Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 22, 1942 · Page 1
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BNBB Wortd-Wlde News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 85 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927, Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Continued cool Thursday night. ritish HOPI^ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY. 22, 1942 !fietr M £? ns Associated Press INEAV-Meons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COW Offensive Our Daily Bread By NEA Commentator -WILLIS THORNTON- ') Even War Is Nor World's End Savings Bonds and Savings In a fast triple play, allow us to pass on to you a series of most interesting quotations assembled by President Marsh of ,Boston Unjversity, reproduced by James Truslow Adams in Barren's/' and now here set down once again. They're worth it. " Wilbefforcc, 1801—"I dare not marry •• «^ B —the future is so unsettled." kill* Aft A an IIVIIIA Pitt ' 180G -" Tllc >' c ^ scarcely nny- I III UUtlfll I LI I IVH thinfi "i'°und us but ruin and despair." •i««i Vf*WMI I V I I W V Lord Shattcbury, 1848—"Nothing can save Ihe Brilish Empire from shipwreck." Disraeli, 1849—"In induslry, commerce, and agricullurc Ihcrc is no hope." Wellington, 1852—"I thank God I shall be spared from seeing the consummation of the ruin that is gathering about us." Yet the world did not end because over a period of half a century these gentlemen saw only ruin and hopelessness. It is not going to end now, in spite of nearly universal war, in spite of death, debt and destruction. Man is a durable instilution. His powers of survival have been sorely Icstcd before, and lie always emerged from the most gruesome ordeals, loving and living as before. So he will do again. In a time when everything seems changing, are there no things which do not change? Of course there are. The love of men and women, the steady, consoling warmth of friendship, the driving pwoer of ambition. The desire for the beautiful, the deed of kindness, the unselfish urge, the desire for knowledge. The aspiration to see and to serve God. He would be a foolish optimist indeed who can look complacently on the world today that should have been so beautiful, and which men have made so ugly. But he would be not only cowardly but shortsighctcd who would look upon it and say, "We can never do any bctler." The world lo come will be what we make il and whal we give our children an opporlunily to make it. Our immediate task today happens to be the attainment of victory in a war which has come to us despite long and intense efforts lo avoid it. That is only the chapter in which we are now reading. The coming chapter need not be like the blotted and smudged pages of the past. It can be clean and fine. In Ihe midst of today's troubles we must remember that, for it is only if we forget it thai we prejudice its evcnlual realization. * * * Tlie thought behind defense bonds was broader than merely to provide money for conducting the war. It was also thai by channeling some of people's excess income away from tlie consumer markets and inlo savings to be spent not now but later, competition for reduced stocks of goods would be lessened, and a tendency toward inflation minimized. Now it develops that many of the bonds arc being bought with money already saved in bank accounts or with other forms of savings. Of course thai means a mere transfer from one form of savings to another, and defeats part of the purpose of the plan One who buys war bonds out of savings, and goes on spending all of an augmented income on consumer goods is not really contributing as much to the national welfare as one who leaves his former savings whore they were, and buys bonds out of new savings brought about by spending less of his weekly or monthly income. Make your was savings a part of your regular budget and shape the budget accordingly. in Drive Is Britain's Main Objective Commons Told Big Task Is to Muster Great Striking Force LONDON-(/P)-Thc British army's main task is to organize a continental offensive Air Minister Sir Archibald Sinclair told the house of commons Thursday in opening tlie debate of the adequacy of Britain's airfields defense against invasio nof the British Isles. He said that the RAF's new airdrome . defense would bo second to none. ••' Sinclair, us a government spokesman in the debate said that the army's chief job now was to organize "the greatest possible striking force for an offensive operation on the (European) contincnl. • Sinclair gave no indication whclhcr a British counter invasion was imminent. London newspapers and critics have been clamoring for action for some time. All Dressed Up , for War Work Women of America Are Signing Up With Red Cross By DOROTHY ROE AP Fashion Editor Sister Susie, who used to sew skirts for soldiers back in the first World war is stepping out in her own uniform today, along with Brother Bill. From Park Avenue to Main Street Uncle Sam's nieces arc enlisting with the American Red Cross, the Office of Civilian Defense and the American Women's Voluntary Service, offering their time and their talents to aid •their country's defense. Manufacturers arc rushing orders on uniforms of all kinds as young women put aside frills and furbelows in favor of utilitarian garments of soldier blue. 5 Officially approved uniforms of the OCD are distributed through the nation's retail stores. Red Cross and AWVS members must order their uniforms through their local chapters. One tiling the new civilian uniforms have in common—all arc blue. Prices Wangc from $3.50 for the OCD canteen worker's uniform to ?40 for the Red Cross Motor Corps uniform. These are for ready-made outfits. Custom- jnade uniforms run as high as ?135. We may soon be a nation of women T Vi uniform—and from where we sit, the uniforms look both practical and becoming. $5,500 Grant to Hope Schools by Government Money to Be Used for Maintenance, Operation of District 1-A The Federal Works Administration announced late Wednesday presidential approval of additional defense public works projects necessary to the war effort. The approved projects included a grant of 55,500 to the Hope school district 1-A for maintenance and operation. The Star was notified of the grant late Wednesday afternoon in a telegram from Congressman Orcn Harris. The local school district has an application in for funds to construct a new building here. For maintenance and operation of this building the district asked a several thousand dollar grant. To date the application for the new projects apparently have not been approved. Congressman Harris' telegram follows: "Senator Lloyd Spencer and I are glad to advise you that the President has aprovcd an allotment of ?5500 for the maintenance of Hope School District. We are notifying Miss Beryl Henry, as sponsor, to negotiate the payment with Administrator of Federal Works Agency. Oen Harris, M. C." Congressman Harris announced previously this week that the Blevins School District had received a similar grant of $1,250 for its system, bringing to two the number of Hempstead schools receiving grants. Patriotic Program at Lonoke Baptist Church A patriotic program will be held at the Lonoke negro Baptisl church on Friday night with proceeds going to benefit the Hempstead Red Cross drive. Special singing program has been prepared by the choir. A section has been reserved for white visitors. Louis J. Tabor, recently crclired Master of the National Grange, once made eighteen 12-nu'nule addresses in one day. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close March 18.82 May 18.98 July 19.11 October 19.32 December 19.37 NEW YORK March 18.75 May 18.1 July 18.03 October 19.16 j, December 19.19 January 19.20 Middling bput 20.28. Naval Supply Bill to House Maritime Shipbuilding Plan Amounts to 2 Billions WASHINGTON-(/P)—A $2,096,138,875 supply bill for independent agencies of the govrenment in Ihe next fiscal year carrying $984,410,800 for the shipbuilding program of the Maritime Commission went to the house Thursday from its appropriation committee. The total was about 5 million dollars less than President Roosevelt's budget recommendation but the committee said thai subsequent supplemental funds probably would offset that ap- parenl reduction. State Oil Output Raised 800 Barrels WASHINGTON-W—Interior Secretary Ickes, petroleum cordinator, in sotting .the nation's production for February at 4,101,800 barrels a day, recommended a daily production of 74,500 barrels for Arkansas oil an increase of 800 barrels over January's production. Top-NotchCage Game Thursday Ouachita Tigers to Play Group of Hope All-Stars ARKADELPHIA—Hope basketball fans will have an opportunity to see last year's state collegiate champions in action Thursday night when the Ouachita College quintet meets the Hope All-Stars in a game in the Hope High school gymnasium. Scheduled to start the game for Ouachita is the same team which figured so prominently in state college games last year—a team which won fourteen games in a row and marched straight through the annual college tournament to claim the state title. The starters are: Orville Roberts, Harrison, and Dcno Nichols, Warren, Towards; Alvin (Pop) Williams, Little Rock, center; and Johnny Furqucron, El Dorado, and sterling Williams, North Little Rock, guards. A number of outstanding freshmen and several veteran reserves are expected to see action also. Coach W. W. Bradshaw's charges are off to a good slrat again this year and are favored to win the 1942 championship. They have not been defeated in the state, although they dropped games to three powerful college quintets in Texas in a prc-season foray. They hold victories over Hendrix and Henderson State Teachers and over several independent teams. N. L. U. He>'e Friday In two games here Wednesday night Patmos defeated the Hope seniors 30 to 2G while the local juniors whipped Patmos juniors 12 to 8. McCoulough, star Hope center, did not play. Rogers was high uoint in tlie senior game with 12 followed by Maytno of Patmos with 11. In the junior contest Thomas of Hope scored 8 of his team's 12 points. Tlve bobcats will plya the strong North Little Rock Wildcats in a conference contest here Friday night. Probable lineup includes Hope; Green and Jordan, forwards, McCullough, centers, Sims and Rogers, guards. North Little Rock; Selenbeck and Howard, forwards, Matthews center and Young and Bauman, guards. Bill Brasher announced that the Bobcat Basketball court had been worked over and was in excellent shape. Seating arrangements also have been improved and will take care of a larger crowd. Russian Troops Still Advance in Severe Cold Go 12 Miles Beyond Mozhaisk; Axis Counter Attack in Libya MOSCOW— (fP)— Russian snow troops advancing on propeller driven sleds were reported late Thursday to have lulled Adolf Hitler's retreating armies beyond Borodina, 12 miles west of Mozhaisk amid the bitterest cold of the Soviet winter so tar. Racing over waist deep snow the Red army forces were slashing fiercely ill the flanks of the Nazi withdrawal toward Vyazma where the Germans are expected to attempt their next stand against the Russian counter offensive. The Germans were said to be seeking cover from the Russians as well as the bitterest week of Russian winter so far. While the Red army artillerymen blasted at the rear of the German army, reeling back from Mozhaisk, dispatches from the northern and southern wings of the 2,000 mile front told of continuing forward surges of the Russian offensive. Southeast of Leningrad the Germans were said to have been ejected from 27 villages in a single day. On the southwestern front, that is before Kharkov the Russians acknowledged that the foe had counter attaclced in some sectors but that these thrusts were beaten back and the Red army rolled on. CAIRO—(/P)—Lashing out from El Agheila and with most of the tanks still remaining to him the Axis commander General Erwin Rommel has struck about 10 miles into British Imperial positions the Middle East command acknowledged Thursday but an informed source held that this would probably be little more than a feeler stroke. The commentator said he would be "most surprised" if Rommel's move meant that the Germans and their Italian comrades had taken the initiative or that real counter offensive had U. S. Fortifies Hawaii West Pacific Coast WASHINGTON--^/!')—A government official reported Thursday that since Pearl Harbor attack the army had been able to fortify Hawaii and the Pacific coast more formitable than ever before while starting a stream of reinforcements to the southwestern Pacific. What constituted this stream in the terms of men an dmaterials was not diiicloyed. started. Aerial Offensive LONDON-W)—British bombers in the Mediterranean basin lashed out with a heavy aerial offensive the air ministry announced Thursday appar- cntly designed to circumvent a possible Axis thrust against Malta or Axis attempts to strengthen the Libyan armies. The weight of the attack on Sicilian air bases was marked by a 10-hour raid Tuesday night when wave after wave of Wellington bombers swept in from the sea and blasted at the Catanic airdrome. The news service said pilots report cd many direct hits on runways and buildings and claimed numerous Axis aircraft had been destroyed on the ground. Many Thanks For an Old Coat NOGALES, Ariz.—(/P)—British ap prcciation of American assistance wa., personified in a letter received here from Kathleen Collins, a 14-year-olc London girl whose home was levclec by Nazi bombers. The letter was addressed to Marth; Matiella, Nogales high school girl who several months ago inserted «. note with her name and address in the sleeve of a coat donated to Bundle for Britain. Addressed to "My dear Martha" the letter acknowledged receipt of the coat and ydded: "Most of us Londoners, and others who have been bombed out cannot thank the Americans enough for what they have done and are doing for all of us here." Singing Program at Rocky Mound There will be a community singing at the Rocky Mound church at 7:30 Sunday night, it was announced. All persons are invited. Today's Action in the Pacific '<$ CA10LINE ISLAMftS CJopontu) BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO . NETHEH1ANDS INDIES Anti-Axis Front Finally Assured Argentina, Chile Join 19 Oof her | Republics RIO DE JANEIRO—(/Pj—Argentina ancF'Chilo swung into line with the 19 other American republics Wednesday night in a declaration of intention to sever diplomatic relations with the Axis. Argentina, considered from the very start of the current conference of foreign ministers as the most likely' obstacle to unanimity behind such a declaration, accepted the compromise plan without reservation. The wording of the all-important agreement, however, indicated that Argentina's acceptance nevertheless would have to be ratified by the Argentine congress. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questto7is, then checking a u cinst the authoritative ansuiers below: 1. Is it bad taste when attending a public dorformancc to make remarks for the benefit of those around you? 2. Is it rude to start putting on your wraps during the last"'number at a concert? 3. Is it rude to make comments intended to be overheard about the size of the hat the woman sitting in front of you in a movie was not considerate enough to remove? 4. When a group of young people ask an older person to chaperon them on a trip shauid they expect to pay the chaperon's expenses? 5. Which is better, "Pardon me" or "I beg your pardon?" What would you do if— You have recently been in an automobile accident and are still nervous when in a car— (a) Feel that yeur experience gives you the right to back-scat drive?- (b) Don't ride with other people if you feel you must back-scat drive? Answers 1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. If you can't see, ask her politely if she -would mind taking off her hat. 4. Yes. • 5. "I beg your pardon" Better "What Would You Do" solution—(b). •.. . (2) - Japs - s r°mWc; indiscriminately bombed; (4)-U. S. Molorboat torpedoes .Ml) ships; (5)-U. S. bombers sink Jap cruiser; (G)-Arca heavily bombed. Religious Movie to Show Here Will Be Shown at Garrett Memorial Saturday Night A life size moving picture, dealing with the life of the Apostle Paul, is to be shown in the Garrett Memorial Baptist church, on North Ferguson street, Saturday night at 7:30, the Rev. D. G'. Silvey, pastor, announced. The film portrays the life of Paul in dramatic story form, in a modern all talking picture, which will compare favorably with commercial pictures. In the picture we first see Paul as he witnessed the stoning of Stephen, then arresting and imprisoning the saints; he is represented getting authority for the trip to Damascus, then falling under the great light on the trip. His conversation is well portrayed, after which some bit of his missionary work js re-enacted. Lydia comes into the picture; also, the fortune telling girl, out of whom he casts the evil spirit, which brings about the whipping and imprisoning of the preachers, and the incidents of the Phillipian jail. A thrilling earthquake is shown, with all the sound effects; also, the conversion of the jailor. The mob scenes are well done; the court scenes are very entertaining, as | well as informational and inspirational, as Paul is seen before the different rulers, making his self defense. This is a picture with a great emotional, as well as intellectual appeal and suitable for all ages. It was produced in England, by a professional cast, under religious direction. Every Bible student ought to see it. Others Daily Drilling Report of S.Arkansas By ARK. OIL & GAS COMMISSION McKamicJieo acre spacing) Osquecze at 7179-81. Carter: Halnes No. 2, Elev. 297, 5V- inch csg. stuck 7100. Atlantic: Bodcaw No. 9, Drlg. 8785. Bodcaw No. 10, Loc. C-SE Sec 17-23. 32, Macedonia (80 acre spacing) Atlantic: Warnock-Brewer No. 1, Loc.; C-S'i SW Sec. 15, 18-21. McAlester: Snider Unit No. 1, Testing—no gauge Brewer-Warnock No. 1. Drlg. 8890. Ml. Holly (40 acre spacing) Atlantic: Davis B-l, attempting lo Drlg. Big Creek (160 acre spacing) J. W. Love: Stager No. 1. 6056 in Cotton Valley. Midway (40 acre spacing) Barnsdall: Dodsun Est. R. U. Arkansas Fuel Oil Co: Bond No 1 M. I. R. J. I. Roberts: Bond No. 1, R. U. Dorchcut (40 acre spacing) Atlantic: Pinewoods B-l, R. U. Wildcats: McAlester: Jeffus Nu. 1. Drlg 4712. will enjoy it. Preceding the above, a modern scientific temperance talkie will be shown, a film produced by the National W. C. T. U. Also, lessons on safety, with many spills and thrills. The program is being presented by Rev. J. A. Williams, and Rev. Woodie W. Smith. You are invited. No admission charge learned here Thursday. Miss Henry was asked to speak by the state paralysis committee. Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball ford. commissioner, was named after a mountain in Georgia where his father wus wounded in a Civil Wai 1 battle. Strike at Main Jap Army With Aid of Planes New Britain Feared Occupied; 200,000 Japs Reported on Luzon SAN FRANCISCO-(flV-A Singapore news broadcast reported here by a CBS listening post said "an American flying fortress scored an outstanding success Thursday of£ the Dutch East Indies when a 10,000-ton Japanese freighter was bombed and sunk. The total number of Japanese ships sunk since the outbreak of the war was brought to 41. SINGAPORE -(/P)— British jungle troops seizing the initiative for the first time in the Malayan campaign were reported slashing at Japan's main armies in a full scale counter offensive 70 miles north of Singapore Thursday while reinforcements of 350-mile per hour Hurricane fighter planes swung into action over Singapore itself. The newly arrived Hurricane single seaters with the greatest fire-power punch of any plane of its type are equipped with 12 machine guns or four light cannons and machine guns. Even before the arrival of the heavily gunned Hurricanes was officially, announced a resurgence in aerial activity of the defenders was evident. Five raiding Japanese planes were shot down and a sixth was damaged over Singapore Thursday and British fliers claimed a heavy toll of invasion transport columns behind the lines The big land battles for southern Malaya were being fought roughly 70 miles from Singapore, • near the east and west coast of Johore. $2,224 Donated to Red Cross Halfway Mark Is Reached in Emergency Drive Employes of the Temple Cotton Oil company went on record Thursday as donating one hundred per cent to the Hempstead Red Cross emergency campaign, with contributions totaling 5100. The cotton mill employes, 13 white men and forty-three negroes Employes of the WPA county warehouse went 100 per cent, their contributions totaling 538.20. Hope Transfer employes also went over the top. Total contributions deposited so far amounts to $2,224. The county quota is $4,000. Oil company employes follow: Sam Taylor, N. W. Webster, Alfred Hickey, R. L. Richards, Connie Dugan, U. L. Smith, John Ames, Stafford Hunter, W. E. Lamb, Elmer Brimmage, Mrs. Ruth Smith, Tommie Keeler, J. E. Ward, Temple Cotton Oil co. Negro John Coleman, Wyatt Paine, Ed Wilson, Jessie Pigrum, Sherman Cole, Charlie Bostic, John Noble, Clements ., . , , , T Fulks, Leo Nicholson, Ford Johnson, , the ! s l an "l° f Lu Joe Duffie, Perry Joshua, Lem Mul-.^J? 1 200 ' 000 m( f drow, Jolinie Montgomery. I , E " e ! ny . reinforcements Fezelle Montgomery, Charlie Mont- landec ^ sa ^ a departme gomery, John Henry Bragg, John Tur- S UC> "1 f^ayen Gulf , and Subic ner, Jessie McFadden. Elmer Shaw. Bay and the entire Japanese 14th army MELBOURNE^ 3 ;—Rabaiil, capital of New Brilain, reported Thursday that eleven ships including warships had been sighted off the neighboring Wantom Island and immediately following this report communications with Raubaul ceased. It was presumed here that 'New Britain Island had been evacuated by military forces in anticipation of ^a prospective Japanese landing. If the implications of the Rabaul message are fulfilled the Japanese are in the process of their first invasion of Australian territory. Before Rabaul flashed the report of the approaching fleet Japanese planes raided the city in a continuation of assault on the island of New Guinea. ner, Jessie McFadden, Elmer Shaw, Tom Green, Ira Isley, James Deloney, Alvin Ray, Cleo Williams,, Berry Steward, Ed Haydcn, Charlie Thomas. R. B. Watson, Milton McKinney, Otis Bostic, Arthur Pigrum, O. C. Crawford, George Isley, Elisha Pool, Ben Williams, Milton Jones. Will Poindextcr, Oscar Garland, Marcellus Montgomery, John Montgomery, Johnio Hill. Emmet Boys, Girls Team Win 2 Games The Emmet girls basketball pulled one out of the book at Emmet Wednesday night, scored a 31-0 victory over Okolona while the Emmet senior boys defeated the visitors 34 to ). Rulli, Hale and Chambless were outstanding for Emmet in the girls game while Seals and Amett played best for the Nevada county boys. Miss Henry to Talk Over Radio Network Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent of Hope Public School system will broad- -*~~ ••*— ..^'i-ww ** t i^iuvi.- me «uiu« cast over a Little Rock radio station Economics cottage and the various Friday afternoon in the interest of the wa >' s tne organization raised money, state infantile paralysis drive, it was Various flower arrangement were dis- in "-"J i-— ft j— •*•• TT cussed by Dorothy Henry. Others to appear on the program were Jimmy Henry, Charles McCorkle, J. C. McCullough, Leon Collier, Carol Hyatt and Howard San- Hope Students Give Program FFA, Home EC Groups Broadcast Over Radio Wednesday representatives of the Home Economic club and FFA chapter of Hope High School broadcast for 15 minutes over a Texarkana radio station. Edwin Jackson, FFA club president, acted as master of ceremonies. The first part of the program was turned over to tlie Home Economics club with President Margaret Campbell introducing members who appeared on the program. Mary Ross McFaddin told how tlie club has helped improve the Home Abbreviations were commonly used among tlie ancient writeru 200,000 Japs on Luzon WASHINGTON-(/P)~The Japanese renewed their heavy attacks on General Douglas MacArthur's line on Batan Peninsula in the Philippines, the War Department announced Thursday, with Japanese forces on the island of Luzon estimated rough- are being a department communi- under General Houima with a number of other units, is now on Luzon. Military officials here said a Japanese army contained 8 to 10 divisions of approximately 15,000 men each with attached and supporting units organized in the division. Hostile air activity in Luzon during the last 24-hours was light the department said but 17 enemy bombers attacking the city of Cebu on the island of the same name about halfway between Luzon and Mindanao, last Sunday. U. S. Bombers in India BATAVIA— (#•)— Aneta, Netherland East Indies news agency, said Thursday it was announced officially in Batavia that United States fortress bombers arrived recently in the Netherlands East Indies and are now based in tine NEI. Aneta said it was these planes which sank a Japanese cruiser and set fire to a 10,000-ton tanker on Monday. Special FBI agents aprehended more than 2,600 federal fugitives from justice in the last fiscal year. Cranium Crackers True or False There's no doubt that the U. S. Marines are some of tlie toughest fighters the world has ever seen but not all the following are exactly correct. Answer true or false to these. 1. Sam Browne belts are named after Gen. San Browne. 2. Adeste Fidelis s tlie motto of the U. S. Marine Corps. 3. There are only three full generals in the U. S. Army, 4. Tlie Ahmy titles captain and corporal lare derived from the same Latin word. 5. The U. S. Marines hn\v boon organized only 66 yours. Answers on Comic Page f. > s- ') 1

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