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Announce Program of Builders School for City Hall Monday Program for Rural Builders and Prospective Home- Owners Will Begin at 10 o'clock Following is <i complete program ot the Builders School, which is sponsored by the Agricultural Extension Service, to be held Monday, October 31, beginning at 10 a. m., according to Mclva Bullington and Oliver L Adams county extension agents: Karpis Harboring Case Goes to the Jury on Saturday .Defense Claims Mrs. Goldstein Innocent of Any Conspiracy ADMIT "HARBORING Opposing Counsel Close Arguments in Federal District Court . LITTLE ROCK—Defense lawyers told a jury in United States District Court Friday that Grace Goldstein, common law wife of gangster Alvin Karpis, was guilty of harboring the one time Public Enemy No. 1 in Hot Springs in 1035 and 193G but they vigorously denied any conspiracy on her purl or Ofi the part of three other defendants to conceal his movements. Drew Bowers, lawyer for Herbert (Dutch) Akers, former Hot Springs chief of detectives, and Cecil Brock, former police lieutenant, charged dur- ;ing an impassioned 50-minule plea that the government was trying "lo harass the city administration of Hot Springs by prosecuting ordinary policemen of the town." Final arguments in the 10-day-old trial began at 1:30 p. m. after the defense had taken the court by surprise by resting its case after introducing only three witnesses. The case is expected to go to the jury about noon Saturday after final picas by Grover T. Owens, lawyer for Joe Wokclin, former Hot Springs chief of detectives, and United Stales Attorney Fred Isgrig. Mr. Owens has been allotted an hour while Mr. Isgrig js down for an hour and 45 minutes. Court will convene at 9 a. m, Belittle Conspiracy ."She is guilty of harboring Karpis," Sam Robinson, co-counsel for Mrs. Goldstein, said during a 40-minute plea for her. "She has never denied that. But she is not on trial for that. "If they (the government) want to charge her with harboring let them charge her with Uiat. It seems to me that they have made a mistake." (The maximum sentence an a straight hnrboriivg charse is six months The maximum sentence on a charge of conspiracy to harbor is two years.) Mr. Robinson appealed to the jurors not to let the fact that Mrs. Goldstein is )an admitted prostitute and operator of houses of prostitution influence them in this case. "if she is being tried of being a Woman of easy virtue then we plead guilty," he said, "but this is not the ease you are being asked to try. "May 1 again remind you, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that she is being charged in this case with conspiracy to harbor Alvin Karpis." "Witchcraft Persecution" Mr. Bowers likened the Karpis harboring conspiracy trial to the persecution of old women for witchcraft in Ne\y England in the early history of this country. He supplemented Mr. Robinson's rc- ,mark.s by telling the jurors again that Mrs. Goldstein was not being tried on it charge of prostitution and the Hot Springs officers were not being tried on charges of permitting it. "Of course prostitution existed in Hot Springs," he said. "Prostitution lias existed forever, "If they tried these police officers mi charges of permitting prostitution, they would have to try every city in the country." .. Mr. Bowers, a devout Republican, unconsciously took occasion during his plea to take a few shots at government spending. Referring to previous remarks by Assistant United States Attorney Leon B. Catlett that the government had spent a considerable amount of money in working up the case, Mr. Bowers said: "If the government has spent an unusual amount of money on this case, it will not be the first time that money has been spent unwisely by the government. If they waste this money on a wild will o' the wisp prosecution then it won't be any different from a lot of other wild schemes the government has invested its money in." Mr. Bowers charged the government with "unholy prosecution" of Cecil Brock, claiming there was not "one scintilla" of evidence against him. Speaking of Akers, he asked the jury: "Are you going to send him to the pen because he failed to do something which the F. B. I. with all its machine guns, tear gas and power failed to do'.'" "Akers has tried in the best way he could to help these F. B. I. men am what arc the thanks he gets? They 1. The House Plan Service, Melva OBullington, home demonstration agent. 2. Blueprints, Extension Forester. 3. Foundations and Stone Walls and Demonstration Mixtures of MorUir, etc., Fred Vcnrick, representative of Portland Cement association. ' 4. Log Walls, Extension Forester, hinking, seasoning, selection of poles, proper methods of cutting from woodlot. 5. Roofs—painting, insulation, and ventilation, Fred Venrick. G. Floor Plans and Interior Room Arrangement and finishes and storage, Vlclva Bullinglon. 7. Electricity, Water Supply and' Sewage Disposal, Fred Venrick. 8. Rural Electrif ion lion in Hempstead County, Frank J. Hill, Hempstead county director, Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative corporation. 9. Summary—which includes general appearance of farmstead arrangement and landscaping, Oliver L. Adams, county agricultural agent. 10. General summary, H. F. Rider, county judge. Part of Football Fence Destroyed Fire Early Saturday Morning Destroys 50 Feet of Wood Fence WEATHER. Arkansas—Mostly chuty, probably local thundershoweni*.east portion Svtitfctoy night and Sunday; cooler Sunday. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 14 HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29,1938 PRICE 5c COPY NAZIS ASK COLONIES Bobcais Turn Back Camden Panthers, 13 to 6 o <—— ——• — — : ; f_ . ' , Ifi ±B Part of the east fence surrounding the Hope High School football field was destroyed by fire at 4:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Persons in authority expressed the opinion the board fence was purposely fired by disgruntled football fans who have given officers trouble in climb- Ing the fence or knocking off pailings to witness games without paying the admission price. Debris had been cleared from the fence as a precaution against grass and woods fire. Investigation showed the fence apparently had been fired in three separate places. No arrests have been made. Approximately 50 feet of the fence was destroyed. The Hope Fire Department extinguished the blaze. Spectacular Drive in Second Period Feature of Battle Bobcats March 70 Yards To Score In Second Quarter • ARE SLOW TO START Fumble In First Few Minutes Paves Way for Camden Score Smuggled Goods in Judge's Residence , .. ~.~~. , * -- '•" *'/ .Parisian -Finery Brought in by Foreign Commercial Attache 56 Die in Great Fire at Marseille, France MARSEILLE, France-(/P)—The of- 'icial death list from Friday night's 'ire mounted to 56, and it was feared the toll might reach 100. Besides those known dead many are missing, particularly in the Nouvelles allarics do Paris department store, where the fire started. Firemen said there were heaps, of bodies at the bottom of the staircase which collapsed. NEW YORK— (IP)— Susloms agents continued Friday night to inspect the wardrobe of the wife of state Supreme Court Justice Edgar J. Laucr, searching, they said, for Parisian finery allegedly smuggled into this country by a commercial attache of the Nicaraguan government. Mrs. Laucr visited the federal appraisers' stores for two hours and stood by while agents examined the contents of four large valises taken "rom the Laucr apartment Friday light. Federal officials declined to com- nenl, except to say no charge had >ec nmade against the justice or his wife. Their apartment was raided by eight agents after a warrant was issued at the request ot Assistant United States Attorney Joseph L. Delaney. The commercial attache, Albert N. -haperau, was held under $20,000 bail, was accused of posing as a personal representative ot the Nicaraguan consul lo avoid a customs inspection of nine pieces of luggage he brought nto tins country from France October 7. An affidavit by Rose Weber, former maid at the Lauer home, asserted that Chapernau later. gave Mrs. Dauer a suitcase and a hat box full of Parisian garments and ornaments. Justice Laucr denied knowledge of the garments and accused the maid of telling an "exaggerated and distorted story." He said the maid was seeking revenge because of his dislike for Hit- ler'and because he had discharged, her. (Continued on Page Three) Some of the following statements are true, and some false. Which are which? 1. Antwerp is the capital of Belgium. 2. Edward John Morion Drax Plunkctt is the name of a famous British writer. 3. A'caravel is a kind of musical instrument. 4. Hitler became Germany's dictator in 1933. 4. The tomb of George Washington is ut Mounl Vernon. wi CJussil'icd Page Italy Concedes a Point to Germany Hitler Opposes Hungarian Annexation of Independent Ruthenia ROME Italy—(#•)—Premier Benito Mussolini expressed Friday unusual optimism on prospects for appeasement in Europe before a crowd celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Fascisl march on Rome which conversations were started between the partners in the Rome-Berlin axis. "The clearing of the political horizon is becoming accentuated and is continually becoming more vast and promising," he said in a brief address from the balcony of Palazzo Venezia. "Bui we Fascists continue and will continue to march with the same inflexible energy with which we marched in the eve of that never-to-be-forgotlen October." German Foreign Minister von Rib- bentrop conferred Friday with Italian Foreign Minister Ciano on the joint attitude of the Rome-Berlin partnership toward Hungary's claim on Czechoslovakia for Rulhenia. It was expected Rome and Berlin would agree on a settlement of the question by plebiscites. 71ie impression prevailed that Reichcfuehrer Hitler's opposition to creation of a joint Hungarian-Polish frontier by Hungarian annexation o Ruthenia would prevail. By LEONARD ELLIS The Hope High School football team spotted Camden a touchdown in the first five minutes of play and then came from behind to win a conference battle here Friday night, 13 to G. The Bobcats, completely outplayee and held on the defense throughou the opening quarter, came to lif< in the second period and engineered a spectacular 70-yard drive to score anc kick extra point to lead at the half 7 to ,G. The Bobcats scored their other marker on the opening play in the fina quarter, Dean Parsons, plunging across from the five-yard mark after a 40- yard running attack that advanced the ball to the five as the third quarter ended. Scoring for Hope were Coleman and Parsons. Camden's touchdown was scored by Captain Taylor. i Start With Rush The Panthers took advantage of the first break in the game, which result- ad in their lone touchdown. Bobby Ellen went back to punt for Hope and fumbled on the 15-yard line, Camden recovering. Three line plays gave the Panthers a first down on Hope's five where Captain Taylor, right-halfback, ripped through the line to score. An attempted pass for extra point failed. The only other serious scoring threat by the Panthers came in the opening quarter. Camden recovered Hope fumble on the Panther 40 and from tluit point drove for 58 yards m a scries of short passes and plunges to Hope's 2-yard line where the Bob- cais repulsed the attack and took possession as the quarter ended. Hope Comes lo Life Parsons got off a long punt to Smith who was clowned on his 45. The Panthers were unable to gain and im- ncdiatcly kicked lo Sonny Murphy who was brought down on his 30. The .icle turned as Coleman, Parsons, Bunly and Murphy hustled straight 'down the field on a series of line plays that advanced the ball to Camden's 15 where Parsons tossed to Coleman who raced the remaining 15 yards to.score. Jimmy Taylor sent the ball through the uprights to put Hope in the lead, 7 tofi. Taylor kicked off to the Panthers, the ball sailing to the Camden goal line, but was returned to the 15. Murphy intercepted a pass a few plays later on the Camden 35. Parsons smacked the line for a short gain and then tossed three passes which failed to find their mark. Camden took the ball and passed to midfield as the half ended, The Third Quarter Camden took the kickoff to start the last half. Neither team was able to do much with the ball till late in the quarter when Coleman of Hope took Smith's bad punt on the Camden 35. Parsons and Bundy drove for a first down on the Panther 25. Parsons tossed to Turner, a 15- yard gain, to place the ball on the 10. Parsons and Coleman made five yards as the quarter ended. On the first play in the final period Parsons shot over his left guard to score. Jimmy Taylor's kick for extra point fell short by inches. Neither team threatened again until Hope intercepted a Panther pass late in the quarter on the Camden 35. Parsons tore through the line twice for consecutive five-yard gains to put the ball on the 25. He was held to two s O n the next attempt, but picked up seven on the next try. Bundy made u short gain for first down on the Cumden 12. Parsons drove for three and Baker made two. Parsons advanced four more yards. On fourth down Parsons ripped through the line lo cross the goal, the ball being knocked from his arms with Camden recovering. The Panthers took possession, made a first clown on a pass play on their own 15. Three more plays followed and the gun ended the battle. The Statistics Cumden made a total of 11 first clowns to Hope's nine. Six of the Panthers first downs were made in the opening quarter. The Panthers attempted 24 passes, completed nine anc had six intercepted. Hope attempted 12, completed three and had none intercepted. Hope drew 30 yards ir penalties while the Panthers lost 10 School Closing at Day ton Is Blocked Ohio City's Schools Exhaust. Funds But Obtain 1 Injunction DAYTON, Ohio—(/PJ—Common Pleas Judge Null M. Hodapp Saturday is sued a temporary restraining orde prohibiting the Dayton Board of Edu cation from closing the city's schools to 34,000 students. The board ordered open its doors as usual Monday, to continue school op erations pending a hearing on a per manent injunction to prevent clos ing. The petition was filed by Richar Wilhrow, only dissenting member o the board which ordered the closin because of a bare treasury and 50,000 defecit. New Deal Is on Defensive in Eastern Senatorial Elections Primaries' Losses May Be Just the Beginning of Tide (Continued on Page Three? Pupo LijjborJleet Next Friday Nigh State and National Labo Representatives to Speak Local labor officials Friday night met with large delegations representing virtually all the trade 'and industries located in Hope, Routine matters were discussed and officers for a wood-workers local were elected. One factory's delegation reported it was nearing completion of its organizing and requested a charter. Complaints of violation of Section Seven of the Wagnor Labor Act were placed on file. The public is invited to attend a mass meeting to be held at Hope city hall Friday night, November 4, at which time local, state and national labor leaders will be the principal speakers. A delegation from Malvern and Texarkana is expected. The policy of the American Federation of Labor is expected to be discussed. The meeting is in charge of W. F. Hutchens, the federation's local representative, and J. W. Anderson, business agent for the United Brick and Clay Workers of America. Among the accommodations of the liner Queen Mary are kennels of every size to accommodate every sort of dog. MIND Tour MANNERS T.M.B*c.V.«r*lCM. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. Should you join a hunting trip if you are- going to bo "persnickerty" about roughing jt? 2. Should women who join men on such trips expect special consideration because of their sex? 3. Should you be generous with praise for the others' prowess? 4. Should you be careful not to bore friends with details and pictures of your trip? 5. Should you be sure of the interest of your guests before you start showing them your family movies? What would you do if— Your host insists'on spending the entire evening showing pictures and telling of his recent travels or exploits in which you have only a casual interest? (a) Try to get liim off the subject by telling of your travels? Ib) Listen interestedly? Ic) Make an excuse to leave after a time? Answers 1. No. 2. No, 3. Yes. 4. Yes. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(b), or (c) if it is not pbvious. (Copyright 1938, NEA Service, Inc.) Political Observers Estimate G. 0. P. Gains at Four Seats OHIO, BATTLE-FIELD New York Seat Depends on Lehman-Dewey Contest By RODNEY DUTCHEB Hope Star's Washington Correspondent (WASHINGTQN,f~Down the aisle next Janudary to take oath for another term will march all, or nearly all, those senators for whose 1938 defeat Roosevelt and New Dealers hoped. They are senators who participated in the fight against the Court plans and other anti-administration revolts. But the New Deal loyalists won't be doing so well. Primary defeats :.o£ Senators Pope of'Idaho, able,* sincere New Dealer, and McAdoo of California, plus withdrawal of Dietrich of Illinois, a "rubber stamp," made that result fairly certain. Now the election outlook indicates sdmtewhat heavier weather for pro-Roosevelt Democratic candidates than for insurgents. Results of senatorial contests will indicate trends more accrately than others. Senators run on their records —and that of their party—in Washing- tion. Governors run on their records of state administration. Issues m congressional districts are likely to be localized. Senators must depend on votes from rural as well as urban districts. Except in the South, where incumbents are being returned en masse, senatorial candidates are bound to feel any backwash against the New Deal this year. Democrats think recent business upturn will save them Senate seats. Republicans believe low farm prices and other factors give them at least a fighting chance in 10 or a dozen campaigns against Democrats. A recent poll of political leaders and top-flight political writers averaged a guess that the G. O. P. would gain four seats. Democrats Worry About Three .Seats of Senators McGill of Kansas, Duffy of Wisconsin and Bulkley of Ohio are in danger. Republicans also hope to make gains by beating Senators Fred Brown of New Hampshire and Elbert D. Thomas of Utah. The five are arministration men. G. O. P. leaders also claim at least a "fighting chance" to beat Democratic candidates in New Jersey, California, South Dakota, Oregan, Conncticut, Iowa and Colorado. They expect to hold the Senate seats of Davis in Pennsylvania, Nye of North Dakota and Gibson of Vermont. Democrats claim to be worried only about McGill, Duffy and Bulkley. In New York Senator Robert F. Wagner, "father" of social security and labor legislaton, and Congressman James M. Mead, running respectively for the long and short term against Republicans John Lord O'Brian and Edward F. Corsi are believed sure to win unless Governor Lehman is defeated for re-electon by District Attorney Dewey, who is expected to lead the G. O. (P. ticket. Wagner boasts of New Deal reforms and O'Brian challenges him to defend the record on federal spending, unemployment and Wagner's National Labor Relations Act. Both Democratic candidates are back ed by the American Labor Party, the A. F. of L. and Mayor LaGuardia. O'Brian is former federal assistant attorney general who recently defended TVA before the Supreme Court. Corsi is a former commissioner of immigration. In Pennsylvania it's a question whether the social and labor legislation of Gov. George Earle's administration will outweigh recent scandals in voters' minds as they choose between Earle and Senator James J. 'Puddler" Davis. Earleu's chances seem poorer than those of Charles A. Jones, Demorcatic candidate for governor. Defeat of the ticket presu!mfcbly wouldn't break the hearts of Boss- Senator Joe Guffey or John L. Lewis, . . . John Lord O'Brian, Republican, for the long term. In New York, Sen. Warner ia opposed by Robert • For the short Senate' term. Rep. James Mead ... Germany Demands Colonies Lost in War Be Returned Declaration Made by. Hitler's Deputy for \' Colonial Matters ECONOMIC SESSION? French Party Supports . Commercial Pact Sug-' • gested by F. D. R. LADEBURG, Germany —(/P>— Germany demands the return of all her colonies, without exception, taken from her by the Versailles treaty, General Franz Ritter von .Epp, governor of Bavaria, Adolf Hitler's deputy for colonial matters, declared Saturday. . Ask Economic Conference MARSEILLE, France—{/P)—Premier Edouard Daladier's Radical-Socialist party called Saturday for a world, economic conference "in accordance *| with the wishes of President Roox-4^- velt" ' ^ The party congress, in a resolutjpnjj- ' on foreign policy, declared that •fon" *'< such a conference depended better'-?, relations between Great Britain and 11 ', France on the one hand, and Germany -. and Italy on the other. H$^ President Roosevelt, in a telegram^ to the International Chamber of Cpm-* rt merce council session at Paris October! . . .opposed Edward Corsi, Re, publican nominee. , (Continued on Page Three) Pennsylvania's Gov. Earle geeks to unseat , George' . . . the incumbent Republican, Sen. James J, Davis, ' of'natural and "profitable, relations between countvtaf' sential to the "establishment satisfactory and secure world order," The message did not specifically mention a world conference. Accident Probed by Prescott Officers Howard ' Wake, 18, of Rosston Knocked From Fender, Killed PRESCOTT, "Ark — Sheriff Brad Bright Friday was investigating the automobile accident in which Howard Wake, 18, received fatal injuries Thursday. Wake died in a local hospital several hours after the mishap. WaXe was said to have been riding on a car fender when the car was"» sideswiped by another antomobile, TJi£ $ youth was knocked about 20 feet from the 'car. Wake was the son of Harry Wake, of Rosston. ; ' New Jersey Harbour, Rep. against B u I k- ley, Dem. England Is Appointed Guarantee Mutual Agent Wayne H. England of Hope has been appointed general agent for the Guarantee Mutual Life company and will maintain headquarters in Tex- arkaiia. He will have charge of 20 northeast Texas counties. He will have an office in Texarkana National Bank building. Mr. and Mrs. England and their small .son are making their home at 1224 Pine street, Texarkana, Texas. Cotton NEW ORLEANS —(/PJ— December cotton opened Saturday at 8.66 and closed at 8.66-67. Spot cotton closed steady two points up, middling 8.77. Plan for Big Crowd at Halloween Dance Members of the Hope Country club Saturday made preparations to entertain a large crowd at the halloween frolic to be held at the club house Monday night. y Plans to decorate the clubhouse were being made. Halloween stunts also were being discussed. For the occasion, Ben Burton and his 12-piece negro orchestra of Shreveport, have been engaged. The dance begins at 10 p. m. Ihe public is invited. A Thought God hath promised pardon to him that repenteth, but he hath not promised repentance to him that sinncth.—Aivselm. Richberg Would Amend Labor Act Needs to Be"Two-Sided" —Declares Railway •-:,:•/ Act Is "Ideal" WASHINGTON — (ff) — President Roosevelt heard from Donald R, Kichberg Friday that the Wagner labor act should be revamped to end "industrial warfare." The former.NRA administrator and, one-time' lawyer for railway unions was a luncheon guest at the White -veltnerarcsl shrdlu gvbgqjk shrdlu House. He said afterward that he had discussed operation of the labor law with the executive. , -. "I am very sympathetic with the ** Wagner act," Richberg declared, "but/, & I think it should be revised so as toi'i-* bring in more mediation and co-op- -^ eration. We can't have any permanent improvement unless we can get the machinery to iron out industrial conflicts without continual warfare. , "It needs to be a two-sided effort. It should not only help labor but it should give some security and certainty to management after contracts have been signed." Saying the law should "go beyond the question of unfair labor practices," Richberg added that "it can't be just a one-sided affair." He said the railway labor act, which provides a means of mediating rail labor disputes and requires deadlocked disputants to maintain existing conditions for 60 days after the president appoints a board to determine the facts seemed the ideal way to enql industrial strife. Mr. Roosevelt had disclosed at his press conference earlier that the board he appointed under this act on Sej>- , tember 27, in an effort to avert a'' threatened strike of approximately 1,000,000 rail workers against a pry" posed 15 per cent wage reduction, would file its report with him at 12;30 p. im. Saturday.

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