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Bruce Catton Says: Gannett Fears New Deal Paves Way To Dictatorship Hy ItKUCK CATTON NBA Wusliliigtnit Correspondent HOCHESTER, N. Y. — There aren't many men in America who arc more bitterly denounced by the strict New Dealers than Frank . Gannett, publisher of a thriving chain of New York newspapers. -•- — — ft) It was Mr. Gannett who first scent- Bobcats To Report For Grid Practice Friday Afternoon Squad 01' More Than HO Candidates Includes J'-l Lettennen A 12-GAME SCHEDULE Bobcats To Open Season Against Haynesville September 15 Mope High School's fo Bobcats will report to Coach Foy Hammons Friday afternoon, September 1. to begin first practice for the 1939 season. Coach Ham'mons, beginning his 21sl year a.s an athletic coach, his .sixth in Hope, expects more than !)() candidates to report, including M lel- terrncn. Prom last year's squad he will have: Backfield—Jimmy Daniels, quarter Hoy Taylor and Bobby Ellen, half- hacks, Charles Ray Baker, fullback David Colcman and Sunny Murphy halfbacks. Linemen •• Captain Joe Easnn. end Norman Green, end, Wesley Calhoni and Major Simpson, tackles, Thomas Quimby. Mike Snyker and Tommy I Turner, guards. Hill Bundy, center. Reserve men expected to make strong hids foi' regular posl.s Jncjude: Guards--Curtis Breeding, Mack May. Jack Br.-idshaw, Hoover C'iuson. Centers—Wilton Jewell and V/illiam Taylor. Tackles Elmer I'mtle, J. S. Om- way. Jr.. Paul Kesner. Ends-Lny Ward. J. D. Jones. Dale (.Mark. Foy llatiimnns. Jr. Backfield- Todi- Coleman, Sleffey. Hope Star WEATHER Arkanxux — Partly C/OIM/I/ Tuesday niyht and Wednesday; sliyhtly warmer in extreme north portion Tuesday night. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 274 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY cd perils in the New Deal court-cn- arging program, in its government rc- irgnni/.ation plan, in its spending bill. ['"urlhcrmore. he organized oposition to them and heat them. And because he has been one of he most articulate and effective of h New Deal's foes, it seemed well ivorlh this correspondent's while to pay lim a visit. Now. it happens that Mr. Garn- let, is neither a crusty reactionary nor i blind Rooscvclt-halcr. Instead he is 11 thoughtful, sensitive person who li.slikes the present drift in world md national affairs and thinks it's up to him to do something ubout it, according to his lights. Whether he is right or wrong you can decide for yourself. He'll Tight Rciictlonnrlcs First of all—what is this business of liberalism, anyway? "Liberalism," he says, "implies an open-mindcdness, a readiness to change A liberal, fundamentally, has symapthy for the mass of the people; he wants a world of things a.s they ought to be, and is ready to change the things we have—if he can thereby gel something boiler, "First of all, he wants the freedom of the individual. He doesn't want to be regimented or oppressed, cither from Washington or from anywhere else. "I'll fight any reactionary swing. Tli men who framed our constitution were not conservatives. They were liberals; they stood for the freedom of the individual as contrasted with the oppressive government regulation they'd known in Europe. "So, 1 say the constitution is the greatest liberal document ever penned, and I contend that we who defend it are liberals just as were the men who framed it. "1 \vent to Knrope a few years ago. and I saw the dictators ami the men who live under them. I was so impressed by what I saw. by what it means In be. deprived of the liber- lie:; we have had, that I came back thinking that no American could ever be content to live without those liberties. Since then 1 have devoted a SECOND GERMAN NOTE Underground War to Be Rule in Europe 1 lalliburton. Jimmy Sinuns, Lost by gniduation ftu'm' last years squad include Dean Parsons, .Tack r'ulkorson. Jimmy Tjiylm :> '" ~''ny Samuels ' (Iinm* Sepli'iimrr l.~> The Bobcats will play a 12-game schedule, opening against the. mighty Golden Hurricane team of Haynesville, La., at Hope the night of September lii. This game is expected to attract one of the largest crowds, if not tolaltaran regime, the largest, of any home ga'm'e during the 19119 campaign. Early estimates point to a crowd of '1,1)01) to 5.000. The Bobcats opened the season against Hayuc'.sviili! l;i.sl year and won a sensational battle, 9 to 6. at Haynesville. After that defeat, Haynesville went through a successful season 'and was barely nosed out for the northern Louisiana championship. Early reports indicate that Haynesville will bring an equally strong team lo Hope this season lo open the grid campaign for both schools. The IIK19 Schedule This year's schedule, complete with the exception of one game, is as follows: September lj—Haynesville, La., at Hope. September 22—Smackover at Hope. September 20-Hopo. at El Dorado (conference battle). October (i—Walnut Ridge, at Hope. October 1,'i -Jonesboro at Hope (conference game i. October 20--Nashville at Hope. October 27—Hope at Ca'mden (con- fc I'crence gamei. November o Hope at Blylhcvillt: (conferenco gamei. November I!/---Hope at Pre.scolt. November 17 Clai ksville. at Hope (conference game I. November 2'.\ or 24--Texarkana, Ark., at Hope (tentative!. November lill- Hn|.e at I'me Bluff Jermany Receives Unyielding English Sote;PromptReply 3erlin Doesn't Disclose Hitler's Second Note To London SHOWDOWN IS HERE British Keep Stiff Posture —Guarantee Poland Unconditionally BERLIN, Germany —f/P)— Adolf Hitler Tuesday night handed to British Ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson Germany's answer to the British statement o£ position toward negotiation of the German-Polish crisis. The contents of the note were not disclosed. great deal of time and money to the attempt to preserve this rich heritage." How are those liberties principally threatened in America today? In two ways, as Mr. Gannett sees it. First, by the fact that—in his belief —the great tendency of the New Deal program has been to concentrate increasing power in the hands of the executive, upsetting the old system of hecks and balances and—to an extent, at least—paving the way for a Even more important, he feels, is the fact that our continued depression is increasing the economic pressure on the mass of the people. "In Europe," he remarks, "due to intolcrabcl economic conditions, the people .sold their birthright for a mess pottage and their liberties for a loaf of bread. If we don't change economic conditions here, the same forces arc apt to saddle us with more and more dictatorial powers." Vet, the economic problem, Mr. Gannett believes, acnnol be solved by any government which opperatcs — as he believes the New Deal docs on a so-called scarcity program. He denies thata America has reached its last frontier, its inherent rich- less, its active and ambitious people, ts tremendous productiveness in all fields, give it a limitless succession f frontiers. And this man feels that if the country can come to recognize (french, anil the Germans to save themselves from each scmbly gallr other. The cutout sketches show how armies will live guns. (10 and fight below ground in the next war. On the French Kitchen. ( . side: (1) Sunken road lo cnlr.'wice. (2) Connecting sal- Ammunition Icry. (3) Armorc-d steel partitions. (4) Periscopes, (5) tank. (18) . (8) Heavy gun casements. (9) Machine Observation post. (11) Barracks. (12) Power plant, (14) General stores. (15) mag-azine. (16) Hospital. (17) Water Underground hangar, (19) Underground Confesses Of Russian Dancer Youth Of 20 Admits Murdering One Girl, Attacking Two Others LOS ANGLES, Calif. -(IP)- U. U. Blalock, dcpty district attorney, said Tuesday DcQuitt Clinton Cook, 20, iirrcsled as prowler, had admitted slaying Anyla Sosoyeva, Russian dancer, and attacking two other young women. "I don't know exactly why I did it—about revising, I mean," an officer quoted Cook a.s saying. 'It was some kind of uncontrollable impulse." The blonde dancer was found on the campus of Los Angeles Cliy college early this year. that fact—and .well. act on it— all will Mississippi Goes To PollsTuesday Harrison Backing Conner, And Bilbo Supporting Johnson Array Loses Grip On Reins In Japan Friends Of U. S. and Britain Take Over Control Of Government Canal Defense Is Not Adequate Now Kaiige-Finders For Anti Aircraft Guns Built During World War WASHINGTON —i/T.i- Coincidental with Ihe disclosure that more United Suites troops arc to be sent to Panama at once. Senator CUirk, Idaho Democrat, declare Tuesday that there is ;ir. "ama/inK lack" of modern military equipment in the canal /.one. "They are using anti-aircraft rangefinder", that were made during the World war," he said on bis return from a trip to the canal. Increasing the Canal /.one garrison In 2-1.01)0 men is one of the objectives of Ihe national defuse program. JACKSON, Miss., — f/f'j— Two .seasoned Missippi office holders, one backed by Senator Pat Harrison and the other by Senator Theodore Bilbo, closed their gubernatorial campaigns Monday and awaited the voters' choice in Tuesdays run-off Dinocratics pri- CRANIUM CRACKERS t.'onimemnialive Days The current hubbub about the changing of Thanksgiving dale calls l» mind a number of other ..late and national holidays, (-'an you tell the date and the purpose nf the following ecu n moral i ve days'.' J. Labor Day. 2. Pan American Day. '.',. Columbus Day. 1. Memorial Day. ii. Confederate Memorial Day. I). Labor Day Answers on 1'iitie Two caragc. (20) Tank trap. On the German side: (A) Heavy gun casement. (B) Connecting gallery. (C) Underground railroad. (D) Elevator. (E) Control room. (F) Troop quarters, recreation and living rooms. (G) Tank barricades. (H) Barbed wire entanglements. <J) Anti-aircr?Jt guns, to ..—,,..:—.„„... .„..„... | O By NBA Service Both France and Germany believe ley have thrown such a shield of ortifications between them that nei- ler will be able'to invade the other cross what was in 1914-18 called the Western Front. The French Maginot Line, built at . cost of $2,000,000,000 between 1929 nd 1936, and named for the War Minister under whose supervision it was 3Ggt/n, runs from the Swiss -border past ;he German frontier and up along 3elgium. It is a series of underground fortifications, interconnected, with great strongholds at strategic points like VIctz, Belfort and Verdun. In front of these positions are wire, tank Lraps, and prepared fields of fire. Behind them in the stronger parts of ;he line are two or even three reserve lines. Bombproof, gas-proof, slock with food, water, and munitions, heavily armed with all kinds of guns bearing on carefully-ranged fields, it is believed that these fortifications make an ordinary infantry advance almost Steel entrance (o German "pill box," one of the latest pictures made inside the Siegfried line facing France. O . The Germans, like the French, have set up complete living as well as fighting quarters in underground border forts. * The successful candidate will be the next governor, for the Republican vote is negligible in Mississippi. The candidates are former Gov. Marin Sennetl. "Mike" Conner (1932-36) fai rison's candidate, and former Congressman Paul B. Johnson (1919-23), vbo has Bilbo's support in the cam- laign in which the third-term pos- iibililies of President Roosevelt fail•d to become an issue. The run- iff campaign has hinged mainly on >rson;ditis. Johnson led Conner by 23,794 votes n a seven-man race three weeks ago, ,mt Conner is believed to have picked up strong support among voters who gave Stale Hcprsentativ Thomas L. iBailcy 58,987 votes in the first pri- nary. More than 300,000 votes were expected to be cast. Johnson polled 103,099 votes. Conner 7!).i!llj in the first primary. Five eliminated candidates collected 125,080 voles which become the deciding factor Tuesday. The result will have an important bearing on re-election of Bilbo next year, and the makeup of Mississippi's delegation to the 1940 Democratic national convention. Should Johnson win, the delegation may be strongly pro-Roosevelt with Bilbo actively advocating a third term. A delegation in which Harrison held m flueiice might be as strongly on the oilier side for Harrison has not forgotten the majority floor leadership fight he lost after the president's "Dear Albert" letter to Senator Barkley (Dem. Ky.l Bilbo cast (lie deciding vote against his colleague. Gov. Hugh White, bucking Conner, is expected to enter the race against Bilbo. TOK.IO, Japan ~(/V)— Gen. Nobuyuki Abe, 64, n moderate called from three years' retirement, began TUK- day constructing a new government, to carry out tb isolationist policy to which Japan turned after Germany cocluded he non-aggression pact with Soviet Russia. Emperor Hirohito Monday night called on Ahe (pronounced Ah-Bch, without accent) to form a cabinet lo replace that of Baron •. Hiranuma, who resigned because of the empire's about face from - the -old foreign policy— symboli/d by the Japanesc-German- 1 ta lin ant i -Comm intern he and his ministers championed. With Japan's attention centering on Soviet Russia for any possible major move against Manchoukuo or North China, Abe faces a difficult, task in keeping clear of international complications which might threaten the Japanese campaign in China. A former inspector-general of military education and once acting war minister, he also faced the task of maintaining a middle domestic course between extreme nationalists and liberals. The latler favor friendship with Hit- United States and Great Britain, a policy toward which Abe was said to be inclined. Observers believed immediate steps toward conciliation with the United States would be taken. Growing concern has been manifest in military circles over Washington's abrogation of its trade treaty with Japan—a move which carried an implied threat of an arms embargo. These sources bclievd, howver. thai Farm Leaders Open 3-Day Meeting Here ID Counties Represented At Farm Security Conference Seventy-five Farm .Security •epre.scnlalives of tin Administration fron 1!) coiinlis in southwest Arkansas are ittendinu a three-day district crm- 'erencc at the city hall, under the iupervi.sion of Frank Horsetail, dis- rict supervisor and Mrs. Mary lin- »e, district, borne supervisor. fti addition to the scvenl.v-.fH'c. county officials, which include county jansas commission lo co-operate in de md home supervisors, their assistants and chief clerks, the following jional, state and district officials attending the meeting. the anti-British campaign had gone too far for an immdiate shift, although gradual slackening in his drive was expected. Predictions uf such changes of pnlics were based on Japan's obvious ; prehension lest Russia! taking advantage of her isolation from the present European crisis through the pact with Germany, might attempt to block Japan in the Far East. A Thought Christian faith is nothing else but the soul's venture. It ventures to Christ, in opposition to all legal terrors.—W. Bridges. Rumor Of Hot Oil In State Denied State Commission Chairman Denies Any Knowledge Of It EL DORADO, Ark —(/I 1 )— Chairman O. C. Bailey of the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission said Tuesday in response to an inquiry from federal officials in Louisiana thai the commission had no knowledge of "hot. oil" being produced in Arkansas. ' . U. S. Attorney Harvey Fields o Shrevcport last week asked the Ark- Slight Damage At Lumber Co. Plant British Stand Fat LONDON, Eng.—OP)—Prime Minister Chamberlain told a tense but cheering that Great Britain had again made plain to Adolf Hitler its determination to fulfill obligations to Poland, and, he added, "The issue of peace or war is still undecided." "We shall hold fast to the line we have laid down," he declared, "We still -wil hope, and still will work, for peace," he went on soemn- Ly in a speech of only 16 minutes duration. He also announced that the whole of the British fleet is now ready to take up its position in the event of war. Without disclosing the details of the exchange, Chamberlain declared that "We still will hope, and still will answer" to the communication from Hitler, and said, "We have made plain our obligations to Poland will be carried out," and, " At this moment the position is that we are awaiting Hiter's reply. Optimism in Berlin BERLIN, Germany — (IP)— Optimism spread in Berlin Tuesday afternoon afteri Adolf Hitler's reply to Great Britain's crisis note was reported dispatched by air to London, and after entirely unofficial and unverified reports were heard that the British were willing to consider "conciliatory and far-reaching "solutions for the Polislv German issue and European, problems generally. In London, a foreign office official described as "fantastic" and "a 100 per cent lie" a report from Berlin sources that the British not to Germany represented a virtual agree- impossible as long as they are intact The French line, is soo as Belgium border, to prevent another invasion across the Belgian plain and into France. How far advanced these fortifications are, is not accurately known Similar precautions have been taken to extend them also along the Swiss border, in case an invasion or flanking movement should be attempted through that country. Thus, from the Italian border to the sea, France has attempted to secure her frontier with a fortified line that would indefinitely holt off an invader and furnish bases for an advance eastward if that should be in the ment with all of Hitler's demands. Shaving House At Gunter Mill Scene Of Noon Blaze Belgians in Appeal PARIS, France —(/P)— King Leo- poland of the Belgians and Queen Willhelmina of the Netherlands were reported Tuesday in a quarter close to the French foreign office to have offered their "good offics" for an effort to mediate the German-Polish crisis. The monarchs of the >two powers, his source said, made offers to France Britain, Germany, Italy and Poland. France was repolred to have replied with a prompt acceptance. (Continued on Page Three) termining with reference to oil al- lowables whether thces allowables had been exceeded in the Shuler field and other south Arkansas producing areas Hudson Wren, state director; H. K.I'"-' 1 "' lllc Louisiana line, jvorcheck. regional (arm manage- Fields .said he bad rcee.vcd mlorma- D ment. specialist; J. D. Hannah, .slate farm .specialist; H. W. Ballard, state farm management specialist; Mist Martha Dinwittie, assistant regional director; Mrs. Wilson, regional assistant chief of home management. Mayo Tnili.s. assistant adininiostral- ion .specialist. Mrs. Billie McCraw, assistant administration clerk. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and plan the work of the Farm Security Administration in these nineteen counties in southwest Arkansa.-, I for 19.10. Among thii.,e on the piugram !'» Tuesday are. C. P. Bo.id. district farm debt adjustment supervisor; V. O. Collins, chief of loans; A. M. Rodgers, regional chief rural rehabilitation: Arthur Gables, regional chief of farm adjustment and John M. Hewitt, state specialist in debt adjustment. A miniature lightning rod placed in lion lu this effect. Robert V. Williamson To Be Buried At DeQueen DE GUEEN, Avk. - Robert V. Williamson, lit), member of a pioneer DeQueen family, died at his home in St. Louis Mo., Sunday morning. Mr. Williamson, who was in business her for a number of years, wad born and reared in De Queen. He is survived by three brothers, Roy and John Williamson of this city and E. R. Williamson of New York City, and four tisters, Miss Pearl Wiliiam- i-on, superintendent of Do Queen schools, Mrs. George Scroggins, Oklahoma City, Mrs. E. B. Liudsey, Abernathy, Texas, and Mrs. G. C. Lefner, Chicago. 111. The body will arrive here Tuesdaj morning and funeral services will be he'd at a funeral chape at 10 a. m The shaving house of the Gunter Lumber Co., plant, 422 East. Division street, was slightly damaged by fire at noon Tuesday. The shaving house is of'brick structure and the blaze possibly started company officials theorized, when a fan blew a spark into the shavings. Damage to the roof of the building was estimated at $25. The company used two hose to extinguish the blaze, with the aid of the Hope fire department. Earlier in the day the fire department made a run to the lumber company to extinguish a fire that had started beneath an automobile. Fireman said little damage to the car resulted. SilveTShiifHead Is Flayed By Dies Investigator Calls Pelley "Racketeer Equal Of Capone" WASHINGTON —(/Pi- Chairman Dies of the house committee on un- American activities called William Dudley Pelley. Silver Shirt chief, Tuesday a foreign agent and "a racketeer the equal of Al Capone." Dies also said the Asbville (N. C.) publisher of anti-Semetic literature '<i dictator of an organization with more than 5,00 members." MIND YOUR MANNERS T. M. RCd. U, •. PAT. OF I*, hair is one of the standard modi- with the Rev. E. D. Galoway officiates! practices in Korea. ing- The force of gravity on the moon is unly one-sixth as strong Mr. on the earth. Test your knowledge of. correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below. 1. Which is correct. 'Miss Jones, Mr. Smith" or 'Mr. Smith, Miss Jones. ?.. Would it be I'ovrcrl. fov a woman introducing her son-in-law to a.ti old friend to say, "This is Dick, Mary's husband'",' 3. Should a girl of 2!l rii-e when she is introduced to a woman of (id? / 4. If you arc introducing a young woman and a middleagcd man, whose name is spoken first'.' 5. When you arc introduced, should you says, "I'm delighted to know you" or "How do you do"'.' What woud you do if— You are introduced to a person for the third time. Would you — (a) Acknowledge the introduction if the other person des? cbi Say, "1 believe we have met, before'".' tc) Say. "How many times am 1 going to have to be intorduced to you before you remember me?" Answers I. Miss —Jones, Mr. Smith. Z. Yes. 3. Yes. 4. The young woman's. 5. How do you do" is the one response that is always correct. Best "What Would You Do" solution on your feelings. British Says "No" LONDON, England — (ff)— Great Britain sent to Adolf Hitler Monday a momentous message described in usually reliable quarters as aiming at a definite "showdown" 'in Europe— preferably by negotiation but by war if he should choose that course. The government maintained the strictest i-ilence about the nature of the communication sent in reply to one received from Hitler last Saturday. But the impression was that it re- flated British policy in terms which eft Hitler these choices: J. Agree to negotiate the German- Polish dispute in a peaceful atmos- ihere and in a manner giving assurance hat Poland's independence would bo respec'ted both in any settlement <md afterward. 2. Enter also into negotiations with Cheat Britain and other powers for :i general political and economic settlement which would restore normal conditions to Europe, allow nations argc and small to live in peace, mid insure Germany reasonable "living space" for her people. 3. Postpone any decision on his claim, against Poland for return of Danzig and the French Corridor to Germany . 4. Or face (lie combined forces of Great Britain. France and Poland if he attempts to settle these claims by force. Parilment was summoned for another emergency session tomorrow to liar speeches by Prime Minister Chamberlain and leaders of the opposition. But unless there has been some rcs- (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS -(.-Vi- Oelobci cot ton opened Tuesday at S.02 mid closed at S.MJ. S.57 asked. Sjiot cotton close dbteiiuy eight points higher, middling 8.S6,

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