Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 21, 1939 · Page 1
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Bruce Catton Says: New Deal Principles to Stick, Says LaGuardia NEW YORK — No mailer how the political (i ( | c turns next year and no matter wlm i.s elected president. Mayor Kiorcllo J,aGuardia of New York believes tlvil the fundamental objectives of the New Deal have been uchieveil and that the nation i.s not going (o backtrack away from thorn. ® He feels thai the important thing Bruner, Murray "*"""" "" ""' " y "'""" to Play for Title at 9 p. in. Monday Undefeated Teams Clash for District.Soflball Honors TO PLAY~3 GAMES Kunner-Up Position to Be Determined in Third Contest lliuncr-Ivnry fjandle company .softball (earn of Hope mcel.s Murray Auto Service of Present I at !) o'clock Monday night for the championship of Southwest Arkansas. Both tetfm;; are undefeated in tournament piny, Brunei' having won over Nashville and East Funeral Homo Texarkanu. Murray defeated the Soil Erosion (cam of Hope and then advanced to IIle finals by a forfeit over the 'J8o Service team of Prescotl. Tliict- Games Monday The opening game Monday ni^ht at 8 o'clock finds Soil Erosion opposing East Kuneral Home. Each team lias lost one game. f n, c winner will qualify for the runner-up position, gaining the right to meet the loser of the Bruner-lvory and Murray Kami! in the third contest Monday night. The second round of the tournament here Saturday night resulted in a series of forfeitures. Murray Auto Service woi *'A2 Service team by a forfeit. :.ix members of the 2$2 teams ed up. East Funeral Home won over Nashville by a forfeit when Nashville fail ed to show up. Na.shville had been defeated previously. Soil Erosion team won over Wl Service team of Prescotl when the latter team failed to show up. Inter-District IMiiy The champion and runner-up of this district will play the champion and runner-up of the ElDorado district here Tuesday night. The teams then moved to ElDorado for two games there Thursday night. The winner of this scries will be clgible to compete in the state lounra- menl at Lillle Hock the latter part of August. Admission lor the three gallics heic Monday night will be 1U and 25 cents. Softball Commissions! 1 Brasher said he expected a big crowd. -. over Only show- Omar A. Williams State Policeman Hope Man Is One of New Patrolmen of State Force 16 Appointment of 16 new State Police Department patrolmen, increasing thtf department's personnel to 71 and the number of its uniformed officers to Gfi, wus announced over the week-end by Supt. A. G. Albright. A three-week training school for the new officers will open at Camp Joseph T. Robinson Monday. This will be followed by a two-week re-training .school for veteran officers. The schools will be conducted in co-operation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The 1!I,'KI regular legislative session increased the State Police appropriation lo provide for IS additional patrolmen. The 16t.li appointment was lo fill a vacancy. The appointees arc: Arthur Wilbur Barker, Marianna. Clyde II. Barker, Keiser, Mississippi county. Allan R. Tcinpleton Arkansas City, Uesha county. John llowell, Nashville. Raymond Mason, Newport. Albert J. Brinker, El Dorado. Omar A. Willia'm,s, Hope. Damon Wilson, I'Virt Smith. Dallas Long, Augusta. A. D. Nisler, Plunieiville, Conway county. Floyd A Shuil, Cherry Valley, Cross Frank McGibbony, Monticcllo. Charles Buchanan, Prescolt. Meek Welborn, Texarkana. Charlie Boyd, Lewisville, Lafayette county. Roland Humble, Mount Ida. CRANIUM CRACKERS Guess These Words To work this puzzle, frsl gues the words described, then combine Ihe words as syllables, to form another word. Example: Q. My first, is an ocean; birdies bake my second I am a race horse. A. Seabiscuit, Sea plus biscuit I Uow try your hand at these four: 1. My first, is found in a gulden; my second runs an auto; my third is you and I. 1 am a mythical horse. 2. My first, is a tree; my second a note in the scale; there's no place like my third; my fourth is uvowel . 1 am u state. 3. My first is a farm yard animal my second a month in spring; my third a boy's name; my fourth is not off. 1 am a recent motion picture. 1 You sit on my first and require my second when in Irouble. 1 am an enigma. A.iiweri un Page Tv.u calling the current depression 1111 emergency. "As long as we call it an emergency, we. will continue the wastefulness of treating it as an emergency," be KII.VS. "We must realize that il i:; not a temporary depression but a new normal, anrl adjust ourselves accordingly." . Says Nadon Agrees «u (''uiuliinicntals In Ibis situation, Mayor LaGuardia feels that there arc certain fundamentals that everyone agrees upon. These are—that something is wrong when we produce both surpluses and want at the same linie;lhat the remedies used l« cure previous depressions won't work in this one; that, pending a solution of the problem, no unemployed person will be permitted to starve;and that the vicious circle which makes the cost of government grcator in a depression— when il can least be afforcded—than in times of prosperity, is something that can't be put up with much longer. If these fundamentals arc agreed on, then what? Well, Mayor LaGuardia believes that, the greater part of the New Deal's social security program— <>l<l ngc pensions and unemployment insurance—i.s accepted by everyone. .Still in controversy, |, c remarks, are Ihe wage-hour law and Wagner act. The wage-hour law he considers fundamentally sound hut in need of a country-wide educational campaign as in its benefit.',—and, also, of strict- rcnforceiiicnt. Ibe Wagner act i.s Hi suspects that causing discussion principally Ijecausc it is still so new. Beyond these, tilings there is the problem of surplu.sc.s. 'Surplus," sasy the mayor, "i; a word. It was true in the "f the ol economy but it i.s not now. 'Surplus' mount of our above- all tlie just days true today means that a- productinn over and normal needs of th people, rather than the amount which is over and above their present purchasing power. If all of our children wcic properly clad and fed, for instance, ifd cut a pretty big hole in our surpluses." Kmling the Human Surplus As things stand now, wo have a surplus of manpower. And Mayor LaGuardia wonders if it. might not bo wise, instead of keeping this surplus (in relief, to send it into the factories ti produce a huge volume o( goods for export—below cost, if necessary—to Central and South America. Suppose, he says, that we produced, in that, way, goods worth 51,50(1 000,000 and took u loss of half a bil- liisn-on the deal. It would still cost us mudi less than it would have cost lo keep thai labor on relief—and it would have been a steap toward cohesion and unity in the new work. Me admits, with a grin that he might have trouble selling this idea to Secretary of State Hull. Regardless of the adjustment.'; that may still be necessary, Mayor La- Guardia thinks that the fundamental objectives of the New Deal arc so firmly established that "no candidate xvoulld dare to statae that heSd chunga them or, if elected, would dare to go ahead and change them." Beer Men Divide on Nyberg's Law President Thinks People, Not Dealers, Should Attack—Me Quits LITTLE ROCK.—W. I. Oliver resigned over the woek-cnd as president, of the Arkansas Roer Dealers and Confectioners association as dissension flared among members over whether association should sponsor an attack on the Nybers Act placing a consumers sales tax on beer find whisky. Mr. Oliver denied be had authorized Roy rVcwilt, association lawyer, to cliallanfie the validity of the NylicrR Act as a result of the Supreme Court decision Wednesday invalidating the emergency clause lo Governor Bailey's SJ-IO.flflO.OOn hgiluva.v bond refunding acl on the ground Paul Giitcnsohn of Fort Smith was not a legal member of the Senale, The com-1. held Mi Gnlcnsohn was not legally a .senator because of his apyoinhiienl by Ihe governor, who has insisted lie bail authority to make the appointment. Lawyers said since Mr. Gulciisolm'i vole was needed lo pass the Nybei-R bill, its validity is in doubt. Although asserting the Nylierg tax works a hardship on bith (lie retailer and consumer,' Mr. Oliver said he believed legal action contesting (lie acl should he filed by Ihe people as a whole and not by a .small group such a;; Ihe betr dealers, - • - -•••••". • Aircraft Plants and Arsenals Hum Military Orders Are Largest Since. Days of the World War WASHINGTON.-- (Vl'i -The aircrafl industry is booming anrl e'mploymenl in shipyards and arsenals is mounting as the result of the largest army and navy and foregin orders since Ihe World war. Aircraft and engine plants have unfilled orders aggregating more than 300 million dollars. It is a common belief that the first subjects of television will be motion pictures, since they are considered iJc-a! for tele 1 :_:^i! ti-aii^mLiijii. Hope Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER ZB r, cooler in cast portion Monday night; Tuesday fair, and wrmer m wesl portion. jj-OPE. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1939 GAS PRICE 5c COPY RIEFS ARE Mangled Body of Youth Discovered on Railroad Here Body of J. C. Morgan, 22, Found Half Mile West of Hope NO INQUEST IS HELD Officers Believe Youth Fell From Freight Train A father, who Sunday heard report:, of a fatal accident on the Missouri Pacific lines west of Hope, went to 'li-rndon-Coi-nelius Funeral Home and identified Ihe body as that of his •on, ,!olm Clayton Morgan, 22. The body badly mangled, was found shortly after noon Sunday about half a mile wesl of (lie Missouri Pacific depot. The discovery was made iiy a Missouri Pacific engineer. Apparently young Morgan, who came o Hope with his father. M. L. Morgan, from llarrisbnrg about six months ago, bar) mcl death late Saturday nshl or early Sunday. Sheriff C. K. Baker and Police duel Sweeney Copeland investigated .M theory that young Morgan may have not foul play- -but later discounted ihe theory when they were unable lo find any indication of murder. Sheriff Baker was of the opinion that Morgan had been to Texarkana and was returning lo Hope. He .said Morgan had a pass on the Missouri Pacific and that the absence of it from Ihe victim's clothing might indicate that he had lost it and caught freight train back to Hope. The sheriff said that a knife, comb and eight cents were found in Morgan's clothing. Coroner J. H.; Weaver said he had made an investigation of the death and' could find nothing (hat would point to foiml play. The corner said no inrpiest would be held. The body left Hope Sunday night for Harrisburg where funeral services were to be held either Monday or Tuesday. Il was understood here thai the victim's mother and other relatives livd at. Harrisburg. Young Morgan and his father came lo Hope about six months ago. The elder Morgan i.s assistant road master of Hie Missouri Pacific lines. The son worked under his father. He Rode It Out ST. JOSEPH, Mo.-WV-O-n April I, 11)11, Richard Johnson drove the first intcrurban car on the St. Joseph-Savannah run. And recently he look die last car over the route before the inauguration of bus service that will succeed the electric cars. MIND YOUR MANNERS ». M. HBO. W. •. PAT. Test your knowledge of conert Rocial usage by answering the following questions, Ilipn checking against the authoritative answeis helow: J''ear guides more lo duly than gratitude.---Goldsmith. It. is vain thought lo flee fiom HIP work that God appoint,'," i/.s, for the sake of finding a greater blrw;- ing, instead of seeking it where alone it is to be found—in loving obedience.—George Kliot. All profound affection admiU a sacrifice. — Vuuvenui g!ic- s . He who is great when he falls i:; great in bis prostration, and is no more than an objecl of L'oiilempl. than when men tread on Ihe. ruins of sacred buildings, which men of piety venerate no loss (ban jf they stood.---Seneca. Conduct is the great profession. Behavior is the perpetual revealing of us. What a man doe;-, lell:; u.-, what he is.- K, D. Iluntington Well has il heeji said that thcio is no grief like the ui irf winch does not speak.—Ldiikfell'ivv. Christian faith is nolhinfi ebr? but Hie soul's venture It ventures lo Christ, in opposition (o ail legal lPrrnrs.--W. Bridges. Tine love's the gift which God halh given, to man alone beneath 1he heaven.—Waller Scot I The seeds of our punishment aic .Sown at lite same time we commit the sin.—Hcsiod. To trust God when we have so- ciirilie.s in our iron chest i.s easy, but not thankworthy: but, to depend on him for what wv cannot :;ee, as it is more hard for man to do, su it i.s more acceptable lo Grid.—Kcltliain. Doing the will of God loaves me no lime for disputing about his plans.—G. Macdonald. Man is made not to question, but to adore.—Young. Sin is never at a stay; if we do not retreat from it, we shall advance in it; and the further on we go, the more we have to come back.—Barrow, Brother of Mrs. T. L. Cook Dies in Illinois Mrs. T, L. Cook of Kmmct has rc- oeiv'T now.-, <,f the death ol her In-other. Butler Biady, (li), at his home in Shipman, 111., Sunday morning. The funeral service will be. hold Tuesday at Shipman, III. Willard McDowell Hurt in Accident Sustains Broken Back and Ankle in Logging Mishap Witl.inl McDowell, about a, sustain- d a Inol-.'.n back ;md ankle in a logging accident Saturday a t the nion oawinill company plant at Pat- Hi' will be incapacitated for a per- od of ilnce io ,;>; months. Dr. L. M. ile, In:; phy.-.ician. rcporled. X-ray photographs made at the office of Dr. l,il<- ami Dr. Young shower) tli;i( hones attached lo Ibe spinal column \vcre broken. The photographs al.,o revealed Hie fractured ankle. Mr. McDowell. HIP ;,on of Mr. and Mis. VV. :-,. McDowell of (he Spring Hill eoiiminnily, w.-c, removed lo (he boim> of Koy Craine. ['.',22 South Main street. H was reported fro,,, ||io Craine residence th.-il, Mr. McDowell WHS unloading |oi;.s Cnim a (ruck when one of the l/(t;,s bniincivl, .striking him on Ibe back anil ankle. 1st Methodist to See Christ Film Sacred Mo v ing Picture to Be Shown Here Wednesday, Thursday The people of Hope and vicinity arc invited ( o First Methodist church, mi Wednesday and Thursday nights Angus) 2;» and ?A. at R p. m . to see the new and beautiful motion picture film of the "LIFK OF CHRIST," and the "PASSION PLAY,' depicting the story of Je.su;;, from (he nativity to the ascension. which i.s baser! upon, and patterned after the world-famous Freiburg and ObcM-ammergau "Passion Plays" of Europe, and which was actually filmed in Kiirnpe. the Holy Land, and Egypt, at a tremendous cost. H is be- "iifi broughf Jiri-e hy the National Bureau for Religious and Educational Films. A co/nnlrlr ,-„„( ;ip(iropri,i(e musical score will he played throughout | ne enlirr film. ,,i, speeial sound equipment, renrodijciMS Kf/me of fhp world's choicest orchestral, organ, and choral music by famous composer:;, blending i" with (lie mat!iiific;ent scenes, which portray, in authentic and historic fashion. the ],,fe, Crucifixion, and Resur- reclion of .fnsiis. 'flip film was produced in Knrope, Palestine and Egypt, ••iivl has won the profound admiration antf approval of more, than one thousand of the largest churdip.s in the United Stale;; and Canada, bavins been (.'.xlnl-,it"i( (,, more than one million people din me the |Kist two years, many limes In overflowing audiences. A spiritual and reverent atmosphere is established ; )n d mainfamrd lluough- onl the entire pi oyi a'm' and leaves the audience m a meditative, prayerful. iml heart ..•.(•arrhniR mood, provoking thought ronrernme Hie reality of the ("'lirisli.-m piini-iples m their daily lives. The Mm i, ,uie of unusual beauty, and has hiH-ii highly prai'ird wherever il has been shown The public is invited. and field-Is an- not required (o gain ndmission A free will offering wiil \K taken to asiM in defraying expenses. - - —»» » .»- ..... „-. Lion Voluntarily Its Wells 'lnih; Ii'iwji Production Over Wrrk-l'Jid Peml- Ail; -The (.1011 Oi Ui-fmmi; rump, m*,' volunteered to sus pend production 10 its !i? wi-lls in th ./noes -:aii,| of Slmler field until (i p. m Monday, pi-ndinn outcome of its sui against the Arkansas Oil and Gas Com mission, following a liearios Saturda on a cr'v.--.-.complaml brought agai the company by the commission. Tile surprise 'move interrupted heariot; by Chancellor W, A. Speei- the i oiim-.i . •.inn'.: petition for a co order to force, the I, Km to abide by yeneTHi .shutdown decree which w into offcd on all Aikansy:, cnnU-o fields Thursday The commission ier|uesled the or after Lion obtained an injunction venting state police from enforcing the. shutdown inst - on ourt (he went ollcd rder pre- The ol.lest known fossils are found English Are Told to Leave Warsaw; Crisis for Europe French and British Cabinets Called to Meet Tuesday POLES AT FRONTIER Match Germans With Reinforcements, as Europe Tensely Waits WARSAW, Poland.—f/P)—The British embassy circularized its nationals in Warsaw ir, general terms advising thin to leave Warsaw as soon as possible "in view of the considerable danger of a rupture in Polish-German relations," a reliable informant said Monday. Italy "Hands Off" ROME, ftaly.—(^(—Premier Mussolini refrained Monday from giving any indication that be would intervene with a plan to avert possible war over the German demands for Danzig. British Cabinet Called LONDON, Eng.—(/P)—A. decision lo hold a full British cabinet session Tuesday coincident with the French cabinet meeting indicated Monday that an important joint action impended in the grave European meeting. To suggestions that Italy "save peace" by intervention in the Gci'm'an-Polish dispute, well-informed Italians answered that she would follow the policy of the Rome-Berlin axis, French Cabinet Meet PARIS, France.— UP)— Premier Dala- dier, after a long talk Monday with British War Minister Leslie Hore, called a meeting of the French cabinet for 5 p. m. Tuesday. The meeting undoubtedly will consider King Leopolds call for a conference Wednesday to discuss a peace plea to the larger powers, but informed French sources emphasized that "France is in no mood to make Brussels another Munich." WARSAW, Poland —(/P)— Poland was said Monday to have sent troop reinforcements toward her frontiers facing Germany and Slovakia as a general precaution against, similar increases reported to have been made by Germany. Belgium {tellies Small Ours BRUSSELS, Belgium —(AV- 'Hie government of 37-year-old King Leopold of Belgium, often hailed as potential mediator of Europe's troubles, Monday suddenly invited the ministers of six small powers to rush here by airplane and join Belgium in a plea lo the larger nations of the old world. The conference will meet not later than Wednesday. The nations invited were: The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. It was understood here that all had accetped. German— Russian Treaty MOSCOW, Russia —(/Pi— Announcement here Sunday that Germany and Soviet Russia had signed a long term trade and credit agreement threw a bombshell in the midst of military staff talks with France and Great Britain. Under the agreement, annuonced over (he Soviel arido, Germany will S. H .Sl, a » u oo? f for°'= years at five per cent interest for purchases of German goods in the next two years. It also provides for sale by the U. S. S. R. to German $72,000,000. This agreement possibly is a pri mary cause of delay in the militar. negotiations of Britain. France and „, ,. 1Ilvil ,, , 3tol a concea £ d RUSS.B. It came as a surpnse m n)1 The ,. B foreign diplomatic circles although ''] OP pellv Im-env „ ..,* !-.. '['I,,, f|,j c k c t FDR's Face Tetls.Story of Year/ These .pictures show a year's change Ih President Roosevelt' teft 6 battle-weary chief executive, showing apparent signs ol fatisue puts signature on one of many bills passed in closing hours bw rebellious 76th Congress. Thence to Hyde Park, N Y to rim many more. Right—a year ago, almost to the day-* tested! (full-faced, cheiUy Boosevelt, as he returned from vacation flshSS trip in Pacific.' Shushan Indicted in Louisiana Probe Four Others Held With Him for Alleged y 2 Million Graft NKW ORLEANS —{fP}— Abraham L. Shushan, powerful Louisiana politician and former close associate of lluey Long, was indicted Monday by a federal grand jury here along with four oilier persons on charges of using (be mails /.o defraud in a questioned New Orleans levee board bond refunding transaction which he. allegedly received ?132,7-10, Named with the former president, of (he levee board were Robert Newman and Marvin Harris, Jr. members of the prominent investiment firm of Newman. Harris & Co.; Herbert Wag- uesjwch. member <>f the levee board at the time of the transaction; and Henry Miller, an accountant, all of win. allegedly rhared in the $4D6,- 000 lee paid in the refunding. $4$CburFK Assessed Monday Approximately 30 Defendants Face Charges in Municipal Court within' two Teare of "goods"vllu'eTat ™^. ""f j ng * 4 ^ ™* ,ssed against .j720000nfl 6 appioximately 30 defendants when arraigned in municipal court Monday on various ' . The Kn-gesl fine was $50 on a charge was known negotiations were under way. Us efefct on (he siaff talks was unpredictable immediately but some observers believed it marked an ef- fedive barrier fo any Soviet alliance with Britain and France. Reports of a snag in negotiations between (be Soviels and the British- French missions heightened when foi Ihe (bird successive day representatives of the three nations failed to confe'r. Sources close to (lie visitors said they merely wanted to rest after an arduous week. However, they declined to discuss a official news commu- nique. issued Saturday stating 'real disaccordance" exists, presumbly over Uie position of Finland and the Baltic states in event of war. Nazis Hail Resources BERLIN, Germany —(/Pi— Germany and Soviet Russia have concluded an important trade and credit treaty opening Russia's natural resources to (.Continued w: Pj.se Three) r Westerman. drunkenness. Robert Stnmghter, Horace Smith, Wayne Vine? and R. E, Tiiplett entered pleas of c,nilly to drunkenness. Each Helas Atkms forfeited $10 cash bond for drunkenness. John McCloiiylin, James Wcsl, Au- cusla Andrews. Tom Scott and Parker Walker entered guilty pleas to dis- tuibnm ihe peace. Each was fined $10. Carl Si iong was fined $5 for disturbing the peace. Alien Stuart and J. T. Thomas were lined $S and sentenced to a day in ,iai! for Ihcfl of Iwo automobile tires valued at .>[) from Sulton & Collier. Stuart and Thomas also entered pleas of giully to theft of an automobile tire. tube and wheel frcfcw Hope Furniture Co.. valued at $9.75. They were fined ¥25 and sentenced to a day in jail. Johnny Lee Cantley was fined ?25 (Continued on Page Three) Brooks Hays Is to Resign, Is Report Change Impending in National Committee Post, Newspaper Hears LITLE ROCK — (/P)— The Arkansas Democrat said Monday it had learned from sources believed to be reliable that the resignation of Brooks Hays as Democratic national committeeman for Arkansas is expected to be announced within the next few days. Hays could not be reached for comment. Six Children Are Bitten by Dog Here Test Is Being Made to Determine If Dog Affected With Rabies BULLETIN Di. H. B. Linker, veterinarian ol the Hope pet hospital, received a telegram Monday afternoon from (he Hygenic Laboratory of Little Rock which said that examination of the dogs head showed (hat i( was "positively affeded with rabies." The telegram read: "Examination of dog's head positive for rabies." Dr. Linker advis'd all persons b!((eu by the dog to immediately get ui touch with (heir family phy- sican. Dr. Linker said (he list of persons, including himself, would reach nearly 20 persons, most oi whom ate children of Hope. Police Chief Sweeney Copeland said Monday that at least a half dozen children of Hope had been bitlen by a dog. which, after being put up for a day. went into a fit Sunday and died. "We don't know whether the dog was affected with rabies, but a labatory test is being made to find out." Mr. Copeland said. In the meantime, Mr. Copeland urged children not to play with strange dogs. Whether other dogs around town had been bitten by the one that died, could not be learned. a. Cardiff, Eng.. holds the record -. mong British cities for large families. The city has six couples with 20 or more children and more than 20 others with 15 to 20 children. Heaven knows $11 a week is little enough in these times. — Wage-Hour Administrator Elmer F. Andrews. Scoff at Theory Loss of Industry Would Hike Rate 'Adding Industries Didn't Cut Rate, Losing- Them ' Won't Hike It" COMPANY~REPL1ES Ark.-La. Co. Asserts Ce- iment Co. Owns Half of Proposed Line LITTLE ROCK.-(VP)-Th e City of Hope charged in its brief filed with, the State Utilities Commission Monday that the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas company "has been quoting cheap gas to everybody except the people of Arkansas." The brief, prepared by L. Carter' Johnson, traffic expert, and E. P. Me- Faddin, atorney, both of Hope was presented in support of the application of the Louisiana-Nevada Transit company for authority to enter southwest Arkansas as a competing distributor of natural gas. The commission concluded a lengthy hearing last week on the application, and fixed September 1 as the deadline for briefs. The Louisiana-Nevada company, an Ada (Okla.) corporation, has contracts to furnish gas to the Ideal Cement company at Okay, Ark., the municipal Water & Light Plant at Hope, and the Hope Brick Works, now customers of Arkansas-Louisiana company. . Johnson and McFaddin described the 'contention of the Arkansas-Louisiana company that the loss of industrial customers would penalize its domestic consumers as "the finest example of shedding crocodile tears that we have .ever seen."-..-,. • -•.-^. : . ....'.••^1-,. Hope's Reply '•>" ' "Every rate in Arkansas is higher. : than the rate in any other state," the Hope brief said of the Arkansas-Louisiana schedules. "Taking on industrial consumers has never resulted in lowering the domestic rate in the past, and losing these industrial consumers will have no effect on domestic consumers now." The Arkansas-Louisiana company in a brief prepared by Attorneys H, C. Walker, Jr., and W. C. Fitzhugh of Shreveport, La,, replied that "hi reality the present industrial rate for gas being charged the city (Hope) is too low." "The testimony,' they said, "is clear that both Hope Brick Works and the Water & Light Plant are doing an exceedingly profitable business under the gas rates now being charged by the in- tervenor (Arkansas-Louisiana company. "The City of Hope is able to build municipal buildings, stadium, parks and many public improvements out of the earnings being made by the electric plant, and the suggestion is made that the city could virtually operate without taxes. "All of this is based on the advantage given the city in low gas rates for use in the electric generating plant. It follows that Hope is getting an undue preference over other cities and towns in Arkansas not having such a rate advantage." The Louisiana—Nevada contracts with Hope and Okay interests provide a rate of lOc per thousand cubic feet. The Arkansas-Louisiana company formally offered to execute new contracts on the lOc basis. Johnson and McFaddin Monday pictured that offer as "a fine example of llth hour religion." 'The public has hafr no relief from high gas rates of the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Company for over 20 years," they asserted. "All of the profits have gone to the stockholders and not to the people of Arkansas. Now is the tmie for this commission to swing the door the other way and let the people of southwest Arkansas have a chance to be benefited from chsap gas at our very uack door." Cement Co. Is Backer The Arkansas-Louisiana brief said the hearing had brought out that the Charles and C. K. Boettcher interests of Denver, Colo., owners of a chain of cement plants including (Continued on Page Three) Rehearing Denied in Waterbury Graft Case WATERBURY, Conn.-(,?>)- Judge Ernest Inglis Monday denied the motions of Mayor Frank Hayes and 13 others asking him to set aside the verdicts of a jury which last week Convicted them of conspiring to loo! Ihr- Waterbury city treasury of more ih..a a million dollars. Cotton NEW ORLEAA 7 S.—(yPi—October cotton opened Monday at 8-80 and closed at 8.81-82. Spot cotton closed quiet and ur,-» changed, middling S.SS.

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