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BUY IIHITED STATtl * JSSSt. Served by the No. 1 News Organizations — The Associated Press & Wide World Hope VOLUME 43-NUMBER 133 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Showers and windy Thursday night and warmer in the east and south portions with little temperature change in the northwest £?lT M ?° ns Associated Press HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1942 N ^ : -==================================____ INEA)-Meons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n azis Lead Jap Invad i—" " ~~ ~ — — • Hi • ^^^^^ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- Violence Is Suspected in Negro's Death Dewey Lacefield . Burns to Death in Fire at His Home Suspecting violence, city and county police continued to investigate the death of Dcwcy Lacefield, 35-year-old Hope negro, who burned to death at his home in the Oaklawn addition to the city early Thursday morning. The fire occurred about 1:30 a. m. .and the house was almost burned to vhe ground when the fire department was called, it was said. Investigating police said there was n possibility of violence because Lacefield's body was found in a room which did not contain a bed. How, «vcr no arrests have been made. Dr. J. H, Weaver, Hempstead coroner, examned the body but withheld his verdict pending further investigation. Death, however, resulted from burns, he indicated. '.'• Lacefield was employed at the IJrun- ' ^r Ivory Htifiaiecoin'iteiiV.' '' " - Origin of the fire was not determined as the house was completely burned. Fire Chief James Embree said the death was the first resulting inside a burning house in at least 17 years. In fact the Department has no record -Jf such a death. About 10,000 persons burn in house fires in the United States each year. Blevins Senior 1110 Australia, Last Stand of White Race ' ane Japanese have driven south* ward without interruption for 5,000 miles, and now are hammering at the northern defenses of the Anzac continent. Douglas MacArthur, No. 1 American hero, has been invited by the Australians to be their commanding general—a happy combination, a military genius leading some of the best fighting men the world has ever known. And America is pouring men and supplies into Australia to back MacArthur's play. God help the politicos back in Washington if they let him PlayApri 7 'What Wright Left to Be Given at Blevins School •5 Ralph Todd, Boyce Nolcn, and Betty Jo Spears, the stage hits of "Aunt Tillie Goes to Town" are now stared with David Edwards, Winnie Warren and Jerry Poole in "What Wright Left." This laugh hit is to be prc- apnted by the senior class in Blevins High School April 10. Ralph Todd as Wright Harold receives the most ludicrous inheritance that any chap ever fell heir to. In his attempt to settle the estate and marry Jerry Poole, he passes through ••„< scries of amusing and unexpected events. David Edwards as Harold Winslow, the natural born fixer, gives you more laughs than ever in his attempts to right the wrong. to Boyce Nolcn and Betty Jo Spears 3s the newly weds, Mr. and Mis. Kceler, find that a bombshell has exploded when Ola Mae Sewcl), the bride's mother, unexpectedly anives. During this confusion, Jerry Poole as Rosalie Marrow arrives to find her pnancee, Wright Harold, missing. Glamorous Winnie Warren as Trixie Leslie, a movie star arrives on the scene to claim Harold Winslow, who is in the midst of attending to the affairs of others. He finds that he must .take time out to fix his own affairs which arc very mixed. Oleta Brakebill as the dumb maid, Reba Leverctt as the secretary, Eloise Brooks as the inquisitive neighbor, and James Hood as the car salesman do their part in producing the greatest Sfcugh hit of the season in "What Wright Left." See Betty Jo Spears as a heartbroken bride, catch a case of giggles when David Edwards becomes publicity manager i<Jr WJnnie iWajl\en and ~oyce Nolen, and feel your heart go Bouncing as Ralph Todd and Jerry Poole bring you the tendcrest loce scene of the season in "What Wright Left." down. How desperate is Australia's plight only the figures of area and population can tell you. For Australia is a land of 3 million square miles— the same as the continental United States —but with a population of only 7 millions, against the U. S's 131 millions. Compared with Arkansas, Australia has 5G more times the area to defend, but with only W, limes the population to defend it. It is much as if Arkansas were suddenly called upon to defend herself against attack by the combined forces of the rest of the United States. Witli this exception — the Japanese 'Trucks Wonted by Employment Service Owners of hydraulic dump trucks of four yards and up wishing to hire C ie inquire at the U. S. Employ- nt Service, 201 E. Second street. The town of Kodiak, Alaska, doubled its population between 1930 and 1940. Hitler Recalls Generals for Spring Thrust Russians, However, Continue Bloody Counter Attacks on Nazis By the Associated Press Climaxing three months of bloody retreat Adolf Hitler has abandoned his lone wolf role in guiding the destiny in Germans arms it was reported Thursday and has called back his generals to help plan the Nazi spring offensive. Berlin correspondent of the Basel (Switzerland) national Zeitung said Hitler had summoned nearly all the German officers including field Marshall Walther von Brauchitsch who was ousted or resigned after the drive against Moscow failed last December. The national Zeitung correspondent said the Nazis spring offensive might be expected soon with the Fuehrer and his generals now mapping strategy at a series of staff conferences. The question of throwing Russia's winter steam roller into reverse still remained to be solved and Thursday the German command's communi- que acknowledged that the Red armies were attacking relentlessy and that are now strung out 5,000 miles from | heavy defensive fighting is now in home, and their striking power is so progress greatly reduced that with mechanized A bulletin from Hitler's field head- help, particularly a,r power, the Aus- quarters noted continuing Russian tralmns have a good chance of sav- ; pressure on the Kerch Peninsula in intt lh**it> nr»itv»*r>\, no *T*« !„..* «..«» n «4. ! j, ~ . ,. ^-...it.jniit ,11 the Crimea as well as fierce Soviet thrusts in the Donets river sector of the Ukraine where Hie Russians are battering at the gates of Kharkov. In the north a Soviet dispatch reported-,' that Russian guerilla forces had regained control of 6,000 square miles of'territory behind the German siege lines around Leningrad and declared they were so strong that the Germans could not enter the region. Although not identified the section may be a part of the Baltic state of Estonia which the Germans overran in their drive against Leningrad. Russian appeals for the opening of a second front against the Germans were renewed Thursday in the Moscow news, now published in Kuiby- shev, with the declaration that anti- Hitler forces can and must determine the future progress of the war. From secret continental bases the German freedom radio said German troops and laborers were strengthening Netherland defenses and these i preparations show Hitler expects landing by British and American troops. Neither London or Washington indicated that any major thrust toward Germany was in prospect immediately. Establishment of a U. S. aerial base in Guatemala was disclosed in a dispatch from the capital of that central American republic, supplementing Panama Canal defense bombers laden with high explosives which range ceasely over the Pacific and Caribbean. of the white man in the Orient. And for us, the Australian adventure is given our full support because it is from the Land Down Under that tomorrow's defensive against the Japanese empire must be launched. By WILLIS THORNTON Point of View This column is turned over today to Lieut. Gen. Ben Leai, Jr., commander of the second army of the United States of America. The other day in Cleveland, General Lear spoke some truths every American should hear . . About criticizing our allies: "Let us be thankful that the great bastion, the United Kingdom, has stood. Let us be thankful for those magnificent Russian armies that refused to acknowledge defeat and came back fighting in a campaign that has the admiration of every soldier. Let us be thankful for the tenacity and endurance of the Chinese. "Criticism of our allies in their hours of trial is not only destructive of a sense of proportion and appreciation of their great losses, but it leads to the question: Who wants md criticize our al- wants to prepare us by suspicion and hatred so that we will lose the peace after we have paid the awful price that will be exacted to win the war? "Let us be loyal. Let us be worthy of others being loyal to us." About labor disputes; "I do not appreciate—nor does any soldier—the remarks we sometimes read when there is a strike: "Make U. S. General Heads Two Chinese Armies WASHINGTON — (ff>)— The War Department announced Thursday that Lt. Gen, Joseph W. Stilwell of the U. S. Army had been put in command of the Fifth and Sixth Chinese armies operating with British forces defending Burma against the Jap-' ancse. • Hope to Play 11 Grid Games Hot Springs, ? Camden Added to 1942 Schedule Coaches Foy Hammons and Bill Brasher announced Thursday the Hope High School Bobcat football schedule for 1942 which includes some of the top ranking teams of the state. The eleven game schedule has two open dates on O'ctober 10 and November 21. The Cats will open the season with Smackover and as in past years will close with Pine Bluff on Thanksgiving. New teams on the schedule this year include Camden and Hot Springs, two of the state's best. The schedule follows: September 20—Smackover, there September 27—El Dorado, hero. October, 3—Texarkana, here. October 10—undecided October 17—Nashville, there October 24—Camden, here. October 31—Hot Springs, there November 7—Prescott, here November 14—Malvern, here November 21—undecided Turkey Day—Pine Bluff, here. Improve Cotton Australian Is Appointed to British Cabinet Richard Casey Is Churchill's j Choice as Minister ,• of State 1 LONDON -(/P)- Britain smashed all precedence Thursday by choosing Richard Casey, Australian Minister to Washington, as minister of state to •represent the war cabinet in the Middle East. :,- The announcement that for the first .time in Empire history a dominion statesman is to become a member of the home government and intrusted with a vital post was made by Prime Minister Churchill in the House of Commons and won prompt Welcome. Churchill gave no explanation for the surprising move, a recognition of Australia's own critical role in the war, but sections of the British press expressed alarm over Australia's recent tendency to carry her troubles to Washington rather than to London. The spokesman said Casey would conclude his affairs at Washington including conferences with recently arrived Australian representatives, then come to London before going to Cairo There his job will be one of coordinating all the Middle East War :efforts aside from actual military operations. Although the dominions are called pn to make contributions of men and jmaterials and consulted on the conduct of the war the cabinet of the E. itish heretofore has been for all practical purposes, supreme. United Notions 7 Hope News of General Douglas MacArthur's arrival in Australia to as- sumc command t of the Allied Nations cheered all freedom loving peoples. U.S. to Pay Premiums Through AAA Program The cotton farmer will be well paid this i year if he responds to Uncle Sam's call for increased staple lengths and better grades, according to E. N. Martindale, chairman of the Hempstead County Triple-A committee. The Department of Agriculture is offering special premiums for increases in both grade and staple. An example of how the new price premiums will operate can be seen by comparing the value of two bales of strict middling, one of 1-1/lG-inch and the other 1-3/16. The latter bale will be worth $39 more on loan than the bale of shorter staple. But if the bale of 1-3/16 staple is only of strict low middling quality, it will be worth only ?17 more than the bale of I'-l/lG strict middling. This should encourage all cotton (Continued on Page Five) work or fight." I don't want to discuss strikes. But I do want tc> say this on behalf of the soldierman: The individual who is unwilling to work we don't want picked up and sent to us to join combat troops. He isn't good enough. We don't want his spirit. And we don't want his presence . , . "No, if you want to discipline and make useful those that have refused to work faithfully with the team, let labor batalions be formed for them. Let such men be given the job of building the highway to Alaska, of being put to work in Labrador, in Greenland. Draft them, yes; but our society of men being trained to fight and die for this republic is not a reform school. Just as we accept none but the physically fit, so we want none but the morally worthy." About civilians' roles: "Your effective organization, that involves the complete civilian effort, is what will do more than any amount of cheering, entertaining and gift giving to give confidence to the soldier that the great American team is functioning. When this soldier sees that every household is organized against waste, is following a plan of conservation, is definitely contributing more than money to tile war effort, then he will have greater pride and confidence in the unity of our war effort." About winning the war: "Your sons are being made into fighters. Their instruction may be varied and requires professional skill, but their mission is simple—to destroy the enemy, on land, on the seas and in the air. "Fighters will win. "Their families at home, their neighbors around the corner, their team- workers in the factories and on the Oil and Gas Filings Lafayette County March 17, 1042 Prepared by Eunice Triplctt Assignment of O. & G. Lease Interest; Dated 1-3-42, recorded 3-1742. W. L. Goldston and wife to W J. Goldston, W. L. Goldston, J. B, Cutbirth, and George D. Stevens. SVi of Sec. 13, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West; N 1 /.; of 'SEi/4, SEV 4 of NE>4, NE'/t of SW 1 /., and W>_ of SW 1 /. of Sec 14 Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West; SE 1 /! of Sec. 15, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West; E'/> of NEVd of Sec. 16, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West; and NEy 4 , NW 1 /., and SE 1 /. of Sec. 12, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West; W 1 .. of NE 1 /!, and WV 2 of NE 1 /. of NE'/4 of Sec. 24, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West; SVi of Sec. 7, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West; All of Sec. 18, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West; All of Sec. 19, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West; N.i of NEVi, SW 1 /. ) R. of W., dated 2-27-42, Mary L. Charles et al to Arkansas La. Gas Co., NE SW; SE NW, Sec. 14, Twp. 11, Rge. 21. Filed 3-18-42. Right of Way, dated 2-24-42, filed 3-18-42, Homer Gentry et ux to Arkansas La. Gas Co., 'Sec. 2, Twp. 13, Rge. 21. Royalty Deed, dated 3-12-42, filed 318-42, Carl Dalrymple et ux to J. M. Hazlewood, E SW; W SE. Sec. 35 Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, dated 3-12-742, filed 3-18-42, Carl Dalrymple et ux to J. , of NEy 4 , and NWV 4 of Sec. 30, Twp 15 S., Rge. 23 West; SW%, and SWV 4 of NWV 4 of Sec. 17, Twp. 15 S , Rge 23 West; and N>/ 2 of Sec. 25, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 1/595.76 Int., (1 royalty acre), book R-7, page 431, dated 3-14-42, recorded 3-17-42, Oce S. Griffin and wife to E. G. Bradham. NV> of NE Frl. % of Sec. 5, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Nevada County March 18, 1942 Prepared by Helen Hesterly O. & G. Lease, dated 2-11-42, filed 3-18-42, Ola Bell Goodnei- ct al to |W. M. Angle, SW SW, Sec. 10, Twp. J14, Rge. 22. O. & G. Lease, dated 2-14-42, L. C. Adams to W. M. Angle, SW SW, Sec. 10, Twp. 14, Rge. 22 farms, they, too, belong grimly, deter-1 R- of W., dated 3-12-42 filed 3- minedly, unselfishly, in the ranks of 18-42, E. W. Cassingham et al to Arkansas La., Gas Co., E NW, Sec, (Continued on Page Five) , 26, Twp. 11. Rge. 21 Sheriff s Post Reviews Office Record; Pledges Future Service Sheriff Clarence E. Baker authorized The Star Thursday to make the following political announcement: "To the democratic voters of Hempstead county: "In announcing my candidacy for the office of Sheriff and Collector, I want to take this opportunity to thank my many friends for the loyal support and cooperation you have given me during the many years that 1 have served you in the capacity of a peace officer. "During the past year I have been handicapped, to some extent, on account of my health, but with the help of God and good doctors I am back on my feet again, and looking after the duties of my office. However, during my misfortune, I endeavored to see that my office was not neglected. Every paper or process that has been placed in our hands has been promptly served; the tax records will show that the taxes have been collected and the money accounted for; the court records will show that in all criminal cases where me or my deputies have acted all fines and costs were collected and accounted for. Only recently, and at the solicitation of friends did I decide to enter this campaign, as everyone knows I am not a politician and have not at any time tried to use my office for political purposes. "During the eighteen years I have served as a peace officer, I have tried to do my duty in a fair, honorable land impartial manner. You have observed me and had dealings with M. Hazlewood, SW, Sec. 34, Twp. 12,, my office, and know how well I have """ "° succeeded in my efforts; and when Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, dated 3-12-42, filed 3-18-42, R. M. LaGronc et ux to J. M. Hazlcwood, E SW; W SE, Sec. 35, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. O. £ G. Lease, dated 3-14-42, filed 3-18-42, Ada Ruth Jones et vir to Hunt Oil Company, SN; SE SE, Sec. 14, Twp. 14, Rge. 23. Assignment O. & G. Lease, dated 3-17-42, filed 3-18-42, W. M. Angle et ux to Hunt Oil Company, SW SW, Sec. 10, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Assignment P. &G. Lease, dated 3-13-42, filed 3-18-42, W. M. Angle et ux to Hunt Oil Company, SW SW, Sec. 10, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Royalty Deed, dated 3-14-42, filed 3-18-42, E. G. Hodnett et ux to V. E. Parham, SW, Sec:-IS, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. Royalty Deed, dated 3-17-42, filed 3-18-42, C. R, Hamilton ct ux to V. S. Parham, S SE N, Sec. 12-13, Twp. 14, Rge. 23. Assignment O. & G. Lease, dated! I ask you for your support for reelection, I am not asking for the privilege of performing a duty that I am not thoroughly familiar with. I have been solicited by some of my friends to run for another office, which may be good politics, but I fail to see any promotion in moving from one office to another. It is only playing the game of politics to stay in office. Today as never before, the public demands efficiency and there is nothing tends toward efficiency so much as experience, therefore, I feel that the years of effort, hard work and study that I have given to the duties of a peace officer have qualified me to handle the office in an efficient manner. "I invite you to look into my record and see if you can find on any occasion where I have been unfair in any of my duties with the public or any individual. I realize that I probably will not be called to military 2-28-42, filed 3-18-42, J. F. Magale et i service on account of my age, but I ux to Southwood Oil Co., Inc. et al fcel like 1 «an be of as good service (Sec Record.) Nero's Villa Excavators at Anzio, a seashore ti.wn on the Italian coast south of Rome, unearthed a luxurious sea villa belonging to the emperor Nero. to the people of my county as if I were actually in military service. If you have the confidence in my ability, and feel that 1 have given you a fair and honest administration, I will appreciate your support and assure you that I will be faithful to your trust. "CLARENCE E. BAKER" Colleges Ask to Aid War Effort . JStimson Also Approves Pre- Induction Training WASHINGTON -(&)- Secretary Stimson gave War Department approval Thursday to pre-induction training of men in colleges and local communities but stressed that additional military equipment and instructors could not be spared. The War Secretary announced at the same time an army undertaking to give enlisted men an opportunity to carry on correspondent courses through an army institute at Madison, Wisconsin. In a letter to President Charles Seymour of Yale University, released at a press conference, he advised that colleges could help the war effort by helping develop leadership of students and by technical training. In local civilian communities Stimson advised that the War Department favored voluntary training of men prior to their induction into the armed forces but could not accept its control or operations. Paper Roundup Here Thursday Boy Scouts Gathering Up Old Paper in Hope Tonight The monthly roundup of scrap paper from the residential districts of Hope will be made Thursday night by local Boy Scouts under the leadership of their scoutmasters. Residents having surplus magazines, newsprint, and cartons are requested o bundle them and set them on their 'rent steps by sundown tonight, Thursday. Since Hope has approximately 1,000 •csidences it is quite possible that the my scouts will overlook some of the )ackages. For this reason they should )e conveniently located on the front steps. The paper round up is made the third Thursday night of each month, >nd if for some reason paper is over- ooked at any residence, it should be carried to the Garretl gin near the vory-Bruner handle Company or set >ack for the next roundup which will 30 made on April 16. Since there are 10 facilities for collecting paper be- '.ween the regular monthly dates, •csidents are requested not to call anyone because of oversgihls. Mere than hundred 500-pound bal:s have been collected and shipped i-oni Hempstead County to date. All ic-rsons are urged to save their paper or National Defense. Rationing of Gas to Begin Coupon System for East, Northwest Announced WASHINGTON — (/P)— Petroleum Coordinator Ickes announced Thursday j rigid gasoline coupon rationing system would be instituted in the east and the Pacific northwest as soon as cards can be printed—which he estimated would be within six weeks. The card rationing would surplant the curtailment program instituted over the same area today by'reduction of 20 per cent in supplies of gasoline delivered to service stations. Ickes said he could not say now whether the more rigid system would be severier than the present one-fifth cut in consumption, but expressed hope that the card system might be instituted quickly because of increasing urgency in the area because of the sinking of ships and war deversion of tanker ships. Operations o- approximately 100,000 services stations in the area are limited to a 12-hour day, 6 days per week. L. Brown Files for Prosecutor Office LITTLE ROCK — (#•)— Lyle Brown, Arkadelphia attorney, filed his cor- upt practices pledge Thursday as a andidate for presecuting attorney of the Eight district. Hempstead Oil Men fo Meet Dealers Association to Convene Here April 1 W. F. Scarborough, secretary of the Oil Dealers' Association of Arkansas, will be tile principal speaker at a meeting fo the Hempstead County Oil Dealers' Association to be held April 1, 1942 at Hope, according to an announcement made by Sid Bundy, chairman of the local County Oil Dealers' association. "As a result of the war, the activities of the Hempstead County Oil Dealers' association have taken on increased importance," Mr. Scarborough said. "Today, just as in times of peace, there are many civic and state problems which require thoughtful consideration on the part of our people, but present conditions make it imperative that all patriotic citizens contribute their time and tlier thought to a sound soluton of the problems that are arising daily. "Officers for the coming year will be elected at the meeting, to which retail and wholesale, as well as all other, oil men in the county are invited. The program of the organization, which Is strictly non-political, also will be discussed." Hope Citizens Visit Ft. Wprth Stoekshow Among the local citizens who visited the Fat Stock Show at Fort Worth, Texas the first of thig week were: Buck Powers, W. M. Ramsey, Perry Moses, Mr, and Mrs. Arch Moore and grandson Arch Moore Ellington, and Mrs. Ira Yocom. •""i March Overland on New Guinea for East Coast Native German Missionaries Helping Japs Prepare Air Fields g MELBOURNE -(&)- The battle'of Australian northern tip broke into new fury Thursday with Allied air attacks on the Japanese at several, is-' land points, Japanese raids on north- 1 / ern Australia and the Solomon is- 4 lands and sensational reports that German missionaries are leading, an'" toyerland Japanese invasion in New Guinea. A message from Port Moresby, on New Guinea, said the German missionaries and their Nazified native pupils were guiding the Japanese in a drive from the northern coast. The Germans'were declared to have maintained a secret radio transmitter and a factory for making swistika „ < regalia and flags at their mission a- ** round Finschhafen and Alexifhafen.' " Australian authorities recently _. smashed one transmitter and seized?'' more than 400 Nazi flags. ! Ex-German Colony •(Northeast New Guinea' was a Ger-' 1 man colony before the World War ' A 1939 census showed 473 Germans v there). The missionaries were said to be leading the Japanese westward from Lae on-the east .coast through the Markham Valley. It was believed this was intended to take over a system of good airports in. the valley altho'ughj it might develop into a southward swing toward Port Moresby. ' « •," The Japanese first launched ,air attacks on Cape York across Torres; Strait from Port Moresby, struck, at Darwin and bombed" Tf" — " Island in the Solomons. Allied Aircraft Active ' Meanwhile Allied aircraft attacked! Koepang, Dutch Timor, and damaged 1 ; a heavy Japanese cruiser at Rabaul > New Britain Island to add to the * score fo 23 ships sunk or damaged off New Guinea. The northeast Japanese bombing»! blow .Thursday against Port Moresby and the mainland city of Darwin were officially minimized. (A Berlin radio report quoted by the British Exchange Telegraph Agency said the Japanese advancing in New Guinea had occupied about 30 airfields in the south of the island and had put them into working order for operations against the Australian mainland). There were no reports of new action, by or against Japanese war vessels and transports. It was assumed that Japanese invasion fleets were reorganizing. Trailer-Homes Approved Here ; 100 to Be Installed by National Housing Agency The Star received the following tel-~ egram Thursday from Senator Lloyd Spencer, Washington: "The National Housing Agency has announced approval for 1UO trailers at Hope. "The trailers are to be of the ex« pansible type. LLOYD SPENCER, . S. S. By previous federal announcements a group of 200 family homes have aU ready been authorized here, to be of the demountable house type. Battle for Burma Oil Fields Underway - MANDALAY, — (/P)— The big bat- tie for the Prome road, key to Burma's Yenangyuang oil fields seemed Thursday ready to burst as Japanese tioop$ stremaed up the Irrawaddy Valley for an assault on the New British defense positions. ^ ^. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS May 18,64 July _ 1876 October 19.01 Dec 19.03 Jan - 1904 March - _ 19.Q8 NEW YORK May July _. Oct. Dec. Jan. ._ 18.60 .... 1870 1681 - 18.83 18 85 March jg jjjj. Middling Spot 20.25.

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