Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 25, 1939 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, August 25, 1939
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Bruce Catton Says: 'Massachusetts Citizens Put Tax Protests Into Action. Another column from Boston ns Cation continuc.i lii.s American lour. BOSTON.~Cmco upon n time Boston harbor got all messed up with fresh tea because Jhc Massachusetts taxpayer figured he was lacing imposed on. . . (. ,, LICWPV HH HOP/lllO Alger Hero, Pays Home Town Visit the Massachusetts taxpayer has never finite forgotten it. And today he is on the warpath once more—disguised this time, not as an Indian, but as an ultramodern pressure group. All of which is by way of saying that the taxpayers here have found a vay to make an effective protest against the rising (MX burden. They Owo.sso, Michigan, Hails " rc , cloi !' K jl "I"' 01 "-' 1 ' (lle M«K, ac hu S cti s net , is- ,,. •*.,, ' „ Federation of Taxpayers Associations, Inc., which is a pretty cumbersome title bul which stands for a .vm'ooth, efficient organization that has half the politicians in the stale scared to death. As its name implies, the Federation is a co-ordinating and aclivizing body for a flock of local associations—about 200 of them, right now, with the number steadily rising.- All For KcotHiwy Each local association is a voluntary irgani/alion of taxpayers who have "Smart Kid" Who Rose to Fame in New York HE WAS A HUSTLER Old , But Observers Wonder About 1940 Plans combined their forces to do two tilings B.v J. E. niNGWAIJ, NKA Service Special Correspondent OWOSSO, Mich., — "That smart little ~ *"' *••*"" *"• «-*-^ <" •-*" t.»vi/ i.juj^.-, Dewey kid" is back in the old home —investigate their local town or city town, visiting his modest mother government and see where it can save and swaping stories with the old ' "~ '" " " timers who knew him long before noney, and see to it that the local rcp- iiuiu-i.-, wiiu miuw iinn long rjciorc rcsentalivc in the slate legislature relic became New York's racket-bust- mains properly aware of the great vir- ing. criminal-chasing district attorney Uic of economy and G. O. P. presidential possibi- ' " lity. Dcwcy excels to see "some gentle- tary. Some •JO of (lie larger ones mammon from Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa" lain paid secretaries. And the Fcdor- who "know something about poll- nlion itself—supported by the subscriji- tics. Primarily, however, the visit is lions and dues of the 200-odd locals- just an old home week. _ n . . r\*;^|JS ci (JUKI sum 01 The happiest person, of course, is in oBston constantly. Mrs. George M. Dewey, who has .seen her Tom but H few limes since , , ,, .-, " . — -~ nisi o a, w scr .e left Owosso lo start Practice of ing lficis |, lt j vc ,,,„„. 8 C X Ck '" 19 ' a* 10 bllls file " 1" of all, with scrutinizing all pend Kach one of the A widow! she l^slx^n'hvmg^ukOy' ^l iT '"'" '", "r" i*"*' 0 ", ?/ UlC bocoming a bridge expert while she CK ' K ". '" C> , was 1slllcll « c ^ cfully " heard about her son's becoming an ^ 'f ! l «'"»«'"«! »nytlii. 1K that would export in his profession. l)0asl ti>xc * "'"'• l! S ' J - lf '< w « s <"*"'<-Mrs. Dcwcy is as proud of Thomas E. Dewey as any mother could be—• but she's never boasted. Writers can't get im interview with her; she believes Tom .should do all the talking for (Jie family. Each Sunday she attends services at Chirst Episcopal Church where Tom was confirmed, where lie later sang in the choir. Young Tom was Hustler Dcweys old frincds haven't seen ( Tom in some time. Most of the attorney's previous visits here have been kept secret. But they remember him, all right. They hung that "smart little kid" Ing on him. Take J. Edwin Ellis president of a local stove company, for Instance. He started a Dewey scrapbook when Tom was appointed assistant federal attorney in New York in 1931. He's still clipping and pasting; the little hook has become a huge volume. Persistence and persuasiveness arc ((Ualities Tom had as a boy, says Mrs. ' Pearl Puver, communtiy society editor. She recalls a day when Tom w.-is selling weekly magazines on a house-to-house basis; "I told him I didn't want a copy, but he launched into such a sales talk that I had to buy in self defense. When Tom went out, my employed said, 'Keep your eye on that boy; he'll amount to something some day." Earl Putnam, a farmer, remembers how Dewey worked on his place in 1918. He paid Tom $20 a month and I his board, found thut he picked up farm chores quickly despite his "green ness." Tom took the job partly to condition himself for a post on the high school football team. He didn't make the team—but he did learn fanning . He rolled fields, cultivated corn, helped Pulnman bring in his extra large crop of wheat. W. A. Seegmillcr is Owosso's postmaster, a job Tom's father held at the time of his death 12 years ago. For 2(i years, he was the town's Boy Scout master. "Tom was one of the brightest boys in Hie troop," Seegmillcr says. 'He learned quickly, obeyed orders, and passed every test. If there had been Mich a thing as an Eagle Seoul, in those clays, Tom would have been one." Skipped Music for law Dewey's visit here recalls that he originally wanted a musical career. The .story is tojcl by Ward Jonks, with whom Dewey toured Europe in an » old Ford car in 1925. "You know, Tom won a scholarship for a musical career. Suddenly, how- vcrxtty til Michigan. He went to New York with the idea of preparing tor a musical career. (Suddenly, how- over, he decided that, all musicians were temperamental, threw music in HIP ash can, and took up law." Born here on March 21, 1!I02, Tom JJewey grew up as an average youngster who never missed a day of school during a l.'i-ycfir period. One old f friend at Die Deweys says Tom attributed this record lo Ihc fact that he was unlucky enough to be sick only mi week-ends or holidays. In 191!>, he graduated from the city liig/i school, John Afutson, a classmate who now operates a local grocery says the class voted Tom most likely to succeed. "He was a determined young man wlio usually got what he set out t" get" thus Nluson explains the ballot. CRANIUM CRACKERS Assassination, fires, floods, financial panics, yll have taken their place among American history's great dates. How many of the following events with their dates do you recall from your study? Give jears, and months if possible. 1. Assassinations: President Lin- ci'ln, Garftdd and McKinley. 2. Fires, at Chicago, Boston, and Baltimore, j. Flood; at Johnstown. Blizard: at New York City. Earthquake: at San Francisco. 4. Three i.-mjor U. S. financial panics An, v.trt on Page Tvo In the smaller places, all of the work of such associations is purely volun- kccps a paid staff of 21 people on duty These workers concern themselves, first it was soYn't!- thing the state could do without. After study conies lobbying. And licro the Federation really shines. H has a ncfficicnl staff of legislative agents, for one thing. More important, e-fire method of stirring up trouble for a legislator back home. It keeps a most exhaustive set of records on votes. Every so often, it will send lo each of its member associations a table, showing how the representatives from each district voted on each money-spending bill, and showing also whether the Federation itself was for or against that bill. The local paper usually prints this table. In any ease, the members of the association get it, and arc urged to telephone, call on, or write to each legislator who voted for anything the Federation disapproved of. Pressure Where ft's Needed As a means of putting on Die pressure, this adds up to as neat a political device as has come on the scene in a long ti'nic. U docs two-things; it makes the taxpayer tax-conscious, and it make s the legislator taxpayer-conscious. One of the Federation's pet projects is to have enacted a 2 per cent sales tax for the financing of relief costs. The money thus raised would be distributed to the cities and towns on a basis of need, with the provision that any city which increased its local budget over the average for the last five years would suffer a proportionate cut in its share of the sales tax money. This bill has been twice defeated by the legislature, but the Federation is still hoping. Another pet project is streamlining of the state government. Norman of reducing the si/.e of the legislature, paying special attention to the unicameral system made famous in Nebraska. A report on this will bo made before the legislature convenes again. A Thought He who is great when he falls is great in his prostration, and is no more than an object, of contempt than when men tread on the ruins nf sacred buildings, which men of piety venerate no less than if they stood.—Seneca. " Hope Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 271 WEATHER Arkansas ~- Partly cloudy Friday nnjhl aiul Saturday. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1930 PRICE 5c COPY BERLIN CUTS WIRES AS GESTURE OF WAR Quit Regulation, Favor Competition * r TJ •!• j rv i i in Utility Field Louisiana-Nevada Transit Co. Files Its Briefs in Gas Case NEW POLICY CITED Applicant for Gas-Line Permit Refers to Vast Federal Projects LITTLE ROCK -I/I',- The Louisiana—Nevada Transit Company told state utilities Commission in its brief Friday that for the past six years the federal government had indicated a desire to encourage competition in the utilities field. The brief was presented in support of the company's application fora permit to build a $.HO,000 gas distribution line into .southwest Arkansas from the Cotton Valley, Louisiana field. The Arkansas-Louisiana CMS Company, now serving the territory, is protesting the application. Briefs Filed All written argument had been filed Friday and commission attaches indicated the state regulatory body would start deliberating on the case about September 1. With a decision to follow within a few days. The Louisiana—Nevada • • briof was prepared by Stale Senator Tom Anglin of Holdenville, Okla., and W. A. Dclaney, Jr., Vernon Roberts, both of Ada, Okla. "Die history of our government for the past six years has indicated its desire to get sway from monopilislic tendencies and encourage competition, thereby bringing cheaper fuel, water, and a few of these instances is to mention the Tennessee Valley Authority. Grand Coulie Dam,' Dennison dam and Grand River dam, all of which projects will be truly in competition with public utilities serving those areas. The federal government has unquestionably shown by its legislation Three Months Test of Relief Stamp Plan Loads Table With Fruit and Vegetables in uiu sune government. JNorman -i^u,.«,,„,.,,,,, n nuvvu ny n-s legislation MacDonald, executive director of tbc aml hy its action that it has drawn Federation, recently announced that '' m '"- v lro »> '_''c idea of regulated mono- the group would study the possibility ', y ' HK hcin S impracticable and that f rrrliKMniT ilm *i™ n t iK« i n «u.i.,!,,..„ " lo Present theory pursued is Ihr . ^ ... theory pursued is Ihc theory of competition. Since that is the only effective way to bring cheaper- fuel and fiowcr to tfie i'lg . The Louisiana — Nevada company chiireed the Arkansas-Louisiana with dilatory tactics", an "effort to delay dOL'i.sjo/i," ;,,, f | ;ifi a ( (om| ,( ((J "force extensive litigation." Hope Defended Attorneys attacked the briefed contention of the Arkansas-Louisiana "'fit industrial ivile.s charged at Hope were too low, and today's brief said (Continued on Page Four) Girl's Health Is Improved With a New, Better Diet Here is Explanation of U. S. Plan Tried Out in Rochester, N. Y. WIDELY APPROVED Stamps Issued, Families Use Them at .Stores of Their Choice By JOHN DOUOIIEKTY ROCHESTER. N. Y. — "Fried potatoes, onions !ind coffee made up our best supper for two years. Now we bnve eggs, butter, fresh tomatoes, peaches, and pears on the table almost cvcrynight." Thus, Mrs. James Hickey, 32-year-old mother of ;i typical Rochester relief family, voices approval of the government's food stamp plan, after three ful experimental monllis here "Our 8-year-old daughter, Mary El- James flicker len, has been anemic in the years my husband has been sick and out of work," says this wife of an unemployed canal-worker. "Since May, when we began getting better food through the orange and blue stamps, her checks have been rosier and she feels a lot better." Plan Stretches $12 Alloivance Onc of 1,000 Rochester welfare and WPA fa mi lies benefited by Ihc Department of Agriculture's plan for les- .scnning the farmer's burden of surplus crops the Hit-keys now sit down to much better meals. Before May Hi the family spent. $12 a month of their welfare check for food, relied on Federal Surplus Com- morlitic.s Corporal ion handouts of flour, potatoes, and other staples for the rest. Now they buy ?!2 worth of orange stamps, good fn rany food products, and got six dollar's worth of blue stamps free—imo for every two orange (Continued on Page Four) Mary Ellen Hickey: her health improves as stamps bring her more and better food. .Mrs. Tames Hickey: prepares fresh fruit and vegetables instead of canuaed goods now; Commodities Bought >d Stamps The Mickey dinner table today. Onions, tomatoes, cabbage, beans, peaches and" butte7wern h^i,*" with food stamps. It used to be fried potatoes, onions aud coSee, outter were bought r«r» n e H s r Geoige Dewey: fog. Rex. . 19J5 to p,,,.,,,. r l,w ,„ , h c b,§ wty . u York District Att <™ Thomas E. Dewey; his mowr whom neighbors called "that smart little Dewey kid " left Owosso to He returns tor five-day visit » prominent racket-bu ter and identiaJ possibility. Tight Containers for Garbage Urged Dr. Don Smith, Health Officer, in Pica to Foot! Handlers Tight-fitting cans or containers are necessary lo keep down odors and flies from garbage and refuse, Dr. Don Smith, city health officer, said Friday in warning persons handling food and food products. Lid.s over Iho cans or containers should fit. snug ;.md tight, and the cans should be emptied as often as necessary fir promotion of health conditions in Hope, Dr. Smith said. "Persons whom this notice concerns, are urged take notice and help ii), keep the city clean and protect the health of our dl.'zcns and children." Dr. Smith said. Ice C'icani Suppti In an effort to raise money lor lii_ r !>! ing the church, Old Liberty community citizens will sponsor an ice creajn supper at the community church Saturday night, August 2li. The public is invited. Envoys between enemy tribes iu Australia are safeguarded by special decorations painted on their skin. Donkey Baseball Will Be Repeated Larp,e Crowd Views Vird Game at Pm-l< Thursday Night lkmk< y bMtcball. which crowd .it Fair Park Thursday muht, will he repeated Friday uitV' when liie Brui>cy-hvry .soft ha 11 lt;Am will meet a picked Icum "f "Bnm-.-.j-Bus- The Hope High bchooi banrl will Hive a SU-minutc concert, stnrtini; at 7:,'!(l o'clock. The game will be called Gather Data for Refunding Appeal Governor Prep a ring to Ask Supreme Court to to Reverse Decision (Continued on Page Three) - i/l'i - A f.,,rr ot. ,id- iiuni..liii(jnn rlf'il;.-. :>nd .--loir'arapliprs Marti-'l rumiilinr; data Fi uUy from the spcivliuv >''f i-tali..':-; records on loHislation nf p;,M yean, in which the Vdk\- of appointeil members of the legislature fiqun'ci. Some III.MM-III.X sprcnlali-d that this data would bo us-J by Governor Bailey's Mdnneys in their brief ask- i Continued on Page Ihrce) Students Going to College to Be Photographed I;3O Sunday A!) itudenti. in thr 'lope liadt- temtoiy. iiu-lm-hm; HempMcad wi Nevada counties, who are gome, away to college this "fall are asked to meet on the Hope city hall lawn at 1:30 -.'clock this Sunday afternoon August 27, when The Star will make tlu-ir picture. There is no charge whatever. Each year at this tune the newspaper makes a picture of the local students who are going away to «choo) whether they live in Hope. Prescott. or other neighboring cities—and publishes it simply as a matter of local news. The Eiar wants as large a turnout as possible—at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. August 27. Germany to Act, , Is Meaning; U. S. Citizens Head Home London S t e am e r Offices Jammed as Americans ' Book Review NO WAR~SAYS F. D. President Doesn't Think Crisis Requires Summoning Congdess Bulletin. BEJRUN--AP-A11 normal communications with New York, London, Danzig, Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich and presumably other foreign centers, were cut early Friday night indicating events of first magnitude were u n d. e r, way. The fact that Hitler Friday afternoon successfully received British, French, : Italian,/.and Japenese ajtt- bassadors indicated he told ' them he would act. It was announced officially that all German commercial vessels mjust remain in German harbors or return to Germany at once. By the Associated Fress . • Persistent reports of efforts to press, Poland into a peaceful settlement of Germany's demands Friday kept, alive Europe's hope of escaping war. In Berlin, talks of a new peace offer in the German-Polish conflict were renewed when news spread throughout the capital that British Ambassador Sir Neville Henderson had been closeted with Adolf Hitler in the early afternoon. In Danzig, semi-official Nazi sources asserted two Polish soldiers were shot and killed near the Polish- Danzig border. Polish officials were unable to confirm the report immediately. Meanwhile, competent sources expressed the belief that Germany had decided to postpone military action at least for one more day, Britain Backs Poland In London, British Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax aEnnounced a formal agreement of mutual assistance between Great Britain and Poland had been signed Friday at the'British foreign office. In Rome, Mussolini gave no indication of what consideration ha might give an earlier appeal by President Roosevelt to prevent war. After hours of tension, these were the significant events: 1 Two classes of Italian reservists were called to the colors, boosting Italy's total men at arms to about 1,800,000. 2. Authoritative reports reached Berlin that Soviet Russia had exerted pressure at Warsaw for a "peaceful" settlement of the German-Polish quarrel. 3 France urged Poland to give Germany no pretext for border incidents either by providing an excuse for charges of maltreatment of Gei-mans in Poland or otherwise. Authoritative sources in Bucharest said a non-aggression pact between Hungary and Rumania "is nearly ready for signature". If there is true diplomatic observers said it would, be another triumph for Nazi diplomacy. Americans Coming Home LONDON, Eng. -Of,- Paying cabin ciwss prices for cots in steamship aiscs, thousands of Americans were trying to scramble home Friday fiom war-threatened Europe. In London, steamship offices wera jammed, tnd American tourists crowded into the American embassy lor (Continued on Page Four) Cotton NEW ORLEANS -{JP'i— October cotton opened Friday at 8.74 an4 closed at 6.71-73. Spot cotton closed steady 13 highc.-, ni'ddiins 8.P6.

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