Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 11, 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. INK World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope Star The Weather ARKANSAS—Little change in temperature in east portion, not quite so cold in west, Wednesday night. VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 102 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Me Enterprise A; PRICE 5c COPY Singapore's Women and ti _ ' Children Are Evacuated ft • ft • ft ft ft ft ft Suspect in Stamps Shoof/ng Arrested South of Hope "1 ~~~ _— m (j. .__..._ m - ™ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN •**, , _ Dutch Admiral Succeeds Hart as Allied Chief Helfrich, Dutch East Indian Admiral/ in if, Command of Far " Paciifc WASHINGTON —(/Pj— The Navy Wednesday announced that Admiral Thos. C. Hart had been relieved of '£$ assignment as chief of Allied naval forces in the Western Pacific and Vice Admiral C. E. L. Helfrich of the Royal Netherlands Navy had been designated as his successor. The Navy said Hart was ill. Jart, 64, requested to be relieved Pensions Instead of Planes ~ Congress Gets Blasted Congress is coming in for a torrent of public abuse ever since the membership voted through a bill, one small part of which provided that under certain circumstances a congress- rpan qualify for a federal pension. -® The financial Issue was really nothing at all. The requirement for continuous service was so stiff that only one out of a multitude of congressmen could ever have hoped to qualify for this proposed retirement pay. But the country got mad just the same. The country felt as though the congressmen were busy thinking about pensions when they ought to have been thinking about warplancs and National Defense. And of course this is a very good si/;n—that the country is able to get indignant and demand some absolutely unselfish service of its leaders at this critical moment for the republic. „ It. can be argued with a good deal of justice that assuring Jong-term congressmen of adequate retirement pay would help make them more independent of "special interests" while allegedly serving the people. j But this was no hour to spend the nation's time and money considering the private interests of congressmen as such. Actually, a longer term than the present two-year service would be a remedy better than pensions. I do not think the basic idea behind this pension plan incompatible with the democratic form of government—but the time chosen to consider it was in atrociously bad taste, and (he infant legislation certainly ought to be repealed and put back on the shelf labeled Tomorrow. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON How to Shorten the War The quicker we get serious about thing, the sooner it's over. Every saving, every sacrifice, every extra bit of production accomplished now will save three sacrifics, make unnecessary three savings, render un- thc U. Jflg nize from the «.ll-important naval command because olj his health, but no information as to the nature of the illness was given out. Hart formerly was commander of S. Asiatic fleet. This was re- nized last week, the reorganization being announced Feb 7; and at that time Hart became commander of the combined naval forces in the American-British - Dutch - Australian area. »frhe American commander actually in direct charge of U. S. naval forces operating in that area were then announced as: Vice Admiral William A. Glassford, Jr., in the southwest Pacific; and Vice Admiral Herbert F. i needed three measures of production I-nary, in the Australian-New Zea- ]>nd area. Admiral Helfrich, who now becomes "acting commander of combined naval forces in the ABDA area," is the supreme commander of the Netherlands East Indian navy. SJU; is 55 years old, a native of Java and a graduate of the naval college of Den Holder, the Netherlands. Admiral Hart normally would have been retired on his (Mill birthday last June, but President Roosevelt kept {Jin in his Asiatic command because of the increasing tension of the inter- .tional situation, and when war i^.ually came last December Hart was in the naval hot spot. Oil Dec. 17 he added to his duties ;>| chief of the Asiatic fleet addition;n responsibilities as commander of the Allied forces in the western Pacific. Helfrich has spent 20 of his 34 years of naval service in the Indies and at the time of his appointment as oCmmandcr-in-chicf of the Dutch next year. Every step that can be taken in conservation now put off the day of rationing. Every speedup in preparation that can be made today will save American blood and American lives tomorrow. Every drop of sweat we shed today may save a drop of blood or a tear tomorrow. We Americans have not yet become serious about this war. We know that a desperate rubber shortage looks us in the face, a situation in which every scrap of rubber may be required for military purposes. And what do we do? Why, most of us go on driving our cars about as usual. We read every day of tankers sunk in the Atlantic and in the Pacific, a certain forerunner of gasoline shortages it it continues. And what do we do? We go on burning up gasoline in aimless "driving about." We know that difficulties in sugar distribution, if not an actual shortage, arc a possibility. And what do we do? We stir six spoonfuls of sugar into a cup of coffee and allow Andrew Neal, 21 Twice Wounded, Taken at Home Used Stolen Middlebrooks Car in Robbery Attempt, Officers Say Andrew Neal, 21, parolee from a federal reformatory on a car-stealing conviction, was arrested at his home nine miles south of Hope at G:30 o'clock Wednesday morning by La- Fayelte and Hempstcad county officers and placed in the county jail at Lcwis- ville as the bandit suspect who exchanged shots with Mark Jarnigan, 52, package liquor store proprietor in an attempted robbery at Stamps, Monday. Ncal was arrested in his home by Hempstcad County Deputy Sheriff Tom Middlebrooks, LaFayette County Sheriff Ocie Griffin, and Hope City Policemen Allen Shipp and Millot Mosier. With Ncal at the house was a girl. Margaret Stroud, 16, and she was arrested and brought to jail in Hope held for investigation, Deputy Middlebrooks said. Although previous investigation had failed to connect a car stolen from Alva Middlebrooks, Hope grocer, last Monday, with the Stamps attempted robbery, officers said Wednesday that this car was actually used by Neal in his alleged shooting affray. In the Stamps shooting, both the liquor store proprietor, Mr. Jarnigan, and the bandit were wounded. Mr. Jarnigan sustained wounds in the wrist and neck—and the bandit left a trail of blood from the store. Ncal, when taken by officers at his home Wednesday inorning, was suffering from bullet wounds in the right hand and left shoulder, Deputy Middlebrooks said. The Middlebrooks car, recovered early Tuesday when Ray Turner, Hope Auto company salesman, found it abandoned on the Hope-Lewisville highway, had blood-strains on the seat covers. The actual tip-off in the case came when a Hope physician reported to police he had dressed a gunshot wound such reporting being compulsory under the law. Neal was arrested two years ago for car-stealing, Deputy Middlebrooks said. Neal stole a car in Plain Dealing, La., brought it to O/an, Ark., stripped it and sold the wheels and tires at McCaskill and O/an. Apprehended, he pleaded guilty under the Dyer act in Texarkana federal court and was .sentenced to the fed- The Wreck of the Normandie NEA Service Telephoto As dawn February 10th found the Normandie. She rested on her side at the Hudson River pier with her how to the elevated highway in foreground. This picture was made with Army-Navy approval. L*I 1111 Irll lULI -1I1-»_1 HWi w*. niv. •*-•• *•*'•*'" i , r j i j 1 i i • East Indies fleet was the youngest hrec o£ th c m be earned out m • admiral in Dutch naval history. Cranium Crackers .'*! Days of Sacrifice All of us must sacdifice for the good of all if we are to win the war. Can you answer these questions concerning famous sacrifices of the past? 1. The Lord asked Abraham to *TJcrificc whom as proof of his love of God? 2. Name three commodities Americans had to use sparingly during the last war. 3. What were several of the ! jjvivcs of Henry VIII forced to do without? 4. In what famous Dickens novel did the hero give up his life so that his friend might marry the girl they both loved? 5. What did Edward VII sacrifice l >*thut he might marry the woman of his choice? Answers on Comic Page eral reformatory at Chillicothe, Mo., where he was since paroled. | the bottom of the cup. We know that the best possible protection against future inflation as well as against present vising prices and unhealthy borrowings from banks is to buy Defense bonds and stamps. And what do we do? We buy the bonds and stamps, all right (over a. billion dollars' worth in January) but I it is not enough. I Knitting is a help to the armed | forces, but what do we do? In too many cases we knit aimlessly, using up valuable wool without first ascertaining that the product is exactly what is needed by the Army and Navy at the time. We pop into new uniforms in many branches of civilian service in which uniforms are of no help, using cloth that may be badly needed. The will to help is unlimited. We have not yet learned to correlate our efforts so as to bring them to bear at the point most needed. This will come, but it will come only by each (Continued on page four) Raymond Urban Now Is Staff Sergeant Sgt. Raymond Urban of Hope has been made a staff sergeant, his mother, Mrs. R. J. Urban of Hope, has been informed. He is now stationed with the 39th materiel squadron, 28th Air Base, Barksdale Field, Louisiana. Only 142 for Civil Defense City Hall to Remain Open to 9 p. m. Wednesday Only 142 people had registered up to noon Wednesday for posts in Hempstead county's Civilian Defense organization. The goal for this section is 3,000 workers. Following is a list of several assignments and the number of workers who have volunteered for each: Nurses aid, 17; first aid 27. auxiliary police, 21; air raid warden, 21; firemen, 16; medical forces, G; reserve squads, 3; fircwatchcrs, 20; decontamination squad, 1; Scoutmasters, 3; staff corps, 1; mechanics, 1; emergency food and housing, 8. For those desiring to register, the Civilian Defense office in the city hall will be open from 7 to 9 Wednesday nighl. Kenneth Kinard, City Attorney El Dorado Kenneth Kinard, young El Dorado attorney, polled G47 votes in the El Dorado Democratic primary Tuesday to become city attorney. He led in all four wards. A brother of Mrs. E. P. Young and Lloyd Kinard of Hope, Mr. Kinnard is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law. The average German worker according to estimates, worked 56 hours a week and earned $8, in 1939. Rationing of Retreaded Tires to Begin on Feb. 19 No Crude Available in February or in March Company Builds 9 Local Homes Home Construction Co. Project in Brookwood Section Nine attractive four- and five-room homes are being constructed on Walker street in Brookwood Addition by Hope's newest private building concern, the Home Construction company. Organized near the close of last year, the Home Construction company is a corporation headed by George W. Peck as president and manager, and Vincent Foster as secretary. It | is financed entirely by local capital, and is chartered to construct FHA houses in Hope under Title Six and other FHA titles. Commenting on recent news and editorial items apcaring in The Star, Mr. Peck and Mi'. Foster addressed the following letter to the editor: 'Like you, we have also sensed the inadequate housing facilities in Hope for some time. Accordingly, the Home Construction company, Inc., was organized with the encouragement and full approval of the FHA to build modern homes for the increasing population. "We have a large number of attractive individualistic house plans which will meet the requirements of any prospective home owner. A building concern of this kind handles all details of design, construction, financing, titles, inspection, and insurance for the purchaser. By wholesale production we feel that we arc in a position to offer prospective buyers in this city attractive permanent homes at the most reasonable prices." While young, a sponge can swim. They become permanently attached to rods and other objects at later periods of their lives. KCS Express Hits Freight Several Injured in Collision Near Ashdown The Kansas City Southern's "Flying Crow," crack passenger train southbound for Texarkana, crashed headon into a five-car freight train near Ashdown Wednesday morning, injuring an undertermicd number of passegcrs. The passenger hit the freight while rounding a curve at Wilton, not far from Ashdown. The freight locomotive left the rails and turned over, but none of the passenger train equip- Japanese Enter City at 8 a. m., But Desperate Defenders Keep Fighting C. Yates McDaniel, Associated Press Correspondent, Writes Last Story From Singapore and Then Leaves; Pending Fall of Great Naval Base Shocks America and Australia By the Associated Press Imperial Tokio headquarters asserted Wednesday that Japanese troops "entered the city area of Singapore" at 8 a. m. local time even as reports reaching London said the Singapore defenders were staging a desperate 11th hour rally. With a poulation of more than 750,000, the "city area" extends at least four or five miles from the heart of the island metropolis. A German broadcast said the invaders had penetrated the west part of the city, while waves of low-flying Japanese planes blasted the downtown district. London heard that British troops wer,e slashing back at' •the Japanese siege'""armies iRdvroTArotent ; counter ^tkmks*i* which had netted some initial success. ' "• "'-"* Allied warships sped in and out of Singapore harbor removing women and children from the city. A sudden brightening in the situation came a few hours after London conceded that the fall of Singapore appeared near—perhaps only a matter of hours. Word reaching London said British, Australian and Imperial Indian soldiers, defying overwhelming numbers of Japanese troops, guns and planes, "scored some measure of success" in the new counter-assaults. "The situation is certainly no worse and indications are that in some ways it is better," London quarters said. Domei, official Japanese news agency, said Japanese assault forces were preparing to batter their way into the metropolitan district Wednesday. ® Dispatches from the beleaguered island said waves of Rising Sun planes WASHINGTON—(/h—Price Administrator Leon Henderson annnounced Wednesday that rationing of rclrcml- ed and recapped tires would begin February 19, and thai it was probable that "there 1 will be no crude rubber available for retreading except for the small number of vehicles already eligible tu obtain new tires and tubes." The new rationong program which includes rationing of "carnelback," the rubber compound used in the retread- ing process, will be carried out by the present tire lationing boards. Henderson said the War Production Baorcl would determine each month the amount of crude rubber which could be used in making the compound and that "a certain amount will be made available each month to permit retreading or recapping of truck tires." "None will be available this month for retreading of passenger cars and perhaps none for the month of March. "Events will dictate the furture production of this material. OPA is pioviding regulations broad enough to ration us much camelback as the War Production Board can make available out of our limited rubber sup- derailed. Passengers were shaken up, however. Two soldiers, Fred Dottai and Ovey Trahon, and two negroes whose names were not learned, were admitted to a Texarkana hospital, and several other persons were said to have been treated at Ashdown, although this could not be verified by press- time. 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. Tlio.sc unable to call will have the pictures returned to ihem by mail, although there is less danger of creasing when pictures are handled personally. Road-Building Is Restricted Priorities Crippling Construction, Says Governor LITTLE ROCK— Highway construction in 1942 will be restricted to state- gic highways and access roads for defense plants unless the Public Roads Administration and priority agencies modify regulations, Governor Adkins said Tuesday. The road program cannot be "normal,'' he said. All of the new construction money is being used to match federal high-way funds. He estimated that of §2.500,000 allocated for new construction in the 1941 refunding law, $1,750,000 will be available for matching. The remainder will be used for survey and planning work. Census figures reveal that Oklahoma's population dropped from 2,396,040 in 1931) to 2,329.8118 in 1940. New Jap Drive in Philippines MacArthur Braced, Tipped Off by Troop Maneuvers WASHINGTON— (K>)— Movement of enemy troops indicate an early resumption of an attack in force against Gen. Douglas MacArehur's forces in the Philippines, the War Department reported Wednesday, the fighting on Batan peninsula and enemy air activity have lessened. There have been intermittent interchanges of artillery fire between the U. S. island fortifications at the entrance of Manila bay and Japanese batteries on the Cavite shore of the bay, the department said. The war communique said that six of seven enemy planes reported shot down Tuesday were destroyed by U. S. fighter planes over Cavite province in one of the most spectacular air battles in the Philippine campaign. One American plane was reported missing. subjected the city to almost constant raids Wednesday morning. A. P. Correspondent Leaves C. Yates McDaniel of the Associated Press, the last U. S. correspondent remaining in Singapore, gave this vivid account of the city's dying hours in a dispatch filed amid bombs bursting "so close I had to duck" behind the wall: "British fighter pilots are still taking on the enemy against overwhelming odds. If ever brave men earned undying glory these RAF pilots have this tragic mornng. on fighting, their MAKE PORTIONS UTTLE& SOON THEPE'LU i?e A LOT SMU Speaker at 1st Ml Church Rev. Leland Clegg in Local Pulpit Tonight (Wednesday) Rev. Leland Clegg of Camden will preach at First Methodist church at 7:30 o'clock tonight (Wednesday). D. Mouzon Mann, from Southern Methodist university, will also speak, and Miss Dorothy Rae Hutchinson of Magnolia and Hendrix college will sing. Visitors from Emmet, Prescott, Gurdon, Blevins, Waterloo, Spring Hill, Fulton, Washington, and other places will attend. The public is invited. Gun crews keep guns peppering smoke into the limited ceiling every lime Japanese planes come near— that is almost constantly." McDaniel said the sky over Singapore was black with the smoke of a dozen huge fires. "The roar and crash of cannonade and bursting bombs tell me without need of official communiques that the war which started nine weeks ago 400 miles away is in the outskirts of this shaken bastion of empire today," he wrote. "I am leaving." As McDaniel wrote, the German radio quoted Tokio reports that Japanese troops already had penetrated the western part of the city. Simultaneously London quarters said Singapore's outnumbered defenders were counter-attacking furiously, and a Singapore radio broadcast said the city was still holding out. "Heavy fighting was in progress on Singapore island," the broadcast said tersely. Dispatches from Batavia said the British and Netherlands Royal navies were rushing in and out of Singapore harbor to evacuate women and children, ignoring the peril of incessant air and land bombardment and lurking submarines. War Stores Blown Up All useful stores and installations at the great Singapore naval base were reported blown up to prevent them falling into the hands of the invaders. Tokio radio reports acknowledged Japanese meeting bitter resistance and declared a big battle of annihilation was raging in the center of the island. World-wide reactions to the dis- saster include: Washington — Military quarters agreed the fall of the 400-niillion dollar British defense citadel wiuld add (Continued on Page Four)

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