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Hempstead County Fair September 20-24; Livestock Show; Household Arts and Agricultural Exh:ibits-$l,000 in Cash Prizes. 22 Condemned,Chinese Live on; Japs Mold Execution Grounds Shanghai International Settlement Can't Legally Put Them to Death, and Japs Have Liquidated Nearest Chinese Officials SHANGHAI.—(/I')—In Shanghai's Ward Road Jail, the world's largest prison, twenty-two Chinese arc living who would long since have been dead and buried but for the undeclared Sino-Japanesc war. — ® The twenty-two Chinese have all Church Welcome Sign Is Praised by Tourist on 67 Chattanooga (Tenn.) Woman Writes Letter to M. E. Pastor NAME COMMITTEE Group Erects Church Signs at Either Approach on No. 67 The following letter was received this week by Rev. Fred R. Harrison, pastor of First Methodist church: 359 Derby Road, Chattanooga, Tcnn., Sept. 10, 1938. Pastor, First Methodist Church, Hope, Arkansas. Dear Sir: Recently we passed through your city on a trip to Texas, and it came to our attention that Hope, Ark., left us with tho l>ost impression of any town through which \vc passed. We felt we would like you to know, also your local Chamber of Commerce, that while we were welcomed to every city on the route by beers, ales, automobile tires, cafes, hotels and organizations, it was only at llouc we were 'welcomed' by a church. We really felt welcome. (Signed) Mrs. J. M. Munns. Sign Boards The "welcome" so warmly praised in this letter was given by the sign boards at the city limits on either end of Highway (>7, erected during the summer by the Board of Stewards of First Methodist church. A suggestion from J. C. Carlton, a member of the local church, that such signs be erected, was executed by a committee from the board, composed of Charles Har- rcll, John P. Ridgdill and Clifford Franke. There was n double purpose in building these signboards. They were to give a welcome to tourists to stop a few minutes at First Methodist church for meditation during the day, between the hours of 8 a. m. and 5 p. m. when Ihe church floors vould be open. Then thc.sc signs were to give a welcome, on behalf of the Church, to Hope. The Signs These signs, which arc C feel wide and 8 feet high, carry the following . message: Stop To Meditate or Worship 8 A. M. to a P. M. Daily FIRST METHODIST CHURCH Hope, Arkansas Smaller signs, bearing the words "Methodist Church" pointing toward the church building, were also placed at either corner of the intersection of ji'i Pine slrcpt and the highway. J. K. Prescott Is Senior Republican Emmet Man Member of State Committee Longer Than Anyone LITTLE ROCK-J. K. Prescott of Emmet was on hand Tuesday as a delegate from Nevada county to the Republican State Convention. He has been a member of the state committee as long as anyone can remember, including himself, and said Tuesday that he recalled missing only one state convention in the past 20 years. On that occasion he was too ill to attend. Mr. Preseolt, who jnovcd to Emmet from Hempstead county H8 years ago, has had a varied experience. He served several years as a railway mail clerk, 10 years as postmaster, a lot of experience with farming, 20 years on the city council and 18 years as a newspaper agent. He said none of those followings were quite as much to his liking as his earlier experience as a traveling salesman, when he sold everything from tombstones to sewing machines. This steadfast Republican from southwest Arkansas has six married sons and daughters, most of whom live in the vicinity of Emmet. His name.sake, J. K. Prcscoll Jr., i.s in the oil business at Henderson, Ky. bccn sentenced lo death for crimes committed within the International Concession but execution has been delayed through the fact that Japanese invaders have occupied all Chinese territory adjacent to the Sotllomenl. Under the arrangement existing between the Setllcmcnl and Chinese Govcrn- menl authorities the executions must be carried out in Chinese territory. Shanghai Municipal Police officials arc now attempting to solve the jail and execution problem with a request to the Chinese Government authorities in Chungking lo modimy the arrangements so that the men may be executed within the jail grounds. If and when the Chinese Govem- benl grants Die request the police must also secure approval from the Consular Body, composed of consuls of the various powers, who play a dominant role in the involved administration of tills international settlement in China. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities all Chinese found guilty of major crimes in the Settlement and ordered executed were—on the day set for their dcalh—turned over to Chinese authorities. They were immediately taken lo Ihc "model prison" in Chinese territory where the execution occurred. Japanese now occupy the "model prison" and all territory surrounding Shanghai, so thalit is impossible lo .secure a court order or carry out the death sentence. The twenty-two prisoners, some of whom have been awaiting death for nearly a year, were nil convicted of armed robbery, murder, kidnaping or other crimes involving the death penalty under Chinese law. A Thought The generous who is always just, and the just who is always generous, may, unannounced, approach the throne of heaven.—Lavatcr. A gentleman who hailed from "the Granit State" recently discovered to his surprise that the American ambassador to Spain and the .secretary of the navy had the same first names. Where did the gentleman hail from, and what are the names of the ambassador and the secretary of the navy? Answer on Classified 1'age Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas—fair Wednesday night and Thursday; slightly cooler Wednesday night VOLUME 39—NUMBER 290 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1938 PRICE Be COPY 2.000 SUDETENS. I ARMS, BATTLE CZECHS o Roosevelt Heads Back for Capital Son Recovering, President Anxious Over foreign Satuation ROCHESTER, Mann— (IP)— President Roosevelt left here for Washington at 11:08 a. m. Wednesday after talking with Secretary of State Hull by telephone. Heads for Capital ROCHESTER, Minn.—(/P)—President Rocsevelt, concerned about the European crisis, arranged to return cast- ward Wednesday by a route which may lake him directly to Washington. Originally. Roosevelt expected to return to the summer White House at [Hyde Park, N. Y. t'hc chief executive who has been a frequent visitor to his son James, who is recuperating satisfactorily from an operation performed last Sunday, has been keeping hour-by-hour communication with the Department of State. Cooley's Killer Little Rock Man 'J, B. Anderson" Is Found to Be Alias for Buford Goad HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—(/('(-Without attempting to name the "trigger man," the Garland county grand jury returned Wednesday a first degree murder indictment against four .persons in the slaying last week of Eldon Cooley, 26, Hot Springs chain grocery official. Indicted were: Joseph B/Smokey Joe) Anderson, 37, His wife, Lucille, 3,'t, both of Indiana. Alfred (Pug) Dick.son, 35. Clarence (Bill) Johnson, 23, of Hot Springs. Three persons were indicted on two charges of accessory after murder and robbery, but only one, against Herbert Johnson, 27, brother of Clarence, was published. Officers explained that the other two persons, both women, were not in custody, but their arrests were expected momentarily. Little Rock Native LITTLE ROCK—Joseph B. Anderson, 37, held here for Hot Springs officers to face charges of killing Eldon Cooley, grocer, really is Buford Goad, formerly a resident of Little Rock whose father, a well known grocer, died several years ago, officers said Tuesday after the prisoner admitted slaying a taxieab driver near Frankfort, liul., and a motorist at Detroit, Mich., since August 23. The prisoner sought to keep his idcn- ity a secret in consideration for his family. Anderson, as he was docketed and referred to in statements obtained by both Arkansas and Indiana State Police, is a tubercular. He described his case as hopeless. He said he had lost about GO pounds during the past two months. The prisoner left Little Rock prior to 1924 F. B. I. records show, he was first arrested in Kansas City' in that year as a prowler. He was fined $50. Since then much of his life has been spent in jails and prisons. His record included more than a dozen charges, and according to his own admission, murder was added last month. "1 know there's something wrong with me," Anderson said Tuesday night, "but what it is I don't know. I know right from wrong but still I can't explain why I followed this life." Hitler Beckons: But Czechs Wave Guns Top Left-r-Hemmed in behind a solid wall of Adolf Hitler's black-uniformed personal guards, with every other trooper watchfully facing the crowd, Nu'rem- bergers strained for a glimpse of their Fuehrer as he made one of his progresses through the town. In the photo above, he is pictured standing in the car in the foreground, responding to cheers, en route to address the thousands of Nazis at the annual party congress. Top Right—Rumors flashing across Europe to the effect that Germany has massed 200,000 men on the Czech frontier gave the Continent new jitters over the intensely dangerous Sudeten-Czech crisis but found Czecholsovakia calm—and ready, in the radiophoto above, a light Skoda battery is shown guarding a strategic mountain pass while its Czech army crew lounges nearby. With such units waiting on the frontier, Czechoslovakia's small but efficient army expects to hold back the German invader until her allies can send aid. Patmos School to Open on Monday Faculty List Is Announced by Principal Elmer R. Brown The Patmos school opens Monday September 10 with the following faculty: E. A. Jameson, English, social science, and athletic supervisor; Miss Elisc Kilpatrick, laboratory sciences mid junior high school work; Mrs. E. R. Brown, commercial and junior high school work; E. R. Brawn, principal and high school mathematics. The grade teachers arc: Mrs. Owen Atkins, sixth grade; Miss Eva Jean Rider, fifth grade; Miss Ray Mayton, fourth grade; Miss Nora Gordon, third grade; Mi.ss Mary Middlebrooks, .second grade; and Mrs. Homer Reeves, first grade. The faculty meets Thursday at 1) a. |n. The negro teachers in the Patmo.s District arc asked to meet in the high school auditorium Thursday at 2:30 p. |m. All pupils enrolling in school this year are expected to come Friday at 8:30 a. in. for classification even if it is impossible for them to attend regular the first month. All children who become six years of age on or before November 1, arc expected to enroll the first day, bull children who become six years o age after November 1. arc requested nol lo enroll unlil next school term. Garner Endorsed as 1940 Nominee Texas Democratic Convention Acclaims Famous Native Son BEAUMONT, Texas — i/?i— Texas Democrats thunderously endorsed Vice President Jolui N. Garner for the presidential nominee in 1940 as the stale convention ran into the early morning hours Wednesday. A resolution praising the Texan and President Roosevelt received a roar of approval from 1,300 dele-gales. Hobbies and Antique Booth for Fair Here A .special booth is being provided at the County Fair, September 20-24, for displays by collectors of antiques, books, glassware, dolls, autographs, minerals, rocks, firearms, stamps and other items. The Rev. Thomas Brewstor said he would be glad to contact those who wish to furnish exhibits, and urged co-opcratiun to make the exhibit a success. Exhibits will nol be received unlil next Monday when further announcements will be made in regard lo the hobbies and antique booth. Damage Suit Filed After Auto Wreck R. 0. Robins Seeks $250 Damage Against Melvin Rephan A damage suit wa.s filed in the office nf the circuit clerk this week as the result of an automobile collision late Saturday night on Highway (i7 between Hope and Fulton. The suit was brought by R. O. Robins! seeking damages of $250 to his car. I The complaint named Melving Rephan, traveling .sales man of Hot Springs, as the defendant. The suit also named Miss Eathel | Robertson as the driver of the Rephan ' car. No one WHS seriously injured in the .rident. It was reported that Oscar Greenberg and Eathcl Robertson had borrowed the Rephun car which figured in the collision with the Robins cur. driven by R. O. Robins. The case will bo heard at the October term of circuit court. Attorney John P. V.sey. representing Robins, filed the .suit. A cenotaph is a monument tu someone buried elsewhere. Friday Deadline for Civil Service Eligibles Must Be Placed in County Welfare Positions LITTLE ROCK —(/I 1 )— The Stale Personnel Department announced Wednesday that employes of the various county welfare boards would be dropped from the state payroll Friday unless the boards by which they were employed requisition eligibles from the civil service lists to replace non-classified workers. The state supreme court held several months ago that all county welfare employes should be under civil service, giving the county boards until September 15 to meet the requirements of the ruling. The personnel department said non- classified workers likely lo be af- fecled by the stop-salary order included 20 county directors, 22 county visitors, and 24 junior stenographers. Incumbents Lead in Louisiana Vote Mills, Backed by Leche, Flayed by Long, Holds Lead Pitched Battles Reported at Two of Czech Cities Sudetens Deliver Massed Attack Against Czech Police Depot MANY ARE KILLED Czechs Ignore Sudeten Ultimatum, Pour in New Armed Troops BULLETIN ..LONDON, Eng.—(/P)—It was off i c i a 11 y announced Wednesday night that Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would Oy to Germany Thursday to see Reiclisfuehrer in an effort to assure peace, (NEA Radiophoto) As leading Nazis made bellicose speeches, Czechoslovakia's President Edutml Bencs addressed his people over the radio in a moderate speech asking them to remain calm, pleading for the loyalty of the Sudeten Germans and expressing faith in the "brilliant" Czech army and the worth of his peace efforts. The radiophoto above shows him calmly making his speech. Cotton NEW ORLEANS.—i/Pi—October cot- i Ion. opened Wednesday at 7.88 and clos- ' cd at 7.92. Spot cotton closed steady seven points higher, middling 7.S7. BATON ROUGE, La. -I/I 3 )- Early unofficial returns from Tuesday's Democratic primary in the throe Louisiana districts where incumbents faced opposition showed the three incumbents in Ihc lead. Representative Newt V. Mills of the Fifth district, a colonel on the staff of Gov. Richard W. Leche_ but whose defeat was urged in a personal campaign conducted by Lieut. Gov. Earl K. Long, brother of the late Senator Huey Long, was leading the field in a five-man race. Dr. John Griffith, Sixth district representative for whom Governor Lechc campaigned the district, forged into a towering lead over James H. Morrison, critic of the Leche administration, and Jesse H. Bankston, running a poor third. S'catlered returns from the Fourth district gave Representative T. Overton Brooks a thrce-to-one lead over hi.s opponent, J. Frank Colbert. Two-Week Court Docket Cleared Drunkenness and Assault Cases Disposed of by Judge Lemley A two-week municipal courl docket was cleared Monday by Judge W. K. Lemley with the following results: Five defendants forfeited $10 cash bonds for drunkenness. They were Bill Johnson. A. L. Wise, Ozell Pastor, Elbert Manning and Bert Moody. Ten defendants pleaded guilty to drunkenness and were fined ?10. They were Harvey Lester, Charles Arnold, Everett Ellis, B. Johnson, Edward Reed. Orie Wingfield. George Scott, C'iin Purtle, Fred Perry and V. L. Holley. Charles Arnold was fined $15 on a charge of drunkenness. Lcugene Gill and Gus Logan pleaded guilty to gaming and were fined $10 each. L«u Bertha Henry, disturbing Hie peace, fined $10. John Walton, violating traffic laws, dismissed on payment of cost. Jack Jimmerson, assault and battery, dismissed. Buddy Jimmerson, assault and battery, dismissed. R. C. Jimmerson, Imon Stone, Earl Jester and Chase Evans, all charged with indecent exposure, were acquitted. Emmet Elder, petil larceny, fined $25 and sentenced lo one day in jail for theft of chickens from Sally Lou Hall. Landon Speaks to State Republicans Asserts Party Must Abandon Old Attitude Toward South LITTLE ROCK—Former Gov. Alfred M. Landon of Kansas, 1936 Republican candidate for president, issued what was interpreted as a bid for support of Southern conservatives in the November general election and 1940 presidential campaigns in an address at Foster bandshcll. City Park Tuesday ngiht. Mr. Landon told his audience of several thousand here and in the nation, over a radio hook-up, that the Republican party must discontinue those policies which discriminated against the Southern states.' "It is evident," he said, that the (Continued on Page Three) 22 Arabs Killed in British Clash New Outbreak of Guerrilla Warfare Hits Palestine (Continued on Page Throe) JERUSALEM, Palestine — </Pi — Twenty-two Arabs were killed Tuesday night and Wednesday in a batlle with British troops during a new imllm'aU of guerrilla warfare. PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia — (IP) — Dispatches from the Sudeten border region Wednesday night said 2,000 Sudeten Germans using rifles and machine-guns and throwing hand-grenades, attacked the Czechoslovak gendarmerie station at Schwaderback near th^ German frontier. At least eight persons were reported killed. Dispatches said bloody fighting continued into the night Earlier Battle LONDON", Eng.—(/P)-A Reuters (British News Agency) dispatch from Prague Wednesday reported that the Sudeten German party headquarters said a "regular battle" was in progress near Falkenau, northwestern Czechoslovakia, between the Sudetens, Czechoslovak troops and police. Sudeten leaders said heavy tanks were being used in the conflict, and that between 10 and 15 Czech gendarmes had been killed, according to the dispatch. The losses of the Sudeten Germans were described as "much heavier" but no figure was given. ' The trouble was said by the Sude- tens to have begun in a fight between "Communists" and Sudetens. The gendarmes attempted to separate the belligerents without using weapons, reports said, but were forced to retreat into a police station, where they were attacked by the crowd. Czechs Deny ''Battle" LONDON, Eng.—</P)_A Reuters dispatch from Prague Wednesday said the Czechoslovak government issued a "flat denial" of a report by the Sudeten headquarters of a battle between Sudetens and Czech police near Falkenau. Czechs Throw in Troops PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—(/P)—The Czechoslovak government commandeered Prague city motor busses Wednesday to rush new troops into the Sudeten German area and thus strengthen martial law and halt further disorders there. A government source emphasized that there were no special troop movements toward Mie tense Czechoslovak- German frontier, but said motorized units were reinforcing soldiers and civil authorities in the eight Sudeten German districts which 12 persons were killed and many injured in clB'Jies following Adolf Hitler's Nurn- bvrg attack upon Czechoslovakia in a speech Monday. The Prague government ignored the Sudeten ultimatum for termination of martial law. By the Associated Press The Czechoslovak government Tuesday night ignored a Sudeten German ultimatum to withdraw martial law from disorderly border regions or take the "responsibility for all future developments," Europe's war-like fever mounted especially when it was learned Konrad Henlein, Sudeten leader, had discharged his commission delegated to negotiate with the government on his demands for the Germanic minority, and had broken off discussions with Prague. The gos'ernment's martial law step followed widespread disorders in the Sudeten areas in which 12 persons, at least, were killed. Disorderly crowds atlacked public buildings in various towns and villages in the German- populated districts, ran up the swastika on flagpoles, fought with police, and demonstrated widely, shouting and singing Nazi songs and slogans. Part of the government's drastic step provided the death penalty by special courts for persons breaching (Continued on Page Three}

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