Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 23, 1939 · Page 1
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World- Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Partly eloUdy Mon* day night and Tuesday; wanner, fat northeast portion Monday night. VOLUME 41- NUMBER 8 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY Bobcats to Battle Stubborn Camden Team This Friday Five Other Games Are Scheduled In Conference This Week ELDORADO VS. ZEBRA Fort Smith Will Meet Undefeated Russell- villc Friday LITTLE ROCK, Ark -(/»')- Arkansas high school athletic conference teams play each other in six (James next Friday night with the chances good thai some of those now undefeated in loop play will leave that select circle when the shouting's over. The up and coming Fort Smith Gri/./.lics, who polished off the defending Champion Little Rock Tigers last week, take on Russcllville, winner of its only conference game, at Rus- sellvie. Hope's Bobcats, winner of their two conference contests, will meet Camden ill the latter city. Bunion, which was victorious in its first loop engagement will clash with North Little Rock in number two at North Little Rock. Four times victorious Pine Bluff wnl entertain '"' Doradu. Forrest City will play Jonesboro at the latter city and Hot Springs will entertain Clarksville. Little Rock, Fordyce and Blytheville will play at home against non-conference Memphis Central, Fordyce takes on Warren and Blytheville will be pitted against Little Rock Calhoiic high. The Standings Pet. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .759 !s'oo' .500 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .(KM) .000 RED LEADER ARRESTED Idle Talk, Gossip at Beauty Shops Scored LITTLE ROCK -IA>>— Dr. Max Strung of Dallas, Texas told several hundred delegates to the Arkansas Hairdressers and CosmeloliUsls Association's fourth annual convention Sunday night that idle chatter and cheap gossip have no place in successful beauty shop operation. Describing a "charming and attractive personality' 'as the greatest asset of a beautician, he said that "development of the body, the mind and the spirit to the fullest extent goes to make up a charming personality." He said operators should avoid slang and train themselves to carry on an intelligent conversation on any of a variety of subjects. He asserted a modern beautician "must know the dif ference between a forward pass and a two base hit." W| Zaun, president of the Little Rock unit of the state organization, said approximately 5UO had registered Sunday night. Business session will Klart Monday with adjournment sial- cd Tuesday. Alien on Jury No Bar to Sentence * lit OIK Teams Pine Bluff Mope flenton Russellvillc El Dorado . . Lilflc Rock : Fort Smith' North Little Rock. Hot Springs Forrest City Camden Jonesboro Fordyce ... ...' Blytheville Clark.sville leading Player 11 HI III^T* W -1 2 t 1 3 . 2 !• 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Scorers Td Fg L 0 0 0 0 I 1 • T.f 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 0 Tp 26 24 Moore, Bcnlon 4 Taylor Hope 4 Rob Hutson, Pine Bluff 4 2.) Hart, Pine Bluff 2 1 4 19 Rowland, H. Springs ..3 1 19 Ru.sscllvillo 2 1 13 Ellen. Hope 2 0 12 White, El Dorado .... 2 0 12 Forsythe, El Dorado 2 0 12 Games This Week Fort Smith at Russellvillc, Friday night. Hope at Camdci), Friday night. . Forrest City at Jonesboro, Friday night. Clarksville ill Hot Springs, Friday night. Bentun at North Little Rock, Friday night. El Dorado at Pine Bluff, Friday night. College Games LITTLE ROCK, Ark —(/I 1 )— Unbeaten Arkansas Tech runs up against the Hendrix Warriors at Conway next Friday and the sledding looks a great deal tougher for the Wonder Bo.ys from Russellville than it did a week For one thing the contest, one of three (in Hie suite's collegiate program, will be played on the Warrior gridiron and for another the Warriors trolled out a vastly improved team against Arkansas Slate last week. The Wonder Boys go into the game with a record of four victories while Hendrix can claim only the 20-0 conquest of State against three earlier setbacks. Arkadelphia will be the locale of the other two grid meetings. The defending champion Arkansas Teacher Bears, undefeated this year against stain competition, will play Henderson Teachers' Ruddies, lo.se their \;iijl three* times out, in a homecoming lilt to be played in the afternoon. Under the lights, Ouchita's Tigers will have it out with Cumberland University. Arkansas State and Arkansas A and M rest up this week for engagements on November 4. State will take on Union University ut Jonesboro on that date while the Monticello Bollwcevils are playing the Missouri Miners at Rollo. Snake in the Forest FC'RT WILLIAM, Ont.-l/P;-A parasite known as the bud morw is causing more damage to jack pine forests this year than fires ,arc. A survey indicates 70 per cent of the trees in the Lakchcad-Manitoba region are infected. Breed Loses Appeal Arson Case at Ashdown In $12,000 Building Program Started at Julia Chester Hospital Will Be Enlarged to 40 Rooms, New Equipment ' WORK ISUNDERWAY Cotton NEW YORK-I/I')—December cotton opened Monday at X.OO and closod at a.UL'-l'j. MiUJlini; :jpot 'J.j'J. LITTLE ROCK -(/!•>— The Arkansas Supreme Court held Monday that the presence of ;m alien on a murder Iriu) jury not form sufficient basis to set aside a death sentence. The ruling came in tlu- court's affirmation of a Pulaski circuit court decree .sentencing James Charles, Little Rock negro, to death in connection with the hammer-slaying of Fred Angles, 40-year-old truck producer dealer, last February 17. Charles appeal was based on the contention that Robert Andrews, member of the trial jury, was a subject of Great Britain. This information was presented to the lower court in a supplemental motion for a new trial which/ Judge Gus Fullc denied. Liltle River circuit court was upheld in its one-year sentence of Woodard Breed, Hope, on conviction of arson in connection with the burning of an hotel at Ashdown. Tin; supreme court reversed and dismissed a $10,000 personal injury awarded by Clark circuit court against Temple Cotton Oil company to Jack Brown. Brown alleged hu was injured seriously when he slipped and fell while repairing an engine at the eompanys plant at Fulton, Hempstead county, in October, 19^7. The opinion held that the lower court erred in not instructing the jury that Brown suffered no substantial injuries and th;it no negligence on the part of the oil company was shown. 21 Cases Heard by Lemley on Monday 2 Charges Reckless Driving, 1 for fleeing Accident Scene One pcr.son forfeited a $10 cash bond on a charge of fleeing the scene of an accident—and two other persons forfeited $25 cash bonds on charges of reckless driving, the municipal court docket showed Monday. Hosie King, negro, forfeited the ?10 cash bond for fleeing the scene of an accident. Police Chief Cope-land said King's automobile figured in a crash with a car driven by John Burton, negro. The accident occured on the llope- Blcvins road, just north of town. No one- was hurt, Chief Copeland said. H. Rolens, negro, forfeited a $25 cash bond fu r reckless driving i" 'in- other case. John Beavers, white man, also forfeited $25 cash bond on a charge of reckless driving. Other court procedure: Forfeiting cash bonds of $1(1 for drunkenness were: Forest Bain, Berl Sweat, Jim Horn- uday, Robert Singcltun, Will Croc. Frank Maltison, George Mainus, the latter three negroes; Sherman Wilson, W. O. Crane, J. M. Evans Sammy Powell. Sid Hall and Joe Williams, the latter a negro, entered pleas of guilty, before Municipal Court Judge W. K. Lomlcy and drew $10 fines. Roosevelt Ncai, negro, was fined $25 and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a charge of petit larceny. Pat Easter, negro, pleaded guilty to possessing untaxcd liquor and was fined $25. Glenn Kennedy and Henry Gaincs both pleaded guilty to drunkenness and were fined $10 each. Carl Strong, negro, was fined $15 on a charge of drunkenness. ^» • •»_ Mount Marcy, elevation 5.344 feet, is the highest point in New York state. Airplanes were first used in war by the Italians in the Tripoli i-ani- 1-yian "f !!)!!. Plans Call for Second Operating Room—To Be Completed Feb. 1 A $12,0110 expansion program that will double the cubic floor space of Julia Chester hospital and will enlarge it to 41) rooms was announced Monday by officials of the Hope and Hcmpstcad County Hospital Association, owners and operators of Julia Chester hospital. Construction work has already started, the general contract having been let to the fii'm of Simmons & Collier of Hope, the electric contract to Bacon Electric Co., of Hope, and the plumbing work to W. H. Bourne of Hope. The building project is to be completed within 75 working clays—or ready for occupancy about next February 1. Construction plans call for additional rooms for patients, nurses, a second operating room, a glassed-in reception room, an enlarged and modern kitchen with all modern equipment including steel cafjinets. When completed the hospital will have a total of 40 rooms which includes 30 for patients. Facilities for loading and unloading patients will be improved, providing shelter for ambulance service. Profits from Julia Chester hospital are- used for 'maintenance, improvements and charity work. No officer or anyone other than employes of the hospital receive renumcration. Since organization of the hospital association and the operation of the Julia Chester hospital, more than $GO,000 has been done in charity work. Local Negro Dies of Bullet Wound Otha Frierson Succumbs In Hospital—Clarence Noble Is Held Otha Frierson, 25-year-old Hope negro, died in Josephine hospital late Saturday of a bullet wound in the abdomen. Police arrested Clarence Noble, a- boul ,'!fl negro filling .station employe, for the shooting. Noble is held in the county jail at Washington. The shooting occurcd about G o'clock lust Thursday afternoon on South Laurel street. Frierson was shot once with a .38 calibre pistol. The bullet punctured the intestines a number of times. Police^said the shooting was the climax of a quarrel between the two negroes over a negro woman. Noble surremlrcd lo officers .soon :ifter the shooting. The dcnd negro was the operator )f the Black Diamond cafe on South Laurel. To Rush Planes If Embargo Is Lifted May Fly Allied Craft Part Way Across the Atlantic Scenes From Waterloo's $2OO,OOO Fire When Williams Roofing Co. Plant Burned WASHINGTON — (IP) - Spectacular measures to speed delivery of American-made win-planes to Europe 'm'ay be expected if the arms embargo is lifted. (Continued on Page Six) CRANIUM CRACKERS Men and Music The musical instruments these men play arc almost as famous us the musicians themselvc. Can you identify each? 1. Benny Goodman plays this long. tubUir wind instrument. It is usually made of wood, sometimes of metal. 'i. Orpheus played this classic stringed nitiument. to charm Pluto and bring his wife back from Hades in ancient. Greek mythology. ','. The soft tones of this jaw.- agL- instrument made Guy Lom- burdo's style of music famous, but also anger the neighbors. 4. A former president of Poland and one of the Marx broth- rs play this stringed instrument 5. A fellow named Pete gained ronown playing this instrument, and it is now the favorite of jnu- .sicians who must take long march- OS. CM\ Page Two 16 Awards Offered In Fiddler's Test Mayor Atkins to Deliver Welcome Address On November 2 Musicians will compete fur pri/.cs in Hi cvi'iil.s at Die old fiddler'.s runted to be held at Hope cily hall auditorium the night of November ?.. The grand prize- of $10 is offered for the best string band. The program will begin at 7::i() o'clock Entrants arc being invited from 15 counties. The program and prizes: 1. Best Piano Solo . $ l.tm Best Qua.rloll, (Ladies or GOIIIM •i. 2 selections 5 .1.11(1 o. Second Best, (Ladies or Gents' $ l.DIl 5. Best Comical Reading $ 1.00 ' (i Best. Comical Sony .... $1.00 7. Best Tap Dancer $ l-W S. Bc-st. Trio (2 selections . . S .i.Dft II. Best Harmonica S I.(Hi 10. Best Eass, Solo .. . $ 1.0ft 11. Oldest Fiddler S l.Wi 12. Youngest Fiddler $ l.HO 13. Best Trick Fiddler ? 1.00 M. Best All Round Fiddler C! .selections) $ 2.dll 15. j'Jcst String Bund 13 selections) $10.0(1 1G. Second Best Band (3 selection;- 1 § 5.00 Mayor W. S. Atkins, will open the old fiddlers' contest with an address of welcome. M. L. Nelson of Blevins will serve as master of ceremonies. All contesumts in the fiddler contest are asked (o register between now and 7 o'clock Thursday. November 2nd with llic following committee: Charles Rcyncrson, iit Ihc City Hall: T. C. Bryant, Captain of the W.' 0. W. degree loam: John Rigr/iil, clerk »f local camp. Contestants free. A Thought The Delphic oracle .said 1 was (he wLsesl of all the- Greeks, know that 1 know nothing—Soc- Fire broke out in the.Williams Hoofing company plant at Waterloo,-Nevada county, at 10:45 o'clock last Thursday morning, and when these, Hope Star photographs were made at 12:30 the factory was on its way to complete destruction. Owned by J. M. Williams, Joe Martin and W. E. Ducker, with executive offices at Little Rock, the Williams company stands a loss of probably $200,000, with $20,000 insurance, Mr. Ducker told the Star over the telephone from Little Rock Monday afternoon. Mr. Ducker said no decision had been reached on the question of rebuilding' at Waterloo. The plant employed 75 men, with an annual payroll of $100,000 much of which was spent at Prescott and Hope. TOP PHOTO—This shows the warehouse and $60,000 worth of finished roofing stored in it going up in flames. In the background is the Berry Asphalt company plant,'Williams' neighbor, which was'barely saved from destruction. 1-iOTTOM PHOTO—A close-up view of the burning main plant. In the center is the main press, recently installed at a cost of about $10,000. The fire started in the saturation tank, where the composition-paper for roofing is impregnated with asphalt, Static electricity, a common fault in all paper, is believed to have set fire to the tank, the flames spreading swiftly throughout the plant. —Photos by Hope Star Prescott Girl Is Honored at Show Miss Auclry Mowl Named Co-Queen at Livestock Show NORTH L1TTL ROCK, Ark—(.fl'i- Miss Audry Mowl of Prescott and Miss Mildred Thompson of Park Hill. Fula.ski county, were chosen co-queens of the rodeo ai the second annual Arkansas livestock show Sunday night as the judges were unable to agree on the winner. T. E. Robertson, rodeo director, presented Miss Mowl a black and white spotted pony and Miss Thompson an ornate saddle and bridle. The crowd cheered the judges' decision and the awards. Miss Mowl and MJ.SS Thompson won over 14 other cojite.sta.nls with tin- ability to ride being the chief object (Continued on Page Six) Need Strong U.S. Hand in Shanghai Americans There Say U.S. Position Is Being Endangered SHANGHAI. China —i,V>~ A group of representative Shanghai Americans Monday adopted a resolution asking Secretary of State Hull for increased Washington support for main tcnancc of the American position in Shanghai. The Americans contended that recent clashes on the border of the International Settlement arc growing danger to the American community. Shipping Losses Small LONDON, Eng —t/l j i— British nuvid authorities said Monday attacks by German submarines on Allied shipping had again "become considerable' 'but (Continued on Page Six) 30-Cents-an-Hour Pay Takes Effect Work Week Drops From 44 to 42 Hours Effective Tuesday Wage increases for 17,100 workers in Arkansas go inlo effect at midnight Monday, according to L-stimat.es issued by the Wage and Hour Division, U. S. Department of Labor. The minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act increases from 25 to 30 cents an hour, with higher increases established by action of Industry Committees, and approved by the Administrator, for the hosiery and textile industries. An estimated total of 20.500 worker:; in Arkansas will have their hours reduced from 4-1 to 42 per week, or will receive overtime pay at the rate of ti'mc and one-half Hie regular wage- rate for hours worked in <:xcess of that number. These Arkansas workers are part of an estimated UOO.OOl) in ibr nation who get wage increases and 2,3SO now working more than -12 hours, whose standard work-week will be reduced to that figure. Time worked in excess of the new workweek Jmusl be paid for at the rate of time and one-half the regular wage. Revised estimates of all workers covered by tho act indicate thai with increased employment over last year, a total of more than 12,600.000 a're entitled to its benefits. Of llie.sc, (56,600 are in Arkansas. The largest number of the Arkansas workers to receive wage increases, arc employed in manufacturing, wholesale trade, and 'motor carrier industries. These three groups account for 90 per cent of all those in the country receiving k-ss than 30 cents an hour, or working more than 42 hours weekly. Under provisions of the Act which become effective Tuesday, a worker now employed at Die minimum rate for a 40-hour week will automatically (Continued on Page Three) Earl Browder Is Indicted, Starting Roudup U.S. Reds Communist Leader Charged With Using False Passport. TESTIFfEF TO DIES Browder Admitted Traveling in Europe Under False Identity NEW YORK— (ff)— Earl Browdcr, secretary of the Communist party of the United States, was indicted by a federal grand jury Monday on a charge of false application for a passport. Browder was taken into custody im- 'm'ediately and arraigned before Federal Judge William Bondy. He pleaded innocent, and. was held in ?10,000 bail. No date has been set for his hearing. The Communist leader testified September 6 before the Dies committee that he had traveled in Europe within the last two years on a passport- bearing a fictitious name. A Roundup of Reds NEW YORK—(iP)—The federal Department of Justice and State Sunday closed in on Communists and 'Communist organizations suspected of using forged passports and intensified an investigation of foreign spies. The records of at least one organization have been subpoenaed; officials declined comment on reports that raids had been carried out and prisoners taken. Communist;news sources were unable to reach Communist party officials-by telephones for hours.Sunday night for information. The Department of Justice in Washington announced that is "expects some decisive action in a few hours" on an acknowledgement by Earl Brow- dcc.-^neral.secretary ,«f tne^^Conyv* munisVBarty, 'tHat: he"hia used'a fat-*- sificd passport Browder admitted this in testimony before the Dies commit-; tee. The undercover inquiry came to the surface Sunday with disclosure that a subbpocna was served last Friday on the records of World Tourists Inc., whose ti-easurer is Alexander Trach- ten berg, member of the Communist party governing committee. ""' The investigation is a sequel to the conviction last May 2 of three men on charges of conspiracy in obtaining 16 faked passports for Mr. and Mrs. Donald Robinson, also known under the name of Adolph Arnold Rubens. The Robinsons were accused in the proceedings of being spies for a foreign government They had been imprisoned in Moscow. The three men whose conviction led to the present investigation were Aaron Sharfin, former clerk in the Egyptian consulate here; Edward Blatt, a lawyer and Ossip Garber, commercial photographer. A guard has been placed over World Tourists Inc., offices in the Flatiron building. Q. J.Lewis. 70, Dies in Murf reesbboro Former County C1 e rk, Judge and Treasurer of Pike Co. MURFREESBORO, Ark.-(/P)-Q. J, Lewis, YO, retired 'merchant and political leader of Pike county, died at his home here Monday. He served as county clerk from 1904 to 1908, county judge from 1925 to 1929, and county treasurer from 1935 to 1939. Sen. Clark Lashes Out at Repealer War Means "Pawn on Our Liberties We'll Never Redeem" WASHINGTON—(#•)—Senator Clark, Missouri Democrat, told the senate Monday that if the American people allowed their sympathies to lead them into war "we will be putting a pawn 011 our liberties which we may never be able to redeem." The Missourian, opponent of President Roosevelt's proposal to repeal the ai'ms embargo, took the senate floor a short time after Mr. Roosevelt heard from senate leaders that the chamber probably would vote this week to repeal the embargo. Fifty per cent of the drowning ill this countr yoccur in June, July as August.

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