Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 6, 1939 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 6, 1939
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HOPE STAii, HOPE, ARKANSAS Rocky Mountain Area Is in Revolt Trade Agreement Policy of Democrats Abroad Is Fought WASHINGTON — One of the most wohtafcly political sections of the coun try. this Rocky Mountain states, has turned solidly against the administra- tfon's trade agreement program to the great discomfort of Democrats who feel they will need that territory in 1940. The rebellion has been most marked since negotiations were opened for treaties with Argentina and Chile. These two countries produce a list Ot good-- which matches item for item the production of the Rocky Mountain area and Middle West. "It is all right to be a good neigh- toi\" said Senator Adams of Colorado, "but every concession made by the United States hurts my state and its neighbor states." Adams is a Democrat. The bulk of ether senators from the Mountains are Democrats. Yet they have appeared almost in masse against the very corcessiuns which tne admin • istration will have to make in order to shake loose any additional trade with Chile and Aregntina. ' Elections Involved Fotn 1 important democratic senators. Wheeler .of Montana, Fittman of Nevada, Ashurst o£ Arizona and King of Utah, are up for re-election in the Rocky Mountain west. Administration leaders probably would gu a long way to rescue at least two from any harm that the new agreements might de- .liver. .These are Fittman. chairman of the Seriate Foreign Relations committee, and Ashurst. who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee. But these four and other mountain members have risen against the proposed new agfreement with Chile. Thirty-eight per cent of Chile's popula tion is engaged in agriculture.. Only 20:per cent of her exports are agricultural, but they were especially hard hit by the war. Germany was buying huge quantities. Now I of course, she buys none. Chile's harvest will begin soon and there will he no German ships to pick up her surpluses, i Copper Causes Trouble Tlie big yell from the Rocky Mountain section has been over copper. Next to the United States, Chile is 'the world's largest copper producer. £he ships a great deal of copper to England. Almost as much comes to the United States under a peculiar arrangement that has split the copper industry in this country into two ranks. American companies, notably Anaconda and Kennicott, own the major producing mines of Chile. They would be benefited by a lowering of -the four-cents-a-pound excise tax on foreign copper. On the other hand they would not be hurt if it remained as it is, for they have copper to mine on both side of the "barrier." •But hundreds cf little American companies, hosts of them in the Rocky Mountain area, want no foreign competition and- they have put the heat on their congressional delegations to tight any concessions that will bring more Chilean copper into the United States market. .As a matter of fact the bulk of the Chilean copper which does come into the United States pays no excise tax hut is simply refined and converted into manufactures for export. The tax applies only to that part which is sold on the domestic market. That ,'ititaiicn doesn't satisfy domestic copper producers, however. And they claim they feel the impact of lower- cott Chilean copper. Government trad; experts foresee some chance that the war demand for copper will remove part of th&ir troubles. If a really active war demand develop::, both domestic copper and Chilean copper will find a market. "Wednesday, December 0,1030 It-SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL r COPYNI«MT. »•»•. MA SERVICE. •*s*T*»t*rdnyi Damon In nlmoot •rrttnin thnt OnuRlns killed llen- 1k*rnr nnil Jof jr. -Ara comes «» ptand for DonKlns. She tvns In •th* pnttftafrewny when Hcnthornc .^vna Mlleil« mnv dl Torio come >«nt. She >.n»l«t« dl Tor In wns the "Jilller. DitTvann njxrcts 4o aprrnd •ihA rumor tlint Arn nlso smv the 'killer. In nn effort to nmkp the murderer strike ngrnln. CHAPTER XIX A FEELING of sincere admiration for this courageous girl swept over Dawson as he watched her leave. She knew that she might soon share Tony's fate, but he was sure she would meet it chin up and smiling. For the first time in her life she had found love— and now nothing else mattered. She was so sure that Douglas was innocent that Dawson thought of searching his case against the youth for possible loopholes. But there were more important things at hand. It would not be difficult to drop a few hints that Ara knew as much and possibly more than di Torio. A couple of questions, even a knowing nod, would tell all he wanted the others to know. Flynn and Krone were old hands at creating just this type of situation. Dawson stepped to the study door and called Flynn. The officer came into the room almost immediately. "Flynn, I want the others—Mrs. Benthorne, Alston and Douglas— to get the idea that Miss Johnson knows the identity of the person who killed Arnold Benthorne, and also that she saw Tony's murderer. You and Krone can manage that—" Flynn nodded knowingly, and Dawson continued: "In the meantime release Douglas, and permit all of them to go about the house as before. -But don't, under any conditions, let that girl out of your sight. You will be responsible for her safety. I believe this killer will try to get her out of the way, just as Joey was eliminated. It's your job to see that thu attempt— if one is made—does not succeed. Keep your gun handy. Understand?" "Sure, Captain. But supposing this girl did the killing herself," Flynn suggested. "Then who's going to take a shot at her?" "We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, keep youi eyes on the girl." * * * "T^AWSON pondered Flynn's suggestion, after his assistant had left. Could Ara have be^n the murderer? How about the ethers? "Methodically, with the precision oi a judge, the detective begr.n to mentally weigh the evidence for and against each of the five named in Benthorne's note. Ara. She had a motive—hate. She had admitted she came to the house determined to kill Ben- thorne, and only the untimely arrival of Mrs. Benthorne had prevented her. She might even have had that intention as she left the taxicab and returned to the passageway. Was it she, whom di Torio had seen as he peered around the doorway? There was one argument in her favor—time. Dawson recalled Krone's report that he had started running toward the front of the house with the sound of Flynn's whistle, and had not yet reached the front of the house when he heard the shot. It was unlikely that Ara could have turned the corner in the cab, run to the passageway door, and made it to Ben- thorne's study—all in the same space of time that it took Krone to run around the house. She was definitely in the cab when Flynn blew his whistle. She had to move quickly to make it inside the passageway, as she had said. No, time was a conclusive witness for Ara's innocence. * * * AS to Mrs. Benthorne. . . . She had been the first to reach the locked study door. Had she come down, the front stairs, shot her husband, then hurried back upstairs again, giving Joey his chance to escape? If she did not love Benthorne as much as she wanted Dawson to believe—and he was certain that she did not—was the discovery of of Benthorne's daughter and the fear of the damage a scandal might do to her social position, and to her pride, sufficient motive for murder? Dawson wondered. Murders were committed for more insignificant reasons. Then there was the second shooting. If Helen Benthorne had suspected Joey knew too much, could she have gone' up the back stairs, crossed the hall to the head of the front stairway and shot Joey from there? She had been panting, as if she had been running, Daxvson recalled, when they collided on the back steps. Panting far more, he realized now, than if she had just run up the few steps from Jameson's quarters. But her shortness of breath might be attributed to excitement. How about Alston? There was little love between him and his son-in-law. Granting that his heart was not as bad as he had suggested, Alston had had ample time to run from the back entry to the study in the interval between the- time he Ifft. Krone and the Bring of the shot. Then up the back steps, a pause on tha landing and a slow descent dowa the front stairs. But there was the problem of Joey again. Alston had taken at least two and possibly three sleeping pills. And two of those pills would make a Rip Van Winkle out of any man. The old man had been sound asleep when di Torio was killed. It all came back to Douglas. Douglas with a motive, however old—the slaying of his uncle, "Big Red," and the theft of the mine. Douglas at the window; Douglas climbing in the window, threatening Benthorne, finally killing him. What was it Joey had said he heard? Douglas hiding in the hall after coming through the passageway. But he had said he didn't know about that entrance. . . . Douglas listening in the study as Joey recounted what he had seen. Douglas shooting di Torio, dashing down the passageway to get rid of the gun and return to the study, Douglas—with mud on his shoes. What about the blocked door? Had Douglas been inside the study while Flynn and Krone tried to break down the door? Dawson stepped to the door again, shouted: "Flynn, bring Douglas in here!" * * * "T'M giving you one last chance to give us your side of the •story, Douglas," Dawson announced when the young man faced him. "I've been lenient with you—I haven't demanded too many explanations—and you've done just as I expected you to do —talked yourself 'into a jam. Right now there are half a dozen counts of sound, circumstantial evidence against you—and that'.; enough in this state. You'd better talk fast and tell the truth. Nothing else will do you any good. "What about Ara?" Douglas- queried, guardedly. "She's in this as much as you are!" Dawson shot back. ''She knows plenty. . , . And don't try any heroics—like lying to savo the girl. You may only get her more involved." Douglas studied the detective intently. Perhaps Dawson was right. If he told all he knew now, Ara might be protected. Ho looked straight into Dawson's cold, penetrating eyes, smiled, and asked: "What do you want to know?" "Were you in this room before or after Benthorne was killed?" "Alter—I climbed in ilic- v.-in- dow a half minute after Ben- thorne's murderer doped t ; ia door!" (To Be Continued) HcsnKs fcr Tuesday December 5, 19M J. Barnes • .. . ,T. Frishy '1 ay lor Oliver • !i>nec|uist Ab'Hcrvey Jiirk Mervi'v C. Penney . 147 126 113 148 70 55 122 106 99 69 102 161 11K 11G 146 138 389 407 217 — 55 140 — 368 37 — 205 - 381 2022 1 ollc-on V.crap Too Stiifirt TI-.KI.-ll l.i wi;. i Khvaiils 108 8(1 173 99 103 9(1 Clllll S2 121 109 Xfi 151 64 98 - 288 107 •— 308 S4 •- lUifi. 119 — 254 37 — 291 SI — 171 — 04 T, Ml-Tin Citj- the Amcric; Oakery n Legion • . 1742 team forfeit team. to ero failed Upon by Finland Mannerheim Led Revolt Against Russia Years Ago A I 1 Kenture .Service II is almost two decades since iht iiiiiiio of Baron Field Marshal (-'.,:•! (li-st-if Kmil Mannerheim niiide It. -.illiii'';; hut with Finland and Kus- :-ia i nee inun.' ;1 t odds, he is onco more news. The World War was three years old '.vh-.'n I'lnl.iiul Proclaimed her indepeil- iliin. in December. 1917. Almost immediately, tin? well-organized Social- I'.cini-.criils of Finland moved to set up ;> t-.n-.-'icl regime like the one in Rus- >-ia 'o the south. The Red Guard cap- 'aireil many imnorUmt cities, inelud- inr Helsinki, the capital. At this juncture. Baron Milliner- ! heim became the leader of a counterrevolution. Scion of one of the impor- tnnt noble Finhlsh families, Monner- heim had served 30 years in the Imperial Russian Army. His World War rerviee as n cavalry general Included periods on the Polish. Gallcinn, Bu- Itovinian and Bessarnbinii fronts. At Ihe outbreak of the Russian revolution, in 1917, he returned to Finland. i'n January, 1918, tho Finnish Diet, with the Socialist deputies excluded, authorized the orgnnizntion of n White .orce to fight the Red guards. Man- nerheim was appointed commnndor- in-chirl. Germany gave Mannerheim important nid in the form of munitions and an cxi>oditionary force of 12,000 men under General Rudigcr von der Glutz. On four months of serious fighting. Manncrheim and von der Glotz broke Iht resistance of the Red Guard 5nd entered Helsinki in triumph. Finnish sources say 2,000 people of Red leanings were excuted before White .'upremacy was established. The Britan nicii ;:a.vs 15.000. | The Germans then lioistcd a Ger- j man prince on Finland as King, The '• Tiet elected him to office but he : nevc?r look over and finally in Ducem- I tor, 1918, Mannerheim became re! gent. i He organized a force of 100,000 into j a "Skyddkorps" to maintain internal I order and in March, 1919, permitted I i lections for a new Parliament.. At | the same time he offered to join the Eritish interventionists against the I liussian Bolsheviks in return for the : lily of Petrograil I now Leningrad). '. His offer was refused. Nevertheless, a Finnish army attacked Petrograd, without success. Under the constitution adopted in June, 1919, declaring Finland to be ;• republic, the Parliament chose its first president and passed over Man- ncrrheim. He retired to private life Today he is back in harness as tin: aged head of the Finnish Defense Council which directs Finland's arms of 300,000 men. Battles between warring Australian tribesmen now are broken up by flying policemen, who 'swoop down on the contestants, scaring them into flight. • »•• * " ble Christinas. Sur- STUDE BAKER CHAMPION $660 •nd up, delivered ol tha factory, South Bend, Indiana East Third Street ^•V'Ji Hope, Arkansas jers Named in Southern Association I pitcher. Herb Brett Reported Hired by Little Rock Travelers; Memphis, New Orleans and Birmingham Clubs Get New Managers Dog Gone y— iff'— Deputy She(l!on'. Gojemari haslet up a "mis- i-ng.cJojgE'Vibureau for Graves county. Following receipt of a number of complaints o/ missing hunting dogs and pets, Colemau icquested owners to file- footprints and photographs of their dogs with the sheriff's office. LITTLE ROCK—Herb Brett, man- a ger of the Rocky Mount (N. C.) club' in the Piedmont League for the past '•vo Seasons will manage the 1939 Little Rock Travelers it was reported un- oit'icially Tuesday night. I\ov L. Thomoson and Ray Winder, president and business representative .;' the Littk; Rock Baseball Company- attending the baseball meeting in. Cincinnati, O., could not be reached to .confirm the report. Bret, who helped coach the Boston Red Sox "B" boys in Little Rock for the last two springs along with George Toporter, 1938 Little Rock manager, is remembered by old Southern Association fans as having pitched for Birmingham. He also is well known in the Pacific Coast League. Little Rock's probable new skipper has enjoyed great success in his six years as a manager, never finishing below third place. His managerial career started at Danville, Va., in the Bi-State League where in four years -he won two pennants and finished sec- and and third. The Red Sox promoted Brett to Rocky Mount in 1938 where his team finished third and advanced to the playoff finals before losing out in the I .seventh piune. Last year a fast finish [enabled Rocky Mount to gain third place'" in the itandings.2 Brett's team was defeated in the semifinals of the playoff. Brett relinquished active pitching duies in the middle of the 1938 season. An arm injury early i nhis career j forced him to become a submarine Briizill Is Fired MEMPHIS, Tenn.—(#>)—J. Harry (Truck) Hannah, manager last year of the Pacific Coast league Los Angeles club, has been appointed manager of the Memphis Chicks for 1040, President Thomas R. Watkins announced in Cincinnati Tuesday night. ( The former New York Yankee I catcher—from 1918 to 19^0—succeeds ' Frank Brazil!, who lost favor with the • Chicks' front office last season when the club landed in second place after having virtually clinched the Suuthcrn .Association pennant with a suh.-tan- tial mid-season lead. Hannah, 47. managed the L-:» Angeles club, a Chicago Cub fart;; team. the past three years, winning !!)•_• pen- Star's New Automatic Pre for Fine Job Printing •r nant in 193.S and finishing third Lpast season. Watkins said. "I decided the the season ended that Braxill w the man for tho cilicks next jear lost control of the ball club and cap't have a'manager like that." i U was anticipated that Brazil! would j ! rejoin the New York Giants system. OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople GREAT SCOTT/ TWIGGS" HAS VANISHED FROAA THE BO* LIKE A PUFF OF SMOKE/ BY JOVE, THIS TUGS AT ONE'S ' ' INTELLIGENCE/ THE ' MAN MELTED FROAA >OURKE,N UKE 6OME TROLL FLITTING INTO me MOUNTAIN CAVERS^ THE THING. 6MACK6 OF A MOTE WAS , THE BO* WITH THE TROPES/ IT JUST SAYS SIGNED/THE LITTLE MAN WHO WA6M'T THERE/" AMD HERE'S A P.<S. THAT SAYS "TELL MK. SRIZINI TO PAY THE CASHIER OM THE WAV HE'S 60* ALL RIGHT * — " JUST LIKE LAST - MONTH'S •RENT/ TWEE6S J BAH/ OUT/" ^ V 5Jtt JO LOOK ' IN THE BACK - KOOMjtSOYS.' '""#' f '4\ COfR. 19J9BY MtA SERVICE, IMC. T. M. RtC. U. 8. f«T. Off. n /2-6 V Barons Name Ira Smith BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- i.'V. Smith, veteran minor league pitcher, was named manager of the Birmingham Barons of the Southern Association Tuesday. Smith, who won 1- and lost four games last season with Sacramento of the Pacific Coui-t League, succeeds Futch Zwillini}. lie- will be a playing manager. Cincinnati purchased ccwt.ro! of the Birmingham club from Ed North in late summer. Paul Florence, former New Yurk Giant catcher, was named president •of the Birmingham club and Bill Ketchnie Jr., son of the Cincinnati manager, was appointed .secretary- .treasurer. Florence has been president of the Durham club of the I'iud- mont League, another Red fru-in. S. Anderson at New Orleans CINCINNATI. O. — t/Pi- El. Loui, .Cardinal sources said Tuesdiiv riij;iil | Hal Anderson had been appointed j manager of the-New Orleans club oi'I r the Southern Association, succeeding: Roger Peckinpaugh. I Anderson, an infielder. won pun- I j Hants two out of the last tlirci. years | for Asheville of the Piedmont l.ca-iui-. ' ,'t will be left to Anderson whether he play.s for the Pelicans or iiiai;a;',e;, from the bench. The- Card- nave u woiking agreement with N-.-w Orluai,.--. ' Make It Hot For the Cops FULTON, Ky. - i./l'; •- 'Fulton had f. "three--darm" fire when Ihe back ; feat of its sole police car caught I fire in front of the town hall. Firemen were summoned from the' station house in the hall, but tin- fire i burned stubbornly on. i As a last resort, firemn carried | the cushion into the fire station and turned a hose on it. That did the trick. Hi-.pt- Slur pholi,. First Installation in Arkansas is this I 2 by 1 8 Webendorfer automatic cylinder press ; which delivers a superior print on any kind of paper from onion-skin to four-ply cardboard, and handles any thing from envelopes to a 12x1 8-inch circular. Manufactured by the Webendorfer-Wills Co., Mt. Vernoh, N. Y., it turns out 3,600 copies an hour, feeds itself, and stops automatically when the paper stock is exhausted. For good printing and quantity prices consult HOPE STAR Job Printing Department

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