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World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Star The Weather ARKANSAS— Rain Saturday night, warmer in east portion, little temperature change in west Saturday night. 43 — NUMBER 105 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, a 927. Consolidated January 18, 'V929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY Jap Parachutists Begin Attack on Dutch Indies Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Advertising—and the Future Memo to Rep. Oren Harris . In the Congress Rep. Carl Vinson of Georgia has introduced House Resolution 5781 which proposes that companies having defense contracts be limited to a profit of 7% on de- ,.fense work. Which is common sense. But the resolution goes further. It names 10 items of expense which can't be used in computing costs—and one of these items is advertising. Limitation of profit is to bo expected Officials for City Primary Are Announced Judges and Clerks to Serve in February 17th Election Here Officials to serve in the city Democratic primary election to be held in Hope Tuesday, February 17, were announced Saturday by the City Democratic Central Committee, J. P. Duf- fic, chairman, as follows: Ward 1 Judges: E. G. Ciope, J. .W. Turner, W. T. (ill) Palmore. Clerks: Jack Chancy, Ike T. Bell. Sheriff: Will L. Porter. Alternates; Judges: W. J. Arnold, Roy Gates, J. N. Hobbs. Clerks: W. E. Lock, J. C. Carl.' ton. Ward 2 Judges: R. E. Cain, L. F. Higgason, B. W. Edwards. Clerks: J. R. Heard, J. W. Harper. Sheriff: Will Garner. Alternates; Judges: H. O. Green, J. G. Collier, C. P. Zimanerley. Clerks: Pink W. Taylor, J. S. Atchison. Ward 3 Judges: O. L. Bowdcn, R, M. Lu'»Crone Jr., Byron Andres. Clerks: Alec M. Purtle, J. A. Cupp. Sheriff: Tom Billingslely, Jr. Alternate; Judges: T, H. Goff, F. N. Horton, N. T. Jewell. Clerks: W. C. Taylor, Elmer Ward. . Ward 4 ' Judges: Dr. H. D. Linker, D. E. Evans, Arch Moore. Clerks: Louis Breed, Smeitd Talley. Sheriff: J. A. Sullivan. Alternates; Judges: Marvin Watterson, Lee Brown, Frank Ward. S> Clerks: Elbert Jones, W. II. Boyett. in war time. But Congress had better acquaint ilsclf thoroughly with the workings of American industry and business before it starts prohibiting certain costs from being included in the total defense bill. Are we to understand that the same government which, as reported yesterday, has compelled the radio-set manufacturing industry to go over, 100 per cent, to National Defense production, means also to prohibit the radio manufacturers from keeping alive in tlie memory of the American public thr;ir valuable trade-names? That's ; Hat the absolute prohibition of adveri 'ng costs in connection with National! lefense would mean. For if n ra i-sel manufacturerc isn't making 1 Hhing to sell the civilian public ho us to charge his minimum yearly act rtising cost to whatever it is that K plant and workmen arc producing There si: lid be regulation, perhaps but. ccrtai: r not prohibition. If the n^VAfspapers and magazines j are important to that America of yesterday for which we are fighting} today to perpetuate her tomorrow I then the least Congress can do is ' avoid any absolute prohibition which j would tend to destroy the chance of the private manufacturer from some F. C. Kyte, Builder of Underpass, to Leave F. C. Kytc, resident engineer of the Stale Highway Department who supervised construction last year of the underpass which takes State Highway 29 under the Louisiana & Arkansas railway south of Hope, will leave Hope Sunday after a year's residence here for a new job in Marianna. Mr. Kyle will supervise construction of a bridge across the L'Guilla river near thiil city. day returning under which that trade-mark personally and Tydings Urges Mac Arthur Aid Senator Says Vic' tory in War Requires a Risk WASHINGTON (/!>- Senator Tydings (Dem. Md.) proposed in the 'iscnutu Friday that the United Stales "take a chance" on sending a heavily escorted convoy of troops to reinforce the Americans fighting in the Philippine islands or the British fighting in Singapore. • Asserting there was "not enough 'courage in the administration," Tydings declared Wendell L. Willkie, 1940 Republican presidential nominee, America as a whole found prosperity, happiness and freedom. That's what we arc fighting for. As a newspaper proprietor I only ask of my government that it do nothing under the excuse of the war to alter that peace-time America we hope some day to return to. There will be many proposals with an ulterior purpose, unconnected witli war—for there lingers on in America a radical element that, just as in Germany and France, ever socks to smash down the newspapers and pave the way for dictatorship. I do not say Congressman Vinson has any such intention. That would bo absurd. He is merely trying lo get an answer for a difficult problem— the regulation of over-expenditures in the name of National Defense. But I think that after duo consideration of the history and nature of American business and government he will un-j dcrstand that to absolutely prohibit ' advertising under National Defense simply means that the terms of the stake for which the people of this nation are now fighting have been altered. That is Ihe one thing we must not do. For in war arc the dangerous seeds if dissolution .sometimes sown that; sprout and raise their crop of poverty, revolution and dictatorship in the peace to come. •K * * By WILLIS THORNTON Give Youth Its Job to Do Until a young man has turned his 20th birthday, the government doesn't definitely prescribe him a place in national defense. At that time he is registered under Selective Service and awaits his call for whatever form of Registration of Men 20 to 45 on Monday Gen. E. L. Compere Outlines Procedure for All Arkansas Counties With local boards throughout the State of Arkansas reporting all in readiness for the registration Monday of all unregistered men between the military ages of 20 to 45 years, Brig. Gen. E. L. Compere, State Director of Selective Service, Saturday pointed out that there are only three main requirements for this registration. The Requirements Director Compere summarized these major requirements thus: (1) Every male citizen and every male alien residing in Arkansas other than persons excepled by the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, is required to present himself for and submit to regsitra- tion on February 1G, 19-12, if lie has not registered previously and if (a) such person lias attained the twentieth anniversary of the day of liis birth on or before December 31, 1941, and has not attained the forty-fifth anniversary of the day of his birth on or before February 16, 1942. (b) If any person is in doubt as to whether or not he should register, lie should consult the proper registration officials and register if they deem it advisable. (2) Registration should be made at a designated registration place of the local board area in which the regis- I cration investigate and instigate meas- trant has bis permanent home, or in I urcs that will correct the low price Farm Price of Eggs18fo20c Farm Bureau Protests Sharp Drop in Price Egg prices to Hempstead county farmers should be such that a fair return can be realized above feed, housing and other costs if production is to be kept on the increase to meet government requests was the opinion of farm laeders in attendance at the Henmpstead County Farm Bureau meeting Friday. According to T. A. Cornelius, president of the Local Bureau, many farmers have improved their feeding and housing and increased the size of their flocks to contribute the most possible to the war production program which last years re- with a guarantee of 85 per cent of parity for quality eggs. , The group sent the following information to the State Farm' Bureau Federation: "The Hempstead County Farm Bureau Federation in session Fradiy requests unanimously that (he Arkansas and the American Farm Bureau Fcd- (Continued on Page Three) Cranium Crackers It's the Law Americans favor law and order. Step up to the bar and tell the judge what you know about these questions on law and courts. 1. What federal court docs the Constitution specifically provide for? 2. Into what two general divisions does law fall? 3. Everyone has heard of the writ of habeas corpus. What are tile, functions of a writ of mandamus and writ of prohibition? 4. Upon what code of law is most American law founded? 5. Can all federal cases be appealed to the United States supreme Court? Answer;; on Cumic Page which he may happen to be between the hours of 7 a. in. and 9 p. m. This registration place may be the office of the local board having jurisdiction in the area, or other public place properly designated by that local board. (a) While anyone who is unavoidably away from his home on February 16 may register at the registration place most convenient on that day, all registrants are urged to make every effort to register with their own local boards to avoid possible confusion in the future. Any person who must register away from home also is warned to carefully specify liis home address so that his registration card may be forwarded promptly to his own local board and to ensure that he will be included umong its registrants and in its quotas if he is found to be qualified for military service. (b) In certain industrial centers where there are factories and shops employing substantial numbers of workmen, local boards have been authorised to arrange for registering such workers within the establishments. (c) Special registrars also will be provided to register men who runiiot appear ut a designated registration place because of illness or other incapacity. It. is incumbent upon these men to advise a registrar in their local board area of their inability to appear at a registration place. (b) Every man subject to reg- service may be required of him. knows, at least, where be stands. He He (Continued on Page Three) being paid our farmers for eggs. Today the farm prices is 18c to 20c per dozen in tlie caunty with many normal purchasers of eggs refusing to buy at any price. Hempstead county lias 2000 or more small farmers producing a surplus of eggs. Feed, housing and other es- enlial costs are at the present above the egg price and are rising con- tinously. These egg producing farmers have increased their flocks and imjroved then feeding methods with the understanding that a fair price would be received for the eggs which are presumcly needed for proper feeding nf our people engaged in National Defense and in feeding our allies. We urge your immediate support to the egg price. Advsie us immediately of any local steps that might be taken lobe be of assistance.' Double-Header Attack Closing in on Singapore British Fighting Stubornly Against 'NutCracker' Strategy LONDON — (I?)— Hard pressed but fighting back stubbornly British imperial defense forces still held the city of Singapore Saturday against a nutcracker attack by Japanese forces closing in from the northwest as well a: the northeast. The defenders are 'disputing every enemy attempt to advance farther toward the heart of Singapore (own," a communique declared. It disclosed that in addition to Japanese pressure from the race course, water reservoir, and rail line section northwest of the city, the Japanese have driven into the Paya Lebar area. Paya Lebar village is three miles from the outskirts of Singapore on the road northeast to Sernngoon. The Japanese thrust from Die northwest already had reached Tanglin, little more than two miles west of the center of the city. The communique said the Japanese were maintaining their pressure and "keeping the lion city" under continual bombing and shelling. '. "During, yesterday aftern,o?p»"., : thp war report said, "enemy attacks developed in the Paya Lebar area and in tlie west. Both were in considerable strength. "Today the enemy has maintained his pressure, supporting attacks with a number of high-level bombing raids by large formations of aircraft, by continual shelling by his alrillcry, and by low dive-bombing attacks. "His artillery has also shelled the town intermittently throughout the night and this morning. "Our troops—British, Australian, Indian and Malayan—are disputing every enemy attempt to advance farther toward the heart of Singapore town." Map Shows Where German Battleships Made Escape Heaven Help Son If This Story Is True BIRMINGHAM, Ala.,—(/Pj—The elderly man leaped from the path nf a speeding automobile and jolted down the tag number. Still seething, he went to the Agc-Hearld police reporter and asked him to look up the owner's name. "Are you sure?" he asked. "Yes," said the reporter. "I double-checked it." "Well," .said tlie man, "I either made a mistake, or my son is going to get a man-sized licking when I gut home." GUMANWAJUMlfS AWAUfHTLT £5- CAff.«EADKHl Three Nazi capital ships, reported to have been repeatedly bombed in tlie French port of Brest, successfully eluded British Friday and reached the safety of one of Hi German North Sea bases under cover of superior air power and smoke screens. U.S. Housing Job in Hope is Let E. L. Bruce Co., Memphis, to Build 100 Demountobles WASHINTON -(/!>)— The Federal Works Agency reported Saturday the expenditure of $05,375,767 for 22,058 de- mountable houses tor defense workers since; January 20, or an average of $2,903 per unit, exclusive of the cost of hind and utilities. The FWA, announcing the follow- previously awarded, did not give figures for the individual projects: E. L. Bruce Co., Memphis—Texarkana, Texas, 500; Shrevepoii-Minden, La.," 400; Hope, Ark,, 100, 52,887,871. 6 Ships Sunk, U-Boats Claim Germans Report Successes in Atlantic, Mediterranean BERLIN—(/Pj—Two naval vessels and four merchant ships have been sunk and four additional surface craft severely damaged by German U-boats and aerial attacks in the Atlantic and Mediterranean a German communique claimed Saturday. The high command said one corvette and three merchantmen, totaling 26,000 tons, went down in the Atlantic under U-boat attacks. Four more were damaged, it added. During plane assaults on a convoy near Tobruk, in the Mediterranean, the communique said, one destroyer and one 10,000-ton transport were so heavily attacked that "they can be considered lost." Directs hits were scored on two 'laval and two merchant ships, the liigh command declared. U. S.Jap (Pacific Score is in line. The decision is elsewhere; the government itself, from that point on, decides what he is best qualified to do. and sees to it that he does it. That at least leads to a certain peace of mind, in the sense that once re(Continued on page three) Navy Photo Owners, Call at The Star Owners of the photographs 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 lo them by mail, yltliuugh there is lc:.s danger of creasing when pictures are handled personally. LOST BY JAPS IK U. S. ATTACK ON MF ISLANDS IATTLC5HIPS LOST 3Y U. S. IN JAP ATTACH: ON PEARl HAUOK 'V CRUISERS 1 \ n in ^* ^* ^* "^ AIRCRAFT , * CARRIED .' TOr TANKERS 3 % % % SUBMARINES 2\ V OTHER SHIPS SVVVV^VV AIRCRAFT 4] SHIM $•$ ^..WN-ro, **».!•*»: PAMAGEQ 2 V V IN AIRCRAFT srnui, INO.UWHG ONE lATTtCSHif NEA Service Tclephoto This chart, complied from evidence gathered at i'earl Harbor mid the Gilbert and Marshall Islands, gies u gruphich picture of tlie score in ships in the Utuuic struggle tor Pacific suprcmecy. Guns Open Up onMacArthur Japanese Break Two-Day Lull on Philippine Front WASHINGTON -(/P)- Heavy artillery on the Batan peninsula in the Philippines and resumption of Japanese firing on the Corregidor fortifications were reported Saturday by the War Department. On tlie Batan fighting front, the communique said, the enemy was entrenching in some sections. Meanwhile, Japanese warplancs were active. The siege guns, again firing after a two-day lull, inflicted no material damage, it was said. Glaciers Dwindling Although glaciers in Mount Rainier National Park are constantly moving down the valley, they actually are getting shorter. Lower end meltngi exceeds replcnislvment at upper vleels. Oil and Gas Filings Lafayette County Feb. 12, 1812 Prepared by Eunice Triplet! Ijnvisville, Arkansas Mineral Deed: 1/6 Int., book T-7, page 121, dated 2-10-42, recorded 212-42. Johnnie Stephens and wife to Fred Downey. NE'/ 4 of SE'/i and EVS of NW'/4 of SEi/4 of Sec. 11, Twp. 15 S.. Rge. 25 West. QFostcr V. Phipps. NWV4 of Sec. 18 Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. O, & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, book R-l page 284, dated 1-16-42, recorded 2 lf-42. Lloyd Spencer and wife, an Rutli Atkins to Crescent Drilling Co SE'/4 of SE'/4 of Sec. 8, Twp. 15 S Rge. 24 West. Assignment of O. & G. Lease: Book 0-7, page 101, dated 1-21-42, record ed 2-11-42. A. M. Billings to Magnoli Laura Ingalls Found Guilty Convicted of Accepting Pay as German Agent Here WASHINGTON (/!>)— Laura Ingalls, speed flier and self-styled "international Mala Hari," was convicted Friday on a charge she acted as a paid agent of Germany, without registering with the State Department. Maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $1,000 fine. Sentencing is not expected for several days. She WHS jailed. Miss Ingails. who admitted accepting money from a German diplomat while she was promoting American neutrality last year, glared angril as each juror intoned 'guilty." The prosecution pictured her as un "enemy" of the country who accepted iJciOU a month from the German. embassy to sow disunity. It produced j 7, all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. witnesses to show she exulted in I Mineral Deed: 1,160 Int., book R-7, Mineral Deed: Vi Int., book T-7, page 122, dated 2-12-42, recorded 2-12-42, Fi'cd Downey and wife to Effie B. Wood. NE'/ 4 of SE'A and E'/a of NW% of SE'/i of Sec. 11, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, book T-7, page 12U, dated 2-9-42, recorded 2-12-42. O. T. Barham and wife to L. L. Prcick. Our entire undivided interest in the NE'/i of Sec. 24, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, book T-7, page 124, dated 2-12-42, recorded 2-12-42. Sarah Stewart and husband to B. H. Dobson. SVi of SWVi of NE'.i of Sec. 28, TwjJ. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royally Deed: 5-1936 Int., (2>,i; royalty acres), book T-7, page 125, dated 29-42, recorded 2-12-42. W. M. Cox and wife to E. M. McWilliams. WVa of SW'ii and SEVi of SWft of Sec. G, Twp. 15 S., Rgc>. 24 West. Agreement and Contract: Book M-7, page 316, dated 2-5-42, recorded 2-1242. Three "D" Drilling Company to Donald Frankel, Trustee 3 :'4ths interest in lease covering the EVi of N\V',.i of Sec. 16, Twp. 15 S.. Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1/256 Int., book R-7, page 285, dated 2-11-42, recorded 2-1242. William H. Cook and wife to Aubrey M. Pyburn. SE'/i of SW J /4 of Sec. 8, and SEU of SE' 4 of Sec. Petroleum Company. NW'/ 4 of NW'/ of Sec. 15, Twp. 15 S.. Rge. 23 West. Assignment ot O. & G. Lease: Boo O-7, page 102, dated 1-28-42, record ccl 2-11-42. A. M. Billings to Magnoli Peti-oleum Company. NE'/i of NE'/i o Sec. 22, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Nevada County February 1'.!, 1912 Prepared by Helen Hestcrly ? fa ll German victories, opposed lease-lend aid and BritiUi "propaganda." page 287, dated 1-27-42, recorded 212-41'. W. N. Hooper und wife to Royalty Deed, filed 2-11-42, R. M. LaGrone Jr. et ux to Carl Dalrymple, E SW See. 35, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. O'. & G. Lease, filed 2-11-42, J. D. Stone et ux to Roy E. Holleman, SW NE, Sec. 13, Twp. 12, Rge. 20. Royalty Deed, filed 2-12-42, R. M. LaGrone Jr. et ux to R. D. Franklin, E SW Sec. 35, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, filed 2-10-42, H. E. Bemis to E. J. Hudson, SV> NW SW Sec. 34, Twp. 12 Rge .20. O. & G. Lease, filed 2-11-42, L. G. Ward et ux to Walter Keith, Sec. 26, 27, 34, 35. Twp. 13, Rge. 22. Royalty Deed, filed 2-12-42, C. V. Lindsey et Ux to H. E. King, SE SW, Sec. 13, Twp. 14, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, filed 2-12-42, Citizens National Bank, Hope to Thomas Kinser et al, SW Sec. 34, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. O. & G. Lease, filed 2-11-42, Martin Rufus et al to Lion lil Refrining Co., SW NW Sec. 31, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, filed 2-12-42, R. L. Wesson et ux to C. V. Lindsey, SE (Continued on Page Three) ^ -» h a British Troops Transferred to Help the Dutch Arena of Pacific War Swinging Away From Doomed Singapore By the Associated Press Japanese parachute troops struck into southern Sumatra Saturday in a menacing thrust toward Java, heart of the rich. Dutch East Indies, while in the siege of Singapore Japanese troops reported they had captured the 150-million-dollar Seletar naval base on Singapore island. Simultaneously an Australian broadcast reported Australian and other British imperial troops landed at Batavia* and "are taking up positions for he defense of Java." It seemed clear that with ingapore apparently doomed > he battle of the Indies was . now fast developing into the main struggle of the Far Pac-' fie theater. , , , Dispatches from Batavia, capital 'oT*' Java, said Japanese parachutists dropped from the skies near Palem- « Dang and swiftly launched a big- , scale attack on that vital Sumatra oil center, only 250 miles from Ba- ;avia. Uncertain About Oil There was no immediate indication whether the sky troops had seized oil feilds in the region before the Dutch could destroy them, or whether an attempt would be made to defend the field now that Allied reinforcements have arrived in the Indies. An NEI communique said Dutch defense forces were putting up furious resistance and killing the airborne Japanese troops by the dozens. More than 100 Japanese transport planes guarded by fighters opened the attack, the communique said. Palembang itself is not threatened and there arc no indications that parachutists dropped close to or entered the town," Dutch headquarters said, but they acknowledged Ihe airborne invaders dropped at three places in the Palembang area. "Our troops have done excellent work and it may be assumed that the situation is not unfavorable." A special bulletin at 6 p. m., Java time, indicated the fight was still going on. First Lund Invasion It was the first land invasion of the 1,000-mile long island of Sumatra which stretches from a point off the central Malayan coast 150 miles north of Singapore to the westernmost tip of Java. With the thrust into lower Sumatra the Japanese now had three gun- muzzles pointed directly at the heart of the Indies on an arc extending through Bndjermsin in southern Boreno to Macassar, chief port in southern Celebes island. The Dutch command acknowledged unofficial reports that Japanese had captured Bandjermasin, only 300 miles north of tlie big NEI naval base at Soerabaja, Java. Fighting continued around Macas- sar but the Dutch defenders had put it to tlie torch and that "the enemy will not find anything of use to him" there. Meanwhile the Mikado's sea-rov- ; 3 « . \ , ! i: % ing armies were apparently on the move again as the Melbourne (Australia) radio reported that a number of Japanese warships and supply vessels had been sighted Friday night off the coast of Australian-mandated New Britain island just east of New Guinea. A southward thrust from New Britain might be aimed at Cape York on the northernmost tip of the Australian mainland, or through the Torres Strait toward Timor and Java, in tlie Dutch East Indies archipelago. Star Families in Monterrey, Mexico Postcards received by The Star staff from Mr .and Mrs. Paul Jones and. Mr. and Mrs. George Hosmer, who are on vaction, put them in Monterrey, Mexico, on February U. Mr. Jones is managing editor and Mr. Hosmer mechanical sunpriiemlcnt of ilie newspaper.

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