Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 31, 1942 · Page 1
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Worv'd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBEk 93 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. The Weather Colder with freezing or lower temperatures Saturday night. ritish HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1942 CAP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise A«s'n PRICE 5c Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN ' Where Tribute Is Due South Main Dispatch Texarkana, where three ordnance plants are now building is having a major police problem. Among other things there > has been an epidemic of hit-and-run drivers, and the reward for information has risen to $150. All of which reminds us that Hope has been very fortunate in its police affairs the last year—and this is a pretty good time to pass around the compliments. Tho Southwestern Proving Ground -®is practically completed. It brought Infiltration Attempts of Japs Are Halted Prisoners Taken as Baton Defenders Await Expected * Push WASHINGTON -(K>)~ General Douglas MacArthur reported Saturday that his American-Philippine defenders of Balan Peninsula in the "Philippines had frustrated determined enemy attempts through their lines in hours. The War Department at infiltration the past 24 said morning communique that some Jap- •;-anese prisoners were taken. Fighting on the peninsula where fresh nnemy troops have been arriving amid indicated Japanese preparations for resumption of a large- scale offensive has been only sporadic in naturjc, the communique sajd,.yir- lltually no hostile air activity was noted. Urges Saving of Equipment Farmers Advised to Repair and Save Implements U. Hcm Pstcad county farm families using stoves made largely of iron and steel were urged Saturday by Miss Fletcher, county home demontrarion agent, to retain and repair these and other domestic cooking articles made of the same materials as a measure •of national defense. A recent order issued by OPM curtailing the use of iron and steel in the manufacture of stoves and other •domestic cooking applicances is designed to save about 58,000 tons of |^netal in the first quarter of 1942, and additional supplies can be released fr othe production of essential munitions through the voluntary reduction of civilian consumer demand, Miss Fletcher stated. Hempstead county farm families can %1-educe their purchases of iron and. steel domestic equipment, Miss Fletcher pointed out, by repairing the equipment on hand. A new grate or lining for the kitchen range or heating stove, according *jo Mrs. Ida A. Fcnton of the Univcr- "*sity of Arkansas College of Agriculture, will require very few pounds of metal as compared to that contained in a new stove, so it Is an act of patriotism to repair instead of mak- ^ing new purchases. 9 In ordering new parts, the Extension economist in home management advised, the make and the number of the stove should be included in the -order -to insure the delivery of correct parts. ' ,.| By checking equipment and placing orders for repair parts immediately, two important ends will be gained, Mrs. Fenton said. Manufacturers will be able to determine how much metal to set aside for civilian use, and house hold expenses will be reduced through ' the more efficient operation of the equipment and the prolongation of its period of usefulness. Cranium Crackers i War Dictionary From A to Z, new names arc popping into our war vocabularies with the extension of conflict around the globe. How many of , these p{accs in the war news do you recognize? 1. Aparn, Ambonia, Algeria. 2. Xamboanga, Zuetina, Zain- bales. 3. Kharkov, Kuantan, Kyushu. 4. Pontianak, Pearl Harbor, Pra| ,guc. 5. Dakar, Darwin, Davao, Derna. Answers ou Comic Pugc a peak employment of 7,000 persons, most of whom were in or around our town during 1941. Any city of 7,475 faced with such an influx can count itself lucky if it manages to half-way preserve law and order. But the weekly publication of the police court record shows that the Hope police did maintain an energetic patrol of the city throughout the boom, dealing out justice with a hard but fair hand. It seems to me that Chief F. V. Haynic and his force arc due well-earned recognition for their performance during a difficult time. Which further reminds us— South of us a new oil field is developing, and newcomers are already on our streets Oil men make themselves popular wherever they go, and each new boom finds some of them permanently settled in the town with the new discovery. Hope's recent performance during the Proving Ground construction era gives them a guarantee that this is both a good town to visit and a good town to live in. * * * Our South Main street customers may hear a loud scream tonight. Don't pay it any attention. The grapevine tells me that one of the street's best-known householders has succumbed to the cold snap and taken clown with lumbago. Last night he put a poultice on his back. Tonight may be the night they snatch the poultice off. ., And the banshee-wail of an air- raid alarm won't'have anything on a man and a poultice parting company. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON The Kanks Have Come! It is with a curious mixture of elation and anxiety that one reads the news that American troops have already landed in Northern Ireland. Wo knew we Were in the war, of course, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, when the Marines were making their stand at Wake Island, when MacArthur's Magnificents began their last-ditch defense of the Bataan Peninsula. An army in Europe, however, brings it all home with reodubled force. To the winning of the war in all areas and in every phase, we are committed. When the United States entered World War I, it was almost a month before the first destroyer units reached Quecnstown to lake up its share of the submarine war. This time they were engaged in such a task long before actual war came. The First Division sailed for France on June 14, 1917, more than two months after war came. This time American troops in the Pacific outposts were attacked as the announcement of war, have been fighting ever since, and a month and a half after war came, our troops arc in North Ireland. What is their mission we do not know, and it is right that we should not know. For any general knowledge of that mission in this country would certainly get speedily-into the hands of Hitler. It is hard, of course, for the parents and friends of the American soldiers not to know precisely whither their boys are bound. In 1917 everybody knew. There could be but one destination—France. This is another war, a strange, world-wide conflagration in which there are a dozen fronts, with American troops needed on all of them. It need not be surprising at any time to hear of American troops turning up in any one of a dozen theaters of war. There will, of course, be criticism of the sending of troops to Ireland while MacArthur needs them so badly in the Philippines, and the British and Dutch are so hard-pressed in the South Pacific. Such criticism is ill- founded. We have general assurance that such help as it is possible to send, is already on the way to those places. That is all that can wisely be announced for the present, for the sake oi' the safety of those who go. The very secrecy of the movement to Ireland, trying though it may be to those who wait at home, is the best assurance that every step was taken to insure the soldiers' safety. No American can greet this news without a spontaneous urge to dig a little deeper, work a little harder, resolve a little more firmly that these American soldiers shall be backed to the hilt with every possible support from the home front. Olive Oil The United States, during the second quarter of 1940, imported 9,160,882 pounds of sulphured olive oil, and 2,335,019 pounds of other edible olive Front Appears Stabilized in Northern Africa British Troops Ousted From Ben- gasi Rejoin Main Army Forces CAIRO -(/P)_ The British Middle hast command said Saturday there was no change to report in the situation around Bengasi but columns of the Seventh Indian Brigade, ousted by the Axis detachments of General Er- wm Rommel from about that Libyan port, had rejoined the main British vacuate Malaya ^^ m ^^. • A ~~ ~ " ~~~ ~~ ~ O forces. 'In the Msus area (70 miles south- cast of Bengasi) our mobile columns continued throughout the day to engage enemy whose patrols again withdrew n making contact," the commun- ique said. RAF Strikes Back ROME (Frim Italian Broadcast) — (/!')— The Italian high command announced Saturday that British forces in Libya were continuing to retreat under heavy Axis pressure and declared the scene of battle was being steadily extended. "We are maintaining frequent contact with the enemy," the command said and also reported that Axis bombers heavily blasted British troops concentrations and communication lines. However, the Italians acknowledged that the RAF was striking back sharply at advancing Axis forces. Red Losses Big; Nazis Say BERLIN —(From German Broadcast by AP)—German, Italian, Rumanian and Slovak troops cooperating on the east front again inflicted heavy losses on the Russians the Ger- man'high command Said'Saturday. Police Station Funds Approved President's Approval announced by Rep. Harris Congressman Orcn Harris telegraphed The Star from Washington Saturday as follows: "Am happy to inform you that the president has today approved the Work Projects Administration (WPA) project for the construction of a police radio broadcasting station near Hope. The Arkansas State Police Commission is the sponsor." The district state police station, from which the short-wave broadcasting will be conducted, is now under construction on U. S. 67 just north of the Missouri Pacific railroad overpass on the east side of Hope. John P. Vesey, Hope, is chairman of the State Police Commission. General Douglas MacArthur Fills Filipino Defenders With His Own Fighting Spirit, Believes in Them Says Thai Would Welcome Allies Envoy to U. S. Holds Countrymen Wants Aid By MILTON BRONNEIt NAE Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON-British and Chinese troops coming through Burma to attack the Japs in Thailand will be welcomed by the Thailanders as the Norwegians welcomed the British Commandos. Thailand's government, or parts of it, may have been forced to acquiesce to Japanese occupation, but the common people hate their new masters. As much as they dare, they often show their contempt by applying insulting terms to them that are right out of the Axis' own book of words. Authority for this is Mon Rujaw- ongse Seni Pramoj, the dapper little Thailand Minister to the United States, who speaks English with the accent expected of a man who is a brilliant graduate of Oxford University. "You perhaps remember," said the Minister, "that the Germans have an epithet quite more brutal than anything decent Americans use. It is the contemptuous 'schweinhund'—literal- ly 'pig dog.' Well, our people, I am informed have not matched that. Thai Inflections Vary Word Meanings "They are enabled to do so, to their own satisfaction and to the mystification of the invaders, because ours is a very difficult language. The same (Continued on Page Four) Finds Scoffed-at Faith Justified by Their Stand Against Japs Although deprived of much of the training Gen. MacArthur had planned {or them, his Filipino troops battle the Japanese invad ers with thrilling tenacity, courage and boldness. Gen. MacArthur is not surprised. He always said they would be there in the pinch. Hiii frantic race against time and official indifference in the Philippines is described in the article below, detailing the spectacular career which has made MacArthur one of the most colorful, as well as the "fightingest" soldiers in American history. By TOM WOLF NEA Service Staff Correspondent One night in the late 'Thirties, a tired guest on the fourth floor o£ the fashionable Manila Hotel stirred restlessly in his bed. The unceasing sound of footsteps in the penthouse apartment directly above was keeping him awake. He snapped on the light, looked at his watch. Two a. m. He picked up the house phone, indignantly asked the clerk: "Doesn't that guy upstairs know what time it 'That guy upstairs"—Douglas MacArthur, Field Marshal of the Philippine Army—knew only too well what time it was. He knew not only the hour of day, but the hour of history. Time, precious time in which to make the Philippine Islands secure, was fleeting. So he was working, striding up and down, as was his habit, through the long expanse of his living room, lined with books and autographed photographs of former army buddies. As he worked he occasiorially.'look- ed out his window at the lights olink'- ing in the harbor below Manila Bay. There was a name to conjurq with in American history. Manila Bay—start of the chain of events that was to give these islands the independence that he was now working to enable them to defend. Believed Implicitly in Philippines It was he who believed most stubbornly that they could be defended. His old and good friend, Philippine President Quezon had put the question to him bluntly: "Are the islands defensible?" That's a relative question, MacArthur had said. Nothing is defensible against any possible combination of forces. But, he said, the Philippines can be made so strong that the cost of conquest would exceed any economic justification for trying to conquer them. MacArlhur's belief in the Philippines' defensibility was bolstered by his determination to defend them. This sprang in part from his Philippine background and his love of the Filipinos. More than that, he saw their importance to the U. S. "While not the door to the Pacific, or even the lock of the door of the Pacific, they are truly the key which turns the lock which opens the door to the Pacific," he had said. He wanted that key kept away from America's enemies. When MacArthur went to the island as military advisor to the Philippine Army in 1936, defense forces there numbered about 10,000—Philippine Scouts and Constabulary. His was a 10-year plan to make the islands strong enough to preserve their independence by the time they won it—1946. He would raise a conscript army of 40,000 a year, bring a 10-year total of 400,000. These men, trained at the model West Point he established on the islands, equipped with planes and given sea protection with a fleet of motor torpedo boats, would do the trick, he thought. He worked ceaselessly to build this defense. Despite the hard work, life in Manila was pleasant for MacArthur. In 1937 he had married for the second time. His wife was the former Jean Marie Faircloth, of Murfreesboro, Tenn The MacArthurs had one son, now four years old, named Arthur after the General's father. In Murfreesboro, they think of Gen. Douglas MacArthur as Jean Marie Faircloth's husband. They call him "Die General," 'because that's the way Jean Marie refers to her husband when writing of him to friends. These friends were long worried over the whereabouts of Mrs. MacArthur. When the war broke out, she was living in Manila, now occupied by the Japanese. But recently her aunt, Mrs. Mario Beard Glenn, of Louisville, Ky., said that Secretary of State Hull had notified her tiat Mrs. MacArthur and the boy were safe in the Philippines. Exact location of their haven was not revealed. Mrs. MacArthur's brother, Cameron Fairchild, Nashville, Tcnn., bread company executive, and for that matter the people of Murfreesboro, have never seen General MacArthur. Even Jean Marie has not visilsd home since (Continued on page four) These young Filipino soldiers are pictured during the training that was all too short before war's blow fell _jWute your history in red on the breasts of your enemy," Gen. MacArthur told them. Today, they aw, dolnj Hempstead County January 30, 1942 Prepared by Jewelle Bartlett Takes 14 Shells to Sink Tanker Thirty Survivors of Roschester Land, 3 Killed NORFORK, Va. — (A>)— A story of bum shooting on the part of German crewmen was told by 30 sur- j Sec yivors of the tanker Rochester when ' NE'A "sec/20 all'in T.'lVs., R;.' Tlinv l-lnrJaj-l C^J,,,,J.,,. ,,i Jl... 1 I _ ' v * Oil and Gas Filings mpstead Countv 0 — O. & G. Lease, dated 1-6-42, book, page, 106 acres, 10 years. Hollis Stults to Harry L. Elam & Gene Goff. WV4 SEV-i; Ft. SE'/ 4 SE>/4 Sec. 15, T, 14 S., R. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-28-42, book, page, 118.82 acres. G. G. Davidson, et ux to Joseph H. O'Steen. E'/2 NW'A 21; Pt. SWVi NWVi; Pt. SE'A they landed Saturday operating base here. at the naval The tanker was sunk in broad daylight off the Virginia coast on Friday. The 6.836 ton tanker, riding light, was torpedoed without warning. Tho submarine pierced the aft portion of the ship with two torpedoes and fired 13 shells at the hulk The first hit the engine room and trapped three of the crew there. Captain A. L. Chirk said the three men were killed instantly by the explosion and by escaping live steam. New Pastor at 1st Christian Rev. Millard W. Baggett Opens Ministry Sunday The congregation of First Christian church will hear •the initial sermon of their new pastor, the Rev. Millard W. Baggett, at the 10:50 o'clock morning service this Sunday. The Rev. Mr. Baggett will speak on "Life's First Lesson." The night service will begin at 7:30 o'clock. Sunday school meets at 9:45 a. m. The Rev. Mr. Baggett was welcomed at a dinner given by the congregation Thursday night in the church social room. Governor Adkins Is Visitor Here Friday Governor Homer M. Adkins was a Hope visitor Friday, calling on U. S. Senator Lloyd Spencer; Colonel D. C. Cabell, commanding officer of the Southwestern Proving Ground; and Municipal Judge W. Kendall Lcmlcy. Warranty Deed, dated 12-7-40, book 171, page 181. R. M. LaGrone, et ux to Oliver Lloyd. North 50 acres of S'/fe NW'A Sec. 5, T. 14 S., R. 25 W. O. £ G. Lease, dated 1-21-42, book, pa,ge, 40-3/4 acres, 10 years. J. W. Martin, el ux to Jas. L. Grizzard Pt. NE'/4 SW/4; SE'/ 4 SWVi Sec. 25, T. 13 S., R. 25 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-24-42, book, page, 70 acres, 10 years. D. M. Brown, et ux to Jas. L. Grizzard. Pt. VfVz SW'A See. 36, T. 13 S., R. 25 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-27-42, book, page, GO acres, 10 years. R. L. Bish, et ux to Jas. L. Grizzard. NE'/4 SWVi; W'/i; SEVi SW'A Sec. 35, T. 13 S, R 25 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-29-42, book, page 60 acres, 10 years. R. W. McCormack, ct ux, Jas. L. Grizzard. Pt. NWVi SE'A; SW'A SE'A Sec. 30, T. 13 S., R. 24 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-30-42, book, page, 102 acres, 10 years. R. A. Johnson, et ux to Jas. L. Grizzard. SWVi SE'A; SEVi Sec. 26; Pt. SW'A SWVi Sec. 25, T. 13 ., R. 25 W. Quitclaim Deed, dated 11-4-41, book, page, 7 acres. E. S. Monroe to Clyde Mitchell. Pt. NEVi SE'.i Sec. 28, T. 11 S., R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-24-42, filed for record January 31, 1942, book, page 82 33.100 acres. H. M. Stephens, et ux to M. B. Davis. W 1 -* SWVi Sec 30, T. 10 S., R. 23 W. O. Si G. Lease, dated 1-19-42, book, page, 36 acres, 10 years. Kate V. Nations, ct al to Gene Goff. Pt. NWVi SE'A Sec. 33 T. 13 S., R. 25 W. Royalty Deed, dated 12-30-41, book, page, 115'.-! acres (2 920 int.). Thomas M. Green, ct ux to Howard Waddle. Pi. SVi SEVi Sec. 33; Pt. NEVi SE^i Sec. 33, T. 14 S., R. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 12-8-41, book 171, page 183, 9 acres. Thomas G. Stewart, ct ux to J. L. Eley, et us Pt. SWVi NWVi Sec. 20, T. 9 S., R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-3-42, book, page, 1,000 acres. John R. Riley, et ux to Mary Josephine McKnight. SW!i SEVi Sec. 28; SV- NEVi; SWVi SWVi SV 2 SEVi SWV 4 ; Sec. 33; W% SW/4 ec. 34 all in T. 11 ., R. 26 W. 420 acres. EV6 NWV 4 ; NWVi NWVi; NV4 SW'/4 NWVi; NV4 SW'A; SEV 4 SWA; WVfc SEVi Sec. 3; N% NE'A; SE'/ 4 NEVi; NM> NWVi; SEVi NW'A Sec. 4 all in T. 12 S., R. 26 W. 580 acres. Quitclaim Deed, dated, book, page, 40 acres. R. E. DeLaughter, et al to Lee Johnson. WV4 NEV 4 SWV 4 Sec. 10, T. 10 S., R. 25 W. 20 acres; NWV 4 SWVi Sec. 10, T, 10 S., R. 25 W. 40 acres; SEVi NWVi Sec. 10, T. 10 S.j R 25 W. 40 acres. Warranty Deed, dated 1-27-42, book, page, 100 acres. Lee Johnson, et ux to U. S. A. SE>/ 4 NWVi; W'/j NE'/ 4 SWVi NWVi SWVi Sec. 10, T. 10 S'., R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 12-13-41, book page. H. W. Trimble, et ux to T. F Emit!). SWVi SWVi Sec. 32 T. 10 S R. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-21-42, book, page. Arthur McClellan, et ux to Sleetie Matin Walker Monroe, et al. All our undivided (1-3) interest in SE'A SE'A, Pt. SW'A SE'A; Pt. NWVi SEVi all in Sec. 24, T. 14 ., R. 25 W. Fannie Martin McClellan shall receive (1-3) interest from oil and gas during her lifetime. Small Causeway to Singapore Island Blasted Burma Road Also Threatened as British Quit Moulmein in Burma By the Associated Press Britain suffered two grave reverses m war in the far Pacific Saturday as Imperial defenses of Malaya fell back onto Singapore Island and far to the north British troops evacuated strategic Moulmein, across the bay from Rangoon, Burma. Burma is the gateway to the vast treasure house of India, also vital to China as the "backdoor" of the Burma road, lifeline of China war supplies. "Our troops withdrew over the Selween river after removing all stores and equipment," a bulletin said adding that heavy casualties were inflicted on the Japanese. The Salween river empties into the Gulf of Martaban at Moulmein, 100 miles east across the Gulf of Rangoon. Leave Ghost City Japanese dispatches said Moulmein had been left virtually a ghost city.' With the collapse of British resistance on Malaya peninsula Singapore authorities destroyed the causeway to the mainland and called on every man to battle the Japanese siege armies until help can come. Thrown back 350 miles in two months of bloody jungle fighting the outnumbered Australian, British and Indian Imperial troops retired to the 400 million dollar island fortress under cover of darkness it was announced officially. , / "The battle of Malaya .has come to an end and the battle for Singapore ' ,has ; *tai;ted,'4 JC.1 -Gen,: A,. E^lercivsl,J British commander in Malaya announced tersely. ^ ,,, "Today we stand beleaguered in our island fortress." Seize Mainland Reservoir Japanese front line dispatches said Mikiado's armies had seized control of the mainland water reservoir serving the island of Singapore. There seem's little immediate danger, however, that Singapore like Hong- kong, would be forced to surrender because of water shortage with dense water catching jungles blanketing the northwest section of the island. Singapore also has two big impounding reservoirs as wells and hidden underground supplies. The question of reinforcements for the beleaguered island colony was obscured by secrecy. Prime Minister Churchill said Friday that fresh troops and war supplies already had arrived in Malaya and others were enroute and London and San Francisco reports said large allied convoy carrying troops and war supplies had escaped attacks by 60 Japanese planes when rainstroms broke over the ships. The time of the incident was not given. British headquarters said the Japanese made little effort to interfere with the overnight withdrawal to the island. Lafayette County ...Jan. 29, 1912 Prepared by Mrs. Eunice Triplett, Lewisville, Arkansas Royalty Deed: 1/64 Int., book R-7, page 240, dated Jan. 23, 1942, recorded Jan. 29, 1942. Harlie L. Clark and wife to R. W. Fair. W% of NWVi of Sec. 3, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1.128 Int. Book R-7, page 243, dated Jan. 27, 1942, recorded Jan. 29, 1942. J. S. Maryman and wife to H. L. Lester et al. NVz of NEV 4 of Sec. 5. 19 S., Rge 23 West. Royalty Deed: 1 256 Int., book R-7, page 244, dated Jan. 22, 1942, recorded Jan. 29, 1942. Gene Goff and wife to H. R. Stroube. NWVi and WV4 of NEi/4 of Sec. 15, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1. 256 Int. Book R-7, page 245 ,dated Jan. 27, 1942, recorded Jan. 29, 1942. R. A. S'tacey and wife to Gilbert S. Johnson, Jr. NVi of Sec. 13; SVz of NEVi and N% of SEV4 and NEVi of SWy 4 of See. 14; NVi of NEV 4 of ec. 9; all in Twp 15 S., Rge 24 West. Notice of Lis Pendens:, dated Jan. 28, 1942, filed Jan. 28, 1942. D. L. McDonald vs. B. R. Cason, et al. To enforce contract for oil and gas lease covering the N of SVi of Sec. 6, Twp. (Continued on page four) Hope Wins Pair From Camden Local Junior, Senior Teams Score Easy Victories Led by Captain Jimmy Simms the Hope high school basketball team easily defeated the Panthers at Camden Friday night by a 41 to 22 score. Leading 19 to 12 at the halftimc period the Bobcats' brilliant passing in the third quarter put them in front 29 to 14. Hope missed only one free toss while the Camden squad sunk half of 20 charity tosses. Green and McCullough also stood out for the Bobcats. Setting the pace for the seniors the Hope juniors defeated the Camden juniors 27 to 21 in the opening contest. Thomas of Hope was high scorer with 13 while Blount and Smead led the Camden team. Cobb, Cumbie and Elmore also stood out for Hope. Now He Knows PONCA CITY, Okla.-W-A Poqca City youth, thinking he would tease his mother .telephoned the family home and when she answered asked for "the head of the house. hesitation, back "This is she." came the Without answer: To remove chewing gum from anything, rub the surface with alcohol.

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