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Wond-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associbted Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 87 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Cooler Saturday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1942 •- ••• • -- - ~—~ , __ i M M III.M..IMIII i«,i.,n --__.i ___ -_-- — _ . ,... • ' — --— .._-..., vr-ti T w«-tr\ i Jb*T, • 7*t M* i\. \-\ . * T "- M1 •* »-v»«wi.iwit;u ness «_... --_ ' _ (NEA)—Means Newspoper Enterprise Asi'n PRICE 5c COPV U. S. Defenders Fall Back Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Traveler's Suitcase A Last Long Look at the Road K It was 20 degrees below zero the morning I met Tommy tfbbe at the train, in the Pennsylvania mountains, and we took off by car for New York. A week later we were riding over Miami in a "blimp," watching the sharks below the surface of the warm Gulf Stream. . . . The ice and the snow were gone, but we still carried with us the chill of an America at war. T; ® It was everywhere, in the half- empty hotels, the handful of winter vacationists on a world-famous beach, and the tense groups gathered in the bar for what would normally be the cocktail hour . . . but which today is ^ • the radio hour. I f)fTlftf)inH Am' yet, to one like myself seeing VUIIIIJQIUII Florida for the first time, it was ap- • •* parent that these other travelers, most of whom probably go there every year, cherished this beautiful spot as just part of an America more worth defending than any other land in the world. That is what you read in the faces of the travelers of today—greatly reduced though their company be. Not all of the Florida coast is populated by vacationists. "Red," the hotel agent who arranged our one fling at deep-sea fishing, was a naval reservist just back from a berth as a junior engineer aboard the American mcr- Hempsfead Red "Cross Campaign Reaches Quota .Chairman E. F. McFaddin Announces Deposits of v $4,000 Saturday Ed'F. McFaddin, Hempstead county chairman of Uie $50,000,000 Red Cross drive, reported Saturday that Hempstead county was over the top in its '<iuota of 54,000 in this drive. Mr. McFaddin further stated: "We will officially close our drive at C p. m. Tuesday, January 27, and have our books audited and make full remittance to national headquarters, "ven though wo are over the top, we want every patriotic American citizen in Hempstead county to have a full opportunity to participate in this Red Cross drive, which is the first national effort of this war for thfi. relief of > owr, jne.ii. in . the».armed (drees. Every red-blooded, patriotic American in this country should contribute one-half of one day's pay to this, our first answe rto our enemies. The solicitors have been called in, and the responsibility now rests on each individual to make remittance to the Wopc Chamber of Commerce, not later than 6 p. m., January 27, 1942, in order to get on the roll of honor of this great drive. In the last World War, Hempstead county went over the top on every r-atriotic drive, and we have starled 'out with the same fine record this time. I am deeply grateful to every person who contributed one-half of one day's pay to the success of this patriotic American effort. Anyone who hasn't contributed still has until 6 {","? m. Tuesday, January 27, to make contributions at the Hope Chamber of Commerce." SPG Payroll Hits $227,000 •'* Checks Released to 5,631 Employes for Week Employes of the W. E. Callahan Construction company, numbering 5,631, will receive aproximately $227,000 when checks for work performed during the past week are released. These figures reveal an increase of 399 employes. Officials said that Ihe •Vt?/reasc over last week's payroll was due to the fad that many of the employes had been unable to work the previous week because of bad weather und illness. rtiope Boy Promoted to Sergeant's Rank J. L. Cook, Jr., of Hope, stationed with the 15'jrd infantry at Camp Murr^v, Washington lias been promoted *lo the rank of a sergeant, relatives here said Saturday. The promotion was effective January 1. chant fleet which carried the first load of munitions to the Allied base in the Near East, for support of the successful British campaign in Iraq. Swarms of fledgling pilots in trainer ships covered the Pensacola coast as we drove westward toward New Orleans and home. But what I remember most is this: Every day, from the hotel beach in Miami, we would see oil tankers crawl up and down the coast, circling the Florid.i tip en route between Port Arthur, Texas, and New York. When we first arrived in Miami the tankers stood well out to sea, deep in the Gulf Stream. You could barely sec them. Then the afternoon papers flashed the news of submarine attacks on this side of the Atlantic. The next morning the tankers loomed up close and big, almost on the beach. They had moved in to better escape the enemy. But they were moving—and still are—a steady line of industrial sup- Rationing May Follow Heavy Runs on Sugar Price Office Has Books Designed to Start Plan Next- Month WASHINGTON - (/P) - Continued heavy "runs" on sugar supplies v/ill compel the government to begin rationing the commodity within a month or less, office of Price Administration sources said Saturday. Designs for rationing books arc being drawn and printed, it was learned, and details of the rationing machinery nearly perfected. Large industrial sugar consumers already have been limited to the same supplies they received for the same period in 1940 and this restriction made itself felt for weeks at retail outlets. Many grocery stores have placed arbitrary limits on amounts sold each customer and in places whore the run has been heavy some customers are unable to buy sugar in any quantity. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor last December 7, government officials said the customer demand increased to such an extent that a full month's supply was exhausted within a week. ply proof that regardless of oc- Maybe Sonny, Too GUTTENBERG, N. 3.— (IP)— There Cliffy be more wedding bells than usual in Gutlenberg. The town clerk, Peter Heinz, announced that the men in the armed forces who want to marry Guttenberg girls may do so without paying the -2 marriage license tax. ), Cranium Crackers Questions on Page One 1. King Ananda Mahidol, 16, ruled Thailand, but his country has been occupied by Japs. 2. King Peter II, 18, is ruler of Yugoslavia, but is in exile following axis occupation of his country. 3. King Fai-uk, 21, rules Egypt, which, although slill neutral, plays an active role in the war. if' 4. King Michael, 20, rules axis- dominated Rumania. 5. King Faisal II, 6, is the youthful sovereign of British-occupied Iraq. casional raids we arc still doing business as usual on the sea. By WILLIS THORNTON From American Hearts Who doubts the determination of the American people, has not seen them offering the literal blood of their hearts to safeguard as best they may the lives of the soldiers and sailors who go out to risk death for their sake. In response to an urgent call from the Army and Navy for blood plasma, 2,000,000 Americans are stepping quietly forward to offer that blood. The American Red Cross is receiving the donations of blood, and taking care of its processing into dried plasma, shipping it then to army posts, ships, and first-adi slations where it may save lives. It is not a desperate or heroic action, this giving of a pint of blood, yet blood is life, and who gives blood thus gives a lilllc tithe, perhaps, of his own life to save that of another. Literally from the beating heart of America comes this offering freely and undramalically given. Have you forgotten what America means? Go to one of these Red Cross stalions for the receipt of blood donations, and watch the people conic, quietly, with suppressed eagerness hidden beneath an outer layer of deprecation, lest they be caught looking melodramatic. Here is an old and frail-looking lady, seeming 10 years past the allowed limit of 60. Is it a son or even a grandson she sees bleeding out his life for lack of the plasma that might save it? Here is a skinny, drugstore sort of youth, the kind you would have sworn yesterday had never had a serious thought. Yet he is here, and tomorrow when they ask him about it at the drugstore he will back away with a deprecating "A-a-aw! It ain't anything!" But he is here. Here is a slender young woman, her eyes too bright, her cheeks too rouged, her fingernails too scarlet, her dress and manner suggesting that even in her youth she has seen things better left unseen. Yet she is here. Has not she too a heart, and does it nol beal with American blood? Here is a shapeless woman with great red hands. She speaks not a word of English. But her blood, gushing through the tube into the glass receptacle, speaks eloquently enough. Here is a brawny truck driver, casual in his second gift of blood; a fat and rosy woman; an embarrassed salesman of neckties; a young man already wearing the uniform of hit, country; rich man, poor man, beg- garnuui, they come. Little enough they had in common, these strangely assorted people; they might never have met, never have (Continued on page three) Bobcats Defeat Wildcats 21-16 Passing of Hope Team too Tricky for Visitors Overcoming a 5 to 3 first quarter lead the Hope Bobcats defeated the Laller North Little Rock Wildcats 21 to 16 here Friday night before a good crowd. Although much smaller the Bobcats' passing game was far superior to the visitors, and more than made up for the difference in height. The Hope team held an 8 to 5 lead at the halftime period. Pulling into a 18 to 10 lead in the final period the Bobcats started freezing the ball. The lanky Wildcats sunk three longshots as the game ended. McCullough, Hope center, was high scorer with 8 points followed by Jordan, Bobcat forward and Prince, Wildcat center, wiht five each. The Bobcats go to Arkadelphia Saturday night for a game with the Badgers. Big Tank Battle Now Raging on Libyan Front British Troops Make Contact With Counter Attacking Axis Force CAIRO —(/P)— Britain's main forces in Libya have engaged the counter attacking German army in a great new tank battle now raging on a "very large" battlefield skirting the Gulf of Sirlc, north of Agedabia, the British reported Saturday. A brief communique indicated that fighting still was inconslusive but British sources said German General Rommel apparently had thrown more than half of his remaining strength into the embattled triangle with points at Agedabia, Saunu, 42 miles to the east and Antclat, 30 miles northwest of Adegabia. British sources said that Lt. Ben Bitdhvc's Eighth ;<rmy had heavy .strength in that triangle and was perhaps lying in wait for the opportunity that has come. "Rommel has run tank columns into battlefields of Ritchie's own choosing, one well supplied andprepared, therefore the British probably are making a real effort to stop him and erase the forces he has pulled off its base at El Agheila," the source said. It was emphasized, however, that it was still too early to say whether the Axis were making an attack in force or had launched a full scale counter offensive. Missouri Man Is Found Dead C.W. Harder Apparently Dies While Sleeping Claude W. Harder, 60, of Alton, Mo., Southwestern Proving Ground em- ploye was found dead Friday night in. a room which he rented at the home of Mrs. Manson Stroud on Bonner Auto Stolen Friday Night Recovered An automobile stolen here late Friday night was recovered a short time later, the Hope police department announced Saturday. The car was owned by James Elliott of Hope. m i • 2 Cars Collide Here Two automobiles, one driven by Woodrow Parsons of Hope and another driven by Lloyd J. Walker, Hope, collided on Fifth street early Saturday morning but all occupants escaped injury. The Parsons automobile turned over and was considerably damaged. Japanese Juggernaut Rolls Onward -© Pacific Oceon MARIANAS IS. •* *£ GUAM } i- £ '•* YAP . CAROLINE ISLANDS :TRUK •»-.._ m £ m _%_.__._ BISMARCK f i \ >RCHIPEL./ .a \ f6~ % Indian Ocean DUTCH EAST INDIES, \. NEW BRITAIN '<* . SOLOMON Star Publisher Home From Trip A. H. Washburn, publisher of The Star, and Thomas Jobe, of the newspaper staff, returned home Friday night from a tour of New York and Florida. Mr. Washburn spent the Christmas holidays with his parents at Wilkes-Ban-e, Pa., and was joined there January 8 by Mr. Jobe. They drove south for a week at Miami, and returned home by • way—of -New Eighteen destroyers and 13 submarines were launched by the Navy during 1941. Orleans. Three Little Words Ruined His Racket BALTIMORE — (/P) — Patrolman George Parke watched a tall, skinny guy in a shabby suit presenting a card to passersby. Those accosted would read the card and return it, sometimes with ' something from deep in their pockets. Parke followed the man into a nearby tavern. The man said "Gimme a shot." Parke said "Let me see that card." The card said "I am deaf and dumb—Please help me." Parke said "Come along," Magistrate Elmer Hammer said "Three months in the House of Correction." The man didn't say a word. Edson in Washington Civilian Defense in Turmoil? Naturally ©- street. He had apparently died in his sleep. Mr. Harder had lived in Hope for 11)0 past few months and was employed by the W. E. Cannahan Construction company, Proving Ground contractors. He is survived by his wife and several children. Funeral arrangements were not complete Saturday pending instructions from relatives. It is expected that the body will be sent to Alton, his home. Tree Was Trimmed —| for GOLDSBORO, N. C.—(#>)—A four- year-old boy marched out into the front yard and cut off every cluster of glistening red berries from grandmother's prided nandina bush. What did grandmother do Well, among other things loo routine to mention, she fastened every cluster back in place with safety pins and now each is living on borrowed time. WASHINGTON—All the hullabaloo about the Office of Civilian Defense j and what should be done about Mayor La Guardia and Eleanor Roosevelt, anyway? is no more than what anyone should expect. Neither one of those two people could join a fourth- rale knilling society without having it become involved in turmoil. Hizzoncr the Mayor being one of these dynamic Napoleons who get in tlie hair of even the people he works with, the back of his neck is always in a sweat about something. He gels things done in abig constructive way but always ut immeasurable wear and tear on the nerves of the people who have lo follow him around and carry out his orders. For instance—the mayor always eats his lunch off of a tray at his desk. Hence, on the throe days a week he is supposed to be in Washington running the Civilian Defense job, every one of his department heads is expected to eat lunch off n tray, too, so that if the mayor should get an idea lo call up Joe and give him an order between'bites into the minestrone, Joe will be there, berak- ing a cracker and drinking a soup good old OCD. This finally begins to spoil a guy's digestion and he can't sleep good nights. The organization reacts accordingly. As for Mrs. Roosevelt, there are only two kinds of people in the country— those who think she is great stuff and those who think she should be con- sored or put in a dentention camp for the duration of the war. She can't walk across the street without it being poison to some people and fountain of youth to others. There simply The Harvard library has doubled in size every twenty years for a century. Cotton By Uie Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close March 19,15 May 19.26 July 19.40 October 19.62 December 19.08 is no middle ground. No Real Authority All this atmosphere of seeming confusion is reflected right down to the smallest local defense council unit of OCD because of its form of organization. OCD has no real, national federal authority to do the job it is supposed to do. Instead, the responsibility is placed in the hands of state sund county heriffs and city mayors, and you know what that means— local politics. So, if your local civilian defense effort ain't what you think it should be, no not all the blame call be (1), Australians, Dutch gird for possible invasion while British fall hack in both Malaya and Burma; (2) Japs bomb Sumatra; (3), U. S. and Chinese planes blast at Indo-Cluna; (4), Philippines arc quiet; (5), Dutch damage Japanese warships; (6), Japs invade Australian islands. Pioneer Emmet Resident Dies Joseph A. Beaty Succumbs; Friday at Prescott' Joe A. Beaty, 76, pioneer Nevada county merchant and lumber dealer, died at a Prescott hospital early Friday night. Funeral services will be held at the home of a son in Emmet at 10:30 Sunday morning with the Rev. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Beaty cemetery near Emmet. He is survived by his wife, 8 daughters, Mrs. L. E. Wesson of Prescott, Miss; Clara Beaty of Emmet; Hassie and May Beaty of Magnolia; Mrs. Lee Harris of Prescott; Mrs. W. A. Atkins of Hope; Mrs. Carl Todd, Sulpalpa, Okla.; Mrs. C S. Stroope of Camden, three sons, Joe Beaty, Jr., of Emmet; Ernest of Amarillo, Texas; and George Edward Beaty of Texarkana; a brother, Ernest of Emmet, two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Garrett and Mrs. Dave Snell, both of Emmet, a number of grandchildren and one great-grandchild. placed on Washington. A lot of the trouble might be placed right at home. "I want lo fight Germans and Japs and Italians." says Mayor La Guardia. "I don't want to fight mayors and sheriffs." Yet fight mayors and seriffs is what OCD has to do to a degree which few people realize. For instance— The OCD has printed a dcally magnificent set of 45 handbooks covering every phase of civilian defense, meaning the actual defense of bommbcd areas. There are handbooks for air wardens, blackouts, protection against gas, first aid, fire protection and the whole works. Millions of copies of these books have been printed at federal expense for free distribution where they'll do the most good. Yet, under the crazy setup now in existence, the national headquarters of OCD can't send these instructions directly to the local defense councils known to be functioning. Instead, OCD headquarters must send the pamphlets to slale headquarters, stale headquarters must send them to the mayors, and tho mayors pass them oul to the zones. "I hope,'" says Mayor La Guardia pitifully, "that they've been distributed." Some havn't been. They're still piled up at state headquarters. If your local defense council isn't on the job, the correct course of action is not to just sit there, but to pretend you're and Eleanor Roosevelt or a Fiorello La Guardia, as the sex may be, and start gelling in people's hair yourself. Small Stuff Another bowl of grief which the OCD headquarters has filled with tears is the matter of gelling the mayors of neighbaring cilies to co-orerate. In some of the industrial areas particularly, Ihe problem of defense can't be broken down into separate community jobs, but must be integrated for the whole region. In thai case, the mayor of the largest community has been asked to head up the task. But in all too many cases, the mayor and the police chief and the fire chief of the suburb won't co-operate. No wonder La Guardia confesses now that he gets a little tired at the end of Uie day. Must Be Smart to Buy Old Car Buyer of Used Car Ought to Be Smartest in World AP Feature Service The buyer of a good used car ought to be the smallest man in the world. He's gol to have horse sense, good eyesight, mechanical mind and enough nerve to nose into every automobile essential and accessory, or else he's a bargain-buying sap. Come this spring and summer (the usual time for the big sales of the used-car year) there ought to be second-hand car selling such as never before. There were 27,000,000 cars on U. S. highways last year. Only 5,000.000 of them were new, leaving 22,000,000 in the used class. Nobody seems to know how many used cars sat out the year in parking lots or garages. The average value by 1940 statistics is about ?350 for a good buy. That year the most cars sold were 1937 models, then 1936. That gives you an idea of what to expect this season. Used Car Tips So, come closer, mister, and hear from Consumer Union Director Arthur Kallet about how not to be a dope when you sink your dough in a used car: Consider use and abuse more than miles and age, insist on a 60 day guarantee, get a clear title for your cash, remember that the greater the price of the can when new, the bigger the repair cost and operation will be for this bargain you're buying. Take your look-see in daylight. Consider the frame and the motor above all else. Know you that upholstery usually shows the kind of care the car got. Worn pedals or floor mats (or new ones) reveal long use quicker than a speedometer which can be set. Sunlight shows up done-over dents tCoatinijed oa Page Three) No Change in Stamp List February Blue Stamp Food List- Same as January Families taking part in the food stamp program in Hempstead county will have the same selection of foods as they did in January, J. Frank Franey, Area Supervisor, Surplus Marketing Administration, USDA, announced today. The complete list of blue stamp foods for the period of February 1, 1942 to February 28, in all stamp program areas is as follows: Butter, all cuts of pork (except that cooked or packed in metal or glass containers), fresh grapefruit, pears, apples, oranges and fresh vegetables (including potatoes), corn meal, shell eggs, dried prunes, hominy (corn) grits, dry edible beans, wheat flour, enriched wheat flour, self-rising flour, enriched self- rising flour, and whole wheat (Graham) flour. Positions Grave as Jap Troops Land on Batan • Picture Brighter Elsewhere; Russia May Enter Pacific Battle By the Associated Press j Fresh hordes of Japanese invasion troops supported by barrages from warships guns forced General Douglas MacArthur's American-Philippine defenders to fall back in heavy and bloody fighting on the west coast of Batan Peninsula Saturday but fierce ' counter attacks hurled the Japanese' from other points. A War Department bulletin said MacArthur's troops, though fatigued by six weeks of incessant fighting, were resisting courageously. Heavy losses were suffered on both sides," the communique said, adding that the Japanese continued to land reinforcements in the Subic Bay beyond the west coast of the rugged | Batan Peninsula, increasing their already overwhelming numerical superiority. Try to Turn Left Flank Military spokesmen said the Japanese apparently were trying to turn General MacArthur's left flank, anchored on the south China Sea and smother the defenders with mass attacks elsewhere. They acknowledged that the Invaders had effected a landtag on the Batan west coast and indicated that MacArthur's position had now become extremely grave. Aside from the Philippine theater the war news took a brightening.turn amid Allied victories at sea and in Capital Rests Wartorn Nerves People Begin to Go Out Again for Recreation By JACK STINNETT WASHINGON-The Capital in wartime: To sec the gang (hat assembles to skate on the Reflecting Pool these days and nights, you would never think Washington had a care in the world. I doubt if there's another ice rink anywhere like the Reflecting Pool. You can stand at one end and say "I'll race you from the Washington Monument lo the Lincoln Memorial." One of the bright young men who cover "Ihe Hill" .set out the other day to try to find some new bill that didn't have a thing lo do with war. After diligent search he came on "A bill to appropriate funds to provide for the educational attainment of persons 17 years of age or over having less than a fourth grade education." His shout of "Eureka" died on his lips for the next phrase was, "For the purpose of facilitating the National Defense." It is, too. It's a measure designed to raise the educational status of boys who have been deferred in the draft for failure to meet its comparatively mild educational standards. Sixty-two bills and some minutes later, he arrived at "H. R. 6332." It looked like a cinch. It was a bill to change the foundations of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Park in Tennessee and Georgia. A closer scrutiny let that dawn with a plop, too. That's a military reservation. As a matter of fact this complete occupation with war problems and policies should show how, thoroughly Congress and Washington has taken over the problem in hand. In one week of solid sessions, only twice did congress extend itself in the Congressional Record Index on any matters not pertaining to the war. (Continued on page three) Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the -following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. In wartime is it in good taste to boo government officials who appear in news reels'.' 2. Should civilians make it a point to be especially courteous to men in uniform? 3. When a man and woman arc- together and he buys a newspaper is it all right for him to assume he needn't offe rher part of the paper— or that, he can keep the front page and give her the rest? 4. When two persons are reading different sections of a newspaper should one read items that interest him out loud? 5. If you give a newspaper subscription as a gift is it all right to tell the person you are having it sent to him? What would you do if — You have a charge account at a department store — (a) Feel you can make a habit of having merchandise sent out on approval and take your time about deciding whether to keep or return it? Ib) Realize it is asking too much to make a habit of buying things on approval? Answers 1. No. Booing is always in bad taste — but worse when a country needs perfect unity. 2. Yes. 3. No! 4. No. 5. Certainly, Better "What Would You Do" solution— (U>. *• Cripps, retiring British ambassador to Moscow, hinted broadly that Rus-~ ' sia—with nine million men under arms—may join in the battle against Japan. Dutch Blast 3 Jap Ships Meanwhile Dutch bombers slashed^ at new concentrations of the Japanese, invasion ships off Balik Papan on the east coast of Dutch Borneo, scoring direct hits on a large transport and a destroyer and capsizing a large passenger liner. The Dutch already had destroyed the rich Balik Papan oil fields in persuing the "scorched earth" policy. Sir Stafford, back in London after 18 months in Moscow, declared that Russia and Japan had long standing difficulties which could never be satisfied except by force. He did not elaborate on the relations between the two countries nor set a time for Russian entry into the conflict, but said Russia hoped to deliver a final knockout blow to Germany next fall and winter. "The Russians intend the conquest of Germany to be complete and thorough" he said. i ^ t, -"•?| By the Associated Press Russia's hard driving armies were reported Saturday to have "almost encircled" Adolf Hitler's field headquarters at Smolensk, 230 miles west of Moscow and advanced within 120 miles of the Latvian frontier in a GO miles of the Latvian frontier in a 60 mile sweep through Valdai. m

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