Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 22, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 22, 1937
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H Washburn — V Salary The Doctors Will Collect H OPE'S physicians have taken a long-needed step with their announcement today that effective February 1 their past-due accounts will be turned over to one central agency for collection. AM everyone knows, the medical profession does double duty—serving properly-owning and wage-earning patients for pay, and at the same time performing a vast amount of charity work. Doctors' capacity for charity work depends on their collection of bills from those able to pay. This is what the public too often forgets—and should be reminded of by the same stern collection methods employed by business houses. This writer has pointed out to Mope physicians at various times that the only known solution for their collection problems is the solution that has long been in effect in the larger cities—a single collection agency for all the doctors, and to which agency all bills would be turned over when patients failed to pay (heir doctor after a reasonable period. City Attorney's Is Raised; Free City Library Legal Pay Increased by Council From $50 u Month to -$75 END SUBSCRIPTION $25 a Month From City, NYA Co-operates With Library ' The rily council Tuesday night passed an ordinance increasing tlie salary of City Attorney W. S. Alkin.s from $50 to S7fi per month, effective 1)0 days after passage of ih o ordinance. The ordinance said the work of the city attorney had greatly increased, during the past two years, dumandim; much more of hi.s lime than in past years. Alderman Carter Johnson, chairman of the water and light committee, reported that Jim Hornady, employe of the municipal plant, had been released. New City Kmplovc A motion was passed that Norman Moore be given the vacancy at a salary of $85 per month. Mr. Johnson reported that construction of tile new roof over the municipal plant, a $12,000 project, was nearing completion. The council voted to purchase the electric light line from the city limits to the K. G. McRae home at a cost of $10(1. The council di.scus.sed the extension of tho wa'i'r au; ! . sower. n>nf,«s-to include a groati-r area of the negro section. Final action, however, was deferred until the next meeting. A motion by Alderman Taylor was passed to give all city employes their December salaries Wednesday instead of January 1. Ulirai.v ,1 Ltd t< I'Yct- The Ilopf >iilxscri|>li»ii library at city hall was made a public library, whrch will allow persons to read more than 2.000 book.-, without cost. The city is donating $25 per month for purchase of new books. The NYA i.s furnishing labor and operating expense. Mayor Albert Graves rciip- pointcd Ihc present library board, with the addition i f Charles Heynerson as a member. A motion by Alderman C. E. Taylor, chairman of the- suvi-l committee, was passed authori/ing City Attorney W. S. Atkins to cnjom Miss Lillie Middlebrooks fioii: feiicinK the extension of Twelfth street between Main and South Walnut. Alderman Ho.v Johnson reported that Star WEATHER. Arkansas-Cloud,,, occasional rain Wednesday afternoon, night, east portion Thursday,- not much change in temperature. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 60 And this newspaper will be glad to help the local fraternity in any way possible. Very little personal credit exists in the modern world of cash business. And where it exists necessarily, as in the medical profession, it is grotesquely abused. I suppose many n layman feels that doctors charge according to the patient's capacity to pay, nnd sometimes are too optimistic about the patient's actual financial condition. But on the other hand Inere are people who run up medical bills and fail to pay them, although they keep on enjoying automobiles and the other optional things) of life which an honest individual would put aside until he had discharged his legitimate debts 1 . Against these people the doctors have but one remedy; and they are preparing to use it. , If tl-.is collection agency humiliates some people the worst that can be said is that they have asked for it. CAPTURE Plants 27 Crops Instead of One, and Becomes a Landowner HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 22,1937 PRICE 5c COPY Tabernacle Xmas Program Thursday Christmas Exercises to Be Held on North Main at 7:30 p.m. The nnnutil Christmas program of the Hope Gospel Tabernacle will Ire presented til 7:110 p. m. Thursday at the Tabernacle, North Main street, the Rev. Bert Webb, announced Wednesday. In addition to songs and a general children's program, the young people and fidults ;wi!)i nrcsont .a series of scenes entitled "living pictures." These pictures arc taken from thd Christmas story and will feature such scenes as the Shepherds on the hillside, and others. This presentation will be made by the use of a large! pic-lure frame, seven by nine feet, in which (he pictures will he real people. Treats will he given the children at j the closr of the program. A general invitation is extended to the public. Bailey to Spend Xmas in Hospital Governor Not Able to Return Home, His Physicians Announce LITTLE ROCK. — (/Pi - Governor Bailey will spend Christmas in the Ihc maltcr of a water line to the prop- i hospital, crty of Miss Middlr-brooks in the nogroj Attendants at St. Vincent's infirm- section near Yi'rgi-r High School had ary, where the governor i.s recuperating from a recent major operation, said his phsician.s declared Wednesday Bailey could not be moved to his home been settled lo satisfaction. Tho average vocabulary of a cli of \2 is M.OOO words. ut the present time. They Forgot to Shop Early! II. L. Majure decided lie wanted "something- every month" from his rented farm in Phillips County, Ark., and from a share-cropper became a prosperous fartacr Roosevelt to Bid Again for Support Will Contend in January Message Recession Is "Psychological" WASHINGTON -(/^I—Administration advisors said Wednesday President Roosevelt would make an aggressive bid for public confidence in hi.s January message to congress, based on the contention lhat Ihe business recession is largely psychological. They said the president would insist on hi.s legislative program, but lie would propose no new "reforms." The message, they forecast, would contain "a broad offer of co-operation with legitimate business, bul no retreat from prescnl regulations." Bates Wins Gulf Trip to Orleans Shows Greatest Oil Sales Increase for Month of November M. S. Bates, Gulf Refining disrtibutor of Hope, has been awarded two tickets with all expenses paid to the Sugar Bowl football classic New Year's Day for having the greatest increase in sale of motor oil for the month of November over the same inunth a your ugo. Distributors throughout Arkansas competed in the contest. Awarding nf| tht free trip to see Saulu Clara and Louisiana .State University grid teams clash ut New Orleans was announced in a telegram received Wednesday by Mr. Bates. Mr. Bales said the present year had been the best in the history for sale if Gulf products in tins territory. I Doctors Organize Collection Group Delinquent Accounts to Be Collected Jointly After February 1 Physicians of Hempstead county, at a recent meeting, organized a collecting agency to collect delinquent cc- courts due physicians of the county. A spokesman for the group snid Wednesday that persons owing past dm accounts would be given an opportunity to sef'o or make sa'.U!;.• lory arrangements with thoir clou- tor before their accounts are turned f.i'L-r to Ihe agency fir collection. After February 1 dt'liiKiuent accounts will be placed in charge ol this nullify, the spokesman said. Tangelos Are Lucious, Citrus Grower Says MIAMI, Flii.--i/V>—The langelo- -a cross between tangerine and grapefruit—is the fruit with a future, says E. J. Dcrikin, Miami citrus grower. "Anyone having lasted a treo-ripcn- ed tangelo," he declares, "with all the tangerine-orange flavor plus the odd but rather faint bitter taste of grapefruit, nnd also its inner texture, will be forever weaned away from tho usual run of fruit consumed previously." Tangclos have been grown in small quantities but have not been widely markeled. The 1935 farm population ed States was 31,800,007. >f the Unit- A Thought When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.— liulwrr. 1, Three Danger Zones V.'omeii bolv.-con 15 and EO whose tuberculosis nior- lalily is one aud one-half times higher than that for young men in tho same age group. 2. Working men between 20 and 45 for whom it Is the leading cause of death. 3. Negroes whose mortality is three and one-half times that of white people. Christmas Seals are fighting in, these danger zones. After 22 Years a Share-Cropper Is His Own Landlord This Is Story of Phillips Co. Plant-to-Prosper Winner NO MORE "CREDIT" H. L. Majure Resolves to Pay Own Way, Wins Independence By EUGENE RUTLAND NEA Service Special Correspondent MEMPHIS, Tenn.-"After all these years, I am no longer a sharecropper." Those words, uttered by sturdy, de- ermincd H. L. Majure, Phillips county, Arkansas, farmer, are full ol meaning for the south and for al. America. Behind the words lie 22 seasons o! oil, poverty, mean sharecropper cabins and the hand-to-mouth existence oi >ne-crop farming. Ahead of them lies lope, not only for Majure and his proud family, but for everyone. For what Majure has done other can do, and there lies hope. Majure is the winner of the Plant-lo-Prosper competition run by the Memphis Commer- !ial Appeal in an effort to stimulate __^ .scientific, self-sustaining in Sie south arjiT.help point a way to liberate the sharecropper. Blade ft Try for It Majure, Kvith only a fifth-grade edu- ction, had never known anything ait a life of rented land, buying on redit, making a single crop, and us- lally paying out for "rent and fur- ilsh" to landlord and merchant, the vholc proceeds from his crop. Year fter year il was a bare living, and iQthiiig ahead for Majure. Bul 22 years of that could not kill mbition in Majure. He decided Ihat no-crop farming would never gel him nywhere. Along came the newspa- ers Plant-to-Prosper competition. Majure decided to enter nnd make a try for it. Today he is on tho way to ownership of 40 acres of fertile, well-handled land. On New Year's Day he will move into a new five-room house which he built with his own hands. This year, in addition to a bettor living than he ever had before, he is money ahead. The 40 acres he is buying is too small to support his family, bul he is able to pay cash rent for 53 acres more. Majure ia on the road to freedom. Won't Owe Anyone And he i.s not the only one. Take C. W. Armstrong of Tishomingo county, Missouri. Seven years ago he bought a 36-acre wornout hill farm, and moved into a one-room cabin. Today he has a new house built with his own hands from lumber cut on the place. He has a fine electrified farm, well terraced, and producing 718 pounds of cotton U> the acre. When he settles up at the end of this year he will have 51200 and won't owe anybody a dime. There were hundreds of other entrants in the Commercial Appeal contest, whose achievements wore scarcely loss remarkable. But Majure's achievement, judged greatest among 5000 tenant farmer entrants, stands out. Lot's see what he did and how he did it. Money Every Month He decided that he would try to have some income every month of the yeai instead of a single money payment when he sold his cotton in tho fall Today he has 27 sources of income instead of one. They include corn, spinach, mustard greens, turnip greens, English pei snap beans, Lima beans, Crowder pei..., ;.speckled peas, blue hull peas, tomatoes.' ' cucumbers, sweet corn, watermelons, I cantaloupes, squash, clay peas, soy 1 beans, carrots, sweet and Irish pota'- loes. milk, butter, chicken, eggs, meal and cotton. i Because he hud a little money coming in all Ihc time, Majure did not j have to borrow to plant his crops or to I live. He also grew enough fruits and I vegetables so that his wife and duugh- I I.T could can plenty to curry them J through the wintej. Then Majourc carried the idea farth- .r. Finding that he could grow most >!' his own food, he decided to ap.ily Ihe same thing to feed for his slock. So he began growing his own hay, small grains and corn. These ho" lunicd into cash through his hogs and cuw.v Only ?97 for Food The Plant-to-Prosper campaign wutht him to conserve his soil, and land on which soil-depleting crops had been grown were planted in winter cover crops like soy beans and peas. He rotated his crops. He stopped erosiuii (Continued on Page Five) i Goodfellows Christmas Fund Reaches $86 in City Canvass Not even in the dny dreams can this ragged urchin imagine Canta Uaus bringing him anything for Christmas. And there arc hundreds of little hoys and girls in Hope whose actual Christmas will be just as bleak unless your contributions to the Goodfellows Christmas Fund fill in the blank with gifts of toys, clotliing and food. , J}\1 GoodfcuWs Christmas Cheer fund for needy Hope families climbed to J8G.53 Wednesday with a report of ?49. ~~ — ® The Rev. V. A. Hammond appointed the following chairmen-1-3 'aandle solicitation of funds in the industries of the city: Will Held Valid for "Stork Derby" Canadian Supreme Court Makes '/-Million Gift Available OTTAWA, Canada—(Canadian Press) —The Supreme Court of Canada Wednesday upheld the eccentric will of Charles Vance Millar, originator of Toronto's unique "stork derby." The will provided his estate, estimated in excess of 5500,000 should go to ^he mother or mothers giving birth lo -he most children in Toronto between October 31, 1926, and October 31, 1936. Tlie supreme court left to the On- ;ario courts the task of determining .he mother or mothers entitled to tlie money, for which a dozen or more ivomen have filed claims. Use of Likuor Tax to Aid Drunks Is Urged SAN FRANCISCO.- i/Pj -Diversion of part of the state liquor lax to provide treatment for habitual drunkards is Ise idea of Dr. J. C. Geiger, city health director. City treatment is widely discussed here, as result of revelations- that in the first 11 months of 1937 there were 7,5-11) men and 1,550 women admitted to emergency hospitals who were listed as drunk at the time. Carrying his idea a bit farther, Dr. Geiger suggested that part of the gasoline tax be used to treat indigent persons injured in auto accidents. The titles of the regiments comprising the famous Light Brigade of Tennyson's poem are the •Jtii, 8th, llth and 13th Hussars and 17th Lancers. Lumber company — Jack Williams Williams. Hope Brick Works— Earl O'Neal. Hope Basket company-^John Guthrie. Hope Compress & Warehouse company— Lylc Moore. Plunkett-Jarrcll Grocery company— K. G. Hamilton. Hope Heading Factory — Ge or ge Meehan. Bruner-Ivory Handle Factory— Guy E. Basye. Temple Cotlon Oil Company— B. L. Kaufman. First National Bank— Miss Genie Chamberlain. Previously donaled .......................... $37.53 M. S. Bales .................................. _. ... 1.00 J. P. Duffie ............................................ 1.00 S. A. Bryant ........................................ 1.00 H. L. Hanegan .................................... 1.00 Wayne H. England ............................ 1.00 R. L. Broach ........................................ l.flo Terruel, Key City of Spanish Rebels in Aragon, Taken Smashing Defeat Sustained by Insurgents in Southern Campaign JAPS AT TSINGTAO Invaders Move Planes, Troops Against Chinese Coastal Cities HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Border —(/P)—Government forces havo captured Terruel, insurgents officers said they were advised Wednesday by Generalissimo Francisco Franco's headquarters. Official government dispatches- following an earlier premature announcement that the strategic provincial capital had been occupied—indicated that part of the old quarter known as the "city of rock" remained in insurgents hands. Only isolated bands of the insurgent garrison were still resisting^ Trance's officers acknowledged. The ysaid Salamanca headquarters considered the city, which had been the spearhead of Franco's lower Aragon line, as lost. Jap Planes Over Tsingtao SHANGHAI, China.—(#)— Japanese aombers roared Wednesday over the ndustrial seaport of Tsingtao, where three United States warships stood by .o evacuate 300 Americans there if necessary. United States consular authorities advised Americans to leave as fears ncreased that the Japanese would at- ack the city in retaliation for the destruction of Japanese cotton mills by Chinese troops, Reports^that: 30,000 Japanese "troop^ lad left Shanghai for an unknown; destination, and . that 80 transports were ready for Additional troops, add- d to the fear that Tsingtao and other hinese coastal cities would be attacked. British Preparing LONDON, Eng.—(/P)—The War Of- ice announced Wednesday that the British garrison at Hongkong would be trengthened as the government dispatched the 16th protest it has made o Japan since the outbreak of the 'ar Eastern conflict. Sir Robert Leslie Craigie, British ambassador to Tokyo, was instructed o protest a Japanese attack on, and eizure of, a Chinese customs vessel territorial waters off the British olony of Hongkong December 11. 1. How many moons dues the planet Mars have'.' the planet Saturn? 2. Can you name thr stall's of Ihe Union which rank first, second, third and hi.st in population 1 .' ii A little .study of camels in true and ful.se .style; a. The camel is believed to he a native of America. b. The ramel is a relative of the C'0\S . e. The camel can go for long periods without food or water, d. The camel's hump is used to store extra water. 'I. If Ash Wednesday falls on March 2 in 19,'iS, on what dav will taster Sunday fall 1 .' 5. "I will take you over the city for $250 each," an airplane pilot told a group of prospective passengers, "but if you get two more to go it will be $2 each. 1 can make $1 more on the trip if I do that." How many passengers did he take aloft" Answers im fla.'.sil'it'd r.-i'ii- John S. Gibson Eugene B. Hall Wilt Shoe Store Hotel Barlow R. L. Patterson Carl Jones O. L. Reed James Cantley C. Lewis Mrs. C. Garner Briant Drug Store N. M. B Henry Hitt F'aul Stmms, Jr.. . Paul Simms, Sr. . W. S. Atkins F. D. Henry Howard Byers Guy Card W. P. Agee Nick Jewell Auto Supply Co. E. R. Jarvis John P. Cox W. E. White J. S. Gibson, Jr. R. V. McGinnis .. Mrs. K. Holland . Mrs. H. M. Olson . D. D. Thompson R. M. LaGrone, Jr. E. O. Wingficld lorn McLarty C. F. Routon Geo. Robison R. M. Patterson W. N. Compton Sam fetroud II. T. White . . Calvin Cassidy M.ix Walker Frank Ward hichard Reich . Total 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 i 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1,00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 Forgetters Consult Human Memory Book CHICAGO. — (/P) — Students at the Lewis Institute of Technology here are letting Jack J. Pretula think for them. Fretula started a card index of students who complained they were for- gecting such vital details as their sweethearts' birthdays or when they last had a haircut. All that embarrassment was eliminated. Instead of running around with strings tied to their fingers the students call Jack, who thumbs a card and comes up with the dope. Offices at City Hall to Close 5 p, m. Thursday All offices at Hope city hall will close at 5 p. m. Thursday and will remain closed until 8 a. m. Monday, it was announced Wednesday by Charles Reyiierson, city treasurer. $86.53 Old Castle Collapses m Italy, Killing 20 FORLI, Italy - i.4'i — A medieval istle atop a cliff in the village of C'lviUella di Homanga collapsed Wed- icsday and tumbled onto the homes below, crushing possibly 20 persons hile they .slept. Recent heavy rams were thought to lave weakened tlie castle's foundations. Fifteen morning and three evening lewspapers are published daily in I .oUtlna. On Christmas Eve in parts of Bavaria and Switzerland, girls seek to learn of their future husbands by drawing sticks. A long stick meant he would be tall, a short one stout, and a crooked one deformed.

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