Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 4, 1939 · Page 1
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World-WW« New. Cov«*n Given Imp*rti*lly *>f Atiociated Pren jU^^^^^^^^fc^^^^^^^^^^ Hope VOLUME 41—NUMBER 19 SHIP Star The W«*th«t ARKANSAS ~ F*ir, not quit* a* cold in north central portion*} fnwt •« Saturday nigit, Sunday fair and 1#ilf- '• mcr. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4,1939 Bobcats Beaten at BIytheville, 14-6 After Hard Battle Chicks Put Across Two Touchdown Passes for Victory ELLEN IN LONG RUN Zebras March on With 250 Victory Over North Little Rock Sought Peace PRICE 5c COPY BLYTHEVILLE — The Hope •School Bobcats slipped n notch in their chitsc for the Arkansas conference litlo when they suffered their first setback of the sciixtm lit the hands of the BIytheville Chicks, II (06. here Friday night. Fusses from Mosley to Capt. Dun Warrington and Sonny Lloyd to Ford were good for touchdowns for BIythe- ville. with Wiirrington adding two extra points with place kicks. It was Blylheville's first conference win. A brilliant 70-yard run by Bobby Ellen in the second quarter gave the Bobcats their only score. The game was a hnrd fought battle between two big lines with both teams threatening several times. Chances in First Quarter In the first quarter Hope started a inarch on a 26-ynrd run by Colcmun. but Blylhcvillo regained possession of the ball when Ellen fumbled on the Chick 'IG. Blytlicvillc penetrated lo Hope's 21 -yard mark but lost the ball on downs. Hope got into BIytheville territory a few minutes later when Lloyd fum- Moore to Replace Goza as AAA Head Schools Found with Ineligible Players to Forfeit Games LITTLE ROCK—M')—Electing R. M. Moore of Joncsboro president, the Arkansas Athletic Association Friday junked the literary phase of its annual meetings and substituted "music festivals" in their stead. bled trying to punt and Hope recover- I After bitter debate, the AAA co- Andrew Carnegie: Gave his money to building for peace. cd on Blythcville'.s 49. Ellen skirted the end for 20 yards and got a first down on Blythevillc's 29. After two incomplete passes, Godwin intercepted a heave frdm Ellen on Blylhcvillc 30. BIytheville Lends 7-6 at Half Ellen passed to Eason for first down on Blythevillc's 40. The Chicks held and Ellen punted into the end zone. Taking possession "on their 20, the Chicks got a first down on Lloyd's 17- yard run. Mosley made a brilliant I broken /icld run, reversing hi* field and outflanking the Hope secondary, for 53 yards. He was pulled down on Hope's 13, Lloyd's pass was incomplete and the Chicks were penalized five. Ba.Ntcr, on an end-around play, was held for nogain. Lloyd ran around end for five. A sweeping end run by Mosley netted five. Mosley dropped back and flipped a pass into Warrington's hands inlo the end zone for a touchdown. Warrington diverted from placement and BIytheville took a 7-to-O lead. Si nuns lost two on an attempted spinner. Colcman hit right tackle for two. A long pass, Ellen to Eason, was incomplete. Ellen's punt was grounded on Blythevillc's 20-yard lino. Ford cracked center for two, Hope got u five-yard penalty. Moslcy made a first down. BIytheville was unable to gain and Lloyd punted to Ellen on Hope's 27. Ellen cut off tackle and scored on a 73-yard run. His pass to Green for the point was incomplete. On three plays the Chicks made a first down <»\ their 36. A 40-yard pass from Harbcrt slipped through Warrington's fingers and Lloyd punted to Hope's 22 as the had ended with BIytheville leading, 7 to G. BIytheville Scores Again A.s the second half opened BIythe- ville received on its 25 and Ford went through the line for nine. Lloyd hit the line for first down. Ford cracked tackle for eight, but Blythevillc gol five-yard penally on the next play. Ford got six and u Hope penally gave Hie Chicks first down on Hope's -IB. Blylhevillc drew a five-yard penally and Lloyd booted a great kick out o'f bounds on Hope's seven. Ellen punted out to Mosloy on Hope's 38. A Hope five-yard penalty gave the Chicks first down on the Bobcat 26. The Chicks gained two on four plays and surrendered the ball on Hope's 24. Moslcy took CTcn's punt on his 45 and returned it to Hope's 24. Warring- tun got seven on end-around. Then Lloyd and Ford got a first down on two plays, taking the "ball to Hope's 12. Oil three plays the Chicks failed to gain and on Fourth down, Lloyd passed to Ford who scored. Warrington kicked the extra point. Air Is Full of Footballs To start the fourth quarter Mosley 'made seven, then Lloyd, un a quick breaking line play, lugged it to Hope's 29 for a first down. After a five-yard penalty moslcy passed to Ford for .mother first down on Hope's 10. Ford grabbed another heave to put the ball on HOJXJ'JJ six but Hood fumbled and Hope recovered on its 16. Murphy passed to Ward for five. Ellen punted to the Chick 47. Wurrinfton pulled down a long pass from Mosley for first down on Hope's 22. Hope intercepted Motley's pass on the Hope five and the Chicles drew a l;)-yard penally, giving Hope the ball oti its 25. Murphy passed u long one to Ellen who raecd 50 yards to cross the goal (Continued on Pugc Three) jected a proposal to install n "czar" in the organization to rule over its athletic program. The "czar" would have been an executive secretary of the group and his rulings would have had the force of law as effecting eligibility, officiating, rule interpretations and general conduct of teams and high school athletes. Moore defeated A. G. Thompson, of Lake Village. He succeeds L. M. Goza of Arkadclphia, who will complete his third IcarYn next June. Others elected were Roy Duwson, Oat-cola, who defeated R. B. Brauncr. North Little Rock, for the vacancy on the executive committee created by Moore's elevation to Die presidency; and Goza to the executive committee lo succeed Jim Abraham of Lonoke whose term expired. Other members of the executive committee are J. E. Howard of Stuttgart and Ben R. Williams of Ashdown. Their terms do not expire until next year. The proposal to replace the literary phase of the annual state and district 'meets was presented by John Trice of Springdale and mot no opposition from the floor. It carried on a voice vole. Instead of the contests in algebra, English, geomolry.spelling, Latin, history, government, typing, shorthand, extemporaneous speaking, declamation reading, piano, violin, voice and quar- tettes, the sole competition each year in addition to athletic events will be eight musical events consisting of vocal renditions by trios, glccclubs, quartettes, choruses and ensembles for girl.s and boys. The AAA, made up of school heads, is identical with the state association for group and inlcrschool contests. The amendment which displaced the literary contests al.so provided that: Scoring be changed from first, second, and third places to group ratings such as superior, excellent, good, fair, and below average. Thus, where, in ti'mes past, three entries ranged first, second and third, they might be all grouped under a superior rating, allowing some type of ranking for all contestants. All district participants who receive superior and excellent ratings shall be eligible for the .state contest. The festival will be held in Little Rock in 1910, thereafter at a place to he selected by the executive committee. Certificates of merit will be awarded the schools for the winning places, eliminating the listing of individual contestants und individual awards. The AAA rejected a proposal strongly opposed by thy heads of the so-culled "small" schools, thai only those schools having football teams be ttlowod a voice in the promulgation of regulations concerning that sport. Adopted were amendments to the by-laws providing that Saturday following the last Thursday of each November be considered the close of (he football season and that any school found to have unknowingly played an ineligible player shall forfeit all «amcs in which the player participated. Both of these amendments become «.-f- feclive immediately. Resolutions were adopted commending Goza fur his service as president (Continued on Pugc Three) A Thought Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: C!od Ks n refuge for us. Scluh. 1'j'Jllli: 62.S. Carnegie Fortune Unable to Assure Peace for World Intel-national Endowment Office Closes—Men Go to War STORY OF A DREAM Work for Peace Went on After Death of American Millionaire Note: Approaching Armistice Day again finds war <>!>scaring the works of the great men of peace. Here Is another of u scries of stories on these leaders. By WILLIS THORNTON NEAScrvlcc Staff Correspondent Closed and locked arc the doors of a recently-busy office in the Boulevard Saint-Gcrmaine. in Paris. It is the main European office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Such work as it can carry on today has been moved lo L....a Bauie, tiny port town. But the head of the League's London office has been called up for military service, its executive head for all Europe has been called to Red Cross work at Geneva. The Endowment's advisory committee for Europe has scattered to the winds: ihc Austrians and Czechs forced to beco'me Germans, one German member newly become a British- er, the Spanish and Italian members no longer welcome in their own countries, the Hungarian member now become Prime Minister. Were Andrew Carnegie alive today, as he was when war broke out in 1914, he might say today as then, "all my air castles of world peace have fallen about 'me like a house of cards." Scottish Immigrant, Works In Mills White-haired Carnegie in his castle fit Skibo looked back on a long life then. Born in Dumferline, Scotland, he had emigrated to America with his father while he was a mere boy. He got work as a bobbin-boy in a cotton mill, then as a telegraph operator. From this meager Mart he drifted into railroading, oil speculation, and finally into iron and steel. He built the Edgar Thompson rail mill, bought the Homestead pant, and by 1901 was ruler of an empire of iron, steel, coal and transport that was one of Die chief constituents of the U. S. Steel Corporation when it was formed in 1901. Carnegie, fabulously rich, had acute views of the responsibilities that went with his wealth. He built 2500 public libraries, founded and aided colleges. He contributed largely to the building of the Peace Palace at The Hague— where the Permanent Court of International Justice has held its sessions —and to the construction of the Pan- American building in Washington. Founds Kiuloumcn to Abolish War His major move toward peace came in 1910 when with ?10.000,000 he founded the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for "the speedy abolition of international war between the so-called civilized nations. The endowment was given the broadest powers to work for international peace in any way its 27 trustees desired, Much of its work has been in aiding other peace societies, and in making and publishing studies on subjects, economic and political, that bear on peace. Carnegie himself, though sincerely Allies Prepare to Begin Buying War Supplies in U. Si Churchill in Paris to Make Joint Plans With the French ALLIES CHEERED UP American Action Apparently Draws no Resentment From Berlin PARIS, France—(/P)—Great Britain and France, grasping at the chance offered by the United 'States' lifting of the embargo conferred Saturday on a joint plan for purchase of war materials overseas. Following the arrival Thursday of Winston Churchill, first lord of the British admiralty, authorized sources disclosed that Die French and British governments arc studying such questions as payment, shipment and distribution between them of American Mussolini Speaks ROME, Italy—(yp>—Premier Mussolini, addressing a cheering crowd celebrating the 21st anniversary of Italy's World war armistice with Austro- Hungary, declared Saturday that Italy is strengthening her "will nncl forces for tomorrow." Germany Expected Repeal BERLIN, Germany — (/P)— Nazi Germany appeared resigned Friday night lo the prospect that lifting of the United Stales arms embargo would open a vast arsenal to Great Britain and France. "We do not understimale importance of this development," an authoritative spokesman said, "but of course it is a matter -with which Germany had cal. culated and as far as possible discounted." There was little evidence of irritation in official quarters over lifting Iho, embargo One spokesman said he found satisfaction in the evidence there was considerable opposition within the United Slates to removing the amis ban. "The close preliminary vote in the house indicates about 30 men in that body could have retained th embargo this spokesman added. "This is a close decision—surprising in view of this tremendous British propaganda to sway American opinion and evidence that there is a solid clement within the United States opposing arms mu- nition sales to warring powers." Official German comment on lifting the embargo was lacking. The German press devoted little space to thl Washington developments;. Correspondents questioning the Wai- Office for some statistics on Polish losses in Ihc war on the Ecastern Front were informed no accurate figures would be available "for at least two years." A War Office spokesman estimated that slightly less than 2,000,000 Polish soldiers were in the field at various stages of mobilization, that 8'10,000 were taken as prisoners by the Germans or Russians und about 60,000 escaped over nearby borders, This would leave about 1,000,000 unaccounted for. CC Secretaries to Meet November 8 PROTEST —•*•«*-£,'<-• iitiiizuu, UHJU&II .M/icerc-i v i T> »•* T x devoted to peace in the abstract, was) «•• 1 • bOWCll, State no absolute pacifist. He was naturally pro-Ally when the World war began, though he believed the German Kaiser y blameless and -merely a vie- tim of his own military clique. Yet he, who had given $10,000,000 to buy peace, was quickly to congratulate Charles Schwab when the little town of Bethlehem (Pa.) had begun to turn out such a volume of war supplies as to win for Schwab a personal tribute from Lord Fisher. The Bethlehem works were building, among other war materials, submarines for the Dardanelles campaign. Further. Carnegie was eager for Ihc United States to get inlo the World war and "finish the job." He- was quite impatient with Tfilson for his delays. The .steel magnate wrote Wilson to this effect two 'months before ihc war was declared, and closed with the same hope that was in millions of other breasts in (hose days; the war won and peace resumed, "at the next meeting at The Hague we would abolish war forever.'' IVace Work Continues After Carnegie's Death Carnegie died in 191'J. too soon to have seen this new "air eastle of world ponce" also "fallen like ;i house of cards." The work of his foundation went on. Elihu Root. Dr. James Brown Scot! and Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler made tile foundation's work a living reality m the peace movement. Present-dav 'Continued uii Tugc Three) dent, Announces Annual Program The Arkansas Association of Com- mrcial Organization Secretaries will hold its fall meeting at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Wednesday, November Slh. The program of the meeting is as follows: "How to Slop the Solici-Larceny Racket" by Kenneth Riddle, assistant secretary, Little Rock chamber of commerce. "Modern Methods to Increase Mem borship and Budget" by T. R. Green, manager, Pine Bluff chamber of commerce. "Trade Promition Ideas for Winter & Spring" by Henry W. Stanley, manager Hot Springs chamber of commerce. "The National Association Institute and Convention" by Hod Lewis, manager, Little Rock chamber of commerce. "New Industries for Arkansas' by Ilnrvcy C. Couch, I'me Bluff. "As a New.spypr Publisher Set 1 .-. Arkansas Industry" by C. E. Palmer, publisher, Texarkana, Ark-Tex. "Arkansas' Industrial Outlook" by Robert P. Mall, manager, state chamber of commerce. "Plans for Equalizing Freight Rates" by J. C. Murry, tariff manager, Little Rock chambr of commerce. The officers of Hit association arc: R. P. Bowcn, president, Hope: Sam li. Cadenhead. vice president. Pres- '-•t.'tr, und li. C. Dcune, tucrctury trca. Town Gives Loafers Their Place in the Sun How Louisbiirg, N. C., not only permits, but actually encourages loafing on its sidewalks is picture above JHc center lane, where the two girls arc walking, is restricted to pedestrians. Others two-thirds of sidewalk arc dedicated to "loafers," mostly tobacco farmers wiio c crowd town on auction days and like to sit in the sun flmrnicvinir nrruw ' OMJI crops. Hope Ministers to Meet On Monday Three Important Matters to Be Discussed by Hope Pastors A meeting of all Hope ministers will be held at 11 o'clock Monday morning at the study of the Rev. W. R. Hamilton, pastor of First Baptist church. All ministers are urged to attend. Matters to be discussed include the (Thanksgiving Day Service in Hope; co-operation in the annual Red Cross Roll drive and the question of charity at Christmas time. Argentina Tough One for U.S. Trade «u .. Winning- Its Support Means Lower Tariffs on Farm Goods By PRKSTON GROVER WASHINGTON - In an upstairs rooip in the quarters of the almost- forgoltcn tariff commission there is being held the preliminary test that will show how far the U. S. will go in opening its markets to South America. The immediate question: What concessions will the U. S. give Argentina in their projected reciprocal trade pact? This country already has a rcceipr- ocal trade agreement with Brazil. While that is important, it doesn't test our 'good neighbor' policy as docs the proposed pact with Argentina. Brazil produces a number of items (such as coffee) which we vitally need, and in turn can absorb our manfacturcd products without stint. Argentina, on the- other hand, is like the United States in many res- peels and is becoming more so yearly. She has an enormous 'midwest" where cattle, corn, dairy products, pounltrv and wheat are produced. Of all the South American countries, Argentina is most advanced in manufacturing. Argentina can use a host of American manufactured articles, however. But to pay for them she must .ship to the United States the things we have most of already: Cattle, corn, turkeys, hides. Kc.vslone Stale Argentina is (he keystone country in South America. Farthest from the United States geographically, she al- .so is farthest in sentiment. She always has leaned toward Europe, which furnished a belter market for her wealth of raw products and was eager to supply manufactures in return. A solid wall of opposition arose a I once to making any concessions to Argentina at all. The tariff-commission hearings give a misleading impression, however, because rarely does- anyone but. an opponent of concessions testify. Of several score witnesses heard in the opening days of the hearing, only one, a shoe manufacturing concern, asked lo have tariff barriers lowered. He wanted more South American hides lo come in. The first days found a .steady stream of senators and congressmen, each representing .some sectional interest. Senator Connally was an example. He pointed out that Texas produces cattle, hides, turkeys and a host of other products which would be hit by rush of Soulh American goods lower tariff walls. "We feel kindly toward Argentina." he .said, "but we do not feel so kindly thai we arc willing to sacrifice our own farmers lo help the cowboys of Ihc pampas.' 'He added: "I voted for the trade agreements law when it was passed, but I have not been happy ever since about the vote." Same Old Story Although 14 senators and two .-:cofc or more Jlou.se members told .-.initial any over Independent Group Triumphs in AEA Ben Williams, Ash clown clown Superintendent, Elected President BULLETIN LITTLE ROCK—(ff)—Ralph B. Jones, Fort Smith, retiring president of the Arkansas Education association, said Saturday that Friday night's election of new officers headed by Ben R. Williams, Ashdown, "settled the issue of political dominance. In a statement Saturday Jones said: "Regardless of the personalities involved, it seems to me that the results of our vote indicate that the teachers of Arkansas have settled once and for all the question whether they want an independent organization or one dominated by other agencies," • LITTLE ROCK - All candidates supported by a sclfstyled non-political faction were swept into office at the closing session of the Arkansas Education Association convention Friday. All members of the tickets approved by the State Department of Education were dcfatcd by ovrwhlming majorities. Ben R. Williams, superintendent of Ashdown schools, was elected president of Stuttgart scools. The vote: Williams, 1,668, Howard, 439. Other results: Vice President—W. D. McClurkin of Blyfhevillc, 1,700; J. F. Wahl of Helena *J/1, Recording secretary—Mrs Guy Gardner of Russellville, 1,396; Miss Lcla Nichols of Hot Springs, 634. Treasurer—John G. Pipkin, business managtr of Little Rock Public- Schools, 1,174; Crawford Green, information director of the state Department of Education, 893. Executive committee-man, Stcond Dis tnct-J. L. Taylor of Sc.-ircy, 1,517; A. W. Rainwater of Walnut. Ridge, 547. Executive committee-man, Sixth District-^. D. Griffin of Carlisle 1- 4i!>; J. L. Pratt of Malvcrn, 521'. The officials, who will assume office December 1, agreed at. a conference fol lowing the election they would "chart their course' 'when problems arise. Mr. Williams, .speaking of the con- jcd on Pagg Three) (Continued on Page Three) • « t> Welfare Supervisors Hold Meeting In Hope Welfare supervisors and their assistants from seven counties in Southwest Arkansas met in Hope, Friday, to study welfare work, which is an extension course of the University o£ Arkansas. Counties represented were: Miller, Howard, Scvier, Liltln River, LaF.-iyc- tle, Nevada and Hcmpstcad. • CRANIUM CRACKERS Weights and Measures Everyone who docs the family shopping now and then should refresh himself occasionally on units of weight and measure. In the groups listed below, the figures represent units of weight of measure. Can you tell \vliHl they are? 1. Units of length: (a) 17CO yards <bl 16',:; feet; (cl 36 inches. 2. Uni(.s of area: (a) -(3,560 square feel; (111 Ul inches; (e) 27,- S78.'10() .square feet. 3. Units of volume; (a) 21 cubic feet; (b» 1728 cubic inches; (c) 40.056 cubic inches. 4. Units of capacity, liquid measure: 00 four fluid ounces; (b.t eight pints; (c) eight gills. 5. Units of capacity, dry measure: la> 32 quarts; (b> Ui pints; ft-1 founr peeks. Answers un 1'ugc Two Physicians Guard Against Infection Anxiety Is Felt Over Condition of Mrs. Kelly Bryant Husband and relatives of Mrs. Kelly Bryant, attending the bedside of the injured Hope school teacher at Townsend hospital in Arkadelphia, expressed fear Saturday of possible infection as the result of her ankle injury. Mr. Bryant, in a telephone report to the newspaper at noon Saturday, said: "We are greatly worried over possible infection. "We're just waiting here—wailing on developments. By Sunday we may know something definite. That's about all I can tell you." Mrs. Bryant was injured last Thursday morning when an automobile in 'which she was" riding collide'd with another car as it appeared suddenly on the highway from a sideroad 10 miles Eouth of Arkadelphia. Others injured were Mrs. Roy Stcp- hcnson and Miss Ruth Taylor, also of Hope, who have been removd to their homes here. They arc reported as improved. Livestock Brings More Than $12,000 Additional Sheds Being Erected at Button & Collier Barn Sales at the Tuesday Livestock Auction totaled $12,345.00, which was received for 669 cows, 327 hogs, and 4 horses and mules. Prices were steady on cows at 4 to 5 cents, calves at 7 to 8 cents and hogs al 5 to G cents. Additional sheds are being built so that all cattle will be under cover before winter comes. Path Is Cleared for Al Capone's Release CHICAGO Al Capono through his attorney, cleared the path Friday for his release from Terminal Island prison where he is finishing a 11-year term for income tax evasion. Attorney Abraham Tcitlbaum gave Hoy I King, clerk of the United States district court, two checks totaling 520,000. This amount, plus the $37,692.29 paid January 4, 1939, represents the total fines and court costs assessed against the former gang leader when he was convicted. Tcitclbaum, who paid the checks through Ihc Chicago City Bank and Trust company, said .?lo,l*0 of the total was being paid under protest since Cupone was convicted on only five of 2'i counts and Teitc-Ibaum fell (he rhould be lequired lo pay only 1 fivc-twcnty-seconds of the court costs. I If granted maximum time off for j good behavior, Caponc would be eligible for release from the federal pri- .son November 11). Order Is Signed to Close 2 Night Clubs TEXAUKANA-Chancellor A. P. Steel Friday afternoon signed an order enjoining the Ida Night club and the Three Slates night club in South Miller county from further operation. Chancellor Steel ordered (lie padlock I under applications filed earlier in the ; week by Prosecutor Dick Hute. I The.sc injunctions will be made per| mancnt at the next term of court, after I 20 days of service unless they are contested. Of the more than 70,000.000 radio i set.s in use in the world, approximate- j l.v half are in (he United Stales; England lias 8,47S,000 and Germany 9087,000. Norway Gives City of Flint to Crew; Danger Persists American Crew Now Fear Their Vessel Is a "Marked Ship" GERM AN S ANGERED Prize Crew Interned, and Berlin Protests to \ Norwegians OSOLO, Norway —(/P)— A German protest against the liberation of the American freighter City of Flint arid interment of her German prize crew was delivered Saturday to the foreign office, but well-informed sources expressed the opinion it would be re- jcted. The Norwegian government's decision in freeing the vessel was based on. chapter 13, article 21, of the Hague convention rules, which says that a prize can be taken into a neutral port only because she is unseaworthy or because of weather, or lack of fuel or provisions. The Germans sadi a member of the American crew necde mdeical attention when the ship anchored at Haugesund Friday night, but,a Norwegian surgeon who looked at him said his condition was not serious enough to justify calling at a neutral port. There was considerable telephoning between Oslo and Berlin during Friday night, and informed persons said there would be "plenty of argument' 'with Norwegians in ensuing days. U. S. SaJlors Doubtful BERGEN, Norway — (&)— American crewmen aboard the City of Flint told the Associated Press Saturday' they feared the vessel nowis a "marked ship" on the seas, and expressed doubt concerning thir next move. Norway Frees Ship pSLO,,Korw»y .—{/P)^pfficvus. an- -, ndunced Here fcariy -°-'—'--• -v-*- — '-"• ment of the German prize "crew which brought the seized American freighter City of Flint y*storday into the' harbor at Haugesund, on the western Norwegian coast, The Admiralty announced the shpi would bo "given free," meaning she again would be allowed to fly the American flag under her own Ameri. can crew. The Admiralty made no explanatory comment in a statement issued at 1:25 a. m., but one Norwegian, usually well-informed, said the ship was free to sail away whenever she wished. A German Ruse WASHINGTON -VP)- The Slate Department received an official dispatch Friday night saying that the American freighter City of Flint "npw. flies the American flag." The department issued the following statement. "The American minister to Norway, Mrs. J. Borden Harriman./reported at 2 Saturday morning (Oslo, Norway, time) that she had received a telephonic report from the American consul at Begcn, Mr. Maurice P. Dunlap, to the effect that the American steamship City of Flint now flies the American flag, the Germany prize crew having been interned and the American crew released by Norwegian authorities. Consul Dunlap had been so informed by Norwegian naval authorities at Bergen. "It appears that the cimmander of the German prize crew had requested permission to enter the harbor at Ha, ugcsund on the ground that he wished to deliver an American sailor who was ill to the American consul. "The Norwegian admiral promptly sent a doctor aboard the vessel to determine the facts. After investigation the doctor reported that the seaman was not sufficiently ill to justify granting permission for the vessel to anchor. Nevertheless the vessel did anchor and the Norwegian authorities then took the action outline, in accordance with international law." Officials were relieved by the news because, since the freighter was captured last month, thy had feared for the safely of the American crew of 40 under Capt. Joseph Gainard. During th day, however, the had received German assurances that every precaution would be taken to safeguard them, - •§ • • Chicken Supper Planned at Columbus, November 9 A chicken supper sponsored by the Columbus Parent-Teacher association and Home Demonstration club will be held al 7:30 p. m. Thursday, November 9, in Ihc Columbus High school auditorium. An entertainment program, featuring home talent, will be given. Price of the chicken supper will be 25 cents. Cotton NE WYOKK ')- December cut, ton opened Saturday at 9.15 and cios» cd at lUG. Middling spot tUi.

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