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Hope, Arkansas
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o HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS :ref Flight Norway True Story of Escape From Enslaved Country PAUL MANNING \ Service London Staff ^respondent would be free soon, Knute told If exultantly—so what did it itter if his stomach was empty and ' the end of a loaf remained in coat! It had been hard, this last seven iths. But now, as he strode across snow-covered hills and meadows, felt strangely alive. He went in and spirals, shaking the snow his boots as he leaped the low 2ns, climbing up and up until he stood on the rocky pro- ~—-^tbry overlooking the restless, un- [|t|asy waters of the fjord. jit was high, this great rock, and could see every house in the small village below; blacked-out. Behind, from where he had ided, lay the valley meadow e Lars and he both lived. .from where he stood he codld not !* the cut hi the steep walls up ch he had come, nor could he the small peasant barn where he LW Lars now worked by lantern Collected Pint By Pint |Lars would be filling the small Moth ne with gasoline that had taken both so long to gather, pint by during the long past months they had worked clearing run- for airfields for the Germans had conquered Norway. pCnute began to walk along the flat > of this promontory. The height this giant rock they had both efully checked many times and ' knew what skill would be need- to clear it safely. Suddenly Knute started. The moun- r are full of sounds, but a human Ijfootfall is always different, like a in. crack. Hugging the shadows' he sited, exhauling, inhaling, softly, i'regularly. The German sentry stood quiet, suspicious, then turn- and resumed his lonely patrol. descent took more time because e fragments slip and roll beneath feet unless you go slow. Then tthe* jade-green floor of the meadow Ij^iith its snow-patches was reached and was faster. >rt Plane in Hideaway knocked lightly on the door of S t sagging barn, waited until the ||lantern inside would be doused, then pushed open the door. At first he : see nothing but a ,gray patch on ! floor and the blurred outline of a WANTED CAST IRON SCRAP 75 Cents per Hundred , Pounds Paid 'ARKANSAS MACHINE f. SPECIALTY CO. Hope, Arkansas RADIOS - BATTERIES BICYCLES and ^AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIES V BOB ELMORE'S AUTO SUPPLY Bob Elmore, Owner DUDLEY Flour & Feed Co. ON COTTON BOW Agents for International FERTILIZER recommend that you buy your itejtilizer now.' As the ingredients 'Jia fertilizer are used in the manufacture of munitions, shells and ombs. Price subject to change without notice. Bing Crosby's Horses Arrive for Hot Springs /?dce Season, Opening Feb.23 Mme. Litvinoff Packs the Punch Wife of Russian Envoy Helps With Speeches By ELEANOR RAGSDALE WASHINGTON—The Soviet Em- WcJncsdoy, February 18, New Sources for Materials American Scientists Start Working on Substitutes (Top)—Three of the series of new barns which have been constructed * at Oaklawn Park this year to take | care of the influx of horses from ' the West Coast. The well-built new |j barns will provide 100 additional new stalls and are constructed on trictly modern lines. (Middle)—Jockey Fddie Tucker, iontract rider for Bing Crosby, up on one of Crosby's outstanding \ three-year-olds, LaZonga, follow- 1 Ing a brief workout to loosen up rtie kinks resulting from the long trip here from the West Coast. La- £onga is expected to be a nominee jTor the $5,000 added Arkansas berby. (Bottom)—A n o t h e r top-notch Crosby three-year-old, El Ozuna, ;which the crooner had nominated for the $50,000 Santa Anita Derby, gets a bit of petting from Jockey Turner, who accompanied the horses here in an express car. El Ozuna is also expected to be a candidate for tlxo Arkansas three-year-old classic. HOT SPRINGS — Following the completion of plant improvements and a general beautification program, the Oaklawn Jockey Club is now all- set for its 1942 thirty-day spring race meet, which opens Monday, February 23rd. With many of the nation's leading stables here with some of the best horses on the American turf, the Spa anticipates a record crowd of high vacation crowd. Hollywood's radio and film colony, which made Santa Anita Park a West coast show place, bids fair to take-over Oaklawn this year. Nearly a dozen crack racers which were nominated for the Santa Anita handicap, will perform over the Oaklawn oval. The horses of Crooner Bing Crosby, Chester (Lum) Lauch, of Lum and Abner radio fame; sev- racing fans to augment its all time eral motion picture directors and oth- er prominent Westcoast turfmen are among the bangtails stabled here. The Spring meet will climax the seventh running of the Arkansas Derby, on Saturday, March 28th. American civilians are obviously heeding the advise of the U. S. Travel Bureau to take vacations to promote morale and efficiency during the nation's all-out war time effort, the Spa's hotel registers and bath records indicate. bassy's new First Lady, Madame Maxim Litvinoff, is frank, informal, and chockful of interests. An Englishwoman, the former Ivy Low, she's the one who's responsible for her ambassador-husband's punchy English that has caused newsmen to marvel. Not only is her casual conversation full of crisp, humorous phrases which he picks up—but she is chief translator of his important English speeches. "Maxim spenks topnotch English, himself," Mndam Litvinoff explains with a knowing look. "But he's for too smart to trust himself when it comes to those special little phrases and idioms that only a native can handle surely." For her first exclusive interview since she became chatelaine of the gilded, rococco Soviet Embassy, Mine. Litvinoff bustled in, redcheekecl and unceremonious, calling hospitably: "Come along with me. I'll be changed in a jiffy. Photographers never like black." And in less time than it takes to say "Tovarich," she had bundled everyone into the embassy elevator, left for her apartment, and returned to the music-reception room robed in a soft grey and white chiffon. She was definitely ready for action, lights, camera — and questions. "Though I may not answer them all," she warned. Married Litvinoff During His Exile This black-eyed, forceful wommi, who can chatter fluent Russian, never saw Russia till she was thirty. Her husband and she met when he was exiled in London before and during the last war. "Maxim was the first Russian I'd ever known," admits Ivy Low Litvinoff. "I think that's probably why I married him—a sort of instant sympathy." She never expected to be able to live in Russia, nnd was "tremendously excited" when, nftcr the Revolution, her husband was called back to his country—the new U. S. S. R.—and she went with him. She then started to learn Russian— and one can imagine she learned it in record time to judge by the dispatch with which she does everything else. She's not content to pose with just any old book that happens to be, lying around, for instance. "It might just as well be one I like," she says, and goes energetically into her bedroom to find one. She finds a manual on teaching handwriting to pre-school and. primary children. And that starts her talking about her greatest interest— the education of very young children. "Most people think of mo as from a journalistic family—because my uncle, Sir Sydney Low, was a well- known publisher. But I'm an incurable pedagogue at heart—always have been." For many years, it seems, Mme. Litvinoff taught harmony and composition to five and six-year-olds in a northern Russian town. She has some striking photos of her pupils—one a little Tartar girl who, she says, has great musical talent. Although the two Litvinoff children—a son, 25, and a daughter, 23—were both educated in the U, S. S. R., Mme. Litvinoff confesses she didn't become absorbed in experimental education techniques till they were well-grown. "Now I have a darling grandson to watch develop," she smiles, producing a snap of one-year-old Pavel Litvinoff ,at present in Kuibyshev with his aviator father. "We had to stop giving him codliver oil, he became so plump—as you can see." Teaching Methods Interest Her Madame Litvinoff has her sharp By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON - It's an ill war- wind that doesn't blow up n lot of new sources for raw materials. The story of rubber has stretched so thin that it won't stand repeating. The same holds true for tin. I could write a ream about what is happening to peanuts. The goober crop in 1942 is going to be staggering nnd all because the oil that presses out of poiinuts is becoming very valuable. I could fill this column with a pretty exciting ynrn about quinine. Ninety per cent of the world's supply comes from the Dutch East Indies. If this is finally cut "off, the United States will have on hand a two to five-year supply, depending on wartime demands for the cure of malaria- hut by that time might pull its synthetic laboratory substitutes up to such <i level that no more from the Indies will ever be needed. What I mean is that no discussion of new rnw material sources ever can be complete, but aside from those products mentioned there arc some sources being discovered in South America that may change the economy of the Western Hemisphere. For instance, there is "Manila rope," which comes from "Manila hemp," which isn't hemp nt all, but abaca, a fibrous plant. It is a unlive of the Philippines and until that source was shut off, supplied the world's most satisfactory rope, with the United States, Great Britain and Japan, the No. 1, 2 nnd I! buyers in the order named. Now it is discovered that Panama c;m do just about as well by abaca as the Philippines nnd tibaca plantations there are sprcding to such nn extent that the Americas may soon have no worry about where thoy will go for their balloon nnd ship cables, cargo nets, etc. Nearly every one who owns a pillow with that "silk cotton" stuffing takes kapok for granted. It not only stuffs pillows, mattresses, furniture, walls (it's a valuable insulation material), but its real importance is in stuffing life preservers. Most of it, until now, hns come from the Netherlands Indies nnd the Orient. With the present emergency, kapok hns been discovered growing wild in Brnzil, Ecuador, Peru nnd the Dominican Republic. It's practically there for the plucking. Almost all the lung oil, so important in paints, varnishes, raincoats, oil cloth and other water-proofed materials, hns come from China. Industrial chemists are finding that oiticica, a plant that grows like weeds in Brn- zil, provides nn oil that serves virtually all the purposes of lung oil. When n scarcity of vegetable dyes bcgnn to develop, not only for use in fabrics, but for coloring butter, cheese nnd cooking oils, the United Stales discovered nnnntto. More thnn half n million pounds of annnlto came into the country last your from the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. Wax from the Carnauba palms of Brnzil is now going into shoe polish, floor polish, phonograph records, rnd- i coil cvcrings nnd a dzcn other things in daily use in this country. Tannic Bfcicl is now being extracted from the quebrncho wood of Paraguay nnd the Argentine, for use ii tanning American leathers nnd supplying important ingredients in American medicines. It may take lime, generations, bu if the Runs ever thunder in Worli War III, the Americas, north ant south, shouldn't have to worry nbou any of the raw materials known today. Savannah, founded by General Oglethorpe in lt33, was the first settlement in Georgia'i O STUFFY NOSTRILS •You've won half the battle ngalnst cold discomforts If you can open those stuffy nostrils nnd hrcntho through your noso without that smothery feeling. If your nostrils are clogged up, Insert Mcntholatum. Note how effectively It cases your brenthing and relieves the sneezing, sniffling, soreness, swelling, and redness. With all these annoyances checked, you can go about your activities In comfort. Jars or tubes, 30c. MENTHOLATUM A middle-aged woman lost her balance nnd fell out of a window into a garbage can. A Chinaman passing by remarked: "Amclicans vely wasteful. That woman good for ten years yet." Did you smile ul your troubles as I ndviscd you?" "Yeah, nnd the boss warned me three times to wipe that silly grin off my face and get to work." WANT A PIANO? This Model $365 cosh or terms: $36.50 Down $19.38 Monthly. I Drop us a card for Catalogs and full information. Quality makes by STEIN WAY, HADDORFF CABLE, WURLITZER. 200 E. Brond Tcxiirkana, Ark. Used Pianos, $75 up, Terms 0 small sport plane. .But Lars turned up the wick and Kunte saw that the row of small containers were mostly empty. Lars smiled. He was ta tall, blond boy, and as his sweating forehead gleamed in the flickering light he worked and listened. Knute told him of the sentry and the clouds which partly obscured the moon and again he mentioned the height of that rock, had escaped Nazi detection. With the wings off, the engine taken from the fuselage and it all secreted, it had been the hope which sustained them during the long months which had followed their demobilization from King Haakon's armed forces. Pint by pint they had stolen the Germans' gasoline, knowing that detection meant death. Then they had begun to reassemble the Moth. The but Lars merely nodded. Knute be- | 8 rease and thc tarpaulin which had gan to check the engine. It was a good plane. Trim, strnog. Their sport plane of peace days that [ope Brick Co. Community Asset "'r jn Summer, Warmer in Winter.) This company is an important asset Surpassing in Longevity other j to the economic life of Hope for their ding materials, Brick and Build- , local plant has saved this section of Tile such as is made by the! the state thousands of dollars in »pe Brick Co. is the Most Prac- i freight rates which would have been Building Material. N. P. O'Neal. Managed i necessary on brick shipped in to build ! the many homes and buildings here •. — • i and in the surrounding territory pk is not only one of the oldest j which are built of brick furnished by known building materials but; this company. of the years that have passed , They have also brought into Hope early Bibical times no other i substantial amounts of outside money ig material has ever been found ; in payment for brick which they have would entirely supply all of j sold and shipped to other parts of the s/|jdvantages offered by it. It is i country. jn summer, warmer in winter, i In fact this firm ships into a num- •s made of it earn lower in-; her of states including Texas, New rates because of its fire re-i Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ala- qualities and it lasts many! bama, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma i over the number of years which i as well as all parts of Arkansas. Thus, building materials are good for ! while only a minor part of their out- d in traveling through the j put is consumed in Hope, yet the Holy Land one can even now j manufacturing costs of the entire pro- e remains of many buildings j duction, as represented to a great construction dates back 2,000 j extent by wages paid employees is XJO years and which owe their j distributed with Hope people and ul- ption to complete obliteration i tirnately enters local trade channels. fact that they were constructed | At the present time, for example, they ; _ are filling several large orders on as made by the Hope Brick j building tile for Texarkana. ™_ay, are of course superior to The Hope Brick Company takes this made in such early periods of i opportunity to express appreciation and as such leave nothing j for your business in the past and to as a practical building! invite a continuance of your patron- been placed over the engine had kept it clean. The body and wings were So they had worked on, night after night, confiding in no one, trust- ng none. Quislings were not only n high places. Cold Egine Takeoff Finally, this night, they finished 'ueling, finished checking the whole ship. There remained only to trundle .he plane out through the barn side nlo the small meadow. Knute wished he could turn the engine over, warm it for five minutes. It would lave to be a cold takeoff, though. Then they both rested for a few minutes. Knute spread two maps over his knees. One was their course. The other—it had taken months of careful spying to compile that one. Nights of long tramps through the woods, around airfields, and over hilltops where through night glasses when a bombers-moon illuminated the countryside, you could see the outline of gun emplacements and ships at anchor. ' For it was all there, troops, strong points, gun emplacements, U-boat bases, anti-aircraft gun batteries and vulnerable coastal points. Nothing unnecessary listed, Knute load been an engineer. Lars stood up, turned out the lan- torn. Knute walked over to the barn wall and together they lowered the section which they had carefully cut to permit the exit of the plane when ready. age in the future. Adv. ready for their great adventure. Neither spoke. They both knew what to do. It had all been rehearsed many times in the privacy of the barn. Of the high tension wires at one end of the short meadow, they did not speak. That hazard was up to luck, whether they cleared it or not. They had a chance, though. Thc plane, low-powered and light .required little space for a takeoff. The plane was pointed into the wind now. Lars was at the controls. Then, with a deafening roar that split the night, the engine broke into life and the Moth was starting its slow trundle across the uneven field. Faster, faster, then it began to lift and the ground was below. The wires you could not see and the big rock you could only dimly observe—but that mattered little, for you either made it or not and that would be a discovery you would make soon enough. Thc wires must have been cleared, for suddenly the rock loomed ahead but Lars was getting his height as he desperately circled upwards, and then they had passed thc crest. That they knew, for the furious bark of caliber .50 machine guns sounded below. Loud, close at first, then soft, staccota-soft and modulated, as they disappeared out over the North Sea westward, to England. eyes ever on the alert for interesting new teaching methods, wherever sh can ferret thm out. In th Unitec States she expects to learn a grea many valuable things and is alreadj planning to visit American schools engrossed in was published by an English woman and advocates introducing kindergarten children to writing by letting them make designs from tlie basic letter forms. "Aren't the patterns perfectly lovely?" comments Mine. Litvinoff, leaning orward in her boudoir chair, her oice high-pitched with enthusiasm. And look at thc beautiful penman- hip they develop later!" Does she disapprove of the typo- vriter, then? you ask. But definitely no, is thc reply. Everything in its ilace. "I nearly always typo my own let- crs," she explains. And quick as a 'lash she is at her portable to prove t. "While you children play round with your lights and lenses," she .osses over her shoulder, "I may as well get a real letter out of the way." And on go her horn-rimmed specs n earnest. Although it is quite evident that clever, cultured Mme. Litvinoff can . cope with diplomatic receptions and i dinners like a veteran, it is palin that' a receiving line is not her favorite post. Neither is the fashion salon. No "best dressed" queens need tremble for their crowns, for the Soviet ambassador's wife simply isn't in- WE WONT CARRY THEM OVER To keep our stock "All New" our policy is "never carry a shoe over to the next season"—So here's the LAST CALL On All Fall and Early Spring Styles Patents - Kid - Gabardines and Suedes in PUMPS-SANDALS-TIES Choice of them all 50c CHAS. A. HAYNES CO. HOPE ON MAIN ARK. O o Red Ball Dairy Products Superior Modernly equipped nnd conduclcd®equippccl and conducted in every way. (|> and Making Daily Delivery of Fresh Grade A, Raw Milk from a Tuberculin mid hangs tested herd, Wilson's Red Ball Dairy provides Milk The handwriting book she is currently utterances. Motor Freight For Fast Service Making Daily Trips between Hope iuid&have been and are heavy contributors Little Rock, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, Shreveport, Dallas, !'ort Worth, Houston, Beaumont and other Texas cities, thc East Texas Motor Freight Line gives Express Service at freight rules between these and intermediate points and make connections for any point in the United States. Willis, Local Agent. G. S. "Pep" The development of thc automotive industry in thc past quarter century and the singular need for a swifter and more flexible mode of transpor- .alion have been thc controlling fac- .ors in the establishment of a new utility service of real value to thc public, namely, motor freight service. Motor freight service, with their rapid and flexible service and friendly and courteous personnel, pioneered in free pick-up and delivery service, thereby saving both shipper and consignee in transfer charges and likewise they cut the time formerly required for the movement of freight to less than half of what was then needed. Coincidentally, motor freight lines! Escape in the Night Outside, the rappn, shining down between patches of ever-moving clouds, outlined two boys and a plane, Alaska's Area If a map of Alaska were drawn to the same scale as one of the Uni'ted States and superimposed on the latter with Point Brrow placed at Duluth, Minn., the islands of thc Aleutian archipelago wiuld touch Los Angeles, Calif., while the southeastern point of Alaska would rest upon Savannah, Ga. About Raindrops The ordinary raindrop is made up of 8,000,000 water particles. The drops vary from one-sixteenth to one-fifth of an inch in diameter, according to weather conditions. to the funds available for highway development and maintenance because of thc high tax rate they pay and do not, by any means, operate freely over the highways, as many misinformed people believe. In fact, an investigation of the open records at Little Rock reveals that motor freight and bus lines pay more in total taxes than, any other form of transportation. One of these motor freight organizations which have done much to solve the transportation needs of Hope is thc East Texas Motor Freight Lines. They make daily trips between Hope and thc above mentioned points and they make connections for any point in the United States. Bonded MIC! insured service is offered on every shipment accepted and, in case of loss or damage, claims arc settled immediately. They operate under the authority of the Arkansas Corporation Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission anc the public is thereby assured of just and uniform charges for all services. Adv. Thank You For your vote of confidence in Tuesday's Election. I will serve you with the best of my ability. Edwin H, Stewart Paid Politico! Adv. Autrey Wilson, Owner. HOT Washington sojourn | ™* Z™™^™^!™ 1 *™ will be devoted to sturdier duties. Teaching English to members of the Embassy staff is one self-appointed task. Answering correspondence, keeping informed on the double-quick march of international events, another. Then there is the vital job of speech- translating for her Maxim. Not above letting slip an occasional "Oh heck!" herself, you can bet your defense bonds that Ivy litvinoff has her canny ear on thc alert to snap up pungent American slang and figures of speech to weave into future ambassadorial The consumption of several glasses f milk is regarded by physicians as ine of the healthiest practices one an have. This is because milk con- ains certain ingredients in their jroper proportions which make it a jalanced food of unusual value, and me containing vitamins A, B, and D, n more perfect proportion than most iny other food. Moreover, it is now one of your cheapest coods. Equally important, however, is the cind of milk that you drink and the conditions under which y is produced, landlcd and marketed, particularly as •egards sanitation. In this connection physicians also recommend raw milk .o be a rich source of these different vitamins which are essential to good lealth and advocate a liberal daily upply. especially for children. The Red. Ball Dairy is modernly Their milk is milked, cooled, bottled and capped at the source of supply and brought in the same fresh condition which it is drawn from thc cow. The herd itself is tuberculin and ,,-n bangs tested and fed balanced ra- •»-' tions at all times, keeping their milk rich in food value. Thc Red Ball Dairy produces all of their own milk—they do not buy outside milk for resale—and consequently, they have control of the quality '-J, and sanitation of their products. Every sanitary precaution is observed, including complete sterilization of all plant equipment, bottles and other containers before and after cacli time used. * Call them for daily delivery on any " of their products and be assured of a product of superior food value because it comes to you as nature intended or as when drawn from thc cow. The Red Ball Dairy takes this op- {• portunily to express appreciation for your business in the past and to invite your continued patronage in the future. Adv. rag You can brag about the appearance of your printed forms, letterheads, etc., if you have the work done at the Star printing plant. HOPE STAR Phone 768

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