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•n Worvd-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 95 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Warmer Tuesday night. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1942 fAP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY Invasion Barges Sunk Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor —ALEX. H. WASHBURN An Election in Chile And the Vote Is Close '*r J'lf u e n C ? fe ^P ture of the negotiations Secretary of State Cordell Hull handles in behalf of the United States with her numerous and suspicious Latin-American sisters in nowhere better illustrated than by the election which was held in Chile ^!Lr^r^L___ r ) w C11USC of Western Hemisphere ~ " Osolidarity was victorious—but only Big Jap Convoy Sighted Off Formosa Strait ' Chinese Say 10,000 Japs Killed in Johore Bahru Fighting CHUNG KINK-(/T)-A huge Japanese convoy including 41 warships and enough transports lo carry mi entire division has been sighted ^steaming south of Formosa Strait off •"'Amoy in one of several moves by the Tokyo high command lo make up for its heavy losses in manpower in the southwest Pacific, a Chinese army spokesman said Tuesday, He said the convoy consisted of '.69 ships in nil with fl large, one medium and 11 small transports, 6 launches and a hospital ship in addition to the warships. The spokesman said several other divisions which had been reported . moving south along the Tientsin Pu'» kow railway on January"23","were diverted at Psinan to the north China port of Psinglao where Ihey embarked on waiting transports. Tens of thousands of additional Japanese troops were said to be pouring into .^Shantghai by train to board ships '-' there. As one of heaviest blows to the Japanese in the Pacific the spokesman reported the virtual annihilation of the Japanese IGlh division al Johore Bahru across Ihe narrow Johorc slrait - 'from Singapore. He said ten thousand bodies already had arrived at Saigon, in French Indo-China. Monthly Report of Library 1570 Books, 631 Magazines Circulated in January •^ Springhill Branch Library lead the other libraries in Ihe counly in Ihe circulation of books and magazines in the month of January. This library circulated 1570 books and magazines ,to 631 while citizens of Southern ^Hempstead counly. Washington Branch Library circulated 945 books and magazines la.sl month. This Branch Library has 478 registered borrowers. Blevins Branch Library circulated •'t7G2 books and has 518 borrowers re- 'gislcred. 450 books and magazines were circulated at the Fulton Branch Library to 371 borrowers. 414 books and magazines were circulated at the Columbus Branch Lib- J-ary to 188 registered borrowers The Hope-Headquarters library circulated 1584 books and magazines and lias 2432 borrowers registered. 824 books were circulated through the public schools of the counly. .' f On January 31, 1942, 4G17 while cil- izens were registered as borrowers in Hcmpslead counly, G549 books and magazines were circulated throughoul the county. , Will H. Hays, president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, was U. S. Postmasl- er-Gcneral before he accepted the movie post in 1922. .Cranium Crackers « Meanings of Names Know what your name means? If it's Patricia, it means noble; if it's Shirley, it means pleasant; while Hortcnse stands for garden • f lover. See how many of these • girls' names and their meanings you can match up correctly. 1. 2i 3. 4. v t 7. 8. Susan Winifred Alice Gertrude Dolores Barbara Anila Maud Aus\ve»'!> tui Cojuiic Peace lover b. True c. Heroine d. Sorrow Lily Princess Strange Gracious e. f, g- h. after a close vote. Juan Antonio Rios, 56, exponent of full co-operation with the United States, won with n total of 257,080 votes— but his opponent, General Carlos Ibancz Campo, hacked by Axis forces, ran only 56,000 votes behind, polling 202,033. It is disappointing, at first glance, to find such a close division between the peoples of a sister republic on the most fundamental issue of our generation. But, on second thought, Chile has irrevocably spoken, and in our favor. This leaves only Argentina, among all the Americas, still retaining diplomatic relations with the Axis. We still hold free elections on this side of [he world. The people of all Chile have .spoken. And in the last analysis it is heartening, however close the vote be, to find that in a free and open election the common people of Chile have understood the grave question before the Western world, and have trusted the United States' leadership and elected to stand beside her. Nor is Chile's forward step in any manner of speaking n reflection upon the integrity of the people of Argentina who have thus far refused to sever relations with Germany, Italy and Japan. Argentina is the world's largest exporter of beef and wheat. She formerly had Britain and Germany for her largest customers. Always she found herself in commercial competition " with the 'United States, herself a produced of beef and wheat, and who bought but little of these commodities from Argentina. The war has treated Argentina's trade more harshly than any other nation's. And the impact has left Argentina bewildered, sore find distrustful. No. 1 among the stable and creditworthy governments of Central and South America, Argentina must, for both her own and our mutual good, be eventually persuaded to "tlu-ow in" with her .sister republics for Western Hemisphere solidarity. And to that task of persuasion our own government and her people must continue to dedicate themselves. For now Argentina is the sole Western world power still speaking to the Axis foe. By WILLIS THORNTON Sweating Off the Fat It i.s always a pleasure to see a public official step right out, grab a problem squarely by the horns, and go to the mat with it. Possibly the pleasure is enhanced by the fact that it happens so seldom. Anyway, every state and local official knows that in this time of war, with federal debt rising, with costs °^ living rising, it is highly desir- ao ' e thai stale and local expenses and as pos. Few officials have had the fortitude to tackle the problem squarely. Governor Lehman of New York is an exception. In presenting his budget to the stale legislature, he has recommended a 25 per cent reduction in each individual's personal income (axes payable this spring; a similar reduction in same taxes payable this spring; a similar reduction in same taxes payable in 1843; a cut of five millions in total budget despite unavoidable war expenses and all this in the face of inevitable loss of revenue from auto and gas taxes. He proposes to postpone almost all projected public improvements, cut expenses all around, and actually give the stale taxpayer some relief to enable him to carry his increased fed- crla taxes. How Governor Lehman will fare wilh his proposals, wo do not yet know, but such a program, actually embodied in a budget and shoved straight at a state legislature, is a fitting subject for luod cheers. Much of the saving that can be made by state and local governments in times like this can be made without injury or handicap to individuals. Many employes will be leaving to join the armed services. The total will fall automatically if new employes are not immediately added, yet it will not be necessary to fire anybody. All capital improvement projects not necessary to the conduct of the war which can be postponed will not only add their share to present economy, but will be waiting to be launched after the war at a time when jobs and work may be at a premium. Thus the postponement serves a double purpose. Every stale and local government has before it a definite Ubk: to sweat off the fat and get down to minimum operations consistent with safe- taxes be cut just as far sble. (Continued on page four) 3 More Enemy Ships Said Sunk by U.S. Planes Jap Raiders Bomb Singapore, Great Soerabaja Naval Base BATAVIA-GT-J-Strong Japanese air forces smashed at Socrnbnjn, the Indies groat naval base and its flanking 'air fields Tuesday in evidently an attempt to cripple the United Nation's .striking power in wake of an American aerial attack which sank two and possibly three more invasion transports in Macassar strait. Singapore Attacked SINGAPORE -(IP)- Japanese dive bombers struck violently at Singapore Tuesday .spreading fires and destruction and a Tokyo military spokesman declared that a general offensive against the island stronghold was imminent. Singapore's big defense guns ranged along the mile wide Johorc strait thundered above the scream of ail- raid sirens at Japanese troops in the jungles on the opposite shore of the Malaya peninsula. RAF scouting planes reported heavy movement of Japanese troops southward indicating that the invaders were massing in full strength on the lower tip of the peninsula before launching a direct assault on the 400 million dollar island fortress. "Enemy air activity over Singapore ;Has been considerable during the last 24-hours, high level and dive bomber attacks being carried out and causing some fire," British headquarters reported. , Military casualties were said slight. Spotted Typhus Is Reported in Germany BERN, Switzerland — (If)— Spoiled Typhus has spread from the eastern front to Germany and the Nazi-occupied areas the German health ministry announced Tuesday listing 126 cases in Germany and 138 in the occupied eastern countries. A demarkation line has been established al which persons coming from the east are examined for lice. Russians Move Up for Attack on Smolensk British Troops Take Offensive on One Sector of Libyan Front By the Associated Press Russian troops dragging machine- guns and cannons on sleds at 40 degrees below zero were reported surging forward at several points Tuesday in a drive aimed against Smolensk, 210 miles west of Moscow. At the same time the British radio said German generals had demanded that Hitler send 20 fresh divisions of picked troops to the Soviet front immediately, threatening that otherwise it would be difficult, if not impossible, to prevent a general Russian break. Soviet dispatches said German air and tank reinforcements arriving on the .southern front were being more than matched by Red army weapons. Testifying to Hie Red airforco superiority dispatches from the front credited one Russian air unit with destroying 17 Nazi planes in a week and long range bombers with deepening their offensive far into the German's rear. At one vital railway junction three German supply trains of more than 200 cars were destroyed. Russian forces were reported to have killed 1,400 Germans in three different sectors. Fighting- Near Msus CAIRO—(/P)— Roving British armored columns fought, on the offensive northeast of Msus Tuesday in a dogged effort to hold the inland shortcut which dominates the bulging North African shoreline while the four Indian divisions slowly , retreated through the Gcbol el Achdar coast range. The British Middle East commun- ique said this division was under heavy pressure of enemy forces which apparently had been reinforced. The extent of the withdrawal was not given by Monday this division was said to be just cast of Slonta, about 240 miles from the Egyptian border and 100 miles northeast of Bengasi. Thus while giving away along the coast the British were endeavoring to hold newly-won positions along the inland route. Oil and Gas Filings Hempstead Count/ February 2, 1042 Prepared by Jewelle BartlcU Warranty Deed, elated 2-2-42, book, page, Mary Arnold to Ford Johnson. Lots Six (G) and Seven (7), Block One (1) and Lol Eighteen (18) in Block Three (3) all in Nichol Addition, Hope, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 1-28-42, book, page. W. C. Wallis, el ux lo Mrs. C. C. Dodson. Lots Five 5) and Six (G) in Block Four (4), Wallis Addition, Hope, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 1-28-42, book, page. W. C. Wallis, el ux to Mrs. Belly DeLoach. Lois Seven (7), Eight (8), Nine (9), Ten (10), Eleven (11), Twelve 12). and Thirteen (13), Block Four 4), Wallis Add., Hope, Ark. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-29-42, book, page, 5 ycar.s. Oliver Lloyd, el ux lo Gene Goff. Norlh 50 acres of S'/. NWV 4 Sec. 5 T. 14 S., R. 25 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-29-42, book, page, 5 years. Bessie Shaw lo Gene Goff. South 30 acres of S 1 /. NW'/i Sec 5, T. 14 S., R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 2-2-42, book, page, 27 acres. Croth Eley, el al to U. S. A. Pi. NW'/i NE'/i Sec. 29, T. U S., R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, 1-29-42, book, pa.se, 310 acres. Lloyd Spencer, el ux lo E. M. Osborn. E'/i SW'/ 4 ; NW'/Ii SW'.v SE'/ 4 all in T. 28; W 3/4 NW'/i SW Sec 27 all in T. 10 S., R. 25 W. Quitclaim Deed, dalcd 1-28-42, book, page, 41.50 acres. J. T. Dotson, ct al to Mary Ellen Dolson, PI. NE>/4 NW'/r Ft. SE'i NW'4; Pt. SW'/4 NE'/ 4 all in Sec. 29, T. S., R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 2-2-42. book, page, 41.50 acres. C. T. Dotson, et al lo U. S. A. Pt. NE'/ 4 NWV4; Pt. SE'/4 NWlii; Pt. SWV 4 NEVi all in Sec. 29, T. 9 S., R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, O. & G. and Mineral Royally, daled 2- -42, filed 2-3-42. Gordon Vines, el ux to R. D. Franklin. Two and nine-fourteenths full royalty acres out of my interest in and to the South 50 acres of Ihe SV> SW'/4 Sec. 13, T. 14 S., R. 24 W. Intended to convey to R. D. Franklin my remaining interest in and to all oil, gas and mineral royalty, to the extent of seven and one-seventh acres which I own. O. & G. Leas.c dated 1-15-41, filed 2-8-42, 4U acres, 10 yeais. J. L. Light to R. L. D'ike. S'WV 4 SEVi Sec 31 T 14 S.. R. 23 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-2G-42, filed 2-3-42, 200 cares, 10 years. Charles A, Chaplin, et ux to Jan. L. Grizzard. QSW'/i Sec. 30; NE'/i NW'/i Sec. 31, all in T. 13 S., R. 24 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 1-1G-42, filed 2-3-42, 80 acres, 10 years. C. S. Ashby, et ux lo Jas. L. Grizzard. N 1 /. NE'/i Sec. 25, T. 13 S., R. 2G W. Royalty Deed, dated 2-2-42, filed 2-3-42, M. int. J. R. Williams, ct ux to Leo Robins. SW/4 SW'/4 Sec, 19, T 14 S., R. 24 W. It is the intention of the grantor lo convey 20 royally acres. O. & G. Lease, daled 1-28-42, filed 2-3-42,_ 14G.G7 acres, 10 years. J. W. Turner, ct al to Jas. L. Gizzard N". NE'/ 4 ; NE'/i NW'/i; Pt. W 1 /' NW'/i all in Sec. 3G T. 13. S., R. 25 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-29-42, filed 2-3-42. J. D. Glcen, et ux lo Jo.sse McFaddin & Vora McFaddin. Lol' Four, Block Eighl (8), Oaklawn Ad., Hope, Ark. Warranty Deed, dated 1-28-42, filed 2-3-42, 1GO ac-re.s. J. L. Rogers, ct ux to S. Callicott. Undivided one half interest in E',-; NE'/i Sec 19- WK NW'/i Sec. 20 all in T. 12 S., R. 23 W~ O. & G. Lease, dated 1-1G-42, filed 2-3-42. 120 acres, 10 years. W. G. Sool- CM-. el ux lo Jas. L. Gny.y.ard. SW'i NE'/,; E'i SE'/i Sec. 25, T. 13 S., R. 25 W. Nevada County February 2, 1912 By Ik-leu Hc-stciley Oil and G:is Lease, recorded 1-28-42. Clark Sample from J. S. Sullon el ux. E NE SW Sec. 10, T. 13, R. 22 W. O. & G. Lease, recorded 1-21-42. Byron H. Schaff from Arthur Baker, et ux, trustee. SE NW; SW NE N\V S'E Sec. 11, T. 15, R. 23 W. Partial release of mortage record, recorded 1-31-42. A. C. Taylor from Louis Pell, administrator. Sec. 23 T. 14, R. 23 W. Royalty Deed, recorded 1-2G-42. Charles H. Tompkins from W. H Me- ( Millan et ux. SE SW Sec. 20, T. 14, R. 22 W. Warranty Deed, recorded 1-27-42. T. P. Waiers from S. J. Bustin et ux. SE NE, Frac. SW NW, Sec. 31 and 32, T. 3, R. 21. O. & G. Lease, recorded 1-30-42. H. L. Lester ct al from O. H. Jones et ux. SW SW Sec. 10, T. 15 R. 23. Assignment O. & G. Lease, recorded 1-27-42. Arkansas Louisiana Gas Coin|.-any from R. E. Anderson et ux See. 25, T. 14. R. 21 W. Arkansas Fuel Oil Co, from M. D. Shell et al. E NW; W NE; NE SW; NW SE See. 34, T. 12, R. 20 W. Re- Allied Action — Singapore to Hawaii -O FIGURES SHOW MILES PHILIPPINES Big Allied Move Said Underway Australian Minister Reassures Singapore Defenders CANBERRA, Aust.— Iff*)— Army Minister Francis M. Forde told Australian forces overseas in a broadcast Tuesday that a "big movement by the Allies is underway." ^'Addressing especially ~lho .men of the Australian Imperial forces at Singapore, Fordo declared that each hour that the Japanese were held at bay permits the concentration and development of more reinforcements and the accumulation of more weapons. "It does not need my words to im- pell you, therefore, to hold on," he said. , (Continued on page four) To Lower Army Requirements Men With Minor Defects Will Be Taken Soon WASHINGTON -(tP,— Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, selective service director said Tuesday that army entrance standards inevitably would be lowered as the need for manpower developed and predicted that men with minor defects would be taken in for limited service by the hundreds of thousands. He appeared before a special house committee investigating the migration of defesne workers and concentrating now on the mustering of all available man power. Group Discusses Tuberculosis Representatives of 12 Counties Attend Hope Meeting Twelve counties are represented by the meeting of a Tuberculosis Study Group at the Hempstend County Court house. In this meeting, Dr. H. Lee Fuller, Director Tuberculosis Control, Arkansas State Board of Health, will discuss the records and work of a tuberculosis clinic. Mrs. Lila Sallee, Consultant Nurse with Arkansas State Board of Health, is the leader for the group. Counties represented, and nurses and doctors expected are as follows: Saline: Dr. L. B. Jones & Mrs. Mary ~ox, Hot Springs; Mrs. Lois Williams- Clark, Dr. W. B. Prothro and Miss Louisa Pen-ill. Miss Golda Matthews; Dallas, Miss Ethelle Reeves; Ouachita, Dr. R. C. Kenncrly, Mrs. Jean Quini- by, Miss Iris Sullivan, Columbia County, Mrs. Norma Busscy: LaFayct- te County, Mrs. Inez Turner; Miller Counly. Miss Olive Petillo, Miss Ann Kirklcy, Miss Louise Smith; Little River, Dr. J. W. Ringgold; Howard, Miss Vida Cathey; Sevicr, Mrs. Ola Meari- man; Hemps-toad, Dr. E. C. Budd and Miss Cecilia Hughes. Nicotinic acid, an important member of vitamin B complex—and not nicotine, has a new name, "Niacin," chosen by National Research Council. (NEA Iclcmop) Map shows latest Allied action from Singapore to Hawaii: (I) Britisli bombard Japs massing for attack on Singapore: (2) U. S. guns at Corrcgi- tlor shell Jap attackers: (3) U. S. Dutch buttle Japs in Macassar Strait, Amboiiiii; (3) U. S. fleet blasts Japs in Marshall, Gilbert Lsands. Favor Huge Loan to China House Committee Votes 500 Million Dollar Loan WASHINGTON, (If)— Authorization for a 500 million" dollar war loan tcf China was approved unamiously Tuesday by the House Foreign Affairs committee. Members said the action was taken in a few minutes—and without dissent—immediately after four cabinet officer told them that the loan was necessary to help China prosecute its war effort. Must Replace Chile Nitrate War Takes Vital Product From Hempstead Farms Hempstead county farm gardeners should consider how to replace commercial sources of nitrogen if it becomes necessary, Oliver L. Adams, county agent, advises. Defense needs for nitrates and lack of shipping space for the importation of nitrate from Chile may mean there will be no surpluse of nitrate of soda for use on farms and since farm garden crops require considerable amounts of nitrogen in order lo develop properly, farmers should begin developing plans for other sources of nitrogen. In this regard, the county agent points out that one <»{ the best sources of nitrogen and one that is found on practically every farm in barnyard manure. If there are any farmers in the county that do not now save all of the manure produced on the farm for applying to crop land or oil Ihe garden, they can make a direct contribution In the Food-for-Victory campaign by immediately beginning to conserve this source of nitrogen for use on crops, Mr. Adams says. Even though supplies of commercial nitrogen were unlimited, the gardener would find that the application of manure to vegetable crops would he of more value than the use of nitrate of soda alone, according to Earl J. Allen of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. The organic matter that manure supplies to the soil, the Extension horticulturist explain.']) results in improving its physical condition, enabling it to absorb and retain more moisture, thereby being less subject lo drouth during the hot dry summer months. Another method that farm gardeners may follow to supply additional amounts of nitrogen lo Ihc garden, Allen says, i.s lo have Iwo garden areas, planting one to the vegetables desired for home use that year and planting the other to ' legumes that may be turned under during the season as a source of both nitrogen and humus. There arc other advantages of having two alternate gardens. The increasing prevalence of both diseases and insects in gardens has made production a problem for many. By rotating the garden each year, the sproda of disease and the increase in insect numbers can be slopped lo a great extent. Disbursement of Tire Quota County Rationing Board List Persons Receiving Tires The Hempstead county tire rationing board',' com'posSu 1 'uf'CWsey McRae Sr., chairman, George W. Robison, and T. S. McDavitt, announced Tuesday the disbursement of tires and tubes during January in Hempstead county. The disbursements follow: Arthur Frierson—School District No. 61. Dr. Jim McKenzie—Doctor. Carlton LeRoy Roberts—Plumbing. Tol-E-Tex Oil Co.—Oil Dealer, Gas Contract. C. V. Nunn—Oil Dealer, Gas Contract. Gunter Lbr. Co.—Government Project. Tol-E-Tex Oil Co.-Oil Dealer. John C. Thompson—Mail Carrier. Hempstead County Trucks. Dr. Don Smith—Doctor. F. R. Johnson—Oil Dealer. Gunter Lumber Company. Home Ice Co. X. B. Miller—Mail Carrier. Leon Davis—Ice Dealer. Hope Coco Cola Bottling Co. Falcon Seaboard Drilling Co. Passenger Tires and Tubes with Light weight trucks—tubes, 6, quota 13; tires—10, quola 15. Trucks and buses tires and lubes- lubes, 13, quota 25; tires 23, quota 30. Obsolete tires and tubes—tubes, 13, tires, 14. Two Thrusts at Batan Positions Again Repulsed Americans Counter Attack, Overrun 3 Lines Enemy Trenches WASHINGTON-m-Two atlempiS by the Japanese to land troops on the west coast of Batan Peninsula the night of February 2 were repulsed with heavy losses, the War Department announced Tuesday and General Douglas MacArthur's forces also successfully counter attacked the Japanese on their right flank, overrunning three lines of enemy trenches Attack at Midnight Landing attempts on Mac-Arthur's left consisted of first raids by Tatori, special shock troops, which were repulsed by artillery fire and a second and more serious attempt at midnight when the American's night flying pursuit planes discovered a large number of barges approaching the coast under a naval escort. The planes attacked the convoy immediately with light bombs and machineguns and as enemy troops approached the shore the American and Philippine beach defense troops attacked them with artillery. None Reached Shore "None of the barges reached shore, although a number were found disabled and burning along the beaches the next morning," a communique said. On MacArthur's right where the Japanese had attempted to drive a wedge into the defending lines the Americans counter attacked and captured large amounts of enemy equipment. ..MaeAr.thur.reported to the War Department thaV Brig." Gen. Clinton" AT Pierce had been wounded slightly in recent fighting. ' Respect for Big Guns By LEE CLARK WITH GEN. MACARTHUR'S/ FORCES ON BATAN—W 5 )—(February 1, delayed)—Bullseye shooting by ar- tillermen of the U. S. armed forces of the Far East is teaching the Jap-" anese a healthy respect for the 155^ mm. field pieces. Artillery officers told their men's accurate fire had repeatedly broken up thrusts against the American and Philippine lines. When I visited the front a single 105-mm. gun was firing for the Japanese. Battery commanders said they had silenced many Japanese batteries in the past few days. Japanese aerial activity also lessened. In this sector American guns command the sole road along Manila Bay over which the Japanese are trying to bring up artillery and tanks for an assault. Lt. Zelon Holly at Camp Bullis, Texas SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Second Lieutenant Henry Z. Holly of Hope, Arkansas, i.s a member of the second class of student officers at the Third Army Junior Officers Training Center at Camp Bullis. 15 miles north of San Antonio, Texas. Lieutenant Holly, regularly assigned to the 9th Infantry, was selected as one of 152 junior officers to attend the course by hi.s commanding officer, 9th Infantry, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, Commanding General of the Third Army, who initiated the Training Center to boost leadership and instructional ability in Third Army officers of company grade, prescribed selection of students as follows: "Each officer selected as a student for the Junior Officers Training Center must be possessed of initiative, resourcefulness and strong qualities of leadership. Such officers must be chosen from those with outstanding records." The capstone of the Washington Monument at the nation's capital is crowned by a small pyramid of pure aluminum weighing 100 ounces. '$ Cotton By the Associated Press NEW OKLEANS March May July October December January NEW YORK March May July "_" October ' December January Middling bpot 19.74 Close . 18.23 . 18.37 ..-18.48 . 18.66 . 18.71 . 1S.75 . 18.22 . 1S.34 . 18.24 . 1S.4S 18.54 . 18.59 Unity Between U. S. r Britain Demonstrated by Troops in Ireland, King Says BELFAST, Northern Ireland -W— King George VI in a written message opening a new session of the Parliament of North Ireland declared Tuesday the recent arrival of American troops in Ihe British Isles was a demonstration of the unity of purpose existing between Britain and the United States. "I am confident that the result will be further strenglhening of those ties of kinship and those common ideals which mean so much for the future of the world," said Ihe message read to parliament by the Duke of Abercorn, governor of Northern Ireland. McFaddin to Speak at Rotary Meeting A meeting of the 27 Rouiry clubs in Ihe Ark-La-Tex area will be held in Shreveport Friday night at 7:30 at the Washington-Youree hotel. E. F. McFaddin of Hope will be the principal spea'. er and will discuss "Rotary and Ihe Wai- Effort." Arrangements are being made for 1,000 people, including a delegation from the local club. British Sign Pact With Haile Selassie LONDON — (f>— Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden informed the House of Commons Tuesday that diplomatic and financial agreements with Haile Sela.ssie were signed Saturday at Addis Ababa, restoring normal diplomatic relations and providing lo:ms hy which Ethiopia would got 3 pounds.

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