Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 2, 1941 · Page 2
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 2, 1941
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OUT 00ft By J,R, William, reasurer Is No. 1 Salesman of .Defense Stomps JACK STINNETT —pitat comment: [though Secretary. 6f*the Treasury "" l " HI, is the tfy. 1 salesman of —iVlfig stamp* and bonds, he r ? evert dell himself rt two-bitter. 1 not that his sales talk isn't con- ng, even to the secretary, but against the law. It sfeems that back in the 19th cen- f one of our secretaries did n government bond buying at the i of 60 cents on the dollar and sold i at par. After deliberating that for 0 ._-ae years, congress in 1889 came to ^the- conclusion that such tactics were* 't strictly on the Up and up and assed a law that no secretary could r ,j. -ftll himself government securities. I-- 11 That's why Morgenthau, in spite of Ipeing the Nation's No. 1 bond sales"Tian, is his own worst prospect. Y , j Proof of one of governmental Wash- wAington's worst employe shortages is •Hhe way that the Civil Service Com' Sion'has lowered the requirements stenographers and typists. It's r< _ m now,'according',to an official |j3»ho is supposed to know about such ^things to such a point that a 16-year- S.old student in high school typing can "—'-«- for some of the jobs. commission's figlit to keep , lju I the demand for typists is des- Sfeperate. Ailthough more than 100,000 P iave taken the tests in six months or ^so, the list 1 of "availables* 'is reported'" r decreasing. An interesting phase of the shortage that only about 50 percent of the I'eligibles offered jobs in Washington r;wj]l accept them. The reason general- |fsly given is that stenographer's and V; typist's .pay isn't sufficient to meet '^the Washington h. c. 1. >4?•> Uncle Sam has a standing reward JfV** ?^5 for the apprehension of all de- l^serters from the Army. The catch in R.jj'ft is that deserters have to be turned V|;over at the post from which they de- '•^serted to get the full $25 and no ad- diional fee is paid for keep, cost of ar- to come lT HURTS MS TO BUT sMe ALLU$ LECTURED ME ON HOW NEAvT VOU ARE, HOW POLITE'J HOW GLEAM VOU WIPE YOUR: FEET, OR SLJMP'KI, ALLUS SUMP'N/ SO VOU WAIT OUTSIDEi WILLYA? WISH I. WAS MORE OF A GENTLEMAN, I WAS OF A BUM/ NOW/ WAIT, DOWT GET WAIT/ WAIT DON'T GO ARE MADE, NOT BORM /2-2 We,theWomen Let "Civilian Morale" .Begin in the Home ' * By RUTH MILLETT What does this term "civilian morale" we're hearing so often ' really mean? What does it mean to us women? • We know what is meant by "morale" when it is used in connection with soldiers. But what does it mean when applied to the rest of us? Well, let's reduce it to terms o£ one individual, 'Mrs. Jones,' and may- how " aPPV.es to ------ *-*»-vv;nueu. Army doesn't hind out any gtfigures, but it is known that there ;has been no appreciable increase in ' the number of boys going A.W.O.I. It N 8 been Pointed out several times the dratt army starte d training actual desertions are comparably than ever before. - not a matter of priorities— but Dentists and doctors from some areas feare complaining of a shortage in cer- |.tain medical supplies, because the e ~ be we can 'By the way, whatever became of „•• e "' T fetbat threat that the boys were going -, „ J ° nes , TU ™ a house and a fam ;'"over the hill in October," if the draft J^- , N ° tlo » al Defense has already l .jwas extended? It was extended | touched her life in numerous ways. Most important, of course, is the fact that she now has a son in the army. In a less important—but still serious way—Defense has touched her pocketbopk. It seems to her that everything she buys today costs more than it did a few months ago. And yet the allowance on which she runs her house, feeds and clothes her family is just what it has been for some time. Defense has touched her life outside her family, too. She has been faced with the problem of whether to go on spending her leisure at bridge tables, or whether to volunteer for instruction in some of the defense courses. . . She's Doing Her Best Mrs. Jones isn't going around wailing because "poor Dick" was taken into the army just when he was going good in a new job. She hasn't encouraged pick to feel sorry for, himself, either. Instead she has let him see .that she is, proud of him, and thinks what he i.s doing is impor-•' tant. • • When he gets her letters at camp he is more-rather than less—satisfied than he was before. He's not mama's-boy-who-has- had-a - tough - breok-and-isn't-it-n-shame? He's a man doing a man's duty, The "high cost of living" hasn't got Mrs, Jones down, either. She has had to start economizing pretty closely—but she doesn't talk about it all the time. She doesn't ruin her family s meals by grimly reporting at the table that pork is up another two cents a pound. Arid she hasn't once said to her WANTED CAST IRON SCRAP ' 75 Cents per Hundred Pounds Paid ARKANSAS MACHINE SPECIALTY CO. Hope, Arkansas WHO WANTS A SLIGHTLY - USED SPINET PIANO? Drop ' Us a Card This Piano is available at a sacrifice price. 'Cash or 18 months terms arranged. P, O. Box 142 - Texarhana, Ark. GUILD "MIRROR PICTURES "It's done with mirrors." True enough, but It resulted in a fine snapshot, Show your individuality by taking unusual snapshots. Army is buying up such vast ouan- tities. Name of the week: U Saw, prime minister of Burma, who stopped over here on his way home from a visit to Winston Churchill. The gentleman's name is really just Saw-nothing more nor nothing less. The U is a term of respect, LOCAL DRUG FIRM GETS AGENCY FOR HOYT'S COMPOUND IT'S the unusual that attracts attention, and it'a only necessary to use your eyes plus a little Imagination and Ingenuity to ferret out i exceptional views and angles that lead to pleasing photographs. Perhaps you've never taken mirror pictures, and, U this be the case, you've missed a number of opportu- pities for interesting effects. Probably the most Important point of technique when taking pictures of tills type is correct focus. When picturing the reflected Image only, It is necessary to add the distance from the mirror to the pubject to the distance from the mirror to the camera lens. For example, suppose the subject Is three feet from the mirror, and the camera six feet from it, Then three plus six feet gives a total of nine feet—the distance for which you should focus your camera. In most cases you will want to show both the subject and the reflection, and It Is desirable to have them both sharp. To do that, place the subject quite close to the mirror and focus for the mirror itself. Then take the picture with the lens set at a small lens opening—it/16 or f/22. This is advantageous even 'if it means a longer exposure, f(jr it gives greater depth of field 'and makes it easier to get both subject and reflection in sharp focus.. , Care must a)so be exercised JD plauing your photo lamps, To .illuminate the subject In front of tha mirror, place one light quite closq to the wall on which the mirror hangs. The other light may bq placed near the camera to give general illumination. Watch that neither lamp reflects In the mirror or shines Into the camera lens. Of course, you'll also want to be sure thnt thq camera doesn't show In the mirror, There are mnny possibilities for fun with reflections. Show a person carrying a tray with a mirror bot torn. By the proper choice of camera position, you can obtain not only the Image of the subject, but also an upside-down reflection. You'll 1)0 surprised at the interesting effects) you will get In working out such "stunt" pictures, and it Is such in- genuliy that yields unusual pictures) that show individuality, John van Guiltier Urge Shipment Of This New Medicine Has Arrived At the John S, Gibson Drug Store f JWce Officer W. R. Thomas of 2303 .West Second Street Amarillo, Texas, ^Steles: "For 25 years I was employed fey railroad companies and fur the two years have been with the riUo Police Force. For a long I had spells of indigestion. 1m- P| jpedfateJy after peals, my food sowed n»y stomach anii there was a sour Ste in my mouth. Gas formed in my c .stomach causing pressure around my (ijjjpsjrt. My stomach fej.t Jjke Ihere was : > W$ soM lump in it. I had dizzy jay knees, arms and shoulders me terribly. At times I could w^k. My kidneys bothered a (great deal and I had to arise ral times each night. "J decided to try Hoy't Compound a,nd /low I »m no longer bothered with Indigestion and can eat any-l')ta£' H°yt's is a wonderful medicine ^j^J the results from it are almost «nb*]ifcvable. My kidneys are func- K i .tioning normally now, and J rest un- f n, Jtfjjrturbed through the night. The • sjisery is gone from my shoulders and • qma, nod I can walk as fast as I AJK. W.«. THOMAS without my knees and legs bothering roe. I feel like an entirely different person. I am happy to make this public statement hoping that othert niuy read it arid b.e benefited by th? use of Hoyt's!" If you, too, ore suffering from a similar cause, why not come to the Jolm, H. Gibson Drug Store today and get a bottle of the new medicine. Hoyt's Compound is also sold by druggists everywhere. Be sure to get genuine Hoyt's Compound. Accept no substitutes. Edson in Washington OFF Has No Office, No Facts, No Figures WASHINGTON - The newest a-(S>- gency in the defense setup, the Office of Facts and Figures, was a month old last Nov. 23, and to that , it consisted principally of a head i unning around with its chicken cut -.iff. The head is competent enough- being 49-year-old Archibald MacLeish, who rose from private to captain of field artillery in France during the last wai-j is a Yale graduate, a Harvard lawyer, a Pulitzer prize winner in poetry in 1932, a contribu- 'or to many magazines and since 1939 the librarian of congress. But it takes time for even a gentleman soldier and scholar of the MacLeish caliber to organize an Office if Facts and Figures. To date, OFF has no offices, has no facts, has no .'igurcs. It has an emergency allot- husband, "I just don't see how I'm ?oing to manage on my allowance." She's managing—with a minimum oi talk and complaints. And she has decided that she can not afford to waste all her leisure on women's bridge parties and aimless tens. So she is busy these days learning first aid, knitting, rolling bond- ages, and helping in a school hot lunch program. In short, Mrs* Jones' morale is splendid. That is, she is making the best of the job she has to do. ment from the presidential executive funds, and it is trying to prepare a budget for submission by Dec. 1. OFF is to have an advisory committee, but so far the only Uesignee ,is Lowell Melletl, head of the Office of Government Reports. OFF is supposed to have a staff—MacLeish wants to keep it small—but so far the only member is Capt. Robert M. Kintner, a former newspaper columnist. In this somewhat negative lineup of facts and complete absence of figures, thnro has been considerable Washington speculation as to why OFF was organized. Like all the inaccurate statements circulated about the Office of Government Reports, there have been wild guesses that the Office of Facts and Figures was to be a super-propaganda agency or a board of censorship. These Mac- Lei.sli denies. The absence of any clear cut explanation of just what OFF will do is explained simply by the fact that tho director himself doesn't yet know. YVlial the Boss Said The presidential order creating OFF assigned to it in general terms the job of formulating programs designed to spread an understanding of the defense effort and to advise government agencies concerning the dissemination of such information. As MacLoish sees it, the people of a democracy are entitled to know Would Collapse in Ten Years Government Constructing Buildings That Won't Last By JACK STINNETT , WASHINGTON - It isn't discussed publicly but I can assure you that the government Is out now to build some buildings so 'they WON'T last. These nrt> the temporary buildings, designed to take cure of tho vnst overflow of government workers now here to see that the national defense pro- grflm moves conslnnlly forward. This idea of constructing temporary buildings so they will bo temporary,,,arid nothing more is not tho whim 'of any contractor out to mnke n pot of 'dough off the government, t comes right down from Mr. Roosevelt himself. As n matter of fact, the plan of building "temporary" office build- ngs'so they will fall down about the time the emergency is over isn't, something thnt the President bns just though't up for the present emergency, either. He has had thnt idon for nearly a quarter of n century. Tho two most famous "temporary" iiiildings in Washington nre the Navy nnd ,Munitions buildings (housing a gonepus. portion of tho Wnr department). Ugly, throe-story, gray, twin structures, they stretch for blocks along Constitution avenue nnd nro an eye-sore to the Mall. Tho Mail could be the most beautifully landscaped gridiron of roadways in the world. At its cast end is Capitol Hill. At its east end is Capitol Hill. At its west, a couple of miles away are tho Washington monument and the Lincoln Memorial nnd bctweon them the long Reflecting Pool. A network of roads leads from one end of the Mall to the other and flanking these whnt the government Is doing, and ho believes the people c:m be trusted with'this information, subject only to the limitations of giving out mi- Itary informnlon of value to nn enemy. MacLesh feels those reports should bo made without distortion, nnd thnt the dangers of nny situn- Uon can bo pointed out ns well ns tho good things. Ho is, fortunately, opposed to the "psychological bedag- zlement," ns ho calls it, which thp information services of some other governments have used by withholding or corrupting the free flow of information. And he is opposed to nny morale campnigns which attempt to mako the people feel thnt everything is just dandy by poulticing their souls with propaganda. Could Co-Ordinnte One job for OFF will be editing existing information services, hunching them, seeing that they all work together. Mac.Leish has no intention of passing on government information handouts or announcements and okaying them before they nre issued. Finns may be made for future programs for the various defense agencies to follow, nnd ndvice given ns to how the programs can bo handled. Office of Facts and Figures, however, Jin.-; no authority to tell nny agency it must do something. Jt is n consulting body only nnd it reports only to the President, who alone retains authority to (ell tho administrative dopa'rlmonts of the .government what to do. And of course it's too much to expect that OFF would ever decide thnt some government 'program is lousy, outworn, or wasteful and that the people should be told about this ex- travagnnce so it could be discontinued. Legal Notice NOTICK OF REVISION OF ASSESSMENT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Assessors of Street Improvement District No. 3, of Hope, Arkansas, will meet at the office of L. Carter I Johnson, second floor of the Arkansas Bunk & Trust Company building in the City of Hope, Arkansas, at 10 o'clock A. M. Tuesday, December fllh, 1911, for Hie purpose'of revising and readjusting the assessments of benefits against the real property in said district. Any person desiring any revision or readjustment of his assessments, or any change in values, for improvements erected or removed, or any change whatsoever, may appear before the Board and make application therefor and same will be. considered. This'25th day of November, 1941. Polk Singleton, Eugene White, Carter Johnson. Board of Assessors. Nov. 20, 29, Dec. 2 IN THE HEMPSTEAD CHANCERY COURT MARGARET QUAYLE Plaintiff VS. NO. 5050 DR. W1LUAM A. SNODQRASS, ET AL Defendants WARNING OKDEU The defendants, Mrs. Myra Walker, Mrs, Paralee Kooncc Jennings Mrs Kate G. Gullick, Willie Green, Mrs. Willie Green, Mrs. Mary Mozelle Barton, Mr. John D. Barton, Mrs. John D. Barton, Mr. Frank P. Barton, Mrs. Flaucie Barton Pago, Mr:;. Maggie Lewis Barton O'Neill, Mrs. George I,. Barton, Mr. Frank L. flarton. Mrs. Trank L. Barton, Willie Kenneth Barton, Mrs. Georgia Phillips, Mr. Ambrose Phillips, Mrs. Ambrose ?J)iJJirs, Mrs. Hazel Phillips Johnson, Vlrs, Bessie Phillji.-, 'Smith, Mr. Wiliam H. Gray, Si-., Mrs. Ha/.c-l Elizabeth Butts, Mr. William H. Gray, Jr., Mrs. WiJIiain H. Gray, Jr., Mr.' John Thomas Wysc ill. Mis. .John Thomas Wyse IV, Mrs. J. W. (Siidit-J Phillips, and Mi'fi. Muxine Phillips Manuel, and 'UC-h of UK-HI, ;JIT warned to appear the Hempslcud Chancery Court days and answer the pluinliff, Margaret vithin thirty complaint of Quay I e. Witness my- hand as Clerk of s Ipurt and the .seal thereof, on t 4th day of Novel nbi>r, 1U41. J. P. BYERS Clerk of Hrmpstead , Chancery Court Nov 25, Dec. 2, 3, 1C streets are the Vast departmental nnd other governmental buildings. Some are old, some nre ugly, some nre new and beautiful, but oil nre Impressive—all snve thoio squat little "temporary" buildings that were flung up during World Wnr 1 nnd hnve re- mnined ever since. They nre ns conspicuous ns nn out-fo-step West Pointer in n nowsrccl review. When they wcfe being, planned 24 years ngo, young Assislnnl Secretary of the Nnvy Frnnklin D. Roosevelt nnd tho vision to see this. He wanted tho buildings built so they would full down In seven or eight years nl most nnd when nobody npplmtded his foresight, ho suggested thnt they bo built on the south lawn of the White House. Thnt, ho felt, would nssurc their tcm- pornrlness. President Wilson objected, not on tho wisdom of making them tempornry, hut because he fell that no President could work with so much noise going on just outside his window. There hnsn't been the least hint thnt President Roosevnll still feels the some about cluttering up the south lawn, but there has been more thnn n hint thnt he feels the same nbout 'temporary" eyesores mnrring tho nn- tiounl capital's beauty in the years when peace has come Again. Thnt has the architects nnd construction engineers fretting over their ilnns and It is likely some of the new temporary structures nuthori/cd by congress will bo .built without stone or steel—little more than elongated LIBRARY NOTES Fulton Among the mnny Interesting nnd educational books now in the Fulton Public Library arc, Adult: "The White Cliffs" by Miller. A poem which expresses completely and beautifully whnt mnny Americans feel about England In this dark hour. "Exit LnughinB" by Irvln S. Gobi). A laugh- shanties thnt will fall to the storms or termite* before n decade is two- thirds done. • ^ Under construction now are n series of low "temporary" buildings In the morning shadows of the Cnpitol, but n block south of the Mall proper. Some of these are to house offices of the Nnvy. (The Army lins its brand new nnd pretty nice stone office building nnd n good many other pormn- iipnt structures around Washington, but the Nnvy scorns always to be drawing "temporary" ciunrlors.) These buildings hnve some concrete, but I wouldn't call them permanent. 1 do not think the Pre'sldent would either—or he never would have okayed the plans. An interesting sidelight on this "lemporory buildings" business is just how long docs the President think tho buildings will bo necessary. You will mwpr find Hint out for certain, but the closest I con get is something more Ihnn five and something less than ten years. Ing, keeping, gay, thrilling autobfo-' graphy, bi ought but in a lovely, sun* ny, Southern way. fr Juvenile; "A Son of the First People" by Arnold, A lively, vigorous adventure story; "Twin Kids" 'by Fto-< gnrij "Our Little Friends in China" by Carpenter. A slory of two children who live in china, Book-week was observed at library. Also interesting mops and pastors were on display ilhifltratintf "American Guide Week." . Automotive Leather Into the production of overy minion automobile goes 1,500,000 square feat of lonlhor for making upholstery nnd hide-glues. This leather comes from 30,000 head of cattle. c Real Silk Hosiery 16Q 1.95 SILK HOSE $ Per Pair . . . NYLON HOSE $• Per Pair . . Also— Slips, Underwent-, Gowns, Elc. SPO or Coll HENDRIX A. SPRAGGINS Telephone 633-J NOT FOR DIM-WITS This newspaper is not printed for a bunch of sheep to read. Like all American newspapers, it is published for people like yourself who are smart enough to vote, to govern themselves, to manage their own personal affairs. In this newspaper you will find a great many FACTS. You will like some facts, dislike others. Also, you will find many conflicting OPINIONS printed here. Hitler's opinions—and Roosevelt's. Pro-war and anti-war opinions. The opinions of murderers and of mothers. And the opinion of the paper's own editors. If you weren't free to accept or reject OPINIONS you wouldn't be free at all. The story of a fire is fact and opinion as a reporter saw it. Sermons are facts and opinions in favor of religion; advertisements are facts and opinions in favor of some product or service. Pictures of Yellowstone are facts and opinions in favor of vacations and travel. Your job, as an intelligent citizen, is to recognize the facts, weigh the opinions, take the good and pass the bad by, * * * t Here is a simple illustration of FACT and OPINION. It may help you to tell them apart in your newspaper, which must, of course, give you BOTH. THIS IS A CAT. Cats are a FACT. The paper didn't just imagine them—they EXIST. "The cat ate the canary," said the detective when he saw the feathers on the cat's nose and the bird was missing, "Down with cats," said the Cat Haters Society when it heard the news. Such reports would be OPINIONS if they appeared in the paper. Don't be too quick to accept every opinion that comes along. There are nearly always opinions ON THE OTHER SIDE usually appearing in the same paper, What newspapers are for: American newspapers lay facts before you. Then their editors and many other people give you OPINIONS of ALL kinds, The rest is up to you. We WOULD be a nation of dim-wits if America had to have some overseer to decide WHAT facts and WHAT opinions its newspapers might print. Every citizen in America is given the right—and the duty, too—to make up his own mind from all the FACTS and the OPINIONS that are within his easy reach. In Germany, Italy, Russia, Japan, a government agency decides what the people shall read and hear. Not so in America. Do your part to preserve the American way of life. O 0 CJ p?, each Tuesday in this space/ the messages afcoyj your liberty and how America's newspapers help you defend it. Your letters oi comment will be appreciated by the editor and Jb/ this committee— Newspaper Publishers Committee, 420 Lexington Avenue, New York City,

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