Every Household Without One in the Armed Forces Should Register for Civilion Defense-Hope City Hall Feb. 9-10-11. ENSB BUY UNITED STATES VINOi >ONOS Wor\d-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 100 Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Somewhat colder in west, little temperature change in the east Monday night; intermittent rain Monday afternoon and in east Monday night. Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929, HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1942 • _ — , ,„, ,„,..,, nurc, AKIVAPOAa, /WUNUAT. FEBRUARY 9 1942 TAP—Means Associated Press --..^- ' ' ' *' '*^ (NEA)-Meons Newspaper Enterprise Aas'n PRICE 5c COPY Japs on Singapore Island Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN — We Got All the Reports—But One Something to Write a Congressman About I never thought I would live to see the day when an editor v. tote his congressman about NOT receiving a government report. But it looks as though we have waded through reams of government broadcasts from a hundred bureaus only to miss the^pne report that was readable and likely to be printed. ~ : (•) "Rlin nf Ihp Nnw«" nnlinnii t Japs Believed Planning Drive Against Java a Air Raid on Batavia, NEI Capital, Considered a Prelude BATAVIA — (/P)— Japanese planes made their first raid of the Pacific war on Batavia, capital of the Netherlands East Indies, Monday in an intensifying scries of air attacks believed h?^,i to bo. n prelude to nn attempt at invasion of Java, center of the United Nations' resistance to the Japanese in the southwest Pacific. The raid, carried out by six to eight Jap fighters, was directed mainly at Kema Joran and Tijililitan air- r- diftnos, near Batavia. Anita news a- gcncy said the attacks were limited to machine-gunning and no bombs were dropped. Streets in the capital and suburbs were also strafed. "Some damage" was done to army plPJies at Kema Joran and two passenger planes were damaged. A special communique said two civilians were seriously wounded and nine slightly hurt. At least one and possibly two of the raiders were shot down. Japanese efforts to attack the harbor were turned back by heavy antiaircraft fire. Enemy activity also was reported over other parts of Java, Sumatra and Borneo. •JJje NEI high command said Japanese patrols were pushing south from the charred oil port of Balik Papan, on the east Borneo coast, "apparently planning to reach Banjer- niassin," important trade center on the, south shore of Borneo facing JaW,. The port was said to be a prime Japanese objective as the men of Nippon attempted to force an arc around the vital citadel of Java in preparation for invasion. Oil Imports The United Stales, during the first half of 19-10, imparted 2,280,24!) pounds of oils other than cassia, cinnamon, belgamot, cilronella, geranium, laven- de'j^ lemon, lomongniss, lime, orange, roes and .saiuhilwood oils. NOW READY... WAR BOOK Complete strategy maps of every war theater, to- ijfcther with background and illustrated material compiled by war experts of The Associated Press 4tt home and abroad. 16 pages — some in color. ORDER NOW *» FROM HOPE STAR lOc Per Copy Run of the News" column in Saturday's Arkansas Democrat carries the following item: , "In order lo aid manufacturers in standardizing sizes of women's garments, the bureau of home economics of the Department of Agrictulture measured nearly 15,000 women in seven states and the District of Columbia, then boldly announced lhal the average Miss America is "dumpy." "Her measurements are: neck 15.27; bust 35.02; waist 29.15; hips, 38.82, and her weight 133.5 pounds. She's five feet, three inches tall. "The ideal Miss America, says the bureau, would have these measurements; neck 12.5; bust 34; waist 24; hips 36, and her weight 122 pounds. She would be five feet, six and a half inches tall. "The bureau found that Arkansas women had the bcsl figures, New Jersey women Ihe worst. "A loast to the women of Arkansas—and to the Department of Agriculture for a discriminating cyo-(or tape measure)." Of course, on second thought, it would be useless to write my congressman, complaining that I didn't get the above-mentioned survey. The bureaucrats would simply reply, "He got it all right. He just doesn't road any of the government reports. No newspaper man does." But "Run of the News" saw it first—therefore it is obvious I didn't get it. That's my constitutional right, and I stand on it. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON Our Strength in Truth The American people ask no more than to be told the truth. They will not be content with less.' Three times in recent weeks, Uncle Sam has held up a mirror in front of himself and said, "There, old ugly- mug, how do you like THAT?" MIRROR NO. 1 was the Truman report, which showed that our prewar industrial production setup with its dollar-a-ycar men, ils persuasive methods, its half-measures, was not good enough. MIRROR NO. 2 was the Senate Naval Affairs Committee report, which showed that shocking profits have been made on some contracts. MIRROR NO. 3 was the Roberts report on Pearl Harbor, which showed childish lack of co-operation between Army and Navy heads before Pearl Harbor, and complete miscalculation of the danger of attack with corresponding failure to prepare for it in the face of plain warnings. We didn't like what we saw. None of us liked it. What arc we going to do about it? First of all, Ihe production setup has been changed; Donald Nelson has been given full charge and full authority to make il hum. The old halfway setup is already gone. The new all-out setup is already beginning to function. The warts should have been removed from this one already. Second, Ihe mailer of war profits is up to congress. The entire American people arc agreed on this: nobody .shall gel rich oul of Ihis war. It is up lo congress either to thin out the contract gravy or skim it • Projects (Continue'! on page four) Related Cauliflower, domestic cabbage, and kohl-rabi, all are descendants of wild cabbage. They are modificalions of the flowers, leaves, and stems, respectively. Bulletins Senator Hattie W. Coraway telegraphed Mayor Albert Graves late Monday afternoon, the mayor announced, that the Federal Works Agency had approved 200 family dwelling units for immediate construction in Hope. Construction of this federal housing, first to be announced here, will be under authority of the Lanham Act. Proving Ground Bracketed by New Projects One Road to Blevins; and a Paved Road Direct to Washington Four Slalo Higbway-U. S. Bureau of Public Roads projects for paved or dustless highways in Hcmpslcad county are in the hands of County Judge Fred Luck with only right- of-way matters to be cleared up before actual contract is let, the judge announced Monday. If properly owners co-opcrale in granting right-of-way all four projects may be let at the next contract meeting of (he Stale Highway Commission, Judge Luck said. The projects, on which blueprints are now on file at the judge's office in Hcmpstcad county courthouse, are: 1. Paving, from the end of the present city paving on No. 29-North to the Southwestern Proving Ground gate about two miles above Hope. 2. A dust-proof road from this Proving Ground gate around the Proving Ground to intersect with No. 29 about a quarter mile above the north Proving Ground gale, aboul six miles of construction, for which the appropriation is $130,000. 3. Pavement on No. 4-North, from the beginning of the narrow present paving inside the Hope city limits to the end of this narrow paving, re- conslrucling the present pavement on the old Washington highway. 4. Pavement, from the end of the present narrow paving on No. 4-North to Washington on the original route of No. 4 through the Proving Ground. Defense Rally Here Wednesday All Defense Bond Salespersons to Meet at City Hall C. K. Wilkerson, assistanl, and pos- .sibly Roy Paschal, chief of the Defense Bond and Stamp selling organization in Arkansas, will come to Hope for a rally of the Defense Bond .selling groups here at Hope city hall Wednesday night, il was announced Manday by Mayor Albcrl Graves. This is a general rally which all persons managing the sales of bonds and slumps are expected to attend, he said. Mr. Wilkerson's primary purpose will be to discuss payroll participation in Ihe Bond and Stamp sales plan. Co-operation of all local firms is requested, in having ;\ representative present al the city hall meeting. Otis D. Page, Commissioner of Lands, Dies Interim Appointment to Of f ice to Be Made by Governor Adkins LITTLE ROCK — (/[')— Otis D. Page, G2, stale land commissioner and one of two brothers prominent in Arkansas politics, died Monday at his home here. He bad been al home since July when he suffered a heart seizure. His brother, John H. Page, formerly was stale commissioner of mines, manufactures and agriculture, and now is chief deputy in the land office. Another brother, A. H. Alf, who died last May, also was prominent in politics. Under former Gov. Carl Bailey he was chairman of the State Corporation Commission. Governor Adkins will appoint a commissioner to hold office until Jan. 1. Page was born al Fair Dealing, Mo., and was educated al Doniphan, Mo., and Hunlington, Tenn. In 1901 Page came to Arkansas and in 1911 was employed as an inspector in flic state department of'mines, manufactures and agriculture. He stayed in that department until 1918, serving under three commissioners including his brother. After living in Oklahoma for a time Page was in Washington as a pure- food inspector from 1919 to 1921. Returning here he entered the mercantile business and operated sawmills and cotton gins until 1933 when he was appointed superintendent of the Pulaski county farm. In 1936 Page resigned to run for land commissioner and was elected. He was re-elected in 1938 and 1940. At one time Page was a justice of the peace in Owen township, Pulaski. Survivors, besides his wife and brother, are a son, four daughters, and a sister. Ill-Fated Submarine's Sister and Three Who Escaped Death in Her Last Dive i?-'. •""«*/'*«*' p«, *^ •*****»•<*•* "• J ~™ .v^rr^^fj; * , v •&<•<•• v **' '"" ~ /mffiSScm I >'»"JL.~ y* - "-»«, • s- - •»—-. -z»~ v~.-~~*- ! ..-~ J fa r jfp.~ ,,> - "' '»f 'm hi - .-*.««*~*: - -^-uMnsuSfc .sv - .x^xfTJBSE . _ U C t .i^_7IrMKl The Navy Dept. has announced that the submarine S-2G has been sunk in a colli' rJl but three of the crew. Pictured is the S-9, sister ship of the ill-fated submarine NEA~Service Tc a-iu nas ncen SUIIK in a collision off Panama with a ship of the ill-fated submarine. Prescott Plays Here Tuesday Curly Wolves to Meet Bobcats at 8 p. m. Tuesday Hope high school Bobcat cagcrs will meet the Prescott Curloy Wolves on the local court at 8 o'clock Tuesday night, according to an announcement by Caoeh Bill Brasher. A basketball game for both senior and junior teams with Camdcn is being scheduled for Friday night. Oil and Gas Filings Hcmpstcad County February 7, 1912 Prepared by Jcwcllc Baillclt felroleum Co. S 1 /- NE'/i NW'A; S',-'NW'/i NE'A Sec. 8, Twp. 14 S., Rgc" I 25 W.; SW'/i SW'/i Sec. 13; EVz SW'A; NW'/i SW'/i; NW'/i SE'/i Sec. 24, Twp. Warranty Deed, dated 2-7-42, filed ! 13 S., Rge. 2G W.; W'/i NW'A Sec. 12; 2-7-42. E. S. Greening, el ux lo J. I K ''^ Sec. 10 all in Twp. 14 S., Sge. L. Ferguson. W'/j NW'/i Sec. 1 Twp. 2(i w 12 S., Rge. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 11-6-41, filed Assignment of O. & G. Lease, clat- 2-7-42, 40 acres. Win. L. Baber to eel 2-G-42, filed 2-9-42, 4 acres. J. W. j Frank Christian. SW'/i NW'A Sec. 24, Love, el ux to Wm. C. Nolen. Pt. j Twp. 10 S., Rge. 2G W SE'/, NE'A Sec. 24, Twp. 14 S., Rge. | o . & G. Lease, dated 2-4-42, filed i 2-7-42, 320 acres, 10 years. Lillian 24 W. , A ^ S 'f "V°" •, °f ^AG.J-^*-, d ^r«l 2 - 7 " 12 - My i'.v Hervey, et al to Ada C. King. N> 2 Lot 1, Block 24, Col- ed 2-5-42. filed 2-9-42, 60 acres. C. W. Everett, ct ux to Root Petroleum Co. Undivided one half interest, in SW'A NW'A: Nil; NW'A SW'A Sec. 24, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 25-42, filed 2-9-42, 40 acres, 10 years. J. B. Shults to J. K. Wadley. SW'/i SW'A Sec. 33, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 25 W. Assignment of O. & G. Lease, dated 1-21-42, filed 2-9-42, SO acres. A. C. Taylor, el ux to J. K. Wadley. SI- SEW Sec. 23, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 25 W. Assignment of O'. & G. Lease, dated 1-19-42, filed 2-9-42, 40 acres. J. B. Yarbrough, et ux lo Magnolia Petroleum Co. SE'A SE'A Sec. 7, Twp. 13 S., Rge. 2li W. Assignment of O. & G. Lease, dated 1-19-32, filed 2-9-42, 640 acres. J. B. Yarbrough, el ux to Magnolia Pe- lege Add., Hope, Ark. Warranty Dede, daled 1-28-42, filed 2-7-42. E. C. Sterling to Ada C King. Pt. Eli NW'A Sec. 33 Twp. 12 S., Rge. 24 W. Royalty Deed, daled 2-G-42, filed 2-7-42, 40 acres (1/16 Int.). H. W. McClellan, et ux to R. J. Hixon. SE'A, SE'A Sec. 14. Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 131-42, filed 2-7-42. Tyree Edwards lo W. B. Nelson. Pi. NE'/i SW'A Sec. 33, Twp. 11 S., Rgc. 25 W. Royalty Deed, dated 2-15-42, filed 2-9-42. Leo Hatch, et ux to J. D. Barlow, et al. SW'A SE',j; S'-i Sl-i NW',4 SE'A Sec. 14, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W., 50 acres. Grantor conveying 50 royalty \ The three crew members of submarine S-2G who were standing on bridge at time of collision and so were thrown free when the sub went down, examine buoy released by their comrades in sunken cub off Panama. From left to right they are: Lt. Robert E. N. Wad: Lt. commander Earlc C. Hawk, sub commander; Capt T J Doyle, m charge of futile rescue operations; and Seaman Joe B. Hurst. (Continued on page four) Civil Defense Drive Is Slow Only 13 Register Up to Noon Monday; 2 Days to Go Hcmpstcad county's three-day drive lo enroll volunteer workers for Civilian Defense got under way beneath leaden skies and a downpour of rain Monday—and up to noon only 13 persons had been added to the Civilian Defense rolls. A tolal of about 3,000 persons are required to man the various organizations grouped under Civilian Defense, and with 17 previously reported the tolal today is only 30, Chairman Talbot Feild, Jr., announced. Three women volunteered Monday morning. The first was Mrs. Albert Graves, wife of the mayor, and the others were Mrs. Lamar Cox and Mrs. Nell Cox. Army officials arc pushing this section of the country lo gel ils Civilian Defense organization perfected, including the vital system of Air raid Wardens which has already been completed on both coasts and far inland. Mr. Feidl announced. Registration of volunteer workers i.s being niutle at Hope city hall this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9-11. The office is the first door to the right on entering the city hall from the south (opposite Hotel Barlow). Twa secretaries will enroll all volunteers. The windpipe of a crocodile extends only to its nostrils, not to its mouth. 2% Is Denied Co. Treasurer Supreme Court Holds Against Carroll Co. Treasurer LITTLE ROCK-(/l>)-Thc Supreme court held Monday thai the 1941 act allowing county treasurers 2 per cent of the funds they handle merely created a source of revenue from which the treasurer's salary fixed by previous legislative of initiated county salary acts should be paid. Affirming the Carroll circuit court the high tribunal said Act 78 of 1941 was not a salary act and did not repeal any legislative or initiated acts fixing salaries of county treasurers. T. S. Conway, Jr., Is Now Army Sergeant T. S. Conway, Jr., has been promoted to Ihe rank of sergeant in the Army Air Corps, Chanute Field, Ran- loul, 111., according to word received here Monday by his father, T. S. Conway. «•» * IP Circuit Court Here Postponed to 23rd The next session of circuit court will be held Monday, Feb. 23. The regular session scheduled for this Monday was not held because Judge Dexter Bush was unable to be lire- sent. Man Held in Death of Girl Tragic Story Unfolded to Clark County Officers ARKADELPHIA—(/!>)—An autopsy was ordered today to determine what caused the death of 19-year-old Mary Bell Furlow whose chain-bound scanlily-clothcd body was recovered by officers Sunday night from the Ouaehita River at Calion, 61 miles csoulhwesl of here. Sheriff Bill Wells said he and other officers were directed to the spot where the body of the pretty bookkeeper was found in 21 feel of water by a 37-year-old man. The man Wells added, told them he placed it there after the girl died on grindstone mountain near here a week ago following an attempted self-operation. "He said she died within 15 minutes but before she died she asked him lo dispose of her body," the sheriff said. "The man said he obtained log chains, wrapped her with them, drove to Calion and placed her body in the river." (Continued on Page Four) UNCLE SAM WEEDS' up<roP TO HELP HOLD THE , . F0f?r/ -* F-Way Hand-to-Hand Fighting in Jungle Section Australians Counter-Attack, But Concede Japs Have Foothold By the Associated Prc s s The Japanese fought their way into the fortress isle of Singapore on a 10-mile front Monday, threating to overrun the once-powerful British base, but after several hours of bloody fighting the siutation was reported officially to be "well in hand." That word came from Major General Henry Gordon Bennett, commander of the Australian forces in whose zone in the mangrove swamps and rubber plantations of the northwest shore the invaders first struck. "We have taken our stand on a strong line and are organizing an attack which it is hoped will recover as much as possible of the lost terrain," Bennett said, thus holding out that slim hope that the Japanese could be readily dislodged. Battle in Jungle A strong Japanese landing had turned Singapore's ordeal of shell fire and bombs in the past week of seige t . from the. - opposite -shore r-ofe^Johofc-Vvi l strait into a man-to-man, weapon- to-weapon struggle. The Japs declared that their beach heads were so well consolidated that tanks already had been ferried across to bolster their troops. While this seemed quite possible there was no confirmation from-Sing- gapore. Likewise unconfirmed was a roundabout report that Jap parachutists had been dumped behind forward defense positions and already had engaged a British detachment, The parachutist story—via Tokio, the Oslo radio and Reuters said also the Japanese fleet was ready for attacks near Singapore "at any moment" in such a fight Singapore's monster guns—as heavy as 18 inches might well get in their first good licks for they were primiarly designed to cover the sea approaches. MacArthur Holds Oil In the battle of the Batan in the Phillipines General MacArthur announced his. men had repulsed new Jap assualts while the U. S. guns in Manila bay silenced several seige batteries on the Cavite shore to the south. Once again the war department communique was a story of all- attacks repluscd despite the dive bombers which roved the sky in blasting support of the invader aground. A London informant said the British had opened a sharp counter-attack on the Japs attacking Singapore island. Ho said that the invasion was launched on a 10-mile front across the Strait of Johore with the drive pivoting on Behir inlet, al a narrow stretch of the strait. British headquarters acknowledged that the forces which clinched a beach-head during the night on the northwest coast were sperading eastward despite the fierce defense. The Japs' Story A communique pictured the defenders as straining lo the utmost to "mop up the enemy." Japanese artillery on the Malayan mainland a rifle-shot away.and Japanese dive bombers helped blast a path for the allacking Japs—shock troops and, according lo Tokio, a tank force. Other air raiders appeared over Singapore city on the south side of the island but these were met by British frighters which destroyed three planes probably destroyed three more, and damaged 13 more. The Tokio radio, relaying dispatches which it said originated with land forces on Singapore, pictured the defenders as in flight on the highways leading to the southern part of the island. One report said the first landing was signaled st 12:16 a. m. (12:16 p. m. Central War-time Sunday) with a green flare, which was followed in four minutes by a red flare to signfy the completion of that operation. The Japanese estimated the defending forces at 20,000 men. More trustworthy indications were that at least 60,000 men were on Singapore to oppose tlie headlong rush by tlie Japanese troops who had pushed the length of the Malayan mainland to Jahore strait since the start of the war in the Pacific. a •^ 3 ' -f, \j Pearl S. Buck, famous author, was born May 5, 1890.
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