Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 7, 1942 · Page 1
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Every Household Without One in the Armed Forces Should Register for Civilian Defense-Hope City Hall Feb. 9-10-11. ,H tttt Wotvd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Slightly colder Saturday night, freezing in east, near freezing in west portions. VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 99 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January IB, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1942 ,'AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA).—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY U. S. Submarine S Lost Germans Suspect Allies Planning Invasion of Norway _______ _____ ( _ m Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN War Time Effective Monday Enroll Thousands for Civil Defense The nation's new Daylight Saving effort, known as War Time, becomes effective Monday morning, February 9, and _ therefore clocks will be advanced one hour before the householder retires Sunday night. There won't be any confusion about "this Daylight Saving move, because it is clear across the continent. Formally Daylight Saving Time was ~~~~ ©ordered in locally. A certain city would be on it, but the railroad, the radio, the mail and all other transportation and communication systems remained on Standard Time. But now Standard Time itself will be advanced one hour. And that's all there is to it. Railroad, radio and airline time will be the same as local 2,930 Needed in County for T Civil Defense Only 17 Signed * Up; But 3-Day Enrollment Begins Monday, Feb. 9 <? On the eve of Hempstead county's enrollment of Civilian Defense workers, which enrollment will be held at Hope city hall Monday through Wednesday, February 9-11, the county was informed that a total of at .'cast 2,930 persons is . required to ^ -nan the local Civilian Defense organization. This figure was given Talbot Feild, Jr., county chairman for Civilian Defense, by Major Charles A. Anderson, Field Artillery U. S. Army. , 68 I'er Thousand ' Major Anderson, returning hero Saturday for further conferences with local officials, said that 68 persons are required for each thousand of population to man the 'protective services." On this basis, Hwipstcad will 4equire 2,930 workers—and must register several times that number in order to find a fully-qualified personnel, Mr. Feild said. Thus far only 17 persons have enrolled at the city hall office of Civil£>n Defense. Major Anderson, whose headquarters are at Omaha, Nebr., is regional assistant for the protective services of Civilian Defense, in the Seventh Corps Area. Where They Are Needed f. For Hempstead county, with a population slightly more than 35,000 Major Anderson says the protective services will require the following number of persons in each classification of Civilian Defense: . Air Raid Wardens—396. *' Auxiliary Firemen—132. Auxiliary Police—132. Bomb Squads—3. Decontamination Squads—G6. Demolition & Clearance Crews — 198. f Drivers with Cars—165. Fire Watchers—660. Feeding & Housing—330. Medical Personnel—99, Messengers—254. Nurses Aides—99. j Rescue Squads—66. , Road Repair Crews—132. 'Staff—19S. Total of 2,930. Names of the first 17 to enroll here for Civilian Defense were given Saturday by Chairman Feild as time .... everywhere .... because all move up one hour. It is presumed that lengthening the daylight hours at the end of the working day will conserve electricity. With the intne.se concentration on mechanized warfare il is obvious that anything which releases additional power to the factories adds speed and strength to the National Defense effort .... and our prayers go with it. * * * Major Charles A. Anderson of the Seventh Corps Area, Omaha, Ncbr., gives some illuminating if not startling figures on the enrollment to be required of Hempstead county in its organization for Civilian Defense. He told the county Civilian Defense leaders Saturday that the protective .services required 58 persons for each thousand of population—which puts Hempstead county's organization at around 3,000. In order to obtain 3,000 qualified worker:; we shall have to enroll two to three times that number during the enrollment days, Monday through Wednesday, February 9-11, at city hall. That's the size of our task. And the least that any household not having some member in the armed forces can do is to furnish one person for Civilian Defense. Remember that Civilian Defense Isn't something the Army is supposed to do for us—it is the means of helping ourselves should the enemy make a raid that the Army can't stop. We may expect the Army and Navy to keep land forces away from America — but there is no known way of preventing an air raid against civilian populations, even at Amrica's great distance from either ocean war. Everyone knows il is possible for Germany to send a "suicide" squadron of bombers against our Atlantic Coast — an eventuality this and other writers have guessed may sooner or later occur. Nor is it entirely improbable that a sea-borne air raid might be staged from the Gulf of Mexico, which isn't much than an hour's flynig time from Hope. We have in our hands Ihc lessons learned by the English and these lenms are proposed to be applied here by the oranizalion known as Civilian Defense. Lei's turn out 100 par cent during these L<nro\\mc' : AsjfjKJi^j'' at Hope city hall " ' : '~* "-'"'' Swede Report Says Churchill Aiming Thrust Prime Minister Said to Be Planning Secret Session of Parliament BERLIN—W)—German newspapers carried a lengthy report from Stockholm Saturday that Prime Minister Churchill is laying plans for a large J.cale landing opi.-ration on the Norwegian coast and hopes to have the support (if the United States fleet. The dispatch, circulated by a semiofficial German news agency, said the British rime minister was expected to inform the commons of the plan in a secret session soon and the request approval of the hazards ol such an undertaking. It would be on a .scale much larger, the dispatch indicated, "than the relatively insignificant undertakings by British Warships against the Norwegian islands in the last few months. "The German government is read) for any such attempt," a German broadcast of the dispatch declared. It said there had been opposition in the British prime minister was ox- landing operation on the grounds it would make enormous demands of British shipping. The dispatch added that Churchill was convinced of the necessity of the operations in question, even at the risk of losing further large quantities of British shippng. War Time: Advance Clock Hour Monday War Time, as proclaimed from Washington by President Roosevelt, becomes effective all over America Monday morning, February 9. All citizens, regardless where they live as to Tim eZone, will advance their clocks one hour before going to bed Sunday night. There will be no confusion because there will be just one official time. Railroads, busses, radios, mail and airlines will advance their clocks one hour just us the local householder and business man does. War Time is a national order to conserve electricity as much as possible for National Defense purposes. Japanese Claim Two Allied Ships Hit TOKYO — (/P) — Japanese imperial headquarters claimed Saturday that a U. S. light cruiser of the Marblchcad type and a Dutch East Indies cruiser of the Java class were damaged "beyond repair" in the Japanese naval attack on tlie United Nations fleet in the Java sea Wednesday. 3rd Draff Date Is February 16 Local Pastors Asked to Announce It From Pulpits The Rev. Kenneth L. Spore, president of the Hope Ministerial Alliance, made the following announcement, Saturday: "The Local Board, Mempstead Co- ounty Selective Service System has requested that all Hempstead County pastors announce from their pulpits, Sunday, Febraury 8 and Sunday, February 15, that the Tthird Registration dale is Febraury 16, 1942, as proclaimed by the President of the United States. All men between the ages of twenty and forty-five, who have not already registered, are expected to register on this date. Watch the newspapers for hous and places. Automotive Hint If you are in a hurry arid haven't time to clean off road film that dries on your automobile windshield after a shower, just take it off with an ordinary whiskbroom, rubbing horizontally and vertially to remove streaks. It will not scratch tlie glass, and the polish may be put on at your leisure. New War Styles for Men fallows: v)scar G. Andrews, Route 4, Volunteer Auxiliary Fireman. Grady William Beard, 821 S. Walnut, Auxiliary Fireman. Daniel Arthur Bowden, Auxiliary ^.Fireman. T ' "Richard P. Bowcn, 712 East 3rd St., Auxiliary Policeman. Tom W. Duckett, 816 West 7th St., Auxiliary Fireman. Henry Lee Funwick, 111 1 ,-: East 2nd, First Aid . !,- Cline W. Franks, 1209 South Elm St., Auxiliary Fireman. John King, 922 East Division, Auxiliary Fireman. W. A. Jean, 123 East Ave. D. Fred Leo Johnson, 615 West 4th St., Auxiliary Fireman. <r Arthur Mearle Slayton, 709 South Bonner, Auxiliary Fireman. Pink W. Taylor, 517 West 4th St., Auxiliary Police. P. Brice Thomas, 603 North Main St., Auxiliary Fireman. ( Evan W. Wray, 126 North Elm St., Auxiliary Police. Marie Butterfield Nichols, West 3rd, St., First Aid. Mary Elizabeth Turner, 222 Norlh Louisiana, First Aid. l»More than two mines of motion picture film for projection on the screen are required for a two-hour performance. By WILLIS THORNTON The Dreadful Decade We enter now the 10th year of Hitler's influence on world affairs. Doddering President Hindenburg handed over the power to Hitler in Germany on Jan. 30, 1933. Only a very few people suspected at the time just what it would mean to the world. To the great majority, even in Germany, il seemed that Hitler's accession to power was a grotesque accident; that the man's essential ridiculousness would soon disgust even his own followers, his failure j would soon be apparent, the incident | would pass. "Give us four years," he cried, "and then pass judgement on us." The four years came and went, and at their end Germany had been stripped of all that remained of its power to pass judgement or anything. A whole people had been already to deeply channeled into the groove thai led to world war that there was no escape. Under whip and lash a faint simulacrum of prosperity had been established, based solely on the building of a va.st military establishment whose sole possible purpose the world obstinately refused to see. The Germans have had not four years of Hitler, but nine, and the 10th year is now beginning, the last two and a half of which have been years of war. Hitler has succeeded in making his 10 years into a shambels that historians may well refer to as tlie Dreadful Decade. CYlebrating the beginning of thai (Continued on page four) Singapore Guns Beat Off Jap Invasion Try Suspect It Is Feint to Test Out Flaming 'Death Trap' ' By the Associated Press Singapore's defense guns blasted small invasion-type Japanese boats in the Strait of Jahore Saturday, the 8lh critical day of siege, while enemy long-range batteries for the first time lobbed shells into the residential district of the beleaguered island city. The small boat sortie, it was believed, may have been a feint to lest out a reported death trap of flaming oil devised by the British. Trap Reported A Vichy radio broadcast quoting dispatches from Tokyo said the British had poured thousands of gallons of oil into the mile-wide Jahore strait intending to set it afire if the Japs attempted to cross. In the Philippines a War Department bulletin reported Japanese heavy artillery concealed on the southeast shore of Manila bay violently shelled three U. S. forts in the bay but inflicted no material damage. The attack last three hours. The enemy batteries directed the heaviest bombaidment against Fort Drum and also pounded Fort t Mills and nearby Fort Hughes. American gunners answered with blasting volleys "with undertermined results." In the skies over Gen. Douglas MacArthur's defenders on aBtan peninsula two U. S. fighter planes battled [our Jap bombers and shot down one of them, the War Department said. The communique said eight U. S. pursuit planes 'attacked by a greatly superior force of Japanese fighters and bombers" at Bali in tlie Dutch Indies shot down at least three planes. One U. S. plane was lost. Another was listed as missing. On Other Fronts On other fronts of the Far Pacific conflict: DUTCH INDIES—Countering an assertion by imperial Tokyo headquarters that Japanese naval planes had ''virtually annihilated" the Dutch fleet in an attack February 4 in the Java sea NEI headquarters announced crisply: The Netherlands fleet is absolutely intact, at sea, and ready for action." The Dutch high command acknowledged Japanese invasion forces had won control of most of Amboina island, site of the East Indies second biggest naval base, but reported heavy new blows at Japanese sea power. A Dutch bulletin said NEI forces had sunk a Japanese cruiser and a transport and hit another cruiser and a submarine in operations off Am- boina, which lies between Celebes island and New Guinea, in the Mo- luccan sea. CHINA—Tokyo reports broadcast by the German radio said Japanese troops launched a big offensive Thursday encircling 40,000 Chinese troops in Chan- tung province. No details were forthcoming frof Singapore itself regarding the supposed flaming oil trap in Jahore Strait—an adaptation of the ancient tactics or hurling boilin oil on attackers of castles. Dispatches from Batavia Friday said the Dutch had planned a similar wall of flame to combat sea-bourne Japanese invaders of Baiik Papan, Borneo oil port, but that a driving rain storm intervened. Singapore reported the Japanese were repeatedly bombing and shelling oil storage tanks on the north shore of the island and black smoke was rolling over the waterfront. As the violence of the siege mounted Lt. Gen. A. E. Percival, the British commander, acknowledged some men, planes, ships and supplies had left the island, but he declared grimly: "We will hold Singapore. There is no question about it." The withdrawal, he said, does not mean that the island's defenses have been weakened or that "the air force arid navy have abandoned Singapore." "They have gone to places whence they can bomb Japanese bases just as affectively and build up our naval strength," Gen. Percival explained. Today 7 Pacific War Map SOUTH CHINA SI* J M / /'OAVA CfUlfS «4 * ^W^01^ '."SUMATRAf 4 *" ^ V JAVA3fA DUTCH EAST INDIES > U ST$ _._*&?./V—. /^-—^**4£U« ARAJA «£=TS (NEA Telcmap) Today's war map shows new Jap thrusts at the Dutch East Indies the Japanese scigc of Singapore. The big guns of Singapore continued a steady pounding of Japanese forces on the Johorc side of the strait, picking targets reported by observers and by reconnoitering British airplanes. Hospital Aid Is Discussed Congressman Harris Writes Letter to Weisenberger The Star has received from Congressman Oren Harris the following copy of a letter he wrote Royce Weisenberger, former state representative, on February 4 regarding the proposed local hospital project and federal aid thereon: Hon. Royce Weisenberger Hope, Ark. Dear Royce: I am glad to acknowledge your letter in the interest of the application of Hope and Hempstead County Hospital association for the construction of fire-proof hospital to badly needed at this time. The application was received by the Federal Works Agency in Washington from the Regional Office in Kansas City in November In discussing this with the Federal Works Agency Board, on several occasions, I find that thay have given much study to the local situation brought on by the War program anc defense project. Although I have insisted, and they appreciate the intense interest of a project in the sum applied for in the recommendation the Defense public Works Division has recommended the outright construction of the Federal Works Agency of a hospital unit to cost $150,000. The recommendation was sent to the Federal Works Board, who, after going over the report, gives the final order. Except in unusual cases where it is evident the need is not present, the Board accepts the recommendation of the Defense Public Works. This Board meets about every two weeks and the next scheduled meeting is the latter part of this week or the first of next. This project is first on the list for consideration and I feel confident that the 5150,000 will be allotcd and the unit approved in that amount n a short time. Realizing the importance and the need of this project in the rapid development and fast growing city as well as the interest of everyone concerned, I am glad to give my continued efforts to tlie approval and construction of this hospital unit. With warm personal regards, I am, Sincerely yours Oren Harris February 4, 1942 Washington, D. C. Register for Defense Class Vocational Courses Are Being Registered in Hope R. E. Jackson, vocational education instucto at Hope high school, will begin a seies of Natinal Defene calsses f local boys next week. Before entering, students must register for one of the classes at the Arkansas Employment office. Tlie four types to be taught includ: auto mechanics, electricity, metal working, and wood working. All But 3 of Crew Perish in \ Panama Crash Collision With Another Vessel in Surface Maneuvers Disclosed WASHINGTON—(/P)—The Navy announced Saturday that the submarine S-26 collided with another naval vessel the night of Jan. 24 and sank off- Panama with the loss of all but three of its crew. The collision occurred, the Navy said, while the submarine was engaged in surface operations. The survivors, standing on the bridge of the submarine and thrown clear, were Lt.. Commander Earl C, Hawk, commanding officers: Lt. Robert E. N. Ward; and Joe B. Hurst, 1st class seaman. The Navy announced that "the next of kin of the casualties have been notified, but did not disclose the complement of the stricken chaft. , Six Navy divers were sent from Washington to help divers already engaged 1 in rescue operations. Contact was first established with the sunken ship in 301 feet of water five days after the craft sank, but the Navy added, "there was no, indication of life on board." •• House Debates Fan-Dancing Congress Bitterly Hits Civilian Defense Moves WASHINGTON n an upsurge NEA Service Tclcpholo Minus collar iind lapels, the suit on (lie man at left is designed to save wool. Pocket flaps have been cut as have cuffs. The man at right wears a tweed, the coal of which can be used as a sports jacket, the trousers as separate slacks. World's Oldest What is said to be the oldest musical instrument in the world was found in the Pollau mountains of Czechoslovakia. It is a musical pipe, estimated to be about 30,000 years old, and is made from the tooth ol un animal. of revolt against appointment of Actor Melvyn Douglas and Mrs. Roosevelt's dancer-protege to high civilian defense posts, the House voted, 88 to 80, Friday to forbid use of civilian defense funds for "instructions in physical fitness by dancers, fan dancing, street shows, thcatercial performances or other public entertainment." During an angry discussion, Representative Hoffnnln. (Rep., Mich.) suggested a "Bundles for Eleanor" movement be started in tribute to Mrs. Roosevelt's ability to get jobs for her friends. He referred to Marvis Chancy, dancer, and others. Equally severe were the representatives in dealing with Donald Duck. By a vote of 78 to 63, the House eliminated an 580,000 allotment to pay the cost of producing a Walt Disney film in which Donald demonstartes the problems— and benefits— of the income tax. The two actions, both tentative and taken on teller votes, came in consideration of a 5160,590,611 deficiency appropriations bill contaning 511.000000 for civilian defense. Toward the (Continued on Page Four) Oil and Gas Filings Food Campaign Farmers Co-operating in Vital Food Production Farm families working with the Farm Security Administration in Hempstead county will add to the war flames under the Axis powers this year as they join with other farmers in the Food-for-Freedom campaign, Laura H. Hodnett, home management supervisor, said. "Low-income farm families in Hempstead county are going to provide the straw that breaks the back of the Axis powers," she said. "These families cannot do a lot individually, but when they add up the little that each can do, it carries a lot of weight. "Farm Secruity families have already been assigned their food and feed quotas. They know approximately how much they arxe expected to raise for home use and what they can produce for market. "S far as possible each family will have fwo milk cows," Mrs. Hodnett said. "We are urging the families to consume as much of the milk as possible and to market the surplus. Each family has planned to produce its meat supply, with some to sell. We estimate that FSA families in Hempstead county will produce approximately 424,000 pounds of pork for the market. "Fruits and vegetables, syrup and potatoes are important in a well- Jalanced diet. Farm Security fami- ,ies have planned to produce alt they need of these vital, health-producing foods. Each family is planning to preserve a minimum of 125 quarts of food per person. The plan calls for 62 quarts of vegetables and 63 quarts of fruit and fruit juices, per person. Tlie families will also store the following foods: dried peas, and beans, meat, lard, and dried fruit. It is estimated that the families will produce a total of 59,500 quarts of food during the year. This will be in addition to the year-round-garden." Hempstead County February 6, 1942 Prepared by Jewellc Bartlctt Royalty Deed, dated 2-6-42, 2-6-42, 15 160 Int., 15 royalty acres. J. L. Pitts to Dr. J. A. Langenfeld. SE',4 Sec. 34 Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated, filed 2-6-42. C. H. Sulton, el ux to Mary Virginia Hicks. Lot 9, in the SVa of Block 12, Brookwood Add., Hope, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 12-31-27, fil- <f W. E. Cox, Jr.. et al Pt. NEV 4 SE'/ 4 Sec. 30, Twp. 10 S., Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 12-31-27, filed 2-6-42. W. E. Cox, et ux to W. E. filed Cox, Jr. Pt. Lot 7, all of Lot 4 and 5, Block 3, Smith's Add., Fulton, Ark. Quitclaim Deed, dated 9-7-27, filed 2-6-42. Welch Stave & Mercantile Co. to W. E. Cox and Sons. Lots 17, IS and 19 Block 39, Fulton, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 2-2-42, filed 2-6-42. GO acres. Clayton P. Kinsey, ed 2-6-42. W. E. Cox et ux to Ernest H. Cox. Lots 13 and 16, Block 16, Smith's Addition, Fulton, Ark . Warranty Deed, dated 2-2-42, filed 2-6-42. W. E. Cox, et ux to Roy Cox, et al. Lots S, 9, 10, 14, 14 in Block 22, Smith's Add., Fulton, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 7-13-33, filed 2-6-42. 2 acres. W. E. Cox, et ux to et ux to Alma Yokley. NEVi SEV4I SW J /4 SEVi See. 8 Twp. 13'S., Rge 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 8-7-41, filed 2-G-42, 3. 4 an acre. Claude Spanhanks el ux to P. N. Tillman. Pt. NE'/i NE',4 Sec. 3, Twp. U S., Rge. 26 W. Warranty Deed, dated 10-17-41. fil- (Continued on Page Three) Cranium Crackers War Dates Because World War 11 began on the first of a month in 1939, its anniversaries have been easy to remember. How many of these important dates concerned with inner conflicts of the war do you remember? 1. On what date did the U. S. declare war on Japan? Japan on tlie U. S. ? 2. What major par: of World War 11 began on June 22, 1941? 3. In what months did Germany invade Belgium, Greece, Norway, Yugoslavia and Denmark? 4. On what two dates in 1941 did British troops take Benghazi, Libya? 5. When did Britain declare war on Germany? . on Comic Page

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