^# fW^l 1 ? ''""• » f ! V-^ * f 1 ***-a *• HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Friday, March 19, 1941 merican Troops Given Task of Splitting Axis Forces Market Report Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. 4y DeWITT MacKENZlE llrThcrc's more than meets the eye ,itoc:Commander-ln-Chief Eisenhow- I'crts a ppointment of General Helped aid Guts" Patton to lead Itthifr American troops in Western ^Tunisia as the Allied maneuver for sfpSsltion in what may be the start J»6f|ihe-big offensive, though it Ijjas&t yet been officially identified "isiysuch. If It's 1 a, fair guess that Patton has 'leeaigiven the task of exploiting 'jje-'greatest threat which now .^-Jiists' to the enemy's Tunisian de- HiJSlnses'as a whole. That is the danlioiifOf: a wedge being driven be- tweeii General Von Arnim in the nd Marshal Rommel in the ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards. 111., March 19 — W— (tJ. S. Dept. Agr.) — Hogs. 7,000: 180 Ibs. up and sows 5 to mostly 10 higher; lighter weights 15 to 25 higher; bulk good and choice 180 - 300 Ibs. 15.35 - 45: top 15.50; 140-160 Ibs. 14.15-75; 100-130 Ibs. 1315-1400; sows 1490 - 1525; stags 15.15 down. Cattle, 800; calves, 300; generally steady in cleanup trade; odd lots medium and good steers and heifers 1300 - 14.75; common and medium cows 11.00 - 12.50: medium and ! good sausage bulls 13.00 - 14.50; 'good and choice vealers 16.75; medium and good vealers 14.25 and 15.50;nominal range slaughter steers 12.00 - 17.00: slaughter heifers 10.75-16.00; stocker and feeder steers 10.50 - 15.00. Sheep, 750; not enough offered early to quote; two loads reported back. ngs of wheat were very light. Wheat closed 3-8 - 7-8 highe, May $1.45 7-8 - 1.46, July $1.46 5-8 - 3-4, corn was unchanged at ceilings, May $1.01, oats advanced 1-2 • 5-8 ind ye was up 7-8 - Tl-4. Cash wheat no sales. Con No. 2 yellow 1.02; No. 3, 98 1-2 - 1.01 1-2, No. 4, 94 1-4 98 4; sample gade yellow 88 1-2; No. 4 white 1.18 1-2 - 3-4. Oats, No. 2 white 66 - 66 1-4. Baley malting 90 - 1.06 nom; :ccd 79 - 90 nom; No. 3, 88. Soybeans sample gade yellow 1.62 1-2. to me as though Patton, 5,:central command, is ex- to provide the wedge. The iCact^that he not only is a go-getter lva-tank.expert, and that these 1-machines will play a great the coming show - down, irather .well into the' picture. Ipff&The.'general inaugurated his new IjpbV of recapturing the oasis town IpltJaisa, and drove on twelve miles .1. ,' southeast. He thus itali- Ifcized---the two - fisted part of his ^colorful if somewhat inelegant Ipp'ickname but not the ' "blood," NEW YORK STOCKS New York, March 19 — (tP) —It as another of those selective stock markets today with scattered fav rites managing to post good ad- ances while many leaders loafed n the minus column. Trends were indefinite from the tart. Air lines were popular at i/ year's highs. Extreme losses anging from fractions to 2 or more points were reduced near the lose and there were gains of as much. Prices, on the whole, fin- shed with only moderate irregu arity. Blocs of issues selling under ;10 aided the turnover and trans ers were around 1,000,000 shares the operation was carried out |witKout loss of a single man, the having evacuated the posi- der fierce bombardment. p?KgGafsa is highly important, espec- »$K,.iapy..",as regards any project for a wedge between Rommel n Arnim. This oasis not only "greenest and most fruitful little garden of Eden in all Bar- Ibary, but it is the strategic point |f of She central Allied front. It was !|£the anchor of American troops be' ;they were forced to withdraw 16. if ;you will look at those tinaps I'm always harping on, you pjwin'.see that Gafsa, long a mili P'taryi-.post, is the hub of a network ff^of. strategic .highways leading ou |fbf 'that" mountainous region. It also flles on the railroad which runs to IfSfax, one of Rommel's chief sup lply-jports,' 130 miles ,:tb' the east. e would, expect Gafsa to play , £ highly important part in driving NEW YORK COTTON New York, March, 19—W—News that the House was taking up the long ending pace bill which would raise parity prices stimulated cotton futures today. Late afternoon values were 30 to 50 cents a bale higher, May 20.12, Jly 20.01 and Oct. 19.83. Futucs closed 20 to 45 cents a bale higher. May—opened, 20.18; closed 20.10-14 Jly—opened 20.05 closed 19.98-20.00 Oct—opened, 1988; closed, 19.82 Dec—opened, 19.83; closed 19.75-76 Mch—opened, 19.76; closed, 19.67n Middling spot 21.90n, up 7 N - Niminal Contributors to County Red Cross Drive Total amount previously reported $7132.06 A. & P. Grocery and Employes 30.00 J. L. Goodbar 25.00 Mrs. Mary Davis 5.00 Grit Stuart Jr 1.00 C. G. Jones 3.00 Cash 50 Ruby Leslie 2.50 Mr. &. Mrs. J. W. Siddons 2.00 O. A. Daniels 1.00 Mrs. W. H. Rhodes 50 Mr. & Mrs. H. P. Daniel 2.00 Ruby Daniel 1.00 Alcne Daniel 1.00 G. W. Webb 1.00 R. W. Yarbrough 1.00 Dr. Mills 1.00 Joe McCuUey l.OC Clarice Cannon l.OC Patterson's 2nd Hand Store 1.00 Mr. Gilmore 1.00 Dad's Hamburger Place 1.00 J. H. Warren 1.00 Onea McAdams 1.00 McDowell Store 2.00 T. R. Briant 1.00 Scml-Finols Reached in Denver Tourney Denver, March 19 — (/P) —Yesterday's results in the National A. A.'.U. basketball tournament (all quarter finals): Wyoming University, 0-1, Fort Collins, Colo., Poudre Valley Creamery 27. Denver American Legion (13, Milwaukee, Wis., Allen - Bradleys 51. Bai'tlesvillc, Okla., Phillips 00 Oilers 34, Salt Lake City, Utah, Eckcrs Studio 33. Denver Unvicrslty, 54, Williams Field, Chandler, Ariz., 44. Todays Schedule (Central War Time.) Semi - finals: 8:30 p, m. — Denver University vs. Phillips'06 Oilers. 9:30 p.m. — Wyoming University vs Denver American Legion. Correspondent Brings News of Courage of Soldiers in Africa By EDWARD D. BALL London, March 18 — (/I 1 ) Much Joe Hutson 2.50 Miss Bess Walker 3.00 E. G. Coop 2.00 GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, March 19 — (fl>>— Scat- ered buying came into the grain pits today when the house took up consideration of the prace bill, which would equie the inclusion of labor costs in the computation of paity, fimed. and prices generally Three was only a slight expansion in trading on the upturn. However as grain men were mainly on the sidelines awaiting the goven- ment's suvey of 1943 plantings, due after the market's close. Offer- How To Relieve Bronchitis AfeCreomulsion relieves promptly be* cause it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel "germ laden phlegm, and aid nature ''to soothe and heal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you * bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding you must like the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. CREOMULSION lor Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis a wedge through cooperate in this operation. The wedge would be thrust through to the coast, between Sfax and its sister port of Sousse directly north. The Axis is holding some very powerful positions. However, much of this strength is massed at the extreme ends of Tunisia, like the knobs on a long - handled dumbbell. Von Arnim is in the far north by Bizerte and Tunis, while Rommel is facing Montgomery with the British Eighth Army way down near the southern border on the Great Mareth lino of fortifications. In between these giant knobs is a stretch of close to 300 miles of coastal belt which is vulnerable. The Axis is said to have some 250,000 troops in Tunisia, and whilp that force would be formidable when massed, or even divided between two places, it certainly is far from sufficient to defend thn length and breadth of Tunisia. The Allied strategy likely will aim at segregating the two main Axis forces at either end of the country, and then and then annihil- Plumbing Repairs Harry W. Shiver PLUMBING Phone - - - 259 FDR Seeks to Avoid Service Legislation Washington, March 19 — (/P) — President Roosevelt told a press conference today he wanted to avoid national service legislation just as long as he possibly could. No decision has been reached on the question of drafting of workers for war industries, Mr. Roosevelt said, and he added that it might be unecessary to have to be that eventually it would have to be put into effect. At Capitol Hill today Captain Eddie Rickenbacker of flying fame in war and peace, told Senate committee considering a civilian draft bill that he is "crusading to make the public consience- stricken," to arouse the people back home "to the point where they will work as our boys on the battlefields work." Rckenbacker said the war "may go for years" unless a mighty increase of production speeds the day of victory. Mr. Roosevelt, asked why he wanted to avoid civilian service legislation, said he thought it would create a lot more machinery, make things a lot more complicated in a lot of ways, and cause people to complain of regimentation. Of course, he remarked, you can't win a war without regimentation. A special committee headed by Economic Director James F. Byrnes has been studying all angles o£ the manpower problem and submitted a report to the president. Asked about some of the general conclusions and findings of fact in the report, Mr. Roosevelt said there weren't any. He said Howard Dain .................................. 1.00 Chorsey Davis .............................. 1.00 Mrs. Lucille Dildy ...................... 1.00 Lois P. Jackson Mrs. C. H. Crutchficld 1.00 2.50 R. W. Dover ................................. 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Wiggins .... 2.00 W. C. Thompson ............................ 2.00 Wilbur Pickard ............................ 1.00 Willis A. Cobb ................................ 3.00 H. G. Hairston .............................. 3.00 John Clark ...................................... 1.00 George Lingo .......... : ..................... 1.00 W. B. Boyett .................................. 1.00 Red Kennedy .................................. 1.00 J. W. Parsons ................................ 1.00 Roy Johnson ................................... 50 Dr. R. H. Hannah ........................ 1.00 Mrs. E. G. Doggctt .................... 1.00 City Cafe ........................................ 1.00 Cash .................................................. 1.00 Cash .................................................. l.'OO 13th Mission df Fortress Proves Fatal By VERN HAUGLAND Somewhere in New Guincs — (Delayed) —(/I 3 )— It was the 13th mission for the Flying Fortress piloted by Lieut. Ray ban of Philadelphia. Though it was her last, she also made it an unlucky event for several Japanese Zeros and gave the members of her crew the opportunity to display quiet heroism in an unusually difficult situation. The outstanding hero of the flight was Lieut. Arthur Cole of Grand Rapids, Mich., bombardier. who, though shot in the face and bleeding badly, declined the pilot's offer to turn back and signalled that the bombing run be completed. After bombing the Japanese convoy in Lae harbor Jan. 8, the fortress suffered a damaging anti-aircraft hit. Anti - aircraft fire blasted the up J. A. Cupp Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Patterson.. 1.00 2.00 Total Reported to Date ..$7289.31 Springdale Slayer Is Found Sane Little Rock, March 19 — (/P}— Dr. A. C. Kolb, superintendent of the state hospital, announced today that Tuck Bishop, 47, charged with the January 18 killing of four men at Springdale, had been found saiie and would be turned over to Washington county authorities for prosecution. "We notified the Washington county sheriff today and he said he would send for Bishop cither today or tomorrow," Dr. Kolb said. Bishop was committed to the hospital for observation Feb. 19. of human courage, dignity and fellowship is manifested in the fighting sectors of French North Africa, but in the heat of gelling out the most important news first indvil- dual stories are often lost. Back In Britain after t h r-c c ! months in French North Africa, find these among my sharpest recollections: An Allied altack in a mountain pass of southern Tunisia was moving toward a successful conclusion. The decisive advance was scheduled for 5 o'clock in thc afternoon. H had been a day of some tension; JU-88s had bombed and strafed in thc morning. Our stretch of the mountain pass grew cold as the afternoon wore on, depriving us of sunlight. From time to time there would be a spasm of shooting; from battery positions of the Axis soldiers with I artillery shells. ! About an hour before the final assault thc enemy opened up with a little extra machine gun fire. A man screamed. Others yelled for first - aid men. ! John De Mianow of Bethlehem. Pa., a short, tin, bespectacled private in the medc liuanit, raced to thc crest of the mountain where the wounded man, a corporal, was laying in great pain. The corporal had been hit in thc right shoulder by a machine gun bullctt and the wound looked bad. Emergency treatment, including, of course, a pain - relieving drug, was given him. Then he w a s ;akcn, gray and twisted, to a first- aid station in thc rear. On thc way to the ambulance he tried to grin. The right sleeve of his field jacket was soaked with blood, and stains of the wound were on De Mianow, too. The corporal's platoon c o m- mandcr called round to sec him that night, once thc enemy h a d per turret, destroyed thc control cables and disabled both port engines so the plane couldn't climb or turn. Lieut. Dau was forced to fly straight ahead and make a crash landing at more than 100 miles an hour on a mountainside. Friendly natives led thc crew to a nearby Australian army camp where an expedition was organized to take the men to an advanced hospital unit. Three of the men were carried on stretchers. Among those in the plane were Lieut. D. W. Hoggan, Los Angeles, co-pilot; Lieut. Peter Hudec, New York, navigator; Staff Sergt. Robert Albright, Fresno, Calif., radio operator; Staff Sergt. Floyd Dumond, DeWitt, Ark., top turret gun- cigarot, his eyes sick but friendly. You felt that you wanted to do a unselfish good - will. Little could be done, however. We found sonic canned rations and fresh bread, and left them, with cargarcts, for the several patients, The d n'r k- skinncd soldier was too tired, and his injuries hurt too much, for him to raise anything like a smile or to lift a hand in farewell, but walked out of the place with his eyes upon me, eyes holding all thc cheer oof which he was capable. 'Underground 7 Time Issue in Miners Case Washington, March 19 (/P) Government and labor quarters saw a strong possibility today thn the miners' wage case would be fought finally and perhaps decidcc on the basis of thc underground "travel time" issue, with a fedcra appeals court decision just handcc down bolstering John L. Lcwsi' po sitions. Industrial sources agreed thc dc ci.sion had "tremendous posslbili ties." While Lewis was arguing in ; New York wage conference fo thc principle of mcasuing a in in cr's working time from thc mo menl he enters the mine until h leaves it, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans this week upheld iron ore miners who took that very position in a suit under thc wage and hour law. At present, the soft coal miner's work clay begins when he reaches the face of thc sacm of coal, not when he enters the mine. His day ends when he leaves the working place and starts for thc mouth of thc mine. Lewis contends a man's tie for back wages at penally ales under such a decision if thc upremc court upheld H. That dc- land Is a corrollary issue of the otirt decision this week. Thc 2 to 1 decision of thc fifth ircuit court was handed down in a ase involving the Tennessee coal, ro n and railroad company, a U. . Steel subsidiary, and two other ompanics versus a couple of CIO ocal unions. ROTCf67ficTri to Be Called to Duty Fiiycllcville, March 10 —(/!•)—Col. lames M. White, professor of mil- tary art, announced today that 117 Jnivcrsity of Arkansas advanced ROTC officers would be called lo ictive duty when thc first contingent of troops arrives here, prob- jably in April, for the army's specialized (engineers) training Thc officers will remain In school for thc remainder of thc semester but will be required to'wear cadet uniforms. They will attend regular classes in addition to training at privates' pay. Housing will be in Hill null. Colonel White said juniors should receive their commissions within six months after leaving thc campus and seniors within three months. been killed or captured. The corporal, w hose every movement must have been extremely painful, said to his lieutenant, "I'm sorry I yelled up there on the mountain like that. It hurt like Hell, but I didn't mean to kick up a fuss." "One of the pluckiest men we've had," said Captain Harry Rainey. of Scranton, Pa., who has since been promoted to a major in thc medical corps. TAXI SERVICE Yellow Cab Taxi Co. Jesse Brown, Owner Phone 2 ating tnem. That of course is easier said than done, and the two German leaders may be expected to put up a fierce resistance. They may even try to consolidate their forces and face the enemy together. So far as one can see, Rommel and Von Arnim must make their last stand without hope of receiving much reinforcement. Comparatively few Axis ships are getting through the Allied Naval and air blockade of the narrow waters between northern Tunisia and Sicly. As a matter of fact-the probabilities are that the German high command has little to spare either in men or material in view of the terrific battles going forward m P.ussia. Meantime Allied resources are mounting. There is doubt as '.o how long the battle will rage, but there can be no question of the outcome. SHORTY'S RADIO SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES Located At lob Elmore Auto Supply Phone 174 Hope, Ark. there had been various memoranda submitted on various things, not only by the special committee but also by quite a lot of other people, too. "I something in the works?" a reporter wanted to know. Oh, -my, yes, the chief executive responded. Declaring many American industries still arc operating on a "share - the work depression" basis, Cap.t Rickenbacker said the nation has more manpower than it needs "if properly utizlied." Testifying before the Senate military committee inquiring into the Austin - Wadsworth bill to draft men and women civilians into War Production jobs, the flying ace of World War I declared "it's not a case of manpower prob lems but of production problems.' Reading from a page of notes Fleshes of Life To Resume Making Some Halted Items Washington, March 19 —• tff) — iVPB Chairman Donald M. Nelson aid today some civilian items • . T-i • Sel ' gFlanC Late on the same day, when I had had nothing to eat except a spoonful of canned hash and two sardines — which were worse than nothing at all considering good water was not to be had, a native soldier serving in the French forces came over to my place be- troit, and 'Henry Blasco, Hartford, Conn., gunners. "A whole flock of Jap Zeros attacked as we nearcd the target," Dumond said. "Cole got a bullet through the ehcek which cut off the 'tip of his tongue. The pilot saw him deeding and asked if he want- cd us to turn back, but he insisted on making the run. Then he dropped 4,000 pounds of bombs on the target from a low altitude. We couldn't tell the results be- " I hind some rocks and gave me vhosc production has been halted L au .j C th c anti - aircraft fire hit us for thc duration" would be | immediately. Thc Zeros kept on own-ought back into production to upply essential civilian needs. ..TELLTALE BULGE IS .HUNTER'S UNDOING Mill Creek, W. Va., (IP)— Game protector Wayne Stalnaker be- ieved that a resident of Cheat Mountain in Randolph county was dlling deer illigally. But he could lot discover proof at the mountaineer's home. Finally on another visit he noted that the suspected huntsman had redecorated the inside of his log dwelling with bright new wall paper. There were suspicious bulges around the walls . When his host wasn't looking, Stalnaker scratched a hole in the paper. Underneath he found fresh deer hides nailed to the logs. The penalty—$100 and 90 days. tail for 10 miles unaware we were so badly hit we couldn't turn or climb. Luckily they gave up the chase. LET US TELL 'EM ABOUT IT Use The ... It's Direct Cot something you want folks to know about? You can reach the most people for the least money through the HOPE STAR classified section. Call 768 for rates. HOPE STAR By The Associated Press Honesty PaXs Indianapolis — Emil Adelman, butcher, is convinced of that old saying: "It pays to advertise." Three steaks wrapped for a customer disappeared from his meat counter. He placed an advertisement in the Indianapolis News. No j sooner had the newspaper been delivered in the neighborhood than a woman came into his store and said she had taken the steaks by mistake. "No," he lamented, "She didn't bring back the steaks." "But," he added brightly, "She did pay for them." Bull's Eye Tacoma, Wash. — Night or day, Lieut. Robert F. Maccarl is a crack shot. Awakened by a noise in his henhouse, he crept out, armed with his double-barreled shotgun. As he crouched at the henhouse door, his dog slipped up and nudged him. Bang! Bang! went both barrels. Inventory: 14 hens dead, four hens and one rooster alive — but nervous. crowed as ho completed a U!)-mile bicycle ride in 10 hours. No Money Back Salt Lake City — The pickpocket mailed back A.J. Christensens' wallet with ration books and papers in tact — but he kept the $23. Backfire Los Angeles Gustave Muley heard a motorist having trouble with his car. He left his apartment, and got the auto started. When he returned, he found $320 had been stolen from a bureau drawer. DUCK HUNTERS CAPTURE BEETS "Longmont, Colo. (/P)—When six Denver duck hunters arrived in Farmer Eldon Waggner's field they found him badly in need of hired hands to help harvest his beet sugar crop. So they put aside thicr shotguns and worked all day long, bringing in 15 tons of beets. 'After the Zreos left I went into the tail to lie down. The tail-gun ner told me we were going to crash so I sat up. That saved my life because I was tossed out of the plane. If I had been lying down I probably would have been crushed. "The plane caught fire, but Hu dec put the flames out and saved out lives again." Hudec modestly declined to discuss his part and said Cole was the hero of the trip. "He even tried to close the bomb bay door after dropping thc bombs," Hudec said. Dumond said the fortress destroyed several Japanese Zeros, possibly as many as seven. ••an, of beef and an orange. He insisted that thc gifts be accepted. It lad to be that way. He saluted ind went away. When I saw him next he was in j a French hospital bare of all but •ough beds; there were only a couple of orderlies and no food except thc dark bread eaten in that part of northern Africa. I had come into the big, dismal room trying to find space for a wounded American soldier until he could be evacuated to a hospital farther from the lines. Thc native trooper saw me first, called an interpreter and told him that he recognized me and was glad to sec some one he had met before, notwithstanding I was of alien race and tongue. He said that he had been wounded in an air altack that morning. He lay fully clothed on a thin straw mattress, smoking a underground travel time averages an hour and 20 minitcs a day, and that he should be paid for it, as are many western metal miners. If Lewis could plead such a case successfully on n basis of "inequalities," and if payment were made on a daily instead of weekly basis, it would provide the greater part of the $2 increase he is asking, and the War Labor Board's cost • of-living formula would not be disturbed. While some persons regarded this as an ingenious, face - saving proposition for the government, there was ample evidence that Lewis intended to press his case, when the issue arose in thc wage conference last week he was confronted with a letter addressed to the wage - hour administrator in 1940 by thc head of the UMW legal department who agreed that thc existing method of measuring working time was satisfactory and should not be dsiturbed. Lewis countered with thc declaration thai the letter "has never been approved or sanctioned by thc Unit ed Mine Workers" and that thc individual had "no authority to bind thc United Mines Workers." Some lawyers saw complications in the possibility that u miner coulc Many Rural Families May Get New Books Little Rock, March 1!) — (fl'i — Price Administration sources here said today personal who had penalized themselves through erroneous declaring goods they themselves had canned might get new ration books after March 29. Some rural areas have reported some persons mistakenly listed all their home - canned goods in their declaration of stock on hand during the registration for book two. Since OP A rgcula lions provide for replacement of mutilated books nd classify us mutilated a book rom which coupons accidentally or nistakcnly have been taken, offi- ials believe the regulations will .How rc-rcgislration of such cases. COFFEE SHORTAGE IS REAL IN GREECE New York (/P)—Worried about the coffee shortage? You don't know he half oof it. According to New York officials at the Greek War Relief Associa- .ion, a Greek laborer would have o work 188 days, or more than six months, to earn enough money o buy one pound of coffee, which costs thc equivalent of $190 on thc Slack Market. AT FIRST SIGN OF A ME? WyvWWVVVVVVVVVVVVV SINK A SUB? Yes, you! You can help provide tha depth charge that will sink a Nazi sub — save thousands of American lives — Insure more supplies for our fighting forces! Just buy U. S. War Bonds — buy them with every single penny you can save. They're a powcrfui way In which, you can make Victory ours! And remember, U. S. War Bonds are thc soundest, most productive Investment you can make — one that paya you buck $4 for every $3 at the end of 10 years. BUY WAR BONDS TODAY! Published In co-operation with the Drug, Cosmetic and Allied Industries by: VEGETABLE COMPOUND 466 TABLETS. S ( ALVE. NOSE DROPS VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVW Free Wheeler San Fernando, Calif. — Gasoline rationing doesn't bother 82-year-old Elmer E. Bailey. "I feel better than ever," he Even Swap San Francisco — Mrs. Lillian Stoddart called the market to report that resting comfortably in a head of lettuce she had just bought was a $50 bill, und whose was it please? Soon sailor was at her door. saying he was Tirn Morris and that he had lost the fifty while buying fruit. "You're luckier than I am," said Mrs. Stoddart as she handed him the money. ' I lost my bag a few days ago but couldn't find a trace of it." "If it's a brown purse with the initial S on it," said Morris, "I found it while scouting around for my $50." It was hers. Rickenbacker said from many dis cussions with able production men he is convinced about 5,500,000 men could be salvaged from present war industries by adoption in all war plants of the incentive or piece ! work plan. Under the incentive plan as opposed to the 40 - hour work week and nourly pay rates, he said it would be "ultracon servative" to figure a 33 1-3 per cent increase in production. (The wage - hour law requires payment of time and a half for work over 40 hours.) "That would save about 5,500,000 men and would give us the addi- .ional men needed for agriculture on t he question of drafting of work and Cor other war industries, Rickenbacker added. The flier expressed a belief former farm workers now in industry should be instructed to "go back to the farms" or be drafted. "They certainly should be in uniform," he added, "piror to those babies of 17 to 18. Their places in industry could be taken by plenty of persons over 18 to 38 age group who are willing and anxious to get into war work." THE OLD JUDGE SAYS... Women Sought by Navy for Waves, Spars A appeal to women between 20 and 36, who have completed/ two years in high school, was issued today by Lt. W. M. Wisner, Navy recruiting officer for Arkansas, who explained that there is an urgen need for women to replace men a shore stations, as members of the WAVES and SPARS. Women who can qualify will be enlisted in the WAVES, a branch of the Navy for women, or in the SPARS, a sister-unit of the WAVES operated by the U. S. Coast Guard. In these organizations, women are given training exactly as are men of the Navy. They are given $200 for the purchase of clothing upon enlistment, and may earn as high as $200 a month, including salary and allowances. Chief H. R. Mims, Recruiter in charge of the Navy Recruiting Station in Texarkana, said today that, should as many as four women of this or neighboring towns desire to enlist, he will arrange to call for them in his car and transport them to the Recruiting Station without charge. He may be reached at phone No. 1620, in Texarkana. Since February 3, more than 200 Arkansas women have enlisted in the WAVES and SPARS, Lieutenant Wisner announced today. "Glad we ran into you. Judge. I was just tryin 1 to set Helen straight on this business about sugar. 1 wish you'd tell her what you told me last night down at lodge." "Glad to. Jim. 1 told him, Helen, that there's not a single bit of truth to the rumor that the distillers use sugar in making whiskey. They make it exclusively from grain.' Only bootleggers use sugar to make whiskey. I read an article in the paper just last week that goes to prove it. It told how a confessed bootlegger in a Federal court testified to the fact that another bootlegger, also on trial, had bought a million pounds of sugar a few years ago. "As a matter of fact, Helen, no distiller is making whiskey today and hasn't for many months. All distillers are working night and day producing war alcohol for the government. And they make every drop of it exclusively from grain, too." Conjcrtncc a] Altohelic B ft if ait Iiufuitnu. Inf.
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