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World-Wide New. Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Generally fair Thursday and Friday. VOLUME -NUMBER 5 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY BIG WATERLOO PLANT Coach Hammons to Use 2 Teams In Friday's Game May Gamble With Second String Squad to Start Game NASHVILLE LIGHT Scrappers Have Won 2 and Lost 2 This Season Coach Foy Hammons reported Thursday that he planned to use two complete teams in the football game here Friday night against the Nashville Scrappers. Ju.sl which team will get the firsl call, was nol determined by the coach. However. Hammons is anxious to give hi.s second team as much experience a.s possible and he may gamble with the second strangers to begin Ihe contest. In the event he does this, the following team will take the field: Jones and Ward, ends: Snyker, Conway, L. Jones or Carleson. or Kesncr ill tackles; May and Stuart at guards: William Taylor or Charles Bundy. center. The backfield, Sonny Murpny, qura- ter; John Beckworth and Jimmy Simms, halfbacks; Phi! Keith, fullback. If the firsl team begins, the team will lineup in this manner: Bobby Ellen at center, replacing the injured Bill Tom Bundy who will not see action. Bundy received a gush above Ihe eye in last Friday's game with Joneslxn-o and is definitely out of the Nashville game. The guards will be Breeding and Quimby. the tackles. Simpson and Calhoun iincl the regular ends, Captain Joe Eason and Norman Green. The backfield; Daniels al quarter. Baker and Colonnm til half back posts and Roy Taylor at fullback. The Nashville team, a powerhouse in past years, has v , v li^hl js.fliii'ri this .scnson and then ran into (rouble impressive. The Scrappers defeated Horntio and Murfrccsboro to start the tciison and then ran into trohle against Camden and Prescott. However, the Nashville — Prescolt game ended by a close score, (i to 0, in favor of Prcscoll. Weights and positions of the Nashville squad were received in Hope- Thursday. Their two .starting tackles, Powers and Nichols weight 200 pounds each. Gosnell is a 170-pound back and Underwood at full back weighs 161) pounds. i The probable starting lineup for Nashville: Arnold, end 150. Whitmore, guard MO. Harrison, center ITiO. C. Tollctt, guard 1-15. Nichols, tackle 200. Vick. end ISO. Johnson, quarterback 130. Dunn, haljbiu-k 155. Gosnell, halfback .. 170. Underwood, fullback ICS Officials cif the game will be Kerns , Howard, refree; Bill Summemlle, umpire; Evans of Texarkana, headlincs- 'ni.'in; E;irl O'Neal, fit-Id judge. • E. T. Moody, superintendent of Nash- United States Learned Its Lesson About Munitions Credits in Last World War fWar BooinBuilt on Loans During 1914-18 Conflict Gas Distribution Report Is Given to Hope Council L. Carter Johnson Submits Preliminary Report ADDITIONAL SURVEY Road Contracts to Be Let In Two Counties Today United States Has 60 Per Cent of All World's Gold MORGAN NO AGENT The House ot Morgan changes: Bui not the issue of war loans and credits. Sharp Warning Is Given to Japanese Germans Claim to Have Regained Line Ambassaclor Grew Tells Tokyo .of Adverse Opinion in U. S. TOKYO. Japan—(/I'.i—United States Ambassador Joseph G. Grew Thursday declared "American opinion, based on facts, not on propaganda" belived that "many Ibings injurious to the United States which have been done and are being done by Japanese- agencies are wholly needless" in one of the strongest, most remarkable diplomatic speeches in the history of Japan-United States relations. Grew, recently returned from homeland vi.sit and a meeting with President Roosevelt, said his talk came "straigbl from Ihe horse's mouth." Grew addressed 250 members of the America-Japan society, often the .sounding board for authoritative discussion of American-Japanese relations. The ambassador asserted: "They (the American people' regard with growing seriousness the violation of and interference with American rights by the Japanese armc-i forces in China in disregard of treaties and agreements. "They feel that the present trend in the Far East, if continued, will be ville .schools, reported that a number of Nashville fans would come to Hope on two Missouri Pacific railway passenger coaches, arriving at the Missouri Pacific depot at CMS p. in. The Bobcats spent considerable time Wednesday afternoon in scrimmage and pass defense work. Work Is Started On Prescott Building rHESCOTT. Ark — Workmen Tuesday began the erection of a new city office building along the Missouri Pacific railroad right-of-way here. Sam II. C.'adcnhead, secretary of Prescott's Chamber of Commerce, said thai the building was a NYA project and would employ 5ii men in ils construction. The building is lo be a brick veneer, Spanish type. Assert French Have Been Driven Back From German Soil BERLIN, Germany—Wi—The German high command announced Thursday that the first phase of the war in the west had ended with complete withdrawal of French troops from German soil following short but bitter fighting. This action, a communique said, pushed the French rear guard across the border between the Saar river ancl the Hornbagh-Bitche road. •, Contact with the enemy in several places was broken, the communique added, because German troops die not cross the border in following up the French withdrawal. The whole tone of the communique was to minimize the scope of the wat to date, to emphasize that in cffcc' the front lines are now in their peace- lime boundaries. Banking House This Time Won't Serve as Agent for Allies This is (he second of three stories (in neutrality problcnis faced (hirinK the World War which are recurring in similar form today By WILLIS THORTON NEA Service Staff Correspondent On August 3, 1914, two days aftci France entered the World War, the French Rothschild bank was angl ing in Wall Street for a loan througl J. P. Morgan and Co. The United States was largely un- Turkey Signs Up With the Allies Frnm 1 1 pm Fltmt T~\ • Russia Credit Plan Dropped Since this article was prepared for NEA Service the administration this week announced abandonment of the 90-day credit provision in the neutrality bill now pending in the senate, a provision that was heavily criticized by both administration aind anti-administration senators. Other Reports to Follow Before Council Takes Action A preliminary report on the. feasibility of the purchase and operation if a municipal natural gas distribution iyslem in Hope was submitted to the lope city council Tuesday night by Carter Johnson, utilities rate expert. The gas distribution system is now owned and operated in Hope by the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas company. The council is to receive further information after which it will give its consideration toward, the question of .acquiring the properties of the Arkansas-Lousiana company in Hope. Under the State Department of Public Utilities set-up a municipality has the right to acquire the property of a private-owned utility concern when it so desires, Mr. Johnson said. If the municipality and the utility company is unable to agree upon the purchase price, the next step would be to submit the matter to the state deparment of public utilities, Mr. Johnson pointed out. : Appraisers then would be sent here to appraise the property and to fix reasonable price. Additional surveys and invcsligat- ns will be made and later reports ill be submitted to the council, Mr. ohnson said. Salary Is Raised The council passed an ordinance LITTLE ROCK, Ark — (/P)— The highway commission Wedneday advertised for bids November 2 on 10 road and bridge construction projects to close the gaps in several of the major trunk line routes through stale. Contracts will be let for the jobs, which include: Sevier — Two reinforced concrete bridges and one concrete and steel bridge, 286 feet long, over Wilson creek, Pepper creek and Bear creek of the De Queen-East road, United States 70. Lafayette — Four miles of bituminous surfacing on the Lewisvillc- Stamps road. United States 82, beginning at Lewisville and ending 1000 feet west of the L and A railway tracks at Stamps. Norse Countries Back Each Other ANKARA, Turkey Turkey, key destructive- of Ihe hopes they sincerely cherish of the development of an orderly world." Ban Is Placed on U-Boats by U.S.A. Forbidden to Enter Our Ports Except in Case of Storm (lornian ItciiifmTcmcnts PARIS, France —I/! 1 '-- French mili lary observers reported Wednesday that German troops in their advance had made contact with the French power of the eastern Mediterranean, signed a 15-year mutual assistance pact with Britain and France here Thursday. The treaty was the outcome of British-Turkish and French-Turkish undertakings earlier this year to assist each other "in the event of an act of aggression leading to war in the Mediterranean area." It contained a clause permitting Turkey to remain neutral in the event of a war among France, Great Britain and Soviet Russia, The pact contained the same terms as had been agreed upon at the end of last month before Foreign Minister Sulcru Saracoglu went 16 Moscow for negotiations which finally ended in failure tins' week. The treaty contained economic well as military clauses. .loins Allies ISTANBUL, Turkey —M 1 ;— Gen. Maximo \Veygand, eommancler-in-chief ional City Bank was extending used to international finance in those days. It has had -wide, and costly ioj'ierienr.j: sinpc. But then.it was .still a cfcbtor nation, wilh large blocks of internal securities held abroad. Today Ihe United Slates Is one of the principal creditor nations, vaults piled with more than ?16 ; 000,000,000 in gold. This is nearly 60 per cent of the world's monetary supply. It came in largely since 1929, when the U. S. held less thnfi 54,000,000,000 or 38 per cent Since then, and increasingly since war began, Ihe United Slates has become a refuge for foreign gold. $326,088,889, came in during September alone. If war supplies 'are boughl here for cash, that means more gold. In the last war, American financial policy, improvised on the spur of the moment, was not clear. At firs.t President Wilson judged thai loans by Ihe U. S. government lo belligerent governments would be unncutral. On Aug. 15, 1914, Secretary of State Bryan further informed J. P. Morgan that "in the judgement of this bov- ernment, loans by American bankers to any foreign nation al war are in- consLstenl with the true spirit of neutrality." France Gets Initial Credit Nevertheless by Nov. •!, the Nat " - iviaximc wcygann, commanuei-in-cmc-i : ional L-ny i^aim \va main line of resistance at al J P-'uits | ,, f Fl . cncl , forcc , s in lhe Eastern Medi- | credit of ' 510,000,000 t The population of Albania is chiefly Mohammedan, the population having been converted from Christianity. CRANIUM CRACKERS Hidden Names War news has featured the names of Europeun cities hidden in the sentences below. Can you find each through word sounds and tell the country in which it is located? Sample: Budd is .sure a pest. Answer: Budapest iBudd-a-pest), Hungary. 1. Butch, arrest that man: he looks like a 'thief. '-.. Is Stan going to fight Ihe bull? '.j. Gcoiye .says he never saw a war like Ibis before. 4. Sorry. 1 broke it right in two. .1. How me home at once, for 1 don't like boat ride.s. An \vei>; on I'agc Two of the ItlO-milc-limg norther flank of the Western Front. The Germans were reported rushing up reinforcements to support, units which had gained a toehold in French territory on the extreme northern flank. A semi-official explanation of the German advance from French general headquarters said operatioiis of the past few days had been i-anicd out a.s the French high command had planned. French staff officers said F troops never lost the initiative to the Germans although they technically were "withdrawing." At many points, these officers said, French troops to France. TH terrancan, arrived here Wednesday | government attitude of disapprova giving support to reports that' Turkey ! of even such private loans to bollige- would sign mutual assistance pacts'rent governments had been specdilj with Britain and France within a day Wev- Heports were current Washington, — i/l'.i — President {ooscvi.-lt decreed Wednesday that iibmarine.s, commercial or naval, of lelligerent nations could not enter Jiiilt-d States ports or territorial w;i- er.s, except when forced to do so .- storms or other "acts of God." The president put into effect Section of the lu-iilrnlily act. This relates o the use of American ports and gators by submarines and armed mt-r- lianl vessels of belligerents. Armed nercbanl vessels may still enter Amer- can ports and waters. The president said a ban on sub- iiarincs would 'serve to maintain leace between Die United Slale.s and 'oreign stales, to protect its citi/.ens, mil to promote the security of the Jniled States. lie said submarines driven into American ports or waters by 'fort-'e najcurc" should enter and leave 'while running on the surface wilh conning tower and .superstructure above water anil flying the flags of the foreign belligerent states of whicli they are vessels." Experts defined "force majeurc' 'a.-circumstances over which a submarine had no control. These would include a .storm of such violence as K require the submarine to take refuge, in quiet waters, serious damage I machinery, or loss of fuel or pro visions occasioned by some cause outside the control of the submarine com(Continued on Pygc Six) which previously had willidiawn to new advance positions in Geiman teritory, held without yielding an inch o the Na/.is' At other points they fell jack before the German advance .(•cording lo plan. The French, who originally said heir advance into Germany was to gain extended cover for Ihe Maginol e, said Wednesday their main lin- now had been withdrawn'lo a point nore easily supported since it was closer to the winter bases in the Vlaginot line. French communique merely report-d "great activity' 'on both sides, si-out ing for weak places in each other's ine.s between (be Moselle and Saar rivers. The morning communique said [be Germans were using raih'nail.s as well as trucks and i-ars to pour Ihou- •-ands of new troops into the fighting /one. Military observers sakl that while 1lu j Gel mans awaited ivinforcenu-nl.s they were consolidating their new positions, stringing barbetl wire, digging trenches and constructing tank traps. The French insisted thi- German forciv had boen unable to prnclrati- their i main line of resistance, which they said was still on German soil except for ihe sector just east of Apach. gand, 72, World war hero and former commander of Ihe French army, would sign on behalf of his government and then confer wilh Turkish army i-hief.s regarding common military j defense plans. It was believed lhe advantage lo u.s in V l '?i 1 British-Turkish pact would be signed'of articles across at the same time. Fran/ von Papcn. former German chancellor and now Germali ambassador to Turkey, arrived here from Ankara en route to Berlin where he- was said to have been summoned by hi.s government. Von Papcn, ambassador In. Austria just before that connlry was absorbed by Germany, bad been sent to Turkey by Adolf Hitler to woo the Turkish government from the British-French front. Turkey and France signed a mu- assistance agreement June 23 to each other in case of an act if aggression wbcih -might lead to war in the Mediterranean." Embodied in thiil declaration was the prediction that it would be followed by a "definite accord of long duration carrying m A broken down when bankers pointet out that without credits, trade will belligerents would be impossible. A trace of this point of view contained in President Rooseve\t' neutrality message to Congress Sept 21, when he urged repeal of the em biirgo on arms, .saying "what is th advantage lo u.s in sending all manne the ocean forfin; processing there when we could giv mploymenl to thousands by doing i iere?" In the HIM days, the bankers i heir representations lo the State DL ttirlmont carefully distinguished ere lis from loans. This later turned 01 ,o be a distinction without a di 'erence. The same point crops out toda n the argument on eash-and-carr. Shall it be cash on the barrell-hca or 90-day credit? And if it is ill lay credit, docs that lead to nun formal and longer loans? Would the K' quenee be. as Senator Capper reciprot'al engagements in the terests of their national security. ,-nnilar British-Turkish agreement announced Mav \2 but lias not been iking the salary of Police Chief iweency Copcland from $135 to $150 icj month, effective as of October . The only dissenting vote was cast iy Alderman L. A. Keilh. The council agreed to permit Mrs. •Jona K. Steelc, head of the Houseold Aid Project, lo eslablish head- uarters in lhe second floor of the old ire station, building, West Third trect, with the understanding that he city government could obtain possession when it so desired. C. O. Thomas, superintendent of he water and light plant, reported lo he council lhal in several instances property owners had applied "meter umpers" on electric lines which he ;aid prevented lhe correct registering if electricity. Mr. Thomas also reported that in several instances property owners had Broken seals on water meters wilh the obvious intent to "run back" the lands on the water meter. This also ircvciits the correct recording of the amount of water used. After a discussion, the ordinance committee was instructed lo prepare ordinance which will curb such practices—and also provide a penalty upon conviction of such an offense, Mr. Thomas mentioned no -names— but reported that "meter jumpers" •UK! broken seals on water meters had been found "quite frequently." Sweden, Norway and Den- \rnark Throw Their Lot in With Finland STOCKHOLM, Sweden — (/P)— Appreciation of the support given by President Roosevelt and the presidents of Ihe Lalin American slales was expressed by Ihe president of Finland and the kings of Sweden, Norway and Denmark in broadcasts marking the conclusion Thursday of their two-day conference here. Finlandjs president, Kyosti Kallio, said in Ihe broadcast: "A powerful neighbor (Russia) has put forward for solution questions of a very serious character. Finland feels grateful for the diplomatic support received from others in this connection." King Gustaf, of Sweden, speaking of the results of the conference, said: "This meeting has confirmed the similarity of the policies of the four Nordic countries. We will co-operate to live as free nations, safeguard our rights, and establish peace." $150,000-$300,000 Loss as Williams Factory Is Razed Big Roofing Plant Quickly Destroyed by Flames Thursday Noon TANK STARTS FIRE Saturation Tank Ignites— Berry Asphalt Plant Is Saved The most spectacular fire in years in south Arkansas destroyed the plant of the Williams Roofing company'at Waterloo, Nevada county, Thursday noon. Efforts to fix the exact loss were unsuccessful as< neither The Star nor the Associated Press could'reach company officials for a statement at the plant or the executive offices in Little Swedes Support Finland STOCKHOLM, Sweden ge.stcd: "First .profits from cash, A Thought The light of the understanding humility kinilleth. and pride cov- vrclh—Queries Turkey combined her diplomatic activity with intensified military HU su,res. Many heavy duty trucks a other large vehicles were requisitioned. Chauffeurs and mechanics no yet connected with army reserve unit were urged to join. Additional mili liiry measures included complete black mil drills at Smyrna and environs and placing of mobili/.cd troops on ihe Bulgarian and Russian Caucasus Irontier.s. General Wcygand came at a moment when the Turkish-Soviet Russian negotiations were broken off. Foreign Minister Saracoglu was en then credit. . . loans . . . men'.'" That was the sequence in 1914 and thereafter. By March 31. 1915. the government, attitude had changed. While it still disapproved formal loans to belligerent governments by public subscriptions, it took no stand on credits advanced by individuals or banking firms. Foreign loans of this kind arc now restricted by the Johnson Act. passed in 1934 which prohibits individuals or banks from buying or selling the obligations of any foreign government, or of anyone acting in their behalf, if that government i.s in default in its debts to the United Slates The catch here is thai word "default" is subject to interpretation, and may not mean tu lawyers what il means to Jin- Blow. But the policy, least, is defined. In May. 1915. the Morgan bank became purchasing agent for both Bri- Home Clubs'Fall Camp October 30 To Start at Experiment Station Recreation < Center 9:30 am. The home demonstration club women of Hempstcad county will have a fail camp and leadership meeting at the recreation center of the Experiment Station starting at 9:30 a. in. October 30. The club women will check in and register and get ready for a good camping program. During the day a demonstration will be conducted under the leadership of the home demonstration Agent in making a mattress. The afternoon and night program will consist of supper being cooked outdoors in the open fire places. The heads of the departments f the cooperating aricultural agenc- cs will be invited for supper and to ake part in a round table discussion if what these departments can mean .o Home Demonstration Clubs. Hal- owe'en features and stunts will com- ilcte the program for the night. ,The day of the 31st will be spent in making matresses for the cots and beds for the Eexperiment Station Recreation hul. Camp will break by 31) p. in. Every club woman in the county is invited ( attend during the camp period to spend the night or to visit one day or a part of one day. Each club group is urged lo get. together and come. The women will bring their cots and cover and own eating utilities. Each person is lo bring enouh camp food to serve themselves during the camp period. The first meal will be a "covered dish' dinner and the supper and the breakfast and the dinner den, upward of 100,000 slrong, gathered in front of the royal palace and nearby streets and squares Wednesday in a mass demonstration of solidarity of the Northern countries. Cheers greeted the kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden when they appeared on the balcony with Finland's president, Kyoesti Kallio, meeting here to discus the preservation of their neutrality and normal trade in the European war. Long after the serenading by massed choirs, cries of 'Kallio! Kallio!" continued. Cheers for Finland resounded The crowd intoned the national anthems of the four Northern countries and waved handkerchiefs in greeting. The multitude sang the old Lutheran hymn, "A Might Fortress Is Our God." Stockholm papers, carried a appeal to the Northern states to make the meeting a starting point for a general European peace move. They said he reaffirmation of Ihe Northern states neutrality and earnest desire for peace was good, 'but not enough." 'They must watch for every opportunity to promote peaceful contacts between bel ligerent powers before it is too late. In this hour the influence of the Northern states is not small." There was no official indication the Northern countries would attempt mediation. Rock—but Waterloo estimates put the figure between 5110,000 and $300,000, with only a fraction covered by'in- surance. In the warehouse alone $60,000 worth of completed composition shingles, awaiting shipment, were destroyed. It was a half-acre inferno of- flame, heat, and billowing black smoke that could be seen 20 miles away. None Seriously Hurt Despite the total property loss no one was killed or seriously injured. The warehouse foreman, Mr. Honeycutt, was overcome by heat and sustained slight burns, and several other plant men were burned or scorched, out not seriously. " * , The disaster started when the saturation tank ignited—and fire flashed simultaneously throughout the plant. The flash occurred at 10:45 a. m., and buy the time two Star staff men got down to Waterloo at 12:30 for pictures and the story the last vestige of plant buildings was gone, and flames raged above the .stored roof ing material on --V the warehouse site, and played about the ruined presses and other riiach- incry of the main plant. •-..•';• Berry Plant Sav«d For the first hour of the fire it seem- Swe- ed likely that the plant of the Berry Asphalt company, directly adjoining the Williams property, also would go. Two tanks of naptha are on.- the Berry- property within a few feet of the Williams line. Berry plant men kept hoses playing on these tanks, while other Berry men gave such assistance to the Williams crew as was possible. The fire was confined to the Williams plant. Right after the fire broke out calls for help were sent to the Hope and Camden fire departments, but neither city had sufficient chemical equipment to handle such a fire, and Waterloo didn't have enough water to put the cities' pumping engines to work. There was no statement from the Williams company up to early Thursday afternoon, but Waterloo gloomily • reported it was unlikely the plant would be rebuilt. It was constructed in 1931, and work had been quite regular this year, plant men reporting they were getting in as much as 9 1-2 hours a day recently. The fire was an industrial blow to Hope trade area, as many of the Waterloo men and their families arc regular visitors here. Bund Still Fights Reds, Despite Pact Kuhn Says Bund Endorses Treaty of Germany ("With Russia Bulgarian Cabinet Resigns in Crisis New Government Expected to Announce Definite (War Policy SOFIA, Bulgaria — (/Pi— The Bulgarian cabinet under Premier George Kiosseivanoff resigned Thursday. It had been in office since November 14, 1938, when the previous Kios- seivanoff cabinet was reconstrucled. The resignation opens the way for the formation of a government with fighting Communists 'in this country.' a more definite policy in the face of although it wholly approves the new the present tense situation in south- WASHINGTON Fritz Kuhn told the Dies committee Thursday his German-American Ijjjnd was still Russo-Gennan pact. The perspiring leader of the organization made this declaration amid excited exchanges among the witness, his counsel, and committee members, after asserting in response to questions that there was no .significance to the fact that the majority of the Bund's 71 units are located in an area occupied by 90 per cent of the United States' munitions industry. eastern Europe. McFaddin to Speak at Red Cross Meet E. F. McFaddin of Hope will be one of the speakers at the Seventh Dis- Seventh District meeting of the Amer ican Red Cross to be held in Camdet October 26. The mccing will be hclc October 26. The meeting will be hclc in the First Mcllnxlist church, Mart- at 10 and concluding a (.Continued on Page Six) (Continued on Page Five) of the .second camp style. be cooked 3 p. m. Oilier speakers will be H. L McAllister and Judge Arthur Pope. Earthquake Hits New England Area Tremblers Reach West Into Ohio and North Into Canada By the Associated Pros Earth tremors, described by » Harvard seismologist as a "major earthquake," were felt in New England,, New York slate, as far west as Ohio, and in eastern Canada Thursday. Dishes rattled, pictures were aet awry, but apparently no serious damage was dune. Horatio Alger, celebrated author of boys' books, gave away mud) of his income to needy youths and died poor. Cotton NEW YORK —(.A J l— December cotton opened Thursday at 8.92 and clos-. ed at 9.00-01. Middling spot 9.28.

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