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HOPS STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Thursday, March 18, 1»43_ 1mporfanf Battle for Tunisia Appears of Hancf ;is of the News by Mackenzie :'- Editorial Comment Written Today and Telegraph fr , &y,DeWITT MacKENZIE k,< u II Berlin has read the writing on r,,thfc wall correctly we may be at a the climax ot one of the most im- f| r portant military operations of the ^VWhple war — the final Tunisian of |f~ ( fens"iVe to drive the Axis from '^Northern Africa and thus regain f S( control of the mediterranean. I*' jThis would mean a coordinated f> effort by all the'Allied forces — French and Amreican — Ftf !*^* o|her. We are out for a quick kill. &-> because victory here is the key to I** 1 tsthervital developments, including $3' Jkvasion of western Europe, and |>-perhaps a blow at Italy. iy.' ."We even are reminded by Turk- h^ istv Premier Saracoglu's pro>-Allied \ ' Spe6'ch"t>efore the 1 national 1 assem- ^tBly^yesterday that freeing of the ^Meditreranean might bring- the ~ u Turtea« l Tn' on our side> if .we need '^hefft^Ifi'any everiti we do know that~he who controls the- Mediterranean wins this war. The x Germans say\that General MorltgomeTy and- hir British Eighth, army have opened 1 the- show in the* south by striking at the coastal-'end of the powerful' Mareth 1 line of fortifications. It woul'd ; - ru't toe' surprising to 1 see him among the-^first to come into- action, for these defenses represent the major obstacle to be overcome. American troops are in 1 " action already, and have reported their recapture of Gafsa, in central Tuni- "sta. This place was evacuated' by .'American and French units on February 16. The Nazi statement that Mont' gomery has struck at one end of the Mareth line is't surprising, since it is so strong that it would > be logical for him to try a flanft- •ing movement. The terrain is such, however, that even a flank attack presents great difficulties. Here we have all the elements of a fierce and dramatic final duel between two of the outstanding 'personalities of the war. Montgomery and Rommel both- rank among the greatest tacticians of their » time. I dare say that not a little „ ofi»thelr tactical success-,has. been- due to the fact that both of them direct' battle operations from' the scene of the engagement, rather: than from headquarters in the 1 rear. This enables them to make quick changes in> tactics if necessity or opportunity arises. Marshall Rommel is the only German in this war for whom I have heard Allied officers express adrnirtion both as- a soldier and a good sport. Montgomery admires his favorite enemy, for the outspoken British commander told me not long ago that he regarded Rommel' as a great soldier. You can bet that Rommel reciprocates this feeling. However, while there- is this mu tual respect, each knows that the other is out for blood. Both are as hard as nails, and ruthless in' striv ing for annihilation. They^ I nize that the only way to win de- 1 cisive victories is to kill mien on the onttlefield. The Mareth line is a fitting stags setting for this great showdown, though it gives Rbmmela temporary adyantage because of its strength. They call it the "Maginot line of the desert." because it is built of reinforced concrete on the same principle as the Maginot line. The line lies seventy-five miles from the Italian Libyan frontier and cuts across the road from Tunisia to Libya just below the Mareth oasis near the Tunisian const. The fortifications are some ten miles deep. There are concrete redoubts of varying sizes. interspersed with tank traps, and back of these is a concrete line. Thc difficulty of breaking through this is increased by the fact that mountains have been incorporated into the defenses. The name "Maginot" may not be much of a recommendation in view of what happened to the line in France. However, it should be noted that the Germans beat the j French fortifications, not by a ' operation. French Premier Dala- dier inspected Tunisia's "Maginot line of the desert" in January of 1939, just before the war, and he called it strong enough to resist any. attack. "Tunisia is safe," he declared. That was about the time that France and Britain decided to abandon appeasement of the Axis. Not so long afterward the "pimreg- nable" Maginot line — one of the wonders of the world —was in the hands of the Germans. French War Council in North Africa These are the men who guide the military and political destinies of French Africa. NEA Artist Ed Gunder's conception of a meeting of the new war-committee shows Gen. Henri Giraud, as commander- in-chief for military and civil affairs, at the head of the table. Seated, left to right, are Marcel Pey- routon governor-general of Algeria; Jean Bergeret, secretary-general to the commander; Gen. Auguste Nogues, governor-general of Morocco, and Pierre Boisson, governor-general of West Africa. Encounter (Continued From Page One) troops as Patton's armored and infantry detachments forged south from the previously recaptured Fe- riana sector. They started large fires and, almost with the initial attack, the Germans and Italians started to withdraw, leaving the area closely packed with mines and booby traps. The aerial bombardment was pulverizing. Low - flying Spitfires and Aira- cobras shuttled back and forth over the retreating forces, raking them Market Report Plumbing Repairs Harry W. Shiver "" PLUMBING < Phone - - - 259 : TAXI SERVICE ^ Yellow Cab Taxi Co. 'Jesse' Brown, Owner Phone 2 SHORTY'S RADIO SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES Located At Bob Elmore Auto Supply 174 Hope, Ark. with cannon and maching - gun fire. Trucks were set aflame. A gasoline carrier was exploded, showering the road with fire and metal. Gen. Sir Bernard Montgomery's rested Eighth Army men bettered their holdings before the Mareth ine. Rpeorts of the Mareth line fight- ' ng were meager,, but it appeared that Rommel has two of the toughest and roughest generals of the American and Br i t i s h armies smashing at him now. (A dsipateh from Cairo, the site of British Middle East headquarters, said: "Authoritative reports about activities in the Mareth area yesterday show no more than the usual patrolling. There is nothing to substantiate Axis reports of a large scale attack." (The Gafsa operation essentially restored the central Tunisian front to the situation of six weeks ago and brought up the possibility that the Axis would seek to maintain its lod positions on a line from Faid Pass southward through the zones of Maknassy and Sened to the Chott Djerid. The bulletin declared Allied positions w'ere improved in the north recog ,ern sector of the Mareth line fron 'both during the nights of March IS and 17 and during yesterday.' (This was the first authoritatvie Allied statement which would tend to bear out German radio reports that Gen. Sir Bernard Montgomery's Eighth Army had begun a four - division push against Marshal Erwin Rommel's lines in that region. (The German high command declared in a communique broadcast from Berlin and recorded by the Associated Press that "strong enemy infantry attacks against the south Tunisian front were repulsed, with heavy losses inflicted on the enemy." Strong German air foil-nations participated in the fighting, it said. (In local fighting, German and Italian troops took prisoners, UV Berlin bulletin said. A Rome broad- ast communique, recorded by the Associated Press, said these totaled about 100. German fighters- were said to have shot down five Allied planes, including four tor >edo craft encountered over the Mediterranean. ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., March 18—(/P)—(U. S. Dept. AgiO —Hogs, 9,500; market 10 to 20 lower than average Wednesday: bulk good and choice 180-290 Ibs. 15.25-35; practical top 15.35; few lots early al 15.40; 160-170 Ibs. 14.40 - 5; 140160 Ibs. 13.90-14.50; 100 - 130 Ibs 1290 - 13.75; sows 14.85-15.10; few at 1515: stags 1525 own; quotations based on hard hogs Cattle, 3,000; calves, 1,000; light \foggy near the close. Transfers of around 700,000 shares were among the smallesl for a full session this year. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, March 18 "(/I 3 ) —Poultry live; 5 trucks; firm; unchanged. Feeding Pigeon Gets Collared St. Louis, Mo.—(/P)—Feeding in a St. Louis backyard, a pigaon pecked at a slice of pressed ham and a slice of bread. The ham and bread with holes in their centers, flipped into the air and came down around Ihe oird's neck. With this heavy collar around him Mr. Pigeon was .unable to take off and the humane market j soc j ot y finally was. called to his rescue. Questions and Answers on Rationing Washington, March 18 —- (/P) — The Office of Price Administration today issued the following series of questions and answers on rationing, which starts March 20: Q. When may I start using my red ration stamps in War Book Two? A. Red stamps marked "A" in War Ration Book Two will be-valid beginning Monday, M a r c h 29. Those stamps will be used to rn- tion meats and cheese, butler, mnr- "iii-me. shortenings and othnr fats and oils, us well as canned fish. Q. Will some red stamps in War Book Two be set aside for buying meats exclusively? A. No All valid red stamps may be used interchangeably to buy any foods on the new ration list Q May I use all my valid red stamps to buy only meat if you don't intend to buy cheese, or butter — or any one other food, for which you will need the red ration st.imos. Q How long will thc Red "A" stamps be valid? A Thc red stamps marked "A" will be valid beginning March 2!) will be good throughout April. Q. When may I start using acl- ditonal red ration stamps? A Red stamps marked "B" will be valid beginning April 4: stamps marked "C" beginning April 11, stamps marked '"D" on April 18; nnd stamps marked "E'' beginning April 2. r > Stamps through "D" m.ay be used until the end' of Aoril. The expiration date of Stamp E will be announced later. O. How will I know how many points I shall need for a pound of butter and a half pound of cheese? A The point price of all foods Nine Acquitted on Wild Game Charges Fort Smith, March 18 — (/Pi — Municipal court hearings ot cnrges of illegal possession of wild game resulted in acquittals here yesterday for nine persons including W. O. Stozier, brother of the Sebastian .county judge, and A. B. Harpicr, president of the Fort Smith Gas company. Five other persons pleaded guilty Tuesday to similar charges and the case of R. C. Frambcrsl one of In named in the charges, was continued until March 23 because of his illness. The charges were filed March 1 following raids on local cold storage lockers. Planes of the British Coastal Command have flosvn more than 50 million, miles since the w a r started. REDSKINS' ROLL CALL f LIKE NATURE GUIDE Fort Leavonworhl, Kas (If)— Rnlf Sgt. Frank V. Ma.'tin had a field day with his hobby of collecting unusual names when a group of Sioux Indians arrived re -^ cently at Fort. Leavenworth A-W mong others, there were Clayton > W. Jealous Of Me, Boy White But- I terfly, Lcvi Yellow Boy, George J While Bull, Andrew Slow Bear and f Moses Blindman. - — • JUDGE HAMMERS HOME HIS POINT Denver I/I 1 )—Judge Stanley II. Johnson culled for the building, carpenter when someone stole his gavel "Let mo borrow your hammer," he requested. It served the I purpose but, commented the bailiff, it added nothing to the "tra- I ditioiiiilly austere, dignified atmosphere of this courtroom" The total Chinese population in Asia, -157,000,000, is more than a quarter of the human race. with the red stamps in wnr ration book two will be included on one list. ECZEMA RELIEVE SORENESS PROMOTE (externally caused) HEALING Enao Holiinp; with antisoplio Blank nnd White Ointment;. Uso only ns dirontod.'^ Oluniiso with Black nml Whit A Skin Soap. * BLACK m WHITE Catte, ,; caves, , , legialation supply of steers finding moderate- . ° , . c ly active inquiring but little done: odd lots medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 13.50 - 15.00; common and medium cows 11.00 13.00; slow on kinds eligible to sell at 12.00 and above; medium and good sausage bulls 12.75 - 14.25; top 25 higher at 14.50; good and choice realers 16.75; medium and good 4.25 and 15.50; nominal range daughter steers 12.00 - 17.00;; ilaughter heifers 10.75-16.00: stock-. NEW YORK COTTON New York, March 18 —(/P)—Farm uncertainties kept in- i terest in cotlon futures at a low ebb today with prices responding to small orders either way. Late afternoon values were unchanged to 25 cents a bale lower, Vlay 20.13, Jly 20.01 and Oct. 19.80. Futures closed 30 to 60 cents a bale lower. May—opened, 20.20 Jly—opened, 10.05; Oct—opened, 19.84; Dec—opened, 19:77 er and feeder steers lff.50 - 15.00. . Sheep, 1,200: earlier receipts include around 400 head trucked in; several loads reported back; early sales steady; good and choice wooled Imabs in small lots to city butchers 16. 00-75;,. medium and good 14.00-15.50; few lots medium and good clipped lambs No. skins and fall clipped 14.25-15.00; wooled ewes a. 60 and down. most A law prohibiilng shoes extended more than two inches beyond normal foot lenght was passed in England during the reign of Edward IV. to be rationed with red stamps will be listed on an offciial table of point values smiilar to the one nov used for processed foods. At least one such table will be postec in each store which sells any ol which | thc rat ioned foods listed. Q Will point prices of m e a i as well as cheese and butter be posted on the same list? A '/cs, all the foods rationed MEALS TASTE BETTER WHEN YOU SERVE BLUE RIBBON BREAD AT YOUR GROCERS and CITY BAKERY VIch—opened, 19.44; closed, closed, closed, closed, closed, 20.06 19.93 19.73' 19.68. 19.61 Mid'dling spot 21.83n; N - Nominal. off 12. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, March 18 — (/P) — Grains marked time today as traders awaited Washington developments. With activity at a low level, early gains in all pits were erased when weakness developed in rye on small but persistent selling from houses with eastern c o n- nections. Wheat closed 1-8-3-8 lower, May $1.45 1-4 - 3-8, July $1.45 7-8 »1.46; corn was unchanged at ceil- ngs/Mya 51.01. oats were unchanged to 1-8 lower and rye dropped 3-4-1 cent. Cash wheat no sales. Corn No. 1 mixed 1.01; No. 2 yellow 1.02; No. 3, 99 - 101 1-2; No 4, 94 1-4 - 1.01; sample grade yellow 77 - 1.00. Oats No. 2 white (55 1-2 - 66; sample grade white 62 4-4. Barley, malting 90 1.06 nom.; feed 79 - 90 nom. Soybeans sample grade yellow 1.58 1-4 - 1.60 3-4. Coyotes Save Their Skins Salt Lake City— (IP)— When the coyotes howl out on 'the lone prairie these days, it's with glee. There's a good bounty on their pelts but they stand a better chance of hanging onto them than at any other time in years. Traps are hard to get, ammunition is scarce and most of the private hunters have gone into more lucrative war work o:- into the armed services. The force of hunters employed by the Utah federal animal and Vodent control division has dropped from a high mark of 140 to the present 62. Iceberg LETTUCE Head lOc LOOKING FOR NEW QUARTERS? Use The Classified ... It's Direct Don't wear yourself to a frazzle trying to find new living quarters . • • your time's too valuable! Loofc through the HOPE STAR classified section. It's the efficient method of finding » new home. Full Cream FLOUR Aunt Jemima MEAL 20-lt>. Bag NEW YORK STOCKS New Yovk, March 18 — (/P) — Specialized recovery elements were present in today's stock market although many leaders continued to flounder in minus territory. Prices slipped after the start without real weakness appearing in any group. Sluggishness was the rule from then on. Trends firmed , here and there in the final hour but the direction remained notably Double Trouble In Sheriff's Corner Darlington, S. C. —IfP)— Sheriff C. A. G.'innell, with a complete description, set out to get his man on an assault and battery charge. He found a person at a bus station lilting the description perfectly and he arrested him. The man vigorously protested his innocence. Then up popped another rnun, a double for the first He was arrested promptly and confessed. -Both had the same name. They were no kin. • Clabber Girl Baking Powder 2-Lb. can 19c Full Cream SALAD DRESSING £30c PEANUT BUTTER ?«' 39c We Carry a Complete Line of JOHNSON'S POLISHES AND WAX Premium CRACKERS 1Lb 17r Pkg. l/c Curtiss Corn MUFFIN MIX lOc Royal Red No. 2 TOMATOES Can lOc 3 Boxes MATCHES lOc Pototoesio.Lbs.39c lOO-Lb. Sack 3.75 Red Ripe TOMATOES Lb Bell PEPPERS Lb 23c 35c CELERY ^ 19c Flashes of Life By The Associated Press Scrap Payoff Ltitle Rock, — Governor Homer M. Adkins of Arkansas is preparing to send ten pounds of Bauxite to Governor Sam H. Jones of Louisiana. The Arkansas governor wagered the bauxity against ten pounds of Louisiana sulphur plus a quantity cf molasses that Arkansas would collect more scrap metal than Louisiana. Governor Jones reported Louisiana collected 108.6 per cent of its quota; Arkansas, 61.3. Lucky Number Memphis, Tenn.—llhirteen unlucky? Don't try to peddle that stuff to Sergt. James F. Coates Jr. bombardier in the Army Air Forces, who says he— Was born May 13, 1917— Was in two consecutive battles in the Solomons on the 13th— Was under shellfire on Guadalcanal on the 13th— Was on one of the longest air- sea bombardment missions of the war on the 13th— seven arrived Was away three years, months, 13 days — and home March 13th— And was not greatly surprised when his mother gave a luncheon for him and invited — 13 guests. Houdini In Reverse Baltimore — William Braeford. 16, was found tied to a tree in a woods, secured b^ two bells and ropes so tightly bound it was difficult for him to move. When he told police Sergeant Roland Johnson he had tied himself the skeptical sergeant took him back *.o thc tree and told the youth to demonstrate. He did— to Johnson's satisfac tion. then told the sergeant he hac seen the trick performed al a wild west show. Oddity Dept. Sacramento, Calif. — The Cal ilornia Senate grew tired of the old old cry that there are too manj laws. It passed a bill yesterday to re peal 3,761 statutes, mostly obso lete That each Grapette drinker knows. COUNTRY GROUND PORK SAUSAGE Seasoned Right, Lb. 30c ROAST PORK or BEEF Pound 32c Early Bird 100-lbs. O. SCRATCH GRAINS^ Quaker 100-lbs. DAIRY RATION Lenten Dinner Macaroni Cheese Cutlets Uroailcaat by! Mary Lee Taylor* Mavltt 1 1 A cupi grated American cheese or 4 Vz oza* diced. 1 1 /4 cups broken macaroni or 6 cups boiling watef Z J /4 teaspoons suit No. 2 can peas 3 tablespoons flour Vi teaspoon ocppcr 1 cup Pet Milk 11/7 teaspoons yrutcil onion 4 cups corn flakes 2 tablespoons butter or other shortening AH Sweet OLEO Lb 25c CALF LIVER Pound 33c ' Sulphur 50-lb. CC- Stock SALT, block ^^C Horse Shoe 100-lbs. < EGG MASH z 79 FRESH HAM Sliced Pound 39c PORK CHOPS 39c Redeemed 100-lbs. SHJEU CORK Quaker SCHUMACHER 1.30 Boil macaroni until tender in boiling water and 1}^j teaspoons salt. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chop coarsely. Drain peas and save liquid. ' Mix together in saucepan the flour, remaining Ji reaspoon salt and pepper. Stir in milk and % cup liquid oft peas. Boi 1 . slowly for 2 minutes, or until mixture chickens. Add cheese and onion. Stiv until cheese melts. Remove from heat, add macaroni, and drained peas. Pack into a shallow pan. Chill unti 1 iirm. Turn on oven and set at moderately slow (375°F.). Roll com flukes into fine crumbs. Cut cold macaroni mixture into 6 chop-shaped pieces suitable for serving. Roll in corn flake crumbs. Put in greased, shallow baking pan. Dot cops, with bits ot totter. Bake 20 minutes, or until "cutlcta" are thoroughly hot. Serve at once, if dc.;ircd, insert short piece of uncooked muc:irorii in each ''cutlet" and covet \vith pupet trill a* illustiated. Serves b. Fur Thin Recipe You'll Need: STUE ART'S 207 S. Wglnut We Deliver Phone 447 IRRADIATED MILK can lOcI MACARONI 3 pkgs. 10» Rosedale PEAS No. 2 can 23i

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