Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 23, 1942 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, March 23, 1942
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v« BUY WITtO STATES ocrcNsc ••& *OMD« f STAMPS M|ir Served by the No. 1 News Organizations — The Associated Press & Wide World <* Star The Weather ARKANSAS - Warmer Monday night. VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 136 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 23, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 47 Jap Planes Shot Down Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN '.* Mr. Arnold Sounds Off An Editorial of Two Years Ago Newspapers this week-end headlined the testimony of Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold before the house j, judiciary committee Saturday as '"a New Deal attack upon labor unions. ' But I think you will find Mr. Arnold was simply speaking for Mr. Arnold. Italians Report Attacking Big British Convoy Assert Battle Still Raging Somewhere in Gulf of Sirte y. HOME — (/P) — Heavy naval engagements were reported raging Monday off the North African coast with Italian warships hammering at a big British convoy, which the high command said has been crippled by Axis torpedo, carrying planes in n running •IV fight. The convoy was first sighted Saturday afternoon in the eastern Mediterranean by Italian submarines, the announcement said, and was shadowed all the following day by Axis air I . scouts. The command reported: ' "Our torpedo carrying planes were sent out in mass formations from various bases in waves against the enemy naval forces. "Our airmen adaciously attacked frctpv very...closeu»nfie.,in..disregaud.,Qf. ' The New Deal is a coalition govcrn- '©menl comprising enthusiastic labor j unions on the one hand and considcr- ably-lcss-enthusiastic farmers on the other. And when the leather pinches real tight it is union labor that gets a new pair of shoes and it is the rest of the country that goes bare-foot. This is about as good a place as any to clear up a few things. The administration presents itself as Ihc friend of union labor, in a day when Ihe right of American workmen to organize is universally recognized. Unionism itself is no issue. But where unionism is applied IS AN ISSUE. The government has encouraged and abetted union organizations in vital National Defense plants, and countenanced extortionate wage increases that the people as taxpayers must eventually pay. The same week-end that Thurman Arnold was making his precious talk aeforc the house judiciary committee the CIO was publishing demands upon General Motors Corporation for dpllar-a-day wage increases—with additional increases every 90 days. General Motors, now making no automobiles or refrigerators, presumably is manufacturing 100 per cent for National Defense. What Labor mid Capital do to each other in the struggle for private profit is nobody's business but their own. But whal either of them does to the other in Defense industries they do ap.ainsl the common good—even Ihe actual safely and.liberty of this, their own country, America. , And they do it with the conivance enemy's heavy anti-aircraft barrage and smoke screens of escorting naval units and scored rpccated hits on transports and warships," the com- munique added. "This very afternoon our naval ^ formation succeeded in overtaking this '*•* British formation in the Gulf of Sirle while il was endeavoring to avoid engagement by taking cover and inflicted heavy damage, the detail;; of which will be announced later,' the command said. Bulgarian King to Confer With German Heads Will Discuss His Country's Port in Nazi Spring Offensive ' BERN, Switzerland (/Pj— King Boris of Bulgaria was reliably reported en route to Berlin Monday to discuss Bulgaria's job with the Axis armies on the middle east front this spring and his country's ambition to become the guardian power of the Balkans. He is expected to confer with Hitler and Hitler's ace diplomat Franz von Papcn, German ambassador to Turkey who is enroutc to a conference with the Fuerher. conviction that Bulgaria would cntci the war actively if Turkey became involved and Turkey is Rumania's traditional enemy. An attempted Axis drive this spring to gain oil fields at Baku and the use of the Dardanelles would bring Turkey to the necessity of choosing whether to figli to yield concessions to the Axis. Italian propaganda ministry's spokesmen acknowledged the presence in Bulgaria of considerable number of Axis troops. Bulgaria also has been used as a winter base for the repairs of planes and other equipment damaged on the Russian front. Work of improving airports and roads leading to the Turkey border began more than a year ago when the first German troops entered- the country and carried on steadily since that time. Black sea ports like-wise have been improved. Barnsdall Board 1 Here Tuesday Oil Directors Will ,,j Dine at Hotel Barlow at 12:30 President E. B. Recser of Tulsa, Okla., and the board of directors of the Barnsdall Oil company will take jyuncheon at Hotel Barlow Tuesday noon honroing the company's discovery of the Midway oil field just south of Hope, it was announced from the htel Monday afternoon. The Barnsdall official party spent .the week-end in Hot Springs. " With President Reeser will be the following board members: William Dewey Doucks, chairman of the board, New York; James A. Dunn, vice president and secretary, New York; E. M. Skeehan, vice president fiand treasurer, Tulsa; D. L. Frawley, Pitlsburgh; D. R. Snow, Tulsa, and William C. Whaley, Los Angeles, Sgt. Clifford Wyart ? Home on Furlough Sergeant Clifford Wyatt ended Monday a 10-day furlough spent with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wyalt of Hope. Sergeant Wyatt enlisted in »lhc Army nine years ag,o serving in the Philippines, and now being stationed with the Army Recruiting Service at Denver, Colo. He was a Star newsboy in the same group of boys as three who are now adult members of tlie newsppaer organization: Paul jj\jbnes, managing editor; Thomas Jobe, linotype operator and pressman; and Geroge Reed Kirk, job printer. «•»-••» Arthur D. Erwin Is v-vNow Army Corporal Arthur D. Erwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Erwin of Hope, has been promoted to the rank of corporal at the Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Stockton Field, California. He 4 is assigned to the Radio Deparunent. Corporal Erwin is a graduate of Laneburg Central High School. He cnliited in the U. S. Army March 26, 1941. • —, n. >^mt u "HP • i ' - • j* The migration instinct in barn swal- Tbws is so strong that they sometimes leave fledglings to starve so they may obey it. of the prevailing government. *^**i-.*j-.-:jj. r - j^ w * i...,, '^-.^..j- On June U, 1940, the day Paris fell before the oncoming German barbarians, I wrote a critical editorial on American government. I keep reading pieces in the press today about "Wake Up America—It Is Late." But how late you may not really know—until you recall that this editorial was written nearly two years ago, and until you measure how litlle our governments internal policy has changed despite its constanl warnings that we are in danger abroad. Here is that Star editorial of two years ago—June 14, 1940: Collapse of France Nations Lose From the Inside Exactly five weeks from the day the Germans starled Ihcir "lolal war" Paris is caplured, France is hinling surrender—and it begins to look more like a French collapse than a German victory. It was Friday, May 10, that the Nazis invaded Holland. This is Friday, June 14— five weeks later—and the Germans arc in Paris. A world power like France isn'l conquered in five weeks—if it happens, it happens from the inside. And France today stands as a deadly warning to all citizens of every democratic country on earth. You need only recall the newspaper history of France since Ihc last war to understand what was going on behind the scenes in Paris. The French after 1918 were "top- dogs" in Europe. They had what was supposed to be the No. 1 army of the world. They had a fleet second only to Britain's, in Europe. They had a gold reserve second only to Iho Uniled States' —and per capita France had actually more gold than anybody. And what did France do between two world wars? Her people quarreled among themselves, class against class, industry against industry, each seeing which could gel Ihc most out of the government. Cabinet afler cabinet rose and fell, crushed by the impossible task of asking government to take care of the people, when it is the people who have to take cure of government. France had millions of pensioners, and those who did work for a living worked precious few hours. It was the way the French people wanted it—and Paris" was a pleasant place to live . . . civilized people in a civilized land. And then the barbarians came. There is an ancient parallel you know about. Rome ruled the world for flOO years. But the Romans grew old and lazy and corrupt. They allowed their politicians to bribe the voters with free corn . . , And one day the barbarians came down— of all places!—out of this same Germany and took Rome and burned it and reduced the Romans to slaves. 1 am tired of hearing these modern Germans called "supermen." They put their pants on like other men. History simply says of Old Rome: "The city had grown old and corrupt, and the barbarians came down out of the hills and British Sink 10 Italian Ships in Mediterranean Submarine Attack Within Sight of Coast of Southern Italy LONDON — tfP)— British submarines striking with torpedoes and shell fire within sight of watchers on the coasl of Italy and her Albania vassal state have sunk two Italian submarines, two supply ships, G schooners and a troop-jammed motor ship, the admiralty announced Monday. The blows to Italy's sea lanes hammered home at approaches to the Strait of Messina, between the southern tip of Italy and Scicily, under machinegun fire from Italy's southeas coast and under artillery fire from Albanian coastal batteries. The admiralty did not specify the time of these operations. Neither was there any mention of British losses'. The Italian submarines, both sunk in southern Italian waters, were identified by the admiralty as the new Ammiraglio Millo and one of the Ar- gonauta class. The Ammiraglio Millo, a 288 foot, ,461 ton craft, was completed since he start of the war as one of the lewcst and largest ships fo II Duce's undersea fleet. The Argonauta class craft was one of seven ships built from 1931 to 1932. Submarines of this class are about 200 feet long and range from 599 to 778 tons. Three times during the attack Ital- an shore fire and airplanes inter- lered with attempts by British submarines to pick up survivors, the admiralty said. MacArthur Welcomed to Australia -© Franks, Ruggles Are Elected Charley Wilson Member of County Education Board Clifford Franks was re-elected Hope school director and W. B. Ruggles was named to succeed A. A. Albritton, retiring director, in Saturday's school election—which polled a granc total of 27 votes. Charley Wilson of Columbus was elected mcmber-at-large of the County Board of Education. Hope electors voted the 18-mill maximum school tax. As now constituted the Hope Schoo Board is: E. P. Young, president; Clifford Franks, secretary; Syd E. McMath, R. M. LaGrone, Jr., Chcd Hall •md W. B. Ruggles. Employers Urged to Help Classify Men WICHITA, Kan. — (/!')— Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershcy^ national Selective Service director, advised employers over the week-end to take stock of the men on their payrolls and decide "what you can spare and what you need." "Production of war equipment and food and civilian activities must go on," he told the state convention of Junior Chambers of Commerce. "There will be a scarcity of people to do the job and it means that everyone must work harder and longer if we are to accomplish the things that must be done. Hears Campbell Tabernacle Reports Growing Interest in Revival The main auditorium of the Hope Gospel Tabernacle was filled to capacity Sunday night to hear Evangelist Bird H. Campbell speak on, "Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde." The evangelist emphasized the dual personality on man, and urged men to resist the voice of the flesh and yield to the .voice of the soul. Monday night's program has been designated as musical night, with Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Mays, Mrs. J. E. Hamill, the Tabernacle Quartet, Ladies chorus and others appearing on the program. The evangelist will speak Monday night on "The Command to Advance." With Sunday's services the Tabernacle revival went into the second week, with services scheduled for every night this week, except Saturday, beginning at 7:45 o'clock. A Sunday school drive was perfected Sunday morning which is believed will bring as many as 600 into the Tabernacle Sunday School on Easter Sunday. Negro Soldier Shot to Death Shooting Follows Scrap With Little Rock Police LITTLE ROCK-OT—A negro soldier identified by Camp Robinson authorities as 'Sgt. Thomas B. Foster, 30, Zebulon, N. C., was fatally wounded by City Patrolman A. J. Hay Sunday night in ...what .detective, Chief O. N. Martin, described as an Unsuccessful attempt to liberate another negro from the custody of civilian and military police. Foster died at a Little Rock hospital several hours later. He was shot three times in the abdomen and once in the arm. —(Photo Radioed From Melbourne to London to New York.) First photo of General Douglas MacArthur (Right), being welcomed by Allied officers on his arrival at Melbourne after heroic dash from Batuan (o assume command of :ill United Nations' forces in the southwest Pacific. One Tanker; 100,000 Curs NEW YORK -(/P)- The American Petroleum Institute estimated over the week-end that each tanker sunk meant that 100,000 automobiles were deprived of their principal source of fuel. Jap Fleet Threatens Australian West Coast (Continued on Page Three) •6-SOvBEOBY ALLIES *l8*^r s *"l fSicroftiJS? ° Sfr-.jfrr.trinn JJSE (NEA Tclcmop) While Allied bombers struck lum! at Japanese invasion bases o« Tiwwr and New Guinea, the Jap fleet based on Java may uttuck Australia's West Coast. School Buying Saving Stamps Average at Rocky Mound Is $5.43 Per Student For about two and one half months the students of the Rocky Mounc School three miles tast of Hope have according to D. O. Silvey, principal been investing their dimes and quarters in Saving Stamps. No special drive has been made but the interest has remained con stant resulting in about the sab amount of sales each week over the period. With two exceptions, all fain- ilies represented in the school have oni or more children with Stamp books Students have purchased from tw stamps to a twenty-five dollar bone The average per student is 55.4 and the students of Rocky Moun School are determined to do tlici part to 'Keep 'em Flying.' The goa there now is to have 8 or 10 bonds ii the hands of that many students b; the close of the term.' The members of the Publicity Com mitlee and Royce Weisenberger, Co operative Division Chairman of the Hempstead County Defense Savings Staff, urge that reports of the work in each school in the county be made in order that we may all know what the uthrcs are doing to 'Keep 'cm Flying.' Okay Union Contract Gives Pay Increases Cement Workers Local Union No. 102 of Okay, Ark., recently completed negotiations for a new Working Agreement between the employes of the Arkansas Portland Cement company and the company. The new agreement becomes effective April 1, 1942, and continues in effect until April 1, 1943, the union announced. Increases of 7c to lOc were granted the employes, retroactive to February 16, 1942. The negotiating committee for the employees was composed of the following members of the local union: Fred McJunkins, Pers.; A. R. Moblcy, Vice-Pres.; Arthur H. Lott; E. W. Martin; and Louis F. Wells, Recording Secretary. 7th General Vice-President George H. Hassett of the United Cement, Lime & Gypsum Workers International Union assisted in the negotiations. M. O. Matthews of Ada, Okla., manager of operations, and Superintendent M. M. Collins of Okay represented the company. Warning Issued by Tire Board Tire Supply Insufficient to Meet Local Demand Tiorsey McRae, Sr. chairman ..of the •lempstead County Rationing Board, ssued an urgent appeal to the public Monday for understanding coopera- ion in "a situation that^ is very em- jarrassing as well as serious in the •ationing of the different commodities which has been placed in our hands." His statement placed special empha^ ihasis on the tire rationing program, declaring that there arc now insuf- icient tires and retreading certificates allotted to the board to take care of many of the most essential war- ,ime requirements in the country. "There are some people in our county," he said, "who seem to be under the impression that we have an unlimited number of tires to ration, that for some unknown reason we are holding back or penalizing certain individuals or groups. Such is definitely not the case. "We have in Hempstead county 44 truck and 15 passenger car tires anc 13 retreading and recapping certificates per month based on our Marcl quota. This aggregate is all that we have to take care of the needs ir our county. When you try to re concile this quota with the great num her of commercial vehicles in tin county it can readily be seen ho\v serious our situation is. The entire state was allotted only 3,300 tires, retreading, passenger am truck, for March, the Rationing Boan chairman pointed out, compared to total registration of 77,106 trucks an 15,000 trailers ,and thousands of pas (Continued on Page Three) Court Affirms Adams Sentence Must Die for Slaying Augusta Liquor Store Man LITTLE ROCK—(dV-The-i.supremo* court affirmed the death sentence of Ben Adams, 46, who was convicted in Woodruff circuit court of slaying Arthur Bowie, Augusta liquor store owner during an attempted robbery in May 1941. Adams pleaded guilty to homicide but the jury convicted him of first degree murder. Two other men Malcolm AdKins, 26, Oxford, Miss., and Arthur McCrce, 29, Memphis, were sentenced to life imprisonment for their part in the slay, ing. . • Two women charged with being implicated in the holdup killing were scheduled to face charges' this week. Week-End Toll iii Battle for New Guinea Island Cripps Arrives in India; Jap Attack on Russia Said Near By the Associated Press About half a-hundred Japanese! planes stricken from the skies 'or wrecked aground by bombing and strafing were marked up late Mo day as the score of the last fa days of Allied aerial counter offensive' 1 ! and anti-aircraft • defens eon the i vasion approaches to Australia! The conservative official reports the action Friday, Saturday and Sun^l day provided a total of 44 planes "^ stroyed or' damaged, Monday's conr-3, muniquc adding at least three to the£ list. Two Japanese planes caught in thq tempest of anti-aircraft fire at Por$ Moresby Monday appeared to have,, crashed outside that New Guinea city.' where damage from raids were de-$,, clared slight and no casualties report-^? ed in what was described as the heav*§ iest attack of the war there. The Jap-& anese also attacked Wyndham in west^T ern Australia. * Over Timor AnAustralian communique said that?' a Japanese fighter was shot dowM' during a reconnaisance over Portugese j Timor about 300 miles off northwest? ern Australia and that Japanese si tions at Dili were bombed. The re^ suit of the bombing could not be termined. In their raid :on Pot t Moresby Japanese showed they retained a con|' .siderable.'striking poWer despite their weak-end losses. The raiding force^ consisted of 19 bombers and three, fighter planes. : (t £' .In the broader .realm of .politics •military' riglua.iri Doctor's Day Dinner 26th Auxiliary to Tender Doctors Dinner at Barlow Doctor's Day will be observed here Thursday, March 26, with a dinner tendered Hempstead county doctors by the Hempstead Medical Society Auxiliary in Hotel Barlow. The announcement was made by Mrs. Jim McKenzie, state chairman for Doctor's Day observance. Oil and Gas Filings Lafayette County March 21, 1942 Prepared by Eunice Triplctl Lewisvillc, Arkansas C- Assignment of Oil Payment: book M-7, page 404, dated 3-20-42, recorded 3-21-42. J. W. Love and wife to J. N. Landes. l/10th Int. in oil payment rival of Sir Ctafford Cripps Delhi" on a mission aimed at lining ui India for full participation in th,<, British Empire war effort probably, through negotiation of independence! of some form. Cripps in India Footnote of the Cripps arrival was.) Mahatma K,, G^dhi's appeal (hat tl...' scorch earth, policy not be applied^ in the defense of India. He wrote iivi his, newspaper that a disavow joltj any policy would allay anxiety of the*" Indian masses. ^ Another development was reported* from Chungking that 10 million from Japan, Formosa, Korea and oc-\£ cupied China were being mustered the Japanese for attacks on Russian'^ Siberia as soon as conditions are f ' *"'" orable. This force would be in dition to a huge Japanese army ready deployed in Manchukuo andj^ inner Mongolia, the Chinese said, Significantly this assertion appeared^'! in the Chinese communist newspaperiil which added that with Russia turning'^ her major strength to battle with/ Germany in the west the international, situation was becoming ideal for a Japanese attack on the Russians in the. east. '',;' The battle for Burma's gateway tOJ India had become largely for ah?' supremacy, the Japanese apparently! having found in American and ~ ish fliers to great a threat to forces were said by London sources'^ to be rushing heavy plane reinfoiceijl ments into China. In the Philippines the United States and Philippine troops sent gieetings to General MacArthur in his nevt command in the southwest Pacific ana ... pledged to continue their fight for the •§ Philippines with the same zeal and. deV* votion they manifested under his -" Royally Deed: 3/64 Int., (60 royally acres), dated 3-3-42, filed 3-21-42. Vincent W. Foster et al to Roger B. Owings. SE'/i of Sec. 2, Twp. 15 S., Rgc. 25 Weil. Right of Way: Dated 1-12-42, filed 3-21-42. J. • A. Johnston and wife to The Barnsdall Oil Company. W>/2 of SWVi of Sec. 2, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed; 3/35 Int., book R-7, page 456, dated 3-12-42, recorded 321-42. C. S. Burgess to W. W. Nix. All that land in the NEVi of NE 1 //. lying east and south of the center of Walkers Cre'ek in Sec. 8, Twp. 19, S., Rgc: 23 West, 25 acres. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, book R-7, page 457, dated 3-18-42, recorded 3-21-42., Gulf States Minerals Corp. to Fred E. Guthrie. SEV 4 of SEV 4 of Sec. 3, and SVi of SWV 4 of Sec. 2, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. Royalty Deed,:, 6/458 Int., (6 royalty acres), book R-7, page 459. dated 3-2142, recorded 3-21-42. J. W. McClendon to Charley McClendon. The South Frl. 1/2 of the NEV 4 of Sec. 26, Twp. 10 S'., Rge. 25 Weil. Royalty Deed: 3/64 Int., (.60 royalty acres), book M-7, page 405, dated 320-42, recorded 3-21-42. Roger B. O\v- ings and wife to Southland Royalty Co. SE'A of Sec. 2, Twu. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. m rection. The War Department's communique |f| reported no Philippine l§nd actioi\|||j but Tokyo reports via Berlin said s * to be paid out 1/80 of 7/8 int. of the Japanese had broken through Bataarj ui 1 i in rl/ii* 41-in 'MIV1.'. ,-.f (? n ,. 'J n*..—,. iir T-» : i_. j _ t i: i i_i_J oil under the NE'/i of Sec. 2, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. March 20, 1942 Royally Deed: 5/344 Int., 20 yr. term, book R-7, page 451, daled 3-1742, recorded 3-19-42. J. N. Landes and wife to R. C. Casey. NEV 4 of Sec. 2, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. Royalty Deed: 5/1774 Int., 10 yr. term from Aug. 1, 1939, book R-7, page 449, dated 3-17-42, recorded 3-19-42. A. C. Taylor and wife to Walter Keith. NW ] / 4 of SWVi; SW',4 of SW%; and NEV 4 of Sec. 25, Twp. 16 S., Rgc. 25 West, except the following: Beginning in center of Hy on west line of NW'/ 4 of NEy 4 of said Sec. 25, thence S. 25M> chains; thence E. 19Vi chains; thence N. 25'/$> chains to center of Hy.; thence 19% chains W. along center of Hy. to point of beginning, said exception containing 50 acres; Also except the following: All that part of NEVi of said Sec. 25, lying north of Hy., containing 8.25 acres; the lands herein conveyed containing 221.75 acres. Royalty Deed: 1'4480 Int., buck R-7, page 452, dated 3-16-42, recorded 329-42. A. E. Jordan and wife to G. A. Schwab. 'SWVi of NEV 4 and SEV 4 of Sec. 11; and NVa of NEVi of Sec. 14; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Peninsula defense lines and isolatedj many American troops. Star Color Pictures to Be Shown Kiwanis Hope Star's file of natural-color pic-»S tures, principally of local scenes an,^,; people, will be shown to the Kiwanj|;t§ club at its weekly luncheon at p. m, Tuesday in Hotel Henry A it announced Monday by Cliff in charge of program. (Continued on Page Three) Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS May ... July Oct Dec Jan March _ , 18.66, 18.78 li NEW YORK May ....................... July Oct ......... _ Dec. ____ _._... ................. Jan ............ ______ March Middling Spot 20.31. 18.74 i':WSS 18,86; " 18.88 ;>i 1S.9Q

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