Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 5, 1941 · Page 1
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f \ i t*t*f ,** ? ^"-^K'4 ?\$ 4 *V / _f ^^^^^^^^^^d^^^^^^O^^^^ . 41 L News 6!v6h Impartially by Associated Pfess OLUME 43 ^-NUMBER 45 Star of Hope, 1899; f(ress 1927 Consolidated January"'!. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1941 The Weather Fair, considerably colder wltfi teih< , peratures ftfear 32 degrees In the north portion Friday night; Saturday fait ' and colder in the east portion.' tt * [Moscow ki'c'Ai •••.-.-•- Associated Press >JEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise A«s'n Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Big Business Looks Ahead the last analysis it is business „, keeps a nation prosperous ancfstrongrs'om'e 3l ICI»-»«pf 4-lt jMf.r~. — L _. ... f» r* , mrv,^-!/,. u i. •—-r-- - >—n«ii ^lusyeruub ana strong, some remarks about what Big Business thinks of our future after the present emergency has passed ore interesting at this time The Wide World news service, referring to a recent address of Brad- 'Britain Sends Warnings to 3 Axis Allies f Finland, Hungary, Rumania Warned to Quit Fighting .. Russia LONDON -(/?>)_ Britain has sent notes to three nations fighting be•"'"- Germany against Russia—Fin side --- ---- '-j "e^'i'^v xvuaaitl — r inland, Hungary and Rumania— in what , an authorized source declared was "a •final British effort to stabalize ro- Tlations" and has given them " until midnight, Friday, to answer. Content of the notes were not revealed. (The notes apparently Britain's answer to a request by Russia and Demands at home for n declaration ' Of war against -the three countries), The authoritative source disclosed that the notes were dispatched last week through the good offices of the U. S. consulates and that the U. fcS. government has been kept informed. Ho said the contents of the note did not mean that Britain would automatically be at war with three countries at midnight if no replies were received. . , \^Her trxplamed-:that the-ultimatti-'fate of the three nations might differ according to whether Britain rcceivevd replies and the nature of the replies. 'County Schools r . Get $40,000 Part of Equalization Fund for c 1941-42 Term LITTLE ROCK -(/P)- The Education Department said Friday that approximately 400 needy districts in 73 counties qualified for ?859,275 school equalization aid to assist them in ^maintaining a minimum sx months tfcrm. The amount was $36,947 under the ?896,215 dstribulcd 41 school years. Distribution by counties for the 1941 '42 school term included: 9 ,Hcmpstcad, ?40,00. during the 1940- Expansion of ArmylsSeen To Be Expanded to 2 Million Officers and Men WASHINGTO'N-(/P)-A sharp upturn in the rale of selective service inductions was predicted Friday "be»use the army plans to expand air and land strength to some 2 million officers and men." Beginning shortly after the Christmas holidays local draft boards will be _ called on to provide more troops. |» ^Generally the prospects are that at least a half a million additional recruits will don uniforms next spring if the army is to carry out the expansion and to replace soldiers being released. - w .— ^ U -„*,,_.. v UV4UI tOO 1_/1 JJf UU~ ford B. Smith, economist for United States Steel corporation, declares: "After the war, he said, an accumulated shortage of peacetime goods can constitute a springboard for a post-war decade of high level productivity. 'He went on to say, however, that one invests in new enterprise because he can recoup over a period of time his investment 'plus something more that we call profits.' And we have written into our tax legislation, he asserted, the warning that if anyone starts a new enterprise and thus provides new jobs, progressively larger portions of any profits he makes will be seized, whereas if he loses, the losses are his to bear.' " 'We will be taking the road' to avoidance of post-war depression, he concluded, "if we revise our lax and other policies with the single objective of stimulating and encouraging new investment, rather than repressing it.' " And a survey of foreign policy prepared by Lord Abbett & Co., investment trust sponsor, has this to say: "Commerce, more than the military, has made nations great, and has lifted the living standards of trade-seeking peoples, and of the peoples with whom they have exchanged goods." And the same survey concludes with Jiis hopeful note: That the reciprocal Tnfie agreements policy and the Roosevelt-Churchill Atlantic charter provide substantial hope for revival of world trade. By WILLIS THORNTON •-•'--: Peace by Fo'rce' How shall the world ever attain peace? Every approach, it would scejn has been tried, and every approach nab failed. For more than 1900 years the Christian world has struggled toward peace through religious and ethical teaching—and it has failed. Great powers, like Rome tried to cis I—all failed. The League of it failed. The Kellogg-Briand hse attain peace by conquering all the civilized world and maintaining peace by arms under a single banner. Napoleon probably had some such idea in mind, and Charlemagne, and Fran- ---- --- 0 — — Nations was an effort at voluntary world order— and — ------ ,.,„ ------- pact was an effort to outlaw war— and those who pledged themselves foreswore their » Within a little more than a year the U. S. will have the largest and 'most modern tank-ship fleet in the world. CHRISTMAS * SEALS , & 194,1 [ MERRY CHWSTMAS; xyVWWVV . Protect four Home /rant Buy now and put thern on your holiday mail. They cost so little but do so much. Every citizen should lend a helping hand in this voluntary cajn- payn. Talbot FeUd, Jr., County Chairman Rev. J, E. Hamill, City Choir- man. pledge. Sentimental, logical, ethical, religious, legal, organizational, propagandistic— a thousand approaches to the problem of peace, and the answer still evades a weary world. Newest suggestion of them all now comes from -Douglas Johnson, professor of physiography at Columbia University, writing in "International Conciliation," organ of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Professor Johnson was a member of the American peace commission at Paris in 1918-19; there is experience behind his study. He has arrived at a plan for "peace through force." It sounds like a contradiction, or as some kind of return to the "Pax Romana" by which Rome enforced a kind of peace beneath its own sword. But Professor Johnson -has gone much farther than that. Force, ho concludes, is the vital element hitherto lacking in peace plans. It must be behind any plan of peace that will be truly cfefc- tive, No single nation can be trusted to wield that force. Joint and united force "to sustain the moral judgments of an upward striving civilization against the evil actions of a backward Learning Trade Now Emphasized by the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer H. C. Ruth Addresses Rotary Club Friday The American JNavy has changed slogans, swapping'off "Join the Navy and See the World" for "Join the Navy nnd Lenm a Trade," Chief Pcl- ty Officer H. C. Ruth of the Texarkana recruiting office told Hope Rotary club Friday noon at its luncheon meeting in the' First Christian church. Mr. Ruth, introduced by Program Chairman S. E. McGegor, pointed out that the Navy now is in the midst of an intensive recruiting drive, supported by a nation-wide newspaper advertising campaign. Effectiveness of the campaign is demonstrated, he said, by the Navy's experience in Iowa, where there were 66 enlistments in the first month, and a gain of 241 per cent in the third month. Arkansas is the 28th state in which the; newspaper campaign has been launch ed in support of the recruiting drive Today's Navy The forward march of events, will the growing industrailization of tin United States and the world, ha: produced profound changes in thi Navy and in the type of men th<_ Navy is now recruiting, Mr. Ruth tolc the Rotarians. "Back in 1928," he said, "the Nav> recruiting practice was pretty much a matter of grabbing off any likely-looking prospect who passed by the recruiting station. "But, beginning in 1932, the Navy adopted the selective method, carefully examining the background of each applicant—for today the Navy is training every recruit in some trade with ^articular emphasis on ,the mechanical' trades. And 'so-it is' literally true that every, man who enlists in the Navy today has a chance to emerge from it later on with a sound technical training which will fit him for a good job in civilan Ife." The Navy's Pay t Chief Petty Officer Ruth said he sometimes hears criticism of the Navy's starting pay of $21 a month (it graduates upward to $36 and ?54 and higher), but he pointed out that taking into account board and Navy prices on other necessities this ?21 a month is equivalent to ?81 a month in civilian life. Promotion in the Navy is automatic after the first four months, and after that the sailor has a chance at promotion every succeeding four months, depending on his ability, Mr. Ruth said. Enlistments in the Navy are also open to negroes, .as mess attendants and officers' stewards, the chief petty officer said. Negroes are replacing Filipinos, since the latter will be technically independent of the United States after 1945, under present law. This Navy training qualifies negroes, Mr. Ruth said, as crack hotel and dining-car cooks after their return to civilian life—for the Navy eats wonderfully, what Professor John- The Monroe Doctrine minority," is son suggests. extended to cover all nations of goocj will, with united force to back up decisions reached through orderly procedures. This rather realistic approach will shock some of the peace idealists. Yet the methods of pure idealism have all failed. While it is true that a mechanism of force such as is suggested here might be manipulated for selfish ends and less-than-ideal- islic purposes, nevertheless the chance seems less sinister than another vista of naked and impotent idealism wringing its hands as sinister statesmen laugh and subject others to their force, mocking. Peace by force — it seems a comedown after centuries of peace idealism. Yet it might be better than no peace at all. Come Eleven! HUGO, Colo.-W-What's in a number? Alice Poen would like to know. She was born on the llth day of the llth month of the llth year nt 11 o'clock and is the llth child. Germans Study AEF Report Paper Says United States Army to Attack Nazis BERLIN—M 5 )—Reports of a secret war plan for an American Expeditionary force of 5 million men for an offensiye against the Germans by July 1, 1943 is being studied, an official Nazi spokesman said Friday. (The Chicago Tribune in a copyrighted story Thursday said plans had been drawn last September by a joint Army-Navy board in response to a letter from President Roosevelt to Secretary of War Stimson.) Illinois police officers may now warn slow drivers against delaying traffic. Jap Reply to U. 5. Questions IsWitheld • . 4 No New Move Friday in Japanese-American Negotiations WASHINGTON _(yP)_ Japan's en-' voys took 25 minutes Friday to give; the State Department their govern- 1 merit's reply to President Rooseveft's; quiry as to why Japanese troops w6re! massed in French Indo-China but with' held any public word as to what the reply was. Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura asked by reporters whether there' wounld be further Japanese-AmeW can negotiations said that "as far as we are concerned we are always willing to talk—after all we arc'?'a' friendly nation." •'' '. Special envovy Saburo Kurusu said 5 merely that nothing definite had Dcen decided and declined to go into my details Concerning the commuri- cation they gave Secretary Hull or :he president. •••'• The envoys did not present a reply to Secretary Hull's note of November 26 in which the secretary outlined the basic principals considered vital for a peaceful settlement between Japan and the United States in the Pacific. British Stop 3 Axis Thrusts However, Lose Supply Base of Gumbut '' U. S. Troops Arrive in Colorful Guiana CD By the'Associated Press •'.'"' :• Britain's North African armies were credited Friday with beating off two heavy Axis attacks on E Duda in the bloody battle zone of Tobruk but a new setback was acknowledged in the loss of the Gambut supply base 40 miles east of Tobruk. Authorized London quarters con- ceeded that Axis troops had reoccupied Gambut which the British captured on the second day of General Sir Alan Cunningham's 18-day-old offensive into Libya. The British Middle East command said Axis troops attacked Ed Duda three ways, suffering heavy casualties in the first two assaults.but making some progress in .the final. The British headquarters said New Zealand troops were mopping up along the Egyptian-Libyan frontier and routed remnants of a German-Italian column which fled westward. The German high command said the Axis was pressing aerial, attacks and repulsed Imperial forces in "re- Ijitivcly light ground operations during the day". The Italians declared tfmt the situation was "favorably static" for the Axis. Ministers to Meet Monday Alliance Will Hold Regular Monthly Session The regular monthly meeting of the lope Ministerial Alliance will be held Monday morning at the First Bap- ist church study, the Rev. J. E. Hamill, secretary announced Friday. This is one of the most important meetings of the year. The election of officers will be held, and plans will )e made to assist in Christmas char- ty, along with other matters of in- erest to come before the group. President Thomas Brewster express- d the hope that all the active min- sters in Hope would be present for his meeting, which begins promptly at 10:30 a. m. - -- .- ,-,. -,— -C^ -j—i.^vi--" -»iiw.- i > WVf W,- J.K Houston Killed in Wreck Hope Salesman Killed When Auto Collides With Truck Joe M. Houston, 54, Drygoods salesman of Hope, was killed almost instantly early Thursday night, in an automobile accident at New Edinburgh, Cleveland county. He had lived in Hope for the past 31 years. State policemen said that Mr. Houston's automqbile collided with a loaded log truck owned by Sturgis Brothers of Dallas and Cleveland counties. The truck was driven by William Davis of Fordyce. The car was demolished. Mr. Houston was a civic leader and had been a steward in the First Methodist Church here for the past 20 years. He owned considerable property in Hempstead and Lafayette counties. He also was a Shriner. He was at the time of his death a representative of the Walker Jljry- goods Company of St. Louis. Previously he was connected with the Rice Stix Drygoods company, also of St. Louis, for 29 years. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Martha Purvis, of Hope, two sisters, Miss Estelle Houston, and Mrs. Ben Taylor, and a brother, J. H. Houston, all of New Albany, Miss. Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church here at 10 o'clock Saturday morning with the Rev.. Kenneth L. Spore conducting the service. Pallbearers: Aclive: R. D. Franklin, C. C. Lewis, Tom Kinser, D. O. Talbot, H. M. Olsen, C. C. McNeil, John Towler, Henry Haynes. Honorary Dr. W. G. Allison, R. V. Herndon, Charlie Spragins, O. A. Graves, R. T. White, Dr. Don Smith, Dr. L, M. Lile, R. M. LaGrone, George Brannon, J. D. Barlow, C. D. Lester, Dolph Carrigan, W. B. Mason, Ruel Norwood, Oscar Utuoff, C. B. Abrams, Oscar Wilkerson. c - iii S May Reserve Banquet Tables Single Seats Not Entitled to Specific Tables The Chamber of Commerce will continue to reserve tables for the Governor's Banquet next Tuesday night but will not reserve single places at specific tables as there will be plenty of seats available for all who wish to attend. However those who wish the more desirable seals should 'reserve their j tables at once. Call the Chamber of Commerce, Phone 940, and your table reservations will be delivered. Your ticket will be your identification at the gate at the Proving Ground, and there will be no delay or difficulty in entering to anyone who has a ticket. Guards will help you get your car parked as near the cafeteria as possible. All cars should enter the south gate on Highway 29. Since the banquet is being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, only directors of that organization will appear on the program, and onl' those on the program will be seated at the speakers' table. Individual tickets to the banque may be purchased at the Citizenb National bank, the Chramber of Commerce and the First National Bank. Home Building Firm Formed George Peck, Vincent Foster Organize Company The Home Construction company has been organized by a group of Hope men to build modern homes, with individual landscaping to conform with each house, and financing to be through the Federal Housing IVtonfefalatfpn, ID was (announced rnday. The firm expect to construct suf- iicient houses to relieve the present shortage, Several houses are to be started on Walker and Fifth street in Brookwood addition, in the next few days, with supervision by George Peck, local building material dealer and federal housing inspector. Sales are to bo made through Vincent W Foster, of The Mutual Agency, local real estate broker. All details of building, landscaping and financing will be handled by the firm of Peck & Foster New Onslaught| Breaks Lines I in Klin Area Reds Still Driving in Ukraine, Recapture 4,000 Square Miles By the Associated Press ",.,,,, Russia's Ukraine armies were'?re£f ported Friday to have recaptUrecS. 4,000 square miles of territory onftKii Rostov-Donets basin, wresting, huit-t dreds of villages from the fleeing Ger-| mans while in the north Soviet dis-"« patches admitted that the Nazis-ha(% opened a violent new onslaught® northeast of Moscow. s. *«?"" The German push, it was reported,,, broke through Red army defenses* just below Klin, 50 miles north ^ol" Moscow and continued and continu'edf toward Dmitrov, 40 miles due north! of the USSR capital. , ' Red Reach Mius River On the southern front the Soviet'' radio said Marshall Semeon TimosheriS ko's armies driving west through thek Donets river basin along the sea 'ofjpj Azov had reached the Mius river* 1 *** where the Germans are trying to formHJ a new front. v^^fi The Red army spearheads were rJ^fj ported to be racing ahead in an at-'>^ tempt to hem up the Germans re-.? 8 treating towards Mariupol, 100 miles?! west of Rostov-On-Don. Some Resistance ,-„ „-., Soviet dispatches acknowledged thatj German rearguard detachments were jj still holding out in part of Taganrogii 40 moles west of Rostov-on-DonF but,f said the Russian flag was again fly.*" ing over the city. * •••?$ A; communique from Adolf Hitter's! field headquarters said in Ijroad geri? eral terms that fresh Ruj^an attaci "" on the southern (Uk " been fustrated. /:. A'Berlin spokesman i ff tfht^'is "somewfi&e? and Taganrog." Oh the Moscow front the »«*«,..«» were reported that Red tanks,-fin-* fahtry and Cossack Cavalrymen' 1 had| checked a German threat agalnst v thai southern flank of the capital's defense*! arc, driving the Nazis from four points" in the Stajinogorsk.sector, 120 mile! southeast of' Moscow. f m Madame Za-Za, tljat greatest of mystics,! From the Bureau of Vi.tal Statistics, ' Bought her spirits new sheets, Seven baskets of sweets, And a short course in ghost town ballistics,. -14 SWOJBEINd BAYS Jill fiHMSTJA&L Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Open High Low Close December.. 1G.GO 16.77 January .... 16.69 16.85 March 16.92 17.16 16.77 17.09 May 17,07 17.30 16.89 17.24 July 17.13 17.30 16.98 17.33 October .... 17.34 17.53 17.34 17.49 NEW YORK December.. 16.65 16.82 16.57 16.82 January .... 16.58 16.75 16.50 16.84 March 16.88 17.12 16.75 17.06 May 17.00 17.25 16.86 17.20 July 17,05 17.32 16.90 17,28 October .... 17,05 17.34 16.94 17.28 Middling spot 18,24. Seeks Hearings onStrikeBill McNoryto Propose That Senate Go Slow on WASHINGTON -W- Senator McNary, of Oregan, . Republican leader, said Friday that he would propose in the Senate Monday that the Senate delay action on all pending . anti- slrike legislation until requests for hearings could be held on the hastily house approved bill. Apprised of McNary's statement Senator Conally, (D. Texas) said he would press for action Monday on Ira bill which would permit the government to seize struck defense plants and to free union condition existing in such plants. President Roosevelt had nothing to say about the Smith bill and reports said be was leaving to Senate leaders the task of unraveling the tangle. SPG Workers Paid $270,000 More Than 7,000 Employes Received Checks Friday Once again employees of the W. E. Callahan Construction Company at the Southwestern Proving Ground will be enriched by paychecks well m ,, excess of a quarter of a million dollars, it was officially announced Friday. More than 7,000 workers will this week end receive disbursements totaling more than ?270,000. The total dibsursement will, however, be considerably greater than this figure, as it represents only those checks issued to employees of the W. E. Callahan Construction Company and does not include payments to lliose on the project employed by the government or Architect-Engineers. «ff t«p . In the West InoUes, fish eyes are a native delicacy. A Thsyght God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeih he, which we cannot comprehend —Job 37;5. Ex-Hempstead Man Succumbs T. H. Si mm s, 69, Dies in Little Rock Hospital i if LITTLE ROCK-W-Thomas Hani, ™ ilton Simms, 69, deputy collector of; XT Internal Revenues in charge of the'Xi? Little Rock office, died in a hospital '- l I Thursday night. ,,''*' ' He had been in federal service for ,.;., the past 26 years. Mr, Simms was bofn,' ^ at Washington, Hempstead county,*/ '''* Finns Regain Large Naval Base of Hangp HELSINKI — (/?•)— The Finnish high' command announced Friday that tha •• occupation of Hango, naval base, na'dJN been completed by Finnish troops rf-J( ter evacuation by Russian forces? Three hundred Russian prisoners were '} taken during the Finnish reoccupa* tion, the report-,a4ded. '",' Beginner's Luck •* " PUEBLO, Colo.-(^)-You' V e heard?* about beginners' luck? Damian DucyT-' of Pueblo never, had caught a fish, He went on a goodwill trip to the Gulf of Mexico—and pulled out a. 77-pound tarpon the first t««e he dropped a line in the water. -in 1m . Cronium Crackers On the Bookstalls There's always something doing in the land of literature, with hundreds of books coming off the publishers' presses every month. How well are you acquainted with some of the more recent efforts of well-known writers? 1. Name the three interpreta^ tive books about continents written by John Gunther. 2. What news commentator and reporter turned his personal chronicles into a best seller, and what is its title? 3. Does "Reveille in Washington" concern Revolutionary, Civil War, World War, or present day events in the nation's capital? 4. The author of "The Citadel" has another best seller on thje stalls. What is ft and who « the author? 5. What new books by WjHa Cather and Jan Struther are now being rea4? Answers «» Comic page '•

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