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V- 4 _^r '•' ttempstead County Fair September 20-24; Livestock Show; Household Arts and Agricultlll Exhhibits-$l,<K>0 in Gfsh Prizes. ©lass Takes Issue With RD.; Upholds Poll Tax for Voting Virginian Points Out Many Pay Poll Tax and Even Then Fail to Vote-Would F«it Tax Upon Non-Voters WASHINGTON—(/T')—Senator Carter Glass disagreed omphulicnlly Sunday with President Roosevelt's suggestion that poll taxes be olimirmtod. The Virginia Democrat said that anyone who urged repeal of his stale's poll tax tax had "mi absolutely superficial knowledge of the' matter." Body of Negro Is Discovered Near Railroad Tracks Quinton McGough, 18, Is Believed Victim of Accident NECK, LEG, BROKEN Body Discovered Monday; May Have Been Dead Two Days The body of Quinton McGough, 18- year-old negro, was found at 11:40 a. m. Monday in a patch of weeds near the Missouri Pacific railroad tracks three miles east of Hope. The negro apparently had been struck by a train and hurled into the weeds. This was the opinion of Coroner J. H. Weaver who viewed the body at Hope Furniture company undertaking parlors. Examination of the body showed the neck had been broken which was believed lo have caused his death. The left arm and right leg also were broken. There was a gash under the jaw and lacerations on the body. The body was discovered by J. T. Boyctt, Missouri Fucific signal em- ploye who was en route to Prescotl. Boyclt first discovered a pair of shoes filled with water between the rails of the track. He traveled a short distance further and then returned lo the scene. A search of the immediate area revealed the negro's body. It was believed the negro was killed some time late Saturday or Saturday night—as no rain fell in Ibis scclion until Sunday afternoon. The distance from where the shoes were found to the body was about 30 feet. The negro may have been carrying his shoes at the time was killed, Coroner Weaver said. The dead negro is the son of Billy McGough, tenant on the Lloyd Spcn: ; j ccr farm, six miles east of Hope. The 1 ^J boy's father said the IHSJ. time ho saw i j his son alive was late Salurday aftoV- j I noon. <l) Instead of abolishing poll taxes, Glass added, a wiser step might be to tax voters who failed to vworcisc their franchise. In a recent press conference, Mr. Roosevelt criticized poll taxes as an outmoded instrument of restricting the right to vole. Using Glass' state as an example, he said that as a result of the Virginia poll tax only about one- third of the white population in Virginia voted Senator Glass was a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901-2 and author of the suffrage section which included the poll tax. Revenue from the Virginia tax goes into a school fund. Then Fall to Vote "II has been demonstrated over and over again," Glass said "that the poll tax hns little to do with the number of white people who exercise their right to suffrage, since scarcely one- half of the people—or frequently less than one-half of the people—who qualify by payment of the poll tax, actually vote." Glass said that the total vote for governor in Lynchburg last November was 1,060, "whereas 10,253 qualified a.s far as payment of poll taxes arc concerned." Similarly, Glass said that in the 1936 cection, "when there was svipposcd to bo a contest on," any 5,070 Lynchburg voters visited the polls although 10,460 had paid poll taxes. Glass thoughl these examples from his own city were "typical of what happens all over the state." States' Rights The Virginian contended thai every state was entitled to determine its iwn suffrage qualifications. "So far from advocating the repeal of the poll tax, 1 am rather inclined lo advocate what I understand to be the Australian system to impose a penal tax on every qualified voter who fails without good reason to exercise his right of suffrage," he said. The senator said il was not unreasonable to ask a voter to contribute "a Star WEATHEH. Arkansas — Mostly cloudy, ahoivers in extreme west. Monday ni[/ht, and in west and cental portions Tuesday. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 288 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY HITLER SPURNS Football Season Tickets to Be $3; Boxes Available No Requirement for Season Tickets With Boxes, From Here on dollar or a dollar n half six months before election for a fund to help educate his children." Collector Hit for Giving Lewis Aid Sena t e Committee Denounces M. Hampton MagTiiderin Maryland WASHINGTON.—(/I 1 ) —The Senate Campaign Expenditures Committee held Sunday thai M. Hampton Magruder, collector of internal revenue at Baltimore, had violated the "spirit" of federal statues by expressing to non- ctvil service employes of his office a preference for Representative Duvid J. Lewis, White-House-backcd candidate in the Maryland senatorial primary. The committee said this charge of improper activiey on Magrudcr's part was the only one of the charges and counter-charges made by Lewis and his opponent, Senator Millard E. Tydings, other than those already acted upon, which its investigations sus- i tained. ' Chairman Sheppard (Dem., Texas), announced the committee would inform Secretary of the Treasury Mor- genthau of its findings as to Magl ruder and ask him lo advise whether ! he was taking action. j The committee said Magnifier's action in assembling the non-civil service j employes of his office and telling them he favored Lewis violated the spirit of the Civil Service Act, which provides i that, no person in the civil employ- j mcnt of the government "has any right I lo use his official authority or influ- , cnce to coerce the political action of , any person or body." i Secretary Morgcnthau made public ] a letter to Sheppard asking him to advise in what respects he thoughl present Treasury rules a.s to political ac- livily by ils employes failed lo coincide with Ihe law. The lellcr was written prior to the committee's action Sunday. Several weeks ago, whiel Morgen- tliau was in Europe for a vacation, Sheppard expressed the opinion that a Treasury practice pcnnitling voluntary contributions lo party campaign funds conflicted with the law, if the funds were used to aid the candidacy ofa senator. Morgcnthau said the rule was based on opinions given by Ihe attorney general in 1896 and in 1902. He added he was determined the con- duel -of Treasury employes be above reproach and asked Sheppard for an elaboration of his views. Marian Smith Is Football Queen Winner Is Announced by Young Business Men's Assocation Miss Marian Smith, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don Smith, was announced Monday as the football queen to reign over the first conference game of the season here Friday night, September 23. On that nicht, the Bobcats meet Clarksville. The final standings as announced by the Young Business Men's Association which sponsored the selection of the queen: Marian Smith 3(i,050 Mary Ann Lile 31,700 Jenny Sue Moore . 18,000 Mary Cathryn Brunei- .. 3,100 Nancy Kayo Williams 2.ROO Misses Lile, Moore, Brunei- and Williams will serve Miss Smith us ma ids. The contest for queen was sponsored last week as a feature of Watermelon Week in Hope. Big Show Over, Next (Governor of Texas Buckles Down to Serious Business Job The average life span of a tortoise is approximately a hundred years. The year the League of nations held its first meeting a resident of the capital of Martinique went into business as a lapidary. In what, year did a resident of what city enter what calling. Ansut'i on Classified 1'ilgu Ouachita College to Open Thursday Rev. W. R. Hamilton of Hope Will Oppear on Opening Program Guachita Baptist college at Arkadcl- phia is to "have it formal opening chapel Tuesday morning with the largest enrollment in many years, if not in the history of the school. The Rev. W. R. Hamilton of Hope is to s|>cak on Hie opening program on behalf of the Board of Trustees. "Both the new boy's dormitory and the old one are full, the girl's dormitory has overflowed and a nearby residence has been rented to care for the overflow, and students continue to pour in," states President J. R. Grant. The following opening chapel program will be held at the First Baptist church in Arkadclphia at 9:30 a. m.: Songs, led by George Crawford. Devotional by Pastor R. E. Nay lor. Address by representatives of Trustees, Rev. W. R. Hamilton. Talks by Dcan.s J. C. Stewart ami Hat tic Strother of the faculty. Congregational song. Address by Dr. Ben L. Bridges, Secretary of Arkansas Baptist Convention. Address by Rev. Joe Hankins for the alumni. Vocal solo by Miss Helen Chamblee accompanied by Miss Evelyn Bowdcn. Talks by Milton Graham of the students and a representative of the new students. Song—"Ouachita." Benediction. Largest coin in the world is the Japanese oban, which measures five inches across and weighs about I'^ur ounces. CLARKSVILLE, 23RD First Home Game Will Find Conference Opponent for Hope Sale of box scats, reserved seats and sciiuon tickets, which opened with a rush at Ihe Arkansas Bank & Trust Co. building Monday morning, will be continued hereafter at the office of Roy Anderson until further notice, the Hope Board of Education announced Monday. The school board athletic committee maintained the Arkansas Bank & Trust Co. building office for Monday only, transferring the ticket sale to Mr. Anderson at inidaftcrnoon. Mr. Anderson is business manager for athletics, having been elected to thai position a year ago by the school board. Season tickets are ?3, a.s originally announced. The school board athletic committee changed the price lo $3.50 Friday, due lo confusion over Ihe change in individual admission prices for conference games—but reverted to the S3 price before any tickets actually were sold. There arc four home conference games, at 75 cents each, and two non-conference games, at 50 cents each—a total of $4 in single-admissions avilable for $3 on a season ticket. ..Box seats are -still available, ranging from $8 to ?5 each. After disposal of the mail orders, boxes are now being sold without any requirement for season tickets. Boxes order by mail had to beaccompanicd by at least six season tickets (a box holds eight persons)—but this requirement has been dropped. Reserved seats arc available in the top five rows under the press box, at ?1 each for the season. Hope opens the 1938 football season at llayncsvillo Friday, 'September 16— and the first home game will be the following Friday, September 23, will Clarksvillc, a conference opponent. High School Band to Have 60 Pieces Local Musical Organization Twice as Large as a Year Ago With the opening of school only a week off and Ihe firsl home game of the football season September 23, Hope High School Band is completing prep- preparations for a busy fall season. 'Ihe summer work was concluded last week with throe parades through the business section of the city. Many cc.-ncerts, parades, and out-of-town trips have kept Ihe band in excellent condition this summer, and with few exceptions the members themselves are "ready to go." The football band will number between 55 and fiO pieces, Ihc largest in the band's history. Last year at mid- season the enrollment, was 35 pieces, which indicates an increase of almost 100 per cent. Most of the increase has taken /place in the reed and drum sections with the brass holding ils own. In addition, the opening of fichool will bring in a good many beginners and a special place hns been iirrangcd for them in the teaching schedule. A complete list of the band members will be published in a few days. O'Daniel Insists 10 Commandments 'Cover Situation' His Simple Appeal Confounds Politicians of Largest State REBUKE FOR CYNICS 'Came to Town With Guitars—Hillbillies Are Politicians Now" An amazing man on the political trapeze is W. l^cc O'Daniel, next governor of Texas and potential presidential threat. This is the last "f three articles tracing his me- teroric career. By C. I,. DOUGLAS and FRANCE MILLER NEA Service Special Correspondents HOUSTON, Texas. — Exactly what turned W. Lee O'Daniel, the persuasive radio flour salesman and homely philosopher, to politics is not entirely clear. But apparently the demand grew up more or less supontaneously in letters from his radio audience. In announcing his candidacy, O'Danie' stressed "54,499 common citizens who have writen to me." With no political machine, and no political cxcpricncc, O'Daniel took the field against a dozen opposing candidates. This closed the newly-written hosannah he had written for a battle song: "They come to own with their guitars "And now they'e smoking big cigars— "Them hillbillies are politicians now." Texas political circles not only chuckled but laughtcd right out loud as O'Daniel bundled his band into a big while sound truck and started out on the political conquest of the biggest state in the union. Nol Phased By Name-Calling But within a few weeks, reports to other candidates indicated that O'Daniel was getting as god a grip on the voters as he had on the passers of O'Daniel and family and Pal accompanying kiss from pretty daughter Molly . . . campaign crooning sons Mike, left,, wifely care . . . and hotel bed relaxation during campaign. A Thought The essence of true holiness consists in conformity to the iiature and will of God.—Lucas.. •• Spa Murder Case Believed Solved Suspects Taken to Pulaski Jail as Public Feeling biscuits. After they were the LITTLE ROCK.-Solulion of the murder of Eldon Cooley, 30, co-operator of the Stucart chain of grocery stores at Hoi 'Springs, who was found shot to death in a mountainous area .seven miles cast of Hoi Springs early Friday, appeared imminent Sunday night, Garland comity officers and State Police announced. Sheriff Marion Anderson of Garland county said three of five persons questioned at Stale Police headquarlcrs here had admitted knowledge of the slaying and one had admitlcd aclual participation in Cooley's kidnaping, robbery and slaying. The sheriff identified the man as (Continued on Page Three) same people. The fact that he hadn't paid his poll tax was dug up; he was accused of being a "carpetbagger" and an "itinerant Yankee." After all, he had only been 10 years in Texas. O'Daniel met both attacks. He sank the glories of the Alamo, and turned the poll-tax thrust by saying that "he was so fed up with the professional politicians, that he hadn't intended to vole at all." Professional politicians, with their ears to the ground, began to hear a distant rumble as the weeks passed- it was the O'Daniel sound truck beating up the bushes in far parts of the .state. Mo.st unorthodox of all, G''Danicl was making his listeners pay for the privilege of listening to his show, taking collections at each street meeting in little barrels labeled "Flour, not Pork." At one meeting he ostentatiously refused a $20 bill found in the barrel, and made- the donor take back $1!) in change. "That's all we want from any one contributor," O'Daniel cried. Big-city politicians swooned. Witli his sons plink-plunking away in the Hillbilly Band and his comely daughter taking up collections, O'Daniel .swept through town after town. | nrt neglect ing to put in a little plug for his flour from time to time. Knew the Answers The opposition grow desperate in the effort to "keep a bunch of clowns and wildmcn out of the state capital." and jeered "this Kansas political hitchhiker who is trying to thumb a ride on a flour sack into the governor's office." They dug up the failure of the Independent Milling Company in Kansas. O'Daniel's response was a broadcast from Kingman, Kims., to Texas, in which prominent citizens of Kingman highly commended their newly prominent "favorite son." The O'Daniel family, surrounded by a few friends and seven cases oc cold soda pop. awaited first returns on the night of the primary. It was son over, the greatest Texas political triumph since that of Jim Ferguson in 1914. O'Daniel was running up more votes, than all of the 11 other candidates combined. Few Doubt Has Sincerity Chastened politicians, obscure country Texans, and jobbers seeking im- Mrs. Sarah fitter Dies Early Monday Funeral Services for Washington Woman at 2:30 Tuesday Mrs. Sallle Lockhart Etter, 66, died at her home in Washington at 3 a. m. Monday. She was the wid ow of the late W. H. Etter, Sr., attorney and member of a noted newspaper family, who died in 1933. Mrs. Etter had been in ill health the past 10 years, her condition becoming critical only a week ago. Born in Durant, Miss., August 4, 1872 she was reared in Yazoo City. Miss., and Batesville, Ar. At the latter place she was a member of Arkansas college faculty prior to her marriage there to the late W. H. Etter in 1906. Soon after their marriage the couple moved to Washington where Mr. Ettei was engaged in law practice. Since then Mrs; Etter had been a resident of Washington. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday from the Washington Presbyterian church where she was a member. The services will be conducted by the pastor, Dr. J. C. Williams. Burial will be in the Washington cemetery. Surviving are one son, W. H. Etter, Jr., of Washington, owner of the Washington Telegraph; two sisters, Mrs. Phillips C. Williams of Yazoo City, Miss., and Mrs. Charles H. Grant of Little Rock, and one granddaughter, Sarah June Etter. Plebiscite Idea Is Rejected by Nazis in Sudeten Crisis Hitler Lashes Democracies as Allies of Red Dictatorship STIRS FOLLOWERS Czechs Prepare to Order Marital Law in Sude- ten Region • NURNBERG, Germany—(/P)—Reichs- fuehrer Hitler Monday rejected the idea of a plebiscite hi Czechoslovakia after declaring 3,400, Sudeten Germans there are "being systematically ruined and doomed to slow extinction." A plebiscite in Czechoslovakia," the fuehrer said, "would only be conducted under brutal oppression. He had declared previously, in a statement of German foreign policy which the world had waited tensely to hear, that in Czechoslovakia "millions of people are being manhandled and suppressed." "Depriving these human beings of all rights must come to an end," he thundered. He told his cheering followers that, "We see Democracy and Bol-. shevism arrayed in a solid front" against Nazi Germany." The fuehrer spoke at length on what lie called the sufferings of the Nazi adherents in Austria before its annexation. The first portion of his pronouncement before this climactic meeting of the 10th annual Nazi party congress was devoted entirely to recalling the party's fight for supreme power in Germany. . '•.;,: Flays Democracies He then turned his attack against the Democratices and Bolshevism, asserting that they were united against Naziism under the "slogan of liberty, equality and fraternity." "It is a bloody mockery of history," the fuehrer continued, "the Democracies are allied with the most brutal dictatorship in the world. It was they which attempted to hinder Italy's action in. Ethiopia." Hammering home the point that the Nazis built Germany into a mighty T W. Lee O'Daniel. . . . Will he fulfill the promise of his political triumph? An echo from the sound truck answers stoutly, "Yeah, man!" (Continued on Pago Three) 168-Pound Melon to Legion Meet A. B. Turner's Melon Is Sent to Los Angeles by Legion Post The largest reported watermelon of the 1!)38 season in HcmpMear! county left Hope this wcck-cml to participate- in the American Legion national convention at Los Angeles, Calif., late- this month. It was a 168-pound melon, produced by A. B. Turner, former champion grower of Rocky Mound; and it was accompanied by a 153-poundcr, the two melons to be exhibited by the Arkansas delegation at the Los Angeles convention. The melons were shipped Saturday night to Little Rock, where they will be placed aboard a train for Los Angeles Tuesday. Cecil Weaver, coiv.niander of the local post of the Legion, said the melons ajid other exhibits at the Los Angeles convention were being jointly sponsored by the Legion and the Arkansas Centennial Commission, with the understanding that the Legion assist the (Continued on Page Three) Grant Mistrial in Case of Hines J u d g e Pecora H a n d s Down Decision in New York Late Monday NK\V YORK..M 1 )—Supreme Court .tiislicc Ferdinand Pecora late Mi tidiiy granted a defense motion I for u mistrial in (he state's case against James J. Hincs, Tammany district lender, on conspiracy-lottery charges in connection with the late Dutch Schultz' policy racket. Urges Special Session for Medical College LITTLE ROCK.—(fl'i-Rep. Kenneth C. Coffell, of Saline county, proposed Monday H special session of the legislature to enact legislation which would enable the University of Arkansas Medical school to regain its approved rating fro mthe American Medical association. Coffelt volunteered .to serve without pay ui such a session. ,. Remove Ulcer for James Roosevelt President's Son Stands Operation at Mayo's Successfully BULLETIN ROCHESTER, Minn.—t/Pj—Presi- dent Roosevelt \vas> cheered Monday by the apparent success of a serious stomach operation on his eldest son, James. \ bulletin regarding James' condition, issued Monday, said: "He had as good a night as could be expected for the first post-operative nighl. His temperature is 9!), with a pulse of. 100; and his respiration and blood pressure arc normal." nation again, he said: "Scorn is being heaped on us today, but thank God we are in a position to prevent any rape of Germany." Czechs Are Ready PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—OT—The Czechoslovak government reached a decision to invoke martial law in sections of the Sudeten German region Monday night if serious disorders develop after Reichsfuehrer Hitler's scheduled Nurnberg speech. Hitler to Speak NURBERG, Germany—W 3 }—Heiclis- fuehrer Adolf Hitler, addressing 13,000 officers and men of the army, air force and marines Monday, assured them: "You have the best weapon existing today, you are getting the best training, and I know you have the best character." Hitler, whose portentious address on foreign policy will conclude the congress Monday night, spoke only seven minutes to the military forces. Germqny Is Poor WASHINGTON -(/P)- Adolf Hitler ROCHESTER, Minn.- i/Pi -James Roosevelt, eldest son of the president, was in "splendid" condition, physicians said Sunday after he underwent on operation at a hospital here for relief from gastric ulcer. The president was at the Mayo Clinic. Physicians said thatthc ulcer had proved lo be "non-malignant." Stephen Early, secretary of the executive. was "talking through his steel helmet" and doing some "wishful thinking," say some American experts, when he declared at Nurnberg that an economic blockade of Germany would be an "ineffective weapon." They described Hitler's statement as an overly optimistic view of the results of his campaign for German economic self-sufficiency. A blockade of several years would take nearly if not quite the safe frightful toll of German energies it took in the latter half of the World war, they say. Still Lacks Fats Making allowance for the astonishing. achievements of German chemists and engineers in perfecting substitutes for rnw materials, and for the storing up of essential supplies that has been going on in Germany for several years, the conclusions of the American experts are: Germany has had a good harvest this year and has purchased grain (through barter) from other countries such as Hungary and Jugoslavia. She will have enough food for a time. But war would drain men from her fields. A good harvest this year does not guarantee another next year. She is deficient in fats, a lack from which she suffered so terribly in the World war. Even now, in peace-time (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS—l/P)—October cot- said the president and Mrs. Roosevelt, tan opened Monday at 8,00 and closed and James 1 wife, Betsy, had been prin- (Continued on Page Throe) at 7.99. Spot cotion closed sleady ix-ints lower, middling 7.94. . four

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