Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 20, 1942 · Page 1
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BUY UNITtb »TATM VINOS ONDS Wotvd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Continued cool Tuesday night HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1942 Planes 5 A ?>rf Means Associated Press (NEA).—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY Our Daily Bread By NEA Commentator WILLIS THORNTON It Didn't Seem Possible Look at the Other Fellow! In the spring of 1919 an old man sat writing his memoirs. They were war memoirs, naturally, of the war just closed. The man was Eric von Ludendorff, the great quartermaster-general or the German armies, a military genius who was soon to prove UM a P° litical dub - "The unified war strength which the United States had sent over to France in the months of April, May and June," he wrote, "was, according to our advance information, estimated at about 15 divisions. In time, a total of about 20 American divisions were to be in France " -9 Expected Pan-American * Pact Within 2 Days Informants Sure Republics Will Break Relations With Axis _ RIO DE JANEIRO-(/Pj~A unanimous break in relations with Axis | powers by the twenty-one American Republics within two days was predicted Tuesday by u high functionary of the Pan-American conferences. The informant who declined to be quoted by name said Argentina's at- ( titudc had been rabically modified 1 'after her foreign minister, Dr.Enrigue Ruiz Guinazu, talked Monday with Brazil's foreign minister, Oswald Aranha. There were high hopes that Ruiz Quinazu would abandon his isolalion- ., ist Position;completely., 'Argentina"ami Cliile ha've'bccn the lone holdouts but observers expressed the belief that Chile would follow the Argentina lead. All-Time Seal Sales Record $1,024 Grossed From Seals in Hempstead County The chairman for the Hempstead county 1941 Christmas seal sale, Talbot Feild, Jr., Tuesday announced Hhe final figures on the sale of Christmas seals. The following statement was released: The gross receipts from the entire county totaled 51,024.76. This is by far the greatesl sum ever raised in Hempstead county through the Christmas seal sale. Prior to this splendid response by the people of Hempstead county the highest contribution dur- ' ing the past 12 years was $308.54 in 1937. For the 11 years prior to 1941 Iho average yearly contribution was ?181.54, As a result of the liberal purchase of seals this year our county for the first time will have funds during this year to carry on essential tuberculosis work. To everyone who participated in the Seal Sale and helped to achieve this years result I am grateful, but I feel that special mention should be made of the' following chairmen whose 'outstanding and unselfish assistence contributed largely to Ihe success of this year's sale: Mrs. J. J. Bruce, Blevins; Mrs. Elizabeth Horton, Washington; Mrs. Graydon Anthony, McCaskill; Miss Virginia Holt, Tokio; Rev. J. E. Hammil and Mrs. Remmel Young, Hope. Many of the public schools of the city and county exceeded by far previous sale figures. The Hope High School students bought $56.80 worth of seals, followed by Paisley school with $12.00, Oglcsby with ?11.20 and Brookwood with $9.00. The only other Then there must have been a bit of a sigh HS he added, "That was more than I had deemed possible. The preponderance in number of divisions thiit we had atlained in March was thereby offset." Ah, yes. "More than I had deemed possible." That was what turned the trick. "America was thereby the power which swung the balance of decision." When the task of arms production and training of soldiers and sailors was set before us by the President, there was n bit of scoffing in the German and Italian press. Such goals were visionary, they jeered. It couldn't be done. America was only bluffing, anyway. Sixty thousand airplanes in a single year! Forty-five thousand tanks! Eight million tons of ships! All Yankee bluff. Well, the Kaiser and his aides did some calculating in 1917. First they calculated that the United States wouldn't fight, no matlcr what they did. But America fought. Then they calculated that America could not put the aclunl force on Ihe fronl in time. But again they miscalculated. We have n job before us today. It is to insure that some other old and broken German general shall sit writing, and the sooner Ihe belter; "The American planes, guns 'and ships arrived in swarms. It became more and more difficult for us to replace,our losses, but still the American material and the trained American troops came. It was more than wo had deemed possible". America is not going to win this war all by itself. But again is given us to provide that balance of power which will tilt victory into the end of the scale that weighs for right and freedom. Every man, woman and child in Uie United States today holds the answer in his hand to the breathless questions," Will it be enough? Will it be in time? In the United States we are saying, yes. * * * Somehow there is a trait in human nature, that enables the man who has fallen in the mud up to his hips to get a certain satisfaclion out of contemplating the fellow who has fallen in up to his neck. • So if you're worried about the tremendous federal debt get what satisfaction you can out of this: The public debt today of the United States is slightly less than the annual national income. In Britain it's twice the national income. That is the estimate of the Alexander Hamilton Institute. That means that we may emerge from the war with a debt of perhaps twice our national income, while Britain will then be in for a debt three or four times the national income of that country. Just how all this will end, even the most proficent economists don't know. About aim we can be sure of is thai no matter what kind of a hole we find ourselves in, we will have plenty of company. Burns Fatal to Monticello Man James F. Dillard Dies in Little Rock Hotel . , LITTLE ROCK-m-Fire, apparent- school in the county, other than the i ly starting from a lighted cigarette Colored Training School at Blevins, I which he was smoking in bed fatally Reds Tighten Trap Around 100,000 Nazis Germans Said to Be Withdrawing Troops in Norway for Russian Front By (he Associated Press Russia's armies, executing a gigantic^ crack-thd-whip movement, art reported to have further narrowed the "escape corridor" of 100,000 Gorman troops at Mozhaisk Tuesday and smashed at Adolf Hitler's winter defense lines at two important points. The battle for Kharkov, major industrial city in the Ukraine, was also reported to have a decisive phase. Soviet forces have stormed across the Lama river, 75 miles north of Moscow, clitirpcning the pressure above Moxhaisk while other Russian forces have intercepted the road to Warsaw, 140 miles southwest of Moscow, it was reported. The Russians throw thousands of freshly trained Siberian troops into the battle as reports said the thermometer dropped to 25 degrees below zero and the peak of the Russian winter approached. Withdrawing From Norway BERN, Switzerland —(/PJ— German forces in Norway are being withdrawn for service on the Russian front and are being replaced by older men a dispatch from Stockholm to the Easier Nachrichten it was declared Tuesday. that really entered into the spirit of the sale was the Blevins Public School which contributed $20.54. The negroes of Hope contributed $18.15 of which S4.07 came from the Yerger High School. Dr. R. C. Lewis burned James F. Dillard, 44, well-to- do head of a Monticello Wholesale grocery company in his room at a Little Rock hotel Tuesday. Dr. Howard A. Dishongh, coroner, returned a verdict of accidental death as cfliainnan. The Blevins | The blaze was confined to his room. Training School, colored, exceeded by far Die Ycrgcr High School and al- ..nost overcame the total colored contribution of Hope. The Training school's contribution was $13.00. Below appears the final tolals from over the county: Blevins $65.25 Washington 32.33 McCaskill 26.31 Tokio 8.00 Bingcn 8.00 Pauuos 7.75 Columbus 7.64 Fulton 6.75 Ozan G.45 DeAnn 6.35 McNab 3.00 Entire Comity $1,024.76 •*» V Cotton I5y the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close March ig.;jg May 18.55 July 18.68 October 13.92 December 18 9G NEW YORK March 15.32 May 18,49 July 18.62 October 18,75 December 13.77 January 18.79 Middling spot 19.84, 2 SPG League Games Played CQM, A&E (Field) Victorious on Monday Night Two cruJcal games in the Southwestern Proving Ground Basketball League were played last night in the Hope High school gymnasium at 7:30. In the first game the C. Q. M. won over the Accounting Department by a score of 37 to 30. The high scorers in this game were Ellen (C. Q. M.) and Campbell (Accounting Dept.) each contributing 14 points. Yokum of the C. Q. M. team ranked next with 13 points. There were 18 personal fouls by the Accounting Dept. and 13 by the C. Q. M. The great number of fouls would indicate a rough game, but this was nol so as Ihe play well- handled by the refrec and the umpire. The tussle was very close until the C. Q. M. team rallied in the last few minutes and took a commanding lead. Every member of each team played a part of this exciting game. The second game between the A. & E. (Field) team and the Engineers (contractor) ended with a close score of 54 to 43 in the A. & E. (Field) team's favor. This was also a very close game and was well-played. The score se-sawed until the closing moments when the A. & E. team pulled away to lead 11 points when the final gun sounded. A feature of this game was the fact thai Fleming of the A. & E. team was down several limes, bul never had to leave the game. A third game scheduled to be played WHS forfeited by the Gas & Oil team to the A. & E. (Office) squad. The prcsnel .standings of the members o fthc league are as follows: Japs Advance in Malaya ^_ f i Ships MI«SIN(, \IOIIOKI IWI I I I I SINGAPORE British acknowwlcdgc Japanese penetration of a 4(l-milc front near mouth of the IMoaz River 80 miles north of Singapore, where KAF and Australians smash at enemy lines and troop concentrations. Map shows latest activity. * Churchill Talks With Confidence Tells Commons That Pacific Victory Will Come LONDON — (/P) — Prime Minister Winston Churchill confronting a restive House of Commons informed its members Tuesday that he shared their anxiety about operations in the Pacific but told them he had "growing confidence in eventual victories there." Announcing that a 3-day debate would be held soon on the war situa» tion the Prime Minister also showed evidence of equal confidence in his personal strength. Addressing Parliament for the first time since his return from the historic conference in Washington and Ott was the Prime Minister offered to call for a vote of confidence if the debate should disclose any challenge to his government. Team Won Lost Pet. A. & E. (Field) 8 2 .800 Enga. (Contr.) 7 3 .700 Acct. Dopt. 7 3 .700 C. Q. M. 5 5 ,500 A. & E. (Office) 2 8 .200 Gas & Oil 19 .100 Pis. 333 311 314 247 148 146 Masons to Confer a Masters Degree The Whilfield Masonic Lodge No. 239 will confer a masters degree at the local lodge hall Tuesday night. The degree will be conferred by past masters. Refreshments will be served, masons are urged to be present. All Simple Gadget Ends Gas-Light Worry BALTIMORE—M')—Walter E. Bartholomew, a Baltimore gas-light lender with an inventive turn of mind, has found a solution to Baltimore's biggest blackout problem: How to turn out 17,000 individually-operated gas street lights when the air raid warning sounds. Civilian defense officials, preparing for the city's initial blackout test in mid-February, had ordered metal hoods which would be lowered over each lamp. Bartholomew's plan calls for u wire extending fro mtlie automatic liming device to within easy reach of an air raid warden. The light can be turned off or on in tliree s New Picture at Saenger 'One Foot in Heaven' to Open Here Wednesday "One Foot In Heaven," the Fredric March-Martha Scotl co-starring film which comes to the Saenger theater Wednesday has something brand new to offer in the way of screen entertainment. Bused on Ihe best-selling novel by Hartzell Spence, it lells the story of a "practical parson" and his family in the first part of the century. Spcnce's own family are the characters in the real-life story, and they have been brought to life delightfully by the able cast of players. There is humor, warmth and the spirit of abiding faith in the story of the man who served God nobly, with one foot in the heaven and the other very solidly on the ground. His was no Sunday job, but an all-week job of solving the problems, easing the sorrows, sharing the joys of his congregation. In his lasks he was ably assisted by his wife who stood by him in all times of stress and subtly engineered him into the right decision in many of his problems. To their three very human youngsters fell the task of serving as models for the children of the congregation, and the job wasn't always an easy one. Romance and drama and rich humor wore integral parts of the Spence family life and they arc integral parts of the motion picture. Besides March and Miss Scott the talented cast includes Frankie Thomas, Elizabeth Fraser, Harry Davenport, Beulah Bondi, Moroni Olsen, Vera Lewis, Jerome Cowan, Ernest Cossart, Nana Bryant, Roscoe Ates and dozens of others. Casey Robinson adapted Spcnce's book for the screen and Irving Rapper directed the production. A Thought How long halt ye between two opinions?—1 Kings, 18:21. Classification for Auto Tires Board Urges Citizens to Classify .,. ^Themselves ... ,„, . Dorsey McRao, Sr., chairman of the Hempstead county tire rationing board Tuesday appealed to local citizens to classify themselves and advoid needless applications for tires or tubes. Eligibility classification rules follow. No certificate shall be issued unless the applicant for the certificate certifies that the tire or tube for which application is made is to be mounted. (a) On a vehicle which is operated by a physician, surgeon, visiting nurse, or a veterinary, and which is used principally for professional services. (b) O'n an ambulance. (c) On a vehicle used exclusively for one or more of the following pur- fire fighting ser- poses: 1. To maintain vices; 2. To maintain necessary public police services; 3. To enforce such laws as relate specifically to the protection of public health and safety; 4. To maintain garbage disposal and other sanitation services; 5. To maintain mail services. (e) On a truck operated exclusively ten or more passengers, operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: 1'. Transportation of passengers as part of the services rendered to the public by a regular transportation system; 2. Transporlation of students and teachers to and from school; 3. Transportation of employes to or from any industrial or mining establishment or construction project, except when public transportation facilities are readily available. (e- On a truck operated exclusively for one or more of the purposes stated in the preceding sections or for one or more of the following purposes: 1. Transportation of ice and of fuel; 2. Transportation of material and equipment for the building and maintaining of public roads; 3. Transportation of material and equipment for the construction and maintenance of public utilities; 4. Transportation of material and equipment for the construction and maintenance of production facilities; 5. Transportation of material and equipment for the construction of defense housing facilities and military and naval establishments; 6. Transportation essential to render roofing, plumbing, heating and electrical repair services; 7. Transportation by any common carrier; 8. Transportation of waste and scrap materials; 9. Transportation of raw materials, semi-manufactured goods, and finished products, including farm products and foods, provided thai no certificate shall t>e issued for a new tire or tube to be mounted on a truck used (a) for Ihe transportation of commodities to the ultimate consumer for personal, family, or household use; or (b) for transportation of materials for construction and maintenance except to the extent specifically provided by subsections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of this section (eh (f) On farm tractors or other farm mplements other than automobiles or trucks for the operation of which rub- Enemy Patrols Move Nearer to Singapore Chinese Report 10,000 Jap Casualties Alone in Malaya SINGAPORE-(XP;-Japanese patrols and landing parlies swarming along 30 miles of the west coastal belt which reaches to within 60 miles of Singapore Island were putting heavy pressure upon the defenders including newly arrived Australians Tuesday while their airforcc engaged in what the British called an "indiscriminate" bombing of the fortress city. Despite the courageous stand of the Australians rushed to the west coast to stem the infiltration tactics, Tuesday's communique said the Japanese were very active along the entire coastal front from the Muar river, 90 miles north of this island to Batu Pahat, barely GO miles away. On the East coast two Japanese patrols penetrated nearer their objectives and wore reported to have reached the Anclau area, 75 miles from Jo- liore strait, the last moat defending this fortified island. I0,00fl Jap Casualties CHUNGKING -(/P)- Chinese intelligence reports said Tuesday'that 5,000 wounded Japanese were crowding the' hospitals of Saigon in French Indo China and urns containing the ashes of another 5,000 dead were awaiting shipment to Japan and attested to the high cost of Japanese conquests on the road to Singapore. Kahaul Attacked MELBOURNE, Australia — (/P) — A full-scale air attack on Rabaul in Australia mandated,. «New Britain, jnorth 'of Australia," was launched Tuesday as Japanese bombers escorted by fighters, an official announcement said Tuesday! The announcement said the raiders presumably were striking from an aircraft carrier. Senator Caraway to Launch Submarine WASHINGTON-(/P,-Aidcs of Senator Caraway (D. Ark.) said Tuesday that she had accepted an invitation from Secretary of Navy Knox to sponsor the submarine Sawfish at its launching, scheduled at Portsmouth, N. H., Navy yards on July 16. Sabang Pounded BATAVIA-W-Six Japanese bombers smashing both at town and harbor pounded for 40 minutes Monday at the port of Sabang, on the island of Celebes in the heaviest of scattered aerial attack, the Dutch announced Tuesday. A communique said slight in the attack. damage was Dutch fliers striking back at the Japanese invaders of Sarawak were said to have caused damage and spread fires on an airdrome at Kuching, capital of the Britishe possession on the island of Borneo. Another Burma Break Through LONDON—(/P)—Reuters said Tuesday night that the Indian radio at Madras reported another enemy penetration of southern Burma, this time by Thai forces fighting for Japan. The radio said Japanese air forces had renewed their assault both on Rangoon and Moulmein during the past 24-hours. Wai-planes of the United nations, it added, have been over enemy occupied territory on aerial scouting mission throughout Tuesday. The Burmese frontier was said to have been crossed in the vicinity of Myawaddi, about GO miles northeast of Moulmein, and the radio reported that the fighting was still in progress north of that town near the border of Japanese occupied Thailand. Daylight Saving Bill Is Signed Law to Become Effective at 2 a.m. February? WASHINGTON - (/P) _ President Roosevelt signed the Daylight Saving Time bill Tuesday to become effective at 2 a. m. on the morning of February 9 .for all interstate commerce and federal government activities . During the congressional debate on the measure it was assumed the observance of daylight time by moving all clocks ahead would become general throughout the nation. The measure will become inoperative 6 months after the war ends unless terminated by congressional vote. Arkansas Pledged LITTLE ROCK-(/P)-Gov. Homer M. Adkins said Tuesday that Arkansas would comply generally with the national daylight savings law. He said the state would go along with the rest of the nation in carrying out the program authorized by congress at the president's request. FDR Considered Major Prophet ''V " •'•'•• ;' '"•.. '; ••-..-.iT**ror»- Often Quoted About War in Washington Circles WASHINGTON—In the small capital groups that assemble in Washington these days around the luncheon tables, over cocktails, or on "off evenings," a visitor would be impressed by the great number of times President Roosevelt is quoted as one of the major prophets of this war who has been almost invaritbly right. It is something that has nothing to do with politics, with factional fights, with approval of disapproval of domestic policies. It is an expression of confidence by friend and foe, alike, that in the theater of world affairs and interantional conflict, the President has done a neat piece of turn- calling. When Winston Churchill stood in the Senate chamber not so long ago and said that by 1943 the democricies would be able to take the initative, those words wore considered throughout the world—and rightly so—with special gravity. But in the days since then, there are r (Continued on Page Three) Benefit Cage Game Thursday Ouachita to Play All-Star Team on Bobcat Court The Ouachita College Tigers, tops in Arkansas basketball circles, will play an all-star team here Thursday night at 8 o'clock with proceeds going to the Hempstead Counly Red Cross emergency fund drive. Members of the all-star team are local boys and others employed on the Southwestern Proving Ground. On Friday night the Bobcats will take on North Little Rock on the local court. Local Boy Telephones Mother From Hawaii Sgt. Henry Dale Griffith, Hq&Hq, 5th Bomb Squadron, Hickman Field, notified his mother, Mrs. H. L. Griffith of Hope route 4 by telephone Monday afternoon that he was "hearty and hail" having survived Japan's sneak attack on Honolulu. The call mas made at 2 o'clock Honolulu time and 7.15 Hopu time. velt said all that and more way back last summer. They are wondering now if he didn't anticipate himself by more than four months—and if he didn't thus say in August what the United States would come to full awarness of in January. It was at a sweltering Tuesday afternoon press conference. The President lolling back in shirtsleeves, began what at first seemed a rambling discourse on the state of the nation and the world. He used, as he often does, that indirect method—drawing parallels from other days and other crisis. He talked of World Warll continuing through 1943 and said plainly that tile people of the United States were not yet aware of the staggering task ahead of them. Then he shifted to a quotation from Carl Sandgurg's great biography of Lincoln. The time was 1862, September. The Union har sufered some of its severest reverses. The Battle of Antitlam—"the bloodiest single day of fighting of the war"—was just oevr. Lincoln was talking to a delegation of women, headed by Mrs. Harry A. Livermore of Chicago. President Roosevelt used the Civil War President's direct quotes. "I have no word of encouragement to give,' was the slow, blunt reply (from Mr. Lincoln). 'The military situation is far from bright and the country kows it as well as I do.' "The President went on: 'The fact is the people have r.ot yet made up their minds that we arc at war with the South. They have not buckled down to fight this war through; for they have got the idea into their heads that we are going lo get out of this fix somehow by strategy! That's the word—STRATEGY! General McClellan thinks he is going to whip the rebels by strategy; and the arm yhas got the same notion. They have no idea that the war is to be carried on and put through by hard, tough fighting, that it will hurt somebody; and (Continued on page three) Cranium Crackers Remember? "Remember Pearl Harbor" rings across the land as the No. 1 U. S. slogan in World War 11. Other slogans, movie and song titles and qotations have used "remember" as a key word. How many of these can you remember and identify. 1. "Remember the Maine." 2. "Remember the Night." 3. "Remember the Day." 4. "The world will little note nor long remember what we say he:e." 5. "Remember Me." Answers on Comic Page. Cruiser Sunk, Tanker Hif by U. 5, Bombers Attack Made Off Philippines; Fighting Reported on Mindanao WASHINGTON-(/P)-The War Dep- adtment said Tuesday that American bombers sank a Japanese criuser and scored direct hits on a tanker, leaving the latter in flames, 100 miles off Jolo in the southern Philippines. Three enemy airplanes were shot down as the Japanese renewed their attack on General Douglas MacArthur's forces on Batan Peninsula on the island of Luzon, the department communique also said. Fighting on Mindanao At the same time the first indication for many days that the Japanese were still opposed by American forces on the island of Mindanao came in a report from General MacArthur that sharp fighting was in progress between Philippine troops and Japanese forces about 35 miles north of Davao, which is on the southern end of the Mindanao island. The attack on the Japanese cruiser and tanker was carried out by six U. S. army bombers. Total 40 Jap Ships Sunk Sinking of the cruiser raised to 40 the total of Japanese warcraft and other vessels sunk by the U. S. military and naval actions. Word of the successful bomber attack on the Japanese cruiser was received as depth bombs made the Atlantic coastal waters unhealthy hunting ground for Axis submarine raiders, although for the present the Navy was keeping mum on the subject of enemy mortality. * Collection Plan Scouts to Gather Paper From Homes Thursday Night On this Thursday night, January 22, Boy Scouts and their leaders will attempt to collect paper from front porches of all homes in Hope according to announcement made by the committee in charge of this responsibility. S. E. McGregor and Jack Lowe, with troops 58 and 67, will collect in ward 1; Clyde Coffee, with troop 62, will collect in ward 2; and Hendrix Spraggins and his boys from troop 66, will collect in wards 3 and 4. The following paper collecting plan will be followed in the future and all residents are urged to observe same: 1. Paper will be collected Thursday many in those small Washington cir-, nignt> Janua i'y 22, and only every cles who remember President Roose-! fourth Thursday thereafter. In the ' event of rain, it may be impractical to collect and a later date will be announced in the paper. 2. All residents having surplus paper are requested to separate the magazines from the news print, put uj a bundle and set on their porch near the steps on the announced collection date. 3. If for some reason, this paper is not collected according to plan, the scouts should collect four weeks later as announced. 4. Persons are requested not to call any one about oversights as it is practically impossible to completely accommodate the large number of houses in Hope. 5. Where paper is not picked up promptly, residents may take it to Garrett's gin where it is being pressed and dump it out on the platform. It will be credited to the boy scouts. 6. Individuals, business houses, and institutions throughout the county are invited to bring their surplus paper to Garrett's gin where it is being baled for government war needs. The boy scouts to date have collected twenty-four 500-pound bales of paper in their defense drive. The public is urged to save their old paper and coardboard boxes and cooperate fully in this war effort.

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