Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 2, 1942 · Page 1
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BUY UNrrtD •TATIi NOt OHDt uttemt World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 118 Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Colder and freezing Monday night. v; -V Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 2, 1942 Battle for Java fAP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Oil Field Dope The Best Is None Too Good nf c ° nfidenHa ' s °H rce vour correspondent learns that nt oil men now believe the new Midway pool just south ppnf P J ,r y C i OVers , ab , out 3 ' 000 acres < with o probable reserve of 3 million barrels of oil, probably 9 billion feet of gas and extension of the field is apt to be to the south and east " ' "Army Divided by Roosevelt Into 3 Units •> Basic Groups Are Ground Forces, Air Forces, ^ Services of Supply WASHINGTON -M'j- President Roosevelt Monday reorganized the army into three basic units to be known as the army ground forces, army air force and services of sup- jply, each in charge of a commanding general. The president issued an executive order providing for streamlining the organizations and authorized the secretary of war to create additional overseas departments to embrace the T*ask forces, a base commander, defense command for operations in war theaters and other departments deemed necessary. To the command of the general army ground forces was transferred the duty .and power of the, infantry, calvary, lliold artillery and coast artillery corps (except those relating to procurement, storage and issue). The functions, duties and power of the commanding generals, general headquarters, airforccs (airforce com- fbat command) and the chief of the air corps was transferred to the commanding gcneal of the army airforces. The commanding general of the new services of supply will take OVCB the duties and power of the chief of coastal artillery, relating to procurement, "Vtorage and issue. First Aid Class Begins Tonight Dr. J. H.Martindale 0 to Train Future Instructors Dr. James G. Martindale will begin the Red Cross training classes lo be •^{iv v Je ivon in connection with the Civilian This news still remains, of course, no more than an authentic guess. We would have liked to have had a larger report on the probable size of the field—and it is really too early yet 10 decide that point. Today's news from our Stamps correspondent seems lo verify the informant's forecast that the 'field would move eastward, the Roberts Bond No. 1, east offset to the Barnsdall discovery well, having been brought in as a good producer, stimulating lease- trading far to the east. Magnolia abandoned a test to the west—but a report to The Star this Monday noon is optimistic about the vital northwestern wildcat, Frankel's Burns No. 1, which is testing today. This is "the well of the hour" for Hempstead county people. Three out of four tesls in the Midway field have been pronounced producers—and thats good news in any man's language. But as to the approximate size of the field, or the direction it will take— these are things no man knows positively. They are things which the drillers are determining right at this moment. You can always get plenty of dope about an oil field—but the ones who really know have loo much at stake to do any talking, until all the returns are in. But Midway is n real oil field. The 011 Weekly (Houston, Texas) for February 10 thought enough about it to send Gordort B. Nicholson, staff writer, up here and publish a detailed Story with pictures, under the title "Arkansas Discovery: Open? Vast Region for Exploration." By WILLIS THORNTON A Good 'Good Neighbor' Policy The axis is getting the economic hot-foot these days the South American way.-And for once "Yankee imperialism," to borrow a term from our none-too-pure past, works foi the benefit of the United States and our sister republics to the south. Most of the blacklist of firms friendly to or under the domination of the axis was published before Pear] Harbor, and we can thank our Stale Department for such foresight. This rogues' gallery of enemy busine.s firms is now paying dividends, but not to Berlin, Tokyo or Rome. Loud protests roared from the Straits of Magellan to the Canadian border with publication of the list, naming names and calling out companies upon which the United States asked the other nations to turn a cold business shoulder. We were accused of reviving "dollar diplomacy," that curse of the past by which we—often with the help Roberts Well Sends Leasing * to Eastward Frankel's Burns No. 1, Northwest Wildcat Now Is Important Test By Special Correspondent STAMPS, Ark.-C. I. Roberts Bond No. 1 test in Iho Midway field of Lafayette county, section 11-15-14, direct oust offset to the discovery well of that nroii, flowed Sunday after casing perforations from 6,375 to 6,400 feet with 100 shots, making the foutrh producer for the new field. The test has shown up the most favorable since the discovery, toping the porosity at G338 feet, a good 100 feet higher than the north offsets. ! On the strength of the Roberts test, leasing has fanned out eastward with several major oil companies taking blocks in that direction. No official gauge has been made available on-thc latest producer yet. A fiftli test also looms for the. field in Frankel's Burns No. 1, section 10-15-24, extreme northwest offset, which showed excellent pipe line oil on a drill stem test from G505 to G513 feel. Top of porosity was 6,477 feet. Production pipe is being run today (Monday). After the Burns test will probably come the Barnsdall Oil company's Bond No. 3, section 11-15-24, southeast offset, which set production pipe to a total depth of 6,390 feet after topping porosity at 6,373 feet. Arkansas Fuel Oil Company's Creek No. 1, section 10-15-24, west offset, completed last week, was gauged at 170 barrels over a 12-hour period on 5/32 inch choke with no water. Gravity of the oil is 36.5. Tubing pressure is 750 pounds. , '.,•>••»- ,-i Magnolia Petroleum company abandoned its Johnson No. 1, section 1115-24, northeast offset, after all production attempts failed. Other activities in the Midway field include: Barnsdall's Bond No. 2 section 1115-24 drilling below 5800 feet, Bond No. 4, section 11-15-24, drilling below 5.490 feet, Creek No. 1', section 10-1524, drilling below 6,000 feet. Dobson No. 1 section 11-15-24 still WOC and Dobson No. 2 is also WOC after plugging back higher for another production attempt after salt water threatened to ruin the test, which came in as the second producer for the field last week. Raging Roberts Bond No. I, Completed As Good Well, Sends Midway Leasing Eastward O efcnse program this Monday night! of a few strategically placed machine at the city hall at 8 o'clock. All persons completing the course, which will require a week's training, will be given a certificate and assigned to various parts of the county to teach ^Jfirst aid. Of DO persons contacted by the Defense Council, the following have signed for the course: Kilne Snyder, Frank Johnson, Hciidrix Spruggins, Mrs. Nallon Wylic, <Mrs. M. M. McCluoghan, Paul Simms, 1 Tom Wardlow, Mrs. Henry Haynes, E. P. Young, Sr., Jim Embree, Mrs. Lamar Cox, S. E. McGregor, Mrs. Howard Byers, Mrs. Jolin Vcscy, Royce Smith, Mrs. Joy Edwards, D. V. Dcnnington, H. B. Vineyard, Roy •j^tcphenson, Mrs. J. O. Milam, F. V. Haynie, Ruff Murtindalc, and Fonzie Moses. It is posible lo manufacture sheets of copper 1/20,000 of an inch thick. Bulletins NORFOLK, Vn. — (/P) — Three Axis submarines combined striking power to sing the American > freiglitor Marore off the middle Atlantic coast Thursday night crippling her with one torpedo and riddleing her from stem to stern with more than 100 shells, members of the ships 39-maii crew related on safe arrival here later. By the Associated Press The Hitler high command gave (he German people Monday an inkling of the si-ope of the Russian counter offensive with the * added admission that the Keich's armies were fighting only defensively. The first sentence of the war c-ommuniijue confessing the loss of the initiative said: "In the Crimea on (he Donets W front and southeast of Lake llineii, defensive fighting continues." II was one of Ihe broadcast admissions thus far of the lied army striking power. guns— forced our Central and South American neighbors to do business with us and our way or else. Statesmen shouted and the breast-heaving of axis sympathizers was wondrous to behold. This time, however, wo really played the part of the good neighbor. As Peter Edson NEA Service Washington correspondent reports, that blacklist blasted the way for important gains through the enemy economic lines, and put money in the none too crowded treasuries of South America. Since publication of the list, 200 blacklisted firms have bit the economic dust in Mexico, 18 have gone bankrupt in Cuba and similar encouraging reports come from other countries. South American firms get most of this business once hogged by German, Italian or Japanese companies. Thus our friends have more money with which to buy goods from us. Naturally the dollar side of this appeals. And it should. It is almost as important that we put the enemy out of the airline, banking, motion (Continued on page four) 4 Inch Snow in Hope Area Low Temperature of 31 Degrees Is Recorded Four inches of snow fell in Hempstead county during the past 24 hours according to readings at the University of Arkansas Kxjwriment .station near Hope. Snow begin falling early Sunday morning and continued early Monday morning. Low temperature for the 24-hour period was 31' degrees. Bowen to Talk toKiwanisClub Will Address Organization on 'City Eye Sores' R. P. Bowen, secretary of the Hope Chamber of Commerce will address the Hope Kiwanis Club Tuesday in their noon day luncheon in Hotel Henry on, "City Eye Sores." The program committee listed this as one of the outstanding programs by local tiik'nt thus far presented this year. It is expected that Mr. Bowen will call to the attention of the club certain "eye sores" in Hope that can be remedied, with the cooperation of Ihe civic groups in Hope. .& —Hope Star Photo THE CREW WHO BROUGHT HER IN — Left to right: Fred Savers I D Mvers F M Cowlev and R L. Hixon, driller all of the J. I. Roberts Drilling company, Shrevepor't. This pi^e waslirS^pub!ishe"d'7anua^ 30' after they had moved off the discovery well and were working on the Roberts No. 1, east offset to the initial well. Ray Candidate for Co. Clerk Well Known Hempstead Man in His First County Race Leo Ray, well-known Hempstead county citizen employed in the automobile business in Hope for several years, announced Monday he would be a candidate for the office of county and probate clerk subject to the i action of the ' Democratic election this summer. primary Mr. Ray, 36, married and father of two children, is making his first | race for county office. He is a homc- j owner and taxpayer, and has been engaged in farming and the automobile business. He was educated in the grade and high schools of Hope, and had two years in Ouachita college. He is a member of First Baptist church of Hope, served previously as associate superintendent of the adult department of the Sunday school, and now teaches a class of boys in that school. Mr. Ray has lived in Hempstead county for 25 years, his home being between Hope and Emmet on U. S. 67. In authorizing The Star to make hi.s annotincomonl for county and probate clerk in the political announcement column Monday Mr. Ray said: "I want the voters to understand (Continued on Page Four) Oil and Gas Filings Hempstead Coupty Prepared by Jewell Badlclt Monday, March 2, 1!M2 Warranty Deed. Dated 2-24-42. Filed 2-28-42. E. F. McFaddin. et ux to Lenard Patlon. Pi. SW>/4 SW'/4 Sec. 4 T. 12 S. R. 25 W. 26 acres. Excepting and reserving unto E. F. McFaddin and unto his heirs and assigns, and undivided % interesl in and to all the oil, gas, coal, sulphur, magnesium, aluminum, and any and all olher minerals. Deed. Dated 2-22-42. Filed 2-28-42. State of Arkansas to Preston Grace. Lot 1, Block 14, Lot 2 (40x120) Block 9. Lease Agreement. Dated 7-10-39. Filed 2-28-42. J. A. Haynes, et al to I A. N. Stroud. Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 15 in Township 11 S. R. 25 W. 1907.07 acres. Assignment of O. G. Lease. Dated 2-25-42. Filed 3-2-42. W. L. Colston to W. J. Goldston, et al. SE',4 SEVi See. 4; NE'-.i NE'/i; W 1 .-. NE'.'i See. 9 T. 14 S. R. 23 W. ICO acres. Doyalty Deed. Dated 2-19-42. Filed 3-2-42. Roger S. Randolph, et ux to D. R. Snow. SE% See. 32 T. 14 S. R. 24 W., except 2 acres. 8 raoyalty acres. 8/1264 interest. Royalty Deed. Dated 2-19-42. Filed 3-2-42. Roger S. Randolph, et ux to George Nolaiul. SU SW'/i See. 33 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. SO acres. 2 Royalty QAcres. 2/640 interest. Royalty Deed. Dated 2-19-12. Filed 3-2-42. Rofier S. Randolph, et ux to George Nolaiul. PI. SE'/i Sec. 32 T 14 S. R. 24 W. 158 acres. 4 Roy-ally acres. 4/12G4 interest. Royalty Deed. Dated 2-19-42. Filed 3-2-42. Roger S. Randolph, et ux to D .R. Snow. S'/2 SE'/4 See. 33 T 14 S. R. 24 W. SO acres. 3 Royaley acres. 3 640th interest. February 28, 19)2 Prepared by Jewelle BarUeU D. H. Lipscomb, et ux to Joe Finrlu-r S 3 4 S'i NW'j: N'.- N". SE'ii NW>,; N'. 2 NW'i See. 2; S'i; SEU NE'-i; NEU SEU Sec. 3 all in Twp. 12 S., fige. 25 W. 127.5 acres. Warranty Deed. Warraniy Deed, dated 2-27-42, filed 2-27-42. Jue Finuher, et ux to Gerald Gilbert. S 34 S!- NWU: N'-. N 1 • SEi.4 NWi.i; N'a NW'.i See. 2; S'- SKM NElj; NE'.i SE'.i See. 3, Twp. 12 S.. Rge. 25 W. 127.5 acres. Warranty Deed, dated 1-14-42 filed 2-27-42. Gerald Gilbert, et ux to U. S. A. S 3 4 S', NW ] 4; N'.- N 1 EE',/4 NW'j; N 1 - N\V': ( Sec 2 S 1 - v'E'j NE'4; NEJ'4 SEK, Sec. 3 all in Twp. 12 S., Rge. 25 W. 127.5 acres. Warranty Deed, dated 2-26-42, filed !'-27-42, 80 acres. Thyrza A. Munn to John P. Ve.sey. N!^ SWLi See. 21. <Contimied on Pu^e Four) Wage, Hour Decision High Tribunal Says State Courts Have Jurisdiction LITTLE ROCK-(/P)-The Supreme Court hold Monday that state courts had jurisdiction to inforce provisions of the national wage and hour law. Reversing a Phillips circuit court decision the high tribunal ruled that Pleas Duke of Helena, fare collector for a Mississippi river ferry company operating between Arkansas and Mississippi was covered by provisions of the 1938 federal fair labor law standards act and entitled to a hearing in state courts of wage hour complaint against the Ferry company. The company contended that stale courts could not administer federal wage hour laws. Book Campaign Opens Monday All Citizens Urged to Do Part for Soldiers The victory book campaign began Monday in Hope and Hempstead county, with Senator James Pilkinton and county librarian Miss Elsie Weiscn- berger directing the drive. The campaign is sponsored by the American Library Association, The American Red Cross and the United Service Organizations, to reach a goal of ten million books for men in the servcic. All local citizens are urged to do their part for Ihe armed men in the service by donating books, to the county library in the city hall. They also may be left at the local theaters, the schools and churches. Cranium Crackers Iowa Information Questions about states continue in Cranium Crackers with a quick trip through Iowa. What do you know about the state where the tall corn grows? 1. Name the largest city and capital of Iowa. 2. Iowa produced a father and ."on both of whom became secretaries of agriculture-. Name them and the son's present position. 3. What famous baseball pitcher, now in the Navy, was born in Iowa? 4. Is Cedar Rapids, la., noted for the manufacture of furniture? 5. What Iowa city was named for a famous tribe of Indians? Answers on CoiiuV 1'afie Senate Passes Huge Military Fund Bill WASHINGTON -(#)- The senate passed and sent back to the house a ?32,762,737,900 military appropriations bill Monday after being informed by General George C. Marshall that "we proceed with the business of carrying the war to the enemy." UJ. Recognizes Free French To Deal With De Gaulle on French Pacific Islands , LONDON— (/P)— The United States has given partial recognition to the Free French rule in the Pacific and is cooperating in the defense of the French islands there, General Charles De Gaulle's headquarters announced Monday. These islands are vital step- Japs Using Nazi Planes Little Ground Action Reported in Philippines WASHINGTON—W—The War Department reported Monday that General Douglas MacArthur's Philippine forces were bombed by enemy planes with unusual markings which "may have been German built." The raids, made behind the de- ,, ._, , _ fender's lines on Bataan peninsula, I Governing Ihe French Pacific posses- ping stones along routes to New Zealand and Australia. The Free French released the statement to the U. S. consul general at Noumea New Caledonia, which declared the U. S. government would deal with Free French authority in effective control of the French island and "with no other French authority." De Gaulle's French national committee was named officially for the first time as the recognized authority were local and failed to cause damage, the command said. Three two-engined planes were said to have unusual markings, being painted black with while crosses on the wings. Japan is believed to have hud German-built planes in reserve. Ground operations on Ihe peninsula, meanwhile, dwindled to a virtual standstill in the past 24 hours, the department said. British Holding Near Rangoon Japs, However, Believed Massing for New Drive RANGOON —iff)— The British command indicated Monday night that its linos were holding unchanged along the Sitlang river facing "growing numbers of Japanese" apparently preparing for a new assault toward Rangoon and Pegu. Meanwhile the RAF blasted at Japanese positions along the Sittang. bombing targets and starting fires which were said to be burning fiercely when the British bombers returned to their bases. "On the Sittang front there is no change in the military situation" said a communique from general headquarters from Burma. Earlier it was reported that British patrols rushed two Japanese parties in the north, killed most of them and took the rest ' prisoners. sions, although the U. S. maintains diplomatic relations with the Petain government of Vichy. Ex- Woman Dies Mrs. Laura Suggs Succumbs at Texarkana Saturday Mrs. Lmim Suggs, 80, native of llcmpstead county, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. T. R. Steel in Texarkana Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Suggs was born and raised in the Guernsey community. She moved to Texarkana 22 years ago where she had resided ever since. Funeral services were held at the East Chapel at Texarkana at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Otto Teague, pastor of Fairview Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Wilson cemetery near Guernsey. She is also survived by four other children, Mrs. Jessie Mareum of Hope, Mrs. C. R. White of Columbus, two sons. W. A. Suggs of Hope and G. R. Suggs of Texarkana. Not again until 2485 will there occur seven eclipses in one year. There were than many in UKlli—five .>,<>l;u- an dtwo lunar eclipses. Was Largest Army According to Herodotus, the biggest army of ancient times was that of the Persian conqueror, Xerxes, in the fifth century, B. C., who had 2,600,000 fighters. Huge Indian Daui SThe first section of the world's largest irrigation project, which' eventually will provide water for 5,000,000 acres of land through 6400 miles of raniils, has been in sorvieo in lmli:i since 1932. Jap Spearhead Said Cut From Shore Base Dutch Report 27 of 70 Japanese Ships Sunk or Damaged BANDOENG -(/P)- (By telephone to New York)—Allied counter strokes delivered against Japanese invasion forces wedging into Java were declared officially Monday night to have "developed satisfactorily" but all details of the hard fighting defense was kept secret. The official war report acknowledged flatly that "the situation in some ' ' parts of Java is obviously critical" J but added that the invaders were t \ receiving blows, hammers and tongs. '; "Up to now," it continued "there is ' j no information received of Fifth /| Column activities. Everywhere our A troops are going out to meet the Jap- ^ anese." ** "Although there is no question of ' " direct threat to Batavia vital objec- ' ! tives arc being made useless to ex- ,, elude all risks," the communique said. 1 The Dutch and Allied counter moves "^ against the invaders three hard won 'J- beacheads were described with tHese * ! " words: '. "From well informed circles it was i heard that action against Japanese >| troops developed satisfactorily al- *$ though in connection with the charac- J. ter of the operations no details can f* be published. It can be said that '£ the enemy has received fair hits." jftj Aneta reported that up to a short J| time before midnight there had been. J?H no word of any new Japanese land- i* 4 | ings on the Java coast or of ap- f^J proach of any new invasion, armada. 9rt$. By the Associated Press * - Frontally"and'aflank the United-Na-—«f tions. armies in Java strove ^nightly J 'C Monday to smash three' Japanese ,*•; spearhead thrusts into the rich and '"; strategis island and a report sug- ^ gested that the deepest orie of these ^ was sheered off from their shore f ; base. i The immediate goal of the defense '^ was to shatter the invaders before re- -! inforcements from the sea could ar- ft rive. The invading forces were said , i' to have suffered enormous losses al- fs ready. 3 A special Dutch cOmunique said nearly all Japanese fighters engaged ' ; in landing troops and tanks from 20 f transports Sunday near Rembang, easternmost of the three invasion ' points, were sunk in swooping attacks by Dutch planes. Tanks were fired while being un- \ loaded and fell into the sea. Others were set afire, the Dutch said. ' v -,: A Reuters .dispatch from Bandoeng \ reporting British troops in action against the foe said there was reason ,to believe that allied forces had knifed through the supply lines of the i Japanese column which had driven 40 miles inland to capture Soebang. •• Near Allied Headquarters ' Soebang is less than 30 miles north- i east of Bandoeng, headquarters of the United Nations command, fell to the , Japanese within the first 24-hours of ll their invasion. "Japanese troop casualties may be J reckoned in the thousands and losses in tanks, armored cars and artillery in the hundreds," wrote the Reuters correspondent, "but they still come on. : "If Allied forces in Java had been about twice as strong the Japanese attack would almost certainly been doomed to failure," he wrote. The Dutch command, giving no fresh i details on fighting by land, said one motor torpedo boat sunk a Japanese • flotilla leader—a large destroyer— by night in the eastern part of the Java sea. ; An order of the day to British troops in Java said "the Japanese are ; likely to be in superior numbers. They fight better when on attack than on defense and therefore our best chance : is to attack whenever we can." As British Imperials, American and Philippines were fighting only a delaying action in Burma and the Philip- : pines the present main effort of the United Nations pivoted on Java Island, keystone to the Indies. Thousands of Jap Troops Dutch forces, backbone of the United Nations troops in Java, were straining every effort to check the headlong rush of unknown thousands of Japanese whose transports had run the gauntlet of warships and warplanes to land in the extreme west, middle western and middle eastern parts of Java. Taxis commanded as troop carriers poured to the front with green-clad soldiers of Queen Wilhelmina mingling with truck and every other available means of road transportation. Fighting raged along the northern coast and •inland plains. The Japanese were bent on smashing the island's three resistance centers, Batavia, Bandoeng and Soera- baja—within the shortest possible time. The Dutch reported that warships and )>lnnes of the United Nations in ' (Continued on page four)

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