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rs Urged fake Good are of Soil Rrt Warns Also of Shortage of Labor, Machinery, and Fertilizer .Hempstead county farmers may be 'called upon for many sacrifices, but ,j t their soil should not be one of them, rj declared Oliver L. Adams, county 1 agent. Pastures, meadows, and other «soil-conserving crops and practices r have a definite contribution to make ,,toward winning the war, he pointed * out ,The estimates of the farm production needed have again been raised to build up those supplies considered necessary for winning the war. The best """"'y.for Hempstead county farmers to -;their part in producing the nation- i.'heeds will be to use every acre of :to produce the products for it is best suited, he said. pSstfjTrus may be a long war so we |fS:should buckle down to a system of "||;farming that will produce all our s|ni8eds and yet conserve our soil," ad.:.£$!?* s "Dale McGregor of the University igfbff.Arkansas College of Agriculture. *™~ the last war some lands were „,,, —.-1 improperly for clean tilled crops gglghich were best suited to timber, pas- 'fgture' or meadow and as a result the H'topsoil was almost all washed away j;?:tti* one to three years." pyjlt appears now, the Extension soil "gbonservationist said, that there will jijpir.obably be a shortage of farm labor, ^machinery, and nitrogen fertilizers. Ifjlbjs will increase the supply of feed ipetessary to produce the livestock ^products so vital in the Food-for- •'••••'s-tory campaign. Wit}l a shortage higher prices of lagor, McGregor sj.;-—J iarmers should plan on continu- •Wing :arid increasing crops which have IpSJy; labor requirements, such as pas- gture and meadow lands. *|¥ldle acres should be placed in pro'" J —*-•--L and in most cases those which | p!i~™- -•-•'''die are best suited to pasture ||||or-meadow, McGregor said. jpJl^'To meet the nitrogen shortage, the JfKlicreage of whiter and summer le- *|gtjrnes should be increased, and the s should be plants that form s cover in order to resist water 2nt and thus retard soil erosion, as a combination of vetch and [ MOP* STAR, MOPE, ARKANSAS OUR BOARDING HOUSE with ,,.« Major Hoople A 9WOROjYOU MtGWT BE JOAM OF- ARC, ST&NO1NG TV\ER& <2>O ReSOLUtEL>/ POISED/^^HAK-KAFi- •*^ A SHINING SYMBOL OP AMERICAN VICTORY/^ BY THE WAY, AS A PATRIOTIC GESTURE, DO YOU MIND PLAYING HOSTESS TONUGHT TO A MR. CLAMCY> STAR OF MY BOXING SWOSNJ TO /MO THE . VOL) 8IG» WINOBA6 "THE KlTCKENi POLICE SET THE IDEA WITHOUT - f > BEING GNEtsJ THE? << GETTYSBURG ADDRESS/ '^'euT JUST LET YOUR FRIEND KhiOVAJ HER^ FOR A. MEAL., MOT A •5EASOM/ 'ST tf/.' Hill »V Nl. "• \\ N\OT A MlGVATGONAJNi / 2-2I poultry and milk cows for each family was the goal set for the community. Mrs. J. S. McDowell gave a demonstration to the women on making a cotton comforter and five comforters were made during the day. The meeting adjourned in the afternoon to meet again with Mrs. J. S. McDowell in the Holly Springs Neighborhood with the Battlefield and Springhill home demonstration clubs joining in as a group or joint meeting and demonstration on food and nutritions and household hits will be given during the afternoon by the Home Demonstration Agent. All the women in the neighborhood and adjoining neighborhoods arc cordially invited to attend this meeting. . fefsHempstead county farmers, McGreg- ^s said, can best serve their country l^ lsin g every acre to produce the p for which it is best suited in gprpviding the nation's needs and con- |ser>ing;our soil. For most hill farms s'means increased and improved ?* 11163 ' meadows, and more oats, he'v concluded. -,- ~ : „ Schedule for Home DcmosUation y, Feb. 18 P- m - Antioch Home Demon- jtbration Club— Church. |H|2:OQ p. m. Sardis-Church. fc*s2:00 St. Paul Home Demonstration . 2:00 Ozan Home Demonstration Feb. 19 :i>. m. Bright Star Home Demon jlpbration Club— Mrs. Cordel. |p 2:00 p.' m. Cross Roads. r'm- Washington Home Demon Club School. ay meeting— Battlefield. « rs y> Feb - 2 <> v^2:00 p. m. Marlbrook Home Dem onstration Club— Church. *\«j2:00 p. m. Sweet Home Demon •stration Club— Church. > " 2: "° P- m - Union Grove Home Dem v r , onstration Club— Church. ; Saturday, February 21 ' Off ice.' ^Battlefield Home Demonstration Club - niflt February 7. The house was called ,„ order by president Mrs. Andrew K!>j»inyard. Song America, Devotional, Beading 95 Psalm by president. Pray- Vf by Mrs. C. G. Bennett. The club will meet February 19 at Battlefield hurch to make hands-across-sea- ._innents.i After business meeting, Sub adjourned to meet the 19th. In ifarch the club will meet with the FHplley Springs and Springhill Home - Tk -~—-itration clubs for afternoon ; of food and nutrition demons March 10th at the home of J. S. McDowell. -£y,»lllckory Shade E'£ J JEckory Shade home demonstra- l-|$pp, club met the second Tuesday in uary for the monthly meeting with . John C. Allen. The meeting was ied to order by the hostess, who sp gave the devotional: Eleven mem- and one visitor was present. Old new business was attended to. club members and the remainder our community joined in the Food- It fpi>Victory Campaign. Our Club day 1 ' jfjiU, be the fourth Wednesday in the .ippnth for this year. A tempting r plate was served by the hostess. We Hjyill meet in February with Mrs. Fred WiJson. | t Holly Springs l '\ The Holly Springs Neighborhood group met on February 10 at the Ijlipjne of Mrs. J. S. McDowell to ; nwke comforts for the families in •'that neighborhood. Miss Mary Claude I jfletcher, home demonstration agent, FjNgd a group of home demonstration jJ£jub members from Springhill met 'with the women in the afternoon. The Spring group organized a home tjgemonstration club and elected the IfoIJowing officers: President, Mrs. M. |M- Clements; Vice-president, Mrs. ||Jryant Bobo; Secretary Mrs. Amzie cDowell; reporter, Mrs. Silas Mc- r ,ell. "Puring the afternoon Miss Fletcher a talk on the Food-for-Victory ogram and explained the home ration club program to the »up of 23 women. Discussed what • group could do to help out in the Station. yeaf.arou»d gardens. Avery's Chapel The Avery's Chapel Home Demonstration Club met on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1, at the home of Mrs. Joe Kidd. The meeting was called to order by the president, Song America, Roll call was answered by 10 members. Minutes were read and approved, old business discussed was the church covering now completed, plans to repair the windows. Two more officers were elected: Mrs. Orville Farles, Better Homes and Mrs. Clytie Chism, landscaping. New -business was ?1 donations for garden seed for England and each member urged to make a hands-across-the-sea garment by next club date. Mattress making day waa set for Feb. 19. Miss Harris gave an interesting talk on year around gardens. Scripture reading by the hostess reading 1st Psalm, prayer by Mrs. Eli Kidd, after which meeting was adjourned. Next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Delia Sweat the second Wednesday afternoon in March. Mi Pleasant^ The Mt. Pleasant Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. F. O. Griffith in January due to ihe snow and cold weather there weve only a few of the members present. The president called a meeting at church house and discussed club business and also cleared a pot of ground off for raising some sweet potatoes to get money for the Church The club members also have painted the inside of the church house but it isn't completed yet. The club met at the home of Mrs. H. A. Hawkins in February with most of the members present. Marlbrook The Marlbrook Home Demonstration Club met at Marlbrook, Tuesday Jan. 27. There were 13 members present. We sang God Bless America after which our president Mrs. Willard read a chapter in the Bible, then we had a special prayer for our country. Our Home Demonstration Agent, Miss Mary Claude Fletcher, gave an interesting talk on the importance of every one helping out in the war that threatens every human in this United States of America. She said there was plenty every one could do. Many Acres of Oafs Planted Farmers, However, Face Shortage of Fertilizer With a greater acreage in fall-planl- ed oats than they have ever planted before, Hempstead county farmers are faced with a shortage of nitrogen fertilizer for top-dressing their oats, reports Oliver L. Adams, county agent. An application of 100 pounds of nitrate of soda per acre, aplied as a top- dressing, usually results in an increase of about 10 bushels of grain per acre, he said, or an increase of about 20 bushels where 200 pounds per acre are applied. In view of the increased yields from a top dressing, fitrmers are urged to use this method of increasing yields if nitrogen fertilizers are available. The use of a complete fertilizer to supply top-dressing is not recommend because it is doubtful if the increased yield will be enough to pay the cost of tiie fertilizer. Nitrate of soda or sulfate of ammonia are recommended for top- dressing. Either material bhould be broadcast aboul the time the oats begin making rapid growth in the spring, according to Charles F. Sim- Prescott News By HELEN HESTERLY Red Cross Benefit Shows M The benefit shows, for the Nevada! County War Relief Fund, were held 1 Wednesday and Thursday at the Gem Theatre. The shows netted a profit of ?230.60, which will be added to the fund of $2,028.49, collected previously for the War Relief Fund. A contest to boost ticket sales was held in the Prescott schools under the auspices of the P. T. A. The sixth grade sponsored by Miss Winnie Duke sold 170 tickets and therefore won the contest. The whole room will be entitled to attend a show free at some future date. The fifth grade sponsored by Mrs. T. E. Honca was second in the contest sellign 169 tickets. The theater contributed film rental and the use of its faculities. Telephone 163 Churches FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Dr. E. P. J. Gurrott, Pastor 10:00 a. m.—Sunday School. 11:00 a. m.—Worship with preaching. Sermon subject: "The Law of Spiritual Retrogression." G:45 p. m.—Baptist Training Union. 7:30—Worship with preaching, scr- mori subject:"God's Enabling Act." FJRST METHODIST CHURCH SI T. Bnugli, Pastor _ The World Day of Prayer The World Day of Prayer was held Friday at 2:30 at the Tirst Baptist Church. All the churches of Prescott took part. The leader was Mrs. C. A. Robinson. Thursday Contract Club Met at the Home of Mrs. McSwain The Thursday Contract Club met Friday at 1:00 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Douglas McSwain. After a lovely luncheon bridge was played. High score was awarded Mrs. J. R. Bemis. Eight members of the club were present. Society Mr. am- Mrs. C. R. Prewitt of Arkadelphia are the guest of Mrs. Prewitt's mother, Mrs. H. E. Bemis. J. O. Buckley of Arkadelphia was the guest Friday of Mr. and Mrs H. B. DeLamar. Mrs. Al Daniels is spending a few days in Little Rock. Mrs. C. E. Black left Tuesday for Ft. Knox, Kentucky, where she will join her husband who is stationed at Ft. Knox. Calendar Monday The Woman's Missionary Society and the Woman's Auxiliary of Ihe First Presbyterian Church will meet for Bible study with Mrs. T. E. Logan, at 2:30. The Woman's Missionary So- cities of the First Baptist Church will hold their monthly business meeling al the Church. Wednesday Sunday School Council of the First Presbyterian Church will meet at the church. mons of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. This time, the extension agronomist said, will usually be about March 1 to March 15. Later applications usually do not give as good results, he said. Sunday School at 9:45 a. m. Preaching at 10:55. Sermon subject: "The Church Assaying Forces of Evil.". Two groups of young people meet at 6:15 p. m. Preaching at 7:00 p. m. by Rev. J. D. Baker, District Superintendent, at the close of which the first quartely Conference will be held. Sofurday, February 21,1941 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH R. D. Nolcn, Pastor Sunday School at 10:00 a. m. Morning Worship at 11:00 a. m. Subject: "Man's First Need Is a Second Birth." Vesper Worship, at 5:30 p. m. Subscribe to the Hope Star now, delivered at your home in Prescott each afternoon. Mack Greyson, Tele- hone 307. Our Daily Bread (Continued From Page One) terial life so much better than it needs to be for a comparative few, so much less good than it ought to be for so many. Goodby to false social standards and cancerous envy. Goodby to arbitary and artificial class distinctions, existing in America without a shadow of an excuse for being, conjured up some times even where they do not exist. Goodby to despair and impotence in the face of trouble, to cringing submission to economic misery for which there is no longer any reason except the inelastic workings of the mind of man. Goodby to fear and doubt and lack of faith. Yes, goodby to all that. Out of the fiery trial of this war, with all its goodbys and heartbreaks, all its pain and suffering, all its destruction and hatred, can come the America of which our fathers dreamed—a land of freedom for all. To everything there is a season, and the time for Ihese things may also come after the guns are silent. Anyone who does not dedicate himself to this, as wel las to winning the war, has failed himself, has failed America, has failed humanity, • «»•«» Glow-worms paralyze victims with their stings. If the paralyzed victim is not devoured, it regains consciousness with no apparent ill effects. Peanuts to Be Big Nevada Crop Good Substitute on Cotton, Says County Agent PRESCOTT — With the government's dcmnncl for increased peanut acreage for oil purposes, Nevada county farmers are urged to play and do their part in this effort by planting peanuts, for oil purposes, occorcling to E. W. Loudermilk, county agent. Tliis increased demand for peanut production is due to a shortage in vegetable oils and fats which always comes with war time activity. Because of low cotton yields on many farms in Nevada county, peanuts promise to be a good substitute cash crop for cotton. According to reliable figures the average yield of lint cotton per acre in Nevada county during the past seven years was only 156 pounds of lint cotton. With the increase in price of peanuts for this year many farmers can realize more cash and labor income from growing peanuts for oil purposes than from growing cotton. This has proven to be true in the case of E. W. Barlow of the Bethel Community who produced G2!£ bushels .of Improved Spanish peanuts on 1.7 acres in 1941. Last spring in cooperation with the Extension Service, Mr. Barlow, with the assistance of the county agent, established a peanut production planting demonstration on the Barlow farm. Two bushels of shelled Improved Spanish peanuts were planted on 36 inch rows, 5 inches apart in the drill along with an application of 150 pounds of a 4-8-6 fertilizer. These peanuts were sold to the Camdcn Oil Mill for 569.31. The peanuts grading No. 2's. The total cost of producing this crop of peanuts including seed, labor, fertilizer, harvesting and threshing, amounted to 525.70 leaving a not cash income of 543.61, or a cash return of $25.65 per acres. In comparing the income from peanuts, Mr. Barlow stated that seven acres of cotton was planted on the same type of soil from which a gross return of 5139.37 was realized. One 628 pound bale of cotton was produced along with 1300 pounds of cotton seed. The total cost of producing the cotton crop amounted to 549.50 which included cost of 15 sacks of fertilizer for 522.50, 57.00 for planting seed, 517.00 for hired labor, and $3.000 for ginning leaving a net cash income of $89.87, or a return of $12.84 per acre as compared with 525.56 per acre for the peanuts. In addition to the return from the peanuts a neighbor offered Mr. Barlow 535.00 for approximately 4 tons of fine peanut hay which if sold would have been more than enough to pay for the cost of growing the peanuts and then having 59.30 extra. Mr. Barlw said the advantages of growing peanuts rather than cotton are many in that it takes less labor, greater income per acre, and much Mr. Barlow is one of many Nevada county farmers who have realized the value of growing peanuts as a cash crop and at the same time helping the Government in its Food and Feed Victory and Freedom Programs. The State USDAA war board has assured Nevada County farmers that a market of not less than 582 per ton for No. One peanuts will be provided. Sufficient peanut pickers will ,be made available to harvest whatever acreage is planted. Nevada County peanut seed will be furnished by the SPGA through the AAA. The Nevada County War Board has gone on record to produce 3,000 acres of peanuts for oil purposes. Mr. N. N. Daniels, FSA Supervisor, has stated that at least two or more pickers will be made available thru his program. Mokes Sun Valley Shine Film star Ann Sothem . /a bit of warmth on skis at Sun Valley, Ida 4 Tests Near (Continued From Page One) Burma Leaders Visit Raid Victims field. The first crude producer for the McKamie field of this county, eigh miles south of Stamps was completec this week by Carter Oil Company a its Cornelius Unit test in section 3017-23. The test is a depleted Smackover lime producer completed last summer and was ruined by salt water. Operators decided to plug back to the higher cotton valley series around 7300 feet where a showing of oil had been obtained and make another try for production. The well flowed 12 barrels of 46.2 corrected gravity after casing perforations. A temporary allowable of 200 barrels daily was granted by the Arkansas Oil and Gas commission. Just what bearing this test will have on further drilling in the McKamie field has not been made public. Government ae- gulations on gas fields as to spacing pattern discourages operators from additional wells which incurs expense of $100 for cacli test. One location in the Buckncr field of this county waits completion of a test in Columbia county before starting date, it is Bradhams's Sue Keys No. 1 in section 7-1G-22. Six miles south of the McKamie field another wildcat test for this county nears completion as McAlcs- ler Fuel Oil Company drilled below 7900 feel al ils No. 1 Jeffus in section 4-19-24. (NEA Radiophoto) Native-garbed Sir Paw Tun, Burma premier, center, and Gov. Sir Robert Dorman-SmJth, left, talk with a victim of Jap air-raids that battered, Raaioon. port for the Burma Koad. Big Heads Make Bigger Fiscal Years ANNAPOLIS, Md.-(/P)-The average Marylander had more hangovers in the fiscal year 1941 (if he does his drinking by the fiscal year) than in the fiscal year 1940. Stale figures show lhat Mr. Marylander polished of 37 more shots of liquor than in the previous year, nine more drinks of wine, and 40 more botlles and cans of beer. His con- sumplion of draught beer fell off 13 glasses. In Santa Barbara, Calif., they use milk bottles with dents in them. If poured slowly, the dent serves to separate the cream from the Japs Peril the Quinine Supply World's Supply Conies From Dutch Indies Wide World Features The Dutch once bought Manhattan Island for $24, and they got a good buy, too. A couple of hundred years later for about $10 they bought one pound of wild cinchona seed and they made just as good a thing out of that week-end special. From 18G5 until after 1900 Dutch foresters, soil scientists and chemists worked on the cinchona seeds, hybridizing the seedlings, improving the breed—and all the time improving the amount of quinine sulfate in its bark. Today the Dutch East Indies provide quinine to cure the chills and fevers of all the rest of the world and so important is this medicine, especially in wartime, that the United States lists it among the 17 raw materials essential for defense. It is, at the same time, the only imported war material available in. sufficient quan-- lilies, probably because the Dutch were able to furnish this country 10 million ounces of quinine. Quinine is obtained from quinine sulfale in the cinchona tree bark. The -10 pound of seed from the wild cinchona found originally in the uplands facing the Amazon Valley on the eastern side of the Andes, produced bark bearing comparatively little quinine. Through hybridization and controlled pollinizalion of their 12,000 seedlings, the Dutch scientists increased the quantity of quinine sulfate their cinchona trees produced, and planted great East Indies plantations to quinine trees. To protect their investment natives gathered the seeds carefully and guard the millions of blossoms to avoid erratic and uncontrolled crossing that would weaken the strain— and threalen the world's supply of quinine. The war in the fever-ridden jungles of (he O'rient makes this remedy for malaria and other jungle fevers more precious in some respects than the oil, tin and rubber for which the Japanese are fighting. Oil and Gas (Continued From Page One) McRae Jr. et ux to Charles H. Thompkins, SW Sec. 34, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, filed 2-20-42, R. M. LaGrone Jr. et ux lo Marine Oil Co., E SW W SE, Sec. 35, Twp. 12, Rgc. 23. O. & G. Lease, filed 2-20-42, Edna W. Linaker to Roy M. May, NE NE- SM. NE; W NW, Sec. 4-3, Twp. 13, Rge. 23. O. & G. Lease, filed 2-20-42, R. J. Wihoii el ux lo H. H. McKenzie, NW NE, Sec. 35, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, filed 2-20-42, J. Warren Murphy ct ux to O. G Murphy E NW NW, Sec. 17 and 16, Twp 14 Rge. 22. ' ' Royalty Deed, filed 2-2-42, J. M. Davis et ux to J. Warren Murphy, SW NW, Sec. 35, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, filed 2-19-42, A. H. Boswell et ux to A. J. Neighbours, SV4 NE, Sec. 17 and 18, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. O. & G. Lease, filed 2-20-42, G. H. Coficld et ux to V. S. Parham NW SE NE SW, Sec. 2, Rgc. 13, Twp. 23. Assignmcnl of O. & G. Lease, filed 2-20-42, Roy M. Mays lo Pure Oil Co., NE NE; S NE W NW, Sec. 4-3 Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Assiognmcnt of O. & G. Lease, filed 2-20-42, Roy M. Mays to Pure Oil Co., Sec. 27, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Assignment of O. & G. Lease, filed 2-20-42, Roy M. Mays to Pure Oil Co., S NW SE NE; E NE, Sec. 2526, Twp. 12, Rgc. 23. Royalty Deed, filed 2-20-42, J. Warren Murphy to J. T. Bachtcl, N NE E NW NW, Sec. 17-16, Twp. 14, Rge. Makes Career of Diplomacy Rosa Durland Is Latin America's Latest Offering By ADELAIDE KERR Wide World Features Writer Even the United States' lop career women produce few matches for Latin America's latest offering—Rosa Durland. The dashing dark-eyed Cuban recently left for Europe to become an attache of the Cuban legation in London. One of the few women career diplomats in the world. Senorila Durland longed to bo a diplomat from her pinafore days and hammered away at Latin American lack of enthusiasm for women in diplomatic posts until she "arrived." She was born in Havana, daughter of an American hunker stationed there, and one of Cuba's most famous newspaper women columnists—Carmela Nicntc—formerly of El Mundo and now of El Pais. After schooling in Havana she'en- tered Barnard College (Columbia), New York, and gave her conservative Cuban family a jar by getting a part-time job as personal shopper in a Manhattan department store while she attended the university. Back in Havana she served as her mother's secretary until she could gel a job in the Cuban slale department. Eventually she went to Paris as chancellor in Ihc Cuban legation from 1932 to 1935. When ambition prodded her again she returned to Havana to study international law. At the same time she was in charge of protocol for the Cuban Department of Stale. When she learned of Ihe opening in the London legation, she begged for it. "At first they didn't wanl me lo go," she said in New York jusl before she sailed. "But I argued a litllc and said 'I can do as well as a man,' so Ihey let me go. I won't come back before the end of the war unless Ihey bring me unconscious. I want to see the end. I love my career," — she flashed a smile—"I won't marry—unless I marry a diplomat." Senorita Durland is tall, slim, black haired and very pleasing lo Ihe eyes. A Irick she has of dusting her cheek with her eye-lashes is likely to be no hindrance to her in untangling snarls of diplomatic red tape. She says she can cook, bul hates to sew. She loves water sports and when she goo sailing with an En.glih diplomat friend, she says he's tho captain, she's the crew. She "pulls the ropes and things." Maria Martins, Brazilian artist, has sculptured from a jacaranda log, - a heroic eight-foot of Christ, which Nelson Rockefeller has presented to the New York Museum of Art .... Suzanne Silvercruys. (Mrs. Edward Ford Stevenson), Belgian-born sculptress now living in New York, has charted a plan whereby the country's sculptors and painters may give their talenls to teaching American soldiers art.. . . Queen Elizabeth of England is going to l^ve in a four room flat. Chief reason: the watrimc servant problem . . . Britain's Women's Land Army of 22,000 is solving the English farm labor problem by herding pigs, milking and driving tractors for a minimum wage of $2.50 a week . . . Edith Head, Hollywood de- Worries About Navy Building Wake Inspector Devotes Only Few Lines on Jap By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON — Capital in Wartime: It may seem a little old now, but the letter was late arriving, has never been made public and probably never will be. It came from a government official who had gone to Wake Island to inspect the construction work going on there. He is a civilian who has never had more than a speaking ucquiiintancc with cither 1fie Army or the Navy. In a brief ten lines he mentioned that the Japs had been attacking (lie island intermittently from the nir and from the sea; that there had been some casualties. Then, for more than 300 words, he detailed his findings in connection with the construction work. He was all at odds with the Navy for the way some of the work had been done. The window casings particularly perturbed him. The specifications and materials weren't made to stand up in the tropical sea air. He had explained to the Navy that they had been very foolish, that their buildings were not being built to last in that climate. His last line was to the effect that lie didn't think the Navy would do any more construction work like that on Wake Island in the near future. The report was dated Dec. 21, 1941 —one day before Wake Island fell to the Japs—and that's the last the government has heard of their construction inspector to whom it apparently never occurred that his personal safety was as important as whether the window casings in the island barro.-ks would weather tropical heat rnd rain. In tho •.plendifcrous little Treasury Department projection room (those soft bouncy projection room seats would make a Hollywood producer turn envy green) they held the first •showing recently of the Donald Duck income tax short. It's a technicolor blurb about paying your income tax of which both Walt Disney and the Treasury ran well be proud. Disney turned it out in 2'/<j weeks, and delivered it to the treasury for distribution more than ten days ahead of schedule. There is, though, this little story behind it. In conference with Treasury Disney agreed to make tho picture Secretary Henry Morgcnthau, Jr., Disney agreed to make the picture for cost. He set down a column of figures and ran through them hurriedly. The total was amazingly low and would have sounded like chicken feed to^ even a minor treasury official. "That's fine, that's wonderful," said Mr. Morgenthau. Then the brow of the man who juggles America's billions furrowed, and he added: "But where arc we going to get the money?" Maybe Disney—or Donald Duck- told him. The Treasury Department, by the way, Ls going Hollywood in some other ways than getting its taxes publicized by Disney shorts. I mean thos usherettes. The treasury these days isn't open to the public and if you are just an ordinary taxpayer without official identification, you have to step up, state your business and get okayed. After that, you are turned over to an usherette—snappy young ladies who escort you to the office in the building where you have business. They wear uniforms, too—a sort of airline hostess coat and skirt and a jaunty little overseas cap. When the tailor took the order, he was told that the uniforms were for usherettes and he started designing m movie theater lines. The treasury sent them back for remodeling. They were, the department explained, a little extreme. Yearly Report (Continued From Page One) o fie books. The library has served various clubs and organizations over the county with valuable material for programs. The librarians are eager to continue this service to every white citizen in Hempstead county. Odd Will When Gouvcrnour Morris, who was prominent in the early days of the United States, died, he left a large fortune to his wife, with the direction that the income be doubled in case she remarried. signer, forecasts for spring fashions, highly adaptable garments which can change their characters like chameleons and thus fulfill several uses Billie Nicholson, New York telegraph operator and descendant of Scotch lighthouse builders, has written a poem "Scotland's Pledge" now being distributed by the British War Relief Society . . . Mrs. Rodman Arturo Heercn, Ihe former Aimee Lopez do Sotto Maior, spikes her dark pompa- dor with twin sweetheart roses o'- nights . . . Rita Hayworth wears briglil hued Egyptian mummy snoods. . . . Mrs. Michael Allen is wearing a bright green felt hat . <r The Banks of Hope Will Not be Open Monday, Feb, 23 In Observance of WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK FIRST NATIONAL BANK

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