Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 14, 1935 · Page 1
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• A invuixni.', { 16 in the only wpfdi |fwi v«e to sny "If* hot as "IM cflld Is •*—,» 6* "h ,-k..'Wrhe jftev. S. W. »i.~~..,. White Plains, N. V.> Sfrttttfttflftf' that "h&U 1 Uh't - - ' ST*,* VOLUME 87—NUMBER'64 #&7 nrtAN HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14,1935 Saturday fiUriltj SOfcttf fojffl cloudy, colter ft Stfifii east portion*. f of Hope 18»»; . Ctmsolidriied January 18, Missionary Picks Up Italian on Ethiopian j American Blown to Bf Leaves Widow arid Month-Old Child* MERICAN Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WAJSHBUEN iftr LAIN i* » *£ ft ft ft ft- ft A NEWS item reporting that little Shirley Temple is the No. 1 box-office attraction in American theaters reminds me of a part this newspaper played in changing the tdne of motion pictures the last several years. <B After their departure from the old| j "silent" days the Hollywood director.si j began to make dirty use of the new- j 1 found microphone. Burlesque has a j place in the big cities, where out of a I multitude of theaters at least one is' usually restricted to adults. But the methods of burlesque have no place in o family theater—and without tho box-office support of the entire family, father, mother, and the ToOpetiN^wOrieam Supreme Rule Monday Upon Succession Issue Will Determine Whether Senate President or Speaker Is Gpvernor A NOTARY'S CASE East Arkansas Woman's Appointment Brings Up.. State Question LITTLE ROCK.-(/P)-The State Su- premo Court will decide Monday whether on eastern Arkansas woman is entitled to her commission as H notary public but the opinion will settle tho question of who assumes the gubernatorial chair when the governor nnd lieutenant governor arc out of the state. The suit on appeal lo Ihe tribunal is an outgrowth of n disagreement between senate president pro tempore W. F, Norrell 6f Monticcllo and House Speaker Harve B. Thorn of Harrisburg on the question. ,-' Norrell vs. Thorn . Appointment of Beatrice Lyon of Wynne as a notary public by Norrell while ho was serving ns, governor April 18 in the absence from the-litate of .Governor Futrell and Lieut'. Gov. Cnzort provided .the basis for testing the line of succcs$on.. The suit filftd in Mississippi county circuit court asked the ouster of Miss iiyon.on the grounds that Norroll had !$o 'legal "gilulus"' ai>" g6ve?ri'6r -Hiid that" the issuance of the commission was an illegal act. The lower court sustained a demurrer of Miss Lyon and dismissed the ousler suit, the appeal to the supreme court following. The court action was brought by tho Slate of Arkansas on relation of Denver Dudley, Second Judicial District prosecuting attorney. Thorn contends that the lieutenant governor is the president of the senate under the constitution and that ;\ 1914 amendment provides that Ihe senate president assumes office when the governor and lieutenant governor are away. Thus, he declares, when the lieutenant governor absents himself, the senate president automatically is absented an'cl the duties of governor fall upon the speaker of the house Woman's Rricf The brief filed by attorneys for the woman notary public comments in that contention: "The words pro tempore are words of limitation upon the tenure of office but not upon tho right, authority or duty to serve as president of the sen- iite or upon his right of succession to the office of governor. He is a.s much president of the senate* for the- time being a.s if no such words of limitation followed president of the senate." The brief said that the president pro tempore of the senate always had succeeded to the 1 office of governor "and no one has ever questioned the right of .succession." That the speaker of the house rcp- '•escntativcs is next to lieutenant governor in line to uct a.s governor is but Ihe far fetched day dream of the over- nmbitious and from our viewpoint such contention has no merit," the brief said. When Norrell assumed the office for a few days last April, Speaker Thorn came to Little Rock to present his claim. The attorney general ruled then that Norrell was entitled to servo. Monday's .supreme court ruling will be tho first touching on the point in Ihis slate. FLAPPER FANNY SAY& KEG. " t. PAT. OFr. youngsters, Hollywood's billion - dollar income would drop to a few millions. The steady increase in dirty "lines" and even dirtier situations apparently went unnoticed by the church, the press and government officials. Here I nnd there an individual citizen may! have squirmed in his scat—but all of' UF hate to speak out alone—and since this sort of thing was apparently condoned by public lenders, Mr. Average j John Citizen let it pass. The editor of The Star did not. I know this is a small-city newspaper. But only a very stupid sort of person measures ability by size, or gauges truth by geography. On November 1-1, 1933, we attacked editorially the motion picture "So Tin's Is Africa," which had just left the Sacnger screen, and we barred from our advertising columns the names of its two featured players. They have not appeared in The Star in the) two years since then, although they continue to make pictures. XXX Just a country newspaper speaking out vigorously and uncompromisingly —but were we right? And how! Six months later—the spring of 1934 —the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish churches of, America united in a threatened boycott,of the.movies because of their, continued nnd defiant "dirt." '• •The-chureh6X.-ec/mpilcd a list of dirty pictures. The No. 1 picture on that list was "So This Is Africa;" But The Star called that shot six months before—and the language of the church indictment was pale by the side of our own. Of course we were right—and when you're right you can stand alone, for you won't be alone long! XXX Since then, the whole course of motion pictures has been changed. You who go to the movies often are amazed at the change, when you slop to think about it. We have had such outstanding box- office hits as "David Copporfield," "Little Women," "The Little Minister," "Adventure Island"—and just recently, "Mutiny on the Bounty." 4 1 /2-Mile Viaduct Over Mississippi Is Named for Long 13-Million-Dollar Structure to Be Formally Dedicated December 16 DREAM IS REALIZED Engineers Complete Only Bridge Across Lower End of Great River By .IAMES E. CROWN NBA Service Special Correspondent NEW ORLEANS—The biggest pair of steel suspenders ever thrown across the broad shoulders of Old Man River Is all ready to go into service. • On December 16 the Hucy P. Long bridge, one of the longest railway- highway spans in the world, will be thown open to traffic here with symbolic ceremonies. The sfructure, with approaches, is 4.36 mil^s long, carries twp railroad tracks, two 18-foot vehicular roadways, and twp 2'/4-foot sidewalks. It is taller than any office building in j New Oleans, and besides saving a half I hour of ferrying time in. east-west; railroad traffic, marks the intersoclion j of the Jefferson highway from New Orleans to Winnipeg and the old Spanish Trail from S'an Diego to St. Augustine. More than ibp'bridges span Old Man River in the 2500 miles from the Gulf to northern. Minnesota. The length of the struclure'l'and the difficulties of building foundations increase for each bridge as the mouth of the stream is ncared. Half a century ago engineers decreed that a bridge at New Orleans was simply impossible. Greatest of All Spans Between St. Louis, 1200 miles upriver, and Vicksburg, 10 great bridges span the Father of Waters. Between Vicksburg and the Gulf, there is only one. The new bridge here is Ihe longest and greatest of them all. As the Mississippi ncars its mouth, its bottom is covered to a greater and greater depth with silt and sand, insecure foundation'Cor a great bridge. It is impracticable to go as deep as bedrock. When Capt. James B. Eads built his historic bridge at St! Louis in 1874, he did get down through 100 feel of mud- These are great "theater." They are j ( 'y silt- to bedrock for his foundations, clean, thrilling—and tremendous mon-! dcsipte almost superhuman difficulties, ey-makers. . j But builders of later bridges below The late Will Rogers, nnd the cur- ! Thebes had to be content to set their rent Shirley Temple, represent tho foundations in coarse sand or hard strictly family side of entertainment. I blue clay, of course—but the improved tone of: For the Hucy P. Long bridge, it was tho movies is most strikingly shown by the absence of dirty "lines" in tho musical plays, such as "Roberta," "Top Hat," and. tho more recent longest railway-highway spans at New Orleans. CO Goodfellows Fund (-lead of Chase National Bank •'Broadway Melody of Ifl.'ifi." which individually will probably be the greatest money-maker of this year. Hempstead Lumber Co. Buys Concern Ozan-Graysonia Affiliate Absorbs Lumber Yards, Hope, Prescott i Purchase of reail lumber houses at | i Hope and Prescott by the Ozan-Gray- i sonia Lumber company was announc- , ed in Hope Saturday. I Stock of the Hope Building Material i company has been purchased and its I removal will be made to the Hcmp- , stuiul County Lumber company with- i in the next few days, I The Ozan-Qraysonia concern operates retail houses in Hope, Prescott, Na.shville and Arkadelphia, For the past four years the Hope Building Material fir mhas been operated by Barton-Mansfield Lumber company with headquarters at Jones- j boro. ! Purcha.sc of the Prcscolt Lumber company at Prescott by the Ozan- Gruytionia firm also was announced hero. Tlie Prescott Lumber company is another retail house owned and operated by Barton-Mansfield. The Prescott Lumber company had been in operation the past ten years. UUcs Block'Velvet R. R. Forsler, Jr. Cecil Wyutl Dewcy Hcuclrix .... John Guthric Rephans Store- John H. Haynes Cash Arthur Taylor Cash Hugh Smith Total to date necessary to go down 1TO feel to find u sustaining sand. And the engineers bucked problems Dint less determined i M, G. Monroe men would have found insurmount- Cash able. Great Problem Solved The depth was too great for compressed air caissons. So they built artificial islands around the pier Mk'.s, and sank the piers through the center of these islands. The islands were created by sinking steel cylinders, 120 feet in diameter, to the river bottom, and then pumping sand into thorn. Woven willow mattresses, eacli 250 by 450 feet, were sunk to protect the river-bed from scour, and supporting i piling was driven in a huge circle bei fore the steel cylinder shell, in 10-foot ! widths, would bo sunk. j Tho steel cut through thu willow , mats, and the mat sections within the j cylinder were removed. On the j solid sand, then were built the concrete piers, section by section. They; .sank of their own weight to the dc- ; termincd level as the material beneath them was dredged out. j Disaster often threatened, when tho tremendous pressure of 3.5 tons to the square foot forced materials u\> into the bottom of the wells in ;i "•blow-in." Quick, hat-breadth do- > citiions by trained engineering minds met these and many other emergencies, adding new chapters to engineering text-books. Triumph For Engineers Lacking_0nly $30 .Fo.uirthEep.ort.Lifts.,Christ- mas Fund to $169.75 J ' Saturday The Goodfellows Christmas Cheer fund was $30.25 short of an announced goal of ?200 when the fourth report of committees soliciting funds was tabulated Saturday, morning. Tlie latest report contained $30, bringing the total from $139.15 to $169.75. Funds will be turned over to Mre. Arch Moore who will supervise the purchasing of gifts. The American Legion.is sponsoring the drive for donations under J. K. Sale, chairman. Previously acknowledged $139.75 C. E. Cassidy 1.00 Harry J. Lemley 1.00 W. Kndall Lemley 1.00 Terrell Cornelius 1.00 Earl O'Neal A. B. Spraggins George S. Median Bruncr-Ivory Handle Co Temple Cotton Oil C? Union Compress & Warehouse Co .50 .SO 1.00 5.00 5.00 5.00! .50 I i.oo; Is Visitor in Hope -W4nthi:op :H^ Comes Througlron L..& Ai on Way to Hot Springs' HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Although the greater banking interests in New York, the money capital of the world, have a fairly good picture of economic conditions, especially as they exist in the United States, Winlhrop W. Aidrich, chairman of the board of the;Chase National bank, New York, said Friday night that personal contact with people in this section finds 'them thinking along conservative lines that lead to the same conclusions as those held in Eastern financiers. .50 1.00 i 1.00, 1.00! .50, .50! .50 1.00 ...$169.75 ! New Small Plane Uses Auto Power Car Engine Powers Missouri's Midget Airplane, Price $1,250 Patricia Thomas Is Best Amateur Tootsie ' Cargile Second, and Little Bettie Northcutt, Third Miss Patricia Thomas of Hope was awarded first prize in Sergeant While's first Hope Amateur Night Frolic, given Friday night at Saengcr theater. Miss Thomas was awarded the prize with a song and dance number. Second prize went to Tootsie Cargile with a trombone solo. Third prize was awarded to little belly Willis Norlhcutt, who gave a Christmas reading. Participating in the event were approximately 50 persons, representing various business houses of Hope. Awarding of the prizes were judged by the applause of the crowd. 18-Day Schedule Around the Earth Call for Swift Air Passenger Lines Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich and Percy G, <9Elbott, vice president of Ihe same institution, were guests of Harvey C. Couch, president of the Arkansas Power and Light Company, at "Couchwood," on Lake Catherine, The distinguished New York banker had a busy day, which started in Minden, La., when he 'donned overalls and climbed into the,engineer's cab of tho train und rode to Hope, where Mr. Couch met him. Mr. and Mrs. Aidrich and Mrs. Elbott paid a brief visit to Hot Springs, and were conducted through the Fordyce bath house. It was the New Yorkers' first visit to Arkansas. There was n "rube band" from Mnl- vern, and after a few preliminaries Charles T. Evans started some songs, and the distinguished guests joined in. It was' when the old-time square dances were announced that Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich and Mr. Elbotl really "strutted their sluff." Says Business Improved Following the dance Mr. Aldrich was asked for a statement regarding national conditions as the financiers viewed it. He said that business conditions not only had improved but that he expected continued improvement. There was some concern regarding three features of the national | picture, however. One was over Ihe I great spending by the government; the j second, the manner in which unem- j ploymcnt question is being handled, I and, third, there was genuine alarm over the great reserve piling up in the j banks of the nation, which Mr. Ald- j rich believed, held the danger of pos- p i ; sible "uncontrolled inflation." I 1 d u a | Regarding Arkansas, he said pros; pects were bright for the state, and in Y. Parade of Comic Giants Here Wednesday: R. R. Morris, finance chairman of the Christmas parade committee, announced Saturday that §55 would bej awarded by the Young Business Men's assocntion to winners in the parade to be staged in Hope next Wednesday, December 18. The prizes, offered are: Best decorated float, ?25 in cash. Second best decorated float, $10 m cash. . Best costumed character in parade, ?5 in cash. Second best, $2:50 in cash. Third best, $1.50. . * Best child and pet exhibit, $3 in cash. Second best, $2 in cash. Third best, $1. . . Fivp dollars will be given to the P.-T. A. organization having the best group representation of children in the parade. Parsons wishing to enter as contestants in the parade should get in touch with either J. K. Sale, Fred Gray, A. E. Stonequist or Terrell Cornelius, Parade preparations promise many I PROPAGANDA Italian Newspapers,;' deavor to Swngr3beag__, Away From Ethiopiaf-i JIJIGA, Ethiopia —(Copyright I sociatod Press)—Dri Robert W> K man, American missionary i was killed Thursday while an unexploded Italian bomb at ~- ei ,.,, gah Bur, on the southern front,-life was learned Saturday. v«!# The young doctor leaves his and a month old child, now ; American mission in Egypt >/' Italian Press Busy " '"*»! HOME, Italy—(Copyright Associated! Press)—A burst of editorials indi&tedV ™ Saturday that Italy would seek to turn 1 ' '-"£* the League of Nations against EtliiOpi?i J ' r !5 r ( for its denunciation of the Anglo- j French peace plan. , < ] Britain to Drop Plan , ..a LONDON, En&-The British govern-{,tfl ment is preparing for * war in '"the * *g Mediterranean as international indig- *$4 nation appeared to have doomed Grca£''Jt?j Britain's further support of Hoare-Laval peace plan. Prime Minister^ Stanley Bak.,„__ . T( , made two significant moves to placate'?* "shocked" British voters, whose pro-'." tests were causing a storm in Parlia*- ; ment -with support form the power-* ful League of Nations Union. .' - J * f > 1. Foreign Secretary Sir Samuel* Hoare was. ordered back to LondoKjs from Switzerland, but was-,delayea.*I by an accident when he fell'and broke his nose. approached" %e Greek", ^TurlkisK'wap''. Jugoslav governments in cfforst fo line up these nations with the Anglo- French plans for mutual assitance in the'Mediterranean in event "of Anglo- Italian hostilities. Van SUtart May Resigil It was rumored that Sir Robert Van peranent Foreign Office, would resign following his half-hour interview with King George today Sir Robert took an active part in negotiating the: Anglo- French peace project. Sudden recall of Sir Samuel H6are was necessary in view of an increasing anti-government vote threat, in the House of'Commons and after-the Labor party announced it would'pre- sent to Parliament a vote of condemnation of the.government's peacei.pol- icy. Hostility to the government's sponsorship of the peace plan. spread so rapidly Friday that rumors persisted that Hoare would be forced to resign 1 to save the National Union government's prestige, Sir Samuel's accident left Britons wondering whether he would be here list o CHICAGO.—Flans whereby it will be pssible for passengers to circumnavigate the world in 18 days by air were discussed here Thursday by Ivor ST. JOSEPH, Mo.-(/Pl-A cozy little monoplane "you can learn to fly in three lessons" was entered Friday ll . U \.?.?. VL 7 nm . C " l ' s com P c » ition for McClure, director of civil aviation for the British Air Ministry, and W. A. Patterson, president of the United Air cheap, simple craft. The plane, designed to fit the pock- it buuk of the man who buys a medium-priced motor car, was built here by Hnyden Campbell, World war pilot. The piers completed, remained the ] He >;iys the all-metal! two passenger problem of how to fling the steel psins I ship "just lands itself when brought in in the glide—and can't nose over. It i.s powered with a Ford V-8 e;i- eine nuiunted to the rear and above do away .> noise. with propel lor draft, re- PARIS—|/l y )—Former Queen Victoria of Spain likes black velvet for evening wears a Lclong model designed with u draped decollete and tw-j long Panels flowing from the waistline lo (he floor which may be worn a.s a train or draped over the shoulders a.s i a scarf. between them. 7heir length (up to 7UO 1'cel). their height above the river (135 .feet und more), and the swift- , ness of the current precluded loading ""-' cabin. This is to increase visibil- the .steel girders on barges and floating them into position. Sc engineers employed what they j "And." Campbell said "a.s fur it* called "the balanced cantilever guy I pcrf-n-mance in the air, I can take my derrick erection method." And achiev- i bond;- and feel off the controls and it ed the greatest triumph in balanced ccnMnjction on record. From the tups of the piers, they built out slctl in both directions, an Some 147GU pilots and 7,-M aircraft hold active department of commercu licenses. equal weight always on each side, and so bvivccd the construction that it held firm until the ends met above void in the middle unfl were joined. Each pier with its protruding slcel- (Continucd on page three') flies itself " He has attained about 125 miles an hour. Gasoline consumption is about 22 miles lu the gallon. With quantity production. Campbell believes tlv plane may be suld for a.s low ns $1,251). The se>al is like- that of an automobile coupe. Only the altimeter, compass and air speed indicator set the instrument panel apart from that of a ear. Lines. The officials spent most of the day I talking over an interlocking agree- • ment between the American concern ' and the Imperial Airways. British j lender. It was said that by next May ' such circumnavigation would be pos- '• siblc. It is possible today to make a jour- ' ney by air to London from almost any '• point in the United States, bia the Ori- ; ent. The passenger could board one of the air lines in this country, Iran- ship lu the Pau-Anicrieun Clippers U; Manila and then make connections with China. From there is a veritable nocwnrk of airways, mostly British and Dutch owned, which would put the pa.-.seiijL'cr in London in approximately 14 days. With the ne\v plan, however. the take-off would be in an easterly di- leeiion and the lime to London would be approximately 48 hours. 'Continued on page three) Bulletins LONDON, Eng.—(#>)—Inauguration of bilateral conversations coupled with the announcement of a super-secret session Monday, attended only by delegates, was bc- lie-vcil Saturday (o liu ushering in one of the ni'Jst significant critical peril (Is of the international naval cciifcrcnce. LONDON, Eng.— (A'\— A well- informed source disclosed Sutur- ilay lliut Great Britain hull suddenly moved lo cultivate a closer relationship vdth Heichfuchrer Ililkr of Germany. The move o:n)C oliviousily after six mantlis ef Uuro|iea» turmoil over Hie llalc.-KUiiopian difficulty. WASHINGTON—(.4*)—Leaders of (lie relief di'ivc announced Saturday dial to dale Comptroller General McCurl luiU released Sl.- ll«,S.'.U4,B<i:; «f the 4-liiUio»-Oo)lai- .i<:l) fund for cxiR-iidiliu'c by stale Wl'A officials. Arkansas' allot' incut is although an official statement promised he would. Naval Bases Sought The dppe.il to the three their favorite pels, jnusic will be furnished by the 37-piece Hope Boys band, i grotesque characters of giant size will I nod their huge heads nnd other fea- ' lures give promise to the greatest' . spectacle to be staged here in years, ' J' anean nat '°'" was a tactical move. Sponsored by the Young Business i b . ecaus ? "one has a modern navy cap- Men's association, Ms entertainment i abl .? °f s ' a . n , dl . ng u , p to lial ?. s ^edy is for the people of southwest Arkan- I un ^f' . bul4 , lhclr value as alhes would ...*'-. - ; exist in the maritime facilities they | would pul at the disposal of British warships. Jugoslavia, Greece and Turkey posr j sess docks, fortresses and supply sta.- jtions which would aid the allied trat- ! egy in case peace plans fail and Italy I should strike back on the sea. Great Britain's inquiry to the Mediterranean nations was also reported I extended to Roumania, because that country likewise is a member of the Balkan eijtente, and their commitments toward each other are mcjinefl to require common action in any event of importance in the Mediterranean area. No replies had been received Friday night. . ,. , . , sas. A big crowd is .expected. •> i •» Hauptmann to Die Week oUan. 13th Postponement to March Eliminated by Failure of His Appeal TRENTON, N. J.-(/Pi— Bruno Richard Hauptmann must die in the electric chair the week of January 13, but ,_ _ | Governor Hoffman declares that many , fi.figg Bales in Nevada dcubt his electrocution will close the : The Department of Commerce, Bu- celebratcd Lindbergh baby kidnaping : rcau of Census reports that there were slaying. "I have hardly spoken to a person who believes the execution of Hauptmann will write the last chapter in this crime," the governor said. Week of January 13 TRENTON, N. J.-(/P)-Bruno Richard Hauptmann was scnlciicod Friday lor the second time to die fur the murder of the Lndbergh baby, as Jus- lice Thomas W. Trenchard' set the week of January 13 for his execution. The original date of death, the 1 wt-ek of March 18. was se't aside by Haupt- manr's application to the Coiu-t of Errors uiij Appeals for a new trial. This court, the highest in Now Jer- .-t-y, denied the appeal on October 9, and and the> Supreme Court of the- Uni'fd £tutC'S rejected a re-quc.st for a review of the trial last Monday. The exact date for Huuptimmn's execution will be selected by Col. Mark O. KimborHiig, state 1 prison warden. Generally condemned men in New 6,689 bales of cotton ginned in Nq- V'adu county from the crop of 1935 prior to December 1, 1935, as compared with 5,789 bales ginned to the same date in 1934. (Continued on page three)

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