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HOPE STAR, HOPE* ARKANSAS Story of lero General MocArthur's Career Dims Those of Fiction Heroes TOM WOLF Service Staff Correspondent last official act of General is MacArthur as he ended his of duty as Chief of Staff in was to pen a message for the s and men of the United States . -whose boss he had been for the ^Unprecedented term of five years. Sf&^I want them to Know," he said. iJShat I have done my best, that I y»ve kept the soldier faith." That one sentence is the biography ^Douglas MacArthur, whose present "ant battle to keep that faith in face of over-whelming Japanese in the Philippines is a fitting to a magnificent fighting man's life story of Douglas MacAr- reads like a "Tom Swift in the en, Women! Old at 1,50,60! Get Pep ifitT Years Younger, Full of Vim 'iDOn't blame eihmwtnl. worn-out, run-down fcrllna ;e. Thousands amaxed at what a little _; up with Ostrex will do. Contains seneral t often needed after 40—by bodies lacking n; calcium phosphate. Vitamin Bi. A 73-year- "vdoctor writes: "I took It myself. Results s One." Special Introductory size Ostrex Tonlo tats costs only 3oc. Stop feeling peplefw, old. ;.8t»rt lecllna pcpolxr and voumrcr. this very day. *jtt"sa\t of all good drug stores everywhere nn Hope, at Cox and Gibson Drug. Thursday, February 19, 1942 O RADIOS - BATTERIES I BICYCLES and AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIES BOB ELMORE'S I AUTO SUPPLY Bob Elmorc, Owner DUDLEY Flour & Feed Co. gf|, ON COTTON ROW Agents for ' International I FERTILIZER ^ recommend that you buy your Ijtertflizer now. As the ingredients Ififcjfertilizer are used in the man- ^facture of munitions, shells and nbs. Price subject to change but notice. Amy," full of firsts, onlys, bests. He was graduated first in his West Point class, was first cadet senior captain; he was the youngest division commander in France, youngest commandant in West Point history, youngest American chief of staff in history; he is the only chief of staff to hold that office more than four years, only American oficer ever to become a field marshal. With all that behind him, Gen. MacArthur has just reached 62. Tall, lean, handsome, the erstwhile "D'Artagnan of the A. E. F." looks fifteen years younger. His dark hair is thinning, but he combs it proudly over the bald spots. His features and bearing are military, intense: high forehead; narrow face; thin, sensitive nose and mouth; dark, flashing eyes. Rules Are "A Refuge 1 ' According to all the rules, Gen. MacArthur's military history should have ended on December 31, 1937, when he retired from active duty in the U. S. Army. But rules, which he once called "the refuge of weaklings," have seldom governed Douglas MacArthur's life. When the Far Eastern crisis began to reach a head last summer, President Roosevelt called MacArthur back from his "retirement"—which he had been spending helping the Philippines build a native defense, f MacArthur's present post-retirement exploits are but a P. S. to his story, they are a tail likely to wag the dog. Douglas MacArthur's military life properly begins in the Civil War—20 years before he was born. It begins with his father, Arthur MacArthur, who. a colonel at 20, made history by leading his troops in the charge at Missionary Ridge. Father MacArthur later distinguished himself against the Spanish in the Philippines, and it was to Gen. Arthur MacArthur that Manuel Quezon surrendered his sword at hostilities' end. Nearly 40 years later this same Manuel Quezon was to give Gen. Arthur MacArthur's son, Douglas, an 11-ounce gold baton signifying field marshalship of the Philippine Army. Douglas MacArthur's heritage was to be further tied to the Philippines. As military governor of the islands after the Spanish war, Father MacArthur helped the Filipinos draw up a civil code that was both intelligent and democratic. The crowning drama of Gen. Arthur MacArthur's life came when, disregarding strict orders from his do- tor, he delivered at the 50th reunion of the G. A. R. what he said would be his last address to his troops. As he ended his passionate oration, he staggered, dropped dead. Up rushed his old adjutant and, covering MacArthur with the regimental colors, fell dead himself across his beloved general's body. "Bom in the Army" Such was the inheritance, rich in skill, courage and drama, that was born with Douglas MacArthur, on Jan. 26, 1880. Literally born into the army (at the Little Rock, Ark., barracks) Douglas MacArthur grew up in it. His first childhood trip was with the army—to his father's new post in New Mexico. There, when he was four, he was baptized in battle by the zing of arrows during an Indian attack on the post. Schooled in army post schools, young Doug MacArthur was appointed to West Point with the class of 1903. A brilliant military student, he blasted Minutemari Gets Into His Stride f.C .7 .6 .5 i MEALS TASTE BETTER WHEN YOU SERVE BLUE RIBBON BREAD AT YOUR GROCERS and CITY BAKERY Billions 'of Dollars U. S, DEFENSE BONDS SALES Defense Bonds on sole Moy 1,1941 MAY j JUNE | JULY [ AUG. | SEPT. I OCT. | NOV. | DEC. | JAtf hnnm d f fen , se *? nd minuteman gets going after the Japs with a boom in sales for December and January. While only $2.537,200000 in all classes of bonds were sold in 1941, President Roosevelt expects a $40,000.000.000 sale in 1942. 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 t Phone 768 scholastic records that had stood for 25 years. But his career at the Academy was not only academically distinguished. Legend has it that the handsome soldier-to-be broke cadet records on another field by becoming engaged to eight girls at once. Legend also has it that as a cadet, absent without leave, he once had to sneak beak through a coal chute. It is probably the only time in his life that he has looked really messy. For Douglas MacArthur's flair for the dramatic extends to his dress. Even in the trenches in France he managed to retain his sartorial aplomb. Washington will never forget the plum- colored tie that graced his uniform when he was chief of staff. And Manila remembers his crisp white suits and flaming rod shirts with tics to match. Starring in Athletics If his love of elegance did not show up at West Point, another MacArthur love—of sports—did. Only football and baseball were played at the Academy during his days there, and he concentrated on the diamond, winning his "A" as a fielder. Later on, when he was commandant at The Point, MacArthur was to establish intramural sports so that every cadet would participate-. His are the words that today are carved in the marble keystone over the entrance to the Academy gym: "On these friendly fields of strife are sown the seeds that on other fields and other days will bring forth victory." MacArthur's interest in .sports brought him the Presidency of the American team that went to the Olympics at Amsterdam in 1928. He left his mark in Holland with one of the dramatic, stirring episodes which are so typical of him. The manager of the American boxing team thought that his men had gotten some raw decisions. He threatened to withdraw it from the remaining bouts. MacArthur ordered the team back to the ring with one sentence: "Americans don't quit." Though in recent years his only exercise has been walking (for some never-explained reason he has always hated to ride horse-back), Gen. MacArthur's interest in sports has never flagged since West Point days. Every Saturday night before the war found him at the fights in Manila. It was prophetic that immediately after graduation, Douglas MacArthur, then a lieutenant of engineers, was assigned to the Philippines—his first of many tours there. Next, as aide to his father, he was an observer in —of all nations—Japan, during the Russo-Japanese war. Young Lt. MacArthur watched the Japs charge up Mukden Hill six times, only to be repulsed. The seventh time, over went the Japs and with them MacArthur. Even as a neutral he wanted to be on the offensive. The years up to the first World War found young MacArthur slowly but steadily climbing the military ladder, building the character for which he is famous today. He is a prodigious reader, has a fabulous memory. When, in later years, at a reception attended by several hundred people, a young naval lieutenant went through the line for a second time, MacArthur greeted him: "So you are back again, et?" And he is said to have know by name every non-com in the Philippine Scouts. Served As Press Chief Not the least of MacArthur's many social assets is his dancing ability. It is typical of the man that when, as chief of staff, he attended maneuvers in Yugoslavia in 1931, he was able to j join hands with others at an official dinner and execute the intricate paces of the kolo, Yugoslavia's national dance. America's entry into th least war found MacArthur, 3 major, in Washington as press officer. Inherently conscious of the value of publicity, here, in his first contacts with the' press, he struck up many hard and fast friendships with newspapermen. Years later, when he was chief of staff, a newspaperman in his party stopped off on the way to an important function to telephone. In a few moments an orderly was impatiently pounding on the door of the phone booth: "The general's compliments, sir," said the orderly, "and the general says will you get the hell out there, you're holding up the show." No wonder newspapermen j liked MacArthur. : Good as he was as a press officer, | he did not hold the job long. Secre- j tary of War Baker himself recogn- | ized that the young major had uni- I que organizing talents whicli would be invalu.-ible in the field. Baker put tho.':c t:ilfnts tci work, inukinj* Douglas MacArthur chief of staff of i the German subs played solo. The German admiralty timed the forays so one submarine would relieve another running short of fuel. Thus in 1918 the U-151 first appeared, off the Massachusetts coast May 25, when she . sank the schooner Hnttie Dunn. Her last victim that trip was the Pinar del Rio, sunk by gunfire June 8. The U-15G got into the box score on July 21, who nshe surfaced off Orleans, Mass., and knocked off n flock of tugs and barges. It scored again when the fishing vessel Rob Roy was sent down off Nova Scotia August 3. Next Cnmc U-140 The U-140 took over on August 4 and worked until Aug. G, bagging four ships in the period, among them the Diamond Shoals lightship. The U-117 made her first appearance August 10. destroying a number of small craft off the north Atlantic coast. Her last victim was sunk August 26. The U-156 paid a return visit, getting one vessel on September 20. The last ship sunk off the U. S. coast in the World war was the Lucia, torpedoed by the U-155 on October 17, less than a month before the Nov. 11 armistice. The U-156 also experimented with a technique so far unrcportcd in the present raids. She put a crew aboard [he captured trawler Triumph, and the trawler-raider sank three fishing vessels August 20-21 off Nova Scotia. The superstition regarding the number "13" is said to have prevailed since the time of the ancient Hindus. Generally speaking too many people are generally speaking. We, theWomen Ensy Going Coll C (fo Dnys Arc Gone Now ky RUTH M1LLETT College just ain't what it used to be. Gone arc the days when a freshman entering college could look forward to four long, lazy, carefree years with nothing more real to worry about than getting into the right sorority or fraternity. Gone arc the good old days when n campus WHS a little world npnrt and neither professors nor students knew or care much what was going on outside. Colleges now arc all business. They arc being geared to the defense effort as though they were so many factories, hurrying to turn out their finished products with as much speed and as little waste as possible. All over the country three-year courses have been introduced. And now the University of Chicago is working out n scheduled whereby a student can Ret a bachelor's degree in two years. That will make it possible for young men to finish their general education and get n degree to show for it before they have to enter military service. There is no reason why the students cnn't get through in two years —if they spend all their time at getting an education. Bull Sessions Will Be Eliminated But college won't be the some. Those long bull sessions on purely hpyo- theticnl questions will go. There won't be time for them. Besides, college students today have too many rcnl hardships and problems to face to spend their time arguing about high- sounding issues. And there won't be that nice feeling of drifting along, taking tilings easy, that used to be the special privilege of the young folks whose dnds had agreed to pay their bills for four years while they studied a little, talked a lot, nnd fell In love. Even campus love affairs will be different. Instead of feeling that they have all (lie time in the world, young folks will be speeding up their courtships and marrying hurriedly in order to find what happiness they can before they arc separated by the war. Those careless, carefree college days are gone for the duration. Those who arc in college now may learn just as much in their speeded up programs as students of normal times. But while they will end up with college cducntlon.s they will never really know what it was like to be a colege student back in the days when studying was just an Incidental part of college. White, the combination of the seven original colors, is the symbol of power, divine wisdom, innocence, purity nnd chastity. WANTED CAST IRON SCRAP 75 Cents per Hundred Pounds Paid ARKANSAS MACHINE SPECIALTY CO. Hope, Arkansas BLUE PLATE Mayonnaise MADE IY tHE WU1ON Oil HOM Buy the Economkol Pint Sim New Touch in U-Boat Blitz Undersea Craft Has to Use Torpedoes Now By JOHN GROVER AP Feature Service Writer German U-boats now operating within gun-echo distance of the eastern U. S. coast arc using a different technique than the submersibles that harried the Atlantic coast in the World war. Longrangc subs of the World war used torpedoes rarely. A majority of their victims were fishing trawlers, coasting schooners and barges under 1,000 tons. Usually, after halting the small vessels and permitting the crews to take to boats, German sailors placed time bombs aboard the ships. Some were sunk with gunfire, the submarines surfacing boldly when they were certain the ships were unarmed. Only three of the 50 vessels sunk in the western Atlantic by U-boat action during the World war were downed by torpedoes. Coast Mined The raiders of 25 years ago also carried mines. The cruiser San Diego was sunk by a mine laid by the U-156 off Fire Island July 19, 1918. The battleship Minnesota was damaged by one of the U-117's mines close to the coast September 29, 1918, and the Navy cargo ship Saetia was downed October 9, 1918. Two merchant vessels also fell victim to mines off the U. S. coast. The clipped reports so far issued by the Navy Department indicate the j U-boats now lurking in the sea lanes I are using a "take no chances"' tech, nique, firing torpedoes exclusively, and | without warning. The tanker Norness, first sunk by the invading undersea craft, was the target for three tin fish. 'Pack' Technique Is New The communique saying the present-day subs were "thick as catfish" also indicated a departure from German World war mehtods. 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