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fi i1 i. BUY MlftOSTATtt OCFCNSC STAMPS Served by the No. 1 News Organizations The Associated Press Wide World Hope Star The Weather Arkansas Local thundcrshow- crs Saturday afternoon and in the cast and south portion night; colder with fresh and casional strong winds over the northwest portion Saturday after the night. VOLUME 43 NUMBER 207 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929.

HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1942 Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY Americans Hunt Invaders Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- Tire Thefts Hit Hope Police reports show that the tire-stealing epidemic which flared up occasionally in other cities has finally struck Hope tires hove been stolen here in the last two weeks. Policeman's Car Stolen Thieves Six Tires Officers again Saturday warned automobile owners to lock their cars in garages at night following the theft Thursday and Friday gighls of 10 tires and wheels in Hope. Policeman J.

W. (Son) Jones' automobile was pushed from in front of his home on North Washington street sometime during Friday night, carried about 3 miles West of Hope on old Highway 67 and completely stripped. The thieves made way with 6 tires, 5 wheels, 10 quarts of oil and a spotlight. The body of the auto was not damaged. Policeman Jones was on night duly and while patroling passed his home twice, once just before 12 o'clock and again about 1 o'clock, when he missed the automobile.

The car was unlocked and the Ahieves, believe dby 'authorities to oc a well organized gang operating in Hempstead, apparently pushed or pulled it from town. On Thursday night four tires and wheels were stolen from auto- Uiobites "ovVnefl -by-Ed- Vatt i "Slck-le' Hnd E. A. Jones. The theft Friday night brought to 20 the number tires stolen in Hempstead county within the past two weeks.

Ladies Night for Kiwanians The Hope Country Club will be the scene of the Kiwanis Ladies' Night program in observance of, All-Kiwanis Week on Monday night. A special program has been arranged for this occasion and ft is that the largest crowd of Kiwanians and wives will be present, ever lo allend a Kiwanis gathering in Hope. The program is in charge of B. E. McMahen and Educational Committee.

Arrangements for entertainment are in "charge of the House Commitlce composed of Herbert Burns, Cecil Dennis, and Ralph Bailey, All Ki- wanians who have not secured their tickets for the Monday night din- Zor arc asked to phone Herbert Burns immediately. The dinner gets underway at 8 o'clock, with a program to follow immediately thereafter. Mrs. Lura Doss Dies Saturday Mrs. Lura Doss, 73, resident of Hempstead counly for many years died at the honjg of a sister, Mrs.

Maude Roberls Tcxarkana early Salurday morning. She is survived also by a daugh- tW Clco Preslon of San Anlonio, Texas, another sister, three sons, Ocic Huclt of Miami, Jimmy Huetl of Garland City, Hamp Huelt of Patmos, 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. ijj Funeral will be at Shioloah Sunday al 3 o'clock. Girl Scouts to Present Play Willa Mae Sconce of the National Producing Kansas City, who will direct a musical comedy, Out" being sponsored by the Hope Girl Scout Council, has arrived in the city to begin work on production. The play will be presented ai the High School auditorium Thursday, June 25, with an afternooi night performance.

Miss Sconce is well known in speech circles. She has done graduate woik in speech departmen of the University of Colorado. Greatest Sources More than three-fourths of the American steel industry's lime stone requirements are supplied by Michigan, Ohio, and. Pennsylvania But other cities have suppressed these vandals vigorously and quickly, and the same methods will have to be used here. In the first place, every automobile owner should keep a list of the serial numbers of his casings in a safe place so he can give the police this information which is necessary to run down a theft.

Other precaulions to be taken by car owners arc obvious: Locking up the automobile at night, and giving it proper garage protection. From the police standpoint, tire- stealing is, of course, grand larceny, punishable by imprisonment, And the courts have dealt out really errible prison sentences to unhap- ty tirc-lheves caught in other cities. Miami (Fla.) high school boy tvent lo prison six monlhs for tire- tcaling last January jusl to quote one case. Olhcr police mclhods involve Ihe hocking of slocks of second-hand without a place to sell tolen lires there is little point in tcaling Ihcm. And the car-owner who has a ist of his serial numbers and is ible to give them lo Ihe police ifler a theft makes the future very inccrtain for the person who stole he tire, or the person who later jought il, or who attempts to use t.

-K By S. BURTON HEATH No More Chiseling Uncle Sam, personified in this nstance by Leon Henderson, is ieadly earnest the new gaso- inc ratfcMing inachinery how be- ng perfected. Whether its use is confined to he eastern seaboard or made nationwide, Mr. Henderson intends see that there is an end to sort of chiseling which has been so easy under the lemporary sys- em. setup is designed to sec that weekly allowances are fixed on a basis of actual need, ralher than of convenience or mere personal desire.

Having allocated to each motorist what he really is entilled to jut of Ihe limited supply, there will DC controls over filling stations 'to issurc that the allocations are respected. This would seem not only equil- ible, out even necessary if federal rationing agencies are to have the respect of the public. The need for gasoline rationing in eastern seaboard areas would seem clear, notwithstanding the protests of some who haven't considered the facts. The need for its extension to Ihe rest of Ihe counlry is nol so convincing, if gasoline alone is considered. But if gasoline rationing to be used as a method for controlling the unnecessary burning up of preference to the more straightforward but very unpleasant alternative of confiscating obviously Mr.

Henderson cannot discriminate against the east. A set of tires worn oul is four lircs less for the war effort, whether they be used in Maine or in Texas. That, Obviously, is the theory on which gas rationing on a 48-slate basis is under serious consideration. Chiseling by molorists and filling stalions, such as became loo common in Ihe rationed area under the loose temporary system, is selfish and unneighborly if it merely results in the chiseler gelling more than his share while others get less. Chiseling under a rubber-saving program, resulting in unnecessary destruclion of our pitifully inadequate rubber stockpile, would be unpatriolic.

Some say il would be Ireasonable. We can'l disagree. Therefore we commend Mr. Henderson for his efforls to make the new system as nearly foolproo; as ingenuity can devise. We hope he will put plenty of penalties be hind its enforcement.

And we hope the motoring public will be patri olic enough so lhal those penalties will not have to be applied. Additional U. S. Troops Arrive in North Ireland By the Associated Press A powerful new contingent of U. i.

troops, thousands strong has rrived in northern Ireland to help nrry out the urgent task of creat- ng a new front in Europe in 1942 was disclosed Saturday as the oitch of battle in Russia and North rose over higher. An official announcement said U. S. warships escorted the AEF rnnsports across the Atlantic with- iut incident. American doughboys brought with hem tank-destroyer forces and more armored units needed for an tffensivc.

On the North African front Brit- sh headquarters acknowledged dangerous new Axis thrust as Icncral Erwin Rommel's armored olumns advanced upon Acroma 10 miles west of Tobruk. The British declared, however, 'all of our positions are intact" and eportcd an Axis lunge against El Vdem, 15 miles south of Tobruk ind been repulsed. An Italian communique reported iAF bombers heavily damaged 3 iraeus, the port of Axis occupied Athens, Greece. On the Russians front Soviet dispatches reported that the Red army attacked to stem Marshal Von Bock's new offensive around Charkov and inflicted losses on the Germans in the siege of Sevasto- 30l. Hitler's field headquarters asserted German troops attacking heav- ly had captured numerous dugouts and fortifications in the Sevastopol defense system.

Russian headquarters said tre- nendous losses in the new campaign had led. the Germans to make ncreasingiy' use of "Rumanian cannon fodder." About 200 Ruman- ans were killed Friday alone in lour futile attacks. Meanwhile Czechoslovakia's vicc- jremier Jan Masaryk urged the Jnitcd Nations to destroy several German villages by air bombardment in retaliation for the brutal destruction of the whole town of Lidice by German vengeance squads. City Hall Singing to Be Held on June 21 A community singing will be hek al the Hope city hall Sunday, June 21, at 2 o'clock it was announced Many noted singers included sev eral quartets will be present. Th program is being arranged by Clif ford Franks, who will act as mas ter of ceremonies and John Rid gdiU.

The public is invited. 2 Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma City, 27 Known Dead Oklahoma City Storm swept Oklahoma City counted its known dead at 27 and the injured it 10 Saturday after two tornadoes lashed at 12-block residential area it the city's southwestern edge. Scores wore reported missing and approximately 60 buildings were demolished. Many inhabitants of the devastated urea entered storm cellars when he first tornado struck Friday light and escaped the force of the which came 10 minutes la- cr. The area contained mostly frame iouscs, a few stores and a filling tation.

Power and telephone lines, brok- by the storm hindered rescue, ioldicrs from Will Rogers field Red Cross workers labored hroughout the night clearing debris nd aiding the injured. Victims vcrc crowded in schools. Only four of the dead had been dcntificd. Domitories for Workers By ELEANOR RAGSDALE NEA Service Staff Correspondent of war workers will be living in "duration dormitories," if plans being developed by the Federal Public Housing Authority are any indication. Architect Paul Nelson, FPHA's arilliant consultanl, who is working on plans for these large-scale housing blocks, likes to call them Victory Hotels.

He bases his designs on fundamental "musts" to guarantee the produclivily of the workers who live in them. Chief of those is provision of quiel sleeping quarters for workers on the different by grouping each shift in a separate wing. Several different wings can then be used the same central sanitary unit at different saving critical materials needed in plumbing. Learning lessons from the old pellmell barracks which were pul up hectically in the first days of the two miles from the nearest holdog Nelson's plans include a centra cafeteria also operating on i three-shift each "block 1 of 100 workers. The sleeping quarters will be furnished, on a builtin basis, lo save space anc simplify cleaning.

Near Ihe cafeteria will bo an in firmary and health i a vital ingredient in worker produc tivily. Rooms for games or read ing, and a small stage and atidi torium will provide opportunities, for recreation. A small steam locomotive unc four abandoned street cars arc being operated as a train in the Canary Islands to conserve gaso line, according to the Doparlmon of Commerce. Midway Well Abandoned By Special Correspondent Stamps Barnsdall Oil Company's Spencer Guntcr No. 1 western outpost of the new Midway field Lafayette county in the center SW SE section 5-15-24 was plugged and abandoned Friday after a core at 6555 feet revealed some Jorosity and much salt water.

Operators decided the saturation was enough to justify drilling further. The" Guhter test will apparently lessen the chances for further drilling in that direction. Meanwhile other activities in the field include Barnsdall's Powell No. 2 Center NW NE section 10-15-24 drilling below 4100 feet in shale. The Roberts No.

6 Center NE NE section 11-15-24 was WOC at 620 feet. The Dobson No. 3 center NE NE section 10-15-24 and the McClain No. 2 center SE SW section 13-15-24 were both waiting on cement at 630 feet. Southwood Oil Company's Hodnett No.

1 center SW NW section 18-15-24 was drilling below 1000 feet. Ark. Fuel Oil company announc ed a new location for the field'this week as the Turner No. 1 center SW SW section 12-15-24. Operations at present consist of building derrick.

BarnsdaU's McClain No. 1 ceir tor NW NW section 13-15-24 which was completed last week was gauged at 27 barrels per hour on quarter inch choke. This test is approximately one mile east of the discovery well, its completion brought the number of successful producers for the Midway area to 18. In the McKamie gas distillate field of this county, Carter Oil company is Hearing the pay sand at the Marble Hancs No. 3 center NE section 36-17-23.

Total depth is below 9100 feet. Atlantic Refining Company continues to wait on orders at its Bodcaw No. 10 of the same area in the center SE section 32-17-23. In the Patlon field south of Lew- isvillc, Tidewater Oil Company was drilling below 3800 feet at the Amanda Bendaw No. 1 center oi NE NE section 32-17-24.

In Nevada county, M. E. Wakefield was undecided as to continuing at the Saunders Rouse No. 1 Wildcat in center NW SE sec- lion 4-13-22 after a core revealed some porosily and salt water. Theatrical Oddity Early American theaters usually were buildings that had been con struclcd for other purposes.

Those "theaters" seated about 300 per sons and had no source of hea except a large stove in the foyer Patrons were advised to br their own foot-warming apparatus There are more than 600.00C miles of railways in Ihe world. Oil and Gas Filings Nevada County 12, 1942 Prepared by Helen Hesterly Assgn: O. G. Lease, dated 5-1142, filed 6-12-42, M. E.

Wakefield to Wm. C. Nolen, NVfe Wi SW SE, Sec. 5, Twp. 13, Rge.

22. Assgn: O. G. Lease, dated 5-11-42, filed 6-12-42, M. E.

Wakefield to Wm. C. Nolen, SW SW, Sec. 32, Twp. 12 Rge.

22. Assgn: O. G. Lease, datcc 5-11-42, filed 6-12-42, Wake field to Wm. C.

Nolen, SW SE Sec. 5, Twp. 13, Rge. 22. Royalty Deed, dated 5-12-42, fil ed 6-12-42.

Lela Ware et vir Malcolm Mitchell, SW SE, Sec. 18 Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Royalty Deed, dated 6-11-42, 6-12-42, I.

A. McKamie et ux Malcolm Mitchell, NE, Sec. 19 Twp. 14, Rge. 22.

Carrier Lexington Lost in Sea Battle NEA Service Telephoto In the delayed report by the Navy Department of the details of the Coral Sea Engagement it was announced that U. S. Navy losses included th nearly obsolete aircraft carrier Lexington. The above three pictures, approved by the U. S.

Navy Bureau Public Relations at Washington, D. show the last few moments of the ship's" life. In the top picture men swarm like flies over her side after orders were given by her commander, Capt. F. C.

Sherman, (right) to abandon ship just a few minutes before flaming gasoline reached the stricken vessel's torpedo lockers, blowing her vital to bits (left). Comb Aleutians Near Attu and Kiska for Japs Washington American Army if and navy airmen combed the small if 1 bleak island of the North Pacific Aleutians chain Saturday 5n a ris- ing effort to search oiit an disburse small Japanese invasion units which have landed at Attu and the harbor of Kiska in the Rat is- land group. Despite adverse weather condi- tions the Navy command air attacks forced invaders to tire from populated regions of tiny island at the extreme western tip. Weather Hampers Flying Attacks of the army and navy forces in the area against these 1 operations are continuing the Navy said. The announcement emphasiz- ed that it had only been in the past day or two that weather conditions had permitted flying op- rations.

While both the Navy and War Department said early Saturday hey had no further information the Aleutian battle "no doubt 'very effort is being exerted to tirow out the invaders." Attu is the tip of a dagger pomt- ng toward Japan, being only some 00 miles from the noithern tip of Nippon's Kurile chain Should the anemy continue to occupy tne js-r' ands it would not only blunt that Jotential offensive dagger but like- wise would give the Japanoso bases use against othoi Aleutian is- an'ds and the Alaska mainland. 'Possible Bombing Base Kiska is located some 100 of Attu and has possibilities although military, and weather Nevertoe? ess the island is within 800 miles of the American base at Dutch Har)or on Unalaska island which has seen the scene of intensive Amer- can war preparations in recent'" months. Dutch Harbor, some 2,500 miles rom Yukohomo and only 1,700 miles from Puget Sound, is sidered secondary to the Base at Codia ksome 600 miles away on the Alaskan mainland. However, vith Attu and Kiska in Japanese lands both bases would be within he range of Japanese reconas- and bombing operations. NEA Service Telephoto During the battle of the Coral Sea the new Jap anese aircraft carrier Ryukake, hit by 15 bombs and 10 torpedos, burns furiously before sinking.

The sh ip was attacked while she was attempting to launch her planes, Picture approved by the U. S. Navy Bureau Public Relations, Washington, D. C. Hope Youth on USS Lexington Relatives here disclosed Saturday ihat Elwood Smith, Hope youth, was aboard the USS Aircraft Carrier Lexington when last heard from in April of this year.

Young Smith, the son of W. A. Smith of Rosston, joined the Navy two years ago when he graduated from Hope High School. A sister, Miss Gertrude Smith, lives on South Elm street here. Relatives said early Saturday they believed he was recucd when the Lexington went down in th Coral Sea battle off Australia, as no message had been received from the Naval department.

Sunk by U. S. Torpedoes San Diego, Calif. The U. S.

Aircraft Carrier Lexington was sunk by American torpedos to prevent great loss of life after fires had engulfed the ship, the Navy announced Saturday. Most Used Battleground California has the world's most used battleground. It is located near Hollywood and, since the days of World War more than 250 battles have been fought there, but 1hey have all taken place before motion picture cameras. KELP INDUSTRY HIT Port Hueneme, Calif. An unusual California industry hit by the war is the harvesting of kelp, a dense seaweed which grows on the ocean surface about a mile off shore.

Commercially, the plant is processed and sold for cattle feed Scrap Rubber County Native Drive Begins Dies Saturday Chairman A. A. Albriton of the bounty Salvage Committee announced Saturday he had received a telegram from Wallace Cowan, stale director for War Production Board, calling for a rubber salvage campaign beginning Monday, June 15. Mr. Cowan's telegram follows: "President Roosevelt has directed that an all-out nation-wide scrap rubber salvage campaign begin at 12:01 a.

m. Monday, June 15, and continue until midnight on Tuesday, June 30. "At the president's request the campaign will be continued under the general direction of the War Production Board's bureau of industrial conservation. This means slate and county salvage committees. The nation's oil industry is called upon, to play a major role in this drive in co-operation with all others who are willing to participate.

The oil induslry will function through the organization of the petroleum co-ordinator for war. "The president asks every American citizen who has reclaimable scrap rubber to take it to the nearest gasoline filling slalion. The oil industry has agreed through its filling stations and dealers, acting agents, to buy all types of reclaimable scrap rubber at the uniform price of a penny a pound, with the exception of battery boxes and parts thereof, and tire Deads. WAL LACE COWAN, War Production Board." June 12, 1942 Little Rgck, Ark, Mrs. R.

N. Arnold, 62, died at Ihe home of her sister, Miss Emma Cox of 514 North Washington street, early Saturday morning. She was a native resident of Hempstead county. Funeral services will be held at Holly Grove church at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. She is survived also by two sons, Clyde of Hope and Robert Arnold of Fulton, 3 brothers and 3 sisters and 8 grandchildren.

G.Wiley Wins SkeetShoot George Wylie took top honors at this week's Wilson Skeet Club shoot near Columbus Friday afternoon, breaking 49 out of 50. Jim Wilson was second with 48. Other high scorers include: Bil Routon and Frank Trimble each, Leo Robins 44, Johnnie Wil son 43, Mary Wilson 38, Gib Lewis 38, Dr. Scroggins 37, Dr Smilh 36 and Frank Nolan 35. Known Over the World The popular nursery tale, "Alad din and His Lamp," appears ii nearly every country of Europe at, well as in China and India, in on' version or another.

Bruma normally exports abou twice as much teakwood as na; other country in the world, says th Department of Commerce. Superstition Spreads in War By BETTY MACDONALD NEA Service Staff Correspondent of the most fantas- ic superstitions to come out ol World War II to date is the weird of "Kudan," which is spread- ng like wildfire among Hawaii's Japanese population. First to publish and discredit the rumor was the Hawaii Hochi, pub- ished in Japanese under styict army censorship. The rumor, according to Japa- icse in the territory, deals with a superhuman cow, Kudan, born on some remote island in Japan, with a luman head and the gift of speech. Kudan told the Japanese to make pellets from his'body and also to gather up small "azuki" beans which grew on the island, and to send these the length and breadth of the empire.

Anyone eating them would be immune from the pestilences of war, and would also cape death from bombing and aeir- ial attacks. One Honolulu teacher reported seeing two of her Japanese students hastily eating the beans just before ducking into a shelter during an air raid. "They saiy if they eat them, they won't get killed" she explained. From outside islands have come the azuki beans through the mail to young soldiers stationed on Oahu, from parents and sweethearts; one Honolulu lawyer, who has had an old Japanese man on his estate for years, recently was surprised when the old man appeared at dinner and entreated him to eat the azuki bean to prolong his life. The reddish-brown beans, which, have never been grown extensively in Hawaii, are the size of a little finger nail, with a white stripe on one side.

They were usually part of a Japanese iriochi cake and were, before the war, imported from Japan. Attempting lo discount the rumor, the Hawaii Hochi ran a cartoon showing Kudan holding his bag Azuki beans. In one corner is a' prophecy saying: "Let Tokyo send, its small beans to Hawaii; Amer-j ica will shorten the war by massj production of planes, tanks ai guns to Japan. In another part (Continued four).

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