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Pennsylvania Political Abuse of WPA BaredJ>y the Senate Committee on Senatorial Elections Upholds Republican Charges of Misue of Reliefers by Democratic Machine WASHINGTON.—(/I')—The Scnulc campaign expenditures committee sus- tninecl Thursday niglil three charges that Democrats misused WPA politically in Pennsylvania. It added that evidence tended to indicntc tliree other allegations were true. Peaks of Alaska Can Be Seen Only 60 Days Per Year Echo of Fog-Horn Tells How Close Steamer Is to the Land CRASH OF GLACIERS A Blast of Steamer Whistle, and Ice Tumbles Into the Water Ily REBECCA NORTON (Second of two-part scries) Leaving Icy Straits we entered Cross Sound, and when I awoke the next morning, we were crossing the Gulf of Alaska. For two days we were out of sight of land. Had il been clear we might have seen some of the highest peaks of the Fairwcathcr Range. 1 discovered that it is one thing lo read aboul all the glories of Alaska, and quite another *to go there and see them all, on one trip. There arc only aboul sixty days a year when the weather conditions permit some of the highest peaks to be seen. The crossing was smooth, and the cloudy weather really afforded relief to eyes somewhat da/./.lcd by sunshine on water and snow topped mountains. Early Wednesday morning I awakened to the sound of the now familiar fog horn, and the strange sensation of n motionless .ship. The engines were quiet, and we lay at anchor. As soon •as I could I dressed and got up on deck. I learned that we were just outside of Hnrding's aGtcway, Ihe entrance to Resurrection Bay, upon which Seward is located. From the echo of the fog horn the navigators can tell how close to land they are, :md whether or not il is safe lo proceed. Slowly we passed belweei; Ihe huge sentinel rocks, Harding's Gateway, scarcely the length of a city block apart. The sun burned through the fog, and by the time we reached the dock at Seward it had all lifted, and I looked back across the bay—Ihe mosl glorious sighl I have ever seen in my life. Resurrection Bay is completely eiitkvseclby huge, jagged-roouis- tains. There is a quantity of snow on them, but it lays like a mantle around their shoulders. The peaks are too sharp pointed to hold snow, and they strelch like greal black fingers into the sky. The water in the Bay in Kmerald green. Seward is built on a tiny little valley at the base of the mountains to the north. Scward was the terminus of the journey, and we had more time there than in any other port. We landed al about 7 a. in., and were to be there until 9 thnttnight. Seward is the beginning place of the Alaska Railroad which goes something like four hundred miles into the interior, to Fairbanks. 1 wanted very much to take that (rip, (jut it lakes two days to go in, another two to come out, and thai meant wailing for another ship. A' thai lime of year reservations arc so taken up lhat I couldn't be sure o finding a berth for a couple if weeks no I did not dare risk it. Therefore 1 decided to just take a trip as far inland as 1 could, and catch the southbound train back that night. We reached the little town if Girdwood, a distance of ninety miles. We crossed the Kenai Mountains, besid which the Rockies, even the Canadiai Ityuckies would look like hills. Fo miles the train wound along the sidi of Kenai Lake. Kenai Lake is a pe culiar milky color, because il is fee by glacial slreams. Glacial stream are not clear, but chalky white, filld with "glacial four" the ground u rock over which the glacier has traveled. We traveled over the beautiful loop district, passed Spencer Glacier, Dcadnian's Glacier, and reached Turn Again Arm, where the sixty fool tides rival those of the Bay of Fundy. Unfortunately the tide was out the lime of day that we came along there. Upon reluming lo Scward I found some very happy fellow passengers. They had been fishing, and one man had caught fifty rainbow troul. 1 almost regretted by excursion inland, for I do love to fish when they bite! It was 11 before we sailed Ihul night, and'the full moon lhat came up and shimmered across Resurrection Bay The committee announced it was (y turning over to the Philadelphia public prosecutor's office evidence gathered on charges that Republicans intended, to manipulate the voting machines ift that city to their advantage; that tlicj* attempted to "buy" the support of Democratic cornmittcernen and that they plotted to remove registration cards to prevent some Voters from participating-in Tuesday's election. Evidence Found The committee said that it had found evidence to sustain three of half u dozen charges mndc by Senator James J. Davis, Republican incu'nYbcnl opposed by Gov. George IT. Earlc, in the Pennsylvania senatorial race. The charges were: !•—That "numerous" WPA workers were ordered to change their political registration from Republican to Democratic and that some were discharged when they refused. 2.—That owners and drivers of trucks used by the WPA in Carbon County, Pa., were solicited for'$100 contri- ; i Hope Star WEATHER; Arkansas — Fair, colder in east and centra I portions Friday niyht; Saturday fair and warmer. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 19 HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY ADMIT KIDNAP CASES •fr Bobcats Underdogs In Game With Blytheville : : butions to the Slate Democratic campaign fund and that some had made contributions. 3.— That WPA employes had ben solicited for controbutions for purchase of Democratic political meeting tickets and that some WPA employes joined in the solicitation. "WI'A Officials Knew" The committee said it had obtained an affidavit frdm' Harvey J. Williams, manager of WPA Brunch No. 2 al Wilkcs-Barrc, that officials of his branch knew, at the time a WPA investigation was made, that WPA em- ployes in Luxerne county had received postal cards ordering them to report to democratic campaign headquarters and hat when they did report they were olieiled for contributions. Harry Williams said in the affidavit hat Branch No 2 made the investiga- ion which caused Aubrey Williams, icting WPA administrator, to report to ho Senate committee on October 24 hat "there is not a scintilla of truth" n any of the Davis charges concerning he WPA. Cards to Children The committee said its investigators •cporled they had infoi'm'alion, inclining the statement of a truant officer, hat worlc cards on State Highway protects were given to school children 17 o 18 years old. Chairman Shcppard (Dem. -Tex.) said Davis charged this was done to obtain the political support of Ibe children's families for the Democratic ticket. ! chiluren,' the committee investigators reported, were not asigncd to work, their names merely being added to WPA or State Highway pay rolls. Investigators also reported that there was evidence tending to show that work ,cnrds for employment on slate highway projects, financed 80 |>er cent from federal funds, were distributed through Democratic political clubs In addition to the general charges aganst Republicans in Philadelphia, the committee sad its investigators found nine persons etmployed by the Sun Shipbilding & Dry Docks Co. at Chester, P-.i., who 'said that it was stated to them that if they obtained employment with the company they would be expected to support the Republican candidates. Both Teams to Be Handicapped for Conference Battle Injury and Illness Hits Squads—Game Time Is 8 o'Clock EXPECT BIG CROWD Trace losf Pilot to St. Louis Field, Thence to Chicago W. H. Proctor May Have Left St. Louis for Chicago Airport HE LEFT NO WORD Health Clinics for Hope School Pupils First of Series to Be Held Monday at Oglesby School' The city council of the Parent-Teacher association will sponsor a series of health clinics in Hope public schools, the first to bo held at Oglesby school at !) o'clock Monday morning. All students will be given a free physical examination by Dr. P. B. Carrigan, city health physician, assista by Dr. Jim McKeir/.ic and County Health Nurse, Flora Cotton Sinter. The slogan adopted by the P.-T. A in the scries of clinics to be held if that "a healthy child is a happy child.' Mrs. Jesse Brown, character educa lion chairman of the P.-T. A, is heat of (he health movement. Dales o other clinics will be announced fol owing the one Monday al Oglesb} school. (Continued on Page Four) A Thought What i.s it to be wise'.'—'Tis but to know how liltlc can be known —to see all others' faults and feel our own.—Pope. Some of Die following statements arc true, and some false. Which arc which? 1. There arc more than 5UO hotels in the city of New York. 2. Daily newspapers in the Unil- ccl Slates number more than 2UOO. 3. Japan's blockade of China's coast covers more than 3000 miles. 4. The design of the While House was suggested bv a building in Ireland. 5. The Virgin Islands were bought by the United Stales from Spain. Answers on Cl,;i>:sificd Page A new Diesel engine that is aircoolcc is being perfected in France. Blytheville Team to Pack 10-Pound Weight ' Advantage By LEONARD ELLIS Coach Joe Dildy: "I'll be tickled to win by one touchdown." Coach Foy Hammons: "I'll bo satisfied if Blytheville doesn't beat us more tha nthrce touchdowns." Those were the statements Friday morning of rival coaches as the Hope and Blytheville High School football teams awaited the kickoff lhat would send them into a conference battle at 8 o'clock here Friday night. Kotli Teams Handicapped Both teams will go into the game handicapped by injury and illness. Conch Hammons announced that Wesley Calhoun would start at right tackle in the place of Norman Green who has missed practice all of this week because of malaria. Green may suit-up and then he may not, Hammons said. Cqach Joe Dildy reported that Sonny "Iron Man" Lloyd, regular blocking back, was left" at home tfecause of an injured foot received in practice Tuesday. Pressed for a right halfback, Coach Dildy has switched Fullback Murray Thompson lo Ihe posl and installed Willis Ford in the fullback position. This duo, paired with Captain Russ Mosely and John Paulk, is expected to compose the Chick starling backfickl igainst Hope. The revised lineup of both teams will jive Blytheville a 10-pound weight :idvantage. The weights are: Hope, team average, 175; Blytheville, .cam average, 185; Hope Line, 183; Blytheville line, 192; Hope backfield, IC'l; Blytheville backfield, 173. The officials will be: Alexander, referee; Howard, umpire; Bradley, hcadlincsman; Jordan, field judge. The Blytheville team, due to arrive here Thursday afternoon, were delayed by motor trouble near Ai-ka- dolphia and did not reach Hope until 8 o'clock Thursday night. The team made headquarlers at Barlow hotel. Limber Up Friday Coach Dildy sent his squad Ihrough a limbering up exercise at Hammons tadium at 10 o'clock Friday morning and Ihen retired to Ihe hotel. All of Ihe (earn suited up with the exception of Russ Mosely, captain and speedster, who was left in bed because of swollen tonsils. Mosley, however will be in the game Friday night, Coach Dildy said, The Bobcat squad was entertained at the annual gridiron dinner Thursday night at Capital hotel, given by the Young Business Men's association. The principal speaker was W. S. Atkins, newly - elected president. Others who spoke briefly were: Coach Foy Hammons, Assistant Coach Bill Brasher, Captain Dean Parsons, Speedy Hutson, J. P. Duffie, Sid Buncly, Leo Rollins, Jim Bearden, Jim Henry. Fifty-eight members of the associa- lion were present besides 25 members of the football squad. It was announced at the meeting thai Stewarl's Jewelry store would prcsciv a trophy to the most valuable playei Reported at Poplar Bluff a n d P o i n t s North EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.—(/P)—W. H. Proctor, young Tcxarkana flier, who has been unreporicd since ho left on a flight for St. Louis October 24, landed at Curlis-Steinberg airport Oc- lobcr 25 and lefl two days later, possibly for Chicago. Major Ray Wassal, manager of the airport, said two private planes left the field October 25. He was uncertain whether Proctor or the other flier mentioned Chicago as his destination Cinderella Horse Waves the Admiral Goodbye Traced to Popular Bluff LITTLE ROCK -W— Charles L. Spear, Little Ro'ck conductor for the Missouri Pacific railroad, said Thursday nifiht he saw W. H. Proctor, 26 Tcxarkana aviator who has been unre- porled since he lefl here on a fligh to St. Louis, Mo., at Popular Bluff, Mo., on the night of October 24, date of the flight. Jjpear, who said he was well acquainted .with the flier's falher, (X H. Proclor, and the aviator, asserted young Proclor visited him in his hotel room al Poplar Bluff. The roalroad man said young Proctor lold him of his flight from Texarkana to Litlle Rock and from here lo Pocahonlas, Ark., where he refueled. The aviator, Spear said, reported he planned to depart from the Poplar Bluff airport al G a. m. Oclober 25 for St. Louis. Arkansas Bishop Will Preach Here Light Rev. R. Bland to Conduct Services Here Sunday The new Episcopal bishop of Arkanas, the Right Reverend R. Bland lilchell of Lillle Rock, will visit Hope unday and conduct the evening pray- r and sermon at 7:30 p. m. in St. dark's church. The Rev. Mr. Milchell was recenlly onsccraled bishop of Arkansas at Vinity cathedral, Litlle Rock. He omes lo Ihe diocese of Arkansas from fie diocese of Alabama, where he was eclor of a Birmingham church. The public is invited by the congre- lalion of St. Murk's to join them in icaring Bishop Milchell. (Continued Form Page Four) The Probable Starting Lineup HOPE BLYTHEVILLE Fulkcrson 180 Left End Young 195 Simpson 250 Lcfi Tackle Bartholomew225 Quimby 150 Left Guard Haney 160 Ellen 1GG Center Godwin 205 J. Taylor 170 Right Guard Crate 175 Calhoun 212 Right Tackle Justice 200 Turner 154 Righi End Warrington 185 Parsons 170 Quarter Paulk 195 Coleman 149 Left Half Mosley 158 Baker 150 Right Half Thompson 175 Eason 180 Fullback Ford 165 ..... 175 Team Average Line Average Backfield Average 164 Team Average 185 Line Average „.. 192 Backfield Average 173 4 Confessions Are Announced by NJ. District Attorney Cremation of One of Three Victims Confessed by Quartet ONE CASE AT THE SPA Condemned Missouri Con- 1 vict Is Saved From ' Execution NEW. YORK—(tf 1 )—Assistant District Attorney Joseph Rosenblum announc-' ed that four men, after being questioned all night, confessed to two kidiiap- ings and the kidnap-cremation. of Arthur Fried, White Plaines (N. Y.) business man. He said the confessions were bb-. tained.from Stephen Sacoda, Sing Sing convict; Demetrius Gula, 30; William; Jacknis, 27; and John Virga, 34. ( Rosenblum .said they confessectthe kidnaping of Norman Miller, 19; Benjamin Farber, Brooklyn business man; and Fried, who disappeared last December 4. Charles H. Cox, 91, Dies Here Thursday F.uneral Services Are Held at 2:30 o'clock Friday Charles H. Cox, 91, died Thursday aftgrnoon ut his home on West Avc- lue D, following a long illness. Georgia born, he moved to Arkansas n 1880 and settled in the Columbus community where he lived until 1902, moving to Hope lhal year. Funeral services were to be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday from the family residence on West Avenue D. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs Smith Pyles, Erick, Okla.; Mrs. D. G. Richards of 'Texarkana; Mrs. Sum Fields, Miss Willie Cox, and Mrs. E Richards, all of Hope; and one son, Jack Cox of Emmet. Twenty-seven grand children also survive. New ModelFords on Display Here Big Crowd Views the 1939 Cars at Hope Auto Company The new 1939 model Ford cars went on display at Hope Auto company's show rooms Friday morning. Eleven models were displayed before a large and enthusiaslic audience. The models included coupes, ludor and fordor sedans, pickups and Irucks. They are individually slyled. They have compelling beauly. They have hydraulic brakes. Tom McLarly, manager of Hope Auto company, reported five sales of the new Ford models during the exhibition Friday morning. Mr. McLarty praised Ihe now models as Ihe .finesl in the 35 years of Ford company's history. R. T. Crutchfield, factory representative, is here and will aid in the two-day exhibition. The public is invited to see the new Fords. Introduclion of the new Fords climaxes a year of activitty which saw Ihe company embark on ils current plant expansion program, bring out its entirely new Mercury 8, and establish the Lincoln-Zephyr still more firmly as the acknowledged style leader in the automobile industry. The DeLuxe Ford V-8, with wholly Rev. Bennett to Obesrve 85th Birthday on Sunday The Rev. James H. Bennett will observe his 85th birthday Sunday by inviting all of his former school pupils, all persons ho has united in marriage and all persons he has received in his church to his home at 110 North Washington street. The Rev. Mr. Bennett asks that the above persons arrive at his home al 3 p. in.. He desires to lalk with them Exact-scale models of automobiles are now being placed in wind tunnels to tcsl Ihe efficiency of Iheir design. (Continued on Page Four) MIND jot MANNERS ,T. U. Reg. P.* P«t. 00,- Tesl your knowledge of correcl social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it a mark of culture to criticize and condemn another person 2. Should you use praise freely? 3. Is it considerate to talk so rapidly that your would-be listener has to keep asking you to repeat? 4. Is it good conversational manners to admit that you don't know something? 5. Would it be taclful lo say, "I understand that you have quite a future," lo a well known artist or professional man? What would you say if— A friecln who is ready to go out with you says, "Don't I look a fright? This dress is really too -wrinkled to wear," and you really agree?— (a) "If you want lo change it, I'll wait"? • (.}}) "It's quilc all right, I'm sure"? (c) Avoid a direct comment? Answers 1. No. Yes, if it is simple and sincere. 3. No. 4. Yes, and much better than pretending 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a) or (e). • Copyright 1938, NBA Service, Inc.) Having surprisingly outfooted the fastest-breaking thoroughbred to the first tune, forced him o the ousidc, ran him into the ground when he got up there (o be looked in the eye, Scabiscuit, the Cinderella horse, waves goodby to War Admiral and wins the great match race at Pimlico by three lengths. Given a remarkable ride by Gorge Woolf, the son of Hard Tack set a track record o£ 1:563/5 for the mile and three-sixteenths. Charley Kurtsingcr is up on the Admiral. The wealthy Wheatley Stable gave up on the Biscuit two years ago . . . peddled him to Charles S. Howard for $7500. The bay now has won §316,405 and scarcely can miss breaking Sun. Bcau'li world mark of $376,000. Weisenberger Is Against 28 and 8 Representative-Elect Says They Would Invalidate His Platform Editor The Slar: I am a Democrat and believe in the people ruling. I have no intenlion in Ihis letter lo attempt to persuade the voting populace to support or oppose any measure on the ballot November 8. Should I be selected as one of Hcmpstead counly's public servants on that day, I shall do my very best to carry out the wishes of the people as expressed by their vole on the various Constitutional Amendments and Initiative Acts. However, in my campaign for the Democratic nomination for the office of State Represcntallve I made certain definite promises in regard to farm and market roads, additional hard surfacing in our county and increased generally. I still favor these measures, feeling that Southwest Arkansas generally and Hc'm'pslead county in particular, has been discriminated against in Ihe mailer of paving ils important highways. I feel that we need additional funds for farm to market roads and intend to work to .hat end. 1 oppose vigorously any increase in Ihe oulslanding debt of the Slate and any increase in taxes on he necessities of life. I promised to do all I could for the carryig out of the above measures. However, I am convinced that if Amendment No. 28 and Referred Act o. S are adopted by the people, il will oe impossible for me lo aid in oblain- ng more funds for farm lo market :-oads and for hard surfacing, lo say grilling about keeping down the! state's debt. I a'm! not purporting to toll the voters what they should do about these measures on November 8, but 1 am warning them lhat should they adopt these two measures not to expect me to keep my promises set oul above as my hands will be tied. Respectfully submitted, ROYCE WEISENBERGER, Nov. 4. 1'JoS, Hope, Ark Red Cross Drive to Open Here Nov. 11 Weisenberger and Hammonds Attend District Meeting Roll Call Chairman for the Hempstead County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Royce Weisenberger, accompanied by Rev. V. A. Hammond Roll Call Chairman, for the business district of Hope, attended the conference of Red Cross workers in the seventh congressional district at K Dorado November 1. There, plans were discussed for the promoting of a successful drive foi membership throughout th whole district. Several workers fro'nii the St. Louis office were in attendance and not only filled the workers with a determination to succeed in their own counties but gave a number of helpful suggestions. Particularly of interest was the discussion by Mrs. Gibbs, Roll Call Chairman of Ashley county, which stands head and shoulders above any any other county in this district in per cent of total population enrolled. Ashley county, with 4.79 per cent of ils population enrolled, stands 5th in the entire state. Ouachita county climbed during the M37 roll call from 68 th to 17th place, a notable feat. Hempstcad county ranked 30th, dropping from 28the where il was during 1936. During 1937, which wa slhe 21sl roll call o fthe Red Cross, Ihe Hcmpslead county chapter enrolled 2.12 out of each 100 people, less than half what was oblained in Ashley county, the district leader, and less than one- 'ourlh the number enrolled by Poin- sell county, Ihe slale leader, both of which are predominately agricultural Pleads Guilty at Spa HOT ;SPRINGS, Ark.—<£>)—Robert Webster, 18, Jbplin, Mo., pleaded guilty here Friday to charges of kid- naping and robbery and/accepted, a sentence of five years for the abduction .Wednesday, night ol Henry Sche^y-^ emahpHot' Springs apartment house operator. Execution Delayed JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-{/P)—Three attorneys won. a spectacular race against time early Friday to obtain a •writ of error and prolong the life of Oscar Ralph Ashworth, confessed kidnaper, for at least 10 months. ^ Originally scheduled to die at midnight Thursday, Ashworth, who pleaded guilty to kidnaping a 7-year-old St. Joseph girl, was given an hour's delay when lawyers, driving here from. St. Joseph, notified the warden that they had been delayed by rain in reacliing here. After their arrival the papers were signed at 12:30 a. m. The writ of error serves as an au- lomalic slay of execution to enable the lawyers to get the case before the supreme court. Byron King, convicted of the slaying of George Speer, St Louis taxi' driver in a $3.50 holdup, was executed. 1'ul Bike Grips on Jail Doors CLEVELAND, Ohio.— (ff>)— Cuyahogt county authorities are feeling betlei llic.se clays, now lhat they've found a ^ati.slaclory remedy for 'jail door hands."' Principally affected by the "occupation;)] disease" were jailers, who opci the barred doors at the jail entrances many hundeds o ftimes daily. Bicycle handlebar grips, installed on Iwo bars of each Hour, solve dthe problem o: painful callouses. (Continued on Page Four) Convicted Spa Men Unable to Appeal Akers and Brock Not to Take Case sto Higher Court LITTLE ROCK— (ft- I—Former Detective Chief Herbert (Dutch) Akers anc former Police Lieutenant Cecil Brock of Hot Springs, announced Friday thej were unable lo finance an appeal fron their conviction in federal court hen on a charge of conspiracy lo harbo Alvin Karpis. Hamilton and Pal to Serve 30 Years Hamilton Talks Briefly to Judge Ragon Before Sentencing FORT SMITH, Ark. —</P)— Floyd iamilton and Ted Walters, Texas gun- nen pleaded guilly to robbery of the 3ank of Bradley, Ark., and to Dyer act violations and received sentences otalling 30 years each from District Judge Heartsill Ragon Thursday. A courl official who asked that his \arne not be mentioned said the pair probably would be sent to Alcatraz. Court-appointed counsel entered jleas for the men at their second ap- :earance of the afternoon before Judge 3agon. Earlier Hamilton and Walters icard indictments read. Judge Reagon •ecessed courtfor three hours after questioning by District Attorney C. R, Jarry developed the two were unable . to employ lawyers. When Judge Ragon asked for state- nents before sentencing, Hamilton, completely at ease, advanced toward the bench saying: "Your honor, I have a few words to say. I know I've been wrote up in the newspapers as beiixg pretty bad, but —my actual criminal record—I haven't committed no crimes till last June. If you can show any leniency, I'd appreciate it." "My sympathies go to young men, bul 1 can't find a single mitigating cir- cumsiance in your case," the judge isaid. "The trouble with too long a sentence," Hamilton replied, "is that when you get out, you don't have no family, no friends." He expressed a desire to "get out and start again- straight." "Have you ever thought," asked Judge Ragon, "that in your case it would be belter if you didn't have any friends. You evidently have always had the wrong kind," Walters declined to speak, but did give brief answers to three or four questions from the judge.

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