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; «asaJ^a^id^i Bii « u ^ i ,, s ,, Sflk;) ^.. i]Kjj .^ ai ^ WorW-Wide N6ws Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 74 Stor of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Cloudy with snow in the east por- ° ""£ C ? 1 , def ta lhe west Potion a hard freeze Friday night HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY. JANilAEv o i K-Meons Newspaper Enterprise Wt. Vessel Our Daily Bread By NEA Commentator -WILLIS THORNTON- It Will Take Fighting to Win The News Carriers Come Through mfunch ,. l ? as been written recently about the immense pro- facihties of the United States that some people may r(3G u '' de , a ° f What lf takes to win a w ° r - I* ^kes tn c ri 9, ht - J* 15 9° od that ^ can produce umpty- ' ° nd th We CQn build this and th°t many Change Results From Criticism of OCD Policy Dean Landis, Harvard, Given , Large Share of Responsibility WASHINGTON-(/P)-A particular reorganization of the office of civilian .defense to give a large share of the ' r f PP nsiblI it.v to Dean James M. Landis of Harvard law school but with Mayor LaGuardia of New York continuing as director was announced Fridav hv the White House. . Secretary Stephen Early said Landis < would have the tifle'of ••4ec Ut lvt"'of the OCD and that he and LaGuardia would fashion in consultation broad matters of policy. Landis is said to bo responsible for the creation of tho necessary organ- jzalion to cffcctuale policies decided jUpon and for personnel to put the policies into effect. Criticism has developed in congress and elsewhere because LaGuardia is retaining both his job as mayor of New York and directing the OCD. .Many contended that he was unable •to devote enough time to the civilian defense needs and only Thursday the house voted to turn over funds for civilian defense to tho War Depart ment. Nevada County Official Dies Deputy Treasurer A. S. McGough ' f Dies Thursday PRESCOTT-Funeral services foi Albert S. McGough, 69, deputy county treasurer who died unexpectedly a" his home in Prescott Thursday, were •to be held at Prescott Friday after- 'noon with burial in the Laneburg cemetery. Before entering' public office Mr McGougli taught school at Laneburg. Hc was elected circuit clerk in 1919 and served as deputy in various coun- Xly offices since that time Surviving are his widow, three brothers, Buss and Randolph of Laneburg, and J. T. of Prescott, three sisters, Mrs. Guss Garrett, Prescott, Mrs. Abbie Duke, Waldo, and Mrs. Donia Tones of Laneburg. Correct Address for Men of 153rd Inf. * Col. Herbert L. McAlister, 153rd In- 'f. ntry (Rifle) announced from Camp Murray, Washington Friday that the following correct addresses of Arkansas men of the 153rd, now stationed in Washington state. Men stationed at Ft. Lewis, udress APO 309; for .rcnen stationed in foreign service, address in cure of postmaster, Seattle, Washington. Cotton l By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS January March May October December NEW YORK January March May July >October December Middling spot 19.32. Close 17.50 17.90 18.08 18.18 18.39 18 42 17.66 17.86 18,01' 18.11 18.19 18.21 ! The grisly mistake, however, would bo to fall into the habit of feeling that somehow this wins the war automatically, that in some mysterious manner the Axis peoples are going to ga?.o across the soa at this impressive pile of war materal and then just lie down mid roll over. In every one of those tanks there must be between two and eight fighting men. On every one of those ships there must be between 50 and 2500 fighting men. Behind every rifle and machine gun there must be a fighting man. And when all that armament is ready, and all those men arc trained, then they must fight, and many of them must die. We do not for a moncmt minimize the importance, the vital importance of building every vital importance onomy can be made to produce a whatever necessary temporary cost to the civilian standard of living. We do not minimize the advantage to the United States and its allies of theii tremendous material resources, though if the Japanese seize the Philippines and the East Indies, even that advantage will be to some extent offset Thbae nro tremendous adventages, oi which we must make the most, seven days a week and 24 hours a day. But victory is not assured by them We could lose the war if the agros- sive spirit is lost. The war, in the long run, will go won by killing Germans and Italians and Japanese. That sounds harsh, but it is true. It is war. In all our talk about production and resources, let us not forget for one minute that this war, and war is kill- ng, and war is won by beating the enemy's troops in the field. Let us not beguile ourselves with subcon- cious lullabies sung by contemplation of our great resources. Two million American men in the armed forces are not thus lulled. Other millions face the reality on Fcb.16. Our task is not only to produce weapons. It is to use them. It is to seek out the enemy and destroy him. In that task many an American faces wounds and death. There is potential victory on the mine. But is cannot become actual victory until it is translated into terms of dead enemies lying before the flaming muzzles of American guns. * * * Newspaper carriers have for many years set up an admirable record of, dependability and service. In all I weathers, in all conditions of disaster and disorder, they deliver the news. It is a pleasure to read a tribute to its carrier boys by the Honolulu Star- Bulletin. Despite the confusion attendant on the suddon and unexpected attack on the islands by the Japanese, the carrier boys never missed a delivery. "All around the island," the Star-Bulletin reported directly after the raids, "thepaper is being delivered to its customers daily and in most cases on time or ahead of time." Because the Star-Bulletin is tho only comprehensive and authoritative news source on the islands, those boys of every race have performed a public service, and added one more sprig to the laurels of that groat American institution, the newspaper carrier boy. Two Cities Held By Jap Troops Since 1938 Allied Drive From Burma to Relieve Singapore Pressure Is Seen CHANGKING-(/P)-The Chinese reported Friday that their forces had penetrated the outer defenses of two of the most important Japanese-hold cities of southern China, Canton and Nanchang, capitals of Kwangtung and Kiangsi provinces. The Chinese claimed successes on n half-dozen other fronts of central China and announced that while fresh expeditionary forces awaited only the word to enter British Burma', the troops there were already taking up designated positions, mostly in northern Burma. An army communique said two .hmeso columns had driven into the north and northeast suburbs of Canton in the course of an assault on tho outer defenses of that million populated city that begin three days ago Fight was said to be still in pro gress. Chinese dispatches said heavy casualties were inflicted on defenders o Nanchang in attacks that penetrated the outer barriers of that city. Canton and Nnnchang have been in Japanese hands since 1938. The communique reported further that heavy punishment was dealt Japanese columns retreating from an attempt-. ..to ' take Changsha, capital of Hunan province, .and successes on many other fronts in central and south China. An encirclement move was announced at Ichang, vital Yantze river port above Hankow, which marked the high tide of the Japanese drive in China and recorded was a battle northeast in which 200 casualties were inflicted. RAF Planes Hit Supply Vessels Axis Forces Take Pounding From Air in Libya CAIRO-(/P)-With its land supply •oute under almost incessant assault Tom the air, Axis attempts by sea to provision retreating Libya corps of General Erwin Rommel, the British announced Friday, but coastwise ships drew a direct stor mof hits from the RAF. Air forces operating in support of nubile columns over the wide urea had a partial successful day destroying a number of enemy aircraft in aerial combat, said a general headquarter communique. Drive From Burma Seen LONDON-(/Pj-Intensified air assaults from Burma on Japanese bases in Thailand and the deployment of -hmeso forces in Burma with Chang- kings promise of more men when iceded lod military observers to bc- leve that Gen. Wavell might be preparing an offensive in both China and ilurma to relieve Singapore. Such a drive would imperil Japanese air, land and sea bases in Thail- md and French Indo China and while not frontal resistance to the Japanese lower drive in Malaya it might well se mY° lo slow or hult that effort. The battle carried to Japanese Thai- and and Indo China would be in the nature of a flank or oven a rearguard attack, both to ease the pressure on Singapore and to rob the Japanese of some of their driving power for any other offensive action such as a move against the Dutch Sevastopol and Leningrad Siege Lines Broken 100,000 Nazis Face Death or Capture on Crimea Battlefront LONDON-(/P,_Thc six-months sic go of Leningrad and the two-month encirclement at Sevastopol wer broken Friday with tho garrisons o the two ports taking up tho offensiv and the German soigors themsclvc beset from both sides. Russian reports indicated that hem med-m garrisons and attacking force driving hard lo their relief would of lect juncture soon or might have don so already. Military dispatches said the Re army's determined efforts to shattc the Naz ( siege lines was being tided by the hard hitting units of the Red air Liora and incr ° ased SucrlUa opera Gorman troops which tried for week :o smash through tho Crimean moun tains Into Sevastopol were describe! as retreating to the north befon strong offensive launched by th< port's garrison and supported by tin Red fleet guns. Henry C. Cassidy, Assicoated Pres correspondent, reported from Kui- byshev that the Sevastopol offensive was made possible when Germans were forced lo divert their siege forces m an altenmpt to stem a drive of other Rusian troops landed on tho Crimea, near Kerch. Driving inland the Red army troops threatened the German communications lines or retreat (A British broadcast heard by CBS said 100,000 German and Rumanian troops in the Crimea faced a choice of death or to surrender unless they were able to withdraw before the Russians compeletly cut their lines back to a narrow neck connecting the peninsula to the mainland.) Friday's German communique acknowledged that the Russians were carrying the fight to the German troops "in the central and northern sectors of the eastern front and bitter defensive fighling continues." A Finnish communique also said the Russians were keeping up their attacfk, battering at Finnish lines north of Lake Onega. Frozen Pipes Cause Many Fires Here Fire Razes Hudson River Pier ^-» »» •»• Arkansas Boy Serves Ft. Bragg Fire Dept. FT. BRIGG-Therc is nothing routine about the army career of Private Drew M. Raines, of Alleene, Ark tor some time ho served on the Fort Bragg military police force. Now he is fighting and preventing fires as a member of the newly enlarged Post Department, which is u function of aster Corps. The Fire Department announced that a fire early Thursday night on South Mam street, caused by residents trying to thaw out water pipes, was quickly extiguished before the blaze caused any serious damage. The Department urged that persons be more careful when trying to thaw out water lines. Fires with that origin have caused considerable damage here the past week. . HAGERSTOWN, Md.-(/P)_A motorist returning to his parked car found on the door handle a not saying his loft rear fender had been damaged and asking him to call a telephone number. The driver, who had to look closely to find a few dents in the fender, called, and received an apologv •-•"'' offer to repair tho damage from By ARK. OIL & GAS COMMISSION «™^Z^n?^^^^ C ™"^ P0rfo ™ tod '«»» 7179 - ut its No. 1 Jeffls y no v L fay'e £ 18 and' * f i ^ DaVJS ' SCCtio " 10 ' county wildcat test in C-NK MW £ ^'T^ted salt water. . , ayee county wildcat test in C-NE NW of section 4, 19-23, in the Walker's Creek Several families, as a rule, share n communal kitchen in large Russia. The wildcat, not far from the Columbia county line, w jjj b e c i ose j y watched by oil men as the possible forerunner of an act ive wildcat play during 1942 in both Lafayette and Columbia counties. Nearest production is the McKamie distillate field to the northwest McAlester's latest gauge on its No 1 Nipper Unit, section 1C, 18-21 the Macedonia field, showed the well making approximately 20 barrels an hour through 20-64 inch coke. A packer j s sc t, and there is no casing pressure, but tubing pressure was announced at 1550 pounds It is L SJ producer for the field. same firm is drilling at 8293 Th ™i 21, 1 No B *i ' Snider Unit ' o » 8-^1 and is below 7746 feet at the 1 Warnock-Brewer, section 15, •o-jt, The one-well Mt. Holly field of Union county looked bad today as At- . ,_„__,., t, Mi ^ yy ,_, ^^ ^ Effort will be made to squeeze off the brine. The test is north of the discovery well of the field and is the first oftset drilled there. At McKamie, Atlantic Refining is drilling at 7656 feet at the No 9 Bodcaw Lumber, section 33-17-23, and on tho west side of the field, Carter Oil company is drilling at 8890 feet at tne r\!o. i Hanes, section 3r, 17-23. Delta Drilling company is still trying to succesfully complete its No 1 Hunt, C-SE SW of section 11 18-22 tne Dorcheat field. The test is'a producer, but has been slow to respond to completion efforts. Work in the new Midway field of ipuyette and Hempstead counties area awaits a special hearing January 22 in El Dorado of the Oil and Gas commission, at w hi c h time field rules for the area will be fixed. Eight permits, originally granted for tests there, are held in abeyance until the commission fixes drilling pattern, which probably will call for tests in the center of each 40. SPG Project 93% Complete Trucks to Carry Workers to Project Every Morning "Trucks will leave the city hall in Hope at 6:15 every morning to bring :mployes to the project who do not lave other means of transportation " aid Major Werner C. 'Strecker Friday. Many of the men have no way to get 0 work, and the cold weather is presenting those who have to walk to the area from being on the job. "The work has reached the stage vhere every day counts, and we are roviding free transportation for em- loyes from the city hall to the proj- ct in the effort to reduce as far as ossible the serious handicap present- d by the bad waether," the Major aid. The entire project at the Southwest- rn Proving Grounds now stands 95 or cent complete, said an authorita- ve source. The above figure is based 1 the stage at which all facilities can Je used effectively. Based upon total completion, or a turn-key job, completion is 82 per cent to date. "Weather, the past week, has seriously handicapped construclion," the official continued, "for not since January 3rd has the temperature risen above the freezing mark, and 5'/i inches of snow has made field operations very difficult. However," he added, "every worker on the job is making the most of the bad weather and the overall progress is very satisfactory." i Final Rites for Hempstead Man Services for J. J. Kirk to Be Held Saturday =iS~^lHll?li^ i *i, f jij . J wuieis. rjre Marshal Thomas Brol the fire did not appear to be of suspicio u $ orgin. Continued Cold Is Indicated Mercury Hits Seven Degrees Here Overnight After a full day of sunshine the mercury was pushed down to a low of seven degrees Thursday, only one de- ;ree above the season low recorded Wednesday night, the University of Arkansas Experiment station announced Friday. Intense cold has pervailed throughout the state with temperature going as low as 14 degrees below zero in the northern part of the state. Cold to Continue LITTLE ROCK-m-Severe temperatures in Arkansas abated a little Friday but readings far down in the mercury column continued to rule and the weather bureau made it clear that cold was in no process of passing out of the picture. Minimun for the 12 hours ending at 7 a. m. included 9 above at Batesville where it was 10 below Thursday; 16 at Bentonville and 14 at Fort Smith and 15 above al Liltle Rock. Asks Permit to Build Gas Line La.-Nevada Co. Would Construct Line to Oil Field By the ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-(^-The Louisiana Nevada Transit company asked the Arkansas commission Friday foi authority to construct a five and one- half mile branch line from its main pipline here to the new Barnsdall oil company's discovery well, one and a half miles southwest of Baker, in Lafayette county. The applicant asserted the line would furnish fuel for Barnsdall's steam jquipment in the new Midway oil ield, and it would not duplicate fac- lities in the region of any other natural gas company. Funeral services for J. J. Kirk, Shover Springs resident who died Thursday of injuries suffered earlier when crushed beneath his automobile while trying to start it, wiil be held at the Hi>rndoii-Corncliu,s Funeral Home at 10:30 Saturday morning. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Originally from Long Island, N. Y., Mr. Kirk cume to Hope about a year ago. He lived here several months, later purchasing a large farm near Shover Springs, making it his home. He was a partner in the real estale firm of Tyler & Kirk. He is survived by his widow, a daughter. Mabel of Shover Springs a son, Frank Kirk of Dallas and a brother, Chester, of North Little Rock The Christmas tree decorating Rockefeller Plaza in New York City has a mile of wiring in its boughs and uses as much electricity in one nigh! as the average home uses in 2 J /2 years. Phone Employes Donate 100% Give Half-Day's Pay to Red Cross Campaign The Red Cross Drive continues to make progress. Every employe of the Southwestern Bell Telephone company in Hope has given one-half of one day's pay. Whenever the voice at the other end of the line says "Number please," you know that voice has done its part for the Red Cross Drive. Here is the 100 per cent list from the local office of Company: Mae Chambless, Mrs. Vesta Williams, Ruby Marlar, Mrs. Bert Moody Alice (Kate Hutson, Mladgfi Cranford, Maxie Lou Fuller, Mrs. Gladys Oglesby, Ruth Fenwick, Hazel Lunnon, Mrs. Mildred Rogers, Mrs. W E Waller, Mrs. Lena Maryman,' Jeannette Rosenbaum, Daphne Rowland, Mrs Katie Huffman, Maggie Mae Waller, Cleo Miuin Mary Andres, Kathryn Cumbie, June Fricks, Mrs. Margaret Wilkerson, Anita J. Davis, Henry Fenwick, Ralph Horndge, Nathan Harbour, H. D. Berry, Ora Mae Moody. A Thought They have sown the wind, and they shall wnp tho whirlwind.-Hosea 8:7. Buddy Baer to Meet Joe Lewis Gate Receipts to Go for Benefit of Sailors Families NEW YORK-W-For the first time in history of the ring, a world heavyweight champion will risk his title Friday night without receiving a cent —win, lose or draw. That's the condition as Joe Louis makes the 20th defense in his record run as head man of fitsiana against the challenge of the California giant, Jacob (Buddy) Baer. The greatest puncher since Dempsey, the 245-pound Goliath who knocked Joe out of the ring in their tussle last May but was disqualified after being floored throe times, will start pitching punches at 9 p. m. Hope time in Madison Square Garden for the benefit of the Navy Relief Society. Promoter Mike Jacobs, who, like Joe, is dumping his entire profit into the kitty for the benefit of families of sailors at soa and those killed in action, expects about 20,000 to be on hand for the cause. He wouldn't be at all surprised of the gate goes over tho 5200,000-mark. Estimates are that the navy fund blostered by the Louis and Jacobs' shares, a chunk of Buddy's end—2 1-2 per.cent of his 15—and a portion of the garden rental, will pick up a check 111 the neighbor of $100,000. Even Buddy's best friends tell him he'll have to be lucky to last the 15 rounds. It's a 1 to 6 that Louis wuis and 1 to 2 that he scores a knockout This corner's guess is Buddy won't be able to answer the bell for round four. It takes approximately 12 hours to produce a heat of steel in nn oppn hearth furnace. Attack Occurs Only 100 Miles From Tokyo Big Push on Bataan Expected; Malaya Capital Said Cut Off By the Associated Press Japan got a preview taste of the things she dreads most—a possible blockade of the densely populated island empire—as imperial headquarters acknowledged an allied submarine raid within 100 miles of Tokyo hi which a 2,225-ton freighter, Ukai Maru No. 1 was torpedoed and damaged: The nationality of the attacking craft was not given. 3 Sunk Previously Previously a U. S. Navy' bulletin reported that submarines of the Asiatic fleet had sunk a 10,000-ton Japanese transport and three 10,000-ton supply ships. J In the Philippine campaign the War Department reported that combat operations dwindled to minor skirmishes as the Japanese moved troops for a climatic drive against General Douglas MacArthur's forces on Bataan Peninsula. The Navy communique was the first report in many days from sizable undersea craft operating in Far East waters at the start of the war a month ago,,but Navy officials empha- ,', sized that "dangerous missions of sub- ,"-^^J, *• • -"•••«n= -^ *"«*«sv;; .rjKfin hardy while operation are ing." f,, Only 100 Miles Off Japan Tokyo headquarters said the attack in Japanese waters occurred Thursday morning off the island empire, about 100 miles south of Tokyo and Yokohoma. • In London an announcement was made that British imperial defenders o£ Quala Lumpur, capital of the federated Malaya states, had been cut off, the German radio said, quoting a DNB dispatch. "Violent fighting" is raging in the Quala Lumpur area, the agency said • The agency admitted that the British were still holding the city but said Japanese had cut behind them to sever ccommunications with Singapore, 240 miles to the southeast. "The flank of the British is open only toward Malacca Strait" the Broadcast said. Total of Seal Sale Is $930 Amount More Than Triples Previous Years Although the annual Christmas Seal campaign formally closed on Christmas day, returns from the sale are still being received at headquarters, city chairman the Rev. J. E. Hamill said Friday. Several donors declared that in the Christmas rush they overlooked their returns for the seals they had used. All persons who received seals and who have not sent a check for them are urged to have their contribution in the mails before January 15 as the county's final quota must be in the state office by January 20. The present seal receipts from the county total $930.29, which is three times any report of recent years. The total sales for 1940 was $308. A member of the committee stated that last minute contributions will probably boost the present report to $1,000 Cranium Crackers Washington hits the headlines more than any other capital, but there are 48 other capitals buzzing with activity these days in the United States. See how well you can do on these questions about state capitals. 1. What state capital has the largest population; which the smallest? 2. If you wanted to visit Gov. Harold Sftassen, youngest state governor, in his office, to what state capital would you go? 3. Name the state capitals which once were capitals of the Confederacy. 4. What state capital is also known as the Mile High city? 5. Name the state capitals with, the same names as a famous explorer, a German statesman, the president of a republic. Answers ou Comic Page a

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