BUY UNITED 8TATtg VINOS ON OS Worvd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather i Fair and not quite so cold; , linued cold in the south port Thursday night. VOLUME 43 -— NUMBER 73 Stor Qf Hopo, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1942~ ' • • " "—."-.•_"••" "('" I*'" _> .'"." i • i ,....-..—.. i -_.. -_ . .-- - .. . . . __ : • — I - * •—• \r\r ; (TI«UI1> /"VSSOCIQTea KfOSS -.»» . _^ "•" • ""••< —*•* ^ (NEAl^-Meons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE. 5c COf»V \ Large Jap Drive Expected t i V) Our Daily Bread By NEA Commentator -WILLIS THORNTON- Insuring the Man Who Fights Lafayette Returns A man who joins the fighting forces of the United States in time of war offers to his country the most precious thing man possesses — life itself. He can be given no security in the full sense, for the taking of life is implicit in war. Nevertheless, every possible effort should be made to protect those dependent on him, and his own status if he returns safely. " —® The United States has a Social Sec"British Admit .Malaya Defense Not Sufficient **• Commons Told Resources Lacking; RAF to Guard a» Airdromes LONDON-(/P)—Major Clement R. Attlec, Lord Privy Seal, speaking as Prime Miniater Chuf|;hiU's deputy told the House of Commons frankly Thursday that Britain did not have i«f» sufficient resources for complete preparation against the Japanese who, he declared, at the present have the most powerful fleet in the Pacific. House members cheered when he summed up accounts after the first jj month of war in the Pacific even '" though they were given little new information about the war effort. News of further steps to cordinate manpower and munitions of the united nations awai(<;cl the return of Prime Minister Churchill from Amer- To Guard Airdromes LO'NDON-(/P)-An official spokesman announced Thursday that a "corps of airdrome defense troops under the control of the aid council will be formed" to defend airdromes against invaders of British territory to prevent a repetition of the Crete invasion. He said that while the army's responsibility for ground defenses as a whole would be maintained the RAF, under military direction, and as the agent for the army would "undertake tlie entire local defense arrangements for airdromes." Rev. Sumrall to Speak Here Globe Trotting Evangelist to Appear at Tabernacle The Rev, Lester Sumrall, globe trol- ting evangelist will appear at Hope Gospel Tabernacle for three services beginning Friday night. He will -speak at 7:30 Friday night. He will both the services on Sunday, the pastor Rev. J. E. Hamill announced Evangelist Sumrall, born in New Orleans, began a trip around tlio world in 1934. He traveled in some 38 lands, preached in 23 languages by means of 98 different interpreters in over 500 cities of the world. Ho left Europe just before the outbreak of the war. Some of the cities of particular interest which he visted were: Manila, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Hong. Shanghai, Moscow, Berlin, Paris, London, Stockholm, and many others. He touched every continent and n man" countries he spent months in eva. gelistic work. Mr. Sumrall recently concluded an evangelistic tour of Alaska, and is now cnroulu to Central and South America. His scries of services at the Taber- urity system, begun six years ago in time of peace. This it did not have when the country last went to war. Already its effects are being fell. Survivors' insurance benefits arc already being rushed to widows and minor children of men who have given their lives in the Pacific fighting. Already 37 stales and Hawaii have amended their unemployment compensation acts to "freeze" such benefits slanding lo the credit of men at the time they enter service. On their return, in other words, they will be en- tilled to the same status they hold when they entered service, with no lapse, though naturally they have not continued their contributions. Federal Security Arministrator McNutt will try to get Congress to forbid lapse of old age and survivors' insurance under the same conditions, or for tho.se who leave covered employment to work in arms industries which arc not covered, such as those of the federal government. If the Army is increased to the size which now seems likely—that is, to five or six million men, or even more, it will be necessary to look to dependents. In Canada, for instance, a married man who inters serveice and who assigns part of his pay to the support of his wife, sees that assignment increased by a direct grant from the government which lifts much of the burden from dependents left behind. During the World War, a system of war-risk insurance was devised, aimed at giving some protection to the surviving family of men who died in service. The orginal thought was to avoid future pension demands, in which it was not entirely successful. These problems must be met and solved. Unless they are met promptly much unnecessary suffering will be caused among dependents, and the future bonus and pension demands may well be imagined. * -K * In 1777 the Marquis de Lafayette came to America and offered his sword in the service of liberty. In 1942 another Lafayette joins the American forces in another struggle for liberty. Today's Lafayette is a ship, the great liner built as the Nonnundie, now being transformed into a naval auxiliary. The first Lafayette was a harbinger of victory in a troubled time. They have named the great French liner well, in the hope that she too will fight for the liberty that has occn torn away from the land where she was built. May she prove, like her namesake, a harbinger of victory. ... ' Glass-Blower at Saenger To Demonstrate Art Here in Theater Lobby "The Saenger theater will presnut an inovathm in lobby enterlaiiinvjnt for one week, beginning January 9, R. A. Melville, master Vunclain glassblower, will demonstrate his unique art with an interesting desplay of his work in the foyer of the theater. Mi. Melville is a member of a famous Venetian family, who, for generations, have passed on the secrets of (heir work from father to son. Brief talks on the orgin of the art of Bias-blowing and on the great pu.t . . . ,. . , glass has played in the development ±..1" .." S V ° U JJ, of civilization, will accompany his de* "~ ...... " " monstratoins. Mr. Melville has spent several months in Hollywood when; he has engaged in creating unique lighting effects with glass. He completed a miniture city submerged in water; walls hung with spun until he returns next year, as he leaves next week for Mexico, and thence to Central America. The evangelist will be remembered here by all who heard him ut the Tabernacle when he was here almost A , 1 • 1 1 ..^..w-1 ..-.-..* ..*~..^ t*I_ll 3|.>UJI ol«.~. ? 8 °.\ !, !, £ ul spe "-! ajld other ciebi "-' s - The blonde wig rn ~ " "worn by Greta Garbo in "Queen ft ten days here, and the Tabernacls was filled to capacity many times to hear his adrosscs. He also lectured to local civic clubs, and received a hearty response. Terrapins Tough COLLEGE PARK, Md.—Maryland has its finest crop of sophomore basketball material in the Terrapins' history. , A quail can travel about 85 feet pel- second. A Thought Fgr if our virtues do not go forth of us, 'twere all alike as if we had them not.—Shakespeare. Christina" was Melville's handiwork, being made of minute and flexible glass threads that caoture light more effectively than natural hair. Oil Commission to Meet at Lewisville EL DORADO, Ark'.—(/P)—Twt'.vt applications for permits to drill in the new Midway field opened last week in the Hempstead, Lafayett-? area by the BaniKdall company's biy discovery well, will be given hearing at ;< special meeting of the state oil ..ind gas coni- mision, culled Wednesday to be helil January 22 at Lewisville. Axis Armies in Libya Fall Back Toward Tripoli Soviet Armies Advance to Within 40 Miles of Vyasma- Bryansk Lines By (lie Associated Press Adolf Hitler's tattered North African armies have started a new retreat on the westbound road to Tripoli, the British announced Thursday, and British spearheads are now operating 600 miles from the starting point of the drive into Libya, A bulletin from the British Middle East headquarters said the Axis forces, which failed to give a battle at Age- dabia, 90 miles south of Bengasi, were falling back under cover of a blinding snowstorm. The communique said British mobile- columns were in pursuit, slashing at Axis flanks and rear. More good news came from the Soviet battlefront with Russia's armies officially reported to have advanced within 40 miles of the Vyazma- Gryansk line on which the Germans had been expected to attempt to dig in for the winter. Soviet dispatches said Russian troops had driven wedges more than halfway through Nazi defenses on the central front, running as deep as 4^ miles including a system of camouflaged dugouts. The German high command acknowledged continuing Russian attack in the central and northern sectors and said German bombers attacked docks and shipping at Feodosiya, which the Russians have recaptured and apparently are using as a main base in the Crimea counter offensive. The British radio quoted reports that the Russians had janded at many new points, supported by 'Soviet warships. On the Moscow front Russian troops were reported to have driven deep into the south flank of the Nazi spearheads at Mozhaisk after recapturing Meschovsk, 40 miles southwest of Kaluga. Arkansas, SMU Meet Friday Razorbacks Hold 52-22 Victory Over SMU This Year FAYETTVILLE, Ark—Lon? hailed as one of the best defensive units in the Southwest conference, the Southern Methodist basketball quintet will help the defending champion University of Arkansas Rasorbacks open the 1942 tille campaign here I'Vidny and Saturday nights. Coach F. C. (Whitey) BK.CUS, who— like Coach Glen Rose of Arkansas- came up through the pl-jying ranks, is n devoted exponent of the defensive play. His 1935 team shared the loop crown and his 1937 team won the Title almost solely on defensive ability. Last winter,, when S. M. U. shared fourth place with Baylo'-, only Arkansas' champions presented u better defensive mark. , Rose, who believes in the popular Slogan of "keep 'em flynn;" whether theye'ro basketballs or airplanes— long has operated on the best accepted athletic slogan that the be;,l defcn.sc is a bristling offense. Last winter his loam went through a 12 game conference menu unbeaten while compiling the top defensive and offensive records. Arkansas dumped the Mustangs by 52-22 in the All-College Uiurney at Okiahona City a week ago, but I he Razorbacks have been weakened ;md the Mustangs strengthened since that game. Despite the heavy snow:; of last wcck-and and the severe cold highways leading to Fayelte^illy are reported in fair condition ;md large crowds are expected each inghl. Game time for all home affairs will be at 7:30 o'clock, Cocah Rose has announced. Perak Province Is Evacuated by the British Malayan Defenders Fall Back Before Japanese; RAF Bombs Bangkok SINGAPORE—(/P)-The British acknowledged Thursday night that they had withdrawn from Perak province on the west coast of Malaya, falling back under heavy Japanese assaults to a new line in north Selangor Province guarding Kuala Lumpur, capital of the federated Malaya state and second city of British Malaya. A communique which announced the withdrawal said it was made necessary by Japanese penetration of the lower Perak defense line. It added that "we suffered some losses in guns and transports, in the withdrawal." The new defense line was south of the Slim river, a Bernam river tributary dividing Perak and Selangor provinces 240 Miles of Singapore LONDON— (/P)— British forces in Malaya have withdrawn to a point about GO miles north of Kuala Lumpur, an official spokesman disclosed Thursday. The sources said that so far the British have lost' 15 airdromes in Malaya during the retirements. (A Rome broadcast announcements Thursday asserted the Japanese occupied Kuala Lumpur, 240 miles north of Singapore.) Dispatches from the British base reported strong frontal drives in the area. The spokesman said the airfields had not been lost because of para.- chute troops but had been abandoned. Thailand Capital Bombed RANGOON, Burma— (fP)— The RAF left huge fires blazing, amid military objectives at Bankok, capital of Japanese-occupied Thailand, in the first British counter blow of a rising fury of airwar. The fires were visible for miles over the road after Thursday's raid which the British announcement indicated was in retaliation for repeated Japanese attacks on Rangoon, capital of British Burma. Flames were visible for miles as the British airmen returned from their attack, which a British announcement said was made Wednesday night. (However, a angkok dispatch broadcast by me Berlin radio placed the attack at 4:15 a. m.) No Gas Rationing Yet; Suggests Speed Limit WASHINBTON — (/P)— Interior Secretary Ickes, the petroleum cordinator Thursday assured the nation there was no immediate prospect of gasoline rationing as a war measure. He suggested at a press conference that a great saving in rubber, gasoline and automotive equipment could be accomplished through the setting up of a national speed limit of 40 miles per hour. Oldest Pilot? WHITEHALL, N. Y.—(/P)—At 92, Capl. George N. Sweeney is looking forward to his 80th year on Inland New York Waterways next year. The "grand old man of Lake Champlain" started as a cabin boy at 13 and rose to cook, deckhand and pilot. He is believed to be (lie oldest active pilot. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close .. 17.40 . 17.80 ,. 17.97 .. 18.06 .. 18.26 .. 18.29 Januaryy ... March May July October December .... NEW YORK January n.39 March 17.75 May 17.92 July 18.00 October is.06 December 18.09 Middling spot 19.21. Daily Drilling Report of S.Arkansas By ARK. OIL & GAS COMMISSION McKamie Carter: Haynes No. 2, Orlg. 8890. Atlantic: Bodcaw No. 9, Drlg. 7656. Bodcaw No. 10, Loc.; C-SE, Sec. 32 17-23 Macedonia Atlantic: Warnock-Brewer No. 1, Loc.; C-S'/i SW, Sec. 15, 18-21. McAlester: Snider Unit No. 1, Drlg. 8293. Brewer-Warnoek No. 1, Drlg. 7746. Mt. Holly Atlantic: Davis B-l, Elev. 244. Test! ed salt wtr. 7179-81; squeezing back to reperforate higher. Big Creek J. W. Love: Stager No. 1, Drlg. 4548. Midway Barnsdall: Bond No. 1, shut-in to build more tanks Wildcats McAlester: Jeffus No. 1, Rigging up. Corregidor, Batan Peninsula Are Bombed Heavily hy Japs, But Beat off Attacks ® LAST STAND ON LUZON FT. STOTSENBURG MANILA Manila Bay Cavite Walled City NICHOLS FIELD U. S. forces destroyed base facilities before abandoning this area CORREGIDOR (Fort Mills) Ft. Hughes Ft. Drum Ft. Frank"?Si Temperature Hits 6 Degrees New Low of Season Recorded Wednesday Night Blazing sunshine greeted Hope Thursday morning after a week of the worst weather in years in this area which included three snows, mounting to some 6 inches within a week. Wednesday night was the coldest of, the season svhen the mercury hit a .low of 6 degrees the University of Arkansas Experiment station reported. High temperature for the 24-hour period was 28 degrees. Previous low was 10 degrees, recorded last Monday night. The weather bureau prediction was fair and continued cold. 10 Below at Batesville LITTLE ROCK—(tfV—The thermometer plunged far below zero in many sections of Arkansas Wednesday night and early Thursday and the morning forecast offered only a slight relief in predicting fair, not quite so cold in the north and contniued cold in the south portions. Official minimums of the 12 hours ending at 7 a. in. authorized for publication by the Little Rock weather bureau included: Batesville 10 degrees below zero, Bentonville 2 degrees below, Fort Smith 4 degrees below. 8 Men Drown on Minesweeper 98-Foot Boat Sinks in Atlantic dff Shoal Islands PORTSMOUTH, N. H. —(#)— An army official at Fort Constitution said that eight men drowned in the Atlantic, 20 miles off the isle of Shoals earty- Thursday when the 98-foot minesweeper Arnold sank while being towed to port. The only survivor of the sinking was the ships master William H. Chasteen, of Waterford, Conn. The Arnold had been dispatched Wednesday to the assistance of another mine planter, the 1-88 with the aid of an army plane, the Arnold located the 1-88 and started to tow her to shore. Later a minesweeper met the two smaller craft and began towing both of them. Suddenly the Arnold sprang a leak while the three ships were pounded by heavy seas. Marine Corps Officer Here To Examine and Enlist Men of This Area Two Days Staff Sergeant Samuel B. Boycl, U. S. Marine Corps, will be at the local postofficc Thursday and Salurday of this week to enlist men in (he U. S. Marine Corps. Sgt. Boycl will be on the second floor of the Hope postofficc from 7 to 12 o'clock each day. On Friday i'C will spend the day examining recruits of the Prescott area, with headquarters in the Prescott postoffice. Men between the ages of 17 and 30, white, without dependents and physically sound, will be accepted. The ivory-billed wodpecker, now facing extinction, is almost 2 feet in length. Cranium Crackers February Flashes These names made headlines in February, 1940. Can you connect them with each other and with important news events of that month? 1. Frank Leahy and Elmer Layden. 2. John G. Winant and Joseph B. Kennedy. 3. Alfonso and Juan. 4. Robert Minor and Earl Brow- dor. 5. Anthony Eden and President Juoiiii of Turkey. Answers on Comic Page Hudson River Pier Destroyed Fire Razes Railroad, Steamship Line Docks NEW YORK-(/P)-A five-alarm fire Thursday destroyed the Hudson river pier used by the New York Central Railroad and the American-South African Steamship line. The flames spread to a baggage room of the adjoining 42nd street terminal of the West Shore Ferry, used by thousands of New Jersey residents to reach their New York offices. Every fire company in Manhattan and three fire boats responded to the alarms and had the fire well under control. Injuries Fatal to JJ. Kirk Local Man Crushed Beneath Aiitb * Early Wednesday J. J. Kirk, about 45, of near Shover Springs and partner in the real estate firm of Tyler & Kirk of Hope, died in the Julia Chester hospital about noon Wednesday of injuries received earlier when he was crushed beneath his automobile. Neighbors said Mr. Kirk was trying to start his automobile by pulling it with a pair of mules. When the animals suddenly lunged, he slipped in trying to get clear and was crushed beneath the car. The accident occurred near his home. Mr. Kirk came to Hope from Long Island, New York about a year ago. He purchased a large farm near Shover Springs and made it his home In June he entered the real estate firm of C. B. Tyler as a partner. He was wellknown in the county. Funeral services had not been completed but burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery here. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mabel, a son, Frank Kirk of Dallas, and a brother, Chester Kirk of North Little Rock. Roosevelt Enters Farm Price Dispute WASHINGTON — (ff>) — President Roosevelt stepped into a senate dispute Thursday by sending administration leaders a letter opposing demands of the farm bloc that the secretary of agriculture have veto power over the fixing of farm prices. Fire Department Answers 3 Alarms The Hope Fire department answered three alarms Thursday, although none of the fires caused serious damage. A negro store on North Hazel street near the cemetery was slightly damaged and a negro pool hall on South Hazel burned. A damae of §100 was reported from the third fire, also a negro dwelling. Roman Subway A program has been adopted for a subway system in Rome that eventually will include six un<loi--groiuiil railways serving the entire city. Auto Stickers to Go on Sale New Tax on Cars Will Be $2.06 Until Julyl WASHINGTON —(/P)— The treasury department said Thursday that the new automobile tax sticker would go on sale in postoffices and federal revenue offices throughout the country January 2G. The first sticker which every private automobile or truck will have to carry after February 1 will cost ?2.09 and will last until July 1 when the new sticker will be sold at an annual rate of $5 apiece. Other stickers at varying cost for trucks will be sold. Lesnevich Asks Nova Bout Delay By NEA Service NEW YORK — Lightheavyweight champion Gus Le-snevich steps into the heavyweight ranks against Lou Nova. The bout is scheduled for Marison Square Garden, Jan. 30, but Lesnevich has asked for a postponement so he can have more time to train. Nova has been idle since ill-fated fight with Joe Louis. The cosmic challenger vacationed in Guatemala. Debt Finland borrowed §8,281,926.17 from the United States for relief and rehabilitation purposes after the world war. Although she has paid back $5,891,291.77, interest charges mount so rapidly that she still owes $8,126,622,86. U. S. Defenders Get Ready for General Thrust Slow Operations On Luzon Indicates Japs Preparing for Vital Blow WASHINGTON-(/P)-The War Department said Thursday that the defenders of the Philippines were bracing themselves for a large scale general attack by the Japanese invaders. General Douglas MacArthur, Fat L East commander personally directing the fightnig men drawn together north and west of Manila Bay, reported that "morale and determination" of the U. S. and Philippine troops was high and declared "they will continue their resistance with skill and courage." Plane Raids Slow Up There was fighting of varying intensity on all sectors of Luzon Island the War Department said, but "lask of enemy bombing and aerial maching- gunning recently, indicated that the Japanese probably were drawing up strength for a vital blow." , Jap Losses High The morning communique was read at a press conference in whiqh John J. McCloy, assistant secretary of War' reported that American losses in the • Phfilippmea had not been unduly heavy. General MacArthur has reported that Japanese losses were far higher, McCloy said. Hope Responds Emergency Drive Total Mounts Each Day The Red Cross Drive is moving along. The plan of each person giving one-half of one day's pay is being received with enthusiastic favor all over Hope. In addition to these subscriptions, various other organizations are making contributipns. The Business Men's class of the First' Methodist church contributed $5, even though each member of the class had given one-half of one day's pay. Then Circle No. 1 of the Women's Missionary Society of First Methodist church contributed §10, even though every member of the Circle had already made a contribution as a wage earner or her husband had made a contribution as a wage earner. The goal has not yet been reached, and we are very anxious that everyone should have a real part in this Red Cross drive. It is not the policy of the Committee to publish amounts made by individual subscribers, because each person who gives one-i half of one day's pay is giving as much as anyone else in proportion. But it is interesting to note that the em- ployes of the Bruner-Ivory Handle Company, whose names appeared in The Star a few days ago, gave one- half of one day's pay, and that the total of this was in excess of ?845. Likewise, the total received froai the employes of the Hope Basket Company is approximately the same amount. One man not employed in, either one of these establishments asked how much his part should be, and when he was told to determine it for himself, he paid ?50 as his part. These instances can be multiplied} many times to show the feet that pao- ple in Hope and Hempstead county are going to see that this drive goe$ over the top. We have already re* ceived over ?1000, but the quota of Hempstead county is ?4,000, aad it if time now that everybody got busy- and this drive was closed up. Let's do it now, and not put it off any longdr. From day to day, we will publish other lists of organizations and em- ployes that have gone over the top. It is up to each organization and its employes to 30 over the top and bring in the name and list either to E. F, McFaddin or R. P Bowen. When the drive is completed, th$ bank cashiers in Hope will audit the subscription lists against the money, and every penny of the money in Hempstead county will be sent to the relief of the soldiers and sailors in the present war. Don't wait for some solicitor to call on you. It is as much your patriotic duty to do the job as it is for some solicitor to call on you. Special Service at Pentecost Church Miss Danita Barnum, former pastor of the First Pentecostal church, will speak at the services to be held st the church on Thursday night, the Rev, W. P. Graves, pastor, announced. The public is invited.
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