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U ,"' Jt r * t I' ""t VVy ' ' •v,f<\. Corruption In fov«rtlM*ftt Is A dlfWl KSiutt of ««r¥&f><toft fi buslnMs.—E«if*n* Wai***, fi fnto sodm ajtthcy VOLUME" 37—NUMBER 23 '* '^'ffi?*? <•< ' '" -"'"^f- 'l Star . ., v"KvlW ^ifiJLiJif^ weA*aat 71 warmw it and HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAf, NOVEMBER 8, 1935 ] nT| rn . r ^|Aa^M.?^ Kl.tr of Hope 1890; JPrCBH, 1927; January 18, 192fl. PRICE Se COS • ^^i^^^^^. '^^ M ^^^^ ^g^^^^_- _~~^ ^^^^^ ^^m»» • mi^^g |_^£^ttw.v|j^j^| MAKALE Here and There •Editorial By ALEX. H, OPEAKERS before the annual convention of the Arkansas O Congress of Parent-Teacher associations at Little Rock Thursday and Friday brought out these two conflicting views: (1) That the liquor control program ought to be abandoned and the state returned to total prohibition, and (2) that the schools ought to be on guard against a raid upon the state sales tax at the next session of the legislature. An honest political observer would have tied the two together like this: The school organizations ought to see that the liquor ^control law is retained and made effective because it is bringing in $400,000 annually for charity, and if that $400,000 is *rost through a return to prohibition then that $400,000 is certainly coming out of the schools' share of the sales tax. —a Furthermore, it's our guess that if control Is abandoned, making & ft ft ft Annual ivania Miners May Take State for F;D.R. "Times Is~Bad But We's Eatin," Hunt Hears in Gloomy Gayyille F OLITICAL S WITCH Pittsburgh, Once G. 0. P. Stronghold, Now Definitely Democratic By FRAZIER HUNT Copyright, 1935, NEA Service, Inc. The town of Gayville belies its name. I cculd discover nothing about it that even in the slightest resembled gaiety. Its few streetr.of miserable frame houses reflect the melancholy somberness of its gloomy existence. L i k c martjf o.f the •properties in this part o f W e s t- morcland County, Pa., its mines were In "retreat." They had seen better days. It was a Saturday morning when I walked Hunt along a rutted, yellow clay road nnd stopped in at the grey painted houses, set on stills high above (he level of the grasslcss lawns. Miner's wives were scrubbing their back porches, and I was touched by their brave of- iort to sustain bclf-rcspcct and cleanliness despite grinding poverty. "My husband only gets about two dayr.' work a week," Mrs. Opsinick told me. "Things arc hard when you have two growing children, but we've never asked for relief. Tilings arc a lot better since the men are organized in a union . . . My husband and The Coal Fields Interviewing the citizens of Industrial America, Frazier Hunt today writes of illuminating talks he had with miners and their families in the Pennsylvania coal regions. This is the fifth article in a series of six which Hunt, world-famous author and correspondent, has written after touring the nation's manufacturing centers on assignment from NEA Service. liquor tax free, then there is a strong chance that the saies tax also will be repealed. That's how we feel about .it—as a newspaper that helped pioneer the sales tax movement in Arkansas at a time when the hand of almost every politician and almost every newspaper editor was against it. Any time we put a tax on the bread men cat and the clothes they put on their back we arc going to put a tax on liquor too. And any time liquor is made tax- free—as under prohibition—then the tax \s going to be taken off bread and Bobcats to Take Field in Nevada City at8 o'Clock Hope Is Top-Heavy Favorites, But Prescott Promises Real Battle A FIELD CEREMONY Prescott and Hope Queens to Be Crowned Before * Game at Prescott the Hope High School Bobcats- reported in good condition and in high spirits—awaited the opening whistle at 8 p. m. Friday that would send them against the Prcscottf High School football team at Prescott. Coach Foy Hammons said that a 18 men would dress here and clothes The country churches have political power — but so do the country schools have political power. If this is going to be a political double-crass, .there will be heartbreak in local treasuries as well as the state capital's. XXX We. write this as a newspaper editor who has contributed more than $1,000 in rejected whisky advertising so that the state's 5400,000-a-year whisky taxation program might be made to work with a minimum of disorder. If published, that $1,000 in advertising these last eight months would In all probability have sold an additional 520,00 worth of whihky in "' , , . . November 1' the Fnyotteviile. Democrat began accepting liquor advertising—leaving the Arkansas Gazette, Hope Star and Russellville Couricr- Bemocrat-as the only Uirec wire-service daily papers in the state which reject whisky "copy." Bulletins MIAMI, Flu. — (If)— The China Clipper,.huge flying boat, took off under cl«mr skies at 5:11 a. in, Friday fur Acapulco, Mexico, on Its way to San Francisco to Inaugurate trims-Pacific service to the Orient. Aboard were a six-man crcvv and six passengers. WASHINGTON.- (#>) - The Interstate Commerce Commission Friday upheld the action of the Arkansas Corporation Commission In refusing to allow Infra-state freight rate increases on bituminous coal, coke, sand, gravel and related commodities. BERLIN, Germany.—(/P)~Adolf Hitler dissolved Germany's Steel Ilclmll organization Friday In a letter to Fran/ Scldtc, lender of the veterans' body, which Is the Third Reich's counterpart to the American Legion. climb abroad a Missouri Pacific bus at 6:30 for Prescott. The 37-piece Hope Boys band" and many students and fans will follow. A half-hour before the game is called appropriate ceremonies will be held at the field, including crowning of the Prescott and Hope football queens. Prescott Queen ! Miss Helen Hesterlcy wil act as the ' Prescott queen. Her maids are Misses Jolinson, Smith, Weaver, McCargo and Wilson. . ' The Hope queen, selected by the Bobcat football team, is Miss Mary .Jane Richards. Her maids will be .Misses Frances S'riyder, Mary Urban, iMildrcd Johnson and Julia Broening. Although Hope is a heavy favorite > to •'•win,- the:: annual game -. promises color, tight and enthusiasm. The traditional conflict always attracts- a large crowd. The Bobcats, reported to be in top condition, will outweigh their opponents several pounds to the man. The Atkinson, Law and Church Leader, Dies Famed Arkansas Chancellor Sutfcumbs to Long Illness at 83 TRSWJ3S-«..*,.». K£j±.- - - —"- ss±,r rsrs, ?ss ir l P s^, D f?° ?•"• ot """"•"""' i™i r,r nm .nm u ,,o^occf,,i Friday that his team trol program successful. We have clone so. And all we have heard, for the most part, is an undercurrent of rumor that "things are worse} and we ought to get back to prohibition." It can be proved from the news columns, of this newspaper that conditions ARE NOT WORSE in Hope and Hcmpstcad county. Sheriff Jim Bearden has pretty well swept the illicit stills out of the country districts of Hcmpstcad. Your average farmer no longer sees a suspicious-looking group of men goinn up a side-road with a truck to a country still—nnd nobody doing anything about it. Liquor sales have been concentrated in the City of Hope, under police protection. There has been no more increase in local drunkenness, or arrests for drunkenness that you would expect of. a city where liquor is concentrated for the entire county. "fair" shape and would do its best in the battle against Hope. Hope fans may obtain tickets at Hope Confectionery. Purchase price is 25 cents for students and 50 cents for adults. The Lineup The probable starting lineup: HOPE PRESCOTT Turner (155) Wells (145) Left End Anderson (180) Grimes (180) Left Tackle Keith (160) White (140) Left Guard Holly (155) Haltman (135) Center W. Parsons (160) Caldweli (165) Right Guard Stone (215) Harrison (1451 Right Tackle Reese (158) B. Huynie (180) Right End Cargile (158) Whittakcr (135) Quarterback Etroud (157) P, Huynie <!«> both voted for Roosevelt and we're joing to do. it again. I guess everybody along here is for Roosevelt." Speed Naturalization Down the street I turned in at the home of Mrs, Poulich. Her boy helped translate the more difficult questions and answers. She and her husband had come from Czecho-Slovakia some years ago. Her husband had taken out his first papers and was hur- ' (Continued on page three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS.- REG. U. S. FAT. PIT, Left Half Bevcrct (145) Letting the foQ.d scorch Is no way to prove a, burning love for htiliby. Prohibition! Haven't you forgotten this- That five or six years ngo, every i Bright (145) time the Hope city council met it had j Right Half n long petition from the First Chris- j Ponder (157) Brys-m (170) tian church complaining that after! Fullback each and every dance at the Elks club ; the Christian church lawn was full of whisky bottles. "Prohibition" whisky—therefore tax- free whisky. $3 Contributed to Will Rogers Fund First Three Donations to Memorial Received at Star Office Three contributions were received Thursday night and Friday by The Consolidation in New York State Reduction in Local Government Is Favored by ! 4-to-l Majority NEW YORK—(/P;—By a referendum j vote of more than 3 to 1, New York i voters in last Tuesday's election ap- j proved an amendment to the slate 1 constitution for reform and reorganization of obsolete and expensive forms Star for the Will Rogers Memorial of county government. Fund which is; being gathered at news- u is cstin , ntod Ulat „ housc-cloan- ?r.±Tiis^^a' i s! |n « ° f anti{tuatcd anti *••"*" -" i - New York City. Contributors to date arc: Dr. L. M. Lile $1.00 A. H. Washburn 1.00 O. L. Harper l.flfl Flag Button Sale Here onSaturday and Auxiliary to; re-Armistice Day in Hope ods of county administration in the itatc, especially the abolition of useless end overlapping offices, would permit the elimination of county "spoils system?;" costing the taxpayers a total of approximately $18,000,000. | The larger cities where county and ; city governments operate in joint na- j lure, largely approved county reform. I New York voters gave it a 4-to-l ma- ijority. „ I Ccunly reform in New York state ! ha: been advocated for many years by former Gov. Alfred E. Smith, Gov. Herbert Lehman and others. In LITTLE ROCK— (fP) — Chancellor William E. Atkinson, 83, of Conway, former Arkansas attorney general, died at a Little Rock hospital early Friday following an operation last Monday. The widely known attorney and jurist received treatment for several months prior to the operation, in which he •soujgh.V.-cjDtnpfete :recqyety from an ailment of years" "., . Judge Atkinson was widely known, not only as an attorney and jurist, but as a leader in the state and southern Baptist conventions, and in the causes of education and temperance. Born in Alabama July 24,1852, of Georgia Anglo-Saxon stock, he was one of five children of W. W. and Barbara Wilder Atkinson who removed to Arkansas in 1857. His father became a Columbia county planter and served in the war between the states. Judge Atkinson received his early education in the country schools of Nevada county, afterwards attending Washington and Lee University in Virginia, where he was graduated in law in 1872, before he was 20. Admitted ta the bar in 1874, he began practice at Rosston, Ark., and later pursued private practice at Prescott until elected attorney general in 1888, carrying every county in the state except two. After serving two terms, he retired to re-enter practice at Little Rock, then moved to Clarksville in 1911, ac- aeeptecl • appointment as inheritance tax attorney in 1921 and shortly thereafter was appointed chancellor of the ninth chancery circuit. While living in Little Rock, he was one of a group credited with break- Continued on page five) Grand Jury Raps Pastor's Charges Rev. Blaylock "Sincere" But Listened to Rumor Rather Than Fact j New York city, although it will strike : principally at Tammany Hall, it was required *° . !a nonpartisan issue. J cbs 1>nt] ilkl ? * hat deputies had been Carrying out the motto oi "Honor-< Tlie amendment permits counties to 8U ^J y „ l " a l.i !asa J 1 . CCl1 , , ,. , ing the Dead By Serving the Living." j .srniplify and reduce costs of local gov- Tll ° Rev - Mr - Blaylock declined to the American Legion Auxilary all! eminent*. Counties outside New ^eminent. He suid he would review over Arkansas are promoting an Ar- i York city, will be provided models by ' , ivport CBreful 'y '» hls Sunday misticc Day Flag Button Sale Satur- > the legislature upon which to vote in lllgllt serln °« ll » d 8've his eonclu- . .. ; sions as IT why the special invusliga- (Conlinucd on page five) I (Continued on jm«e five) ti< n failed to suhslantiaU' his charges. LITTLE ROCK—The Pulaski county grand jury's two-day special investigation into charges brought by the Rev. Arden P. Blaylock, pastor of the First Baptist church, that city and county officials were failing to enforce laws against gambling and other vice ended Thursday when the grand jury decided that: 1. The Rev. Mr. Blaylock was sincere in his efforts. 2. His charges were based on rumors rather than legal evidence. 3. Commercial gambling has not increased within the past year. 4. Charges were of laxity in law enforcement arc unfounded. The grand jury made its report after having examined 33 of the 40 witnesses upon which subpoenas were served. Seven witnesses were excused. Sheriff Branch, chief targets of the affidavits and other evidence offered by the Rev. Mr. Blaylock, said he was pleased with the report. The jury revealed that two of the four witnesses wha had made affidavits repudiated them. One was not signed. The affidavits chargei US. Cotton Crop Cut 300,000 Bales; Is Nowll,141,000 Drastic Reduction Made November 8 From Esti; mate a Month Ago (ARGER THAN 1934 Last Year's Production 9,636,000—State 905,000 This Year WASHINGTON.—(#>)-A cotton crop of 11,141,000 bales this year was reported Friday by the Department of Agriculture as indicated from conditions November 1. A production of 11,464,000 bales was indicated a month ago. Last year's crop was 9,636,000 bales. Ginnings from this year's crop prior to November 1 were reported by the Bureau of the Census to be 7,749,635 bales. The indicated crop by states included: Arkansas: 905,000 bales. New Jersey Bank Robbedof $18,000 feller Empties Gun at 4 i Fleeing Bandits — One i Believed Wounded . -F6ur men, one armed with a machine-gun and the others' "with pistols, held up the Prospect Park National Bank at Prospect Park near here Friday and escaped with $18,000. The bank's paying teller, Albert Bauman, emptied his gun at the robbers as they fled in a waiting automobile. Several shots hit the car nnd police expressed the belief that one of the men was wounded. deputies were $25 monthly for their New Highway Shop Building for City WPA Approves $10,000 to $12,000 Project for Hope Headquarters 'LITTLE ROCK—The State Highway Commission has filed application for WPA labor projects to build permanent highway shops in six of the 10 highway districts, highway department officials said Thursday. The application for construction of a building at Hope has been approved and it was said that approval of a similar project at Camden is expected soon. Location of the other projects was not revealed. Under the plan the Highway Department would provide materials and supervision and the WPA would furnish labor for construction of buildings to cost from ?10,000 to $12,000 on one to two acre sites located on a main highway at the outskirts of the towns in which the shops are located. Sitith Davenport of the district office at Hope, in the absence of W. H. Johnson, maintenance supervisor, Friday urged immediate action by civic leaders in obtaining a suitable site for the proposed new building and shop. Mr. Davenport said that it would be up to the city to furnish the location for a permanent highway shop and office building. He said that the project for construction of the building had been approved and that actual work could be started when the loca- j lion is made. I Mr. Davenport pointed out that Dis- Irict Three highway office and shop at Hope meant a. substantial payroll for this'city, and that the promise of a [permanent location here with a $12,)00 building should be acted upon without delay. Conway Boy Killed by Electric Cable j^lass^ Legions of Rome "Move Up" Traitorous Kin of Selassie Head of Invad Ras Haile Selassie vark •Dabat ond r / • S aJ[ * U..S_S Mota- Abuya - 3 r - ,• •''...•., - • . • .,-- -• .. •"•'"• Mie"*riaU6n'. of Makalc, on, the '.'northern r«ni:, aiVu eastern or southern front, to (he Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, arc shown on tills map. The 'Italians captured both Makale and: Harar Friday. .-. ' Liquor Policy Hit by P.-TjlSpeaker State Meeting Outlined to Guard Against Sales Tax Raid LITTLE ROCK.— (/P) —Dr. J. H. Reynolds, president of Hendrix college, souned a call to arms before the Arkansas Education association Friday to prevent diversion of funds from the state sales tax that have been set aside for school purposes. Dr. Reynolds declared that at the next session of the legislature "they are proposing to divert funds from the sales tax for other causes." Liquor Policy Rapucd LITTLE ROCK—A crowd that filled every seat in the senior high school auditorium Thursday night for the opening session of the Arkansas Education Association's annual convention heard Mrs. S'cott Wood of Hot Springs, president of the Arkansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, call for co-ordination cf the groups that seek a general change in the affairs of the state. Rapping the "vicious attitude of our state officials in legalizing liquor and ! thus thrusting it under the nose of [every boy and girl of our state," she pledged the force of the organization she heads to take the lead in bringing about such co-ordination and called Program Outlined for Farm Youths New Club Organization for Young Adults Who 'Didn't Go to Town A newly-developed program intended to lead young farm people into farm-ownersliip, at a time when the drift of young folks from country to town has been checked by industrial unemployment, was outlined to farm and home demonstration agents from southwest Arkansas at an all-day meeting in Hope Friday. Young adult rural folks will be organized into Junior Adult 4-H clubs the first week in December, the visiting speakers told the county agents gathered here. The program is designed to reach an estimated 100,000 young people in Arkansas who under ordinary circumstances would have left the farms to seek employment by industry in the business centers through this normal movement of population, that has been going on in America for years. But the depression left them on the farm with their parents and without any immediate personal opportunity or Takes Over One-Time^ ... Royal Palace ^J^. ADVANCE ON Harar, New Railroad Lihejff Falls at About Same : V ! Hour as Makale By the Associated PrtsS"%'*! With the traitor Ras Gugsa at't head, the leaders of Rome., into Makale Friday. Makale, like Adurn'a, Aksunl"f8 Adigrat before it, fell without* ance. ' ?\ Swaggering in the van of the : ing troops was Ras Halle Si Gugsa, the Benedict Arnold of pia. He went straight to the- ca of former King John—for Makale •„_ once the royal seat—and estabMsnM himself by right of might as governor; of the rich Tigre province. The continued refusal of the EtHlo-tf pian warriors to challenge the Italian^ ., advance means "that Emperor Selassie £^4$ has a definite strategy arranged. y","W| Gorrahei Also Falls V*« ROME, Italy.- (ff) -The fortifiedk, town of Gorrahei ,one of the iriiport-7§^ ant objectives of the Italian forces Un^A southern Ethiopia was takea by troops^ under General Rudolf o Graziani, T" official bulletin announced .Ffiaay.- 1 !,^' 4 "* Gorrahei is a vital point ou'lbfe* route between Italian Somaliland^ndl the important city of Harar. , BY ANR0UE BERDING .& Copyright Associated. Press;. AT THE FRONT WITH ."rate-fry IAN NORTHERN ARMIES. V^f" Italy's central columns'-vbi^du^ Thursday night on a mountain, rim sight.'of, Wfekalp^j!:?^; ~~ end .past uiat city in Friday—with scattered mm ^,,^ v. Fascist field guns were trained j the ' heights on Makale "'•*'' Sl< - program—which the Junior Adult 4-H club organization will attempt to provide. The speakers were headed by Dean and Director Dan T. Gray of the College of Agriculture, University of Ar- upon the Education Association to aid. kansas; nnd included the following: "Our biennial legislature is a shin- j C. C. Randall, acting assistant di-! ing example of a state that has moved I rector; J. L. Wright and Miss Ella ! forward little in the last 25 years," I Posey. district agents; L. C. Babcr. as-' she said, "for we continue to elect to i *'slant state 4-H club agent; and K. its membership individuals who are i B - Roy - agricultural editor of the Uni- wholly unqualified and untrained to , vc ™ty of Arkansas, settle the vital issues of our state, or „ Ho '*r '; s ° nc of four cities at which to proivde guidance for the welfare of I these , ha . 1 hcr n , rc s F hof l ulccI - Meetings , \vr»ro hr>m n;irhf»r m *nr> \i,or>L- at TJ,,-,n our people. "After each session of the legislature the wail is heard, 'Did you ever see such a travesty en the patience and intelligence of any people?' But j what do we do about it? We con- j tinue with bankrupt counties unable i to hold their courts and pay the costs j cf their government because we have- ] p.'t the intelligence to realize that we are living in a new world that could operate far better with one-half or one j third as many counties." | Howls about the high cost of eduru- | lion arc cut of place when they come | from pcrscns who draw salaries from the state treasury for jobs that arc long outmoded, she said. were held earlier in the week at Pine Bluff and Jonesboro. Following the meeting at Hope the speakers will' sloi-e their tour Saturday at Morrilton., ^^^ _ i Texarkana Second j Team Wins Here! Side High School, Beats Hope Second Squad by 6 to 0 '• "We continue year after year stu- Doyiie Slimmei'S, 17, EleC-jpid practices that cat up our funds. trocuted When Radio Wire Hits High-Line CCNWAY, Aik.—l/l'i—Doyne Summers, 17. Conway High School senior, j was electrocuted here Friday when he ' caught hold of n radio aerial he had thrown ucio.-s ;i power line. Hir mother. Mrs. H. V. Summers, ''tifhcd to his aid and was also shocked when she attempted to free Doyne from the charged wire. But siie was ^ot hurl, srrionsly. make us a source of ridicule to intelligent, progressive people and tui.i a large number of the citizens of our Mate into cynics who regard I he whole tituaticn as hapless," Mrs. Wood continued. "They have seen so inar.y reform movements started by organi/.u- tions which soon died from one cwu.-;; tr another, usually because of the apathy of the organizations which began them." Everybody who went to Thursday • Continued on paw five* A long pass in the final two minutes of play gave the second string \ team of Texarkana (Texas) High School a 6-to-O victory here Thursday night ever the second-string team of Hope High School. ] E Williams took the ball out of the ; ;iir and raced acro.ss the gaul line for i the only score of the game. | The game was played before a small I crowd, but was hard-fought all the way. Stribling and G. Everett starred in the backfield for the visitors. ; Fcr Hope Galoway, Miller. Barnuin. j Moore and Aslin played best. About j | '>» Bnbkitten saw action. I 'Messages from native scouting patrols said that scattered^ regulars of the- negus, returning to'tU Makale, had been received frigidly by the populace, most of them 1 depart- -" ing Precautions Taken , \ But their presence on the streets"' o fthe objective city caused the high/ * staff of the Italian advance to take ' every precaution. At .headquarters' ' officers explained Wednesday's hand- to-hand encounter near Hauzien, with casualties on both sides, meant the ;•„* Ethiopians were placing most of their ' hope of success in filtering back into occupied territory. Thus they could fall upon the Italians from the flank and, if possible, from the rear. Aerial observers also reported \ groups of the enemy marching behind Makale, and it was thought likely widely scattered encounters might take place as the -Fascist advance guards pushes on beyond Makale Fri- f 1 day. ,, J Troops Overlook City ; I The columns of Gen. AlessandroT f Firzio-Biroli halted at noon on the higher ridge overlooking Makale to * allow their supply trains to catch up. J At dawn Thursday they pushed to their present position in a quick start; at dawn tomorrow they expect to inarch on and beyond Makale, Now the columns commanded a series of small valleys, leading directly down into the city. On the right they were reported by the column of Gen. Pietro Maraving^, coming down from Aduwa. On th& extreme left were the "mystery" Dan- akil forces of Col. Mario Marchnotti. These latter, officers say, have obtained their objective. Successor for Selassie ADDIS ABABA — (#>)— The arrtT val of Crown Prince Asfa Wosan fyo»n a Dessye Thursday where he has been ^' governor-general of the province,, gave rise to rumors that Emperor' Haile Selassie might order his 20- year-old son crowned king in case (Continued on page five) Presbyterians to MeetJere in '36 Hope Is Chosen at Women's Auxiliary Session Held in Magnolia Hope was chosen as the 1936 convention city of the Women's Auxiliary of the Synod cf Arkansas which Closed its annual session this week at Magnolia. Mrs. David McMillan of Arkadelphia was elected next president of the Presbyterian group, succeeding Mrs. L. B. Montgomery. Among other newly e^ct§4 offipeis are Miss Annie Allen p£- jttope, secretary of assemblies; ?;nd Mrs,. J£. G, McRae of Hope, finance committee.

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