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•rat HOPE STAR, HOPt, ARKANSAS Friday, 26, 1943 ° frican Cleanup Most Proceed Allied Drive injorma HI •••• ' "' Mi' t __ L "•••-'' -•• /-«««i»,-rtntt tr\ make ft COITl- ilysis of News by lackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph Cable. 8y, The lave to be concluded first, in order to release equipment and reopen Cie Mediterranean route to India. Ineeed, he would be a bold prophet who suggested that a full- dress Burmese invasion could be attempted before Herr Hitler himself had been smashed — or at least rendered pretty well impotent. It seemed clear to me that this was the case as long ago as January, when I was in India and China. However, the Chinese at that time still thought an offensive wa's in the making. They were anxious to cooperate all possible by attacking from the north, but the cold fact is thaT China won't be in position to wage extensive warfare anywhere until the Allies ^0^'h.d been '-able, deliver ^--very her lines until aid comes. Inquiries are arriving at my desk regarding significance of the attacks and counterattacks which have been going on near the Bur mese border between the Allies and the Japs. Well, both have been in recognition of the point we've been MacKENZIE looking forward eagerly to an Al- lled invasion early this year to oust ihfe Japs from Burma and reopen 'this.backdoor for vital supplies, are I'"proud to be bitterly disappointed j^as^the Monsoon season draws near 'J, an& 'precludes such a major oper- zMstion before next fall. w ' Approach of this deluge of rain *4>is signaled in dispatches indicating &*• that the British are sgining - off ig ,their, attempt to drive the Nippo$* nese from the Mayu penisula,, in ^'Ithe Akyab sector of the Burmese !jk'coast, and are readjusting their P ' 9 lines in preparation for the mud Can'd flood. The downpour will ar- •f .rive within the next few weeks and !•" will last until October. JL>{ ^ Actually I believe that much &• more than the Monsoon stands in s^' the way of a big-scale invasion of |«??Burma. This will involve a great &.« 'water-borne expedition from India, ft. across the Bay of Bengal, and P there's no indication that;the Unit- Is 5 ed Nations have the equipment to i| spare at this critical juncture. ay Certainly one would think that ^ the North African campaign would discussing — hte Chinese need o -RODEO- At the Pines, Sunday, March 28, 1943. There is plenty of parking space. Plenty of fun and excitement! Be there and pull for your favorite boy or girl rider. Admission 25c Edgar Galloway Market Report ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK | National Stockyards, III.. March 6 (fp)— (U. S... Dept. Agr.l — ogs, 6,500: active: weights over 70 Ibs 15-25 higher; lighter weights 530 higher: sows 10-15 higher; ulk good and choice 180-300 Ibs 5.60-70: top 15.75 sparingly: few eavicr weights down to 15-50: 16070 Ibs 13.90-15.25; 140160 Ibs 14.405,00: 100-130 Ibs 13.4014.25; sows mostly 15-15-30 stags 15.50 down. Cattle. 750: calves, 400; gcncral- y steady; four loads good and -•"hoice steers 16.00: not enough cows and heifers worth mentioning: medium and good sausage bulls 13.00-14.75: vealcrs 15 higher; good nnd choice 16.50; medium and good 14.00 and 15.25; nominal ange slaughter steers 12.0017.25; •md Oct. 19.5. Futures closed 60 to 80 cents a bale higher. 4 May—opened, 20.38; closed 20.37-38 Jly—opened, 20.22; closed 20.1B20 Oct—opened 20.03 closed 20.00-20.02 Dec—opened, 20.00; closed, 19.99 Mch—opened, 19.94: closed, 19.93n Middling spot 22.17n; up 14 James H. Jones Nominated for Rotary Head James II. Jones, superintendent lu .. 5 v *.„„* :0f city schools, was nominated for slaughter heifers 10-75-16.00: stock- president of Hope Rotary club, and _.. j r !„- ,.t nn ..r~ 1f\ sn.1^ 95 • Tori .Tnnns. nWIHM* of the WcslOm Orders Refund If Utility Rates Are High Liltle Rock, March 26—(A 1 )—Utility consumers in Arkansas may expect refunds annually In lieu of rale reductions for the duration of the war in the event the State Utilities Commission finds that any companies under its jurisdiction arc earning more than "a reasonable return" on their investments. The wartime policy of refunds in lieu ot reductions was outlined by a commission order issued yesterday. The order, described by commission attaches as an innovation in public utility rate regulation, said the agency would put into effect for the duration "some just plan Tulsa Society Woman Shot to Death er and feeder steers 10.50-15.25. Sheep, 900:'not enough offered early to quote. supplies and the certainty tha sooner or later the United Nations will strike through Burma to pro vide them . The British on their part have been trying to improve their posi tion in the Chiltagong sector, on th northwest coast of Burma, b knocking out the big Jap base a Akoyab. This case gives the Nippo nese a strong position for both of fense and defense, especially sine it affords air fields and will be horn in the side of any invasion. There also have been Anglo- \merican operations on the north- vest border of Burma with the dea of pushing the Jap warplane bases farther back from the haz- rdous American air - route over vhich some supplies are flown rom India to China. This represents one of the most difficult and daring transport tasks being per- 'ormed today. Not only does this air-line traverse a vast field of towering mountains, where a mishap would mean almost certain death, but Jap planes haunt the route and take pot shots at the transports. Even without Japs on the job, that trip over the awe-inspiring peaks is something one doesn't forget — at least I don't. • The Japs in their military operations also recognize that a grand Allied assault will be made in due course. They have been persistently trying to strenghten their positions and undoubtedly have done so, for time is running in their favor. The longer they are in ops- session of Burma, the stronger will they be dug in when the United Nations attack comes. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, March 26 — (if\— Stocks today hit the fastest clip since 1941 and numerous market leaders touched peak levels for nearly three years but late protit taking on the four - session upswing stemmed the drive. Thursday's brisk recovery was extended at the start and more than 1,000,000 shares crowded the ticker tape by mid - clay. Blocks of 1,000 to 15,000 shares, mainly in low-priced issues, came out at frequent intervals. Gains of 1 to 2 points were widespread and there were a few bulges of 5 or so. Many customers, however, could not resist the urge to cash in and top marks were cut in most cases near the close. A sprinkling of minus signs also was in evidence. Dealings slowed after noon but turnover for the full proceedings was around 2,200,000 shares. WARNING Shooting of air rifles and BB guns within the City Limits is prohibited by City Ordinance. If violators are seen in your neighborhood please call Police Station, telephone No. 35, and prompt attention will be given. City of Hope GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, March 26 —(/PI— Grain prices forged ahead today when the Senate passed and sent to the White House a bill to prohibit deductions of benefit payments in setting ceilings on agrciultural products. Wheat paced the upturn, wiping out early losses, and rye and oats followed the bread cereal higher. The market fluctuated erratical ly, dropping a cent in wheat and almost 2 cents in rye soon after the opening on commission house selling, and then recovering later when buying by brokers with commercial connections entered the wheat pit. Wheat closed on gains of 1-4— 5-8, May $1.45 .'Vfe —, July 5-8, May $1.45 .?% —, July $1.45 1-2, corn was unchanged at ceilings, May $1.01, oats advanced 1-4 and rye was 1-4 lower to 1-4 higher. Cash wheat: No. 2 hard 1.47 1-4; Corn: No. 2 yellow 1.02; No. 3 Ted Jones, owner of the Western Auto Associate Store, was named for vice-president at the club's luncheon today noon in Hotel Barlow. Other names submitted for club offices by the nominating committee, composed of Nick Jewell, C. C. Spragins and Lyman Armstrong, were as follows: Rev. Thomas Brewstcr. rcnom- inated for secretary: Edwin Stewart, for treasurer; and Robert M. Wilson and Charles O. Thomas for directors. The nominating report will be voted on by the whole club.at next week's luncheon. Today's luncheon program presented speeches by Stuart Spragins, son of C. C. Spragins, a member of the Navy's Soabces in Rhode Island: Ed McCorkle; and C. C. Spragins. The junior Mr. Spragins told the club something of the traditions of the Navy, and explained that the Construction Battalion undergoes training similar to that of the Marines, for the Seabees follow the Marines in foreign service, constructing permanent s h o re works as soon as a beachhead is established. Ed McCorkle, who had charge of the program, and the senior Spragins both discussed the effect of the war upon business. Mr. McCorkle quoted an Arkansas Labor Department report to show that employment in the printing and newspaper business in the state has dropped 1.5 per cent, and payrolls have declined 13.8 per cent, reflecting a great loss in the more skilled and competent and better- paid men. Discussing the necessity of reviving the apprenticeship system after the war, either by private industry or government effort, Mr. McCorkle said, "There is no true distinction between the professions and industry. I have worked at both. And I have found pleasure and a livelihood in working with my hands at the mechanical trade I learned in my youth." The senior Mr. Spragins discuss- for the automatic adjustment of utility from its operations in Arkansas in excess ot a reasonable return may be promptly refunded to its customers." P.A. Laslcy, eommisioncr attorney, said the order resulted from a special agreement in December whereby the Arkansas Power and Light Company refunded $625,000 to its customers on 1942 bills. It also developed from agreements made in 1935 under which two small water companies were allowed to make consumer rebates on a fixed scale, lie said. In effect the order would permit utilities to reduce Ihe amount of excess profits taxes to be paid to the federal government and, commission officials said, would afforc a means of building consumer good will. The commission said it woulc contact rcgulatroy commissions ii neighboring states "to the end that their cooperation may be sincere in the . . automatic adjustment of charges and refunds to customers with respect to those utilities operating in Arkansas and Ihe adjoining states." The commission explained "because of the unsettled situation with respect to taxes and operating expenses due to the emergency, it will be unwise for the department now to reduce utility rates and. . .the fairest way of protecting the public from excessive chargos is to provide for an automatic adjustment thereof, whereby the utility may refund any excess earnings to its customers after it and the department are able to determine with reasonable accuracy what the excess earnings may be for any particular period." Tulsa, Okla., March 20 —(/I 1 )— A 44-year-old divorcee was held with out charge today after Mrs. T. Karl Simmons, 55, widely known horsewoman, was shot to death during an altercation in a hotel room. The divorcee, Mrs. Ella B. Howard of Fort Worth, Tex., was questioned last night shortly after the shooting, and Assistant County Attorney M. S. Simms said she told him: "I had checked into the Mayo hotel Wednesday night. I was in Tulsa on business. Tonight I heard a rap on the door and when I asked who was there, a woman answered, 'telegram.' I opened the door and Mrs. Simmons was standing there with a gun in her hand. 'She said, 'I am going to kill you!" 1 made a grab for the gun md it went oft twice. Then we struggled over the gun and the icxt think I knew she fell to the loor and I could see she was shot Mrs. Simmons died almost instantly. There were three bullet lolcs, one through her heart, anolh er through her shoulder and one in her hand. Near where her body sprawled in a corner were two more bullet holes in the wall. Mrs. Simmon s' husband, wealthy independent oil operator, arrived a short lime after the shooting. He was distraught. Sheriff A. Garland Marrs said lie would ask him to make a statement later. Deputy Sheriff Burnis Brown said he found Mrs. Howard in another room on the same floor. A pistol was on her dresser. At the sheriffs office, Mrs. Howard, although showing strain, maintained her composure. She declined to make a statement until she had conferred with her attorney. Brown said she told him: "This is an awful thing to have happened. I had planned to leave Tulsa Wednesday night, but couldn't get a reservation until 11 p.m. Thursday. And then this had to happen." Mrs. Simmons was a major Cockrane Happiest Baseball Manager By CHARLES DUNKLEY Great Lakes, 111., March 20 (>P) — The most envied manager in baseball should be Lieut. Gordon "Mickey" Cochranc, one-time scrappy pilot of the Detroit Tigers. While other managers arc worrying about placing nine reasonably agile men on the playing field — and keeping them through the 1943 season, Cochranc, with smiles of satisfaction, today surveyed a squad of BO reporting tor positions on the Great Lakes naval training station (cam. They're young and in condition, too . . . not a holdout on the roster. ...All in the prime of life... Many of them former major league stars . . . And not one the least concerned over their draft number, or terms of their contract. How do you like that set-up, Mssrs. Deacon Will McKcchnic, immy Dykes, Marsc Joe Mc- Jarthy, ct al? Lieutenant Cochranc has less him a month to rebuild his team Before the opening game. Loss of ex-Dgi Leaguers John Rigncy, Don Padgett, Bnny McCoy. Johnny Lucadello, Frankie Pytlak, along with others on the 1942 roster forces Cochrane to make a complete overhaul. These veterans of last season have left Great Lakes, except Rigncy and Lucadello who arc awaiting transfer to another base and did not report for baseball. TO EASE MISERY OF CHILD'S COLD RUB ON WICKS >VVAPORUB SERVICE 1150 Sorrol Saddle Stallion. $10.00 4 Star Dull $2.50 Boar ': * 1 -°° Fee at gate before service, but service guaranteed. At the Pines Dairy W. M. Ramsey Plumbing Repairs Harry W. Shiver PLUMBING Phono - - - 259 CONCRETE IMPROVEMENTS GIVE FOOD PRODUCTION A BIG BOOST 1.00 • 1.10 12; No. 4, 96 1-21.01; | e d the inflation which occurred in No. 5, 95—98; sample grade yellow 80-90 12; No. 4white 1.20 1-2. Oats: No. 2 mixed 66; No. 1 white 66 3-4; No. 4, 65; sample grade white 65 1-2; No. 2 special red heavy 66 1-4. Barley, malting 90-1.07; hard 85 95 nom; feed 90-90 nom. Soybeans: Sample grade yellow 1.48. \ifa gasotift* mThaing afftcto W<r *• — • ""• >-'•' NEW YORK COTTON New York, March 26 —(/P)—Cotton futures rallied in the final hour j on price fixing and trade buying, registering gains of about 50 cents | a bale. Late values were 10 to 45 cents bale higher, May 20.33, Jly 20.15 ' World War One and said it was obvious that government was doing a better job this time of controlling the war-time rise in prices, which at the same time should mean a much less disastrous postwar period than that which followed the other war. Guests at today's meeting were, besides Stuart Spragins: Eugene Swcaringen of Nashville, and Hcnd- riv Spraggins of Hope. Roy Anderson announced for Ed Hankins of the Kiwanis club that the Rotarians have been invited to join the Kiwanians in support of a benefit show for crippled children, to be held at Hope city hall April 9. Contributors to County Red Cross Drive Total previously reported $7,701.41 Mrs. O. J. Cantlcy 1.00 Robert Simpson 1.00 Mrs. Paul Hoiser 3.00 Mrs. Tom McLarty 3.00 Mrs. C. W. Bridges 2.00 Mrs. S. D. Eason 2.00 Mrs. Claude Waddle 2.00 Mr. & Mrs. John Shidlcr 2.00 Mrs. Sam While 3.50 Mr. & Mrs. Lex Helms 3.00 Mrs. C. P. Tollison 2.00 Franks Grocery 2.00 Mrs. A. C. Rcyncrson 2.00 Mrs. Parke Laughlin 1.00 Mr. & Mrs. Wyatl Davis 1.00 Mrs. Graydon Anthony 1.00 saddle horse exhibitor, and her entries have won many blue ribbons in the nation's top shows. A daughter, Mrs. W. G. Lackey, lives not far from Mrs. Howard in Fort Worth. Mrs. Howard told Sheriff Marrs she :<ncw Mrs. S i m m o n s only slightly. Mrs. Howard is the divorced wife of Louis Howard ,Sr., a construction company operator of Lubbock, Tex. She has two children, Louis Howard, Jr., about 18, and Jane- Howard 13. Flashes of Life War-time driving conditions, Jor which your car may not have been originally designed and adjusted, necessitate unusual care. Here are tips /rom Pontiac engineers to help you guard against trouble and excessive wear. Engine knock or "ping", frequently caused by lower octane, war-time gasoline, can be corrected through motor tune-up, timing adjustment or— in serious cases—removal oj cylinder head to clean out carbon. By The Associated Press Liqu'datt Him Pueblo, Colo. — Zelma Fox, 4, has her own ideas on eliminating troublesome neighbors. Seven times she called police to | report a yuong neighbor who had struck her with a rock. On the | final call, Sgt. Roy Harper requested what action she expected. "At least 'lectrocute him." because she resented seat driving. Said a spokesman: "She was right." their back Greyhound Pre-war normal driving required a change of crankcase oil every 2,000 to 3,QOO miles. Today, shorter drives on a cold engine may cause barmjul con- dentation and thui require more frequent oil change. Batteries discharge in idle cars. Pontiac engineers advise, especially Jor A Card drivers, limited use of electrical accessories, battery check-up every two weeks, periodic check of generator, starter, voltage regulator. No L'p, Please! Vallejo, Calif. — The customer wasn't right, in this case. The Mare Island Greyhound Transportation office confirmed a story that a woman bus driver, within a few blocks of her destination, h-iuled a load of male shipyard workers back to Mare Island Shoot! San Francisco, Calif. — First Class Yeoman Harry Lcarfeld, official Coast Guard photographer, was all set to make some fine pictures of Madam Chiang Kai-Shek. Everytimc an American flag in the parade passed the reviewing stand Madame Chiang stood in salute, giving photographers great shots. All except Learfeld. He had to stand at attention while the flag passed. ft/if/ac Service *IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION Essential transportation is vital to the war effort. That's why we, as PonutC dealers are devoting our entire energy and all of our skill, facilities and equiD- ment 10 the all-American iob of keeping your Pontiac and all makes of cars tolling safely and efficiendy for the duration. Pontiac dealers and their service facilities are in the service of a nation at war. Amid difficult conditions, ^^, man-power problems and material shortages, it is good news indeed to know that your Pontiac dealer is "on the job." Our staff of competent, factory-trained mechanics, our efficient tools and equip- and our stock of functions! replacement parts are here to help you keep your car running for the duration. Whatever make of car you drive ; . . whatever your service problems may be, we invite you to make use of our complete facilities and our skilled workmen. i'AiMKNTS O.N SEKVICE BILLS OF IZS.OO OK MOKE HEMPSTEAD MOTOR CO. I. Third Hope, Arkqnsqs LET US TELL J EM ABOUT IT Use The Classified . . . It's Direct Got 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 vs Troubles Grow Manhattan, Kas. — Southwest Kansas' pests are getting bigger. Not so many years ago farmers were plagued by jack-rabbits. Now it is coyotes that are menacing livestock jnd crops. .. One mail carrier out of Johnson is enjoying the elimination campaign. He curries a 30-30 rifle and plugs the critters. Mrs. Mark Smith Mrs. Marion Buchanan Mrs. Anne Campbell Mrs. Jim Jones Mrs. John Fitzsimmons Jirnmie Anne Cole Mrs. Roy Crane Mrs. Lyman Armstrong Mrs. F. C. Malone Mrs. A. B. Spraggins Mrs. Harry Segnar Mrs. Henry Hicks Mrs. R. T. Jackson Mrs. A. R. Whitlow Mr. & Mrs. Aubrey Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wisinger Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Smith Mr. & Mrs. James Tale Mrs. H. O. Kylcr Mrs. A. G. Rives Mrs. F,cl Atkinson Mrs. J. W. Ridgdill Mrs. Charles Walker Emma Lee Williams Mrs. J. M. Field Mrs. Curtess Chamblcss Mrs. W. C. Miller Jr.. Mrs. Eva Owens Mrs. C. C. Spragins Mrs. J. L. Rogers Clarence Baker Mrs. W. M. Wishert Mrs. W. C. Miller W. C. Miller Mr. & Mrs. P. H. Webb Mr. and Mrs. Joe Coleman Mrs. E. P. O'Neil Rev. D. O. Silvey Geraldine Lee 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 1.00 . 2.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 2.00 1.00 .. 1.00 .. 1.0(1 .. 1.00 .. 1.00 .. 1.00 . 1.00 ... 1.00 ... 1.00 1.00 ... 1.00 ... 1.00 ... 2.00 . 2.50 .. 2.50 .... 2.50 .. 3.00 ... 2.00 .... 2.00 .... 1.50 Washington Hears Red Cross Quota The Washington community has raised $204.90 of the quota of $251 assigned it, Mrs. W. I. Stroud an nounccd today. "If you have not already mad your donation please call b Stroud's store and leave your gift before March 30," she said. filly, 112, J. Dalillo. Uncle Billies, C. E. Nelson, 117, C. Luther. Spartiate is the lone filly in the race. Between 5,000 and 6,000 are expected, racing officials said. The track is expected to be muddy. I NEXPENSIVE concrete improvements can work wonders in helping farmers step up war food production. What are your needs? Maybe one of the improvements shown here. Or a new manure pit, dairy barn or poultry house floor. Firesafe, long-lasting concrete improvements are easy to build— just a few bags of cement, some sand and gravel or stone. Concrete farm Jobs require 0 minimum of critical war materials If you need help, get in touch with your concrete contractor, ready- mixed concrete producer or building material dealer. We will send free plan sketches if you will check the coupon, paste it on a postcard and mail today. BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS *' AND BONOS WATER TROUGHS COOLING TANKS FEEDING FLOORS WELL PLATFORMS PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATIO 907 Syndicate Trust Bldg., St, Louis, Mo. Name- Street or R.F.D. No.. City .Stale- Q Tanks, Troughs B Feeding Floori Dairy Barn Floor* Foundations Milk Houses Poultry Housei D Manure Pit» D Permanent Repalri Q Grain Storages D Milk Cooling T«nV« Hog Houses D Erosion Check Dams r (I THE OLD JUDGE SAYS Runs In Family Kansas City — Patriot Henry, 1<J43 model, still likes his liberty. The original Mr. Henry's most famous words were "give me liberty or give me death." The modern Mr. Henry, a resident here, did his bit toward liberty by donating 2,304 pennies to the Red Cross campaign. Total to date $7,873.91 Quandary North Loup, . Neb.—Alrocry j in this town is in a pretty fix. j A fire at his store destroyed all | the labels on his canned goods. His customers won't buy any because they want to know what they're getting. And the grocer can't dispose of the canned food without taking ration stamps in return. He's appealnig to the OPA in Washington for a ruling. Nine in Spa Derby Hot Springs, March 26 8 28 nine horses were entered today for the $10,000 added Arkansas Derby which will climax the l'J43 racing season at Oaklawn Park Saturday afternoon. The event will be a rnile and a furlong. Entries, owners, weights and probable jockeys: » Beau of Mine, owned by Mrs. Janet Kelly. 117, H. Lemmons. Her guardian, of Silver Star Stock Farm, 117, E. B. White. Dove Pie. owned by J. W. Rodgers, 117, J. Longden. Ocean Wave, Calumet Farms, 117, R. Reeves. Seven Hearts, Brown Hotel Stables, 120, J. Adams. Spai-tiatc, Siravo and Pelrucd's C "I can't think of anything else you'll need for your Victory garden, Judge... you've got pretty nearly everything." "I think so, too, John. Ever get your asparagus patch going?" . . "I gave that up last year, Judge. Tried it six years in a row with no luck. Just haven't got the right soil, I guess?" "Well, I think you're wise, John ... no use keeping on trying things you know won't work. Just like prohibition. State-wide prohibition has been tried in this country seventy-two times in the last ninety years. It has been adopted forty-seven times in the past thirty-three years and discarded everywhere except in three states. Same thing was tried in eight provinces in Canada and in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia but it was an admitted failure and universally abandoned. "The reason is prohibition does not prohibit. All you get is bootleg liquor instead of legal liquor, plus no end of crime and corruption." Coujf tenet of Alcoholic titter age Jmiuztrid, /

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