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BtfV UMITtO •MTM VINO* ONb» Worvd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 91 Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Showers in the north and warmer in the east Thursday afternoon and early Thursday night in the west followed by cold in the west and north portions by Friday morning. Stor of Hope, 1899; Press. 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929, HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1942 (AJEPr-Meprw qons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n Battl •£ £• & •& Ousted German Genera/s Said Recalled by Hitler ^tfll - ^^^ ' ••• - """" ' . L.-JT? for Singapore Near &*&&&& ft Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Hitler Takes His Generals Back The Death That Travels With a Louse Disaster struck the German legions in their Russian campaign, and Hitler "fired" his generals and took charge himself. The disaster continued — and today we read that Hitler has called his generals back to take command. In the East last month I heard a prophecy that four days later came true, i,!nd it will explain some of the events in the Russian campaign. ^ I had dinner Roosevelt to 'Review War to 'Nation Feb. 22 White House Hints He Will - Hove Important Things to Say WASHINGTON - </P) - President Roosevelt is expected to tell the na- ; |jon by radio about the progress of the war effort around February 22 and the White House said by that time it is "quite possible he will hnve things of importance to say." Presidential Secretary Stephen Early disclosed that Mr. Ropsevelt in- lindecl *to' speak about the" time of'l.P aifi! Washington's birthday. He said the White House was receiving by mail, telegrams and personal requests that the chief executive make another "fireside chat" to the country to .''dissipate poisonuous and_ troublesome vhmors and give the country a clearer and better understanding of war." the He said the president did not feel that the present time was very good to talk to the people but that late { icxt month would be more propitious. — • -^ > ^i Benefit Dance Friday Night Proceeds to Go to 'II Infantile Paralysis Fund Friday night the A. F. of L., Painter's local number 1113 will sponsor a .|i',ance at the American Legion hall '(/cross from the postoffice witli the entire proceeds going to the Hemp-1 stead county Infantile Paralysis drive. Arizona Charlie and his Buckaroos, a seven piece orchestra, will furnish music. i|| With proceeds derived from a recent dance the organization purchased $100 worth of defense bonds and burned the bonds. All proceeds for the dance Friday night will be turned over to T. S. Cornelius, chairman jpf the Hcmpstead Infantile Paralysis 'Urive. has specialized in public medicine for a quarter century, much of it spent in foreign countries. At the time he was talking to me the Germans were meeting fierce resistance in Russia, but there was no hint of a collapse behind the German linos. The Germans were still healthy and able to fight. But tliis doctor said the important thing to remember was that the country just below southern Russia was the home of typhus fever. It had profoundly affected the history of the Near East—Iraq and the old Babylonian area—for thousands of years. Typhus fever, he said, explained this curious fact: That many a neighboring nation invaded Babylon and conquered her, but it wasn't long before the invaders themselves grew weak and were in turn conquered by new invaders. Typhus is the dread disease of all armies, for typhus is carried on the brck of n louse. One man can't give it to another man, but the lice from one soldier spread to the next one, and thus the disease is transmitted. while engaged in a cam- helpless before this'dread scourge. In peace-time the cure would be simple. The men would bo deloused, their clothing fumigated, and the disease-bearing lice exterminated. . . . But this isn't possible while men are busy fighting. There aren't enough extra clothes, and not enough men can be relieved from the firing line at any one time to make control measures effective. I heard this on Christmas day. Four days later the Associated Press carried the first report that typhus rmiijs u 'ate Fuehrer Unable to Direct Nazi Armies in War Axis Armies in Libya Push to Within 16 Miles of Bengasi By (lie Associated Press Sweeping new gains by Russian armies were reported Thursday as word circulated in London that Adolf Hitler who five weeks ago ousted Field Marshal Gen. Walter von Brauchvtsch and assumed supreme command of the German army had readied a compromise with his generals because he was unable to carry on without the aid of experienced strategists. In dismissing von Braushilsch Hitler declared his intuition had led him to reserve to himself personally all essential decisions in directing the war. The British minister of information circulated extracts of an article in anti-Axis German language newspaper, Die Zeitung, published in London declaring Hitler now had changed his mind and commands of General von Bock, von Rundstedt and von Lecd and others have been confirmed and now are in charge of the new armies. The newspaper said the compromise was equivalent to an admission on Hitler's part that he needed the German,•-military- brains to conduct the war/ Amid steadily mounting reverses on the Soviet front Germany's war machine appeared to be executing a comeback in North Africa. British Middle East headquarters acknowledged that General Rommel's Libyan counter offensive which had driven the British back 150 miles in five days scored a new advance to within 16 miles of British-held Ben- gasi, on the Gulf of Sirte. _ r -„ . Jt ,.._ Tne British said General Rommel's was raging behind the lines of the f °rces suddenly veered to the west and northwest in the last 24-hours after being stalled for two days in an eastward thrust, the new assault carrying them to Regima, inland and just east of Bengasi. On the Russian front Soviet dispatches reported a 93 mile advance by Marshal Timoshenko's armie somewhere on the southwestern front along with the recapture of 90 populated places. Mrs. Olsen Home From Buying Tour ' Mrs. H. M. Olscn returned Monday from the Ft. Worth and Dallas markets where she selected new spring ready-to-wear for the Ladies Specialty Shop. Latest New York and California models were on display, and are 1| >w being shown at the Specialty Shop here Courtship Oddity T,he girl of Bondu Porpas, in southern India, takes her chosen man into .•he jungle, where she applies fire '.o his bare back. If the pain draws a yell from him, lie is rejected. Cotton '-'By the Associated l >J 'tss NEW ORLEANS March May July Oct <(' Dec Jan 19.00 19.12 19.18 19.35 19.39 19.42 NEW YORK March 18.95 May 19.07 .July 19.11 >Oct 19.14 Dec 19.17 Jan 19.20 Middling Spot 20.49. O German invaders of Russia. This man wasn't guessing, of course. He knew the locale of this war. He knew what was bound to happen sooner or later. And perhaps this explains in part why Germany's boastful dictator one day fired his generals, and weeks later, in desperation, had to take them back. Before the scourge of typhus even a dictator bows today ... as other conquerors bowed themselves off the scene in Babylon thousands of years ago. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON And If We Fight for Freedom — ? Inconspicuous, hiding like a shy violet in the crowding news columns, is a brief story that Britain and Ethiopia have completed a new agreement providing restoration of full sovereignty for that country under Haile Selassie. This is more important than the- shy little news item indicates. Have we forgotten 1935, when Mussolini invaded the helpless little country? How the League of Nations, of which " "'• ^- Churchill Gets Confidence Vote From Commons Prime Minister Says U. S. Forces Determined to Contact Germans LONDON-(/P)—The House of Commons with but one dissenting vote expressed confidence Thursday in the conduct of the war by Prime Minister Winston Churchill after he told them the U. S. was determined to close with the German foe as soon as possible. The vote was 464 to 1. "The presence of an AEF on the soil of the United Kingdom—Northern Ireland—represents the desire of th? United States that her ready troops should establish battle contact as soon as leasable," Churchill said. In a 42-minulo talk for the government Churchill also indicated the appointment of a British counterpart to the United States chief of war production, Donald M. Nelson and disclosed that Singapore had been steadily reinforced for n fight to the finish. These were the high spots of his talk: AEF in United Kingdom—"Meets the wishes of the American people and leaders of that republic that the large mass of trained and equipped troops they have in the United States should make contact with the enemv^a^ close and as soon as possible'." ,;' ''' "' •"" War production—In reference to tile appointment of Donald M, Nelson, as war production chief in the United States:—"some similar appointment must be created here." Singapore—"I cannot tell how the i Johore battle or the attack on Singapore will go, but there has been a | steady flow of reinforcements for I Lost Ditch Defenses of Singapore Oil, munitions stores hidden underground SINGAPORE ISLAND Strait of Singapore to ™ i 1 b TP*i lon ?- ran e e g un s and jungles aslhick as any in Malaya guard the approaches apore island. It is here that British forces may be able to make an indefinite stand iU ! forced back entirely off the peninsula mainland in Johore by Jap invaders. several weeks past." In behalf of his defense after three days of criticism in the House of Commons the Prime Minister said: "I offer no apologies or excuses and make no promises. I avow my confidence was never stronger than this moment and that we shall bring this conflict to an end in a manner agreeable to the interests of our country and in a manner agreeable to the future world." The area of the city of London is G77 acres; the area of greater London is 433,455 acres. Oil and Gas Filings Ethiopia was a member, protested, backed and filled, proposed sanctions, and how all the great powers (including ourselves) backed down on really putting pressure on Italy to stop? How the bloody and unequal struggle went on, with reluctant young Neapolitans driven to victory over the tatterdemalion forces of the Negus? This, 1935, was when the policy of naked aggression, begun four years before by Japan in Asia, reached Europe. Six years later, six years during which the world has known no peace, Ethiopia again becomes independent. It joins Free Syria, given last September the independence which the League promised it after World War I . The independence of these two countries is more or less nominal today and must be so while the war goes on, for neither can defend its new- won freedom under conditions of world war. Nevertheless, it is a start, a sign. What the allies must do is to magnify, multiply, and give living reality to these small portents. The best way to rally the world to a fight for freedom is to demonstrate, not merely with words, but with deeds that those of us who already fight, fight really for freedom. It is fortunate, in a sense, that the Japanese have drawn the line they drew at Pearl Harbor. The long- dreaded war of the East against the West, the brown-and-yellow peoplei (Continued on Page Six) Hempstead County January 28, 1942 Prepared by Jewclle Biirllcii W. D., Oil, Gas & Mineral Royalty, dated 1-26-42, book, page, 40 acres, 1-8 int.). George D. McClcllan, ct ux to Jamos R. Henry, NW SE Sec. 33 T. 14 S. 24 W. O & G L, dated 1-25-42, book, page, 200 acres (5 years). H. E. Murray, el ux to Gene Goff. NE NE Sec. 33; NW NW Sec. 34; SE NW; NE SW Sec. 28; NW NE Sec. 32; all in T. 13 S. Rr. 25 .; NE NW; NW NE Sec. . R. 23 W.; SW SE SE Sec. R. 25 W. 29, T. 13, W. D., dated (blank), book, page, 80 acres. B. W. Edwards, ct ux. to. U. S. A. S NW Sec. 15, T. 11, S. R. 25 W. O & G L (Assignment), dated 1-15-42 book, page, 200 acres. J. B. Yarbrough to Magnolia Oil Co. NE SE Sec. 27; S NW Sec, 16; N SW Sec. 16 all in T. 13, . R. 26 W. O & G L (Assignment), dated 1-15-42, book, page, 40 acres. J. B. Yarbrough to Magnolia Oil Co. SE SW Sec. 27, T. 13, S. R. 26 W. Q. C. D., dated 11-21-41, book, page, Nora Carrigan to A. W. Haney, E 16 ft. of NW NE Sec. 26, T. 11, S. R. 25 W. W. D., dated 1-28-42, book, page, 106 acres. A. W. Haney, et ux. to U. S. A. SW SE Sec. 23; NW NE Sec. 26; Ft. NE NW Sec. 26, all in T. 11, . R. 25 W. W. D., dated 1-28-42, book, page, 1 acre. J. T. Dotson, et ux to U. S. A. Pt. NE NW Sec. 29 T. 9, S. R. 25 W. W. D., dated 1-28-42, boolf, page, 40 acres. Reserving to R. A. Anderson '.•it int. in and to all Oil, Gas and other Minerals (Exception Recorded in Book 157 Page 623). Citizens Nat'l. Bk. of Hope, Ark., to J. J. Kennedy. NW SW Sec. 11, T. 14, S. R. 24 W. W. D., dated 1-27-42, book, page, 40 acres. Reserving to R. A. Anderson \'-t int. in and to all Oil, Gas and other minerals. (Exception Recorded in Book 157, Page 623). J. J. Kennedy, et ux. to Ncal & Ruby Odom. NW SW Sec. 11, T. 14, S. R. 24 W. O & G L (Assignment), dated 1-27-42 0book 158, Page 480, 80 acres. W. S. McKissack, et- ux, to James M. Hudson, E. NE Sec. 35, T. 14, S. R. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-28-42, book 171, page 173. T. H. Butler to C. C. Russell, W-2 of Lot 2, Block 16, College Add., Hope, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 10-20-1917, book 171, page 174, <tfl acres. B. P. Hayncs to L. W. Shepard, SE SW Sec. 3'J, T. 13 S. R. 24 W. Deed, dated 11-23-1899, filed January 29, 1942, book, page, 80 acres. Barry Huckabee to R. A. Simmons, E. NW NW; E SW NW; S'E NW Sec. 33, T 13, S. R. 24 . O & G Lease, dated 1-12-42, book, pake, 98 acres, 10 years. Jessie Rogers to Root Petroleum Co. Pt. SE SE; SW NE; Pt. NE SE; Pt. S NW NE Sec. 16, T. 13, . R. 23 W. O & G Lease, dated 1-6-42, book, page, 60 acres (Vi int.) 10 years. Mildred Anderson to C. W. Everett. SW NW; N NW SW Sec. 24 T. 14, S. R. 24. Royalty Deed, dated 1-27-42, book, pyge 525 acres (This instrument is intended to convey, and shall convey, twenty (20) Royally acres in said lands) lands situated in Nevada county. (20/4200ths. int.) R. M. LaGrone, Jr., et ux. to Lyle Moore. S% Sec. 6, T. 13, S. R. 22 W; NE'/i; E>/2 E'/2 NW'/4 Sec. 12 T. 13, S. R. 23 W. Quitclaim Deed, dated 11-22-41, book page, 20 acres. James L. Bell, et ux. to Horace E. Bell. S'.-i SEVi NE'/i Sec. 29. T. 9, S. R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-29-42, book, page, 87 acres. Horace E. Bell, et ux. to U. S. A. Pt. NW>/4 Sec. 28; PI. NW J /4 SWA Sec. 28; SVi SE»/4 NEVi; NE'A SE% Sec. 29, all in T. 9, . R. 25 W. O & G Lease, dated 1-3-42, book, page, 120 acres, 10 years. A. G. Martin, ct ux. to A. C. Taylor. NE'/i SEVi Sec. 24; EM; NWVi Sec. 25 T. 14, S. K. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-29-42, book, page, 360 acres. Claude Johnson, ct il to U. S. A. SW SE Sec. 11, T. 11, ?'. R. 25 W.; NEV 4 Sec. 14, T. U, /R. 25 W.; NE'/i SE>,4 Sec. 14, T. 11, S. R. 25 W.; WVi NWV4 Sec. 13, T. U, S. Japs Prepare for Java Drive Convoy Trying to *fush ib bottom of' •' Macassar Strait BATAVIA — (ff)— Japanese forces driving down the west coast of Borneo and the Japanese invasion fleet in Macassar strait Thursday night appeared to be clearing the way for an offensive against Java, heart of the Dutch East Indies and site of thf United Nation's southwest Pacific command headquarters. Thursday's Dutch communique reported a two-pointed Japanese thrust toward Pontianak, chief city on the west coast of Dutch Borneo, situated only 440 miles, airline, north of Batavia, launched by troops 85 miles farther north and by other forces operating out of Kuching, capital of Japanese-occupied Sarawak. From an informed source, the agency Aneta learned that the Japanese convoy in Macassar strait, despite heavy losses suffered, is trying to push farther south to (lie bottom of the trait. From here, the sources said, the convoy would separate from simulteanously attacks on the port of Banjermassin and the Celebes, capital of Macassar. (The Batavia correspondent of the London Daily Mail said despite the destruction of ships in the Japanese convoy it "is estimated to have 65 ships still afloat and carrying 150,000 troops and that it is intent on a full scale invasion fo Java.) First Pictures of Oil Field Tomorrow The Star tomorrow will publish a layout of pictures of the new oil field south of Hope, including the Barnsdall Oil company's Bond No. 1 discovery well and the crew who brought it in as"'a'big-time gusher. <*-An>;iie wishing to mail out extra copies should make reservations at The Star office, 212-14 South Walnut street, at once. No additional copies will be printed above usual requirements unless advance reservations are made, to conserve paper as much as possible. Mailing lists may be placed with the newspaper and copies will be sent out from this office. The price including postage is 60-per copy. (Continued on Page Two) Deadline on Tax Payment Saturday Last Day to Pay Final Quarter U. I. Tax LITTLE ROCK - Roland M. Shelton, Director of the Arkansas Employment Security Division, issued another memorandum to all employers in Arkansas, that Saturday, January 31, 1942, is the last day upon which they may file their reports for the fourth quarter of 1941, without penalty or interest. Mr. Shelton urged all Arkansas employers to have their reports and payments mailed to the division office in Little Rock on time to avoid penalties and interest. Mr. Shelton said, "I wish to especially remind all Arkansas employers liable under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act to file all 1941 quarterly reports with the Arkansas Employment Security Division on or before January 31, 1942, in order that they may secure full credit for State Unemployment Contributions against the Federal tax." Arkansas Flier and Wife Lost Capt. and Mrs. H. E. Fausett Said Lost at Sea LITTLE ROCK — (#)— The headquarters of the RAF Ferry command at Montreal notified Mrs. N. E. Fausett Thursday that her son, Captain Horace E. Fausett, 26, Little Rock, member of the RAF Ferry command and his wife were believed to have been lost at sea. Mrs. Fausett formerly was Miss Lolleen Campbell of El Dorado. ' Capt. Fausett last wrote relative here on January 9 that he and his wife planned to travel to Bermuda by steamer. Work Begins on Oil Highway County Starts Construction South of Patmos County Judge Fred Luck started work Thursday morning building a modern road south from Patmos to the LaFayette county line to serve the new oil field discovered a mile and a half below Hempstead county. The route due south of Patmos, following an old roadway, was decided on at a meeting of the roads committee of Hope Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. A second committee meeting attended by representatives of the oil companies, was held Wednesday; but there was no change in the original plan. The second meeting developed the fact that there will be need of several roads to the field, of which the Patmos-due-south road is simply the first. Fifteen hundred dollars cash will be needed to cover the county's out- of-pocket expense constructing the three-mile stretch from Patmos to the county line, according to Judge Luck's estimate, and John Wallace, Patmos, of Frost Lumber Industries, Inc., is chairman of the finance committee named to raise the money by Syd McMath, chairman of the chamber roads committee. The road meetings were called by Mr. McMath and Roy Anderson, president of the chamber. Japanese Move Within 30 Miles of Malaya City American Gunners Smash New Jap Assault in Philippine Fight By the Associated Press The fateful battle of Singapore raged only 30 miles away in the jungles of southern Malay Thursday and as the 'zero" approached the world awaited an answer to the mystery of the island stronghold's 400 million dollar defenses. A British communique acknowledged that Japanese vanguards had advanced within 30 miles of Johore strait which separates Singapore Island from the mainland and declared the bayonet charging Australians counter attacked and inflicted more than 200 casualties. On the Malayan east coast other Japanese columns drove to a point 40 miles northeast of Johore strait with heavy fighting reported at Ulu Sedi- li. British headquarters said imperial defense troops were in contact with the Japanese central front spearhead near Layang-Layang, a town on the main Singapore 'railrod, 30 miles above Johore strait. A mile-wide strip was being cleared along the strait' in preparation for a stand. • . r* Star Distinguishes Court Docket Names The Roy Taylor mentioned in Tuesday's municipal court report as having forfeited a ?10 bond on a drunkenness charge was not the former Hope football star, who is now a member of the Southwestern Proving Ground police force, The Star has been asked to state. Also the Ellis C. Williams of Hope route one is not the Ellis Williams whose name appeared several weeks ago on the eity court docket. El Doradoans Visit local Oil Field Tom Marlin. El Dorado attorney and former state senator, and Mr. Cox, of the Oil Well Supply company district office at El Dorado, were in Hope on business Thursday, having inspected the new oil field south of town. Curling, a national Scottish game, was introduced in the 16th century from the low countries. Argentine Man Unhurt in Crash Foreign Minister Aboard When Air Liner Falls RIO DE JANEIRO—(/P)—An airlinei carrying Enrique Ruiz Guinazu, foreign minister of Argentina and othei delegates home from the Rio de Janeiro Pan-American conferences fell into the sea Thursday but al aboard were saved. Guinazu suffered a chest injury. The accident occurred as the plane was taking off from the Rio de Janeiro airport. In the Philippines' a War Department communique said American artillery gunners smashed new headlong Japanese infantry assaults on General Douglas ' MacArthur's defense lines in Batan Peninsula, inflicting heavy and bloody losses. The department said U. S. heavy bombers carried out a third attack on the big Japanese invasion armada, trapped in the Macassar strait between Dutch East Borneo and Celebes Island, destroying a large enemy transport and setting fire to another. This presumably was. in reference to a Dutch report on Wednesday. • "Two enemy fighting planes were shot down and. a third damaged," the " communique said, "five of our bombers participated in the raid and all returned to their bases safely." 25,000 Japs Drown A Sidney, Australia, radio broadcast said 46 Japanese warships and transports carrying from 25,000 to 30,000 troops already had been sunk or damaged in a seven day battle in. the strait. U. S. compuation put the total at 36 Japanese ships sunk or damaged up to Wednesday. In Singapore battle the question paramount was: 1. Will Singapore with its air shattering 18-inch guns turned toward the sea, become another Maginot line, a defenseless shelter when attacked from the rear? 2. Or have the British erected a secret network of death trap defenses at the lower tip of the Peninsula guarding the mile-wide water barrier to Singapore from the north? Pre-war dispatches from Singapore told of giant guns so powerful that detonation would burst ear drums from 100 yards and shatter pictures on walls miles away. But as the hour of the crisis neared it remained to be seen whether the fortress—osiginally built as an impregnable defense bastion against attack by sea—may have become outmoded under modern airplane warfare. Daily Drilling Report of S. Arkansas By ARK. OIL & GAS COMMISSION McKamie (160 acre spacing) O Carter; Hanes No. 2. Elev. 297; Prep, to run 5V£ inch csg. Cornelius Unit No. 1. Running retainer and will pert. 7970-80 and test before retesting at 7255-65. Atlantic: Bodcaw No. 9. Drlg. 9315, Bodcaw No. 10. Lie C-SE bee. 32, 1723. Macedonia (80 acre spacing) Atlantic: Warnock-Brewer No. 1. Loc. C-SVi SM Sec. 15-18-21. McAlester: Brewer-Warnock No. 1. Elev. 258. Testing tyday. ftlt. Holly (40 acre spacing) Atlantic: Davis B-l. Flowing in tanks: gas-oil ratio apprx, 5000/1; 6 per cent salt wtr. Big Creek (160 acre spacing) J. W. Love: Stager No. 1. Cutting out D. P.; T. D. 6550. Midway (40 acre spacing) No report. Dorcheal (40 acre spacing) Atlantic: Pinewoods B-l. Squeeze job failed to hold; Resqueezhig. Wildcats McAlester: Jeffus No. 1. Drlg. 5736 R. F. McCracken, 83 Is Buried Wednesday R. F. McCracken, 83, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Price, 602 North Hervey, Tuesday afternoon, was buried Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Rose Hill cenv etery with Rev. W. R. Hamilton, pastotr of the First Baptist church in charge of the service. Mr. McCracken was also survived by a son, F. T. McCracken of Hope. Cranium Crackers Veteran Leaders Many statesmen and fighters of World Har II were equally active in World War I. Do you recall the major war role played by each of the following during the 1914-18 conflict. 1. Franklin D. Roosevelt. 2. Winston Churchill. 3. Marshal Philippe Petain. 4. Gen. Douglas MacArthur. 5. Adolf Hitler. Answers on Comic Page

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