Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 10, 1941 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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*r H ^ - <' v " v * • Woh'd*Wide News Cdveroge Given Impartially by Associated Press "'' * ' ' t" 1 '''"', "' •' ft s< ,"'' /''if;!?' Star »i / s -i The Weather ARKANSAS - Fair and . Wednesday night and Thursday hard freeze Wednesday night. - [(ME 43 — NUMBER 49 Star of Hope, 1899; Pr«s, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1941 ... Associated Press :NEA>—Means Newspaper Enterprise A»'n PRICE 5e ritish Lose 2 Battleship W W W "W "Sv^ ""sV vV "^7 '"?/' <l s7 '^7' -^7 ^y <<J\-* *A_ _A— _A_ *^* **A A*A MA** A*A AN AN < M * AN AN .AN , AN AN >N AH TT [ apanese Parachutists — — -® . ® i . « Ai Philippine Pert of Viga — —' . Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- The Cynic Scoffs But Later He Has to Fight There is never a wholly satisfactory explanation as to how nation happens to be plunged into war—• whether this one |any of the others that have preceded it in American history. it some of the circumstances leading up to World War No. 2 jke it a most unusual war, and offer proof that the world ;lf is at a very low ebb. for one thing, this World War No. ®2 has afforded us the unusual sight of supposedly major powers going to war and suddenly and utterly collapsing. One minute, members of the world's ruling class; the next moment, abject slaves. One writer has termed this "The Age of Treason." Historians speak of vast conflicting movements such as Communism and Fascism, ignoring national boundaries, and sweeping around the world Whatever it is that is wrong with the world, it has been a destroyer o: men in their role of patriotic citizens. We who; are still alive and free in a nation yet our own, now know the truth—that freemen and free nations are Safe only so long as loyalty to one's own country is put foremost over all else. Today's history has wiped out the nations that believed differently. Two recent books tell the story. Jan Valtin's "Out of the Night" describes how Russian agents persuaded enough Germans to turn Com- mxmist to destroy the young German republic .. and pave the way for the rise of Hitler. Also, how the same Russian, agents converted Franco to imerica Is in 'arAliWay 'resident Says Mr. Roosevelt Warns Nation of Long, Hard Struggle Against Axis IWA.SHINGTON — President Roose- •plt'warned the nation Tuesday night is in for a long, hard war, a- inst//'crafty and powerful bandits" lith^Germany and Italy as much the the United States as is |apaVi. iHe ' emphatically denied Japan's it' she had gained naval supre- tiacy in the Pacific by her Ilghtn- r>8.,*sU;pke at^ Hawaii..,,w^.« BaPed .confidently: ' "We are going to win the war and ve are going to win the peace that follows," Making his first report to the nation Jlpn the past and future of the conflict "^ at has suddenly engulfed the coun- pry. the president acknowledged Japan's initial successes have been cx- Itensive, "Many American soldiers and sail- rs_ have been killed by enemy action.' |je said,.adding that the damage done Pearl Harbor was "admittedly serious." .And, he said, the people mus1 |be prepared at any time for an announcement that Guam, Wake and Midway islands have been seized by the enemy. ^But, on the other side of the war ledger he placed 18 months of preparation', assembly lines already producing a profusion of war materials, of plans for doubling, and quadrupling that output. The latter included a seven-day week for the war indus- Communism so that she might hands'" of her ancient enemy^ 'Ger- '' many. And in the other book, William and the construction of new plants. He balanced against the power and ruthlcssncss of the enemy, the determination of a united people, which, he said, will be satisfied with noth- g|g short of complete victory. Japan and Germany He spoke from the heavily guarded White House, his first talk with the nation since the Japanese attack of Sunday, with the exception his request to congress for a de- Shircr's "Berlin Diary," I read a few graphic paragraphs on the German drive to the English Channel in May, 1940. Shirer said that the Dutch, divided among themselves and frightened, let the Germans through rather quickly—but the Belgians, united and determined, fought like lions . . holding back the Germans from city to city, from house to house. Only in Belgium did we read of the old-time spirit of World War No. 1 which, once a nation went to war, enabled her to fight hard . . .and, fighting hard, fight on to victory. For if a man loves his country, he will put that love above all else. The cynicism, the false doctrine of "international isms," and the betrayal of the homeland to the enemy —all these have been exposed . Only the gospel of the patriot is left as the one rock that a na- r Of • larailon of war. Repeatedly, and with great emphasis, he spoke of Japan's relationships with Germany. The latter he accused of pushing Japan into the (Continued on Page Two) I .." ,-; . ••••• Bulletins Pan-American Union BUENOS AIRES—W—The pat- llcru of Pun-Anicricun thoughts on Japanese aggression in the Pacific were solificd Wednesday with smaller nations generally declaring themselves in on the hostility and larger pledging to the U. S., of war. Reds Recapture Olcts MOSCOW—WV-An official radio announcement declared Wednesday night that the Red army troops had recaptured Olcts, routing two man infantry divisions and in- flicUng casualties of 12,000 Nazis killed and wounded. Olets is due eust of Orel °« the front about 200 miles south of Moscow. tion stands on, united and unconquerable. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON The Bill of Rights Has man, simply as a human be- ng, any rights in the world merely iy virtue of being born into it? We Americans say, yes. The whole cove of our political and social be- ki revolves around the thought that he individual is sacred—that there is something in each man or woman, simply as men and women, which not governments, not social organizations, not monarchs, Caesars, nor dictators may molest or dilute. The whole colonial history of North America, from its earliest days, is starred with declarations of rights. Government has always been limited The people have always felt that it existed for them, not they for the government. Always, in a score of solemn declarations .Americans were asserting, "I am a man. I can be persuaded but I cannot be pushed." When the present American government was organized, these ringing assertions of the rights of men were strongly in American minds. Assurance was demanded that the new government would not infringe on rights pretty generally conceded to be basic. On Dec. 15, 1791, about three years after the Constitution went into effect, the first 10 amendments became effective. They are called the 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 cam- payn. Talbot Feild, Jr., County Chairman Eev. J. E. Hamill, City Chairman. Early Attempts to Land Were Said Repulsed President Claims U. S. Sea Supremacy; 3 Jap Ships Said Sunk MANILA — (fP) — Japanese parachutists were reported Wednesday to have captured the northwest Luzon por of Vigan and sea-borne troops were landed near the north port of Aparr in the first full-fledged landing on American soil since the war of 1812 An army communique said the Japanese fought their way ashore a Aparri under the protection of theii warships amid bmobings by American planes which sank one transport am damaged two of five others. While the battle in the north stil raged two waves of Japanese bomb ers raided Manila and its surburb shortly after noon hitting hard at mi litary centers including Nichols ai depot. Fort William McKinnley, an the Nielson airport districts. The port of Iba and Clark fields were reported unofficially to have jeen bombed at the same time. The Philippine constabulary reports the parachutists capture of Vi?an only 200 miles northwest of Manila. ..3 Jap Vessels , WASHINGTON (IP)— The War Department's ;first official communique Wednesday annaunced^the defqatvqf a Japanese' ^invasion attempt on.'" the west coast of Luzon Island as President Roosevelt claimed continued supremacy for the United States Navy in the Pacific. Luzon is the principal island of the Philippines. Manila is located on it, about 400 miles from where the Japanese landings were attempted. Earlier from Manila an army communique reported that the Japanese were attacking in forces at Luzon, the north end between Vigan and Aparri. The communique said that information was received from the commanding general of the Far East command revealing "the defeat of hostile attacks against the west coast of Luzon between San Fernando and Vigan. "Our first bombing attack on six enemy transports at Vigan resulted in direct hits on three hostile ships and damage to those remaining, with one capsizing and sinking immediately," the communique said. The President dismissed as "fantastic" the Japanese claims that they had taken naval supremacy in the Pacific through the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor last Sunday. Big Buttle Reported LONDON —(IP)— The German radio said Wednesday that a battle between U. S. and Japanese fleets was now in progress in Manila but gave no indication of the source of information. Possibly catching its own report on the rebound the station' later quoted a Boston radio as saying "a great naval battle" is raging near Manila. •' s»£ 'tr-T (Continued on Page Six) Strong Dutch Forces Sent to Aid British Violent Battle Reported in North , Malaya, One Airbase Said Lost. SINGAPORE —(/P)— The Netherlands East Indies threw strong reinforcements of warships and warplanes into the battle of southeastern Asia Wednesday, as British land and ah forces slowed down a Japanese as sault on northern Malaya. Dutch bombers and fighters flew in Tuesday and already have joinec British, Australian and New Zealant units which have been pounding Jap anese transports and bases in south ern Thailand since dawn Monday. The Dutch fliers also have been fighting alongside British Empire' air froces to contest Japan's admit tedly efforts to win quick mastery o the air. ' Dutch warships are with the Bri tish eastern fleet in the China Sea. British land and air forces wer reported in action Wednesday tryin to check Japan's latest and nearest threat to Singapore at Kuantan, on the Malayan east coast, 200 miles north of this vital fortress. Some of the Many Local Boys Who Are Now Serving With United States Navy Otto Mike Schnciker, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. A. Schneiker, Hope, Bobcat football player, enlisted Nov. 11, 1941, and is in training: at Sian Diego for six weeks. Howard Jeannes, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Jeannes, Washington, enlisted in Navy and is now aboard U.S.S. Canopus, stationed ut Manila, Philippines. Joe Bob Steuart, son of Mrs. M. D. Downs, Hope, enlisted in IT. S. Coast Guard in November, 1941; now mess sergeant aboard cutter Spruce, Station Island, N. Y. *} •j' 1 Jap Drive Balked SINGAPORE -(/?)- The British apparently have lost Kota Bharu ,the north Malayan airbase where the Japanese, have .landed^strong forces juste inside the; Thdllifjd "|rphtier'-"Kuf the communique ••indfcateS, Wednesday night, that they have balked Japanese drives both in that area and at Kuantan, only 200 miles north of here. !, Denies U. S. Claims TOKYO—(Official radio picked up by the Associated Press)—Official Japanese quarters in denying what they called U. C. claims of the sinking of one Japanese aircraft carrier off Hawaii suggested that the U. S. observers might have seen a U. S. vessel, believed to be the USS Interprise (19,900-ton aircraft carrier) sink after being hit by Japanese bombs and mistaken it for a Japanese ship. Happy Birthday! WAUKEGAN, 111. — (IP)— Even the oysters cooperated at Mrs. E. A. Gross' birthday party. She bit into an oyster and found a pearl, well formed and slightly less than a quarter inch in diameter. Meet the parrot of Cadaver Gulch—her Heart beats for a dashing young vulture, But his I. Q. is low, So her gifts—you might know- Are the latest books on aviculture.' 12 SHOPPING DAYS IIU CHRISTMAS U. S. Newsmen Are Dismissed Expelled From Berlin Conference Wednesday BERLIN — (IP)— U. S. newspaper correspondents were dismissed from the daily press conference Wednesday and instructed to go to their homes —not tlieir offices—on the grounds that Axis newspapermen were arrested in the U. S. in violation of tlic international practices. Instead of going to the conference table the Wilhelmstrasse stood at the entrance and announced: "Contrary to international practice the German correspondents were arrested in the U, S. I must now ask American correspondents to leave this room and proceed to their homes." Then as they left the room he silently shook their hands. Early-Pan-American Conference Proposed WASHINGTON -(/P)— Secretary of State Hull Wednesday proposed a conference of American foreign ministers to be held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the first week of January. Hull's call for a conference to discuss the new war menace which confronts the western Hemisphere was disclosed in 3 statement issued by the State Department. Roads of India India has only 200,000 miles of roads although it is one-third as largo as the United States, which has 3,000,000 miles of roads. *s*+<m Before 1853, Tasmania was known as Van Dieman's Land. Then its name was changed to honor its discoverer, Abel Jans Tasman. Cranium Crackers Corporal Quiz Two-striper is the name they give a corporal in our Army. You should know why, and also the answers to most of the following questions about corporals. 1. Is a corporal a commissioned or non-commissioned officer? What army ranks are immediately above and below his? 2. What dictator of today was a corporal in World War I? 3. What U. S. Army corporal recently married a well-known t-creen-society girl? 4. Who was Corporal Violet? 5. What is corporal punishment? ou Comic Page Ernest E. Spears, son of Mr. and W. F. Spears, Prcscott Route 5, enlisted in April, 1918; .now chief radio man, communications officer New Orleans—one of four brothers in Navy, two at present time. Luther Clifton Spears, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Spears, Prescott Route 5, enlisted June, 1928; now seaman 1st class aboard U.S.S. St. Louis, Pearl Harbor- one of four brothers in Navy, two at present time. Harold E. Poole, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Poole, Hope Route 3 enlisted April 19, 1940; now petty officer, 3rd class, U.S.S. Whitney, Pearl Harbor, Here is another group of photos furnished The Star by parents of local Navy boys, publication of the rest to follow periodically. The pictures are being published in the interest of the vast Navy Recruiting Campaign now under way. Interested local boys may obtain full information at The Star office, or may obtain this by mail,' simply filling out the coupon below and mailing it to the newspaper: ™ mm -••••_. •••• I Tear out and take or send this coupon to the Navy Editor off this newspaper ** Without any obligation on my part whatsoever, please send ine free booklet, "Life iri the Navy, "giving full details about the opportunities for men in the Navy or Naval Reserve, V I I Address. Name. .Age. i Town. -State, ., 1 Presbyterians Plan Supper Turkey Dinner to Be Served on Thursday Night The monthly supper meeting of the men of the First Presbyterian church will be held in the Educational building at 7:30 Thursday night. A turkey dinner will be served and a movie of Montreal, N. C., one of the Presbyterian summer conference headquarters, will be shown by the regional director of religious education, the Rev. Gus Craven of Springfield, Mo. Men of the church are urged to attend. Visiting Presbyterians are also welcome. Both whales and opossums are mammals, but a baby whale outweighs a baby opossum of the same age about 4M44.00Q tunes. Playgrounds in Four Wards Recreational Council Plans Project Through WPA The Rev J. E. HEmill, president of the Hope Recreational Council, announced Wednesday that the state WPA had granted to Hope five recreational supervisors and that the proposed playgrounds in each ward would get underway immediately. A meeting gf the Recreational Council has been called for Thursday morning at the City Hall, beginning at 10:30 at which meeting Dr. Borders of the Little Rock office, and the new Hope supervisor will be present. The Rev. Hamili urged all members to attend, and assist in lining out the program to be set up at once. -slMrtw K'ung Su-Tw is the name of the ancient Chinese sage, whose name has been L#Un.«ed to Confucius. 21 From Here in War Zone Names of 4 More Local Men Stationed in Pacific Names of four more local men were given The Star Wednesday as serving with the American armed forces either in Hawaii or the Philippines, making a total of 21 from here now in the combat zone of the Jap-U, S. war. New ones accounted for in the war area are: Douglas C, Cash, Coast Artillery, Fort Mills, Philippines, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cash, West Eighth street, Hope. Sergeant line C. Smith, Fort Armstrong Field, Honolulu, Hawaii, son of Mrs. Lula Smith, Hope. David M. Brumfield, Station Hospital, Fort Mills, Corregidor, Philip- and Mrs. T. H. Repulse, Princi of Wales Sunk by Jap Bombs Considered Wo Blow to British" Navy in History of Whole War . LONDON — (IP)— Britain lostf of her mightiest capital ships WedVye day—the powerful now 35,000-ton,<T~~ tleship Prince of Wales and yie]i_ r;) 000-ton Cruiser Repulse—both sunk by| the Japanese off Malaya in the'i—^ disastrious single blow to , the' < tish navy in the whole war. h Their loss was announced byVtl admiralty without word of how they"* were sent to the bottom of the Paci-p fie or of the fate of their crews, Jto§| gether more than 3,000 men. ''\j A Japanese communique said* tl were destroyed by air attacks. ( l\\ This, if confirmed, would be*<4i first known sinking of any warship of the size of either the Prince & (3 Wales or the Repulse by aerial bonibJI ardment. '< J |S" The Prince of Wales was^ onlyjr cently dispatched to the PacificVaj was the flag ship of the fleet ^i tain had massed and organized totd fend the Empire' in the Far East.'f| Prime Minister Churchill shwdcL the House of Commons Wednesday! with his solemn announcement^ '*"** the ships had been sunk. , >l Japs Jubilan ' TpKyp by~the Ass ers shouted Japan's most tremi news of war successes so^ far- sinking of two of Britain's "mL^ capital shpis and the landing^ Japanese forces in the Philippihe lands—Wednesday to jubilant of war-stirred Japanese. , -,j?^ Announcing that Britain's ne^ 000-ton battleship the Prince of. and the 32,000-ton cruiser ( ll, had gone down in the Pacific jtM aya under the burst of Japanese^ bombs the imperial headquarterst ; clared the British Far Eastern: had been obliterated. -' . Japan already had claimed S supremacy of the Pacific after H . day's air smash against the U. S. fl at -Hawaii. J DNB Quotes Japanese '*; BERLIN — (IP)— DNB quoted a Ja anese naval authority Wednesday^ announcing they had reason to believe that the 35,000-ton British tleship King George 5 was also : with the Prince of Wales and the pulse in air attacks on Eastern fleet, (There was no explanation offeyej. for this reported belief that there ,v*--" no confirmation from any other qu ter that-the new British battie.shij the sister ship to the Prince of Wa had been hit or even involved in, air-sea battle.) kjg Nozis Admit Tikhvin May Be Recaptured BERLIN -rWV- The Geinvm, tary spokesman acknowledged Wi nesday that it was possible that ~ sian troops had recaptured Tj' railway center 110 miles east of ingrad "because the German? withdrawn to better defense for the winter." pines, son of Mr. Brumfield, Hope. William Tandy Saunders, 17th Ordnance Company, Fort Stotsenburg, Pampanga, Philippines, son of and Mrs. Henry Saunders, Hope. Treasury Launches New Tax Program Mr. WASHINGTON The treasury launched its war tax program Wednesday with a call to congressionr al leaders to confer with Secretary Morgenthau, Just what the program will be no one in authority would say but since the treasury talked of an extra billions of new taxes a few weeks ago its new desires are believed at least as high as that if not higher. Eye Lookers You can't tell an honest man by his ability to look you in the eye. Many criminals are uble to do so with ease, while honest individuals may be ««•• vous and shifty-eyed. British Forces Join With Tobruk CAIRO — W)— The British ed a "rejoining of hands" of the bruk garrison with British forces Bir el Adem in the Libyan Wednesday and declared that ly movement of the Axis now wss parently aceellerated under pressujf? of "our forces." '^ • .B» POL • A baby whaVe may weigh as as 7 tons at birth. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Open High Low Dec 1M7 1?.32 16.17 Jan 16-37 16,54 16.33 March .. .. "16.60 16.82 16.49 May 15-75 16.94 16.6,0 July 16.72 16.92 16.6? -».„.., ww Oct. ....... «.84 17.10 16.S4 NEW YORK. Dec. 15.90 16.21 15.9? j$m. „ „ ___ ...^r. March 16.58 16-75 16.45 3®fifl May. ...16.70 16.89 16.56 IWiJW" July 16,70 16,89 16.58 J^gSjM Oct. ; . 16.70 ifi.9,3 IMS $ms& Sjpoil7.6i. ' ;Svi . til

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