Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 21, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 21, 1937
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor — Alex. H Washburn Hope * JHL» WPA Administrator Returns THAT our fear Hope was being discriminated against in 1 last spring's consolidation of the Works Progress Administration (VVI'A) was ungrounded, appears today in the fact that Claude Mann, who has charge of the 21 south Arkansas counties of the consolidated district, has returned his headquarters to this city from Camdcn. It was becoming fairly obvious u year ago that the WPA was duo for a consolidation and retrenchment, and regardless what one city lost there wouldn't be a corresponding gain for another city. The WPA as a whole was being curtailed and centralized—and subsequent developments prove this was so. When the Mope district (No. 5 J was consolidated with Camdcn and Monticello districts and Mr. Mann as District Five Administrator moved to Camdcn to govern the consolidated territory, the total setup at Camdcn covered 62 employes. Today the total at Camdcn is 12. But Hope has 15 employes nnd Mr. Mann, whose title now is regional field representative for State WPA Administrator Floyd Sharp. What happened after the Hope office was consolidated and moved to Cnmden was simply this: The entire accounting business of the WPA nil over the state was cut off from the district offices and handled from a central bureau in Little- Hock. The Catmlcn district office then was quickly skeloton- i/.cd—and that pretty well describes btilh the Camdcn and Hope offices today. So Hope mny feel that she has gotten a "fair shake" in the entire transaction. Naturally we are filad to have Mr. Mann hack with us again. The fact is that fully half the work of his 21-county district, extending from Lake Village to DeQueen, lies in the territory most easily reached from Hope. And so he is hack. And we welcome him. Star WEATHER. Arkansas — Partly cloudy, somewhat warmer Tuesday night, and Wednesday. American Liner Is Sinking Off Dutch Coast, She Radios City of Hamburg, Baltimore Mail Liner, Hit by Another HER LIST IS SLIM Only 4 or 5 Passengers, 75 Crewmen, Line Officials Say LONDON. Enfi. - Wi - Lloyds nn- nounccd Tuesday that the United States liner City of Mmnhurr! had wirelessed she was sinking "fast" aflrr a collision 10 miles east of Terse-helling. Netherlands. J. H. Threadnill, traffic manager of the Baltimore Mail Line, said the company's sinking liner had <i passenger list of "not more than four or five, nnd a crew of 75." Shoots Four Who "Wouldn't Mind" Iowa Mother Held for Turning Gun on Four of Her Family WAVERLY, Iowa Frank Sagcr said a (/I 1 ) Sheriff Bremor county woman shot four of her children in their sleep Tuesday, fatally wounding two of them. '' lit .soil! iAia. A'lfts "vViiVn-'i's auiiVilted the shooting. She declared the children "wouldn't mind" her. The tragedy look place in the family's far mcabin. Sheriff £at;er said the woman would be held without charge until tho official investigation had been finished. M'Reynolds Dies, Ex-Mop. Official Revolver Found Near Him in His Apartment in St. Louis Grass-Burning Is Job for Firemen Citizens Wishing to Clear Vacant Lots Should Call Department If you have any vacant lots and want the grass burned off—let the Hope Fire Department do it! It won't cost you anything. Tho fire dei/artmcnt will use regular firemen i supervise the work. All you have to do is telephone 757. The firemen will do the rest. ThLs work is being done as- a precaution against fire hazards which occur when amateur fire fighters attempt to do the task. The above announcement yas made by. Fijre duetf J. K. Sale,*who also urged all Hope residents to 'take precaution with Christmas decorations. Keep burning candles away from your decorations. Another point the chief stressed was to keep all decorations far from open flames. Mr. Sale railed for cooperation of nil citizens in keeping the holiday season from iH'int; marred hy possible loss of lile or heavy damage from fires. Cleanup Urged for Christmas Season Mayor, Health Officer, Call for Spick-and-Span City of Hope In a joint statement issued Tuesday, Mayor Albert Graves and Dr. P. B. ST. LOUIS, Mo.-(/l')-Edward H. McRcynolds, 48, chairman of the board and former president of the Advertising Federation of America, was j Carrigau, city health officer, urged found shot to death Tuesday apartment. Police Sergeant Wallace Schuc;art said a .118 calibre revolver was beside the body. in his (i pro-Christmas cleanup throughout the city. campaign VOLUME 39—NUMBER 59 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1937 PRICE 5c COPY ASK TELEGRAPH Unemployment Insurance Goes in Effect Jan. I in 22 States I States Which Begin ^,, 1 Unemployment Benefits Jan. I The 21 states shaded on this map (and the District of Columbia) «<xm will beffin receiving the benefits of their unemployment Insurance laws. Noting that most of the Urjre Industrial states are among those who passed their laws in time to be eligible now for benefits, government leaders are Interested in how well the payments will cushion the shock of business recession. Th« other states will come in for similar benefits later. Congress to Quit on Tuesday Night Senate Hopeful of Final Passage of Federal Housing Bill WASHINGTON — tfl') — The senate took up the administration's housing bill Tuesday with leaders hopeful of passage by nightfall. The banking committee reported this legislation would create a "mass market" foy moderatply-priced homes, an aim in bringing about a "sound and lusting recovery." The house recessed for two hours after Majority Loader Reyburn announced that the special session might adjourn late Tuesday atfernoon. Library Fund for Counties Depleted Lincoln County Is Last to Obtain Help From State Fund Mrs, Stephenson Dies Here at 69 Pioneer Hope Woman to Be Buried at 10 a. m. Wednesday Can Accumulation of Reserve Funds Give Steady Jobs? Nation Watches Experiment Anxiously—Vast Fund Is Needed GET APPLICATIONS First Due in January, Will Be "Rolling" in February Goodfellows Christmas Cheer Fund Drive Is Under Way Here By RODNEY DUTCHER NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—At least 1,000,000 jobless persons will apply in January for unemployment insurance benefits under the Social Security Act. That figure is only a guess, but officials agree that it's as good as any other guess. [ State employment offices where unemployed men and women must register for benefits in the 22 states, which begin to pay benefits after the first of the year, except to be swamped. Few if any checks will be paid in January. They will begin to pour out in February, but probably will not reach full tide until March or April. This fact should interest those who Mrs. _C. A. Stephenson, G!), a resi- co unt on a prompt flow of new purchasing power and an immediate ef- Their statement follows: "Many of us will have friends and relatives visiting us during the holi- McRcynolds resigned last June us days. We .suggest that each of our inhabitants make a special cleanup around your premises during the next two days in order to make our en- lire town as attractive as possible. "Especially do we call attention to the unoccupied buildings in the downtown district, and ask the owners to 1-,-ivi' windows cleaned, so these build- inds will not detract from the other iillrarlivc store windows. "We are glad to note that a number nf our citizens have decorated tho out- yiilo of their houses so beautifully, carrying out the Christmas spirit. This notice i.s just a reminder to each of you to make this special clean-up around your premises al once, and if vim know of any place in town that needs cleaning up, we would appreciate a report promptly. "Filling stations also are urged to co-operato-iii this campaign." All's Not Serene in Barrymore Clan John and Elaine Give Out a Contradictory Interview dircctor of publicity and advertising for the Missouri Pacific railroad. Japs Drive Upon 3 Chinese Cities C an to n and Tsingtao Are Their New Objectives SHANGHAI. China --(/l'i Japanese troop and warship movements Tuesday aroused Chinese fears that three of the nation's great coastal cities would suffer the fate of fallen Nan- king. The Chinese expected the Ja| anese to drive against Hangchow, Chekiang province seaport 110 miles touth and west of Shanghai; Canton, China's southern metropolis; and Tsingtao, , in Shangtung province to the north. There were authoritative reports that 11,000 Japanese soldiers had withdrawn from the Nanking area and embarked Monday night from Shanghai, apparently bound for Canton. LITTLE ROCK—Allocation of $2,700 to Lincoln county last week exhaustoc the $64,000 appropriated by Act 339 of 1937 to purchase books as an indefinite loan to county libraries, Alfrec: Rnwlinson, state librarian, said Monday. About 154.449 rural residents will be vrovided with library service in the 'ollowing 10 counties which received in allocation from the state Library Commission upon assurances they would meet requirements for aid later; Randolph, Drew, Mississippi, Poin.sett, Pulaski, Faulkner, Sharp, Conway, Lincoln, Jefferson. Each of the qualifying counties will receive not more than 80 per cent of its dlocation before July 1. 1938, and the remainder before July 1, 1939. 1 o qualify for state aid, counties were required hy the commission to provide personnel and .supplies for libraries, housing, and a means of circulating hooks. Funds were not sufficient to counties, and allocations were made dent of Hope for 45 years, died at her home here early Tuesday morning. She had been in ill health for some time. Born in Atlanta^ Ga., December 14, 1868. she came to Hope in 1892. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday from First Methodist church with the Rev. Fred R. Harrison, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Roy Stephenson of Hope, and Ralph Stephens of Jena, La.; her mother Mrs. Hannah Ridgdill, two brothers, John and Will Ridgdill, and a sister, Mrs. R. V. Stephenson, all of Hope. Five grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers: Clifford Franks, Roy Anderson, Charles Baclcr, John Vcsey, F. D. Henry, Cainoren Allen. Honorary pallbearers: Jolt Black, Sam Wormack, Dave Thompson, W. H. Olmstead, Dr. L. M. Lilc, W. P. Agee, J. A. Davis, R. L. Patterson, R. M. Pat- trson, R. M. LaGronc Sr. F. R. Moses, Dr. Don Smith, D. F. Wiggins, E. G. Coop, O. A. Graves, N. P. O'Neal, Stith Davenport, Henry Hill, L. N. Garner, J. J. Honeycutt, Roy Allen. 1. What is a question to which the answer must always be "No"? 2. What makes a jumping bean jump' 3. What type of government is now in power in China'' 4. Is the golden eagle or the buld eagle considered the national bird of United States'.' 5. A mantel clock strikes three times required fur a grandfather's clock to strike twice. If both begin at the same time and the grandfather's clock strikes twice after the last stroke of the mantel clock, what time was indicated'/ Answers mi Classified V:\i\v Western, Postal Make Appeal for 15 Pet Increase Slackening Business, So-, cial Security Costs, Are Blamed FIRST HIKE 30 YEARS An empty pack and no gifts for hundreds of needy children is the problem confronting Santa unless YOUR contributions to the Goodfellows Christmas Fund fill the sack to the top. Toys, clothing and food arc needed to make Christmas Day a merry one for every family. Santa's asking YOU to help him—don't let him hold the bag. NKW YOKK-i/Vi--John Bairymorc and his bride of a year, Elaine Barrie, arrived by Dam from Hollywood Monday and gave a sort of double-talk interview, it went like this: How is the romance coming along? Elaine (grinning broadly); "Judge for youiself." John: isilencel. What are you going to do tonight? John: We arc goiny to see Ethel i his sister J ui 'The Ghost of Yankee Doodle'." £lair.c: "Oh, no—we're going lo have diiiJUT with grandma." Have you met all of Miss Barries relatives? Juhn: "Yes, indeed." Elaine: "Not all of them'," The Isle of Maj). like Ireland, is free ul Minki'.s and loads. CCC Potentially a National Army Director Fechner Says It Could Be Adapted to War Duty MIAMI, Fla.—(/Pj—Robert Fechner, national Civilian Conservation Corps director, said Monday that the United States has 2,300,000 youths trained in | CCC camps who are ready to act as a | volunteer army in an emergency. "While CCC men are not militarized in the ordinary sense of the word," upon a "first-come, first-served" basis, | Fechner said, "their training is such Mi. Hawlin.son .said. Fifty per cent of; that they are about 85 per cent prostate funds must be spent for children's books, 20 per cent for adult fiction, 25 for adult noiifiction, and five per cent for magazines and newspapers. France Improves Defensive Pacts Draws Ring Around Germany, and Is Allied WithJMtish PARIS, France — (/!') — France has strengthened her ring of alliances around Germany to bolster her position in central Europe, and has concluded an aerial concord with Britain, it became known Tuesday. The aerial accord, it was disclosed by u highly-placed political source, pledges the close co-operation of aerial forces of the two nations, just as the navy and army of Britain and France already are pledged lo mutual assist- fect on the relief situation. Each state has a waiting period of two to four weeks, during which registrants report IT see if jobs can be'found forThem, before benefits can be paid. Large numbers of persons not legally entitled to benefits will apply, and the job of segregation will be tremendous. Paying Taxes Two Vcars About 11,500.000 employes are covered in the 22 states by unemployment compensation laws and another 9,500,000 will be under the system by the time the last state starts paying benefits in July, 1939. By the en dof January the total amount credited to the 22 states in the Treasury's unemployment trust fund will be close to 5500,000.000. For two years employers have been paying payroll taxes to finance the system, graduated from 1 per cent nnd 2 )>cr cent to a stationary 3 per cent beginning in 1938. Some states require em- ploye contributions. Some Exemptions State laws vary in important particulars. Chief groups generally excluded from benefits arc agricultural labor, domestic servants, public servants and casual labor. Usually employers of fewer than eight persons— and their employes—,ve exempted and excluded, although New York places Hope's Christmas Goodfellows fund campaign got under way Tuesday with rin initial report of ?37.53 in cash. American Legion committees are's • canvassing the city for donations of cash, clothing, candy and toys; and the churches will gather food for'Christ- mas baskets. Persons not canvassed by the committees may make their gifts to Hops Chamber of Commerce offices in the city hall. The city's needy arc being canvassed and registered by special committees, so that every family may have a real Christmas when Saturday morning The first report on cash gifts follows: Thanksgiving offering, Union Church Service 23,03 A. B. Patten Mrs. Leon Bundy V. A. Hammond .... J. C. Hall B. L. Wellborn Hope Star .50 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 10.00 537.53 Memphis Couple Have Narrow Escape in Fire MEMPHIS, Tonn. — </P> — Guston T. Fitzhugh, Memphis attorney, and Mrs. Fitzhugh, social set leader, were trapped on the roof of thoir home for 25 (he number at four and Pennsylvania j minutes Tuesday before they were at one, nnd there arc other exceptions. ' rescued by firemen when fire virtual- Cott on NEW ORLEANS. <A'i -December cotton opened Tues-day at 8.73 and closed at 8.75 bid, 8.77 asked. Spot cotton closed .-steady three pi.inls up, middl'mi; N.M. From 12 to 2G weeks of employment within the 52 weeks prior to registration are required for eligibility for benefits. Benefits are to be paid for periods of from 12 lo 20 weeks, in | amounts which usually will be about | half a full week's pay per week but i are limited to ?!"> a week. i Kuc-h prospective applicant, says the | Social Security Board, should be sure he ha.s a .social security account number. If he happens to have worked on a job which is covered by the state unemployment compensation law but not by the federal old-age insurance plan, he should ncverthtless have an account number and can apply for! one at the nearest Social Security of-' ficc or post office. ly destroyed the costly structure. Can It Stand .Strain? Applications can be filed at the nearest public employment office on and after January 3 and subsequently should be filed immcdiatly upon loss a : .^ pared for military life. The 3,000,000 boys now in camp and the 2,000,000 who were trained before them could be turned into first-class fighting men at almost an instant's notice." Fechner said the military aspect of the CCC was unintentional. He said it had partially solved a tremondous unemployment situation, helped piv- vent crime by giving footloose young i of f. ' oh ' Stalu "-'Buiations roqiure men gainful work, and has wrought' "P«"«"'t*."' ro,x>rt at certain tunes "litral miracles" in conservation pro- cll ! n ' 1 S ««"»'«« }«n»cU to sec ifulhor , job.-; are available for them. Claims for compensation must be examined and approved before benefits arc paid, I which will mean delay in many cases. Whether or not the unemployment trust fund and the state deposits therein will he able to stand tho strain of Ihe rush for benefits which is anticipated as a result of rapidly in- rrcasing employment since Septem- i her—iinil whether Ihe federal government will some time be asked to make up the difference so that all ben- efils can be paid, as happened in England—depends on the length of Third Candidate in Congress Race Judge Als' Miller's Vacated Seat LITTLE ROCK —l/P)— Wilbur D. Mills of Kensctt, White county judge, filed his corrupt practice pledge Tuesday as a candidate for congressman |SCU , 0 from the Second Arkansas district. i Mills is th etliird to file for the scat ' left vacant by the elevation of John I Miller of Searcy to the senate No date for a special election to fill the depression and the rale of incivas- ingor decreasing unemployment. Both federal and state officials thus far profess to be entirely optimistic on this A Thought the vacancy lias been set by Governor Bailey. Others who have filed pledges are: Fred M. Pickens und H, S. Grant, both of There is no happiness fur Mm who oppresses and persecules, there can be no repose for him. For the siglis of tho unfortunate cry vengeance to heaven.- Pcs- l.ilu/./.i. MIND Your MANNERS Test .your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is one expected to give Christmas gifts to one's equals in an office if they arc not intimate friends'.' 2. Would it he all right for one • to send greetings to the persons who are his equals in the office in which he works? 3. Should a business woman wear eye shadow or mascara in the office? 4. For what occasion is a shoe with a French heel appropriate? 5. Should n stenographer gaze around the room or start a conversation when there is a pause in dicta I ion? What would you do if— You are a business girl and wonder how you should remember your employer at holiday time — ia> Send him an impersonal gift? (bi Send a Christmas greeting addressed to him and his wife? U') Wish him a happy Christmas the last time you see him at the office? Answers 1. No. 2. Yes. 3. No. Allure is for after office hours! 4. Formal afternoon affair such as a tea dance or for evening parties. 5. No. Best "what Would You Do" so- lution—(c), although in some firms (bi is customary. iC.ipyriiilu 1937, NKA Sm'iiv, Inc.) Farm Leaders Are Kiwanis Speakers Mr. and Mrs. Lee Garland Tell of Plant-to-Prosper Contest A cash income throughout the year is one of the first requirements for successful farming, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Garland, winner of the land-owner's division of the Arkansas Plant-to- Prospor campaign sponsored this year by the Memphis Commercial Appeal, told members of the Hope Kiwanis club at Capital hotel Tuesday noon. Mrs. Garland spoke on the home- improvement side. She told of planning the home budget, interior decorating, landscaping and the canning of meats and vegetables. She told of improved methods of farm life, pointing out that electricity gave the farmer's wife many advantages that she was once denied. "Electricity is one of the farmers' best friends," she declared. Mrs. Garland was followed by her husband who spoke on diversified farming. He pointed out that a cash income on the farm v.'as essential for successful farming. "A farmer's expense continues throughout tho year—so to offset this we must have a cash income throughout the year. This is one of the provisions listed in the Plant-to-Prosper contest. "There is a great need for better livestock production in Hcmpstead Only Other Recent Increase, During Government Operation NEW YORK — (IP) — The Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies Tuesday jointly announced their intention to apply to the Federal Communications Commission for a 15 pet cent increase in rates. The increase, if granted, would.be the first in 30 years of, operation, except for the World war period when the utilities were under government control, the announcement stated, Companies' Statement "NEW YORK—The telegraph companies are about to apply to the Federal Communications Commission for a 15 per cent increase in rates. "In making this application, one of the oldest public service institutions is obliged to break a precedent of thirty years' standing. The position of the telegraph industry in the public service field is unique in that it does not assess a stand-by charge, but must rely for its income wholly on what is paid for each item of service performed. By progressive methods and a continued series of improvements and new developments in plant and operating processes, it has not only met all the increasing costs arising during the past three decades, but has actually decreased the cost of its service to the public, "The only increase in telegraph- rates wh^c^^hasJieeajiB.^e thirty yeariTwas'"made by the government when it operated the industry' during the World war. . "Today, Despite drastic operating economies the financial resources and credit of the companies are being jeopardized by the decline in revenues "brought on by the general slackening of the business of the country, on which the industry depends, and the situation is made even more critical by the constantly growing cost of telegraph operation through heavy social security and other taxes, wage restorations, and mounting expenses, of all kinds. "As indicated by figures published a few days ago, the telegraph companies are operating either at a deficit or on a very slender margin, and, it is pointed out, if this condition continues, it will shortly impair their ability to continue rendering the efficient service on which the public depends and which forms such an essential part of the commercial and social fabric of the nation as well as an indispensable arm of national defense. "In recent years the telegraph companies have offered a number of new and additional services at low rates for the purpose of developing new and enlarged uses of their service in an effort to increase the colume of traffic and thus keep their revenues abreast of the constantly mounting expenses, but in spite of favorable public reception of their innovations they have not been sufficient to offset tho general down trend." county. We need industrial and agricultural free fair each year as an I incentive to better farming," the I speaker said. I Mr. and Mrs. Garland, in winning ' the contest, were awarded $100 by the | Memphis Commercial Appeal. They arc now entered in the sweepstakes contest sponsored by the newspaper. The winner will be awarded $500. Clifford Smith, county agent, spoke briefly and told how the Memphis newspaper conducted its annual contest for promotion of better farming in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Missouri. The total cost in sponsoring this farm movement annually ie $10,000. Other guests of the club were Mrs. Clifford Smith, H. H. Huskey, president of the Hempslcad County Farm bureau, and Sheriff J. E. Beardcn. Mayor 19 Years, Bernstein Is Dead Monroe's Champion Long- Termer Sxiccumbs at Age of 63 MONROE. La.—(/P)—Mayor Arnold Bernstein. 63, of Monroe, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday. He had been mayor for the past 19 years. Associates of the mayor said he had served longer than any other Louisiana mayor. 'Die city's major growth occurred under his administration. Ted Healy Dies CULVER CITY, Calif. —(/P)— Ted Healy, motion picture comedian, died unexpectedly Tuesday, MGM studio announced. Healy, 41, was born in Houston, Texas. The studio did nol announce the cause of his death. An ancient superstition in Lancashire forbade giving matches or fire in any form to be taken from the house Christmas Day, because of the belief trouble for the household would arise from $h 3 • \l

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