Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 6, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide Newt Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday, V* I VOLUME 41—NUMBER 45 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY SOVIET DRIVES INTO FINLAND Rural Red Cross Quota Exceeded; TotaHs $417.76 Water Creek and Redland Townships ; Make Reports CCC CAMP $40.71 Weisenberger Praises Work of Rural Campaigners With Mine Crock township ycl to report. Rural Red Cross Chairman Huyec Wciscnbcrgcr reports that the rural townships have gone over the top with ?'117.7G reported to date. The quota was $415. With Redlaml township reporting $34.80, find thereby exceeding its quota of 25, the totnl for the B!cviiis-Mc- Ciiskill branch of the Hcmpstcad chapter reached $84.86. This branch retains one-half of the funds raised in each roll call to be distributed by the branch chapter chairman there, an arrangement in existence since 1918. Likewise, it administers all Red Cross uid given to rcsi 'cuts of Wallaccburg and Red Red .Land townships. Under the leadership of Lt. Cornell, Company Commander and Dr. Foster, Company Physician, Camp Alton reported a total of ?40.71 for a new high for the camp. Lt. Cornell reports that the camp cnrollces raised S33.71 of this amount and that not a single one failed to donate something to tho Red Cross roll call. Rcdland township—Dr. J. E. Gentry. McCnskill, chairman; Mrs. Argie Henry and Mrs. H. Clifton Harris of Mc- .Coskill mid Mi»«.TJuby I ovlic of Bolton, assistants, reports: Dr. J. E. Gentry $ 1.00 J. G. Smith 25 Sunders Moses 1.00 Mrs. Sanders Moses 1.00 Mrs. W. W. Gentry 1.00 Nell Henry 1.00 Cria Kelly 1.00 J. O. Harris Store 1.00 Chester McCaskill 1.00 Mrs. Chester McCaskill 1.00 Mrs. Chester McCaskill 1.00 Mrs. John Gaincs 1.00 Harvey Buckley 25 Mrs. M. O. Gorham 1.00 J. A. Sevcdge 1.00 ..Wallace Rogers 1,00 , Mrs. G. W. Anthony 1.00 Glenn Elcy 1,00 Bill Hood 1.00 Mrs. Dudley Elcy '". 1,00 Mrs. C. A. Hamilton 1.00 E. H. Sweat 1.00 Miss Lola WarBlow 1.00 Bynum Elcy 1.00 Mrs. Gus Sevcdge 1.00 Marshall Scott 1.00 Anthony Lumber Co 1.00 Wanda Scott 1.00 Dexter Portcrfiekl ' .25 School children .35 Bert 'Scott 1.00 Mrs. Bert Scott 1.00 H. Clifton Harris l.UO Red Land Colored school .51 At Helton Ruby Leslie 1.00 Mrs. S. F. Leslie 1.00 J- L. Eley 1.00 J. W. Siddons l.OQ Alfred Pelcrs 1.00 • J. W. Tyncr " 1.00 Rcdland total Mrs. Alice Finley—Water Creek township Bcorgc Wright, colored Fulton ?3186 1.00 1.00 Company 4754, CCC, Hope, Ark., Lt. J. G. Corned, chairman. Lt. J. G. Cornell Glen Jacobsen .... DI-. R. H. Foster O. E. Allred , J. H. Hopson C. L. Price C. H. Ector II All members of company 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 ' 1.00 1.00 33.71 When Relief Runs Out-What Then? Is Question Asked by Survey for Toledo O "Slaying in bed is the best way to keep warm ... a lollypop only costs a penny and keeps away hunger." Camp total $40.71 Musical Program City_Hall Friday The Unity Baptist church of Hope announced Wednesday it was sponsoring the appearance here Friday night of the Stamps Melody Quartet and Harol (Pec Wee) Robbert's Sky- lincr-v. The musical program will be held at Hope city hall auditorium at 7-30 o'clock Friday night. A small admission will be charged. Tea and coffee refreshments are served people who inspect breweries in Australia. A Thought Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good. — W. Miltord, Hoover Reviving asaG.O.P.Figure Central Dinner to Be Followed by Others Over Country By PRESTON GROVER WASHINGTON - A dinning room picture of Herbert Hoover's quiet campaign for support and vindication shows how earnest the former President is in his effort to impress his own views on the next Republican campaign. A staunch group of 20 to 40 Republicans friendly to Hoover are invited to a private dinner at which the former President appears as speaker. He discusses public issues, naturally emphasizing his own opinions on the Roosevelt administration. What it amounts to is a sort of stately pcptalk. Each guest at the dinner is expected to hold a little dinner of his own in turn to deliver the Hoover views to an ever widening circle. It seems to be patterned on the chain letter idea. Report!, have it that there is solid headway being made in California, and progress in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Advance agent of the plan is Ben Allon of San Francisco, a former newspaperman who has been credited with putting zip into Hoover's speeches of the past three or four years. One guest at one of the "primary" dinners reported that lie noted two Hoover elKiractcrislies ut these affairs: One, that at u private dinner where his guests arc amiably disposed Hoover is u convincing talker, the other that tho former President rc- veal.s a yearning to demonstrate once more—in the White House—Unit his way was the wise way. G-Men On the Alert British and French purchasing missions already in this country create u tricky situation for J. Edgar Hoover and his anti-sabotage agencies. Following the practice of last war, the visiting missions set aboul buying the whole output of a plant, and somc- (nncs the plant itself, in order to assure a steady supply of essential materials. We cheeked with (lie Federal Bureau of Investigation and were told that reports of sabotage in any plant whalevei, British-owned or otherwise, would be investigated. With only 950 FBI agents and a smaller number of military and .secret service agents in his disposal for such work, G-man Hoover can't put u man in every plant where sabotage might be expected. However, ho has invited everybody to report to the nearest FBI office any reports or rumors of sabotage or espionage. None will be ncglccK'd. The FBI couldn't sec any grounds for discriminating against British-or French-owned plants in this country, if the Allies should acquire some. After all, they will be manned by American workmen whose peace and security is important. Sad Mistake Clerks in the reception room of the Director of the Budget have an in- tcrcstn.fi time watching dignified governmental potentates handle themselves in embarrassing moments. Two doors, exactly alike in design, are along one wiill. One leads out into tlie shady and stately cor- CContinued on Page Three) Gypsy Smith Says God Is Forgotten And Thisls~Why We "Have War, Evangelist Declares By MARY MORRIS AP Feature Service Writer "Gypsy" Rodney Smith was bom 79 years ago in England in a gypsy tent, the son of a clothespin peddler. Today Gypsy is a world famous evangelist visiting the United States for the 36th time. He doesn't look the part. His deep black eyes are about what you would expect. But the soft spoken mellow voice, Oxford accent, cultured conversation, impectcable clothes suggest a prosperous member of the British gcnetry. He doesn't look a day over sixty, Gypsy is here on the invitation of the Greater New York Federation of Churches. With him is his wife. "She's as young as I am," he sa^s. She was 26 when they were married last year. When he is through preaching in New York Gypsy will make a barnstorming lour across country. A quiet preacher, Gypsy Smith ends cacli sermon by singing a solo in a high, clear tenor. "There arc more crank religious leaders to the square inch in America than in any other country. American people are hungry for religion and so they go for the first crank they hear. "If you shout loud enough you get a crowd—but it won't last. You can in religion. I'm sane— you can sec that. Don't put any of that slang into my mouth. I don't talk that way. "This religion the cults preach is u man-mmle tiling. It's confection- ory-il's sugar-cuatcd bcacusc it ex- alLs man. It's quackery because it doesn't follow the Bible. It's a form of godliness without God. "People arc going to church but they won't submit to God. They pray but they won't live according to His teachings. God-is forgotten, His message is forgotten. Diplomats have failed, culture has Tailed, education has failed, so-called religion has failed. But Jesus Christ has never failed—because He's never been properly tried. "It's bccnuse God is not in men's hearts ih;ji W c have war. God hasn't planned this—don't blame Him for what men do. "I'd like to get behind Hitler and feel the pulse of the millions who were brought up when there was religion in Germany .Today they're afraid to express what's in their hearts. "During Die hist war I was with the men in Franco. If they call me again 1 will go. I'm 78 but why should 1 retire? Evil doesn't take u holiday —the Devil hasn't retired," not I'm play the showman an evangelist bul Roosevelt Sends Greeting to Finns "Actual Need" Is Found in 67 Pet of Those Cut Off Few "Professionals" Found on Ohio City's Rolls PUT OWN Message Observes 22nd Anniversary of Independence WASHINGTOS — (/P) — President Roosevelt expressed to President Kallio of Finland Wednesday the "earnest hope" that the Russo-Finnish war would end soon so Finland may continue her steady development "untroubled." The president cabled the Finnish leader on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of Finland's Independence. General Relief Cut Off in Toledo September 15 By NEA Service TOLEDO, 0., - What happens when an American city closes the spigot on relief, to needy unemployed? , Toledo has been finding out since Sept. 15, when help for all but 'critical" cases were cut off the relief rolls, and here are the answers: About one out of five gets a job on WPA One out of six manages to get some kind of work, some of it only part-time, with private industry. About half are left completely unemployed, and the rest drift off where they can't be traced. There is no disorder or noting, but A jjotal of 67.4 of those taken off the relief rolls are found to be in "actual need." _ . - '3Kvc5",Dl«.!rscs Conditions These figures were determined by th Toledo Council of Social Agencies —a non-partisan group of private U. S. May Give Aid WASHINGTON - (/P) - President Roosevelt conferred with Jesse Jones, federal loan administrator, and Norman Davis, chairman of the Red Cross, Wednesday on new plans for extending help to tho civilian population of Finland. Jones said the question of what might be done for the Finnish people through the American government's lending agencies was under discussion. No decision was reached, he said, but if anything is done it may be a move toward gelling to the Finning people things to eat and wear. The accuracy of a valve grinding job can be ascertained by dropping Crisis in Cleveland CLEVELAND, Ohio—(/P)—A survey declaring needy Ohioans are living under "unbelievable" conditions was made public Wednesday in the wake of a sharp word exchange between Ohio's governor, John Brickcr, on the one side, and New York's mayor, Fiorello La- Guardia, and a WPA chief, on the other, over the relief crisis. Special investigators reported, "There are many cases in actual want and acute need—where persons are starving. Many persons arc picking up scraps—scavenging." agencies—through a cross-section survey of 325 of the cases dropped from the relief rolls. "Actual need' in the council definition ranges from poverty to imminent starvation, but the degree of starvation can't be classified. The study, conducted by Norman Finch, secretary of the Council, gives Ihe first indication of what happens when relief doesn't function. Toledo, the first major city to drop relief .. _ in a " but emergency cases for any the valve into its seat. If it fails to appreciable time, is the unwilling gu- bounce, improper grinding is indicat- inea pig for the experiment in hued, since one that seats properly always will bounce back. No living species of birds have P. T. A. Council In Meeting Tuesday The Hope P. T. A. council met Tuesday aflcrnoon at Hope cily hall. The meeting was opened by the president's message. Mrs. A. B. Patten, chairman of the membership committee, reported 343 members. Mrs. Kylcr announced that Father's Nighl would be held at the high school Thursday night. Miss Beryl Henry, program chairman, introduced Miss Mary Droke, who gave a book review on "My Country and My People." Christmas Carols Through the Ages CHRISTIANS, AWAKE! "Christians, awake! Salute the happy morn, Whcrcou the Savior of mankind was born ..." John Byrom, 18th century English humorist, promised his little daughter, Dorothy, he would write something for her on Christmas in 1745. Among her presents she found the manuscript of this carol, with its original title, "Christmas Day for Dolly." Shopping Days Till Christmas man misery. Critical Cases Receive Aid On Sept, 15, when relief was shut off, there were 6068 cases on the rolls, representing about 2.7 persons in ciich "case were kept on for whatever aid could bo given, and about 2100 critical cases still arc being cured for. The rest shift for themselves. About a fifth of the "ex-reliefers" live on credit. The butcher, the baker groccrymcn and neighbors or individual charitis chip in when they find a neighbor backed to the wall. The Federal Surplus Commodity Corp., has helped greatly and about a fifth arc receiving food from this source. More than a quarter of the total cases taken from the relief rolls have school ugc children—about 2500 of all those iiffeclcd are under 21. "llelicfers" Tell Own Stories Here's a cross-section from tho "cx- relicfcrs" themselves that gives an idea of how they arc making out. "I want to get u job on tho WPA sewing project," says Mrs. J. C. "But the doctor says I don't get enough to eat. My blood's too thin to work." "We sold our living room suite for S1UO to get money to feed our youngsters while I was in the hospital," says a mother of nine just returned from the hospital, where she underwent a Caesarcan operation. "Staying in bed is the best way to keep warm ... a lollypop costs only a penny and keeps away hunger." "I got two days' work with WPA in October," says a one-eyed man. "I sold most of what I own and that money's gone now. But the neighbors have been good to us." "If it hadn't been for our grocery- man I don't know what we'd a' done," says another parent. "Two or three nights a week the bakery throws out stale cakes," udds a former reliefer. "The kids run to Proposed Water Line Discussed By City Council Decision On 2, 100 Feet of New Line Expected in 2 Weeks A IEGAL"QUESTION Council Fixes March 1 As Deadline to Buy City Tags The Hope city council Tuesday night discussed the feasibility of laying a two-inch water pipe from South Shover street to tho southeastern edge of he city limits, a distance of approximately 2,100 tect. C. O. Thomas, superintendent of the water and light plant, presented figures showing the estimated cost of 51,400. After discussion the council refer- .rcd the matter to City Attorney E. F. McFaddin, the water and light commitee, and Mr. Thomas for further consideration. A report Is expected to be heard at the next meeting of the council. The request for the water line was made before the council two weeks ago by Kelly Gray to enable property owners outside the city limits to connect with the city line in order to obtain city water. The questioiyjirose during discussion as to whelfter the city of Hope could legally sell water to owners of private lines outside of the city limits. It was pointed out that this has been done jn the past. City Attorney McFaddin is expected to give an opinion on this question at the nex meeting of the council. „ Stadium Charge >Vaived The council passed a motion waiving the $50 charge for the "gate" for pro posed post-season football game be twcen State Champion Yerger Higl School team of Hope and a stron; out-of-state opponent, the game to bi played at the Hope High School stad ium during December. The proposed igamc would be spon sored by the Hope Police Department It was understood that Yerger Schoo officials were negotiating with a stroni negro high school football team in Texas. Date of the proposed negro garni has not been set. License Deadline The council set March I as tin final date to obtain city automobili license tags without penalty. The an nual license fee is ?2.50. Colors fo 1940 will be white letters with a red background. From March 2 to March 11 a penalty of $ 1 will be assessed against delinquents. After March 10 the penalty will be ?2.50. New tags will go on sale next Monday, December 11 at the office of Charles Reynerson, city treasurer, at the Evan Wray, city meat and milk inspector, was sworn in as a city policeman without an increase in salary, giving him authority to make arrests- should the occasion arise during his work as meat and milk inspector and while an employe of tne city. November Five Report Fire Chief T. R. Bryant, Jr. filed Hie November fire report with the council, showing 24 alarms. Building property loss was listed at $395 and loss to contents, ?275. Police Chief Sweeney Copeland's report for November showed 54 arrests, convictions 24, cases pending S, arrested for other officers 11, ar- Severance Turnback' Is Given to Counties LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—State Treasur- r Earl Page Wednesday distributed 37,809.14 to 37 counties In severance ax turnback for the fourth quarter of 939. Principal beneficiaries were; Jnion county $15,447.70; Columbia $10,84.58; Ouachita $5,596.71. (Continued on Page Three) Q British Claim 5 U-Boats in Week Assert Their Destruction Is Faster Than Replacement LONDON, Eng. — (/P) — Winston Ihurchill, first lord of the admiralty, announced in the House of Commons Wednesday that five German submarines had been sunk by the French and British navies this week, and that the rate of destruction surpassed Germany's capacity to replace her losses, Churchill said more than 1,000 British merchant ships had been .armed for defense, and that there would be 2,000 soon. German Ship Captured LONDON, Eng.— (IP)— Reuthers, the British news agency, in a dispatch from Capetown, South Aferica, Wednesday said British warships in the south Atlantic had captured the German liner Ussukum, 7,834 tons. The German officers and crew have been put aboard a British ship which is expected to bring the Ussuguma to port as a prize. Invaders Report They Are Fifth of Way Across Land Finns Bravely Celebrate 22nd Year of Independence SWEDE IRON,AIM Drive's Completion Would Be Near Iron Mines KIRKENESJAAON—{#)—On the 22nd anniversary of Finnish independence Wednesday the Soviet Russian army was reported to have driven almost northern a fifth of the way across Finland—apparently the rested for old fine 2, released investigation 14. Total fines assessed ?410, fines collected $134.50, released to street commissioner for wo\k ?140, fines laid out in jail ?37.50, trash hauling collections ?98.75, corporation license collected 568, meat license coll/Beted 1?83.75. Total collected ?545. Alderman C. E. Cassidy presided over the meeting in • the absence of Mayor W. S. Atkins. England Lifts A Gall-ing Ban ST. GALL, Switzerland— (A 1 )— Thousands of St. Gall women picked up their embroidery needles again and went lo work, when they were informed that the British government had removed the ban on embroiders. E«g)and, o;ie of the leading customers of the famous St. Gall embroideries, banned these imports at the beginning of the war, and put thousands of Swiss in the St. Gall region out of work. The Swiss government appealed to London and the restriction was removed in time for the Christmas trade. Before the last war the St. Gall embroidery industry was one of the biggest items in Swiss export totals, but fashions changed and the industry declined. During the siege of Paris by the Germans in 1870, 65 balloons departed from that city carrying a total of 238 passengers und 12 tons of letters. Russia Moves to Stop British, Nazi Finnish Campaign Designed Proof Against Surprise By MORGAN M. BEATTV AP Feature Scrvcie Writer WASHINGTON - Here's a capsule survey of the Ru/sso-Finnish war and where it's going. It comes from a leading American observer of east European affairs: 1. The Russian objective plainly is, first, to re-establish the Baltic supremacy of the czars; second, to dominate Sweden, economically ,at least third, to insure Leningrad against any surprise attacks from England or Germany. 2. The Russians have chosen precisely the right moment to attack the Finns—a moment that should guarante success in the shortest possible time. 3. If the Finns give in quickly, the Russians might well be disposed to allow them to hold nominal independence subject to Russian military and economic domination. This probable course of events. is the 4. If tl^e Finns hold out too long, the Russians would establish a protectorate at the end of the struggle, re-incorporating Finland into Russian territory, much as Germany treated Czcchslovakia. 5. The only immediate hope of the Finns is a successful counter attack on Leningrad from the air. If they coulld possibly hold out against the Russians until January, the Russian army might be caught in the mucK- of Uie usual January thaw. Either possibltty in the opinion of a leading military expert would be a miracle. • Russia's Reasons Taking these capsule points in order, here's the explanation: Point One: Russia feels she must protect her vulnerable northern and western flanks against possible future attacks orders being to cut the country in two. The army was said to have penetrated 35 miles Into Finland, "reaching Kuolajarvia, on the seventh day of the i war, leaving only 150 miles to be traversed before Finland will be dissected. Completion of the drive would put the Red forces on the Swedish border, close to Sweden's rich iron mines. Finns Claim Success HELSINKI, Finland—</P)—Her courage bolstered by an official announcement of success against the Russians, Finland Wednesday honored the heroes of her independence while her fighters for freedom fought' back the increasing tide of Russian invaders. The government issued a communi- que stating 2,000 Russian troops had been captured since the invasion began last Thursday, and that 64 Russian tanks had been destroyed. A government .spokesman again . Wednesday emphasized the fact tha't • Russian losses had been 'very' great" compared with those of Finland. - Danes Hit Communists COPENHAGEN, Denmark - (/P) Members of: the Danish parliament walked out of the lower chamber in an anti-Communist demonstration Wednesday, and a Nazi member suggested that Denmark break off diplomatic relations with Russia. ' When the Communist leader rose to speak all parties, from the Communist on the right to the Social Democrats on the left, departed, leaving only twoCqmmunist. members to listen to their leader. . ' ' Call on Rumania MOSCOW, Russia —{£•)— Rumania was urged to sign-a mutual assistance pact immediately with Soviet TJniori in an article published Wednesday in the Communist International, mouthpiece of the international Communist organization. The publication declared the pact should be similar to treaties the U. S. S. R. signed recently with Latvia Estonia and Lithuania. Old German Hero BERLIN, Germany—fP)—Adolf Hitler personally visited Field Marshal August von Mackensen, one of the foremost cavalry leaders in German military history, Wednesday on the latter's 90th birthday. In the absence of any startling war news the entire press paid tribute to the former field marshal. (Continued on Page Three) CRANIUM CRACKERS Diplomatic Corps Among the world's busiest people today are member of the United States diplomatic staff, who find it important to keep close tab on the nations to which they arc accredited. In each group below, select the name of the man or woman who represents the United States as ambassador or minister in the country designated: 1. Norway: (a) Joseph C. Grew, (b) A J. Drcxel Biddlc, (c) Mrs. Florence Harriman, Claude G. Bowers. 2. England: (a) William C. Bui- lilt, (b) Joseph P. Kennedy, (c) Hugh R. Wilson, ul) John Cudahy. 3. Italy: la) Findlcy B. Howard, (b) John C. Wiiye, (c) Jasephus Daniels, (d) Williams Phillips. 4.F Denmark: Ca) Alvin Owsley, (b) Lester A. Walton, (c) Leland Harrison, (d) Arthur B. Lane. 5. Belgium: (a) Jolm F. Montgomery, (b) Joseph E. Davies, (c) Frederick A. Sterling, (d) George A. Gordon. Answers oil Page Two Christmas Seals Safeguard Home James May, honest and industrious tenant fanner with a wife and five ch Idren, was 38 years old when he developed tuberculosis. Being poor, he did nothing about it until he was bedfast. Then he went to the state sana- •tonum, a very sick man His wife, unable to handle the situation with her small children •moved into her mother's home-an-' oilier almost as poor as her own. There a sister and her baby also were living Six months later news came that her husband was in , urable and ™ '«£ bed must be given to someone having a chance to recover. Could he come back to this home filled with women and children? Not safely. This would mean sickness and possible death for them. Christmas Seals solved !!•.••• «, i-., Funds derived from their sa ie ^V . t » m i a ^ mal1 PO'taUe cottage, weatherboarded to the bed level screened above to admit fresh air. It is p laced in the yard, where he can NKd his children at play without ""^ Whcre Ws Wife Can Preventing tuberculosis is the mis- won of Christinas Seals. NEW YOBK-MV-Deccmber w, opened Wednesday at 10.11 and closed at 10.14-15. Middling 10.2i).

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