Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 13, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS—Pair colder, except in extreme northwest portion, Wednesday night; Thursday fair, slowly rising temperature. VOLUME 41—NUMBER 51 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1939 PRICE 5c COPY HEAVIEST ON TUESDAY Soviet Envoy to Italy Quits Rome Without Notice Ambassador Fails to Present Credentials WAR IS LONG ONE Da vi es Forecasts "Long and Bitter" f( j) Struggle ^ KOMK, Italy —(/I')— Diplomatic circles said Wcdticsdny night they luicl Icnrticd dial the new Russian ambassador to Italy, Nicohii Gorclchin, left Rome suddenly Tuesday , for Moscow without presenting his credentials. He had been in Rome only IS days. Soviet embassy attaches disclaimed all knowledge of the reason for his sudctcn recall or when he might re- Dairy Meet Attended By Five Hope Men Five Hope men, Oliver Adams, Roy Stcphcnson. W. M. Ramsey, Herman Stoy and R. E. Griffin attended n meeting of dairymen Tuesday at Die Riverside Jersey farm, Shrcve- port. The meeting was in charge of Dan Van Pelt, nationally known dairy authority, who discussed various problems in the dairy industry. Coffee and sandwiches were served at Feeders Supply Co., and Purina Mills. War WASHINGTON — (/I'l— Josuph E Davis. American ambassador to Belgium. told reporters Wednesday" after conferring with Secretary Hul that "nothing short o{ miracle can prevent Ihe European war from being a long and bitter one." He would not predict how many years were signified by the word 'long. -- Lone Sailor Rescued • LONDON, Eng. — (fP>— Believed to he the sole survivor of a crew of 26 of a Dani.sh vessel sunk by a submarine, a Danish sailor was picked up Wednesday by the trawler Aberdeen. He had been adrift on a raft for four days and when found was cluth- ch.lng the body of a dead oficer. «, "~ c».~~'i«-."*i.' •. • * I''rcnrh Beat Buck Patrols PARIS, France —(/»')— The French reported Wednesday that heavily roin- 't'.ircod German patrols had been repulsed in attempts to capture three French outposts in the key salient east of Wamdt forciit, center of Western front activity between the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Outpost fighting is becoming more general, the French said, with six sectors affected in the past Z\ hours. To I lend off Mines LONUO Eng. ~(fPt— British warplanes, trying a new method to head ftt German mine-laying planes, were officially reported Wednesday to have made preventive flights Tuesday night over four of the Reich's main North .sea bases. The air ministry announced the aerial "scurity patrols' had been carried . out over the seaplane bases at the islands of Borkum, Norderncy and Sylt, in addition to Helgoland. Germany's island fortress. ~~~^~ i Deny Cruiser's Loss to BUENOS AIRES, Argentina —(/I'M uritlsh authorities said after an exhaustive investigation Wednesday that the report that the British cruisci Achilles had txjcn sunk by the German pocket-battleship Admiral iicneei was "just, another rumor, as far as we are able to learn." Presbyterians to Meet Wednesday $ The Presbyterian Evangelistic con lerence will Lc held Wednesday nigh ;il Kii>l Presbyterian church at 7:3' o'clock when all church leaders am members will discuss (heir parti- cipjiliim in tin; general asscmbley's ovHiigcli.slic: cmsiirlc beginning January I, HMD. All Prcshylcriun.s arc expected to iittcnd and pledge their loyal support, including ciders, deacons, church school, auxiliary, young people and gincn'.s organizations' officers and lea- "rlcrs. A skilled "animator* 'i.s said to maintain an excellent average if lie turns out from 5 to 8 feel of animated cartoons in ;i day. League Prepares to Put Soviet Out Will Condemn Russians for Invading Finland GENEVA. Swit/erland —f/l'i— The 13-nation committee of the League of Nations Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning Russia as the ag- pressor, containing an implied demand that Russia be ousted from the league for invading Finland. , The resolution which then was submitted to the league assembly, which may act on it Wednesday night, incorporated a report drawn up by u sub-committee "inviting" league members to give Finland all possible aid. In addition, it was suggested that non-member nations such as the United States might be asked to join in helping Finland if the league council desires. The committee also condemned Russia as a violator of the league covenant, and recommended putting the entire technical staff of the league economic, health and financial—at Finland's disposal. O United States Moves to Fortify Alaska Which Is Known as -Russian. Frontier 11 More Troops, New Air and Sea Bases Are Contemplated Only Bering Strait Separates Russia From U. S. Soil REDS HAVE POWER Nature and Hawaii Are Best Bets for the U. S. McFaddin, Young, Brown, Spears and Cassidy Winners New HigfWote, 1,251 Cast in Tuesday's Election YOUNG ~SETS PACE Husband Is Quite Set in His Ways INDEPENDENCE, Mo. —(/I 1 )— A housewife complained to Assistant Police Chief Hal Phillips that her insband wouldn't quit drinking and sked Phillips' advice. In an effort to curb her husband's hirst, she said, she already had: Hit him with a broom. Locked him out of the house. Left him. Taken him back. f'ilcd suit for divorce. Withdrawn the suit. Thrown water on him. • Thrown a pot of hot coffee on him hen hit him with the pol. Knocked some of his teeth out anc finally, in desperation, quit drinking herself. Phillips couldn't suggest anything i7iorc. IJY THOMAS M. JOHNSON .The least-desired possession of neutral nations jus! now is a Russian frontier. Poland had one. So had Lithuania. Estonia, Latvia—also Fin- and. So have Romania, Turkey. . So has the United States. And today we, too are fortifying that frontier—not with the feverish 'right of Romania arjd Turkey, but not with dawdling delay, either. The American army and navy are hastening to make stronger their present mere toe-hold on that soil of the U. S. A. that is little over 50 miles from the red earth of the U. S. S. R. ' For Siberia i.s separated from Alaska only by the Bering Strait, across which one can see on a clear day. Alaska's 600,000 square miles is the only American soil outside the 48 states' from "which 1 "hostile "afr-c'raft might bomb cities within those states. Also, although Alaska is the right flank of the sea-defense line that protects the whole of our Pacific coast, it i.s n flank now unable to defend •itself. American Defense Yet Alaska is within range of two powers, Russia and Japan, that have .shown themselves Hgressivc and none too friendly. Russia is building up her navy and has the world's biggest air service, whose flyers recently h'opped lightly from Siberia to America. True, Siberia is no base for a winter invasion, but Finland demonstrates that Arctic military and air operations arc possible. For either Russia or Japan to seize the commanding Aleutian islands (Continued on Page Seven) COTTON NEW YORK—(/I 1 )—December cotton opened Wednesday at 11.28 and closed at 11.56. Middling spot 11.66. SERIAL STORY SANTA CLAUS BROWN BY MILDRED GILMAN COPYRIGHT. 1939. NCA SERVICE. CRANIUM CRACKERS Making Sense The following sentences sound a liltle cockeyed because in each case one of tho principal words is incorrectly used. In each sentence, substitute the word that was meant for the wring word in italics. 1. She made good in the world because she was a captious blond. 'i. The ti'iicnts of the fly are genn carriers. i!. The ImTCiucjit was made at Holy Cross cemetery. 4. A Mentor fell in the sky last night. .?. Having worked hard all his years, he became rcdoltiiil in his old ago. Ails\\crs uu Z'iigc X«q CHAPTER I TT was Christinas Eve, and the •mall town of Southbury glistened gaily with Christmas cheer. Festoons of holly were strung •cross the center of the street and lighted trees blazed along the walks. The snow was falling gently, whirling into soft while dritts. Street lights gleamed in the darkness. Along the main street of the town, men were busy 'clearing the street with snow shovels, stopping occasionally to blow on their hands and stamp chilled feet. By far the most festive place in town was Southbury's main department store, Donaldson's Palais Royale, its glittering windows filled with toys and games and Christmas trimmings. Last minute Christmas shoppers passed in and out through its doors, and hurried homeward along the snowy street their arms full of packages. It was a good-natured crowd that hurried and jostled and called greetings to one another. The snow shovelers began to relax. They leaned on their shovels and joked with each other; al except one—a young man with ai earnest, intelligent face, who wen right on with his work. Jim Carter had but one purpose in mine —to shovel snow until he iiad enough money to give his three small children the kind ol Christ' mas children should have. Hi looked up at the town clock. I was only 5:30 ... he coulc shovel for hours, and hours. His comrades called to him. "Come on, knock off for the day, Jim. It's Chrismas Eve!" "I'll be along in a little while, he answered, as the others slunf their shovels over their shoulder and trudged off toward home. S.S. Moses Home Robbed2ndTime Crews Home East of Town Also Entered and Robbed lllush'atcd by Harry Crissmgcr "Are you the real Santa Claus, Santa Claus Brown?" Betty asked him earnestly. He smiled down at her. "If you believe in me, I'm Santa Claus, Betty." (Continued on Page Three) The Unofficial Vote 381 210 158 For City Attorney: WARD i WARP 2 WARD 3 E. F. McFaddin 288 208 156 Lawson Glover 190 174 52 For City Clerk: T. R. Billingsley 476 For Alderman, Word 1: E. P. Young 313 255 160 A. W. Stubbeman..,. 163 126 46 For Committeeman: Ed VanSickle 442 For Alderman, Word 2: L. A. Keith 221 181 90 Jesse'Brown..:/..-'..-..:.. -251- 200 >. 1-17 For Committeeman: J. P. Duffie 381 For Alderman, Ward 3: Roy Johnson 244 177 102 Ross Spears 228 204 106 For Committeeman: Albert Graves 123 Harvey Barr 84 For Alderman, Ward 4: P. B. Carrigan 224 163 98 62 Galvin Cassidy ........ 250 217 111 9£ For Committeeman: Arthur Taylor 158 WARD 4 A. B. TOTALS 100 21 773 58 4 478' 1225 111 20 859 45 5 385 70 7 569 - 87 vl 8 ,;v673 74 10 607 84 15 637 6 553 9 682 The home of S. S. Moses, Highway 67 cast of town, was robbed Tucs- dya night for the second time in four days. The first robbery was last Friday night, netting the robber between $12 and $15 in cash, a pocket book and other items it contained. The robber returned again Tuesday night, cut a rear screen door, prized off a lock and entered. Inside the robber look approximately $20 in cash and a watch owned by Mr. Moses. In Ihc some vicinity last. Friday night, the home of Mr. and Mi-s. G. T. Crews was entered and a pocketbook containing $<1 in cash and olhei items stolen (rum tho trousers "I Mr. Crews. Police were without clues. Officers aid no other robbery activity hac. jccn reported from other sections ol own—other than the Archer Service Station robbery on South Main street "ast Saturday night. 700 Russians Die in Fishing Wreck Big Ship 'Wrecked in Snowstorm Off Jap Coast WAKKANAI, Japan —(/Pj— More than 700 Russians, including women and children, were missing Wednesday, believed drowned or frozen to death in the wfcek of the Russian .steamer Indigirka on the t.rcchrous roast of Hokkaido. Survivors said the Indigirka sent out, one SOS before huge waves smashed her radio room. Because of blinding snow she wa.s .unable to Hive position accurately. The Japanese ship Karafuto Maru. arrived -here with 395 survivors Iron the crowded Russian Fishing Service vessel which went aground in blizzard Tuesday on the east coast oi Hokkaido, northernmost of the imuM Japanese islunds. Mrs. Caraway, 111, Visited by Many Arkansas Woman Senator Is Making Good Progress ByEKNEST B. VA.CCA.RO WASHINGTON —(/?)— The motli- cily-lookiiig woman usually seen hanging to « strap on a crowded 16th street bus each morning lay seriously ill Wednesday. The bus rider, Senator Hattic W. Caraway, never lets senatorial dignity obscure the simplicity of her prc-sonatc days. That, explained her .sctTcuiry, Gar- rclt Whilesidc, is why so many people were sorry to learn of her sudden illness, why telephones at the hospital and her office jinglod constantly as well-wishers called to check her progress—why messages (if sympathy and encouragement poured in from all parts of the country. Mrs. Caraway came back from a visit to her home at Joncsboro to attend Saturday's program for wives of Washington newspapermen attending the gridiron banquet. Suddenly stricken she was rushed ii the hospital for an emergency op- ration for a stomach ulcer. Her condition is serious, but her loetor says he is satisfied with the irogress she is making. Senator Caraway's bus ride is fairy typical of her. She doesn't own m automobile and figures she docs- need one. She eould ride taxi- o, but sees no point in doing so when a bus takes her where she wants to go. Her modesty extends to her official actions in the senate. She first came to the senate in 1931, but made her first speech, a short one, in 1937. Coming first to the senate by appointment upon the death of her husband, Senator Thaddeus Caraway, she wa.s elected for her first full term with the help of the late Senator Hue)) P. Long of Louisiana and his .sound truck. [But she went it alone in liKJS to win her second nomination after ai unspectacular, hand-shaking tour o the state. Tlip 61-yea;rold Mrs. Caraway knownj politics well enough to get lh< lion's share of federal patronage U Liner Bremen Is Safe in Germany North German Lloyder Docks in Bremerhaven NEW YORK— (IP)— The North German Lloyd line offices here said Wednesday the liner Bremen which successfully ran the British blockade from Murmansk, Russia, had docked safely in Bremerhavon. The line said the Bremen docked Wednesday at noon, German time. Spears Noses Out Roy Johnson By Margin of 30 Votes Administration candidates hung up a victory in Tuesday's democratic city ' primary election, unofficial returns from the heaviest city primary vole on. record showed Wednesday. A total of 1,251 votes were cast -in the race for city attorney in which E. F. McFaddin was nominated over Lawson Glover. The vote was: Me Faddin 773; Glover 478. T. R, Billingsley was To-nominated city clerk without opposition, polling a total of 1,225 votes. Young Leads Ticket E. P. Young was re-nominated alderman from Ward Orie, winning over A. W. Stubbeman, 859 to 385, Mr. Young's strength is shown by his margin of 474 votes, the largest on re-, cord in a city primary election. The previous high vote over an opponent was cast last year when Mayor W. S. Atkins won over J. A. Embree by a margin of 441 votes. Jesse Brown was nominated as al[ derman in Ward Two, defeating the in cumbent L. A. Keith, 673 to 569. The closest race Tuesday developed in Ward Three where Ross Spears won over Roy Johnson for alderman by 30 votes. The vote for Spears was 637 to 607. / C. E. Cassidy Was re-nominated' as alderman in Ward Four, defeating Dr. P,,B.;.Carri,g?n, 653,^553.-3,^' : - .---•, » Coinmitteemcn Named, Ed VanSickle was rehominatedTas committeeman from Ward One without opposition, as was J. P. Duffie in Ward Two. Albert Graves won over Harvey Barr for committeeman in Ward Three, 123 to 84. Arthur Taylor was nominated committeeman in Ward Four without opposition. • i m — : - AFL Asserts Coal Miners Coerced Declares80,000 Forced to Join Ranks ' 9 fCIQ WASHINGTON — (&)— Joe Ozanic, an AFL union leader, asserted Wednesday that 80,000 coal miners had been denied their rights under the Wagner labor act and had been forced to join the CIO. He spoke before the house committee investigating the act and the National Labor Relations board. Retired Hotel Man Is Guest of Barlow Could Saze 'Em For Next Year (Continued wi Page Seven) J. F. Lotion, retired hotel man who as the first president of the Ark isas Hotel Men's Association, is visit ig Ihe other three living charte icmbcrs of that organization onrouti o St. Petersburg, Fla. They arc Walter Trulock of Hole ines, Pine Bluff; J. D. Barlow o 'ope; and William McCartney of Tex- rkana. Mr. Lctton visited in Pine Bluf iiesday and will arrive in Hope Wed esday to be the guest of Mr. Bar ow. From Hope he will go to Tex- rkana. Christmas Carols Through the Ages LOUISVILLE. Ky.-l/Pi—Joseph J. Jallard, a circuit court clerk, can go o the 1939 World Series now. He's ust found his tickets. Ballard wrote to a Cincinnati friend i jcforc the scries and was promised our tickets "as soon as they go on :a)c." He didn't receive them and thought his friend had forgotten him. When fiscal court noving to a new off! turned up m an overlooked, vjnopened envelope. I SAW THREE SHIPS I saw three ships conic sailing in, On Christmas Day, on Christ-' imis Day; I saw three ships conic sailing in, On Christmas Day in UK: morning. Lands by the sea have long h;.ci their legendary folk-carols -.•! , u ,- B uu e ,, .,„„., Christmas ships bearing gifts kua clcarks began as in hill towns there are shepuer;! ce the tickets and manger stones. . In Greece, u to. me __ tickets j . d g 6 Basil wag )) . ovided v .;.,, A Thought A miracle is a work exceeding the power of any created agent, consequently being an effect of the divine omnipotence.—South l)) . ovided a ship as for use at Christina MI the manner St. Nicholas uses a reindeer sled in the north. This traditional carol daU-s to UK- 1-Hh century. 9 Shopping Days Till Christmas

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