World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by ' Associated Press Hope VOLUME 41—NUMBER 50 Star The Weather ARKANSAS-Cloudy, local rains, colder Tuesday night; Wednesday partly cloudy, colder. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1939 SCHOOLMASTERS MEET PRICE 5c COPY Jones, Breeding Co-Captains for 1940GridTeam Squad Selects Norman Green Most Valuable Player EASON^ilONORED Captain of '39 Squad Is Best Ail-Around Athlete Tbr Hope High School f MlUiid Tiiesrliiy morning elected J. D. JDIIC.S ii IK! Curtis Breeding as co- ciiptiiins of next year's football team. ,Tlic vole by the squad resulted in ii tic and in lliis case the honor is divided between Jones and Breeding. The honor for Jom.-.s. 200-|>f>und six fool .seven inch end, came to him ns lie lay in Julia Chc.slci- hospital recovering fi-oin an appendix operation. nrecding, who will share honors with Junes, was I lie regular Bobcat left guard iluring the past season. He weighs 161) pounds. Orcoi, Eason Ilonurcil Nonnan Green, left end, was selected by the .squad as the rnosl valuable player on this year's team. Hewill be awarded a trophy, given annually by Stewart's Jewelry store. Presentation dale of the award will be announced later. Captain Joe Eason was selected by Coach Foy Hammons. Miss Beryl Henry and J. H. Jones of. the high school faculty, as the best all-around athlete and student Selection of Eason was based on class-room work, school, activities, Smsr.il ct-.Kl;'.:!. a:.c! :!:o ^ _.-. ath- letc. Eason will be awarded » gold football, given annually by Miss Beryl Henry. When the awarding of sweaters arc made, Eason will receive a white sweater with four red service stripes and a star on the sleeve. Eason is the only member of the squad who earned four letters in football. Oilier leltcrmcn will receive red sweaters with white service stripes. Six lettcrmcii will return to the squad next season. They arc Jones Breeding, Synker, Simms, Ward and May. Start Basketball Approximately 20 candidates reported Monday afternoon to Coach Hammons for the beginning of the basketball season. Additional candidates were expected Tuesday afternoon. Coach Hammons said he would announce the cage schedule within the next few days. $17,326.60 School Funds for County Apportionment of $1.64 Is Set for Each Child LI'ITLK HOCK Ark. The state boar of education made an apportionment of Jl.G-l to each child of school ;igc in Ark-iusas Monday tor the second quarter of llio fiscal" year but dcf.vrcd aciion on fillii:;; iw<; key posts ii. the stale djparlnicnt of education. Education Commissioner T. II. Alford. who predicted that appointments wmild be made Monday of an assistant commissioner and a director of school planning, said Monday night, the board decided to take no action until the March meeting. The assislant commissioner's office has been vacant since William L. Humphries resigned last June. Planning Director J. O. Baker died recently. The apportionment Monday was three cents higher per child than that for the .second quarter of the 1938.')!) fiscal year. H was made up of $1 from tiic sales tax fund and 64 cents from Ihe common school fund. Under the amended rules, school equalizing aid will be accorded to any eligible high school where the average enrollment for the four grades is not Jess than 35 students. The old rule required an average of 10 in each grade. Several school district refunding bond issues were approved, including a $97,000 issued of 4.5 per cent interest bearing bonds by the Nashville school district, the proceeds to be used in retiring bunds bearing from 4.5 to C per cent. The apportionment by counties includes: Clark, $13,575.92; Columbia, $14,.'^6.88; Hcmpstcacl, SI 7,326.60; Howard ?!)7()::.88; Lafayette $9377.52; Miller, $16.755.88; Montgomery, $5115.16; Nevada ?IO,784.(M; Ouauhita, ?1G,951.U4; Pike •?B3Z6.56; Polk. $8524.72; Sevier, $8268.88 Or. Crow Home Itrom K. C. Dr. F. C. Crow returned Monday from Kansas City, Missouri where lie spoke before the home coming of the Cleveland Chiropractic college Soviet Calls Reserves for Finnish Campaign LONDON, Eng. — f/I 1 ) — Routers dispatch from Moscow Tuesday saul H was reported reliably Tuesday that since the beginning of the Finnish conflict Russia had recalled to the colors reservists who had been released after the occupation of eastern Poland. Voting Is Heavy in City Election Total Vote May Reach J ,000 By Time Polls Close Considerable interest was being .shown in Tuesday's city democratic primary election, a survey of voting precincts showing a tolal vole of G27 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. There were indications that the total vole might reach 1,000 or more by limo the polls close at i>:'M o'clock. Ward one had total vote of 232 at 2 o'clock. Voting was heavy in Ward Two as 1% persons iiad cast their ballots at 2 o'clock. Ward Three had J17 votc.s and Ward Four 82 votes when the survey was conducted. Competition in each of the four Wards for aldcrmanic posts, and clear weather up until noon, brought out voters in larger numbers than expected. Funds Set Up for Housing in State Ar-kansas-One-of Four States to Receiye Funds LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --Wi-- United States Housing administrator Nathan Straus said Monday night that Arkansas was ono of four Southern states for whicn funds have been set up for an experiment in rum! housing. Hc asserted that lh^ other states were Mssissippi, Georgia and Louisiana ant: that results from the project:; wot. 1 id be used as a basis for f'lrtbcr rural housing work. The federal official tamo to Little Ruck by plane from Memphis, lie will view housing conditions on small farms and plantations in Lonokc county Tuesday and cxp!;:in the government program at :i statewide meeting here mn'ing (lie afternoon. A committee of Lovmko comity residents wi'l present him with a f>jinv>l application for a loan with which to erect 300 rural home-.-; therr. Straus .said tho rur.il housing program was "brand ne-.v' and thm his orgiiniuiiii n has reserved a "snm.M balance" -.f its app -.jp:-iat'jd funds for the four state cxporinii:nt. In Paris, rare species of butterflies were m;,de from pieces of common ones, and sold to unsuspecting collectors. Christmas Carols Through the Ages BOAR'S HEAD CAROL "The hoar's lictul in hand hear I, Ik-decked with hay and rosemary; And I pray yon, my masters, hc merry, Quot estis in eonvivio . . ." This unique carol is sung annually at Queen's College, Oxford, when a.-boar's head is served with Christmas dinner. The story behind this custom is that a student was walking in the country nearby studying his Aristotle, and wa attacked by a wild boar. H crammed the book down th beast's throat to save himself. T carol was first printed in 1521. •f f\ Shopping Days J-U Till Christina He thn The Legion Post Will Sponsor Campaign for Goodfellows Annual Drive 1 Will Open in Hope Friday ,Morning GOAL fo~BE SET Committee Appointments Will Be Announced Thursday The Leslie Huddles-ton post, American Legion, wit' sponsor the annual Goodfcllow's Drive in Hope this year, it was announced Tuesday by Cecil Weaver. Mr. Weaver said the drive for funds would open Friday morning with acl- ive solicitation in the downtown area. The campaign will continue until December 20. Mrs. Arch Moore will again have charge of all purchases for the needy. Last year the Goodfcllow's drive was conducted by the Young Business Men's Association of Hope with Roy Anderson us general director. 1 The Young Business Men raised a total of $-187.05 in cash. A total of 172 families received 'Christmas Cheer Gifts" of which 203 were children. Mr. Weaver, in planning,;this year's campaign, said that he would appoint various committees to carry out the program. These committees and their street assignments will be announced Thursday. Mr. Weaver said the campaign goal would, also be announced Thursday. Germany Says Sea Lanes Wiped Out Asserts All Shipping Forced Under British Convoy BERLIN, Germany —(/T)— Germany has placed British sen power distinctly on the defensive, the official German news agency DNB asserted Tuesday. DNB argued, hi announcing that ship ping in certain territorial waters and river mouths has been placed under the jurisdiction of naval authorities, that the Britislj have admitted pure trade routes to Britain no longer exist. Even neutral shipping, DNB said, has been placed under British naval protection. Basketball Season Opens at Prescott With Wolves Beating Blevins 57 to 23 German Patrols Retire PARIS, France —(/Pj— Military advices reported Tuesday that German patrols on three sectors had been driven back from French advance post on the Western front with hand grenades. The-quiet along the southern Rhine front was broken by brisk rifle fire. British Air Strength LONDON, Eng. —(/I 1 )— Sir Kings- icy Wood told the House of Commons Tuesday Britain could claim "definite superiority in our aircraft" over Germany. The air ministers said British fighl- cr squadrons had taken a heavy toll of Germans who "tried to cross our air defenses." a iieiuscs a Reply to League Woman Leaps to Her Death at L. R. Jumps From 10th Floor .of Boyle Building Tuesday LITTLE ROCKK — l/I'l- Apparently despondent over prolonged illness, a woman identified as Mrs. J. M. Short, 67, jplungcd to her death from the lOtli floor of the Boyle building on the corner of Fifth and Main streets, Little Rock's busiest intersection, shortly before 10 a. m. Tuesday Coroner Howard Dishongh returned a verdict of suicide. A Thought God writes thg gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and elouds ,and stars- Luther. BrULsh-Freiicn Accord PARIS, France —(/1 J )-- Conclusion of a British-French accord linking the franc and the pound until six months LGOCIUG Pl'GPQrCS after signature of a peace treaty end- ( ' - ' ing the war with Germany was an- --"^'- nounccd Tuesday by Finance Minister Paul ncynaud. He said the pact was designed to avoid any modification of the present exisling partly between the currenccs of Britain and France for the duration of hostilities. Hope Mar photo, 2'/.ix3>/ Basketball got off to an early start ror the 1939-40 ® season last Friday'night at the Prescott gymnasium when Prescott's senior boys and girls won a double victory over the Blevins teams. The Curly Wolves defeated the Blevins boys 57 to 23; and the Prescott girls won 28-18. The Prescott High School band played during the games. ; >P c cd Graphic, I 500th (lash. port Aggression GENEVA, Swit/erli.ml -i/l'j— Thu 24-hour Headline for a reply to the League of Nations' offer to mediate tin 1 Russiafi-Fiiinisli war passed Tuesday without Union. The deadline was JJ a. in. Ollici.ii.i said consideration would still be- given the reply if received later. Nevertheless ihe IB-nation league commit !<.•:• which is considering Kinland'.s appeal for aid began drafting a report to the league assembly which will condemn Uusyia as the atire.ssor. Report-, wen' circulated that France w>/ulil break diplomatic relations with Doug Fairbanks Is Dead at Age of 56 reply from the, Soviet! Russia, would close the Soviet embassy in Paris if the league ex pels Russia. Mary Jo Compton Is Buried Monday Funeriil .services for Mary Jo Compton. 7-wecUs-old daughter of Mr. and Airs. \V. W. Campion of Hope. were held at 10 a. in. Monday from the family residence with the Rev. W. R. Hamilton, Firs) Baptist pastor, olficiitthijj. The child died Sunday morning'. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Compton, and one brother, Jim- Famous Acrobatic Film Star Succumbs on Tuesday HOLLYWOO'D, Calif.—i/Pi Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., who leaped to film fame with his spectacular acrobatics, ;lied in bed Tuesday of an heart attack. He was 56. The dashing Don Juan, for 15 years the ranking male star of pictures. SIK-- cumbed after a day's illness at his beach home at nearby Santa Monica. In contrast to his career his life in recent months had been quiet and retiring. Hc was seen occasionally at Hollywood functions, and only last Saturday, in the best of spirits, he attended a fuolball game. Bremen Sighted, Is Let Go, by British British Sub Unwilling to Attack Without Warning LONDO . Unsj. -i/I')— The German luxury liner Bremen, successful in dodging the British fleet since die war stark-el, was sighted Tuesday morning by a British submarine which the admiralty said refrained from attacking 1 her without warning. The admiralty's announcement said the submarine in failing to attack without warning acted according to "the rules of sea warfare." Cotton Moves Passes lie Mark Bicmen Heading Home BKRLIN Germany — !/JV- German naval authorities said they expected the big luxury liner Bremen to dock „, T. r^'Tl7j. ; ''' M; "'"' German port, presumably Bre- The kmg cobra is the world s m,,.st > ,,ie. haven, Tuesday afternoon or night dangerous serpent, and the largest of; . all poisonous snakes. The largest ever I .. . „ .... recorded was 18 feet long. j , Uad Been m Kussia . . i La-it ripurts of the whereabouts of the Brcman said she had readied a Russian port after dodging the British fleet on her way eastward from New York, where the outbreak of war found her. Presumably she sailed on inland seas from this Russian port j toward Germany Tuesday. COTTON NEW YORK—W'|—December cotton opened Tuesday at 10.85 and closed at 11.08-09. Middling 11.21. Highest Future Quotation Since August 9, 1937 ' NEW ORLKANS-t.l'i-Cotton futures gained more than SI a bale hcj-e Tuesday ami passed Ihr llc-per- poum.l mark for the first time since August 9, 1937. It. was Ihe lllll sin-restive : o;«iiou in which the market traded to new sen- son highs, and was tin; result of combined foreign and domestic buying. CRANIUM CRACKERS Selecting Wnrd.s This quiz isn't difficult -if you arc careful not to become confused by words which .sound a litlk' alike. Pick out the word that best fits the meaning given in each group: 1. A coil: -Hai revolution, (b) convolution, tci bandoleer, dl cavalier. '•>. To appease: (.ai mifmate, bi fumigate, (c) aggregate, td> coii- flagate. 4. To stigmatise: (ai pronounce, <bt enounce, (.c) announce, (d) denounce, 5. To ordain: <a> describe, ib) inscribe, tc) prescribe, td.i subscribe. Answers ou Page Two Pilkinton Urges Federal Aid for Public Schools Declares Childhood Discriminated Against in Southern States UNITYJPJTOGR'AM Ben R. Williams, State President of A. E. A., ' Speaks Here Approximately 75 school superin-- dents, principals and teachers from several southwestern. Arkansas counties Monday night heard Senator James H. Pilkinton of Hope make a ringing- , plea for federal aid for education in •• the southland at the annual meeting ' of the Southwest Arkansas School-, masters Club at Hotel Barlow. Pointing out that educational opportunities in. the South are far be- ' ' hind those offered in other sections, Senator Pilkinton said that "the only solution for this undemocratic discrimination against childhood is federal aid to education." He stated that the southern states had. one-third of all the children of school age in the nation to educat<V- -•' and only about one-seventh of the nation to educate and only about one- seventh of the national wealth, to , do it upon, "Children from the poorest schools are citizens," he continued, "some ' day they will be voters—some day they maye be called to hold public office. All of them, everyday, will be expected to obey the laws, respect the • flag, make and honest Hying, and con-\ tribute to the economic and social ad- o-, yaac.ement,..o|; ,tfe,B .jiatlqn. A, believe J& the nation owes children the same pre- ^ paration for good citiznship, whether: they live in New York, Arkansas, California or Mississippi.". •; Mr. Pilkinton said that regardless of what congress did with the Harrison-Thomas bill at the next session that southern educators - and southern statesmen should not let the matter of federal aid for education die for lack of support, because "without a reasonable amount of federal aid to the states, like Arkansas, in support of public education there is not the faintest hope that any fair degree of equality of opportunity will or can exist in the United States. He said that any program of educational federal aid should not be bound down by red-tape and that the Federal Commissioner of Education, if one is established in the president's cabinet, should not be an 'educational czar" but that the various states should be left as free as possible to spend the funds where they will do the most good. Senator Pilkinton said that in his opinion federal aid should apply to public, lax-supported schools and no others. 'I do not believe that private schools, or church schools, want to be included," he said. "Tax money is public money, and. therefore if any federal funds are spent on secondary schools it should go to free, tax-supported institutions alone " Williams' Address Ben R. Williams of Ashdown, president of the Arkansas Education Association, outlined the objectives of the association for 1940 and pleaded for a "co-operative program" among all schools in the state. "Unity in the Forces," was the theme of his talk. He told of the active work of the various committees of the state association an dof their aims and responsibilities. Mr. Williams encouraged county and district school organizations to cooperate with the state program for the bet- tcrmcn of all concerned in an .effort to raise the standard of education over tlic state. M R. Owens of Little Rock, state ' ieh school supervisor, told of the evaluative program and of the opportunity offered all high schools in advancement of higher education. k. W. Ware, assistant director in Hiarge of (he University of Arkansas V alulI ! rrl "* Branw Experiment station (old of (h c scientific research work being carried on in all the stations of Arkansas for betterment of agriculture and livestock raising New Officers Elected J. H. Jones, president of the dis- Inct schoolmaster's dub and principal of Hope High School, acted as master of ceremonies and introduced ihe speakers. In a brief talk, Mr of'lf l ? 1( ? ° f th ° ycar ' s activities oi the club. New officers of the club are- PreMclem-W. K. Gann, superintendent O f schools at Texarkana \ ice-Prcsident-Llye Bruce, superiu, lendcm of schools at Delight. beei-etary-Van Hays, superintendent of schools at Washington. Texsrkana was selected as the site for next year's meeting place The Yerger High School quartet, under the direction of J. H Harris vocational instructor, entertained the London has 43,000 of its inhabitants i hospitals on any given day.
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