t? s' WdHdAVide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press '•VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 117 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Wot quite so col dwest and little temperature change in the east portion Saturday night; rains in the southwest late Saturday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1942 fAP>—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise A*s'n I -.„,.,.,.. iNEA)-Means Newspaper "Enterprise A»-n PRICE 5 C COt>Y Jap Armada Forced Back 'M&& Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN ,/ Traffic Lights and City Ways J Around the Town 'Hope's traffic lights on Third street change color sim- t™S?n US K' S V? Gt !t ^ T tudly '"'"Possible for a fourfet 5?m If 9 t & ?" U> S> 67 to get b Y Walnut, Main and Om streets without making at least one stop. I have noted a d-fjerein^arrangement for traffic lights in the big towns T)]e ijghi.chang,,^ instead of being 1 t ft simultaneous, are timed to pass a llllm I Ili/nOrC Car throu eh traffic at a speed of, say f"iUIW WIT 11VI J 15 milcs an hour, without stopping. u T "c green light ripples down Fifth Avenue, New York, and the careful motorist rides along with it sometimes for dozens of blocks without haying to come to a full stop. I've noted the same arrangement in other cities. Wouldn't it be practical here too? Transcontinental travelers on U. S. 67 would give us special thanks. * * * The grapevine tells me that on account of the draft situation the stores are about to run out of aspirin. Local business man sent his office flunkey out to get i\ supply, and when the flunkey got back with a small bottle the boss shouted: "Boy, I said a Big Bottle; that ain't a supply —that's a dose!" It isn't the principle of the thing —it's just the uncertainty. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON Waste No Waste! "The axis crashed in a deluge of pop bottle tops, chicken bones, rusty pen points and out-at-the-hecls socks." You will never read that in a headline or history text, but figuratively speaking it can and may happen. With most of us in this country just beginning to stir our stumps for victory, we can learn a very profitable lesson in the big importance of little things in winning a war. Best of all here is something everybody can do and--it .is-going to take, every man Jack and all his sisters, brothers, 'cousins and children to do the job. Every British home now has four cans for four types of waste needed to dull the axis blade. One can is for paper and rags, another for bones, the third for metal and the fourth for garbage. Not much of the horror of war there or the glamor of battle, if there is any glamor left in war. It's much more exciting to wave a flag, march in a parade or spellbind the neighbors with a windy speech on what Wavell or MacArthur or Nimitz should have luto Owners Classified for Tire Rationing Lists 'A' and 'B' ^ Explained in Detail by Hempstead Board Rationing of automobile tires and •Hher commodities restricted because of the war emergency will bo handled in the future at the office of the Civilian Defense Council in Hope city hall, the Hempstead County Rationing Board announced Saturday. -The office will be open daily from #30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m., beginning Tuesday, March 3. Board meetings will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays. The board is: Dorsey McR-~ _ Sr., chairman; T. S. ^cDavitt aiv ? W. Robison; and •i./'Irs. Eudora — 'tason, secretary. Obsolete Models The board announced: "Persons operating passenger cars using obsolete type tires or tubes, generally speaking, tires that cannot ^be Used on cars made in the past 10 jcars, may apply for certificates entitling them to purchase such obsolete type passenger tires or tubes if their vehicles are included in List A or B. "All persons who may apply to the ,3oard for New Tires or Tubes, re- treaded or recapped tires or tubes are shown in list A and B." The detailed explanation an to which ca-pwners belong in List "A" and which in List 'B' follows: ^ List A <• The following vehicles shall be eligible for tires and tubes to the "' "» a ^"' mur ur jiimiiz snouia nave extent, and only to the extent, pro- I donc - But if every American home vided by chapter IV of the Tire ' 1B( * four sucn w" 5 a »d filled them Rationing Regulations: as quickly as possible we should make A A vehicle which is operated by a mu eh better showing in that re;S physician, visiting nurse, or a farm ?, arc * " lan Britain and here is what Veterinary, and which is used prin- " cipally for professional services; B A vehicle which is operated by a regular practicing minister of any religious faith and which is used principally in and is necessary to the Transport Board reduced the thickness vcrformancc of his religious duties; °, C tickets by only .004 of an inch, C An ambulance. D A vehicle used exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: 1. To maintain necessary public police service; ^2. To maintain fire-fighting services; 3. To enforce such laws as relate specifically to the protection of public health and safety; 4. To maintain garbage disposal and other sanitation services; 5. To maintain mail services; vE A vehicle with a capacity of 10 or more passengers operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: 1. Transportation of passengers as part of the services rendered to the .••public by a regular transportation System; 2. Transportation of students and teachers to and from school; 3. Transportation of employes to or from any industrial or extractive establishment, power generation or transmission facilities, transportation or communication facilities, construction project, or farm, when public transportation facilities are readily available. F A truck operated exclusively for "ne or more of the purposes stated 'ili the preceding sections or for one or more of the following purposes: 1. Transportation of ice and fuel; 2. Transportation of materials and equipment for construction or for JHoqhartical structural, or highway ^..Jiaintenance or repair; 3. Transportation by any common carrier; 4. Transportation of waste and scrap materials; 5. Transportation of raw materials, t mi-manufactured goods, and fin- led products, including farm products and foods: Provided, That no certificates shall be issued under this paragraph for a tire or tube to be mounted on a truck used for transportation of commodities to the ulti- gfate consumer for personal, family, or household use. G Farm tractors or other farm implements other than automobiles or trucks, for the operation of which rubber tires and tubes are essential; H Industrial, mining, and eonstruc- ffcjn equipment, other than automo- (Continued on Page Two) Britain showed: The salvage of waste paper alone saved 25,000 tons of shipping space which could be used for more vital materials. The London Passenger Transport Board reduced the thickness of tickets by only .004 of an inch, thereby saving 480 tons of paper annually, and that paper is needed for cartridge wads. Most important, enough scrap metal —old skillets, sardine tins, razor blades toothpaste tubes— rolled from those cans, junk heaps and city dumps to build 10 destroyers, 10,000 tanks and 10,000 anii-aircraft guns. That is only part of the British s-ilvago system, but obviously it is more than worth while. It could possibly spell the difference between defeat and victory, therefore it becomes a necessity. Americans must join the junk drive. All communities by now should have organizations and resources to handle this job. Boy Scouts, schools, Sunday School classes and clubs arc collecting refuge, but they can't collect it if you do not save it for them. "Remember Pearl Harbor" and "Mash 'cm MacArthur" may bring you up with your fists clinched lighter than "Waste No Waste," but the latter packs a potential wallop. Midway Field Marks Time on Present Tests Further Expansion Delayed; Week's Summary of Oil Operations By Speciiil Correspondent STAMPS, Ark. — Two wells flowed in the new Midway field of Lafayette county this week and a third is expected over the week-end. Although (he tests thus far in the new area are likely to make fair producers, they did not show up nearly so well as did the discovery. The fact that the north and west offsets checked from !10 to 120 feet lower has halted at least two dozen operations which had planned to be under way hy this time. Operators of outpost tests are waiting the final outcome of present wells drilling, before proceeding further. Salt water encroached on the Burns- dall's Dobson No. 2, first completion of the past week in section 10-15-24, direct north offset to the discovery after the test flowed water and crude for a day and night. Operators believe, however, that the brine can be scaled off and plans are under way how to perforate higher. First perforations in the test were from C450 to G500 feet. Top of saturation in the Dobson 2 was 6424 feet. The second completion for the week was Arkansas Fuel Oil Company's Creek No. 1 section 10-15-24, west offset to the discovery, which is flowing into tanks after perforations from 6420 to 6450 feet. Official gauge is not yet available. Top of saturation in the Creek was 6421 feet. The next completion due in over the week-end is C. I. Roberts Bond No. 1 section 11-15-24 direct east offset to the discovery. The Roberts test topped thd, saturation at 6338 feet approximately IQO feet higher than did the north and west offsets. Production pipe was run to a total ;depth of 6501 feet. Other activity in the Midway field includes Barnsdall's other five active operations, as follows: Dobson No. 1 section 11-15-24 WOC after running production pipe to 6521 feet. Bond No, 2 section 11-15-24 drilling below 5400 feet. Bond No. 3 Section 11-15-24 direct south offset to the discovery coring below 6381 feet after topping porosity at 6373 feet. Bond No. 4 section 11-15-24 drilling below 5600 feet. Beck No. 1 section 14-15-24 shut down due to a stuck drill stem. Total depth is 5183 feet. Rutherfords Stamps Land No. 1 section 3-15-24 drilling below 6372 feet. Frankel's Burns No. 1 section 1015-24 coring after topping porosity at 6497 feet. Magnolia's Johnson No. 1 section 1115-24 extreme northeast offset continues efforts towards completion. Very little saturation was encountered in the Johnson test. Total depth is G473 feet. Wingfield's Rogers No. 1 section 115-24 spudded and set surface casing | and are now waiting on orders before proceeding further. Two new locations were announced in the McKamie field this week, but since the closing down order for the McKamio as well as the Dorcheat and Macedonis field of Columbia county, it is doubtful just when drilling will begin on the new tests. Six miles south of the McKamie field, McAlcster Fuel Oil Co. is drilling below 8700 feet at its Jeffus No. 1 wildcat in section 4-19-24. E. G. Bradham is moving in rig this week to begin soon on the Sue Keys No. 1 test for the Buckner field, .section 7-16-22. Location has been waiting for some time. Precaution The ringing of church bells is forbidden in England during war times by defense regulations, except to signal the war's end or German landing. - •-»«» Cranium Crackers Mad March March last year was hardly as vital to the United States as March, 1942, but plenty of headlines were made. March up and answer these questions about March, 1941. 1. What abdicating king and his companion fled to Portugal from Spain? 2. The Senate passed what bill which greatly stimulated the allied fight on Germany? 3. President Roosevelt appointed what university president to head the now defunct National Defense Mediation Board? 4. What Balkan country repudiated its government for signing with the axis? 5. Name the prominent athlete appointed to direct the Navy's athletic program. on Comic British Raiding Units Destroy Nazi Radio Post Parachutists, Seaborne Troops Wreck Enemy Station in France LONDON -(/P)— Daring Brtiish parachute and seaborne infantry combined Saturday in a destructive attack on n German radio declcctor post in the first sizable incursion of Northern French coast since the fall of France.' Under cover of an air umbrella of the RAF and with naval assistance the raiders then withdrew,'the report said. Timed to the minute the parachutists dropped out of the clouds to form hastily as assault groups and at the same lime infantry, ferried across the channel landed on the beach. Joining forces the two detachments which the .spokesman said, could not be assumed to be small, dealt a one- two punch to the Nazi forces while demolishion squads wrecked the radio station, then departed quickly leaving behind a ruined location post and disbursed forces of the German guard. Early Saturday afternoon a military spokesman said it was not yet known whether the ships bringing the raiding parties back had yet landed in England. He said possibility of a major air battle between German bombers dealing major counter strokes and the RAF umbrella protectors, cannot be denied. Apparently this meant German bombers might be attempting to destroy the ships carrying the troops across the channel and were meeting stiff opposition. In Berlin the German command acknowledged that British parachute troops overcame "weak" coastal defenses on the northwest coast of France but said they withdrew by sea two hours later under heavy pressure. Ray to Seek Clerk's Off ice Dewey Hendrix Also Expected to File Soon More political rumor continued in Hempstead this week with Leo Ray indicating he would definitely file as a candidate for the county clerk's office. Previously he had been connected with the office tax assessor. It also seems definite that Dcwey Hendrix, present assessor, will seek the clerk's office and Otis Landers has been mentioned as a possible candidate. Frank J. Hill broke the ice Friday by filing as a candidate for sheriff and collector. He is the present county clerk. Clarence Baker has not indicated whether he will seek a third sheriff term. Other possibilities in the sheriffs race include Tom Micldlcbrooks, and Frank Ward. Tanker Blasted Off New Jersey Coast x ;;;> ,<;~?v^ &*- '",.>"'?„ --'•>> - The Standard Oil Co. tanker B. P. Rcsor, torpedoed by an enemy submarine otT Anbury pa bums furiously as she sinks. Water already washes over ship's middle. Loss of life was feared to heavy- be vcrv Pursuing Allied Fleet Jap Headquarters Say TOKYO -I/I 1 ) The Japanese fleet in hto Dutch Indies has sunk one Allied cruiser and three destroyers in battle in the Java sea and is pursuing the enemy's fleet, imperial Tokyo headquarters said Saturday. O/7 and Gas Filings Lafayette County Feb. 26, 1Q42 Prepared by Eunice Triplet! LcwisviJlc, Arkansas Royalty Deed: 5/1872 Int., (5 royalty acres), book T-7, page 196, dated 2-20-42, recorded 2-26-42. T. N. Law to Emma S. Earth. SEVi of NWVi, SWVi of NEVi, the Frl. North 27 acres of the SEVi of NEVi, NEVi of SWVi, and NWVi of SEV 4 , of Sec. 20; and the NWVi of NWVi and 13 acres off the East side of the S'WVi of NWVi of Sec. 21; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Royalty Deed: 1,960 Int., (1-2/3 royalty acres), dated 2-42, filed 226-42. R. Salyer and wife to F. R. Billingslea. SW% of NE'/i and the SWVi of Sec. 10, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 5/1872 Int., (5 royalty acres), book T-7, page 197, dated 220-42, recorded 2-26-42, T. N. Law to G. E. McClatchey. SEVi of NWVi, SWVi of NEVi, the Frl. North 27 acres of the SE'/4 of NEVi, NEVi of SWVi, and NWVi of SEVi, of Sec. 20; and the NWVi of NWV 4 and 13 acres off the East side of the SWVi of NWVi of Si-i-. 21; all in Twp. 15 S., Rgo. 2,1 Royalty Deed: 3/203 Int., (27 royalty acres), book T-7, page 195, dated 1-1-42, recorded 2-26-42. Mrs. Julia V. Fletcher and husband to T N Law. SE>/4 of NW'/j, SWV 4 of NEV 4 , the Frl. North 27 acres of the SE>/4 of NE'/i, NE',4 of SWJ/4, and NW>/4 of SE'/j of Sec. 20; and the NWVi of NW'/i and 13 acres off the East side of the SWV4 of NW'/4 of Sec. 21; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Assignment of O. Si G. Lease: Book O-7, page 156, dated 1-31-42, recorded 2-26-42. R. E. Wood and wife to Magnolia Petroleum Company. NEV 4 of SE'/ 4 and E of NW>4 of SEVi of Sec. 1, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, dated 2-9-42, filed 2-26-42. George W. Russel and wife 1o Fred E. Guthrie. SW/4 of Sec. 3, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, dated 2-9-42, filed 2-26-42. Minnie Lee Sullinger et al to F. F. Kelley. All that K-irt of the S'.-a of SEVi, lying East o: tlie L. & A. Ry. right of way, in F2C. 20, Twp. 15 S., Rge. West, 71.63 acres; and all that part of the NWVi of NE 1 /!, lying East of the L. & A. 40-Hour Week Repealer Loses Farm Price Bill Up Next, for Decision Monday Afternoon By the Associated Press WASHINGTON — A determined drive to suspend for the duration of the war federal laws calling for a 40-hour week and extra pay for overtime suffered an unexpectedly smashing defeat in the house Friday. Most of the Republicans joined with large numbers of Democrats to bury the proposal, 22G to G2, on a standing vote after the Roosevelt administration, the A. F. of L. and the C. I. O. mustered their biggest guns against it. Checi-s swept the house when the result was announced. The lop-sided nature of the vote was a surprise even to administration leaders in the chamber, who had feared the proposal, offered by Representative Smith (Dem., Va.) would be accepted. Smith offered his plan as an amendment, or rider, to a bill broadening the war powers of the government. Earlier in the day, Pesident Roosevelt declared the practice of putting riders on important bills to escape vetoes was reprehensible. His criticism was aimed at the 40- hour week amendment and at a senate farm bloc which has been making determined efforts to raise prices of major farm products. Each group was seeking to advance its project by amendments to war legislation. Thus, the president would have to veto the measures in their entirety in order to kill the unwanted riders. The farm proposal, in the form of an amendment to a ?32,000,000,000 military appropriation bill, provides that none of the money could be used to buy government-held farm commodities at less than "parity prices." A decision on this is expected Monday. (Continued on Page Two) Philippine Forces Still Hold Positions WASHINGTON -(/P)- The fighting on Bataan Peninsula has dwindled to patrol skirmishes, (he War department said Saturday and reported General MacArthur's "little army" had retained positions wrested from the Japanese in this weeks .surprise advance. France Not to Help Germany She Pledges United States to Remain Neutral By the Associated Press WASHINGTON — Warned by President Roosevelt not to aid the Axis, Vichy France has pledged itself to refrain from any violation of neutrality, particularly any violation involving "the use of French vessels for the purposes of war." Tiiis was disclosed Friday by Sumner Welles, undersecretary of state, who said "further clarifications with regard to other important questions are awaited" before the status of relations with Vichy can be determined finally. Welles made known that on February 10 President Roosevelt sent a personal message to Chief of State Pet;iin declaring if Vichy ships war materials to Axis powers or otherwise aids them beyond the terms of . the armistice it will be classed as an assistant of the declared enemies of the United States. Since then, Welles said, additional communications have been exchanged between the two governments, including a communication dated February 24 in which the Vichy government gave the pledge lo be neutral. Regrouping for Second Attempt Against Java Naval Fight Rages Through Night and Continues Saturday By WITT HANCOCK t , BANDOENG, Java -(/P)- Warship'!!! of the United Nations flung back Sat-'^| urday attempts of a huge fleet<bfil4; Japanese warships and transports "toifp storm the Soerabaja Naval base anS'lt invade Java but Saturday night the'ffft armada was believed reforming sonie-'W* where i nthe Java sea for a second'§1 onslaught. ' : """ Battered and scrambled in u . c msm-v^wM long battle the Japanese warships and^lil trains of many transports retreated^®! northward and Aneta, Dutch newsiJfeil agency, said it may "be stated ••--"•"« certainty" there has been no la: of Japanese troops anywhere hi Action at sea still was being j i . •Vc'-'.iTiHi -- — ——— —-..»» IT uu wi,j,i.Ag jumcu • v,-.fi'i'T.*'K late Saturday afternoon but informed^ Pt sources here said the bulk of the \n--#$A vasion fleet was in process of beingK®^! reorganized for renewed attempts to^iS®^ land troops, probably in the vicinity of ^ll the naval base. ' ••• v «' Proceeded by Air Eaids ,,,,, Approach of the Japanese seaforce JS ! |I was proceeded by repeated air raids' :(t*| alarms but each time enemy planes Sfft were driven off by allied air unitsvif before bombs could be dropped. ?""' The^ Dutch said "several tens of ships" in continental equivalent were in the invaders strongly tected fleet, first scattered and sued by Allied warships. Unspecified losses on both sides $ were acknowledged. ^Sl . First unofficial reaction in Ban-'S§I .doeng was th,at the communique, was" ?S the most cheering since '• the .-batf Twice before the United States 'and^ Dutch fleets teamed to inflict' re"S : M, ; sounding defeats on JapaneseF sea-^Sl; power—in Macassar Strait and in thefP Strait of Lombok, off Bali. ' "'"*' fi R. K, Garfield Succumbs Here Funeral Services to Be Held Sunday Afternoon Robert Kennedy Garfield, 71, native of Indiana, died at his home here early Saturday morning. He had lived in Hope about a year. Funeral services will be held at the Herndon-Cornelius Funeral home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. E. Hamill ofifciating. Burial services at the Rose Hill cemetery will be in charge of the American Legion. He is survived by his widn\v, Mrs. Mililivd Uarfiuhl. Hope Loses Out in Tournament Bobcats Defeated by Texarkana at Lewisville LEWISVILLE, Ark—The Texarkana (Ark.) high school Razorbacks advanced to the finals of the district 10 basketball tournament Friday afternoon by defeating the Hope Bobcats, 35-25, in the semi-finals of the tourney. The Porkers will meet the Magnolia quint at 9 p. m. Saturday for the district championship. The Magnolia club had beaten the Ashdown Panthers, 28-17, previously in the other semi-final clash. The Arkansas high boys took an early lead and mainlaine dit for the duration of the encounter. Lloyd I Wilson, Razorback forward, started | the Texarkana team to victory and three quick field goals early in the first quarter. The Porkers were leading 12-3 when the quarter ended. Expert defensive work by the Texarkana team stopped a determined scoring surge by the Bobcats in the second frame and half-time found the Hogs still leading, 19-9. The third quarter started off like a house on fire with 13 points being scored in rapid succession. The Hempstead county team cut the Porker lead to 7 points in the third stanza, the Porkers still clinging to a 27-201 lead. During the final quarter, Theron Roberts, crafty floor man of the Texarkana club, and McCuIlough of Hope left the game via the foul route. Little Lloyd Wilson of Texarkana was the outstanding player of the day on offense, while Roberts and Murray of Texarkana and McCuIlough of Hope were terrors on defense. If the Hogs \vin over the Magnolia boys Saturday night, which seems more than likely in view of the fact that Magnolia was placed third, in the race by pre-tournament dope, they will automatically enter competition for the championship of the state of Arkansas. In the B division of the tourney, Patmos defeated Spring Hill 26-22, Mineral Springs took McNeill 35-19, Waldo beat Taylor 25-22, Garland City won over Guernsey 27-17 and Stamps trampled Saratoga 51-21. Oldest national flag in existence is the royal .standnrd of Denmerk. The Dutch said there were losses oriLj*- both sides in the seafight which be-7$3 gan late Friday and raged into .'thstff* night but early accounts did not g" ~" the evtent. In other areas the communique re-'ill ported Dutch successes on southerriSsl Celebes, northeast of Java, in centrall^l Sumatra where the Japanese were at-i|S tempting so consolidate positions for ;SS| assault on western Java and on the'jS*" half-Dutch, half-Portugese Island of| Timer, east of Java. C% Bolh Sides Lose Heavily ',•;•*; The Dutch said their troops inflicted $ serious losses on" the Japanese oil" Timor. ;;;' The war report also told of raids on '••/ the port of Batavia and airfields in ri western Java. But it was the mass battle of the '.': Java sea which held attention of the , Dutch and Allies. :'f Word that the enemy fleet had met:'• and that an important engagement was on was flashed without detail by ii the Dutch through the Aneta news'! agency. . ;h The Dutch communique reported ;„„ two raids on Tandjong Priok—the/'t| harbor of Batavia, more than foujvSif miles from the city. The first raid at noon resulted in small material •;-s damage but four laborers were killed,^ and 5 wounded. One bomber was!.Si? reported shot down and another prop-. ?? ably damaged. The second attack^ SI came during the afternoon and this^-S communique said all the bombs fell^'S' into the sea an dthat 4 of 12 bombers--?! in the attack were shot down. .}'?*• Soerabaja, the main Allied naval ^ ; -| base in the Indies, had several alarms ^< as the Japanese approached the towri .' but the communique said the attack--S ers were driven off each time before : * they were able to drop bombs. '•/;,; Biggest Naval Engagement i K LONDON—(/P)—A Reuters, British news agency, dispatch from Bandoeng Saturday called the battle of the Java sea the biggest naval engagement of the war in the Pacific and the fust round of the fight of the island of Java. Reuters reports said the Japanese sent two expeditionary fleets against Java—one which headed for Batav»a on the western end and the other aimed at Soerabaja to the east. The dispatch said the Soerabaja thrust was understood to be in considerable strength. The battle lasted through most of Friday and was still being waged Satr - urday, it said, reporting U. S., Dutch and British warships and submarines, supported by Australian, American and Dutch flying forces were cooperating in an attempt to smash the invasion thrust against the last strong, hold on the Indies. Allied navy, acting as one fleet under Dutch Vice Admiral C. S. Hlef- rich, United Nations naval commander, immediately went out to attack the enemy with the fullest air support possible. Contact was made Friday afternoon, it added and raged unbated through Ilit- niyht.
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