Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 2, 1941 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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', '".*:# ? , * * »' ' • *'' " i '„* A^/f -— • •.*' ' .' - - <^ A/ Naws Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press 43 — NUMBER 42 Star of Hope, 1899; Press Consolidated Jnn, in,,, i £ HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY. DECEASE, ar Partly tloudy preceded by „„.,, rains in the east poHi&n aftd colder ^ %XPJ?*i**«»«« **? . W War Closer in Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- From the Long, Long Ag - but I have • Sir: in July of 1902 or 1903 I jjvalkcd down from Mufrccsboro County 1941-42 Cage Schedule Is Announced Otis D. Stone, Washington, I Maps Out Complete Schedule Otis D Stone, of Washington, chairman of the schedule committee of the Hempstcad county rural cage associa- Wn, released Tuesday the following schedule for each of the six members: Official Basketball Schedule 0 Away Friday, December 5 ^ashington vs Springhill •*£atmos vs Guernsey »"ij V ^ Columbus rrlday, December 12 Springhill vs. Patmos Guernsey vs ....__ Fulton Jjdwnbus v « Washington '.(/Tuesday, December 16 Patmos vs. __ Columbus Fulton vs. Springhill Washington ...._...._; Guernsey Tuesday, January G, 1942 Patmos vs ; Fulton pPrldny, January 9 '•Washington "vs. J_£.'""• jr Petrn'6's &i Springhill vs. _ ____TGueniscy Tuesday, January 13 Guernsey vs Columbus Friday, January 16 • , JX Iton . vs> -v Washington ^Columbus vs SpringhUl Friday, January 23 Springhill vs Washington Guernsey vs. Patmos Columbus vs. _ F u i ton Friday, January 30 Patmos vs. •— ', , Springhill r f, ulton vs Guernsey Washington vs. _ _. Columbus Friday, February 6 Columbus vs. _ Patmos Springhill vs. __ Fulton Guernsey vs Washington f.(Tuesday, February 10 o U ,L ton \* — Patmos Friday, February 13 Patmos vs Washington Guernsey vs Springhill Tuesday, February 17 Columbus vs. ._ _ Guernsey •JFriday, February 20 Washington vs Fulton .Springhill vs _ Columbus -Proving Ground Fire Fighters Project Has Complete Unit to Combat Fires •Constantly on the alert is the watch word of the fire fighters at the Southwestern Proving Ground, where sixteen men and three specially equipped motor units of the project fire department arc organized and gcar- ^ to a state of efficiency adequate to Wfeguard an average sized city. The shifts are now the order of the day, during which approximately half the entire force and all fire fighting equipment stand ready for instant response to an alarm. ^Two large fire trucks, carrying equipment selected especially for its utility 'm combatting types of conflagrations most likely to occur on the project comprise the mobile units of the department. Sufficient hose of JBpPer diameter to reach an establish- VS fire hydrant from practically any point, various chemical tanks designed to quench flames from oil impre- and got some work on the cases on the Hope paper. It was a hot, damp day for the press, the rollers and the ink. The rollers almost turned treacle, the typo did not seem to take ink, and the paper did not print sense. A local resident, on vacation from his job in the immense government printing office at Washington, D. C., tried to help out, but what did a linotypist know abou rollers, ink, paper, etc.? Finally someone had a brilliant idea. Just put coal-oil (kerosene) m the ink trough. Then the paper came out not a whit worse than its predecessors. The press was a Country Campbell, unless my memory went; wrong . I took meals at a boarding house whore I first had my experience will] Southern sweet potatoes or yams. Too sweet, I complained to the landlady against the cook pouring sugar or syrup on the potatoes. A trip to the kitchen and an enormous mammy grinned as she fried another for me. A revelation. I came down-from Murfreesboro where I had a day or two work for J. W. Huddleston in his printing office ... One of the boys (around Murfreesboro) told me he bought a nice horse from an Indian from Indian Territory, for ?10, I think. He told me it was queer. It would jump, leap, pitch all ways. He could do nothing. A friend told him to get it down and hammer a nail into the head, through an ear, I think. It would settle the creature's crazy antics. The remedy was-, permanent and the creature .. r ?,t u .rnecl Kto. the soil from whjch I was a tramp printer tramping from Kansas City south :to Texas and through Indian Territory. Now I am an old-age-assistance pcn- mS^-JL?,™ a deaf-mute. 70 today. British Troops Forced Out of 2 Libyan Towns Admit Stiff Opposition But Term Success as 'Local' CAIRO -(/P)_ The German forces have succeeded in joining their two ?anzcr divisions in fighting in the Libyan desert by cutting through the British corridcr. at Tobruk and the Sntish have lost Rezegh and Birel Hampd in the battle, a British com- munique announced Tuesday. A British spokesman here said the joining of the 15th and 21st panzer divisions had not in any way imperil British confidence. "It • may delay matters for a few lays, he declared adding that "it was ust an up and down fight." The spokesman said the link with robruk was not broken despite the Axis thrust and declared the British •ctaincd air superiority for blasting Axis tanks. "The fight could be termed as a ocal German success," he said. Both sides now were stated to bo reforming #nd regrouping their forces for another battle over the rock ston desert and British reinforcements wer said to be reaching the field in "steady stream," Reports said that some British troop were landed at Tobruk by the Roya Navy. ^ (London sources said the British ' still appear to have numerical superiority in armored forces". They said the Gennan's claim of mass tank destruction was fantastic.) Minneapolis, Minn. By WILLIS THORNTON Messersmith to Mexico _In spite of the general settlement of Mexican problems which marked the departure of Ambassador Daniels there will be plenty of work for George Messersmith, his successor in Mexico. There is the oil controversy, still unsettled despite the agreement on the sum to be paid is assured even then. Matters of military collaboration remain to be settled. The road southward to Panama, which might be a vital one for American armies some time in the future, should they have to move southward to the Panama Canal, remains to be built wifli Amor- lean aid. Naval facilities on the west j coast, which might also be important to the United States in case of war with Japan, probably will be subject to negotiation. The persistent anti-American propaganda of Nazis and Falangists in Mexico is to be combated, offset, and neutralized. The securing of priorities for American exports to Mexico, the securing to the United States of Mexican vital products, will present many problems. And of course there remains the perennial problem of enlarging the cordial understanding so well begun between peoples united by geography, history and economics, divided by cultural heritage and language. The United States in the eight years past has been more than patient, more than tolerant. In the recent settlement it met Mexico a good deal more than half way. You may say, as some Mexicans do, that this has been due to the necessities of a world situation, but it remains a fact none the less. A good beginning has been made toward a genuine and lasting peace that will be of immense benefit to both countries and an example to the A&MfQface Crimson Tide Most of New Year's Day Bowl Games Are Complete DALLAS — (/P)— Alabama's famed Crimson Tide is coming to Dallas to play Texas A. and M., champions of the Southwest Conference, in the Cotton Bowl game January 1. Th,e Tide todq/y accepted "with pleasure" the invitation from Dan D. Rogers, president of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. Rose Bowl CORVALLIS, Ore—(/P)—Duke University will meet Oregon State College in the Rose Bowl Football garm New Year's Day. Percy Locey, O. S. C. athletic di rector, said the Durham (N. C.) school had accepted an invitation fron the Pacific Coast Conference chain pions. Sugar Bowl NEW ORLEANS-W-Thc New Orleans Midwinter Sports Association announced Tuesday that Fordham wil meet Missouri in the eighth annual Sugar Bowl game here January 1'. Orange Bowl MIAMI, Fla.-(/P)-Membcrs of the Change Bowl Committee discjpsod informally Monday night that Texas had been invited to oppose Georgia here New Year's Day, adding that they were "extremely hopeful" the Longhorns would accept the invitation, Texas Declines AUSTIN, Texas—(/T>)—The University of Texas Longhorns, 23-to-O conquerors of the Southwest Conference champion Texas A. and M. eleven, Monday voted to decline any and all possible invitations to post-season and bowl games. Reds Continue to Rout Nazis inRoctovArea Germans Reported in Full Flight in Cold, Heavy Snow MOSCOW (/P)-Tho rout of Germans from Rostov is at its height and Red .army cavalrymen nad guerillas added to the Germans confusion in the Donets Basin in the southwest area, a Soviet broadcast announced Tuesday. About Stalinogorsk other Germans were declared, in a Izvestia account, to have been put to flight through deep snow, drifted by bitting winds. Soviet guards were reported to have :aptured a number of villages to rc- iove the threat 120 miles southeast of Moscow. The village of Barabanovo was named as one recaptured when the Germans fled, abandoning their weapons. In the northwest sector, Parvda said hat three German divisions had been •epulsed in a sanguinary battle Monday as German attempts to turn the Soviet defense line about Klin and Volokolamsk failed. Despite that the Germans were admitted to have made some advance in places and "the sit- j uation remains acute," the report said. (A German communique announced Tuesday that German troops battering at Russian lines befire Moscow had penetrated deep into the capital's defense system. (At Leningrad the Russian troops were beaten back in,renewed efforts to break through the encircling lines,' the communique said, stating that "the" assault was proceeded by violent artillery preparations,) ns Newspaper Enterprlt* Ati'n British, Japs Move Troops to Thai Border ..___^____——___ War Curtain May Raise in Far East Draft Age To Chunking*** Liuehow. Wue||ow Sunchow Lunlin v Wanting •H.ngchow'' 01 "'"* [BURMA ROAD Kwongehowan (Fr.) Luichow Lalchau* • Phongialy •Luongprobong South China SeaZZZ —_ — , Othen* Chlengknn Nongkal. ,, THAILAND _• Saravano Pakse I Attopeu , Kemorot Rajadhani Anaaman Sea Nhotrong Comranh Bay Phanron ^British Bases. Jap Air Bases Japanese Basel Possible Japanese Thrusts at Thailand To Singapore •600 Miles Possible Japanese Thrusts at Burma Road V 9"+V . it ' ft (Continued on Page Six) CHRISTMAS SEALS Buy now and put them on your holiday mail. They cost so little but do so much. Every citizen should lend a helping hand in this voluntary c ajn- payn. Talbot Feild, Jr., County Chairman Rev. J. E. Hamill, City Chairman. world. Messersmith is a very down-to- earth and practical man to carry forward a relationship which has at times been more verbal than substantial. In Berlin as a consul at the time of the rise of Hitler, Messersmith was well known for his ardent insistence on the rights of Americans there. He knew Schuschnigg in Austria when stationed in Vienna, and he knows the Nazi peril at first hand. He has had long diplomatic experience in all parts of the world, his most recent post at Havana having given him a good ringside seat on the Latin- American scene for several years. Both the United States and Mexico have every reason to hope that Messersmith will be able to advance, rationally and consistently, the "new era of good feeling" whose development between the two countries crowned the long and distinguished public career of Josephus Daniels. A Thought O Lord God, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy greatness, and they mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or earth, that can do according to thy might?—Deuteronomy 3:24 Proposal Would Take in Men and Women 18!/ 2 to 50 LONDON —(/P)- Prime Minister 'hurchill told Parliament Tuesday nat "a crisis of manpower and wo- nanpower" will dominate the year 942 for Britain and proposed that military conscription age limits be owered to 18% years and raised to 0 years and warned that eventual- y men of 60 might be called. Present conscription limit is for men from 20 to 41 years old. The expanded conscription would bring more than 3 million more men and women into the armed service. Powers to compel unmarried women between 20 and 30 years to join the uniform forces will also be sought he said. ' Hempsfead Man Dies Tuesday William M. Parton Succumbs at Home Near Hope William M. Parton, 66, Hempstcad county farmer, died at his home near Guernsey early Tuesday morning. Funeral services were incomplete Tuesday but burial will be in the Water Creek Cemetery, near Guerny. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Frank and Everett Parton of Hope 3 daughters, Mrs.. May ' Gratiot of bpnng Hill, Mrs. Lena Aylett and Wrs. Anne Bell Terry, both of near iope; 2 brothers, Russel and Wessley iurgess, both of Alama, 4 sisters, Mrs. Wargai-et Green of South Carolina Mrs. Sally Austin of Bridgeport, Ala., Mrs. Mary Beavers of Stephenson, Ala., and Mrs. Lillie Durham of Holywood, Ala. Appreciation Day for Adkins Hope C. C. to Honor Governor Here Tuesday, Dec. 9 "The Hope Chamber of Commerce is entertaining Governor Homer M. Adkins on Tuesday night, December 9, with a banquet at the Southwestern Proving Ground cafeteria." Roy Anderson, president of the chamber announced Tuesday. "Every citizen of Hope who possibly can is urged to attend. "This banquet is given Governor Adkins as an expression of appreciation for the many favors he has shown Hope and Hempstead county during the past year and has no political significance. "Governor Adkins has appointed several Hope citizens to positions of prominence in state and national governments. He has been most active in securing defense projects for Arkansas, one of which is located at Hope and has brought most unusual prosperity to practically every citizen in this section. "He has interested himself in the roads of this part of the state, and has been largely responsible for the location of plants to process the 'sour gas' of southwest Arkansas which will promote industrial development. "Every citizen of Hope is urged to honor the governor by his presence at the banquet next Tuesday night." Missouri State Trooper Shot Police Connect Shooting With Attempted Holdup FESTUS, Mo. -(/?)- Trooper Fred L. Walker, 32, of the state highway patrol was shot and wounded by two men he had handcuffed in an automobile and was bringing to Troop C headquarters Tuesday. here for questioning Details of the shooting could not be learned but it was reported that he was shot with an old style "Owl Head gun during a scuffle. Walker was rushed to a St. Louis nosptial. The two men sped south highway 61 in the patrol car. Capt. J. M. Wherritt said at the headquarters in Jefferson City that ajra ^ 1 ,1 l ? lockade was being established. All highways were being blocked. Although Walker was unable to give a statement officer sought to link the shooting with the slaying of tavern owner, Nelton Scheumann, by two robbers who attempted to hold him up early Tuesday. They fled in an auto. There are 255 bears (black and brown) in Florida. I When the codfish do their Christmas Jt is mostly a majter of flopping To Boston and b'ack With a stout seaweed sack Full of cupcakes vyith rnarshrnallow topping, SHOPPING PAYS Till, CHRISTMAS Cranium Crackers Fun With Figures The war hasn't gone into the quadrillion dollar stage as yet, although some of the bills it is incurring begin to look as astronomical as that multiVmulti figure. Here's your chance to have some fun with figures, large and small. 1. A couple is the parents of two sets of twins, one set of triplets and one other child. If one of the twins has triplets, one of the triplets has twins, and all of the others have one child apiece, except one of the triplets who has none, how many grandchildren will the couple have? 2. How many ciphers in one decillion? How many ciphers if you add the figure 22,000,000 to it? 3. If it is 1800 miles from Natal to Dakar, and an $80,000 plane flies that route, how much will it cost to send an 18-pound package across the Atlantic there at a postage rate of 80 cents a half-ounce? 4. On his old well, Mr. Rickeys pumps 100 barrels of oil every four days. On his new well, he installs a pump that works twice as fast as the old one. What is his total oil output each week from both wells? on Conjie Page Prisoner Escapes From Cummins Prison CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark- OT—After walking off from a grave pit near Star City, Lcland Taylor ^-year-old convict, sentenced from Craighead county on a charge of assault with intent to rape, was at liberty Tuesday. Taylor was assigned to driving «, tractor, hauling gravel from a pit to the prison farm. About 1:30 Monday he slipped away. His 15 year sentence was imposed June 6. Ham Stations Fifty-five thousand of the the more than 65,000 radio stations licensed by the Federal Communications Commission m the United States are amateur Stations. Famed German Raider Is Sunk Cruiser Sydney Goes Down After Sinking Nazi Ship LONDON (/P)— The 6,830-ton Australian Cruiser Sydney has sunk one of Germany's most dreaded sea raiders of this war but an official announcement Tuesday said she apparently paid for the triumph with her own life and lives of the 645 men aboard her. "She fought her last fight with heavily armed 9,400-ton German Steir- nark somewhere off Australia, pro- aably not far from the Cocos Is- and where her predecessor namesake sank the Kaiser's raider "Emden" in he last war the announcement sal Japs Still Study U. S. Note; Both Sides Make Preparations By the Associated Press The Japanese cabinet devoted a'long f session Tuesday to study - of the! Washington negotiations while' the* press splashed dispatches 'describmil he gathering of "ABCD" forces ,irf ( he South Seas and charging thatj Britian was preparing to invade? Thailand. ^ <y Dispatches to Domei, JapaneieW' agency, and to leading newspapers^! described Britain's war preparations 3 along the Malaya-Thailand border, as being completed From Manila Domei$ reported that a declaration of a state ^ of emergency in the Philippines was^ emminent. r -^, Warship to Singapore *t Britain's new 35,000-ton battleship'" -., he Prince of Wales steamed into'" 1 *™ Singapore naval base Tuesday at the-.,., head of a flotilla of strong navy rein-^T* forcements. : The Prince of Wales and other _ specified heavy units are the first'rft' capital ships Britain ever has sent <to ! 4s« the Far East ready for action. _Reuters, British hews agency, in >!.„., dispatch from Rangoon said one-nfSSw the largest columns of military \_ ,„. hides ever seen in Burma left .for/ifl the capital for duty with British^fe troops at defense centers through-' 'm out the country. J -,fe»s Thailand rushed large-scale ...,„„ rations for defense in the event of ao*,%; attack, posting armed guards »at""JL Bangkok and the -capital's surburbs(J| and constructing concrete «ir .raid ' shelters at many, street junctions. * *i Forces Concentrated * •«£&* In. Singapore' thousands of .Britidttb ,d Malayan, Chinese and Eurasian volrfFjI unteers went into camp on fulMimef " soldering basis as the British crown 1 ' colony prepared for any eventuality.*^ ft, •A long line of army trucks passedjL. through Ragoon all'Monday and Mon^Sm day night carrying newly arrived?** Indian trbbps to outposts along-the 1 ' border facing Thailand. >,/. ,.., . On the other side of Thailand J.a^^l great number of Japanese troops Wfl"' 1 reported ,to be rnassing in FfencH I' ;do-phina, BotH sides,, sfcpdr were waiting fbr the other to first. President Seeks Answer WASHINGTON —(/P)— ( t?#$ President $>& In summer, the body temperature ot a chicken often reaches 106 degre Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Open High Low Close December.. 16.24 16.30 16.24 16 32 January .... 16.23 ifi 35 March 16.46 16.58 16.46 leisS 16.56 16.72 16.56 16.70 ,16.58 16.78 16.58 16.75 NEW YdRK 85 1695 "* 1M3 December.. 16.16 16.25 16.16 16 25 January .... 16.22 16.25 16.72 16 31 March 16.39 16,59 16.39 16.53 May 16.50 16.68 16.50 16 67 J UIVL 16.51 16.68 16.51 16.68 October.... 16,56 16.71 16,55 1C.70 Middlying Spot 17.57. Schools Sell Seals Also Details of Student Drive to Be Announced Later Active participation of city school in the annual Christmas Seal Cam paign for the prevention and contro of tuberculosis was assured Tuesday by Mrs. Beryl Henry, superintended of schools, who officially called to the attention of the pupils the benefits which might be expected from the nationwide drive. "Tuberculosis," Miss Henry pointed out, "is a disease that brings a higher death rate among young children than scarlet fever and diphtheria combined. Among our school children I am sure that we shall find many willing hands eager to contribute all they can toward awakening the interest oi the community in the sale of Christmas Seals for 1941." Grateful acknowledgment of the school campaign was made by the Rev. J. E. Hamill, City Chairman of the Tuberculosis seal sale, who stated that "the greatest hope for success in the educational movement against tuberculosis lies in the growing children of today. They have the opportunity of knowing facts about the prevention and the cure of tuberculosis that science had scaj-cely touched upon a generation ago. 1 ' Details of the shool children's drive, particularly in classroonjs. are to be announced later. Illiteracy Defined Any person 10 years of age or over who is unable to react ov write in any anguage is an illiterate, according to •uhngs of the United States Census Bureau* Roosevelt was disclosed Tuesday ,to be asking Japan questions whiph ob- • servers said included requests for s ' explanations of Japanese military move into Indo-China and toward Thailand. The disclosure was in the state De-" partment in an official account of mother visit there by Japanese Anv» >assador Nomura and special envoy' Kurusu. It was said that Under-Secretary of State Wells was directed by the president to ask the Japanese representatives to call on him in order to make , certain enquiries of the Japanese gov-* ernment through them for information of the president. This was taken to mean that Roosevelt was intervening personally in, negotiations in order to get some ex ' planation of the recent Japanese mili" ' tary steps. < U. of A. Coach May Be Fired Board Member Advocates 'Liqujda. tion' of Contract FORT SMlTH-(fl>)-The Fort Smith Times Record printed a letter from rlugh Park, Van Buran, member p f he University of Arkansas board oj! trustees, adTocatbg the "liquidation* of Coach Fre<J Thomson's contract and. he employment of a new mentor for the Razorbacks. The letter was a copy of one ad, dressed to Chairman J. G. Ragsdale of he board, ir» response to a poll on the question of hiring a new coach, Asserting he had received hundreds of requests to ''give us a new coach* Park said he had replied to all in. quiries in this connection. "There is too much dissatisfaction or the board to ignore the reauest* "•ark asserted. Police Continue Investigate Local police cojittinued to invsstU ate Tuesday the robbery of Stewarts ewelry Store sometime early M«£ ay morning. Th e jobber or robbsrs roke the store's display wia49W mo: made way with nbout JZ§ jn

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