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Mnlon Rail Workers Vote for Strike, But Delay Is Expected |l, Set Strike for October 1, Date of Proposed 15% Wae-e Cut^-But Both May Be Deferred to December 1 CHlCAGO.-m-A nntion-wido railroad strike was voted Monday bv or- hvorkers~but timely intervention by President Roosevelt was expected ni(: , ^feeling "Wroximatcly 950,000 employes until Decem- AU 10 brothcrhods reported their members had voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike. Chiefs of 18 brotherhoods grouped in the Railway Labor Executives Association and having a membership of some 790,000 were authorized lo call a strike at G p. m, on Scplember 30. Tlic indcpendcnl Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen ordered its members lo leave Ihcir jobs at 12:01 a. m. October 1. George M. Harrison, chairman of Ihc J Train to over Game 'ed Tuesday _ t -_ Leave ttipn at 4 p. m. "'rid ay TRIP FOR $1.75 Approximately 300 Fans Are Expected to Make the Trip A special train was assured Tuesday ^or Ihc Hopc-Smaekovcr football game f to be played Friday night at Smack- Over. t ) Tlic train will leave Ihe Missouri' "Pacific station here at approximately '4 o'clock Friday afternoon and it is estimated the train will pull into Smackover al 7 o'clock, giving fans about an hour to reach the football field. The football squad, the high school .'•band and approximately 300 fans are expected lo ride the Bobcat Special. Tlic round-trip fare will be 51.75. The •'•Ifarc was first announced at $1.71 but '.{was later changed. Children under 12 years of age will v be allowed to ride as half-fare. The train will depart from Smackover on Die return trip about an hour following the game. No Scrimmage Coach Foy Hammons announced Tuesday thai he had abandoned scrimmage the balance of this week as a precaution against injuries to his , players. He said that Bobby Ellen, right end, would be a doubtful starter in the Buckaroo game because of an injured , knee sustanicd in the game hero last week with Clarksvillc. , r If Ellen is unable to start, Tommy !•.'„• Turner will get the call. Tommy has been working al bolh a guard an ; end position this season. ; Loy Ward, counted on to see much action iis an end, will be unable to (play Friday. Ward sustained a knee injury before the opening game with Hayncsvillc and has been limping , association, announced the employes would walk out at the time fixed unless Ihc carriers withdrew their notice of « 15 per cent wage cut. Profcsi Pay Cut The railroads have notified the workers that the pay reduction, caluculated Commission Named WASHINGTON. -</!')- President Roosevelt appointed a three-member fact-finding commission Tuesday to investigate the wage dispute between tlic railroads arid their employes. Under the railroad labor law the commission will report within 30 days. The railroad workers voted to strike if the carriers insist on a 15 per cent wage reduction proposed for Ocloberl. Because of the arbitration machinery provided in the labor law. the employes could not walk out before December 1. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 301 WEATHER. Arkanrnx-FMr Tueutay night and W«l*e*da V{ cooler Wednesday, and in northwest portion Tuesday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,1938 PRICE 5c COPY BRITAIN MODERATES WAR-LIKE ATTITUD .jj Calhoun, tackle, is the only other ,.'player that is a doubtful. Calhoun has .^bccn suffering with chills. Roy Taylor, center, turned up'with an injured hand following the Clarksville game, but it will take more than an injured hand to keep him out of the game, Coach Hammons said. The balance of Ihc team is in good condition. Drill On Pass Offense Hammons said he would drill the team on a pass offense and defense the balance of the week. He expects Ihe Buckaroos to do much passing against Hope. Hammons and his assistant, Brasher, scouted the Sinackover-Norphlel game last Thursday night and reported the Bucks tossed more than 30 passes in itmning up a big score on Norphlet. The Bobcats mentors also reported the Estes, halfback, had plenty of speed and would be a dangerous man in an open field. They also said Estes was one of the chief pass receivers. Kxpcct Big Crowd SMACKOVER—The Hope Bobcats, experts' choice for second place in the conference race, will come to Smackover for the first time Friday night. Hope has defeated Haynes'ville, La., and Clarksville. Simickover has defeated Camden and Norphlet team. Esles, who has scored five touchdowns and two extra points, will carry the brunt of the attack for the Buckaroos. Extra bleachers have been erected for a capacity crowd. War Might End Control of Crops Wheat Would Be Helped, But Cotton Prices Likely to Fall WASiriNGTON-(/l')-A spokesman for the Department of Agriculture said Monday that war in Euro|io might create such a demand for farm products thai production control would be unnecessary. He added, however, that the effect upon the administration's farm program would depend upon the duration of hostilities and Ihe effect of the war upon world commerce. If •history is a true guide, he said, wheat and other commodity prices would increase. The warring nations would rush to acquire a "backlog" of wheat. Such a demand probably would eliminate the export subsidy program for flour and bread grain because the world price would be sufficiently high. The world has a large supply of cotton, the spokesman said, and the outbreak of hostilities probably would force down the price of this commodity. "During wartime people wear old clothes," he explained. The spokesman recalled World war days to illustrate what might take place in agriculture should this nation become involved. The cry then was "lo make two blades of grass grow where one grew before." Tlic neutrality law. under which the president is empowered to establish embargoes, could materially affect the farm situation, he said, Trains must stop upon signal and give water lo anyone in dislress. according lo a decree of Arizona law. lo lota! $250,000,000 a year, would go intto effect at 12:01 a. m. October 1— next Saturday. The strike was called in protesl. President Roosevelt, concerned by prospects of a rail tieup in the United States while European nations were engaged in warlike maneuvers, has already said that he would delay a paralyzing walkout. He lold reporters lasl Tuesday he would appoint a commission to study the controversy. He is authorized to lake such action whenever interstate commerce is imperiled. Delay Is Expected Under the Railway Laljor Act, the commission will have 30 days to complete its invcstigalion and the carriers and the unions will have 30 days thereafter to consider its recommendations. During thai fiO-day period neither side can disturb the status qou o ftheir relations. Should Mr. Roosevcll sel up the commission belwecn now and October, the railroads could not put the lower wage scale into effect and the workers could not leave Iheir dulies during the ensuing 60 days. The president can. select as many commissioners as he deems desirable. The law stipulates only that they must have no pecuniary or other interest in Die railroads or the brotherhoods. The commission's recommendations would not bind cither party but, presumably, would attract the support of public opinion. Hunting Season to Raise Fire Threat Forest Fires Increase After Season's Opening October 1 October 1 again reopens the principal hunting season of tlic year, and <:lso initiates o period of forest fire hazard, according to the district forester of Protection Unit Nine, Arkansas Forestry Commission. During the first week of hunting season last year, 85 of the 107 forest fires in Ihc stale were caused by hunters. According lo the District Forester caution on the part of hunters during this hunting season will prevent losses from fire not only to timber but also to the giunc is well. All forest rangers have been instructed by N. K. Clcmmcnson, assistant state forester, to take the license numbers, makes, and models of all cars parked in areas frequented by hunters, noting the time and date seen. All fires occurring in the area adjacent to these cars, within probable occurrence lime, will result in an investigation. Forest rangers will also leave a note in Ihe cars adding "We hope you had 'good hunting' and that you left no fires behind you," The Game & Fish Commission agree that: FIRES—drive away gumc. , FIRES--destroy young animals and ground nesting birds. FIRES—consume the nests of quail iid utrkeys. FIRES—destroy the food of deer. FIRES—permit streams to dry up, ASHES—kill fish and fish food. ASHES—prevent dogs from tracking. Eighth most important of the trees of the world, the lemon tree originated in India and has been cultivated for more than 2500 years. One of the given names of a man who became famous under another n;;mc as a writer of novels of the MM was the same as the first name of the Jiian who is. Ihe leader of the Sudeten Germans. The writer changed the first letter of this given name and used it a;> hi;, lust name. He was born in the country of which Igiiaz Mus- ciki is now president. What was the writer's assumed name, where wits he born, and what is the name of the Sudeten German leader? Answer on Classified Page Police Seek Clues in $1,100 Daylight JeweHM t Here Several Diamond Rings, Pins, Stolen Form Mrs. Prank Russell HOME IS RANSACKED Officers in Surrounding Towns Warned to Be on Lookout City and county officers Tuesday sought clues that would lead them to the solution of the $1.100 jewel robbery at the home of T. C. Crosnoe, East Division street, where Monday afternoon thieves broke into the home and stole several diamond rings and bar pins from Mrs. Frank Russell, daughter of Mr. Crosnoe. The loot listed with police included: One large diamond ring, valued at $500. Olie diamond bar pin, with 22 diamonds, valued at $275. A diamond ring with three diamonds, valued at J225. One small diamond ring valued at 550. One diamond bracelet, a wedding gift, valued at 550. There was one diamond in the bracelet which was set in several blue aspphires. The loot may also include clothing as a complete check of wearing apparel had not been completed. Other loot also included a gold locket with a Texas A. & M. seal on the back, valued at ?10; and a gold wrist watch, the value of which was not listed. Discovered at -1 p. m. Tlic daylight robbery, which apparently had taken more than an hour's time, was discovered at •! p. m. when Mr. Crosnoe and a son, Charles, returned home from work. They found every room ransacked with clothing piled three feet high in some of Ihc rooms. All dresser drawers had been emptied with the contents scattered over the entire house. Several shirts and trousers had been rolled in a bunclle( but had been left behind in probably a hasty get-away. All of the jewelry was taken from' one trunk which had been prized open with a metal bar. The bar also had been used in opening some of the dresser drawers as they were broken and damaged considerably. Mr. Crosnoe and his son had left the house early in the afternoon to complete -some carpenter work and painting at a local tourist court, and did not return -until about 4 p. in. when the robbery was discovered. The thieves, apparently knowing they were away and also that Mrs. Russell was away from home, entered the house from a rear door. The front door of the hou.se was locked. The thieves may have l>ccn frightened during the robbery as they left the bundle of clothing behind and also dorpped a dimaond ring in fleeing from the scene. The diamond ring was found on the living room floor. Broadcast Sounded Police in neighboring towns have ben notified to keep on the lookout for suspicious characters in an effort to locale some of the loot. Local officers said they had been unable to obtain any fingerprints and thai they had no clues in the case. The Crosnoe home was entered several nights ago but nothing was taken. At that time Mr. Crosnoe was awakened to find a negro prowler at the foot of his bed. The negro fled, but several days later was captured and confessed to a scries of house robberies in Hope. Mrs. Ru.scll .said (hat she intended to place the jewelry in a lock box at a local bank Monday, but that her husband a cotton buyer at Bradley, had left home Sunday without, leaving her the key to the trunk. No insurance was carried on the jewelry, Mrs. Russell said. Little Rock Printing House President Dies LITTLE ROCK. — (/P) - Horace G. Mitchell, 63. president of the Democrat. Printing & Lithographing Co., and son of James Mitchell who founded the Arkansas Democrat, died Tuesday at a local hospital where he had been critically ill for several days with an heart ailment. Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Czech Army Moving Through Bohemia Black iron wood, growing in Florida, is the hardest wood grown in the United .Status. Hamilton Gets 25 Years for Robbery Ted Walters, Alleged Accomplice, Goes on Trial Tuesday DALLAS, Texas— (iP)— Floyd Hamilton, 30, West Dallas hoodlum, was convicted of armed robbery and given i 25-year prison term Monday night by :i Dallas county jury. Ted Walters, allgccd accomplice in several cases, is to go lo trial Tuesday. Hamilton and Walters were recaptured here August 21 after their escape from the Montague county jail in April, Hamilton testified Monday he was in hiding at Caddo, La., the night the Truck Drivers Accept LaGuardia Compromise NEW YORK.— (/Pi— Mayor LaGuar- dia's compromise proposal for settlement of a strike of 15,000 truck drivers was accepted by the strikers at noon Tuesday. Teacher Pension Funds Are Sought Retirement Fund Trustees to Hold Meeting on Wednesday m im..ng ai uaciao, L*., the night the LITTELE ROCK. - (/P) - Ways and Dallasites were robbed of their auto- mc f« °/"Dining an appropriation to mobile match funds contributed by teachers On trial charged with the robbery, I for "Jliremenl pensions will bo dis- ... .. _.. _ . .**».. ^ i ict*nrl 1 ir.-t *•!.-.«...-I r... _ 1 — if. - f ,1 Hamilton told of his brushes with authorities and declared "they always turn loose the guys who pulled the jobs and stick charges on me." He admitted Iviving aided his younger brother, Haymond Hamilton, who was executed after a criminal career. A. L. Cody, one of the robbery victims, pointed at Floyd Hamilton and said "that's the man there." Cody said Hamilton was the unmasked bandit who pointed a gun' at him and a companion and took his automobile. Itinerants Not to Vote in California Migratory Farm Workers Disfranchised by Court Decision SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - i/I'i Whatever hopes California's vast army of migratory agricullurla workers had of voting in the November elections were dissipated Monday by a supreme court ruling. The court left the way open, however, for action in superior The Cannery & Agricultural Workers Union estimated 100,000 lo 150,000 workers would be affecled. In a tosl case the National Lawyers' Guild tried to compel a county clerk lo accept the regisration of a migralory worker as a voter. Only three days remain to register. A Thought 1 could not live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sm between myself and God.—George Eliot. cussed Wednesday at a meeting of the retirement fund trustees and a group of selected laymen. Laymen invited to the conference included: J. E. Howard, Sultgarl; F. W. Whiteside, Camden; and J. I. McClurkin, of Dorado. Hamilton Entertains Hope Kiwanis Club "Shorty" Hamilton, cowbey lecturer, entertainer and trick piano player, was the chief entertainer at the Hope Kiwanis club meeting Tuesday noon at Hotel Barlow. Hamilton plays the piano 14 different ways, one of which, the most difficult, is on his head. He performed this feal for the Kiwanis club Tuesday. Hamilton, who is biiog from coast to coatsl for health and happiness, was presented, on a program arranged by Frank Douglas. The program last week was presented by Olin Lewis who told how lo detect counterfeits at banks, and also gave a discussion of banking busiiies. The Federal Bureau of Fisheries added 7,822,000,000 fish to the streams and lakes of the U.S. in fiscal 1938, slightly less than the previous year. Tlic polar regions compose the fifth largest land mass on the earth, with an area of 4.8(12,000 square miles. County Teachers Convene in Hope Commissioner T. H. Alf ord, G. C. Floyd Among State Speakers Softball Managers to MeetTuesday Plans for Next Year Are to Be Dsiussed at 8 o'clock Czechs Refuse to Give in to Nazis; Hitler^tandsPat Gathering of British War Lords Ominous Sign of Conflict . ; THE CZECH REPLY Determined to Resist to Last Ditch—Hitler Answers F. D. R. :: LONDON, Eng.-W-Prime Minister Chamberlain told his compatriots Tuesday night: "If we have to fight it must be on larger issues" than sympathy for Czechoslovakia. In an address to the empire and the world from No. 10 Downing street the prime minister said: "Howevermuch anyone may sympathize with a small nation confronted with a big and powerful nation, we can not in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British empire in war simply on that account." Soon afterward he added: "If I were convinced that any nation had made up its mind to dominate the world by fear and force I should feel that it must be resisted." British Generals-Meet ..-.•'••'••* •-»' LONDON, £n£-(5p,-Viscoiwt Gort, x chief of the imperial general staff, and Marshall Sir Cyril' NewalV air chief, conferred with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain Tuesday, strengthening the belief that Adolf Hitler was obdurate in his "final" demands on Czechoslivakia, The conference took place after Sih Horace Wilson, close adviser to the prime minister, flew back from Berlin after two meetings with the German chancellor in a desperate effort to stave off war. The fact that Viscount Gort and Sir Cyril called on Chamberlain immediately after Sir Horace's talk with Hitler was taken as an ominous sign. Czechs Defy Germany LONDON, Eng.—(/P)'-Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovak minister to London, Tuesday made public his government's Tlic first general meeting of the year Hope softball managers will meet at note flatly refusing to accept Hitler's joyed an inspirational program under for next season. delivered Sunday to British Foreign Cotton NEW ORLKANS.-l/l'i-Octobcr col- ton opened Tuesday at 7.83 and closed at 7.94. Spot cotton closed steady five points up, middling 7.93. the teachership of County Examiner E. E. Austin. Outstanding speakers of the day included: T. H. Alford, Stale Commissioner of Education; G. C. Flyod of the State Department of Education; and Joseph A. Day, president of Henderson Stale Teachers College. The following discuissions were led by classroom leachers of Ihe county: 'Teaching Geography in the Modern School"—Miss Mamie Bell Holt. "Building Citizenship and Character in the School"—Miss Hallie Richardson. "P. L. A. and JJJunior Red Cross Ac- tivilies in Hempstead County"—Miss Beryl Henry. George W. Ware, director of the Experiment Stalion gave an interesting discussion of the subject of Beautifying Home and School grounds. Reports of a committee on uniform Report Cards to parents of the county schools were heard. Hope Melon Given to Joan Blondell Movie Actress Presented With Melon Grown by A. B. Turner A newspaper clipping of the 168- pound Hope watermelon sent to the National Legion convention in Los Anegeles by the local post of the American Legion, was received in Hope Tuesday, The clipping shows Joan Blondell, screen actress and wife of Dick Powell, Arkansas' gift to the movies, with the movies, with the giant watermelon B. A. (Babs) Brooks of Fayetteville. Arkansas commander of the American Legion, also is shown in the picture. The melon was presented to Miss Blojidell at Warner Brothers studio in Hollywood. The melon was grown by A. B. Turner of Rocky Mound and is the largest HIT ui twKKy mouna ana | line reported this season. AH— —— ' " c * c *-* KJUHUHJ' m oriusn roreign All managers, whether their teams Minister Halifax, was considered Tues- fmished in the league or dropped out day in the light of a direct reply to before the season closed, are invited Chancellor Hitler's address Monday lo the meeting and urged to be present, night, when the fuehrer warned he Lighting of fair park for nevt year would acl if he did not get what he and the discussion of the present defined as Sudetenland by October 1 equipment will be heard. New of- _..-." " y ^ciooer i. fleers also will be elected at the meeting The Delta Pine and Land Company of Scott, Miss., with its 50,000 acres of land, operates one of the largest totton plantation:* in the world. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-5. Pat. oa. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it correct to put a few oysters crackers in soup? 2. Is it all right to break other crackers, a few pieces at a time into soup? 3. May you rest jour left arm on the table while eating? 4. When jelly is served as a condiment for meat,, is it placed on (he dinner plate or bread and butter plate? 5. When n o knife is bcine used to cut meat, should the fork be held hi the left or right hand to ampalc meat with the prongs down? What would you do if— Your children are being served at the same table with grownups? Have them served— (a) First? (b) Last? (c) Regular rotation in which they sit at the table? Ajiswcrs 1. Yes. •i. Yes. 3. Never. 4. Dinner plate. 5. Right. Best "Whal Would You Do" so- lution—(c). A very small child, of course, might be served first. Chamberlain Broadcasts The new aspect of frankness inject, ed into previous secret negotiations to stave off war was heightened by an announcement that Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would make a world broadcast Tuesday afternoon. Some observers believed Chamberlain lay all his cards on the table, just as Masarky did, in a strong bid to influence world opinion in favor of the democratic nations and against the Nazi-Fascist countries. Tile Czechoslovak note said: "My government wished me to decline Hitler's demands in their present form absolutely and unconditionally unacceptable lo my government. "Against the new, cruel demands my government feels bound to make the utmost resistance; we shall do so, God helping us." Czechs Reject Demands PRAGUE, Czecholsolvakia—W)—The Czechoslovak government Tuesday broadcast indignantly that Hitler's demands showed a "brutal desire to crush Czechoslovakia as a free state." Hitler's Reply to F. D. BERLIN, Germany.— (JP) —Reichsfue- lirer Hitler carefully marshaled Ger- nibny's whole case Tuesday in an un- usally long communication replying to President's Roosevelt's appeal for European peace. Hitler's massage nded with the words: "It is now solely in the hands of the Czechoslovak government, not the German government, to decide whether it desires peace or war." Hitler appealed to the president's understanding. "I have the conviction," Hitler wrote, "that if you visualize Uie enlire de- vclopmcnl of the Sudeten German problem from its beginnings to the present day you will realize that the German government certainly is not (Continued on Page Sixl

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