. -* W*' r John T. Rynn Says: Believes Pension Tax Should Be Examined, Burden Lightened 8,000 Students Are Expected to Visit Hope Next 2 Days Every Student in County Invited to Free Shows Ii e r e NEW AND SAENGER Hope Students at the New; Rural Children Goto the Saenger . By JOHN T. FLYNN NKA Service Staff Correspondent A hotly known n.s the Social Security Advisory Council i.s reported ready with some recommendations about the old age contributory pensions system. The session of congress near:;. And when the lawmakers sit down with the nation's troubles, old age pensions ure going fo be among the first lo'be considered. U j s a vc ,.y sl!r j ous moment for those -^'genuinely concerned about the problem of the aged. ' I low to care for those who become loo old lo bu useful in our highly geared industrial system is a delicate and difficult problem. It calls for the utmost evertion of whatever informed expert experience there is. This i.s an insurance problem. And there are men who know a good deal about that and about social security in tin's country. The whole .subject, however, has fallen into the hands of politicians. Men and women over G5 have votes. And everywhere politicians are playing with this problem to get the votes of the aged. If ever there was what Mr. Hoover called n case of "playing with human misery," this is one. A Financial Football It must be conceded this is a difficult problem to the administration. It mny be forced to make unwise concessions. This consideration would be easier for th'e administration if it had not itself been guilty of using the old age pension .system as a financial football and ot introducing into it one of the most yrole.sr|ue schemes in public finance ever known in the history of this country. This i.s the plan to create » reserve of 47 billion dollars "to relieve future Kcneratiuns of the great loud of social security." It was the attacks on this plan which led lo the consideration of (he subject by the so-called Advisory Council on Social Security. Now I.s Time Tor Change One of its recommendations i.s that pensions in the earlier years of the sy.sttm should be increased. Certainly the pensions which ure to be paid rrivc at the retirement ge before 1!)50 .should be enlarged. The council is sakl to be ready to recommend a change in the exorbitant rates charged under the act to employers and employes. The lax at. present i.s 1 per cent on each. In 11)40 it. will be H-i per cent And this rale will continue until l'J-13. The council goes no further than to si;y that at that time the rates should be re-examined in the light of facts presented then; that perhaps at that poin the load may be lightened. The first Advisory Council recommended before the act was passetl a rate of 1 per cent from 1937 to 1941 and 1',;. per cent, to 1945. That would Approximately 8,000 school children from 1)5 schools in Hempstead county and from Okay and Emmet are expected to flock into Mope Thursday and Friday to be guests of the New and Saenger theaters at their annnul Christmas party. Students living inside the city limits of Hope will go to the New theater, •South Elm .street. There Ibe first show begins at. 9 a. in. rxnd will continue to 11 a. in. The (healer then will be emptied and the second .show started at 11 a. in. Children living outside the city limits of Hope will go to the Saenger theater. West Second street, to witness the first --how at 9 a. in. and the sec- nnd show beginning at 11 a. in. The same arrangement will be carried out Friday with the theaters bearing all expense. Both white and i / ., • . , , . ,1 , , • , /• to those who negro .students will be admitted free of charge. Negro students may attend the Saenger either day -1ml at the New theater UK- negro section i.s limited and they will -be admitted onlv on Friday. R. P. Bowcn. secretary of the Hope Chamber of Commerce, and E. K. Austin, county school examiner, have just completed a 10-day tour of the .'cliools whiTe- they invited the students and teachers to be guests of the Hope theaters. Tickets for 8.28H stu- clcnls were given out. Mr. llowen said there were approximately 5.000 white students and slightly over 3,000 negro students. Transportation (o Hope will be provided by the .students themselves or their parents. The two-day free shows for.more thpn 8,l;00 students apil school touchers Ts'-i'ilso expected to result in crowded conditions in the business area and .send Christmas buying lo a new high'. In the meantime, Goodfellows of Hope continued It) donate lo Ihe Christmas cheer fund, sending the |o- tal fund Wednesday lo $471!.5r>. Persons who wi.sh to donate still have an opportunity by leaving their contributions at cither Hope bank or at The Star office. Previously reported . .. 5-140.05 Robert Wilson 1.00 Willard Junes •. . 1.00 Alfred Bninuon . . . l.(H) Waller Carter . . 1.0(1 Fred 1'elre 1.00 Mrs. Aline Johnson . .50 Comer Buyelt .. .. . . 1.0(1 X. B. Miller 1.0(1 C. B. Presley . . 1.00 II. L. Dean . 1.00 Kli/.iibcth Bridewell 1.00 Ed Leonard . 1.00 Herbert Arnold . . . .fit) Jim K. Henry . 1.IIU Buforil J. Poc .. .. 1.00 Cha.s. !•'. Pioutun Jr. 1.00 Cash 75 IJewey llcndrix . . .. 1.00 Southern Ice Co. 1.00 N. (J. Ca.ssidy . . 1.00 Fred Baker .2;> A. 13. SjiragKins . .50 J. K. Heard . . 1.00 Wyalt Davis .50 Lynn White . . 1.0(1 J. B. Keagan .. . 50 Norman Seals . 1.00 Mcliac Cox . . 1.00 Pele Clevenger 50 O. U. Foster .50 Total Jay Gould's Daughter Succumbs at Age of 70 MAKGAKKTV1LLK, N. Y.-i/l'i-- Mrs. Helen Gould Shepard, 70, daughter of the railroad builder Jay Goidd, died at her summer home here Wcd- Jie.sday. One Shot Bagged Two FLENSBUHG, Germany.-(/V>—Shooting a hare as it jumped over a water ditch, a hunter also landed a 5-pound pike that was wimming in (lie water. The story is well authenticated. A Thought Redemption i.s the science and the .song of all elernilj.—Pollolt. Some of the following statements are true. Some are false, which are which'.' 1. A trek it, a native Soulh Atricau weapon. c. Mussolini once was an ardent pacifist. o. A s,\ inpo.sium is an orchestrial arrangemenl. 4. Semantics is the art of pottery making. 5. Pfiin.vfields i.s a character fiom Dickens. Answers on l':ii;i Two have been more than enough. If the rates are continued until 1942 ;-t (he present l9vcl, nearly five bil- \\f>:\ cjy.!la::s will be collected, in excess of the needs of the system'.'•"""** There seems to lie no reason why the whole subject of the rates should not be re-cxainiried and changed now to lighten the load of employers and workers. Stores Will Remain Open at Night Here Will Accomoclate Christ- nuts Buyers Until 9:30 o'Clock Each Night Beginning tonight, Wednesday, business houses throughout the city will remain open until 9:30 o'clock to ac- ccanmodate late Christmas shoppers of this area. This schedule'-will continue until through Saturday. Shoppers of this section are urged to purchase all gifts and supplies by Saturday night as business firms throughout the city will remain closed on nexl Monday. As Christmas this year falls on Sunday, the holiday will be observed the following day, Monday. The United States has more miles of railroad than all European countries combined. MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. Pal. OB. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the •authoritative answers below: 1. Should a man lead up to asking for a date by saying, "What are you doing Wednesday night'.'" 2. Should a man who has dated a girl for some t mie feel free to enter family arguments? Ii. Should he feel free lo forage in her family ice box? . -1. Should a man going lo a girl's house on a dale expect to use her cigarettes or take his own? Ii. Should a man raise his hat when he speaks lo a man who is accompanying a woman? What would you do if—You are one of two men getting into the back scat of a car with a fir!-- t,e. I One of you net in, then the girl, followed by the second • man? (b) One open the door for girl, who sits in "the middle, second man sits at her right, mid first man goes around car and sils at her lef);? (c) Same as above, except first man steps in front of girl to reach his seat at her loft? Answers 1. No. •i. No. c!. Not unless she leads the raid. '). Take his own. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(b). iCoi.yrii'.ht HK',8, NEA Service,^nc.I Hope Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 59 WEATHER. Arkansas-Fear, colder in extreme south, fre ezinr, Wednesday night; Thursday fair, rising temperature. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21,1938 PRICE 5c COPY AMERICAN Building Tax for New Courthouse and Jail Levied Mill and a Half Levy Is Fixed by Special Quorum Court VOTE IS UNANIMOUS Only 10 Minutes Required' to Cany Out Mandate of People It took a special session of Hempstead Quorum court about 10 minutes Wednesday morning to levy a mill and a half building tax for construction of the new county courthouse and jail. Not a dissenting vole was cast. Seventeen of the 20 justices were present. The mill and half tax levy means $1.50 on each $1,000 assessed valualion of all taxable property in the county. The lax levy goes into effect with the payment of taxes in 1939. The building tax will be continuous each year until the principal and interest ,on the $110,000 loan from the PWA (Public Works Administration) is paid in full. This period will extend over 25 or 30 years—the exact period to be announced later when the schedule is drawn. It was pointed out that the mill and a half levy carries with it a surplus or reserve fund. ' hi the event tax assessments are lowered in future years the surplus or reserve fund will be used. In the event assessments increase in future years the present levy of a mill and a half could ,be lowered. Bonds will be issued at 4 per cent. They probably will be advertised in .th^ :noac. future. nii^J sold at public micti'on. '""•- """ • The'Unite'd States government has offered to pay par-for those bonds— but it is believed, on the present market, the bonds can be sold to private investors at a premium. Ground was broken last week for construction of the new building on the old Garland school property. The firsl of four separate contracts was let.' This was the job for driving piling for the foundation which is to be completed within 60 days. Additional contracts are to be let for the main building work, contract for furniture and the. contract for jail equipment. Advance Pay for City Employes Payment of December Salaries Before Christmas Holidays City employes will receive their December salaries in advance, the city council voted Tuesday night. The date for payment was advanced several days to enable employes to receive their salaries before the Christmas holidays. The payroll totals approximately $3,000 per month. Other business with the Council Tuesday night: Adoption of a motion by Alderman Hamilton to extend a rural electric line from the' home of B. C. Lewis to the home of L. M. Thomas in the Shover Springs community. Mrs. O. B. Hodnctl appeared before the council and presented signed con- tracls for the one-mile extension of the rural line. The council adopted a motion by Alderman Carter Johnson offering the Temple Cotton Oil company the same electric rate given to the Brunei-Ivory Handle factory for the operation of electric motors. The council adopted a motion for the extension of a water main on East Avenue D one block, which was requested by the Bruner-Ivory Handle factory. The mailer then was referred lo the Gourd of Public Affairs with approval recommended. A molion by Alderman Cassidy was carried extending a light line to the Hopcwcll school for Smith-Hushes work only. Mei Mei, the Panda, Now Likes Dog Biscuits CHICAGO-^— Figuring out what buby pandas should eat is a matter of experiment at Brookfield zoo. Mei Mei weighed 24 pounds when she arrived from China, February IS. Today she weighs 130 pounds and lias never .ceased liking her infant diet. of cereals, milk and wheat in cream, topped off lately with some apples, celery, lettuce, chard, spinach, carrots and green corn stalks. She deviated recently by adding dog biscuits to (lie list. Capone Faces Clouded Future on Release His Cell in Alcatraz Prison Soon O Reports That He Will "Come Back" Ridiculed by U. S. Government Asserts He Has No Visible Assets, Land or Money HIS RACKETS PASS Repeal Hit His Liquor Business— Others Hold Gambling Racket B;.v SHERMAN MONTUOSE NEA Service Staff Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO— The man who once ruled the counlry's mightiest gangster empire will leave Alcatraz prison soon. Al Capone will find his power swept away and a rocky, disastrous future stretching ahead. He is broken in health. Repeal has knocked the bottom out of his far-flung illicit Chicago liquor trade and the gambling rocket control has passed to others. The government says Capone has no visible assets. Finally, when he leaves the "Rock" he will not gain complete freedom after all. Ho has yet to serve a ono-year sentence in Cook county, Illinois, on a misdemeanor charge 'in connection ..i ^ " ' The diamond of rattlesnakes, eif'.ht fed; ; back, most danger attains a length of "his: 'cbnvfctioii for income tax evasipn. Chicago authorities have already indicated that before Capone's release there it is likely . a county or state commission will pass on his mental condition. In addition, the one-time "Public Enemy No. 1" owes the government a $50,000 fine and ?7G92 in court costs assessed at the time of his trial in 1931. There has been supposition that Capone still holds valuable real estate in Chicago, Miami, and California. BMl sources close to Capone declare "Al can never come back." His health may be the deciding factor. Almost a year ago the "big shot" suddenly 'blew his top." Leaving the mess hall he slumped to the ground. He turned on the hospital orderlies. Six guards were required to subdue him. He lay for days in ' the prison hospital, sometimes with arms and legs pinioned to the bed, according to reliable reports coming out of the secrecy of Alcatraz in San Francisco bay. "He is suffering from intermittent mental disturbances," the Department of Justice announced laconically at the time. "For the greater part of the time his mind is lucid. His condition is in nowise due to his confinement, but grows out of condition originating prior to his incarceration." No further comment lias come from federal officials. Capone is still undergoing malarial treatments. When he leaves Alcatraz, where he was transferred from Atlanta in August, 1934, he may face expensive treatments. The Treasury Department at Washington claims he has no visible assets and derides the rumor that a large sum of money is being held in a cache penling his release. Mrs. Capone on her monthly visits to Alcatraz shows no shortage in family finance. She wears an expensive mink coat, on one finger sparkles an' immense diamond. Dr. Frank H. Vizetelly, Lexicographer, 74, Dies NEW YORK-W-Dr. Frank 11 Vizetelly, 74, noted lexicographer, died unexpectedly about midnfght Tuesday night in a hospital here from pleurisy and pneumonia. Spider webs arc used by humaning- 1s in the building of their nests. AJ Capone is pictured- just before his transfer to Alcatraz from federal prison at Atlanta, Ga. His wife is shown wl'i photographers 'caught up with her after a visit to her husband. When Capone leaves Alcatraz, he •••will not be out of jail for long. His next lodging place will probably be Cook county jail in Chicago.* He has a one- year term to serve there. Cook county jail. U.S. and Argentina Reach Compromise for Defense Pact 21 Western Republics Unite to Meet Any Common Threat ARGENTINA'S POINT Powerful Southerner Ob- • tains Guarantee Against" U.S. as Well By the Associated Press The United States and Argentina reached a compromise Wednesday for a Lima conference declration linking all 21 American republics against ag-' gression— an agreement spurred by trie example of wars in Spain nd China, and .the rise of powerful totalitarian* states. i The declaration was said by highly reliable 'conference informants to provide for consultation in the event of:] Aggression; menace of force; subversive propagand— even if lacking the appearance of a threat of force. - • Argentina . won her point that the declaration should not apply entirety to aggression from outside the Americas. The United States' purpose was attained in an agreement to which all the American nations could subscribe. A German Move Concurrently, a call for South American nations to abolish the Monroe Doctrine was sounded by the German weekly pape Der Reichswart, edited by Count Ernst von Bevehtlow, one of ' Adolf Hitler's closest disciples. Great Britain brought f four Scandinavian nation into the -list of adher- •eh'tsr to the 1936 navat limitation treaty,with separate agreepiente witiV Sweden, Norway, Denamrk and Finland. In the Far East, foreign sources reported the Japanese were rushing troops 'from North China into Man- choukuo to put down outbreaks caused by units of a Chinese army which crossed into the Japanese-dominated state. German Thrust at U. S. BERLIN, Germany— (fl 3 )— The newspaper Der Angriff Wednesday accused Interior Secretary Ickes of seeking war and the disruption of relations between the United States and Germany. Alcalraz federal prison, San Francisco in background. Negro Pair Guilty in Murder Case Rome Bone Given Death Sentence, and Mose Bone a Life Term LITTLE ROCK — Rome and Mose Bone, negro brothers, were convicted of the murder of Mrs. John A. Denver last September 8, and Rome Bone was given the deatli penalty by a Firsl Division Circuit Court Jury Tuesday. Mose Bone was found guilty of second degree murder and the jury fixed his punishment at 21 years in the penitentiary, the maximum. The jury found Rome Bone guilty,.pf first degree murder, and Ihe dcatfr-senlcncc is mandatory. $49 in Prizes !s Offered for Best Decorated Homes in City Three electric utensils worth a total of $49.20 arc offered by the municipally-owned Water & Light Plant for the best decorated homes in Hope this Christmas—the second annual Christmas prize contest of the municipal plant. Prizes arc: First plaqe—A Mix-Master, value ?23.75. Second place—An automattic double waffle-iron, value $17.50. Third place—An automattic electric iron, value ?7.95. Homes to be eligible for these prirzes must be decorated by next Wednesday night, December 21. Judges will make the awards before Christmas. The rules are the same as last year—all decorations must be visible from (ho street, and musl be li.uhted. Commission Checks Up to Solons Local Claim LITTLE ROCK. — (A'} — The State Claims Co'nYmission passed Wednesday, pending legislative action, a claim by Charlie Cummings, Hope .negro, asking $2,000 for injuries allegedly suffered while employed on a highway project near Fulton in 1933. 59 Furloughs for Christmas Issued Union and White County Long-Termers Are on Clemency List" UTTLE ROCK. — W) — Governor Bailey authorized 59 Christmas furloughs to state penitentiary inmates Wednesday, including: William P. Carroll, sentenced to life from Union county April 1, 1930.'\ Cecil Gentry, sentenced 21 years', on a second-degree murder charge ~rn White county November 16, 1934. Posts Lits Of His "Parasites" PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -(/!>)- Burl Spin-lock, who runs H general store, lia.s posted a sign reading: 'Parasites who have taken me for a There follows a list of 50 former Cus- 11 uiiors and the amounts they owe him. Bailey Hopeful of No Additional Tax Legislators Express Their Opposition to Auto- Testing Law LITTLE ROCK. — (ff>, - Governor Bailey said Wednesday he hoped the General Assembly could provide funds for governmental operations without increasing taxes. Addressing 18 legislators, he said: "1 want it definitely understood that I hven't made any demands for increased taxation. I hope we can get by without it." The parley brought expressions from the legislators opposing the compulsory auto-testing act. Crisis Precautions Cost $1.12 a Head ^LONDON—(<tV-Fifteen of London's borough councils have worked oul Ihe approximate cost of the air raid precautions taken during the recent crisis. The total was ¥2.650,000. The cost per head of the population (• i be protected works out as approximately $1.12. Cott- NEW ORLEANS. - (A>> ~ January cotton opened Wednesday at 8.49 and closed at 8.47 bid, 8.50 asked. Spot cotton closed two points higher, middling 8.57. 5 Persons Slain at Savannah, Ga. Officers Believe Fifth Slaying Was to "Cover Up" Others SAVANNAH, Ga.-(/P)-Five persona were found deead Wednesday in a dwelling and filling station on the outskirts of 'Savannah. Coroner L. W. Williams said T. S. Tillman, 35; his wife, 24; and two daughters, Ella, 8, and Cora Pearl, 6, were beate nt odeath with an iron pipe. Tom Chester was found in the station near the Tillman 'home edad froW a shotgun blast. • Coroner Williams said all had been" killed Tuesday night. Chief of Police W. F. Chapman said the fifth victim apparently was slain to "cover up" the Tillman slayings. Platinu mwas known to the ancients but its high melting point prevented their working it. 3 Shopping Days Till Christmas T OOKING BACK TO CHRIST- XJ MAS THREE YEARS AGO— Cleveland jubilant; it had just been named site of G. O. P: convention the following June. . . . Censors frowning at "Children's Hour" and "Tobacco Road." , . . Pr. Benes named to succeed Masaryk as Czechoslovakian president. . . . Bruno Hauptmann in death cell. . . . Trailer craze attracting attention. . * . New Deal measures. fearfully awaiting Supreme decisions.
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