Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 1, 1942 · Page 3
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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS irm Bureau :ksFood sfense Plan droup Pledges More Abundant Crops for America in 1942 RGCK— Confidence in the j Bty and willingness of farmers to | abundantly of food crops dur- Ihe war emergency has been ex- by President Roosevelt in a pter to the American Farm Bureau ation. B. E. Shirt, president of i Firm Bureau in Arkansas, has an- ied. letter, addressed to Edward A. president of the national fed- atmn, in part, reads: " . . . The |tire nation is mobilizing to produce materials necessary for the de- of democracy. As a part of : production effort, food is just as ^ as munitions. I It is heartening, therefore, to know j at American farmers have produced are producing abundantly. Farm; set a record i« -941. They are pre- to produce even more abun- tttly to meet the greater needs of j Not only must they provide food -the United States; they must pro- ; food for England and other na- resisting aggression, and re- of food for the future. After r is defeated — as he mus and be defeated—the United States, be in a position to use food as j instrument to help assure a just j ice and a lasting peace. ! "I am confident that the farmers of country will produce this food. n equally confident that the na- L will see to it that agriculture re- aves a fair return for its effort and the protection necessary to pre; a repetition of the collapse that owed the last World war.- One for my confidence is the ex• if independent farm organiza- like your own that will con- pbute powerful support to the wel- of agriculture and to the total j fense effort. Very sincerely yours, i D. Roosevelt." j response to this message, Mr. , ort said, the following reply was i atehed to the President: "The i .women, and yyouth of America's i herewith assure you of their i , response to your call to arms. "We here and now pledge to you fullest measure of our support. ! dedicate ourselves and that which : possess to the righteous cause of a Ated people. We, as one, with God's will march with you against the aon. foe. The American Farm, j au Federation, Edward A. O'Neal, ent." • formal resolution, the Farm Bu- au at its recent national meeting in o, adopted the following policy: ITe-have pledged everything we pos- to aid the national all-out drive st the forces of evil. We deeply pceciate the fact that President veii recognized, in his message tour convention, the vital importance 'agriculture in meeting this chal- to our national security. We pceciate also the ahsurance the it has given us that agricul- wiH be recognized and will be t fair treatment and the protection ry to prevent a repetition of ;• collapse that followed he first war. ce the importance of agricul- ; has been, adequately recognized, since we have pledged our all the success of the national we urge the federation to vise rightful influence to see that the. ultimate peace is finally en, agriculture be represented pond the peace table in proportion |its contribution in winnng the war, n proportion to its vast interest la, fair and permanent peace." Rescue After Nazi Attack Somewhere at sea a German bomber came upon a British rescue ship jammed with injured survivors of sunken merchantmen. The bomber set the ship afire, machine-gunned the injured trying to escape in lifeboats Some see below, were saved by a British warship that also blasted the Nazi sky vulture. One group of survivors take to a raft as their lifeboat goes under aftc^ being riddled by the strafing German plane. Harrison in Hollywood 8y PAUl. HARRISON, NEA Servico Correspondent They Get the Gals for Army Morale HOLLYWOOD — The movie colony (5 has been doing pretty handsomely \ ... , , . . , , by the' pleasant practice of enter- thy Lumour was asked '* she d mind taining g rcups of sel . vice mon in j. vate homes, and Melvyn Douglas is ! trociuced to going forward a few cars to be in- couch full of soldiers. one of the busier hosts. Other day he telephoned the committee that arranges such things offering to feed and fete 50 of the boys. Said to send r em around about •i p. m., and he'd see that they got back by midnight. Also, promised the actor confidently, he'd provide dates for everyone. He was thanked and assigned 50 marines. Maybe you know how Hollywood gals are about appointments, or if you don,'t you're lucky. Anyway there was a hitch somewhere in the cutie recruiting arrangements, and only 35 showed up. Douglas didn't wait long for stragglers. He picked a couple of the handsomest marines, led them a block or so over to busy Beverly boulevard, took up a post on the curb and began thumbing. There was no indiscriminate signaling, of course. Only pretty girls in cars. A few prospects got fay, but most of them recognized the star (whose last job was kissing Greta GarboJ and wheeled up to the curb with shrieking brakes. After that, it was easy. Within half an hour, 15 eminently satisfactory young things had been detoured to the home of Douglas and Helen Gahagan and were busy on the telephone, breaking dates with fiances and regular boy friends. She said of course she'd do it, and that she hoped the boys wouldn't mind because she didn't happen to be traveling in a sarong. The renvu-k seemed only to confuse the young officer who escorted her. After yelling for attention he announced her as ''Dorothy Lamarr" and then, thinking to correct himself, as "Hedy Lamarr." Miss Lamour wasn't flustered. "Just call me Butch," she told the lads. And they did. Militia outfit called the California State Guard has been recruiting here about, but it got little support from the film colony until Col. Lewis Stone began organizing the 1st Evacuation Regiment. This will be a transport outfit, motorized with station wagons, and charged with the job of removing people from zones of bombing or disaster. Almost every star in town seems to own a station wagon, and future evacuees can figure on being rescued in style, with a Cooper or a Gable at the wheel, j and air-conditioning and a cocktail j bar to help turn the retreat into a i memorable excursion. Blocks Boners A few weeks ago I had an account of how technical advisers of hitsoriacl pictures nearly go goofy trying to keep wrist watches out of scenes. Last of men go aboard rescuing British warshio. On a San Diego bound train, Doro- I All such anachronisms are a pro-1 trass Is Greener Hit Cattle Are Leaner PJEHRE, S. D. —(.-P)— Tell a ranch\ fronr the short grass country his are the greenest in many and things certainly do look this fall. You gee a sour smile. grass produces soft fat that soff on the trip to market. Dakota stockmen much prefer brown buffalo grass that cures in. the summer, but liberal fall have turned ranches green six months early. ,_,,,pbuilding costs In Sweden are i I per cent above the pre-war level, I ~i Department of Commerce reports. I lORfANA AMENT BOYETT Teacher of Music-Voice, Piano. Art-Drawing, Painting. Studio 608 South Ua'ur Street Phone 318 W PUS. CHAS. A. & ETTA E. CHAMPLiN Osteopaihic Physicians HOPE, AHKANSAS i South Elm St Telephone 459 ALLIED BATTERIES 4« low As J3.19 Ex. (Batteries Recharged 50c) Tire & Supply Co. Associate Store Bob Elmore, Owner — Hope Hi you* SIek WATCH recovery guaranteed, service very reasonable. PERKISOM'S EWELRf STORE 218 South Waiuu*t i * i ROADS TO SINGAPORE Kuola U 9M TVPAHANG"; "ii^sf J\*.M,*$QK£JJ?& \ /^l v^l?* JAPANESE THRUSTS BRITISH DEFENSE LINE - ~ Borders of Malay States $ j.&t- \ iFORE JttUO *S«HIPft*fioV.(Outdi/ " \F Postoff ice to Colled Taxes Will Handle 55 Use Tax on Autos, Motor Boats By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON — For the first time in the history of our government, the Post Office Department is going to become a tax collection agency unless— The tax is to be collected is tile .>.1 use tax on the nation's 32.OUO.OliU motor vehicles and on motor boats. The "unless'' must go into the statement because there is a possibility that the tax will be repealed before it becomes operative February 1. No item in the tax bill has cuus- ed tile Treasury Department muru grief than this comparatively minor one, designed to raise onlv ijl60,(JUU,- OUO. Treasury officials burned midnight oil for weeks trying to figure out a method of collecting it and prtjvsnt- iny the use-tax dodgers from escaping the penalties of the low. After almost every possible method had been explored, th« dupartment selected what was considered the least objectionable—making every post office window a collection aijuncy. Th-: Fust Office estimates that it wil! cost them $1,50U.UUU in increased personnel. And this has been allowed in the new supplemental appropriations bill. It's about one-third the total amount th eTreasury asked lor overall collection costs on this pestiferous item. The c'jJluction .-rielhoij. as riu\v worlc- as care :i man us SJowly edging toward Si/ig;ipore down the cuaats of the narrow Malay peninsula, Japanese troops have driven British back to a new defense line some 50 miles below the Thailand border. Map shows Jap thrusts and the jungle-mountain country where British have tiwown up their deceases. bit-in liven for Cecil Di: Miiie. Years a^o. filming "Cleopatra,' 1 he discovered chat somebody from the prop ck'partiTiunt had installed a French telephone in Ck-o':; boudoir. In "Thu Crusudes," a woman earned a large knitting bag into a scene. In "Northwest Mounted Police." one of tin; Indian.-; \v.us found to have a hula dancer umuuud un an arm. Other i.!ijy. while ballroom .-tquencf in Wind.' 1 Di; Milk- ultcix'd u low -ti'.d jt«p|j(.>d the fiJjri. In the biick- ijryund, but pJaui enough if y<;u iiijp- pL j n*;d to OL' looking th f ji. w.'jy. wj.^ an extra player wearing dark ylass- ei and carrying a copy of a modern picture magazine. ed out, is to sell stickers at post office windows. Motorists and motor boat owners will be expected to go to the post office, plank down their So and pick up their stickers. At the same time, they will be given a card to fill out and return to tile internal revenue collector. These cards will be checked against a master list of car owners obtained from state hgihway departments. In time, of course, the non-payers will show up as unchecked whereupon the Treasury will launch its follow up collection system. This won't differ much from that used by any high-pressure mail collection agency. Although no threats will be used .of course, I wouldn't be surprised if it weren't pointed out to the persistent dodgers that refusal to pay the tax could get a man in the hoosegow for a short while as well as put him out of pocket in fines a good deal more than $5. Where mail collection fails to work, the collector's staff will have to stop hounding the income tax evaders and turn policemen to get in this chicken feed. It's pretty certain that the proportion of dodgers will run fairly high. The owners of S50 jaloppies are not going to be happy about paying 10 per cent of the cost of their car, in addition to license fees, merely for the joy of using it. Repeal of the use tax has been talked unofficially for a long time but it got its first mention on the floor of the Senate the other day when Senator Walter F. George, chairman of tile finance committee, was asking for tho S1,.;()U,OUU for the Post. Office Department. Senator Carl Hayden, of Arizona, asked Senator George: "Has consideration been given by the finance committee to the repeal of the use tax on automobiles? ' "Nut yet.'' said Senator George, "but in January we shail have an opportunity t ocunsider the whole tax program again. 1 ' "Then there will be an opportunity to consider the repeal of the tax prior to the time the tax goes into effect'. 1 " asked Senator Hayden. Senator George said there would be .jj;d there will, but it will take fast '.vork. The pro-rated payments, $2. (18 for tne five months to July L, start . on tho first of February and the re' peal will have to emne weeks in ad- I vance if the Treasury is to avoid printing and circulating all the para| i.'hernalia of collection. AAA Handbook Readyfor Distribution Book Contains Provisions for 1942 Conservation Program Distribution o£ the 1942 Triple-A state handbiok will be made to farmers of Hempstead county in a short time, according to H. Earl Kink, chairman of the county Triple-A committee. The handbook, which contains provisions of the 1942 Conservation program, was designed as a guide to Arkansas farmers in cooperating with the program. Sufficient copies of the state handbook have been received by the county Triple-A office to supply one copy to every farmer in the county. Farmers who wish to get their copy before general distribution is made may call at the county office for it. Conservation payments for various commodities based on allotments and normal yields are as follows: Cotton, 1.25 cents a pound; wheat, 10.5 cents a bushel: peanuts. 7.25 cents per 100 pounds; Irish potatoes. 2 cents a bushel: rice, 1.35 cents a bushel; and Hurley tobacco. .7 cents a pound. Acreage allotments have been made on all of the crops for which payments will be made. Marketing quotas will be in effect for cotton, wheat, peanuts and tobacco. The following message was issued by the state Agricultural Conservation Committee to farmers of the state along with the handbooks: "With unsettled conditions throughout the world, it is now more important than ever that American farmers make the fullest use possible of a strong farm program. The opportunity is offered to us and every other farmer in the county by tlie 1942 AAA farm program. ''The major objectives of our program for 1942 continue to be: 1. To help us get a fair share of the national income. 2. To protect consumers by providing abundant supplies of agricultural products at prices that are fair both to them an dto us. 3. To rebuild and maintain the productivity of our soil, thus making it possible for us to produce an abupndant supply of farm products throughout the future. 4. to improve living conditions of farm people by increasing food and feed production for home use. "For 1942 the objectives of the program are extended to include production of sufficient food for the countries which are resisting aggressor nations as well as for our own people. In order to do ths we have been asked by the Secretary of Agriculture to increase production of pork, poultry, dairy products, certain fruits and vegetables, peanuts and soybeans for oil, as well as other food or feed crops that we need on our farms. It is your duty to study the program carefully and make the best use of the opportunities it offers. We are sure that all of these urgent needs can be met through the proper use of the program and in doing so you will conserve your soil and make needed improvements on your farm." Members of the state committee are: R. C. Branch, Mississippi county, chairman; C. C. Willey, Jefferson county; C. C. ox, Arkansas county; Jim Keith, olumbia county; Kit Phillips, Benton counyt; Aubrey D. Gates, assistant director of Extension and J. B. Daniels, administrative officer in charge, AAA. No Pelt Payoff When They Can Yelp GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -(#)— When Owen Burgess reported at County Clerk Helen Hamrn's office to collect a bounty on four coyotes, Clerk Hamm inquired if the animals had been pelted. Burgess casually replied that the animals still were wearing their pelts and invited the county clerk to inspect them. She found them in Burgess' car, still very much alive. Then Burgess explained he had roped the coyotes after running them down with a horse. Burgess didn't collect the bounty until after his captives had been executed. Students Train to Win Fight Generation Must Hold Tomorrow's Peace By JOHN W. STUDEBAKER U. S. Commissioner of Education Written for NKA Servcic WASHINGTON — Education, like every other department of American life, has a clear goal set by the President: "We are going to vin the war and we are going to win the peace that follows." To win the war education is going to do these things: Expand vocational training for tho men and women needed for war industries. Especially must the training of women workers be greatly increased. Expand professional and technical training for war jobs. Colleges, which have already given intensive courses in engineering, physics, chemistry, and management, will broaden training to include other professions arid must be helped to provide instruction for increased enrollments in these and related fields. In colleges and universities especially, plans to win tho peace must bo made. This means gathering facts and making preparations for knitting together the torn fabric of world sou- j iety, a task requiring wisdom, un- j derstanding, a»:d long-range plan- j ning. Upon education also falls the duty of helping our citizens, young and old, to understand the great issues which face them now. The war will be won in the Pacific and in Europe, but the peace must be won at the crossroads. Through the nation-wide School and College Civilian Morale Service, citizens will be brought together in study and discusion groups in their respective neighborhoods to attack our pressing policy problems in the democratic way. Elementary and secondary schools Thursday, January !, t94l will increase their emphasis on health and the building of strong bodies. The school lunch program will be extended to insure better nutrition and to teach better nutrition habits. Curriculum^ will be reorganized to give more attention to the interdependence of all peoples. High schools will change their courses to prepare boys and girls for the immediate war responsibilities. High schools will also mobilize youth for Voluntary service. Teachers also in all schools wil give some of their time to vountary service. Ki)luation Will Expand School officials will take steps to protect teachers arid children during periods of emergency. They will make a special study of this problem. School will instruct citizens in the various voluntary war task assigned them. Plans for the education of adults who cannot meet fourth-grade minimum intelligence requirements for military service will be greatly extended. Education must and will turn its whole vast energies to national services to win the war and the peace. Celtuce, an Oriental lettuce, is now being grown in this country. I Send My Clothes to Hall Bros. And once you send your clothes to HALL BROS, to be cleaned and pressed you'll never want to switch to any other cleaner. Hall Bros, work is satisfactory in every detail, and it's these little things that makes the difference. • Send us Your Clothes Today! Phone 385 "A trial' will prove it" HALL BROS. Cleaners and Hatters Bulgarian Oldsters Bulgaria claims more centarians , than any other country. There are 158 Bulgarians—85 men and 73 wo- j men—who claim to be more than 100 j years old each. FARM FOR SALE 190 Acre Black Land Farm. 135 acres in cultivation. 3 miles northeast of Fulton on gravel road. 3 Houses and 3 deep wells. Good barn. Located on mail and school bus route. See C. W. WILSON Columbus, Arkansas Paid With The Ojmous Madonnas of Rjphuel, | Six-at l'.:Ai:in painter, are priceless. j today, but ho once jjainlud a picture' ! an the lid of a barrel in payment for a meal. DRESS SALE! ABOUT 75 DRESSES TO CLOSE OUT These ore all new Fall and Winter dresses. Grouped in the following three price ranges. Values to $12.95 • On Sale FRIDAY and SATURDAY Sizes 12 to 42 • On Sale FRIDAY and SATURDAY CHOICE OF MILLINERY $I.OO Charles A. Haynes Co. ON MAIN

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