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m™ ^r^WpsXfw^r'': '/ ^%^**-' m ' •" ''* ' *h '-V' •; v^*"*-' '' ' ' % t4 v *' : V/' : ' *'.v,''"-' '' ^f^C- A. aauittl dl.icrctlort is not iw flfrtch Indicated by neve* Nt n mistake, its by nev«r It.-Bovce. J Star Arknn<A*-Pali- And warmer Wednesday nlftht fitft VOLUME-87-«NUM&flll 33 {^^ HOPE/ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20,1935 Him- of Hope 1S13; Press, 1127: Consolidated -TanuarV 18, 1929. PRICfi HIGHWAY . , — , ft ft Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WA3HBURN" BOUGH TCI W HILE the Rev. Arden P. Blnylock, who was reprimanded editorially by his home town paper the Little Rock Gazette two weeks ago for exaggerating vice conditions in that city—while this Rev. Mr. Blaylock was making a prohibition speech at Hope city hall Tuesday afternoon your writer was continuing a fact investigation of the local liquor tra'ffic. I ssume every reasonable man knows that everything the Rev. .Mr. Blaylock says about the evil of liquor is true. That_was ft argument for total prohibition, so long as total prohibition -tmained a legitimate goal for legal experiment. But once it had been tried, discredited and repealed, everything that the Rev. Mr. Blaylock says about the evil of liquor is an unanswerable argument for adequate state control. I am directing these remarks, as always, to the people who believe liquor is still a public problem. What the professional "wets think, I don't care about. Tuesday morning I concluded n sur' fflvcy of Hopes six liquor stores and " ~ found that the amount of legal liquor being sold in Hope is averaging $6,803 per month. The proprietors pledged to me personally that their individual reports were correct, insofar as they could judge from the short time that the package-store law has been opcr- Hauptmann to Get Supreme Court's Answer by Dec. 9 Highest Tribunal Will De-| ports at the same time. I added them ^;.l^ TV,™ WUntlmi. o,. !«P- Then I went to the three other otlng in Arkansas. ! I hud an amusing encounter with the liquor store proprietors. Three of them brought in their rc- cide Then Whether 01 Not to Review Case JERSEY TO REPLY State's Argument, Due December 5, Will Be Presented Earlier WASHINGTON.—(/Pj- Bruno Rich. ard Hauptmann may know by December 9 whether the highest court in the land will interfere with his death sentence in th« Lindbergh tragedy. mjditcw Jersey officiate, acknowledged Hpicially Wednesday "t'nat notice "of Hauptmann's supreme court appeal was docketed on November 12. Their formal printed argument against a supreme court review must be filed by December 5, but it was indicated that this would be done much sooner. That would permit the nine justices of the supreme court to examine the New Jersey court records during the two-weeks recess starting next Monday. 30-HoufWeeiTls Pushed by Labor up. i stores and obtained their figures. I j found that the total of the last three was TWICE the total of the first three. ... I suspected something was wrong. XXX I went back to the first three. I said: "This isn't a poker game. This is a search for the actual figures that determine public policy. If there's anything on your conscience I'm giving you this opportunity to correct your figures before I add up the final total." Each man looked at the other one— and then the truth came out. They were afraid that if the business Jlooked. too attractive . the state and county''gbvernment-s would seriously consider adopting The Star's widely-known program of state and local dispensaries. I told those proprietors: "You know where this newspaper stands. The professional drys know wh6re it stands. You will have to Prohis Plan Petition for Referendum Blaylock Assails State and Federal Policy; Hits Star Little Rock Preacher Ridicules Ban Against Liquor Advertising BETTER TO~TAKE IT take your chances. The one hope Union Leaders Mobilizing for Winter Battle on "Congress Front" WASHINGTON—(/P)—Labor leaders ore mobolizing their forces for the winter battle on the congressional "front," turning axious eyes at the same time toward the supreme court. Labor is preparing to renew the drive for a 30-hour work week and to protect legislative gains made »t. the last session of congress, particularly collective bargaining guarantees as provided by the Wagner-Conncry labor disputes act and (lie Guffey coal mining measure. The most significant step os far is « '\e American Federation of Labor's •oposal for an amendment to the constitution which would empower con- press to enact social welfare legislation to protect the workers as was provided by NRA. The federation has directed its executive council to present such an amendment to congress. The vigor with which union leader." press for constitutional change is expected, however, to hinge largely on forthcoming supreme court decisions bearing particularly on labor benefit for any kind of a workable enforcement program to control thc liquor traffic is an open set of figures and an honest study of them." The three proprietors took their respective slips, went back to their places of business—and gave me a revised report. Their new figures were double the old ones. They had come across in the name of truth. And the amount of legal liquor being sold in Hope is averaging 56,803 per month. ! xxx I That is $81,636 for Hempstead county's annual legal liquor bill. The last Department of Commerce report showed Hempstead county's annual retail stores sales to be 2Vi> million dollars. We havo conn; back a little from the bottom of the depression—but I'll take that figure. The legal liquor business, tncrefore, is diverting 3.3 per cent of the total retail store sales of Hempstead county- But N. W. Aycr & Son, largest advertising aj'cncy on earth, is authori- Vesey, Graves, O'Neal, Lewis, Atkins Named County Executive Body By LEONARD ELLIS In a speech bristling with denunciation of the "alcoholic evil," the Rev. Ardcn P. Blaylock of Little Rock, sounded a ,call to arms for Hempstead county drys at a county-wide mass meeting attended by approximately 200 persons at Hope pity hall Tuesday afternoon, Following his speech an organization was formed for the furtherance of a local option election in the near future. An executive committee headed' by John P. Vesey of Hope as chairman, was appointed. Besides Mr. Vosey the committee is composed of: 0. A. Graves, N. P. O'Neal, W. A. Lewis and W. S. Atkins, all of Hope This committee will appoint a county-wide group to work in connection with the executive committee. As the meeting drew to a close Sheriff Jim Bearden took the floor and charged that "90 per cent of the bootleg liquor sold in Hempstead county is being sold by Hope -liquor .dealers after closing hours and on Sundays and holidays." He said that the bootleggers of moonshine had been "pretty well wiped out in this section —and that licensed liquor dealers are the ones that arc creating the most trouble at present." At the start of the meeting, the Rev. Wallace R. Rogers, pastor of Hope First Baptist church, took the floor and acted as chairman. He briefly outlined the purpose of the meeting. He said that as far as the pastors of Hempstead county- w<frc concerned "this meeting is only for a movement for decency." Bulletins LITTLE ROCK—(/P)-Arkansas Works Progress Administration (YVPA) announced Wednesday that almost 100 per cent of the more than 5,000 women In (he state who were classified as eligible for employment on May 31, 1935, have been put to work on projects In prrctlcf'lly every county in the state. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— (IP)—Set- fteant O. M. Ncwsom, 25, passenger in a Navy plane that crashed' into a trcetop near here Tuesday night • in murky weather, died Wednesday of Injuries received when he was thrown 50 feet from the wrecked ship. Draper Sentenced to Death in Chair Hot Springs Jury Convicts Him of Murdering Aged Money-Lender HOT SPRINGS, Ark.— (ff>)— Ayliff Draper, 26, Perryville farmer, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death in the Arkansas electric • chair Wednesday for' the slaying last March of Tom Menser, aged recluse and money-lender. The Garland county circuit court jury deliberated 13 hours and 25min- utes before reaching its verdict -in the case. EllswoMh Of f oii Antarctic Flight Explorer Flying From Back Side of Antarctica to Byrd's Old Base NEW YORK - (/P) — Lincoln Ellsworth took off from Dundee island on his projected flight from Wedell sea to Ross sea at 3:50 a. m. Central Standard Time Wednesday, a dispatch to the New York Times and the North American Newspaper Alliance said. He then introduced the Rev. Mr. Blaylock, pastor of First Baptist church of Little Rock, who provided thc fireworks. Blaylock's Speech The Rev. Mr. Blaylock opened up with a barrage of criticism against the wet crowd, thc Arkansas legislature, thc national administration, and then rapped the local editor for his policy on thc liquor question, but at no time | called names. He did'not offer a substitute for i thc state's present liquor law, nor did j he suggest a control system. He advocated the abolition of all liquor. His speech in part follows: "Thc first rebellion in America was the whisky rebellion. The whisky I 6 Women and Baby DlC interests in America refused lo be W h p n Car Skirls Off taxed, and in protesting they rose up vv u e " ^ ctl £>KKlh UI1 Ellsworth was flying in a plane pilctcd by Herbert Holick-kenyon. Their route will take them across an unknown portion of Antarctica .to Admiral Byrd's former base at Little America. •«*••• 4 Drown as Auto Plunges in Canal ty for the statement that the unregu- | against 'he government. latecl liquor traffic under ordinary ! "I scc wc liavc lhc " ress wlth us (Continued on page two) IFLAPPKll FANNY SAYS: HEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. circumstances diverts 20 per cent of the available trade dollars in an average community. 1 am assuming that the legal liquor stores of Hcir.pslcad county have taken over just about that amount of thc liquor traffic formerly handled by thc bootleggers and moonshiners. I am assuming that .since it was impossible to prohibit liquor, tin's reduction from 20 per cent lo 3.3 per cent was thc approximate record under bootlegging conditions and is the actual record of the package-liquor stores today. My assumption is borne out by reports I have obtained from the local wholesale grocer companies. One house told The Star that during the prohibition era (hoy believed 5 per cent of their sales of sugar, shorts and malt was diverted to moonshiners. Today their "suspected" sales arc less than half of one per cent, Thc same house told Thc Star that in prohibition days the demand for fruit jars wa.s just as great in the winter as it was during the summer canning deed! fruit jars this winter, this house tells us. Another wholesale grocer house in Hope told us that it estimated its "sufpeeted" sales of moonshine supplies to have dropped "99 per cent." There used to be a large demand for charred kegs. The Hope wholes-ale grocer* no longer slock them, so thc houses tell us. The wholesale grocers are compell- this afternoon. I want to be quoted that the first rebellion in America was thc whisky rebellion and that thc government would have been cvcrthrown by the whisky interests if the government had not been stronger. "I am not here to tell you how to vote nor what to do about a local referendum. The good people of Hope and Hempstead county have intelligence. You know how to vote. I am here to discuss thc liquor situation, point out thc evil of alcohol and its curse upon mankind. "Liquor has always played a big part in thc rise and fall of nations dating baek to ancient history. Alcohol has been thc contributing factor as a destroyer of empires. If we sell ourselves to the liquor interests you will see the day come when the foundation of this country will decline. Old Days Forgotten | "The younger generation should be ' informed. They know nothing of sa- j loun.s. They don't know what it is for t-a.son—a remarkable fact in- | women to kneel down on blood-soaked But there is no demand for i u)K i beer-soaked sidewalks and pray thul taloohs be abolished in the olden days. Louisiana Gravel Road NEW ORLEANS, La.-(/P)-Thrcc Three women and a 2-months-old baby of Galvcston, Texas, were drowned Tuesday when their automobile left a gravel'road and plunged into a canal on the Burlce highway, 10 miles above Thibodaux, La., it was learned here Wednesday. Thc dead arc: MRS. BEATRICE BOSKEY, 28. MBS. JOim OLSEN, 59. MISS ELIZABETH OLSEN, 17. MRS. BOSKEY'S 2-MONTHS- OLD BABY. Gross Tax Thown Out by U.S. Court Part of Iowa's Chain_Store Levy Invalid—Unit Tax Upheld, However DES MOINES, la.—(#>)—A three- judge federal court Tuesday ruled thc inu pruj feross receipts levy of thc Iowa chain ,i, ' iij I store lax law unconstitutional, but up*-v« ua iney uiu .... . , . We must lead i nt; ' ( ' u provision taxing thc number of i units in a chain. Amuricn back to sane and sober civilization." At this point of the address there were u number of amcns from all corners of thc house. , Continuing, the Rev. Mr. Blaylock g«* » » 1ollt » »*° tuicl: "The liquor interests of this coun- i try made the people believe that re- ,1,,. ..*.. /lni-1 tfiitftti i*iiiwv<tl i\f lllf* i *-** "•* ' Tlie chain tax law, parsed by the 1935 assembly after a bitter fight, provided a graduated unit tax starling al $5 a store for each member of the _ es Chosen for Hope's Primary^ov. 26th Aldermen, City Attorney, City Clerk Are to Be Nominated Then , 4 PCXLLING PLACES One Alderman Is to Be Nominated in Each of • Hope's Four Wards , Clerks and judges for the city Democratic election to be held next Tuesday,. November 26, • were announced Wednesday by Ed Van Sickle, chairman of the City Democratic Central Committee. : On .that date the city will nominate •for one. aldermanic post in each of the tfour- wards; for city attorney; and for "pity clerk. 5 ;• - The Candidates i The candiates are as follows: ' For City Attorney: W. S. Atkins. ,; For City Clerk: T. R. Billingsley. For Alderman Ward One: E. P. Young. ' For Alderman Ward Two: L. A. Keith.••: For- Alderman Ward Three: Dr. F. D. Henry, Harvey Barr. For Alderman Ward Four: Dr. P. B. Carrigan, C. E. Cassidy,' •i " Election Officials ;'Thc election officials follow: -,,Ward One—Judges:'J. M. Harbin, J. Ci'Carlton, Joe Rider. Alternates: W. -JKArnold.- Paul Sirnms,^- -B.'* Moore.. Clerks,- ,JD|Jck Waikijrts, Eugerie.."Mfhite. Alternates: ;." William Allen, Clyde Monts.,- Sheriff: J. M; Phillips. Ward/Two—Judges: George M. McDowell,' Cliarles Dana Gibson, Joe Coleman. Alternates: Oliver Williams, B. C.,Hollis, C. C. Collins. Clerks: C. V. Nunn, C. R. Crutchficld. Alternates: Henry Haynes, A. Mont Allen. Sheriff: T. P. Beard. Ward Three—Judges: Claude Taylor, A. C. Erwin, Bob Campbell. Alternates N. T. Jewell, Dee Eason, Leon Bundy. Clerks: Evan Wrjkiy, Webb Laseter, Jr. Altcrnatces: LeRoy Spates, Lylc Moore. Ward Four—Judges: Lex Wolff, W. A. H. Schneiker. Carl Smith. Alternates: Louis Breed, Lee Brown, Milton Eason. Clerks: W. W. Compton, Jack- Sullivan. Alternates: Ruel Oliver, Sam Taylor. Sheriff: Charles Hanson, Sr. Polling places will be the same as in past years: j Ward One—Arkansas Bank & Trust I Co. building, j Ward Two—Frisco passenger station. Ward Three—556 Filling station. Ward Four—City hall. Restore Birthplace of Lee, U.D.C. Plan From 37 States Daughters of Confederacy Gather at Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Ark.-The Confederacy and its cause have been history more than 70 years, but they are unforgotten. The "Undying Remembrance" of thc official salute to the Confederate flag brought 00 of the South's own daughters together here Tuesday night for thc opening session of the forty-second annual convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. They did ol come to renew an old conflict, but to honor and perpetuate thc memory of those who have gone before and the belief for which they lived and died. Nor arc these daughters of the Old South scctionalists. They come from 37 states of thc Union and the District of Columbia, and thc Mason and Dixon line is a matter of no concern among them. Tuesday night the only past president general of the U. D. C. from a city north of that once existent line sat down to dinner in a resplendent company cf the organization's highest ranking officers. It was her thirty- trict Judges Charles A. Dcwcy and Matthew M. Joyce. They heard ar- a. test case brought by 19 chain stores doing business iu Iowa. Attorneys for the slate said an appeal probably would be luk- cd by law lo report thci supplies o/ ",,>.,.,. v depended upon repeal of the-1«-'» «° ««•• Supreme Court, iharred ke K s and i-vc-rsupplx-s of sugar mh a , n c,Hlment. They took advantagt- to the State Revenue Department. But , of us in ., deprcssion-but if thc democratic principle is dependent upon thc The of a youug man 3 oyw Is put to bu a i>ii/i>i»i, I hey have had none lo report in , months, they informed this newspaper. ~,[ cl - ; ; w d-then the Democratic party X x x i cusjht to die." Mr. Blaylock ridiculed ' Again then amcns. Continuing thu speaker said: The Rev. Mr. Blaylock ridiculed The Star in his speech Tuesday aflor- non. He said that our refusal, like the refusal of the Arkansas Gazetti;. were a number of (Conlinurd on paj;o three-) "The liquor ink rests promised us (Conlinuc'il on paEo thrco) The decision was signed by Circuit j third cosccutivc annual convention. Judge Archibald K. Garner and Dis- (and her New York city address makes her no less a daughter of the Old South and an inheritor of its traditions. She is Mrs. Livingston R. Schuylcr, who responded on behalf of al! past presidents general of thc U. D. C. tq greetings extended by Mrf. Martha Banta of Kentucky. Sponsorship by the U. D. C, of a project to restore the birthplace of Gen, Robert E. Lee. and distribution of free scholarship to boys and girls of Confederate descent were praised by the speaker us outstanding among | the organization's achievements. Greetings were brought to thc national group by Mrs. C. S. Lowthorp of Hope, president of thc Arkansas division, who presided. chain up tc 10; for each store in cx- ce.v> of 50 the tax amounted to §155 a store. The gross receipts tax started ut $25 for thc first 550,000 of business and increased to $-176,000 on $9.000,000 of gross. Romance Blossoms Abroad Hope Acquires I Permanent Hoi for Dist 3 New Location Adjfii Luck Camp on No, 6?4f | Inside the , abdUt>f The path's ; of Mary Brla'n and Charles "Buddy" Rogers probably crossed many-times "in Holly wopd^ but not until they went to England to make a'movie did their interest in each other oecotne more than <tsuai:'"TfiatTdok In Rogers' eye as they sit side'by aide in » atudio Hertfordshire, England, lends strength to-the report that they are • j . • * •, -engaged to marry. Huge Hole Under Street Repaired Earth Washed Out by Leaking Sewer—WPA Is Making the Repair One of the many WPA projects under construction in Hempstead county is the repairing of a great hole under the pavement on South Shover street. The hole was caused by a leaking sanitary sewer, which had washed out a place about 12 feet deep, 18 feet long and about 10 feet wide. Only the pavement was left as a roof over the hole. The washed out section was first discovered by a crack in the pavement. Traffic was immediately suspended on that street when the giant cavity -was discovered. The WPA has repaired the leaking joint and is filling the hole. The paving will also be replaced by the WPA. Japan Alarmed by Arming of Chinese But Chiang Kai-Shek Pledges There Is No Threat Against Tokyo NANKING, China.— (/P) —Ambassador Ariyoshi of Japan told the Associated Press Wednesday: Italians Checked by Crack Troops E t h iopian Sharpshooters "Cinder Commander Ayela Finally Halt Invaders ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— (/P) Commander Ayela, leading thousands of Ethiopia's best marksmen, successfully halted Wednesday an Italian advance in the Radowa hills, inflicting heavy losses, it was reliably reported F1REHOUSE~HEL1J All Sites Rejected by Com: mittee Following Stild$ of Prices Asked , The City of Hope has purchase^a one-aero site for a permanent high-; way department shop buildirig'* District Three, the building ' to * erected by the WPA and the Highway Department at a cost of ab ?12,000. , ;A- ( This was learned Tuesday fughV_ the eve of the second November ntee&'/t ing of the city council. The"coUriOil^| had set a deadline of $250 for the o acre purchase, and the actual filter selected by the State Highway I partment. The location is on paved hi No. 67, adjoining Luck's Tourist but inside the corporation line and the same side of the road as the camp. t'. The purchase agreement was made with the Williamson, estate. , (• The city council heard ( a committee report on probable locations for ' city jail and fire station. Thej mittee told of four locations, but, 'did! not recommend purchase of an the prices demanded for them. Erection of a new jail and-fire tion was recommended by the > Ci Planning Board as a WPA pr The project has not been approvecLj and no money has been allotted yet. -i ' The council authorized Mayor Grav to purchase Christmas decorations' be used around the city "hall ct Christmas week. *""„. An_ ordinance was pass ing^further levjirfg ahd*"cdUectioh\ assessments on Curb and Gutter dj trict one. Bonds for improvements this district have bei-'n retired., /•"'<*/ here. By the Associated Press Ethiopian warriors were reported marching to attack the Italian northern front between Dolo and Makale Wednesday. A sharp battle on the southern front was reported to have caused casualties of more than 450 on both sides. Italian headquarters at Asmara received word that a strong column of Hallo Selassie's soldiers is advancing toward Selicot .eight miles below Makale, into territory in which the Italians have been conosolidating their position. Marriage Urged by Masons Prevention of Hasty Marriage Better Than Changing Divorce Law ag ityjg Unified Taxation „ System Advocated; Roosevelt Declares U. 'S.f States, Cities, Should * "Get Together" •- "Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, the Chinese nationalist leader, has given me his solemn assurance that Japan has no cause for apprehension regarding North China." A nation-wide military conscription j "'y * 01 ' tlle among China's hundreds of millions > United States. was ordered Tuesday by leaders of the Nalional government because of Ihe Japanese-fostered independence movement in North China. Delegates to the Kuomintang (dominant Nationalist party) Congress voted to instruct the government to enforce conscription. Nearly every high official of the government, including ientralissinio Chian Kai-Shek, is at- Icnding the congress. LITTLE RG'CK.—Prevention of hasty and ill-considered marriages rather than ehages in the existing divorce laws was advocated Tuesday night by J. T. Ccston of Osceola as the rem- evil" in the Coston spoke as M. WASHINGTON — (IP)— Continuation' of the federal relief program through the next fiscal year was recommended by the United Slates Conference At Mayors here Wednesday. The mayors decided to "petition congress for an additional appropriation for the fiscal year 1936-37 sufficient to meet a planned and comprehensive program for relief work and to meet the unemployment situation throughout the country for such period." A Unified Tax System WASHINGTON — (/P) — President Roosevelt announced plans Tuesday for a conference during the winter to work out a "better system of taxation, state, municipal and federal," The announcement was made when the president addressed 50 members of the United States Conference of Mayors in his office at the White House. He was applauded when he assorted that the federal relief policy will continue to be one of "no starvation." , Mr. Roosevelt told the mayors "ta*es have grown up like Topsy in this country," adding: '•We are stepping on each other's toes, especially in the past five, 10 pr 15 years. In fact, virtually since the beginning of the World war the general tax situation in the United States has become not only more complicated but has called for revision. "Wc haven't had a revision and J t think the time is coming—no{ tJiis coming session of congress because we hope that it will be a very short ! session—but by thc following year, , f a " cl onlt £' ot *«.. Grand Lodge of , „ f * , gct ' togelh Vand Arkansas. Free and Accepted _ Masons, ! . nm]M , a ... * , *. „„. ^ which opened its annual session. "Let the legislature pass a law requiring a few clays' notice lo be given the parents or guardians of uu appli- • sit around a table and work put a I better system of taxation, state, rou- ! nicipal and federal. | "Late this winter wc are going to aik you to come down and talk cation for marriage license," he said.! a ' K ?™ , l ° ^'" e cow '\. al a . , luu ? "That will nut a nonrl In (ho kid mar- about that sub J ect "round the table. _J riagcs and thc marriages drunks." A bill requiring such notice was introduced in the last session of thc Ar- bctween' su PP° se this meeting will be dignified by thc name of a tax conference but I would rather keep it informal A law providing for conscription was I kansas legislature, but killed, he rc- idopted in 1933, but lias never been (called. put into application. "What sane objection ecu Id be offer- North China officials in Pcipingsaid led to such a law I am at a loss to un;hey repeatedly had telegraphed Nan- Iderstand," he said. "Maybe I ought king for instructions as to how to re- j not to criticize the members of the ;pond lo a Japanese ultimatum but no legislature. Possibly they do not know answer had been received mid they were forced to make the best bargain any better." He spoke of cases in which both possible because of Japanese troop j bride and bridegroom were to thor- conctntrations about the Great Wall, ioughly inebriated that neither could Dcubt was expressed here thiit Gen. j remember the wedding afterward. £ung Cheh-Yuan, commander of the ; Mr. Coston's speech was delivered al Fciping-Ticntsin garrison, had gor.c ; a joint session of the Grand Lodge and over to the- Japanese in the aulonum- ' the Grand Chapter. OrdiT <-f Eastern ous movement, .as hud been reported to Tokio. Gcvernmcnt officials remained non- 11 Uu-. at Albert Pike Memorial temple. In a general discussion of lodge tcnenls he reminded his audience that committal, but ;it le:xst one military Masonry ''abhors dishonesty and im- iaction advocated resistance. Civilians! morality, treason, treachery and crime appeared to rtsent Japan's .stand. i in every form. i and have it become a continuing study which will bring forth an intelligent report before the close of thc year 1936. We will have to think of taxes in a non-partisan way." Mr. Roosevelt repeated a question asked at his earlier press conference, "is the government going to stop direct relief next July?" and retold his reply: "My aiiMvcr was that the federal government, and I am sure your answer will be the same for the city governments, docs not propose to let liecple starve after the first of Jul> more than during the past few years." During the earlier meetine with newsmen, the president had expressed the hepe the federal dole would end, substantially b.v December 1. The- original dead lino for stopping direct relief was November 1,

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