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No. 32 Would Abolish Naming of the NomineeJ>y Committee Would Fill Vacancies by Gubernatorial Appointment —Executives and Their Relatives Ineligible (Editor's Note: Tills is nnolhcr In n scries of articles on initiated and referred matters to l»c voted upon nt tlic November general election.) Amendment No. 112 UTTLK HOCK—I/I')- Soire members of the Democratic party in Arkansas have protested volubly on frequent occasions during the past ten years the Democratic State Coinmiltcc's practice of nominating candidates for spccinl elections without n primary. Defendants Lose Motion to Bring Karpis Into Court Overruled on Their Demand That Government Produce Him TRIAL UNDER WAY Seven Hot Springs Citizens Accused of Harboring Enemy No. 1 LITTLE HOCK -Defense counsel fo seven Hot Springs residents on trial ii federal court here on a eharee of con spiring to harbor Alvin Kr.rpis move- unsuccessfully Wednesday to have 111 government produce the former publi enemy No. 1 in court. Trial Is llcgun UTTLE HOCK -The? government charged before a jury of 10 men and two women in United States District Court Tuesday that Alvin Karpis. onetime Public Enemy No. 1. and his lieutenants moved freely in and out of Hot Springs between June 1. VXK> and April 1. HV17, with the protection of three former police officials and with tin- full knowledge of four other persons indicted on charges of conspiracy to harbor the gangster. Defense lawyers countered with the .••..vert ion that no "creditiible witnesses" would connect the seven defendants with any harboring conspiracy. They said their testimony would prove "Ihe streets of Hot Springs wore filled with agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" during that period and that these agents had just as good an opportunity to arrest Karpis as the Hot Springs officers. The first day of the trial was given ovcir to selection of a jury and opening .statements by lawyers. Taking of testimony will begin at 10 Wednesday morning. The trial is expected to last throughout the week. Remainder of the jury panel was excused by Federal Judge Trimble .until Mondav morning. Hot Springs Several reft':X'j-ce.i wcra ir.adc by] lawyers for both sides during the day to the city administration of Hot Spring;;. W. Henry Lonham. Little Rock lawyer for Mrs. A. C. Dyer, operator of a iioiit hmding near Hoi Springs, and Morris l,oftis, caretaker of the boat landing, declared that V. 13. I. agents had told his client "they wanted Leo McLaughlin. Judge Lcdgerwood and (hose other officers in Hot Springs. We don't want .-(mail fry like you." In .selection of the jury. Mr. Isgrig iiKlced prospective jurors if they were friendly with or had any business dealings with the city administration. G rover T. Owens, one of six defense lawyers, objected on the grounds that the city administration was not at trial. In one instance, Mr. Isgrig asked a prospective juror whether he could return a verdict of guilty without he- ing embarrassed in dealings with the I city administration. An.-.wcrmg objections by Mr. Owens that this had no hearing on the case, Mr. Isgrig replied: "It docs have a bearing on this case. We must know if he would be absolutely free to decide." i The jury of 10 men and two women, plus two women alternates, was completed al 1:1.1 p. in. after three and a half hours. Conspiracy Charges Mr. Isgrig proceeded to outline cin- I j-pinicy indictments returned by a Fcd- eral Grand Jury last spring against: Herbert (Dutch' Akers. former Hot Springs chief of detectives. Joseph Wakelm former police chief. Cecil Brock, former police lieutenant. | John Mover, manager of the Hot Springs airport. MIT. Grace Goldstein, operator of a Hot Springs hotel. Mrs. Dyer and Mr. Loft is. Connie Morns, sweetheart of Fred v Hunter, K.u pis lieutenant, was in^ dieted on the si'ine charge. She pleaded gudly and is serving a year and ;i day in a federal prison. She is expected to testify for the government. The district attorney said Karpis and Hunter first came to Hot Springs } about June 1, I'Jlif), after having been indicted by a federal Grand Jury in Hi. Paul. Minn., on a charge of kid- naping Edward George Bremer, wealthy St. Paid brewer and collecting a $200.000 ransom. He recited thai llu; two gangslers J made headquarters at Grace Goldstem's hotel on Central avenue, going 'to and from the hotel in an automobile bc.irmg a Kentucky license plate. "Kaipis and Hunter drove openly about the city streets with Grace and f, . her girls." he x.id. "They often dined with them and were at perfect liberty going and coming as they pleased." The gangsters first rented a cottage near Carpenter dam, the district attorney said, but later moved to Mr.* Dyer's cabin where they employee ? servants and moved b;:ck and fortl for months. When the committee followed that practice in the summer of'1937 and nominated Gov. Carl E. Bailey to succeed the late Senator Joe T. Robinson feeling was so intense n party spli' brought iiboul Bailey's defeat nnd the election of Democrat John E. Miller to the high office. Abe Collins of DcQuccn, a higl anking member of the stale bar anso- •iation, came forward then with hi Ian to cure by constitutional amend nenl the situation. His plan, some ,vhat condenser, is presented to th •eople sit the November general elec ion in proposed Amendment No. 32. This amendment would first nbolis committee nominations and spcci elections. If adopted, any vacancy in office i the future would be filled by gubcrna torinl appointment. The governo lieutenant governor or acting governo and their relatives would be ineligib to receive such appointments. A] poinlees would serve only until tl next general election at which tl people would elect someone to fi the remaining portion of the unc pired term of the office in which tl vacancy occurred. Nominees for any election could be only those selected by party primaries, parly conventions or petitions of electors. Hope Star WEATHER. Arkamat-Local shnwc.rs, colder in went, central and extreme north portions Tuesday night; Wednesday fair west and central, showers in east, colder. PRICE 5c COPY VOLUME 40—NUMBER HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19,1938 Testing Station Here to Re-open Friday Morning City Council Orders Tcste of Cars Following Court Decision COURTHOUSE CASE Business Men to Meet Wednesday Election of Officers, Discussion of Program, City Hall at 8 p. m. All members of the Young Business Men's association are urgently requested to appear at Hope city hall al 8 o'clock Wednesday night for the most important session of the year. Officers will be elected, and there will be a general discussion of the organizations program for Hope anc southwest Arkansas for the new year n the. Field . .. What War Brings to the Japanese ... At Home Council A p p r o p r i a t e $1,900 to Pay for Contested Election The city council Tuesday nig rdcred the re-opening of the aut nobile testing station al Fair par! The station is to open this Friday afte e,ing closed several weeks pending lecision in the Arkansas suprcn ourt, brought from Union county. The high tribunal Monday of this iveek handed down its decision which irohibiled Chancellor Walker Smith )f Union county from restraining cn- orccmcnt of the auto-testing provisions of Arkansas' model traffic :odc. Union chancery over two months igo stopped enforcement of the auto- testing law with a temporary injunction against Superintendent Albright if t)»c state police force, and all other law enforcement officers Woman Named in German Spy Ring Red-Haired Beauty 01 Trial in Federal Espionage Probe BULLETIN NEW YORK—(/I 1 )—A. scheme to force President Roosevelt's signature on White House stationery in order to procure information about the United States Navy was tic- scribed in federal court Wednesday by Ciuenthcr Gustav, 32- year-old army deserter and confessed Na/.i spy. • NEW YORK—I/I')—A red-haired German girl chewing gum in the prisoners' row in Supreme Court Tuesday heard herself accused of being fin "authorized" agent of a German spy ring which plotted to steal American defense secrets. Testifying for the government, Guenther Gustav Rumrich, 'Si, United States army deserter and confessed $40-a-week spy for Germany, accused the pretty defendant, Johanna Hof- jnami, 26. Rumrich testified that Karl Schlue- ler, a fugitive defendant and alleged "contact man" of the spy ring, told him Miss llofmann belonged to the Bureau of Messengers of Ihe German Intelligence Service. He said he gave her photographs of the United Stales cruiser Houston in the Panama Canal locks for delivery to Berlin. He said he had bought the photographs in a store in the Panama Canal /onq. For five hours Rumrich gave details of a fantastic plot, against American military defenses, including an abortive scheme to lure Col. Henry W. T Elgin, commandant of Fort Tulten, to a Manhattan hotel and overcome him with a "knockout" stream of gas fron a fountiiin-pen weapon lo obtain mobilization plans fo rlhe Coast Artillery by (Continued on Page Three) in the sta- To Pay Court Cost The council unanimously adopted a motion by Alderman Carter Johnson to pay the Hope Chamber of Commerce $1,900 for expenses of conducting the recent courthouse election contest case in circuit court here. The appropriation is for fees to six attorneys, court costs and other expense 'incurred during the recent hearings. Attorneys representing Hope .in the case were E. F. McFaddm, Roycc Wciscnbergcr, Steve Carrigan, Lawson Glover, Albert Graves and Talbot Feild. Other business: The council passed a motion by Alderman Young to pay half the cost of five police uniforms. The other half is to be paid by the policemen The council adopted a motion Alderman Carter Johnson to continue membership in the Arkansas Municipal League and authorized payment of dues to the league for the year ending September 1, 1939. Proposal Heard A representative of the Rural Electrical Administration. Washington, C appeared before the council asked that the city furnish prospective HEA customers electricity at practically wholesale cost. After a short discussion, with slim prospects of the council granting such a request, the group adoptcil a motion by Alderman Hamilton referring the natter to the water and light com- nitlee with the request to draw up a •ate structure for sale of electricity al Ihe switchboard. Dr. P. B. Carrigan. city health physician, reported several complaints •f sewer odors arising on Third street between Pine and Hervcy streets. The street department was ordered to investigate and correct the situntion. Street Paving Plan Property owners wishing pavement now have an opportunity to take iidvMitagc of a plan being offered by the city government. The city will furnish Iwo-lhird ot the cost of materials, the property owner the other third. The WPA will furnish the labor free. For estimates on pavement, property owners may contact Waller Locke, WPA construction supervisor, or R. p . Bowen, secretary of the Hope chamljcr commerce. Refunding Bill to Go on Ballot for Voters' Decision i-to-l Verdict Finds Only Justice Humphrey • Dissenting TITLE RULED FAIR Far from the homeland, In war-torn Honan province of China, Japanese soldiers enlist the offices of a Buddhist priest at ttje funeral pyre of their fallen comrades. The priest, right, prays, as the soldiers stand in sUence. The: pyre is (,n v the.fpr.e£roun.d, D. and Jitterbugs—Japanese style. Hot swing in Nippon. The imitative : Japanese adapt themselves quickly to'the western manner—whether. it's the American jazz tempo or the latest in warfare. Here is a r".ene in a Tokio theater with high-stepping entertainers doing the ^Japanese version of the Lambeth Walk—truckin 1 on down—the shae. or what have voi ' ' Czechs to Recover Part of Sudetens R Cotton NEW G'RLKANS. - t/1'i — Decembe cotton opened Wednesday at 8.3G iuv closed at 8.36-ltt. Spot cotton closed steady and un chanf.i-d. middling 8.4(1. k-rmany Ready to Restore Czechs' Broken Railway Links PKAGUK. Chechoslovakia.-(/I 1 )—Ile- lable German sources said Tuesday light that Germany had indicated hei lingness to return parts of the occu- lieil Sudetenland to Chechoslovakia. The regions to be returned would include several predominantly C'/.ech pulaled sections, especially where they cut across rail connections fron 'lie part of Czechoslovakia to another The amount of territory likely to Ix turned was undetermined. Ataou 850.001) Czechs are in German-occu pied territory. It was said that German troops al ready had left some Czech cominuni ties occupied since October 10. A more cheerful note, the "increa.- ed mobility of the country's finances, was .-truck by Finance Minister Kalst in announcing that depositors in bank building and loan associations and ii surance companies could request ll withdrawal of 5 per cent of the funds. The maximum withdrawal hi IM.-I.-II !i per cent. ural Electrical Tour for Nevada Bobcat B Team to Play Texarkana First-String Squad Drills for Nashville Invasion Friday Assistant Coach Bill Brasher will take the Hope High School B team to Texarkana Thursday afternoon for a football clash with the Texarkana. (Texas), B team at Grim field. The contest begins ;it -1 p. in. It will be the second contest for the Hope second-string team, having played Blcvins at Blevins in the first game. Meantime, Coach Foy Mammons and his squad of first-stringers prepared for the Nashville invasion Friday night. Mammons said at noon Wednesday that Tackle Norman Green was showing improvement and would probably be in the starting lincui against the Scrappers. He said that other players on UK -•quad escaped injury in Tuesday's Ions, scrimmage and would be in shape Hammons plans to stress pass defense in practice Wednesday and Thursdas :ifternonos. A number of fans have rcqucslei school officials to charter a specia train to Nashville. The train will be chartered if suf ficient number of fans appear at the office of Hope Star. Hoy Anderson's office or the high school with 53 cents (round-trip farei by HI o'clock Thuis- day morning. The railroad requires '100 tickets. If enough money is paid by 10 o'clock Thursday the tram will be ordured not —the money will be refunded to ins. Officials have put the matter up I" lie fans. Act now if you desire to go Nashville on a special train. Aflei o'clock Thursday it will be too ate. Republic Ordered to Reinstate Men NLRB Orders Steel Company to Take Back 5,000 Strikers WASHINGTON —(/I 5 )— The National Labor Relations Board ordered Re- >ublic Steel corporation Wednesday to offer reinstatement to 5,000 em- ployes who went on strike in May, 1937. The board ordered the company to slop interfering with the formation ol iiny labor organization and discouraging membership in the Amalgamates Association of Iron, Steel & Tir Workers, or the Steel Workers' Organizing committee, or in any way interfering with the rights of self-organization of employes. Graveyard Working Persons interested in Ihe grave yard of New Hope, near Patmos, ar urged to meet at the cemetery Tues day, October 25. and help clean an 1 beautify the cemetery. Interested persons are urged t bring their lunch and tools. Materialism" Blamed for World-Wide Evils NEW ORLEANS — (JP)— Auxiliary Bishop Bernard J. Shell, of Chicago, ,old thousands, of New Orleans youths at the eighth Eucharistic Congress Wednesday that materialism was to alamo for the "multiplied evils" of the world. Wednesday at Mi. Moriah, Thursday Bodcaw, Friday at Cale A series of Rural Electrification ncetings will be held in Nuvad;. •ounty at the places given below. Al! utercsted persons are urged to atleni these meetings as immediate altcntioi Hist be given this phase of work, according to Miss Mary Dixon, and C. Hodgers, county agents. Wednesday, October 19, Ml. Moriah 7:30 p. m. Thursday, October 20, Bodcaw. 7:11 p. /.n, Friday, October 21, Cale, 7:110 p. m. Monday, October 24, Cancy. 7:30 | m. Tuesday, October 25, Lane-burg, 7:j p. An. Wednesday. October 2ti, Falcon. "r.'Jv p. m. Thursday, October 27. Button. 7:30 p. m. Friday, October 28. Home of Mrs. J. M. Worthington, 7:30 p. m. Monday, October 31, Center. 7:30 p. m. Mills, Louisiana Congress Winner Defeats Todd, Second-lYi- inary Opponent, in Fifth District MONROE. La.-i/l'i-Tlu- un.'H. vo'te. with one precinct out of 2:')L' n. ing. gave Newt V. Mills, incumben majority of lilil vote:, over his seci- primary opponent. Will Harvey T of Baslrop. in Tuesd;i\'s Fifth ih-i Democralie congressional p election in Louisiana. n. Cummunil\ Singing There will be a singing at Sh- Spring.s church Sunday alternoon o'clock. The public invited to n and bring their ••Brightest He., .song book. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. Pat. 00. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below; 1. Should girls working together in an office call each other by their last names—without using MissV 2. May girls working together call each other by their first names? 3. Should a bu.-ine.ss man stand up when a woman visitor comes into his office'.' 4. I.s it good manners to .smoke in an elevator? !>. Is it good niannijr.s to "mooch" cigarettes continually"? What woold >oii do if-You arc a wnl-.m and would like to continue using your husband's iiMiic—yet jour friends persis in Elizabeth Dennam"-- addressing \oiir letters "Mrs. (a) Tell them vour preference'.' tb) Have your writing paper marked. '.Mrs. Frank Den- niitn'.'" Id Accept their preference? Answers 1. No. 2. If it is the custom of the office—and it is in most. ','>. It is not absolutely necessary —but many men take the trouble. 4. No. 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" solution --(hi. Joui't Finds It Refers to, All 15 Sections of Amendment LITTLE ROCK— (/P)— The Arkansas Supreme Court in a six-to-one decision Wednesday denied former Cor- piration Commissioner C. P. Newton's petition for an injunction barring the proposed highway refunding amendment from the November general election ballot. Associate Justice T. H. Humphrey was the lone dissenter to the ruling, which means that the people will -voto next month on proposed constitutional amendment No. 28, designed to refund the state's 143-million-dollar highway debt. Newton sought to have the measure barred from the ballot on the ground that its ballot title was insufficient to inform the voters of the full meaning of the proposal. Associate Justice Frank G. Smith, who wrote the majority opinion, said the amendment consisted of 15 sections, and the ballot title contained a reference to each of them, adding: It is difficult to see how a ballot title could be more comprehensive." •In the dissenting opinion, Justice Humphrey '. charged the ballit title was a "snare and trap to deceive the voters." He said the amendment wquld add millions -of dollars to the stal^'si%idebtedness;; through,., assumption '"oi* improvenfenV district bonds, and would deprive the state highways of maintenance funds, and eliminate the turnback fund allocated to the counties for farm-to-market road work. War Operations Moving Swiftly |R 00 ksbery Ouster Japanese Push New Ad-| f aC6S vance—British Besiege Jerusalem To Show Pictures Buried Buildings Morris to Reveal Advanced Civilization of Bible Times The advanced civilization of Bible times will be revealed Wednesday night at First Presbyterian churcl when Dr. John T. Morris will lecture on "Ur of the Chaldees.' 1 Dr. Morris will show pictures o many interesting discoveries by Di Wooley of the University of Pcnnsyl vania, which prove the people of tha di:y were highly educated. Dr. Morris will show photograph! pictures of great buildings found cov cred up in the ground which cxhibi proof that builders more than 5,00 years ago know every great archi tcctural principle known today. He will give the details of the fine ing of two colleges of that time wit thou.-ands of llieir books, just as they used them. These books are said to i reveal the faul that they were then studying niathemalics. grammar and even the literature of centuries before. Ihcie will also be pictures of advanced inusic.tl instruments and advanced work.-, of art in e u 'd and silver. Tuesday niglu. i.mong his pictures of l-'alc.-lino anil fulfilled prophecies, Dr. Morris showed the ruins of Solomon's .•tallies found ,.t Megiddo. where lie Kept the marvelous number of horses mentioned in the Bible proving the Irulh of the Bible in that respect. And also pictures of the cities. Aske- li.n. Tyir. Amman, Petra, etc.. re- vi.ilihg ho\\ 'hat God's warnings and win-.- upon the ancient cities which I'.-idr.l i•' i'lie.\ God's word, have been fiilf;!!'- 1 i literally, proving that Gods wonl in'M i fails to be carried out, and ting ili.it God's word will he the future without fail- similar exactness, and if of today who fail lo nl of God ju.-t as it I.• receive literally all the f which they are warm-u i.s invited lo come aiui r Ihe gripping and t-duc.i- e on the "Ur of C'h.ddeu>" night. By the Associated Tress Japanese troops continued their rapid South China advance Wednesday while British forces started a drive to clear armed Arabs out of Jerusalem. The British cabinet met to consider the Palestine problem, home defense, and other matters. Nine Arabs were reported killed, and a British soldier and a policeman were killed as the Coldslrcam Guards sought to oust rebellious Arabs from the Moslem section of Jerusalem's old city. At the same time Czechoslovakia and Hungary kept heavy troop con- centralioiis facing cuch other at their borders. France's government faced new labor opposition; and the Spanish insurgents were said to have been repulsed on the Ebro front. Authoritative sources at Paris reported preliminary negotiations looking toward a "full settlement" of the differences between France and Germany had been started. Miller Discloses Federal Officials Have Asked Explanation BULLETIN WASHINGTON — (/P)— W. A. Rooksbery's only comment Wednesday on his replacement as Arkansas director of unemployment compensation was, "It's all a mystery to me." He said he would leave any further comment to Washington officials of the Social Security Board's unemployment compensation division. Officials cf the hoard were making an inquiry Wednesday. Hungarian Conference MUNICH, Germany —i,V,— Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbenlrop Wednesday conferred with represenla- ;', \ lives of the new autonomous states of Slovakia and Rulhenia on the Hungarian minority dispute. mi A Thought Sii'.'h as thy words arc, such will ihmc .iffections be esteemed; and Mich as thine afcfctions, will be thy deeds, .md such as they deeds will !:,_, tin life. Socrates. Cotton Warehouse Burned at Waldo Damagv Is Estimated at $50,000—900 Bales Cotton Destroyed WALDO. Ark.--Swiftly spreading fire e.irlv Tuesday destroyed the Waldo cotton warehouse, causing danici estimated at JJtl.flOO. About I'dO bales lit roil,in were burned in llr.- fire. I'.irl -if the loss was coveicd by in- Tlu warehouse was owned by bank ers. merchants and farmers of thi. area. i Two hundred bales had been lo.idei ! on railroad cars Monday and thu ! were saved. A .sawmill niuhtwatchman say th hla/i- and turned in an alarm How ' ever, the fire spread so quickly th; i.re fighters had little opportunity t s,,ve any part, of the warehouse, llx-ush the nearby office was saved. Origin of thu fire was not dctci mir.cd. A New York judge fined a youth ? for staging u one-man football gan in a subway, WASHINGTON.— (/I 1 )— Senator Miller (Dem., Ark.) said Tuesday night federal officials had asked Governor Bailey of Arkansas to "explain" the appointment of Eli W. Collins as state director of unemployment compensation to succeed W. A. Jlooksbery. The senator said the request was forwarded by R. Gordon Wagenet, national director of the unemployment compensation. Senator Miller added that Wagenet wanted to know why the governor "passed up" four other men eligible for the appointment under state civil service regulations. Representatives of the Social Security Board said they knew Rooksbcrys iccessor had been named but had not een informed officially. Rooksbery. here for h conference on ncmploymcnt questions did not com- icnl on Collins' appointment. An international building club will lortly be opened in London's ex- lusive Park Lane district. H will rovidc a social rendezvous for arch- .ects, rca estate agents, surveyors, itiildcr.s, merchants, and others. The firs', name of the American, writer whose pen namo was Oliver Optic was the first name of the ... ninth President of the United States. His middle name w.is the last iii.me of the twelfth President, and his last name was the last name of a fictional woman character who.-e name was. the title of a novel by Booth Tarkington. The woman's last name is the name of one of the most prominent of American families. Who was tnc man wnosc pen name was Oliver Optic"' Who arc the other persons referred lo? Answer on Classified 1'aso

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