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^ fsr - ^•^r VV -~f~^ rlfV ~~*myr. i A>KANSA B«ck-©Mhe-M«nth Combined Operations: COMMANDOS ._ - - duuMMittrtRUMfV''!'t 1 '!"****^" pi *jTKA — ii,, i*j ope Star ~ ' rtfk* ot Hop«.A df March 3, l«97. AMottefed Press Newspaper Enterprise Aas'n (Afcray* r By city, coftter, per wee* d Nevada, Howard, Miller ana «urtl«. 13.50 p*r year; else $6,30. A»M«Mt«4 Pten: the Press b ^l*^""*"!* 1 ,,' for rtpubltortlon 0« all news d s "edited to ft or not otherwls SSdittd In this paper and also the loco ' news published herein. They bore down on a weak spot and in an hour the redoubt fell; A few men got across a» a time They huddled under shelter . •I wonder if my dad will trust me with the car after the war!" Hetlenel A*rertl»lni *«prw«ntot)Y fkMMi DettlCf, Inc.: Memphis, Term . ; BKkBuWino;/Chicdoo, 400 North M,ch ' fcdn Avenue; New York City, 292 MaJiso ?ve"; Detroit Mich.. 2841 W. Grand Bivd ''t.Oktohoma dry. 414 Terminal IBdo.; New Orleans, 722 Union St.. U. S. supplies of citronella oil were cut off when Japan seized the eastern tropics (jl limit •""•••""' and mortars found his range, BvGalbraifh SIDE GLANCES ^^i-^SaS ^$=3r^~7Hs «Bn^tX!L ta ,»* =^=^=-^-— c 535s* =s?- ~ - ^ -< p ™'°" • "?:: •;":::"-»—'•«— * - ~-—- — ?- r^r±^±^^ c ...l. p ...,*........»^.-'.-"-"-'""- T '" _ • -_ „.. 1 B WSIIJn™, By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople OUT OUR WAY "PUNNY BUSINESS Bv Hershberger ONiEOPOUVi OLDEST OOMESTIC PETG.PRA1SHD BV ZOROASTER, BODDHA ONE ROOM AM 1 / 5AME MONEY WITH BLINDS A BUT MOT TK OSJ \MlAENS 1 6. ARE. VJH SUPPOSED TO v 1 b^ ^sH;:d^iM E> SERVICE. INC. T. M. REC. O. S. PAT: OFF "He musl be worrying about something—I've never those'ftray hairs before!" "Hang this in the dining room nnd serve gravy—we're ' short of meat again!" By Walt Disney Donald Duck By Leslie Turne« Money's Worth Wanted WoihTubb* WELL, IF VOO't?E SHORT OF A\R BASE AHEAD J LON6 AS YOU FEEL CHEATEP, WHAT SAY WE <20POWN STAIRS AMP SAY HELLO WITH MACHINE 6UMS?] Thimble Theater "A Man Without Friends!" The Getaway YOU SKI YOU'RE INrtOCEKfTOI RCBKJW W 1 CAUGHT ' ESCAPED' LET TAKE FROM THE TOP „ BRANCHES, MAMA -1 FEEL HI' By Edpar Martin loot> and Her Buddie* By V. T. Homlin Where Are They? T GOTTA GET BUS.V CHAStM \ EM m£ AMESS OFDIMOSAJJR3) >M • / VJHOOEY/TH1S M.WN DOES MAKE ME GSy FOE A SPEU..' WELL, AMWJAV I'VE ,OT THESE JAP BACK TO MOO/ By Chic Young And With Butter! Pays to Advertis Freeklei and His Friend* AMP PICCALILLI AMP HAM AK!P SAUSASE AMP MAYOJSJAISE AMP- —SARPINESAMPFRIEP/if STOP IT EfifiSANPCORUEP-BEEFjk STOP IT/ ,-^,-r, Sf y ou ' R p KILLIM SEMeMBER TMOSE BIG SAWDWlCHES VOUUSEPTO 1 MAKE BEPORE THE WAR, ViTU ROAST-BEEP AKIp CWEES6 AMP THERE'S KJOT MUCH ICE-BOX -N,. BCTTEP.TMAM THE PRODUCT. THE SCHOOL JAG.OSSIE : AMD HECTOR. AMP PEANUT BUTTER ANPOMIOMS / IMG OUR SHOW/ ,vr,~.~ HOLDING UPT^E WORKS/- ' Ex-Champion Fighters Rubs Old Ladies' Hands in War he Editors Note: An old llmf '®'~ fighting mah has shown up on n new fighting front. Tom m-nnor, special corraspontlcnt who Is writing the human in- crest side of the wnr for the United Press, tells i n n, c (•„,. "wing dlspalch of how he bumped into Fidel LnBm-bn former flyweight champion of the world. In Italy. Trennor's dispatches will be carried by the United Press as often as the northward profiress of the pormits n tin soldier." That's all Fidel cnn expect out of this war. He's an old man now, (ells me. Fidel's 38. By TOM TREANOR United Press Special Correspondent Naples, NOV. —UP-- "Well " ladic>s ' Poor Fidel. U used to be the roar ° \ C M r °,^ fls f01 ' him - In P C " C C he could thrill to backing the other man to the ropes, pounding him, fraxy with t hc excitement, half stunned by t| lo counter-punching the while fjlare of thc ring wi h I'KMls on his rugged body. Now he's gone lo wnr and the biggest drama he has is rubbing old ladies' hands in an air raid shelter in the cold and dark of Naples nights. That's more what war is like than any. battle account you've ever read. To the average GI who doesn t get into combat, war is Ihe biggest bust in history. _ But Fidel's got 'em nearly all lopped. Kidel La Barba. of course former world's champion flyweight boxer. Life has never had less ex- cllemenl for him since he's gone overseas and especially since he's arrived in bloody Italy. "These lillle air raids," he said disgustedly, "(hey aren't enough lo scare a man. I go down into the , nicovero and it's full of old ladies trembling like a leaf. They shake until you think they're going to die on you. I rub their hands and talk ,^lo them because I speak Italian well. My parents came from llaly But what does thai make ine? I'm \vhai sort of home could yaw re build after afir«? Better check uo with Roy Anderson & Company Phone 810 Hope, Arkansas INSURANCE Thiit's not so old." I said. 'How old :ire you?" ho asked 'I'm 35." 'You're dead," h6 said. \ He illustrated how dead everybody over 27 is. "People used to know my name " he said. "I guess with mo having been champion, people are bound to know It. But these people In the nrmy have heard of me but likely not. I'll tell you how it is. if tlu>y do know me, it's n surprise, ,i plcnsnnt surprise." It seems not too long ago thai Fidel retired from the ring. "In 1932," he snid. "Do you remember when that was'.' Different world. The last generation never knows what a war is like. They don't know anything about the last generation. It's human nature." Fidel's been kind of the Gene Tunny type — he went in for literature and I think he made more of a go of it than Tunnoy although Tunney got more publicity. Fidel wrote for a magazine successfully and then worked for six years at 20th Century-Fox as a member of Darryl Zunuck's advisory board of stories. That's when he first grcsv n mustache. They had him grow it so he'd look older. It doesn't so much make him look older as it makes him look different than he used to look. In those days Fidel was traveling In fast company. He's just one of the boys now — after 13 months in the army and eight months overseas he's risen to corporal. It burns him a bit, loo. "I'm always meeting people I used to know at Stanford," he said. "They say, 'Why Fidel!' I've never met one yet who's been less than a captain." He figures it's a miracle he's overseas at all, however, in any capacity. He lost his left eye as a result of boxing injuries. The air forces have more or less made a job for him as special service representative which, as Fidel described it, means that he goes around swiping records, "V-mail" stationery, magazines and ping- pong equipment for his unit in the 12lh Air Support Command. All the other special service men arc officers, which throws him at a disadvantage in any lineup. He says they resent him a bit. He seems to resent them, too. So that's even. But I'll put my money on Fidel for getting more equipment. As he ox- plains it, "You can steal stuff a little easier if you'rp an enlisted man. An officer's got to be more on his dignity, I can go.to an army depot and be assigned 15 books. I carry 12 of them out the first load, then I come back and get fourteen more. If the bozo on duty asks me what I'm doing, I say 'I just got a couple of loads more and then I'll be through.' I got 150 books that way 1A ARKANSAS Jap Sub to Be Shown in Prescottand,Hope This Friday; Admission Is by Purchase of War Bonds tit'. once. They don't punish you in the nrmy for stealing stuff like that so long as it's for your men and no for yourself." It's more like finding than steal ing, I guess. Fidel just finds more stuff than other people. But it still isn't like the war he read about in books. As far Fidel is concerned, war is a prcttj lame proposition compared to peace — rubbing old ladies' hands in air raid shelters. Poor Hidcl! CODFISH POWDER Popular food of the natives o the Faroe Islands is fish dust, made by drying codfish until it is as hare as stone and then beating il inU a dusty powder with a hammer. There is one ship of the Japanese Navy that is fighting every day against the warlords of Japan who built it. Thai is the two-man suicide submarine which will bo exhibited in Prcscoll and Hope on Friday, November 18, on a War Savings tour of the 48 states. The submarine will appear in Prescott late Friday afternoon, probably from 4:30 to 5:30 o'clock, and will come to Hope about 0:30, remaining here overnight. The only requirement for view- Public Sale I Will Offer for Public Sale at My Farm One-Half Mile bast and One-Fourth Mile North of Spring Hill Friday, November 19, 1943 My Personal Property, Commencing at 1 O'clock 1 Pair Mules, Weight 2,000 Ibs. 1 Meat Hog 40 Head Chickens John Deere Middlebuster Oliver Breaking Plow Oliver Cultivator Oliver Single Plow Section Harrow Gee Whiz Harrow John Deere Planter Set Harness Peter Shutler Wagon John Deere Turning Plow Lot Peanut and Bermuda Grass Hay Some Fodder 2 Cook Stoves 1 Safe 1 Cupboard 3 Bedsteads Hoes, Sweeps, Forks and many other articles too numerous to mention, Will Offer My Farm of 40 Acres for Sale Terms Can Be Arranged W. J. WUERTZ, Owner SIUS SANFQKB, Auctioneer ing the sub at close range is the purchase of War Bonds by adults, or War Savings Stamps by children, which Ihe buyers may keep. Bonds and Stamps will be on sale at the submarine stand, which will be erected downtown in Hope, probably on Main street. On the night before December 1, HM1. this 81-foot submarine tried to sneak into Pearl Harbor to launch its two torpedoes at an American warship and then blow up its 300-pound charge of nitroglycerine against another. However, this little pigboat did not get lo market; it lost its way, supposedly because of a faulty compass, and was captured inlact on a reef. Now the U. S. Treasury has borrowed il from Iho Navy and is using it to spark War 'Savings sales across the country, to raise money to buy torpedoes lo fire at To.jn and ships lo shoot them. The Japanese sneak boat has already become the country's star nlesinan of War Stamps and Bonds, with some ,. millions of dollars worth to its credit since it started on tour at San Francisco last Navy Day, October 27. sub had to surface, helpless to escape. The two torpedoes were loaded from the outside and sel lo explode upon contact with an enemy ship. Compressed air, at 5,000 pounds pressure, discharged the standard Japanese Navy 18-inch torpedoes, 18 feet long and weighing 1750 pounds each. These have been replaced with dummy warheads, since only Ihe from' of thc nose shows, anyway, and there was no sense in carrying a useless 3500 pounds of concealed torpedoes on the overland tour. Hollywood By ROBBIN COONS in the control room beneath the conning tower, navigated the sub, fired the torpedoes and finally was to set off the 300-pound nitroglycerine charge which was to blow him, his one-man crew, and his submarine to the flowery kingdom- an American warship come and with them. Until last September, the stripped hull of it waij sitting on concrete Mocks in thc-ynrd of thc Submarine Busc at Pearl Harbor, a silent re- ninder of the American Navy's worst hour. When the Treasury isked to borrow it for a bond tour, I was transported to Mare Island favy Yard. California, in the fore- leek of a big freighter, and there •cfiltod. in lighter materials, so hat it looks ready to sail again on Is letihal mission. There were 104 heavy-duty stor- ige batteries in four banks which 'urnishcd power for an electric motor; -those heavy batteries have jeen replaced by light, hollow eplicas and the motor was not re>laced. Thus the weight of some 35 ojis has been cut in half, for haul- ng around the country. Even now, t is one of the heaviest loads ever aided by truck over American ighwavs, weighing, with its trac- or-trailer, over 75,000 pounds. A dual-geared drive shaft from he motor spun two three-bladed ropellers. one behind the other, in pposite directions, to lessen torque nd help keep the submarine on an ven keel in the water. II has no dual keel to keep it from rolling i a sea; only the weight of the heavy batteries and motor in the bottom of il kept it upright. Certainly il would have been a seasick ship in a rough sea. When a big submarine encounters heavy weather, it can dive and stay down below the waves until the storm subsides. This two-man submarine was not designed to go below 15 feet; its welded .steel skin is only a quarter of an inch thick and could not stand the pressure below a few fathoms. The heaviest part of the hull is only three-eighths inch steel. Its cruising range was 150 to 200 miles, its surface speed 14 knots, its submerged speed G to 8 knots, and it was designed strictly for a one- way voyage. There is no way to recharge the batteries; when' the energy in them was expended the Diving was done with the hori- fins on the stern,, not by taking on water ballast as standard submarines do. Water was taken in, however, to make up for the loss of weight when a torpedo was fired, and thus preserve balance. Two knife-eciKorl steel braces .in the shape of a figure R guard the nose of the sub. These prevent the warheads of the torpedoes from being exploded by striking some floating object and they also were to cut anti-submarine nets, with which Pearl Harbor was protected. Between the torpedo heads is a heavy sleel prong. This was following. The small subs were- evidently towed behind a mother ship to the target area and then released, never to return. There is only one entrance to the interior, a ISVa-inch hatch on the small conning tower. Even small Japanese would find that a tight squeeze, and they must have had to crawl on hands and knees inside the sub, for the interior clearance between the rib's is only five feet one inch. The submarine was made in three welded sections, the bow, housing the torpedoes and compressed air ejectors and the nitroglycerine demolition charge; the midsection, housing storage batteries, control room and conning tower, and the stern, housing the motor and drive shaft. The three sections are bolted together; at Mare Island they were taken apart so that American workmen could get in to refit the sub. Thirty viewing ports, 8 by 11 inches, were cut into either side of the hull and glazed with plexiglass so that those who buy War Stamps j or Bonds can view the eivlire in- i lerior of Ihe submarine. Steel walkways and stairs, hinged onto either side, arc folded against the hull in transit and let down when the submarine stops for an exhibition. Stamp and Bond booths are staffed by the local War Savings Committee and there's your simple setup for another round of this unique exhibition: A Japanese submarine on wheels raising money to buy torpedoes, submarines, destroyers and even cruisers to fight the fanatics who built it. Hollywood —The commanding officer of an army post up north was presented to the visiting players from Hollywood, just before the show.- He came to a slim, blonde girl with smiling blue eyes and a retrousse nose, and he said: "Oh, I know you. Grace McDonald YQU'.VC been here before." The line could be spoken with truth by any number of commanding officers, near and far from twinkling feet and roguish smile does gel around — her camp appearances numbered 05' before she lost count — and I wouldn't be surprised if she'd been seen by more service men in this country than any other girl in lown. "It's"' Ihe ham in me," she laughs. "I jusl love lo perform." She does. Righl now she's performing in the biggesl role of her career, in the multi-starred story of a U.S.O. overseas tour, "Three Cheers for the Boys." The picture rings in the talents of a glitter crow — Orson Welles, Dietrich, Jounolle MacDonald, Sophie Tucker, Dinah Shore, lo name a few — besides ihe acting cast of Grace, George Raft, Vera Zorina, Charles' Grapewin. Grace has been "loving to perform" since she was a liltln girl of eight, back in Boslon. She studied ballet, drama, voice — so hard she had lo spend nearly two years in bed, part of the lime fearful she might never walk again. Her brother Ray, a year her junior, used lo practice tap routines Ornce who is now auburn-haired did It. 1 would try, slowly at first, ,to imitate him, and little by little I made it." She WHS 15, and Ray 14, when they (earned up in vaudeville as a song and dance act. Their father was u movie trade paper man, their strongest booster and heartiest critic. Grace came to Hollywood from a dancing role in Broadway's "Babes in Arms." Ray had preceded her. was making good headway at M-G-M when the air forces called him. Grace's first picture, "Dancing on a Dime," was her last for n whjje. She likes lo forget it. She hurried back to Broadway and more shows, and this lime when she came to Hollywood she took care to learn something about camera technique. She clicked. Bui wfuil .she really wants to do, after the war, is to team up with brothei- Ray in a dance act again Hollywood — Some years ago Al fred Hitchcock decided that the place to be in thc movies was be hind the camera, and 'today I saw what he meant. He's no fool. Mr. Hitchcock finished a morn ing's work and. after he had kickec off his rubber boots, emerged to go lo lunch looking as neatly presset Jhd dapper as he had at 9 a. m Mr. Hitchcock left behind him as bedraggled and shivering a groui of human beings as ever huddlec in blankets. . This hot stove league was com posed of people who, unlike Hitch cock, earned their money out in front of the lenses. Thc picture was "Lifeboat." The setting was 20lh Century-Fox's private ocean, the big tank out on the back lot. The scene was one in .which the lifeboat, already adrift for three wcelcs with eight survivors of a lor pedoed ship, takes its worst beating and is all but submerged. Hitch cock, his camera on a platform over the water, was taking close-ups That meant that doubles, ordinar ily employed lo spare the stars the risk of injury in such scenes, were out. Miss Tallulah Bankhead, dry, stepped into the boat in water up to her knees, began splashing her ••elf, finally held her nose and ducked, and came up looking au thentically wet. Hume Cronyn John Hodiak, Mary Anderson, am Canada Lee — other occupants of that end of the boat — drenchec themselves similarly. And then Hitchcock, dry behind the camera, gave the signal. Big wooden rollers pushed the quiet water into swelling motion Wind machines blasted, catching the rising waves and filling the ail with spray. The boat rocked and shuddered, and Hodiak worked madly at the .pump. Another signa from Hitchcock, and tons of water, from a wooden reservoir high beside the set, crashed down over the boat in a mountainous wave which sent Tallulah sprawling. On signal from Hilchock, the storm died -instantly. Tallulah stood, smiling gamely, shivering. Then they did it again, and again, and again. And Hitchcock, dry, called "Lunch." We caught Cronyn, wet but blanketed, on his way to the hot stove league. Mr. Cronyn opined that he had never been wetter. Miss Anderson, whose costume had been ripped and/torn by her "three weeks" aboard, had a little pink rayon showing through one rip. "If anything more happens to this costume," she said, "they'll have lo change Ihe litle to 'Down to the Sea in Slips'." Hitchcock, taking off his rubber boots, said he wasn't wet a bit. "I," he said, "am on the right side of the camera." Washington By JACK STINNETT Washington This Is a book review, thai doesn't belong in the literary supplements. No sooner hud the military powers said that we could resume talk about the weather than out came Ray Tannehill's 200-page "Weather Around the Duck Soup Bucklin, Mo. — The shell shortage doesn't worry Willard Finney and Gerald Appc-1, 12-0-year - old lunlers. They brought down a duck with their bow and arrow. Paper-Saver Mexico City -Oral instead of written examinations will be given in the future at Mexico City public schools, says Roberto T. Bonilla, assistant education minister. in her bedroom, "and that," says It's the paper shortage. tvan opus, World. Tannehill, in spite of his pontifical title (he's chief of the division of synoptic reports and forecasts in No, 1 Weatherman Francis W Reichelderfer's Weather Bureau here) is just a very pleasant fellow that likes to talk about the weather, even as you and I. And what a job he does when he starts talking about it. He slows down in his stride to explain a nimboslratus, a cumulonimbus, crepuscular rays and the difference between a climatologist and a monsoon, but 99 per cent of the time he just talks about the wealthier like a couple of bald Joe Doakes over the backyard fense on a sultry evening. However, what Tannehill talks about is the weather of the world and that may run his book into the best seller lists. He unearths such facts as: in summer the temperature of the war in some parts of the tropical Pacific reaches 90 degrees and in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, 94 to 90 degrees. In spite of that, he explains, the air in these tropical waters feels cold to those constantly exposed to it and cites Eddie Rickenbucker's experience on a reft, while drifting around the Pacific; Waves slopped into the raft at night felt like buckets of ice water, although it -was probably far above 70 degrees. He trots out such little interesting items as these: In Bagnio, the well-known resort and gold mining town in the Philippines, they once had 46 inches of rain in one day in Jamaica, where we now have bases, 96.5 inches fell in four days; and in Formosa, where the Japs Traveling Mouse Has Been Pet Two Years London wv- Possibly one 'o?', the smallest pets in the armed forces of the United Nations Is a mouse which has been the constant, companion of L-A.C, M.A.E. Hor 1 - sley of London for two years. "I have always.had a penchant fof mice," said Airman Horsley. "We started companionship in London, journeying together lo many parts of Canada and over the border to Detroit." UNMARKED LANDMARK Fraunce's Tavern, where the Sons of the Revolution made their h adquarlers, is the oldest house still standing in Manhattan. Brooklyn has a small cottage, at the corner of Avenue- V and C3d street, which is many years older, but unmarked. ' •• L_ 4f trained for their attack on Manila, *fi- there once was 81.5 inches in three >?il days. He explains the siroccos of Italy, Malta, and Sicily; the simoons'of ' Africa Syria and Arabia; the mistrals of Marseilles, the boras of the Balkans, and Ihe foehns of the European mountains — all winds that will be as familiar to our boys over there as a winter nor'wester or a Rocky Mountain chinook. - • Tannehill fills in wich charts that tell you month to month what the weather is likely to be not only over all the land areas of the world but also on the oceans. 1 Tannehill has written a book that will be of much service and maybe comfort to a lot of us in this gldbal war, but he also has tossed off a ( «>'J non-technical work on weather that is likely to become one of the most* thumbed-over reference tomes in the libraries of the armchair generals. What I started out to say was that the genial Mr. Tannehill is one fellow who really HAS done some-! thing about the weather. , ' Helpful Tricks in Saving Used Pars TAKE ANY TIN CAN and tie cheese-cloth loosely over top. Or set an old strainer on top, and leave it there. Add every drop of- kitchen fats you can no longer use for cooking. Or just throw fats into can unstrained, and when can is full, strain the whole lot at once into another can. PLEASE HELP! Used fats no matter how black are needed desperately for ammunition and for medicines. Save them in a tin can, not glass. Any kind of can will do, Rush them to your meat dealer. Start doing it today, won't you? J Aft proved by War Production Hoard. Paid I or by Industry. «*»< And Its Good Work If You Can Get It Memphis, Term.(/Pi—James Hos- Uins. Negro porter, lot a greeting card from Hie President and went down lo undergo his army physical. He was asked what branch oC the service he preferred. "Well, I'll tell you," said Hoskjns, "I'd like to enlist in the Sergeants' Corps." TICE At Auction All Buildings and Equipment Located At Old CCC Camp 6 Miles South of Hope Monday, November 22nd Sale Stwts at 10 O'Clock By the American Legion I m

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