". . . and lo, the star which they sdw in the cast went before them, till it came and stood where the young child urns." — I! Matthew 9-11. Hope '•And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keemna ivatch ' over their flock by ni(jht."—If Luke 941. Star WEATHER. Arkansas—Partly cloudy, occasional rain Friday and in the north and central portions Thursday night, warmer in extreme north Friday, VOLUME 39—NUMBER 61 "And they CM me. with liable, and fmoul Manj <tu<l n»tl the bi/hc h/i}/(/ in. a m<ni<jcr." —// Luke J5-J6. Pet Projects Are HitbyF.D.R.in His Economy Plan S m a 11 c r Appropriations for Road Building Are Seen •ff CARTWRIGHT'S NOTE Oklahoman Had Demanded Road Improvements in Sooner State WASHINGTON. - (XI-, - President Roosevelt called on members of Congress Wednesday to bo content with smaller slicea uf, federal funds for' their pot projects, in order that the budget may be approximately balanced. He made his plea in a letter to Representative Cartwright (Democrat, Okla.), The letter dealt will) road building economies—a subject on which Congress has failed to follow the president's recommendations. Recently, Mr. Roosevelt suggested curtailing the road construction |>rngrain by cancelling certain authorizations before January 1. Failure of Congress to rc|>eac[ the authorizations left the. secretary of agriculture no alternative to apportioning amnnt; the .states $2M.OOO,000 for use on roiicl.s in the next fiscal year. U-ltiM- U.v CartH-right Cfirlwrighl, chairman of the Hou.se Road.s Committee, wrote the pre.sidi.-ii I recently that no member of his committee had requested u meeting for immediate consideration of cancellation. He said he did not favor "a proposal to cancel all authorizations for roads fur the next fiscal year, and to single- out roads for a drastic and arbitrary reduction in several subseeuienl years, especially when no assurance has heen given thai corresponding re- rluctniiiK in other activities will be rec- oininciicicrl." CarUvni>ht had cited what ho termed a vital need and insistent demand for road improvements in Oklahoma. Ilonil Hnrcaii (iocs Ahead The Bureau of Public Hoad.s wen I ;ihea<l Wednesday with iirra/iKenieiil.s to apportion $21-1.000,001) to states for highway improvements. tJxisljjiH law reiiuiroti that the allotment be made by January 1. The- road let;islalion aulhori/eil Krauts of about J-I.'IO.OUIUIOO for highway a.sMUince in the Iwo fiscal years of 111.'* and 111, 1 )'.). The apportionment will include $125,1)00.000 for main highways ami $25,000,001) for feeder roads, yranl.s which slates arc required to match, 5511.000,000 for elimination of grade crossings and $14,000,000 for public land roads. Many deep sea fish have phosphorescent organs which serve to give light around them, and attract prey. 14 Death Sentences Imposed on Russians MOSCOW. KuF.sia.-i/fV-Kemoval of V. A. Ivatioff. commissar of the timber indii.stry, became- known Thursday through testimony in [he trial of alleged "Anti-Soviet wreckers" in the tim- l>er industry at Archangel. Fourteen death sentences—nine imposed in the Archangel trials—were revealed. Scores Are Hurt in Train Crash Express Goes Through Open Switch and Hits Freight EMPORIUM, p.-, Pi-nnsylvnnia railroad express train ran through an open switch and crashed head-on early Thursday with a freight train on a .side track. The Pennsylvania railroad reported scores of passengers, two firemen and an express messenger had been hurt, none seriously. Frank Kellogg, of Peace Fame, Dies 1. Is Christianity the dominant religion in Palestine? 2. Can you identify the Mali's which have the following slate flowers: columbine, bluebonnt-'t, sunflower, red clover, and Indian (xiintbru.sh'.' 3. How goon are you at remembering (latf.s? Can you recall tho yeur in which the following events occurred? a. Han Francisco earthquake. b. Liner Titanic sank after striking iceberg. c. Lindbergh flew Atlantic alone. d. Bruno Richard Huuptman executed for Lindbergh kidnap- ing. 4. How did the state of Virginia get its name? . 5. When did the treasury department begin to put "In God We Trust" on U. S. silver dollar? Answers OK Ctassltltst P«$c Famous American Treaty Negotiator Succumbs at Age of SI ST. PAUL, Minn.--i.'l'i-Frank Billings Kellogg, who served as World Ci;iirt judge, ambassador to Great Britain, United States senator and .secretary of state, died at hi.s home here Tuesday. He would have been SI Wednesday. Kellogg, nuli-il as a worker for worldwide peace, had been in failing health fore more th;,n a year. His illness became critical early in November, when hi- was stricken with cerebral Ihrom- busis. He rallied several limes, lull pneumonia complicated hi.-; condition last Saturday night and caused a turn for the worse. Ik- lapsed into a coma then and regained consciousness for only short periods thereafter. Co-author of the Kollogg-Briand pact a pledge of 04 nations not to .settle disputes by war Kellogg WHS winner of the Nohel peace pri/.e in I'J2i). Kolnrr .Heels Krida.v Hope Hillary club will meet Friday noon at lintel Barlow us usual. A. Al- britlon of the club said Thursday. Mr. Alhritlon said that he Jiad heard "rumors" that the meeting had been cancelled. lia-lidliall Game The Gulf Independent basketball team of Hope will play a Rosston Independent team Friday night at Hoss- t-.ii. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1937 PRICE 5c COPY TO WIDEN CONQU Definite Plan to 'Balance Budget' Is Now Promised Roosevelt to Get Organized House Support, Says Solon 2 MILLION JOBLESS Five Arkansas WPA Projects Receive Presidential Approval WASHINGTON — (fp)— Representative Dies (Dem. Tex.) told President Roosevelt in a letter Thursday that the house group would call a caucus or conference to agree upon a definite program to "balance the budget" immediately after congress re-assembles. Dies said an attempt would he made to place organized house support behind the executive's balancing program. l ._.^/Special Session Cost —Au cnstbound"*" Cnpitof officials estimated the 37-day special session of congress cost about $325.000. This total, they explained, did not include such items as salaries of senators and representatives—which were $10,000 a year—and much incidental expense which is paid on on annual basis without regard to how many times congress meets. About $223,000 of the total expense for the extra session went for travel expenses for members of the senate and house, paiel on the basis of 20 cents a mile for the round-trip between the members' home and Washington. The next largest item was for stationery. This cost was estimated at $55,000 for the house and $12,000 for the sen- ale. The $4-a-day wage for senate and house pages totaled about $12,000. Unemployment Grows A WPA official estimated Thursday that 2,000,000 persons had become unemployed since September 1 and that 1,000,000 more might be out of jobs by the end of February. The estimates were made by Leon Henderson, consulting economist, while preparations were being made a senate unemployment investigation beginning January 4. Arkansas Projects The WPA has informed Senator Caraway that grants totalling $65,027 for fire Arkansas projects have received presidential approval, it was learned Thursday. The projects included: White county, home assistance for needy, $2,325. Examples of Christmas Lighting as City of Hope Offers Electrical Prizes for Best-Decorated Homes This Season Cott on NKW OlihKANS i/IV - January cotton opened Tlu-rsday at 8.31) hid and clcSL-d ill 8.,'il. Spot cotton closed .steady, five points lower, middling 8.54. Pine Bluff Man Is Injured by Train J. H. Ed dins, Clothing Salesman, Walks Into Freight Train PINE BLUFF-J. H. Eddins, 81, iden lified with the clothing business i: Pine Bluff for many years, was in jured, possibly fatally, when he walk ed into a moving freight train at Thirc and Main streets, late Wednesday. Ho was taken to a hospital with a broken right arm and many cuts am bruises. The veteran salesman just had left ; lown town store where he took par n its annual Christmas program, ant I is believed his glasses were coverer by the mist and he failed to see the .rain. Notice— City Subscribers! With Christinas Day falling on Saturday of this week. The Star's carrier boys will make their weekly collections on Friday instead of the usual clay, Saturday. Patrons of the newspaper are urged to have their payment ready when the boy knocks on your door. The Star's carrier boys are compelled to pay for their papers each week and depend entirely upon collections for their running capita) and profit, The Star's carrier at Emmet, and the four at Prescott, will also make their collections Friday instead of Saturday. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. , HOPE STAR Earthquake Hits Mexican Capital; Heavy Damage Feared to' Have Occurred in Interior Mexico MEXICO CITY.-(/T>i—An earthquake hook the capital Thursday morning vith a slight damage-. Communication:;' o provincial capitals were disrupted : »d it is feared that heavy damage i nay have occurred in the interior. I The earthquake lasted for one mill- I ute. It created no miusual concern lere for mild tremors are not on un- isiial occurrence. —Photos by Hope Star. Shot at random by The Star Monday night, these photographs of Hope- residences have no relation to the contest in which the City of Hope is offering three electrical appliances as prizes for the best decorated local homes. The homes entered in the contest will be judged, 'ami the prizes awarded. Friday night, December 24. The Star had to make its photos earlier, before many of the displays were arranged, in order to get the pictures into print before Christmas. TOP—Silhouette of The Three Wise Men following the Star of Bethlehem, built on a screen on the porch of Elmer Murph's house, East Second street. BOTTOM LEFT—Doorway of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson's home, South Main street. BOTTOM RIHHT—Outside Christmas tree at home of Mr. and Mrs. HOSS Gillespie, West Avenue B. Clipper Takes Off on Ocean Journey To Establish Regular Air Line Between Hawaii, New Zealand HONOLULU.(/P)-The Samaoii Clipper soared toward the South Seas Thursday on her second survel flight to Auckland, preparatory to establishing a regular commercial service between Hawaii and New Zealand. The entire flight, will total 3,410 miles. Japan Forms New Government Post Nanking Capital Other Cities Threatened as Japs Seek More Territory ATTACK AT NANKOW Three Hundred Americans Flee From Yangtze River-Valley .By the Associated Press Japan formed a new autonomous government at captured Nanking Thursday presumably to replace Generalissimo Chang Kai-Shek's Nationalist government. The Japanese army appeared .to be nowhere near the end of its conquests as it was spreading its reaches over the ever-widening front which threatened to encompass eyery important coastal 'city, and an inestimable, terrl-•', tory inland. Three hundred Americans and other foreginers fled from the threat of another Japanese attack at Nankowj Yangtze river valley city. The foreigners boarded a special evacuation train bound for Hongkong. In Spain, the Spanish government was jubilant over its capture or Ter- ruel, insurgent strong point at the southern tip of the A'ragon front. The government proclaimed this vic- .ory its first move toward "reconquest of Spain." Fired On Americans TOKYO, Japan.— (ff)— The Japanese irmy Thursday admitted for the first ime machine-gunning of Americans in he Yangtze river Panay incident—* >ut did not mention firing on the United States gunboat itself. Liuetenant Colonel Yoshiaki Nishi, former assistant Japanese military at- tache at Washington, described the incident, emphasizing the Japanese troops' humanitarian actions when they were said to have discovered the Panay and its crew carried Americans. He declared the entire incident resulted from efforts to cut off Chinese troops fleeing from Nanking, and slated positively that Japanese troops had failed to see identification or flags of any kind. Aimed at China Vessel "The shooting was aimed at the Chinese vessel, the Linta," the Foreign Office said, "and the American ships were never objectives. It is supposed the allegation of the machine-gunning of the Panay was made on the part of those who mistook this and it is supposed there might have been stray bullets flying toward the Panay." Raids to Divert Public The Foreign Office report was issued in the midst of popular excitement caused by the arrest of 70 suspects agi- (Continued on Page Five) Babies born on Christinas Eve possess a ready tongue, while those born Christmas Day do not have such a "gift of gab" but better logic, accor^ng 10 a superstition m the Vosges Mountain region of Germany.
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