Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 28, 1941 · Page 1
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Friday, November 28, 1941
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WonW-Wfde News Covers Given Impartially by Associated Press /OLUME 43 — NUMBER 39 Star V The Weather ARKANSAS — fair and Friday night and Saturday, 8SL 0 ,!.fe e < ,!_•?»•• P«» '"A HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1941 O (AP)—Means JNEA)—Mear Associated press ans Newspaper EntefpHs* Ais'f> DDir-C PRICE _ U. S. to Stand by China i- - - --- - -- . - ' _ _. _ __ Jim , . . . i^s Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN Christmas Seals — Their Day Senate, House Groups Approve Me Bills Would Empower Government o to Take Over Defense Plants WASHINGTON -(/P)- 'Senate and house committees gave approval Fri- 'ay to separate bills which would em- . Owor the government to take over a defense plant wh nea strike impedes production. The Senate Judiciary committee voted 12-2 to recommend n bill of Senator Conally (D. Texas Ho take /'yor such plants and freeze an open or closed status in them. This action followed only by a few minutes the House Labor "ommittee's approval of legislator ,-. i.ch besides - the, seizure claus : ,,uuld create machinery for voluntary arbitration ot \abor disputes. It was said that the plant seizure section was similar to legislation proposed by, Conally and read as follows: "Whenever labor disputes are not settled by. collective bargaining, con- j-jliation and mediationand the Pres- ideht "••fth'ds*that : " ooritiniia'iioJrof the" dispute imperils national defense, he may take possession of the plant and operate it under the provision of the selective service act. Always in the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas the people ore asked to put Christmas Seals on their mail as part ot a financial campaign to exterminate tuberculosis The bringing of this dread disease under control has been one of Civilizations greatest accomplishments. ^ It might be well to remember, as this years Christmas Seal campaign begins, that within the memory of this generation tuberculosis was considered the surest death-warrant confronting mankind. It was for hundreds of years known as the scourge of the white race. But today the insurance companies report that the incidence of tuberculosis has fallen so low that it is no longer a major cause of death. That is good news. But balanced against it is the fact that the disease still exists, is controlled only by a constant public vigilance and financial support—and would return swiftly enough were that vigilance ever relaxed. Certainly our people will rally to the Christmas Seal sale appeal in 1941, not only for the actual good that these contributions will do, but also to keep alive in the hearts and minds of the givers a keen thankfulness for hu- day to separate bills which'would em- manit y' s P ast success in putting down fawor the government to tnkn nv^,- „ an international scourge. By WILLIS THORNTON 'It Was the Workers' — But Alone? Philip Murray is a professional leader of organized labor, and an able one. He is, generally speaking, a clearheaded, hard-headed man of integrity and steadfastness. In pleading aid to the defense program, Murray wrote a letter to President Roosevelt in which he said, "It is the workers of the nation who struggled to establish American democracy, ad it is they who shall assure its preservation." , This is fte |( language of a labor leader .speaking for the benefit" of his constituents, and it should be assayed as such. It is oratory. As such, .it needs shaking down. In the first place, when American democracy was established, there were few "workers" in the sense of organized industrial, workers today. The plain men who enlisted in the Continental army'bore the brunt of the struggle—but they were mostly small farmers. There were many who bore an equally manful part in the struggle who by no stretch of the imagination could be classed as "workers" —men like Washington, Jefferson, the Adamses, Hamilton, Morris, Saloman, Wayne, Henry—the list is endless. To name them is not to suggest that the plain man of America did not actually win his own freedom, or that it has not been the plain people who have maintained it. Of course it was, of course it is. "The people" and "the workers" are not the same thing. "The people" means all the people, the farmers, the little shop-keepers, the foremen, the professional men and women, yes, even the rich, who are also people. "The workers" has been narrowed by Marxian dinning to mean the urban proletariat, especially that part of it which is organized politcially and economically. That's different. It is certainly true that the plain people bore the brunt of the Revolutionary struggle, as they bear the brunt of all struggles and the burden of the world. But not al'one. The patriot cause was supported by a cross-section of the American people. Many people of wealth supported the Tory cause, but many quite plain people also preferred to sell their cattle or their labor for British gold. It has even been maintained that the patriots were a minority of all the colonists, but even if that were true, the patriots were united not by class or position, but by conviction and love of freedom, regardless of how they got their living. It. is the fact that the American revolution had invaluable support from every class and. condition of Americans that made the American revolution different, and gave American society its permanence. Today we shall preserve our liberties in the same way, not through the "workers" alone, basic and indispensable though their part surely is, but through all the people. Phil Murray is a sensible man. After climbing down from the stump, we think lie would be first to admit these things. ~~*9~ * ^^^"™~ 5 Persons Burn to Peoth at Shreveport SHREVEPORT-W-Five persons, all members of a Omaha, Neb., family burned to death and two otiiers were seriously injured at a fire in'a downtown rooming iiouse about 3 a. m. Friday. The dead were members of E. R. Wedgewood's family. ' U. S. Says Finland Aiding Nazi Forces WASHINGTpN ~(/P)~ The State Department said formally Friday that (Finland's latest action had confirmed -our apprehension that it is fully cooperating with the Hitler forces." "Every act of the Finnish government since Hie delivery of its note rejecting a U. S. call for cessation of hostilities against the Russians had Wade Finland's position clear," the department said. In Tibet men dwell at altitudes of 16,000 feet. 'football Scores College Arkansas 13, Tulsa G. Teachers 7, Tech 6, Ouachita 7, Henderson 0. Warren 7, Monticello 7 (tic). Harrison 25, Fayetteville 7. Brinklcy 13, Stuttgart 7. Corning 25, Pochontas 0. Pine Bluff 46, Hope 0. f Jonesboro 26, Paragould 0. Berryville 53, Mountain Home G. Walnut Ridge 13, Becbe 2. Malvern 14, Hughes 0. Paris 39, Booneville 0. West Helena 0, Elaine 0 (tie). Hamburg, G, Crossett 0. £)Horatio 6, Bauxite 0. Springdalu 26, Rogers 6. Bentonville 14, Siloam Springs G. Cotton Plant 14, Wynne 12, Nashvville 71, DC Queen 0. Figgott 44, Rector 13. *kMarianna 13, Helena 8. , i^Waldron 13, Mena 7. f Holly Grove 19, Clarendon 7. f Texarkana (Ark.) 14, Texarkana (Tex.) 7. Batesvillc 6, Newport 0. Hot Springs 13, Fort Smith 7. SIMansfield 27, Hartford 19. Bcnoit (Miss.) 26, Dermott 0. North Little Rock 26, Little Rock 0. Texas School for Deaf 14, Arkansas School for Deaf 0. Cranium Crackers Animal Crackers The animal kingdom comes into its own in the whirl of rhymes and songs written about our feath- *-pred and furry friends. How many %f the animals named in the following verses do you recall? •1. What "birds and beasts" are mentioned in the jingle "I went to the aniinal fair"? 2. What animals are mentioned t5<n the rhyme ending 'and the dish ran away with the spoon"? 3. What animals went "round and round the mulberry bush"? 4< How many animals in "Houie That Jack Built" can you " 5. What animals (a) ran up the clock, (.b) went to market, and (c) had none? Answers on Comic Puge A Thought God is divine Principle, supreme incorporeal Being, Mind* Spirit, Soul, Life, Truth, Love.— Mary B. G. Eddy. Tobruk, Rezegh Forces Meet to Trap Axis British Progress in Libya Reported to Be Considerably Better CAIRO-(/P;-Brilish Tobruk and Rezegh forces consolidated their junction Friday and trapped large Axis forces to the cast which immediately began to attempt to battle their way out, the British announced. Practically the entire Italian Bologna division was wiped out in the action, it was said. Bitter fighting was in progress Friday as an Axis column which darted into Egypt two-days ago as a diversion tried to get back to main Axis forces. Headed for a British wall, however, as contact established by Tobrunk forces was strengthened into an effective line. This flying column on retreat westward was able to join some forces from strong Axis formations under the Axis African commander General Erwin Rommel which were entrenched along the Egyptian-Libyan border, southward from Halfaya (Hell-fire) pass to Sidi O'mar when the British drive opened 11 days ago. However, it was said, that most of this force was scattered by combined British air and ground forces which worked in unison to keep them trapped and smashed them into small groups. The British also were pushing westward from Tobruk farther along the Mediterranean coast heading toward strong Axis centers at Gazala and Derna. The British commander Lt. Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham, however, appeared to be concentrating on the big Axis armies locked to the.oast.of Tobruk. Italy Loses African Empire NARIOBI, Kenya Colony, North Africa—OT— Gondar, mountanious stronghold and last bastion of Premier Mussolini's African empire, sur- rendrced Thursday night after a hard driven two-way attack, the British East African command announced Friday. The announcement gave no details on the number of prisoners taken by the attacking empire forces of Highland troops, Indian, Sudnaese and South and West African units. Military observers said the Gondar garrison was believed to" exceed 10,000 men, at least half Italian. (The • Italian high command also (Continued on Page Two) Moscow's Peril Is Increasing, Russians Admit German Troops Smash to Within 36 Miles of USSR Capital By (he Associated Press Soviet dispatches acknowledged Friday that German troops smashing into the center of Moscow's defense arc from Mozhaisk were only 36 miles from the USSR capital. This was the closest approach, to Moscow from due west so far admit-! ted by the Russians. On the north the Vichy radio reported several days ago that the Nazis" were within 16 miles of the capital. ; In the south the Russians said Nazi; troops were attempting to encircle the key munitions center at Tula, 100 miles below Moscow, while heavy German artillery bombarded the' town. A nearby village, "N" was said to have fallen to the invaders. Soviet reports said Hitler's invasion armies before Moscow were suffering "tremendous" losses with as many as 15,500 Germans killed in a single day. North of the capital the Russians appeared to have at least momentarily the advantage, reporting that Red army counter attacks in the Kalinin sector, 90 miles north of Moscow, drove a wedge into the enemy lines and reoccupied many points. There was no mention of immediate danger in the Klin sector, 50 miles northwest of Moscow. Front line reports to Pravda, Communist party organ, said the Germans were striking savagely on both flanks of Moscow's efense arc with the heaviest blows apparently falling on the southern wing. -The -.Berlin-radio:-, said that Russian troops had evacuated the town of Sko-r pin, 150 miles southeast of Moscow and that it was about to fall to advancing German columns. Shopkin lies 50 miles southeast of Sitalingorsk. Without giving the details Pravda said that Moscow's peril was increasing. Russians Counter BERLIN —(/P) —A fierce flareup of fighting at the southern flank of the Russian battle line was reported by military spokesmen who declared Friday night that strong Red army counter attacks in Rostove and the Donets region was apparently still underway. The Germans said the attacks were (Continued on Page Two) Nobody Lives in New U. S. 'Center of Population 7 Directed by County Surveyor W. C. Smith, tenant fanner Koscoc Carrithers drives a stake in a clover field on the Ciirlisle, Jnd., farm of California State Senator Charles Garrison. The stake marks (he exact center of. population of the United States. . "Pin" marks the spot on map nt right. By NBA Service CARLISLE, Ind. — For the next 10 years the center of U. S. population will nestle ankle-deep in a 30-acre clover fiald once owned by President William Henry Harrison. On land where the Potawatamie Indians made their last stand before moving across the Mississippi River, it's in the center of a unique tract. The French originally surveyed the tract so that all the farm buildings would be located where the sun would strike each side at least once during the day. The new center is part of one of the most productive farms in the Wabash River Valley, only 10 miles from Illinois State line, and it's owned—not (Continued on Page I NDIANA Indian- U. S. Troops Ordered to Dutch Guiana 0 Atlantic Ocean New York to =^j Dutch Guiana = 2400 Mites — Atlantic Ocean GUIANA COLOMBIA Scale of Miftt GUIANAS To Build 25 Houses Here FHA Will Construct $3,500 ; Homes in Hope ^WASHINGTON -(/P)- Representative Harris (D-Ark.) said Wednesday he and Senator Spencer (D-Ark.) had bgfin, advised by Federal Housing Go- ortjmator-Charles F. Palmer, that-25 houses to cost ?3500 each would be built at'Hope, Ark., site of the Southwest Proving Ground, Harris said the dwellings might be occupied by persons with salaries ranging from ?1800 to ?3000. SPG Workers Paid $244,000 Nearly 7,000 Employed on Huge Project Here Employees of the W. E. Callahan Construction Company engaged in work on (he project at the Southwestern Proving Ground will Friday be enriched by nearly a quarter million dollars in pay checks. Although the week's payroll is some what less than that of last week, in spite of weather which retarded field work during a portion of the week, the current disbursement will exceed ?244,000, and will go to almost 7,000 workmen on the project. Local Students Are Honored at Hendrix CONWAY - Two Hope students at Hendrix College have pledged social sororities and fraternities. Miss Marilyn McRae, freshman, pledged Kappa Kappa Kappa. Judd Martindale, also a freshman, pledged Delta Alpha. They will be initiated as members in February. ••-•* . Thirty thousand species of animals are known to man. 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 immediately, 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 boy enlisted, his class, and his present location. 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 no difference. Also, any letters written home by local sailors, telling of naval life, will be appreciated; and The Star will return these to their owners just as it will return the photographs. Strategic position of Dutch Guiana, where U. Scroop's liable mines. rin K n,.« «l, m .,« i ,:„.. of bnuxMc (b , ack and other Kyler Speaks on Compress Rev. Hamill in Xmas Seal Appeal to Rotarians - H; O.' -Kyler,- manager of the Union Compress & Warehouse Co. plant here addressed the Rotary club Friday, noon at First Christian church on the relation of a compress and warehouse to the cotton trade. The Rev, J. E. Hamill, city chairman of the Christmas Seal campaign, told the Rotarians that tuberculosis deaths, while tremendously reduced the last few decades', still amount to 170 every day in America. He said Hempstead county's quota in the 1941 seal sale is ?1',250. Talbot Feild, Jr is county chairman. Kiwanis club will canvass downtown Hope next week. Guests of Rotary Friday included the Rev. Bern Ament, of DeWitt Rotary club, and E. S. Richards, Hope. Merchants to Meet, Plan Xmas Program All merchants who have contributed to the Christmas celebration fund for purchasing lights for the city, fireworks, the cotton Christmas, and a free movie for all children, are asked to meet at the city hall Monday, December 1 at 10 a. m. to complete plans for the Christmas program. In one small suburban yard a scientist found 1,402 varieties of insects. Proving Ground Traffic Group Has Big Task Handling 77 Carloads Material Daily . p-es—•*-»...i«ta»iv vi tuiiu'uing the movement of an average of 77' carloads of construction material is the usual daily diet of the Traffic Department of the W. E. Callahan Construction Company at the Southwestern Proving Ground. On the project, where the keynote and watchword is speed and still more speed the Traffic Department is performing a service of untold value. The instant that an order for vital material is placed by the purchasing division, the expediters in the traffic office shift into high gear, and relax ther eforts only when the order is unloaded on time at the receiving station on the project. Imagine, for instance, that a half dozen cars of construction steel are ordered from a foundary located' hi Illinois. In a day or so the traffic manager at the Proving Ground gets the foundary on the phone to check the progress of delivery, and is told that cars in which to ship the order are unavailable. The important work of the traffic manager then begins. Railroads, freight yards, and all possible sources adjacent to the Illinois foundary are contacted in search of the all-important freight cars necessary to move the steel to the Proving Ground. After much anguish and in(Continued on Page Two) Christmas Seal Sale Helps in Fight on Tuberculosis Average T. B. Patient Is Victim of Own Ignorance The "average" victim of tuberculosis has emerged from the study of the pictures behind the deaths of 450 persons. The study made by a state tuberculosis association (Michigan), sought the facts about the falling, but still insistent, death rate from tuberculosis. The "average" person who dies from tuberculosis is a victim, not of the disease, but of his own ignorance, carelessness and fear. And he is not his only victim. Others are his victims, too. The "average" victim, the study $^a*£-ii-i9*i revealed, had not ZMWWWWCTWJ graduated form high school. He Protect knew little about ftvr Home from tuberculosis, and Tufcefcu/osis what he did know was mostly wrong. He had been aware he was ill for at least six months before he got the correct diagnosis. He did not have money to pay for his hospital care. He did not want to go to the senator- ium and, if he did go, he only went when he was very ill. He left the sanatorium against medical advice when he was well on the way to recovery. Because he left against advice he went home to die. He felt no duty to protect the peo- ple around him against his highly infectious illness. He infected other members of his family, his acquaintances, people he worked with. Among them could always be found one person with sctive tuberculosis, for which he was responsible, Not that he is the only one that gets tuberculosis. The disease knows no boundaries of race, income, occupation, age or sex. But he is the major problem of the tuberculosis associations. He is the human baricade to further advance against the disease. He must be found in time to save his life and to save others from him. He must be sought among apparently healthy person.s He must be taught what to do about his own condition. He must be taught to protect others. He must be given meical care. He must be given occupational training, so that when he is fit again for everyday life he will not become a taxpayer's burden. The search for him is not easy. It takes money to find him. And the search for him must be intensified. The finding of him in sufficient numbers wll outweigh the grim advantages that times like these always give to tuberculosis. It is up to us to supply the financial means for liis search as we, through our purchase of Christinas Seals, are the sole means of support of the tuberculosis associations. Every time he is found and put under medical' care, his life may be saved and the ever-present menace of tuberculosis is decreased just that much more for all of us. Will Refuse to Compromise j With Japanese Possibility of § Arming Merchant- ships in Pacific Is Raised ... WAHINGTON -(/P)- The American"; government, it was learned Friday,* from best-informed sources in Wasnf* ington, has ruled out any possibilit of a copmromise with Japan on thc^ Chinese issue and has raised thetS possibility that American merchant-^ ships in the Pacific may be armedrj?! Meanwhile it was reported on^thef highest authority that negotiationsfy looking toward peace m the Far EastW had not broken down the U. S. views*! the situation as serious. Circumstances Show OK , , f •An official White House announce^ ment concerning the merchantmen** said that these vessels in the PacifiCjwt will not be armed under existing cir-^ cumstances. And when President Roosevelt 1x004^5 asked at a press confeience how longc,| these circumstances would prevail he&t said he thought that question might, better be asked in Tokio. r "f% He was asked also whether anything^ he might say on negotiations with the t \ Japanese envoys in this country and* replied that he thought he had bettert not. News From Tokio Yet he conceeded that news on '„.».-, negotiations had been based largely/* on dispatches from Tokio and declar-|. ed that the reason for this was anf) American policy of infinite patience.! It was "also learned on the best au^f thority that the current situation^ini the Far East is regarded as serious!; because America desires that there peace in the Pacific and for peace. <W/<Sj :i,'/j jfS "•*">• Hope Easy for Pine Bluff Zebras Roll Up 46-0 Score to Close Season PINE BLUFF — The Pine Bluff High School Zebras ended their conference campaign successfully and remained in second place Thursday 'af- • ternoon when they defeated Hope,' 46 to 0. :-t The Zebras scored in the first two- minutes, after recovering a fumble oh. the Hope 20. Bill McNeill went over' from the eight, , •< , Star of the Zebras' charge was Leslie"^ Mclntyre, scat back, who was knock,-." 1 ' ed out of play last year with a prole-* 1 en collarbone and this year with "a back ' injury. Mclntyre was in possession of the ball only four times, but made the third touchdown for the Zebras in three charges, gaming' 31 yards for the scoie. In the first seconds of the third quarter, Mclntyre slipped around left end fiom his 40 and dashed 60 yards to scoie. Pine Bluff scored in every quz.,,,., making two in the first, thiee in the second and one each in the last two, Hope gained only one yard in tl>e second period. The Zebras outsmaited, outfought, outplayed and far outweighed the Bobcats. Hope was a much weaker team at the half, when the scoie wa.jj' 34 to 0, than last week, when it upset North Little Rock. The other four touchdowns for ttje Zebras were made like this: In the first period Jack Bodie, quar' terback, ran 25 yardi through the Hope team to score, after an 18-yard, scoring run by Buckner had been nullified by a penalty. A bad pass from center made Sirains miss and Pine Bluff lecovered on, the Hope two, and Galloway, Zebra fullback, scored. Simms fumbled when he caught 3 kick from Bodie in the end zone an<I Mason, guard, coveied it for a touch down. Bodie passed to Tom Eubanks, end, 33 yards to make the final score. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Open High Low Close December.. 16.17 16.20 16.12 16.10 January .... 16.17 16.13 March 16.39 16.46 16.35 16.35 May 16.49 16.55 16.44 16.44 July 16.51 16,59 16.48 16.48 October .... 16.69 16.72 16.62 16.61 NEW YORK December.. 16.09 16.15 16.09 16.04 January 16.08 March , 16.34 16.41 16.30 16.30 May 16.44 16,50 16.38 16.3S July 16,41 16,54 16.42 16.41 October .... 16.47 16.49 16.45 ifi.ss Middling spot 17,36. 13

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