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two 0 MOPE STAR, MOPE, ARKANSAS Differences on Pacific Crisis Leave Public Tn Doubt —— • Analysis of the News by Mackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeWITT MacKENZIE The divergence of views as expressed in Washington and in Australia regarding the danger of a Jap invasion of that great continent loaves the American public in an unfortunate state of doubt and consequently apprehension. It' ,-eally an amazing story. First off we get from Australian sourc«as a startling picture of 200.000 Nipponese massed and ready to invade as soon as they regain air control. Our Secretary of the Navy Knox counters with the view- that there's no indication the Japs have ihe shipping to move so many men. An Allied spokesman in Australia reports that a great Japanese .-ombat fleet is massed in the Truk area "within three days' sailing distance of New Guinea." Washington military authorities at this point intervene with the view that Japanese operations have passed from the offensive stage to one of "aggresive defense." They say there's little danger the N i p- ponese will 1 attempt to 'strike against Australia or any other important United Nations bastion. Here Secretary of War Stimson steps in and pours oil on the troubled waters by promising a constantly increasing flow of planes and other supplies to General MacArthur. The secretary says that vigorous public officials i n areas close to the war would be remis if they failed to press their demands. That last sentence may give up a clew to our mystery. All this argument is coincident with the new Australian' drive for more air power from the United States. You can't blame a puzzled public therefore if it wonders whether a high pressure advertising campaign 'is on. However that may be, the American people never questioned the nee'd of building up Allied strength in the Pacific as rapidly as feasible. Secretary Stimson's promise of increasing aid will be warmly welcomed here. :Still, the uncomfortable fact remains that the Allies are incapable -at this juncture of waging all- out offensives against enemies in both Europe and Asia at the same time. We haven't the equipment as yet for such widely separated operations; It's only in recent months that we have been able to amass enough trength to begin to take Herr Hitler for a ride. There's no indication that the Allied high command has any intention of altering its basic strategy of knocking out Hitler first, or at least rendering him impotent, before trying to put the full heat on Japan. That strategy isn't a matter of inclination but of necessity. It was imposed of the high command oy a circumstance over which they had no control, namely, a Nazi strength which threatened to conquer all Europe quickly arid then span the Atlantic. We have here another proof of -the soundness of the old adage that you shouldn't change horses in the middle of the sti-eam. If the Allies should at this critical junc- TAIME § lT6 il t h st well groomed • iiinin u Iook - Adt > lustre. Ketfp your UNRULY hair lying flat. Always use Morollne Hair Toijic. karge bottle 25c. Sold everywhere. Market Report I ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK I National Stockyards, 111., April Ui j— OW —(U. S. Uept. Agr.i —Hogs. 6.000; market strong to mostly 10 higher than average Thursday: later trades slow with advance large ly lost 180 Ibs. up; bulk good and choice 180 - 300 Ibs. 14.90 • 15.80: top 15.00; later sales 14.90 with medium to good kind and extreme weights down to 14.75: 160 - 170 Ibs. 14.50 75; 140 - 160 Ibs. 14.0050; 130 Ibs. down 13.00 - 75; most good sows 14.50 - 80: few 14.85: stags 1475 down. 1 .Cattle. 600; calves, 300; mostly I steady and cleanup trade: odd lots steer and heifer yenrlings 13.5015.50: common and medium cows 11.00 12.50: canners and cutlers 8.50 - 10.50; medium sausage bulls | 12.00 13.00: good and choice r vealers 15.25: medium and good I 12.75 - 14.00: nominal range j slaughter steers 12.00 - 17.00: i slaughter heifers 11.00 16.25; feed| er and stacker steer 11.00 - 15.25. Sheep. 850: receipt include two doubles, one single clipped lambs: market not established. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, April 16 — OP) —Butter, receipts 442.434: steady; prices as quoted by the Chicago price current tire unchanged. Poultry, live; 5 trucks: firm: market unchanged. NEW YORK COTTON New York, April 16 — UP\ — Trading in cotton was slow today pending announcement of a temporary ceiling. Liquidation depressed prices early, but small price fixing and covering rallied the list later. Late prices were unchanged to 15 cents a bale higher. May 20.15, Jly 19.97. Oct. 19.88. Futures closed unchanged to 25 cents a bale higher. | May 20.19 high; 20.10 low; 20.15 last, unchanged. J Jly 20.00 high: 19.91 low; 19.99 [20.00 last; up 5. ' 'Oct. 19.90 high; 19.82 low. 19.89 last; ap 3. Dec. 19.90 high; 19.83 low; 1983 last; up 3. , Mch 19.91 high; 19.85 low; 19.88n last; unchanged. Middling spot 21.95n, unchanged. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, April 16 — (JPt —Wheat prices held steady in a dull market today on a little commission house and milljDuying. The May contract was relatively weak. Corn sold at ceilings, rye was firm and oats displayed comparative easines on fear of imports from Canada. Another good trade developed in the cash corn market, with most sales made at ceilings. Wheat closed 3-8 - 5-8 higher, May $1.43, July $1.41 7-8 1.42, corn was unchanged at Ceilings, May 4.1.05, oats declined 1-8 - 5-8 and rye closed 1-8 lower to 1-8 higher. Cash wheat No. 4 read 1.54 1-2. Corn No. 4 mixed 1.21 (97 per cent \vhite.); No. 1 yellow 1.07, No. 2, 1.07; No. 3, 105 1-2 - 1.06 1-2; No. 4, 104 105; sample grade yellow 101 1-2; No. 2 while 1.23 12. Oats No. 1 white 68; No. 3, 65 3-4; No. 4, 65 3-4. HELP WANTED Practical n.urses, Waitresses, Janitors, Farm and Dairy Workers, Salary plus maintenance. Experience unnecessary. Call or write Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium State Sanatorium, Arkansas NEW YORK STOCK New York, April 16 (/?) — Light selling today stemmed the two - session rallying drive of the stock market. The list was hesitant at the start and. while plus signs were i n evidence and there near the cloe. declines of fractions to a point or so were widely distributed. The turnover of around 1,000,000 shares was one of the smallest in the past several weeks. 23 Felons Escape From Georgia Pen Reidaville, Ga., April 10 — (./Pi — Twenty - three prisoners, including some of Georgia's most notorious convicts, broke out of the state penitentiary here early today after | overpowering three unarmed | guards, dismantling the telephone switchboard and cutting off prison I lights. Gov. Ellis Arnall declared in Atlanta the escape apparently I "only could have been done either ! through collaboration of guards or employes of the prison or by negligence" and offered a reward of S100 each for capture of the men dead or alive. Several hours after the break, two of the fugitives were captured some 25 miles from the prison after a truck in which they were riding overturned, trying to speed into a country road. Warden H. R. DuVall said three of the prisoners jumped on guards B. G. Morrison, W. E. Overstreet, and N M. Spivey, locked them in a cell, took the prison keys and unlocked the tront gate. | After taking the guards' k e.y"s j they dismantled the prison tele- phono switchboard and pulled a switch which plunged Ihe prison into darkness. Briefs From Major Loop Ball Camps By the Associated Press Dodgers, Giants Tangle Brooklyn — The high - flying Brooklyn Dodgers cross the river again ioday to battle the New York Giants, whom they defeated Wednesday; 1 to 0. The veteran Curt Davis, who has been on the shelf with a thumb fracture, is scheduled to report for duty and may see his first mound action. Yank Pitchers Lack Work New York — Idle yesterday and with only a workout scheduled today, .he New York Yankees approach the season's opening with a pitching staff suffering from lack of work. Only two chuckers have I hurled as much as nine innings against major and minnor league opposition, and Spurgeon Chandler seems to be the only one ready to go a full game. ture divert < any considerable amount of their striking power from Europe, in order to hit Japan, they might be handing Hitler a free ticket to victory. We now have the battle of the Mediterranean — of which the Tunisian campaign is just one phase — well in our favor. But the scales there haven't swung so violent our way they couldn't be counter-balanced. If we weakened ourselves greatly in that theater, Hitler might stage a come - back, and we have to keep in mind what has been emphasized so often in this column, that he who controls the Mediterranean zone wins the war, The logical thing now is for the Allies to pile it onto the Nazi all highest until he is crushed — and do it as fast as possible. Certainly we must get at Japan soon, for the position there is dangerous and every day that the Japs have for consolidation ados to that danger. We also must divert as m u c h s-trength as feaibie to the southwest Pacific. But it looks now as though our job there for the moment iriust be largely an aggressive holding operation. THESE'S A SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS AND NURSES! YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO BE ILL... ~i illness is q peacetime luxury that no one on the home front can afford today! With doctors and nurses off to war, the job of "HEALTH WARDEN" is left to you! We hove many preventive medicines and simple home remedies to help you! Call us! DQ YOUR SHARE . . . KEEP FIT! The Leading Druggist WARD & SON Phone $2 We've Got It Cooper to Start for Cards St. Louis — Cardinal Manager Billy Southworth will try Mort Cooper for the full nine innings to- d»y in the fourth game of the city series with the Browns, and hits it is a tuneup for a probable opening-day assignment against the Reds next Wednesday. Fritz Oster- mueller and Bill Seinoth are scheduled to work for the Browns today. Ottmen Prepared for 'Bums' New York — The Giants hope to resume operations against the Brookly- Dodgers today just whp 'p they left off the first meeting: On that occasion Mel Ot's team scored four runs in Ihe first inning, only to have the game called at that point I n the next two meetings the Dodgers were vicorious, 3 - 1 and 1-0. Yankees Boast Worst Looking Team in History By Judson Bailey New York. April 1G — i/Pi —The New York. Yankees this year are the worst - looking team Joe Mc- Charthy ever has managed in the big leagues, yet everybody is picking them lo win another American league pennant and there is IIB reason lo believe the majority isn't riyht. You only have to look once at the Yaiiks this spring to realize the changes that war has wrought on baseball and if you can stop hud- cloring long enough to look at them two or three limes you start naming over their rivals in the hope of finding some other pennant possibility. But it is a sad commentary on the caliber of the clubs in the American league this season that not one can be counted on to step out in front of the Yankees, although two or three might cause commotion if some of their doubtful sparkplugs should start firing in rhythm. The Yankees have only one regular infielder. Joe Gordon, and one regular outfielder. Charley (King Kongi Keller, back from last year and as a result McCarthy is having to make over a whole ball club for the first time in his life. He is transforming Pitcher John Linclell into an outfielder, making a third baseman out of a rookie shortstop, Bill Johnson, and transforming another rookie, second baseman George Stirnweiss, into a shortstop. As it now is pieced together the Yankee infielder is pathetic. But in anotner month Frank Crosetti will be free of the suspension imposed | upon him by Commissioner Landis j for pushing an umpire in the World ' Series and there is a possibility Red rlolfe may rejoin the club in the summer after this season as baseball coach at Yale ends. Armstrong Is Training At Hot Springs Hot Springs, April 16 — (/Pi — Strengtn and caution have replaced speed in that pugilistic portfolio Henry Armstrong is lugging up Comeback boulevard, the Negro welterweight said today. "1 was only away from the ring 18 months for a long delayed and much needed rest," commented Armstrong in support of his contention that "comeback" is a misnomer whe applied to his return to the ring wars. "I think that rest was just what I needed. I'm not as fast as before but I'm stronger. I don't take as many chances, don't throw any wild punches and don't get hit as oflen. And — I believe I hit just as hard, if not harder than before." Armstrong, now 30, once held the featherweight, lightweight and welterweight crowns simultaneously. He recently lost a disputed decision to Beau Jack in New York. The former triple - header titleholder said he would like to meet Jack again in New York City June 11. He added that he had signed an "open contract" with Matchmaker Mike Jacobs for a bout on thai dale with Jack, Sammy Angot'., Bob Montgomery or any other suilable opponent." Armstrong will fight Severo Tur- rellio April 30 in Washington, D. C., for his next fight. He will stay here until April 24 doing some road- worjj on the mountain and taking thermal baths'! Clarence E. Postlethwaite New Roehelle, N. Y., April 16 — i/P)— Clarence E. Postlethwaite, 77. retired assistant vice president of the Pressed Steel Car Company, died last night. He was born in Mount Union, Pa. Tall Shortstop BASEBALLS THATWOULO BE By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. Wide World Sports Columnist Flashes of Lift By tn e Associated Pre.ss Walking Papers? Camp Wheeler, Ga. — A newly commissioned second lieutenant got army career off to a good walking start. Order'to the 18th battalion, he erroneously reported to the 16th. just in time lo accompany a platoon on a 19-mile hike. Returning from the hike he discovered his error, and the next day was transfsrred to his correct outfit. He arrived just in time to yet in on a 15 rnile nike. Romance and Rations Gary. Ind. — Rationing has come to the assistance of Cupid. When a 68 - year old widower tried to propose lo the pretty young school teacher to whom he applied for ration book No. 2 the story appeared in newspapers all over the country. And then the mails brought this classified add to an East Chicago paper: "Widow, 63 years - old. also has ration book No. 2 and would be happy to meet Mr. Romance." Home, Sweet Home Canon City, Colo. — It's like this, .-says Warden Roy Best: Morris Rodman and George Reece, 23 - year - old convicts, were sent outside the prison in a truck, to change u lire on a prison auto ; n Canon city. They decided to keep on going in the truck then began to quarrel over now soon to abandon it in their flight. Fists swung. Rodman blacked Recce's eyes- then telephoned the Warden a n d said ; .ie wanted to come back. The warden obliged: They're both back. Ho Hum! San Francisc n— People who yawn too widely and then d i s- cover something's wrong — have nothing on the Fourth Street drawbridge. It went up to allow a boat to pass — and it's still up. Tribute Taylorville, 111. The purchase of 320'),000 in war bonds was Tay- lorvillo's method of celebrating " a birthday party for Lt. Jack Stokes, who has been re-ported missing in action after the sinking of an Allied ship somewhere in the North Al- liinlic. To celebrate Stokes' 26th birthday .jnniversary, his parents and liis sister announced they would feek to sell $5,000 worth c;f war bonds. Then they raised the goal to $15.000. The three were hosts at the parly al the Stokes' drug etore and were kept Busy all day selling bonds, exceeding their goal by $185,000. BY CHARLES DUNKLEY | (Pinch Hitting for flustricken Hugh S. Fullerton, Jr.) Chicago. April 1G — (Xl'i —Kenc- saw Mountain Landis, 70 year-old commissioner of baseball, eased his feel down from his littered desk and fixed piercing eyes on his gues- tioner. "No one knows what will happen to baseball this summer." he blurt- i eel. "It would only be a guess. But I'hnvc every hope that we will finish the season, as usual, and lhal Ihe pennant races, in both leagues, will be exciting." Landis is an excellent listener but pulls no punches in expressing his view on almost everything—except baseball. His hair snow - white, he sits in a high back leather chair, behind a desk literally covered with papers, statues of baseball stars an airplane clock and various docu- op'enta piled two or three inches deep. His offices, high in an upper Michigan Boulevard sky-scraper, overlook cold, blue Lake Michigan. "How old are you'.'" he snapped. He was informer! honestly and readily. "Then, how in hell do you man- ago to stand this cold weather'."' he asked. "It's Brutal." Landis, who usually spends his winler vacation in Bellaire, Fla.. and visi's Ihe various major league training camps before returning north, spent the winter al 'homo in Chicago in keeping with the limes. "I had a couple of slight colds; otherwise, my health was fine," he said. ''But I don't like cold weather. It's brutal." Landis likes lo discuss the war, which he hope will be over by next fall. "But I want to bring oul one per- linent ooinl," he says, leaning over to shake a long finger in my face." Wo will ne-vor know when such things will end." Than he explained: "Why,i I remember talking with a French army officer at C a m p Grant in the spring of 1918. He- had just, come f/o Imhc front and was very pessimistic about the si- lualion of Ihe Allies al the lime. He led me la believe lhal we would be in for a long war, posibly 10 years. He thought Germany was prepared to fight on indefinitely. Little did he reali/.t- that Germany was staving to rack up internally at that very time." Landis believes lhal spring training in ihe norlh, above Ihe socalled Landis - Ea.strnan line provide sal- isfaclory to the players. He- said he hadn't' received one compliant, either from players or club officials. He laughed about a columnist who recently criticized him because six of Ihe clubs Irained in Indiana. "This man amused me greally," he chuckled, "by accusing me of forcing so many major league- clubs to train in iny home stale, which as you know, is Indiana." Landis is pleased to know lhal many Majo:- League stars such as Ted Williams. ." ,e Oi Maggio, Ted Lvi'iis, Bob Feller. Heel Ruffing Johnny Bea/.ley and a host of others — have entered the service of their country. "As prominent as they were, they >.iid the- wise thing in joining the- armed forces ys quickly us possible," he commented. Yet; those daffy guys are picking 'em',' Lukie-. Luke- Sewell, manager of the St. Louis Browns, says anybody who tries to pick pennant winner this star.on must be bairn. Good pitching, even sleady pilching will tell this year, more than any other, he says. "You'll see from six to eight 20- game winners in each league." Sewel! predicts." Those long ball hitters, those .820 men., have been thinned oul. Roy Weatherly, instead of Joe DiMaggio, will bo in Ihe Yankee line-up . Joe McCarthy will be afraid now, silling on the bench, instead of the opposing pitcher being scared to death." HocKey Star Gosltelig goes for gal softball. Johnny Gottsclig, member of the Chicago Blackhawk hockey team for Ihe lasl 10 years, has signed to manage- one of the All - American girls softball league teams, which Phil K. Wrlgloy, gum magnate and owner of Ihe Chicago Cubs, is bank rolling. Each of the six teams must earn .$45,000 before Wrigley will have his dough back. Sports Mirror By the Associated Pre s s Today A Y^ar Ago Baseoall leaders decided winner of 1942 all star game would oppose learns of players now in armed service.; at Cleveland the following night. Three Years Ago Bob Feller, Cleveland, pitched no hit game to beat Chit-ago While Sox 1-Q. It was first no - hit game ever pitched on opening day of major league season. Five Years Ago Scaoiscuil won SIS.000 race in Irack record time-, 1:4.9 for 1 1-8 miles, at Bay Meadows. Southern Teams Get Ready for Exhibition Tilts By PHIL CLARKE Atlanta. April 1C — i./l'i —- Jump, ing Joseph ICngcl, Ihe Challanooga boss man who has restrained from leaping into Ihe Tennessee river in behalf of a $100,000 War Bond purchase, today probably is happy that ho isn't all wet. Joe uas polished up lo greet Rene Monlragudo, his faithful soulhpaw pitcher from Cuba. Monteaguclo, who plays Ihe outfield while resting his salary limb, is a cheering addition lo the Lookouts hurling'corps, lie wired thal N he already has reached Ihe slates and wlil be in camp Saturday .or Sunday. At Little Rock. Manager Buck Fau.setl announced that first baseman. Bill i Fibber) McGhee would be available for the Travelers' initial oxiilbition. till against Memphis Sunday. MeGhee. a regular, plugs the Rocks' hole al first and gives the club a steady hiller. Second Baseman Myer Chosen, picked up when the Texas league folded, is missing from the fold and the Pebble management still seeks an experienced center - fielder. Manager Larry Gilbert enthused over uie mound ability of Rookie Dale Alderson in Nashville work.; outs .it Macon. Ga. Gilbert had hi.-: charges working hard on trick plays with emphasis on base stealing and beating out bunts. At Memphis. Manager Doc Pro- ihro's hopes to hit a new high after watching the- hitting of his rookie standouts. Bill Kramer, left-hand ed first sacker, and Outfielder Lee Gardner, broke up a Chick intni- sciuad name yesterday with t w o clean nits each which gave the Chicks regulars a 4 - 0 win over Catcher Micky O'Neill's Yannigans. Manager Buddy Lewis took slock on his starting Knoxville infield by moving Babe BenniiiK from third to second and drilling Frank Pict at short, Walter Lance at first and Andy Semincik at second. The combination clicked and Lewis seemed satisfied. A shortage of pitchers al New Orleans forced postponement of the scheduled Pelican - Tulane tussle game Saturday, but Manager RKA Blades announced that the game would be played next Wednesday. The Atlanta Crackers made only four Kits count yesterday to down fort flenning's infantry school 6-3. Bill Ayers and Ed Chitwood, both neweo.iiers, worked the pitching assignment for the Crackers. Birmingham smothered t h e Birmingham army base squad, 26-3 yesterday as Johnny Conway collected four hits in six trips to learl j the Baron balling barrage. Fights Last Night By the Associated Press Al Highland Park, .N. J. — Joe Carter, 150, Rome, N. Y., outpoinl- ed John B.-own. 152, New York (8). Fall River, Mass. — Willie Hagan. Ici2, Haverhill, knocked oul Tom Spencer, l(i(i, Navy (6). At Philadelphia — Joe Sofi, 190, Philadelphia, outpointed Fel Del i P.-u.li. 184, Philadelphia (8). At York, Pa. — Lou Brooks,183, Wilmington. Del. , knocked out Bill Gash.iw, 225, Johnstown, Pa. (li. Sacramento, Calif. — Aldo Spoldi, 142, New York, and Manuel Villa, If>0, Mexico, drew (10). greatest known."| another ' a better has hail Tom Harmon's Friends Still Have Hopes Ann Arbor. Mich., April 10 —(/!•) — Friends of Lieut. Tom llarmoh, dashing former all American halfy back missing on an army flight Inv/ Ihe Latin-American area, steadfastly clung to hope that he was safe today and Fritz Crlsler was one to help them. Calling Harmon "Ihe competitor I have ever Crisler said "there isn't guy in Hie world who has chani'e of reluming if he Ihe slimmest of breaks." Criser foolball coach and alhlclic direclor al the University of Michi- . .Jim, was confidant and advisor lo^ ' :Iarmo:i both when the Wolverine gridder was piling up a sensational iliiletic reco/d and in later business pursuit. Fritz' No. 1 protege has been missing since April 8. That' aUO the word (hero has been from the War Department. 'Call -it wishful thinking—maybe that's what It Is," Crisler said, "but I know Tom loo well. I know whal he has always done when the pres- „ sure was on him. I've seen his^-' cocktirene and tremendous physical slrenlh and I jusl won't believe he's through. "My trrcalest fear is that his fighting heart spoiled his chances. In a jam he'd stick with the plancQ to the I nut moment .even when reason dictated otherwise, rather than try to save himself." Faculty men and students prayed ".'ith Ann Arbor residents at a special mass yoslcnlav fn'- Tom' pafef return. Services at St. Mary's stud-' out chapel also were attended by the 2H - year old pilot's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Harmon. For Prompt and Courteous TAXI SERVICE PHONE 679 I will Appreciate Your Patronage. L. R. Urrey 679 Taxi Co, SERVICE 1150 Sorrel Saddle Stallion. $10,00 4 Star Bull $2.50 Boar $1.00 Fee at gate before service, but service guaranteed. At the Pines Dairy W. M. Ramsey WE DELIVER We pick up and deliver laundry and dry cleaning. 2-day service. Telephone 148 Cook's White Star Laundry & Dry Cleaners C THE OLD JUDGE SAYS ... " The more I read about it, Judge, the more I realize the tactics and requirements oj this war are as different from the one I fought in 25 years ago as night is from day." "Yes, and I can give you an example of how true that is, Fred. In World War I the chief uses of alcohol produced for war purposes were found in smokeless powder, medical supplies and chemical warfare materials. In this war the need for this product is far more vital because it is also used as a fuel to propel torpedoes, to make shatterproof glass for airplane windshields and instrument covers, to make lacquers used in camouflaging equipment and as a base for synthetic rubber needed for tires, gas masks, paratroop equipment and dozens of other things. "Every time I think of it, Fred, 1 realize how fortunate we were in having a beverage distilling industry in existence when war broke out...ready and willing to convert 100% to the production of this critically needed war product. I'm mighty sure bootleggers wouldn't have." Coiifirtuci of Alcoholic Uaaant tnduslrits, l>u

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