Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 25, 1943 · Page 6
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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Thtmday, March 25, 1943 jhboys on Quodolcanal 't Like Picnics After War &ttL. __ MlPPLE *anat (Delayed) (Oft — jt'letters received here, the im« oh-seems to be circulating {'folks back home that life on ilcanal is getting soft nnd ftable because the island is it keeps up, the boys here are to rise from their mudholes mosquito nets and issue a it nort - military raspberry-fla- * Bronx cheer that will be as far as Staten Island. fAny'similaritv between this trop- isle and the Hylic south seas set- Of a Dorothy Lamour or Hedy itWaiT movie is not even coinci- ital. It is purely 6.000 miles th of fertile home front imagi- "art. Dotty or Hcddy should ap- with their sarongs it would them about 24 uncomfortable S to lose their allure. Their forms and beauteous faces be peppered with little ips erected by industrious in- of many varieties. Their feet trip undaintily through the '_ s" •i ' < f Budget Dress Beauties SHOP EARLY! I, t Prints! Pastels! • Two^Tones! • Misses! • Women! Wonderful "wear everywhere" dresses . . . and only 2.98! Flattering prints for women . . . shirtwaist dresses, princess and two-piece styles. Fashion news in soft ' shoulders, lowered waists, grgceful skirts. Misses, Women. UPHAN'S The Friendly Store tiickest black mud and the sharp- st thistles ever devised and their makeup would run in vari-colored ittle rivers down their faces as a esult of the always-humid heat. Frankly, I don't think the girls A-ould like it, although they would greeted with a wilder mob of- cnsive than they ever encountered n a bondselling tour. In many ong months most of the men have lot seen anything closer to a woman — even the black Melanes- an — *han pictures of Hedy, Dotty, ane Russell and Rita Hayworth, heir favorite pin-up girls. Take the typical discomforts in he typical day of the typical man n Guadalcanal: He arises about 6 o'clock, slighl- y groggy from lack of sleep be- -ausc Japanese planes buzzed round during the night, dropping \ few bombs and keeping him in he dugout. By 8 o'clock the sun is so hot he already is dripping from his clothes linging to him. The flies, which hibernated dur- ng the night, reappear. They are now civilized flies and are not ised to being brushed off lightly. They are extremely tenacious. Various other species of bugs and insects begin their routine laily crawl over his body and his ^rms get tired swatting and cratching. The bugs also like to lover on or over his food. This land, incidentally, is not aden with tropical fruits. If there are any pineapples, bananas and japayas on this island I have never een them. There are plenty of ocoanuts, but after eating a couple ne rarely touches them again. The food is increasingly better as more supplies come in, but the meals still are sprinkled liberally vith such stuff as powdered eggs and pressed canned meat which is erved cold, fried, roasted, broiled, minced and baked, but still tastes he same. After the war none of hese guys will go on picnics. The army doctors say everybody n the island actually has malaria :ut it has been kept in check by laily doses of yellow atabrine pills. In other words, millions of little erm plas always are traveling vith the soldier here, swimming hrough his bloodstream waiting or a chance to come up for air and send him to the hospital ward vith a malarial temperature of 105 degrees. Fortunately, drugs and medical care have kept down the malaria outbreak to a small percentage of the total forces. I had it once and it is not amusing. Everywhere men are working stripped to the waist under the 'rying sun. They are unloading landing boats, building installations and roads, repairing planes and doing a multitude of the always- present tasks. Late in the afternoon the typical soldier goes to the Lunga river to swim or to wash his clothes in water that usually is muddy. Or, IB will swim in the ocean, over which oil and stray scraps of cargo often float. Then he hitches a ride to camp and he is covered with dirt again. The main roads are dusty, but the side roads through the palms and the jungle never dry out. The jeep churns through deep mud-holes, splashing a large portion of the mud into his (ace and on his clothes. Toward evening the rain starts coming down in torrential topic cloudbursts for half an hour to an hour. The soldier remembers that the side flaps of his tent are up and he rushes there in time to find water dripping on blankets. There is no time to dry them before bedtime. Bedtime is early, but most of the men are so tired they are glad to hit their cots. It starts getting dar^ about 7 o'clock and there is nothing to do because of the blackout. Then the vampire mosquitoes start working on the soldier and the rats on the night shift start running playfully over the tent floor and rustling in his possessions. Skip It Rope-skipping Shirley Patterson shows how Hollywood limbers up for extra walking made necessary by gas rationing. Hollywood By ROBBIN COONS Wid ide World Features Writer Hollywood — One of the first things Marguerite Chapman did when she came to Hollywood was to fall downstairs at a big movie party. It was a spectacular entrance, not . quite as she had planned. About the second thing was to smile sincerely at an aging ex-star and say, "Oh, I used to love your pctures when I was a little girl!" And then there was the time vhen, assigned to a movie, she valked on the set and laid out ler make - up kit. in the star's iressing room. "I just didn't know ny better," she says. "Back . in '•few York the models all were riendly and easy - going, and hared rooms. I thought it would De the same here." Legislature Concerned With Economy By ED L. CAMPBELL Little Rock, March 25—(>{>)—From start to finish the recent session of the Arkansas legislature was concerned with one undying subject —economy. Out of the GO-clay whirlwind—disregarding (lie actual appropriation bills which fiscal authorities arc still trying to sort — came some new laws which may change the entire fiscal policy of the state. Governor Adkins is convinced that one — the budgetary control and pro-purchase authority act — will prove a milestone in the state's history. It certainly carried the power to be that. The law (SB 337) makes the state comptroller and governor absollutc masters of state spending — a fact some agencies will discover Comptroller J. Bryan Sims predicts. The legislature will continue to appropriate moneys but the comptroller will tell the departments when and how much of it they can spend. II provides for the most comprehensive analysis of state business ever known in Arkansas and has some teeth that can really bite. Budget requests must be in by October preceding the convening of the legislature and if they are not filed the responsbile official forfeits his salary until they are produced. Everyone concerned will have time to study these requests —thus removing a frequent criticism of legislative appropriationsm another bill (HB 341) makes similar provision for the budget requests. On the spending side, the state goes on n quarterly basis and the comptroller has the say on how much money can be used in any given quarter. To be sure the legislature is advised, its joint budget committee will meet for 30 days before the session opens (HB 347) to study appropriations. And to prove that economy has started, institutions and departments in the future will quit publishing biennial reports in expensive folios but will content them- earned by their property in another state (HB 172) nnd resident Arkna- sas photographers can do work in other cities of,the state without having to pay 'two occupation licenses (HB 1G4). Properly bequeathed to the state or public Institutions is exempt from estate taxes (HB 3D. A survay of rejected draftees indicates the highest incidence of bad teeth occurs in New England. The microscope was invented more than 300 years ago.. Dried persimmon leaves boiled in water have been found to yield large quantities of vitamin C His Unlucky Day Came A Day Late Denver — (XT')—Patrolman I?. H. Richardson accosted a young fellow who displayed the earmarks of. liquor drinking. "I'm just celebrating," said the fellow. Yesterday was the 13th of the month. That's my unlucky clay Always something happens to me on that clay. But yesterday nothing happened. So I'm celebrating!" Then he caught n glimpse of Richardson's badge. It was No. 13. The police patrol car also was numbered 13. "I give up!" said the prisoner as Richardson carted him away on a charge of drunkenness. Boys Trained For Army Life New York—(/Pj—The Boy's Clubs of America hnvc inaugurated a pre- military service training plan designed to give American boys n more equal chance in combat with German and Japanese. The plan stresses physical fitness and development of technical and mchanical skills. Boys with such defects as hernia, bad teeth, curvature ot the spine, fallen arches and so on are given medical at- tntion. Army-approved exercises are given to increase strength, endurance, alertness and co-ordination. Swimming, life saving and first aid arc tnught, along with classes in radio, telegraphy, motor mechanics^navigation nnd kindred subjects. FILLS UP TONIGHT Do this—Try 3-purposa Va-tro-nol. It (1) shrinks swollen membranes, (2) soothes irritation, (3) relieves transient nasal congestion . .. And brings greater breathing comfort. You'll like it. Follow directions „ „_. in folder. VA-TRO-NOl CARE • —Improves Any Suit! No matter how well-cut a suit may be it still needs constant care to keep it fit. Hang up your clothes. Make them look best . . . wear best! Look Your Best. Hall Bros- Do a Fine Job of Suit Pressing. A Trial Will Prove It. HALL BROS. Cleaners & Hatters Phone 385 Those were the days when Mar- uerile. new to Hollywood, was earning the ropes. She doesn't commit faux pass nny more. One of the "Navy Blues Sextette," she .s now leading lady to Edward G. ilonbinson in "Destroyer" and to eorge Sanders in "Appointment in Berlin." She is a tall, pretty irl, brown hair, blue eyes, bright and alert, and she says, for a swear-word, "Oh, Beans!" You'd know, from that, that she is a family girl. Only family girls ay "Oh, Beans!" in just that way. Her dad is a railraod engineer, and Marguerite — Maggie or "Slugger" to her friends — grew up with four brothers, three of i them older than her 23 years, and | all now in military or naval service. A girl who survives growing up with four brothers (says Maggie) can take anything, even Hollywood, with a grin. As one of a big family. Maggie UUJ , a l;mlII11I1J . u lo posl didn t expect more than her share bonds r or their compliance of attention, and she did expect to do her share of the work. She worked during school days — caring for babies, later waiting on tables, and clerking. She had a fling at a millinery school, a dentist's office, and the telphone company before she learned about modeling. In two weeks she was making $100 a week at it. The mythical fliers Daedalus and Icarus were supposed to have lived on the island of Crete. s^'ves with five typewritten copies (SB 185). Along with the question of spending, goes the matter of revenue and the legislature turned out 16 bills affecting tax matters. To raise more school money, it repealed a secion of the 1941 Strickland corporation tax which nro- vided that bank shares should be assessed on an ad valorem basis (SB 254). Tightening motor vehicle fuel lax regulations, several bills were passed. One (HB 3591 lews n SI license fee for motor fuel distributors. Dealers, however, can now obtain tax refunds for fuel lost by fire, flood, storm, theft or causes beyond his Control, other than evaporation (HB 360). Distributors as well as dealers can be prosecuted for violating the border lax zone law and consumers are prohibited from transferring gasoline bought in border zones storage containers to their gasoline tanks. (HB 362). Motor fuel used by airplanes is exempt from the slate tax as arc the first 20 gallons of any type fuel brought into the sialc in the tanks of out-of-state commercial vehicles (HB 363). The same bill requires distributors to report monthly their sales in border areas but exempts them from reporting out-of-statc sales. A seclion of Ihe 1941 gasoline tax law relating to distillales was repealed (HB 354). The revenue commissioner is given discretionary powers over imposition of penalties for failure to remit gasoline taxes <HBK?>. To betler enforce Ihe 20-gallon commercial vehicle exemplion, an- olher measure (HB 464) requires operators claiming it to post surety with other features of the law. This new regulation also was incorporated in another statute (HB 406). Individuals gained some small measure of tax relief. There was the Cloer bill (SB 228) reducing license fees on small trucks 10 years old or older. The lime for paying inheritance taxes was extended from one year to 18 months (SB 92) and a seven- year statitute of limitations placed on inheritance tax suits (SB 35). Individuals are now exempt from the state income tax on profits Flashes of Life By The Associated Press Hazards Of War Fort Custer, Mich. — Pvt. Roert E. Graham of Saginaw, Mich., hasn't been out of the United States, but for 24 hours he was listed as a battle casualty. He suffered a shoulder injury while helping unload casualties sent to Percy Jones hospital and was written up with the returning wounded and assigned a bed. Ne was No. 13 in the list of Michigan casualties until the error was discovered. One-Way Trip Norwich, Conn. — C. A. Gager applied to the Office of Defense Transportation for a supplemental gasoline ration to drive from Norwich io Detroit and return. He ,vas told he would have to be sure of a load both ways for each trip of his vehicle. Gager gave up. He's an undertaker nnd his vehicle is a hearse. Majest of Law Columbia, S. C. — Lane Bonner, reading clerk' of the state senate, got in the groove reading a bill titled: "A bill to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act to provide —" About 100 words more gave the dates of the acts mentioned, aad then Ihe title ended, "—. . . to provide for elimination of a tax collector for the Florence City school district." Irreparable Loss Memphis, Tenn. — Mrs. A. B. Learned of Trenton, Ky., lost her baggage in a mixup here. It later was found, opened and rifltd. Money and several other valuables were still there. Missing — a new pair of silk hose. That's His Field Kansas City, Mo. — Dr. D. T. Van Del, an obstertician, got his C card from the rationing board all right. On the form was listed: "Occupation — Production specialist." Sock For Jap Socks Brisoane, Calif. — A 25 cent pair of socks caused a miniature riot. When the purchaser found "Made in Japan" stamped on the socks he returned with a friend and (l.i poked Ihe proprietor on the nose; (2) hurled shoe boxes; (3) took the remaining 18 pair and ourned them, with ceremony, on the sidewalk. Police were hunting the two offended gentlmeen. / / Absolutely the best investment for now thru Spring—a good casual suit. Choose from these superbly tailored "Betty Rose" suits . . . Blacks, Navys and pastels, in wool gaberdines, coverts and shet- lands . . . Every suit a fashion "buy". All sizes. 16". 22 .50 Dresses to moke you a prettier YOU this Spring. Because they're delightfully feminine and fashionable—because they underscore your best figure points. See this array of beautiful new Spring dresses todby. Priced from r Up America's FAVORITE SHIRT in SANFORIZED' BROADCLOTH '!*$$ m-A ^ -"($ Full Rack Lciilhor Applique .Ami VVlmlAFinil! 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