Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 26, 1941 · Page 5
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 5

Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 26, 1941
Page 5
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AftKAHSAS Guard Armory Goes Up Fast 24,500,000 Men Registered by \ Draft in 1917 By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON — The new District of Columbia National Gunrd armory Is ns big us all out-doors nncl In its vast interior, curling upward like o zcppclin Inmdgar, is going on one of the greatest destruction jobs of nil time. There the records of 24,500,000 men who registered in the World Wnr I .drnfts in 1917 and 1018, except only those 3,500,000 who were inducted, nre boln gchopped into waste paper, In these days of billions, the destruction of n mere 21,000,000 folders of reports, letters, questionnaires, etc., may not fire the imagination. But when you consider it is terms of 20,000 chin-high steel filing cabinets, which, according to the estimate of one mathematical reporter, would' The state goal for peanuts next stretch 50 miles If placed side by side, I year Is 46,000 acres for oil and 5,000 Peanut Acreage to Increase 'Food for Freedom' Campaign Starts in Hempstead Farmers of Arkansas In increasing their peanut acreage from 21,000 to 51,000 acres for oil and edible trade will not only be following recommendations of the state USDA defense board us a part of (|io national "food for freedom" campaign but should be in a position to increase their Income, H. Enrl King, chairman of tlje Hempstend County USDA defense board, said. Peanut acreage in Hempstend Conn- >iiiit „... ty this year was (iltfl acres and the i """ Individual farms is expected to be indicated on farm .plan sheets ,to be executed by nil farmers In the county during November. Each farmer will be naked to indicate the increased acreage he expects to devote to various crops needed in the national food campaign. Other crops for which Increased production is needed in Arkansas include onls niul soybeans. Increased egg production is nlso requested. Representatives of all agricultural agencies and organizations in the County will cooperate In the work of getting farm plan sheets signed in November, Mr. King said, There are 3200 individual forms in the county for which plan sheets must be executed and to date 930'havc been completed. We, theWomen Couples Must Take Boom I'uy VVUli Ornln of Common Sense goal for next year ns set by (lie county | defense board is 1200 acres. Fair prices and increased demand for pe.muls are expected t'o continue next year duo to the important role peanut oil is playing in national defense. By KUTH. JV1ILLETT While national defense is responsible for holding up n lot of marriages —those of .draftees and of boys anticipating being drafted in the neai future—it is also directly responsible for n boom in marriages. There wasn't any chance for Mary and Joe to marry—until the defense ,•-•,- , - - ,, 'steady employment and Mary, un- Increased acreage of peanuts for tl . nined( cou , d no( , : have'earned'more than a few dollars a week if six could have found work (o do. ook like something worth considering, j N OW Joe has n j ob in ., defense plan Now 100 WPA. clerks (most of them] , mc ] is mu kingmore money thon'eithe over 50 years of ago) work all day | |, uvc ovor soen before. So they ar sorting the 21,000,000 from the 3,500,000] marrying. who wore inducted (these records It thoy cnn just ,. emcm ber wha must be saved, of course) and feeding, u,i ngs have'been like for them durin or cover ten acres if huddled solid, acres for nuts compared with total I industries started up. Joe didn't have you begin to get some idea of the acreage,of 21,000 acres this year. | slcadv cmn i ovm ent and Marv.' un- magnitude of (he task. The destruction of the confidential files which have figured in numerous lawsuits, claims and proofs of citizenship, is just another chapter in Washington's mad earch for office space to accommodate, the expansion of World War II personnel. The files once were housed in saveji buildings (ten. acres, remember) on the grounds of the Army War College. When defense got under way und War College began bursting out of its quarters, the War Department asked if something couldn't be done to clear those seven buildings. The matter was put up to the then Archivist R. D. W. Connor. Connor's fine new building, with all its millions of cubic feet of filing .space, Was already runnnfi over. There was nothing else available. To get rid of the files of those 21,000,000 who never served seemed the only out. It took un act of congress, and hearings before committees to get authorization for eliminating this bulk of paper. The Social Security board anc the Justice Department's Immigration and Naturalization Service both hat representatives on hand ito say thai they could get along without the records. Sorriest to see them go will be the insurance companies for files have proved records in thousands of suits and applications for those firms. The first idea, aftcj- the bill passed in late summer, was to burn the records but before the job was un dor way, the paper shortage began to hem into hoppers where they are car- •ied off to ihu bnsomenl of the armory. There the records arc poured Into a big chopper which shreds them beyond any possible recognition—since one of (lie legal stipulations of the gathering of the records in the first place was that they were to be strictly confidential. After that the shreds arc baled and sent awny to the reservoirs being built up against that timii when n paper shortage might occur. An interesting fact is that in spile of the size of the new armory (not being used for its original purpose until the District's National Guard comes bock from training or whatever is to follow) it is too small to hold all the files. Thousands of them were the past 'five years, they will lool on Joe's big weekly pay envelope a a mighty good thing, but somethin not likely to last forever, or even fo more than a very few years. Gear Your Married Life mi a I.ong-KaiiKo Plan And they will gear their living ac cprdingly. Even a year ago they woul have been delighted to be able t get inn/Tied and live in two room. see one picture show getting worries about not having u ca He'll be able to help with earning p Vlng. Also, she'll see that the things ley buy actually make for bettor liv* igi..PPt just for show, If they entirely fprgct what life r ns like even n year ago nhcl spend every cenf Joe makes without any thought of the future, they may find that going back to little after throwing money around is Harder even than having little in the first place. 'Of course, they mey never bftVe to> go back—but they will be building their marriage on a firmer foundation if they assume they will—until time proves otherwise, What is more pleasant th«n a cojcl beth before breakfast?, asks a writer. That's easy: No bath fit alt. i J^P 41 &m i Fall is the season, of th6 year when you return your neighbor's lawn mower and borrow his snow shovel. If you feel that you k dividual, Wait, until he power. ThA m<» of misuse* siamp<! character as A drinking glass was us the ( v/ealtby in ancient ti BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES All to Himself " By Edgar Mai RED RYDER Plain Talk ' M PU5.C By Fred Herman s. KNOW tog-HID If they can just keep that pictui in mind, and not improve on it to much when they set up housekeep ing now, they can really make th period a time for getting ahead and getting themselves established as a family unit— rather than doing as so many in their position are now do- stored in Fort Washington, down, the ing spending every cent they make on river, and all day long a battery of extravagant living, and jjoing into debt Army trucks- bring up full ones to for things still beyond 'their reach. No, She Won't! VIE take the place of those that are be- If Mary is smart she'll even figure how to get a .course of training that : VJHEREVlbTriE iff ARE. ) eoOTHlLL,— \VjT THERE, HEAR-Un VOIC& What are they going to do with the will fit her for a. job out of the money empty filing cabinpts? I suspect they that is coming in now, will use them for the records of the Invest Surplus Funds in Work Training Then if hard times come suddenly, boys who register, for the draft in World War II. with ... Major Hoople OUR BOARDING HOUSE , IF IT ISI^T MY GOOD W&CKIN6TON/ OF COURSE , WHEM HE TOLD NOD DELVING FOR A LOST COLLAR BUTTON/ THE WAV, DID 1- HEAR, ^OU NVESSTiONi SOMETHING ABOUT A DEAL FOR MY ALLEY OOP SpoNing the King's Breakfast jgy , T. Homli WELL, HE'LL SIT \ i WHAT'S THE MEAMIMG /BEGGIKVX OF THIS IKJTRU510W /YER ROYAL. \ DM MY MAJESTIC / (S^SoKJ I fc PRIVACY AT'SUCH 1 ffia ) AU OUTRAGEOUS \ BUT... l- ...IF YER HIGHNESS SEVERAL OF THE CROWN'S NPR7H- UP WHEK1 HE HEARS WHW / I'VE GOT /I DOM'T GET HEP- ERKJ GARRISOK1S • WERE WIPED OUT JUMR HIS MA3- LAST MIGHT AMD THE REST ARE FALLIMG 'BACK. BEFORE. THE SUPERJOR. FORCES OF THE TIGHT COLLAR, OF / HEMP/ y~<~ DOORMAT f L^^mU^:^^:.:r^^^^ . And Let That Be a Lesson ^•^^T VP^ZIR, YER HIGHNESS,., UNDER. THE I / AN UNSPEAKABLE ™6M^v UrAPERSHtp OF AJ=f=W REBEL. -T*~ I OUTRAGE/ I TAKE 'IM AWAY AM' GIVE 'IM TH 1 WORKS/ ME SAP BREAKFAST NORTH COLJNTRVX SARONS, THEY SLAPPEP THE s I KNOT H5AP& \ CROWN FORCES ABOUT ___>f ^V WHAT'S TH' CHARTS? |£A!P. MY jPAUfrR icris t d \c»cr \ai COMSIPERABUE.' COPfl. 1941 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. RtQ. U. S. PAT. ^\pf7PW / / K ¥W c»iy^i BETTER GO ON TIPTOED M ACTOR./ 4 COUSIN TOLD HIS BOSS F/XCTj 1 VERV THl^G IN FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS Wouldn't Miss It for the World Merrill Blo$9f| REV/OLVING DOORMrXT, 3UST TRADED IT MIND WHEN 1 CREATED THE MA,CrAlNYE/ ^^^ WOULD NOU /VSK FOR, Av COOL MILLION ? /t FORA 6ROKE OUT IM A RASH OVER THE IDEA THINKS THEY CAM PUT CLAS ON THB GADGET AN* IT INTO VASE?, AN 1 STUFF BV HAKSD A<=> . UIKETHIS/ .MAW OQH'T REMEMBER MET SINCE SH& , HAD HER FACE LIFTED/ SHE LEFT WE l/vj AM ORPHANAGE , 27 YEARS AW.MAW--- ON- TESS UP/ HIM' BEFORE , LIFE.' . , Hf WAS RICH/ WHAT& ~ HP COIN' SMOK1N NICKEL STOGIES ? Justifiable Homicide NOT BAD FRIED CHICKEN. MAv/ HELP YOURSELF, JOE / THAMK§ PON'T MWD IF? 1 DO -/ pRBTTY .NICE JOINT YPU SOT> GRUBBUB I X THINK JUST WOVE IN AND LIVE HEREf / TftlS &IRD IS ~ SUPPLY AU. MAKINGS PERFECT

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