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Every Household Without One in the Armed Forces Should Register for Civilian Defense-Hope City Hall Feb. 9-10-11. BUY UNITED STATE* iVINOI ONDS Worvd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Colder Friday night with temperatures around freezing in the north portion. VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 98 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Asj'n PRICE 5c COPY Storm Kills 3 in Arkansas -® Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by Thc Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN China — a Legend The Nation That Was Reborn f Your correspondent took the Rotary club on a sentimental journey Friday — back to 1922 when the students at Columbia university, gathered from all over the world, would lean over the parapet on Riverside Drive, New York, and watch the ships j)f the Seven Seas anchored in Hudson river. My topic at the club luncheon Friday was "China"— and there was in that student group of 20 years ago a poignant story about China. ® The story was from a Scotch girl, daughter of a Presbyterian mission school head, born and reared in China. She told us of the admiration ancient China invoked in the hearts of the ^\ t n • girls of that English school, settled I IllPl Hllftlj IIH there in the Orient. The school garden VWVlUIIVII 8*8 overlooked a Buddha temple. Every day these Christian girls would look over the wall and see the priests and' worshippers carry on their ancient ritual, would hear the temple bells ring out as they had rung for thousands of years—and these gii'ls of our own world would say to themselves: "Who are we to come these thousands miles and presume to teach these people religion and ethics and literature?" And yet, before thc cynicism of youth had set in, this same appeal of the culture and history of old China to youth's forefathers here in the Western world had persuaded our lands to send missionaries and educators and doctors into China to give that nation such help as we could. And if we were far short of China's own attainments in culture and tra- -Pacific Council in uperation in U. S. and London Authorities Admit Situation of Allied Force is Very Grave Japanese Claim Entire Dutch Fleet Destroyed Singapore Defense Guns Thunder With Increased Intensity HULLETIN LONDON —(/I-)— Authoritative Netherlands Informants .s:iid Friday there WHS no confirmation from any (|iiarlcr of Tokyo reports that two Dutch cruisers were sunk and a third damaged. President a Pacific V* WASHINGTON — (tf 1 )— Roosevelt said Friday that council had been in operation here and in London for a month and that there was very close cooperation in activities. ,,. In reply to question at a press conference the- President said the council was handling question of both military and political nature and that it had offices here and in London. Questions of purely military,naturc, By the Associated Press Imperial Tokyo headquarters issued a high .sounding claim Friday that Japanese nnvnl planes had "virtually annihilated" the entire Dutch Indies fled—two NEI cruisers sunk and a third damaged—in attacks in the Java sea .south of the Macassar Strait. In addition a U. S. cruiser of the 7,050 Marblohcad typo was listed at damaged and another 5,000-ton shi] sunk. The Java sea lies between Borneo and the Island of Java, hadquartcrs of General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, United Nation's commander in the southwest Pacific. Obviously a propaganda effort the communique made no attempt to reconcile a claim that three cruisers made up the entire Dutch fleet with the fact known that a large part, of dition, at least the help that we gave | thc Netherlands European fleet cscap- found a practical mark. For it was the spirit of the Western world, as much as any religious teach- ed to the Far Pacific waters before Germany invaded Holland. "The Japanese air action resulted he srTdj arrt^ referred lo Uis army (jfind navy chie'f of slaff while those off governmental or political are laid ,before appropriate bodies in both London and Washington. He said the Dutch government in exile had hcadquatrers in London and British Dominions representatives Vwere there also. Military and naval experts asserted thai the situation of the allied forces in thc western Pacific at the end of thc second month of war was very serious and thai still further ^reverses could be expected. While fully recognizing thc heroic achievements of thc defenders of thc Philippines and Singapore and thc Indies and allowing for Japanese losses of more than 100 ships and thousands of men, authorities declared fthut only delivery of huge reinforce" if possible—could ing, that thc missionaries spread j virtually in the annihilation of thc throughout the young Chinese—there- j Dutch Navy," headquarters said. men ts—difficult turn the tide. ••V China, Topic at Rotary Meeting Washburn Speaker on International Program 'f' "China is one of Ihe world's great legends—the cusc of a civilization and a culture that lived on after government had languished and died," Alex. H. Washburn, publisher of The Star, told Hope Rotary club Friday noon (i-it First Christian church. ' Thc program was 'given simultaneously with China programs in every club in Rotury International, at the suggestion of International President Tom J. Davis. Observing that the civilization and Culture of China have exercised a strong hold on the imagination and sympathy of the peoples of the Western world, Mr. Washburn pointed out that it was these factors which sent Western missionaries, educators <nmd medical men into China more than a generation ago and made possible the rebirth of Chinese government in the form of today's republic. And that rebirth, he added, has given the Western democracies, the United Stales and Greal Britain, a sounc flighting partner in the Orient agains 'the aggressor nation Japan. The speaker went into detail con cerning Ihe early history of China Ihe growth of her contacts with the Western World—as well as thc si in 'illanoous development of Japan, anc '•(he final collision between these twr Orienlal powers, leading up lo Worl< War No. 2. Donald Moore was introduced Fri day as a new Rotarian. Guests of th club were: H. M. Higgins, Minneapo f_.is, Minn.; and Floyd Chase, Littl "hock. Roy Anderson was in charge program; and Ted Jones led thc club in community singing. by laying thc foundation for Ihe revolt that overthrew the Manchu empire and set up today's republic. The old empire was no match for aggression. But today's republic is. And so we of thc Western world have had a direct hand in helping China to help herself—thereby helping our own cause, too . . . the cause of world-wide democracy. By WILLIS THORNTON Forward — in the American Way Those who are disappointed in the achievements of a Pan-American conference arc usually those who, taking no account of obstacles, expect great things all at once. The meeting just closed at Rio do Janeiro marks another and very definite slep forward in Ihe integration of thc Western Hemisphere. The accomplishments were not, perhaps quite as groat as many had hoped nor even as great as at one moment in the conference seemed likely, but they are substantial. They have carried forward another step the work that has been going on for 50 years and have carried it forward on a solic jasis. Unanimity, the keystone of Pan- American agreements, has been pro ervcd. To have built the structure i tile higher on solid slone masonrj i better than lo have shot it ui ivc stories with rickety scaffolding Thc 21 American republics unan mously agreed that a common dange aces all the Americas. They recom ncnded that each country in its owi vay and time break diplomatic re ations with thc axis powers. Nine ecu of the countries have done this even before Ihe conference closed; others may follow. The hundred-year jorder controversy between Peru and Ecuador, which has so often resulted in bloodshed, appears to have jcen sctlled. Consullalion before any (Continued on page four) ,>i Not only lo domestic cats is Ihe catnip plant attractive, but to all members of Die cat family: cougars, lions, tigers, etc. Cranium Crackers Enemy Aliens When Ihe U. S. wenl lo war there were thousands of German, Italian and Japanese nationals in this country—enemy aliens. Some were arrested, some just placed under .scrutiny, while all were subject to some sort of restriction. 1. Whal slale became a temporary home for diplomats of enemy countries'.' 2. What four major anti-defense articles were enemy aliens ordered to turn over to the U. S. government shortly after war was declared? 3. What famous aviatrix was arrested on charges of being a German agent after U. S. entered war? 4. For what similar spy activities were Herman Lang and Everett M. Roeder recently sentenced lo 18 years in prison in firsl U. S. spy convictions since war was declared? 5. Is travel of enemy aliens in the U. S. and possessions restricted? gn Cujuiic Page Dome! reported" that Japanese planes Iso sank a 10,000 -ton ship, set a 6,00 ton vessel.afire and scored bomb lits on three 3,000 ton craft in an alack on a convoy escorted by crtlis- •rs and destroyers in the Malacca Strait, just west of Singapore. 7 Dead at Singapore In Ihe seige of Singapore Britain's ;uns thundered defiance lo Japanese .roops massed across the mile-wide Fohorc strait while RAF Hurricanes lattlcd Rising Sun planes in the skies overhead. ! Thursday's civilian air raid casual-1 ies in the island citidal were 14 killed and 104 wounded, making a three- Jay toll of 77 dead and 332 injured. Four alarms sounded in Singapore j before 9 a. m. indicating thai Ihe Japanese now were violently assaulting thc city as a prelude to the zero hour before an invasion attempt. On other fronts of Ihe Iwo-monlhs old battle : Dutch East Indies—NEI headquarters acknowledged that Japanese troops had captured thc town of Samarinda. GO miles north of Japanese-occupied Balik Papan, on the cast Borneo coast. Japanese planes renewed attacks in east Java. Others were sighted over southeast Borneo on the east coast of Dutch Sumatra. For the second straight day the Dutch command made no mention of Ihe critical situation on Amboina Island, site of the Indies' second biggest air-naval base on the flank of the United Nation's supply line from Sua- tralia. The latest word received Wednesday said thc Dutch troops were still resisting. Rangoon Bombed Burma—Japanese bombers in seven waves blasted at Rangoon, the Burmese capital, setting fires in the suburban rcsidcntal districts and Burma's home minister warned against further withdrawal in the land fighting. "We now are so close to the heart of Burma lhat further withdrawal is dangerous." London said British defenders of Burma were standing firm on Sal ween river line, 100 miles ea.st of Rangoon and that there had been no general change in the past 24-hours. On the Singapore front Sergeant Fitchett, official Australian Army | correspondent, gave these dramatic highlights: "The sound of shellfirc is increasing in intensity. The Japanese brought up artillery and keep up a con- REA Is Charged With Wasting Nation's Copper Says Officials Aim at Socialization of Public Power Industries WASHINGTON —(/P)— Rep. Faddis (D.-Penn.) charged the Rural Electrification Administration Friday with a definite plan aimed at socialization of public power industries at thc expense of thc war program. He made the statement at his defense sub-committee as House Military Affairs Committee concluded into approval by thc War Production Board of the REA construction of a 200 mile line from Pensocola Dam in Oklahoma to an aluminum plant at Lake Catherine, Arkansas. Faddis . t: aid his committee would issue a public report on its findings next week and it would contain fireworks. "We are going to publish the report in which we set forth all facts and show the country that our copper is being disipated to extend REA ine to thc extent that they duplicate existing facilities. "They arc dong so contrary to policies of the defense organization set up to determine thc need for such operations and in face of adverse r- ports by a U. S. Corps of Army Engineers." He called attention to unwise wastefulness and the danger. "In my opinion," ho continued, "they (REA officials) arc aiming at socialization of public power industry and in proceeding at this time the action is detrimental to the nation." Thc hearng concluded Friday when he said his committee questioned aimy engineers and RFC officials. The inquiry grew out of thc long controversy between thc REA Southwest Corporation and Ark-La Electric Cooperative and thc Southwcs Private Power pool of 11 companies over the transmission of electricity to thc aluminum plant in Arkansas Where Japs Besiege Britain's Far East Fort Stronghold Keppel .T/oroor Pasi anjang Tengoi air 16 and 18-inch coastal batteries This is how Singapore Islan T ap forces swarming down to the tip of Malaya to attack the. British base. Johore Strait f».»,iis ah unbridged, mile-wide moat between the mainland and the island's north shore. Methodist Plan Special Program Morningside Choir to Sing Here Sunday Night The members of Ihe famous Morningside Choir who will sing here on February 8 ul 8:15 p. m. in Ihe First Methodist Church are typical young American college studenls. While mosl of them came to Morningside with a background of high school music activity including national contest honors they are in no sense of the word professionals. Practically all of them are studying voice, yet many of them are students in the Liberal Arts department who are planning lo enter varied professions such as law, medicine, engineering, ministry ,teaching, and others. From this constantly changing student body the choir draws its personnel. Many succeed in maintaining their choir membership from three to four years during their college course. The members of the Moorningside Choir are typical Americans. If one desired to know what young America is thinking and planning, a 1000 mile ride with thc choir on tour, in one of its supercoach buses, would prove very enlightening. The public is invited lo attend this concert. There will be no admission charge. A freewill offering will be taken. First Howard County Casualty Roy Elder, 23 Killed in Action, Navy Reports 'NASHVILLE, Ark.—Roy Elder, aged 23, became Howard county's first casually of the present World war, when he was killed in action with the United Slates Navy, his wife and parents were advised by the Navy Department Tuesday. Thc message gave no details of the action in which young Elder lost his life. Young Elder, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Elder of this city, was reared here and enlisted in the Navy on September 10, 1936. During a visit to his home here last year, he was married to Miss Lourie Dowling, who went to San Diego, Calif., with him when he returned to duty on his ship. She recently returned to her home here because of the conditions on the west coast. Young Elder was a splendid young 5 Selectees in Area Missing Alleged Draft- Evaders Listed in 3 Counties Among the 408 Arkansas young men classed by the state headquarters of Selective Service and the Federal Bureau of Invstigation as draft-evaders arc the following from Hempslead, Nevada and LaFayetle counties: Hempslead—Albert George Sayles and Edgar Williams, Hope. LaFayelle—Lloyd Leroy Kirk, Bradley; and Ray Pierce, Bradley Route One. Nevada—Garland James Busby Prescott. Gold in Alaska — for Defense Bonds JUNEAU, Alaska—(/P)—Demonstrating their loyalty to the United States man, and was popular in school and, A i ask;l Indians in mid-January made (Continued on Page Four) Oddity Due to thc fact lhal the magnetic poles do not coincide with the geographic poles, only along an area running from thc Greal Lakes to Florida does a compass point to true north in the United States. social circles here prior to his enlistment in the Navy. Thc telegram lo the family from Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, chief of the Bureau of Navigation, said in part: Thc Navy Department deeply regrets to inform you that your husband, Roy Thomas Elder, machinist mate, .second class, U. S. Navy, was killed in action in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. Thc Department extends lo ou its sincercst sympathy in your real loss. To prevent possible aid to lie enemies, please do not divulge thc ame of his ship or station. The news of the death in action of oung Elder brought grief to his nany friends here, and also a greater [ctermination to give all aid possible n wi])ing out Ihe enemies of our ountry. In addition to his wife and uircnts, he is survived by two sisters, Vlrs. Henry Blakcly and Miss Nita Jell Elder, and one brother, Van Slder, all of this cily, and three grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Elder of this cily and Mrs. E. C. Ledford of Con way. Oil and Gas Filings Hempstead County ( Prepared by Jcwcllc BartlcU O & G Lease. Dated 2. 5, 42. Filed 2, 5, 42. E. B. Ewing, ct :il to J. E. Frazier, el al. SW'4 SW'/i Sec. 34 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. (undivided one half interest in and to oil, gas, coal and other minerals) 40 acres (10 years'. Royalty deed. Dated 2. 4, 42. Filed 2, 5, 42. J. R. Williams, eel ux to Leo Robins, el al. NW J .y sec. 27 'i'. 13 S. R. 26 W. 160 acres. (1/32 int.'i It is the intention of thu gruntort, tu convey 40 royalty acres in full. O & G Lease. Dated 2, 4, 42. Filet 2, 5, 42. J. R. Williams, ct us to Leo Robins, ct al. NW',.4 Sec. 27 T. 13 S R. 2G W. 1GO Acres. (10 years.) Assignment of O & G Lease. Dated 2, 5. 42. Filed 2. 5, 42. H. M. Doss, e' ux. to S. G. Jean. SWVi NW',4 See 34 T. 14 S. R. 25 W. Quitclaim Deed. Dated 2, 5, 42. Filed 2, 5, 42. L. L. Ruggles, el ux to O F. Ruggles. W 3,4 NE'/:i SE'«; W 51' SE>,4 SE'-ii; W'a SEVJ; E'/a E 1 - NE 1 SW'.i; E'.- SEV4 SW'-4 all in Sec. 1 (Continued on page four) Sub Torpedoes U. S. tanker 36 Missing, Pine Bluff Boy One of Twelve Rescued ATLANTIC CITY -Of)- Twelve survivors of the American tanker India Arrow reached shore Friday to report that their ship had been torpedoed by a submarine and 26 crew- members missing. Drenched with oil and half frozen Capt. Johnson and 11 others said they made safety in the number one lifeboat, outraced flaming oil and then spent 36 hours rowing toward shore before being sighted. Thc ship was torpoded at 7 p. m. Wednesday. Although the Indian Arrow sank in five minutes Johnson said the sub- five or six shells into the bow. One of thc 12 survivors was listed as Fireman A. C. Beadford of Pine Bluff. Leaves Little Rock Business HousesWrecked Twenty-Nine Others Injured in Capital, Surround- ' ing Territory LITTLE ROCK — (VP)— A severe windstorm battered Little Rock and vicinity Thursday night leaving two dead and about 20 injured and much property damage. William Burgin, 65, of Red Oaks, small community southwest of here, died at a Benton hospital Friday from injuries received when his home was demolished. Mrs. Manila Raney, 79, was killed when the home of her son, H. W. Raney 57, was demolished in the Congo community, 25 miles west of here. Raney and his wife were taken to a hospital. 20 Persons Injured About 20 persons were brought to the hospital here and at Benton but injuries for the most part were said ;o be of a minor nature. Heaviest property damage was in the heart of the Little Rock business district where hundreds of store windows blew into the street in one great crash. Display stocks were blown into flooded gutters. Part of the top of a three story building caved outward, dumping tons of brick on rows of parked cars —demolishing them. Rural Communities Hit Nearly a score of frame dwellings in the heart of Geyer Springs and Gum Springs communities, 12 miles southwest of here, were flattened. The roof was ripped off of a garage at , the State. Police.-headquarters here.^-ViC Long-time resident of Little Rock "* could not recall any other time that the business district had received,the brunt of such a storm. Gone were the fronts of such large stores as Blass & Co., Allsop and Chapel Book Store, Steins, and Mangels. The wind skidded an American airliner off the wet runways at the airport as it landed, fouling the propellos in a wire fence. None of the seven assengers or crew were hurt. Hits Near Glemvood GLENWOOD — (fP}— One person vas killed and nine others injured vhcn a windstorm ripped through angley community northwest of here 'hursday night demolishing at least [ dwellings. Mrs. Leslie Golden, 40, was killed nd her daughters, Oma 13 and Estele 10. suffered broken legs when the ouse was blown down. Others were lot injured seriously. thc territory's largest single purchase of defense bonds—5110,645.72—participants being 61 individuals, 31 native trading stores, 7 Indian corporations 5 reindeer fund accounts, the Native Arts & Crafts and the Nome Skin Sellers' Association. The Office of Indian Affairs handled thc transaction through Governor Ernest Grucn- ing. According to estimates, the average American worker worked 37.6 hours and earned an average of $24.44 a week in 1939. Circuit Court Hears One Case, Adjourns After hearing one civil case Thursday, Circuit court adjourned until Monday, February 9. The jury was dismissed. There was a hung jury in the case of Billy McGough vs. George Thompson. McGough was seeking damages he was alleged to have received in a car-wagon collision 3 miles east of Hope on Highway 67. In 1938, the United States produced 38,000,000 pounds of snuff. Mayor Graves Proclaims Feb. 6-12 as Boy Scout Week Mayor Albcrl Graves Friday is-C the purpose of strengthening the work Two Star Families Will Visit Mexico Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones and Mr. and Mrs. George Hosnier will leave Hope early Saturday for a weeks' tour of Mexico. Mr. Jones is managing editor, and Mr. Hosiner mechanical superintendent, of Thc Star. Shortest Railroads The shortest railroad in the Uniled Slales, only one mile long, is al Wcstline, Pa., but it derives its revenue from its switching service and freight. The shortest railroad lo carry passengers and mail runs between Beaufort and Murclu-ud City, N. C., and is 3.o miles long. There is a total urea of more than 8,000,000 acres in the national parks of tlie United Slutet,. sued the following statement proclaiming the week of February 6 through 12 as Boy Scout week: A PROCLAMATION The Boy Scouts of America Incorporated February 8th 1910 and chartered by Congress June 15 1916 have during the pasl 32 years rendered notable service to the nation. They have done effective work in this community and throughout the country. In lime of distress from floods hurricane tornado and other disasters they have shown the effectiveness of organized boy service. During the period of economic stress they contributed in many ways to thc relief of suffering. The Boy Scouts have not only demonstrated their worth lo the nation, bul have also conlribuled to a deeper appreciation by the American people of the higher conception of good citizenship. During the week of February G to 12, the Boy Scouts of America will celebrate their 32nd anniversary. Therefore, 1, Albert Graves, Mayor of the City of Hope, Ark., do hereby recommend that the citizens of this city observe this Boy Scout Week for of thc Boy Scouts of America. I earnestly recommend that oui civic organizations, our churches, anc our schools cooperate in carrying ou a program for a definite recognition of Ihe effective service rendered by the Boy Scouts of America, in orde that the work of the Boy Scout pro gram may be extended to a large proportion of the boyhood of thi city. Tlie Boy Scout movement offers un usual opportunity for volunteer ser vice. It needs men to serve in variou capacities as leaders of boys. I hop thai all who can, will, through the or ganizations with which they are con nectcd, enlist for such personal sei vice. Anything thai is done lo increas the effectiveness of the Boy Scou of America will be a genuine contr button to thc welfare of this city, th slate and the nation. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of this city to lie affixed. Done Ibis 5lh day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and fourty Iwo. ALBERT GRAVES Judgment Given SPG Landowner $19,411 Awarded D. B. McCaskill in Federal Suit TEXARKANA — After deliberating one hour, an Arkansas federal jury Thursday afternoon awarded a ?19,411 judgment to D. B. McCaskill, 76-year-old McCaskill (Ark.) farmer, who contended the government had not justly compensated him for his property which was condemned as a part of the Southwestern Proving Ground near Hope, McCaskill had asked for a $27,750 judgment. The government offered McCaskill $14,850 as just compensation for his 189-acre Hempstead property. This price was judged by government officials as a fair market price for the property as of July 1, 1941. McCaskill disagreed and filed suit against them. His case went on trial Monday before Judge Harry Lemley. 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