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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, r Bonds Insure Plenty Costly Weapons for Our Men Analysis of the News by Mackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. Market Report By DeWITT MacKENZIE This started out to be a column on the great defeat which we are piling up against the Axis forces in Tunisia, but somehow it's got mixed up with that SIS.000,000,000 War Bond drive of ours. It isn't that I'm particularly money - minded, for I don't know just how much thirteen billion dollars is. Figures like that don't mean much to the average citizen. However, being just back from a 35.000 - mile tour of the war theaters, I do know that our troops in Tunisia are being rushed to victory on the backs of your War Bonds and mine. With even more satisfaction one can record that scores of thousands of Allied soldiers' live are being vaed as this bloody battle wrils up the coast toward Northern Tunisia where the final Axis stand seems likely to b made. Only a few weeks ago I visitd the Liby• an battlefields where not so far back the Allied suffered defeat and heavy casualties, not because they didn't fight courageously, but because they lacked equipment. We are winning now because we have the equipment as well as the men. On of the things that impressed me most on my tour, as I have recorded in this column before, was the great striking power the Allied are piling up in the European and middle Eastern theaters. I saw mountainous stores of equipment which are just now- beginning to make themselves felt in a big way. And that equipment comes out of our War Bonds. Marshal Rommel is racing north, his defenses in Southern and Central Tunisia shattered by the combined assault of British, French and American force. One of the most important elements in the . Allied success has been air superiority. Warplanes helped destroy Rommel's defenses at the outset in the Mareth Line. Bombers have blast- his bases and communication on both land and sea. Clouds of light bombers and fighters at this moment are pursuing his routed petroso and exacting a terrible toll in casualties. Well now an average fighter plane costs something like §165,000. A'light bomber is more, and so ol until you pay $350,000,000 for the Flying Fortress which is doing such magnificent work not only in the Meditarranean zone but over Western Europe. Bombs are being spewed into Rommel's ranks from tthe air. Every 100 - pounder costs over $31, and from there the prices range up to $872 for the big 4,000 - pound devil. The rnachineguns with which the fighters are strafing the unhappy. Axis troops cost 51,500 each, and the ammunition runs into big money when you figure the expenditure for a day's work. A bulletin from Lo don says that fifteen m&re Axis vessels have been destroyed or damaged in the Medi- trranean by British submarins. That cuts Rommel off from a lot ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stokyards, 111., April 13 W) —(U. S. Dept. Agr.) —Hogs 14,000: fairly active; mostly steady to strong with average Monday, 1015 unJcr extreme high time: bulk good and choice 180-130 Ibs. 14.7580: top 14.85 sparingly; odd kite extreme heavies clown to 14.60; IGO- 170 Ibs. 14.25 - 60; 140 - 160 Ibs. 13.75 - 14.35: 100 - 130 Ibs. 12.75 13.60; sows 1425 - 65, mostly 1435 60; stags 14.50 down. Cattle, 4,000: claves, 1,400; supplies light; little done on sleers i but other classes opening mostly steady; a few medium and good heifer and mixed yearlings 13.5015.25; common and medium cows 11.00 - 13.00; nothing done on bulls; vealers 50 lower; good and choice largely 15.00; medium and good 12.50 and 13.75; nominal range slaughter steers 12.00 - 17.00. slaughter heifers 11.00 16.25, stocker and feeder steers 11.00-. 15.25. Sheep, 1,500; market not established. NEW YORK STOCKS New York. April 13 — (3>) —A sharp break in rail stocks and secondary bonds, attributed to suspen- ion of last year's freight rates increases by the Interstate C o m- mcrce commission, brought another relape in today's securities markots. Dealings subsided after a fast opening in which blocks of 10,000 Southern Pacific, 5,000 Lackawanna and 4,000 U. S. Steel, with numerous 1,000 - share transactions. crowded the ticker tape. Early losses, ranging from 1 to more than 3 points, were reduced in most cases, and scattered industrial gainers were in evidence, but trends generally were down near the close. Turnover for the full proceedings was around 1.600,000 shares. The war news as an ameliorating influence but potential buyers held aloof to await further developments on the home front. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, April 13 — I/I')— Poultry, live 7 trucks; firm. Prices unchanged. Butter, receipts 571.80; steady, prices as quoted by the Chicago price current arc unchanged. Eggs receipts 28,290; firm, prices unchanged. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, April 13 — (/Pi —Wheat futures prices were easily influenced today in cither direction but the volume of trading was light as most interests awaited definite developments from Washington. The market advanced around noon but selling attributed to one of the mills Drought near the day's best levels, however. Rye fluctuated erratically as commission houses and local interests tested the market. Wheat closed 1-8 to 1-2 cent higher than yesterday's final levels, May 51.43 3-4 - 78; July $1.43 1-4 1-8; jats advanced 14 to 1 10 cents; rye 1 14 to 1 58, and corn was unchanged at ceiling bids. Cash wheat sample grade hard 1.03. Corn No. 3 white 1.21; sample grade white 1.15. Oats No. 2 white 67; sample grade white 63 1-2 - 65. Barley maltnig 2 - 1.07 nominal. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. Wide World Sports Columnist New York, April 13 — (/!')— The season is at hand for selecting this year's major league pennant winners, though we can't see what good it will do this year when the team you pick in April may be just a bunch of individuals in Uncle Sam's unfiorms by October . . , . Why not just wait until the end of the season and then say: "Sec, I told you so?" At any rate, here's what this dept. has to offer in the day of selections: League a winner, more aid. A medium submarine costs maybe $3,000,000. If the British ware doing their usual good shooting, and used one torpedo for each ship hit. they would have exploded 3165,000 worth of torpedoes, since an average torpedo costs $11,000. I don't know where $165,000 could be invested on more advantageous terms. I was traveling on an American military transport plane in the Middle East. Opposite me on a stretcher was one of our soldier boys with a broken back. He was being rushed to a city a thousand miles away where there was a hospital which might save life. He was a handsome chap and all through the long hours he showed his white teeth in a smile despite his mental anguish, for he knew that his life hung oy a thread. Plane crew and soldier passengers all were solicitous for his welfare. Once the pilot sent back to know if a landing which he had made had been too rough for the injured man. Again the skipper asked if the weather was too rough at the height he was flying. When I got off the plane I leaned over the stretcher and said: "Good luck to you, buddy." "Thank you, sir," he replied, and he flashed that smile. They were able to move that lad by airplane because our money and labors had produced the plane and delivered it in the war zone. I'm waiting now to learn whether the chap with the smile made the grade. NEW YORK COTTON New York, April 13 — (A 1 ) — Oversold conditions and a resumption of trade buying lifted cotton prices today. Gains were maintained although trading was light. New Orleans interests and locals were small buyers on the upturn. Late values were 35 to 50 cents a bale higher, May 20.15, Jly 19.93 and Oct. 19.76. Cotton ended about SI a bale up as New Orleans and local buying, | coupled with continued trade price fixing, found a scarcity of offerings. Futures closed 80 to 95 cents a bale higher. May 20.09 open; 20.25 high; 20.08 low; 20.22 - 23 late; up 16. July 19.86 open; 20.07 high; 19.84 low; 20.04 last; up 19. Oct. 19.70 open; 19.88 high; 19.69; 19.86 - 87; up 17. Dec 19.65 open; 19.84 high; 19.64 low; 19.82 - 83 last; up 19. Mch. 19.59 open; 19.75 high; 19.59 low; 19.74 last; up 17. Middling spot 21.96 - N, up 14. N-Nominal. Evans Favors New Rules of Southern Loop By PHIL CLARKE Atlanta. April 13 — M 1 ) — Showman Englc, head of the Chattanooga baseball club, who runs his team like a three - ring circus, thumbed dily through a brand new manual from Southern Association hendquartrcs and grinned. "Yes sir," spoke Joe. "This is the stuff. "Why it's just what we need lo pep up the old ball game. I guess you might call it the 'Daily Dozen Delay Destroyers.' " Engel referred to a set of twelve wartime instructions for players and umpires authored by veteran Baseballer Billy Evans, serving his first year as president of the Southern Asociation. Baseball, believes Evans, needs speed and hustle. The 59 - year old former big league umpire, who also served several years as general manager of the Cleveland Indians, thinks it's the ump's job to help Keep things rolling along and he says so in his manual. Undor the new rule. Southern Association umpires will fire now balls directly to the pitcher, rather than hand them to the catcher for 'round the infield tossing. There will be no longer conferences at the home plate when umpires go on the diamond to start the game. And even arguments will be streamlined. When there is a dispute over the umpire's decision say the rules, no players other than tho involved shall take part in the discussion. And when a pitcher is the last man out, retiring his side, he's to go directly to the pitching mound intead of returning to the bench. Only the catcher and one in feilder will be permitted to confer with a faltering hurler. and bench managers will have the right to go to the mound just once during | Ttcr and P ark ~, al il , he "' an inning. Both teams are to run to and from their positions with no visiting by players on the way. All of which may mean that Joe and Mabel will get a chance to take in that double-header before the night shift bging at the war plant. fine roll-your-own cigarettes in every handy pocket package of Prince Albert Adkins, Bailey (Continued From Page Onej rem taxes "while other taxes approximated $210,000." He continued: "Unless an increase is forthcom- ming -.vithin the next three months, and this increase should be not less than 50 cents a barrel, I believe that the operator in the stripper fields of Arkansas will be well on the road to bankruptcy. . . . "I have been told by the experts that more and more oil will be needed to meet the increasing war demands and that common exploratory methods arc failing to produce this oil. The reserves of«oil represented by the stripper fields of Arkansas are tragctically located and tranportation facilities are present for their ready service to the war effort. Secondary recovery operations have been brought to a virtual standstill due to the fact that the absurdly low price of oil in this a.-ea will not permit the employment of these methods for economic reasons." Bailey's statement pointed out the price was fixed by the OPA. Deaths Last Night Be-.'erly Hills, Calif., April 13 828 claudine West, 50, short story writer and movie scenarist who won a special award by tho Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her collaboration on the screenplay "Mrs. Miniver," died last nignt. She was a native of Nottingham, England. just pick a ers, free National To pick Card; They're full of pep and try so hard. But never overlook the Dod A bunch of ancient, draft codgers. The Reds rely on muscle magic If they're not third, it will be tragic. The Giants, Pirates and Cubs come next, As pennant all hexed. The Braves With very little hope or cheer. contenders they're andPhillies are in vote goes to as Sherman Church News At a Congregational meeting of the members of the First Presbyterian Church, held last Sunday morning, 5 additional Deacons were elected for a term of three years, they are as follows: Chester C. McNeill, Jas. L. Moore, Burle E. McMahen, C. B. Floyd and Milford Daniel. Theso 5 new Deacons will be ordained and installed next Sunday at the morning service. The monthly supper meeting of the men of the Presbyterian church will be held Wednesday of this week at 7:30 p. m. in the dining room of the church. The group will assemble in the auditorium and go from there to the dining room. Rev. O. L. (Rep) Graham of Texarkana will be the guest speaker. All members and friends of the group are urged lo attend. American League The first - place the Yanks, As hard to stop tanks. Boston comes second, on a guess, Because we like the Indians less. Depitc the ballyhoo for St. Looey The Browns are fourth, and that's no hooey. Then Tigers, White Sox, Senators. A's, Who arc lucky if in the league they stays. Today's Guest Star C. M. Gibbs, Baltimore Sun: "With the parking lot at Pimlico open during the forthcoming spring meet this means drivers may en- own risk. Having done this, they may then go on in and bet — also at their own risk." One • Minute Sports Page Manufacturers are working on two different kinds of plastic golf balls and expect to come up with an acceptable substitute for rubber soon. . . . The women's international bowling congress not only bought a bomber for Uncle Sam with $1.50 contributions but the members have "adopted" ils Iwo - man crew. Capt. William J. Crtitn and M-Sgt. William B. Morchcad. . Clair Berry, the Tigers' traveling secretary never goes to ball games because he's afraid he might become a baseball fan and "let my prejudices as a fan interfere with my work with the boys" . . . Louis Messina, promoter of Friday's Charley Burklcy Kid Cocoa fight at New Orleans, has invited 5,000 service men to see it on the cufl and claims to be the first promoter to play Santa Claus to so many men. One Hit, One Error Bill Brandt, who takes considerable pride in the accuracy of his National League "Green Book" is the first to spot a mistake in the records of gamer, won and lost at home and abroad. The heading were j'cvered, thus giving every club in the league a better record on Hie road than at home. Service Dept. First Class Specialist Max Marck, who once outpointed Joe Louis in Joe's amateur boxing days, is al Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y., instructing sailors in boxing, wrestling and judo. . . . When Lieut Dan Pollock, director of physical training al Moore field, Tex, started from his Southern Illinois home to become a star athlete at St. Edwards University in Texas some year ago. he had just $6 in his pocket. His first hitch - hike ride w a s with some city slickers who retrieved him of a fin in a shell game ..... The army can't teach Dan anything about the old game. President and Wife Get Season Baseball Pass Washington, April 13 M 1 )— Regardless of what the schedules say, the big league baseball season is officially on a far as capital city fans are concerned. President Clark Griffith of the Washington Senators, dragged out his Sunday suit, had his shoes shined and his hair neatly brushed yeterday before marching up lo 1000 Pennylvania Avenue lo present President and Mrs. Roosevelt with season's pasc. He' been making the same trip annually since the days when William Howard Taft was the chief executive. army Says Pitching Key to Winning Team By REX THOMAS Atlanta. April 13 (/I 1 )—-Sz you! That, in hort, is Doc Protho's answer to the ancient and accepted belief that pitching is 80 percent of a winning baseball club. And the doctor should know. Blessed with a bountiful crop of pitchers — and some good ones, too — the unhappy skipper of the Memphis Chicks discovers now that what ho really needs is hilling power — and plenty of it. But while the mastermind of Ihc Chicks bemoaned his ill forlun.c Jolly Johnny Riddle beamed happier than ever at Birmingham. John Conway, veteran shortstop donned his Baron uniform and began working out. His arrival gave Riddle a bang - up infilcd. Chattanooga's Manager Spraky Olson was happy, too, over the arrival of Bucky Jacobs, 19 - game winner with Charlotte, N. C., last, year, and the showing of Leroy Brock, Lafayette, Ga., youngster, form.cr Georgia textile league player. Both ends of the Little Rock battery league shone brighter with the addition of Hurler Ed (Bear tracks) Grecr and Veteran Back- Today A Year Ago—Draft board j stop Cliff Bolton. Manager Buck reve-iled that Pole Reiser, Brook- ' Fausott also announced the .signing lyn outfielder, had been rcclassi- j of Roy Idom, pitcher - outfielder Sports Mirror fid 1A Three Years Ago — Cornelius Warmerdam bettered world pole vault record, clearing 15 feet in Pacific Coast triangular meet. Five Years Ago—-Elroy Robing- ton, holder of world 880 yard mark at 1:49 .G, retired from coin- petition because of a bad ankle. Fires take about 10,000 human lives annually in the United Slates. from Texas. Today in Congress Senate—In recess until Wednesday. Military affiars committee hears Admiral Land on War Service bill '9 a.m. Central War Timci. Banking and currency committee calls Joseph Weiner on civilian Closing Notice Effective This Day For ten years we have served you with the best merchandise obtainable at the fairest possible prices. Until things again become stable we will remain out of busi- Fights Last Night By the Associated Press C'icago Roberts Simmons, 149, Indianapolis, stopped BOB Nichols, 140, Cincinnati, Ohio (7). Providence, R. I. — Larry Bolvin. 125 34, Providence, and Davcy Crawford, 124, 124, New York, drew (lOi. Washington — Danny Petro, 125 1-4, knocked out Lou Transparent!, 123, Baltimore U>. Holyoke, Mass. — Henry Vas- qucz, 135, New York, outpointed Pete Manchio, 13!j 1-2, W i 1 k e s Barre. Pa., (H>. Baltimore — Lee Oina, 176 1-2, New York, outpointed George Parks, 181 1-2, Washington (10). Newark — Pvt. Clint Conway, 179, Cleveland, knocked out Nap Mitchell, 204, Philadelphia (4>. New York — Larry Fontana, Kil, New York, outpointed Leon Anthony, 155, New York (0). St. Louis, —Although the major league opening is only a little more than a week away,' managers of both St. Louis teams are juggling their lineups today in the third game of the city series. Manager Biily Southworth of tho Cardinals, is trying to round out a smooth functioning infield while Luke Scwcll os Ihe Brownies, must find a replacement for outfielder Glenn Me Quillen. who likely will be inducted today. Me Quillen said he would pick the navy, if accepted, and ask 'to be sent to the Great Lakes Training Station. Newhouser To Pitch Today Evansville, Ind—Steve O'Neill of the Detroit Tigers, named pitcher Hal Newhouser to start today's exhibition with Ihc Chicago Cubs at Vincenncs. Ind. The teams have split in their previous two meetings. More Worries For Ott New York — Manager Mel Ott of the New York Giants received a double blow today when Tom Sunkel. left handed pitcher, went to take liis draft screening test and Cliff Melton, his ace southpaw, reported that the elbow of his pitching arm was swollen and doctors ahd advised rest as a cure. Private Outfie 0 ! In Doubt Muncie, Ind., —Tho Piltburgh Pirate jutfield has manager Frankie Frish worried and he ordered another intra squad game today to get a better line on all his candidates. Right now he is not certain that even Vince Dimaggio, sure - fielding veteran will be in the line - up on opening day. Indian Pickers Need Wo''k Indianapolis — The weather-enforced vacation yesterday was a blow lo Manager Lou Boudroau's plans for his Cleveland Indians pitchers. All need work and only two, Al Milnar and Mel Harder, have gone as much as five innings. Tpd.iy the Tribe plays the Cincinnati Hods at Richmond, Ind. Yanks Silence Aircraft Guns t at Jap Base Washington, April 13 — l/l'.i — Jiipiincso iinti • aircraft guns wore | silenced and tires were started in camp areas when army and navy bombers struck (Vie limes Sunday and Monday at enemy positions in the Solomon islands, the Navy reported today. ... In the North Pacific, meanwhile, I army planes continued their almost incessant pounding of enemy-held Kiska island with four raids which resulted in direct hits and the still-ting of fires in the camp area. The U. S. lltli Bomber command disclosed Japanese are building string of stepping - stone airfields from Tokyo toward Alaska despite violent American bombing and naval attack. Navy communique number IM2; "South Pacific: (All dates si recast longitude*. "1. On April Illlr. "(A) Durin;; the evening, Lightning and Corsair fighters strafed Rekala Bay. Santa Isabel island. • A number of Japanese anti-aircraft positions were silenced. "lB> During the night, Flying Fortress heavy bombers attacked Khaili in the Shorlland Island area. Two Fortresses failed to re- .1 turn, apparently due to unfavor- ' able weather. Results of the attack were unobserved. "(C'i During the same night, a Catalina patrol bomber (Consolidated PBYi attacked Muiula on New Georgia island. ;' "2. On April 12th: "A force of Avenger torpedo bombers and Wildcat fighters bombed and strafed Vila on Kolom- bangara island. Fires were started in the camp area. In this same operation Avengers attacked Hin- gi cove, three miles northwest of Vila and started a fire. No United States planes were lust in these two attacks. "North Pacific: "Ii. On April llth formations of. United States arm planes, com- i posed of Mitchells, Warhawks, and Lightnings carried out four bombing attacks on Koskn. Hits were scored and fires were started in the enemy camp acra." The third on Munda was the 103rd against that enemy air field center since last November. The attacks on Ki.ika were the f>4th through f)8th of tile spring offensive against that Japanese outpost •— an offensive which begun March 1. The planet Mercury does not have night and day. One side is constantly turned to the sun. supply bill (9:30). House — Considers treaty bill and agriculture appropriation bill (meets 1:30> Military Committee hears Under secretary of War Patterson on labor legislation (9 a.m.) Dodgers, Giants Meet Camp Upton N.Y.— The Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants came here to entertain Ihc soldiers today. The Giants landed on Bob Chipman for four runs in the first I inning of their battle at. Camp | Dix. N.J., yesterday before the Panama i contest was called because of the AT FIRST SIGN OF A USE 066 TABLETS. SALVE. NOSE DROPS svcather. Manager Leo Durochcr indicated that Albie Glossop was ahead of Alex Kampouris in the race for the Dodger second base position. SERVICE 1150 Sorrel Saddle Stallion $10.00 4 Star Bull $2.50 Boar $1.0.0 u , Fee at gate before service, but service guaranteed. At tho Pines Dairy W. M. Ramsey YOU SAVE ON . , ? 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