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October 3-8 Is Girl Scout Week-Buy a Cookie and Help Lift Debt From Hope's Girl Scout Hut. M Use Tax" Proposed to Check Untaxed Buying Outside State Poinsett County Solon Would Stop Inroads of Mail Order Houses and Out-of-State Department Stores LITTLE ROCK—Representative Nabors Shaw of Poinsoll county said Tuesday he lincl in preparation a bill levying a 2 per cent slate "use tax," enactment of which he would seek during the 1939 legislature. Purpose of the low, •tvould bo to "close nil loopholes in the present 2 per cent sales tax," he said. •<!) Representative Shaw said he had innde nn intensive study of an Iowa .statute applying such a tax in Iowa, validity of which Has been upheld in United States District. Court. He predicted such a tax would increase sales lax collections "by a fourth or a fifth." Agreement to Bo Sought If possible, Mr. Shaw said, he would seek an agreement wtih members of the General Assembly under which his proposal would be incorporated in the state sales tax, which is virutally certain to be re-enacted. He said a bill colling for a use tax would be introduced nl the beginning of the .session, regardless of an agreement. ' The bill, as he discussed it briefly during a visit at the capitol, would apply the sales lav to road and farm implements and the like, which arc purchased outside Arkansas and used in tlm slate. Many Purchases Escape Tax Tiie sales tax is collected on motor vehicles, because Ihe tax must be paid before Ihe slate will issue a license Tractors and heavy road and farm equipment arc nol licensed and when purchased outside Arkansas, escape Five Conference Contests in State Grid Race Friday North Little Rock-Blytheville Game Holds Spotlight of Week HOPE AT SMACKOVER Special Train, Leaving at 4:45, to Carry Boosters Band and Team Ky LEONARD ELLIS While chief interest locally centers 4*. game at the spot- on the Bobcat-Buckaroo Smackovcr Friday night, light of Arkansas High School football will be turned on North Little Rock where Coach Bob Cowan's Wildcats engage the strong Blylhcville Chicks in a bailie that has a strong bearing on the 1938 championship grid race. The Chick-Wildcat game will be the "big" high school game in Arkansas this week. The Chicks, defeated by Pine Bluff last week, have made some changes in the backfield, according to reports of the Blylhcville Courier Ncwp. From Ihis corner il looks like a Norlh Lilllc Rock victory in a hard- fought battle. The Wildcats have scored more than tOQ points in their two games with Brinkley and Russellville and should be able lo put over three markers while the Chicks are getting Iwo. Bobcats and Uuckaroos Tills will be the fourth straight year that Smackovcr grid teams have "pointed" for Hope. Despite this fact and close games in the past, the Bobcats will keep Iheir record intact by collaring the Buckaroos, 21 to 0. Stopping Estcs, Smackover's fleet back, and halting an expected aerial allack, will be Ihe Bobcat's chief worry at Smackover. Coach Hammons has not "opened up" with all the power he has. Charles Ray Baker, counted on to do alol of running, has seen only brief moments because of a-!cg injury.- Joe Easoc, last year's fullback, has nol found himself in Ihe new role of a halfback, but is expected to get going at any time. Joe has the "stuff." Tommy Samuels, quarterback, a good runner and kicker, is also a fine passer. He has several touchdowns in his right arm Dial will count as scores wjth the developrncnl of pass receivers, which takes lime. Within two weeks the Bobcat offense, already potent, will be improved. Tigers at Shrcvoport The Little Rock Tigers will go on of Ihe slate for a game with Byre High at Shrcvcporl. Reports say Byre doesn't have the team it had last year Little Rock should win by a close Kcprc. Pine Bluff goes to Fort Smith fo a Friday night tussle with the Grizzles. The Zebras, if not over-confident, should have an easy time in chalking up their second straight conference victory, 21 to 0. Star WEATHER. Arkansas—F/nir Thursday niyht and Friday. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 303 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29,1938 PRICE 5c COPY REACH AT FOUR-POWER PARLEY ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Ihe tax, he said. Department and chain store sales made by parcel posl and mail would be laxcd, he said, the tax being applied on the "use" of the article in Arkansas. Mr. Shaw said copies of the proposal would be prepared soon for study by other members of ihc assembly. Levy Said Constitutional Arkansas's 1937 sales tax, as Assistant Attorney General John P. Strecpey has pointed out in several ] opinions, contains a clause designating it a "use tax." Snice the tax i.s collectible by the ncrchant making a sale, there is no jrovision by which the stale could orcc payment of the lax on articles jthcr than automobiles and trucks, vhich must be licensed. Mr. Slreepcy «iid the Linked States Supremo Court las upheld the "use lax" in principle ns not being in violation of interstate commerce clause of Ihe federal con- Utulion. 25 Dead, 34O Hurt as Tornado Hits Charleston Germany Recalls Merchant Fleet Twister Strikes South Carolina's HistoricOld City Deals Death and Devastation in Only One Minute Thursday TORRENTIAL STORM Hungary—and Her Wheat—Fit Into German Expansion Plans Strikes Unexpectedly at 8 o'Clock Thursday Morning WASHINGTON —OT— Norman H. Davis, head of the Red Cross, said Thursday lhal 25. bodies had been recovered, and 340 persons were injured when a tornado struck Charleston, S. C. Crack Ocean Liners Steam Home Suddenly Without Passengers" ' NEW YORK—(/I 1 )—Germany's mighty merchant fleet, built up to high rcnk again after near-dissolution in the World war, steamed swiftly toward homo ports Wednesday night under orders apparently designed as precautionary steps in Ihe Czechoslovak crisis. There was no official explanalion at offices of German lines here, but il was evident the cancellation of at least one voyage, the recall of two liners outward bound from Bremen and the sudden sailings of other from New York without passengers resulted from Germany's desire to remove its ships from foreign waters in case of war. The Hamburg-American liner Hamburg's voyage from her home port Thursday was cancelled and the Norlh German Lloyd liners Europa and Berlin, which sailed from Bremen Tuesday and Saturday, respectively, Lasts Only a Minute CHARLESTON, S. C— W)—A tornado hit hisloric Charlcslon with sudden, vicious fury about 8 a* m. Thursday, killing at least 22 and injuring probably 300 more in a welter of wreckage spotted throughoul the city. The sudden storm was of not more than a minute's duration, paced by a torrential downpour as it swepl down with devastating destruction on Var-, ions parts of the city. ' Of Ihe 22 reported killed, 15 were negroes. The Jonesboro Hurricane team will i were recalled. The Hamburg-Amcr- invade Hot Springs Friday night and it looks li^c Jonesboro, 25 to 6. Benlon and Fordyce will lie up in ;i bailie at the Rcdbug stadium in Fordyce. Benton luis shown surprising strength in early games and we pick them to win, 13 to 7. Camdcn's Panthers will be ill Monroe, La. We know liltlc about Monroe, but it seems the Panther's have lost their fight. We pick Monroe on the Long end of the score. Forrcsl City and Russcllvillc will play at Ru-sscllvillc in another forencc game Ihis week. We pick Clear Farmer in Johnson's Death lean's Hun.su, scheduled lo leave New York Wednesday night with 350 passengers, pulled out Wednesday morning with none aboard. The same line's] St. Louis, which arrived here today, was ordered to unload and sail for home as quickly us possible. New York officials of the Iwo lines said il was Ihe firsl lime since Ihe World war a German merchant ship had been ordered home withoul passengers. Al the outset of the World war, the Russellville, 13 to G, because Ihe Cyclones will have the udvuntugc by playing on their home lot. Clarksville, defeated by the Bobcats iH.st week, will run Paris ragged with their vaunted aerial attack. The El Dorado Wildcats, with Allen Berry as their new coach, will meet Nashville at Nashvile. Despite reports from Kl Dorado which say that only one regular backfield man will be available to slurl against the Scrappers because of injuries, we select El Dorado as the winner, 28 to 0. The Special Train In conclusion, Bobcat boosters should buy their lickets for the special train to Smackover Friday morning. They go on «alc at 8 o'clock at the Missouri Pacific station. Round-trip . fare is $1.75. The train leaves at 4:15 p. m. Admission ticket* to the game •will be sold on the train. The train will depart for Hope immediately after Ihe game. A Thought There is. little influence where there is nol great sympathy.— .'...Prime. :ANiUM When a curtain resident of the \ capital of Venezuela announced his intention of enlarging his adiposity thai was responsible for the decision. Where did Ihc man live? What _ did he enlarge? Whal did his friends believe was responsible _for Ihe decision? ' Answer on Classified I'agc German merchant fleet totaled 5,135,000 tons, which placed it second only lo Greal Britain's. This powerful force was reduced rapidly through seizure and terms of the peace treaty, with the result it dropped lo 13th in rank. At tl*o first of this year il was back to fifth place, behind Great Britain, the United States, Japan and Norway. ^»-»-^ ditchie Treasurer Dead at Camden J. P. Wright, 75, Retired Lumberman, Banker, Succumbs at Home CAMDEN. Ark.-J. P. Wright, 75, Camden business man of long standing, died Wednesday night at his home shortly after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Wright was secretary-treasurer of Ritchie Grocer company. He formerly was vice president of the Citizens Bank at Camden and was reputed lo have been very successful n the lumber busnc.ss. He served as treasurer of the Methodist church, Camden, for many years. Funeral .services were to be eon- ducted at Caniden at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Couch Returns From Rail Board Meeting Litlle ROCK-i/l j j—Arriving Thursday from New York where a merger of the Kansas City Southern and the Louisivana & Arkansas railways was approved Wednesday by the KCS board, Harvey C. Couch said the merger "is another step in our program of helping build Arkansas." Charles Ashley, Kirby, Acquitted in "Peach King's" Death MURFREESBORO, Ark. — Charles ashley, 40, farmer of Kirby, who faced a charge of manslaughter resulting from the wreck in which Bert Johnson, "Arkansas peach king," was killed June 27, was freed by a Circuit Court jury here Wednesday. The stale failed to prove thai Ashley was drunk at the lime of the wreck. Mrs. Lee Smalling, (57, housewife, star witness for defense, testified that she rendered first aid to Ashley, who was injured severely, and thai she was posilivc he was nol drunk. The jury deliberated less than 30 minutes. Judge Minor Milwce adjourned Ihc court until November. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Keg. U.-S. Pst OSfc Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Does the man guest of honor at » dinner parly seat his hostess or the woman at his right? 2. To which of these persons is he expected to pay more attention. 3. If it i.s necessary for a man to leave Ihe table do the oilier men rise? 4. Should you "talk .shop" at a dinner party? 5. If several hostesses are combining to give a large party, i.s il correct for guests to be invited who arc not on all of the hostesses' lists? What would you do if— You do not play bridge yet want lo entertain for friends who do and fear they will be bored it not permitted lo play? Oil Provide bridge for them? (.b) Provide some other game in which you can join? i.c) Have u luncheon, dinner or lea and lei them amuse themselves with conversation? Answers 1. At his right. 2. To divide it equally. 3. No. 4. No. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a) if you don't jnind looking on, or IcK (Copyright 1938, NEA Service, Inc.) After the World War, Hungary was reduced to one-third of its pre-war size by the Allies. Predominantly aerie ultural, Hungary is just what Germany needs to feed its industrialized. population. The map above shows present-day Hungary and the distribution of farm land and livestock. In the map at right the shaded section shows pre-war Hungary while the black portico is Hungary as it is today. Nation a Hotbed of Racial Strife But Resists Nazis Admiral Horthy Has Held Regency Continuously Since 1920 BEAT RED REVOLT Bela Kun Set Up Commun- Jap Foreign Minister Quits; Opposed Army TOKYO, Japan—(/P)—The rcsig- nalion of the foreign minister, General Kazushige Ugaki, who differed with the Army over the China: policy, was announced officially Thursday night. Hope Congregation Prays for Peace Many Answer Rev. Workman's Call at Methodist Church An unusual service was held Wednesday night at First Methodist church, when the Rev. James W. Workman preached on the subjccl of "Prayer and Ils Meaning." Al Ihe close of his sermon, Ihe Rev. Mr. Workman made a call for people lo come lo Ihc altar to kneel in prayer that Thursday's four-power peace conference- ut Munich, Germany, might be successful in maintaining Ihe peace of Europe. A large number responded lo this call, and special prayers were uttered that the Prince of Peace might lead the peace meeting to success. The subject of the Rev. Mr. Workman's sermon for Thursday night will be, "Ilie Love of God." The Rev. E. H. Martin, who is leading the song-services, brings sptcial music at each service. Rev, J. A. Copeland New Pastor Here Delight Minister Takes Pulpit of Local Church of Christ Elder J. A. Copcland, minister o: the Church of Christ, formerly of De- Dewey Nominated for N. Y. Governor 36-Year-Old Racket-Buster Acclaimed by G. 0. P. Convention SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y.— (O't— Thomas E. Dewey, 36-year-old racket- busting prosecutor, was nominated by acclamation by Ihe Republican slalc convention Thursday as the party's candidate for governor. Prescott Pledges $2,000 tolndustry Industrial Program Is Launched at Chamber of Commerce Meet ist Government After War Collapse By WILLIS THORNTON NBA Service Staff Correspondent As one of the "have-not" powers humbled and dissected by the Worlt war setllemcnt, Hungary has been natural sympathizer with much of the program which Chancellor Hitler has put in action in Germany. Like Austria, Hungary has a proud past. Like Austria, Hungary suffered terribly in the postwar confusion of mid-Europe. Like Austria, Hungary was whittled down by the Treaty of Trianon into a fragment for which economic independence is difficult. So as the German program of Versailles repudiation and expanding nationalism gains headway, Hungary fits into the picture not only from her position on the may, but from, the thinking of many of the Magyars who make up the majority of her population. The Imredy government tried lo resist this wave of pro-German sentiment by repressing the active Hungarian Nazi party, and by trying to institute hurried land reform which will "beat the Nazis to it." Bui nearly all observers believe Hungary fits naturally into the expanding sphere of German influence if not into actual alliance. Years of effort to line up Hungary with Ihe Lillle Enlcnle powers have nol succeeded. Germans Arc Problem, Too Germany could help Hungary materially in gelling back lands and minorities lost to Czechoslovakia and Rumania. On the other hand, Hungary has 800,000 vociferous Germans, many of them aclive Nazis who carry on jusl such a campaign as the Su- deten Germans did in Czechoslovakia. Hungary might lose more than she would gain by binding herself to the State May Take Over County Farm Gov. Bailey Proposes Central Penal Farm for All Counties LITTLE ROCK — (/P) — Governor Bailey announced Thursday he was considering a plan to convert Tucker State Prison Farm into a central misdemeanor colony which would supplant all public and private county penal farms. -The governor said Superintendent-Al Reed approved the proposal, and State Comptroller J. O. Goff and Engineer L. A. Henry, of the State Planning Board, had been instructed to make an mimediate survey to determine the approximate cost of operating such a colony. Bailey expressed the belief that the creation of such a colony by the legislature would eliminate conditions which resulted recently in criticism of the wide-spread system of leasing county prisoners to private individuals. Under the proposal the state pen- ilenliary would be concentrated Cummins State Farm. at PRESCOTT, Ark. — Approximately 100 local business and professional men attended the mid-year membership meeting of Prescott Chamber of Commerce at Ihe Loda Holel Tuesday nighl and some $2,000 was pledged to a special fund for an industrial program as outlined by the board of directors of the chamber. The free dinner was provided by the Chamber of Commerce. Following the dinner S. H. Cadenhcad, secretary, welcomed the members and introduced Dan Pillman. president, who acted as chairman. Mr. Pittman outlintd the various activities and accomplishments of the Chamber of Commerce for the past few She is distressed and ,. I . I , TT : ~..«....«*. w* >-.vjllll*IL.-l w t-Ul U1L IJclAl 1UW light, has moved to Hope and will be months and pointed out the value of the regular minister of the church on Fuch an organization to a community. Fifth and Grady streets. Mr. Copeland has 33 years experience in preaching the Gospel, and is associate editor of The Gospel Light, a paper published at Delight. He is the father, of Sweeney and Gilbert Copeland, who have been living at Hope for several years. Gilbert has been minister for the- Church of Christ here for the past two years, but recently moved to Caniden to work with a church there, Elder Copcland will begin'lu's work with Ihc church here next Sunday morning, and extends a cordial invitation to all lo attend the service. King snakes are immune to the venom of other North American snakes. He then stated thai Ihc board of di- icclors had outlined an industrial expansion program for Prescotl lo slarl in the very near fulure and that $1750 as a spccir-l fund was needed immediately to start this program. After (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS.—(/Pi—October cot. ton opened Thursday at 8.10 and closed at 8.03-09. Spot cotton closed steady, mid dling 8.11 Hitler chariot, apprehensive. The Romans conquered Hungary and ruled that lilllc "Asialic island in mid-Europe" as Dacia and Pannonia. Through Ihe Middle Ages she was a balllcground, overrun by the Turks, herself conquering into Bavaria. Some 200 years ago she found herself in the Austrian empire of Maria Theresa, whom the Magyar nobles adored. Yet just at the time when Hungary began to approach virtual self-gov- •mmciu within the empire, deep an- agonism broke out between the ruing class of Magyar* and the southern lavs, Slovaks and Rumanians. Civil war led to military invasion jy Austria and Russian troops, anc •ifter a period of discord, the "Dua Monarchy" of Austria - Hungary emerged soon after the American Civi war as the modern setup. Horthy In Power Since 1920 Racial "minority" problems bescl Hungary, with dominant Magyar pit- led againsl Slovak, German, Rumanian and Serb minorities, and the World war again accentuated these difficulties. Hungary suffered terribly during that war—nearly half of the "Austrian" troops in Italy at the Piavc defeat were Hungarians. Defeat, hunger, exhaustion, sol Ihc slage for revolution. In 1919, Bela Kun, a returned prisoner from Russia, set up a Com- munisl regime in union with the powerful Social Democratic party. Ill-prepared for power, tht Bela Kun Diagnosis of T. B. for 46 Counties Tuberculosis Association Reports on State-Wide Campaign Karly Diagnosis Campaigns were conducted by the Arkansas Tuberculosis association and various county and local tuberculosis associalions in approximately 100 Arkansas communities in 46 counties last spring, Miss Erie Chambers, executive secretary of the state association, announccc Thursday in her fall report. The campaigns were conducted during April German Army Is to Make "Parade Occupation" Only Hitler to Order Symbolical March, But Pledges Against Force AVERT WAR SCARE Minor Points in Czech Crisis Are Still Under Consideration MUNICH, Germany.—(/P)—A German spokesman said Thursday night that the four-power Munich conference, seeking a new basis for European peace, had practically reached agreement for a "token occupation" of Su- detenland by the Germany army. While the German chancellor and the premiers of Great Britain, France ,andjtaly~ wera .stillr.riegotiating" iir the' -, "-.' glistening fuehrerhaus—at 8:10 p. m.— the spokesman said only one difficulty remained: . "The question is just how quickly, and from what point, the Czechoslovak army must be withdrawn lo permit Adolf Hitler's troops to march -into Sudetenland." -.-. • < The spokesman said he believed documents embracing the agreements which he expected would be reached Thursday night would be signed by Friday at the latest. This indicated hope that the Prague government, to which this virtual agreement of Hitler, Prime Minister Chahberlain, Premier Daladier and Premier Mussolini was to be submitted, might send an acceptance Thursday night. ajul May. The Early Diagnosis Campaign it, primarily educational, Miss Chambers explained. Its purpose is to familiarize persons with Ihe symptoms of tuberculosis and lo bring lo public atten- lion the necessity of examination by physicians of all persons who believe they may have been exposed to tuberculosis or have any symptoms of the disease. The campaign paves the waj for clinics at which actual tuberculin tests and physical examinations are given. Information was gvien to thousands of Arkansas citizens by way of public addresses, newspaper articles, motion picture films, exhibits and the radio. Talks wore made by laymen, physicians, nurses, ministers, and by tuberculosis workers at. special meetings and thiough cooperation of the Fehools, Parent Teacher associations, chambers of commerce, home demonstration clubs, churches, and civic organizations. Mrs. B. A. Rhinehart of Little Rock was stale chairman of the campaign. Mrs. Harry W. Shiver was chairman of the Early Diagnosis Campaign Hope. ----- ...... —••••. --------Americans Rescued in Last War Fail to Pay WASHINGTON —(/Pi— More thai 6.000 Americans who were rescuet from warring Europe in Augusl 1914 by American gold forgot their debt to the United Slates. The Treasury lent $717.301 to Amur. ieans caught in Europe without funds Of 13.597 persons so aided G,006, (Continued on Page Three) .scnting an outlay of $296,837.08, hadn' paid up at last reports. Tlie Colorado River Basin include parts of seven western states and small area of Mexico. Terms Arc Reached MUNICH, Germany—(/P)—Informed German sources said Thursday night thai Reichsfuehrer Hiller had agreed lhal Ihc German, army would make only a "parade occupation" of the Eger and Asch regions, in extreme western Czechoslovakia, October 1-2. Other sections of the Sudetenland would be occupied only gradually, these informandts said, under a plan, said to have been accepted by the fuehrer in place of his original intention of having his armies march, Saturday. This token of occupation, however, would show symbolically that Germany had become master of the regions of Czechoslovakia whose population is predominantly German. The disclosure came as Hitler still was in conference with the premiers of Britain, France and Italy, in a par- Icy which Europe hopes will assure peace. The premiers were believed to be discussing a compromise plan striking a balance between Hitler's threat to march into Czechoslovakia xinless the Sudetenland is ceded to Germany by "Saturday. The British-French proposal is deigned to forestall German use of once. In the "doubtful areas" of Czechoslovakia, where the non-Germanic proportion is larger, it. us believed the 'rench, British and Italian army con- ingenls would safeguard a plebiscite rom which there could bo no appeal. French "Big Stick" PARIS, France—(/Pi—Premier Dala- lier was given a "big stick" io wield it the- Munich conference Thursday when he was empowered by a new decree lo effect instant military and civil mobilization of the entire nation. The decree, publishhcd in the official Journal, made it possible for the premier lo put the whole French nation on an instant war fooling by a simple telephone call from Munich. A C'/.cch Observer PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia—W—The foreign ministry decided Thursday lo .send an observer l o the Munich four- power conferences by airplane. His identity was not disclosed. '.Hie decision followed an announcement that Czechoslovakia would accept "in principle" the new British plan for execution of the Anglo- French scheme to cede Sudelenlund to Germany, but would make "some rt\s- (Continupd on Pagq, Three)

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