Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 24, 1942 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 24, 1942
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The Capital in Wartime Don'f Blame Income v Tax on Treasury Department WASHINGTON-If, comn March 15 tho size of your mi income tax .Knacks you for n loop, and you "just £m t possibly pay it," don't blame tho Treasury Dopiirtmont. It's no fnult of theirs. Theoretically, nctiially, legally, or any way you want to nut it, the trcs- ury is officially interested in HOW You pay your income tax. It i s de-legated only with seeing that you DO pay it. And the Treasury Department, through (he courts, can send you to the hooscgow and slap a little interest if you don't. ! -* That is how the laws say it should be niid the laws don't say anywhere Bring ut your Sick WATCH Speedy recovery guaranteed. Repair service very reasonable. PERKISON'S JEWELRY STORE 218 Soiilli Wuliiul Oh, All Right-Gee Whiz' dmmMm Automatic Water Heaters Harry W. Shiver Plumbing Kcpnirs Phone 259 309 N. Moin ORJANA AMENT BOYETT Teacher of Music-Voice, Piano. Art-Drawing, Painting. Studio COS South Maip Street Phone 318 W • NOTICE • Erie Ross is no.w employed by Keith's Barber Shop New Location on E. 3rd Next to Checkered Cafe NOTICE • • • • W. B. WILLIAMS Has joined the personnel of the CAPITAL BARBER SHOP and iijvites his friends and customers to visit him CAPITAL BARBER SHOP that it is any worry on the treasury's part as to how you raise those dollars to put on the barrel-head. As a matter of fact, this sketch pf the Treasury Department us the Simon Legrce of tax collectors isn't nearly as bad at it is painted—not in many instances anyway. You might not get any Treasury Depatrment officials to admit it, but they do worry about how you are going to pay your tax. Take the 1941 jolt, for example. Even before Congress passed the bill, Secretary Henry A. Morgenthau, Jr., and his staff wore out with warnings that 1942 was going to be a solid year of paying and paying and that after that, it probably would get worse. They never passed up an opportunity to hammer home the fact that you TODAY'S WAR FRONTS AND TOMORROWS- They're All Mapped In This New Book Edson in Washington Jap-Hating Koreans Look for Liberty WASHINGTON - All sorts of queer conferences are held in Washington every day but one of the -itrariKcst is scheduled for Feb. 27-P/Jarcb l'when ii Korean Liberty Conference of Korean revolutionary patriots meets with the hope of setting up an .-in,ti-Jap- anese movement which tho United States will recognize and jupport '»s a drive to sabotage Japan's v/nr production and to work for restoration of Korean independence. Strangely enough, this ii o'le revolution which is not to be hutched behind guarded doors in some forgotten attic up a back alley The Korean revolution wants publicity and it has a press agent (unr.iidJ who labors for the cause just because he loves Koreans and hates Japs. The Korean patriots in America even want to broadcast by shoi'. wave a message to their 23 million conquered countrymen at homo, tilling them to blow up bridges, to mine highways, to destroy Jap ammunition plants. The Japs, say the Koreans, have scattered a lot of radio receiving sets around Chosen, the Jap narni for Korea, in order to spread Jap- MOM STAR, HOM, ARKANSAS Poetic Justice, U. S. Red Tape Federal Official Hits a Snag but Pulls Through By .TACK STINNETT WASHINGTON - The Capital in War-time: RED STRING -When n government official gets all bound up in the government's own red tape, that's news. Take the case of 'James V. Bennett, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Bennett and his staff were caught in that shift of offices designed to relieve crowded conditions in the Department of Justice building. Mr. Bennett was moved to the former quarters of the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, now transferred out of Washington. Mr. Bennett's new office is spacious, nicely appointed, with a southern exposure. But there was no buzzer system for Mr. Bennett to call his secretary. He put in a rush order. Nothing happened. Finally the Director of Prisons rigged his own call system, t consists of a strong that stretches from his desk through the wall, by- pases a sub-secretary; winds through a screw-eye and' fastens to a paper weight that rests on the floor. Now, when Mr.'Bennett wants his secretary, he yanks the cord. The paper weight goes thump-thump on the floor and (he secretary comes a- runnin'. Heltpr-Sholler—The impqsing beauty of the U. S. Supreme Court building is something that no Visitor forgets. Its marble halls beget whispers. Until a few days ago, it would have been hard to believe that they were any part of a world at war. Now when one enters and walks about, he is greeted by big wall signs: "To Air Raid Shelter." Accompanying each is a long arrow. Following the arrows, you come at last to a sign on the wall reading: "Air Raid 'Shelter." It's just a wide place in the hoi. There isn't even a bench for Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone and his associates to sit on while they wait for the "all clear." Add Webster—If you are accused of "rum bumbling" in connection with war activities, you can glame Rep. John M. Vorys for the derisive phrase. The representative from Ohio has put it .into the Record and already it is catching on. 'Rum bumbling 1 is the war counterpart of WPA "boon-do.ggling." it's the American equivalent of British "muddling." Here's how it came about: Mr. Vorys was in the Navy in World War I. He has an affection for that branch of uor armed forces and perhaps for that very reason, he watches it with a critical eye. When the Navy came out the other day with a volmiiin,ouB press rejease about favorite recipes of Navy wives, Mr. Vorys took it to task for concerning itself with such . trivia in wartime. He noted that the first recipe on the list was "Rurn Bumble." It's a pudding and, I am assured, a delicious one. However, Mr. Vorys considered this World War I. Also, it was without American protest that the Korean emperor abdicated and the Japanese look over. That was after the Russo- Japanese war. The call for this Korean Liberty Conference comes from 67-year-old Dr. Syngman Rhee, who was smuggled Into Shanghai in a coffin to lead the furtive revolution 23 years ago. Dr. Rhee was the first president of the Korean Republic. He was a student of Woodrow Wilson's at Princeton and he was and still is a believer in Wilson's doctrine of self-determination for small peoples, despite what happened in the intervening years. Rhee was imprisoned as an agitator for seven years and was tortured as only an Oriental pan torture his fellow-man, one of the favorite devices being to beat the back of the outstretched fingers with bamboo switches. When excited, Rhee still blows on the backs of his hands in an unconscious gesture of nervousness. Out of prison, Rhee came to the United States and he has worked in- iur jvorea, in order to spread Jap- "-"""^ OIUIKS ana ne nas worked in- anese propaganda, and the Korean | cle f-'tigably for Korean independence nnti'inl« iliinb- *li,n-~ „.», ,._i _. i i over sinpf* TVFnQt i-\f tlir* i!.-,-.« *-. r .i,»,i.. patriots think these smae sets would receive and "speak Korean" propaganda just as well. N«\v Wo Can Help To the 9000 Koreans in the United States and Hawaii, the date of this forthcoming Liberty Conference is .vignificant, for it was March 1, 1919, that the Koreans staged their last open revolt against their Japanese masters. The United States couldn't support the Korean - independence movement at that time because Japan and the United Slates and I had better start saving if we expected to breeze through 1942 pnd years to come with bank. balance in the 16 PAGES-SOME IN COLOR alt fa- 16 pages covering every arena of war. Plus background by experts of The Associated Press lOc Q Copy - Buy Through Your Star Carrier, the Newsstands, or at Hope jB Star Not only that but they did a little extra-curricular thing. They got out "tux anitipations" certificates, which corporations and individuals could buy against that day when they would hove to lay it on the line. The corporations bought; the public didn't. There is one other thing—a clause in the law. It permits you to pay your income tax in four quarterly installments, thug sperading the bumps out over the year; with payments due in March, June, September and December. So far as the treasury here in Washington is concerned, that's the limit of its responsibilities to you in helping you pay your tax. However, in fact and pratice. it does a little better by you than that. Here's how: The collector of internal revenue in each district is charged with the tax collection in his district. If he and his staff don't do their job, they are booted out and a collector and staff are put in that can do it. But actually the collectors have a good deal of latitude in the methods they use in getting in those dollars. They only have to stay within the law and the law is specific on many points. If you can convince your collector of your honesty, integrity and sincere eagerness to get that tax paid, the odds are that you'll not find him a hard-boiled hipcracker laying on the lash merely because the laws says he can. Some collectors are tough; some are as sympathic as the law will allow. Most of them know their district and the people in it, and most of them are human as red tape and their instructions uermit. If you have a honest problem (and 1 don't mean how to satisfy a $5,000 appetite with a $3,000 income) take it to your collector and take it NOW, before the March 15 rush wears him an dhis staff to a frazzle. The chances ore he'll be able to heelp you. ever since. Most of the time, nobody would listen. Korean independence was sold down the river at Versailles. Today, Rhee sees another chance. Still Fight On There is a Korean national army of 15,000 exiles fighting with the Chinese, says Rhee, and there are 25,000 guerillas in the Manchukuoan hills. There is a provisional Korean government in Chungking, headed by another Korean patriot named Kim re llesi Ko °' Genel 'alissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his wife have given private funds to help this movement, but the Chinese republic has never given formal recognition to the Korean revolutionary government and this is one of the reasons why the United States government hesitates to extend recognition. Since Pearl Harbor, the United States has taken two definite steps to aid Koreans. Their nationals who have previously registered as Koreans arc, excluded from classification as enemy aliens, and the funds of these Korean nationals were freed from freezing orders. Austrian, nationals jn the United States have been given the same consideration and by these steps a start has been made toward Free Austria and Free Korea IIIOVL'- ments. But du the 23 million Koreans want independence now? After all, it is pointed out, the Koreans have been Japanese subjects for 'nearly 40 years. To this the Korean patriots reply- that their civilization goes back 42 centuries and 40 years can't destroy what 4200 years built up. Then it is asked if, granting that the Koreans do wont independence, do they want the government of Kim Koo and Syngman Rhee? Maybe (he Koreans want a government more to the left or more to the right or a government made up of only those Koreans who have lived at home all through the occupation. Then there is Kiisoo Haan, another Korean patriot who admits he was an agent of the Japanese secret service at one time, and bored from within to set up a Korean revolutionary movement of his own. The whole potential Korean fifth column and independence movement is there fore confused. If the Chinese government would recognize KOO—. If Rhee and Haan and the other independent patriots could get together—. Rhee hopes his conference will do the trick. -i» * ^f~ German youth has been taught to hate by the Nazi machine, says a commentator. And one of these days will find themselves behind the hute Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the /oi- lowing questions, then checking againH the authoritative answers below: 1. If you are a houseguest and friends of your hostess entertain in your honor, should you write and thank them for it when you return home? 2. If the host is out of the room and the hostess attempts .to move a chair or set up a bridge table, should any man who happens to be present do it for her'.' 3. If a hostess pours coffee in the living room should the host take the cups to the guests? 4. Should a host feel as responsible as the hostess for the comfort and entertainment of guests? 5. Is there any excuse for a houseguest's failing to write a thank-you letter to his hostess? What would you do if— You are a man walking down the street with two women— (a) Walk on the curb side? (b) Walk between the two women? Answers 1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. 4. Yes. 5. No. Better "What Would You Do" solution—(a). Girl Radio Ham Wants to Help Gloria Gray, 15, youngest New Xork girl with a Class B ham (amuteur) radio license, hopes government will find a place in war efl'ort for women radio op- perators so she can serve, type of publicity at this time rather ridiculous and uttered the hope that "(he Nayy and Washington will swear off rum bumbling for the duration." If the phrase really does catch on, the dictionary makers will have to start doing double time on congress for it was another member of the house who gave "boon-doggling" its first circulation. That was Maury Maverick, then representative from Texas. He used it in a book he wrote, in a critique of Harry Hopkins and his WPA workers. According to report, that phrase was really originated by Hopkins himself when he explained that "handicraft" was somewhat similar to what Daniel Boone did when he put "toggles" or thongs on his rifle so he could quickly tie it around his head when he had to swim or ford rivers. From "boone-loggling" to "boon-doggling" is only a minor American corruption. A Michigan hen was born with four legs. She's lucky, if she has to scratch for a living. "One Hundred Gallons of Bootleg Dumped Into River"—headline. Poor fish! PAQI HVl Exclusive of tires, one make of automobile on the market uses 48 pounds pf rubber in its construction. Underground canals extend more than 400 miles under tne streets of Hamburg and Munich, Germany. Kansas had a tuberculosis death rate pf 22.4 per 100,000 of Its population during 1939. , Outario is the source of 62 percent of the hosiery and knitted goods pro duced in Canada. HARDWOOD LOGS WANTED OAK, GUM, CYPRESS, ASH, ELM, HICKORY, PECAN, HACKBERRY, ETC. WE PAY CASH Thomas E, Powe Lumber Co. Box 869 Texarkana Phone! 809 J Texas Write, phone or come to office south of town on T&P Tracks This is the Mousetrap Maker's Door Once, long ago, the world beat a path to it to buy his handmade mousetraps. This is a Weed Lots of them are now growing on the mousetrap maker's path. HE REFUSED TO KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES. This is a Mousetrap Factory THERE ARE NO WEEDS AROUND IT. The mousetrap factory advertises. Therefore, many people can buy its mousetraps and buy them in their local stores. The mousetrap factory makes many mousetraps. Because it makes many, it can make them ckea&T* In this way, people get better mousetraps for less money, and they don't have to go to the mousetrap maker to get them. This isn't true only of mousetraps. People depend on advertising to find the best values in— toothpaste soap —almost all the necessities of modern living. They rely on newspaper advertisements for information about these articles because there they can see them pictured, read about their merits, learn their prices and find out where to buy them. What's more, people believe this advertising. ADVERTISERS LIVE IN GOLDFISH BOWLS.' The manufacturer or merchant whose advertising isn't honest and consistent won't stay in business long; the readers—who are their neighbors'—will stop dealing with them, and trade with honest manufacturers and merchants whose depends bility is shown by consistent advertising, * * * When business is better in this town everybody benefits. When everybody in the town knows what's going on all over the world, each man can tefl better how to vote, what to buy and how to protect himself. Read these ads each week. Tell your friends to read them. They tell you what an important part your newspaper has in helping you to know what's going on, so you can decide what you per- gonally are going to do about it all, The publisher of this paper wants to serve the community the beet he possibly can. If you have any suggestions or questions or criticisms don't hesitate to write him a letter. It will receive personal attention. HOPE STAR Alex. H. Washburn, Publisher MEMBER, THE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS COMMITTEE OUR SERVICE IN THIS WAR IS TO PROVIDE THE NEWS AND OTHER VITAL INFORMATION THAT WILL LIGHT AMERICA'S WAY TO VICTORY Q

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