Act No. 8 Takes Over Debt of Bridge Improvement District No. 8 Does for Bridge Districts What State Has Already Done for Its Own Former Toll Spans (Editor's Note! This Is another In n scries of articles dealing with hiltlntrd unit referred matters to he voted upon nt thcNovcmbcr Gciieml election.) Act No. 8 LITTLE HOCK—(/P)—The special session of the legislature Insl March by majority vole of both houses took tiic position thai the stale should assume the outstanding indebtedness of bridges constructed by improvement districts on Btatc highways. ^ , rhc si)ons jn W]D wn ^^ . n _ '-'•'creased the inlransil lax on motor vehicles and appropriated the income front this tax to be used In paying current maturities of the outstanding bonds of such districts. In another bill, which became Act No. 8 of the special session, the legis- U. S. Says Police Winked at House of Karpis' Wife Government Charges Mrs. Goldstein Ran With Police's Consent SEVEN PERSONS TRIED Hot Springs Drama Unfolding in Federal Court at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK-i/Ph- Sucking to convict seven Hot Springs residents on a charge of conspiring to harbor Alvin Karpis in 1935-3(1, the Rovornmenl Thursday attempted to establish Mrs. Grace Goldstein, coiiimon-!;;w wife of the gangster and one of the defendants, ii« an operator of disreputable houses run with the knowledge of the police. May Run Two Weeks LITTLE ROCK— The Alvin Karpis harboring conspiracy trial being held l>eforc a petit jury in United States District Court, appeared Wednesday to In' headed for a session that may last as much as two weeks. Beginning testimony, the government look over the entire second clay of the trial in an effort to lay the groundwork for proof that three former Hot Springs police officers— Chief of Detectives Herbert (Dutch) Akcrs. Police Chief Joseph Wakclin ;md Lieu- tcnant Cecil Brock— knew that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Karpis. then Public Enemy No. 1, on a federal indictment charging him with assisting in the kidnaping of Kdwiird 0. Brcincr at Minneapolis in January, 103-i. United Stales Attorney Fred A. Isgrig introduced 17 witnesses, includ- Uig nine newspaper carriers, and read quotations from 57 articles published in Hot Springs newspapers from March 23, 1934 to February 23. 1936 in support of the government's contentions tlint the Hot Springs officers under indictment knew who Karpis mid his mobsters were. To "Ci^v^ Defense lawyoi* lalurc referred to the people for action at the November general election the question of whether the st.ite should assume the entire debt of these dis Iricts, take over maintenance and operation of the bridges. If the acl is approved by the voters, the state will issue refunding certificates to the bridge district creditors, thus relieving the districts of any further responsibility for the spans. Another section of the referred act would retire the state to refund the outstanding debts of street improvement districts which are continuations of state highways through cities and towns but which have not been refunded under provisions of the 1934 refunding act. The bridge act was pushed through the special session after the administration had won on its point that al! state-owned bridges should be made frtx.'. Tolls were removed from slate- owned spans. The bridges in the improvement districts, which already were free to the public, thus became the only portions of the suite's highway system still a burden upon local communities. Proponents argued that since a source- of revenue for paying the annual debt service of those districts had bzcen provided, the stale should take over their remaining outstanding debts. Hope Star WEATHER. Arlmnstt'S—Fair and colder, tiglti froul in northwest portion Thursday .night; fair, miny temperature in central and north portions Friday VOLUME 40—NUMBER 6 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20,1938 PRICE 5c COPY COLLEGE GAME AT ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Special Train Chartered for Nashville Game Record" objected repeatedly to reading of the articles, claiming they were mere "hearsay," thai they were Irrelevant and thai their purpose was to confuse the records and delay the trial. In answer to the latter allegation. Mr. Isgrig replied: "It has taken the government about two years to work up this case We qannot do this task quickly as much us I would like to do so." The newspaper carriers who were summoned to testify that .several of the seven defendants received newspapers in which articles relating to Karpis and his gangsters appeared, were excused by the district attorney until 10 a. m. Monday, after testifying, indicating the trial would extend into next week. Additional Charges Al completion of the conspiracy trial.! it i.s expected Ihe government will lake up separate charges against Akcrs and Grace Goldstein, operator of a Hot Springs hotel who has been described a.i Karpis's common law wife. Akers also i.s charged with conspiracy to harbor Thomas Nathan Morris, member of the notorious Alfred "Sonny" Lamb gang which was rounded up in Arkansas in September ,1937. Mrs. Goldstein is facing an indictment charging her with violation of the Mann act by bringing a girl from Blossom. Texas, to/Hot Springs in 1935 for immoral purposes. A five-year prison sentence i.s possible upon conviction on a Man nact charge. Nearly all Ihe afternoon session was occupied with reading of the newspaper articles. The large crowd that has packed the courtroom since beginning the trial U-gan lo thin during the latter .stages uf the. reading as Mrs. I-sgrig recited the various movements of Ihe notorious Barker-Karpis gang at the height of it.s activity. «•»•«•. To Film Grid (iaim-s Will Leave Hope at 6:15 p. m. Friday; Round-Trip Is 55c With Guarantee of 400 Tickets, Fans Urged to Ride Special GAME-TIME IS 8 P. M. Picnic Saturday for Farm Bureau Will Bo Held at Experiment Station—Negroes at Verger School The Hcmpstcad County Farm Bureau will hold its nnnuiil barbecue and picnic al ihe Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, four miles northeast of Hope, on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Negro families of the Hemp- stcad Coii:;ty Frrm Bureau will hold their part of the program at the Yerger High School at Hope, from 11 a. m. to 3 p. nx. All Fnrm Bureau Families ore invited ami expected to attend. R. E. Short, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation will be guest .sjpcakcr .and will discuss the cotton program for 1939 and other farm organizational problems of which the Farm Bureau is taking an active part. A. B. Wcatherington, vice-president of the Hempstead County Farm Bureau and superintendent of Blevin.s schools, will explain the rural school problems with recmomendations as recommended by the Arkansas Fnrm Bureau Federation in cooperation with rural .school leaders. IT. H. Hu.skey, president of the Hcmpslead County Farm Buicau Fcderalion will preside at the meeting. J. A. Harris, Smith-Hughes teacher in the Yerger High School, and Richard H. Trotter of Washington, a leader in County Farm Bureau work among colored folks will have charge of the colored meeting. The Blcvins High School string band will furnish music for the picnic. Other special entertainment numbers have been arranged that should make the day complete and interesting to all the farm families. Special arrangement."; are under direction of Frank J. Hill, Spring Hill, Riley Lewallcn, Shover Springs, Clifford Hu.skey, Sweet Home, A. H. Wade, Blevin.s, and W. V. Fra/.ier, Washington. Jim Ford Stuart, of Ozan, who has the reputation of being the champion barbecue fixer of Southwest Arkansas, is preparing 800 pounds of choice meat for the occasion. The wives of Farm Bureau Families arc pel-paring two pies and furnishing a jar of choice pickles from their home garden, for the occasion. George Ware, assistant director of the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Suit ion is making the facilities of the station available to Ihe Farm Bureau Bobcats and Scrappers to Be Near Tom Form for Battle By LEONARD ELLIS Arrangements were completed at 2:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon for a special train to Nashville Friday night where the Bobcats and Scrappers battle in their annual game. The train of seven coaches will carry Ihe tciim. band, student body and fans. The special will leave the Missouri Pacific .station at 6:l!i o'clock and i; due-to nrrive in Nashville-at 7:05, The game starts at 8 o'clock. Round-trip fare will be 55 cents. The railroad .required a guarnfitcc of 4(X round-trip tickets, and all Hope fans are urged to ride the train. The band mothers arc expected to occupy the front coach to serve sandwiches and soft drinks. The train will stop about two blocks from the Nashville football stadium. The train will return '-to Hope im- mcdiiitely following the game. Teams to Be In Shape • Couch Foy Hammons said at noon Thursday that only one injury bothered the squad as it prepared'for the final workout Thursday afternoon. Tile team will again take up pass defense in an effort to halt the overhead game of the Scrappers, their most dangerous scoring weapon. Reports- from Nashville indicate that Ihe Scrappers will be in top form. Fans there have dedicated Friday as "Bo Sherman Nighl" in appreciation of the showing of the team this season. Homecoming festivities and Ihe crowning qf a queen is also planned. As to the final outcome of the game, we pick Hope the winner after a hard battle. Automobiles Wanted at Station at 7 p. m. All Hope citizens having automobiles at their disposal are asked to co-operate with Ihe Young Business Men's association in helping to transport the city's guests from the Missouri Pacific depot to Ihe football stadium Thursday nighl. Owners arc requested to line up their cars along the station platform at 7 o'clock sharp Thursday night. The Henderson college football special train will arrive hero from Arkadelphia, at 6:45 o'clock, giving a leeway of 15 minucs before automobiles l>egin to take Ihem on the one-mile drive to the stadium. The Henderson football tea!m! will be taken to the stadium in the first fleet of cars, leaving Capital hotel at 7 o'clock sharp, with the fans being moved immediately afterward. Capital hotel will be football headquarters, and Andrew (Speedy) Hutson will be on the depot platform to give auto drivers their instructions and to assign fans to cars. Atkins Is Elected President YBMA In the Conference 6 Die in Disorders Alleged Incited by Sudeten Germans Czech General Staff Reports Trouble in Separated Districts JAPS NEAR CANTON Big Tackle With Reddies Germany Weighs Friends' Interests as Mediator for Czechs PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia - </P) The general staff reported Thursday six persons were killed during disorders provoked Wednesday by Su- deten Germans in two separated districts. Japs Near Canton HONG KONG, British Crown Colony —(XP)—Evading a major engagement by circling strong Chinese defenses, Japanese forces advanced Thursday within 20 miles of Canton from the northeast, semi-official Japanese sources reported. • By the Associated Press Trie changing face of central Europe posed a knotty problem for Germany Thursday while two of the world's three war fronts—Spain and Palestine—were relatively calm. The third front, China, moved, toward a new crisis. Germany, mediator, optimistically W. S. Atkins'tvas^blocted prcsidcntTco.nf;rcuiteU N thfe:'Aece:Sfty v/f arranging Max Walker Is Chosen Treasurer, and Plans Discussed for New Year organisation assisting with NORMAN, Okla.-(/! J l—The University of Oklahoma football team will find ilself in the movies this fall. University officials have made arrangements to have movic.s taken of each game; and ihe pictures will be shown in 34 Oklahoma cilies and towns. They will have sound accompaniment. • - -«»-«BP- . Plants Get Around BOONE, Iowa.—I/I 1 ;—Boone residents are wondering where next they should look for plants. They found an ivy vine growing through the brick wall of a school room and crawling across the ceiling. They then found it weed patch in a cornice crack un top of the city hall. .special arrangements at Ihe .station to take care of the Farm Bureau families. The Hemp.stead County Farm Bureau, with a membership of 1500, i.s the largest county farm bureau organization in Arkansas and has taken a leading part in activities of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. One of the world's famous parks, which was recently dug up lo ac- cummodiite bomb-proof .shelters, bears the ntune which a well known fictional character assumed for criminal purposes. What is Ihe r.umc of the pnrk, who wa.s the fictional character, who wius his creator, and what is the full tide of the book in which the character appears? Ajisucr mi t'hissifieil Pane 2 Donkey Baseball Games Are Carded First Game at M o'Clock Sunday Afternoon at Fair Park Two Donkey baseball games, sponsored by the Young Business Men's association, will be played in Hope this week-end. The fir.st game will be played at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Fair park. The .second game i.s scheduled for Monday night at 8 o'clock at the park, Competing teams will be captained by Leo Robins- und Speedy Hutson Flayers will ride the donlcey.s urouJic the bu-ses ufter JiilQng Ihe ball al Ihe plate. The admission charge will be 15 anci 25 cents. The donkeys will be broughl here from Emporia, Kan. In the Ark,-ilisas high school conference this week-end, five conference teams will find themselves facing either other with the undefeated and untied records of three teams at stake. The Fort Smith Grizzlies, held to a tie last week by North Little Rock, will go to Little Rock for a conference bat- lie with Coach Clyde Van Sickle's Tigers. We look for the Grizzlies to put up .;• hard battle, but forecast the Tigers will be on top by two touchdowns at the finish. North Litlle Rock, lied by Blylhe- ville, Forrest City and Fort Smith on three consecutive week-ends, should get hack into the win column with a 27 to 0 victory (over S'earcy at the Wildcat, .stadium. El Dorado will entertain the undefeated and untied Pine Bluff Zebras at El Dorado. We look for a hard scrap with Pine Bluff, of course, tha winner, 19 to 0. The Camden Panthers will he at home against a tough Malvcrn team. The Panthers, 7 to 0. Hot Springs will tie up with Fordyce in the Red bug .stadium, and it looks like the Irojuixs by three touchdowns. Russcllvillo invades Benton in another conference battle. Benton ij undefeated und unties and w<; see nc reason why the Panthers .shouldn't *cop their record intact. Blythcvillc will be at 1 first time in several weeks against Clarksvillc. Blytheville by six touchdowns. Forrc.st Cily goes to Paragould Friday night for a bailie with Coach Jack U;:lc's Bulldogs. Forrest City .should win by at least three touchdowns. Augu.sta at Jonc.sboro. Augusta has )ur sympathy. Tenancy Commission to Draw Legislative Plan TEXAHKANA-t/1'..-C. E. Palmer announced Thursday that the State Farm Tenancy Commi^ion would meet at Hot Springs Monday, October 21, to discuss a program for .submission to the legislature next Ja of the Young Business Men's association, succeeding Roy Stephenson, ; at the annual election meeting Wednesday night al Hope city halL_'The vote was unanimous. Max Walker was chosen treasurer, the meeting drawing a crowd that nearly filled the cily hall council room. Aflcr hearing various civic and territorial plans discussed for the coming year Mr. Atkins pledged lus best efforts to the association, and said ho would complete i,ts committee personnel within a day or two. The Young Business Men completed plans for the handling of the crowd at Thursday night's football game here between Henderson State and Louisiana Northeast Center of Monroe, La. It wii-s also voted to tender the Hope football teaM their annual banquet next Thursday night, October 27, on the eve of Ihe game here against the Camden Panthers .which is Friday, October 28. the.dismemberment of Czechoslovak!: without alienating any of three friends whose, interests conflict. Poland and Hungary, closely alliet with Germany, -want a common border by the cession to Hungary of areas of autonomous Ruthenia and Slovakia. Czechoslovakia, who now pins her hope for future peace and prosperity on Berlin, wants to keep what she has left. Swiftly-striking Japanese forces were reported to be threatening the next line of defenses for Hankow, nrovinsional capital of China, in a drive up both banks of the Yangtze river from 50 miles east. Evacuation of the civilian population of the Han- kow area is being accelerated. In South China, another ^apanes army drove forward in a hurried effort to reach Canton, main Southern metropolis, but was believed to be heading into it strong Chinese defense line. Above is photo of Freeman Store, 205-pound Hcndcrspn Tackle and former all-state Hope High School grid star, now playing his first year with tiic ; ««;ddie squ«d-of Arkadclnh.ia. Stone is expected -)o bj, s i«.,th8>.starting lineup Thursday night, along with three other foriticr Bobcats, R, C. Kennedy, Jack Turner and Hugh Reese. ' . lo bring back (he gni.vs !o western ranges and coinbut the encroachment oil the desert, more than 50,000 pounds of carefully tested grass seeds will be sown soon by CCC workers. Jerusalem Siege Ends; British Win Troops Drive Out Arabs, Restore Order to Old- City Section JERUSALEM, Palestine —ifl'i— Approximately 1,000 British Coldstream Guards marched into the old city of Jerusalem at dawn Wednesday and delivered the riislrict fro mthe hands of Arab rebels who Had held it for four days. The British troops entered the old city through the Damascus gate and were met by a slrong fusillade of rebel fixe. Within a few hours Ihe troops had subdued the Arabs without loss of a British life. Al least nine Arabs were killed, and 40 taken prisoner. Two British constables were wounded. The British established law and order in the old city, to which they had laid scigc without attempting, until Wednesday to enter. Silence hung over the quarter as the guards palroll- cd the streets. The Christian and Jewish imputation showed intense relief as the stalwart troops marched through the narrow deserted streets to the Mosque of Omar area, which they cordoned off. Troops and police then began a methodical housc-lo-houso scan-h of the district between the mosque and the old city wulls. As each section was cleared the inhabitant's were allowed to circulate in the streets of the old citjy. but were not permitted to leave its precincts. 12,745 Bales of Cotton Ginned Prior to Oct. 1 May Extend Oil Pact to Include Refining HYDE PARK, N. Y.-(.-1 3 l—Ernest Thompson, Texas, chairman of the Six-State Oil Compact Commission, said Thursday that President Roosevelt favored the extension of the pro- duclion-regulaling compact to include Ihe regulation of refining. A new traetmcnt of trachoma, the blinding eye disease, with sulfan- Uamidc has been reported by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. Cott on NEW ORLEANS.- i/l 1 ' --December cotton opened Thursday at 8.40 and closed at 8.52. Spot cotton closed steady 16 )x>i higher, middling 8.152. There were 12,7-15 bales of ci'Uon counting round as half balc.s. ginncc in Hempstead county from the crop oi 1938 prior lo October 1. 1938, as compared with 17.427 bales ginned to October 1, 1S1J7, W. H. Etlcr, fedcra census reporter, announced Thursday. MIND Your MANNERS T. H. R«. V.-&. pn. OS. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. Should someone in authority in an office make sure that a newcomer meets the persons with whom he is to work? 2. Is it good business manners lo keep a visitor waiting so as to impress him with the importance of the person lie wants to see? 3. Should a girl working in an office ask her immediate superior —who is a woman—to have lunch with, hjcrV 4. Is it a good idea for friends in an office to pan their associates? 5. Should a woman accept attentions from a man who is hoping to do business with her firm? What would you do if— You are speaking of your employer's wife lo him— (a) Call her Mrs. Lambert? (b> Call her "Your wife"? (e) Call her whatever he culb her? Answers 1. Yes. 'i. Poor business manners -and poor business! 3. No. 4. No. 5. No. And he shouldn't offer any. Best "What Would You Do" solution- -(a.'. Hand of Reds Is Seen in 'Sit-Down' Communist Influence on Lews Charged by Ex- Auto Unionist WASHINGTON - (fl>) - James Mitchell, of Detroit, formerly in charge of the welfare activities of the local union of the United Automobile Workers, a CIO affiliate, told house investigators Thursday that Communists "have a lot of influence" on John L. Lewis. Testifying before the committee investigating un-American activities, he said Communists "engineered" a sit- down strike in the Murray body plant in Detroit. Letters Read in U. S. Spy Inquiry Erich Glaser, Ex-Private, Implicated in German Spy Ring NEW YORK—Letters lending to implicate Erich Glaser, former United States Army private, with a German spy ring operating in this country were read before a federal jury Thursday at the trial of Glaser and two other persons on espionage charges. Sen. Miller Urges Aid for Mississippi Levy WASHINGTON — (/P)— Senator Miller, Arkansas Democrat, said Thursday he would ia-ge Army engineers Fri- uay to allot sufficient funds to complete .strengthening the Mississippi river levee from Yancopin to Vau- clu.sc. Ark. Spring Hill Singing A community singing will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Spring Hill Baptist church. The public is invited and urged to bring song books. Germans in Far East? WASHINGTON— (#•)— Guarded German inquiries on commercial prospects in the Philippines produces officia speculation Thursday whether Ihe Hitler regime was eyeing the Far East as. well as South America as a trade outlet. WPA Pro ject f or Fulton Approved .$1,815 Authorized foi Care-Taker's House on School Grounds Expect Big Crowd to See Henderson, Northeast Center Henderson, Hope Bands to Parade Downtown at 7 o'Clock REDDIES EXPECT WIN Louisiana Quarterback^ Is Only Injured Player on -Either Team Hope's first college football game in "' several years will be fought here at 8 o'clock Thursday night when -tha Henderson State Teachers team of AT- kadelphia takes the field against LSU Northeast Center of Monroe, La. The ; gam<5 is expected to attract several thousand persons, many coming here from surrounding towns. '. A special train from' Arkadelphia will bring the student body and band to Hope. The train !will arrive at 6:45 o'clock, and will be followed by a parade downtown by the Henderson band and the Hope High. School band. The two 'teams -will arrive here earlier in the day, the Henderson squad of some 40 players being scheduled to move into. Hope shortly after the noon hour. The LSU Northeast Center ' team is expected here about 2 p. in, and will put,up at a local hotel until me time. , Hope fans having automobiles are urged to provide transportation to the .field'.'"Drive dowiilowh erirSufe tb'fhc' game and provide a ride to the many out-of-town visitors and students who will come hjetre on trains. A few desirable box seats remain for sale at Webb's Newsstand. They will remain on sale until 6 o'clock and then will be sold at the field. Officials will be Alvin Bell, referee; Foy Hammons, umpire; Bill Brasher, headlinesman; Earl O'Neal, field judge. Reddics Expect 'Victory ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—Coach Lloyd (Dob) Grow Thursday said he expected to take a squad of 40 players to Hope Thursday night for the game between the Henderson Reddies and the LSU Northeast Center team of Monroe, La. The game will be played under the lights on the Hope High school Bobcats' field, starting at 8 o'clock. Henderson's team will outweight the players of Coach Jim Malone both in the line and the backfield, according to figures submitted by the rival tutors. The Roddies will take the field as a powerful team and there is a feeling among the fans here they will come out with the big end of the score. A special train carrying the band and Henderson students and Arkadelphia fans will leave here at 5:43 o'clock Thursday afternoon and will arrive in Hope an hour later. WASHINGTON—1,1')—Arkansas con grcssmen were advised Thursday lha the president had approved WPA proj ccts including: ^ Thought LaFayctle county: $7,971 to improve the streets of the town of Stamps. One monarch to obey, one creed Hempstead county: $1,815 lo construct to own: that monarch God; thai a c;:re-taker's house on the Fulton- creed his word alone. svhool grounds. The Probable Starting Lineup HKN'DERSON Kennedy 185 .. Kissoll 196 Tat urn 185 .. Tnissdl 195 . JJaJiks 190 Stimo 205 ... liri'Hi- ISO . J'arkiT 170... YariKido 170 Turner 165 R. Tollctl 185 Tram Average Line Average Backfield Average . . Left End Loft Tackle .. . Left Guard Center liight Guard Rignl Tackle ...... liiyht End Quarter . .... .... . Left Half * ... .Right Half Fullback NORTIIE/YST Anders Perry Porter Laeve Pill man McNeese ... Eolton Seniagu CENTEK 175 1 90 180 1153 170 225 170 ISO Leathenvoodl5(5 ilutdiins 160 Meeks .. . 184 Team Average 1!)1 Line Average 172 Baeki'ield Average 1-18 . 17-1 . . ]82 .161 i Indians Leave Monroe MONROE, La.— Northeast Center of LSU Indians went through their final preparation Wednesday afternoon for ihe Henderson Stale football game in Hope Thursday night. Coach Jim Malone's Indians will be handicapped without the services of Ed Walker, who was injured in- last week's gemc. Walker will not be in uniform for the game. He will be replaced at quarterback by Semago, 180-ix) under. The team left here al 7:30 o'clock Thursday morning and is due to arrive in Hope at 2 o'clock Thursday after- neon, and will put up at a Hope hotel ntil game time. Several hundred local fans are planning to attend the game. New Distinction in Law on Labor Line Drawn B e twee n Those Paid by the Week and by Hour WASHINGTON — <.-?>— Ofluvils of the Wage & Hour Administration studied Thursday the possibility that ar. importiMit distinction in cumputi'.ig over-time j ayments may exist between workers employed on a weekly brsLs and those paid by hourly rtites. As a result, it sppi'arerl possible that .sonic wage-earners might legally continue to work more than 44 hours :i week after the wayo & hour law he- comes effective next Monday, October U, without actually increasing their aggregate incomes. An electric clock that will not gain or lose one second in live or six years is installed at the Washington naval observatory to regulate all ofiical clock'.;.
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