Some New Deal Farming Plans Were Practiced 3O Years Ago T. B. Gilbert's Letter to Hempstead County Newspaper 30 Years Ago Is Republished By WINNIE SPARKS Perhaps some Hcmpstead county farmers in 1908 were in trend with the present agricultural program, which, after all, may be a new deal, but an old theory. The following is an extract taken from a letter written by T. B. Gilbert and published in the Washington Telegraph, Christmas, 1908: ~ " * "Hope, December 21 More Than 100 Hear Address of O'Neal • at C. of C. Meeting KJ aun, iiui it AIIIJJIU acre 01 11 wa.s in Shreveport Man Is Guest «' l « v '\ l '°" «>;;<* years ago when i c , ,' . . . took charge of It. •Speaker at Anniversary Meeting DIRECTORS NAMED Year's Activities Told by Speakers—Look to Future Plans More than 100 business men of Hope, Prescott and 'Shreveport attended the first annual meeting of the Hope Chamber of Commerce at Hotel Barlow Thursday night where Henry A. O'Neal, president of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, delivered the principal address. Other speakers included B. L. Kaufman, president of the local commercial organization, Mayor Albert Graves, Attorney Steve Carrigan, George W. Robison, Postmaster Robert Wilson, Mrs. W. G. Allison, Buford Poe of the U. S. Soil Conservation Service, and Lee Garland, president of the Hempstead County Fair Association. New Directors Named Following reports of the past year's activities of the chamber of commerce, new directors were announced by Mr. Kaufman. The new directors follow: Robert M. Wilson, Frank Ward, J. P. Duffle, Lee Garland, C. C. Lewis, B. L. Kaufman, Albert Graves, Guy E. Basye, Roy Anderson, E. F. McFaddin, Lloyd 'Spencer. Mr. O'Neal, the principal speaker, was accompanied to Hope by Howard Crumley and J. W. Baker, directors of the. Shreveport chamber of commerce, anil C. W. Longwill, secretary-manager. Representing the Prescott chamber of commerce were Dan Piltman and M.r. Cadenhcad, secretary. Mr. O'Neal, who spoke at the reorganization meeting here a year ago, said that he was glad to return to Hope and praised the local organization for Us progressive movement duriiig the past 12 months. O'Neal's Address He told of the beginning of chamber of commerce work in the United States, starting with the first organization in New York in 1760 and tracing it down through the ages. He said that 20 foreign countries had sent representatives to the United States in recent years to learn of the genious of the American business man, the development and growth that had taken place through banding together as a unit. Mr. O'Neal laid of the progress in southern states in recent years, pointing to increased bank deposits, agricultural gains, gas and oil develop- (C.mlinued on Page Three) A Thought First worship of God; ho that forgets to pray, bids not himself good-morrow or good-day.—T. Randolph. "Hope, December 21—Editor Telegraph: I have made a special study of the soils of our country. I made eleven bales of cotton on eleven acres of very poor land located one mile north of Benton, Ark., this year. I also made enough peanuts and potatoes to fatten over twenty head of hogs, plenty of feed stuff, to more than do me, and lots of peanuts, etc. to sell. Not a single acre of it wa.s in chargi "I understand commercial fertilizer and how to use it, as well as the chemicals needed to suit the different kinds of land. I recommend the White Diamond fertilizer; it is the best I ever used, and it is made in Arkansas. I am a full believer in the Farmers' Union. We farmers mast open our eyes and exchange good ideas and aid and encourage each other. I admire any people that try to promote their own interest in an honest way. Farming Ls the bone and sinew of all business. ;Now is the time for us to begin to cooperate with each other, and to start out to belter our country, thereby bettering our own condition. "Let's don't plant too much of our land in cotton; use a good, reliable fertilizer that will rush what you do plant to maturity quick and make the crop before the boll weevil comes. Plant more of the staff of life. " T. B. GILBERT." Labor Day Event Is Planned Here Negroes Plan All-Day Program at Yerger Athletic Field Negroes of Hope plan a Labor Day celebration here Monday with an amusement and speaking program at Yerger High School Athletic park. The day's activities will begin at 10 o'clock Monday morning with a parade starting at Laurel and Third streets and continuing through the business section. There will be a prize given for the best decorated automobile or float. Any person is eligible to enter a car or float in the parade, representing his school, business or community. At 11 a. m. Senator John L. Wilson of Hope will deliver the principal ad- drosn, which will be followed by quartet singing and the crowning of the Labor Day queen. At 2 p. m. track events and a baseball game will be staged at the Yerger park. Bonnie Wright and "Peanut" Nelson arc two of the fastest track candidates to enter. At 6 p. m. Preacher Walker and Battling Siki will engage in a grudge fight. The program will be concluded with a dance at 9 o'clock. All of the proceeds will go to help purchase equipment for the chemical laboratory of the negro school. Hope VOLUME 39—NUMBER 280 WEATHER. Arkansas—Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday. Star HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2,1938 KIDNAP RANCH PRICE 5c COPY Three Injured in Collision of Two Trucks West Hope St. Louis Man in Hospital Here With Head Injuries TWO LOCAL PERSONS Carl Evans and John O'Steen of Hope Sustain Minor Injuries Three iversons were injured in » collision of two trucks nt 10:1)0 a. m. Friday on Highway 67 five and a half miles west of Hope. The injured are: .Bernard Miller, 29, of St. Louis, driver of an empty transport truck. Carl Evans of Hope. John O'Stccn of Hope. Miller Is the more seriously hurt of the three. He is in Josephine hospital with a gashed head, cuts and bruises about the hands and arms. Carl Evans was brought to the hospital and treated for cuts about the face, tongue and bruises on the body. He was later removed to his home. O'Steen was taken to a physician's office in downtown Hope and treated for minor cuts and bruises. O'Steen and Evans arc not seriously hurt. Physicians at Josephine hospital said Miller would recover, but would be required to remain in the hospital several days. Miller said the steering apparatus on the transport truck which was headed east toward Hope apparently became loose, causing him to lose control. The transport sideswiped the highway truck loaded with dirt. The highway truck was headed west toward Fulton. The rear of the highway truck was badly damaged. The front of the transport was smashed. Miller, driver of the transport truck, was alone. A Hope Furniture company ambulance brought the injured to Hope. Prison Without Torture—-Article No. 2 Discipline Turns Lawbreakers Into Useful Citizens But Michigan Tries to Find Out What's in Prisoner's Mind ; AN UNDERSTANDING "You Can't Reform Man by Just Letting Him Sit in a Cage'-' Tlio furore over alleged torturing of convicts, at Philadelphia County Prison has focused 'new interest on an age-old problem: the disciplining of wrongdoers. This is the second of two articles tolling how one state prison has succeeded in abandoning the traditional methods of punishment. Cotton NICW ORLEANS-^/T)—October cotton opened Friday at 8.32 and closed at 8,30. Spot closed steady, two points lower, middling 8.25. Case of A. D. Hervey Continued in Court TEXARKANA.-Thc case of A D Hcrvcy, 21, of Hope, Ark., who if charged with drunken driving, was continued Thursday in Tcxarkana, Ark., municipal court until September 8 on motion of the defense. Charges were filed after Hervey's car had been in .successive collision Tuesday night with another automobile and with a truck. Hervey received a fracture of the arm near the elbow when his car overturned. Our present calendar was devised by Pope Gregory xIJI in 1582 . Happier Ending in Second Ledge-Walker Horror Drama By WILLIS THORNTON NKA Sen-ice Staff Correspondent- JACKSON, Mich.—No. 4997 sits sul-, en and silent, staring down at the j edge of a long .table. The Behavior The Behavior Clinic In action at State Prison of Southern Michigan. Penal officials who comnose if> rllnln en thnrnitn-lilv ln«n «.•./.!, k^oonh «p j:^ n : n i:__ ™n j__7a- ._... ,. """'"" a w«u compose the clinic go thoroughly into each breach of discipline. rale, and what's to be done about it' ~ — —•-•«——•« v>Aft\f ^wnnjuau ' They, decide why the prisoner broke the Warden Joel R. Moore asks: "How are you going to reform a man by just letting him sit in a cage?" -linic of the Prison of Southern Mich- gan. science's most .modern device for Utaining justice even behind prison jars, i.s about to hear the case. I don't want to work in the laun- Iry," the boy says simply. The members of the Behavior Clinic fiance at one another around the able, Dr. Sydney Moscow!!/., psy- •hologist; Samuel Wenger, chaplain; Clark Grecnslrcet and Dr. R. W. Mc- in, sociologists; George Francis, educational director; Dr. David P. ilips, director of classification; Richard Andrec, vocational director, and Dr. W. B. Huntlcy, chief surgeon. Their problem i.s not only to di.;- pline the prisoner, but to find out, f possible, why he stepped back from he mangle in the laundry and re- 'uscd to work. After the prisoner las told his whole story, he is sent out if the room, ami the committee goes •—'— .-.-^-. .»iHMi*n«impnMwaflaB»« Pictured as he clung to the ninth-story ledge of Bellevue hospital in New York, pajama-clad William Ahearn escaped the fate of John Warde w b«n the police an<J firemen seen maneuvering to approach bjm from above, seized and pulled him to safety. Ahearn, who was at the hospital awaiting removal to an insane asylum, had crawled tlpng the ledgg for more than en hour. The surgeon notes that the man i.s ihysically fit for the work. The psychologists observe that past tests have shown the man to be a semi-mental v.se. The sociologists contribute the act that he never had a real job before coming to the penitentiary. The educational director observes that tin- man has no training for any other work, not even the tailor shop, to which he wanted transfer. A deputy warden cuts in with the fact that six similar cases have come up in I he laundry, and that it "looks like the boys had gotten together." Vote Decides Puiiisluneiit Back and forth goes the discussion, one official defending the man, aji- El Doradoan Kills Daughter, Himself Unemployed Oil Worker ;Slays Own Child, Com- l& mits Suicide .EL DORADO, Ark.—W)—John Dawson Watson, 23-year-old unemployed oil field wodkcr, and his 10-monhts- ol ddaughtcr Neva Beraldine died of pistol wounds Friday and Coronor Maurice Hall announced after an investigation that the young father had sent the bullet through his child's head and then killed himself. The wife and mother, who had filed a divorce action earlier this week, witnessed the shooting, Coroner Hall said. Authorities, who blamed domestic difficulties for the affair, said Watson was tried last Monday in municipal court here on a charge of fighting with Czech Fate Still Free Ferries for Is in Conference Hitler Rejects First Proposal—British Turn Toward Poland BERCHTESGADEN, Germany-(/P)Czechoslovakia's fate was considered Friday in an intimate meeting between Hitler and the leader of the autonomy-seeking, Nazi-protested Sude- ten Germans. Adolf Hitler and Konrad Henlein were alone in the study of the German chancellor's mountain home as they conferred for the second successive day how to deal with the attempt of the Czechoslovak government to placate Henlein and hi sfollowers. Italy Excludes Jews ROME, Italy.-(/P)-The government Friday excluded Jews from state-rec- hi.s father-in-law, W. H. Erwin, and ognized schools and universities and had appealed from a $5 fine. "all academies, institutes and associations of science, arts and letters." (Continued on Page Three) A freight train consisting of 70 ears and a caboose, all the same length, is required to leave the main track on sidings. There are 5 sidings available; one will hold 21 of those cars, one 13 cars, two 11 cars each, and one 15 cars, Can the entire train be accommodated by the sidings? Answer OH Classified Page Accidents 18 Pet. Less in Arkansas State Ranks 18th in List of Those Cutting Auto Crashes LITTLE ROCK.-Durinfj the first six months of this year Arkansas ranked 18th among the 37 states showing a decrease in highway accidents, Harvey D. Booth, traffic .supervisor of the State Highway Department, told members of the Co-Operative Club Wednesday. The slate showed a reduction of 18 per cent in accidents, compared with the same period last year, Mr. Booth said. He stressed need for proper hand signalling, alertness and courteous carefulness in driving. The highway department advocates a maximum speed limit upon the basis of results obtained by other states with speed limits, Mr. Booth said. He described the safety program of the de- partrrtent. Stanley Fox directed the program. President George Massery presided. Japan's Typhoon DeatlTToll Is 99 77 Injured, 69 Missing After 75-Mile-an-Hour Storm TOKYO. Janan-(/P)—The toll of the 75-mile-an-hour typhoon in eastern and central Japan Thursday mounted to 99 dead, 77 injured, 69 missing on Friday. British Bid to Poland LONDON, Eng.—<fl>)-Great Britain is seeking a new understanding with Poland in what was believed Friday to be an effort to "squeeze" Germany into a policy of moderation in central Europe. A pro-British Poland or even a neutral Poland, informed quarters felt, would be invaluable to the Anglo- French cause in any confflict with Germany. Strike in France PARIS, France.—W)—A strike of 14,000 textile workers, protesting against proposed pay cuts in Amiens Friday added to the problems faced by the French cabinet, which is already perturbed over the international crisis, (Continued on Page Three) Arrest of 8 Asked in Prison "Baking Deaths" PHILADELPHIA. Pa.—(fl>)—Deputy Coroner yincent Moranz Friday asked a coroner's jury to hold for grand jury action on charges of criminal negligence Superintendent William B. Mills, Deputy Warden Frank Craven, and at least six guards of the Philadelphia county prison where four convicts baked to death in the punishment "klon- dike." ' MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. Pot. Off. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1 Does the player to the dealer's right cut the cards? 2. Is continual "kidding" or boasting out of place at the bridge iRble? .'!. Should conversation cease entirely during a card game? 4. Should reasonable promptness be used in bidding and playing? 5. When dummy, is it necessary to pay close attention to the game? What would you do if— You are asked to play an unfamiliar card game? (a) Ask to have the rules explained? (bi Bluff? tc) Graciously refuse to play? Answers 1. Yes, placing cut cards toward dealer. 2. Yes. IS. No. Curds arc played primarily for fun. 4. Yet.. A slow player is extremely annoying. 5. Yes. You owe it to your partner. Best "What Would You Do" solution — "c," or "a" if the game is simple. States Are Barred ^ T VSJ.AAV/A. 0_/tVlJ.t V O J. I U U< al Permanently En. joined by U.S. LITTLE. ROCK.-W-U. S . District Judge T. C, Trimble Friday permanently enjoined plans of Governor Bailey and the State Highway Commission to operate toll-free ferries in the immediate vicinity of privately- owned toll bridges in east Arkansas. The state 'made an unsuccessfful effort to buy the bridges for toll-free operation when the March special legislative session inaugurated the state's free bridge program. Judge Trimble entered his order against the highway commission which had sought to condemn parts of land near the White and Black Rivers Bridge company bridge across the White river at DesArc, The order permanently enjoins the commission fro moperating ferries near the DesArc bridge or a similar bridge at Powhattan, or from diverting traffic from the Powhattan bridge across Black river. Pulaski Extends Drive of Gambling Two More Arrested on Charges of Running Race Book LITTLE ROCK—Pulaski officers extended their campaign against bookmakers Thursday when Deputy Sheriffs Townes, Morgan, Rather, Stubbs. Harris and Raper raided two East Washington avenue establishments in North Little Rock and Arrested George Foster and Henry Levy on charges of permitting gambling to be carried on. The defendants were docketed al North Little Rock police headquarters and released on bonds of $500 each. The raids were the latest in a series that followed opening of an investigation by the Pulaski county grand jury last month. At its third meeting since receiving Judge Gus Fulk's charge August 11, the jurors called Chiefs of Police Pitcock of Little Rock and Pratt of North Little Rock and Sheriff Branch before them. Most of the raids have occurred since that meeting. The grand jury will reconvene next Thursday. other preliminary instructions. ' Woman, 55, Taken by Masked Pair; S^OOODemanded Kidnapers Tie Up Husband, Ransack Home, Flee With Wife "G" MEN COME IN Check Stolen Automobile for Fingerprints of the Kidnapers YUBA CITY, Calif.-^W-Two masked and roughly-dressed young men kidnaped Mrs. W. R, Meeks, 55-year- old wife of a wealthy Sutler county rancher, from her home early Friday for 515,000 ransom, Sheriff Bert Ull? rey reported. Meeks jsaid the kidnapers, one threatening him with a pistol, forced their way into his home shortly before midnight, bound both him and his wife, and ransacked the house. They fled with Mrs. Meeks, in the husband's automobile, leaving the 58- year-old rancher bound hand and foot on the living room floor. As they were leaving the house the pair stood over Meeks and demanded a ransom. He said they told him: "We'll contact you in a couple of days for $15,000." Meeks' automobile was found abandoned on the main street of Marysville. Federal Bureau of Investigation men examined the car for fingerprints. No Objection to a G. OP. Liberal Roosevelt Wouldn't Mind Seeing Such a Candidate Elected WASHINGTON. - (JP, - President Roosevelt told reporters Friday he would have not the slightest objection to the election of a liberal running on the Republican ticket. He said the American people are beginning to think more in terms of principles than personalities. Turning to another subject, Mr. Roosevelt said he hoped the United States would work toward that state of .mind which permits settlement of labor disputes in England with a minimum of ill feeling. He commented on the special commission's report on English employer, employe relations, Columbus School to Open Monday •5 Faculty List Is Named; New $20,000 Building- Completed The Columbus public schools will open Monday, September 5, Sam R. Young, principal, j nnounced Fridjy. The faculty list besides Mr. Young is composed of Geneva Thomas, Agatlia Bullard, Dorothy Stophs, Mrs. Marjorie Rogers and Mrs. R. C. Reed. The new 520,000 school building has .... ™, 6Vla u , uus area are mvn.>« been completed, replacing the one that to Patmos Sunday night whore a «ing- Mexico to Seize Additional Land President Gardenas Won't Comply With Secretary Hull's Warning MEXICO CITY-W—President Car. denas told the Mexica congress Thursday that Mexico would not comply with the request of Secretary Hull' that she cease expropriations of land and that the government would "continue its agrarian program." In his message opening a new session of congress the president announced Mexico would pay only for the actual investments made by the American and British oil companies, whose properties were expropriated last March 18. He said he would present a bill to congress to prohibit the granting of: long-term concessions in the future to jireveiit development of another situation "like that of the oil companies." He stressed, that the law gave Mexico all mineral products below the surface of the earth. The president said Mexico's answer to the United States representation.* would be a reaffirmatioii of policies; already set forth. He said Mexico recognized her obligation to pay for expropriated faim lands but "under necessities of the people the government cannot nvikt: immediatc payment." Cardenas reiterated his cnntemnn that Mexico cannot give "special privileges" to foreigners in indemnification. Some of Mexico's own citizens have not been paid for expropriated lands. (Continued on Page Three) —— «»«<»• Singing Program to Be Held at Patmos All singers of this area are invited , burncd several months ago. Work on ing program will be given in the Hie new U>l..mbus gymnasium is also auditorium of the Patnios High School progress-US i.nd will be completed by at 8 o'clock. All singers we urged to so * 1 ? &*>**, : E. H. Brown, who iii «"!; . , . . rown, wo All students are urged to report the made the announcement, said singers first day to receive book Ijsts .aftd from. surroundwg counties were ex. other reliminar instructins ' ' > . pected.
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 11,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month