Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 8, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide Newt Cover*!e 1 ' Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star ARKANSAS .— Fair , night and Thursday; somewhat cold* 1 er in north and central portions nesday night, and in northeast central portions Thursday. I VOLUME 41—NUMBER 22 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,1939 ALLIES REJECT PEACE PRICE 5c COPY Mrs. Martindale Appeals for United Support In Drive Rod Cross Roll Call Chairman Cites Catastrophes Past Year DRIVE OPENS MONDAY Business and Residential Areas to Be Cancassed in Three Days Confronted with the greatest number of disaster;; sinking in any 12- nionlli period uf its history, the Aincr- aicn Red Cross during the past year provided emergency relief and re- hahililalion to 1UO.OOO persons nt the scene of 147 catastrophes, according to a statement issued by Mrs' J. G. Martindale chairman of the Hempstcad County Red Cross Roll call drive. The alarming rise in disasters, Mrs. Martindale pointed out, represented H figure approximately 50 per cent higher than the average frequency recorded since 1881 when the Red Cross emblem into virtually every stale in the Union. "Although the types of disaster varied," the local chairman pointed out. "the result in most eases was the same. Following the emergency period of rescue, mass feeding and housing, Hed ."rciss workers saw in the wake °f o c ,rly every disaster disheartened fa \ viewing their homes in ruins, •HMB c ' (jl hing and essential houschoic.—oods destroyed or damaged beyond repair and ihc uncertainty as lo how they were to re-establish themselves. "And despite the fact that last year's disasters occurred almost every other day. the vast army of Red Cross volunteers and trained experts wore able t<i materially ns.si.st every family unable lo bear its burden without outside help." Mrs. Mariindale explained Unit Hed Cro.'-s disaster relief falls into two distinct purls. The first responsibility is thai of saving lives, giving medical attention in addition to housing and feeding the homeless. As soon as the finerlicney passes. ,,shc sr.iJl, the lontf .-iiul careful task of rehabilitation begins. Family relief workers witli years of experience arc rushed to the scene from nearby sections to analyze individually Ihe needs of each family. With the help of a committee composed of leading local citizens grants are made for the rebuilding of homes and lh<; |)iircha.se of esscntail household goods and clothing. In the 3,700 cli.-ipters, located in nearly every community in the country, Mrs, JVIariimlalc declared, committee are constantly preparing themselves for disaster. Men and women are being trained on the lime-tested methods of disaster relief thai .some day may he inst'rumcnUd in relieving human suffering in their community or -some nearby .section. "Last year's experience emphasized Ihe need for a strong program of prc- parcdnc.ss," she stressed. "The unexpected hurriciin which struck ra- vishinaly Into the heart of New England, Ihe floods In Texas and the torna do in Anulta and Ilennepin Counties, Minnesota, all carried a grim warning Ihat mi section of the. country is im- iiiiine to catastrophe. "Dependent .solely on the willJngnoss of the public lo alleviate suffering, live lied Cross this year is appealing to ibe nation for a million more members In expand its various services and to .stand ready for those unpredictable days ahead when disaster is destined to strike. I am confident thai when this year's Hull Call is held in llempslead County, our cominiinil.y w j]| re-plrdge confidence in the Hed Cross with il.s share uf new members." Solicitation begins next Monday morning when about Kill workers begin a house-to-house canvas of Hope mid al.so the business, area of the city. Attorney lloycc Wcisenbcrgcr is heading Ihe rural campaign in which •115 memberships is sought. Fifty cents out of every membership goes to the regional office at St. Louis, the balance remains in ilempstead county for local u.se, The cuiinly Quota is 1,100 mem- bcr.ships. Military Science Gets More Popular $ NORMAN. Okla. — </|>i_ Ajnerican youth's enthusiasm for courses in inil- ilary science mounted with the war talk in Europe, says Lieut. Col. Paul V. Kane of the University of Oklahoma military staff. "Within Ihe last two years, as foreign affairs became badly tangled, the number seeking lo continue training for a reserve commission increased 20 pel- cent." he said. lie explained that a 'man with R. O. . T. L'. training would have a distinct <4*advan1agc, if America is involved in war. over oilier students, because he would be a non-commissioned officer even though In.- had taken only a basic military cnur-e. Only Two Active Lobbies Work for Peace in Washington Now > John Nevln. Sayrc, left, und Frederick 3. Libby. Max Wcis Negro Is Injured At Gunter's Mill Alma Robinson Sustains Mangled Left Arm Jn Accident Alma Robinson. 25-year-old Hope negro, was painfully injured Wednesday morning in an accident at Gimter Lumber Co., plant, 422 East Division street. The negro's left was badly mangled and the right shoulder was dislocated, physicians at Josephine hospital said. He was also bruised about the body and head. Gunter officials said the accident occurred about 8 o'clock when the negro's clothing became entangled in a line shaft at the mill plant, stripping him of hi.s clothing. He was- taken to the hospital in a Hope Furniture Co., ambulance. Physicians held hopes of saving Ihe mangled Icfl arm . Prescott Team Is Ready f or Bokats Coach Storey Reports Mis Squad to Put U]) Hard Fight PHIiSCOTT, Ark.~ (/!'}- The Present t Curly Wolves, who battle Hope Friday night at Hope, will be in good shape for the game, according to Coach O. It. Storey, Jr. The Wolves have five lettermcn from last year's squad, but despite the lack of experience, the Wolves have shown up well this season. In the opening game of the season Prescott was defeated by Blythevillc. The Wolves outplayed and pushed Ihe Tcxarkana, Ark., team all over the field in the second ga'me of the year, but lost by a small margin in a thriller. In the third game, Prescott was compared to the University of Arkansas Kaxorbaeks in that they were offensively-minded in out rushing and out-gaining the Canulcn Panthers, but bowed to a heavier team. Prescott defeated Nashville, losl a close one to Gurdon and won Ihe lasl two games over Smackover and Para- guuld. In the .starting line-up ugainst the Bobcuts at Hope. Coach Storey will have six men playing their first year of football. The team this year has been practically "Wl-minute" players. They have improved fast and are set to do their best against the highly- touted Hope squad. Old-Age Pensions Lose in 2 States "Ham - and - Eggcrs" Snowed Under in California and Ohio By the Associated Press Pension plans combining increased grants to Ihe aged, with unorthodox methods of raising the money, were rejected Tuesday by top-heavy majorities in California and Ohio. In other off-year elections, New York voters sanctioned pari-mulnel race bcltin garni gave Tanmiany control of county jobs. Kentucky chose a Democratic gov- ni(,dier Pensions Lose By (he Associated Press Ohio lamed down one old age pension plan, California was rejecting another, New York ousted the bookmakers from il.s race tracks in favor of parimutuel bettiiiH and Taiu'many showed siKns of a comeback as returns accumulated veiling. from Tuesday's The Chin contest, featuring pensions to guarantee $50 a month 1o llm.se past (ill. sponsored by Cincinnati's Preacher- Politician, Herbert S. Kigoluw, was quickly over. It was beaten three lo one. California returns showed a lead for Ihe opposition. At issue was Ihe "ham and eggs—$30 every Thursday" program. A proposal for stale control of oil production also trailed. Both urban and rural New York voted to legali/.e betting at the tracks and install pari-nuiUicl machines. The entire Dcmoeratic ticket in New York county was elected. In Kentuck partial returns had Gov. Keen Johnson (D;.-m.i leading in hi.s race for election. His opponent A Thought The Bible is a window in this prison of hope, through which we luck inlM elvrnily. Dwiihl. (Continued on Page Six) CRANIUM CRACKERS How Old Are They'.' Klic(« lights and m;ikcup .sometimes do remarkable tilings lo wrinkles and age lines. Arc you sure you know how old wuuc 1 of tire more populiir screen .stjir.s ,-nv? Be careful when you .select the right iin.-iwer form iniiong Ihe series following the name of each iiclor or uclress. 1. Joan Cniwfonl: lai 25. (hi :<5. 1^7. (rli 31. 2. Irene Hieh: lai -\'i, 0>i lill, (el 47. (ill 29. 3. Hubert Montgomery. (u> :'(i, (hi US, id 3D. d|i 28. •1. Harold Lloyil: lai 4G. Ihl 54 (fl 38, idi .10.' 5. Paul Muni; i ; \> :12, (hi 211, <c> 44. <di 51. Answers on I'ygc Two Fought Valiantly to Keep Embargo on Arms Traffic National Council for Prevention of War, and Women's League, "THE PEACE BLOC" Much of Its Work Is Conducted Among Youth of the Nation lilHTOIl'S NOTE: The men who laid the foundations for the world peace movement nil are gone. Again their work lias been obscured and peace forces reduced by war raging in the world. But war notwith standing, peace still is an organized movement. This story tells of the work now actively underway for peace in this country. By BRUCE CATTON NBA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — Of all the variegated lobbies and pressure groups that agitate in behalf of particular interests in national affairs, there are but two groups conducting active, clay- to-day lobbying work for the most important movement to the country today—peace. Peace societies in the United States are almost innumerable; but the active campaigns for peace simmer down to a few which are clearly defined and make a broad survey of the peace' movement fairly simple. The two lone groups aggressively fighting with active lobbies at the national capital arc the National Council for the Prevention of War and the Women's International Peace and Freedom, League for The National Council is composed of a number of national groups, ranging all the way from the American Federation of Teachers and the Board .of Christian Education of the Church of the Brcthcrcn to the Peace Association of Friends in America. it is financed by voluntary contributions, which come mostly from individuals rather than from' the participating groups, hs national executive staff is directed by Frederick J. Libby, executive secretary. Fought to Keep Arms Embargo During the neutrality debate ihc council worked actively to retain the arms embargo, proceeding through per sonal contacts with Congress and through personal contacts with Congress and UVough an energetic cduea- cm-npaign across the country. tioniil Us headquarters, oddly enough ..-, housed in an ancient Washington build mg which during the latter part of the Civil War served as General U. S. Grain's headquarters. Equally energetic is the Women's International League. Founded in l!)1,<i by Jane Addams, il was unlil comparatively recently oth federatio id- women's organizations; during Ihc last two years, however, it has taken in individual members. It has mi endowment and is supported largely by dues fcom its members. Us Washington lobbying is in the hands of Miss Dorothy Del/.er, national secretary. It also maintains offices in Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Chicago, and has an organization of volunteer committees in oilier leading cities to conduct its educational work Like the National Council, it fought actively against repeal of Hie arms embargo this fall. Make Ul> U. S. "Peace Itloc" These two organizations, together with three others which operate out of New York City, are commonly referred to as the "pacifist associations," or "the peace bloc." The other three are World Peuceways, the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Keep America Out of War'Committee. World Peaccways confines its efforts to advertisements and radio broadcasts. It has been given advertising space- in various publications and a number of lop-flight advertising men among them, Bruce Barton—have do- initcd her help; as a result il lias carried on a .striking and forceful antiwar campaign. Head of the organization is Dr. Max Weis, The Fellowship of Reconciliation was organized during the World War to preach the doctrine of Christian brotherhood. Il is international in scope and in the United States operates under the direction uf John Ncvin Sayre. executive secrelary. Direct Efforts 'at Young People The Keep America Out of War Committee was organized in Washington 11 year ago. largely through the efforts of the National Council for ihc Prevention of War, whose leaders fell that Ihe peace movement lacked an organisation Ihat could work directly with labor and young peoples' groups. Its chairman is Dr. John Lapp, und il (Continued on Page Six) 10 Killed in Blast in U. S. Plant in Rumania BUCHAREST, Rumania - (/!•) - Ton men were killed and 10 were injured Wednesday in an explosion which caused heavy damage to the American-owned refinery at Tcleaje. New Election Law Is Explained Here Preferential Primary to Determine Democratic Nominees In an effort to prevent any misunderstanding on the part of the voting public in regard to the approaching democratic primary election in the City of Hope, the City Central Committee has issued the following explanation in regard lo the preferential primary Jaw enacted by the 1939 General Assembly. Sec. 5( of Amendment No. 2!) to the Constitution o£ Arkansas, which a- mcndmcnt was adopled by the people of Arkansas at the General Election, Nov. 8, 1939, provides: "Only the names of candidates for office nominated by an organized political party at a convention of de-legates, or by a majority of all the votes cast for candidates for the office in a primary election or by petition of electors as provided by law, shall be placed on the bullols in any elec- lion." To carry oul this conslilulional mandate, the 1939 Gen. Assembly passed Act 372 sponsored by Sen James H. Pilkington and Rep. Boyd Tackett of Pike County and approved by Gov. Bailey on March 17, 1939. This Act provides thai where more than two persons aspire for the nomination for an office to which only one is to be nominated, there shall be held a preferential primary first. In Hope's city primary election four aldermen, a city attorney and a city recorder are to bo nominated, but on Nov. 28 only the names of. the men seeking Ihc office of alderman in Wards Two and Three will appeal- on Ihe ticket as there are two or less candidates for the nomination to all the other offices. .0 oi 1 these men* shouTta"' obftiin more votes than all his opponents on Nov. 28, he becomes the Democratic nominee. If not, the two high men together with all the candidates for the other offices will appear on the ballot at the second primary to be held on Dec. 12, fourteen days after the preferential primary, at which time the person receiving the greatest number of votes for each office will become the Democratic nominee. Wintermeyer Is Episcopal Rector Tennessee. Man Becomes Rector of St. Marks Church Here St. Marks Episcopal Church has called Rev. Harry Wintermeyer as it's rector. Rev. Wintcimoyrr comes to Hope from Trinty church, Clarksville, Tennessee. Prior lo hi.s residence in Clarksville he was assistant a Calvary church, Memphis, Tenn. Rev. Mintcrmeycr will preach ;\t tin- il o'clock service next Sunday morning. .There will also be a communion service at 7:30 a. m. Mr, home donee South Main street. Wintermeyer will make his at Mrs. Kate Henry's resi- Hunting Trip Is Expensive AUSTIN, Texas-l/V)—A Texas woman has discovered a bird in the hand is worth quite a bit of cat food. Here's why: She was shooting birds to provide food for her cal when along came a game warden. She was fined (JM(> for violating three laws—shooting from an automobile; shootint; from a public road and killing birds protected by state law. And I-3G buys a lot of cat food. He Misplaced the Weather FORT SCOTT, Kas.-W'l—Toward I lie end of a heat wave the city editor of the Fort Scott Tribune misplaced the day's weather, forecast. In the day's forecast column that day this note appeared: "Kansas—(We filed Ihe forecast in the wastcbasket this morning. It doesn't make any difference. You wouldn't like il anyway.) "Missouri-riThe same, right along with Kansas.)" Cotton NEW YORK—iaV-December cotton opened Wednesday al 9.28 and closed at '.1.22-24. Middling spot closed 9.47 uonu'iU'.l. Penalty Fixed to Curb Tampering of W. and L Meters City Council Passes Ordinance Imposing Fine of From $10 to $100 COLLECTIONS RISE $426 Collected In Fines for October, Police Report Shows The Hope city council, meeting in regular session Tuesday night, passed an ordinance .fixing a penalty upon conviction of any person or persons "tampering" with water and light meters in an effort to cheat the city government of correct reading of the meters. The penalty carries a fine of from ?10 to 5100. C. O, Thomas, superintendent of the water and light plant, reported several weeks ago that in several instances employes had discovered "meter jumpers' 'on electric lines and also cases where water meters had been tampered with. Other business with the council was the adoption of a motion to sponsor an NYA project, without financial obligation to the city. The project calls for home - training including handicraft, sewing room and book repair room. Ed T. Wayte is in charge of NYA projects in this district. The city purchasing agent was instructed to obtain bids on boots and coats to be purchased for the fire department—and also to obtain bids on different types of street washers. Police Chief S. R. Copeland filed his report for October which showed 55 arrests, 30 convictions and $42G in cash collected in. fines assessed in municipal court. Collection of fines is on the increase. The trash hauling report showed a collection of §98.75 which is an increase over previous months. Meat license, §210; and co- poration license, $126.25. The October fire report, submitted b y -Jtf c Chief T. R. Bryan.1, Jr., showed 19 alarms and a property loss of S2CO. City Treasurer Charles Rcyncrson's report for October: Receipts Balance. October 1 ? G29.3G Hope Water and Light Plant 3,500.00 October fines 431.00 Hope High School Athletic fund (refund on Joan) 250.00 Meat license . 210.00 Corporation license 126.25 Trash hauling , 93.75 Meal inspection '. 35.85 Ccmcntry lots 10.00 Mowing grass 1.50 Telephone toll : 30 Total receipts Disbursements Salaries ...: Bills paid Dr. C. M. Lewis 1!'Z Hempstead county Hospital Association Hope Public Library Total disbursement 55.293.01 §3,158.60 1,107.61 25.00 25.00 25.00 Balance in bank Balance in bank November 1 54,341.21 November 1SH 5 951.80 J. T, Luck Appears on Program for Hendrix C'ONWAY, Ark.-J. T. Luck of Hope, a music student at Hendrix College, played a trombone solo at the college assembly Tuesday morning on a program arranged by M. J. Lippman, director of the Hendrix band, of which Luck is a member. A freshman at Hendrix this year, he is also a member of the symphony orchestra. Killing Frost Stops Arkansas Vegetation LITTLE ROCK—M 5 )—Below-normal temperatures and killing frosts stopped vegetation in Arkansas the past week, the Weather Bureau reported Wednesday. Cotton Estimate 11,845,000 Bales Compares With 11,928,000 Month Ago, and 11,943,000 Last Year WASHINGTON -(&)— The'Depart- ment of Agriculture estimated the cotton crop at 11,845,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight Wednesday as indicated by November 1 conditions. A month ago 11,928,000 bales were forecast, Actual production In 1938 was 11,943,000 bales. The Bureau of the Census reported cotton of this year's growth ginned prior to November r totaled 10,085,260 running bales, exclusive of iinters, compared with 10,124,773 a year ago. Arkansas, had an indicated yield of 314 pounds of lint-cotton per acre, and total production of 1,410,000 500- pound-gross bales. • Cotton Advances pl.20 NEW YORK —(/P)_ Washington's holiday announcement of a new loan on the cotton crop and a sharp gain in the Liverpool market Tuesday brought out advances of as much as ?1.20 a bale in cotton futures Wednesday. Coal Executive Is Wounded in Riot Superintendent Killed, President Wounded in Kentucky GREENVILLE, Ky.—W—One man was killed and the president of a cor- .poi-ation wasnybunaeUWe3m>sday-in a clash at a coal mine 15 miles west of here in which 250 to 300 armed men were reported to have taken possession of the colliery. Robert Brown, 54, White City, construction superintendent of the Hart Coal corporation, was killed and President Brent Hart was wounded. • •••«» Downie Circus Is Closed for Season Cold Weather, Poor Busi- Blamecl for Halt in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK - (/P, - A. C. Bradley, business manager for the Downie Brothers Circus, announced Wednesday that the show had cancelled the remaining engagements on its schedule and gone into winter quarters here. He said the action was "due to cold weather and bml business conditions." Sheriff Clayton, Desha, Heads Peace Officers LITTLE KOCK-i/lV-Sheriff Howard Clayton, Desha county, was elected president of the Arkansas Peace Officers and Sheriffs association here Wednesday. "Frendship" church at Plyler, N. C., is so called because the original sign on Ihc church was so mispelled and the congregation adopted the name rather than correct the sign. 1 Am the^Red Cross 'I am (lie Kiul Cross, born of a thousand disasters. 1 shed light where thuru was no light before. 1 create gladness where once was gloom. 1 unite Jew and Gentile, Protestant and Catholic. Where once was sadness 1 leave behind me joy. Where yesterday was a bare Hour, I leave a rug and chairs and a hearth-i'ire flowing. b I invade the undisturbed hearts of the wealthy and open them to the needs of the poor. I make a man feel like a mint. 1 rout poverty. 1 am flesh and blood mother to the unfortunate. 1 answer the needs of all the world. 1 am ageless, tireless timtied, and my plea for humanity cannot be refused. 1 inflame a nation. I sweep aside petty .selfishness. 1 am a great human whirlwind and 1 scatter over barren land rich seeds ot tangible charity. 1 am a great orator, for my speech is simple, my message clear, my purpose urgent, my zeal universal. 1 rebuild after fire. 1 care for the sick after disaster 1 have a thousand hands that are busy restoring beauty and health destroyed by \ature improperly controlled by man. 1 am the great healer, and 1 shall not die while there is want in our land. 1 am the Red Cross. EDWAKD BRENDAN BAURETT British Decline Answer at Once; FrenchSay^W Germans, Hinting Britisli Have Rejected It, Refuse Statement SPEECH BYJiALIFAX British Foreign Secretarj Outlines War Airaes of the Allies LONDON, Eng.-W>-Prime Minis ler Neville Chamberlain told th House of Commons Wednesday tha the peace appeal of Queen Wilhelmirij of Holland and King Leopold of Bel gium "is receiving the careful consid eration of His Majesty's governmen —but I am not prepared to make statement upon it today." Unofficial French quarters predict ed "No" would be the French answei Just a few hours before the offe reached London, Foreign Secretar Halifax broadcast a speech repeatin a broad outline of war aims for " new world in which nations will no permit insane armed rivalry to den the hopes of a fuller life." His speech was planned several day ago. Authoritative German sources serted the Halifax speech made' German reply scarcely necessary, in terpreting it as a negative British an swer to the offer. British Sub Lost LONDON, Eng.-^-Loss of th j British submarine Qxley by an accl dental explosion was announced it the House of Commons Wednesday bl Winston Churchill, first lord of thl admiralty. I Planes Over Paris PARIS, France-(/P)-Two unidenti fied planes were reported by milita sources Wednesday to have been fir upon when they dropped propae leaflets on-the -Paris region 'in , morning darkness Tuesday. The leaflets bore parts of the Oci s P eech Russian Premiej as ° f notified world that Russia was drawing „„,*> Germany. It was not determine! whether tile planes were German oi £S«nff* 1 " flOWnby Fren ^ Italians Put War i Blame on Russians Rome Definitely Angered Over Policy in the Balkans ROME, Italy The authorita- a- Uve iascist editor, Virginio Gayda Tuesday night charged Soviet RtLia with partial responsibility for the Eu- Writing in II Giomal d'ltalia, tht editor who usually bespeaks govern- merit views, accused Russia of iin- penalism and of applying dangerous pressure m the Balkans. His editorial was im outspoken retort to the manifesto issued yesterday in Moscow by the Communist International. declared the Comintern "reversed the obvious proven truth when i presumed to assign to Soviet Russia t tie open mission of guardian of peace on the Dunabe and in the Balkans. "Only Mussolinian Italy, and not Communist Russia, has assumed that mission," Gayda declared. He explained Italy's abstention from; any bclliercnt action had "circumscribed the conflict in Europe which' ilrcady has been widened by Russian' intervention." Gayda said Italy's 'clear policy of leace ajicl collaboration'" among Dan- ibian and Balkan countries was "keep, ng peace in their territories which luve been overrun by new and dance-' HIS ferments created by the nearness ol the new Soviet pressure." He took particular exception to the Commintcrn's charge that Italy was awaiting the right moment to "throw tself on Ihe vanquished and tear off ts share of Ihe booty." "Tliis intention up to now belongs solely to Ihc Moscow government; which started it in September, 1939, ighlning German victory on the then he then weakened and undefended erritory of Poland," Gayda said. Gayda asserted the Comintern's ac- I'lit-alions against Germany as well as Britain and France meant "there is iio final agreement between Moscow md Berlin." If there is a fight in Europe o£ "imperialism and plutocratic interests, Sayda said, Soviet Russia is involved is much as any oilier power. He then charged Russia, already rich in resources, with attempting to expand •against the needs of oilier peoples," using the "same attempts at political, iressure which beling lo greal capital-:

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