If You Expect to Vote in the 1940 Elections Pay Your Poll Tax Now - the Deadline on Poll Taxes Is Saturday, September 30. World-Wide Newt Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Fair Thursday night and Friday; cooler in northwest portion Thursday night. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 294 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSQ^^RTEMBER 21, 1939 F.D. ft ft Calinescu, Pro - Allies NazilronGuard/ PRICE 5c COPY Outlaw Believed in Revolt Coup Feared in Rumania as Germans, Russians Approach Frontier TROOPS CALLED UP Germany Pledges No Violation of Neutrals' Territory BUCHAREST, Rumania —(/Pi— Premier Armtind Calin.secu, foe of the pro-Nazi Guard," ;md staunch advo- cat.s of Rumanian economic and political co-operation with France and Great Britain' was assassinated Thursday. The premier was shot from an automobile which drove alongside his in a Bucharest street. (Rumanian diplomats in Budapest said the .slaying was "highly significant just at the moment when German and Russian troops are approaching Rumania's northern frontires. (It was also disclosed that the Bucharest government had suppressed rifidily all news of Iron Guard agitation throughout Rumania which was to have begun as soon us Germany invaded Poland. <Other sources said they believed a revolt of the outlawed Iron Guard had come.) Tho RuoliHixst. rndio announced .4h.p, .-iwiassionation but gave no details. Budapest said the Bucharest broadcaster was cut off, declaring there was "terrible excitement" in Rumania. Troops were called out to prevent u coup. Eight alleged assassions have been nrrested. After the killing another group .seized the radio station, wounding the announcer. Two of these were arrested. A rigid censorship was clamped down in Rumania until the fuels could he established. No Neutral Violations BERLIN Germany —(/I';— Propaganda Minister Goebbcls gave foreign correspondents Thursday a vigorous denial of allegations that Germany intended to violate the neutrality of Belgium, The Netherlands or Luxembourg. He said his presence at .Thursday's conference was proof! that he was neither dead, captive, nor out of .sympathy with Miller, as some reports alleged. No Hope for Poland LONDON ,Eng. -(/!')— Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax Thursday declared, "we must not undertake anything that does not directly contribute" lo victory in the European war, in commenting on failure of Poland to gel help. Slaiin Air Victories PARIS, France —(/I'j— Military dsi- patchi'.s Thursday reported French and British pilots had brought down an undetermined unmber of German planes in the past few days in victorious dog-fights on the Western front. The dispatches said the French are threatening Ilic approaches of Zwci- bruekcn, Gormanp, at the upper end of the Blies river valley, after numerous pitched battles. lU-d.s Advance in Poland MOSCOW, Russia -(/I 1 )- Soviet Russian forces strengtlienc dtheir hold on eastern Poland Thursday as com- tminic|iK's reported new advances by Hie Hed army along a wide front. Jn the north it was reported the liiissians had ocupicd Grondno, miles from the F.a.st Prussian border. In the south troops reported they were In possscsion of Kovcl, Ukranian G EMBARG ^ \' ; •' ^ ^ ^ *• # . •& •^ A ' Wfi^-fH;"'. f| ^^^ Premier of Rumania, Is Assassinate — . , . w ^^ 2 Mil " io n Armed Men Splendidly mounted Aljjt-rian troops on pj>r;nlr in Paris. More Livestock to Be On Exhibition at the County Fair More Than $500 In Cash Awards Will Be Given Winners RULES ARE CHANGED Dairy Cattle Must Be On Display by Noon Wed- • nesday Next Week To show horn much fair officials are stressing livestock at the Hempstead county fair this year, more than five hundred dollars are offered in premiums on livestock alone. Indications are there will bo more livestock on exhibition than ever before anil fair officials arc preparing to carefully judge all exhibits so have found it necessary to make some changes in the rules in.the catalog. Everyone interested in the livestock exhibit should read the. rules carefully and note the following revised o; . N Mineral Springs is Killed In Wreck HVILLE, Ark — Nivcn Lati- jljiei, 35, was killed instantly about jfiidnight Tuesday between Haltcn Gap find Page, Okla, when his lumber tftick got out of conrtol and was Wrecked. ' Latimer was a former resident of Mineral Springs, but was living in Haltcn Gap at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Cleo Jones of Mineral Springs, two children and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Latimer of Locks- burg. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. rules. 1. Dairy cattle must be in place By MILTON BKONNKK NEA Service Staff Correspondent LONDON—If the seaways can be kept open by the British and French fleets, the France of loday will be,more powerful than it was in the first world war - By MILTON BltONNEK ——© NEA Service Staff Correspondent LONDON — If the seaways can be ko '' 1 °» cn I3 - V tlic British and French fleets, the France of today will be more powerful than it was in the first world war. For open sea-ways mean for France ample levies of fighting men and ample; suplies of food sU|ffs and raw material. In all comparisons that are ordinarily made Hitler's figure of 80,000.000 Germans is always contrasted with ' the 12,000,000 proplo who live in Franco. But thai is to -forget that the French republic has an empire flung around the world just as has Great Britain In fact, ii is second only to Britain's. Dynamic Mamlcl (ids Things Dune For some years now the French Minister of Colonies has been the dynamic. Jewish slalesmai!, Georges Mandel. This nijin has a word for Bolting thinus done. During the first, world war, Mandel was the right hand man of George Clemenceau, when that real Frenchman took the hel a.s the war-winning Premier. Later on in his career, Mandel became Minister of Posts and Tt'Uwaphs a job like thai, of the American Postmaster General. As such lie completely revamped that very poor service anil made it highly cf- fici'.'nl. Mandel had no .sooner become Minister oi Colonies than he bent, all his energies to make- .sure that the colonies eoidd and would r/ivi- ample .support, to ibo mother country if and when .she a^ain had an hour of trial. l'<;ltnii«'s ('an Supply Vital AYrds Accordini! to leeenl French figures, the needs of Fiance can lie .supplied by llu> colonies in the following ainounls: Rice. I (HI per cent, cacoa, 100 per cent; bananas. Kit) per cent; Indian coin, Hit) per cent; sugar cane, 100 per cent; lea, lilt) per cent; vegetable oils, 100 per 'cent; meal.till per tent; coffe, -II) per cent; lubber. KM) (Conlinued on Page Six) A Thought Wo become willing servants to the bonds their virtues lay upon us.— Sir P. Sidney. CRANIUM CRACKERS Magic Number If you add in a column your ••ige the year in which you were born, the year in which you were married and the number of years you have been married, the sum of these four numbers will be 3878. Why is this so? Solution on Page Two Miss Harper Said Be Seriously Hurt Texarkana Hospital Denies Report That She Had Lost Left Eye An iiltiichc of Michucl Meager hospital at Texarkana told The Star over telephone Thursday afternoon that Ihe report that Miss Krances Harper, 18, of Hope had lost her lefl eye as the result of an automobile accident—was incorrect. "Miss Harper's condition is serious, the attache said, "and there is a possibility she will lose sight of the left eye, but that awaits the outcome of X-ray examinations," the attache .said. "Both eyes are injured and she liiis cuts about the face und nose— and possible internal injuries—which awaits X-ray examinations. 1 would say thai her condition is as well a.s could be expeclc'd under the circumstances," the attache continued. The hospital report said that Miss Cartherine Campbell, also of Hope, was improved and that she may be able to leave the hospital during the afternoon. Miss Campbell sustained .scalp injures. Marvin Moser, !M, of Fulton, driver of the ear, remains in the hospital to await the outcome of further Xray examinations which are being dition, however, is nol believed ci made of the head and dies. His con- lical. Earnest Bagley, 111, of Hope, the fourth occupant of the machine, us- tained only minor cuts and bruises. He was treated and then released from the hospital. The accident occurcd about .six miles oust of Texarkana Tuesday niglil -on highway 07. An automobile thai had been parked along thu highway suddenly moved into Ihe palh of the ear driven by Moser. The Moser machine struck Ihe second car with such force that il caused the car lo swerve and then overturn, pinning Miss Harper bcnealli Ihe car. Baglcy was Ihe only one who remained conscious after ihe nii.s- ( hap and he managed to drag the others of the wrecked ear. The car that pulled onto (he highway was believed to have been driven by a negro. Apparently he was not seriously injured. He disappeared and up to Thursday afternoon there had been no arrests in ihe case, as far as could be learned by The Star. He Probably Got a Raise HOANOKE, Va.—i/l^-Assistanl Cily Auditor J. Robert Thomas really did a neat job of assisting Cily Auditor Harry H. Yates by providing beyond all doubt the boss' blory that il was a big fish which gol away. Yalcs losl Ihe fish in the James river when his leader broke. The next day Thomas casl at the same spot and reeled in a 14-inch bass. His hook was caught in the metal swivel of Yalcs' lino. by noon Wednesday September 27th. Judging will begin at 1:30 p. m. 2. Reef catlle musl be in place by »::)()' Thursday, September 28lh. Juding will slarl al 1:30 p. m. 3. Horses, mules and swine must be in place by 9:30 a. m. on Thursday, September 28th. Judging will begin al 10:00 a. m. ' '' 4. Riding animals with mounts will be judged during the Horse Show which bo ins at 4'00 p. m. 5. Jacks and stallions will be judged Thursday, September 28th, at 10 Optimists' Chili TORONTO-W')—Becnusc of "unsettled conditions" in Europe, Poland withdrew its exhibit at. the annual Ciinadian National Exhibition here this year, but expressed confidence the country "will be exhibiting again next No Action Taken on Low License Fees Pool and Domino Operators Request Reduction In Fees The Hope city council Tuesday night took no action on a request to reduce license fees on pool and domino tables operating in Ihe cily. The request for a reduction was made by Joe B. Greene and Mr. Kinard of the Kinard pool hall. Two representatives of the Missouri Pacific railroad voiced opposition to a movement by the city of a crossing ever the Missouri Pacific tracks at L.-nirel street. rf.i.Jh".- . r^.v'F.'od that, it, would cost about $9,000 for the crossing. Since construction of the new $25,000 fire station at Laurel and Second streets, council members pointed out the need for such a crossing at Laurel— explaining that the city's fire truck is forced to travel two extra blocks in reaching the mill section in the northeast part of the city. No definite action was taken on the street crossing Tuesday night. The council voted to pay E. F. Mc- Faddiiv, city attorney, for half , ., of his tolal expense for 10 days spent in Little Rock attending the hearing of the Louisiana-Nevada Transit com• (Continued on Page Six) Grid Fans Urged to Give Smackover a Big Welcome Here Special Train Will Arrive at Missouri-Pacific Depot 6:45 p. m. A RIDE TO STADIUM Bobcats to Pack Big W e i g h t Advantage Against Buckaroos One of the most royal welcomes ever given a Hope football team and its supporters was the reception last year when the Bobcat Special pulled into the town of Smackover. Hundreds of fans and the 55-piece Smackover band greeted the special train and provided transportation to the Buckaroo football field. For four straight years the Smackover High School grid team has been seeking a victory over Hope. Although defeated in the past, the enthusiasm over playing the Bobcats seems lo be growing by the years. This season finds S'm'ackover sending a special train lo Hope. Indications are that about 500 fans will be on that train, when it arrives in Hope at 6:45 p. in. Friday. School and. athletic officials are appealing to Hope fans to return such a welcome to the. visitors—as was given the Bobcats last year. Arrive at 6:45 p. m. The train is due to arrive here more than one hour before the game—and all Hope fans having an empty seal, in their automobile are urged to meet the train and provide transportation to the football field. An effort will be made lo clear Main street in order thai Hope cars may park on either side of 1Kb street from Jacks News Stand and Ihe Capital hotel—south toward the football field. Fan.s will be pouring off (he train and seeking rides. If you have an empty scat in your car—school and athletic officials of Hope will ap- r, w s am Th-upN T o rr Th k of n Ho P e!President Gives a 4-Point Program A 'm'ule was killed and a truck and wagon damaged in a smash-up on highway G7 five miles n'ortheasl of Hope about 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night. The Waterloo youths, whose names were not learned, were treated at Josephine hospital for minor injuries and then released. None were hurt seriously. Tlie owner of the wagon and mules were not learned. The wagon was said to have carried reflectors on it—but all that officers were able to learn was that apparently the driver of the truck failed to see the reflectors because of blinding lights from another vehicle. (Continued on Page Six! Planes Save Crew of Torpedoed Ship Steamship K e n s i n g ton Court Sunk, But All 34 Men Rescued LONDON Eng. -(fp)~ The Brilish government announced Thursday that two Royal Air Force " to the Congress Asserts Present Arms Eiii- bargo Is "Dangerous"'to U. S. Neutrality POLICY "ALTERED^ Roosevelt Says Embargo Threatens Peace of America Today WASHINGTON — (ff>) — President Roosevelt asked congress Thursday to repeal the arms embargo provisions of the neutrality law because they are "most vitally dangerous to American neutrality, American security', and American peace." In a message delivered in person to the special session of congress the president said he could offer no hope that "the shadow over the world might swiftly pass." flying boats He saic * *? arms embar g° law "so had rescued the crew of 34 of the! 3 ^ 8 *" e historic foreign policy of steamship Kensington Court after iti tne United States that it impairs, had been sunk by a submarine, some- Peaceful relations of the United States where in hie Atlantic. It was the first case in which an *.. wo^ LIIU iiirai, uaise m wnicn an " AW*ICWCU ^jica AUI non-parusan- entire crew had been picked at sea snj P ne reassured th'e nation of his by planes. . belief that America coul dkeep from The aricraft made an unsuccessful search for the submarine. Steffey and Luck Are Enrolled at Hendrix CCNWAY, Ark.—Edward Lester, Wallace Steffey, and J. T. Luck have enrolled as freshmen at Hendrix college, Conway. Robert Jewell returned lo Hendrix lo continue his studies as a sophomore. A record enrollment in Ihe history of Hendrix is reported at the college. NAPA, Calif.-(/P,-Jack (rDonnell was so impressed by Ihe tale of hard luck (old by a hitch hiker that he lent the man his car to go looking for a .lob. Later, he reported to police that the man had absconded with it. Sinkings by Submarines Are 'Legal' if Lives Are Saved 'Continued on I'a^r Six) - - •—» »uu- Apperson Funeral Is Held at Hazen with foreign nations." In a renewed plea for non-partisan- Last 10: Kites Ai cidt-ni V Held at for Ai-- iim Monday . Thurs- i J''ltll<.T,"'l M.'l virf.s M'li. ~t\], \v!iu died lal hen. 1 Wi'diiiv-il juries sustained j eident in duuntov.ii Hope night, were held al lll:.".l) a. i day al Ha/en, Ark. Hope Kuniilure ciniijiMii\ a left here al ."> a. in. for 1 la the body. Mi. Ai'iuT-on had 1'een a lesulenl nf Ho|)0 20 i \'(.:<ir.s, (.•oiftfiiL: luTe front Hu/.c'ii lo make hi.s home with the LulhiT Hulliimaii family. He was an uncli' of Mrs. Hollonum, nearest relative. Mr. Appersnn was struck by an automobile driven by Mrs. Merlin Coop. Police expre.ssed Ihe opinion the accident was unavoidable. Since (he war started, 2:1 ISriii'h merchant ami passenger ships have lii-eii sunk by C.cnnan submarines. The sinking of ships is mil in it- nil a violation of international Ian. if di.'ne in arnirdiiiuv with a five pr.urr |iiolociil aiTC|)lcil liy C.i'iinany in l!K>li. Unilci those rules of rc- slrii-U-d suliamrini- warfare, sinjiings are nut lielil justifiable unless tin- ship cillu resists « r refuses ln'stup, until safety i:f passcn.ui-r.s and crew and -hip's papers is assured. Hughim! is protesting that many of the Shell-lies by N'ICA Kcr.'ice Maff ArtiVt Harry Cjissinger sinkings laid („ Ni,/i submarines \vcn- limn- in a manner oullani-d l,v international law. I'arlii-ularl.v. tin- UritiM, t .|, ; ,, Kt . ,|ie sinking of the riassci'Ker liner. Athi-nia, was a "most horrible example." The Germans disclaim res|,mi.sil,ili|. v . \,, ni | c , . lp|)lv „, t ., im . S-t . lo sillkillKS , lf „..„. vos . sols tiki- Ihe iun-i-iilt carrier. Cmira^-ons. Ski-U-li alxivi- illuslrati-s a sink- n.),'— ilk-sal n ihe .ship ,,1,1'M-d t | u . submarine's commands but "legal" il tin- .ship resisted or nicd «i n,,.. riu- slu-td.U-s lie-low illustrate the rules R.iverning "legal" sinking () f men-hunt ships at sea being embroiled in Europe's conflict- When and if the embargo is scrapped, Roosevelt .tecommenjjed consideration o fotheF policies "reinforcing American safety," listing the following: 1. Restricting American 'merchant vessels entering the danger zones. 2. Preventing American citizens from traveling on belligerents' vessels. 3. Requiring cash-Efid-carry purchases by belligerents. 4. Preventing expansion of war credits to belligerents. Asks Complete Repeal WASHINGTON -(/P)- President Roosevelt was reported Wednesday td have indicated to a bipartisan White House conference that he would prefer complete repeal of the neutrality act to any modification. Several who attended the conference including Chairman Pitman (Dem. Nov.) of the senate foreign Relations committee, was said to have advised Mr. Roosevelt that there was little chance that congress would approve scrapping neutrality statutes and returning to international law. The discussion veered to the possibility of repealing only the clause banning arms shipments to belligerents, and substituting a cash-and carry system for such sales. A peron who attended said that during the discussion about complete repeal Pittman advised Mr. Rooseve-lt lhal Ihere would not be more than five of the seaiaie foreign relations com- millee's 23 votes for any such plan. Vice President Garner, it was reported, told the president he always had favored international law as the basis" of this country's dealings with other nations. Mr. Roosevelt was said to have indicated his assent to this view. Mr. Roosevelt was reported to have outlined the workings of international law in past wars, beginning with the American Revolution. He and Pittman engaged in a technical conversation";-..-! .to how such law would affect Aiae'-- icans in the present world situation. Those present asserted there was sonic discussion a to whether international Jaw if it were adopted a the basis of United States policy, should bo supplemented by minor "statutory provisions, penalizing citizens who disobeyed oredrs against traveling on be- ligcrent ships. Alfred M. Landon advised the chief executive that has vews on the neutrality question had been outlined ::«. a press conference. Landon tiiuur. thai congress should remain cr-- tmuously in session as long as the..; is war in Europe. Mr. Roosevelt expressed the bs'o:.-f Ihat it should not require more limn two or three weeks for Congre.^ lo a, t on neutrality legislation. He added ih.ii it would bo desirable, if congress rj.- ed and quickly adjounrcd, for the mn- jori'.y and minority leaders in bolh Houses to remain in Washington 10 advise with the administration on neutrality policy. Mr. Roosevelt said IIKU suggestion would bo included in hh message to congress. He did no! ;-...< exactly what he would suggest reani- in legislation. President Writes Stati-mi-nt Al the conclusion of the conference (Continued on Page Six) Sinking of merclmut ships with all hands held justified only if il refuses persistently to stop on command or resists visit ur search J Ships that hall on command may be sunk inly if passengers, crew and ship's papers lint me placed in a "plan- of safety" by iitl;ii-kiiig submarine. Chip's boats not regarded as u "place of ?:<l'i'iy" unless safely is assured in view «>f \ivallier condition.-, Ijy proximity of land t.r lesiui' vi'ssvls. Cotton NEW YORK—(J 1 )—October e,,;U>n ojjcned Thursday al 9.09 and elo.-L.i at ( 8.U7. Middling spot closed, al a.12, oil. I five.
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