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^^^^^ ' V^'- ' J> ,P" J ' % '" o '* ,« 1 "e 1 " 1 "' t , a * f i ' ' Hope 3. ' i * ' f ' i^'^^^'j* t . * ,, .•* -, o «*i,_ li ite-." 1 ;.**,?,. .«*.*•'i_ - VOLUME 37—KUMBER 35 Mi-nnn AJMft*lnt*d I'rM* HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRlftAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1935 rttar of TIopo 1899; Ptem, 192?! i9 Consolidated January i92t. PRICE ITALY TO STRIKE AT Literary Digest's Vote Starts Off Against New Deal 46.72% for, and 53.28% Against In First Straw Vote Tabulation RETURNS 5 STATES Administration Is Trailing in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri A majority is voting against "the Roosevelt New Deal to date" os shown by the first returns of The Literary Digujt'd current 10,000,000- ballot poll on the .Administration's "acts and policies" which will be ptib- lished in Saturday's issue of the magazine. The initial returns include 40,053 votes from five states in the South and West The tabulation of the early balloting shows 53.28 per cent voting "no" nnd 46.72 per cent "yes" in answer to the question: "Do you now approve the acts and policies of the Roosevelt New Deal to date?" A previous poll on the same issue conducted in the late spring of 1934, to practically the same voters, revealed a national sentiment of 61.15 per cent for the New Deal to 38.85 per cent against it. This was a larger percentage of popular approval for the President than the 59.15 per cent of the official Roosevelt-Hoover vote he received in 1932. Two of the five states, Georgia and Oklahoma, from which returns arc published this week, give a majority vote for the"New Deal while the other three, states of Jowa, Kansas and Missouri, In'^w, farm belt, register outright disapproval; > -«, „_,.*— ~i * 'Roosevelt's "otiW^-Tioss^.slate" of [ G\orei8r shows 70,38"'p6r tent of the firtt $.841 ballots tallied Voting in support of his,policies. Iowa with'17,756 votes now tabulated, shows 41.16 per cent for the New Deal as compared to an approval vote in last year's Literary Digest poll. The tabulation shows that the New Deal popularity has declined in Kansas since 1934 to 44.67 per cent in the Huey Long's Mantle Falls on Talmadge, But Ideals of Pair Are Very Different The famous Tnlrandgc red suspenders in action ... the governor makes n campaign speech in the fiery style which won him wide support in Georgia and is beginning to brtog him to notice outside tha .state Gov. Kugone Tnlinwlgc .Gov. Eugene Talmadge of Georgia. ... now arising to national notice M a sort of "Southern CooUdge." W.C.T.U. Endorses Liquor Referendum '.'Movement for Decency" JEs SjunB.ort<fd' at Local The Women's Christian Temperance Union' held an inspirational prayer service at 2 p. m. Thursday at First Baptist church with a good representation from all Hope churches. The Rev. Bert Webb brought the message. His subject was: "Christ First In Our Lives." The Rev Webb's First Report Literal From The Literary D Total Votes State to Dntc Georgia 3.947 Iowa Kansas Missouri Totals 17,756 . 4,218 11,779 2,353 .' 40053 T Digest New Deal Poll igcst for November 23, 1935 Vote Vote YES NO in Support Agninst of Roosevelt's Roosevelt's Policies Policies 2,778—70.38% 1,169— 29.62% 7,309—41.16% 10,447—58.84% 1,884—44.67% 2,334—55.33% 5,515^46.82';i 6,264—53.18% 1, 225— 52.06', c 1,128-47.94% 18,711-46.72% 21,3-12— 53.28% current Poll. Missouri so far returns t gospel singers, Mr. and Mrs. 11779 ballots of which 46.82 per cent 1 ''Henry, sang several numbers. Deal. Both ' Fred are for the New Deal. Both states voted for Roosevelt in 1932. The returns from Oklahoma show 52.06 per cent of the 2,353 votes cast so far supporting the New Deal. An analysis of how voters in this poll voted in 1932 Ls also reported in the- magazine showing the drift of Ihc former Roosevelt and Hoover support- for and against the New Deal. Appoints Commissioners ASHDOWN, Ark.—At an adjourned term of the July circuit court here Wednesday Judge A. P. Steelc appointed W. B. Coley of Foreman; C. L. Briant, Sr., and Dr. J. W. Ringgold of Ashdown as jury commissioners. It will be the duty of this commission to select the grand and petit jurors for the January 1936 term of (he Little River circuit court. Bulletins JONESBORO, Ark.—(/P)—Mrs. Mary G. Fuller, 76, Batcsville, died Friday of injuries received Thursday when she was hurled front a truck ns it crashed Into a concrete culvert near here. -, WASHINGTON —(#•) -> A big big bulge In employment last week left 1,132,758; short of-Its-goril iho administration's effort to' 1 transfer 3,500,000 persons from the" dole to work relief. The WPA said 2,367,242 needy persons had jobs on November 16. LITTLE ROCK— (ff^—John Lindahl ,of Malvem, was elected grand master of the Grand Council qC Arkansas Royal and Select Masters as they ended- their convocation Friday. LITTLE ROCK— (ff)— The Arkansas State Racing, Commission was called to meet Monday to fix the dates for the Hot Springs Qak- lavyn park spring racing, meet, ,•. WASHINGTON -(/P)— The . Se T curltlcs Commission . announced Friday it will filc.no criminal pro- cccdliiRs against holding companies refusing to register under the holding company act, Final Home Game Here Friday Night Martha Ann Singleton to Be Crowned Hope's, ~Homecoming$ueefl; v Preceding the last home game; the Bobcats will play this year Zeland Holly, 1935 captain,- will crown, Miss •Martha Ann Singleton queen-for the homecoming game Friday night. Maids attending will be: Misses Angle Lee Smith, Mary Jane Richards, Alice Kate Hutson, and Phenea Munn. The Bobcat, lineup is in. excellent condition with the exception of Cargile who is suffering' from a sprained ankle. However he will start the game in the halfback position. Vasco Bright will replace Cargile at quarterback. The game is called for 7:45 and a record crowd is expected to witness the last home game of'the season. Coach .Hammons sa.id, "We will open up with everything new .formation' and new.- plays." '.' FLAPPER FANNY'SAY&I HCG. U. S. P»T. Of F. OHM champagne headache isn't .sbiMM p»i*. Inspirational addresses were given by the R'-'v. Thomns Brcwstcr, Fred Harrison and Guy D. Holt. Members of this organization voted to endorse and support a county liquor referendum as a "movement for decency." The president, Mrs. Edwin Dorset!, said that many people nave the wrong idea as to the purpose and scope of Ihc W. C. T. U. "T'nis is not a political organization, but is Christian in origin, evangelistic in spirit, educational n character and an organized movement for the protection of the home and youth of our nation," Mrs. Dossett said. "We fell that prohibition will win- but it may be necessary to change the public's attitude on the whole question. It must be done, and what must be done can be done," the speaker said. Suspension of Oil Exports Demanded Secretary Ickes Calls on Industry to Halt Shipments for War WASHINGTON - (/{>) - Secretary Ickes called on the oil industry Thursday to obey the "letter and spirit" of President Roosevelt's neutrality proclamation by halting shipments to warring Italy and Ethiopia. .Acknowledging that he had no authority to restrain shipments of petroleum and its products, the oil administrator expressed a belief that loss of this export trade would not force prices downward. The price of crude 1 petroleum lias remained around 51 a I barrel, the figure prevailing before the Supreme Couit NRA decision wiped out federal authority to control pro- i duction. ' A Commerce Department report • showed coincidently that oil exports were slightly .smaller in October than in September. It listed exports oJ' crude petroleum in September at 4,971 barrels compared with 4,810 in Of- Joe R. Floyd New Kiwanis President Succeeds Dale J o n e s— Claude Nunn Re-Elected Vice-President Joe R. Floyd was unanimously elect, ed president of the Kiwanis club at its meeting Thursday night at Hotel Barlow. Mr. Floyd will succeed Dale Jones as heart of the local club. Claude Nuiin was reflected to the vice-presidency. The members of the board of directors elected for the fourthcomlng year are: John P. Cox, W. S. Atkins, Charles Dana Gibson, Qlivcr Williams and Dewey Hendrix. Preceding the election of officers, the individual members at the meeting were called upon by the presiding officer, Dale Jones, for a short talk on his views regarding the club's actis'ities and his suggestions for betterment. Japan Is Reported Massing Troops Cavalry and Infantry Said to Be G a t h e r i n g 'for March on North China Both Had Hatred for New Deal, But Georgian Is Sound "Cracker" Governor Preaches Ancient Virtues of Americans HARD WORK, THRIFT An Apostle of Individualism, Talmadge Is Al, ways Re.ady to, Fight ATLANTA, Ga. — (NEA)^-Gov. Eugene Talmadge of Georgia appears tr be sole 'heir to the cloak of Huey Lonj yf> chief Democratic opponent oi Franklin' B. Roosevelt. But the cloak fits strangely, and hat been dyed another -color in the trans for. For there is little in common be tween Long and Gene Talmadge ex cept a certain facility at "just folks' politics,", n consuming hatred of th' New Deal and all its works, and the willingness to fight outspokenly against it. There is nothing red about Gene Talmadge except his suspenders. Most of his views are poles apart fron: Long's. Though he always took,good care to express personal fondness ant" admiration for Long, Talmadge's pol .itics are far from the Share-the- Wealth program. Shoul'd he become th« leading 'anti -. ¥ - '" Louise Pilkinton Is Elected Honor Maid Henderson State Teachers College ut Arkadelphia this wt'ek elected Miss Louise Pilkinton, of Washington, Ark., as one of six majds to attend the queen. Miss Sarah Helen Word, of Arkadelpliia, at the annual Thanksgiving football game between the Red- dies and the Ouachita Tigers. Miss Pilkinton was selected as a , number representing the senior class. £hf is besides a senior, u ircmher of the elementary council and the Philo- mathcan Literary society. ! Other maids selected to attend the j riuccn arc: Miss Sarah Strong and | Miss Mary Louise Holland, of Arka- | delphia; Miss Mury Olive Neighbors, | of Chidester; Miss Helen Huchingson, of Nashville; and Miss Arlenc Hyten, i of Bcnton. ! •- ••••»» «fr--* T *^ London's worst cluy for fatal street ;u'i'i<l«-n1s in Saturday. PT2IPING, China—(/P)—The massing of more than 1,000 Japanese troops, including cavalry nnd infantry, at Kupeikow, 70 miles north of Peiping, was reported Friday night (Oriental time) by the Chinese. Various sources said that the Japanese sources arc continuing to gather along the Great Wall coincident with the sudden renewal of agitation for autonomy (independence) of North China. . Copyright, Associated Press TOKYO, Japan,-(/P)-5ourccs close to the government said Japanese militarists and opposing civilian leaders faced a showdown Friday over the North China situation with the life of the cabinet possibly in the balance. The issue was expected to be debated at a cabinet session with Koki Hirota, the foreign minister* • leading the civilian group, and Gen. Yosh'«u- ki Kawashima, minister of war, representing the militarists. Favors Compromise Hirto, informed sources said, favors a compromise on the North China issue which would allow the Chinese National govenvncnt to retain a considerable degree of authority in the five northern provinces. This plan was recommended by Aldru Ariyoshi, ambassador to China, who consulted with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese National government leader, in Nanking Thursday. move rather than a "back 'to Bryan" one. Hhigehc Talmadge may snap his 'red suspenders, keep cows and chickens in the back yard of trie governor's mansion, depend for support on the "back- country" vote, and rule Georgia with near-dictatorial power and occasional flashes of national guard bayonets, but he is no Huey Long. Holds to Old Virtues Talmadge is conservative-minded; and resents charges that he has "gone radical." He places his faith still in the ancient virtues, in thrift, in spending no more than you have, in hard work and independence o fthe government, a Democrat "rugged individ- I ualist." ! He caii use "have took" language in speeches to farmers, but it is generally regarded as on affectation in a! man who spent five years at the state j university. | In', fact, . opponents point out .that | Ta,lmaclgc, though born in the small! rural community of Forsyth in 188^ } was realy city-reared in Atlanta and i did not become a farmer until he mar- I ried a widow who was n farm-owner ! near McRae. On this 900-acre farm) Talmadge delights to shirt-sleeve about ] in (he character of "Georgia's dirt- 1 farmer," his favorite nickname. i The governorship is the second state J office the law-trained Talmadge ha." ever held. In 1927 he was appointed , state commissioner of agriculture. In ' that pftst he built up great popularity with the fanners and the rudiments | of a political machine. ] Calls Out the Militia ; In his first campaign for governor, | three years ago, the rural vote pull- ) ed Talmadge through in an eight- 1 sided race. He had promised $3 auto ^cense tags. The legislature wouldn't provide them. 'So Talmadge set the $3 fee by edict. The highway department objected to reorganization, so he took it. ovir with national guard troops, removing its f unds. frpm the banks to the state treasury under machine-gun puard. evicted defiant officials and disregarding their summonves to rivil suits. : Though not anti-public ut'li*v in »h° t general sense. '-ladge forced reduc- tjons in power, telephone, and railroad i rates. He reduced the state's lebt. I In a landslide vole last year ho was re-elected. Since then he has lost no oppor- i tunity to attack every phase of the. New Deal, demanding un end to "NRA-ism" as virtual Communism. He wrangled with federal relief autnorities over expenditure of *-•»-- • funds in Georgia, and another wranpl" is due here soon when an end to fi>d- eral aid is reaphcd—opponents of T«!- madge say his state economy records will not look so pood when the state assumes the burden of relief, school, and road expenditures. Chinese dispatches said Japanese of- \ Objective in Di ulit ficcrs in China were impatient at the Foremost southern opponent of the J delay. ; Bankhcad cotton control Jaw. Tal- i The proposed declaration of autoii- | ir.adgc us in the center of a suit in tin- i omy by the five provinces has been name of tha state of Geoi'sia to have i ••postponed for the time being" in j it declared unconstitutional. i response to the urgent instructions of i He has been touring many states i Chiang Kai-Shek, the Rcngo (Japanese) News Agency reported frim Tientsin. This decision, the agency continued, was "reached at a conference of northern leaders convened in Tientsin bv with speeches demanding "back to tin 1932 Democratic platform." "back to the Constitution," and "back to Jcf- fersonian democracy," ' Talmadae's objective is uncertain ' FarhapN he really hears the allurinr An Open Letter Editor The Star: Wednesday's paper had an editorial about checking up on the liquor stores here in Hope. You quoted N. W. Ayer & Son as saying that 20 per cent of the average trade dollar during prohibition days was spent for bootleg liquor. Then you say that your investigation shows only 3 per cent is now being diverted for legal liquor, or to all intent a reduction of 17 per cent for legal liquor as compared to bootleg liquor during prohibition days. Then please explain why the increase in arrests here in Hope has jumped 450 per cent on drunkenness charges. The police records are open for anyone that wants to dig into them. You know, of'a truth, that a man with just a little liquor in him during prohibition was arrested at once, whereas now he has to be pretty well itanked up before an officer takes charge of him. Jim Bearden's statement that the liquor stores in Hope are the ones now violating the law is not far short of the truth. Last Monday night I was to leave Hope at,1 a. m., but got away just a little late. Jett Williams' place was wide open at that hour, so just to satisfy myself I rode around over town and found three other saloons open and doing business as usual. The wets won't tell the truth and they won't obey the law. . .The Thorn liquor bill was pushed through our legislature and became a law because it was such a revenue producer, and Futrell had made it plain we must have the revenue.; Thorn stated it would produce at least $2,000,000 per year in revenue. You' say it has produced about $400,000 up to now, or about $50,000 per, month— and I am skeptical of that. I think you should help vote whisky out of Hempstead county. Two-thirds of our people are bone-dry now. By the time our legislature meets again sentiment may be 'ripe for a trial of your plan. It'never wilj be (tried) under legal liquor as now sold. The liquor interests will not let it be. ; November 21,1935 ' N. P. O'NEAL Hope, Arlc. Gc. Sung Clieh-Yuan (commander of buzz of the presidential bee. and i: fCoiiliiineil on naife two) (Continued on page three) The Editor's Reply Dear Mr. O'Neal: I don't believe you intentionally misquoted last Wednesday's editorial. I presume you read the figures hurriedly and jumped to a conclusion without reading the text. The Star did not say that legalization had; reduced liquor consumption by comparison with the bootlegging days. What The Star did say was: That the package- liquor stores have taken over substantially that amount pf traffic formerly handled by the bootleggers and that is 3.3 per cent of the total retail store sales of Hempstead county, which compares with 20 per cei\t for the days before either prohibition or repeal. As proof of your misquoting, I am repeating the following paragraphs from last Wednesday's editorial: The legal liquor business, therefore, is diverting 3.3 per cent of the total retail store sales of Hempstead county. . . But N, W. Ayer & Son, largest advertising agency on earth, is authority for the statement that the unreguated liquor traffic under ordinary circumstances diverts 20 per cent of the available .trade dollars in an average community. I am assuming that the legal liquor stores of Hempstead county have taken over just about that amount of the liquor traffic formerly handled by the bootleggers and moonshiners. I am assuming that since it was imposible to prohibit liquor, this reduction was the approximate record under bootlegging conditions and is the actual record of the package-liquor stores today. The Star has obtained a record of the local arrests for drunkenness, but hasn't checked the accuracy of the statement that they have increased 450 per cent. But assuming this is correct, it still doesn't mean much, Two arrests per month before repeal, jumping to nine arrests per month after repeal, would make 450 per cent —and most of the time that's about all a percentage figure is worth in this kind of a dispute. The same evidence was offered in argument for adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment. But it is just as truly evidence for a state liquor control act. However, the professional alarmists have to explain some extraordinary figures which The Star has obtained on the cost of feeding the prisoners in the city jail this year against last year—liquor was legalised in Arkansas only last March. In July, August and September last year the City of Hope paid $70,25 for feeding its prisoners—but for the same three months this year, under repeal, the cost was only $55.92! The truth is, Mr. O'Neal, that all through the prohibition era, and particularly in the closing years, there was virtually no attempt either to prosecute the bootleggers or arrest the drunkards. What I am speaking about is right here in Hope in 1929-33, after every football game and every dance. The First Christian church time and again formally complained to the council about the bootleg whisky bottles thrown upon their church lawn by people attending dances at the then Elks hall. And if the police are exercising a more rigorous hand today they are to be commended—not made a paltry piece of evidence to support an unenforceable prohibition law. Regarding the alleged bootlegging of liquor out-of- hours by the licensed package stores, let me tell you the humorous truth about that. Shortly after The Star "cracked down" on the stores to compel them to quit selling liquor on credit there was u sharp drop in business at some places. There then arose a howl about "the bootleggers stealing us out." The State Revenue Department sent men down American Actioi ail of Oi WB1 Italy Declares ,A'm,eH : i HasTracticalljrardj "" " the "Sanctionisr ETHIOPIANS^^BEA 1 ! Crack W a i* r i o H - N Lea"|| Loses, at Erontj Beate*n| Also in Rear:Actioii|| ' By the-Associated Pitta *~ f * The United -States' found''/^ ;he line of fire'from Italian* • gainst "sanctiortist" countries'' As the first real- fighting, Oriv^ 3cale since the -war began wa'S r^P^ ed from' Addis Ababa, Fascists*j£ffi Borne expressed, open suspciori-of call issued on the American oil'indu, try by the Washington government^ halt shipments v to Italy and Ethiopia:! Rome said this action brings, Alrie! >a closer to the ranks _of 'the/sanc tt S. Action Near . >^f WASHINGTON,— (&) - Indical developed Friday;thaWhe,- J -'- ! tion had either 1 ,begun,ot ,., — „-,-,- templating the application-of i inan^ pressure f to prevent.'American i'tradSI with Italy and|Ethidpia. .*;> j ' '* ,iM< ! Unconfirmed" reports\said,' that tankers and other ves^els^Had' t can ed carg'o voyages to the war, zone;* Ethiopians Twite Beaten'"> WITH' THE ITAUAN. r A Makale, EthiqpiaH^r-The i ble Has Seyoum, beaten'off by.i 4 _._, ian column at Obaro Pass Thursday] curded and "attacked, 'the «Ita •'—'-guard Friday'-^-but again .was after, a hot skirmish.'"" * - T&3 The leaders' of the Ethiopian* n ,efjtj r army t are reputed ' "• " a * ili ^ ,15 iat-allions-of Italia _.-.., who'form the head of'the col'umn' preaching Reach Amba Continued on Put/e Tiro Ethiopians Smashed - ' ,'An r VJ ASMARA, Eritrea.— (/P)— Defeat and'f rout' of cunning Ras Seyoum and<.hls£H Ethiopian warriors by four Italian bat^ talions in a mountain battle'"was'',fe-< T t,, ported Thursday to the Fascist vhight^ command. f *' ,"' In full flight" and. carrying 'their-, dead, the tribesmen melted away into -i the Tembien fastnesses, with the four 7 battalions and a squadron, of Italian V hoi-ses hoping, to encircle the enemy, before Seyoum could rally his men, 1 hi ., pursuit. ' * How many of the Ethiopians ^were '•• slain was not known. The Italian -^ losses were described as "small." « ; The Italian column finally caught "',> up with Seyoum near Abaro Pass, in J the Tembien mountains not far from ,' Makale. ' , A But the 'crafty Ethiopian Northern , commander chose to show his forces ' at a moment when only one of the Italian battalions, composed entirely of native troops, confronted him, ' ' ' \ From their lofty mountain positions' the Ethiopians opened up a sharp ma- I chine gun fire, but after some hours," of fighting fled when they realized ' the superior strength of their foes, An aviation reconnaissance over the Mai Mescic valley region disclosed,, meanwhile, that Ethiopian forces scat- ' ;ered by Monday's air raid were concentrating again in the same locality. • Apparently the tribesmen were us-- ng every possible means to shelter themselves from another such aerial L raid, but the Italian observers §aid their efforts were crude, Italian sources said there were 2,000 died or .wounded, in : Monday's bom- jardment, but the Ethiopian author)* ties asserted their losses were meager, "HofWf Act Is Ruled toBe Valid. Federal Judge Penies In^ Against U, S, at Shreveport SHREVEPpRT. La.~(fl>)— The Con* nally "hot oil" act was held valid and constitutional Thursday by Federal r ud#e Ben C. Dawk ins in an opinion iled in the federal clerk's office here. The decision denied an injunction to ". J. Oelesby and 16 other defendants n "hot oil" cases to prevent prosecu- ion under the law. Plaintiffs contend-, ed the act was unconstitutional because it exceeded federal authority. Judge Pawkins granted the govern- nent a temporary injunction in a suit tyied United States vs. E. F. Gris- vold, Shreveport refinery and others. The government sought an injunction o prevent the defendants in "hpt oil" ases from continunig operations in •iolation of the Connally ^ct. l"he government charged that the Lefendants were traiisportuxg oil into ^ouisiana for which federal tender had not been obtained. Judge Dawkins said: "The Connally act is valid and constitutional and the purpose was to prohibit shipment or transportation in interstate or foreign commerce of petroleum produce in excess of the amount permitted under the laws of a statt?.' '31 - d

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