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World-Wide News Coverage Given. Impartially by , Associated Prett Hope VOLUME 41—NUMBER 12 Star JHOPE, ARKANSAS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1939 ! The We«Ui«f ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, in extreme east portion, colder Friday night; Saturday generally lair and colder. PRICE 5c COPY • n* ARMS EMBARGO IS REPEALED Camden All Set for Annual Tilt With Hope Friday Description of Game to Be Broadcast by Leo Robins Torpedoing of Ticonderoga, Killing 213, Greatest U. S. Shipping Loss in German U-Boat War of 1918 Transport Put Up MILLS SPONSORS IT Bobcats to Leave Hope at 5 o'Clock—Band Also to Make Trip CAM DEN, Ark.—Tlic Ciinulcn Panthers Thursday completed their week of work in preparation for the invasion of the Hope Bobcats Friday night HI 8 o'clock lit Abbott field. A large crowd is expected to .see these two tc;ftns renew their gridiron con- teats and look into the latest edition of Foy Hfunrnons' (cams which experts say will come close to winning the state championship. The Bobcats have won six straight contests and they are seeking their seventh here. Hope lias one of the biggest lines in the state and a fast backfield. There will be no special train to Camden for the game but hundreds of Hope funs will drive here fo rlho contest. Coach Sam Coleman has been drilling the Panthers hard this week on defense and the team is in fair shape. Injuries suffered in the Mnlvcrn find Pine Bluff games arc nbout healed and the team with a few exceptions may be at full strength. Team In Shape A play-by-play description of the Ho|H!-Camden football game will be brought to Hope fans over a special broadcast hookup by Mills radio anil music store, South Walnut street. The description ot the game will be given by Leo Kubinft Wn\rwrll speak from the sidelines at the Cnmden stadium. Broadcasting will begin at 7:47 o'clock—three minutes before the opening kickoff. Stoddard, Calhe.y, McKennon ;md Mann have been on the crippled list. Cathoy and MeKcnnon saw no service against Pine Bluff but it is expected that bolli may (be in shape (o play Friday night. If they do then the regular backfield used in several games may get (lie call. However Purifoy by hi.s work against Pine Bluff now joints up with C. Wright and Trifonoff as plenty ready to step into starting slots. Scv- era) boys ;irc showing tip well in the line and the Panther forward wall is expecting to be ready for (he fust charging Hope backs. Hope also uses a lot of forward pusses and open style play and the game should be plenty interested to fans. .Officials will be G. Jordan, J. Me- kcniiii and A. Alexander. Camden's record (o date shows: Camden 20, Smackover G. Camden 3'J, Nashville G. Camden 27, Prescott 7. Camden 21, Texarkana 13. Camden 12, Malvern 13. Ca'mdcn « Pine Bluff 27. Tin- IVolmlilv Lineup Thornton, right end P. McGuire, right tackle . Ashley, right guard J. Allen, center Guttry, left guard Stodder, left tackle Dnmin.ski, left end Mann, quarterback Brown, right half Purifoy, (eft half .' fc/'milh, fullback The Hope IJni'up Coach Foy Mammons announced at noon Friday that his probable starting lineup would be as follows: Green and Eason, ends; Simpson and Calboun, tackles; Breeding and Quiin- by, guards; Bill Tom Bundy, center Kllen, quarterback; Baker, fullback, Coleman, halfback, Simms or Murphy at the other halfback. The team will leave Hope at 5 p. m. aboard an Arkansas Motor company bus. The high school band of G5 pieces will make the trip aboard two Tri-Slatc Motor coaches. 175 195 165 195 171 170 155 185 1'JO 155 170 Dies Committee's "Red Lisf Rapped Roosevelt Calls Its Publication a "Sordid Procedure" WASHINGTON — </p, — President Roosevelt branded as a "sordid procedure" Friday the publication by the Dies committee of the names of more than 500 government employes on the "membership and mailing list" of the American League for Peace and Democracy. The committee charged the league was a "front" for coriroiumistic activity. Tayl ,. ., »_, ,^^, ,«.„ ,._,«, .,.,,. ; ~.^«-T -?.»>- vy*-.^—j^^ujij-.-. m^ ^VL^m^^mrmm^f^im ,. It was gnus Hhe HioscjiarricJ on this sister ship with which the U-158 battered the transport Ticonderoga to pieces. or and Daniels Ruled Ineligible But Goza Continues Investigation, Awaiting Flurther Proof AltKADELPHIA, Ark.— (/P)— L. M. Coxa, president of the Arkansas High School Athletic association, announced Friday that "pending further proof" Jimmy Daniels and Roy Taylor, members of the Hope football team, had been ruled ineligible to participate in Arkansas high school football. ..*, -''Record:; show they have had years participation in high school foot biill," Goza asserted. "Hope people seem to think they will be able to prove otherwise, but pending further proof Taylor and Daniels arc ineligible. They arc definitely out of the Hopc-Camdcn ga'me Friday night." Go/.a said his information indicated that the Iwys had exhausted their period of participation under Arkansas eligibility rules while playing with the Eastland (Texas) school team. He said there WHS no question of Ihcir residence, age and grade requirements. Philippines May Not Want Liberty Fate of Small Nations Gives Independence- Advocates Pause MANILA, P. . -(/!>)— President Manuel Quezon said Thursday night at a dinner honoring the new United Stales high commissioner that developments luive demonstrated how small weak nations have become victims of more powerful nations. President Quezon agreed wilh Commissioner Francis B. Siiyre that th« Philippines should prepare for independence but pointed out he did not discourage discussion of re-examining the question because of world developments. If exponents of re-examination see danger of independence, he said they have the right to speak their views . Guests include members of the cabinet, Supreme Court justice, national assemblymen, high officials of the army and navy and their ladies. A Thought He that will not give some pur- lion of bis ease, his blood, hi.s wealth for thcrs' good, is a poor, frozen churl.—Joanna Bailie. CRANIUM CRACKERS Amcrcan Tragedies Great tragedies have occasionally broken the tranquility of American life. From the following hints, can you identify some of the disasters which have shaken the United Slates during the past century? 1. In February, 1898, an event which started a new chapter in American history occured in Havan harbur. 2. A dam crashed in 1889 and 2209 persons lost their lives in a thriving Pennsylvania town. 3. A shot was fired in Washington in 1865, and a great career was suddenly ended. 4. A fidgety cow in a Chicago barn one day iu 1871 was probably responsible for damage totaling $196,000,000. 5. Terror swept San Francisco one day in April, 1906, as 452 lives were lost. Answers ou Page Two Reports of Battle Off Danish Coast Disputed COPENHAGEN, Denmark—(/P)—Reports from Seiero island that inhabi- ,ants there saw a naval battle involving planes and warships were received in Copenhagen Friday afternoon, but the ministry of marine denied there had been any such action in that area. Dramatic Battle Against Sub 152 Ship Sought to Ram Sleeping Submarine But She Escaped FIGHT WITH GUNS Jacket Over Forward Gun Prevented Transport From Firing Early Editor's Note: President Roosevelt lias banned submarines from United States' coast and ports. Here is the first of a scries of four stories showing just what belligerent undersea boats Can mean to America — the exploits of German U-boats during their last appearance off America's coast in the World war. By SAMUEL TAYLOR MOORE Written for NEA Service Lying awash like a slumbering whale only 200 yards dead ahead, U-152 should have served as a clay pigeon for the for ard gun-crew of City of Flint Is Returned to Nazis Russians Turn U. S. Ship Loose to Her German Prize Crew _ r. BERLIN, Germany — (fP)— Official advices received here Friday night said the United States steamer City of Flint was being sailed from Mur- mansk, Russia, to Germany under command of a prize crew from the German pocket-battleship Deutschland. Th* freighter was reported some- Embargo Against Munitions Voted Out byJ7 to 22 Senate Action Regarded as Conclusive on Neu- Trality Bill - f VOTE IS DECISIVE Top --Heavy Majority Winds Up Prolonged Neutrality Debate BULLETIN WASHINGTON-^)— The senate voted Friday to repeal the embargo against the sale of arms to Europe's warring nations, 67 to 22. WTSHINGTqN —(/P)— Driving toward passage ' of the administrative neutrality bill by night fall an overwhelming senate majority Friday turned aside an amendment to ban. armed where along" the'~Norweigian. "coast merchant vessels and submarines of heading slowly into the British block- bel "5 er «»t nations from United States ade area. '" U. S. Envoy Received MOSCOW, Russia —(/Pi- States Ambassador Laurence Stein- tiardt finally succeeded late Friday in' fian foreign office officials in quest for information on the American vessel City of Flint, after earlier attempt to get an appointment had failed. ™'"™^~^'''*"'"«''""" - " B1 > a ™»^^ "Unterseebootcs" sent 165,000 tons of shipping to the bottom on this gide of the Atlantic. This one was the Herbert L. Pratt., torpedoed off Delaware. $947,867 In WPA Money Spent Here Over 80 Per Cent Went Into Wages, Says State Report A total of $947,867 was spent by the Works Progress Administration in Hcmpstead county from inception of the program in July 1035 through the four period ending June 30. 1939, Floyd Sharp, stale administrator, has announced in Little liock. The figures represent a final report on thai organization which was replaced by the W</rk Projects Administration on July 1. Of the total, $822,2(i8 was advanced by the WPA and $125,568 by the sponsors. The figures include sums spent both by county and municipally sponsored projects. Over 80 per cent WPA allotments went into wages while .s|MMis«rs' lunds were practically all spent for materials, Sharp said. As in most of the other counties in the state, the majority of expenditures in the county were for highway, roads and streets with farm-to-makct and feeder roads getting the largest allocation in this class. This item a- mountcd to $550,493 in this county. Total expenditures in the county including WPA sponsors' contributions by type of pi-ejects follow; public buildings, $167,129; recreational facilities exclusive of buildings, $37,812; conservation, $13,975; publicly owned or operated utilities, $31.00 professional and service (white collar) projects, $42,412; recreation, $10,088; goods projects including sewing rooms, 60,040; sanitation and health, $51,757; distribution of surplus commodities, $6,279 projects not elsewhere classified, $6,813. District Red Cross England Excuses Meeting, Camden E. F: McFaddin Discusses Approaching Red Cross Campaign Thursday at Camden the annual district conference of Rod Cross Roll Call wrokers was held under the direction of E. F. McFaddin of Hope and Judge Arthur Pope of El Dorado, cochairman for the seventh congressional district. Every county in the district was represented and much cnthuasismflnam- fcsted in regard to the approaching Red Cross Roll Call which is officially to open on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, and close on Thanksgiving Day. In addition lo Mr. McFaddin and Judge Pope, other well known speakers were Col. H. L. McCallister, president of Arkansas State Teachers' College, who is serving again as state roll call chairman; Rep. Julian James of Joncsboro, state publicity director for the roll call: Mrs. Mabel Ford Chicol They Think Prohibition Isn't the Answer PAPEETE, Tahiti—W 1 )—An educational campaign to persuade natives to drink less liquor is being carried on by the government of Chastenct de Gery. largely through its official gazette. The French administration finds that alcohol has impaired the health of the Islanders, but does not consider prohibition to be answer to the problem. M. L. Sigman, disaster chairman, Drew county for many years, who very vividly recalled the highly successful service rendered by the Red Cross during the East Arkansas floods in past years; and Miss Kathryn B. Monroe, special field representative from the St. Louis office of the American Red Cross. Both Mr. McFaddin and Koyce Wciscnbcrgcr, who served as county roll call chairman for 1938 and who is serving in 1939 in the capacity of roll call chairman for that part of the county exclusive of De Roan township, Mrs. James G. Martindale being the Hope area chairman for 1939, were quite gratified to learn that during 1938 Hcmpstead county lead all other counties in the congressional dis trict in the percentage of the total population enrolling as members of the (Continued on Page Foul) Cotton NEW YOIlK—Wi—December cotton opened Friday at 9.15 and closed 9.11. Middling spot, 9.39. Russia in Poland Soviet W o u 1 d n't Have Moved If Germany Hadn't Acted First LONDON, Ene.-(/P)-Britain Thursday partly excused without defending Soviet Russia's part in the partition of Poland while new pleas were made in Parliament for another try to gain Russian friendship for the British-French allies. Foreign Secretary Halifax told the House of Lords that Russia would never have occupied eastern Poland if German "had not started it and set the example." He explained that the Soviet action "has been to advance the Russian boundary recommended at the time of the Versailles conference by Lord Cmv.on," then British foreign secretary who was a Vcrsaille delegate. He said he did not wish "to defend the action of the Soviet government at the particular time at which they took it." This and the call by the Labor and Liberal opposition to seek again Soviet friendship came in spite of a Russian protest at the inclusion of foodstuffs in the British contraband list. In a note Russia reserved the right to claim compensation for any losses incurred in enforcement of British contraband regulations. mercan regter it of Flint, de- the transport Ticonderoga that drizzly c l m . ed Friday that the ship's Ger- rti.ni* rlniim nt CAttfm-nKnit 1{\ 1 Q1 0 __ . , . . _ *^ *^ gray dawn of September 30, 1918 - - - t —-.. „««... iin utivuBn luu-auewn It didn t, because the three-inch waters with explosives planted in her piece was covered with a canvas jacket on account of the heavy rain through the night! to 'Alf.'" . ** r —...» Jw.J. Madison on, .th<^ __McConm>chie, gave-ms, .s«;rjiiaiuc,a.n- bridge wastecV'ho'Himc in cursing the" "tors the slip when they stopped at *""* Tromsoe, Norway. He said the German planned to blow up the ship it they encountered trouble. Hays Resigns His Post, Says Paper Arkansas Democrat Declares National Committee man Has Quit LITTLE ROMK—(rt'l—The Arkansas Democrat said Friday in a special dispatch from Washington that "Brooks Hays has resigned as Arkansas Democratic national commitecman in order to keep legal bis position with the Farm Security Administration. This information was said to have been obtained from "high authority." Hays declined lo comment. luck. "Ram it," he snapped lo the quarter- tn'aster. But at 10-knol speed 200 yards is a long distance. The German watch on the sub's conning tower aroused to the threatening apparition bearing down through the fog. The U-boat leaped ahead. The Ticonderoga missed her target by a scant five yards. Before the fumbling gun-crew could strip the piece and throw in a shell, German seamen poured up through fore and aft deck hatches to man their own pieces. The sub's guns already were loaded. Crash! The first shell, an incendiary, fired at point blank range, wrecked the bridge and wireless room' of the Ticonderoga. Her skipper fell wounded. The helmsman, together wilh the wheel in his hands, disintegrated, destroying navigational control. A second shell from the U-boat wined out the wor'ard gun and its crew. A third shell wrecked the engine-room, setting fire to the transport amidships. Then the U-boat went under in a crash dive. Rattle Resumes at Long Range Twenty 'minutes passed before the submarine came back to the surface at maximum gun range, almost two miles off. Much had happened on the surface in Hie interval. Commander Madison, his wounds undressed, ordered himself placed in a chair for'ard and topside to direct the bade at its resumption. Ensign Clifford T. Sanghove, under his direction, was busy ogranizing the fight against the flames amidship, while Ensign Gustav Ringel'man and hi.s crew manned the one remaining gun, a 6-inch piece aft. A long-range duel began at once. Nowhere in naval history is recorded a braver fight against odds. For more than an hour the gun threw high explosives at the distant U-boat. The submarine answered with murderous shrapnel fire, perfectly timed to break overhead from bow to stern. Korvetten-leutnant Frainz, U-152«s commander, had been shaken by the narrowncs of his escape. In his fury he gave full measure of "schrecklich- keit." For a full hour the massacre continued, the heroic aft gun-crew still answering shell for shell. With each fresh detonation men fell or leaped overboard in the agony of their wounds, screaming and cursing defiance. At the end of an hour not 50 !men of the 237 sailors and soldiers on board reamincd alive. Then a U-boat shell smashed the mounting of the aft gun, leaving the pointed downward into the muzzle sea. Survivors Abandon Ship With the Ticonderoga defense-less, cautiously the U-boat approached, still firing. Every life-boat save one had been lorn to pieces by the shrapnel. The survivors lifted the now unconscious commander into it, and jammed to the gun-whales it pushed off. The few remaining managed launch a damaged life raft. A 50 men were two. The U-boat fired upon the drifting life-boat as it came nearer. Then to (Continued on Page Four) port». The proposal, by Senator Clark, Missouri Democrat, lost out by 63 United to 2 6- Administration leaders predicted: final passage of the measure—wtih provisions, for repealing the arms embargo—late in the day. May Destroy Ships BERGEN, Norway — (P)— James McConochie, radio operator of h American freighter Cit of Flint, de- man crew took her through ice-strewn engine-room while they flew the Danish flag and repainted the ship's name ''" Ship Released, Fate Uncertain MOSCOW, Russia —(/Pj— The Soviet government Thursday night released the American freighter City of Flint and well-in-formed sources said she had sailed under the United States flag from Murmansk, Russian port where she was taken Monday by a German prize crew. The government announcement said the ship had been given clearance after inspection of her cargo and ordered to leave -port immediately, but failed to throw any light on the question whether the American or German crew was directed to take the vessel away. Well-informed sources denied German reports that she had sailed under the Nazi banner. The Germans have charged she was carrying contraband. Even if the City of Flint was flying a United States flag, it was not certain she was actually under the control of an American crew and officers. If a German crew in control of the vessel were following United States naval practice, a United States or neutral flag would be hoisted and flown until the vessel reached a German port and her status determined by a prize court. The United States embassy here had been pressing the Foreign Office for details of the status of the freighter and at the same time had been studying the question of what right the Russians had to examine her cago. Laurence A. Stenhardt, United States ambassador, received assurances the American crew was safe aboard the ship. Because of the remoteness, of Mur- mansk, the embassy had said, it had no way of knowing in what positidn the Flint was lying in the harbor or what treatment the ship and her crew were receiving. Expel Candidate In Bolivia Vote General Ordered to Get Out the Country LA PAZ, Bolivia—WV-General Bilbao Ridja, presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, was expelled from Bolivia Friday on charpes thai he had attempted lo foment revolution. A state of siege (modified martial law) was decreed Friday morning. 'Don't Be Too Comfortable' KNOXV1LLE, Teun.-</P)-It's all right to be comfortable while studying, but not too comfortable because learning and relaxation just won't mix, ged life raft. A scant D !\ R - ?' Dunford - psychologist, has divided between the advjsed University of Tennessee fresh, •• i .. . . ^ m/»n WASHINGTON -{/P)— Administration forces won the first test of strength on repeal of the arms embargo Thursday. The vote, 55 to 27, came on an amendment by Senator Downey (Dem., Cal) which would have forbidden munitions sales to neutrals or belligerents in peace time or war, except states of the Western hemisphere at war with non-American nations. Downey decried all traffic uvinstru- ments of war as essentially "unholy." "" " ' asked, "vindicate,•! 3W5SE**"**"**"?"- ™—-vu, ,i..v.n^ll.c vVV «^ claim to national morality when we trade in instruments of death and become the agents of destruction? "Have we now some divine mission? Have we been appointed a world court to divide the just from the unjust and provide those of whom we approve with the implements of slaughter? Destruction: and mass murder is to terrible a thing to release on this world by us, a Christian nation.' Since the scope of the proposal extended beyond the present war in Europe it contained some controversial matter not essentially involved in the neutrality debate. These extraneous issues cost the proposal the vote of Senator Vandenberg (Rep,, Mich) and possibly one or two others. With these exceptions both sides agreed the vote was a test of strength and that, when the senate ballots on the question in another form—a motion to strike the repeal clause from pending legislation—the roll call would be much as it was Thursday. Administration forces, although they received but 55 votes, or 57 including two that were paired, were confident of a final vote of 65 or so. Reports Heard on Inter-City Rotary Local Clubmen Review. Meeting at Texarkana Last Monday Reports were heard from nine local Rotarians on the visit of the local delegation to Texarkana's interlcity Rotary 'meeting last Monday, at Friday noon's luncheon of the Hope club in Hotel Barlow. Appearing on the program arranged by Max Cox were: Oliver Adams, Lyman Armstrong, the Rev. Thomas Brewster, Albert Graves, N. T. Jewell, A. B. Paten, George W. Robison, Royce Smith and Frank Ward. Guests Friday were: A. Ted VanPelt, president of the Prescott club; Paul Dudee, Little Rock; and J. W. Klinncie, St. Louis. Trying to study wlxile lying down or propped in bed against soft pillows is frowied upon. IsHitByAuto William Henderson, 20, In Hospital With Lacerated Arm William (Bill) Henderson, about 20, was painfully but not dangerously injured at 6:30 p. m. Thursday when struck by an automobile driven by Mrs. Clyde Phillips of Hope. The accident occured on West Third street near the Hope Feed store. Henderson was taken to Julia Chester hospital where a physician said Henderson's left arm was deeply lacerated in three places, severing the blood vessels which caused much loss of blood. The left elbow is dislocated and fractured, the physician reported. Henderson's home is in the Spring Hill community south of Hope.

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