Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 15, 1942 · Page 1
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WoKd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 79 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Fair and not much change in temperature Thursday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1942 /*> Subs Sink Associated Press Meons Newspaper Enterprise Ats'n PRICE 5c COF-y Our Daily Bread By NEA Commentator -WILLIS THORNTON n Mission to Ankara Vision in Eyes That See Not t A world which used to call Turkey "the sick man of Europe" tocay finds itself with a raging fever, and Turkey almost the only country with a normal temperature. To the next phase of the world-wide conflict Turkey, sitting astride the road to the lower Caucasus, to Iran and India, to Syria and the Near East, may hold the key. It is the road to oil, the rood to a junction ot Coerman and Japanese forces, a road to prolongation of the war ad mfmitum. No g , calor task ;lcs before thc H ,_ <?lied nations thin to keep. Turkey at . least neutral and in thc mood to fight if Germany's next drive should come her way. Turkey must be shown that it is to her advantage to cleuve ta the allied cause, for it is on advatnagc m | f\mmm*tmm Aj% lnilt l ' 10 ac ^ s °^ nat '°ns hinge. VkCfUlll V ifl There are two ways to.do this ,talk- WMIIIW IW ing and acting. As far as talking can go, the United States has made an excellent first move in sending to Ankara Laurence Steinhardt, a diplomat who has proved his worth by eight years of cxcating service. Sleinhardt, an acute New York lawyer, was appointed in the early days of the New Deal. While not a career man, he has s since that time served as ambassador to Sweden, to Peru, to Russia, and his appointment to a fourth ambassadorship, at Ankara, will give him a record equaled by few Food Campaign to Get Underway 64 Community Meetings Planned for Enlistment Day, Jan. 22 A total of 64 community and neighborhood meetings will be held on Enlistment Day, January 22, in all sections of Hempstead county, according to plans completed for conducting the first phases of the Food-for-Vivtory Campaign by the county Agricultural Planning Committee, Miss Claude Fletcher and Oliver L. Adams, county Extension gaents, announced. AH farm families of this county will be asked to enlist their farm families in the Food-for-Victory Campaign aimed at greater production of food •vitally needed in the successful pro, Station of the war. One'hundred'and'forty-seven farmers, and members of home demontra- tion clubs of Hempslead county have been appointed Minutemen in this drive to enlist all families, and serve as leaders in their neighborhoods for continuance o fthe campaign for the duration of the war. The farm families will list the number of livestock on hand, number planned for 1042, amount of various kinds of feed and food on hand and the necessary acreage they plan to plant this year. Each family will sign a Food-for-Victory pledge card. These cards will be used as the basis for individual or group help, in order that farm families may attain their planned food for feed production, the agents explained. Food-for-Victory 'is the slogan for all neighborhoods and communities t use. A number of neighborhoods and communities have planned Viv- tory CCampaign programs to boost the enlistment in the Food-forVictory Campaign. These programs will consist of patriotic talks, songs and prayer. A victory pledge will be presented by 4-H club groups. These programs will be held at community houses, churches and schools. For the convicnce of farm families, meetings will be held in all communities and neighborhoods in thc county where they meay enlist to do their part along with the farm families of other counties in helping win the wur. Thc schedule of meetings in this county is as follows. The following will meet at thc neighborhood church lit 1:30 p. m. Ratecliff Store, Mt. Nebo, Bethlehem, Liberty Hill, Evening Shade, Battlefield, Fairview, Union Grove, Hickory Shade, Rocky Mound, Melrose, Old Liberty, Macedonia, Bright Star, Sardis, Antioch, Bethel, Boyd's Chapel, Shover Springs. Centorvillc, Zion, Oakgrove, Mt. Pleasant, Doyle, Bclton, Avery's Chapel, Bruce Chapel, Freindship, Walluccburg, Marlbrook, Sweet Home, Holley Grove. The following will meet at the neighborhood school at 1:30 p. m. Stevenson school, McNab, Piney Grove, Providence, Church Hill, Columbus, Yancy (Temple School), Oman, Clow, Bingcn, Guernsey, McCaskill, DeAnn, Harmony, Blevins Training. T he following will meet at the neighborhood store at 1:30 p. m. Dooley Hill, Sheppard (Roy's Place) Hinton at Club House. career men with a lifetime in the State Department. His experience, compressed into a little more than eight years, is greater than that of many men with 20 years' service. He has made good at every job, and few diplomats ever faced a more difficult job than he when he was sent to Russia at a time when our relations with the Soviets were at sixes and sevens. He knows a great deal about Russia, about Europe and the world. We will be represented at Ankara by a man who sees clearly, talks plainly, and inspires confidence. So much for that. However such a mission can accomplish only so much with bare words. Action must back them up. Sufficient allied force to demonstrate to Turkey that North Africa, the Red Sea basin, Iran and thc Caucasus can be held are an important supplement to any words Steinhardt can speak. Arms to help equip the Turkish armies for defense are needed and recent extension of Lend Lease ta that country must be made effective. Just what active demonstrations will be required of allied good intentions toward Turkey, and the means to back up those intentions, we don't yet know. But this is one of the most important diplomatic missions of our time, and we trust that the competent hands to which it has been entrusted will be supported in such a manner as to insure success. •K * * Blind persons can see as well as you and I the vision of a free world, a word purged of war and oppression, devoted to the arts of peace. More than 2000 pair of such unseeing eyes must be fixed on such a vision these days, for 2219 men and women in 54 workshops in 27 states are now turning out orders for government goods unsful in defense. Quite aside from the fact that through the National Industries for the Blind, these people are enabled to earn their own way, and thus gain personal confidence in the future desuite their handicaps, it must be a tremendous stimulus of hope for them to feel that they, too, arc enabled to contribute to the effort to win through for freedom. It is a wonderful tiling that these people, deprived of physical sight, are not denied a glimpse of thc future. Russians Close in on Nazis in Mozhaisk Area War's Most Decisive Battle Seen; Key Ukraine Cities Attacked By the Associated Press Russian shock troops were reported smashing in a direct frontal assault against 100,000 Germans massed at Mozhaisk, 57 miles west of Moscow in what appeared to be one of the greatest and perhaps the most decisive battle of the war. Mozhaisk is the keystone of (he dwindling German defense corrider on the Napoleonic road from Moscow to Smolensk. Other Red army forces slowly closing the trap around Mozhaisk were officially reported to have recaptured the town of Mcdyn, 35 miles to the southwest. This meant the Germans now had only a 70 mile wide escape Iroutc from Mozhaisk with Soviet troops pressing down from Volokol- amsk in the north and Medyn in the south. The Berlin radio admitted that Russian reinforcements for a new battle of the Crimea were landing at Feo- dosiya on the Kerch Peninsula and said German fliers had bombed large Soviet shipping concentrations, disembarking troops and war materials of all kinds. Reds Attack Key Ukraine Cities LONDON — (/P)— Marshal Semeon Timoshenko's Red armies of the south has launched sharp attacks against German-held Kharkov, great industrial center of the Ukraine, and Taganrog, southern anchor of the German's winter line, it was reported Thursday in dispatches from the Russian front. The attacks appeared to be a concerted effort to precipitate a new wholesale German withdrawal on the southern front. Loss of Kharkov and Taganrog would force the German army in most of the Ukraine to fall back to new, positions. • Malaria causes about 16,000 deaths annually in the Philippine Islands, according to the Department of Commerce. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close January 17.93 March 18.3' May 18.52 July 18.66 September 18.89 November 18.92 NEW YORK January 18.10 March 18.25 May 18.45 July 18.'9 September 18.69 November 18.70 Middling spot W74.. Air Corps Age Limit Lowered Married Men Will Also Be Accepted by Army WASHINGTON— (IP)— The War Department announced Thursday it had dropped previously enforced education requirements for army aviation cadets and would hereafter accept men of 18 years of age as well as married men. The requirements were changed to step up the supply pilots, navigators and bombardeors for the army. The minium age was lowered from 20 to 18 years, the maxium remaining at 26. Married men heretofore rejected now are accepted; and education requirements of at least two years of college or a written examination has been dropped in favor of a uniform test. Under this system candidates may be on the way to an air corps center die same day that he applies for the first time at an army recruiting station. Off New York 38 of Crew of 40 Saved When Sub Torpedoes Ship NEW YORK-(/P)-Disclosure that an enemy submarine has deliberately circled a Panamian tanker just off Long .Island, exploding two torpedoes on her port side and one on her starboard, was made public by navy of- ficals, in detaining the closet approach of actual warfare to the nation on the cast coast. Rear Armiral Edward C. Kalbfus, commander of the Newport naval base, disclosed that the attack by an undintified submarine on the tanker Norncss had resulted in the death of two men-revising an earlier navy estimate. He said 38 officers and men had been rescued and were in good shape. Stolen Bicycle Is Recovered Thursday The Police Department announced that a bicycle, stolen here on January 3, was recovered early Thursday. A negro youth is being held, for thc theft, pending investigation. Jap Liner Committee Raps Bungling of U. 5. Production Soys War Production Hampered by Labor, Management Greed WASHINGTON—(/P)—The Senate defense investigation committee charged Thursday that American war production had been hampered seriously by months of official bungling, labor selfishness and management greed. In a report covering its studies during the last year the committee acuscd government agencies of slowing the war output by a mesh of "bureaucratic red tape" and declared: Figure 1: That after two years of frantic effort America has too few planes to allow adequate flying time for its pilots and that many are mediocre. Figure 2: That dollar-a-ycar men on loan from industry were actually lobbyists for their former employes and should be eliminated. Figure 3: That the automobile industry had been allowed to continue civilian production unchecked through 1941, with no real conversion to military production even attempted. Figure 4: That an effort should be made to use all facilities of small manufacturers in defense production. U.S., State Oil Laws Are Alike New National - ,,u Restrictions Make Little Change The restrictions issued to the oil industry Tuesday, January 13, to the effect . that the consent of adjacent property owners is necessary before a new well can be drilled has little bearing upon oil operations in Arkansas. .. • -. • . • The new order of the Office of Pror duction Management requires that all separate property interests within a forty acre area be agreeable to the drilling of a well upon that forty acres. This has been required in the State of Arkansas since February 20, 1939, as a protection to small property owners. So far none of the restrictions placed upon the industry by the Office of Production Management has affected any of the pools in Arkansas, with the possible exception of a few of the old stripper areas. Even in these areas adjustments are being made by the use of staggered spacing, whereby thc wells can be drilled upon forty acre tracts and then at some later date, if it is necessary, the spacing can be reduced. The spacing for oil fields has been one well to each forty acres since early in 1938 by mutual agreement among the operators until February 1939, when it became a state law. There has been on case where equipment or material was refused an operator to drill a well in any of the oil pools operating under production control or state regulation. Unlike Texas, Louisiana and a few of the other stales, Arkansas has not found it necessary to amend any rule or regulation to conform with those of the federal government. The reason for this is that the rules of the federal government so far are almost identical with those of thc State of Arkansas. Future Transportation-Bicycles for Two Pioneer Fulton Man Succumbs W. E. Cox, Sr., Dies at His Home Early Thursday W. E. Cox, Sr., 80, retired pioneer farmer and property owner of Hempstead county, died at his home in Fulton early Thursday morning after an extended illness. Originally from Georgia, Mr. Cox moved to Washington in his early childhood. The family moved from Washington to Fulton in 1894, residing there even since. An extensive land and property owner and planter Mr. Cox was known throughout the southwest. The Cox holdings include several large plantations on Red river near Fulton, cotton gins and a peanut oil mill located at Prescott. - . • . • • . He is survived by his wife, . Mrs. Myre Cox, five sons, Monroe, Roy, Herbert and W. E. Cox, Jr., all of Fulton and Ernest of Prescott; a brother, A. L. Cox and a sister, Mrs. R. C. Holt, both of Texarkana; a nephew Max Cox of Hope, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the family home in Fulton at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery, Hope. Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons. Production Czar and Symbol Dowdd M. Nelson, who'll be U. S. production - bolwmg the nation's determination to ot-build (he Axis, after his appoint- «ie«l as rfjttuwau wf Uw War Production Board. Miss Henry on Vote Committee Hope School Head toAid New Program Development WASHINGTON-Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent of schools, Hope, has been appointed to the committee on new voter preparation and recognition of the National Education Association, it is announced by Myrtle Hooper Dahl, president of the professional organization representing more than 790,000 teachers in the association and affiliated groups. The committee to which Miss Henry has been appointed is attempting to develop a new voter preparation and recognition program in every state. The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service and the American Legion have actively supported the program through organized cooperative efforts. Cranium Crackers January Days Lots of things happen in January besides New Year's Day parties and cold weather. Can you answer these January questions? 1. What famous document did President Lincoln sign Jan. 1, 1863? 2. The first woman to take office of governor of a state did so Jan. 5, 1925. Who was she and what state did she govern? li We celebrate Independence Day in July, but another Independence Day for the United States came Jan.14, 1783. What was the event? 4. What took pl«cc one second after midnight, Jan. 16, 1920, which provided many arguments, headaches and jail sentences for 13 years? 5. What was found near Suiter's Mill in California Jan. 24, 1848, that increased demand for a canal across the Isthmus of Panama? Answers ou Comic Page _ out m background, Leon Henderson, left, and others trying . ^ th ° Ut thc USC ot stratc ^ materials... Miss Henderson's bike. The Capitol is seen Young Hope Girl Severely Burned little Hope Held for Recovery of Martha Cox Miss Martha Cox, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Cox, was in a very critical condition late Thursday afternoon, suffering from burns received earlier at her home here, . Miss Cox and her -mother were varnishing a floor when the gas igA nited, severely turning the young girl, it was said. Mrs. Cox'-suffered burns on both hands, but her condition was not too critical. The daughter was rushed to Julia Chester hospital here where attending physicians held little hope for her recovery. Famed Stylist to Come Here Charles A. Haynes Co., Secures Services of Expert A Martha Manning stylist will be at the Charles A. Haynes Co. Monday, January 19, to come to the rescue of Hope matrons and debs, who are clamoring for a rehabilitation of their old winter wardrobes. From 3 to 4 o'clock is the time set for an informal showing of advanced spring styles and the setting will be the dress salon of the Charles A Haynes Co. All of the women in this section are urged to take advantage of tile free service being rendered by the Martha Manning stylist. The public is especially invited to attend the style review, where chairs will be available for a large audience. Models include Mrs. Jim R. Henry, Mrs. Roy Anderson, Mrs. Logan Bailey, Mrs. Newt Pentecost, and Mrs. Tom Purvis U.S., Argentine Leaders Confer Welles, Guinazu Discuss Pan- American Front RIO'de JANEIRO—(/P)—Under Ses- retary of State Welles of the United States and foreign Minister Enrique Ruiz Guinazu of Argentina, consulted for 25 minutes Thursday and success or failure of the Pan-American conference at hand may have been bound up hi that meeting. Welles left Guihazu's hotel room smiling. He said he had had "a cor- dia} and pleasant conservation with my old friend the minister of Argentina." Prevailing rates of wages and scarcity of labor are causing increased use of farm machinery in New Zealand says the Department of Commerce. AAA Allotment Deadline Near Farmers Must Sign Forms Before January 31 January 31 is the final date for requesting cotton allotments for farms not having cotton allotments for farms the last three years, B. F. McMahen, County Administrative Officer of the local Triple-A office announced Thursday. It is absolutely necessary that all new grower allotments be requested at once. Farmers should keep in mind that this only applies to farms that do not have a cotton allotment, and on which cotton is to be planted in 1942 for the first time in the last three years. In order to apply for an allotment for a now farm, the producer should call at the AAA office in the Courthouse on or before January 31 and sign the necessary forms. 60,000 Jap Troops LostatChangsha CHINGKING-(/IM-An army spoks- man declared Thursday that only 10,000 Japanese troops escaped of the 70,00 that were hurled against the Chinese defense of Changha. The rest, he said, were left on battlefields north of the city or caught in pockets of encirclement by the Chinese counter offensive. Daily Drilling Report of S. Arkansas By ARK. OIL & GAS COMMISSION McKmme p Big Creek Carter: Hanes No. 2, Elev 297 Coring 9210. Atlantic: Bodcaw No. 9, Orlg. 8232. Bodcaw No. 10, Loc.; C-SE Sec. 32, 17-23 Macedonia Atlantic: Warnock-Brewer No. 1, oc.; C-S% SW. Sec. 15-18-21. McAlester: Snider Unit No. 1, Elev. 268, Top Porosity 8837; T. D. 8910; running 5Yz in. csg. Brewer. Warnock No. 1, Rrlg. 8260. Mt. HpUy Atlantic: Davis B-l, Di-lg, 7152. T . Sta S er No. 1, Drlg. 5740 Drill Pipe Stuck. Midway Barnsdall: Bond No. 1, Running B.H.P. tests. Wildcats McAlester: Jeffus No. 1, Drlg 3530. Note: The Carter-Cornelius Unit No. 1 (C-NE Sec. 30, 17-23; McKamie Field) on plugging back from Smackover La. perf. in Cotton Valley formation 7255-65, 28 shots, and is flowing by heads 15 to 20 bbls. oil per hour- 35 gravity corr.; 10 to 20 per cent wash wU-.; C. P. 900, T. P. 300. 17,000-Ton Ship Sunk; Army to Double Forces British Troops, Civilians Get Set for Battle of Singapore BULLETIN NEW ORK-m—The coast guard station at Quogue Long Island said Thursday that survivors of a ship attacked off the Long Island coast were being brought to shore. Details of the attack were not immediately revealed. It was the second such attack in these waters ' In two days. WASHINGTON-OT-Tha, Navy announced Thursday that a 17,000-ton Japanese merchant liner . had been sunk by American submarines. The vessel was of the fast Yawata class owned and operated by the NYK lines and probably convertable into an aircraft carrier. No other details of the sinking were supplied. The Navy also said in a communique: "The menace of enemy submarines off the east coast of the United' States remains substantial." A Navy -spokesman said at least one vessel of the Yawata class of three' ships, frequent visitors to West Coast ports, had been converted to aircraft / carriers but did not .know whether this was one sent to the bottom. 3,600,000 Man Army >< WASHINGTON - (/P) - A mighty ' army of 3,600,000 men is in the mak-^ ing Secretary of War Stimson said?') Thursday "to hasten the ' victory/', fought so far against heavy odds." ' " , Whereas Thursday's , communique told of gr$atly> outnumberecl ttrb'e&eSn •holding fast against-'the -Japanese in the' Philippines Stimson's announce-' ment carried with it this picture: ; Twice the number of air'''combat' units. , ' Creation of 32 motorized or triangular divisions. • •• • • ' Twice the present number'of armored units. - - Overrall a more than doubling of the army's present strength 'in grbund and air forces, . • • " , The daily report of the .Philippine defense told of another whittling at the Axis air forces with the statement that two heavy Japanese bombers were shot down and others hit while the defenders casualties were described as few. "Aggressive enemy ground activity continues," the communique Thursday said, "with attempts at general infiltration all along the lines. Although outnumbered American and Philippine troops are holding wen* prepared positions with courage and determination." Japs Nearer Singapore By the Associated Press An official Togyo broadcast asserted late Thursday that British authorities at Singapore had begun to mine the causeway bridge connecting Singapore Island to the mainland as Japan's invasion armies drove into the rain whipped jungle of Jahors State, 100 miles north of Singapore. Domei, Japanese news agency said Emperor Hiro Hito's forces "are now conducting a terrific offensive against 30,000 British troops which are guardi ing the last defense of Malaya." The news agency had previously declared that 30,000 British troops had been trapped in the Green-Hell wild-, erness north of Singapore. Doemi quoted "foreign reports' 'as saying British forces defending the Pownall line, stretching 125 miles across the lower peninsula, were rushing up reinforcements from Singapore for a last desperate defense before falling back on Britain's Asiatic Gibraltar. 4/5 of Malaya Taken SINGAPORE— (/P}— Sobered by th« fact that only one-fifth of British Malaya remained in their control aftey five weeks of the Japanese offensive Imperial forces and civilians knuckled down Thursday for a major test which all believed to be in the offing; the battle for Singapore. Robert Lyons Joins Kay Jewelry Staff Robert Lyons, widely known expert jeweler from Fort Smith, is now connected with the Kay Jewelry Store on South main street, the manager of the organization announced Thursday. W. E. White Enters City Alderman Race W. Eugene Wliite, local dvygoods store operator, announced late Wed« nesday that he would seek election as the Ward one alderman. Five can» didates have previously filed for reelection. All are unopposed. Deadline for filing is 6 o'clock Friday afternoon*

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