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ays Imprisonment Only Way to Halt Black Market O " "'"'""' ' ' ' ' '' ' — • i ' ' '——— , • the News by Mackenzie HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, March 23, 1943 Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. "By DeWITT MacKENZIE * Price Administrator Prentiss M. Brown's disclosure that court ac- k tion* were started against 1,025 individuals in a drive against illegal operators in meat between January 15'and March 11, gives us fair Earning that one of the grave prob- * lems which we may have to face shortly on our home front will be t that scourge of countries in the ' war z6ne — the black market. , We,are just beginning to hear about this devil's institution here in America because it fattens on scar" cities ol commodities, and there's no, place for it in times of plenty. The: t moment there is a serious \" shortgae of any prime necessity, •\ however — meat, for instance — i 1 * the war profiteers come into ac,'» tion, like wattle-necked vultures >, which have been waiting for the W" wounded man to fall. Wartime operators of black markets are, of course, in .the category of those who are working against their country — give them any name you like. They damage national morale by withholding supplies from the regular markets, \ thereby imposing suffering on the fnassse. They foster inflation by encouraging thoughtless and selfish people with money to pay exorbitant prices. They deprive the national treasury of bond investments which are needed to finance the war effort. -During my recent trip through the war zones I found black markets operating in most countries despite vigorous efforts to exterminate the despicable rats. The only action which appears to have turned the full heat on these people is Germany. There they chop off their heads — and a jolly good job, too. However, the Demo-Democracies haven't gone that far. ' f England has put many of the black market dealers out of business, 'though, by handing out fierce lines and terms of imprisonment. j£s long as a year ago a warehouse company was fined the equivalent qf£$800,000 on the charge of selling goods in excess of the legal quotas. .' Prison terms, which are meted out freely,' run to a maximum of fourteen years. You'd think that sort of punishment would drive the war profiteers to cover, but some of them still hang on. The black market of course flourishes where distress is greatest. You can get high prices from people who really are in need — if they have the money. Poor old Belgium is a case in hand. There butter is reported as selling at $5.50 a pound, sugar at $1.25 a pound, and flour at $1.60 a pound. Men's shoes are $56 a pair and women's are $40. So it goes. I found a rather similiar situation in Chungking, where inflation is rife, and prices of many things are fantastic. A hundred-watt electric bulb, for instance, costs $12.50 in American money, and that's a fair guage of other similar goods. When it comes to luxuries like Scotch whisky, the Chinese capital pays through the nose. A bottle of this liquor was $100, American money, when I was there. Gasoline,, which is like molten pearls, cost $20 American a gallon in the black market, although the government price was $8. India, too, has a situation which has been causing concern. There is scarcity of wheat, due to several reasons. One of these is hoarding or profit. As a result many observers have been fearful that the shortage might become dangerously acute about April, which ' is the in-between period for Indian crops. That might create a grave crissi in a country where the majority of the 400,000,000 people literally are always hungry, even in the best of imes. However, the government las ordered supplies of wheat from Canada and Australa and latest reports are that officials believe :he emergency is well in hand. The moral of the experiences abroad seems to be that the way o handle the black market is to go after it right at the start and soak t with every weapon the law provides. Fines don't do much good, because the profits of the market are great, but long terms of imprisonment at least put the operator out of commission for the duration of his incarceration. m ?M • V* __. PERFECT GROOMIN' I MOROLINE< I I"HAIR TONK t n f * F TAXI SERVICE Yellow Cab Taxi Co. Jesse Brown, Owner Phone 2 SHORTY'S RADIO SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES Located At Bob Elmore Auto Supply Phone 174 Hope, Ark. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Newark, N. J.—Wolter Stevens, 133, Newark, outpointed Eddie Dowl, 134, Newark (9). Philadelphia — Henry Armstrong, 138 1-2, Los Angeles, out- pointed Al Tribuani, 146 1-2, Wilmington, Del., (10). Scranton — Andre Gomez, 155, Scranton, outpointed Tony Ferrara, 153, Mount Vernon, N. Y. (10). Hplyoke, Mass. — Tommy Jessup, 136, Springfield, Mass., knocked out Ray Puig, 135, Tampa, Fla. (2). New York — Pvt. Tommy Yarosz, 162, U. S. Army, outpointed Van McNutt, Baltimore (8). Baltimore — Willy Carrigan and Deacon Johnny Brown, Baltimore middleweights, Drew (12). Sports Mirror By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — West Virginia defeated Toledo, 51-39, and Western Kentucky spilled Creigh ton, 49-36, in National Invitational Basketball tourney. Three Years Ago —Chuck Fenske won Bankers mile at Chicago in 4:07.9, fastest time ever recorded in midwest. Gene Venzke was second and Glenn Cunningham third. Five Years Ago — Hleen Wills Moody ended two "year retirement and was named to U. S. Wightman Cup tennis team. H. Armstrong Whips Tribuani in Philadelphia Philadelphia. March 23 —(IF) — ienry Armstrong proved last night ic is the man of "1,000 punches" n whipping tough Al Tribuani, of Wilmington, Del., before a howling crowd of 12,6v3 paid cutomers at Convention Hall. Making his first eastern appear- mce on a comeback trial that now cads to New York's Madison Square Garden, "Hammcrin 1 lenry" threw close to 100 punches i round in gaining an unanimous 0-round decision over the game ["ribuani. The only man in ring history to lave held three world championships simultaneously, (he 30-year- old Armstrong amazed the onlookers, who contributed tp a gross gate of $32,915.35. by his ever-lasting ag- ;ressiven£ss in chalking up his 6th triumph in 18 starts since he came out of retirement. Although his flailing arms had :he Wilmington youth on the verge of a knockout in the third, fith ind tenth, Armstrong, a 5 to 1 favorite, admitted afterwards that it was a "tough fight." "I was fighting a superman because he's ambitious and a win over me would have put him right up there," Henry said. • "It was tough." , . Armstrong gave away nearly eight pounds, weighing 138 1-2 to Tribuani's 146 1-4, but was-especially effective at close range. Time and again he whipped over a series of hard rights from in close that jarred his opponent. Briefs From Baseball Training Sites By The Associated Press Lakewood, N. J., March 23 — If first sacker Johnny Mize is accepted by his draft board tomorrow, the New'York Giants will begin an immediate search for a new first baseman, Manager Mel Ott said today. Mize takes his physical at St. Louis tomorrow. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. Wide World Sports Columnist New York, March 23 — (ff*)— The appointment of Ta Wiemdan, Princeton football coach, as civilian director of physical training for the Army's special training program -ioesn't mean that the Army has changed its altitude toward big- time football. . . Just look at Princeton's record since the Fritz Crisler era. . . Princeton won't hire a replacement for Tad until the prospects for next fall are clarified, but there's still a pretty good candidate on hand n Harry Mahnken, whose 150-pound teams have been practically unbeatable. . . . And, speaking of coaches, don't be surprised if Dutch Clark, who found it quite a task to resign his Cleveland job. turns tip as assistant to Gus Doraid of the Detroit Liois. Thumb Fun, Eh? Since the transportation shortage became acute, we've heard of basketball team traveling by buses, fire trucks and hay wagons, and now Willard M. Ansel of Ohio University passes along a report of a team that finally got down to hitchhiking. . . Unable to make bus connections for a game at Tomney, 28 miles away. Coach Chuck Collctte of the Ridgcley (W. Va.) high school basketballers, hustled his boys out early in the morning and told them to hit the road. . . The tosscrs not only got there on time, but won the game. of those days he'll be bumping into Howie Morcnz, Jr., in • the big league. . . Comedian Milton Berlc had to go up to Bear Mountain to rehearse for Leo Durochcr's appearance In his> show tomorrow, and the chances are Bcrle didn't get a word in sideways. . . Lieut. Jimmy Bradctock, ex-heavyweight champ, is doing his Army chores on pier six — which should be assurance that there won't be any pier six brawls around there. Today's Guest Star Jack Charvat. Tulsa (Okla.1 Tribune: "We will be following Texas league ball in the majors this year, and the season should be fairly interesting with so many well-known athletes from our circuit cavorting under the big top." Onj-Minute Sports Page. If the National league doesn't okey Larry French's idea of pitching home games for the Dodgers while on weekend leave from his Navy duties, he always can get a job with the Bushwicks, who employed Casey Stengel and other major leaguers under similar circumstances during world war one. . . . The semipros figure Larry would be worth about $300 a game to them. . . Jimmy Johnson, Ching's 14-year-old son, is developing into a good hockey player in Washington, D. C. . . Maybe one Muncie, Ind. — Manager Frankie Frisch moved Frankie Gustine to shortstop today and Pete Coscarart to second in an effort to smooth out the Pittsburgh Pirate infield. Frisch said that in 1924 Rabbit Maranville was shifted to second to make room for Glenn Wright and that the change worked. Bloomington, Ind. — Bucky Walters, whose sprained ankle is virtually healed, has promised to stick to baseball and forget about hurdling. He was injured a week ago in a bit of horse-play on the cinders. "/V08/7E X? MELLOW, ' RIPE, RICH-YET PRINCE ALBERT SMOKES SO/MUD. LAYS RI@HT FOR 5PEgl>ROLUN<3 WITH- THE CRIMP CUT DRAWS EASY \ ANP P.A. SMOKES ', STAY LIT/ IMA PIPE. TOP, 1 floe roU-your-own cigamtet la every bandy pocket package of frioce Albert Cairo, 111. — The St. Louis Cardinals arc coming up with another pitching sensation. This time it is Sylvester (Blxi) Donnelly, a righthander/Last year with Sacramento of the Coast League he won 21 and lost 10. The year before he captured 30 decisions and lost five while with Springfield, Mo., of the Western association and set a loop strikeout record of 304. Cape Girardeau, Mo. —President Don Barnes of the St. Louis Browns interrupted his search for a spring training game long enough today to say that six players till are unsigned. They are Pitchers Stan Ferens and Archie McKain, Catcher Frankie Hayes and Infielders Floyd Baker, Harlond Clift and Bobby Dillinger. Today in Congress By The Associated Press Senat e Receives favorable report on bill to include farm labor costs in parity formula. Special defense committee investigates steel plate manufacture. Military committee hears Phillip Murray on war service bill. House Routine session. Military committee considers proposal admit women physicians into the Army. Headline Headllnep Louisville Courier - Journal (Reporting a slight case of high water at the White Sox French Lick, Ind., training camp): "Chi needs dikes instead of Dykes." Service Dept, Lieut. Kendrick R. Bragg, who recently was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bringing home his Flying Fortress after it had been rammed by a Nazi plane over North Africa (it was his plane that broke in half when they opened a door) is the same Ken Bragg who played halfback for Duke in 1938 and had to sit out the Rose Bowl game on the bejich after he busted a hand in the final workout at home. . . The "Wildcat" basketball team, which rang up 14 straight victories to win the Eglin Field, Fla., basketball championship, included two players from Ohio and one each from Connecticut, New York and West Virginia. . . Ed Kingsley, Utah's top amateur golfer for several years, reports that "Army life has reduced my ample waist line from 40 inches to 31.". . . How about your handicap, Ed? BabeDahlgrenls Baseball's Run Around Victim By JUDSON BAILEY Hcrshcy, Pa., March 23 — (/!')— The most mysterious run-around ever given a major league ball player has fallen to Ellsworth T. (Babel Dahlgrcn, the present first basc- mnn of the Phillies. In seven years in the big show he has been with the Boston Keel Sox. New York Yankees, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. Some of his stays have been brief and the Browns didn't keep him long cnuogh to don a uniform. Dahlgren, In the opinion of many observers, is one of the flashiest fielding first basemen baseball has had in recent years and he also is a dangerous hitter. Just why the various clubs have treated.him like a hot potato, then, is something the average fan cannot understand. Dahlgren himself says he has no idea what the rap is against him. "Nobody has ever given me any explanation and I have never asked for any," he said. The much-shul'flcd frist baseman has a bitter rcmcmberance of the treatment he received from the Cubs. "In 1941 I hit .270 for them, clouted 19 home runs and batted in 80 runs. It was u real good year and I thought I had cinched the first base job. "We went to Calnlinn island to camp the next spring and I played the first six exhibition games and then was benched. Manager Jimmy Wilson never did say why." Dahlgren smiled wryly as he re called the Yankees claimed his arms were too short when they let him go after the 1940 season. "They lost the pennant, so they had to blame somebody and I guess I was it," he mused. j Market Report ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., March 23— WPi— (U. S. Dept. Agr.) —Hogs, 14,000; weights over 170 Ibs. 15-25 lower than average Monday; lighter weights 25 to mostly 35 lower; sows 5-10 lower; bulk good and choice 180-310 Ibs. 15.50-55; top 15.60 sparingly; 160-170 Ibs. 14.65 - 15.00; 140 - 160 Ibs. 14.15-65; 100 - 130 Ibs. 13.00-90; sows 15.15-35; stags 15.50 down. Cattle, 4,000; calves, 1,200; steady; one load choice steers 16.50 medium and good 13.75-15.50; good and choice mixed yearlings and heifers 14.00 - 15.75; common and medium cows 11.00 - 12.50; good upward to 14.00; medium and good sausage bulls 13.00-14.75; . vealers 50 lower; good and choice 16.25; medium and good 13.75" and 15.00; nominal range slaughter steers 12.00 - 17.25, slaughter heifers 10.7516.00, stockcr and feeder steers 10.50-15.00. Sheep, 2,500; market slow; a few good and choice wooled lambs to small killers about steady at 16.0075; odd head good wooled ewes 8.50 down. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, March 23 —(/P)—Poultry, live; 6 trucks; firm market unchanged. Butter, receipts 440,780; firm; prices as quoted by the Chicago price current are unchanged. Eggs receipts 23,007; firm; fresh graded extra firsts, cars 39 1-2; firsts, cars 39 1-2; other prices unchanged. The Bismarck Sea and archipelago were named in 1884 for the German "Iron Chancellor." NEW YORK STOCKS New York, March 23 —(/!')— Industrial stocks led the market on another recovery push today with favorites rising fractions to a point or more to new tops for the year or longer. Liveliness of issues selling under $10 lifted volume for the full proceedings to around 1,300,000 shares. The direction was upward at the start and subsequent bidding centered on steels, rubbers and chemicals. Rails did well for a time but eventually lost momentum, final prices were under the best in most cases. Revival of buying interest apparently nad to do partly with brighter Tunisian war news, investment heeds and the theory last week's reaction had put the 1st in a much healthier technical position. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, March 23 — (IP)— A final rally in the last few minutes of trading today raised wheat from the lowest levels of the session to net gains of as much as 5-8 cents a bushel. .The continued strength in Winnipeg and slackening of hedging pressure in the southwest led to the rally, traders said.. Wheat finished 1-8 to 5-8 cents above Monday's close, May $1.45 1-8—1-4; July $1.45 3-4; rye was 3-8 to 5-8 up; oats 1-8 to 3-8 higher and corn was unchanged at ceiling levels, May $1.01. Cash wheat: No sales. Corn: No. ,2 yellow 1.02; No. 3 white 1.23. Crowley Now on Duty in Quadalccmol Area An Advanced Base in the South Pacific, March 23 — (ff-> — Lieut. Commander James "Sleepy Jim' Crowley, former Notre Dame football star and coach at Fordham University, arrived today for duty in this area. He will establish an athletic program at a concentra tion base for convalescents ncai Guadalcanal. Peanuts were known as far back as 950 BC. Upholds Judgment to County Man Little Hock.—A $10,000 judgment iwnrdecl by Hcmpslead Circuit Court to Thco Johnson against the Standard Materials Company, to compensate for the loss of an arm n an accident involving Mr. Johnson's car and a Standard truck, was affirmed. The opinion, by Chief Justice Griffin Smith, was unusual in that i paragraph written by another justice is incorporated with the statement that it reflected "the ma- ority's view." Lawyers understand that when ;iii opinion of the Supreme Court uses the expression "the majority of the justice hold," it menus the .vriter of the opinion does not agree to the result. The chief justice seemed to have passed to other members of the court the responsibility for making the opinion, although he apparently agreed that a jury question had been presented mid the verdict was not excessive. The disagreement evidently centered 4»iboul Instruction No. 4 to the jury which omitted, the chief justice apparently believed, the defense of contributory negligence. Lawyers for the company offered general and specific objections to this instruction. Evidence showed Johnson was driving behind an empty truck that was stopped suddenly. He said he drove around the truck and, after passing the parked machine, he returned to his right side of the highway and was 30 or 40 feet beyond the stationary truck when Standard's truck sidcswipcd his car. His left arm was injured, necessitating amputation. The company's truck driver contended Johnson suddenly drove from behind the parked truck and, because of Johnson's impulsive conduct, he was unable to avoid a collision. A majority of the court suld the circuit judge's action in departing from the beaten path of judicial expression when he issued Instruction No. 4 was not an error. It ruled that omission of the words "contributory negligence" was not prejudicial to the company's rights. Soviet scientists have discovered that butylcnc gas speeds the growth of fruit trees. More than half of American's larger cities have anti-noise ordinances. AT FIRST SIGN OF A USE 666 TABLETS. 5ALVE. NOSE DROPS SERVICE 1150 Sorrel Saddle Stallion. $10.00 4 Star Bull $2.50 Boar $1.00 Fee at Hate before service, but service guaranteed. At the Pines Dairy W. M. Ramsey Plumbing Repairs Harry W. Shiver PLUMBING Phone ... 259 JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED Your doctor frequently orders the safe, nationally advertised brands and your government asks that you purchase equally safe defense bonds. Bonds For Victory! The Leading WARD & SON Druggist We've Got It Oats: No. white 67. 2 mixed 66; No. 2 NEW YORK COTTON Late afternoon prices wore 20 to 40 cents a bale higher. May 20.23, Jly 20.08, Jly 19.88. Futures closed 50 to 60 cents a bale higher. May—opened, 20.20; closed, Jly—opened, 20.01; closed, Oct—opned, 19.83; closed, Dec—opened, 19.9; closed, Mch—opened, 1968; closed, Middling spot 22.05n, up 10 N - Niminal. 20.27 20.12 19.94 19.90 19.8311 Flashes of Life TH| NATIONAL JOY SMOKE By The Associated Prif5s/- FoMowed O r der$ Waterbury Conn. — Rep. Talbot fR-Conn), whose home is in nearby Naugatuck, tells this story of a new employe at the WPB office in Washington who took orders literally. The boss toid her to send a letter to a regional WPB office and a carbon to a"bruss and copper company here. That explains how an official of the company got a letter containing a single piece of carbon paper —and nothing else. The presiding officer ruled the quacks were equivalent to Ayres, so the measure carried 32 to 0. resolu- Senate Ducky Sacramento, Calif. — A tion passed the California by 32 quacks. Voting on a proposal asking Congress to reimburse California farmers for damage done crops by wild ducks the Senate recorded 32 quacks. That's What Junior Said Kansas City — Don't clutter your victory garden with spinach advises W. G. Amslein, horticulturist specialist cif Kansas State College, Manhalta Say-s he: "It's about like a weed." Generosity Cuokesville, 111. — To their point rationing conscious city Cousins', the people of this small farm community offer an example of good neighborliness. For Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mc- Keowns, whose home burned recently, a Methodist church group gave a canned fruit and vegetable shower. From the 25 members vvho attended came 87 cans of foods as well as a variety of kitchen utensils. Best Seller to Make First Appearance Hot Sprngs, March 23 — — Best Seller, Galbreath and Dicnsl's able stake runner, will make his first appearance on the Oaklawn Park track tnis afternoon against a field of 13 other sprinters in a six furlong dash under allowance conditions. Racing Secretary Eugene W. Bury assigned top weight of 119 pounds to Best Seller and the horse is expected to face serious opposition from a couple of entries in the sprint—the Calumet Farm's Wishbone and Early 'N Smart, and G. Felkner's Red Moon and Albatross. Others in the race include Powder Bluff, Bob's Dream, Gold Mike, Mixer, Meggy, Cold Crack, Sassy Lady, Big Meal and Time O'War. Ocean Wave, Calumet Farm's Arkansas Derby hopeful, showed plenty of, form winning the Ouachita purse, a six - furlong derby prep for three-year-olds, yesterday and worked out the full mile in 1:40. : But his workout was overshadowed by Mrs. Janet Kelly's Beau of Mine which ran second to Ocean Wave by three-quarters of a length in the spring. Beau of Mine, under strong urging, finished the mile in 1:38 2-5, three- fifths of a second under the Oak- luwn Park truck record. ANNUAL REPORT TO TELEPHONE USERS A Summary of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's 1942 Annual Report, Recently Issued "PEARL HARBOR" was only three weeks old as 1942 started, but already the telephone system had felt the first of war's pressing demands. Most metals vital to war are also vital to telephone service. During the year we were able to get, for example, only a tenth of the copper normally needed. Telephone people somehow had to make this bare trickle of materials meet demands for entire telephone systems at Army camps and Navy bases, for service to new war industries, for new telephones in thousands of homes, Service held up rather well The skill and "know how" of these people were in most cases equal to the job. During the year the company gained 123,689 telephones. It ended the year with 1,867,751 telephones in service. But in many cities, lines and equipment simply could not serve all who wanted telephones. The quality and speed of telephone service held up rather well during the year. There were exceptions, of course. On many crowded long distance lines delays were unavoidable. It was inevitable, in such a year, that some new high marks as well as some low marks should be $et. For example, the money taken in by the company for its services was 120 SOUTHWESTERN BELL million dollars—11 per cent above 1941. That seems a lot of money. Expenses mount faster than revenue But expenses climbed even faster. They jumped from a little over 88 million dollars in 1941 to more than 101 million dollars—an increase of 15 per cent. Most of this increase was a result of sharply higher payrolls and taxes.Taxes grew from slightly less than 20 million dollars in 1941 to more than 24 million dollars. The result was that the company matched its high record with a low. Earning rate lower than in depression The company's earnings for the year were at the rate of 4.4 per cent on the money it has put into the buildings, wires, and equipment needed to furnish telephone service—a lower rate of return than at the lowest point of the depression. On the whole, telephone service was better in 1942 than telephone people had dared hope it would be. This was due in large part to the competence and fine spirit of service of the telephone men and women in the Southwest. It was due also to the understanding and sympathetic co-operation of the people who use the service. TELEPHONE COMPANY

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