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IT'S A of the clever tckemet that swindle 'American people out of million* of ttottart yearly, No. 41. filches In _.._ Elmer Nylan had seventeen years of service to his credit as bookkeeper for the Maillancl Company when It was reorganized. But that seemed to menu nothing lo the new management, and Elmer was soon replaced by a younger man. "Any luck today?" Elmer's wife _—. __ ®nskcd him one evening a few Weeks Bill Virtually Killed byVote216to!98 House Sends Radical Federal Measure Back to Committee SOUTH IS JUBILANT Northern Republicans Throw Votes to Southern Democrats WASHINGTON-H/P)—The combined house votes of Southern Democrats and Northern Republicans disrupted President Roosevelt's special session program Friday night by sending back to committee the bill to establish minimum wage and maximum hour requirements for interstate industry. The vote, 216 to 198, brought the career of that baUlo-sctirred measure to <m abrupt halt and evoked a trium-' phanl bloc, members of which anxiously kept tab of the balloting as it progressed. Technically, the measure was sent back to the labor committee for such revisions as would bring it in line with the views of the House, but actually, there were few who doubled that the bill was dead for many months to come. Administration lenders, though confident to the last minute of victory in the wage-hour fight, nevertheless made a dramatic appeal against the motion lo recommit, made by Reprc- scnlalive Hartley (Dem,, N. J.) at the request of the Southerners. Rnyburn Pleads for Bill Aflcr receiving a prolonged ovalion from the House, Representative Rayburn (Dem., Tex.), the majority leader, said that "a vote for the motion to recommit this bill, if it is recommitlcd, is the death of the bill." He asked the membership, "no matter what our personal opinions may be," to pass the measure, send it to a conference of senators and representatives and then "sec how you like it when it comes back from conference." Chairman O'Connor (Dem., N. Y.) of the Rules Committee charged that Republicans wert "playing politics" on the bill and said: .. V _ V" "Tho motion to recommit is la deliberate stab at the bill because I have never seen a bill sent back to committee that ever saw the light of day again." The House bill would have established five-man board, an independent agency, to do its own investigating and arrive at its own conclusions, within the same limitations specified by the house measure. Joes Jubilant Speaker Bankhcad and Majority Leader Rayburn, tears in their eyes, had "nothing to say" about the ^defeat, Y. Representative Dies (Dem., Texa.'Q) remarked jubilantly, "I told you we'd do it." He had predicted 202 certain votes for recommit!)!—14 short of the actual Representative McReynolds (Dem., Tcnn.) said he figured on 218 voles. "I'd like to tec <i proper bill passed to increase wages and decrease hours," he said. "But this bill was outrageous—about the worst that could have been drawn. I doubt the wisdom of passing any wage-hour bill while business is in its present .shape." Shortly after the House adjourned, Chairman Norton (Dem., N. J.) of the Labor Committee said: "Every man who voted to recommit this bill may count his vote an a vote against the underprivileged and suffering, in- artlculatc people of this country who ore working for starvation wages." This Soap Collector Has Clean Record TUECALOOSA, Ala.-M'j-Elmo Israel, University of Alabama soplm- inorc, says that when he feels "all washed up" be finds consolation in his unusual hobby, one of the "cleanest" on record. For 10 years Israel has been collecting sample soup bars. Ho has hundreds of them, garnered from 20 states. New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, St. Louis and Miami are a few of the cities named on the wrappers of soap n ibis collection. He js a member of the university band and trips with it are used to swell his collection. Friends who know what lie does also help him, he says. Sled Stops Thief SOUTH BEND, fnd.—(/P)-A boy coasting down a liill on a sled frightened a man who was attempting to wrest a purse from Mrs. Mary Gluchowski. The would-be thief fled. A, TJiree-fold Purpose 1. Find all active cases o£ tuberculosis JQ§ 5 in every v community and treat them; 2. Seek out all persons exposed to tuberculosis and build up their rer eistanco; 3. Educate people in the ways o£ bealtbfy! Jlvlny. That is the three-fold purpose of tli9 Christmas Seal. "No, Mary, I've tried every place 1 know and there isn't a job ifi slgfcl." "What nre all those papers?" Mary asked. "There must be a dozen pages there, all covered with figures." "Well, Mary, I've figured it all out. There's big money in it." "In what?" "Rabbits!" said Elmer. Mary looked at his anxiously. "Now dear," she said, "Never mind about rabbik. You've been worrying too much. Just relax now and read your paper." "Why," said Elmer, "I'm not worrying, I'm planning. You know that more lhan half of the fur coals you sec arc made of rabbit skins, dyed lo imitate expensive furs." "Well, suppose they arc. We're not in the fur business." "Maybe we will be! I've got it all figured out. By strating with a single pair of rabbits, we can make more money in a year than I ever made in ten!" "Why, Elmer!" said Mary. "That sounds perfectly ridiculous!" "Bul it isn't! You've no idea how fasl they multiply. Now, starting with one pair, how many do you suppose could be produced in a year?" "Oh, I don'l know," snid Mary, "maybe thirty?" Elmer laughter. "More like thirty thousand! And I'm nol guessing. I have slalislics to prove it. The fur is salable, so is the meat. And for breeding slock, we'd gel $10 to $15 a pair." The whole scheme semed visionary lo Mary, bul she asked: "Where would you get the first pair?" "I answered nn ad in a magazine and they scnl me full parliculars. They'll send mo a pair of the finest stock for 518 or three pairs for $50." Mary shook her head. "No, Elmer, we haven't any money to spend thai way while you're nol working. Better forget about it." And there the matter rested for a few weeks. During that time, Elmer received several letters urging him to start on this new road to weallh. Finally one came, containing a check for $342.50. 'That's queer," said Elmer. "This check is made out to another man and the letter is addressed lo him. They've just put them in the wrong envelope by mistake." The next mail brought another letter apologizing for the mistake and asking that the check and the letter be returned. "But, Mary," said Elmer, "that check pjoyes *hat people are making money with rabbits! We ought to get started right awiy." The check had convinced Mary, too, and she agreed. In order to make up for lost time, they bought not one pair, but three, at the special price of $50. 'In due time the rabbils came. Al- Ihough three died within a few days, the others seemed to do well. About two months later a lillcr of eight appeared. Thereafter, Ihe Nylans' in- leresl centered on rabbits. The advertisement had stated that no experience was necessary to carry on the projecl successfully. But that proved a serious over statement. The rabbits multiplied rapidly. But for various reasons, most of them unknown lo Ihe Nylans, Ihe mortality rale nearly equaled Ihe birth rate. Aflcr several months of work, worry and expense, the results were so discouraging that the whole scheme was abandoned. "I don't know why il is, Mary," said Elmer, "we just don't seem to have any luck with rabbits. But other people make money with thorn—remember the check wo saw?" Bul sending lhat check "by mistake" was just a clever scheme to clinch the sale, when all other arguments had failed. Japan Is Bolder; May Delay Reply to American Note Tokyo Alters Position on Receipt of Machine- Gun Note DENY FIRING GUNS But United States Presses Strongly Panay Crew Charges By (he Associated I'ress Japan's foreign office disclosed Saturday Hint the United Slates had made further representations against the Japanese air attack which sank the American gunboat Panay and destroyed three river steamers on the Yangtze last Sunday, December 12. The new note delivered to the foreign office in Tokyo by Ambassador Joseph C. Grew was understood to protest strongly against the reported machine-gunning of the Fanny's survivors, and the boarding of llic sinking gunboat by Japanese troops. Alcatraz Prison Fails toFind Two Believe Convicts Drowned, But Technially They Escaped SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -(/I 1 )— Two desperadoes who vanished Thursday from reputedly "escape proof" Alca- Iruv. Island, were believed Friday night by Warden James A. Johnston to have "escaped" only in death. The warden conceded Ihcre was a "possibilily" that the Oklahoma convicts, Ralph Roe, 29, and Theodore Cole, 25, were still hiding on the 12-acre rock in San Francisco bay. But the probabilities, he said, were that they perished in the treacherous tides while attempting lo swim tile mile and a quarter dislance lo the mainland. "I doubl if even the most powerful swimmer could have survived those currents," he said. "And neither of the prisoners was physically powerful. Even if they once had been good swimmers they were out of practice." Coast Guard and police boats cruised the bay seeking traces of the men. Heavy police detachments patrolled all possible landing places on the mainland. Warden Johnston said Roe and Cole would be listed as "escapes" if they did not eventually appear, dead or alive. Trains May Use Short Wave Radio SAN FHANCISCO.-(/P>— The Southern Pacific is asking permission to in- tlall Iwo-way short wave radio sets on certain trains. In cese of severe storms that took down telephone lines, the radio would link trains with dispatching centers. •' -" fW?*;jfeKT' ••!>$$*,& "$£''/$ ' --V'' •'.',.',*"'$ VOLUME 39—OTMBER 67 WEATHER, Arkansas—fair Saturday nit/hi, Sunday, somewhat colder Sunday except northwest portion* HOPE; ARKANSAS, SATUggAY, DECEMBER 18, PANAY PRARF Japanese Grow Bolder TOKYO, Japan—(/?>)—A Foreign Office spokesman said Saturday that Japan's reply lo Ihe United Slates' note demanding full redress for the sinking of the gunboat Panay would bo delayed by American charges that Japanese surface craft machine-gunned the Panay after she was bombed. "This is the most serious type of charge to make," the spokesman declared. "Justice to both sides demands a full investigation, and n thorough inquiry can not be made in a minute." Naval officers cited testimony by n Japanese army surgeon who treiited Panay wounded in in effort to disprove the charge of .nachine-gunning by surface craft. This doctor, described as one of several who treated eight foreigners and 13 Chinese, assorted that,none was woundeSjby'bul* lets. :A11 injuries -he saw -were, ftotri. bomb fragments or wooden splinters, it was alleged. Officials Crow Bolder The Tokio government was silent concerning official information from Washington on machine-gunning of the Panay. The public was kept in ignorance of the machine-gunning report. Newspapers did not print il. They featured dispatches asserting thai indignation over the Panay affair was subsiding in Ihe United States. High officials said they were confident the affair would be settled smoothly, but it was noted that ;is dispatches reported a cooling off of American public sentiment, Tokio officials were less positive in their assurances that Washington's demands for amends would be mel in entirety. The Forcigii Office spokesman Friday even said "il is not yel decided" whether Japan would reply to Ihe note delivered Tucsdny by Ambassador Joseph C. Grew. No I'ulilicity on Salute The Japanese public has nut been informed of the Navy Ministry's announcement that Japanc.se bluejack- ets would render ;i formal salute lo tile Panay'.s dead. Officials would not comment on this .silence. Attitude of the Japanese masses nevertheless continued one of anxiety to make full amends to Ihe United Stales. Contributions to various funds to make redress for the affair continued to jxiur in. More than 1.00(1 persons, from the rank and file of the nation, won; .shown In have made offers of money or other solace. Tho Foreign Office .snid it was unable to .say whether Rear Admiral Mitsunami, chief of naval air forces in China, had been recalled from China "for punishment or not." 36 Radical Union Coal Miners Are Convicted by U/S. ''Progressives" Guilty pf Train-Wrecking in Illinois ATTACKED RIVALS Sought to Replace United Miners' Members in Coal Jobs SPRINGFIELD, Ili.-(/P)~Thirty-six defendants, most of them affiliated with the Progressive Miners of America union, were convicted Saturday by a federal court jury of conspiracy_,to bomb Illinois coal field trains. All were found guilty on three counts. The trial lasted five weeks. Several Progressive officials were among the miners convicted of conspiracy to dynamite trains, obstructing the mails, and interfering with commerce. The defendants were charged with dynamiting trains hauling coal frpm mines operated by members of a rival union, the United Mine Workers of America, in an effort to force the employment of Progressives. Year-Round Sport Program Planned Arkansas Athletic Conference .Would Include Baseball LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—(/P)—Development of a 12-month sports program that will include a summer baseball season was afinotm'ce'd Fricfiiy by President T. H. Alford as an objective of the Arkansas high school athletic conference. "In the fulurc we hope lhat a year- round program of sports, including baseball, softbali, tennis, volley ball, group swimming and any number of others can be carried on during the time that school is closed," Alford said in response to an inquiry from a Hopq high school student. The conference completed this fall its first football season and will launch its initial basketball season nexl month. Composed of 15 of Die state's larger high schools, its membership list was opened recently to all other schools who can meet its standards and win election lo the ranks. North Little Rock high school, of which Alford is superintendent, will be the first to begin the 12-month program. The president said Coach Robert A. Cowan had been employed on a year-round basis and would carry on baseball, golf, lemii.s and Softball next summer. "There is nothing contrary to such competition under the Arkansas High School Conference rules," Alford said. The conference competition provides now for awarding championships only in football and basketball but the president said there was a possibility of other sports being added from time to time. "The coaches and principals of the If) high schools of which the conference is composed arc trying to solve the problem of developing healthful boys," lie commented. "This, of course, is a year-round problem." The complete opening of a rice flower has been known to take place in 30 .seconds. The bloom lasts from two lo three hours. Ministers Plead for Peace as Christ's Birthday Draws Near Hope Ministerial Alliance Endorses President's Peace Policy, and Deplores Work of Military Machines By Dope Ministerial Alliance In view of (he song of the angels, "Glory to God in the highest, and «n earth peace . . .", as it comes to a war-torn world al this season, the Ministerial Alliance of Hope feels that a statement might well be made for the consideration of our people. '•£ —••— The undeclared war in China, the bloody revolution in Spain, and armed conflicts in other parts of the world cause Christian people to re-examine the significance of the announcement of the angels at the birlli of Jesus. While we can nol be sure that there will ever be universal peace on earth before Christ comes again, we feel sure that it is the duly of Christian people lo strive for international good will. We sanction Ihe peace policy announced by our president, approve of neutrality legislation insofar us this is motivated by high idealism, and urge our people to pray for and work for disarmament of mind ;mci heart, refusing to be stirred to unwarranted hatred and suspicion of possible polit- ica land economic enemies. We deplore efforts of certain military men to create a war machine in America similar to that which led the German nation in 1914 to attempt a ruthless conquest of the world. We cannot but voice our opposition to the further extension of compulsory military training of the youth of our land in colleges and, in some sections of our country, even in high schools. While we believe in adequate national defense, we think that the buolding of u powerful war machine would be as serious a threat to the peace of our country as inadequate armed forces. In conclusion, we commend to serious and prayerful consideration the thought that peace comes on earth in the hearts of men only when they are well pleasing to God and desirous of bringing glory lo his name. Il is our hope, therefore, at this Christinas season thai we shall prayerfuly seek to foster lhal brotherly love and good will which shall give glory to Him \vh>:sc birth we arc celebrating. Victims of (he "red circle" murders near Queens, N. Y. -® New Ironers Here for Hope Loundry New Equipment Costing $1,600 Installed Saturday by Fred Cook Fred Cook, who recently bought Hope Steam laundry and began a renovation of plant and organization, announced Saturday he was installing Ihree new shirl-ironing units whose combined cosl is $1,600. The machinery was purchased by Mr. Cook immediately after coming here from Tennessee and taking over Hope ^aundry. Tho three units '' ed. One machine is a double-sleever; the second irons cuffs and collars; and the third is a shirt-bosom-press. All three machines are manufactured by the Pan-Tex company, Paw- lauket, R. I., and are Ihe latest models in Ihe laundry trade. Power Rates Reduced in Two Arkansas Towns LITTLE ROCK. — (/P) — Two North Arkansas towns, Melbourne and Marshall, will receive electric power rate reductions under a plant exchange approved Friday by the state utilities commission. The commission authorized H. W. Wright, Calico Rock, to transfer his Melbourne plant lo the Arkansas Power and Light company in exchange for the ulilily's plant at Leslie. The power company announced it would reduce rates at Melbourne in an amount to be determined later and would .spent ?7,897 building a rural electrification line from a point a mile norlhwcsl of Stella, Independence county, to Melbourne, 7.5 miles. The rural line would serve 30 customers not now receiving current. Wright snid he would build 7.5 mile line linking the Leslie plant with his plant at Marshall and would reduce Marshall rales. He said under the arrangement, Leslie and Marshall also would receive 24-hour instead of the present 18-hour service. OJS. Naval Inquiry on Japs' Attack * \Mfi Charles S. Ross was kidnaped near Chicago, and even a $50,000 ransom did not solve the mystery of his disappearance. Mrs. Alice McDonnell Parsons, who left her Lonff Island country home with a strange couple and never returned. LaFayette Treasurer Succumbs to Pneumonia LEW1SVILLE, Ark.-An attack of pneumonia proved filial at his home here Friday for Burg Whitehead, 33, Ireasurer of Lafayette county. Surviving are his widow, two children, his parents, three brothers and a sister. Industrial disputes during the fiscal yeaer 1936-37 resulted in the loss of approximately 26 million man-days. Cotton NEW ORLEANS—(/P)—January cotton opened Saturday at 8.24 and closed at ij.23 bid, 8.25 asked. Spot cotton closed two points lower, middling 8.33. 1. Over what river is the Brooklyn Bridge? 2. What is "pidgin English"? 3. Following are the jxicknamcs of several states. Can you identify them? "Cracker," "Hoosier." "Show Me," "Bonanza," "Sooner," and "Old Dominion.' 4. What is a tetrahedron? 5. It is true that there were two writers who took the pseudonym of "Mark Twain"? Answers en Classified I'ngc By WILLIS THORNTON NBA Service Staff Correspondent The book of 1337 is closing. Its record is nearly written. But there are certain entries, darkly and secretly written in the first place, which remain the mysteries of 1937, What, for example, is the complete® •• story of the fate of litlle Charles Mattson? Who stole him away, and how did he meet death? The pages of 1937 obscure the answers. Savagely-battered, nude and frozen, the boy's body was found on January 11 in a snow-covered brush field near Everett, Wash., thus ushering in the year with a horrid crime. Two weeks before, the boy had been carried away bodily by a rough-looking stranger who smashed his way into a glass-enclosed sun-porch of the home of the boy's father, W. W. Matt- American Authorities Facts in Sinking of " \ < Gunboat TO BE QUICK PROBE Meanwhile, Next JapanegSk Offensive in China Is^:'Uncertain , v' SHANGHAI, China-</Pr-An official- ! '^ United States naval court of inquiry", , rushed an unvarnished, factual invelis- } «|< tigation Saturday of last Sunday's' t$ Japanese airplane attack on American shipping in the Yangtze river. *' \ The naval court hoped to complete^ its investigation before the United* States cruiser Augusta, flagship, "of* Admiral Harry-E. Yarnell, commander* of the United States fleet hi Chinese •• waters, sails for Manila Sunday. • The direction of Japan's neit 'of-^ fensive in China was clouded iff' doubt. The Japanese already have?, speared to the north, west and south-, west of Nanking, conquered China's capital,/'and were believed threaten.-, ing to 'dominate other Chinese cities. ' >' Rome Relieved of New Flood Threat Tiber River, Swollen by W'eek of Rain, Now Is '' Subsiding , R.OME, Italy— (&)—.Fait weather 1 af- * ter"a week:of almost continuous sain.' ^Saturday;-:promised- RoraV andr'-tlie *• Tiber river 'valley relsase from elis- astrous floods. ' The river 'dropped slowly .and of. ficials considered the danger of a further rise "was past Damage was believed to total 3 to*! million dollars. Thousands had been driven from their homes by the Tiber's flood waters, >•' Fate of Vanished Flyers Two of the greatest mysteries o£ the year had no connection wilh crime. Vanished literally inlo thin air during 1937 were two great flyers, Amelia Earhart and Sifiismund Lcvancvsky. Miss Earharl and her navigator, Frederick J. Noonan, vanished near Howland Island in the Pacific on August 13 in the course of a round- the-world flight, A frantic naval search failed to reveal a clew. Levancvsky and five companions, hopping over the North Pole on a Moscow-California flight, disappeared north of Alaska, and were not heard from again. son of Taeoma. A crudely-printed note demanding $28,000 in ransom was left on the floor amid the debris of the smashed door. Despite a widespread search by G- men and police, despite the arrest and questioning of literally thousands of suspects, despite the all-too-clear evidence of his ultimate fate, the story of what intervened belween his kid- naping and his death remains an unreadable page in the story of 1937. Where Is Ross Today? Even more completely shrouded in mystery is the strange kidnaping of Charles S. Ross, who was stopped by two armed men while driving along a Chicago suburban road with a former secretary. Ross, 72, had recently sold an interest in a greeling-card concern, and was discussing delails incidenl to the sale with the former employe. Ihe armed men, after robbing the woman, drove off with Ross. Despite a frantic search, and despite the fact that Mrs. Ross raised and paid over $50,000 in ransom, Ross was never heard of again. Lacking the .'lightest shadow of motive, police were forced to conclude that the aimed men merely intended robbery, and suddenly decided on kidnaping when it became clear that their victim was a man of some wealth. But where is Ross today? Is he alive or dead? The closing pages of 1937 are (Continued on Page Three) Farm Bill Passes Senate 59 to 29 Goes to Conference for Adjustment With House's Bill passed the administration's ever-normal granary" furin bill Friday night, 59 to 29. Passage came after four weeks of wrangling. Tlie bill, togelher will) a farm measure passed by Ihe house, now goes to a conference committee of senators and representalives for adjustment of differences. Because of many difer- enccs, it has been assumed generally that the conference committee will be unable to reach an agreement prior to the end of the special session, scheduled December 22. Secretary Walaco predicted Thursday that the conference committee could formulate a measure which would be stronger than either the house or the senate bills. The latter provides varying controls on production and marketing of major crops, benefits for growers co-operating with the legislation, and storage of surplus production under government loans for use in years of lean harvests. Tlie senate first refused to substitute a "cost of production" farm bill by Senator McAdoo (Dem., Cal.) for the administration's "ever-normal granary" legislation. It rejected the proposal of the former secretary of the Treasury 46 to 40. McAdoo's proposal would have required the secretary of agriculture to ascertain the cost of producing any crop in whicti there was a surplus problem, and to fix a minimum price at which it could be sold on the domestic market. Secretary Wallace recently had issued a warning against farm price- fixing proposals, contending they would lead to regimentation and Fascism. The senate then voted, 57 to 29, against a motion to send the granary bill back to its agriculture committee. Earlier the senate had voted to establish four regional research laboratories to find new uses for farm products. It approved an amendment by Senator Bilbo (Dem.. Miss.) and thus aulhoriz- ed $2,000,000 for the laboratories in their first year and $1,000,000 annually thereafter. Give what you have. To some it may be better than you dare to lliink.--Longfellow. Spring Hill Community Donates to Red Cross Spring Hill community Saturday reported its Red Cross contribution amounting to a total of ?2677. This figure is above the quota for the Spring Hill section. The contributions: Erbert Collins .... . sinn Ralph Smith jJX Frank J. Hill „ "" "_], i.'jjjj Hugh Garner „ "'""" I'nn Ezra McDowell... _ " " "~ i ( og •Monroe Martin ... _ . . ~ ' """ ^5 Lewis C. Yocom ~ "~_ '35 Clyde Martin .... " 'tj n L. F. Foster " ' ~" 95 W. S. McDowell IS E. W. Osmett ... ~, '" I'OQ Roy Butler ; _ " ' "!1 100 Primary School . „ ~ 327 Mrs. Ben Wilson " ~"l j O n Elbert O'Steen .... ,. I_. 1QO Alene Sharp _ - J ... 100 Mrs. Hazel Burnett . - . *, '.... 100 J. E. Busbee _ _' r '".„ 1,00 Dudley Huckabee - „ " ' "... I'M Gladys Johnson _ „ , , i OQ Cash _' _ _ r 7^5'' Total _ S2fi 77 An average of 140,000,000 persons throughout the world attended motion picture theaters in tht course of a week. fe» girls water outside Christmas Eve, pttern (he ice makes terming the occupation |h|j r * Myqtbf

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