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World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Colder with severe freeze and cold wave in the east and south portion Wednesday night. VOLUME 43 — NUMBER ios Star of Hopo, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1942 fAP)—Means Associated Pruss (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c Hour Near in Indies! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN *ij Around the Town l# || Now that the Proving Ground construction thousands have largely departed and left Hope to thee and me, faces on the Wreet become familiar once more — and some of these faces j?| e news - Tnkc J. P. Brundidgc, for instance. "* ' Ho built the Saengor theater, hunted ucks, disagreed with the editor—and hen, several years back, built « house on Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, and moved there. But now Pete Brundidgc is back n town, says he no longer cares for luck, and even agreed with youi correspondent in an argument or two jivil Defense May Require a Holiday in Hope Threat Made by Defense Council as Enrollment Reaches Only 432 |i||f local citizens fail to complete JJcir voluntary enrollment for Civill|n Defense by the end of this week the County Defense Council may be forced to call on local government' lo'j declare a half-holiday one day hext week and get the organization completed, Talbot Feild, Jr., chair- tJbn, announced Wednesday, ^Pointing out that the Army advisors My 3,000 workers will be required to ilian Hempstead county's Civilian Defense organization, Mr. Field observed jiiat onl ya little more than 10 per itnt of the requirement has been mel !>y enrollments thus far. Actually il fs less than that, he said, because i' Usually takes at least two enrollments fo produce one qualified worker— which would put the required regis- fration total at 6,000. <*A"showddwh' looms' 1 next week bc- l&use, Mr. Field said, the training of Civilian Defense workers—all the way $om air wardens to firemen and pthor emergency personnel—can not Se started until the enrollment list is jnany times larger than today. ^Appeal is made to the public to register at once at Civilian Defense jifadquarters in Hope city hall, first Hlpor on the right when entering from tiie south side of the building (op- f "site Hotel Barlow). Clerks will be duty from early every morning to veery night, and through the noon apd supper hours. Big Jap Drive Against Bataan Is Indicated Air, Land Activity Increases; U. S. Planes Sink 2 Ships, 2 Barges WASHINGTON —(/P)— The start of the long expected assault in force against General Douglas MacArthur's line in Bataan Peninsula was in. .1 • , , i, 1 . . ... f J1I1U 111 JJitumil ^UlllllbUiU WH -which startled us mto a posHion of (lica(c( , lhc Wa ,. Dopm - tmcnt com . • muniquc reporting increased enemy air activity and much heavier Japanese artillery fire, and the landing of Japanese reinforcements at Olongapo, in Subic Bay, just north of Bataan. At the same time the department reported that four-motored army bombers attacking Japanese ships off Bangka Island between Sumatra and Borneo, scored direct hits on two enemy transports, one large and one small, both of which were believed sunk. Two enemy barges also were destroyed with no damage to American planes. ||Mr. Field pointed out that this is a 'voluntary movement, both us to sing- g up now and as to serving later . But the organization is required be formed—and if voluntary melh- 6(}s fail a compulsory half-holiday njiay be resorted to next week, he «dded. J; Roosevelt Hits Rumor-Mongers ^ S Washington ' Greatest Source of Lies, He Declares < jS\yASHINGTON —{#•)— Prcsidon Roosevelt remarked Tuesday that ^ashington was a rurnor factory, the Bflurce of more lies than any othci .Jijace in the country, and referred to ijKClivcden set here. ' SfHVhen reporters mentioned report: i \1Jjiat Secretary Knox had not disclosed 't^e full lasses at Pearl Harbor, Mr Roosevelt said the reports could be Ibest characterized by the word rot •iand he spelled it out to make it emphatic. JfHe mentioned the Cliveden set when a reporter said there had been ipritici.sm of another loan to Russia on the theory the Soviet Union should jipt be made too powerful in the nost-war period. ftrhat argument, the president re- pjied, is about on a par with others offered by the Cliveden set in Wash- jjjglon. He would not make a better identification, he said, because lie being awfully polite, so-called "Cliveden set" in Eng- The truth is thai Mr. Brundidge "ound the tire prohibition made it impracticable to live on Lake Hamil;on and drive back and forth to Hope. So an old citizen is back with us—at least until some reprobate fetches him word that the fish are bitting again west of Carpenter Dam. -X * * If any items were missing from The Star Monday or Tuesday blame it on this: The editor Sunday night gave his desk its semi-annual housecleaning. Terrible. The flo)pr was knee-deep when I got through. Why is it a newspaper desk has to look the way it docs? And they all do. If you have ever called on J. N. Heiskcll, editor of Arkansas Gazette, you realize that the bigger the newspaper the worse the editor's desk is bound to look. Of course a crowded desk has this comfort: It isn't pretty, but you positively know that whatever you arc looking for is really there. All you have to do is hunt till you find it . . * + * Too much knowledge is a dangerous thing, and humble reporters no less j than Great Editors have their troubles ' too. Here is a retraction from a rural correspondent as published by one of our esteemed upstate contemporaries: "The baby of Hassell Burns had diphtheria instead of diarrhoea. We all make mistakes." By WILLIS THORNTON We Must Take Up Our Burden For a great nation and a powerful leople, the United States is unique in ts coy reluctance to assume leadership. For ypjjrs the United States has seen pictured to the world as swag- ieringly imperialistic, with the flag waving and the eagle screaming. It never was true. We took territory 'rom Mexico and Spain, tried to pay for it, and have been apologizing for it ever since. Every Central American country today. Nicaragua is free. Cuba is free. The Philippines would have been free soon, and they shall yet be free. That is not imperialism. Registration for Defense PTA Members Keep Office Open From 8 a. m. to 9:30 p. m. The Civilian Defense Council Wednesday reported considerable progress in the registration of local citizens for services in the different defense units. The local Parent Teachers Association has charge of the registration. The office is kept open from 8 a. m. to 9:30 p. m. Members of that group who will serve during the next three days include: Wednesday, Mrs. George Dodds, Mrs. E. A. Morsani, Mrs. Fonzie Moses, Mrs. John Price, Mrs. Tom Purvis, Mrs. Fred Formby and Mrs. Edwin }ossett. Thursday: Mrs. George Dodds, Mrs. Arch Moore, Mrs. A. E. Stonequist, Mrs. Henry Haynes, Mrs. Seva Gibson, Mrs. B. B. McPherson, Mrs. Martin Pool, Mrs. Bob Ellen, Jr., and Mrs, Frank Hicks. Friday: Mrs. Bill Brasher, Mrs. A. W .Stubbeman, Mrs. Earl O'Neal, Mrs. Hugh Jones, Miss Florine Miller, Mrs. Roycc Wciscnbergcr and Mrs. rlerbert Burns. British Said Reinforcing in Middle East Believed Getting Ready for Expected Nazi Spring Offensive • By the Associated Press A hint that Britain may be heavily reinforcing her armies in the Middle East, possibly to combat a German thrust into Turkey this spring, was dropped by the London Admir- ality Wednesday with disclosure that "certain" convoys had been safely escorted through the Mediterranean. The Admiralty said the operation was carried out between February 13 and 16 with the loss of only two merchanlcraft. "The enemy made great efforts to inflict serious losses and published the usual exagerated claims," the admiralty said. The point of reinforcements were not specified. An Italian communique asserted Monday that a British destroyer and seven merchantmen had been sunk from a big convoy enroute from Alexandria, Egypt to the bomb-battered island base of Malta, about midway between the toe of the Italian boot and Libya, in North Africa. On Saturday a German communi- que said Nazi planes sank a British destroyer and a 10,000-ton merchantman in a convoy north of Tobruk. i Recent dispatches from the Balkans: have told of large numbers of Ger- | man troops massing in Bulgaria, Greece and Greek Islands—all potential springboards for a German invasion of Turkey, the land bridge between Europe and the Middle East. • -Malta, under increasingly attacks by air, would be a short thorn on the flank to Turkey or across the Mediterranean to Egypt and the Levant slates. While the Mediterranean stirred with new activity bolstering forecasts that the Middle East would soon become a major theater of the worldwide conflict this spring Russian armies surged even deeper into the German winter lines. A Stockholm dispatch reported that Jap Control in Indies Would Squeeze Allies Out of Far Eastern Oil Areas U.S.S.R.. CHINA PACIFIC OCEAN 1900 ^ From Bahrain. Island 3500 Mi. FrowGuTFI ports and i South, 3 INDL 06EAN Jap-held areas OH, Asiatic Mainland Dutch East Indies Dutch Appeal for Allies to Take Offensive Chinese Reported Invading Thailand; U. S. Planes Active* By the Associated Press •:,-,' .;••:•.%$ An eye witness account of fighting'!^| in lower Sumatra reported Wedries-vA day that fierce fighting native soldiijrs : #i of the Dutch Indies, armed with onlyf* pistols and swords, were If the Japanese succeed in seizing control of the Dutch East Indies, Australia would have to be the main base of Allied operations against the foe. The map above graphically shows the long, perilous routes over which oil would have to be transported to Australia, which has none of its own. On the CLEVELAND, O. — (IP)— Willis Thornton, 42, editorial writer for the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) a syndicate, commented Tuesday: "I'm tired of writing editorials telling people to gel in there and fight—I'm going to do something about it myself." He enlisted in the army, as a private. other hand, we have always shrunk from influencing other countries, even from carrying our fair share of Unload of world adjustments. Now the world is in the course o a tremendous upheaval. New powers and forces are seeking to dominate it, displacing those which huvc dominated it in the past. We still crouch back in our come ind ask in quavering voice, "Are we ighting to insure that the Britisl Impirc shall rule the world? Wil lussia dominate the world?" It is characteristically American ti hose who really know the Amer cans, that we never ask "How abou us doing a little dominating our (Continued on Page Two) — -«»«-w Cranium Crackers American Cities Almost one-half of the popula- .ion in the United States now Jives in cities. Pavement-pounders .and strap-hangers should find these questions easy. 1. Name the Crescent City, Mound City, Twin Cities and rfcateway to Alaska. 2. In what states are three of . the four Springfields with more than 50,000 inhabitants? 3. What great catastrophes are associated with Chicago, San Fran- .^jibco and Johnstown, Pa.V §p 4. What municipality calls its,elf the biggest little city in the world? ; 5. What famous city in Califor- is not a'city? Case Tractor in 50th Year Anniversary Cele- *b rated* He re by McRae Implement Co. The 50th anniversary of the invention of the J. I. Case tractor is being celebrated this week by McRae Implement company, distributors of Case tractors and implements, at their local store, Fifth and Louisiana streets, on the Frisco tracks. The year 1942 commemorates the Golden Year in Farm Power. In 1892 the So'viet army corps, aided by sev- j —fifty years ago—the first gas tractor eral divisions of Polish troops, ad- i rolled off the assembly floor of the vanced within 50 miles of Old Poland I J. I. Case plant in Racine, Wisconsin in a drive into the republic of White I and went out under its own powei Russia. In Africa British mobile col- f "'' aM " a1 "'"'- u n " a far ™ ""=' a umns pushed deeper into the desert west of Tobruk without encountering Axis opposition. Reds Move on MOSCOW-(XP)—Soviet big guns, some directed by radio from Russian (Continued on Page Two) Oil and Gas Filings Hempstead County February 18, 1942 Prepared by Jewcllc Bnrilclt SE'A Sec. 18; NW'A NE'A Sec. (Continued on Page Two) Bulletins WILEMSTEAD, Dutch West Indies —(#")— Submarines appeared off the coast of Aruba Wednesday but were driven off by U. S. bombing planes, Ancta agency announced. The submarines were sighted both from land and scu watching posts, alert to prevent any repetition of last Monday when three tankers were sunk just off Aruba and oil installations shelled. Soon after the bombers appeared t'.ic subs dived making it impossible for the planes to attack them. Operator Attacked NEW ORLEANS— (fPt— The New Orleans States Wednesday said it learned that G. F. Bergeron, night telegraph operator of the Missouri Pacific Railroad at Lottie, Lu., was attacked and beaten Tuesday night by two unidentified men when he refused to give them in- forwatign regarding movements of troop U-oms Um>ugU here. O. & G. Permit, dated 1-16-42, filed 2-17-42. State of Arkansas to J. B. Zick. Oil and Gas Permit covering bed of Red River and Second Old River in Hempstead County. O. & G. Permit, dated 1-16-42, filed 2-17-42. State of Arkansas to Willie B. Smith. Oil and Gas Permit covering bed of Red River in Hempstead County. O. & G. Permit, dated 1-1G-42, filed 2-17-42. State of Arkansas to H. G. Farnsworth. Oil and Gas Permit; covering bed of Red River and Old River in Hempstead County. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-26-42, filed 2-18-42, 47'/> acres, 10 years. L. N. Grisham, et ux to Gene Goff. SE'A SE'A; Pt. NE'A SE'A Sec. 33, Twp. 13 B. Rge. 23 W. Assignment of O. & G. Lease, dated 2-14-42, filed 2-18-42, 80 acres. Gene Goff, ct ux to Rancho Oil Company E'/z SW'/i Sec. 34, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. Mineral Deed & Royalty Contract dated 2-15-37, filed 2-18-42. Daisy Brummett, to C. W. Everett. NM> SEVi Sec. 13, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. (80 acres); SW'A SW'A Sec. 17, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. (40 acres); S',4 SEV SE'A Sec. 19, Twp. 14 S'., Rge. 23 W (20 acres); N',i NWV 4 ; SWy 4 SW'A Sec. 20, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. (10( acres); SE'A NW'4; NE'.A SW'A; Pt NW'A SW'A Sec. 21, Twp. 14 S., Rge 23 . (83 acres); Pt. SMj SW'A NW',; Sec. 21, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. 0 acres); Pt. NW'A SW'A Sec. 21, Twp 14 S., Rge. 23 W. (3 acres), containing in the aggregate 332 acres. Also P1 W'/j SE'A See. 19, Twp. 14 S., Rge 23 W., (75 acres. Also 'SE'A SW ] A Sec 21, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. (40 acres) Also SM; SW'A; S: N% SW'A; S 1 , SW'A SE'A all in Sec. 24, Also E', SE'A 'SE'A; Pt. NE'A WV 4 ec. 23, al in Twp. 14 ., Rge. 24 W. (31.5 acres containing in all 191.5 acres. All of 111 above described acreage containin 638.5 acres. Undivided 1/230 bit. Mineral Deed & Royalty Contrac dated 2-15-37, filed 2-18-42. Dais Brmumett to C. W. Everett. NE1 for actual work on a farm, just few miles away. Closely associated with this epic development in Farm Power is a prominent man in the farm machinery industry—Mr. David Pryce Davies, who started his career at the age of 16 as a machinist apprentice and helped build the first Case gas tractor when he was only 22. He is now consulting engineer for all factories of that company. His experience with various kinds of internal combustion engines, his invention of blast furnace waste-gas cngnes, still used today in steel mills throughout the country, are among Tanker Damaged Off Atlantic Navy Announce- * ment Gives Little ;•. Information WASHINGTON-(/Pj—The Navy Department announced Wednesday that the Tanker E. H. Blum "was damaged" off the Atlantic coast Monday, February 16. The Navy gave no information as to how the damage was inflicted. The brief announcement said: "The Navy announces that the Tanker E. H. Blum, owned by the Atlantic Refining company, was damaged off the Atlantic coast on Monday, February 16, 1942." (The E. H. Blum was built within 6 months at a cost of 4 million dollars and with a sister ship is the largest all-welded tanker ever built She had a speed of 13 knots with a capacity of 154,000 barrels of oil, She was launched last March 15.) his many achievements. cessors to this first tractor have won 9 all in Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. 40 acres. Undivided 1/92 Int. i ,-,,,Mineral Deed & Royalty Contract, Designed under his leadership, suc- atcd 2-15-37, filed 2-18-42. Daisy Brummett to C. W. Everett. NW'A IW'A Sec. 25; NE'A NE'A Sec. 26 all Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. 80 acres. Undivided 1/345 Int. Mineral Deed and Royalty Contract, atcd 2-15-37, filed 2-18-42. Daisy Brummctt to C. W. Everett. SW'/i 5'E'A Sec. 13; NW'A NE'A Sec. 24; N. 0 acres of i E'A NE'A Sec. 26; NV6 NW'A & SWP NW'A Sec. 26 all in Twp. 14 S., Rge. 4 W. containing in all 350 acres. Also NW'A NW'A Sec. 28; EVi NW'A nd NW'/4 'SE'A & Pt. prizes at the world's most important tractor tests—a sweeping victory in the famous Winnipeg motor contests of 1912 by scoring the highest number of points for design and construction, and in 1913, gold medals for design, construction, performance, .,_ ^*.^ _-, ., economy of operation and work done. Sec "l3"wV<fNE''A ' Many prizes have also been won in ' such far-away countries as Spain, Egypt. Brazil, England and Argentina. In February of last year, Mr. Davies was highly honored by being one of the few men in his field to be presented the Modern Pioneer Award by the National Association of Manufacturers. NE'A Sec. 30; W/2 NW% & N'/ 2 SW'A Sec. 30 170 acres) W'/i E'/a SE 1 /) Sec. 20 all n Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. containing 448 acres. Undivided 1/115 Int. Warranty Deed, dated 2-2-42, filed 2-18-42, 60 acres. E. L. Bruce to H. M. Stephens. NE'/ 4 NW'A; EVfe' NW'/4 NW'A Sec. 9, Twp. 10 S. Warranty Deed, dated 6-2-41, filed 2-17-42. Flossie Rice to Narciss May The Hope Methodist church has Lot. 12, Block 4, Nichol's Add., Hope, | made plans to take care of a large Ark. | crowd at the indoor picnic Wed- Large Crowd Expected at Methodist Picnic Warranty Deed, dated 7-7-41, filed 2-17-42. David Finley to Narciss May. Lot 13, Block 4, Nichol's Addition, Hope, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 2-17-42, filed 2-17-42. Vcrnon Schooley, et al to U. S. A. SW'A NEV4; NWV4 SW'A Sec. 8, Twp. 12 S., Rge. 24 W. 80 acres; NW'A; Pt. NWy 4 SEV 4 Sec. 8, Twp. 12 S., Rge. 24 W. 199 acres. NE»A SW'A Sec. 8, Twp. 12 S., Rge. 24 W. 40 acres. 319 acres in all. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-26-42, filed 2-18-42, 40 acres, 10 years. E. L. Rider, ct ux to J. B. Lionberger. NW'A SE'A Sec. 27, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-27-42, filed 2-18-42, 40 acres. Briant Williams, et ux to Floyd Crank, et ux. NW'A SW'A Sec. 31, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. nesday night. Recreational games have been planned for all groups. All Methodists, whether members ol the local church or not, and friends are invited to attend and bring picnic baskets. For transportation telephone 47. Lafayette County Feb. 16, 1942 Prepared by Mrs. Eunice Triplett Lewisvillc Arkansas Ratification Agreement: book M-7, on Page Two) 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 to them by mail, although there is less danger of creasing when pictures are handled personally, Stewart Wins City Election Defeats Spears by Unofficial Count of 212 to 148 On an unofficial count Edwin H. itcwarl was elected alderman of Ward of Hope Tuesday, over Ross Spears, ncumbent, by a vote of 212 to 148. This was perhaps the lightest vote i history. Other candidates were without opposition. Offices without opposition included :ity Attorney E. F. McFaddin, City Clerk, T. R. Billingsley, Aldermen, Ward 1, E. W. White, Ward 2, Jessie Brown, Ward 4, Dale Jones. The vote by wards: Stewart Spears Destroyer Shaw Arrives in Port Vessel Previously Reported Lost Pearl Harbor WASHINGTON-(/P)-The war cam closer home to Americans Wednes day with a presidential warning tha the country could be attacked an word came from the Canal Zone o possible U-boat bases in the Carib bean. There was cheering evidence in ar eventual naval comeback in the Pa cific. The U. S. Destroyer Shaw, one officially listed as lost in the Pear Harbor attack .arrived at a west coast port under her own power arid is being reconditioned for active service. The vessel made the 2,000 mile voyage with a stub emergency bow fitted in two months in Hawaii. Naval officers said the Shaw was drydockcd at the time of the December 7 attack and hit repeatedly by bombs. Secretary Knox, December 15, listed the Shaw as among the vessels lost in the Japanese attack. heavy casualties on the Japanese and 5 proving more than a match for the'l nvadors, armed with sub-machine? uns, in bloody hand to hand fightuigi'/f Defenders were reported to be bat- : ili ing desperately to block -the Jap-^ nese drive toward Sundra -Strait. •'-/'•$SfS,...,™, The native warriors fought' withjKJ$f||||f leir Klewangs—swords like the Ma-;-ijvy;|il|| ay a Kris or the Philippine Bolo—in; ^f^ftf heir right and pistols in their leffr^Mfte Ward 1 83 Ward 2 51 Ward 3 63 Ward 4 15 Total 212 57 37 33 21 148 1,638 Register in Hempstead 867 in Howard, 1,040 in Nevada, 998 in LaFayette Of the 112,932 men registered in Arkansas for Selective Service last Monday, Little Rock headquarters reported the following totals from the southwestern counties: Hempstead 1,638; Howard 867; Nevada 1,40; LaFayette 998. Final Report on Red Cross Hempstead County Contributes $4,926.38 E. F. McFaddin, county chairman of the Red Cross War Fund drive, has made his final report as said chairman, and forwarded the money to the American Red Cross. Under dale of February 14, 1942, Mr. McFaddin forwarded a letter to the American Red Cross with a check for $4,926.38, and a copy of the said letter is as follows: Mr. William M. Baxter, Jr., Manager Midwestern Area, American Red Cross 1709 Washington Avenue St. Louis, Missouri Dear Mr. Baxter: The undersigned was the chairman of the War Fund drive of the American Red Cross in this county, anc we were assigned a quota of $4,000.00 I hand you herewith check no. 95 of the Hempstead County chapter o the American Red Cross dated Feb ruary 14, 1942, in the sum of §4,926.38 payable to the American Red Cross drawn on the First National Bank o By the Associated Press . .^''i'flflflp With the "zero hour" near in tlie';]S|j|J§ >attle for Java Lt. Governor Hu-,v.S/§||^ bertus Van Mook of the Dutch East :ftS||§| ndies appealed to the United Na-sSjvSlii ions Wednesday to take the offensive.; iearch out the enemy and fight or risk losing the war. ->;f. Even as he spoke the all-India rad-,i o broadcast an unconfirmed report' that Chinese troops had invdaed Jap-~;|:f| anese-dominated Thailand, striking-thetip^ Eirst land counter blow by the UnitedJ;;|| Nations since the war began Decem-'-A.'' ber 7. ' ';* Thailand is the major jumping off 1M point for the Japanese invasion 'off|| Malaya and Burma. •; ' -.,-. :( "'> ; f$}t.,. The' all-India broadcast said that;fjij according to a report, as yet uncori^.'-s'lf firmed, Chinese troops on the noiitlvyll Burma front had crossed the Thailand Chiengmai, 300 miles north of kok, the Thai capital. -.,- i-;,^.^ "The Japanese are using ships reck&i^M; lessly and I think we could emanulate*?|| them," said the Dutch official arrly-^" 1 ing in Sydney Australia, arriving i^J from the U. S. ' - ' : ' : ' ; ,;%£*i To Fight to End .•; !-V^ ; ^ "We'll fight in the Indies as longs: as humanly possible," he said, but;K warned that a policy of retiring '•"toy- prepared positions could lead to the^',.,. position in which the allies might' »/* lose the war. > -^ Japanese invasion hordes still held ,1 >' off from a direct assault on Java, v f. densely populated heart of the Indies, •? four days after striking into near- y lower Sumatra with parachute ' roops and seaborne reinforcements; Taking the initiative American ighter and bombing planes kept the j nvaders at bay. * United Nation's headquarters said Unerican pilots aiding in the defense x f Java attacked a Japanese-held air- rome in lower Sumatra and shot > own four enemy planes without a *' oss to themselves. Dutch bombers ' hot down two more. ^ Five Japanese bombers were shot •- iown in an attack on a naval base - t Soerabaja, Java, Wednesday morning, it was announced. lap Vessels Bombed Combined American and Dutch )omber forces sank a large Japanese ransport scored direct hits on two others and rained havoc on a fleet of troop barges. NEI headquarters said Dutch troops were fighting grimly against Japanese n Borneo but acknowledged that the 'fighting has almost come to an end (Continued on Page Two) If they are to work reliably, barometers should be protected from draughts, direct sunlight, and the heat uf fireu mid radiatwt.. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Cilose March 18.59 May 18.74 July 18.87 October 19.11 December 19.15 January 19.18 NEW YORK March 18,56 May 18.70 July 18.83 October 18.93 December 18.99 January 19.03 Middling spot 20.20. on the Japanese over run Minahassa Peninsula in northeast Celebes Island. With the Far Pacific conflict headed into a most critical phase the war came closer to America with President Roosevelt's warning 'that United States cities could be attacked and canal dispatches told of a possible secret U-boat base in the Carribbean :a. "Under certain conditions," Roosevelt said, "the Axis could shell New York city and bomb as far inland as Detroit and attack Alaska. "American air and naval strength couldn't prevent such an assault," he said. In Burma Domei said Japanese troops had crossed the strategic Bilin River where imperial British defenders two days ago took up new positions and continued to advance. In Tokyo Japanese Premier Gen. Hideki Tojo sounded a note of caution to a mass meeting celebrating the fall of Singapore. "The war has only just begun. ''We Japanese must continue our efforts together with Germany and Italy until the foes of the Axis are brought to their knees," he declared. Domei said Japanese troops who crossed the Bilin river in Burma were now hotly pursuing the enemy towarcj Rangoon, capital of Burma. Did the Trick The anti-hording order of the United States Treasury Department brought in more than 524,000,000 in gold coin, gold certificates, and bullion.

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