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October 3-8 Is Girl Scout Week-Buy a Cookie and Help Lift Debt From Hope's Girl Scout Hut. Disappearance of Inventor Still Mystery After 25 Years Star WEATHER.. Arkansas — Fair Wcdn esday nirjht and Thursday. VOLUME,39—NUMBER 308 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY CZECHS' HEAD QUITS Two Performances By Russell Bros/ Circus Wednesday Big Show Is Located on Old (37 Highway Near Cook's Gin 2ND SHOW AT 8 P. M. Brooding over his plans for a new world of power, Dr. Diesc) was last seen on the .steamer's deck. When she doclKd in the. morning, he was gone, and 25 years have only clouded the mystery. tty NKA Service A world that rides streamlined trains and record-breaking ocean liners- knows little or nothing of the mystery of the man whose invention made possible these modern miracles of power ;>nd .speed. ~ Twenty-five years ago there van- shed from the face of the earth the man who had a great hand in the change that still agitates the inechan- ici.l world. And today, the disappearance of Rudolph Diesel is :us great a mystery as it wa.s on the morning when the world learned he was gone. Stars shone from a clear sky as the channel steamer Dresden put out from Antwerp for London on the night of Defense Rests in Trial of 2 Others for Spa Murder Anderson Repeats Original Story Against Dickson and Johnson DENIAL IS ENTERED Dickson Denies He Participated Either in Plot or Murder Program, With Many Thrills, Is Scheduled for Two Hours Circus some respects th Congressman Boylan of New York State Dies NEW YORK —(/I 1 )— Congressman John J. Boylan, 68, New York Democrat, died Wednesday following a. protracted illness. Swimming Pool Is Given Approval by Hope City Council! Now That the War's Over HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—</r>-The defense rested Wednesday in the trial of Alfred lPug) Dickson, 35, Hot Springs butcher, and Clarence (Bill! Johnson, 23. charged with murdering Eldon Coolcy. grocery chain official, after Dick.son took the stand to deny any jiiirticipiitinii in the crime or the alleged robbery plot leading to it. Two on Trial HOT'SPRINGS, Ark.—Alfred (Pug) Dicksiui, 35 and hi.s nephew, Clarence (Bill11 Johnson, 23. were on trial in Circuit Court here Tuesday night on a charge of first degree murder of Eldon Cooley, executive of the Steuart chain of groceries here. Curtis Ridgcway. deputy prosecuting attorney, demanded the death penally for both. In the same room early Tuesday fcrcnt jury convicted Joe September 29, 1913. A distinguished- looking man of 55 strolled the deck, a package of plans and documents under his arm. He was Rudolph Diesel, cosmopolitan Paris-born German, whose engine was already widely in use in Germany and other countries. /Diesel's invention had -netted him a fortune, his original model wa.s honored by a place in a German museum. German submarines, a big factor h the World war thai was lo break within a year, were made possible by them Diesel was on his way to a meeting of British manufacturers. He wa.s seen on deck, glancing in the bright moonlight at the plans and documents he carried. Then lie retired to hi.s cabin. The next morning when the Dresden docked, representatives of the British companies looked in vain for Dr. Die.sc! among the passengers. No one had seen him since Ihe night before. Anxious hands forced open hi.s cabin door. The room was empty. 'Hie bed had not been slept in. The important documents were gone. Suicide 1 ' Murder? What happened to Dr. Diesel? To this day no one knows for certain Suicide? Unlikely. For though he had been somewhat disappointed in the eminence that had come to him a.s a result of his invention, he was in excellent health, had no family or money troubles, and had never sug- Autumn counterpart of Christmas, i here ;;t la.st. and children from 2 to 102 have been digging coins out of savings banks all day. Hope is host to Russell Bros 3-ring circus, which gave its first performance at the Belts Show Grounds Wednesday afternoon. The second and last start at S Wednesday night, doors opening at 7 to permit time for leisurely inspection of the large menagerie. Wednesday afternoon's large audience greeted with enthusiasm the two hour program, finding it packed with thrills and first-class entertainment. Habitual circus-goers laughed again it Joe Hodgini. the ama/ing man who develops within a few minutes from a clumsy Irani]) to a skilled bareback rider. Madame Bedini's famous horses and ponies exhibited remarkable beauty and intelligence. Irene Ledgetl's military elephants, offering r.n encouraging note to plump women, showed that weight is no obstacle to speedy and graceful performance. District Electric Project Approved Plans for Expenditure of $315,000 Announced by Frank J. Hill Frank J. Hill of Hope, member ,ol the board of directors of a six-county rural electrification project, announccc here Wednesday that REA Adminis- trntor Faulkcnwald of Washington hac approved plans for an expenditure o $315,000 on construction of rural dec trie lines in Hempstead, Nevada, La •FayeUe, Howard, Sovicr and Pol counties. The plans for this expenditure war approved iit Little Rock Tuesday af tcrnoon by Mr. Faulkenwald who me with the directors of this district, th Arkansas Utility Commission and o: cials of the Arkansas Power and light company. Mr. Hill said the plans now, would be Authorize Expenditure ofj $7,500 as Sponsors' Share $21,000 FOR W P A | Pool and Amphitheater] Would Be Constructed at Fair Park The program is punctuated by the pranks of Rube Eagan's merry troupe of clowns. The musical .score is provided by Professor Brooks and his band. Russell Bros, came to Hope fron Stamps and will proceed to Nashville (or two shows on Thursday. The show is located on old Highway G7 near Cook's cotton gin at the north eastern edge of town. Japan Will Send New Envoy to U. S Vice - Foreign M i n i s t e Horinouchi to Succeed Saito Here orwardcd to Washington for the ap- roprialion which is expected within ic next 15 days. The plans call for construction of 80 miles of rural lines in -western fcinpstcad county, Sevicr and Pilk ounlies with an average of two cus- omers per mile; one hundred miles if rural lines in southeastern Hcmp- tead county, Nevada, LaFayette and Columbia counties; and a 25-mile ex- Thc city council Tuesday night adopted a motion by Alderman E. P. Young calling for an expenditure of | $7,500 as the city's cost for construction of the proposed $28,500 swimming pool and amphitheater at Fair Park. Alderman Roy Johnson cast the only dissenting vote on the roll call. The Works Progress Administration has already approved plans of the project and would furnish 521,000. An ordinance, however, must be passed by the council as the first step toward authorizing the $7,500 expenditure. The Board of Public Affairs some time ago recommended the city's share of the construction cost. The swimming pool, when constructed, would be operated by the city with an admission charge that would repay the construction cost, officials said. Tuesday night's test vote on the swimming pool was cosnidered final, with the ordinance to be drawn up as a mere formality. The pool will be patterned after the one at Monticello, con- cnsion of the present lines in Miller county. Accompanying Mr. Hill to the LlHe Rock meeting Tuesday were \V. S T. Murphy of Tcxarkana and T. J. Garey of Nashville, who are olso directors of the rural electrification project in this district. Hope Girl Wins Praise on Stage Former Mary H or tense McCorkle Gets Nod From Walter Winchell rnorning a <1 AjidiT.si.rn and Ins wife, Lucille, of first degree murdi-r in connection with the same case. The verdict was unqualified which meant death sentence for both. AiitU-rsini Repeals Story Anderson's story from the witness stand was almost identical with the one that he gave while testifying h hi.s own defense Monday. He was on the stand an hour am Ifl minutes and .stuck to his story despite a vigorous cross-examination by 11. A. Tucker, defense lawyer, who defended Anderson Monday. He said that he, Dickson and John- tuin planned t» rob one of Ihe Sleuart chain stores from which Cooley collected the day's receipts late each afternoon. Ue said that Johnson pointed out Cooley, thai he.Mohnson and Dickson made Coolcy a captive in his own automobile and took him out on the lonely Mill Creek road and robbed him. However, lie insisted thai Dickson shot and killed Cooley and said that he hud no intimation that the captive was to he slain. He said that he was returning to Cooley's car and was fee away when Dickson fired the fatal shots. Anderson repeated hi.s vigorous denial that his wife was in the party that abducted Cooley. Holdng the .small-barreled revolver with which Coolcy was .slain. Tucker asked if it were the gun that Anderson loaned to Dickson and with whicl ge.sted a desire to die. (Continued on Pago Five) An actress who died recently and who had achieved her greatest f;:ine during the movies' silent days was know a.s "the girl with the topa/. eyes." She entered the films the year the Lusitania was sunk. Who was the actress referred to, what is the color of topaz, and what year did the actress enter the films'.' AII I \MM «iii Classified I'iige Accident'.' lie was seen retiring to hi.s cabin. The watch had heard no splash, no cry. Murder? Rumors flew widely about that Germans had murdered him lest he reveal to the English the secrets he knew about German submarines, the plans that would enable Ihe British to build them loo. A body was found, partially but not definitely identified as his. No one knows to this day what was the fate of Ihe man who revolutionized the powei world. Lewisville Man Is Found Shot Death , H. Mathews, 72, Dies From Shotgun Wound in Stomach LEWISVILLE. Ark.-J. B. Malhews. ,. wa.s found fataly wounded in Ihe iircl of his home here Tuesday after- oon. a -lit) ralibcr .shotgun by hi.s side, charge from Ihe gun had struck lathew.s in the stomach and he died Imdst instantly. Mrs. Mathews. who wa.s inside the louse, heard a shot and rushed out- ido lo find her husband. Malhew.s wa.s a long-time resident f Lewisville. and had served for many vcars a.s assistant roudmaslcr of tin Cotton Belt railroad, l-'or a tune, hi was in charge of an extra gang on llu Louisiana and Arkansas railroad. He was one of the oldest members of tht Lewisville Lodge No. 14. F. and A. M. fc.incc his retirement, .several year ago, Mr. Mathews had operated i small store near his home. Survivors, besides Mr.s. Malhi'W.s. in elude three sons, Ben A., Karl an Louis Mathews and several grand children. TOKYO. Japan—OT)—The foreign of- ice announced Wednesday that Kcn- uke Horinouchi, vice-minister of for- •ign affairs, would be appoitcd am- Kis.sador to the United States succecd- ng Hiroshi Saito, if the Washington Dvernmenl gives approval. The foreign office said Ambassador Saito. who had held the Washington post .since 1034. was being recalled because of ill health. Because of liny differences between Ihe larynx and palate of the Chinaman and those of the Anglo-Saxon, Chinaman cannot pronounce Ihe "r' .sound with any degree of accuracy. A Thought No man is matriculated lo the art of life till he has been well tempted.- George Eliot. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. P»U Oft Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below. 1. What is the be.st way to refuse a drink'.' 'a. Should a host iiiM.st on a guest's drinking, on Ihe theory that he is being hospitable by insisting'.' 3. l.s it bad manners to refuse a drink when a guest in another's house. 4 Should a host feel responsible if Ills guests drink loo much'.' D. Should a hostess have at least one ash tray in living room for each of her guests? What would you do if— You hi.ve fine furniture and linens which you arc afraid might be harmed by a careless guest'? la) Put ash trays in every convenient spot'.' (b> Warn the yueM to be cure- fill'. 1 (ei Tell him about the tune some other guest ruined .something of yours'.' Answers 1. Say "No, thank you"— without ;niv elaboration. 2. No. 3. No. 4. Yos. 5. Yes. Guests shouldn't be forced to share an ash I ray. Best. "What Would You Do" solution—ta). (Copyright 1038, NKA Service, hie.) W a 1 t c r Winchell, world-famous Broadway commentator, found high praise for a Hope girl appearing on the New York stage last week—although the play itself is apparently doomed to failure. The.girl is the former Mary Horlense McCorkle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCorkle, whose stage name is Mary Drnyton. Miss McCorkle took the name Dray ton from her mother's family tree. Mr. Winchell wrote the following review in the New York Daily Mirror September 28: "An inconsequcntal melodrama called "Thanks for Tomorrow" by LeRoy Bailey was presented at the Baycs theater last ngiht. Walter Brooks is the producer and he also staged it. It probably will depart Saturday midnight. "There is a considerable amount of nothing in its first two acts and four scenes, excepting the sincere performance of a girl named Mary Drayton. Here is Ihe only playing you can rec- ogni/.e us legitimate pretending n the entire troupe. The others offer coun- lerfeil histrionics, ranging from overplaying down lo rank amateurishness. "Mr. Bilcy's manuscript is second- rate stuff—<uid with no talent on the stage to help Miss Drayton and himself, "Thanks for Tomorrow" hasn't a chance ofsurviving in the crowded field of competition. One doubts if the ncwcome would have much of a chance in !he Broadway arena, anyhow. It deals with a scoundrel in the high club and gambling racket, who aims to 'get whal is coming lo him 1 and his respectable sislcr, blinded in a car accident. "Before the second act asbestos falls he hu.s ruined her life all over again by shooting a political bops. You feel very sorry for her and for "Thanks for Tomorrow." And the case whose names arc omitted.'' sidered the finest in South Arkansas. Gas Company Taxed The council passed an ordinance Tn<y>day night fixing an annual tax on the Arkansas Louisiana Gas company of $600 for the use of the city's streets, alleys, avenues and other public grounds in furnishing gas to the inhabitants of the city. The ordinance also provided 500,000 cubic feet of gas per year free to the city jail, city fire station and city hall building. Street Improvement Plan Alderman C. E. Taylor proposed the graveling of every dirt slreel in Hope. His plans called for the city to furnish three trucks and pay for the gravel at the pit at 5 cents per yard —with the WPA to furnish gasoline, drivers and labir in putting the gravel down. Wayne Fletcher, WPA supervisor, told the council he would draw up the project and submit it to offciials for approval. Filing of routines reports concluded the meeting. President Benes Resigns to Allow Nazi Peace Pact Munich Agreement Had Destroyed His Entire Foreign Policy A FAVORABLE VIEW Observers Believe Benes' Departure Will Give Czechs Peace more pleasing than pictures ol war you've been is this photo of Alice Kealoha Holt And the " reason you're looking at Alice is that she reigns as "IDS I Queen L of the Hula" after out-hulaing other Hawaiian belles in inter-island competition. Alice got a trip to the U. S. as a prize, so maybe you'll see her in person, you hope. __ Elmer Murph in Charge of Rephan's Shoe Dept. Elmer Murph, well-known Hope man, is now in charge of the ahtw department of Uephan's Department toi-e. Mr. Murph has had 20 years experience in fitting regular and corrective shoes. He was formerly with Patterson's deportment store, being employed by that firm many years. He invites his friends and the public to call upoi him. -*•«»• A skier leans forward when goinj downhill, and backward when taking Wage-Hour Bill Decisions Held Up Administrator A n d r e w s Swamped With Requests for Rulings WASHINGTON.—(/!>)—Elmer F. Andrews, wage-hour administrator, appealed to industry Tuesday to be patient if requests for interpretations of the wage-hour law are not answered promptly. "With a congressional appropriation insufficient for minimum administrative nods," he said in a statement, "with a staff far from complete, and with many pressing problems of organization yet to be worked out, the wage and hour division finds it phy- sicaly impossible at this time to answer the hundreds of letters requesting interpretations of the law. "More immediate pressing is the duty of the administrator to promulgate rules and regulations of various sorts, to devise procedures for numerous fact determinations, definitions and classifications—all of which matters will be worked out and published at theearlicst moments consistent with care and lolibcralion in draftsmanship." The law becomes effective October 24. Andrews said that although his ad- ninistrative duties would necessitate interpretations of he law, such interpretations would be subject to court review. Contract Limited to Year's Income 30 Counties Interested in Attorney General's Ruling LITTLE ROCK— (ff>— Attorney General Jack Holt held Wednesday that a county judge could not contract for paymcnt from the county's highway fund of a sum greater than the amount received ot the credit of the fund during the fiscal year in which the contract was made. The ruling was given to Chief County Accountant J. Bryan Sims, who paid about 30 counties wore interested in the question. Yanks Take First of World Series Standard Co. Cuts Price Crude Oil 17-Cent Reduction Is Posted for South Arkansas SHREVEPORT, La.— (IP)— The Standard Oil company Wednesday announced the price of crude oil hi north Louisiana and south Arkansas would be reduced 17 cents a barrel, except Smackover, Ark., which was cut < cents, and Rodessa, which was cut 20 Defeat the Cubs, 3 to 1; Dickey Leads Attack With Four Hits PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia.— (IP)— The resignation of Eduard Benes, of Czechoslovakia, was officially announced Wednesday. The resignation of the chief, of the state, who held the litle republic to- gelher as long as possible under the pressure of tremendous events, was not unexpected, although it had been denied several times recently. Benes became president of Czechoslovakia in December, 1935, succeeding the founder of the republic, the late Thomas G. Masaryk. It was understood General Jan Sy- rovy, soldier-premier, would be acting president until an election could be held. The Munich agreement of the four big powers, compelling Czechoslovakia to cede the Sudetenland to Germany, represented the complete failure of the foreign policy with which Benes had. been closely associated since the founding of the state 20 years ago. Informed persons felt that Benes* departure from office—possibly from the county—might remove the current acute situation and.- make collaboration with Germany possible^ 4 * • Copyright Associated Press BERLIN, Germany.— iff*)—A foreign office spokesman said Wednesday that the international commission supervising the cession of the- Sudetenland to Germany was confronted by new difficulties in the delimitation of the fifth zone of occupation and the "question of reparations for injusticies inflicted by Czechs on Sudetans since 1918." As the commission resumed discussions Wednesday the spokesman indicated progress might be difficult from this point on. cents. South Louisiana's schedule was reduced 16 cents, Seek Czechs' Release LONDON, Eng.—</Pj—Prime Minis- ' ter Chamberlain told the House of Commons Wednesday that Great Britain is seeking the release of "certain Czechoslovak officials in frontier districts," and Czech residents in Germany who had been imprisoned in Germany as "hostage." Opening the third day of Commons debate on the four-power accord of Munich for the cession of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland to the Reich, Chamberlain said the government had WR1GLEY FIELD, Chicago — Th New York Yankees defeated the Chi cago Cubs, 3 to 1, in the first game o the world series here Wednesday be fore approximately 44,000 spectators. Led by Catcher Bill Dickey who got three singles and a double for a perfect day at bat, the Yanks put over a. pair of runs in the second inning and their final tally in the sixth. The Cubs' lone run came in the third inning. Red Huffing. Yankee hurler, limited Ihc Cubs to nine nils, three of them being made by Stanley Hack, Chicago third buteman. All three hits were .'-ingles, llabhy Cubs hammered out Hartnctt of the a triple in the Nashville Dairy Show Is Success Approximately 4,000 Persons Attracted; Have Many Entries NASHVILLE. Ark,—More than 4,000 persons attended the Howard county dairy show, held here Tuesday on sawdust-covered Main street beneath a great expanse of canvas, with 71 entries from six of the 13 counties comprising the Southwest Arkansas district of the American Jersey Cattle Club. D. F. Simons of the A. J. C. C. judged the entires. Sixty-seven of the cows were Jerseys, the other four being Hal- steins. The cows were exhibited on each .side of a hitching rail on Main street, and the canvas was stretched above to protect them from the hot occupation of the ceded territory. He said the government was unable to estmate the number involved; but had instructed the British representative on the international commission supervising the occupation to "press for the release of any such hoslages as soon as possible." French Decree Powers PARIS, France.— (ff>) —The Senate Wednesday voted to grant Premier Edouard Daladier's cabinet the power to govern France by decree until November 15—power which has already boon approved by the Chamber of Deputies. Cities' Exclusion by Turnback Fund, Flayed .seventh after two were out. Rip Collins grounded out to end the scoring threat. Bill lee. righthanded pitcher, allowed the Yankees H hits and retired in the eighth in favor of a pinch hitter. Lee Mr.irU nut Gchrig twice. ,l;.ck liu.-.sell pitched the last inning m the Cubs mid was touched for one :' ;, double by Crosetti, who was left I .iiv.U'u on the bases. tii-ore by innings: Yanks ... 0 2 0 I) 0 1 U 0 0—3 Oil* 0 0 01 0 t) 0 0 0 0—1 sun. Nashville business gave way to the EL DORADO, Ark.—The El Dorado City Council has adopted a resolution denouncing a.s "unfair" the present gasoline tax turnback system. The resolution recited that motor vehicle owners of Arkansas have been paying a gasoline tax for the past 17 years, that the streets uf municipalities bear 3C per cent of the total vehicular traffic and that municipalities actually have earned 30 per cent of gasoline ta.\ receipts. When Ya Gotta Sneeze —Ya Gotta Sneeze CHICAGO.—l/P)—Albert Humphreys usi"l tui.v fever as the season he drove pas, a .-top light and he got off with u light fine. "M\ hay fever made me sneeze and traffic light." he 1 failed to see the told me judge. dairy show, which will be followed by d stock show Wednesday. Loudspeakers carried the talk by Mr. Simons. Visiting county agents were introduced by Paul N. Edrlleman. Howard county agent, and vocational agriculture teacher were presented by L. S Childs, vocational agriculture teacher' here. Other speakers were John T. feliiiscm, agricultural agent, and Ashleigh Boles, animal husbandman for the Missouri Pacific, and Glenn Wallace, president of the Nash-, ville Chamber of Commerce. 'Ihc Peach Blossom girls trio sang and the Peach Orchard buys band played. The diary product.-- division of the show was held in the Keedcr Hill building, \villi C. O. Pacobson of the stale Health Board and Mr. Woods, manager of the Blue Valley Creamery Co.. of Dardaiielle, the judges. Twenty-three products were entered from five counties, with Howard leading with 12 entries. Russia Disowns Trance MOSCOW, Russia—« J i—The Soviet government, through the semi-official Le Journal de Moseou, served notice Sunday thai the U. S. S. R. no longer regards itself as an ally of France. Discussing the four-power Munich settlement, the paper says "international public opinion now says what is the value of Fi"uv:e's word—the value of her pledges to the U. S. S. H, and of the Franco-Soviet pact'.' "The fact is that France on her own initiative and without consulting the Union of Socialist Soviet Republic has already annuled the Czechoslovak- Soviet pact which wa.s a corrollary of the Franco-Soviet pjcl. "What now is the value of the latter pact since France has just torn up her treaty with Chechoslovakia—a treaty which bound her much more strongly." It has done this at the very moment when the hitter country (Czechoslovakia > was under the threat of Fascist aggression. Loss of her allies (Continued on Page Five) Cotton NEW ORLEANS.—</P.>—Gctober cotton opened Wednesday at 8.31 and closed at 8.32 bid, 8.34 asked. Spot cotton closed steady eight point' up. middling 8.39.

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