Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 2, 1939 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 2, 1939
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World-Wide New. Coverdge Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS—Fair somewhat coldeif Saturday night; Sunday fair, warmer in north portion. VOLUME 41—NUMBER 42 Finns Reported to Have Scored Gains Against Invaders Claim Recapture of Arctic • Port of Petaamo From Soviet REDS UNPREPARED Finn Reports Say Invaders Illy-Clad 'and Equipped HfcLSINKA, Finland—</l'i-Big Buns thundered Saturday along the Karelian front, where tlio Finns were reported slnnding firm after inflicting heavy losses among the- invading Soviet Russians. The defense forces claimed widespread successes in biter land, sea and air engagements Friday. A defense military communique at midnight said at least 1G "and perhaps 18 or more" Russian planes were shot down Friday without any Finnish air losses. The largest land action occurred on the eastern frontier where the milistry said "enemy losses were heavy. Finnish machine-nun fire annihilated two enemy companies to the alst man." On the Karelian front Finnish officials said 3G or more invading tanks had been destroyed. I'Mini Successes KIRK ENES—r/l'i—Civilian refugees arriving here from Finland reported Saturday that Finnish troops had re* taken the Arctic port of Petsamo. Finnish authorities wore said to have confirmed the report. Earlier the city was reported in the hands of Russian forces which parachuted to earth from airplanes. Fifihling in the Pt'lsa/no district was almost entirely by infantry, as the roadless mountains and deep snow prevented either side from bringing up artillery. Finnish .solfliers who recaptured the seaport marched all night through snow to reach their objective. Refugees declared the Finns defeated the Russians in a battle 50 miles north of Salmijarvi. The Russians were said to have left on the battlefield more than 150 dead, whose equipment ,-md clothing indicated the Red troops were poorly prepared for war in the Far North. Many apparently suffered frozen feet. How to Rouse '» the Weaker Sex AC Feature Service OKLAHOMA CITY—It's been a long time -since anything backfired as loudly as the city park board's attempt to display masculine gallantry toward women drivers. The board announced it would open Ilic civic center to parking to alleviate the shopping-parking problem. "And as a special concession to the ladies, who have so much truublf getting into and out of parking places," said the announcement, "we're going to make the parking stalls 20 feet long instead of the usual 18 feet.'' Feminine response was sudden and devastating. Among the quotes that came from women were these; "If they're going to put in bigger parking spaces let them put them in for the men!" ''Why, 1 never heard such a .slap at women drivers." "Women can get into a tight parking place with equal if not more ease than men." "Why, I've been driving since before .some of the park board members were out of short pants!" Christmas Carols Through the Age* City Red Cross Total Continues to Climb Previously reported $1,153.81 Mrs. Frank Howson 1.00 Webb Lasctcr, Jr 1.00 Grand total $1,155.81 ' 1 of 2 Stolen Cars In Hope Recovered McCain Car Found On Blevins Road—Speedy Hutson's Still Missing One of two automobiles stolen from their parking places in downtown Hope this week had been recovered Saturday, Police Chief Sweeney Copeland announced. The first car, owned by Lee McCain, Missouri Pacific freight agent, wns stolen Wednesday night mid recovered on the Hope-Blevins road just north of the city. The car, which had been abandoned on the side of the road, was reported to be in good shape. The latest car theft was reported to police Friday night by Andrew (Speedy) Hulson, who discovered his car missing from its parking place in front of Capital Hotel Coffee shop about 10 o'clock Friday night. Police said that no trace of it had been found Saturday. The tvir was taken between the hours of 8:30 and 10 p. m. Tennessee Awaits Bid for Rose Bowl Volunteers Have High Hopes of Meeting Southern California DECK THE HALL WITH o HOLLY "Deck the hall with houghs'of holly, Tis the season lo he jolly, Don we now our gay apparel, Troll the ancient Christmas i carol ..." In the Yule season, celebrated in Britain before the Christian- era, a winter festival was held. Halls were decorated with holly, ivy and mistletoe, and the Yule log was lighted. This traditional Welsh' song reflects the spirit of these celebrations. ,. - . By DON WIHTEIIEAD KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — I/I')— Rose Eowl rumors were as thick as pea- soup fog around this football era/y town Friday night. The opinion of that anonymous character, John Q. Fan, was: "It's bo Tennessee against Southern Cal." ' Discussions were shifting away from Tennessee's chances for the bid to whether or not Major Bob Ncyland's unbeaten, untied and unscorcd on Volunteers could stop the powerful attack of the Trojans. ''Yeah," said a hash slingcr in hole-in-the-wall restaurant, "Southern Cal's powerful, but those boys have not run into a defense like Volunteers put up. It's as tough ;u> our 40-cont steak." "I don't know," replied a customer with a mouthful of hamburger "The Trojans made Notre Dame look bad." "Well, I'll bet ... etc. . . etc. . ." That was the patter up and down Gay street but where they picked up that confident expectation of Tennessee having the bid clinched in cv- vcnt of a victory over Auburn next week, no one could say. They just believed Tcnnecssce was the hottest thing in the country and the only logical team to pit against the West Coast representative. Over in the Volunteer encampment there was a heavy silence regarding future bowl prospects. "We'll cross that bridge when we get to it." was Major Bob's sole comment. If he had any inside information he wasn't letting it leak ou(. . The major seemed more perturbed about the condition of his squad after their 19-0 burial of the old Kentucky "jinx." George Cafcgo and his understudy, little Johnny Butler, both were suf- fcrring from knee injuries. Cafego hasn't recovered from a wrench received in The Citadel game while Johnny was hurt in the Kentucky fracas. "Butler isn't as badly hurt as we first thought," said Ncyland, "but it's too early to say how much damage was done. Those kind of injuries arc deceptive." Bill Luttrcl, reserve tackle, mid So- puhomore Fullback Fred Newman came out of the game with sprained ankles that were causing a bit of concern. Otherwise, the Vols were in pretty fair shape for the game next week with Auburn. A victory would complete their second consecutive ''perfect season," and to quote a rabidly partisan Tennessee fun: "It would be silly to jnvite anybody but Tennessee to the Rose Bowl." That's how the folks feel about the matter and whether they are right or wrong doesn't matter with football jitterbugs. Use Of Adversity DURHAM, N. C. — Warehousemen claim 33-year-old Wilson Dunn is the fastest tobacco packer in these parts. But what amazes his admirers in the auction warehouses is that Dunn beats the others single-handed. He lost his left hand in a corn-shredder 11 years ago. For thirty-six consecutive miles, the Great Smoky Mountain Range in North Carolina is more than 5.000 feet in altitude. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2,1939 18 Shopping Days Till Christmas Cotton NEW YORK—M J >—December cotton opened Saturday at 10.17 and closed al HUI8-10. Middling .sput 10.28. Why Hope Lost to Pine Bluff I3-O: Robert Hutson Was Too Good, and Zebras Bottled Up Bobby Ellen PRICE 5c COPY o. ABOVE—TOP I'1IOTO—Robert Hutson (30) Pine Bluff's great q narterback, comes up the field The BobS'nhvp!^ 1 ',' 1 ,' f ° te tr "'""^ s box Ore-en, left end, while J. D. Jones, Hope's right end, appears in the background J 5 ' JUht laken ° Ut ls Novraan AIJOYJ^LOWKK IMIOTO-This is how it waa all Thanksgiving afternoon-Bobby Ellen (85), Hope's fl.et back, is trapped by thr«e alert ,,, M .A. 15KL()\V---.\'onnaii (Ireeit, Hope end, leaped up and had his fingers on this pass from Joe Eason, fullback in Pino |.>l,,rrv ,,,,,t i , 4, ball .slipped past him, ending the Bobcat's scoring chance. IUIHMCK, in l me bluli s end zone—but the F.D. Reminds Plane Manufacturers of Civilian Bombing Appeals to. Exporters to Bear in Mind U. S. War Policy ALLIES ARE BLAMED France, England Caused Finland's Predicament, Says Germany WASHINGTON-W-Without naming any countries, President Roosevelt said in a formal statement Saturday that the government hopes American manufacturers and exporters of airplanes and aeronautical equipment and materials will bear in mind the government's policy of condemning "unprovoked bombing" of civilians. The brjef statement was issued after • the president had conferred with Secretary Hull at the White House. Stephen Early, presidential secretary, disclosed that Finland was pre- ' paring a formal reply to Roosevelt's plea that there be no bombing of civil- Germany Blames Allies BERLIN, Germany-(/P)—Britain and France, informed German sources said _ Saturday, are to blame for Finland's predicament. If the Western powers had not stiffened the Finnish government's back by moral support Finland would have seen the historical justification for Russia's position, these sources asserted. Neither France, Britain nor any other power professing sympathy for Finland intends actually to help the little country, these sources said. France Eases Conscription PARIS, France-OT-Premier Dalad- icr announced Saturday that all fathers of two or more children who had been; mobilized would be released and sent back to their homes. The demobilization will begin December 15 with the fathers of four children or more, whose release had been ordered previously. Military sources reported the Western front awoke to hew life with suddenly increased patrol activity at many points. Calling All Thrill Hunters GRINDStone, S. D.-If you don't get the old kick out of bulldogging steers or sassing a traffic cop then rattlesnake hunting is the sport for you, providing you're looking for a new thrill. You don't need fancy equipment. A' slingshot or a sawed-off pool cue or a piece of brick will do the business. You can grab a snake by the tail and swat it to death against a rock if you're quick—and lucky. Local hunters don't advise it. They don't favor using highpowered rifles, either. A couple of Rapid City hunters tried that. The slugs cut the snakes in two and tossed the pieces in the an—and the heads came down diting. Mostly the folks who kriow the tricks pick a warm day, about this time of the year, when the snakes are crawling out of the holes in which they have denned up against the cold weather. The procedure is simple: you grab whatever is handy and get the snake before he gets you. There's an added punch in the fact hat you can't always tell where the holes are. There's lots of room on these western South Dakota prairies tor snakes to build back doors 'to their dens and, of course, if you want to be a successful snake hunter and enjoy the richness of old age you won't let a rattler sneak out of his back door behind you. There's a practical side to the sport, too. Canned rattlesnake meat fetches fancy prices in city f ood stores and fa advertised as a considerable delicacy. Local hunters seem to prefer beef- A Thought It is with our judgements as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own, -Pope. • CRANIUM CRACKERS •^••^•^i^j^^^^,^^^^^^^^^^ Picking Operas If you know your operas this little quiz will be a walkaway. All you need to do is to underline the correct operatic title in each group below. Only one title is correct in each group—and be careful. 1. Barbara de Veal, Barbarous Sawmill, Barber of Seville, Barber of the Villa. 2. Fencing Master, Fancy Mister, Frenzied Jester, Dancing Master. 3 Bride of the Golden West, Bride of Laifunermoor, Bridge of San Luis Rey, Bright Stardust 4. Women of the Bard, Domain of the Guard, Yeoman of the Guard Changing of the Guard. 5. Trysting in Lisolady, Tristan and Isolde, Titan and Goldy, Twist ing of Isolde. Answers oil Page Two

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