Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 24, 1935 · Page 1
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'''' ' ' f A triouorrt .to Vis nnd you Shall bfe loved-*' All lows U tnftthemftdeally )U«(,' M ttiticfi at tlio two sides of «tt algebraic wiimtlou.—Emerson. Hope Star W.Attfttft , , J_.'ilL-T -A^ " " * " j! __, .__',ft*c4Wfisai* „„„._.', colder Ifl «brt«»e cast portion Tuesday Might; f Wednesday unsettled, " * rain bl extreme west t*v£f. vs>"<i < SO; •• ' l'« f*t * %1 "'V». ^JT\T TTMt? Ol"» TvTTTA/rt>C 1 'D ftO (.AJ')—MHUIB A«MO<?lulf<l f'rww VULUiYLh 07-—NUMiJlliK OZ <NliA)~Mi*ni Novrapnppr KnUMprlM ABS'O HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1936 Consolidated January IS, *t>29. Mtnr of' tfotx- 18»9; Tt&ut, ' 1827: PRICE 6c RUSSIANS THREATEN JAPAN BIHSND THE SCENES! Shadows of 4 Men Fall Across Church Bells Ring *»*3Z*** M ._ Republic of Soviei By Rodney Dutcher •WASHIGT0N.--"Slush fund!" is no now campaign cry, but it will be yelled in tile 1936 presidential campaign than ever before. --5) Tlie harder the Democrats find their | attempts to raise fluids—and it will be | worse than pulling teeth, from present indications—the louder will be the "holler" at the spectacle of a Republican party raising millions with ease. At secret political conferences between Roosevelt and Democratic leaders, the money question is often raised. The New Deal high command is seriously disturbed by the anticipated size of the G. O. P. war chest and the probable slimncss of its own. Chairman Henry P. Fletcher appointed a money-raising committee of 16 wealthy men and the president was recently told that two members of the Fletcher committee had already obtained pledges for $15,000,000. Certain high officials have whispered that wealthy men would spend up to 30 millions to bent Roosevelt. New Dealers are spreading the tale that Chairman "Winnie" Aldrich of Chase National Bank said the sum should be 550,000,000. These reports may be well founded, or a mere indication of New Deal jitters, but they represent actual belief. You will hear a lot more of the same. ' • Certain men whose names you would Capital Inflow to U.S. Off sets Gains 'in Our Importing Balance of Trade Much Narrower, But Money ' Pours in Just the Same 10 BILLIONS GOLD | Capital, Frightened by Events in Europe, Returns to America By FREDERICK GARDNER : 'Associated Press Correspondent WASHINGTON.— (/P) —Despite a shrinkage in the surplus of ex- rts over imports, the tide of inter- btiohal payments in 1935 swept ngly in favor of. the United States. it was apparent in a record inflow ||f£ipold and silyer. 'Foreign trade ' generally benefited . broadening world industrial retov- , But the 'exchange 'scales' were ghtcd'by recurrent flights of capital from Europe, apprehensive over 'hciabilityof .remaininjfiigold bloc cur-. ' . out.. •„,£)&•> ,ii£J: The movement of "nervous money" :was swelled by an influx of capital Shadows of 4 Men Fall Across Path of Thelma Todd Mystery ^.^ ^_ /•- .—. . — Hoyden of |ureen Proved Success in Business Career She Started "Thehna's Sidewalk Cafe"—and She Put It Over rccOgnijsc .have prepared a tight corrupt practices bill, \yhich probably will be introduced at the next session of congress. ; Ax Falls on 'NRA About 1250 NRA employes suddenly h,avo been fired.., NotibcCfiuso Christmas, is coming, but because congress is ). coining. . [, ', \ 'Inaorhuch osf rTRA* really, .was kill- I ed more than six months ago, congress ' shooting j would have had a field lured in part, by renewed, in domestic industry and. corporate earnings. Wnr fears also appeared to have been one of the factors. ,Gpld Reserves Swell During the autumn crisis of the French franc and the strained European situation arising out of the Halo- Ethiopian conflict, this country's monetary gold' stock soared toward the $10,000,000,000 mark, nearly half the world's recorded gold reserves! Net silver imports for ten months ended with October approximated $230,000,000,' while the excess of mer- ,_, chandisc exports dwindled to $90,707,- -?>« Proclamation already had been 000 'compared with $395,557,000 in the corresponding 1934 period. A sharp gain in imports, in face of little change in the dollar value of exports, cut the margin of exports over imports to the smallest in years. Both silver purchases and the relatively modest exports surplus, however, were outweighed by the shift of capital and invisible items in the exchange scales, such as returns on investments. Capital Inflow The department of commerce estU mated that in the first six months there was 'a net inflow of $51)0,000.000 in short-term funds, in addition to a net gain of $60,000,00 on security transactions. Tlie arrival of more than $800,000.000 in gold in the second luilf, aside from ilvcr purchases, was accepted as cvi- ,enco that the inward movement of ital continued with little interruption throughout the year. 'Announcement of a trade agreement wit!} Canada, the seventh in the series to be signed, WHS. hailed widely as the longest step yet taken to unravel the network of trade restrictions. Belgium finally joined England, the United States and other nations on the devaluation trail, hut France; nnd (Continued on page two) SAYS: to make drastic personnel cuts. But they couldn't seem to get below 2500 workers. Every time they fired someone a senator or a representative would telephone and raise the devil. And all they could think of to do was put the employe back to work. Then suddenly NRA heard from the White House via the Budget Bureau. If NRA didn't trim hard and fast, the president would issue a proclamation dissolving, it completely January 1. prepared. So 1250-heads were cut off at once. More will follow. Sad Is Mr. Abcll's Lot Trials of a Washington newspaperman arc sometimes secure and a case in point is the recent experience of Mr. George Aboil, society columnist for the Washington Daily News. Mr. Abcll covered the .swell-elegant diplomatic reception at the White- House. Consequently he reported that dignified Mme. Munir Ertegun, wife of the Turkish ambassador, had lost a "pink .slip" in the brilliantly lighted Ea.st Room and that Commander don Umberto Cugia, the Italian naval at- tache, had picked it up and handed it to her, under the impression that she had dropped her handkerchief. Half an hour after publication next day, the entire diplomatic colony had read the .story or heard about il by telephone. Indignation was rife among the Turks. Ml-. Abell .hid Mr. Abell was a luncheon guest, that noon at tho Greek legation. He found M. Charalambos Simopoulos, the Greek minister, wearing a fiendish «rin. Ho found out why when M. Simopoulos led him by the arm to a group and said: "Mr. Aboil, will yinj please to Mme. Ertegun in to luncheon?" The situation was made no less painful when Mr. Abell found sitting opposite him none other than Commander Cugia. who looked at him very sourly indeed. And subsequently the Turkish ambassador himself said: "I am very interested in the articles you write. Mr. Aboil. They urn no .vpiritut'l—so spiriluel." And an AbeLI explained no harm had been meant: "I trust you, Mr. Abell. I trust you utterly—when you arc with me!" Christmas Event at 1st Christian I Program to Bo Held at 1 Church at 7:30 o'Clock Tuesday Night UNLIKELY SCANDAL Miss Todd Almost the Last Person to Be Involved in Mystery • - - .._ . j • The Hollywood .success story of Thelma'Todd often, has been told, but th-c public knows little of her life on the set and behwd the screen. In two stones of which this -is the second, Jcannette Meehan, of the NEA Service Hollywood staff, reveals the real Thelma. as' her'close friends remember, her, her pranlM and her pranks, and;; her...kindly deeds. ~ . By JTEAJWETTE MEEHAN ' NKA. Sci-vicc S|>c<Hal Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.—Tlicbna Todd was about the last woman in Hollywood whom her friends would have expected to be involved in a "Find the man!" mystery. Yet until there is understanding of her relationships with Fasquale Di Cicco, Roland West, Harvey Priester, and "a dark, foreign-looking man" as yet unidentified, the events leading up to her death bid fair to remain a mystery, Di Cicco i.s her divorced husband. West is her business partner and former director. Priester is a long-time friend. And the dark mystery man is, up to now, merely a shadow in n bit of testimony. Thelma Todd was always one of the most popular girls in Hollywood. Ever since she came here she had been "rushed" constantly by most of the eligible males. But she was never vampish—she was the kind of girl about whom her men friends said, "Gee! What a grand guy Thelma is!" Married and Divorced There was many a disappointed young swain in 1932 when Thelma married Pasquale Di Cicco in Prescott, Ariz., and came on to Hollywood for her honeymon. She had always Thelmn Todd and 1'asqnnlc Dp. Cieco before tliV-lr divoVi-o. • Hint New Romance Italians Win in in Todd Mystery Mountain Battle Girl Friend Tells Grand Juiy What Thelma Confided to Her LOS ANGELES.— (/T>) —A "marvelous" romance of Thelma Todd and an unnamed San Francisco business man was projected Monday night into the Investigalio not the comely film actress' mysterious death. District Attorney Buron Fills announced he had been told of the ro- beim the life of the party, just as she m . ance ">' Id; > Lupino and Margaret was at that last party at the Troca- dcro. Di Cicco, a New York 'sportsman, JtolantV \Vfst , Lindsay, actresses, who also related that Pasqualc Di Cicco, Miss Todd's divorced husband, had two engage-' menu with her shu died. 600 Ethiopians Killed, 1,000 Wounded in Rocky Tembein Region LONDON, Eng.—(/!')—Great Britain pursued its. policy of prepardness In the Italo-Ethiopinn conflict Tuesday. 'Authoritative sources disclosed after the conclusion of .''satisfactory" conversations between the British and French general military nnd naval staffs that 'similar contacts are being made in other important capitals. Italians Win the week before! ASMARA, Eriti-ea-(/p)-DeaUi of mol " L ' tnan B00 Ethiopians and the wounding of 1,000 more was reported before her body was found in her automobile, December Ifi. testified Monday before the grand jury which of Sunday's fighting in the Tcmbcin mountain region which ended with an Ethiopian flight up the Tonqua valley. An official statement said that only opened an investigation. Miss Lindsay also was a witness. ... ,.,.,, *,. . . , . ..-»»• m ,, i , , • 1)vo white Italian officers were killed Muss Todd asked me how my love i an d tm . c( , O ft j ccr ,j nncl 100 i ... . , ,, M , ' ttnv* IILIVV; UilnVAt) OI1U 1UU lUlvlVU | life was coming along, Flits quoted \ | roOps woun ded, although the Italians ] Miss Lupino, I told l W r it was U-rri- i wcrc pitlell against 5 m y ble my hours al the stud.o were so , , iors cntrenchcd m a mountain ridge I long I had not hec-n having any lew- l)cllind , Ju , town of Marj . jm Qlloral . B uro time for romance. . Thc m;lUl , )ody Qf E|hiopii) ,^ , )oW . "Then I asked her 'How's your love: ing the ridge bark of a Copic church. I life coming along'." I um j ;l collection of mud huts forming I ' 'Just wonderful,' slu- re-plied. 'I'm j the town, were commanded by Degiac i having a marvelous romance with a i Ailu Cliebbedc, au uncle of tho trait] San Francisco .bu.sinciis man. He's just I orous Rus Guusa. Cues; Reinforcements were coming up when the Ethiopians attempted to turn the Italian flank. The heavy Ethiopian losses resulted from an "exceptional" Italian aerial bombardment, tin: statement said. A tquadruii of planes machine guu- the grandest s>ort of a person.' She j didn't give his name." I "1 believe Thelma was an gay and .so , happy at the parly that night lK-caii.se j she was .MI terribly in love," Miss Lu' pino rontinuc-d. '\Slie said to me: 'You ) know what, gentlemen tho.se San Fran' cisran.-i are.' She and I had slipped ! ned the defenders! returning time after away from tile dance for a brief mo- I time to (he spectacular attack. ! nn-nt fm- a confidential ehat. 1 just > Meanwhile, Italian troops climbed | didn'l tliink t» a.sk her for the name I the preeipitous slopes, from bush to i of her ni-w love." | l )u ,,|, .„„( r(K , k ly r(ll . k) ,„ t , U (,; lgl , U)C i ->»^r- ...... [Ethiopians. The tribesmen coneentral- I It»ld Police Stronxliox lu ' ir firc °" "" whit * officurj " lhc BUENOS AIRES.- (/T, -Tin; dark ;md handsome, had met Mi.^s Todd during a vacation in Los Angeles, and they were frequently .seen together at .-ports events before tlwir marriage. Di Ciccu. son of u well-to- do Italian broccoli fanner on Lon« mo.sl I slu-epi.sh policemen in Ihis city uf ) Z.SfiO.OOO are in 11 H- twenty-fifth pre- 1 einct. Somebody burbled llie safe in ' the precinct headquarters and took lyh «--""''"«nd Little brother thinks fluisliiug » meal vith dispatch means reading iie\vs aisp<ttcli«# *t the table. First Christian chuivh will hold its annual Chrislniiis tree and program Tuesday night at the church, bcgin- ; ning at 7:.'!0 o'clock. ) Simla Claus will visit Ihe i-liureh and distribute presents from the tree. I f or "' m 'i n ,,r pai"Vs"'aiid an actors'"a'Qt'iK-v '' l ' (junlr - v folk " f interior China. Aulh- ! Mrs. Jack Sullivan will bring the prt : " • ' •' " ' i gram in (lie form of a broadcast. i Island, had gone in for poio and Ihei age Hollywood. He never look I'm-arlh 1U-U Ai'ras ; NANKING.-W'i-Buried i means money in lh for urities <>f the onrc Comimini.-t-riddrn Church Bells Ring as Pilgrims Pray Vainly for Peace Thousands of Worshippers Pour Into Sacred Town of Bethlehem THERE'S NO PEACE Catholic Pope Speaks Gloomily to Audience of 34 Cardinals Star Suspends for Christmas Holidays There will be no city edition of The Star Wednesday afternoon and no rural edition Thursday morning, the newspaper suspending in all departments for the.Christmas, holiday. General lines of businea?' in Hope will close down . all day Wednesday.. The newspaper obr serves three holidays in the year, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving,, and-: Christmas^ • . a-f Republic of Soviie| Increases Its Suf Fleet Four tiiii Moscow's Undersea , er Directed at Both -pan and Germany - fs ANSWER~TO TOKYO! BETHLEHEM, Palestine-r:(Copyrighl Associated Press)—The prayer of Christian pilgrims for an end to the Italo-Ethiopian war was mingled Tuesday with the pealing of bells hailing anew the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout the day thousands of worshippers from many, lands poured into Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas Eve in this little market town where 2.000 years ago the Magi found the new-born Jesus in a manger. Slight'Hope-for Peace VATICAN CITY, Rome, Italy— (&)— Pope Pius sadly admitted Tuesday that his hope for a Christmas of peace would not be fulfilled. He told 34 cardinals who brought him Christmas greetings: these are moments darkened by melancholy, menacing clouds, and human bloodshed. Tyronza Bank Held Up; $15,000 Taken Accessory Suspect. Taken, Seach Pressed for Lone Actual Robber TYRONZA, Ark.— {#)— The -robbery of the Bank of Tyro.nza .of approximately $15,000 by a lone bandit late Monday, was disclosed . by officers Tuesday 'as they made one .arrest on suspicion bf accessory, and pressed the search for the man who • actually staged the. holdup. ..-'•. • • . The . robbery was . accomplished quietly when the bandit, forced -an entrance through the rear of the bank and "covered" Cashier . J....L. /Dean, who was working on the bank -books. ' Russian Statement Timed With Jap Thrust Against' , Outer Mongolia MOSCOW, Russia—</P)—The Union, in a thinly-disguised vmrning , to Germany and Japan announ^ed' Tuesday that its submarine and • de •stroyer - fleets had been made four times their former size in the last fotrr* • ' World Win- Kumvcs ' ISTANBUL.-f/rV-Turlu-y has dis- | covered suddenly that .--lie still i.- f»r- • mally at war with the smallest ivpub- . lie in Europe. A Turkish citizen was ri-fiiM.-d i-n- Iry to San Marino because, it was staled, ho is a subject of a belligerent power. In World war days 1 'San Marino. ;i republic of 32 square miles in central! (bride to the broccoli ranch on Long P 1 ' ovlllt ' c ' of Khmfj.se pay cash rewards ! Italy, declared war on Turkey sim- Wednesclay night a 45-minulc song I i s i un j t 0 meet his family, explaining ^'" l "'"'- s ' ammunition and supplies ' ultaneously with Italy. and prayer service will be held at the i - — 1. . ' .cached by red armies in their five- When pence treaties were negotiated church. The public is invited. (Continued o)> page three) 'year struggle against the government. Sun Marino was overlooked. Stones Celebrate 50th Anniversary Golden Wedding Day Observed in McCaskill Sunday, December 22 Mr. and Mrs. Davis Stone of McCaskill celebrated then- 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, December 22, at their home in McCaskilL Many relatives and friends participated in the celebration. Mr. and Mrs. Stone arc parents of three sons, Sidney, Dewey and Oscar Stone, all of McCaskill. Relatives present were: Mr, and Mrs. Stone and family, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Stone and family, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Stone and son, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stone and family. Mr. and Mrs. Dcwey Stone and children, Mrs. Pauline Tyner and son, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stone, Mrs. Wendell Stone and * daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Daley Hampton and children, Mrs. Bertha Hampton, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walters and son, Mr. and Mrs, J. D. Eley, Walter Eley, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Button and son, Mr, and Mrs, Pat Stone and children and Winford Picket!. Excess Relief Is Up to Localities Federal Responsibility Limited to First 3VL> Million Persons WASHINGTON—(/P)—Full responsibility for caring for all needy unemployed beyond the 3,500,000 on federal work relief was placed squarely upon local governments and private charity Monday by President Roosevelt. The 54,000,000,000 work relief fund, j the president said at his press conference, was calculated to take care of only 3,500,000 persons. He said he hail to stick to that limitation, and that any other m><<dy persons, either j employable or unemployable, must bu cared fur locally. • His statement followed by a few days a report from Harry L. Hopkins, WPA chief, that the relief situation had been affected ''adversely" by winter conditions, and attributing the small deerea.se in big-city relief rolls to the fact that many were seeking aid for the first time. The chief executive expressed confidence that the 3,500,000 estimate of the nation's needy and jobless em- ployables was a uccui-al.e one. A.'-ked about estimate* that there were U.000.000 unemployed in the nation, the president asked for a definition of "unemployed." He said a census of (ho jobk'.v, was impossible bc- caiiM. 1 of the difficulty in finding .such :i ilefinuiun. Asks 25 VISITS Service ANKARA.—(/}')—Turk* both nmur- ali/ed and native citizens, are liable to military service for 20 years, between the ages of 20 und 46. under a luw recently passed by the national assembly. . Congress to Dpdge Vote on Towhsend Refuse to Report Bill to House . WASHINGTON.—f/P)—A strategy of avoiding a vote oh the increasingly acute issue of Townscnd old age pen- sjon plan was indicated for the coming session Monday by the Democratic leadership of the house. Representative Bankhead, Alabama,, majority floor leader, returned to the capital and predicted the session would end'without a ballot on the subject. ''Why?" he was asked. "It's my guess," said Bankhead, "that the committee in charge of the question will not report it." " At headquarters of the Townsond organization here, inquiries were referred to Dr. Townscnd' and his 'immediate lieutenants in Los Angeles for reaction to Bankhead's statement. There were indications of an impending effort to get the issue to the floor by petition. Without the help of the majority leadership, this is practically the only way that ,any issue may be brought up for debate and a vote. The petition must carry 218 signatures, a majority of the membership. Stock Market at a Four-Year Peak Bullish Forces Lead Equity Stocks to Best Marks in Years By VICTOR EUBANK NEW YORK-(fl>)—Bullish forces took command of the stock market in 1935 and led formerly wavering equi- j ties- into new high territory for the] past four years. i The principal buying .motivators ap-! peared to be: historically low money j rates and a growing volume of idle ] funds in the country seeking employ- I ment; a resumption of public demand j for goods of all categories; huge Gov- ' erruncnt .spending on relief and pub- ! lie works programs; the mounting of ! excess bank reserves to a record peak; ; expansion of the country's gold stocks ' to above the 510,000,000.000 mark; unsettled conditions abroad which brought spcculqtivc and investment. ea*h to the United States; lessening of j apprehension over legislative develop- '', ments, and some fresh inclination to hedge against possible inflation. Cull Money Slumps Erratic price movements spotted the i market in early'months of the year, but. a.s the first quurtt-r ncurcd its close, demand arrived for a wide ^t- ' sortment of industrial slocks. , The advance occurred in the fact-1 of lagging rails. Tlie utililies joined : the forward trek after almost 19 months of Heady decline. Tin.- power shares breasted the earn- , paiyu for lower rat.cs and the pH.ssase by eongress- o film mueh disputed ! holding company bill. Invalidation of the NRA caused only , momentary unscttlement, Slocks .soon rc.Mimod the advance. ! After holding at. 1 per rent for 16 months, call money was cut to ' i of 1 (Continued oi. page three) The whole statement bristled wi emphasis on Russia's undersea po*er in the Pacific and Baltic, and appeared to .foreign observers to be particularly significant—coming, as it did, the heels of the alleged threat by Jit- pan and Manchuokuo to invade Outer Mongolia ' __ Ask Apology o£ Japs ^ .. MOSCOW, Bi^ssia — (/P).—The gov-, ernment of Outer Mongolia, press dispatches from Wan B_ator said^Mondayj has. taken a firm stand in the face^i an alleged threat of a Japajiese-Mafi- .choukuoan invasion, telegraphing a premptory demand to Manchoukuo for • ari apology because of a border claSlx. last week in, which five Mongolian sol-* diers wer.fi 'killed^ \\ ,.* « has strong relations with Soviet,"Russia, warned that it imposed entire responsibility for «uch "raids" on "Man- chbukilo and the. government of Japan, whose troops took a direct arid active 'part in the raid." Mongolia also demanded the inune-> diate return of 11 soldiers who, it declared, had been carried away as prisoners.' The protest stiled for the "Severe" punishment 6t persons who organized the border raid which, the Mongolians contended, led to the clash. "The Mongolian Peoples Republic considers it its duty, to warn Man- choukuo," the note"continued, "offthe serious consequences .that could come from any further such' attempt." " * >A' Chinese Students Revolt ' SHANGHAI, China— (#>)—After ia- ' suing a manifesto .urging war on Japan, Chinese.students took possession of Shanghai's huge railroad terminal through a coup early Tuesday, Numbering more than 1,000, the stur dents demand free transportation to the capital at Nanking. There they propose to protest against the North China autonomy movement before authorities of the national government.' The great North station, scene of the fiercest fighting of the 1932 hosiltties with Japan, swarmed with police. Although officers were hurriedly called out, no effort had been made to eject the students forcibly. Leaders of the demonstrators refused orders of authorities to leave the trains. The students entered the trains Monday afternoon, carrying food sufficient for several days. A dispatch from Hankow said thqjt fi.OOO students paraded there ill a demonstration against Japan, disregarding a warning of Japanese consular officials against the gathering. Reports from Peping, Nanking and Hsinking, capital of Manchoukuo, Indicate the Japanese army has granted a "breathing spell" to China in th«Northern autonomy movement. 4 . Japanese officials, it was believed MI £' high quarters in Pieping, have agreed to relax pressure on the new political council of Hppeh and Chahar provinces in order to give it a chance to live up to its promises of co-operation. Down So Feet on Fitzwater Test Drillers Expect to Pick Up First Oil Showing Last of Week Drillers at the FiUwater oil test on the Din-win and Moore acreage block. 10 niile.s south of Hope, were down below 1.000 feet Tuesday. The test is being made on the A. J. Laffi-rly land. 151} feel south of tlu> hole bored by F. W. Martin & Co. which was abandoned after much difficulty was encountered. At the present rate of progress operators .said they expeeted to reach a showing of oil .sand by the latter part of the week. Tho old Martin test .showed oil sand at a depth of a little over 2.000 feet. Mr. FiuwaUT. driller, brought in ihe dij.eovt.-5'v well iJi the Miller county fit-Id.

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