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Worvd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 96 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated Jonuary 18, 1929. Star The Weather Rain in the east and south Wednesday afternoon and in the east Wednesday night, mild temperatures and cooler in the northwest portion Wednesday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1942 • f * . - • •• __ i _ — _ - -- - * --..'... '"• "ii i i - -.-. - - — - -_ . . __ ' " I • —•-•» »^ «~*•« • —r • I *~T M* l\ir-ii •-••*—»..wn.u r > COS * '"'• ' _ (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise A»'n PRICE 5c COPY Waveil Says Help Comina ~~ ~~~ ' ' ^^^^^^ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor • ALEX. H. WASHBURN City Moves for Defense Housing Trosh on Our No. 1 Highway , c f^ f l e u many T 1011 ^ 5 ond man y surveys Dame Rumor tells us that Hope is about to get a Defense Housing project Nothing in the way of an official announcement, mind you but the circumstancial evidence is very strong. British Abandon Derna in Fifty Mile Retreat » ci ' However, Axis Hove e Yet to Contact Main British Army a in Libya LONDON-(/I>j—British forces have abandoned Dern.-i, falling back 5(1 miles in two days on the coastal flank in Libya, a British military commentator declared Wednesday. *£his was his interpretation of a Cairo communique which said imperial rearguards completed movement from the last coveted positions about the port northeast of Bengasi and 95 miles west of Tobruk, and had re- ^•ned the main British columns. He would not say there was ground for optimism in Libya but called the situation extraordinary in that the right flank of the British line had fallen back while the left flank, made up of mobile columns, still wa, '4,'erisive "far out' in tlie 'deserf irPV-.i. Msus area around the bend of the Gulf of Sirte, about 120 miles southwest of Derna. "I interpreted the communique to mean that an Indian division left Derna, presumably in a pivotal move- v^nt in a southeast direction to join with the main body," he said. Main British forces in Libya were declared, however, not yet to have clashed with the Axis assault troops which now have pushed almost two- tturds of the way from El Agheila, ru'gh water mark of the British westward drive, to the starting point on the Egyptian frontier. Action so far has only involved patrols, the British said. Authoritative sources declared thai ij'e pick of German LT-Boat commanders and crews had been shifled to the Mediterranean to help guard the flow of reinforcements to General Rommel's North African army. 'Restricts Area for Axis Aliens * Aliens Must Stay at Home From * 9 p. m. to 6 a. m. WASHINGTON-W>)— Attorney Biddie Wednesday designated as an area of sharply movements for Germans, t Italians and Japanese nationals the '{ E'jilifornia coast from Oregon border '} JTjulh to a point 50 miles above Los 11 Angeles and running inland from 30 i( to 150 miles. The order is effective February 24. After that date enemy aliens in thai area must remain in residences from '$,:>. m. to 6 a. m. and all other times must be at home, in the places of employment or en route between the two. Internment is the penalty for violation. * Manila is the famous ~~.-..~...~.. which was moved piecemeal from Bel gium to the Philippines. Cranium Crackers Winter Brides Cupid's had a busy winter joining the famous of stage, screen and sociely in wedlock. How many .pf these recent marriages have "you heard about? 1. A famous fan dancer married a cowboy and the oomph girl married a sceren leading man. Who are they? 2. What young society girl mar- J.ried Uic son of the "broccoli king"? 3. A film star from Ireland married a Hollywood dialogue director. Who are they? 4. One of the "Four Daughters" is now Mrs. Bud Mestmore. What 'fV her maiden name? 5. Two stage-screen comedians were recently married to girls from Die Broadway .stage. Who are they? Answers ou Comic ' George Wittenberg, Little Rock architect, told the city council Tuesday night he had just come from Conway, where contracl was lei Tuesday afternoon for 50 Defense Housing units, and he was under Ihe impression that other 100-pcr-cent-fcd- eral projects are pending for Malvern, Hope and El Dorado. The mayor and the council therefore set up a Local Authorily as a sort of insuarncc lhal whatever project may be ordered in here will be counseled and directed by a local "Toup. The fact is thai Hope has an immediate shortage of bousing, due, first '- Southwestern Proving Ground construction, and, second, lo the incoming oil people following the Barns- dull wildcat gusher. wants to speculate on "ghost .„.. but a restricted amount of federal construction, set apart for defense workers, will go a long way toward solving our immediate pro- In the long run private con- sn will catcli up with our housing problem. These arc two separate programs, and I think Mr. Wittenberg's remarks before the council Tuesday night did a lot lo remove the suspicion thai a Federal Housing project, of reasonable size, will conflicl wilh the interests of private housing. Meanwhile, Hope has set up the necessary local organization to handle the federal project if and when it is nctunlly ordered in here. A Hope woman telephoned The Star Tuesday afternoon to make a complaint thai was hard lo believe. She said somebody had dumped lin cans and other trash along the righl- of-way on U. S. 67 just west of the city limits. Your correspondent took a run out there, and what she says is true. Trash is scattered along the north side of the road about half a mile west of Luck's Tourist Camp. There is a state law against dumping garbage on any state highway— and this has in the past been strictly enforced at least on the federal highway system through Arkansas. This is a memorandum to the state police to get busy and find Ihe culprit who did lhat job just wesl of town. Also, a memorandum to the State Highway Department to have the mess cleaned up. U. S. 67 is a clean-looking highway on the approaches to Hope. We waul to keep it that way. This newspaper has particular interest in the matter. Some years ago we invested several hundred dollars—matched by the City of Hope—in planting American Elm trees on cither side of the highway, on both the east and wosl approaches to Hope. Let's make an example of lhat garbage-dumper that he won't soon forget. By WILLIS THORNTON Jumping Up and Down Doesn't Help No sitiuition is more trying to the soul of man than lo be helpless to prevent the destruction of something one loves; to watch a catastrophe as one sometimes does in dreams when one cannot lift a finger lo avert it. This sort of situation requires courage and steadfastness. Wo have to show it now. General MacArthur's men in the Philippines are showing a courage and skill seldom equaled in military annals. Against heavy odds they have injected so much hope into a hopeless situation thai il seems lhal help might even bring them victory. Every cries "Gel them thai help, One of the churches destroyed in ;-• "'" . s Sebastian church *>mch°vv! For j^c no), charged with - • military responsibility, it is easy to , cry out, "Why isn't something done?" That is jumping up and down. That is hand-wringing. It does precisely no good, and it may do a great deal of harm. One U. S. senator cries out that if the expedition sent to Ireland had only been sent "across the Pacific" it would have been much better. Does he imply that the sending of a few thousand troops to Ireland actually prevented the War Department from sending as many troops to the Pacific as shipping facilities, convoys, and Japanese blockade permit? The question answers itself. There are plenty of troops in the country. The number that can be sent to the. Pacific is limited, not by the number I sent to Ireland, but by factors of j transport, convoy, and the naval sit-' uation in the Pacific. Another senator cries, "I am sincerely hopeful that someone is thinking of gelling assistance to the forces fighling in the Far East." That is really below the belt. Would Local Defense Housing Group Is Authorized City Sets Up Local Authority to Handle Any Future Project The City of Hope set up n Local Authority under the U. S. Housing Authority to handle any Defense House porjecl that may be authorized hore, at Tuesday night's meeting of the city council and mayor. Following a discussion of Defense Housing by George Wittenberg, Little Rock architect, the mayor and the council unanimously adopted the necessary resolution setting up n Local Authority. As Mr. Wittenberg explained, creation of the Local Authority does not necessarily mean that there will be a Defense Housing project here. The Local Authority is created simply to handle such a project, if and when it is ordered here by the federal government, he said. The Little Rock architect, who had been asked to appear in Hope by the U. S. Housing Authority regional office at Fort Worth, said he had just come from Conwny, where contract was let Tuesday afternoon for n 50- unit Defense Housing project (25 duplexes) at a cost of approximately ?148,000. Larger projects have been set up in Little Rock and Tcxarkana Three Cities Likely Mr. Wittenberg said it was hu; belief that Defense Housing would appear at an early date in Malvern, Hope and El Dorado, and that creation of a Local Authority in each city was advisable.^ He said Defense Housing is paid for'entirely by the federal government, but it is the practice of the government to consult with a Local Authority and to leave actual management largely in the hands of said authority, if such' an organization exists prior to the time a Defense Housing project is set up. Mr. Wittenberg pointed out a vital difference between the former federal housing setups, such as Title Six, and the new Defense Housing program. Formerly, he said, the government assumed 90 per cent of the cost of construction, and took as security the property—but the property entered into commercial competition with all other housing. Defense Housing Under the Defense Housing setup, Mr. Wittenberg continued, this is changed. The government pays the whole bill, Also, the government does its own selecting of sites and handles its own construction. And the Defense Housing project is tax free. But, on the other hand, he said, the use of Defense Housing is absolutely restricted to workers on Defense projects, relieving other housing for the use of ordinary commercial workers, and giving some assurance that the government-paid-for project will not come into direct competition with private housing investments. Mr. Wittenberg said the Fort Worth regional office stands ready to send an attorney here for any special work that may be necessary should a project he sot up. The procedure following the council's ratification of the resolution setting up a Local Authority is for Mayor Albert Graves to name a hoard of five persons who will constitute the Authority. The mayor will designate one of the five as chairman. From there on, the hoard "takes over." The board will have authority to hire an attorney and an executive director, the latter to be a paid administrative official, should the size of any future housing project established here justify this move. Mayor Graves had the matter of naming the five board members under advisement Wednesday and said he will announce them at a later date. U. S. Freighter Sunk by Sub off East Coast Forty Survivors Land in Maryland, Two Crewmen Lose Lives LEWES, Del.—(/P)—The freighter San Gil owned by the United Fruit company was torpedoed and shelled by an enemy submarine off the Maryland coast about midnight Tuesday night with the loss of two lives it was disclosed with the landing of survivors here Wednesday. Thirty-nine members of the crew and one passenger were saved. Four of the crew were injured. The ship was struck first by a torpedo on the port side an official spokesman of the Fourth Naval District announced. Two members of the crew were apparently killed in the explosion. The crew launched two lifeboats and the submarine shelled the ship. All but four of the 15 shells hit the target. , A second torpedo struck the ship as it sank. A coast guard cutter picked up the survivors after they spent seven hours in the lifbeoat. The captain of the ship praised the radio operator who he said rigged up an antenna and sent several SOS signals after the radio equipment had been jammed. State Colleges Adopt Slogan New Organization Formed Recently at Little Rock ARKADELPHIA — "Arkansas colleges for Arkansas students'" is the slogan of the newly organized Arkansas Association of College Presidents, which was formed at a meeting in Little Rock Monday, Dr. J. R. Grant, president of Ouachita College, who was named chairman of the association, said here Wednesday in an interview with representatives of the press. "Representatives of colleges in the North and the East have found Arkansas a fertile field for their propaganda, but now they are finding it more difficult to fool the Arkansas people," Dr. Grant said. "It is not necessary for students to leave Arkansas, since they can not find almost any course they may bo interested in, in our own colleges. "We arc determined that Arkansas colleges be strengthened so as to be second to none." Dr. Nolan Irby, president of Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, was elected secretary. Other college heads attending the organization meeting were: Marvin Bankston, Slate A. and M. College, Monticello; J. W. Hull, Arkansas Polytechnic College, Russellvillc; V. C. Kays, Arkansas State College, Jonestaoro; Dr. Mail Ellis, Henderson State Teachers College, Arkadelphia; George S. Benson, Harding College Searcy; Dr. J. H. Reynolds, Hendrix College, Conway; and Dr. Wiley Lin Hurie, College of the Ozarks, Clarksville. Thc^ college presidents decided: 1. To make no change in the basic requirements for degrees, requiring the usual four-year courses for the bachelor's degree, but to make an exception in the case of seniors who are drafted for military service dur- (Continued on Page Two) O/7 and Gas Filings (Continued on Page Two) Hempstead County February 4, 1942 Prepared by Jewelle Burtlctt Royalty Deed, dated 2-3-42, filed 2-3-42. Leo Robins, et ux to C. E. Baker. NW>/ 4 SW'A Sec. 29; NE% SEU Sec. 30, Pi. SEVj NE'/ 4 Sec. 30 all in Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. 82 acres. It is the intention for the grantor to convey 10 royalty acres. . Warranty deed, dated 2-2-42, filed 2-3-43. F. Y. Trimble, et al to Henry Muldrow & James Muldrow. Lot Six (G), Block Two (2), Geen Oaks Add.. Hope, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 2-3-42, filed 2-3-42. R. M. LaGrone, et ux to Dwight Odom. WVi NWi,4 SE% Sec. 3, Twp. 14 S., Rgc. 24 W. 20 acres. Reserving and excepting an undivided one half C-j) interest in and to all oil, gas and mineral rights. O. & G. Lease, elated, filed 2-3-42, 80 acres, 10 yews. C. P, Jones, et a' to L. R. Baker, i-t ux. S',!. SE'.i See 2G, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. O Assignment O. & G. Lease, dated 1-30-42, filed 2-3-42. L. R. Baker, el ux lo Clyde O. Eastus. SM> SEVi Sec 36 Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. Royalty Deed, dated 2-3-42, filed 2-3-42. Roy M. Rogers, el ux lo C. H. Locke, el all SEV 4 NEVi Sec. 7, Twp 13 S., Rge. 23 W. (^ int.). Royally Deed, daled 1-30-42, filed 2-4-42, 40 acres, (10 acre int.) BriaiH Williams, el ux lo A. G. Griffin SVz SWVi NE'/i; S'.i SEV 4 NEVi Sec 36 Twp. 14 S., Rge. 25 W. Royally Deed, daled 1-31-42, filod 2-4-42, 40 acres. (10 acres int.). A. G. Griffin, et ux to Guy J. Stumpff. SVi SWVi NE',:,; SVi SEV 4 NEV 4 Sec 36, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 25 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-16-42, filed 2-4-42. 40 acres, 10 years. Eric Hollis, el ux to William C. Nolen. SEVi SEV 4 Sec, 13, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-24-42, filed 2-4-42, 120 acres, 10 years, $900 cash. Victoroa Foster, et al to J. K. Wadley. (Continued on Page Two) Units of U. S. Pacific Fleet in Action Japanese Bomb Indies Bases Object of Attacks Fall Short of Mark BATAVIA—(/P)—A massive Japanese bombing fleet attempting to smash Soerabaja, the United Nation's chief base of operations in the Dutch Indies, fell short of the mark, the Indies command announced Wednesday while a secondary naval base of Amboina Dutch troops were still battling a Japanese landing force (The Tokyo radio as heard in Berlin Wednesday claimed Japanese occupation of Amboina—G35 miles north of Soerabaja and flanking Allied sea- borne supply routes completely.) The attack on Soerabaja carried out Tuesday by 70 to 80 Japanese bombers with heavy fighter escort and the Indies.? command said the raiders inflicted considerable losses on the Dutch interceptor planes. But the raid caused only slighl damage to Socrnbiija's military objectives according to a communique released through the news agency Ancta while the defending planes and anti-aircraft units took a toll of eight Japanese fighters and two bombers. Dutch plane losses were offset somewhat by the event that some pilots parachuted to safety. The Dutch reported that in addition to continued resistance at Amboina where still no decision was apparent their forces were putting up a battle in the vicinity of Balik Papan, rich oil center, whose installations were wrecked well in advance of Ihe Japanese invasion. House Adopts Added Funds in Navy Bill WASHINGTON —(/P)— The house agreed Wednesday to accept a senate increase in the navy appropriations bill boosting Ihe lolal lo $26,495,265,474, the largest in history. Tlie report then went to the senate for approval. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS March May July October December January NEW YORK March May .. July October December January Middling spot 19.87. Close . 18.35 . 18.48 ,. 18.62 . 18.80 . 18.87 .. 18.91 .. 18.35 .. 18.47 ,...-8.58 .. 18.63 . 18.70 .. 18.75 —(NEA Telephotos Passed by U. S. Censor] Above is the first picture of one ofthcU.S. Navy's offensive patrol forces "somewhere in the Pacific." The aircraft carriers two-forward batteries of turret guns let go a salvo at n target towctl by destroyers several thousands distant. While seeking Axis sea, air and underea craft marksmanship is kept at a peak by the practice. Below, a Navy dive bomber anti air gun pointing, circling her carrier during actual patrol, not maneuvers, in tlie Pacific. Planes dot the carrier's aft deck; forward deck is clear. Beaverbrook Is Production Boss British Create Post Similar to That of Nelson LONDON — W) — Prime Minister Churchill created the new cabinet post of minister of war production Wednesday, as assignment aimed at peak cooperation between the United States and Britain and intruded it lo Lord Beaverbrook. The new posl parallels the office held by Donald M. Nelson in the United States. Beaverbrook was succeeded as minister of supply by Sir Andrew Rao Duncan, until now the president of the board of trade. The assignments did not include Sir Ctafford Cripps, former Brilish ambassador lo Moscow who il had been predicted would be named lo H cabinel posl which "will come as a complete surprise." Praising Lord Beaverbrook in n review of Ihe war lo the house of commons last week Churchill said Britain was producing twice as many and far more complicated guns than it did in Uie peak of 1917 and 1918. "Tank production had doubled and aircraft has steadily increased in number and size and quality," Churchill said. Famous Choir Comes to Hope Group to Sing at Methodist Church February 8 Paul MacCollin, leader of tlie Morii- ingsiclc College Choir which will sing in Hope on February 8 al 8:15 p. m. under the auspices of the Firsl Methodist Church Choir in the Firsl Methodist Church, at one lime planned to be an engineer. Although he possesed a background of early musical training having begun ihi? study of the piano at the age of six under his father who was a professional musician and teacher, Mr. MacCollin leaned toward the engineer(Continued on Page Two) County Men to Face Charges Pair Released to Nevada Sheriff Following Arrest Police here announced the arrest early Wednesday morning of Lee H. Martin and James I. Martin of southern Hempstead county in connection with the robbery of a store near Ros- slon recently. The pair was turned over to Sheriff Ward of Nevada county and carried back lo Prescolt where they were charged with burglary and grand larceny. State, city police made the arrest. W.&L Workers Get Wage Hike Council Votes Ten Per Cent Increase to Employes The city council Tuesday night voted a ten per cenl increase in wages for all employes of the Hope Waler and Lighl plant. The group adopted a resolution accepting a grant of $65,000 from the federal government for improvements at the municipal plant. The improvements call for a new deep well and a large reservoir. A report from the fire department listed 37 fires inside the city during the month of January with tolal less of $689 of which $500 was losl when a negro house was completely destroyed January 31. Twenty-four of tlie fires were grass. Chief F. V. Haynic released the following report for January police activities: Arrests 195 Convictions 143 Dismissed 12 Released 3 Pending 41 Fines assessed $1266.00 Fines collected 1045.50 Fines suspended 25.00 Fines served 80.00 Fines worked out on street 165.50 Assures Forces in Far East of Reinforcements Jap Bombers Blast Anew at Singapore, Other Pacific Bases By the Associated Press General Sir Archibald Waveil, Allied generalissimo, announced • Wed- '•" nesday that the United States-and" Britain were sending "great rein- ' forcements to the Far Pacific battle theater" while in the five-day-old siege of Singapore British gunners, , rained shells into Japanese troops massed across the mile-wide Johore- strait. "Our part is to gain time for greats •• reinforcements which we and our American allies are sending to the eastern theater," General Waveil said in a special order of the day. "We are in a similar position to the original '1914' British expeditionary force which stopped the Germans and saved Europe in the first battle of the Ypres." General Wavell's heartening message was second official word in the past 24-hours that mighty counterblows against the Japanese are soon to be struck by the united nations. Australian minister Francis Forde announced Tuesday without elaboration that "a big Allied movement" is underway. Can't Retreat Anymore General Waveil, hero of the first British offensive into North Africa and,one of the world's shrewdest military- strategists, also declared that., the Japanese had now reached an anea' where "we cannot he constantly outflanked gnd .wfeeje':the jsnemjr,cannot- •, exploit "'superior mobility." -'"'^ l ' ""*• Japanese bombers blasted anew at the beleaguered Singapore defenders and inflicted some damage but few casualties, the British command announced. Embers still smoldered in wreckage from Tuesday's aerial assault in which a toll listed officially as 22 killed and 90 wounded. By nightfall all but two fires were reported under control. Wednesday's communique tersly re- • ported that there was no change in tlie five-day-old siege as reinforcements of Australians, British and Indian Imperial troops worked steadily to install and camouflage new machine gun nests, rifle pits and gun emplacements in tangled mangrove swamps facing the enemy. Other Pacific Fronts On other fronts in the Far Pacific conflict: British Borneo—Berlin quoted an Imperial Tokyo headquarters as saying Japanese forces captured the Celebes seaport of Tawao, on the southeast coast of British Borneo. Burma—Tokyo broadcast said Japanese bombers attacking by moonlight raided Rangoon airport and twice heavily bombed airfields at Toungoo, between Rangoon and Mandalay, on the Burma road to China. Dispatches from Rangoon said American volunteer fliers smashed time and again at Japanese batteries hidden in the river island to Hie north of enemy occupied Moulmein, across the bay from Rangoon. British Imperials and Burmese native battalions skirmished with the Japanese patrols along 40 miles of the lower Salween river front but the Japanese thrust so far had not taken on the power of a full scale attack. Philippines—War Department bulletin said General MacArthur's hard fighting troops sharply beat off another Japanese attack on the American's left flank on Batan Peninsula the night of February 3. Australia—Australian bombers scored direct hits on big Japanese ships in tlie harbor of Japanese occupied Rabaul, New Britain. , Guernsey School to Open Monday Classes to Be Held in System's Auditorium Officials announced here Wednesday thai Guernsey school would open for classes next Monday morning at 9:40 Daylight Savings time. Class rooms have been petilioned off in the auditorium. The main building of the school burned last Monday morning. Loss of tlie building was estimated at $12,000. Plans already have been made to rebuild. Students are asked to bring all their text books and books belonging to tlie school library. It was also announced that buses would carry fans to Washington Friday night where the Blevins baski't- ball squad plays Washington.

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