Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 24, 1942 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 24, 1942
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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Industry Recruits Own Army of Civilian Guards to Help Uncle Sam Foil Axis Spies and Saboteurs :By ELEANOR RAGSDALE A Service Staff Correspondent fJKASHlNGTON- WANTED rti, octlve, fearless, guards 'lots of 'em. To 'keep sharp peeled In America's defense plants for saboteurs an dspies. '> The above might be the sign hung Out by hundreds of American war industries, power plants and airports, ,ht>w that the United States is hard at war with Japan and the rest of the Axis. 1 For the Number One problem in the jj> nation's campaign against those war- twins, espionage and sabotage, is finding enough capable men to help carry ,ttut «o the letter the carefully laid *plans of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Army and Navy and »the Office of Civilian Defense. ' Guards Can't Be Too Old There are ex-service men and ex- policemen to hire, but they musn't be |V,too old. They must be alert enough I and tough enough to use their guns— >r, 'instead of running to the telephone, as a guard hi one of the government' agencies is reported to have done re- E, cently when he sam someone rifling an <•" important file. They must be paid good wages to I, hold them against the pull of higher I' industrial pay. Police forces, assembly I -lines, merchant marine, and the arm- 'J,ed _forces are all competing for the ^nation's active manpower. The railroad police are guarding the great trestles that carry over- laden trains over the steel arteries. The regular police are recruiting hun- ^dreds of volunteer auxiliaries to help , them out with air raid and blackout . patrol, and the guarding of reservoirs, - gas mams, turbines, stations and factories. The army is detailing precious men to keep watch on military objectives. A State Guard of deferred, overage or rejected men has been enlisted in many states to replace the National Guard, to help out with protection of regional utilities and highway bridges Each Plant Must Share Responsibility No one can doubt that sabotage plans are prepared. And no one who has read of the FBI round-up of over 2000 "dangerous" Japanese, German and Italian aliens in the United States and possessions within twenty-four hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, can question the fact that these Bjqfns are not spur-of-the-anoment ; concoctions but have been outlined for a long time. Learning a valuable lesson from the fate of France and Holland and Nor|. - wa y. FB I Chief J. Edgar Hoover has continually expanded the anti-sabotage and espionage program of his or! ganizabon and has speeded up the training programs for passing on FBI I -techniques to local police. [V w-^ 3 the war production program |i, started getting into high gear he organized a nationwide group, the Law Enforcement Officers' National Mo- ^bilization, to link up local and federal defense policing—which clicked into operation on a -24-hour basis at the I ^.iirst confirmatio nof Japanese bomb- ings. ' .^However, even with the most dang- .(fjjjrous key aliens tucked safely in ^attention units, awaiting hearings, ,there still must be a considerable -.body of reserve alien agents hatching , up disruption for American defense ' efforts. 'Two thousand G-men plus all the regular police can't hope to fully protect the thousands of vital production, power, and communication units .scattered over the country. That's where the "Guards Wanted" signs and protection measures by the plants 'themselves come in. The individual managements of shell factories, and bomber plants and telephone companies have to shoulder . P.art pf the responsibility and try to t< make their own special preserves spy- p, ftnd-sabotage proof. ^If you were head of a very vital defense firm, you would combat sabotage plans of Fifth Columnists with the aid of the FBI, Army, Navy and This new photo, just approved by the War Department, shows part of the "Lightning" P-38 assembly lines " t . U l e _. OC _ kh . eCd /> lrCraft .. CorP .? rat L°i 1 : B . ur l»>" k > Calif. Protection of plants like this all over the country calls to spare. Hence, industry recruits thousands " Prescott News By HELEN HESTERLY Federal Savings and- Loan Association Tho Savings and Loan Association met Wednesday night for the election of officers for 1942. Charlie Pittman was elected president, Wren Scott- Vice-president, and Horace McKenz'ie Secretary and Treasurer. A four per cent dividend was paid for 1941. O QCD. Inspectors would check on your |, blueprint room, to see if it were burg| / Jar-proof, make fire preparedness I tests and scrutinize your power plant. jAfter surveying the entrances and „ *ey places to be guarded, they would ; ""advise what measures should be taken .V" P ut your P lant in the be st possible [ shope to resist bombs, arson, or more subtle sabotage, such as applying a •jslow corrusive to the gas-masks which I would render them ineffective after --*a few weeks. s l> A«roy Demands Special f Precautions . While the FBI would only tell you What you should do, and leave it up r to your combined common sense, self- i interest and patriotism to goad you |nto compliance, the Army has a more ffogent argument. It could say in effect, "Unless you put our recom- j$endations into effect to a reasonable .extent, we will cancel your army contract." *r The next step would be to call a meeting of plant executives, and proceed to follow instructions. Some army officials estimate they've received as high as 90 per cent compliance on the whole, and an FBI spokesman says the degree of cooperation has been "beyond our fondest - l|ppes." At present, G-men survey a "prior-, ity list" of more than 2000 plants and i hope to stretch that to a subsequent) ]2,QOO. Exact figures on army and navy coverage are not available, but fhey are ocncerned with every major defense operation |Jut before you got through with your plant protection checkup, the Office of Civilian Defense doubtlessly Would reach out a helping hand to prescribe measures that should be taken to lessen the ravages of fire or explosions m a case of sabotage. Many of these measures dovetail perfectly with air-raid protection ac- iiyiiieb—first aid units, decontamination squads, fire-fighters and demolition crews, etc., but they speed up repair of sabotage, too. Further, if your plant is a uwtli- i Basketball Prescott played Laneburg Thursday night in three different games. The Laneburg girls beat the Prescott girls 27-7. The Prescott Junior boys beat the 'Laneburg Junior boys 20-13. In a fast moving game, the Prescott Senior boys beat the Laneburg Senior boys 45-25. Improvement was shown by the Wolves in each game. Thomas A. Cooper, 54 Dies Suddenly Friday- Thomas A. Cooper, 54, engineer for the Prescott and North Western railroad, died suddenly for an heart attack at his horn neear Prescott Friday, Funeral services will be held at the DeAnn Cemetery Sunday afternoon at Prescott. He is survived by his wife, six sons, W. R. Cooper who is with the RAF in England; Thomas Cooper, Jr., Trenton, N. J.; S. J., Joseph, Billy Joe, and O. J. Cooper of Prescott; and two daughters, Gwendolyn Cooper of New Orleans, and Mary Sue Cooper of Prescptt. Telephone 163 Church Service at 11:00 "But We Sec Jesus." Vespers at 5:00. First Methodist Church S. T. Buugli, Pastor Sunday School at 9:45 a. m. Preaching at 10:55. Subject: "The All Powerful Christ." At 6:15 Five classes: Junior. Intermediates, Senior, Young People, Women, Men, meet in study of "The Methodist Meeting House." Evening Service at 7:00. Subject: "Some Encouraging Signs." Calendar Monday' Bible Study of The Women's Missionary Society and The Women's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian Church will meet at the home of Mrs. Sam O. Logan at 2:30. Tuesday Garden Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Ernest Cox, Society "Tough, guards . . . active, fearless eastern one, you could send a representative to one of the seven Plant Protection Schools conducted under OCD and State defense council sponsorship in universities such as M. I. T. or Carnegie Institute. There, police chiefs, telephone company technicians, medk\J officers, army experts on chemical warfare and FBI men are giving assembled plant executives a three-day course so they can carry back instructions to their home plants. In addition to 2500 eastern industrialists who have attended these defense courses, war has brought a wave of requests for information from hitherto skeptical southern and western states. Another non-government agency, the Chamber of Commerce, is jogging apathetic managers and city officials into action with their current fire prevention literature featuring preparation against widespread and simultaneous sabotage. At the close of the last fiscal year the Federal Bureau of Investigation had nearly 22,000,000 sets of fingerprints on file. Sir Harry Lauder, Scotch comedian, got his first job in a [lux mill at two shillings and a penny a week. Mrs. O. G. Hirst of Sherman, Texas arrived Friday to spend the weekend with relatives. Charles Hesterly, student at Hendrix College, Conway is spending the week-end with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Hesterly. Miss Mary Balwin of Russeville is the guest of Miss Mary Gail Whittaker. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Durham and Donnie Durham left Friday for Jackson, Mississippi, where they will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Durham. Churches First Christian Church Bible School 10 a. m. Church Service, 11 a. m. Subject: "The Mission of the Church." Evening Service at 7:15 p. m. Subject: "God's Doors" by Rev. George W. Wheeler of Camdcn. First Baptist Church Doctor E. P. J. Gattoit Sunday School at 9:45. Church Service at 11:00. "A Tragic Trade." Baptist Training Union at 6:00. Evening Service: "Sinful Fearless- First Presbyterian Church Rev. B. 0. Nolcn Sunday School at 10:00. Subscribe to the Hope Star now, delivered at your home in Prescott each afternoon. Mack Greyson, Tele- hone 307. Dress Styles on Oahu island show Jiawaiians see one end: victory, Saturday, January 24, Farm Bureau Favors 110% Parity Clause Organization Recommends Changes in Price Fixing Measure Communications reiterating their opposition to inflation, with specific reference to certain phases of pending prices fixing legislation, are being sent to President Roosevelt and congressional leaders by members of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, R, E. Short of Brinkley, president, reported this week. . Mr. Short, a member of the board of directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said that farmers in Arkansas are supporting policies of tho national organization in asking removal of the amendment which calls for recstablishmcnt of the base period for computation of parity prices for farm products, retention of the provision which gives the Secretary of Agriculture prior approval in the setting of price ceilings, and inclusion of the provision setting 110 per cent of parity as ceilings for farm prices. He urged every resident of Arkansas to take an active interest in price fixing issues, pointing out that Arkansas is primarily an agricultural state and calling attention to the conditions in which farmers found themselves at the close of tho last war. In issuing a statement of policy for his organization on price fixing, Mr. Short charged that "The failure of the congress to recognize the parity con- cent for all groups in considering the price fixing bill is directly responsible for the unfortunate position in which this measure is now in." His statement said: "Contrary to general opinion, loading farm organizations are opposed to reestablishing the base period for the computation of parity prices for farm products even though farmers obviously would enjoy a temporary gain if the 1919-29 period was substituted for the 1909-14 period. Farmers have recognized in this amendment a departure from the longtime principle of parity which they have advocated and the Farm Bureau, among others, has Vigorously condemned it. Only recently President Edward A. O'Neal and other leaders in the national federation withdrew in protest from a so-called farm conference in Washington when this and other schemes were propounded by inflationists who dominated the meeting. All that agriculture asks, or is entitled to, is a fail- relationship between the prices of its commodities and those which farmers must pay for the goods and services of other groups. 'The Farm Bureau has repeatedly attacked all proposals which would add impetus to the already alarming trend toward inflation whether they originated in industry, agriculture or labor. No group is more sincere in its efforts to prevent price spiraling than farmers because bitter experience has taught them that agriculture suffers the greatest hardships during the period of deflation that inevitably follows. The last World war proved that conclusively. "Price Administrator Leon Henderson has received more sympathetic support from organized farmers than from any other source. Long before Pearl Harbor was attacked they appraised themselves of economic conditions and asked that their own prices be controlled and that those of industry and the wages of labor also be controlled, with the parity concept recognized, to combat inflation and thereby prevent a repetition of the economic catastrophe which wrecked agriculture in 1920. In asking that ceilings on their prices be fixed at 110 per cent of parity, farmers have taken into consideration the face that. price floors, as provided by other leg-1 and laid the foum/alion for the' sreat- islation, guarantee only 85 per cent ca t depression this country has ever Rising Sun's Rays Near Singapore THAILAND Indian Ocean MALAY STATES RHIO ARCHIPELAGO (Dutch) As Jap troops surge southward in Malaya, British defenders of Singapore are making their stand on the lower part of the Malay peninsula before retiring behind the big guns of the island base itself. From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is still 200 miles of. mountains, swamps and jungles. farmers to produce tho greatest volume of food in the history of any nation in the world. This program is as essential in the winning of the war and in the writing of the peace when ultimate victory is achieved by our armed forces as is the production of munitions and materials. The effectiveness of this program will be tremendously increased if farmers who are mobilizing in an all-out effort to produce sufficient food to win the war can be given assurances by the agency encouraging and soliciting this production ' that they will be given the same fair treatment that is accorded to other groups. If we are to have price fixing let it cover every one. Otherwise agriculture feels that if the price administrator is not to have over-all jurisdiction the Secretary of Agriculture should have something to say about farm prices. Clubs Corrected Home Demonstration club schedule: January 20—Patmos 2 p. m., Battlefield 2 p. m. January 21—Hopewell, 2 p. m. January 22—Food-for-Victory Campaign—1:30 p. m. in every neighborhood in Hempstead county there will be a meeting at the neighborhood center to enlist farm families in the "Fodo-for-Victory Campaign." January 23—Wallaceburg, 2 p. m. Avory's Chapel, 2 p. m. January 26—Oakgrove, 2 p. m. Harmony, 2 p. m. January 27—Marlbrook, 2 p. m. Fulton comfort making 9 a. m. January 28—Rocky Mound 2 p. m. Dole 2 p. m. January 29—Joint meeting of the Executive Council of Hempstead county home demonstration clubs and - even followin S U™ last i presidents of all home demonstration World war every agency of govern- ! clubs in the county. The meeting will mcnt, including educational institu- ' •••-• — ~- • — - - tions working with farmers, and civic and patriotic groups encouraged farmers to produce in abnormal volume, even through the 1920's, and farmers remember only too well that in 1920 because of consumer pressure as we started readjusting our economy from a wartime to a peacetime basis thessc same agencies, particularly in the field of banking, forced policies of government which caused farm prices to drop in some instances as much as 90 per cent between planting and harvest, even though crops had been planted at the greatest cost per unit in our history. This shortsighted action in one fell swoop left agriculture prostrate of parity and anticipated that under this arrangement the general level would be 100 per cent, whereas if the ceiling was placed at that figure it is doubtful if they would ever attain it. Since parity is flexible, this guarantee of protection to farmers would not be a fundamental step toward the stopping of inflation because no control is provided for the wages of industrial labor which constitute the greatest single item of cost in the manufacture and distribution of consumer goods. Residents of agricultural areas are becoming impatient over the reluctance of the congress to effect impartial controls for all groups. It will be impossible to prevent inflation if any group, including agriculture, is allowed special privileges during this emergency. The failure of the congress to recognize the parity concept for every one in the price fixing bill is directly responsible for the unfortunate position in which this bill is now in. ! "The Farm Bureau has supported the amendment to give the Secretary of Agriculture prior authority in the fixing of farm prices since he is head of the agency which is calling upon known, "The traditional patriotism of rural people assures that the present solicited quotas of food will not only be met but will be exceeded, and that agriculture will make whatever contribution necessary in manpower and money for the successful prosecution of this war, and for this contribution they feel that they have the right to expect the same fair treatment that is accorded to other groups. There are no bottlenecks in American agriculture, no strikes or threats of strikes and no demands for amortization of expansion of facilities and investments, and even now agriculture is in the process of producing to the fullest extent of human and soil resources. It is not unfair that farmers ask a certain measure of protection that will enable them to make this effort in an orderly manner and when peace comes readjustments in the same orderly manner in the longtime best interests of not only agriculture but the nation as well. An unstable agriculture, in time of peace or in time of war, is a tremendous factor in economic unbalance and economic and political history reveals that in all nations GOOD NEWS PICTURED^GERMAN PANZER EQUIPMENT LINES ROAD TO MOSCOW be at the home of Mary Claude Flelch- Farmers Advised to Purchase Best in Seeds Suggest Ways of Making Food-far* Victory Drive Successful Quality nnd quantity of potatoes in Hempsteatl county this year will depend largely upon the quality of seed potatoes planted, Oliver L. Adams, county agent, said Wednesday in discussing methods of increasing crop yields for the Food-for-Victory drive. In a very few weeks, Hempstead county farmers will begin buying seed potatoes tor this year's crop, and the purchase of good seed, he pointed out, is probably the most important step in the production of the potato crop. "With the great demands that are being made on the nation's farmers to produce more and more food and feed, with farm boys going into the armed services, with labor being drawn from farms to defense industries, and with possible shortages of certain fertilizers and insecticides, this is no time to waste labor nnd supplies on the production of in ferioi- crops." Poor seed can result in a crop of potatoes that will not be worth harvesting. Fortunately, however, Mr. Adams said, there is a much smaller possibility of purchasing pool- seed potatoes this year than in former years since the State Plant Board has established minimum standards that must be met by any lot of potatoes offered for sale in the stale. If the lot of potatoes inspected fall below these standards, they must be sold as table stock rather than as seed. The farmer's best buy is Certified seed. This seed, according to Earl J. Allen of tho University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, is grown either in northern or western states where the cooler, drier growing seasons result in a more vigorous stock as the potato is a cool-weather crop and tends to "run out" when grown in warmer climates. Before seed potatoes arc labeled as "Certified," the extension liorlicul- turist says, rigid inspections r.re made of the potato fields during the growing season and of the potatoes in the storage bins after the crop has been harvested. Any field of potatoes that shows a considerable amount of disease will be turned down as not for certification. Even after rigid field inspection certain diseases may show up on or in the tubers 'after harvest. Bin inspection will show this and cnuse rejection of the stock. Certified potato seed are labeled with the official tag of the state certifying agency of the state in which tlie potatoes are produced. The supply of Certified Seed Potatoes this year is larger than usual, Allen says, and farmers should have no triublc obtaining seed at fairly reasonable prices. Seed potatoes produced in Nebrasga, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, and Colorado and certified by official agencies have given good results for Arkansas growers. There were 443 convictions under the white slave traffic act in the McCaskill Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Eley visited their daughter Mrs. Alvis Stokes in Delight Sunday. Mrs. J. O. Harris visited her mother Mrs. Claude Hinton of Hope Friday. Miss Arlinc Wortham of Prcscitt spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Dora Wortham. Mrs. Herman Rhodes, Misses Janelle McCaskill and Grace Wortham were Nashville visitors Saturday. Miss Ruth Stephens of Blevins spent the week-end with Dulcie Rhodes. Mrs. H. M. Rhodes was shopping in Nashville Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cullpcpper and daughter, Diane of Nashville visited friends here this week-end. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Prescott were Nashville visitors Sunday. Mrs. W. D. Hood and daughters Nell and Ruby, were Prescott visitors Saturday. Mr. and Mrs, Chester McCaskill made a business trip to Nashville Thursday. THE LIBRARY Columbus The Columbus branch library is still increasing in membership. The circulation is also better and many new bookshave been added. During the month of December tho total circulation was 366, with a membership of 184. A story hour for the children has been started. Last week we read about "Skittles" by Lamkey. Some of the new books for the adults are: "My Son, My Son," by Spring; "Prudence's Sisters," by Hueston; "The Iron Woman," by Deland; "Dude Woman," by Kyne; and "Oliver Wiswell," by Roberts. Juvenile: "Patrick Goes a Hunting," by Brann; 'The Twin Calves," by Tousey; "Just Fuggy," by Beistle; "Runaway Toys," by Crabtree; and "Jack Helps at Home," by Smith. The floor area of the Library of Congress is more than thirteen acres. where this condition has been permitted to exist for a protracted time democracy has crumbled." RENT/ WANT-ADS er. Yearbooks for the coming year wi'l y mled States in the last fiscal year. be made. There will be a demonstration luncheon at the noon hour. • NOTICE • Erie Ross is now employed by Keith's Barber Shop New Location on E. 3rd Next to Checkered Cafe * ' ORIANA AMENT BOYETT Teacher of Music-Voice, Piano. Art-Drawing, Painting. Studio 608 South Main Street Phone 318 W Plumbing Repairs Harry W. Shiver Plumbing Phone 259 309 N. Main Bring us your Sick WATCH Speedy recovery guaranteed. Repair service very reasonable. PERKISON'S JEWELRY STORE 218 South Walnut FINE WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIR Wonted to Buy Good Onn USED T| RES ZUU and TUBES Top Prices Paid. BOB ELMORE'S AUTO SUPPLY Bob Elmorc, Owner (It •IK

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