Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 26, 1941 · Page 1
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' ' , ? "•* / Given Impartially by Associated Press NUMBER 38 Star of Hope, 1899; Press 1927 Consolidated January is' 1929 , t '- .'V«: v> b4 .-£'/& i ' •> i \( «, ,--- -,- " Fair to P ar % cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday; Warmer ThUrsday< A • Axis HOPE/ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26,1941 (AP)—Means Associated Press tNEA)-—Means Newspaper Enterprise Au'n PRICE 5e COPY'!' Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor —ALEX. H. WASHBURN on Offense in Li by I *•••••. ._. - _ ___ ~~ ~~~~~~~ ~—~~~~ ' O The Individual Gives Thanks to God ffe u h D Tnanks 9'ving day we are reminded of what Seneca, the old Roman, said: "A favor is to a grateful man delightful always; to an ungrateful man only once (i. e. when the favor IS DestOWedh The settlers at Jamestown and Ply- Omouth Rock and New Amsterdam praised God that first Thanksgiving clay for having delivered them into a new and gracious land. But we in 1941 can not look back upon our immediate year and find a miracle for which to give Thanksgiving. To attempt to do so would be to convict ourselves of being the ungrateful people Seneca has mentioned. Rather, like Seneca's grateful man, we have cause to be thankful always for the fact that our ancestors were delivered into this remote and marvelous country, here to build up an empire of our own. In Europe a strong man boasts of establishing a New Order. But ours is the original New World physical fact, looming big and l House Members Study Labor egislation s Series of Meetings Held to End Strike Problem in Defense Industries yBy the Associated Press A tentative draft of legislation to require a "cooling off" period before a strike could be carried out in defense industries included a provision for compulsory arbitration was stud- tjd by the House Labor Committee Wednesday. Rep. Ramspect (D.-Ga.) drew up the legislation under the direction of the committee following a meeting with President Roosevelt of House and la- i^or leaders. *'Undcr the measure during the so- called "cooling off" period, conciliation mediation would be carried out and as a last resort arbitration would be attempted. ^Negotiations looking toward settle- jfcont of a general strike by 8,500 A. F, of L. machinists were at a deadlock. .This strike was described by a OPM labor expert as the most important and serious labor jo the nation. tieup anywhere WThe arbitration board "appointed"by the President held its first meeting in New York to try to settle he union shop ssue in he captive coal mine dispute as another presidental board prepared to again discuss the rail- ijtyay-'strike. Philip Murray announced a proposal that Roosevelt immediately call a national conference of labor, industry and government "looking toward the voluntary acceptance of a ,pjan which will assure peaceful solu- '-*>n of industrial disputes and guarantees maximum production. Murray wrote CIO affiliates of the plan and said that anti-labor strike legislation program. endangered the defense Sinkings Slow •Navy Recruiting Torpedoing of Destroyers Causes Decline in Recruits WASHINGTON -(/P)- Secretary Knox said Wednesday that the torpedoing of the U. S. destroyers, Kearny and Reuben James, with a total loss «H life at 112 men had caused a decline of 15 per cent in the rate of navy enlistments. The decline set in with the Kearny incident October 17 and was speeded up by the torpedo sinking of the Reu- JJJn James on October 31, but Knox said tlie tendency was toward returning to the old level of recruiting from 10,000 to 1,000 men per month. Cranium Crackers A Some people go to the movies to 'see a fuvorite star, some because they like the story of a picture, some just to sleep. Even if you haven't seen the following films, you shoul be able to pick out the aplot of each and name some of the Wslars in it. 1. "Manpower." (a) Caveman- type lover and his girl; (b) electric company linemen; (c) prison gang; (d) strong man in a circus. 2. "One Foot in Heaven." (a) ,{clappy 'couple's honeymoon; (b) old man living on "borrowed time"; (c) small-town preacher; (d) romance in garret of a seven- story tenement. 3. "Hold That Ghost." (a) «Phantom-ljke football player; (b) Chidden treasure in a haunted house; (c) return of the escape artist Houdini; (d) Hallowe'en night aventures of two comedians. 4. "How Green Was My Val- ijfey." (a) Irish mountaineers; (b) English fishermen; (c) Scotch farmers; (d) Welsh miners. 5. "All That Money Can Buy." (a) Satan and a senator; Cb) life in a department store; (c) eccen- jiric old rich man; (d) fortune that *lnust be spent in 24 hours. Answers on Comic Page powerful by comparison with dictator's fanciful rhetoric. the Devotion to God, Thanksgiving for Divine Guidance near the end of each dangerous year—these things come only from the hearts of individual men worshipping their Maker. In tlie collectivist stale men look to a proud dictator and, like him, pretend to be proud. But in a nation of freemen each man stands supreme on earth, stands therefor alone—and so has reason once each year to reaffirm his humility before God and give Thanksgiving for another season that finds him alive and prosperous and his country safe. By WILLIS THORNTON Practical Good Neighborliness There is a chance that the United St. IPS jj over-selling its Good Neighbor policy in South America. Too many well-meant good-will journeys, too much emphasis on words and propaganda, : v too; much talk, and,''not enough action. ' ; ' ', "V. Priorities have hit the Good Neighbor policy, just as they-have hit a lot of other things. Many people south of the Rio Grande, anxious to order American goods, ready for once with hard American dollars to pay for them, have been told "Not now. We're busy with defense." Much of Latin America is sympathetic with American foreign policy. The American defense effort is pretty well understood. Nevertheless Latin patience wears thin just as quickly as North American patience. Unable to receive goods from Germany, such buyers depend absolutely on filling their needs from the United States. It is a golden opportunity. But to impose on circumstance, to assume that because Germany is for the moment out of the runningC goods can be delayed and delayed) is to take too great a chance. Further, these delays may hinder prompt delivery from South America of raw materials badly needed in our own defense effort. Thus, to deliver goods promptly to South America is just as much a part of the American defense drive as to make guns and planes for Britain, A veteran Central American diplomat, sympathetic to the United States, and a delegate to many Pan American meetings, shook his head recently at the sight of a North American "good-will" parly, and said "Sentiment is wonderful, but it's economics that count." And fortunately some North Americans, like Lieut. Col. R. B. Lord of the Economic Defense Board, are coming to realize the samp thing. Said Colonel Lord, "You can send them all the books and moving pictures you want, but deny them goods or hold them up fo rexorbitant prices and it will be of no avail." (( All this is just another proof of the "all-out" nature of defense in such times as these. The task is bigger than merely building ships and guns. It touches every phase of life. It implies producing and shipping to the markets of countries whose friendly co-operation is a necessary part of that policy. It implies actually increasing production and distribution at home of every product which does not interfere with the direct defense effort. It implies that every step which strengthens tlie country and its people internally, and in relation to other friendly countries, improves its position in relation to those countreis which are not friendly. In England, drippings from roasting meats often are used on bread instead of butter. Special Union Church Service on Thanksgiving Service to Be Held at First Christian Church Thursday Morning ^ This year all the Hope churches will have a Union Thanksgiving Service which will be held at the First Christian Church at 9:30 Thursday morning, the Hope Ministerial Alliance announced. The Ministerial Alliance agreed on the Union service at a recent meeting of the group. The Rev. Thomas Brewster, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will deliver the sermon. Other Hope ministers will take part on the program. The Rev. Kenneth L. Spore, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and vice- president of the Ministerial Alliance will preside over the services. An offering will be taken and proceeds will be given to the Goodfellows' Christmas fund. Pastors of local churches urged their members to attend this union service. The program follows: The Doxology. The Invocation— Rev. W. Hamilton, Pastor, First Baptist Church; Scripture Reading— Rev. J. E. Hamill, pastor, Gospel Tabernacle. Hymn — Congregation. Offertory. Solo— Ted Jones. Sermon— Rev. ' Thomas Brewster, pastor, First Presbyterian Church. Hymn— Congregation. Benediction— Rev. W. P. Graves, pastor, First Pentecostal Church. Says Germany Has Won War Von Ribbentrop in Pep Talk to Signers of Pact BERLIN —(&)— Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop told signers of the Anti-Comintern pact Wednesday that Star Office to Be Closed on Thursday The Star office will be closed Thanksgiving day and publication of the newspaper suspended until tlie Friday afternoon edition. The Star suspends for three holidays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. won the cam- 1 that the war now lines up only as a fight with Britain and her "Trans-Atlantic help- "The United States remains the last powerful ally of Britain" he told the statesmen and added that Hitler long had calculated upon the hostility of a small clique of leaders in the U. S, "No matter to what extent the U, S. delivers materials to England the outcome cannot be changed and neither is Russia in a place to make any change," he declared. "If it should so develope that there would be war between the U. S. on one side and Europe on the other the responsibility would be clearly on Roosevelt,' 'the Nazi asserted. Farm Defense Plan Sheets Formers Must Sign of Cotton Allotments Saturday According to B, E. McMahen, County Administrative Officer of the AAA office, Saturday, November 29 is the final date for signing Farm Defense Plan sheets and receiving their 1942 cotton allotments and yields. To date, approximately 700 farmers have not signed their plan sheets and received their allotments. The AAA office will be kept open Tuesday and Friday nights until 9 a. m. for the convenience of those people working in the Proving Ground and other places during the day. Mr. McMahen states that all farmers who have not signed their 1942 plan sheets should do so by Saturday, November 29. Time Printed a lie, Roosevelt Asserts WASHINGTON - (P) - President Roosevelt accused Time magazine of printing a "disgusting lie" about the late President Pedro Aguirre Cerda of Chile Wednesday and said the article was furnishing amunition today to Axis propagandists in South America. Americanism: big manufacturers unable to keep up with their contracts; little factories remaining idle. Germans Move Nearer to the Soviet Capital Vichy Sources Soy Thrust Carries to Within 16 Miles of City MOSCOW —(/P)— A heavy German force of tanks, planes and infantry has broken through the Stalingorsk sector, cast of Tula and advanced to the outskirts of the twon of "V" a Fravda broadcast said Wednesday. "From there," the Communist party organ said, "some German forces have swnug back to the west in an attempt to encircle Tula by cutting off the highway near Serpukhov, 50 miles south of Moscow. The newspaper said a decisive battle was shaping • up in the whole Tula region. (A Vichy broadcast heard by NBC said Nazi mechanized forces had broken through southeast of Klin and were' now only 25 kilometers—approximately 16 miles—from Moscow.) The Russians were said to be fighting hard to prevent a further advance in that area where German forces are concentrated to continue the offensive despite heavy losses. "German attacks in the areas west and southwest were beaten back," said Pravda. However, it was conceeded that the Germans occupied several villages. Tass, Russian news agency quoting the newspaper Izvestia, said fierce engagements presisted Tuesday on the southern front with Russian troops dislodging Germans from new lines where they were trying to entrench. Some of the Many Local Boys Who Are Now Serving With United States Navy Germans to Raze Yugoslav City Said to Be Base of Guerillas WASHINGTON —(/P)- The White House disclosed Wednesday that the government intelligence service had reported that the Germans were, preparing to raze Belgrade, capital of conquered Yugoslavia, because the Nazis were convinced the Chetniks, Serbian guerillas, were using it as a base for operations. Stephen Early, presidential press secretary ,said the report came Tuesday night. When asked whether Roosevelt hoped to deter the German plans Early said he would not say so even if that was the president's desire. The reports, according to declarations of high German officials, declared that the land and aerial bombardment to which Belgrade has been subjected will be nothing compared with what was now in store for the city. It continued; "The Germans have decided to raze Belgrade which will be surrounded by troops and exposed to bombarment." Those giving the government these reports were convinced that the Germans plan to carry the attack on in the same way done previously in another city. Proving Ground Sewage Plant Disposal System to Take Care of 1,000 Population Gaining considerable recognition in the engineering field is the sewage disposal plant nearing completion at the Southwestern Proving Ground as part of a general water and sewer system at the project. The disposal unit, designed for a population of 1,000 is said to be particularly outstanding from a standpoint of efficiency and economic construction. To insure sufficient supply two water wells are provided 1150 feet in depth. Two electric pumps, designed to furnish a minimum of 200 gallons per minute, are required to lift the water from this depth through a 10 inch casing to the storage tank where gracity will deliver sufficient pressure to the mains. The storage tank, capable of maintaining a supply of 250,000 gallons is to bs placed on a steel tower reaching more than 100 feel from ground level to the balcony of the tank. By elevating the storage tank to this height, an adequate pressure at all points on (Continued QH Page Six) • Kendall Smith, son of Mrs. Pauline Russell, Hope, enlisted : May G, 1941; stationed at Naval Reserve Armory, Detroit, Mich., Co. -8 Aviation Mctalsmiths. Norman Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Green, Hope Route 3, enlisted in Navy in April. 1941; stationed at Norfolk, Va. Marcus H. Lambert, son o£ \V. S. Lambert, Hope, joined Navy in 1920, served in Hawaii, China; Now in New York, paymaster of U. S. S. Nitro. H. D. Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Greene, Hope Route 2, enlisted February 1, 1941; now chief petty officer, at Norfolk Va. Herbert Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Green, Hope Route 3, older brother of Norman, joined Navy eight years ago, and "likes it fine." These are the first of more than 20 photos furnished The Star by parents of local Navy boys, publication of the rest to follow periodically. The pictures are being published in the interest of the vast Navy Recruiting Campaign now under way. Interested local boys may obtain full information at The Star office, or may obtain this by mail, simply filling out the coupon below and mailing it to the newspaper: IB- Steffey, son of W. B. Steffey, Hope, enlipted in Navy on graduation from Hope High School in June, 1941; now is on U. S, S. Saratoga. r i i i L A7 Tear out and take or send this coupon to the Navy Editor of this newspaper Without any obligation on my part whatsoever, please Bend me free booklet,"Life in the Navy,"giving full details about the opportunities for men in the Navy or Naval Reserve. Name. Address. Town_ J3tate_ i i i i i i —— i i 1 -Age, Revenue Group First Buyers to Tour County To Spend Day Selling Tags in Each Town in Hempstead I. L. Pilkinton, revenue inspector will make tour of county for automobile and truck owners convenience, the state department announced Wednesday. Auto and truck owners living in all communities of Hempstead county will again this year have an opportunity to buy their 1942 license in their home community, provided they take advantage of a schedule worked out for their convenience by the inspector. Mr. Pilkinton announced that beginning Monday (next December 1st.,) he will spend one day in each community center of Hempstead county in order to give the car owners an opportunity to buy their license for 1942 before the last minute rush. This tour was made by the inspector last year for the first time and car owners seemed to appreciate the opportunity to buy at home. Schedule follows: Ozan, Monday, December 1, at Wilbur Jones Store. Fulton, Tuesday, December 2, at Mr. Odom store. Blevins, Wednesday, December 3, at (Continued on Page Six) of Xmas Seals Annual Seal Sale Begins in Hempstead County The first purchasers of the 1941 Christmas S"eals in this city were announced Wednesday by Talbot Feild, Jr., general chairman, and the Reverend J. E. Hamill, city chairman. The honors went to: Ruby Leslie, Belton, Arkansas, Thurl Benbrook, John L. Wilson, Steve Carrigan, E. S. Greening D. H. McLemore, Joe B. Hutson, Dr. F. D. Henry, B. W. Edwards, C. A. Monts, Jean Givens, Dr. L. M. Lile, George M. Green, W. B. Mason, Mrs. Eugene Cox, Mrs. D. T. Chamberlain, Mrs. S. R. Young, Earl Ross, Mrs. Elizabeth Pritchad, R. E. Cain, Roy Stephenson, Mrs. Chalotte Hollamon Cox, and Luther Hollamon. "Each year we get a fresh burst of enthusiasm from these early purchasers and we are extremely grateful to them," Mr. Hamill said. "We urge others who have bought and paid for seals to get them into tlie mails quickly so that our message —protect all homes from tuberculosis—may be spread quickly from town to town." British Tank Force Said to Be Anihilafed f- • Apparently Tobru Garrison Only British Force Making Progress By the Associated Press Axis front line dispatches declared- Wednesday that British troops south' of Rezegh, scene of a 3-day battle*! of massed tanks, had been encircled' and "annihilated" with more than' 5,-" 000 prisoners captured and German^! military quarters stated flatly that" 1 the Libyan desert was no longer regarded as a British offensive. ^ Rezegh is 10 miles south of To'.' bruk. . ;g The British Middle East command' said the Germans had rushed up rein-', forcements to Rezegh and that a^bigl battle was expected there momentarily. ' ,; Tobruk Garrison Advances A Cairo bulletin reported that theft British Tobrufc garrison smashed deep-" er into Axis siege lines and said strong^, British tank reinforcements, previous-i) ly held in reserve, were now moving*' into the forward battle line to bolster^ other columns which were reorgariiz-' ing for a new attack. <£i Long Fight Expected ;3 Other dispatches indicated that the British expected a lengthy strug-,, gle. As the battle raged into the ninth*' day even British reports reflected "a sharp setback to eaiher hopes for'a' lightning sweep to knock the Axis "out of North Africa. From Cairo, headquaiters of _,^. Middle East command, came the s acX knowledgment that the Germans were rallying from the first surprise shock' of the British counter offensive 'and' had seized the offensive in some 1 tors an4 that-trapped Nazi werefiightiHg^vagely- ^to- through the British lines. A gnome is one of a race of diminutive persons existing only in fables. Hope's Season Ends Thursday Bobcats to Be Given Sendoff Wednesday Night A rousing sendoff will .be given the Hope Bobcats here Wednesday night when they are to be guests of the Young Business Men's Association at a banquet at Hotel Henry, on the eve of the Tin-key Day clash with Pine Bluff. Principal speaker will be Robert Miles Milwee, TJ. of A. who was selected on the 1910 Ail-American squad by Walter Camp. Others to speak are John Griffin, SPG public relations department, E. P. Young and E. F. McFaddin. With three days of hard practice sessions behind them the Bobcats will leave early Thursday morning for Pine Bluff where they will tangle with the Zebras. Prestige of the Hope team was considerable bolstered last Friday night when the locals startled the entire state by completely licking the over- 'rated North Little Rodk Wildcats 12-7. : A similar upset was almost scored against Pine Bluff last season when the Zebras were lucky to win 14-13, But this season the Bobcats proved thmselves a little early and Pine Bluff probably won't be so overconfident this time. The Zebras have defeated Little Rock and Blytheville, but the best they could do with North Little Rock was to gain a 7-7 tie. On the other hand Pine Bluff whipped Blytheville, a team which walloped.Hope 32-0. So the screwey season of upsets has both teams doped to win. But win, lose or draw the Bobcats are expected to put up a tough fight and despite the fact that plans for a special train flopped, many fans will follow the Cats to Zebratown. The conference contest will wind up the season for both squads. *»*.yj 'i ' MARION -(#)- Bert Dickey, 45 lumberman and planted of Earle, be-,''* came sheriff of Cnttenden countyj Wednesday, succeeding the late Ho-<H ward Curlin, acknowledged Eastern S» Arkansas politicial power for the past %& 10 years. Sheriff Named Bert Dickey to Succeed Late Howard Curlin The stenographer down the street says that most men's mouths are like safety pins; they're safer when closed. •"•MM*A Thought all Friend more divine than divinities.—George Eliot Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in rae.—Luke 7:23. The new oficial will be ineligible sf under the constitution to seek election, to the office next year. *t Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Open High Low Clos,e" December.. 15 98 16 08 15.96 16,02 January .... 16 03 16 05 March 16 30 16 34 16.22 16 29 May 1641 1642 16.30 16.38,. July 16 41 16 46 16 38 16.40 ' October .... 1656 1656 16.56 16.56 NEW YORK December.. 15.95 16 05 15 90 16.02 January _ yjqg , March 1622 16.29 1616 16.25 May 16.34 16 37 16 26 16 33 July 1636 16.42 1630 1635 October Middlin spot 17.39. Pictures Wanted of Local 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 in connection with the forthcoming Navy Recruiting Campaign. Pictures shuold be brought to the newspaper office immediate ly, and all will be returned. Here are instructions: 1. Write on back of picture the, boys name, and name and address of parents. Advise when the bpy enlisted, his class, and his prese^J location. 2. Ajiy clear picture wUJ do, glossy photos being preferred, DO NOT SUBMIT COLORED OR TINTED PICTURES. Whether thj> boy is in uniform or not makes no. difference. Also, any letters written home by local sailors, telling of naval life, will be appreciated; an.d The §tay wUl return these tP tjjeir owners, just as it wiU return the photo-, graphs.

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