Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 4, 1941 · Page 1
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WofVd-Wid* News Coveroge Giveh fmpdfHally by Associated Press VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 44 Star Qf Hope, 1899, Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather ARKANSAS ~ ConsidetaWe cloud* . iness Thursday night and Friday . Warmer Thursday night; showers and 'Vf* cooler hi the northwest portion FH» *•?«? day. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1941 ikie-At M f. ans Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Reds Start Crimea Driv Our Doily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN ' College Fraternities Losing Out The "Country Club" era in college life is over, says the current issue of Look magazine, citing as part of the evidence a drastic decline in college fraternities and sororities. ~® At the University of Wisconsin, says Look, the number of fraternity houses has dropped from 58 to 39, and the fraternities' percentage of total i rollment from 42 to 22. And 19 social sororities now have only 22 per cent of Wisconsin's 3,600 girl students. So much for Look's collegiate survey, But a long time ago a certain university president profoundly affccte'd the movement that Look now professes to have discovered. It was Woodrow Wilson who, as university president, expelled the fraternities from Princeton. A few other colleges, such as Oberlin, in Ohio, forbid fraternities —but they are rare. It was Wilson's example at Princeton which reinforced that section of American public opinion that believes fraternities set up social distinctions on the campus. which are foregin to democracy and the American way of life—a position made still stronger as Wilson advanced to the governorship of New Jersey, and later the presidency. And yet I suppose there will always be fraternities, just as there will always be censors checking up on their abuses. The spirit of youth is strong. I remember an incident at Oberlin. Notwithstanding the college ban the entire football squad after a particularly good season organized a secret fraternity. But the boys made a mistake. They had a commercial photographer make a picture of the fraternity group. . ... A faculty stooge got hold of a print, and Oberlin expelled about 50 athletes. Next fall Ohio State beat Oberlin 121 to 0 and dropped Oberlin from its schedule. Crusaders hoe a Jong row. But the magic of an ideal makes y \it ? worth o $500,000 Fund for Highways of Arkansas Attorney General Rules That Highway Can Use Excess Refunding Money LITTLE ROCK -(/P)_ Attorney General Jack Holt held Thursday that $500,000 in excess of the minimum requirement set up in the 1941 refund- •j*i>8 law could be spent annually during the current bi-annum for new highway construction and maintenance. An opinion which - -f. to the Highway Department ci and treasurer ruled that thi ; uthorized C3>y the highway appropriation and refunding acts of 1941 to tap a surplus created by the refunding law to complete funds appropriated for maintenance and construction. Acts 189 and 191 of 1941 appropriat- {T?d $3,325,000 for maintenance and 52,s /50.000 for new construction, each appropriation being $250,000 more than the minimum set up by the refunding act. '• Jew Hospital $50,000 Structure to Be Built in Iowa Plans have been completed and architectual drawings made for the construction of a Chiropractic hospital at Davenport, Iowa, at an initial cost of $50,000 for equipment, according to ,an announcement made by Dr. F. C. >Jrow,, of Hope, Secretary of the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. "The hospital will be housed In one of the present buildings at The Palmer School of Chiropractic," he says, Hand will be managed in connection with the B. J. Palmer Chiropractic Clinic. Continuing, Dr. Crow explained: "For more than ten years, clinical work has been under way at the Palm- jf-yc Clinic, where medical doctors, '*working in conjunction with chiropractors, have demonstrated the value of adjusting in a wide variety of illness. All patients have been under Chiropraulic care exc^usivel, after .medical diagnosis. Repealed check-ups .lave been made, through all known diagnostic equipment, including the X-ray, and thus a complete chart has been developed in every case, "The results have verified completely the soundness of Chiropractic /theories and principles, for countless fases, given up as hopeless by orthodox practitioners, have been restored to health in the clinic. "Work will start early next year on the hospital, which has been financed by contributions from field (practitioners. The hospital, like the clinic, will be concerned chiefly with problem cases," Once Is Enough "•' CHEYENNE, Wyo—«')—On top of a hard day's work Pvt. James M. Kring, a draftee from Pittsburg, Kans., was handed a letter from his local draft board notifying hjm to report for induction into the Army. Private firing already had been in the army a month, He sent his ch;aft board a carbon copy of his company's fatigue roster, showing he had been on K.P. twice. "I guess that's proof I'm in the army," said the private. CHRISTMAS 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 this voluntary c a, jti- payn. Talbot Feild, Jr., County Chairrnan Rev. J. E. Hg- mill, City Chairman. By WILLIS THORNTON , The Paradox of Unemployment Despite mounting employment, despite labor shortage in certain skilled prediction that become general there is still "un- is estimated today fields, despite the labor shortage may by next spring, employment," It at around five million. And the relief problem, while less pressing, is still with most communities. Why? Possibly because, for one thing, we have been allowing the word unemployment itself to deceive us. What is a reasonable meaning for the word "unemployed"? It ought to mean a person who needs a job, is able to do it, and hasn't got it. On that basis we may have been fooling ourselves all along. Let's see. The peak of unemployment in the U. S. came in 1933. Nobody knows how many "unemployed" there were then. We have to guess, and the best guesses seem to run around 12,000,000. Now, with that figure in mind, let's look at a little study which Cleveland recently made of its relief problem. Naturally, with mounting employment, Cleveland's relief problem, desperate like that of all large cities during the depression, is ess pressing today. But in spite of the better conditions, Cleveland still had 21,321 people on relief in October, The startling thing shown by the Cleveland survey is that of these, 15,526, or three-fourths of the total, were judged totally unemployable. And 9000 of these were children under 16, scarcely t obe considered "unemployed" in any man's statistics. Something over 4000 were partially employable (aged, handicapped) and getting partial aid; 461 were classed as "temporarily unemployed," and of the whole 21,321 people on relief only 92 men and 111 women were classed as fully able to work but not working at all. Whether these percentages would hold throughout the nation, we have no notion. Assuming something like them to be true, what do we find? We find a large industrial community partially supporting by relief 21,321 of its members, yet only 203 of them need, can do, and haven't got jobs. That strongly suggests two tilings: 1. Relief is not primarily a matter of ameliorating a condition dup to or even closely connected with unemployment; it is now largely a matter of aid to those unable to work. 2. The labor reserve, of which we once thought we had an inexhuastible supply, is not as great as we thought, and a real shortage may impend. .• i •» Marine School —Buf Not For Fish RAINBOW SPRINGS, Fla.-tfP)- Students of the University of Miami's marine biology class have their lessons beneath the water. They don their diving helmets and Prof. F. G. Walton Smith conducts them through a marine flower land teeming with fish, 25 feet beneath the surface. Spepi- raens are gathered and brought to the surf.-ice where Dr. Smith dissects thine a blackboard discussion High Japanese Officials Study U. S. Proposals Situation Unchanged in Pacific as Both Sides Prepare for War TOKYO -(/P)- The American-Jap- nnese negotiations at Washington were discussed in a 2% hour session Thursday of the Privy Council, highest advisory organ of the empire, to which Premier General Tojo and Foreign Minister Togo reported in detail. "Active opinions were exchanged by the Privy councelors and Premier and the foreign minister," said Domei's account of the session. The Privy Council is consulted by the emperor in all major crisis in Japan's international relations. Pessimistic views of the parleys were expressed by the foreign minister. At another meeting the refusal of the United States and British and associates to understand Japan's pro- jram for East Asia has harried Japan Lo an unprecedented crisis, it was said. Sumarizing the Tokyo press reaction to Hull's statement Wednesday indicating the gap between the attitudes of the Washington and Tokyo governments, Domei said the newspaper showed shocked surprise and extreme pessimism over future riego- tations. By (he Associated Press The U. S. still awaited Thursday for Japan's answer to Secretary Hull's note laying down conditions for peace in the Pacific. The U. S. position was unchanged and the Pacific situation was still considered in Washington to be very grave. - . New Japanese military maneuvers increased:the tension;- ,In" Chungking a Chinese army spokesman said 40 Japanese warships including an aircraft ; carrier, had been spotted in Camrank Bay oh the south east coast of French' Indo-China—a potential springboard for attacks on Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines. The spokesman said that Chinese secret service operatives also discovered that Japan was hastily building an air base in west Indo-China near the Gulf of Siam (Thailand) and have impressed 5,000 native workers for the job. Meantime dispatches from Manila reported the arrival there of the first group of American transportation men enroute to the Far East to keep war supplies rolling over the Burma road 'to China. American planes and pilots will also guard them from an air attack over the long road. Purchasers of Seals Write Chairmen Report Good Start in Xmas Seal Sales Letters coming in to headquarters of the Christmas Seal campagin to aid the fight on tuberculosis reflect a wide variety of interest among purchasers. years have been quick to comment on his year's Seal design—an inspiring lighthouse, flashing its beam on the traditic^iial, double-barred cross a- gainsl a dark blue sky background. It makes me homesick for the sea again," wrote a former sailor in a accompanying his check for "I've never seen a lighthouse," commented a farmer, "but studying this one, I guess they aren't much different from the two silos I have on my farm. If I could light up the top of my silos I'd sure have a lighthouse out here." Many asked for the Seals in pastels' for various decorative efects; one boy wanted to frame such a poster to lend a further nautical air to his bed room. "They don't ever pull the blinds down in a lighthouse, do they" asked one quipper. A mother wrote that she had two sons in the navy, "and hope we at home can be guided in our anti-tuberculosis drive as surely and safely by the lighthouse on the Seal as our ships at sea are guided by lighthouses on our shores." U. S. Fighters Tune Up....to Guard Burma Road American lighter planes are ^ined up in Burma for testing before going on to China, where "they'll be used v, Japanese and guard the tamed Burma Road supply line/ BURMA ROAD Highways Railroads Bridges, winding roads'vulnerable targets for bombs FRENCH INDO- j .CHINA THAILAND Here is the mountainous highway, vital aid route to China's armies,' that American pilots flying for the Chinese air force' will patrol and guard from Japanese bomber attacks. American trucks, drivers and-, technicians also are active on the Burma Road.' • Figures indicate number of miles between towns. letter Seals. Flamingos at Hialeah Race track are fed a raw meat diet to keep their brilliant pink color from fading. A Thought There is a God! The sky His Presence shares, His hand up- heaves the billows in their mirth, destroys the mighty, yet the humble spares,—Charlotte Cushman. Mrs. Annie Ray Succumbs Here Funeral Services to Be Held Friday , in Pike County Mrs. Annie Ray, 68, of Hope, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Thrash on Edgewood street early Thursday morning. She is survived only by her daughter. Originally from Pike county, Mrs. Ray had made her home in Hope for the past four years. Funeral services and burial will be held at Salem, near Glenwood, Arkansas Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Tigers to Play Spa Team Here Will Meet Hot Springs in Mammons Stadium The Yeager Tigers, losers of three games this season, will meet the strong Hot Springs negro team in Hammons stadium here Friday night at 8 o'clock. It will be the last game of the season for both teams. The Hot Springs team defeated the Tigers last season, knocking them out of a state championship. Both squads are repored to be in good shape; and Hot Springs will have a weight advantage of 8 pounds per man. Advance tickets are now on sale nnd one side of the High School field is reserved for white fans. To Investigate News Story Paper Reports U. S, to Have Expeditionary Force WASHINGTON Early, White House - Stephen Secretary to Band to Open Xmas Season To Give Concert Proceeding Fire- , works Dec. 11 Get ready, folks! Here he comes! Its -Santa "Glaus. •!'• Yes, sir, iVSanta' Glaus.-';-is' /coming to ,,tpwji" next ,Thursd£iy/<inight; December* 11, escorted'.byTHef High-School Band. All dressed up and 'driving his reindeers ,old Saint Nick will be the guest of the High School band when ns for :. ' "**.\ your entertainment it performs that night, A special program is .being prepared to take place; in front of the City Hall in connection with the fireworks 1 display. You'll hear your favorite Christmas carrols played and you can sing all you want to, "Silent Night," "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing," "ingle Bells," "O Come, All Ye Faitful," and many others. You'll see Santa Claus and his reindeers performing to remind you that the Christmas season is really on. Don't miss it! Remember the time and place, in front of the City Hall at 7:00 p, m. Thursday, night, December 11, President Roosevelt, said Thursday that the government would investigate the source or sources of a report in the Chicago Tribune Thursday asserting that a confidential report of an Army-Navy joint board called for an American Expeditionary force of 5 million men for an offensive against the Germans by July 1, 1943. When asked about the story at a press conference Early said: "All that can be said is I've not talked with the president about the story, and am in no position to confirm or deny it." Later in response to a question he said: "Undoubtly there will be an investigation." He added that the president and the war secretary would look into the matter. Senator Spencer Is Back Home on Visit U. 'S. Senator Lloyd Spencer returned to Hope early Thursday morning, driving in from Washington by way of St. Louis. Senator Spencer will introduce Governor Homer M. Adkins at the testimonial banquet to be given the governor by Hope Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night, December 9, in the cafeteria of the Southwestern Proving Ground. Mrs. Spencer accompanied the senator from Washington to St. Louis where she stopped at Barnes hospital for a checkup, She will rejoin Senator Spencer in a. week. Huge Fire Loss at Harrison $100,0001055 When Drug, Office Building Burns HARRISON -(/P)- Estimated damage resulting from an early morning fire which virtually destroyed the two-story Hoffman Brothers Drug Store here amounted to more than 5100,000 Thursday as occupants surveyed their losses. Oficial records and files of the Missouri and Arkansas jailway company whose office is on the second floor were completely destroyed and the vice-president of the line estimated the company's loss at between ?75,000 and ?100,000, partly cgvercd by insurance. The blaze was said to have started in a basement coal pile, Lull in Libyan Warls Admitted British Assert Both Sides Reorganizing for Drive CAIRO -G*P)— Fighting on the Libyan desert lapsed into spasmodic rating the British Middle East command announced Thursday while both sides reorganized their forces for new operations. The British communique said the lull continued in the last 24 hours although our "forces continued their pressure on isolated enemy centers of resistance hi the Libyan-Egyptian area." The first president of Harvard University was Henry Punster, a Cambridge graduate, who was appointed in August, 1610. County Native Dies Thursday T. J. Hartsfield, Sr. Succumbs at Home Near DeAnn .Thomas J. Hartsfield, 89, native Hempstead county fanner, died at his home, near Hope early Thursday morn- .ing,. He,i>ad been juT a,.long,"time.-, * ;Born at Washington Mr, Hartsfield settled in the DeAnn community near Hope in his early married life where he lived on the same farm for 59 years. He was a deacon- arid an influential layman in the White Oak Baptist church of DeAnn for more than 50 years. Funeral services will be heli at the Holly Grove cemetery, 8 miles north of Hope, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Wesley Thomason will conduct the services. He is survived by his widow, six daughters; Mrs. J. N. Garretf .-'and Mrs. J. H. Willis, both of Prescott, Mrs. J. F.'Queen of Hot Springs, Mrs. Claud W. Taylor, Mrs. John O'Steen and Miss Emma Hartsfield, all of Hope, one son, T. J. Hartsfield, Jr., of Hope, a sister, Mrs. Ben Morton of Washington, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Cranium Crackers Names of Cities Your city may have been named after a famous man, an Indian tribe, a part of the surrounding geography, or perhaps its name was the ingenious invention of its founders. All of the folowing were named after men. Who were they? 1. Jefferson City, Mo., and Cleveland, O. 2. Custer, S. D., and Astoria, Ore. 3. Houston and Austin, Tex. 4. Shrevcport, La., and Dodge City, Kan. 5. Baltimore, Md., and Pittsfield, Mass. Answers on Comic Page Germans Admit] Retreating in Donets Basin ' / Nazis Reported to Be Rushing Troop: to Bulgaria Facing Turkey BERLIN—(/P)-German military!) patches said Thursday night that* spite losses described as tremend the Red army was still counter^ tacking enforce west of Rostov ai the Donets basin and German were reported to be fighting t a defensive stand. ^ Reports from the front said'jValL and Slovak troops had been brofignTl into the fight and declared the- " sians were being stopped. \ A new note from the southern : came from the Crimea where^'d patches said Russten troops .weteS counter attacking in an attempt'Mo^ break out of the encircled Sevastopol naval base. (•%$&$ The German high command said'ti}e\ Russian attack in the Donets* basinj had been repulsed. ^!f (The Russians maintained thaf"tl Germans were hi full fligh\ from?! Rostov and that Red army troops held$ the initiative at Kharkov, more than*! 200 miles to the north) <- J /*Jj" The German high command declare^ that fresh Russia nattempts,to break,, out of the siege lines of Leningrad fiacll been stopped. i; The German airforce bombed ingrad day and night, it was said, 1 and| destroyed a section of the Iffurmanslc'tj railway. ' ^o^.^s Rushing Troops ' ;"J>> NEW YORK-W-The British,reported Thursday that new^Ge^ troops were being rushed to defe ; Bulgaria's- southern^frontf ^Tui»lcp"^ ^4n 4wVltnK v 'w.«TC«Ae?j3a< Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Open High Low Close December.. 16.65 16.67 16.60 16.58 January .... 16.65 16.69 March 16.95 1T.05 16.89 16.92 May 17.07 17.19 17.00 17.06 July 17.14 17.23 17.07 17.13 October NEW YORK December January March ... May July October 17.34 17.37 17.23 17,28 16.56 16.63 16.89 17.04 17.10 17.16 Middling spot 18.03. 16.65 16.56 16.61 16.72 16.63 16.66 17.00 16.85 16,88 17.14 16.96 17.01 17.20 17.02 17.05 17.23 17.03 17.08 Roosevelt has extended 'American lend-lease aid, t ' ,,V s /'»' The broadcast, heard fty ( CBS,Js Nazi military preparatioh,S\all* al the frontier had been excellerated L. that the Germans were tightening oc- troi on Bulgarian ports and airfield,. Another British broadcast heafd?lwj NBS reported an emphatic weakening of German pressure on the "Crimeanl naval base 6f Sevastdpol * and >*sa|a| German forces there were being 7<Ji;J verted m an attempt to stop the strong? Soviet counter attack west of Rostov/' Slavs Cause Axis Trouble ' ,.* MOSCOW W— Yugoslavia guenl la fighters holding the town of Rud nik caused more than 600 casuajtils among German and Italian troops j>e- sieging them, Moscow announced'* 1 Thursday. jfe t j (Three Axis divisions and the 'un!- _ conqUered guerilla forces of Genereil~»j 1 .'! Mihailovic were reported by exiled Serbs in Cairo Thursday to be lock/ed in battle m a Yugoslav valley *"* western Moravia,) British Pass New Draff Bill -j Maximum Mobil- , ization for Men and Women Favored l LONDON-W-The House of CaraV^ mons Thursday passed Prune Minister.,* Churchill's plan for maxymim t mobilization of men and women, by '• 326 to 10 after putting down an in* ,, surgent laborite amendment which" * also would conscript the wealth, 1 '1 The Jabonte amendment which al* so would have nationalized many in,, dustries was beaten 336 to 40.-> >»- *, To meet laborite assertions that ". conscription was not going to fee . aroad enough Labor Minister Bevin, ' told Parliament before the vote that" the government was determined that neither interests or property of per, , sons would be allowed to interfere * with the supreme objective of win- ' ning the war. 1*3 The rabbit industry is booming since the demand for pelts used by hatters and furriers has increased. Lucky Oswald, the fat Christmas goose, Almost had his neck in a noose, Until Pop's perfect shot ' .Bagged a pri?e fpr the pot, And the main course will now be a moose, j * ^^^HIB 17 SHOPPING PAYS TIU CHRISTMAS

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