Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 11, 1942 · Page 2
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 11, 1942
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HO PC STAR, MOM, ARKANSAS Wc<J«e*<foy, March It, ''*''"'' ' *-- -- %0ver1941 Farmers Warned Against Overbidding on Land Prices i eat estate prices in western aS are 15 per cent higher than 1 ago, announces Walter L. Rust, ent of the Federal Land Bank . • Louis. His announcement is oft a special survey Inade by Land Bank appraisers and farm loan associations. Re_ were made on all f arm real ate sales and not confined to Fed- lang bank and commissioner sales, . ;@The inflativJtary trend in the market npted the Federal larid bank pres- nt to warn farmers against bidding up much above price levels at ,» it will yield a fair return on basis of normal productionTand *Jty prices. i ''/Although the average oi Arkansas *" m teal estate prices has been up to normal level of 1910-14 for only a noxf, the greater number of vol- fjttritary sales and greater, activity of wail estate dealers indicate the pres- of certain inflatibnary factors W 'U * )ear watching," Rust said. iS not a good time to be swayed mto^paying prices that result in con- ^iraciang, a • heavy debt load that will khave to be repaid on the basis of nor- gnal prices. It would : be:; both more atriotic and economically safe to invest^surplus funds in Defense bonds amps than to make a "shoe- investment in farm real estate. 'Federal Land Bank's established ticy'of making loans on the basis fjfnormal production and values is nized as being this nation's most iluen.tial and courageous factor in hstability because it tended to lift •ices during the depression and will , to deter runaway boom prices." check with L. C. Honeycutt, local ^national farm loan association secre- _(?tary-treasurer at Nashville, sho%ys that Stsflhis association unit has no farms for Big Blow for Uncle Sam Oil and Gas (Continued From Page One) SW; N S 'SW, Sec. 2, £J3, R ge . 21. V Warranty. Deed filed 3-1,0-42, A. L, J Gentry et ux to Dale Gentry, S. SE; ,,£5% Sec. 2, Twtp. 13 Rge. 21. t! 'VSTarranty Tteed filed 3-1-42, R. J. /BfeU et ux to H.' L.. Gentry, S SE '.•SW Sec. 2, Twp. 13, Rge. 21. , /^ PTmeral Deed filed 3-10-42,- Otis Jjv Lahgston et ux to.Jeff Hamilton, NW Sec. 30, Twp. 12, Rge. 21. O. & G. Lease, f3ed 2-10-42, Joe L iflEvans et al to Hunt Oil Co. NE SE 27, Twp. 14 Rge. 23. G. Lease filed 3-1-42, Grove Timber Co., t oHunt Oil Co. So that America can get 'em flying faster and better, this giant wind tunnel has been built at LocKheed in Los Angeles. It's largest commercial wind tunnel in U. S. and tests model planes and wing portions. Prescott News By HELEK HESTERLY Telephone 163 Former Prescott Resident Dies Mrs. J. C. Murry, 49, of Gurdon, died in a Booneville Sanatorium at noon Monday. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mary Carolyn, Gurdon; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Mae Wright, Pine Bluff and Mrs. D. R. Patterson, Monroe, La.; three brothers, James T. Young, Gurdon; Milton Young, Arkadelphia and Camp Rob.- inson; and Fletcher Young of Arkadelphia. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30,. in the Gurdon Methodist Church, by the Rev. Robert L. Long, and interment will be in Rose Hedge Cemetery. Mrs. Murray, 3 former resident of Prescott, will be remembered here as Miss Winnie Young. Sec 27, Twp. 14 Rge. 23. ' & G Lease flied 3-9-42, J. M. "B'ulter et ux to Lion Oil Refining Co., SE SE NE; E NE SE; E N SE SE; NW SW, Sec. 27, Twp. 13, Rge. Deed, filed 3-10-42 R. B. PBurnV et ux to Bertha P. McRae Sec. 7^ Twp. 14, Rge. 22. , O. & G. Lease, fUed 3-9-42, W. L. -WJiite et al to F. F. Meadows N NW Iff-. S NW, Sec. 12, Twp. 13, Rge, 21. Red Cross Home Nursing 1 Course The first meeting of The Red Cr.oss Home Nursing Course was held Tuesday afternoon at. the Armory. The class is being conducted by Miss Mary De Roach. Twenty eight have registered for the afternoon classes, which will meet each Tuesday and Friday at four o'clock. The night classes will be conducted every Tuesday and Friday at seven o'clock at the Armory. Ten have registered. for the night classes. Walter Jr., have returned to their home in Lake Village after being the guest of Mrs. Mountcastle's mother Mrs. Joe A. Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. Bryon Franks and daughter, Ann, of Longview, Texas are spending a few days with relatives and friends. Mrs. E. E. Gordon of Chicago is the guest of her mother, Mrs. J. M. Powell. Miss Pearl Conner and Miss Opal Lesley attended the races Tuesday in iot Springs. Mrs. Joe A. Bailey is the guest of ier sister, Mrs. Jim Whitmore and Mr. Whitmore in Little Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Suckle are vacationing in Miami Beach, Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Foster visited in Hot Springs Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. George Christopher have returned from, a two week trip to, points in Florida. Crop Insurance Closes on 16th E. N, Marttndale Warns Formers of Deadline The cotton fnnuers ot Hempstead county are warned Wednesday by County AAA Chairman E. N. Martindale that only a few more days re-, main for them to take out cotton crop insurance before the March 16 deadline. "Crop insurance offers protection all through the normal crop year until the cotton is weighed in on the gin scales," Mr. Martindale pointed put, "but insurance must be taken out before March 16 or before the crop is planted. ! "Crop insurance contracts are now [ I being written in the local AAA office ! in the courthouse. The cotton pro- . ducer who does not apply for insur- ; an.ce during the few days left before March 16 will have missed his oppor- ! tunity for this year to protect him- I self against crop-loss, improve his' : financial standing, and assure himself,' of a return in the fall for his season's work." ' I The producer may insure his crop, for 50 per cent or 75 per cent of his farm's average annual production. The premium, which may be paid in cash or cotton or deducted from payments due under the farm program or from indemnities in case of crop-loss, will depend on the crop-loss record ot the farm. In coses of total crop loss the in- demnitj- will be paid as soon as the loss is established. In case of partial loss, the premium will be paid at the Bridesmaid Rides a Taxpayers: This Will Help Cheer You Up BUTTE, Mont. A minor sought end of the season. The insurance policy will cover lorses in quantity but not in grade. With gas rationing underway In Hawaii, one bride hired a bus to carry 'the wedding party trom the church to the reception, 10 milps away. Here Is Mrs., Hubert Breneman, a bridesmaid, leaving the bus. Social Land (Continued From Page One) McCoskill Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Cox and little 'daughter of Little Rock visited her parents Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Gentry this week-end. '<!t«i MISS, Letha Curtis, Milburn and £ r^ Woodrow Curtis, visited relatives in '"•P Dorado last week-end. , Afffeg Gib) a Wardlow spent the week-end with Mis? Jean. E&vis of Miss J^nelle McCaskill spent Tues- ay night with Miss Marcia Stephns of Blevms, Graydon Anthony and daugh- Bonnie, were shopping in Hope aturday. ss. Cornelia Ruth, Hipp of Nash- visited relatives here this, week- spent the Norma, Jean Gra<$e ek-end with Miss of Bel ton. ijrs. G. 4 W. Anthony entertained • Woman's Society of Christian Serin. her h#me Monday afternoon. 16 children of Dan Graham, of e county, N. C., all have names sing with "A^' Rotary Club The Rotary Club met Tuesday at noon at The Broadway Hotel. Mr. C. A. Robinson, superintendent oi the Prescott schools, bave an instructive talk on Sugar Rationing. He explained fully how to use the stamps in y,our War Ration Book. Society Mrs. Walter Mountcastle and son Calendar Thursday The Executive Meeting of the P. T. A. will be held at Junior High School at 3:00. All officers and committee chairmen are urged to be present. ' P. T. A. will meet at the Junior High School. The meeting has been changed to Thursday, because of the Red Cross Course which meets Friday afternoon. The association's meeting will convene at 3:30. Friday The Associational Sunday School Conference for Red River Association will be held at the First Baptist Church beginning at 10:00 a. m. Capital's First Total Blackout Adjoining Maryland, Virginia Counties Included WASHINGTON—The capital in wartime: The "District" and adjoining counties in Maryland and Virginia had their first all-night blackout the other night, and officials said it was practically a 100 per cent success—if you can call row after row of darkened residence and business buildings a success. Fact is, the blackout failed in two important respects: 1. Government buildings (except the White House!) were ablaze with light. Don't Keep 'Em in the Dark Let Young America Know the Happenings of War By DOROTHY ROE Wide World Features Writer Should children be allowed to hear what the newspaper headlines say? "'' This is the question being asked more and more often these days ns American families make the daily newspaper and the radio in the living room a central gathering point. The answer, given after careful consideration by authorities of the Child Study Association of America, is — "It's all right if you don't overdo it." They Know What's Up It would be foolish to attempt to keep children from hearing any war news. It's useless to pretend that things are the same in America as they were befort December 7, 1941. Children naturally a,re aware of the changed tempo of the times, the new urgency. To make a mystery of the war would be not only unfair, but dangerous. Radio news bulletins offer children ings which could be effected without impairing services to farmers. "Even though the evident waste and extravagance permitted in the operation of the Farm Security Administration's program are almost unbelievable, even more alarming to farmers is the questionable philosophy behind it. There seems to be no re- I gard for the preservation of private j enterprise and private landownership. One of the agency's longtime objec-, lives, as listed in a paper at n meeting in Columbus, Ohio, last year, called by Washington officials, reads: 'Exercise of the rights of public domain as a means of securing the sub-division of large land holdings into family-type farms. Compensate owners of such large holdings on the basis of earning capacity values.' Another recommends, 'A graduated system of land taxes under which progressively higher taxes would be levied against units in. excess of fnrri' Uy-type holdings,' and a third proposes 'that the agency 'acquire government title to as much land as possible. Retain, land now held by the government.' The wages and hours law for agricultural workers which, incidentally, would affect thousands of tenant farmers who must employ labor at least part of the year, also the help of n deputy in the internal revenue bureau with his income tax. "You don't owe any tax," the de[ puty replied after n little figuring. "Well, that's too bad," replied the miner. "This is a pretty good country. So here's 20 bucks, n present for Uncle Sam." Old Man of Mangum MANGUM, Ok In. — M')— Most of her pupils were absent with measles and various other militants but six-year- old Ben AnMlin was at his desk nnd so Teacher Dorothy Hammnn asked him how he esrniied Illness), "Oh, I had the measles" nnd all that stuff when I was a kid," he replied. less expenditure of funds than previously used by, or now available to, the Farm Security Administration, with considerable less personnel, and without certain practices by this n- gency which farmers, including many of the agency'--, own clients, tind to be both insidious and indefensible. Nothing Personal '"The Arkansas Funn.Bureau Fcdern- tion wishes to emphasize that the issues developing out of this investigation insofar ns our organization's relationship with employes of the Farm Security Administration in Arkansas are entirely devoid of personalities. Taken as a group, we have the utmost confidence in those employees, a number of whom have compiled records of outstanding .service to agriculture in this state over a period of years, however it ha? been obvious for some time that the policies of this agency which farmers h»ve found unacceptable have originated elsewhere and that their thinking and judgment have not been considered to any great degree in the develop- Tabernacle to (Continued from, Page One) provided by Mrs. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Mays, Mrs. J. E. Hnmill, the ladies chorus, and the men'a. quartet. Services will be hold every night beginning at 7:-)5, except Saturday night, for two weeks. Supply Group for Farmers Committee of 9 Appointed From Over Hempstead To see that nothing stands in thp way of the expanded production of essential foods which has been requested by government authorities us war effort n Farm Labor Supply Committee has been organized in Hempstead county. The Committee . . ,. i . . mi . . . . "• •—-••• I^'H-M-. t-WMllljr , A J1V l*UULIlll IU-V? mg of these policies. The criticism consis(s of g [&rmcrs { different of policies and pracUces now boinK, -gee-linns of the county, u vocational directed against the Farm Security | agricum,,.,,! teacher, F. 'S. A. Super- Administration in our opinion, is the result of extreme centralization of authority and is the best, evidence that could be presented in support of our consistent complaint that the ever-growing trend toward so-called 'streamlining' of farm programs is detrimental to the best interests of agriculture and a violation of the fundamental democratic processes. "Arkansas is an agricultural state. Agriculture is all that we have. The issues involved in this matter should command the intense interest of every citizen of this state. The facts brought out in the open by this investigation have been common knowledge to farmers for several years and complaints for corrective action have reached such magnitude that they can not longer be overlooked. For some time farmers have been fearful that public resentment- against this one phase of the over-all farm program would place not only the worthwhile features of this program but also all of their other programs in jeopardy." Administration Is. cooperating with, the farm Inhor situation by offering' to release laborers from their projects when and w.here needed. To bring the results of the s,Urvey to date nnd consider the labor situation outlook a meeting of the com- millec will be heUl in. the Coun.ty( Extension Office Friday of. thj.i week according to. Mr. I. E. Odom, Chairman, Mr. Harvey B, Barr, Chairman of the Hempstend County Selective Board, will be in attendance and vtUI •Hscui's "Occupational Dofcfvm.i'ii.t of i Individuals Engaged in Agriculture." President Roosiwlt recently ' made thi- statement thai us a part ot our production effort food • is still just as important os munitions. The members of fho Labor Supply , Committee in addition to Mr. I. E.' Odom are Mr. C. W. Wilson, Mr. T. A. Cornelius. Mr. D. M. Kent, Mr. H. Earl King, Mr. E. M. McWilliams, Mr. Warren Nesbil, Mr. Odh Land- iis, Mr. Willjam O. UritUofleld, Manager U. S. Employment Service, Mr. «Jj R. E. Jackson. Voontional Education, Mr. T. W. Wagner, District Director of Training wul Reemploymenl Works Project Administration, Mr. John V. Ferguson, Farm Security Supervisor, and Mr. Olive L. Adams, County Agonl. -f ~ IM. » m*-- Negro C of C to Meet Wednesday Night The entire membership of il.io Hope nuKra chamber of commerce, Ls urged to be present nt (lie regular meeting, Wednesday night. Matters of civilian defense, will be discussed, nnd other , problems of vital interest .will be Inkon up. f£ Paddy Wagon Passe; He Rides 'Em on Bike KiNGSPORT, Term. -(/I 1 )- Police-* man John D. arker pounds his beat on r bike ... a rcd-aiid-whlc bicycle, complete with first uid kit behind and n spot light on the handle bars. Thci-oV a basket on it, too. This, a- VOWK ticker, is "to haul drunks in $f when they gut so they cun.'t walk." is proposed in this document. Ownership at Stake "Farmers as a group, and the Farm Bureau as a large national organization, do not propose to sit idly by and ?ee the very essence of democracy, which is private land ownership, destroyed. We do not propose to sit idly | and see idealists attempt to re- Super visor. Works Project Administration and Employment Office representative and the county agent. Mr. \. E. Odom of Fulton, is chairman. The purpose of Hie Farm Labor Supply Committee is to plan effectively and carry out a program aimed at more efficient utilization of the available farm labor supply. The Committee for the past week has taking requests from farmers needing farm labor as laborers, sharecroppers and tenants and the. registration of available farm labor that is not placed at present. This survey is underway through neighborhood members of the County Agricultural Planning Committee which is the official director of all Agricultural iu- foririatiott to, formers in the neighborhoods. The survey card? when filled ou,t arc delivered to the Hope Office of Employment Service which has organized ; Farmer's Placemen) Service to find the right kind ol farm assistance and to place' this as- SLSlnncc where it is most needed at the right time. The Works Project same element—carbon. Snow Collector LUBBOCK, Tex. —(/P)— Collecting 4 snow is the hobby of Dr. Julian Paul Blitz, head of the music department at Texas Tech. He has 900 bottles of snow collected in Siberia, Newfoundland, Little America and oilier far- flung places. They are sealed, labeled and buried deep in the ground. 1 How It Started Golf knickers are culled "plus fours' 1 because a tailor added four inches to tlie width when he was told that the standard length was not roomy enough. Difference A ton of charcoal sells for about $20. while n fort of poor qu;ility dia- j monds would bring about ?7. r >,000,000, ; yet both are composed entirely of the n a for mof vicarious excitements, a I m . ak P "I 1 of afincuUure on the basis feeling that they have a persosal part of - the - lowest br! «*et. They do not in the drama of the war. They Learn Quickly Mothers are advised include children in normal conversation about the war, but to find other active 2. Many people simply turned out, outlets for their energies. Children their lights and went to bed or the movies. Thus, while their homes were dark, they weren't doing what and adults alike may develop "war jitters" after a continuous all-dap stream of radio war bulletins. Out- subscribe to the theory that a man with more than 40 acres of land is civilian defense officials wanted them • door activities and games will relieve to do, and that was to make real | the tension. preparations for a real blackout—like j Children in England have learned in putting up black curtains and such. I a surprisingly short time to take the By and large, lights from homes f war and its dangers in stride. A calm were so scarce that they drew spec- I and intelligent attitude on the part ial comment from air raid wardens | of parents will remove most of ths when a few did pierce the gloom. | hazards of undue excitement or an- Chairman McCarran of the Sen- xiety. ate District Committee, on an inspection tour with James M. Landis, Children normally are adaptable, thrive on excitement. If their ou,tsic!e national director of the Office of interests remain normal, they should 1 be in little danger of "war nerves." Renders Itself Civilian Defense, commented: "If the federal government is to re- ! main here during and after an air raid, j those buildings that stand out prom- ! When the Texas wild hog, or jave- inently should certainly be blacked lina, is wounded, its flesh is rendered out. They make a wonderful target." rancid by a gland in its back, which Col. Lemuel Bolles, District defense 'Ceases a fluid that spreads through- executive, who described the black- out the bociy ' out generally as an example of "free I men disciplining themselves," explained ruefully that District author- There are months that have more rain than April in almost, every country in the world. Announcement To the people of Hope, Hempstead County and Southwest Arkansas^ I wish to announce that I have purchased the Hope Creamery & Dairy Company. It is now under new management and will be known as DUE'S DAIRY To both old and new customers -— your continued patronage- wiU be appreciated. Give us a Trial. Phone 938. i. CUE OLSEN Street Hope ities have "no control" over federal buildings. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself . . . which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ad- I vance. ..." | President Roosevelt didn't make any speech as he entered his tenth year I in the White House, but if he had he I might well have repeated the mes- ' sage of his inaugural address on the ; bleak Mavch day in 1933 when he told the nation he would ask for power "as great as the power that would be giv- ! en to we if we were in fgct invaded by a foreign foe." The President took little time at all to observe the passing of another year of his stewardship. He went to church, but there was no sermon- just prayers, prayers for help in accomplishing his cruellest task, "to convert retreat into advance. 1 ' You'd think the stories of crowded Washington would make everyone stay away who didn't really have to come here. But you can't scare the Daughters of the American Revolution! Their by-laws call for them to meet in Washington the week of April 19 (annivarsary of the Battle of Lexington), arid they're determined to do it. Already, however, it's apparent there won't be hotel rogms for the thousands who usually attend the DAR's annual "Continental Congress." In January 665 rooms had been booked, but at latest reports hotels had cancelled more than 150 reservations. More may be dropped because the hostelries have pledged themselves of questionable character and that one with more than 80 acres of land is ;i public enemy, un alarming philosophy projected from Washington and one which has been spreading steadily through the efforts of « radical group ol employees in the Department of Agriculture. Unity at this time is of paramount importance, and farmers have no. time for any individual or group who would attempt to divide Agriculture on an economic basis. "Neither do farmers subscribe to the theory that cheap and easy credit. will solve the farm problem because this theory has been discredited too rftnn, both in this country and in Europe. Cheap credit and plentiful •curces of it are certainly desirable and necessary in the operation of a farm, and the Farm Bureau has been consistent in championing this principle, but all of the credit in the woilt:, regardless of how cheap it may I ', will not save faims 'unless prices for farm commodities and their re- Ktionsrhip tc industrial prices and tho wages of labor are favorable. <if DcnD.Ki.cK "Some of these individu.las point to Denmark as an example of the abolition of tenancy through soft credit. The record sjio.ws that i« 1918. farmers of Denmark owed 32 percent of their total assets, which compared with 25 per cent in this country. Cheap nnd easy credit was offered as the solution of the tenancy problem, and a "streamlined' program was inaugurated. The farm credit system was centralized and tenancy decreased from 50 percent to 4 percent. But when Hitler marched into the low countries in 1940 farmers in Denmark owed 86 per cent of their total as- 'ets. Tenancy had decreased but the government owned the land. Farms were subject to foreclosure, families were being evicted, and 'lund- owner.s' were subject to the political whims and idealogies of politicians. No less of an authority on credit than Dr. E. C. Young of Purdue University discredits the philosophy of cheap and easy credit as n cure-all for the farm problem and in recent public statements and published articles on the subject he h: •; warned the farmers of this nation that the preservation of their credit system on a sound and decentralized basis ij, essential to the preservation of democracy. "Membership in the. Faim Bureau is all-inclusive without regard for i ace, color, eu' creed, and without regard for the- size and nature of any individual's farming operations. The truth of the matter is that a majority of the organization's members, including those in Arkansas, are in the low-income bracket, therefore we naturally are strongly in favor of every legitimate assistance possible to them, whether they be landown- to take care first of people who come ' ers, tenant.s or sharecroppers, in order here on war business. \ tlwt they may be attained with much Quality is the first rule in buying things to eat and drink at home, Nobody wants |es&. Coca-Cola has quality, — the quality of genuine goodneif. Its taste has a thrill that » pleasantly exciting. Its refreshment satisfies. You trust its quality VN.PER AUTHORITY OF -THE COCA-CQIA COMPANY BY HOP! COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY PHONE 392 L. HOLLAMQN 114 WEST 3rd.

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