Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 5, 1939 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 5, 1939
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Hope Star 40—NUMBER 280 WEATHER Arkansas—Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday HOPE, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 1939* PRICE 5c COPY BOMBED BY POLES Another British Ship Torpedoed by German Submarine •-». m — • —^ . M * ' "-..""!_ ., „, „ _ _„,_ , ,,._ __,.— -- i . . ^^ Bosnia Sunk; But Crewof23Taken Of fbj^a Tanker Arkansas Girl Reported Safe After Loss of Liner Athenia THEY SAW THE SUB Passengers Reported U- Boat Fired Torpedo, Then Shelled Liner LIVERPOOL, En«.—(/TV—The Cunard Line announced Tuesday its steamer Bosniu had been sunk by a submarine. Her crew of 23 was rescued by a Norwegian tanker. Arkansas (Hrl Safe LITTLE nOCK—W')—The na'me of "L. Lucas" appeared Tuesday in the list of survivors of the Athcniu disaster landed at Grcenock,'Scotland, in- dciating the rescue of Miss Lucille Lucase of Clarksville, Ark., who was believed to have been aboard the torpedoed ship. Passengers Saw Submarine GALWAY, Ireland—yP)—The master of the stricken British liner Athemia, .sunk Sunday, said on his arrival here Tuesday that the ship was "hit by a torpedo which went through the galley nnd into the engineroom, causing a heavy loss of life. The captain, James Cook, brought here with 430 other survivors of the first submarine disaster of tch war, said that immorlit'tely after the torpedo was fired the submarine rose to the surface and shelled the Athenia. In Grecnock, Scotland, 600 survivors arrived shaken and weeping. One declared a German submarine fired two shells at the ship while the life-boats were being launched. Two hundred of those arriving af Grecnock 'w'J'Jf inju^e'd, ( No one could say definitely how many had been killed or drowned in the disaster. They Smiic-If It Kills 'Em BELLO HORIZONTE, Brazil—(fl')— A "smile" society has been organized here, its members bound to wear a smile in all public places, particularly when they encounter gloomy-looking persons. Cotton NEW YORK. —(/I')— October cotton openoci 7'uesday at 8.78 and closed at 8.75-76. Middling spot 9.25. European Capitals Are Only About Hour Apart By the Associated I'ress Here are the minutes and miles that separate Europe's capitals from raids by bombing planes, assuming an average .speed of 200 miles an hour: France to Berlin, two hours, 400 miles. Germany to London, 1:23; 275 miles. Germany to Paris, 1:06; 220 miles. England to Berlin, 2:45; 550 miles. Poland lo Berlin, 27; 80 miles. Germany's axis partner, Italy is 3V) miles and one hour and 42- minutcs from Paris. A French base in Corsica would be but 54 minutes and 180 miles from Rome, if it could be maintained in war- lime. President Signs Neutrality Order Proclamation Effective at Once — Commodity Price Advance WASHINGTON — f/P) — President Roosevelt signed Tuesday a proclamation of American neutrality in the European war. White House officials said it would go into effect as soon as Secretary of State Hull affixed his signature and the official seal. Convoy, Escorted by Planes, Is Best "Sub'^Protection Submarines Improved Since 1914, But So Are Defense Devices I'rices Move Up NKW YORK.-W—Large-scale buying swept into commodities and shares of corporations circulated to benefit from war demand as Wall Street markets resumed trading Tuesday for the first time since the declaration of European war. Rubber, cotton, sugar and cocoa were among the rapid gainers. Emmet Negro Is Held On Stabbing Charge PRESCOTT, Ark.—Hanson Williams, negro, of Emmet, was jailed here Sunday and charged will) assult with attempt to kill as the result of a fight in which he stabbed Willie Byrd, negro, in the back with an ice pick. The fracns occurred in the negro quarters at Emmet 'Sunday morning. Williams stabbed Byrd three times and the pick was broken off in Byrd's back, officers said. Inscrf. life exiit.-: as high as four miles above th surf:;ce "f the earth. GERMANY WEAKER She Hasn't the Dread- naughts of 1914 to Keep British Busy Third (if four Cation stories on America's position In the current crisis. By BRUCE CATTON ATEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—It was mostly the .submarine that got the United States into the last European war. Whether there will be unrestricted submarine warfare on neutral eorn'mcrcc in the new war is anybody's guess; if there is, everybody involved is likely to find that the picture is a good deal different than it was before. While the sub is a belter fighting machine than it was in 1917, methods of combatting it have improved, too. Experts in the Navy Department here believe that, if Germany seeks to put a submarine blockade around England today, the job will be a good deal tougher than it was the last time. The convoy system is the best method yet found to break up sub- narinc attacks on merchant shipping. The British will unquestionably established at one. And, it is suggested here that the convoy's effectiveness would be greatly increased by putting at least one aircraft-carrying cruiser in every con- c-scort. As a spotter of lurking submarines, the airplane would be of great value, subs thus spotted could be run down and sunk by destroyers, nad the convoy could proceed unhartried. German Fleet Not So Strong Another factor, as naval men here see it, is that Germany does not have the battle fleet it had before. In the World War, the German fleet accomplished little positively, but it did immobilize the greater part of the British fleet. Today a smaller porportion of Britain's navy will be needed to watch the German battle fleet. The rest can strengthen the convoy system, hunt down roving submarines or other commerce destroyers, and patrol shipping lanes. On the other side of the picture there is the fact that the submarine (Continued on Page Three) SERIAL STORY WORKING WIVES BY LOUISE HOLMES COPYRIGHT, ieao, cold, C//APTKR I toast is galling Marinn." "I'll be ;j few more minutes." "Okay. I'll en I it, ;md make some more for you." /(. \va.s tha agreeable voice of her husband, wafting into the bc'drnom on the pungent odor of freshly made coffee. Dan Ha rk n OR;; was always agreeable. Sometimes iVU'rinn was aggravated by his exceeding good /lature. Sometimes she longed to relp.Mso her vast load of uneasiness and discontent Ihrouflh the channels of a lusty quarrel. She stood before the mirror, carefully pulling u black felt hut over the. deep waves of her hair. The hat had come from Manning's French Room, it was the last word in exe.lu.sivo smart ness. .She folded the crisp veil back over (lie closr- fHting brim. Slowly she turned, critical eyes on her wide-shouldered, slim-hipped reflection. Her black dress, deceivingly .simple, a creation of imported material and clever designing, sec-mod to have been molded to her .slender figure. Turning, a perpendicular line! etched itself between her silken smooth brows. She definitely did | not look U2, but still— Thirty-two. She hated it cringed away from it, had acquired the perpendicular line in a vain effort to avoid it But 32 uvi-,- young; authorities on feminine allure agreed that a woman's jf<rst attractive years were h er g-) s Possibly, in the social n-vJJ, but not b. ..- istiiffiv.-Ki u -.rvii. In a business office a woman of 32 was beginning to be outdated. It v/as (Continued on Page Three) The rent it due loJay, Dan," Maria,, *,«/. "Here h Dan glared al her as /ie look the money. He said my shav." nothing. First Pictures From the War Germany's attacking power at sea is shown in this striking picture of German submarines in'formation Photo just received in New York from London where is was received from Germany just before outbreak of hostilities Such submarines arc believed to have torpedoed the Athenia.—Acme Teiephoto. ln u 'c chancellory ui Berlin, Ariolpli Hitler signs his refusal lo com fly with RiilKli demands,' tliat lie qui< I oland, thus plunging Europe into what may well be a general war.—Anne Radiotelephoto Site for Legion Hut to Be Asked Kyler and Thomas to Present Legal Description to City Council Legal title to a plot of ground at Fair Park will be asked of the city council Tuesday night by H. O. Kylcr, post commander and C. O. Thomas, chairman of the building committee of the Leslie Huddleston post of American legion. M.r. Kyer and Mr. Thomas, mcL-ting with the council August 15, explained details of the proposed building and asked premission lo construct the building north of the park lake and approximately 150 feet west of the Boy Scout Hut. At that meeting, Mayor W. S. Atkiny and the council expressed favor of such a building, but deferred actioji until a legal desrription was presented. If a deed to the property or longtime lease is granted Tuesday night, the legion post is expected to discuss plans for a financial campaign at its regular meeting Thursday night at 8 o'clock. The legion meets at Hope city hall. A Thought Sin is never at a stay; if we do not retreat from it, we shall advance in it; and the further on we go, the more we have to come back.—Barrow. Shown is Miss Jerry Jane Wynne of Dallas who was aboard the SS AUienia when torpedoed by a German submarine. She has notified hed parents she is safe—^A.<uue Teiephoto. Two Big Industrial Towns Fall Before Advancing Germans French Contact German Armies and Report Advance Into Reich's Territory COPENHAGEN, Denmark—(/P)_Berlin was bombecl iuesday night by a squadron of 30 Polish, planes, a Pol- I ish radio announcement said. * (No further details were learned for this dispatch, re- I ceived m Hope at 3:30 p. m. Tuesday.) FLEEING WARSAW BERLIN, Germany—(#•)—Germany Tuesday an- ' nounced the caputre of two rich Polish industrial cities, ' Katowice and Chorzow, near the Polish-German frontier in Silesia. Both towns, on the direct route to Krakow, Poland's ancient capital, had been virtually surrounded by previous attacks where the German border bluges into southwestern Poland, .but the final thrust against them had been delayed. The Germans said they feared the Poles would blow UD the mines and steel rolling mills which they said had beeri mined with explosives; but the Poles were said to have been surprised and fled without damaging valuable pro- ; perty. .-j The capture of the two towns gives Germany control ' 4 ™e highly lm P or tant Upper Silesian industrial region. • vTu the _ same tlme German authorities declared 10 British bombers were shot down Monday when they raided ' tne German fleet. ..•-•.• POLES FLEEING WARSAW " WARSAW, Poland— (7P)— Thousands of Poles and several hunderd foreigners, including moat of the Americans remaining: here, left the Polish capital Tuesday, teeing into the interior beyond the reach of the German armies and German planes. vrenuait , P if ™ -'Mf' 6 rep0 ^ that off icials of the government itself might leave within a few hours Anthony Drexel, Jr. United States ambassador, his family and most of his staff left during the day iu a motor caravan flying American flags Ti Ge r m 1 n Planes made two raids on Warsaw Tuesday. Ihe first raid ot the day came while reports were being received indicating that Polish defense lines were being shortened to stiffen the positions now held. DAD.e * FRENCH ADVANCE PARIS, Prance— (#)— The French government announced Tuesday French forces had mf<U TSS with front and had well as in areas of all Czechoslovakia L, F R ENCH MOVING UP nf ri trance - (/P) ~ France P ursued th e second day of military operations against Germany Tuesday with an official announcement that "movementas would develop normally for the entire land, ser and air forces." Germany replied with an aerial invasion which brought ail early-morning air-raid alarm to Paris Olou ^ Three U. S. Seaplanes Finally Reported Safe CIUSTOBAL, "Canal Zone - (&) _ Army authorities announced Tuesday that three United States Army planes previously reported missing over Costa Rica had been found with all personnel abord safe. • CRANIUM CRACKERS Noodle Nudgers. No. 1 This is the first of a new series puzzles designed to give your mathematical talents a workout. Each of these new Cranium Crackers will give you a problem in volving some principle of: arit- niclif, geometry or algebra. Some you can work in your head, others wil require pencil and paper. Sharpen the lead, and also your wits, and start in with this one: Mrs. Freeman and family live on a lakeside farm directly across the center of Round Lake from the town of Colton, Wis. It is 3Vi miles across the lake, which Mr. Freeman can make in his rowboat at the rate of six miles per hour. He can drive around the shore road iu his buggy at 10 miles per hour. When a doctor is needed in a hurry, which way should he go? Answers o« Page Two British Bomb Germans LONDON, Eng.-iVPj-Great Britain countered the sinking of the passenger liner Athenia—which she charged ti a German torpedo—by bombing two German battleships at the entrance of the Kiel canal in North Germany late Monday. A ministry of Information statement reported that the German ships, off Wilhelmshafen and at Brunsbuttel in Schleswig-Holstein, were damaged severly. It added that the British Royal Air Force units which carried out the operation suffered "some casualties" from aircraft attack and antiaircraft gunfire. It was the first report of actual fighting between British and German forces. Reuter, British news agency, quoted a German dispatch eaying that five British bombers carrying out the operation were brought down by German anti-aircraft batteries. Leaflets distributed earlier Monday by the Royal Air Force over Germany, were entitled "An appeal to iha German People" and urged "Fight for your freedoms-get rid of Hitler." These planes, said an announcement, carried out "extensive reconnaissance over northern and western Germany and were not engaged by any enemy aircraft. Messages to Germans King George sent messages to ths fleet, army and air force Monday (Continued on Page Tjbi-ee}

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