Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 6, 1938 · Page 1
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Downey's Triumph Makes $3O a Week Pension National Issue Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas—Pair Tuesday night; Wednesday partly cloudy, thundershoiuers in the cast VOLUME 89—NUMBER 283 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY ROYAL Nazi Rebellion in Chile Quelled; 61 Dead, 58 Arrested Former Dictator Starts "Putsch"—But Government Finishes It Sheridan Downey, former Townscnrt and End Poverty In California leader and now a strong supporter of the $30 Every Thursday plan, drives home a point In a characteristic speakins pose. Defeating the veteran Senator William Gibhs McAdoo for the California Democratic senatorial nomination, Downey is the newest meteor in the 1038 political shy. A new movement and a new Messiah xoom across Ihe polllciil heavens. This is (he first of twoartirles tin Sheridan Downey and the $30 Every Thursday idea that carried him to victory over Senator McAdoo. R.v NEA Service SAN FRANCISCO.-If Sheridan Downey sweeps through the November elections with anything like the power he displayed in soundly beating William G. MeAadoo in the Democratic primary, the U. S. Senate will find in its midst this winter a champion of the latest paneca to end the dcprcssion-thc "$30 Every^Tliurscla^^lan.^ Alu | ..„„,„ nm) Eggs f|)r ^.^ -®m'ans" may become a national slogan by a slight alteration to "Ham and Eggs for Everybody." Downey, personally a rather colorless campaigner, won the nomination on the sheer power of the movement which has wcpl southern California like a forestfire. Downey has promised to "Inbor energetically" to put the plnn over nationally. It is a plan to pay $30 a week to every unemployed person over 50, in scrip to be retired by weekly stamps affixed by users, 2 cents tax a week on each $1, which would in 52 weeks amount to more than the face value of the scrip, retiring it. The movement, starting quietly in the same area of concentrated elderly population in southern .Califrnia which prduced the Townsend movement, rolled up like a snowball week after week, giving Downey a four to three lead over McAdoo and an easy victory. Downey's Republican opponent in November is not yet definitely revealed in a close vote, but the tremendous Democratic vote at the primary strongly suggests Downey will be the next U. S. senator from California. Champion of Many Causes Downey is a Sacramento lawyer, identified all his life with liberal (his opponents say, "crackpot") movements. He claims to be a lifetime student of economics, and wrote a book on "Why Believe in the Townsend Plan," Hitler Silent on Czech Issue as He Addresses Nazis 10th Annual Proclamation Deals Only With Affairs at Home "A BIGHTER DAY" Hitler Optimistic jit Home —But Europe Remains Anxious One NUENBERG, Germany — </!') — Rcichsfuehror Adolf Hitler ignored Czechoslovakia in hi.s proclamation Tuesday to the 10th :mmi(il Nazi congress, disappointing anxiou.s European .statesmen who had hoped for wn inkling of Germany's intentions in central Europe. Almost the whole 5,000-word proclamation dealt with the inner condition of Germany, particularly economically, with the fuehrer fissured his followers was so healthy that the nation should "he without worries for food lor years to come." Through the voice of District Leader Adolf Wagner, who read the fuehrer's proclamation in the congress hall. Hitler repudiated any intention of forming a pact with foreign powers. "1 never had. nor h;ive now, such an intention'," the chancellor declared. Czechs' Las! Offer PKAHA, Czechoslovakia—(/Ti—Polis- iciil ministers of the Czechoslovak cahinet Monday night formulated what was described as "a last and ultimate offer" to the republic's Sudeten German minority which is demanding autonomy. The ministers, after a four-hour session in the residence of President Eduard Benes, issued a statement saying: "In a meeting tonight attended by the president of the republic, the government untied upon definite suggestions which i nthe next day or two will he presented to representatives of the Sudeten party." The calm and unexciting .statement betrayed no hint of the earnestness which characterized the meeting or of the realization of all the participants that the session may influence vitally decisions regarding war or peace in Europe. A Foreign Office spokesman said (hat the undisclosed suggestions to the Sudetcns would be the last concessions which may he expected from the government. "All responsible elements of the government arc filled with the conviction that in this European crisis Czechoslovakia must demonstrate solidarity with its allies and is obliged NEVER HAD CHANCE Artillery Shells University and Brings Rebels' Surrender SANTIAGO, Chile.—(/!>)—At least 61 were known to be dead Tuesday and 58 arrested in a rebellion by a small group of Chilean National Socialists which was crushed late Monday after three and a holf hours of fighting. It was feared additional deaths might eventually increase the list of fatalities between 80 and 100. General Carlos Ibanez, former dictator, candidate in the Chilean prcsidcn- tia lelection to be held next month, was held as the leader of the uprising, with others who are accused of conspiring with him. He is expected to face a court-martial Tuesday. Although the revolt was believed to have been aided by extremists among) the Ibane/. adherents, it did not have even the moral support of the major opposition parties. Hope's Girl Scouts Plan Cookie Sale to Pay Off Last of Indebtedness on Their Picturesque Log Hut in Fair Park (Continued on Pago Three) Mr. X, an extremely learned and wealthy man, bought an old castle in Italy. Among some parchments written in Latin he discovered hidden there was one which read: "Maxi- mv.s Castle, March 10, 156 A. D. I am to be beheaded by edict of the emperor because I will not tell where 1 have concealed all the treasures of our family. I shall die, leaving this information to you who read." Then the writer described where the treasure was hidden in the castle. Why did Mr. X sus-pcel that there was no treasure? Answer oil Classified 1'uge i which has been a sort of gospel of that movement. Dr. Townsend hailed him as "the forerunner of a new type of economist." Downey first appeared on the political horizon in Ihe now-historic EPIC campaign of 1934, as candidate for lieutenant-governor and running-made of Uplton Sinclair in the embittered race in which Sinclair narrowly lost the governorship. It is significant that Downey ran 125,000 votes ahccad of even Sinclair. "Production for use" was the slogan of that campaign, and Downey wholeheartedly endorsed Sinclair's plan to have the state of California launch into a giant program of state-directed production with distribution of the products on a basis of need. Strong For Roosevelt In 1936, Downey was on the Townsend bandwagon, running for Congress on the platform that Dr. Townsend's S200-a-month pensions for old people was the panecea needed to jerk the country up out of the doldrums. At the Cleveland Townsend convention of that year, Downey fought the proposal plan for a third party coalition independent ticket of Townend- ites. Coughlinitcs and the Lemke National Union Pary. That was serviceable to President Roosevelt, and it is not the first time Downey has backed him. He claims to be FRBC (for Roosevelt before Chicago) and to have backed F. D. R.'s nomination in 1932 before the convention at which McAdoo, for example, was still supporting John Garner. Downey was one of the first California Democrats to line up with Jim Farley when the F. D. R. mentor was beating the hushes seeking support for hi.s candidate in 1932. Downey's position cf a leading Democrat was of course heightened in 1934 when the Sinclair forces seized control of the party in the state. A Political "Maverick" The EPIC and Townsend episodes behind him, Downey was early aboard the $"30 Every Thursday" movement. McAdoo criticized him as being "on every side of every question." In this $30 plan Downey had the support not only of the abnormally- large eldery popuation of California, but of al varieties of left-wingers, including To Mooney, who from his prison cell exerts considerable poltical Revolt Is Crushed SANTIAGO, Chile—f/P)—A Chilean Nazi putsch expired Monday before a hail of federal police bullets, hand grenades, machine gun, artillery and tank fire. For more than three hours the center of Santiago was kept in turmoil after Chilean Nazis, who wear brown overalls as a uniform, seized the national university which faces the presidential palace, and the 10-story workers' insurance buildin which commands the palace at the rear. But three and a half hours after the carabincros—federal police—had gone into action wtih their heavy weapons it, was all over despite the blaze of fire from small arms which the Nazis let loose. Carabinero officers termed the Nazi uprising "mad" because it lacked numerical strength and military support. Unofficial sources said 50 persons were killed, although the only officially announced death was that of one carabinero. The government promised to issue a list of dead and wounded later. Nineteen police were wounded. More than 80 Nazi were under arrest after running up the white flag over the two buildings. Gen. Carlos Ibanez, a candidate in the elections October 25 to succeed President Arturo Alcssandri and with whose candidacy the Nazi putsch was believed connected, was arrested, as was his chief aide, Col, Tobias Barros, whom President Alcssandri cashiered last January. An order for the arrest of Jorge Gonbalex von Narec leader of the Na7.i.s*and the only Nazi deputy in the national chamber of deputies, had been issued. A state of siege was declared. The putsch, discovered prematurely, ncarcd its end when the carabineros set up a Tli-niillinietcr field piece on the tree-lined Avcnida Alamcda dc las Delicias. Gunners fired (wo shells which battered down main doors to the (Continued on Page Three) (Continued on Page Three) A Thought My words fly remain below: thoughts, never Shakespeare. up, my thoughts words, without to heven go.— MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg- U. S. Pat. Ofl. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. When are wedding announcements mailed? 2. Should an announcement be sent to one who received an invitation to the wedding? 3. Is it correct to eclose an "at home" card in a wedding announcement? 4. May announcements be engraved on cream paper? 5. Is it necessary for the person who receives an announcement lo send a gift? What would you do if— You uro wondering what lo do about the inside envelope of a wedding announcement— (ai Leave it plain? Ib) Write on it: "Mr. and Mrs. James Rowland Smith." with no address. (c) Address it exactly as you did the outside envelope'.' Aiiiwcrs 1. On the day of Ihe wedding- after the ceremony is performed. 2. No. 3. Yes, 4. Yes. or white. 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" (Copyright 1938, NEA Service, Inc.) Alfonso's Eldest Son Is Third in Identical Deaths Hurt in Auto Crash, He Dies of Hereditary Haemophilia PRECEDED BY TWO County-Seat Trial Under Way Again Witnesses Examined and Cross-Examined All Day Tuesday Hempstoad's county - seal election contest moved along Tuesday with a monotonous examination and cross- examination of witnesses. Court had reconvened Tuesday morning after a recess from Friday afternoon; and it appeared late Tuesday that the Washington adherents might complete their case in another two days. Attorneys consider it likely that the circuit court contest action may be concluded by the end of the week. L. Montgomery Is Winner by Kayo Bauxite Bomber Disposes of P. D. Turner, of Dallas, Quickly JONESBORO, Ark.—Lloyd Montgomery's dynamite rights and lefts to the chin floored J. D. Turner, Dallas. Texas, four times in the sixth round here Monday night, the fourth time for the count of '0. A crowd of 2,500 witnessed the fight. Montgomery, the Bauxite bomber, started the killing <n the third round when he landed several hard rights lo Turner's mid-section. He moved to the left side of Turner's ribs in the fourth and fifth rounds and the finishing blows were struck in the early seconds of the sixth. Turner became dazed in the fourth and never fully recovered. Montgomery's hammer-like right beat Turner in the face and mid-section throughout the fifth. The end came in the sixth before Turner landed a blow. Montgomery rushed to the center of Ihe ring as the sixth opened and crowded as Texas cowboy into the comer. A hard right which landed on the chin .sent Turner into the ropes fur the count of nine. He arose to his feet to again greet the hammering right of Motgomery lo lake a count of five. More rights sent Turner into the ropes and Mickey Riloy, Turner's manager, motioned the Texan to remain on the floor for the count of nine. As he arose Montgomery rushed with a series of rights and lefts which sent Turner into the ropes again. Referee Fred Getz of Memphis stopped the fight. 1 he second round was the only one in which Turner could have clamied an advantage. His several inches' reach advantage kept his jabbing left continually in Montgomery's face, but the Bauxite boxer responded with blows to the mid -section. The two boxers fought cautiou*l.v in the first two rounds and never landed a hard blow. Both landed good lefts lo Ihc face in the third. Death Strikes in New Jap Typhoon Possibly 100 Dead in in Wake of New 97-Mile- an-Hour Storm TOKYO, Japan—(^)—Fire and floods swept central Japan Tuesday in the wake of a 97-mUc-an-hour typhoon which left a possible 100 dead and destroyed property over a wide area. Fire broke out in Takaoka, at the base of Noto peninsula, and quickly leveled more than 2,000 buildings. Tokyo newspapers estimated the deaths in the Takaoka fire at 100, possibly more. Osaka reported 15,000 homes were flooded; and at Kobe 31 shjps were sunk or damaged. A watch's balance wheel travels as much us 10 miles u day. Fifty-three of Hope's 80'Girl''Scouts, comprising four troops, are shown in front of their log hut in Fair park, this picture having been made by The Star August 26. The girls are making plans for a city-wide Cookie Sale October 3-8 designed to lift the last indebtedness from the hut, built of native logs and stone, with hand-made cypress shingles. The Giri Scout* is an organization Accuses Internal Revenue for all girls in the community between the ages of 10 and 16. It has had a struggle in Hope to make the organization function in a vital way. How- Roscoe Turner Is Air Race Winner Averages 283 MPH at Cleveland in 300-Mile Speed Test CLEVEVLAND, Ohio —(/Pi— Roscoe Turner, hard luck champion of speed flying, flew the "easiest" race of his long career to win the 300-mile Thompson trophy race before 300,000 spectators at the national air races Monday. Twice the Chicagoan lost previous Thompson races through cutting a pylon, hut Monday he combined care ever, there are now four troups with eighty girls who are enthusiastic in the many activities which scouting presents. In addition there is in the process of organization a Brownie troup led by Mrs. R. V. McGinnis for girls between the ages of 7 through 9. The oldest troop in point of organization is led by Mrs. Webb. There are eight girls in this troop who held the organization together when it seemed hopeless to continue. Because of their interest and persistence they will celebrate their fourth birthday next February. These Girl Scout members are: Carolyn Trimble, Frances Harrell, Rose Marie Hendrix, Christine Springs, Linda Cobb, Mary J 0 Monroe, Nancy Jo Colman, Roselyn Hall. The activities enjoyed by the scouts have become so varied that they have undertaken the building of a Scout Hut. This hut will serve as a meeting place for all the girl scouts of the entire community. This project has been built by the WPA and the scouts who have sponsored it have adopted the "Pay as you go" plan. Money for the purchase of materials by scouts has been made from candy sales, rumage sales and many other devices where a dime could be gleaned. It has not been an easy task to raise the money to get the building as nearly completed as it is. Through the undivided efforts of all troops, the Scout Council, and many interested citizens as well as the city of Hope, it is reaching completion. The girl scouts are making a lat appeal. The cookie sale which is put on by girl scouts all over the nation is being launched by the local scouts for the purpose of clean- t .j .w. lt) ,rm, iiAvjiutaj m; tVJJIUIHlIU UaiU *v»-"» »?vwit vo *u» uiv JJUI JJUoC UJ. (, JUcill- with record-breaking speel in pilot- ing up all indebtedness. If everybody in» MQ T,. m o,_T,:,j D o__.:.., will eat Scout Cookies during the week ing his Turner-Laird Pesco Special to a mark of 283.419 miles an hour- nearly five miles a minute. The unprecedented pace for the international speed classic put Turner more than 10 miles ahead of his rival Earl Ortman, who encountered motor trouble, and made him the first man to win the event twice. He decisively shattered Michel Detroyat's previous Thompson mark of 264.26 miles an hour, set in 1936. Caving Bank Kills Paving Workman One Crushed to Death, Two Others Hurt at Forrest City FORREST CITY, Ark.-W-John Chastinc, 60, died from a crushed chest and two others were injpured Tuesday when a 15-foot embankment cav- ed'in on a WPA crew working on a street paving project at the north end of Forrest City, of October 3-8 this last objective can easily be reached. Their goal has been placed at 2500 boxes of cookies. With every man, woman and child in Hope eating Girl Scout Cookies during that first week in October the scout hut will be cleared.of all indebtedness. Every citizen of Hope will a part in making this project realized by the girls of the community. Stoker Killed in Bombing of Ship Another British Ship Damaged by Attack in Spanish Waters MADRID, Spain — (/ft— A stoker aboard the 1,989-ton British freighter Marvia was killed Tuesday when the vessel was hit by three bombs and set afire during an insurgent air raid on the Spanish government port of Alicante. Tydings Charges Federal Pressure * v v MWW ,*.** u\s± A A 1*1 X V^ T VslJ.L' Head and a Maryland Postmistress WASHINGTON.-W-Senator Tydings, Maryland Democrat, told the senate campaign expenditures committee Tuesday that the collector of internal revenue for Maryland and the post-' mistresses of Salisbury, Md., made "notorious" efforts to influence federal employes in behalf of Representative Lewis, Maryland Democrat, Tdyings' opponent in the Democratic senatorial primary. Chairman 'Sheppard, Texas Democrat, said he would submit Tydings' complaint to the committee Tuesday. Denson Upholds F. D. HYDE PARK.—W)—Governor Elmer Denson of Minnesota told President Roosevelt Tuesday he heartily approved the chief executive's efforts to elect "liberals" to congress. McCarran at Stake RENO, Nev—(#•)—Senator Pat McCarran, who opposed several administration measures, sought renomination against the challenge of two avowed New Deal contenders Tuesday in Nevada's primary election. The three-sided race, similar to the one of the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, is expected to draw out a large percentage of the state's 55,000 registered voters. Anti-Jew Policy of Italy Ridiculed French Playwright Bernstein Returns Medal to Mussolini PARIS, France — (ff\ - The noted French playwright, Henry Bernstein, Monday returned to Premier Mussolini of Italy the insignia of an officer of Saint Maurice and Lazare as a protest against Italy's new anti-Semitic racial policy. In a telegram to Mussolini, Bernstein declared: "You accorded me one of the highest distinctions of your realm in naming me an officer of Maurice and Lazare. Permit me to return the rosette. 1 would no longer consider it an honor to wear it when you persecute irreproachable Italian citizens in the name of the recent invented racialism." Bernstein wrote a further explanation for the newspaper Paris Soir. In it hje said: "Italia racialism is even more absurd than the German, of which it is only a poor imitation without even the sxcuse of fanaticism. "In turning his back on what 1 would venture to call liberal Fascism, has Mussolini not lost his bet with destiny?" Younger Brother and Sis-. ter Perished in Wreck in Spain MIAMI, Fla.-</<P)-The Count of Covadonga, 31, eldest son of the former King Alfonso of Spain, bled to death Tuesday from cuts about the head suffered in an automobile accident. Haemophilia Sufferer MIAMI, Fla.— (JP)—The Count of Covadonga, former heir to the Spanish trone, was critically injured Tuesday when his automobile left a boulevard and struck a pole. Hereditary haemophilia which causes profuse bleeding from slight wounds, complicated the count's injuries. Third In Same Family The count's brother and sister died under almost identical circumstances^ several years ago in Spain. They drove their car into a parapet and were severely injured. The brother attempted to help his sister, and, because of haemophilia, he bled to death. His sisted died of injuries. Haemophilia is subject to many medical theories, none of them being uhil yersally held. The predominant theory is that it is transmitted through the mother, to her sons—that is, women transmit the hereditary disposition to haemophilia,,.but are themselves tin- affected by it. One theory is that it traces back to inbreeding, the royal families of Europe being notoriously subject to the complaint—but medical science still considers this to be only a theory. Mrs. J. F. Miles Dies on Tuesday Funeral Service to Be Held at Arkadelphia at 4 p. m. Wednesday Mrs. Elizabeth Victor Miles, wife of J. Frank Miles of Arkadelphia and formerly of Hope, died here Tuesday at Julia Chester hospital. Mrs. Miles, a native of Villisca, Iowa, came to Arkansas in 1899, lived in El Dorado and Arkadelphia, and had been a resident of Hope since 1821, except for a short residence in Little Rock and Arkadelphia. She was a member of the First Methodist church, a past president of the Jewell Bible class, a board member and later chairman of the board of the Julia Chester hospital since its organization and had figured prominently in many civic, social and religious activities here. Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Arkadelphia at 4 p. m. Wednesday with the Hev. John Hoover of Arkadelphia and the Rev. Fred R. Harrison of Hope officiating. Surviving are: Her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Esa Anderson, illisca, Iowa; Mrs. Zaida J. Dernond, New York City; Mrs. Win. MV. McDavis, Deaumont, Calif.; three brothers. W. S. Victor, Villisca Iowa and Elmer ictor and James E. ictor of Little Rock; two nephews Paul C. Anderson, Jimmy Victor and a niece Betty Ann Victor of Little Rock. Pallbearers—Honorary. Hope- J H Henry, C. C. Spragins, 'Dr. L. M. Lila,' Dr. Don Smith, Dr. J. W. Branch, Dr. O. L. McDonald, Dr. J. G. Martin- daye. O. L. Reed, J. F. Gorin, Malcolm Patterson, L. D. Springer, E. G. Coop, Roy Anderson, T. S. McDaviit, Fmley Ward Syd McMath, Carter Johnson, N. P. O'Neal, E. S. Greening, E. O. Wingfield, C. S. Lov.-thorp, Arch Moore, Ed Sarn of Camden. C. Murphy, Tom Wilson, Dr. J. W. Reed, E. W. Thomas C. C. Jackson, Harry Anderson, W. E. Barkman, Rev. W R Davidson, Claude Phillips of El Dorado. The only fish that do not sleep are salmon, pike, and goldfish. Labor Sufficient for Cotton Field, Says WPA LITTLE ROCK-(.-P)-Two inspectors of the state WPA headquarters reported Tuesday on their return from a survey of labor needs in the principal cotton sections of Arkansas that local labor would probably be sufficient to pick the crop tins year. Cotton '.-i NEW ORLEANS.—</Pi—October cotton opened Tuesday at 8.15 and closed at 8.07. Spot cotton closed steady 13 points lover, middling 8.02.

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