Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 7, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide New» Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, slightly colder in northwest and extreme north portions Thursday night; Friday 'fair and colder. VOLUME 41—NUMBER 46 jjjjPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7,1939 PRICE 5c COPY TURKEY SUSPECTS U. S. Finns Go to Homeland to Help Against Russians .,230 Return From U. S. to Helsinki to Join .War LINE IS HOLDING Finns Deny Russian Report of Gain on Front HELSINKI. Kinland-.</I'j-Two hundred and thirty Finnish-Americans, some of whom never before had been in Finland, arrived Thursday to enlist in (lie Finnish army and fight against Russia. A spokesman for the group said they ' left Now Yurk as soon as they learned Finnish independence wax threatened. (tumors circulated in the eapilal Thursday that the Russian forces had broken thronch the Finnish main line forces were di; counted. {{{.•liable .so '.lives di.sclaiiucd any Tiowleflge in' Midden Russian gains in that .sector. and it was suggested thai the rumors probably orifjinaled with Hussian broai'-.M.' ts. I'Vi'iuii IJepel Germans I'AUIS. !• 'ranee— (.'!') -LFrench advance positions withstood re|)eated sliocs of savage German patrol attacks along the entire northern flank of the Western front Thursday, after a night of activity in which the French reported inflicting heavy losses with automalic artillery fire. Oklahoma to Play /J - Sooner Squad Votes Unanimously to Go to Dallas NORMAN, Okla. -</!•>_ Tom Slid- linin, athletic director and head football eiKieh at Ilio University of Oklahoma, announced Wednesday the Soon er.s had been invited to play in the Cotton Bowl game at Dallas, Tex., New Year's Day, Players voted unnnimuus- O ly to accept. ''There still are several obstacles." Stidham saiil. Before accepting he must diseuss U with Dr. W. B. Bizzell, university president, and the Board of Regents and obtain permission from the Faculty Committee of the Big six conference. Members of the. conference are not permitted to pl»y [lost-season games without conference approval. The Soon crs were permitted to play in the Orange Bowl at Miami. Fla. last fj January 2. ----------- -»,•_ — ,- ..-. Pope Tolls Clergy Be Good Soldiers Pius Calls on Them to Preserve Morals - in Field VATICAN CITY, Rome. Italy -t/l'i-- 1'ope Pius Thursday called on priests and clerics who are under arms to fulfill their duties as soldiers in an c xemplary manner. The pontiff issued an apostolic ex- honiliim in which he urged members of the clergy who are soldiers to observe "especially strict conduct" in the field morals. ' The world's longest telegraph line connects Darfwin, North Australia, with Port Augusta. The line measures I'.KJl) miles in length and took m<;iiths lo inMall. CRANIUM CRACKERS (''ranee's Kuler.s In c'iich croup below is one name of a Kictich ruler u! Ihe past. The other three names in each section belong lo people who have probably never even seen a postcard of the Eifel Tower. Underline name you think is li.L'.ht. 1. Henry Ihe Him. Jake the Barber, Charles the Bald, Harry the Hefty. 2. Charles the Gross. Willie the f-(|iiirl. Daniel the Dangerous, James Ihe Just. .'!. John ihe Baptist. John Ihe Good. Jack Ihe Mighlly. William the Wi/.- /ard. •1. tVIoc Ihe Gimp, Arulhur the Stam- meiijr. Louis the Just, Louis the Terrible. 5. John the Wavy. Philip Ihe Tall, Tliom-.is tin.- Tough. Philip the Flirt. Series of Barn Fires Is Blamed on Tenants LITTLE ROCK -M>|— State Fire Marshal Guy Williams said Thursday that a SIOO.OOO series' of fires in ea.sl- ern Arkansas during the past year apparently was largely (lie result of incendiarism on the part of dissatisfied tenant farmers. "Father's Nighf" Program Thursday Local Program Is to Begin at 7:30 o'Clock A PTA Father's Night program will be held in the auditorium of Hope High School at 7:30 o'clock this Thursday 'light. The program follows: Master of Ceremonies—J. H. Jones. Band Concert on Stage. Our Schools—by Mrs. Beryl Henry. Community Singing—Led by E. P. Young. There will be a surprise for the lathers who attend. Every person interested in PTA and Hope Schools is cordially invited to attend. Following the program, there will be a short social hour lo get acquainted. Fund Is Voted f or Ouachita College $150,000 forDebt Payment, Erection of 2 Buildings CAMDEN. Ark.—(/Pi— The Arkansas Baptist state convention voted unanimous approval Wednesday night of plans to launch a state-wide campaign to raise ; 5150,000 for O.uachiia College at Arhadclphia. The plans were contained in a resolution offered by (he college trustees with the approval of the convention's executive board. The resolution Mithorizcd the board and trustees to map the campaign. The funds will go toward (he payment of $7-1,000 indebtedness and erection of a 576,000 college chapel and music conservatory. The debt now i.s being amortized by a portion of the income from the college endowment. The resolution urged the churches and pastors of the convention to cooperate in the drive so that the proposed chapel would be ready for use in September of 1940. Speaking for the resolution, C. Hamilton Moses, Little Rock attorney and Baptist lay leader, said: "A great, first-class denomination ought not to run a second-class college. We ought to make Ouachita as good as any college in the South or abandon it." Dr. J. R. Grant, Ouachila president, told the convention that the school's enrollment climbed from 2-11 in 1!):)2 to 560 this year, that due to crowded conditions and inadequate facilities students were turned away. College officials said that the school can meet requirements for re-entry to the North Central Association of Colleges, from which it was dropped u few years ago, with the funds to be raised. Baptist ministers and laymen attending annual sessions of the Arkansas Baptist convention here Wednesday heard leaders appeal for more vigorous individual efforts. Specific suggestions were that the churchmen strengthen the fight against die "liquor curse" and enlarge religions activities among negroes. Baptists Ordain 2 Deacons Friday Oscar Odell, Clifton Booth to Be Ordained Here Oscar Odell and Clifton Booth will he ordained deacons of the Baptist Church Friday at 7:30 p. m. Mini.-tcrs assisting in the ordination will be the Rev. E. B. Jones, the Rev. Paul Byers of Magnolia, the Rev. D. S. Silvey, the Hcv. C. D. Sullie, and the Rev. Mr. Reeves of Hope; the Rev. T. L. Eapton, of Nashville, the Rev. W. H. S.lingley of Washington, and othei ministers and deacons. The public is invited to attend this service. Friday at 7:30 at Garrctt Memoral Baptist Church. Officials Named for City Primary Election^ Dec/12 Judges and Clerks Announced for Final City Vote IS 2ND ELECTION Regular Primary Follows November Preferential Officials for the Democratic city primary, Tuesday, December 12»h, were announced Thursday as follows: Ward 1: .fudges. L. Carter Johnson, H. E. Luck, J. M. Harbin: Alternate Judges. Dorscy McRac. L. M. Boswell. B. R. Hamnv, Clerks: J. W. Cantley, J. W. Davis; Alternate Clerks: Willis Garrett £milh Charles Routon, .«r.: Sheriff; T. C. Crosnoe. Ward 2: Judges; Gco. W. McDowell, R. E. Cain. Slith Davenport: Alternate Judges; Henry Hilt. Frank Trimble, J. W. Parsons: Clerks; Lane Taylor. W. D. Ridgill: Alternate Clerks: T. S. Cornelius, Webb Lascter Jr.: Sheriff; T. E. Urrey, Ward ?,: Judges B. L. Rettig. Ed. McCorkle. Hollis Purtle: Alternate Judges; Tom Rowland. T. R. Bryant. Clyde Zinn; Clerks. Billy Wimber- lev, Bernard O'Steen; Alternate Clerks N. T. Jewell, Claude Taylor: Sheriff; Tom Billingsley. Ward 'I; Judges; W. W. Cornplon, W. H. Boyett, Marvin Watterson: Alternate Judges; Carl Smith W. H. A. Sclmeikci, F. G. Ward: Clerks; L. B. Breed, D. C. Whatley; Alternate Clerks Cliff Stewait, E. S." Franklin: Sheriff; Charles Hanson, ST. Absentees: Judges; John L. Wilson, W. A. Lewis, P. E. Brianl: Alternate Judges; J. F. Gorin, Joe Coleman, J. K. Ward; Clerks;, Dale Jones, Max Walker; Alternate Clerks;" W. E. White. J. S. Gibson, Jr.: Sheriff; J. W. Tur- Hcalrh Is Restored to This Little Girl The little girl lived in a squalid house near the river bank on the edge of a .small Arkansas town. Her father, who- had lost hois small farm in the depression, was dying with tuberculosis. Her mother was an invalid. Although mainstay of the family, she herself looked tired, frail, under- m..uri.shed. Neighbor.'! feared the disease, and she felt she bad no friends, ill school she did not mingle with Ihe other pupils. She was considered "backward." An x-ray examination, made possible by Christmas Seal funds, showed she had an active case of pulmonary tuberculosis, a deadly wasting disease. This was several year ago The little girl was sent to the tuberculosis .••ynatorimu. After 15 months .she was returned home. The disease had been arrested. Today she is one of the "brightest" pupils in the school Far from being unpopular, she is president of her class. Her life and happiness wore restored indirectly by those who are never loo busy lo buy Christmas Seals. ncr. Liquor Rectifying Case Is Appealed Prosecutor Seeks Relief From an Injunction LITTLE ROCK —(/Pi- Proscuiing Attorney John K. Bull appealed lo Ihe Arkansas Supreme Court Thursday a decree of Benton chancery court restraining hi mfroin interfering with the operation of a liquor rectfying plant at Sulphur Springs by Southwestern Distilled Products, Inc. The tribunal was called upon in an appeal to setlle the question of bow much the tux on liquor bandied by the .rectifying plant should be. In the first decision of its kind by an Arkansas court Chancellor Lee Eeamstor held at Benlonville November 2 that the lax was five cent per gallon. Christmas Carols Through the Ages The only time a driver may pass to the light of a car going in the .-ame diieetion i.s when the other ear is making LI left turn. COTTON NEW YORK- i/Pi—December cpyi-.cd Thursday at 111.IB and at 10,38-o'J. Widclling spot 1U.53. cotton closed WHAT CHILD IS THIS? "What child is Uiis who, laid to rest On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet While shepherds watch are keeping? ..." Carols often sprang from the most natural source for merrymaking-—the folksongs and dances. The melody for this one is that of an old English ballad, known as "Greensleeves," first printed in 1580. The words were written ill the JBBOs by William C. Dix. 1 A Shopping Days -L*T Till Christmas $120,000 Baptist Budet for State $4,500 Included Retirement of Ministers for CAMDEN Ark. The Arkansas Baptist slate convention adopled a SI20.200 budget for 1940 at its annual meeting here Thursday, increasing planned expenditures $18,00 over the current year. A new appropriation of $-1,500 provided for ministerial retirement. W. A. Jackson, Benton, lay leader, urged all churches, to make rcgulai monthly contributions lo Ihe Baptist co Under Ihe plan, churches voluntarily contribute lo a convention fund to be distributed to all phases of denominational work. He described the plan as "completely democratic." "5 Million Dollars on Hoof" —Is Foreign Film Discovery Wade's Slayer Is Given Life Term Aged Begger Convicted of Murder of Merchant EL DORADO, Ark — George Jenkinson, 70, transient from Detroit, Mich., was convicted of first degree murder by a jury in Circuit Court here Wednesday night, and his punishment fixed at life imprisonment. The' jury deliberated an hour and 20 minutes. Jenkinson Mucked Hopkins Wade, El Dorado merchant, with a knife November 18, causing death 3(i hours later. Defense lawyers tried to prove Iliatj the aged transient suffered a "mental blackout during the affray and that he suffered from a "persecution complex." Witnesses told of having beard Jenkinson say on the day of the attack: "Somebody's got to give it. (money) lo me. and quick." Mr. Wade, who bad been in busi- nr»- here nearly 30 years, was slashed as he .stood in front of his Main street store. Jenkin.von signed a confession which was introduced as evidence. Car Theft Averted Wednesday Night Apparently Driver Too Drunk to Get Car Very Far A drive-way lined with shrubbery on either side was credited Thursday by police as acerting a possible automobile lln.-fi a! Ihe home of Elbert Jones, 420 North Elm Street. 11 happened Wednesday niyhl while the Jones' were away from home. They had taken one ear with them, but left Ihe other under a shed that adjoins ihe yar.'t^e. •Some unideiitil'iedperson attempted lo "back out" the second Jones car. In allemptiny to get Ihe car out of ihe c.ii iee-u -,-iy (lie ilriwr 'Vkijincd up" a considerable amount of shrubbery. Finally, in disgust, the unidentified Iicm>n managed to gel the car back .under (be ^hed rind then abandoned hi.-; ilfiorls. After a look at the battered and ".-•kiimeil" shrubbery Thursday morning, police theori/.ed the would-bi car thief was apparently too drunk to gel Ihe car mil of the drive-way. The ear w:>s nut damaged, oilier than ihe lo.-s of paint from its fenders. llona Massey Sole Survivor of Score Brought to U.S.A. M-G-M Spent $150,000 on Talent Search Abroad BUT ShTls GOOD Plays Opposite Nelson Eddy in New Musicale RY PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-A little more than two years ago, Louis B. Mayer, Mentro-Goldwyn-Maharajah, returned lo Movictown with 22 fleshy trophies of his raid on the European tal- enl market. The little man with the big- checkbook br.d bought lavishly in the te- icbrity salons of half a 'dozen countries. He took star names from the marquees of theaters and famous face; from (he continental operas. Today, of the original list of 22 importations, only one has every assurance, of becoming a genuine star in Hollywood. And that's llona Mas- fey—blond, smiling, rhythmically- molded, irresistibly friendly Hungarian, who was born with silver tones in her mouth. ,.;• r ^' ts l Since Garbo and Dietrich H-.''yw'o'ocj .consensus rules her as the most' important foreign discovery probably, since Garbo and Dietrich. Luisc Raincp gained academy awards more easily than she won a fan following. Hccly Lamarr, who was one of Ihe importations, quickly found publicity as a glamorist but still is best known for her appearance in (he widely-censored "Ecstacy'," filmed abroad in 1931, Only one other actress from Mayer's European roundup remains under contract in Movie- town. Mcjiza Korjus may turn out to be the Sehumann-Hcink or the Kate Smith of film, but not a romantic ctitie. However profitable, eventually, maybe the Misses Lamarr and Korjus, Metro-men consider llona Masscy a sufficenl prize in Ihe talent hunt, which cost aboul $150,000. When Billy Grady, studio talent executive, first set critical eyes on the taffy-haired Hungarian, he declared, "Gentlemen, there stands $5 1)00,000 on the hoof!" "Sank you," smiled the blue-eyed girl, who vaguely realized that she had been complimented. "I sing, also sank you." Garbo, IMacDomild, Ilarlow in One? And so she docs—well enough to have brought South-European opera customers to their feel with brav- issimos. And she act—well enough to have brought a split in studio opinion en the question of whether she shall be starred in alternate musicals or exclusively in straight dramatic roles. • Her employers admit that they don't know just what they've got in llona Massey. Perhaps ii combination of Greta Garbo and Jcanellc MacDonald, along with a glamorous dash of the elemental fire of the late Jean Harlow. They'll know more about it after "Balalaika" is released la to in December. This film musical, in which she plays opposite Nelson Kddy, (wice has been Mie;,k-prcviewed in outlying towns to clamorous approval. Then, in sheer defiance, it was set before an audience which likes no picture containing less than nine murders, foui seductions and a war. The customers Have most of their attention lo imikin/.' auciiblc cracks at Mr. Kddy. who was .-lumped, red-cared, in tiie balcony. There were no cheers for the film. Miss Massey. who knew nothing of Ihe relative toughness of preview lown.s, was crushed. I Will Make Them Like Me . ." "She went in a star and came out .in e.xtia." chuckled Billy Grady. who -erves her as adviser, protector, OKU- dellaler. back-palier, .financial dictator and coach, "You wail—I will make those people like me, some day." said Miss Massey while the .small mole on her chin — just \\heie a woman would paste a beauty spol -trembled a lilile. "1 w ill act for them!" "Alia baby!" ,^,id Grady. Miss Massey beamed. Driving ambition and self-discrplinc have brought her as far as she hat come. For two yea is her daily ^chedulc has included six hours of vocal -training. English and diction besides hei studio rehearsals, recording.- 1 , tcsl.s, fillings, conferences and •ictual work in "Rosalie" and "Balalaika." She divides eicdit for her pi ogress between the benevolent iComiiiucJ on Paye Five) !ffort to Smoke Up Turk-Russian War Is Charged Germans Circulate Soviet Attack Against Turkey N E U T RALV CRISIS Germany Opposes New British Sea , Regulations ANKARA, Turkey —</P)—. Turkish newspapers Thursday accused Germany of trying to provoke a Turkish-Russian war, and said Turkey might demand the recall of German Ambassador Franz von Papen. The incident arose over circulars bearing the water-mark of the German embassy press service .which reprinted an article from, the Mos-. cow newspaper Pravada attacking the Turkish press. I)r,ii;i Massey: "I shift loo, sank you." Municipal Fines Third Arrested in Being Collected Copeland Shows Increase of- Nearly $100 Per Month A big increas? jn^lbc colleclion of fines assessed in Hope municipal court is shown in a report submitted lo City Treasurer Charles Reynerson by Police Chief Sweeney Copeland. For the first eight months of the fiscal year, beginning April 1 and extending to December 1, the report shows collection of finse, up nearly §100 per month. Here are the figures. April, 1938, to December 1. 1938— $1,084.00. April 1 1039. to December 1, 1939— $1,832.75. Theftof Cotton Ludie Heard, Negro, 28, Returned Here From Dallas Ludie Heard, negro, 28, last of three suspects in the theft of a bale of cotton from T. D. Anderson of Fulton, was nrrcslcfl in Dallas, Texas, Tuesday for Sheriff Clarancc E. Baker and was returned to Hempslcad county and placed in jail at Washington by Stale Policeman Harold Poi lei-field. Heard and Ihe others were- indicted by the July grand jury. The two previous suspects were arrested and released tinder bond; and Ihree will be tried at the January term of circuit court. Holiday Jobs at German Envoy in Employment Post Employers Urged to Use Local Employment Service Employers are urged to avail them selves of the job placement facilities of the Hope office of the Arkansas Stale Employment Service. located at 201 E-.ist second street Manager John F. Peterson said Thursday. "Many employers will lake on additional personnel to fill temporary positions for the holiday season," Manager Peterson pointed out. "and by using the state-federal Employ-, mem Service, employers can save! hours uf valuable lime and obtain | Ihe best qualified employees especially selected to fill the specific job for which they are best filled. "liegislerer with the Arkansas Employment Service are many unemployed men and women just filled by their training and experience to fill positions with the employers who; plan to increase their .stuff" There i.s no charge by ihe Service to workers or employers and inly qualified and competent workers me iii'iMTcd to employers for interview.--. Every unemployed worker who is not already registered for work should call at the Employment office imediutely to make complete work registration. The Stale Employment Service can supply local merchants with sales persons, cashiers, package wrappers, sle- lU'graphcra, bookkeepers, truck driv er.s and porters as well as hundreds of other job classification, the Employment Service official said. One of Jupiter's nine moons si about 20.000,1)00 miks from the planet and lequii-et a'rout two years for one complete resolution. U. S. Is Murdered Walter Engelberg Mysteriously Beaten to Death NEW YORK - i,T.-... Had ,,,,!y i,, a while linen ni^hlr-hi'-l. Waller' En- golbcri'. 42, secretary a! the German fOHMiJufc-genera; hoi e. w.s fcund battered to ileath Wednesday in the Brooklyn house he had ,-i,in-d with food and wine lo last a vcrn Assistant Medical Kxan.i-er Manuel E. Martin said Kimel'i •>•:.•. a).patently had been -.idackei-l IM hi.- sleep and hit on Ihe head with ;, he.,vv object. He ;.:aid (he ferc.-.-iiv of dr.:- hlow- indiculed a crime of -, em.o,,nee. The wea|.i>ii v.::s nol fi-iiud. Di.-iriri A(Hirney William K. X. Get.-Liiuui asked Ihe police U, broadcast ,111 .-iUirm for an unidentified man who had lived with Engelberg. The body was found, by Kud Doell. eon.-ulate employ.-, who v.-,',.-, ,-eiii lo Brooklyn by Dr. Hans lurchers. con- Mil yeneial. lo le.irn wh\ K:.>V:!VJ_; bad no; leported for work ^mj Monday. The secretary had been dead a- boul 21 i:oui>. Neighbor.- iniV.rnied |:o!kv dial En- Melher^. a bachelor who heiii she ik 1 - yice of doeio,- of laws I'roi., a German imi\cr,-il>. rieeniU had piven ,, number of noi.-y p.u-tic.- which k,.Me I far into the nii-ln. Police I'u-.m.l enough food in the kitebei, u, s,-:vi- .1 man for a year and much wine in tb.' cellai. A Thought And he said to David, Thou an more righteous than J: fo ( ihn'u hast rewarded me good, whi-reas I have rewarded tlac evil.—1 Samuel iM:17. Udmatum to Neutrals • BERLIN, Germany — (JPJ&Che German government will consider the Ne- ' therlands truly neutral 'only if Ho- * land refuses exports to the British isles, informed sources said Thursday. The system by which British consular aulhorities issue certificates of origin, it was said, would be regarded as tantamount to "giving comfort" to Britain. Dutch Ship Torpedoed By the Associated Press Torpedoing of a .neutral Netherlands vessel in the English Channel with. the possible loss of at least 34 lives was the highlight of the European war sea campaign Thursday. Her owners in Amsterdam reported the destruction of the 8,159-ion motor-. ihi'p Tajandoeh, en route to the (East Indies, • a' journey which had been"" nailed by British blockade control at an English port, Thirty-four d£ the 68 persons aboard were reported picked up in lifeboats. Turn Back Nazi Planes LONDON, Eng. —(/P) - British pursuit planes which sped aloft to intercept German fliers over the vital Firth of Forth area in Scotland Thurs- da.y were reported to have engaged a number of enemy craft over the North sea. None of the Nazi planes reached land and there was no bombing on the Firth of Forth. It wtis authoriatively reported that in two North sea encounters Wednesday German -Dornier flying ' boats were badly damaged. MrUohnWade'. Dies in Blevins, 85 •Celebrated 57th Wedding Anniversary Last Month Mrs. John A. Wade, 85, died at her borne near Blevins last Saturday night after a brief illness. She was a native of Brownstown, Texas, but came to Arkansas when a small child. She and Mr. Wade celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19, 1939, and had spent all their married life in Hempsiead county. She had been a member of the Blevins Methodist I church for 57 years. | She is survived by her husband and , eight children: Mrs. Milly Sago o f Forrester, Mrs. Belle Mayfield of El Dorado, Mrs. Ethel Honea of Blevins, John a- Jr. of El Dorado; \V. Troy of Wichita Falls, Texas; Winton U. of Blevins; fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Marlbrook church with Rev. David Sbeppardson of El Dorado officiaaing assisted by Rev. (.'.lias. Gcisson cf Blevins and Rev. H<.'fV(i-r Ht.tnvu of Blevins. -.'.-as in Marlbrook Cemetery. Newsprint From Texas Pine Jan. I PALLAS. Texas—i^)— Production i-J" new-prim from Texas pine will i-esin about January 1, E. L. Kurth. presideni of ihe Southland Paper Mdls at Lufkin. said here Wednesday. Kurlb said all ihe machinery was in place, .-team had been turned in- I to ihe niibines and actual grinding j.i wood would begin December 19. i "On December 20 we will start our I paper machine to turning for the jiiiM lime aiul will begin lo lune up j ill the machine! y and test the boil- i "Alter ihis we will have inspcc- lii'i, by experts and make some ex- pciim.-nuil runs with the final test e.Miiiui; before the first of the year. By January 1 we will be making paper at certain speeds and if no itoubic develops will get into commercial production immediately," hi- I Mid.

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