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World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press OLUME 43 — NUMBER 1 ] 1 Star The Weather Warmer Saturday night, temperatures about same except in early morning in the extreme northwest portion. Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January IB, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1942 Means Newspaper Enterprise A«»'n Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN An Editor Has His Doubts lasting Jap Fleet .Oil Field Road Fund Up $270 'and Nears Goal Chamber of Com,.) merce Campaign Reaches $1,320; Goal Is $1,500 Hope Chamber of Commerce's drive ,|o raise $1,500 lo meet County Judge YVed Luck's out-of-pockcl expenses in conslructing an all-wcalher road toward the new oil field south of Patmos almost reached its goal Saturday. Donations for Ihe day were $270, Raising yesterday's total of 31,050 to $1,320—less Iman 200 short of the ' The money, placed in a special fund, Will be used to pay gasoline and other expenses of the Hempstead county l?»iquipment which is now building iiie road. Previously reported $1,050.00 Hempstead County Lbr. Co. 40.00 Chas. A. Haynes Co 20.00 White & Co 10.00 ..First NationaUBnnk-.*,.., '•* Reed & Co Graves & Graves Haynes Bros Citizens National Bank.., Hope Hardware Co Hotel Barlow • v $ Stueart Grocery Hope Brick Co 25.00 25.00 15.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 10.00 25.00 Total .................................... 51,320.00 •* Yearly Report ^rom Library Second Anniversary Observed by Hempstead Library The Hcmpstcad County Library observed its second anniversary here this week and a record of activities show expansion and a demand for belter books. During the second year, 1,000 new Books, 4 daily newspapers and 28 magazines were added. A branch library was established in Columbus, April 16 bringing the total number of branch libraries in the county to 5. •^ 1415 borrowers have been registered during the your making a total of 4650 while citizens in the county using the free county library, 78,118 books and magazines were circulated. The Washington Branch Library, Mrs. Joe Jackson, Library Clerk, circulated 9,996 books and magazines. An extra room known as the Arkansas Room has been added to the library. 482 borrowers on register. The Springhill Branch Library, Miss /{Iclcn Turnage, library clerk, circulated 15,381 books and magazines to 631 sourlhern people of Hempstead county. Tlie Blevins Branch Library, Miss Florence Warren, Library clerk, circulated 11,554 books and magazines '.lid has 521 registered borrowers. Fulton Branch Library, Mrs. Vivin Goff, library clerk, circulated 6,565 books and magazines to 371 borrowers. The Columbus Branch Library, was .".stablished April 16, 1941 in a down '(own store. Miss Dorothy Sipes is library clerk. In 10 months this library circulated 4,729 books and magazines to 191 ergisterod borrowers. 6803 books were circulated trhough- out the schools of Hope and Hemp- J^ead county the second year of its establishment. The Hope Headquarters library circulated 23,290 books and magazines to 2454 registered borrowers. Each hi uiich library has one or two /laily newspapers, several magazines, a Merrian-Webster Dictionary, World Almanac and book of facts, 1941 and 1942, a Rand McNelly Atlas. The Hempslcad County Library lias helped the employes of the Southwestern Proving Ground by answer%£ many reference questions, furnishing them with technical and scienti- (Continued on Ffcge Four) this particular time. "We're wondering," writes Mr. Harris, "if it would not be best to discontinue this column "for the duration," and lo devote the space it occupies to the publicalion of spot news. As a leased wire member of the Associated Press, the Daily Times Leader receives each day more 40,000 words of telegraphic news. Some of these dispatches are necessarily "crowded out," and we're wondering if a dispatch from Timbuctoo might not bo worth more than a personal reaction, or a pertinent observation. We're leaving this to you. Flense write us a letter or a card." * -K * Is so happens that Mr. Harris' daily column is one of the best. But even if it were the world's worst, that fact would make no difference —Ihe nation's need of the printed editorial column today is greater lhan ever. Mr. Harris poinls oul lhal in com- pelilion with the space occupied by his editorial column there is the 40,000-word daily report of the Associated Press . . . and the inference is that this 40,000-word report is 100 pel- cent news and facts. But such an inference is wrong. As a newspaper man of 20 years' experience myself I should say that fully a third of the daily report of the A.ssoeiated Press or any other news service is opinion rather than fact- hut duly accredited opinion: Reports of political controversies in Washington; of business disputes in New York; of speeches and interviews throughout the rest of the country. All this is opinion, not fact. The Associated Press itself is of course neutral. It is merely transmitting the opinions of various Americans, all of whom arc duly named in the news report so that the people may weigh those opinions for what they are worth. And so I say that the abolition of the local editorial column for the sake of printing more "wire hews!' would in effect simply cancel the local territory's contribution of opinion to tlie national scene and leave the other fellows a dear field for the printing of their own opinions . . . via the wire service. I am speaking of the editorial column not as the personal vehicle of some particular writer but as an inescapable part of our American civilization ... its free citizens, its self-governing republic, and all the stormy, free-spoken dcbaling thai this kind of civilization implies. The editorial column is by precedent sel apart from the rest of the newspaper as opinion rather than fact. But every newspaperman knows, and most discerning readers understand, that every time a press association reports a speech or a controversy it is extending to the speaker the right of editorial opinion. And in a critical hour when some very high-placed American opinion seems to have fallen short in appraising world facts I do not think the opinion of one scclion of America outranks that of another. Any voice that carries a common-sense interpretation of known facts is a welcome contribution to the national scene. By WILLIS THORNTON A Time of War "To everything," wrote the wise old Preacher in the Book of Ecclesiastes, "there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time lo pluck up lhat which Ls planted; a lime lo kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a lime lo build up; a lime to mourn and a time lo dance ... a lime lo love and a lime lo hale; a lime of war and a time of peace . ." It has befallen all of us to live part of our lives in a time of war. At this moment, with millions of America's manhood registering for service, of whom perhaps two more millions will be called this year in addition to Iwo millions now serving, il is a time of goodby. It is a hard time for everyone; but it is hardest for those who must part, and who must say goodby. 1C there were no more lhan thai, it would be insupportable. But the same old Preacher in his wisdom knew that the time to kill is followed by Ihe lime lo heal. Thai, loo, will come. Perhaps all America is saying good- by lo many things. Goodby to all the old smug feeling thai we were in Ihe world, yet not of it. Goodby to the old tendency to measure every man with a dollar-marked rule. Goodby to the hectic "easy money" days of the Iwenlies, which so nearly wrought our spiritual ruin. Goodby to uncontrolled selfishness which made ma- 4 Tests Near Completion in Midway Field Week-End Review of Southwest Arkansas Oil Field Operations By Special Correspondent STAMPS, Ark. — Oil exploration has spread lo Hcmpstend county as a result of the recent opening of the Midway field in Lafayclte county by Barnsdall Oil company. Meanwhile four opcralions in thai sensational field near completion as production pipe was set at one test and three others are coring in the pay expecting to set pipe over the week-end. Barnsdall set production casing at its No. 2 Dobson C of the SE quarter NE quarter section 10-1524. Prosily was topped at 6424 feet. Total depth is 6531 feel. The same company is coring below 6440 feel at the No. 1 Dobson C-SVf quarter NW quarter of section 1115-24 after topping porosity at 6417 feet. Arkansas Fuel Oil Company is coring below 6470 feet al ils No. 1 Creek C-NE quarter SE quarter of section 10-15-24, porosity was topped at 8421 feet. Cap Roberts No. 1 Bond C-NW quarter, SW quarter of section 11-15-24 is coring below 6300 feet. Other Activities Other activities in the field are as follows: Barnsdall's Bond No. 2 C-SE quarter, SW quarter, section 11-15-24 drilling below 4000 feet in shale. Barnsdall's No. 3 Bond, C-SW quarter SW quarter of section 11-15-24 drilling below 5600 feet in shale. Barnsdlal's No. 4 Bond C-SE quarter SW quarter of section 11-15-24 drilling below 3600 feet JQ shale. Barnsdall's Creek No. 1 C-SE quarter SE quarter of section 10-15-24 drilling below 4200 feet in shale. Barnsdall's Beck No. 1 CNE quarter NW quarter of section 14-15-24 drilling below 4400 feet in shale. Rutherford's Stamps Land No. 1 C-SE quarter SW quarter of sec- lion 3-15-24, drilling below 5200 feet in shale and sand. Frankel's Burns No. 1 C-NW quarter NE quarter of section 10-15,24 drilling below 5800 feet in shale and sand. Magnolia's Johnson No. 1 section 11-15-24 drilling below 5900 feet in lime. Wingfield's Rogers No. 1 C-NW quarter SW quarter of section 11-15-24 rigging up with expectalions of spudding in over the week-end. First in Hcmpstcad The first wildcat for Hempstead county will be drilled by the Sylvester Brothers of New York city. Location is cenler of NW quarter of NW quarter of section 32-14-23, on land owned by A. J. Copeland. Location is being cleared and roads constructed with expectations of spudding some time next week; Crescent Drilling company of Monroe, La., has the drilling contract. A. C. Taylor, independent oil man of Texarkana, built the block consisting of several tracts. The test is about three miles northeast of the discovery well in the Midway AUSTRALIA: INVASION IMPERILS LAND OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS ® (Continued on page four) Australian Troops 3 Captured Amr. Troopi t i-fM scattered around the island, make Bran gun carriers, guns, warships, 200 planes a month Sheep Cattle Industry Air Base Naval Base AUSTRALIA 2,974,581 iq. mi. Ouachita Choir Here on Sunday Service at First Baptist Church at 10:50 a.m. Arrangements are being made lo seat a capacity audience Sunday morning at First Baptist church to hear the Ouachita College Symphonic Choir. Members and friends of the church arc urged to attend and enjoy this spiritual treat. Others who would not ordinarily attend elsewhere are especially invited also. The service opens at 10:50, with a congregational song service before the choir takes charge, and closes at 12 o clock. Oil and Gas Filings Lafayette Counly Feb. in, 1!)12 Prepared by Mrs. Eunice Triplet! Lewisville, Arkansas (Continued on Page Four) Royalty Deed: 1/9G Int., (10 royally acres), book T-7, page 311, dal- ed 2-2-42, recorded 2-19-42. J. A. Johnston and wife lo G. C. Hurst. NE'/ 4 of SE'/4 and NW'/i of SE'/ 4 less G acres in the NW corner of the NW'/i of SE'/i described as a tract 277 yards cast and west and 105 yards North and Soulh; NW'/4 of SW'/4 and a G acre tract in the NE'/ 4 of SW'/i, des. as beginning at the SE corner of the NE'A of SW'/i and running W. 277 yards, thence N. 105 yards, thence E. 277 yards, thence S. 105 yards to point of beginning, all in Sec. 2, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1/96 Int., (10 royalty acres), book T-7, page 312, dated 22-42, recorded 2-19-42. J. A. Johns- Ion and wife lo G. C. Hurst. (Same description as above). Royalty Deed: 1/96 Int., (10 royalty acres), book T-7, page 313, dated 22-42, recorded 2-19-42. J. A. Johnston and wife to G. C. Hurst. (Same description as above.) Royalty Deed: 1/96 Int. (10 royalty acres), book T-7, page 313, dated 22-42, recorded 2-19-42. J. A. Johnston and wife to G. C. Hurst. (Same description as above.) O. & G. Lease: 10 yr term, dated 2-12-42, filed 2-19-42, Henry Moore Jr. et al to A. C. Taylor. SW 1 /! of SE',4 of Sec. 14, Twp'A 15 S., Rge. 25 West. Royalty Assignment: dated 2-17-42, filed 2-19-42. B. C. Burns to First Federal Saving & Loan Ass'n., El Dorado, Ark. Grantee shall be the royalty ownor until ?2000 is paid cov- Ocring the SW'/i of Sec. 7, Twp IB S Rge. 22 West, and SE'/ 4 of Sec 1^' Twp. 16 S., Rge. 23 West. Royalty Deed: 1/640 Int., book T-7, page 315,, dated 2-42, recorded 2-19-42. Gilbert S. Johnson, Jr. cind wife to Wilton Harold Fair Trust No. 2 ct al. Soybean Tires May Be Next WASHINGTON-(/P)_Th'e soybean makes news again, this time as a pbs- sible substitute for rubber. Although the scienlists of Ihe U. S. Department of Agriculture say it "won't come day after tomorrow," they believe soybean meal can be transformed into rubber. First introduced into the United Stales as a food for livestock, it has since been developed into food rich in vitamin value for .human beings. Tons of soybeans have gone into plastics, and a material composed partly of synthetic wool was developed from the protein of the bean several years and SW'/i of NE'/i of Sec 10- N'/6 of Sec. 13; NVi of NE'/, of Sec 9, S'/, of NE'/ 4 and N% of SE'/, and NE>/4 of of Sec. 14; SW% and . SE'/ 4 of NW'/i of Sec. 11; SE'/i of Sec. 10; E'/ a of SE'/i of Sec. 16' W'/> and SVi of NE'/i of Sec. 9, all in Twp" 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 5/480 Int., book T-7, page 316 (5 royalty acres), dated 219-42, recorded 2-19-42. J. B. Jackson and wife to Hughes Machen. SVi of SV> of NEi/4, and NVi of NE'/j of SE'/i ° f Sec ' 16 ' Twp> 15 S " R ee. 23 West. Nevada County February 20, 1942 Prepared by Helen Hestcrly Royally Deed, filed 2-19-42, D L. McRae Jr., et ux to Carl Dal'rymple. SW, Sec. 34, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, filed 2-19-42, Carl Dalrymple ct ux to Marcus Justiss et al, W SE E SW, Sec. 35 Twp 12 Rge. 23. ' l ' ' Royalty Deed, filed 2-19-42, A. M. Miller et al to J. Warren Murphv, N NE, Sec. 17, Twp. 14, Rge. 22.' Royally Deed, filed 2-19-42, O. D. May el ux to J. Warren Murphy E NW NW, Sec. 16, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Warranty Deed, filed 2-19-42, Mrs. Ethel M. Bernis to School District No. 2, Bluff City, N',i EVi SE SE, Sec. 16, Twp. 12, Rge. 20. Royalty Deed, filed 2-i9-42, D. I,. (Continued on page Rationing of Power Denied Electric Power Shortage in State Vigorously Denied LITTLE ROCK -(#)- A dispatch from Washington, printed here Friday saying that "an impending power shortage may force almost immediate power rationing in Arkansas" was vigorously denied by officials of the Arkansas Power & Light Co. The dispatch quoted statistics concerning the supposed power shortage and said: "These and other stalistics were made public by Representative Clyde T. Ellis of Arkansas. They were given to him in a letter by Chairman G1ds of the Federal Power Commission. The Associated Press, which did , nol carry Ihe dispatch, reported that Representative Ellis said in Washington that he had received no letter from the Federal Power Commission forecasting power rationing for Arkansas. The message said it was assumed that the published report referred to letters in which the Federal Power Commission some time ago forecast power load requirements in Arkansas slightly above assured capacity and covering testimony given previously to the House Military Affairs Committee by other witnesses. The message said that no power rationing for Arkansas had been announced or officially predicted, however. No Blue Laws Here HONOLULU-Wi-As a compel^- .,...,. „ .„.,«.-,„ „,„,, tion for blackouts, Hie territorial rule nickname for tlie gals. against Sunday business has been abolished and stores may stay open tevcu days $ .week. U.S. Bombers Down 4 Planes Also Score Direct Hits on Seven Enemy Vessels Reporter Tells of His Escape AP Writer Has Hectic Trip, Singapore to Batavia By C. Ya(cs McDaniel BATAVIA — (R>)~ I escaped from partment announced Saturday" that Singapore February 13 aboard the last American bombers in a series of at- vessel to leave tlie burning fortress tacks on Japanese warships and trans- and reached Batavia during an air ports off the Netherlands East Indies raid alarm Saturday morning. island of Bali had shot down 4 Jap- In the 716 day journey I was aban- anese planes and scored direct hits doncd and cast upon an uninhabited on three enemy cruisers and four island, made my way through a storm transports, in a small launch to Sumatra, cross- j Four American planes were lost Pfl inn tcl^nrlc? n-im,»4 n tv, _..:i.i.. i 41 . . , *w^i., the communique said, detailing American participation in the continuing acton which largely was only par- Icially reported. In the Philippines there was heavy artillery firing in aBlaan Peninsula and Japanese siege guns resumed fire on Manila Bay fortifications concentrating on Fort Frank. Enemy planes made frequent flights over the Bataan lines, dropping incendiary bombs. Al leasl 10 heavy American bombers look part in fighting off Bali. Hope Is Nosed Out 26-25 by El Dorado After leading by a small margin throughout the game the Hope High School basketball tea mwas nosed out by El Dorado 26 to 25 in the last minute of play here Friday night. The game was close and hardfought all the way wilh Simms of Hope and McKnight of El Dorado outstanding. Twenty-six states have names of Indian origin. ed the islands mountainous wilds by truck, rail and pony carts and completed 1,200 round about miles safely through the Indian ocean baoard a destroyer. My pictures are probably spoiled and my camera ruined and I have nothing but a filthy pair of pants, borrowed shoes and shirt. But I am thankful lo be alive and am looking forward lo sleeping in a bed for the first time in eleven days. (McDaniel, AP Correspondent, was the firsl American reported to arrive in Singapore and the last to leave. This was the firsl direct word from him since February 12 when he sent in a dispatch from aboard a ship in Singapore Harbor which was under incessant air atlack). BATAVIA, N. E. I.-(/pj_c. Yales McDaniel, Associated Press correspondent who was the last American newspaperman to leave Singapore, arrived in Batavia Friday after a hazardous week-long trip in which his ship was bombed and sunk shortly after it sailed from the British base. He reached Batavia on a British warship after having traveled by lifeboat and native junk, trekked through the interior of northern Sumatra, and finally established contact with Dutch troops which in turn led the party to British forces stalioned in north Sumatra. The rest of the journey was made aboard the warship. And Now It's the Blitz Belles BALTIMORE—</P)—Meet the "Blitz Belles." It's the name—more formally, Baltimore Blilz Belles—soldiers gave lo several hundrbed women taking orders from Ihe Army's Aircraft Warning Service filler cenler here. Soldiers weren't content until they coined a Apothecaries sold sugar and spices in the 14th century. Cranium Crackers Long Division Some famous divisions and partitions clutter up history and modern times, but it will take more than mathematics to figure out these puzzlers. 1. How did the lion in Aesop's fable divide the game he and three other animals killed? 2. What natural boundary divides France from Spain? 3. What barrier was erected between the hero and the heroine of the novle and movie, "It Happened One Night," in their famous tourisl camp scene? . 4. What three countries partitioned Poland among themselves years before Hitler? 5. How did William Tell divide the apple placed on his sou's head? ou Couiic 9 Vessels Hit By U. S., Dutch Planes, Ships Battle in Shark- Infested Java Sea Rages Into Second Day By the Associated Press U. S. and Dutch warships, aided by dive bombers and fighting planes, smarshed back at Japan's invasion J hords in a flaming sea battle off Bali Saturday and by latest accounts al- i ready had blown up a Japanese cruiser and inflicted damaging blows on two other cruisers, two destroyers and » four transports. As the battle raged into the second day in the shark/infested Java sea dispatches from Batavia said it was potentially greater than the fight for Macassar Strait, scene of Japan's worst daval disaster of the war. U. S. cruisers and heavy bombers combined with Dutch cruisers arid destroyers under Ihe command of the Dutch Vice-Admiral Ccl Helfrich was reported blasting furiously at the invaders. The Netherlands Indies warships steaming out to battle must have seemed like a ghostly return of the legendary flying Dutchmen for Tokyo proclaimed on February 6 that the Dutch navy was practically wiped out. Claimed Dutch Fleet Sunk On that date a Tokyo communique said two Dutch cruisers weie sunk and a third comprising the "mam N.E.I. fleet" and a U. S. cruiser, were damaged in the fighting in tlie Java sea. This followed the bloody battle of Macassar Strait in which' estimates listed Japanese losses as high as 46 warships and transports. h Batavia dispatches said the Java" -sea, 'battle was' -tKfe>Hrsfr,, r Alliei? na^al offensive in the critical battle for the* Indies. One Allied destroyer was reported torpedoed and sunk. A bulletin from United Nations headquarters in Java said Allied, pjanes sunk a large Japanese transport and scored a series of direct hits on enemy cruisers arid destroyers. "One of the cruisers which received two .direct hits of heavy bbnibs seemed to be stationary and on fire," the communique said. ' Dispatches from Batavia said fight-., ing began shortly after midnight Friday in Lombok strait east of Bali and continued Saturday as the struggle for the last United Nation's stiong- hold in the Indies thundered to a climax. Seafs Take Enemy Toll Allied submarines and treacherous jral reefs were reported to be play- in ghavoc with Japanese landing parties. Bali, already infested by Japanese seaborne invasion hordes, lies across a mile wide strait from Java. A Dutch communique, heard in- Australia, said that three Japanese cruisers, a destroyer and three trans^ > ports damaged and another destroyer blown up in attacks off Bali. They did not specify whether this referred to Thursday's action or a later battle. Tokyo headquarters, giving its version, claimed a smashing victory against heavy odds in the 15-mile- wide strait of Bali and Lombok island. The Japanese command said two Dutch destroyers were sunk and a third damaged by two Japanese deV stroyers which then chased two Dutch cruisers three miles before two more Japanese destroyers rushed up and helped score torpedo hits on the fleeing cruisers. With the conflict surging ever closer to her shore Australia ordered all civilians to evacuate Darwin, twice bombed naval base on the north coast of the Commonwealth, and military authorities clamped strict control on the area. Authorities ordered no light shown at anytime of night in any building, apparently fearing that Japanese armies, freed from the Malayan campaign, might strike at any moment. Japanese bombers officially were declared to have destroyed 27 planes at an airfield 60 miles east o fBatavia, a communique said, with widespread destruction as well as fires caused to other military objectives. Domei, Japanese news agency, reported the Balavia raid wilhoul delails. * * Key to Scrap Situation MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va.-^-Residents of Moundsville believe they have hit on the key to all the salvage campaigns. Citizens are gathering up al Ithe discarded keys in town for scrap metal. -Tropical Wonders ZEBALLOS, B. C.— (/Pi— Commercial fishermen were surprised recently at bringing up many kinds of semi-tropical fish in their nets. They were believed to have been swept northward by strong ^al«.

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