Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 7, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Aatociated Prew \ Hope 1 , VOL - - 40—NUMBER 308 Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Cloudy to partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday. HOPE, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7,1939 PRICE 5c COPY HITLER PUSHES PEACE PLAN &&-&.&&&& &&&&&&&'&&&&•-& Hope Smothers Walnut Ridge, 31 to 6, for Fourth Win of Year Dr. H. W. Gushing, 70, Famous Surgeon, Dead NEW HAVEN, Conn.-M'j—Dr. Harvey Williams dishing, who.se pioneering in modern brain .surgery won him world-wide renown, died Saturday at the age of 70. Bobcats Score In First 3 Quarters, Coast In Fourth Taylor and Ellen Romp Through Visitors for Long Gains »A SHOW OF POWER Daniels Uses Ground and Aerial Attack Most Effectively IJy I,i:ONAIU) KLUS Hope's high-powered football machine h.-icl little trouble in rolling up its fourth victory of the season hero Frirliiy night by trouncing Walnut first of the last two periods. ' Coach Kay H.-iniinotis gave 20 members of the sc|u;ul a chance, substi- lutes playing ii greater part of the first of the last two periods. Hope scored in the first, second and third quarters. Walnut Ridge put over its lone marker in (lie final period after gaining possession on Hope's 20-line as the result of a Hope fumble. Coffey, quarterback, and B. Smith fullback, advanced the ball to Hope's. 2-yard line on a series of line plays I Thc l lass w; '- s 8° od fo1 ' ' 1!) . - Vi " -cls - W;ir fund 11 pas.-;. Coffey took three punch- '"'"Bton ran 2G yards, out'maneuveringi Little Rock Noses OutJMytheville But Blytheville Outplays Tigers, Though Losing by 7 to 6 ULYTHEVILLE—Little Rock High School's Tigers showed n lot of courage in beating the Blythoville Chicle.-,. 7 to 6 here Friday night. From the standpoint of advancing the football up the field Blylhcvillc was indisputably .superior, rolling up 14 firstdown.s to -1 for Little Rock. The Tigers had only one scoring opportunity and they took it. Blylhcvillc reached scoring territory frequently only to be repulsed. The Chicks had a touchdown before the game was five minutes old. They reached the 12-yard line, lost the hall but a long pas from Hugh llarber to Dun Warrington resulted in the .score es at his right side of the line before squirmming through for the score. He attempted to pass for extra point, but failed. Hope Scores Early The game was about seven minutes old when the Bobcats opened the scoring. Hope gained considerably on a punt exchange, Taylor kicking out on the Walnut Ridge 4-yard lino. The visitors promptly punted back, Ellen being clown on the Walnut .Ridge tt 30. On (he first play, Ellen raced around his right end behind perfect interference for 'i'i yard.s, placing the ball on the eight. Taylor gained five on (wo plays and then Hope drew a 5- yard penalty. On third down, Taylor passed to Captain Joe Eason, right end, who took the ball over the goal line. Daniel's kick for extra point was wide. Tho Bohcals showed a bit of ra/.- y.le-day./.le on the second touchdown .play which came early in the second period. Hope gained possession on the Walnut Ridge 33 when Bundy took a weak Walnut Ridge punt. Taylor swung around left end for 20 yards to place the hall on the 15. Sonny Coleman took the ball for five yards over right tackle and lateral- cd to Taylor for the other 10 yards, and touchdown. About two minutes before the half ended Taylor broke loose for lit) yards, (he longest run of the game, for Hope's third touchdown. He .start' *od over li!ft tackle, swung deep a- rovmd his left end and outran Die Walnut Ridge team. Taylor passed lo J, D. Jones, but the extra point was nullified when Hope drew a 5-yard penally for off-side. Taylor then attempted a drop-kick, hut missed. The gun ciicdfd !)ic \\i\\t with Hope out in front, 11) lo (1. Score Two in Third. The third quarter saw some fancy hall toting by Hobby Ellen, who has an obsession for speed. \' To begin with, lie look a Walnut Ridge punt on his own 10 and with a burst of speed brought it hack up the field to his 45. On the next play be raced around right end for 15. Daniels plunged for six and then Daniels passed lo Eason for a firs! down on the 25. Nice interference gave Ellen a start around right end—and that was all ho needed. He outran the Walnut Hidgc safety to .score. Daniels failed to convert. • f The visitors received, returned to their own 45, but lost the ball when Jim'nvy Simms recovered a fumble in midfield. Ellen cut loose for 7 and two Tiger secondary men lo reach the goal. A pas was completed on the try for extra point but the receiver stepped oul of bounds. It was near the middle of the opening period that the Little Rock lads came through. Howard Hughes, all- slate back, whom this correspondent nominates as one of Little Rock's greatest players of the pa.st 10 years dropped a punt dead on Ihc Blytheville one-yard line. This left the Chicks no alternative but to punt. Lloyd got off a good kick, standing deep in his end zone, and sent the ball .spiraling to Hughes on Ihe 40, Hughes hula-hipped it to the Chick seven. Carter was slopped twice hut Hughes took a lateral from Bedford Smith, following a itevcrso from Carter, anH stepped acros Ihe goal jus! before going oul of Lee Elliott, 53, Commits Suicide By Shooting Self Hempstead County Farm- 1 er Ends Life at 8 p. m. Friday ILL HEALTH BLAMED Lived at Holly Grove Community North of This City Lee Elliott, 53, well-to-do Hempstead county fanner, committed suicide at H p. in. Friday at his home in the Holly Grove community north of Hope. Cornrn- J. H. Weaver viewed the body and announced thai no inquest would be necessary. He listed the case as suicide. Mr. Elliott had been in ill health a number of years and had previously threatened to lake his life, Corner Weaver said. The investigation showed that Elliott walked into his front yard and shot himself with a .,'i8 calibre pistol. The bullet entered the right temple. Death was in.sUmtanous. Cornor Weaver announced that one-ounce chloroform bottle was also found beside the body of Elliott. Thc bottle was empty. Mrs. Elliott was in the dining room of her home when she heard Ihe report of Ihe pistol, and on investigation found her husband lying on the ground, dead. Mr. Elliotl had been a resident of the Holly Grove community several years. ll could not be learned when funeral services were to be held. The only immediate survivor is his widow. (Continued on Page 77irec) Ship Helpless Against Mine, the Most Deadly Weapon Known to Naval Fighters Mines Anchored From 5 to 20 Ft. Below Sea Level Charge Is Set Off When Ship Collides With the Mine SOME 'CONTROLLED' Certain Mine-Fields Aite Operated From Station on Shore He Fills in a Blank HONOLULU, T. H.—</T'i—To fill in a scientific "blank" on the map of Polynesia, Dr. Truman G. Tuncker, Do Pauw university botanist, s off to Ihe island of Nine. The little known island is 300 miles south of Samoa and has a population of 4,000. By NKA Service WASHINGTON—The only way a ship can detect mines is to strike one— and then it's too late. Considered deadliest of naval weapons, the mine carries 100 to 500 pounds of high explosives and will sink a ship almost instantly. It is almost impossible for a ship to travel any distance through a mine field. Mines are anchored five to 20 feel below Ihe surface. Thc average mine is about four feel in diameter. It costs thousands of dollars, although generally less than the $8000 for a torpedo. Mines usually are loaded with TNT and cordite because they give a"n "intense" explosion, but ordinary guncotton smclimes is used. M.sl mines arc self-acling-the collision between ship and mines set off the charge. In such mines either a lever or a scries of pins Sets off the charge. They are operated cither mechanically or electrically. In tire lever type, the case is cylin- rical, with the lever coming off the great ball at t. tangent. When a ship strikes the mine, the lever drives the firing pin against (he primer. The pin (Continued on Page Three) Army of Million Men May Be Trained in Dixie This Winter (Continued on Pace Three) CRANIUM CRACKERS Events of New War If you've followed recent news, you will be able to answer these questions about the new war in Europe. 1. What area on the Western Front that was a prominent Warld War battlefield is again a no-man's land? 2. What porl on the Bailie Sea is nu longer called a "free city?'' ;j. What British warship was sunk by a submarine in early weeks of the war? 4. Along what river die! Poles make their .stand in defense of Warsaw? T). Whal nation planned to repel Gt'i'iiK'ii inv.isioii with water? un i'iigc 'J Wo The following IVa.sliinglon dis- IHitrli, exclusive lo NEA Service, is from Thomas IM. Johnson, famous World War correspondent and author of many distinguished books and articles on military topics .. . A recent series of articles on the defense (if the Panama Canal, which Johnson wrote on assignment from NICA, are regarded in mililaiy circles as the most comprehensive and authentic rcporling ever done on (his vital subject. By THOMAS !M. JOHNSON (Written for NKA Service) O KlItST PHOTO—This striking planc's-cye view, never before published, Kli'iivs the V. S. Army's only completely mechanized division—(lie streamlined provisional Second Division, passing in review at Fort Sam Hoirton, Tex. Additional mechanized divisions modeled after (his one, arc being planned. voice would speak a language htal militaristic European powers would understand. Or, if peace conferences Jail, that we may be ready for whatever happens anywhere. To fill thai very large order will take- feats of expansion to lax the Army and Ihe nation. That is wJi.v President. Roosevelt has just ordered the Army und Navy to go ahead and spend money—unauthorized by Con- grebs—for housing, fur hospituli/ulion WASHINGTON —T lie American i and for reconditioning obsolete vessels. Army is nol at war—but neither is it exactly at peace. It i.s struggling to make Hself .strung, su thin if Ibis country, should juia an international peace conference, But it may prove Ilia! thyl's not the hall of it. H i.s indicated here today that cvcnlt soon will force those responsible for uur|the security of the United State. 1 i •s to consider .seriously Ihc most formidable and expensive plans for "peact- lime" armament in American history. Those plans contain three major points.: 1. The Army would be raised lo a million or men. 2. This force would be supplied as quickly as possible with the latest equipment at an immcdiutte additional cost of iJoOO.UOO.OOO. !i. All this would be done quickly enough to permit starting lo rlain the force (his winter in Southern eanlun- ments, as in the World War. Such steps would double the in- Minc sweeping scene. A sailor swam to the mine caught by the line of buoys lo unscrew (he detonators. Thc mine layer, Ellcry W. Miles, which was built for the U S Army, not the navy. It was designed to lay mines as part of the army defense system at San Francisco. ^ Mines are laid from the sweeping uftcrdeck. Mine will Hoot unless held down) When weight on "distance" rope hits bottom, slack locks reel in anchor and no more line is played out to mine. With reel locked, anchor drags mine under desired 10 feet. Pawl to lock reel when distance" rope goes slack Diagrammed views showing how a mine is laid at a fixed depth below the surface. (Continued on P^ge Three) Universe so Vast It Baffles Radio Radio Message That Got to Center Might Never Get Back By HOWARD W. ULAKKSLKK AP Science Kdilor NEW YORK — How big is the universe'.' Thc answer is, according lo what telescopes now see as fact, so big that a radio message could not be sent across it and back again. This idea of making Ihe vastness comprehensible was figured out by Sir Arthur Eddington, one of Britain's foremost astronomers. Thc 200-inch telescope, which is expected to see nebulae, which are huge collections of stars, 950 million light years away from earth. A light year is the distance light goes in one year ;il 186,000 miles a second. A radio message travels at light's .speed. But when it had (ravelled 950 million years the message would .still not be even near Ihc nebula. This is because the universe is expanding. Al Hie end <>[ y. r )0 million years the nebula would have travelled 620 million light years farther away. Hence the radio message would not arrive until 1!)00 million years after leaving earth. It could not get back in IflOO million years, however, because the expansion, which grows more rapid all the time, would keep the earth moving ahead of the radl message at almost Ihe speed of the message itself. Cut after countless mi/lions of years. Sir Arthur figures, this message would overtake the earth. A message scnl to any nebula beyond 950 million light years distance, he say:;, would never get back. So the new telescope is likely to see Ihc limit to which a message can be sent. Wheelchair Marriage LOS ANGELES—I.I 1 !—As 300 guests watched. Roy E. Short and Viola Slocum, both invalids, were married here. The principals occupied wheelchairs, as did the oilier chief members of Ihe wedding party. Mrs. F. H. Douthit's Mother Dies in Texas Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Yancey. mother of Mrs. F. H. Douthit of Hope, Route 2, who died Tuesday night Ihe lit/me of her daughter Mrs. W, L. Gillespie, in Cooledge, Texas, were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Rose-Nealh Funeral Home in 'Shreveport, La., with the Rev. Dana Dawson, pastor of the First Methodist church of Shreveport officiating and interment in the Greenwood cemetery in Shreveport. She was a member of the Methodist church having joined at an early age. She has made her home with her daughter Mrs. Douthit for the past 20 years. She is scrvived by her two daughters, Mrs. Douthil and Mrs. Gillespie, three sorts W. C. and J. H. Yan- ccy Jr. of Shreveport and J. C. Yancy of Harlingen, Texas, two brothers, M. A. Love of Shreveport and O'. L. Love of Great, Bend, Kansas, and one sister Mrs. Minda Moore of Memphis, Tcnn. Several grandchildren and great- grandchildren also survive. Red Face Dep't (Pink Slip Division) HUTCH1NSON, Kas. —W—There are al leasl three kinds of slips, Vaden Slroud, assistant football coach at Hiic-JiiiiATOi high school, was on duty at the high .school door with instructions to let in no students unless they had pink slips—a sort of pass. So Slroud slopped a pretty girl. "Let's see your pink slip." said he. Thc girl blushed. So did Slroud as she tilted the <xlge of her dress. " I must have made a slip," said Slroud. • Everybody Wants the Same Territory LARAM1E. Wyo.—(*i—The trailci camp ground is a favorite place this year for University of Wyoming students. So many wanted to park their trailers here for the winter, using them as college living quarters. Ihe place became overcrowded. Locations, will Ughl and waler connections, rent for §5 lo §10 a month. Grid Injury Fatal for Blevins Boy German Fuehrer Confident Plan To Be Accepted Mussolini Stands Ready To Help Proposal to End the War S. ARMY Army Will Be Expanded to Full Peace-Time Limit BERLIN— (IP)— Colleagues o£ Adolf Hitler represented the fuehrer Saturday as "serenely confident that his peace appeal would be heeded." His speech before the- Deichstag Friday was characterized authoritatively* as a political offer demanding a clear-cut political reply." But sources close to him said he would refuse to give further elucidation of his speech as a preliminary to negotiations for armistice. Because Hitler's offer was regarded as a broad political gesture—not as a "narrow" diplomatic document— German officialdom; saw no reason why President Roosevelt or any other neutral need assure himself of accep- ;ance of the offer of. mediation before making it. Italy Will Aid ROME — (ff) — Authoritative Italian sources described Premier Mussolini Saturday as ready to help Adolf Hitler's . proposals for..; -ending the.' war, provided Great Britain and .France signified their willingness. Editorials in the controlled fascist press indicated that the government was not stepping forward to push along the proposals. .The newspapers merely advocated, aceptance. of Hitler's overtures as offering "constructive basis for negotiations." Neutrality Bill • WASHINGTON—(JP)-The senate de^ clared a "truce for rest' 'in the battle over the neutrality revision bill Saturday. ^ Administration forces claimed additional votes for repeal of the arms embargo, and both sides prepared for the first test of strength next Tuesday. The war department announced its intention Saturday to expand the army to a full peace-trme limit of 280,000 men, and at the same time ordered mas training tills winter of seven new "streamlined" divisions. Five divisions and additional units comprising more than 65,800 troops will be concentrated first at scattered southern points, then at Fort Benning, Ga., for large scale training as army corps. Chester Phillips, 15, Succumbs of Injury in Football Practice Chester Phillips, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Phillips, north Hempstead county farm family, died in Cora Donnell hospital at Prescott at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon of injuries sustained in football practice at Blevins high school about a week ago. The funeral service had been tenla- livcly sel at 2 o'clock Saturday afler- noon al Pleasant Hill, but the Prescott undertaker said Saturday noon that pending word from relatives the hour might be changed. Blevins Grid Team In 20 to 0 Victory Foster and Nolen Lead Blevins Squad to Victory Friday The Blevins High School football team defeated Stephens, 20 lo 0, on the Blevins field Friday afternoon. Foster and Nolen were outstanding in the Blevins linei'.p, Vo'-ler scoring two of the three turchdowns. N-;U\n .scored the ih'. ; -[|. \Vundol for Stephens was the outsta'.iding player in the v.'sitor's lineup. lilosir.i made c>i<;hl first downs to Stephens. Kiel-ill.-: gained tlisce fur YM ya.d; from scnmniugu as eom- j.-Jied 1.1 35 /or Stephen.-, t levins at- U'lnrtcd SIM passes, com] ;ued four. Stephens attempted four i-iid competed 1. Investigate Rumors SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—(/P}—The federal bureau of investigation is checking upon persistent rumors of sabotage aboard the Battleship Arizona, now in a Los Angeles harbor. J. Edgar Hoover, bureau head, said here Saturday that he would return to Los Angeles to pursue the investigation. To Discuss Trade HELSINKI-^)-The foreign ministry announced Saturday that the Russian government had suggested that Finland send a delegate of Moscow to discuss political and economic 'mailers of mulual concern. The Finnish government has yet acled on the invitation. However, Finland's minister (o Moscow is presently conferring with Soviet officials concerning a trade agreement. Hitler's "Peace" Rejected FARTS, France—(/P)—Premier Dala- dier Friday night gave France's answer to Adolf Hitler's peace proposal with a blunt declaration that the European war would be fought until "the victory which alone will permit assurance of u regime of real justice and lasting peace in Europe." Two hours after Hitler outlined his peace formula to the Reichstag, Dala- dier told the French Senate Foreign Affairs Committee that: "France and Great Britain will never lay down their arms 'until that peace has been effectively assured. "France and Britain are waging war lo end a reign of aggression, to end the need of mobilizing every six A Thought Men fear death, as if unquestionably the Creates evil, and yet no man knows ll-.st it may not be the greatest good—\V. JSJitford. (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW YORK-t^f-October cotton opened Saturday at 9.12 and closed at 9.11. Middling spot 9.15,

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