Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 14, 1938 · Page 1
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Bri iin's Pac^With'Jtaly to Become Effective November 16 Chamberlain Reveals Date in Written Statement to Commons—Students Riot Against British in Egypt LONDON, Eng.—{#)—Prime Minister Chamberlain Monday formally announced that the Anglo-Italian agreement reached lust Easier would become effective November 16. The statement was mndc in n writ- -Otcn reply by Chamberlain to a House Blame 111 Health for Suicide Here Baptist Preacher Isaac Josh Rodgers, 64, Ends Life With Dose Carbolic Acid IS FOUND IN BARN Funeral Services Held 3 p. m. Monday at DeAnn Isnac Josh Rodgers, G4-ycar-old Baptist preacher, committed suicide at his home two miles south of Hope on the Spring Hill road about 7.30 a. m. Sunday. Coroner J. H. Weaver, after viewing the body, pronounced it a case of suicide caused ;from a 'dose of carbolic acid. Coroner Weaver said that Rodgera was found in his barn, in agony from the affects of the carbolic acid. He was taken lo bis home where he died a few minules laler wtihout making a statement. Weaver said that an empty two- ounce bottle that had contained carbolic acid was found near the body. No notes or messages were found. Ill health was blamed for Rodgers' act. He was found in Die barn by Will Hardin, a neighbor, who had been aummoned lo investigate. Rodgers had been a resident of Hempstcad counly several years. Surviving arc his widow, two sons, Harland and Garland Rodgers, one brother, Lum Rodgers, and Iwo sislcrs. Funeral and burial services were held at 3 o'clock Monday aflernoon at DeAnn, West Texas Co-Ed Kidnaped, Escapes Randall County Officers Find Clues and Expect Earl Arrest AMARILLG. <VP) — Randall . county off!cera"irldicalod Uiat Uiey ex~- pected an early arrest in connection with the kidnaping . of a West Texas stale college co-ed from her boarding house at Canyon. "We believe we have found several clues that will lead lo the identity of the abductor, and that we will bq able to solve the case within a short time," Sheriff Bob Burnelt of Canyon declared. The girl, Thclma Caunch, sophomore student from Santa Rosa, N. M., told officers she was forced into an aulo- mobilc by an unknown abductor as she was walking in front of her boarding hourse early Saturday night. When they were several miles south af Canyon on a lonely country road, she jumped from the moving machine and made her way lo a nearby farmhouse, where officers were summoned. She was badly bruised and scratched as result of struggles with her abductor, and her clotlier were torn. She was placed in a Canyon hospital to recover from her injuries and shock. of Commons question. moling in Egypt CAIRO, Egypt.—(/P)—Violent clashes between student supporters of the WAFD (National isl) party and the government occurred at the University of Giza Monday during ceremonies commemorating Ihe death of seven students in the 1936 disturbances. More than 100 were slightly injured, and seven were seriously hurt, in the rioting. Knl-Slick Moves SHANGHAI, China. —(/I 1 )—Japanese sources said Monday that Gencralis- si'nVo Chiang Kai-Shek was believed to have left the Changsha areac and to have established headquarters in western Hunan province to reorganize his defenses. Japanese also believe he is withdrawing the "mapor portion of his remaining forces" to that area, leaving only a rear guard lo defend bis Hunan capital, 200 miles southwest of Han- kow. Short Docket Is Heard on Monday Foster Curtis Fined $25 on Reckless Driving Charge Seven court cases were heard Monday before Municipal Court Judge W. K. Lcrnley with the following results: Jack Smith, drunkenness, forfeited $10 cash bond. Parker Walker, assault and battery, dismissed. G. G. Gates, drunkenness, fined $10. Foster Curtis, reckless driving, fined $25 (m plea of guilty. Waller Aaron, drunkenness, fined $10.. L. Perrigo company was given judgment of $15.35 in a civil suit against Douglas Grocery (Calvin Douglas, proprietor) for action on account. Houston &. Son was given judgment of $19.90 in a civil suit brought against John McDonald for action on account. No stale cases were heard Monday, due to the absence of Deputy Prosecuting Attorney W. S. Alkins, whose son, Steve, is ill in u Litlle Rock hospital. No court was held last Monday, No- vembe* 7 because of quorum court, 'but later' in" the week the following municipal court session was held: Wilbur Perry, drunkenness, forfeited $10 cash bond. Robert Collins, drunkenness, fined 510. Elvin, Brannon, disturbing the peace, dismissed. Carrie Tolivcr, assault and battery, fined $10. Ernest Byers, assault and battery, dismissed. Van, Elbcrt and Earl Brandon, all charged with assault and battery for an attack on H. C. Curtis, were fined $50 each. Jessie Morris, reckless driving, fined $25. J. A. Dale, violating traffic laws dismissed on payment of costs. Simpson Meadows, violating traffic laws, dismissed on payment ol costs. G. S. Jcrnignn, State Bank Commissioner, was given judgment of $28.58 in a civil suit brought against J. W, Erwin fur action on a note. Finds Simpler Way To Bag Game OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—(/P)—The hunting was terrible. All day Marion Roberts had trudged over the coun- rysidc searching for somtthing.ers tryside searching for something to shoot. Not even a rabbit came his way. So Roberts started toward home, discouraged, A turkey flew diagonally across the hgihway, struck the front fender of Roberts' car. The Roberts family had fowl the next day. South Africa to Overhaul Defenses Auto Race Driver Is Fatally Hurt First Venture on Midget Auto Track Costs Life of 0. L. Coleman TAPPTOWM ,/n, IT • „ . CAPETOWN— (/P)— Urging a "strong Dallas park. niiJifH tvw^tmmriii 1 *' !>i C? ____ *i. A r • _____ __ __ _ DALLAS, Texas— (/P)— Oscar L.Colc man of Dallas, former Soulhwcslcri racing champion, was crushed lo deati here in his first venture on a midge auto track after 14 years of driving standard machines. Coleman lost control of his newly acquired midget car while making i limo trial to qualify for races at a Hope Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 27 WEATHER. Arkansas—Fair Mo'nday night and Tuesday; warmer Tuesday, and in west portion Monday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14,' 1938 PRICE 5c COPY OUST JEW STUDENTS Yerger to Bid for State Title With Pine Bluff Here First Negro Game Under Lights Scheduled at 7:30 Thursday BLEVINS AND HOPE 'B" Team Will Meet North County Eleven at 7:30 Tuesday The undefeated Yerger negro high school football team will make n bid 'or state championship honors against the Pine Bluff negro team at Hammons stadium here at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night, November 17, the Hope school board announced Monday. It will be the first negro football ;amc ever played under lights in Hope. White fans will occupy the west or liornc side of the stadium, with negroes in the cast stand. A'd'm'ission will be 35 and 15 cents. The Yerger team, coached by T. T. Haney, has scored four consecutive victories, cleaning up the negro teams of the southwest district. Hope has defeated Prcscott, Camclen, Washington High of Toxarkana, and Wright "ity, Okla. The Pino Bluff negroes have lost only to Dunbar High School of Little Rock, 13-G, but Pine Bluff has defeated severa lleams that have beaten Dunbar this season; and if Yerger lakes Pine Bluff the local negroes will have a strong claim on the state title, unbeaten and untied. Safety Course Is Launched Here for School Bus Men Three-Day Meet Will Begin at 10 a. m. Wednes- ' day in City Hall , A PUBLIC MEETING General Safe-Driving Topr ics to Be Discussed : This Week A three-day school-bus-drivers' safety meeting, sponsored by the Arkansas State Police and the State Department of Education, will open at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in Hope city hall. The three-day session, in charge of County Examiner E. E. Austin and State Policeman S. R. Copeland, is open to all school-bus-drivers in Hempslead county, and school board and PTA members, superintendents, principles and teaches are especially invited. Topics during the three-clay meeting will be: "The School-Bus-Driver, His Qualifications and Responsibilities." "The Traffic Code." "School Bus Regulations." "First Aid." Blcvins-IIopc Tuesday Blevins High School will meet Hope High School's "B" team at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday, November 15, 'at Hammons sUidium. Admission will be 25 and 5 cents. It will be the second meeting between the two teams this season, Blevins taking Hope 13-G in the first encounter. G tunes This Week LITTLE ROCK— (/P)— Little Rock's powerful Tigers held a firm toe-hold on the 1938 stale high school conference foolball title Monday but there was a big Thanksgiving day hurdle in their path. The Bengals let an inspired bunch of aerial artists from Pino Bluff scrap them lo a 14 lo 14 lie here Salurday before an all-lime record Arkansas crowd of more than 13,000. The draw definitely eliminated the 1937 champion Zebras from the title race but at the same lime put a big load on Utllc Rock. Thanksgiving Day the Tigers play North Litlle Rock in a traditional season's final. The second-place Wildcats from over the river can become champions Rock lads. by defeating the Little forward movcmenl" in Soulh African defense, a mceling of the Empire group of South Africa passed a resolution stating that it is of vital importance—. (1) To register a reserve for the active citizen and coast garrison force. (2) To organize and register the civilion population in order to get up an efficient system of air raid precautions. (3) To modernize the Cape Peninsula defenses and those of the naval base. North arolinians plan to plant 75,000 black walnut trees to increase the state's supply of fine cabinet wood, Some of the following statements are true, and some false. Which are which? 1. Damascus is the oldest city in the world. 2. Joseph Cannon served more than 40 years in Congress. 3. The backbone of a camel is humped in the tmiddle. 4. The American flag faj front of the Capitol is lowered a£ pight. 5. No woman was eyer $j e4 for President of the M. H. Carothers, secretary of the Southwest Automobile Racing Association, who saw the crash, said Coleman was rated one of the nation's outstanding drivers. Tlie accident also was witnessed by Coleman's father, Oscar C. Coleman, who as his son's mechanic helped build the car that killed him. Coleman, who hold the Southwestern championship in 1932 and 1933, recent- aly returned from a racing tour of Oklahoma, Louisiana and eastern stales. Bull Appraises Hie Appraisers ELGIN, 111.— (A 1 )— Attorneys Joseph J. Wiede'nVann and Alinorc H. Teschke of Elgin went lo Ihc Morris Dolbey farm lo appraise a cow. They walked right up to the animal and starle dexmnining it. But the cow was a bull and lie charged the appraisers. They escaped after a lively sprint to the nearest fence. Stuck Her Neck Out COLDWATER, Mich. — (/P)- Biddie, John C. Johnson's pel canary, was killed instantly when she attempted to nibble cheese from a mouse trap. - -*••»* Traffic violators in Hamburg, Germ- .must attend a BBaetei, school the Skates, Stars, Celebrities Glitter at Ice Show Automobile Stolen at Football Game No Trace Is Found of Car Stolen From Frank Ward During the Hope-Prescott football game lasl Friday night, thieves stole an automobile owned by James Frank Ward jfrom its parking place at the high school grounds. Mr. Ward said Monday that no trace of the aulomobile has been found. The car is a black Chevrolet sedan, 1937 model. Pleads Guilty to Bradley Bank Case Jack Winn Drove Get- Away Car for Hamilton and Walters Litlle Rock plays Camden this week and North Lillle Rock meels Clarks- villc. Neither Camclen nor Clarksville has won or tied a conference game this season and are not expected to break their records. That means the Turkey day lille will be a title go. Nolhing much can happen lo Ihe resl of Ihc clubs this week. Pine Bluff rewards its team with a road trip to Miami, Fla. Jonesboro, knocked out of the undefeated class by Blytheville lasl week, takes on Southsidc of Memphis while Blylhe- ville plays Walnut Rdige. Hope bat- llcs Hoi Springs and El Dorado lakes on Fordyce in the only other conference games that count. Fort Smith plays Fayetleville, Russellvillc lakes on Waldron. Ouachita-Kcddifs Meet Arkansas' college foolball campaign —jusl about wrapped up and delivered to State Teachers College of Conway for a third straighl season—offers a light diet for hearty fans this weekend. The program gets off to an unbalanced start Wednesday with the University of Arkansas-University of Mississippi game at Memphis. Intended to make it easy for Eastern Arkansas to admire the Razorbacks, it is likely to turn into a mounting period for the Porker boosters this season. Ole Miss seems to pack too much power for Coach Fred Thomson's inept sophomores, who dropped a 19 lo 6 Soulh- wesl Conference game lo Southern Methodist at Dallas Saturday. Friday Ouachila plays its tradilion- al inter-city game with Henderson Teachers at Arkadelphia. The Tigers were tumbled out of the Utlc race by State Teachers at Conway Friday but are rated superior to the Reddies. Henderson evened a honie-and-home series with Hendrix, seven to nothing lasl week. Hendrix lakes on Union University at Conway Friday while the luckless TEXARKANA — (/P) — Jack Winn, who drove the gel-away car for Floycl Hamilton and Ted Walters, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two charges of robbery in connection with the holdup of the Bank of Bradley, Arkansas. Judge Ragon deferred sentencing until next Saturday. It. was a 'bJg.nlght In Hollywood when Sonja Henle premiered her new Ice revue. Movie stars and national celebrities were on hand to watch the Norwegian darling's flashing skates. At-left: Harry • Hopkins, WPA administrator, escorts Mrs. John Hay (Jock) Whitney to the show. And at right: Sonja, in costume, chats with a member! of the cast. Landowners Will Ballot Saturday Formation of Soil District to'Be Determined at Polls (Continued on Page Four) It is impossible ;£or that man to despair who r^j}jep,bers that his Hejper is omnipotent,—Jerenjy Taylor. ->.••' New Jefferson Nickels Penney Store Wednesday The new Jefferson series of nickels can be obtained at the J. C. Penney store Wednesday. A. E. Stonequisl, 'm'anager, said he had 2,000 of the new type of nickels which will be ready for distribution in change to customers making purchases. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. Pat. Off. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. Should a bride sign a tliunk you nole "Mrs. James BrownV" 2. Is il cuslomary for a woman who has been divorced to send out announcements of her second marriage'.' 3. Who pays for the bridesmaids' bouquets? 4. Should a man who is a guest rise when his hosless conies into the room, even though iiis host does not rise? 5. Should the hostess keep the prize if she makes high score? Whal would you do if— You are a woman and arc introduced to. a clergyman— (a) Rise? (b) Remain seated? (c) Wail and sec what the other women present do? Answers 1. No, "Mary Smith Brown." 4 No. 3. The father of the bride. • 4. Yes. 5. Np. PBest "What Would You Do" so, lutiQn—(a). (Copyright 1938, NBA Service, Inc.) A referendum will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, by Ihe landowners in the proposed Terre Rougc- Bodcaw Soil Conservation District upon the proposition of creating a district to include Hempslead, Nevada and LaFayelle counlies. The Soil Conser- valion District has nothing to do with Ihc collon program. The referendum on the 1939 cotton marketing quota will be conducted on December 10 and all producers of cotloln jire requested to vote. In accord with Act No. 197 of Ihe last Arkansas Legislature, a group of neearly 100 landowners in the areea drained by Terre Rouge and Bodcaw creeks petitioned the Slate S'oil Conservation Committee for a hearing on Ihe proposed Soil Conservation District. The hearing was held at Ihe Fruit and Truck Experiment Slalion on last August 2G. The Stale,. Committee, guided by the testimony given at the hearing, has decided that a district is needed, has set Ihe boundaries and has given notice of the referendu'nV to determine public sentiment. The basic principle underlying the Arkansas Soil Conservation District law is to place the responsibility for formulating and carrying out an erosion control program squarely upon the shoulders of local landowners. Local needs caused the landowners to sign the petilion, attend the hearing last August and make arrangements for Ihe referendum on November 19. No district can be formed unless the people want it, and then not unless they register this want first by petition and later by favorable vote in a referendum. Once the district is formed, control of its affairs rests in the hands of local people. The 54 local fommitleemcn and three districl convmilteemen who conduct the referendum in each of the 17 designated community voting places in Hcnipstead county who tabulate and submit the returns to the State Committee serve without pay. Each com- mitleeman is a leader who is striving ol asisl his neighbor in preserving the productivity of the soil in which society and tile farmer have a mutual interest. Dr. D. C. Root, Jefferson County Coroner, Is Dead PINE BLUFF, Ark.—OT—Dr. Dwight C. Root, 65, recently elected ot a third term as Jefferson county coroner, dice at his home here Sunday night. He had been in ill health for sevcra! months. Red Cross Drive to Open on Thursday Business Section to Be Canvassed; Rural Area Is Organized Armistice Day officially opened the Red Cross 22nd Annual Roll Call throughout the nation. In Hempslead county the drive will swing fully into action on Thursday, November 17. In the City of Hope a detailed organization has been effected in each ward of the residential district; the business district will be thoroughly canvassed by the teams working under Rev. V. A. Hammond. Every cilizen of Hope and the entire county will be urged to beconiu a member of the greatest disaster relief organization in the entire world. In Bodcaw township Luther Rider, progressive Patmos merchant, is once again heading the drive; in Spring Hill; Elsie Weisenberger and Blanche Light at Liberty Hill; Mrs. Betty Jane Fosler al Slephenson School House; and Ellis Willioniss, the latler working among Ihe collered people in the area devastaled by Ihc lornado lasl spring. In Bois'd Arc township Mrs. Ruth Seymour is the chairman assisted by Mrs. Monroe Cox, Ben Wilson, J. I. Lieblong and others at Fulton and Mrs. Mary Goodman at McNab. George Ware is in charge of the drive at the Experiment farm and Gifford Byers in the Providence community. Other township chairmen will be announced later. The merchants of Hope have been exceedingly cooperative in displaying the Red Cross official posters showing the appealing figure of the Red Cross nurse, which presents a plea for your annual during the*Roll Call now n progress. Pike Wilson is leading Ihe drive among Ihe negroes of Hope. Pardon Is Granted to A. T, Hudspeth Former Northwest Arkansas Banker Is Given Full Pardon Life Sentence on Fultzls Upheld Supreme Court Cites Failure to Produce Bill of Exceptions LITTLE ROCK— (IP)— The Arkansas Supreme Court Monday upheld the life sentence imposed on John Fultz, former Ouachita county peace officer, in Ouachita circuit court last June for Ihe 1937 slaying of his elderly kinsman, George Fultz, of Bearden. The decision said the defense plea for a new trial on the basis of newly- discovered evidence could not be considered because no bill of exceptions was filed and there was nothing in the record to show that a new trial motion was presented in the lower court. The court also ruled that failure to file a bill of exceptions prevented consideration of the defense contention that the petit jury was not properly empanelled and sworn. George Fultz and his wife were found slain in their Bearden home November 22, 1937. Final Elimination From Universities \ Ordered by Nazis Students 6 to 14 Had'Been' Eliminated Two Years l Earlier B RITAIN PRO TESTS Resents German Press Attacks on Eden, Churchill ' and Others ;, BERLIN, Germany—(/P)—Minister of Education Bernhard Rust Monday expelled Jewish students from all «ni- < versities, technical schools and other institutions of higher learning as the lastest move toward separation of Jews and Germans. _ Rust telegraphed all rectors of .iini- ' versities ordering them to oust Jewish students immediately, and not to permit any more to enter even for -lectures which do not involve examination for degrees. This means final elimination of Jews of all ages from the German school system. Pupils from 6 to 14 were taken from the German schools in 1936 and put in Jewish private schools. Rust's order follows Saturday's stringent decrees against German Jewry. British Protest LONDON, Eng. -#P)— A strong British protest to Germany against the recent Nazi press attacks on British political leaders in connection with the killing of a German diplomat in Paris, was disclosed in the House of Commons Monday by Prime Minister Chamberlain. , ' • Der Angriff, press organ of the Ger-" man minister, ^OTppaga^da/had^saicL last Friday:' " :. ;-, ,-.; " i,..r., "It is no coincidence", that the 17- year-old Polish German Jew who killed Ernest yom Rath "took the same line as Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Alfred Duff Cooper and all 'outspoken critics of Chamberlain's foreign policies. Pope Is Aroused VATICAN CITY, Rome, ' L'Osservatore Roamno,' the Vatican City newspaper, disclosed Monday that ~ I Pope Pius had vainly asked both Premier Mussolini and King Vittorio Emanuel to prevent the adoption of Italy's new ravial marriage restrictions. The papal newspaper said the decree "wounded" the Lateran accord, an agreement between the church and the Italian government ,< Plane Crash Fatal for Two Persons National Guard Ship Falls in Tennessee Hills and Burns LITTLE ROCK Governor Bailey Monday granted a full pardon to A. T. Hudspeth, 56, former head of a imrl Invest Arkansas banking chain, who foughl for more lhan five years to avoid serving a one-year prison sentence- given him for receiving deposits in an insolvent bank. Dude Ranchers Pamper Guests, But Not Dogs By The AP Feature Service LIVINGSTON, Mont—Western dude ranchers must put up with the whims if their citified guesls because lliat's their business—but when it comes to the dogs of those guests, they think some sort of line should be drawn. At Ihe lalesl convention of Ihe dude ranchers associalion Hie unpleasant mailer of dogs was mulled. One rancher who had packed 90 pounds of dgo bones over mountain trails in a single month for a guest's Great Dane dog called for a firm stand against dogs. Most city dogs have pampered "tummies" and when they get a bit of raw meat it upsets them, lie said. Guests also become disturbed because the ranch hasn't a canine hospital. Besides there are coyote traps, porcupines and bears to cause dog trouble. Taken all in all, life on the range just isn'l geared lo city dog temperament, he said. After listening in convention to the arguments, pro and con, the dude ranchers should turn a guest away just because he—or she—has a dog. No resolutions were voted, but feeling ran high. SPARTA, Tenn.—(#)—Two men were killed when a New York national guard airplane enroute to Nashville, Tenn., crashed into the fog-bound Tennessee hills near here. Identified from articles in then? clothing, the victims were Lieut. Roy W, Krout, World war avialor and candy manufacturer of Paterson, N. J., and Lansing S. Holden of New York. The bodies were badly burned and mutilated. Whhen. aiv automobile accident lias occurcd, it ussually is best to leave an injured person where he is, keep him warm, and await arival of an ambulance. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. — (/P) — Decembei cotton opened Monday at 8.78 and closed at 8.77. Spot cotton closed steady and unchanged. Man Returns From 'Dead' to Find Wife Remarried PITTSB"uRGH--(/P)-Davis Rowland MacDonald returned from the "dead" to find his wife had divorced him, remarried, had him declared legally dead and collected three insurance policies on his life. John F. Sears, agent in charge of the Pittsburgh offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reported the modern Enoch Arden had been arrested "on a local charge" in Pasadena, Calif., and his identity established through fingerprints, Sears, reconstructing the case, relaled. MacDonald disappeared in Pittsburgh February 3.4, 1924, and police ruled he had committed suicide when they found his hat and coat on the Allegheny river bank. He left a note addressed to his wife, Clara, telling her he had "failed in business and as a Hoboes Demand Service SACRAMENTO, Calif.-(tf>)-Boxcar bums are demanding real service these days. M. A. Peck, railroad passenger agent, says she gets many calls to know what time freight trains are arriving and departing in the Sacramento yards. He always gives the information. In Mississippi, highways have a raised center stripe, three-eights of an, inch high and four inches wide, as a geuile reminder to careless drive-

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