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World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Star The Weather Not so cold Thursday night. VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 109 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Prtss (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise A! PRICE 5c COPY 24 Arkansans Captured U. S. Troops/ Air forces Arrive in Java fo Aid Dutch Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Junkyard Eye-Sores on the Highway Neill Bohlinger, State Highway Department attorney, is quoted as saying in Little Rock Wednesday that the 1933 *w making it illegal to establish unfenced automobile junkyards within 200 yards of memorial highways is going to be Gr l f0 [ CeCi ' Whether U. S. G7 is a memorial ,"" ~ " ~ ©highway under the technical dcfini- Stimson Warns to Expect U. S. Coastal Attacks £, January Volunteers of 90,441 Far Exceeds That of First War ^WASHINGTON —(/P)— Secretary of War Stimson said Iho nation should expect attack all along "our coast and other places like the raids made by submarines on the Netherland West Indies island of Aruba." **!The secretary urged at a press conference Thursday that the country be prepared also tor pressure from thoughtless persons to scalier the defense forces to meet such allacks. Yielding to that pressure might lose Jhc 'wrsr. v '• • - - • "'* ' •• "Victory will be won," he declared, "by massing our forces to carry the war to the enemy." He gave assurances that urgent preparations were now being made fpr an offensive. Noting criticism which he said was voiced for the failure of the Unitec Nalions lo sicze Ihe inilialive Slimson declared: "We will sicze every opportunity to take the offensive and every oppor- * Unity for surprise." Stimson announced that 90,441 volunteers joined Ihc army in January, more than doubling the record prior lo Pearl Harbor or that during the first World War. ^"'This shows the men going to fight this war arc yielding lo Ihc dcfealism or dispair we sometimes'hear of back of the fighting front." 'Held on Drunk .Driving Charge L. E. Payne, Winnfield, La., Arrested ^ After Wreck Here A man giving his name as L. E. Payne of Winnfiold, La., was booked on a drunken driving charge after his car collided with and wrecked an automobile driven by J .W. Lindscy «JE Bloomburg, Texas, at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night, Stale Patrolman C. I. Pritchctt reported Thursday. The- collision occurred 11 miles south of Hope on Highway 20. Both men were oil workers. Mr. Payne's car was demolished, though he escaped fojury, Patrolman Pritchcll said. . ••••• Bulletins •V WEST PALM BEACH—(/I 5 )—A locomotive engineer was killed and several persons injured Thursday when two fast tourist trains were wrecked south of hern. The dead man was A. W. Browning of Plant City, Fla. Ties on Track McGEHEE— (IP)— For the second time in two nights the Missouri Pacific Streamline train Delta Eagle Wednesday night ran into 11 pile t lit cross tics stacked on the tracks ""near Macon Lake, 18 miles south of here. Two negro suspects were arrested and questioned. lion of the 1933 law, is .something tin's writer isn't sure about—but we have md trouble here in past years with ho same tiling Mr. Bohlinger is talk- ng about. The slate department'; awyer in this particular instance has 'ilcd a test action against a junkyard on the Hot Springs-Little Rock lighway, which will be heard next week. The City of Hope several yean- jack compelled the junkyard oul the western approach of U. S. G7 to built a fence screening its cars from UIL passing public. But there was lotr of trouble on the matter of parking junk cars outside the fence in publii view. We don't aim to take n "high-ton ed" view of auto junkyards. They perform a vital service at all times, anc an absolutely imperative service to day—when every car-owner harbor; the secret fear that spare parts wil be exhausted some evil hour and send him scurrying to the "boneyard" himself in search of replacement items. But there is an odd notion among junkyard proprietors that their place of business has got to be located right at the curb of the most important highway-^whethcr it is in Hope or Hit -Springs or Little Rock. And this is something every forward-looking state and community fights to the death. Why plant trees and flowers along the main highways if in the next block the whole effect is to be destroyed by an unsightly junkyard? That's how matters stand, and every progressive community means to do something about it. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON Heroism Is Not Enough The Guards were heroes, every man, the dispatches say, telling of their desperate rear-guard action all the way from Ipoh to that last stand before Singapore. MacArthur's Magnificents are hcroet every one, scratching and clawing every inch of the way as they are gradually forced back toward the enc of the Balaan Peninsula. Heroism is not enough. The thing predicted from the moment of the unexpected attack or Pearl Harbor has come to pass. The bad news which we were warned It expect is here. We have lost the opening rounds of the war. We arc, up to this point, a defeated nation. To speak in such terms is not do fcalism. It is realism. Victory can come Japs Move to Within 75 Miles of Rangoon However, Chinese Forces Reported Driving Enemy Back in Thailand By the Associated Press American and other foreign troops have arrived in Java il was disclosed Thursday, ready lo aid in defending the heart of the rich Dutch East Indies against cncrouchmcnl of Japanese invasion hordes driving inlo nearby lower Sumatra. Aneta, official Dutch news agency said American groups of troops, relatively small in number, as well at- U. S. bombers and fighter pilots, cai now be seen frequently in the island. This was the first disclosure tha American soldiers had arrived to bols lor Ihe defenses in the Far Pacific Anela stressed that while the Amer icans and other reinforcements wen jubilantly welcomed by the Dutcl 'Iho numbers are by no means large enough yet." Japanese planes for the first time attacked the Australian mainland, combing Ihe Allied naval base at Darwin and in the batlle of Burma Tokyo dispatches asserled that Japanese troops had advanced within 75 airline miles of Rangoon. Rangoon, the Burmese capital, is the chief port of entry for war supplies to China. In the Dutch Indies a bulletin from NEI headquarlers said the Dutch were battling feircely aga'flnst the Japanese around the rich oil center of Falembang in lower Sumatra. The Dutch command said Rising Sun planes raided airfields in western Java Thursday causing "some damage following up Wednesday's 24-plane attack on the big allied naval base at Soerabaja in eastern Java." The aerial assaull on Darwin, perhaps signaling a new invasion allempt by the Japanese far flung armies, lasted an hour. Explosives were dropped on Ihe town and shipping in the harbor, the communique said, and there were some casualties and damage to installations. A heartening report for the Allies came from Ihe bailie of Burma in the declaralion thai Chinese Iroops defcaled Thai, allied of Ihe Japanese in fighting along the Burma-Thailanc frontier and siezed large quantilies of war supplies. This report contained in a spccia dispatch to the Calholic newspaper Social Welfare, of Chungking and evidently referred lo Ihe norlhcn combat zone through which the Chin- Japs Lose 182 Ships Since Start of War BATAVIA —(/I 3 )— A total of 182 Japanese ships have been sunk or damaged by United Nation's forces up to February 14, according to the Dutch agency Aneta. Of the total 109 were sunk, 28 probably sunk, and 45 damaged. The number did not include heavy losses known inflicted on the enemy in the ivasion of Sumatra. American ships planes were credited with 84 known sunk and 15 probably sunk. British Train Airborne Troops Minister Declares Middle East Has Been Reinforced LONDON —(/I 5 )— The British army has airborne troops in training and parachutists forces ready now for action Capt. Margcsson, War Secretary, announced Thursday. He declared that new armored divisions have been formed and those in the Middle East reinforced. Outlining this broad picture of strengthened British striking power he disclosed that many of the British troops in the ill-starred Malayan campaign had to be sent into action without lime for battle training. Margcsson said that today equipment shortage and the need for weapons, already in production, the army was unable until last fall to convert large numbers of infantry into artillery and armored units. Without disclosing any details the war secretary said that reinforcements process is continuing. An- ' nouncing the training of airborne troops he said that the army now I has a number of "parachute and air landing units." This was the first official announcement that the British army is preparing to use airborne infantry Ike that which has served German and Japan well. $1,010 Raised for Oil Field Road at Patmos ; Campaign to Bear County's Extra Expense Two; Thirds Complete Over two-thirds of the 51,500 pledged by the Chamber of Commerce to pay for labor and materials in building a road from Pa'.nos south to the Hempstcad County line has been raised. John Wallace, chairman of the County Committee, and John P. Cox Chairman, of the City Committee, reported a total of ?1,010. The special road fund will be uscci to defray the cash expense incurred by County Judge Fred Luck in con- struting the oil field road. The county equipment and personnel is being used, but the money is needed to pay for gasoline and other cash items Those contributing to the fund are Gunter Lbr. Co _ $100 Burma Battlefield only after defeat has been looked | c«c declared officially Wednesday lo squarely in the face. Today all America is slowly realizing thai we could LOSE this war. Americans are not the kind of people to be discouraged by thai pros- peel. II is the first preliminary toward bucking down to the kind of an effort thai will win it. Wiji it we must, for our own sake, for the sake of our future and our children's future, for the sake of all humanity and civilization. Win it we will. But events make it clear in Ihe South Pacific that the task will be even greater than mosl of us had feared. It is ton late now to bemoan the gin-pahit and polo mind that lost Malaya despite the individual heroism of the men who fought in vain. That mind has had its counterpart here. It is, or must be made, a thing of the past. We shall have to fight our way inch by inch to the destruction of Japanese military, power; anything less implies our own destruction. While we do this we must at the same time extend utmosl help to every theater of war where it is possible to strike, directly or indirectly, the enemies that have combined against us. II is a sobering thought, and one have driven a spearhead into Thailand. Chungking advices that new U. S. fighter and bombers had been based in Burma raised Allied hopes of successful challenge to the Japanese air- force and any landing parties that, might attempt to outflank Ihc defenders via the Gulf of Marliban and the Gulf of Bengal. Dome! declared that invasion troops occupied Bilin, lown on Ihe Ran- goon-Martiban railway, 75 miles from Rangoon and threatened Ihe railway supply route of the Burma road was obvious. Panama Tanker Torpedoed s WILLEWSTEAD, Dutch West ^"ladies— (ff*>— A Panama registered tanker was torpedoed off the Dutch Island of Aruba Thursday in renewed outburst of German submarine uctivily deep in the Caribbean sea. Aneta iH-'ported fjjliut earlier in the morning sonic projectiles landed in (he neighborhood of the Standard Oil refinery on Arubu which was shelled earlier Monday with little damage. (Continued on Page Two) Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS March May July October December Close . 18.52 .. 18.67 .. 18.80 . 19.04 .. 19.08 January 19.10 NEW YORK March 18.46 May 18.61 July 18.74 October 18.85 December 18.90 January 18.99 Middling s»pot 20.14. Red Cross to Elect Officers Meeting Called at City Hall at 10 a. m. Friday There will be a meeting of all interested members of the Hempslead County Chapter of the American Red Cross, in the municipal courtroom, at the city hall, at 10 o'clock Friday morning, February 20, to elect officers for the coming year, County Chaiman R. P. Bowen announced Thurs- Union Saw Mill Co _. 100 E. J. Craig 100 W. M. Ramsey 50 Diamond Cafe 50 Geo. W. Robison & Co 56 Coca Cola Bottling Works 50 Hope Star _ 50 J. C. Penney Co 50 Rufus M. Martin 25 P. J. Drake ...t 25 L. D. Rider _ -— 25 Hope Builders Supply Co 25 Ritchie Grocer Co 25 McDowell Dept. Store 25 Plunkett Jarrell Grocer Co 25 City Bakery _ 25 Talbot's Dept. Store 25 Schneikcr Hotel — 25 R. L. Gosnell ..._ _ 15 Briant's Drug Store __ 12.50 Cook's White Star Laundry .... 12.50 John P. Cox Drug Co 12.50 John P. Cox _ 12.50 John S. Gibson Drug Co _ 12.50 Ward & Son Drugstore _ 12.50 Crescent Drugstore — 10 Hope Auto Company 10 Bud Porterfield - _ 10 Dr. Don Smith 10 Young Chevrolet Company 10 Crow Burlingame 10 Boswell Dept. Store 5 Hope Confectionery 5 Total 51,010 The names of all contributors to this fund will be published from day to day until the entire sum is subscribed. Along the historic, savage Sahveen river, one of southeast Asia's longest waterways, is being fought the battle for Burma—and perhaps for China, because threatened Rangoon is the key port for the lifeline to Chungking. Map shows direction of Jap thrusts in the region romanticized by Kiplng's "Road to Mandalay." Enforce Law on Junkyards Those on Highway Must Be Shielded With Fence Dancer Resigns Defense Post Mayris Chancy Withdraws Under Fire of Criticism PHILADELPHIA — Mayris Chancy, 35, professional dancer, whose ap- oldcst bird j pointmenl as co-ordinator of children's sanctuary in the world is located at activities in the Office of Civilian De- day. All officers including a chairman, secretary, treasurer, and seven board members, arc elective and every member of the Chapter is entitled lo one vole in the .selection of these officers. The meeting will begin promptly at 10:00 o'clock. What is called the Abbotsbury, England. It is inhabited by 100U swans. Oil and Gas Filings Hcmpstead County Prepared liy Jcwelle B*irtlcU February 19, 1!M2 Quitclaim Deed, dated 2-17-42, Filed 2-18-42, 40 acres. Eliza G. While lo J. R. While. All my undivided in- lercsl in the SE'/i NE'/i Sec. 8, Twp. 12 S., Rge. 24 W. Deed, dated 2-7-42, filed 2-18-42, Floy Fan-is to Julius L. Walker. Lots 5, Block 10, Beard's Additionr, Hope, Arkansas. Deed, dated 1-30-42, filed 2-18-42. State of Arkansas lo Julia Williams. Ft. Lot 5. Block 10, Beard's Addition, Hope, Arkansas. Warranty Deed, dated 1-10-42, filed 2-18-42. W. Max Cox, el al lo Mrs. Mabel Lalshaw. Lots 1, 12, 13 & 10, Block 20, Smith's Addition. Warranty Deed, dated 1-2C-42, filed 2-18-42. Henry Duffey to Angcline I Duffey. Lots 10, Block 10, Shover I Street School Addition, Hope, Arkansas. Warranty Deed, dated 2-14-42, filed 2-18-42. W. E. Jones, et ux to Ted E. Jones. Lot 0, PI. Lol 5, Block 9, Ruffin'.s Addition' Hope, Arkansas Warranty Deed, dated 2-18-42, filed 2-18-4H. Nellie Jwies ty J. T. C. Junei,, Lot. 7, Block 13, Hope, Arkansas. Warranty Deed, dated 2-17-42, filed 2-18-42. H. M. Stephens, el ux to Earl Zumwall. NE'/i NW'/i; N'A 'SE'Xi NW'/i Sec. 10, Twp. 10 S., Rge. 24 W. fcnse provoked congrcssonal cries of "fan dancer" and "frills," gave up her $4,GOO-a-year job Wednesday. She offered lo "step aside gladly" if it would be to "the besl interests of the physical fitness program." OCD Director Landis promptly accepled the resignation without comment. *Miss Chancy is a protege and friend of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, di- reclor of volunteer participation in the OCD. (50 acres). Also PI. W'/a NE'/i Sec. After Ihe appointment of Miss 10, Twp. 10 S., Rge. 24 W. (79.50 Chancy and Movie Star Melvyn Doug- acres) Also W'/4. NEVi NE»/4 Sec. 10, | las to defense posts, some members Twp. 10 S., Rge. 24 W. (15 acres) 144Vi I of congress charged the program was acres in all. Also Pt. SVfVt SEV 4 Sec. j being invested with "frills." They demanded elimination of "parasites' and "leeches" from the civilan defense pay roll. 4, Twp. 01 'S., Rge. 24 W. (16 acres) All oil and minerals are reserved on last named Iracl of land. Quilclaim Deed, daled 12-19-41, filed 2-19-42, 40 acres. T. P. Gaines to J. W. Gaines. SE'/i SEVi Sec. 32, Twp. 9 S., Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-7-26, filed 2-19-42. Mollie Williams to Maude Anderson. Undivided 1 ; 12 interesl in Ihe EV> SEV 4 Sec. 33, Twp. 13 S., Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, daled 1-7-27, filed 219-42. Mollie Williams lo Tom Wilson. Undivided 1 12 interesl in the E'/a SE'/t Sec. 33, Twp. 13 S., Rge. 25 W. Lafayette County February 17, 1942 Prepared by Eunice Triplet! Royalty Deed. 3-320 Int. U2 royally (Continued on Page Two.) Navy Photo Owners, Call at The Star Owners of Iho photographs of Navy men in this county which The Slar published lasl November and December are kindly asked lo 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. LITTLE ROCK Announcement of a campagn lo enforce a 1933 law naking it illegal to establish unshielded automobile junkyards within 200 yards of memorial highways was nade Wednesday by Nell Bohlinger, late Highway Department lawyer. An action filed several days ago in jiltlc Rock Municipal Court against d wrecking company whose junkyard is near the Hoi Springs highway will serve as a lest case, Mr. Bohlinger said. A hearing has been set for next Wednesday. The 1933 statute required automobile wrecking companies with junkyards within 20 yards of memorial highways must erect walls sufficiently hgh to shield the yards from public view. Register for Defense Now Local Council Appeals for Citizens to Unite The following appeal was issued Thursday by the Hempslead county Civilian Defense Council to get local citizens to register for defense work: Remember Pearl Harbo? Surely you do. How could we forget such bar- barious, savage-like treachery in sucl a short time? But we are as sleeping. Contented, it seems, to all bu watch them slip nearer and nearer our own shores. These creatures who .sliwly, but surely planning to in the back" once Navy Lists Men Taken by Japs in Pacific Area 2,210 Sailors, Civilian Workers at Guam, Wake, Chinese Bases . WASHINGTON —Twenty-four Arkansans were listed by the Navy Thursday as probable captives of the Japanese. The Navy Department released a list of 1,010 navy and marine corps officers and enlisted men presumably taken prisoners on the islands of Wake and Guam and Peiping, Tientsin and Shanghai, China. Also presumed to be prisoners of the Japanese are 1,200 civilians who were employed on Wake and Guam Island in construction of defense works. Sailors, Marines, Civilians Arkansas sailors and marines and civilians described by the Navy as captured are: Naval personnel service, Wake Island, Artis Brewer, of Manila; Naval personel service, Guam: James W. Story, Alma; Marine corps, Wake Island; A. R. Hughes, Jr., Arkadelphia; Marshall Edwards, Dermott; Charles, Lee Mathis, Appletori; Guy Pearson .. Webster, Wickes. Sanford Kelly Ray, ' Monticello; Henry Williams, Jr., of ' Delaplihe. Marine corps at Guam: Ivan C. j Bearden, Little Rock; Marine corps at Peiping: Mark N. Gentry, Little Rock'; • Marine corps at Tientsin: Marian Guynn, Weldon. Civilians at Wake: Lawrence Anhalt,' New Blame; Rayford B, Blake. Sheridan; Hollis Edd Bledsoe, Bismark; Joe M. Broyles, Little Rock; John W. Miller, Englind; Quinton D. Nickes, > Pine Bluff; Stirling C. Simmons, Augusta; William A. Smith, Gould, and Glen C. Walden of Carlisle; John- William Marable of Traskwood; Lavf- rence Marshall of Harrison and Garlin T. Massey of Hoxie. List Incomplete The Navy Department statement pointed out that because of the interruption of communications and the elimination of contact entirely when the outposts were overwhelmed the "Navy Department cannot have absolute information of the exact status of all individuals who were Serving in the armed forces and of civilians engaged on public works. "However, from information available up to the time of the capture of some of the groups and from the, roster of the personnel serving it is presumed that those not otherwise accounted for were captured." New Route to Move Supplies to China CHUNGKING — (JP)— War supplies for China will be moved over a new land route from India replacing the Japanese menaced Burma road, a Chinese official declared Thursday. He said the problem of transporting supplies from India to China had y i "knife us in the back" once more j Deen worked out with Indian leader are no signers of agreements as to | by Gen chaing Kai Shek. He also disclosed that the British had mined the the rules of warfare. They arc un- Truck, Train Collide Here Three Negroes Narrowly Escape Serious Injury Three negroes barely escape possible serious injury late Wednesday afternoon when the half-ton truck in which they were riding collided wilh a Missouri Pacific passenger tarin at the Hervcy street crossing. Albert Walker and wife and a companion received minor cuts and bruises in the accident. All listed Ozan as their homes. The truck was considerably damaged. Increased Pressure Reported on Bataan WASHINGTON—(/Pi—The War Department reported the Japanese were increasing pressure on General Doug- lah MwArthur's defense linos on Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines and troop movements indicated the resumption of the enemy offensive. bound by any pact, agreement or law to use fair play. Those so-called ignorant people lave stolen a march on us, for we had ailed them "behind modern limes", and have aided them when they needed help, enabling them to fight us A'ilh our own material. There is our gnoarnl creature, using the cunning of a mad man, totally unsuspected. They have failed to remember one thing, and thai one thing shall be their stumbling block. One of the greatest statesmen of all limes has said, "Unilcd we sland, bul divided, we fall. There-in have they overlooked something, for in their country there is strife, arguing and disagreement. Shall we lei this very Ihing continue in our own beloved country? No! Then unite today, with the Civilian Defense, to do your small but certainly needed part in winning this war. Wake up lo the fact that if we do not unite, soon we will not be able to do so. Shall it be a stand of the United States of America, or shall we just rock on as we are now, and fall? Just as surely as we do not unite, we arc doomed. Citizens, the Civilian Defense is YOUR responsibilty. approaches to Rangoon. For the Last Time: It's a Small World HOLLYWOOD -(/P)- Lynn Bari, movie actress, knitted a sweater for some soldier boy's Christmas, and turned it over for distribution in the regular channels. The other day she received a note of thanks—from Edward Leggewie, Fort Monmouth, N. J., the recipient. Of the hundreds of thousands of men who might have received the Bari sweater, it went to a soldier who —before he joined the Army—knew Lynn as a fellow-worker in the same studio. Yale Governors Two professors of Yale University have been elected to high office in Connecticut since 1910. They were Simeon E. Galdwin, professor of law who was elected lieutenant governor, and Wilbur L. Cross, dean of the Yale graduate school, who was governor from 1930 tw 1938. Cranium Crackers Lasl Laughs Japan scored firsl at Pearl Harbor, but the United States will have the last say-so. What do you know about these other famous lasts? 1. What British general won' what last battle from what would- be Alexander at Waterloo? 2. Name the last state admitted to the Union. 3. Who was Die last czar of Russia, last emperor of Germany, last king of Spam? 4. What popular song tells of the last time the composer saw what famous city? 5. Who was the last Republican vice president? AjU-vvcr* ou Comic Page

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