Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 17, 1939 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 17, 1939
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ic Seas Becoming Tougher Brings New Hazards to Navigation—Mines ' Most Dangerous WASHINGTON — Day by day in way, sailing the seven seas is tougher and tougher, war brings a new "hazard to navigation" almost every day. And *ach new hazard reported is carefully recorded in the daily bulletins o£ the naval hydrographic bureau, which art distributed widely. Most exciting hazards arc floating mines—that is, if you except submarin- eS and other ships of war. The hydrographic office does not record warships as "hazards ot navigation." It is not considered to be one of the most friendly acts in the world to tip Off one belligerent where another bel- li^erent's ship is to be found. "That does not mean that submarines and belligerent warships in general are not reported by Yankee merchantmen. They are. But the navy con skiers such reports as confidential. *:The only bit of that sort of information made available was the statement by the Presiden that submarines had been seen off the Atlantic coast and again up around Alaska. The President did not say whose submarines they were. You had to guess. Special Hazards .Within a .month after war started, regulations for traveling through the English channel had been changed several times. A special English pilot ^required to take a ship through. Any commander can trygoing it alone, but his chances of hitting a mine are very good. And there are extra special hazards On Sept. 28, floating mines were reported in the narrow southern channels of the North sea of Norwich. The same day another was reported in the Mediterranean just offshore frome where Spain and France join. More reports run this way: Sept. 29—Britian lays down new rules for ships entering the harbor at Bermuda. Obey them or you may draw fire. There floating mines are reported in mid-channel between Holland and England. England announces the area of a new mine field along the North sea coast from Hull to Newcastle. Sept. 30—The commander of Fort Monroe, at the mouth of the Chesapeake bay, warns ships to stay ou* of a certain area where this important coast defense point is trying out a mine operation. Italy closes all channels but one for entering the Adriatic seaport of Trieste. •Oct. 2—Germany sends the U. S. a note of caution that neutral ships approaching the English or French coasts must not resiste search, must not try to run away or send radio calls about the presence of submarines. Oct. 3. France sends word that navigation lights on channel islands off the north French coast are extingiush- cd "or reduced in power. Sailing there without short lights is tricky. Lights May Go Out : Oct. 4—Britain warns of two protective mine fields off the south and west coast of England. Four floating mines are reported in mid-North sea channel between Harwich, England, and Rottendam, Holland. Oct. 5 — U. S. Ship Trenton reports a mine drifting In the north Baltic. 'Oct. 6 — Mariners cautioned by England that navigational lights off Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus, Malta and Gibraltar may be extinguished without notice. Oct 7 — England reports a whole network of shipping channels along her south and west coasts blocked by mines or "sunken obstructions." HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Coming to Saenger Wednesday Lana Turner and Richard Carlson in "Dancing Co-Ed' The often expressed opinion that Artie Shaw can make a clarinet "talk" is proved to be true in "Daieing Co- Ed," the new comedy in which Shaw and his band make their screen debut with Lana Turner and Richard Carlson at the Saenger theatre. One of the musical novelties of the picture is the scene in which the King of Swing and his musicians arrive at Midwestern University to be greeted in music by the college band. The collegians play a medley of patriotic tunes and Shaw and his swingsters reply in music, using the same old favorites but making them literally talk with his hot rhyth'm clarinet. The numbers in the scene were so selected that the audience could thoroughly understand the musical conversation. Shaw and his swingsters play more than a dozen numbers throughout the story of "Dancing Co-Ed," including his theme song. "Nightmare," "One Night Stand.'' "And the Angels Sing," "Back Bay Shuffle," "Fin Yours." "Donkey Serenade,' "Wire Brush Stomp," "At Sundown." and two new ones. "Stealing Apples" and "Racket Rhythm." The musical phase of the picture is replete with novelties introduced by Shaw that are new even to his millions of fans. In addition to Shaw's music, "Dancing Co-Ed" is replete with modern dancing. Lana Turner does three speciaties. Ann Rutherford dances for the receipts. Mr. Howell spent 40 minutes reading these receipts. A few checks also appeared in the bundle. The names of J. E. and J. R. Bearden appeared on the back of these checks as endorsements. Mr. Howell said that the bundle of receipts introduced in court was not all that appeared. He testified that some of them were gives back to the parties who brought them in. The audit of these that were brought in showed a total amount of $1,342.81 ,he testified. Cross Examination Under cross examination by At- tornc3' Steve Carrigan, brought out from the witness that he had been to Hope. Washington four times to audit the books of the collector's office-and that this office was maintained both at Hope and Washington. Howell testi- field that he didn't know whether the handwriting on these receipts was that of cither J. R. or J. E. Bearden. Texarkana Ready for Yergcr Grid Team TEXARKANA — The Washington high school Lions will open their home football season here Friday when they tangle with the Hope, Ark., tenm. The Lions have played two games to date, winning both of them. The local negro team whipped Broken Bow 6 to 0 in the season's opener then licked the Jefferson, Tbxns, eleven 13 to 0. The Lions's schedule for the remainder of the season is ns follows: Oct. 12—Hope here. Oct. 28 Ml. Pleasant hero. Nov. 4—Little Rick here. Nov 18—Marshall here. Nov. 25—Port Arthur there. Dec. 1—Dunbar here. of the Retirement Life Payments Association. About 150 people, mostly young women, were opening mail, extracting money (dues are 1 cent a day), typing letters, and making entries of receipts. I was shown a claimed total of 370,00 cards representing the present membership—this against 26-1.000 last year. The head of the speakers' division said that about 100 trained orators ari> busy. Approximately GOO public meetings a month have been held lately. A long row of files contained a stated 300,000 formal applications for the pension, which the promoters have promised will be paid to all persons past 50 who are not employers or em- ployes. Probably about 500,000 more such applications would be received in the event of a Ham and Eggs victory on Nov. 7. That would mean the issuance of SI warrants a year. If each warrant received its 51.04 worth o f2-cent| redemptionstapms, bought with cash', the pensions would cost Sl,297,920,000-exclusivc of a new 3 per cent : gross income tax (above ?3000) and an initial $20,000,000 bond issue which are provided for in the amendment to get the scheme into operation. By SHERMAN MONTROSE NKA Service Staff Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO - In Northern California today, betting odds arc three Mr. Howell testified that he found j ? on . c thal thc " Ham an<:1 Eggs" ,'. t h r lo lhe amount owed-and reported ns ume on the screen. Juno | this shoi . ( to his ior officer Preaser, sensational young dancer of I _j, Bran sims of thc stat o . .'**. »*V1 VV t.'l LVO1 H.ltV.1 11 I Cl I, IIW ll>klIIL( f . . ------ 00-« shortage of some 5700 on the re-' p l an "?° s not P oss - A™ 1 lhe opinions gular tax settlement—but stated that °, - southcrn California notwithstanding this shortage was later paid. He said _! lc , ro ls "? "™ m alul E «8" money in he didn't know who paid it—whether it was Jim Bearden, Aubrey Lewis or Crit Stuart—if any of the three. Mr. Howell testified he didn't know who got the delinquent money—but said that after the audit was com- unr pleted he returned to Little Rock I tj le without consulting Jim Bearden as 1 sight on local betting boards. But the California business world and state officials are worried. Financial chaos and ruin of the state's credit structure is predicted should the measure became a Jaw. The San Francisco Stock Exchange _, tne recent Follies does her acrobatic ' ptroller's office. routine, Leon Errol, of rubber legs fame, does his novelty, and Lee Bowman teams with Miss Turner in a dance duet. In addition to these, 200 jitterbugs, personally selected by Artie Shaw, complete in a dance contest. At Least They Got Something NEWPORT, Tenn. —(IP)— Manuel Franklin and Dan Norton went fox hunting, but instead of foxes they bagged two rattlesnakes. 1 While Norton was killing Rattler Number One with a stick, the second reptile tVnbedded its fangs in his clothing. Franklin shot the snake While it dangled from Norton's pants Both men escaped unharmed. Bermuda is headquarters for Greal Britain's west Atlantic naval squad ron. Are Prosecuted in (Continued from Page One) was called by the state. Homer Howell accountant for the state comptroller's office of Little Rock, took thc stand at 11 o'clock and remained there for court recessed for an hour— when noon. Mr. Howell denied any connection with breaking a political story in 1 shortage in the accounts of former sheriff Jim Bearden, He said it was not customcry to forthwith move to Nevada, Articles of incorporation were filed in Keno. If the amendment measure becomes law and pension warrants circulate, they will not be acceptable to re- mas president of the California Bankers Association. He said: "Banks cannot take the so-called Mr. Howell told of auditing the collector's office for 1938, stating that he was aided by a Mr. McCaslin, another -•ccountant for (he comptroller's office. Mr. Howell said the audit showed that thc regular 1938 tax settlement was paid in full. He said a suplemcntal audit was made—for personal clelin- qent taxes—and that showed about SHOO was due the county. He testified that a second audit was made and that audit showed that an additional $200 was due the county in personal delinquent tax colicct- tions. He said that receipts, many of them written on irregular forms, began appearing. He said the recepits showed the name and amount written on them and that the names of J. E. and J. R, Bearden appeared on them as collectors of the, money. Prosecuting Attorney Dick Huie then introduced into court a bundle of these ne siou u was noi customcry to u , nt . r ., n t.. -•"' > ' « • notify the sheriff and collector that I T™ P P L' ,h cash . for , "«"?: ^ he was short. That is was his duty! ° C C th ° m C ° r dcposll; hcy to make the audit—and report that i :~ audi to his superior officer at Little Rock. He further said he was without authority to show any collector or de- shortage might exist in their offices. Mr. Howell denied that he informed Aubrey Lewis and Crit Stuart that a shortage of about $700 was tound in thc regular tax settlement before the delinquent settlement was made. He testified that this $700 was paid, the money accounted for, but didn't know who paid it. Mr. Howell was expected to take the stand again when the afternoon ses- siqn began. First Lessons in War for Polish Youngster '.•'"I 1, *#*~.j .y •* TV > "•• *# .-*'•'***"'> %. <s ^f-~ -iU. nf/M, l!'.'i!), bij Jtiticn Wcj/fiii From NEA) Hitler's threat, of a "triumph of eloslruclion'' as the nlleni;i!ive In ;inni:,lirr !;rts ^riiii il)u.s!r;itii>n Jn this picture of a Polish boy scati-d hopelessly timid the Ijunibrd v.-ivi 1 !-;;!^ ( 'f wli;il mice was his home in Pragn, suburb of Warsaw. Julicn Bryan, freel;ince photographer, \vlio was Die laM cameraman to leave Warsaw, said burnrri and wrecked lv>mo:< swli a.; tlii-.^.- stictclu'd for Mu blocks. cannot receive them for deposit; they they cannot make loans on them. These so-called warrants are not numc-y. They are not the equivalent of money or legal tender . . (hey sire simply pieces of paper giving the person who holds them the privilege of paying a 2 per cent tax every week." Proponents claim that warrants posses certain advantages over private bank checks, among them being freedom from 3 per cent sales tax and income tax; point to a claimed cash reserve; of 50 per cent at the end of the first year; claim tradesmen will do two to four times as much business fis at present, or about 40 billion dollars warrant business annually. Opponents say bankruptcy of state and local governmental bodies is almost certain to result: question the federal constitutionality of the warrant issue; view with alarm a new monetary and banking system for the state; predict a flight of liquid capital out of the state: see the possibility of lawful money shooting to a substantial premium over wararnts the minute wan-ants arc issued and predict hoarding of lawful money. London Perfects Its Air Defense Famous 'Balloon Barrage' May Get Real Test' During War WASHINGTON - Brit.-iin's air-raid protection is fairly well worked out. If the war doesn't c-nd tm> soon there will be chances to ti-.st thoroughly ho'.ne defense; ai-iiin.st.iiir attack. A fresh analysis of what's what in the air over England Ls Hindu by Major General H. Rowan-Robinson of ilu: British army in (he U. S. Coa.st Artillery Journal. He flics right in the face of many an amateur strategist who says the famous London fnu, is Albion's gre;;te.st protection. Bad wciither, says General Howan- Robin.son, i.s all to the advantage of thc raiders. They escape observation. Tbcy can hide in the fog or clouds, I and skim along the tree tops to yet ' the best view of lliu objective-. j Over London, the bombers' nlcm becomes inure complex. The much diseu.s.-ed 'balloon barrage" pro- leci'; tin. 1 city. Hundreds of ballouons liiint! in (lie air, lied to the earth by st'iul hut slender cables. Tlie balloon.i are kept just under the cloud bank that habitually hangs over London. A laiiTing plane coming ilov.'n out of the clouds may hit one of the balloons and lie incinerated by the explo.'ion of hydrogen gas. If the raider dives under the balloon, the c.ililes V.TC; k his plane. If he flies just over them, the artillery knows his o.ac! rtcvation because the gunners know how high the ba loons are and how high the clouds arc. Will] elevations known in advance, anli- .'iircrafl artillery i.s very dangerous. The British tried out their system in practice. Comment.-; General Kowan-Rob'mson: "On thc v/hole results' were </i.sti/!ct- ly disappointing to the defensive." In (!».• first -I.") minutes of the mock war. the fleet of enemy planes made 11 i aids. They averaged 100 raids n niglil over soothern Kngland during tin 1 fcin- nif-hl.s of lhe test. They made effective use of England's bad weather, of which she has a lot. The defense had serious problems. At the time of the test, just bcfort g wnr wns declared, Englishmen would w not tnko the nir attack business ser- riously. They had enjoyed 900 years of freedom from four of foreign invasion. In a "blackout" of London, many persons failed to dim their auto lights. Lighted train windows showed thc lino of railroads. The General implies that one renl rad wll lessen (lie average Englsh-liil mid will lessen the average Englishman's optimism about air safely. The No. 1 Weapon A Searchlights hunting Hie planes had » mi unhappy faculty of reflecting on Ihu wnter of the Thames, a dead giveaway. Additional precautions will help remedy that. Not yet remedied is how to dim the glare of factories that miLst work at night. The General says the anti-aircraft guns worked well—in practice. Moreover, the iHimf)crs, quality, Hinge and pwcr of the guns arc increasing. Homo defense planes, too, got many a "raider." The most effective wcJi|xjn iijjainst W air raids could not get into effect nt Jill. England expects that, the moment a German squadron comes over, her own raiding bombers will wing their way over Germany. That would compel .some of the raiders to gel back home promptly to protect the fatherland. Further, the English raiders have an advantage. They don't have to get home. They cnn land in France. Colmulni.s .Entertainment A pie walk sponsored by the ntlilo* tic club will be held at Columbus School Auditorium at 7:30 Thursday night. Buses will run. Aliuut Poetry CHAUTAUQUA, N. Y.-(/Ti—"Write poetry and feel better," advises Miss Elizabeth Reynard, assistant professor of English at Barnard college. "The therapeutic value of poetry writing has been proven among patients suffering from cardiac ailments, tuber- culo.si.s. and other diseases," she snys. GOOD FOR MALARIA!- —And Malaria Chilli and Fever! . 's what you want for Malaria, «£ sl ^ er f',?, what y° u want *°r the awful chills and fever . It>a 9 r °y.e's Tasteless Chill TonicI A real Malaria medicine. Mnd« especlalJy for the purpose. Con- tarns tasteless quinidine and iron Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic actually combats the Malaria intec- tion in the blood. It relieves th« freezing chills, tha burning lever. it helps you feel better fast. Thousands take Grove's Tastelesi pull Tonic for Malaria and swear V.ij. Pleasant to take. too. Even children take it without a whimper. . Don't suffer! At first sign of Malaria, take Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. At all drugstores. Buy th» large size as it givei you much more for your money. South California tContinued from Page One) Democratic State Central Committee "Last year we had only about •100 trained workers. Now (here are 8678 in Los Angles County alone, and about 62.000 in the state." He showed lists—thick books, The "militant body" is regimented like an army. 'In 24 hours," said McLain, 'our millitant body can establish direct contact with every voter in the state." 1 was shown around thc Hollywood headquarters, largest in the state, OUR BOARDING HOUSE . with . . . MAJOR HQOPLE EGA.D, I FEAR TMERTE ARE FOOTPADS LIVING UNDER THIS VERY ROOF/-~~ FAP FAP/ I COULD i WAVE HIDDEN TMAT * 5o BILL AND FORGOTTEN WHERE? EVERY IMUABITAMT OF THIS UOUSE SEEMS TO AVOID AAY DIRECT GLANCE LATELY / FAW/?•***—ONCE I FOUND A QUARTER. IN TV-US CM AIR. * UAAP/ WHAT INFERNAL TC"ASH-"~ A l<336 SWEEPSTAKES TICKET, A FINDER NAIL FILE, AN OLD COMB—- GPUTT-TT — BAH/; 6O/TUE OLD PIRATE WAITS UMTIL EVERYBODY IS IN BTEO, TMEW HE ~ j| GOES PROWUrvlG FOR HIS LOST TREASURE. -AFRAID IP I KNJEW HIE HAD ^AO^4tY J HE'D HAVE- TO BUY ME A NEW FALL HAT / I'LL FIX WIAA TOMORROW/ ^ >TS ^ m ^1 cijNi THE <ST»LLY 'NIGHT/ »o-' 14 New Low-Priced Sixes and Eights Setting New Standards of Pride and Performance to Witt in Four Great Markets! A GENERAL MOTOR! 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