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Hope Star WKATHER Arkansas—fair Satm-dag nig hi and Sunday HOPE. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,1939 -=- . _-___._„.., _~ ' -"•^••"-"^) MJY j. U ixi-jfi i, oarjmvmaK yj, last) PRICE 5c COPY POLAND IS NEARLY CRUSHED City Makes Offer to Buy Local Gas Distributing Line McFaddin and Johnson Ask Ark,-La. Co, to Name a Price HIGH INTEREST HIT Company Seeking to Refund 12i/y Millions of Obligations IJTTl.K HOCK—(/I 1 /—The city «I Hope, iiitcrvcninR in the Arkansas Louisiana Gns Cuni|iiiiiy's effort to refund S12,fiQO,fl<]() of obligations, offered Friday to buy the company's Hope distribution system " and pay cash on the barrel head." , 10. F. McFaddin and b. C. Johnson, lawyers representing the city of Hope, laid the groundwork for negotiations toward the purchase by asking a company witness before (he state Utilities Commission to plucc a valuation on the properly. D. VV. Harri.s of Shtcveport, La., vice president and general manager of the Arkansas Natural Gas Corporation, parent company of the Arkansas Louisiana, said he didn't know the book value. The point was not pressed. Mr. McFaddin said after the first day's hearing on the refunding application that the city of Hope "has the money to pay cash" for the'system, can reduce rates 25 per cent and show an annual profit oC $30,000. The company seeks permission of the commission to refund 59,100,000 of four per cent bonds at nn average of 3.43 per cent and $3,500,000 of debentures bearing five per cent, Tl\c debentures represent loans from the Cities Service Company to the Arkansas Louisiana. Keep T.Jfc C.'ejir The Hope lawyers intervened, Mr. McFaddin said, "to be sure new bond issues or mortgages do not cloud the title (o tlio Hope system in the event the city buys the property." Frank K. Chowntng, cormpany lawyer, opposed aji attempt by Mr. M.C- Faddtn to have the commission include in its order on the case a provision "enpoifallS', protecting the rights of Hope." Mr. Chowning said a .small t.-ily should not be permitted to interfere with a transaction of that magnitude. "Wait until we get you in court," rclorfed Mr. McFaddin, "and we'll show you how small we arc." Tile city of Hope intervened in an-, other case involving the Arkansas Louisiana company in August w)je;i it supported an application by the Louisiana-Nevada Transit Company for authority to parallel the Arkansas Louisiana's lines at Hope nn'd Okay, Howard county. The Louisiana-Nevada's offer to sell K;LS to certain industries at these towns for 10 ecu Is per 1,000 cubic feet was met by the Arkansas Louisiana at Die Utilities Commission hearing. A riililig by the coin'mission in this case is expected September 15. niulock Critical Dr. Jf. \V. Blalock, commission member, questioned Mr. Harris concerning interest rates obtaining on (he market and the rate paid by the operating company to (he parent organization. "You have admitted this is the mast, inviting lime to refund bonds in .several years," Dr. Blalock said. "With tlii.s condition in effect, why should your parent company charge the operating company five and .six per cent? The open market on bonds is betler than that." Mr. Harris explained such debentures were not in demand on the market, and (he parent company probably was the only source of loans. "Have you heard Ihat the Arkansas Tower and Light Company sold $20000,000 ,,f il.s bonds recently for about three and one-half per cent?" asked ur. Blalock. "That's an operating company. The bonds to be rrfimded are callable at 101 '.i. At one lime recently ihc bonds were quoted at It*. CRANIUM CRACKERS Shopping: Problem It lakes Mrs. Muddle six minutes to walk the three blocks to the store. But after she has walked the first, block, she finds she has forgotten her shopping bag. She goes back to gel il and il lakes her two minutes to find it. Then she spends ,'J 1-2 time as long shopping as il usually takes her to walk to the store. She can only walk half as fast returning home loaded down with purchases. How long does it take Mrs. Muddle to go and return on this shopping trip? Solulitv! on Page TH o. Fleet-to-Fleet Battles May Be Scarce; British Blockade to Feature This War FINLAND NORWAY Control of interior Baltic vital to Germany os route for iron ore and other supplies from Sweden Secondary British blockade lino Bottle of Jutland fought hern in 1916. Killed German attempt to break British blockade in WoiW W 0 r Natural German defensive area to hold British outside Baltic British blockade close* Baltic German blockade BRITISH British air objectives r\ i^^ ™**ic^«IA» VWilhelmshafcn German air defense area; short flight from Nexi airfields Dover patrol J;-> JJELG.'> ' ' GERMANY^ flic Naval (hcnlcr for the European war. Patmos School to Open on Sept. 18 German Navy May Control Baltic But It Cairt Get Out Germans Not Nearly as Strong at Sea as They Were in 1914 Faculty and Asked to Meet Saturday, 'Sept. 16 The Palmes public school will open for the 1930-40 term on Monday, September 18, with the following personnel: Supt. E. A. Jameson. High School teachers—Miss Elise Kilpalrick, Science and social science. Mrs. E. R. Brown, English and social science; W. H. McMahcn, science and math. Grade School—Mrs. Owen Atkins, sixth grade, Miss Eva June Rider, fifth grade; Miss Ray Mayton, fourth grade ; Miss Nora Gordon, third grade; Miss Mary Micldlcbrooks, .second grade; Mrs. Vcra Reeves, first grade. | Mr. McMahcn is the only new faculty member. He comes from Magnolia, and received his training in the University of Arkansas. On Saturday, September l(i, at 'i. n. m., there will be a faculty meeting. Bus drivers are asked io be at this meeting too it possible. Any child wbo becomes six years old before January !„ 1340, will be allowed to enter school on (be first day oC the term, but as there will be j)o mid-term promotions they will be expected to enter at the first or not at all, Farm Committee Will Meet In Hope Farm Security Administration Offers Aid to Adjust Debts Debt-burdened farmers who find llMMiisolvos facing possible [ore-closure because of top-heavy debt structure will have an opportunity to enlist expert, assistance in trying to find an amicable solution to their problems when the Hempstead County farm Debt Adjustment Committee meets at the Farm Security Administration office at Hope, Arkansas on September 13. The meeting will start promptly wl. !l a. m. This committee serves on a voluntary ba.sis to bring worthy debtors and their creditors otgcthcr to work out new debt agreements that will 1x2 acceptable to all concerned and will avoid foreclosure or impairment of assets. Procccidngs before the committee are held in confidence and the .service is impartial in its concilitation efforts. The Farm Security Administration .sponsors farm debt adjustment work and there is no charge or obligation to those benefitting from il. C. P. Boyd, district farm debt adjustment Cieldnian with headquarters at Little Rock, is expected to attend the .meeting (o assist the coVmiiitoc. As recently its last April, Nazi "pocket battleships" steamed peacefully through English Channel, MS shown, on way <o maneuvers off Spanish const. The Graf S|>ce leads, followed by the Deutschland. Present location of the German ships is a ni.vsf.ery. A Thought Cursed be he thata taketh reward to slap an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.—Deuteronomy 27:25. Asks lor Support of Livestock Show Col. Barton Predicts Arkansas Will Become Livestock State LITTLE MOCK - The development and up-building of the entire .state is the fundamental purpose of (he Arkansas Livestock Show, Col. 11 T Barton, president, told 'members of the chamber of commerce here Friday, "Of course it is the presentatioiyof a great show .and carnival to entertain people for a week out. of the year, bul there is no better way to train our farm youth than in the growing and preparing their stock for entry in the show," he .said, Colonel Barloii .said the show was well worth Ihc money and effort put, into il for the development o'f resurces and social expansions wheih arc sure to follow its success, "With Arkansas on its way to bc- comcing one of the greatest livestock states in the nation. I believe the Livestock Show will become (lie center of an industry in the state which will surpass the cotton industry within the next two years.' 1 Colonel Bin-ton .said the importance of the co-operation of Greater Litllc Rock residents in putting on (lie show could nut be over-stressed. "Without, that, co-operation and (.he co-operation of residents frm all parts of the state, the association could not possibly expect the show to be a successful one." The speaker was introduced by Walter Guy, program chairman. Before the program, members paid a silent tribute to (.he late H. Gratl.v Mamzuig. Britain Seeks to Win Over Italy Point. Lo Fact Britain and France Can Wage War for Years ROME—(/P)—New diplomat i!- conversations took place Friday night between Great Britain and Italy In formed quarters «aid after the meeting betwcu British Ambassador Sir Percy Loraino and Italian Foreign Minister Ciano that Britain was doing everything possible In persuade Italy nnl lo enter the war at Germany's side. Well-informed circles believed Britain was telling Ilaly Ihat Britain and France were prepared to continue Ihc fighl with Adolf Hitler for years if nerc.ssary. and Ihat because of (heir greater resources Germany had no chance of winning. Brilau: also was believed endeavoring lo presuadc Premier Mussolini a German victory would be just «s injurious to Italy as to Britain antl France, contending Hitler once he became master of Europe, would begin thinking of Southern Tyrol, points- in the Adriatic- and complete domination of the Balkans. Italy gave no .sign of going to war al present bul continued her war preparations. Additional sailings of Im-. lian passenger ships and resumption of (ruin service to Germany was announced. Daily newspapers have been limited to four pages, several periodicals have been ordered suspended, size of others reduced. The government announced the action was due to efforts to conserve cellulose, which is used in making paper, ar.ci munitions. BALTIC SEA ARENA It Was at Jutland Germany Failed to Break Through in '14 By BRUCE CATTON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Unless expert nav- opinion here is greatly mistaken, thorn won't, be much full-dress fleet- to-fleel n;jval action between England and Germany in this war. Both geography and Ihe relative sizes of the fleets are against it. Tim 'most direct route lo Poland from her ally. England—the only water route—leads across the North Sea, through the Skagerrak (the broad sound between Denmark and Norway), down through the Kattegat (the sound between Denmark and Sweden), out through a chain of innumerabel islands and into the Baltic. Up to the Skagerrak, Britain is com- plofe mistress of the seas. Beyond, the wulers get progressively more perilous. And although Germany's fleet has not a third the strength of Britain's, naval m»n hero are unanimous in believing tliSt British warships will not appear in the Baltic at all (except, perhaps, for an occasional ultradaring roving submarine). On declaration of war, the British navy immediately went into action to block Skagerrak with a line of fighting ships—which already were in position, it is believed, before war formally was announced. Control of the Baltic in this war is vital to Germany. Essential iron ore from Sweden comes down that sea; so do other supplies from both Sweden and Norway. Despite her weak fleet, Germany is well fixed lo keep Hie Baltic safe from intrusion. Channel Ideal Defensive. Area British warships could get in only by channels ideally designed for de- fonsive action by submarines and light craft and for obstruction by mine fields. In addition, the Great Belt channel is within easy reach of Germany's greal air fields. Swarms of bombing planes could come into action swiftly. Naval men here say Britain might possibly force an entrance to the Baltic sea if she threw her whole fleet into action and disregarded all cos Is (as Lord Fisher suggested doing in the World War); bul no one believes she will care to pay the price If the British can't get in, the Ger- 'mans can't well get. out. It is assumed here that Britain's main naval strength will be kept on the job of bottling up Hie Skagerrak. A secondary blockading line is expected to be maintained at the "lop" of Ihe North Sea. The famous Dover Patrol has been, of course, re-established lo guard the English Channel. It. is also expected that cruisers and destroyers will patrol Ihe North Sea "ff the German coasf, with a submarine screen maintained as close inshore as possible. Thai (he German fleet would try to break through (his condon is considered utterly out of Ihe question. It simply isn't strong enough. Germany today has seven capital .•hips, including Ihc "vest pocket" battleships which are no match for the British dreadnoughts. Britain has 18. Much more nearly evenly 'matched during I be World War, Germany tried to break out only once—at Jutland— and tt'a.s lurner! back. Kiel Canal Air Objective One key naval objective of British air power is expected lo be the Kiel canal, which gives the German fleet quick, i-ii.sy access to the Bailie from the North Sea. Naval experts here confidently expect Britain to try to block this canal by extensive bombing raids. The fortified German island of Heligoland also will be a major objective, it i.s believed—either naval or air. or both. Bombs already have been dropped at Wilhelmsbafen and nearby. What Germany will do with her submarines is it deep riddle. She is known to have 50 or more; enough to make the Baltic forbidden ground and to harass (he British blockaders considerably, but not enough to blockade the British Isles effectively, as the experts here sec it. They point out that Britain has 2(10- Goering Confident Germany Can Beat British Blockade This Time Germany Has Supplies From Russia, Rumania POLAND BY SEPT. 14 Goering Says Conquest :Will Be Completed in 14 Days BERLIN, Germany— (£*)— Britain can not defeat Germany either by military or economic weapons, Field Marshal Hermann Goering assured the German people Saturday. He declared "we can hope" the conquest of Poland will be completed "fourteen days after the beginning of the fight'— by September 14. Speaking with great disdain of Britain and Britons, the Nazi aviation and economic chief scouted the British theory that Germany can be worn down, and told an attentative nation that "in the north and east we can not be blockaded." He intimated supplies from Russia, Rumania and Yugoslavia for Germany are secure. Russia Is Sending Troops to Poland? Officially Announced That Soviet Is Calling Up Reserves MOSCOW,— (IP)— Soviet Russia Friday night was rushing raw '.materials to the Western front, where there appeared to be the possibility of Germany establishing a border with Russia. The action was undertaken suddenly as German forces swept eastward through Poland. Unimpeachable sources said the Soviet government B'riday, or possibly before, began calling up reserves. In the Moscow military district, authorities requisitioned many automobiles and horses belonging to Soviet civil organizations. Doctors and nurses have been registered and instructed on their duties in "case of emegrency." Another significant step was the closing of one of Moscow's two leading gasoline stations. Destination of the reservists was believed in the direction of the Polish frontier. However, it was believed the reserves were not being sent immediately to the border but were held some distance behind the line. The Mountain That Was God' is Now 4th Tallwt TACOMA, Wash.—(/P)—Mount Rainier, the granite and glacial stud that dominates western Washington's skyline, isn't shrinking—but it's dropped a notch, from third to fourth place, in the altitude rankings of the nation's highest peak;. The mountain, wi'hh rear: its perpetually snow-capped head 14,408 feet above Pugef Sound, dropped to fourth place recently when the U. S. Geological Survey re-measured Mount Massive, Colorado, and revised the peak's height at 14,418 feet. The shift, in rankings gave Colorado the nation's second and third highest mountains—Mount Elbert, 14,431 feet, and Mount Massive. Rainier, dfeied by Indians nad referred to as "The Mountain That Was God," holds in the crevices of its steep slopes the greatest single peak United States. In 1897, Rainier was declared the highest mountain in the United States when surveys set 'its altitude at 14,528. Another survey, in 1913, revised the height to 14,408. (Continued on Page Three) Bobcat Emblems * Stolen at Game Effort, Is Being Made By Student, Council to Halt Re-Sale of Tags A number of Bobcat emblems attached (o focal automobiles were stolen Friday night at the high school stadium during the practice football game. In an effort to halt re-sale of the emblems, the student council has adopted a plan whereby legitimate emblems will be sold noly by members of the student council. Each member of the student council will have a card showing that he is an authorized agent All persons are warned not to purchase the emblems until the agent shows a card identifying himself as an authorized agent. "S^.»«c Total of 16 Ships Sunk During War Torpedoes, Mines ;nn\ Shells Create Havoc in Shipping- B.v the Associated Press The known toll of ships sunk bv torpedoes, mines and shells in the widesperad sea warfart accompanying European hostilities mounted to 16 Friday night as belligerents continued efforts to choke off Ihc flow of supplies to heir foes. Five ships were replied <les,tmycd during the sixth d^.v of the new con- flic-t. Among them were the British freighter Wmkleigh and tanker Regent Tiger t which sent (he known British- French losses to nine, and the German freighter Helfirri Bissmark, (he fourth definite Nazi loss. Practice Contest Draws Big Crowd White Team Comes From Behind in Final Period to Win, 12 to 6 More than 1,000 football fans look advantage of the free practice game Friday night and watched two evenly- matched squads battle three quarters without a score—and then saw the White team put over two touchdowns in the final period to win over the Reds, 12 to 6. Both teams had scoring opportunities during the first three quarters, but frequent fumbles robbed each team of reaching "pay dirt." The Red team, early in the final quarter, got possession on the White 30-yard line and from there hammered their way to within a few wards of the goal line where Bobby Ellen plunged over for the first score. Attempt for extra point failed. Led by Roy Taylor, the White team scored soon afterwards on a series of line plays. Taylor scored the touchdown. Joe Eason failed in an attempted drop-kick for extra point. Late in the final period, Taylor intercepted a pass thrown by Bobby Ellen and raced for the winning touchdown. Most of the squad of some 30 candidates for the team saw action. 'Die Bobcats open the season at Hope next Friday night against Haynesville, La. Lineups in the practice game. The Reds—Ends^Jones, Ward, Clark. Tackles—Simpson, Calhoun and Kesner. Guards—Quimby, May, Keith, and Jewell. Centers—-W. Taylor and Jewell, Backfield—Ellen, Cargile ( Coleman, E-teffy, Hammons. The Whites—Ends—Eason and Green Tackles—Conway, Oarlson, Snyker. Guards—Stewart, Breeding and Red Jones. Center—Bill Tom Bundy. Backfield—H. Tavlor. Simins, Baker, Murphy, Oliver, Bright. Only death can. aircil light of a homhig pige (he MIND YOUR MANNERS T. M. REO. U. ft. PAT. Oft. • — ^ , , gu m Test your knowledge or correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Which is more important, (he promptness and enthusiasm of a thank-you note or the kind of note paper upon which it is written? 2. May a bridge type her thank- you notes if her friends know thai she writes all her letters on the typewriter' 1 3. May a business winiaii write social notes on the stationery she uses in her business'' 4. Is the use of colored notepaper considered poor taste? •i Should ;) husband, whose wife if- away on vacation, dictate his letters to her 1 ' What, would you do if— Voii a married woman, arc an officer iii an organization, and in DIP capacity frequently must write nol.es Id members and pros- r-rctive members. Would you— (a i Sign your nine "Mrs. Ralph... Logan?" (In ll.-ivf Mrs, Ralph Logan printer! on Ihr letter paper you use. ami then sign your letters, Lois Logan'.' (ci Sign VOIP Iclteis Lois Logan, and when writting to someone who might not know your married name, put Mrs. Ralph' Logan in parentheses near your signa lure? J The prompbiess Mid enthusiasm. 2. No. It. No 4 No, 5. No Best Germany's Armies Swarm Over Her; Annex Only Part Hitler Recaptures Only Parts Lost by Germany in 1914 War 60 ARMYJMVISIGNS T r e m e n d o u s German Force Turned Loose in Race Against Time LWOW, Poland— By courier to Bucharest)—(^—Overwhelming German forces led by strong 'motorized units have occupied most of western Poland in a week of bitter fighting and now are attacking Warsaw in what may be one of the decisive battles of the war. In an attempt to annihilate the Polish army before the British and French allies get into action on. tha Rhine front, the Germans have thrown at least 60 divisions and an extremely large number of artillery and raechan- ized units into action for a swift "kill." As far as can be determined, the German forces have advanced into Poland from the north, east and south, occupying most of the country except a slowly diminishing wedge which is just northwest from Warsaw. The capital's fate depends on whether the gigantic German pihcer movement is successful in nipping Warsaw off from the narrowing link with eastern Poland. Re-Establish Frontier BERLIN, Germany—(ff)—Adolf Hitler issued a decree Saturday re-establishing Germany's 1914 eastern frontier. With the German army declaring its columns at Warsaw's gates, and Polish troops retreating east of the Vistula rive:-,- Hltler-tediceted •tbsi>3lthouE& still larger parts of Poland soon will be in his hands he intends to annex no more Pilish territory than was in the old German empire. Re-establishment of the frontier brought not only Dunzlg and the Polish corridor back into the Reich but also upper Silesia and parts of East and West Prussia which had been as. signed to Poland in the World War settlement. lii German Territory PARIS, France—(£>)—French forces were reported Friday night to have penetrated from seven to eight miles into German territory, with German troops retreating before increasingly heavy attacks on the northern sector of the Western front. Nazi troops were reported thrown back on their main Siegfried Line fortifications. The farthest advance of the French left wing, whose flank is protected by the neutral Luxembourg frontier, was believed from information reaching Paris to be in the direction of Trier, German industrial center in the Saar basin. An army statement said French troops were advancing behind retreating Nazi troops who were destroying bridges, railroads and tunnels as they gave ground. Extent of the advance was not disclosed but thearmy com- munique said there was a "continuance of our local progress.' Extent • of aviation participation in the drive was shielded behind the terse statement that "our aerial reconnaissance is active." The commurft- que added that "on the sea our patrol forces we showing very great activity. Co-operation with British naval forces is closely assured, with a view to defending sea communications." Infantry patrols were supported by tanks and ai'mored cars. The French mechanized forces were meeting their first real test as they ran into the blasted area mined by the Germans to cover their retreat. An eight-mile advance would place the French advance guards at the extren"> northern end of the front, about half way between the German fromie-- ard the Siegfried line. What —tithtr Would Lou <.b' or (0. Do" Isle de France Is in New York Crack Liner Brings Home 1,294 Americans—• "Black-Out" at Sea NEW YORlTI^Pjl With t -m- v; hung over her deck windows anil ,i black-out of lights during her crowing, the Franch liner Isle de France arrived Saturday bringing home 1.-04 Americans. There were 2,665 persons abocrd. Cots filled all public room», the gymnasium, and even space near the engine-room. Cotton NEW YORK—October cotton m Saturday al 9.12 and closed at U 0 -ui

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