Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 21, 1938 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1938
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Hempstead County Fair September 20-24; Livestock Show; Htoisehold Arts and Agricultural Exhibi<Ml,000 in Cash Prizes. Give South Living Standards, or Independence, Says Daniels An old Mlssisslpplan once described a road lo Jonathan Daniel* by saying: "It messes around a little like everything else In Missis- •Ippi. but It'll gel you there." And that, writes Daniels, is the way Ihe south will come back into the Union—even with the President, •rmed with the facts, heading the procession. O'Connor Loses in Oose Democratic Race; Wins G.O.P. New; Dealer James Fay •Noses.Him Out in N.Y.C's "East Side" ELECTION RETUR N S Curley Wins in Massachu- settes, Barbour in New Jersey NEW- YOKK.*— (/f'i — Kcprescntative Johii J. O'Connor, opposed by President" Roosevelt, lost the Democratic nomination to James H. Fay, New Dealer, but won in the Republican primary. The complete Democratic vote in Tuesday's primary: ' Fay 8,3. r )2 O'Connor 7,799 Curley for Governor liOSTG'N, Miiss.—</!')—Former Governor James M. Curley defeated Governor Charles F. Hurley in the Democratic gubernatorial Primary Tuesday. Leveretl. Saltohstall won the lie- publlc'an nomination in a landslide. Karbour in New Jersey TRENTON, N. J.—(/P)~Former Senator W. Warren Bnrbour won the New Jersey senatorial nomination easily against two opponents m Tuesday's Republican primary. William H. J. Ely won the Democratic nomination without opposition. l«iKolk-tU- Wins MILWAUKEE. Wis,-(/l'j -Governor Philip LaFollellc won rcnominalion for a fourth term in Ihe Wisconsin Progressive party in Tuesday's primaries. Robert K.. Henry, Fusionist. won HIP Democratic nomination, and Julius I". Heil won Ihe Republican race. Senator F. Ryun Duffy was unopposed for (ho Democratic rcnumination. Herman L. Ekcrn, Progressive, and Alexander Wiley, Republican, led in their respective senatorial races. This i.s the last of three articles on the south and its problems by Jonathan Daniels editor of Ihe Ralclgli, N. C., News and Observer ami aulhrr of the current best seller, "A Southerner Discovers the Smith." Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas—Fair Wednesday night and Thursday; slightly warmer Wednesday night and in east portion Thursday VOLUME 39—NUMBER 290 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY CZECHS CONSENT TO PEACE PLAN Theater's "Cash Night" Is Within Law, City Is Told Believed Legalized by 1937 Law Levying 15% Tax on Prize D R A WI NCT DISPUTE ICnrly Returns NEW YORK. - Wt — Reprcscnliilivi. John J. O'Connor (Dem., N. Y.) held a lead over Allen W. Dulles in the Republican primary but trailed James H. Fay in the Democratic contest in the 10th Congressional District Tuesday night. Chairman of the House Rules Committee, O'Connor was the last man marked for defeat by the New Deal "purge." With five precincts out of M in the district reporting, the vote in the Uu- publican race was; O'Connor 217 Dulles 112 In the Democratic contest the same precincts gave: Fay 418 O'Connor W7 Itcpulilican Lead MILWAUKEE.—(/l'i—Close contests for the Republican governorship and United States senatorial nominations developed as early returns from the Wisconsin primary election Tuesday showed Republicans outstripping the LaFollette Progressive party in the total vote. The four Republicans, .seeking the nomination for governor polled an aggregate of 4,807 voles in the first 147 precincts, of 2.994 in the slate, lo report. The Progressives received 3,709. The Democrats trailed with 1.C52. First reports tended to bear out the predictions of Progressive leaders that Gov. Philip F. LaFollette. running for an unprecedented fourth term, would IJy JONATHAN DANIELS NEA Service Special Correspondent Beyond the President and the report lo him of the National Emergency Council on the pitiable and paradoxial conditions which cxir.t below the Potomac and the Ohio, the country a! large is awnre of the south now anc wisely so: for in the south is growing the destiny of America. There arc at last only two courses which non- southerners in this America can take l.-They can aid in the lifting of the Fouthern people to the common dc- nominfUor <;f American living standards, or* 2. They should hasten lo do whai they would not let the south do before They should force independence upor the late Confederate states and lifl high as heaven tariff and immigratioi walls against the south. Such a break up of the Union, continuing contention of the America! regions, is not so fantastic as it may sound. But I doubt whether beyond such a greak any tariff or quota walls would withstand the pressure of the southerners looking for food. Certainly in the absence of such a wall or of a belated lifting of southern standards the other regions may be prepared to hear the pull of the loo-poor south downward on the standards of all. And not only New England mill owner.' will feel that pull but every American everywhere will feel it on his job, on his wages, on his security. The Soiilh Awakens ForUmalcly for the country as well as Ihe south, there i.s in full progress, beneath the noisy duet of the dcma- U'lliuc.s and Ihe aristocrats, an awakening in the south. There is growing icalizatiun that neither the negroes nor Iho while masses are lost folk incapable of Irainiiti; and skill. There is the corollary realization, even where poverty is in the way, that a belter south for all men in il must include expansion of facilities for edn- I'filion in a land where too many are ignorant, for public health in a region Mill plagued by preventable discuses lor public welfare in a country where private welfare i.s often so insecure. These things cannot he done wilh- out money. And already several .southern stales, on the basis of their wealth, are contributing, more lo .schools lhan many richer states outside Ihe south. The south needs not only native effort hut also national help. And I think there i.s an outside, awakening also with regard to the soulh. I remember a southern governor said lo me, "When the west grew we heard about cowboys ami Indians; now the south grows and Ihe books and papers art full of negroes and wild white men. Thai's encouraging." I believe it i.s. I believe that beneath the complaint? in competition of New England manufacturers and governors t.hure is a new sense of the .south in America. Sometimes in Massachusetts il i.s disturbing, sometimes in South Caiolina it is resisted. But I think we are hearing the la.sl thunder of division. Unwillingly some- limes, uncertainly often, Ihe country comes together. Anil I should not be surprised if beyond all the quarrel that has stirred iii'Miml his administration Ihe final ichicvcinenl of Franklin Roost-veil, who called for facts about Ihe south and (hen roused the old furies of the south within his own party, might not he effectuating the wholeness of the nation which Lincoln saved but could not have lived to cement. I'lan Is Not Answer If so. the rf-tt-iitry of Dixie will not be the result of law or plan but of Ihe growth in a President as in other men of awareness of Amei ica a.s a whole. Behind the presidential planner wi will have moved lo this awareness by no plan but ruther in the terms in which a Mlssissippian described a road to .me when I .slopped last year lo ask the way. He told me: "It messes around Saenger Proposes 8-Weeks Deadline—City Attorney, Every Night Hope city council heard a cross-examination of M. A. Lightman, Jr._ manager of Malco's Saenger and 'Rialto theater;;, by City Attorney W. S. Atkins Tuesday night which brought out the theaters apparently were within the law of the 1937 legislature which legalizes capital prizes upon payment of a l. r >% tax on the prize. City Attorney Atkins asked Mr. Lightman whether he had filed an outline of his "Cash Night" plan with Hie Itate Revenue Department, and had deducted 107r of the prize money and remitted same to Ihe state as tax. Upon Mr. Lightman's reply thai he had done so, Ihe city attorney said the management had apparently compiled with the 1937 law, but that (here was no retord of a supreme court decision oil 'the 1937 law. After hearing the legal report, the council took no further action on its earlier resolution to ask prosecution of tht theaters. Slate Law Only The discussion revolved around the state law only. Federal postal regulations prohibit use of the mails for anything pertaining to a lottery, including newspaper advertising—and direct-by-mail campaigns—under drastic penalties. Testifying on the operation of his "Cash Night," Mr. Lightman said the Saongcr-Rialto had given away a total of $835 in prizes in eight weeks. He said that the long delay in award- inn the capital prize wa.s accidental, but the award eventually must be made. The manager said in the future Ihe theaters would draw for the capital prize until actually awarded, at least once every eight weeks. City Attorney Atkins, during cross- examination of Mr. Lighlman, said it wa.s his opinion that anyone advertising a capital prize on a certain night should in all fairness continue drawing that night until the award was (Continued on Page Three) Livestock to Be Judged at County Fair on Thursday University Specialists Are Named to Act as Judges WILL BEGIN RACES Division of Czech State-Where Rulers Meet Horse and Mule Races to Feature Last Three Days of Fair Thursday will be Livestock Day at the Hcmpstend County Fair. Lee Garland, chairman of the., livestock committee, plans to have all livestock judged by experts from the extension department of the University of Arkansas. A. M. Moore of Little Rock, will judge the poultry. C. L. Rodgers of Prcscott. Nevada county agent, arid Paul Carruth of Camden, Ouachita county agent, will judge the cattle and hoes. A pavilion with .seats for those interested in livestock will be provided, and those interested in better livestock are invited to be present to see what points in dairy and beef cattle are emphasized by the extension department of the University of Arkansas.' Mr. Moore will also judge the poultry | and field crops. Among the principal exhibitors at the county fair are A. W. Biorsetb, M. S. Bates, Lee Garland and Alston Foster all of whom are exhibiting Hereford cattle. L. C. Sommcrvillc, horses and mules; J. L. Tollett, Poland- China swine; Dr. G. D. Roystcn, shorthorn Durham; H. H. Huskcy, horses and mules; J. H. Wilson, Augus feeder calves; Forrest P. Owens, Hampshire hogs; and Stoy Dairy Farm, dairy cattle. Raws Start Thursday Tin; half-mile race track at Fair park has been, put in good condition for the races which will feature the last three days of the fair. Beginning Thursday, there will be races every day at 3 p. m. Prizes will be given for first and second places. Sid Bamdy will have charge of the racing program and will be assisted by Tom Crosnoc who has had lots of experience in this kind of sport. Both men will be at the race track every day at 2 p. m. to receive entries. Numbers will be furnished fur all horses entered but owners arc expected to furnish riders and other equipment. There is no entrance fee CZECHOSLOVAKIA , A«SA HICH woau> WHICH vvouuo <*er LOCAL. AUTONOMY* *>• - The Czech state set up with the aid of. the allied powers after the World Wiir will be partitioned by the consent of the same powers 20 years later, if proposals now being made in France and Britain arc adopted. Regions voting more than 75 per cent Nazi in recent elections would be ceded to Germany; those voting between 50 and 75 per cent Nazi would be given a measure of local autonomy. Other partly-German districts would remain Czech. Similar treatment of Polish and perhaps Hungarian and Slovak minorities might follow, thus completely partitioning Czechoslovakia, which rose from an old dream' of a powerful Czech national state. (Continued on Page Three) Hempstead's World Champion Melon in Bob Burns' New Film Pair of Hempslead County Giants to Be Presented to Burns and Dick Powell as Legion Convention Closes at Los Angeles By 1'EKT I'RKSSON lAfljutanl Arkansas Department, American Legion! LOS ANGELES.—"Taps" for the 1938 American Legion convention here Thursday will rob the city of pagcntry and gaiety lhat seldom has been equaled, but .should be welcomed by Dick Powell and Bob Burns, two ot Arkansas'* contributions to Cinenumland. Commander B. A. Brooks arranged© - -. ._ (Continued on Page Three) (Continued on Page Thrne) Tuesday to present the two large watermelons brought with the state display to Dick and Bob when the exhibit is dismantled Thursday. Burns on Dinner Program The sage of Van Huron was on the program at the dinner given hy National Commander Daniel J. Doherly for distinguished guests and greeted several members of the Arkansas delegation. He was quite excited when LOS ANGELES, Calif.-l/I'i-Del- csatcs (o the national convention of the American Legion heard Wednesday reports of progress in its nation-wide policies, and considered suggested- changes. Speakers included: National Commander Daniel J. Dciherty; Past National Commander James A. Drain; Major General Frank T. Hincs, Veterans Affairs Administrator; Reuben T. Shaw, National Education association president. giant melon in some ot the scent-y which will be film'xl soon. The other melon will be prcucnUxi to Dick mid his wife, Joan Blondoll, at Warner Bros, .studios. Powell par- ticipaled in the reception given at his studio for convention visitors and greeted a group of the Arkansas dele- told that the Arkansas boys brought the l'J38 championship melon from Hempstead county and said he would ask the director of his new picture, "The Arkansas Traveler," lo use (lie Commander Reviews Bugle Corps The Arkansas Drum and BugJc Corps and members of the delegation followed Minnesota in Ihe annual parade, .vhieh was reviewed by National Commander Dohcrty and his staff at Ihe Los Ajigelcs coliseum, as all units circled the large field. It was discovered, quite by accident, thai the Arkansas exhibit erected Sunday in the lobby of the Subway Terminal building, had some comptilion Louisiana Legionnaires are sponsoring a i-iinilar but smaller display. Several of the Arkansas visitors, have aiianged an fxcursion trip lo Calalina Island Wednesday and others have made reservations for the motion pie- lure night program ul the coliscuiv Wednesday night. The 168-pound champion melon was produced by A. B. Turner of Rock) Mound. Lieblong Named New School Head Fulton Principal Elected President of Schoolmasters Club The Hempstead County Schoolmasters met Monday night to elect new officers and renew interest for the current year. The officers elected were: President, J. I. Licblond, principal if Fulton School; VJce-Prosidont, Van Ways, principal of Washington School; Secretary, E. R. Brown, principal of Patmos Schools. The next order of business was a round table discussion called by the president. First to respond was E. E. Austin, the county examiner, who made several remarks regarding the teacher's Institute that is to be in the Hope High School auditorium Saturday, September 24. Mr. Austin also appointed a committee, headed by Jimmie Jones, lo formulate a new report card to present to the county teachers Saturday morning. After discussions by several members of Ihe club, the suggestion was made that the vice president make arrangements for the next meeting which will be at 7:30 p. m. October 4. Every school board member i.s c.s|x:ciaHy invited to the next meeting. Hospital Employe Appeals Lost Job David C. Cries Case Heard by the Civil Service Commission Bow to Pressure of British, French to Cede Sudetens , Czech Cabinet Makes Concession to Avert General War R U SSIANS ANGER ED Soviets Declare Britain and France Ignored Their Aid : Federal Spain to Oust "Volunteers' 5 Government Is to Remove All Foreign Fighters at Once GENKV1A. Switzerland — l/l'i — Dr. Juan Negrin, premier of government Spain, announced Wednesday the government had declined on the immediate lolal withdrawal of all foreign vol- unaeers fighting with the government innic.s. A Thought Faith doe.s nothing alone— nothing of itself, but everything under God, by God, through God.— Stuughtun. The line of German border fortifications facing France's Mugiuot Line ha* been named after the hero of two operas in Wagner's "Rim: of (.he Nibc-lung." Both the French and German lines reach southward almost to the country whose president i.s Johannes Baumann. What is the name of the German line, and what country lies just beyond its southern terminus'.' AnMvvrs on Classified Pago LITTLE ROCK—OT—The State Civil Service Commission heard Wednesday the appeal of David C. Grics from his dismissal June 30 as a state hospital attnndant on disorderly conduct charges. Dr. R. E. Rowland, who dismissed Grics i charged he used intoxicants while on the hospital grounds, and had taken a patient to town without permission of attending physicians. Grics denied the allegation. Testimony was to be concluded Wednesday afternoon. Ask $100,000 of State to Survey Flood Areas PINE BLUFF, Ark.—I/I 1 )—Delegates io a flood control meeting sponsored by the Ouachita Valley association Wednesday adopted resolutions asking the state to appropriate a minimum of 5100,000 for the State Flood Control Commission's program of river surveys. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. P»U OH. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. To which of a bridal pair do yon give congratulations and to which one best wishes? , 2. How soon may a wedding gift ho sent 3. Should a groom's gift to his bride- be something for the household? 4. If a relative of the bride gives the reception in her home, is the bride's family expected to pay for the expense-- 1 .'.' 5. Ti> word a wedding invitation correctly, should it read "request the honor of your presence" or "request the i/leasurc of your company"? What would you do if— You arc going lo order wedding invitations an dwanl to be sjire that the wording i kind of notepaper and engraving arc correct? i;\> Ask a friend whose opinion you value? (hi Depend upon a reputable jeweler or stationer whose business it is to engrave such invitations? (ei Check form with a good book on social usage? Answers 1. Congratulations to the groom; b'.\sl wishes lo bride. 2. As soon as wedding invitation is issued. 3. No, something personal. 4. Yes. 5. Former. Best "What Would You Do" so- Inlion— (b) or <c). Adolf-Hitler and Neville Cham-, berlain chose Godesberg, on the Rhine, for the second historic meeting. It was at this momentous conference' that dhamber- lain was to answer demands made by Hitler during their first meeting at Der Fuehrer's .mountain retreat near Berchtesgaden, Diplomatic circles believed Britain and ITrance would let Hitler 4 have his way in Czechoslovakia. Farmers Urged to File Applications Subsidy Payments Being Held Up Awaiting Signatures Only a little over half of the farmers in Hempstead county who produced cotton in 1937 have made application for their subsidy payment, according to B. E. McMahen, County Administrative Assistant of Hempstead County. "It is very necessary that these applications be signed at once if farmers expect to get their checks within the next month or so. "Remember, that only the person who signed the worksheet last year need sign this application. "This office is very anxious to get all these applications sent In to the slate office before the first of October, so do your part by seeing that your application is signed at once," Mr. McMahcn said. Atlantic Storms Lash New England Massachusetts Rivers Approach Their 1937 Flood Levels By the Associated Press Rains which have fallen for weckf lashed the Atlantic seaboard Wednesday, centering their destruction force in the New England states, where damage already runs into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Massachusetts' rivers nearcd their 1936 flood levels. Many bridges were washed out. Industrial plants were flooded—and 11 deaths reported. District Sunday School Convention on Thursday The Sunday School Convention of the Prcscott District C. M. E. church, will convene at Jones Chapel on Rod Lake, on Thursday at. 10:33 a. in. The convention will continue through .Sun- Hay. Bishop J. A. Bray, of Chicago. wiU preach Sunday at 11 a. in. G. W Young is presiding elder. PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—(#)—The Czechoslovak government announced officially at 7:25 p. m. Wednesday (European time) acceptance of the British-French plan of meeting ths peace terms of Hitler. Czechs Accept PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—<£•)—The propaganda ministry disclosed informally Wednesday night that Czechoslovakia had accepted the British-French plan for meeting Relchsfuehrer Hitler's peace terms.' .. : '•'•' An official said the government had yielded to pressure by London and Paris. . ' ..-..' The British and French legations were notified of .the decision in' a note delivered Wednesday •afternoon, . and the official announcement was expected later. . '.; Crowds in the streets yr&i excited. The authorities were worried about the reaction of the Czechs t6;the.defr inite news that the republic faced the loss of considerable territory., Shouts were heard of."Rather war!", 'We want a dictatorship!" arid 'Long live Czechoslovakia!" Russia Is Bitter : GENEVA, Switzerland—VPJ—Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet Russia's foreign corn- missar i Wednesday accused France and Great Britain of capitulating to Adolf Hitler's demands arid disclosed that they had ignored Russia's offer of military help to protect Czechoslozak- ia. .•'•'•..'. The foreign commissar said Russia stood ready to back up any collective action in defense of Czechoslovakia with arms and men. In what was left unsaid, assembly delegates taw a statement that unless France fights for Czechoslovakia under the terms of the French-Check agreement Soviet Russia will do nothing to help Prague. Litvinoff accused Britain and France of avoiding 'a problematical war today in return for a certain, large-scale war tomorrow. A Border Raid WEIE, Czechoslovakia— (/Pi—A night raiding force of Sudeten German "Frtc Corps" early Wednesday attacked the Czechoslovakia customs house at Weiss, three miles from Eger, seriously wounding one Czechoslovak soldier. Tope in fleaco Prayer CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy—<#)•— Pope Pius Wednesday asked all Catholic churches in Rome to devote an hour next Sunday to prayers for peace. To Prod Czechs LONDON, Eng._(/p,_Faced with a "polite, but virtual refusal" from Prague to accept definitely Adolf Hitler's demands to yield the Sudetenlands, the British and French governments hastened Wednesday to bring renewed pressure on Czechoslovakia for an acceptance*. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced his plans to fly to Godes- berg on the Rhine Thursday to meet Miller the second time for a continuation of negotiations. His decision wa.s reported to have been made before there was official cognizance of the contents of the Prague reply to the British-French proposals formulated Sunday. The prime minister and his "inner cabinet"—Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Jolm Simon, and Home 'Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare—were expected t) meet Thursday to consider the Czechoslovak reply before Chamberlain Instead of importing khaki dye fron Germany for military uniforms, Japan is now making its own dye, whirh, officials say, is of snporor qu.-iHy. (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS—</V>—October cot- Ion opened Wednesday at 8.07 anJ closed at 8.03-04. Spot cotton closed steady four points lower, middling 8.00

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