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Saturday, February 28.1942 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS OCIETY Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Telephone 768 Social Calendar Sundny, Mnrch Isl Members of the Hope chapter Justness and Professional Wo- icn's club have been invited to e home of the chapler presi- ent, Miss Mary Claude Fletcher, for tea Sunday afternoon, 2:30 to T o'clock. The club will hear n radio address by the inlernational president of the B. and P. W. lub, Dr. Lena Madison Phillips! pr, Phillips will discuss "How IWorrten Can Win the War." Monday, Mnrch 2nd Circle No. 1 of the Women's ISocicly of Christian Service, Mrs, S, D. Franklin and Mrs. Edwin ard, leaders, home of Mrs. L. V. Young with Mrs. George Moo- ham, associate hostess, 3 o'clock. The regular monthly business Iraecting of the W. M. U. of the [ Jirst Baptlsl church, Uie church, I 2:30 o'clock. Circle No. 3 of the Women's JSociety of Christian Service, Mrs. |E. P. Young and Mrs. C. V. Nunn, leaders, the church, 3 o'clock. Circle No. 4 of the Women's Society of Christian Service, home ot Mrs. John P. Cox with Mrs. AHcc McMath and Mrs. W. E. Jones associate hostesses, 3 o'clock. Jrs. Stith Davenport and Miss Mamie Briant arc leaders of the circle. The Executive Board of the Women's Auxiliary of the First Pres- !-.yterian church, the church, 3 'clock. L'|j The Woodman circle and Wood- f $j man drill team will meet al the jT| Woodman hall, 7:30 o'clock. All yji members arc urged to attend. M( i,1 Mrs. R. L. Broach and Mrs. ,=j Syd McMath will be hostesses to § the members of the Joe Vcsey circle of the Weslcyan Guild Service at the home of the former, 8 t o'clock. Mrs. Whitworlh, Mrs. Slcwnrt Arc Guests nt Friday Club A delectable salnd course was served during the afternoon lo Ihe members of the Friday contract bridge club, meeting nt the home of Mrs R. V. Herndon, Sr. Two tables were arranged for the players in the living room which was brighl with gay bouquets of spring flowers. Mrs. E. P. Stewart and Mrs. H. C. Whitworlh were guests other than the club members. High scorers for the afternoon included Mrs. Tom Kinser, Mrs. M. M. McClotighan, and Mrs. Whilworth. OUR BOARDING HOUSE CALL BUILT SHAW, M1STAH > MATOR > BUT DAT SCAMP •VjlLECAT ON WWEEL<£>/^ | CAN BLAST GOOGAN <oO OU 600G/M^ WILL BE <3TV, 0 LABOR DAV SITTIN 1 POOLROOM / ^ ~L SET E8EN MAW ONi OAT [•FIGHT/ with . • /Major Hoople EGAD, t JASOKJ/ WHV,THIS IS* TWH CMANCe OF A LIFE- TUE 6CORE ^ VJITH JAKE- M WITH A ** NEAT WASER/ Two Programs of Interest Are Presented to Friday Music Club At 3:30 Friday afternoon members of the Friday Music club mot al Ihe homo of Mrs. Kenneth L. Spore for the February mooting. Choral practice for the club was held al 2:30. During the business session, Mrs. Tom Purvis was elected a delegate to the Federation state meeting in Litllc Rock March 30. The molion was made and carried lo have 8 meetings annually, the meeting date to the <tlh Friday of each monlh. Plans were made for the silver tea to be given at the home of Mrs. Can-oil Story, Sr., Friday, March 13, from 3:30 lo 5:30 o'clock. Mrs. F. L. Padgitt presented two programs on Fundamental Forms. In discussing "Sonata Forms", Mrs. B. W. Edwards used as an illustration a symphony recording by Mozart. Mrs. Edwin Stewart played a piano selection of Sonata Number 9 in E. Major by Beethoven. To illustrate "Free Forms," Mrs. Edwards played "Prelude" by Scria- bin.^ A recording of "Sorccr's Apprentice" by Dukas was heard by the club. PAGE THREE Wednesday, March '1th ' The Lulii McSwain society of the I Women's Society of Christian i Service will meet at the church for the monthly business session, H.-30 o'clock. Mr. and IMr s . Terrell Cornelius f Host Kmanon Chili Senator and Mrs. Lloyd Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. McWil- U.vns were additional guests at the €<3ekly meeting of the Emanon club at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Cornelius Friday evening. For the floral decorations the hostess selected azalea and japonica. The same flowers centered the sma'.l tables ^ ranged, in. the reception rooms, where supper was served proceeding the contracl bridge games. Mrs. McWilliams was the high scorer for the guests. SAENGER > SATURDAY Double Feature "MISS POLLY" also "PALS OF THE PECOS " Coming Sunday. . . Ride 'Em Cowboy" Bnckcsl-Johnson Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Johnson of Spring Hill announce the marriage of their daughter, Adell, to Howard Backest, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Backcst of Rock Island, 111. The double ring ceremony was read by M. D. Foloy on Tuesday evening, February 24, al 9 o'clock al the home of R. A. Johnson. Guests jit the wedding included the parents of the bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson, Miss Lois Kelly, Lawi-ciice Backcst. After a .short honeymoon to Illinois the young couple will make their home in Paris, Texas. Personal Mention P. D. Burton, Jr. of Lewisville was a visitor in the city Friday. —O— Accompanied by Bill Esslinger of Little Rock, James Hannah Ward of Hendrix college, Conway, has arrived for a week-end visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward. —O— Mrs. John Arnold and Miss Marie Purkins spent Friday in Foreman, where they attended the funeral of Thomas James DeLony, who died in Ihe Base hospital at Camp Robinson Wednesday afternoon. —O- Mrs. Glen L, Williams is spending the week-end in Little Rock. On Sunday afternoon she will hear the Grace Moore concert. —O— Mrs. John H. Hollis of Little Rock is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Horace Jewell. -O- Mrs. T. W. McDaniel and children, Duane and Elizabeth, who have been the guests of Mrs. Charles Haynes, depart Saturday for Washington D. C. to join Lt. Commander McDaniel. A nephew of Mrs. Haynos and former Hope resident, Lt. Commander McDaniel is stationed al the base hospital in Washington after spending several years in Bermuda. —O— Miss Gladys Wiscnor has gone to Arkadclphia for the week-end. She will attend the Military Ball at Henderson State Teachers' college and will be the guest of Miss Claudia Agec. -O- Harold King of Dallas is visiting hi.s mother, Mrs. T. R. King, and other relatives. -O— Friends of Chester Hunt will be glad to know that he is recuperating rapidly from a recent appendiccctomy at the Julia Chester hospital. Edson in Washington Labor in Management- Row Flares Again A four-leaf clover farm advertises Ilia I for 5 cents a girl can buy a clover and dream of the man she'll wed. Should be worth that much to know whom lo avoid. Riallo SUNDAY - MONDAY Midnight Preview 11:15 Saturday Night 'Ride 'Em Cowboy /* A KILLER AND A GIRL...HUNTED IN AMERICA'S FIRST AIR RAID! WASHINGTON-Unless it can be stopped by some of Donald Nelson's best straight-from-thc-shoulder shooting, another war production pa- Incc battle is apparently in the making over how much say-so labor unions are to be given in shaping policies with management for war production industries. Background for this foud cnn be traced directly to the C. I. O. insistence, over the last three or four years, thai albor be given a voice in management. Management has considered Hi is theory as nothing more than a fantastic pipcdrcam, but the war has given organized labor leaders the opportunity to plug the idea pretty hard. By calling attention to every mistake that management has made in the defense effort, criticizing business as usual and high profits, the labor leaders have promoted the idea further. Today they have it up at the top of the list of their principal objectives along with national recognition of the closed shop. It was, in fact, a squabble overlabor's participation with management in conversion of the automobile industry that wrecked the old Office of Production Management organization, and packed William S. Knud- scn off to the army as a lieutenant general. When the protracted auto industry conferences at the turn of the year failed to produce any satisfactory program for convesion of the auto plants to wa production. OPM was knocked out of the box and Donald Nelson and the War Production Board were sent in to pitch. Kcutlicr Plan Again The specific issue which wrecked OPM was the so-called Rcuther plan, which was simply C. I. O. labor's plan for pooling machine capacity of the auto industry and converting it to all-out war production. It was a labor bid for a voice in management. Management would have none of the idea, ostensibly because management was convinced it wouldn't work, subconsciously, perhaps, because it was a suggestion from, labor; Whatever the reasoning, OPM fell. On Jan. 13 Nelson was called to head WPB and on Jan. 20 he announced his plan of reorganization. At that time Nelson slated he would have one industry branch chief, a centralized authority government man responsible directly to the WPB boss, b»t lhat each of these industry branch chiefs would have two advisory committees, one from management and one from labro. The davisory committees would meet separately, but could be called together for joint meetings when necessary. The formula seemed satisfactory to both management and labor. At any rate, everyone had confidence in Nelson and was anxious to give the WPB every opportunity to make good. Nelson said he wanted constructive ideas from everyone, regardless of whether they came from management or labor. A month or more of operation under this polic yhas seen varying developments. It has taken Nelson this long to name his planning committee, the WPB brain trusters who will look at this war production program in its broadest phases and advise on policy. At first, it was proposed to make this a big committee, with representatives from all degrees of management, labor, and consumer interests Then it was changed to a small committee reporting directly to Nelson. Variable Procedure There is as yet no definite policy on how the labor advisory committees and the management advisory committees are to work with the industry branch chiefs. Procedure varies within each industry. The automobile industry, under Branch Chief Ernest Kanzler, has •shown an inclination to work with both the management and labor advisers and Waller Reuther sees Edsel Ford 'to discuss a broad program for standardizing the production of Hereford Field Day Is Planned Extension Service Helping dt Texarkana March 5 TEXARKANA - The Southwest Arkansas Hereford Breeders will hold a field day and sale at the Four- Stales Livestock Show Grounds here next Thursday, March 5, it was announced here Saturday. The Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture is cooperating with the Hereford breeders of this section of the state in this event. M. W. Muldrow, extension animal husbandman will conduct 3 discussion of type and grading in the morning, which will be followed by the sale in the afternoon. A large number of breeders are cooperating in this event. Three breeders have consigned 20 yealing and two-year-old bulls to be sold in connection with the event which include the R. R. Cornelius Estate, Fulton; Arkansas Orchards, Nashville; and W. E. Williams, Garland. The registered Hereford bulls to be sold at the event will be on display at the show grounds at 9 a. m., one hour before the start of the day's program for the purpose of giving visitors and prospective buyers an oppotunity to make detailed inspection of the sires which will be marked with their sales numbers. Preparedness in the Philippines One Hero Is Business Man He Is Putting Industrial Machinery Into High Gear By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON—In spite of all the complaints and calumny heaped on the head of the American business man for our halting, jerky progress military preparation, some pretly astute observers here are already beginning to say that he probably will emerge as one of the war's real heroes. Putting the United States indus-1 trial machine into high gear is like) trying to get an elephant away from I the barrier in time to keep up with ' the field at the Kentucky Derby. The point is that the only jockey that could ride herd on the brute at all is that afore-mentioned American business man. What brought all this on was that wandering around the marble halls of the War Production Board building recently, I got a look-see into Chairman Donald M. Nelson's system of breaking bottlenects. Just who is the real author of the system, nobody seems to know,, but it's a beautiful example of how that A.B.M. is keep- Intensive training in jungle warfare is one reason why U. S. forces in the Philippines are still holding out. Filipino troops of an antitank Unit are shown in attack position with gun ready in this U. S. Army Signal Corps photo. By HENRY BELLAMANN KINGS ROW Copyright 1940 NEA Service Inc. WME IS SHORT CHAPTER XVI «fCAY—when are you going to *^ Europe? Not soon?" "In September." "Whyn't you tell me?" "I didn't know it until today." "Say—that's tough! I'll be darned if I know what I'm going to do without you," Drake thwacked Pan-is resoundingly to lessen the sentiment of the remark. "Parris, you and me have been in pretty much the same kind of boat so much of the time. You remember I said that right here at this corner about three years ago. We still are, in lots of ways. My girl can't see me, and won't, and yours can't come out in the open either and go around with you like other girls and their fellows." "Cassie's not exactly my girl, Drake. Dr. Tower is very peculiar—" "I should say he is. I think he's kind of crazy—keeping Cassie shut up all the time away from everybody. But Dr. Gordon's not crazy. He just don't like me." "Drake, you take on like everything was over. You can get things fixed up all right." "Oh, let me alone! You don't know how I feel. Don't talk to me, Parris, I—I just can't stand any more." He turned quickly and almost ran up Federal street. * * * the first time Parris drew back a little from Drake to get a better perspective. He realized, as he never had, that Drake could be completely illogical and inconsistent, and then feel terribly hurt because he was misunderstood, A new and deep fear for Drake arose like a physical ache in his heart. Drake was the best friend he had, probably the best he would ever have. But even as he thought about it he knew that his hopes for Drake had always been uncritical. The chances of terrible frustration lay deep in Drake's character —chances, even, of disaster. H' * * pARRIS worked hard. He read * day and night, and for the tost time prepared digests for his reading for Dr. Tower. There was a conspiracy of silence among Madame's older friends. Most of them knew of Parris' almost fanatical devotion to his grandmother. They looked at him a little pityingly, but said nothing. Even Drake seldom asked about Madame, but he knew. Anna looked with wide, dry, wondering eyes at the seemingly Vnbreaka,ble old woman, so slight and thin now she scarcely dented the heaped-up pillows. Each day she smiled and spoke casually to Parris. Then she gave over to the interminable hours of incredible horror—one minute at a time until tomorrow. During the next two weeks, Dr. Gordon came every day. It was no longer possible to put Parris off with childish answers. He was eating breakfast absently and gloomily. Anna came downstairs. He looked up quickly. "She is terribly ill, isn't she, now?" "Very ill, yes. But the weather will be cooler soon—it is usually better the last two weeks of August, you know." Parris went quietly upstairs and into his grandmother's room. The table was covered with medicines. A hypodermic case was lyong open: the needle and piston evidently freshly dried had not been replaced. He picked up the tube of white tablets and read the label. Just then Anna returned. He pointed at the hypodermic case, Anna blanched a little. "How long has—has this been necessary, Anna?" His voice shook slightly. "For several weeks, Parris." He waited as if he could not say the next word. He picked up the shining hypodermic needle and laid it down again. "Cancer?" He was surprised that he could say it. Anna answered in the same tone of voice. "Yes, Parris." "Why wasn't I told?" "Madame wished it, Parris. She wanted you to finish your work without worry. She insisted, Parrie; she made me promise." "Yes, yes. I guess so. So that's it! But why did she make plans for me to go to Europe in September? Didn't she—doesn't she know?" "Yes, of course she knows. She —she thought she would live through September." The last tinge of color left his face. Anna moved instinctively nearer. "And—she won't. Is that what you mean?" "It is impossible that she should live more than a few days. I had made up my mind after Dr. Gordon's visit yesterday to tell you." He turned and left the room without speaking. Anna heard the door of his room close softly. * * * "pARRIS!" Cassie's voice over the telephone sounded hurried and anxious. "Listen, Parris. I've got to see you." "Oh, I can't now, Cassie—" "Parris, I wouldn't call you il it wasn't important!" "All right. Nine o'clock at the corner of Aberdeen campus." Of course she couldn't understand what was happening to him just now. He'd have to tell her. But Cassie had come to tell him. "You know—well —you love your grandmother terribly much, don't you?" "She's all my world, Cassie." "Everybody's been trying to keep you from knowing how sick she is." Parris did not reply. Cassie's words struck through him. "Parris," she took hold of his arms and shook him slightly. "Parris, your grandmother is dying, and they don't tell you!" "Who told you?" He asked the question roughly. "Papa talked to Dr. Gordon, I guess. You know you're the only person I ever saw Papa be interested in. Your grandmother is dying of cancer. I know how you feel about her—and Parris, darling, I was afraid of what the sudden shock might do to you. I guess it's been just as much of a shock; the way I've told you. . . ." "No, it's all right, Cassie. I knew it." They sat in silence for a long while, watching the fireflies, and then talked in gentle voices of other things. "I'll have no one when you leave, Parris," Cassie whispered. "You're not like anybody else, Parris. Do you know that?" "I don't know. How, Cassie?" "Of course, I don't know anybody. But—I just know you're altogether different. Even Papa says you are." "Does he? I've wondered what he does think about me. I like him an awful lot, Cassie. He's taught me everything." "I wouldn't want you to be different. When I think about you, you seem kind of mysterious, almost. Just kind of enigmatic. Papa talks about you sometimes 1 —not often." "What does he really say about me, Cassie?" "Well, he said one day that you were—now, let me see, I want to get it just right. He said you were a very rare personality." "What do you suppose he meant by that?" "I don't know. He said you were going to be a great doctor someday." Parris stopped and held her by the arms. "Listen, Cassie: I want to be a good doctor—a great one if I can. When I come back— r maybe, somehow the time'll pasj quickly—when I come back will you marry me?" (To Be Continued) tank engines. In the wool industry, labor sat down wilh management and helped work out the program of allocating production for civilian use. In the pottery industry, the management advisory group asked to have the head of the union called in as a technical consultant, but the industry branch chief vetoed the proposal. Policy on this point of labor-management participation, in summary, is still undetermined and performance is spotty. Labor leaders arc meanwhile boring from within lo get a greater voice in the affairs of management for all this war production, using the labor advisory committees as their vehicle. In industries where they are not given a voice, thyc threaten to force a showdown and would apparently be willing to wreck any industry branch group, just as they wrecked OPM, to gain their point. ing Ihe pachyderm on the track. It's what is known as the Progress Reporting Division. It sounds dull. Most of Ihe work in it is. Bui the results obtained aren't. The PRD has a list of more lhan 300 principal mil- ilary items now in production. Almost every minute of the day, "progress" sheets on each one of those items drops on the desk of one of PRD's officials. It shows lo the day, almost to the hour, exactly what the production status of that article is, and the minute a lag shows up, the Division reports to the proper WPB executive who takes sleps to pick up the slack. For example there are doxens of units that go into a tank. There are tank hulls, motors, transmissions, guns treads, etc. A bottleneck in any one of these will stop one whole section of the entire tank program. Almost as soon as there is a slowdown in the tank program the PRD official knows it. He calls for a breakdown on the tank production sheet. He gets another immediately that may show the slack is in transmissions. He gets another breakdown sheet, showing progress at all factories producing tank transmissions and then the trouble-shooting starts. In some instances, PRD officials say, they have been able to spot the source o fa bottleneck within 30 minutes after it first appeared on the initial progress sheet. There is plenty of red tape in the war production effort, even outside political circles. Any one who sels out to look for it, doesn't have to look far. The insignia of army officials stationed here is a blue star on a white background, encircled with a narrow band of red. Washington wags are fond of saying, "That's a general in a white fog, surrounded by red tape." Sometimes, it seems that Ihe whole business is like that, but it isn't and in spite of all the red tape there is, the U. S. production machine is gathering steam. STORIES IN STAMPS '•••*••••••*••• •• ••«•• ••••••. Malay Jungle Slows Pace of Axis Blitz A r PHE world has heard of the tremendous strides warfare ha; taken in the past quarter century and it has come to fear the word panzer in the wars of movement It is ciift'ei-cnl in Malaya. The war between Japanese and British in Malaya is with modern weapons, but in jungle terrain. Military tactics there are as old- fashioned as the headgear on the Sultan Iskandar pictured on the stamp above, issued in 1935. Reporters with the British troops in the Straits Settlements say that the small arms—bayonet, pistol, anci submachine gun—are the most elective in the tangled forests where tank and armored cur movement is restricted. Conflict between Jap and Tommy is a stalking encounter with camouflage the greatest offensive and defensive aid. Swampy land and thick underbrush make passage of the big guns impossible-,' Targets, too, are obscured. Fo-, luige and heavy mist shroud objectives. Effectiveness of artillery) fire cannot be gauged, for shells' plop into mud unseen by observa-' lion posts or airplanes. j The Malayan jungle put tliei blitz on Ihe iriU. Church News CHURCH OF CHRIST J. A. Copcland, Minister Bible classes meet each Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, and preaching at 11. Young People's Bible Class, 7 p. m.. Preaching 8, p. m. The subject for the sermon next Sunday morning will be, "Shall We Practice What We Preach, or Preach What We Practice?" Subject yet to be selected for Sunday night There was never a time when people needed to think more seriously about the religion of our Lord than now. Come, let us worship our God, and reason together. Barroom admirals and back street brigadier generals continue to expound how the war should be won. Guess we'll have to buy a gas mask. Jeff Cooper Funeral to Be 3 p. m. Sunday The funeral of Jeff Cooper, 34, Hope negro who died here Tuesday, will bo held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, March 1, al the Garrett Chapel Baptist negro church, the family announced Saturday. The Rev. F. R. Williams will officiate. ,'heTH EATERS • SAENGER Fri.-Sat.-"Miss Polly" and "Pals of the Pecos." Sun.-Mon.-Tues."Ride 'Em Cowboy" Wed.-Thurs.-"Playmates" RIALTO Matinee Daily Fri.-Sat.-"Honolulu Lu" and "Young Bill Hickok" Sun.-Mon.-"Pacific Blackout." Tues.-Wed.-Thurs.-"Kit Carson" and "Feminine Touch" • Motion Ptcturea Are Your Best Entertainment! RADIOS - BATTERIES BICYCLES and AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIES BOB ElMORE'S AUTO SUPPLY Bob Elmore, Owner SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY Gags! Nags! Sweeties and Swing Driven the Wild West Wilder The horses laugh! The coyotes howl! Even the bullets sing — in swingtime . . . Bud Lou ABBOTT ^ (OSTELLO li'! 'Ride 'Em Cowboy* — with — DICK FORAN ANNE GWYNNE JOHNNY MACK BROWN

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