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WotVd-Wlde News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Stor of Hope, 1899; press, 1927 Consolidoted January 18, 1929. Star The Weather ^ ARKANSAS — Fair to cloudy end ,-1 warmer Tuesday night and WedrteS-.' 'j. '<? HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1941 fAP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY ' uick Labor Legislation! — . • - _ ..... ^^1^^ '$&&_ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN •^ The Law of the Jungle But Japan Invoked It In a statement published throughout the American press last week-end a noted old Japanese admiral, now retired .JMobumasa Suyetsugu, attempted to state Japan's position by fogic rather than by facts. Said he: "Let us change positions. Sup- tj posing Japan had tried to interfere with Washington's policies regarding affairs on the Amer, ican continent, which is jusl what V Washington is insistently doing to- Reds Advance 62 Miles on Rostov Front Mighty Counter Offensive Said to ^ Hove Pushed Germans Back MOSCOW — (/P)— Russian forces on the extreme southeast front have ad* Danced in some sectors west of Rostov as much as 100 kilometers (62 miles) in powerful counter assaults against the Germans, the Red Izvestia said Tuesday. newspaper "After artillery and air prepara- the Soviet troops took the of- and attacked," the newspaper said. The Russians then sent infantry and calvary forces pouring into the battle and rushed them through front line posts while the Germans tried in vain ;'1o put up a -wall of-'ejiplqsivespRusr' sian accounts said. "Vilent artillery duels broke out in n number of sectors," the newspaper said. The Germans after suffering heavy losses, described as enormous, were declared to be transferring new troops to the threatened area, • However, the Russians continued to advance Monday morning even after the German reinforcements were thrown into the conflict, the report ,-said. "The aflvance still is continuing," the newspaper reported. .Mining Group Formed Here * Hope, Washington Men Form Company for Minerals I) LITTLE ROCK — (/P)— Articles of incorporation for the Ouachita Min- j erals Corporation, Hope, were filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office. Authorized capital stock is 100 shares without par value, and ,3700 paid in capital . v Incorporalors are: R. D. Franklin, Thomas Kinser, Joe M. Houston, Talbot Feild, Jr., Hope: and George A. Holt and William H. Etter, Washington, (1 New Officer to CQM Proving Ground Staff A new officer on the staff of Major Werner C. Strecker, Constructing jj$uartcrmasler at the Southwestern Proving Ground, is Lieutenant Sam- |uel P. Davalos, who was transferred 'here from Jefferson Proving Ground in Indiana, where he was constructing Quartermaster. A Maine prison warden says young men go to prison 1 to evade the draft. Going 1o the cooler is a queer way to avoid the draft. , jCranium Crackers Shooting at Sea Shotly after President Roosevelt announced the shooting has started, the first U. S. warship sunk in World War II went down *J^n the Atlantic. Here are some questions about the war at sea for you to shoot at. 1. What was the first U. S. de- stroysr sunk in World War II? Who was it named for? .,, 2. What two U. S. destroyers *\vere involved in incidents pre- ceeding this sinking? 3. How many U. S. destroyers were lost in World War I? 4. Did German submarines ever raid close lo U. S. shores in World War I? 5. Where, besides the Atlantic Ocean have U. S. ships been sunk in this war? Answers OH Comic Page, wards Japan regarding Far Eastern problems. "What would Washington say to Tokio, for example, if Tokio said do this or do that with South American problems? Washington would be furious, flatly telling Japan to mind her own business." But in this moment of crisis it is fact, not logic, that we are concerned with—and the facts of the case leave Japan in a most precarious position. In the first place, Admiral Suyet- sugu would have us believe that the clique in Tokio now making threatening gestures toward America represents the government and the people of Japan. But on the facts of the case the American government and its people would be justified in saying, if they wished, that this clique is a mere group of usurpers. Four times, if our memory is correct, the parliament of the Japanese people passed a vote of no-confidence in the government, and four times the Tokio government dissolved the parliament—since when, free speech and press and election have disappeared in Japan. And so Japan is in no position now to call logic to her aid. We are dealing with facts. The No. 1 fact in the quarrel between Japan and the United States is that Japanese armed forces directed by the non- represen,tatvie clique in Tokio have overrun China, a nation in its own right—and America, also acting within her .own rights as a sovereign nation, chooses to befriend China rather thlan Japan. ; 4>Ti'o.-.-2-fa'o4-ift'-lho-Jap-U. S. quarrel is that in every instance where the Japanese have invaded a land with armed forces they have wound up by seizing the business of that land for themselves, expelling the business men of other nations. We grant a nation sovereignty over its own people and its own lands, alone. But Japan is using the words of a logician to cloak the acts of a conqueror—and we arc justified in cutting the debate short. To a people with an American's gfit of acndor it must be obvious by this time that the Tokio clique has tied Japan to the Axis cartwheel more to save their own hides than to help the people of the Japanese empire, who already have four times disown- To a people with an American's gift of candor it must be obvious by this * * * By WILLIS THORNTON Four Thousand Years of Culture Americans, shouts Dr. Robert Ley, Hitler's labor task-master, should establish 4000 years of culture before calling Germans and Italians barbarians. Thanks, afraid we can't wait. A culture is best estimated, it seems to the crude American mind, by its fruits. The fruit of the culture so reverenced by Dr. Ley is now on exhibit throughout all that part of Europe now covered by the "new order," and it's rotten fruit. The United States ought to glory in the fact that it doesn't have 4000 years of such "culture" behind it. Mark Twain slaughtered once and for all the European appeal to the authenticity of age. A caustic Frenchman, thinking to put upstart United States culture in its place, sneered that in hat raw country so little at- tenion was paid to antecedents that scarcely anyone knew who his own grandfather was. Twain admitted the soft impeachment, and added that in France a man was lucky to know who his own father was. Of immediate antecedents of the learned Dr. Ley, we know nothing, and can only trust that he is himself better informed. But of the boast of a 4000-year cultural tradition which bears no better fruit as its culminating glory than Nazism, let us be quite clear that it is a delight to be no part of any such a continuity. The important thing about a cultural inheritance is not "what was it?" but "what are you doing with ifj" To be actively in the midst of the creation of a new culture which we have reason to hope may some day be truly civilized, is far better than to be at the fag-end of a cultural tradition once honorable, bu betrayed and traduced by its present representatives. Behind the roaring of Dr. Ley there is a rustling murmur. It comes from all the great figures of the past, who created the 4000-year-old cultural tradition of which Ley dares to brag, the artists, the writers, the musicians, the statesmen and philosophers. They gaze with blank horror down the corridors of time at the grisly reversion to barbarism being engineered by Dr, Ley and his cohorts. The rustling grows louder. Yes! They are turning over in their graves! AJI-American to Address Football Squad Annual Banquet to Be Held On Eve of Pine Bluff Game The football banquet for the Bobcats, to be given the Hope team a rousing send-off on the eve of their game with Pine Bluff, will be held at the Hotel Henry Wednesday night. The principal speaker is Robert Miles Milwee, University of Arkansas all-Americnn in 1910. Milwee was picked as one of Walter Camp's selections. Milwce's home is Horatio, Ark. Others lo speak are John Griffin, SPG public relations man, E. P. Young of the Hope School Board and E. F. McFaddin, and others. No Special Train Roy Andrcson, spokesman for the Athletic committee of the Hope School board, announced late Tuesday that there would be no special trail to carry Hope fans to the Pine Bluff game. It was indicated that the guarantee required by the railroad was too much. The banquet is being given by the Young Business Men's Association. After a hectic week-end in which the Bobcats blasted North Little Rock's hopes for state championship the Hope team settled down to hard work in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving Day game with ihe Pine Bluff Zebras. $' The Bobcats came out of the game Friday night in fair shape physically and excellant shape mentally as evidenced by the'high spirit shown in practice sessions.-- However to knock off "Pine'Bluff would .be just about more than Hope fans could take in one season. But Friday night's showing against the Wildcats, who were doped to beat Hope by a lopsided score, prove#*hat the Bobcats are capable of another upset if they get the right kind of breaks. The Hope boys are not kidding themselves into thinking that North Little Rock has as good a team as Pine Bluff, although the Wildcats and Zebras tied. While the Wildcats have lost their early season strut, and losing 12-7 to the Bobcats Friday night didn't help them a bit. On the other hand have steadily improved all sea. son. However the Hope High School Band plans to go to Pine Bluff. Governor to Select Sheriff To Confer With Friends on Successor to Curlin LITTLE ROCK - (/P) - Governor Homer M. Adkins scheduled a conference with "friends" for Tuesday afternoon to discuss a successor to Howard Curlin, Crittenden county sheriff who died last Saturday. The Arkansas Democrat said that Burt G. Dickey, planter, was the choice of one delegation already here. "I might take quick action and I might not," said Governor Adkins, adding that he wanted lo talk with some of his friends from that county. $40,000 Fire loss at Searcy Tuesday SEARCY —(£>)— Fire gutted a two- story brick building in the Searcy business district Tuesday causing an estimated damage of $40,000. The building was occupied by the Thompson Hatchery and housed about 1,000 pounds of live poultry, 3 large incubators, a truck and other equipment. The fire was believed lo have started inside the hatchery. The loss was partly covered by insurance. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS O'pen High Lok December.. 15.83 15.98 15,81 January .... 15.86 March 16.11 16.25 16.09 May 16.24 16.36 16.21 July 16.24 16.37 16.24 October .... 16.43 16.47 16.37 NEW YORK December .. 15.77 15.92 15.74 January March 16.U7 16.62 16.04 May 16.17 16.35 16.15 July 16.19 16.38 16.19 October .... 16.20 16.39 16.20 Middling spot 17.14. Close 15.96 15.99 16,23 16.33 16,36 16.51 15,85 15.91 16.16 16.27 16.33 16,34 Tank Battle in Africa Said at Standstill British Sending Up Reinforcements , to Meet Stubborn Resistance * CAIRO —(/T>)— The great tank battle which has been raging for three days on an undefined desert battlefield near Rezcgh began to die down Tuesday as forces of both sides were reduced by heavy casualties, the British reported. Infantry fighting in this region, 10 miles southeast of Tobruk, was intensified as the British poured rein- forecements into the fray from bases cast and south. There was no evidence that fresh troops were being sent into the battle by the Germans who arc gradually being cut off from their supplies by the swift British drive westward along the Mediterranean coast, the British contended. The New Zealand ( forces participating in this drive have smashed farther along the coast toward To- bruk from Gambut which was reported to have been captured by the British Monday. The two cities are about 35 miles apart. Claim 2 Brigades Lost ROME —(/P)— Italian and German forces in Libya have wiped out the second British brigade in two-days in the North African battle of tanks and are "liquidating" a large part of British armored forces caught in pockets, the Italians reported Tuesday. The high command announced that the British 22nd armored brigade, was destroyed Monday in the Bire- Igobi zone in the Libyan desert at the.end of, the encircling move begun last Sunday. The Italians reported the capture of many British prisoners and said the ground was strewn With burned-out British tanks. An authoritative Italian source added that Bardia was still in Italian hands and said a British report that Axis forces had been cut off, and caught were false. He also termed fantastic an unofficial British claim that 15,000 prisoners had been taken. "On the contrary a large part of the British armored forces are caught in pockets," the source indicated. SPG Work Is Half Finished Quartermaster Says Proceeding on Schedule The old adage that well begun is half finished should have double significance at the Southwestern Proving Ground this week where the job of building this huge ordnance testing plant is half complete according to project officials. Construction work moves into the final half of the schedule with a creditable performance record established. Major Werner C. Strecker, Constructing Quartermaster, in discussing the work stated, "When this project was started the War Department was furnished a schedule of construction showing how we planned to build this project and how we would prosecute the undertaking. Today we are operating at the exact stage of completion which was anticipated in the beginning. Much has been accomplished since 1he inception of the job that does not show on casual inspection. A great deal of work which went into initial preparation of the project is now an asset to building activities. Roads have been built to the extent of some sixty-five miles which will speed the last half of the building program. The installation of utilities, now almost complete, will also help to expedite many phases of the remaining work. Employment at the project last week was at the highest point in the history of the job with close to 7,000 people employed on the project as a whole. Several factors point toward an increased tempo in the work. With much of the construction to be finished, consisting of building erection work and completion of facilities for which foundation work is complete, project officials feel that progress can be controlled more readily from now on. Before drainage, excavation and similar work was completed, progress was largely a matter of weather conditions. Much work of this nature stopped completely when subjected to heavy rains. „ looking back over the completed work, Major Strecker pointed out that many factors had favored the construction. He mentioned the lack of time losses due to labor difficulties, (Continued on Page Five) Army Accepts SO New Trainer Planes © Rep. Ramspeck f JUT 1 to Draw Up, Present Bill ,•*<•:$$$ *m trW Arbitration Board:^ to Hold First ;'l* Meeting in New ,, York Wednesday British Try •p^'Hv-'v , •. ..-*•' . -• ,,..,,„, Landing Troops Small Party Attempts to Land in Occupied France BERLIN—(/P)—The German high command for the first time mentioned an English attempt to set foot on occupied French soil Tuesday saying the British tried to Inad from boats Sunday and were repulsed with heavy losses. Although the high command did not give the number, size or type involved in the operation, authorized sources belittled the incident by saying the whole affair involved a mere 50 men. (The British said the Normandy coast was the scene of the foray and that the only casualty was one man who was struck in the army by a machine gun bullet.) 13 Countries Sign With Axis Anti-Comintern Pact Renewed for Five Years ... BERLIN — (/P)— The anti-Comin- tern pact sponsored by Germany was renewed for 5 years and broadened to include 13 signatures in a ceremony in which Foreign Minister von Rib- bentrop declared that the Western Democracies had become assistants to Communism. "Following the gigantic event in the East Communism, without a doubt has received a blow from which it will never recover," he declared, adding that there was still much work to be done before Communistic activity would completely be banished from the earth. Postoffice to Close Thanksgiving Day The Hope Postmaster announced Tuesday that the postoffice would be closed Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Mail will be dispatched in boxes as usual and rural mailcarriers who observed Thanksgiving last Thursday will distribute as usual. Cotton Ginned in County For Short A U. S. Department of Agriculture survey for Hempstead county shows that up to November 14, 7,412 bales of cotton had been ginned in the county as compared with 12,097 for the same period in 1941. A Thought Iron sharpened! iron; so a man sharpenetb the counternance of his friend.—Proverbs 27:17, " NEA Service Telephoto At top are some of the fifty North American Aviation trainers waiting outside the plant at Grand Praric, Texas for army ferry pilots to fly them away as the factory makes largest mass delivery in its history. In the lower photo. Maji.jjDanicl White (seatccl), Air, Corps,Resident Representative at the platit, checks "out ferry pilots on'ttic'lr" delivery ''' AT-6A's to Air Corps advanced flying schools. ' New FSA Chief in Arkansas J. V. Highfill, Little Rock, Replaces Hudson Wren J. V. Highfill, Little Rock, assistant regional chief of the Tenant Purchase section of the Farm Security Administration, has been named state director of the FSA in Arkansas, W. M. Sparks county FSA supervisor, announced Tuesday. J. V. Highfill He succeeds Hudson Wren, Arkansas state director since 1939 who has been appointed assistant regional director of the FSA in Region IV, with headquarters in Raliegh, N. C. Sam L. Dameron, state Tenant Purchase specialist, will succeed Mr. Highfill on the regional staff. Mr. Highfill has been prominently identified with agricultural work in Arkansas since his graduation from the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture in 1930. He was with the Arkansas Extension Service from 1930 until September, 1940, when he joined the Farm Security Administration as assistant regional chief of Tenant Purchase. His work with the Extension Service included agricultural agent of Franklin County, 1930-34; assistant extension editor, 1934-35; extension statistician, 1935-37; and extension secretary and specialist leader, March to May, 1937. He was assistant to the Dean and Director of the College of Agriculture, University of Arkansas, 1937-40. He is the author of a number of agricultural publications. Mr, Highfill is a native of Johnson County. He is a member of Theta Kappa Nu social fraternity and of Epsilon Sigma Phi, honorary extension fraternity. He has done graduate work in Rural Econpmics at the Uni(Continued on Page Collations for the Red Cross Total of $2,213.63 Reported Here Tuesday Red Cross chairmen reported collections of ?98.51 here Tuesday morning, boosting the grand total to '?2, 213.63, as the group continued to can vass the county for donations. Donations follow: Previously Reported 52,115.12 Woodmen of the World 5.00 George Laudermilk _ 25 Robert White '. 1.00 F. W. Chance .Z.I. 1.00 Eldon Steadman 1.00 Vernon Osburn _ 50 Elmer Betts _ i.oo Clinton H. Crawford 1.00 W. A. Beesley _ __ 1.00 Troy Kesner 1.00 E. A. Allen .. _. 100 Clyde Clark "__ 1.QQ Willie Brandon ...._ __ 25 J. T. Cannon 25 Enoch Pondexter "'. \25 Arthur Harris Z ^25 Eddie Royal ~ '25 Cleveland Williams _ 25 C. C. Hill _ '25 Oscar Dunlap ,25 Fred Rogers _ ]_""".... '.25 J. H. Kern _ _ ,25 J. R. Steadman _ 1.00 Luther Valentine _..'... I'.QO Dick Brandon _ .25 Louis Hamilton ... _ 25 W. H. Davis Z.7"~ tOO Mrs. H. B. Vineyard llflfl L. G. Kennedy i.oo Ira Bishop ^. [50 Logan Campbell 50 Ruff Yarberry I'QQ C. L. Can- _..."".!"1 00 Paul Yates I..~~ I'M Walter Chance '„". 1.00 Harvey Washington '.' .25 Ambus Dunlap 25 Chas. Stewart .... '.25 Robert Turner '!..._" ^5 Reece Cannon ,25 Kathleen Broach i.oo H. A. Spraggins 1.00 Bertha Sparks 1.00 Zilpha Keith _ i.oo Mrs. Blackie Elliott 1.00 Mary Brunei- 1,00 A. Albritton i.oo Brunei- Ivory Handle Co. .. 5 00 G. L. Cox __ 25 Ed Groves _ _' '25 A. D. Yates I.QQ Lee Valentine 25 Lewis Sandefur ^25 Negro Mrs, Ed D. Mayers ! 1.00 Ed D. Mayers ].,oo Joella Taylor __ 25 Earnest Caine i.flfl Plass Hamilton _ 1.00 Clarice Taylor ...... I l!flO Callie McFadden I.QQ Green 15 WASHINGTON —(/P)— The Hdu Labor committee instructed Re Ramspeck (D.-Ga.) one of ii bers, Tuesday, to prepare by '. „ _ new bill to control defense strikes based upon President Roosevelt's^ re| commendation for a "cooling off" per-;? iod and compulsory arbitration. '""""""Mi" Following the President's suggestio at the White House conference withf, 11 house members and federal official!*! Ramspeck himself made the recom-'^ mendation for quick action and saidfjn later proposals would call for this" procedure: & "Successive steps of collective bar-; gaining under the existing laws, con-J ciliation, mediation and a fourth, com-"i| pulsory arbitration." "V?*^ At the same time Speaker Ray-/| burn said at a press conference thai" " the White House conferees recom-., mended that some kind of legisla-| tion be enacted quickly but not some-*?! thing "that will : take the hair ;c anything." __ Rayburn said he might include,"in|| his bill a provision that both sides^i, must submit to compulsory arbitration.^^ as a last resort while he added 'stip-jjf' ulation that workers who did, not*} abide by the arbitration board's 'elejjjj cision would be .deprived of theirS rights under such'labor laws as'the/;' Wagner labor relations and the "Nor- , ris LaGuardia acts.' w )-*5^ Rayburn said that present fplapsaj still called for a debate on labor leg-f* islation. to be***" ««*»* •****.»j*«..*''Li.,.*Xs no win-just what form the legislation^ might be. " V^f Boards First Meet , i WASHINGTON -(/P)- The arbifra-'-. tion board to settle the union shop ,is-'""*i sue in the captive coal mine dis^jf pute will hold its first meeting in 1 ,* New York at 11 o'clock Wednesday at^ the Hotel Commodore. ' ' ,^1 Dr. John R. Steelman, director ./of J the Federation of Labor Conciliation 1 ' service announced the meeting plape*^ Tuesday. Other members of the board rv are John L. Lewis, president of UMW" and Benjamin Fairless, head of the U, S. Steel cooperation. , i \iff The captive miners returned to >vorfc' fj". Monday after a strike of one week* * to enforce demands of a union shop. President Roosevelt named the arbi- . tration board after the steel industry (**and the miners had agreed to abide i c by the directions of the board. „ » By the Associated Press " i Representatives of railroads and , j-™ their, employes, unable to settle a ^"wiS wage dispute which threatens to re-" W suit in a strike, took their difference '/F-* once more before President Roose- \*~ s velt Tuesday. ,>.? ( ™ Negotiations continued over the ,-»,?« week-end but there was apparently '' little progress. A. F. Whitney, Presk dent of the Brotherhood of railway trainmen, said the union was about, ready to suggest that the govern* ment take over the raihoads during ^ the emergency period rather than stop transportation. Yerger to Play Here Thanksgiving Day The Yeager Tigers will play Athens, t Texas negro team here Thanksgiving Day. The kickoff is set for 2:30. Yearger suffered its second setback, of the season at Little Rock last weekend 6-0. Both teams aie reported to be in fair shape. Pictures Wonted of Boys in Navy The Star wants pictures of Hempstead, Nevada and LaFayette county boys who are now serving in the United States Navy—to be published hi connection with th# forthcoming Navy Reciuiting Campaign. Pictures shuold be brought to the newspaper office immediately, and all will be returned. Her? are instructions: 1. Write on back of picture the boys name, and name and address of parents. Advise when the boy enlisted, his class, and his pre^enj Ipcation. 2. Any clear picture will do, glossy photos being preferred. DO NOT SUBMIT COLORED OR TINTED PICTURES. Whether the. boy is in uniform or not makes iw difference. Also, any letters written home by local sailors, telling of naval life will be appreciated:; and The Star will return ttiese to their owners just as it will return the photo-graphs.

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