Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 5, 1938 · Page 1
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John T. ^lynn Says: Explains Stand on AFL's $4000 a Year Proposal. By JOIIN T. FYLNN NBA Ccrvlcc Slnft Correspondent Allege Rating nestored; Hike Fund Demand Class "A" Rating Restored t oArkansas for Probation Period NEED $30,000 YEAR Appropriation Must Be Raised From $70,000 to $100,000 CHICAGO—(/IV-Gov. Carl E. Bailey of Arkansas said Sunday night he had been notified thai Ihe Universily of Arkansas Medical School at Little Rock had been placed back on the approved list of the American Medical Association for a probationary period. Rating Restored , After a conference with the A. M. A.'s Council on Education, Gover••'•nor Bailey said Dr. William Cutter, chairman, informed him that the school's "A" rating had been restored and the committee would outline in writing "the conditions which must be met lo retain the rating." "I feel the requirements will not be more than we can meet," Governor Bailey said, asserting he and other officials had explained lo the council that $750,000 had been spent for a new building and equipment in an effort to meet requirements which the council outlined after a survey in 193G. "We were notified in 1!I3G that we would have until June, 1933, to correct conditions," the governor said. "To our surprise, we were told in June, 1938, that we had been taken off the approved list." , ?IOO,000 lo Be Required The governor said he tad explained to the council that the Arkansas legislature which meets in January, would be asked to correct conditions with an increased appropriation. The council indicated. Governor Bailey said, that an increase from $70,000 to $100,000 annually would be enough to provide hospital and clinical facilities which the council had requested. Others who appeared before the commitlee were Dr. John C. Futrall, president of Ihe university, Dr. Frank Vinsonhaler, dean of the Medical School; Dr. F. A. Corn, Will Steel, and .Brooks Shult, 'trustees of the university. " •"•'.." * Dr. Futrall said he understood the school had until June, 1939, to meet requirements of the A. M. A. for permanent restoration of approved rating. rnck on the American Federation of Labor's proposed goal .very American family. •C > The protests take the form! of lashing out gainst nnyone who thinks a laborer should not try to improve his condition or anyone who opposes labor's efforts to organize to do that. Why, they rusk, should not a workman try to earn $4000 a year. Of course there Is no reason why a workman should not want to earn $4000 a year and every reason why he should organize in n union to advance the interests of himself and his fellow workers. No one is more for that than I am. What I called attention to was the proclaimed goal of the A. F. of L. to establish an income of $4000 a year for every American, family. And I did so not because I would not like see all American families enjoy such good fortune but because American workers who have so many serious and important objectives to achieve are 'm.brely diverted from them by these futile ob- James Roosevelt Gets Movie Post President's Son Joins Samuel Golchvyn, Inc., as Vice-President HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -(/!')- James Roosevelt, eldest son of the president, announced Sunday he had entered the motion picture industry as vice president of Samuel Coldwyn Inc. The nature of his work and the salary were not disclosed. Roosevelt was in seclusion, but through Jock Lawrence, assistant to Goldwm, lie issued a statement saying: "I consider myself very fortunate to have an opportunity to join the motion picture industry and lo work with Mr. Goldwyn in continuing the record of service which this industry has so long maintained." Roosevelt last month gave up the 510,000-a-year job as secretary to his lather. After an operation three months ago for a stomach ulcer he went to the Hollistcr, Calif., ranch of his- friend, Waller Murphy. He flew here twice from Hollislcr and conferred with Goldwyn. Yesterday he attended the Notre Dame- Snulhurn California football game with Louis B. Mayer, head of M-G-M studio, and J. F. T. O'Connor, former controller of the currency. jectivcs. But there is another reason for calling attention to it. I did so because I thought this announced plan characteristic of what I consider a weakness of the A'. F. of L. That weakness is found in the fact that the A. F. of L., according to my views, is not interested in every American family, but only in the .small group of families which belong to the A. F. of L. The only way to gel $-1000 for American workers now is at the expense of other American workers. Gel Goal Straight At present three out of every four American workers earn less than $2500 and over a third of the workers earn less than $1000. The great goal of labor now should he to meet the grave and difficult problm of raising the wages of these forgotten groups who earn less than $1000 a year—and this means, remember, in -mlany cases as low ps $500 a year. Tiie only way this can be done is by organizing all the workers. Laws like workmen's- compensation, old age pensions, unemployment insurance and minimum wage laws are made for the protection of the great unorganized groups more than any others. But if we have not had laws like these for years, I believe it was partly because the A. F. of L. was not interested in the low wage workers. A I^ook at Record Samuel Gompers opposed even workmen's compensation for years. Years ago the A. F. of L. fought health insurance along with Civic federation and the insurance companies. The A. F. of L. opposed unemployment insurance until 1932. It fought for years the minimum wage law and it opposed old age pensio'ns at one time. Star •• : n VOLUME 40—NUMBER 45 WEATHER. Arkama^Fair Monday night; Tuesday fair warmer in east and south portions. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY ITALUAITS JRANCE Office Workers Strike on Hearst's Chi Papers CHICAGO — (/]>; — The executive board of the Chicago Newspaper Guild called a strike early Monday of editorial and commercial department em- ployes on the Chicago Herald & Examiner, and the Chicago Evening American, Hearst newspapers. A Thought It is not he thai searches praise lhat finds it.—Rivarol. for 111 , Some of the following statements are true. Some are false. Which are which? 1. Rhinestones came originally from the Rhine river. 'i. Kangaroos arc an inch high at birth. 3. Atlila said he ciuld move Ihe world if he had a Mace lo stand. 4. Ihe Bible say/I Christ was born in a stable. 5. Birds soar to without flapping thi A.uwvi-rs on ;reat heights wings. Stockyard Strike Ends; CIO Victory Union Obtains Recognition, Will Bargain on Working Terms CHICAGO—(XT 1 ;—The two-week-old strike of C. I. O. stock handlers which paralyzed trading in Chicago's huge stockyards, was ended Sunday. Striking members of the C. I. O. stockhandlers local No. 5G7, who quit work November 21, voted almost unanimous to accept a peace proposal submitted by the Union Stockyard & Transit Company through Mayor Edward J. Kelly. Henry Johnson .assistant national director of the Packinghouse Workers Organixaling Commiltoe, said the company agreed to recognize the 1'WOC as sole bargaining agent and would continue negotiations on wages, hours, working conditions and other C. 1. O. demands. He said the men voted one stipulation—the company must conclude negotiations with the C. I. O. and sign a written contract within the next 10 days or another strike would be, called. Powers of Labor Board Broadened by Supreme Court One-State Company Liable If It Sells to Those in Interstate EDISON GO'S CASE Arkansas Loses Back-Tax Suit Against Midland Rail Company WASHINGTON -</!>)_ The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that the National Labor Board has supervision over a company operating in only one state but which sells products to other concerns engaged in interstate commerce. This decision, applying specifically to the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., gave broad power, attorneys said, to the labor board in administering national labor relations. Arkansas Loses LITTLE ROCK-<tf>)-The State of Arkansas lost in the supreme court Monday a suit to collect ?281,000 back taxes from the Midland Valley Railroad company, operating in the western Arkansas coal regions. The tribunal, sustaining a ruling by Sebastian chancery court, held that the state offered no evidence to show that so-called intangible assets of approximately l'/j million dollars upon which taxes allegedly were due, had been used for the operation of the railroad. The court affirmed a Hempstead circuit court judgment of ?3,000 for Mrs. Ida Foster against the Scott-Burr Stores corporation for injuries allegedly received when she was struck Jjy falling articles' of merchandise while working in the company's store at Hope December 10, 1937. Danger In "Ducking Ducks LYONS, ans^(/I')—W. R. Mullins slammed on his brakes and attempted lo dodge a flock of ducks that swooped low over the highway. Another motorist, following him, rammed the car from behind. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. Pat. OB. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. Should a small boy be taught to let his mother go through a door first'.' 2. Should a husband scat his wife al lable? 3. Should members of a family bo cordial to all of another member's friends, whether they like them or not? 4. Should a wife open mail addressed to her husband, if she- knows it isn't personal? 5. Should numbers of a family criticize eacli other's friends? What would you do if— You are a wife and have several friends whom your husband actively dislikes— (a) Invite them to the house, when he is at home? (b) Quit seeing them? Ic) Try to have Ihem at your house when he is away? Answers 1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. 4. Never. 5. No. ;Best "What Would You Do" so- lulion—(c). (Copyright 1938, NRA Service, Inc.) Akers Is on Trial for Second Time Convicted in Karpis Case, Accused in Alfred Lamb Gang Also LITTLE ROCK.(/P>—Herbert (Dutch) Akers, former chief of detectives of the Hot Springs police force, Monday faced trial before a federal district court jury for the second time in less than two months on a charge of conspiracy to harbor a notorious criminal while serving as peace officer in the resort city. Already under a two-year sentence for conspiracy to harbor the outlaw AJvin Karpis, Akers went to trial on a separate indiclment charging that he conspired to harbor Tho'nYas Nathan Nun-is, member of Alfred (Sonny) Lamb's gang which was wiped out in a scries of raids in this area during the summer of 1937. Hope Negro to Debate Against Oxford Team PINE BLUFF, Ark.-Thc first international debate in which an Arkansas negro college will participate will be held here December 9, when the Arkansas A. M & N. college tcnin meets the widely-traveled Oxford-Cambridge team of England. The American educational system will be the subject of the debate. Members of the English team arc Christopher P. Mayhcf, graduate of Oxford Unniversity and a member of the British Labor party, and Philip R. Noakes, graduate of Cambridge University and a 'n-ipmber of the Conservative party. Both are members of prominent English families. They are now making a tour of 27 American colleges and universities, among them being Northwestern, Iowa State, Louisiana State and Washington. They also have appeared in nearly all of the European countries. A. M. & N. will be represented by Earl E. Evans of Dcrmott and Tilman C, Cothran of Hope, both experienced debaters. Real Furs Languish as Imitations Flourish BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—</!')—Dyeing of rabbit skins lo look like opossum, raccoon, skunk, muskrat and fox is called a threat to Indiana's $500,000 fuy business. Game Warden Thorn Flora said that the sale of genuine pelts will be small this year because fur processors arc going strong for imitations. His Luck Wasn't Luck ARKANSAS CITY, Kans.-MV-"I might have known when I found them that I don't have that sort of luck," said Lonnie McCammon after he discovered ten 1897 silver dollars lie dug up while working on a canal project were cuunterfvili 1939 Allotments Explained; Depend on Vote Dec. 10th County Agent Oliver Describes Arrangement of Cotton Quotas THE COUNTY TOUR Marketing Referendum Tour to End at Fulton, Washington Hempstead county farmers have received notice of their 1939 cotton marketing quotas, which will be in effect if colon producers through the South approve Marketing quotas in the referendum to be held on December 10, accordng to Oliver L. Adams,'county agent. The same method that was followed in determining cotton acreage allotments under the 1938 farm program is being used in setting up the allotments for 1939, Mr. Adams said. "Many persons arc interested in the details of how the cotton acreage allotment of an individual farm is established," Mr. Adams states. "The procedure is laid down in the law and the com'm'itleos must follow this procedure. It is the same for all fanners. All Given Allotments In general, all farms which have produced cotton in any of the past three years receive allotments. For farms on which the highest planted and divereted cotto nacreage during the past three years is five acres or less, (he farm's allotment is the highest cotton acreage planted and diverted during the 3-year period. For farms on which the highest cotton acreage planted and diverted dfar- ing the previous three years is more than five acres, th farm's allotment is based on a fixed percentage of the farm's cropland excluding the acres noi'm'ally devoted to the commercial production of sugar cane for sugar, wheat, tobacco, and rice. This percentage will be the same for all farms within a county or administrative area. A small reserve will be available for .farms with allotments between five and fifteen acrcaes. No farm will have an allotment greater than the highest cotton acreage planted and diverted during the past three years. Tlie law provides, however, that notwithstanding the other provisions no allotment is to be less than 50 per cent of the 1937 planted and diverted cotton acreage on the farm, unless an increase to 50 per cent might cause the allotment to exceed 40 per cent of the farm's tilled land. A small reserve acreage is available in each State for allotment to farms producing cotton in 1939 but which did not produce any cotton in three preceding years. County Meetings Below is the last of a series of meetings to be held on the cotton marketing referendum December 10: Monday, December 5—Sweet Homo Church, 3 p. m.; Blevins 'School House, 7:30 p. m, Tuesday, December 6—Oznn Church, 10 a. m.; Sardis Church, 3 p. m.; Bingen Church 7:30 p. in. Wednesday, December 7—Columbus Church, 1:45 p. m.; Saratoga Church 3 p. YiY. Thursday, December 8—Spring Hill School House 3 p. in.; Guernsey School House 7:30 p. m. Friday, December 9—Fulton Church, 3 p. m.; Washington School House at 7:30 p. m. Where Utah School Children Met Sudden Death i • Th ' s Lake ' s P'^'tells.the story Q f one of the year's most tragic qccidents-the school but-tra% crash, near Salt City .m which more than a score of schoolchildren were snitshed to death. Pictured'* -the bus chassis . -e us wrapped about the engine and ground under the wheels. The body of the bus was -.thrown -a. -hundred feet J. M, Phillips Home on S. Main, Robbed $15 in Cash and Several Pieces of Jewelry Missing The homo of J. M. (Uncle Jimmy) Phillips, 810 South Main street, was robbed of 15 silver dollars and several pieces of jewelry, none of which has been located, Mrs. Phillips told The Star Monday. She said robbers entered the rear door and broke open two trunks where they stole the $15 in cash and jewelry which included a siring of pearl beads, four rings, a pair of gold car rings, two gold pins, a gold bracelet and other articles. Mrs. Phillips said police had been given a list of the stolen articles and were making an investigation, whieli so far has been unsuccessful, she said. Sales Clerks Wanted for Holiday Season The Arkansas Slate Employment Service, local offices as 104V- South Main street, which serves several counties in southwest Arkansas, is receiving calls for sales persons lo work during the holiday season. Tlie employment will probably be of a very temporary nature, however, the Employment Service requests all young men and women who arc experienced in salesmanship to file their applications at an early date. Edsel Ford Defends Policy on Inventors WASHINGTON.- W -Edscl Ford to! tithe federal monopoly committee Monday that the Ford Motor company's policy of encouraging inventors to manufacture their own inventions tended to encourage competition. When You Smell Rubber Check Your Tobacco HOPKINSV1LLE, Ky. -t/Vi- Ken- lucky lobacco growers have received orders not to bind their leaf with rubber bauds when they take it to the auction floors. Manufacturers who buy the tobacco say the rubber bands sometimes were ground up with the leaf. 'Cherchez La Femme' Good Advice, 'He Says CLEVELAND-Is the criminal right when he says "a woman was the cause of it all?" Half the time, yes . . . says statistical- minded George Kocstle of Cleveland. When il's not a woman, it's usually narcotics or alcohol. Kocstle, who at 73 is America's "dean of fingerprints," gained his knowledge during a half century of "mugging" suspects and tracing the mysterious whorls and loops that send men to prison and the electric chair. He hns been told by many lawbreakers, pacing their barren cell.s, that they staged their first holdup or robbed their first store to "get something" for a woman. His investigation shows at least half of them were jright. Through the years, as Koestle filled his lell-lal some other filing cabinels, he learned things. For instance, women who engage in crime themselves usually begin with shoplifting. Men are different. They prefer to become "specialists" in pocket picking, forgery or more dastardly pursuits. Koestle has headed Cleveland's police identification division since the '90s. He believes environment make< the criminal. By environment he mc£ns homes where NO definite line- has been drawn between good and evil. Entranced by his work, he has declined higher rank, but because of ;i new city retirement law, he must retire December 31. So lie expects to find himself with more "free time" for his pet diversion— studying fingerprints. Shol Led lo Another LONDON, O.-^j-Thomas Titus claims to have shot a fox while the animal was stalking a cock pheasant and then the bird when it flushed at the sound uf Ihe firel shot. Two-Week Docket Is Heard Monday Twenty City and State Cases Heard by Judge W. K. Lemley A two-week court docket consisting of 20 cases, 10 of which were city cases and the other 10 state cases, were heard Monday before Municipal Judge W. K. Lemley at Hope city hall. The results: Tom Cox, petit larceny, plea of guilty, fined ?25 and sentenced to one day in jail for theft of two dresses from the wife of Buddy Finn. Jack Lee, drunkenness, forfeited $10 cash bond. Son Bland, drunkenness, forfeited ?10 cash bond. Autrey Coynes, drunkenness, forfeited ?15 cash bond. John Eubanks, drunkenness, dismissed on motion of City Attorney W. S. Atkins. Cleona Cannon, disturbing the peace, fined 510. Rachel Johnson, disturbing the peace, tried and dismissed. Charlene Perkins, disturbing the peace, tried and dismissed. Corenna Evans, petit larceny, dismissed. K. G. McRae, Jr., carrying a concealed weapon, convicted and fined §50. He gave notice of appeal to circuit court. Bund was set at $150. Charges of soliciting photographic work without a license against five persons were dismissed upon payment of the cost. Charges were brought against W. A. Suges, W. S. Ketchum, B. Chambers, W. E. Ellington, and J. Oslxirne. Richard Johnson, carrying a pistol, tried and fined $50. Notice of appeal to circuit court was given. Bond was set at $150. Clco Vandiver, unlawful cutting of timber, tried and fined $50. Notice of appeal to circuit court was given with bund set at $200. T.vrcp Daniels, receiving stolen prop- held for action of Hempstead circuit court. Bond was set at $200. The articles included a watch, gold, silver a.nd paper money and three ungs valued at $33. Catherine Daniels, grand larceny, held for action of Hempstead circuit court under bond of $200. She was charged with stealing several articles from Mrs. Monroe Boswell. John Shirley, reckless driving, dis- miM.cd, on payment of cost. President to Push LiberaTProgram Will Go Forward Despite Election Reverses, He Says Monday CHAPEL HILL, N. C.-(#)-President Roosevelt served notice on the South and the nation at large Monday that he would go forward with a "liberal" program of govern'm'ent despite New Deal election reverses. Addressing the University of North Carolina student forum, he also declared that what America does or fails to do i-i the next few years "has far greater bearing and influences on the history of the human race for centuries to come than most of us who are here today can ever conceive." In an implied warning to dictatorships, he asserted that the United States is "not only the largest, most powerful democracy in the whole world, but many other demoncracies look to us for leadership that world democracy may survive." Cotton NEW ORLEANS. - (/P) - December cotton opened Monday at 8.44 and closed at S.46 bid, 8.48 asked. 'Spot cotton closed quiet two points lower, middling 8,35. G.O.P.inDoubtof Liberal^trength Some Republicans Scramble to Get Back in Conservative Ranks By PRESTON GROVER WASHINGTON - It is almost fun these days to cover a Republican National Committee meeting— fun for the first time in six years. It is no fun to attend funerals, and Republican meetings for six years have been funerals, no less. Forlorn faces told forlorn stories and made forlorn predictions of party victory, when all the while everybody knew there wasn't a ray of honest optimism. Now the parly faces, once so long, are positively growing. There are other changes, too Some of Ihe parly leaders have abandoned Iheir effort to make the p- a rty sound liberal— that is, too liberal. The last election looked to the Republicans like at least a partial repudiation of liberalism as defined by President Roosevelt. The net result that some Republicans may is prefer now to be known as conservative rather than liberal. Even John Hamilton. national chairman, hesitates now to call a man a liberal, willy nilly In 1936 everybody who ' had any- tlung to do with the party was glibly described by Hamilton and oilier part yleaders as a great liberal statesman. But somebody at the recent meeting asked Hamilton whether Harvey Jewett, Jr., of South Dakota, newly elected lo the executive committee, was a liberal or a conserva- (Continucd on Page Three) "Demands" to Be Served Later on French Republic Mussolini's Spokesman Indicates Fascists Will ,' Push Claims FRANCE IS FURIOUS Meanwhile, Iron Guard' Terrorists Shoot Ru- , manianLeader ROME, Italy-(;p)-Virgino Gayda', frequent spokesman for Premier Mussolini, indicated Monday that Italy would make demands on France at ' some future date. The Fascist editor did not disclose > precisely what the demands would be, ' or when they would be made. France Stands Pat PARIS, France— (&}— Premier Da- ladier flatly .asserted Monday tha't France had no intention of giving^'up' any part of her territory, personally answering Italian clamor for French Corsica and Tunisia. The fighting French premier announced his intention of visiting early in 1939 both Tunisia and Corsica. Rumanian Is Shot BUCHAREST, Rumania— (&)— Two- youths whom police identified as mem^ ; bers of the illegal Fascist Iron Guard, '• Monday shot and slightly wounded Colonel Cristesku, at Cernauti, northern Rumania. •> Cristesku is president of the mil- 1 , itary court which recently sentenced' 72 students to prison for Iron Guard , activities. -> _____ & f - * Political Kidnaping?' • / $ PARIS, France —(/P)— "La Plevit- * skaia," fiery actress of Czarist Russia, ' Monday began her court fight' for freedom, although the "mystery of* the vanished White Russian generals," in which she played a leading role, remains unsolved. ' She is accused of complicity with her vanished husband, Nicholas Skobline, in the kidnaping of another White Russian general who disappeared September 22, 1937. Rioting hi Tunis TUNIS, Tunisia -{/P)_ Blood was spilled Sunday in an angry demonstration by 500 French North African protectorate. Police restored order only after several skirmishes in which ari undetermined number of rioters were injured.' An Italian bookstore was wrecked when the rioters broke in through the windows, sei-ed newspapers and books and flung the minto the streets where other demonstrators tore 'them to, shreds. Windows were smashed also in the Italian tourist office and raiders broke into offices of the Italian Line and Italian newspaper Fasciste Unione. Fifteen persons were arrested. Police asserted their prisoners included two Italians who were armed, an Italian anarchist who arrived in Tunis recently from Spain, and the secretary of the Communist party in the capital. Several Italian residents who appeared on the streets with Fascist insignia on their coats were forced by the crowds to remove the emblems. Representatives of Arab delegations in the Tunisian Parliament told French authorities they would back action by the French government to prevent Tunisia from coming under Italian administration and assured tne French that the Arabs would fight, if necessary, under the French flag. Most of the demonstrators, officials said, were French, Corsicans and Tu- -," ;; ',?': '" m ".'I (Continued on Pace Three) ' Shopping Days f Till Christmas NUKING- tRiUMf -fboft op u/orrep T OOKING BACK TO CHRIST^ MAS 17 YEARS AGO— "Santa" Uncle Sam was frowning on Philippines' plea for Christmas gift of independence. . . . That mouthwssh advertisement was telling you to "ask your best friend if you. dare." . . . Marshal Foch, allies com-i- mander-in-chief, was 'making a triumphant tour of U. S. . . . It was merry Christmas for new "Irish Free State," created by treaty that climaxed 700-year struggle for freedom.

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