Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 3, 1938 · Page 1
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October 3-8 Is Girl Scout Week-Buy a Cookie and Help Lift Debt From Hope's Girl Scout Hut. Germany, Soviet Russia Paying Court to Little Baltic States Three (iny Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—shown in black in the above map, struggle to maintain their independence against German pressure eastward and Russian pressure westward. Strongly nationalistic and prosperous, the three nations arc loath lo part with the independence gained after the World War. but probably will choose—if choose they must—to line up with whatever power can afford greatest protection. The islands oft the west coast ot Estonia in the map above belong lo Estonia, Insurance Policy Reference Knocks Out Damage Case Supreme Court Reverses $10,000 Judgment Given at Fort Smith ROTENBERRY PROBE Supreme, Court tc; Examine Signatures Which Are Under Suspicion LITTLE ROCK—</Pi—The Arkansas Supreme Court held Monday that the statement by opposing counsel that the deftndant in a personal injury' damage suit was protected by insurance was sufficient to cause a reversal of judgment. The ruling was made in reversing and dismissing a $10,000 Pope circuit court judgment for Mrs. J. J. Haralson, Fort Smith, against W. K. Ward and others doing bmsintss us the Ward Jce Industries, of Fort Smith. 19M Case The judgment was based on injuries suffcrtd by Mrs. Haralson in u highway accident near Dardanelle October 5, 1935. Sht charged that the ice truck slopped on the highway directly ii front of htr husband's automobile, causing him to strike an oncoming car m Avoiding the truck. The high court also held in this case that Haralson was negligent in rapidly topping a hill over which he could not sec-. Justices Humphrey and Mehatfey dissented to the portion of the opinion holding that the statement by counsel for Mrs. Haralson was prejudicial. Ilotcubcrry Bill The tribunal ordered Secretary of State C. G. Hall to file with the court the original petitions submitted to him to initiate the Rotenberry old age and blind pension act. 'Ihe order was made on the motion of Taxpayer C. T. Hargis, who recently filed in the supreme court an attack on the act, challenging the validity of the signatures on the petitions and seeking to keep the act off ll»c November general election ballot on that grounds. Tlic case will be taken under submission next week for probable decision October 17, just ahead of the dale for certifying the ballot to the counties. Monday's order indicated the justices would personally examine the challenged signatures. Massachusetts state police have had their erasing cars equipped with illuminated writing desks, to enable the officers to make out their reports on the run. U.v \VILLISTHOKNTON NEA Service Slaff Correspondent The fringe of little countries the Baltic seaboard rests uneasily the jaws of a nutcracker. Their whole history i.s a story of German pressure eastward and Russian pressure wesl- w.iird. Today Estonia, Latvia and'Lith- uania are still squeezed between con- llicting pressure aimed at aligning them with Germany or with Russia. They probably will line up with the side able to exert the most pressure not because they want to, but because, they have no choice. They all prefei independent. Together they have a population .scarcely larger than tha of New York City. And adding in tin people of Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, you have only about 20, 000,000. It was not for nothing that Alfrei Rosenberg, Hitler propagandist, found d the League of the Baltic Brother hood to spread Nazi doctrines through Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. It was not for nothing that Marshal Ycgoroff of Russia tounied those countries last year drumming up Soviet sympathy. And it was not for nothing that Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark met this year at Oslo lo devise means of joint defense. Conquered By Teutonic Knighls About the time Columbus discovered America the lands along the Baltic that are now Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were conquered by Teuton- is Knights of the Sword. They became nobles under the Czar of Russia, dominating the native peoples, and though Teutonic in origin exercised great influence at the Russian court. Desperate efforts were made to Russify the Star WEATHER. Arlcansaa — Fair, continued warm Monday night and Tuesday. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 306 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY,^-OCTOBER 3, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY MUNICH PACT •Q Attorney Steele May Appeal Case to Supreme Court First Steps Taken Toward Appeal in Court Here Monday HAS UNTIL DEC. 9TH W. J. Hartsfield, DeAnn Pioneer, Is Dead at Age of 83 /* Succumbs at DeAnn Home Monday After Illness of 7 Days GINNERS PRESIDENT When WJ. Hartsfield Was Honored as DeAnn's Oldest Citizen, Over a Year Ago, at Age of 82 Orders Transcript of the Hempstead Circuit Court Judgment The first .stop for an appeal lo the Arkansas supreme court in the Henip- stcad county courthouse removal contest ca.se was made here Monday by Attorney George Steele of Nashville, representing Washington interests. At tlie convening of the October term of circuit court, Attorney Steele ordered a transcript made of the previous hearings in which Circuit Judge Dexter Bush ruled that Hope wii.s the winner of the June 11 courthouse removal election. Attorney Slecle has until December !) in which to file an appeal from the Hempslcad circuit court judgment. Officials were of (he opinion that Steele would file the appeal—since ordering the transcript which is considered the first step for an appeal lo the high court. Judge Bush handed down a decision declaring Hope the winner durini; a special session of court here September 9. Me ruled Hope the winner by 119 votes. Court Session Hrlef Circuit court recessed at noon until Thursday morning after the petit jurors were sworn in and other preliminaries made. James Hogan, negro, entered a plea of guilty to steeling ?25 from Claude Cotton NEW ORLEANS.—M'I—October cotton opened Monday at 8.20 and closed at 8.27 bid, 8.30 asked. Spot cotton closed steady 13 points up, middling 8.35. (Continued on Pace Three) Chicks and Tigers Given Top Billing Bobcats Prepare for Game Here Friday With DeQucen LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— </l'i--Despite loss and a tie by the Blylhoviljc- Chick the past two weeks, their game Fri<la> night with the Little Rock high schoi: Tigers here draws top billing on th week's prep school football prograr which includes three other games having a bearing on the Arkansas big school football conference pennant race. The Chickasaws, pro-season favorites, looked good even while losing to Pine IBluff two weeks ago and tieing North Little Rock G-G Friday. The Tigers haven't started into their conference schedule but have looked more than impressive in three non-circuit games. Pine Bluff and El Dorado will share the number two game honors this wok. The Zebras, who made their victory over the Chicks look all the more convincing with a 13-0 win over the Fort Smith Grizzlies Friday, will meet a nonc-loo-impressivc Fordyce team at Pine Bluff. Fordyce fell before Ben ton 13-12 Friduv. El Dorado, forced In the limi (Continued on Page Three) «•««• Oliver L, Adams Is New County Agent 'ormer University Grid Player Succeeds Clifford Smith Oliver L. Adams, New Hempstead county agricultural agent, took over lis duties here Monday. He succeeds Clifford Smith who was transferred .o Fayetteville where he will be agricultural agent for Washington county. Mr. Adams and family arrived in Hope Sunday from Harrison, Boonc county, where he served as agricultural agent the past five years. Prior to that time he was n Smith-Hughes instructor years at Green Forest High Hempstead Native First Head of State-Wide , Organization W. J. (Uncle Jack) Hartsfield, 83, native of Hempstead county and onetime representative in the Arkansas legislature, died at his home north of Hope at 5 a. m. Monday after an illness of seven days. Ho was the first president ot the Arkansas State Cotton Ginncrs association, was a past president of the Arkansas State Singing Convention and served as president of the Hempstead County Singing Convention for a period of 12 years. He was a charter member of the county singing convention. Mr. Hartsfield was a Stewart and trustee of the DeAnn Methodist church •10 years and also was a member of the Masonic lodge. He lived in Ozan township all of his life. Although the funeral hour has not been -set. Mr. Hartsfield, before his death, selected the officiating ministers, the list of pallbearers and the songs to be sung at his funeral which will be held from the Holly Grove church 10 miles north of Hope. • ' The Rev. Willie Arnold of Smackover will conduct the services, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Scot of Norphlc'jt and thd Rev. Floyd Queen of Hot Springs. Claude Taylor of Hope was selected by Mr. Hartsfield to lead the singing. The list of pallbearers and the funeral hour will be announced Tuesday on receipt of word from out-of-statc •clatives. Surving arc his widow, five sons, W. !t. Harlsfield of San Gabriel, Calif.; B. A. of Scminole, Okla.; John S. of Washington; Samuel J. of Washington; Olin E. of Washington; four daughters; Mrs. H. L. Huddleston of Nashville; Mrs. Loroy Samuels, Hope; Mrs. F. B Alfrey of Logansport, Ind.; Mrs. L. E Salisburg, Washington; 45 grand children and 15 great grandchildren; on< brother, T. J. Hartsfield of Hope; on? lister, Mrs. Jennie Morton, Hope. for five School. Mr. Ad urns i.s a graduate of the College of Agriculture, University of Arkansas. He lettered in football twi years, being on the Ruzorback team ii 1927-28. Mr. and Mrs. Adams and their two small daughters live at 700 Soutl Main street. $50,000 in Cotton Checks Received Hempstead Farmers to Get About $200,000 This Fall -<•> —Photo by the Star This photograph of W. J. Hsrlsficld, left, pioneer citizen who died Monday, was made by The Star March 2, 1937, when the Arkansas Tower & Light Co. dedicated its DcAjui rural electrification line. Harvey C. Couch, power company president, right, is giving Mr. and Mrs, Hartsfield a Joe Robinson memorial half-dollar, token of the fact that Mr. Hartsfield was DeAnn's oldest citizen, Funeral at Liberty , for Mrs. J. Robertson Mrs. Josephine Robertson, 87, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jolui Jackson, Fort Cobb, Okla., September 11), was buried at Liberty cemetery last Wednesday. Tlic widow ot the late B. F. Robertson, she was sur-j vived by the following children: H. P. Robertson, Ozan; Tony, Saratoga; Mrs, T. J. Webb, Mineral Springs; Mrs. Ji A. Jackson, Fort Cobb, Okla.; 2? grandchildren and 15 grcat-grandchil d rcn. The first installment of 5,000 cotton price adjustment or subsidy checks has been received at the local AAA office and these checks are now being distributed. About $50,000.00 was received in the first installment, Others will be coming Sri soon. There will be a total of nearly $200,000.00 paid to the farmers of Hempstead county this fall. About 80 per cent of the population of Hatiti is engaged in agriculture. A Thought A strong and faithful pulpit is no mean safeguard of a nation's life.—John Hall. SERIAL STORY MURDER TO MUSIC ; BY NARD JONES COPYRIGHT. 1938 NEA SERVICE, The King of Annam recently indicated tliut country's reapport with the French government by sending the latter a message e.x- pressuig the country's "profound attachment and indefectible devotion." Where is Annan), what kind of devotion did the king express, and what is rapport? Answer on CUtssifU'U I'ugc to whip Nashville 2(i-20. will be hos to the Hot 'Springs Trojans, 13-0 victims of Jbncsboro last week. The Fourth conference game find* the North Little Rock Wildcat;, i/lay ing the Forrest City Thoroughbred, at the St. Frani'is county se»i. Tin Thoroughbreds beat RusscJlvillc fo their conference victory, 19-6. Other gajnes involving coafcienc teams: Camden at home with Tcxarkaiui. Bcnton at home with Morrilton. UusscllviUe ut home with GVurk. Clarksville at home with Vun Burei Hope at home with OcQuccn. Fort Smith at home with Okmulgc Oklahoma. Jonesboro at home with Little Roc Catholic high. CHAPTER I "IT was Wednesday night in the Golden Bowl of the Pacific- Plazu, the city's smartest hotel— and leading The Swingiilccrs was Ludden. Domboy. Ludden Dom- fcey, acknowledged "lorn of the swing cats." Tall, slendw, undeniably charming, Lud Dombcy held his baton almost carelessly. His arm seemed to move but little, his wrist only a little more. And yet a rhythm emanated from the figure of Lud Dombcy as surely as if he himself were an instrument. He was leading The Swinga- tccrs in what he eallcd "a warm- up number." Nobody was dancing —yet. The tables just below him were crowded with young people Wednesday night was their night in the Golden Bowl. Wednesday night was when Lud Domboy cut loose with swing for tho.^e who appreciated it, when ho added such touches as this "warm-up number" and let so of his best wisecracks. ' No one watched the attractive Lud Dombcy more closely than Myrna Rogers. To Myrna it wasn't just Wednesday night—it (Continued on Page Two) $5,200 Turnback to Hempstead Co. Gasoline Tax Funds to Be Distributed to Counties This Week LITTLE ROCK— (/P)— The quarterly turnback to be made this week, computed Monday by Treasurer Page, included for Hempstead county $2,789.73 under the 193-1 act and ?2,49C.37 under the 1938 act. City Hall Project Voted by Prescott $30,000 Building Proposal Carries by Vote of 167 to 55 Fire Threatening Ouachita Forest Small Blaze on Private Property Is Menacing Great Forest "hamberlain, Back Home, Gives Angry Reply to Critics, Shouts "Shame!" at First ' Lord of Admirality, . Who Quit Cabinet NAZIS SEEK TRADE Next Objective of Germans Is Trade Treaty* • With the U.S. ; ' LONDON, Eng.—(if)-Prime Minis- , ter Neville Chamberlain Monday acclaimed the contribution of President Roosevelt to last week's negotiations which averted a European war. "The voice of the .most powerful nation in the world" spoke across the sea to swap Europe's statesmen to the ways of peace, declared Chamberlain in his defense to a tense House of Commons of .the Munich four-power • accord for dismemberment of Czechoslovakia. "The prayers of milions were answered" by the Munich pact, Cham* berlain declared. •" The prime minister replied to a bitter denunciation of his bargain with the dictators by Alfred Duff Cooper, who quit Saturday as First Lord of the Admirality 'and who broke into bit? ter sobbing when be declared th« Munich terms "stuck in my throat." Chamberlain angrily tossed back cries of "shame" at this critics' and', announced an immediate loan atjfl&f million dollars for Czechoslovakia.' ^ ^Germans Seek H. S. Treaty „ '< BERUN,, Germany, >- (fP) — A trade i treaty "with the United States emerges ! a sone of the new-goals,before Germany, now that the Czechoslovakia Sudctenland has b«cn won In a bloodless victory.: Economic supremacy in the Balkins, and ah understanding with France, are the other goals. Hitler Follows Army WITH THE GERMAN ARMY OF OCCUPATION IN THE SUDETENr LAND.— {If)— Reichsfuehrer Hitler, triumphantly following his armies across the border of growing Germany, shouted Monday that: "Never will this land be torn from ' the Reich!" • Welcoming the Sudetenland into/the fold of greater Germany, the fuehrer told the inhabitants that his greeting was "at the same time a pledge," inviting them to join "our march into a greater German future." PRESCOTT—One hundred and sixty .seven people voted for the City Council'^ proposed bond issue for the construction of the new $30,000 city hall and 55 people voted against the proposal. The total of 222 votes was said lo be approximately half of the eligible votes within the city limits. The proposed project calls for the construction of a $30,000 city hall building to house the city offices, the fire tation, city jail and an auditorium building with an approximate seating capacity of 500. The project is to be financed by a $16,500 bond issue and a federal grant of ?13,500. Following is the tabulation ot the vote cast by wards: • For Against HOT SPRINGS, Ark.-Danger that a forest fire that started more than a week ago as a small blaze on private land, but which Sunday was consuming 2,000 acres, gradually would eat its way towards timber in the great Ouachita. forest northwest of Hot Springs, caused Supervisor A. L. Nelson to cancel all leaves of absence of CCC men in his area. Mr. Nelson said there was clanger of the fire getting out of control. Two -days before the fire had become menacing, Donald S. Libbcy, superintendent of Hot Springs National park, reported it was the largest forest fire he had seen in this section. Sunday the fire was about seven miles from the Ouachita National forest. John Stover, manager of the munic- icap airport, who flew to the Oklahoma-Arkansas border, reported there also were nearly 30 other forest fires. The main conflagration is raging west of West mountain. Twenty-six miles north of here, in the Beaudry sector, there is another fire, and within a radius of a few miles four other smaller fires were sighted on private property. Suddenly, every light in the Golden.Bowl.flashed on again. Lud Dombey lay fact down in /rent of his sw>n§ band! Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 . Ward 1 Totals 72 20 30 . 45 167 24 4 11 1G 55 3 Burn to Death in Farm Residence Widow and Two Small Sons Perish in .House Near Fordyce FORDYCE. Ark.—l.T)—Mrs. \V. A. Clements, widow, and two sons. Jacl Paul, 7, and Man-in E., 2. burned to death in ;i fire which destroyed their ii rm home four miles west of hen Sunday night. Large Crowds at Workman Revival Services Daily at Methodist Church at 10 a. m., and 7:30 p. m. The revival meeting at First Methodist church began its second week Sunday with large congregations at each service. The Rev. Mr. Workman preached at (he morning hour on "The Cross of Christ," and used as his theme ut the evening service "The Meaning and Value of the Church." Services will be held daily this week. The morning service begins at 10 a. m. and night service starts at 7:30 with gospel hymn singing.under the lead- cr.ship of Rev. E. H. Martin. Special young people's services arc held each night at 6:45 o'clock, with the Rev. Mr. Martin in charge. All youth of the junior, intermediate and young people's ages are urged to attend. Hungarian Demands PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia.—(/P)—The armies of two imperious neighbors rolled Sunday across the receding frontiers of Czechoslovakia while the demands of a third still awaited the answer of the republic. Polish troops crossed the line for the first, time, occupying a small 'symbole" section of the Czechoslovak side of the border city of Teschen, ceded to Poland Saturday when the Pi-ague government capitulated to a Polish ultimatum. German troops entered the second of four zones they will occupy by October 8 on Czechoslovakia's S'ijde- tenland rim under the Munish settlement. Still waiting for her slice was Hungary. A Hungarian note, couched in firm but friendly language, was der livercd to the Czechoslovak govern?!"*; ment Sunday, It declared the right o! self-determination for the Hungarian^ minority in Czechoslovaka. Into the interior, thousands of men, women and children fled before the advance of the German troops. They sought haven in areas that are to re» main in shrunken Czechoslovakia. Red Cross and other organizations provid* ed refugee stations in social institu^ tiojis, hotels aud other establishments here and elsewhere. Most of those coming to Prague fear* I cd application of Nazi regulations as soon as the districts where they had lived were occupied by the German army, and thus, became part of greater Germany. Refugees filled trains arriving at Prague. Others came by „ automobile. Still others walked, carrying personal possessions from the homes they had abandoned. Warning to Small Natious Hugo Vavrecka, minister of propaganda, told the people in a radio broadcast that Czechoslovakia had been assured Soviet Russia's help but that "millions of our men, women and children would have been killed be? fore Russian aid came." A defensive union of the small stales in Eastern Europe was urged by the Czechoslovak press as "the lesson of Munich." The newspaper Cesko Slovo observed that "the Munich agreement is a warning to small states from the Baltic to the Aegean that alliance with. (Continued on Page Three)

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