T? ?ffr >r MI- -„ ,.i & World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press VOLUME 43 — NUMBER i u ^A B «<# Star Stor of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Prest JNEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise The Weather ARKANSAS — Little temperature change Wednesday night. nni/-t- c ^-A*. .^ PRICE OC COPY ^^^«^^_^ -..— - i ----- ^ i , ,, ,,,^,^„ — . ^^ < ^ ,. ....., . Ti^.m.j m=TT^|ju[jer cMierprisa ^\ss n * • »• ^* ^ ww \M>xyr i 2nd Midway Oil Producer • •AM ^ s ^ ^^ t^ t^ i^ "i)r W " W W •'x/W «5Kwntffled_ Craft Over los Ange/es, No Bombs Fall & -v< Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN Humor on the Ouachita u/hn k"~~k •il"'~ ' S Qn e . n , ter P risin 9 fellow from Dallas, Texas who has built up a considerable clientele in Hope by contract' '• * \ t 9 h nl V?\ ° ny f?u e free ° f cockroac hes for one dolla?a week ''A - f?f 9uy and intr oduce him to Al Rose who ~^— / 2ll2l falfa column in the Camden News ® On the Camden cockroach war front the situation, says Al, is this: "A local man said he knew a cafe that was noted for big cockroaches. It got so bad, hc said, _ that whenever hc ordered a piece I VnMffi|*A V 4«i of > )ic > hc always rapped the I 7nll\niiri \ sauccr wilh his fork ' If the roaches • I UI1,J|/VI I J ran out, he ate it. If nothing happened then he let the pie alone. The roaches were bound to still be in it. "We know that here in the News office we have .some roaches so big that they have started eating the rollers on our press. Every night they have a football game in the plant using rubber off the rollers for a football. They have their own cheering sections and you can sit back in the quiet of this office and almost tell what the score is." * * -K By WILLIS THORNTON They Have Forgotten Pearl Harbor Washington had his sunshine patriots and Lincoln his copperheads. Today we have a new and equally obnoxious breed—false front patriots. They erect with loud talk and a great fan-fare of activity a magnificient structure of patriotism. .But it falls •flat-with the first stiff breeze-because it has a false front. Specifically these big talkers and small doers noisily buy defense bonds and stamps one day and very quietly cash them the next. Obviously this sort of thing is about as helpful to our war effort as is Herman Goering. For instance, the Cleveland postof- fice reported defense stamp sales of 5274,093 one week but it gave back $75,900 to persons who did not wish to keep these stamps or trade them in on defense bonds. This was a net sell-out of Uncle Sam, General MacArthur, Admiral Nimitz, the thousands in front line fighting and the millions ] on the home front of 27 per cent. Japanese Admit 26 Transoorts " Sunk, Damaged Assert Allies ' Hove 1,000 Planes, 50 Submarines in Far Pacific TOKLO (/P)— Imperial Tokyo head' quarters said Wednesday that Japanese air raiders delivered a "mortal blow to British and Dutch nil-forces" by destroying 68 Allied warplanes, based in Java, Tuesday but a Navy spokesman said the United Nations / had more than 1,000 planes in the southwest Pacific. From 40 to 50 submarines were reported authoritatively to be operating against the Japanese shipping in the area. Imperial j)eadauarters .announced ' blows at both airdromes' "and sHip-' ping of Java. Raiders also scored hits on a light cruiser and two mcrchantships, the communique said. Doemi, Japanese news agency, said t the merchanships were identified as of the 3,000-ton class and the cruiser attacked was in the port at Batavia. Commander Itaru Tashiro of the naval press section acknowledged before the Central Cooperation council that 26 Japanese transports had been ' sunk or damaged in the southwest Pacific but said that of these 16 were being repaired and 6 already repaired. heavier loi-scs because the allies had I , more than 1,000 planes in that area and from 40 to 50 submarines based on Manila and Singapore. He said the Japanese Navy already was using Singapore as a base for operations extending into the Indian Hc said Japan had expected an even i n „ ., f '",' ~~," *"7 - Reports of such redemptions, some more and some less, come from other sections of the nation and piled up up to a total ?6,646,712 stamp redemptions in December. That is enough money to equip a fleet of flying fortresses and slap the Japs with a punch their honorable ancestors would hear. Some of these stamps undoubtedly were redeemed in bonds. Some persons were forced to cash them because they lost their jobs or suffered other financial jolts. Nevertheless, the percentage remains too high if we are going to do much about Pearl Harbor other than throw out our chests and predict dire things for the enemy. fiuch fair weather patriots not only defeat the purpose of the stamp pro- gtitiiv-to sharpen the ax for the axis- hut they cost the Treasury Department money because stamps turned hack must be canceled. Thus a tremendous amount of printing and paper goes down the river. Furthermore, the redeemers are tossing away the very investment in the world. Possibly the Treasury may do something about it. It would be a far bel- ter thing, however, if we all would resolve to build and perpetuate our patriotism on solid ground, and issue a sort of mural building code outlawing false fronts. Aussies Attack Rabaul, Timor Shipping in Dili Harbor Believed Object of Raid CANBERRA, Australia —(/P)- Australian bombers striking at the encroaching rim of Japanese lodgements --in islands 400 to 500 miles north arid northwest of Australia attacked both Rabaul and Timor Tuesday night, the Royal All-force command announced Wednesday. The attack on Timor followed the observation of large Japanese naval forces in the vicinity of Dili, capital of the Northern Portugese Timor, and it was reported that Japanese transports in Dili harbor were burning. Wednesday's communique said the -attacks were carried out under aood . „„ , . weather conditions and that good re- . Mr ^ lvln ^"' 5 , 5 . former > suits were obtained, but did not. mon- " . . Hop ?' dled _ al . hls homc '" Ex-Hope Resident Dies at Tulsa, Okla. M ° lvin A11n> 55 ' fo '™er resident suits were obtained, but did not mention any ships being bombed. Dili, about 450 miles northwest of severely bombed Darwin, had been ^ccupicd by Allied forces until the Japanese launched an invasion. While Japanese bombers struck at vital Port Moresby on the south shore of New Guinea, less than 400 miles from Cape York, bombed Tuesday, a large force of Australian bombers .again attacked Rabaul, to the east, where buildings, aircraft and guns were blasted and fires caused. One Australian plane was reported lost. They're Broadminded in Tennessee KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-(/P)~A jury was asked by the defense attorney if any member held any prejudice which would prevent giving his client justice. "I have no prejudice against anyone—except Hitler," replied Juror Philip Jones. He was accepted. Okla., last Monday, it was learned here Wednesday. Born and raised here, he moved to Tulsa about 22 years ago where hc was identified with the oil and banking business. He was well known here and has many relatives in Hope. — -^^» Cotton Sources Believe Craft Was an Enemy Blimp Whole Coast Is Blacked Out; Army Declines to Comment LOS ANGELES -(/I 1 )— Anti-aircraft guns fired round after round of ammunition and tracer bullets at an unidentified object which moved slowly down the coast from Santa Monica ,-inrl di.svippe.ircd south of the rich Signal Hill oil fields early Wednesday. The Army officially declined to comment but speculation rose that an enemy blimp might have passed over the area. This was based on the fact that the object required 30 minutes to travel some 20 to 25 miles—far slower than an airplane. An official source which declined to be quoted directly told the Associated Press that U. S. Army planer quickly went into action. However, just before dawn another army official said no U. S. planes had gone in pursuit because of the danger from anti-aircraft fire. He said gunners reported seeing an unidentified plane. No Bombs Dropped No bombs were dropped. The all-clear sounded at 9:10 a. m CWT. Mrs. H. G. Landis telephoned the police that fragments of metal fell about her home and a chunk of something dug a hole in her backyard. Gun -.experts said it .was from antiaircraft guns. Police at Venice, 14 miles west on the coast, arrested three Japanese for investigation. They were reported to be sending flashlight signals from the pier. A newspaperman at San Pedro said planes passed over the Los Angeles- Long Beach harbor area. The crafts were not identified. There were no reports of any attempt to bomb this area from the air, although many war-vital factories and oil installations, and shipyards are on the route the object followed. Object 8,000 Feet High All action clearly spotlighted was just a few miles west of Los Angeles proper. Observers said the object appeared to be 8,000 feet or higher. Firing was first heard shortly after 3 a. m. and ceased suddenly at 3:30 a. m. after the object disappeared. Guns fired steadily for two minutes periods, were silent for about 45 seconds and continued the routine nearly half an hour. All of California from San Joaquin valley to the Mexican border was blackcd-out. Las Angeles doused its lights first at 2:25 a. m. and San Diego followed. Unofficial sources said the army officials at Riverside, 40 miles east of Los Angeles, ordered the blackout. It came 32 hours after a submarine fired 25 sharp nose shells at the Ellwood ideland Oil field during President Roosevelt's war address to the nation on Monday night. *4 Custom Dropped The British royal family dropped (lie custom of having the poet laureate write birthday odes in the 18th century because many of the poems were so bad. Dutch Report Sinking of 3 Jap Transports .Enemy Planes Active Softening Up Java for Expected invasion BANDOENG, Java -(/P)_ Three large Japanese transports, part of a concentration possibly massing for an expected direct invasion on Java, have been .sunk by Allied bomber planes off Macassar, enemy-held port in southwest Celebes, within 400 miles of Java's eastern lip, the Dutch Indies command reported Wednesday. At the same time Japanese planes concentrated their attacks on this fortified island airdrome—the sixth day in succession that (he Japanese have fol-> lowed the pattern of softening Allied air defenses before they launch full- scale invasion attempt. Allied planes raided airdromes near Palembang, Japanese city in southern Sumatra and set three enemy planes afire, it was announced. • Japanese fliers continued reconan- isance operations and raids on defense airports, obviously in preparation for attacks which the Dutch expect soon against both ends of Java and probably from the north also. Sixteen planes in formation which raided the harbor of Tandjongprick and the harbor of Batavia were broken up, a communique said and losses were reported small. "Nearly., all bombs were dropped in Die water"," the communique said. The same aircraft attacked airdromes near Batavia and burned several small drums of gasoline. Attacks against naval objectives near Sosrabaja, the United Nations fleet base and on the airdrome near Bandoeng, headquarters of the United Nations Pacific command asserted, caused slight damage. The communique said one Japanese fighter and one Japanese bomber were definitely shot down and that the toll probably was three fighters and five bombers. U. S. Forces in Trinidad U. S. Downs 2 Planes WASHINGTON-(/P)-The War Department announced Wednesday that seven American pursuit planes intercepted a formation of nine Japanese bombers protected by 14 Japanese fighting planes over Java, turning back the enemy craft and shooting down one Japanese bomber and one fighting plane. In the Philippines the department communique said groups of General Douglas MacArtlmr's forces were uniformly successful 'in aggressive local actions as sharp encounters occurred all along the line. Hope Boy to Soon Get Air Corps Commission Frank B. Robison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland B. .Robison of Hope Route four, aviation cadet at Cimarron Field, Oklahoma, will soon complete a ten weeks primary training course. Upon completion he will be sent to Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, Texas, where he will complete a 30 week course and receive a second lieutenant's commission i nthe air corps. The tost picture of U. S. forces in Trinidad, British possession in the West Indies ^af to^thJ? 3S5E- of the Caribbean and the Panama Canal Zone, made on ai tef*^At^«U^rt^^M£»£ command. Approved by censors, photo above shows U. S. soldiers marching down the compa?iy street-aftt. army camp in Trinidad. Below, officers whose concern* the defense of the Caribbean and Sanama Canal confer m Tnnidad. Left to right are; Maj. General Wm. E. Shedd, in command of ti^Fanama SKrSSr- Command; Maj Gen. Henry C. Phatt, commander o£ Trinidad sector and Lt. General Frank M? A^wTbom^ niander of the Canbbeau command. These photos were approved by U. S. censor. Andrews, com. Where Jap Sub Shelled Coast By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS March ... May July .... October December January NEW YORK March May July October December January Middling spot 20.06. Close 18.32 18.50 18.GO 18.78 18.83 ... 18.86 . 18.31 . 18.46 . 18.56 . 18.60 . 18.66 . 18.68 Fire Supposedly Directed at Oil Refineries In .. Heart of Crude San Nicolas Oil Center The aoove map illustrates the relative distances from poio Jap attack a t Goleta fc> heavily industrialized areas of Los Angeles San Diego. Norwegian Ship Torpedoed,Sunk Six Survivors Arrived at Baltimore Over Week-End BALTIMORE—tfP)—Six men, the only known survivors of the torpedoed Norwegian freight blink, whose sinking was announced by the Navy department, Wednesday told of their 66 hours of fighting for life in a swamped lifeboat in shark-infested seas. The 2,070 ton freighter was torpedoed without warning with probable loss of 24 lives. The chief engineer and firemen of the ship are believed to have been killed when two torpedoes exploded in the engine room. Two other survivors on a life raft, watched 17 other crewmales go mad of thirst and exposure; their bodies thrown or washed overboard. The six men were brought to Baltimore on an unidentified boat last week. O Jules Verne From its title, many people erroneously believe that Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" implies that depth. The book's title an dstory really deal with a trip 20,000 leagues in distance through the sea. Cranium Crackers Save Scrap Every American must do his bit to push our war effort by saving .scrap metal for defense industries. Can you iron out these difficulties? 1. What metal is used to harden steel? 2.Does West Virginia, Missouri or Arizona produce the most lead and zinc? 3. Which is the hardest, diamonds, iron or lignite? 4. Is bauxite used in the production of aluminum, brass or cardboard? 5. The war has cut off imports of tin from what Pacific Islands? Nmne the South American country which also produces much tin. Answers on Comic Page Tire Theft Ring Broken Up Man, Boy Held by Howard County Sheriff NASHVILLE, Ark.-(/P)-Sheriff J. Floyd said Wednesday that a fairly widespread tire stealing enlerprize had been broken up with the arrest of a boy and a man, who acknowledged thefts at DeQueen, Stamps, Lewisville, and Idabel, Okla. Floyd said one was a 16 year old Texarkana youth and the other was listed as Homer Rayhill, 21, of Washington, Ind. Sheriff Floyd said they acknowledged taking 10 spare wheels plus the tires in the vicinity of Stamps and Lcwisvillc and that they took 16 at DeQueen and 14 at Idabel. It was said that a Texas filing station operator accused of being their fence was arrested. The FBI is investigating. Negro, Injured in Fight, Dies Police Arrest Tyree Williams on Murder Charge Jeff Cooper, 34-year-old negro, died here Tuesday night of injuries suffered in a fight last Saturday night at a negro house on north Laurel street. Police arrested Tyree Williams, ne- gro, who they said admitted hitting Cooper with a club in a fight at the former's home. The fight occurred about midnight Saturday night. Police were not notified of the fight until Cooper died at his home about 9 o'clock Tuesday night. An investigation led to the arrest of Williams who was jailed on a murder charge. Williams was turned over to the Hempstead county sheriff Wednesday Oil and Gas Filings Hempstead County Prepared by Jewelle Bartlctt February 25, 1942 Quitclaim Deed. Dated 2-19-42. Filed 2-24-42. C. C. Stuart, et ux to Floyd Dixon. All of Block 22, Washington, Arkansas. Warranty Deed. Dated 2-23-42. Filed 2-24-42. Mai-ion W. Rouse io Floyd Coopwood. N% NE',4 Sec. 33 T. 9 S. R. 23 W. 80 acres. O. & G. Lease. Dated 2-H-42. Filed 2-24-42. Mrs. M. E. Roberts to A C Taylor. SE'Xi NW',4 Sec. 33 T. 13 S R W.; NE J .i NE'/i Sec. 5 T. 14 S. R 24 W. 80 acres. (10 years). O. & G. Lease. Dated 2-11-42. Filed 2-24-42. Mrs. M. E. Roberts, et al to A. C. Taylor. WVi SWV4; SEVi SW'/i Sec. 33 T. 13 S. R. 24 W. 120 acres. (10 years). O. &; G. Lease. Dated 2-11-42. Filed 2-24-42. J. H. Wyatt to George Sutton. NWVi NE% Sec. 35 T. 14 S. R. 25 W. 40 acres (10 years). Royalty Deed. Dated 2-21-42. Filed 2-24-42. J. T. Beavers to Dr. J. G. Martindalc. NVu SE% Sec. 17 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. 5 rayolty acres. O. & G. Lease. Dated Filed 2-24-42. Thyrza A. Munn to Gene Goff. NE'/i; N% SE ] /j; S% NW% Sec. 029; E% SEV 4 ; SEft SWV 4 ; SWVi SEV 4 Sec. 20; SM> SW>/ 4 Sec. 21; SWV 4 NEV 4 Sec. 28 all in T. 13 S. R. 25 W. 600 acres. (10 years). 0. & G. Lease. Dated 2-21-42. Filed 2-24-42. F, E. Wheelington to G. G Stanford. SE'/ 4 NW'/ 4 Sec. 33 T. S. R 23 W. 40 acres. (10 years). O. & G. Lease. Dated 2-19-42. Filed 2-24-42. Partree Lumber Co. to Hunt Oil Co. E'/2 SE'/ 4 Sec. 33 T. 14 S R 23 W. NW% NWV 4 Sec. 27 T. 14 s' R. 23 W. 120 acres. (10 years). O. & G. Lease. Dated 2-21-42. Filed 2-24-42. Frank R. Stanley, et al to J B. Zick. NEVi NE% Sec. 29 T 14 s' R. 23 W. 40 acres (10 years). O. &. G. Lease. Dated 2-21-42. Filed 2-24-42. S. R. Bailey, et al to J. B Warmack. E% SEV 4 Sec. 33 T 14 S R. 23 W. 80 acres (10 years). Subordination of Mtg. to O. & G Lease. Dated 2-21-42. Filed 2-24-42 Louie Pelt, et al to Hunt Oil Co. NEV4 NE'/ 4 Sec. 29 T. 14 S. R. 23 W. 40 acres. Assignment of O. & G. Lease. Dated 2-24-42. Filed 2-24-42. J. B. Warmack to J. B. Zick. EVa SE>/4 Sec. 33 T 14 S. R. 23 W. (Continued on page four) Dobson No. 2 . . i Brought In; Test Thursday Whole Section Ex- ' cited Over Showing of Roberts Bond No. 1 Offset STAMPS-(By Special Correspondent)—Barnsdall's Dobson No. 2 came '<• in as the second producer of the Mid- »' way oil field, reports from the area announced Wednesday. Location is in section 10-15-24 and is a direct north offset to the discovery well of the field. The casing was per-- forated with 200 shots at between 6450' and 6500 feet. The well is now flowing salt water and crude oil, the report said. There will be no official guage until sometime Thursday. The same company set casing at its Dobson No. 1, section 11-15-24 at a total depth of 6521 feet. The Arkansas Fuel Oil company's > Creek No. 1, section 10-15-24 is now perforating at 6494 feet. It is due to'} come in soon. The Roberts Bond No. 1, duect east"* offset, is causing considerable excitement and looks even better than other' oYrf^et^. Saturation was reportedly o topped at 6338 feet, some 100 feet high-" er than the north and west offsets, i' The casing on the well is running to *' 6501 feet. It is located in section/ 11-15-24. r) $ Magnolia's Johnson No. 1, northeastr offset in section .11-15-25 looks very, unfavorable. Operators,. topped. ' ' 'sattu-atioti r at' : 653 fyt e<£*' Tuegdl encountered salt water'and are down to await further. orders. Other activities included: Barnsdall: Bond No. 2—section 11-15-24, drilling at 5124 feet, Bond Np. 3—section 11-15-24, drilling at 6363 feet. Bond No. 4—section 11-15-24, drilling at 5249 feet. Beck No. 1—section 14-15-24, drilling at 5183 feet. FrankeJ's Bums No. 1, section 1015-24, drilling at 6425 feet. Rutherford's Stamps Land Co. No, 1', section 3-15-24, drilling at 6180 feet, Wingfield Rogers No. 1 11-15-24, and waiting further orders. tj*'J Extra Civilian Police Needed Group Properly Armed, Trained in Law Enforcement In many communities, volunteeis— men and women—are needed to aid the regular police force in perfoun- ance of its duties. The number necessary is determined by the Chief of Police. Police functions in which volunteers assist include: (1) Enfoi cement of emergency restrictions on lighting and prohibitions on trespassing; (2) guarding of docks, bridges, and factories to prevent sabotage; (3) traffic duty to facilitate movement of es^ sential vehicles; (4) prevention of looting of partially demolished shop? and homes; (5) assistance to air-raid protection services before, duimg, and after a raid. Auxiliary Police are propeily aimed, an didentified by police shields and brassards. 4* 1 ' ii *•< ^ ;j ;1 'i ^ 1 i Bond Denied Miller, Gulp Court Denies Move by Civil Liberties Violators KANSAS CITY—(#•)—The Eighth court of appeals denied bon sdWe.h court of appeals denied bonds Wednesday to C. C. Culp and Jim Miller, Crittenden county, pending their appeals from convictions on charges of violating the civil liberties law. Culp, former deputy sheriff and Miller, once trustee in the Crittenden county jail, were convicted last January and sentenced to two years each in prison. The application for bond was opposed by Prosecuting Attorney Loon Catlett.
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