Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 4, 1935 · Page 1
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Wednesday, December 4, 1935
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A Thought the timrtUta that *»th*. md At *»( of i»in Uk*Tf«fa«il.*» VOLUME 37 •S?? >l , f £i.'""*"•"'?£,• , tai* Wttrete* HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4,1936 Star of Hope t8B&; PrWW, IP21 CotisoltdAlod JanuAry IS, 19M. Here and There LIGHT RA •Editorial By ALE*, H, WxSHBWBN" if •& T HIS occurred Wednesday morning: A solicitor canvassing a rural community for signatures on the petition to call a liquor referendum in Hempstead county approached a housewife. She had a poll tax receipt, but she wouldn't sign the petition. The following conversation then took place: i ~ Sold the solicitor: ! "You belong to our community i church, don't you?" j The woman said that she did. "Well,-" said the solicitor, "aren't you afraid they will unchurch you?" The Star has the nnmc of thnt wom- aml and thnt solicitor. We,don't believe the loaders of the French Propose Cutting Up Ethiopia Transatlantic Air Townsend Old Age Pension Candidate Storms Michigan Anti-Saloon Leaguers, Pensioners Win G. 0. P. Congress Nomination FIELD BADLY SPLIT V.'W. Main Captures Nomination in Field of Five Candidates By WILLIS THORNTON NBA Service Staff Correspondent First fruits of the new political campaign of the Townsend Plan are in the bag. A snow-under victory in a Michi- Kim congressional primary would s*cm lo justify the decision of the Townscndors to adopt the same political tactics that won such complete success for the Anti-Saloon League under Wayne B. Wheeler. Dr. Francis E. Townsend, who came into this district to stump for his candidate, regarded this local campaign as a test of the new tactics, tell- prohibition movement ever authorized a solicitor to make such a throat- but we have the names and the facts here in this office If they wish to take action against one solicitor who actually did make that thretit. Of course no church would dare to throtf out a member for such a cause. Some churches might want to do it Would Cede Over to Fascists Land They Now Occupy But British Oppose Their Ally's Peace Compromise as "Too Generous" if they thought the facts become generally known. BATTLE IS NEARING Italians Contact Main Forces of Emperor Selassie for First Time But their own membership would rtvolt the in-stanl the fjicts were laid before the public. We arc an agricultural community, with many of our people living ,-ipnrt from cities and towns. Every public movement, therefore, lends itself to "pressure" in the hands of unwise solicitors. But "pressure' 1 lias no place in this controversy. America isn't going lo be destroyed, whichever way this prohibition issue finally turns. But we do want to get the fact. 1 ;, and we do want the people to make up their minds fairly and independently. That's how everybody should feel, regardless of consequences. wouldn't PARIS, France—(Copyright Associated Press)—A spokesman for diplo- Sacred Pictures on Screen Friday , of Christ Will Be De- picled at Garrett Memorial Baptist The life of Christ "From the Cradle to the Cross" will be shown in tho Gwrrctl Memorial Baptist church this Friday night, December 6 at 7:30. The program consists of life-size mav'tng pictures, including many soul- stirring scenes, such at the birth, life, trials, cricifixion, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. Also, many Holy Land scenes will be shown. A special song, "The Ninety and Nine," will be pictured on the screen while sung by locsil talent. Evangelist J. A. Williams, of Dallas, will speak in connection with the pictures. The church and pastor Hollis A. Purtlc cordially invite the public. Vcrncr W. Mnin iny hearers that "victory would sol IGOSC- forces that would give tho TOWIIKCIK! movement, complete control (if the next Congress." Townsend is .so confident thut these lactic.^ will succeed that he assured Pittsburgh audience that in 1936 wiii-'cnd votes will control the elcc- 'iion in every slate west of the Mississippi. "Whoever supports the Townsend Plan we will elect," says the soft- spoken loader. ''Candidates will accede to our demands—or stay home!" Liist year Townscnd efforts were bent on organization and in trying to .sell the merits of their plan to incumbent congressmen. Next year, while (Continued on page five) 'FLAPPER FANNY SAY& HES.U. a.PAT.orf. Just because you have an eagle eye is no sign you get a bird's- eve VI'PW of t.tiiii»« Women Organize Democratic Club Mrs. Arthur Swanke Is Elected Chairman for Hempstead County Mrs. Arthur R, Swanke of Hope was elected chairman of the Hempstead County Women's Democratic club, organized Tuesday afternoon at Hope city hall. Other county officers include Miss Alma Atkins, vice-chairman; and Mrs. S. G. Norton, secretary. The club will inccv in January to elect other officers, The meeting Tuesday was presided over by Mrs. C, S, Lowthorp. She introduced Mrs. Louise Rhoton of Little Rock, stale chairman, who outlined the purpose of tho organization. She said that the main object was to promote the principles of the Democratic party, and to encourage more active participation in government affairs. Mrs. Laura D. Fitzhugfi, vice-chairman of the State Democratic women's Service Planned 1 byU.SJextYear Postmaster Farley to Ask Mail Appropriaton of Next Congress FULL SERVICE 1937 But Experimental Flights Are .to Be Started This Coming Summer WASHINGTON -<#>)- Postmaster General Farley said Wednesday- he would ask the coming session ,of con- gresf for funds' to start trans-Atlantic airmail service. ', \ He said experimental flights wqu\L be started next'summer and a-fpirtb would probably be placed in opera:* tion the year following. Trans-Atlantic airmail service wou'fe extend government subsidized fly.hij on the third great sector. -,}'^ Pan-American flying boats weigh ing as much as 25Vfe toas and carrying several toas of mail and up to 40 pjai Mongers, are in regular service south ward from New York via Floridaijtp i Cuba, Central and South "America Mfljcr Battle Approaches j connecting with the capitals of Chile ASMARA, Eritrca-tCopyright As- Argentina and Brazil. The Pacific service to the Philippines and China was begun last week. tlj:e first "China Clipper" now approaching California on her return, voyage. She carried, mail on this first flight, bu' passengers will be taken as soon a the next-completed of a fleet of Clipper ships is placed Jn service. Judge Frauenthal Dies at Age of 73 Retired From Arkansa: Supreme Court Bench in 111 Last 2 Years matic circles said Wednesday that Premier Laval of France would seek an agreement with Sir 'Samuel Hoare of England on how much Ethiopian territory to offer Premier Mussolini H,I a basis for peace in East Africa. French and British experts studying n plan for n possible settlement, ore reported to have split over the exact terms of the peace proposal. Tho French favored giving Italy the territory in northern and southern Ethiopia already occupied by Muso- lini's troops, but this suggestion was rejected by the British as too generous, informed circles said. sociated Press)—The major battle long anticipated between Italy and Ethio- I pia seemed nearer at hand Wednesday as the skirmishes grew hotter. Four Italian white soldiers were killed Wednesday and the Ethiopian defenders suffered undetermined losses in two clashes. These fights, coupled with Tuesday's outpost skirmish on the Makalc-Dolo line, were the first contacts between Italy's northern forces And Ethiopia's concentrated troops, and were said by Italian officers lo show the enemy to be pressing in considerable force against tho Fascist lines beyond Makale. New Move for Peace PARIS, France.—(/P)—It was said Tuesday night that Premier Pierre Laval of France is considering calling a tri-powcr conference in an attempt to break the European deadlock over peace in Ethiopia. M. Laval may invite Sir Samuel Hoare, British foreign secretary, and Baron Pompco Alois! of Italy to meet with hint in Paris or on the Riviera. They would discuss a technical plan for settlement of the conflict which is boinc; drawn up here my Maurice Peterson and Comtc Rene Saint-Qucn- tin. the British and French Foreign Office African experts. Such a conference, diplomats said, would circumvent Italian and British reluctance to be tho first to make a peace gesture by allowing ''both to make it at the same lime." M. Laval, they said, hopes to discuss preliminary work of the experts with Sir Samuel Hoare when the latter comes to Paris Saturday. Nothing lu Sight The French premier has madi: no progress in his efforts to find a peace plan before an oil embargo against Italy is voted at Geneva. Doth Britain and Italy are waiting for the other to make the first move. One observer explained the current difficulties this way: "For Great Britain and France lo propose a settlement giving Mussolini more than was offered him at the Paris conference in August would be lo five I he appearance of pulling a spremium on aggression. And for Mussolini lo signify his willingness to lake les.s than ho turned down before he .started fighting would be to discredit his regime." In other sources, a revived Anglo- 1913, party, its principles, policies and its clubs, addressed the group and plead-1 French peace plan to give Mussolini ed thst women of Arkansas become j a s ' ic<; °f Ethiopia was reported—but closer associated with the Oomocratic' wiln indications it. is far from satisfactory to the Italian divlutor, Mine. Genevieve Tabouis, informed writer of L.Ocuvre, said it was believed the program was In offer II Duct; ;i strip of territory along Ethiopia's Southern and Northern frontiers and leaders Mrs. J. P. Bowen of Little Rock, followed Mrs. Fitzhugh with a brief address on how to obtain membership in the local club. H was announced that the local club is open to all women in the county interested in the Democratic party. Centennial Funds From Liquor Asked (Continued on page six) Leo A. Ray Joins Insurance StaffES Proposal to Double Liquoi Tax Finding Some Favor in State : LCJ A. Ray LI1TLE RQCK—Increased sentiment. tulc ' s A;{i! ° C To Be Associated With Wayne H. England's Mutual Life Agency f Hope ha* joined the le Mutual Life Insur- in favor of providing .state aid for the j a " c( -' "•"'P"».v "f New York, it was centennial celebration next year by i announced Wednesday. raising the lax on liquor was indi- fated wil1 an office at Hope. LHTLE ROCK— (/P)— Judge Samue Fraucnlhal, 73, former associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court died at his' home here Wednesday. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Ho resigned from the supreme cour in 1913 and practiced law here unti ! bus retirement two years ago. British Treaty on Trade MLS. Goal England Is America's Greatest Customer of Export Goods Copyright Associated Press LONDON, Ens.-The United States has undertaken preliminary work for a reciprocal trade agreement with her greatest foreign customer—Great Britain—the move coming after conclusion oC a trade agreement with Canada. The two governments have had no exchange of views, understanding or conversations regarding thi; treaty, but it was learned Hint independent surveys arc under way in London and Washington lo determine th'c practicability and benefits of a reciprocal agreement. The Ottawa empire agreements, which dealt a staggering blow to American sales to Great Britain, expire in 1937. Some of Britain's more important trade agreements, like those with Denmark and Argentina, likewise will .soon expire. The British are already seeking revision of their Russian trade arrangement as well. An American agreement therefore might be dovetailed into the British economic situation now, whereas a year <.r more hence it likely would be impossible because of continuances of the more important trade allince.s. Tlu> United Stales enjoys an overpoweringly favorable balance of trade against England. This the British j would like lo sec brought into better . even though the relationships as lopsided as would first appear because of invisible items .such us Chipping, tourist trade and .services. Trade in 1934 reveals how clearly the depression has struck the Anglo- j American exchange of goods. In Iliat j year the United States shipped about £400.000.000 worth of products lo Enj.- ! bud. and took about $85.000.000 in British noods. Pic Slipper A pie supper will be held Friday Gotten Picker Gets First Test on Irrigated Land A machine that may revolutionize cotton picking in tho vast fields-of south and southwest: here Is shown in operation in Arizona, being used .for the first time on irrigated lahdl .TtioVinvontioii of, the Rust brothers of Memphis, Tenn., it picks as high as 1500 pounds oC cotton in an'hour. Hand pickers average leis than 100 pounds in a day. The picture at tho left is a rear view of the machine as it moves down a row. At the right is a closeuj)»o£ the operation, showing tnc spindles - racJi^tue^niacljlne^ ,wheicico. HJ4s 'moved by tin air tube into th<j sack', attached to (hq long arm in the picture at Ihc left. Cotton, Potatoes, Eggs, Show Gains U. S. Crop Reporting Service Compares Prices With Last Year" U. S. Crop Report Prices received'for rice, cotton, potatoes, eggs and dairy products advanced substantially during the month ended November 15. Increased mill demand for rice and export demand for cotton, together with unfavorable harvesting condition. 1 ; which reduced crop prospects were the factors primarily responsible for the advance in prices for rice and cotton from October 15 to November 15. Potato prices advanced in all areas, but the advances were greatest in the New England and Middle Atlantic states where the 1935 potato crop is relatively short, and in tho Mountain and Pacific states, where damage from 'reezing reduced crop prospects ma- erially. Further seasonal declines in milk pro- luction from mid-October to mid- November were rcsjx>nslble for the advance in prices received for butter ;md butterfat. Eggs also advanced- ieusonally. A larger than usual seasonal crease in the marketing of hogs was responsible for the decline in prices •eeeived by farmers for hogs during he month ended November 15, Corn irices declined even more sharply han hog prices. The decline in prices received for •orn was largely a seasonal change rom an old crop to a new crop basis; he new crop is estimated to bu Gl er cent larger than that for 1934. As d result of the relatively greater de- line in prices received for corn than or hogs, the hog-corn ratio advanced rom 13.3 on October 15 lo 15.1 a month a tor. A sharp rlwlinc occurred in iriee.s received for wheat as a result if somewhat more favorable crop re- lorts from Argentina, apparent dull. ies.s in world demand, and tmccrtain- y as-' to the disposition of wheat sur- 'lu.s in Canada, which occupies a lomiiujnl position in world wheat iiurket.s this year. u Bulletins EL DORADO — (Jp) — Gene Slaughter, 37, highway department employe, was electrocuted Wednesday when Uie pile-driver derrick on which he was working came in contact with a power line. WASHINGTON -(/P)- Secretary Hull reiterated Wednesday this government's determination to do all it can to discourage abnormal sales o£ commodities classed as "war materials" to 'warring Icaly and Ethiopia. BLYTHEV1LLE, Ark.-(£>)— A. Gosscll, Jr., 10, of Wanconda, ML, succumbed to body, burns in a Blj-thcville .hospital Wednesday, the third fatality resulting from a Southeast Missouri automobile wreck in wliich his grandparents burned to death. in-j ' 2 Missourians Are Shot in Robbery Three Bandits Arrested and Released on Bond Near Blytheville, Ark. ; BLYTHKV1LLE, Ark. - (/P) - Two i men were shot Wednesday in a volley of gunfire during a holdup at the, Crescent night club near here in Peniiscot county, Missouri. Blytheville officers said they were informed that three men had been avrvssted in the robbery and released on 55,000 bond each by Missouri officers. Pal Murphy, former part-owner of the club, and Bun Campbell road- hcuse employe, were the two wounded New Sidewalk for Hope Postof f ice Second Street Entrance Is Being Replaced Because ^••-' of Settling N^ Construction of a new sidewalk entrance to Hope postoffice on Second >treet, now under way, is one of three major repair jobs planned for the near future. The new entrance is being built by J. W. Booth. The old entrance and stops had cracked, allowing water to seep into the basement. Sunken places in the steps had made it hazardous'for pedestrians in wet weather. The new landing will have a rough surface finish, designed to prevent pedestrians slipping. The second repaid job includes repainting Uie Hope office roof, minor interior repairs to windows and doors. Bids have been received, but no contract has been let. Tlie third improvement is to replace lighting fixtures. A more modern and economical system is planned. Con- Sliding Scale of Charges to Redui City Income $6| New Rate Adjusts Ineqfi ties Between Lights* ^ and Appliances QUOTAS "ARE SMAI Residential Rate Drops, Frst 10 $WH, to" 25> and Next 3£ A one-meter electric rate providing a sliding scale of,, char j was adopted by tfie Hope city, coun Tuesday night '$, The schedule is effective imme*d5tKC.-1 ly, on bills due January 1. While not considered to be a „ rate reduction, the new tariff schedul#| adjusts rates between users at'/'t trie lights and consumers who* use a real amount of current ,in ruleS. ning refrigerators, vacuum-cleane radios, and other electrical for^U,-,, .„ ments, members of the city" counW*%« said. •_ - V^/C 1 Each residence will in the fuftire/J have but one meter, and will pay a k >! graduated scale of charges, the'^ic'* decreasing as consumption gainspt? '\, The new schedule will reduce tbeM municipal water and light plant's rev-, 1 "/ enucs about $6,000 a year, officials-' said. Tho Comparison Uhder the old rate consumers?,! 10 cents a^ KWH for the* first KWH, and 5 cents per KWH^foi excess current, less a 10 per cent discount for payment by the i lOth/.pf ,j the month. The consumers also Jxiiuri^' 9 tained deposits on several metersVfi" the vai-ious classes of current. ?'•' '*' Under the new rate residences \ pay as follows: First 10 KWH at 10 cents;- _. KWH at 8 cents; next'35-KWH »«e}its; -excess*6verttKjlf^tr%t a *"" r ' at 3 cents. Tlie requirement^ imum bill of 50 cents per n'i8 , „„„ allowance of the 10 per cent discount • remain unchanged. . ^.M"--. "Under the new rate commercial or-\; ganlzations pay as follows: ' «. u Fjrst 20 KWH at 10 cents;.next 40 n KWH at 8 cents; next 240 KWH at 6 '' cents; excess at 3 cents. The SO-ceht* '^ minimum bill.rectuirement and the 10 , per cent eash-'discount are also retain-*'-^ ed. ,:..-.• „, .'„ 7-to-l Vote N ' <4J The new electric schedule, the restttv « of a six-month study, was adopted*'^ by the council, seven votes to one, Al- i dermarTRoy Johnson opposing it ' „ "* Tlie new schedule is based, on " ^ recommendations made to the city fyy s Hennegin, Croft & Co., certified wb4 lie accountants who audit the mty? government and its municipal plant,' Hennegin, Croft & Co. consulted* with the Arkansas Utilities Cownus-, sion, the state's rate-making body, anil f I brought in a recommendation to^the 1 , . \ City of Hope last May. After exten- % sivo study of the actual results upon the consumer bills of Hope the water and light committee recommended"t,o the council that it adopt the. Henriegin,' Croft & Co. schedule, and this was done with a resolution Tuesday night, Prior to his death George Sandefur, pioneer superintendent of the nut- , , nicipal plant, had developed the pro- " ?| posed *nc-meter rate plan to an Germans Like 'Airgi-ams' 1 1Jartmwrt of War BERLIN— (fl 1 )-- " Ait-grams," limited! FIRST LIEUTENANT, HARRY " to 1") words at 4 cents a word have re- j cently been offered with success toj tract is expected to be let within a few j tensive degree, in co-oration with ys< ' the Hennegin, Croft & Co. account*" ! ants. '; Under Texarkana Rate j Inspection of the new rate Wednes! day revealed the following fact: On the prevailing private utility company rate in Texarkana the rest-- dential electric consumer of that sity pays $4.00 for 50 KWH, with a minimum bill requirement of 51, Under the new rate the same coiv jsumer would pay the Hope municipal j plant ?3.90, with a minimum b^l ve. , quirement of only 50 cents, A comparison between Uie old an4 new Hope rates slvows tl: * Under Uie old rate a house 70 KWH would have .paid $7, $5.10 for the new rate. Under the old Hope rate the hpUSe- j holder had to use 300 KWH in o*dor j to get down to a 5-ccnt rate for gen? I eral lighting purposes;; but under the i new rate a demand of only 70 KWH • takes tho 3-cent schedule. 2 Army Fliers Die in Capital Crash Major and Lieutenant Killed While Preparing to Make Landing and crashed to their deaths Wednesday in a plane which plowed into a hijl near Boiling Field, the Army's capital air station. The dead were named by the De- ou German planes by the j federal postal department. Tlie message* are received and the replies sent bv wireless. II. GEIKFBEY, St. Paul, Wan. MAJOR GEORGE E. IUCE, Thcr- ivtiliolis, Wyo. Officials said the plane crashed from a still-undertennined cause while preparing to land. iveragc Farm Prices in Arkansas ai!d Ihc United Stales—November 13, 1933. j ARKANSAS UNITED STATES sautemejiti by Rep-I'•"•''"" " s ' (x ' iiltcc ' '-v'lh Wnyne H. En*- "iBht iit Rocky Mound .school, pro- reuentativc W. E. Fletcher of Lonoke' ' uml ' (li - sll ' ict manager o£ the company, coeds i'i bo used in puj-clw.sin.',' i ' Mi'. England and Mr. Ray have of- buskclbull f-jr the girl's (cam. The I'icey in Fhv-t National Bank buildiiyt 1 . j public '.s invited. (ConliiHK-d 011 five.) Products Nov. Oct. Nov. Nov. Avu. Nov. Oct. 1934 1935 19^5 19011-1913 1934 1935 Corn, per bu c 87 79 75 59.4 75.7 71.8 Wheat, per bu c 100 9li 93 87.3 88.1 9C.3 Oats, per bu c 65 !3 44 38.2 51.1 27 0 Rice, per bu c - 55 70 - - 57.1 Cotton Lint, per lb e 12.3 11.1 11.T 12.1 12.;) 10.9 Cottonseed, per ton ..$ 36.00 34.00 :)5.00 21.33 37.08 32.00 Potatoes, Irish, bu e 100 80 90 61.4 45.9 4G.1 Potatoes. Sweet, bu. .e 80 75 7U - G5.0 59.8 Peanuts, per lb e 4.1) 4.U1 4.0 -I.,-, :U 3.11 Soy Beans, per bu S .1.60 1.60 1.50 Cov.-pea.--, per bu § 1.45 UO 1.30 Hogs, per 100 Ibs.. .$ 4.-10 7.80 7.30 6.9ti 5.04 9.5G Beef Cattle, per 100..$ 2.55 4.20 1.10 5.01 3.81 6.24 Voftl Calves, per 100. 5 3.65 5.60 5.60 « 7J I !)7 7 65 Nov. ! 1935; 5G.4J 88.7 j 25.8 I 66.2 j 11.5 33.27 62.6 59.6 3.1 4 More Hurt in Strike Violence 2 Policemen, 2 Strikers Injured in New Flare-Up at Detroit DETROIT. Mich. — (A*) - Violence broke out anew Wednesday ut the Motor Product^ corporation plan ri! 21 persons were injured Tues- 8.54 | day night, and two policemen and two 6.05 i <• inkers were added to tho casualty 7.65 ' liit '

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