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Served by the No. 1 News Organization — The Associated Press Hope Star The Weather Arkansas: Little temperature change; occasional showers and local thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 137 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1943 (AP)—Moans Associated Press (NEA)—Moans Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE,5c COPY Slight Gain for Americans Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Totalitarianism Our Danger, Too n> Says a Liberal 'Big Business' Man Eric A. Johnston is a "big business" man in the public's judgment by virtue of his being president of the United States Chamber of Commerce . . . but his words are the words of a Liberal. Governor of Colorado Orders farm Draft Halt Denver, March 25 — (If) — Governor John C. Vivian ordered to day an. immediate hall to the induction of Colorado farm workers into tbe armed forces. — The governor, who recently has asscrled Colorado war crop goals could nol be attained unless workers were permitted to stay on Ihe farms, announced his aclion in a letter to Brig. Gen. Harold It. Richardson, stale director of sc- leclive service. Governor Vivian said he was taking Ihe aclion "under Ihe power and luthority to administer Ihe selective service system within the .slate under Scclion 603.11 of Ihe regulations governing llu's agency." Al state selective service headquarters, officials said section 603.11 of llic national selective service act provided that governors of ,lhe respective states would have jiarge of the administration of the act in each slate. The section deals also with the manner of keeping selective service' files and other administrative delails. The'govcrnor lold newsmen he i(id:.just^rpce^vcd ...wo'ttLtrjat^pi a quota of 58 men inducted in Delta county in western Colorado recently, 22 were farmers "who in the opinion of the county agent arc essential lo the operation of the farms from which they were taken tihd will need to be replaced." Ruml Tax Plan .Debate Opens in the House Washington, March 25 —(/I 1 ) — Afinky, 79 - year - old Chairman Tioughton (D-NC) of the Ways and Means Committee opened debate on pay-as-you-go lax legislation today with a denunciation of the Ruml skip- a- year plan as a "lax heresy" — a proposition "immoral \5ul unsound." "It is to sound tax policy what infidelity is to true Bible religion," he shouted. "It would bankrupt any business concern. No nation, state or other taxing jurisdiction has ,-ycr Mctopled such a system. Our .soldiers are not requesting forgiveness of a year's duly. In fact many of them are called upon lo give an entire lifolime in one moment of duly. Is this any time lo forgive 'a year's lax liability?" ij J Rep. Knutson (R-Minn), a leader of Republican support behind the Ruml plan, prepared lo answer Doughton, by declaring a modification of lhat plan, embraced in a bill by Rep. Carlson (R-Kas), was ' fcirogressivc and forward looking:" lhat it provided the only "fail' and practical" means of putting the nation's 44,000,000 income taxpayers on a pay-as-you-go basis, and that "there is only one .thing wrong with Ihe Ruml plan— 'Jie treasury didn't think of il first 1 Leading the Democratic opposition lo the Ruml plan, Doughton declared: "I feel that this is no time lo experiment with will-o'-the wisp ''\- chimerical methods, which are concievcd and brought forth for selfish or political reasons rather than patriotic motives. In my opinion, if the selfish and political considerations were eliminated from the Speaking at Now York yeslerday lie warned 'there is some danger that our country may go totalitarian." But his was not the blatant warning of a tax-wounded rich man, or a professional hater of Roosevelt. As a matter of fact Mr. Johnston is quite close to the president, being a commitlccman on Ihe slaff of Economic Stabilizer James E. Byrnes. Mr. Johnston's warning against the onrush of government into business, into labor, and inlo every walk of private life, was blunt, brief and intelligent. He said: "He knew that wherever the government has entered inlo Ihe domain of private enterprise, in so-called 'mixed' economies, it has come lo dominate business. By the same token, wherever government has entered into partnership in trade unions—as in Germany for instance—it has meant thai trade unions were reduced to total polenco. . . "Where Ihe slale has Ihe dominating role in economic life, with the incalculable powers lhal Ihis implies, democratic controls, including elections, lend lo become a mere formality without real relevance. . . "I believe thai trade unionism has become an integral part of our economic life and thai the problem from Ihis time forward will be to make trade unionism more efficient, more democratic and more socially- minded. The spoch of dog-eal- dog is past, for labor and management alike. I believe,'no less, lhal Ihe principle of social securily is here to stay. But in such mailers degree is everything." An able statement. The man lion the big-business side of Ihe fence, bul his phrase, "degree is everything," expresses the com promise io which all of us mus come if America is to emerge fron this war with substantially Ih same sysloin of private enterprise and of representative govcrnvncn it had back in the days of peace. Scotland Feels Sting of Nazi Air Attacks London, March 2G (/I 3 )—Scotland, untroubled by heavy German raids since the spring of 1941 and only once previously Ihis year Ihe target for a small-scale atlac, fell the sling of German reprisal assaults early today when enemy bombers flow through severe anti - aircraft fire on the soulhcast coasl and dropped incendiary bombs inland. British fighters and anti-aircraft defenses shot down four of an es- lima'.ed 25 Gorman planes that participated in the attack in Scotland and a raid over Northern England lhal caused a small number of casuallies. This increased German air force losses over Britain lo 25 Ihis month and more than 50 since Jan. 1. Considerable damage was clone 10 private dwellings in one northeast English coastal town, but there were no casualties because occupants were in shelters. (The Berlin radio boracicasl a high command communique announcing the Germans raided the junction of Ashford in Southern England at daybreak yesterday and made direct bomb hits on Ihe railway station and supply stores. 11 said lasl night's raids were against "strategically - important targets" on the Firth of Forth and Stowaway James Edward Peltery, 14, o£ Charleston, W. Va., found to be a stowaway with draftees bound for Great Lakes, 111., was given a chocolate bar and sent home to await his seventeenth birthday, when he can join the Navy. Brown Urges Rejection of Farm Measure Washington, March 25 — (K"> — Price Administrator Prentiss M Brown urged Congress today to re jecl Ihe strongly - backed Bank head and Pace farm bills, saying they would add more than $3,750, 000,000 lo consumers' budgets anc destroy the anti - in-flalion pro gram. Both bills have as -their ultimate end the increase of farm incom but, Brown wrote congrcssiona leaders, they call for "so radica a change in the price of foods" a to mean "the end of stabilizalio of prices" and the end of .."In stabilization of wages as well." The price administrator's letle went f o Senator Lucas (D - 111.), president pro tcmpore of the Senate who promised "the stiffest kind oC a fight" if farm bloc leaders insist on calling for a Senate vole loday on Ihe Pace bill to add farm labor costs to the crop parity formula. Also receiving the letter were Senate Majority Leader Barklcy of Kentucky, Spe.ikcr Kayburn of the Increase Hinted in Value of April Stamps —Washington Washington, March 25 — (/P) — pril's canned goods ration stamps Became valid today, but house- vives are expected to hold them or another week because of strong lints from OPA their value will be ncrcased next month. Future plans were kept secret, nit lop officials who refused to be, luoted by name implied some reduction in the point values of many ypes of processed fruits and .vegetables could be expected, effective (\pril 1. (A further indication of this came from a statement of the American Institute of Food Distri- mlalion at Now York that movement to market of important canned vegetables had dropped 60 to 95 per cent under point ra- ioning. (Blaming newness of the system and "unnecessarily high point values," the institute said in its. canners' market report that "this fault (high point values) will be righted •—partly by reduction of severa point values by April 1, and latei by wholesale revision of these vat ucs on May 1.") April coupons were made valic March 25 to help persons who come to the end of the month with insuf ficint March stamps to meet es sential needs, or with odd numbers of March points that won't stretch A new table of fruit and vege table point values is expected to be made public over the week end Between this and the meat, checsi and oil point values, which bocomi effective next Monday, household ers will gel a new idea of warlim eating with their No. 2 /ation books While it may be profitable to hole April canned goods stamps for week, officials reminded the Marcl stamps must be spent by midnigh of next Wednesday .or they will be come worthless. The March stamp are the blue A, B and C stamps The April issue is the blue D, E F stamps. The red meal-fat - oil - dices stamps will be on a weekly basis with the red A stamps only goo for the week bcgining Monday. The expected reduction in poii values for canned goods likely wi be of particular benefit to purchsn Mouse and House Majority Leader. McCorrnack of Massachusetts. The House has approved the Pace bill and bolh branches have approved the Bankhcad bill, although in somewhat different versions, to stipulate that government benefit payments shall not be included in computing farm parity price ceilings. Taken together, Brown said, they would raise the retail price of food between 17 and 18 per cent, increase Ihe annual food budget of consumers by three and three quarters billion dollars and cost the government an additional one and one-quarters billion dollars a year. "We must face the fact that radical change in the cost of food means radical change in the "lit- lle sloe! formula' as well," Brown wrote. "If Congress requires the one, il must accept tne responsibility for the other." (The little steel formula is the War Labor Board's yardstick for allowing a cost - of - living wage adjustment. It permits an increase Ruml plan, il \*Ut, much would never gel loss to first base." lo on the British northeast coast.1 The heaviest enemy raid yesterday was on a town in Southeasl crs of canned fruits and larger six cans of both fruits and vegetable In some few instances, point va us may bo increased. The adjustment was described b officials as the normal type change that can be expected froi imc to time. Hunting Scene Elsio Ilanhnford and Army-trained dog nro hunting, nil right, but not ga'mo. They're on lookout for saboteurs nt Naval Air Station of South Weymouth, Mass. Pennsylvania Mine Cave in Worst in Years Reds Make Fresh Gains in Drive on Smolensk —Europe By EDDY GILMORE Moscow. March 25(/P)—The Red Army's dossed drive through slush, ice and mud toward Smolensk has made fresh headway in three directions and German attacks in an effort to control the Northern Donets river valley are slackening after their setbacks at the hands of the Soviet defenders, the Russians said today. The midday communique announced additional villages were taken on the Smolcsk front as Soviet troops broke through the outlying defenses of the city. The Soviets' sharpest thrust appeared to be north of Dukhovschi- no, which is 32 miles northeast of the big German garrison city. The war bulletin said in this sector the Red Army troops battled hand-to- hand with the Germans in an unidentified settlement which had been heavily fortified, after hurling grenades to clear their path. South of this sector a Russian column was reported moving toward the district center of Doro- gobuzh, 13 miles below the Mos- cow-Vyazma-Smolensk railway and 50 miles east of Smolensk. The battle to take the city, which lies in a swampy area cut by the Dnieper river and many small streams, was considered now only a part of a large-scale offensive to control the upper Dnieper. Fierce counterattacks, with heavy concentrations of heavy artillery to back up their infantry, were being mounted by the Germans, a dispatch to Red Star, the Army newspaper, said. Tojo Tells Diet That Jap Position Good By The Associated Press Premier General Hideki Tojo of Japan, in an address before the final plenary session of the 81st Diet today, declared Japan's internal and foreign political position was developing ever more in her favor, the Berlin radio said in a Tokyo dispatch. A Burmese delegation headed by Dr. Ba Maw was present, said the broadcast recorded by the Associated Press, and heard the Japanese leader announce the forthcoming establishment of "an independent Burmese stale." Tojo contended there were differences in the American-British camp resulting from alleged United Stales aspirations to world hedge- mony while in the Axis camp there was sleadily slrenlhening cooperation. He declared, the broadcast said, lhat this marching in close community was an additional element in "our confidence in victory." The premier warned, however, lat Japan knew it was necessary o exert all her energies to over- Repulse Counter Thrusts; Mareth Line Fight Slows —Africa Eight Counties Return Fair Funds ^ LHtle Ruck, March 25 — M J i — Eiiiht counties which did nol hold county fairs last fall have returned state funds allotted them, Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey reported today. They are: K Conway, Logan, Izard, Columbia, Poinselt" Carroll, Perry and Monroe Humphrey said they returned $3,02(3 74 and that a few other counties which did nol use their full allotments had refunded small imounls. The milk i>f mother seals is 'times as rich as cow's milk. ton England, where at least 12 were killed. Additional victims were bo- ing dug out of the debris. More than 300 children got oul of a school just 60 seconds before a bomb struck, it was reported. Allied fighter planes machine- gunned railway installations in Northern France by day yesterday, and the RAF's Mosquito bombers hit railway targets in northwest Germany at dusk, it was announced, with the loss of one plane. The German - controlled Paris radio reported today about 50 persons were wounded in the RAF's daylight raid on Nantes March 22 and lhat about 50 houses were destroyed in an assault lhat night on St. Nazaire, big Nazi submarine base an the French west coasl. The broadcast was recorded by the Associated Press. of 15 per cent over the wage level | of a particular group on January 1, 1941. Forthcr increases arc permissible if the board is convinced the 15 per cent does not correct manifisl injustices.) Brown said he feels farm prices and farm income alrcad have been raised to fair levels, increasing 110 per cent between August 1919 and January 1943 while prices farmers pay increased 26 per cent. "As a result," B r o w n said, "farm prices which were 30 per cent below parity at the time war broke out in August, 1939, reached a level 15 per cent above parity in January of this year. "Not only have prices the farmers pay." he continued, "but they have also risen four times as much as farmer's cost of production including the cost of hired labor. The prices farmers receive therefore yeild tu the fanner for his own labor and lhat of his family, a bettor return than he has ever before known." "Our job?" lie said, "is to keep them fair and lo preserve the option which the farmers has reached. We can't do so if the stabiliza- j lion program is destroyed. 1C that j program is destroyed, farm prices will go up - there is no doubt of that -- but so will the prices farmers pay and so will farm costs. In the end. the farmers will lose just as they did during and after the last war. Only Six Bills Left Unsigned by Governor Little Rock, March 25 — (/I 1 ! — Only six bills of the 1943 legislature remained today on Governor Adkins' desk to claim his atlcn- lion before he lakes a spring vacation. He signed 54, including 53 appropriation measures, and vetoed six yesterday. Five of Ihe six measures ho voloed were appropriation bills. Four :)f these duplicated others which became law. The fifth would have refunded $525 to P. T. Moss Brinklcy on a shell buyer's license erroneously collected. The sixth bill rejected was the Cloer bill to establish a 1-year statule of limitations on actions of administering estates under the inherialnce lax law. Comptroller J. Bryan Sims said all appropriation bill's signed by the governor provided expenditures or investment of $122,823,218.58 for the remainder of this fiscal year and Ihe next biennium. The appropriations were $7,291.94.32 for general state agencies and 1943 legislative expenses: $6.297,262.9 for charitable, penal and for health and sanitation; $5,71.- coreclional institutions; $1.4l>. for health and sanitation; $5,71.473.97 for the university and colleges; $26,312,232.47 for public schools: $17,808,13 for welfare; $6,36, return to counties. $31,29.922.13 for debl service and investment; $19,72.92 for highways: $666,196.6 other pensions and relief; $961,141 claims and miscellaneous. Piltslon, Pa., March 25 —(/T>)—A rumbling mine cave in -— the worst in the Eastern Pennsylvania anthracite fields in several years — struck Ihis mining city of 18,000 lasl night and the ground slill was sinking loday from under more than 150 cracked and twisted homes and buildings. The police and fire departments said there was no indication of when (he earth sagging would cease. Yawning crevices developed in lawns and pavements. Houses and trees sawed, tilted and sank. Writer and gas mains snapped. Firemen reported holes 20 to 25 feel doop and estimated the overall sinking at from two lo eight feet in varying sectors. A new $400,000 high school building was so badly cracked firemen feared its wall would collapse. The subsidence — over the shaft of the No. 9 mine of the Pagnotti enterprises — began in an area of eight blocks, all residential. Rod Cross disaster units, civilian defense workers and the police evacuated the section, and armed guards wore posted lo prevent householders from returning to sal- ': vage belongings. About 120 minors working in one section of the mine, underlying Ihe affected area, were ordered to leave by the nearest exit. More t h a n 500 worshipers, fled a mission service at the Mount Carmel Catholic church , on the odge of the section, and 100 student musicians ran panicky from ,i band rehearsal in the auditorium of the high school. A iiole 30 feet deep and 30 feet wide developed on the lawn of an Estate in Fulton street. In the basement of a home in Williams street there was a hole big enough to bury an automobile. Negro Soldier to Be Hanged for Rioting (The German high command communique, broadcast by the Berlin radio, referred -only in general terms lo mosl of Ihe long Russian front. It said that engagements of local importance "took a sud cessful course" and that prisoners were taken and booty captured. (The communique claimed lhat German forces had infliclcd serious losses on Soviet forces attacking south of Lake Ladoga, below Leningrad, capturing several hundrec prisoners, killing more than 1,000 Russians and annihilating one cut off Soviet forces. There was no Al lied confirmation of aclivity on this front.) ome still existing inal victory. obstacles to Allies Make 44 Attacks on Enemy Bases Allied Headquarters in Australia, VTarch 25 —WP)-—• General MacAr- hur's "flying artillery" made 44 bombing and slrafing runs over Tapanese lines at Mubo yeslerday, 'iring 30,000 rounds from cannon and machinegun inlo enemy posi- ions guarding the approaches to he Japanese New Guinea base at lalamaua. Allied hcadquartrs announced today. Other Allied planes carried out The first life insurance company was founded in England in 1705. J Two Arkansans Are Missing in Africa Washington, March 25 — (.¥> —Two Arkansas soldiers were listed among 434 Uniled Slates Army men reported missing in action in the North Afrcian area today by the War Department. They were C'pl. Thomas L. Pierce, son of Mrs. Ola Pierce, Lepanto, and Pvl. Lloyd K. Smith, son of Will T. Smith, McGehec. Phoenix. Ariz., March 25 —(/I 1 ) — An army general court martial I recommended a death sentence yeslerday for the last of 27 negro j soldiers tried in connection with a i Thanksgiving Day street riot in ! which three persons wore killed and ] 11 wounded. i Under military judicial proceedings the defendant was not named. His case will automatically go lo the judge advocate general of the western defence comund for review before linal judgment is imposed. If Ihe court's sentence is uphold the defendant will be hanged. Seventeen of the soldiers have been recommended for sentences ranging from 10 to 50 years in military prison, but their cases also are subject to review. The melee in which the soldiers were implicated began in a Phoenix ,'afe and spread over a wide area of Ihe city. | _™,,,__- ..-_.| A powerful Australian wind. ! which often attains a spoed of 120 I miles per hour, is called the Willi willy. Civilian Supply Boss Hit by Administrators Washington, March 25 — (A 1 ) — Congressional efforts lo sel up civilian supply boss with authority to determine how much man power and materials are needec on the home front appeared likelj today to provoke a rumpus anion top administrators over threatenei curtailment of their powers. Legislative sources who withhold use of their names, said advocates of the bill sponsored by Senator Malonoy (D-Conn.), looked for opposition from Manpower Chief Paul V. McNult, Secretary of Agriculture Wickard and some others, bul also anticipated at least behind- the-scenes aid of economic Stabilization Dirlclor James F. Byrnes. Subjected to its first public lest yesterday by the Senale banking committee, the measure won support of Joseph L. Weiner. director of the Office of Civilian Supply, who testified an administrator would function more effectively than i'lis office under the War Pro- i duction Board. Similar support was expected from two food distributors and a leather supply manufacturer called before the committee today. Byrnes. Wickard and McNutt will be invited to express their opinions within a few days, committee members said. day and night attacks on farflung enemy base in the island above Australia, scoring hits on shipping apd,airdrome aroas.-.-and one bomb-, er on a reconnaiance mission "shot* :wo Japanese fighler planes out of the air in a duel over Wewak, New Guinea, a communique declared. The enemy's planes also were in the sky before daylight yesterday, raidine Allied bases at Oro bay and Milne Bay in New Guinea with litllc effecl, it was said. In the air duel over Wcwak three Japanese fighler planes challengd a FlyingForlrcss which within five minutes shot Ihe tail off one, causing it to crash into the side of a mountain; sent the second inlo a smoking dive; and forced Ihe third to quit the combat, dispalches from Ihe Allied base said. A 5,000-lon merchant ship was reported hit by the Allbdioemrbeh near Kaimana, Dutch New Guinea, and Iwo small coastal vessels were damaged off Ihe Kai islands where medium bombers also slruck al enemy-occupied towns in low level allacks. Dobo in the Aroe islands, Buka in the Solomons, Gasmala in New Britain, and Finschhafen and Lae in New Guinea were other targets, with airdrome installations the principal objectives, the communi- que said. The jungle screen hid results of the a Hack on enemy ground forces at Mubo, about 15 miles south of Salumaua, but "machine-gun positions were silenced and tents and buildings damaged or destroyed," the headquarters bulletin said. "The area was enveloped in smoke following the allack." By EDZARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters in North Africa, March 25 —(XP) — United States troops repulsed heavy Nazi armored attacks in the Gafsa sector and made local gains in the Madnassy area of the central Tu- ' nisian front while the battle of the ' Mareth Line dwindled to artillery duelling after four days of bitter fighting, it. was announced today. Military quarters said strong resistance and rigorous counter-attacks by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's forces prevented further i major Allied gains for the time being and, in some cases, wiped- out advances achieved a few days earlier. Advices from the Southern Tunisian front late last night were that German counterassaults had largely wiped out the advances made by the British Eighth Army in driving a wedge into the upper end of the Mareth Line. In sight of the battling ground troops, British and American light bombers hammered important Axis armored positions near the town of Mareth. In the communique to.day there was no mention of the task force which flanked Rommel's positions and was last reported eight miles from El Hamma, Axis air base at the rear of the fortifications and 20 miles west of Gabes. Field dispatches said United: States troops won control of the last mountain chain overlooking the coastal plain and Axis supply: routes between Maknassy and the Gulf of Gabes after beating back Axis armored forces in the region of El Guetar, itself 12 miles southeast of Gafsa on the rpsid to Solomons Base Bombed Washington, March 25 —W—The Navy reported today that heavy Army bombers and Navy torpedo planes have atlacked Japanese positions at Kahili, an enemy air base in the northwestern Solomons. A fire was started by the raid, which occurred Wednesday. Communique No. 323 said: "South Pacific (All dates casl longitude.) "1. On March 24lh: "(A) During the evening. Army Flying Fortresses (Boeing B-17) and Navy avenger torpedo bombers (Grumman TBF) atlacked pos- ilion al Kahili. A fire was started. troops and'installations alrhost-con-A ' tinuously in support of the forces of both Lieut. Gen, George S. Patton, Jr., in the Gafsa sector and Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery in the south. Flying Fortresses launched a heavy attack on Ferryville, near Bizerte, which is now one of the main Tunisian ports of entry for Axis supplies. Observers said heavy damage was done to the docks and bomb-set fires sent flames 500 feet into the air. In the Gafsa sector American patrols carried out offensive operations with success," the war bulletin reported. It said "from northern Tunisia there is nothing lo report. (An Algiers broadcast recorded in London by Reuters earlier said the British First Army had made a slight advance in Northern Tunisia.) By night and day Allied aerial squadrons bombed and shot up Axis concentrations between Mareth and Gabes, enemy air fields and transport on the roads between Sousse and Sfax. "Yesterday bombs of the northwest. African air forces attacked the docks at Ferryville (near Bi- zerte i," Ihe communique said. "Hils were observed all over the dock area and large fires were started." Explosives burst among grounded planes in the attacks on Axis air fields and light bombers attacked enemy troops and vehicles southeast of American-held El Gu- tar, the communique said. "Light and medium bombers of Ihe western desert air force attacked many Army forces in the Mareth area," the communique said. "Low-flying aircraft made two atlacks on enemy vehicles in Ihe El Hamma region (20 miles west of Gabs), deslroying several tanks and many other vericls." Ten enemy aircraft were reported destroyed in these operations, from which four Allied planes failed to return. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel had unleashed an unexpectedly powerful series of countrassaults in Southrn Tunisia in a desperate effort to against hold the Mareth Line threatened encirclment Eligibility Test for Military Training Arkadelphia, Ark., March 24.— Special—An eligibility test for men interested in receiving training for military service under Ihe Army- Navy college program will be given ?"i 1 " 1 ,L en .l my . Shil ? "\, t ^i and was re Ported lo have largely ......... i ,u«j i Shorlland Island area was bombed with jnobserved results. Arkansan Receives Air Corps Medal General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific area. March 23 —(Do- -.»..,. „- £-,— ,--„_,„,.. . . . ,.,*, „ _ £,.,_... _ _ in Ihe Ouachila College library Fri-i Ul - vecil ~^'~ lhlr ty officers and men ol the United Slates Army Air Corps, some of them credited with day. April 2, at 9 a. in.. Prof. J. C. Stewart, examiner, has announced. To bo eligible to take the test, the men must be single and must be not younger than 17 nor older than 19 on next July 1, and must be high school graduates or taking college work for credit, by July 1. It is nol necessary to enlist upon taking the eligibility test. But all who pass the tost satisfactorily will be allowed to choose the branch of service they desire to enter, cither in the Army or the Navy. the sinking of were awarded enemy the air cancelled the gains made ish frontal attacks. Brit- meritorious achievement loday. Those cited by Lieul. General Gi'"i-:>e C. Kenney. commander of Allide Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific, included: U. Anderson, route 2, Hatfield, Ark. Tucker Farm Cotton Brings $234,990 Pine Bluff, March 25 — (.¥> — Prices ranging from 19.85 cents per pound to 29.30 were paid yesterday when Pine Bluff cotton dealers purchased 2.266 bales of slate penit- warships. j cntiary cotton at the local exchange ' for $234,990.45. The minimum price went for a 47b bale lot while a 225 bale lot took the top price. The cotton, grown and harvested by convicts at Tucker and Cummins farms, was the last of the 1942 crop to be sold from there. medal for The. city of Tangier is a part of ; A pneumatic chip collector now Spanish Morocco, a 225 - square-i salvages all waste particles of mile zone opposite Gibraltar. I metal in many war plants.

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