Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 17, 1938 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 17, 1938
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John T. ^jynn Says: Incentive Taxation Worked in New York By .1OIIN T. FLYNN NBA Service Stuff Correspondent The principle of incentive tnxntion now being discussed by a Senate committee is almost as old us the government. Tariff legislation is, of course, incentive taxation. It is taxation imposed in such a way as to encourage production Bllt a moro dh . cct ly{x of incenlive " ; ~ —©taxation is in effect in New York State Associated Press Moves Into New Quarters in N. Y. Leaves Madison Avenue for New Building in .Radio City NO INTERRUPTIONS World's Greatest News Service Making Change- Over Saturday By The A I* Feature Service NEW YGHK.-The nerve center of flic world's grt-at.set news association is being shifted six blocks without thc skip of a pulse beat. It will happen early one morning .soon when the New York offices of The Axsocifiti-d Press, which have been at J8U Madison Avenue for 15 years, arc moved four blocks north and two west to SO llockcfellcr Plaza. In a private message to the entire Associated Press staff respecting thc occupancy of the now building Kent Cooixir, General Manager, said: "The Associated Press building to which the New York offices shortly are to Wove is a monument to its newspaper members and its employes. Through ninety years they have mutually striven that an accurate, unbiased chronicle of events, interestingly recorded, be available to newspaper readers . . . What you have aided in accomplishing in the past must continue into the future so that 'By Thc Ascsociated Press' shall prevail as long a sthe rights of a free press continue to make possible an unccnsored, unfettered collection and dissemination of truthful news." A Matter of Planning The actual telegraph wire cut-over is a matter of pulling a plug. But behind that split second of action i.s a plan which took months to evolve. Generals never worked more carefully over a vital cnmpagin than technicians nml officials over the minute details of this transfer. Out ot thc New York office of The AP runs a trunk wire system which serves more than 100 important news centers of the United States. Other trunk and supplemental wires branching from these nerve centers and making up 285,000 miles of leased telegraph wires reach ubout 1,400 AP mebbcr newspa|>ers. Krom the New York office also run a financial wire, sports wire, the South wire, thc New York city wire, thc New York stae wire and the Metropolitan circuit. It has foreign cable connections which bring thc world's news to America, two do/.en trunnk tlcphonc connections, and the wires of thc City News Association. Also centered in New York, arc Thc AP Win-photo System which hurries news pictures to AI 3 members with tlegraphic speed; Thc AP Feature Service; and the Tclemat Service. Then there i.s working equipment for employes, fircal files of news photographs and negatives, the news and biographical library and 'nVuch else betides—125 Irnckloads of physical equipment alone. Every piece will be ticketed in advance of the movers who thus will be able to set each down in its assigned place. Double C'lu-dc As the T.CVO hour of U a. m. approaches, and all wires have been shut down as usual except for the general trunk, duplicate apparatus already set up in the new building is cut in. Service in both the new and the old building i.s simultaneous for a time while technicians make sure that all is in reudine.ss. It .sounds simple but its complexities may be ganged by the circumstance I hat there arc few men in the world with thc technical skill to sort the 'i. 0(1(1 pairs of wires which run thruogh ;i trench in (he new quarters*and clear through a giant switchboard. On the fourth floor are located all wires, the local, foreign, .sports, financial and photo departments, The AP Feature Service, the Sunday service, the library ami files and the engraving plant. The fifth floor houses an experimental laboratory and the great foreign new.; agencies which exchange services with Thc AP: Thc Canadian Press, llavas, Reuters, Domei, Tass, and thc New Yorw offices of Le Nacion, Buenos Aires. General an clexeculive offices are on the seventh floor. The new quarters are sound-proofed, air-conditioned, indirectly lighted. And a new clock system' brings split second timing directly from the Washington Naval observatory. and New York City now. As far back its 1021 the City of New York, under a •stale statute, passed a lax exemption law to encourage new building. At that time residence building had come to a standstill. The city was faced with an acute housing shortage. But labor rales and labor rackets, material prices and material rackets and contractor agreements had. cited tht biuld- ing business in .such a knot (hut building censed. KcMills Came Hurrying To encourage buiding the city exempted fro'nv taxation for a period of 10 years the improvements in (he case of any dwelling slurcturc to the extent of $5000 per dwelling unit. Thc effect on home building was immediate. The day following the passage of that tax exempt law (he builders lined up in droves with their plajis before all the building offices of thc city to file their blueprints. The city went off on such a flight of house and apartment building as it had never seen before. Thc law was far from a perfect law. It was not passed to stimulate business but to get the city out of the most serious housing jam it had ever known. Later that was amended and Some of the following .statements are true. Some arc false. Which iirc which'.' 1. Dr. Joseph Guillolin, who invented the guillotine, died on it. '2. Friar Tuck was u famous. chaplain at the Battle of Waterloo. 3. Clichy was a famous park in paris. 4. Boston is known as the City of Notions. 5. Ice cream originated in America. Answers on I'uge improved severa llimes so as to li'm'it thc tax benefits to lowcost tenements and then only for limited dividend corporations. But the law is still in existence. The idea, of course, is to extend this plan to other lines of. industry. Thc New York City tax exemption law amounted to a 2'/j per cent subsidy for 10 years and made a considerable difference, of course, in the cost of thc house. One may well doubt if the tax exempt law would have done so much if at the same time Samuel Untermyer had not broken up the labor and contractor rings that strangled the building business. Three Kinds of Tax Contemplated One idea proposed now for all industry i.s to divide the federal taxes into three grades—onrm'al. surtax and super-surtax. The normal and surtax taxes would apply to all. But the super-surtaxes would be subject to numerous deductions for the purpose of encouraging manufacturers and builders to engage in new enterprises. Like the building business in New York, it may well be questioned whether tax relief would do the trick unless many other adjustments were made. And then there is always the question whether a tax exemption on •one group of ejiUii"iii'iscG" would not be a tax penalty on all others who have to compete. Hope Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 56 WEATHER. Arkansas-fair, colder Saturday night; Sunday fair, warmer in west, central p6rtions. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 1935 STATION PRICE 6c COPY Hempstead Raises 30% of Cotton Fund Kyler Expects to Complete Quota for New Cotton Uses LITTLE UOCK,—Hempstead county has already subscribed approximately 30 per cent of its quota for thc fund to make world cotton conscious, it was announced Saturday by L. T. Barringer. Little Rock, state chairman of the campaign. The drive is being conducted by the National Cotton Council and is designed to educate thc people in the uses of cotton and cotton .products. The quota in thc campaign for Hc-in- .stoiul county was fixed at $17'!.U2, Thc Local campaign i.s under the direction of II. O. Kyler, of Hope, county chairman. "Not only lias Mr. Kyler reported the county lid per cent subscribed," .said Mr. Barringcr, "but he added that he had no doubt that the county campaign would go over the top by the middle of next week." Children Went Gypsy GHAV1CSEND, Eng.—(/T)-Givin« evidence when his wife was charged with unfitnc.ss (o care [or her four daughters, aged four to 14, the father said while he was away working the children had been allowed to wander about like gypsies. Goodfellow'sFund for Needy Families Is Hikedto $406.80 Committees Turn in $90.80 Saturday Morning From Canvass SOME STILL" MISSED Persons Not Soliciated Still Have Opportunity to Contribute The Goodfcllow's Christmas Cheer fund climbed to ?40G.60 Saturday as several committees completed their as- signm'cnts in the business and industrial plants of Hope. Funds will continue to be received, General Director Roy Anderson announced. Persons missed in the canvass may leave their donation at either Hope bank or at The Star office. Additional appeals for aid reached officials Saturday. A committee is checking each appeael in order that no duplication of gifts will be made. Previously Reported $315,80 S. A. Westbrook 1.00 J. F. Gorin i.oo W. H. Prescott 50 H. M. Volentine 25 R. L. Poner 50 R. O. Byard 50 G. W. Womack 1.00 0. L. Smith 25 J. F. May 25 Horace Billings '. .25 Tommie Brumficld 25 Ross Bales 25 Garland Rogers 25 Frank Ramsey 25 Gilbert Odell 25 ,-,,yI.9hn-,,.QdeU , „ , .25 T. Young :........;....::. ^.......Z^^'IK* Roy Taylor '.25 Troy Taylor .25 Elwood Smith J.;-J./.'..25 ., Roy Ward 23 Henry Fcnwick 25 Fred Mouscr 25 Joe Burkey 50 E. S. Andrews 25 Carl Bradshaw .15 Willie White 25 C. E. Winemiller ,. .500 S. Z. Barwick 25 Chester Shands 25 H. B. Bradley 25 Clifford Phelps _... .25 R. H. Robbcrts .25 Paul Yatcs 25 Clayton Pettit 50 Chas. Jenkins 50 O. W. Womack _ 50 A. R. Phelps 25 Leonard Bearden 50 Homer Odom 50 Ed. Groves .15 W. E. Wilson 25 Roy Brittain 25 Sidney Henderson 25 Orville Stoadman 50 B. Ponder 50 Zilpha Keith 1.00 Wil'm'a Basye 25 Cash 25 H. Spraggins 50 W. H. Davis 50x Mrs. W. H. Davis 50 A. Albritton 1.00 Brimer-Ivory Handle Co 5.00 L. A. Carson 1.00 Foy Hammons 1.00 Mrs. Kate Holland 1.00 Patterson's Shoe Store 1.00 Franks Fruit Store 1.00 R. L. Gosnell 1.00 W. T. Gorham 1.00 (Continued^ on Page Three) They're Still Cheering Man Who Gave U.S. Christmas Tree Cleveland Ceremonies Honor Ohio Tailor Who Decorated First Christmas Tree 91 Years Ago Uy NEA Service CLEVELAND.—A crowd stood in Srakcr Square hero a few nights ago and cheered the 'memory of thc man brought the Christmas tree idea to America, according lo family records. The crowd ;dso cheered three de-® scejulants of the same man who stood beneath a huge balsam tree and threw a .switch to light the- 5UUO colored bulbs among i^s brunches. August Imburd, a tailor of Woosler. O., was the man honored. It was in Wooster, jiLst 1)1 .year* ago, that his "first" Christmas tree in America was decorated. Imgurd was born in the Bavarian mountains of Germany, 112 ycurs ago. He came to America and moved to Ohio before he was 20. The fii-K^ tree wa.s raised in the Imgard home. It stood on ,i revolving platform and as the tree turned slowly, a hidden music box tinkled a Christmas melody. People come from miles around to see the first tree and the following year there were any trees. Ornoments were made of paper, festooned in long chains by the younger members of the pioneer community. Kuchen baked according to a recipe sent from BtivUriu by Imgard's' moth- er, hung upon the tree and served both a s ornaments and tidbits. The cookies were colored with brown sugar and the family spent weeks baking them in quantities for the guests. Gilded nuts were to her ornaments and incide the gilded shells were warm messages of greeting and little poems of love and life on the old frontier. Daughter Gertrude, now Mrs. John Mi'QuJjjg, was born long after the first tree but s ' le remembers the trees that came later. Today, a gray-haired but sprightly grandmother, sh'e tells thc story of those first trees. There was a big dinner in a nearby tavern alter the dedication and Grandmother McQuigg sat quietly through it all. Then as she stepped out in the wiutery night she whispered, "I can still hear the little music box playing and see those trees we used, to hove." Argentine Fears U.S.'GoodNeighbor' Plan Won't Last Greatest of South American Nations Is Still Suspicious U. S. STIRS~UP JAPS Japs Plan Comment on 25- Million-Dollar Loan to China By the Associated Press Argentine fears that thc United States' "good neighbor" policy might shift with a change in administrations in Washington remained Saturday as the chief obstacle to a Pan-American Conference declaration of a common cause in the hemisphere's defense, ' In Tokyo, the foreign office said Japan was deliberating whether to issue a formal slale'm'ent on the United States' decision to lend China 25 million dollars. , Imminent formation of a German National Socialist party in Czechoslovakia, patterned after the Nazi organization, was disclosed in Prague. The war fronts in Spain and China were quiet after a week which saw no vital changes in the lines in either conflict. France Again Warns PARIS, France.—(/P)—Former Premier Camille Chautemps told the Chamber of Deputies Saturday that any attempt t oseparac Alsace-Lorraine from France would be "fought to the last ditch." His warning, during the debate on the 1939 budget,, was ^applied.,equally to foreign power? such 1 " as" OterrnaKy *wno "might seek to attack the integrity of .our national territory" and : Alsace- -Lorraine'itself. . • .•• ^ViTir'ii?:';. Germany Envious of Soviet Ukraine Balkan Trade Already Ob- Ijained, Nkzis Look Toward. Russia BERLIN, Germany— (/P)— With the Balkans already in Germany's economic orbit, signs point to increasing Nazi interest in the Urkraine. This interest manifested itself Friday in a number of ways. 1. Press announcements asked all who declined to become Soviet Russian citizens— to send their names and personal data to the "Ukrainian confidnetial office which takes care of the interests of stateless Ukrainians living within the German Reich. 2. Editorials discussed the situation of the Ukrainians and there are radio (news) broadcasts from Germany in the Ukrainian language. 3. Nazi economic writers indicated that Germany would hold to a steady course in her economic push to the Eas.t even in the face of possible British-subsidzed trade war. Reliable Polish sources reported that German radio stes had been offered to Ukrainians in Poland under a discreet system of distribution. Radio •seta are available incrersingly also to inhabitants of Carpatho-Uki-ane, an autonomus section of Czecho-Slovek- ia. Various Ukraninas with Polish passports living in Germany have said they oppose Polish and Soviet Russian domination and look for leadership and help to Chancellor Hitler. In a speech before the 193G Nazi party convention in Nuernberg, Hitler painted a glowing picture of what German industry and ingenuity could do with a rich region like the Ukraine. Official commentators later denied tills meant Hitler was planning to seize the Urkaine. Evidence of active German interest in the Ukrainians is seen in the successive attention paid ta their fate, now by this representative German daily or weekly and now by that. The weekly Rcichwart, for instance, blnut- ly declares: "Only within the framework of the entire Ukraine can be Figlil Fire With Scoops ST. JOHN, Kas.—VP)— Grain scoops were the only fire fighting "implements" available when a praric fire broke out near Rattlesnake creek recently. Hastily recruited farmers grabbed the big shovels and began scooping water from the creek onto the flames, halting them after they burned over 60 acres of meadow land. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. — (ff) - January cotton opened Saturday at 8.28 bid and closed at 8.34 bid, 8.37 asked. Spot cotton closed five points Muddling 8.44. up, ^ First Photos of "ioo Per Cent American" Parley Taking their mission seriously, the 13G delegates from 21 countries attending the Eiehth Pan Lima, Peru, listen intently to speeclunakers in the Legislative Palace Pan- r t ' ' Conference at ®- Typifying the American spirit of democracy, Sccctary of State Cordell Hull and Alfred M. I.anclon, politically antagonistic, join in representing- the U. S. at thc Pan-American Cosfcrcncc. in Lima. With "observers" from totalitarian Germany and Italy listening, Peruvian President Osrar Bciievides told (lie Pun-American conferees Uio spirit of tlic Americas is "co-operative."' Crisis Scares Mother LONDON.— (F)— Pleading infanticide while deranged by worry about getting gas-masks for her family during the Europeean crisis, a Mother whose baby was suffocated by gas was bound over for two years. A Thought Men are born to trouble at first, and are exercised in it all their days.—There is a cry at the beginning of life, and a groan at the oiiil of it.- Aniui. Hatley White, 47, Dies on Saturday Funeral for" "Well-known Hope Man to Be Held 2:30 Sunday James Hatley White, 47, well-known Hope man, died early Saturday at his home on North Elm Etreet. He had Seen ill several months. lite was tlie senior member & Co., of Hope, a long es- business firm. He was born and reared in Hope, the son of the late E. E. White and Mrs. White. After serving two years in the World War, he returned to Hope and with his brother, W. E. White, assumed active management of his father s business. Mr. White was a member of the Masonic lodge and First Methodist Surviving are his widow, three children, Jim, Mary Ella and Edward his mother, Mrs. E. E. White, one sister, Mrs. C. D. Lester and one brother, W. E. White. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence on North Elm street Active pallbearers: John P. Vesey, Nick Jewell, Pat Duffie, Sceva Gibson, C. C. McNeil, B Lester. Honorary pallbearers: «. M. Bnant, R. M. LaGrone Sr w ev * Carrigan ' °' A - Graves, Ernest Wmgfield, W. P. Singleton, T. J. Logan, John S. Gibson, Gus Haynes, Dolph Carrigan, Harry Briant, E S Greening, Ross Gilliespie, W. K. Lemly, Harry Lemley, W. B. Mason, W. H Olmstead, Dr. Don Smith, Dr. L. M Lile. Christmas Plans at FirstChristian "Light of the~World" Program to Be Given Sunday Night On Sunday night there will be a special Christmas program at the First Christian church, when the children of the primary and junior departments of the Sunday school, assisted by the choir and two adult readers, will present a candle-lighting and "White Gifk" program titled, "Light of the World. The program consists of special Chnsririas music by the church choir, together with readings from the 'Scripture which show the ancient prophecies concerning the coming of the Christ. As the prophecies are read candles are lighted, each succeeding candle being nearer the Cross. Finally thc Star is lighted, and near the close o fthe readings a large Cross is illuminated. Te entire program will consume less than an hour. An offering of cash, food or clothing will be given, which offering will later be sent to the Orphans' Home at Dallas. Representatives of the various groups in the church will bring the "White Gifts" to the altar during the offertory period. Every member of the church is being urged to attend Uiis special evening service. All our friends in Hope are cordially invited to witness and par- licipnte in this program. J.M. O'Neal Gets $22,500 Contract; to Begin Dec. 21 New Building to Be Located at Second and Laurel Streets IS PWA-FINANCED Construction Approve'd by Council Comittee and City Board Contract for Hope's PWA-financed fire,station was let late Friday afternoon to J. M. O'Neal, Hope contractor, for $22,500, city officials announced Saturday. Construction on the city's recently purchased lot, 75 by 150 feet, at Second and Lauerl streets, part of which property has been used by P. A, Lewis in the junk business, will begin December 21, next Wednesday. The contract'meeting Friday was supervised by Mr. Keland, PWA' official, .attended by Clarence King, Shreveport architect. Construction plans were approved by the City Board of Public Affairs, comprising: Mayor Albert Graves, chairman; Roy Anderson and Lloyd Spencer; and by the City Fire Department Committee: Dr. F. D. Henry, chairman; C. E. Cassidy and Roy Johnson. Americas Vote to Slash Trade Bars Pan-Aniericah Conference Endorses Resolution by U. S: A. LIMA, Peru—(fl 3 )—The Pan-American Conference, adopted unanimously Friday night a tJnited States resolution for reduction of international trade barriers. The proposals. would put the 21 American nations on record against "excessive barriers, whether in the form of unreasonably high tariffs, quotas, licenses, exchange controls and other types of quantitative restriction; methods of administering commercial, exchange and monetary policies which impair the maintenance of commercial opportunity between all foreign supplies." Speedy formal acceptance came after the United States delegation obtained unanimous consent among the delegates of the 20 other nations represented. Another proposed declaration —for the solidarity of the Americans against any foreign war threat—appeared assured. On the solidarity measure, Secretary of State Hull, head of the Washington .group, was said to be convinced that all could agree on a "dynamic draft of a declaration." Such a declaration, he was said to believe, could be framed—and adopted—merely by linking together sentences out of anti- aggression speeches by himself and other delegates. Hull has ruled out the possibility of anything in the nature of a Pan- American. League of Nations or a military pact. He believes all nations represented are disposed to work together against a military threat or any other kind of threat. He has reminded delegates that their nations agreed in 1936 a t the Bunos Aires conference hat any force or threat of force would be a matter of concern to all and that they should confer immediately in such an eventually. 6 Shopping Days Till Christmas ERICA w,«s BURSTING- WTH SANCe HAOUUST WAR T OOKING BACK TO CHRIST•^MAS SIX YEARS AGO— Drys were fighting bill to legalize 3.2. . . . Everyone arguing technocracy. . . . America was bursting with indignation; French had just defaulted on war debt. . . , Airplanes were beginning to ride radio beams.. . . . Adding to Yule cheer in depression year, statistics showed fewer people were dying than in any year since 1880. . . . Germany broke rail spee4 record with streamlined train.

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