Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 19, 1938 · Page 1
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uonn 1. Flynn Says: By .tOHN T. FLYNN NBA Service Staff Correspondent While in certain qunrlers men arc talking about nrmnmcnls to protect our trade in South America from the Germans, there is n much Wore intelligent nppronch to the problem—plans for financing American trade with our South American sisters through the Export-Import Bank. " ~~ ~~~ ————O One of the first exertions of his Associated Press Begins Review of the Old Year, 1938 Few Prophets Last January Called Course of Future Events THE FIRsTMONTH Here Is a Summary of News Events During the Month of Jan., 1938 By VOLT A TO 15 UK Y AP Feature Service Writer There was a dearth of prophecy when the iron tongue of midnight tolled 1938's arrival. Jitterbugs shouted "Bei Mir Bi.st da Schocn," but outside Ihe night clubs, business stagnated. "Nice work if you can get it" was a popular phrase—Special Census- Taker John D. Biggers estimated 100,000,000 Americans were unemployed, and big business men went silently to Washington, in January, like small fry entering the woodshod with father. Interior Secretary Ickes arid Assistant Attorney General Jackson (who then was expected to run for governor of New York) had been booting business "bourbons." Men of means One way lo help in ascertaining where we are is to look back on (lie road by which we have traveled.—Lord C«rey. In the year now nearly over, the world careened along a rough, bewildering road. Some folks goose- stepped; some did Ihc Lambeth Walk. And here's a swing-lime, monlh-by-month glance back. This is the first part, January's. Tomorrow's chapter deals with February, and so on until the story ends. fought NLRB and fumed about "that man in the White House." But before the month ended there was truce talk. And Economist Leonard P. Ay res foresaw an upswing by summer. "Another year, another Europe thoughl. Unusually war? ' bright Northern lights one January night made peasants think "Dei- Tag" had ~ downed. Bui, ~!nrt jo'f.o,rLJbv , ., the marriage of a carpenter's 28- year- old daughter to Field Marshal Werner von Blombcrg, 59. Spanish loyalist took Teruel, their first great victory for months. And , Nippon nibbled on in China, but promised to be Uncle Sam's pal in '38, Taking the Long View America prepm-ed to build a bigger navy. "Our people believe," the President asserted, "that over the years democracies of ibe world will survive, an ddemocracy will be restored or established in Ihosc nalions which lo- day know it not." The house of rcpesentativcs buried the Ludlow war referendum plan, 20!) to 188. The senate became entangled in an anti-lynching bill filibuster. The Supreme Court was kept in headlines by Associate Justice Sutherland's re- Urcmenl, the appointment of Solicitor General Stanley Reed to succeed him, and Justice Curdozo's illness. Jersey City's Mayor Huguc spurned a senate seat to continue his war on "reds." Glenn Frank agreed to head the G. O. P. program committee. New York WPA actors presented " . . . one-third of a nation." 'Ifeijfh, Ho, Heigh, Ilo . . . ' "Snow While and the Seven Dwarfs" delighted 'most everybody. Stay-at- homes tuned in on Toscanini or read "The Citadel," "The Arts," or 'Northwest Passage." Idlers in corner drugstores discussed the 22-day fast of Dean Israel Harding Noe of Memphis, the Ely Culbertson divorce, Barbara Stanwyck's scrap with Frank Fay over an adopted son, and the capture of the kidnaper of Charles S. Ross of Chicago. Seven died when Pan American Airways' Pilot Edwin C. Musick crashed near Pago Pago, American Samoa, and 10 died in an airliner's tailspin near Bo/.cman, Mont. But II Duce's '.son, Bruno, led three tri- molored bombers on a good-will flighl from Italy to Souih America. Birth of a Baby A French cabinet crisis delayed Ihe League of Nalions eouncil'slOOlh session. Anthony Eden still was figure- skating for Great Britain. Kurt Schuschnigg was deaf to Italy's efforts to lure Austria out of the league. Both democratic and fascist mission and Rumania's new poet-premier, Octavian Goga (who died only four p ? ,.' on . months later), made the Jews squirm ulatlon The U. S. S. R.'s new parliament met the U. S. got curiouser and curiousci about a Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Robinson whom the Russians had in jail. And January 31 in Holland, a 51- gun salute announced the birth Princess Juliana's baby, Bcalrix Wil- bclmini! Ai-mgard. destined some day to rule B9.UOO,OUO people. Relapse by the Pope Is i a Vatican Denial and authoritatively denied, that be bud suffered u setback in llic- cardiac condition from whicb he suffers. A Thought Of earthly goods, the best is a good wife; a bad, the bitterest curse of human life.—SJmonidcs. kind of aid, however, is to finance a large corporation which engages not in trade between this country nnt South America but in industrial enterprise within the borders of South America. ' In all this subject of protecting otn trade to the south, we must rcmcmbci that there arc two kinds of business men doing business in South America. There are Ambrica business men and corporations who manufacture goods, in the United Stales and sell them in South America. Then there are the American corporations which produce goods in South America and sell them in the United Stales. Last Group Comes First It is this last group we have to be mosl particular about. There is certainly nothing wrong in Americans investing money in South American mines and factories. But there are to very distinctly different economic results in the case of these investments and those of our home producers who sell to South America. First, while Americans own those South American industries, they are operated in South American countries, worked by native labor and are more important to South America than lo us. Second, in many eases the corporations which operate these enterprises hold them as concessions exploiting the natural resources of those countries. This, too, is quite all right. But in so muny cases these resources have been obtained in the first place through many sorts of very bad practices which have left a very bad odor among the people there. These induslies have done no small amount of harm in breeding a dislike for the great giant at the north which is pictured by the southern population as being symbolized by the few Americans who have exploited them. (jovcnmenl can Aid In Sales What America needs now is trade between our producers and the producers of South America. We need to .sell the output of our factories there. Selling tills output is a job for the American producers, their sales forces and our financiers. In that sales effort our government should give every reasonable aid which will not produce irritation among those neighbors. One such aid is to finance export and import transactions betecn the two countries. That will win far more for us than battleships. But in doing that we must distinguish between the manufacturers and producers who will thus make trade for us and those large American corporations which enjoy monoplies in E3Guih,:>'AiT.t.4Cv.uAV..<iUiitrics and contribute very little to trade between nations-on both sides of the equator— contribute more, in fact, to the irritations between those nalions. (Copyright, 1938, NEA Service, Inc.) F. D. R, to Suggest Broader Security His Message May Follow Line of Council's Recommendations arics bustled through the Balkans- !"? Ilcls extension of the coverage of and Rumania's new noel-uremier O,- U " S mcUlocl to thc largest possible pro- WASH1NGTON — (/ty — President Roosevelt intends to ask congress early in January to extend and strengthen the Social Security act". While House officials said Monday that thc chief executive intended to send a special message "relative to an extension of coverage, and strengthening the provisions of the Social Security act." Presumably the massage will transmit to congress a copy of the report carrying the recommentlalions of the social security advisory council. Council's Report WASHINGTON.-(/P,-The Social Security Advisory Council rcciAnmcnd- ed Sunday night eventual extension of federal old-age insurance protection lo virtually every man, woman and child in the country. This expansion, the council said, should be brought about by providing benefits for wives, widows and dependent children of insured workers, by establishing insurance protection against permanent and total disability, and by bringing into the program over a period of years now groups of workers ranging from farm and domestic labor to self-employed business and professional men, mechanics and farmers. "Consistent with its acceptance of the contributory insurance method as socially necessary and desirable," said a 54-page report, "the council recommends extension of the coverage of portion of our gainfully e'avploycd pop- lation." Subslnntiul changes in financing old- age insurance as now provided in the Social Security Act also were recommended. Thc suggestions calcd for setting up a comparatively small "con- VATICAN CITY, Koine, ..„.,-„,,. Unusual exertion undergone by Poi_ ..„ „Pius Sunday caused circulation Mon- insurance taxes should be set aside in day of rumors, which were quickly a special trust fund, rut her than turned tingenc-y reserve fund" instead of thc approximately 8.17,000,000.000 reserve which would be accumulated under the present system. They proposed that the federal government out of its general revenues should bcacr one-third of the cost of the insurance system, sharing the total cost .equally witli employe and employers. The council also recommended that revenues from regular old-age Star Hope WEATHER. Arkamas-CLoudy, warmer Monday night; Tuesday cloudy, becoming nettled, warmer in extreme southeast portion. VOLUME 40-NUMBER 57 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 1938 EXPOSE COSTER PRICE 5c COPY into the general fund of the treasury us at present. The council, composed of 25 representatives o tonployes, employers and the public, made its report to thc Senate Finance Committee and the Social Security Board. The document was finished a week ago, after 14 months of study, but was not made public until Sunday night. Committees Begin Checking the List of Needy Families Distribution of Gooclfel- low's Gifts to Be Made This Week HOPE STUDENTS HELP Total Cash Fund Rises to $419.05—Many Appeals Received A long list of appeals for aid were being studied Monday by a Goodfellow committee, (he Hope Ministerial Alliance and committees from each church in Hope. This was to avoid duplication of gifts to be distributed Saturday to needy families. The city's trucks will be used by water and light employes for distribution of supplies. Hope High School students have contributed several baskets of canned vegetables and fruits. Mrs. Clyde Mont's girl scout troop also has contributed several baskets of food and toys. The Hope Basket company will furnish baskets to be used in distribution of supplies. The Goodfellow's cash fund was raised Monday to a total of $.118.05. Persons missed in the canvass and who wish to donate slill have an opportunity by leaving their donations at either Hope bank or at The Star office. Previously reported $406.80 B. C. Lewis l.QQ Morris O'Neal iDo D. E. Williams 1.00 E. A. Morsani , 1.00 E. C. Bunch 1 00 B. L. Wellborn 1.00 A. B. Patten 1.00 J. E. Beardcn 1.00 Johnny Colcman . 1.00 G. W. Ware 1.00 H. M. Jones 25 Diamond Cafe 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Cobb ........ 1.00 Total $419.05 • -»o» Blevins Robber Is Pardoned by Bailey Clemency Recommended by Prosecutor, Judge, and Cashier LITTLE ROCK-(/lV-Govornor Carl E. B|iiley over the week-end granted a full pardon to restore citizenship to Roger Monroe of Texarkana, sentenced to from four to seven years in 19IM for participating in a robbery of the Bank of Blevins, Hempstcad county. Monroe, 40, was granted several short furloughs by former Governor J. M. Futrell and has been at liberty under the Bailey administration since October 2, l'J37. Bailey's proclamation said Monroe since hi.s release had "conducted himself in a manner befitting that of an upright and law-abiding ciliv.en." The executive said Prosecuting Attorney Ned Stewart, Circuit Judge Dexter Bush and 130 citizens of Miller courtly had recommended clemency. Bailey's records showed clemency was recommended by P. C. Stephens, cashier of the Blevins bank. The proclamation said notice of Monroe's intention to apply for a pardon was published for two weeks in Hempstead county and that no protests were received. Monroe pleaded guilty October !), 11)34 to charges of burglary and robbery. MineraTWeaith Wasted, U.S. Says Secretary Ickes Would Check Overproduction From Earth WASHINGTON. - (/PI _ Secretary Ickcs recommended legislation Sunday which he said would open I he way for the government to check overproduction and waste of mineral resources vital to the national defense. In his annual report ot the president, the interior secretary said the Bureau of Mines reported to him that a factor contributing to the waste of mineral resources was "unrestrained production (hat results in stock piles that frequently deteriorate before they arc used." "A way would be opened to enable the governlivcnt to check this overproduction," Ikces told the president, "if we could determine the nation's requirements of the principal minerals. "I am in favor of legislation which will permit this department to make (Continued on Page Three) Prohibit Counties From Anticipating the Turnback Tax S u p r e m e Court Throws Out Perry Tractor Installment-Purchase IS "LOCAL REVENUE" Turnback Subject to Rule of Living Within Year's Income ' LITTLE ROCK-OT—The Arkansas Supremo Court ruled Monday that counties are prohibited from issuing warrants against gasoline tax turn- back funds in excess of annual revenues to such accounts. The opinion asserted it was the intent of the legislature in passing Act 193 of 1937 that the turnback be treated as a county fund, to be controlled by Consteitutional Amendment 10, which requires that counties live within their yearly revenues. Chief Justice Griffin Smith wrote the dicision, which reversed Perry circuit court's holding that a county could purchase a tractor from thc J. A. Riggs Tractor company and pay for it in quarterly installments out of prospective turnback revenues extending through 1940. S. V. Taylor, taxpayer, brought the suit lo void thc tractor contract. A Nevada circuit court judgment' awarding Martin H. Sullivan 520,000 damages against thc Missouri Pacific Railroad company was affirmed. Sullivan, a brakeman, charged that he was permanently injured in a fall through a manhole on an engine tender's water-tank at Hope October 31, 1936. Vesey Is Called ta Bailey's Meeting Gov. Bailey' Will Hold Four-Day Series of Conferences i LITTLE ROCK-(/Pj—Aides of Gov. Carl E. Bailey announced he would start Tuesday a four-day scries of conferences with members of the general assembly on his 1939 program. Invited to the first day's meeting were Senators Luther Wilkes, Helena, Charles D. Fricrson, Jonesboro, Clyde E. Byrcl, El Dorado, and L. W. Wheatley, Hot Springs; and Representatives Proctor F. Johnson, Fayetteville, John P. Vescy, Hope, and Russell C, Roberts, Conway. Occupants Escape in 2 Auto Wrecks , / Minor Crashes Are Reported in Hope Over the Week-End C. F. Erwin and Clifford Bycr.s escaped serious Injury in an automobile accident about 8:30 o'clock Sunday night at Third and Washington .streets. The car in which they were riding struck a post and was damaged considerably. Erwin and Byers were removed to Josephine hospital, where examination showed they were not seriously hurt. Both were released from the hospital and taken home. An automobile drovcn by Edward Aslin but owned by Harvey Barr was damaged considerably in a collision with another automobile about 11:30 o'clock Saturday night. The collision occurred at Division and Elm slreels, near Plunkett-Jarrel Grocer company. No one was injured. The driver of the second automobile was not learned. It was reported to The Star Monlay that an abandoned coupe had been burned on Ihe Hope-Spring Hill road, four miles south of here. The car burned about 10 a. m. Owner of the car had not been learned early in the afternoon. Death Ends Fabulous Masquerade Suicide provided a tragic climax to the fantastic career of "Frank Donald Coster," head of the McKesson & Robbins-drug company, when he was unmasked as one Philip Musica, "human hair" swindler of before the war. Photo at left was taken in 1913 at time of Musica's arrest. At right, the same man, over two decades later now named "Coster." This is the 100-foot yacht Carolita owned by the man accused today of peroetratine a president of the $87,000,000 McKesson and Robbins drug corporation. Hh Ku J"has Deen revealed as Philip Musica, who admitted another swindle in 1913. then calling hlmseli: P. Donald Coster £ was able to return to wealth and position. ' COSTIETAN 73d Congress; mrm. 71th and 75th ConzrfwiMi (193.V3W, 15th Culif. V>isl. Mem. Native, Sins at lira GoMcn West. Mm. Knights of Columbus. Mks. Home; 0771 Valloy Oak Drive, Hollywood COSTER, Frank Donhia. cornn. ofliml; 6. WasliiiigUm, D.O., M;>y 12.188-1; «. h-ank Donald and Mri-io (Girenl) O.; 1'h.D., U. of Heidelberg. 1909.. M.D.. 1911; m. Carol Jonkia, Schiefflin, of ----i, •--•"•, »»•* ., ,, (( vtuwl iiuiin,ut» (JVIllUIIlin, Ol Jamaica. LI N.Y. May 1, 1W1. Practicing physician, N.Y. City, 1'112-H: pros. aimn] & Co, ' S> l "iJ'" w ' on te> ., Giro" 1 CVm. Co.) t 1914-26; pri-s. McKisson & Roliliins. drug lurre,'since. , also |«vs. McKesson & Hobhiiu, Ltd.; dir. liriJce- Ucthodist. Cin'.'x: 'K,- W York V Yacht, HanUr.% Some of (he following statements are true. Some are false. Which are which'. 1 1. Christmas trees have been decorated and placed in homes for more than 300 years. 2. A drawing room was described yer:rs ago as a withdrawing room. 3. Bh-ds have better eyesight than humans. 4. Rabbits can swim. 5. A sirocco is an evergreen tree. s on Page \ .. -. ^ ._. IV >» 41IICV I afUL, -Lota), Advertising (Now York); Uuivoraitv, black Lock larU (IlndBuport): .UrooM.wu Country. Jlame: !-airfi v ld, Cunn. Office: McKesson & Hol,- bms, Inc.. bn-.lj;c[iart, Couu. . COSTIQ4W Edward PronMss. ox-a-nator; *; h "'f "i 11 ;-"",?-";.,.^.., July 1, 1874; ,. Ucorgo l\ircoll and Lmilio (SiRur) C.; A.B., Harvard Uni. Y c ft i, u ni l; '; M':- ba , G -9 or i'-,°f Donvw.Colo.. Junu 12, 1'jOJ. Adiuiitnl to Utah bar, 189r, an.l IK- Cjia i)rnclici| at U.JIVM, HiOl); an organizer, and nl ly. yf llonist I-.lodion Lcncuc, Denver, 1003-06 I/iw Lnfgrcurucnt Ltajue. 1UU6-OS; ally, for Anli- "F. Donald Coster" in Who's Who, u mini of power and wealth. Listed us a Ph. D. from Heidelberg in 1909, he actually was listed as Philip Music:! in Elmira, N. Y., re- t'ormatury at that time. 2 Die in Wreck on Highway No. 67 Locked Bumpers of Passing Cars Lead Death of Two Women TEXARKANA—A mother and her daughter were killed, and three other members of the same, family were in- fractured skull and died almost in- car in which they were riding got out of control and catapulted off highway 67, about 12 miles north of Texarkana. All resided in Sun Antonio, Texas. Mrs. H. B. Monroe, 33,^ received a fractured skull and diel' almost instantly. Her daughter, Miss Lorainc Milliard, 13, received a bracken neck and died en route to a local hospital. Mrs. Monroe's husband, driver of the ear, was shaken up. His stepson, who is Mrs. Monroe's son Vernon Mallard, about 15, was cut and bruised about the head. They received emergency treat- (Continued on Page Three) In Ihis palatial house at Fairficld, Conn., where he lived, "Frank Donald Coster" shot and killed him&elf after U. S. officials, investigating the huge drug firm which he headed, bared his fantastic life of high crime. Hope Country Club Entertains Saturday The Hope Country Club entertained with a .spaghetti supper Saturday night at the club house. About 30 members and their wives were present. Dancing was later enjoyed. The club will give its annual dance for members sometime during the hoidays, the exact date to be announced later. Hawiian litature, reduced to writing the last generation, aws preserved for centuries only in the memories of tlie priests . Raleigh Moore Loses Barn in Fire at Ozan A grass fire which originated Wednesday afternoon in a meadow near the house occupied by Mack Smeud destroyed a barn belonging to Raleigh Moore, a negro living about one-half mile south of Ozan. A small supply of corn, hay and other farm products which -were in the barn were lost. A recent survey indicates that less than a third as many Alabama residents hitve hookworm disease now as did 25 years ago. Lawyer Testifies He Drew Contract for Enf ield Guns Munitions-Smuggling Is Added to Activities of Late Coster HE PAID BLACKMAIL Drug Head Paid Heavily, to Cover Up True Name, Phillip Musica NEW YORK-(ff)-A Boston lawyer swore Monday that he had drafted, at the behest of F. Donald Coster (Phillip Musica), a contract for the purchase of Lee-Enfield rifles by McKesson & Robbins, Inc., and the Standard Oil Company of England. The lawyer, Frederic Wingersky, made the statement to Aa»istant Attorney General Ambrose V. McCall who is conducting the inquiry into the affairs of the 87-miIlion-dollar corporation. . Others Involved . NEW YOHKHflVA vague but persistently development story of corrupt political protection-possibly as sinister as the • international Coster- J^Vriswindle itself—was hinted over the WPA as federal agencies combined to delve into the McKesson & Robbins Drug Corporation hoax. Authorities were puzzled as to how the evil ways of F. Donald Coster, born Philip Musica, could hav« escaped notice for years without collusion. The nefarious doings of the arch- swindler included bootlegging, grand- larceny, smuggling and perhaps diver- Sn- T^f • nd ff^-nwning to belligerent .nations;^, - - - --. .-,?..,-• Investigators have'uncovered indi-' 1 T"i °.iPr ohibi «on-day diversion of alcohol behind the front of Girard & *-o., hair tonic manufacturing concern headed by Musica, an ex-convict who emerged as Coster about 1922 ' Profits from this venture aided him in'- ffn? f^^ t0 buy * e ° W **£ firm of McKesson & Bobbins, become its head and start an unparalleled mas-" querading career of crooked financing and hypothecation. Authorities repeated that their roundup of individuals was not completed with arrest of the notorious Mustcas, and they remarked that some others were not considered 'small fry in the scandal. They added that some, even, might rank with the arch- swindler himself in importance. The indicated inquiry into the political phases of the case probably will look into disappearance of police and district attorney's records that linked the Musicas with the criminal past they sought to blot out with aliases, faked birth certificates and-apparently-theft of criminal records. Authorities felt the latter could not have' been easily stolen without collusion Investigators questioning the'Mus- icas m jail were told that considerable sums taken from the ?86,000.000 McKesson & Robbins firm were paid out by the Musicas in blackmail to persons who knew and threatened to expose their criminal pasts. One said a lot of the missing money could be' accounted for in such blackmail. Giant clams often attain a weight of several hundred pounds and have a diameter of several feet. Cofet on , NEW ORLEANS. -. {#) _ January cotton opened Monday at 8.30 and closed at 8.30 bid, 8.41 asked. Spot cotton closed three points higher, middling 8.47. 5 Shopping Days Till Christmas l RED-HBAPEP COrJrJECTiCuT LASS NAMfcp G-Oop IN A BiG- WAX/ T COKING BACK TO CHRIST•^ MAS FIVE YEARS AGO— Repeal's arrival was still being toasted. . . . Japan was praying for heir to the throne. . . . Year's outstanding personality in sports, the Giants' Carl Hubbell, ... A red-headed Connecticut lass named Hepburn was making good in big way. ... "Let 'Em Eat Cake" was •wowing New York. . . . Radio fans' pet hate was jazz, poll showed. . . . Bolivia and Para-. guay rowing over Gran Chaco,

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