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World-Wide New* Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Wither ARKANSAS - Considerable cloudl» ness, probably showers in West tnd central portions Thursday night and Friday and in extreme east portion Friday! warmer Thursday night, fiotne what colder in west and central port' ion Friday. VOLUME 41—NUMBER 23 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9,1939 PRICE 5c COPY SEEK HITLER'S ASSAI Red Cross to Seek Million Trained In First Aid Methods Dr. Martimlale Says Over 2,000,000 Qualified Last Year APPEAL FOR SUPPORT Urges Hempstead Citizens to Support Roll Call Campaign In it program designed lo reduce the disties.sing number of accidental deaths the American lied Cross .swelled its number of qualified first aiders over the 2.000,000 mark during the past year throughout the country. Dr. J. G. Martindiilc, chairman of the first tiid. lfcmi;.stoiul County chapter, said Thursday in an appeal for greater membership during this year's Roll Call. Dr. iMarlindale pointed out that Red Cross instructors trained l>55,. Ill) men and women in first aid for the year ending June 30. Ho adde that increased facilities for leaching methods of treating the injured had been provided by Ihe organization lo meet the imoatl.s of acidental death which each year claims approximately 1' '"10 lives. "From 1'JIO to I'J.'lTi, the Red Cross trained a million persons in first aid," the local chairman declared. "In• creased need fur qualified persons to fight accidental death and to prevent serious injury, however, resulted in broadening the prograb. In the four years-th;il followed, another million were trained, covering Ihc same ground that previously had taken 25 years. "This year need:; arc even greater. Farm accidents, accidental deaths in the home and on the highway hnvt created new problems for a reserv-..- of civilians equipped to render emergency service." , Cross programs, highway first aid anil home and farm accident prevention, were originated in 1935 lo fight accident.s in the home, farm and on Ihc highway. "In addition to training firemen, police. CCC and WPA workers, and tens of thousands of civilians," Dr. Martindale siiid. "the Red Crass last year established several hundred highway first aid stations throughout the country, bringing the total number in operation lo "i.JlliS. Highway .stations are manned by Red Cro.s.s (rained first aiders, forming part of a nation-wide network organized to provide emergency facilities within call of injured motorists." Motoring was not alone in it.s high incidence of fatal accidents during the last year, he pointed out. Although automobile iicider.ls took a tolal of tild.'lOO lives last year, 31,500 fatalities occurred in home accidents during the same period. "In an effort to prevent accidents in the home and on the farb, the Red Cross carries on a daily program of educating home owners and farm people on h.ixards that create- accidents. La.st year, this service of tho Red Cross: reached more than 10,000,000 homes throughout the nation in an effort to remove the hazards leading to serious injury and accidental death. "This year, the Red Cross will seek a million more members. Only through .strcngtheiiod membership can the Red Crass meet more effectively the eventualities of suffering in the year to come. 1 urge the citizens of Hcmp- slead county to again support their Red Cro.ss and help those the Cross serves." 5 Arkadelphia Football Players Arc Ineligible ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Five members of the Arkadelphia High School football team were declare temporarily ineligible here Tuesday. The players are: Donald Mcador, tackle, Tommy Meridor, tackle; Omer Fairchild, halfback; Banks Ramsey, center and George Hcndricks, fullback. The Badgers' next game will be with Blcvins here on- November 17. If these players, ,ill of whom lire on the first siring, do not get buck into tho lineup, the strength of the team will bo greatly decreased. Coach George bmory made tl*e announcement. Three More Hurt In Auto Accident L.W. Young Sustains Neck and Chest Injuries On Highway 67 L, W. Young, latest victim of a scries of accidents the past several days, wu.s confined to his bed Thursday at his home, 124 South Hervey .street, us the result of chest and neck injuries sustained in an automobile aeicdent Tuesday afternoon on highway 07 two miles north of Hope. Mr. Young's condition, although liiinful. is not believed serious. William Robins of Hope and J. \V. Ueardcn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bcardeii, also were hurt in the accident. Robin.s .sustained a knee injury. Bearden's suffered injuries about the head. Neither i.s serious. The accident occurred near the Roy Stephenson home. Mr. Young, driving alone, was headed north toward Little Rock. The Robins automobile, also headed north, crashed into the rear of the Young car. The impact burled the Young car across u ditch and into a field. Mr. Young was thrown from the front inlo the rear seal. Former Treasurer of County Is Dead Dutch and Belgian Nations Prepare for Possible War Holland Clears Out Villages for "Defensive Flooding" Plan FIGHTING AT FRONT Renewed Activity on Western Front Between French, Germans AMSTERDAM, Holland -(/I')— The Netherlands cleared out villages ni the new "water line" regions Thursday prepiiriilory to defensive flooding, and Belgium raised her mobilization to near the peak figure of about 600,000'men. Passenger service out of Amsterdam was ordered restricted "in view of the extraordinary measures taken by the railway company," an order believed to have been due heavy precautionary movements of troops eastward. ' Some Would Put Hitler in Book of Revelations MORRILTON, Ark. —</!')— Biship C. C. Solccninn, Oklahoma City, told the North Arkansas conference of the United Methodist church here Thursday that there is a "lot of manipulating going on" in an effort to fit Hitler and Stalin into the Book, of Revelations. The bishop made the remark as an interruption in his reading of the Scripture at the morning business session of the conference. "Many think they can tell you just when the world i.s coming to an end, hut victory for righteousness isn't that easy," lie said. Action ill the Front PARIS, Franco —(/I 1 )— The French war ministry Thursday reported increased activity on the whole Western front, and sharp encounters with . German forces especially between the Moselle and Saar rivers. French military sources said the German attacks had been repulsed iind that the Germans made 110 attempt to hold captured positions in the face of French counter-fire. Negro Dies From Injuries at Mill Alma Robinson Had Broken Neck and Internal Injuries Alma Robinson, 25-year-old Hope negro who was injured in an accident at Guntcr Lumber Co., plant Wednesday morning ,dicd at 3 a. m. Thursday in Josephine hospital of a broken neck and internal injuries. The negro also had mangled left arm arfd dislocated right shoulder. Guntcr officials said the accident occured when the negro's clothing became entangled in a line shaft at the nill plant. The negro had been an employe of the mill a. number of wontlis. Bulgaria on Spot As Pawn Caught Between Nazis, Reds and Allies Narcotic Poisoning, Verdict in Pope Embezzle mont Case KUSSELLVILLE, Ark -</!>i— J. T. Murphy, about GO, former Pope county treasurer, died at a local hospital here Thursday less than 24 hours after he had been jailed on a charge of cmbcz/ling more than ?li,000 of public funds. Dr. R. L. Smith, chief of the hospital staff, said Murphy died as the result of narcotic poisoning. No Rural Delivery of Mail on Saturday Postmaster Robert Wilson announced Thursday that only die rural delivery of mail would be curtailed for the observance of Armistice Day Saturday of thi.s week. AH other departments at the local office will function as usual on Saturday, Mr. Wilson said. Chamberlain Aroused LONDON. Eng —(R 1 ) — Prime Minister Chamberlain declared Thursday the "stiff-necked men" who run Germany "speak no language but that of force," and there fore "I am not very hopeful of a satisfactory response from the German chacellor" to the peace proposals of Queen Wil- hclmina and King Leopold. Chamberlain's declaration was delivered before the lord mayor's luncheon by Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir John Simon, as the prime minister was suffering from gout. Sparkman Bank Is Robbed of $2,500 Three Unmasked Bandits Are Reported Headed Toward Fordyce Red i. MIND YOUR MANNERS f. M. Mia. U, •. PAT. Off, farme Thai, American larmers arc using 'more machinery is indicated by figures showing that farm machinery sales were 350 per cent higher in 11)38 than ill Ihe bottom of the depression. CRANIUM CRACKERS Wise Sayings A great many learned people have said a great many learned I lungs which have gone down in the archievcs of humanity. Identify if you can. the authors of the following (jimtalion.s from among the names following each excerpt: 1. "The world cannot do without great, men, but great men are very troublesome to the world." (a) Drydcn, (bl Goethe, (c) Shaw, (ill Voltaire. 2. "No man is hurt but by himself." <;il Diogenes, (h) Cmerson, !(•) Carlyle, Id.) Shakespeare. ii. "Jealousy is Ihe injured lovers' hell." lal Byron. ()>> Ben Johnson, (c) Rou.sseaii, (d) Milton. •I. "Where law ends tyranny begins." (ill Charles Evans Hughes (hi William Pitt, (c) Thomas Jefferson, (ih Judge Landis. 5. "hove, and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation." lal Kipling, (In Shelley. lc) Cellini, (d) Emerson. Answers on 1'agc Two Test your knowledge or correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Should ii man expect a girl to go witli him lo a party to which he has been invited, but she has not'.' » 2. When a girl is sitting out a dance with a man away from Ihe dance floor, i.s it all right, for another man to go up to them and ask her to dance? 3. Is it permissible for » man l.o cut back on the man who ttiok his partner from him? 1 At a dinner party where i.s the man second to the male guest of honor placed'.' 5. I.s it good manners to talk much more to one partner than Ihe other at <i dinner parly? What would you do if— You arc a hostess and a young man tells you that he would like to bring a girl thai you have never met. to your party. Would you(al Say. "By all means bring her along?" ibi Say. "I'd love to have her. I'll invile her at once?" Answers 1 No. And she shouldn't go if he doc.s ask her. a. No. He should wait until she i.s out on the floor again. S. No. He must wait unlil she is dancing wilh another man. '1. On the left of the hostess. 5. No. Divide your lime between them. est "'What Would You Do" solution -Ibi. SPARKMAN, Ark.—</T|—Three unmasked bandits held up and robbcc the Merchants & Planters bank here Thursday afternoon and escaped with test was originally scheduled on Prescott Hopes for Upset Here Friday Wolves Determined to Give Bobcats Tough Grid Battle Europe Watching Development In Balkan Countries Germany Fears Her Influence in .Bulgarian Government Weakened ' TURKS RESIST RUSSIA Bulgars Hate Turks, Distrusts Romanians, Fear the Serbs What Has Happened: Bulgarian terrorists — reported In he uiiuipcd with weapons from the Bulgarian army—have clashed several times in recent days with Romanian gendarmes in the IXiriija section of Romania. The Background: By I'ROF. THOMAS J. B. WENNER Written for NEA Service Eyes of Europe turn lo Bulgaria. Since Turkey stood out against demands of the Russians and signed in the allied fold, Berlin has good reason to .suspect other Balkan states will be strengthened in resisting 'drang N'ach Oeston" and that Gorman influence with the Bulgarian government will be weakened. . The Soviet, it is reported, demanded among other thing.s Turkey's consent to Russia..s recapture of Bes- (-.anibia and Bulgaria's recapture o{ the fertile corn and wheat lands of LV.bruja, both now held by Roman- Bulgar recruits swear allegiance: "Neither very great enthusiasm for the monarchy nor much resentment against it." ^Partly mechanized Bulgarian army: "Compensated at Versailles by humiliation . . . and the prohibition to exceed 200,000 troops." en estimated ?2,500 in The Hope High School foloball team was to go through its final drill session Thursday afternoon as the Bobcats prepared for their game at Hope- Friday night with the Prescott Curly Wolves. The "B"' team was at Dierks Thursday afternoon for a biitllc with that team. The third stringers were at Texarkana for a game with Tcxarkana, Texas, at 3:30 o'clock. Prescott school officials have charge of the game here Friday night, furnishing their own ticket sellers, lic- kel takers, officials. The Prescott National Guard unit will have charge of supervising parking. Season tickets held by Hope fans will not be good for this game as the con- thc Prescott field—but was transferred Three bank employes and two cus- j here to accomodntc a larger crowd. tomcrs were forced into the bank vault by the holdup .men. The vault door failed to lock and the five gave the alai'm' as Ihe bandits left Ihe bank. The robbers escaped in an automobile and wore reported to be heading toward Fordyce. After Two Weeks the Nazis Are Glowing BERLIN — l/Vj— After two weeks of stumbling over each other in the pitch black streets, Bcrlincrs—suf- fering silently a night-aftcr-night black out—-have found a remedy for pedestrian accidents. Round buttons the si/e of a penny are being sold, to be worn around the neck or in the button hole. Covered with phosphorous, they glow n the bkickncss. They have cut down he number of kick shins and head-on collisions. Cott on NEW YORK—l/l')-December cotton >pcned Thursday at !)..'J3 and closed at 3.35. Middling spot fl.GO. The admission will be 25 and 50 cents. Hope fans will'Ocupy the west stands as usual and persons holding box seats and reserve seats will occupy them as usual. Both squads are reported ready—the Prescolt team as underdogs is assuming the attitude of Illinois over Michigan—and have vowed to give a good account of themselves. A large number of Prcscotl fans are expected. Bund Leader Put on Trial in N. Y. Fritz Kuhn Goes to Trial on $5,641 Embezzlement Charge NEW YORK -t,T)— Frit/. Kuhn, leader of the German-American Bund, went on trial Thursday charged with the theft, of ?5,G-U in bund funds, after Judge Jamc.s. G. Wallace had denied defense motions for postponement and change of venue. Labor Heads Endorse Red Cross John L. Ltnvis. president or the Congress of Industrial Organization, issued a strong appeal for membership support of 1he American Red Cross durhiy Roll Call, November 11 through :>0. In his statement of endorsement of the Red Cross Mr. Lewis said : "The American Red Cross, through ils services to the people, has long merited the support of all Americans. Its unity of purpose is admirable, and 1 strongly recommend that it receive unanimous support during its Roll Call for members, November 11-30." William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, in an endorsement, stated: "1 again pledge lo the American Retl Cross ihc supp"rt of organized labor. To this democratic institution all creeds are one, all color the same, all classes equal. It gives help where need i.s greatest, and carries on a br"ad program of accident prevention which has reduced needless fatalities on the highway and farm, in the home and industry. I know that wage earners throughout the nation will take pride in joining the Red Cross at the time of its annual Roll Call, November 11-30." "Consequently, one of the important questions now being asked is: Will the Bulgars follow the Turks m deserting their World War allies, or can Bulgaria be used as a German-Russian pawn to counterbalance the recent British-French success in their Turkish alliance? Balkan Hatreds Get Full Play Back of the situation making Bulgaria one of Ihc pawns on the chess- mati.sts lie five centuries of niSH board of Europe's master diplomatists live five centuries of Moslem misrule recurring Balkan wars, acute economic rivalry and Balkan intrigue. '' Racial distrust has long characterized the Balkans. Bulgars hate the Turks distrust the Romanians, fear the Serbs and have something bordering on contempt for the industry of the South Slavs in general. Built on the ruins of an old Turkish village. Sophia, the Bulgar capital, is becoming a westernized city. And yet, during my recent stay in Sophia, I felt Ihe modern exterior Wiis but a thin veneer coverin a semi- Asiatic, peasant civilization. Nearly 80 percent of Bulgaria is agricultural. Although elementary education has been made obligatory, nearly hall Bulgara's women, one fourth of • the men, are illiterate. Crushed in the World War. peace left the country with only 40.000 square miles, gave .southern Dobruja to Romania, other districts to Yugoslavia Macedonia to Greece and denied the nation a frontage on the Aegean Sea. "Comniicnsaled by Humiliation" For sacrificing the best in its manhood, Bulgaria was compensated at Versailles by humililion, loss of some of its most fertile lands, and the prohibition lo exceed a standing army :if 20,000 troops and 3000 guards. After Bulgaria's crushing defeat in ibc . World War, the prestige of the monarcy was .seriously undermined. King Ferdinand was forced to ab- cate in favor of hijs son, the present King Boris. I wos able to delect neither very 3rei<t enthusiasm for the monarchy ior much resentment against it. Although htc Bulgarian Royal House has intermarried with thai of Italy living Horis to Princess Giovanna of Italy in lilSdi. the country's political affinities arc more pro-Grenum than pro-Italian. Bulgaria's trade at present is chiefly with Germany—her govern- ncnt is Fascist. Bulgaria can supply resources which Germany needs badly. Copper, iron, aluminum, load, zinc, managcsc. gold and large amounts of food for export. 'German manufactured goods for Bulgarian raw materials" is a trade axion in Bulgaria. Which may point Ihe way to the future. - Bulgaria pre-1912 Territory gained in Balkan wars after Balkan wars Romanian police clash on border with Bulgarians Black Sea Makes claims to former Bulaar land Heavy hlurk to Greece ami line encloses Bulgaria ut today. Qutsidc is territory lost Yugoslavia after World War. Independence Is Price India Asks Gandhi Demands British Declaration Before • End of War Tho electricity tree of central India is one of the oddest growths in nature. Ils leaves are so full of electricity that you receive a shock if you touch them; and Ihe tree influences magnetic needles 70 feet away. A Thought Hitherto have ye a.sUed nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your iov nuiv be full. -Jihn Hi:il. Negro Arrested for Patterson Robbery ee Brown Coni c e Chief WA1UM1A. India -W'i —Mohandas K. Gandhi Wednesday demanded of Britain a "declaration to free India frontier from bondage' 'as the price for solution of India'.s constulional crisis. "I* would like to suggest that no solution is possible unless an acceptable India is forthcoming," the leader of milions of Indians asserted. His statement was made in comment on the declaration Sunday by the qtiey.s' of Linlillmow. viceroy of India, of Brilain'.s J'inn .stand in the ndiap, crisis. J-.'ix provincial governments have resigned and two obher.s have announced their intention of following suit in protest against Brilan'.s refusal to discuss dominion status fo t - India until after the European war. "Once -a rleclaralinu to free India from bondage, not in .stages, but at once, is made an interim solution will be easily found. Gandhi said. Negro Boy Hurt When Struck With a Pipe Police said Thursday that a negro boy. 'Streamline" Kiwi. U>t was .struck over the head with a pipe and injured Wednesday night in a fight with a white youth named McClanahan. Police said the fight Marled in an alley near Sarngor ihealrr ami ended at the rear of Robinson'.-- department store when the negro buy was struck \vith the i>i)w. No arrests had been made at noon Thur.sday. The negro boy i.s not hull Johnny fesses, P Copeland Announces Police Chief Sweeney Copeland announced the arrest Thursday of Johnny Ley Brown. 22-ycar-uld Hope negro. for the robbery of Patterson's Cash More, Ku.st Second sired. last Saturday nighl of approximately ?75 1 iu nierchiindUe. | Copeland .said the neyvo. held in' the city jail, confessed to the Patterson robbery ami al. i 'o to robbing the homes uf Nuleu l.i.wallcn and Jack Sowcll. The Lewalli-n home, was ciilerrcl Uvice. ::i">ti! : ix v.vehs H'~',o and hi.sl .Sutuid.r. . Tin 1 J- wa:. rubbed alji'in ;, wc;- ('"!'•' land said thai :::o- taken in tho K Mi{r:'M:,! i< been i I'i'ovci o I. .HIM tU'tt i>\\c)l home More jCopela I offlLVl.i 1 case. ,cd and arrests, .shciiff:. uii iht- over Hie city W. C. Linville i almu.M forgot ton. yjvpil it for tli I'.ec.-.u.-i' "llie;o's vihi.\." The i all childien .-! p. m. Spulers \ ;u y LUO.UI> m \'K'U v>iis ot' .secui'ii!!; p."!.y. .Si'ine huiU! \vrbs. \vhiie so'aie sl;<!k their pi i y and seriously, police .said. The fight re- i pounce upon it: others run their suited from a quarrel over 10 pen-1 q"arry down in upon chase, while still nics Ihc negro won in a "matching" | others lurk in ambush lor their vie- gamc. i nr.is. Nazis Say English, Jews Fired Blast; Suspect Russians British Deny It, Saying Russians "Know About Such Things" A NARROW ESCAPE Blast Destroys Beer Hall Just After Hitler's Departure BERLIN, Germany —(yp)— Adolf Hitler, safe behind the walls of his new chacellery in Berlin, Thursday • viewed photographs of the first officially disclosed serious attempt to kill him since he assumed power in 1933. Meanwhile the Reich's tremendous police force combed the nation for the perpetrators of Wednesday night's explosion in a Munich beer cellar which would have buried the fuehrer under nine feet of debris had he not left the beer hall putsch anniversary observance earlier than customary. ; The blast came a few minutes after Hitler left to entrain for Berlin. It killed seven of his veterans followers and wounded more than 53, some gravely. The British secret service and the Jews were openly charged with the attempt on the fuehrer's life. An original reward of ?200,000 for information leading to the seizure of the guilty person was increased Thursday to ?240,000 by unknown additional offer. None of the high Nazis who accompanied Hitler for the annual celebration was reported among the killed and injured. (British official sources scoffed at charges that the British secret service and the Jews were responsible. A British spokesman declared: "Dout- less the gentlemen who engineered the Reichstag fire of 1933 knrfwn l)ovr to do those things." • / U. S. Uncertain WASHINGTON —WV- The Department of State, Secretary Hull said Thursday, is awaiting official diplomatic reports of the Munich bombing before deciding whether to send congratulations to Reichfuehrer on his escape. Story of Blast BERLIN, Germany—(^P)— Adolf Hitler escap'ed possible death 'or serious injury by a few minutes Wednesday in arT-cxplosion which had completed a fighting war speech. ' The terrific blast brought down the ceiling of the spacious room, killing i six and injuring more than 60 among the old Nazi leaders who had come together to celebrate the famous putsch in 1923 that failed. Hitler, himself, was safe on an armored train speeding toward Berlin when the blast ' occurred. The men killed were veterans of ' Hitler's party who now are the aristocracy of the Nazi movement. Authorities asserted that none of the distinguished leaders of Nazidom was among the dead or injured. Propaganda Minister Goebbels, Deputy Party Leader. Hess, Minister of the Interior Frick, Julius Streicher, Robert Ley and Sister Pia—the only woman who was among Hitler's old battlers—had alteaipted the party's anniversary celebration. But as far as c.ould be learned several hours after the blast, all either had left with Hitler or departed short Jy after he had stepped into his care in Rosenheier street at the conclusion of his address. 5210,000 Reward After the confusion subsided some what, authorities said there were clues that the blast had been arranged by "foreign agents." Great excitement was said to exist in Munich, and extraordinary security measures were ordere throughout the Reich. The government offered r. 600,000 mark (about $2-10.11(10 reward for (he persons responsible—one of the largest rewards in European history. The explosion apparently came from above in the hall in which Hitler and other old guard Nazis planned the 1S23 "beer cellar" putsch. One of the hall administrators told the Associated Press by telephone that a "terrific charge" of explriive had been set off either in an upper room or under the floor of the upper room. Hitler had boon out of the room for some minutes but old followers had lingered to discuss his address ill which he had delied England and boasted that the German people was united as never before. "Without any preliminary sound or other warning," .'no beer hMl proprietor said, "there cama a tremendous explosion which caused the ceiling in mall in with a terrific roi>r. "Ther-.. 1 wen; ticreitins and the air wits filled with dufai and an acid smell, ies lay under the debris ur.d there was a givjt, stiugglo s.< tiie injured tried to struggle frc^ and the uuinjurieii tried to find u way out." A full-sized window screen contains! about one mile wire.

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