Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 31, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide New* C*vei*|« Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ; ARKANSAS-Fair Tuesday night ^ and (Wednesday; frost Tuesday night •£ VOLUME 41—NUMBER 15 HOPE, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 31, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY PLEA FOR FREIGHTER'S CREW 13 to Seek Off ice In City Primary Election Nov. 28 T. R. Billingsley Only Candidate Without Opposition TWO FOR ATTORNEY Opposition for Alderman's Post In Each of the Four Wards A fiirld of Kl candidates will seek office in the city democratic primary to be held in Hope Tuesday, November 28, in which candidates will Ix- numinatcd for the offices of city iittorncy. city recorder and one alderman for each of the four wards. The list of candidates, announced Tuesday, is as follows: Kor City Recorder: T. R. Dilling.slcy, and Lawson Glover. Kor City Recorder: T. R. Billiongslcy, seeking u fourth term without opposition. For Alderman, Ward One: E. P. Young, seeking a third term, will have opposition from A. W. Stubbcman. For Alderman, Ward Two. L. A. Keith, a fifth term, finds he is opposed by two other candidates, Jesse Brown and Jim Dodson. For Alderman, Ward Three: Roy Johnson, Thompson Evans and Ross Spears. The incumbent, F. D. Henry, is not a candidate for re-eU-ction. Fo r Alderman, Ward Four: C. E. Cnssidy, seeking a third tcim in office, is opposed by P. B. Carrigan. Voting precincts for the four wards to be located as follows: Ward One. Arkansas Bank & Trust company building. Ward Two: Frisco passenger station. Ward Three; Magnolia building, iv- cro.w the .street from 556 filling st«- lion. Ward Four: City hull. Martin Removed to Ashdown Hotel Slayer Who Turned Razor On Himself ; Given Chance to Recover ASHDOWN. Ark. — Arthur Martin. •1(1, who fatally slashed his wife's throat and then turned the razor on his own throat, jtccording to Sheriff Jim Sanderson of Little River county, was described a.s- "holding hi.s own well," following his removal here Sunday from his of here. farm home 21 miles east Sheriff Sanderson is recovering from a serious operation, but his wife said that the attending physician gave Martin " a chance" to recover. The man i.s at a local hotel, where he was taken from his home in Little Thursday, November 23, Is Nat'l Thanksgiving WASHINGTON — (/I') — Proclaiming Thursday, November 23, as a day of general Thanksgiving, President Roosevelt nuked Tuesday that thanks be offered "for the hope thnt lie within us" of the coming of eventual world peace. Arkansas will observe Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 30, the original calendar date, which has been retained in Governor Bailey's proclamation. The various states arc divided between the new and old dates. Heart Attack Fatal to C.N. Trimble, 55 Former Hempstead Man Is Stricken While On Hunting Trip C. N. Tri'mblc, 55, former Hcmpstcad county man, died nt 6:30 p. m. Monday of an heart attack while hunting with his brother, John D. Trimble, at Newclllon, La. Mr. Trimble was born and reared in Hcmp.stcad county. He lived at Washington until about 15 years ago when he moved with his family to El Dorado. Surviving arc his widow, three sons, J. D. Trimble, C. N. Trimble, Jr., und David Trimble, all of El Dorado; two daughters, Mrs. W, H. Ettcr, Jr., of Washington, and Mrs. T. C. Wilson of Cotton Valley, La., one grandson and one granddaughter. Also surviving arc two brothers, John D. Trimble of El Dorado, Frank Trimble of Hope; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Butler of Batcsville, Mrs. J. A. Wilson and Miss Bess Trimble, both of Washington. Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian church at El Dorado. The body was returned to Washington, (his county, for burial in the Washington cemetery at 4 o'clock. River county, near the Hempstead I'™ K;lin S : German Sea Chief Noted as a Raider Admiral Raeder Saw Service in Last Maritime Warfare By The AP Feature Service Grand Admiral Erich • Racdcr, veteran of World war sea battles at Dogger Bank and Jutland, has spent 15 of his 63 years in the Germany navy. But up until two years ago at least he didn't have a gray hair in his head. How gray he'll grow in Germany's second struggle against the world's Number One naval power remains to be seen. But it's certain that the serious-faced chief of the Germany navy knows what he's up against, for he recently told a German youth county lino, according to Mrs. Sanderson. Martin slashed hi.s wife's throat several times during a quarrel over "family trouble," Sheriff Sanderson said he learned, then slashed his own Ihruat. The family came to Little River county from Ynntis, Texas, about three weeks ago to pick cotton being employed oh the Henry Orion fai-m. Will Higgs, father of Mrs. Martin, returned the body day. to YanlLs Satur- You Can'tc Up a Florida Policeman MIAMI. r'la.-t/P)— Much has been written about policemen breaking into places provided they have search warrants. But now comes Florida with a new criminal code, one section of which givc.s an officer the right to break out again "if it i.s for the put-pose of liberating himself." Holland has no breach of promise law. CRANIUM CRACKERS Multiple Choice Most people know all of the 48 United Slates, but surprisingly few remember their capitals. Test your self by picking out the capital by picking out the capital of the slate mentioned in cadi group. 1. Delaware: la) Wilmington, ibi Dover, tc) Hartford, (dj Newark. 2. Florida: (a) Miami, tb) St. Augustine, (cJ Palm Beach, (d) Tallahassee. o. Michigan: (u) Lansing, tb) Detroit, (c) Muskcgon, td) Grand liti pids. 4. Nevada: (u) Las Vegas, (b) lienn, (e> Carson City, (ill Elko. 5. Texas: (al Austin, <bl San Antonio, tc) Dallas, <d) Corpus Christi. on 1'iigf Two lias been drawn councils. Last April the There is no doubt that a strong fleet, offensively directed, decisively influences wa r . . Every war with a sea power, moreover, will be decided on the seas." And besides he's had more than a taste of the British fleet in action. No "desk admiral," he helped bombard the British coast in 19M. He rode the North Sea as chief of staff to Admiral von Hipper, whose famous battle-cruiser squadron led the Kaiser's navy into the battle of Jutland. Nine ycar.s after the Germans scuttled their World war fleet at Scappa Flow in 1919, Raedcr won his admirals stripes and rose to the conimandcr-in chief's job in the German navy. From there this old-line naval officer with out political background or ambition into high German Fuehrer crowned feeder's career with the title Grand Admiral, comparable to a Field Marshall in the army, a distinction held before him by few others in German history. Among them was the Kaiser himself, and famed Admiral von Tirpile, builder of Germany's pre- 1914 fleet and author of the last World war's submarine campaign. To Raeder in turn will probably go the credit f or fathering Germany's three 10-000-ton pocket battleships finished under his regime. Light and fast these "panzer" (armored) ships are ideally suited to commerce raiding, on which Racdcr is an acknowledged authority. He holds an honorary doctor's degree for his two-volume "Cruiser Wai- tare in Foreign Waters," part of an official German World war history. The book recounts exploits of the famed commerce raider Emdcn and oilier raiders than sank thousands of Ions of allied shipping. Some reports say Germany's pocket battleship Admiral Schecr is now naming the southern seas those exploits. But despite his trying to repeat big navy name, Hacdcr has never captured mass imagination in Germany like major political figures such as Gocring, Ribbcntrop and others. He smiles Jit- tic in public, makes few speeches, look (Continued ou Page Four) Mussolini Tears Up Cabinet; Italy May Alter Plans Some Observers See German Decline in Rome —Others Deny It CHANGE HIGH POSTS 7 Cabinet Seats, Chiefs of Army, Air Force Reshuffled HOME. Ilnly — (/J'J— Premier Mussolini rcurgimizcd the entire leadership of the Fascicst regime Tuesday in a sbiikcup of cabinet, parly and top military post;; unprecedented in it.s sweeping scope. Seven cabinet ministers, the .secretary or the Fascist parly, the chiefs of staff of the army, air force, Fascist militia, and four undersecretaries of .state, were replaced in a drastic reshuffling. In addition, Mussolini himself yielded the portfolio for Italian Africa to General Attilio Tcruzzi. Although some observers saw' in UK- shakcup evidences of lessening German influence in Rome, foreign diplomatic circles here generally attributed it to conditions within the Fascist party and government, and considered it without bearing on foreign policy. Germany Envoy Goes Home ROME. Italy (/Pj— The German embassy announced Tuesday that Ambassador Hans-Georg von Mack- en.scn had returned to Berlin for nn 'extraordinary reason." It was .said he left Home Sunday. Further informwtion was withheld. Germans lit France BERLIN, Germany —(&)— An official announcement said Tuesday German scouting troops crossed the German-French border to explore the territory in front of the Maginot line. Tin's was the first announcement of German troops crossing into France. In the first village entered, unidentified by Die German announcement, the housc.s were "carefully entered" but no soldiers or villagers were found. The announcement said the Germans, undisturbed by enemy gun fire, searched the village and then marched on to u second cpmmunity, which was also deserted. Nazis Shell French PARIS, France —</!>)— Military sources reported Tuesday a French town about six miles within the border had been shelled heavily in a resumption of German artillery action on the Western front. Sharp land engagements were said to have coincided with the artillery attack. Finland Prepares HELSINKI, Finland— (/TV- On the eve of (he departure of the Finnish delegation for Moscow with Finland's "final answer" to Soviet demands Tuesday the Diet hurried bills to passage which give the government u clear hand in case of war. No Polish Restoration MOSCOW, Ruqssia —</P)— Soviet Russia's premier, Foreign Commissar Cyachcslaf Molotof, Tuesday declared "there can be no question of restoring Poland/' and that it is "ab- surlj to continue the present war" for such a cause. Nazis Hit V. S. BERLIN — (/!>; — Criticism of the Dead Man's Clothes Saved Captain From Being Taken Prisoner by German U-boat U.S. Coast Scoured by U-140 and U-117 Summer of 1918 Steamer 0. B. Jennings Dodged Torpedo, But Sunk by Shell CAPTAIN SURVIVES Seaman Lies to Save Commander, Dressed in Dead Man's'Clothes Last of a scries of four aclidcs on German U-ljont activity against American shipping during the World War. O United States for a "two-fold yardstick" policy in connection with the European war was voiced Monday by the German Foreign Office mouthpiece, Deutsche Diplomatisch-Politisch Korespondciu, which cited as "symptoms" the case of the City of Flint, American freighter now held by a German prize crew, and the "differentiating treatment" of armed commercial ships and U-boats by President Roosevelt, with its "dangerous obliteration of the character of war and trade ships." President Roosevelt at a press con- „... fercncc on October 20 when asked her initial mission WHS to about the possibility of extending to surface bcsscls of belligerent European nations the restrictions he imposed by proclamation on the use of American ports and territorial waters by their submarines, said lie did not think the two were analoguous. Says U. S. Worried The Foreign Office cdmnicntary said the manner of the "snatching up" of the City of Flint affair "points to the fact that responsible officials in America are permitting the case to be pressed more and more into a fixed direction. "It hardly corresponds to the spirit of impartiality if on the one hand 'a ca.se' is to be constructed for a definite actual purpose at the expense of all possible propaganda methods out of a prize affair which was carried out orderly with .strict consideration for the men and yoods and which is to be objectively settled before a German prize cuurl. "When, however, on the other hand By SAMUEL, TAYLOI! MOORE Written for NK\ Service "Torpedo!" The warning cry rang down from the lookout atop the crow's nest of the O. B. Jennings, 10-289-ton American tanker 200 miles off Chcspcake Bay. Crewmen rushed to the rail, saw the foamy wake tossed back by the torpedo as it shot past through the water. The message of destruction from the German raider U-140 missed its address. For the moment, the O. B. Jennings was safe. Then, off in the direction from whence came the torpedo, the hulk of the U-boat appeared on Die surface. What the mis-aimed torpedo had failed to do, shell fire from the submarine accomplished/ A direct hit in the engine room put Die motors out of commission and slopped the fleeing ship. Other shells sprayed the deck, killing members of the crew as they scrambled into lifeboats. The U-MO drew near the sinking vessel and order three of the lifeboats to pull alongside. "We got you at last," .said the sub's second officer. "I knew we would. Where is your captain?" 'He is dead," lied a seaman who sat next to the captain in one of the boats. The captain's clothes had been placed on a steward, killed during the action, to fool the raiders and prevent capture of the vessel's master. The deception worked and the captain and surviving crew members escaped. I'oor Marksmanship Saves Shipping When they missed the O. B. Jennings, it was not the first time the U-140's torpedo gunners had failed to sink a ship with the first shot Poor marksmanship saved many another ship and kept this raider's toll the smallest of any U-boat to visit American shores. The U-140 left. Kiel, commanded by Korvettcn-kapitan Kophamel, on June 22, 1918. She shelled .several large vessels on her way across the Atlantic, but failed to sink any. First vessel to fall prey io the U-MO was the 1079-ton Portuguese bark Ponto, sunk July 26 after prolonged bombing and shelling. First torpedo victim was the 7029-ton Japanese freighter Tokuyama Maru. After the O. B. Jennings incident, the U-l 10 sailccl-soulhward. Off stormy Cape Hattcrax she sent the Diamond Shoals Lightship down into the 'Grave yard of the Atlantic.' After nearly two months in American waters, supplies and shells were running low un tho U-MO. She had suffered damage in counter-attack and sprang a .slow leak, .so headed home Sept. 9. On the way she was given help by the U-117, also homeward bound. Mine-Laying Suli Mils Fishing Fleet The U-117, commanded by Kapitan- Icutnant Droschcr, followed the U-MO out of Germany to achieve more success as a raider. This submarine was of the crusicr, mine-laying type and her initial mission was to sow mines on the American coast. Her sinking of the British steamer Baron Napier on July 26 heralded her approach. Two weeks later, presumably after a period of mine-laying operations, the U-117 appeared in a fishing fleet off the New England coast. Angered fishermen shook gnarled fists and scattered as the raider opened fire. The U-boat's bombs sent nine motor schooners down. On Aug. 13 the U-117 sent a torpedo into the American steamer Fredrick H. Kellogg off New York. Seven of tho crew lost their livc\s, trapped below decks. Swedish Craft Unmolested In the next week, the U-boat raided the coast as far south as Cape Hat- (cms to sink two Norwegian vessels, another American ship and a Bra/i- lan -schooner. One steamer, the Swedish Algeria, the U-117's commander let go unmolested after stopping her with shell captain. Fears uf submarines had swept much '" Ncw ""*"• Seven .ives were h* when U-117 sinks f. R. Kellogg ~ * ~ "_•_____ ^4ir <^^P\ \ *•>""*' 3* ^*-&£-«*4.~- •*- ru.n? J Route* of the U-117 and the U-140 in U. S. waters during the World War. fire and questioning the (Continued on Page Four) (Continued on Page Four; Fiddler's Contest on Thursday Night Program Begins at Hope City Hall Auditorium at 7:30 o'Clock Much interest is being manifested in the old-lime Fiddler's Contest which will be held at the city hall auditorium Thursday night, November 2, under the sponsorship of the W. O. W. degree team of Bois d' Arc camp. The program includes piano solos, quartets, tap dancing, old fiddlers and string bands. More than 30 contestants have registered for the various events, including several high schools with Columbus, Blcvins, Spring Hill in Hempstead county and several in adjoining counties, Mayor W. S. Atkins will make the address of welcome, with M. L. Nelson of Blcvins acting as master of ceremonies. Prizes will be awarded winners. The awards range from $1 Io S10. The program begins at 7:30 o'clock. The program and prizes: $ 1.00 S 4.00 Best Piano Solo Best Quartet!, (Ladies or Gents) 2 selections Second Best, Ladies or Gents) Best Yodlcr, (Ladies or Gents) Best Somical Reading Best Comical Song Best Tap Dancer Bc.st Trio (2 selections) Best Harmonica .... ... Best Bass, Solo Youngest Fiddler Best Trick Fiddler Best All Round Fiddler (2 selections) Best String Band (3 selections) Second Best Band (3 selections) 2.00 5 J.OO $ 1.00 % 1.00 5 1.00 J 3.00 51.00 $ 1.00 $ 1,00 $ 1.00 $ 2.00 §10.00 Bankhead Denies Any Debate "Gag" Speaker Announces Rules for House Debate on Neutrality WASHINGTON —(/I')— The house turned out in force Tuesday to fight over the amis embargo repeal just after Speaker Bankhead told newsmen that there were "no possible grounds" for the contention that the proposed house procedure of the neutrality bill was a gag. 'Professor Jim' Was An Authority HAUTKOHD, Conn.— t/lV- The memory of "Professor Jim" still lives at Trinity college three score years after the old negro janitor's death. Alumni have provided funds for a new stone to marke his grave. The old, weather-beaten tombstone said merely that James Williams was "for more than 40 years janitor of Trinity college." The new one, President Rcmscn B. G'gilby says, will commemorate "Professor Jim" us "faithful over a few things." "Profewoi- Jim," nearly flO when he died, virtually was a father confessor to the students of his day and the final, undisputed authority on matters of Trinity tradition. London h«d baby clinics as carlv 1816. A Thought Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and Iliuugh a Uilc, a sure reward suireixVv — Congreve. Winnie Judd in Return to Asylum Prisoner Returns Voluntarily After One Week of Freedom PHKNIX, Ari., -I/I 1 )-- Winnie Ruth Judd returned voluntarily Monday night to Arizonia State hospital from which she fled last Tuesday night. Dr. Louis J. Saxc, superintendent Mid her coudlliun wan "not very good' mentally and that she- was "agitated." He declined to .say where the insane killer had been during nearly u week of freed tin). Mrs. Judd was in a hysterical condition. Dr. Sijjit- rtfusod Io allow anyone to talk to her, and barred photographers. Deputies of Sheriff Lon Jordon found sonic of the murderess' personal effects on the hospital grounds during the afternoon. She broke into the home of Mel Larson, hospital engineer on the grounds early tonight to obtain food, and was seen leaving by an attendant. Hospital attendants escorted her into the ward. Mrs. Judd fled the hospital late last Tuesday night, went, to the home ol her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. H. J. McKinncll. where she spent about 15 minutes, then vanished. She left a letter to Gov. Bob Jones in which she said she had been "persecuted" and was leaving only to sec her parents and her husband, Di- W. C. Judd. She promised to return if the governor would see that Dr. Saxe "leaves me alone." Snow News For Today ALAMOSA, Colo.—(/Pi—Snow that fell eight, years ago is a handicap to workmen in Alaniosa. The snow was a wet one and as it fell it froic on top of ice that was being stored at the Western Railways ice plant. It made a four-inch layer of ice on top of the neatly cut ice blocks. The greatest demand in years upon the plant's supply diminished it this fall. Workmen finally were digging into the lust layer. It was Ihc one stored eight years ago and covered by the four-inch layer of frozen snow. Workmen had to re'move it before they could reach the ice blocks. They found it a hard task. Charles C. McRae Dead In Houston Former Hope Man Succumbs to Heart Disease Early Tuesday Charles ,C. McRac, about 67, formerly of Hope, died at his home in Houston, Texas, at 1 a. 'nt. Tuesday of heart disease. He had been ill several years. / 'Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Houston. Burial will be there. He is survived by .his widow, one son and one daughter of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Lomley, Mrs. W. K. Lemley and Mrs. E. S. Greening of Hope. , t Mr. McRac was the brother of the late JR. G. McRae, fomj~r-.wrcsident.-of First National bank of Hope. Born at Mt. Holly, .Union county, Arkansas, Mr. McRae came to Hope with his parents in 1888. He attended school here, later was graduated from Arkansas college at Batesville /and then attended law school. For the past 30 years, Mr. McRac had been an attorney at Houston. U.S. Asks Germany and Britain Not to Destroy Ship Fear German Self-Destrmx tion, or Guns of British Fleet SHIP IS ON MOVE City of Flint Creeping Down Nowegian Coast . Toward Blockade WASHINGTON —VP)— The .United States asked both Britain and German Tuesday to avoid any action which would imperil unnecessarily the cap; . tive American crew aboard the freighter City of Flint, now somewhere in the blockaded North sea bound for Germany. While tho American request did not ask prcautions against any specific action it was learned that the two" eventuaities most feared by officials are: 1. The German prize crew might blow up the vessel if British warships attempted to capture her. 2. The British might sink the ship, Tho Department of State instructed Ambassador Joseph Kennedy in London and Alexander Kirk, charge d* affairs in Berlin, to ask the British and German governments to avoid exposing the American crew to unnecessary danger. Steamer Proceeding BERGEN, Norway — (ffi)— The United States freighter City of Flint in command of a German prize crew felt her way southward along the northern Norweigian coast Tuesday with a Norwegian naval watch-dog close on her heels. The appearance of the City of Flint off Lodingen on the inland route down one of the world's most broken coasts was taken as an indication the German prize crew had requested and Contractors Give Big Refund to LSU Totaiof $93,432 Refunded by University Building Firm BATON ROUGE, La. —(/I';— Refund of half the excess profits realized on constructing four state college buildings was accepted Monday by the state Board of Education from Summa and Verne Caldwcll, brothers who share half interest in the construction firm, Caldwcll Bros. & Hart. Tho brothers agreed to refund 546,431.17 in addition to 547,000 already refunded, or $98,432.17 as their share in the firm's excess profits in construction of a power plant, library and study hall at Lousiana Normal College at Natchitochcs and an administration building at Lousiana Polytechnic Institute at Huston. The Caldwclls considered their partner and half owner in the firm. Monte Hart, liable for the other 593,432.17. The board stipulated the acceptance would not waive any criminal action which might be taken by the state, nor would it affect civil or criminal action against Hart, under federal mail fraud conviction in connection with alleged cmbcz/lemnt from Lousiana State University. Anti-Red Testiiier Held for Murder W. McCuistion Arrested After Testifying Before Dies Group WASHINGTON — (/Pi— Immediately after he stepped down from the witness stand of the Dies committee, husky William McCuistion, sailor and one-time minor Communist official, was taken jnto custody Tuesday by police in connection with a wegian territorial waters. 5 Barred Because of'Fixed'Fights Harry Thomas Accuses Both Tony Galento and Max Schmeling CHICAGO —W— The Illinois State Athletic Commission Monday barred Harry Thomas, Tony Galento,. Max Schmeling, Nate Lewis and Joe Jacobs from Illinois ring pending a complete hearing of "fixed fight" charges made by Thomas. The ruling was announced after the commissioners had discussed the allegations of Thomas, a former heavyweight fighter, that the results of his bouts with Schmeling and Galento "had been decided weeks before the fighters entered the ring." The members met after Gov. Henry Homer had ordered an inquiry into Thomas's story of his alleged "dives." They said that neither the three fighters nor their managers held licenses in Illinois or had applied | for any. At the Bottom In Standings PALO ALTO, Calif._(/p)_Football players have the lowest grades of any athletes on the Stanford university campus, an official survey showed. Tennis and track men had the highest. MIND YOUR MANNERS r. w. nc«. w. •. »AT. err, New Orleans slaying. Washington authorities had been requested by New Orleans police to hold McCuistion for questioning in connection with the killing September IT of Philip Carey, an official of the National Maritime Union at New Orleans. Cotton NEW YORK—(/Hj-Decembber cotton opened Tuesday at $.14 and closed at 9.01). Middling spot 9.30. Test your knowledge or correct social usage by answering the following questioas, th.en checking », against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is "Sincerely yours" a correct ending for a business letter to a person you have never met'? 2. Which is the more formal, "Dear Sir" or "My Dear Sir"? 3 Is it correct to begin a letter to a business firm: "Gentlemen 1 ? 4. Should a business letter be as brief as possible? 5. Should a business letter be written in simple and unpretentious language? What would you do if— You arc writing a letter of complaint to a business firm. Would you— (a) Make it as 'tough' 'as possible? (b) State the facts courteously? Answers 1. Yc.s. 2. My dear Sir. 3. Yes. 4. Yes. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" solution—ib.>,

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