Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 23, 1939 · Page 1
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Bruce Catton Says: Salt Sea Spray, Sand, and Sunlight—It Costs 5c at Coney, $300 at Bailey's Another in U. S. tour scries by Bruce Catton NEW YORK—It is probably Die only place in America where a .stout gray- haired gninrlmothcr could put on a torn skirt and an old sweater, walk down the Mrcc barefooted, with her slip showing, eating an ear of eorn-on-thc-cob, without drawing a second plancc from anyone. . .—__ _— Q Warren, Texarkana Will Open Softball Playoff Wednesday Lion Oilers to Oppose .Muny of Prescott in Second Contest ONLY 2 GAMES HERE Balance of Inter-District Tournament Goes to Warren Winners of the Hope and ElDorado district goflball tournaments will meet in an inter-district play-off here Wednesday night to determine which teams will represent this section in the slale lournnmcnt at Litlle Rock. The winner and runner-up of this tournament will be eligible for Ihe state meet. The opening round finds Warren, winner of the ElDorado district, opposing East Funeral Home of Tcx- fukiinii, runner-up of the Hope district, in the first game at 8 o'clock. The second game at 9 p. in. will be fought between Murray Auto Service (cam of Pre.scott, winner of the Hope district, and Lion Oilers of ElDorado, runner-up of the ElDorado tournament. Officials Niuncd Softball Commissioner Earl Erion telephoned The Star from ElDorado Wednesday morning thai /our umpires would officiate, two from Hope and two from ElDorado. Head umpire is expected to be Ralph Cornelius of Hope, assisted by Raymond Urban of Hope. Names of the two ElDorado umpires were not announced. Mr. Erion said Warren had iui exceptionally fast ball club, featuring Ed and Lester Carey, twin pitchers. Elmo Chancy and Zebe Perry, former Ouachita college stars, also arc members of the Warren team which is managed by G. C. Morgan. The ElDorado team has "Windmill" Moore and Frank Moscly for pitchers, us well as several former college and University .stars as team mates. Fergerson and Robinson compose the PrescoU pitching staff. East Funeral Home has Campbell and Hare. All of the pitchers except those from Warren have been seen in action here this season. Only 2 Gnmcs Here Hope fans will have their last opportunity to sec these teams in action action this season as the tournament site will be moved to Warren for two games next Saturday night. If other games arc necessary to determine the winner and runner-up, they be played at Warren next week, Softball Commissioner Erion announced. The admission for Wednesday night's games will be 10 and 25 cents. Tuture Farmers' Meet Wednesday 12th Annual State Convention Meeting at Camp Couchdale According to information received by W. Chambers, vocational agriculture institute, from Fred A. Smith, .slate director for vocational education, the tcwcllh annual state conven lion <)£ the Arkansas Association of future Farmers of America will meet at Hot Springs Camp Couchdale, Aug.- 2:i-25. Mr. Smith requests that all teachers of vocational agriculture, local chapter F.F.A. delegates, and candidates for the Arkansas Fanner Degree be present on time and remain throughout the period of the convention. The Lancburg (Central) F. F. A. chapter will be rcpresctned by Gerald Reycnzii and Wcldon Smith as official delegates to exercise the voting .strength of the local chapter. While these two delegates are attending the .slate convention they will take examinations for the Arkansas Farmers' Degree winch is the highest honor the .state can confer on an F. F. A. member. Since this is the first attempt of ever made by a member of the Laneburg chapter of Future Farmers of America for such degree there is very much interest, in thier success. Their applications for the degree have been stnl to the stale department of education and have already been graded under the supervision of the state Director of Vocational Agriculture, Fred A. Smith. Others making the trip with Laneburg (Central) F. F. A. members, included delegates from the Hope chapter and their adviser, Mr. R. E. Jackson, vocational agriculture instructor in the Hope High School. The convention opened officially al noon Wednesday. August 23 and will close at noon Friday. Coney Island is democracy with iU shirt off. It is rowdy and untidy and incurably lowbrow. You ran find all races and colors ill Coney—and, on its Incredibly congested sands, all shapes as well, from the sublime to the ridiculous. It boasts of a dozen bath houses, 10 roller coasters, the world's biggest fen-is wheel and n average summer-Sunday consumption of. some- tiling like 800,000 hot dogs. On a holiday, like July 4 it, draws more than a million visitors. Habit and Curiosity All of which merely stoics its rough outlnes. Basically, Coney is two and one-half miles of beach, fresh air, and sunlight. Some of its visucrs come ;ust because they have the habit, and some of them the out-of-towners—come because they have heard about Coney till their lives and want to take one look at the place before they die. But most of Coney's visitors — who, for this year, are going to total close to 70,000,000 people—come because it is the only place they know of where they can buy sunlight, fresh air, and a little coolness for u nickel. And, if the can't buy those tilings for a nickel, they have to do without them. So much for Coney, Come along /io\v to another American bathing beach a couple of hundred miles nmay —Bailey's Beach, at Newport, R. I. You won't find a greater contrast in America. Bailey's Beach is the exclusive private beach of the Newport summer colony. It is » strip of sand perhaps 100 yards wide and half a mile long, nicely fenced in, and buttressed on its landward side by a neat two-story brick administration building, a row of cab- aras, a bar, a restaurant, ami a dance pavilion. You join this club—its official name, by the way, is the Spoutink Rock Beach Association—by invitation, and you pay ?;i(K) for three shares of stock. In addition, if you want a cabara, you pay $750 more. There are, o£ course, annual dues besides. On a weekend in July or Augu-t or during that great gathering known as Tennis Week, the place will get a good-sized crowd—as many as 500 people, sometimes. Fundamentally, both of these beaches (Bailey's and Coney) sell the same wares—water, sand, fresh ,ia'ir, and sunlight. In a sense, they sell sonic- thing else, too; at Bailey's a .sense of belonging to the top flight—at Coney, n sense of being an inextricable part of ~n 'singuarly tolerant, casual; non- class-conscious proletariat. Bailey's Gives Priviicy Bailey's adds privacy, which Coney can't provide. If you can get a 10 by 10 piece of sand for yourself and your family al Coney, you can count yourself lucky. Photographers aren't likely to bother you at cither place. They're rigidly barred at Bailey's. The experiment of letting them in was tried one Sunday this summer, but the boys insisted on photographing people who didn't especially want to be photographed, and the experiment is off. And the only tiling photographers do at Coney is fly overhead in a plane once in a while to get an air view of halt million bathers at once. As I say, it's quite a contrast. It isn't brought up here to arouse class fleeing or to point of moral. America is a free country, and each of these beaches gives full satisfaction to its patrons. But anyone who is interested in politics ought to take a look al both places. They represent two extreVn'es in American life. The politician has to take both extremes into consideration. Which group is he going to try to placate? I wouldn't know how to advise him .... except to remark thai when everything else has been considered, there are just naturally an awlful lot more Coney Islanders than Bailey': Beachers. 9 CRANIUM CRACKERS Complete these five wetl known proverbs by supplying the last pharse. Then see if you caji name the author of each. 1. Fools rush in U. Where ignorance is bliss . . li. There are more ways of killing a cat. . . . 4. The bigger they come , . . 5. Accidents will occur . . . Answers on Pagu Two Errors Corrected in Fair Catalog Public's Attention Called to Changes in County Fair Book The J93D Catalog of premiums and awards of the Hempstead County Fair Association is now ready for distribution. Any one who is interested may obtain one from the County Agent or the Extension Office. Due to haste in getting out the catalog and failure to proof read it thoroughly there are a few mistakes that should be called to the attention of the public. In the advertising on page 12 the Hope Brick Works advertised 1500 bushels of oats at $1.50 This should have been 1500 bushels al 50c a bushel. On page 9 the Superintcndanl of the Dairy Cattle Department is shown as Herman Guy. This should be Herman Stoy. in the Poultry Show Department or page 16, lot No. 3 was omitted. Lot No. 3 provides jrjzes for Rhode Island Reds as is offered other lots. Also classes 5 and 6 oC all lots of poultry should read $1.00 for first prize, and ribbons for second and third prizes. On page 30-31-32- the Junior Department includes exhibits by F. F, A. members as well as Four H Club members.. Hope Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 269 WEATHER Arkansas Generally fair Wednesday niyht and Thursday jjOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23.1939 PRICE 5c COPY ULTIMATUM TO POLES FRANCE MOBILIZING Build Snow Cruiser for the South Pole Radio Antenna . and Mast Chart and Control Room . Welding Generator Fuel T. ' i%^'"' ";^^v,- , .- from time to ttme for further observation. cnusee mates it virtual^ » traveling »u- By WILLIS THORNTON NEA Service Staff Writer CHICAGO—W)—Lumbering ponderously over the roads from Chicago to Boston will go, aboul Oct. 1, as strange a vcchilc as ever seen on land or sea. This "snow cruiser" or polar pull- man, is being constructed for the Byrd Anlartic expedition which sets out for the south polar region, with government backing, in mid-October. Never before h»s man conceived or dared try to build a vehicle which, like this one, will travel on its own power over most of an Antartic area as big as all the United States plus Mexico, carrying' four men, provi-j sions for them foi a year, and an air- piano with its supplies. H i.s virtually a portable airfield. The snow cruiser i.s being built al the Pullman plant here as "The Ant- art ic Snow-Cruiser Project of the Research Foundation __ of Armour Insti- T. C _. lute of Technology." It will cost about. $15(1.01)0, complete with scientific cpuip- rnerrf. Its crew of four, one of whom will he Dr. F. Alton Wade, expects to t'H))i|> three months on Die South Pole. Will Cross Crevasses Driving of .such a vehicle from Chicago (o Boston is itself nuite a job. The The Bureau of Public Roads had to be called on to work oil. a route which ~ °" ~' —•- ' would accomodate this juggarnaut M™?^;,.^ 0 ;^ £ «\ * : ™ with ils 55 feet of length, its enormous ' ""' —""••—" rubber-tired wheels on 15-font cntlrs All the experience of his former trips to the polar regions with Admiral Byrd is being incorporated into the snow cruiser by Dr. Thomas C. Paul- tor, designer. The .south polar region i.s .smooth, and docs not break up into fines like that area surrounding the North Pole. Nevertheless, the cruiser is designed to cross ice crevasses 15 feet wide Takes Gijuil Tires; Gargantuan tires for the machine are now being completed by Goodyear at Akron. The cruiser will carry Double-Deck Bunki Engine Cooling System Machin* Shop Living and Sleeping Quarters Welding Generator, Hyu.,. u Jic Pumps Hoist, All Under Catwalk o- Courtesy, Research Foundation, Armour Institute o/ Technology Columbus Schools Open September 18 Faculty for 1939-40 Term Announced by Principal Bristow Columbus High School will liegin — a m it w;i)s announced Wednesday by Hugh Bristow, principal. All students are urged to report, for classification. Grammar school students will ho given their free lexl books on lhi.s d;iy, Mr. Bristow sain". The faculty for the 1939-40 tenn will Grjirle teachers—Mrs. Clyde 1 Reed, Mrs. Parker Rogers and Miss Dorothy Stophs. High School—Miss Kathaleen Downs Forney G. Holt and Hugh Bristow. (Continued on Page Three) Jupiter rotates faster than any other A planet, the length of its day being less than ten hours. Donkey Baseball Thursday, Friday Band Auxiliary Sponsors Event—High School Band to Play Two donkey ba.sclwll g;m?es. sponsored by the Hopo Band Auxiliary, will bo played at Fair Park Thursday and Friday nights a I which time the Hope High School band will present a 30-minule concert. A spokosmnn for the Band Auxiliary said Mayor W. S. Atkins would make a short talk and pilch the first lyll Thursday night. Leo Kobins will br master of ceremonies. Teams Thursday night will be composed of business and professional men of Hope. On Friday night, Speedy Hutson will act as master of ceremonies when a game will be played between Brunei'- (Continued on Page Three) Cobb Drives Six Miles a Minute Englishman Sets Official New World Record of 3(58.85 MPH KOONKV1LLE SALT FLATS, Utah --I/TV- A new world lana speed record of 31)8.85 miles per hour—better than six miles a minute—WHS sel Wednesday by John R. Cobb, London fur broker, m his 21-cylinder ''Railton Red Cnhli, who shot his car on the first lap ;i( :;7n.7.i mph, struck an average nn ihe 1 iwn runs over a measured mile far above the previous record of 357.5 mpli liL'lef by Captain George Eyston, ii'jlhcr Englishman. Mamipsium sulphate, which gives a bitter taste to salt, also gives us Epsom s;ilts, long valued for their Vn'edicinal properties. Whitesides Visit Hope and Nashville Secretary to Sen. Caraway, and Mrs. Whiteside, Back From Hawaii Garretl Whileside, secretary to Uniled States Senator Hattie W. Caraway, and Mrs. Whiteside are here for a few days visiting relatives and friends in Hope and Nashville on their way back to Washington, D, C., from a vacation trip to Hawaii. Nashville is Mr. Whitside's old home. Tuesday night Mr. Whiteside was honored guest on an annual fishing trip tendered him at Grassy Lake by a group of soulhwest Arkansas friends Included in the party were the following Hempstead county men: Bob Gosnell, Lloyd Spencer, Jim Wilson, Charles Wilson, Dr. Don Smith Frank Trimble, George Wiley and his two sons, W. K. Lemly, and W. E Brashier of Eastland, Texas, son-in- law of Dr. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Whiteside and Senator Caraway made a tour of the West several weeks ago and sailed for Hawaii. They were accompanied by Miss Emma Riley of Little Rock. Sen ator Caraway left the party on their return to San Francisco and went direct to Washington. Milburn Wins Free Trip to Kansas City C. R. Milburn, agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., has won a free trip to Kansas City by virtue of the fact thai he has placed over $75,000 word) of combined ordinary business since January 1 of this year. Mr. Milburn will leave Hope September 20. He plans to spend a few days -with his brother, Major B. L. Milburn at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. __ Sir Edwin Chadwick and Sir John Simon, both Englishmen, are regarded as the founders of modern public health practices. Cott on NEW ORLEANS.—(^/—October cotton opened Wednesday at 8.84 and closed al 8-71-72. Spot cotlon closed steady l(j points lower, iiiiddlina B.7G. How the snow cruiser wUI cross ice chasms. U is so built that its projecting nose will overhang any crevasse it is likely to meet. It is driven up to the edge ujiUl the front wheels teach the -- The front whetls are retracted up into (he body by means of hydraulic machinery inside the cruiser. This lowers DID nose of the vehicle until it rests flush on the ice on the far side. Then the rear wheels push it forward, until— The fiont wheels now being above the far edge of the ice surface, the rear wheels are retracted, setting the rear end flush on the ice. The front wheels are then extended again so that the front end rests normally on its wheels-— Wuereupon the front wheels pull the; whole thins across. Once the rear > wheels have cleared the farther edge of, '• the crevasse, they are «aln lowered. 1 ) and now the vehicle «t«Ji\ds on all font wheels " ' ..—r-^- Hitler Demanding a Part of Poland; English Stand Pat German Leader Says British Position "Makes NoDiffernce" W A R - LOST R E GIO N Wants Old. German Area Returned—Roosevelt Hurries Home PARIS, Prance—OP) — France Wednesday night ordered partial mobilization after an emergency meeting of the National Defense Council, bringing the French army to upwards of 1 1-2 million men under arms BERLIN, Germany—{#»)— DNB, the official German news agency- reported Wednesday Polish cannon fired at two German civilian transport planes. Neither, was hit. BERLIN, 'GenftimyV—(ffV—Reliable" sources declared Wednesday afternoon that Adolf Hitler told Sir Nevile Henderson, British ambassador, that Germany could not modify her demands or vital rights because of the British guaranty to Poland. These demands and "vital rights," it is understood, were: 1. Uncondition return of Danzig to the Reich. 2. Return at sections of Poland which once were German. 3. Ee-arrangement of Polish-German relations much along the lines of the German protectorate over Bohemia and Moravia. According to advices that are considered reliable, Hitler is determined to settle the dispute in one of two ways—either Poland yields peacefully, or she fights, in which case Germany will see to it that a new partition of Poland occurs. . ' British and French Ready By the Associated Press Britain and France made ready Wednesday for a quick conversion to a war footing. Effective Wednesday night, Britain's air raid precautions were to be virtually on a war basis. In Parity ranking army, navy and air chiefs met with Premier Daladier. Avenues of travel out of Germany were jammed with foreginers. F. O. R. Hurries Home ABOARD U. S. S. LAND at sea— (fP) —Gravely concerned over the European crisis, President Roosevelt abandoned plans Wednesday for a Gulf stream fishing trip and ordered the cruiser Tuscaloosa and Lang to speed for Sandy Hook, N. J. The Tuscaloosa, carrying the president ,is expected to arrive Thursday morning. He is to board a special train, arriving at Washington Thursday noon. He was silent on the steps, if any, lie planned to take. German Uutimatuiu SALZBURG, Germany. — (IP) — The British ambassador, Sir Nevile Henderson, came here by plane Wednesday and motored to (lie Obersalzberg retreat to see Adolf Hitler. London reported he was sent to deliver a declaration that Britain's guarantee to Poland remains unchanged by the projected German-Soviet Russian non-aggression pact— and that Britain is determined to aid Poland if necessary. It was officially disclosed that Henderson had been instructed to say that his government is "determined to resist to the uttermost" any resort to force by Germany which Poland considered a threat to her independence and chose to resist. In Berlin well informed sources said Hitler had sent British Prime Minister Chamberlain a detailed memorandum on Germany's uncompromising position, and was believed to have (Continued on Page Three) A Thought It is vain thought tq flee from the work that God appoints us, for the sake of finding a greater blessing, instead of seeking it where alone it is to be found—in loving obedience.—George Eliot.

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