Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 24, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide Newt Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope » VOLUME 41—NUMBER 36 Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Fair, colder, tern* pcrature below fraszlnf Friday night; Saturday fair. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1939 REPORT BRITISH CRUISER Bobcats Romp Over Ben ton Team, 33 to O, for lOth PRICE 5c COPY Championship Tilt 'at Pine Bluff Now Only a Week Away Governor Bailey, McCarroll Witness Hope's Victory Thursday night »iELLEN HIGH SCORER B o b c a t Q u a r t e r b a ck, Moore Play Brilliantly for Each Team By I.EONAKU ELLIS The 1939 Hope High School football team—hailed as the strongest all- around club in the history of the local school—ended the current grid cam- ^pnign at home Thursday in a bla/.c ' of glory by whipping the Bcnton Panthers, 33 to 0. The victory cleared the path for the Bobcats to meet Pine Bluff November 30 for the Arkansas High School conference football championship at Pine Bluff. . Among interstate spectators Thursday night were Governor Carl E. Bailey and Stale Revenue Commissioner Z. M. McCarroll of Little Rock. Ellen Leads Attack ' Sparked by the sensational Bobby Ellen who scored three touchdowns and kicked an extra point for a total of 19 points, the Bobcats got off to a good start and scored in every quarter except the third. Ellen, with his all-around playing, strengthened his bid for all-stale honors. His 19 points sent him to the top nf eoiTiWcnec 'scorers -\vilri » lotnlHyf 55 points. The second highest scorer now is Robert Hutson, Pine Bluff ace, [i with "18 points. Coach Foy Hainmons wisely removed Ellen at the beginning of the fourth quarter a.s a precaution against Moore Is Brilliant While Ellen was the "big show" for Hope, the visiting team presented a great star in Fullback J. P. Moore who carried the brunt of the Panther offensive attack. Moore lived up to his reputation ;is the outstanding punier in Arkansas high school football. He thrilled a I large crowd by getting off a high- .spiraling G5-y;trd boot on his first attempt. Two other kicks traveled 56 and 52 yards. Moore kicked a total of U times for a neat average of 40 yards per try. Thai's bootin' that ball. Moore, weighing 180 pounds, put on a one-man demonstration of ball toting in the second qurter that seriously threatened the Bobcat goal line. With Ihe exception of one play, Moore carried the ball down the field for G9 yards where hc was finally stopped on ' the one-yard line on fourth down by Fullback Joe Eason of Hope. It was the only serious scoring threat by the visilors. The Opening Score The Bobcats lost no time in scoring, put over two touchdowns in the initial quarter. Benlon received lo start the game. Moore promptly quick-kicked for 65 yards, the ball rolling over the goal line. It was brought out on the 21) where Ellen got away for 11. Baker .ripped off five and then Ellen brought ihc ball to the 50. Ellen made four more and then a pass failed. Eason kicked out on Ihe Uenlon 11. Moore made three through the Hope line and then booted to Ellen who returned 6(1 yards dawn the field for a touchdown. The play was nullified because of an off-side penally. Moore again kicked to Ellen who was forced out of bounds on the Ben- Ion 20 after u 43-yard return of the punt. Eason went off tackle for five. , >.Baker advanced four and then Eason made a first down on the Bcnton 9. Ellen look Ihe bull on the next play and hurried around right end for the first touchdown. Ellen's atlempled kick was wide. . The Panthers look Ihe kickoff, Moore returning to his 30. The Panthers were set back 15 for holding. Moore hit the line for a j>k-e gain U nti uii the next play got loose for 44 yards to bring the ball up the field to the Hope 45. Ben ton again was penalized i j!5 yards for holding. Bundy intercepted a Benlon pass in midfield. Baker dashed off five through the line and the Bobcats .suffered a 15-yard penally, Ellen faked an end-run and passed to J. D. Jones who gathered in the pigskin as though taking a baskelball with a one-hand catch. It was good for 26 yards. Eason and Baker alternated to carry the ball lit 10. Ellen advanced five and ^Eason i-umincd over center to the thri-e. •On the next play Ellen shot over Rignt Guard Quimby for the score. Ellen then kicked the extra point. Bcnton received, Crawford returning to his 22. Moore carried the bull (Continued on Page Four) Fans Will Decide Whether They Want a Special Train The Hope High School Athletic committee met Friday morning and decided to leave it up to Hope fans a.s to whether a special train would be chartered to the championship football firame between Hope and Pine Bluff November 30 at Pine Bluff. Here's the proposition: The Missouri Pacific railroad requires a guarantee of 200 adult tickets at $2.75 for each round-trip ticket. That figures $550 for the railroad guarantee. The Athletic committee doesn't want to lay that much cash on the line—and "take ri chance." Hope fans who desire to ride a special train are urged to make up their minds this week-end. If you want a special train this is what you should do: Go to the office of Roy Anderson, South Main street, and plunk down the cash for as many tickets as you want. You will be given a receipt for each $2.75. Late Monday afternoon the athletic committee will total the cash and decide then and there on the train. If there has been as many as 100 receipts issued—by Monday afternoon—the special train "is in the bag." If there is not enough cash by the Monday afternoon deadline—well, no special train. Your money would then be refunded by turning in your receipts." The athletic committee must know definitely by Monday afternoon. The committee is leaving it up' to you to make up your mind. The committee wants a special train —but it must also have a guarantee that Hope fans want a special train. The committee also pointed out that next Thursday will be observed as Thanksgiving in Arkansas. The traffic on highways will be heavier than usual. The com- mitte pointed out that it would be safer to ride a train on that day. Zebras Take to Air for 14 to 7 Victory Pino Bluff Shows Great Passing Game and Neat Trickery ATLANTA, Led by Flcctfoot- cd Robert Hutson, a formidable high -school football team from Pine Bluff, Ark., defeated Georgia Military Academy, 14, to 7, at Suburban East Point, Thursday night. Xchras Use Passes to Win The Pine Bluffers took to the air lo win. They resorted to many forward laterals and a dash of neat trickery to outplay their rivals. HuLson passed the Georgians off their feet in the brisk game, which G. M. A. Coach Bud Harris characterized as "one of the fastest and one of the cleanest games my boys have played in this year." Harris blamed Pine Bluff's superb aerial attack for his defeat. "We couldn't do a thing with it," he l;imci)tcd. G. M. A. evenly matched on the ground and displaying a sturdy de- tense, crumpled when the Arl(an.s;i.s l;id.s started heaving the ball to all corners of the lot. Georgians Score First The Georgians scored first. They snared a pass taking the bail to the 15-yard line, then plunging over in the first period. Lanfurd speared the ball out of the air and Smoak carried it over. A22-yard drive game Pine Bluft its fir.st goal, late in the second quarter, Hutson shot the ball 10 yards to I^ifito, who executed a lateral to Hush. ^Xeliras Demonstrates Superiority The superiority of the Arkansas learn was demonstrated when it chalked up its second score in the third period. After a series of punts, Hut- ion heaved a lateral for ;i 12-yard gain, then picked up eight yards more with sum e fancy stepping through Ihe G. M. A. defense. A. G. M. A. penalty of five yards left Ihe ball on the one-yard stripe ior first down. Hulson crashed over for the score when the G. M. A. line buckled before a powerful onslaught J'ine Bluff Line Holds The G. M. A. Cadets found the going lough when they battered the Pine Bluff line. In the entire first half they were able to make only one first down, and only one throughout throughout the third quarter. Pine Bluff outgained G. M. A. 234 yards to 99. § i«j In the final period, Pine Bluff acU vuneed the ball tor two first downs in succession, will) Hut.son flipping the ball fur another, but the Arkansas push hogged down on Ihe lid when anolher pass went awry. The boys were hard at it, with neither team making a definite threat, when Ihe game ended. Mcroncy was lost lo Pine Bluff early in Ihe game when a shoulder injury sent him to the side lines after a pileup. Hart took his place at right half. Slule IfgiA-luturtw passt'cl (JOU Urn's ui the general ifeld of welfare during llllll) sessions. China Trade Route Severed by Japs Supply Road From Indo- China Is Taken by Invaders Friday HONGKONG, British Crown Colony —(/!')— Japanese army headquarters here announced Friday night that Japanese forces entered Nanning, Kwangsi province capital, early in the afternoon. Japanese troops moved into the city, which lies on the key supply route from French Indo-Chimi, aftei- an artillery and air bombardment had reduced its defenses, the announcement Siiid. The Japanese reported the outskirts of Nanning were badly damaged. Little Rock Boys Arrested In Hope Trio Reported Heading for Florida in Stolen Automobile Throe Little Rock youths were arrested in Hope Thursday in possession of an automobile .stolen at Little Rock. I-'olicc Chief Sweeney Copeland announced that those arrested gave their names a.s Vcrnon Montgomery, 17, John ElMorc, 17, and Waller Coon, They were released to detectives of i Hie Little Hock police department who returned the youths to Little Hock to faee charges. Chief Copclitnd said Ihe youths admitted stealing the automobile from its parking place at Little Rock, and said (hey wore headed for Flordia when stopped by officers here. Making the arrests were Officers Ship)), Ward and Morlm. Most snakes can live on one good meal a .season. One "square meal" a month makes them thrive. Announcements Must Be Signed Within the last several weeks The Star h;is received a number of announcements which, because their senders failed to sign name and address, can not be published. Signatures are not printed, but the authority back of the announcement must be known to the management before it can be used. This rule is enforced absolutely in announcements concerning weddings, engagements, births and deaths. If any subscriber has sent such an announcement to us ajid failed to get it published it is be- euuse Hie announcement was not signed—and unsigned communications are treated alike, evon though the omission i.s an oversight. Merit System in U.S.-Helped State Bureaus Accepted Gov. Bailey Agrees,' Blames Controversy on Misunderstanding A U. S. CONFERENCE Announcement Follows Meeting With U.S. Social Security Chief LITTLE ROCK - State dcpart- mcnUs will comply with the law "whc. (her we like it or not," Governor B.-iiicy (old heads of the Welfare Department, Health Department and Unemployment Compensation Divis- ulalioits sotting up the merit system, system plan for their employes in accordance with the amended federal .social security act. The instructions were given at th"e conclusion of a conference at the capilol attended by department heads, Regional Social Security Board Director Ed McDonald and members of his staff, United States Senator John E. Miller of Scarcy, Congressmen Wade Kitchens of Magnolia, W. F. Non-ell of Monticcllo, E. C. Gathings of West Memphis, Wilbur D. Mills of Kensctt and Fadjo Cravens of Fort Smith and other interested persons. Mr. McDonald explained the act requires the selling up of merit systems by January I, 1940. Saying it was "very obvious" there had been a "misunderstanding" as to the board's intention, he heard a section of the law- stating that the federal 'bbard would have no jurisdiction over the selection, lenur of office or compcn- saton of employes of the affected stale departments and agencies. 'Misinformation' Blamed Governor Bailey said "misinformatr ion on the Social Security Board's requirements for the establishment of merit systems for employes of the slate Welfare Department and the Unemployment Compensation Division of which the stale Employment Service is a branch, had "created an enormous amount of disturbance." Ho explained a preliminary confer once with Mr . McDonald Thursday morning had convinced him the board requirements had been "mis-interpre- ted. The board, the governor said simply is asking the Unemployment Compensation Division and the Welfare Department" to devise and submit a merit plan." Making it plain hc was opposed to the introduction of new merit system plans m state departments, Governor Bailey said his experience with state civil service had convinced him there are "a great many fallacies with the so-called merit system." Addressing the congressmen and Senator Miller he assorted: "All of us elective officials would ike. to have a civil service law protect our positions after we are elect cd, but tl, c public reserves the right I" Ret us out, and 1 think public employes should be subject to the wrath of the people of the stale. ihc American system is to try a man in a job and if hc doesn't measure up, to f ilH , nim i stjn fccl t|)f|t Ihc best way to get meritorious em- ployes is for ; , ,„«,, W jt|, WJUnd cx _ penence to select his employes in the light of that experience." Referring to the Social Security Act amendment requiring establishment of "icrit systems for employes of state departments or agencies receiving Social Security Board funds, the chief executive declared: "1 object to the law and I hope it will be changed, repealed, modified or something so it can bc supplanted by a rule of common sense. But this is the law and we propose to comply with ihe law whether we like it or not. .Southern Jtcsciitnicnt Aroused "News reports arc sometimes inaccurate, although infrequently io " the governor said as he opened the meeting. "Their interpretation of this situation has created a rather strange atmosphere for purposes of this meeting. Therefore, we will require forc- Dearance lo arrive at a decision. ,/ »,V Cpm ' 1 that Ml '- McNutt (Paul V. JWcNull, federal security administrator) would refuse further aid to slates .which did not comply with reg illations setting u'/ip the merit system, and butcher the poor people, naturally aroused my Southern resentment" One member of the Arkansas congressional delegation showed reporters the letter of invitation to the meeting re-reived f rum y, c governor. ft s.tid: "The subject matter of the conference is the proposal of Ihe Social Security Board to assume control of the employment and discharge of state emploes Mr. McNutt has already issued an ultimatum that unless the stales accede lo this deman, federal (Continued on Page Three) New Tax Forecast vby Roosevelt in Defense Financing C.ost Expected to Run Between 1 and Zy 2 Billion Dollars TRADE, PEACE PLAN Hull Thinks Reciprocal Trade Treaty Foundation for Peace WARM SPRINGS, Ga. -M';— President Roosevelt disclosed Friday that some consideration is being given to the idea of a special tax to finance expenditures for national defense, which may be increased by % billion dollars in the next fiscal year. These expenditures, the president indicated, will bc in excess of one billion dollars, but probably not as high as 2^ billions. Questions about business and taxation led the president into a discussion of defense and its financing. Of course, he said, the objective of the administration was to cut down all expenditures which possibly could be whittled at the present time. The Trade Program WASHINGTON — (JPf — Secretary Hull described the administration's reciprocal trade program Friday as being the chjcf cornerstone of world peace. His press conference statement added official weight to indications that thj?,. administration , wantcc^to retain the program as the basis for a lasting peace when the war is ended. Dies Flays Russia WASHINGTON -(/P)— Chairman Dies of Ihc house committee on un- American activities declared Friday the United States should sever relations with Soviet Russia unless Russia gives assurances it will put an end to activities which Dies alleges violate the 1933 treaty of recognition. Daisy Dorothy Heard in Musical Show at L.S.U. Daisy Dorothy Heard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Joseph R. Heard, 220 Grady street, Hope, is one of tlit. models in "Glamorous Nights," a combined musical revue and style show at Louisiana State university. Miss Heard, a junior in education, is a member of Kappa Delta social sorority. The northern rookery of pelicans is on Royal Shoals, in Pamlico Sound N. C. Cotton NEW YORK—M')—December cotton opened Friday at D.65 and closed at 9.73-75. Middling spot 9.94. Christmas Carols Through the Ages \S I WAS WATCHING O'ER MY SHEEP "As I \vas ^watching o'er my sheep, Came the glad news on angel feet, 'This day is born of Mary mild In Bethlehem a Uttle Child.'" This old German Christmas- play carol was first sung in 1623 by actor-shepherds in a Cologne playhouse. Echoes to each line came from a chorus of angels. Shopping Days Till Christmas Lays Cornerstone, Starts '40 Rumor XtL fe>? 'ffrttMffffr+ftff. f 4 |"v <.,„„„, A»»* T ,-v<-i>£-<i-.'V*/; "dtetmj "T* lste \ h h.* C ^%l '•*Z+2Zfr»& i'^^e«P^4i>^*^ua ! is4^A.rt L0«Y'/r- % |v^eijW$iSx$r». W r 1 ctt**« •:* *i^ When President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial at Tidal Basin, Potomac Park in Washington, he also laid the foundation for another flurry ot third term speculation with his dedicatory words. Did he mean he wants to come back as President or as private citizen?. T J. Fitzsimmons Dies Here Friday »' Funeral Services for Hope Man to Be Held 10:30 A. M. Saturday John Filzsiinmons, 78, identified will) the collon business in Hope for mans years, died at 3 a. m Friday. Hc had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at Ihe Hcrndon- Cornelius Funeral Home, South Main street. Surviving are his widow, one son, Burton of Beaumont, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Hicks of Hope, and three grand children. Active pallbearers are: Joe Floyd, E. G. Coop, C. S. Lowthorp, E. S. Rich ;irds, George Dodds mid J. A. Davis". Honorary pallbearers: William Thompson, J. W. Strickland, Robert Campbell, Tom Kinsor, Ed Brown, Bud Portcrficld, C. E. Taylor, T. S. McDavit, E. M. McWHIiains, Frank Nolcn, Henry Watkins, Jet Williams. C. H. Crutehficld, J. F. Gorin, H. Frank Rider, C. F. Erwin, T. L Duc- kelt, II O. Green, A. T. Ponder, B. Ponder. M. Eason, D. Eason, Floyd ForlcrficM Louie Carlson Tom Evans. Charley Huffman. A Thought -But ! say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them llvat curse you, and pray for them which de- spilcfully use you, and persecute you. — Matthew 5:44. • CRANIUM CRACKERS Famous Americans Here is a selection of famous Americans, all of them dead, whose names are probably familiar to most persons. Select the description which best fits each person mentioned. 1 . William Brcwstor: <a> general; <b> Pilgrim father; (cl chemist; Id) inventor. 2. William C. Bryant: (a) writer (bi statesman; l,ci poel; (d) soldier. 3. John Fiske: ta> historian; (b) engineer; (c.) sea captain; id) dra- anatisl. 4. John Ericsson: (a) clergyman; (b) explorer: (c) inventor; Id) essayist. 5. Jay Gould: <ai orator; <bl explorer; (ac) senator; (d) railway executive. Answers on 1'age Tw o Liberty of Speech and Press Vital Weisenberger Speaks to Rotary on First U. S. Amendment Hoyee Wciscnbcrger, Hempstead county representative, told Hope Rotary club Friday noon at Hotel Barlow that althoguh Communists and Bund members advocate doctrines alien to our conception of Americanism their right to speak and print their views can not be suppressed without imitating in this nation the governmental procedure which is followed today in the vary countries which Communists and Bund members profess to admire—Russia and Germany. Mr. Weisenberger, introduced by William Wray, took his text from the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, declaring for freedom of worship, and of speech, and of press. The representative deplored publication of obvious propaganda in newspapers and magazines, and publication in family journals of debatable advertising mater, such as liquor. Hc said The Star had performed a pub- lie service by rejecting whisky advertising in Hope. Disclosure of radical views merely provokes a healthy reaction by the rest of the public, the speaker said; and it is this composite picture of freely-expressed public opinion which ' has supported democratic procedure for more than u century and a half in the United Slates. .Congressmen and legislators know what the people arc thinking and saying, and are governed accordingly, the speaker concluded. Guests Friday were: Tod VanPelt, president of Prescott Rotary; Oliver Williams, member of Die Sheridan club; and W. O. Washburn, member of the Wilkcs-Barrc (Pa.) club. Cruiser Belfast Believed Damaged by Sub's Torpedo German Underwater Boat Gets Away—Second^ Time in This War ENVOY SJKJDN APED* Britain Alleges Germans Seized Envoys oaPeace Mission BERLIN, Germany —(/P)— The German high command reported, Friday it had corroboration from "a submarine of reported heavy damage to the 10-000-ton- British cruiser Belfast in the Firth of Forth. The New York Times had said Wednesday: "For the second time since the outbreak of the -war a German submarine slipped through the defenses at the British naval base and launched .an attack on a British warship." The newspaper said the extent of the damage was not disclosed, but the submarine was reported to have escaped. Private information reaching the Associated Press in New York indicated the Belfast suffered damage,' but it might have been, caused by a mine and not by a submarine's torpedo. British Steamer Sunk • LONDON, Eng. —{^— The 8,886- ton British steamer Mangalorc was ^ u £-k,J2£*4 •P^.Sl* Britiari'.s.ljpast coasrmday. Tlfe crew" of "7" were'all rescued. " >; Brtt*ns "Kidnaped" LONDON, Eng. -0V- Authoritative British sources said Friday two Britons were seized by the German Gestapo on the German.Nethcrlands border while endeavoring to see if a German "peace offer was bona fide." These sources said Captain Richard Henry Stevens and Sigismund Payne Best were acting with the knowledge of the British government when they were "kidnapped." The "peace proposals" came from some German sources", a British spokesman said. Dutch Officer Killed HAGUE, Netherlands —(/p)— The Amsterdam newspaper Het Colk said Friday that a Netherlands army in. tclligence officer, Lieut. Klop, was killed in the Venice frontier incident of November 9 in which German secret police seized two Britons as spies. Olympic Winter Contest Canceled Announcement, Impelled by War, Comes Out of Germany BERLIN, Germany —(£•>)— Cancellation of the winter Olympic games, scheduled lor Guvmisch-Partenkircheu was announced Friday by Hans von Tschammer Osten, Reich sports leader. './I 'ftf. Dutch Tanker Sunk • LONDON, Eng. — (ff>)— The sinking of the 5,133-ton Netherlands tanker Sliedrecht by a submarine was disclosed Friday with the landing of five survivors in a northwest coast port The five were seven and a half days in an open boat before being rescued. The vessel had a crew of 31. Germans Over Britain ' LON....DON, Eng. _(/p)_, German planes flew over the Shetland islands again Friday, resulting in a 90-minute air raid warning. Later there was a second warning lasting 42 minutes. . >m • tf . Christmas Seal Sales Campaign Annual Drive Will Begin in Hope Monday, December 4 The Tuberculosis Christinas Seals Committee met at the City Hall Wednesday night and outlined a sales campaign. 50,000 seals have been received by H. O. Kyler, general chairman, and will be distributed immediately so that the general drive may begin Thanksgiving Day, the date designated by the national committee. A town drive in Hope will begin on December fourth and the school drive, December eleventh. There are nine thousand students in the schools of Hempstead County and each student is expected to sell at least ten cents worth of seals. Mrs. Bill Sti-oud of Washington was appointed a member of the committee by President Van Hays. Rockwell Kent, American attist, writer and lecturer, is the designer of the 1939 Christmas Seal and "Protect Your Home from Tuberculosis' is the theme of this year's campaign. As a symbol of that protection, Mr. Kent has used an angel with outstretched arm. Against a brilliant blue background, the double-barred cross, international symbol of the fight a- gaiiist tuberculosis, is prominently displayed.

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