Hempstead County Fair September 20-24; Livestock Show; Household Arts and Agricultural Exh ibits-$l,000 in Cash Prizes, W.W. Holcomb, Ex Hope Boy, New Political Power in Texas Manages Successful Campaign of Sadler, One of Two Nominated Over Opposition of W. Lee O'Daniel How a former Hope boy rose to political power in Texas is told in a recent issue of Ihe Longvicw (Texas) Daily News, reciting the story of W. W. Halcomb, who back in 1914 used to be known as "Wilbur" around the composing room of J. E. Purklns' Arkansas Evening Herald. W.S. Atkins to Be Next Chairman of State Committee The Tcxns paper's story follows: Governor Bailey Endorses Hope Man for Chief Party Office ON POLICE BOARD Governor Favors Mikel, Fort Smith, for Clerk of the House LITTLE ROCK-W. S. Atkins of Hope, lawyer and member of the Stale Police Commission, received gubernatorial blessing Monday for chairmanship of Ihe Stale Democratic Committee. At a press conference Monday afternoon, Governor Bailey said: "Many members of the state committee have expressed the .sentiment thai Judge Atkins should he chairman of the committee. "Ho would be entirely acceptable lo me." Stale Convention The committee will be elected by caucuses at the State Democratic convention at Hot Springs Thursday and Friday. June P. Woolen and Beloil Taylor, Little Hock lawyers, are chairman and secretary, respectively, of the committee. The governor indicated no preference for a committee secretary. Mr. Atkins, who has been outstanding in Hempstead county and southwest Arkansas politics many years, has been a supporter of the governor since his race for attorney general four years ago. He was named on the Stale Police Commission by Governor Bailey after the Stale Police Department was reorganized and enlarged as a result of adm'mistration- .supporled legislation in 1937. Mikel Clerk of House Governor Bailey said he had told Representative Lyman L. Mikel of Fort Smith thai he "would be acccpl- able" lo him a:; chief dor!; of the House of the Fifty-second General Assembly. Representative Mikel conducted an unsuccessful campaign in the August 9 Democratic primary to defeat Stale Senator Fred Armstrong of Fort Smith, Capt. Arvor M. Ledbeltcr of Conway was chief clerk of Ihe House of the Fifty-first General Assembly. Mr. Mikel, 30, one of the youngest members of the legislature, is a lawyer. He has practiced law in Fort Smith since he was admitted to the bar in 1934. A graduate of Cumberland University at Lebanon, Term., Mr. Mikel also attended Arkansas Tech at Rus.scl!ville. State Police to Test School Buses Will Inspect 725 School Vehicles and Driccrs in State By coincidence, W. W. "Hick" Halcomb, assistant secretary of slate under Gerald C. Mann, managed the campaign of G. A. Jerry Sadler for stale railroad commissioner, Mann and Sadler being the only two men lo be clcclcd over O'Daniel "blessed" candidates in Saturday's runoff primary. Self-Slyletl Hick Halcomb, who gave himself the name of "World's Worst Hick" to sub- ;lilutc for his initials over a column in a Panhandle lown paper, slarted out as a country newspaper man at Dumas, of Ding-dong Daddy fame. After editing and publishing various small- town weeklies in the Amarillo area, Halcomb had his first political experience in the days when Ernest O. Thompson, now railroad commissioner, was strafing the utilities at Amarillo. Halcomb was the only publisher who backed Thompson's hand, bul his ardor for Ihe red-haired holcl magnate, he avers has since cooled somewhat. Halcomb took an important role in Ross Sterling's successful campaign for governor, doing publicity and speaking assignments. Later ho played a similar part in James V. Allrcd's campaigns. He drew the post of assistant secretary of state under Mann, with whom he formed a warm and lasting friendship. Prison Reform Halcomb headed a committee to study prison reforms and toured Iho country gathering data. Ho is author of the plan of voluntary parole boards in each county to aid ex-convicts in finding "the way back." One of Halcomb's grcatesl disappointments came when a bill he had prepared to lake Ihe power of parole away from Ihe governor was mutilated. Governor Allred himself, Halcomb charges, helped ruin the measure, although he had campaigned for just such a bill, and Halcomb felt he had been repudiated. . Halcomb shares the credit with Jerry Sadler and his cousin Harley, a veteran West Texas Showman, for one of the biggest upsets in the 1938 political battle. Private Ownership of Cars Is Urged State May Switch Over to Mileage Allowance B asi s Hope Star WEATHER. _Arkamns-—Cloudy, probably showers in cast and south portions Tuesday nig lit and Wednesday, and in northwest portion Tuesday night VOLUME 39—NUMBER 289 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,1938 PRICE 5c COPY FAIR TOUR THURSDAY ft ft & ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Sudetens Give Czechs Ultimatum of 6 Hours 0 Nazi-Backed Party Demands Abolition of Martial Law Mai'tial Law Tuesday Is Czechs' Answer to Hitler's Threats GERMANY AROUSED "The Cup Is Full" Declares Official Paper in Berlin PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia— (IT)— The Sudeten German party presented an ultimatum to the Czechoslovak government at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday night demanding that the martial law and extraordinary police measures imposed on the Sudeten communities be revoked within six hours. The party in a memorandum to the government staled that if martial law were continued the party would not "be responsible for developments." LITTLE ROCK-Govcrnor liailey asked Chief Gray Albright of the slate police Monday "to see to it that every .school bus in the state used for the transporlation of school children is inspected personally by slate policemen, and that all law.-; conlemplalcd to provide greater safety with respect to vehicle and driver are complied with." The governor's action apparently resulted from study of a report, filed at his office by the state police showing I hat 207 of 521 school buses submitted for police inspection in 1937 were found to be unsafe. His letter to the state police head commented thai the report "indicates that not enough precaution has been taken in former years to insure safe transportation of lbc.se children. "Judging from the records of previous years, some of these school children will be killed in highway accidents before the end of the' school term," he said. Chief Albright said state police officers assigned to the .state's judicial districts would conduct inspections of the approximately 725 vehicles and "make sure" drivers of all school buses comply with safety regulations. He said he was uncertain whether state police could prohibit use of unsafe vehicles, in view of a restraining order in Union Chancery Court, enjoining enforcement of the style's compulsory auto testing statute. Chief Albright said one school district, in which five children were killed in an accident last year, has purchased two all-steel buses to transport school children. LITTLE ROCK—One of the major features of Governor Bailey's second term administration will be the advocating of prviatc ownership of automobiles used lo conduct the slate's affairs, the governor disclosed Monday. In an unformal discussion of the worries of administering the myriad duties placed on the shoulders of the Isale revenue commissioner, the governor chuckled and said "those automobiles Ihe Revenue Department owns are enough to run any man crazy." He said Revenue Commissioner Z. M. McCarroll had become greatly concerned over Iho mailer, and was seeking a feasible plan whereby silo em- ployes required to use automobiles could acquire their own and operate them on an allowance from the slate. The governor said it would be impractical to pply the change to the state police, .since they arc at all times subject to call to duty, and "vir- lually live on wheels." He said there was some doubt in his mind that it would be feasible to require many Qinploycs of the highway department to use their own cars, beciiu.sc of the nature of their work. Governor Bailey indicated legislation might be soughl, to pave the way for inauguration of a system of use by state employes of privale automobiles, on an allowance from the slate. He cilcd instances where Highway Department employes, for instance, "have thoughtlessly driven several miles in a big truck lo gel Ihcir lunch. Thai lunch probably cost the slate $2.50 or more in many inslnces. It would be cheaper to buy the lunches." A valetudinarian who had requested euthanasia recently expressed Uiu hope that he would shake hands with Anaiida MahiduJ -before he died. What type of man, who had requested what, wanted to shake hands with the king of whal country? AIIMVIT on Classified Page Robert Jewell One of Freshmen at Hendrix Robert Jewell of Hope was among the 150 new students arriving at Hendrix college, Conway, Ark., on Monday. The school year officially began that night with a reception of the new students by the faculty members and their wives. A full week o factivily is planned for the new enrollees before classes begin. Main feature of Ihe entire program will be the series of placement tests which are given to determine each student's particular abilities, with a view to planning his schedule of courses. Other events include Ihe address of welcome by President J. H. Renolds and the impressive candle light induction ceremony. Recruiting Officers to Be Here Sept. 17 A United Stales naval recruiting party will bo al the Hope ]x>stoffico Saturday, September 17, to enlist both white and negroes in Ihe navy. Recruiting officers will receive applications from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. that day. Martial \M\V PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia — (/P) — Czechoslovakia imposed martial law jn eight Sudeten German districts and sent tanks into a key Sudolcn town Tuesday after a series of disorders in which three persons were killed. A responsible government source said the government would extend martial law to all other Sudelen areas, and Ihroughout the republic, if necessary to preserve order. Tanks from a nearby garrison rumbled through the streets of Eger, less than 10 mjles from the German border, where frenzied celebrations took place following Adolf Hitler's Nurnberg speech. The death penalty for disturbers of the peace was ordered. Nazis Arc Angered BERLIN, Germany —(IP}— A Nazi spokesman Tuesday called the action of Czechoslovakia in imposing martial law on eight Sudelen German com munitjcs an "outrighl provocation." Nazis generally expressed bitterness over developments in the Sudelen areas following Monday night's speech by Adolf Hitler at Nurnberg pledging aid to the Sudetens. The Nazis took the position lhat Ihe clamping on of martial law, and the death of three persons—said here to be all Eudetens—in demonstrations after Hitler's speech, constiluled Czechoslovakia's "answer to Hitler." Der Angriff, organ of Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Geobbels, declared: "The cup is full." Crisis for Britain LONDON, Eng. - (/Pj _ Competent British observers said Monday night that Chancellor Adolf Hitler in his Nurnbcrg speech virlually had demanded the Sudeten Germain minority of Czechoslovakia bo allowed lo set up ils own slate within a stale. Hitler thus gave Britain a choice of (Continued on Page Three) Second and Third Die in Wreck Near Rogers ROGERS, Ark. — (A 1 ) — Lulu Mac Schcll, 17, and Pierce Green, 25, died in hospitals Tuesday from injuries received Monday night in an automobile accident north of here in which Loon Schcll, 20, was killed instantly. Miss Schcll, sister of Leon, died in a Rogers hospital as the result of a skull fracture. Green died in a Fayetlcville hospital from a broken back. J. 0. Douglas Is Found Dead Here South Main Street Store Owner Dies in Sleep Coroner Says J. O. Douglas, 63, was found dead Tuesday morning in his bed in the sleeping quarters of his store and gasoline station, South Main street. Coroner J. H. Weaver, who investi- gaed, said Douglas apparently died in his sleep during the nighl of heart disease. No inquest will bo held. Coroner Weaver said Douglas' family was away at the time of his death and that the body was discovered by neighbors who went lo awaken him. Mr. Douglas had been a resident of Hope about four years. Funeral services will be hold al 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill cemetery, 10 miles north of Waldo,. He is survived by his widow, one son, Gallon Douglas of Waldo, and one daughter, Miss Ervill Douglas of Hope, and other relatives in Texas. • i •—i Mother of Young Jay Gould Is Dead Mrs. Harold C. Strotz, 49, Found Dead Before Flowing Gas-Jets NEW YORK—(/P)—Mrs. Harold C. Strotz, 49, socially prominent mother of young Jay Gould, great grandson of the famous railroad builder of the 19Lh century, died Tuesday in her Park avenue apartment of illuminating gas poisoning. Emergency rescue crews, called when she was found unconscious in her kitchen with gas, police said, pouring from fjve jets, worked vainly for more than four hours to save her life, Deteclivc Frank Crimmings began an investigation to make an official determination of the manner of her death. A scaled note, addressed, "To Jay," wasTound in the apartment. Wins $5 Award Benjamin Carroll Hyatt, son of Mrs. B. C. Hyatt and grandson of C. C. Spragins, has been awarded a $5 prize in the Kellogg All-Ajnerican baseball poll. He holds a letter of congralula- tion.s from Ihe company. Loses Life Savings A Thought The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves nol others, lives unblest.—Home. Sen. Tydings Beats Roosevelt; G. 0. P. Victor in Maine Tydings Has Lead in 117 of State's 149 Nominat- . ing Districts BIG POPULAR VOTE Tydings 109,308 to Lewis' 78,146 in Test on New Deal Ely the Associated Press Senator Millard E. Tydings rolled steadily Tuesday toward what appeared to be a landslide victory in Maryland. Late returns placed him far in front of Representative David J. Lewis, President Roosevelt's hope jn the primary election to unseat the senior Maryland senator. •Unofficial tabulations gave Tydings a lead in districl units having 117 of the state's 149 nominating convention votes. The popular vote in 726 of 1,288 polling places was: Tydings ................................ 109.308 Lewis .................................... 78,146 Arthur E. Hungerford ran third with 7,133 ..... The Maryland Democratic primary stole the spotlight from Maine's general election, in which Republicans held their ground. Reports from 620 of 629 polling places in Mane gave Governor Lewis O. Barrows, incumbent Republican, 156,511, to former Democratic Governor Louis J. Brann's 139,158. All three Republican representatives were re-elected. An indignant infant is Barbara Marslon of Atlanta, Ga The 300 pennies she had saved tor her old age 8ie gone and'the teapot Jingles no more. A slick-talking prospective boarder al her mother's ; home perpetrated the foul deed, The cadi BALTIMORE, Md.—(/P)—Purbe-lisl- ed Senator Millard E. Tydings, on the 'basis of unofficial returns from 127 of Baltimore city's 471 polling places Monday night, maintained his impressive lead over Representative David J. Lewis, supported by President Roosevelt. Arthur E. Hungerford, self- styled New Deal entry ignored by the national administration, trailed. Two hundred and two out of 471 .polling place in Baltimore city gave: Lewis 24,038 Hungerford 2,457 Tydings 31,059 Tidings, receiving returns jn a flower-filled suite at his hotel here, commented: "I am very much pleased by the 'returns which have come in from Baltimire city. They, are far beyond my expeclalions." Tydings, occupying a suile with his wife and a group of frjends, walked about smiling, accepting congratula- lions from a conslanl slream of well- wishers. Tydings in Lead Tydings was leading in four of Ihe cily's six legislative districls, each of which has seven voles in Ihe state nominating convention, which will act (September 28 on the basis of unit votes of the 23 counties and six Baltimore districts. On the basis of convention votes, Tydings was leading in the race for 28 and Lewis, 14. County returns were delayed by the long local ballots and the fact thai only in Baltimore were voting ma- diinea used. Nice and O'Conor Lead Republican ballots were counted fjrst i ntlie counties and on the basis of early returns from the Eastern Shore, Gov. Harry W. Nice was establishing a wide margin for renom- ination over his opponent, state Senator Harry Phoebus, self-styled "Abraham Lincoln of the Eastern Shore." In the Democratic gubernatorial race, Mayor Howard W. Jackson of Balti: more was trailing Attorney General | Herbert R. O'Conor, 79 precincts giv- ; ing: ', O'Conor 5,946 Jackscn ... 5,328 The other candidates for governor, state Comptroller Willjam S. Gordy Jr., had 709 and slate Senator Lansdale G. Sassccr 210. Republicans In Maine PORTLAND, Me.—(/F)—Republican candidates for four major Maine offices piled up leads Monday nighl in an unofficial tabulation of returns from the nation's first 1938 election. Governor Lewis O. Barrows (Rep.) who campaigned against Ihe Now Deal, hel da lead of 9,000 voles over former Governor Loujs J. Brann (Dem.), with nearly half the state tabulated. In the Third districl. Unilcd Slales Representative Ralph O. Brewster • Rep.), who with two other incumbent Republican congressmen were endorsed by the Townsend old age pension group, appeared assured of victory. He held a long lead over Melvin P. Roberts (Dem.). Representative Clyde H. Smith, in (Continued on Page Three) Picture of Perfection Par excellence in precision* flying is'this demonstration of perfection by the Army Air Corps' 27th Pursuit Squadron'from Sellridge Field in Michigan. The big crowds at the National Air Races in Cleveland thought these sky-jinks were pretty .good, too. Livestock Quota HereFixed $500 Hempstead Citizens Asked to Support Arkansas Exhibit Hempslead county has been assessed $500 as its quota in helping to finance the first annual Arkansas Livestock Show lo be held in North Little Rock November 8 to 13, M. S. Bates, county livestock chairman, announced Thursday. Mr. Bates said he would atlempl to raise this amounl in Hempslead county through voluntary donations by Hempstead cilizens. Mr. Bates said that $75,000 was being raised to finance the show and pay premiums of which Pulaski county will raise two-lhirds of the amount or ?50,000. All other counties have been assessed a combined total of $25,000 of which Hempstead county's quola is $500. Persons wishing to donate to this fund are urged to send their checks to Mr. Bales or lo Ihe Hope Chamber of Commerce, Ihe cheeks to be made oul to the Arkansas Livestock Show Association. Mr. Bates announced that $100 had already been raised here, leaving a balance of $400. The donors: Temple Cotton Oil Co $ 25.00 Citizens Nalional Bank Lemley & Lemley M. S. Bates Lee Garland Ward & Son Drugstore ... .John P. Cox Drug Co J. C. Penney Co White & Co Hope Hardware Co 25.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Total $100.00 Roosevelt Anxious Over Farm Prices Pauses in Watch at Son's Bedside to Discuss Farm Problem ROCHESTER, Minn.-(/P>—President Roosevelt resumed his close watch on the condition of his son James Tuesday after an impromptu roadside chat in which he pledged he would do everything possible to lift farm prices. Between visits to the hospital the president went for a long drive over rain-sodden dirl roads. He slopped in front of a farm-house where an elderly farmer, who did not give his name, came out and chatted with the president and asked pointblank what Roosevelt plaiuied to do to lift farm prices. The president promised to do everything (wssible. To Preach Frfday D. 0. Slivey will preach at Rocky Mound Friday night, September 16. The public is invited. 6 Killed, 13 Hurt in Crash of Bus Boston-New York Coach Collides With Truck- and-Trailer OXFORD, Mass.—(/P)—Six persons were killed and 13 others injured, several seriously, Tuesday when a New York-Boston bus and a truck-trailer collided almost headon on a rain-swept highway. The impact was heard a quarter of a mile away by a restaurant proprietor who notified stale police and a doclor. The bus overturned, blocking the highway. The fuel tanks of both vehicles burst but the gasoline did not catch fire. Schoolmasters to Meet in Hope September 19 The Hempstead County Schoolmasters club will hold its first fall meeting Monday night, September 10, at Hopa city hall. New officers will be elected at thai time. All superintendents, principals and men teachers are invited and urged lo allend. School board members and other interested citizens are- also invited. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-5. Pat. Off. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Are you expected to repay a call made by your clergyman and his wife? 2. Is it all right to serve simple afternoon tea to callers who are calling for the first time? 3. When you make a social blunder, is it good idea to call others' attention to it? 4. Is it necessary for persons who have dined with each other several times to not invite the other until the last invitation has been repaid? 5. Should you he careful about leaving stains on your hostess' Mapkiivs? What would you do if— You are in a restaurant and wish to call the attention of the waiter and cannot catch his eye— la) Call, "Waiter," 'in a low voice? (b) Call him "Gareon" or "Boy"? (c) Ko afler him? Answers 1. Yes. 2. No, unless it is something for which you should beg another's pardon. 4. No. 5. Yes, but some of it can't be helped. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a). Business Men and Hope Boys Band to Make 2-Day Tour 13 Communities Will Be Visited—Short Talks Scheduled FAIR SEPTEMBER 20-24 Evangeline Shows Are Booked for Free Fair Attraction Twenty-five automobiles loaded with Hope business men.and band boys and girls will leave the city hall, Thursday and Frjday mornings, September 15 &nd 16, at 8 a. m. to make a tour of Hempstead county, to advertise the Hempstead County Fair, which begins Tuesday, September 20, and continues for five days. : Sid Bundy will have charge of the tour and he asks that business men who ;.mish cars L arrange to be present at 'he city nil" promptly at 8 o'clock. • Thirty-minute stops will be made at each place except at Ozan, where the party will have lunch. There they will stop an hour. The program at each stop will be a selection by the band and a short talk from some member of the party, inviting the people to .the fair. A complete program of amusements and premiums, will be distributed on the tour. The schedule for the two-days will be as follows: Thursday 1 Arrive Hope DeAnn 8:30 a. m. Blevins 9:30 a. m. McCaskill 10:30 a. m. Bingen 11:30 a. m. Ozan 12:30 p. m. Washington 2:00 p. m. Columbus 3:00 p. m. Saratoga 4:00 p. m. Fulton 5:00 p. m. Friday Hope Emmet 8:30a.m. Patmos 10:00 a. m. Spring HiU 11:00 a. m, 11:30 a. m. Hope 12:00 Noon Two Free Acts The Evangeline Shows, which will play for the fair, wjll have two free attractions instead of the usual one. The Rosards presents a trick house act which has been a big hit as a laugh getter and a clown act which is also very popular with the children. The Tigere Brothers, another free act, do fancy whip cracking, knife throwing, sharp shooting and trapeze acts. Sponsor Farm Booths Home Demonstration clubs are sponsoring Farm and Home Community booths in the booth contest of the fair. Club members are not only entering the contenst to compete for prizes, but they also wish to teach something. The educational feature which is to be a part of each booth jwill score a possible 300. These features will vary in every club . Educational features, which will be put on by the Allen club will be balanced cow's feed and balanced ration for chjckens, using home grown feed. The Melrose club will have a display of salads featuring small fruits and vegetables. The Bright Star club will feature a luncheon using products from the pantry shelf. The Mt. Nebo club will fealure the use of sorghum in live diet. Club Committees Home Demonstration Club Fair committees: Melrose: Mrs. C. P. Zimmerly, Mrs. P. J. Holt, Mrs. Edwin Urrey, Mrs. Joe Laseter and Mrs. A. G. Zimmerly, Ozan-St. Paul: Mrs. Charles Locke, Mrs. Eugene Goodlett and Mrs. O. C. Robins. Columbus: Mrs. Allen Downs, Mrs. C. R. Whjte, and Miss Mildred Johnson. Hopewell: Mrs. Home West, Mrs. C. D. Hare. Mrs. C. Petre, Mrs. AHavmi Breeding and Mrs. Ardell Clark. Bruce Chapel: Mrs. Davis, Mrs. R. L. Tom! in, Mrs. J. W. Goodson. Centerville: Mrs. S. B. Skinner, Mrs. P. F. Campbell, Mrs. Guy Linaker and Mrs. Kenneth Jones. Oak Grove: Mrs. Sid Skinner, Mrs. Leave 8:00 a. m. 9:00ha. m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a. m, 12:00 a.m. 1:30 p.'m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p. m, 4:30 p, m. 5:30 p.m. 8:00 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 10:30 a. m. (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS—(/Pi-October cotton opened Tuesday at 7.99 and closed at 7.85. Spot cotton closed steady 14 points lower, middling J.SO.
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