' VOLUME 41-^NlttVIBER 46 E, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 19$ Do All Your Shopping With Convenient ROBiSON PAYMENT PLAN BOOKS *s^g,s: Here's how easy it is! Apply at the office for a Credit Coupon Cook . . . Pav 10% Down and Balance in ten weekly payments. Use the coupons just as you would cash . . . buy anything you wish, anywhere in the store, at any time. It's a modern, simplified form of credit. Robison's Coupon Books Make the idea! Christmas Gift Obtainable in Books of $10 $15 $20 We give Eagle Stamps The Leading Department Store HOPE NASHVILLE The Weather ARKANSAS - Fair Frida ynight and Saturday; warmer. Saturday, , PRICE 5c COPY I I FINLAND tiff Threatens test If Stock in on Highways olaint From Fuli Reports Cattle gazing on Road LAW (ty Stock Law Re- jires Cattle Be : Kept Up ning to livestock owners in 3d county that unless they them pff the public high- mediatcly they would be pro- undor the county stock law .ed Friday by Sheriff Clar- 6'akcr. '•Baker said that during the •nth he had had complaints •k owners were turning cattle .Highway. 67. at Fulton, be- <ie Cox and Dudncy filling tariff said lie was telephoned 4; about a tourist who narrow"ad wrecking his car at Fuli coming suddenly upon stock highway. .Hoinpstcad county stock law ^cattle be kept up, and the T be enforced." the sheriff je posted warnings to stock ;long the highway. <ld hate to have to bring any<p court on this matter— but ,ing to do it immediately if •tie aren't kept up. " Didn't Pay Share- 1?s: Exp&c te oVto. fe'Costof Unem- ; / plpyables 'NGTON — (fPj— Reaffirming Jy of- placing responsibility State for caring for needy yablc- persons, President t declared at his press con- •friday that the state of Ohio 'f to carry out what the ad- ton considered to be a state's .is. ta From • the Neighbors V, Mont.—(/P)—The home of idcrson and his family was (y destroyed by fire. Pablo got together and gave them •llancous" shower of house- ipmcnt. Ihey announced they would \blic subscription to build the j new home. People who give cash offered their ser- firotmos Carols rough the Ages NEW YORK -(/!')- December cotton opened Friday at 10.53 and closed al 10.45. Middling spot 10,57, . CRANIUM CRACKERS Addressing Notables If you should run into a member of a royal family, would you know how to address him? Or do you know how to talk to a bishop? Try yourself out by filling in the blanks in the following .sentences. The persons to whom these sentences arc addressed art- named in each group. 1. A duke: 'May 1 expect you for tea euid crumpets tomorrow Your V ' 2. The President of the U. S.: "1 am convinced, • that you are right." j. An emperor: "Do you mind. , if WL~ postpone the execution?" 4. An ambassador: "Would .-... mind taking his fcc-t off the window sill?" 5. A daughter of a queen: "I saw petting the clog Uiis morning." A.U>HT.TS on I'ugc Two said to be larger than that first proposed and (lie total cost will reach something like $18.000. The building will contain all the facilities of both auditorium and gymnasium, a room to he used as a community center, additional class rooms showers and wash room facilities, hi- said. To Oust Unbonded Sheriff in White Attorney General Gives Ruling to County Prosecutor LITTLE ROCK -l/l j i— Attorney General Jack Holt ruled Friday that u sheriff who failed to file u surety bond is not entitled to continue in office even thouyli the failure has not been certified by the county clerk to the governor. The opinion went to Prosecuting Attorney Elmo Taylor, Searcy. who outlined u White county situation prompting the inquiry. ».., ^u,, fe tivv «iu jjiu uouui 0>£.£OU,UUU of the approximately ?ii7,000,000 made available by Congress for the program. "At (lit- .75 rate of export payment, Ihoro would be- still available sufficient cotton export of approximately 600.000 additional bales under the program," he said. "Cancellation of some committments because of the war could increase this total slightly." Cotton experts said the department hop-jcl to stretch the funds to cover export of slightly more than 6.000,000 bales by the time the current season ends next August 1. Foreign shipments during the past marketing year totaled about 3,350,000 bales, smallest m more than GO years. Wallace said that because of the limited funds available it may bccoinp necessary to reduce the subsidy rate further, or even to wifhdraw it. The human heart docs less work when Ihe individual has been standing for a considerable time than when be is al rest. A thought To lov an enemy is the distinguished characteristic of a religion which is not of inuii but of God—Kojug. School Committee Advocates Additional U. S. Funds for Schools Arny H. Ht-nrichs, president of the National Education Association, has Hiked A. B. Wethcringlon. superintendent of Blcvins Schools, to serve as a member of the Legislative Commission of the National Education Association. Mr. Wctherington urges citizens of this part of the state to write congressmen and senators asking them to promote the passage of a bill for federal aid to our .schools. This is the third consecutive year that. Mr. Wctherington has been asked to serve on this committee. He is hopeful of seeing improvement in the schools of thi.s state next year if ibis bill pusses, The bill provides aid for biddings, adult education, library services-, and teachers salaries to schools on the basis of need. Arkansas and other Southern Slates, have about 20 per cent of the nation's children with about 8 pur cent of UK- ^nation's wealth as resources of. taxation, ••—•> •••"« l«-nmiJa \JUVTI-llSUy as centers. The Leadership meetings will be held at all three of these (•enters.-, thus making it easier for club women to attend. Another council project is Uic Forest PlHiilin/: Demonstration. Two acres of forest trees are to be planted on land leased by the council for ninety- nine years. A committee was appointed to secure the donation of such a lease. The council will work with the opil Conservation Service under ihe direction of Mr. Frederick J. Shully Extension Forester. Another problem worked out was a schedule. Many of the present mccll ing dates were changed to blend with •1-H club meetings. As the schedule MOW stands, (he Agent will meet a 4-H club and a home demonstration club in the same section of the county the same day. The first Monday morning of cadi month Miss Fletcher will be in her office. Also the first Monday morning the third Wednesday and the fourth Friday have been set aside for Leadership Meetings or County Councils. In the Year Book'discussion it wan voted they should contain helpful ad- vii-e on meeting procedure, a list of Soals which arc (besides continuing present oncsi; new clubs, membership (Continued on Page Four) Maverick Acquitted in Son Antonio Cose SAN ANTONIO, Trxas -(/P)— Mayor Maury Mavcrick/fricnd of President Roosevelt, former congressman, was acquitted Friday of charges that he .conspired to pay poll taxes for other persons at the last city election. SHEPHERDS, SHAKE OFF : )YOUR DROWSY SLEEP **Sjiepherds, shake off your Tt drowsy sleep, _ itUse and leavo"'your silly £'sheep;' —__. ~- .ngels from ficayea" around . loud singing, Ridings of great" joy arc £,• bringing » .' ." This lively French carol emerged several centuries ago from the Besancon district of France, a hilly country near the, Swiss border. Simple, religious peasant folk originated Christmas ballads like this one while working in the vineyards, and often chose the fchepherd theme. _ *f *•? Shopping Days 4**J Till Christmas 11,792,000 Bales 1939 Cotton Crop About Equal to 1938, Far Below 1937 Production WASHINGTON -(/t>)~ The Department of Agriculture said Friday that this year's cotton crop was 1,792.000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight The production forecast a month ago was 11,845,000 bales. Production last year was 1,943,000 bales, and 18,945.022 in 938. The average for the 10 years 1928-37 was 13,8000,000. Yield of lint cotton was reported as 235.9 pounds per acre this year compared with 235.8 pounls last year and 190.8 pounds for the 1928-37 average. Arkansas' estimated acre yield this year is 318 pounds, with a totla production of 1,410,000 bales. Ginnings to December 1 this year, and to the same date a year ago, were: Arkansas—1,336,118. and 1,282,247. Factories Going at Gait of 1929 November Equal to Best Month of Ban-. rv , :f? .-, > nerY,ear T , . WASHINGTON _0>)_ The Federal Reserve Board said 'Thursday night that during November factory production reached- the statistical equivalent of the best month of 1929. The Board's seasonally adjusted index of production rose last month to 125, best figure of 1929. The statisticians pointed out the .figure .does not mean as much now as it did in 1929, because the index makes no allowance for increasing population and factory capacity. , What it means is that certain key industries arc turning out about the fame amount of goods now as they did in 1929. The reason the country is not as prosperous as then is that consumption of goods, capital investments and other economic factors are not as favorable, The 125 index for November was the peak of a sensational upswing in factory production which started with a May level of 92. The index advanced to 98 in June. 101 in July, 103 in August, 111 in September, and 120 in October. In November last year, the rate was 103. Ridgdill Again Is ElectedAs Clerk W.O.W. Lo^ge Names (Him to Same Position for 26th Year John W. Hiclgdill was elected clerk of Bois d'Arc Camp, Woodmen of the World, for the 26th consective time at a meeting of the lodge Thursday, night, when officers were elected for 1D40. Other officers selected were: Ray Turner, consul commander; T. C. Crowde, adviser lieutenant; M, H.. Hanson, banker; Neil Bacon, escort; Man-in Walerson, watchman; Lcoiuircl Ejiglijnd, sentry, and A. J. Wagner, auditor. The lodge has l-.acl a very successful year—the best since its organization in 1895. Syd Heed and J. A. Sullivan are the only two surviving charter members. The lodge boasts of one of the best drill teams in the state which was organized some time ago. As is the usual custom of the organization it will distribute "Christmas Cheer" among the needy and unfortunate of the city. The distribution of the "Cheer" will be made by the drill team under direction and supervision of the officers of the organization. Negro Amateur Night Is Called Success A .spokesman for the Yerger Recreational Council said Friday that the negro amateur program held al the thy hall this week was a big success titid expressed thanks to those who make it possible. Proceeds from the program will be used lu purchase new equipment for the nvgi-o playground. Neutral Ships Are Given to Saturday to Quit|he Baltic / U.S. iWarns Both British and Russian Blockaders PLANE S[NKS SUB British Plane Destroys German JWith Two • Bombs COPENHAGEN, Denmark (/P)— N-e utral ships in the Baltic hastily be- ' gan leaving the waters adjacent to Finland Friday as the result of a So-, ' viet Russian announcement of a block adc of Finland. They have until noon Saturday to •' leave the blockaded zone. The new Russian weapon was dis- • closed Thursday night when the Danish ministry of commerce announced it had been notified by Moscow of Ihe blockade effective at noon. Friday. X). S. Warns Soviet WASHINGTON — (/P)~ Secretary Hull said Friday the American government will hold the Russian government responsbile for any damages or injuries to Americans or American interests as the result of Russia's announced blockade. At the same time the United States, formally reserving all rights to recover damages which it may suffer called Britain's blockade of German exports a breach of the principles of international law. In a formal note to Great Britain made public by the. Department, -of State the American -government said it was "under the necessity of requesting that measures adopted by th6 British s government, shall,not;,cause interference with, tfcic legitimtite'-trade of its nationals; and of -reserving.meair* v ' while all its rights, and "the rights * !' of its nationals, whenever and to ' the extent thaXlhey .may. be -infringed. ; Artillery Duel . VflPURJ, Fmland-W-Finnish and ^Russian artilJery duelled Friday near the village of Sujnma,.20 miles from the southeastern Finnish outpost and 40 miles, -inside of Finland.. ' - Plane Sinks Submarine LONDON, Eng. — (If}— A British warplane .destroyed a German submarine Friday.,, the : air. ministry announced in a day of outstanding episodes in the dogged sea and air campaigns of the European war. The, submarine sank after .two direct hits were scored by the attacker, the announcement related. - The 1,088-ton cargo steamer Me'rcl struck a mine off the southeast coast and sank with only two of her crew of 17 reported rescued. The landing of survivors disclosed the sinking Thursday of the 734- ton British: steamer Whintown following collision with the traweler Leo. Franz von I'apcn ' ISTANBUL, Turkey —(/P)— Frank von Papen, German ambassador who has been bitterly criticized by the Turkish press, -arrived here unexpectedly Friday from Ankara, causing much speculation as to the significance of his movements. France Denounces Soviet PARIS. France — (JP)— Premier Da- ladier, in liis first public utterance on Soviet Russia's invasion of Finland told 4 cheering Chamber of Deputies Friday that it was an "abominable outrage" evoking 'universal disgust." ... . , . "Finland has France's salute and assurance of profound .strong sympathy, the premier declared. Another Ship Sunk OSLO, Norway — (/P)~ The British steamer Thomas Walton was reported Friday to have been sunk in Vestfjord, on the northern Norwegian coast, after an unexplained ev- plosion Thursday night which killed 16 of her crew of 46. Sonic of the survivors were rescued by a • German ship which put them ashore. The 4.460-lon ship broke in two immediately after the explosion. One report quoted the master as saying he was convinced the vessel was torpedoed. Two Little Fellows Poo Big Job HENDERSON, Ky.-W-Wbile Otis Benton and Joe Roberts were riding along a nearby highway they spied a 'possom. Returning to town, they picked up Benton's two Pekingese dogs and went back to the spot where they saw the 'possum jump hi to a clump of bushes. "Ko Ko" and "Shasta," the Fckes, routed the 'possum, chased it up u tree and Roberts shot it down. On examination, the two hunters found their quarry was larger than cither of the '
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