Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 28, 1942 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 28, 1942
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WotVd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather - Continued cool in cooler n -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- i. Over the Plonk Road to Riches Barnsdall Has 8 Wells Drilling ® I was down there this morning with S. W. Cobb of thc Barnsdall company. By special permission you travel on thc company's own plank road after leaving the county gravel— and this plank road is something to see. There has been a change in the style of building oil-field plank roads since I first saw them in thc El Dorado boom, and the change is for the better. Back in 1923 the El Dorado field had wooden trough roads, flanged on the outside to keep tires from dropping off (lie boards. Today's plank roads are wider, have no flanges and arc better supported, having a system of railroad crossties undor- " Oilth - • • Back in 1923 thc boys in the El Dorado field had a terrible time finding a passing-place on their wooden troughs; but today's roads have wide "switches" to accomotlate even a long truckload of casing. Back in 1923 only passenger cars used th plank roads, for heavy supplies wcr hauled through the mud by IG-mul teams. But today the supplies go bj truck, and on the plank road— am it is a great improvement. With only the original discovery well actually brought in, thc ficli ooks to be in full swing. Barnsdal has eight wells cither drilling or preparing to. Fourteen drilling permits were issued recently, with three more pending. The discovery well, Bond No. 1 looks very tame today, stripped of its machinery and connected to a pipeline. But I found the original crew over on the Roberts No. 1 Bond, eas offset .to the discovery well. First there was M. B. Thomas, tool pusher for the J. I. Roberts Drilling 34 Perish in Colorado Coal Mine Explosion Men Are Trapped r Tuesday Night 5,500 Feet Inside Mine MOUNT HARRIS, Coio.~(/p,_ T hir l^-rour miners perished in an explosion , n the Victor American Fuel Co coal mine lale Tuesday night and only' four miners escaped with their lives Back damp and deadly corbon di- ovidc gas filled the shaft after the blast and impeded work of rescue tho victims «* *"* Patmos Road fo New Oil Field Asks County Judge Luck to Stort 3-Mile Link at Once Improvement of an existing road oouth from Patmos along the Louisiana & Arkansas Railway to the Hcmp- slcad-LaFaycltc county line was recommended by the roads committee of Hope Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to County Judge Fred Luck as the most practicable immediate route from tins citv to Ulo now oj , f . (\ lvnn\rni'r\rl \)-\r T5 i it ~ .. ^-*" 1. fc Jap Ship snrT -T"' fami 'y in ""•- ^muuin- --„, 200 miles northwest of Denver had relatives employd in the mine. ' faupcrmtendent Henry Johnson said 'p? J ? "?? n wer e trapped about 5,500 feet inside the tunnel of the mine which slopes at a 10 degree angle into . the mountain side. The four men who escaped were working near the entrance. They heard the, blast and fled, l-rfescue"crows 'fought v thc"gas with huge blowers, forcing air into the mine and sucking the fumes out Ambulances were called from all surrounding towns and the state mine inspector left for the scene immediate- r- $4,624 in Red tross Donations Drive Officially <: Closed But Contributions Continue Closing Tuesday night, the War fund campaign of the American Red r^Voss reached 54,624.53. Officials staled Wednesday that contributions would be received this week so that . . oers rng company, Shrevcport. He was on his way back to town after 48 hours without sleep . . I found the Roberts Drilling company crew on the floor of the Roberts No. 1 Bond: R. L. Hixon, driller, and Harold Newton, F. M. Cowlcy, I. D. Myers and Fred Sayers. The plank road ran on through the woods t6 other tests in a . . . es ... n a countryside vibrant with the pulse - of a new-found oil field * * * quota of $5,000 can be the county reached. Among the companies whose em- llovonc i<r\r\ <t.!l-\.. *„.] tt\n .. . By WILLIS THORNTON And What of Russia? This is a ticklish subject, but it is a subject that needs dealing with. Unpleasant to think about, it is easier to gloss over than to look squarely in the face. It must be faced. One hears it said, and more often suggested slyly than said outright that the tiling to do is to fight Japan and let the European war stew on in its own juice in the hope that Germany and Russia will yet exhaust one another in a no-decision bout. Many of those who were most ardent Meeting at 2:30 p. m. A second meeting on tho question of routing a new road into the LaFayeUc-Hempslead county oil field was scheduled to get under way at the city hall at 2:30 o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon. The chamber of commerce road committee is meeting this time with representatives of the oil companies. o *"^- I-I-HIII-IUIUUS wnosc em- J i..wo c wnu wuiu most ardent Payees contributed 100 per cent were: lsi)la l'°nists before the war now swing ^«>pc Star, Hope Water & Light Plant I towal ' d sc) "ic such view. It is based Extension Service Employes, Firs on thc idca lllat a Communist Russia Extension Service Employes, Firs National Bank, Citizens Nation; Bank, Guif Refining Co., Cox-Cas sidy, Arkansas Machine Specialty Co and the Hope Transfer. .jRccenl contributions have also bee, received from the Lion Oil Co Th Texas Oil Co., tho Standard Oil Co tho Arkansas Fuel Oil Co., and tin Sinclair Oil Co. The Wumenis Council of the Firs Christian church donated $13.50, am <-Ur Lady of Good Hope Catholic church gave $27.02, which represented collections at the second mass foi the month uf January. Included in the report was a $53 contribution from McCaskill. )4. total of $10.10 was given by the negro Lonokc Baptist church. Tho largest denim mills in thc world are in Greensboro, N. C. ••• V ^^^~-~ " Cranium Crackers Keep 'Em Rolling Down hardwood alleys all over the nation bowling balls have been roling in one of the sport's biggest seasons. If you don't spare ,the knowledge, you should score a strike on these questions about bowling. 1. What are a strike and a spare, and how is each marked on the score shee? What mark is piade if bowler fails to down all pins in two throws? 2. How many strikes must a bowler make to score a perfect 300? 3. What arc a split, a gutter, a Pit, a turkey and a full hit in bowling? 4. Has bowling always been played on hardwood alleys? 5. Is it considered a breach of bowling etiquette to roll at the same time as the bowler in an adjoining alley? To shout at an opponent while he is delivering the ball? Answers on Comic ~ i - < *m-« umi, a ^uimnunisi nussia too triumphant over Germany will turn tho whole continent of Europe to Communism and from that vantage point Communizc the world Quite bluntly let us say, "It could happen." There are no sure things m war, greatest of all gambles. The results of a war can never be accurately foreseen. However, the results of losing are so plain, so terrible, and so imminent that there can be no doubt about them. We know what imposition by military force of HHlerism means Balancing that all-too-definite menace The distance from Patmos, where a WPA gravel road leads to Hope to the county line is only three miles! and speakers who appeared before an hour-and-half meeting at Hope « ™ n Tuesda y reported that about KOOO or $5,000 worth of bridge structures had already been installed. County Judge Luck estimated about 51,500 cash, plus the use of county and other equipment, would be required to improve the existing road for oil field traffic. Wallace Finance Chairman John Wallace, of Frost Lumber Industries, Inc., Patmos, was named chairman of a finance committee to raise the necessary $1,500, and Syd E. McMath, chamber roads chairman, will name thc other members later ihc meeting was opened by Roy Anderson, chamber president. Appearing before the group were •ounty Judge Luck; Terrell Cornelius of Hope; Mr. Young of National Oil Field Supply, which has already opened a supply store at Patmos; and two Louisiana & Arkansas Railway ofhcials, Paul Sippel, assistant to the •oad president, and N. Jolinson, superintendent. They reported the L & A was vitally interested in any iighsvay matter which would help develop the new oil field that lies icross their rail line. Cornelius Speaker Mr. Cornelius, long interested in jaiayette county oil development ketched a map of possible highway routes serving the new oil field He said some of the oil men wanted Texas Coast Corpus Christi Naval Patrol Plane Reports Enemy Craft CORPUS CHRISTI - OT _ Captain Alva Bornhard, commander of the naval air station here said Wednesday that a submarine, doubtlessly German, was sighted about 15 miles from Port Aransas Wednesday morning and that there probably was another nearby. Planes and ships from thc station arc now seeking the craft. "The submarine is doubtlessly German and probably sneaked in during the night with tho intention of attacking oil tankers," ho said. The submarine was sighted by a naval air station plane on patrol, he said. "It is possible that a second submarine is also in the vicinity since it is known that they have been op- crating m pairs elsewhere and a smoke-bomb appeared out of thc water about four miles south of it." (Smoke bombs released rise in the air similar to a rocket. They are frequently used as distress signals.) The captain was unable to account for the smoke bomb other than craf pOSSlbUity of indicating a second The submarine was spotted by patrol Plane at 8:30 Wednesday morning. Patrol planes from the station, he disclosed, are patroling an area extending 250 miles north of the border and east to Corpus Christ!. "While on duty the officer gives navigation instructions to students ' Captam Bernhard said the plane reported the submarnie and he directed it to maintain contact with the undersea vessel. The navy plane was unarmed. However, it evidently frightened th submarine because it submerged. (Port Aransas is a small village about 25 miles cast of Corpu Christi site of thc Navy's newest and larges air training station. GREENLAND^W'KJ^ Afmtt in .<«... «^ *^ - NEWFOUNDLAND ""* *> 1940 Others Hit in Macassar Strait Baffle Dutch Trap Costs Invaders 36 Vessels, Sunk or Damaged By the Associated Press Giant American four-motored bombers smashing anew at the Japanese in- vas on armada in Macssar strait sank L b ,'f, _ ransport ' *t Bother afire anl cruiser with sticks of A War Department communique said a formation of eight U. S. Army bombers engaged in the attack in wWch one bomber was lost. direct hit was scored on a cruis- Th! S map is designed to ««Uc. These steps wL ' f greatest of the war U. S fliers boosted to at least 36 the * CCd amVal ° f "" A - E ' F ' «n North Ireland. . _-, , o vnt t, uii- n/u — UUllIll against some- possible later outcome leaves only one decision. Thc war, in its total phases, must lie supported in every way that will bring victory, including every possible assistance to Soviet Russia. Thc choice between a present certain evil and a possible future evil is a simple one. H is an odd thing that the same people who assume that Britain and the United States face sweeping socia changes as a result of the war also assume that Russia will emerge un:hanged. It seems unlikely. Alreadj S'talin seems to have called off the anti-religious campaign for the dura- Ion, and it may never be revived Wen returning from a war usuallj demand greater freedom than before and Russia is just as likely to move oward democracy as the democracies ire to move toward Communism. In Russia, Communism has already pas- cd through three systems in which 11 changed but the name. The war lay well bring on a fourth. There s no reason to assume that Russia vill be exempt from the general cx- eetation that no country will be quite the same. It is because we have faith in our American institutions that we fight to uphold them against military aggression. We must have faith that we can uphold them equally against whatever condition (and no one can -- ... ,^ WJ4 jjiL-ji wan tec roarl taking' off from the Patmos connection with state highway No 29 and running straight south. But it was generally agreed that several roads would eventually be built to the oil field, and thc meeting voted for the Patmos route because it appeared to be the cheapest and easiest to build. From Palmos traffic from the oil field would come to Hope either by the Patmos connection with highway N o . 29, entering tho highway at Williams store; or would reach No M at the Huckabec graveyard, much nearer Hope; or would eomc here by way of the WPA road from Patmos which parallels No. 29. It was understood at tho meeting that the LaFayetle county judge had agreed with LaFayette county landowners that if Hempstead county put a gravel road to the county line J-.arayettc would construct thc remaining mile and a half of road from the line to the oil field, in thc neighborhood of the community of Baker U.S. Ship Sunk, 350 Are Missing 71 Survivors Picked Up, Carried to Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — (ff>)— The torpedoing of an Allied steamer was reported Wednesday by the ship's captain who announced on arrival hero that he had rescued 71 crew- members and passengers but indicated tiiat 350 more persons were missing. The rescue ship's officer, Captain Helgesen of the New York to Puerto Rico ship Coamo said ho picked up the survivors last Friday night, five days after the steamer was struck twice by torpedoes and sunk. Position "1^ the attack was not given. The allied steamer was reported to have had 450 persons aboard. The Captain said all the survivors were taken from a single lifeboat intended to accomodate 63 persons. Jn dll 76 crowded into the boat but five died while at sea. The steamer was said to have bee ittackcci without warning. She wer clown quickly and there was no Urn o send out an SOS. Thc fate of th others was not known here. Those th capjam rescued said their lifcbo; dnfted apart from the others Macassar strait is on 'the road to A t'u , e ? dQUarters of General Sir Archibald Wavell, commander of a ! i c °mmunique acknowledged that the Japanese apparently occupied tile burned out oil center of Balifc Midnight Friday Is Tag Deadline $3 Penalty Goes Into Effect Saturday Morning The local office of the stale revenue department Wednesday warned local HUlOIllOmlr* nunincu *- _i_ _ (Continued on Page Two) Hempstead County January 27, 1942 Prepared by Je\vell Bartleit, i-iopo, Ark. c-Jf'.™' Jett to Colored cemetery, Pt SW NW Sec. 21 T. 13 S. R. 26 W 4 acres. W. D. Dated 11-11-1901, 171 page Fread Merrick to A. G. Martin, NE NW Sec 14 T. 10 S. R. 25 W. 40 acres. W. D. Dated 1-27-42. Book 174, page E. F. Walker to U. S A N NF SF- ENESEScc.7T.10S.R15W W D Da i° d 1.2U2. Book 174, page 149.' 40 Stephens to R. C. Taylor. SE acres. H. , _ f _..„ ,, w AVt ^^ ^ w n n' 2 ° T> M S ' R ' 23 W ' 40 an-cs. W^D. Dated 10-1-1905. Book 171, page no. P. Davis to Bertie A. Baker SW NW Sec. 20 T. 14 S. R. 23 W W D' Datw^lO-l-lsiOs. Book 171, page 168.' w n rV 2 ° T " 14 ° S ' R ' 23 W." 40°acref W. D. Dated 9-12-1907. Book 171, page ec Sec. J3 all m T. 10 S R 25W 1Q s 1 A , lst V, PT NE NE Se "' * w. w Sec. 4 all in T. 11 S. R. 25 W 41 40 ' NR Ot 8l t0 A " G ' Martin T. 14 S. R. 25 W 40 - . . . W 40 acres W. D. Dated 1-42. Book 171, page acres R. D . Dated 1-14-42. Book 177, J. M. Enyart to E. B. Ewing PT W SE SE. 19 T. 14 S. R. 23 W. 75 acres R.D. Dated 1-23-42. Book Adelle & C. B. Waddle to B. B. (Continued on Page Two) unncio lu purcnase li before midnight Friday night as SJ penalty will be charged Saturd morning. The Hope inspector pointed out th« second extension of time was onl for thirty days and that Friday, mid mght would be the deadline. Thu lar the state has granted two extens "ons and a third is no t likely. Between 225,000 and 250,000 plate have been .solrl to date it was an nounced. These figures represent a. increase of approximately 50000 ovc the number sold at the'same period Jil 1"41. In Engand and Waes, the six commonest surnames arc Brown, Davics Jones, Smith, Taylor, and Williams Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS March . May July October December January .. NEW YORK March ......... Close 19.01 19.09 19.18 19.34 19.40 19.44 ftober ... . V*. . JJecember . r " January Middling Spot 20.44! 19.15 19.21 Oil, Gas Leases Are Approved Many Acres Leased in Old Beds of Red River LITTLE ROCK-Wj-Appraval of our oil and gas leases in the bed of Miller, Lafayette missioner Joe Hardin. Glenn J. Smith leased 965 acres in Red river and in two former d'an- wiuA T-'S ? d Miller coun ««Mm ^- Smith leased 980 acres in Miller and Hempstead counties. M 1 ?,' G " Farns worth leased 965 acres in Miller and Hempstead counties d',ff'R Z H k - leaSed 95G acres j » the d of Red river and in three former channels in Lafayette, Miller ami Hempstead counties -- • --- . 12 Survivors of Tanker Land Eighth U. S. Vessel Goes Down Off East Coast on Dutch Trap Revealed . It was apparent, however, that the nvaders were lured into a deadly w a l S6t bX u the Dutch more than a t£ B a vf when they announced that the Bahk Papan oil fields were 1 esTri ™t^ pUed that land es had withdrawn. In accepting the invitation the anese armada sailed unaware in bomb neS *. ° f AUied submarines!, pombers and surface warcraft No immediate estimate was available on' the loss of Japanese lives which presumably ran into thousands. While the Dutch listed only 30 T9 p- anese ships sunk and damaged the f - an t a ^ 0uht put the f ' v e-day toll t 36 including a battleship. Dispatches from . Batavia 'did riot C '? Sf V,, vhether *« battle in the rait still continued after Tuesday's blows by U. S. bombers. temnfST fi - gl ? ter aircraft which at tempted to intercept our bombers were roughly handled," Gener7wl! veils headquarters announced, "two were shot down and another damag- British Forces Fall Back On the f ai . p aci f ic j and f t .- anese invasion hordes drove closer to Singapore as the wavering British defense lines executed a new withdrawal les than 50 miles north of the 400 sur- E. Powell have been landed at Chincoteague and will be noon !hc° F 0 ^ 0 * Wednesda y ^~ nounced. dVa lstric t an- I!!l aC , COU " ted ,^ a '^t30oftlie vere brought ashore Tuesday nore pending. Although the loss of the 7,096-ton " *~~ *o j'-'ti't/H Ul Si rom another attacked tanker , - - — v-at-VV* LCIilltd* reased hope that it might have Daily Drilling Report of S. Arkansas R«> ADiy f\n « _ . f*»m central Malaya, were pressing the nearest threat to Singapore. . On the west coast British, Australian and Indian Imperials battling fiercely near Senggarang, only 48 miles above Singapore, after a 12 mile.retreat from Batu Pahat Twenty-seven Japanese ' bombers returned to assault on Singapore itself attacking a surburban area. Other Janan-'se raider s struck heavily at the of TV,; Em , mahaven on the west coast of Dutch Sumatra, across the narrow Malacca strait from Malaya, setting two ships fire and damaging a third The Dutch conceeded the loss of communication with the city of Ken- dan, on the southeast coast of Celebes Island but declared string resis- By ARK. OIL & GAS COMMISSION McKamie (160 acre spacing) ~ -- Carter: Hanes No. 2; Elex. 297. Ccg mstuck. Conditioning hole and mud efore starting cag. back in hole. Atlantic: Bodcaw No. 9; Drlg 9281 Sodcaw No. 10; Loc. C-SE Sec. 32, 17- niaccdonia (80 acre spacing) Atlantic: Waj-nock-Brewer No 1 oc. C-SVi SW Sec. 15-18-21. McAlestei: Brewer-Warnock No 1 lev. 258. Drlg. plug to test. Creek (160 acre spacing) NEI planes again bombed airdromes and storage yards at Japanese-held Kuching, capital of the "White Ralah kingdom of Sarawak, part of British Borneo, it was announced. Winanf Says Women to Work Will Do What Has to Be Done British Told Midway (40 acre spacing) No report Dorchcat (40 acre spacing) Atlantic: Pinewoods B-l. W. O. C. Wildcats McAlester: Jcffiy No. 1. Drlg. 5700. *~\ —^— ',',* v "'— ^- S - Ambassador John G. Wmnant told a national defense luncheon here Wednesday that the U. S. planned to recruit an army of seven million men. "H it is necessary for the women of America to scrub, drive transports or man anti-aircraft batteries or pilot planes or anything else, they will do so gladly," he said. ^t<»- Excepting the common rabbit, practically all wild animals will bite a when first handed i '•"I 1 '1 4l VI

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