Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 11, 1941 · Page 8
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CA'^U^WH^ :;, "-'",; • tlndionEnxoytoU.S.Tolk, 1 — For the first time jits' long history, India has /?&* -inajor, power, namely the rstates> s Hindu diplomat whose s?%ul be to make Americans tncua-conscious. Br v Sir" Girja Shanker Baj ^Official title is'agent.gem i'Vanks as a minister. Si and sporting the - bconian accent of a graduate u' College, Oxford University's Stalked with'me at the p^ss .the British" embassy, jjf at- great pains to explain job of making America' In* ^ cious did not mean that he »|gallivant around the country f , interact what more rabid Hin- fpllowers of Mahatma Gandhi saying against British "op* India. His task is to at5',with the proper (.govemmen- nents on anything that af- and especially in its war- ations with the United States. S;back to the viceroy of In- >^* t \ iftiief Victory- jji* and his , followers demand tp independence for India. Oth- ould be satisfied with some- ke,. dominion status, similar to overning Canada, Australia, New nd ; arid South Africa. Many of ly^siting this country have dis- ' the fact that, the Bri- it put India in the pre- KJjp* r ' 1 without consulting the In- ^eopte; "''* are,in this war,", said Sir Girja, •i^f-fbr, the 'sake of Great Bri- jufri, mainly for ourselves and We know what fate s, conquered by Hitler and the wicked implica- Jof;Tiis racial theories. Sometimes lia think things move slowly «y ,,of self-rule, but they do j e\ had. 1 'elections and we had jejmeasurc of self-government ^provinces of British India. sjfyery fact that the post 1 been created and that I ; named to hold it is a fur- ice, in British recognition a's' wants and needs. I am only |person, but have been picked r 'honor." 1 if&mot^of as humble status as "'lesfly says. His father was a lawyer, at one time ... . jce'^ofvJaipur. Sir Girja £lhas been secretary for India nperial conference and at the at "conference in Washingto the Indian dele,to* several meetings of the me},pf • Nations, and member of executive council of the gov- !%general of r India. " eV-Jsign of India's advance i* noted," said he, "in the our wartime army. In„_. always complained that sfintj&fly' Britons who officered ^Qae in five used, to - be Kja^fr is fifty-fifty; It is •highest!rank most, Indians attained has been that of ma- because the Indians have not been a sea-going rate. 'Our armaments .factories, plus our food and our manufacture of boots and khaki cloth, have become so important that India, Australia. New Zealand and South Africa now have a group supply council that meets at Delhi and plans our mutual supplies for our mutual needs; relieving Britain as much as possible from this war burden." Reports From the Capital 'Blood Bank' Saves First Life of Naval Action _By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON—The ports: capital re- twilling it, has now of major importance To our left is is only '. sailing to the Persian Gulf o send troops to Iran and |and .war material from Britain "'Sa,^lt'.is.pnly eight days to whence'ouj"troops go to Libya, nly a four-day sail he'paths to* China's v'Burma Road, It is about ll^to Singapore,- Britain's ?«' *i»*» Aae4- ' L J ; in east, people of the United State? ot yet grasped the great ex- fWhich Indian man' power has j'taken in thi§ 'war. We don't ^conscription, but 1 the recruit"" S'have all the^applicants they He. In the old,days, it used e Moslem fighting tribes of I the Sikhs. NoVpiany of the ^-.Ifiridu races, lijke the Ma- --- also joining up. The army from 170,000 Indians to That the Army-Navy "blood bank ff has saved its first life of a man wounded under fire. •'. ' . In this case it was a naval officer. When the U.S.S. Kearney was torpedoed off Iceland, one of the ser- iously'Wounded was a young officer. Doctors on the rescue ship radioed Iceland that only injections of blood plasma could save his life. Out from our Iceland base went a fast plane, and circling over, the ship, dropped the needed plasma in a parachute. The naval officer is alive today. ; The story leaked out, without names, only because the Red Cross is trying desperately to convince that its blood bank drive is a vital necessity in national defense.: The Red Cross so far has had some 20,000 donations of blood. About 15,000 of these donations have been turned over to the Army and Navy, ,the rest held for home defense and domestic emergencies. Just how much of a drop in the blood bank bucket that is may be rapidly calculated. The Army and Navy together say they need a reserve of at least 200,000 donations. That October (it takes about this long to get the national figures collected): was the first month when "little business" unemployment and a slackening in cantonment and defense plant housing construction began to gain on national defese hiring. With the government's characteristic effort to put its best foot forward, Paul V. McNutt's Federal Security Agency said that "unemployment benefit payments dropped to a new low in" October for the third ..successive month." "But, claims for benefits jumped:28 per cent over September; state -employment service 'placements' were slightly less, instead* of showing jbe usual seasonal increase; and applications for jobs jumped 7 per cent to approximately 1,500,000. In all of the states which reported one or more adverse conditions—Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire were particularly mentioned— the causes were one or more of three: seasonal layoffs; priorities resulting in a shortage of materials; and comple- ion of big defense construction jobs. The "report, although far from entirely . pessimistic, was the first hin developing unemployment conditions which some government officials have oeen predcting for nearly a year, That December' is a high water mark for the Maritime Commission. It's the first month that the United States ship building program has reached that "ship-a-day" goal set ten months ago. | in ,the figh 'are stai station if the . but they guns t started making have a mod- oufacture. Our small escprt ships and , manned This doesn't include naval vessels. The scheduled launchings ars 25 "Liberty ships," four general cargo vessels and one tanker. The new goal is two ships a day by^next summer. That if it hadn't been for Rep. Sol Bloom, of New York ,who took up three\ columns of small type in the Congressional Directory drawing at- proud of that, Drive tention. to it, Washington' might never ha.ye noticed that December 1 was th£' 23r'd anniversary of the founding of, Yugoslavia and the establishment o fthe Union of the Yugoslavs as a federation of free peoples. • That the United States Army, on maneuvers in the Carolines, practiced fifth columning that out-Nazied the Nazis. .'An'infantry private planted himself in an armored column of 22 vehicles. When they came to a certain road, the private jumped down, yelled to the lead driver: "Here's where we turn off and eat." The armored column turned off. The fifth columnist's infantry buddies rose from the roadside ditches and fields and captured them all. ORS.CHAS.A.§«ETTAg. CHAMPLIN Qsteopathic Physidanf HOPE, ARKANSAS 404 South Elm St. Telephone 459 WANT A CHRISTMAS PIANO? 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