W.rU. Wido New, Coven. g e Given Impartially by Allocated Press Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 312 HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1939 ARKANSAS-Cloudy to partly cldud> Friday night and Saturday; cotdcf in northwest portion Friday night, Midler Saturday. ^^^ —^ . PRICE! 5c COPY NAZIS ASK PEACE OF U. S. A. Hope Is Top. Heavy FavoriteJ»^a^ L Heirg_Wah A Jan e .L^4 Iltfil-mn4-r* DAM^- *•.». r.llrVlltri«tir< fnr>«__._« A A ._ . . __1 " "' ' (St ______ Bobcats Bent on Revenge for 33-12 Defeat Last Year Hurricane Scheduled to Open Passing Attack Against Hope A POLICE WARNING Fans Throwing Bottles on Field to Be Ejected—2 Boys Are Cut By LEONARD ELLIS Pro-game dope points to the Hope High School football team as top- heavy favorites in its conference clash here Friday night with the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane loam. Coach Foy Hammons is likely to turn his Bobcats loose in an effort to avenge that 33-to-12 whipping of last year. Hammons and Assistant Coaqjh Brasher gave the team now scoring plays in drill sessions this week, and some of them may be used against Jonesboro. The Hurricane squad, some 30 strong, left Jonesboro Thursday morning and stopped in Prcscott Thursday afternoon for a limbering up exercise' and drill session on the Prcscott field. The team was expected to move into Hope Friday afternoon. The Jonesboro team, reported to have several players nursing injuries, is expected to put up an air battle ngninst the Bobcats. The team, despite injuries, is .xnicl to be in high spirits. Hammons reported Friday morning t!mt his .squad was in "pretty fair shape" and ready to go. The game starts at 8 o'clock. Following the Nashville game at Hope next week, the Bobcats hit the road for three games, taking on Camden, Blythcvillc and'Vrcscott on their own fields. Warning by Police Chief of Police Sweeney Copclnnd warned Friday morning that football fans caught throwing pop hollies on the field would be escorted from the stadium. Coach Foy Hammons protested that two plqycrs suffered cuts this week as the result of glass on the field. Ham- 'mons also said that glass from broken pop bottle measured about two tubs full following each game played this year. Will Tost Hcsults Beginning (his Friday night, Hope Star will receive conference football results and will post them on the bulletin board in front of The SUir office. No results will be given over the telephone as staff members of the newspaper will not be on duly. Fans who wish to know the result of conference games may obtain them from the lighted bulletin board in front of the ncw.spapcr o/fico. M'Ginnis Named By Theater Group Hope Man Chairman of Board of Independent Operators MEMPHIS, Tonn.-(/|>)-indepemlcnt theater owners have organized a new co-ojttrutivc to meet what they termed "monopolistic competition," it was learned here Friday. z Their organization is to be known as Independent Theaters, Inc. Officers elected include: Jack West, Camdcn, treasurer; and R. V. McGinnis, Hope, board chairman. Eucharutic Congress Abandoned by Holy See VATICAN CITY, Rome, Italy-^'H The Catican announced Friday the international Eucharistic congress which was to have been held at Nice, France, next spring had been cancelled because of the European war. CRANIUM CRACKERS Lillle Nalons' Rulers With the war in Europe threatening to draw in many of the litlle counlrie*-, it is interesting- to know how these are governed. Name the correct title for the ruler of the lollowing nations: 1. Luxembourg: (a) Queen, (b) Chancellor, (c) Grand Duchess, (d) Regent. 2. Bulgaria: (a) Die-tutor, (b) President, (c) King, (cl)Viccroy. 3. Finland: (a) Sultan, (b) Premier, (c) President, (d) King. 4. Rumania: (.HI Grand Duchess, (bl King, Cc) Emporer, (d) Regent. 5. Latvia: (a) President, tb) Shah, (e) C/nr, d) Queen. Answers on Page Two Fist Fights Mar Bievins Grid Game Spectators As Well As Players Swap Punches at Texarkana TEXARKANA - As an added attraction to a number of fist fights occurring off and on the playing field her* Thursday night the Catholic liigh school Eagles smashed their way to a 31 to 13 victory over the Blcvins, Ark., Hornets in a contest played at Buhrman athletic field. The football game in itself produced several thrills but the thrills were more than offset by frequent bicker- ings between players and officials which made the contest a long, drawn- out afafir that had the fans yawning when tho final whistle.blew, A group of spectators sitting on the cast side of the playing field decided to add a bit of additional spice io the game about mid-way of the second quarter and the spectators, that is the majority of them, left their points of vantage an watched a gang of boys and yo\mg m«n toss haymakers right and Jcft.v^th a couple of bloody noses and numerous skinned faces being the result. The footbnll • players • i -thcmirotv'es caught the swing of the thing in the fourth period and Joe Gill, Texarkana end, and Alvin Brown, Bievins tackle, were put off the field after they had traded a pair of punches. The Eagles completely dominated the pL-»y until about mid-way of the fourth quarter when Coach Alex Vetrano sent in a team of second stringers and the visitors immediately went to work. Skctty Lyons, Eagle end, and little Leo Pccorclla, quarterback of the local team, grabbed the offensive spitlight from start to finish. Lyons scored three of the eEagles 'touch- donws and was a constant misery to the Hornets on defense. Pccorclla, a pint-sized lad, piled up yard after yard while lugging the ball and was on the firing end of two passes that netted them touchdowns. Military Disaster in Poland Shows U. S. Need For _ More Light, Swift Planes in Own Establishment "Lightning War" Rotary Inter-City Meet,^exarkana President Centenary College to Speak Night of October 23 TEXARKANA - With Dr. Pierce Cline president of Centenary College, Shrcveport, as the principal speaker, and Walter Jenkins, Houston, in charge of music and entertainment, the Tcx- arkana Rotary club has completed plans for its fall inter-city meeting to be at Hotel Grim on Monday nighl October 23' The regular meeting day has been changed from Tuesday night to Monday night to make it possible sent. Because of the unusually attractive program, large attcndanrc is cxpcht- ed from clubs in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. There was attendance from more than 20 clubs in four separate Ilotary districts at the last intercity meeting held hero. Dr. Cline is known as one of the most pleasing speakers who ever addressed the Texarkana Club. Jenkins is internationally known as notary's ace song leader. — ---* by Germany Gives Warning for U.S. Thomas M. Johnson Opens Scries of Three Aviation Articles "CAVALRT OF AIR' Swift Mobility of Planes New Factor in Military Strategy How lessons learned from Germany's swift, mechanized warfare upon Poland have altered the trend of U. S. defense preparations Is described in three articles written for NEA by Thomas M. Johnson, noted World war correspondent and author of numerous books on military topics. Tills Is the first article. By THOMAS JOHNSON 6 NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — The German Lightning War that seared Poland jrom the map has flashed a reflected warning to America. • • This most blindlngly rapid campaign in military history has given our Army's Qopcral Staff furiously to thinlc. Right now vital changes In our dc fcnsc program are bcin4 made. These changes arc based on reports from American observers abroad—repots that already reveal the sinister shape of any present or future war between first class powers anywhere. First came the airplarics! They filled the Polish sky, perhaps 3000 of thcW, black birds of ill omen, raining death «nd destruction. First they visited their wrath upon the Polish airdromes', wrctWng them and the Polish planes upon the ground; second, ijpon railroads and bridges, so Polish infantry, cavnlry and artillery hardly could inarch or ride—or even .communicate by telegraph or telephone. Then those- insufficiently armed Polish troops were attacked by the German air force with machine guns and bombs. The assault was devastating. A Laboratory of Military Science Thus the German Air Force answered America's question: "If war covnw to us—are we ready?" The answer was: "Not quite." It is not merely that the Army's 5500 airplanes and the Navy's 2000 won't be built until June, 1941. The Army speeded up when war began and could have bcalon that deadline. The difficulty is (lint it would not have been quite the well-balanced, modern air force which now is i>cen to be essential. The program provided plenty of observation and photographing planes wherewith to spy qpon an enemy; plenty of heavy bombers for the famous G. H. Q. Air Force to use against his railways and cities—but not enough likhtcr bombers and pursuit planes for the new phase into which the war in the air is entering. In Poland, as never before, the German airplanes swooped down over the battlefield, with bombs and 'machine <Continu»d on Paje Four) The ProbableStarting Lineup Green Calhoun Breeding Bundy Quimby Simpson Eason Paniels Ellen Baker Taylor 190 235 163 175 160 255 190 178 162 160 167 Team Average Line Average Backfield Average .... Left Rid Left Tackle .... Left Guard Center . Right Guard . Right Tackle Right Knd . Quarter Back Left Half .. Right Hajf Full Back 184 195 165 163 107 156 JONESBOKO ..Black 154 ,Balleu 165 ..Buttry 159 .Mabrey 156 ..Ford 159 .. Harris 200 ...H. Barringer 175 .. Daugherty 140 ..Peterson 158 ., McCall 148 ..Duncan 176 Team Average Line Average Baekfield Average One of the U. S. Army's camouflaged Curtiss pursuit planes. Ours arc faster by lit) miles nn hour than n 'similar type now being employed successfully, in actual combat, by the French air force. Germany Gives Up Hope for British and French Action Would Welcome Reply by Powerful Neutral, iMeaningU. S. FINNS ARETOEFIANT Tiny Scandinavian Country Hopeful of Peace ith Soviet In firing position, with crew of five—one of the U. S. Army's new mobile anti-aircraft guns. ffi—.—..— • Like this . . . German planes would swoop down over a battlefield with bombs and machine guns, helping their own infantry to fight the enemy infantry. Nye, Taft Debate Embargo's Repeal North Dakotan Raps Beginning of "Unlimited War Boom" WAWSHINGTON—(/!')—Senator Nye North Dakota Republican, told his colleagues Friday that the administration's pending neutrality bill should be remodeled both to retain the embargo on arms sales to belligerents and to provide oilier safeguards against what lie called an "unlimited war boom." Nye took the floor to oppose the ad'm'inistralion measure after Senator Taft, Ohio Republican, supported il in a speech urging repeal of the arms embargo, which he described as favoring aggressor nations against peaceful nations. May Use Gold Reserve WASHINGTON — (/I'; — President liooaevclt said Friday plans to use ; iarl of this country's idle gold lo stabilize credit facilities of American 'inancial institutions had been under sludy for some lime. Defends His Grain With Slingshot WICHITA FALLS. Tex.M'l—Thanks .o a couple of old-fashioned slingshots, farmer Virgin Jones saved his maize crops from the blackbirds while neighbors all around him were losing theirs. Jones rigged up the slingshots for liimself and son. Billy Hay, seven, when swarms of blackbirds descended on their maize fields. Mrs. Jones and two children were Ihc "am'munition train." keeping cloth bagt, filled with pebbles and relaying them lo the "artillerymen." For four weeks they patrolled the field almost from dawn lo dark keeping Hie blaekgirds on Ihe move. Finally the discouraged birds left. Darwin Jones Is Kiwanis Winner Patmos Boy A w a r d e cl First Prize in Club Essay Contest Awards for the three best essay.s Mibmittcd in the contest sponsored by the Hope Kiwanis Club were announced Friday by G. T. Cross, president of tho club. The contest was open to rural boys and girls of Hompstcad county, the subject being 'The Benefits of the Live-at-Homc program on the Farm." Darwin Jonc.s, of Palmos, was awarded first prize for best essay; A 75- pound air-conditioned Progress Ice Refrigerator, value 553.55, given by the Home Ice company of Hope. Leola Zumwalt, of Blcvins, was awarded ?10 cash for second best essay; Allcne Walker, of McNab was awarded S5.00 catli /or third best essay. The §15.000 cash for second and third best essays w;is given by the Hcmpstead County Farm Bureau. All essays submitted in the contcsl were considered and the winning documents selected by ;i commitec of three judges, all members of the Kiwanis Club, as follows. A. H. Wade. County Supervisor of the Farm Security Administration; Buford J. Poe. agronomist of the Soil Conservation Service; and James H. Pilkinton, State Senator. Mr. Cross expressed appreciation on behalf of the Kiwanis Club to the number of contestant from various sections of the county for the splendid essays submitted, and to the County Agent and Home Demonstration Agent for ihci efforts in stimulating interest in the contest among the rural boys and yirl.s of the county, and to A. \V. ' tubbeniiin of the Home ice Company and officials of the Hempstead County Farm Bureau for the valuable prizes given by them to the contest win- AP Correspondent Is Given Arkansas Ernest B. Vacearo to "Cov- State in Washington, D. C. Editor's Note: Among the 90- odd members of (he Associated Press News Staff in Washington is Uarm-st B. Vatraro, Assigned lo cover developments for Hope Star and other AP Newspapers in Arkansas. The following story tells why mi Arkansas Correspondent is necessary. J5.v Ernest B. Vacearo WASHINGTON -(A')— Citizens of Arkansas have a vital interest at stake n activities of the Federal Government at Washington. The AP's Arkansas correspondent ind the .state's Congressional delegation co-oporutc lo keep AP newspapers informed of what goes on. The state that produces cotton, coal, nil, rice, gold, diamonds, bauxite, to- jacco pearls, lumber, fruit and virtual- y everything else that can be produced in this country is constantly alert for knowledge of government activities concerning them. When Representative Norrell Reite- •ates a demand that the state Department seek a 75 per cent tariff preferential for rice shipment to Cuba, lie notifies the AP Correspondent so that the folks baek home, will know what he is trying to do. Come drought or flood to Arkansas, md the .state's delegation swings into action to stir government agencies o sending relief through. The AP correspondent is told of the results of suc)i appeals, so fli.-il Arkansas AP newspapers may know without delay. Senator Miller and Representative Gainings continue their fight to lake TV A across the Mississippi River inlo Arkansas Municipal distribution linca and keep the AP correspondent ad- viand of their progress. Representative Ellis plans another (Continued on Page Four) Story of Bees Is Told to Rotarians S. E. McGregor Describes Caste System Among Hiye "' The hive organization of honey bees —which has . provoked, profound admiration .of men all down through history—was described to Hope Rotary clubb Friday noon by'Si E. McGregor of the Fruit & Truck Branch Experi- 'ment Station. He was introduced by J. P. Duffle. The hive is guarded by a "suicide squad" of'fighting bees, Mr. McGregor said. Tito worker or fighter bees are immature females, and comprise the overwhelming thousands of the colony. There is only one queen-mother and just a- few hundred males or drones. One drone, however, is sufficient, for at one mating the queen lays her full quota of eggs. The training of the young bee was described: 1. When first hatched the young bee becomes a hive-cleaner. 2. After five to seven days this worker is assigned to nurse thoso about to hatch. 3. The next assignment is to store and care for the honey and pollen that the older bees have brought in 4. Finally, the young bee is permitted to make an exploration flight outside the hive to get falniliar with the country—and after that takes its place as a regular field worker. Wljen the temperature drops to 57 degrees the bees go into a cluster anc quit work, their combined body warmth giving tho cluster a temperature of about 92 degrees, Mr, McGregor said. Oilier club guests Friday were- A H. Wade, Hope; Frank Horsfall Little Rock; and Joe Clement, Toxar- kanu. Cathlyn Nelson Is NevadaFair Queen Nevada County Free Fair Attracting Large Crowds ^PRESCOTT, ArlTI Miss Cathlyn Nelson of the Rcdland community reigned supreme as queen, of the 1939 Nevada county fair, '• following her selection Wednesday night before several thousand persons at fair park Other contestant were Miss Mary bue Cooper of the Houston road home demonstration club, Miss Laverne Ma- lonc of Rosstoa high school. Miss Robbie Stewart of Lanesburg, Miss Wanda Lee Kennedy of Bodcaw, Miss Hazel Griffin of Bluff City, Miss Doris Montgomery of Pleasant Hill and Miss Mildred Parks of Boughton! Sam Cadenhead, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, crowned Miss BERLIN, Germany —(/P)— Authoriz- ' ed Nazis said -Friday Germany was through with Prime Minister Chamberlain and Premier Daladier, but if still'' waiting for a neutral response to Adolf Hitler's Reichstag speech of ' last Friday. f Any such action by neutral nations" —among whom the Germans said they regarded the United States a».'tho only one powerful enough to do «pme- v thing effective—however, imist come , from them, not as the result'of diplomatic action or request by Germany, they reported. American "Expression" • WASHINGTON -<#)- President Roosevelt said Friday the American — :-. — -™ — - -— -« v ««,w A*«M0ui n*?ic merely an expression of interested-and the hope that nothing would be done to disturb peaceful relations in the Baltic or the independence of Finland. The ;chief executive toldjhis press •onteence ? tBai^/diplotnaBc^ «*tioi» should nqt be construed.in any way as a pressure move by the American gov. emmcnt. ' For that reason, the president said, he was withholdng for the' time being the text of the representation made to Moscow Thursday by the American ambassador. Asked about the latest informal peace bids from Berlin, the president said he had nothing to say on that. He added, m response to another question, that he had, received no official word from the German government Finland Is Braced HELSINKI, Finland — (IP)— President Kyoesti Kallio issued a decree Friday ordering all Finnish civilians to hold themselves in readiness to aid the government in non-military pursuits if required by the presnt emergency. The decree was issued as Finnish leaders continued to express optinv »em concernisg the chances of receiving acceptable terms from Soviet Russia as the second day of Finnish-Russian talks began in Moscow. The decree was put into regulations previously drawn providing for wartime emergencies. The nation stepped up its preparations to fight, jf necessary, for its independence, in keeping with the foreign minister's declaration that Finland woujd resist dictation. Departure of the populace from Kelsmki continued, authorities saying 70,000 persons had left in the last three days alone. Britain Divided LONDON ~OP)~ A dissident liberal group headed by David Lloyd George Friday criticized Prime Minister Chamberlain's answer to Nazi peace overtures and demanded that the government define its war aims and indicate a "willingness" to negotiate a war settlement. The council of Action for Peace and Reconstruction termed Chamberlain's speech In the House of Commons Thursday as "inadequate" in that it lid state Britain's war aims nor mention the 'far-reaching consequences," of Soviet Russia's intervention. German Attacks Cease Cotton NEW YORK-Wj-Octobcr cotton opened Friday at 9.16 and closed at 9.15-16. Middling spot 9.17. PARIS, France — </p)_ Gorman patrols were reported Friday to -have abandoned attacks in which they failed for five days to capture any French prisoners. Military advices said the French army is keeping a sharp watch on the front, wondering why 'on a magnificently clear night" it was calm. French observers speculated on whether the Germans intended to launch a major offensive. Swedes Also Prepare STOCKHOLM, Sweden , The Swedish government Friday ordered the strengthening' of military defenses in northeast Sweden near the Finnish border. A Thought It is the will, and not the gift that makes the giver.—Leasing.
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