Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 7, 1938 · Page 5
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Wednesday, December 7,1938 Modern Tractor Is Shown to Farmers W. E, Cox & Sons of Fulton Display Ultra- Moclern Vehicle Wonder what great-grandfather would have Bald If lie could hnvo seen (ho ultra-modern Comfortroctor that W. E. Cox & Sons, local dealer, presented at Fulton December (i, 1938. In nil probability ho would have muttered "Tain't possible!" and walked away. But the fact remains Hint Minneapolis-Moline's newest trnctor creation is a reiility, fully equipped with all the modern luxuries enjoyed only in pleasure curs, yet able lo perform all the functions on the fnrm that the ordinary tractor can, including use as a stationary power unit. It may have been dreamed of by some artist visualizing the tractor of the future, but it remained for Minneapolis-Moline, the Pioneer of the modern tractor industry, not only to have (hat vision, but lo bring it into existence. The Comfortractor protects the farmer front the wenther, dust and elements, it's belter for his health, as well as more comfortable. This tractor offers real protection. The safety glass all around and air circulation and temperature control features indicate clearly that it's built for the .safety ami comfort of the operator as well as to get work done. It costs more than open tractors, but farmers well realize its worth. e amazing thing about this trac- f is its versatility. H combines the motions of the ordinary farm tractor ,ltn a powerful farm truck and an efficient passenger vehicle and is streamlined in the 1939 mode of trucks and automobiles. It lias all the power required to pull four fourteen-inch bottoms under ordinary conditions. By simply removing the front fender which takes less than a minute, this supertractor is re;dy for full load bell work; and when thu fanner, wants to go to town, he simply puts the tractor into high kear—it has five forward speeds—and hightails down the highway about 40 miles per hour. Rain or shine, hot or cold, this "Prairie Limousine" is always ready lo go. With an all-steel, dust-proof cab equipped with a heater for winter Mid an air circulation unit for summer, a radio, .self-starter, electric lights, deep cushioned scats, instrument board, windshield wiper, cigar lighter and many other luxurious features it can truly be called the "World's Most Modern Tractor." You missed something if you didn't see it. but no doubt you'll have a chance to see more of them soon if the enthusiastic interest of the farm' ers who attended W. E. Cox Sons show is any indication of what farmers want. Elder E. S- Ray Will Preach Patmos Church Elder E. S. Ray, Missionary of Union Baptist Association, will preach at Patmos Missonary Baptist church Saturday 7:30 p. m., and Sunday at 11 a. m. All the members of the church who possibly can arc urged to be there. The public also is invited to attend these services. HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Nazi Spy Weeps At Conviction Convicted by a Now York Federal uiry, rud-hairod, German- born "Johanna Hofinann wept when she was imprisoned as a Nazi spy. The Library Read Ihe following books from the shelves of the City Library: "The Dim Lantern," by Temple Bailey. The Rosary," by Florence Barclay. "The Captive Wife," by Warwick Deepping. "Murder in Three Acts," by Agatha Christie. "Death on the Nile," by Agatha Christie. "The Gyrth Chalice Mystery," by Margery Allingham. The Oxford University Gazelle states that of 4,900 undergraduates at Oxford during 1937-38, 2,630 were in receipt of financial assistance. Japan Uses Older Men toFight War Men With Parental Duties Done, Get Guerilla- Target Jobs ^ HANGCHOW, China—f/l')—The lone- lies men in China today are Japanese sentries defending railway lines and bridges against the swift, deadly attacks of guerilla. These men left, fa'milics in Japanese cities and fishing villages or on farms to take up their lonely, dangerous vigils. Their only companions are other .'.entries in small garrisons. Their visitors are Chinese raiders whose calling card is a bursting grenade or a rifle shot in the darkness. If surprised, the sentry's body will bo found next clay, the Harrison looted. 1'arental Duties Done Japan assigned her third class reserves to this railway patrol duty- family men of 35 to <l() years. The theory is. Japanese officers explain: "If a soldier must die it is better to sacrifice an older man who has already reared his family than a youngster who must fulfill his parental duty of producing sons to serve his Emperor." Outside Chinese cities these long, tenuous lines of rail guards constitule a major portion of Japanese occupation, which now extends over one-third of China. Trains run by daylight only. The raiders strike at night. Brick and sandbag dugouts, trenches and barbed wire network guard the approaches to stations. One or 'two soldiers man the smaller defenses protecting bridges. Farms Look Peaceful, Bui- There is one passenger train each way daily between Shanghai and this beautiful, old lakeside city where Chinese honeymooncrs have come for centuries. The Japanese army runs the railway and collects fares from Chinese passengers who jam the third class carriages, imported from Japan. The countryside seems peaceful. Fro'iiV the train can be seen old women and boys harvesting ripe rice add buffalo circling the treadmills to pump water into fields. ' But somewhere in this quiet, rural scene, the Japanese say there are 0,000 guerillas hiding—waiting to strike down in the dark these lonely men of China. Drainati/.e Accidents COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.—(/P)— By dramatizing actual accidents that occur on Colorado Springs streets, police hope lo convince the public lh.f;t "gambling with safety pays only a death dividend." The dramatized radio sketches are written and enabled by police officers. All deal with fatal accidents. Ultra-modern Comfortractor For Sale by W. E. COX and Fulton, Arkansas T.C.U. Now Rated Top Football Team Final Associated Press Ranking Places Texans on Top NEW YORK-W-Texas Christian, which placed two of its stars on the Associated Press All-America team, TucscUy gained further fame as it won first place in the final Associated Press national ranking poll of the season. The Toxans, winners of the Southwest Conference title, undefeated and untied in 10 games and held lo less than 20 points in only one of those victories, have a post-season date January 2 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans with Carnegie Tech, which finished sixth in the season's-end standings. Final Knnkhigs The final rankings (first-place votes in parentheses, points scored on 10-98-T-Gl. r )-d-3-2-l basis); Team Points Texas Chrislian (55) 80S Tennessee UG) 700 Duke (11) gycj Oklahoma 52-) Notre Dame (4) /mo Carnegie Tech 412 Southern California (1) Mi Pittsburgh 290 Holy Cross 149 Minnesota n\ Texas Tech No. II ^Second 10-Texas Tech 42, Cornell 37, Alabama 25, California 20, Fordham 19, Michigan 10, Northwestern 15, Villanova 13, Tulane 11, Dartmouth 10.' Others mentioned—Stanford U nd Western Reserve, 5 each; Iowa State, Clemson and Georgetown, <f each; Purdue, 1. Germany Slashes Its Foreign Debt U. S. Investors Are Hit by Nazi Financial Tricks By PKESTON GROVER WASHINGTON. -Pre s h I y called home from Germany, Ambassador Hugh Wilson at once put his finger on a choice little piece of international sleight-of-hand by which Goi'mSmy is wi|)ing oul much of her foreign debt —at the expense of Yankee investors. German financiers have invented more new finnancial tricks Ihan Ihe world ever has known in order lo put herself in fighting trim, but her methods of ducking international debts are not new in any sense. From time to time sue htactice have been tried by private American concerns, bringing on no end of public condemnation. Germany began failing in her bond payments back in the twenties and this government sent Charles Dawes, Owen D. Young and other financial wizards over ther to help pull the county out of the hole. Each ti'nVe new foreign money, including some from America, | was lent to Germany in 'an effort to | revive the country. By 1930 the American loans to Germany had reached a , peak of §1,200,000,000. Then the present series of ddfaults began. In that year $100 bonds slipped to a low of'$7G, and by 1931 ranged from a lop of $!)7 to a low of S27. Present values on various issues range from $20 to $30. Then began the German maneuvers which financial men have called names ranging all the way from plain chiseling lo rank international dishonesty. Bonds Drop—Germans Buy Shrewd Gei'nVan investors starleri buying up the German $100 bonds in this country at $20 and $30. They were able to get them at Ihese low prices only because Germany had jolled down Ihe value of failing lo pay interest o principal on them. Of the original top value of $1,200,000.000 of German bonds sold in this country, it is estimated in reliable quarters here that $500,000,000 have been bought back by German investors at a total cost of them of perhaps $100,000,000. That means thai American investors have taken a loss of $-100,000,000 on the operation. Of Ihe German bonds sold in this country $725,000,000 still are outstanding, and of these it is eslimaled that fully half have been bought by Germans at 20 cents on the dollar. Financiers explain that, technically speaking, sharp German speculators might be blaVr.'ed for the business instead of the German government, except for one thing. That is, that in recent years no German investor could buy these bonds on the American market excepl with permission of the government. Before he could use j American dollar exchange to buy the ' bonds, he had to get official permission. U. S. Again the Goal Besides calling attention to such maneuvers, Ambassador Wilson also protesled in a series of notes against the German practice of assuming responsibility for Austria's debts to other nations but refusing to accept responsibility for Austria's debts to the United States. The German answer was that she had a balance of trade with other nations which left her with spare exchange to pay on bonds. With Ihe U. S.. however, the balance of Irade is the other way. so there are no spare dollars to pay off Gei'nVan dollar bonds. Ambassador Wilson didn't think that sounded so good, not while Germany was able to get money to buy bonds at cut rates but could not find money to pay for them at an honest dollar for dollar. Incidentally, a couple of South American countries have playd the same trick in the United Slats. Chile is going about it systematically, with a regular government fund. Certain Brazilian states did it also, buying up bonds which had slumped when interest payments slopped. Lalely, Brazil has backed away from it. Says AH Girls Need Business Training! ^ _ i Woman Railroad Execu-! tive Points Out Many j Opportunities ' | By AURELIUS JINSEY ! AI' Feature Service Writer j CHICAGO—Miss Edith JarVis Alden! used to play in the home offices of the i Burlington Railroad at Burlington,! Iowa, when she was a little girl. Tod;.y, «l 54 she is secretary of Ihe road, the firsl woman high execulive Ihe Burlington has had in its eighty-eight years of existence. ! "Big business offers women ninny' opportunities," Mrs. Alden says, "anil one of the best ways for a woman to attain success is lo understand that she is participating in a man's world and should adapt herself to.do things a man's way. Striking Out Alone 'I believe every girl should have! business training, regardless of her •station in life. She may have her heart set upon marriage and family as a! career but a linle knowledge of busi-' ness requirements and methods will I help her understand heller some of. the husband's problems. And, too, she may have to strike out alone and support herself some day." As far back as Mrs. Alden can re- membcr someone in her family worked for the Burlington road. Her uncle, Walter .1. Jarvis: her father, Hairy E. Jarvis, and an older brother, Fred £.. Jarvis, were secretaries lo Burlington presidents, vice-presidents or division superintendents. As it child she heard the Burling- lon's business, board meetings, mort- Mages and policies discussed time and attain. So it seoini; natural to her that the Burlington should be the major pnrl of her life now. Started During War Mrs. Alden started to work for the railroad during the World war. She helped handle Liberty Bond sales to its employes. She continued with the road ;.-nd recently was elected lo .succeed Charles L. Slurgis, 78, as secretary, when he retired after 58 years of service. Railroading offers a few opportunities to women. Mrs. Alden says, but she doesn't, think that they arc greater than those in any other business. Her work, for instance, is filled with douiik. legal interpretations and application that thrill | lcr , b u( might bore the next woman. She tried mixing housework and business, but found the days were too short for both. So she stuck U> railroading. The Aldens were separated by divorce in 1923. Mrs. Alden lives with her 26-year-old son, John Jarvis Alden. His interests lean toward radio, advertising, music and writing. The two enjoy a close companionship. Mrs. Alden has a variety of hobbies, topped by her desire lo grow flowers, get out into the open country, swim and travel. She chooses books relating the experiences of others in foreign lands, likes good, fast-moving mystery yams and won't play cards because she would rather visit than worry about suits, bids or scores. With the Hempstead Home Agent Melva Bullington County Council Flans have been completed for the final County Council " meeting, of Home Demonstration Clubs, of the year, according to an announcement made by Melva Bullington, home dem- Fire-Fighting Mules { Used in Mountains By Ihe AP Feature Service S P O K A NE, Wash.—Mechanization that drove him from highways and cornfields has come to the aid of the fire-fighting mule in the northwest mountains; Mules rushed to forest fires this fall onslration agent and Mrs. Wilbur D. Jones, president of the council. The Melrose club will be hostess to the meeting which will be held on December 15, at the Melrose church, beginning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Irvin Urrey, president of the Club announces the following committees: Registration—Mrs. A. G. Zimmerly, Mrs. Harlon Rogers. ^ Arrangements for the dinner—Mrs. P. J. Holt, Mrs. S. N. Murray, Mrs. C. P. Zimmerly. Mr. P. J. Holt will give the Welcome address and Mrs. C. P. Zimmerly will give the devotional. Each club member is asked to bring a Christmas gift to put on the christ- mas tree. Names will be exchanged after all the guests have registered. Special numbers will be given by the McCaskill, Bright Star, Allen, Oak Grive, and O^an-St. Paul clubs. in special trucks received a 1 of the credit from Jtaj Kelleyj regional U". S. forester, good acreage-burned-over record/ Only 28 at 1,408 fires spread 10 acres. Total acreage was Montana. Northern Idaho, and ea Washington. Increased fire - spotting efflcfi brought a necessity for finding ways' I speed men and equipment to the,f lines, since seeing a fire doesn't jl unless men can get there with me'nt to put it out. The pack mules ride to the fire aisea * in trucks which can speed 60 {'miles fin hour, 30 up a six per cent grade. ^The mules wear masks to protect them ff"Mtt winds at high speed. His Car's Buried For the Win ; BUFFALO, Wyo.—</P>-J. C, ^ bard's car probably will spend the; winter in a snow drift. Hubbardthad to abandon the machine while driving! in a blizzard on Powder River PaSS. ( ' He made his way on foot to Carijbotl camp, 10 miles away, and intended! to go back .after the car when the stdnh ceased. Highway officials predictjit will be spring before they can reopen the road. • '•"&"?< Among singl epersons in the United States, only one out of 10 earns $2,000 a year and six out of 10 earn less than $1,000. Get along * Little Giftie Mother used to have one fascinating bureau drawer. In it were numbers of scented tissue- wrapped parcels. Gifts. Not gifts she had selected. Gifts she had received — beribboned, ornate, useless. Mother kept them all year. At Christmas she got them out — and sent them to others. Once in a while' the cards got mixed and mother and her friends bowed coldly to each other in great chagrin for some time afterwards. Nowadays mother's bureau drawer is practically empty. The little doggies that changed hands every Christmas no longer pass along between mother and her cronies. Advertising pages have given all of them a new view of what's new—wanted—usable in the way of Christmas presents. They report things that are fun to purchase — fun to give — and fun to get. Gifts that stay put—because people really want them. Gifts that actually cost less than the old-fashioned boomerang present. Why not consult the pages of this publication? See whafs new — and wanted — this year by your friends too. * m •fr H

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