Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 3, 1938 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 3, 1938
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P.S. - ! Mr* Sawyer' Gets the Job, If Me Can Recall Name Strange Case of Amnesia Victim in District of Columbia Jail • WASiriNGTON.-fflV-He is the man who doesn't cxisl! For the sake of uonviencc he has taken the name of Sawyer. He may have to spend bis time in jnit unless somebody discovers Unit lie does exist Merc's his story: Thc mnn rcmcmbc| . g " coming ,„,, , n Norfolk, Va., about February, 1938, He bore evidence of a terrific physical beating. Doctors sold he had amnesia. Within a few days he was normal, except that he couldn't remember anything of his past life. Several companies offered him a job. Jfo accepted, but they couldn't hire him. He had no social security card,, nnd he couldn't got one unless he could slate how old he was and where he was born. Eventually in the summer he wound up in the District of Columbia jail accused of vagrancy. Released from jail, he tried to join the army and navy, but the services wouldn't lake him because he could NOT give his right name. He- went back to jail of his own accord, and now the detective bureau of the District of Columbia police department would like to know what they're going to with him. Mr. Sawyer—or whatever his name is—is interested, to. R. C, Ellen Makes Report on Erosion Work in This Area 35,953 Acres in Hempstead and Nevada Under Supervision ALTON CAMP WORK Much Acreage, Subject to Erosion, Now Retired to Pastures More than 195 farms embracing 35,- M3 acres, located in the SCS-Ark-13 camp demonstration area of the Soil Conservation Service in Hempstoad and Nevada counties arc being operated in accordance with a co-ordin- ated sol and water conservation plan, R. C. Ellen, Alton acmp superintendent announced Saturday. Mr. Ellen issued hi.s annual progress report today following the close of another operation's year on July •!. The SCS CCC camps was established July 15, 1935. Since the establishment of the camp more than 3,000 acres of land have been retired from cultivation to pasture, meadow, woodland or wildfire havens, 2000 acres being put into permanent pasture, 500 acres to mellow, 400 acres to woodland and 100 acres to wildlife havens. The retired land was cither too badly eroded to be profitably used for cultivation, located on slopes too steep for safe cultivation or was made up of soils too easily eroded to be left exposed to the ero- siveaclion of rainfall. Contour Tillngo Contour tillage is being used on all cultivated land, 9,500 acres. Strip crops, bands of close-growing, fibrous- footed crops planted on the oontour, across the slope, between intervals of clean-tilled croups control erosion and provide feed crops on 7000 acres. These strips are used in conjection with terraces which protect 3900 aces. 31 miles of terraces have been constructed by the 58 farmers. .'15,000 yards of outlet channels have been built and sodded to grass to provide a safe out let for terrace waters. Pasture area on co-operating farms has been increased from 6,630 acres to 11,950 acres since the inception of the soil conservation program. Meadows to utilize idle land such as natural draws • in fields, control crosin and Jrovidchay crops Have been established on 135 acres of land. \ More than 10,000 acres devoted to /arm woodlands are bciug protected from fire and grazing to provide a source of wood for farm use, or sale as pulpwood or saw logs. Some 451,000 trees have been set out on co-oporatting farms, eithter to control erosion and stabilize badly eroded or gullied areas or for new forest or wildlife ravens. LORD me Crops Winter cover crops of legumes were (Continued on Page Three) Football Queen to Be Selected Here Choice to Be Made During Watermelon Week, September 5-10., Candidates for the Hope High Schoo} football team have selected five girli who will compete in a contest for queen to reign over the opening grid nine of the season here September 23 against Clarksvillc. The/ five candidates for Football Queen arc Mary Ann Lile, Jenncy Sue Moore, Nancy Fay Williams, Marion Smith and Mary Catherine Bruner. They will be voted on each night next week at a ballot box at the Millen Amusement Shows, sponsored by the Young Business Men's association in connection with Watermolon Week in Hope. The amusement show will be located just west of Hope Auto company where a 130-pound melon will be on display all week. During Watermelon Week, the Young Business Men's association will stage a "kiddy" and pet parade and a bicyle show. The net parade will be held at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, starting from' the First Baptist church and continuing through the business district. The parade will be led by the Hope Boys band. Prizes of $5 and $2.50 will be awarded the winners. All entrants will gather at the church building at 3:45 o'clock. Any person is eligible | to enter. A $5 prize is being offered for the best watermelon window display. Thc farmer bringing in the largest water- ' melon during the week will be awarded $2.50 and will also retain possession of the melon. Thc bicycle parade will be held next Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, starting from the Baptist church building. The winner will be given S5, second place $2.50. tar VOLUME 39—NUMER 281 HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 3. 1938 COHESOEARS_ A Mobilized Europe Is on War's Brink ^ • ' . PRICE 6c COPY British fleet sent to North Sea battle stations off Rosyth and Invergordon. Ukraine, Russian "granary," logical next point of Ger man invasion if pledged to aid H Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia invaded; should be overrun, stages maneuvers. % ' Spanish Civil War continues to involve interests of all major European countries. French troops maneuver on German-Swiss- French border, believed possible point of invasion. ~« y ~~.iri*>->.4:'^'^V. ; -'.V/:< Italian army maneuvers stress mountain fighting near French- Swiss borders. s road to Libya and Ethiopia crosses Britain's road-to India and East. Potential conflict over Mediterranean control. Italy and France press colonization plans to strengthen their bonds in European crises. and While millions of armed men maneuver in Germany, France Italy Humrarv other coun i lrics 1 .Europe again poises on the brink of general war. nun ^^' objective of German expansion to the cast and south. . .... .In;«vcnt of war between Germany and Hungary on one side, and 'Britain France Russia Yugo^av,a and Rumania on the other, where would Italy stand; linked as she is S G rmfnTby the Rome-Berlin axis? Nominally she is an ally, but there is doubt whether she wo™d flit .""««»« *>"= would iignt Automobile radio sots are not permitted in the urban areas of Neaiher- land's Guiana. "Doc" Butler of Hope has leased the Mamnolia Service Station, Third and Laurel- streets, and has taken over active management, c will handle a full line of Magnolia products, and a complete line of automobile accessories. He invites the public to visit him. The Labor Front .„ _.._ ...._. . 0 ^.i-Mni-mai lu nuip. me uzecns imn Czechoslovakia overun by the Germans leads to the "Doc" Butler Leases Magnolia Station . rhc map shows clearly'how a Russian Ukraine, announced ultimate * Germany and Russia? pr ° ble ™' m °- *tery than ever Police Withdraw From Kidnap Case Believe Move to Permit Kidnapers to Establish Contact YUBA CITY, Calif.- (a>, -Federal and state forces were abrutly withdrawn from the hunt for the kidnapers of Mrs. W. R. Meeks in what observers suggested Saturday might be a move to permit the abductors to make contact with her orchardist husband. Shortly after Governor Frank Merriman had recalled 120 national guardsmen and 100 state highway patrolmen, N. J. L. Piiwr, Federal Bureau of Investigation chief from San Francisco, announced that the FBI was withdrawing from the case. The "G" men withdrew just 24 hours after Mceks had reported two roughly- dressed men kidnaped his 55-ycar-o'ld wife, demanding $15,000 ransom. Louisianan Kills a Man in House Oil Man, 46TKills Young Man, 25, and Then Galls in Police SHREVKPORT, La.-f/Pj-K F. Neely, •16, well known Shrcveport oil man, surrendered to police at his home here at 4:30 a. m. Saturday after Jack Dean, 25, was shot to death af the Ncely house. Neely called the officers, who quoted him as saying he had shot Dean. Dr. Willis P. Butler, coroner, immediately started an investigation. Divided American Labor Sees a Critical 12 Months Ahead AFL-CIO Breach Feared Growing Wider—Many Baf- • - fling Questions Face Union Millions A large department store occupies a 30-story building, and has a mezzanine floor and a featured .scenic roof garden. If a limited elevator which goes to the roof starts from (he first sub-basement and stops at every other floor going up, and at every third floor coming down, except that it stops at the first floor in stead of the mezzanine and goes no farther on the downward trip with passengers, at which floor does it stop with passengers both going up and coming down? 4»w>ver 0 «. Classified Page B.v WILLIS THORNTON NBA Service Stalf Correspondent Labor Day, 1938, finds organized labor facing the same problem faced by business, industry, and the butcher, baker, and candlestick-maker, ft is the problem of depressed business conditions. Thc sluggish state of business has slowed to a shuffle the onward march of labor organization which was swinging along so triumphantly a year ago. H has created a financial problem by reducing paid-up dues income, for men who are out of work cannot pay dues. It has thrown labor on the defensive by producing the specter of wage-cuts. Paid-up labor union membership today Ls probably lower than it was a year ago. The C. I. O. claims 4,000,000 nembcrs, and the A. F. of L. 3,000,00. Each is skeptical of the other's claims, rind any impartial observer must be skeptical of both. But the potential nembership of each is near those figures, and each is poised to renew its organizing campaign as soon as con- ditons brighten. In many fields, the situation of or- lani/ed labor as it celebrates its own special day in 1938 is cricical. A. F. of L. vs. C. 1. O. Fight Despite more than two years of attempts to close the gap between organized labor as represented by the American Federation of Labor and the Committee for Industrial Organization, the two wings of the labor movement arc farther apart than ever. The C. I. O. will hold this fall its first national convention, which will make it in name as well as in fact a rival labor organization to the A F of L. In the maritime, textile, and lumber fields, dual unionism has locked these two organizations in bitter conflict that gives no sign of abating. Gradually the breach between the two groups is widening philosophically as well as administratively, with the A. F. of L. committed to imrovin the ..... vv ^ u WM tiiJJ/4UVIIJ{= IIIU ot of workmen within the present political and industrial setup, and the C. I. O. committed, to whatever changes m both sL-em necessary to give organized labor a greater share m both the political and economic scheme. Further widening of this breach comes from testimony before the Dies Committee on Un-American Actvities that a disproportionate number of labor leaders, especially in the C. I. O., are of Communist or other extreme radical persuation, attempting to use the labor movement for purposes not understood by the membership. The United Auto Workers, one of the strongest of C. I. O. unions, has been split wide open by such a squabble over alleged control by radical factions. The "dualism" of the labor movement is about to spread south of the Rio Grande as Lewis prepares to attend the Latin-American Trade Union Congress in Mexico City September 5. This implies a new link between the C. 1. O. and the dominant Mexican trade union federation, the C. T. M. President Green has refused A. F. of L. participation in this movement, standing pat on the old and somewhat dormant Pan- American Federation of Labor. Labor Law. Thc Wagner Act, sponsored originally by the A. F. of L., will run into efforts to amend it this winter. The A. F. of L. has soured on it and will ask changes. The C. I. 0. generally supports it "as is.' 1 Chief point of A. F, of L. objection is that the Labor Board, having the power to set the "approprito unit of voting" in indus- Irial elections, has generally chosen units which place craft unions at a disadvantage. Revelations before the LaFollcltc Civil Liberties Committee tending to show employer resistance to the Wagner Act will be used by labor this winter lo try to tighten up the act's provisions, and the long record of the National Labor Relations Board in action—in which 15,561 cases involving 3,776,059 workers have been handled— will be used by employers to try to have certain employer rights also written in. The Wage-Hour law just going into effect, which attempts to set a "floor under wages and a ceiling over hours," Maryland Not to Greet Roosevelt Republican M a y o r Says He's Coming'"Just as a Politician" CR1BFIELD, Md.- -Republican , • -•-—. \.»/ *w;jjuuut:tlll Mayor William E. Ward, of Crisfield declared Saturday there would be no official reception for President Roosevelt when he lands here Monday for a campaign swing on the Eastern Shores in behalf of Representativ David J. Lewis, New Deal candidate for the Democratic senatorial nomin ation. ."If.Mr. Roosevelt is coming to Crisfield as president of the United States I will be only too glad to meet him and extend the hospitality of the city due the occupant of that great office,' the mayor said. "But Roosevelt i.s coming to the Eastern Shore as a political^ and so I am not going to pay anay attention to him. There isn't going to be any decoration of the town either, unless somebady wants to pay for it out of his own pocket," F.D. Party Remarks Stir Up Opposition G. 0. P's Hamilton and Kentucky's Logan Alike Are Critical WASHINGTON. - \/f, _ President Roosevelt opened the way Friday for the New Deal to swing its support to "liberral Republicans" in its efforts to remove "conservatives" from Congress. Those efforts have been confined thus far to attempts to install 100 per cent i.v™ «> "•-• """•», New Deal Democrats in office in place should be a great benefit to labor, but of Democrats considered too conscrva- ^nl\r tttHii-Anllt i, t« . : i i i . *: t. . . i . . vwi.^^.1 vti Attorneys Believe Trial Will Close in Another Week Conflicting Testimony Of-' • fered on Alleged "Buying" of Votes CHALLENGES HIKED Washington Now Is Contesting Entire 2,040 ~ Hope Total ,Hope attorneys engaged !n the courthouse election contest case predicted Saturday that the case would be concluded by the latter part of next week. • i ^ e l ri .", gs were re sumed at" the city hall Friday morning, most of the day being spent in cross-examination of witnesses in regard to poll tax qualifications for themselves, employes and close friends. Testimony Conflicts Attorney George Steele, chief counsel for Washington, placed several negroes on the stand and sought to obtain testimony that the negroes were pa.ld to vote for Hope in the June j courthouse removal election. ) During cross examination by attorneys for Hope, Jimmy Starr, negro of Union precinct, testified that he' •was offered money to keep several negroes away from the voting places. Jhe negro Starr said that a white man made him the offer. He was unable to identify the white man by name, although he said he would recognize him once he saw him again. Washington attorneys, who chal. enged .approximately 1,300 votes at .the begiiming,;bf.,the trial, now have,, filed an amendment to their original motion and have challenged the entire vote— a total of 2,040. School Examiner ,,'&1 During Friday's hearing, E. E. Aus- A\ tin, county school examiner, was »«>l placed on the stand and testified in regard to school enumeratin records,. Attorney 'Steele sought to show by the records that 25 votes cast in the election were illegal as to, age requirements No decision has been made by Circuit Judge Dexter Bush on these 25 votes. Among others who testified Friday were J. R, Williams and Ray Cumbie in regard to paying taxes for themselves and persons connected with tn<5 Williams Lumber company and Reed- Routon company. Mr£ Lsabelle Onstead, tax assessor, and Dewey Hendrix, deputy, were on the stand several times during the day m regard to tax assessment lists. 500 Votes at Stake , Of . *» 2,040 votes, the total cast in the election, approximately 500 votes remain under question. About 16.T votes are under question «J to being assessed by other persons About 125 votes are under question in regard to poll tax receipts being paid, by other persons. The names of approximately 240 voters have not been found on the poll tax list which Hope attorneys contend, are/maiden voters. Court adjourned late Friday until next Tuesday morning. Curtailed Mail Schedule Monday One Delivery in To\vn, No Rural Services on Labor Day only indirectlty to organized labor as such. Argument that wages raised by government flat will tend to convince many workers that there is no real need for union organization is met by counter-argument that only when a man's wages have been raised above stravalion levels does he become con- (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS.— (/P)~ October cotton opened Saturday at 8.29 and closed at 8.20. Spot cotton closed 10 points lower, middling 8.15. ^ —. ._... uv . ,_ u iifv* v-i?iii»%;i v o» live, but the president said at his press conference Friday: "If there is a good liberal running on the Republican ticket, I would not have the slightest objection to his selection. The good of the country rises above party." Since Mr. Roosevelt has denounced the participation of adherents of one party in primaries of an opposition party, political observers expressed the view he would not intervene in Republican primaries on behalf of liberals. Air. Roosevelt indicated.clearly that he would regard a Republican opposing a conservative Democrat as conducting hin^'to % public interest, providing "-- - *- - -- - ' 1 (C Wilson for Mnnrf , CUI : tail «' ™ tor Monday, Labor Day. The general delivery and stamp windows will remain open from 9 to 11 a. m. The money order window will be closed all day. There will be one morning cMiverv. There will be no delivery on the rural •outes. Outgoing mail will be dr- patched as usual and incoming ma, I will be placed in boxes as usual. All offices except the county agent' . hill* W Cit/ 10 Planes Off in Bendix Prize Ptace One Wonian~Enters Air Race to Cleveland and Bendix, N. J. BURBANK, Calif.-'(,T>i -Launching the Bendix trophy race to Cleveland and Bendix, N,. J-, for WQOO m prizes *«* 9$ without

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