Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 24, 1939 · Page 1
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Bruce Catton Says: New England Depression Eases as Factories Hum TlrJs Is iwothcr of, Bruce Cnton's "on tour scries, BOSTON.—Native Yiinkcc caution never deserts Iho New Englamlcr. Conditions that would make a ttiid-wcstorncr glow expansively and predict a year of pretty good business will lead the New Englamlcr to admit only lhat right now things aren't too bad. Then he'll add thai ho isn't at all sure about next month. So you can't say business men here ^ggiPushesUX~ Louisiana Probe Despite Threats •COarc optimistic. They arc freely ad- milling, however, thai right now things aren't loo bail and some of them fin-get lo add the gag line about next month. Which means more than a mere rise from the low of the cuncnl. dcpress- inn; for New England hud a pn- vale depression of il ;i own long he- lore the big I!I2!I crash look place, V™.. »,, .. ,. . and the fact that depression i:; pretty Young Attorney Relishes wcii licked now is good news any ."Big Game" Hunting.. """' for Politicos HAS A FINE RECORD Prosecuted Dawes' Bank-Exposed Millionaire Tox-Dodgers By MASON DIXON NKA Service Special Correspondent NEW ORLEANS, La — In the face .Sam's probe to the bottom of graft and corruption. Suicide of Dr. J. A. Shaw of the stale conservation department robs him of a star witness in prosecution of political monarchs. His "hot oil" investigation is stymied by refusal of a Dallas, Tex., court to sign an order for removal of Freeman W. Burford, oil millionaire, to Iviuisiana. But Roggc hasn't given up the fight. Assistant United Stales attorney- general in charge of criminal pio- .•iecin-itioiis for the Department of Jus- lice, he sign.s his name O. John Rogge, because so few people know that Octpe is prouiunmccii .something like "Otcha. 1 More Ihan six feel tail, weighing 2IX) pounds, bespectacled, he is a terror lo crooks. And he particularly likes "big game" hunting. Louisiana got a taste of his courage recently when one day's mail brought, him two death threats, one of them containing (wo cartridges and the news that the underworld had put up $18,000 for a gunman to kill him. Instantly Roggc announced that, though his plans had been to leave New Orleans for a couple of weeks on other government business he now was staying right here. Prod licet of Illinois Frank Murphy, United States attorney-general, who picked Rogge to .spearhead the attack on Louisiana's graft, vice and crime, never saw the man, never even heard his name, until five months ago. O. John Roggc came out of Cass county, near Sprinfiekl, 111. He grew up on the farm, attended the state university. - . .--.At 18 he was the youngest graduate in his class, At 21, he was the youngest Harvard Law School graduate, with an honor record. He is only 35 He started practice of civil law in Chicago, made a success of it. He shifted to Washington, was even more successful. He became an authbrity on taxes. flic government first sought his help a post-card mess in in untangling oration. The had loaned millions to Charles Dawcs collect from stockholders for the benefit of bank depositors. He and trade treaties arc damaging to this his associates ran down 4000 of fiOOO section. stockholders, filed thousands of suits, "They may hurl some particular lines and help others," he remarks. "If they result in greater prosperity for got judgements fur $10,000,000 and cs and help others," he remarks. "If $8,<550,«99 cash. Then a congressional committee, pro- Transameraca bank case. This led York World's Fair last, week were i. r „ .. f I-../-, r-. . .., nyr.... i /"* r-"....ii...» t.i....... n/i.... f A lo a conference among SEC, Depart ment. of Justice, and Treasury Department officials. Frank Murphy sat . Mrs. J. C. Carlton, Hope; Mrs. C. A Yont/., Washington, D. C.; Cary Carl.. --,—* —. '""• K ; 'l>i r ' Wly, South Dakota; Mr. at thai conference, listened while Rog- and Mrs. Ben P. Haynrs, Washington ge drove home a point, later sent for D. C., formerly of Hope, him. '1 like your slant on things," Murphy lie offerer! Rogge n job .... his assistant. He took the oath of office last Juno. On July 15, he war, ordered lo lead federal forces into the Louisiana HICKS. A /'radii-iil Leader Mrs. Hoggc and the children Gcne- vieve and Herman—came lo New Orleans with him. The family now occupies an apartment in the New Oilcans garden district. Rogge is a practical, fearless, energetic man. He has checked on the reports of FBI men, has picked those he can trust. His confidence hasn't been violated yet. He has welcomed information from the humblest citizen to Ihe highest. lie has dispatched veteran invesli- gutinrs In follow every clew. Nobody knows exactly how gleal a force lie has at his command—but il is large. "It's u healuiful indictment!" he exclaimed, as he handed to newspaper re porters the indictment of Richard W, Leche who, up to June 2(i, was governor of Louisiana. Rogge makes many plane dashes from New Orleans to Washington for huddles with Attorney-General Murphy. On a recent return trip lie was met at Die New Urlcuii.s airporl by a squad of reporters. They asked him about the newest development— from Washington. 'Decency, honesty, clean government have the green Jight iji Louisiana :.aid Rogg. "Thai's the news from Washington." It begins to look as if they had. And O. John Rogge is Uie cop who has turned the red light against the forces of corruption. A Thought All profound affection admits a ^Jt; if Ice.— V way yon look at it. Textile J'laiiLs .Shut JXnvii New England industrialized itself uhcad of the rest of the country, and as the rest uf the country caught up wihl it, a lot of New ' England industries migrated away. This has been most notably true of textiles, but to an extent il has been true in oilier lines also. All through the early twenties New England's business was going steadily downhill. In the middle twenties New England started a counter attack. The of her six slates gol lo- ., Council, an advisory and co-ordinating body which was lo be, and is, .supported by subscriptions sold to busines men. Its first president was John S. Lawrence, ii former textile manufacturer, and under his guidance the organization went to work. It tried, first, to gel all the data it coulil on what the problem really was, and next to figure out some solution. The symptoms of Ihe problem WLTC nil Inn visible—-empty factories in cities and town. 1 ; all over the area. A part of the solution seemed to be per.suade industrialists that these factories were still perfectly as-able mxl ihnl New England's supply of skilled labor and her transportation facilities wen; valuable. assets. Somewhere between I'Jffi and 1!I30 the long process if inigralion was slop- peil, .-ui,l :,m<:e (hen New England has slowly been winning back the lost ground. Uiiild Nr\v I'ai-tmies During Ihe lasl thu-e years, lor instance more than M.()i)(l,l)()(l square feel of idle factory space has been returned l active Hope Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 270 JWKATHER Arkamafi—Fair U, partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 24, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY CHAMBERLAIN TELLS COMMONS IT IS WAR Roosevelt Pleads Gilbert Company vw-va.Mw. «K . __ use. In addition, $38,000,000 worth of new factory construction has taken place. A large amount of idle space remains, to be sure, and in some cases empty factories which mi^ht .still be used are being torn down si'nrply lo save taxes and unkcep; but the Irene! has been reversed, and although today, New England shares in Ihe nalional depression her own private depression is being conquered. Charles ,F. Weed, vice president of Boston's First National Zank, and present head of the New England Council, says lind the present business outlook would be quite .salisfaetody if two uncertainties could he removed —uncertainty about the European .situation, and uncertainly about what the gentleman in (lie While House is going to do. It is (he latter uncertainty which he considers Ihe more damaging; and he believes lhat busincss's objection to (dc new ifcal is more a maf.- . - . .. . ter of the administration's general RFC, under Hoover, attitude Ihan of any specific New Deal, act. He docs not, for in- bank in Chicago. Rogge was asked lo .stance, share the rather common New f 1 / 1 * I !/»*»( fi'Mro i:t rtt'lrftif-ilrlni-i? /V»f» i It ft 7**M rr) 'iurl fitti fi.m t i,,.J i}-. „ .. : * England feeling that (he rcciprocol ....... the county as a whole, New Eng- bing income tax evasion schemes land will share in il ami be better by the wealthy gol Roggo lo help off." tl'(pm. He dug into what he calls "incorporated pocketbooks." He exposed such tricks as incorporating Local Citizens Attend yachts, companies formed in the disguise of country estates, many othci shifty pieces of footwork. The Securities- and Exchange Com- Among Ihe Arkansa/j.s who visited nission grabbed Roggc for its great the Arkansas Exhibit at Ihe State Exhibit at Fair With Italians to Arbitrate Crisis U. H. Ambassador Gains Audience With Italian King Thursday A CRISIS~TN ASIA Japs Unload 6,000 More Troops Against Shanghai's Foreigners WASHINGTON —</lv~ President Roasevcll vent-wed Thursday his efforts to avert a European war by appealing lo King Victor Emmanuel of Italy "to formulate proposals for a pacific solution » fthe present crisis," The president sent word to Ihe king llial if the Italian government could do so "you arc assured of the earnest sysmpalhy of the United States." Ambassador William Phillips, on arrangements made by Mussolini and Foreign Minister County Ciano, had an audience with the king and presented (he president's message oraj- ly> , The text of the communication was made public here by Secretary Hull. The president lold Ihe king: "It is my belief and that of the American people that your majesty and your government can greatly influence the averting of the outbreak of war. Any general war would cuiiac to suffer all nations, whether belligerent or neutral, whether victors or vanquished, and would clearly brink devastation to the poop las and perhaps to the (governments of some nations most directly concerned." Japs Reinforce Shanghai .SHANGHAI, China —(/P)— Six thousand Japanese soldiers were reported Thursday (o have landed in the Shanghai area in preparation for "some action" against the International Settlement, which is garrisoned by nearly !),00fl American, British, <incl Italian soldiers. to make Albert For.stcr, Naxi parly leader in Danzig, Ihe Free Cily's chief of stale. This means lhat Arthur Greiser, wlio hitherto has been head of the little stale as .senate president, ceases to be the chief excutive. Some sources interpreted (he elevation of Forster as an indication that he would have dictatorial powers to perfect the demand reunion of the New Free City with Germany. Is Low Bidder on Hope-DeAnn Road Bids $22,407 on 4 Miies Grading, Surfacing, and 1 Bridge HALF MlTLlON BIDS State Highway Commission Receives 100 Contract Offers LITTLK ROCK -(/!>)- The State Highway Commission Thursday received more Ihan 100 bids on approximately !••• million dollars worth of construction work and equipment needs. Apparent low bidders by jobs were: Hcmpsload county —Grading, gravel surfacing, one bridge, on four miles of the Hbpe-DeAnn road, Gilbert Smith Construction company, Ml Ida, ?22,4(/7.<B. Donkey Baseball BeginsS o'Clock Hope High School Band Will Give 30-Minute Concert Tlie Hope High School band will parade in downtown Hope Thursday afternoon to help advertise the Donkey baseball game to be played at Fail- Park at 8 p. m. The band also will give a 30-minulc concert at the park Thursday night. The donkey baseball game begins at 8 o'clock. In a brief ceremony Mayor W. S. Atkins will make a short talk and pitch the first ball. Players will bo composed of business and professional men of Hope. A second game will be played Friday French night between the Bruner-Ivory handle team and a selected team from .. . ,, . the Hope softball league. Nazi Meads Danzig DANZIG —M 1 )— The Danzig senate in solemn session Thursday voted Jewish manufacturers in Australia have formed a commit tec In slop "sweating" or exploitation of Jewish refugees here. U. S. Prosecutor in Louisiana Deilh threats—one a letter containing two cartridges—only spur 0, John Rogpe to drive deeper into Louisiana's political »candals. 5,105 Jobs Filled During Month July Nearly 4,000 Jobs Made in Private Industry, Report Shows "A lolal of ri,10, r ) jobs were filled in July by the Arkansas Si;ilc; Employment Service in addition lo its work of accepting claims for unemployment insurance. Of this number,' 3,881 placements were made in private industry, an increase of 1,8)3 over (lie number for July, 1938, 1 " acording to reports made public Thursday by D. Palmer Patterson, director. "This increase was due chiefly In improved palrnnagc of Die .service by employers. Particularly marked was the number of jobs of regular duration," said Mr. Patterson. "During July this year X.'! jobs of a permanent nature were found, which was almost double the number last year in (his classification. Of (he total placements, -Via were professional, clerical, and production workers, and highly skilled craftsmen, with the remaining jobs scattered over nearly one hundred major types of work." The Hope office of the Arkansas State Employment Service, located at 201 East Sccoivl Street, serves Hempslcad. Hnwanl, LaFayellc, Nevada and Clark i'otcison, local job placements in —Reprint—• 'Would You Mind Carving That in Granite?' les. manager, this July .showed an im-iease of cent over June. per Camp Alton Enrollees to Have Dance Friday Kiinilles .if Camp Alton will rnlcr- lain their guests anil friends with a dance this Fiiday night at the recreation hall on (lie camp grounds. Music will he furnished by Pike Wilson's negro orchestra of Hope. Tho dance is part of the celebration of Ihe fointli birthday of the company. The public is invited. Spring Hill to Hold Community Singing A community singing will be held a( Spring Hill church south of Hope Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1:30 o'clock. Several quartets have been invited. State Of fers Books Hempstead County Trained Librarian Would Be Required by State Commission Alfred Rowlinson, executive secretary of Die State Library Commission of Little Rock, told a group of citizens of Hempstead county Wednesday that the stale would give the county $5,400 worth of books, if the county would furnish a librarian, a place lo house Ihe books and find means to distribute the books over the county. Under the regulation of the :,(a(c library law, books in the county library must be distributed to all rural communities at regular intervals. This cold be easily arrange by civic or school organizations in these rural com munities, or by the county agcnl or Ihe county demonstrator. If the Library Board of the Hope Public library should agree lo consolidate with (lie county library, this $5,41)0 worth of books would be available lo the citizens of Hope ut no extra cost, and the 525.00 a month now appropriated by (he city crjuncil fnr Ihe purchase of hooks cuuld be applied on the salary of the librarian. Since (he Hope public library is now located in the city hall with water, lights and heal furnished by the city, iht; only additional expense lo the county would be the salary of a trainer! librarian. Tin's would be $100 a month. •CRANIUM CRACKERS Hollywood Slavs * ~~ Hidden below are the names of six moving picture stars. Rearrange the jumbled letter to form their first and last names, and identify (he type of character (hey best portray. 1. S1OLU WAYDARH 2. NAN RELSANH1 3. KJAC NEYNB 4. KEGN1G KEGSOK 5. MJYMI YEGNAC 6. NEATEJET ANDAMCOLO . oil Page Two Lion Loose; Ship Is Without Guns Clyde Beatty's Circus Sends 2 Trainers to Im- perilled Ship NEW yoilK -in')- The S. S. Amazon, off Cape May, N. J. Wireless- ed Thursday lhat a lion had broken loose from a cargo of wild animals hound for Venc/ucla, and thai the ship hail no guns on board. The coast guard quickly messaged the ship it wou'M send a boat with two lion traiiier.s from Clyde Bcally's animal circus to meet Ihe Amazon at point below Cape May. Owen Nix Given Trip to New York Hope Auto Co. Employe Winner in District Sales Contest Kind Motor company aiuioiinrrd clay that Owen Nix of Hope Auto company, pavts pannel operator, was the winner in Ihe sUth annual merit club con test. Mr. Nix wa.-, the high-ranking salesman on genuine Ford parts in the six slates area comprising the Memphis district. The award was based entirely on sales. Mi-. Nix will receive a free (rip (o (he Now York World's Fair. Melon to Be Sent to World's Fair Will Be Displayed in Arkansas Exhibit in •New York A ISS-jjoimd Triumph variety watermelon, purchased by the Hope Chamber of Commerce, will leave here Saturday for New York where it will be „. .„.„„, , UIleot , ullQenl5 w a sp displayed at the Arkansas exhibit at ial press conference set for 12:30 i ho Wnrlrl x- ir-iii- »T . , • Singing School to Begin at Gurnsey _ A ringing school will begin at Guernsey Monday niyht. August 35, under the direction of Euell D. Bond. The- school will be taught each night u( i':4j ajui will continue for three weeks. Persons living in Hope, and who desire to join the school, may get in touch with Austin Franks. Carrol seeds arc so minute that 257,()IH> are pound. required to weigh one the World's Fair. The melon is on display at Monts Seed store where it will remain until Salurday morning when Garland Darwin will take it to Little flock to be placed on a special (rain leaving Little Huck with fair visitors. The melon is perfect in shape, color and is without blemishes. R. P. Bo wen. .secretary of the Chamber of Crtm'mcri-c, said. The melon was grown by (J. D. Middlebrooks. -^»<n» Hope Truck Line Operator Guilty Henry Soinmervillc. Admits Violations of Interstate Commerce Act FORT SMITH, Ark. -i/iv- Henry C. Sommci-ville. operator of (he Sum- mervillc Trucking Service of Hope, plcad-i'd RUilty before Federal Judge Heartsill Ragon Wednesday to charges on 12 counts of operating in interstate commerce without having filed tariffs or obtained a permit from the Intorslatue Commerce Commission. As the result of a supplementary civil suit by the 1. C. C. a consent decree was entered enjoining him from giving interstate service. Judge Ragon postponed sentence un- lil the opening of court at Texarkana September 28. Prime Minister Asks Emergency Powers in Crisis Hitler Demands Free Hand in Eastern Europe —or He'U Fight "PEACE EXHAUSTED" Showdown Due as von Ribbentrop Returns From Moscow, By the Associated Press Bntish Prime Minister Chamberlain told the House o£ Commons Thursday that Adolf Hitler demands a free hand in Eastern Europe and had declared any country which interefered would be to blame for the ensuing war. Chamberlain spoke as Europe moved toward a war footing, and the hour for a showdown between Poland and Germany seemed imminent. United States officials in Great Britain, France and Germany formally advised all Americans to return home immediately. Speaking to a tense house, Chamberlain said: "God knows I have done all possible in efforts for peace." He declared Britain 'finds her- Danxlg Not Taken Telephone calls to The Star by subscribers about noon Thursday mentioned alleged radio reports that the Germans ha dtaken the Free" City of Danzig. The story was with- edout foundation, judging by Asso- ciataed Press reports to The Star up .to 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon," The world's deepest oil wells arc located in the United States. The deepest of the wells is as deep as Pike's Peak is high. self today with the imminent peril of war," and asked enactment of a sweeping 'emergency powers bill", necessitated, he said, *by the gravity of the situation." In Warsaw, well informed sources reported a German patrol crossed the Polish border Thursday morning and occupied an estate about three-quarters of a mile within Polish territory. In Berlin, the zero hour was expected Thursday night after Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop, following, swift conclusion of the Russian-German non- aggression pact, returned from Moscow to meet Hitler. Hear of Polish Tlireat BERLIN, Germany —(/P)— The official German news bureau, DNB, in a special dispatch from Danzig Thursday night, asserted the Free City had been encircled by a mixed Polish division in the south and west, and that the danger of an immediate coup d'etat was very great. The foreign office here summoned all foreign correspondents to a spec- press conference set for 12:30 p. m. No intimation was given of the reason. Britain Is Grim LONDON — (/?)— Moving to place herself on a wartime footing, great Britain viewed grimly the German- Soviet, Russian non-aggression pact signed early Thursday in Moscow. The pact was a blow to remaining British hopes (hat the crisis precipitated by Germany's demands on Poland might be solved peacefuly by a firm British-French stand. Article two, apparently preventing cither of the signatories from supporting in any way a tliird power engaged in war with the other was regarded as carrying gloomy implications to aid Poland if she goes to wax- over Germany's demands. There had been some hope that the British-French front might procure a "benevolent neutrality' 1 from Russia with access In supplies and possibly Icaway for troop movements from the Black sea. The Russian- German, pan. however, it was said, seemed to remove this possibility. Considered Blow to Peace Adolf Hitler's reported statment that Poland musl cither yield to his demands or be partitioned came as a staggering blow to British hopes fo a peaceful settlement. Hitler's demands were reported to include unconditional return of Danzig and those sections of Poland which were German before the World war and. Cotton NEW ORLEANS.—(^(-October cotton opened Thursday at 8.75 and closed at 8.78. Spot cotton closed steady seven points up, middling 8.83. ;

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