Fall Elections Are Vital to Coast Labor; Vote Restriction WE WHNT MAINM! 5&MYIM Mass picket lines parading before retail stores for weeks on end. brought labor organization problems homo to thousands of San Francisco women, and should influence the volo ill November on "Initiative No. 1." Star WEATHER. Arkansas — Mostly cloudy and colder in northwest portion Saturday night; Sunday partly cloudy. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 8 HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY CHINA WAR NEAR END ft ft ft ft ft ft ftftftftftftftft Bobcats Win Hard-Fought Game From Nashville Pay Tribute to the Late Guy Payne by Winning, 12 to. 0 Bobcats Hold Scrappers Scoreless for First Time This Season 'Perfect Husband' Tried for Killing His Wife's Lover o o o o o State Claims Rudolph Sikora Laid in Wait to Murder Solomon 'DESERTEDJBY LOVE Husband Frantic, Defense Contends—Death Peni alty Not Asked CHICAGO—</l'j—The slate demanded Friday night that Rudolph Sikora, the "perfect husband," be found guilty of murder for slaying the bachelor who - stole his pretty wife's love. " In hia cl'-sinfe nrgumenl in the trial of Sikora on a charge of killing Edward Solomon, Prosecutor Leslie Curtis asserted: "Like a tiger in the jungle, he waited for his prey and put seven bullets If into him. For that crime I am asking you gentlemen to find him guilty of murder." Solomon was shot to death on a street corner last August 22 after he had wooed and won Mrs. Margaret Sikora, 22. Curtis ridiculed the defense plea By SHERMAN MONTROSE NEA Service Stuff Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO, Calif— California votes in November on a proposal which nviy prove in the Ions run far more significant than the spectacular "530 Every Thursday" plan. H i.s "Initiative No. 1," a law for , .. . ........... „ _____ ..... --------------- . ------ ©drastic regulation of strikes and labor organizations, and certainly the most far-reaching labor law to reach a vote in any state for many years. The campaign for and against Initiative No. 1 i.s being pushed relentlessly. SPONSORS say it provides reasonable regulation of munion activities made necessary by prolonged violence, losses to business, and unjustifiable jurisdiclional disputes. OPPONENTS say it would kill the labor movement in California, and that it i.s meant for just that. "It would regulate unions just like machine guns regulate the enemy," says C. J. Haggcrty, president of the state Federation of Labor, "by complete annihilation." Tough On Picketing Drastic the proposed law certainly is. Among others, it would prohibit the.se things.: Picketing at any place where no strike exists, or for union recognition or a closed shop even where a srtikc does exist, mass picketing, or picketing at homes, or at the business places of customers or clients of struck plants,, picketing .by*. non-employes, It permits no picketing at all unless the strike is solely over wages, hours, or conditions of employment after formal presentation of demands. Pickets would be limited to one at each entrance and be forced to keep 25 feet apart. Secondary Boycotts and circulation of "unfair lists" would be prohibited Refusal to handle "hot" or non-union 4,000 WATCH GAME Hope Puts Over Touch downs in the First and Final Periods Wage-Hour Edict Is to Take Effect in U.S. on Monday Most Sweeping Labor Enactment Since the Days of the NRA Take My Picture Will You?—Sock! TO DEFINE RECORDS Compliance Is General in Arkansas—Lumbermen Are Dubious cargoes would be ground for discharge. o o I ClH r of "temporary insanity." IH'iiUi. Not, Sought Defense Lawyer W. W. Smith capitalized on the facrthc .state had not asked the jury of 11 married men and , a bachelor to send the pale defendant to the electric chair. "The prosecutor had qualified the jury for the death penalty," he said, "but the ease has unfolded and the prosecutor has abandoned his request for the death penalty." f Sikora wiped his eyes when Smith referred to the "happy married life" he had enjoyed for almost three years. Smith contended Sikora had been driven In desperation by the loss '.',' his wife's affections. _ Toy "Symbol of \M\: " Referring to "that damnab'n panda" —a toy Solomon had given her—he eaid: "There she was in bed fondling that panda—the .symbol of her love for Solomon." • Sikora told how, since last spring, hi.s wife hail "avoided" normal marital relations and bestowed her cars- ses, instead upon the panda. He recalled his wife had termed him a "perfect husband" only eight days before - .she deserted him. Solomon, he added, * refused to break off the affair, saying "He'd call :me up and let me know when lie got tired of her." He testified Mrs. Sikora confessed Solomun had captured her heart. He elaborated: 1 "She told me it all started March 14. Solomon went into a vault in the office where they worked together. He culled Margaret in. She said Solomon kissed her and ki-sed Her." He told how he sought out Solomon g on the day of the shooting but asserted he could not remember firing the pistol. Mrs. Sikora testified against her husband. She related how she dated with Solomon. Her simple explanation was: "1 loved him." Mrs. Elizabeth Bochme, Sikora'.s mother-in-law, appeared as u defense witness. There are such severe restrictions on asking workmen to join unions or to support strikes, that Haggcrly believe: even an appeal to join a church or po- (Continued on Page Three) By LEONARD ELLIS NASHVILLE, Ark. —Before Nasl ville's largest football crowd in history—a capacity crowd of some 4,000 fans—the Hope High School Bobcats proved they were superior to the Scrappers by taking a hard-fought 12 to 0 victory here Friday night. Before the opening whistle, the Bobcats to a man, avowed they would ded- catc the battle to the late Guy Payne, who only a few days before the game net with the Bobcyts at their practice 'icld and asked a last request: "If you don't win another game this year—beat Nashville." The victory was a fitting tribute to the former Bobcat who died in a local Hospital only a few days later. It is understood that the ball used in the game will be preserved with the name of Guy Payne and the score printed on it. In a colorful pro-game ceremony, the crowd of stfnVe 4,000 stood with bowed heads for one minute to pay their respects to the memory of Guy Payne who once stared with the Scrappers before wearing the colors of Hope High School. Game Is Hard-Fought From the opening to the final whistle, it was the most bitterly fought battle of the season which saw Coach Foy Mammons' pack of Bobcats break up the Scrapper's acriill display and repulse their running attack. The Bobcats, besides winning the game, set some sort of record in drawing penalties. Referee Teddy Jones, Umpire Kearns Howard and Head- linesman Victor Bullock penalized me Bobcats a total of 115 yards. The WASHINGTON— (/P)—The Wage & Hour Administration rushed work Sal urday on lost-minute explanations as to how industry should comply with the most far-reaching attempt to put a floor under wages and a ceiling over hours since the days of NRA. Administrator Elmer F. Andrews said he hoped to announce Saturday night the kind of records employers should keep to show conformity with the new law which becomes effective at 12:01 a. in. Monday, (Continued on Paee Three) Arkansas to Comply LITTLE ROCK—Although four Arkansas lumber mills were reported to have closed Friday because of the new wage-hour law that goes into effect Monday, most lumbermen were . reluctant to discuss probable effects of the measure. Most of them appeared dubious of its effects but said that they were willing to give the latest New Deal regulation a fair trial. Many said that they believed the law would' have little effect on their business. A few said that they would have to reduce hours and increase thei: payrolls. In Little Rock, mill operators and wholesalers to be afecled by the act appeared reluctant to comment on possible effects of the new statute. Officials of the Bruce Lumber company said they would continue to operate but had "no further comment to make." Likewise oficials of the Oten- heimer Bros. Manufacturers declined any comment. Lumber mills which owners announced had been shut down because Japanese Expect Hankow, Military Capital, to Fall 15-Month-Old Oriental War Believed Entering Final Stage NAZIS SEEK TRADE Germany Wants Commercial Treaty With Britain and United States Mother and daughter took turns punching cameramen and the law when a U. S. marshal tried to evict Mrs. iAnna Barnett and daughter, Mrjj.-Maxine Sturgis, from their Los Angeles home. Widow Barnett, whose marriage to an aged Olciafioma Indian;"Xacksoiv' iarnctt, was voided by the courts on the ground she kidnaped the Indian after oil was found on his lands, stands ready to do battle as her daughter pummels the photographer. Marshal Robert Clark retreated after scrvin gthe eviction order, then prepared to return with women deputies in another effort to oust Mrs. Barnett and'daughter. (Continued on Page Three) Saturday, Circus Day in Hope Downie Brothers' Circus Opens Here Big Circus Presents Many New Features on Its 1938 Tour The man who wrote "Vanity Fair" was born the year before the United States declared its second war on Great Britain. He died the year after Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address. His middle name was what the world wishes Spain, Cuba, China and Japan would do a.s fast as possible. What was the man's name, when was he born, and when did he die? AII'\VIT on I'la'.Mlicd l':ij!e Up with the break of day, deploring the absence of breakfast and neglecting to even wash the sleep from their eager eyes, all wending then- way in the same direction, filled with over flow of curosity so rarely exhibited, describes to a degree the scenes which were reinacted Saturday by hundreds of youngsters and oldsters, too—when the big Downie Bros, Circus came to town, with its all new 1938 edition of colossal splendor. Veterans of many similar dawns were flanked with infants who participate in their initial bow in welcoming the circus to town; as well as witness the colorful sight in the early hours of putting up the many tents, seeing the show unload and watch the show- folks in their many duties of preparing the once barren Pond street grounds into a vertible fairyland of magnificent wonders. The big show is transported upon four long sections, with over 100 pieces of equipment- including cages, dens, tableauxs, baggage wagons, even automatic stake driving machines, canvas loading apparatus and automatic stake 'pulling' machines have been added to the completely modernized giant of the tented warld. Scores of new features have been Pine Bluff Is Held to 7 to 7 Deadlock Malvern Shows Much Punch to Whip Camden's Panthers CAMDEN, Ark.—Trailing G to 7 for three periods Malvern took advantage of Camden fumbles to score 18 points in the final period and win 25 to 7 before 1,000 fanse here Friday night. Ross passed to Crutchfield inside two minutes for the first score. Langley fumbled on the second play and Malvern scored on a pass. Camden scored when Langley plunged over at the start of the second period and made the extra point on a plunge. Camden made long gains in the second and third periods and went to the 10-yard line in the fourth only to fumble. Ross broke away for a 55- yard run for Malvern's second tuoch- down after Camden had fumbled. Ross passed 40 yards to Petrey who ran 25 yard run for Malvern's second touch- The gain was 65 yards. After the kickoff Langley fumbled again and Malvern had the ball 6 nthe 15. Beeson then passed to Ross for the touchdown. Zebras Are Tied EL DO'RADO, Ark.—The Pine Bluff High School Zebras were hard pressed to hold the inspired El Dorado Wildcats to a tie( 7 to 7, here Friday night in the tenth homecoming game for added to the long list of top notch! gj Dorado. The result complicated the artists, of which there arc over 250 thrilling acts—including "The Guice Troupe" internationally rcknown bare back riding troupe; "The Flying Walters" in peerless mid air achievements; "The Great De Aro Troupe" worlds champion equilibristic stars; "Bert and Corrine" marvels of the circus world in an amazing contortionistic aerial display; all formerly featured this year with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Greatest show on earth until it closed at Ccranton, Pa., early this season. Amongst the deluge of other artists are "The Seven Kressonians" worlds formost Arabian acrobats; "Senov Carlos Carreon" worlds champion cpwboy star' with his congress of ough riders; 'Chief No Knife" with i tribe of Omaha Indians; The Royal rive" Belgian wizards of the high wire 'The Butters Troupe" in thrilling mid- jir exploits; four big herds of performing pachyderms in the lates elephantine feats; three troupes o tarined seals and sea lions, with their trainer Capt. Pickard greatest of al educators of these strange ammals. Doors are open to the circus on< hour earlier to enable everyone ampl time to inspect the mammoth double zoological arena and the performance lare to start promptly fll 2 and 8 p. n The eggs of insects follow hundred nl intracati.' ilesii;n>. race for state football champonship onors. The game was a nick and tuck affair vith El Dorado having the advantage n rushing and passing. The Wildcats scored late in the first [uartcr as result of a 99-yard drive ifter a fumble on an attempted punt >ut the Cats on their own one-yard inc. On a sustained drive which saw ivc successive first downs on passes, end runs and fake plays, the Wildcats nade their marker on a 25-yard pass 'rom Blackwell to Smith. Extra point was kicked by Forsythe as the quarter ended. Zclirus Tic the Score The Zebras displayed power in scoring a touchdown in the second quarter on" a GO-yard drive led by Payne who made a 25-yard run for the touchdowr and kicked for extra point to tie the count. The remainder of the game was desperate attempt on the part of boll teams to score. Late in the third quar ter El Dorado completed a pass for 3 yards and a first down on the Pin Bluff two-yard line. On the first plaj the pass from center was wild and Pin Bluff recovered on its own 20. Late the Zebras drove down deep in E Dorado territory but a pass intercep Woman "Hands It Back" to Lawyers U. S. Puts Hot Springs Prostitue on Stand in Karpis Case LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—A woman witness for the government, parrying with defense lawyers a charge that she lifted $2,900 from an Alvin Karpis mobster during a Hot Springs hote party, retorted in United States Dis trict Court Friday "the reason you arc bringing it up is just because I hap pened to beat the Hot Springs laws t< it." The bit of repartee came while Gro ver T. Dwens, defense lawyer, was cros examining 'Gertrude Therese (Jackie) Nichols, 24, and red-headed who had testified she had lived in several houses of prostitution operatec at Hot Springs by Mrs. Grace Gold stein Karpis' common law wife. Mrs Golstein is one of seven Hot Spring residents charged with having con spired to harbor the former Publi Enemy No. 1 in the resort city in 193£ and 1936. The Nichols girl had just testifiec tliat several places operated by Mrs Goldstein had been frequented b; Karpis, who at that time was wantec i.s the §200,000 kidnaping of Edward G Bremer, St. Paul banker, and his lieu enants, Harry Campbell, Fred Hunte ml Sam Coker. The later now ii erving a 30-year sentence in the Ok ihoma penitentiary. "I will ask you," said Mr. Owen if you did not attend a party at the 'owe hotel, now the DeSota hotel in le aummer of 1935 ..." Before the question was completed :ie witness interrupted to say she new nothing about the party. 'Don't you recall the Hunter-Coker wrty at that hotel?" 1 don't know anything about it," lie replied. "Didn't Coker take you there?" "He did not." "You do go to such parties, don't -ouV" "Yes. it is a part of my business." 'Wbll. 1 will ask you if you did not attend a party at the Howe hotel, now he DeSota, at which time Sam Coker was present and a number of othei iris and if on tjhat night you didn': steal 52,900 from Sam Coker and leave tho same night?" "The man isn't complaining, is he?' the witness snapped back. "But yo udid get that money?" 'Well, if I did do it, and being you are bringing it up, now the reasw you arc bringing it up is just because I happened to beat the Hot Spring laws to it. "Then you admit you did it?" "1 said if I did," she replied. (Continued on Page Three) By the Associated Press The 15-month-old China war rolled on Saturdday toward a new climax before Hankow and possibly a .decisive Japanese stroke, while a new combat appeared to be gathering in the 27- month-old Spanish civil war. Europe proper appeared to rest a bit uneasily in the crisis-born peace of Munich, meanwhile arming against the day when that peace might be shattered. The French cabinet approved stern measures to lengthen working hours of the national defense industries, and listened to a report on the progress of French-German treaty negotiations. Hundreds o fthoustands of Czecho- ilovak and Hungarian troops faced each other along the zone where Hun- ;ary has demanded the surrender of erritory in the same manner that Czechoslovakia gave the Sudentenland to Germany. . Germany sent 'up a trial balloon to* :est<the currents of public opinion in. Britain and,.,^he United-' States on a • : three-party trade agreement to supplant a projected Anglo-American pact. The Japanese commanders' ca!m!- paign against Hankow, Chinese military capital, said its capitulation was imminent. 12 Hungarians Slain PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia.— (/P)—The general staff reported Saturday the killing of 12 Hungarian terrorists and one Czech gendarme during fighting near Berehovo, southern Czechslo- vakia. The general staff declared Czechoslovak troops had captured a number of other alleged Hungarian terrorists, seized arms and amunition, and surrounded eight persons who made up the remainder of a band that had been operating around Hunyafa, near Bere- hovo. Cool Toward Russia Foreign Minister Frantisek Chaval- kosky was reported to have told the Soviet minister, Sergei Alexandrovski, that Czecholsolvakia is "no longer interested" in its alliance with Russia. Czechoslovak sources emphasized that the alliance—a purported Mutual assistance pact of which France was a signatory—had not been terminted. They stated clearly, however, that Prague questioned the usefulness of continuing the agreetment with Russia. The foreign minister's statement was regarded as further evidence of the swin gtoward Germany and away from Russia. It was thought, also, that by pleasing Germany with respect to the Russian pact, a promise of support could be obtained from the Reich in Czechoslovakia's negotiations with Hungary on the minorities question. Premier Jan Syrovy dropped a joint in a- statement to the domestic press that the four powers which initialled the Munich agreement would be expected to observe guarantees as to Czechoslovakia's borders. "We have shown a spirit of denial," e said, "and made great sacrifices or the preservation of peace. We have onfidence that the assurances given us when we 'rrtade those sacrifices will e observed. The biggest task con- ronting the nation at the moment is a efinition of its borders. "An outstanding part of our foreign olicy is a sincere effort to come to an understanding with all our neigh- jors." He sai dthat a system o fexact iquality among the parts of the new itate—Behemia, Slovakia and Carpa- tho-Russia (Ruthenia)—had been developed. He added that a tremendous program of work was in prospect, first of all the construction of new high- ,vays and railways to unite portions of the dismembered republic. The eplosion of the volcanic is land, Karkati, in 1883, was hear ove one-eight <if the surface of the worl Sky-writing is done most sucesfully at an altitude of about three miles, where the air is apt to be calm and coL Cotton NEW ORLEANS. — (fP) — December cotton opened Saturday at 8.55 and closed at 8.57. Spot cotton closed steady and unchanged, middling 8.GG.
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