Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 21, 1942 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 21, 1942
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Fight for arm Prices Big Government Official Due for a Let Down ^fcy JOHN GRQVEK T.-AP Ftohtte Service Writer ,/ TM only thing certain about the ^Struggle for control of farm prices 'Unde* the pending price control law is ^'that one of two government big shots will be kicked squarely in his official . Price Administrator Leon Hender- ffVson and Secretary of Agriculture ^/Claude Wickard both want final control over farm price ceilings. One must lose. , Henderson has the potent backing Of President Roosevelt. A majority , of the Senate favors Wickard. s Wickard is a real dirt farmer. Pic" tUres of him slopping pigs on his In- 1 diana acres aren't fakes. Roly-poly ,1 Henderson, ex-professor, ace econ- ^ormst, protector of the consumer in Dearly New Deal days, is typical of the i urban, industrial group in congress. " , Battle Uneup That's the battle line between Henderson and Wickard. The farm iy 'fetatp senators want Wickard. the | - farmers, running the farm price show. '', Senators from industrial states seem ' 'to feel their city constituents will get ? A better price break with Henderson ^giving orders. " The senate roll call that voted veto ^powers to Wickard over price decisions affecting farm products, split j, along rural versus urban lines. With !„ few ecxeptions, predominantly rural estate senators voted for Wickard, in- I dustrial state solons for Henderson. I ; Senator John Bankhead of Alabama, t," sponsor of the Wickard amendment, i" voiced the farm bloc sentiment: "The i-farmers seem to be afraid to risk their , program . . . production . . . prices , and have control over them given to " a man they know nothing about and •who, they believe, knows nothing about them." Senators Suspect In short, the farmer senators suspect Henderson of a tendency to hold j down prices, no matter what the effect of farm production. The farm boys also have the feeling that labor an dindustry have been getting preference in war boom laws. They cite that wages are exempt from price control, and that munition makers got tax concessions to pay for pjlant 'expansion. The farm bloc arguments cited production of essential fats and oils as a parallel to munitions. Farmers going into expanded fat and vegetable oil production need special equipment. They must be encouraged by higher. prices to pay out their investment during the emergency, or they won't produce. Too rigid restriction on price would act as a brake on vital production. • , Wickard, before the senate commit- i fee, declared planned production of vital farmstuffs was the primary con* cern. In his opinion, only the Department of Agriculture is equipped Impressive Office of Emergency Management poster by Jean Carlu symbolizes parallel parts played by labor and the armed forces in going all out to knock out the enemy. They'll Say Hello and Aloha to Japs 4 AS PURE AS MONEY CAH BUY * ^^^r^*m mm f ASPIRIN 36 TABLETS 2O<- IOOT4BIETS35« Wanted to Buy onn USED T'RES A.V/V/ and TUBES Top Prices Paid. BOB ELMORE'S AUTO SUPPLY Bob Elmore, Owner HOU STAK, HOPE, ARKANSAS Answering the Mailorders There Is Really No Confusion in Army of Word Jeep By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON - Answering the mail orders: K. L., Torre Haute, Intl.—There really is no confusion in the Army over the word "jeep." The nnrnc is now fondly applied to those little bantam gasoline buggies which arc only 11 feet long and a shade over three feet high. They arc used for almost everything under the wartime sun but officials Ihink they are going to be most effectively in combatting tanks. A fleet of these can maneuver antitank guns into flanking position long before n tank can got into effective battle range of its objective. The only confusion results from the fact that the term "jeep" was first up- plied to larger cars of similar design used to transport officers in the field. The name originally came from the manufacturers' model designation "OP." No Army man will misunderstand you when you refer to jeeps, and he would also know what you meant ,if you called them blitz-buggies, peeps or panzer-killers. Mrs. M. R. T., Brookline, Mass—I " " ORIANA AMENT BOYETT Teacher of Music-Voice, Piano. Art-Drawing, Painting. Studio 608 South Maip Street Phone 318 W by experience to gauge production capacities and the need for stimulating production through higher prices. SCeilings By Henderson Pointedly, he said that fats and oils ceilings already imposed by Henderson endangered full production. It was his thesis that it is better for the consuming public, enjoying high wages, to pay higher prices and have ample supplies than to curtail production through price strictures and suffer serious shortages. Henderson's supporters told the senate dual control of farm prices through Wickard's veto would be farcical and unworkable. They also held that the Department of Agriculture would be lax in preventing its farmer-patrons i from gouging the consuming public, j Wickard Promotes Hogs I Wickard's rebuttal pointed out that j he already has control, through surpluses, of corn prices and that they had been deliberately held below par- j ity to promote hog production. Like, wise, lease-lend funds have stimulated other key production but food prices have lagged behind wages. He intimated the same discretion would prevail in the whole program. Based on senate arguments, here's what to expect: If Wickard is given final veto over farm prices, the emphasis will be on IRON WORKERS LOCAL UNION 591 Of Shreveport, La., holds its official meeting at 7:30 o'clock every Thursday night in banquet room or Hotel Barlow, Hope, Ark. • H. H. PHILLIPS, B.A. & F.S T WANTED CAST IRON SCRAP 75 Cents per Hundred Pounds Paid ARKANSAS MACHINE SPECIALTY CO. Hope, Arkansas all-out production of war-necessary farm goods under stimulus of higher prices. If Henderson wins, and the Senate arguments are prophetic, he can be expected to keep an eagle eye on consumer prices, in line with his long background of effort in behalf of consumers and industrial-labor groups. Hosiery Reclaiming Planned in South ATHENS, Ala. —(XPj—"Reclaimed," not entirely a new word with respect to tires and rubber, brings news in connection with stockings. The idea started at Athens college where a third of the students had worked theiy way through school by operating a hosiery mill. Then came the shortages, which meant there wasn't any work in the mill. To furnish work for students who couldn't go to school unless they earned their way, Dr. E. R. Naylor planned a campaign to ask for worn- out silk and nylon hoso. The hose will be "backwound" into good thread for knitting new stockings. He estimated that no matter how badly the stockings were damaged, more than half the silk or nylon could be reclaimed. Our Most Important Job Is To WANT A PIANO? This Model $365 cash or terms: 536.50 Down 519.38 Monthly. Drop us a card for Catalogs and full information. Quality makes by STEJNWAY, HADDORFF, CABLE, WURUTZER. ON THE JOB 200 E. Broad Texarkaiia, Ark. Used Pianos, $75 up. Terms • The next best thing to a new truck ia new life for your present one. We're putting the same outstanding value in CMC Service that you've always found in General Motors Trucks. When we do a repair job, we give you approved factory quality in all materials and workmanship. We offer invaluable preventive maintenance that prolongs truck and tire life. Every man here is on the job to help keep your truck on the job. LUCK MOTOR COMPANY 319 S. Walnur Stteet AMERICA'S LOW-PRICED TRUCKS Of VALUE Hope, Arkansas GASOLINJE DIESEL Nelson Gets Things Done American Farmers Know New U. S. War Boss Well AP Feature Service Several million American farmers and their families are already pretty well acquainted with Donald M. Nelson—at least with his works—but the new boss of the nation's war production may need a bit of introduction to city dwellers. A standard piece of literature in farms and small towns is the Sears, Roebuck & Company catalogue. Nelson was executive vice- president of the mail-order house until the government called him in. Many a rural parlor, setting room and barn is equipped with the wares he sold. Just Another Dub Nelson's one hobby is golf. He dubs around in about 100 and of course he uses Sears, Roebuck golf balls. The shortage of rubber golf balls won't bother him much for he hasn't time now for golfing. Although he does get out occasionaly for a bit of night clubbing. If you got up bright and early, you might spot him some morning before 7 tooclling to work in a big Cadillac sedan. Bargain note: He bought the Cadillac second hand from Bill Knudcson, head of OPM who probably bought the car brand new from General Motors when he was chairman of the board there. Nelson's a natural born bargain hunter and any way you look at it, he's a first class bargain for the United Nations. For with the United States serving as thu arsenal for the battle against the- Axis, upon Nelson's direction of war production throughout this country will depend the success of the war in Europe, Asia and on thu seas. Small Town Boy Although Nelson's rise to the front pages followed the typical American small-town boy-makes-good pattern, he set many precedents on his way to Washington from Hannibal, Mo., where he was born 54 years ago. Ho is a New Deal Democrat and before- the emergency, drew $75,000 a year as executive vice-president of Sears, Roebuck. Still a New Deal Demcrat, he talked turkey to the National Association of Manufacturers and made them listen when he warned last month that present production wus not enough. "If we are to beat Hitler," he said, "we will have to double the present output." Bargain hunting was his business and he carried over to government , purchasing the art of clipping corners ' and making every penny work overtime for defense. Tough OD Profiteers They tell how he caught a would-be prof i leer who bought up the enlire supply of one type of cotton and was waiting to gouge the Army. Nelson had the Army change its specifications und the profiteer wus left hold- Wedneiday, January 21, 1942 ing the cotton. He uses in Army and Nnvy purchas- ng the stagger system he develpoed nt Sears, Roebuck's Chicago office. There he placed his textile orders during the slack seasons; ho got a nuch better price and the industry kept busy the year round. He docs the same with government purchases—except that now we, the taxpayers, arc getting the advant- ag of his bargain basement shopping skill, A Pipe Smoker Eighteen hours a day he puffs at lis collection of pipes, bucks his six- "oot, 200-pound bulk through the red ape and inertia and gets things done. You don't hear much of him in this city of inter-office feuds because he doesn't lose his temper. "The man who loses his temper always loses the argument," the bespectacled redhead smiles. But don't make the mistake of thinking he is soft. He isn't, his friends say, and when he finally does get mad, it doesn't pay to try pushing him around. He usually wins. He's won steadily since he worked his way through high school and the University of Missouri and took a job in Sears, Roebuck chemistry testing i laboratory so he could go back for his doctorate. He planned to be a chemistry professor but instead he was pushed rapidly upstairs through the mail-order house organization. From there to the NRA and a short hitch in the Commerce Department was just a step. Then he was called back in June, 1940, to coordinate defense purchasing. When OPM started the parade of wartime initials through the capital, he headed its purchasing division. Head Man and Boss SPAB—another set of initials meaning Supply, Priorities and Allocation Board—was set up with him as its head. Last year President Roosevelt increased his powers following reports the Army and Navy opposed centralization of purchasing in his hands. And now he's boss of production and procurement. Do you have a battleship you want to sell the Navy? Or a Civil War rifle, or do you manu- ufacture neckties for soldiers'.' Seen Nelson. You'll find him in his office any morning after 7 o'clock. Or you can come back later and catch him at a breakfast conference down in the cafeteria. He'll lake care of you. Grief - Stricken Prescott News By HELEN HESTERLY New Nnvnl Rosc r vc Samuel Max Cnlliott hns received the Nnvnl commission of ensign, following completion of Nnvnl Reserve Midshipmen's school nt Northwestern University. The four months course included work in seamanship, navigation and gunnery. He is the son of F. M. Cnllicott of near Prescott. Actor Clark Gable sorrowfully leaves his Las Vegas, Ncv., hotel us the plans for Carole Lombard's Hollywood funeral arc completed. don't believe that Wake and Midway I Islands have any past history of great ' importance; but Guam has a footnote in history that makes it unique. On March G, 1521, Magellan brought his little flotilla of three vessels into Guam harbor. After more than three months at sea, there was hardly a member of the three crews who wasn't sick or dying. It was the first time any known member of the white race had ever sot foot on the islands of the Pacific. It's interesting that when Magellan sailed into the harbor he noted in his log that this island would be called 'Isle of the Lateen Sails" but when he left, he scratched out that name and substituted "Laclrones" — which meant "Isle of Thieves." The natives had swarmed overboard at odds of 100 to one and stolen evry- thing on the ships they could carry away. Perhaps now would be a good time to call Guam "Ladrones" again —until we get it back. P. B., Springfield, Mo.—The government has had only moderate success, with its slogan business. "Keep 'em Flying" was given a big build-up and probably has caught on better than anything else and some sloganeers hereabouts think it may outlast all others since aviation is such a vital factor in this war. In spite of the fact that government handouts and many other communications carry the line at top or bottom of the page, "Remember Pearl Harbor," it hasn't started to roll off the tongues around here like a good slogan should. Oddly enough, the most frequently seen slogan in Washington is the least often repeated. There is hardly a government building that doesn't have ssomewhere prominently displayed in it, in letters one to three feet high, the slogan, "Time Is Short," T. N. S., Shreveport, La.—Perhaps you haven't seen much about the decentralization of government agencies because, as I pointed out in a previous column, this is strictly a storm in the Washington teacup. Locally, it probably has resulted in more argument and absorbed more space in the capital newspapers than the price control bill. The President has just put his County Infantile Pnrlsyllsls Drive E. M. Sharp, chairman of the Nevada county Infantile Paralysis campaign announced today that the drive started January 15 has made good progress. The quota for Nevada county is 5300. This fund will be raised by contributions, civic, mid business organizations. A "March of Dimes" drive Ls being conducted by the various schools, and will close January 30lh. Nevada county has exceeded its quota for the past two years, and the progress made so far this year indicates that it will again go over the top. Two A r rcsls Made Nevada county sheriff, Curtis Ward, Sunday, arrested Robert Lee Carrigan negro, charged with robbing another negro, Willie Male, and of attempting to forge » check. Hale reported the loss of $12. Carrigan also is alleged to have attempted to holdup a Prescott gasoline service .station recently. Clyde Hildcrbriin, arrested recently on a charge of stealing cattle last year from Loycc Starnes, was released on bond Sunday, pending trail in (lie July session of Nevada circuit court. Sheriff Ward said that Milder-j bran had confessed to the tht'ft. Telephone 163 Varsity club nml Girl Reserve at Legion Hut. Subscribe to the Hope Stnr now, delivered nt your home in Prescott each afternoon. Mack Grcyson, Tele- hone 307. Lacking Quorum Council Adjourns With only four members present the Hope city council hoard the minutes of the last meeting Tuesday night and adjourned until the next meeting night, the first Tuesday night in Feb. rtiary. Presbyterian Deacons to Meet Wednesday The following dcjicon.s-e!cc£ will meet Wednesday night in the Philnthca room of the First Presbyterian church to prepare- for the service of ordination and installation next Sunday morning. Dorscy McRac Jr., A. E. Slonequist, A. W. Stubbmnn, R. P. Bowen, Olcn Lewis ,C. C. Lewis, James Pilkinton, Robert Wilson, Frank Ward, Jack Lowe, R. E. Cooper, W. E White, Dr. McKcnzic, Edward Hat-k- ins, Tom McLarly. The oklcrs of the church are nlso asked to meet with the deacons-elect. The meeting will be made as brief as is consistent with the importance of thu matters to be discussed. Society Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McRao spent Tuesday in Tckurknna. Mrs. Hubert Whitakcr left Tuesday for St. Louis where she will spend two weeks. Mr.s J, W. Kennedy i.s spending a few days in Little Rock. Jim Coinpton U'ft this week for San Diego, California, where lie has acccptod a government position. Calendar Wednesday. January 2[ 7:00 - Deacon's meeting at the Presbyterian church. 8:00 - Defense Dance given by Legion to Complete Home Guard Plans An important muetinfi of all cx- service men will be held at the American Legion hall at 7:30 Thursday iiinht nl which time Ihe group will complete plans for "air-warning service" and Ihe organization of a home guard. All members arc urged to be present. fool clown—and hard—on those members of congress who are objecting to the shift of 12 agencies involving about 10,000 workers. The feeling of the administration is that with 1,000 new workers coming into the capital every week, and the estimate of the civil service commission before war broke out that hiring would go on at that rate at least until midsummer, it's apparent that some drastic action has to be taken to accomodate the necessary war workers. J. V., Santa Monica, Calif.—The only way that I know that you can assure yourself a hotel room on arrival in Washington is to gel your reservation (about two weeks) in advance, make a substantial down payment on it and get a receipt from the hotel that such payment has been made. That's a contract. Don't be too harsh on the hotel people, though. Suppose you had a hostelry and H daily average of at least half again as many tenants as you could take care of—many of them "big names" or big spenders or both? New Demand Seen For Social Workers NEW 0«LEANS-(/P)-A great increase in the demand for social workers as a re-suit of the war is seen by Dr. Elizabeth Wisner, dean of the Tulanc university school of social work. "Already numerous social workers from Tuhine university have gone into defense or wartime jobs," she -said. "It was during the last war that social work received its impetus . as a profession, and the problems created by this war probably will cause a great upswing again." Dr. Wisner, a former medical social worker with the American Red Cros, said morale problems among men in the army, which were among the greatest social workers had to deal with before the war, should virtually disappear now. Beware Coughs from common colds That Hang On Creomulsion relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, Inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding you must like the way It quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. CREOMULSION for Couehs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis Refreshment tells you i v- <gA,.,v—7.^. .., Drink ice-cold Coca-Cola. Taste its delicious goodness. Enjoy Ihe happy after-sense of refreshment it brings. By just this experience of complete refreshment, millions have come to wel- come the quality of Coca-Cola—the quality of the real thing. BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY TRADE - M AH K p HOPE PHONE 392 COCA-COIA BOTTLING i, HOLLAMON COMPANY m W EST 3rd. tri > $t •**

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