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World-Wide Newt Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weath«f ARKANSAS-Partly cloudy, Cooler Tuesday night; Wednesday fair, rising temperature in northwest portion. VOLUME 40—NUMBER 309 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY GERMAN ATTACK IS REPULSED First Murder Case of October Term Is Heard Tuesday Dave Williams, Negro, On Trial for Slaying of His Wife OTHER CASES HEARD Jury Exonerates J. B. 'Prcscott On Theft Charge A Hempslead circuit court jury early * Tuesday afternoon was deliberating the fate of Dave Villiums. negro, for the murder of his common-law-wife, Katie Lee Adams. Williams went on trial Tuesday morning and the c;ise required practically all of the morning. U was the fiict murder trial heard at this session Several Other Cases A jury Monday afternoon exonerated J. B. Precsott, white man, for the alleged theft of a coat, compact aiu' watch, the property of Billy Bob Ncw- • burn, Robert Lee Laecy. negro, entered < plea of guilty to grand larceny am was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary. The ease of Red Thearl, charged with grand larceny, was discharged by reason of insanity. Thearl has been confined in the state hopilal. The report from the hospital was submitted to the court. Horace Vines entered a pica of guilty to forgery, the sonlcncc being ' deferred until the April term of court, 1U40. Wallace Johnson, negro, pleaded guilty to possession of a whisky still and was fined $50. The fine was stayed until January, John L. Jones, negro, pleaded guilty lo aggravated assault and WHS fined $23 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail. The- fine was stayed fid days. The charge was reduced from assault with intent lo kill. , ( Jcttic Lewis pleaded guilty to as- *'sault and battery and was assessed a fine of $25. The fine was stayed GO days. The charge was reduced from assault with intent to kill, Andrew Neid, white youth, went on trial early Tuesday afternoon on a charge of stealing a truck, the property of Veniic Coynes. Testimony started about 2 p. in. Tlicft Case Wednesday Throe Fulton negroes, James Dock Woodard, Wallace Sutton and Doc ^ I Lee are .scheduled to go on trial Wednesday morning for the theft of '.100 pounds of cotton, the property of W. J. Anderson of Fulton. The negroes were arrested Monday by Sheriff C. E, Baker, Deputies Tom Middlcbrooks and Ed Wilson of fW- lun. The cotton was stolen last Friday Jiighl, taken to a Washington «in where it was baled and then brought to Hope and .sold, according to officers. Gas That Kills Humans Makes Plants Grow WESLACO, Tcx.-t/I')—Huiiumc uses have been found for many World War gases, says Dr. George/ H. Godfrey, plant pathologist at the state experiment farm. Dr. Godfrey is using one the gases, cholropierin, for sterilizing soils. He said chrysanthemums planted in treated soils were larger than those growing in untcrated places. The gas removes fungi and weed seeds from competition with the plant that is wanted. Mass Meeting in New Orleans Asks Prosecutor Recall Grand Jury Turns Against Parish Prosecutor Charles Byrne GAMBLING PROFITS 1 I Russia, Technically at Peace, Holds Key as European War Begins Second Month Pulaski Is to Be Honored by 115 A Flag' Will Be Displayed Wednesday Honoring Polish Hero General Casi'mir Pulaski, Polish hero who was killed 1GO years ago at Savannah, Ga.. fighting for liberty in the American Revolutionary War, will be honored Wednesday, October 11. by the display of the American flag on postofficcs, all other federal buildings, and many private structures. A proclamation by President Roosevelt declared: A Proclamation Whereas we do honor lo ourselves and our nation in honoring those sons of foreign nations who assisted in the establishment of the United Slates of America; and Whereas one of these names we hold in high esteem is Count Casimir Pulaski, who. met death on October 11, 1779, in consequence of his exploits in the assault upon Savannah; and Whereas the Seventy-sixth Congress, by Public Resolution 29; approved on July 15, 1939, provided: 'That the President of the United Slates of America is authorized to Issue a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on October 11, 1939, and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of Ihe death of General Casimir Pulaski.' Now, therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United Stales of America, do direct that the flag he displayed upon all Government buildings on October 11, 1939, as a mark of respect to the memory of General Casimir Pulaski, and do hereby invite the people of the United States to observe that day as General Pulaski's Memorial Day and to participate with appropriate ceremonies in .schools and churches or other suitable places in the commemoration of General Pulaski's death on October 11, one hundred and sixty years ago. Six Are Indicted for Evasion of Federal Income Tax NEW ORLEANS, La.—(/p»—A mass meeting of 5,000 angry citizens which booed the name of Governor Earl Long for more than a minute broke Up without disorder at the criminal district court building here Tuesday after hearing speeches denouncing District Attorney Charles Byrne and launching a movement for his recall. Meanwhile, Byrne was busy niside the biulding arranging ft hearing in his own defense charges filed by seven members of the Orleans parish grand jury Monday demanding that lie be removed as their counselor Quick Conquest of Poland Followed by Balkan Crisis Russia's Dominance in Balkans Affects Many, '(Neutral Nations THE DARDANELLES « Arc Imlicited NEW ORLEANS, La -</Vj-Income tax evasions exceeding a half million dollars in connection with an alleged slot machine racket which flourished in New Orleans (or sereval years were charged to six person in an indictment returned by the federal grand jury Monday. The evasions were said to be the .second largest case ever brought, next only to the $5,000,000 evasions charged to M. Y. Anncnberg, Phildolphia publisher. Nine counts were brought. Defendents included Frank Costello, described in New York as a former slot machine king; Philip Kastcl, alias Harold Miller of Stanford, Ct.; Dudley Geigerman, Harold Geigerman, alias Horn Id Miller; James Altman, otherwise known as Jake Altman, all of New Orleans. Thegovcnimcnt asked thai bonds » District Dentists Conclude Meeting Officers Are Elected and Camden Chosen Next Convention City TKXARKANA—The day meeting of the Southwest district ^j^of tin 1 Arkansas Dental Association ended Monday afternoon after a final day of technical .speech and discussion i» !he Hotel McCartney cojive.stiou room. Ur. Hoy O. Klam of Nashville, Term., member of Ihe American Academy of Hestoralive Dentistry, was the first clinician to address members, speaking with authority on "Restorative Den- lisiry." Dr. W. . Hutchison, Little- Ruck, spoke mi oral surgery and Dr. R. A Berry, Little Rock, presented a ^u paper introducing the use of vitullium .ierews in .setting fractures of the mandible, a new practice in modern dentistry, A group of district dentists who recently passed stale board requirements were admitted memberships. Dr. J. R. York and Dr. Frank King, both of Texarkana, were included in the group. Dr. F. D Henry. Hope, retiring president of the district group, conducted the 1'JIO elections Monday uflcrnoon. Cfifcers elected were Dr. Sam Ball i**KI Dorado, president, Dr. C. M. Gore Mena. vice president, and Dr. John Wyrick. Texarkana, secretary-treasurer. The officials elected Sunday for program and golf arrangements were Dr. H E. Hanna, El Dorado president, Dr. Roy Golden, Arkadelphia, vice president and Dr. Halpl Williams, 101 Dorado, secrclary-lrea Mirer. Camdon was .selected for the site o Ihe liMII meeting. F. D, Endorsement Rejected by AFL "Blanket Endorsement" of Party Denied by Labor Convention CINCINNATI, Ohio — (/1V — The American Federation of Labor convention voted non-concurrence Tuesday with a resolution calling for endorsement of President Roosevelt mid the New Deal. Without Ihe dobufe or tumult that attended previous discussion of the Roosevelt administration, the convention uphold Ihe resolutions committee hiding that the federation could not ivc the "blanket endorsement" called or in a resolution submitted By the onnccticul Stale Federation of Labor. oof $75,000 each be posted by Kastcl and Costello nnd that the four New Orleans men be required to furnish bonds of ?25,000 eneh. Three were arrested tonight. The indictment recites the bcrif but highly profitable period when "chief" .slot machines in New Orleans grossed well over a million dollars a year and where, by falsifying "partnership in- Kastel and Costellobclief:iihWsf .ri tercst," the indictment charges, $229,- •I5B 34 in surtaxes were evaded. The government charges that Kastcl and Coslcllo owned the business and brought the owners, including G. R. Brainard, now recoascd inlo Ihe scheme as "partners" when as a matter of fact, the government charges Allman was the combine's bookkeeper and the Gaigcrmans were collectors. Brocato, alias Moran, was a close friend of seroval persons ranking high on the slate's political roster. As in Last War, This Turkish Passage Agaia Becomes Vital By WILLIS THORNTON NEA Service Staff Correspondent The war behind the war—that is, the wordy war of the diplomats—enters a new phase at the end of the first month, just as does the military war. With the conquest of Poland an accomplished fact, the way is open to shifts in the lineup as radical as that which opened the door to war on September 1—the quick shift of Russia from the British-French to the German side. ; The outstanding diplomatic fact of the war thus far is that the dominant factor is a country which Ls not even j at war. H was Russia's pact with j Germany on August 27, arranging I mutual non-aggression and a trade treaty between the countries, which gave Germany the green light for the invasion of Poland on September 1. It was Russia's armistice with Japan in Outer Mongolia September 15 and her sudden invasion of cast Poland and quick agreement on division, of, A.MJ spoils with Germany that gave Japan the green light in resuming the conquest of China. And it is Russia's now-dominant position in the Balkans which will determine any changes in lineup which may follow the complete con- Japan, Ruiila ilgn armiitic* on Monchu kuo bordtr dliput*. 20,000 rcportid killed in rtntwcd Japanese drive in south central China. Further threat made to western powers' holdings in Far East. Report Russia plans tphere of influence in Baltic, Germany in Balkans. V;'MONGOLIA ANCH.- NORTH POLE UNITED STATES Cotton NEW YORK- -i/l'i—October cotto: opened Tuesday at '.l.tll and closed a y.U'. Middling -soot SI.M. Convicts Charged in Marine Death Lloyd Raybuni and Clifton Davidson Named in Fosse's Death Dr. Don Smith Is Injured In Crash Sustains Fractured Rib, Bruised, In Collision With Negro Dr. Don Smith of Hope sustained a fractured rib and was bruised about the body in an automobile collision at 10:30 a. in. Tuesday at the Frisco railroad tracks on Wcsl Division street. His car was struck by an automobile driven by a negro who leaped from 1m car and fled. The negro had not been found at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Smith automobile was badly damaged. Dr. Smith, who was riding with a Mr. Davis, city c'mploye, was driving cast on Division and the negro was driving south along the Frisco tracks. Apparently the negro was not injured. His automobile, left at the scene of the crash, was not damaged badly. It was reported thai the negro had just bought the automobile a few minutes before the crash. Dr. Smith was removed lo his home on South Elm street. Canada decloro war, guardf ttrafcgtc areas, will «end (ly«ri ta aid Britain. U, S. Congresi rntelt to •trengthen neutrality, will act on embargo repeal. "Keep out of war" movement spreads. United Statei propotei "lafety belt" around •America!/ •roiil tuggettt "emfoiiw truce" at rvn- American conference. 'British warshipi in North Sea blockade attacked by Noli bomberi. English enforce contraband control, halt shipt, seize cargoes. Subs, minet take toll of 33 allied ships, 10 neutrals, including British aircraft carrier Courageous, liner Atheni*. British worships link three tJ «r m a n vessels, mines destroy two mar*. After A month of war: Repercussions arc felt in almost every sccOon of the globe. LITTLE HOCK—W—Police Tuesday filed murder charges against Lloyd Rayburn and Clifton Davidson, acl- nitted escapees from the Hunlsvillc i Texas) prison, in connection with the slaying last Friday of U. S. Marine Sergeant Sigur Fosse. Politics Future For Cape Women CAITOWN— M 1 )— WO/IK-II hnvc a definite place in the future of politics of South Africa, Dr. A. Marais Moll, M. P., insists. Members of Parliament have to listen In views and wishes of women con- Mituonts but there arc no women on boards which consider legislation. The Wheat Control Board and the butter biard are two important bodies where a woman's opinion wuuld be special value, he suid. of Higher Education at a Lower Cost AUSTIN, Tex—(/I 0 )—The cost of education at the University of Texas has declined from $275 a year per student In S200 in the jjasl 10 years. University officials predicted that with added efficiency the cost may decline to as little as $140 iiithc near future. Fossilized Bacon'.' LA CONNER, Wash.-i/I'l-Hunting agates on the Oregon coastline. Joseph Lc Ballistcr found a .strangely striped pice of stone. Jewelers who examined it told Le Ballisler they thought it was a piece of fossili/cd bacon, hundreds of years old. The agate collector has turned duwn faJicy prkci, for the stone. quest of Poland. Thus a country echnieally neural and a peace do- minaes he diplomacy of he war. The European War, cnhusiastically called World War No. 2 by some, is scarcely thai as yet. Britain, France and Germany arc the only countries at war True, her associates, Australia New Zealand, Canada, Egypt, Soutl Africa, and North Ireland, have joinet Britain. There have been none of tin world-wide actions on separated front like the World War campaigns ii Africa, Turkey, Arabia, China, an Russia. Old lineups were immediately shat tercel on September 1. The Germa agreement with Russia broke th Anti-Comintern Pact which was sup posed to have united Germany, Italy and Japan in opposition to Soviet Com munism. The latter two immediatel became neutral. The same frantic pressure from both sides immediately was applied to Italy and the netutrals of southeastern Europe. British Ambassador Sir Percy Loraine and French Ambassador Andre Francios-Poncct were constantly at the lUiMan foreign office. British pressure on Turkey helped hold her firm as a neutral despite the German campaign of Franz von Papcn, sent there by Hitler several months before the crisis. Russia Gets In (in Spoils By September 15, when it was clear thai Hitler's armies could go through Poland clear to the Russian border in short order, Russa made her hurred truce with Japan and moved in to assure herself of her share. Probably by prcarrangcment, Russan and German rcprescntatves met at Brosl-Ltovsk, the same town where Germany once douted a humiliating peace to Russia, lo divide the spoils. Russia got a frontier as far west as the Warsaw-Vistula line, in territory which Hitler can defend form the wcsl scarcely belter than Ihe Poles could from Ihe east Stalin won a larger Russian border along Hungary and Rumania, thus giving him a virtual veto power over further German expansion to the southeast along the Berlin-to-Bagdad route. Any further Hitler gains in that direction must be cither by arrangement with or in despite of Russia. The small Baltic stales, Estonia, Lit- huana. and Lalva, by extenson of the Rusain frontier to East Prussia, were placed completely at Russia's mercy. On September 21 the assassinalion of Premier Armand Colinescu in Rumania brought that country to tension, with ruthless reprisals against the quasi-Fascist Iron Guard organization. On the same clay President Roosevelt of the United Slates put before a .'•pecial session of Congress his proposals to repeal the arms embargo. Nevada Man Dies of Crash Injuries Frank Barker of Laneburg Succumbs In Little Rock LITTLE ROCK— (IP)— Frank Barker, about 35, of Laneburg, Nevada county, died here Monday of injuries suffered on an automobile collision here Three other persons injured were R. F. Whiddon, 34, Lilllc Rock automobile salesman, who suslaired a serious head injury; George Cobb, 29 of Louann, Ouachita county, had his leg broken, and Donald G'eolive, 27 Smackover, a cut on the face anc shoulders. 2 Are Killed in a New York Blasl Score of Others Injured ii Dry Cleaning- Plant Explosion NEW YOKK-f/l 3 ;—Al least two pel- sons, one a woman, wore killed ant a score were injured Tuesday when ai explosion wrecked a dry cleaning establishment and collapsed the wall of an adjoining theater near Madison avenue. Increase Shown In Taxable Property Assessed Value of Real and Personal Property Here Hiked $151,333 J. W. Bradley, assistant tax supervisor of the state corporation, commission, announced Tuesday that the assessor's abstract of the assessed value of real and personal properly of Hempstead county for the year 1939 shows an increase of $151,333 over the year 1938. The increase in assessed value of personal property is ?109,G63 and real estate $<U,G70. Much of the increase, Mr. Bradley announced, is due to additional property recorded. The adjustment by the county equalization board also increased the assessed value of the sum of $51,315, Mr Bradley announced. Executioner for 5 States Is Beat French on Three Sides of German CitySaarbruecken German Infantrymen 'At tempt Advance After Big Barrage BRITISHJTO REPLY Delay Answering Hitler, While Talking to the Dominions PARIS, France—(#•)—French troops were reported Tuesday to have turned back numerous German assaults south 'of the stragelic city of Saarbr'uecken. with hand grenades and rifle fife. The Nazi thrusts, these reports indicated, were apparently aimed at breaking the French' lines which arc tightening on three sides of SaSr- brueckn. The German raiding parties also sought to take prisoners and obtain information on French advence pos- itins, it was said. A heavy artillery battle, launched by the Germans Sunday and answered by the French batteres n a 90-mIe sector from the Luxembourg border to Lauterbourg, provded the background for the acton. New Htlcr Statement BERLIN, Germany—{/P)—Adolf Hiter declared Tuesday Germany s de- ermined to fight to the bitter end if necessary, "and once more laid res- lonsibility for continuing the struggle in the Reich's adversaries. In a 21-minute speech opening the lazis winter relief campaign, the •eiehfuehrer said he expressed his country's "readiness for peace" but f this is declined by the Western. Alies the fight would go on Winter relief work, he demanded, must obtain results never before achieved, not only because great task's lie ahead created by war but also be- , cause the' world must be skavin?~he said, that rumors of disunion within the Reich are unfounded. "What the future may; bring we do not know," the fuehrer declared, "but of this we are certain: No power on. earth ever again will be able to force Germany to her knees. They will not defeat us militarily, economically, or physically." Robert G. Elliott Put Death Hauptmann and Others NEW YORK— (/Pj— Robert G. Elliot official executioner for five eastern states, died Tuesday at his home i Richmond Hill, Queensborough. The executioner, 65, Had been i since last May. Among the persons he put to deat were: Bruno Richard Hauptmani kidnaper of the Lindbergh baby; Sacco and Vanzotti, convicted in a Mass- 1 achusetts murder and central figures in a world-wide protest movement. The entire world has only about 5110,000,000,000 in money ion. in circulat- CRANIUM CRACKERS measure which would greatly help the British-French forces. Two days later there met at Panama a united conference of 21 American re-publics intent on devising ways lo .stay oul of war together, yet defending their common rights and cush- (Continued on Page Three) European Leaders With war in Europe, these European leaders were spurred to action. Which phrase describes one of their many movements during the first few weeks of conflict? 1. Adolf Hitler: ta) Retired lo his inountain retreat; (b> hid in a Berlin air-raid shelter; lc> went to the Polish front. 2. Bcnto Mussolini; (m Flew to Berlin to plead for peace with Hitler; (b) opened a new campaign in Ethopia; U 1 ) remained silent in Rome. 3. Duke Windsor: la) Returned with Duchess lo England; tb) sailed for his Hawaiian plantation; <c) retired to villa on Mediterranean. 4. Neville Chamberlain: 'a> Inspected hospitals in Welsh mining area; tb> conferred with Premier Daladier in Paris; (c* went fishing in Ihe Irish Sea. Answers on J'uge Two Iroquois Nearing America's Coasl Convoy Protects Linei Against Threats of Torpedoing PORTLAND, Me. — (/Pi — As the 'threatened" American refugee liner Iroquois neared the United States Monday night navy officials declined co'mment on whether a search was under way for a strange submarine reported sighted within striking distance of the vessel's normal cousc. A coast guard plane from the Salem, Mass., air base flew over the area where the mystery craft was re- purted seen Sunday morning by ArUi- ur R. Grecnlcaf, Maine sea and shore fisheries' commissioner, but coast guardsmen described the flight as a routine patrol. Grecnlcaf said that while cruising in a small boat 15 miles south of Portland he sighted a gray submersible moving in u southeasterly direction— a course thai 'might cross the path of the Iroquois. which under normal conditions would pass Nantucket shoals, about 200 miles dow nthc coast, Tuesday. Heavily guarded by a convoy of United States naval vessels, the Iro- (|iiois is bound from Erie with 584 Americans fleeing the European war /.one. She is due in New York on Wednesday. The convex' was ordered when German Grand Admiral Erich Racdcr notified President Roosevelt he had learned the Iroquois would be sunk. District Meet of Kiwanis at Spa Leaders Point to Part Organization Can Play In Peace HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—W-Dislricl leaders of Kiwanis/lnternational pointed Monday to the part their organization can play in "peace, Christianity and democracy" in speeches delivered before Ihe dislrict convention from Missouri, Kansas, and'Arkansas. "If ever a time Kiwanis \vas needed, it is now," said Sidney McMath, Hot Springs, in his welcome address. This was echoed by Henry W. Thiessen, Hutchinson, Kans., who asked: "Shall the torch of Christianity, democracy and Kiwanis be blacked out?" 'Seven new clubs have been added to the district organization, secretary Fred Weiland, Jr., Topcka, Kans., reported, adding that the number of 5095 members is a new all.lime high for the district. Over BOO had registered Monday. Committee meetings were held during the afternoon. A flood show and dance were scheduled Monday night before the delegates returned to serious minded business sessions Tuesday morning. Insects do not grow after once attaining the iidult sutgc. Blackouts Making Good Knitters LONDON-t/i')—Blackouts and long evenings have started a boom in knitting. Women who have been evacuated, finding small means of occupying leisure time in lonely villages, have taken out their knitting needs to range from sweaters for personna use lo heel-less bed socks and opera- lion stockings for hospitals. A Thought it is not Luve gives itself; !.—Longffllow. Britain Delays Reply LONDON, England -(/P)- Prune Minister Chamberlain postponed from Wednesday until Thursday the House of Commons speech in which he is expected to reply to Adolf Hitler's peace overtures. Sir John Simon, chancellor of the exchequer, told the commons that postponement had been decided on to allow fuller consultation with the dominion governments. Immediately after Sir John's announcement, Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood told the huse that the Ryal Air Free had made a "complete photographic map of the Siegfried line." Finland in Danger HELSINKI, Finland-^)—AU civilians who can go were urged to make immediate preparations to leave the environs of Helsinki and Viipuri, 'm a broadcast Tuesday by Minister of the Interior Urho Kekkonek. He said the measure was purely precautionary, but the sooner carried out the better. The warning was given as a Finnish mission was on its way to Moscow to political problems. STOCKHOLM, Sweeden—(/P)—The first bomb-proof shelters in Sweeden were under contruction in Stockholm Monday night and about 100,000 Swedish army reserves were ordered to re main in service as disquiet developed in Northern Europe. The shelters, about a dozen of them, are the first ever built in Sweden. Neutral countries about the North and Baltic seas strengthened their lies in view of a threat to their Baltic trade and showed sharp concern in the impending conversations between Soviet Russia and Finland at Moscow. "Because of changes in the foreign situation the government lias ordered that those military men who should have left the service October 15 shall remain in service until further notice" said a Swedish government statement Monday night. It was estimated about 100,000 men would be affected Swedish authorities estimated they could place 6,000000 men with different degrees of military training in the field if necessary. The regular army strength before the European crisis was es- limaled at 6000,000 men. On the Swedish-Finnish fruitier Monday night, the Tome valley, an area of about 4,000 square miles, was blacked out in air raid practice. Haparanda, in nrthcrn Sweden, reported Finnish aviation forces practiced bomb attacks and anti-aircraft exercises all day on the Finnish side of the froticr. Baltic Trade Parley As Dr. Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Filand's minister in Stockholm, completed preparations for his journey to the Soviet capital to receive Russian proposals, delegates from Norway, Sweden and Denmark arrived iu Hel(Continued c* Page Four). \

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