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r John T. Flynn Says: Washington Lays Down Ban-age of Words—Semantics to Mr. Chase—as Defense Program Gets Under Way. By JOHN T. FLYNN NBA Service Stuff Correspondent NEW YORK.—Mr. Stuart Chase last year wrote a book about the tyranny of words. Our daily conversation, our newspapers, our public utterances b'ristlo with words, words bulging with ominous meanings. And we use those Words to blast our foes or favor our special objectives. : ® They arc words like "Coinmunlsl" or 'Americanism'." If we dislike n man's views, we call them comnmi.isl, and that settles their hash. If we vvunt to paint nn idea, acceptably, we call it "Americanism" and lluil makes it per- Jack Fulkerson Is Selected by Team as Most Valuable Will Receive Stewart's Gold Trophy Award Wednesday LETTER MEN NAMED School to Present Gold Football to the Best , Student-Athlete Members of the Hope High School football learn Tuesday selected Jack Fulkerson, end and senior, as the most Valuable member of the squad during the past season. Fulkerson will be presented the gold trophy offered annually by Stewart Jewelry^ store in recognition of the Kbnor. The vote between Fulkerson nnd Captnin Dean Parsons was a tie on the first ballot. A second ballot w;is necessary to de- (crminc the winner. The trophy will be presented at chapel exercises Wednesday morning. Gold Footliall Award At the same time a gold football will be presented to a 'member of the squat chosen annually by school officials as Star* V^ w^»M • WEATHER. Arkansas—-Fair Tuesday night and Wcdnes day; warmer in extreme south portion Tuesday nifjht. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 49 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29,1938 PRICE 6c COPY , - —Photo by Hope Star. Jack Fulkcrson the "best all-round student and alh- The winner of the gold football, to be presented by Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent, will not be announced unti the time of presentation. The playei has been chosen, but the school officials withheld his name. 20 to Get Sweaters Coach Foy Hammons announced th lust of players to receive sweaters in recognition of their work on the gridiron this season. The list numbers 18 players and two student managers. The letter men arc: Captain Dean Parsons, Charles Ray Baker, David Coleman, Joe Eason, Sonny Murphy, Roy Taylor, Jimmy Daniels, Tommy Samuels, Jack Fulkerson, Tommy Turner, Major Si'mpson, Norman Green, Jimmy Taylor, Thomas Quimby, Bobby Ellen, Westley Calhoun, Bill Tom Bundy, Mike Sncicker. The two student managers are Dorsey Fuller and Raymond Bright, assistant. Captain Dean Parsons, Joe Eason and Jack Fulkerson, all three-year men, will receive jackets instead of sweaters. It is a custom of the school to present four-year men with white sweaters or blankets—which ever they desire—but since there are no four-year men on the squad all will receive red sweaters with white numerals and service stripes except Parsons, Eason and Fulkerson who chose jackets. Two players will be lost from next ' year's team, Jack Fulkerson, who graduates at mid-term, and Ji'm'my Taylor, who receives his diploma next .spring. feet. An old word, but a with n new purpose, is now being used very freely. It is the word "defense." Washington is preparing a big "defense" program The ijooplo are told they must arm for national defense. We read that the WPA is to be gradually demolished and money applied to "national defense." The reason is plain. The people are in favor of national defense. There is no man who does not want national defense for this country. Therefore whatever is proposed in the way ol arms is called "national defense." That make scvcrybody who opposes the plan a traitor, a star gazing idealist, who wants to expose his country to attack in the nii'iv.'e of pacifism. But since the new arament program—whatever it is to be—is proposed in th name of national defense, then it must be judged by the lest of whether it is really for national defense or for some oilier purpose. Navy Asks IJijjKest Boost It is conceded by everyone that the nation needs an army and a navy. At present it has an army of 1G5.000. The chief of .staff, General Craig, proposes that it be enlarged. But he asks only 3000 additional men No one will think that dangerous. H is the navy which is asking for the immense increases in battleships and other heavy tonnage vessels, the 'ull extent of which has only been whispered so far. Also wo are to have 12,000 plans by the end of 1939. Now, if the object of the vast naval expansion is defence, the question irises—what and whom are we to defend ourselves against? And what are we to defend'. 1 National defense can be expanded to mean anything any champion of a vast navy wishes it to mean. It 'ni'ay mean the protection of the shores of continental United States from invasion or attack. It may mean to defend the continental shores plus Hawaii. Or it may mean to protect the Philippine Islands or it may mean that the nevy must be strong enough to protect American "interests," no matter whore they are located, even up the Yanagtzc river in China. Or, upon the principle that the best defense is of- iJrise-^-to attack first—this idea of national defense may mean a navy largo enough to cope successfully with any combination of powers anywhere in the world. Therefore, the tei'm' national defense can be used to defenc any conceivable expansion oC our nava armaments. Before this controversy goes any further, the advocates of naval expansior might be asked anil forced by insistcn questioning to say just what they meat by the term "national defense." Un less they do, the whole discussion cai gel nowhere. AIRLINER CRASH Troops Pour Into Paris as French Face Labor Crisis Government Augments 26,000 Soldiers Already in the Capital 4 A. M. WEDNESDAY Cotton Exchange Submits 5 Points on Crop Control Asserts Grave Danger Faces South Under Present System NEED ADJUSTMENT Labor Shows No Signs of Giving Way to Govern-. ment's Decrees PARIS, France—(/P)—Premier Da- ladicr, warning that "the fate of the nation may be at stake," marched troops to vital centers Tuesday and placed nil public servants under military control In an effort to break the general strike scheduled for Wednes- Army detachments rode into Paris jy truck and rail, swelling the ranks >f the 25,000 soldiers already garrisoned in the capital. The 24-hour general strike is scheduled to begin at 4 o'clock .Wednesday morning. TCU Team Invited to Play in Sugar Bowl Jan. 2 Some Payment to Producer Required, in View of Tariff IL S. May Double Army Observers Ask Increase in Military Ataches for South America New Shoe Repair Shop Opens on Walnut Street * »—^— J. A. Roberts and Mrs. Roberts, formerly of Fort Worth, have opened shoe shop at 123 South Walnut strqel in the building formerly occupied b> Bailey Shoe Shop. Mr. Roberts is a native Arkansan am has 22 years experience in the shoe repair business, having operated some of the largest shops in the southwest He has installed new machinery for all types of shoe rebuilding work. WASHINGTON -VI 1 )—The Department of War will ask congress, it was earned Tuesday, to double the mini- Mr of U. S. military attaches in South America, The action is to provide another link n inter-American protective bonds. it follows a .steady increase in Latin American attaches here. The Department of War now maintains only six attaches below the Rio Grande. Labor Crisis PARIS—(/P)—Paralysis of France by a one-day nationwide strike was threatened by widening labor support Monday in spite of government measures which held military rule over the heads of a large section of the workers preparing the Wednesday walkout. The government announced a specia "mass decree" allowing the requisitioning under military supervision o: all public service employes—subway bus line, electric and gas plant workers. The delivering of requisitions to the nation's railway workers was proceeding. -••These meajsurcs were taken us gov crnmenl employes' ' unions totaling 950,000 public servants, including 520,000 railroad workers, defied cabine orders to disregard the strike call. In prolesl against government de croc laws suspending the 40-hour worl week and imposing new taxes, 5,000,000 general Confederation of Labor members were on call to strike. Throughout the country unions were approving resolutions to walk out in a protest demonstration. Military officials said the requisitioning of public service employes would proceed as follows: Army authorities would be placed n charge of the companies affected incl take over supervision of opera- ions. If the workers, then working 'or the army in the interest of national defense, refused to perform their duties or disobeyed orders Ihey .vould be subject to trial by military courts. If the regular workers chose to strike :md run the risk of court-martial, the army could replace them with soldiers who would take over the job of driving engines, shoveling coal, selling tickets. The Ministry of National Defense would be in direct command of the public services after the requisition order became effective. The Ministry of © A Thought The end of learning i.s to know God.—Milton. Some of the following statements are true, and some'false. Which are which'.' 1. Pearls will dissolve in vinegar. 2. The watermelon is a native of America. 3. Lightning may strike twice in the same place. 4. Trees die of old age. 5. Mother Goose was the invention of a French author, <:ji Page 2 MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Hog. U. S. Pat. Oil. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authorilalive answers below: 1. When a woman who is dining in a restaurant with a man makes her selection, does .she give it to the waiter or to her hosl? 2. Should u dinner napkin be spread oul across the lap? 3. May Fried chicken be eaten in the fingers? •1. Is il good manners In omit tipping in a restaurant—because one docs not believe- in.tipping? 5. When one man takes another to dinner in a restaurant, who gives the order to the waiter? What would you do if— Your husband wants to ask an unmarried business associate (a man) to dinner— (i;l You telephone and ask him? tb) Let your husband ask him? (c) Write him a note'.' Answers 1. To her host. 2. No. II should be left folded once. o. Only when a meal i.s served picnic fashi'on. 4. No. 5. Each man gives his own order to the waiter. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a) if you are having a dinner party. Or (b 4 if he is to be the only guest. Public Works normally is charged with operation of the railroads. The General Federation of Federal Employes told its members flatly to "join the strike" despite a warning by Premier Daladier that they would be subject ti dismissal if they haltec work. The truck drivers' union joined the one-day strike movement, ordering al drivers except those engaged in delivering milk and perishable goods to observe the strike order. Official Vote on the Amendments Official Canvass for Entire State Reported as Follows NEW ORLEANS, La.-(/P)—The board of directors of the New Orleans Cotton exchange, in its annual report issuoc late Monday, said the South faced 1 a "readjustment of the first magnitude which vitally affects" the entire nation, if the pdesent plan of crop control continues. After pointing to the unprecedented crop production of 1937 and the resultant record carryover, the board saic the Department of Agriculture estimated for the 1938-39 crop was in excess of 12,000,000 bales. "Your Board of Directors feels," the report said, "thai if Ihe present plan of crop control, in all its ramifications is to continue, the Soulh is facing, i: not the greatest economic crisis since the Civil war, certainly a readiustmcnt of the mast serious magnitude which vitally affects, not only the cotton industry and ita people, but the entire nation. "We are at the crossroads. Are we going to give up our foreign markets nnd plan only for dovrieslic use or are we to regain our world markets arid again take our place, as the grealst cotton producing country?" Offers "Basic Principles';, The boa'rd said that, while it di'd not offer a solution, the answer "may be found" in the following "basic principles." "1. As long as our cotton farmer buys in a protected market, and sells in a free market, he must be compensated in some manner to meet world j conditions, if he is to receive a fair 1 return for his labor. '2. That crop control 'm'ust be continued until our present surplus is reduced to normal proportions. 3. Farm loans which may have been necessary as emergency measures have proven that they produce no cures. We cannot have loans which create a false price level and in effect become purchases by the government at a price above the world market. The cotton then goes into government hands instead of consumptive channels. 'Some plan must IM> put into operation whereby the farmer shall sell his cotton to any buyer al the world price and through adjusted payments receive for his efforts a return equal to what he has received in the last two years. '4. That during any year of restricted acreage, should the farmer face a disastrously short crop, he shall be compensated by some form of crop insurance. : '5. That as soon as possible some plan shall be put into effect for the liquidation of the surplus holdings of government cotloii and this cotton should be liquidated through the facilities of the cotton trade which are betler equipped to handle such liquidation than any new government agency which may be established for this purpose." Make World Price The report added that under a solu- ,ion which would embody the five joints, American cotton would make he world price and not seek it. This is in no sense a criticism of Secretary Wallace and his associates," .he report said. "It must be reali/cd .hat his hands are, at times, politically tied, which frustrates his plans and in Jie end nullifies his efforts." Is Forced Down on Rough Sea by High Wind, Hits Rocks America's No. 1 college football team, in the eyes o£ most critics and fans, is that of. Texas Christian University. The Horned Frogs in the line are, from left to right: Durwood Horncr, Allic White, Bud Taylor, Ki Aldrich, Forrest Kline, I. B. Hale, and Don Looney. The backs are, from left to right: Johnny Hall, Connie Sparks, Davey O'Brien, and Earl Clark. NEW ORLEANS H. A. Benson, president of the Midwinter Sports association, announced Tuesday that Carnegie Tech and Texas Christian University had been invited to play the Sugar Bowl game January 2. -® LITTLE ROCK —(/P)— The official tabulation Monday on amendments and acts, bearing out unofficial returns compiled earlier by the Associated Press, showed: Amendment 24 (chancery probate): for 66,897; against 52,632. Amendment 25 (county hospitals): for 03,826; against 55,911. Amendment 26 (poll tax): for 42,436; Against 83,725. Amendment 27 (workmen's compensation): for 77,028; against 45,966. Amendment 28 (bond refinancing): for 40,753; against 85,482. Amendment 29 (tax exemptions): for 70,<J80; against 49,276. Amendment 30 (education board) for 56.994; against 64,906. Amendment 31 (bar regulation): foi 74.290 against 46,932. Amendment 32 (special elections) lor 63, 414; against 56,947. Referred act 8 (bridge districts): foi 51.771; against 65,544. Initiated act 1 (local option): for 56,439; against 71,702. Male bubmblebees do not survive tb winter months. Red Cross Fund Is Near $1,000 Mark C o ntinued C o ntributions Tuesday Brings Total to $973.32 Previously Reported $930.07 Bruner-Ivory Handle Co 10.00 A. D. Vatcs 50 G. J. Downing 1.00 Frank-Ramsey 25 Ross Bales 25 Horace Billings 25 I Tommie Brumbield ..._ 25 O. L. Smith _ _ _... .25 Gilbert Odell 25 Walter Chance " .25 Henry Fenwick 25 Charlie Prince 25 Roy Coleman 25 C. F. Envin 1.00 Carroll Sehoolcy 25 Phinos OdtfnV 25 W. H. Prescott .50 H B. Hoskins 1.00 J. M. Kesner 1.00 Vernon Schooley 1.00 Luther Volentine 50 R. O. Byard 1.00 G. W. Womack 1.00 Elwood Smith 1.00 R. L. Ponder 1.00 Raymond Lee Urban 1.00 N. J. Burns 1.00 Foster Young .25 Ewell Ward .'25 Roy Brittain 1.00 Herbert Yates .- 25 S. A. Wcstbrook _ 1.00 Orville Stcadman 50 Dean Stcadman 50 Louie Jones 50 Chester Ramsey 25 James C. Russell 25 Reed Cannon 25 Jack Lloyd 25 George Loudennilk 25 George Poindexter 25 C. W. Coleman 25 Tech already has accepted. TClTs acceptance, hinges on Southwest Conference' permission; ' ' Tech. Powerhouse TCU, unbeaten and untied, splits with Notre Dame the No. 1 ranking position in American collegiate football. Carnegie Tech also is unbeaten and untied except for the disputed 7-0 decision which is dropped to Noire Dame on an official's blunder. Tech's quarterback, with the ball on his own 40-yard line, asked the referee what down it was. The referee replied it was third down. Tech tried another ground play, figuring it had a fourth down in which to punt out of danger. Actually, however, it was then fourth down—the referee admitling he had made a mistake—and Ihe ball went over to Notre Dame on Tech's 40, setting up the one and only touchdown in a game which otherwise probably would have been a scoreless tie. Later, Carnegie Tech went on to smash Pittsburgh 20 to 10. Irwin, Slayer of Model, Sentenced "Mad Sculptor" Begins Serving 139-Year Term for Murder NEW YORK- -For the .shocking Easter morn, 1937, slayings of a beautiful young photographers' model, her mother and their apartment boarder, 31-year-old Robert Irwin Monday began serving a 139-year prison sentence —in a closely guarded padded cell. Sentence was pronounced by General Sessions Judge James G. Wallace and Irwin—silenced amid a dramatic courtroom oration against "rich man's, justice"—was taken immediately to Sing Sing. Warden Lewis E. Lawcs said the "ma sculptor"—who had studied his are under some of America's masters and for the ministry at St. Lawrence University—would be segregated. .25 .25 .25 J. T. Cannon W. J. Mack G. L. Cox Charley Hill .25 Robert Turner .• 25 H. P. Cannon 25 Jolm Smith 25 A. Nelson 25 C. Loudennilk 25 Guaranty Trust Is Railroad Winner Bank Crushes Bid by R. R. Young for VanSwerin- gen Empire BALTIMORE, Md.— (/Pi— An overwhelming stockholders' vote, conlroll- ed by Guaranty Trust Company, of Now York, crushed today the single- handed efforts of Robert R. Young, financier-broker, to hall liquidation of Clic.saix.-ake Corporation, middle holding company of the once vast Van Sweringen rail group. Young, who has sought for Wore than a year lo gain control of the Van Sweringen interests, registered the lone protest when the liquidation plan came before a special stockholders' meeting here. The vote, representing 73 per cent of all Chesapeake stock— and with Guaranty alone voting more than 70 per cent—was unanimous in favor of liquidation and reduction of outstanding capital stock. Fletcher to Head District Office Personnel of WPA Unit in Hope Announced Tuesday •' ' • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—{/PJ—Administrative personnel of the six new district works progress administration headquarters to be established December of area offices will be reduced Administrator Floyd Sharp. Under the revised setup the number o farea offices will be reduced from 12 to six. Activities will be concentrated at Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Fort Smith, Hope and Batesville. Present offices will' be vacated at Newport, Calm'den, Montcello,-Wal- dron, Brinkley and Russellville. Sharp said that the position of field supervisor would be abolished and that the three supervisors would be assigned as area, supervisors. The three and their new assignments are T, J. Collier, Jr., Newport, to Jonesboro; D, B. Cutler, Little Rock, to the Little Rock area headquarters; Henry Armstrong, Fort Smith, to the Fort Smith headquarters. Other area supervisors'will be Frank Kirk at Pine Bluff; Wayne C. Fletcher, Hope; and Robert L. Jacobs, Batesville. Other personnel of the new offices which Sharp explained were being established as an economy move wer Area No. 5, Hope: M, T. Bond engineer, Joe Floyd, chief clerk, Cornelia Lee, W. and P. projects, Thomas Wagoner, chief social worker and John W. Allen, labor assignment. Counties to be included in the new areas included: Area No. 5—Polk, Montgomery, Hot Spring, Sevicr, Howard, Pike, Clark, Little River, Hompstead, Nevada, Mil- ,er, Lafayette and Columbia. Area No. 2—Grant, Jefferson, Arkansas, Dallas, Cleveland, Lincoln, Ashley, Desna, Guachila, Calhoun, Bradley, Drew, Union and Chicot. Only Two Persons Rescu-' ed, Five Missing at San ',' Francisco . < , v AN 84-MILE WIND,-, Adverse Wind Exhausts" Gas Tanks, Putting Ship -, , on Rough Water '• .' J , SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-(/P)-A- luxury airliner was smashed to pieces. on the rocky ocean beach, near here ^ Tuesday after it had fought an 84-', , mile-an-hour wind en route from Seattle to Oakland and finally. was. • fcfrced down on a rough sea after its tanks ran dry. • '• ' The pilot and one passenger later- were hauled up a steep cliff by ropes but coast guardsmen said five other, persons were not found, and no. bodies u were sighted. - ' . Pilot Charges Stead, of Seattle, and Passenger Isadore R. Edelstein, of Los Angeles, reached the beach after the plane was smashed by waves. Conflicting reports said one of the two was injured seriously. Others aboard the ship were: H. L. Shonts, San Jose; J. B/Hefel- bower, San Francisco; Philip Hart, Portland; Co-Pilot Lloyd Jones, Seattle; and Stewardess Frona Clay; Ala-' meda. • • ' • ' - *"! Yangtze River Is J a p a n Say s Ariftounce- ment Holds -Until -All China Is Conquered SHANGHAI, China — (/P)— Japan's armed forces Tuesday night served •notice on the world that the great Yangtze river, China's -main trade artery, would remain closed to .all -'but- Japanese shipping until China is conquered and reconstructed under Japanese control. A joint army-navy communique indicated that protests would be unavailing until Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek 'is beaten. E. A. Allen _... Homer Odom Dwight Odom O. W. Womack Clayton Pcttit Leonard Beurdcn Carl Bradshaw L. C. Mays A. Albritton Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Spraggins.. Zilpha Keilh Kathleen Broach Mrs. Maslyn C. Custer Total Bruner-Ivory Handle Co. and Employes Clarence Baker Ruffin White .50 35 .25 .50 .25 .25 .25 .25 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 41.25 1.00 1.00 Total ?973.."2 Bruner office force went 100 %. Sexton beetles have an acute sense of smell, and quickly locate any dead creature lying about. Gov. Bailey Talks to the President They Discuss Freight Rates and Arkansas PWA Projects WARM SPRINGS, Ga— (/P)—Governor Bailey of Arkansas, who visitec President Roosevelt here Monday night returned to the ''Little White House' Tuesday. He had spent Monday nigln in Atlanta. Bailey said he discussed "the freight situation" and PWA projects in Arkansas with the executive. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. — (/P) — December cotton opened Tuesday at 8.77 and closed at S.78. Suol cotton closed three points higher, middling 8.G4. 3 AFL Charters to Be Awarded Here State Secretary to Install Them in'Hope on Friday Night H. M. Thackery, secretary of the Arkansas Federation of Labor, will officially install three new charters Friday night at a joint labor meeting in Hope, W. F. Hutchens, representative of the American Federation of Labor, announced Tuesday. The charters arc: Coopers International Union, the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (industrial), and the Journeymen Carpenters and Painters. Hutchens announced that an international representative of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners would arrive in Hope shortly lo begin con- tracl negotialions with several local industries. Several other groups are in the process of being organized, Hutchens said. The central labor and trades council, a labor governing body, will be installed here about the first of January, according to Hutchens. Jews Are Barred TOKYO, Japan—(£>)—Jewish emigrants from Germany are to be forbidden entry into North China, said a Japanese military announcement from Tientsin Tuesday through Domei, Japanese news agency. GOP Is Urged to Oust the'Tories' S i rii p s o n, New Y o r. k, Makes Appeal as Nat'l Committee Convenes WASHINGTON.— (#) —Kenneth F, Simpson, New York liberal Republican leader, declared Tuesday that his party must rid itself "of the reactionary influences of the past." He made this statement as the Republican National Committee convened to Canvass G. O. P. election victories and formulate party work plans for the next two years. Shopping Days Christmas Some East Afriacn natives churn milk into butler lo use for hairdressing and nol for eating purposes. w . _ SHE WORLD WAS LOOKING- SCEPTICALLY AT &E(2A4AN PEACE PpoPOSAL^uj T OOKING BACK TO CHRIST^ MAS 22 YEARS AGO— The world was looking skeptically at German peace proposals. . . . Christmas packages for allied soldiers, and for the American ambulance units in France were solicited. . . . Street shrines were being erected in London to honor the war 'dead. . . . The Virgin Islands spent their first Christmas under the American flag. . . . Women were wearing high waists and flaring, fussy skirts.

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