Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 1, 1938 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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$2O m Prizes to Be Offered for Christmas Store Windows Twenty dollars in cash prizes Is offered by Hope Star in connection with o city-wide unveiling of Christmas display windows, which is scheduled Thursday night, December 8; , »,*;*|4j The store windows will bo draped nil Thursday the 8th, and will be open- sd to public view that night. All merchants planning to enter the contest must notify The Star by Wednesday, December 7, so that they may bo included in the official list which will bo turned over to the judges. The rules of the contest follow: 1. Twenty dollars in cash prizes; ?15 first prize; ?5 second prize. 2. Juding to be based on two factors—50 per cent for originality of the idea and the way it is carried out; and 50 per cent for the most effective display of merchandise. 3. Notice of entry in the contest must be given The {3tar by Wednesday, December 7. 4. Windows Vmist bo draped >11 dny Thursday, December 8, nnd the display must be put in that day and completed by 7 p. m.-nfter which all windows will be opened to the public and the judges. Plans for other prizes for the Clu-istmas shopping season will be announced later. John T. Flynn Says: By JOHN T. FLYNN NEA Service Staff Correspondent NEW YORK.—We arc beginning to observe phenomena in the general iconomic situation not unlike those which appeared in the later part of 193G. -© First of all, production has boon in- m_ w^ « creasing with iwo farmers in "° y cu •»• Disagreement on Agricultural Act W. C. Johnson, Blevins, Hits P r o g r a m—M. H. Moody, Hope, Favors It A TARIFF PROBLEM Two Letters Debate Question of Compensating the Farmer Editor The Star: I am wandering if Mr. Farmer of Hcmpstead county really realizes what he is facing on December 10 again. I consider the vote we are to take on that clay one of the most critical votes that we have cvter taken in this county. I ask this question: If you vote in favor of this compulsory Centralized .farm bill, what arc you doing? The following is what I say you are doing, according to my judgment: You are doing like Esaw of old: You are selling your birthright for a mess of pottage. By this I mean, you are giving up to a great extent that great blessing given to us by our forefathers, which is freedom and liberty of conscience. Did you know in voting reasonable speed, cm- been increasing. This occurred nil through 193G, striking finally a sort of accelerating spark which sent it into high. This has not occurred now by any means. Whether it will or not is beside the point for the moment. This moment this 1936 condition began to manifest itself the cry went up that we were enjoying real recovery and with this wont a demand for tapering off of government expenditures. Tho administration rcspondeci to this demand and thereafter all through the latter half of 193G and the early part of 1937 expenditures were cut. Meantime prices rose, thus adding to the depressive influences and 1937 moved swiftly into a tail spin of impressive proportions. Now as production has increased and as employment has expanded, tho same talk about recovery has spread arounc and the sa'mc demand for curtailing government expenditures has begun Again the President responds and, we are to believe the stories fron Washington, expenditures for relief an to be cut drastically. Another Tail Spin? Of course there is the feeling that these reductions are to be accompanied by increased expenditures for armaments. But the money for the armaments is not yet available and when it is it wiil.1 take some time to put it effectively to work. Now if this curtailment of government expenditures lakes place there is Star ^^•"••v**^^^ WEATHER. Arkansas — Mostly cloudy, probably occasional rains Thursday night and Friday, warmr Friday night. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 42 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1,1938 PRICE 6c COPY ATKINS IS NEW MAYOR & ft • ft ft ft- ft ft ft ft ft ft ' ft -ft. ft .4 26 Children Killed As Train Hits School Bus for this lasv that you would be favoring a communist movement to centralize, the fanners in .tho hand of one. man, Also, did you know that this whole AAA program has been ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court. Do you remember how Mr. Wallace arid the president made fun of the supreme judges because of their decision? Mr. Farmer, are you one of those fellows that believe that democracy in America is a failure, and we do not need to preserve for the unborn future that blessed. freedom and liberty that we have so wondrfully enjoyed because of our forefathers? If so, vote for this centralized law and let one man tell you what to do. Mr. Farmer, are you one that listens to those bought federal political high- living office man? If so, you had better think three times before you vote. Examine yourself thoroughly and sec if you arc voting for principle or for money. The office fellows will hold money before your eyes until they make you forget every principle that ever blessed the human race. Doesn't common reason teach us for the past six years that we have been fooled and deceived- Did they not tell us in the beginning that the foreign countries had refused to buy our cotton and the thing to do was to reduce and force those countries to buy? They could never .grow enough cotton for themselves. Now what do they tell you? They say our foreign market is gone for good. And they say we are compelled to reduce to our home consumption. Which time did they tell the truth? Mr. Farmer, the whole farm program is inconsistent, unworkable, and contrary to free government, and it will take us down instead of up, and cause us to lose every ounce of liberty that was bought by the blood of our forefathers. Mr. Farmer, how can you believe in a program of less in order to have plenty? We were told back in 193: to give the drinker more in order to have less drinkers and less bootleggers. What do you now see? This is the same trick that was pulled by the 3.2 beer vote in 1932 and killed the 18th amendment. This vote will re- fleet on the whole constitution. In regard to this five-bale program it is like all the centralized govern mcnt programs, which I say are con trary to a free government. It wouli increase the standard of living to the extreme. Besides, this program woulc contradict all that the government ha said and done, so I sec no chance fo no doubt that tho mild recovery movement will very quickly be checked and that we will go into the sa'm'c kind of a tail f.pir>..,y;e saw. in 1937. It .may, indeed, be more serious. For now there is a depressive influence which did not exist before. Then the government was raising funds by loans from the banks. This was 100 per cent inflationary. But now the government is getting its funds partly from the banks but partly from loans of tax money. "Loans of tax money" may sound trange. It' is strange. It is one of the -rangcst of public finance oddities, 'he government imposes a heavy tax n pay rolls and employers for social ccurity. It then "borrows" this tax loney and issues bonds for it. Sectn- ngly it is spend ing Yn'oney obtained by oans but it is actually spending money btaincd by taxes. This will run into lany hundreds of millions this year nd even more next year. The Time For Thinking The time to think about the coming conomic effects of government ac- ion is now, before that action is taken, nd when the effects lie in the future, 'he time to perceive that the plan to ut quickly the extent of WPA funds Utah Rural Bus Is Hit on Crossing by Fast Freight Bodies Brought From Rural Accident Scene to Salt Lake City GOING TO SCHOOL 40 to 60 Youngsters, 12 to 16 Years Old, on Board the Bus SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—OT—A fast freight train crashed into a loaded school bus near here Thursday, killing 26 and seriously injuring at least a dozen others. W. E. Speakman, chief clerk of the Rio Grande & Western railway, said 20 dead had been counted. The bodies were taken to mortuaries throughout the city, and attempts were being made lo locate relatives to assist in identfication. Estimates of the number in the bus ranged from 40 to GO. The dead and injured were scattered along the right-of-way for hundreds of feet. The accident occurred at a rural crossing 10 miles south of here. The bus was bound for Jordan High School. The ages of the victims ranged from 12 to 16 years. The condition of the bodies, and the inaccessability of the crossing, made a definite check on casualties difficult. (Continued on Page Three) Some of the following statements are true. Some are false. Which are which? 1. France collected rent from the United Slates for the trenches in the World war. 2. The tomato plant is a native of England. 3. Electric current makes exposed wires hum. 4. A crow can talk if its tongue is slit. 5. Fish frozen in solid ice may be revived. Answers oil Pago T\yo (Continued on Page Three) Will Receive Bids for Construction New Fire Station Brick Building to Be Erected at Second and Laurel DEADLINE IS DEC. Bids for Construction New Courthouse Soon 18 of Receive Bids on 22 Miles of Road One of Projects Subject to Contract Is in White County LITTLE ROCK. — (/P) — The Slate Highway Commission received bids Thursday for construction of 22 miles of road, two bridges, and one overpass. Contracts were to be let Thursday afternoon. The projects, and apparent low bidders, included: White county — 1.9 miles of gravel, one reinforced concrete bridge, Bald Knob-north road, State 87; Gilbert Smith, Ml. Ida, $19,794.84. Martinsv\lle, Ind., hns the largest goldfish "farm" in the United States, Two Stock Show Champions •o Mayor Albert Graves said Thursday that he was preparing a legal notice for publication Friday, asking for bids on construction of the new fire station to bo erected across the street from the Black apartments, East Second. He said sealed proposals would be received at his office until 2 p. m. December 18, at which ti'm'e and place the proposals will be publicly opened anc read aloud. Any bid received after closing time will be returned unopened. Copies of the plans, specifications and other proposed contract documents are on file in the office of the mayor and are open for public inspection. A set of such documents may be ob laincd from Clarence W. King, 102! Dalzel street, Shreveport, La., upon deposit of a certified check for $20. This deposit will be refunded to each actual bidder upon return of such documents in good condition within five days after .the receipt of bids, the. legal notice said. The character and amount of security to be furnished by each bidder are stated in the above mentioned documents. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids, for at least 60 days. The City of Hope reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities, the prepared notice said. Mayor Graves said that bids for construction of the new Hempstead county courthouse, to be located on the old Garland school property, will be received within the next few days. A legal notice will be prepared and published as to the date of receiving bids, the m'ayor concluded. -» • • Nevada Gins 9,936 Bales Cotton to November 14 PRESCOTT, Ark.—The Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census report shows that 9,936 bales of cotton were ginned in Nevada county from the crop of 1938 prior to November 14 as compared to 15,366 bales from the crop of 1937, according to Leroy Mai, special agent. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. — (/P) — December cotton opened Wednesday at 8.77 and closed at 8.79 bid, 8.80 aSkcd. Spot cotton closed steady two points up, middling 8.66. Fourteen-year-old Irene Brown of Alcdo, 111., grand championship winner in junior feeding contest at Chicago's International Stock Show, pictured with Junior Grand Champion Aberdeen-Angus steer, weight 1135 pounds. CHICAGO,—(/P)—The grand champion steer of the 1938 International Livestock Exposition was sold at auction Thursday for $3.35 a pound—?! a pound more than, last year's champion, and the highest price since 1928. The steer was Aberdeen-Angus, shown by Irene Brown, 14, of Aledo, 111. and the animal was bought by the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co, MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Res. U.-S. Pat. OH. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it good manners for others at the table to concentrate on the host's carving? 2. When asked a preference, should a guest say, "It doesn't make and difference at all"? 3. If a man prefers to carve standing, may he do so? 4. At a buffet meal, should women guests serve themselves, or wait for a man to bring them u plate? 5. If there arc no tables provided at a buffet meal, may a guest set his water glass on the floor? What would you do if— You drop a piece of silver on Ihc floor—. (a) Lean over, pick it up and put it back on tht table? (b) Leave it where it is and ask your hostess if you may have another? (c) Leave it, and pass up the course for which it would have been used? Answers 1. No. 2. No. He should answer, one way or the other. 3. Yes. 4. Serve themselves. 5. Yes. Best ."What Would You Do" so- lution—(b). r ii Mrs. Roosevelt Listens to Her Favorite Speaker U.S. Navy Must Be Able toFight Two Sen. Pittman Says Isolationist Policy Leaves Us Friendless ' Hope Attorney Is Nominated by Big & Vote Wednesday Present Aldermen Seeking 1 ' <:|| Re-election Go Down-" * . to Defeat • " WARD TWO IS CLOSE New Aldermen Are Wil~ Hams, Garner, Nolen and McMath The camera captured striking character studies of President and Mrs. Roosevelt at an informal press Springs, Ga., before the Nation's No. 1 couple drove to Pine Mountain to inspect a rural settlement project interview at Warm WASHINGTON—OP)—Senator Pitt- nan, Nevada Democrat, asserted Thursday that under its present .policy of "non-alliance, non-interference, and non-intervention" with foreign na- ions, the United States must be prepared to defend itself against any two world naval powers. Pittman, who as chairman of the senate foreign relations committee of- en speaks for the administration, expressed the belif that "our present air and naval forces are not sufficient to meet such an emergency." Let Battleship Contract WASHINGTON —(/P)— The Deparl- nent of the Navy awarded contract Thursday for construction of a 35,000- on battleship to the New York Shipbuilding corporation, Camden, N. J., at an agreed price of $52,794,000. Speed Up Arms Program WASHINGTON — (If)— The Army [avc orders Thursday to streamline preparations for the protectio nof munitions. Louis Johnson, assistant Secretary of War, told more than 200 Army procurement specialists that in the event of war the high command did not want the "experiences of 1917-lf repeated." Designs for arms and supplies must :>c simplified and arrangements speeded for mass production, he asserted. County Tour for Crop Referendum Producers Meetings Are Scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday By OLIVER L. ADAMS County Agricultural Agent, Hcmpstead County A series of educational meetings in regard to the cotton marketing quota referendum, which is to be held December 10, has been planned for Hempstead county, beginning December 1. All farmers who were engaged in the production of cotton in 1938 are eligible to vote. We would like to urge that everyone who was a cotton producer in 1938 be resent at one of the meetings listed below so that you will know and understand ho wthis will effect you as a cotton roducer in 1939. Thursday, December 1 DeAnn, Samuels store, 10 a. m. • Patmos, church, 3 p. m. McMaskill, school house, 7:30 p. m. Friday, December 2 Shover Springs, church, 3 p. m. Columbus, church, 7:30 p. in. Saratoga, church 7:30 p. m. Saturday, December 3 Hope, city hall, 2 p. m. . Meeting for communities not listed above will be announced later. Please make every effort possible to attend one of these meetings nearest you. Prescott Man Is Buried Thursday Services for Ervin E. Horn, 49, Held From Family Home PRESCOTT, Ark.—Funeral services for Ervin E. Horn, aged 49, who died suddenly Tuesday of a heart attack while duck hunting at Stuttgart, will be held from the fa'mliy home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Fed G. Roebuck of Pine Bluff and Rev. Troy Wheeler, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in DeAnn cemetery. Pallbearers will be R. P. Hamby, Dr. A. W. Hudson, J. C. Woodul, B. Callicott, Roy Duke, Arlice Pittman, and Odell Garrelt. Besides his wife Mr. Horn is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Horn of Prescott; three brothers, Fred, Robert and Thurman Horn, all of Prescott, and three sisters, Mrs. Andrew Davis of Prescott. Mrs. Nel Zagst of Centralia, 111., and Mrs. Clifford Prince of Delight. Mi\ Horn had spent practically his Jewell New President of Hope Country Club N. T. Jewell was elected president of :he Hope Country Club Tuesday nighi H u supper given at Lyle Moore's cabir on the club grounds. Syd McMatl was elected secretary-treasurer, anc Robert LaGrone, A. W. Stubbeman, F G. Ward, T. S. Cornelius and Leo Robins were elected as a board of directors. The new board will meet a nearly date to formulate plans for the coming year. (Continued on Page Four) Daladier Calls Up Parliament Test French Premier Will Submit Recent Policy to Voting Test PARIS, France.—(/P)—Premier Dala- dier, having broken labor's effort to wreck his government by a general strike, announced Thursday he intended to call parliament into session December 6 and demand from it approval of his policies. In government circles it was believed the premier would muster sufficient strength to override the opposition of the Communists and Socialists who backed Wednesday's abortive strike. Daladier, undisputed master of the situation, has ordered a three-year state of "economic mobilization" for the nation to carry through his program. W. S. Atkins, attorney, was nominated mayor of Hope by more than a two to one'majority in Wednesday's Democratic primary.election in which the electors also nominaed a new set of aldertrien, unofficial tabulations showed Thursday. ' ' Mr. Atkins led his opponent, ,J. A. Embree, in all four of the wards, polling a total of 843 votes to Mr. Embree's 402. Four New Aldermen Present aldermen in each of the four wards, all running for re-election, were defeated on the basis of the unofficial- tabulation. The new aldermen are J.' R. Williams, L. M. Garner, Frank Nolen and Syd McMath. In the first ward, J. R. Williams led a field of four candidates to poll a total' of 555 votes. The incumbent, L. Carter Johnson, was.second with 340.* -_ Votes for other candidates for alder- > men in ward one were: A, C. Erwin, 283; JJ[romtaIt;.,Aaderson, t 48. --._-,,, ,'*.' In "the second 'warii, L! M, "Garner Rebels On Offensive HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Fron- tier.f/P)—The Spanish insurgents were reported shifting troops southward trdtri the Ebro front Thursday for a new offensive on Valencia. No fighting was reported on any front. One person was killed when five insurgent planes raided the port section of Barcelona. Japs Bomb City SHANGHAI, China. — (/P)— Japanese warplanes raided Kweilun, Kwangsi province, South China, Wednesday, killing 72, wounding more than 200, and destroying many buildings, it was learned here Thursday. Destructive fires were caused in the governor's mansion, the principal shopping street, and a dozen residential districts. All American residents were reported safe. W, S. Atkins topped two other candidates and was nominated by polling a total of 415 votes. F. Y. Trimble was' second with 399 votes, and the incumbent, Kenneth G. Hamilton, trailed with 361 votes. The race for the second ward alder- hVan was closely contested all the way, the last ward reporting determining the winner. Nolen Is Nominated In the third ward, Frank Nolen, Hope cotton man, polled a total of 526 votes to defeat the incumbent, Roy Some butterflies are transparent, thus blending constantly with their surroundings. The Unofficial Tabulation For Mayor Ward 1 W. S. Atkins 313 J. A. Embree 160 For Alderman, Ward 1— J. R. Williams 181 Carter Johnson 150 A. C. Erwin _ 121 Jimmie L. Anderson 14 For Alderman, Ward 2— L. M. Garner 351 F. Y. Trimble 172 K. G. Hamilton 126 Fur Alderman, Ward 3— Frank Nolen 200 Roy Johnson 160 W. A. Lewis 107 For Alderman, Ward 4— Syd McMath ...... . 301 C. E. Taylor ]69 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 1 Ab. 263 116 121 30 118 77 43 4 183 85 67 65 104 84 23 4 138 50 119 61 107 70 164 64 129 82 82 47 224 133 154 57 91 15 45 13 20 4 ,1 0 63 13 36 11 49 9 80 18 61 5 21 6 70 15 92 16 Total 843 402 555 340 283 48 415 399 361 526 437 263 733 488 (Continued on Page Three) A Thought Heaven lies about us in our infancy.—Wordsworth. Shopping Days Til I Christmas _}HBlCTvV4S WAS AG-AlN,THe WAft OVER..— T OOKING BACK TO CHRIST- 4J MAS 20 YEARS AGO— Christmas was Christmas again, the war over . . . the allies, u>- eluding an American army, were "The Watch on the Rhine." . . .""Trees." ... In France and in American camps hundreds of thousands, unable to' get discharge, spent a fretful ' Christmas. . . . "Hunger Maps" of Europe were printed as America rallied to share her abundance of food with the desolated countries.

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