Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 5, 1939 · Page 1
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World- Widl New. Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS ~ Partly cloudy, warmer in east portion, Thursday night; Friday partly cloudy. V"l \ VOLUME •!()—NUMBER 306 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY OVERTON, NYE FIGHT REPEAL Walnut Ridge Team Will Battle Hope Here Friday Night Simms and Murphy to See Action In Hope Back field DUNAWAY TO SCOUT Pine .Bluff Grid Mentor Will Be Interested Spectator I-Viday Jimmy Simms and Sonny Murphy liiivc been promised action in the Uiifm }>i>ck(icM Friday night when (he locals tangle with tin.. Walnut Hidgc Bobcats iu the fourth football game nf tlii: season, beginning ;,t 8 o'clock Simms and Murphy have seen considerable action this week because of the injured Buhhy Kllen. who sustained ;i fii.it injury i n the Kl Dorado game last Friday. ^K.lliMi skipped practice Monday and Tuc.viay mi (he advice of Coach f'oy Ih.mmons. but suited up f ur ilri'll Wednesday afternoon. Tin- foot injury ha.s not healed sufficiently, however, he may get a chance against tile u[)- .Stale eleven. The l>;dance of the Hope :--"":irl i-- ev- pected to ho in shape by gamc-lnnc. The \Valniit liidfie kvini, ,-/ fuwci-- luus last season, carries considerable weight (his year despite the loss of .several veterans. The Hope game will lie the third of the season, having won over Paragould and Batesvillc. The officials will bo Kerns Howard, refree; Bill .Summerville, umpire: Earl O'Neal field judge. Coach Allen Dunaway of Pino Bluff and Mrs. Dunaway will be interested .spectators at the game. 'Hie Pine Bluff Zebras will be without a game this week bec-au.se of a scheduo mix- Up. It gives the Zebra coach an opportunity to look over the Bobcats before they tangle with the Zebras al Pine Bluff N<iven>Ky ,'!(). They '<'.;l.l be guests in the-home of Coach and Mrs. Foy Hammon.s. . The Hope squad and coaches will . he guests of Kcinmel Voting, manager of the Saengcr theater, to sec action .shots on the screen Thursday night of Die -);i,| )t >El Dm-nt\,t y.mjo. Additional Traffic Lights Are Urged Ba.sye Appeals to Council for Protection of School Students The Ilojic cily council, in a brief session Tuesday night, heaid an appeal from Guy K. Ba.sye for the installation of additional traffic lights on Third .street 'Highway Ci7) for the pioleclmn I/, :,(•!»«ij cluldren. Mr. Hasye pointed out that heavy traffic on the highway wa.s a ha» /ard for school pupil;., onroute to and from .school. The council took the appeal under a'h'iM'mriit. I'. A. Campbell apeaied before ||,e council and recpieieil an extension of •i half Uiile of electric line (,, the Province cljiirch and school. Mr. Cam|ibel), who rejireseiiled a committee of cili/ens furm Province was adi'i.sed (,, ron/"er wild the wafer and light conunitlce and with <_'. O. Thomas superintendent of the municipal water and lighl plant. , If. J 1 . Bcnven, M-ciolary of Hie Hope 1 chamber of commerce, thanked the council fur its ennju.ration dining Ihe recent county fair. 'Ntc conned appropriated S2II to help defray expenses of two Hope delegates to the State Firemen's convention which i.s In be held ;,oon at t'ureaka .Springs. The council passed a motion to continue to help the negro clinic ?25 per month until January 1,. The council concluded its •neeting by allowing the llemp.slead County Fair Association the license ice charged the carnival which appeared with the recent county fair. Holland Is Ready to Turn the Sea Loose Upon Armies Invading the Dyke Country Massey's Parole Revoked by State Parole Violated Before Hot Springs Charged, Says State l.lTl'l.K HOCK. " -H-'T'H- State i'a- role Officer J. H. Porte,- Thursday revoked the furlough of Clifford Massey, convicted bank robber, who was charged Wednesday at. Hot Spring with possession of burglary tools. Massey denied ownership or knowledge fij Ihe tools. Parole Officer Porter charged Dial \ Massey had violated his parole in olhc-r fictions prior (o his arrest on th burglar tools poxse.sion charge. A pmmrnma of Dutch defense—war planes reputedly equal in quality tlmufili mil of course iu quantity to Ilinsc. (if any major power; ennuis that can blasted to spread their waters in flic path of invaders; adequate finli-iiircnifl weapons al strategic points; I( small but powerful army; u navy that features swift destroyers patrolling the coast line. French Western Front Proof Against a Luxembourg Attack I'AUIS, Friyiee - i,'|V - The. French army was reported Thursday to have .strengthened its positions MI greatly by recent gains on the north western end of the front facing Germany sa to niinuni/c the danger of any attempt to turn iut left flank by a thrust through neutral Luembuurg. A Thought Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society -they Infle wilh the best affections of our nature, and violate Ihe most sacred obligations. - Crabbe. • CRANIUM CRACKERS ((ilcslions mi Page One 1. World War, British inarching ••on«. 2. War of 1S1J!. written for U. h. by ['Yancis Scott Key. .'!. liji.'inish-American War. U. S. Army. •I. New Kuropcan War reported hcing sung by British Tommies marching off for France. j. Civil \\ ai. sung by Union army. Pulaski Sheriff Shortage Repaid Branch's Bondsmen Pay Off—Branch Blames Two of Deputies MTTLK HOCK -• The 520.701) short, age accounts was collect by Prose-cm- inff Attorney Pat Meliaffy from bonds men for Sheriff L. B. Branch Wednesday. Sheriff Branch, in a prepared statement, accused "two former dtiplies" of responsibility for Ihe shortage. He did not name the deputies. lie dismissed Edgar S. Collins, former chief deputy, and his assistant Charles G. McNull. May Ml, during an audit of the sheriff's accounts by Ihe slate comptroller's office <ind alter a shortage had been revealed. Ttutiil shortage reported by the state audit was $26.508.16. Sheriff Branch paid S"i.K07.i!0 when the shortage was disclosed in January. The $20.700.85 collected by Mr. Mehaffy Wednesday left fin ll-cenl balance. The difference between the amount reported find that collected is represented by an 1-cont error in a ifral'l .submitted by one of Ihe surely companies. Mr. Mehaffy said he would lose money for the county if he tried la cvillfff (lie 11 cents. Mr. Mehaffy promised that information making it possible to fix imlivnal responsibility for Ihe .shortage would lie presenled to the grand jury by Joe Uond. acuimlant employed by the grand jury, within u few weeks. Started to provide an interest in life for old jicople, one .school in Oklahoma has a .student body more than seventy years of age and five pupils more than ninetv. lliller in Warsaw BERLIN. Germany -l/Vl- H that i fuehrer Hitler went in triumph Thursday to Warsaw, Poland's fallen capital. He inspected the Na/i which effected., the city's surrender, and reviewed a j/arade of Ihe virlonim, forces immediately after the inspection. lirrmrn's Cii'W Is Iliiiiu- I1KHL1N, Germany --i/l'i-- The newspaper Frankfurtller /.eitung re-ported Thursday the crew of the German liner Bremen- more than 1)1)0 men- -bad returned to their home port od Bremerhaven last Friday after docking the ship in a neutral port. 'Ihe- newspaper did not identify the neutral port, but said ihe homecoming seamen Were given a cheering reception, and the Bermen'.s caplain was promoted to the rank of com- mandor by order of Adolf Hitler. Trench Sub (ids Ship PARIS. Franci i.-Ti— The World's largest submarine, the 'doll-tun Sur- couf, was reliably reported Tlitits- da.v lo have been Ihe French raider which captured a German merchant .ship 1,1000 miles out in the Atlantic Wednesday. Hillc-r Speaks Friday BERLIN, Germany — i.-'I'i - The German Keichstag. expected lo hear Adolf Hitler's declaration on war or peace, was summoned Wednesday for Friday noon ) (1 l,e;i,- ;| yovenmienl <krl;iivi- lion. Indications were- that Hitler would decide not go l o Warsaw Thursday for a triumphant parade uf German lroo].,s into the Polish capilal. Need fm- giving the closest attention to mter- iKitiiui;il developmenfs which might have a bearing on his Heichslag declaration was said to be his reason for stayingin Berlin. While JlilliT will talk In the lieich- slag, his remarks wil be intended for tin whole word. Neutral observer:; looked for no great departure from frequently asserted German statement that "Germany i.s ready either (Continued on Page Six) Refinery Is to Built in Columbia Shell and Atlantic Con- Constructing Plant in Magnolia Field ST. UHJ1S. Mo. -i.-Ti - The Shell Oil company announced Thusrday construction would begin on a new natural gasoline exlrai-liou p);ml ijs the Magnolia field in Columbia county, Arkansas. Tin; plant, with a daily intake capacity of l.'i million culm: feel of gas, will be owned jointly by Shell, the Atlantic Refining company and others. The Shell will be in charge ul con- Mruction and will operate the plant upon its completion. It estimated daily production will be .id.WKI gallons. Contracts for con>truclion an materials (totaling more than JGUIUHIU have been awarded. D.C.Welty,LR. Broker, Is Dead IL>art Attack Fatal to Business Man at Sleep in His Home Hock broker, died his 1.1TTLV, liUCK !.•.!<• HVIt.\. al. Lilll o! an heart attack in hi home here Thursday. Apparently in good health .h lurncd from a business trip to lius- i .sillvillo and Clarksville. and planned i to our in mtaninshrducmfwyeHbrl! i to motor in (.'her Springs Thursday, i He was found dead by his wife. | Physicians said he probably died near midnight. Blasting of Dykes and Bridges to Be Nation's Defense Desperate Dutch Prepared to Cut Great Zuider Zee Dyke IS PRICE OF PEACE Flood to Ruin Holland for Generation, But Will Risk It By E. STUART FERGUSSON NBA Service Staff Correspondent AMSTERDAM, — When and if the enemy comes, militantly neutral Holland is ready with fire and water. The traditional thoroughness of the sturdy Hollanders and a conviction datirij.; from the' Armistice in 19fS that pence had not come to stay, have given the land of dykc.s and tulips a military machine that would do justice to larger nation.?. And it? time of war, their ancient enemy, the Sea, would become their most effective ally. By blasting dykes, bridges uncl canals Holland reportedly could flood great sections of the country in 48 hours, effectively blocking the mechanized forces of the enemy and slowing down any sort of "lightning invasion". Roads Planted With "Asparagus" Beds In spite of the fact that a defensive inundation of the land would ruin much of the Netherlands for a generation, the Dutch arc determined to I<V,...m the sea .as the first- step it their country is invaded. Because much of Hoand's defense plan is arranged to delay a "frightening" attack from reaching food control centers, Utrecht, base of (ho Dutch military engineers and reputed key point in the flooding plan because it is a canal center, is heavily protected. Roads loading to Utrccbt are pock- morkc'.; with holes hiding anti-tank hiirncades of .sloping ste.e' beams thnl have been nicked named "asparagus." This "asparagus," sloping •slightly in the direction of expected attack and projecting about four feet above ground, is expected to be- highly effective in repelling tank assails, Border Defense Seems Lhfht Distance from Hie frontier seems to make little difference in extent of fortiications. Strategic points, though far inland, may be far more heavily fortified than boredr positions. For example, at Nijmeuen, on the Dutch-German border, there were great numlxn's of soldiers, but no apparent war-like activity or defense precautions. At (he iitlle (own of Kampen on the shores of the Zuider 7.ee (now Lake Ijsclineer, since the building of the 27-mile- Great Dylu->. . the atmosphere was definitely more ! martial. The major part of Kampen lies oil I the .south or east hank of the river ; I.iscl, which i.s heavily rjiianled ,-ind j might conceivable, in time of war. I become a major line of defense, Hen: { it is expected, the Dutch army would seek In hold the invaders while the- flooding strategy wa.s carried out at key cities /iifdc-r /in- Dyke is Vital I'niiit Dutch camouflage in certain fortified sections is extremely i-ffoctifl and it is difficult, efcn though one lias free access to the countryside, lo deled fortifications. However, thing are a little mire obvious at the great /Juider Zee Dyke. Thirty kilometers long, this dyke i\ the keystone ,,f the entire Zuidei 'tec land reclamination. For this dyke , I" be damaged and the North Se,' | to to Holland. And so .although the Dutch then'.- M?)VC.S our rla.v may have to piece the dyke, jus^ now it is heavily uuanuri and heavily fortified. As one rules along Iho dike, and •i|-priMches the first of two great sluice ! ways, camouflaged snouts appear, as: though from nowhere. and Meet ! mounds emerge from grassy hillocks. ' On the peninsulas, stretching along! either -' : 'e of the dyke, are concealed forts-, .iiiiuisi hidden beiiealh (lie sur- li.cc-. Barbeil wire and more "asparagus" are everywhere. Sheep jjra/o "" grass covered turrets, keeping the grass close-cropped around ihe gun ports. Occasional searchlights and aiiti- air-craft guns lie hidden beneath the tri'M of the dyke and sometime, a low-flying plane patrols the dam. And .so loday, Holland is niohili.-oil -mobilised for peace and neutrality. Holland, with an up to the minute army and many thousands, wants peace passiniiiUc-but will fight for (h-itt {tt'.'ice. Jury's Verdict Is In Favor Railroad; 0. A, Graves Judge Bar Names 0. A. Graves to Preside In Absence of Judge Bush DROP SEVERAL CASES Prosecutor Dick Huie Dis- Misses Number of Old Charges A Hempstead circuit court jury Wednesday afternoon returned a verdict in favor of the Missouri Pacific Railway company in a civil suit brought by J. T. Brooks and Jesse Court in Uccess Hemp.stead circuit court adjourned at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon until 9 a. m. Monday following a jury's verdict in favor of the defedanl Bon Stewart in a civil action case brought by Cecil String fellow who sought to collect 5194 for alleged damages to his automobile as the result of ari automobile collision in September of 1938. Legion Meeting to Be Held at 7:30 Thursday Leslie Huddleston post of American Legion will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p. m. Thursday at Hope city Hall at which time plans for financing the new legion hut will be discussed. All Legionaires arc urged to be present. Brown, both of Blevins, over alleged personal injuries sustained by the two men when they jumped from their automobile after a slow-moving freight train struck their car at the Hazel street cossing in Hope last JulyS. The plantiffs, in their joint suit, sought ?4,5000 as damages. Both testified as to head, shoulder, neck and stomach injuries. Donham of Little Rock and W. S. Atkins of Hope. For the plantitfs, Atorney John P. Vesey of Hope. Graves Named Judge As court convened Thursday morning, the Hempstead Bar Association in Attorney Graves as the special side over the court in the absence or Circuit Judge Dexter Bash who is confined to his home in Texarkana because of an inflamed ankle injury. Circuit Clerk Ralph Bailey swore in Attorny Graves as the special judge. ^ Judge Bush presided over the court Tuesday and Wednesday, but was forced to bobbin about the court room with the aid of a walking cane. He is expected to return to the bench Monday of next week, provided tile ankle i.s improved. Several Cases Dropped Prosecuting Attorney Dick Huic dismissed several cases during the Thursday morning session, cases dismissed by the court on motion of the prosecutor follow: John Cofce, assault with intent to kill Curry Allen. Allen Johnson Moore, selling intoxicating liquor. Charley Hester, assult and battery. Addie Epps, assult with intent to kill Ora Lee Knox. Denny Jones, disposing of GOO pounds of cotton on which C. F. Erwin held a landlord's lein. Carl Ellis, disposing of property subject to a landlord's leiu. A. M. Brooks, assault with intent to kill Eugene Blaekwood over the shooting nf some irogs in Mr. Brooks pond near Emmet. Navel Burns, petit larceny, for stealing a $5 pistol. Sid Coffee, as.su] I with intent to kill Curry Allen. Curry Allen, assault, with intent lo kill Sid Coffee. .1 uilgements Affirmed Several appeal cases from Hope municipal court were affirmed in decisions handed down by Special Judge Graves, who heard the following cases: Mat Noieu. operating an automobile without proper lights, judgement of the lower court affirmed. Jesse Smith, possessing untaxed liq- | nor. plea of guilty fined $25. i M. C. Maxcy, petit larceny, judgc- I men! of the lower court affirmed. Cleoplius Hoilingsworlh, possessing i whi.-ky still, judgement of the lower court affirmed. be let in would lie a crushing'blow I 1<l ' ! " m> Green, possessing a whisky 11 ii ' ' still, judgement of lower court af- I irmeii. As court recessed for Ihe noon hour 1 hnrsday. a civil case was in progress. !l Mas Ihe suit brought by Cecil 'Stringfellow against Ben Stewart in which Stringfellow seeks to collect SUM.liu for aleged damages to his automobile- as the result of a collision fil Fourth JUKI Washington street*; September 24. HISS. Testimony bail not been completed at noun. Court attaches predicted the case would go lo the jury for deliberation about inici-aftcni(i<iii. 90-Day Jail Term for Drunken Negro Also Fined $100 for Rriv- ing Auto Into Brick Porch Banister Earl Goldstein, Hope negro, who plunged his automobile into the brick porch banister of the S. H. Briant home last Saturday night, was found guilty of a drunken driving charge and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $100 by Judge W. K. Lemley at a special session of municipal court Tuesday. The negro also faces another drunken driving charge which is now pending in Hempstead circuit court. Tlie charge was filed against him about a month ago. The negro Goldstein has been held in the county jail at Washington since the episode last Saturday night in which the brick porch banister was shattered. Chairman Named for P.T.A. Session Mrs. R. V. Hall Picked As Member of Convention Unit LITTLE ROCK, Ark — (if) — J. W. Ramsey, Fort Smith, Wednesday was appointed state convention chair man for the annual meeting of the Arkansas Congress of Parents and Teachers to be held aV Fayetteville next April 22-24. Mrs. Henry Lewis F^yettevile, was named local chairman for the meeting. Other members of the state convention committee named were Mrs. R. V. Hali, Texarkana; Mrs. E. S. Leonard, Little Rock; and Mrs. Joe B. Sexton, Walnute Ridge. They were selected at a meeting of (he board of managers here. Mrs. John E. Hayes, Twin Falls, Ida., vice president, of (he National Congress of Parents and Teachers, will be honor guest at the state meeting. Findings committee, replacing the resolutions and recommendations com mittce, was set up with Mrs. W. B. Burkelt, Basselt, as chairman. Other members are T. M. Stinnett, Little Rock; Mrs. Horace Sloan, Jonesboro; Miss Claudia Kuykendall, Fort Smith; Mrs. H. A. Ross, Arkadelphia; and Dr. R. K. Kent, Fayeteville. Work of the congress' iliteracy committee was transferred (o a new rural service committee headed by C. S. Blackburn, Little Rock. Much Damage Is Caused By Fires Cotton Destroyed at West Memphis, Clarendon—• Legion Hut Burns Embargo's Repeal Is Road to War, Says Louisiana!! "If Dolia~r~Moves to Europe, Flag and Troops Will Follow It" DECISIONJSTODAY Nye Demands Divorce of Repeal and "Cash and Carry" Program - WASHINGTON —(XPj— Senator Overton, Louisiana Democrat, uring retention of the existing arms embargo told the senate Thursday the sale of armaments to European belligerents would constitute "armed intervention ori the part o£ America." Carrying on the opposition argument to the administration's neutrality bill, the Louisiana senator asserted: "Flag Follows Dollar" "Let us not entertain the fond delusion that raising the embargo is not a step toward war, *5oon the American dollar will be following American arms—and the American flag and the American soldiers will be following both to the •battle fields o£ Europe." "For by part", he declared, "I am unwilling to take a step that may, and probably will, lead us into a foreign war that will make widows of our wives, orphans or our chidren, bankrupts of us aK," corpses of our young men, and bankrupts of us all." Overton said: "Neutrality and national defense are the twin sisters' of "peace for America." Asks Scpcrate Discussion Senator Gerld Nye, North Dakota, Republican, demanded that the administration agree to divorce the proposed repeal of the arms embargo from its "cash and carry" program of neutrality legislation.,, Projxmeuts "of She; administration's legislation, he charged, are "taking the position" that repeal of the embargo must be effected before other provsons of the pendng , neutralty bill, which would restrict the nation's foreign trade, could be enacted. That, he asserted, "misleds the people and jeopardizes the peace of the United States," By llu Four major Associated Pra>» fires did thousands Case Is Rested by Bergdoll Defense Trial of Draft-Dodger at New York Nears Its Completion NEW YORK — (/P)— The defense rested Thursday without offering any witnesses in the court-martial of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, World war slacker, on charges of desertion arid escape. Earier, the prosecution rested after a brief parade of witnesses, reading a time-faded letter asserting that Bergdoll had "no desire to escape" from the custody of two army sergeants in 1920. Automobiles Collide, Lurline Rogers Hurt Miss Liirlino Jiogers .sustained a leg injury in an automobile collision about \2:'M p. in. Wednesday at Pine and Division streets. Automobiles driven by Miss Rogers anil William Rubins was bruised as the result i.f the impact, but neither wa.s si'riiHisIv hurl. dollars worth of damage- in Arkansas Wednesday. Major blax.c was a Federal Corn- prcss company cotton warehouse at West Memphis which was destroyed U'Hh 3000 bales of cotton. The flames were not controlled until they had spread to a second storehouse. A cotton platform loaded with between 35(1 and 400 bales of cotton was destroyed by fire at Clarendon. The platform was owned jointly by the .Missouri Pacific raliroad and the city of Clarendon. The cotton belonged to Monroe county farmers. Loss estimated at $25.000 w;is caused by a bla/.e that destroyed the American Legion hut and auditorium at Camden. The Moseley laundry was destroyed at Forrest City with a loss estimated at §15,000. Approximately 300 residents of Korrcst City and vicinity lost clothing ,uul linens m the blaze.. Joe Bennett, 59, Dies Wednesday Afternoon Joe Bennett. 59. died Wednesday afternoon at his home on West Division street. The funeral services will be held at 1(1 o'clock Friday morning. The plnce had not been decided ut noon Thursday. Burial will be- in Avers cemetary on the Hop.-Ccntcrvilli? load. J Fifteen men constituted a football loaju in 1877. Players were: nine linemen, one quarterback, two halfbacks, one threc.-quarterbuck, ajid two fullbacks. Livestock Sales TotaU47,153.05 More Than 2,000 Head of Cattle Are Sold During September Sales at Sutton & Collier stock barn during the month of September totaled $47,153.05. The sales included 2,200 head of cattle and 900 head of hogs in addition to other livestock. Sales are held each Tuesday at the Sutton & Collier barn. Yankees Win 2nd Game World Series Monte Pearson Shuts Out Reds With 2 Hits, Score Is 4-0 NEW YORK — (.T>>— Giving one o£ the finest pitching exhibitions in woiid series history, Marcellus Monte Pearson held the Cincinnati Reds to two singles Thursday afternoon to S ivc the New York Yankees their second straight triumph fay a score of 4 to 0. Cotton NEW ORLEANS — (f?>~ October cotton opened Thursday at 9.14 and closed at 3.11. Middliug spot. 9.17.

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