Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 6, 1939 · Page 1
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Hope "^ "~ r "' r Wf '' im « fl <".l "'(ll't Star Thursday, September 7, ; wanner in nnrthunsl Wedveadtiy nnjhl. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDEY,SEPTEMBER 6,1939 PRICE 5c COPY ENTER SAAR BASIN Hope City Council Passes Traffic and Health Ordinances New Law Puts Time Limit On Parking In Downtown Area 2-HOUR LIMIT MADE Health Law Would Regulate Public Eating and Drinking Places Two of six ordinances passed by Hit: Hope city co'.mcil in a length .session Tuesday night an. 1 designed In le- gulatc traffic will) a lime limit for parking in a restricted area of Hope. anfl regulates public eating and drinking places. Tbe traffic oidinancc. with hmtr time limit for parking, covers this nrea; Beginning at the center ol -the in- lersection uf Hit 1 crossing nl Ihe Fi isco railroad with the Missoun Pacific railroad, which is the center of Pine .street 'Louisiana streeti and Division street; and run easterly along the center of the main line of tin; Missouri Pacific railroad right-of-way to the intersection of same with the west side of Ha /.el .street. Thence .south down the west side t Ha/.el .street to the inter. seel inn of the same with the .south side of East Third \ 'lencc the same with the ce\....i line of Vine street (South Louisiana strecli. Thence northerly along the center of Vine .street (North Louisiana street i to the point of beginning. The penalty upon conviction shall not exceed §100, the ordinance read. The council adopted a motion leasing a plot of ground from the Missouri Pneific railroad at S12 per year for parking purposes. This plot of gound is north of the Missouri Pacific tracks and south of the Hope city hall. It is between Kim slivel and the Frisco railroad. It was .said this plot of yround would accomodale. 45 to 50 automobiles. A railing is to be erected near Ihc railroad as a safely measure. The traffic ordinance, with the two- hour time limit, covers the hours of from 8 a. in. In (i p. m. The Second Ordianec The nrdiancc regulating public eating ,-ind drinking places in Hope covers such subjects as: Lighting anfl ventilation, floor, walls and ceilings, piepariug lable.s. cleanliness and equipment, garbage disposal, dressing rooms, linen, dishes, i silverware, cleaning and slei ilixalion, ' construction of utensils, storage of ill- : cnsils, general requirement.--, protection, cleaning and .storage, disposal of wastes, lavatories, health of food handlers, cleaning and dusling. health certificates, objcctiunabl connections. domestic animals and other subjects. lA'giou Mill (.round The council passed an ordinance deeding a plot of ground at Fair Park In (he Leslie fluddle.ston post, American legion. The legion has announced plans for construction of a combination legion lull and community center. T. ti. Cornelius is general chairman of the con.sti uclion project, with I'. (). Thomas as chairman of ih<_' building committee. Work is expected In gel underway in the near Inline. Tbe fourth ordinance passed by the council calls for the purchase of a steam lurbinc driven centrifugal boiler feed pump and accessories. Tin- new pump is capable of delivering IW.IMW pounds of ill) degrees water per hour. The purchase price of ibe pump accessories i.-, not to exceed 81.2IHI. Reduce Meal License 'Jlie fifth ordinance- reduces annual meal license fee from lo $.'15. The council acted after presentation of a petition .signed ... a majority of meat handlers of Hope. 'I lie pelition asked for reduction of fce.s. Tbe annual 5-niill lax ordiance was passeil on taxable property in Hope. HIP funds lo go to the general fund to defray the general and oidmaiy Army and National Guard Force 4OO,OOO Ready for Any Emergency in the U S. A. This war finds thp TJ. S. Army with more men available, mechanized units replacing- cavalry, Improved weapons—and even better chow. (Continued on Page Fuiu) CRANIUM CRACKERS , , Colorful Wires Nodlc .N'u'lgcis, No. -. oe - sulation covering on the wires, Combinations of not more than two colors arc used on each wire. The colors used are blue, orange, green. brown, slate, and white. Jlow majiy distinctive* wires may be privuded from these colors. be privuded from these colors. and what would lie the colors u.i- cd hi the in;:ulation un each wire? Ajiswvi's un Puge Tv-o U. S. Prices Soar in Staple Marts Hi.u'1) - Cradc .Securities Sold to Cot Funds for .Speculation NKW OHK- -t/'I'i-—Prices shot upward m Ibe nation's stock and raw staple markets Tuesday. Speculative commodities such as grains, rubber, wool, and hidex, went kiting in a manner sur- pa.-smg anything seen on any day in ihf World war years or ill Ibe price boom wbe nthe dollar was taken off the gold standard in the spring of The ; lock market jumped $1 to more than $l. r ) a share, in tbe 'most violent bulge of prices since March 15, IllXi when they snapped back spectacularly alter tbe banking holiday. There was a rush to sell high grade bonds and other conservative investments lo raise cash lor "war" speculation. United Stales Treasury bonds, in Ibe heaviest trading ever seen in the heaviest trading ever .seen in Ihn Stock Kxrhange, surpassing even the post-war trading flurries in Liberties, again sagged, although .still holding -.veil above par. Tbe Associated Tress daily pric'j index of a,") basic conmiodilics hurl the upi ccedentcd rise of 3.31 points to I'll ill per cent of the liliiti average level. Ihe highest in 17 months. Three weeks ago it was the lowest in five years. Some Wall ,Slreclors expressed cou- i-ern over the fervor of the buying, les til bring federal intervention to .stabilize prices. Wall Street was thronged with excited nad smiling faces, in contrast with its lackadaisical atmosphere of many months. Brokers' customers rooms were filled, reminiscent of H)2 ( .t. Si-vcia! of tin., com'.nodity markets, whore options for future- deliveries v.-a.i tiaded. have rules governing maximum fluctuations pcrmiltcd in any one day. and in several of them, (lading all but ceased after prices reached the limit. This wa.-, li ue in wheat and corn at Chicago, 1.1 p five and four cents a (Continued on Page FOOT) A Thought Fur wrath killeth Ibe foolish man and envy slayetb Ibe silly one. U. S. Establishing Patrol of Coast Patrol Will Keep Tabs un Ships of All Belligerents Here WASHINGTON •-(/!';--Upon instructions from President Roosevelt a patrol of navy and coast guard vessels and airplanes is being established lo spot vessels of belligerents off Ibe American coa.st. Stephen Kariy, presidential secretary, announced Wednesday that the step was taken as a precautionary measure and for informational purposes only. Body of Branham Taken From Lake Diver Still Hunts for Rody of Manning, Drowned With Him HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—i/IV-The body of ,W. D. Branham, 40. Little Rock business manager of the Arkansas Democrat, was recovered froi^ Lake Hamilton at II a in. Wednesday by Captain N. A. Danese. 7li. New Oilcans diver. Uranium and 11. Grady Manning, 4V, Little Hock, hotel chain executive, were drowned Monday when they and t/ieir wives were thrown Budget Is Raised By Band Auxiliary $I.J 66,40 Necessary for Operations During Year of 1939-40 Regular Army in 1914 Had 90,000 Has 193,000 Today Only 6,000 Officers Available Then — Now There Are 100,000 ROTC COUNTED ON CMTC and the CCC Lists Would Furnish Additional Men Last of four Catton stories on America's position in the current crisis, By BRUCE CATTON NEA Service Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — If America was psychologically unprepared for war in 1914, she was even less prepared in H military sense. Her army was first rale, as far us it went—but it just didn't go very far. It had 90,000 officers and men; expanding it to « force of 4,00,000 was a job that had to be started from scratch. More than a year clasped before the army cou)d really begin to make its presence felt on the western ' front. No contrast between 1914-1917 and 1939 is, more striking than tbe contrast in America's then-and-now de- greoifuf mUitarJ prepareufies*,. To be sure, the army of 193!) can not assemble a second AEF on a fortnight's notice. Gen. George Marshall chief of stall, says he will need 'great rapidity of action," and points out that the army is still using a rifle nearly -® Early German Successes May Not Be Vital on Polish Front 35 years panding old. But it into a the task of ex- large, ready-to- fight unit will be much more simple than it was in 1917. Today's Machine Has 193,000 Men The United States army of today approximately 13,000 officers and 180,enlisted men. In there are some tbe National Guard 200,000 men, who Manning's boat. The wives were rescued. Flans were made to turn the body over to a Little Hock undertaker. The search for Manning's body continued, Public Concert Friday at Guernsey High School A public concert will he held Friday night at Guernsey High School auditorium, beginning ;,. S o'clock. Tins is Ihc closing program of a singing school which has been in progress at Guernsey the past two weeks. Quartets are expected from Texai- kana. DeQuecn, Picscutt. and two Iroiii Uc.rue. Orlniii brothers and the Hope quartet. Tbe public is invited. The budget committee of Ibe Hope Band Auxiliary presented its report for the year beginning Oct. 1, 1939, at Ihe regular meeting of Ihe club Tuesday afternoon at tbe high school The report is a s follows: Uniforms — II was decided (<i purchase. 58 dress cords for the present uniforms at a cost not to oxceed 80 cents each, 'llie purchase of new uniforms was to be deferred until a time when they will be needed in the spring, but an appropriation was made for li new uniforms, cost not to exceed $2!i each. Total for uniforms 5l!l(i..|(l. Instruments - A set of tympam (ket- lle-drumsi will be purchased, cost not. to exceed $300. Music — In order to take care of new students in the high school, a second band is in process of being formed. This will make ncccssray some additional music of the other two bands (High School 1st band and Ihe Oglesby band), $151) w;us appropriated. Trips — The state contest trip in the spring v.'as estimated at ?i!7f) l'"or all other (rips, including football games away from home, clinic:., etc. the amount of $151) was set aside. Total -5-125. Awards- $20 i.s allowed for ihe purchase of band letters. Band <(ip[ijies' :in<! Equipment -There are several needed items covered by this appropriation. A tunning bar is needed, also more large music fe/lios since the old ones arc worn out. New small folios are needed to protect paper, mending tape', a paper cutter, a small printing set. and i ther things, amount $75. The total amount of the budget as set. up for liW.I-40 is $U(it').40. Last years' budget was ?8!);i. The report was signed by Mrs. Leon Hundy. Mrs. D. L, Bush. Mrs. E. P. Young, Mm. li. O. Kylcr, Mis. C. Cook. Miss Berl Henry, Thomas Cannon, director. may riot be ready for front-line fighting but who are infinitely better prepared than was the Guard of 1917. A force of nearly 40,000 men, thus, can be called together on short notice. More important, however, is the officer situation. In 1917 (be army had 6000 trained officers— and needed 180,000. The National Guard had only enough for its own troops. The rest had to be dug up somewhere, sent to officers' training camps for a hurried course of sprouts and then assigned to raw troops whose training they bad to share. Today the situation is entirely different. There are 100,00 reserve officers, who need only a little 'polishing" before they are ready to step into posts of command. Tbe ROTC in American miiversil- ies is training 162,000 students, most of "whom can be immediately turned into non-coms and some of whom can be commissioned at once, The Citizen Military Training Camps can furnish 35.000 men, of whom about 10.000 are believed ready for commissions. Pans | nbJi.she lur bee,gurs. a special newspaper NL'W oj icned at S.S9. Cotton VORK-~l.4-'i—October Wednesday ;il 8.111 aial Spot middling y.49. colton closed This map illustrates George Fielding Eliot's analysis of the war strategy By GEORGE FIELDING ELIOT NEA Service Staff Writer on Military Affairs LO'NDG'N, Eng.—However stoutly the British and French support the Poles in the present warfare, it will take time for such aid to become effective. The Germans hope, therefore, to'i) . _J put Poland completely out before tbe western powers can give much aid, and then attempt to negotiate peace with the Poles on the basis of the accomplished fact of Poland's destruction. In this situation, the Polish object is to remain a" going' concprn until western help begins to- be felt by the Germans. For this purpose, the Poles must keep their army as intact as possible. They must, not take undue risks with their rather limited force of fully equipped troops. They must take no chance of having a large part of this undoubtedly fine army cut off in such isolated positions as the Corridor. The Polish defensive plan has, of course, been carefully made in advance. II does not include any de- War Department officials say thai sperate attempt to hold the Corridor itself, for this would risk pinching off many troops between German Pomerania and East Prussia. Instead of this, the Poles intend to leave only a few rear guards in tbe Corridor area. The yhave mined every road and railway bridge in the Corridor area. They have min- doubtedly fall back to prepared positions farther in the rear. This retreating action, however, has the disadvantage of enabling the Germans to annuonce early success, which their propaganda department will greatly magnify. These early announcements, such as are now coming through, should not be given undue significance. Chief German Drive Aimed At Southwest Germany's main ;md most dangerous attack i.s a drive against the southwestern are aof Poland, with Katowice tbe first objective and Cracow Ihe subsequent nbjectivc. The fronlal attack form Bre.slau toward Katowice appear to be taking place on the basis of early reports. This will probably be supporter! by aji attack of two columns from Slovakia. Practice Game to Be Played Friday No Admission Will Be Charged—New Rules to Be Explained Coach Foy Hamons announced Wednesday would of the that a practice football game be played under the lights high school stadium Friday night, beginning at 8 o'clock, The public is invited, and there will be no charges. The game will be played between members of the high school squad. A few minutes preceding the game, Coach Hammons will explain new rules of the game and will introduce members of the 1939 squad. The Bobcats have been practicing twice daily holding both morning and afternoon work, in an effort to round into the best possible shape foi the Hope-Haynesvill game here the night of September 15. The tram was put through a stiff scrimmage session Tuesday afternoon and more rough work is schedule: for Wednesday, a volunteer army can be put together very rapidly. For one thing, they remark. tbe country has 10,000.000 unemployed men; would not a vast number of enlistments come from that group? For another thing. i( is believed that the 2.500.000 men who have passed Ihrougb the CCC camps would respond in large number. And while these men have not received military training, they HIT user! to discipiline and to routine camp life, and could be turner! into excellent soldiers very quickly. Blue I'rints arc Koary Assuming that Congress votes a draft, law. there will be much less delay in putting it into effect than thorp was 22 years ago. The blueprints are all drawn up. The moment tbe law is passed, the War Department will be ready to act. Even Ibe forms from which the registration cards would be printed are at band. As to ecpiipmenl: tbe army i.s ready to outfit 4.000,00 men overnight. but it is reasonably close to being ready. Fair stocks of clothing are on hand. The new Garand semiautomatic rifle is not yet being produced in quantity, but until it did get into mass production, there is an ample supply of World War Sprin- fields available. The same goes for artillery; the army has a eood number of wartime 75's and although its newest field pieces are rated considerably superior to those Jamous gun.'.. Ibe 75 is still ranked as a good, usnable field piece. In the air, the army is well equipped. roughly it has somewhat better than 2000 first-line planes ready to directed responctively on Katowice and Craco The German object in these- drives i.s I retain Ihe mining ynd industrial regio of Upper Silesia, which was lost to Germay in the last war. Eventually the Germins will sei/.o (be Galician oil fields. Tbe advance toward Cracow mighl. if successful, develop mto a further attack on the new Polish industrial triangle south of Warsaw. In all Ibis southwestern region. Polish rcstaiicc may be expected to be stronger lhan in the oV-Hise of (he Corridor. Katowice is in the beait of a congested mdustiial region, and it may be difficult to defen because of the character of this district and Us nearness to (lie frontier. The development of a German offensive against D/ia'ldowa on the .southern frontier of East Prussia, only about 80 miles fro mWarsaw, mark the initation of a German at- not.| toni))t to rush a highly mobile force wiht a spearhead of inechani/ed troops, toward Wai saw. Air bombing* of many Polish elites. including the capital, appear on tin- basis of early press reports lo have been confined to military objectives, as tbe Germans claim. Great injury to Polish comunications and industrial resources may thin, be inflicted, but on the whole Poland does not present nuiny attractive tragets for bombers. Poland will therefore not be defeated until hEer army is decisively beaten and to a large- exlen destroyed — which will be difficult, indeed, in a country .-DI up by injod.s ,-iiul lakes, devoid of good roads, and defended Alabama Approves State Stock Law All Counties Affected Unless They Vote Selves Out of It First Advance on Western Front Is Reported in Paris British Beat Off German Air Raid Before Bombs Are Dropped GERMAN~SHIP SUNK Plight of Warsaw, Polish Capital, Steadily More Desperate BULLETINS PARIS, France — (fP) — French General Staff announced Wednesday its armies were progressing beyond the frontier into Germany PARIS, France— (IP)— Strasbourg, capital of Alsace which France won from Germany in the last war, was reported Wednesday night to have been emptied completely of civilians before an artillery duel started between the French and German southern and northern flanks of the Western 'front forces. BERLIN, Germany — (/F) — The German liner Bremen, whose whereabouts have been a mystery since she sailed from New York last Wednesday, was reported Wednesday night to have arrived safely hi an unidentified neutral port, safe from British warships. PARIS, France — (IP) - Reports reaching here Wednesday from Basel, Switzerland, said flames could be seen which Swiss observers believed came from an explosion at the great German Zeppelin factory at Frledrichshafen. PARIS Prance — (#>)-— The • French army Wednesday night was reported to have advanced the German frontier into the rich Saarland, once the backbone of German industrial life. A brief army communique of "local advances" on the Maginot line skirting the frontier was interpreted by military observers to mean that German territory had been penetrated. Previovis advices indicated the French were concentrating Western front operations on the German northern flabk which protects tha Saar basin barely behind the German, frontier. It also was reported here that successful air raids had been carried out oa Eschweiler and Stolberg, war supply centers near the German-Belgian frontier. Warsaw Digs in BUDAPEST, Hungary — W) — The Polish radio appealed late Wednesday to all citizens to report to the nearest police station with spades to dig trenches around Warsaw. The broadcast said all mail-power was needed. (Continued on Page Four) MONTGOMERY. Ala.-i/Pi—The Alabama legislature Tuesday enacted bills establishing a .statewide stock law and permitting aged .supreme court justices to retire to a supernumerary stains at 54.000 annually. Adminis- tralionists predicted Gov. Frank M, Dixon would sign both bills. The senate passed the stock law bill, 22-S, after writing m amendments which will wi.'Miold its fefcctivencss until March I. 1911. and allow exist- I ing skieklaw precincl.s to continue on j this basis when a county votes under : the. new law. so far as cattle £iro conj cerned. | Fem-nuj in of all hogs, goats and • sheep will be mandatory throughout , ibe .state, and » conniy mini vote it; self fiom under provisions of the law if it chooses In let cattle range at large. Livestock must Ix- kept off highways, and no owner can eJaim ; damages for an animal killed by a vehicle, unless the driver "wantonly may j and maliciously" struck it. Under the Supreme Court, retirement bill, justices must be at ieast Tit years of age and have 15 years service. Supcrmfmei-ary terms will be for 1.' years. It pa.ssx-d the house. 43 - 4!> Quick >enati Warsaw Apparently Doomed WARSAW, Poland —(ffj-, The sit. nation here steadily grew more ominous Wednesday with the expectation in some quarters that German troops pressing from the north would arrive by nightfall. The Poles plan to defend Warsaw beyond the city limits to the best of their ability, with a bitter battle generally expected. While the Nazi troops were approaching ever closer they apparently had not reached the river Bugm 25 miles north. No retreating soldiers have yet been seen here. A communique said motouzed enemy units had reached a point 3i j;;j!e3 north of here. (Continued on Page Four) concurrence was given a bouse amendment cutting the retirement pay from 55.000 lo 54.000 The bouse gave immediate conourmiec to senate changes in the stock law bill. Liberty Hill Singing Liberty Hill community, five miles south of Hope on Highway 29. will bold a community singign Sundav night. September 17. The public is" invited and several quartets have promised to attend. Fugles have been known to live more than 100 years. England Beats Off LONDON, Ejig.—i/P.i—The information Ministry announced Wednesday afternoon thai British anti-aircraft batteries and fighting planes Laii repulsed enemy bombers which attempted to raid the east coast of England early in tfte day. Along the coast batteries epei ed up with a terrific din. Puffs of smoke, filled ihc sky. Squadrons of fighters went, aloft, and the sound of Jnaehiuu- gun fire could Ix' beard. Tbe ministry announced llvd the bombers in their first attc-'mya oil Britain had been driven off belurc any bombs were dropped. No combats were seen from the ground. Poles Near tml BERLIN, Germany—(.-Pi—Capture by the German army of Krankow. often spoken of by the Poles as "Poland's heart," was officially announced Wednesday. Krakow is IIM) jiiilea southwest of Warsaw and about 60 miles (Continued on Page Four)

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