Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 6, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, December 6, 1937
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'"til -, ' is -~ Y.^\ ,'•;< Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H Washburn — -• Kitchens, Too, Says "No" C ONGRESSMAN Wade Kitchens is definitely opposed to Senate Bill No. Of) which would limit the length of freight trains to 70 cars. Replying over the week-end to The Star's editorial and Jotter attacking the bill November HO, Mr. Kitchens writes as follows: Editor The Star: This bill is urged upon us as a safety measure to the employes and the public. My position is against the bill and has been for some time. In the first place, it will be most difficult to convince me that two trains of 70 cars each will be less dangerous to the employes and the public than one train. To my way of thinkirig.'the operation of two trains rather than one will subject more employes and the public to greater danger. I can not see but that a double danger would be created in all the yards and at every crossing to both the employes and the p'ublic. Of course, we must not lose sight of the fact that operation of two trains rather than one would almost double the number of employes and expense of operation. The burden of this extra expense would be cast upon farmers, other employes, merchants and the public in general. The freight burden is already too heavy and particularly in our section. The railroads heretofore have Hope Star European Thrusts at South America Offset by U, S. A. Battle for Trade and Political Influence, lo the South AIRWAYS HELPING "Good Neighbor" Policy of Roosevelt Supplants League Tin's is (lio second of (\v(i stories on (he aina/.ing political situation In South Amt-rica with Us threat of overseas influence. B.v WILLIS THORNTON NKA Service Staff Correspondent The United Status i.s not going to "toss in its hand" in I he South Ajner- ican game- without a struggle. And it holds some strong cards. Two primary interests have always influenced the playing of those cards. Ono was the Monroe Doctrine, now a Pan-American policy, which forbids overseas nations from getting a territorial foothold in the Americas. The other was trade. Today the two arc closely linked together. German, Italian and Japanese efforts to get South American trade arc on with their, "cultural penetration," n-vl their offer'..-, lo oxort-a domestic political influence which will itself bring more trade. Most of the "totalitarian" methods arc not available to the United States. But it lias other methods and excellent ones. Tlii 1 Honsevi Hi.HI "good neighbor" policy has rubbed out much of the distrust whuli .South anil Cenlral America has Inn^ held for "The Colossus of the North " AJK| it comes at a time when the failure of the League of Nations has disillusioned many in South America about associations in that quarter. The good-will and disin- U'estcdiif.ss of tin.' United Stales is trusted a; never befuri 1 . Nov. It's AlacliiiiiT.v Tra'le Iiiv, with the United States are still strung. Much of the trade 1 taken over hum the warring nations of Euio|,<.- iliiiMi^ the World War remains with iho LHIIUM! States. But the nature of that trade is changing. Up to l!Cu, nearly all trade of South American nation., v. as in the export of raw inali rials, and import of basic manufactured goods. They would .send out cotton .mil jji't back .shirts. Now the lending cumin ics are becoming in- rhiKlrali/eil. They make their own .shirts. But siiinvbixly has In .sell l)ii:m the .shirl-making marlnnery. ami it might as well be the 1 United Stales. This change 1 is follower! by a rise in the .staii'lai'il of living, anil the southern irountr ic.s !K-J;I:I to be a market for machinery, luxuries and specialized pro- duits. The magnificent airway that Pan- American (lung into llie teeth of the depression not only girdles the continent, but brings liueiins Aires within MX days nf New Vork instead of 18 days. It has done wonders in making South Amei lea "United States conscious." Il has ,ilso opened up a good market for machinery by making spare parts quickly available. To make the most of this advantage, airmail postage In Central and South America was cut about 32 per cent December 1. Competition threatens in this held fiom an Italian line just granted a ci-ncessnin by Argentina, Uruguay and )ii.i/.il, linking Home directly to the continenl. A Ti'inpurary J5»i»i| American movies have always been popular lo the .south, and have led many to .study English as their "second language" rathe/' than Fri ncli or Goiman. Here again Fiascist influence is (Continued on Page Six) 1. bailors leil lime aboard u ship by bells us everyone linmvs. But what time is a at "c-ight bells"? 'i. How near did the Germans get to Paris ihn nig tl.e. World war? 'J. Which i.s closer to Manila. San Francisco ur be.ittlc-? 4. One knows th.it a iuinilx.T of cattle are kuuuu as a heard, .several birds are termed a flock, but what is the term designating a number of rabbits? 5. What interest would Smith pay if he burrowed $100 for one day at an interest of 8 per cent? Answers on ('liussiflt-d I'age been the football of speculation and exchanges of the country lo the very great detriment of the 1'iiblic. Every railroad goes into the hands of a receiver about every 20 years. Their stocks of different kinds, tlicir bonds of different kinds, debentures ami obligations of almost every conceivable character nt that time are generally in the hands of the pujblic. The result is increased freight rates due to extravagant management and groat lasses sustained due lo reorganization, etc. I am hoping this speculation in railroads has been | or will be stopped. I am for reasonable freight rales based upon proper management of railroads. 1 am opposed lo the artificial creation of jobs by legislation as well as of creation of artificial jobs. The time has come when some business judgement must be used in matters thai affect the public. Linccrcly WADE KITCHENS December 3, 1937 Washington, D. C. •K * * The editor of The Star is no bailer of organized labor. The men who run the railroads of America arc ju.stly entitled lo high wages for a hard and dangerous form of skilled labor. In any quarrel between railroad labor and railroad management the benefit of the doubt must be given to the men who actually run the trains rather than the men who simply sit at desks and talk about running trains. But to get good wages for a necessary job, is one thing—while Senate Bill No. G'J is simply Vi proposition to "strong-nrm"-,.thji,/^ r Amcricartv- fVeight«paying public* into hiring; twice as many men as are needed. That's political pressure of a low-down Tammany Hall ward- heeling stamp. Pressure groups will get a quick rebuff from the public whenever llie public finds them out in the open -whether the pressure comes Irom rate-gouging railroad management or rate-gouging railroad labor. The "made work" program of the government's WPA will have to be j..iid eventually by all the taxpayer. 1 ;. But to a.sk the railroad Ireight payers to stand the cost of another "made work" program on the railroads i.s simply double laxiilion. This cotton country isn't going to stand for it—and I don't believe the railroad men actually living in our .section think the bill is just. New Deer Season Law Is Sustained WEATHER. Arkansas—Fair and nat so cold in wvst portion Monday nirjht; Tuesday fair and warmer. VOLUME 39NUMBER 46 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1937 PRICE 6c COPY DIES T nrr r«i • IB •• Li I H •• mm Monday Coldest of Season, With "Low'46 Degrees Beats Previous Mark of 20, Established on November 20 Supreme Court Fixes Season as December 1 Through 15 LITTLE ROCK, -i/iv The Arkansas Supreme Court Monday held the legal Ki'iison for hunting deer in all Arkansas counties i.s December 1 in l!i inclusive, as uullined ii, Act I17H of the 1937 legislature. The decision eliminated the twu- pcnod .season enjoyed by Dcshu and Clncot counties. The high court affirmed a I'ulaski chancery judgment which hold the 1!)37 act constitutional, except for Section 5, which set for certain exemptions for Dosha and Chicot to give them two seasons and a larger bag limit than other counties. On its ruling, the lower court clo- nicil the injunction to Dave Witt, Little Rock .sportsman, who sought to restrain the Game & Fish Commission for enforcing the 1937 measursc. Cyclist Sustains Broken Leg Here Alva Lee King Struck by Automobile on Downtown Street Alva Lee King, H-year-olcl-s-ui of Mr. and Mrs. Lex King, was recovering Monday from a broken left leg and jthcr minor injuries about the body as the result of being struck by an automobile lale Friday aflernuon. The accident occurred near the rear f John P. Cox Drug Company. South Elm street. King, junior high school Indent was taken lo Julia Chester hospital and later removed to his homo. He was riding a bicycle when struck by an automobile driven by Eddie Mitchell, employe of the Western Auto Associate Store of Hope. The accident was said to have been unavoidable. WINTER IN NORTH S u b-Z e i 1 o Temperatures Strike Through Dakotas, Minnesota 'lite mercury dropped (o an official low of 1C degrees Monday morning on the recording instruments of the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station, setting a new seasonal minimum temperature. The previous low mark was recorded Saturday, November 20, with an official reading of 20 degrees. The weather forecast for this section Monday night and Tuesday is fair and not so cold. By (lie Associated Press A new cold wave brought temperatures down to /.cro in many sections of .the nation Monday and caused a sharp drop in radeings in the South. Large arctics of the Dakota*:, Minnesota and Iowa had sub-zero readings. Freezing temperatures spread as far South as the Louisiana coast and extreme northwest Florida. 7 Almvc nt Rogers LITTLE ROCK.— (if)— Thermometers made record lows for the season in ArKansas Monday. Rogers appeared the coldest spot as the mercury plunged to 7 degrees above zero. Fayett'eville had 9; Balcsvillc 12; Fort tmith 14; and Little Rock 18. CoacfrThomsento Be Hope's Guest Will Be Guest Speaker at Football Banquet Here Thursday Coach Fred Thomson of the University of Arkansas will be guest speaker at a banquet here Thursday night honoring the Hope High School football .•••quad and coaches. The banquet is sponsored by the Young Business Men's association and tickets may he obtained from a committee that will canvass the business iireu. The- banquet will be held at 7:30 o'clock, the place to be announced later. Coach Thomson i.s expected to be accompanied by Boyd Cypert, business manager of athletics of the University of Arkansas. Crop Control Bill Is Safe in Senate Senator Pope Declares Ma- jaroity Vote Is Guaranteed There WAKI1]NOTON~(/IV-A -survey has di. 1 closed enough voles to pass the .senate crop control bill, Semi lor Pope, Idaho Democrat, said Monday. Two Held Here on Bad Check Charge G. Max Thompson and Charles Klaproth Are Arrested Municipal Court Judge W. K. Lcin- ley Monday ordered a man giving hi.s name as G. Max Thompson held for action of Hempstead circuit court on a charge of uttering a forged check drawn on a Springfield, 111., bank for the sum of $560.78. Charluu Kluproth, arrested in connection with the check, will go to trial next Monday on a similar charge, officers said. His case WHS postponed at Monday's session of court. Arthur Caple and Montgomery Hill, charged with malicious mischief, were fined $50 each. Caple and Hill were charged with entering thu land of Will Dixon and damaging pecan trees. A charge of malicious mischief against a third man, Ed Caple, was dismissed. J. C. West, drunkenness, fined $10. Cornelius Cole forfeited u $10 cash bond on a drunkenness charge. Irene Webb, possessing untaxed liquor, fined $10. A. U. Sullivan, assault and battery, fined $2.50. Thu charge resulted from a fight with J. S. Conway, Jr., several weeks ago in which Sullivan was slashed on the shoulder. Ike Hamilton, disturbing the peace, Fined J5. Hope's Senior and JuniorClasses Entertain the Football Team— and a New Film Makes Night Pictures Without a Flashlight Bulb George W James, 59, Killed While Hunting 'Possum Local Man Breaks Neck in' Fall From Tree Near City Sunday NO WIT NESS THERE Funeral Service at 2 p, m/ Monday, Burial at Columbus George W. James, 59, met accidental death Sunday when he fell from a treetop near his home a mile and half west' of Hope on old Highway 67, breaking his neck and both arms. * 1 His body was found about noon Sunday when relatives started a search after he had failed to return home. Mr. .James had been 'possum hunting and had climbed the tree after a.possum. » ' • , It is believed that he lost his balance,' toppling about 40 feet to the ground. The accident occurred in a wooded area about 300 yards from, his home. Death was believed instantaneous. Mr. James came from Alabama to Hempstead county 40 years ago. He- had been a resident of Hope about 12 years. Funeral services were to be held at. 2 p. m. Monday with burial in the Columbus cemetery. The Rev. Gilbert' Copeland, pastor o f the Church of Christ, was to be the officiating min- • ister, ; Surviving are his widow, four sons, Jack, Johnson, Carrol and Jim, three daughters, Mrs. Glenn Gilbert, Mrs."' Johnnie Green and Mrs. A. T. Thompson. . ' Two brothers, L. L. James of Tyler, T/exas, and A. J. Jama? of ,Texas.«al-^ |M'i ;Jtlil*lrfv0 " " ' ' **" tr '" - c> "** '"" < A month ago the photographic world was startled by announcement of a new film— Agfa Superpan Press— which made pictures in one-fourth the light previously required by the 'fastest" material. These are probably the i'irst published work of this new film in Arkansas. The top and middle photos are the regular "flashlights." But the two pictures at the bottom are candid action shots made under the electric lights of Hope High School gymnasium without any flashlight, and without putting the camera on a tripod and asking the subjects to pose. They are the first candid shots in this section. '—The grand march of senior and junior students' —Photos by Hope Star. led by John Wilson, Jr., president of the Student Council, parading through the goal-posts erected at the gymnasium party lust Friday night honoring members of the 11)37 football team. This photo was made by flashlight. MIDDLE—A trucking act by James (Peanut) Nelson, one of the local negro authorities in this art, who entertained the youngsters. Another flashlight photo. BOTTOM—Two candid action shots made without the flash, using only the normal electric illumination of the gym. The photo on the left was shot at 1 25th of a second, the one on the right at 1 10th, accounting for the better illumination. It will be obvious that the subjects in these two weren't aware they were having their pictures made at all. jgfttsCutOffin Hope Sunday Night Theaters Forced to Issue Passes When Show Discontinues Hope was thrown into darkness for 25 minutes Sunday night and service at the three theaters was cut off when a boiler at the municipal water and light plant was closed down. Managements of the theaters told patrons they would be admitted "free" at a return showing of Sunday's film attractions. A spokesman for the water and light plant said the two firemen, one being relieved of duty and other coming on duty, failed to check the water gauge on the boiler. The new fireman noticed that water had dropped out of sight in the tubing and immediately closed down the boiler as a precautionary measure. As a result, electricity was shut off from 10 to 10:55 o'clock. U. S. Wins Court Anti-Trust Fight Supreme Court Sustains It Against the Aluminum Company WASHINGTON^W- The govern* ment won in the United States Supreme Court Monday in an effort to continue with its anti-trust proceedings in the Southern New York Federal District court seeking dissolution of the Aluminum Company of America. CHRISTMAS SUPERSTITIONS Believing it will cause them to Jive in h«rmpny Jor the comjnj year, families in Scandinavia place all their shoes together $\ Christmastime. <• rt' '•£

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