Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 9, 1942 · Page 1
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BUY WHTtB STATES DtrCNSE World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press IF VOLUME 43 —NUMBER 124 Star The Weather- ARKANSAS - Little change in peralurc Monday night. Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Asi'n PRICE 5c COPY Rangoon Taker! ^^^^ . • viV"!$ Our Daily Bread! Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Saving the 'Sour' Gas Of vita! interest to the Hope-Sramps-Lewisville area is the I battle to stop waste of the so-called "sour" gas at a time when its industrial use is just beginning. It may be that this gas will f>\ay as important a part in the industrialization of our own sedhonjjs coal ana^water-power have played in other sections. Mansan Hero of U.S. Victory Over Japanese AP Correspondent ?> Gives Eyewitness Account of Sea and Air Battle (Editors Note; The lollowiny is 'Utm cj/e witness account of a recent thunderous engagement between U. S. Naval and Air Arms and Japanese bombers in the "hornets nest" of the Japanese mandated islands) TOM YAKUnOUGII WITH THE U. S. FLEET IN THE PACIFIC, Feb. 20 (Delayed) — (/Pt— "The flames and smoke and thunder of bombs and guns have died away now and the score is in. •ss "It is a magnifleant victory for Uncle Sam. Twenty Japanese heavy bombers cnme out to get us and all but two were shot into the sea. We lost two planes but rescued one pilot. Not a single surface vessel was dam- •»«5cd." ' ""' - : ' : ' '•"" "Outstanding fliers were Lt. Edward Henry (Butch) O'Hare, 28-year-old Missourian, credited with assisting in the destruction of at least 6 enemy planes and his squadron leader, a 36- year-old native of Arkansas. (The wirkansan's name was not given). "The commander of Ihls test force reported that his entire squadron "attacked the enemy with determination and skill and deadly effect. "This battle of planes against plane ^j protect ships was the first brush with the Japanese in these waters at his own front door—about 3000 miles from Pearl Harbor. "It bore our recent statement of the Pacific Commander-in-chief that we "would carry the fighting to enemy Jirccs"—across the trackless battlefield of 70,000,000 square miles of water. '"The engagement occurred west of the Gilbcrl Island. Our compact forces of warships were in formation around n aircraft carrier and oul here protecting the Allied lifeline. "The carier, the prize larget, was untouched. All bombs fell wide of the mark and torpedo bombers—so successful at Pearl Hurbor—didn't cv- pn appear. It's Fun Buying Tires but Try Keeping 'Em ,j CLARKSBURG, W. Va. -(If)- U was great fun whiie it lasted, but when it was all over red-faced tire dealers had to scurry around buying back more than 100 brand new tires from reluctant customers. ..No one knows just how it starlcd, /til word went around that the government had released certain type tires from the rationing restrictions and the tires sold like hot cakes for u few hours—until the county rationing board stopped in. <Jt took a lot longer to buy 'cm back than il did lo sell 'em. ® This matter is discussed at length in a front-page editorial in the El Dorado Daily News this week-end. And because the interest is local, and the El Dorado paper speaks authoritatively from the county-seat of Arkansas' original oil field, we are reproducing the editorial below— Protect Arkansas' Enormous Sour Gas Resource About ten days ago the Arkansas Oil and Gas commission shut down the Dorcheat, Macedonia and McKamie fields to determine bottom hole pressure and obtain other information for presentation to federal oil authorities. As these fields had been producing, over 50 million cubic feet of sour gas were being burned in flares each day. This is over one third of the estimated potential of about 120,000,000 cubic feet possible production. Sweetened and the cleaned gas being used for commercial and industrial purposes present an enormous opportunity to Arkansas for the production of industrial power at a cost much less than from almost any other source, or in any other locality, except perhaps from one or two exceptionally favorable hydroelectric sites. Yet for some time this resource! has been wasted to the great detriment and damage of the best interests Contract Let forHempstead Test, 32-14-23 Barnsdall Completes Bond No. 3, South Offset to Discovery By Special Correspondent STAMPS - BarnsdaU Oil Company's Bond No. 3, section 11-15-24, south offset to the discovery in the Midway field was flowing Monday 'after casing perforations from 6,407 to 6,427 feet with 80 shots. Top of porosity was 6370 feet. The No. 3 lest brings the total number of producers for the field to seven. Official gauge is not yet available, but operators report the test a good one. Frankel's Burns No. 1, section 1015-24, northeast offset, which was completed the past week, was guaged at 10 barrels hourly on a quarter- inch choke with tubing pressure 125 pounds. Contract has been let to E. G. Bradham, independent drilling contractor and oil man of El Dorado, to drill the Hy Grade Oil Company's Ford No. 1 in the corner of the NW NW section 32-14-23, Hempstead county. Bradham is now at work on a test in the Buckncr field and will probably move onto the Hempstead location when the Buckner test is completed. Other activities in the Midway area f ,, . . , ,, «*•««»*« «^.t.»»«H^.fc» 111 l*IWi»HW WCIJ 111 t^M of the state and Us citizens. Several include Barnsdall coring at the Bond plants for the purification of this gas . No. 2, section 11-15-24, after topping arc in contemplation and at least two | porosity at 6,457 feet. Production pipe Trees cover adout one-fifth of the earth's surface, or roughly 8,000,000 square miles. Cranium Crackers Congressional Quiz The new Congressional Directory doesn't tell all about our .-lawmakers, but you should pass ''the bill without its help on these questions. 1. Who presides over the Senate in the absence of the vice president? 2. Do the House and Senate '. JNaval Affairs Committees direct the fleet in action? 3. Who is the oldest member of the House in point of service, and what important committee docs he head? ,, 4. Name the young Republican '^senator who is the grandson of a famous senator who was one of the leaders in the fi^ht against the United States joining the League of Nations? 5. Name the stales these well- jjknown senators are from: Warren *"R. Austin, Alben W. Barkley, Harry Byrd, Arthur Capper, Joseph C. O'Mahoney. Answers on Comic Page of them are rapidly approaching the start of construction. With the two aluminum plants now under contract in the state and the other war industries already being built or contem- pltUed, there is ample market in sight fofall of the power that can be produced from this gas with due regard to proper conservation procedure. Definite estimates are that by-products from processing this gas will more than cover the cost of the sweeting operations. It scorns pretty well established that these fields are water-driven instead of gas driven, and the chops in pressure indicate that gas had been taken from the fields more rapidly than tile water drive would justify. There can be little question but what closer spacing of these wells than the present 640 acres will be necessary to produce enough gas for the industrial market which will soon be available, and every effort should be made to secure authority for such closer spacing as promptly as possible in order to meet this need. Oil men generally concede that Arkansas has the best conservation law of any stale and that it is well administered by the present commission. Under the existing law the commission unquestionably has full power and authority to so control the production of distillate and gas from these fields as to fully conserve the best interests of the state, its citizens, the royalty owners and the producers. Should it become necessary to rigidly restrict, or even close in these pools until such time as plants are completed to process the gas and u market be available in Arkansas for the sweetened gas the commission should not hesitate to take such action. It is therefore to be hoped and expected that when these fields are opened allowables will be set which will prevent waste and conserve this great natural asset which offers so promising an opportunity for the securing of new industries through an ample supply of power at unusually moderate costs. It is inconceivable that these fields should be permitted to ro-opcn until such time as the gas will not be wasted by being blown into the air or burned. By WILLIS THORNTON Save the Fighting for the Axis r'ew issues before congress ami the public since Pearl lHarbor have Drought on such a storm and possibility of serious division when unity is needed as has the Bankhead amendment. This amendment prohibits sale of government-held farm products at less than parity prices. Opponents of the amendment, including President Roosevelt, charge serious inflation would overtake us and that the costs of eating would leap by one billion dollars annually. Sponsors deny this, and insist farmers will not receive their proper f:hare of the national income until parity prices or belter are achieved. Parity prices are based on a five year price schedule considered by agricultural economists as "good times." Usually this schedule has been based upon the five years before the first World War when farm income soared. Foes of the Bankhead amendment retort here that as a result of prices hitting the peak then, a devastating will probably be run late Monday. The same company had topped the porosity at the Bond No. 4, same section, at 6,347 feet and is drilling ahead below 6380 feet. Schlumberger survey was being made at the Barnsdall's 'Ci-c'ek No.' 1 section 10-15-24 where some saturation was encountered around 6,513 feet. Operators are dubious as to the Creek's favorable outcome, saying the porosity was encountered too low foi a successful well, but that sometimes a freak will occur and the test may make a small commercial producer The Creek lest is a southwest offset Barnsdall was drilling below 6,400 fee at its Beck No. 1 in section 14-15-24 Jap Invasion Fleet Bombed by Australians However, Enemy Forces Land on New Guinea, Mandated Island MELBOURNE, Australia (/T>)— Japanese forces have effected landings at two places on the northeast coast of Australia-mandated New Guinea, under the guns of warships, despite strong resistance by Australian warplanes, the Air Ministery announced Monday. Direct hits were scored on vessels of the invasion armada but it was not immediately clear whether any of the ships were sunk. The first Japanese landing was effected early Sunday morning at Sala- maua—which is just 400 miles by air northeast of the tip of Australia. The second landing was effected shortly afterwards at Lac, 35 miles north of Salarnaua, under cover of bombardment from Japanese cruisers and destroyers. Japanese bombers also were said to have aided in covering landing operations. Soon after the Salamau landings Australian warplanes made daring low flying attacks on the vessels. Japanese aircraft attempted unsuccessfully to halt the attacks of the Australian raiders, all of which returned to base. First Picture of Bomb Damage to Darwin o Presbyterian Men to .. Meet Tuesday Night The monthly supper meeting o£ the Presbyterian men of the church will bo held Tuesday night of this week at 7:30 p. m. with Rev. Harry Winter- mcyer, Pastor of St. Mark's Episcopal church of Hope, as guest speaker. All our men are urged to attend. Quaint "Post Office" St. Augustine, Fla., has a Scotch post office, where tourists by the thousand place notes in a money vino bower, hoping that someone will see their name and write to them. Oil and Gas Filings (Continued on pajje four) Hempstead County Monday, March 9, 1942 Prepared by Jcwcllc Bartlctt Warranty Deed. Dated 2-25-42. Filed 3-7-42. Fred Henry, et al to Mrs. Margaret Schooley. Pt, SEV4 NW'/t Sec. 29 10 S. R. 26 W. 2 acres. Warranty Deed. Dated 2-26-42. Filed 3-7-42. Dora E. Campbell to P. F. Campbell. E'Xs SE'/V, SW% SEW, Pt. NW'/4 SE'/i; Pt. E'/fe SE'/i SW/4 Sec. 28 T. 12 S. R. 23 W. 144 acres. Warranty Deed. Dated 2-21-42. Filed 3-7-42. W. E. Elmorc, ct al to S. H. Smith, et ux. EVi NW'Xi; SW'/i NEV 4 ; NVfe NW'/i SE'/ 4 ; SE>/ 4 UW'A SE>/i; Pt. NE'/4 SE'/i Sec. 29 T. 11 S. R. 25 W. 179.35 acres.; NVz NEi/i Sec. 29; NW'/ 4 NW'/i; Pt. E'/$> NW ] /i Sec. 28 T. 11 S. R. 25 W. 45.10 acres.; Pt. S% SWV4 SWV 4 Sec. 21 T. 11 S. R. 25 W. 168.44 acres. Sontaining in the aggregate 347.79 acres. Royalty Deed. Dated 2-13-42. Filed 3-9-42. P. L. Aslin to J. B. Zick. ;W'/> SE'/4 Sec. 21 T. 13 S. R. 24 W. 80 acres. 40 Royalty acres. (1/16 interest) Deed. Dated 1-27-42. Filed 3-9-42. State of Arkansas to W. B. Street, Trustee. Pt. SW>/4 NE>/4 Sec. 9 T. 13 S. R. i3 W. 3 acres. Pt. W'/a SE>/4 Sec. 6 T. 14 S. R. 23 W. 1 acre. Pt. EVfe NWV 4 Sec. 2 T. 13 S. R. 24 W. 6 acres. Pt. SW'A SE'A Sec. 4 T. 13 S. R. 24 W. 3.38 acres. Pt. SW"/4 NW'/i Sec. 23 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. 1 acre. Pt. NEVi SW'A Sec. 23 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. 1.75 acres. Pt. NW>A SW'A Sec. 23 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. 1.25 acres. NW Pt. SE'A SWV'4 Sec. 23 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. 2 acres. S. Pt. NW'A NW'/i Sec. 27 T. 14 S. R. 25 W. 6 acres. Pt. SW'A NE'/i Sec. 26 T. 13 S. R. 26 W. 8 acres. O. & G. Lease. Dated 2-24-42. Filed 3-9-42. W. A. Collins, et ux to J. K. Wadley. S'A SE%; Se'A SW'A Sec. 34 T. 13 S. R. 25 W. 120 acres (10 years). O. & G. Lease. Dated 3-22-42. Filed 3-9-42. Maud L. Green, et al to J. K. Wadley. S'/a SW'/ 4 Sec. 33 T. 13 S. R. 26 W. 80 acres. Frl. NW'A Sec. 4 T. 14 S. R. 26 W. 60.98 acres. Frl. Sec. 5 T. 14 S. R. 26 W. 13.62 acres. 154.6 acreys. (10 years). Royalty Deed. Dated 2-26-42. Filed 3-9-42. J. B. Zick, et ux to Southland Royalty Company. WVi SE'A Sec. 21 T. 13 S. R. 24 W. (7/128 interest.) (SChilders and wife to Dorothy S. Primn Lafayette County Mm eh V, 1942 1'repared by Eunice Triplett Lcxvisville, Arkansas Royalty Deed: 1/160 Int., R-7, 395, dated 3-4-42, filed 3-6-42. Dorothy S. Primm to J. E. Childers and Dorothy M. M. Childers SE'A of NW-4, and SW'A of See. 11, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1/512 Int., R-7, 390 dated 3-3-42, recorded 3-6-42. J. E N',i of Sec. 13; S'/i of NEVi, N'/ 2 of 'SE'A, and NE'/i of SW'A of Sec. 14 N'/a of NE'A of Sec. 9; WV4 and SVi of NE'A of Sac. 9; SE'A of Sec. 10 SW'A and S'E'A of NW'A of Sec. 11 NW'A and W'/j of NE'A of Sec. 15 and SW'A and 'SWA of NE'A of Sec 10; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Mineral Deed: 3/40 Int., book R-7, page 391, dated 1-24-42, recorded 36-42. The North Central Texas Oil Co. to Emil Mosbachcr. NW'A of NW'A, and SE'A of NW'A of Sec. 17, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royally Deed: 11160 Int., book R-7, page 393, dated 3-3-42, recorded 3-642. J. E. Childers and wife to Dorothy Primm. SE'A of NW'A and SW'Xi of Sec. 11, Twp. 15 S. Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1/512 Int., book R-7, page 394, dated 3-42, recorded 3-612. Dorothy S. Primm to J. E. Childers and Dorothy M. M. Childcrs N'/i of Sec. 13; S'/j of NE'A, NVS of SE'A, NE'A of SW'A of Sec. 14; and N'/4 of NE'A, W'/ 2 , and S'/2 of NE'A of Sec. 9; SE'A, SWA, and SW'A of NEVi of Sec. 10; SW'A, and SE'A of NW'A of Sec. 11; NW'A, and W'A of NE'A of Sec. 15; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 j West. Royalty Deed: 6/400 Int., (12 royalty acres) book R-7, page 396, dated 1-2142, recorded 3-6-42. The North Central Texas Oil Co. to Emil Mosbachcr. Pt. of the W'/ 2 of SW'A of Sec. 15, Rge. 24 West, des as follows: Beginning at the SW cor. of the SE'A uf SW'A, thence north 30 chains, thence west 8 chains, thence south 30 chains, thence cast 8 chains, containing 24 acres; also the SE'A of 'SW'A and SVj of NEVi of SW'A of Sec. 15, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West; also a part of the NW'A of NW'A of Sec. 22, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West, des. as follows: Beginning at the SE cor. o£ the NWVi of NW'A, thence north 20 chains, thence west 8 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence S 8 chains to the point of beginning. Mineral Deed: 9 80 Int., dated 1231-41, filed 3-6-42. The North Central Texas Oil Co. to Emil Mosbacher. SE'A of SW'A of Sec. 14, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, dated 2-9-42, filed 3-6-42. J. N. Landcs and wife to Fred E. Gulhrie. NE'A of NW'/i, SVi of NW'/i of Sec. 3; SV<- of NE'A, N',i of SE'A, E',i of SE'A of SE'A. and all Ihc frl. SW'A of Sec. 4; all in wp. 15 S., R S e. 25 Wesl, and containing in all 418.02 acres. O. & G. Lease: 5 yr. term, dated 3-6-42, filed 3-6-42. Roy A. Baker and wife to Barnsdall Oil Company SE'A o/ NWJ'i, SE'A of NEVi, and the frl. north 27 acres of the SEVi of NE'A, Hope Man Dies of Injuries Troy Bolls Succumbs in Pine Bluff Hospital Marvin Troy Bolls, 28, of Hope, died at Pine Bluff late Saturday night of injuries suffered earlier when the automobile in which lie was riding failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a filling station. A companion, Clarence Hale, was only slightly injured. Both were employed at the. Pine,Bluff Arsenal plant Born at Cale, Arkansas, Mr. Boles moved to Hope with his parents when a small boy, living here ever since. ' He is survived by his widow and a small son, Billy Don, his mother, Mrs. W. M. Hart, 3 sisters, Mrs. T. I. Neal Of Magnolia, Mrs. Julian Spillars of Hope and Rosa Lee Bolls of Hope; and a brother, Dewcy Bolls of Hope. Funeral services will be held at the Herndon-Cornelius Funeral Home at 2.30 Monday afternoon. Burial will follow in Rose Hill cemetery. Active pallbearers; Rae Luck, Lonnie Baber, James Gunter, Clemens, Hollamon, Paul Bain and Buck Powers. Honorary: Fred Luck, Martin Pool, Floyd Crank, Roy Anderson, Dr. G. E Cannon and Jeff Murphy. „,, . , . , , , , . , NEA Service Telephoto Tins bridge was blasted by Japanese planes as they raided Port Darwin, on Australia's northern coast. This photo, first on the bombing of Danvin, was sent more than half way around the world by radio to London, thence relayed by cable and tclcphuto to the Tuitcd States. (Continued on Page Three) Jap General Is Replaced Malaya Conquerer Sent to Philippine Front WASHINGTON -(/PI— The War Department announced Monday that the Japanese conqueror of Malaya, General Tomoyuki Yamashita had been transferred to command of the invaders in the Philippines. General Yanvishila succeeds LI. Gen. Masaharu Homma who was reported to have committed suicide because of failure to destroy General Douglas MacArthurs outnumbered forces. The shift of commanders was reported in a communique which said for the past 24 hours fighting had ceased altogether on the Bataan Peninsula front. Some GOO miles to the south, however, brisk .skirmishes were reported in the vicinity of Digos, on the Davao Gulf of the southern Philippine Island of Mindanao. Ridgdill Runs for Assessor Well Known County Man Seeks Tax Assessing Post John Ridgdill, well known Hempstead county man, announced Monday he would be a candidate for the office of county tax assessor in the BeiiYoerauc primary;electioii this summer. Mr. Ridgdill has lived in Hempstead County practically all his life, at first south of Hope, and a resident of Ward Two, this city, for the last 35 years. He is one of the best known men the county. For 20 years he was associated with the mercantile firm of Johnson & Billingsley, and for the last four years has been with R. M. LaGrone, Jr., & Co. Mr. Ridgdill served as county tax assessor four years, 1931-34, and at one time was Hope chief of police Widely experienced in appraising land and buildings, Mr, Ridgdill sale he is offering for the assessing office at this time because the tax assessoi has tile most important job in the county. "It is the office that puts property on the books, and furnishes the foundation for most of the revenue of the county government and the schools," he said. "I am qualified for the office, and will discharge my duties faithfully. "I appreciate past favors the people have given mo, and I solicit their vote and influence in the Democratic primary election." Draft Dodger Given 5 Years North Arkansas Boy Is Sentenced on Monday FAYETTEVILLE — (ff)— 24-year old John Henry Snider, Jr., of Westfork near here was gbiven a 5-year federal penitentiary sentence Monday for, failing, to report for induction: into the U. S. Army. Pleading innocent Snider, serving as his own lawyer, said he failed to report because "I found out my enemies were trying to draft me, rather than the government." He said his enemies were his neighbors. Draft headquarters here testified that Snider was summoned twice for a physical examination but failed to appear both times. Bandoeng,Java Headquarters, Also Said Lost British Deny | Rangoon Captured as City Is Con- Jl tacted Monday Si • • •'•••.«?,•''.:•'••;$$ BULLETINS -'•'iff! LONDON— (fi>)—NEl goycniniciit^ in exile indicated Monday nigK&|f that there would be no -armistice^ with Japan regardless,of the oul2]S$! come of the last ditch stand «ln|i Java. . LONDON—(#>)—. Withdrawal oi3| British defense forces from Ran--fp| goon already abandoned as a porti!:-| from the now broken Burma 'roads?!,.., to China, was announced o££icialiy;i;8^ Monday night in a statement wliiclivtifj ' said only ruuins were left Proposes Super Strategy Board Senator Would Combine Forces Under One Head WASHINGTON -(.*•)— A proposal that President Roosevelt set up a super-war strategy board headed by a single commander-in-chicf for both Uie army and navy Monday by Senator Hill of Alabama. Speaking as a veteran member of the Senate Military Affairs Committee, Hill told re-porters he had become convinced that immediate unification of command over land, sea and air forces was necessary. Musk-oxen are more closely related to goats than to cattle. TexarkanaMan to Speak Here Rev. O. L. Graham to Address Kiwanis Club The Rev. O. L. Graham, Paslor of First Presbyterian church, Texarkana, Arkansas, will address the Hope Kiwanis Club ?i Ihc Tuesday noonday luncheon at Hotel Henry the program committee announced Monday. The Rev. Graham is widely known as an outstanding speaker. He is also well known in Hope having recently spoken to another civic group here. Ed Hankins, who arranged Tuesday's program, speaker. will introduce the Masons to Confer Degree Tuesday Night The Whitfield Masonic Lodge number 239 will meet 1'uesday night at 7:30 for the purpose of conferring a masters degree, A. L. Carleson, W. M. and John Ridgdill, Secretary, announced Monday. All members are urged to be present. Killed in Fall From Six Story Building PINE BLUFF Allan C. Orto, bunk director, extensive farm operator and business man was killed Monday in a fall from the sixth floor of the Hotel Pines here. He was prounced dead on arrival at a hospital. Mrs. Orto died last September. You can seat five persons at a table in 120 different combinations. RAF Hammers Krupp Factory Daylight Raids Also Kept Up Over France LONDON -(/P)~ Tiie RAF hammered at Essen the home of Germany's great Krupp Munitions works Sunday night, keeping up a round-the-clock schedule of airblows at industrial centers behind the German lines, the air ministry announced Monady. Essen, to which the RAF returned for the first time since last November, was the chief targel of Ihe night raiders which spread over the industrial Ruhr area. Docks in occup- icdterritory were also bombed. Eight British bombers failed to return. Also British bombers continued their daylight offensive over northern France Monday. Anti-aircraft fire could be heard across the channel. The roar of guns shook buildings on the English side. Soon after the gunfire the RAF planes came speeding back home. Reds Report Success Kursk-Kharkov Area MOSCOW (ffi)— Soviet troops broke German resistance on the Kursk- Karkov front southwest of Moscow and captured a number of inhabited places, the Moscow radio announced Monday. TOKYO — (#>)— Imperial headquar|S| tors announced Monday the fall Rangoon capital of Burma, to thjej Japanese. . . ' . ..^7|5l| A communique said Japanese arrhyS forces completed occupation of *H~- s , important port at 10 a. m. Sunday|| after destroying the main deferiseg forces ha the neighborhood o£ the''cap-% ital. " ' The announcement also said Pegu, 40 miles north of Rangooigp was captured 'Saturday afternoon, 'i^ "With the fall of Rangoon" imperial Tokyo headquarters said "the -main! objective of Japanese operations'(_„ the Burma front has been attained;',?! Situation in Rangoon Critical LONDON -(IP)- The War'.'obfficH still was in contact with Rangoc day and although the situation^: the .city ,\yas..described as critical^ military commentator said thereAw'i no confirmation of, the Japanesejire port that it had been captured. The commentator said the garrisSSl at Rangoon began demolishion 6f;th§j last usable military installations; day. ......;• Reports reaching here said the ter of fighting on the Burma jfrbntl^. still was in the Pegu district, 40 rniles;:^ north of Rangoon, where British tanlc?^ were bearing the brunt of a defensive^' '' stand. '. :\.;; Japanese patrols were reported have cut the Rangoon-Mandate va road at two places. ; The commentator said the ihva'dt,.,,,,^ probably were attempting to infiltratfejl through the heavy wooded hills : of Pegu in an effort to cut other road which angles norlhwespflt of Rangoon to Prome, on the way \Q V SS| India. .•••.*..*. WASHINGTON —(/P)— Creation o£ an Anglo-American Caribbean Commission which will seek to encourage and strengthen social and economic cooperation between American and British outposts in the Caribbean was announced Monday. , Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close March 16.40 May is.53 July 18.64 October lg.85 December 18.87 January 18.88 March 1890 NEW YORK March 18.36 May 18.48 July 18.57 October 18.63 December .'. 18.67 January , 18.69 Middling spot 20.15. Java Overrun LONDON —W)— Japanese invaders overrunning the final Dutch citadel of Java have captured the war cap"ij' ! M. ital of Bandoeng and their imperiaiitff headquarters declared Monday theS 1 ?!?! had froced the unconditional surrend^WijP er of the 93,000 Dutch and 5,000 U.'Sjflf and British and Australian troops. ; ''^§8 The Dutch stoutly denied thereI'h'' been any general surrender but Adelaide, Australia Lt, Governor-Gen^^l eral Hubertus J. Van Mook told r the fall of Bandoeng. . ,' "But our people are battling the resources they have left," he ded. ' The official Tokyo announcemen heard here said the defending troops'J capitulated near Bandoeng and ne the naval base of Soerabaja at 3 '. m - '' Bandoeng was headquarters of tlie tj Dutch army and also the arsenal of 5?^ the rich island pouulated by 48 mil-.", 1 ''"** lions. "i Highly placed Nctherland authorities;? declared the Dutch would fight on tQ:4l destruction. Van Mook said a fair number of na ?J || val personnel escaped from Java. 2 Negroes Hurt in Auto Wreck Car, Trailer Collide About 5 Miles West of Hope Two negroes were slightly injured 'J' t late Sunday night when the automobile •;/ j in which they were riding collided '"ft with a trailer, pulled by a car own- ' cd and driven by Arthur Roberts, %; Bowie, Texas, about 5 miles west of V Hope 011 the Fulton highway. Oc?: • cupants of the Texas automobile were ;;s not hurt. Charlie Terry, Fulton negro, was treated at the Julia Chester hospital here, suffering a lacerated arm, Verbee Ellis, negro woman companion ol Hope, suffered a scalp wound. Both ; were released from the hospital shortly after. The trailer and the car driven by the negroes were badiy daniaged. State Police Sergeant L. S. Djlli- 33|f huniy investigated the accident, ««•«

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