Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 7, 1938 · Page 1
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John T. Flynn Says: Elementary Economics at Monoply Investigation and Not Very Good Economics at That By JOHN T. * NKA Service Staff Correspondent It is difficult to see what has been added to the sum of human knowledcc by the opening! statement with which the long-hearaklecl monopolyTnvcsugf- tion was launched. The statement was made by Dr. Isador Lubin, comissionef nul it has been understood he has been Dr. Lubin rCvcalcd • that our rate of !)populalion growth has been diminishing; thai our rate of production goods ha been diminishing and that wages and employment have diminished. Froui all this he drew the profound conclusion that employment has decreased because business has shrunk. He added the further conclusion thai because of technical developments less labor was required lo produce more goods. There is scarcely a school boy who would nol have been able to duplicate these revlations. One might, mowever, suppose they were introduced as the beginning of a picture of the American economic scene which is to be painted in larger detail us the inquiry prog- reses. Perhaps so. What Kind of a Depression?. But there were other statements which leave much to be desired on the score of illumination and, to put it mildly, precision. Dr. Lubin informed the commillce that this was a durable goods depression. Thai, incidentally, is not a new pronouncement In 1929 when economists first began to point out the facts on which Ibis idea rests, it wa little understood by the business world and even less by most stalisticians. Bui it ha had ejjfht years of intensive advertisement The chief criticism of this statement, however, is the use of the term "durable goods." Occasionally writers refer to it as a 'heavy" goods depression. 2-Year Sentence for Akers, Guilty in Federal Court Hot Springs' Ex-Detective Chief Convicted of Conspiracy VERDICT~Ts SWIFT 18 Years of Police Work Ends in Prison for Herbert Akers LITTLE ROCK.-A Unilecl Slates District Court jury deliberated eight tnjnutes late Tuesday before finding Herbert (Dutch) Akers, former Hot Springs chief-of detectives, guilty of conspiracy to harbor Thomas Nathan Norris, convicted murderer and bank robber now serving sentences totaling 436 years in the Texas penitentiary. No appeal wil| be taken. Federal Judge Trimble immediately sentenced him to two years in prison, the maximum penalty on the charge. The sentence will run consecutively with a two-year sentence imposed upon him in the same courtroom several weeks ago for conspiracy to harbor former Public Enemy No. 1, Alvin Karpis, giving him a lolal four-year tarm. Unilctl Slates Attorney Fred A. Isgrig suggested that a fine of up to 510,000 was possible on Ihc charge but Judge Trimble said he would nol assess it because it would work a hardship on Akers 1 family. The '14-year-old Akers dropped his head and tears came into his eyes as a deputy United States marshal led him away. Mrs. Akers came forward from a seat in the rear of the courtroom she had occupied throughout tho trial, placed he arms around her husband and together they walked slowly down the hallway to the marshal's office to await his transfer to the Pulaski county jail. Akers probably will bo taken to the federal pentoniary at Leavenworth, Kan., in the next few days. There he will join Joe Wakelin, former Hot Springs chief of police, and Cecil Brock, former Hot Springs police lieutenant, sentenced with him in the Karpis conspiracy case. Akers' Police Service took thej witness stand to tell an'ho'ur- long story of his 18-years service on the Hot Springs Police Force and to deny accusations of agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he knew the identity of Morris or any other of the Alfred (Sonny) Lamb gang or thai he had received money /or protecting a criminal in Hoi Springs. Mr. Isgrig subjected him to a vigorous 45-minute cross-examination. * Mr. Isgrig piqued the curiosity of the jury and the courtroom when he disclosed an agreement with Akers nol to ask a certain question on cross-examination. The disclosure occurred during a heated exchange in which Akers inli- mated a lack of consideration on the part of the prosecutor. Turning on Ihe witness, Mr. Isgrig demanded: "Didn't you send a United Stales marshal lo my office in advance of this trial and bog me not to ask you one certain question because if I asked it, it would mean your death, and haven't I refrained from asking that question?" j|Ycs, thai is true,' said Akers quietly. "And were you nol asking me nol to send you to Iwo certain prisons?" the district attorney asked. "Yes," Akers replied. "Persecution by F. B. I." Akers related that following two years of service in the submarine service of the United Stales navy he served as .an electrician in Hot Springs for 10 or 12 years before joining Ihe Hoi Springs police force in 1921 as a patrolman. He said that after two and a half years he was promoted to chief of do- Hope WEATHEU. Arkansas—Partly cloudy, somewhat warmer in Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 47 meaning the same thing. The ue of the term "heavy" and ----- „ 1 durable" goods is quite inadequate to describe the phenomenon. Dr. Lubin has included automobiles as durable goods. But are watches durable goods? A watch will outlast several automobiles. An evening coat may well last a man twice as long as a car. Besides, this is nol an "automobile" depression. While automobile production has suffered along with every kind of consumers' goods, it has done belter than many. This is a capital goods depression. It is a depression caused by the falling off in the production of goods, whether heavy or not, durable or not, which are produced on long term credit, such as buildings, plants, machinery, railroad equipment, utility equipment, houses, etc. The depression proceeds from the fact that when goods made to be sold on long term credits are not produced, then the production of new supplies of 'money and income are not produced. Dr. Lubin's own statement reveiils this fact for he found the weak spots tectives and that he held that position until his retirement last year. The former chief of deteclives said that his salary at tho time of his retirement was $88 a month and that it never was more than 5100. He said this salary was supplemented by money he received as rewards for arresting certain hunted criminals, for recovery of property and for performing other duties as an officer. He introduced photostatic copies of checks ranging up to $3,000 for making arrests and recovering stolen property. Akers bla'med his troubles on "persecution" by F. B. I. agents, especially Agent Bert L. Chapman and Chapmon Fletcher, formerly egent in charge of the Little Rock field offite. He said he had a run-in with these two agents May 6, 1936, in connection with investigations into the Karpis case. "These agents told me to lay off the Karpis case and have nothing more to do with it,' Akers told the court. "Prior to that time I hud co-operated 100 per cent with the government agents. •»• The sunVspot cycle 01 11.5 years is evident in weather records left in trees which grew thousands of years ago. to be .;~ t.he *_ building construction. • Almut That Big Loss ... Another odd stalmnt is that in the fed," he said. depression years we "lost" 133 billion dollars. Taking 1929 as his base, Dr. Lubir. concludes that if we had gone on making what we made in 1929 wo woulc have made 133 billion more than we did make. This he calls a loss of 133 billion. Thus if John D. Rockefeller made 10 million in 1923 and no profit in 1030 Dr. Lubin would say Rockefeller losi 10 million in 1930. This is one of those statements which are all right at a Chamber of Commerce banquet but have no place in a supposedly scientific study of our economic situation. Clemency Motion for Life-Termer Opposed by Bailey Governor Suspects "Contract to Get Prisoners • ' Out of Pen" "NO" FOjTcOLONY Bailey Finds Misdemeanor Colony Plan ati Tucker Impracticable LITTLE ROCK.-W)-Covernor Carl b Bailey ordered an investigation Wednesday into the reported activity of a hosiery salesman in seeking free- do'nv for a stale convict. The governor's ' action followed a hearing on a protest against clemency for Leland Henley, Scarcy county life- tcrmer. The State Penal Board Monday recommended that Henley's term be reduce dto 21 years, making him eligible for parole within the next few months. Taking Ihe nfatter under advisement after Wednesday's hearing, Bailey indicated he would reject the board's recommendation. "This is the first intomation I have received since I became governor that someone Wight be contracting to get prisoners out of the peniteniary," Bailey said. Colony Is Impracticable LITTLE ROCK.—(/P)-Gov. Bailey said Wednesday he had concluded that the proposed use of -Tucker Prison Farm as a state misdemeanor colony would be impracticable.' He added that the believed ..it practical to prohibit by law the incarceration of prisoners on pclvately-owned portion Wednesday ni<,ht : Thursday partly cloudy. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7.1938 ~~ •••" ' -BUILDING PRICE 5c COPY Love Laughs at Lie Detector Hope Schools to Have Safety First Program G. B. Fillon nml W. D. Michael, representatives of the American Automobile Association, have come to Hope to establish a safety patrol. They said that patrols have already been organized and are now in operation in many of the schools in the state. Approval of the system and lessons have been secured by Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent of the Hope schools. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, - W) - December cotton opened Wednesday at 8.60 and closed at 8.57 bid, 8,58 asked. Spflt cotton closed quiet two points up, middling' 8,<I6. Only Bonds Were Burning FLORENCE, Colo. —(/?>)— Firemen discovered that the fire at Cily Hnll was a "pleasant" one. City councilmen reported they merely had decided to have a bundfirc at their regular meeling lo burn $7,000 worlh of redeemed bonds, to cancel city indebtedness. farms. v. • • > "I will recommend to the General Assembly that such a law be enact- High School Band Will Give Concer First of Winter Program: to Be Held City Hall Auditorium Presenting its first concert of th winter season, the Hope High Schoo Band, under the direction of Thomas Cannon, will be heard Tuesday night December 13, at 7:30 at the city hal auditorium, A very interesting and unusual program has been arranged with the idea :>f having something which will appea to every taste. The program follows: March, Collegian, Yoder. Overture, "Barber of Seville," Rossini. Selection, "Morning," from 'Peei Gynt Suite," Grieg. Trumpet Trio, 'Trumpeters Three,' Johnson. March, "Semper Fidelis," Sousa. Intermezzo, "In a Persian Market," Ketelby i March, "Stars and Stripes Forever," a usa. Bhass Sextet, "Memories of Stephen Foster," Selected. Two Christmas Carols, (a) "Hark Ihe Herald Angels Sing," (b) "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," (the audience will join in singing). March, Coloney Bogey," Alford. "Star Spangled Bannpr." County Agent Compares Effect of Crop Vote on December IO By OLIVER L. ADAMS, County Agricultural Agent, Hcmpstcad County. It cotton marketing quota:, are accepted in the referendum Dc- eunbcr 10— Farmers of the South will have expressed themselves in favor of production control. Farmers cooperating in the agricultural conservation program will nut be forced to meet the competition of u large crop produced by non-cooperators. Cotton loans will be available % in 1939. The cotton marketing quola plan will operate very much as it did in 19$i. Farmers will operate this year under a program with which they have already hud one year's experience, and will have plenty of opportunity before the planting season to plan their operations for the year. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wis- dom.—Colerlnso. If cotton marketing quotas are not accepted—in the referendum December 10— No other phase of the agricultural conservation program will be changed as a result of the vole. Co-operating farmers will be at a disadvantage, since those who do not co-operate will be free to produce as large a crop as they wish, while those who do cooperate will reduce their acreage with not much hope of a larger price. There will be no cotton loans in 1939. A large vote against the marketing quotas will probably reflect on the whole program, and be used us an argument for discarding the . agricultural conservation program and adopting a different one, Triple-A officials believe. If this should occur, farmers would again .enter the planting season with, details of the program uncertain. It is estimated by Triple-A of- fciials that without controlled production and without the support of a cotton loan, 1939 prices will fnll nl least 3 cents a pound. H£ LOVES ME Photo, Doris kisses John just another guy, and down^oes tector graph lines. The answer is NO. Recreation Group for 1939 Chosen Recreation Program Is Outlined for City for the New Year With the new year approaching, the lope Recreation Council for 1939 has been selected by Mattie F. Bean, the lew project supervisor, of Hope. The lew council is composed of the folowing: A. W. Stubbeman, Aubrey A. Al- iritton, Lyle Moore, Terrell Cornelius, Irs. E'dwin Dosselt, Mrs. George Ware nd the Rev. Bert Webb. The aim of ihc recreation program TVA Will Show 3 Million Earnings Leaves That Much to Cover Liquidation of Cost, Says Engineer n Hope is: 1. To furnish employment to per- ons equipped to conduct Recreation rograms. 2. To render service to local com- lunitics in the fields of play, recreu- ion and leisure time. 3. To supplement existing or pro- iosed programs of recreation, especial- y by extending recreational oppor. unities to groups not now served, and, o assist in organizing local commun- ties for continuing and making pcr- lancnl recreation programs, There are more than 2,630,000 Jews :i Russia, the third greatest concen- ration of Jews in any single country { the world. Some of the following statements p.rc Iruc. And some false. Which are which? 1. A jmata mata is a turtle. 2. The port side of a boat side of a boat is the right side. 3. Big Ben is an English prize fighter. 4. Queen Elizabeth was the first woman to wear sjlk stockings. 5. Joan of Arc was killed in battle. Answers o« P:\tfp Two •—</FV—J. A. Krug, TVA's chief power planning engineer, told congressional investigators Wednesday that the 10-dam TVA system would produce annual power revenues of 20 million dollars. Krug added that this would leave a balance of more than 3 million a year after deduction of all direct and allocated power costs. This a'mount, he said, would be available toward liquidating the cost of the Tennessee Valley Authority's navigation and flood control program. U.S. Jew Property Hit by Nazi Decree U. S. Consulate Reaches Decision—Italy Riots Against France BERLIN—MV-The United Slales embassy was understood Wednesday to have senl a ilelailed report to the Department of State expressing belief that anti-Jewish property decrees announced Monday by Economic Minister Walter Funk may affect American property rights. Au(i-Fmu'li Drive ROME, ltaly-</P)—A new anti- French demonstration in Naples Wednesday continued the noisy Italian agitation for African and Mediterranean territories held by France. Classes were suspended at the University of Naples as several hundred students walked out to march on the French consulate, where they again were turned back by police guards. 2 Officers, Convict Killed in Battle at WStation Man Inside'Station Slay; Officers as They Rush the Door 3D OFFICER SHOOTS Deputy KiliTsiayer Aftei Seeing First Two Officers Fall. BURLINGTON, N. C.-(/P)_Two officers and an alleged escaped convic were shot to death in a gun battle a a filling station here early Wednesday Sheriff M. P. Robertson and Police- m f, n S- E ' Vaughn, of Burlington, were felled by bullets as they rush into the station to investigate a light burning after closing time. The third victim was shot by Denutv Sheriff F. B. Bailiff, m guard outside, who said he fired through a window alter seeing his fellow officers fall. Council Session 'Is Brief Tuesday City to Sponsor Christmas Out-Door Lighting- Contest The Hope city council, meeting for a 30-minute session Tuesday night with five members present, decided to sponsor an out-door Christmas lighting contest among the homes in Hope. ,lJl S dCCided ^ ?5 ° in P rizes uld be awarded to the first, second /and third-winners. The awards are to be .electrical appliances. n >Tust what the awards will be, have not been made public, but Mayor Albert Graves is expected to announce me list within a few days ,. ^Merman C. E. Taylor reported that trucks are now being rented to thT , th< L Streets in variols park of he WPA 1G CUy b c °°P<"-ating with the WPA m graveling the streets. The only other business before the brief council session was a discussion of electrical rates for motors of the Bruner-Ivory Handle company. Anna Marie Hahn in aj^inal Plea Seeks Federal Court Writ —Scheduled to Die Wednesday Night COLUMBUS, Ohio.-(/P>-Counsel foi Anna Marie Hahn, scheduled to die in the electric chair Wednesday night sought a writ of mandamus in federal Holiday Windows to Be Unveiled at 7 Thursday Hope's merchants will drape their windows all day Thursday preparatory to the unveiling of Christmas displays at 7 o'clock Thursday night. The Star is offering ?15 for first prize and $5 for second prize in a city-wide contest, with 19 merchants already registered for the contest. Merchants, planning to compete for prizes must register at The Star not later than Wednesday night, and must agree to drape their windows Thursday, unveiling the'm' at 7 p. m. Judges will make a tour of the windows Thursday night and reach their decision on the prizes. Judging will be based 50 per cent on originality of ideas, and 50 per cent on display of merchandse. Goodf ellows Meet at 7:30Thursday Young Business Men's Association Sponsoring Movement Here Attention is called to the membership of the Young Business Men's association which meets Thursday night a Hope city hall to discuss plans for th Goodfellow campaign. The meeting will begin at 7:3 o'clock. W. S. Atkins, president of th association, urges all members of the association to be present. Any other civic or welfare organize tion is invited to attend,' The Goodfejlow movement is alreadj underway in many towns and citie throughout the nation to provide Christmas cheer to needy children am T.S.GraysonBuys No. 1 Real Estate Item for $12,850 Magnolia Banker Successful Bidder at Public Auction Sale SALE IS~SUCCESS Property in Demand, Brings Good Prices "Under Hammer" T. S Grayson, Magnolia banker, purchased the Arkansas Bank & Trust company building at the public auction sale held Wednesday on the lawn was i™ Second streets » the budding was the No. 1 item of 55 other properties of the closed bank real sold to ^ families. Alt Goodfellows present, are urged to be court Wednesday as the last legal step m the fight to save her life. Judge Mell G. Underwood said he would hear the application later in the dav. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-5. Pat. Off. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. 1. Is "frat" acceptable college .slang,, 2. When a girl goes to an informal fraternity dance, should sho wear hat and gloves with her street length dress? 3. What should a girl say when >he makes a misstep while dancing? 4. Should a girl tell a man she enjoyed his fraternity dance— whether she did or not? 5. Should all guests at fraternity ur sorority dances speak to the chaperons sometime; during the evening'.' What would you do if— YIIU arc a girl and a man who is noticeably shorter than you cut.-.' in on you— U;> Make an excuse to leave the floor? ib> Say, "I'm afraid we're rather awkward looking. I'm so liill"? ii) Dance with him and hope a taller man will cut in on .you in a hurry? ' Answers 1. No. 2. Yes. 3. Nothing. Her partner will say "scrry." 4 Yes. 5. Y"s. Best "What Would You Do" solution— (c). tCop.vn.-hi 1fl:!S, NEA Service-, Inc.) Threaten Loss of PWA onHospital Deadline of January 1 Is Set for All PWA . • Construction LITTLE ROCK—The State Tuberculosis Sanatoria and University of Arkansas may lose large allotments of Public Works Administration funds granted for construction purposes, unless the PWA relaxes certain construction requirements, Governor Bailey disclosed Tuesday. He said the PWA had advised him that construction must be started on all buildings contemplated under PWA projects for which allotments have been made before January 1. Unless the PWA modifies the ruling in some way, the state would lose all allotments for buildings nbt started, he said. The board of the state Tuberculosis Sanatorium will meet at 10 Thursday morning to discuss its PWA construction program. The governor said he had hoped the PWA would rescind the order and that he had talked the matter over at length with President Hoosevelt at Warm Springs, Ga., last week. No assurance was gvien that the requirement would be modified, he said. Daladier Scores Legislative Win ,M highest bidder. The building was described as "two- story brick and stone bank and office budding with completely equipped banking room, three vaults and lock boxes. Unsuccessful. bidders on the bank building were J. D. Barlow, Uoyd Spencer, Tom Carrell and Lemley & Lemley. ?40,000 at 1 p. m. At 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon 26 i? mu Pieces of P r °Perties had been sow. The 25 pieces of property brought , more than $40,000. - -i Terms of the sale were one-fourth' cash, balance one, two and three years ' at 6 per'cent. • : - , The second highest ; item that had been sold at 1 p. m,was the Shepperson -' «W, ¥5,300. The property was described as 880 acres with one-story frame house, five rooms, well and cistern, three tenant houses and two barns. Other Properties Several of the other items that had been sold early in the afternoon ranged in price from $300 to $750.' A crowd of between 250 and 300 gathered for the public auction held on the east side of the city hall. Buyers considered that most of the property was bringing "good prices," considering the fact that it was being sold "under the hammer." Among ihe officials conducting the sale were Theo T. Carson, assistant state bank commissioner, two other representatives of the state banking department, W. S. Atkins, deputy bank commissioner, in charge of the Arkansas Bank & Trust Co., Insolvent, Roy Anderson, Roy Craine and staff rneta.'- bers of the Murrey-Young Co., selling agents. Committee Test Results in Victory for Strong-Arm Government PARIS, France—(/I 5 )—The Daladier [overnment won a clear cut victory over Socialist and Communist opposi- ion Tuesday in the first parliamentary committee test of its firm policy in dealing with strikes. The finance committee of the Chamber of Deputies voted approval, 26 to 18, of the government's fight against the strikes, in which it lias employed military requisition, discharge and arrest against the strikers. The vote, in which the Radical Socialists—fellow members of the Premier's party — and the conservative groups stood solidly behind their premier, was interpreted to mean he would have a firm majority when Parliament convenes Thursday. Reinforced by this political support, the government proceeded relentlessly in its drive to end strikes which arose in protest against Daladier's decree laws increasing taxation and extending the legal period of labor beyond the 40-hour week. Navy crews went aboard tile liner Paris at Le Havre, replacing striking sailors. The navy men sailed the vessel out of the harbor under cover of darkness to pick up passengers' at Cherbourg. Le Havre is the normal .s:iilin« port fur tho P;m.s. CIO in Firm Stand on Illegal Strikes Auto Workers President Warns Union Officers and Members DETROIT, Mich.-(tf)-Homer Marin, president of the United Auto workers union, Wednesday called on very officer and member to take an mcompromising position against un- uthorized strikes. Martin's action, understood to have omplete endorsement by CIO ad- isors, is in line with CIO policy shaped at the recent convention in Pittsburgh. Shopping Doys Christmas weae MUNCHING- OF N£\M YORH.STAGE T OOKING BACK TO CHRIST•^BIAS 15 YEAES AGO— Santa was being good to Toronto Drs. Banting and MacLeod; they got Nobel Prize for their discovery of insulin. . . . Reformers were launching cleanup of New York stage. . . . Because of change from Julian to Gregorian calendar, practically whole Christian world celebrated Christmas on same day—Dec. 25—for first time in three centuries. . . , President Coolidge freed 31 war prisoners.

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