fcbruqfy 24, 1943 f ranee to Rebuild Fleet 0 Digging Away of Wreckage Caused by 1940 Blitz B.v TAYLOR IIKNKY •jjjVltle World Features VICHY- France, digging nwny at wreckafie cniiscil by tin- 19.10 German bill/, Ims made good hwidwfiy t-on- sulcnng the handicaps but doesn't ox- pect to restore nil destroyed com- 'Winicutluns systems until the om | O f Jpan Berthelot, minister of com- munieutKins. sets HIM) dnte if present difficulties continue. Me p ; ,inls ;l vivid statistical picture of damage clone in three fourths of the French (.apartments during the month-nnd-a- hnlf German nltiick in May and June, Against that picture he presents figures which show a large amount of work already done despite handi- «'gl>s normal to a defeated nation. Kallroacts Kcslored Beginning of 19.|2 found French railroads, as fur as riglils of way were concerned, virtually reconstructed. HOPE STAR, HOM, ARKANSAS "This Is No Game...This Is War PAQt l^|»^ '"id crews walk Into the shivering night Automatic Water Heaters Harry W. Shiver ! Plumbing Kcpnirs Phone 259 309 N. Main '>ORIANA AMENT BOYETT Toccher of Music-Voice, Piano. Art-Drawing, Painting. Studio COS South Mair Street Phone 318 W • NOTICE • Erie Ross is now employed by Keith's Barber Shop New Location on E. 3rd Next to Checkered Cafe ! Bring us your Sick WATCH ] Speedy recovery guaranteed. ' ./» Repair service very reasonable. ; PERKISON'S JEWELRY STORE 218 South Walnut Miiin damage done during the war was destruction of 448 bridges, 27 tunnels, 07 overhead passages. Berthelot said that ii].v to January only 5 per cent of these were still wrecked. Eighty per cent had been rebuilt witli permanent structures and 15 per cent with temporary but useable structures. Reconstruction of private buildings is something else again. Work has not even started, the minister indi- ciiled, on 70,000 buildings completely destroyed and 180,000 damaged. One big reason for that is that a large number of buildings' in Northeastern France, were the battle between England and OFcrmany is still going on, are likely to be redestroyed by the RAF as soon as reconstruction is completed. No Uulldiiig Materials Equally important is the lack of cement, wood, steel and even nails for construction, and gasoline for transportatoin. Reconstruction efforts in towns and villages is limited nt present, Ber- Ihelot said, to work by planners who "are taking advantage" of the catastrophe to rebuild communities along modern lines. Berthelot frankly indicated thai the reason French railroads have been so curtailed is not because of damage to rights ut way, but becuu.se of destruction and requisitioning of rolling stock as well as lack of fuel, oil and lubricants. At the same time, thousands of miles of telephone and telegraph lines have been rebuilt. More than three quarters of destroyed highway bridges are back in service. Of 2,532 highway bridges destroyed during the war, 587 hiive been rebuilt permanently and TODAYS WAR FRONTS 'AND TOMORROWS- They re All Mapped In This New Book Negro Tourney at Rossfon Nine Counties to Participate in Cage Playoff The Southwest Arkansas district boys and girls basketball tournament will be held Friday February 27, at Nevada County Training School, Ros- Kton. The winning teams from nine counties of the district will 'be eligible to participate. The drawing of teams made at the official district meeting will stand as final, The registration fees must be sent to G. S. Ivory, district chairman, Waldo, Arkansas. The cage action will start at !) a. m., CWT. There will bo three .sessions of the tournament morning, afternoon, and night. For general information relative to details of the Tournament write or see J. A. Harris, District President, Yorger High School, Hope. Meaning of (Continued From Page One) 16 PAGES-SOME IN COLOR 16 pages covering every arena of war. Plus background by experts of The Associated Press lOc a Copy - Buy Through Your Star Carrier, the Newsstands, or at ' Hope S Star ministration has preferred to work at the factory or wholesale level in setting prices.) The minimum ceiling is set at the highest of these four. 1. 100% of "parity." The parity price for most commodities is the price the Department of'Agriculture calculates the farmer should receive to be about as well off as he was from 1909 to 1914. 2. The Oclober 1, 1941, farm price. 'J. The December 15, 1041, farm price. 4. The average 1919-29 farm price. Some farm commodities—rice, and beef cattle are two—already had gone beyond the minimum ceiling last month. In a case of this sort, the price administrator and the Secretary of Agriculture (who has n say-so in selling farm price ceilings) could do one of two things. Since the minimum ceiling is only a minimum, they might set the ceiling at the present price, or they might set the ceiling at the minimum am! whack the price back down again. Other prices may still go higher— and some minimum ceilings may change. If parity for potatoes should go up from ifl.14 a bushel to $l,2, r i next month, for example, then thai would be the minimum instead of $1.24, the l!llil-29 average farm price. A,gifcuttiival Bep^rjjment officials say unofficially thai in the case of surplus commodities (like wheat, cotton and tobacco), it probably will be the policy to lei prices ramble. G'n tho other hand, there are some things much in demand because America is undertaking to furnish a good deal of the into our allies. These are mostly dairy products, eggs and pork. The idea there will be to keep prices down. Officially, Price Administrator Henderson and Secretary Wickard have published a statement in which they said "abundant production— the consumer's best assurance of fail- prices—" will be their first goal. Four SPG Officers Receive Promotions Four officers stationed at the Southwestern Proving Ground have received promotions this week according to the public relations office at the proving ground. Effective February 1, the following have received advancements: Captain Jumes O. Baker to the rank of major. 1st Lt. Roscoe C. Richards to the rank of Captain. 1st Lt. H. Berkey Bishop to the rank of Captain. 1st Lt. Paul W. Klipsch to the rank of Captain. In the spring, many birds return north by an entirely different route from that they used in making their trip southward. 1,327 temporarily; 618 are as yet untouched. Canals Opened Up At the time of the armistice, 5,200 kilometers out of 9,700 kilometers of canals were blocked by blown-up bridges and dikes and locks had been dynamited to flood the country in front of the advancing Germans. One Ihij-d of a fleet of 9,000 canal bouts in the country had been destroyed or sabotaged. At the beginning of 1942, only 40 kilometers of canals were still blocked and 1,774 canal boats had been salvaged, of which 874 were completely restored to service. Ainericii is on gurml." •O Wy TOM WOLF NBA Service Staff Correspondent AT AN EAST COAST BOMBER COMMAND, — There's an unreal quality to your first taste of actual war. You know that the bmobers here are daily dealing in death, fighting for keeps. Yet the total darkness of complete blackout as you start for the hangar seems like a fantasy—an unreal, half-remembrance of exciting, terrifying games from childhood nights. The sentry's sharp challenge ns you approach the hangai momentarily intensifies the mood. Then, .suddenly, the fantasy feeling crumbles away. Bursting into the brilliant light within the hangar, you know thai Ihis is no game. This Is war. In the center of the huge shed mechanics are giving last-minute checkups to the camouflaged bombers, bristling with guns, soon lo start another patrol. And air of drama is completely lacking. There is neither studied casualness or studied tension. The men work at their jobs simply, normally, naturlaly. Pilots and crews here maintain a 24-hour alert, ready to take to the air at a radio-instant's notice. It happens to be early morning when this particular patrol will start, but it no |'dawn patrol." The "dawn patrol," in fact, exists only as populai myth, for in reality bombers are patroling 24 hours a day—one flight overlapping the next. Pastime—The "Old Army Game" In a large room at one side of Ihe hangar, pilots and officers—some on ulert duly, some waiting for this patrol—are playing 10-cent blackjack All of them are young, mostly in their early twenties. Many are southerners. ' .. . „ t The pilots now receive flight orders. Even here, in the operations room, there is no sign of tension, no forced casualness. The commanding officer is working quietly at his desk in one corner of the room. A young intelligence officer is giving final information, i The pilots, who only a few moments ago were in regular uniforms, have donned their heavy flying togs— thick lur-lmod jackets, trousers and boots H is cold above the North Atlantic .'inter mornings. Their long- visored caps, protection against sun imd cold, give the men the appearance of trout fisherman. But theii brilliant yellow life belts, inflated on an emergency with one jerk of i cord, dispel all thoughts of sport. Maps Show Location of Friendly Kliipiiinj; The young intelligence officer points to a large blackboard map which takes up one side of the room. On it is chalked the latest information on friendly shipping activity. "What does number four look like?" asks Ecotty, a slight, sandy-haired lieutenant whose youthful fuce belies the voternn's experience which the pilot's charlboard on Ihe wall proves he has had. The intelligence officer shows him a picture of the ship. "And what about number seven?" Scully asks. "You won't have to worry about, her. You won't see her today." As each pilot receives his code orders he leaves the room, picks up his crew. There is no Ihealricalism. No saluting. No restrained words of luck. It is routine. And it will be routine when Ihe pilots report again at the end of their flight later in the day. ("Well, Scolly, did you see any fish?" "No, bul I fed some!" It is rough above the cold North Atlanlic on winter morningsl. Outside the hangar again, all is still quiet. Each bomber is swallowing its bellyful of death. A lip of the moon has edged over the horizon, its deep harvest yellow reflecting the sun, soon to follow it. Suddenly bomber engines sputteringly shatter the silence. Purple-blue tongues of flame shoot from their exhausts, now deeper, now lighter, as engines alternately race and idle to drive out early mnrninK cold. The Patrol Takeoff The pilots and crews walk into the shivering night, take over (heir planes from the mechanics. A green finger of light reaches out from the control room and beckons the first plane towards (he runway. Radio communication is limited to bare necessity Radio talks t othe enemy, loo, so bombers operate on '•maximum silence." Now the first bomber has taxied to the edge of Ihe runway. It noses into the wind. Runway lights are momentarily turned on. The green spol- light nods for the takeoff. Engines roar. The bomber races down the runway, gathers its feel under it, soars up into the night. Running lights ou(, it is invisible in the darkness, save for now and then when purple-blue .'•pecks of exhaust fire pinprick the bomber banks sharply, heads east towards the Atlantic. The sky at the rim of Ihe field is edged in 'pastel shades of blue and pink and Kroger to Hold Coffee Contest Defense Bonds Totaling $5,000 to Be Awarded Defense Bonds totaling $5,000 will bo awarded as prizes in n customer coffee contest sponsored by the Kroner Grocery and Baking Co., -t wa~ nn- r.cmced by George Hoii-;«in, hrnnch manager in charge of Kroger s'off-.B in ilils area. The contest will be held for fjur wr ; ek.'j beginning February M. In addition, for every 100 contest entties received, a carton of cig.vel- «'s will be contributed by the ecm.- pnny to members of tho armed forces, Mr. Houston said. He added that on the basis of interest ulnv.n in pre- vous contests he anliuu->l6d that a substantial quantity of cig.n cites will b? provided for service men. -' irst prize in the content is n ?],000 Defense Bond, witii other prizes including fifteen $100 bonds twenty- f ve $50 bonds and fifty 525 bonds. Kc'cently the Kroger comi;jr,v distributed J2.500 worth of DeUMi'.: Bonds ss prizes in an apple jinslc con tot. deep purple. The day is rising from the sea. America is on guard. Clubs Old Liberty The Old Liberty Homo Demonstration Club held its regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Frank Shearer February J7. There were twelve members present. The house was called to order by the president. Tho meeting opened by a beautiful song, the members wtre led in prayer by Mrs. J. E. Mqsier. Mrs. D. E. Goodletl gave a wonderful reading "Stone Throwing" which was enjo.Ved by all. The Secretary read the minutes of the last meeting. Mrs. Guy Ilicks and Mrs. Chester Rosenbaum gave interesting readings on war and food. Miss Harris gave a demonstration on different kinds of foods, she also gave out papers concerning foods. She asked the members to save old jar lops, old fruit jar rubbers, tooth paste tuber and lots of other things that will be useful to help win the war. She also told us to save all old papers and old stamps. The hostess served the members with dainty refreshments. The club will meet with Mrs. Newton Rosenbaum in March. lard. After rending the scripture lesson the minutes were read by our secretary Miss Ruby Willard. The roll was called with each members answering by describing some new vegetable they had grown in 1941. Miss Mary Claude Fletcher, our Home Demonstration Agent gave a talk on every one helping In this war. Said we all should save postage stamps, old paper, old rags, tooth panic tubes, razor blades, aluminum. You. can carry all this to Deannyvilie Gin or some other place you will be told about. Three clubs will meet,at Marlbrook third Friday 1 p. m.—Sweet Home, Union Grove and Marlbrook Club. Each member is supposed to bring some shrubs to plant the Marlbrook Church Grounds. We discussed out new 1942 garden. They shall be called Victory Gardens. In this garden we shall plant every thing that would be,needed should we not' be'able to Marlhrook The Marlbrook Home Demonstration Club met Friday Feb. 20 at 2:00 p. in. Some Union Grove ladies met with us to discuss their new Home Demonstration Club. They will meet at Union Grove Church Wednesday Feb. 25 pt 2:00 p. m. to establish their new club. Our meeting was called to order by our president, Mrs. Wil- buy anything another year and to rely on our garden. There will be a special meeting a^ Mrs. Bailey's, our clothing leader, March 2nd. Each member must bring two yards of outing to make goVrtiS for Britain's liltle 6 year old chll* dren. We will decide that day on our comforts that we will make. Our garden leader gave an interesting talk on planning our new spring garden — after which Mis? Fletcher gave a shrub planting demonstration. All you club members come on out to our meetings. You don't know, what you are missing. Eagles frequently are accused of carrying off large children, but tests have shown that a golden eagle could fly only 14 yards when tqssed from a height carrying an eight-pound weight. COULDN'T BE MUCH FRESHER IF IT FLEW TO YOU . ... MADE IVTHf WtlSOM Olt HOflt Buy the Economical Pint Site BLUE PLATE Mayonnaise KROGER; KROGER COFFEE CONTESTS '5,000.00 IN U.S. DEFENSE BONDS HOJ RALEIGH CIGARETTES It's easy! Just complete this sentence, "I take pride in serving Kroger Coffee because . . ." in 25 additional words or less. Win one of the 91 big prizes—Grand Prize $1000.00 Defense Bond. 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