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Every Household Without One in the Armed Forces Should Register for Civilian Defense-Hope City Hall Feb. 9-10-11. WorVd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope d/OLUME 43 — NUMBER 101 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Colder with freezing temperature Tuesday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1942 ,'AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COF-V Fa of Singapore Near as Japs Swarm Into City ~ — • * rf, ^ff ' Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Russians Take /> Bad News From the War Makes Civilian Necessity Greater With the exception of the Russian recovery against Germany this has been a war with precious little good news for the side of the United Nations. And the gloom is particularly thick today, for the wires are dropping some strong hints that Britain's great Singapore fortress and naval base is on its last legs. The British have been charged with ^•constantly under-estimating the enemy, and forced, therefore, to accept ever-recurring defeats. Bui il is to be remembered that from the outset of the British-American alliance the responsibility for the Pacific arena of action was placed nol upon Britain but upon the United Stales. Singapore was British, but the British ships were mostly in European walcrs, and the main American fleet has been in the Pacific for a considerable time. And so Singapore's plight strikes sharply on the nerves of an American public, still day-dreaming in the ways of peace and utterly unaware of what rude jolts are in store for us before we get down to the serious business of fighting. Bui I do believe the American people arc measuring the importance of this Singapore battle. I believe they 111 HI 10-Week Period Soviet Estimates German Losses in Crimea Alone at 40,000 . . By Uic-iAiiVocIatiul Tie& ; 'v. Russia's armies driving forward through gale-whipped snowstorms reported Tuesday they had liberated 80 cities and more than 48,000 towns and villages in the past 10 weeks and declared thai Ihe Germans had losl 10,000 men in Ihe Crimean baltlc of Sevastopol alone. 'Soviet dispatches said the Red armies were scoring heavy new gains in the Donets river industrial basin in the Urkrainc and in the drive againsl Smolensk, 230 miles wesl of Moscow. Adolf Hitler's field headquarters acknowledged Ihe Russians were also smashing "in heavy massed allacks" againsl Ihe German lines before Leningrad but asserted they had been driven back. i , On the North African front British headquarters reported litlle chan.go in the situation with imperial patrols active on a line from Dmimi to El Mechill, 50 miles wesl of Tobruk. At sea the German high command declared Nazi bombers atlacking a ( .ilongely-prolccled Brlish convoy off the Egyptin coasl scored hits on a light cruiser, a destroyer and two big transports, inflicting such heavy damage that some were "presumed lost." ^ , The Berlin radio said German U- boats operating in Ihe Atlantic had sunk eight more merchant ships totaling 50,500 tons and a corvette. Six of the victims were listed as sunk off the North American coast. The Itlaian high command reported (.Tuesday that torpedo-carrying planes in the eastern Mediterranean hit a British heavy cruiser, while Axis planes once more raided the British bases al Malta and Alexandria. In London the admiralty announced i 'jhat British submarines have sunk "line Axis supply ship and torpedoed two others, one of which almost cer- | tainly sank, in new attacks on enemy transport lanes in the Mediterranean, 'Mail Dispatch , Time Changed Postoffice Closes at 9 p. m. Instead < of 9:15 New Misouri Pacific railroad schedules have caused changes in the time of dispatching mail from Hope post- office, Postmaster Robert M. Wilson announced Tuesday. I j*-Because of Ihe laler departure of Train No. 18, northbound, mail formerly dispatched at 5 p. in. is now dispatched at 5:30. Mail formerly locked up in pouches for north and southbound trains at • •H. p. m. is now locked out at 8:45. Accordingly, said Postmaster Wilson, the local postofficc closes al 9 p. in. in- slead of 9:15, il being the practice to close Ihe building 15 minutes after the last dispatcli of mail. the fact that if Singapore is taken by the Japanese this world war may roll on for nearly a generation before Anglo-Saxon sea and air power finally arc able to restore peace. This is a grim day for Americans. But all the betler a day lo remember lhal wo arc enrolling citizens this week at Hope city hall for Civilian Defense. We need 3,000 persons in this county, twice that many onrol- lecs lo assure a competent organization—but we haven't really starled, with just a handful thus far reported as "joining up." Lei's think about it today and take a walk to the cily hall. By WILLIS THORNTON Keep the Liberty for Which We Fight A free country always faces certain difficulties in time of war. Ccrlain quick and temporarily effective means of protecting the slate and furthering the war cfforl are not open to it, simply because there is no sense in making freedom itself the firsl sacrifice in a war for freedom. In a totalitarian country where nobody has any rights anyway, it is a simple mailer lo arrest or shoot anybody who seems lo someone in au- i trority to be in the way. Free coun- ] Irics can't operate lhal way. They are faced with the problem of preserving their safely and winning a war, and at the same time leaving people jusl as much freedom as possible. As Ihe war cfforl grows more and more serious, il is going lo lake all Ihe brains and stamina we can muster to secure Ihe safety of our people and government and at the same time leave them free. It can be done, however, and il must be done. Every proposal lo curtail liberties, even temporarily, must be carefully examined, and not rushed through simply because it seems a quick solution to some problem. Attorney General Francis Biddle put the thing very well a few days after Pearl Harbor. He said: ""The enemy has attacked more than the soil of America. He has at- lackcd our institutions, our freedoms, the principles on which this nation was founded and lias grown to greatness. Every American must remember that the war we wage loday is in defense of Ihese principles. It, therefore, behooves us to guard them most zealously al home." A typical example is in an amendment to Ihe Nalionalily Acl already passed by the House, which contains 200 U.S. Houses for Hope; Limit Is $3,570 Each For Defense Workers With Annual Income $1,380 to $2,400 Hope's first Federal Housing Authority project, on which a bulletin was carried in yesterday's edition at press-time, was announced late Monday afternoon from several different offices. The project is for 200 demountable housing units, for families of industrial defense workers, with incomes ranging from $1,380 to ?2,400, and the Federal Works Agency will handle construction, according to an announcement from Ihe Dallas office of Ihe Office of Emergency Management. Congressman Oren Harris was quoted in Washington as having been told by the Defense Housing Co-ordina- tor's office that the units will have a maximum cost of ?3,570. First announcement thai President Roosevelt had approved the project was made in n telegram laic Manday from 'Soiiator Hallie'W. Caraway to Mayor Albert Graves. About the same time Senator Lloyd Spencer's office in Washington advised the sen- alor, who is in the city, that the project was ready for construction. The federal action found the Cily of Hope prepared lo co-operale on Ihe project, Mayor Graves and Ihe council having set up a Local Housing Authority on February 3, acting on the rcocmmendalion of George Wliit- lenberg, Lilllc Rock architect, who apeared before the council at the request of the regional Federal Housing Authority. The council unanimously adopted a resolution selling up Ihe Local Authority, and Mayor Graves is to name five members who will consti- lulo Ihe body. One will be named chairman. The Authority is expected to co-operate with the federal agency in selection of a site and other details of construction, although Ihe latter will be a 100 per cent federally paid matter. Mayor Graves said Tuesday he had been studying the five-man-appointment question and would announce the membership shortly. Mr. Wittenberg told the city council a week ago lhal Ihe demountable houses, a new development in the building industry, cost as much as permanent houses—and that is was the government's intention not only lo restrict their use to defense workers, but, after the emergency passes, lo take the houses off the local real estate market. One probability is thai they would be sold off to individual buyers who would guarantee to use them to replace present inadequate farm houses. Robison to St. Louis for Spring Buying Gco. W. Robison left for St. Louis this pasl week-end on his spring merchandise buying lour for his department stores in Hope and Nashville. Sunday Islands There are two Sunday Islands in the walcrs of Australia—one off the coast of Queensland, and the other on the Western Australian coast. (Continued on Page Six) 1 Might Leap Witlls Convicts at the Arizona state prison asked prison officials to add vaulting I poles to their athletic equipment, but' the request was denied. Navy Photo Owners, Call at The Star Owners of the photographers of Navy men in this county which The Star published last November and December are kindly asked to call at the newspaper office, 21214 South Walnut street, and obtain the pictures as soon as possible. Those unable to call will have the pictures returned to them by mail, although there is less danger of creasing when pictures are handled personally. Cranium Crackers Animal Life Mussolini advised his people to "live like lions," but long before thai human beings were allribut- ing animal characteristics to one another. You should be able to answer these without a zoology textbook. l.Fill in missing words. He's as timid as a . stubborn as wild as a and wise as an ——. 2. Who is the Conquering Loin of Judah? What King was kamvn as Ihe Loin-Hearted? 3. What major league baseball teams are known as the Tigers, Cubs, Cardinals? 4. What animal supposedly suckled what founders of what great city? 5. The magpie, fox. lamb, bull dog and bear with a sore paw are used lo describe what human characleristics? Answers on Comic Page Jap Foothold on Singapore JUHUKt (MALAY STATES) Singapore's battle for life or death raged toward a climax as Japanese forces battered their way ashore on the British Far Eastern bastion. Map shows Jap drives toward and into Singapore Island. Go-to-Church Campaign Here Hope Ministerial Alliance to Launch It Easter A city-wide "Go to-Church campaign will be sponsored by the Hope Ministerial Alliance beginning Easter and closing on Mother's Day, in May, it was decided at Ihe February moel- ing of Ihe Hope Ministerial Alliance, in session at First Baptisl church Monday. Rev. Millard W. Baggett Each church will seek the attendance of its entire resident membership, and non-church members arc invited to meet and worship with the congregations. The alliance welcomed as a new member the liev. Millard W. Baggelt. who has just asumcd the pastorship of First Christian church, having come to Hope from Bcnkmville, where ho was Christian pastor. The ministerial alliance's officers are: Rev. Kenneth L. Spore, president; Rev. Harry Wintcrmeycr, virc- president; and Rev. W. R. Hamilton, secretary. Stiff Prison Term for Tire Thieves TRENTON, N. J. -(JP>— The New Jersey legislature gave final enactment Monday to a bill making automobile tire thefts high misdemeanors punishable with a maximum of seven years imprisonment and $2,000 fine. Under existing state slalules, car Ihefts are misdemeanors punishable by a maximum prison sentence of three years and $1,000 fine. Not Sure Where .Woman Died Doctors Doubt Part of Mary Furlow Death Story ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (fP)~ Coroner J. R. Carter disclosed a new mystery Tuesday in the death of dark- haired Mary Furlow, 19-year old NYA bookkeeper, whose chain - weighted body was found Sunday night in the Ouachita river at Calion. Carter said it was uncertain where Miss Furlow died — on Grindstone Mountain in Clark county, in Union county at 'Calion, or somewhere between. "The man they are holding," the coroner declared, "says he drove with the body first to Ashdown, down near the Texas line, and then over to Calion, and the doctors here say she wouldn't have died on Grindstone Mountain within 15 minutes as reported by the man in custody. "We are not planning an inquest until we find out where she died." Sheriff Bill Wells has quoted the man in custody as saying Miss Furlow tried to perform an operation on herself on Grindstone Mountain, then, realizing she would die, she asked the man to dispose of her body in the river, Wells quoted the man. U.S. Ships and Troops Reach Australia Place Reinforcements on Islands En Route From Pearl Harbor BOSTON— (/Pi—The arrival at Wellington, N. Z., of the vanguard of a U. S. naval force was reported Tuesday to the Christian Science Monitor by its correspondent, Joseph C. Harsch, who described also the landing of U. S. reinforcements at "way stations along the route" from Pearl Harbor. In a copyrighted story Harsch told of his landing at Wellington from a destroyer described as the first unit of Admiral Herbert F. Leary's American forces. He said landfall was reached even before the public announcement of Admiral Leary's appointment tocommand all allied forces in the Anzac area. The Montor's correspondent said he traveled part of the way from Pearl Harbor with the forces that attacked the Japanese-mandated Gilbert and Marshall islands. Await Autopsy ARKADELPHIA — Prosecuting At- lorney Richard Huie said Monday night a formal charge will not be filed against J. Kirby Jones, NYA supervisor in jail here, until he and Sheriff William Wells receive a report from the autopsy performed on the body of Miss May Dell Furlow | at University hospital in Litlle Rock Tuesday. Miss Furlnw's body, bound and weighted by a heavy chain, was recovered from the Ouachila river at Cation Sunday afternoon. Sheriff Wells has correspondence between Jones and Miss Furlow, who worked as a bookkeeper for Ihe NYA project at Ashdown before she came here in a similar capacity. The letters were exchanged since Jones transferred to Dumas. The tellers discuss the condition of Miss Furlow. Jones said he actud in an advisory capacity only. ANJP I M COME TAXE$ tHAT'LL. HELP PEFEAT TflE V0UR Married Men Being Reclassed in Draft LITTLE ROCK — Many married men in Arkansas have received 1-A reclassifications from their Selective Service boards, registrants and their wives are disclosing. Local boards have received no specific instructions to place married men in Class 1-A, but have the authority to make such reclassifications, Brig. Gen. E. L. Compere, state director, said Monday . "Some boards have been drafting married men all the time," General Compere said. Most of I lie married men being reclassified arc those whose wives are working. Draft officers have indicated the status of each registrant who married after the 1940 registration day will be investigated. The degree of dependency of all "3-A" registrant';; dependents will be studied. • Pressure on Fhillipincs WASHINGTON — (IP) — American forces in the Phillipines shot down seven Japanese planes in the last 24 hours, the War Deparlment said Tuesday, but ai'e battling increasingly heavy odds on'the ground. The army transport Royal T. Frank, 224 net tons, was reported sunk by a torpedo in Hawaiian waters Jan. 28 with 29 persons reported lost. Thirty-three survivors reached an Hawaiian port. In the Netherlands Indies the department reported in its communique a small formation of U. S. fighter planes shol down one enemy plane in a minor aclion with a flight of Japanese bombers. A. C. Thurman Dies Tuesday Former Hope Citizen Succumbs at Shreveport Home Allen G. Thurman, elderly former Hope resident, died in Shreveport early Tuesday morning at the family residence, !)39 Oneonla street, following a long illness. He \x survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Cole of Shreveport. Mr. Thurman, a pioneer in the oil industry of this section, drilled a number of wells near Washington. Brown Men Repair Broken Causeway; Overwhelming Forces Rush Into City Probable Loss of Singapore Poses Four Grave New Problems for Allies on World-Wide Front By the Associated Press Overwhelming masses of-Japanese troops swarrn- ed onto Singapore island Tuesday forcing British imperial defenders to execute a new withdrawal in what appeared to be the dying hours of the struggle for Britain's last great stronghold in the Far Pacific. Informed quarters in London said it was possible the Japanese had infiltrated into Singapore city itself and attacked the radio station there. s The station suddenly blanked out Tuesday morning. Dispatches from the beleaguered city said that the din of battle intensified after dawn and that a great black pall of smoke hung over the scene of fighting Japanese planes flew low over Singapore's outskirts and residents heard the whine of machine-gun bullets. Artillery rumbled heavily from the west while the predawn skies were red with the glow of burning oil tanks. Tokio dispatches broadcast by the Italian radio said Japanese assault forces had driven within five miles of the downtown heart of Singapore city. , ,, — • • '"' "*'•••—- 1 -® ' British--headquarters at 10 p. m. Monday night (11 a. m. EWT Monday) that fighting ranged only 10 miles away. Japs Demand Surrender A Berlin broadcast said the Japanese • I | commander, Lt. Gen. Tomoyuki Yam- I I ft ftll I.) If.) ashita, sent a message Tuesday morn- UM VII JUWU mg t° the British commander-in-chief * Lt. Gen. A. E. Perclval, demanding the surrender of Singapore. Bloody fighting still continued, however, with the hard-pressed Australian, British and Indian imperials exacting a terrific toll on the invaders. Dome!, official Japanese news a- Seeking Bomber Bases for All-Out Attack on NEI BATAVIA ( The Japanese thrust toward Java, wealthiest and most vital of the Dutch East Indies islands, intensified Tuesday as the invaders put new landing forces ashore near Macassar, on the southwest arm of Celebes, and were reported driving on Bandjermasin, chief port on the south coasl of Borneo. In each case the Japanese were striking for footholds within easy bomber range of the important United Nations naval base at Soerabaja. With another arm of the Japanese offensive already established at Pon- lianak, on Borneo's west coast, Java was preparing to meet an all-out offensive at any moment. gency, said in front-line dispatches .that Japanese engineers had repaired the 3,000-foot Jahore Strait causeway which the British had breached, and that Japanese troops and supplies were pouring over the span. There was no disguising the magnitude of the disaster Singapore's fall would inflict on the United Nations. It would: 1. Gravely endanger all Allied bases between the Suez Canal, Egypt, and Pearl Harbor, Honolulu. 2. Free Japan's powerful Malayan armies for attacks on Java, Burma and even Australia. 3. Deal a blow to the United Nations' manpower in the southwest mt i i •» ir i Livsiia JiiaiiiJU wci JJi VIIL: ouuiu wcov The Japanese attack on Macassar | p ac ; fic uruess the morc than 60000 ac CA/in nc tin inHi^almn i Mat i Mo •».... . . . . . . . - was seen as an indication that the Macassar strait invasion fleet was on the move again. Jap Losses Heavy BATAVIA —(If)— A trail of hastily dug graves through tlie jungle morass of west Borneo attested Tuesday to the heavy casualties stout-hearted Dutch guerilla fighters have inflicted on Japanese forces moving south from devastated Pontianak. British troops now locked in battle on Singapore island could be evacuated—an almost impossible feat. 4. Give Japan a free passage to the Indian ocean and the Bay of Ben- Oil and Gas Filings Hempstead County February 10, 1942 Prepared by Jewclle Bartletl Warranty Deed, dated 2-9-42, filed 2-<J-42, 20 acres. Rector Cilly, ct j ux lo U. S. A. W'/i NEVi NEVi Sec. ! 20, Twp. 10 S., Rge. 25 W. j Warranty Deed, daled 2-9-42, filed j 2-9-42, 40 acres. H. M. Stephens to 1 H. M. Rhodes. NWVi SE'/i Sec. 14, Twp. 10 S., Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 2-9-42, filed 2-9-42, 40 acres. Lillie Walker to U. S. A. NWVi NWVi Sec. 21, Twp. 10 S., Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, daled, filed 2-9-42, 40 acres. Susie D. While lo U. S. A. NWVi NEV.I. Sec. 33, Twp. 9 S., Rge. 25 W. Quitclaim Deed, dated 12-30-41, filed 2-9-42, 40 acres. Elmer White lo Susie D. White. NWVi NEVi Sec. 33, Twp. 9 S., Rge. 25 W. I Quitclaim Deed, dated 7-26-41, filed 2-9-42. B. C. Hollis, el ux lo Phillip Foster, el ux. NE J i SW J .i; NWVi SW',i: NWVi SEVi Sec. 21, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 2-9-42, filed 2-9-42. Dflla A. Sanford to Lotus McWilliams. SE'-i SEVi; SWVi SEVi Sec. 15; Pt. Sec. 22; Pi. WVi; NWVi NWVi Sec. 23; Pi. W 1 - SWVi SWVi Sec. 14 all in Twp. 13 S., Rge. 24 W. 112.50 •acres. Warranty Deed, dated 2-9-42, filed 2-9-42. Lotus McWilliams to Delia A. Sanford. NEVi SW'/i; SE'-i SWVi; E 1G 1'4 acres of SWVi SWV 4 Sec. 14; NEVi NWVi; E IGVi acres of NWVi NWVi Sec. 23 all in Twp. 13 S., Rge. 24 W. 152.50 acres. Warranty Deed, daled 2-9-42, filed 2-9-42, 20 acres. Neal Odom, et ux to Dwight Odom, et ux. NVfe NWVi Sec. 11, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 2-9-42, filed 2-9-42. A. N. Stroud, et ux to U. S. A. NWVi NWVi Sec. 14; EVi SE'/i Sec. 10; Pt. W'/ 2 Sec. 11, all in Twp. 12 S., Rge. 25 W., 180.6 acres. Royalty Deed, dated 1-23-42, filed 2-9-42. G. A. Schwab, el al lo Clarence N. Powell. Pt. SEVi Sec. 32, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W., 158 acres, 2 royalty acres. 2 1264 Int.) Warranty Deed, Oil, Gas & Mineral Royally, dated 2-6-42, filed 2-9-42. E. C. Williams, el ux lo C. S. Lowlhrop. Pt. NEVi SWVi Sec. 30, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W., 35 acres, (Vi Int.) Warranty Deed, dated 1-16-42, filed 2-9-42. Cilizcns Nat'l, Bank of Hope, to Eric Hollis, et ux. SWVi SWVi Sec. 18, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W; SEVi SEVi Sec. 13, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 11-11-39, filed 2-10-42. H. W. Hollis, et ux to L. Fish rang in size from 50-foot whale sharks to tiny gobies, only Vi-inch in length. (Continued on Page Two) NOW READY... WAR BOOK Complete strategy maps of every war theater, together with background and illustrated material compiled by war experts of The Associated Press at home and abroad. 16 pages — some in color, ORDER NOW FROM HOPE STAR lOc Per Copy

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