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f ,W6tM-Wld«N«ws ..... Given fmportidfly by Associated Press tt *|•z.i>'*"'* < v » %i,"]^ ri »»*< H * t i s * "'" lf> j^yR^g^ii^^ii^.* v * '»*' ' " Jj£' *"• '** '•' *"'*' ' 5 - ''"" ',»*'"'./«'.* ! ..' .— -... A Jr,v.~ * ' '/ ^OBI^HBM^ ' xjp ope , l '^:?^^, O^^S^?^S The Weather ARKANSAS - Partly eldudy and warmer Saturday night; Sunday part* ly cloudy and warmer in the east portion. [VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 40 Star of Hope, 1899; Prets. 1927 Coniolidoted January ig 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SAtURDAY, NOVtMBER 29, 1941 --- - —- - - "-_„ i ii ii »"•"•• •-—- •- - ..-•- •--_- .... ...... .. , L ^_ ..,.,... ...... ___^' . - ------- - - r *^wTwrTiwhn Jb7> I T"f I lfc.iV A . "•.-""- "=»"*.iwicu ness nfri i j~i- r» ^AM.^ I— $>•&' ^""" r ' •-•'•'• ' JNEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise AM'r> PRICE 5C COPY -, lg| eds Drive Germans Back Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- Thc Aluminum Plant Quarrel Should Develop "Sour-Gas" Field Anyway Arkansas' big aluminum plant was originally scheduled to |e ocated at Camden but was switched to the Hot Springs- Sflalvern-Benton triangle upon the intervention of private power pmpanies, according to a charge aired in the state papers gdaybyCongressmanOren Harris of this (the Seventh) district led Cross Roll all Drive Is $3,000 iNear Chairman Indicates Successful Cam• paign Throughout County Solicitors reported donations of , $129.75 to the Hempslead county Red | Cross fund here Saturday, ending the TTst two weeks of the drive, and mak- g a total of 52,712.40. Donations follow: Previously reported 52,582.65 >V. E. Callalum Construction Co. i Compton _ i oo H. Wimberly .'.,.H'" I.'QO E. E. Avery ... „.. _ __ l 00 W. Carrill '._ _T Noel Ostecn . D. A. Snell ~™ E. S. Lemley 'J. Johnson Carl Britt „!__ >No Name '__ J. F. Smith ~_I_Z Ernest K. Loyd ....; 1 Neil Williams _ ~J ^L v R, > Marburv •*Y*fc Glbbonf iIiSZTiZ: .Clarence Wilhite ... J. L. Winters . _ Paul Amick ^1 _ ,.„„ Dale M. McMahen _ _. 1.00 William J. Black 1.00 %Ralph Brassil , 1,00 Lawrence Oehler 1.00 Harriet Lister 1.00 Florence Davis _ 1.00 Lerby Hutchinson 1 00 Floyd Plank ,—.Mary Panky „ _ Joe Cherry Avie Wylie Betty Hairston _T__...'.'Z Loy Faye Reese Arliss Harris J. A, Murray _ 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1,00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 LOO 1.00 1.00 1.00 . . i.oo Elmore McCorkle '. l.QQ J. O. Ford __ 100 F. F, Nichols ." i.flO Tom Yocom 1,00 M. Mayten ....* 1.00 ^ J. I. Whitten J L'™ LOO ~*J. H. Dodson 1,00 Jack Simmons 1.00 VV. L. Vaughan 1.00 J. W. Seymour 1.00 Max Doughty _ 1.00 B. B, Mitchell 1,00 ^j|Jf. D. Hamiter 1,00 J. A. Kind 1.00 J. R. Pruitt 1.00 J. A. Cowling 1.00 R. E. Pogemillcr _. 1.00 P. D. Richey _ 1.00 4 •j^Trank Wherry _ _. 2.00 Larry Wherry _ 1,00 Harley G. Rupener 1.00 Thomas Fulks 1,00 G, G. Lawson , 50 Edward Vornhedcr .50 Bill Peters _ .50 Simmons _ ,50 W. S. Allen __ 1.00 J. Fraser 1.00 A. Ball , _ 1.00 Eugene Blackwell 1.00 A. R. Cipher 1.00 . fc O. S. Watson 1.00 *J. O. Johnson __ _.,.. 1.00 Wm. R. Sherman 1.00 Ben A. Kroup _' 1,00 Dodson I. Leonard 1.00 Don Tummons _ 1.00 Ernest E. Mashburn _. 1.00 *C. P. Buist, Jr. _ 1.00 Frank Brandenburg 5.00 Mrs. Mary Varley _. _ _. 1.00 W. H. Branham _ 1.00 Paul McClellan 1,00 (Continued on Page Three) Among other things Mr. Harris said in a statement carried from Washington by the Associated Press is this significant paragraph: "Harris further charged that the Rural Electrification Administration had proposed to furnish a part of the temporary power at 6.2 mills per kilowatt hour while the private companies were making a proposed charge of over 7 mills." It will be recalled that in the months before final selection of the aluminum plant site it was proposed to furnish some of tho plant's enormous electric requirements by constructing an REA generating station to utilize the "sour-gas" of the La- Fayettc and Columbia fields. ' Hope probably never had much of a look-in on the matter of the aluminum plant site, but it has a very material stake in seeing the "sour- gas" just south of us turned into electric power. Coal and hydro-power each in their day have built up industry in new sections—and this "sour-gas" field, now lying dormant because its sulphuric-acid content must be removed before it becomes a commercial fuel, represents the potential power source to industrialize southwest Arkansas. The aluminum plant location has been decided upon, but we should insist that the "sour-gas" development be carried out regardless. If the figures given this newspaper confidentially some time ago are correct—and they came from an authoritative source—then the "sour-gas" fields are potentially able to produce electricity cheaper than any other known fuel or method. The accuracy of the figures given i-ndV -seems to- be-,borne out;-by^rT Harris' charge that it was thV private power companies which intervened to change the aluminum plant site, Camden may think that the power companies preferred the northern location over Camden—but the probable fact is that the power companies cared little about the actual location but feared the threat of cheap elecricily from the "sour-gas" generating station to their existing facilities and investments. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON Yes, We Are One Country, One Nation An American citizen is free to go from one state to another, seeking to better himself, "Of course," you say. But that right has only now been clarified and broadened by the unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court. In ruling unconstitutional the California "anti-Okie" law, the court has by implication ruled invalid similar laws in 27 other states, all aimed at preventing entrance into those states of people without property. Specifically, Fred F. Edwards took his jobless brother-in-law from Texas into California, where, after living with Edwards for 10 days, the brother-in-law received assistance from the Farm Security Administration. That made Edwards a violator of the California law against helping indigents to enter California; he was convicted, and he appealed. Such a law violates the Constitution, the court now unanimously holds. But the court was not unanimous on the reasons. Justice Byrnes, delivering the opinion (his first) decided that such a law exceeded the proper "police power" of the state, and further, that it was an unconstitutional barrier to interstate commerce. Thus the court's majority hitched still another trailer to that venerable wagon, the commerce cluase, with its provision that "Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several states and with the Indian tribes," Justice Douglas, speaking also for Justices Black and Murphy, traversed loftier ground to the same con(Continued on Page Three) Mr. Rover, a sensible hound, Christmas shopped, with his wallet unwound, Bought his family, new tags Which were welcomed with wags-*-* , They won't spend Christmas Day in the pound", 'itSHOPPING DAYS Germans Admit Withdrawal From Rostov Sniping Civilians Believed to Be Taking Heavy Nazi Toll BERHN~(/P)-Thc Germans acknowledged Saturday that their forces had been partly withdrawn from Ros- tov-on-Don, north gateway to the Caucasus which their troops won a week ago. While the Germans battled agains new Russian counter attack in theis sector, DNB, official Gorman news agency, reported that on the central front the cotton manufacturing town of Volokolamsk, 65 miles northwest of Moscow had been captured in a steady Nazi squeeze on the Russian capital. Rostov, Germans had described as one of the most strategic prizes of the war. The high command disclosed the move by saying "occupation troops of Rostov in compliance with order are exavuating the central district of the city in order to make the most through preparations for necessary measures against the population which, contrary to international warfare, participated in fighting at the rear of the German troops." The impression was given that sniping by civilians developed back of the ines against which Russian forces were hurled recklessly. Observers said this was the second Lime the Germans had admitted withdrawal at Norvark but later retook the city. . To Speed Up Activities of Past Six Months Are Reviewed With construction of the Southwestern Proving Ground past the half way nark and all employes cooperating n the new drive to make the job eighty per cent complete over all by January 3rd, work is moving at a fast clip on the job of readying for use another ordnance facility. All facilities such as vehicle roads, drainage work, laying of sewer and water line and other tasks of this kind s virtually complete and the more :han 6,000 employes of the Contractor, 250 of the Architect Engineer and something over 300 Constructing Quartermaster personnel are taking full advantage of generally favorable weather to keep the project moving ahead of the schedule. On more than 100 permanent facilities representatives of practically every building trade are at work lay- ng brick, pouring concrete foundations, erecting steel, nailing up siding and the htundred and one 6ther tasks iccessary to provide the units needed jy an expanding ordnance program. Major Werner C. Strecker, Con- itructing Quartermaster, in looking sack over a period of favorable accomplishments, said "Work is proceeding satisfactorily and has been marked by efficiency and smooth operation to date." Two water wells, 1150 feet in depth have been provided to insure a sufficient supply of water. The water si pumped from these wells by two electric pumps, which are designed to furnish a minimum of 200 gallons per minute each, A ten inch casing leads to the storage tank from which the water will be delivered to the mains. This storage tank, capable of maintaining a sufficient supply of water for the entire project to to be placed on a steel tower reaching more than 100 feet from ground level to the balcony of the tank. By elevating the storage tank to this height, adequate pressure at all points on the project is assured. It is expected that this system will be sufficient to supply the needs of the project under all conditions and circumstances but in the event that it Fallen France Faces Another Fateful Turning o (Continued on page three) Cranium Crackers Gridiron Nicknames After a whirlwind gridiron season, you should be fairly well familiar with the nicknames of collegiate football teams across the country, See if you can charge through this line of teams and come up with the proper university for each. 1. Wolverines and Rams. 2. Longhorns and Indians. 3. Cougars and Golden Bears. 4. Wildcats and Panthers. 5. The Green Wave and the Crimson Tide. s ou CvitUc Units of Nazi-covctcd French fleet plowing a heavy sea. Kay's Jewelry Opens Saturday Credit Jewelry in Patterson's, Next to Rialto Hope's first credit jewelry store, Kay's, a branch of the well-known Texarkana firm, is opening this Saturday at 114 South Main street, sharing quarters with Patterson's Shoe store in the building adjoining the Rialto theater. Between the Texarkana and Hope stores Kay's will have the largest jewelry stock in the four-states area, and any item not actually on hand can be obtained on one-day service, said Samuel Fine, manager of Kay's in Hope. Kay's store was founded in Texarkana and is now entering Hope with a second unit after -a phenomenal growth in business— handling nationally-advertised jewelry at nationally-advertised prices with credit as an added service. "While stocks are very large," said Mr. Fine, "the public is warned that due to National Defense requirements no merchandise made of metal can be ordered for the coming holiday trade. Sales must be restricted to the supply now in stock, and early shopping is therefore advised." Kay's is handling a full line of diamonds and the following national brands: Watches: Hamilton, Elgin, Waltham, Longine, Bulova, Gruen, Accro^Bond. Silverware: 1847 Rogers, Community Plate, Holmes & Edwards. Electrical appliances: Manning-Bowman, Sunbeam products, G.-E, appliances, Farberware, Motorola radios. Underwood portable typewriter. in Libya. He wants Bizerte in Tunisia „ .... French warships against the North African armies at his command, Average Soldier in Uncle Sam's Army Here is the average enlisted man in the Army as reflected by records of the Quartermaster Corps. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 144 pounds, wears a size 9'/j B shoe and a size 7 hat. His physical condition must be good for he has a 31 inch waist line. It costs ?175 a year to feed him and the initial issue of clothing costs 5107.89. CHRISTMAS SEALS Pro/ecf Your Wcme Buy now and put them on your holiday mail. They cost so little but do so much. Every citizen should lend a helping hand in tliis voluntary c ajii- payn. Talbot Feild, Jr., County Chairman Rev. J. E. Hamill, City Chairman. Free French desert soldieri fighting with British in Africa. France again is stretched on the totalitarian tprture rack. Hitler 6 *"""~ '~^ ' _,......,,...,, ,.,,ift<|piAMiW7allwv^,4n^icipat{ojf in- his New t Ord?rij.perhaps even to the extent^of; drect military action'"against Britain.'As Marshall'-PKillffi? retain and Admiral Francois Darlan went to Fontainebleau/ just outside Pans to meet Hermann Goermg, and possibly Adolf Hitler himself, they faced a decision that may affect profoundly the military situation in the Mediter- _ .. ^ ^^^%^-^^z±s^ss Fam vQuarre w^iatever^ source he can. That means France, and per- * Mlll "f >*MUI I VI Man Shoots Wife to Death, Turns Gun on Self CONWAY—W)—Mrs, Elsie Russum, 24, of North Little Rock, died in a hospital at nearby Searcy Saturday of pistol wounds in the chest, neck and head while her 25-year-old husband Glen Russum, shot just above the heart remained in a critical condition. Sheriff Charles R. Steed of Faulkner county said the young husband fired the shots which wounded them both Friday night after he had followed his wift to the home of her brother in the Britol community, 24 miles northwest of Conway, in a vain attempt to effect a reconciliation. Lt. F. C. Malone Sent to Sherman Field GOODFELLO'W FIELD, San Angelo, Texas—With the opening of the new Sherman-Denison Air Corps Basic Flying School 60 miles north of Dallas, Texas, 2nd Lt. Frank Cletis Malone, son of Mrs. F. C. Mslone of Hope, Ark., has been ordered to proceed there for immediate duty. Lt. Malone attended Arkansas A & M college. Quail Season Opens Monday Licensing Requirements Announced by Warden Wade The quail and fur seasons open Monday, December 1, Lester Wade, Hempstead county game warden, announced Saturday. He called attention of hunters to the following regulations- Resident license is ?1.50, and nonresident license ?15. The law says that a person has to live in Arkansas six months before becoming eligible for a resident license. Dogs also must be licensed. Hunters' attention is particularly called to the fact that guns must be plugged so as to hold not more than three shells. Joe Wimberly Has His Work Published FAYETTEVILLE - Joe Wimberly, Hope, student at University of Arkansas, was one of 25 outstanding English students whose work within the past three years is included in a volume of creative writing recently placed in the University library. The collection is made up of plays, poems, essays, and short stories. 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. Earl B. Montgomery to Turner Field, Ga. Private Earl B. Montgomery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Montgomery, Prescott RFD, iias completed a 22- weeks course in radio communications at Scott Field, 111., and has been assigned to Turner Field, Ga., according to a press release fro mthe U. S. Army Air Corps. Britain could guess from her taxes that the war is being fought in the air. British Roll Into Libya Counter Move Lifts Pressure "* on Moscow * Russian Dispatches Claim Nazi '. Offensive at Standstill MOSCOW —(#)— A powerful B army counter attack northwest f u .Moscow in which the Russians were' said to have crossed the Volga on the 1 ice and driven the Germans out' < town after town in an advance not yc checked, was reported Saturday 'b, the Moscow radio. ffil] , Quoting dispatches to Izvestia theV broadcast said that at many placesd along the hard pressed defense arc in'' front of the Soviet capital the Nazi, onslaught was held to a standstill for several days and that a Nazi flanking; movement southeast of Tula had s" ed down in the intense fighting, '^< The latest Russian counter attack!*' northwest of the capital was said to; have been launched in the dusk Thursday near Kalinin, 90 miles north west of Moscow. .,'.'. "• A British radio report said the Red &;• army was aimed southeast against the J» flank of the wedge the Germans had. * t driven into the Klin sector between &> Kalinin and the capital. $L Fight Continues - '|S The Moscow radio said that heavy',,« fighting continued through Thursday^ and Friday nights as Russian troopsf {1 battered their way through Germany defense positions which had been shel^p led; by Russian artillery. ,^ Russian troops which crossed the|j Volga ice were said to have establish-^ ed Alines on'.the .-'south-bank south-% east of Kalinin, Theivillages descril|-| ed as "L", "B" arid "I"-were report!ec$s captured and the Russians said 1 they $j beat back German counter attacks 9 .and occupied the strongly f — a*i'-*** Map shows UM! spo( wh( . rc Ulc BriUsh £ ^ ?EA Sew.« Teleph,,to ctlw with oU»er imperial miis at Ed Duda> eucircltag A^s forces m,H° S n, ! * P ,.* nv « ««w» «*» Sowd, of i.U)ya to wit Axis suppjy auri Uw Ital4au attack on Sidi Oiuajr (wWte arrow). . "Under steady pressure of our its," the broadcast said "the enem?, A slowly retreating ,in a number ^of f; places, was still trying to halt'our - <J<V >'' vance," Of the southern flank of Moscow's 1 ^ defenses.where the Russians declared^' earlier this week that danger to the^jij* capital was greatest an Izxestia cor- l> ij<| •respondent reported that violent fjght-'iP*?* ing was still in progress. ' - " Attempts Fail . , ( •'" The Germans, the correspondent as-^ H serted, failed in attempts to smash > •"', through the Tula sector, 100 miles ^ , south of Moscow and then gave up % -?1 this attempt 10 days ago in favor of -~' J a flanking movement around the -, city. The German drive in the Stalm- ' gorsk area resulted in some early gains but failed, so far, either to cut off Tula or open a new avenue to the capital, the reports sai. f Accounts of the fighting told of ' Russian and German tanks smashing F on shell pitted fields with Russian ' and German airforces battling for con-'. v -> trol of the sky. It said that with the ?t struggle still short of a decision the^ Germans were forced, because of los-> , ses, to bring up reserve tanks to ' carry on the drive. The corespondent said Russian resistance stiffened in this entire sector with the Germans ft forced onto the defense in some plac^ ^ cs. > * Northwest of Tula supporting the ' German drive three infantry divisions were said to have forced the Russian defense line to withdraw m one seci < ' tor but elsewhere failed to advance, . , Health Officer ' Endorses Seals Dr. Martindale Urges Citizens to Buy Xmas Seals Dr. J. G. Martindale, county health officer, today added his endoisement to the growing list of public officials sponsoring the Christmas Seal Sdle of the Hempstead County Tubeiculosis Association, which opened on November 24. "I am glad to give my hearty sup-r port to the coming Christmas Se^l Campaign and recommend it as a worthy cause for Hempstead county," Dr. Martindale said. "Tuberculosis, like a thief in the night, robs a man of hi? health when he is least aware of its presence. Every physician realizes the need of educating the layman to the dangers that he in one undetected person with tuberculosis. The germs from that one person may spread to half a dozen persons. ' "Hope has an active anti-tubeicu,- losis campaign all year round. It would be worthwhile for the people in Hope to see in how many different , • channels money raised from Christmas Seals is spent," //a 1

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