Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 15, 1935 · Page 1
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??V'* f?v. r'Y'tf <*'"*• -{•;<<'> 'V v C f ,' ' " ' -''' ' "<' !; " *' • ' ' . -'"•*" v "••'•' '" ATbaujflit And wider, probably TOJttlnf torn* Pasture P>rl«l»jf{tdH>t! Sntur mostly Great rt*ii «r net wl««; neither do iHe afSdt iftt* judgmentXffth 55:9. HOPE,ARKANSAS NQVEMBBR 15, 1936 ARMIES CLOSE IN ON HARA ft •£ ft _ ft ft ft •& ft ft ft. ^ ft . ft •£ :ft ft ft „ . —„ x w 77 -- W w w w w ^ tfr v ifr; ••* & :# ft ft Fine of $3 Is Levied by City jonStreet Tax "Rebels" Fines Suspended on Pledge to Pay Tax by Nov. 25th ebellious Defendants Ordered Put Under Bond by Municipal Court WARRANTS ISSUED Payment Must Be Made Either to Chief Ridgdill- or Treasurer Reynerson Evasion of the city's $2.50 street tax assessment led to convictions and fines Friday for a score, of Hgpe.citizens arraigned in municipal court on a formal charge of "failing nnd refusing to work the streets or pay street tax." Several voluntarily entered plcns of roiilty and were fined $3 each, the fine to be suspended if the street tax levy is paid by November 25. Three defendants, Frank Drake, W. M. Hargis. white, nnd Bennle .\Var.c. negro, contended thnt they hod not been legally warned to pay the tax when arraigned before Municipal Judge W. K. Lcmley. Fines Suspended The judge, however, fined each ?3 The fines will be suspended as in the cases of those pleading guilty provided the lax Is paid by November 25. 'Six defendants cither forgot or ignored police warnings. Those failing to appear were Smead Talley, Gtiis Hughes, R. E. Burnett, Frank Walters, Hughes' and Ed Jones, ; Lcmlcy. > .inatr.iicieiL* J?olicci John W. Ridgdill to place rebellious defendants under bonds for their appearance or to lodge them in jail. Hearings for those falling to appear were continued until November 25. Pleading guilty Friday morning were; John Miles, John Clark, J. A. Kennedy, J. N. Hobbs, R. D. B.-ibcr, Floyd McDowell, O. D. Davis and J. D. Jacks. City Attorney W. S. Atkins dismissed cases against S. R. Copeland, Tom Wardlow and Ed Williams upon payment of the tax. More Warrants Police Chief Ridgdill said Friday af- Mr, Rockefeller's Confession (Continued on page four) Top Hat to Win a Theater Ticket Saenger 0 f f e r ing Pass Monday for Every Genuine Top Hatted Guest Hats—top hats!—have you one laid jiway somewhere in the littleknown recesses of your home'.' Then dig it out next Monday and go to the Sncnger—for if it's'a genuine top hnt it will gdl you a free ticket to the musical film "Top Hut," starring Fred Astnirc and Ginger Rogers'. ^Manager Arthur Swanke is making |pe free-admission offer for Monday only—so your top hat can be used only once. It must be a genuine top hnt—home- made ones drummed up for this occasion will be counted out. What the Saenger management wants is a good look at the old-time headpieces of Hempstead county— when ti top hat wound its merry way to an elegant hall. You can't truly fake a top hat- cither it "is" or it "isn't." For those that ,'is" theres a free ticket waiting at the Sacnger Monday. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS; ma. u. s. PAT. orr. A man representing 1 the Anti-Saloon League is coming to our town Sunday night to speak at the First Methodist church. Sixteen Hempstead county preachers have called a meeting the following Tuesday at the city hall to discuss a referendum to vote the liquor stores out. A referendum is already scheduled in Nevada county—December 10—and Prescott preachers are out on the stump telling the county it ought to return to prohibition. We have tried saloons. .. We have tried Prohibition. , Now let's try something else. I want to tell you about the history of the Anti- Saloon League. Preachers are always having you believe that a moral idea wins out in politics simply on its merit. .The truth is quite different. The truth is that a moral idea is converted into a political reform only when, and if, a lot of money and brains and blood Is put in behind it, That gets me down to the history of the Anti-Saloon League. . ' John D. Rockefeller, Sr., richest man in the world, divided his fortune two ways. He gave part of it to public health work, and the other part he gave to the Anti- Saloon League to encourage the cause of temperance. But John D. Rockefeller is now 91, and many years ago John D., Jr., his very able son, took over the family estate, and he too poured millions into the Anti-Saloon League. By this time the League had decided to cut corners. This business of encouraging temperance was too slow— the thing to do was to abolish liquor by federal prohibition. And with the aid of the Rockefeller millions about 1920 the Eighteenth Amendment was put over. After twelve years of statutory prohibition John D. Rockefeller, Jr., found his cduntry impregnated from one end to the. qther with corruption, lawlessness, lying and 'hypocrisy.. v : V . .''• . • • - ' ,•••;•••••-•; •;..- .• ••-••. In 1932 he abandoned the Anti-Saloon League that he and his father had been associated with for nearly two generations, and he came out for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment—and the following year it was repealed! XXX A gentleman with a prayer-book and a hopeful smile will get off a train here Sunday and go up to the local church to speak about prohibition—but I don't care about him. ' w. n What I do care about is the man who had the courage and the determination to put millions of dollars into something, only to see it fail. Mr. Rockefeller knows more about this prohibition question than all the preachers west of the Mississippi river: Nobody will tell the preachers-the truth. They tell them what they figure the preachers want to be told., I tell them the truth—and so, while we are busy ribbing each other in this controversy, we still respect each other. The preachers keep up their pretense that this is a holy wa,r against liquor, while I.keep pressing against them the ^scandalous record that they left in'their last crusade. Now when'Mr.'Rockefeller withdrew from the'Anti- Saloon League and killed the Eighteenth Amendment he sent two investigators throughout the United States to see what they could see, and to report back to him. Mr. Rockefeller issued that report two years ago this fall. I published the 15 press releases of that report in The Star, beginning October 9, 1933, and ending October 27, 1933—a total of nearly 30 newspaper columns. . Mr. Rockefeller's investigators—Raymond B. Fos- 'dick, lawyer and expert on police procedure; and Albert L. Scott, authority on social and religious movements— these investigators recommended establishing publicly- owned liquor stores with all private profit eliminated. On October 9, 1933, I published in The Star a per- Konal statement from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., I want you to read it. You will hear a lot of oratory the next few days— but oratory sometimes makes men as foolish as whisky does. This is not oratory. It is a soberly written judgment pronounced upon a recent chapter in the history of our self-governing republic—a judgment by the man who put up the money to make that history. XXX Mr, Rockefeller said: "I was born a teetotaler and I have been u teetotaler on principle all my life. Neither my father nor his father ever tasted a drop of intoxicating liquor. 1 could hope that Ihe .same might be true of heupecked husband do.esw't 4 ghost «{ a; chance to visit his 014• Australian Girl Flier Is Wrecked Jean Batten Runs Out of Gasoline After Setting- New Record RIO DE JANEIRO, Bruuil— ( /p)_ Jean Batten, forced down at Praia Secca, Brazil, on a flight to Rio Do Janeiro, reached here Friday in a Brazilian army plane, leaving her own damaged ship in a swamp. She landed due to lack of fuel. She was .the first woman to fly alone over the South Atlantic. ''Miss'Batten Friday laid-claim to a speed record in crossing; the South Atlantic, asserting, .'I flew from President Roosevelt to Visit Centennial WASHINGTON - (#) _ Harvey Couch, after heading an Arkansas centennial committee's visit to the White House, said Friday that President Roosevelt had promised to visit Arkansas ne*t June lo open the centennial celebration. "Mi. Roosevelt will open our centennial celebration and at the ^anio lime will pay a promised visit tc Joe Robinson," Couch said after a 20-ininutc audience. my children and their children. It .is' my '.earnest conviction that total abstinence: is the wisest, best and safest position for both the individual and society. But the regrettable failure of the Eighteenth Amendment has demonstrated the 'fact that the majority of the people of this country are not yet ready for total abstinence, at least when it is attempted through legal coercion. • . . , "The next best thing— many people think it is a better thing—is temperarice.j Therefore, as I sought to support total abstinence! when its achievement seemed possible,, so now and vvlth equal vigor I would support temperance. ' •'•"•'•; '.-/ ' ;,/ :"In the attempt to bring about total abstinence .through prohibition, an evil even greater than intemperance resulted; namely, a nation-wide disregard for law, with all the attendant abuses-thai fok lowed in its train. That this, intolerable situation should be done away with- has seemed to me even more important for the moment than the promotion of temperance. It was 'for that reason that I took a , position more than a year ago in favor of the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment .... . • "Rightly, the first objective:is' the ABOLITION OF LAWLESSNESS. Any prograni ' of f ered in lieu of the Eighteenth Amendment must .make that its chief aim, even if— and I weigh. carefully what I say — the immediate result is TEMPORARILY AWAY FROM TEMPERANCE .... ••••••• ';•••• ;•••;-;•- -..-• ••,•:• ..- .-.....• -. "I am ... greatly impressed with certain principles in the (Fosdick-Scott) report, which seem to 1 me to be of profound importance in any present or future effort to deal with, the liquor problem. One of = them is that LAW MUST ALWAYS BE THE. ARTICULATE . ..... ORGAN OF THE DESIRE OF LIVING MEN. Men can not be made -godd^by force.. : I'n^e eti^'iti^lllgen^law- ' making rests on the knowledge or estimate of what will be obeyed. LAW DOES NOT ENFORCE ITSELF. "Another principle which the report develops is that only as the PROFIT MOTIVE is eliminated is there any hope of controlling the liquor traffic in the interest of a decent society. To approach the problem from any other angle is only to tinker with it and to ..; insure failure." ' , XXX So much for Mr. Rockefeller. For forty years the preachers used to quote him and his father before him, on this prohibition question. But they 'aren't quoting him any more — and I'm telling ydu why. . . . The question today is simply -this.: Is the prestige of the church in politics more important than the .enactment of a sane and workable liquor .control., law?. 7V. This newspaper has, ever sj'nce.;|he .'publishing of the Rockefeller report, advocated" a control syst'em'' al;6ng the same lines for Arkansas. I'll. repeat •jtfor.y'duibri^riy-: • li • A,'State dispensary systerii )( lirhi{irtg cities ;th6' size of Hope and Prescott to one liquor store, : th£ state 'depending on the revenue from the gallb.riagqi tax. ' r • ; .-' : ' 2. The store to be run jointly by the city and county. dividing the profits. 3. Prohibit all advertising of liquor whatsoever. 4. Register all individuals making liquor purchases. It is our idea that the state can legitimately step in and manage just that amount of the whisky traffic which the bootleggers used to handle. The bootleggers had to operate without advertising and other sales stimulants, It is not liquor itself that is b$d, but too much liquor. The churches attack liquor itself. •Disregard them, They are wrong. The churches are often wrong. We are faced with the same kind of a game that was played on Arkansas twenty years ago. Somebody, thought cigarettes were bad. So they got up a law prohibiting cigarettes. But they left the snuff -dippers alone! Words are cheap. Money isn't. This writer has rejected $1,000 worth of whisky advertising the last eight months that he might help the state keep law and order while launching its liquor control law that is bringing in $400,000 a year taxes for charity. The present law isn't mine. But I at least have something to offer by way of improvement. These churchmen offer nothing — nothing except wliat their own bankers spent millions on only to throw it overboard because it was corrupting the very people it was meant to save. — Alex. H. Washburn. Hope Sends Squad of 18 Players to DeQueen on Friday /Team Leaves at 8:30 a. m., Followed by Band and Fans at 11 a. m. Starve in Bucharest Government Wins Pastor Replies to British Election a Letter Writer But Ramsey MacDonald j R ev> w. Paul Hodge Up- and His Son, Leaders, Go Down to Defeat LONDON, Eng.—(tf>)—Returns from Thursday's general elections showed Friday that the national government had retained its majority in the holds City's Attitude Toward Carnivals 2:30 Nashville 'Comparison* Gives Hope Edge Over") Jack Robisori's Squad ' Eighteen Hope High School 'football, players left at 8:30 a, m, Friday on a' Missouri Pacific bus .for DeQuee)n' where the "outstanding high school' gridiron" battle of southwest:Arkansas! will be fought Friday afternoon.- The ; kick-off will bo- at-2:30.' Coach Foy Hammons and Jimmy Jones accompanied/the: learn. -Before leaving, the Bobcats were given a rousing send-ofl with a pep-meeting and music by the Hope Boys band at the high school campus.. The 37-piece band left at 11 a m., folowed by,-a large delegation of students arid team followers. '. Coach Foy Hammons 'said the team was in good, physical -condition.' Although pessimistic as-td the outcome, Coach Hammons predicted battte for both teams. ' •*• The outcome of the combat -will determine the championship of District 10. Both teamsv'have made outstanding records in southwest Arkansas and are about evenly matched in weight, • -ThewBobeats have'won seven *x»ut of nine games, losing only to Camden, 6 to 0, ahd El Dorado, 13 to 0. The Bobcats hold a 19-to-6 victory' over Nashville, a team that held DeQueen to. a. scoreless tic. The only defeat .suffered this year by DeQueen was the 20 to 7 loss at Broken Bow, Okla., two weeks ago. The .team is coached.by Jack Robison, former Hope High School and University of Arkansas 'star.> The probable starting lineup: DeQueen Turner (155) Anderson (180)' Left End Crowder 0.45) J. Cooper (160) Keith (160) Holly. (155): Left Tackle , Davis (155) Left Guard, Robinson' "(165) Center - ,' W, Parson C60) ,, , .Young 1 (165) :••' Right Guard ^.s f I" „ Stone (215) ... . McKinriey. (183) 1 Right Tackle ' , ', i > Reese (W8> • 'Porter, d*5V CargilB (158) . , .. • Aubrey <(1S5)! "' , - . - Quarterback '' , .;, \ I Stroud (157,) .;:...-... i: ,..,;..:.-:.. ; . Gray'(165) Halfback Bright (145). ,, .... D, Hcndricks (160) Halfback . •' 1} Ponder (157) ...:.....,.....'.....'.... Rpgers (168) Fullback Bulletins Th6 Hopc-DeQuecn football score at the half was 0 to 0, according *•* Word from the field at DeQuecn. NEWPORT, Ark.-(/p)-Thc first sleet this autumn began falling here at 0:30 a. m. Friday. CAP D'ANTIBES. France.—(/p)— The Grand Duchess Anastasic of Russia, 67. widow of the Grand Duke Nicholas and sister of the quecp of Italy, died Friday at her home in the French maritime Alps. She was once a famous figure In the. court.of (3t Petersburg. » f -LITTLE ROCK —(ff)— Revenue commissioner Earl R. Wiseman Friday appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court front a Pulaski chancery court decree holding that the price of an auto license should be deducted from the sales tax paid on car purchase. LltTLE ROCK—(fl 5 )—Adopting ,a recommendation by the district bar'.'conclave Governor Futrell Friday, appointed J. B. Ward, practicing attorney of Russcllville lor 25, years, Ninth district chancellor, succeeding Ihe late Judge Atkln- , son/,,, Capture of Rail Control Poihtf 1 Italians Conced( Ethiopians Are Falling^ Back in Disorder on th&v Southern Front l CAMPS iDESTROYEd Ethiopian Line of From Northern Front < "Is Bombed t & ROME, Italy—(£>)—The fall of &e'$ strategic Ethiopian city of Harare's*' reported Imminent Friday by ItauWJ correspondents at the front. ; *^ The Ethiopian defenders were'te-'-^ ported falling back in disorder. Ethiopians Bombed »*•• MAKALE, Ethiopia—(/P)—The EtfU iopian line of,retreat south of Arnba Alaji was born'b'ed heavily Friday, one', Ethiopian encampment being virtual- liy destroyed after the soldiers had sought safety in towns. *>, "51 Another Town Bombed X,f >,'$ Prohibitionist to Talk Sunday Night '. ,Ira '£ancNtl}U Union Meeting Speaker at First, i Methodist Church A union service will be held at First Methodist church at 7:30 o'clock Sunday night at which time Di. Iia Landrith will speak onsthe subject, "Quies- ence -Must Not Mean Acquicscnce," or "The New Approach to the Liquor Problem." Foes and friends alike of the liquor trSlfjc ,are invited to this sci vice, the iruioyncement said Friday. t>r. Ira Landrith, -trained for the, law -— - . —— w _».*».» *v*«, I* «**ivv* ±\ji tJit, law and.called for the ministry, has been ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— (ff)— A squadron of Italian planes dropped * j • 50 bombs on Daggah Bur Friday, kill-^v ing a priest and destroying a church i " by fire, an Ethiopian communique < ' announced. I ' Rockefeller Cuts Financial Pillar Restricts Gifts to Individual Projects Copyright Associated Press NEW YORIC-Fprsaking the tradl- ional practice of fy's father, John . P. Rockefeller, Jr., has ' terminated his annual monetary gifts to the Northern Baptist church in the belief thai in- er-denominational is the best servitor if Christian religion. : In a letter to the Northern Baptist tonvention, written March 7 last but evcaled only Thursday night, the son if the founder of one of {he world's ireatest fortunes informed-the church hat any future gifts would.'be only to pacific agencies of the. churclv To hold young people, Rockefeller aid, who are largely unconcerned with enojm'naiional distinctions, the church ust work with them "in relegating ie non-essentials to a lace of set-on- ary importance and stand with them or the fundamentals of Christian uty." Rockefeller, the largest individual onor to the church, and like his fath- r long a financial pillar, has in the ait made annual donations ranging •om $250.000 to $1,000,00 to the gwi- ral budget of the Northern Baptist Convention. v i-. on c *T i Te3tt °* l*« e «' bibter The ttar: As I am a new The t( , xt of his JeU daled M fa ail lr» 1 lit c tin-Jill if 111 SsMI til A I'll lOAt'tl r* »rt"1- 1 ° i' » ' . . ., _- Italians Win Victory ROME, Italy— (/P)- The Italian command claimed Thursday night * victory in which 300 Ethiopians we^e Si killed on the'Somaliland front 1 Sharj»* fighting also marked operations northern Ethiopia. '" Gen. Emilio de Bono, mander-in-chief.^. _ ___________ ..... 300 dead on the ' Ethiopigri side\*as Haile Selassie's warriors jretreat'ed from an encounter in the sou"th v * He placed the Italian losses at '17. dead and 63 wounded, with most of the casualties among the native troops. Northern Troops Advance Italian war correspondents' dispatches said the northern Italian army had pushed its outposts deeper toward Amba Alaji, which is 40 miles south of the now occupied Makale. \ They also reported Italian soldiers were eliminating remaining Ethiopians' from the nearby Tembien and Gheral- ta regions. .' In all these operations they engaged m sharp encounters with bands of the enemy, the dispatches said. The Italians were reported as ready for resistance from wandering gioups of * guerilla fighters, and it was said that the Makale zone was now "virutally free' frqjn ttye danger of ambush. The battle in the south, General de Bono announced, occurred when a column under Colonel- Maletti came upon a body of Ethiopians in the upper valley of the Fafan river. Dr. Ira his church's (Northern Presbyterian) chief executive, editor, a college president, and always a leader of youne people. Dr. Landrith Jed the second division of the famous lying Squadron with the late Gov. J. Frank Hanly of Indiana, Wrangle Over '.Atrocities" • ADDIS ABABA, ?thiopia— (/P)— An official Ethiopian statement claimed Thursday that soldiers of Italy's in- cading armies "have entered -convents and violated the young sisters," but government efpert simultaneously 'louted atrocity stories pf Fascist wart 'are, The statement, which said some of the alleged assaults on women at Aduwa, Aksum, Adigrat and other occupied cities "will shock the conscience of the civilized world," added: "Some of the Italian soldiers are violating even the wives of Ethiopian priests." At the persuasion of monks, it continued, natives are deserting the Italian-occupied cities .'and fleeing to 1,1 •3 touring 255 cities, including every state I J the desert rather than submit to the Italian outrages." capital, in the campaign for national Dr. Kurt Ewert, the government's constitutional prohibition. Today he is in demand everywhere as one. of the platform geniuses of bombs'from lJoth"soutiTern"and .,_,„., America, blending wisdom and humor, C rn fronts that the enemy had npl chemical expert, announced after analysis of Italian shells and air power and simplicity of message. Thousands of young people in particular. know and love him. used any kind of deadly chemical or gas since the war began. He said he had determined the air —. T J ' 1 * **V C-U*Vt ttV I»(1VI. V4W VW* JlllilVU 111W (til Dr. Landrith ls making a tour of borabs were of the sma u es t type and Arkansas under the auspices of the, asserted hc had discovered no in- Anti-Saloon League of Arkansas. His| stances of Fascist use of dum . dum address in Hope will be the opening j bullets shot in a new campaign to organize ' and educate the public, particularly outh, against the alcohol evil. man in (his beautiful Southern town. you may consider this article out of '~ . place. I arrived in Hope Thursday, of Commons although Ramsay Mac- «"»»• .' a ". IVC ° »' no » e i. r .,,' Dcnald, lord president of the wuncil ! fcnber M. at 1 P. «n .You w, and first loader of the national gov- on page three) BUCHAREST.- (/P) -Vital statistics ! w'"'" 1 - 1 " 1 ' vva * defeated, reveal that "under-nourishment" caus- < Defeated with his father was Maled the deaths of 11 men and seven wo- | coljn McDonald, colonial secretary, men here in Rumania's capital in Sep- i Winners of other seats included: ._ i *-v___ _ f it. * '.•-., ' F ' A.-.tlti-»-iir "C 1 J«.^ o:_ T_I. or find an introduction elsewhere in thii paper. After -reading Mr. Calvin Smith's article in Thursday's edition of pur good paper, I 'can not remain silent, I have very little to say about the tember. One of the starv*^ "Z- ' Anthony Eden, Sir J.ohn Simon. '^^^^"'SJS-ta* tinu was a farmer who came in search ! Lady Astor, her son W, W. Astor and t^ rJ^rs rf oii c tv wiU do Jhe ^f ,.,^ r b onrl <W»I ufi,,,. ,1..™..!," ..!_...! !„„• ann-in.lutiL' I.n^ Will ,1,1,,. ,K, Ule! r.*e.Me«3» 01 OVU CWJ \tU|.Q.O TJje of work and food after drouth ruined l aer son-in4a\y Lpr.d. Willou.ghby de his crop.-*. j Eresby; also, David l^lcyd George. ou page four) 7. 1935. and addressed to the Northern Baptist Convention, states: "Some months ago I sent you my contribution for the current fiscal year. and in so doing stated -thst it would he my final annual gift to the unified budget of the Northern Beptist Convention. Hereafter, £uch sunis as I tray donate to general religious work, it is my present thought to contribute to specific-projects, cliiefly inter-de- State May Take Over WPA Roads I Highway Commission Mayi Will Rogers Fund Here Reaches $? Act Where Contractors Fail to Offer Bids of Local Donations Will Be Closed Out in Hope Saturday on page three) Twc new donations Friday rai&cd the total of Hempstead county's contribution to the Will Rogers Memoiial LITTLE ROqK-(#>)—Dave Block, j Fund to $7. highway commission chairman, said j The fund will be closed out Sal- Friday that the .failure of contractors j urday by Hope Star and all money to bid on W|*A road projects might result in the State Highway Depart- mem taking over construction. Jfe said if federal benefits are to be retained the 'State would cither have to change it£ typg of construction or build highways itself. on hand will be sent to tile memoiial headquarters in New York City, Previously acknowledged ............ $5 Glenn J. Durham ...................... I J. W. Perkins ............................... 1 Total §7

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