Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 10, 1943 · Page 1
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LUME 44—NUMBER 151 Served by the No. 1 News Organization — The Associated Press Hope ^^BBB^^^ ^^f^^^ ^JMBW^IHI MOThv • The Weather Arkansas: Lillle temperature change tliis afternoon and tonight. Slar ol Hope, 1899; Prc«, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1943 (AP)_Mcans Associated Press (NEAJ—Moans Newspaper tintcrprisc Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY fax Occupied by Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- 1 ' I 8,000 Workers Short Shakcup on the Home Front '* There aro 8,000 jobs going begging in Arkansas because rncn and women aren't available to fill them, says a press release by the U. S. Employment Service yesterday. One of the reasons these jobs Duisburg Plants Blasted by Huge RAF Bombers London, April 10 — f/l'i—Duisburg and other industrial points in Germany's Ruhr valley were Ihe targets for Ryoal Air Force explosive and incendiary bombs as the RAF Continued its day-and-night ham- 'Jiicring in another raid last ngiht, an air minisly communique announced today. Eight bombers failed lo return from the raid, the third night sortie this month against Germany, Ihe *£ ii ministry said. Enemy shipping off the Norwegian coast also was attacked e-arlor in the night by coastal command aircraft, winch torpedoed one tanker. Two; coastal command -'iliincs are missing, it was an- '"lotinccd. It was the JiHlh raid of the war on Duiburg, large inland port which last was blitzed on the night of March 2(i. About 12 miles west of Essen, it has many important v{.'ar factories, and is one of the bigget railway junction in the Ruhr. The RAF' new round-the-clock bombing of the continent was resumed Thursday night with a heavy night were not an- ^jcclivo that noiincecl. Four Focke-Wulf 190' were hot down and several others severely damaged by Spitfire and Typhoon on offenivc patrol in the Cap Gri (j«Jez area of the French coast shortly before dusk yesterday, Ihe air ministry new service said. All of the Allied fighters returned safely. One of the RAF pilol:; was a Nor- •vegiaii who gol his first kill of the ^war — it. came on (he third anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Norway. Af'or damaging and dispersing the German group — "like calded cat" one pilot said •— one quad- 4'on of Typhoon turned their gur on three enemy minesweepers ofl lo Havr, scoring many hits. (The German communique today, .i broadcat from Berlin and rcordod by the Associated Press, i^ cknowlcdgod loss to civilians and damage- to buildings from the lat- rsl British night attack on western Germany, and said at least eight of the raiders were destroyed. (The Brilir.li attack on German ,-hipping along the Norwegian coast Ail so was reported by the Nazi com- munique, which said it was entirely unsuccessful and cost Ihe Allies two torpedo-carrying planes.) (J MOP Official Dies at Hot Springs Hot Springs, April 10 (/I 1 )— II.lt. Safford, (17, llousotn, Tex., senior executive assistant to the president £ f Ihe Misouri Pacific railroad, died of a brain hemorrhage at 2 a. m. today at his hotel room here. The veteran railroad official arrived here yesterday in his private car, accompanied by his wife and ,i')is personal physician, Dr. Ray 'Daley, Houston. A native of Madison Ind., Safford was educated at Purdue University, and has spent his life with railroads. He had been with the Missouri Pacific for the past 15 ^'ear.s and prior to that had been employed in executvic capacities by the Burlington, the Grand Trunk of Canada, the Illinois Central and the Pennsylvania. the reasons these aren't being filled is that workers like to stay in a field they arv familiar with. If they change at all it would probably be to enter a munitions plant. And yet some of these unfilled jobs are recognised as being just as essential as any munitions plant. Which leads the Employment Service to make this explanation: "It is becoming increasingly important for workers in occupations not contributing to the War Effort to change over to needed jobs in essential war activities. It is particularly emphasi/.ed, however, that industries and occupations essential to the war demands are not confined to munitions producers. Agriculture, lumber, non-ferrous metal mining, various sources of supply for necessities and for 'feeding' industries producing items as a part of the total war production, public utilities, and establishments necessary to the health and welfare of the Nation arc also considered of vital essentiality to the war effort. "Particular attention is also call,>d to the important part that wo- ncn, overagcd individuals, and the ess physically strong can play in .he community by making available their services in taking over jobs they can fill and thereby relieving others who arc better physically qualified for the armed services and for heavier war production jobs". Importance of 3-A registrants who are in non-deferable occupations switching to occupations essential to the war effort was again emphasized by General E. L. Compere, Selective Service Director for Arkansas. 'April 1 was the deadline for making change-overs in line with recent Selective Service regulations" said General Compere "however those individuals in the 3-A classification registering for war work jobs with the United Stales Employment Service and having identification cards, to that effect have a 30-day grace period in which to complete their transfers". Retailers Must Take Stock of Rationed Shoes All .shoo retailers must lake inventory of rationed shoes they have in slock at the close of business April 10 and must file this invenl- bcfore April IS in order to be able to continue to buy and sell new hoes after April 17, it was announced today by Chairman T. S. Mc- Duvilt, of the Hcmpstcad County War Price and Rationing Board. Every store having access lo ration banking facilities must open a ration bank account on or after April 12, if it has a cash checking account in any bank and must file its stock inventory with Ihe bank where it has a ration account. A total of 1I>1 of Arkansas' 210 banks arc accepting ration bank accounts. If the merchant cannot open a shoe ration account he must file his inventory direct with the stale OPA office at Litlle Rock, Chairman McDavitt declared. II also was explained that a person owning one store having a cash checking account in any bank may open shoe ration accounts for other stores owned by him even though he does not maintain a separate checking account for each store. A person owning two or more stores located in the same city or community may open a joint ration bank account for them if separate inventories arc filed for each store. Enemy Bases in Pacific Hard Hit by Americans By The Associated Press Allied warplancs poured (>3,000 rounds of cnnnon nnd machine-gun fire into Japanese positions in northern New Guinea and blasted nine enemy liases in the islands above Australia, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters announced today. The heaviest assault fell upon the Madang area, long the Japanese supply route to their base at Salamau and Lac, and dispatches said '.he raiders left bin fires rag- in K and that a single fighter group made 27 .strafing passes over the region. Other targets included Finsch- hafcn, Mubo. Kavieng, Timika, Dobo and Saumlaki — all points of increasing Japanese activity as the enemy tightened his grip on the South Seas area. On the Burma front, British headquarters announced them was "nothing to report" in fighting north of the Mayu peninsula, where the Japanese have been driving Iowa I'd the Burma-India frontier. By contrast, Imperial Tokyo ' headquarters asserted Japanese troops had encircled British-Indian forces at the frontier and that the group was being "annihilated." In the skies, the British command said, RAF bombers pounded Japanese shipping and highway traffic in a series of raids over southern Burma and attacked Japanese-occupied villages on the Mayu peninsula along the Bay of Bengal. Meanwhile, American P-40's shot up Japanese-held Fort Bayard in Kwangchowan territory, on the South China coast, streaming 10,000 rounds of heavy caliber machine-gun bullets into the Japanese commander's headquarters, warehouses, airdrome, radio station and ground troops. In the Solomons, the navy acknowledged the loss t>f a destroy er and three other vessels in a midweek Japanes air raid on shipping off Guadalcanal— and thus countered Tokyo's claim that 15 Allied warships and transports were sunk or damaged. The navy said 84 ol !)!) Japanese planes in the attack were shot, clown. A brighter outlook for the Allicc: war effort in the Pacific next ycai was envisioned by Secretary o£ the Navy Frank Knox, who said the United Stales is now producing fighting ships on a heroic scale and is at the beginning of ultimate victory. Knox said the fleet's tonnage would increase GO percent this year and declared: "We will make further addition, in 19-14 to insure the obliteration of Japanese sea power." Today's War Map Nazi Efforts to Smash South of Balakleya Fail -Europe (NCA Tclcmop) Today's war map pictures the American-British advance in southern Tunisia after their junction. This map also shows the British First Army driving toward Mateur, Tebourba in the north. Lower Poultry Prices Hinted by OPA Office House Group Seeks Vacation During Easter By EDDY GILMOR Moscow, April 10 WP)— Massing new forces, the Germans have tried again to smash the Red Army south of Balakleya but have lost more than 1,200 dead and a number I of tanks in the battle for bridge- i heads along the Donets river. I In their newest thrust, the Nazis sought to drive through the Russian line to reach an unidentified settlement but, they were forced back to their original positions. (The German high command communique, broadcast from Berlin and recorded by the Associated Press, devoted but one sentence to the Russain campaign, saying "no operation of importance took place on the eastern front yesterday.") The arm newspaper Red Star said that battles are fierce in this area 27 miles northwest of Izum but there is no indication that the assaults are on the gigantic cale hich the Russian turned back on 10 Northern Donet line. Front dispatches said the Gcr- nns were using fresh force south f Balakleya. The biggct single at- iick was with 20 tanks and an in- anlry regiment thrown against a larrow sector. A hail of artillery, nachine-gun and rifle fire met hem, and successive enemy charges were smashed! Seven German tank rumbled out of a ravine toward the Red Army inc to open the attack but cloe range fire by Soviet artillery and anti-tank guns destroyed several ind the others turned and ran. Subsequent asault were mashed by Russian battcrie, Red Star said. The noon communique did not ritish Rout Axis From Base; Prisoner Toll 2O.OOO —® Two Mistakes Prove Costly to Rommel Sunrise Easter Service at School Stadium The annual community Sunrise Kaster Service will be held Sunday morning, April 25th, at 7:00 o'clock at the Hope High School. Unless the weather is unfavorable, the service will be held in the athletic stadium: in the event of inclement weather it will be held ill the High School' aiiditorim. As in previous years the service will consist of congregational singing, scripture reading, prayer, a special musical number, and an Easter message. The preacher this year will be the Rev. Paul Gaston. paster of the Gospel Tabernacle. ID view of the 1'acl that Easter comes laic:- in Iho year Ihis year than usual, a large attendance is expected. LoGuardio Offers Services to Army In addition to his widow, the | Shoes may be transferred between ormer Miss Nell Whiltemore of j stores i'or which a joint ration ac- i count is opened without surrender ] of ration currency. ' Chairman McDavitt also explain| ctl ihat any store which docs not '':iave access to a ration bank account will be issued a registration number and a certificate for the amount of shoes he may purchase after he lias filed his inventory with the state OPA office. Such stores when buying shoes must send its wholesaler or jobber the store registrutio,, number together with ration currency for the number of shoes ordered. Such stores also may send shoe ration coupons lo the state office and receive in in any denominations required. All certilicates are valid for deposit in ration bank accounts before May 1 regardless of the day they were issued. Rock, he is survived by a son, Capt. 11. R. Safford, Jr., chief intelligence olficer at the ' Red River Ordnance plant, Texurkana, Tex.: and a sister. MUs Annie Laurie Safford, Pittsburgh, Pa. fe Mrs. Safford announced the body would be returned to Houston where funeral services probably would be held Monday. A camel can do the work of four ') ,rmy mules. and four of the animals Have the pulling strength of a truck. They are far less liable lo injury than a horse, a mule or even a motor truck, and can lake loads to a lot of places no motor could t"°- „,„, The mountain laurel is the slate flower of Connecticut. Washington, April 10— (/Pi— Secretary of War Stimson said today Mayor La Guardia of New York had offered his services to the armed forces but "il would be very 1 difficult 1o find any place in the army" where he could be as helpful as in his present job. ••After talking it over we decidt-d to leave il open and the mayor assured :ne lie would always be available if needed," Stimson told a press conference. The secretary said he feels La- Guardla is "in his present office rendering directly to New York and indirectly to the nation," services of great value. There had been some talk of making LaGuardia, who was a major and flier in 1he last war, a brigadier general, perhaps with an Washington, April 10 — f/l'l — High government circles hinted today thai poultry, egg and fresh vegetable prices may be among the first lo bo cut by the Office of Price Administration in carrying President Roosevelt's order to hold or cut the cost of living. These commodities, usually well- iformed officials said, were likely to "rolled back" at all price points from the farm lo the retail grocery store. However, no official confirmation of such action was oblain- abl efrom OPA From Hie standpoint of the nation's basic markets, what loomed as a more important development was vouched for in high but un- riuotablc quarters - plan to force down the price of live hogs from current levels near $1C> per dredwcight to about $14.50. This plan, which would not affect retail meal prcics but would be intended to safguard retail pork cuts from potential future increases, was said to bear the joint endorsement of Food Administrator Chester C. D avis and OPA Administrator Prentiss M. Brown. They were expected lo issue a joint .sla.lem.cnt today, either announcing such action or warning it will be taken unless hog prices come down of tncir own accord. Also slated were companion moves lo boost government "Support prices" for hogs - now $13.25 per hundred weight so as to reassure producers against further price cuts: to increase prices for corn to stimulate sales of feed for live-lock; and to seek a 15 per ccnl increase in Iho fall crop of pigs. The hog price action was scheduled for announcement late yesterday, but last minute details postponed it. Developments on other phases of the president's "hold Ihe line against inflation" order were slower. The War Manpower Commission hinted lack of funds - thrice- denied by Congress - to do mui-h about new powers lo keep workers from switching jobs in search of higher pay. John L Lewis maintained iiis demand of a $2 per day boost in miner wages on the theory thai mine wages filled Ihe "sulj standard" exception make by Mr. Roosevelt to his ban on wage raises. No legislative hurry noted to being forth specific or savings programs. Washington, April 10 —(/Pj—With compromise plans sprouting fastci than viclory gardens, the House o Representatives pinned it hopes for an Easter vacation today 01 bchind-lhe scenes efforts of parly leaders lo break a Ways and Means Committee deadlock on pay-as-you go lax legislation. For Republican Leader Marlii laid before the legislators an ulti inatum amounting lo this: -"No lax bill, no holiday" — and Democra tic chieftains privately conceded the boss of the House minority forces could make it. slick. On (he surface, there were fe\ indiclaions of a crack in the deed lock which has persisted since the House rcjccled Ihe Republican- backed, Ruml skip-a-year lax plan him- and tossed back at the committee a no-abatement proposal drafted by the Democrati cmajorily. But Speaker Rayburn (D-Tcx) yesterday called in four Democratic members of the committee for a two-hour conference, amid rumors lie was insisting on top priority for tax legislation despite a crowded calendar. Rayburn declined to dviluge of the 'discussion, and Committee Chairman Doughton (D-NCl offered no indication that he was budging from his position that the tax bill must bg sidetracked for oilier business. However, one of the conferees, asked whether a bill 'would be brought out soon, replied: "I wouldn't be surprised. Perhaps you will hear something about that tomorrow." House Majoiity Leader McCormack iD-Massi has called for a compromise. So have several other Democrats, among them Rep. Heberl (D-Lai, a former supporter of the Ruml plan, who philosophized on the r loor that "if we can't have Ihe whole loaf. I think il is best lo take half of it." But the question of whether the closely-knit Republican minoriyt is ready lo compromise remained uncertain. Martin said that, no mailer what bill the committee offered, the Republicans would insist on an open rule, a parliamentary procedure permitting amendments to be offered from the floor under which the Republicans could, if was they chose, make a second try for tax the Ruml plan. mention fighting in the sector south of Izqum but .the Red Army presumably still holds its original bridgeheads all along the river. There still were no large calc fights on the western front but in the sector south of Bely the Russian advancing toward Smo- lenk captured a height of vital importance as more activity was noted. Rain hampered action in the Kuban dclla where the Red Army slill held the initiative in numerous small and sharp battles in the mudflats and the swamps. Rain which probably have drenched large sectors along other fronts have kept them quiet. From the Red flgct came a report Ihal Stormovik bombers sank a large German transport ship crowded with troops at an unidentified place on the Black sea coast. Southwood Due to Complete Oil Well Soon Hempstead School Fund Is $7,878 Effort to Control the Flow of Meat assignment especially alk-c-ling | Columbia $7402; Hempstead $7. Italy, since he is of Italian anccs- 878; Jefferson $15,790; Ouach- try lita $8,141; Washington $8,978. Washington, April 8 i/Pi— In Little Rock. April 9 --i.-l'i— Tin.- what officials said was a move to education department estimated I" provide a mure even flow of meats day that allocations to local dis- to civilians. Ihe food administra- tricls from the common school lion has suspended an order refund would louil $0,0(59.028 for the quiring livelock slaughterer to fiscal year ending June 30. set \side certain prcentage of April allocations of $483,800 were their production for military and made yesterday and department lend-le'.isc- use.s. attached said similar allocations I This action, however, will not would be made in May and June. ! provide any greater quantity ol Last year's common school fund I meal for civilians, than was con- distribution was $5,000.000. tempUitcd when rationing was start April distribution by counties in- ed, officials explained, eluded: Slaughterers must continue to op- Stamps, Ark., April 10.— Special to the Hope Star— The next test scheduled for completion in the Midway field is Southwood Oil Company's Hodnetl No. 9 SE NE section 18-15-23 Porosity was topped Thursday at G449 feel. Coring operations were in progress today. Southwood has been very successful with its operations in the Midway area llius far, a lotal of eight wells have been drilled by that company without a single failure. Barnsdall Oil Company's Millard F. Creek NE SW of section 10-1524 scheduled for completion this week was a dry hole and is being abandoned. Some saturation was encountered but officials decided it was a poor commercial risk. Water was being injected in Ihe hole in order lo keep the bottom hole pressure up in the field. Other activities in the Midway area include, j Gene Goff drilling below 440 feet 1 at the Darnell No. 2 NE NE of section 9-15-24, Barnsdall Oil Company expects to begin soon at its Luzenia Creek SE NW of section 9-15-24. Barnsdall still lias hopes of a producer in ils Grace No. 1 in Miller county. Swabbing operations were in progress at the close of the week with a total depth reported as (i(j95 feel. The McKamie field continues inactive but it is believed Ihat as soon as the Dosluphuriza- lion plant which is now being constructed in that area, is completed. the field will become one of Ihe most active in the state duo to the enormous amount of saturation encountered in all tests thus far drilled. The Desulphurization plant will sweeten the poisonous gas now produced from the wells and make il fil for domeslic and commercial use. By DON WHITEHEAD With the British Eighth Army North of Gabes, April 8 (Delayed! — (R') — It is now apparent that Field Marshal Rommel has made a mistake —or rather two mistakes — which may go a long way toward shortening the war in Tunisia. In the first place he pulled the bulk of hi.s tank strength back from positions facing the British Eight Army to meet an American threat on his flank, presumably on the assumption the Eighth would be unable to attack as soon as it did. In the second place, when the jllack came, he obviously mis- udgcd the direction of the British main thrust and counterattacked in sector which failed to slop up the push. Rommel apparently did not expect the British attack to be directed at the strongest defenses on his front, but that was where Gen Sir Bernard L. Montgomery chose to throw the weight of his infantry, guns and armor. Within a matter of hours the Wad El Akarit and team-take biches beyond it adbecn bridged and armor was pouring across into the milewidc gap between the heights of Fatnassa and Roumana, which command the entire coastal plain. When Rommel counter-attacked with 20 tanks and 1,000 infantrymen, he struck on the cast side of Roumana instead of hitting at the gap between the heights, thus leaving the British free to exploit this bridgehead. Fatnassa and Roumana were (he keys lo the whole situation desert- wise British troops turned moun tain fighter to storm Ihcse rocky knobs and surprise the German Italian defender, who apparently had not anticipaled such a bold move. Indian Gurkhas swarmed up the steep slopes to seize Fatnassa while nicked British troop chambered up Roumana A tall, fair-haired geant major of a Scottish oulfil which participated in the attack on Roumana said his men .moved across the plain under cover of darkness to the foot of the height without' en countering any opposition, mine fields, wire or anli-tank ditches. Not until the British forces reached the top of the height were they challenged by the enemy, the ser.ganl-major said, indeciating the completeness of Ihe surprise. There the defenses were overwhelmed in brief but bitter fighting at cloc quarters and m.lhe scrgcant-majo sent up a rocket to indicate the po- silion had been taken. Once in control of the heights, and with their armor and anti-lank guns across Ihe Wadi, the British were ready when the cmncy counterattacked in the afternoon. They beat off German thrusts east of Roumana and other related infantry attacks. The enemy then apparently realized his position was hopeless and began withdrawing under cover of darkness, but not before the British had take,, more than 5,000 prisoners — all but 98 of them Italians. German pianos came over last night to bomb and machincgun Ihe British. William Forrest, correspondent of the London News Chronicle, was wounded in the head by a bomb splinter. erate under a restriction order which sets up civilian quotas. Rationing is based on thee quotas. $30 Stolen From Desk of Tabernacle The Ihefl of approximately $30 from an office desk at the Hope Gospel Tabernacle last night was reported today by Ihe Rev. Paul R. Gaston, police officials announced. The theft occured while churcb services were in progress. Police are still investigating. Since 19)1) more than one - third of the British population has been rc-hou.'-ed. mostly in projected financed by the government. Pussy Sleeps —Africa Allied Headquarters, in North Africa, April 10 (/P) — The British Eightn Army occupied Sfax, Marshal Erwin Rommel's key base and supply port in Central Tunisia, at 8:15 a. m. today after routing enemy opposition. / Hurling themselves forward with crushing speed, the veterans of Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery gained about 40 miles 24 hours, occupying Mahares, 50 miles north of Gabes, and continuing on today ,o Sfax, where they were about 150 miles south of Tunis. At the same time British, Americans and French on Rommel's [lank launched successful new at- Lacks in the central and northern sectors. Today's communique from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters said the British First Army again had advanced, and had marked up a lOmile gain in the last four days in the Medjcz-El- Bab area. Americans of Lieut. Gen. George S.Patton, Jr., and French combined to capture high ground north and south of Fondouk, occupying Pichon, north of Fondouk, and cleaning out that area 80 miles northwest of Sfax, where- a new threat to Rommel's rear appeared o be shaping up. The British First Army had take" ,000 prisons since beginning its iffensive April 6 and the Ameri cans and French captured 500 more n their advance in the central sec- or, the communique disclosed. This brought Axis prisoners'"' to more than '20,000 since the ^.brcak thVoughniie MareUY'llke:" ^f-"*' - -' Hurled back at all points where Allied attacks were made, the Axis was able to put up but scant opposition in the air, and Allied pilots reported German bomber crews bailed out'at the approach of Allied fighters, without even a shot being fired. Caught in the rush of British and American forces from the south and the side was General Manager in commander of an Italian Saharan group, who was taken prisoner at. nis headquarters when he was cut off by the junction of the United States Second Army Corps and the Britfsh Eighth Army. While the Rommel withdrawal was still too methodical to be called a rout, the speed with which the' Axis forces were retreating made it nearly so. The Eighth Army's vehicles were rushing ahead so fast that, for the first time, Rommel's sappers had little or no lime lo plant mines to delay the pursuits. Today's communique announcing the occupation of Mahares. said British advance elements were still fighting the Axis rearguard of infantry and tanks, however. After being driven from the Wadi El Akarit line 20 miles north of Gabes, it was disclosed today. Rom mcl pulled his men back to a bottleneck between the sea and the Seb krcl En Noual salt marsh west of La Skhirra and stood in that position 15 miles north of El Akarit until Thursday morning. Montgomery attacked and a lank battle was fought southeast of the swampy lake thai morning. The enemy forces withdrew and by lale afternoon had formed a screen around Mezzotina to the northwest on the road from Mak- n assy to Mahares in a desperate attempt to prevent the Americans in the Maknassy area from culling them off in an attack on their rear. Thai afternoon another battle in which both sides used tanks, and the Germans relied also on antitank guns, was fought southeast of Mezzouua. Rommel threw in his Mark VI Tiger tanks, weighing 60 tons, but to no avail. His forces again were defeated. That night he began another withdrawal to a new line between Sfax and Sidi Aguareo, 14 miles to the southwest, but his entire defense south of Sniww pased so fast that the British, entering Mahares, 22 miles south fo Sfax, at 1:30 p. m yesterday were able to move on into Sfax this morning. At last reports Montgomery's veterans were still hot on the chase lo the north. Blanchard, Okla. id 1 !—Bill Yoakum's eat gol into the'habit of sleeping with Ihe chickens. Yoakum didn't exactly distrust the cut. but he though il wise to take precautions. He fastened the door. Don't ask him how the cat did it. but early next morning there it was back, parked comfortably between two I at hens. State Police Probing Fire in Timberland Arkadclphiti, April 9 —(fl'i—State police today entered an investigation launched by the Forcsitry Department of a fire which destroyed more than dUO acres ol merchantable pine limber near here last Sunday.

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