Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 11, 1942 · Page 7
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 11, 1942
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1 'i lor 1942 Nature Pro mi America a Bumper Crop This Year <• jly ROBERf GIEGER pdo World features DENVER— Water! Plus land. And seeds. Sunshine on warm, earth. ! By man. By beast. such stuff is a beet sugar crop promises America n bumper this year. How much sugar the !ORIANA AMENT BOYETT I* 1 Teteher of & Music-Voice, Piano. •£ Art-Drawing, Painting. ^Studio 608 South Mai? Street Phone 318 W WANTED CAST IRON SCRAP 75 Cents per Hundred „, Pounds Paid ARKANSAS MACHINE SPECIALTY CO. Hope, Arkansas DUDLEY Flour & Feed Co. ON COTTON ROW SEE US FOR Seed Potatoes Fertilizer farmer grows depends upon— 1. Prbfits offered by other crops. 2. The supply find cast of labor vail- able. 3. Nature making good on her promise of fair weather. This spring, wheft America needs a be«t c«jjs of reeottUbfestking size to offset reduced sugar imports, conditions probably ate as proittlsmg as they evet have been for producing more beets than ever before. As worst, sugarrrtert expect the crop to exceed the 1.600,000 tons of sugar, raw value, grown in 1941. But, adding up all favorable conditions, they confidently predict 25 per cent more sugar than this may be produced, around 2,000,000 tons for an all-American record. This sugar will be processed late this year. Coming from factories at the rate of approvimately 400,000 bags a day, some of it might be used to ease any critical condition arising late in 1942. Normally the bulk of the crop, however, wouldn't reach market until early 1943. The American farmer, for the first time, has become the most important single source of supply for American sugar consumers and all restrictions on the size of the crop have been removed. The 1942 price has been estimated at from $9 to ?9.50 a ton, depending upon sugar prices after harvest. The average price of beets in recent years has been from 56.75 to ?7 a ton. The beet industry is composed of 100,000 farmers living in 19 states, mostly western and mid-western. There are 85 sugar processing factories. Factories that govern overnight increases in planting are these: 1. Labor. Beet sugar leaders say 1942 pre-season surveys indicated labor is available—unless it migrates to other fields. 2. Water. Maximum beet crops require an area -which has at least 27 inches of rainfall and a supplemental irrigation supply. Irrigation storage generally is above normal. 3. Seed. America now is independent of foreign seed supplies. 4. Land. Sufficient land, irrigated and otherwise, is available near factories to expand production, experts estimate. 5. Factory capacity. No new factories are planned but the production capacity may be increased simply by extending the length of the operating season. 6. Weather. Sunshine and moisture are vital. SKIN BREAKIN —due to external irritation? Try the clearing-up help in antiseptic action of famous Black and White Ointment. V3* For removing grimy facial dirt, en- joymildBlackand.WhiteSkinSoapdaily. OUR BOARDING HOUSE HOU STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS with . . . Major Hooole ' OOPS/ I Wednesday, March 11,11 WHAT \M& \<~> A BIT BY tHAl* UPP£R- T OOTPIELDER COT /WYSEUF/ 1^ TO CATCM CLANCY WHEN ATTABOY, <3OOSA>r4 MORE LIKE CLANCY WLL BE WARN RIOT CAUL THAT A 6OOSAM BH6INS EVESROVMS A MUSTACHE/ I HAME A LNERA HEART/ FOR LONiS FLIES «'/«& I'liXS^t^Ui PUNCH •= COPR. 1942 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Harrison in Hollywood By PAUL HARRISON, NEA Service Correspondent Muir Is Now a Modest Maiden HOLLYWOOD — Back in Movio-(-> town, and even at the same studio where she once was a sort of pleasant irritant, Miss Jean Muir has resumed her screen career—but not quite where she dropped it-nearly five years ago. The actress is still outpsoken, but she seems to have -tempered her opinions somewhat. She's still independent but no longer eccentric. And also, instead of taking leading roles in B pictures, to which she had been sent for discipline, she now is appearing in "The Constant Nymph" in the distinguished company of Charles Boyer and Joan Fontaine, and under Edmund Goulding's direction. Miss Muir likes to think that Hollywood has changed, and doubtless that's true. But Miss Muir also has changed, although the flicker colony never was quite aware that part of •*, ** Smart In Every Design and Color! Flattering In Every Line and Detail! The Season's Newest Styles! JEAN NEDRA* DRESSES 3.98 Styled with an air suggestive of luxury — these delightful frocks are unbelievable at this low price! Gay sports or frivolous dress-up styles in soft spun rayon crepes! In shades that match spring's loveliness. 12-20 and 38 to 44. With An Assured Air- SPRING HATS Flattering pompadour or perky brimmed types! Bright 4 QQ shades! I i9O Styles and Colors That Whisper Spring! COATS and SUITS I O.9O Brilliant fashions designed with all the loveliness of the season! Slim reefer and square-rhouldered boxy coats . . . tailored suits with waist-whittling jackets or long torso styles! In a galaxy of luscious plaids or smart monotones. Sizes 12 to 20. ,/. £ , PENNEY GQ, , ING her early attitudes were feigned. When she came here in 1933 on a $66-a- week contract with Warners, she had no idea of lasting longer than the initial six months option period. 'So she decided to spend that time on a campaign of personal showmanship; she would attract attention in the Katharine Hepburn manner, and the resulting publicity doubtless would further her career as soon as the studio fired her and she returned to Broadway. High Finance She arrived with ?7 in her purse and a bland announcement that she expected to take $100,000 out of Hollywood. She also brought a number of evening gowns of identical pattern but varying pastel shades. The style was the remarkable thing baout them because they were of flowing, Grecian cut. Miss Muir started a campaign of her own to do away with girdles and other- restricting undergarments and to revert to the casual kimonos sponsored by the coutouriers of ancient Athens. Even if the idea didn't catch on, the upstart actress got.,_a lot of attention because of it. •,, Another incident of her first weeks here was her refusal of a role. -She wandered into the office of Hal Wallis, studio production chief, tossed :he script on his desk and murmured ;hat it wasn't at all the type of thing that she wished o do. The audacity of such a gesture was about like :hat of a neophyte angel telling Gael that the set of wings issued to her weren't fancy enough. She criticized Hollywood and..its people, and in her particularly articulate gnd deceptively soft-voiced manner had a knack for twisting phrases after she'd got them under :he movie industry's sensitive skin. Miss Muir was too spectacular to be gnored, and almost too impudent to ™e endured. To her astonishment, then, ier contract was renewed after the first six months. Just Plain Mad "During the next six months," she explained to me, "I kept right on being disagreeable—but this time with a different motive. I was angry then —angry with the front office and the directors and everybody." It also is quite possible that Miss Muir's conscience was bothering her by this time. She felt a little better, though, when her salary was uppcd to -125 a week and still better when Critic George Jean Nathan flatly declared that her work in "Desirable" was "the best straight acting performance of 1934." By this time, of course, the studio knew that it had .a good actress, but it also had to do something about discipline. So Jean Muir went into B-picturc leads. She accepted the UBERTY UMEfflCKS A sailor named Patrick O'Shay Said—"I've just collected my pay, And nuts to the blondes, I'm going to buy bonds— Tbey'll come in real handy some day." Help buy a battleship to nink ^ Hitler! Every U. S. Utkan Slurup nail Bund help* forgo the took for Victor}'. Buy «V«rjr pi Aussies Make Vast Strides One Time 'Terra- Incognita' Is Big-Time Now By RAY PEACOCK Wide World Features Writer Thirty-three years ago Australia's national capital of Canberra was ; sheep run in the foothills of the Australian Alps. Progress in the lane down under came late, but in many ways surpassed the meteoric accomplishments of .the United States when is came. At the outset, Australia adopted a 'white Australia" immigration policy 'or economic reasons, excluded colored people from permanent residence As a result, 86.3 per cent of the population is native born, 10.7 per cen is native to the British Isles. Australian fighting men are tall anc strong, used to the open. Volunteers numbering 330,000 fought in the ivar of 1914-18, and only 4,000 escaped Deing casualties of one kind or another. They fought, too, in the Boer war, now, for the first time, are fighting in defense of their homeland. The same 'geographical features which, retarded the development of Australia—a solid, kidney-shaped mass of land about 2,400 miles long —may retard the Jap war machine. Australians resent the Japanese "living space" propaganda and say there ,s good reason why only 5,000 peoplb ;ive in more than a million square miles of country. Maps of thecontinent show lakes which are nearly always dry, rivers ihat lose themselves in sand. Only water available over 950,000 square miles is from artesian wells. As a result, the important cities are on the east and southeast coasts. Ftolemy of Alexandria designated Australia as "Terra Incognita" in a world map during the second century after Christ. Arab, Chinese and Malay traders knew of the continent. Sixteenth century Spaniards and Portuguese skirted it, seventeenth century Dutc havoided it and its "wretched" inhabitants. But in 1769 Captain James Cook deliberately sailed for Australia, bent on exploration, and sighted first the portion now Victoria. He skirted the coast eventually to land, April 29, 1770.' Cook's report was forgotten until 1778 when England needed u new penal colony, its outlets for criminals in the States having been cut off. The first fleet of 11 ships carried 1,500 persons, including 800 convicts, and was at sea fo reight months. Some of Australia's most substantial families unashamedly trace their ancestry to these pioneering convicts. But it was discovery of gold in 1851 that really put Australia on the map. By 1860 the population was 1,145,585, and it has grown steadily at the rate of a million or more every 20 years. Reaction of many persons in the United States to Australians—particularly air cadets here for training—is that "they are more American than British." Australians have borrowed American slang, invented much of their own such as "Dinkum oil," which means the straight dope. We have borrowed the Australian ballot, but not to the extreme it is used in Australia, where people who do not vote are fined. The continent's courts have been making industrial and wage judgments for nearly 40 years, well in advance of our own labor legislation. Australia has more than 900,000 trade unionists, possibly the world's highest percentage of unionization. Bushmen of Australia are not blacks, the popular misconception. The aborigines of the continent, regarded by some anthropologists as the surviving common ancestry-type of all the world races, now live on reservations in the north and west, number only 52,000. All Go to War in Australia Can Equip Themselves if Given Enough Time By JOE MORTON Wide World Features Writer In Australia there is a prltorlty on everything. ; Such nn expression as "non-defense industry" docs not exist. There arc no unemployed. "All-out" moans precisely "nil-out." Typical of men of the hour is 27- ycar-olcl Evelyn Owen, the army private who invented a submachine gun which fires so fast the ear cannot distinguish between explosions. War icrocs arc folk like the munition workers who plied their machines so earnestly that biUlcts wore produced and sent half way around the world In time to help fight the "Battle of Britain." Theirs is the real story of Australia and the war. The continent lias sonic 7,000,000 people, and every single one, in the words of the labor minister, "is being directed into the right job." Before Munich the country's industry operated largely for its own needs and little else. Mountains of iron ore lying close to beds of coal and coke had scarcely been tapped. Bauxite and copper deposits were known to be present—that was about all. Then came the war and the amazing transformation. From four small firms making machine tools sprang 130 plants capable of turning out the machines that make machines. A half-dozen "secret" cities bobbed up in the hinterland, spread over whole townships with hundreds of miles of new railroads and armsproducing machinery. New steel mills, aircraft factories and shipyards blossomed. The entire continent, in the span of two years or so, geared itself to almost unbelievable war production. The aircraft industry set the pace Two years ago it depended on the United States for machine tools, motors and parts; this year 3,000 all- Australian combat planes will roll off assembly lines, among them new-type bomber. Production records were set with the Wirraway, ;' combination trainer-dive bomber adaptation of the American NA-33. Munitions Output Soars Basic cheapness of iron and steel. all of it produced under one corporate structure, enabled the country's munitions industry to mushroom swiftly. At the end of 1941, manufacturers poured out ammunition for every type of gun produced in Australia. Four new explosive factories wree built from scratch, each at a cost of more than $15,000,000. Construction of nearly every important weapon was undertaken and in at least one case, that of the two- pounder anti-tank gun, production topped United States' figures. Other Papers Say: In Mississippi When WFA Director Edward Gatlin told members of congress from this state that it will bo necessary for the WPA to privide employment for 150,000 idle workers in Mississippi this year he was simply talking through his hat. Regardless of what figures Mr. Gatlin may have on the subject, there is no such volume of unemployment in this state. We have, of course, and will always have, the idlers .loafers, drones, leaners and drifters who have been living at government expense ever since the WPA was invited—men who wouldn't engage in real work if it was offered to them, but it is high time to sternly tell this class of people that the nation Is engaged In war ind those Who will not work shnll not >Bt. It would be nice, of course, for the ortunes of some of our politicians If he WPA payrolls could be padded with 150,000 persons Who would be expected tovote in the primaries this year as per instructions, but nothing if that sort should be permitted to lappen. Putting 150,000 on WPA payrolls to jcrpctualc some men In office would )c hardly short of crime. If these pol- ticlans want to buy votes they should use their own money. There Is plenty of work in Missts- jippi for nil who are able and wiling to work.—Jackson Daily News. 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