Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 15, 1941 · Page 1
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WofCd-Wid* News Coverage <Siv*ri Impartially by Associated Press ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^u ' Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS -^ Partly cloudy arid warmer Monday night and Tuesday* lUME 43 — NUMBER 53 Stof of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1941 (AP)—Mfeans Associated Press (NEA)-~Means New/paper Enterprise Ass'n Pfc!€E 5e COPY ight Jap Transports Sunk & * & ft ft ft • ft ft -• ^ ft ft ft ft ft ^ ft -ft ft uck Nomination Reversed 2 Time by Supreme Court Tokyo Worried Over Men Lost Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Don't Be a Rumor-Monger A rumor was spread around Hope last week that a certain cal boy had been killed fighting with the United States' armed irces in the Philippines. That it was false is now obvious — and should have been obvious even at the time that thoughtless sople were circulating it, for it had not been published in the |ress, nor had the parents been notified by the government. - — (4 Tliis last is most important of all. n the event of casualties striking our omc boys their families will be the irst to know. I state that authorita- ively, on the basis of announcements luick Action on •Ocean Naval ixpansion Seen Committee Approves Measure; Lend-Lease Aid to Continue I "(^WASHINGTON— (/P)— Authorization ffor the expansion of the United States [two-ocean navy was approved quick- lly Monday by the house Noval Aff fairs committee after the size of the contemplated expansion was reducec team 900,000-tons to 150,000-tons at the fequest of the navy. The measure left the type of ship: to be constructed to the descretlon o the President and the Navy Depart ment but Chairman Vinson (O. Ga. said that it would include no battle - County Judge's He hastened to add, however, that this does not mean that "we are abandoning the idea of battleships but it takes a long time to build them." The measure to increase the size of Bic navy along with a proposal to extend the draft nge limits and to give the president extraordinary control over government functions were ready for swift action. k To Continue Lclid-Leusc /ASH1NGTON - (/P) - President Roosevelt reported Monday that lend- lease aid to America's allies—33 countries listed as eligible—had totaled $1,202,000,000 through November 30. Actual exports up to December 1, Ifcwever, were worth only $595,000,000 he said. Reaffirming his promise that lend- lease aid will go on the chief executive asserted that too much was at stake in this "greatest of all wars for us to neglect the people who if policy by the government and by the Associated Press. Rumor-mongers, therefore, shoulc hink twice before speculating on matters which can only bring ridicule and hard-feeling against themselves md cause needless heartaches anc pain to the families of boys now on the firing-line. My authority for this publication is the following memorandum to al Associated Press newspapers in Ar kansas from T. S. Adams, chief o the state AP bureau, speaking fo the general offices of the Associate! Press in New York City: "Please note the Washington story relating the president's request for non-publication of compilations of dead and wounded, and subsequent Navy action, on the subject of casualty lists. "In line with the president's outlined policy, there is no objection to the printing of individual casualty reports. "This means, that if Arkansas members are to be kept advised, for publication of Arkansas casualties in the war, an obligation Tests 'upon' each'" Arkansas 'mem-' ber ... to give the Little Rock bureau promptest protection when relatives of casualties, in your local communities, disclose such casualties. "We are confident of wholehearted co-operation in this connection down the line. T. S. ADAMS, Chief of Bureau, Little Rock." Obviously there is no excuse, then for the spreading of rumors about oui boys. For whatever the truth is, i' attacked or may be attacked by our common enemies." Contest Sent Back for Trial Supreme Court Sets Up Rules Covering Primary Elections LITTLE ROCK —(/P)— The supreme court Monday set up rules affecting the conduct of primary elections holding returns may not be openec for a re-count unless there is "prima facie" showing of irregularities. Reversing for the second time a Hcmpslead circuit court decree giving Fred A. Luck the Dcmocralii nomination for county judge in thi August, 1940, primary, the court di reeled Iho trial court to develop sufficient testimony to determine the votes challenged in the contest ant the exact votes cast in the primary The action was brought by John L. Wilson, also a candidate. The rules the court said shouli be observed in primaries provided: Omission of a voter's name from the published lists does not disqual y him as an elector; Returns made by election officials re to be accepted as prima facie orrect; Election returns shall not be open- d for examination unless there is a ositive showing of irregularity; Ballots re-counted must be positiv- ly identified as the exact unmutilat- d ballots cast in the primary; The.-vote o£ a .person voting in a ownship where he is not a resident hall not be counted. Nazis Fall Back will be known first here not ir some distant place but here ii Hope first. British Sink Italian Ship <, 12,000-Ton Transport Reported Sunk in Convoy LONDON—(/Pi—British submarines \Cj'' c credited Monday with sinking a laJuOO-ton ship believed to have been an Italian transport and with damaging or destroying ut least a half-dozen smaller vessels, two of which, the admiralty said, were picked off in the harbor of Cmidia in German-occupied That ought to make rumor-mong ers pause . . . By WILLIS THORNTON Now It Is a Fight for Our Lives Whatever it was, whatever it migh have been, this no way to fight fo our lives. Declaration of war on the Unite States by Germany and Italy simp) formalizes a situation which existe before the declaration, and which ha as a plain matter of fact, existo for a long time. Exactly how long O'SteenSenf toPascagoula Former Star Staff Man on Gulf Coast With 145th Editor The Star: The time has conv when the training we've been getting is being put in good use, At least i didn't .take long to put the 145th In fantry Regiment on active duty. Sunday afternoon,' (Dec. 7) we wer all sitting in our tents with ever radio going, listening to the turn o events which meant war. At eighl thirty p. m. an alert call went out fo our Regiment, announcements ove the radio being made calling all me back to their post. Everything wa packed ready to leave at any time. We had breakfast at 3 a. m. Monday morn- on Russian and African Fronts General Offensive on Both Battlegrounds Is Indicated MOSCOW — (/P) — The Red army snapped back from its successful defense of Moscow, Leningrad and the Caucasus is turning to a general offensive and is now fighting especially hard to restore the main Moscow-Leningrad connection through Klin, the Soviet repirtcd Monday. Pravda, Community party organ, in a broadcast report said Soviet troops had cut the Moscow-Leningrad line at one point and had taken 42 settlements and 75 German tanks in a single day. The newspaper said troops which had retaken Solnetschnogorski, 3 miles northwest of Moscow and eas of Klin were now throwing the Ger mans out of other localities and the "Nazi retreat is proceeding in dis irder with large numbers of dead an< 'ounded being left behind." Yakhron as recaptured five days ago, it was" dded. The Tikhvin-Volkhov railway south- ast of Leningrad already has been .eared of the Germans, it was said. (In London an authoritative mil- ary source said the initiative ap- eared to have passed to the Russians n the Moscow sector. It is clear that le Germans are. not succeeding in eadjuStingj their- lines because plans re constantly being disturbed by the .oviet onslaught.) The Russians said their purpose now is to exterminate the German armies n our soil.) BABUYAN IS. Mountainous region, poor 'roads barriers to Jap advance from I north Luzon on Manila THE PHILIPPINES Ft, Stotsenburg Clark Field Heavy seas, lack of anchorages make landings difficult on this side of island LUZON I Philippine products arc lure to Japan: Iron ore, oil, coal, chrome, zinc, copper, silver, manganese, hemp, rice, corn, tobacco, coconuts, sugar, rubber. V POLILLO IS. 4 Narrow necks of land h»r» Aasllv defended I Ft. Hughes, Ft. Frank I Ft. Mills, Ft. Drum,. CAXANDUANES LUBANG MINDORO CALAMIAN CROUP a point which historians may some) naa nroa* *i ui a-.,,,. »«,.»-, •• "... day care to dispute. Some wdl say -* -d^al 5^m. le^foi, we knew Pascagoula, Miss., 120 miles the coast. Here we im- Retreat in Libya CAIRO— (ff)— Further British gains outhwest of Gazala were announced iy British headquarters Monday as the ,ibyan campaign apparently turned nto a race by Imperial forces to compell the Axis armies to fight a decisive battle before they can fall jack on new and more favorable positions. Britain and Indian troops twice were counter attacked by German tanks and truck-born infantry during the advance, the communique said bu most of the attacks were repulsec with 16 German tanks desroyed ant 20 officers and 350 of other tanks cap tured." It was said that more than 700 Axis prisoners and many Germans were taken Sunday. A heavy new material blow was dealt when General Erwin Rommel's forces was listed with the capture of 7 guns, 3 tanks and a supply dump containing 70,000 gallons of fuel and the destruction of 6 Axis planes by ground forces. South China Sea J. Pacific Ocean SAMAR D1NAGAT #,*j¥SS Princesa .BALABAC * Sulu Sea BRITISH NORTH BORNEO Ft. McKinlcy Nichols Field % Footholds on smaller islands of little advantage as Japs would be under'attack by bombers from Manila and hostile natives .. in Sea Action Luzon Battle Sta bali zed but British Give Ground in Malaya "' By the Associated P r css t> ^ Japanese officials took worned cog-*; nizance of an allied aeual and submarine counter offensive which has \ taken a toll of unaccounted thou- t sands of Japanese troops enioute to Oriental battlegrounds. A joint army and navy communi- que warned the Japanese people against the lurking dangci of enemy f submarines off the Japanese island coast and urged them to prepare for a protracted war wheiein hostilo submarines and aircraft bombings will ( play a role. Thus far between them the United States airforces and the Dutch submarine fleet operating over and under the China sea have sunk 8 troop- laden vessels heading for Philippine and Malaya landings along with two upply ships which the airforce was redited with sinking in addition to .amaging many transports A .'Japanese statement indicated the war on the sea and in the air was drawing closer to the island empire. The afternoon communique from Manila indicated that the Japanese were checked in land operations at Jiree points on Luzon and said that^ 'enemy activities throughout the day, were confideS. entirely "to-*thr~a'*"i Pettit Barracks Zamboanga BASILAN & MINDANAO JOLO Miles 0 100 day care to dispute ten years, some ten weeks It doesn't matter now. . Tlie largo ship which was atlacked in a convoy resembled the Italian liner Virginio, the communique said It ta known that ships of tins type aie Nothing has really been changed by tlv! actual declaration. A single morn-'ill's reflection will show why. Suppose the United States had been able to avoid formal war with Japan, Germany and Italy, bupposa Germany had won, and coiurollod* Europe from Land's End to Siberia. Suppose Italy had won and been allotted u satrapy under German domination covering the Mediterranean area and much of Africa. Suppose Japan had won, and controlled the whole of East Asia and the Pacific. What would have been the position of the United States in such a situation, facing hostile, aggressive dictatorships on every side? Obviously life would have been impossible; im- i nation, and impossible us in away on mediately took up routine guard duty. The quarters are even better than in Shelby, it being H new place. About the best improvement I find is Na- turnl Gas instead of coal. There's a very nice view of the Gulf right from the camp. The greatest complaint from the soldiers is missing their Christmas furlough. But beginning today a small percentage at a time will be allowed furloughs. I probably won't get mine for some lime, being new in my company. These are the Philippines, mysterious, mountainous chain of 7083 American islands in the Orient, whoe, .•East has for four centuries mingled with West, where troops of Japan now clash with those of the us transports, it was being a^-lcd. Prowler Enters Home of E, S. Greening A prowler entered the home of E.•3*! Greening last Saturday night and made way with several valuables, including a watch, and a billfold containing about §1 and a check. Police investigated but the prowler had already disappeared. The search cantinued Monday. Buy now and pul them on your holiday mail. They cost so little but do so much Every citizen should lend a help ing hand in thi voluntary cam for every person in the country. War would certainly come, and come under circumstances less favorable than those of tiday. Not a single ally wou remain but Canada and perhaps Mexico. Panama would me untenable. South America would quickly gravi- Atlantic dictatorships. Alone and hopeless, the United ate into the hands of the Pacific and CHRISTMAS SEALS Hew Route on BlevinsRoad Contract in January — C, C. Pushes Washington Road Hope Chamber of Commerce has been advised that contract for a new The Hope Star is getting hero re- gl - ave i ,- oa d from Hope to Blcvins by gularly and is about the greatest way of rj c Ann will be let by the pleasure I have. I get quite a few statc Highway Commission in Jan- letters but all together they lack a ua ,. Vi it was l earnec l Monday from lot of containing what the home town Roy A n d e rson, president, and R. B. paper docs. Mr. Washburn I want to Bowellj secr etary. thank you for sending it and sincere- It was neccssar y to move the Hopc- an ly hope many of the people have Blcvins ,. oa d, State Highway No. 29, lld taken advantage of sending it to the somew hat eastward following the fellows in service, whose thoughts c i osmg o j the southern end of the are still home. Defending our coun- road when tne War Department con- try is just that—defending home. demned land for the Southwestern Give my regards to all; still have | p rov j n g Ground, now nearing com- lopes of getting to . visit with you. I pi e t; on here. [f at any time you can, write. Good (Continued on Page Two) Cotton Protect payn. Talbot Feild, Jr County Chairman Rev. J. E. Hn- mill, City Chnir- mun. By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close December 16-40 January 16.59 March 16-90 May "-03 July "-09 October "-2V NEW YORK December January March 16-86 May "-01 July ".04 October "•"« Middling Spot ".99, chamber also announced it luck. May we all come out on top! wou j(j g o before the highway com- Sincerely Private Barney V. O'Steen Sept. 12, 1941 Co. A. 145th Infantry 37th Division, Camp Shelby, Miss. Haynie to Speak at Kiwanis Meet Here I mission and seek a contract for a modern road from Hope to Washington. Since the closing of the origina" I Hope-Washington highway, State No | 4, because of the Southwestern Proving Ground, traffic to Washingtor I has been routed over the Columbu. road to the intersection with the Ful Ion-Liberty;-Washington road, thenct Annual Xmas Show Dec. 22 Tickets Are Mailed Monday to School Principals Tickets were mailed out Monday to the principal of every school in the ope trade territory to be given to very child in these schools. This is the annual Free Christmas icture Show put on by the Saenger heater and the merchants of Hope. Last year more than five thousand hildren attended the Christmas ihow, and several more schools have icen included this year so it is ex- ected that it will tax the capacity f the Saenger to accommodate the cliool children with the three shows. The Free Christmas Picture Show will be given on Monday December 2 this year. There will be three shows, the first beginning at 9, the second at 11 and the third at 1 p. m. Hope children are asked to patronize the first show, and thus eave room for out-of-town children at the 11 and 1 o'clock shows. The picture this year will be a technicolor feature "S'wanee River," which tells the story of the life of the great composer of Southern songs, Stephen Foster, and many of his songs are sung in the picture. The feature and several shorts will furnish good wholesome entertainment to the chil- into Washington. Meanwhile, Kent Brown, dislric Chief of Police F. V, Haynie will engineer for the highway depart address the Hope Kiwanis Club Tues- I ment, has assured the chamber every day noon on, "The Methdos of Sabo- effort would be made to keep traffi teurs in the Present War." moving along the present route, pend Chief Haynie is the newest member | ing efforts to have new gravel laic in the Hope Kiwanis Club, and it is believed that he will furnish some I Canada's total forested area exceec real information on this vital sub- 1,220,000 square miles and iceupie jecl in Tuesday's wiondny luncheon in 35 per cent of the Inntl nren of th Hotel Henry. I Dominion. Band Concert Tuesday Night High School Band to Play on Downtown Streets Weather permitting, the Hope High School Band will present a program of Christmas Carols, patriotic songs, and marching formations Tuesday night, December 16 on Main street between first and second streets beginning at 7:30. This is the program which was planned in connection with the fireworks display last Thursday night and had to be postponed because of the inclement weather. The sixty boys and girls all dressed up in uniforms and going through various maneuvers will present a beautiful sight that every citizen of Hope will enjoy. The mam feature of the program will show Santa Claus and his reindeers which will be of especial interest to the small children. ' The' program will begin promptly at 7:30 and will last approximately 30 minutes. Fire Damages Julia Chester Blaze Quickly Put Out Before Patients Knew of it The dinning room of the Julia Chester Hospital was considerably damag- d by fire here early Sunday morn- ng but was quickly extinquished he- ore it could spread to other parts f the building. Estimates placed the amage at approximately ?250. The blaze was believed to have tailed from an iron in the kitchen, nd was confined to the wall and the ttic of that room. The fire department had the blaze under control shortly after. As ons ource said "most of the patients lidn't even know there was a fire." Japs Gain at-Hongkong ', LONDON (/P)— The Japanese have"( ^ attacked Hongkong from the land and *> air for the past two days as British , ft forces on the Kowloon peninsula, the » A crown colony's mainland sector, fell back to defend the Hongkong Island, the British declared.' , The withdrawal order was according to plans and is still going ' , on," the announcement said. Japanese dispatches said the B,n- tish defense , of Hongkong were crumbling under the shelling of siege .. guns and aerial bombaidment. The fall of Britain's second most vitaV^*, stronghold was declared by the Japs'* to be only a matter of days, One potential source of relief for the colony was a Chinese attack on * the rear and flank of Japan. But Bri- . tish sources said they had no information on that operation beyond Chungking advices that a fierce Chinese assault was now in full swing against Japan in the Tamshui area/ north of Hongkong, Retreat In Malaya ' SINGAPORE —(yP)— A British com-* dren for an hour and a half. Every school child in the Hope trade territory is invited, and if any school has been overlooked the Chamber of Commerce will be glad to furnish tickets for all of its pupils upon request. Teachers are asked to impress on the children the date, place and hours of the shows, Monday December 22 nl. 0, 11 nnd 1 o'clock at the Snengor Theater. All County Boys in Alaska ReportedQkeh In a telegram to his wife, Mrs. Milton Eason, Lt. Eason, who is stationed at Nome, Alaska, asked that greet ings be extended to the families o the many Hempstead county boys now stationed in Alaska. According to Lt. Eason, no mail ha been sent from the Alaskan post fo several weeks, and for their familie not to worry because all are reportec in good health. The Donbass produce 61 per cer of Soviet coal in 1938 nnd newly hnl of its steel. The American Medical Association vas founded in Philadelphia in 1846. • a »» The first electrically cooked mea! vas prepared in England in 1895. (Continued on Page Two) Cranium Crackers Desert Warfare Soldiers fighting on the sands of Libya know well the meaning of the term "heat of battle," for nothing could be hotter than the inside of a lank on the flazing desert. You'll find this set of questions about the north African war front warm entertainment for these cool evenings. 1. Did Winston Churchill say "Tobruk or not Tobruk, that is the question" in the House of Commons just before the new Libyan drive began? 2. What two brothers, and a third officer with a similar soundr ing name, lead the opening British land, sea and air offensive against Libya? 3. Bomba, Benghazi and Banjia are all Libyan cities. Locate each in its relation to the Egyptian border. 4. "To the shores of Tripoli 1 ' is a familiar U. S. Marine Corps phrase. Does it refer to Tripoli, the capital of Libya? 5. Is Libya bigger than Texas; than Mexico? Answers oil Comic Page Horatio the halcyon horse As he nibbled a fresh bale of gorse, "It's so late my selections Are full of defections And I suffer the Pangs of Remorse." S SHOPPING PAYS TIU CHRISTMAS

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