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News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 97 Star of Hope, 1899; press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star V' The Weather ARKANSAS - Mild temperatures and showers in the east portion Thursday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1942 Japs Bomb Allied (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—V -Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY ases Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN Civilian Defense — Required The first three days of next week this community will enroll ite men and women for Civilian Defense work, Although it is apminally a volunteer" movement every citizen knows what will happen if a sufficient number fail to turn out. The government has authority — and in the last analysis would exercise it — to demand services which today it is only requesting. u is prcsumct i t | iat cvcry household !fo ~~ —Onot having any member in the armed forces will furnish at least one person for the Civilian Defense program. That is the least any household can do. Enrollment will be made at Hope city hall starting Monday, February 9, and will last three days. Areas not furnishing an adequate number of volunteers will be pointed out publicly, and will be canvassed until a sufficient number of workers is obtain- Asserts Soviet Will Regain All Occupied Land Red Guerilla Warfare Reported Wrecking Nazi Communications MOSCOW -(/I';— Premier Michael Kalinin in a message to the Soviet people Thursday proclaimed that "the hour is near when all occupied re- 'iiublics (Russia) will return to the family" of the Soviet Union. Closer and closer each day he said, the Red army is approaching the borders of White Russia, Latvia, Es' tonia and Lithuania. O "Every day," he went on, "more occupied places in the Ukraine return to their country (Russia). .....His message was spread across the main pages of newspapers and said "although the Germans are fighting for £very inch of the ground the Russians have driven the Invaders back as far as 175 miles in some places." He said the Red army had learned much while being pushed back by the German offensive and also made preparations for its own counter thrust ^tyhile withdrawing. "Germany will never recapture from the Red army the initiative now gained," he declared. Meanwhile Soviet guerilla detachments 3-eporlcd creating Wholesale .panic behind the German line as the B?fazi armies sought to throw up fortifications. Dispatches told of wide ranging, damaging Soviet raids on railroad lines essential to the Nazi effort to bring up reserves. ,.'^ On one sector of the southwestern *tront guerillas were said to be marching 35 miles nightly in a well devised plan of destruction of German communications. 'Several Italian Subs Are Sunk Many Have Paid Ultimate Penalty .- Says Admiralty LONDON — MV— The admiralty said Thursday that several Italian submarines had paid the "ultimate penally" after having been sent to help the German's submarine campaign in the To Enroll for Civil Defense Next Monday Boy Scouts Will Distribute Placards in City This Week-End Enrollment of the men and women of Hcmpslead county for Civilian Defense will begin in Hope next Monday, and will be continued through Wednesday, it was announced today by Talhot Feild, Jr., chairman of the Hempslcad county Civilian Defense organization. Office secretaries will take down the names and histories of all volunteers who report during the three-day enrollment. The office is in Hope city hall, the first door to the right when entering the building from the south side (facing Hotel Barlow). Civilian Defense covers not only the Air Raid Warden organization but many others. Completion of this setup is mandatory, Mr. Feild pointed out, and if sufficient volunteers are not obtained in the first three days the drive will be continued until the organization is completed and functioning. Placards announcing the campaign will be placed in stores nnd other public places this week-end by local Boy Scout troops. Hendrix Spraggins, Clyde! Coffee - .... -.„..... , = .„. _ and S. E. McGregor, three local Scout fire-drill. You did that in school. Per- ] lenders, conferred with Mr. Field haps the fire never came—but you j Thursday morning and will give in- knew you were ready if it ever did. | structions to the Scouts Thursday ed. Our city is coming into this program at a late hour. I sat through a Pennsylvania city's Air Raid Warden organization meeting on January 2, and on January 15 witnessed preparations at Daytona Beach, Fla., for a full-dress-rehearsal "blackout." This is February, a month later— and tlie interior section of America is being compelled to go through the same organization as the coast cities. It is not as tedious a job as you might imagine. What is absolutely important is that all of us turn out in the beginning, draw our particular assignments, and learn our exact duties if and when the emergency comes. Tliis Civilian Defense business is pretty much like organizing for a FBI Lists 408 Arkansansas Draff Dodgers Two Hempstead Men Included in List; Investigation to Begin LITTLE ROCK -(/P)- The FBI said Thursday 408 Arkansans were listed as draft dodgers because of failure to maintain contact with their boards and asserted a vigirous investigation would be made. Fred Hallford, in charge of the office here, pointed out that conviction for draft evasion could result in five year prison sentences or a 510,00 fine or both. Alledgcd draft evaders were listed from 53 counties with a majority in eastern Arkansas. Mississippi county with 112 lops the list. Officials said this probably was due to the transient cotton pickers in that cotton county on the first registration day. The number listed included Hempstead with two. This Civilian Defense business has I night. to be organized, therefore; and once | The co-operation of all store owners this is done there won't be too much ' in handling the placards is asked by work attached to it. Perhaps a re- tllc Civilian Defense organization— and the enrollment drive will get under way promptly next Monday. hearsal for an air raid—just to sec that everybody stands ready to respond in an emergency. If you are thinking that Hope is a long way in the interior and there isn't any need for this Civilian Defense, just remember Pearl Harbor, and sober up! Hope is hardly more than an hour's bombing distance from the Gulf of Mexico. And in war you never really know . . . * * * By WILLIS THORNTON Alaska — a Threat . to Whom? The test of whether the United States has come to an appreciation of the job before it may lie in what is going on in. Alaska. Just what is going on there, we don't know, and that's as it should be. But it is clear that there can be two approaches to what is going on. Are we still thinking in terms of the "defense of Alaska" as we thought of the "defense of the Philippines" and the "defense of Hawaii"? Or are we thinking in terms of Alaska as a "jumping off place" for an attack on the heart of Japan? Alaska was never any menace to Tokyo in the days before the war, and there is no excuse for any prc- Nazis Claim 6 More Ships Sunk Off Coast BERLN —(/P)— German submarines operating off the east coast of North America have sunk six more mer- chantships totaling 47,000 tons, including one 15,000-ton ore ship, the German command reported Thursday. Largest Pipe Organ The 175-ton organ in Royal Albert Hall, London, contains 10,401 pipes and is said to be the largest and finest pipe organ in the world. Hospital Ship Bombed 9 Times U. S. Vessel Finally Arrives in Australia MELBOURNE — (fP}— A hospital ship carrying American soldiers and nurses from the Philippines to ah Australian port was attacked 9 times in one day by Japanese bombers and fighter planes "which came over like swarms of flies" it was disclosed Thursday. One wounded soldier said the raids took place between mid-day and late afternoon of January 8 but that all wounded were cheerful and declared they "only wished to get well and have another crack at the Japs." (The ship was apparently the 2,067-ton Mactan.) Java, Dutch Stronghold, Target of Jap Drives South ISLAND OF JAVA Population: 45,000,000; SUMATRA Area: 50,752 square miles, about same as New York state. Headquarters for allied Far East command; rich in oil, quinine, rubber, manaancse, sugar, rice, spices, tea, coffee Sindang Oorqtig ,--v^%,X O Army Base Air Base Mian Ocean Java, best fortified and most densely populated island of the Dutch East Indies, lies in direct path of Jap drives down Macassar Strait and around Borneo and Celebes. Main Dutch defensive effort centers alound this island, site of the capital, Batavia, and army and navy headquarters Supreme Court Justice James F. Byrnes learned shorthand as a youth. Oil and Gas Filings Hempstead County ' .February 5, 1942 Prepared liy Jcwcllc Burdclt Warranty Deed: dated 7-9-41, filed 2-4-42. John W. Ridfclill, et ux to Lcland H, Warmack. South Half Lot Three (3), Block Fourteen (14), College Add., Hope, Ark. ?300. tense that it was Up to 1939, Alaska Executor's Deed, dated 1-28-42, fil- I was totally undefended. The lonely few hundreds of infantry men who garrisoned that vast land were no threat to anybody. Tokyo cun never claim that the United Statels had done in Alaska what Nippon had been doing for 20 years in the mandated islands in the South Pacific. Japan has chosen war. Sudden and undeclared war without a shadow of One of these, the admiralty said, was the Ferraris, un 880- ton craft armed with 8 torpedo tubes and two 9 inch guns, which was sunk in late 1941 after having been damaged by a <y. S.-built Ciitalinu flying boat. ** "The .ship had an eventful but unsuccessful history," the admiralty said. Col. L. P. Hunt was borrowed from the Marine Corps to yet as adminis- _trator of the first government spon- jjjorcd housing project in Alaska. Cranium Crackers America's Defenders Some headline names are ap- ^jj pcariiig on rosters of U. S. armed forces as the well knowns of movies, sports and other fields take their places in line with the defenders of America. Turn loose n mental barrage on this set of .^military questions. "* 1. In what branches of the services are Hank Greenbcrg and Bob Feller, two of America's highest paid baseball players? 2. What golf star recently joined the Army Air Corps? gf 3. What film star-soldier was promoted from rank of corporal to second lieutenant? 4. Football coaches at Yale and Minnesota have joined or been called into service in the nation's aimed forces. Who are they? 4-» 5. The son of a recent presidential candidate has joined the JUiva! reserve and is (ruining to be an ensign. What is his name? Ajiswers ou Coimv Page ed 3-4-42, x80 acres. A. T. Henry, executor to L. O. Compton. SE'A SE'/i Sec. 17; NE'/i NE'/i Sec. 20 Twp. 9 S., Rge. 26 W. Warranty Deed, dated 12-G-38, filed 2-4-42, 20 acres. F. Y. Trimble, ct ux to Jos.se Burke. W'/j SE'/i NW'/t Secx. 1, Twp. 11 S., Rge. 24 W. Royally Deed, dated 2-2-42, filed Lafayette County February 3, 1912 Prepared by Eunice Triplett I^cvvisville, Arkansas Royalty Deed: 1/480 Int., (2 royalty acres), book P-7, page 610, dated 1- lfi-42, recorded 2-3-42. G. A. Schwab and wife to O. 'A. Graves. S'A of SE'A of Sec. G, and NW'A of NE'A of Sec. 7, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 Wesl. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, book P-7, page 613, dated 1-7-42, recorded 2-3-42. W. D. Stewart et al to W. O. FBI Arrests 15 Jap Aliens Seize Large Supply of Explosives, Contraband SEATTLE—(/P)—Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters announced the arrest of 15 Japanese aliens on Bainbridge Island Wednesday and the seizure of a quantity of explosives nnd firearms. All aliens were ordered recently turn in firearms and contraband. The island "has ii strategic position close to a naval yard and designated by the governor as a restricted protective area in which firearms must be registered. Axis Continue Libyan Advance Pass Derna in Sweep Toward Tobruk, 95 Miles West ROME — VPj— The Italian command announced Thursday Axis forces were continuing their eastward advance after passing Derna which is only 95 miles west of Tobruk. Thus the Italian and Germans have won their way beak within striking distance of the Libyan stronghold where the British and Australian garrison held out for 7 months against all Axis thrusts. Tobruk is 80 miles west of the Libyan-Egyptain border. Axis troops have passed Derna and are continuing to pursue the enemy eastward. Morgan. of SW'/4 and SWA of VPI-V wrIN A V 2 - 4 -" 2 - G '-»»t E. McClatchcy, ct ux t Veiy well. Now Alaska ,s Gm ,^ Nohm(] pl SE% s » c _ ^ Twp 14 S., Rgu. 24 W. 158 acres, (3/2528 Int.) Meaning to convey l'/j Royally acres. Royalty Deed, dated 2-2-42, filed 2-4-42. Grant E. McClatchey, el ux to H. D. Jones. Pt. SE'A Scc. 32, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. 158 acres. 0/1264 Int.) Meaning to convey 1 Royalty acre. O. & G. Lease, dated 2-2-42, filed 2-5-42, 80 acres, 10 years. Solon Brown, et ux to Gene Goff. W'/ii SW'/i Sec. 34, Twp. 13 S., Rge. 25 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 2-3-42, filed 2-5-42, 40 acres, 10 years. H. F. Rider, Scc. something else again. Alaska can be a threat to North America. Should the Japs succeed in the South Pacific, they might well turn to the North Pacific, and try to secure this foothold on North America within ready bombing distance of the United Stales' west coast. Against this we are preparing to defend Alaska and ourselves. That may be assumed. Has not the whole course of the war thus far proved that we must do much better than that? This long series of desperate rear-guard actions beginning in Poland in the an- , , , , „, T - tumn of 1939-is there to be no end I ^ u * to J - W. Love, of them? Are we of the free nations I ls - Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. perpetually to wait for attack and fight those long, heart-breaking rearguard actions? Not forever. Alaska can also be made a threat to Japan. Dutch Harbor is actually closer to San Francisco than is Hawaii, and it is closer to Japan, loo. The land-based air-plane strength that will keep Japanese naval force away from Alaska; the bomber strength that will at 'length make Japan feel at home what she has visited on a half-dozen peoples—these may be based on Alaska. Industrial Japan is not now within bombing range of the Alaskan bases. But new planes, new bases, new developments may well put it in range a little later. Defend Alaska? Certainly. But that is not enough. We may hope that present preparations going 011 in Alaska are aimed at carrying the war to Japan, which is the way it will be won in the end. Alaska, threat to whom? The- way (Continued on Page Two) Warranty Deed, dated 1-13-42, filed 2-5-42. 81.40 acres. Herald Franklin Brunson, et ux to R. M. Brunson. EM; NE% Sec. 1, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 25 W. Quitclaim Deed, dated 2-3-42, filed 2-5-42, 80 acres. First State Bank, Frescott, Ark. to B. C. Webb. SVi SW'A Sec. 6, Twp. 10 S., Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 8-28-41, filed 2-5-42. E. S. Monroe, et al to A. N. Stroud. South Part EVi NE'A NW'A Sec. 32, Twp. 11 S. Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-20-42, filed 2-4-42. Fairy K. Reynolds to W. H. Baker. Lot Six (6) and North Half of Lot Seven (7) Block Three (3). Hillcrest Add., Hope, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 2-3-42, filed 2-4-42, 120 acres. R. M. LaGrone, Jr., ct ux to L. R. Crawford. EVi NE%; NE',;, SEV 4 See. 4, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. Warranty Deed, dated 2-5-42, filed 2-5-42, 42 acres. Will Draper, et ux to U. S. A. SEV* SE'A; Pt. NE'A NE'A Sec, 4, Twp. 10 S., Rge. 25 W. Senate Passes Big Navy Bill Largest Measure in History Goes to President WASHINGTON -(/P)- The senate completed legislative action in five minutes Thursday on $26,495,265,474 naval supply bill boosting congresses total military appropriations to approximately 39 billions in the first month of this session. The Action was followed swiftly on a 72 to 0 vote by which passed and sent to the White House a measure making 500 million dollars in financial aid available to China, the fund to be administered by Secretary of the Treasury under the direction of the president. The huge naval bill, the largest ever to win final approval in congress, now goes to the president for his expected early signature. Congress previously had voted and President Roosevelt approved a $12,550,000,000 army airplane appropriation. As finally approved the Navy mea sure carried approximately 8 billion dollars in cash and contract author ity to produce 25,063 additional air planes. SW'/4 and WVi of SEi/i, except 5 acres in the SW'/i of SE'A described as follows: Beginning at the SE corner of the SW'A of SEVi thence West flO yards, thence North 280 yards, thence East 90 yards, thence South 280 yards to point of beginning; all in Sec. 17, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West, containing 195 acres. Royalty Deed: 1/1024 Int., book P-7. page 615, dated 1-24-42, recorded 23-42. L. A. Grelling, Jr., and wife to W. B. Walsh. E'/i of NE'A of Sec. 6; W 1 /- of W>/2, and SE'A of SW'A. and S',i of SE'A of Sec. 5; NVi of SEVi, EVa of NW'A, and NE'A of Scc. 8; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1/1920 Int., book P-7, page 616, dated 1-24-42, recorded 23-42. L. A. Grelling, Jr. and wife to W. B. Walsh. 'NW'A of Sec. 14; and E'A of NE'A of Sec. 15, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1/2560 Int., book P-7. page 617, dated 1-24-42, recorded 2-342. L. A. Grelling, Jr. and wife to W. B. Walsh. All of Sec. 13; SVi of NEi/i and N',i of SE'A and NE'A of SWA of Sec. 1;4 Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: (5 acres interest), book P-7. page 618, dated 1-28-42, re- curded 2-3-42. Roosevelt MeClellan and wife to A. G. Griffin. S'/i of SWA of Scc. 2, and SE'A of SE'A of Sec. 3, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. Royalty Deed: 1,24 Int., book P-7, page 619, dated 1-31-42, recorded 2-342. A. G. Griffin and wife to Odell Henson. S 1 /,. of SW'A of See. 2, and SE'A of SEVi of Scc. 3, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. Royalty Deed: 5. 968 Int., (5 royalty acres i, book P-7, page 620, dated 2.'!-42, recorded 2-3-42. Leo Robins and wife to George S. Wylie. WV- of SW'A Mild SE'A of SW'A of Sec. 6, Twp. 15 3., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Dc-ed: 5 968 Int., (5 royalty (Continued on Page Two) Work Begins on PafmosRoad WPA to Install Concrete Bridges, Draining Facilities Through the efforts of Chester Green, county supervisor, the WPA Thursday reopened construction work on the Hopc-Patmos road, Judge Fred A. Luck announced. Concrete bridges and draining facilities will be installed, replacing the old wood bridges. Weak places in the road will be regravc-lcd. Every effort will be made to complete the work as soon as possible. Circuit Court Takes Up Civil Suit Cases Hearing of a civil suit was in progress at the courthouse here Thursday when Circuit court convened after a long adjournment. In the case of E. K. Mayo vs. Standard Materials Corporation for damages alleged to have been received in an auto-truck accident on the Blevins highway, Mayo was awarded ?2,000. The case was settled out of court. Sixteenth Yugoslavia was the 16th political unit in Europe to yield some part of its territory or a measure of its national sovereignty to Germany in World War 11. Quebec, second largest city in din ada, produces about 30 per cent ol the Dominion's factory output. Farm Geared to Demand of War Experiment Station Compiling Infor- tion Locally Although experimental work is done on a long-time basis, the University of Arkansas Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station is adjusting its program to include useful information on emergency and war-time agricultural problems, states George W. Ware, assistant director in charge of this station. The long-time basic experiments are being continued, but emphasis is being placed on their interpretation in the light of prevailing conditions. The farmers are asking a lot of questions about war-time agriculture and the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station in cortlination with the University of Arkansas experiment station system is attempting to give them useful information, Mr. Ware said. Many emergency adjustments arc taking place on Arkansas fanns and the branch experiment station is planning a project in cooperation with fifty representative farmers in southwestern Arkansas to determine what these changes are and what practical recommendations can be made to improve the position of the farmer and his war effort. The station is also placing emphasis on emergency food and feed studies. An extensive outlying tomato experiment is being started on two locations in Drew county to determine the best variety, fertilizer, and cultural practides for this important food crop. Practical studies with peanuts, soybeans, cotton, fruits, and miscellaneous vegetables arc being made to aid Die fanner in improving his production under restricted conditions, Mr. Ware concluded. Originator Sir Humphrey Davy, British scientist, originated the use of "iuin" at the end of names of metals. He added it to the stem of the word for the best known compound of a metal. Registration Plans Are Made Men From 20 to 44 to Sign for Draft Feb. 16 The Local Draft Board announces that arrangements have been made with the County Superintendent whereby he will request the 'Superintendents and Principals of schools of Hempstead County to observe Monday February 16, as a holiday, to assist the Local Board in the Third Registration. AIso,.--that these Superint«n- dents may accept the appointment as Chief Registrars for their local community. Each one of these Superintendents and Principals will receive a letter immediately from the County Superintendent in which he will announce the facts above stated, and will call a County-wide meeting for such Superintendents and Principals to be held in Hope at 2:00 p. m. Saturday, February 7, 1942, at the City Hall in the City Court room, for the purpose of receiving information and further instructions as to their duties on the day of registration. Registration places in Hempstead County will be as follows: City of Hope Local Board Office—Ark. Bank & Trust Co. Bldg. City Hall. Court House. Paisley School. Following School Buildings: Shover Springs, Washington, Patmos, Ozan, Springhill Bingcn, Guernsey, Bcltnn, Fulton, McCaskill, McNab, Blevins, Saratoga, Piney Grove, Columbus DeAnn, Cross Roads. U. S. Pursuit Planes Shoot Down 2 Raiders Lull on Singapore, Baton Fronts but Japs Advance in Burma By the Associated Press Japanese siege armies still hesitated to .gamble on a direct assault against Singapore, amid flaming artillery duels across the mile-wide Jo- hore Strait Thursday while Japanese warplanes again attacked the Dutch naval base at Saorabaja, Java and port Moresby, New Guinea. ' The War Department bulletin said U. S. army P-40 pursuit planes aiding in the defense of the vital Dutch Indies attacked a superior force of Japanese bombers and fighting planes in Java. "A Japanese bomber and pursuit plane were shot down," the department said. One U. S. plane was reported missing. U. S. Fighters in Action This was the first indication that American pursuit planes, piloted by U. S. Army fliers had reachad the Indies. Java is headquarters of Sir Archi-bald P. Wavell, commander of the United Nation's forces in the Pacific. The War Department also reported a lull in battle of Batan during the past 24-hours with action lacking the savage character of fighting which has almost been continuous for the past two weeks. British headquarters said Singapore defense guns silenced Japanese batteries and raked Japanese transports in Johore Baru area. Ark.-La. Co. to Use r SourGas f Will Furnish Fuel for Bauxite and Alumina Plants LITTLE ROCK— The first large- scale use of Arkansas's much publicized sour gas was indicated in the announcement Wednesday that the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas company has signed a contract with the Defense Plant Corporation to supply gas from South Arkansas fields for fuel in the alumina plant near Bauxite and the aluminum plant at Lake Catherine. The gas will be desulphurized by the Arkansas-Louisiana company at a plant to be erected in Columbia county and will be furnished the war plants in a sweet state, R. W. Curran, Arkansas manager of the company, said. The contract involves the construction of approximately 135 moles of main and branch lines and these, together with the desulphurization plant will cost between 53,500,000 and ?4,000,000 he said. Brother of Local Woman Succumbs Furqueron, Jap'anese warplanes which'had'Mfe'''' flicted nearly 300 casualties in ytwo days—63 killed and 228 wounded.- A Tokyo broadcast said Japanese siege guns hafi been thundering across Johore since Wednesday, pouring a steady stream of fire into British troops near the dynamited Causeway to the Malaya mainland. RAF scouting planes said heavy movement of Japanese troops southward through Johore was still pr6- gressing. Dutch Spirit High A Dutch communique reported that despite violent bombing attacks the spirit of troops remained like "red peppers." Four-engined Japanese flying boats attacked Ft. Moresby, dropping 30 bombs in the second raid there in three days. Port Moresby is the capital of Papua, in southeast New Guinea, 300 miles from Cape York, Australia. An NEI communique acknowledged: fires were set and material damage inflicted in the Japanese assault on Soerabaja Thursday morning, following Tuesday's initial raid in which 70 to 80 Rising Sun bombers with fighter escorts attacked the base. The Japanese claimed they shot down or destroyed on the ground 85 planes in Tuesday's raid. The Dutch admitted very considerable losses in aircraft. Other developments: Burma—The British acknowledged, that Japanese patrol had crossed the lower Salween river at number of points creating a tlireat of direct thrust against Rangoon, capital of Burma. British artillery previously held the Japanese at bay on the east bank of the river forcing the invaders to turn north instead of swinging around the Gulf of Martaban for a drive against Rangoon. The British also acknowledged thai Japanese forces had captured Paan, 30 miles above Moulmein. A military spokesman said Britain's command intended to hold Rangoon at all cost but said if Rangoon should go it would not mean the end of Burma or the Burma road. Japanese raiders twice bombed Rangoon before dawn Thursday. A German broadcast said the Rangoon radio was destroyed. Formerly relying mainly on European sources, the United States now produces ample citric acid for its own use with a surplus for export. oi G rover S. Furqueron, brother Mrs. George Waddle of Hope died in a Shrcveport, La., hospital earlj Thursday morning. The body will be brought to Hope Thursday afternoon. Burial will be held at Shover Springs Friday after noon at 2 o'clock. Cotton He Was First Because he built the first astronomical telescope, Galileo was the first person to see the mountains and craters of our moon, the four moons on Jupiter, and Venus as a crescent, By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS March 18.49 May 18.65 July .._ 18.79 Ocl 19.01 Dec 19.05 Jan _ 19.09 NEW YORK March __ 18.45 May 18.62 July _ 18.76 Oct _ 18.83 Dec 18.90 Jan ' 18.95 Middling Spot 19.97.

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