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," > .Wednesday. March 18. 104* O O O O O o O o o 0 0 U.S. Citizens Demand Roads Would Designate Every Trail as Defense Highway By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON - Apparently road builders and planners in some states have foiled lo understand that "high- wnys-ns-usunl" ore out for the duration just ns positively ns "business as usunl." The trek of persons to Washington demanding Hint roads be built ns usual or even faster and the volume of moll to congressmen with the same request no! only continues but seems to be growing. Rep. Wilburn Cnrlwrieht, of Oklahoma, chairman of the Mouse roads committee, snys: "Often the roads these people seek hnve some military vnlue as indeed almost every road has In the final analysis. But, " lie adds, "even the army and navy can't have all the roads they like. Only the most urgent construction is possible." Not so very long nfio, congress appropriated $150,000,000 for national defense highways—but only after a lot of fiddling around ;md the passage of one measure which Hie President vetoed on the grounds lluit loo many of the road-builders in congress still were thinking in terms of "political" allocution of the highway money. On the basis of first war needs first, $100,000,000 of this appropriation hus already been allocated and construction is under way on many of the projects. In some circles, it is considered positive Hint new appropriations will have to be made soon. But let's see what "first war needs first" consist of. Aside from the access roads to new military encampments, there are such vital needs ns—let us say—the new Ford bomber plant at Ypsilnnti, Mich. This new factory will employ around 50,000 persons. A pre-survey indicates that 22,000 private cars will be used in getting labor to and from work. Plant officials say that 25 per cent of the raw materials wil Icome in by truck; GO per cent of finished products will move out that way. This is only one of 750 plants in Michigan supplying war materials, says Cartwright, and according to war and navy estimates 75 per cent of the total workers in those plants use pri- vnle transportation to get to work and back. Give this just n moment's thought. Isn't it more important that highways now be given pirority lo maintain the production effort than that some prob- ablyCbul still hypothuliaally) vi,tiil military road be built to combat an at- tuckin genemy'.' What good urc military roads without the machines of war to defend them? That, at the moment, is the reasoning of the agencies who are voting and allocating funds for highways proposed or now under construction. In order to get n new highway constructed 1hr.se dnys, it first is necessary to convince the army and navy that it i.s vital from a military standpoint. But there is one other important hurdle: the War Production Board. It can say even to the army and navy: "Which do you want: n road that the soldiers am! sailors can use; or a road that will double the ships, planes, tanks and guns now rolling off the assembly lines?" That's why "liighways-as-usual" or even partially strategic highways will have to wail tfieir turn. Weatherman Has Headache Censorship Causes Much Damage in America HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS By ELEANOR RAGSDAIJR ., N'KA. Service Sliiff Correspondent O WASHINGTON — "You can't censor the weather," declared a veteran of the Weather Bureau staff. "It keeps rifiht on happening." True. But weather reports are militarily censored. And because the wea- Q ther does "keep right on happening," the Bureau has a Grade A headache in trying to outwit the enemy and ut the .same time distribute predictions to people who simply must have them. The Weather Man has to think two .-. jumps ahead of the enemy to gel •• ) really vital information to the thousands of Americans lo whom a lem- peniture dron of n few degrees or an ice storm or a high wind can mean tlu- loss of millions of dollars. Radio weather broadcasts are out & = PAGE nvi APPLICATION FOR WAR RATION BOOK cr.w HIM ta fc, *.,.„.,„„,„ ate . nD lic,«Ionm,,,t l,e made by (or where ll,. lUgul.tlon* permit, on behalf of) every person to whom a War Untlon Book i. .o b» Issued. The ember of » Family Un,l («•« In.truction. to Ueg(.trar) mtut k, majebyon.. and only on*, adult member of such Family Unit. _«/ Loeil Board No, .......«„..« County , Application nude at ......... . ..................... ____ NAME OF SCHOOL, BUHDTwa. OK OTOEK "AODRKBa --- """ D»t« — .................. 194.... Book One No ________________ _ _____ ADDRESS, AND DESCRIPTION of pcnoa to whom the book i. lo b« ! hereby make application to (lie Office of Price Administration, an agency of tha United Stnte« Government, for the issuance to the person whose name, address, and description urc set forth almve, of War Hation Book One and nil War Kation Hooka hereafter Inued for which the person named above hccomcd eligible under Rationing Regulation*. I hereby certify that 1 have anlhorily to make thii application on behalf of the person named above, that no other npplic-ntion for a War Kation Hook b.a» been made by or on behalf of such person, and that the statement) nude above are true to the be«t of my knowledge nod belief, t lllST MAilE BTRKET"N"d."duV."6."»6i"Sb" ""~BTREET"oa~S."XiJ*"** CITY Oil TOWN —ft. ____ In. 1 ______ Ibi. __________ ___ _ HE1QHT WEJOHT COLllj^Or COLOI^oV a.-fMnlo \Ve ma\v Q Section 35 (A) of llir United States Criminal Codn makes it a Criminal offense, jntnhhabl* Ity a tnaximnm of tan years* imprison* ntnnit $10,000 /Tii«% or fcrt/i. to ntoke a false statement or representation to any Department or Agency of the United States an to nay matter within the jurisdiction of Any Department or Agency of the United States. I hereby certify that I hnvft wiliie»Bfid tlio Applicant*!) signature and that War Kalian Book One, bearing the above number, has been delivered to the Applicant with tlio above-eUled number of stamps removed. UIONATUUK OP UEQISTIlAlV 2. (a) If the person named above IS n member of n Family Unit, mate the following: (1) Number of persons in Family Unit, including the person named above ,_j_ (2) The person named above la iny—• n n n n n n n BKL?. FATUEH. MOTHER. nnsn\OT>. WIPK. BON. ruuonTizn, (3) Total amount of while and brown sugar in any form which is owned by the Family Unit or IIB members: ._. ... __,._...., (b) If the person named above ISNOT a member of a Family Unit, state the total Amount of white mid brown sugar in any furm. which i« owned by the (icrson named above: . _„-.._„„ 3. Number of War Ration Stompo to be removed from War Ration Book One (upon the batiii of information stated above): OPA Form No. R-3O1 (This space reserved, for Inter entries by Local Uoiird or Applicant) The utulcreignetl hereby certifies to the Office of Price Adrninietratfon that Ito received the following \Vnr Kution Itooke on the datea indicated below or on the back hereof, and that with each receipt ho reaffirms the trutti of the elatcmeiite in the foregoing application. Book No. Serial No. Signature of Applicant ._.*» Ibs, NUNK WHITE NONE "fr U. S. COVtRMKEHT PftlHTlNG OFflCt (Continue on reverse aide.) We,theWomen "If He'd Only Cherish Me The Wny He Docs the Cnr" By RUTH MlLLETT Now lhal he knows there isn't the sllhtest chance of trading the old cor for a new one for no telling how long, Mr. Smith hns a new respect for it. Boy, but it is getting loving care. No more fast driving, no more skid- din the tires, no more letting it sit out in all kinds of weather. When he has the tires and oil checked o- day Mr. Smith watches the proceedings like an anxious parent hovering ubout a doctor when he takes the buby's temperature. The family car has never been treated so tenderly before. In fact Mr. Smith is looking after it with such loving concern that Mrs. Smilh thought just the other day what a fine thing Shows at Home First Sailor Admiral Ernest J. King takes full power in U. S. Navy as chief of naval operations and commander-in-chief of the fleet. for the duration. However, in the ease of severe storms or eolcl waves, the Bureau figures that possible "aid and comfort" to the enemy is outweighed by the importance of avoiding the sure damage which would result from public ignorance. Also out, for the daily press, is dope on wind velocity or direction, particularly the latter, since it betrays the lines of storms and gives a clue to changing weather "fronts." You may also have wondered why there's a curb on giving rainfall of less than .10 of an inch, in local reports. ''I'erSonal Service' 1 Inaugurated Weather aut'fiorities explain this by the fact that it is (he light rain, mist and fog which mark a weather "front" much surer than heavier downpours, which might be caused by any number of atmospheric conditions no so important to the enemy. Weather fans who used to like to keep charts of comparative temperatures all over the country are now ''old in check with reports from only twenty cities being made available to any one city. As to the information given out over automatic telephone exchanges, no one need worry about that, because there are only five cities with cuch systems and the report is pretty general—no wind direction or cloud- iiif»«s data at all. With the radio and press rendered useless for detailed information, Wea- D J NOTICE McCormick-Deering Machines We are Agents for this line nnd now have a stock of repairs. DUFFIE HARDWARE CO. Hope/ Arkansas ther Bureau men have expanded their telephone service and field staff enormously. The bulk of their work has become <T really personal service. For instance, Weather Bureau representatives in regional offices know specific men in charge of power plants i:r growers' associations who can be trusted with advnnce notice of cloudiness so that city power loads can be adjusted or smudge pots be set out to protect fruit. If a long-distance call comes in from n contractor on the Great Lakes, who wants to know if his concrete will freeze or if n strong wind will jeopardize a scaffolding, Hie call is checked and the man identified before information is handed out. On the whole, all monthly roundup data on tnow or rainfall, humidity, Draff Director Hershey Knows Human Nature Knowledge Is Big Asset for Job By TOM WOLF NIJA Scrviie Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—It is not surprising that when, in ]!)!0, the U. S. Army was seeking an officer who could best make the American public cheerfully swallow the then-bitter pill of .conscription, it chose Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey to head Hie Selective Service System. The job called for a man who knew, liked and understood people. And Gen. Hershoy has spent most of his army life trying to find out just wlial makes Joe Doakos' in uniform or mufti, tick. When Gen. Hershey, then a young captain of artillery, returned from overseas service after World War I, he bought home with him some ideas about improving the U. S. Army. His ideas had little to do with material, strategy or tactics. His chief concern was Hie lack on the part of most of-r ficors—himself among them—of. an understanding of -people. Deciding lo do something about it, he studied every hook on psychology he could get his hands on, talked ami corresponded with leading educators. Hu'll Discuss anytiting with Anybody But Gen. Hershey's knowledge of people doesn't stem from books alone. He recently unconsciously summed up its source when he said: "I'm a curb- sloner." And every one who knows him will concur—from his subordinate officers, who tear their hair lie- cause the general's love of conversation and idea-exchange throws his schedule hours behind; to his wife, who says: "He'll discuss anything with anybody mid he has always gotten an answer." Gen. Hershey is the type of man that people naturally like to talk to. "Built like an ox," in the words of one of his staff, he has a ruddy complexion, round face, graying red- brown hair which he wears close- clipped at the sides, pompadour on top. His manner is genial, easy. He talks with a decided middlewestcrn accent, directly, colorfully, never beats about the bush. He's a great story teller, illustrates whatever he says with a profusion of similes — most of them involving either farming or human nature. Both come naturally to Gen. Hershey. He was raised on his father's farm near Angola, Ind., where he was born on September 12, 1893. And even before he went to college (Tri- State) he was dealing with human nature— as a school teacher near Freemont, where he himself had gone to school. In high school, G£n. Hershey coached the girl's basketball team. One of the team's stars was a pretty girl named Ellen Dygert, who became Mrs. Hershey in November, 1917. In his personal relationships the General is very sentimental. The attic and cellar of his modest, red-brick house in the Chevy Chase section of Washington are full of trunks and boxes packed with letters and mementoes. "He never throws anything away," says Mrs. Hershey. "I don't think there is any one who could be more attached to his family than the general is." Unfortunately there isn't much tune for family life for Gen. Hershey right now. He has four children, but they are always most of the time at school or college. Both sons are following .their father's military footsteps, one at a military school, the elder at West Point. Also, the job confronting the Gen- erjl is tremendous. It involves raising an army of 3,600,000 men this year. To get that job done, Gen. HerShey arrives at 8:30 a. m. in his office on the top floor of what used to be an apartment house. "The best general's office in town," one reporter called it. Keen Memory Serves Him Well He does most of his work in person- to-person conversation, shunning memos. As one of his staff officers, telling of his prodigious memory, put it, "You have to be very careful what you .say to the general, because six months later he'll feed it back to you word for word." Gen. Hershey works at his desk usually until 6:30 or 7 in the evening, finds that he can get most of his paper work done best tUter his staff has left. Often he takes a brief case h i.no with him. Before the start of the war, Gen. Hershey was often out of town, average from five to nine speeches a week, touring the country making palatable, from his deep understanding of people, the whul'i, how's r.nd Girl Forward Plays With Boys' Quirtrci : RENO, Nev. -(/?>— When the ern Nevada -high school boys'-:. Caf tournament opened here recently^! girl forward was the center of M| traction. Coach John Gilmartin had only foft boys at Wads worth high so he Emma Gori, 16, star of the varsity. Gilmartin's strategy was to JSla|l| the game with Emma and then : move her. The rules do not pre a team continuing with four, plyaisri?| as long as five start. Highest place for a potato crop^iff in Bolivia, where they are grownSsf a height of 11,000 feet above sea levels* In seven years, the average life'p i motor vehicle, the owner pays;,l86,|| per cent of its value in taxes. '''Sj8j| " Bandman Artie Shaw and surprise bride Betty Kern, daughter of the composer, listen to a few recordings at their, Beverly Hills home. why's of Selective Service. i would be if he government would say "No more wives" the way it said "No more automobiles." Hubby Would Brss About Her "Then," thought Mrs. Smith, "the men with wives would suddenly consider themselves lucky fellows." She could even hear -them bragging about getting a wife just before the ruling went through with the self-satisfied air of the men who just happened to buy a couple of new tires before the shut-down. And, boy, would the average husband begin to appreciate the little woman if he thought there wasn't the slightest chance of his getting another, day-dreamed Mrs. Smih. Why he would cherish her just like he promised in the marriage ceremony. "Here, let ME do that," he'd say when she started to scrub the kitchen floor. And if she so much as sneezed he'd get the terrified look of a man who notices that the tread is wearing pretty Kin on his right front tire. But when she told Mr. Smith about her day dream he just grunted and said: "That reminds me; I'd better go put the car in the garage.'I."saw,.;! the paper today that a fellow had fa four tires stolen while his car wal Parked right in front of his house.'a Beware Coughs from common colds That Hang Creonralslon relieves promptly;l)<>2 cause It goes right to the seat ofitne trouble to help loosen and 'expjfel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tendeiv inf flamed bronchial mucous me,ih%. branes. Tell your druggist to sell;yp;u?i a bottle of Creomulsion with the ling derstanding you must like the way-lit quickly allays the cough or you;are' to have your money back. • SiSs CREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis! A WANT AD FIND IT/ mean temperatures be given as usual. Complete information for commercial airlines and military war chiefs will be confidentially relayed. Dont be afraid to tell your age— and act it! Four years seems to be the only thing some kids go to college for. If it weren't for the other fellow there wouldn't be any auto accidents Camel-ette New arrival at Central Park menagerie in New York is a gill camel weighing 05 pounds. STORIES IN STAMPS . '•••!••••• ••••••*> Purest Hindu Culture Is.Found in Kerala OEST examples of Hindu cul- *^ lure untouched by alien influences are to be found in Kerala, an area of India which embraces •the southwest states of Cochin, TYavancore, and Malabar. The stamp above, issued by Cochin in the series of 1917-23, bears a portrait of Sir Rama Varma II. The people of Kerala—called Malabar by westerners—have developed a life difl'erent in many respects 1'rom that of the rest ol India, since the political center of gravity shifted from the south to the north, to Delhi and Punjab. India's east coast is a monotonous stretch of sand and swamp while the western or Malabar shores are rocky and picturesque. Early European explorers chose the Malabar coasts as half-way marks between the Malay Archipelago and Europe. Since abandonment of Kerala as a slopping place, the import tance of the three states has dwindled and the main currents of Indian life flow north from Bombay. The people, left to themselves, have raised the rate of literacy until it is the highest in all India. ^~~~^~~~^^^^^^^^^^^™"^^^"^™«"^^^^^BB^^^^^^^^^« ew Car and Truck Rationing Facts Official Regulations for Those Interested in Buying New Cars and Trucks. Come in and Get the Facts • Would you like to know if your vocation falls within those classifications now eligible for consideration by the local Rationing Board, that may permit you to buy a new car or truck? If so, come in and we will gladly cooperate by helping you fill in the required application forms that must be submitted to the local Rationing Board for approval. We have been supplied with the necessary sample forms and the latest Government regulations (effective March 2, 1942) that set up. fourteen classification groups as eligible to purchase new cars . . . with the approval of the local Board. We also have available the latest information on the rationing of trucks. Even though you may not think that you are eligible to buy a new car or truck, investigation may prove that under the new regulations you are authorized to do so. Therefore, if you are in doubt, why not review with us the facts based on information the Government has supplied . . . then we can assist you in making out proper application forms to present to the local Board. Transportation is vital to Victory. If you plan on keeping your present car or truck, have it regularly inspected, lubricated, serviced. And don't forget that, even if you are not eligible to purchase a new car or truck, we have late model used vehicles, with excellent tires, thoroughly reconditioned— ready to serve you dependably for the "duration." Come in and see us today. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY TO HOLDERS OF CAR AND TRUCK PURCHASE CERTIFICATES OF • New 1942 Dodge Fluid Drive Cars • New 1942 Plymouth Cars • New Dodge Job-Rated Trucks '/2-Ton Delivery Units up to 3-Ton Heavy Duty Gas and Diesel Powered Haulers B. R. HAMM MOTOR HOPE Phone 58 Ark.

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