Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 3, 1942 · Page 1
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Worv'd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star (\ "^ OLUME 43 — NUMBER 69 The Weather Cloudy with freezing rains or snow in the east and south portions Saturday afternoon and in the extreme east portion, slightly colder Saturday night. Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January IB, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1942 ' NEA) — Meons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COFV Corregidor Base ^^^^^-k^^^^^i W ^V ^V ^V A * _T^ A * * — M **•* >A ><r ^4 'vV yy yy w Vw TrA, A_ Lafayette Excited Over New Oil Field Our Daily Bread By NEA Commentator -WILLIS THORNTON- Weighing Rights Against Rights Crocodile Tears Just as the American government was devised as a bal- «ance of powers among the executive, legislative and judicial branches, each a check against the other, so we are coming to a time when the rights of the citizens must be weighed against the rights of other citizens. That 'Three Landing .Attempts Halteji by the British * However, Japs on Outskirts of Quantan, East of ,, Singapore | SCINGAPORE—(/P)—British troop: fighting to hold their positions has always been true, of course, but a complex industrial civilization, in which people live close to one another both physically, and economically, is heightening it. All our rights arc conditioned and diluted by thc rights of others. There is thc right of free speech, but it does not warrant crying "Fire!" in a crowded theater, nor maliciously assailing the character.of another. There is the right of freedom to assemble, but it often conflicts with the right- of all citizens to use the streets without delay or danger. There is the right to tune in any program one likes on thc radio, but not to play thc thing all night so loudly that no one in the block can sleep. Others also havev rights. That is the kind of dilemma which the U. S. Supreme Court lacklod in ils recent decision in the Virginia nortlnvest Malaya, beat off three shorV onal Labor Relations Board had or- Japanese atlacks by land and one b>L dci ' ed disbanded what it after hear- sea FriOja(|but on the cast'coast th<l ngs decided to be a "company union.' <*'nvadors pushed into the outskirts oft" the course of ils decision to order 'Kuantan, only 190 miles from Singa-V 10 _board to make a redetermination pore, a communique announced Sat-\' ''? order, the court discussed a urday. nnflict between two rights. The bulletin snid the Japanese sut- |°. ne . is * hc ri 6 ht . now generally ac - fored between 400 and 500 casualties l! 1 ? 10 "' o£ workmen to organize into pin their assault on the Perak front,_ w Four Japanese barges and a small steamer were set afire by British artillerymen who halted a new landing attempt on lower Perak Friday, thc communique declared and "thc remaining of enemy craft withdrew." * The Japanese maintained their night by night aerial thrust at Singapore, attacking various targets. Little damage was done, thc communique said reporting seven casualties. War Stockings «for Women Stockings Will Get Thicker and * Legs Thinner B.V 'BETTY CLAHKE AI' Feature Service Writer If stockings get thicker, legs will have to get thinner. Besides, you'd ^probably like them slimmer now an>' way. Here is a simpic system for keeping legs slim, says Rubana Hnsburgh of Radio City ballet: Use a chair as a staircase and simply step on and ..pff the chair ;u though you wore walking up and down .stairs. S'.'rl wilh your right fool, put it on the chair for the first count, then bring the left up to the sent for the second count .putting the right foot on thc floor again when you get the left Jfool up. The faster you do i' ,thc bct- 'ter your beautifying, but Miv, Hasburgh says not to ovcvrdo this one organize into lions free from coercive pressure km employers. The other is thc fcicnt right of free speech. The court came up with the only Iteible American answer, which is at an employer is as free as any- 3 else to speak his mind on un>1 with this exception, that the "Iner and matter of the expression "(pinion, all cireumslancos consid- e '1 must not be such as to exorcise cticat coercion on employes. t is indefinite, but when rights ar< ln conflict, no lines of black TI L ' tC Can evei ' bc laid down, •lutn-ca of conflict between two is always gray, if an employer says "No pen- ""JTr disadvantage will come to thosxvho join, but it is foolish to do 4 and here's why," that would seenU b e all right, 'especially if ino W of Hie company bear out tll; 't \ penalty actually will eii- Sllc - It it is unlawful for an em- r> lo .vq, fall back on free speech as " Ivlf for , sa >' in S "Unions are and I'll fire anybdoy who with them." CMthim that it will be hard lo coi^jn a government which is ierve the maximum rights ie.s just as far as they | can bc^cgcrvccj and jjtjji lousy " at first. She has another one she favors, j-outine for really keeping legs love ly. Here is the way they do' it: Stan too. It's riglH oul of the Ballet Corps' keeping legs love. with your right side to n chair back hold the chair with your right hand and stretch your left arm to your side at shoulder level. Then bend your left knee and lifl that leg until Jit amost touches your extended arm. Keeping your thigh as motionless as possible, try to make a circle with your left knee. Eight times to each side is enough al first, Miss Hasburgh insists. And Vhe reminds you: "Legs 'will not get "slim unless your exercise is daily. And you have to do your duty by the exercise besides." t F* The &j s |, Falangist newspaper Arriba, y scs j ap; , n> stult , s Ul;i , u cc.uld any tolerate . ,. interference, and liopV h a t loathe,, n . l(ion 1rj . umphs A t ] lc , chrislia!n United States. 1 NaturalL e rim]j . it (liffk , Lllt t(| reconcile l with ll)c> Christian fcssions ol c Sp ilnis h f ascists causes o.uS wolldcr if in t , 1L , ir L .. |sc . political lif ]las not Olllwci ghecl the rehgiujwhile hoping for the downfall o{, united States, Arriba weeps a cr<jji L , tcm . O1 . two in , ing '—• ' u! "fi the heart oL L Spain's cij a i . g for thk-c.servution of Mani i a , , ist y" as " a fragment of the administration in left some Name is Duke, Not Duchess AGAWAM, Okla. —(/I 1 )— Disregarding the record, W. W. Duke, Agawam, grocer, is a man. f.i Recently Duke went to the state 'health department for a birth certificate and learned he was registered as a female of the species. Now Duke is trying to convince thc department that a son was born to the Duke family 28 years ago. . *,"• Oh. yes, he's having a little temper trouble, too. since the word got out. thing to be Led, since thousands of PlulippmiUriots fought grimly t(j be dehvciVherefrom. Under U S. rule, thoul s of Filipinos have been convert^ Christianity, and '/. a , ,. nl ",. s r' ovcr replaces the Manila, we hope j if crocodile, toars Permits Issued for Drilling of 6 Wells in Area Much Land in Two-County Area Owned by Hope, Hempstead Men Announcement of thc opening of a. new oil pool after thc Barnsdall Wildcat No. 1 came in as a 15,000-barrcl producer left Hope and Hempstead county citizens excited over thc prospects of a boom in this area. Official announcement of the opening of the new field came late Friday afternoon after the first wildcat producer was brought in, about 1 mile south of the Hempstead county line in Lafayette county. The Hope Chamber of Commerce issued a statement late Friday inviting the Barnsdall company to make its headquarters here pointing out that Hope was Hie major city in the area. The well is located 11' miles south of Hope and about 1 mile off Highway 29, now bein gblack topped, almost midway between Hope and Lewisville. However, thousands of acres have been leased in this county within four miles of Hope and several major oil companies are reported to be forming blocks to start drilling in Hempstead. Activities in royalties and leases have swamped thc circuit clerk's office here for several days. Local real estate men reported that "a large portion of the land near thc wildcat well was owned by citizens here. Reports from Lewisville, county seat of Lafayette, indicate that the town is alive with oil activity. Several Lewisville and Stamps men have extensive holdings in and around the well Catholic M( Arriba has pll ot ~ "crocodile" tears ! left to shed. Twenty-tow U-ican named Buffalo.! CottoP" By the Assoc\ p rcss NEW ORLEA1 January ^ March I May \ '.'. July L October December NEW YORK January towns are May July October December Close .. 17.46 .. 37.86 -. 18.01' .. 18.0!) .. 18.29 .. 18.35 .. 17.40 17.79 .. 17.95 .. 18.01 .. 18.03 .. 18.07 Permits Granted EL DORADO, Ark,—(#)—Six permits for wells in the Lafayette-Hemp- Stead county area were issued by the oil and Gas Commission Friday after the Barnsdall Oil company announced it had opened a new pool with a 10,000 to 15,000 barrel wildcat test. President E. B. Reeser of Barnsdall said at Tulsa, Okla., that the well was "the biggest discovery of the year" in Arkansas. State Geologist George C. Branner at Little Rock predicted the discovery would start drilling over a wide area in several south Arkansas counties. Barnsdall's No. 1 Edgar Bond, in thc C NW SW Il-15s24w, Lafayette county, was drilled to 6537 feet in the Smackover sand On its initial test Thursday night officials said it flowed at the rate of 10,000 to 15,000 barrels a day. The Oil and Gas Commission set up a temporary proration schedule for thc field at Barnsdall's request limiting production of the discovery well to 400 barrels a day until another well comes in. Thereafter the flow will be cut. back until the first four producers are allowed 200 barrels each per day. Commission engineers were ordered to make two tests of bottom hole pressure and thc oil-gas ratio to determine if production can be had without waste at that rate. The commission said the well was the largest producer brought in for South Arkansas in nearly three years. The discovery wells of the Shulcr field (1937) and Magnolia field (1938) showed potentials similar to thc Lafayette discovery. Under proration, none of these ever were allowed to flow at capacity. The commission said the official gauge on Ihe Barnsdall well showed it flowed at a rate of 70 barrels of sweet oil an hour on a half inch choke. It was of 38.3 gravity with little gas. Thickness of lime in the Barnsdall well was reported equal to or slightly thicker than in the Magnolia field and much thicker than in the Shuler field. Permeability equals that of the Magnolia field and is about twice that of the great East Texas field. The well was completed from the upper levels of tile oolitic lime, a formation which runs better than 200 feet with its density increasing slightlyy from the level at which thc well was perforated by 200 shits at 6340 to 6370. New permits were issued to the Barnsdall Company for the F. C. Roberts heirs No. 1, B. H Dobson et al., No. 1, Edgar Bond No. 2 and Edgar Bond No 3, all in section 11-15-24 and thc Wagne G. Creek No. 1 and B. H. Dob.son et al, No. 2, both in section 10-15-24. The commission said offsets were scheduled to be drilled by Cap Roberts of Shreveport and the Arkansas Fuel Oil Company. Dr. Branner said the new well was brought in north of the zone of nor- Hitler's Armies in Russia Face Utter Defeat Maloyaroslavets, Where Napoleon Fell, Taken by Russians By the Associated Prcss A German sequel to Napoleon's disastrous retreat from Russia in the winter snows of 1812, stared Adolf Hitler in the face Saturday as Soviet troops were reported to havve 65-miles southwest of Moscow. It was at Maloyaroslavets that Czar Alexander's First Russian armies turned the idc of the Ncpoleonic invasion, compelling the French to fall back across the frozen steppelands with terrible losses. Only 20,000 of Napoleon's originaly army of 500,000 got out alive. A bulletin from Adolf Hitler's headquarters complained anew of the bitter weather conditions declaring: "Defensive fighting on the central (Moscow) sector continues despite the intense cold." On the same theme the Berlin radio said: "In one battle on the central sector the Bolshevik's attacked for four days and five nights without inte- ruption in the extreme cold. Our troops had almost no rest." In the Crimea Soviet dispatches said Russian forces which drove the Germans from Kerch and Feodosiya had recaptured 19 more settlements in pursuit of the Germans, who, apparently were falling back toward their main siege armies around Sevastopol. (Continued on Page Three) WPA in State Aids Defense 400 Skilled Men Are Sent to Defense Industries More than 400 men have been taken from the WPA rolls in Arkansas, trained in trade schools and palnls having defense contracts, and sent to factories having the manufacturing job for war materials. Approximately 350 additional men are now in the schools, and will be turned over to the industries that are making materials and arms for the nations defenders. The State Employment Division and the Education Department are supplying thc jobs and the facilities. Access Roads Take Priority Orders Roads to Arkansas' defense plants and airports where pilots arc taking training before joining the armed forces arc given first attention by the WPA workmen. Information on the roacl capacity, and the airport details are a mutter of military secrecy, as this data would give the enemy an idea as lo what will be used on the projects when they arc completed. StotioiTBEAVEiR' BEAR MOUNTAIN, N. Y. — In- leresled in learning what beavers sound like when they're working, a naturalist and an engineer listened in on them. They concealed a microphone in Ihe roof of a beaver house and connected it with a portable recording apparatus outside. Braggadoicio is the name of a Missouri town. Cranium Crackers Year of Entertainment All was not war and worries in this world of ours during 1941. There were comedians .actors, artists, musicians, authors and others in the field of entertainment to keep us amused and take our minds off other troubles. Answci true or false to these statements. 1. Red Skelton, so called because he's thin and red-haired, became a well-known Hollywood ghost writer. 2. Clark Gable co-starred with Lana Turner and Rosalind Russell in movies for the first time. 3. D. C. French gained fame as a sculptor in 1941 by carving a bust of President Roosevelt. 4. Paderewski died and Tsehai- kowsky made the hit parade. 5. John Steinbeck"* "For Whom the Bell Tolls" was made into ;i movie. Answers ou Comic Page K . — — ~ . Philippine Set-Up As Manila Falls "* • ** 4^ — — -— •—• ------ — -» ^.^r^~~^ W^^B t ••- - —f\ __- m ^*? Loqunade gqy C^x \ \-:^^^^^ M ''^^™^^ M ™^T* —South China Sea First Snow of Year in County Three Inches Reported at 7:30 Saturday Morning The first snow of the season greeted Hempstead and Hope citizens Saturday morning and an official recording at 7:30 Saturday morning was 3 inches, the University of Arkansas Experiment statioln reported. However, snow continued to fall all during Saturday morning and estimates put the depth at 4 inches at noon. It is the largest snowfall recorded in this area in several years. Official temperature low of the season was recorded Thursday night when the mercury hit 17 degrees. High for the night was 49 degrees. Temperature at 7:30 Saturday morning was 23 degrees. Purpose of Red Cross Rev. Brewster Urges Locals to Contribute The purpose of the American Rod Cross is to serve in peace and in war. It has given a splendid account of itself during the relatviely peaceful period of 1918 to 1941 and now once more thc government, of the United Slates looks to this lone organization to repeat its partiolic sacrificial performance of 1918-18. Overnight almost, the Red Cross went into action right on the front line to do the job expecled of it. The American Red Cross will fulfill the purpose for what it exists, if we and millions of others like us will do our duty in supporting and over-subscribing the fifty millions asked for Tight now. All Ministers are asked to challenge their congregations as they confront them with the urgent needs of the hour. Unitedly and with solemn patriotic consecration we can do the job. Sonic Snap More soap was used by the Dutch annually than by any oilier nation. Their per capita consumption of soap before the German invasion was 24 pounds; in British India and China, t is 8 ounces. Payroll of Proving Ground Is $186,000 More than 6,000 employees of the W. E. Callahan Construction Company will receive slightly more than 5186,000 this week-end when pay checks are issued for work during the past week. These figures represent a decrease both in personnel and payroll, but project officials stated Friday that the occurcnce of the Christmas holidays and unfavorable weather for field work accounted for the greater part of the decrease. A Thought For where no law is, there is no trani-gretsion.—Romans 4:15. Marine Corps Drive Jan. 7-12 Recruiting Sergeants to Tape Applications Here Hope youths who aro interested in joining the United Stales Marine Corps will have thc opportunity of filing applications here January 7-12 when Sergeants Samuel B. Boyd and Eugene Fullerton interview prospective Leathernecks of this cily, Captain Thomas P. Jackson, officer in charge of thc Little Rock recruiting headquarters, announced Saturday . Sergeants Boyd and Fullerlon will .stop here while on itinerary duty throughout Southwest Arkansas to seek applications for enlistments in the Marine Corps from young men between the ages of 17 and 30, who are white, single and without dependents. Upon acceptance of applications and completion of enlistment procedure, the recruits will be sent to San Diego, Calif., for several weeks of basic training at the Marine Corps recruit depot before assignment to duty with Leatherneck forces in thc United States or on foreign soil. Many Arkansas youths are enlisting daily in this famed branch of service and those interested in a career with the Marine Corps are urged to contact the recruit sergeants while they are in Hope. Complete information on the many opprotunities for advancement can be obtained from Ihe officers. \ Bodcaw School Gym Burns Complete Loss Reported by Resident of That Area L. M. May, a Bodcaw resident, reported here that the Bodcaw high M^iool gymnasium burned to \the ground early Saturday morning. The fire was believed to have started from a neraby trashpile which was being burned. There was no immediate estimate as to the loss but it was expected to be several thousand dollars. Entertainers Speed British Defense LONDON -M 3 )- ENSA. the national organization created to provide regular entertainment for troops and industrial workes, estimates that by mid winter it will be giving 2,00 professional shows a week. Stage and music hall performers will help a drive to speed production in factories. Snow General Over Arkansas Sub-Freezing Conditions Prevail Throughout State LITTLE ROCK -(/P)- Blizzard conditions piled deep snow over Arkansas Saturday, and official weather bureau information showed subfreezing temperatures to be general throughout the state. Heavy snow accompanied by freezing rains, fell on central Arkansas. Texarkana reported 5 inches of snow Hope 4 inches early Saturday. De- Queen reported 3 inches of snow, following 48-hours of below freezing weather. Blevins Team Gets Sweaters Only Three Will Be Lost Through Graduation During thc assembly program Wednesday, December 31, 1941, eleven Blevins High School boys received sweaters as an award from the school for outstanding work on the football field. The sweaters are maroon with a large gray "B" on the front. Those who received an award are: Ralph Todd, Captain; Lee Roland Still, Co-Captain; Kenneth Wood, Merlon White, Dalton Stone, Chase Stephens. David Edwards, A. D. Brown, Jim Bostick, Boyce Noleu, Jewel Demon Young, and Guy Stc-c-J. Todd, Nolen, and Edwards' will be iost Una year by graduation. 60 Planes Bomb Fortifications for Five Hours Enemy Ground Attacks Lessen but Jap Planes Very Active By the Associated Press A War Department communique Saturday reported a 5-hour Japanese raid on Corregidor Island at the' entrance of Manila Bay. It said at least 60 enemy planes took part and that three were shot down. The fortification which guards the entrance to Manila Bay suffered no "material damage," it was said. American casualties from the attack which took place Friday were listed as 13 killed and 35 wounded. Ground Attacks Lessen Meanwhile there was marked lessening of enemy ground attacks on General Douglas MacArthur's main forces on Lozon but Japanese planes were active. The German radio quoting dispatches from Tokyo said the attack on Corregidor was intended to prevent the arrival of reinforcements for General MacArthur's beleaguered troops. The broadcast also asserted that a parting U. S. transport had been bombed by Japanese planes. The Japanese news agency, Domei, said the Corregidor was attacked sim- ulteaneously by Japanese, .land-.and, naval "forces "arid -also' said General MacArthur's forces were putting up desperate resistance in the Batan area, northwest of fallen Manila There was no laboration by Domei as to the land and naval forces. The U. S. communique was the first official word issued on the Philippine struggle since Friday's announcement of the fall of Manila and Cavite Bay naval base nearby. Even though news was lacking military^ quarters in Washington believed thar->'M£c- Arthur and his man were in position? to keep up a prolonged fight arid would make Japan pay dearly. The Corregidor fortress' bristles with 12-inch guns and anti-aircraft batteries and lies 27 miles southwest of Manila. "Japanese units are now concentrating their attack on the Batan Peninsula and Corregidor Island," the Imperial Tokyo headquuarters announced. The hard pressed American defense forces were reported Friday to have strengthened positions on a shortened line north of Manila and were pictured Saturday as fighting a delaying action in the second phase of the battle of Luzon to permit mobolization of full Allied power in the Pacific. The Japanese Times and Advertiser reported, meanwhile, that Japanese forces had completed occupation of Mindanao, second largest Philippine Island, where landings were made at Davao. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the fol- lotoing questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. When introducign a woman to an older man, does the "age before beauty" rule apply in order of introductions? 2. If you arc introducing your brother, whose nam eis Brown, which is the same as yours, would you say, "This is my brother," or "This is my brother, Mr. Brown"? 3. When introducing your mother and father to a friend, whom do you introduce first? 4. When introducing two persons who have never heard of each other is it a good idea to tell them enough about each other so that they can start a conversation easily? 5. When introducing an officer in the Army should you say "This is Mr. Smith" or "This is Lieutenant Smith"? What would you do if— You are introduced a second tune to a person who does not remember the first introduction— (a) Say "You don't remember me—but we have met before"? (b) Just acknowledge the introduction? Answers 1. No. Introduce thc woman first, unless the man is very old and very distinguished. 2. "This is my brother." 3. Your mother, 4. Yes. 5. "This is Lieutenant Smith." Better "What Would You Do" solution— U>>.

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