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Barton Abandons His Fight to Purchase Radio^Station KTHS Station to Remain in Hands of Hot Springs C. of C.— Barton to Get First Chance If Ever Sold at Later Date WASHINGTON.-(.<P>-T. H. Barton, of El Dorado, abandoned Thurstlny his nllempl to obtain radio station KTHS, of Hot Springs, under a purchase agreement negotiated in 1936 " Voyage to Alaska Is Recounted by Former Hope Girl Rebecca Norton Tells of 1,000-Mile Trip Into the Arctic The announcement WHS made nl n Communications Commission hearing jcforo ExaYiVincr George Hill on application for transfer of the station's iccnso from Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce to Barton. Barton agreed to drop Die contest provided the chamber of commerce agreed to give him a 90-day option to )Urchase or lease KTHS if the cham- jor should decide to sell or lease nt my time within the next 10 years. In such event Barton would meet the lighcst figure offered for the station. ARKANSANS THERE Mrs. Howard, of Emmet, Claude Hurst, Are Stationed in Alaska The following account of a (rip (o Alaska this last .summer wiw given to the Business & Professional Women's club of Little Rock recently by Miss Rebecca Norton (,f that city, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Norton of Hope. The account its published here is divided into two articles, (he second to appear tomorrow. «y REBECCA NORTON There are many highly advertised cruises to Alaska, but the two most popular are the Southeaster nand the Southwestern. Alaska has a panhandle. A narrow strip of territory, not over 20 miles wide in many places, which runs down the side of Canada. This is the part which is referred to as Southeastern Alaska. A maze of mountainous islands frmge the coast line. The famous Inside Passage lies !>ctweo nthc Islands and the mainland. Promoted from the breakers and swells of the Pacific Ocean one may "sail sheltered seas" for a distance of a thousand miles, untroubled by the slightest touch of sea-sickness, midst scenes of matchless granducr. This is the longest protected water-way in the world. Juncau, tho capital of Alaska, is located in Southeastern Alaska. Over half the population of all Alaska if concentrated in this small area. In 1936 the estimated population of Alaska was 62,000—less than the population of Little Rock, Ark. On the Southeastern Cruise one sails due North from Seattle, through the inside passage to Skagway—a distance of one thousand miles. Oni of the navigators told me that there were so irvst^y islands that Uicre were one thousand possible changes o course in that distance. On the Southwestern Cruise the ship sails due North from Seattle, through the inside passage to Juncau, then turns west, crossing tho Gulf of Alaska to Scward It was the Southwestern Cruise tha I decided to take. August 4tii was a lovely, cool, sunny day in Seattle. Exactly at noon the SS Ml. MeKinlcy pulled slowb away from Pier 2, Elliolt Bay, anc headed North of Puget Sound. Mi- Rainier, plainly visible in the East, made a gorgeous background for Seattle's receding skyline. On the 'west was the Olympia Peninsula and the saw-toothed Olympic Mountains. All afternoon we sailed along between wooded shores. From the very beginning this cruise is a beautiful one. So poor an idea did I have of steamship travel that 1 fully expected to wake up in Alaska a distance of seven hundred miles the following morning. Imagine my surprise to learn that we were still between Vancouver Island an dthe mainland of British Columbia. It was about three in the afternoon when we reached the end of the three hundred mile long island and entered Queen Charlotte Sound. There 1 obtained my first unbroken view of the Pacific Ocean, For about an hour or two the swells from the ocean git a full .sweep at us, but it was such a beautiful day that it produced only a gentle rolling of the boat that I found rather pleasant. Then we swung "inside" again. Late in the afternoon we passed Bella Bella, once a Hudson Bay Trading Post, and now ;• fising village. The hundreds of fishing bouts on the water gave the appearance of a city built on water rather than on land. . All ton soon the late northern twilight deepened into night and blotted out the beauty of wooded mountains rising sheer from thewater's edge. On reaching the deck Saturday morning I noticed that the light houses still had red tops, and that meant they were Canadian light houses. About 10 o'clock 1 sa wone ahead that had a btyick top, and realized that at last we were about to enter Alaskan waters. At two that afternoon we docked at the first port of call in Alaska, Kctchican. Kctchican is Alaska's metropolis, having a population of 6,000. It is the fisherman's capital. During the fishing season five thousand fishing boats come in there at night. A large part of the city is built on piers right out' on the wa'ter, so the ship docks literally in the middle of the town. It was good to be on land for a few hours. The first thing I did was to find a Mrs. Howard, the proprietor of a curio shop there. Mrs. Howard is from Emmet, Ark., and I had messages for her from friends in Arkansas. We spent a very pleasant hour discussing, the mutual friends we had. It is strange how eager we arc to find our own people when we are fai away from home. Through the middle of Ketchikan runs Ketchikan creek. On the return trip 1 saw the salmon run and jump in this creek. In Ketchikan I saw my first totem poles. I thought they were hideous, but they arc also veiy inter? No Appeal for 2 in Karpis Hearing Convictions of Joe Wakelin and Mrs. Goldstein Will Stand LITTLE ROCK—(/T'l-Grovcr Owens and Sam Robinson, attorneys for two of the four Hot Springs residents convicted of conspiracy to harbor Alvin Karpis, announced Thursday they would not appeal from the two-yom prison sentences given their clients by a federal court jury here last week. Chief Joe Wakelin, and Robinson is co-counsel for Grace Goldstein, Karpis' common-law wife. Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas—Showers Thursday night and Friday; cooler Friday in west, and in central portions Thursday night. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 18 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3,1938 PRICE 6c COPY MADRID BOMBARD Feeders Supply to Have Anniversary Special Sales Event to Be Held Saturday, November 5 The Feeders Supply company, located on South Walnut street, will observe its first anniversary this Saturday. For this occasion and in appreciation of the wonderful acceptance given the company, the Feeders Supply co'nvpany will hold an anniversary sale. Special prices will prvail on merchandise throughout the .store. As a service institution to the community, the Feeders Supply company, headed by Bob Griffin as manager, and supported by Lester Hucknbce and Perry Moses, have brought .some of the finest baby chicks obtainable to Hgmpstijijd county. By maintaining a free poultry and livestock service, they have by actual comparative feeding demonstrations, proved the value and low cost of Checkcrbard feeds. The company's grcery department is well-stocked with high quality merchandise. Two new items will IMJ offered the public during the anniversary sale—Page's Big Four Flour and Banquet Flour by Page Mills and Fluffo Shortening by Procter & Ga'm'blo. British Endorse Pact _With Italy P a r 1 i a m e n t Supports Chamberlain by Vote of 345 to 138 LONDON, Eng.(.-T)— Prime Minister Chamberlain won an overwhelming victory Wednesday night in the House of Commons which approved, S-IS to 138, his determined decision to bring the April 16 Anglo-Italian friendship pact into operation. Before the vote Chamberlain declared the Spanish war was 'no longer a 'm'cnacc to the peace of Europe," and urged parliamentary approval of immediate effectiveness of hi.s accord with Premier Mussolini. No date has been set for the treaty to become cffecliv but political observers believe November 15 the most likely day. Sharp opposition developed in the House, however. Anthony Eden, who resigned last February 20 as foreign secretary because of dissalifaction with Chambeilam's5K>h,cjgsiaccused Italy of lacking good faith. Arfjwir Greenwo Luboulc, sajd the price of the Anglo- Italian ageen\en^3igncd tho day before last E.»stef lo ls going to be paid by the people " At five we left Ketchikan and tinucd our Northward journey. (Continued on Page Tliree) Printing Firms at LR f Consolidated Is Merged ng Print- Litho. Co. Blytheville Team Highest Scoring Machine in State Chicks to Work Out Under Lights Here Thursday Night BANQUET FOR HOPE Bobcat Squad to Be Guests at Annual Gridiron Dinner Fly LKONARD ELLIS The Blylhov'ille High School football team, due to arrive in Hope Thursday afternoon, boast the highest scoring machine in Arkansas football this sea- mi. The Chicks have rolled up a total of 28G points in seven ga'mes for an average of 41 points per contest. The Chicks scored 202 points in three of their seven games, defeating Piggott 73 to 0; Clarksville 78 to 0; and Cath- olc High of Little Rock, 51 to 6. The team will limber up in a drill at Mammons stadium Thursday night while the Bobcats are guests at the annual gridiron dinner of the Young Business Men's Association at Capital hotel. All members of the association arc urged to attend the dinner where W. S. Atkins, newly-elected prescient of the association, will be the principal speaker. The program begins at 7:30 o'clock. Drill On Defense Coach Foy Hammons has drilled his team this week on Blytheville formations in an effort to stop Russ Moscly, left halfback and captain of the Chicks, and also the end-around plays of Dan Warrington and Starling Young . The Hope squad will be in good shape with the exception of Tackle Norman Green who has already missed three days of practice because of 'm'alaria. Green, however, may l)o ready by game-time Friday night. If not, Wesley Calhoun, is likely to gel the call at tackle. The Bobcats will be outweighed 7 pounds to the man in the forward wall and 8 pounds to the man in the backfield. The Chick line averages 188 to Hope's 181. The Blytheville backiicld averages 170 to Hope's 162. If fair weather prevails, one of the largest crowds of the season is expected as this is the first time in the history for the Blytheville Chicks to appear in southwest Arkansas. Many fans are expected to come here from Nashville, old home town of Joe Dildy, Chickasaw coach. Many are expected from Prescott as the Wolves hit the road Thursday morn- ng for Paragould. The game also is expected to attract fans from Texar- Iwina. Roy Anderson, finance chairman oi the athletic committee, announced that n few reserve seats and also box scats :it either end of the Hope seating section were available at reduced prices Box seats also can be purchased on the visitor's side of the field. In the Conference As Arkansas High School tca'm's gi into the November conference schedule this week, Pine Bluff, defending champions, will be up against a toucl North Little Rock squad at JorcUu stadium in Pine Bluff. The game will be the seventh conference lilt for the striped mules am we predict they will te on the winning side, 14 to 7. Fordyce at Little Rock. The Tigers can take it easy in this one to prepan for Pine Bluff the following week. Ciimden at Hot Springs. The Trojans, 19 to 0. El Dorado at Russellville. The Wildcats by five or more touchdowns. Marianna at Jonosboro. The Golden Hurricane team has won seven straight and should come through by four or five touchdowns in this game. Muskogce at Fort Smith. The Griz- /J>es, 13 to 0. Clarksville at Forrest City. Forrest City by four touchdowns. Blytheville at Hope. The Chicks have power. You pick the score. Your guess is as good as mine. State Police Sent to Aid in Gravette Case LITTLE ROCK—(/Pj—Superintendent Gray Albright of the state police said Thursday that three troopers with tear-gas equipment had been sent to a farm near Gravette where a man described as Charley Nowlin had refused to surrender to county officers on a peace disturbance charge. "G" Men Uncover Kidnap Syndicate Believe New Arrests May Lead to Solution of Levine Case NEW YORK. — (IV) — Dwight Brant? ley, head of the New York office o\ the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Thursday that federal agents are investigating a possible link between the unsolved kidnap-slaying of 12- year-old Peter Levine, of New Roch- ellc, and the newly-captured members of an alleged "kidnap syndicate" who arc accused of three kidnapings, two robberies and one murder. No Kidnaping Case RICHMOND, Va. — (IP) — Detective Captain A. S. Wright said Thursday that Sydney E. Merln, Jr., missing 20-year-old scion of a wealthy Philadelphia family, had been found in Richmond working for an electrical contractor. Martin, son of a Philadelphia architect and clubman, apparently "vanished" from the Quaker City after a viist o a night club on ScpteYWbcr 15. The Parkc-Harpcr Printing cqtmpany and Democrat Print- company, were merged /fuesday, officials announced WecJnesjjBy. The meigcr followed purchase by the Paiku Harper firm of Common 'stock in the Dcmucrat Print- Ing and (lithographing firm owned b the'lat^ Horace" G. Mitchell. plants will be consolidated im- atfly at the offices of the Dcmo- Jt Printing & Lithographing Co.. un- name the new concern wil ,' at Second and Scot I streets. News Service wil be jjjpUnued. Officers of tho new firm ------ announced as: L. Thompson, president; Frank Pprke, vice president: Claude on, secretary; C. Ai'mlitage Hai- ^reasurer; Tom Booth, (issistan ijjary; Fay Ferguson, assistan .Surer. James M. Coates will serve officers on the board of directors Hot Springs Case HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—(/P)—A posse if 25 officers searched the wooded section north of hero Thursday for a mar rom whom Henry Scheveman, 40, ol Hot Springs, said he escaped after hav- ng been kidnaped Wednesday night. Texarkana Flier Believed Crashed Judges and Clerks for November 8th Election Named Dale Jones, Commissioner, Names Officials for Next Tuesday :OURTHOUSE CASE W. H. Proctor, 26, Missing Between Little Rock and Memphis BULLETIN LITTLE ROCK.— (/P) —Forest fires in the heavily-limbered hill section of north Arkansas added n new handicap Thursday (o the search for W. H. Proctor, 2G, Texarkana aviator, who disappeared 10 days ago on a flight to SI. Louis. LITTLE ROCK—(/!>)—An unsuccessful aerial hunt was made Wednesday between Little Rock and Pocahontas for 0. II. Proctor, Jr., of Texarkana, who has been missing since leaving here in hi.s yellow plane for St. Louis on October 25. Municipal airport authorities joined in the search at request of O. H. Proctor, the flier's father, who came here from Texarkana for the hunt. El Dorado Lawyer Drowns in Lake J. S. Brooks Loses Life While Fishing Alone at Lake PWA Grant and Loan Is at Stake in Courthouse Vote Judges and clerks for the November 8 general election were announced Thursday by Dale Jones, one of the new county election commissioners. On the ballot of special interest to citizens of Hempstead county will be the Hempslcad couny courhouse election. It will be necessary to vote (for courthouse and for tax) if the county is to get the PWA grant and loan for construction purposes. The election officials follow: Ward 1—Judges: Chas. Reynerson, E. P. Young, Tom Kinser. Clerks: T. C. Crosnoc, W. E. Briant. Sheriff J. W. Burner. Ward 2—Judges: John Ridgdill, G. W. McDowell. Clerks: Paul Cobb, F. Y. Trimble. Sheriff: A. T. Ponder. Ward It-Judges: H. B. Barr, T. R. Bryant, N. T. Jewell. Clerks: Billy Wimberly, J. Fitzsimmons. Sheriff: Tom Billingslcy, Jr. Ward 4—Judges: Webb Laseter, Sr., Lee Brown, Charlie Taylor. Clerks: Robert Massey, L. B. Breed. Sheriff: Chas. Hanson, Sr. Box 5—Judges: C. Cook, E. M. Osborn, E. S. Jones. Clerks: Elbert Blurke, C. J. Oglesby. Sheriff, Clark Stephenson. i Shovcr Springs—Judges: H. M. Ross. 'S. H. Bcckworth*, Roy'Rogers. Clerks: Hugh Laseter, Thomas Ruggles. Sheriff, Tom England. Rocky Mound—Judges: Halph Hunt, N. C. Purtle, Chas. Stevens. Clerks: T. O. Bright, D. E. Butler. Sheriff, Thomas Etephcns. Patmos—Judges: Miles Laha, S. R. Hamilton, O. T. Rider. Clerks: E. L. Rider, J. I. Payne. Sheriff, Billy Huckabec. Sardis—Judges: Marion Hubbard, Monroe Kent, Seth Crews. Clerks: H. E. Upchurch, Ed Hubbard. Sheriff, G. W. Jones. Stephenson School House—Judges: A. G. Martin, C. E. Brecdlove, Earl Calo. Clerks: L. E. Quillin, D. E. Powell. Sheriff, Milo Shcppard. Battle Field—Judges: Elbert Tarplcy, Lee Nations, Ben Wilson. Clerks: H. An Editorial Survey of Acts, AmendmentsonBallotNov. 8th Editorial by A. H. Woshburn The successful court fight against the Rotenberry old-age pension 'grab" will permit the voters to give fair consideration to each of the measures remaining on the NdVember 8th ballot. Elimination of the Rotenberry bill removes the one absolutely dangerous measure which might have caused an alarmed citizenry to "scratch 'em all." There are 11 proposed constitutional amendments and acts on the general election ballot. This writer will vote "yes" for seven of them, and "no" for !our of them. Our summary is as follows: Amendment No. 24 (To transfer pro-ffi bate court matters from the county O A Thought Praise is the best auxiliary to prayer.—H. Melville. Some of the following statements arc true, some -false. Which arc which? 1. Potatoes are 41) times as num- icrous in Maine as apples. 2. A prog is a carpenter's tool, li. Cork is the bark of a tree. 4. Mayor Lr.Guardia was the first reform mayor of New York ever re-elected. 5. Subways cost ?J,0,000,000 a mile. Answers on Classified Page EL DORADO. Ark.-f/l 1 )—J. S. Brooks, prominent El Dorado attorney and former Miller county judge, drowned Wednesday in Grandmarc lake about 25 miles southeast of here. He rented a boat shortly after noon and went fishing alone. Late in the day a boatianding keeper missed the attorney and started an investigation. Brooks' body was found about H::iO "'clock in eight feet of water. He was believed to have been dead two or three hours. His boat was tied upright to a tree. There was no evidence of foul play. Investigators theorized that Brooks, who came here about 17 years ugo from Texarkana, accidentally fell into the water when he fell asleep or stood up in the boat. There were no marks on the body which was found directly under the boat. Brooks is survived by his widow and two sons, J. S. Brcks, Jr., and William Brooks of El Dorado. judge to the chancery judge)—YES. The county judge usually is either a farmer or city business man, seldom a lawyer. Fundamentally a legal issue, probate court matters properly, belong hi the hands of a trained lawyer, of which the chancery judge is the public representative. Amendment No. 25 (Authorizes counties to vote construction of county hospitals—just as they are now authorized to vote for courthouses and jails)—YES. This is simply an extension of suffrage authority which the people already have. Amendment No. 26 (To eliminate poll tax)—NO. All states have some way of accounting for the total number of eligible voters—either by personal payment of a poll tax or by a registration system which is paid publicly. No provision, apparently, is made in this amendment for additional official salaries required in the handling of a registration system —and so any registration system set up under this law would be even more laxly administered than the present poll tax system. The argument advanced by proponents of No. 26, that it would make for 'cleaner elections," is absurd. All of the notoriously corrupt city machines that you have read about— Chicago, New York, Kansas City and Memphis—operate with a registration system. It is more easily controlled by jfar than'- ihe poll tax system, for, the machine controlls the registrar, and the voter not only pays nothing personally but has very little to do with it. Furthermore, what money there is in the present poll tax system is paid over to the public schools of Arkansas. Between your knowledge of history and your conscience you can write your own ticket safely on this one. Amendment No. 27 (Workmen's compensation)—YES. This amendment would permit the legislature to enact a workmen's compensation act for Arkansas. In an industrial system the ratio of accidents is known in advance, and injured persons should be compensated without resort to the courts. The E. Reed, Lawrence McBay. Bill Williams. Sheriff, Spring Hill—Judges: Connie Yocom, R. L. Bish, Jerry C. Turner. Clerks: Jesse Collins, Hugh Garner. Sheriff, i'. G. Martin. Guernsey—Judges: Joe Morton, M. E. Patrick, L. A. Grant. Clerks: Dock Hays, H. L. Powell. Sheriff, Smead Mayo. Cross Roads—Judges: J. W. Griffin, W. M. Rosenbaum, Earl C. Thompson. Clerks: Pete Allen, E. C. Boyce Sheriff, A. R. McKnight. Fulton—Judges: E. A. Thompson, J. C. Pate, T. R. Seymour. Clerks: J. R. Hollingsworth, W. J. Anderson. Sheriff, T. J. Logan. McNab—Judges: G. R. Suggs, Sam E'tone. Floyd Raley. Clerks: Cap. Cannon, D. L. Jones. Sheriff, Wilbur Williams. Saracoga—Judges: W. D. Gathrighl, W. M. Dillard, D. R. Newman. Clerks: Foster Cannon, Newman Taylor. Sheriff, Joe Bland. Columbus—Judges: J. M. Holding, J. O. Johnson, J. S. Wilson, Jr. Clerks: Dcwcy Mitchell, Jim Stuart. Sheriff, Albert Johnson. Or-an—Judges: Ollie Green, Clyde Osborn, Stuart Crane. Clerks: Jerome Smith, Autrey Smead. Sheriff, E. M. Stuart. Guodlctt—Judges: Sam Ingram, Ford Hanna, Ben Stuart. Clerks: L. D. Fletcher, D. E. Goodlctt. Sheriff, John Orccii. Union—Judges: J. T. Taylor, N. R. Lewis, G. T. Tollett. Clerks: G. W. P. Lorillard Plant Is Open With Troops' Aid M1DDLETOWN. Ohio— f.-Vi-Under protection of troops ordered here by ClO-baiting Governor Davey, the P. Lorillard company tobacco plant resumed operations Thursday. A pen of 13 White Leghorn hens laid 3,416 eggs in 51 weeks during a Florida egg-laying contest. Matures of most states try to do. Amendment No. 29 (Tax exemption Eor new industries)—YES. This amendment, proposing to exempt new industries from state property tax for 10 years, is provoked by the action of neighboring Louisiana, which has enacted a similar measure. For competitive reasons it seems wise to adopt it. Amendment No. 30 (To provide for an elective, instead of an appointive, State Board of Education)—NO. Under this proposal the State Board of Education would comprise seven members, one to be elected from each of the seven congressional districts. The board would then choose the Commissioner of Education. It is argued that by making the chief school post an elective instead of an appointive office the schools would be "taken out of politics." Would they? I don't see how politics is lessened by bringing an institution up to the ballot box on each and every state election. Furthermore, the tendency nowadays is toward fewer elective state officials and a shorter ballot. Arkansas' ballot is far too long and confusing. Better results are obtained by consolidating authority and electing fewer men- then it is easier to fix responsibility. Amendment No. 31 (Regulating the practice of law)—YES. This constitutional proposal would have the Arkansas Supreme Court make rules to regulate,the practice of law and attorneys' professional -conduct. A lawyer friend tells me that one objection is the fear among some lawyers that the "big city lawyers" will go so far as to try to get the supreme court to fix the fees that an attorney may charge. This same friend, however, thinks the supreme court ought to adopt general rules governing the practice of law and see to it that the lawyers live up to them. The general understanding about No. 31 is that it covers professional conduct and not fees. It's an ethical bill—not a price-fixer. As such, I am going to vote for it. If it turns out to be something else, then you'll be advised later on that it ought to be repealed, as it certainly would be. Unoccupied 0. S. Embassy Buildin Smashed by Shell 15 Killed, 34 Hurt as Insurgents Rain Shells , on Capital A NEW CZECH PACT Germany and Italy to , Guarantee Republic's New Boundaries MADRID, Spain.(fl>- A shell struck the unoccupied America nembassy '; I building and burst in the ambassador's '' roms Thursday during an insurgent artllery bombardment of Madrid. , The projectile tore a big hole in the front part of the building. The am- ' bassador's office and an adjoining bed- * room were damaged. . < These rooms had not been used since J Ambassador Claude G. Bowers established headquarters at Hendaye, 1 France, August 16, 1936. Police reported 15 persons killed and 34 injured by 204 shells which landed in Madrid. Nazis to Protect Czechs VIENNA, Austria-^)— Foreign Mm- stersJoachim von Ribbentrop of Germany and Count Galeazzo Ciano of ttaly, it was learned on good authority Thursday, have assured the Czechoslovak foreign minister that Germany and Italy are ready to guarantee Czechoslovakia's new frontiers. Frantisek Chvalkovsky, Czech '.min- ster, left for Prague Thursday after a one-day conference in which Hungary _ was given a nes.timated 4,875' square miles of Czech territory.' --* Kinsey, B. C. Webb. Sheriff, j. c'! ni K llw "ys. ancl then spend it on somc- Bingcn—Judges: J. P. Hutson, G. 1. Luck, Horace L. White. Clerks: Paul workmen's compensation law is unan- Amendment No, 32 (Abolishing com- imously endorsed by both capital and mittce nominations for vacancies)— labor. Arkansas is one of the two or three states of America which haven't yet enacted such a law—and its absence is a hindrance to the industrial development of the commonwealth. Amendment No. 28 (Highway bond refunding:)—NO. I will vote "no" on this one—and yet the speeches of some of those who are most strenuously opposing No. 28 give magnificence reasons for voting for it. Arkansas owes a whale of a public highway debt. But that isn't the whole reason for her poor credit rating, which it is claimed this amendment would remedy. The real reason Arkansas has a poor credit rating is that, after giving collateral to her creditors, and selling bonds on the basis of that collateral, the Arkansas legislature has repeatedly revoked that collateral and spent the money for other purposes. You recollect that not so many years ago the legislature divided the proceeds of state highway bond sales with the county judges—the state built all- wcathcr roads that earned "dividends" in the form of greater highway traffic and improved gasoline tax collections; but the counties wasted the money on di,rt roads. Also, the legislature "borrowed" perhaps a million or so from the highway fund to make loans to agriculture. You know what kind of management that is—to pledge collateral, then revoke it; to borrow money for an avowed purpose, buildnig permanent Livingston, Bob McClurc. Sheriff, A. S. Haynes. Judges: G. C. McLarty, E. P. Nance, Sam Huddleston. Clerks: J. S. Harris, A. M. McLarly. Sheriff, A. O. McHughes. McCaskill—Judges: F. H. Wortham, M. P. Asbee. H. B. Eley. Clerks: C. A. Hamilton, R. E. Rogers. Sheriff, Jess Timsley. Friendship—Judges: Floyd Lony, Albert Rowland, F. A. McBryer. Clerks: Elmer Brake-bill, Horace thing else. Finally, the present administration uked its toll-bridge collateral that Montgomery, ing. Sheriff, Leslie Field- .Belton—Judges: Ruble Leslie, L. O. Compson, Crith Eley. Clerks: Roy Siddons, M. tlone. Sheriff, James Leslie. Blevuis—Judges: J. J. Bruce, I. H. Beauchamp, Warren Nesbitt. Clerks: Eugene Stevens, K. B. Spears, St. Sheriff, Jim Burk. Washington, Box 1—Judges: Horace (Continued on Page Three) had been pledged to Hie bondholders, by freeing the bridges without prior consent. Today we arc told that No. 28 will offset the effects of all these broken promises, will restore the state's credit, and will permit refunding the highway debt at cheaper interest. But the price? The price is simply this: The legislature would be stripped of almost all authority over highway revenue; gasoline and motor tax monies would be taken out of the state us fast as collected and deposited iji tho bondholders' banks in the big cities; the counties would lose much of the U:x "turnback" they get today; and the cilios would .give up hope of ever getting any at all. 1 .say, tiuthfully, Arkansas deserves what No. 28 proposes to do to her—' but <is an Arkansas citizen I still insist the honorable road to follow is to preserve the powers of the legislature and at the same time demand that it kec;: the st&te's faith, just as the leg- YES. This measure would correct an old abuse existing in this land of one political party. Most Democrats will support it. Act No. 8 (To provide for payment by the stale of the obligations of bridge improvement districts)—YES. This is simply a matter of equity. Whatever the circumstances \mder which the state-owned toll bridges were declared free, since the state- owned bridges have been freed, and their obligation transferred to the general highway fund, the property owners who sponsored bridge improvement districts of their own are entitled to equal relief. This bill was passed by the legislature and referred to the people and should be approved. Initiated Act No. 1 (To provide that a local option liquor election may be called on a petition signed by 15% of the qualified electors instead of 35% as lit present)—NO. The Star in times past has been accused of "trying to stop the people from voting." I We never tried to block a legal election in our life. But the whole local option issue is a farce. It is immaterial whether the election petition is required to have 35% of the voters, as at present, or 157r, as proposed. The law falls down on an entirely different point—in that it presumes that a mere majority of those going to the polls have either the •moral or legal right to dictate to the overwhelming majority of people win stay away from the polls, on a question of food or drink or other personal matter. Local option is a flagrant violation of both legal morality and human justice. When you vote to move a courthouse you have to have more than majority at the polls—you have la have a majority of all the qualified electors, whether they vote or don't vote. When you vote to organize an improvement district, mortgage youi property and sell bonds, you have to have a majority of all the qualifiec electors and a majority of the dollai valuation of the district. So zealously do we gu;;rd propertj rights. Personal rights have in Anglo" Saxon law exactly the same standing Doni't tell me differently. Kecords of 51 years indicate the firs killing frost in northern Kansas usual ly occurs about September 30; in south ern Kansas about October 23. Japanese Advance! SHANGHAI, the first major Chinese defenses above inewly-captured Hankow, the Japanese invaders Thursday night reported the seizure of Puchi, strategic point 80 miles down the Hankow-Canton raUroad. Achievement Day Program Is Ready 4-H Club Gathering at 10 Saturday in Hope City Hall The progra'm; for 4-H Club Achievement Day at Hope city hall aduitorium, Saturday, November 5, at 10 a. m., follows: Call to Order—Jack Lafferty, president. Group Singing — Led by Elmer Brown, superintendent Palmos School. Roll Call of Clubs—Lottie Boyce, secretary. Each club to answer with stunt or song. Minutes—Lottie Boyce, secretary. Old Business. New Business. 4-H Club Activities—Miss Bullington, home demonstration agent. Olver. L. Adams, county agricultural agent. What 4-H Club Work Has Meant to Me—4-H Club champion girl. 4-H Club champion boy. Special Number—By Ogburn Sfchool. Report of Delegates to State Camp. Special Number—Quartet, arranged by Lottie Boyce, Radio Prograirt—State and national program. Picture Show—To all who have completed project. Mrs. Kate R.Denty Dies on Thursday Funeral Services at 10 a.m. Friday From Presbyterian Church Mrs. Kate Riley Dcnty of Hope died at the home of her son, N. W. Dcnty, at 8:15 a. m. Thursday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church at 10 a. m. Friday, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Thomas Browser. The body will be taken to the family cemetery at Donaldson for burial. Surving are one son, N. W. Doniy of Hope, two step-daughters, Miss Imogene Denty and Mrs. Maggie Chamberlain of Little Rock; two step-sons, Mina and Sam Denty, also of Little Rock. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. — (/P) - December cotton opened Thursday at S.66 and closed at 8.63. Spot cotton closed steady and unchanged, middling 8.74.

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