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Served by the No. 1 News Organization — The Associated Press Hope ^VOLUME 44—NUMBER 144 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Arkansas: Cooler tonight. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1943 (AP)—Moans Associated Press (NBA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY FDR Vetoes Bankhead Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN ^ Time to Work in the Garden Around the Town Change one factor in this complicated civilization of ours and you have to change half a dozen other things before you are through^ For a generation Americans had * ®learned to lean heavily on canned and other processed foods. The coming of point-rationing seemed to mean merely a change in diet. But it means more than thai. _ - Victory Gardens sprang up all >|Ul,^.. | M- »..» A..1 over America. Which produced an- MflV irOn I JUT other problem. I IWJ II VII VUI Working a garden takes more time than opening tin cans. The result is a conflict between the normal working schedules of town- folk and the necessity of raising their own food. House Leaders Iron Out Jax Compromise Washington. April 2 — — While internal dissension on tax abatement bed veiled both D c m o- cralic and Republican factions, Capitol Kill lead rumors today thai Chairman Doughton (D-NC) of Ihe Ways and Means committee and Rep. Knutson (R - Minn.) might re- ndcz-ous at a quiet spot down in Dixie to search for a compromise on come pay - as you - go plan. J, Douglon. who quartcrbackcd the Democrats in defeating the Huinl skip a - tax - year plan, and Knutson. who led the Republican floor battle for it, both headed south for a brief rest —- Ihe chairman to his North Carolina home and 'J.vnutson to Florida. And it was noised about in capitol corridors thai they might meet somewhere to see if the middle ground could nol be found to compose the bitter inter - party Differences on Ihe issue of w h a t amount of income taxes should be abalcd, if any, to achieve a pay""=-;•• :u-go collection basis. Doughton yesterday, after a meeting of Ways and Means Demo- rfrats, refused to recall the tax- *framirii»* body* for irrmiedfale -reconsideration of current payment legislation, brushing aside a rec- omincndalion of current payment legislation, by Majority Lead McCormack (D - Mass.) that opened ?)i schism in the Democratic leaders. GOP Charges 9 FDR Already Nominated JK Washington, April 2 —(/I 1 )— A con- '"tcntion that President Rooscvcll already has been selected by New Deal leaders for a forth - learn nomination and that their campaign is now under way is Ihe Republican answer lo National Dem- *)acralic Chairman Frank Walker's suggestion for a short 1944 campaign. Harrison Spanglnr, G.O.P. national committee chairman, said "it is a mailer of regret that New Deal •.leaders have wailed lo make Ihe "proposal of late political conventions until after their candidate has already been selected" and congressional Republicans echoed his implication that Walker was seeking an advantage for his parly. '3 "The conference of the Dcmo- cralic national committee leaders at Ihe While House a few weeks ago indicates that the New Deal parly already had its real convention," Spangler declared. He rcfcr- 3)rcd to a March 4 meeting after which Walker said there had been some mention of a fourth term for President Roosevelt. Senator Taft (R-Ohio) said he agreed with Spangler that the ^campaign already had begun. "I think it started much loo early, but il started because Senator Guf- fcy (D-Pa.i and some olher openly proposed the fourth term," Taft declared. "As far as a short campaign is concerned, it is fairly ob- «vious that Mr. Walker merely suggests that because a short campaign is always to the advantage of the party in power." Senator Austin (R-VU. said he did nol think the war effort need »,be disturbed by a political cam- "'paign. "I see no reason for changing the long, well established and good practice of having our conventions in early summer, giving the people a chance to know the candi- »dale jnd his policies and lo delib- erale upon their choice," he said. Walker's suggestion found favor among Democrats, but Senator Lucas iD-Ill.i pointed out thai il might be hard to arrange a short Jj campaign in states such as Illinois where Ihc primaries are held in April. The Canadian National is the only railway in North America which .%operates a shipbuilding yard. I note an advcrliscmcnl in the El Dorado Daily News stating that two of the largcsl El Dorado stores will close half a day a week to permit their slaffs lo work Viclory Gardens. Over in West Point, Miss., the Times Leader carried the following news item March 26: "Members of the Merchants committee, Chamber of Commerce, and merchants, in a meeting this morning voted lo close all business houses each Wednesday afternoon, beginning the first Wednesday afternoon in April. This action was taken in order that all people who work may have an opportunity to do any kind of work toward the war effort such as Victory Gardens, Red Cross, etc. Incidentally, the committee decided it would afford office workers an opportunity lo 'catch up on government reports'." * -K * Dorscy McRae tells The Star that he has had several acres plowed up—and will let this ground out free of rent for Victory Gardens. •K * ~* Out at the Southwestern Proving Ground there is a soldier named Liberty Bond McLlain. He was born in World War One. Russians Retake 3 Points, Start Push in North —Europe Americans Blast 5 Jap Warships, Down 16 Planes Unwed Mother Admits Killing Three Children Denver. April 2 —r/i 1 )— An unwed mother has iidmillod, Detective Capt. James E. Childcrs said, that .she drowned her three newborn babies and hid their bodies in a hope chest because "they were children oC sin." Bcrnice Williams, 23, signed a statement admitting the slayings, Childcrs announced, after a clam recital ot how she bore the babies unattended, the first one in 1942. She was taken into custody without charge and held without bail, pending further questioning today. "I did it because I didn't want anyone else to have them and I was afraid I could never bring them up," the officer quoted the trimly dresscn brunette as saying. Three tiny bodies, two of them almost mummified, were found yesterday wrapped in cloth and cardboard, stuffed in a chest stored in an apartment house basement. A caretaker notified the coroner's office after detecting an odor near the chest. "I couldn't help it because they were born," Childers quoted the young woman as saying. "I'm just constituted that way. They were children of sin and it was best that they should die. Nobody but me knew about them until today — not even the fathers . 'My physique is large and my condition never showed." Childcrs said her signed statement contained these details: That she was unmarried, and that the babies were born in April of 1941. February of 1942, and February this year. That she laid off work, as a department store buyer of infants' wear, only three days at each birth, and performed the necessary surgery unaided, at night, in the bathroom. That she submerged each infant in a bathtub of water for 20 minutes, then wrapped it in a cloth and hid in under her bed until she was able to carry it downstairs to the wooden chest. The lirst two children were girls, with the same father, her statement related. The third was a boy by a different man. The violence of tides prevents Hud- hon Bay from ever coinpletly freezing over. Tells His Customers To Stay Home Pratt, Kas. (A'i —Lyman Burgess is advertising in the newspapers and asking people not to eat in his restaurant on Sunday. His is the only eating house open on Sunday and he can't get sufficient help to handle the crowds. By The Associated Press Soviol headquarters said today the Red armies of the Caucasus had captured three more villages on the approaches to German - held Novorossisk, Black Sea naval base, but elsewhere on the long Russian baUlelinc the mud and slush of spring bogged operations. Soviet troops were last reported within 20 miles of Novorossisk, while farther up the coast other Russian forces were squeezing the Germans back against the Kerch strait. Dispatches said the entire front, extending from Leningrad to the Black Sea. resembled "a great slushy lake." with transportation drivers working night and day to keep supply lines open. The German command again stressed fight'ng south of Lake Ladoga, in the Leningrad sector — which was not mentioned in the Soviet communique — and asserted that waves of strong Russian attacks collapsed. (The G e r in a n communique broadcast today by the Berlin radio and recorded by the Associated Press said the Russians had launched a series of strong attacks south of Lake La Doga but that German firepower and close-range fighting beat them down in front of the Nazi lines. (The Hussain war bulletin made no mention of this front, which is close to the Finnish border. (The Genmans declared the Russians had lost 1,207 planes during March). The advance in the Kuban valley of the Caucasus last night followed gains reported previously in the midnight communique. Although the direction of the'advance was not immediately defined, it was believed to be in an area north of Novorossisk with the Red Army expanding its gains out of recaptured Anastasevskaya, 33 miles north of the Black Sea port. Air duels continued in the area, the Russians asserting nine enemy planes were shot down and three damaged when Soviet airmen intercepted a Nazi air force raid. The Russians announced they were consolidated positions northeast, of Smolensk in the drive for that German base and that German counterattacks were repulsed. A company of German infantry was wiped out in one sector, at least 60 Germans were shot down as they attempted to storm through the wire about one recaptured position in another sector, and about 200 were Killed in engagements south of Bcly, it was said. The struggle for mastery of Don els river positions on a n area east of Kharkov was marked last night by the exchange of gun-fire, with heavy losses inflicted on enemy infantry attempting to altcak, the noon war bulletin said. Russian counterattacks threw back a German force in the Scvsk area, 170 miles northwest of Khar- kov, it was said. The Germans claimed almost a week ago that they had captured Sevsk). 13 Arkanscms Are Listed As Jap Prisoners Washington, April 2 —i/l'i—Thir- teen Arkansans were listed by the Army today as prisoners of war of the Japanese, held in an unstated camp. Their names were in a list of 338 United States soldiers. The Arkansans: Pvt. Vcrnon E. Bumpass, son of Mrs May Bumpass, 1913 E. Pullcn, Pine Bluff. Pvt. Frank W. Butler, nephew of Dock Butler, 718 West Markham, Little Rock. Pvt. Dail Catterlin. son of Mrs. Maggie Catterlin, Newport. Pvt. Gayle . M. Chandler, son of R H. Chandler, Sr., 4805 Lookout, Little Hock. Pvt Franklin A. Cullins. son of Mrs. Viola Cullins. Monette. Pvt. Luther A. Farrcster, son of Mrs Rebecca Farrester, Stuttgart. Pvl. Charles F. Graue, son of Charles F. Graue. Sr., Johnson. Pvl. Dirl D. Hood, son of Mrs. Vida Bessie Scarborough, Mountainburg. Pvt. CharRs B. Jordan, son of Mrs. Eddie Mae Jordan, route 1, Pine Bluff. Pvl. Rolph W. Walden, son of Harry Walden, Paragould. Pvt. Raymond R. Walker, son of Mrs Chloe Johnson, Jocaliontas. Pvt, Nolan L. Williams, son uf Stanford M. Williams, Warren. Pvt. Waldo T. Wnn, son of Mrs. Mumic duiker Wnn, Luke Village. Washington. April 2 (/I 1 )— American oombcrs buttered a Japanese force of five destroyers southwest of Kolombangara while almost at the same lime, fighter planes were engaging 30 lo 40 Japanese Zero fighters and shooting down 16 of the enemy planes, the Navy reported today. In incse Solomon island engagements, six United States planes were lost in the aerial combat, fought northwest of Guadalcanal island, but two of the pilols were rescued. T Results of the attack by bombers on the Japanese surface force were not observed, the Navy reported in communique No. 332 which lold also of Iwo more aU lacks oo n Ihe Japanese base at Kiska in the Aleutians. The lexl ot Ihc communique: "North Pacific: "1. On March 30th: "In addition to the two attacks reported in Navy Department communique No. 331, Kiska received two more attacks. During the afternoon Lightning fighters attacked the Japanese main camp area with unobserved results. "Later in the day, Mitchell (North American B25) medium bombers bombed and strafed. Jap-' anesc installations and personnel' from an allilude below 50 feet.' Heavy explosions and large fires' were observed. "South Pacific: (All dates casl longitude) '2. On April 1st: "(A) During the night of March 31st-April 1st, a Calalina patrol bomber attacked a Japanese surface force of five destroyers and one cargo vessel south west of Kolombangarp island. At the same time army Liberator bombers carried oul a low allilude attack on the same force. Results were not observed. "(B) During the morning, 30 lo 40 Zero fighters were engaged by a force of Wildcat Corsair and Lightning fighters northwest of Guadalcanal island. Sixteen Japa- nsc planes were shot down. Six United States planes were shot down but two United Slates pilots were rescued. "(Ci A force of Dauntless dive bombers, escorted by fighters, al- lackcd Japanese positions at Sua- vanau plantation (.southeast coast of Rckala Bay). Resulls were nol reported." Shooting down of the 10 Zeros in the aerial dog fight off Guadalcanal brought to 902 the number of Japanese planes announced here as lost in Ihe Solomons. No official explanation of the presence of the Japanese force off Kolombangara island 190 miles from Guadalcanal, was given. II was presumed because of the presence of a cargo vessel in the force that il was engaged in carrying supplies to one of Ihe Japanese bases in Ihe Solomons area, possibly that at much-battered Munda. Hitler Believed to Have . --—. . .• '.,..• . jSju, .. ...... Ordered Rommel to Fight to the Death in Tunisia By JAMES M. LONG London, April 2—(/P)—The smashing 100 • plane Flying Fortress raid on Sardinia was interpreted here today as defining Ihe possible route and probable fate ot any Axis attempt to duplicate Dunkcrquc in a retreat from Tunisia, but unofficial observers suggested it was more likely ihc Nazis would fight to Ihe death under orders from Adolf Hitler lo buy more time for defense in the continent. Despite the cost in men and material, and it's effect on the morale of Ihe German people, such a stand would fit the recent defense-mind- edncss displayed by Hitler and his general staff when faced with the gathering power of the Allied onslaught. A decree of doom for Col. Gen. Jurgen Von Arnim's hastily • gathered Army and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's v e t e r a n Africa Corps would be dictated by these necessities: 1. An attempt to delay the Allied mopping-up of North Africa to the lasl minute, taking the heaviest toll in the hope of gaining lime against the inevitable invasion of the continent. 2. The need to husband what is left of ihc Italian war fleet against invasion clay, rather than risk the extreme losses that powerful Allied air and sea concentrations might inflict on covering vessel as well as any evacuation fleet. Reports reaching here from Bern indicate Hitler alrcayd may have given Marshal Rommel orders to hold lo the lasl man, bul Rommel probably will not be sacrificed. These reports indicated Rommel would be named commander in chief of the whole Southern European coast — which Prime Minister Churchill called the soft underbelly of Europe — and would direct defenses from the the Italian shore to Spain. That would be a considerable departure from Hitler's previous policy. The German fuehrer has shown litlle use for defealed generals. Al Stalingrad he elevated Friedrich Von Paiilus to Ihe rank of field marshal and then left him to the fate of a Soviet prison camp. A Reuters report from Zurich, Switzerland, said an unconfirmed assertion had come out of Italy that Rommel would have the official tille of "observer and military adviser to the Italian high command" after he arrived in Italy "to reorganize Italy's defenses and Indirectly to assume command of the Italian anli - invasion army." The Germans have broadcast a denial of reports their Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz is to command the Italian fleet, but the London Daily Mail reports Premier Mussolini's cabinet will hold an "important meeting Sunday, p r e- sumubly to ratify the choice uf Ihc German U - boat ace as the supreme Axis sea boss. It was said, however, the Italians were unwilling to risk thcii remaining warships on any salvage mission. Reports from Madrid said if Germany tried to save any of the Axis already was preparing to put Italian crews aboard some 350 French merchantmen tied up in Mediterranean porls. Mopping Up in Tunisia Slows Allied Forces -Africa Probe Death of Expectant Mother, Uncle Sidney, Neb., April 2 (/I 3 )— Au- Ihorilies today sought to establish a motive for the fatal shooting of a 15 year old expectant mother and Ihe subsequent suicide of her uncle, whom they described as Ihe slayer. The slaying and suicide occurred yesterday in the rugged hill country northwest of here. A search for the slayer of Mrs. Chloe Connolly, the 'leen - aged wife of a paratrooper, started after her body was found in the farm home where she had been living with her uncle and grandmother. Several hours laxcr, a posse of 40 nnn, led by 65 year old Bert Gibson, combed the area near the farm homo and found the body of the young wife's uncle, Orrin Me- Laughlin, 50. under a rocky ledge, less than a mile from his home. County Attorney R. P. Kepler said McLaughlin had shot Mrs. Connolly and then fled to the Rocky Hill country. He had eluded the posse by drawing brush and thistles over the rock ledge. Kepler said the hunted man ended his life by fastening his toe by a handkerchief, to the triggers of a double barrelled shotgun. The hideaway, described by Gibson as resembling a "panther's hole," had been used in prohibition days by bootleggers for storage of whisky. Kepler said no moi.ve for the young wife's slaying had been established bul he said a thorough investigation was underway. He planned to question McLaughlin'* mother. Mrs. Ellanoru McLaughlin. gnmdmo'.her of the slain girl, before deciding whether lo call jurors for an inquest. He said there were no witnesses to either shooting. Mrs. Connolly's husband, Corp. Gene Connolly, is stationed with a paratroop unit at Ft. Bcnning. Ga. She expected her baby next month. By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters in North Africa, April 2 — (/P) —- The British First Arm> was reported today edging casl and north of recaptured Sedjenane while Americans in the central sector engaged in some fighting and Gen. Sir Ber- lard Montgomery maintained pressure upon Ihe new German - Italian lines 24 miles north of Gabcs. "The Tunisian front was generally quieter yesterday," a communi- que announced, indicating a lull in preparation for the next round of the bailie lo- drive Field Marshal Erwin Rommel inlo Ihe sea. "Our patrols were very active over the whole front." A report from the Eighth Army said "winkling out" was proceeding, which was assumed here to be general Montgomery's way of saying that his troops were mopping up Ihe remaining enemy pockets of Oudref, itself 12 miles north of Gabcs and consolidating for Ihc next thrust. United States Forces of Lieut. Gen. George S. Palton, Jr., were again in action, but no details were available here. (The Algiers radio reported, without official conformation, that Patlon's divisions had established a junction with the Eighth Army by a push eastward from the El Guetar sector). Slowed by mine fields, Ihe British and French forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. K. A. N. Anderson pressed from Sedjenane, 40 miles southwest ofBizerte, toward Mateur, 13'miles south of that naval base, and made good almost Ihe last of the losses in the fighting a month ago. (The Algiers radio said First .Army vanguards were in the vicinity of Mateur.) Even as the lull developed in land operations, Allied airmen pressed their deslrucllve blows de- spile bad weather and fresh de- lails became available of the raid by 100 light and medium bombers yesterday upon El Maou a i r field at Sfa.x, the biggest single operation by the western desert air force aincc the day of El Alamcin. The whole area of the strategic field was covered with a pattern of bomb bursts and almost everything on the ground must. have been destroyed or damaged, officers said. Bombers participating were South Afican Boston, RAF Balti- mores and American Mitchells and they were escorted by C u r t i s s Fighters flown by American, Soulh African and British pilots and Spitfires of the RAF. As in Wednesday's raid by almost 100 U. S. Flying Fortresses upon Southern Sardinia, all the raiders returned. Heavy anti - aircraft, tire was encountered over El Maou, but no enemy planes at- tempcd to interfere. North African air force bombers escorted by Spitfires bombed La Fauconnerie air field, 35 miles northwest of Stax, just as five Mcs- scrsc'imitts were taking off. Two were .slopped short and damaged by bursting explosives and two oilier aircraft were admagcd in subsequent dogfight. Boston bombers, furthering the program of demolition of Rommel's bases, blasted Ihe air field of El Djem, midway between Sfa.x and Sousse. The communique said these operations left fires burning. The RAF's four - motored Well- ingtons loosed incendiaries and two-Ion explosive bombs in a night raid on objectives at Bizcrle. Tunisian air forces assisted the Americans in ihc El Guetar sec- Americans in the El Guetar sec- ! Carl Bailey Named Lawyer for Trainmen Little Rock, April 2 — I/I') — Former Gov. Carl E. Bailey became state legislative representative of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainman today, succeeding B. McCarrolI. Little Rock, who resigned Ihe $6,000 - a - year job lo return to railroading. McCarroll's resignation and Bailey's appointment were announced lasl night by H. K. Thorne, Van Buren, chairman of the in- dependenl, brolherhood legislalive board. Baily, once a brakcman in southwest Texas, has maintained his union card through the years. In addilion lo legislalive work, Ihe B. R. T. rcpresenlalive represents the union before regulatory bodies. Bailey said he would retain his law practice and olher interests here. McCarrolI became the representative three years ago upon the death of W. D. Jackson. McCarrolI has 27 years seniority as a Missouri Pacific lines conductor. Missing Pigs Remain Puzzle to Stockyards Chicago, April 2 — (/PI—The mys- lery of Ihe missing pigs remained a mystery at the Chicago stockyards today while hog prices reached peaks unequaled previously since October, 1920. The top yes- lerday was S1G.OO. There was a record breaking 1942 spring pig crop and buyers at the market have awaited an expected flood of Porkers daily since the first of the year. While salable re- ccipls in March were moderate, they were wholly inadequate to meet demand and average drove costs were held at consistently high levels. Livestock experts were unable to advance definite reasons as to why the hogs were not being marketed in larger numbers. ' ''.'•* "The pigs were born alright," they said, "and the usual number grew 10 maturity. The farmers have held back some to fatten them up, but that can't go on forever. Maybe, the black markets are siphoning off a considerable supply. Anyway, they're not coming to market." Total receipts last month were 247,397 head compared with 240,710 a year earlier; 252,639 in 1941, and 259,162 in 1940. Of the swine shipped in, 65 per cent were barrows and gilts, indicating livestock traders said, that producers were holding back sows to increase production of pigs for next year. Prices have held at peak levels, Ihe experts said, because of the abnormal demand for Army and Navy and from lend-lease requirements, which are expecled to account for 45 percent of this year's total. The ordinary consumer demand also has increased greatly. "People -have spend and few Brands Hike in Farm Prices As Dangerous Step -Washington Washington, April 2— {&) — Branding it inflationary and dangerous. President Roosevelt vetoed today the Bankhead bill to increase farm prices by excluding benefit payments in figuring the farm parity price formulas. Returning the measure unsigned to the Senate, Mr. Roosevelt said in a message: • "I am compelled 'to his action by the deep conviction that this measure is inflationary in character. It* breaks down the barriers we have erected and which we must maintain in order to avoid all disasters of inflation. It is wholly inconsistent with our stabilization program and, therefore, dangerous alike to our constructive farm policy and to our whole war effort." Administralion opponents of the bill, which won easy victory in both House and Senate, have estimated il would add approximately $1,500,000,000 to the nation's annual food bill. It takes a two-thirds vote of bolh Ihe House and Senalc to override the president and make a vetoed bill law. The Bankhead measure originally passed the Senate by a vote of 78-2. The House showed a standing vote in its favor of 149 to 40. Few opposed it in debate in either chamber. Mr. Roosevelt contended the measure would go beyond the goal of parity income and give farmers "an unwarranted bonus at the expense of the consumer." He said the farmer is sutstantial- ly better off than in the last war but would not remain so "if we set loose an inflationary tornado." What he called the present rela- , tive favorable position of Ameri• he- sa id-;«taiBgSe' •hfrld^ general stabilization can' only if the more money to things to spend il on, therefore foods and particularly meats are in great demand," they said. Between 1935 and 1939, the per capita consumption of meat in the United States was 118 pounds. In 1941 it increased to 141 and last year was 14G pounds. Rationing- will lower Ihe rate, experts said, estimating that consumption this year would be 104 pounds, about 30 percent under last year's rale. The Department of Agriiullure's 1943 goal is 25,700.000,000 pounds of meal, about four billion more than in 1942. To meet this goal, livestock producers must raise 100, 000,000 hogs which will provide an estimated dressed weight of 13,800,000,000 pounds, 10,900,000,000 pounds of beef and 990,000, pounds of lamb. This would mean a 25 percent increase over last in hogs. 9 percent in cattle sec- I year tor by shooting up enemy tanks and | ;inc l ; ' slight decrease in sheep. trucks and downing several Axis I planes in operations to which the pilots refer as "dclousing sweeps." How About Some RAF Eggs? London f.l'i—German sfcldiors and civilians now are permitted lo bring food and all kinds of goods 3 Hope Students on Honor Roll at A. U. Fayetleville, April 2—A total ot 174 students of the University of Arkansas were placed on the honor roll for scholastic attainment for the first semester of the present school year, il was announced at program succeeds, and this will succeed "only if all groups except those on the very margin of subsistence are willing to recognize that for the duration they not only cannot expect to improve their living standards, but must indeed be willing to bear their fair share of the cosl of stabilizatoin." Mr. Roosevelt himself estimated the bill might swell the cost of living more than 5 per cent and add more than $1,000,000,000 to the consumers' food budget and several hundred million dollars lo the cost of feeding the armed forces and supplying our Allies. If by this bill the cost of basic foodstuffs is forced up, he said, and the National War Labor Board increases wages as a result, "no one can tell where increases will slart or what those increased wages will ultimately cost the farmers and all people of the nation.' 1 If food prcies and wages rise, the chief executive continued, the cost of armaments, ships and planes necessarily would mount and the government would have to borrow even greater sums to meet the cost of the war. Urging adherence lo Ihe stabilization program, Mr. Roosevelt adcd: "I appeal to the considered .judgment of the Congress to reject Ihe Bankhead bill which 1 am returning unsigned. It will not help the farmer with his immediate war difficullies. II will make it infinitely harder for the farmer to protect himself from war-time inflation i and post - war chaos. It will add to Ihe burdens ol Ihose most heavily burdened. It will make the winning of Ihe war more difficult and gravely imperil our chances oj winning the peace." It is impossible, Mr. Roosevelt declared, to control the cost of living unless all its vital elements arc stabilized. He said the time had come when everyone — farmers, workers, managers and investors — must realize that living standards ' into Germany from occupied coun- ' Ine annual honor day service held cannot oe improved in a period of total war. Deaf Mutes Join Production Battle tries duly-free and without a check of luggage, foreign sources here report. The privilege was extended lo civilians after being granted sol- slu- March 30 at the University. Included in 1he list of honor dents were three from Hope: ! William Orion, College of Arls ! and Sciences; Thomas Kinser. Col- diers some time ago. Food import- I ' e y° ol Education; William Horace eel in that manner is not charged I -Jewell, School of Law. against regular ration allotments, i This was seen at a hint that the! Nazis may doubt how long they will be able to loot countries sys- 1 lemalically as a state enterprise i and have opened the field to in-j dividuals to help ease Ihe internal i food shortages in the Reich. i A pair of niudis.l.I;v .slushed I ! breeches for Ihe 16th century gen- More Baseball Candidates Williamsburg. Va. (A'i —Nol F-JI .years the Fuggi">. Ifllh ivn- cury German bankers and indus- . . . „ „_.. trialists. made 54'-; 0 cj on their mon- I tleman might require 100 yards of ey. j material. the college athletes have left school for the armed forces and defense work. Coach R. N. (Rube> McCray said the 33 porspeels thai turned out for the William and Mary baseball learn was the largest number in recent yearn. Toledo. —i.4>i—. A "silent arm" of GO deaf mules have joined the battle of production here. They're helping Wlily - Overland turn out Jeeps, shells and other ically fit men for the armed services. These workers assemble Jeep parts, operate lathes, inspect bullet cores and perform a vaired number of other war jobs in a manner which has won high praise j from company production experts, all! "We lind," Joseph W. Frazier, president, explained, "that phs- ically handicapped men make splendid production soldiers." One hundred and .eighteen miles of tunnel are used to bring water to New York Citv.

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