Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 19, 1942 · Page 1
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>"M««*»f Won'd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 82 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Our Daily Bread By NEA Commentator — WILLIS THORNTON Whcn the New AEFs Go Out to Fight The Future Industrial South Soon another million or more American men will be joining f.)the colors, and the vanguard of half-dozen AEFs of 1942 will be on their way. They go out to fight in foreign fields, yet they go to fight to defend their own country at home. We are still more fortunate, in the very face of these foreign campaigns, then the people of most of the other countries ^in the war. We still have a chance to keep actual warfare largely away from our own homes. Sporadic attacks may be made on continental United States, but unless things go worse than we have a right to expect, there is no reason to P¥riOr~4' fit-iv/ rv^*-i ist>*£r.»*L*l.!»_!.-.i.I__II • i I f* i . .. ir ' expect any major fighting in the United States itself. g Axis Sign New Agreement on Military Moves fc Germans Claim Capture of Feo- dosiya, British - Mop Up in Libya By the Associated Press Hints and actual circumstantial evidence that Adolf Hitler is plotting a new move which have appeared from time to time since his Russian offensive was thrown into reverse were given official Axis stamp Monday although what he has in mind is still obscure. The German radio declared that a military convention signed Sunday by .Germany, Italy and -Japan -provided for "proper an appropriated distribution of military forces in preparation for operations of great striking power which will be of outstanding significance. Speculation now as before naturally • j turns to the Mediterranean zone, newly strengthened by the fact that Hitler's naval chief Grand Admiral Erich Racder and Premier Mussolini's chief of naval staff Admiral Arturo Riccardi talked high strategy last week at Baravia, la Say Feodosiya Retaken BERLIN-COfficial Broadcast Recorded by AP) — Tlic German high command announced that Nazi and Rumanian troops had recaptured the ••vpc-t of Feodosiya on the southeast coast of the Crimean peninsula, stepping stone to the Caucasus. At the same lime the high command lepprted that Russian forces had launched heavy attacks along the entire Donets river front. The fall of Feodosiya, a communique said, resulted in the capture of more than 4,600 Russians and large amounts of equipment. In the central and northern, sectors of the eastern front the Russians con- jinucd their attacks but suffered heavy losses, the high command said. | 2 Italian Generals Captured CAIRO— (/P)— More than 14,000 Germans and Italians crowded Bitten prison camps Monday as the result of ,,Jhe imperial desert army's mop-up of the Halfaya Pass-Salum pockets near the Egyptian-Libyan frontier. Among the British prisoners were tv<o Italian generals bringing the British bag to 79. , j Their supply lino now uninterrupted the British turned attention to the main body of General Erwin Rommel's troops just east of El Agheila on tlic Gulf of Sirte. Bad weather has restricted pocra- tions for nearly a week during which Uic Axis forces have dug in and possibly been reinforced. Venezuela consists o[ 20 states, 2 territories, and a federal district.with a total estimated population of 3000, 900,000 There have been recent numerous convictions in Italy for hoarding or "bootlegging" food, the Department of Commerce reports. Ban-ing singuar ill-fortune, we should not have to sec our homeland overrun as the people of a dozen countries have been forced to sec it. China, Russia, France, Belgium, the Ncsthcrlands, the Philippines, Norway, Greece, Yugoslavia— all these and many others have been forced to undergo the ultimate in war horror, the destruction and downfall of their own homes, lands and institutions. Wo shall be forced to undergo the death of many fine American soldier, and that will be hard enough to bear. But tlie added horrors which London has seen, and Rotterdam, which Chungking and Shangai and Poking have undergone, may be spared us. The farther from our American shore our soldiers go to fight the enemies of American, the less the chance that the war itself can come literally to America. Our AEFs go to drive war as far away from America as they can. It is in order to spare their people at home from meeting face to face war's horrors, that these Americans go to seek out the battle far away If it seems hard that a souldier should bo sent so far from home to fight— ti Iceland, to Alaska, to Australia. «r Guiana or Africa, it just as, well for us who remain behind to remember that it is to protect us and keep actual war at a long arm's length from America that they go forth. Is it possible that the people for whose protection at home they go out to die in strange places at the world's ends will do less than see that they are supplied with everything they need? Further evidence now comes forward in support of tlie idea that the country is being made over before our eyes, though the eyes do not always see clearly what is going on. The south was rapidly becoming industrialized even before the war crisis. But the war industries now arising as if by magic, are shanging the picture even more rapidly. Chemicals pulp and paper, metals, iron and steel, rayon—all these and many other industries are being built up in the south as a result of the war effort. The facilities thus built will remain when the war shall have been won. They may well mean a death blow to the sectional specialization which lias had so great an influence on the country's social history in the past 50 years. President Asks 28 Billions for Navy Expansion Appropriation to Take Care Naval Defense Activities for 1942-43 ^WASHINGTON - (/P, _ President Roosevelt asked congi-css Monday for ?28,500,7G7,495 in supplemental appropriations and contract authorization for tlic 1942 and 1943 fiscal year for the war and navy departments and two other defense activities. He estimated the supplemental appropriation needed for the navy department and naval services for the 1942 fiscal year at $8,768,783,500. The President also asked $7,193,861,521 net additional for the Navy program in the fiscal year beginning next July 1. For the army lie asked an emergency appropriation totaling $22,525,872,474 for tlic 1942 fiscal year. For the inter-American highway he requested ?7,000,000 and for tlic Federal^ Bureau of Investigation he asked HOPE> ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1942 The Weather Slightly colder in the extreme east and continued cool in the west and central portions Monday night ft?'rr jM . e . ans Associated Press Rural Housing Meet Tuesday All Interested Persons Are Urged to Attend Fflrm fajnilies of Hempstend county interested in USHA Rural Housing Program arc urged by Oliver L. Adams, county agent, to attend a county wide meeting at the courthouse at 10 a. m. Tuesday, January 20. Jv H. Shaw in charge of the program in Southwest Arkansas will explain all detains and take family applications at the meeting. The local authority headed by Pat Duffie and Judge Fred Luck have perfected details and funds made available for constructing ten or more houses in Hempstcad county. All interested families, white or colored, should attend this meeting Tuesday morning. To Start First Aid Classes Here Appeal Made for Auxiliary Firemen, Policemen Axis Subs Sink Another Tanker Off U.S. Coast Standard Oil Ship Torpedoed Off North Carolina Coast WASHINGTON-M>)-An Axis submarine operating off the North Caro- flma coast Sunday torpedoed and sank the Standard. Oil Tanker Allen Jackson to bring to three tankers the toll of undersea boats off the U. S. Atlantic coast since last Wednesday. The landing of survivors of a torpedoed Panamanian freighter at the cast coast Canadian port Sunday indicated that at least a fourth vessel had been sunk in apparently widespread Axis submarine forays. The Norfork, Va., operating naval base said 13 survivors of the crew of 35 of the tanker were landed by a rescue vessel which also brought four bodies. All licensed officers were injured or lost. Survivors said the submarine gave no warning before losing its torpedoes and expressed the belief that two torpedoes hit tlic tanker. ap- Cranium Crackers Once a man earns a nickname, it usually sticks with him all through his career. S'ome of the more famous nicknames in var- - ious world fields arc listed below, Can you name the owners? 1. What generals were known as "Lighthouse Harry," "Stonewall" "Tippecanoc?" 2. What presidents were known as "Old Hickory," "Rough Rider" and "Tippccanoe?" 3. What football players were called "Special Delivery," "Galloping Ghost" and "Jack Rabbit?" 4. What congressmen were known as "The Man," "Catus Jack" and ."Cotton Ed.?" '-' 5. What British statesmen are known as "The Beaver" and "Winn?" Answers on Comic Page DARHonorsto Carolyn Trimble Hope Student Wins Free Trip to Washington Mrs. J. D, Hammons, Little Rock, chairman of the state Good Citizenship Pilgrimage Contest, Daughters of the American Revolution, said Sunday that Miss Caroline Trimble of Hope, had been selected as the pilgrim for this year. She will he given a trip to Washington, D. C., during the meeting of the Continental Congress, April 17-21, with all expenses paid. Miss Vonnic Haisty of Morrilton is in second place and Miss Pauline Lenehan of Batesville is in third place. They will serve as alternates in the event Miss Trimble is unable to make the trip. Miss Trimble, who is a senior in the Hope high school, is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trimble and is a descendent of the four Con way brothers of early history. She in co-editor of the Hi-Lights, school publication, and a member of Quill and Scroll. She also is a member of the Library and Booster clubs, is secretary of the high school band, has held various class offices, was one of the maid in the recent homecoming festivities and is an officer in the Clara Lowlhrop chapter of the Junior Division, U. D. C. She represents the John Cain chapter. The civilian defense council pealed Monday for auxiliary policemen and firemen to take part in classes of first aid instruction as well as instruction in controlling fires and preserving order. These classes are to bo held at the fire station here three nights weekly under the direction of James Embrce, fire chief. No definite date has been set for starting the classes as an effort is being made to get as many to join as possible. Civilians are urged to register at the defense office at the city hall. This office will be open nightly, in charge of the Business Women's association. In these elMsses all phases of fire control such as controlling incendiary bombs and chemical warfare. Competent men who have had special training will instruct these classes. Window Smashed $1.80 Cash Stolen Tile police Monday that smashed at the Scott store sometime early Sunday that approximately ?1.80 in nickles had been stolen from a cash register. department reported a window had been Completes Naval Training Course Harry Smith, Hope Youth, Assigned to Active Duty "rfari-y Smith, son of Mr.""'arid Mrs Pauline Smith, 223 S. Washington St. Hope, Arkansas, will complete a 16- week intensive training course at the Naval Training School Detroit on Saturday, January 17, it was announced Monday by Captain R T Brodhead, Officer-in-Charge. Smith will be assigned to. active duty as aviation machinist mate with the fleet or at an air base. During the sixteen weeks of training, he was quartered at the unique Detroit Naval Armory which is con- straucted on nautical lines throughout even to a full size replica of a destroyer complete with guns, helm and operating instruments. This school in vocational training is maintained by the Navy Department in Detroit for enlisted men, to qualify them for service and advancement in the aviation branch of the Navy, the field these men have chosen. He won this opportunity by a competitive examination taken during his first six weeks at a Naval Training Station. His aptitude in the mechanical field and his desire to advance himself were factors determining his appointment to this school. Smith's recently completed course has fitted him with a useful trade in an expanding industry and will be of great value to him when he returns to civilian life. When questioned as to his reaction to the service he stated: "The Navy is OK. 1 am glad to be in." /Arena for Allied Offensive? Rubber Plant Looms for State Reports on Return From Washington Trip LITTLE ROCK -(/P)-Governor Homer M. Adkins returning from Washington and Miami Monday expressed renewed optomism over the state's industrial outlook as the result of war caused expansions. Adkins said he was particularly hopeful that a synthetic rubber plant would be established in South Arkansas sour gas fields. He'disclosed that Arkansas representatives were discussing with the four major rubber companies of such the possibility of establishing of such a plant. The governor said the sour gas field would have half a million pounds of chemical material daily availabe for synthetic rubber manufacture. Chinese Assert U. S. Marines Put to Work CHUNGKING-WV-A Chinese report said Monday that U. S. Marines captured by the Japanese at Pciping had been put to hard labor in an internment camp. Most American and British residents of Peiping were reported still at large but with their restricted. movements Two Tires, Wheels Stolen From Trailer Two wheels and tires were stolen from a trailer near the CCC camp sometime early Sunday morning, it was reported to local police by Howard Nichols, owner. Daily Drilling Report of S. Arkansas By ARK. OIL & GAS COMMISSION MuKiunio (160 acre spacing) ^7179-81; W. O. Swbg Carter: Hanes No. 2. Elev. 297. Cor-T ing 9323. Atlantic: Bodcaw No. 9. Drlg 8417 Bodcaw No. 10. Lot-.; C-SE Sec. 32, 1-7 'J'J Creoles control most of the industries and important commerce of the island of Martinique, the Department of Commerce uayy. Macedonia (SO acre spacing) Atlantic: Warnock-Brewer No 1 Loc.; C-S'/i SW Sec. 15, 18-21. McAIcster: Snider Unit No. 1 Elev 268. W. O. C.; T. D. 8910. Brewer-Wamock No. 1. Drlg. 8567. Mt. Holly (40 acre spacing) Atlantic. Davis B-l. Elev. 244. Purf. Big Creek (160 acre spacing) J. W. Love: Stager No. 1. Fsg D B 5740. Midway (40 acre spacing) Banisdall: Bond No. 1 Producing 400 bbls. day. Dorchcat (40 acre spacing) Atlantic: Pinewoods B-l. R. U. Wildcats: McAlester: Jeffus No. 1. Set 9 5-8 inch csg. upprx. 4165; W. O. C. County School Teachers Meet Henderson President Is Principal Speaker School teachers of Hempstead county met in the courtroom of the courthouse here Saturday morning and discussed the ways they could aid in national defense. E. E. Austin, county examiner, opened the meeting with a scripture reading and prayer. Oliver Adams, county agent, talked on the necessity for growing food crops and of the proper selection of seed. The assistant home demonstration agent explained the nation-wide "Food for Victory" campaign and the county health nurse, Miss Hughes, stressed the necessity for being phys- cially fit as a part of the defense program. A member of Hie state health department also spoke on sanitation. E. S. Leonard, Soil Conservation director, in an address emphasized man's responsibility for taking care of the soil. Royce Weisenberger, attorney, urged that love of community be taught along with individual vocations and to develop a true spirit of patriotism. Dr. Matt Ellis, president of Henderson State Teachers college spoke on service. "If we no longer hear the call to higher ideals and service, we also lose the vision. What can we do to be of most service? "Give service with time and money. There must be better organized efforts beliind a better organized pro- gi am. "Sometimes it takes a war to make us appreciate the heritage of freedom. Citizenship means responsibility, and democracy is not guar- As goon sure on anteed. "Given time the people will be brought to a fresh appreciation and understanding of what we mean by civilian Uefente," he advised. SPG Workers Aid Red Cross 5232 Employes to Receive $181,473 for Week's Work Employes of the Southwestern Proving Ground again displayed their loyalty and patriotism by contributing freely to the Red Cross War Relief Fund. The combined offices of Area Engineer, Architect-Engineer, and W. E. Callahan Construction Company contributed $1,039.76. A portion of the Architect-Engineer's contribution came from the treasury balance of the A. & E. Club, a social club composed of the personnel of the Architect-Engineers, which was disbanded when the United States entered the war. In the fight against the dread infantile paralysis, workers on the project did their bit by quickly willing ' wishing well" containers to the brim with coins. By their generous contributions, the workers on the project displayed their determwination to back the President in his "Fight Infantile Paralysis" campaign. The first of the permanent buildings, on the reservation, to be occupied was the arministration building. Employes of the various sections of the Ordnance Department, with the exception of the Proof, Property, and Procurement setions, moved this week into the new building. The new Administration building is perhaps the most imposing of the various permanent structures making up the Southwestern Proving Ground. Its rooms are well-lighted, well-ventilated, and provide the workers with conveniences pertinent to excellent working conditions. ^Employes of the W. E. Callahan Construction Company, numbering about 5,232, will receive $181,473.65 when pay checks are issued for work during the past week. These figures represent a decrease in the number employed on the project. As the m-ovSnjJ gitoUnd nears completion, workers are being released when their services are no longer needed. The Personnel Department of the Area Engineer's Office has contacted other defense plants in the sur'rounding territory and has been able to secure transfers to these particular locations for many workers released from the Southwestern Proving Ground. Tlic semi-monthly payrolls for the Area-Engineers and the Architect- Engineers were released during the week. The employes of the Area- Engineers will receive checks totaling ?18,5S!).71 while the checks of the |fV('i^ecjt-'£jigincers' employes wtfl amount to approximately $24,393.16. BelvinsGoes Over the Top Donates $170.61 to Red Cross Emergency Fund The Red Cross $50,000,000 drive for the soldiers and sailors of the armed forces of the United States has received 100 per cent, all-oui- aid from the town of Blevins and its people with donations of $170.61. Lester Wade acted as the committee at Blevins, and each of the following contributed one-half of one day's day: Agatha Bullard, Mrs. Sam Benson, Martha Brunson, Roy Foster, Clifford Franks, James E. Smith, W. P. Brunson, Herman Brown, Mrs. Annie Bostick, Mrs. Herman Brown, D. Gorham, Mrs. A. B. Carter, J. J. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Thompson. Mrs. E. L. Bilderbach, Mrs. Devon Bechtold, Mr .and Mrs. Max Johnson, Mrs. E. M. Leverett, Lloyd Leverett, Floyd Leverett, Mr. and Mrs L. J. Brown, Dorothy Hild, Mrs. Ruth Cox, Mrs. Homer Culver, Mrs R B Alley, Evelyn Chesshir, Evelyn Chesshir, I. H. Beauchamp, Charlene Stewart, T. F. Smith, H. C. Bonds. J. A, Wood, Curry Avery Fior- ene Warren, P. H. Stephens, K B Spears, J. O. Phillips, H. M. Stephens] Larl Brown, Mrs. Carl Brown Carl Dixon, Eugene Stephens, S. E. Tribble, Reeves Alston, M. McGill, Herbert M. Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bruce, Arlis Brooks, Ira Hendrix, Evelyn Collins, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Harrison, C. E. Leverett, Mr and Mrs. Chester Stephens, Mrs. Cecil McNew, Mrs. T. J. Stewart, Catherine Stephens, Louise Mills, Fierce Hand to Hand Fighting Believed Near American Forces Undergo Several Japanese Patrol Assaults BULLETIN By the Associated Press The Australian Imperial forces turned back waves of Japanese attackers Monday in the defense of Singapore. The communique said "Tills morning (Monday) the enemy attacked again and again and were defeated by our troops. The Australians • are holding their ground everywhere." By the Associated Press With the Japanese still advancing m Malaya's steaming jungle land which the British had looked upon as a sort of natural Maginot line for Singapore, has taken its place as another outworn defense concept and. the battle for Singapore Monday became purely a test of fighting men and their weapons. Some of the fiercest hand to hand combat in the history of the war was m store, if not already in progress along the narrowing line of defense in Johore state, well within 100 niiles of the pivotal naval base which the British call their Gibraltar of the Orient. The Brtish acknowledged a 15 mile retreat in Yohore's central sector and further Japanese infiltration along the' western coast—admitting that the offensive was between 90 and 95 miles of Singapore—while the Japanese' claimed a thrust down that same coast' to within 25 miles of their goal. WASHINGTON— (#)— Japanese patrols have been active against American and Philippine forces in the Philippines during the last 24 hours but results have been undecisive, the War Department announced M6nday. Ground operations have been of a desultory nature since American troops smashed a heavy Japanese attack, the communique said. Enemy air activities were confined to frequent recoiinaisance flights; General Douglas MacArthur reports ed that Philippines in the occupied areas had been deprived of their means of transportation. He said farmers had been evacuated from their farms and formed into labor groups and the invaders had seized harvested crops and food stores. Borneo Port Raided BATAVIA—(/P)—Japanese air raids on the Borneo oil port of Balik Papan and on the island of Sabang were reported by the Netherland East Indies high command. Sabang is an island off tile northern tip of Samatra. The high command also announced that nine persons were killed and 41 injured in Sunday's raids on an airdrome in the middle of Sumatra island. Haile Selassie Is Restored in Ethiopia LONDON-W-A British-Ethiopian agreement was completed Monday providing for the restoration of full soverignty to Haile Selassie and for assistance to his reclaimed kingdom, designed to place it on a sound economic basis. Lottie Stephens, Carrie Mitchell, Paul Chenswith, Charlie Hardin, M. L. Nelson & company. P. C. Stephens, T. L Phillips, Mrs Luther Hunter Mrs' Ruth Taylor, Robert Miller, Mrs A' D. Glasen, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Houser E. T. Smith, R. W. McCraken, Ma'e Shirmer, Mrs. Bertha Thomas, George Hunter, Jr. Mildred Kraus, Johnnye Lou Epperson, Mrs. R. W. McCracken, Mrs. Warren Nesbitt, Margaret Gray Eva Jo Brown, Mrs. Paul Henley' Mrs. M. Pittenger, E. B. Cantley, Bert Carter, 3. L Carman, Elgie Sarman, M. A. Sewcll Lee Gleen, John McGill, Lura Brown' Jim Henagan, Elmo Fulks, Isaac Hen-' agan, Alviii Wilson, Roy Williamson Dorns Carman, George Richardson Milson Smith, ' Lawrence Carman, Mrs. Arrington, Miss McLarty. Mrs. M. H. Montgomery, Sam Hartsfield, W. L MacDougal, Earl Stone, J. H. Hardie Otis Hardie, Tom Stone, Edgar Woodson, S. D. Yarberry, Jim Carman, J. R. Huskey, Lee Huskey, W. T. Spears, R. A. Brown, H. Morton, Mrs. Tate, Horace Honea Melton White, Mr. and Mrs. Honea W. V. Made, J. A. Wade, Mr .and Mrs. Lester Wade. ••»-»-<••• Lou Gehrig hit his first and last major league baseball home run on the same day of the year: Sept. 27,1923 and 1938 Hopewell Community to Meet Thursday OtisBreed and Mrs. Jesse Yarberry, neighborhood Agriculture Planning Committee members and Food-for- Victory mumtemen, announce that all families of the Hopewell neighborhood arc requested to meet at the Recreation Building of the Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment Station Thursday evening January 22 at 8 p. m. Food-for-Victory campaign will be launched to reach every family of the neighborhood. Everybody wants a special job to help win the war. A definite assignment will be given each farm family at the Hopewell meeting Thursday night. Circuit Court Put Off Until Wednesday Circuit court convened at the Hempstead county courthouse Monday morning with Judge Dexter Bush presiding. The court adjourned until Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, %vith no cases being set. Because of the illness of District Attorney Dick Huie, no criminal cases will be heard during this session of court. —- ^»» Cotton By Uie Associated Press NEW ORLEANS March May July October December NEW YORK March May July October December January Middling spyt 19.71. Close lg.28 ig.46 18.59 18.82 is 86 lg.22 is.38 18.52 .. '^.64 ig.07 18.<59 it J'

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