Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 21, 1943 · Page 1
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The Byline of Dependability Hope Star The Weather Arkansas: Little temperature change this afternoon and tonight, except slightly warmer in west portion this afternoon. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 186 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY 113 Axis Planes Destroyed Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Keeping the Labor Record Straight Organization Is a Legalized Right Twenty-one thousand walked off Ihe job in three Chrysler war plants yesterday in the most serious manufacturing strike since Pearl Harbor. Ration Book 3 Applications Mailed Public War Kalian Book Three which will provide new stamps to replace those running out in existing books, will be distributed through the mails to residents of llempslcad County beginning late in June and ending .July 21. Chairman T. S. McDavitl of the local war price and rationing board reported today. No immediate use will be made of Ihe now book as it will became effective only when current books run out. in the fall, the chairman stressed. Under a plan worked out by OPA, mailing of a simple prc-addrcsscd postcard application will bring •ffl In Washington the Unilcd Auto' mobile Workers' (CIO) president, R. .1, Thomas, gave a curious twisl to his statement. Asserting lhat the strikes wore unauthorized, Mr. Thomas said: "The men involved in the strikes have legitimate and serious grievances, but I believe that' Ihcy and their leaders arc making a mistake by seeking to adjust these grievances through strikes. Their action will lend comfort to those forces which are trying to smash organized labor and lo put over vicious anti-labor legislalion." Top Jap Admiral Is Reported Killed In Action New York, May 21 (/I 1 ) The Tokyo radio announced today that Admiral Isoroku Yamamolo, com- mnnder-in-chicf of the combined Japanese fleet, who boasted he would dictate peace terms in tho While House had been killed in action in April. A domestic broadcast recorded by the Federal Communic'iUons Commission said Yamamolo had met death aboard warplane Instructions The pro-addressed postcard applications for Ralion Book Three are going into the mails today. Mope Postmaster Robert M. Wilson said. When you receive this card you should do the following: The name and full mailing address of the head of the family should bo printed--plainly on -the form in the proper space. Al Ihe bottom of the form be sure to fill in the name and date of birth of every member of your family. Before mailing, loar off Ihc small stub at the top of the card and keep Ihis slub, as it has your rationing serial number. Put a three-cent stamp on the rest of Ihe card and put il in Ihc mail. Hook Throe, to everyone in the county. There will bo no school house registration, as for the first two ration books. Application forms will bo dropped in every mail box here by postmen between May 20 and June 5, the chairman has been informed. The head of the house will fill out cards for the entire family and post them between June 1 and June 10. OPA mail centers will begin sending out the. books late in June. Tho chairman cautions consumers against rumors playing into Ihc hands of the enemy—such as those lhat OPA is gelling ready to ration other articles. 'These rumors have no foundation," Mr. McDavitl declared. "Book Three is a replacement book, containing a new supply of stamps Id take Ihc place of those now being used up. If the war makes rationing of other commodities necessary. Ihe public will bo notified officially by Ihe government.. In Ihc meantime, we can all do our part by stepping on rumors Mr. Thomas infers that the right of men to organize so that they have in their grip an cnlirc indus- Iry, even Ihc whole nation, is an inherent right. Bui lhat isn't so. It is a legalized right, made so by act of Ihc congress. Under common law there never was any right to organize labor into vast groups with huge treasuries, nor had capital the inherent right to form huge Phmpanics. By legal enactment government por- millcd Ihc formation of corporations, for capital, and of nationwide unions, for labor. Without such special enactment at law many of (he practices of Big Business and Big Labor would fall into the category of conspiracy. The special rights lhat congress is persuaded to granl certain classes of citizens carry with them the responsibility for a satisfactory performance.- Abuse of the corporation laws will cause a company to be charged wilh anti-trust violations. Abuse of the labor laws will cause congress to repeal that spc.cial immunity lo prosecution for conspiracy which was granted labor unions. Lcl Mr. Thomas talk all ho wants to about "vicious anti-labor legislation." What he really means is that he is afraid the government will simply revoke the privileges il created. On so slender a strand as the prevailing voting majority in the congress do the fortunes of nation- "whilc directing general strategy on the front lino," but gave no details. Yamamolo was Japan's fore- mosl advocate of combined .sea and air power and was known as one of Ihe inosl able Naval strategists in lh c empire. As spokesman for the Tokyo Flood Waters Force IOO,OOO From Homes Naval Command he torpedoed the London Naval Conference of 1!)3'1 smashing the whole structure o Naval limitations and ending the building truce lhat gave the Paci fie Ocean two decades of peace. Almost a year before Pearl liar bor ho was reported to have written lo a friend: "I am looking forward lo dictating peace to the United States in the White House at Washington." The announcmcnt of his death was contained in a torse commun- ique issued by Japanese imperial headquarters. Tho broadcast added the Admiral Mincichi Koga had been named Yamamoto's successor and "already was in command." Koga formerly was commander of tho Japanese fleet in Chinese waters. Yamamolo had served as com- mandor-inchiof of the combined fleet since Aug. 30, 1930. He previously had served as vice minister of Naval affairs and as By The Associated Press Spreading waters from .the rampaging Mississippi and Missouri rivers brought added concern lo southern Illinois and Missouri lo- day as oilier smaller streams in six mid - west, stales rose relentlessly, causing further widespread destruction in the flood - stricken zone. • As the two big rivers joined together early today some 10 miles northwest fa the normal confluence n car Alton, 111., tho number of persons driven from their homes by Iho disastrous floods was close to 100,000 — as estimated by Rod Cross officials and other observers. Hundreds of civilian recruits — including high school boys and girls in some towns labored wide labor organizations rest. And we arc at war. And the people arc angry. War Ration Book Throe contains four pages of point stamps, similar to Book Two, but differing in do- sign and printed in brown ink. There are also four pages of unit stamps lo bo used for sugar, coffee and shoos. Each page of 48 stamps boars design of different war machines, guns, tanks, aircraft cur- riers and pianos. Postcard applications will bo dis- tribuled by mailmen. Additional supplies will be given each post office. After filling out tho card— which has throe parts—and detaching the idcnlificalion slub. the applicant will post it between June 1 and Juno 10. Those postmarked later will not be processed until .•ifter August 1. The local board will not accept any applications between Juno 1 and Augusl 1, Iho chairman said. If a householder fails to receive his new book within the specified time, he is to lake the identification stub he has retained to the local board and there will fill out another application. A trace will bc made to determine if the book was sent to faulty address. If the original Book Three cannot be located, lhc householder will make a special ' affidavit and will be given a duplicate. Treasury Set to Collect Income Taxes Washington, May 21 —(/I')— The treasury is all sol to start current collection of income taxes— if con- gross ever agrees on a bill acceptable to lhc president. Officials disclosed today lhat plans have progressed to such a point thai payroll deductions could bc started within two or throe weeks after the president signs a bill, although they would prefer more lime if possible. In preparation for the huge administrative task, large quanlilies of paper wore purchased last month and about 200,000,000 forms have been prepared for distribution lo some 60,000,000 workers. These arc the forms on which the workr will urnish information concerning marital slalus and Sister of Miss Beryl Henry Dies Thursday Mrs. O. F. Wayman of Warren sister of Miss Beryl Henry, of Hope died in a Liltle Rock hospital late yesterday. Funeral services are to be held Saturday at Warren- number of dependents, so lhc em- )loyer can make tho proper dc- luclions from his salary. Extra forms wre ordered print•d lo provide at least two for each worker and leave a gnorous sur- )lus to lake care of wastoagc and spoilage. Tho worker will keep one und turn the other in to his employer. Arrangements hav been made to oxpodilc delivery of lhc forms through the district collcc- lors offices as soon as a bill is signed. If income laxes arc lo bc collect- cd on a current basis through regular deductions from workers' pay envelopes, the treasury would like lo seo the necessary legislalion enacted in time to uct tho system into operation by July 1. EL DORADO FLIER KILLED El Dorado, May 21 —(/I')— Howard Kenner, 25, El Dorado Army flier who won the Air Medal for bravery over enemy lines, was killed ni North Africa April 3, the War Department loday telegraphed his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Kenner. Kenner had been on duty in Nroth Africa since November. A second lieutenant, he received his wings a I Randolph Field, Texas, last Augusl. (Conlinued on Page Three) More Walking in East Due to Fuel Shortage Washinglon, May 21 —(/I 1 )— The prospect of doing more walking now or loss caling luler loomed in lhc cast loday as a growing gasoline shortage threatened food production in several seaboard stales and turned speculative federal eyes on the T-ralions of commercial transportation vehicles. Pleasure driving on supplementary B and C-rations was tabooed for the nation about two weeks ago by a terse official reminder that it never had been legal Motoring lor fun flatly banned for all drivers in more than a dozen eastern states yesterday at noon. But the "all-lime low" in eastern supplies' appeared to bo growing worse instead of bolter, aggravated by midwestcrn flood damage to a main oil supply line from lhc southwest. Tractors wore hailed on thousands of farms. Filling stations closed by the scores, and long linso of cars squeezed up bo- fore those remaining open. With Iho War Food Adininsilra- lion declaring that unless there is quick relief some farm lands will not be planted at all this year, high government sources said the next step probably will be reduction of gasoline used by commercial vehicles such as trucks, taxis and buses. Such action would come from the Office of Defense Transportation which is holding emergency huddles with officials nf WI-'A, Ihe Office of Price Administration and tho Petroleum Administration. OPA spokesmen expressed doubt that Ihe full pleasure driving ban would bc extended to the midwest, but there was lalk that all supplementary coupons might bc reduced —• both in value and in number issued. In addition lo contending thai some commercial vehicle mileage might be reduced without drastically harming transportation, some federal officials said tho T-rations were reported to bc the principal source of gasoline black markts. This, they held, was another reason why such rations could bc cut considerably. Meanwhile, construction i:l an eight-mile temporary 20-inch line to bypass flood damage neai Little Rock, Ark., to the main oil supply line from the southwest Ihroughoul Iho night in towns re. garded as in imminent danger, aiding engineers and soldiers the struggle lo hold back the surging waters. Red Cross officials rushed relief lo lhc stricken families and government engineers and soldier: aided civilians in cvacuatinp homos in hundreds of towns anc cities and farms. Tho Red Cross office at St. Louis said that in Illinois. Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, more than 80,000 were homeless, while in Indiana official and unofficial observers cslimalcd 12,000 were forced lo floe their homos by the floods. The number left homeless in Kansas, the sixth state affected by the flood, was not calculated. While thousands of farm! lands were inundated in the six''stales and damage to crops was estimated at millions of dollars, there was a degree of optimistic concerning the crop silualion expressed by crop exports in Chicago. They said the most serious aspect of the flood .situation as it applied lo Ihe nation's food supply concerned corn, planting of which has been delayed by the floods. But, Ihcy said, il was considered possbile that Ihis loss of lime would bo made up by warm, sunny weather during Ihc summer. They added lhat in the big crop area a late spring had dol.i.ved corn planting one or two week.;, icf.orc farm lands were inundated. They -ilso said that the d'-inger cxisls in the fa-cl thai autumn Vosts may kill the crop ocforc I is matured, because of the late ilanlings'. A loss of between 5 and 13 per cent of the oals crop in some slates was indicated, the experts •;aid, but they added that winter wheat in much of the southwest iind not boon touched by rain. Late last night the Missouri river broke through weakened points along the channel and rushed northward across country in eastern S.t Charles County (Mo.i lo meet the overflow of the Mississippi ncar West Alton, Mo. Every Icvcc was out along a 7!>mile stretch from Aguusta lo St. Charles, which was considered in immediate danger. "It's no tolling where the Mis- souri'will go now," said R. A. Lan- gcnbacher, St. Charles county farm agent, who earlier had estimated damage in the county at $2,000,000. Al St. Louis, Lt. Col. W. F. Lawlor of the Army Engineer's office revised the previous crest for, the Mississippi upwards to 37 to 37.5 feet expected Sunday or Monday. The latter figure would bc the ligbest mark since the 38-foot level of 1903 and the second highest on record. The river stage last ninht was about 36 feet. Lawlor described as danger points along the Mississippi Har- sonvillo, 111., Grand Tower and Degonia (111.) areas and Fountain and Columbia (111.) areas. St. Charles, Mo., also was regarded as in serious danger and, engineers said, it was the concentra- lion point of the flood danger in the area of the two big rivers. Al Bcardstown, 111., lhc Illinois river reached 27.1 feet, a|i all- limc peak and boys and girls worked with citizens and soldiers placing 20,000 sandbags along the mile - long seawall. In Indiana, Ihe north half of Vin- ccnncs was threatened as the Wabash river early today topped 2(5 foot — the highest level in history Army engineers directed workers Continued on Page Four) 27,500 Bomber Plant Workers Out on Strike Dlroil, May 21 —(/I 1 )— Employes of a sixth war plnal of Chrysler Croporation joined in a Unilcd Au- lomoblie Workers (CIO) strike move today as regional War Labor Board officials entered a conference wilh management and union cxcculivs. No Relief for Liquor Drouth Until August Washington, May 21 — (/P) — No slops lo relieve Ihe liquor drouth can be expected before August al tho earliest. War Production Board officials said today, despite pressure from liquor retailing group.; for resumption of some whisky production. By Augusl it. may bc possible to delermine whether or not, the country's stockpile of industrial alcohol is •ido'iuale lo permit distil- K rs — \\lio now prirJueo nothing '....'. lo I.,' '.i rage ale • 10' WI'B c.iid to lennil any subslcinlia) diversion of thai grain into hard liquor clis- lillalon. Wheat is plentiful, on Ihe other hand, and if limited beverage alcohol production i.s allowed, this grain is more likely lo b c used. It would bo distilled into "neutral grain spirits" for use in making blended whiskies. The distillers themselves, who previously wore active in seeking a "vacalion period" - - which they preferred lo call a "tax producing period" -— in which whiskey could bo made, have dropped into Ihc RussiansSmash Furious Nazi Offensive Moscow, May 21 — (/Pi— The movement of Gorman self-propelled barges across the Black Sea and attempts of a Nazi infantry force to fighl its way through the Russain attack arc northeast of Novorossisk have been smashed by Soviet artillery and planes, re/ports' from the front said today. The Soviet midngiht communi- que said ships of the Red fleet and planes patrolling the Black Sea sank six of the enemy barges, filled with troops, near Hie posl of Anapa and near Kerch. Anapa lies below the Tainan peninsula, northwest, of Novorossisk, and Kerch is at. tho tip of the peninsula that, juts out of Ihc Crimea. There was no immediate indication whether lhc boats were attempting to bring more reinforce monts to tho Axrs troops now com- TJii! walkoul of day shift workers in the bomber plant of the Chrysler Dcsolo division brought the number of strikers and other idle cnploycs in Ihe corporation's war factories to nearly 27,500. II was Detroit's most serious slop- page since Pearl Harbor. Edwin E. Wille, regional WLB director, summoned Chrysler top executives and officers of Ihc striking UAW-C1O unions lo attend the closed conference and explain why work cannot be resumed immediately pending settlement of current disputes. Before today's meeting Leo La- mol.te, director of the union's Chrysler division, called on Ihe slrikcrs to return to work, and in a statement said "there are certain individuals within our own union who arc ready lo sacrifice the interests of the workers in the shop and endanger the nation al war, to advance their own political aggrandizement." Lamotte, charging lhat Walter P. Rcuther, UAW-CIO international, vice - president, was a principal figure in Ihe unauthorized strikes, said "Rculhor's boys pulled these strikes." Informed of Lamollc's statements, Rcuther said "Lamotle's conduct will be handled and settled through the regular channels (if Iho inlernalional • union." He declined to elaborate this comment. Flood Threat to Emergency Pipelines Fort Smith, May 21 —(/P)—Flood- weary lowlanders treked back to high ground along the Arkansas- Oklahoma border loday as Ihe unruly Arkansas river piled on a new record breaking flood on top of another barely Iwo weeks old. The river, which sol a record of 11.7 ieet hero last week, surged toward a 40-41 stage forecast for Convention News Given Rotations James II. Jones, president-elect of the local club, and E. F. McFaddin, past International director, told Hope Rotarians al Holel Barlow loday noon aboul the proceedings al Rotary International's convention in St. Louis this week. The convention included 200 delegates' from foreign countries. Today's luncheon was presided over by Roy Anderson in the absence of President Bill Wray, Mr. Anderson paying tribule lo the club president who leaves office at tho end of June. Guests today were: George Griffin, Dallas, Texas; Charles Lincoln, University of Arkansas, Fayette- villc; and Major Linus Walker, of Hope, and Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis. The major worry hero hinged on Ihe probable effects of the new rise on Army pontons . baring three eight-inch emergency water pipelines across the washed-out approach to Ihe Van Buren highway bridge. Army engineers kept constant watch at the span, domestic water situation The here FDR Reveals Plans for New Blows Ready By The Associated Press President Roosevelt disclosed today that preliminary plans for tho next great Allied blows against the Axis will be submitted by British - American chiefs of staff tonight, and Japan appeared high among the targets as the chief executive said a large majority of American forces o u t s i d the United Stales are in the Pacific. Mr. Roosevelt said recommendations by the top Allied military, naval and air advisers would be studied by himself and Prime Minister Churchill over the weekend and thai"final decisions would, probably be made next week. Washington quarters, however, declared the collapse of Japanese resistance was imminent — perhaps only a matter of hours — as survivors of the hard - hit enemy garrison were tightly bottled__ up at ChicTaldf Harbor at "the north— east tip of the island. American military observers said thai wilh the fall of Attu, the big Japanese base at Kiska, 916 miles to the east, faced a complete blockade by U. S. ships and plans and could look forward only to surrender or dealh. On Ihe Southwest Pacific front, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters announced 21 Japanese planes attacked four Allied points in New Guinea — inflicting minor damage at Douglas Harbor, Milne Bay, Dobodura and Port Moresby —as the enemy continued to show signs of aerial reinforcement. Altogelher, more than 150 Japanese pianos hav been used in raiding Allied New Guinea bases since last Friay. U. S. Flying Forlresses and Liberators dropped 18 tons of bombs on the large enemy base at Ra- baul, New Britain, in the third attack there this week, and other Allied airmen hit the Japanese strongholds al Gasmata and Cap Gloucester, New Brilain. In Burma, the British Command announced briefly that "patrol act- viily continues" on the Arkan 2-Day Toll Over Sicily, Sardinia Hits Record 186 —Africa Allied Headquarters in North Africa, May 21 — (/P) — American fighters and bombers destroyed 113 enemy planes in widespread and devastating raids yesterday against Italy and Sardinia during what was officially called "one of the greatest victory days, in the history of the Strategic Air Force." The Strategical Air Force, under command of U. S. Maj. Gen. James H. Doolittle, is made up of U. S. heavy and medium and RAF medium bombers. Its forrria.tion was announced f l April 15. Allied headquarters spokesmen said that, in a swift hit and run > sweep over Northwestern Sardinia, P-38 Lightning, outfitted as fighter-bombers, dropped three bombs on a dam 10 miles east of Sassari near the Gulf of Asmara. Rft- ' suits were not announced. Aircraft o a half dozen types participated in the whirlwind aerial action i n which 91 Axis planes '. were shattered on the ground and/ ^ v 22 Axis pilots engaged in air combat were sent crashing in flames. The Allied communique announced that seven of the planes, shot down were Merseburg - 323s, the huge Grman transports which are capable of carrying 120 men each or about 10 tons of freight. The roll call of enemy aerial disaster thus was brought to 186. planes in two days. Allied aircraft destroyed 73 Axis planes aloft or on the ground the day before in similar heavy sogashes^a,! Italian' 'MediteWahean''basfe's.'*"' "* The RAF and the U. S. A.A.F. disclosed in a joint communique that they had destroyed 5,172 Axis planes in air combats in the Mediterranean area between the entrance of Italy into the war on June 10, 1940, and the collapse of Axis resistance in Tunisia this month. Sine the German and Italian ground forces tossed in the; sponge, however, Allied airmen have brought down 89 more planes, swelling the North African total to 1,846 and the list in all the Med- ;| iterranean area to 3,261. This figure does not include hundreds of enemy planes blastd on the ground. One American plane was lost in pressed o four districts in the background of lion. present agila- was planned by War Emergency. Pipelines, Inc., but Manager Burl E. Hull said in Cincinnati il would be "two weeks, al least, before we can gel oil moving." Shuttling tank cars now are transporting part of the oil from beyond the break, but officials here pointed out thai, u.se of those cars for the longr haul thus tightens the task of «al\ing the oil on lo the eastern, ami. Thoir pkico has been tiikcn by retailors' organizations, who say a Khurtagc luis led to widespread price violations jind black market conditions, ;md, to some extent, by spokesmen for the "monopoly" .stales which operalo their own liquor stores. These states have been hit hardo rgcnorally by dealer - rationing thiin the non-monopoly slates for several reasons, one being lhat most of them did not try to maintain large inventories. They had virtually no stocks, therefore, to cushion themselves against the shortage. The loss of tax revenue is the argument most frequently advanced by proponents of beverage whiskey production, and one deemed likely to appeal to senators and congressmen from the affected slates. After the income tax, liquor taxes are the biggest revenue' producer in a number of stall's, particularly : iiu'c the abrupt decline of gasoline (axes under mileage rationing. Tainan peninsula, or whether Ihi 1 ; marked the beginning of an Axis attempt at an evacuation. The Germans still possoss numerical supt'riroily in tho region, it was said, but. are unable to shape satisfactory against sharp surprise defense attacks mounted by bold Russian scouts and guerrillas. Four German infantry regiments attempted to storm the Red lines northwest of Novorossisk after showed gradual improvement. Water Commissioner Jay Medlin said Ihc emergency mains were emulyini; 4,500,000 gallons into the reservoirs every ','A hours and •>,- WHl mil) gallons were on hand last night. Downstream, U. S. engineers spokesmen expressed concern over the Kourcho Island levee near Little Hock, it was on of the four levees out of 2!' between here and Pi HP Bluff to withstand last week's flood. Iv L. Person, coordinator if the engineers' flood forces, said if tin- water reached the 29 foot <tag forecast for Little Rock "(he situation Ihcrr (at Fourche Island! v.-il! bo hopeless." Other dikes intact are Iho North Little Rock levee Hie Faulkner County No. 1 and the North l.ittlo Rock-Gillette. All. are under patrol and Cam)) Robinson soldiers are strengthening the Faulkner dike. Meanwhile, the While River was rising rapidly but its predicted slaiif was less than last week's. Near Hrinklcy the Cache river, a whi1 t . Iriljiitary reversed its flow last night as the pressure of the laying down a heavy, barrage, but were met with volleys of Soviet gunfire, the midnight war bulletin said. In one sector, a Russian unit was hit on the flanks by superior enemy forces. The right flank managed to hold, but on the left flank Ihc Germans were reported to have come on until the Red Army men were fighting them off with" fists, bayonets and point blank pistol fire. Reinforcements which moved in swiftly under cover of night arrived in time to turn the tide of battle, front advices said. (The noon communique, recorded by the London Soviet radio monitor from a Moscow broadcast, said Russian artillery pounded more German blockhouses out of White's overflow backed up the Cache. Continued on Page Four) Bi District Legion Meet Here Sunday All l.c.uioniiaires are expected to attend a bi-dislricl meeting of the American Legion al Iho local Legion hall this Sunday, May 23. Col. Hendrix Lackey, slate commander, and Bert Presson. slate adjutant, will preside. The meeting is for Legionnaires in lhc area bounded l\v nievkr. Nashville. Tex- front, along the Bay of Bengal, where the Japanese have been thrusting close lo the frontier of India. RAF bombers continued to pound the enemy's supply lines yesterday, following up two days of record - setting forays by U. S. Army fliers who dropped 225 Ions of high explosives on the Japanese invaders Tuesday and Wednesday. Mosquito Air Fleet Again Blasts Berlin London, May 21 — (/Pi —Swifl Mosquito bombers of the RAF bombed Berlin last night for the second successive night and Ihe fifth time since May 13, it was announced today. Simutaneonusly other British bombers and fighters struck at enemy industries and communications at widespread place in boih France and Germany, including Bremen and Essen. Mines also were laid in enemy waters, an air ministry communi- I quo said. i Despite the scope of the opra- lions, all th RAF planes except one reulrned safely to their bases. The Berlin radio acknowldged that British planes had been over Germany again but charactoristin- ally made light of the raids, do- scribing them as "ineffective nui- arkanu, Hope. Lewitville, Stamps and sauce attacks." The daily nuiniquc of the German High Command, broadcast from Berlin, made no mention of the latest attack on the Nazi capital. Details of the RAF altackson enemy transport were given by the air ministry news service. World's smallest independent state. Vatican City, is about the size of an 18-hole golf course. Continued on Page Four) Hope Boy Is Outstanding at Hendrix Conway. Ark., May 20—Special to the Hope Star—Edward Lester, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Lester of Hope is one of the more than sixty who are scheduled to re.ceive diplomas at the Hendtix College commencement exercises May 26. The baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by Rev. Edward Harris, pastor of the Conway Methodist Church, on the morning of May 23. The graduation address will be delivered by Ed McCuislion of Little Rock, Arkansas state director of negro education. At the graduation exercises fifly- one are scheduled lo receive the bachelor of arts degree; one the bachlor of music degree, and fourteen the associate of arts degree. The honorary degree o£ doctor of laws will be conferred upon Judge J. S. Ulley, circuit judge of the third division of the sixth judicial district of Arkansas and Hendrix. graduate of 1906. The honorary degree of doctor of divinity will be conferred upon E. T. Wayland. Hendrix graduate of 1912 and editor of the Arkansas Methodist. The doctor of Jaws degree will be confei red posthumously upon J. J. Harrison, Hendrix graduate of 1S14, who died recently. Lester, a candidate for the degree of bachelor of arts, has made an outstanding record nt Hcndrix, He is a member of Alpha Chi, honorary scholastic fraternity; Tau Omega social fraternity; Blue Key, national leadership fraternity; Tau Kappa Alpha, debute club; was editor of the college yearbook; a member of the Booster club and on the social committee and student-faculty relations committee. Lester was featured as an outstanding student in tho yearbook for two years and was mentioned in the Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities for the past two years, and was also on the dean's list. Although he left for active military service earlier in tho year Lesler will receive his degree iu absentia. f':

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