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VOLUME 43 -- NUMBER 119 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1942 World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press The Weather ARKANSAS — Warmer Tuesday night. Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929 fAPh-Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper EnttrprlM Ann PRICE 5c COPV ava Defenders Holding ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft •'• ft ft ft U. S. Destroyer Jaco(Jone^Siinl^J Our D«iiv R^nA i Shio Toroedoed NevirTax ' Three Main Jap Spe •it Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN Radical Australia Abolishes Wages A Democracy Meets Test of War Si Your admiration for Australia is bound to be heightened by today's news from the Land of the Southern Cross. For Australia, 100 per cent ruled by labor unions, and known as the most radical of the English-speaking nations, has met the threat of ^ Japanese invasion by ordering the conscription of The United States is still several -©military and naval defeats away from that momentous decision—but it will come. It will come, because, just as capilal has no right to demand ordinary profit n the manufacture of war materials icithcr has labor any right to demand ordinary wages for the making of •^ . By B Puerto Rico island Shelled .by Enemy Sub Mono Island Blasted, No Damage or v Casualties Reported SAN JAUN, Puerto Rico — (/?)— An enemy ship shelled Mona Island of Puerto Rico's westernmost extremity Monday night, Governor R. Tugwell's office announced Tuesday. * It was the first shelling of U. S. territory on the Atlantic side since the war started. Presumably submarines shelled the island, which houses a National Youth Administration camp. The island is 20 -miles." Remberlo Cassaba, assistant head of Ihc camp reported lhe altack but said no damage or casualties resulted. "The shells landed far up on Ihc rocky cliffs of the island," he reported. First-Aid Class 'Gets Under Way Dr. J. G. Martindale * Pleased With Opening Session The first meeting of the Instructor's First Aid Class got underway with ^n exceptionally fine start Monday night. Dr. J. G. Martindale is pleased with the keen interest shown by those attending his class. Textbooks were distributed Monday night and after an interesting session lessons were assigned for the next meeting. • The First Aid Class will not meet Tuesday night, because of time needed to get bandages and other equipment for the next lesson. Class will be resumed Wednesday night at 8:00. The following selected by the Hemp- •iead County Defense Council to lake Ms course attended the firsl meel- ing Monday night: Mrs. Howard Bycrs; Mrs. Lamar Cox; Elbert Davis; D. W. Donnington; Mrs. Lola Dossett; Mrs. Joy Edwards; Jim Embree; Mrs. Mary Foster; Mrs. Henry Haynes; Mrs. *'-ank Johnson; Mrs. M. M. Mc- (Jloughan; S. E. McGregor; Mrs. J. O. Milam; K. R. Snydcr; Hendrix Spraggins; Paul Simms; Royce Smith; Roy Stcphcnson; Mrs. John Vesey; Wyhle Wimberly; H. B. Vineyard; •/id R. H. Murtindale. The following people who were selected did not iitlcnd: Chief Haynie; Fonv-ic Moses; Mrs. Nuylon Wylie and Tom Wardlow. Several people who had already had this first aid course or who had at- ,<\.ded first aid classes and wanted to complete lliis course also attended. They were: Mrs. Florine Miller, Mrs. Marie Nichols, Miss Ruth Taylor, Howard Hankins. Mrs. Louise T. Brylcs, William R. S'ommerville and Mrs. McCulley. I -n» • — Auto, Tires Stolen Here Are Recovered •(Local police.- announced Tuesday the and and light plant about three weeks ago and an automobile stolen from James E. Allen last week. . Allen's car was recovered in Corpus tliri.sti. Texas and police there arrested Pete Buiru, ux-convicl, for the hings not to be sold for profit. It has been perfectly evident all hrough the international crisis that ouv own American administration, lowevcr keen its feelings against the oreign aggressor, never for one mo- nenl has lei the people forget that his is a labor union government—a 'overnment that regarded foreign danger as less threatening lhan domes- ic political Irouble over wages paid 'or war work. But Australia has forgotten more about union labor than Americans ever knew. And today Australia gives us a arand new example on how the most radical of the Anglo-Saxon nations meets a war emergency. One does not write this from an anti-labor bias. These simply are times when- one has to strike down the avarice and thoughtlessness of friends—or see our nalion and Anglo- Saxon civilization ; destroyed. No more, no less. What matter organizing labor unions today if tomorrow there is no work to do, all of us being slaves? Whal mailer arguing over wages lo- day if tomorrow the dollars we have saved up arc so worthless that a trunkful wouldn't buy a ham sandwich. The material facts of today's crisis, speak to us not as labor or capilal bul as Americans. And I must confess Uiat Australia with a political philosophy nearci Russia's than our own, appears able to give us a drastic lesson on how lo kick nalional loyally into the Hearts of dollar palriols. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON Proven on Bataan Garand Rifle Fails lo Suil Marin Corps. National Rifle Association Joins in Criticism of Garand Rifle. Experts Cite Inaccuracies in Garand Rifle Firing as U. S. Orders Probe. Flaw Finders Are Busy With Army's New Garand Semi-Aulomatic Rifle. These were a few of Ihc headlines during the great controversy over Ihc garand rifle in Ihc summer of 1340. Practically everything, it seemed, Ship Torpedoed by Enemy Sub Off U.S.Coast Ninth Naval Ship Sunk February 28, Off Cape May, New Jersey WASHINGTON — W)— The Navy innounced Tuesday thai the destroyer acob Jones was sunk by an enemy ubmarine off Cape May, N. J., be- ore dawn on February 28, and that >nly 11 men of the destroyer's crew iiirvived. The number of those lost, including he commanding officer Ll. Commander H. D. Black of Cradell, N. J., was lot given but was far more than 100 ince normal wartime complement a- •ound 145 officers and men. Two torpedos hit the Jacob Jones The firsl blew up lhe bow and ap- larenlly killed all personnel on lhe jridge as well as Ihe men sleeping in ihe forward living quarters. The second blew up lhe stern and all the depth charges. Survivors consisted of 9 enlistee men from the engine room and two apprentice seamen. Of the 11 only one man was outside the amidship section when the stern was blown up. That one was in lhe after engine room. In the communique the Navy said neither the enemy submarine nor torpedo was sighted prior to the first hit. After- the first hit the submarine circled ahead of her and fire a torpedo which caused Hie explosion of the depth charges in the stern. This was the ninth naval ship officially lost so far in the war, including the Reuben James torpedoed last fall prior lo lhe U, S. declaration of the war. Other were three combatant ships, a mine layer, a target ship lost at Pearl Harbor, the lanker Natchez, torpedoed in unidentified waters and Tax ' Three Main Jap Spearheads in Java Pronto Hit yone Mdthau Askmmittee Anal of $9000,000 Bill WASH SHOT—A ?9>G10,000,- 3gram "to be felt in home" was laid bed the nation Tuesday by Secro>rgenthau. s will be severe and be felt in every home, hief told the House „„„., ...is commitlce. "War is never cl I it is a million tunes cheaper than to lose," he said. Additixes which he proposed would twelves be greater than etl by the federal gov- singlc year prior to 000 war every A fore con .The n Ihe emp; Ihc trci Ways BORNEO U. S.. DUTCH KEEP POUNDING INVASION SHIPS OBAWEAN SBbORA £5 SOERAB ^SEMARANG ANDOENG JAP TARGETS JAP THRUSTS ft ft ft Feared Lost However, Huge Enemy Armada Hearing Island On ih •as. he nd b -1 141 hid ve TS ;Cre ge in th bs y, S. ta. ie a U" \- t any eve ernmcnt 1941 - ' . 4 »«• As a diyment on victory Mor- genthau' doubling of most in- dividualie taxes with the rates so stiff a single man with an income )0 would pay a ?230 tax, and if tfc a million he would only beled lo keep about $100,- Part (tax probably would be deducted paychecks. He rjended higher taxes on corporajplugging so-called loopholes, 1 excess taxes, covering cigaretlil soda pop, sliffer estate and gifes, plus two .billion,.'dollars iflitional social security , taxes, i I Toec ith existing federal taxes ° ,11* 1*!11 n..~...:*4n«4 Ihis pi Roosev taxes i treasur Morg needed lerials should (NtA leicmop) „ .„ , .» P.antalions and eslates of "^ ^^' d « J? h Td'BhS?t£* S^t^S* t^tct SS £my h £ ££ £.•££* i -a and an expected one from Bali. „_ — British Hit at Profiteering the coast guard culler Hamilton. Loss of Ihe Alexander Alexander was wrong with the new weapon. A few months before it had been widely hailed as the most devastating shoulder-piece ever devised. Then suddenly the nation was toltl that the rifle showed "amazing inaccuracies" even al mid-combat ranges of MO yards that fired at speed, recovery of two trailer tires wheels stolen from the water Hamilton, with moderate casualtiso, was announced February 23. The following day the loss of the deslroyer Truxtun and the store ship, Pollux, in a storm off Newfoundland with a total loss of 189 officers and men was reported by the Navy. The Truxton, the Reuben James and now the Jacob Jones were all of the old world war four-slacker lype of destroyer. The Jacob Jones was launched November 11, 1918, a 1,200 ton ship and had a speed of 35 knots. The vessel was the second of that lame to be lost in action with the enemy, the first was the Jacob Jones of World War days, went down with 64 men, December G, 1917 while en •oute from Brest to QUeenslown, Irc- and. Both were named for a hero of the war of 1812. Lt. Commander Black, 38, look command April 14, 1931. Ho was a native of New Jersey. ond t Emani Odd Prcj Presk were there icd in n of the Italian King md was 43 years old. it John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, both i at Quincy, Mass.; bolh lived ;n elccled; and both are burl city. ing po would fulfill - D1B eciuest for 27 billions in j Q{ coming fiscal year, Say Food Supply 30 Per Cent Higher Than 1940 —iff)— Public anger over I MELBOURNE, Forced Labor for Australia Conscription Resorted to on Eve Invasion Threat Italians Admit Damage to Ships Assert One Vessel Sunk by British Bombers ROME—(/P)—Several merchantships Dutch Submarine Sinks Tanker, Bombers Blast 2 Large Transports By the Associated Press American, Brilish and Dulch troops were reported to be taking the offensive in Java Tuesday to drive Japan's invasion hordes inlo the sea, and the Dutch command announced that the Japanese assault forces had been checked in all three battle sectors. While the situalion Ihus was some- whal improved the Dutch acknowledged that the NEI government had been removed from Batavia ,the capital, to Bandoeng. Reuters dispatch from Bandoeng said the Allies had started a counter offensive. Informed London quarters said the defenders still were faced with a formitable task, "although they are fighting extremely well." On the Burma front the British and Indian troops, under the direction of Sir Archibald Wavell, who was shifted from Java to lead a joint defense, were reported holding firmly along the Sittang river line. s. ih, mos t Situation in Hand BANDOENG—(/P)—"It can be stated without reservation that, the situa- tion^Temains ' well' in • hand- on-*all fronts," an authorized Dutch spokesman told the Aneta agency late Tuesday night. By the Associated Press ail civn-iaay "Hi"- »"- —- Dutch defenders of Java, aided by ;, tightened/control over the three | the Kalian command announced Tues- j ^^^ ^^ j^ the midst I anticipation of war's spread to Aus «.i ^=™r « ff-JSm I !*±J=rSS.'Sl3[ Jit I *3* = -.T-_'= -* „ ,, u „« „» ^i=-r h sr^±°^i=£^^,rt six „, only to pay for war ma- ti on . so to check inflalion. We Casligaling food rackclecrs as 'dang- o.. uulu so as to withdraw the cl . lo our causc ' a spokesman said that j greatcs siblc volume of purchas- ,. wo are determined Ihey shall be abolished for ftc fart time in ra t this lime." He pled his opposition genera new p posed to pay "Thq- borne yeryone," he asserted. slumped oul." a ' " said details of the new measure | k tax and'declared the ™~» -™^"^ and said wages TI should be fair and im-P mlnis ^ of food supp i y already'"'" 1V -" cordancc with the ability cmploys goo inspectors and has made „ , , , 140000 prosecutions, of this war will have lo be • ' asscrtc( i thai lhe nalion s •Sffl^SSS to extend ^^ulatio^-c=^^ I ^^|r»«*%S%'£^«ffl 1 £ flames. and I The Italians declared naval sunk a British submarine, mostly for con- the time Dulof Oosta Dies in Irish Prison NAI I, Kenya Coloney—(/P)—The j Duke Dosta, Viceroy of Elhiopia, who bjio a Brilish prisoner of war The Duke was the sec- I liu aiau HSSC1 tCCl . food slock al Ihc end of 1941 was 30 per cent higher than the end of 1940. Cash Settlement BookCampaign | on Crop.Losses Gets Underway I would gel so hoi no soldier could lold it ... that when tested on lhe Mexican border it sanded up badly ... that its mechanism required careful lubrication with graphite and :hat sand readily stuck to the lubricant . . . that because of the relatively poorer accuracy of the Garand, as compared with the Springfield rifle, lhe Marine Corps had materially lowered its qualification scores in order to maintain the morale of enlisted men. Now we have a new witness. His name is Douglas A. MacArthur. Reporting from the Bataan peninsula, General MacArlhur lells the War Department the performance of the Garand has been "excellent," that the rifle operated with no mechanical defects and did not develop stoppages from dust or dirt. The Garand had been in almost constant action for us much as a week without cleaning or lubrication. MacArthur suggested no modifications in parts or assembly. That report pretty well answers Oil and Gas filings Hempstead County P NK ' :I Mnri-li :t, 1942 '40 Prepared by Jewelle Barllett Warranty Deed, dated 2-11-42, filed 3-2-42, 51.G4 acres. George W. Henderson, cl ux to J. P. Hutson. PI. '/a SW'/i Sec. 24, Twp. 9 S., Rgc. 26 W. Warranty Deed, dated 1-12-42, filed 3-2-42. Ross R. Gillcspic, et al to V. M. McKce, et ux SVi NW'/i Sec. 36; '/it NVi NW'/i Sec. 36-nll in Twp. 12 S., Rgc. 25 W. 130 aceis. Reserving unto Ross R. Gillespie, et al an undivided ',•• interest in and to all the oil, gas, coal, sulphur, magnesium, aluminum and any and all other minerals. Deed, dated 2-8-39, filed 3-2-42, State of Arkansas to Ruth B. Mayers. Pt. E 1 /:; Block 13, Wallis Addition, Hope, Arkansas. O. & G. Lease, dated 2-21-42, filed 3-2-42, 80 acres, 10 years. Frances the critics, hut it need not damn clurk Duvis ' ot al to Hunt Oil Com- every last one of them. The Garand I 3a ". y - Ev * NE % Sec. 33, Twp. 14 S., 1G S., lands Coun 8, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 26 W. ..; SE'A NW'/i Sec. 8, Twp. e. 2C W. (40 acres). The above ing in Miller and Hempstead 475.45 acres in all. Ben 14 S. to E Twp. every has been constantly improved, undoubtedly many improvements have been due lo Ihis type of criticism. At the same time, the Army is to be commended for slicking with the Garand and not tossing it into the pond, as some critics advocated. Mat-Arthur himself shares in this theft. The two tires were recovered triumph for the .new rifle. As Army in Tcxarkana. , "Mr. Slripes" *Thc liacr is called "Mr. Stripes" by natives in Malaya. They believe that a pcrsnii wlm spi-alts disivsiici of it soon is chosen us u victim. rliief of staff he insisted that th gun's caliber be changed to .30 so that its ammunition would conform with that of machine guns and the Springfield. I One of the things this meant was Rge. 23 W. O. & G. Lease, dated 2-7-42, filed 3-2-42. Stale of Arkansas to Harry Randall. EVa NE'/i Sec. 4, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. (80 acres); NE'4 SE'/i Sec. 4. Twp. 14 S., Rge. 23 W. (40 acres); £W>:i SWV 4 Sec. 31, Twp. 13 S., Rge. 25 W. (40 acres); NWVi SW',4 Sec. 21. Twp. 14 S., Rge. 28 W. (40 acres); SW 1 ., NWVi Sec. 21, Twp. 14 S., Rgc>. 28 W. (40 acres); Pt. E'A SEV 4 Sec. 34, Twp. 14 S., Rge. 28 W. (55 acres); SW'i SWVi Sec. 35, Twp. 14 S., Rge. W. (40 acres); W'/i N\V',:i Twp. 15 S., Rge. 28 W. (Continued on Page Two) arw.O; I-VI. NK',-4 N\V/4 Sec. .1. Twp. 1C S., Rgo. 26 W. C40.45 acres); SWVj All Citizens Asked to Donate to Library The Victory Book Campaign is now in progress, a campaign to collect ten million books for the men in uniform This is not a movement to supply a luxury, but rather n necessity of oui way of life. Every kind of book ib needed as long as it is alive in the •orld today. Do not search in youi flic for books ' randparcnts but vould not consider reading, Roijy Deed; dalcd 2-24-42, filed 158 acres, O/a Royalty acre), 1/352*1. George Noland ,et ux to E. A. R. rs. Pt. SE'A Sec. 32, Twp. 14 S., R 24 W. Ro.|y Deed, dated 2-24-42, filed 3-41158 acres. U Royalty acrel 1/126'lnl. George Noland, ct ux to Ben Idich. Pt. SE'/i Sec. 32, Twp 14 S.,;ge. 24 W. Roxty Deed, dated 2-24-42, filed 3-3-4^80 acres, 0/2 Royalty acre) l/128(Int. George Noland, et ux to Idich. SM; SWV4 Sec. 33, Twp ?ge. 24 W. Ro'lty Deed, dated 2-24-42, file 3-3-4' 80 acres. 0.4 Royalty acre 1/2561 interest. George Noland, et u A. Rogers. SV'a SWVi Sec. 3 4 S., Rge. 24 W. Must Apply for Cotton Insurance Before March 16 Cdttorv crop insurance indemnities 5aid insured growers who suffer crop losses will be eligible for loans if cotton loans arc available, E. N. Martindale, chairman of the Hempstead County AAA Committee announced in explaining operation of the new cotton crop insurance program. "Upon satisfactory proof of loss," Mr. Martindale said, "the insured grower will be issued a certificate oi indemnily, indicating the number of and site of the action was not I fied. One Hurt When Cars Collide Dorothy Wotkins Treated at Local Hospital against the Japanese invasion hordes Tuesday as the 3-day-old battle for the last of the East Indies appeared to be taking a brighter turn. A bulletin from NEI headquarters said Allied troops "showing splendid offense spirit," were fighting in close contact with the invaders and that the Japanese had made no advance since Sunday in any of the three land- ngs areas of Java, The communique said a Dutch submarine had sunk a big enemy tanker off the coast embattled island. Japanese bombers escorted by fighters pounded Bandoeng for one and a half hours, inflicting a toll of 102 killed and wounded. Dispatches said 42 enemy bombers and 18 fighters were counted overhead at one point and that a handfull Allied fighters roared up to meet ie raiders. So far, it was announced, there was evidence that the invaders had An automobile driven by A. R. House of Tcxarkana collided with another driven by a Hempstead county negro named Ellis about 3 miles west of Hope Monday afternoon, causing painful but not very crilical injuries lo one person Dorothy Watkins, companion of Hstes of the boys in the .services a, sc ttlemcn, or may the lm '"°° u Commodity Crc- very like your own. Any volume j'-M d|t Corporation^tor^tam - Jo ^"^^^^^L'irirjSsu! I certificate, Provided loans are au- 1_,VJ1UI««J ,.*.. 1 House, received minor bruises. She was rushed to the Julia Chester hospital for treatment. Both automobiles were badly dam aged. Local and counly police investi galcd the accident. ^___^ dudicnce among soldiers, sailors - ^ ^^ ^ available, the j men in the service are a gi-ower will have until 15 days after of our national life. The the final date for obtaining loans m books of philosophy which to cash his indemnity or 90 'riders and so will the most days after receiving his cerUhcaVc rfptoctive story Poetry is read O f indemnity, whichever is later, wlteh fires of a hundred Mr. Martindale explained that un- history. biography, der the cotton crop insurance program has some meaning it is up to the grower to report tc thought of man. I his county AAA Committee any Joss by "the circling camps ever Cotton By the Associated Press NEW YORK March May July Oclober December January Middling spol 20.28. Close .. 18.49 18.66 .. 18.77 .. 18.88 18.92 ... 18.95 Wa'anty Deed, dated 12-4-41, filed 3-3-4 Ozetta Woodul, el al lo Ruth W. Hithews. Blocks 35 and 36, Tract B. H comb's Survey. W.x-anty Deed, dated 2-42, filed 32-42 i3 acres. James L. Bell, et ux to Vs M. E. Dotson. S-3/4 NWV:i SE'/iScc. 20; Pt. SWV 4 SEVi Sec. 20 all ii Twp. 9 S.. Rge. 25 W. Wip-anty Qeod, dated 2-11-42, filed 3-2-4! Cecil C. Burrus, et ux to Mary E. atson. SWV4 NE',4 Sec. 19, Twp. 9 S Rge. 25 W.; W.-i SEVi NEVi Sec. 10. T.vp. 9 S., Rge. 25 W. 60 acres m all. Warranty Deed, dated 2-3-42, filed 3-3-42, 35 acres. I. L- Pilkinton, et .guaranteed in the contract. In.case Senator'James H. Pilkinton, county Lf a total loss, settlement w 1 be if i-mm wdMiss Elsie Weisenber- made promptly. Partial *»»* will be ,0^ ass slant chairman urges each settled at harvest time when i is amilyh Hoi e and Hempstead county possible to determine accurately how amuy m nujji. a .- unvl ~i, ;,-,rio,vmiiv is oavable. o donate O aoilcUt-, tUltl AieiJ*fi"*-*•"•• •*•— — •* i jJw«-"^»— -— -— — , book or money to buy mu ch indemnity is payable. book now for the boys in uniform. Jap Shelling Islands of the Philippines WASHlNGTON-^-Japanese uav- - u al units are shelling, several ports or, aftei The closing date for applications in this county is March 16 and growers have been urged by Mr. H. L. Joiner, State Crop Insurance Supervisor to'sign up as early as possible. That date, the supervisor pointed out, will be the absolute deadline and no 194<d .. cotton crop insurance will be written islands of the Philippines is virtually no ground or air act Cranium Crackers Timely Tips Now that we are all getting up an hour earlier since adoption of daylight saving, or "wartime," there's no time like the present to answer these questions: 1. What is the big clock called in the tower over the Parliament Building in London? 2. Do all "hourglasses" reveal the passage of one hour? 3 When it is 1 p. m. in New York, what time is it in Denver, London, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta and Boston? 4. Complete these questions: "Time and wait for no man." "There is a time and for *W things." "Time is of the ." 5. Are all Swiss watches made livor Mai-Arthur's positions .in Bataan J.-rso.v, peninsula, the War Department said. I sin. Nt-w Yorlc, Ohio in Switzerland or by Swiss watch- m:ikt-rs? Answers on Comic Page lanaged to land any reinforcements SO Ship Armada Unconfirmed reports to London aid that a huge Japanese invasion rmada of 70 to 80 ships was bearing down upon Java and was under vio- enl assaull by relays of U. S. and Allied bombers. Possibly referring to the new danger the Dutch said United Nation's bombers scored direct hits on two Japanese transports of 10,000 tons and 8,000 tons off the Java coast. Defense forces were further credited with wiping out 10 Japanese naval fighting planes and their crews in a machine-gunning atlack against an enemy-occupied airfield—presumably on Java. Losses Heavy In London an official of the Netherlands government in exile painted a gloomy outlook of the battle, declaring Java cannot hold out much longer, unless reinforcements arrive. '''We have suffered terrible losses and chances of reinforcements are slight," the spokesman said, adding that Japanese strategy was aimed at driving straight across the middle ot Java to cut the island and defense forces in two. Officials said the Dutch government had moved from Batavia, Java capital, to the inland mountain town of Bandoeng. ,. Authorized quarters in the Indies said Monday that action was proceeding satisfactorily." Three main Japanese spearheads, totaling 60,000 to 80,000 troops, were reported stopped in their tracks. One column driving on Indramajoe Bay was said to be stalled 30 miles, from Bandoeng. A second had advanced 16 miles inland from Rembang to a region 85 miles west of the big Soerabaja Naval base and a third column in the Bantam district of westernmost Java, 60 miles from Batavia, evidently never penetrated far inland. T Tokvo said vanguards of the Jap- -.mcso' f-ivi-s nlrea.ly had ndvu«vd to within sight of Hnnd>H-.ng.

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