Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 6, 1942 · Page 3
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_Sotufd av< Mareh » H6M it A ft/H 6 M, Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor .Sociar Calendar Sunday. March S(l, Clnl.ln.il of ihe , m ,. g c r y. begin- nprs, and primary departments of their F «Tl Molh "<! ifll <•'»»•<•'' and «"en tonchers will entcrlnln tlioir Parent* at (ho church, 5:30 o'e oT C "Morton of Nor.h Motulny, Mnrcli (Hit Circle No ] of ,,,„ WomenVl Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian church, home of Mrs. Carter Johnson. 3 o'clock. Circle No. 2 of the Women's Auxiliary of tho First Presbyterian church, the church, ;i o'c'lock. Circle No. 3 of the Women's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian church, the church, 3 o'c'lock. Circle No. 4 of the Women's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian church, home of Mrs E S Greening, 3 o'clock. Circle No. 5 of tho Women's Auxiliary of the First Presbyter- inn church, homo of Miss Elizabeth Bridewell, 7:30 o'clock. Circle No. 1 of the Women's Missionary Council of the First Christian church, home of Mrs. C. D. -Dickinson, South Main street 3:30 o'clock. ' Y. W. A. of the First Baptist church, homo oi Miss Margaret Gun tor. 100 South Shover, 7 o'clock. A home mission progarm The Women's Society of Christinn Service of the First Methodist church will meet at the church, 3 o clock. Group No. 2 of the Women's Christian council of the First Christian church will meet at the home of Mrs. Oliver Adams, 3:30 o clock. Tuesday, March Ifllh Members of the Iris Garden club will be entertained by Mrs K. O. Wingfield, 3 o'clock. Mrs. A. A. Allbrltton will present (he program and members are requested to bring n gift from their yard to bo exchanged. y, March llth Mrs. R. E. Jackson will review tho book, "This is the Victory" by Weatherhead at s benefit book review sponsored by the John Cain chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 3 o'clock Admission will bo a book for a soldier or a silver offering. Coinctery Assnclution Meets Friday Members of tho Cemetery Association met at the city hall in the council room F,riday afternoon with -i very small attendance. Mrs W. G. Allison, the president presided, and a few items of business were transacted. OUR BOARDING HOUSE E&At>,twiG<=>s/ WILL VOU SERVE AS RIOT ^ CALL CLANCY'S SECOND WI4EM HE BATTLES 600SAM ? PROMOTER., IT NMOOLD BH UNETHICAL FOR ME. TO SWING A TOWEL/wcw-1 PRIZE YOUR MENTALITY hfc TO MY OWN/ •***«• THE SCHOOL TEACHERS WJILL NAB YOU, TOSS|NeVf-ie £OSAR~ AROUND L rwAT/^ OKAYJ I'LL =AN KIM FOR YOU/ with ... Mojor Hoople SET , SO t CAN AT - • REL.. ON A MANHOLE COVER ALL DAV AND GOOGANi COULDN'T SRA'Z.E- ME: WITH A BULL FIDDLE/ UGAR. AMD PEPPER: 3-1 l< •I the THEATERS SAENGER Fri.-Sat.-"D;ite With the Falcon" and "End Man of Deadwood" Sun.-Mon.-Tut's.-"Ball of Fire" Wed.-Thurs.-"Swamp Water" • RIALTO Mntinec Daily Fri.-Sat.-"Treat 'Em Rough" and "Pirates on Horscgack" Sun.-Mon.-''Texas" Tucs.-Wed.-Thurs.-"In the Army Now" and "Foreign Correspondent." • Motion Pictures Are Your Best £?itertainme7it.' Bring us your Sick WATCH Speedy recovery guaranteed. Repair service very reasonable. PERKISON'S JEWELRY STORE 218 Soutli Walnut • NOTICE • Erie Ross is now employed by Keith's Barber Shop New Location on E. 3rd Next to Checkered Cafe Personal Mention Mrs. H. C. Whit worth and Mrs II U Lorenzen are spending Saturday in Caniden. -O- senator and Mrs. Lloytl Spencer departed Saturday for Washington D C —O— Mr. and Mrs. Leo Robins and daughter, Nancy, who is a student at Arkansas Stato Teachers' college are •spending Saturday in Hot Springs -O— Mrs. Pearl Nordstrom of Seneca Mo is visiting her daughter, Mrs J w" Chandler, and Mr. Chandler, 102 West Ifilh street. —O— Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Wilson antl sons, who have made their home in the city for tho past several months depart this week-end for Harrison to visit relatives before going to Waco, I oxas. —O— Miss Evelyn Dossett is spending the week-end in Shrevcport. Mrs. Myrtle C. Morton will arrive Saturday from North Little Rock to be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dolphus Whitten, Jr. for the week-end. Mrs Morton will address ^ group of parents at the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon. —O— T Nn' S 'r> J> , L ' Gr ° C " ' S hoille from Little Rock whore she visited friends and attended the bedside of Mrs Jimmy Mead, who is critically ill in St Vincent's Informary. Mrs. Mead has been fl frequent visitor in the home of the J. L. Greens. Edson in Washington Blacklist Blacks Out Many Axis Firms WASHINGTON - It's n pleasure to<-> report that some of the trade battles of this war arc being won by our Farmers are going to do their part by raising a big wheat crop. Say it with flour. It won't bo long now till we'll bo going to picnics to forget everything •including the salt and pepper. Ni lew SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY You'll LAUGH .. with your heart wide open! Watch the glamorous night-club queen give the professor some high-powered lessons in hoy- toy-toy. . . . Then catch a dose of giggle-fever when they start saying "I love you" in sling- lingo . . . And feel your heart go bouncing as Gary and Barbara bring you the tenderest romance of the season . . . According to one political theory, you know, all wars are supposed to bo fought over nothing more than international trade rivalries. The countries concerned merely tnke up arms when commercial competition reaches such a point [ho globe-trotting traveling salesmen can't dispose of their nations' surplus production or can't buy enough of the other countries' merchandise by peaceful means and have to fall back on the shotgun method. A good case can be made for that theory in the present brawl if you say Hitler went to war simply to give Germany control of western world trade, and Japan ditto to get control of Oriental trade. Whether you agree with that oversimplified analysis or not, if over there was a war that was fought with commercial battles as well as military and naval battles, this is it. The textbook name for these conflicts is economic warfare and in this field of strategy it is now being revealed that tho Nazis don't know all the tricks. Consider, for instance, some of tho recent . developments on the South American front alone. It is hero that United States gumshoo forces have contacted the enemy in a big way. Most spectacular of the battles fought in this sector have been with the so-called "blacklist" as the principal weapon. This list of certain blocked nationals has designated those firms with axis control and sympathies and has prohibited trade with them. First reports of casualties inflicted by this weapon arc beginning to trickle bach and they road well. Works Well in Mexico In Mexico, some 200 blacklisted firms with assets of more than l(i million pesos have been forced into bankruptcy. That loaves the way open for Mexican business houses to pick up the business and so strengthen Mexico's internal position. Axis firms which have survived the blacklist have been those with exceptionally strong reserves, but the word is now that even these companies will be forced to the wall within six months or so. Similar reports come back from Cuba. There, out of some 65 principal axis firms blacklisted, 18 have been forced out of business and the trado of 26 has been completely paralyzed. • STORliS IN STAMPS Other business houses affected have survived only by a change of ownership or reorganization in which Cuban capital has taken over. In Guatemala, one of the principal German businesses affected has been in the insurance field. Government decree here simply put nil German insurance companies, which had the bulk of the business, under a government trusteeship. Books, files, funds and all assets wore taken over. Trade balances of nearly ..jl the South American countries have soared in the past year, increased war production purchases of raw material's by the United States being entirely responsible. Brazil's favorable trade balance, for instance, jumped from ?12 million in 1940 to more than ?G5 million in 1941. No wonder Brazil leans this way. Bolivia Builds Surplus Bolivia's financial position has so improved that the country has been reported to have a $15 million surplus on deposit in New York. Some of this surplus has been used to buy up quietly Bolivian bonds at tho current, greatly reduced market value. Bolivia, in other words, is retiring her national debt at considerable saving to the public treasury. Another indication of Bolivian affluence was the recent agreement, subject to latei ratification by Bolivian government under which a payment of $1.5 million will be made to Standard Oil of New Jersey for claims dating back to 1937, when Bolivia nationalized its oil rights. In one South American republic, all this new war prosperity has had a significant result. Uruguay's imports from the United Stales for 1941 were eight million pesos. Her exports have risen to 45 million pesos. So the Chamber of Deputies passed a law requiring all public officials to register their wealth upon election and to report their wealth when their term has expired. The information is to be made public and the idea, of course, is to keep a n eye on government officials who might get too rich as a result of this new national wealth. Singing Those Hired Help Blues Moving to Capital Like Making Home on Desert By LTJCRKCE IIUDGINS Wide World Features Writer WASHINGTON - Setting up housekeeping in Washington during wartime is like trying to make a home lor yourself on a desert island, only worse. On on island you can always find n tree in which to roost, and even Robinson Crusoe found himself n Mon Friday. But try and find yourself a Man Friday or just a Giri-on-Wednesdays in Washington! Starts Like This: Call up the employment agencies and tell 'em you're a new-comer in the cil yand would like them to send up some cooks to be interviewed. "Sorry," they say, "we don't have any right now." "How about somebody to clean house, then?" ou ask. "Well," they say, after hunting through their note books, "we have a girl who can come in three hours a day. But she'll have to be off by noon as she has another job in the afternoons." So you call up all your friends to see whether they know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who wants a job. When you finnaly get somebody don't even ask if she's a good cook or reliable. Just so it's somebody who wants a job. you're satisfied. That is you're satisified until things begin to happen. Like what happened to Marrybelle Thomas. Her maid came to work on a Monday morning, and every day that week one of the towels disappeared from the bath room. Every morning Marybelle put a towel on the rack over the tub and that night when she came home from work it was gone The day Marybelle finally worked up enough courage to ask the maid about the towels was the day the maid decided she didn't want to work anymore. She's never ben seen since Neither have the towels. Or maybe it'll be something like what happened to the Jack Bells. When Jack was mixing cocktails for some dinner guests his new maid said, "I sure wouldn't mind if you fixed me one of those things, too, Mr. Bell." Sure, Sure, Susie Jack said "Help yourself, Susie," and left her with the bottle Two hours later the Jack Bells had to take their six dinner guests out to a restaurant. Not counting the price of the meal that burned up, the evening's bill came to 12 dollars for food plus a dollar for a tip and 60 cents to have Susie carried home in a taxi. But the saddjst war story I know is that of my friends, the C. C. Worthingtons. They have a cook who has been with them so long she is the nearest thing to a family retainer you're likley to find in the 20th cent- Billy Mitchell Y Son a Soldier It seems that too many Americans need a good belt before they'll buckle down. The average life of a coin is 25 years. That's what it gets for traveling so fast. An agency finds married men make the best collectors. They know all the excuses. What Critics Say of Capital Hill Senator Aids Another and Generally Wants Something B.v JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON - As long as I can remember, some adverse critics of the Hill have been insisting that congress in general, and the senate in particular, is a sort of secret society in which, once you have subscribed to the oath of office, you can depend upon your most perverse colleague's coming to your aid in time of trouble. Now. I've seen enough political hair-pulling in both houses to know that the oratorical salve the members occasionally rub on each other's backs isn't wholly free of ground glass. I know also where those critics got their amunition. The senate frequently piles it up on a silver platter and hands it over to them. Such was tho case the other day when Sen. Harry S. Truman, of Missouri, took the floor and defended the senate interstate commerce committee, Chairman Burton K. Wheeler, the senat and congress -... against allegations that failure to The other night I was amazed to pass legislation permitting wire-tapping in espionage cases had anything to do with the surprise attack at /Pearl Harbor. Tracing the history of wire-tapping legislation from 1934, Senator Truman pointed out that when the house in 1941 voted down the wire-tapping bill, the senate interstate commerce committee had passed over introducing a similar bill. "Reports came to individual senators (of testimony before the house committee that reported out the bill) emphasizing the need for care in introducing this kind of legislation," said the senator. "We heard, for example, that important witnesses before the house committee had testified that wire-tapping might endanger national defense, might hurt workers' morale, and thus "interfere with maximum production "Finally, word came to various members of.our subcommittee that many labor organizations had appeared be see the Worthingtons standing in a line in a cafeteria. "What's this?" I asked. "Cook's night out?" Mrs. Worthington swallowed hard and surreptitiously wiped away a tear. Mr. Worthington gently patted his wife's arm. .-"Worse than that," he said, looking like a man who prepared for a long hard winter. "Cook' got a job with government." Barbs. A determined Corp. John E, Mitchell, son of the late, air- minded Brig.-Gen. William (Billy) Mitchell, reports for duty at Ft. Knox, Ky., armored force officer school. He'll train .in tanks .to become a second lieutenant. 1 Germany's public debt has trabltcf since the war began The statistics J refer only to money, of course, ', Radio amateurs are urged not |o~ f , transmit information that might aid' the pnerny. In other words, the harrts shouldn't make eggs of themselves, Don't tell us there is a shortage of textiles after the way the ladies have been saving material on dresses all these years! ' The idea of moving the clocks ahead an hour in wartime is to get' us all up earlier to get ahead of the . Rising Sun. Herr Goebbels' latest propaganda* makes the pagan god Wotan a first cousin of the Jap sun god. Next log-* ical step is to rechristen Adolf Hiro* hitler. (such as exists in nearby trailer towns) and emergency bunking (three and four persons living in one small room) have reached such a level that Washington is right at the point oft-pilling over into tents and park benches. Similar conditions have been rfc« ported in many communities, but in a lot of them, the boom-town log jam is being cleared out. Doctors, government officials and police heite '. are saying that if NHA doesn't act and fast, serious impairment of health and efficiency and the spread of crime^ in Washington will be a lot morei* serious to the prosecution of our war .effort than enemy submarines ' popgunning at oil refineries along our' coasts. fore the house committee in opposition to the wire-tapping bill. They asserted that such -i power would be used more against labor than against ies." A year earlier, the house had passed a wire-tapping bill, but the legis- Curvesome Catch Product* by SAMUEL GOLDWYN Scieen Ploy by Choilel BrockotI ond Billy Wilder Diitritutiti ty RKO RADIO fittum AND HEAR GENE KRUPA BEAT OUT 'DRUM BOOG ™,.';v1- ;•>."•; '••'• :.':-;~\V- ! . ; :';: : . : :vSv.vS'.'S.:W; • ; :-;r7>"v.':^: "TO'g-gRTv»:WjW;?r:t-R':^»;-i: •£,<. ADDED ATTRACTIONS Latest News — 21 Dollars a Day Javanese Natives Help Dutch Fight Invaders TMPORTANT factors in Dutch successes over Jap invaders in! the Netherlands East Indies are the small, sturdy natives who have put away tribal dress and donned battle garments in defense of their homes and peaceful way of life. ' The stamp above, issued in 1941. pictures a Javanese dancer. Java is one of the larger islands of the Malay archipelago known as the, Sundra islands. Capital of Java and the Dutch East Indies is Batavia, a city heav-, ily Dutch in flavor but where natives still come to the houses to sell vegetables and other wares. • Javanese — before bombs and shells volcanically disrupted them —led smooth, unruffled lives. Gen-, tie, happy, they have much the same character and attitude to-i ward life as their more publicized neighbors, the Balinese. The butcher, baker, milkman and flower boy—traveling market people who brought their goods from the country to the housewife's door in the city—are now leading Dutch troops through island thickets. lative year was almost over; and according to Senator Truman, "when many senators were basent, and when many pressing matters of a far more serious nature were occupying the time of those senators who were in Washington." There is much more to the senator's defense, including the assertion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had resorted to wire-tapping in Hawaii before Dec. 7, 1941, since there were opinions from the Department of Justice that there was no specific law against wire-tapping, only a law against evidence obtained this way being used against accused persons. Referring to a statement by Sen. Alben Barkley, Democratic floor leader, Sen. David I. Wash, of Massachusetts, said: "I assume that when the senator says that all of us ought to assume some responsibility for what happened at Pearl Harbor, he refer to the general smugness of the American people, and he does not mean that congress failed to take any action that might have changed the situation?" .And Senator Barkley said: "I did have in mind the general smugness of the American people." Senator Walsh added: "Which Congress shared." Jzaarc Walton probably would have done more fishing and less nS 'nff^r? 1 U had he draw " in his » et with this lovely haul Delightful Donna Reed, pride of Denison, la., now makes movie lots lots more interesting. DUDLEY Flour & Feed Co. ON COTTON ROW SEE US FOR Seed Potatoes Fertilizer Defense Housing Is Mishandled National Housing Agency Eliminates 16 Bureaus By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON —' Among the longstanding mismanagements of national defense, place a double check beside housing for defense and war workers. The other day, the President established the National Housing AencV and the secret was out. Until then there had been 16 (sixteen) separate and unrelated agencies and bureaus of the government dealing with housing. Is it any wondr they spent most of their time stepping on each other's toes? John B. Blandford, Jr., -who has had nothing to do with any of these agencies but has been assistant director of the budget, is head of the new setup. Charles F. Palmer, who has been coordinator of defense housing (but as such has had his hands tied with 16 knots and no cooperation from congress) is going to England to study war housing there. What happens now remains to be seen, but behind all of this is an amazing muddle, especially as regards your national capital, where housing is one of the worst of all possible messes and is likely to get worse before it gets better, no matter how fast NHA acts. For more than- two years, ' Washington has been growing at a staggering rate. Tlie tidal wave of new workers has reached the.level of 200 a day and this doesn't account for relatives and families who accompany them, nor for the hordes of non-government business men, lobbyists and what-not who. have been pouring in since the first defense bill was passed Yet aside from what private construction firms, the peace time social housing programs and an appeal to patriotic house owners to rent rooms to defense workers, practical! ynothing has been done. Not long ago, the House committee on Public Buildings and Grounds had before it the Lanham bill to provide ?50,000,000 for defense housing in the District of Columbia. Palmer, testifying before the committee, said: "I do not know of any words with which I can make more emphatic the gravity of the situation. If we are again delayed by controversies over details: indeed, if the bill that I have suggested does not make funds available within the next few weeks. I cannot accept responsibility for the disastrous conditions that face Washington and for the effect such conditions will have upon our war effort." So far as the "disastrous conditions" are concerned, make-shift housing ~& NOTICE • • • • W. B. WILLIAMS Has joined the personnel of the CAPITAL BARBER SHOP and invites his friends and customers to visit him CAPITAL BARBER SHOP m FINE WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIR A WATCH CRYSTALS 35c RADIOS - BATTERIfS BICYCLES and AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIES BOB ELMORE'S AUTO SUPPLY Bob Elmore, Owner ORIANA AMENT BOYETT Tescher of Music-Voice, Piano. Art-Drawing, Painting, Studio 608 South Maio Street Phone 318 W Automatic Water Heaters Harry W. Shiver Plumbing Repairs Phone 259 309 N. Mail, •a t< i t 4 , f } V -1 'W *rf*mm CTA — WANT-ADS MIDNIGHT PREVIEW Saturday 11:15 'BALL OF FIRE" Coming SUNDAY and MONDAY _rt^$SS8B'XM& ^ A Thundering Epic Heroic Adventure! . All the Great Action Pio tures you've ever dreamed of ... Rolled into One! 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