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t ' To Extend Crop Insurance to Cotton in I94O, Federal Plan Department of Agriculture Will Make Recommenda- dation to Congress to Dispose of One Million Bales of Carryover WASHINGTON.—(/I 1 )—The administration intends to recommend that congress broaden the farm program, officials disclosed Monday, by making crop insurance available to the nation's 2'/4 million cotton growers. . '• —© Department of Agriculture experts Refuse Mistrial Plea for Defense in Karpis Hearing U. S. Judge Trimble Overrules Charge of Prejudicial Statement arc working nt top speed to prepare premium rates and other data on cotton. They sad it would be possible to offer the growers insurance on the 1940 crop !{ congress agrees. The cotton insurance program would provide means, officials estimated, for the removal of probably one million bales of the surplus government-owned cotton from 'mlarket channels to be held by tho Federal Crop Insurance corporation as reserve. Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas — Fair and not so cold Monday night; Tuesday fair and warmer. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 9 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 24,1938 PRICE 5c COPY BARE INTIMIDATION Mrs. Goldstein Jailed for Threatening Government Witnesses LITTLE HOCK—</P)—U. S. District Judge T. C. Trimple Monday overruled n motion for mistrial in the case of seven Hot Springs residents charged with conspiring to harbor Alvin Karpis in 1935-36. The motion was entered by the defense on the grounds that a member of the government's prosecution staff had made a prejudicial statement in the presence of the jury concerning the alleged financing of a house of prostitution by former Chief of Detective Herbcr (Dutch) Akers, of Hot Springs, one of the defendants. Tho court sustained defense objections to testimony in this connection while Delia May Jeffcries, who said she was known as "Ginger," was on the stand. Camden Is Next Foe Bobcat Grid Team EFFECT 1 .! i Japanese Plan to Retain Control of All China 11711 ' ~ - A — '-" © * &; iV"' '€! C C Mrs. Goldstein Jailed LITTLE ROCK. — Federal Judge Trimble ordered bonds totaling $15,000 set aside for Mrs. Goldstein, one of seven defendants in the Alvin Karpis harboring conspiracy trial in United States District Court, and committed her to the Pulaski county jail for the duration of the trial Saturday after the government charged she had intimidated three of its witnesses. The bonds included one for 510,000 posted for her on a charge of conspiracy to harbor Karpis, one time Public Enemy No. 1, and another for $5,000 posted on a Mann act indictment, charging her with bringing a girl from Bollosm, Tex., to Hot Springs in 1935 for intrnjoral purposes, Officers removed her from a room in the Ben McGehec hotel to n familiar cell in the jail which she occupied several months ago after being brought 1 back from-Los Ai-.gel^s, Cal;-She-was arrested there by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as she prepared to board a steamer for Honolulu. The witnesses involved in the intimidation charge were not identified by United States Attorney Fred A. Isgrig, but there were indications that they were Gertrude Thcrcsc Nichols, Jewell Grctta Gilstrap and Delia May Jcf- ferics, three girls formerly employed in Mrs. Goldstcain's houses of prosli- i tution in Hot'Springs, who testified for the governliYcnt Friday. These girls followed Mrs. Goldstein mid F. B. I. agents into Judge Trimble's chambers before beginning of the morning session. Mrs. Goldstein and the girls emerged from the conference with flushed faces as if there had been Home words between them. The house detective at the hotel reported he had been called up to the girls' rooms several times during the night to answer complaints that Mrs. t Goldstein was creating a disturbance. Mrs. Goldstein and the girls occupied rooms on separate floors at the hotel. Joe Eason, Fullback, Is Not Likely to Play Against Panthers The Hope High School football team gets back into conference competition thus week has hte team Monday prepared to meet a foe of long standing, the Cnmdcn High School Panthers, at Hope Friday night. Like DcQueen and Nashville, the Panthers play inspired football against the Bobcats because of much rivalry between the teams. The record during the past four years show the teams on an even basis in the won and lost column. The record: 1934—Hope 14, Camclcn 0. 1935—Hope 0, Camdcn 6. 1936—Hope 0, Camden 0. 1937—Hope 6, Camdcn 28. Coach Foy Hammons said Monday that his team came out of the Nashville battle in good condition with the exception of Joe Eason, fullback, who injured an ankle in the second quarter, but kept playing. Hammons said there was little possibility that Eason would get into the game against Camden. Eason, with his ankle swollen considerably, had to be helped from the special train when it pulled into Hope after the Nashville game. Hammons said he would work Keith, Murphy and Bundy in the backfield this week and that one of the above trio would be in the starting lineup against the Panthers Friday night. Hammons hopes to give Eason a rest to enable him to be ready for the Blytheville game at Hope the following week. Occupation to Be Continued After Peace, Disclosure Aim Is to Compel "Co-operation" With Japan in All Things SURROUND HANKOW Invading Troops Within 12 Miles of Capital at One Point Where Japanese Drive on Canton, State Travelogue Script Completed Running Story Ready for Firpt of 3 N. Y. World Fair Films r French Senatorial Vote Conservative Rightist Gains Reflect * Approval of Munich Peace Treaty PARIS, France.—(/I 1 )—French Senate elections 'Sunday showing a swing to f the "Right," were interpreted by Prc- mier Daladier's government as an approval of his policy of collaboration with Italy and Germany. Although Daladier's own Radical Socialists lost 13 scats, 10 of them were 1 - picked up by extreme Rightists who * had been favorable to his part in the "peace of Munich." The Socialists won one seat and other Leftist groups won two, but inasmuch as the Socialists- most powerful party in the Chamber of Deputies and critical of Daladier's • policies—entered candidates in every one of the 37 departments, their showing was considered to have been poor. Radical Socialists said the most of their losses were represented by Left- wingers who had voted with the Sog cialists. The balloting was not in popular elections but in departmental electoral colleges. It marked the end of the People's Front in France since on orders from Daladier, Radical Socialists threw their votes to the extreme Righl- ®' ists when the choice was between the latter group and Socialists. The Peoples Front—which governed France from 1936 when Socialist Leon Blum rose to the premiership until this year when Daladier formed his "na!••"• tional defense" government and its influence began to decline—was formed of Daladier's parly, the Socialists and i Communists. It was believed the prc- ' mier's intention henceforth would be to seek his majority in the Center and A on the Right. Some species of spiders build in colonies, with several webs, united by common lines. Entangled prey belongs to the first spider to reach it. LITTLE ROCK — Randall White, scenarist for the motion picture division of the Department of Interior, after 10 days of studying Arkansas history, folklore and resources, has completed the running story for the first of three films of the travelogue to be shown at the World's Fair. It has been approved by' the planning committee of the Arkansas Centennial Commission, and early next week the photographers will come into the state. The first pictures will be taken in Epstern Arkansas. Mr. White will work on the remaining chapters while the photographers arc in the field, and expects to have the entire film ready for release by January 1, 1939. The travelogue will be reduced when completed, to IGmm film anci will probably be shown in all sections of Arkansas before it is sen to the World's Fair for continuiou exhibition. The planning committee has beei somewhat divided as to whether o not Bob Burns should be invited t participate in the motion picture. Th anti's have been apparently overcomi due to the popularity of the sage o Arkansas with motion picture fans over the country. The majority of th committee presents the argument Ilia advantage should be taken of Burns drawing power, and then use the res of the picture to show the populac what Arkansas is in reality. Cover nor Bi.iley was to confer with Burns on hi£ trip to California and ascertain whether or not he could appear in the TOKYO, Japan.—(/P)—Japan's determination to hold,China indefinitely under military occupation and compel her to "co-operate" with Japan in all vital matters after the war has ended, was disclosed Monday night in a statement emanating from government sources. The statement, published by DoWei, Japanese news agency, was apparently issued in anticipation of the early fall of Hankow, China's provisional capital. Dispatches from the war zone said Japanese forces had drawn their cordon around the city as close as 12 mils at one point. British Ship Bombed SHANGHAI, China—(/P)—The British navy' announced Monday that six heavy Japanese bombing planes bombed the British gunboat Eandpiper at Changsha Monday morning causing considerable damage to the superstructure of the ship. No casualties were reported. British navel officers said'information received here made it doubtful that the bombing was accidental. The bombing followed by a few iDurs a Japanese warning Saturday to oreign vessels to withdraw from the lankow area. The warning forecast a mass bombing of the tri-city area be- ond anything yet attempted there. Jcspitc the warning four British gun- joals and two United States gun- joats, the Luzon and Guam, remained at their anchorage near Hankow. The warning made no mention of hangsha, however, which is nearly )0 miles air line distance from Han- Row on a southwesterly direction. Changsha is located on the Siang river. Surrounding Hankow Japanese forces closed in. toward Hankow, 585 miles up the Yangtze Tom Shanghai, in a huge, tightening CANTON-HANKOW fW. ENTRENCHED CHINESE IN LAST DITCH BATTLES TSENGSMHG CANTON- KOWLOON RAILWAY CUT. 'MACAO ISLAND Winter Arrives, Mercury Falling to 28 on Monday Killing Frost Strikes Two Weeks Earlier Than 60-Year Average; SNOW HITS NORTH Northwestern Section Is Snowbound for First Time This Season The desperate armies of Gen. Chang Kai-Shek are making a last ditch stand in defense of the' great .South China metropolis of Canton. Japanese troops, landing at Bias Bay, move north and west toward Canton, seeking to cut off Hankow^completely from sources of war supplies. Arrows in above detailed map of. the Hong Kong-Canton battle area indicate direction of Japanese drive. Inset map locates the area 'in relation to all China. ndict 45 on Charge of Huge Whisky Tax Steal NEW YORK—(/P)—Fourty-four men and one woman were indicted by a aderal grand jury Monday on charges of defrauding the government of a east 15 million dollars in taxes through an alleged illicit liquor ring operating in five United States cities and Cana da. British Military Rule in Palestine semi-circle. Battlefronl reports from .he invaders said they advanced on the Chinese provisional capital from all directions except tho west, a defense exit through which the Chinese were declared moving in increasing number. Japanese said the doom of Hankow and the other two cities of Central China's important tri-city area—Hanchang and writen. Wuchang— already was travelogue. This committee was however in complete accord in having someone else than Burns as the commentator who will supply the voice fop tile narration. According to present plans, the committee' expects to produce one film next year, all in colors, showing outdoor scenes that cannot be taken during the fall and winter months. The first recorded experiment in electricity took place 60 years before the birth of Christ, ,whcn the Greek, Thalcs, of Miletus, rubbed pieces oi amber 'and observed they attracted light object. Canton Burning' CANTON, China—(/P)—The principal business sections of Canton were wiped out by fire Monday but a sudden shift in the wind saved Shamecn, international settlement of the Japanese-captured city. Flames still swept unchecked through downtown Canton. American, British and French authorities sent ashore naval landing parties on Shamecn island, just opposite central Canton, to help foreign ivilians protect their colony. All able- radied men had been called out Sun,ay night to wet down houses and oofs in the path of the fires. The landing parties helped round P looters who, in many cases, set fire > stores after ransacking them. Many foreign women and children ivere given temporary refuge aboard he rivcrboat Taishan which was an- hored between British gunboats. Men •esidents of the international area joined Japanese troops in battling the l,ames after a northwest wind veercc and ended the momentary danger o; he flames leaping the narrow rivci >etween the island and the mainland. Part Judge's Pay From Road Funds Supreme Court Reverses Its Prohibition of Two Years Ago LITTLE ROCK.—(/P)—Reserving in parts its 1936 ruling on the same subject, the Arkansas SupreVn'e Court held Monday that a county judge could could draw from the county road'fund a portion of his salary to cover his duties as ex-officio road commissioner. The court held two years ago that county road funds could be used for "the purpose of making and repairing the public roads and bridges of the respective counties and for no other purpose." Monday's decision affirmed a Crit- tcndcn chancery court decree refusing J. F. Lawhorn and other taxpayers the right to recover $11,400 with interes' from County Judge J. C. Johson. Some of the following statements arc true, and some false. Which are which? 1. Lew Fields was once a famous matinee idol, 2. 'Hie Eiffel Tower is the tallest structer in the world. ' 3. Chrysophase is a term describing a stage of insect development. 4. Australia is below the equator. 5. The present British sovereign is George VI. Answers on Classified 2 Local Boys Promoted at Claremore Academy Major Glenn S. Finley, Professo of Military Science and Tactics at th Oklahoma Military Academy, Cairo more, Oklahoma, has announced th following promotions of boys fron Hope: Private Thelmar O. Galloway to Cor poral. Private First Class, Hugh H. McKe to Corporal. A Thought Since nothing is settled until it is settled right, no matteri how unlimited power a man may have, unless he exercises it fairly and justly his actions will return to plague him.--Fr:ink A. Vandcrlip. MIND Tour MANNERS .T. M. He*. W,* PM. 00. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: Mrs. Darnall, 82, Slain Accidentally Grandmother Killed by Grandson Mistaking Her for Burglar 1 Mrs. Frances Lenora Darnall, 82- year-old mother of Dr. H, H. Darnall of Columbus, was shot and killed through mistaken identity last Thursday night at her home in Vivian, La., it became known here over the week- eirid, Mrs, Darnall was mistaken for a burglar by a grandson, Haner Land, 3S, who was living at'her home. It was reported by relatives that Mrs. Dainall had arisen during the night and without turning on a light was bringing a quilt to the bed of her grandson. Fearing that she was a burglar, Land seized a shotgun and pulled the trigger, relatives reported. Mrs. Darnall died instantly. Upon discovering his mistake Land became grief-stricken and later was removet to a Shreveport hospital. Funeral and burial services wen held Friday at Fivian, La. Winter got here Monday—definitely The Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station reported an official low of 28 degrees—coldest this season- between Sunday night and Monday morning, with the thermometer standing at 32 degrees at 7 a. m. The station reported a killing frost Monday morning, two weeks earlier than the 60-year average, which is November 8. The government forecast is fair and warmer Tuesday. North la Snowbound PHILLIPS, Wis,— (/P)— Power lines were being restored in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Michigan peninsula over the week-end after the havoc created by the week-ends vicious first sample of winter. Phillips, a town of 1,900,'one of the hardest hit, had power particularly restored at 4 p. m. Sunday after being without such service since 4 a. m. Saturday. The, temperature, here had risen from 30 ""to 35 degrees, and the wind" had fallen. Huge crowds of the Lake Superior District Power Company and telephone companies were restoring miles of damaged lines. Only 40 of 380 telephones in Phillips were operating Sunday, but bith light and telephone service jwas sxpected to be restored Monday. Roads were reopened but were slippery, and several cars slid off the shoulders. Snow • was reducing to ankle-deep slush, The lumber barge M. H. Stewart, un- rcported for 36 hours and feared lost n a storm with seven men, was located Sunday morning at Beaver island, in Northern Michigan, where it \ad been picking up.a garco. 'The large had laid up in the lee of the island to avoid heavy seas. Arab Leader .Hints a Truce in Face of November 1st Action [lope Industries Generally Comply With Labor Law Acceptance Indicated by All Major Plants Here' Monday 560 ARE AFFECTED Shorter Week in Some Instances Guts Total Earnings 1 \ •fl JERUSALEM, Palestine—(fl 1 )—Bri ish military authorities disclosed Mon day they wo.uld take control of all traffic and communications in Palestine November 1 in a new drive to crush the Arab insurrection against .British rule in the Holy Land. Reports reached Jerusalem that Abdul Rahim, commander-in-chief of the Arab insurgent forces, has issued orders from his headquarters that henceforth his followers must refrain for engaging British troops except in self-defense. In some informed quarters the belief was expressed that this might be a prelude to a truce. 1. If there is a sign on the |door "No Visitors" of a hospital room, it it all right to ignore it if you know the person intimately? 2. When calling on a person who is ill, should you lower your voice when talking to another person in the room? 3. Should you make a long call 011 a person who is ill? 4. Is it good tform to send a cheery printed card to an invalid? 5. Should you stand ill a hospital corridor to chat ,and laugh with oilier visitors? What would you do if— A member of your family is in the hospital, yet well enough to have a few visitors. You realize that the last visitor makes one too many. ' Would you— (al Wait for the patient to say he is loo weary to talk more? tb) Request the nurse to ask him to leave? (c) Say, "I believe that we had better leave, for it is time for Mary to rest"? Answers 1. Not unless invited by one of tile fanxily. 2. No. The invalid invariably thinks he is being talked about. 3. No. 4. Yes, especially if you add a personal note. 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" solution — (c). (Copyright 1938, NEA Service, Inc.'* Paid Investigator IsanAAAProposa Executive Secretary to En force Rules Is Advocated LITTLE ROCK.—Employment of a ull-time executive secretary to en- orce eligibility regulations of the Ark- nsas Atheletic Association was pro- losed by Superintendent R. A. Cox if North Little Rock, in a letter to L. VI. Goza of Arkadelphia, president of the A. A. A., it was announced over he week-end. The proposal will be submitted to the governing board of the association Courthouse Vote in Howard County $120,000 Building Is Proposed—to Ballot November 8th NASHVILLE, Ark.—The voters of Howard county will vote on an election proclamation calling for construction of a new county cpurthouse in the general election in November. Publicity on the question has been delayed until the present time pending receipt of assurance that the federal government would pay approximately half the total cost of the prtject. This assurance has now been received. The proposed structure as outlined in PWA application contemplates a total cost of $120,000. The PWA grant will be 554,000, leaving ?66,000 to be raised by the county. This amount Vrould require a tax levy of about one and one-half mills on the present assessment to retire the county's portion f the cost. Howard county citizens has been ad- ocating this much needed improve- lent for many years. The present! juilding, erected 34 years ago, when ne county seat was moved to Nash- ille from Center Point, is too small ow for the county. The inadequacy of the present build- ng is readily brought out by the fact that the county is .now paying $1500 >er annum from the county general lund for the providing of additional of- ice space outside the courthouse for State Labor Post Still in Pisjmite Rooksbery Still Recognized by U. S.—But Collins Won't Quit LITTLE ROCK.—"There is not the slightest possibility of my resigning," Eli W. Collins said Sunday as the controversy created by his appointment as director of the state Labor Department's Unemployment Compensation Division while W. A. Rooksbery was in Washington on official business, remained unsettled. Mr. Collins conferred with State Labor Commissioner Ed I. McKinley, who made the appointment, and Mr, Rooks- bery. A federal investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Mr Collins, was begun Saturday. Reports from Washington said the controversy between the Social Secur ity Board and the state administration "threatened to delay administrative expense funds for the state's unemploy Vrv'ent compensation program." The fed era! board pays all costs of administra tive expenses of the compensation sec tion of the division. The federal De partment of Labor pays half of the ad WASHINGTON.—(/P)—Elmer F. Andrews, wage & hour administrator, received pledges of co-operation in the •> enforcement of the new law Monday from many state governors. The far-reaching labor standards act wenta into effect at 12:01 Monday morning, putting a floor under wages and a ceiling over hours for an estimated 11 million American workers. Local Industries Comply Hope's major industrial plants were complying with the new federal wage and hour law of 25 cents an hour and 44 hours per week, a survey made by The Star Monday showed. . In the 'majority of cases the indus- ries were already paying 25 cents an our or above, The minimum of 25 ents an hour affected only a few of he 563 wage 1 , earners at the five major adustries. In these cases the employers report- d that they,; had raised the-wage to-a mlnimunt'''6f 25 cents ''to meet federal equirements. A great of confusion, however^ ex- ;ists in the minds of those who. are upplying logs to factories whose' pro- lucts ente rinto interstate commerce. Apparently such operations that are of farm origin are exempt, one eta'- ployer said. Other log haulers operate wholly ivithin the state, but seem to come; under the law. Loggers generally, mainy of whom work as individuals and on a small sacel ,are hopeful that an immediate opinion will be made available on this matter as they are now badly handicapped. The factories hey sell to are also affected. In the Star's survey of the industrial plants, it was found that while the industries are meeting the wage law, of 25 cents an hour minimum and 44 hours per week—the result was that the total weekly incdmle of some em- ministrative costs of the Arkansas Stat Employment Service, another unit the division. Just who is the director of the dlvis ion remained in doubt, pending th federal investigation. The Social Se curity Board still recognizes Mr Rooksbery as the director. He occu pied his director's office Saturday an Mr. Collins occupied his office as pub lie relations counsel for the division. when it meets here next month. Widespread rumors concerning in- eligibe players and lack of authority of assocation officials to make investigations until formal protests have been nade, makes such a measure necessary Mr. Cox said. Cox said there had been known casei where ineligible players had been use< throughout the season, yet no action could.be taken because opponents o tlije school teams did not want the un favorable publicity rsulting from pro tests, and other schools considered i none of their business. Officials Lack Time Officials of the association are not t blame, Mi 1 . Cox said, because schoo men do no thave sufficient titote t make investigations and at the sam (Continued on Page T :sarrt ..A! agencies which should be housed in t. The vault housing the valuable permanent records are over crowded, and there is no space available for storing future records. • IB» Hallowe'en Carnival at Emmet on Friday Emmet High School is sponsoring a Halloween carnival to be Viold there Friday, October 23. Candidate! (E>£ carnival queen are: Marina Ameue, from the senior class; Jo Ann Paul, junior class; Gloria Little, sophomore class; class. and Marjorie Beaty, freshman »•• The moon's surface contains about 14,657,000 square miles, as compared with tlw t-avlh's 196,911,000. Two Ordered Held onRobbery Charge Byron Simpson and Nathan Coleman Cases to Circuit Court Byron Simpson and Nathan Colenan were ordered held for action of riempstead circuit court when arranged in municipal court here Monday on charges of robbing C. T. Carr of ?25. Bond for each was fixed at 5300. No testimony was heard, both waving hearings in the lower court The case of E. W. Roberts, charged with driving an automobile while drunk, was dismissed on payment of cost. Treabor Ingram, reckless driving dismissed on payment of cost. Arthur Russell, violating traffic law dismissed. Rex Davis, reckless driving, dis missed. Defendants pleading guilty or for feiting 510 cash bonds on charges o drunkenness were: Joseph Webb, Lester Leo, FranV Charles, J. H. Powell, Everett Allen H. W. Gaines. Erline Johnson, disturbing the peace plea of guilty, fined J5. E. J. May and Clint Smith, were ployes was reduced because they were not allowed to work more than 44 hours. John Guthrie, manager of Hope Basket company said: "We are operating in full compliance with the new federal wage and hour law of 25 cents minimum and 44 hours per week We are hopeful that clarifying interpretations, particularly to the logging end, will be cleared up promptly. "We employ approximately 150 persons." Guy E. Basye of Bruner-Ivory Handle company: "We are complying to the law in regard to the wages and hours of our 160 employes. The new wage hour of 25 cents had little or no effect upon us. We find the 44-hour provision inconvenient." George Meehan of the Hope Heading company said that his company lad paid every employe for their work up to midnight Sunday and now was tarting out in full compliance with he new federal wage and hour law f 25 cents an hour and 44 hours per veek. Mr. Meehan said his company employed approximately 75 persons and h>t no part of the plant would be ffected by the new law regulating rages and hours. J. R. Williams of the Williams Lum- >er company could not be reached for comment, but a bookkeeper there aid the company would not be ef- ected as the mill already paid as much as 25 cents art hour and above for vages. The mill was running at full blast with 120 persons on the payroll, the x>okkeeper reported. At the Hope Brick company Earl O'Neal said, "We're going right ahead with our work. The wage minimum of 25 cents effected only a few of our employes. Their wages have been raised above the requirement of 25 cents per hour. The brick company employes approximately 58 persons. (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS. — (P) —December cotton opened Monday at 8.54 and clos- eji at 8.51. Spot cotton closed steady five points lower, middling 8.61.

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