Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 8, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide Newi Coverage Given Impartially by Atiociated Frew Hope Star The_We.th*r ARKANSAS —• Fair ft-ida ynlght and Saturday; watthec. Saturday. r VOLUME 41—NUMBER 47 HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY RUSSIA BiOCKADES FINLAND ^•tfS ™* k ShW of a Peasant Players Will Be Awarded Letters Squad Will Meet Mon« day to Name Next Year's Captain BEGIN BASKETBALL Jones, in Hospital, Will Be Unable to Start Season Coach Foy Mammons announced Fri'* day that 21 members of the Hope High School football sqund mid two student managers would receive letters. The list of Icttormciv. Norman Green, Major Simpson, Curtis Breeding, Bill Tom Bundy, Thomas Quimby, Wesley Calhoun, J. D. Jones, Loy Ward, Mike Snykcr, Lile Jones, Mack May, Crit Stuart, Joe Eason, Bobby Ellen Charles Ray Baker, David Colcman. Jimmy Simms, Leroy 'Murphy. Roy V Taylor, Jimmy Daniels and Willi-.im Taylor. The two student managers to receive letters arc E. P. Young, Jr., and Gerald Lee Bales. Six to Return Only six of the 21 football lettermen will return to next year's sqund. They are Curtis breeding, J. D. Jones, Loy Ward, Mike Snykcr, Mac4c May and Jimmy Simms. The balance of the IcUcrmcn will be lost through graduation. The squad will meet Monday and '* elect next year's captain. The sqund will also vote on the "most valuable player award," which is a trophy given annually by Stewart's Jewelry store. Members of the squad only vote on this award. The high school faculty . will also meet Monday and select the "best all- around member" of the squad. The '/acuity will- take into consideration not only the player's ability on the football field, but his grades and general conduct. * The award for the "best all-around member" is a gold football, given annually by Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent of schools. Coach Foy Mammons said Friday that he would attend the meeting in Litllc Rock Saturday of the "Big 15" conference coaches and would attempt to complete next year's football schedule. Jones In Hospital Coach Hammons announced that he would starl basketball praclice Monday afternoon without the services of J. D. Jones, six-foot-seven center, who was in Julia Chester hospital Friday because of an appendix operation. Jones will be lost to the squad for several weeks. Other candidates for the cage team arc Norman Green, Joe Eason, Charles Ray Baker, Sonny Murphy, Elmer Purtlc, Jimmy Simms, Kenneth Smith, William Taylor, John Bcckworth and Delancy. *l ,Tlic Bobcats are defending champions of district 10. The team last season went to the finals in the conference being nosed oul for the litlc by Little Rock. In the state meet at Fayetlevillc, the Bobcats were beaten oul in Ihc third round by Little Rock. Coach Hammons announced that several good teams had been booked for appearances here, including North m Little Rock, Pine Bluff, and othei Girl Who Became a 'Duchess 1 j Hunger Jragedy in Budapest Started Ilona Massey Up bio Love Since Ex-Mate Shot Self in Front of Photo COURAGEOUS SELF One of Few Actresses Who Show Early Test Films Ilona Massey: The peasant who looks like a duchess. By PAUL HAKKISON NICA Service Staff Cnrrc.s|>»ii(l<.-n( HOLLYWOOD—A few of her best friends call Ilona "the Duchess." She looks patrician enough, from her high forehead and finely chislcd nose down to her 5-A feet. She wears clothes—even a whisp of a bathing suit —with casual elegance. Her home is Mctro-Goldwyn-Moor- ish. Her companions are a worshipful aunt who won't allow a servant on the place, and jm equally worshipful English bulldog named Glamour Girl who has a dale, any clay now, with the stork. , . There, Billy Grady, regent of Miss Mnsscy's career, went to .see her one recent Sunday morning. Nobody answered his ring, so he New Gymnasium for Washington $1 1,280 Building Project Is Approved by the WPA A $11,280 WPA project, calling for j gymnasium-auditorium for the Wash inglon School board lias announced. Washington authorities were advised of the approval in a letter received from Senator Haltic W. Cara- The Duchess" limbers up on the set for a dancinr number. —©went behind the house and came upon the movies' most promising Euro- • - v...w. , v *ri i\ mi tin,- [/(ujcci luuiij Mart, j no teams expected to be strong contcn- project was first filed for in Ihc P dors for the state championship. In Japan's oldesl cily, Nara there is a bronze Buddiia so large that a mature man can easily pass through one of tlic nostrils. COTTON NEW YORK -(/I')- December col- ton opened Friday at 10.53 and closed at 10.45. Middling spol 10.57, Cotton Subsidy Is Cut Second Time Wallace Warns It May Be Eliminated Entirely WASHINGTON -(/IV- Secretary Wallace ordered Thursday a second reduction in the rale of payment the government will make on cotton sold abroad under its export subsidy program. The rate was cut from .75 cents a pound to 40 cents, effective at midnight. Thursday night. Wallace said the second reduction was necessary because of limited funds -..,-.." :-; •;•„•••- V "V"Mablc. The original rale was 1.5 \\. A. but was changed to W. P. A. cents a pound. The new rate will i when further Public Works Admin- apply „„ lj, u cotton and on card istration allotments were not. author!/.- . strips, comber waste and unbatlcd ed by Ihc last Congress. Funds provided by the W. P. A. will be matched by approximately 55.000 by the school district, Superintendent of Schools Hayes said. The building to be constructed is The letter did not state when (lie non.-y would be available, or when work on Ihc project could .start. The .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 are addressed are named in each group. 1. A duke: 'May I expect you for lea and crumpets tomorrow. Your T ' Z. The President of the U. S.: "1 am convinced,' that you are right." o. An emperor: "Do you mind. , if we postpone the execution?" 4, An ambassador: "Would • . mind taking his feel off the window sill?" 5. A daughter of a queen: "I saw petting the- dog this inuniing." A.u.«wws on I'ugv Two said to be largc-r that first proposed and the total cost will reach something like $18.000. The building will contain all Ihc facilities of both auditorium and gymnasium, a room to be used a.s a community center, additional class rooms showers and wash runin facilities, In- said. To Oust Unbonded Sheriff in White Attorney General Gives Ruling to County Prosecutor LITTLE HOCK -t/Pi— Attorney General Jack Holt ruled Friday Ilial a sheriff who failed to file a surety bond is not entitled to continue in office even though the failure has not been certified by the county clerk tu the governor. The opinion went lo Prosecuting At- lorncy Elmo Taylor, Scarcy. who outlined a White county situation prompting the iiujuiiy. cotton, not on oilier cotton products. Wallace .said (hat up to noon Thursday, cotton sold for cxporl since Ihc subsidy program was inaugurated laic in July totaled 5,150.000 running bales. The subsidy payment on this amount will obligate all but about 52,250,000 of the approximately ?37;000,000 made available by Congress for the program. ' At Ihc .75 rale of export payment, there would be still available sufficient cotton export of approximately 600.000 additional bales under the program," he said. "Cancellation of sonic committments because of the war could increase this total slightly." Cotton experts said the department hoped to stretch the funds to cover export of slightly inure than ti.000,000 bales by the lime the cuj-j-ent season ends next August 1. Foreign shipments during the past marketing year totaled about 3,350,000 bales, smallest in more than GO years. Wallace said that because of the limited funds available it may becomp necessary lo reduce Ihe subsidy rale further, or even to withdraw it. The human heart docs loss work when the individual has been standing for a considerable time than when he is at rest. A Thought To luv an enemy is Hie distinguished characteristic of a religion which is not of mun bul uf God-Rojas, (Continued on Page FourJ Robert Jewell One of 20 Hcndrix Lettermen i ft CONWOY - Robert Jewell of Hope was one of 20 leUcrmen in football «amed by the Hcndrix College "H'lT Association who will be honored at a football banquet in Club Tabor on January 2. A sopbmore at Hcndrix _ this ycavf Jewell played center on Complaint FrOrTI Fulton Reports Cattle Grazing on Road IS AGAINST LAW County Stock Law Requires Cattle Be Kept Up A warning to livestock owners in „-,.„.. , Hcmpstcad county that unless they Ihe 4-H club work as an organizat- cleared them off the public high- ion which has 455 boys and 420 girls ways immediately they would be pro- 4-H Club Work Is Told to Rotarians Coy Zumwalt, Truman Arrington Speak Friday Noon Hcmpstcad county alone was described to Hope Rotary club Friday noon in Hotel Barlow by Iwo leading cncc E. Baker. 4-H club members. Introduced by County Agent Oliver Adams were Coy Zumwall, who lives two and a half miles northwest of Blcvins in Old Wallaccburg, and Tru- Arrington. of near Washington. Both boys spoke of the aims and objects of 4-H club work, and Ar- rmglon told of his experience with a watermelon project. On sandy land near Washington he planted an. acre of ground that had "rested" four years. It produced 774 melons which sold for an average of 6.9 cents each. Allowing 15 cents an hour for manual labor, and 10 cents an hour for mule labor, Arrington said he made a net profit for 535 on the acre for the season. "Father'sUight" Is WelUttended . T; A. .Program Held tit High School Building A Father's Night program, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher association, was well attended Thursday night at the high school auditorium. Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent, addressed the group and outlined all phases of school work. Her talk was well received. E. P. Young, member of the school board, led group singing. In a contest among the men folk, the following were winners of prizes; Jesse Brown, A. W. Stubbeman, Jeff Murphy, Otha Taylor, and Mr. Sang- cs, The high school band, under the direction of Thomas Cannon, gave a short concert. Parents were served refreshments in the home economics cottage. pcan importation in years. Miss Massey wore a wildly-colored cotton dress. Her hair was violent disarray, and she was barefoot. She also was on her Hiands and knees, beside a pail of suds, scrubbing the floor of the garage. The truth is, "the duchess" is a peasant. She's proud of it, and Grady thinks it's swell. Anyway, Miss Massey knows all about hardship—and heartbreak, loo. .-, Her people were farmers, but the OTOUp Entertained DV World war huddled her mother, her XA ice- Cl • 4- U LJ elder sister and herself into a Budapest 'VMiS 'P ICTCner, MOme tenement. Her father was invalided A home from a Siberian prison camp in 1918. Ilona was 4. fri . ., . . , ... . ••>...!<.,!>..,,, muiiiy Home UC- ine father went to a hospital, and monsfration club Executive Council ClubCoimcHof County in Session Agent The Hcmpstcncl County Homo De- ounc met December 2 ;il the home of Miss the mother and sister worked, ., , nunivu, ^. „ „„ IIK . llulm . 0 , , vllis Ilona took care of herself. Mostly Mary Claude Flclcher, home demon- she remembers that she was always ••'•-•'--•hungry. litllc slarvcling was called Ugly Ilus. , tration agent, at 518 South Main street. The map of Hcmpstead county was -••>- <nci|< ui iiumpsicacl county was she started to school, the pale checked for places to organize new Wetherington on School Committee Advocates Additional U. S. Funds for Schools Amy H. Hcnrichs, president of the 4«»-<-v.ti iw ui ^m iiicc Jlt;\v .„„. llom c demonstration clubs. An im— porlant council project for next year w for each club to organize a new club. After the new club is begun the old club "Mother" club will help it to become active. The county was divided into three sections with Hope, Ozan and Bolton, and perhaps Guernsey as centers. The Leadership meetings will be held at all three of these centers, thus making it easier for club women to attend. ^ Another council project i.\ Hie Forest P/Hiifiiift Demonstration. Two acres of forest trees arc- to be planted on land leased by the council for ninety- nine years. A committee was appointed to secure the donation of such a Educ-alion Association, lui.v t-ked A. B. Wetherington. super . . tendent of Blcvins Schools, to ser as 11 member of the Legislative Commission of the National Education Association. Mr. Wethcrinsjlon 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 (he third consecutive year that Mr. Welhci-ington lias been ash- ed to serve on this committee. He is hopeful of seeing improvement in the schools of thi.s stale next year if this bill passes. The bill provides aid for biddings, adult education, library sei- vicen, and touchers salaries to schools on the basis of need. Arkansas and other Southern States, have about 20 per c-cnt of the nation's children with iiboul vi pi-r cent of llu- nation's w«.iJUi au rci-uurtx-i of luxation, c a lease. The council will work with the Soil Conservation Service under the „. ..,,.._,,, "J*,!*!^^- m Hi VI I 11C rm- direction of Mr. Frederick J. Shully •rvc I Extension Forester. . Another problem worked out was a schedule. Many of the present meeting dates were changed to blend with •1-H club meetings. As the schedule now stands, the Agent will meet a 4-H club and a home demonstration club in (he .same section of the county the same day. The first Monday morning of each month Miss Fletcher will be in lie,- 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 was voted they should contain helpful advice on meeting procedure, a list of ROM Is which arc tbesides continuing pro-sent Ol ' c «'; new clubs, membership Sheriff Threatens Arrest If Stock Run on Highways - secuted under the county stock law was issued Friday by Sheriff Clar. Sheriff Baker said that during the past month he had had complaints that stock owners were turning cattle loose on Highway 67 at Fulton, between the Cox and Dudncy filling stations. The sheriff said lie was telephoned Thursday about a tourist who narrowly escaped wrecking his car at Fulton when coming suddenly upon stock on the highway. "The Hcmpstead county stock law requires cattle be kept up, and the law will be enforced." the sheriff said. "I have posted warnings to slock owners along the highway. "I would hate to have to bring anybody into court on this matter— but I am going to do it immediately if these cattle aren't kept up. '' Ohio Didn't Pay Its Share-F.D.R. S t of f e s: E x p ec t e ef. 'to Share-Cost of Unem- ; . ' pbyables WASHINGTON -(/Pj- Reaffirming the policy of-placing responsibility oh the state for caring for needy unemployable- persons, President Roosevelt 'declared at his press conference Friday that the state of Ohio ad failed to carry out what the administration considered to be a stale's obligations. «»«-«_ Manna From the Neighbors RC'NAN, Mont— (fP)— The home of Dave Anderson and his family was completely destroyed by fire. Pablo residents got together and gave them a "miscellaneous" shower of house- •iiold equipment. Then they annoimced they would .take a public subscription to build the family a new home. People who couldn't give cash offered their ser,vices. Christmas Carols Through the Ages Maverick Acquitted in San Antonio Case SAN ANTONIO, Texas -(/P)- Mayor Maury Maverick,'rricnd 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 : >¥OUR DROWSY SLEEP shake off your drowsy sleep, ise and leave ^3;our~ silly ., 'sheep;' -^ -- 'IVngels from Ticayeiv iirouud . loud singing, ^Tidings of great'" joy arc £,'bringing ».".-" This lively French carol emerged several centuries ago from the Bcsancon 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 fchepfaerd theme. ^ (Continued on Page Four) 11,792,000 Bales 1939 Cotton Crop About Equal to 1938, Far Below 1937 Production WASHINGTON -(/P)- 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. -1% » «^, • Factories Going at Gait of 1929 November Equal to Best Month of Ban- V:fr . ner.Y.eqr -'.^ . WASHINGTON -W- The Federal Reserve Board said" Thursday night that during November factory production reached- the statistical equivalent' of iho 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 us 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 t-ame 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 123 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. Till Christmas Ridgdill Again Is ElectedAs Clerk W.O.W. Udge Names (Him to Same Position for 26th Year John W. Ridgdill was elected clerk of Bois d'Ai-c Camp, Woodmen of the World, for the 26th consective time at a meeting o f the lodge Thursday, night, when officers were elected for 1940. Other officers selected were: Ray Turner, consul commander; T. C. Crowdc, adviser lieutenant; M. H. Hanson, banker; Neil Bacon, escort; Man-in Waterson, watchman; Leonard England, .sentry, and A. J. Wagner, auditor. The lodge has liad a very successful year—the best since its organization in 1895. Syd Reed and J. A. Sullivan arc 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 (he usual custom of the organization it will distribute "Christmas Cheer" among the needy and un- tortuiiHte 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 at the city hall this week was a big success und expressed thanks to those who inukc it possible. Proceeds from the program will be us^d 10 purchase nt-w equipment for the negro playgvouild. Neutral Ships Are Given to Saturday to Quit the Baltic U.S. iWarns Both British and Russian Blpckaders PLANE |INKS SUB British Plane Destroys German iWith 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' ade of Finland, They have until noon Saturday to leave the blockaded zone. The new Russian weapon was disclosed Thursday night when the Danish ministry of commerce announced it had been notified by Moscow of the blockade effective at noon Fri, day. U. S. Warns Soviet WASHINGTON -(/P)- Secretary Hull said Friday the American govern, mcnt 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 the British v government. shall*not <. cause interference with. tWe legitimate^trade,. of its nationals; and ~of-reserving.measr f while all its rights, and 'the rights * of its nationals, whenever and to the extent iha'tjhey t may be Infringed.' . ' Artillery Duel' . VJIPUrU, Finland-{/P)-Finnish and ^Russian artillery duelled Friday near the village of Summa,.20 miles from the southeastern Finnish outpost and 40 miles, inside of Finland., ' Plane Sinks Submarine LONDON, Eng. -(IP)- A British warplane . destroyed a German submarine Friday.^ th.e . air. ministry announced in a day of outstanding episodes in the dogged sea and air campaigns of the European war. Thc ; submarine sank after two dir. ect hits were scored by the attacker, the announcement related. - The 1,088-ton cargo steamer Merel 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 Fapcn 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 — (&)— Premier Da- ladier, in Ms first public utterance on Soviet Russia's -invasion of Finland told g cheering Chamber of De- pulics Friday thai it was an "abominable outrage" evoking 'universal disgust." • ' - .... "Finland has France's salute and as. surance of profound .strong sympathy, the premier declared. Another Ship Sunk OSLO, Norway —(ff 1 )— 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. Some of the survivors were rescued by a • German ship which put them ashore. The 4.460-ton ship broke hi 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)--While Otis Benton and JPC Roberts were riding along a nearby highway they spied a 'possom. Returning to town, they picked up Bcnton's two Pekingese dogs and went back to the spot where they saw the 'possum jump huo u clump of bushes. "Ko Ko" and "Shasta," the Fckes, routed the 'possum, chased it up ;i tree and Roberts shot it down. On examination, the two hunters found theii- quarry was larger than either of the 'doss.

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