Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 13, 1941 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 13, 1941
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•iMV, 1 i » i* * *> n-i * News * <SiV6h Impartially by 1 Associated Press '".,x-*'{ iiiiiifliiiii i' ' -Ji^" ^ ' '"••', ; " ^^;^:f\tm fcl e O VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 52 Stdf of Hope, 1899; Pftess, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. The Weather ARKANSAS - Fair to partly ctouety Saturday night and Sunday colttef,'< with temperatures of near freezing. '' HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1941 (AP)— Means Assoclofed Press (NEA)— Means Newspaper Ent Newspaper Enterprise Au'fi PRICE 5e COPYggi . Foothold Wiped __. Q^A_ •^7 A_^ /L _A A A A »B ,_Hfrfer Said Planning New Campaign in Middle Eas I mm ^ • _ * _ . ., ~~: -—~ O Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- f A Correspondent Calls His Shot Last night I finished reading William L. Shirer's (Alfred A. Knopf, New York), "Berlin Diary" the journal of a foreign correspondent from 1934 to 1941. Always when reading the purported diary of a man who is still alive you are plagued by the thought that the fellow is "second guessing" — that is "> revising his notes in the light of what has happened between the time he originally wrote them and the time his book went to press. fo i Red Cross Roll Call Hits $4,035 for New High 75 Per Cent Increase Shown in County Ove. Hempstead Quota M _ Final totals of the Hempstead Red i Cross drive as reported by the county chairman here Saturday is $4,035.86, the largest in recent years. The 1941 total exceeds the quota for the county by some ?1,535,8G or a 75 ir per cent increase. _ The Red Cross chairman and solicitors expressed their appreciation to the citizens of Hempstead county for their generous donations. Donations follow: ;Q .rPreviouElj-"ix!portcd^a;::X7.-.?3t682.T6 ~ Mr. and Mrs. Will Ridgdill.... 1.00 Mrs. Ray McDowell 1.00 Mrs. Chas. Harroll 1.00 G. W. Wiggins 1.00 Steve Carrigan l.OQ „ Vera Carrigan 1.00 •«-<* Lagrone Williams 1.00 Mrs. Ardell Clark 1.00 Centerville School 1.00 Lawrence Borland I'.OO Beryl Henry 1.00 Louise Fuller 1.00 I W. C. Brasher """'. 1.00 Foy J. Hammons 1.00 R, E, Jackson 1.00 Paul H. Power 1.00 Dolphus Whitten, Jr 1.00 Elbert Davis 1.00 Mrs. Irma Dean 1.00 .'.J Mrs. R. E. Jackson « 1,00 Mrs. Roy Allison 1.00 Mary Droko 1.00 Mrs. Frank Mason 1.00 Sarah B. Payton 1.00 Mrs. R. P. Bowen 1.00 Mrs. Rorscy McRae 1.00 Rutli Taylor 1.00 Marion Hilton 1.00 Evelyn Phillips 1.00 Mrs. Don Martin 1.00 Mrs. Rachel Harrison 1.00 Mrs. George M. Green 1.00 Mrs. Vercuc E. Sadlin 1.00 Mrs. W. R. Summervillc 1.00 Bessie Green 1.00 Mrs. I. L. Pilkinton 1.00 Mrs. Henry Taylor 1.00 Mrs. C. C. Stuart 1.00 Mrs. Howard Byers 1.00 Mablc Ethridgc 1.00 Mabic B. Holt 1.00 Florine Miller I'.OO Kathleen Rhodes 1.00 Mrs. Theo P. Witt 1.00 Mrs. B. C. Hyatt 1.00 Lulie Allen '. 1.00 Mrs. James Pilkinton 1.00 Mrs. Lucille Wherry 1.00 Mrs. Ray Andrews 1.00 Mrs. Jim Tcrney 1.00 Mrs. M. A. Brooks 1.00 Guernsey School Grade 5,6 .... 1.00 Guernsey School, Grade 7, 8.... 1.00 Guernsey School, Grade 9, 10 1.00 Guernsey School, Grade 2 .... 1.00 Guernsey School, Grade 3, 4 .. I'.OO Guernsey School, Grade 11, 12 1.00 Guernsey School, Grade 1 .... 1.00 Forney G. Holt 1.00 J. G. Wright 1.00 Sallie M, Burns 1.00 Banver McPherson 1.00 Patmos Colored School Grades ., 4, 5 1.57 H. C. Brunson 1.00 Hester Lee Watts 05 Lucille Walls 05 But I finished Shirer's book last Onight with the conviction it is an honest diary. He made news scoops, but at times he admitted his competitors scooped him. He made prophecies that came true, but at other times his guesses went sour. However, ho closed.his book with a summary of German foreign policy that since the book's publication (June 20, 1941) proves to be startlingly true. He forecast that Germany would declare war on both Russia and the United States—and on Russia first! Here is the quotation, Pages 5912: "There is one final question to be tackled in these rambling conclusions: Does Hitler contemplate war with the United States? I have argued this question many hours with many Germans and not a few Americans here (Berlin) and have pondered it long and carefully. I am firmly convinced that he does contemplate it and that if he wins in Europe and Africa he will in the end launch it unless we are prepared to give up our way of life and adapt ourselves to a subservient place in his totalitarian scheme of things. "For to Hitler there will not bo room in this small world for two great systems of life, goyern- " 'merit, and' trader For' this treason I think he also will attack ^Russia, probably before he tackles the Americas." Shirer, looking on the European eyes, has seen the truth. His background certainly helped him. Born in Chicago in 1904, he attended Coe college, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and on graduation worked his way across the Atlantic aboard a cattle-boat. Once in Europe he stayed there 15 years, first as correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, then for Hearst's Universal Service wire, and finally as continental representative for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) —and he is with CBS in the United States today, as you know. A thrilling book by an honest writer—'"Berlin Diary." * * * By WILLIS THORNTON Geography Is No Longer to Be Trusted Let every American remember this: Except for the chance of geography, San Francisco or San Diego or Seattle might have received on the infamous December 7 the same deadly introduction to war that came to Honolulu and Manila. Japan lias willed war with the United States, war without warning, war of which the first notice is the first bomb. Except for the fortunate fact that continental United Stales s thus far out of reach, we should have felt in the midst of our own great continental cities, the fury of this dastardly assaull. It may yet come. So we are one with Norway, and the Netherlands,, and Belgium after all. When the German invaders swiftly and silently descended on those countries without warning, we were horrified, we were sympathetic, but we did not feel the reality as being anything that might touch us directly. Now it has come also to us. We are (Continued on page four) ICHRISTMAS SEALS IRHY CHRISTMAS? Wwwv Protect Home /rent ' 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 Rev. J. E. Hamill, City Chairman. (Continued on Pace Four) Cranium Crackers Twelth Month December is best known as the month of Christmas and the one when winter begins. There are many other interesting items that happen or have occurred during the last of our 12 months. 1. Three presidents were born in December, including one famous war president and one that served in post-war years. Who were they? 2. Another president made a famous farewell to his officers in December, and was the only president to die in that month. Do you recall his name and the years? 3. History's most famous tea party was held in December, and not in England but in America. Where was it held and who threw it? 4. When does winter begin, according to the calendar? 5. First airplane flight was made in December. Who made it and when? w» Comic Moscow Claims Utter Defeat of Nazi Army New Thrust Is Predicted Through Turkey From Bulgaria By the Associated Press A disastrous and to Adolf Hitler's invasion of Russia was freely predicted by London military quarters Saturday as Moscow claimed utter defeat of a 750,000 German army and signs multiplied that Hitler might be planning a new campaign through Bulgaria into Turkey and the Middle East. The prospect of the Nazi Fuherer, heartily sick of bloody losses and hardships suffered on the frozen steppes of Russia, might have decided to lash out in another direction, found these supporting theories. 1. Britain announced that she was iending aerial reinforcements to the Middle East—evidently to meet a new threat since British armies already had the Germans and Italians on the run in northern Africa. 2. Germany dominated Bulgaria, which remained neutral and hence not legally available for use as a base for German operations, declared war on Britain and the United States. 3. German officially announced that her armies in Russia were withdrawing to new defense positions for the winter—possible to divert attention to mass her forces for an attack on the Middle East. 4. Russian reports of new German peace "feelers'to Moscow which the Soviet bluntly rejected indicated that Adolf Hitler wanted a free hand for another venture elsewhere. 5. Germa ntroops concentrations have been reported from time to time in southern Bulgaria, including the Black seaports, in position for -an attack on Turkey if that country refuses to permit the transportation of German troops across Turkey. Old Fiddler Contest, Cale Many Prizes Offered There Thursday, Dec. T8 An Old-Time Fiddlers Contest with a top prize of $10 for the best string band will be held at Cale High School, Nevada county, Thursday, December 18. Starting at 7 o'clock Thursday ngiht, the program will offer a score of prizes for every variety of music, and with special prizes for dancing. Alaska, America's 'Jumping Off Point'for Japan ALASKA AND THE ALEUTIANS Arctic Ocean Area, 586,400 sq. mi., is twice as big as Texas, but population is only 73,000 SCALE OF MILES klavik HI IIII cPherson 'CANADA (YUKON SOVIET..RUSSIA Gulf of Anadyr ,* "^Candle , NOME* ^Council >H^ HIM Norton Sound Karaginski .. (Soviet Base) +St. Lawrence Island Proposed highway from U. S. 0 Commander Is, (Soviet Base) St. Matthew lA :'Matanuska " ANCHORAGE On Iliamnat Valdei Cordova _ ^_ Haines ** Yakutat SEWARD Seldovia Near Islands KISKAI. Pribilofjs*! (Seals) U.S. Bases 'Troop Air Gulf of Alaska Pacific Ocean adivostok, while Japan, in turn, might attempt Alaskan invasion. < t ? uwl - u lo rei uei at Two Italian Cruisers Sunk Entire Fascist Flotilla of Three Believed Sunk LONDON-GO-A pack of British and Dutch destroyers, pounced with sudden and effective fire on two Italian cruisers in the Mediterranean, sank one and left the other burning from "stem to stern," the admiralty announced Saturday. Thus with the Italian cruiser believed sunk Friday in the Mediterranean an entire flotilla of three Italian cruisers were apparently lost. None of the four destroyers, three British and one Dutch, which damaged the heavier enemy ships suffered cither casualties or damage. Unexplained Geologists do not know what caused the formation of the "sand spikes," or curious rock formations, found in the Colorado and Mojave deserts. City to Salvage Waste Paper Mrs. Frank Johnson , to Head Local Organization Mrs. Frank R. Johnson has been appointed local chairman to co-operate with National, S'late and local groups in salvging waste paper, it was announced Friday by Mrs. J. G. Martindale, Regent of John Cain Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Leon Henderson, Price Administrator, ask civilian support of the waste paper conservation campaign through stopping the burning of paper by householders, business establishments and municipal buildings. It is estimated that 75 per cent of the paper produced in this country is destroyed by burning, which represents a total national wastage of millions of dollars, which is to be stopped if all will participate in this conservation (Continued on Page Four) Roundup of the War in the Far East KWANTUNG PROVINCE X « U ' i 8 ' Mar . lH " s . . UoW out * ( Wake Island; 2— J« p.s uttiivk north and south ends, of Luzon; 3-Japs ring- H<H>«Kojig; 4-Uime$e attack Jujj re.«r; 5—Jsps at t.itU Malaya ami fi-I)iu-\viu, Australia 1ms first aJv raid Same Reason a Hen ' Crosses the Road HELENA, Mont. — (ff>)— Montana's law requiring pedestrians to keep to the left side of road, has had its first test in court. It cost the defendant two days in jail. Patrolman C. M, Small testified ht had arrested the fellow only after he had been warned to walk to the left, but persisted in keeping to the right. "I liked the other side of the road better and didn't see any reason for walking to the left," the defendant insisted. Defense Office Is Set Up Here Space in City Hall Provided for Defense Council The executive board of the Hempstead County Civilian Defense Council met this week and decided to at once open here in the City of county office of Civilian Defense. Discussion by the board disclosed that plans are afoot to open an office of Civilian Defense in each county of the state. Mayor Albert Graves, a member of the executive board, placed at the disposal of the Civilian Defense Council office space in the City Hall building. It was decided by the board that the office would be opened there in the city hall at the earliest possible date. It was pointed out by the county chairman, Talbot Fcild, Jr., that state or federal funds are not as yet available to squip and maintain the County Defense Offices. Mr. Feild said, "The Arkansas Legislature in its last session made no appropriation for Civilian Defense. However, some states did. For example, Louisiana's legislature, in its last session, appropriated a half-a-millicjn dollars for Civilian Defense in that state." The executive board decided that since funds are not available for the equiping and maintenance of the (Continued on page four) ™nr Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close December 16.17 January 16.36 March 16.67 May 16.82 July 16.89 October 17 05 NEW YORK December 16.21 January ..'. 16.36 March 16.63 May 16.75 July 16.80 October 16.85 , . No Parking in Local Alleys Four Are Arrested in Star Alley on Friday Four car-owners were arrested and fined Friday and Friday night for parking and leaving their cars in the alley alongside The Star building. Parking in any public alley is prohibited by law, but this particular alley, being the only traffic route from Walnut street to the rear-doors of the South Main street stores, is one of the most heavily-traveled in the city. Big trucks can not pass when a car is parked in the alley, and city police have been making arrests daily, setting a new record Friday. Fines ranged from $1, standard, to 55 for the car-owner who gave the officers an argument. Jess Davis, The Star's advertising manager, although not himself a car- owner, volunteered to help out a lady in a Buick by getting into a parked car and moving it. Jess was at the wheel when the cops arrived. It looked bad for the home team; but after matters were explained, the officers took the car down to headquarters and started looking for the real owner. It's Not Legal Bur It Works FALLS CITY, Neb. — (a')— Nebraska law makes NO provision for collecting back taxes on the installment plan, but Sheriff Irvin Gates does it anyway, like this: He lakes partial payments "on trust,' keeps an unofficial set of books and issues an unofficial personal receipt. When the delinquency is paid in full, he turns the money over to the county attorney and an official county receipt is issued. In the first nine months of this year, installment collections of ?1 or more totaled $1,238. %**'$%* Forces Mopped Up on West Luzon Coast Wake Island Still' Holding; Dutch Sink 4 Jap Ships Killing 4,000 &® gain': By the Associated Press lf it eaborne Japanese troops which g£ ed a foothold at Lingayen i on I ,.^ west coast of Luzon Island, 100 miles' north of Manila has been wiped out it was reported officially Saturday'as American fighter planes pitched itlto^ waves of Japanese bombers in a spec-(, tacular dogfights over the;Philippine' capital. .•:',. 1" Other bad news for Tokyo as re- w ' ported by Batavia (Dutch East Indies)' radio which said 4,000 Japanese troops lost their lives when Netherland submarines sank four Japanese troop* transports off southern Thailand near'' Malaya. \1 Simulteanously Imperial Tokyo head 1 / quarters/ obliquely conceeded that'r American forces were still holding but on tiny Wake island about mi^if way between Honolulu and Manila' where a small force of U. S. Marines*' have been fighting off Japanese a.ir and sea attacks for days. •*' Admit Losses at Wake Island ,*< „ Japanese headquarters said military objectives on Wake Island were sr rt verely damaged in attacks by Japdnej naval units Thursday. The Japan suffered some losses it was a ted. *' Ar^JSokyw'' commuitltmu -*.»»v. c^ American planes were shot downr ui aerial attacks on the Philippines»and fourteen . others destroyed "c\i > the? y$ ground and that eleven American fly-,4" 1 ing boats were destroyed, t In the Far East Domei broadcast a dispatch from Saigon, French Indo- China asserting that British tioops defending Hongkong .had withdrawn froni their first line of defense < following the Japanese capture of JCow- J ;loon on the mainland, facing British naval bases. 1 ' Domei declared that "British forces V", in' Hongkong had been trapped and. i the fate of the crown colony is vir- * tually sealed." * „ No New Bridgeheads >, A bulletin from the Manila head*' quarters of Lt. Gen. Douglas Mac- Arthur, U, S. Army Commander-in- Chief of the Far East, indicated thalj Japanese forces attacking the Philippines had failed to gain any new , bridgeheads on Luzon. The situation on the ground has not changed, the commander said, adding that mopping up in the Lingayen area has been concluded. , Manila itself experienced a wide- *" gun-blazing night in which police and guards battled Fifth Columnists ' who fired red signal rockets over the city. Rifle fire cracked in the seclipn. where the rockets were sent up and Vf and sentries shot into seveial houses showing lights in violation of the blackout. * Reuters, British news agency, quo^ ed a Domei dispatch from Shanghaj f as saying Honolulu had undergone six Japanese air raids within nine hours after Secretary of Navy Knox arrivved there. However, there was.., no confirmation to this report. ~' Dispatches from Manila, timed 3;}Q< p. m. (10 a. m. CST) said the enemy heavily bombed Nichols field and # native section. * Spring Hill Wins 2 of 3 From Patmos Three Spring Hill teams clashed with a trio of cage teams from Pdt» mos Thursday night winning Junior boys and girls games but losing the senion boys contest. The Sprign Hill junior boys won 12-9; the girls 27-22 bu tthe Patmps senior boys downed Spring Hill 38-27 in a thrilling contest. The lead changed 5 times. A baboon who belongs to the Mafia Ties his Christmas gifts tightly with raffia. "They all happen to be Bombs," he says, "and you see, .Only raffia can stand the gaffia." SHOPPING PAYS Jill CHRISTMAS

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