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BUY UNITED STAttS DCFCNSC . STAMPS Served by the No. 1 News Organizations — The Associated Press & Wide World 0 Hope Star The Weather Cooler Wednesday Night. -sis lifc vVsftiS • '• >" ! 'iiVJ'i xrf* !'-.»: ;•.»' *g£ .•••' V !>• VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 126 Stor of Hopo, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH II, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NBA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c Fight for Australia Begins Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Trouble in India India, clamoring for independence for most of this generation, has chosen this critical hour to threaten revolt if Great Britain doesn't recognize her claim. Britain, with her usual ^deliberatipn, continues to debate the matter even as the Japanese push toward India's back door. _ ^g However, Sir Hitler Asks for 2,500,000 Men From His Allies Would Throw Them Against Russia in New Spring Offensive By the Associated Press i^» Adolf Hitler was reported Wednesday to have called upon Italy, Hungary and Slovakia for 2,500,000 fresh troops to bolster the heralded spring offensive and fill the gap left by 9 months of slaughter in the war with Russia. J) Advices reaching London said Hitler desperately needed manpower to replace the Nazi losses in dead, wounded and missing and had Demanded a million troops from Italy, 1,500,000 from Hungary and 100,000 from Slo- i vakia. 1 . 5 Soviet authorities declared on February 22 thai Germany had lost million men on Ihe Russian front. With pro-spring thaws already melting snow on the long battleline dispatches indicated that the Russians [^ were smashing with ever increasirij fury lo demoralize the Germans anc keep them reeling backwards inslear .of organising jt\ spring youpter tVive. A bulletin from Hitler's field headquarters acknowledged thai Ihe Red armies were sinking in mass attack: ••s on the southern front and holding the initiative on both the Moscow and Leningrad fronts. Olie Olsen Buys Hope Creamery Purchases Hope Dairy From W. M. Ramsey Wednesday Stafford Cripps, ormer ambassador to Moscow, and vtreme Left Winger in the cabinet, as just been dispatched to India by "rime Minister Churchill. Cripps is fortunate choice as special envoy, le was preceded to India by Chiang Cai-Shok, head man of all China. Certainly a radical Englishman and patriotic Chinese are a pair to save ndia for the United Nalions if any air can. Bui il is vaslly irritating to Amor- cans to sec how the British invariably ivail until the llth hour to clean up i deadly peril lo our consolidated rnisc, simply because British dollars ire at slake. Veslod inlcrcsts descend- ng from the old British East India company still hang on, back in Lon- lon. But they are gone, and the sooner this is admitted, and India is ;iven Commonwealth status, the sooner will the threat of total Japanese conquest be lifted from the face of the Orient. Nearly two years ago Gaston Foote, Methodist minister of Little Rock, :hen acting editor of the Arkansas Methodist, wrote a biting, truthful editorial about British double-dealing in India, stating that if the British expected the rest of the Anglo- Saxon world to go "all out" for victory over Ihe Axis liberty must be given India so thai India's millions would be willing to fight on our side. I remember reprinting the Methodist's editorial in this column. All that it said was true—but only at this late day is Britain preparing to do anything about it. By WILLIS THORNTON Cripps Comes Back He looks like uji assistant cashier who has given up all hope of becoming cashier, or perhaps an undistinguished associate professor in an undistinguished mid western college. He is partly bald. His teeth arc partly bad. At his best, he might remind you of Woodrow Wilson. He is no Churchill as an orator. His manner of speaking is austere and he does not bother to leaven the bad news with good glib generalities. Yet Sir Stafford Cripps today has totally captured the imagination ol the English masses. In his opening speech as war cabinet member anc new leader of the House of Commons he told the English that all extravagances—including popular amusements—would have to go, naming .specifically such people's favorites as racing and boxing. They loved il. He is a political misfit. His father 8th Producer Brought in for Midway Field Barnsdall's Bond No. 2, in 11 -15-24, Is Flowing Into Pits By Special Correspondent STAMPS - The Barnsdnll Bond No. 2 in section 11-15-24 was flowing into pit after casing perforation Wednesday—the eighth successful producer To Send Cripps to India With Freedom Plan Churchill Renews Promise of Dominion Status After War LONDON — W) — Prime Minister in the Midway field. Porosity was encountered at 0,457 feet. No gauge report on production has been made public. Barnsdiill's Bond No. 4 in section 11-15-24 remained shut down Wednesday on account of high creek water. Barnsdall's Beck No. 1 in section 1015-24 is waiting on cement after set- ling production pipe. Operators are scheduled to drill plug at 9 o'clock Thursday night. Barnsdall has abandoned its Creek No. 1 test in section 10-15-24 extreme southwest offset from the discovery well. The Midway field seems to be deve- oping toward the east and south— although Frankel's Burns No. 1, the extreme northwestern test from the discovery, pointing toward explora- ion in Hempstead county, and which s a definite producer, was reported Wednesday as looking better. ^»-*-«» Kiwanis Hears Rev. Graham Texarkana Pastor .» _ . . ,, ,, .-, o the first Baon Parmoor, was « Purchase of the Hope Creamery & inent , , sh . S(a fo , d , Dairy Co. from W. M. Ramsey was J announced Wednesday by Olie Glsen, well known local citizen. Mr. Olsen will operate the property as Olio's Dairy. II maintains cxten- jwive milk-gathering lines contacting Inilk producers of this section; a pasteurizing plant, the only one in this area; and a home delivery service for retail customers. Mr. Olsen has been on the road as a commercial salesman for the last 11 Siyears, but with his purchase of Ihe dairy will remain in Hope permanent- Little Activity on "Bataan Battlefront WASHINGTON—(/P)—The War Department reported Wednesday that the situation in Bataan where General Douglas MucArthur's faces superior JfJapanc.se forces apparently has been stabilized temporarily with neither air nor ground activities in the last 24-hours. C Italians Claim 50,700 Tons Shipping Sunk ROME—(/P)—The high command asserted Wednesday that 50,700 tons of shipping had been sunk by Italian ^submarines off the coast of the United Stales and said of Ihis total 23,000 tons had been sent to the bottom in a single week. Cranium Crackers ™ By the Associated Press NEW OILEANS Close March 18 - 48 May 18-62 July - 18.?5 October 18.96 J December 18.98 January 18.99 March NEW YORK March May 18.59 c July 18.69 •* October 18.77 f. December 18-78 January Middling spot 20.20, Churchill repeated Wednesday Britain's promise of dominion status fo Imperial India after the war and an nounced that his ranking aide Sir Stafford Cripps would go to India, as representative to seek assurance that a precise plan, already drafted by London, would gain Indian acceptance. The promise of the Indian self-government within the British commonwealth of nations after the war was first made in August 1940, and so far has failed to satisfy the Indian nationalists. But Prime Minister Churchill in a long-awaited statement to the House of Commons disclosed that the government in order "to close these general declarations with precision and to convince all classes, races anc creeds in India of our sincere resolve' had gone a step forward and agreec to a detail plan. He did not, however, disclose the exact, nature of the concession by which his government hoped to win the loyalty of India's 350 millions for defense of the rich continent, now threatened by the Japanese advanci in Burma and to the Indian ocean. Sir Stafford will also confer with General Sir Archibald Wavell, the British command in India, on military situation. Sir Stafford, a member of the war cabinet, had volunteered for the task, Churchill added and goes with "the full confidence of the government." First U. S. Pictures From Australia lawyer and a good one, good enougl j that he has caned $100,000 a year In 1927 hc was appointed king's coun- sellor, in 1930 solicitor general. But he is a "radical" too. Fou years ago the British Socialists ex pelled him. Hc was consorting with left wingers, said they, and pushing too strongly for a popular front with Russia. Hc insisted then that a crmbimition belween democratic England and communistic Russia was a iKitural alliance lo slop the dynamic political aggressions of Hitler and his threatened military conquests. Hc is still a misfit politically. But he is filling neatly into the fighting • mad Britain of today, the Britain that is demanding an end to the long series of Dunkirks, the Britain that is demanding positive offensive action to help the Russia thai Cripps has been so right about. Sir Stafford's one-time detractors are jumping in bed with him. Many Britons—high and low—believe he may replace the colorful Churchill. The Colonel Blimps who called Singapore impregnable said Russia would fold up under the Nazi army's first pressure. Sir Stafford didn't think so. He was in Russia as ambassador to the Kremlin when Hitler invaded. He stayed in Moscow when the Germans were almost within artillery range. He returned to England after the Red Army had hurled back the invader. He came back as a prophet with honor. He is the man of today in England. And somehow to the British people—and to other peoples—his homely face is a shining symbol of better days to come. I Blevins P.T.A. to Hold Meeting Thursday The Blevins P. T. A. will hold its regular meeting Thursday night planned by Mrs. L. O. Lee. All members arc urged to attend. • «*J«bM I V%\0 ••«• • WdPIWI Addresses Group Tuesday Noon Tracing the history of Japan from Is beginning unlil Ihe present hour he Rev. O. L. Graham, Pastor of the first Presbyterian Church, Texarkana, old Ihe Hope Kiwanis Club Tuesday at their noonday luncheon at lotel Henry, that if America had "levolopcd Japan religiously with the equal fervor that they helped develop her materially, and politically, .his war might have been avoided. Speaking on a program arranged jy Ed Hankins, the Rev. Graham told at the hislory, mannerisms, habits, ind the working of the minds of the Japanese. He pointed out that the Japanese did not want foreigners in Japan. But after Admiral Perry forced :hem to accept Americans they saw that the Western civilization had an inventive mind so they felt they could allow foreigners to come into Ihcir country. Then they would be able lo copy these inventions and to improve them; their plans were later to drive from their shores all foreigners. "The hour has come when Japan says Asia for the Asiatic because she feels that she has gained all from the Western world that it can give her in knowledge, education, and culture," Mr, Graham added. Also appearing on Tuesday's program was the Rev. Millard Baggett, Pastor of (he First Christian Church who sang Iwo seleclions. Other guests were Dr. Thomas R. Brewster, Ray Luck, Henry Haynes, J. Newt Pentecost, and Mrs. J. E. Hamill. More Power for Brazil President Gives Self Power to Declare Emergency, War RIO DE JANEIRO-(XP)-President Vargas issued a decree Wednesday giving himself authorily to declare u state of war or a state of emergency throughout the country in case of foreign menace, imminent of internal disturbance or existance of a plan of conspiracy. The decree was issued as Brazil expected increasing shipping losses as the result of Axis submarine activity along the United Stalcs- Atlantic coast and declared that "from the time the use of armed forces for defense of the state become necessary the president will declare a state of emergency or war." The government shipping line said the government ordered suspension of all sailing to the United States and recalled to Rio de Janeiro all Brazilian ships now en route to the United States. L<|(s of Birds Bird species of the world greatly outnumber species of mammals and reptiles combined. The latter two have about the same number of species as each other. AllSSJCS Bomb in Big Armada Battle Now Raging in Full Fury for New Buinea Island m nil iow|||| •"' fi iSsi By the Associated Press ; r :H Australian bombers struck srriasl ing blows at Japanese warships .W^et. nesday and claimed to have sunk^o: damaged at least seven but unofficial reports said the enemy's great'y,ii vasion vent of convoys coritinui moving toward their eventual ing off bases in New Guinea. It seemed clear that the battle __ the approaches to Australia was\nO;y raging in full fury. J :;iL,. v Hitting their hardest blows of,. ; CJKip.. war on the gathering Japanese injgfi* vasion armada Australians were reiis*) ported to have sunk at least I and left five others beached, and burning. : iisifi Three waves of RAF bpmbersfS' pounded the Japanese fleet and the aerial counter blows 'were! continuing Wednesday. British dispatches from Canberp said Japanese invasion fleets were r6-|i ported moving toward Port Moresbjfev on the south coast of New Guineaff 300 miles from the Australian main lift iland. ,.:'•. •.. -^ Continuously Attacking Australian planes were said to; continuously attacking the ships. . •• ..'y. - . ' :.; : ;,^| In Tokyp, apparently unmaskihj Japan's "; next move,; a governjni' 1 " spokesman warned Australia to: without-.a' fight or suffer'-."the', fate that has befallen Smgapbre'anc Java.";' ...;•_.-.. '.-. ••.::• ,'•*•"'•''•• <^'^--^& NEA Service Telephoto These three pictures are the first to arrive from Australia since the United Slates entered the war in December. Top photo is of a U, S, "Flying Fortress" crew leaving their plane after being in action against the Japs in the Philippine area. At lower left a crew member of the big bomber dons his oxygen mask and waves "thumbs up" before taking off on a {light. In the lower right picture a member o£ the crew counts bullet holes punched in the "fortress's" wing during action against Japs in the Philippines. These planes, now in Australia facing possible Jap invasion, have given a good account of themselves In air fighting over the Philippine area. Oil and Gas Filings Lafayette County March 7, and 9, 1942 Prepared by Eunice Tripled l.cwisvHIe, Arkansas (i)24, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 9/640 Int., (9 royalty acres), book R-7, page 412, dated 226-42, recorded 3-7-42. J. M. Nicholas and wife to W. W. Nicholas. N'/j of Mineral Deed: 1/16 Int., book T-7, page 226, dated 3-7-42, recorded 39-42. A. H. Boswell and wife to J. N. Landes. WVi of NW'A of Sec. 22, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, book T-7, page 227, dated 2-24-42, recorded 3-9-42. Henry Moore Jr. et al to J. K. Wadley. N'/j of SWV 4 of Sec. 32, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West; SW'/4 of NW%, and NW'/i of SW% of Sec. 5, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 24 West. Assignment of O. & G. Lease: Book M-7, page 380, dated 3-4-42, recorded 3-7-42. J. W. Love and wife to Fred E. Guthrie. NE'/i of 'Sec. 2, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. Deed for Forfeited Mineral Rights: Book M-7, page 382, dated 1-27-42, recorded 3-9-42. State of Arkansas to W. B. Street, Trustee.186 acres N. & E. of R. in Sec. 23, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. in the High School auditorium. The Royalty Deed: 1/64 Int., dated 3- subjcct of the meeting will be "The I 9-42, filed 3-9-42. J. W. McClendon School, the Citadel of Democracy." to L. H. Edwards. The South Frl. half A very interesting program has been of the NE ] 4 of Sec. 26, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 25 West, containing 57.25 acres. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr term, dated 120-42, filed 3-9-42. Lucy Chambleas Early man had nearly a hundred Harlan, Ind., and as Trustee for Rich- organs in his body that today are ard Allen Bean and, Adrian J. Bean to regarded as useless, or nearly so. , W. G. McGill. SWVi of SWVi of Sec. SW'/i of Sec. 9, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West, i Nevada County March 10, li)42 Prepared by Helen Ucslcrly Royalty Deed, filed 3-10-42, A. C. Barnett et ux to E. T. Spain, SE NW E SW NW, Sec. 12, Twp. 15, Rge. 23. O. & G. Lease filed 3-10-42, J. Frank Wilson to J. B. Warmack, N NE, Sec. 2, Twp. 15, Rge. 20. Assignment O. & G. Lease, filed 3-10-42, R. E. Anderson et ux to Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., NE SW NE SE, Sec. 36, Twp. 14, Rge. 21. Mineral Deed, filed 3-7-42 Otis Gleghorn et al to Katherine D. Buchanan, NE SE; N NW SE SE SW; Sec. 34-37, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Warranty Deed, filed 3-10-42, D. I. Bolls et ux to R. J, Hall, S SE, SW, Sec. 2, Twp. 13, Rge. 21. Royalty Deed filed 3-9-42 Virginia Brown et al to R. C. Casey, SE NE; NE SE; E SW NE, Sec. 20, Twp. 14, Warranty Deed, filed 3-10-42, A L. Gentry et ux to Dale Gentry, SW (Continued on Page Two) Japs Say U.S. Cruiser Sunk Assert S. S Marblehead Goes Down in Indian Ocean .TOKYO—(/P)—Impqrial headquarters declared Wednesday that a Japanese cruiser squadron operating in the Indian ocean west of Australia had sunk the U. S. Cruiser Marblehead. The sinking occurred March 2, the report said. A Japanese destroyer, the announcement added, sank the Dutch mino- .swecper Jan van Mastel between Bali and Java on March 9. On March 7, it said, Japanese naval units shelled Christinas Island, a British possession in the Indian ocean south of Java, causing heavy damage to military installations. The 7.050-ton Marblehead was the third United Stales cruiser claimed by the Japanese as sunk during the battle of Java without any cooperation from any other sources. (The others were the Augusta and Houston ,both of the 9050-ton class and it was possible thai with all three tlie Japanese were issuing the claims either for their propaganda effect or in an effort to extract denials which might betray the disposition of the U. S. naval forces in Oriental waters. Cotton Montana Excursion Trip through the states with Cranium Crackers continues with a move into Montana, a state of gold, silver, copper, mountains and ranches. Dig into these questions about the Bonanza State. 1. Is Missoula, Butte, Helena or Great Falls the capital of Montana? 2. Name (lie famous senior senator from Montana. 3. At what Montana town did Jack Dempscy fight Tommy Gibbons? 4. Is Montana bounded on the north by North Dakota, Canada or Wyoming? 5. What famous historical event took place near the Little Horn river in Montana? Answers on Comic Page Big Social Land Experiments of FSA Hit by Farm Bureau ®Threaten Principle of Private Ownership, Says Short The following statement has been given The Star by R. E. Short as president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation: "While we recognize the need of relief assistance to worthy farmers, under certain conditions, we believe the basic economic problems of all farmers are mutual and that the fundamental solution to them is a fail- price for their products and a fail- income return on their time, labor, and investment. This has been the principal objective of the national farm program which the Farm Bureau has sponsored. In the last two years much progress has been made toward the attainment of this objective and this program has brought more benefits to farmers, low-income or otherwise, than has the Farm Security Administration or any other operations carried on by the federal government. Yet, there is nothing in the record thai identifies the Farm Security Administration as a champion of the parity principle or that its administrative officers attach any significance to it in their paproach to the solution to the over-all farm problem. "Efficient, economical administration is desirable at all times, but is an absolute necessity now when we are engaged in an all-out effort to win the war. Farmers are in favor of the strictest economy and efficiency in the administration of all agricultural programs and recognize that it is absolutely imperative that we eliminate all unnecessary expenditures and all duplication and overlapping in the national farm program. The time has arrived when we must have coordination and when we must conserve our resources and our manpower to help win Die war. The readjustments necessary can be made now with the least amount of hardship to any individuals and with the maximum effort to agriculture's war effort. Makes for Confusion "A battery of government employes, many of whom make conflicting recommendations, calling upon farmers almost daily has resulted in much confusion and has been a handicap to full production in the war effort and n addition .pointing to the Farm Security Administration as an c ample, has led to greater regimentation. The aggregate bill for all farm expenditures is charged to agriculture which makes it the responsibilily ^ M dispatch said the Dutch Lt. Gen. Heinter Poorteiv had all Netherlands Indies troops on island, to lay .down their arms. S Imperial Tokyo headquarters, ,said| the Japanese had captured; 93,00(j| troops including 2,000 command ing ? ofl| ficers in the Indies invasion. This Vwa'iss, a scaling down of Tuesday's, clairn". ; of|' 98,000 prisoners taken. • ^Mffi?V Still Fighting bi Java •'-•'•;**& In Melbourne Lt. Gov. Hubertus' J, van Mook o£ the Dutch Indies said that about 3,000 Australian, troops were probably still fighting'''in the " ; mountain jungles east and west of,' t Bandoeng, the Japanese-occupied! '* |flc|rmer miHtuify cfep'ital, and that' i * other defenders were battling in easU ; ern Java, Van Mook said Allied forces were ( t, carrying on the fight in unoccupied ' sectors of the 622-mile long island' and were under orders not to obeyC^i commands from leaders who had fall- . <' en into Japanese hands. " ' • In London authorized quarters ack- J nowledged that the strength of the £•' main Japanese battle fleet had "not ' been impaired by Japan's far-flung .^ sweep of conquest" and declared thatf Japan could now be expected to lash t program which are not essential. "This does not mean that we favor the complete abolition of the Farm Security Administration. It does mean that we favor drastic curtailment of the farm tenant purchase program and some of the other activities of this agency, but at least a part of the program should not be abolished forthwith. We feel that assistance should be limited to the needs of de- Moresby on the Gulf of Papua in ^ •$ southwest New Guinea for the thircl%>»^ day in succession. The port is only j,^ 40 minutes flight from the Australian ? Hi| mainland. *>' \*| In the battle of Burma the withdrawal of British imperial troops,^ from the southern Burma trap left the „;) Japanese invasion forces in control of the great Irrawaddy Delta which' ranges 100 miles into the Bay of Ben-,"' serving farmers who are not eligible 'or other sources of credit or who cannot find their places in industrial iroduction. Purchasing of large areas of land and the establishment of cooperative purchasing and selling organizations and other activities already being carried out effectively by other agencies should be discontinued. Social experimentation with government funds at this time is next lo treason. Federal expenditures charged to agriculture should be limited to items unquestionably necessary. Overhead Cited "There is a crying need to reduce the overhead and administrative expenses for carrying on all of these activities. For example, in 1940 the Farm Security Administration employed a total of nearly 16,000 permanent employes and expended almost ?36,000,000 for administration (in 1941— ?47, 000,000) to serve a small percentage of farmers. In the same year it employed almost 14,000 persons and expended over $30,000,000 to administer its rural rehabilitation program alone, through which 299,000 loans were made in that year and a total of 737,207 loans were outstanding on January 1, 1941. On the other hand the emergencmy crop and feed loan program under the Farm Administration during the same year required only 1,459 employees and a total administrative cost of $3,505,966 to service 1,351,212 loans outstanding and to make 160,848 new loans This is just an indication of the sav- (Continued on Page Two) gai. Tabernacle to Hold Revival Rev. B. H. Campbell to Open Session Sunday A "Back to God and the Bible" campaign will open at the Hope Gospel Tabernacle on Sunday, the Rev. J. E. Hamill, Tabernacle Pastor, an r nounced Tuesday. This series of special services will be conducted by Evangelist and Mrs. Bird H. Campbell, Little Rock. The Rev. and Mrs. Campbell arc widely known as outstanding Evangelists having traveled throughout the Unit? ed States and Canada m this work. Mrs. Campbell is an accomplished musician and soloist and will take part in the forthcoming Revival meeting. The Rev. Hamill stated that special emphasis would be put on "Back to God and the Bible" in this speciaj meeting. The congregation singing will be^ led by the Rev. S. A. Mays, an4 special singing and music will be (Continued on Pege Two)

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