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President and Dies Break on Red Probe Committee Policies Roosevelt Denounces Committee for Criticism of Gov. Murphy of Michigan—Dies Give P. D. R. Sharp Answer WASHINGTON—(/I')—Chairman Dies, Tcxus Democrat, of the house committee invcstigtiting un-American iictivitics, .snid Wednesday that cabinet members aimed in H "wsll-planned campaign of misrepresentation, ridicule mul sarcusm" which hu snid was conducted by persons who hoped to discredit the inquiry. ,1 New York Is Prize in Battle Between Dewey and Lehman Only Two Presidents Elected Since 1.856 Without Empire State A CLOSE CONTEST The committee WHS rebuked by President Roosevelt Tuesday for letting tself be used in an "unfair and un- Americnn attempt to influence an elcc- an." Roosevelt referred to testimony that was critical of Governor Frank Murphy of (Michigan. That tlie president ha.s been wholly nisinformed, is obvious from his statc- ncnl," said Dies in a formal slate- ncnt of reply, "or he has not read the x'cord." Hope Star WEATHER. Arlaimas — Partly cloudy, cooler in northwest portion Wednesday night; Thursday fair, cooler in east portion. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 11 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26,1933 PRICE 5c COPY Racket-Busting Dewey Pitted Against Good Businessman Lehman While the results in many of the Nov. 8 election battles will be chiefly of local Interest, personalities or issues give some campaigns national significance. This Is the first of 10 articles outlining the situation In those states that arc being closely watched by national political leaders. PROSECUTION By Tin: AT Kalure Service NEW YORK.—The No. 1 politica hiutln of the year is the New Yorl governorship contest—racket-busting 36-yenr-old Thomas E. Dewey versu fiO-year-old Herbert H. Lehman, for iner banker, now serving his third tern as governor. It gets top ranking among nil 193! election struggles because: 1. Republican triumph in the state with the biggest electoral vote would be the greatest spur to G. O. P. hopes of winning the presidency in 1940. 2. The election of District Attorney Dewey, whose activities as a prosecutor have attracted rational notice, would make him an outstanding Republican presidential possibility. 3. Conversely, a Lehman victory would strengthen prospects of New York remaining in the Democratic column in 1940 and of the Democrats retaining control of the national administration. From a party standpoint. New York is ostensibly the richest single prize in the November elections because its electoral vole of 47 makes it the capstone in any national political structure. Its Vote Makes Presidents F. I). It. Hits Committee WASHINGTON. — (/I 1 ) — President Roosevelt came to the defense of Gov. Prank Murphy of Michigan Tuesday night against charges of "treason" made by witnesses before the House Committee on un-American Activities. Mr. Roosevelt took the occasion to give the committee a severe dressing- down, which included an accusation that It had let itself be "used in a flagrantly unfair attempt to influence un election," and had "made no effort to get at the truth." He referred specifically to testimony of last Friday by Judge Paul V. Gadola of a Michigan Circuit Court and John Barringer, former city manager of Flint, Mich., that Murphy had prevented the execution of a writ for the ejection of automobile sitdown strikers and had failed to give the city needed assistance. Barringer called the governors actions "treasonable." The text of the White House statement, including President Roosevelt's comment, follows; At his press conference Tuesday nf- tcrnoon, one of the newspaper men present asked the president the follow- ng question: Mr. Roosevelt: Arc you concerned vith the testimony that has been given eforc the Dies Committee, particular- y in the case of Governor Murphy, of Michigan? Testimony last week charg- d him with treasonable activities in. he settlement of the sitdown strikes n Michigan two years ago." The president: "Yes, I certainly am concerned with _hal kind of testimony. 1 would like to say something about it, but I think t probably would be better if I wrote something out instead of trying to talk extemporaneously." Later, the president dictated the fol- owing statement for the press: "I was very much disturbed. I was disturbed not because of the absurdly false charges made by a coterie of clis- Home Missions Are Stressed at Synod Session Wednesday Dr gruntled Republican against a profoundly office - holders religious, able 3*3 O In vhe.. 20 quadrennial Republican- Democratic contests since 1856, only two Presidents—Hayes in 1876 and Wilson in 191G—have been elected withou the support of New York state. Another poenlially "significant" can tlidacy is that of Representative Bruci Barton socking a second tci'nt in con gross. Barton, writer and "business man in poltics," is rated a possible Re publican presidential nominee. New York Republicans, with Dewe> slashing at Tammany, have made th fight on graft and crime a campaigr issue. Democrats counter that Leh man, who picked Dewey in 1935 t prosecute racketeering in New Yor city, has an excellent law cnforccmen record as well as a demonstrated gen eral capacity for the governorship. "The Strongest In Years" Republicans bank on Dewcy's popularity giving them "the best chance to win since 1920" when they last captured the governorship. Democrats boast that in drafting Lehman to run with Senator Robert Wagner, veteran labor legislator, and Representative James Mead, seeking the other seat in the United States senate, they have the / strongest ticket in years. Queerest development is the race for re-election to congress of John O'Connor, veteran Tammnyite, as a Republican nominee against New Deal-supported James Fay. O'Connor, on the Roosevelt "purge" list, was nosed out by Fay in the Democratic primaries Ttomorrow: Pennsylvania. Mother of Hope Man Succumbs in Camden CAMDEN, Ark. - Mrs. Isabel! •Brasinor, 71, of McNeil, died at th home of her daughter, Mrs. A. 1 McElvan'ey, here Friday. She was here for a visit. Besides Mrs McElvancy she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. J. W. Place of Hanna La.; four sons, William of Hope, Sam of McNeil, Harry of Waskum, Texas; and Richard Brasher of Llsi- nore, Ul. t ''Mrs. Is;:bcl!e Brasher, who died in Camden, is not related to Assistant arid law-abidinR governor; but because a congressional committee chnrgcc with hte responsibility of investigating un-American activiites should have permitted itself to be used in. a flagrantly unfair and un-American attempt to influence an election." . "^»-«»- » Duke of Rent Is Sent to Australia King George's Youngest Brother to Be Governor-General Robert F. Gribble of Austin, Texas, Is Speaker OFFICERS EL E C T E D Dr. E. C. Newton Is New Moderator; to Discuss College Debt Committee reports, an address by Dr. Robert F. Gribble, member of the faculty of the Austin, Texas, seminary, and emphasis on greater activity in home missionary work highlighted the morning session of the 86th annual meeting of the Arkansas Synod of the Presbyterian church here Wed nesdny. A report of the indebtedness of Ar kansa.s college, Batcsville, was to be read before the meeting Wednesda afternoon. It is understood that the indebted ness of the college has been reduce to $50,000 through a refunding agree incut worked out by John P Morrow chairman of the college's executiv committee and the debt committee o the Synod. Payment of the principal and interest has been guaranteed by the Synod. Officers Elected • Dr. C. E. Newton, pastor of First Presbyterian church of Pine Bluff, was elected moderator soon after the meeting opened Tuesday night. He succeeds C. A. Verbeck of Fort Smith. The Rev. John Parse of Dardanelle, was selected reading clerk, succeeding the Rev. John D. Spragins, Jr., of Pine Bluff. Ninety-five ministers and elders were registered for the opening program. 'Dr. 'J.-W. Hickman of Fort Smith, preached the initial sermon Special music was given by the young people's choir of First church of Tex- Hankow, Chinese Capital on Yangtze River, Falls to Japanese Japanese forces, inspired by the fall of Canton, Tuesday captured Uankow, above, until recently China's capital. As Japanese planes began to bomb and "ground-strafe" the city, most civilians and some troops were beginning the weary trek westward. China's new capital is 7000 miles westward on the Yangtze river at Chungglng (sec map, below). Japanese advance closed in on Hangow from north, cast and south, and mechanized units were in the suburbs. The city was cut off from its chief source of munitions and supplies when the Japanese seized weakly-defended Canton and cut the Hankow railroad. Supplies for Chinese armies must now come overland from French Indo-Cliina or Russia, as indicated by arrows on the map. Centrally located on the chief commercial routes, Hankow has frequently been embroiled in political troubles. The revolution of 1911 broke out in barracks near Hankow. In 1926 the city was the scene of mob disorders as it was captured by Nationalist forces. In 1931 martial law followed a Communist rising. In March of this year the Japanese bombed (lie city. With the approach of the Japanese, martial law was imposed on Hankow with the death sentence prescribed for looting. 'Dutch'Akers Said He Turned Crook, 'G'ManTestif ies U. S. Tenatively Rests in Harboring Trial of 7 Spa Residents. STATE'S EVIDENCE Woman Defendant's Statement Turns on the Other 6 Accused LITTLE ROCK—(j?)—A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent testified Wednesday in the Alvin Karpis harboring conspiracy trial that former Chief of Detectives Herbert (Dutch) Akers, of Hot Springs, one. of the seven defendants, told him that he, Akers, was "not the first officer in the United States who had gone crooked." On this testimony the government tentatively rested shortly after noon. District Attorney Fred A. Isgrig informed the court he felt he was ready to close but reserved the right to present additional witnesses, if necessary, at 2 p. m. LONDON, Eng.— (/I 1 )—The Duke of {cut, Britain's royal socialite, was appointed governor-general of Australia Tuesday in what was believed a move iy the British government to strengthen ties of the sprawling empire. The duke, 35 years old and youngest brother of King George VI, accompanied hy his duchess, the former Princess Marina of Greece, will go to Australia in November next year to succeed Lord Gowric. He probably will be accompanied by his two children, Prince Edward and Prnicess Alexandra. The official announcement said, "the king has been graciously pleased to approve of the appointment of hit royal highness, the Duke of Kent, as governor-general of the commonweal!! of Australia in succession to Lore Cowrie." As governor-general he will he lh<- personal representative of his brother King George. His duties will be larg ly ceremonial, for although exccutiv powers in Australia arc vested in tht king and exercised through the gov ernor-general, an executive counci 14 ministers holds the real power. The position pays 10,000 pounds (?50,MO) a year, and the term of office is or five years though the duke may not •emain that long. Home Mission Work The Synod Home Mission Committee Wednesday morning reported a large growth during the past few years in Arkansas, drawing a comparison in home missionary work today as that of 35 years ago when the Synod met in Hope. During the discussion of home mis- iionary work, it was emphasized that t was' the duty of the church to bring nen, women and children to salvation which is vital for the continued pro- ress and success of the church. The Rev. Otis Graham of Texarkana, who read the committee report on ionic missions, said that the Southern Presbyterian church was facing a challenge in this work and urged greater activity in this field of endeavor. Moderator Dr. E. C. Newton of Pine Bluff, and several other pastors, spoke briefly on home missions. The iSynod officially gave notice of the fact that the Pulaski Heights church in Little Rock was observing its 25th anniversary. Dr. H. H. McCaslin, pastor of the. Second Presbyterian church of Mem phis, Tenn., will deliver the sermon a Wednesday night's session at 7:3 o'clock. The meeting is expected to ad journ Thursday afternoon. Football Coach Bill Hope High School. Brasher of the Cake Walk There will be a cake walk at Providence school Friday, October 28. Everybody invited. The proceeds go to the school. DcAnn Pie Supper A pie supper will be held in the DoAnn school auditorium Friday nigh at 7 o'clock, Rcciepts from the pi auction will be used toward the pur chase of playground equipment. large crowd is expected. SUPPLY LINE FROM RUSSIA CHUNG-KING- fCKANGSHA (NEW CHINESE CAPITAL") 1 (ON LINE OF CHINA I ^Smr SOUTH SUPPLV • LINE FRENCH MOO-CHINA HONGKONG- BRITISH TREATY iSOL CHINA ©- So rough and difficult is the South China country traversed by the Japanese in the speedy conquest of Canton that pirates long have used it as a favorite hide-out. And yet Japanese soldiers averaged 15 miles a day n their march on Canton, The above picture is a striking example of how they combined manpower with horsepower to gel equipment and supplies over the mountainous region in the notable 10-day inarch. Some of the following statements are true, some are false. Which are which'/ 1. Lindbergh is a native of St. Louis, I 2. An oppidan is a species of turtle. 3. Commander Byril is a jxjlar explorer. 4. New Orleans is on the Gulf of Mexico. 5. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. Auswv >-s t1\ Classified I'iW Evangelism, Topic at M. E. Meeting Fellowship of Evangelism to Be Organized at 7:30 Wednesday At the mid-week service Wednesdaj at 7:30 o'clock the Fellowship of Evangelism will be organized at First Methodist church. All members who signed the fellowship of evangelism cards at the beginning of the recent revival are rcquestec to be present for this service Wedncs day night. The work of the Fellow ship of Evangelism will be fully ex plained at this time. The local church was the first ii Southern Methodism to employ th fellowship of evangels'm' cards, accord ing to Mr. Henry Denman, Secrctar of the Board of Evangelism of th Methodist Episcopal Church, South. A Thought Help thyself and God will help tlwo. -Herbert. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. R*(. W.* P»U OK, Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. In a private club, is a member expected to tip for dining room service'.' 2. Should tha barber and bootblack in a private club be tipped? o. Is it correct for Sarah Wright to have "Sajly" engraved on her visiting cards? 4. When a man entertains, do women owe him a party call? 5. When making a call, does a woman remove her wraps and gloves? What would you do if — You are using a person's name in a formal invitation or announcement. White— (a'l Mr. Jack Sanderson? (bl Mr. J. P. Sanderson? (c> Mr. John Paul Sanderson? Answers 1. No. 2. Yes. 3. No. 4. No. 5. No. Best "Wha Would You Do" solution— ic). (Copyright IMS, NEA Service. Iiu-.i Railroad Report Is Due Saturday Both Sides Agree to Extension From Thursday's Deadline WASHINGTON — (A 1 ) — President Seek New Trials in Negro Strike Three Accused of Posting Threatening Notices on Plantation Lloyd George in Munich Warning Germans Holds Jews as Hostages for Jewish Actions Abroad LONDON, Eng.—(fl 5 )—David Lloyd George broke his silence on the peace of Munich Wednesday to warn Prime Minister Chamberlain that it would end in a "war without friends" ior Grcc.t Britain. In his first speech since the Munich pact saved Europe's peace at the price of Czechoslovakia's dismemberment the war-time premier declared that this peace "was a bad peace, and a bad peace is no peace at all." Hankow Occupied SHANGHAI, China —(/P)— Japanese and foreign dispatches Wednesday night reported the Japanese army anc navy complete dthe occupation o: HJankow and her sister cities of Wu- chang and Hanyang. City Primary Set Nov. 30; Candidates Must File Oct. 31 Mayor, Treasurer, Four Aldermen to Be Nomin- ed This Time J. P. DUFFIE NAMED Appointed to City Committee, Succeeding Tom Coleman ^.^^ MEMPHIS, Tenn— W)—The South- Ro'oseveVt's" fact-finding board will crn Tenant Farmers Union said Wcd- avc until midnight Saturday to file report on the threatened railroad nesday it would seek new trials for three negroes convicted under Arkansas' "night riding" statute in con, nection with the posting of handbills Both management and labor spokes- 1 during the union's stay-at-home strike lien agreed to an extension of ti"' e - of cotton pickers. scheduled! trike. The report originally was o reach the White House some time Thursday. RooksberyCaseUp to Atty^Gen. Holt Labor Department Attorney Asks Holt for Official Opinion LITTLE ROCK—^>)—Attorney (Jen eral Jack Holt was asked \Vedncsd;i> to rule whether Labor Commissions Ed McKinley acted within his author ity October 17 in replacing Unemployment Compensation Director W. A. Rooksbery with Eli W. Collins. Walter L. Pope, attorney, for the de- iiKkeil Holt tti rule. The negroes were convicted in circuit court at Osceola Tuesday on charges of having written warnings, 'Stay out of the fields if you don't want to get in trouble" on the back of union handbills. The prosecution charged that these were posted 011 the R. C. Branch and Trice plantations in Mississippi county. Nazis Threaten Jews BERLIN, Germany—(/P)—The weekly organ fo the Nazi black-shirted SS Guards Wednesday attacked the Roman Catholic and Protestant Confessional Synod churches for their alleged unpatriotic attitude in the German- Czechoslovak crisis, and declared that Jews in Germany and Italy at "hostages." The paper, Das Schwarze Korps, s.'iid. 'Jews living in Germany and Italy are hostages given into our hands by ate so we may defend ourselves in the most effective manner against attacks by world Jewery." »• t » Georgia to See Green This Winter Hope Rotarians Are Guests at Texarkana Rotarians of the Hope Rotary club in attendance at Texarkana's annua inter-city meeting were: Ed F. Me Faddin, R. V. McGinnis. Frank Ward Nick Jewel, George Robinson, Terre Cornelius, Fred Cook and Rev. Vcrnon Hammond. The Democratic City Central Committee Wednesday announced November 30 as the date of the city Democratic primary election The office of mayor, city treasurer, and the posts of four alderman, one from each ward, will be at stake in the .ection. The central committee fixed mid- ight October 31 as the deadline for andidates to file party practice ledges and to pay ballot fees. Candidates may file their pledges nd also pay their fees to City Reorder, T. R. Billingsley, at the city all. The committee, headed by Ed Van ickle as chairman, and W. A. Lewis, .ecretary-treasurer, announced that J. Duffie had been appointed to suc- eed Tom ColeVrian, resigned, as com- littceman from Ward Two. *m I •' • Chemists' Discoveries Start Gem Rush State's Evidence LITTLE ROCK. —The government succeeded late Tuesday in introducing in United States District Court 'over trenuous defense objections a statement signed by Mrs. Al C. Dyer, one of even Hot Springs residents charged with conspiracy to harbor Alvin Karpis, in which she expressed belief the gangster and his mob were in league with Mrs. Grace Goldstein, under pro- ection of the "city administration" in 1335 and 1936. , Federal Judge Trimble instructed the iurors repeatedly during reading of the statement that they were not to con- "ider any.p^rt-'oi'it as: eVideniBe-against , nny of the""' defendants except !: : Mrs. Dyer. Defense lawyers, objected to reading of the statement oh the grounds that it would prejudice the jury against the other defendants. They charged it was 'mfcde after the alleged conspiracy had ended. The statement was drafted by John L. Madala and D. P. Sullvan, special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was signed by Mrs. Dyer in Hot Springs May 6,1937, during the F. B. I. investigation into an alleg- d conspiracy to harbor the one-time Public Enemy No. 1 in and near the resort city in 1935 and 1936. Judge Trimble and lawyers retired to chambers away from the jury for half an hour to discuss the statement when the defense objected to it being reaed. At one point during the conference in chambers, an agreement was reached that the statement be reaed after objectionable phrases were deleted. Henry Donham, lawyer for Mrs. Dyer, insisited that if the statement was permited to be read, that it be read in its entirety. Overruled by Court Following reading of the statement, Grover T. Owens, defense lawyer, moved unsuccessfully for a 'mistrial. He made the motion on the grounds that the court had admitted a statement made more than a year after end of the alleged conspiracy and one which created prejudice in the jurors' minds that could not be removed by court instructions to disregard. The statement brought ou that Mrs. The hyena's jaws are strong enough In iTU':h hard bum's. ATHENS, Ga. —(£>) — Regardless o what the fashion experts decree Agronomist E. D. Alexander say bright green is going to be the color 01 Georgia farms this winter. "The .secret of obtaining the vigh shades of green," he explained, "is t plant plenty of winter legumes, sue a.-- Austrian winter peas, hairy vete and clover." In addition to providing a good cole effect, Alexander went on, these cro| will protect the land from winter eros. ion. build up fertility and provide va" uablo stock feed. HONOLULU, T. H. — (>P) — Amateui jrospcctors are hurrying to the rugged Waiaiiae mountains near here to scare! lor semi-precious stones, following discoveries there by two chemists. Thesi chemists — Alexander Cornelison am Howard Cooi^cr — picked up yellow to \Mn, red jasper, bloodstones, olivine av.d opals which have been valuet at $1.500. The chemists made their finds whil searching for bauxite, a mineral use in clarifying sugar syrup. Dyer expressed belief Mrs. Goldstein and Hot Springs police were assisting Karpis in his efforts to avoid arrest during conversation with Loftis in late November, 1935, after the gangster and his lieutenant, Fred Hunter, moved from her cottage on Lake Hamilton and after F. B. I. agents had made inquiries of her regarding the gangsters. )ef ense Queries End in Spy Case lounsel for Woman Fails to Suppress Government Testimony NEW YORK—m—Counsel for red\aired Johanna Hofmann, 20, alleged courier for a German spy ring ui this country, Wednesday finished cross- examination of the government's key witness, Guenther Gustav Rumrich. Defense Lawyer George C. Dix vainly moved for suppression of evidence taken by federal agents from Fraulein Hofmann's stateroom aboard the North German Lloyd liner Europa, where she was employed as a hairdresser at the time c-f her arrest last February. The border between Poland and Li huania never has been officially se tied since two states were brougl into lioinK after the World War. Cotton NEW ORLEANS — iT) — December cotton opened Wednesday at 3.62 and cbsed at 8.61. Spot cotton closed steady three points up, middling 8.71.

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