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.'{"; y "jffj't^- * UNITED STATtt DEFENSE STAMPS Served by the No. 1 News Organizations — The Associated Press & Wide World Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Showers and local thundershowers Thursday night and in the west and central portions Thursday afternoon. Little change in temperatures. VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 127 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927, Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Moons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE Allied Bombers Halt Japs ' " Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The 1 Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN •?> Farm Bureau vs. FSA War Production Comes First Yesterday's attack by R. E. Short, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, on radical elements within the Farm Security Administration was summarized in one paragraph. Mr. Short Said: "Fanners as a group, and the ® Farm Bureau as a large national organization, do not propose to sit idly by and see thc very essence of democracy, which is private land ownership, destroyed. We do not propose to sit idly by and see idealists attempt to romake all of agriculture on the i...sis of thc lowest bracket. They du not subscribe to the theory thhl a man with more than 40 acres of land is of questionable character and that one with more than 80 acres of land is a public enemy, an alarming philosophy projected from Washington and one which has been spreading steadily through the efforts of a radical group of employes in the Department of Agriculture." Farm Security Administration was set up originally, I believe, as a bureau to help deserving farm tenants to become landowners. But today the Farm Bureau sees FSA as nursing an overweening ambition not only to help the deserving few but to rewrite the terms of land ownership for Jo Sell Farm Buildings Inside 'Proving Ground Includes Homes, : n Barnes of 20 Former Residents on Highways 4, 29 Approximately twenty buildings on ^Highways 4 and 29, inside thc Southwestern Proving Ground reservation fence line, will be sold to the highest bidder during the weeks of March 16-21 and 23-28, Charles A. Armitage, administrative assistant, announced Thursday. *i The buildings are former homos of residents of the Proving Ground area and include all barns and out houses. All will be sold except p. few that can be used by the War Department. Ex-owners will be given first chance ^ and can negotiate with Mr. Armitage 1 during the week of March 16 through 21, The following week, sale of the remaining buildings will be open to the public. Buyers will bo required to tear dowfl nnd wmove... their ^.purchases. ,3 within an alloted time. All persons -interested arc asked to get in touch • with Mr. Armitage at thc Proving Ground. The buildings to be sold were formerly owned by: y Highway No. .9 '•'* W. O. Carter, Jack Simmons, George Sehooley, Estate, Sehooley .Church, John Verge, J. R. White, V. M. McKee, J. G. Garland, Estate, J. J. Schmidt, Mount Zion Colored Methodist Church, Sara B. Holder, Estate, Earl ,-» Sehooley W. J. Arnold, John Harts'' field. Highway No. 4 Mary Kejer, Special School District No. 56, J. M. Enyart, Joe Fincher, Mrs. Clara Stoy, Gerald Gilbert. .•»«-«•> .*. Few Hours Lost • in February Industries Report Excellent Record * for Month February reports from thc industrial plants in Hope show the lowest number of accidents and man-hours lost of any month in the past year. !?Five out of the six plants operated without an accident and the toal man- hours lost during the month of February were 350 out of 113,994 hours worked or 3/10 of 1%. For the quarter ending March 1, •jfthere were twenty accidents and 2,- *092V_ hours lost out of 308,936 hours worked, or 67/100 of 1%. Report for February was as follows: Temple Cotton Oil Company—14,790 hours worker, no accident, no hours v lost. ^ Hope Heading Company—6,197 hours worked, no accident, 40 hours lost. Brunei- Ivory Handle Company— 37,478 hours worked, 4 accidents, 230 hours lost. Hope Basket Company—31,440 hours Aworked, no accident, 80 hours lost. ' Union Compress & Warehouse Co.— 3,960 hours worked, no accidents, no everybody. What I am going to quote next was not in Mr. 'Short's statement; but it is published in the current Information Bulletin of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Says this bulletin "The immediate past executive .secretary of the Farmers Union in Arkansas (who held that position for a number of years), Douglas Bradley, in Inle 1941 resigned to accept a responsible position with the Farm Security Administration in the Sixth Region (Arkansas, MississippWwid Louisiana) with headquarters in Little Rock . . . "Farm Security Administration employes attended the Farmers Union Organization Conference on Petit Jean Mountain and also the 1941 national convention of the Union in Topeka, Kan. It was at this convention that the Farmers Union and CIO exchanged greetings and pledges of assistance through an inter-convention radio hook-up. "Just how far does the alliance go between the CIO, the Farmers Union, and the Farm Security Administration?" * * * Agriculture has watched with alarm the vaulting wage scales of Eastern factories no longer manufacturing for profit but for war; and agricultural leaders may therefore be execused for suspecting that a CIO connection with the land means utter disaster. As a matter of fact, this newspaper thinks their suspicion is correct. The Farm Bureau in its investigation of FSA is merely uncovering on theLBBricultural front the same species of irresponsible radicalism that has been headlined on the industrial front—and which taken in the al- Gandhi Sees No Settlement of India Question Says Britain Must Profess Imperialism Against India, Undo It WARDHA, India—(/P)—Despite the British government's announcement of plans for a post-war dominion status for India, the supreme of the Hindu nationalists. Mohamdas Gandhi professed Thursday to see no sign of settlement for the Indian question. The frail little man who renounced the title of Mahatma and even formal leadership of the all-India congress party said in an interview that Britain must profess the greatest crime against India which he defined as imperialism and undo it. At Bombay Mohammed Ali Jinnah, president of the Oil-India Moslum League, reiterated that the only silu- tion of thc problem acceptable to thc organization would be an India division into separate automonous Hindu and Moslum slates. Jinnah, leader of India's minority of 77 million Moslums made not mention of the coming of Sir Stafford Cripps to determine the future course for India. Famed Boat Race Is War Casualty, Recovers Quickly Wide World Features ST. PETERSBURG, Fln.-The annual St. Petersburg-Havana yacht race is a war casualty but a classy flotilla will unfurn sails march 14 for competition over a substitute course from here to Sanibel Island and return, a distance of 220 miles. Instead of stringing out in thc now perilous waters between here and Cuba with a Coast Guard escort as in "ormer years, the sleek racers will irocoed down Tampa Bay ind into he Gulf of Mexico through southwest pass, sail close to shore down he coast, round Sanibel Island and xicktrack to St. Petersburg. Thus they will not require a coast guard escort ,impossible because of thc war emergency. Several veterans of the St. Peters- jurg-Havnna race have entered, including the Osprey, a ketch known as the Cynosure until its sale by iidge Gandy of St. Petersburg to O. rl. Babcock, Jr., of Sarosota, and the Admatc, schooner owned by Theodore Leonard of Palmetto, Fla. «»•»»• hours lost. Gunter Lumber Company — 20,129 hours worked, no accidents, no hours lost. ft The hours lost by Hope Heading ' Company and Hope Basket Company during February are due to accidents occurring during January. The Graydon Anthony Lumber Italians Claim 5 Cruisers Hit Assert British Vessels Blasted in Big Convoy ROME —(/P)— Three British cruisers were hit, one of them probably sunk and other ships were damaged Wednesday in an attack on a large British naval formation in the Mediterranean, the Italian high command said Thursday. Successive waves of torpedo bombers carried out the attack after the formation was sighted and followed several days by reconaissance planes, the report claimed. German planes and submarines were said to have followed up the assault. The German high command's account of the Mediterranean battle claimed damage to five British cruisers. Japs Celebrate Fall of Java Tojo Claims Capture of 210,000 Allied Prisoners TOKYO — (#•)— Premier Genera Hideki Tojo told a special session o the Japanese Diet Thursday that Japan has captured more than ; 210,000 prison ers since the start of the war in the Pacific. To the Diet, summoned to celebrat the conquest of (lie Dutch East Indie and hear reports on the first thre months of the war, Tojo; .repeated th claims that "the main fleet of th United States and Britain alread has disappeared from the surface o the Pacific, and that all enemy strong holds in the southwest Pacific 'ar in our handsv" He added that Lull Still Prevails on Philippine Front WASHINGTON -(/P)- The War Department in one of the shortest com- muniques of the war reported Thursday that the lull in fighting on the Philiptfine's Bataan Peninsula continued. There are more brown than black 'Hurry Back, Mister ^ 1 Company has joined the Industrial he * required to contribute Uie.r «„*„(„ ri«,,«^ii »,,,i vL.ill malrp it's utmost to avert defeat and nation- together makes a frightening picture mcmbers in thc American black bear of national disunity and lagging war I f am ii v effort. No one demands the extinction of the Farm Security Administration. But its personnel should be purged, am! its policies revised back to their original aim—helping deserving tenants—leaving the matter of making over America into a collcctivist farm colony strictly alone until we see first whether thc Axis or America is going to win. Eastern labor agents infiltrating into thc ranks of FSA workers may have tried to sell the organization on the idea that all Arkansas can be broken down into 40- and 80-acre farms—but anyone who knows this, or any other farm state, knows also that there aren't enough competent farm managers to go around. There's just enough injustice in modern farming to require an FSA— but the available farm manpower prohibits any attempt to break down big farms completely. And every Ar- kansawycr knows this is true. It is simply another collision between fanciful theory and hard facts: What makes this atmosphere of suspicion surrounding the FSA absolutely intolerable is that we are being confronted with unproductive radicalism and domestic politicking at a time when America is at war, her young men in uniform, and every man, woman and child in civilian life is required to contribute their "Japan's defcns Russians Break German Lines Near Smolensk Move Threatens All Nazi Positions on Entire Northern Front By thc Associated Press The Russians were reported Thursday to have hurled 90 armored and in 'entry division, perhaps 1,500,000 into in offensive on the southern front rom Taganrog on thc sea of Azov up to thc vicinity of Kharkov, in the upper Ukranine. They were also heavily attacking in .he Orel sector, some 250 miles above Kharkov and 200 miles south of Moscow and about Straya-Russa area where the 16lh German army is encircled below Leningrad. In thc Orel fighting the Germans adknowledgcd' that the Nazi lines had ncen penetrated. All this indicated .hat the Soviet command had embarked upon the greatest offensive action since thc beginning of thc Russian campaign. New Co ledonia New Outpost for U. S.? positions along the northern horde (the frontier with Soviet Russia) i solid." Japan's navy minister Shigelaro Shimada said 130 United Nations warships had been sunk. He declared that the Japanese Naval losses were By the Associated Press Russia's armies were reported Thursday to have broken through German lines guarding the direct approaches to Smolensk, key Nazi stronghold, 230 miles west of Moscow, and front line dispatches said German positions in the whole vast regions north of Smolensk were now endangered by the Soviet counter offensive. Red army troops scored another im- prrtant breakthrough north of Lake Ilmen on the Leningrad front, it was reported, and were smashing strong German defensive positions. A Soviet dispatch said remanents of 96,000 German soldiers trapped in the Straya-Russa sector 'below Lake Ilmen were bolstering their dwindling food supplies with horse meat and that suicides were increasing among the beleaguered Nazis. The trapped 16th German army which had already lost 12,000 men was said to have suffered additional thousands in casualties. only destroyers, 4 submarines, 5 special submarines, 1 special vessel, 5 minesweepers, and 27 transports. Tojo said that Germany and Italy were winning victories "which parallel ours" but he warned that the war was not yet won. Bowling By Telegraph CHICAGO—W 5 )—Telegraphic bowling matches between co-ed teams at University of Chicago, Illinois, Minnesota and Penn State arc being held this year for the first time. Each team rolls in its own city and scores are telegraphed to a central committee for tabulation. .Safety Council and will make it's report next month. Uniform air raid signals suggested by the Office of Civilian Defense have been adopted in several regions. Uniform signal given by air horns or 'Vwhistles consists of short blasts; given by sirens consists of fluctuating notes of two minute duration at varying intervals. The all-clear signal is a long, continuous blast or a note given at a steady pitch. The only active volcano is continental United States is Mount Lassen, in California. al dissolution. * * * By WILLIS THORNTON An End to Rent Profiteering An all-out offensive against rent profiteers apparently will start roll-' ing any day now. Price Control Ad- I ministrator Leon Henderson, never' one to be timid, promises he will act unless abnormally spiraling rents are reduced within 60 days. Henderson asserts his office will not (Continued on Page Five) NEA Service Telephoto With his best wishes and u hearty handshake, Lt. Thomas Liston, an instructor at Perriii Field, Texas, sends Rogers Horusby, Jr., son of the new manager of tlie Ft. Worth Cats, 041 liis way to Sun Antonio's Kelly Field and u career as an Aviation Cadet iu the A^my Air Corps. Young Hornsby's home is hi Sherman where he c«me from California to enlist. —Air Corps Photo From NEA Two Accepted for Training Hope Men to Take Courses in Welding in State School Ollen G. Terry and William J. Erwin of Hope, Arkansas were accepted as students in the Electric Welding course at the Arkansas State Trade School. They were recommended for the training by Employment Office to, fill the quota of students for this county. Twelve weeks courses are offered at the Trade School in such trades as Aircraft Woodwork, Aircraft Sheet Metal, Drafting, Radio, Machine Shop, Electric and Acetylen Welding, Pat- ternmaking, Electric Motor Repair, Fipefitting, and Aircraft Mechanics. The Arkansas State Trade School was established by the 1941 session of the Legislature to train workers for the industrial development in Arkansas and for National Defense. No tuition is charged for the training. Men must be 18 years of age, with no physical handicaps and some mechanical aptitude. Ulond rich in minerals: nickel, mongontie, silver, chrome, gold, iron, cobalt, copper, lead Pacific Ocean •. / ••'• •''• • ''"•-'! CAROLINE IS. /NDlfS Indian Ocean ... '"'.. _. . f. ', '£• . _.tf... .j.£_3___. Calcdonii Pacific Ocean ort Boi«t CALEDONIA French island. 250 - Smashing of 13 by Australians Enemy Spearhead on New Guinea Believed Broken in 2-Day Attack New Caledonia, Pacific island jn path of Jap thrusts southeastward,; may become an outpost tor American forces following announcement that U, S. will co-operate with Free French in defense of that area. . • • • CANBERRA-OT-Two da vs/ of ; .yp5 lent air attacks which li.tereotilthe beacheads off New Guinea;>?:vvi(ftg wreckage of an invasion arniadi- battered potential Japanese bases direly threatened Australia ':." valuable. hours Thursday to muster ;fight power for a stand on her , Japan's • first spearhead apparen&s?l was blunted by the fierce '' next; Manufacturers Submit Tax Plan Would Raise Additional Funds Through Sales Tax WASHINGTON-(#)-The National Association of \manuf acturers suggest- e"d a $7,600,000,000 tax program'to congress Thursday featuring a $4,400,000,000 sales tax and moderate increases in individual and corporation levys. The recommendations presented to the House Ways and Means committee by J, Cowdin, called for onry a third of the increases in individual and corporation tax rates proposed by Secretary Morgenthau and contemplated making up the difference through either a manufacturers or retail sales tax which Morgenthau would oppose. Eight state parks are located in the state of North Carolina. Brazil Believed Close to War Government Confiscates Funds of Axis Subjects RIO DE JANEIRO — (/P) —Brazil Thursday confiscated \ip. to 30 per cent of the fantebf A^sulife'cts'ln' this country in a decree which branded Germans, Italians and Japanese as aggressoils and strengthened belief that a declaration of war might follow. The decree by President Getulio Vargas said the confiscations were based on "acts of war practices" against the American continent and singled out Germany as responsible. It blamed Germany for failure to pay admitted obligations for damage to a Brazilian ship in the Mediterranean some time ago and for attacks on peaceable unarmed Brazilian merchantmen. Oil and Gas Filings Wednesday at hangars and runWlfil on Salamaua and Lae followmg ( Up',ith'|' attacks which sank, burned or b---^ ed at least 7 ships and brought least 13 the total number of JapaneseS transports put out of action off Newl Guinea and New Britain. ^'j^Xix No New Action ;' There was however, no word of action Thursday to indicate the turn of the fight nor any .fii news of a second strong Japanese con*' voy last reported headed from Porl Moresby, capital of New Guinea, anlyj 300 miles from the Australian'ihain- land. .• .' : C/:-|§i| The blows by the RAAF (bolst^redj by big United States bombers) were, believed to have seriously dislbcateE' the Japanese invasion timetable; Sjjl One spokesman declared that^tiiel Japanese would take an ever {harder* pounding as they came further; effective range of fighters and ers based in northern Aus1 7 Ships Definitely Out He said that the attacks and the day'before when ere I C:intp| anese ships were officially recp as put out of action was only tKe'i ^ir^^'-'-vy-f,,^: jfll The Australians also said two ships were believed damaged 1 in day's attacks. •:[ A Japanese imperial headquarters announcement acknowledged "that three of its warships were damaged] and 6 other vessels sunk,or grounded,; in the Tuesday landing operations ~"* J ' Lae and Salamaua. , Lafayette County March 10, 1942 Prepared by Eunice Triplett Lcwisvillc, Arkansas Australia to Feed Troops Plan to Send Foodstuffs to Prisoners at Singapore CANBERRA —(/I 5 )— Premier John Curtin announced Thursday that food stuffs would be sent by Australia to Japanese-occupied 'Singapore in an effort to insure proper feeding of Australian prisoners. We were asked to send the stuff, he said. "It was put to us very straight that it had to be for everybody, including the native population. It goes into a common pool and the Japanese distribute it. Unparalleled LONDON — (/P)— Australian action in sending food to Japanese-held Singapore for the benefit of Australians there is without parallel so far as qualified sources here could recall Thursday and there were puzzled as to how it could be accomplished. Mineral Deed: 1/20 Int.; dated-3-7-42, filed 3-10-42, V. T. Lewis to Harry Bussoy. SWV4 of SW ] /4 of 'Sec. 33, Twp. 18 S., Rge. 23 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, dated 12-20-41, filed 3-10-42. Virgil Williams and wife to Barnsdall Oil Company. NEi/4 of NW>/4 of Sec: 4, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deeu: 1/112 Int., dated 227-42, filed 3-10-42. J. M. Nicholas and wife to Ruby Ferguson, SEVi of SE'/i NW/4 of SE'/4, of SW ] /4 of NE'/4, and S 1 /. of NE'/i of SE'/4 of Sec. 8, and SWY 4 of SW'A, W% of SE'/4 of SW'/4, and N% of SWA of Sec. 9; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Royalty Deed: 1/112 Int., dated 2- 2T-42, filed 3-10-42. J. M. Nicholas and wife to Corrie Nicholas. SEV4 of SEVi; NW'/i of SE'/4, SWV4 of NE%, and SV_ of NEVi of SE',4 of Sec. 8; and SW'/4 of SW'/4, WVi of SE'/ 4 of SWV4I and N'/_ of SW ] /4 of Sec. 9; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Assignment of O. & G. Lease: dateu 2-27-42, filed 3-10-42. E. R. Stewart and wife to A. H. Teat W 1 /. of SE'/ 4 NE'/4 of SW'A'SEto of NW/4, and SWV* of NE'/4 of Sec. 29, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Clerk's Deed 'of Tax Sale-Minerals: dated 3-10-42. Filed 3-10-42.' Joe T. Rhodes, Co. Clerk to G. P. Robinson. S% of SWV 4 of Sec. 19, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 23 West; and also W% of SEy 4 of Sec. 19, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 23 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, book T-7, page 232, dated 1-30-42, recorded S-10-42. Betty Tatom, Ind., and as Gdn. to E. R. Stewart. Undivided 1/8 interest under the W% of SEV4I NEV 4 of SWV4; SEi/4 of NWV4, and SWV 4 of NEi/4 of Sec. 29, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. O. & G. Lease: 10 yr. term, book T-7, page 233, dated 1-10-42, recorded 3-10-42. Roy Tatom et al to E. R. Stewart. WVj of SE'/i; NEV 4 of SWVi; SEV4 of NWV4, and SWV 4 of NEV4 of Sec. 29, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Assignment of O. & G. Lease: dateu S-2-42, filed 3-10-42. A. H. Teat and wife to J. C. Hawkins. WVi of SEW; NEV 4 of SWV4; SEVi of NWi/4, and SWV4 of NEV4 of Sec. 29, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Nevada County Wednesday, March 11, 1942 Prepared by Helen Hcslcrly Royalty Deed. Filed 3-11-42. F. T. Munn et ux to J. B. Warmack et al. NW-NE Sec. 21, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Royalty Deed. Filed 3-11-42. F. T. Munn et ux to J. B. Warmack et al. SE SW; SW SE NE NW, Sec. 16-21, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Royalty Deed. Filed 3-11-42. F. T. Munn et ux to J. B. Warmack et al, Sec. 9-6. Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Assgn. O. & G. Lease. Filed 3-11-42. V. S. Parham et ux to Magnolia Pet. Co. NE NW; NW NE, Sec. 35, Twp. 12, Rge. 20. Assgn. O. & G. Lease. Filed 3-11-42. V. S. Parham et ux to Magnolia Pet. Co. NE NE, Sec. 34. Twp. 12, Rge. 20. 0. & G. Lease. Filed 3-10-42. J. Frank Wilson et ux to J. B. Wormack, N NE, Sec. 2, Twp. 15, Rge. 20. Warranty Deed. Filed 3-11-42. J, B. Douglass et ux to C. L. Bennett. NE NE, Sec. 31, Twp. 12, Rge. 22. 0. & G. Lease. Filed 3-10-42. Joe L. Evans et al to Hunt Oil Company, NE SW, Sec. 27, Twp. 14, Rge. 23. 0. & G. Lease, filed 3-11-42. H. L. Gentry et al to Lion Oil Refining Co. SW NW NE SW; N'/j SV_ SW, Sec. 2, Twp. 13, Rge. 21. Warranty Deed. Filed 3-11-42. J. M. May to Corra May McCargo. NW NE, Sec. 8, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Warranty Deed. Filed 3-11-42. J. M. May to Corra May McCargo. SE SE NW SW SW NE, Sec. 3, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. « Royalty Deed. Filed 3-11-42. E. M. McWilliams et ux to J. S. Matthews. SW, Sec. 34, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Dr. Smith Warns of Mosquitoes Urges Residents to Aid in Mosquito Control ^ The mosquito season is almost upon us. This is the warning given by V Dr. Don Smith, City Health Officer-// The Hope City Council has made an appropriation for mosquito control, \, and preliminary work is being done' >y Eugene Cox, John Newberry and'^ Walter Hardy, under the direction of | Dr. Smith. / Most of the mosquitoes found jn^ -ope are the home-grown variety*? 1 " The Mosquito Control officials will dot" ! ill they can, but they need help. To 4 *., keep Hope free from the mosquito'jj nupisance, the citizens will have to 1 " 11 lelp. Help by getting rid of all the\ in cans that may be in back yards, ? Help by finding and eliminating other/ 1 " water-catchers such as old autotnoir bile tires, leaky plumbing, old barrels, cesspools with unscreened openings, flooded cellars or basements, ropjv' gutters stopped up with trash, and >ther mosquito breeding places. Help ; >y keeping the mosquito control of- icials informed of mosquito annoyr-* ance, of conditions that are beyond -ie control ofithe citizen, of any piob- ems concerning mosquitoes. f The success of the 1942 Mosquito ' Control program depends upon elim- nating home-grown mosquitoes. Will !he citizens of Hope do their part? Bessemer converters use the oxygen in air to burn uot impurities in pig Cranium Crackers Richard's Rules Benjamin Franklin put some mighty wise words in the mouth of Poor Richard, and you should be wise enough to complete these sayings from that famous almanac. 1. "He that falls in love with himself will have ." 2. "A small leak will sink a 3. "Hear no ill of a friend, nor speak any of ." 4. "Keep thy shop and thy shop will ." 5. "Silks and satins put out the Answers ou Comic The nations entire capacity for production of cotton duck will be devoted to military use. Cotton duck, also called canvas, is used for tents, leg-* .ings, canteen bags, hammocks and/ barrack bags in the Navy, tarpaulins for Army trucks, gas masks, stretchers, folding cots, etc. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close March 18.48 May 1&43 July 1875 October 1896 December 18.98 January 1899 March 19.91 March 18.41 May 1859 July , 18.69 October 18.76 December „ ;... , 1§.7| January : Middling spot 20.22.

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