Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 8, 1938 · Page 1
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•'c!<n T. Flynn Says: "Something to Read If You Think Hen- Hitler a "Mad' man" Who Doesn't Know Where He's Goimr By JOHN T, FLYNN e NEA Service Staff Correspondent The favorite term for Hitler in this country now is "madmnn " It is of profound interest to wakh how this "madman" moves with inflexible logic toward his goals. More than two years ago several -Ovolumes appeared in Euroi>e (notably Ernst Henri's "Hitler Over Europe" in which Hitler's future plans were outlined. These outlines were based partly on Hitler's book but also upon innumerable statements made by him since he came to power. At the time I wrote an outline of the predictions of these books. Since that time almost every prophecy then made has been fulfilled in abundant measuer and now we see Hitler preparing to fulifll the others. The core of the Hitler policy.-according to these analysts, was the capture of the oil fields of Rumania and the grain fields of the Ukraine. -They said Hitler made it clear that he would move toward the east and that he would begin by the absorption of Austria. They even described in some detail the means he would use. And he did precisely that. Goodfellow Drive to Be Discussed Thursday Night Mass Meeting Is Slated for 7:30 o'clock at the Hope City Hall PUBLIC IS INVITED Atkins Points- Out Need for Substantial Fund This Year W. S. Atkins, president of the Young Business Men's Association, called upon all civic and welfare organizations of Hope to meet with the Young Business Men at a Goodfellow's rally at Hope city hall Thursday night. The time is 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Atkins stressed the need for a substantial fund this year to help -spread a little cheer and happiness lampng the needy children and families through the Christmas period by providing assential food and clothing. ' Organization of the Goodfellow's club is to provide baskets of food for the hungry, warm clothes for the cold, and toys for little children, who in some cases have never had a real toy of their own. Discussing plans for the Goodfellow's campaign, Mr. Atkins pointed out that the month of December was an appropriate month to make tests as to generosity and human kindness among the more fortunate people of this area. "Before this campaign is over those who are capable of happiness are found out. They are the ones who by Christinas time have gone out of their way to see some one else made happy. "The more a person is able to make others happy the greater that warm glow of contentment and delight that swells in his own chest. Thus the month of December tesis them before turning them over to a New Year," Mr. Atkins said. Last year, the Goodfellow movement in Hope was sponsored by the American Legion post with the aid of the Hope Ministerial Alliance in which committees raised approximately $250 through solicitation-of various business houses and industrial plants. < Tte Legion jtiH it^.AuxiUw'r, Hv« /Tope Ministerial Alliance, any civic or welfare organization, is invited to meet with the Young Business Men Thursday night to complete plans in setting the Goodfellow campaign in motion. Be a Goodfellow. Attend the meeting- Sponsoring the Goodfellow movement is the first objective of' the Young Business Men's Association under its new president. The new executive is working on several projects for the city and county to be launched at the beginning of the New Year. Scout Troop for Christian Church Newly-Formed Troop Will Meet Again Next Wednesday Night In a meeting at First Christian church Wednesday night the pastor, the Rev. V. A. Hammond, met a group of boys and the first steps were taken toward the organization of a new Boy Scout troop, to be sponsored by the Christian church, the board having authorized this action in its September meeting. Plans for future meetings of the troop were discussed and some instruction in the tenderfoot requirements was given, after which all present enjoyed a period of games before dismissal. Attending the meeting, in addition to the pastor, was C. T. Shannon, formerly an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 51 of San Antonio, Texas, now a resident of Hope. The following boys were present: David Edward Dempsey, Jerome Patrick Duffie, Joseph Parker Floyd, Thomas Leroy Frazier, John Paul Sanders, Raymond and Waymond Taylor, and Robert Ed- V/in Ward. The next meeting of the troop will be on Wednesday night of next week at U« bungalow on the church lawn. A Thought God governs the world, and we have only to do our duty wisely, and leave the issue to Him.—John Hay. Some of the following statements are true. Some arc false. Which are which? 1. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France. 2. The archive is a small salt water fish. 3. ,The Irish potato was first discovered in America. 4. Hissing is a sign of displeasure in Japan. i 5. Elephants are not afraid of * mice. Answers on Page T\\t> Calling the Turn i They said his next step would be Czechoslovakia. They pointed out that he would make the Sudeten question r( the exocuse for internal agitation in Czechoslovakia. They concluded that ho would go into Czechoslovakia in order to get the great industral resouce? of Bohemia and would use the "suppression" of the German minorities as an excuse. And they insisted he would act with swiftness before England and France were ready to offer effective resistance. They fell that Hitler would take all off Czechoslovakia. But they underestimated the ease with which he rode and which enabled him' to content himself with the Sudeten areas and complete domination of the rest without sovereign ownership. This done, the way was open to the Ukraine through either Poland or Rumania. And it is the Ukraine toward which he is driving. When Hitler promised Chamberlain that he would seek no more territory in Europe, many supposed that this would end his drive. They did not remember the predictions referred to. Propaganda Penetration These were that Hitler would attempt propaganda penetration of both Rumania and the Ukraine, setting, up minority bogies, producing confusion and agitation and even violence in the Ukraine and Rumania. He would gamble on arousing a nationalist spirit in the Ukraine and setting the people there off upon a revolt against Russia. Germany could then support the struggle of the Ukrainians to "free." No wtnis very week coVnles news from Berlin that Nazi party circles are ui.si:ust«ftg '"In detail the 'pfbjett o| an independent Ukranian state. ,lt is to include Ukraine and Ruthcnia, organized as a puppet state. The plan, we arc informed, proposes ceaseless agitation to make the Germans conscious of the Ukrainian issue and to set o£f the revolutionary energy in the Ukraine. Thus Hitler moves with remorseless logic toward his goal. Hope Star VOLUME 40—NUMBER 48 WEATHER. Arfansas—Fair Thursday night; Friday fair and cooler. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8,1938 PRICE 6c COPY ITALIANS This Story Compares .With Some Fish Yarns BELLEVILLE, 111. — (/T>) — Hunter George Distler and his dog flushed a covey of quail Wednesday. He raised his gun, then lowered it without firing as nine birds fell to the ground in front of the astonished dog. Then, Distler said, he walked to the base of a 110-foot high reservoir and picked up the birds, their necks broken from flying into the tower which was painted a dull aluminum color that blended with the cloudy sky. A Hamburg, Germany, resident collects bus and street car tickets as a bobby. The collection contains 25,000 such tickets, the oldest of which having been issued in Turin in 1887. Holiday Windows to Be Judged on Thursday Night Christmas Displays to Be Shown the Public at 7 o'CJock PRIZES ARE OFFERED Star to Award $20 in Cash for the Best Two Windows Hope merchants competing for The Star's $20 in prizes for the best decorated Christma windows put finishing touches on them preparatory to the unveiling of Christmas displays at 7 o'clock Thursday night. The Star is offering $15 for first prize and $5 for second prize in the city-wide contest. Judges will make a tour of the windows Thursday night and reach their decision on the prizes. Judging will be based 50 per cent on originality of ideas, and 50 per cent on display of merchandise. The winners will be announced in Friday's issue of The Star. Tho contest brought out many entries, some of the group being Feeders Supply company, J. L. Green Cleaners; Hope Furniture company, J C. Penney, GorhaVri & Gosnell, Hilt's Shoe Store. Duggar's, ~Gco. W. Robison & Co., Hope Hardware company, Ladies Specialty Shop, Stuart's Beauty Salon. Crop Poll Places Named for County Arrangements Completed for, Quota Referendum Here Saturday Arrangements have been completed for holding the cotton marketing quota referendum in HnYpstead county on December 10, according to Giiver L. Adams, county agent. The county agricultural conservation committee will bo in charge. Voting places arc as follows: Paunos, Shover Springs, DcAnn, Guernsey, 'Hope, Spring Hill, Fulton and Ov.an. Washington, Blevins, Columbus, Sardis, McCaskill, Sweet Home, Bearcls Chupcl, Saratoga and Bingen . All farmers who produced cotton in 1938 are eligible to vote in the referendum, and it is expected that there will be a large representation at the polls, Mi\ Adams said. The poll will be opened at 8 a. m., and will close at 5 p. 'm'. The voting will be by secret ballot. Two-thirds of the producers voting in the referendum throughout the south must give their approval if the cotton marketing quotas will be effective in 1939, Mr. Adams said. Jap Airliner Down, 12 Lost in Shark Waters TOKYO, Japan-(/P)-Ten of 12 persons aboard a Japanese airliner were given up for lost Thursday after the plane had been forced down on shark- infested waters near Okinawa island, midway between Formosa and Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan proper. Legal Maze Ruined Vacation 1 Days on Crossing State Line Michigan Suit Caught Him in Ohio—Also Unlucky Was Owner of Interstate Dog- Tins is (lie first of four stories in which a mythical character, Hiram, las some difficulties with our conflictinir stain l:iws. Bandit Gets $540. in Robbery Here Diamond Cafe Robbed at 2 a. m. Thursday by Negro Hijacker The Diamond Cafe, located at Third and Elm streets, was held .up by a lone bandit at 2 a. m. Thursday and robbed of approximately ?540 of which ail was cash except about 11 dollars in checks. "Iho bandit was described as a negro, aged about 40, who -walked into the cafe when Johnny Marryman, night manager, was alone. The negro displayed a $20 bill and asked for a package of cigarettes. A',s Marryman stooped to make change, the negro removed his hat and pulled a pistol. "Bring it all up with you and put it in my hat—and also what you have in the cash register," the negro was quoted us saying, commanded. Marryman did as After the negro obtained the money he backed out of the door and fled toward the L. A. railroad tracks. Police made a search of the. vicinity but found no trace of the negro. Earl Jarvis, manager of the cafe, said Thursday afternoon that the money belonged to both the cafe and also to a bus company. The 'cafe is headquarters for a bus station. The_loss is partly "covered by ins nce. ' ' '. ' ' -'. '>'••• '•;*• /ance. Police gave out the description of the negro as about 40 years old, height about 5 feet eight inches, weight 140 pounds, wearing a black overcoat and blue hat. France's Conviction of Nazi Diplomats Slayer Uncertain France Noted for Tolerance Toward Political Crimes Grynszpan, Young Polish Jew, Held for Murder of vom Rath DEMAND HIS HEAD But French Jury May Recall Some Nazi Assassinations, Too By MILTON BRONNEB NEA Service Staff Correspondent PARIS, France—The chances are good that the French government fears Herschel Grynszpan's future trial for the murder of Ernst vom Rath, Gorman diplomat, more than the 17- year-old Polish Jewish defendant himself. The fact that vom Rath was attached to the German Embassy in Paris, that the murder took place in the embassy and that the Nazi regime is demanding Grynszpan's head creates a delicate and dangerous situation. The Nazi press and Nazi speakers, O Mrs, Hahn Dies in Chair, a Poisoner Condemned by Jury of 11 Women, All Her Appeals Are in Vain COLUMBUS, O.-W)—The electric chair took the life of Mrs. Anna Marie Halm, 32, _ Wednesday night for the poison murder of Jacob Wagner, aged gardener. Mrs. Hahn, clad in blue pajamas with i brown top, moaned and pleaded as she stumbled to the door of the execu- tio nclwmber and collapsed. She was jicked up and placed in'the chair by two guards and two matrons. " She cried, "Mr. Woodard (the war- len), don't do this to me. Think of my my. Can't you think of mv ha I™ " By HARVEY WERTZ NEA Service Staff Correspondent CLEVELAND—Hiram is a dummy. He sprang from the mind f Dean ierbert F. Goodrich of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and during us life span of three days was in a dozen automobile accidents, sued and was sued for divorce and passed into history after a series of bitter clashes with tax collectors. His story is important. For nothing happened to Hiram that might not ®- Hiram thought he'd be safe back in Oliio. the United States, to any married couple and to any one who pays taxes. State boundary lines—which mean ittle to most people until they get iilo court—play an important part in lie story. 7heii those boundaries loom pi'ii to nny juitimiobilc driver in large in legal procedure, as Hiram's adventures proved to more than 500 lay. Can t you think of my baby. Seated in the chair, the accused joison slayer of four men spread out icr arms to Ihc wiuiesses and mumped, "Isn't there anybody who will iclp me? Is nobody going to help lie?" She beckoned, "Father, come close," o Ihc chaplain, the Rev. John Sullivan. He intoned with her the Lord's prayer. In the midst of the recital, the current was applied. Federal District Judge Moll G. Underwood denied shortly before the execution her attorneys' plea for a writ of habeas corpus, holding there were not sufficient grounds for interference with her sislence. Mrs. Halm's attorneys then went to her cell for a last visit, accompanied by Warden James C. Woodard. With tears streaming from his eyes, Warden Woodard went to his office 20 minutes later. A chaplain took Mrs. Halm's son Oscar, 12 to the prison chapel. wv»» x.iikui i-o I.M \j VKU UU J11U1 U 11 lull »)UU f./r U \ *--•• Cleveland lawyers who heard his I , rs ' Halm was accused of killing story in the three-day Law Institute' , "!' me | 1 *° gam mo "ey after losing held in Cleveland under Dean Goodrich's direction. Dean Goodrich is an authority on the conflict of laws and the author of a widely read book on the subject. Vexatious Vacation A vacation trip from his home in Ohio to Michigan started Hiram's adventures on the first day of the institute. Hiram had an accident in Michigan despite the excellent back seat driving of his wife. Michigan was chosen as the state for Hiram's difficulties because of its attraction as a vacation land, and not because of eny quirks in the.law. "Hiram spent his vacation, 'then returned to Ohio," Dean Goodrich related. "Mid-October he received a registered letter requesting his presence in Michigan as defendant in a law suit. His own lawyer in Ohio told him not to worry, lie was in Ohio now, away from the Michigan courts. "Hiram didn't worry. The Michigan courts granted a judgment of ?500 (Continued on Page Three) bets on horse races. Governor Davey, in refusing to intervene, termed Mrs. Hahn a "cold blooded" killer. The jury of 11 housewives and one man, after a month's trial, said a poison saturated pocketbook taken from Mrs. Hahn the day of her arrest clinched their belief in her guilt. Falling Tree-Top Kills Man Near Murfreesboro MURFREESBORO, Ark—(/Pi-Archie Jackson, 45-year-old farmer, was killed instantly late Wednesday in a timber tract three miles south of here when struck by a fulling tree-top. Jackson and a helper, both employed by a logging contractor, were engaged in felling trees. One of the large trees, in fulling, struck an adjacent dead tree, knocking the top from the dead timber onto Jackson. His neck was broken. Survivors include his widow, three sons and three d:iiinhters. Moro Giafferi is a plucker of heart strings.' not content with making 500,000 Gernan Jews the victims of their wrath over the murder, are saying that noth- ng less than the deatli penalty for the boy will satisfy them. The mere fact hat Moro Giafferi, most famous of Parisian criminal lawyers, has been approached with a view to defending 3rynszpan has caused the Nazis press o turn its mud batteries upon the dis- inguished advocate. As things stand, a jury in France night find one of four verdicts: 1 Vlurder with sentence to the guillo- ine. 2. Lesser degree of crime, with entence to prison. 3. Insanity, with confinement in an asylum. 4. Acquittal. Even if convicted of the crime the boy's youth may save him from the extreme penalty. There is no indication that the French government will try to bring pressure upon the jurors. Even so there is no assurance that a French jury would meekly obey. The French are a highly political people. French juries are apt to look upon some assassinations as political deeds and to acquit the accused. Two famous cases have not yet been forgotten. Jean Jaures, noted orator and leader of the French Socialist party was one of those who, in the stormy days of June and July, 1914, tried to prevent war. But at the same time he said: ' "If our country is menaced, we will be the first at the frontier to defend her. Those patriotic words were forgot ten. Only his pacifism was remembered. So. on July 31, 19H, on the very eye of French troop mobilization, while sitting in- a cafe, Jaures was assassinated by a fanatical youth. Five years later tli&t criminal was acquitted The jury considered it a political affair General S. Petliura was one of the evil figures who came into prominence during the World war. When Czaristic Russia broke up, Peiliura made himself Hetman of the Ukraine. His soldiers outraged the women, murdered Herschel Grynszpan hides his face as detectives lead him from a Paris police station. Middle Class Is Backbone of U.S. DesMoines (Iowa) Editor Pays Tribute to the American Farmer NEW YORK—(/P)—America's business giants, gathered here for a congress of American industry, took lime out from the roar of production and distribution problems Thursday to listen to a true individualist—the farmer. W. W. Waymack, editor of the Des- Moines Register and Tribune, out in the farm belt, asserted that democracy depends upon a large, secure middle class, "and the backbone of that class still. is the individual farmer." Hull Trade Pacts Hit NEW YORK—(/Pj—A bitter "revolt" by industrialists opposed to the Hull reciprocal trade agreement program developed in committee rooms Thursday, according to leaders participating in the discussions, and threatened to disrupt the Nationla Association of Manufacturers' 1939 program of cooperation with the government. the men, and committed, wholesale thefts. His particular victims were the (Continued on Pnpe Throe) MIND Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. Pat. 0«. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then check against the authoritative answers below: 1. Who makes the first move in gift giving between a man and a girl? 2. Should a girl ever give a man she is dating an expensive gift? 3. If a man whom a girl is try- i'-g to get rid of sends her a gift through the mail, is it necessary for her to write and thank him? 4. Is the phrase "We exchange gifts" a gracious one? 5. Is it always necessary to give a gift to a person who gives you one? ' Whut would you do if— You know that some of your friends will remember you with Christmas gifts—but this year you feel as though you can't afford to give to anyone but your family— (tt) Ask the friends not to give anything? <b> Let them do as they wish, but decide that you will not remember them with gifts? id Do something for them that lakes time, but very little money—like making home made candy? Answers 1. The man, always. 2. No. 3. Yes. If the gift is an expensive one, she should return it to him, with a note—thaking him but saying she can't accept it, 4. No. 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" so- llllit'H— It.'), Cotton Estiihati Reduced Slightly Report Thursday 12,008,00 Bales— Month Ago 12,137,000 WASHINGTON - Department of Agriculture reported Thursday that this year's cotton crop was estimated at 12,008,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight, compared w i21htW— Iis-?8'g6 weight, compared with 12,137,000 bales forecast a month ago, and 18,946,000 bales produced a year ago. The Arkansas acre-yield was put at 269 pounds, with an estimated production of 1,340,000 bales. To Break Ground for New Hospital State Rushes Plans to Qualify for Huge Grant byPWA LITTLE ROCK — (IP} — .Chairman Toseph M. Hill of the State Sanatoria 3oard suggested Thursday that contracts for excavation work on all proposed new builduigs at the Booneville plant be let before January 1 to get in under the PWA deadline and prevent the loss of part of the 5948,071 federal grant. The federal agency has advised the state that failure to start construction on all proposed buildings by Jan-' uary 1 would result in the loss of allocations for individual projects not started. After Comptroller J. O. Goff reported that the March special session act setting up the building fund would bring only about 5860,000, in comparison to the 51,200,000 appropriated, Governor Bailey said it might be necessary to abandon plans for building some units not vitally necessary. France Is Aroused • by Reports Italy on Spanish Border French Police Clash With-3 Rioting Italians in Tunis, Africa HAND OF GERMANY? France Fears 'Secret '4 Agreement Between Germany and Italy' , \ PARIS, France—W-rConcern spread '^1 in France Thursday on reports'from/ f the Spanish frontier that Italian troops T '4 were concentrating in insurgent Spain within easy striking distance of'' France. ' * The reports, which lacked official- confirmation, said the asserted Italian troop movement had begun November ' 22 and were still incomplete. • >' Reports also spread that Germany ' and Italy were unffing to enforce Italy's territorial demands on Frances. Rioting in Tunis TUNIS, Tunisia-(fl>}-Police clashed with 100 Italian citizens and arrested '' scores in -this French protectorate »; Thursday when Italians attempted to \ demonstrate in support of Fascist'' claims on Tunisia, •> Despite the contniued disorders the tension growing out of the Italian cam- f; paign for French territory around the ' Mediterranean officials insisted .that", reports showed "everything quiet" on i C L the border between Tunisia J and ' l'| Italian Libya. -... ?• ,**• Italians Make Threats J • •, ,''* KOIiE, Italy^ff^The ItalfaiT'con-.'fj suligeneral in Tun|sia'.was~saidLin' diS .-3 .Thursday to have warned France'that -• Tunisian Italians would "take me'as-ijl ures of legitimate .defense" if demon- *' strations are continued against them, Jap Reply to U. S. TOKYO, Japan—(^—Foreign Min- , . ister Hacniro Arita was reported by '<| the Japanese news agency to have told " the United States and British ambassadors Thursday that "it may be necessary to revise the principles of equal opportunity and the open ddor in f^hivn » in China. 7 Miners Killed in Slide of Rock New Disaster Strikes Asbestos Mine in Canada Wednesday THETFORD MINES, Quebcc-CCa- nadian Press)—Seven miners were killed by a rock slide in tho Bell Asbestos mine here two hours after a dynamite blast Wednesday night Cotfc on NEW ORLEANS. - (/p) — December cotton opened Thursday at 8.55 and closed at 8.50. Spot cotton closed quiet four points lower, middling 8.42. Crash Mars the Funeral of Queen One Killed as House Falls ri Capital City of Norway OSLO Norway-(/P>-One person was killed and seven injured Thursday when the roof of a small building collapsed during the. funeral of Queen Maud here Thursday. The building had been used as a vantage point to watch the funeral cortege for Norway's English-born queen. Philippines Swept by Typhoon, Many Homeless MANILA, P. I._</p)_A terrific typhoon swept over several provuices of southeast Manila Thursday, leaving thousands homeless, causing floods over a wide area, and disrupting com. muncations. Meager reports listed 19 dead. 1 A Shopping Poys l*t Till Christmas IS CofiR€Or/ANDTUAT& ' ' HAP T OOKING BACK TO CHRIST-^MAS 14 YEARS AGO— The new crossword puzzle craze had Americans groggy. . . . Photos were being transmitted across Atlantic for first time. . . . Chicago gangsters lavished lead and lilies on gang leader Pion O'Banion. . . . Jazz operas and jazz ballets were popular in the east. . . . Salaried people were burning over publication of income tax lists. . . . Death of Sam CSompers marred holiday merriment.

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