Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 24, 1938 · Page 1
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Germany's Mar^rla the iast Due to Lackjof Raw Material To Regain "Place in Sun" Nation Has First to Become Economically Self-Sufficient By MORGAN M. BEATTY AD Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON—If you stop at the headlines you'll get the impression thnt Adolf Hitler is only this yenr beginning his push to the cast—thnt 20th century tlrcnm of all German empire builders. *-"• — Hurricane Topped 186 MPH During Northeast5torm First'for New Egland Is Also ,Worst in Nation's History T.OLL BEYOND 500 Deadly Figure Looms as Searchers Realize Disaster's Scope BOSTON, Mass.—(/P)—Appalled by the horror and desolation left by New England's first hurricane and tidal wave, thousands of rescue workers Friday night fought flood waters and frantically dug deeper into areas which already estimated their dead at more than 400. With wrecked communication lines still rendering impossible a complete evaluation of the destruction, the possibility existed that the New England death toll might rise to 500 or beyond. Rhode Island, the nation's smallest state, was the hardest hit. With large areas still in darkness, and all but cut off from "the outside,'' unofficial sources put the death count at around 240 and declared it probably would rise far above Uiis. Massachusetts stood next, with an estimated death list of 120 and some still missing. Connecicut counted 65 deaths. New Hampshire 10 and Vermont three. Maine had no loss of life. Searchers Hampered Relief workers were hampered in compiling Ihe death list by the lack of . a central clearing-house. The Provi- lm P° rla " 1 ° f all-with Czechoslovakia Hon™ <n t i *„„„!„„n.ni,.. ?, ... -slowed to a mere dribble. donee (R. I.) Evening Bulletin said it knew of 184 dead and 53 missing in Rhode Island—and quoted the Coast Guard ns saying there were places "where they haven't started digging yet." Rhode Island State Police estimated 100 were missing. Fresh evidences of the storm's fury were uncovered during the day by rescue workers, especially in the Rhode Island coastal city of Westerly, where whole families were killed. Rhode Island Gov. Robert E. Quinn placed the damage cost at more than 5100,000,000. • • ...... The flood situation became worse in Connecticut. More than 1,500 workers waged a desperate battle to keep the Connecticut river from a tenement district in the southeastern section of Hartford. Elsewhere in New England the flood tension eased. The Mcrrimack was reported stationary at Lawrence, in eastern Massachusetts, while uprivcr, at Lowell, the water was slowly receding. In western Massachusetts, the Connecticut was gradually receding, opon- Jng the way for acceleration of relief work. Wind Blows 186 MPH BOSTON, Mass.— (ff>)— Wind gusts of approximately 173 and 186 miles an hour were recorded at the Harvard Mcterological Observatory on lop of nearby Blue Hill during the height of Wednesday's hurricane, Director Charles F. Brooks announced Friday. Wind velocity of 111 miles per hour was recorded on the summit in three five-minute periods at 6:05, 6:20 and 7:12 p. m. The velocities were the highest in the observatory's 53-year- history. The wind reached 60 miles an hour shortly after 4 p. m. and remained continuously above that velocity from 4:35 to 7:35 p. m. From 5 to 6 p. m. the velocity averaged 83 miles per hour. Fifty miles of wind went oy in little more than half an hour, at 94 miles per hour. Dr. Brooks attributed the difference between the observatory's 111-mile- an-hour maximum, for a five-minute period and the Boston Weather Bureau's 88 miles per hour for a five- minute period was "duo apparently" to the hill's so obstructing the free flow of wind that had to flow aver the top at a higher rate. The observatory's mjost ifcnsilivc recorder, a French windmill anemo- motor, began lo disintegrate when registering a five-minute velocity at 80 miles. It broke under a 100-mile gust. No Wonder They Gave the Wrong Numbers ELKHART, Ind.— {/T>—The telephone exchange girls have a perfectly good alibi for all (he wrong numbers handed out the other night. Two bats sailed into the switchboard room and gave the girls jitters until a policeman caught them. A rather querulous representative of Fleet Street onco complained that he would prefer not lo be forced to speak of "Downing Street" or "the Quai," but would rather refer outright to the men represented by those terms. What kind of a representative of profession in what city wanted to refer outright to what men? Aijsxvoi on Classified f»ge > But if you had been checking the figures piled up by the men who keep tabs on the world's commerce for Uncle Sam, you'd know thnt Hitler began four years ago to dig the foundation for economic leadership eastward. These experts have been talking and writing aboul Hitler's "Drang Nach Ostcn" (march to the cast) for two years. Of course, they don't use thut flowery figure of international speech. They simply use commercial facts. Here's what's been happening: ',Back in 1934, the year after Hitler ascended to power, he began to turn German eyes again toward southeastern Europe—as they wore , in 1914. Eastward, hc'said, was self-sufficiency; and if you want to win back your place in the sun, you've got lo be self- sufficient. A Balkan Deal German buyers began lo offer higher prices to the Balkan countries for their raw material and foodstuffs. Trade sprang up. But when it came lime lo collect the bills in Berlin, the Balkan stales discovered they had to spend German money in Germany. Then they learned thai Germany would be only too glad lo sign up clearing arrangements. In economics that means: You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. Well, a sale with a string attached was better than no sale at all, so it was a deal. Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Rumania, Greece, even Italy and Turkey, began to trade more heavily with Germany and sign up on German terms. The three-year period, beginning in 1934 and ending in 1936, tells the story. Rumania's trade increased by one-third, Hungary's went up by half, Yugoslavia's doubled. It was aboul lhc same with Turkey, Italy and Greece. But at the same time, Germany's trade with free exchange nations, such as the United Stales, was going clown in proportion. Trade with France and the United States was almosl halved. Poland, and most Hope VOLUME 39—'NUMBER 299 WEATHER. ' Arkansas—Fair Saturday nif/ht and Sunday. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24.1938 ^—J-_-_?"^^—^••••••••j^^—»——. -— ; PRICE 6c COPY Why did Germany take this course? Because (1) Germany desired above all else to establish her own economic and politica Isphcre, snd (2) she had no gold (foreign exchange) to spare lo buy her way. The Balkan states especially had the raw materials Uiat Germany wanted. They were close to home. They were also having a hard time in the world market because of the hangover from the 1929 depression. Monkeying With Business Therefore it was natural to cut off industrial America and France, and, .:nore important, oveivindqstrializcd Czechoslovakia. What point was there in trading with Czechs, when they, too, were trying lo establish their own little industrial.empire, almost up against the heart of the great German industrial system? How did Germany change the stream of her commerce? Let the department of commerce trade reviewer explain: CZECHS 6-DAY ULTIMATUM B L •% _ *..•*-••••* , ft ft ft ft #. Bobcats Run Over Clarksville Panthers, 35 to 6 Hope Shows Power (Continued on Page Three) Hamilton and Pal Indicted by IL S. 12 Texarkanians Indicted on Charge of Food Conspiracy FORT SMITH, Ark.-MV- Federal indictments Friday charged Outlaws Floyd Hamillon and Ted Wallers with the $606.15 robbery of Ihe Bank of Bradley, Ark., June 7, and with transportation of stolen cars over three suites. . They were among the 58 true bills returned by the western Arkansas federal grand jury in a three-day se.ssion which also saw indictments returned against 12 Texarkana men on conspiracy charges, in connection with alleged theft and sale of Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation foodstuffs. Hamillon and Wallers were Indicted JQintly on two counts with Jack Winn, Ferris, Texas, accused of driving the car used in the bank robbery. One count accused them of lading Ihe money afler intimidating Assistant Cashier John W. Meek Jr. Hie second charged them with ass<iuUing Meek with dangerous weapons, Another indictment, containing eight counts, charged Hamilton and Waters with violation of Ihe Dyer act in the transportation of stolen cars through Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, Federal Judge Hcartsill Ragon issued capias warrants for Hamilton and Walters to be used as a basis for removal proceedings in Texas where the desperadoes now arc being prosecuted on stale charges. The two were arrested a month ago in Dallas after eluding officers for four months. They arc now in custody at the Texas city. Winn is free under $5,000 bond. Accused in the Texarkana food case were William B. Brook, Cecil Clarence Copeland and Leon Groom, clerks in the warehouse from which the commodities were alleged to have been taken; James Pappas and Steve Stevens, restaurant men; Thomas Asimos, coffee shop proprietor; George F. Platz, transfer truck operator; Ludlow B. High and Herbert L. Day, ar- rused of purchasing some of tile commodities; Thomas Martin, Thomas A. Willard and Charles Pappas. Assistant United States Attorney Duke Frederick accused the clerks of falsifying commodity reports to cover up shortages, which he charged resulted when relief clients were nol given Ihe full amount of food to which they were entitled. The commodities, he said, were sold to Texarkana business establishments over a six- or seven-month period ending lasl June 1. After Sluggish, Opening Quarter Jimmy Daniels, Fullback, Turns in Outstanding Performance VISITORS~TAKE AIR Toss Total of 33 Passes After Bobcats Halt Line Plays By LKONA.RD ELLIS Sparked by the all-round play of Jimmy Daniels, hard-driving 180- pound fullback, the Hope High School football team rolled over the CUirks- ville Panthers here Friday night to win its second consecutive game of the season and the first conference tilt in the race for the Arkansas High school grid championship. Tlie score was 35 to fi. Score by quarters: ' Clarksville 000 6—6 Hope 077 21—35 Sluggish and l)eM..sco!;eless in the opening quarter, the Bobcats found themselves soon after the second period started. Taking the ball in midfield, Tommy Samuels,-Hope quarter, tossed a 20-yard pass to Eason and then a .Teries of line plays by Samuels and Daniels advanced the ball to the six-yard line where Daniels plunged over for the first score. Daniels, who was in the Panther's den all night, split tlic uprgihls with a kick for extra point, the first of five in a tow for a pcrfict night. Panthers Threaten Clarksville took the opening kickoff, a bad boot that gave the Panthers the ball near mid-field. A 15-yard pass, Photos of Great New England Hurricane ~~~ '' ground. With the death toll mounting hourly, the number of Softball Title to Be Settle^Monday Bruno r-I v o r y and Williams Teams to Play Finals of Series Soflball Commissioner E. S. Greening announced Saturday that the Bruner-Ivory and Williams Lumber company learns would play Ihe finals in Ihe championship scries at Fair Park Monday night. A double-header will be played if necessary, Mr, Greening said. The Bruner team needs bul one victory to clinch the lille and Ihe Saenger theater's gold trophy. The Bruner team won the firsl gamo of the final series lust week. ^ —Pholo by H*-|X! S-ar. JIMMY DANIELS the firsl of 33 thrown by the Panthers, advanced the ball to Hope's 35. The Bobcats repulsed three line plays and F. Delmonego punted to Hope's D. Daniels kicked to his own 35 on the first play. A long pass put the ball on Hope's 10 where three plays advanced it to the five. On fourth down, Eason, halfback, inlcrucptcd a pass to end the only scoring threiil of the bull game by the Punthors. Hope Scores Again The Bobcats scored in the first two minutes of the second half when a blocked punt gave them the ball on Clarksville's 35. Daniels drove for (Continued on Page Three) Ex-Gov.Futrellls HurUn Traffic Collides With Truck Driver, Who Faces Double Traffic Charge BULLETIN LITTLE ROCK. — (/P) - Former Governor J. M. Futrcll was reported resting easily Saturday al St. Vincent's inflrmavy, where he was being 1 rented for injuries suffered Isle Friday in an automobile accident, LITTLE ROCK-.T Marion 1'utrell, 66, former governor, suffered chest in- de.s Friday afternoon when the car ho was driving collided at Seventh and Maple slreets, North Liltlc Rock, with a truck loaded with cottonseed. He WLS removed lo St. Vincent's infirmary in an Owens & Co. ambulance. Mrs. Futrcll, riding with him, suffered slight injuries. X-ray pictures were made lo determine Ihe cxlenl of the injuries. A hurried physical examination revealed no serious injury. Mr. Futrcll, .xtncc leaving the governor's office early last year lias been attorney for Dycss Colony Corporation. The truck wts driven by William Tute of Lonoke county, who was arrested on a charge of reckless driving. Thate is scheduled for a hearing on another charge of reckless driving next Friday, the resull of an accident near Scott September 4, in which four children were injured. Bennington: sao river Wallom- flooded. N.r | \ L Hadley: Population of 3000 evacuated. Hartford: Hundreds forced from homes by hurricane and Connecticut river flood. New York City: Sections of Manhattan and Bronx in darkness for hours; storm played havoc with transportation. ATLANTIC Cape Cod: Extremely hard hit; death toll, property damage run high., Springfield: Thousands driven from flood-menaced homes. Providence: D o w n- tpwn engulfed by tidal wave. New London: Million- d o I I a r.f i r e raged through downtown. All possible forces mobilized 'for relief work in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. N.J, West Hampton: Many wealthy families wiped out. Long Island: Battered by huge waves; hundreds of dwellings and boats washed away. OCEAN unnrcoede,lnd f! 7 " lountc , d to morc «>«« ^ ™ «»c first 24 hours after devastating Hurricane winds and hg a threacnui sff. T! °-T "T """V" ° Ie abo ™» a P- S »''"'^B abruptly out into the Atlantic after mak- the ston, hro^L n J ! C I ! lo1rldi » toas "»"> W* «wn wheeling savagely inland opposite the New Jersey coast, hereThe ^..rti 0 -!^, Wm , d a " d u°° d dbastcr ta " ;e llibtory 0( lhc cas * ru seaboard to «» sedons show. ncre. me nup highlights (lie places where the record.breaking storm struck hardest. Pine Bluff Whips Blytheville; Nashville Beats_Camden Team Zebras Come From Behind to Score in Final Period to Nose Out Chicks, 7-6; Scrappers Score Four Touchdowns to Beat Camden, 26' to 6 PINE BLUFF, Ark.-Pinc Bluff's, galavanttng Zebras proved themselves the miracle team of the state by uii- leasing a made fourth quarter attack to come from behind to nose out the Blytheville Chicks, 7 to 6, before a crowd estimated at 9,000 here Friday night. It was the first defeat for Ihe Chicks by an Arkansas high school opponent in four years. Following a first down, Pine Bluff kicked out on Ihe Blytheville 49. Mosley gained eight and Thompson first i downed on lhc Zebra 36. Blythevillc lost tiie ball on the Pine Bluff 34 when Thompson failed on fourth down. I Ray Hutson made 10 on a spinner' for a first down on the Zebra 44. Hut- ' son and T. Leftwich gave Pine Bluff another first down on the Blytheville I 44. The Zebras continued when a' thrust by Rob Hutson and two offside! penalties gave Pine Bluff the ball on the Zebra. Rob Hutson passed eight to Ray Hutson on the Chicks for an(Continued on Page Three) No Admission to Fair After 4 p. m. Complete List of Prize Winners to Be Announced Monday Friday passed all previous records for attendance and receipts at this year's Fair. The grounds were filled with school children from all over Hempstead county and the rides were busy early and late. , The judging of all exhibits was completed Friday afternoon when S. A. Moore, Extension Poullryman of the University of Arkansas, College of Agricullure, assisted by Kenneth S. Bates, assistant county agenl of (Continued on Page Three) Chamberlain Home Empty-Handed, and War Drums Sound Mussolini Tells Black Shirt ! Legions "We Are - ' -Ready" ' EUROPE PREPARES British Home Fleet Steams Out for North Sea Position PADUA, Italy.—{/PH-Premier Mils-' solini revealed Saturday that Germany had served a six-day ultimatum on ( Czechoslovakia, expiring October 1. " Mussolini in his speech did not'de- tail the terms of the German-demand, ' which presumably were for the outright surrender of Sudeten territory. "I know all of you are ready for any eventuality, 1 . 1 he shouted in his'speech before 300,000" Fascist blackshirts. • When the .legions roared back their i approval,, Mussolini concluded: *<-. ;••••-<- v ar^--' • an oceanic, cryv^aVbeenMheard "this moment 1 by 1 " the world.", Chamberlain Reports LONDON; Eng.-^V-Prime Minister Chamberlain .told his ministers Saturday of the final foundation of Europe's peace after his fateful .visits to Reichsfuehrer Hitler, while Great Britain joined the Europe-wide rush to get ready for. war. . Chamberlain apparently had only a virtual ultimatum for Czechsldvakia, expiring October 1, to show for his desperate midnight parley on the banks of the Rhine. Even before he claimed from his plane at Heston-airdrome, the British home fleet was steaming out of Invergordon, Scotland, for a strategic place in the North seae in the event of war. Other.arms of Britain's military services were making similar exten- oive preparations for any emergency. Berlin's Version of It BERLIN, Germany— (Copyright by Associated Press)—A man who saw a copy of Hitler's memorandum to Prime Minister said Saturday it was most conciliatory in tone and gave the basis of a peaceful solution. The informant said Hitler in no way included the Polish or 'Hungarian demands on Czechoslovakia in his memorandum, which was given to Chamberlain at Godesburg in Germany's final stand on the Czech question. Eight days, the informant said, were envisaged for the peaceful handing over of the Sudeten territory to Germany. Hitler's demands, he said, were even less than those made at the meeting between Hitler and Chamberlain at Berchtesgaden on September IS. One More Chance GODESBERG, Germany.-(/P)—Prime Minister Chamberlain salvaged his "peace or war" conference with Adolf Hitler Saturday with a midnight promise to pul new pressure on Czechoslovakia, menaced and mobilized. "It's up to them," said the haggard Chamberlain with a weary gesture as he announced he had agreed to make "certain proposals" to the Prague gov- ' enunent, now with a military hero as its premier. "I cannol say it is hopeless," lie added, as he returned to his mountain top hotel after a final three hours with Hitler—a conference that had been delayed all day yesterday in deadlock- Chamberlain returned by airplane to London Saturday morning, and from there will press the Czechoslovaks to agree to these things, his bid of bids to keep Europe's peace: 1. Cancellation of Prague's general mobilization order. 2. To permit German troops or the Sudeten free corps to march into the border land which already had (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS October cotton oppened Saturday at 7.85 and closed at 7.93-9i Spot collon closed steady four points up, middling 7.93.

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