Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 14, 1939 · Page 1
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World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy, warmer, Thursday night and Friday. VOLUME 41— NUMBER 52 Stor cf Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. ConjDlido'.od Jonuory IB, 1929. ' A .?>. Means Associated Press. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER .14, 1939 I BATTLESHIP BLOCKADED Russia Is Expelled by Unanimous Vote of L Mg ..* o f Nations Rlfcf CVrmlciinn in I I . • • . * .. . _ _ _ _ _ __ ' & — '. f First Expulsion in ' History Produced by Finnish Drive Only 4 Minor Countries Abstain From ;Voting 4 SOVIET ADVANCE •Troops Approach Salmi jarvi, Fired by the Finns GENEVA, Switzerland — M>) — The LeiiKue of Nations by unanimous vote of its council Thursday expelled Soviet Russia because- of her invasion of ^i Finland. Four members of the council, including Finalml. abstained from voting n the expulsion motion, the others being China Yugoslavia and Greece. The vote was on,,-! resolution which .• declared that us it result of Russia's actions toward Finland the "U. S. S. R. no longer is a member of the league." This was the first time in league history that a nation has been expelled. The council acted after the assembly had condemned Russia us an ag- •>' gressor, called on members to aid Finland, and approved an invitation to non-league members such as the United States, to also Kelp the little republic. The council and assembly both adjourned after tailing action on the Russian-Finnish issue. lljmhii.s Aitvai/tl-ur KlHKENKS, "-fa)- Russian troops' noarcd flaming Salmijarvi Thursday night as the Finnish forces retreated except for a rear guard detachment le/t to explode dynamite charges in the valuable nickel mines. New Gasoline by Standard Oil Co. t , Put on Sale at .Local 'Stations on Thursday The new gasolines were made available to motorists of. Hope Thursday at all Esso Dealer Stations. 'Die pro- duels will be branded New Esso, a ro- • fiujaj-prifocl Motor Fuel meeting spe- -•" tifications for premium priced gasolin- es and Esso Extra, a new premium Vuel replacing the company's uld Esso. 4:> These new products are the result of extensive laboratory research and a long program of advance testing both in the laboratories and under actual yei-vicc conditions on the nation's .street.- iiiid highways according to F. It. Johnson, local Agent of Die St,-in- -diirtl Oil Company .of La. V "Recent improvements in automobile engines make practicable the use of unproved Fuels through which maximum power and speed may be obtained. For best performance many aulo (j-i mobiles today require gasoline of a quality available only at premium prices a few years ago," Mr. Johnson explained. "In six years the average compres- non ratio of automobiles rose 28 per cent, average engine speeds jumped 21 per cent, and average power dc veloped leaped 38 per cent. Obiously, engine* with such improved standards require superior fuels if they arc to operate at maximum efficiency. "Esso Marketers laboratories are ^ coiuil.-mlly testing new models of au' lomobilcs and developing new and •improved Motor Fuels, keeping fully abreast of automobile engine clcvc- Jopmcnts. With these new products the motorist can really get out of his car all the power, speed, .smoothness, quick pick-up and other qualities built into it. The New Esso is in effect a premium gasoline, lacking only a premium price. The new Esso Extra has gone fur ahead of any premium gasoline in its pei-fonnance characteristics. f'. "These two new products arc the result of the work of the .same technological and research organization which pioneered the use of tctra- etliyl lead in regular grade gasolines, which showed the way to overcome vapor lock, which introduced patented solvent oil and which put into effect the first really effective system of making available gasoline spcci- Jically suited to the climate of the locality in which it was purchased.' 1 Jf Figures thow that, in areas where the population still is in a process of formation, the proportion of sexes has not had time to find its natural level. In Europe there are more women than men, but in the New World .« tin. .situation is reversed. How to Live on $l,l6o a Year: Here Is Story of the Average American Family > There's Comfort But No Surplus in 'Average Family' Pay day conference of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frowen health, comfort—and a lol of fun. and their children: $1160 a year provides Hugh Latimer Is British Lose Ship Hurt in Accident Sustains Foot Injury A* Result of Shotgun .Charge Hugh Liilimcr of Mineral Springs was in Julia Chester hospital here Thursday for treatment of foot injuries sustained in hunting accident in Howard county Wednesday. A shotgun charge tore off one toe and injuries others. Physicians have hope of saving (he foot. Mr. Latimcr was formerly of Hope, having been employed here by Gco. W. Robison & Company. He also manage dthc Robison store at Nashville before moving to Mineral Springs. J. D. Jones, Hope High School football players, was removed to his home from Julia Chester hospital Thursday. He underwent appendix operation several days ago. The condition of Mrs. Lonnie Pate of Hope was reported improved Thursday. Mrs. Lester Huckaljce girl were reported doing and baby nicely. Mrs. Phocbic Garner of Hope Route One was reported improved Thursday at Julia Chester hospital. Mrs. Willie Beauclair, mother of Mrs. Oliver Mills of Hope, was reported improved Thursday. She has been in the hospital for treatment several days. Mrs. John Willett of Nashville is recovering from an operation several days ago. underwent and is re- G. D. Compton of Hope an operation Wednesday ported recovering. Mrs. Ray Luck was reported Thursday to be rec-ovcnng /ruin an operation which was performed about a week ago. Mrs. J. E. Uobbs went an operation ing. uf Hope, Thursday umlcr- morn- B. E. Aiiplelon uf Ulevins is Julia Chester hospital, the result a hip fracture. Mrs. L. C. Hinton of Nashville dor went an operation Thursday ing. _ W. N. Junes of Fulton and George Scott of Hope are in the hospital with broken legs. Both arc negroes. England consumes six bushels of wheat per head of population annually. A Thought Ex-arch the scriptures; them ye think ye have life: and they are they testify of me.--John 5:39. fur in eternal which in Crash at Sea Destroyer Sinks - Sub • Torpedoes German Vessel LONDON ling.—(/I 1 )—The admiralty reported Thursday that the British destroyer Duchess collided with another warship and sank with an indicated loss of 122 lives, The admiralty said the other ship, which was not immediately identified, was undamaged. The admiralty announced that the same British submarine which it asserted refrained from torpedoing the German liner Bremen Tuesday had sunk a German submarine and torpedoed a German cruiser. Benefit Show at Saenger Saturday Rommel Young, manager of the Malco's Saonger theater announced that there will be a toy matinee Saturday, December 1C. The benefit will show "Angels Holiday" and "Goose- Flics High." Your ticket of admittance is a toy or some imperishable food for the children of HoHpc who may not be as fortunate as you. Thcmatincc will be at 10 o'clock. Come and bring others with you to make it a happier Christmas for all. — ~--^»»ct— - -- — The shamrock is supposed to have become the national emblem of Ireland from the belief (hat St. Patrick made use of it to illustrate the doe- trine of the Triniy. COTTON NEW YORK—M')—December cotton opened Thursday at 1U4 and closed Hi 10.%. Middling spot 11.13. CRANIUM CRACKERS World's Knowledge Man ha.s learned a lot since Adams' day; and Ihc knowledge is all i-.catly categorized under hundreds of scientific terms. Match up the definitions given below with the proper term. 1. The hypothesis that traits of character are reflected in formation ll)i iinlhropulogy, tci phrenology. Id i .siMology. i. Collection and study uf slumps la) biology, (b) philatc\y. (c) ph.vs-.ii-;,, id) philology. j. Science of earthquakes: (a) paleontology, ib) /.oology, Icl seismology. Id) appendectomy. •1. Origin or derivation uf words, '•ii etymology, (bi entymology, (ei F-gylology, id) mineralogy. 5. Science of diseases, their treatments and progress: (a) pediatrics, (L«) pathology, (t-l neutrulogy, (d) hypochondria. Aj>,swet\s on 1'ugc Two SOKilledinfilast in Rumanian Plant Chemicals Explode in Military Powder Factory BUCHAREST, Rumania—(/P)—Eighty persons were killed and 200 others gravely injured Thursday in an explosion at a cellulose plant under military control at Zarnesti, Many of the injured were feared to be dying. Whole families were wiped out in their sleep by the early morn- .ing blast of an overheated 1,000-gallon kettle of chemical. A high wind spread the flames and carried chlorine fumes over the village. BobcatBasketball Games Announced Major Season Will Get Underway On January 16 Coach Foy Hammons announced Thursday the major basketball schedule for 1940, including 11 games to begin January 16, The schedule: January 1G—El Dorado at Hope. ' January 19—Hope at Pine Bluff. January 2G—Pine Bluff at Hope. January 30—Hope at Arkadelphia. I'cbruiu-y 2-Hopc at North Little Rock. February G-Hope at Eldorado February 9-Norlh Little Rock at Hope. February 13—Fordyce at Hope February 16-Hopo at Joncsboro Fenruaiy 17-Hope at Joncsboro February 20-Arkarlclpliia at Hope. Coach Hiimmons said that about M candidates for the team were reporting daily, and said that. im»;;pcctv were bright for a winning combing ton. Games will be played with Tcxark- ami, Piescoit, Magnolia and possibly jvilli Hot Springs and other teams be- lore the major schedule gels under, way. ^Hammoiks expressed hope that J. D. Jones, six foot seven inch c-eii- ter. would recover from an appendix opera I ion and return to the lineup iiljout the middle of January. Will Organize Negro Ministerial Alliance All negro pastors and adjacent pas- tort, of Hope arc urged to meet at the IBB Memorial C. E. M. church Tuo«l«y, Dec-ember 19, at 10 a. m. for Ihc purpose of organizing a negro inlerdemoninational ministcria 1 alliance. The call for the meeting was issued by G. W. Young. AJ\ average of 170 degrees is the proper automobile cnginu block water temperature. Goodfellows Will Begin Drive Here Friday Morning Committees Named Annual Canvass of. Adolf, the Grateful Varazdin, Yugoslavia — (/P) — Hitler has presented the town of Varazdin with an auto-bus. The gift is in recognition of the hospitality the town accorded Austrian Nazis who fled there after the assassination of Austrian chancellor Dollfuss in the attempted Nazi Putsch in Vienna in 1934. Hope * GOAL SET~AT $300 Spend Average of $38.75 Per Month for Food $95 YEAjTcLOTHES They' Buy a Second- Hand Car Every Two Years By NEA Service CLEVELAND, O. - There is a mathematical spot in the exact center of economic life in the United States— and Harry Frowen, Cleveland motor plant worker, lives on it with his wife and children. Mr. Frowen is Mr. Average American come to life, 'and his wife is Mrs American. They're the folks the politicians talk to and about, the people m the middle of everything, a dot on a financial graph turned into flesh and blood; they're American life itself. ', ri$^. ic S -te-.fbB. .Department of.. La- Ubor :n 54. American cities showed the average American cams $1160 a year, has a wifc and two children, lives m a rented house and cats desert once a day. He's in the very center of the earning scale; half the workers of the country make more, half make less. And that' Harry Frowen, his wifc and the two little Fro wens. Here's Average Life For Average Man Just how is life on ?1160 a year? Well, for the Frowcns it means health, comfort, some small luxuries—and no leeway. c Mr. Frowen qualified for the average over a five year period, during which his yearly income varied but a trifle from the Department of Labor figure. But because Mrs. Average American does the family budgeting and most of the buying, this is Mrs. Frowen's story. Harry's weekly salary would take him out of the ?1160 annual income class if he worked every clay. But auto plants close at limes, so it pulls his average down again. No Night Life For Mr. Average Night clubs arc out, of course, and so are fancy clothes. Mrs. Frowen has no fur on her winter coat but she dresses comfortably. She has two nice dresses, Harry lias one Sunday suit the children— Jackie, 2 and Elaine, 7—arc comfortably dressed The Labor Department found the average family spends ?38.75 11 month for food. Mrs. Frowen buys carefully ami gol.s off for about 03,1. flic I'rowrns pay 520, The Frowens average 2.,-iO monthly for medical service. ?5.50 monthly for recreation. 59.) yearly for clothing, ?15 yearly for gifts. J On paper they have money left over each month. Actually H has gone for mcidentals. Like college boys they live more of less from week-end to week-end. Harry's job is hard-he's a "trouble shooter" in the rear axle department of a truck fnctory—but come Saturday night Mr. and Mrs. relax and have H swell evening for themselves. Hvnirlunrs There's a Night Out Harry and his wife do 1.1 „.- iiiarrfcling early and have supper with Ihc kids. If its really a big night, they call in a neighbor colored girl to watch the children, and go to a show. On rare occasions the factory U A W holds a dance. Most Saturdays they sit at home and Mrs. Harry docs the mending while Harry reads western stories. Sunday morning. Harry sleeps until 11. In the afternoon the family goes for a ride in their 1935 car. Jn the summer it's to a sandlot ball game in the autumn to high school football. "We were lucky to have a car when we got married." says Mrs. Frowen. "Harry trades his ear in every couple of years on another second-hand one. Time Payments Buy Furniture "We're buying a refrigerator on lime and we've almost paid for the washing machine. The furniture is ours, so we can get a nicer apartment for the same rent we'd pay for a small furnished one. "Harry goes to school one night a week. Hu'.s learning to make machine Trio of Britain's Warships Chase German Into Port follows: City Hall, Legion Post Announces 5-Day Campaign •for Funds The' annual Goodfellow membership drive to provide Christmas cheer to nccdy.and indigent families of Hope will be launched here Friday morning. Committees have been named to solicit the business area and also Hope's industrial plants. The Goodfellow drive is sponsored this year by the Leslie Huddleston post of American Legion with Roy- Anderson as general director. All committees will meet at his office at 8.45 a. m. Friday for final instructions before the actual drive gets underway. The following persons will canvass the business district: R. E. Cain, Carter Johnson, B. C. Hollis. Dewey Hendrix, J. P. Duffie, Cecil Weaver. The industrial canvass will be con- iirtw) hv seperate individuals as . . Plunkett-'Jerrell, Grocer Co., and Elks Hall—Miss Helen Bow- deh.-"-'-~- iJ "- 1 -V •••;•'••'.-••' • • Brunei-Ivory . Handld Co., Carl Brunei-. Hope Water and Light plant—Miss McKee. Hope Brick Works—Miss Maude Lip. scomb and Earl O'Neal. Guntcr Lumber company —Mrs Warren Guntcr. Temple Cotton Oil company — B. L. Kaufman. Hope Basket company — J. M. Guth- nc. Union Compress and Hope Heading company—H. O. Kylcr. Highway Department—Mrs. Johnson. Arkansas Machine Specialty company—Mrs. Ernest O'Neal. CoxCassidy Machine and Foundry —Calvin Cassidy. : Mrs. Arch Moore will have charge of purchasing supplies. The Ministerial Alliance will have charge of selection of eligible families The Rev. Thomas Brewster is president of the alliance. Funds may be left at cither uank, Hope Confectionery or Hope Star, and they will be picked up by Roy Anderson general director of the drive. Tho campaign for funds closes December 20. The minimum quota is >>' 1 plant— Earl Jarvis Given 60-Day Furlough Woodard Breed Also Gets 90-Day Stay of Sentence LITTLE ROCK —(/!')— State Parole Officer Jack Porter announced Thursday that Governor Carl E. Bailey had granted Earl R. Jarvis of Hope a 60- day furlough from the stale penitentiary where he was committccd July 11, 1939, to serve a two-year sentence on a charge'of arson. Jarvis was convicted in Little River county circuit court in connection with the burning of an unoccupied hotel at Ashdown. .Porter said that Governor Bailey also had granted Woodard Breed of Hope, convicted with Jarvis on the same charge, a 90-day stay of sentence which will expire February 6, 1940. Breed never had been received at the penitentiary. The order for Jarvis' furlough dated December 4, said it was granted, on the recommendation of "W. S. Atkins and Verne McMillian, a representative of an.insurance company to whom Jarvis is indebted, iri order that Jarvis may have ' an ' opportunity Id'.' reimburse the insurance company for its loss. Employment Service Holds District Meet A district meeting of the Arkansas State Employment Service and the Unemployment Compensation Division was held at the city hall Wednesday. The purpose of this meeting was for the discussion of public relations anc field procedure. Present at the meeting was Eli W Collins, director of the Unemploymen Compensation Division, Randall Faulk administrative assistant Ben C. Shipp Chief of Benefit Payments Carl E Bailey Jr., supervisor of contributions Colonel-Frank R. Allen, supervisor of research and contributions and William O. Rogers. Office forces attending included: Tcxarkana El Dorado, Hot 'Springs Camdcn, Hope. President of Polk 'Possum Club Dies English Baker Claimed by Death at Home of Daughter (Continued on Pace Three) ^ Ark —(/I')— English Baker, 85, mountaineer president of the famous funmaking Polk county 'Possum Club, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mandy Robertson of Bethel, Okla. The colorful Polk county native only last Thursday was re-elected president of the club on the organization's 27th annual banquet-meeting. j which he was unable to attend because ! of illness. He had been ill for the past year. Baker, until ill health forced lu.s retirement, spent his entire life in the Ouachita mountains of Polk county, farming, hunting and trapping. For four years, Baker had headed the "Possum club which had as members many prominent leaders in Arkansas and neighboring states. Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p. m. Thursday at Baker's home community, Wicks, 30 miles south of Mena. Burial will be at the Baker cemetery at the Baker Springs community cast of Wicks where the Baker family settled after coming to Arkansas. In addition to Mrs. Robertson, he is survived by three sons. A Few Miles, Anyway FORT WAYNE. Ind.-(,T>-The Rev. Warren. W. Lamport, retired Methodist minister, took his first airplane ride ,on his eighty-fourth birthday. "It .seemed," said the Rev. Mr. Lam- uort after the flight, "so much Heaven." In 1927, Berlin erected a monument to a book as a tribute to the bookbinding industry of that city. Christmas Carols Through the Ages GOOD KING WENCESLAS ; 'Good King "WciK'cslas looked out, On the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep, and crisp, and even . . ." King Wenceslas ruled Bohemia from 928 to 935 and was known for his many kindnesses. Legend has it that he and a servant once carried meat, wine and wood to a peasant through deep snow. The pag« was overcome by cold, but lound himself miraculously warmed by setting his feet in his master's footsteps. Words written in England in 1852 were set to a 16th century folk tune. 8 Shopping Days Till Christmas But Graf Spee Won't Be Interned, Says Berlin SMASHED 7 ^ SHIPS Pocket-Battleship Set Upon.by 3 Small Cruisers BULLETIN NEW YORK— (AP)_ A daring attempt by the shell- torn Admiral Graf Spee to run the gauntlet '.of British cruisers holding a "death • watch" outside the harbor of Montevideo was forecast Thursday in : an. NBC broadcast from the ..South American port: ••'-. • " The announcer said the German ship was rushing repairs, and seemingly desperate efforts were being made to sail out of the harbor .before the time deadline for internment of a ship for the duration of the war. MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — ""* -The German-pocket-battleship 1 _ iu . miral Graf Spee, her steel rent by British guns, and 36 of her crew dead, clung to refuge . Thursday in' this neutral port while 4wo 'of the• three• British cruisers which 'engaged her in a 14-hour running, battle Wednesday mounted guard at sea. The third cruiser, the crippled Exeter, -which was knocked out of the fi,ght after .four hours' cannonading, limped jnto Rio do la Plata to.a position 12 miles off .Montevideo. As British legation officials sailed out to board her,.reports were current that there were many dead and wounded aboard the cruiser but nothing official had^been issued on casualties either among the crews of the Exter or her;fellow fighters Achilles nnd Ajax, all of .which were damaged. Besides '36 Germans killed, their casualties included 60 wounded. Otto Langmann, German minister to Uruguay, visited the vessel and renewed charges that crewmen were suffering from lunk and eye injuries resulting from gas shells fired by the British. . German Driven to Port BERLIN Germany — (/P)— The German high command asserted Thursday the German, pocket-battleship Admiral Graf Spee was sinking the British merchantman Tairoa and Streons Hall when she was encountered by three British cruisers in the south Atlantic Wednesday. „ Authorized sources at the same time vigorously denied the Graf Spee would he interned in Montevideo, where it went after being damaged in the .sea battle. These sources said the ship went to Montevideo merely to bury 36 dead, and to provide hospital treatment for gassed and wounded men and replenish victuals damaged by mustard gas which the British were accused of using. "Gallant Action" LONDON, Eng. — W)— p f ; mo Minister Chamberlain declared Thursday the 'gallant action" of "three com- parativcl ysmall British ships against a much more heavily armed adversary" probably would free the south Atlantic from the depredations of the German raider Admiral Graf S-.-c^. Lauding the League of Nations' acti- ion in condemning Russia for her invasion of Finland, Chamberlain ioM the House of Commons that "Germany alone among nations oven now is abetting by word and dee the Russian aggression. German Uner at Sea VERA CRUZ, Mexico —(/P)- Thu 32 ( 481-ton German liner Columbus slipped out of Vera Cruz in darkness early Thursday on what was an apparent naval blockade. The Columbus, a rich war priix if it falls into the hands of Allied wai- ships, obtained papers for the transatlantic crossing, The Sea Battle MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay ~<,r>-. \ 14-hour running sea battle bctwoin three British cruisers and the German pocket battleship Admiral Seiner later identified as the graft fc'j.-ce, ended Wednesday night with the badly-hit German warship taking refuge in neutral Montevideo harbor wiih (Continued on. Page Three)

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