Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 25, 1941 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 25, 1941
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w*«w**^£*^»%wr j * -w ,.- .-j '*WJ"-, T "!S;Hr^fc^«M*«5t\, -^ ; jjr.- ysi » f v- f, MOH iTAit, Hirr, ARKANSAS iomyin •Defense J Try to Offset luawk When >xes Really Start STINNETT *6tON — This talk about , non-defense governmental ss isn't all hooey, by any means. _ fife'first place, the government bt to wake a stentorian effort to ^ the squawk that" is going up icftne: land when all the new taxes HOW DO YOU GET 70 "MAKIN'S" SMOKES TO A TIN?»UEN!" b;THERE'S NO WASTE TO j^ftfMCC AtBgKT-NO SIFTING K? FUMBLING. THE CRIMP [cur semes DOWN QUICK MNJD FULL, PLUMP JHAKIN'S* pCMMRETTES. SMOKflV'~£/M IS l^jby-suCH tffllLDNESS. MO BITE, start taking the hide off Johit Q. Public's pocket-book. In high government circles f the theory is that John Q. won't scream over sacrifices for notional defense but that he \von't stand for ,an> boondoggling how. If he has to shave his last copper to pay taxes and keep corned beef and cabbage on the table, eh's going to be sure no federal agency is wasting its time with cream puffs, hat kind of reasoning is drivign some federal officials to settle down to some head-thumping and although little has been done so far, the pressure is increasing to streamline the mechanics of government and eliminate all the frills that have nothing to do with national defense. For example, that trial balloon about lengthening the government workweek is something more than a teasei A number of agencies have hundreds of employees who have been working overtime for months, but these are .almost entirely defense; and— although in very few of them is there any pay for overtime—most do get accumulative leave for those hours spent burning the evening oil. As for the others, it's still a 39-hour week, and the quitting bell means dropping work as suddenly as a fourth-grader does at recess time. Secondly, there are a couple of I schemes in the offing to cut non-de- ifense personnel without bothering to 'go through legislative channels, One would be an executive order from the President permitting defense agencies to make personnel raids on non-defense bureaus. At present, the stealig nof hired help is a pretty precarious business and needs a lot of finagling, both on the part of the personnel thief and the job-jumper, unless the latter wants to lose face and status with the Civil Service Commis- I sion. Also under consideration is another Football Headlines Last Saturday . " T ^|* v «"»\r ! v^ rc$f NEA Service Telephoto ^^ D r, ","• "* 70 fine roll-your- own cigarettes in every handy pocket tin of Prince Albert .' executive order which would prevent I non-defense agencies from filling I vacancies without proving that their 1 entire machine would collapse unless j the job were taken over by a replacement employe. The third major offensive can be found in the surveys the Bureau of the Budget now is making against the next fiscal year appropriations. There already are moanings in some sectors that the Budget Bureau is talking tough to non-defense agencies, bureaus, and departments. The rumor now is that Budget is aiming at something just short of a billion dollars in savigsn, with the axe scheduled to fall heavily on WPA, the proposed combine'.of CCC and NYA, nad one some activities in the Department of Agriculture. All of this talk about stripping the non-defense agencies of all out essentials wouldn't mean much if the present classification of "national defense" agencies that you could hard- R.J. Reraoldi Tub, Co, Wluton- Salem, N.C. ly find them with a microscope. For one reason or another, something like 130 bureaus, agencies and whole departments have been classified as "defense agencies" and allowed the privileges and considerations legislated and ordered by executives from the President down, in an effort to give ... . I us all-out defense. For instance, prac- IE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE- tically every tiling in agriculture, the •*••-'•" , j postoffice, most of labor, much of Dwelle's back, and Charles Comvay C. U. is seen in center and *" °" "" ""^ «""« F ''° d Ta3 '""' hlw «"^ °" W ««"»". *"•"» <«>, T. commerce, and a lot of interior now are listed under "defense," Under a re-definition, only the first line defense agencies, such as War, Navy, OEM (office of =, emergency management), OFM, Price Administration, and one or two others would Men! You'll be Smartly Dressed When You're Outfitted in a New TOWN-CLAD DELUXE SUIT and |,New $ jSuits,.. 21 19 iNew $ Topcoats l^ou'II save dollars at when you select of these smart Suits i-fand Topcoats. You'll want W\"' !$ a new one for the Holidays loghead. Every desirable |r Sft §tyle, fabric, color and ,&,"" te 1 pqttsrn in regular and ir- K? regular sizes. Both single |! ; Vid double breasted Shop Penney's for outstanding values throughout the store. Just the things you will want for every member of the family. PEWWEY COMPANf Y, . S. M, U. TOUCHDOWNS IN LAST HALF BEAT BAYLOR—Sparks (41), of Baylor, is stopped for no gain by Wright (50), of Southern Methodist, in the game played at Dallas, Texa?. S. IN. U., after a scoreless first half, put over touchdowns in the third and fourth periods to defeat Baylor 14 to 0. Edson in Washington Score on Jones- Ickes Aluminum Feud WASHINGTON - The way Harold®Ickes l.as been carrying on about Jesse Jones and the contracts made by the Defense Plant Corporation for production of aluminum for defense purposes, you may have gained the impression that Harold thinks Jesse is such a lowdown, contemptible, anti-New Deal rascal that he would be guil'.y of hauling his eggs to market in a government car during a gasoline shortage. The truth of the matter is that the simplest way to start a fight in Washington Ihese days is to walk into any group of defense experts—which includes everybody in town—and say "Aluminum!" real quick, like that. The argument will start at once, and end up no telling where, for the subject is so broad and so complicated that people will be writting books ebout it for the next generation. The scrap goes back to April, 1937, when the government began its antitrust suit against the Aluminum Company of America, which suit the government lost. The defense angles date from about November, 1940, when the first of the famous under-estimates of defense requirements for aluminum was made. Hysterical Heights The dispute is still on, but the cli- get this rating. The rest would have to streamline or bust. It's more tha ntalk—ro at least will be when John Q. gets his first income tax notice next March. That's official Washington has it sized up, anyway. max of hysteria on the subject came in September when Ickes screeched into the picture wit ha letter which attempted to give Jones unshirted, public hell for a $52 million contract Jones's'Defense Plant Corporation negotiated with the Aluminum Company for construction and operation of one 400 million pound alumina plant in Arkansas, and three aluminum plants at Massena, N. Y., Bonneville Dam, Ore, and some place in Arkansas—the combined output of which would be 340 million pounds of aluminum a year. Alumina, as you know, is the intermediate stuff made out of bauxite clay, from which aluminum is made. Ickes charged that this was a 'damnable contract" because its provisions did not protect the government's interest, but instead "strengthen anj extend the monopolistic position of the Aluminum Company of America," Jones has not made public his reply to the Ickes letter. Privately, Mr. Jones states that this is one of the best contracts the government ever made. Instead of extending Alcoa's "monopoly"— 0 monopoly which a United Slates court has now declared iion-e.xislcnt — it is Jones's position that this contract finally gives the government power to control national production of aluminum, and thereby to break whatever control Alcoa had on production and price. At the time this contract was' made, Jones also negotiated an agreement with Alcoa to cut the price on aluminum ingot 2 cents a po.und to Make Your Own Dolls for Xmas A Rag Doll Is About Most Hugo- ble Doll There Is By MARGARET KERNODLE AP Feature Service Writer A rag doll is about the most hugnble doll there is. And one that you cnn make out of fabrics left from the frock you fixed for Molly's party or the suit you stitched for Jimmy. The patterns arc t-imple and so is the sewing, You cnn cut a rag toy by following the outline of n comic strip character like Dickie Dare's dog, Wag. Plnce the cut-out sketch on a big piece rC paper and trace around it bigger nnd bigger forms until you have the sue suitable for the young child who is to get the gift. Seventeen to 22 inches sounds big but the bigger ave the government and other consumers from ?15 million to $25 million a year. Plants to Spltrc The Jones theory on which this battle-scarred aluminum contract was negotiated is that for normal business purposes the country is now building excess plant capacity. In 1939, the company's total aluminum consumption was 300 million pounds. Defense plans call for a tola! annual produc- In this aluminum contract, the company leasing the government-owned P ants agrees to keep the plants operating at the same rate which the firm operates its own plants. Thus, if demand for aluminu matter the war is only 50 per cent of the defense requirement!, both Alcoa's plants and the government plants will be operated at half capacity instead of the government plants closing down and permitting Alcoa to get all the business. If demand should fall to 40 per cent of capacity, or below, the lease may be canceled, but there is nothing to prevent the government from leasing its plants to other operators, staying in the aluminum business as a competitor to Alcoa and selling government aluminum at any price it chooses to break a possible Alcoa price rise While the contract is in force, Alcoa is to act as sales agent for the government, 85 per cent of the profits going to the Defense Plant Corporation,'acting for the government, 15 per cent to Alcoa. Ickes himself has estimated this might yield the government a profit of $3,825,000 from the operation of the bonneville plant alone. But if DPC decides that Alcoa is making too much money from operation of the government-plants, then the government can torce Alcoa to cut its price under threat of cancellation of the lease. Those are some of the reasons Jones thinks he lias driven a typical Jones bargain and made a good contract for the government. It is, the better the child will like it. That's what the psychologists say and they ought to know. You can buy patterns cheaply, loo, new figures or old-timers of proven popularity. Neighborhood sewing shops can help ypu plan patterns, choose washable fabrics and point out short cuts in sewing. Wash and iron rags or remnants before you start to cut your toy pattern. Choose gay colors and bright contrasts if you want to plonse young children with your handiwork. Permennially popular arc Rnggedyy Ann and Andy, favorites in fashion ngntn and likely to get more so if toys get costlier, Raggedy ,9nn usually wears plaid gingham and ruffled pinafore. Raggedy Andy likes striped overalls with button-on suspenders. You can make buttonholes bound like bought-ones With the machine but- lonholor more quickly than your mother made your rag doll. And the signature stitch of your machine is just the thing for eyebrows, noses mid mouths. Even for eyes If you don't like button eyes. Strands of yarn left from knitting ^ become gay hair in any color. Some ™ children prefer colors in keeping with real hair but they should be brighter thnn the real thing. Zoo animals are popular on counters this year. You can create a sleek- looking giraffe from scraps in your (§ rn?f bag. Finish the seam with pinking attachment for simplifying your sewing. You can make the mane with a handicraft guide. If your rag bag is wearing out why not make yourself a good one while A you arcfashioning toy figures for Christmas. Pnrtltion n duffle bag and fix a draw string for it. Then you will be able (o get at the different types of fabrics in the compartments oiisily. The high Gulnnn forests, which cove 1 more than half of Venezuela, yield GOO species of wood. Did you ever make GRIDDLE CAKES with KARO in'em? Of course, you use Karo on pancakes and waffles —everybody does! But have you tried putting a little Karo in your pancake or waffle batter? You'll love the extra flavor and smoothness this little trick adds. KARO PANCAKES 2 cups silted all-purpose flour 3 hp, baking powder 2thip.Karo (blue label) 1 lip, tall 2 tbip. mailed butter 7'/3 cup* milk 2 eggs, slightly beaten Silt and measure (lour. Sill together with baking powder and sail. Stir milk, Karo, and bullor into eggs. Add flour mlxturo (small amount at a lime), and boat until smooth. Pour batter on preheated griddle, allowing spaco In bottom to spread. Allow abouf 2 tbsp. of bailor for each take. Bake until golden brown. Turn, and cook until brown on other side. Servo al onco with hoi Karo (blue label). Makes 10 pancakes, about 4 J /3 Inches In diameter. K R 0 G E R ^ A He calls me his"Mrs. Santa C/oc/s" .. when I serve Kroger's Tenderay Beef-it's FRESH AND TENDER f- •>.*. STiNOIRAY BEEF Kroger's Tenderay is a real Christmas meat treat with its exclusive combination of fresh beef values and tender beef goodness. 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