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, World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press MM^WMHIB Hope /OLUME 43 — NUMBER 116 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January IS, 1929, Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Little temperature change in west and central portions, slightly colder in the extreme east portion Friday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—A/ -Means Newspaper Enterprise A«s*n PRICE 5c COf'V Producer for Midway I _ __ . O Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor • -ALEX. H. WASHBURN The Quotation Is Hot But the Man Is Cold °A our en sraving trade friends sends us a monograph " ' , A entitled Americans. OPA Action to 'Curb High Rent , in Boom Areas Cities, Towns to Be Put on ^ 60-Day Notice to Lower Rents WASHINGTON— in')— Price Administrator Leon Henderson within a few days will Uiko firm action to curb ^inflationary rentals in war boom cities and towns housing upwards of 7 million persons ,it was learned Friday. The office of price administration will designate officially the first group '". of defense rental areas with recom- 'Vmendations of the ceiling to be applied and with the boundaries of each area defined by local maps. The designations will put communities on a 60-day notice to reduce rents to the recommended levels. If accomplished by state or local action OPA may move in with the power conferred in the price control bill to enforce lower rentals. Areas were not indicated but it was believed it included more than a dozen. • Rent surveys were conducted It's worth quoting at this time: "Let every man honor and love the land of his birth and the race from which he springs and keep their memory green. It is a pious and honorable duty. . . . But let us have done with British-Amer- itjans and Irish-Americans and German-Americans, and so on, and all be Americans. ... If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to bo something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description." • The meaning is admirable, but the authorship rather ruins the piece for me. The man who wrote it was the late Henry Cabot Lodge, senator from Massachusetts, arch-foe of Woodrow Wilson, and who defeated American participation in the League of Nations, thereby making World War No. 2 inevitable. All you have to do to understand why the world is at war today is to recollect what Wilson told America in 1920, and what Henry Cabot Lodge replied. Wilson did not take the United States into World War No. 1 voluntarily. War simply caught up with us. ... After the Armistice, the debate over the League of Nations began. President Wilson saw the need of a strong central hand in Europe He preferred that strong hand to be the communal hand of many nations banded together in the League. But Senator Lodge thought, now that the war was over, the nations would return to their old status, and America once more could be "free of foreign entanglements." Lodge thought America could be iso- Ship Survivors * Reach Safety Third Vessel Afire 9 Sighted Off New Jersey Coast GEORGETOWN, British Guinea(/P)—Survivors from two ships tor- ,%pedoed and sunk in the western Atlantic were brought to this port within the last 24 hours. Identities of the two ships were not disclosed immediately. The first group of survivors said a single torpedo broke their vessel in two and two of il'the crew were killed. Ship Afire Sighted BELMAR, N. J. —(/I 1 )—A ship afire was sighted about 5 miles offshore early Friday and coast guard vessels both New York and New Jersey lationist again ..filter 1918, just as she had been for a century and a half. He thought, now that the war was over, Europe once more could be managed by England and France. But Lodge knew not men or nations. France, that had called to America for help once before and gotten it, went along in the years following 1918 apparently assuming she need no longer look after herself. So today there is war. France is a slave nation. And we ourselves are, in this llth hour, at war. All because of a Boston gent with a cultured tongue and a gift for making phrases he himself didn't believe. I do not say Henry Cabot Lodge didn't love his country. He did. But there is a question whether he loved his country as much as he hated Woodrow Wilson—a hatred which led L9dge to attack the League of Nations in the 1920 debate, even though Lodge himself was on record in earlier years as saying that only such a League could insure the world against terrible and constantly recurring wars. The people listened to Wilson and to Lodge in that 1920 debate—and the people picked the wrong one. And that's why we are at war to• , day. For the world is at war because stations put out to the rescue. Thous- Europe had to have a strong hand, ands of residents on the coast saw the andi thcre boing no L eaguo of Na _ dictator Allied Bombers Rain New Blows on Jap Armada Port Blair, Stepping Stone to India, Ceylon, Blasted by Japs By (lie Associated Press Allied warplanos rajned new blows upon Japanese invasion armada off Bangka Island Friday amid indications that the badly mauled enemy was awaiting reinforcements before ricking a climatic assault against Java, heart of the Indies. Bangka lies off the cast coast of lower Sumatra, 270 miles north of Batavia. Far to the northwest the Japanese sent an aerial feeler attack against Port Blair in the Andaman Island in the Indian ocean, 350 miles southwest of Rangoon, Burma. Three Japanese planes bombed and machine-gunned the port Tuesday and Thursday, executing Japan's farthcr- est thrust to the west since the war began. Two civilians were killed and five were wounded. Tho strategic island is important as a base for y possible invasion of Ceylon or India. Hard hit by shipping and plane losses the Japanese made no claim of tightening the siege of Java, heart of the Indies, where it was disclosed that "many thousands" of American, British and Australian troops grimly and with some eagerness were awaiting the invaders. "Fight like wildcats and fight like hell" was the official slogan. A bulletin from NEI headquarters said there had been a noticeable slackening in the Japanese air assault during the past few days and it was apparent that the arrival of canon- blasting American flying fortresses and other planes at least tempered the Japanese superiority in the skies. Besides pounding the Japanese ships off Bangka Island bombers also delivered violent attacks on military targets near Japanese-held Palembang in lower Sumatra, starting big fires. The Australian airforce struck anew at Japanese occupied Rabaul, New Britain Island setting fires to wharves, shipping, installations and airdromes. A Dutch communique said 9 Japanese bombers raided the Allied naval base at Sberabaja in western Java but declared "our fighters soon drove the enemy away and all bombs fell in the sea." Reds Open New Drives at Both Ends of Front Russian Cavalrymen Reported Only 72 Miles From Latvian Frontier By the Associated Press Russia's armies opened fierce new attacks at both ends of the 1200 mile front Friday lashing out from long- besieged Leningrad in the north and on the Crimea Peninsula in the south while Stockholm dispatches said Soviet cavalrymen advanced to within 72 miles of the Latvian border. Heavy battles were reported raging around Novgorod, key German base on Lake Ilman, 100 miles southeast of Leningrad. A bulletin from Red army headquarters said the Russians, apparently striking to divert Nazi reserves from going to the relief of 90,000 Germans reported trapped .south of Lake Ilman in the Staraya-Russa sector, destroyed 11 block houses and 30 gun emplacements and dugouts and killed 2,500 Germans in a 3-day battle. Adolf Hitler's field headquarters acknowledged that the Russians were attacking fiercely on the Sevastopol and Kerch fronts in the Crimea but asserted that German and Rumanian troops repulsed them with heavy losses. Advices from Stockholm said the Red calvary had reached the vicinity of Sustjevo, railway village in a drive to the Latvian border, ? thrust im- j periling the flank of the German armies before Leningrad. British Tommies in U. S. t t ' British Tommies, the first to be stationed in the United States in World War II, drink"wHhTs T at the post canteen somewhere in New York mctroplitan area. blazing ships which appeared to be a tanker. Although some ten coast guard vessels were dispatched to the scene the /IWhircl Naval District said when they released the story that it had received no information on name, or type of the craft or the extent of damage. > Says French Reject D^nands of Leahy LONDON—(/I';—The German controlled Paris radio said Friday "it jhad been confirmed" that Admiral ' William D. Leahy, U. S. ambassador to Vichy, has demanded that all movements of the French fleet should receive prior authority from the U. S. The Vichy government, the radio said, has ^demand." rejected "this intolerable Farm Production Department of Agriculture estimates show that 89 per cent of the national farm income is earned by half the ..farms. Cranium Crackers Sugary Facts You probably will be carrying a sugar ration card before many months, so see what you know about the sweet business. 1. Give the reason why sugar will be rationed. 2. What docs the expression "sweeten the kitty" mean? j 3. From what two plants is most sugar refined? Name two states which are important producers of those plants. 4. The United States once went to war to win independence for an important sugar producing > country. Name the nation. 5. What products often ace substituted for sugar. Answers on Comic Page tions, Europe got y diclalor instead. And whenever the world is at war we w'll be in it—for we are rich and powerful, and any nation with something to lose has no chance whatever to escape the fight. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON What Is a Hoarder? A hoarder is a person who wants to have an edge over his fellow citizens to the extent of having an abundant supply of things on hand where thcre are not sufficient stocks available to supply all his neighbors during a wartime emergency. That is the definition given by a group of New York merchants advertising against hoarding "in the interest of intelligent buying and patriotic behavior." It's a pretty good definition. The boys crouching in the muddy foxholes of Bataan could probably say it with more force and color, but it's still just as damning as it is dignified. Are you a hoarder? Are you buying up sugar so you'll have an "edge" over that mother whose son died at Pearl Harbor? Are you a hoarder? Are you grabbing girdles off department store counters, because you fear a shortage and want to make sure you have yours, even if there's none left a month from now for thai pretty girl down the street whose husband flew for MacArthur? If you hoard, remember you are able to over-buy only because (1) you have enough money; (2) your selfish desires overcome our patriotic impulses. By hoarding you take advantage of your neighbor, your country—and yourself. Hoarding begets more hoarding. If ycu foresee a shortage of pants or peanuts, the one sure method of aggravating that potential shortage and bringing rationing is to rush all over (Continued on Page Six) By the Associated Press Japanese warplancs were reported Friday to have attacked Indian territory for the first time, twice bombing and machinegunning the Andaman Island in the Bay of Bengal, 350 miles southwest of Rangoon, on a vital United Nations supply route to China, Russia and the Far Pacific. Fulton Soldier Is Officer Candidate Private First Class (Specialist Fourth Class) Jesse Lawton Walters, son of Mrs. J. C. Walters, Fulton, was one of the two soldiers selected by a board of Officers at Fort Riley, Kansas, to attend the Officer's Candidate School of the Armored Force at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He reported at Fort Knox, February 22, for the course of training and will graduate May 24, and be commissioned second lieutenant, if required grades are achieved. Private Walters was inducted into the service June 27, 1941, and since that time has been stationed at Fort Riley, Kans. For the past six months his duties have been a clerk at the office of the Provost Marshal, Cavalry Replacement Training Center, Fort Riley, Kans. Ghost Towns Turkish tax collectors found nearly 300 abandoned villages in Asiatic Turkey, east of Aleppo. Most of these deserted towns were being overrun by wolves. O/7 and Gas Filings Hempstead County February 27, 1942 Prepared by Jcwelle Biirtlctl Warranty Deed, dated 11-22-41, filed 2-2(1-42, 15 acres. Albert A. Jones to Sid Flowers. Pt. W% NE'/i SW/ 4 Sec. 2, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 25 W. O. &G. Lease, dated 2-13-42, filed 2-26-42, 144 acres, 10 years. Dora E. Campbell, et al to H. H. McKenzic. E'A SE'/i; SW>/4 SEW, S 12 acres of the E 28 acres of the NW/4 SE'/i; S 12 acres nf the E'/a SE'/-i SW/4 Sec. 28, Twp. 12 S., Rge. 23 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-19-42, filed 2-2G-42, 13 1/3 acres, 10 years. J. T. Beavers, et ux to C. H. Sutlon. N 10 acres of the NW'/i SEVi Sec. 20, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W; W 3-1/3 acres of the W pt. of the SE'/i NE'/i Sec. 20, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 24 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 2-16-42, filed 2-27-42, 80 acres, 10 years. J. W. Newsum to Don C. Matthews. SW/i NW'/i NW/4 SW'/4 Sec. 20, Twp. 13 S., Rge. 24 W. Assignment of O. & G. Lease, dated 2-16-42, filed 2-27-42, 80 acres. Don C. Matthews, et ux to Sunray Oil Company. SW'4 NW/ 4 ; NW'/i SWA Sec. 20 Twp. 13 S., Rge. 24 W. Ratification of O. & G. Lease, dated 2-16-42, filed 2-27-42, 80 acres. W. A. Gray, et ux to Don C. Matthews. SW/4 NW/ 4 ; NW/4 SW/4 Sec. 20 Twp. 13 S., Rge. 24 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 2-11-42, filed 2-27-42, 26-2/3 acres, 10 years. Jerry Turner, et ux to Don C. Matthews. Pt. Wte NW'/i Sec. 36, Twp. 13 S., Rge. 25 W. Assignment of O. & G. Lease, dated 2-1G-42, filed 2-27-42, 26 2/3 acres. Don C. Matthews, ct ux to Sunray Oil Company. Pt. W'.i NWVi Sec. 36, Twp. 3 S., Rge. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 11-22-41, filed 2-27-42. Lloyd Spencer, et ux to Jno. C. Powers. E'/s SW'/i Sec. 32, Twp. 12 S., Rge. 25 W. Royalty Deed, dated 2-11-41, filed 2-27-42, 160 acres, 1/16 Int.- R. H. Tunstall, et ux to J. B. Zick. SVi NEVj; E% SW/4 Sec. 27, Twp. 13 ST., Rge. 24 W. ® Quitclaim Deed, dated 11-13-41, filed 2-27-42. Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. to U. S. A. W/2 NW'/i; E'/ 2 NW/i Sec. 3G; NE'A Sec. 36; S'A NE'A Sec. 35; S'/i NE'/i Sec. 25 all in Twp. 11, Rge. 25 W.; N'A SW'/i; SW'/i NW'/i Sec. 31; E'/a Sec. 31; N'/a SW'/i; S'/4 NW"/i Sec. 32; E'/ 2 Sec. 32; SE'/i Sec. 33 all in Twp. 11 S., Rge. 24 W. Lafayette County Feb. 25, 1!)42 Prepared by Eunice Triplet! Lewisville, Arkansas Mineral Deed: 3/128 Int., <7'/a royally acres), dated 2-12-42, filed 225-42. L. G. Stubbs and wife to Hazel M. Schwab. N'/fe of Sec. 18, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Mineral Deed: 3/64 Int., (15 royalty acres), dated 2-12-42, filed 2-25-42. L. G. Stubbs and wife to R. O. Snow. NVa of Sec. 18, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Mineral Deed: 5/64 Int., (25 royalty acres), dated 2-12-42, filed 2-25-42. L. G. Stubbs and wife to R. O. Snow. Su of West. sec. 7, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 Mineral Deed: 3/128 Int.. (7V'2 royalty acres), dated 2-12-42, filed 2-2542. L. G. Stubbs and wife to Hazel M. Schwab. S'/a of Sec. 7, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Royally Deed: I'/ 4 G4 Int., (10 royalty acres), dated 2-25-42, filed 2-25-42, O. B. Horton and wife to Byron Nelson. £'/•; of SE'/i of Sec. 5, Twp. 15 S'., Rge. 23 West. Royalty Deed: 2,1872 Int., (2 royalty acres), dated 2-12-42, filed 2-25-42, George Noland and wife to P. M. Ivor- son. SE 1 /] of NW'/i, SW/4 of NE'/4, and the Frl. north 27 acres of the SE'/i of NE'/i. NEli of SW'/i, and NWVi of SE'/i, all in Sec. 20, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West; also the NWV 4 of NW/4 and 13 acres off the East side of the Rs;e. 23 West. Mineral Deed: 1 160 Int., dated 29-42, filed 2-25-42. R. S. Randolph and wife to Florence M. Adams. of Sec. 18, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. (Continued on Page Six) Allies Mapping Out Offensive Representatives , Meet With Australian Group MELBOURNE, Australia(/P)— The greatest war planning conference ever held in Australia convened Friday with the Commonwealth council, meeting in a secret session with high advisors from the Allied nations to shape a new offensive strategy based on the. possibilit yof an imminent Japanese attack on this continent. Laid before the meeting was a plan on which Australia and Allied strategists have been working for days—a plan for ultimate heavy offensive stroke as well as the guarding of the Australian shores. Even as the council met forces of the invader poised on outlaying Austral- fpn territory—the islands of New Guinea and New Britain. Australian airmen continued their blows at the massing Japanese, raiding captured New Britain port at Rabaul Thursday night, dive bombing ships, buildings and airdromes. The Melbourne Herald said the council tanks would continue over tlie week-end but predicted a quick decision. It reported that the government' declined to accept the view of some observers that Japanese were more likely to concentrate on their thrust into Burma than to strike at Australia as soon as the Netherlands East Indies could be subdued. The Herald added that "unfortunately information here shows that continued resistance on Java cannot long be expected." RotariansSee Farm Picture Linus Walker, Club Treasurer, Called by Army Hope Rotary club at its luncheon meeting Friday noon in First Christian church saw still and moving color pictures of the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station presented by George W. Ware, assistant director in charge of the local station. The club learned Friday that Linus Walker, club treasurer, who is proprietor of the Davis Tourist court just east of town on U. S. 67, has been called up for active service by the Army. Mr. Walker, 51, is a captain in the Infantry Reserve. He will take his medical examination next week. The Rotarians gave Mr. Walker a vote of thanks fo_r his service as treasurer during the past year. Showdown Near on Labor Law Vote on 40- Hour- Week Repealer Is Delayed WASHINGTON —(£>)- After a bitter debate, the house Thursday postponed until Friday a show-down vote on a proposal to suspend for duration of the war federal laws calling for a 40-hour week and extra pay for overtime. The author of the plan, Representative Smith (Dem., Va.), raked "arbitrary labor leaders" who, he said were calling strikes 'tor silly reasons," Representative McCormack of Massachusetts, the Democratic leader, accused Smith of fostering "anti-labor" legislation which would undo the gains of many years. The Smith proposal was offered as an amendment to a measure expanding the government's war powers. The decision to quit for the day, after an earlier announcement of intention Frank Hill to Run for Sheriff Present County Clerk Announces Candidacy Friday Frank J. Hill, present clerk of Hempstead county, Friday pulled his name from the list of prospective candidates in the Hempstead election, by announcing as a candidate for sheriff and collector. Mr. Hill issued the following statement to the citizens and voters of Hempstead county: "It is with great pleasure that I announce to you my candidacy for Sheriff and Collector of Hempstead county. Most of you who read this know me personally, and have had some business or social relationship with me in the past few years while I served in the County AAA Office (Cotton office) for four years, at which time, you, the people, chose to give me a better job—that of County and Pro- Arkansas Fuel Oil Co. Extends . Fie Id to West Creek No. 1 Completed Friday; Official Gauge Unavailable Yet By Special Correspondent ^ STAMPS — The third producer for --,,* the new Midway oil field/extending *, A the proven area west from the dis-'' covery well, was brought in Friday J when Arkansas Fuel Oil company • .$,completed its Creek No. 1 test in 10- ^ •? I 15-24, LaFayette county. ' \« The well, west over the section fy line from Barnsdall Oil company's ,*i] discovery test, is flowing into tanks '"^'I 1 after perforation at between 6,420 and f'J 6,450 feet with 124 shot. ^f; The official gauge was not avail- n able Friday afternoon. £ Reports from the field said there ""', was no water in the oil. , irf The Arkansas Fuel Oil company's ft ' producer checked 90 feet low by com- ' *"<' parison with Barnsdall's discovery , * well. The top of the saturation in«- / the Creek producer was 6,421 feet. pj? Other Reports / ^ Daily report of available drilling.' ,'| information in southern Arkansas, by tV Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission, "«$! Magnolia District Office, February " ^ 26,1942. '!& Midway (40 acre spacing) *,*>' • Barnsdall: B. H. Dobson et al No. 1, j^ Elev. 29; set 5%" csg. at 6410; W. O. C.;,' ' will drlg. plug this afternoon. B. H, ^ Dobson et al No. 2; Elev. 282; perf; •'" 6450-6500 and flowed sit. wtr.; prep.- ' to squeeze. Edgar Bond No. 2; drlgl"? 5335. Edgar Bond No. 3; elev. 272; », coring 6381; top porosity 6373. Eotgar > ~M Bond No. 4, di-lg. 5045. Wayne G.iv» Creek No. 1, drlg. 5502.': Beck; if * to finish the broad bill Thursday, was f a j e Clerk ' the o£fice which l now reached when it became obvious de- nold , an °.. of _w h 'ch_I am very very bate on the labor clause would extend far into the night. A score or more speakers remained to be heard at adjournment. Paragould Man Is Found Dead Railway Worker Suffocates in Little Rock Room NORTH LITTLE ROCK —(/t 1 )— William Kelly Herrcn, about 35, Paragould railway employe was found dead in bed Friday in a private home where he was rooming. The coroner said that he had suffocated. Other occupants of the house reported Herren turned on the heater early Thursday and that the temperature was high when he rettired Thursday night. Emmet Downs Spring Hill Team 38 to 27 Tiie Emmet basketball team, Nevada county champions, easily walloped Spring Hill Wednesday night by a 38 to 27 score Malone of Emmet was high scorer with 13 points followed by Yocom of Spring Hill with 11. Arnold, Emmet and Anderson, Spring Hill made 10 points each. Longest Term Even if he had not been elected for a third term, President Roosevelt would have been in office longer than any other president. He first took office in January instead of March as most other presidents had done. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close March 18.46 May 18.63 July 18.75 proud. All of the time I have spent serving you has been a pleasure. I have done my work happily and to the best of my ability. "Now, I am asking you for a promotion. In asking for this promotion, I am not unmindful of the duties and responsibilities of the office of Sheriff and Collector of this our great county. It is he, as collector, who you trust and charge with the responsibility of collecting the taxes for the maintenance of our schools and our county government; also, giving proper credits therefore. It is he, as sheriff, who you trust and charge with the grave responsibility of keeping the peace and enforcing the laws of our land, which in times of war, extend further than the boundaries of our county and even the boundaries of our state. It extends to our National boundaries; and, it is he, who will be called upon more than ever before, 1 in many, many ways to protect our national safety. "Friends, I have no hesitancy in soliciting your support for this office as I feel that I am qualified to meet the requirements even in this crisis, and I solemnly promise that if you honor me by promoting me to this good office, that I will personally be your sheriff and you may call me, not my deputy, when in need of my services. I will always be on the job ready to serve you as the law directs. "I take this occasion to thank you for the many favors shown me, and to again solicit your vote and support for the office of Sheriff and Collector of Hempstead county, Arkan- FRANK J. HILL "Arkansas F. O. Co.: W.. G,, Creelc^ No. 1. Elev. 269; perf. 6420-50, with 120* 1 shots; washed in and cleaning in pits, ** P. R. Rutherford: Stamps Land Co. Inc. No. 1. Drlg. 6372. J. I. Roberts: Edgar Bond No. 1. Elev. 274; W. O. S.; T. D. 6500. E. P. Wingfield: John Rogers No^l, Shut down . . ; > v Frankel: J H. Burns No. I 1 . 293; coring 6494; top porosity 6493.' Magnolia; J. A. Johnson.. Elev. 285; reaming down to T. D. 6564 to core ' ahead. Big Creek (160 acre spacing) J. W. Love: Stager No. 1. Elev. 263; perf. 7973-79; well washed in making gas-distillate and then closed in for tanks. Dorcheat (40 acre spacing) G. H. Vaughn: Jeff Hunt No. 1. Loc, C-NE-SW, 14-18-22. C. H. Lyons: Dobson No. 1. Loc. C-SE-SE, 10-18-22. Buckner (40 acre spacing) E. G. Bradham: Sue Key No. 1 Loc C-SE-NW, 7-16-22; M. I. R. Mt, Holly (40 acre spacing) Atlantic: Hughes No. 1. Drlg 6102. Wildcats: McAlester: Jeffus No 1 Drlg. 8350. Sylvan Oil Co.: Ford No. 1. Loc/ C-NW-NW, Sec. 32-14-23 Hempstead County. October ... December January ... March 18.99 19.04 19.06 19.05 NEW YORK March 18.41 May 18.59 July 18.72 October 18.81 December 18.85 January 18.88 Middling spot 20.16. U, S. Defenders Hold Newly Won Positions WASHINGTON — (fP)— Fighting between light forces on both sides was State Resents Ickes Gas Order Gas Field Hearing Called at El Dorado March 10 EL DORADO — With Arkansas fac, ing the loss or crippling of nearly a dozen war plants because of POT troleuin Administrator Ickes 1 ruling restricting the drilling of gas wells to one every 64(1 acres, the state Oil and Gas Commission Thursday night ordered that all south Arkansas gas fields be shut down at 7 a m Friday so that engineers of the agency may obtain bottom hole pressure and other data to be used at a state-wide hearing of the group here March 10. Chairman O. C. Bailey said that oil, operators and state officials will dis,r cuss all available information on the McKamie, Dorcheat and Macedonia fields at that time. Mr. Bailey said a transcript of all information will be sent to Co-ordina- tor Ickes to "enlighten" the department as to the situation facing Arkansas. He said that sour gas from the three fields had been pledged tp defense industries in the state, and that the commission desires to show continuing pn the Bataun front in the j Mr. Ickes that the drilling of addl- Philippines. the War Department said Friday with General MacArthur's troops holding advance positions representing gains of from one to eight kilometers along the entire front in the last 48 hours. Gas in the World War caused 181053 known British casualties, which includes more than 9000 deaths. tional wells is necessary to obtain an adequate supply of gas. m * m • Summcrless Year Known "as the year without a summer,' 1 1816 was cool because it was preceded by e violent eiuption, of the volcano Tomboro, near Java, dust of which shielded the earth from the sun for months.

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