Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 30, 1937 · Page 1
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn — Liquor Store at Bingen (?) Plot Against "Dry" Howard We'll Help Nashville Beat 'Em OTJCE is hereby given (lit- .Slalo Commissioner of Uev- eiuie.s that certain parlies are planning: to open a pack- .ge-liquoi 1 store at Hingen, this county—and this nevvs- aper, speaking I*'"' hi\v and order in its own county and a pirit of fair play toward a neighboring "dry" county, cle- ands that tho commissioner reject such application when- tver it appears. ;, We first learned of this about a week ago when a man tame to consult our files to see how Bingen voted in the llempstead package-store referendum February 18, 19J36. f The people lie is supposed to be representing, we learned today, are going ahead with their plans—and .so this is the |timo to make public protest. The Hiiigei! precinct in the J9.'56 county referendum olecl "dry" by '15 to 18. So much for Hingen itself. .But Hingen is only five miles from Nashville, county- f Howard, which in 1!).'!G went "dry" on a county-wide We charge, therefore, that this new package-store .application aims not only to force a store on a rural corn- jtmmily which doesn't want it, but—and this is the main purpose—to use llempstead's licensing area to .serve the prohibition territory of Howard county. In addition to this abir.e of our sense of fair play, the Bingen application violates the very foundation-stone of the package-store law—which is, that no stores shall be established in any community not having adequate police protection. It can mil bo argued against this newspaper that we arc filing our protest lx.-cau.sc we nrc interested in keeping Ihc territorial liquor business concentrated here in our own city. Our successful defense of the state package-store law in the Hcmpstcad referendum in 193G was a hiitllc for intelligent management of the liquor problem—and not a imitlcr of revenue either for ourselves or for any oilier private agency. Testimony on this point is irrefutable. This newspaper never has published whisky advertising— nnd only Hope Star and Arkansas Gazelle, out of all the Arkansas daily papers published where liquor is legally sold, subscribe to this policy. The gross business thus rejected by The Star these last two years has averaged approximately J140 a month—uncl relatively more to the Gazelle. The Star has held the state's licensing authority to strict account in the matter of keeping Hope's own package-stores at not more than the present number, which is .six. '1 wice the state commissioner, heeding the protest of this community and this newspaper, has rejected applications which would have increased the local number. And for equally potent reasons, we expocF'foim to stop -this proposal to create at Bingen a bootlegging center for Howard county, which by the vote of its own people has decided to ignore whisky. If \vc were cynically disposed, we mijilit lake the position that simv Howard county has decided to "ignore" whisky she has only herself to Maine if a ncighlxiring county decides to "ignore" Howard. That would be logical and just-but un-cooperalive and unneighborly. Wo are hound, in this matter, to respect the vole of ;c neighbor county without questioning its judgment in the past or its experience in the future. And so we make this protest to the state commissioner, and by telephone we are asking the Ferguson Brothers' Nashville News to join with us in a common l.jL'.senlation of a joint county case to the stale licensing authority. Year 1937 Upset All Predictions; '38MayDoSame Business—Political Harmony Failed to Materialize in '37 UPTURN IN SPRING April Is Korecast as 'Magic Month'—But Just a Forecast By RODNEY DUTCIIKR NEA WiisliiiiKlon Correspondent WASHINGTON.—There are two reasons for playing cagey in any allcmpl to forecast the year 19.'i8. One is that the outlook is uncommonly foggy. The other reason is thai anyone who was making predictions as lo 1937 a year ago is compelled now lo admit that he was nt least 00 per cent all Wei. The departing year began wilh business hopping right along, wilh n President ju>-l overwhelmingly elected and a prevalent belief that Congress would give him everything he wanted. There was no end of Uilk about a new "era of good feeling" between government and business. Hardly anyone expected Roosevelt's bold, ill-fnicd .Supreme Court plan. ] No one anticipated a Congress which | would spoiiiI nine months of the year in balking [•'. I). R. ami gulling nothing done. A prediction that John Lewis and C. I. O. would win the General Motors and Chrysler strikes, and wangle agreements and union recognition from U. S. Steel would have seemed a pipe-dream. Neutrality law.-, uerc expected to preserve us from threat of war. And no en? suj d.'.ed IIJ.'iT would wind up with Knu 1 . .'ell taking his worst drubbing to il le mi Ihe wage-hour bill, and with a iew depression which_alrcady has llvown 2,iX)U.tU)l) more persons out of W'jrk. But you can't duck 1038, so here goes. If yi/u diin'l MX: what you want to know, ciuiMjlt yuiir favorite fortuneteller! Sec I'pliirn in Spring Business: Nobody knows, but the prevalent notion in Washington winch is shared by Koo.sevclt is that there will be .in upturn some time this spring, April, according to many guesses, will be the magic month. Optnnils anticipate' a "scramble for inventories" after present stocks are worked off. New Dealers among tho.se optimists already are suggesting that it was a hick." bic'iili In have the recession ill this line, if it bad to come, because busin \ss will be on the upgrade in sumiT' T and fall. But more than one ace government economist questions whether there'll be a real upturn, and .suggests thiit possibly industry will reach a level much lower than this year's peak and hover there indefinitely. .Some experts are optimistic over chances of a housing boom and some are not. A tiny mmorily of the government's top-flight experts believes the general business trend will be downward until industry receives a strong, vigorous push, through increased government spending. Although there is prospect of more money for this year's relief needs, Koosevelt still Udks of budget-balancing anil no large spending push is promi.scd. More of the Same Foreign Affairs: The government is well pleased with its triple effort to: Scare the Japanese by being stern and hard-boiled; Encourage Kngl;iiid and France lo (Continued on Pago Three.' Panay Pictures at New This Sunday 750-Foot Reel to Depict Sinking of American (j tin boat j 1. is it really easier to smile thun to fruwn'.' 2. What does it mean if a person is said to suffer wilh astrophobia'.' with '.'iuuslrophobia? H. Did UeortAC Washington live in the White House? 4. What is a bush nuistcr- 5. Who was the first white man to sec the Mississippi river'.' Answers on t'l: :sil'icil 1'ugv I'u'turc.s of the sinking of the United States gunboat I'anay in the Yangt/e iivcr two weeks ago, which precipitated a crisis between thi.s country anil Japan, will be shown al the New theater in Hope Sunday and Monday, January 2 and 3, the management announced Thursday. A 750-foot reel by Ptilhc, released by RKO, will tell the story of the international incident, according to a message telephoned the local theater by R. V. McGinnis, proprietor. •••HW* «•••!• Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas—Cloudy Thursday niyht and Friday with occasional rains; somewhat warmer cast portion Thursday night. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 67 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30,1937 PRICE 5c COPY FORM NOMY Battle Is Raging for the Control of Tertiel, Spain Major Armies of Insurgents and Government Massed There JAP-BRITISH NOTE Chinese D y n a m i ting Tsigntao to Keep Japs From Getting It By the Associated Press With a formidable concentration of troops by both sides, the Spanish city at Tcrucl in southern Arsgon was developing Thursday as the main arena of the Spanish war. Inside the governmcnt-dominaled city possibly 6,000 insurgent soldiers and civilians were trapped by government troops. Generalissimo Francisco Franco of the insurgency launched a counteroffensive, and Thursday was adding two armies and 200 warplanes as reinforcements. in London, the British government released a new note from Japanese describing her atlacks on Britain's gunboats in China as a mistake. No official comment was made. The note was similar to n Japanese army .statement which Britain decided was not acceptable. Tsingtao, tcxliie ccnler and seaporl of China, was rocked by a dynamite campaign as the Chinese set about to destroy industrial property, especially Japanese, in the face of the advancing Japanese battalions. Bridges Washed Out m Nevada Co. Rains Past Few Days Have Made Some Roads Impassable PRKSCCTT, Ark .-The rains of the pasl few weeks have rendered some of the roads in Ihe county almost im- pa;isable, Ihe chief trouble lying in the washing out of bridges. Some difficulty has been encountered with the bridge near the Camp Ground on the Cale road, nnd the earth around Ihe abutments on the bridges on the Pike county road ha been washed away. County Engineer Whnrlon said that repairs have already started on the laleer. One or two bridges have-been washed out in the lower part of the county, and Judge Bradley saaid that he had just returned from a survey of csctions where Ciinoy creek has covered the road. Less difficulty than might be expected has been caused by the impairment of roads, however, as the schools are out for the holidays and school buses are not running. Work on the Pike enmity road is almost complete, according to Judge Bradley, and Mr. Whnrlon said that .such gravelling as remains to be done will be started as son as Die weather permits. Workers are also ready to begin on the Bluff City road. Last Monday had been set for the resupmtion of work there, but inclement weather forced a postponement. Mr. Wharton said that contracts had already been lei for gravelling two miles of this road, the improvements to begin at Caney church and to follow the road west. Books published in England may be protected in this country for four months after registration if registered at Hie Library of Congress within 60 days of publication. Panay Goes Down With U.S. Flags Showing rOI'YKJCHT, JC37, AtMR_ NSVVS Here is the first picture of the climax of the Japanese attack on the U. E. E. Panay, the vessel sinking in the Yangtze river. The arrows point to where the American flag was painted on the top of the superstructure. Pic- ture, taken a mile from the sinking vessel, by Weldon James, newspaperman, was carried out by the injured Americans, rushed to Manila by U. S. S. Steward, and flown to San Francisco by trans-Pacific clipper. Honor for the Panay's Dead — British Rescue Ship Shelled Arkansas Furnished Some Odd News Stories During Year '37 Range From "Royal Order of Booers" to the Case of a Funeral Without a Corpse LITTL1C HOCK.-i/I'»-Stories ranging in subject matter from genuine boos to make believe boo-hoos made news oddities in Arkansas during MI37. The boos, which echoed from coast® —to coast, came from Little Rock's society for the booing of commercial advertisements in motion picture theaters. The society several times attended theaters on musse in its campaign against such advertising ill Little Hock first run theaters. "This movement was started as a gentle gesture of protest." explained M. C. Blackmail, the society's organizer and executive secretary, who established for himself a reputation as a connoisseur of booing. He instructed bis followers in the art of the "timed, refined" boo. I*'um ral a mistake A funeral complete in every detail except for the corpse evoked the croe- rdile boo-hoos. While the "corpse." healthy and very much alive, looked on. the funeral service was conducted at St. James negro Methodist church at Texarkana. Pastor R. Thomas ox- plained that a negro woman, for whom the service was arranged, just wanted to witness her own funeral. A mysterious "monster" reported lurking in a 60-foot eddy of the White river six miles south of Newport at- traded scores of curious persons to the scene. Zoology professors and vel- cran river boalmcn debated Ihc authenticity of the creature's existence. W. E. Penix, state toll bridge col lector, ran out of rope and finances in an effort lo construct a gigantic net in which t'o ensnare Ihe "monster." Newport Chamber of Commerce officials abandoned efforts to locate the interloper afler Professional Diver C. (Continued on Page Three) COi'YKICJHT. Ji'3/ 1 . ACfttfc NEWS Sft S.J- *w . .Jv . v^ O.' *- .' **• In flag-bedecked caskets, the bodies of the American sailors who died in the sinking of the U. S, S. Panay were being' moved from the U. S. S. Oalui to the U. S. S. Augusta when this picture was taken at Shanghai. Thi.s graphic picture of the side of II. M. S. Ladybird, British warship, shows the effect of gunfire the vessel went through to rescue the survivors of the U. S. S. Panay, sunk by Japanese airplanes in the Yangtze river near Nanking. Boy Injured When Struck by Auto Wendell Elkins, Aged Is Hit By Texas Tourist Cotton NEW ORLEANS-l/I'i-January cotton opened Thursday nl 8.27 and closed at 8.29 bid, 8.31 asked. Spot cotton closed quiet six points higher, middling 8.50. Wendell Klkin.s, five-year-old son nf Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Elkins, South Elm street, was injured shortly after 2 p. m. Thursday when he was struck and knocked lo the pavement by an automobile on East Third .street. The youth was taken to u physicians office whore a prt'liinii><u'y exajtuna- lion sliort't'd only minor abrasions aboul the 1 licud. The acL'idcnt oci'iirred when the boy darted across the street to Hillard's cafe, running into the path of a ear driven by a Texas tourist. The tourist stopped immediately, aided the injured boy and then telephoned officers of the accident. New Tax Sought SAN DIEGO. C'alif.-</!')—A a per c'cnl tram-actions tax to take the place ! routes. of Ihe existing real and personal prop- | Incoming and outgoing mail will be erty taxes ;md sales and income levies ; dispatched as usual. is advocated by the California Taxi —!*HP Relief conimiUfo. Support is being Hereford cattle were introducni into sought for u constitutional amendment. . America in 1817 by Henry Clny. Employes to Get Part of Holiday Hope Postoffice to Operate on Curtailed Schedule Saturday The Hope p<«stoffice will operate on ,i curtailed st-hedulo Saturda.v.Jan- uary 1, Postmaster Robert Wilson announced Thursday. The schedule: General delivery and stamp windows will remain open from 9 a. in until 1 p. m. The money order window will bo closed all day. There will be one complete dilivny of mail in the city Saturday mo/mng There will be no delivery on the ruuil 90th Anniversary for Ozan Woman Family Celebrates Birthday of Mrs. Sallie Green Sunday By WINNIE SPARKS Celebrating her 90th birthday, which was December 27, Mrs. Sallie Green and members of her family enjoyed a turkey dinner given in her home, Sunday at Ozan. Those present were Mr. nnd Mrs. George Smith, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Citt.v. Mrs. I_ou Hyatt. Mrs. Carrie Cyrrigan. O. R. Green, Jess Green, and Dan Green; Jerome Smith, Milam Green, and Miss Jeani'tte Citty. E. J. Green. Mrs. Green's oldest son, who is living in Texas, was the only one of her children not present for Ihe affair. Mrs. Green is the oldest woman cit- vt.cn living in the Ozan community. All of her life she has been a very influential character in her home and community. She has resided for many years in the Green family residence, located about one and one-half milus east of Oian. Mrs. Green is a sister to Mrs. Carrie Ellis, aged 92, who is now living with Mrs. Joe Bland, in Saratoga. »»-» California's large Chinese population originated during the gold rush. 20 Offer to Give Blood for Heroine Brave Switchboard Girl Sticks to Post During Hotel Fire JEHSKY CITY, N. J.~<,1'j—Twenty men stood by Thursday to give blood transfusions lo the 93-pound blonde heroine of the Plaza hotel fire who stuck to her switchboard Wednesday arousing guests as she beat out her blazing clothing wilh her hands. Among the last lo flee the fire, which was faUil to two other hotel employes, Helen Sullivan, 26, had lo run through a wall of flame in the lobby and staggered n.to the street so badly burned no one ul first recognized her. Ten to One MIAMI, Fia. - i,?i - Gloria Bristol. I'e.Mily expert, found a scarcity of yood-looking men on the Miami beaches. Said she. after an informal survey: "There is about one good-looking man to every 10 pretty women on the beaches here." Recently Miss Bristol was beauty tulvisor to Princess Juliana uf Holland. 10 Congressmen of Dixie Launch It; F. D. Hits Business His Spokesman, Jackson, Says "Capital Has Gone on Strike" TRUTH, OR "ALIBI"? Jackson May Be Paving .Way for New Attack by President Himself •' WASHINGTON — (IP)— An economy bloc composed of 10 Southern Democratic representatives, it was learned Thursday, is drafting a detailed budget-balancing program for submission to President Roosevelt. One member, who declined to.be quoted by name, said the legislators had banded together to seek cuts in federal expenditures "all along the line," especially in agencies created during the last few years. Senate Republican Leader McNary, of Oregon, charged Thursday that attacks on "big business" by administration spokesmen constituted an "obvious effort to create an alibi" to explain the current recession. He challenged as "political" two recent speeches of Robert Jackson, assistant attorney general. They "apparently were made," he asserted, "to prepare the way" for President Roosevelt's message to congress next Monday. "Strike of Capital" WASHINGTON-(/P)-A charge by Robert H. Jackson that "monopolistic" concentrations of wealth were on strike against Roosevelt policies gave further indications Wednesday that, the administration .would try to clamp new' controls on, "big business" in 1938. . •'"•' 'r"' " The assistant attorney general, speaking to the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia, said that big business chose this period of recession as a likely time to "liquidate" the New Deal and free itself of governmental controls. Tne speech was the latest in a series by Jackson who contends ihat "monopoly" brought on the recession by raising prices excessively. Big Business Got Profits Jackson asserted that big business had seized upon the recession "as a cudgel to whack concessions out of government." They wish, he added, "to throw off all governmental interference with their incorporated initiative and their 'aristocralic anarchy'." Jackson said government was "the only agency with the power to condition capitalism and indistrialism to survive" and suggested business was blind to the advantages it derived from the process. "The unvarnished truth," he said, "is that the governments recovery program has succeeded nowhere else so effeclively as in restoring the profits of business. Labor has had no such advantage. "The only just criticism thai can be made of Ihe economic operations of the New Deal is lhal il sel out a breakfast for the canary and let the cat steal it; it did not sufficiently .guard recovery from the raids of the monopolist. One group in the United States that has no cause for complaint is the big business group." Recovery of Major Concerns In support of this statement, he read a table comparing what lie said were the 1932 operations of a group of major business concerns with their 1936 profits. These showed Iwo automobile concerns (Chrysler and General Motors) had a combined loss of $11,000,000 in 1932 and a profit of $301,000,000 in 1936; four steel companies (United States, Crucible, National and Jones & Laughlin) were shown as losing $82,000,000 in 1932 and made $70,000,000 in 1936; three chemical companies (du Pont, American Syaiiamid and Monsanto) reportedly made $27,000,000 in 1932 and $96,000,000 in 1936. Jackson asserted that the "wrath of the people" had been rising as the result of business' "strike. 1 "Now the things they strike against are the things that won Ihe increasing majorities in 1932-34 and 193G," he said. "Do these big business men think they can strike down a whole program that so held the hopes of men without arousing bitter resentment." High Salaries Cited Jackson said that "prices are no longer determined by the law of supply ami demand in many basic imlusliies" and added: "The trend toward concentration is also a very real threat against the individual competitive system. This private socialism, this private regimentation of industry, finance and commerce, if not stopped, is the forerunner of political socialism." The assistant attorney general asserted thai the "real brains" of private enterprise were in subordinate positions—kept there because "the rich (Continued on Page Three) A Thought Well does Heaver, take care that no man secures happiness by crime. 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