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^'.S^'X&^s'?!<.:'"•'•%s>$^ 1 -v< ' HOPE STAR, MOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, April 20, Ir Power Has Proved Deciding Factor in North Africa alvck nf !k4 I j. I* r Spring Cleaner President Visits RopeAngel 48-Hour Total 'iTe^L'tv malysis of the News by Mackenzie /; -,' Editorial Comment 1 Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeVVlTT MacKENZlE That's a magnificent job of spade wttrk the Anglo-American air fleets are 1 doing over northern Tunisia to prepare the way for the final as- <sault'by the Allied armies on, the Market Report ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards. 111., April 20 —(<?>')— (U. S. Dept. Agr.l — Hogs. 13.000: fairly active: weights over 170 Ibs. and sows steady to 5 lower lighter weights 10-20 lower: good and choice 180-310 Ibs, 14.90-15.00: largely 14.95 up; 160-170 Ibs. 14.405: 140-160 Ibs. 13.90 14.40: few 14.50; 100 - 130 Ibs. 12.90 13.65; sows mostly 14.50-75; few 14.80; stags 14.75 down. Cattle, 4,000; calves, 1.300; market opening about steady with Monday but steers and heifers showing slow understone; medium and good steers 14.25-16.25: common around 13.00 35: medium and good heifer and mixed yearlings 13.5015.50; some held considerably higher; higher than yesterday, May $1.55 5-8 July $1.43 7-8—34: September $1.44 5-8; corn was at ceiling limits, May $1.05: oats advanced 1-4 to 3-4 and rye 1 to 5-8 cents. Cash wheat no sales. Corn No. 2 yellow 1.07: No. 2 white 1.23 1-2. Oats sample grade mixed 65. Barley malting 92—1.07 nominal. NEW YORK COTTON New York, April 20 — itP) — Strength in grain prices and persistent trade price fixing against govrenement textile orders lifted cotton futures more than half a cent a pound today. Traders were cautious because of the delayed announcement of a common and medium cows 11.00- I ceiling price for raw cotton. i last-stand defenses of the Axis in this mall corner of Africa. I ers 25 higher,'good and choice AVe should have a far different | 15.50; medium and good 13.00-14.25: picture in Tunisia today were it ; nominal range slaughter steers i.nofe for this tremendous airpower j 12.00-17.25; slaughter heifers 11.00- ;%hfch is destroying enemy bases, I 16.25: stocker and feeder steers :cortirnunications, supplies, rein- 11.00-15.50. fofcenents and warplanes. The, Sheep, 1.750: receipts include •Axis fprees probably could hold ! four doubles clipped lambs, one put indefinitely. Indeed, but for the rapidly growing strength of the '.United Nations air forces. Marshal •Rommel likely would still be holding; his own in the Libyan desert, far from his present predicament 'Supremacy in the air over Africa has entirely altered the situation, for the Allies. A flash of what it means is "seem in yesterday's ^statement by our General Carl Spaatz, Allied air chief in the north- .west Africa theater who said our •forces had shot down 51 Axis "planes since March 20 against a ; loss: of 175, and had destroyed nearly 1,000 enemy planes on the ground In the few hours since Spaatz made that announcement his boys have added another string of planes shotdown. Commander in Chief Eisenhower's headquarters stated today that Allied planes had • de- •stroyed a two-day total of 112 Axis .machines, including 70 great transports. Were it not for the Allied air superiority Rommel's position now Swould be fairly impregnable. He is sitting on a coastal plain inside a vast natural, fortress. At his back ;in' the Mediterranean, with the great port of Bizerte and Tunis for bases Protecting him on all other sides.ls a range of mountains which swing- about him in a huge arc some 125 miles i n length, from ; coast to coast. Within this., amphitheater near atively "sm , Tunis stood'-that 11 great commercial wree light. eitjj of Antiquity, Carthage. And acrbss the coastal plains ^ were waged fierce,battles-.until finalto the proud city was^aestroyed^ by the Arabs under Hassan in 647 A D 'The Allied armies are standing " outside that arc. The only way ' they can get at Rommel is to force their way through gaps m the mountains, or up the coastal road which runs through Enfidaville in •front.'of..-General Montgomery's famous Eighth Army. 11 Actually we probably shall see • several Allied forces driving at Tunis and Bizerte simultaneously , through different valleys. However, that represents a difficult and cost, iy';job, for the enemy has fortified ' and heavily mined all routes through the mountains and as things now look will make a strong defense. Forcing the mountain gaps is a task which must be done by infantry. The air can help, of course, ^ by preventing supplies and reinforcements from reaching the Axis defenders, but the Axis defenses Chidden, among the natural conceal- ments of the mountains aren't easy to; reach with bombs. The ground : f.occes will have to batter their way through ; 'Once the Allied offensive is under ; v$y, our air forces will make it their business to keep the Axis cut off from all reinforcements and supplies by sea or by air. Anglo- American warplanes also will try M to render useless the numerous i Axis air fields which still exist on /Ifee. coastal plain, and thus prevent enemy warplanes from getting at ' the attacking Allied troops. 12.75: top sausage bulls 13.50; veal- Late prices were up 45 to 65 cents a bale May 20. 23, Jly 20.05 and Oct. 19.95. Future closed 45 to 65 cents a bale higher. May—opened, 20.07; closed. 20.23 Jly—opened, 19.95; closed. 20.05 closed, closed. double wooled lambs; around 600 head mostly clipped lambs trucked in; market not established. Oct—-opened, 19.82; closed, 19.94 Dec—opened. 19.78; closed. 19.90 Mch—opened, 19.74; closed, 19.87 Middling spot 22.08n: up 14 N - Nominal NEW YORK STOCKS New York, April 20 (£>)— The stock market today reverted to indecisive sluggishness. The ticker tape shifted haltingly from the start and turnover for the full proceedings of around 700,000 shares was one of the smallest of the year to date. While modest gains were fairly well distributed near the close, these were more than offset by declines. Bullish forces again had the benefit of favorable war developments and there was considerable optimism over the lack of an real selling. Bonds were uneven. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, April 20 — (If} — Grain prices turned abruptly higher after midsession today partly in sympathy with strength at Winnipeg, where the advance has amontued to 5 cents in the past two session. Passage by the house of the agricultural appropriation bill with the elimination of incentive payment to farmers also attracted considerable attention. The upturn was accelerated when buying of wheat and rye disclosed a dearth of offerings. Mill buing was rel- ativelmya lane dlid h ngTensm atively small and hedging sales jree light. Wheat losed 3-4 to 1 1-4 cents Verbal Clashes in Tulsa Murder Hearing Oklahoma City. April 20 — UP)— ness of the cle hearingfo r PhliKe tenseness of the clemency hearing for Phil Kennamer. 27, principal figure in a 1934 society slaying in Tulsa. exploded today in a verbal clash between- attorneys on opposite side before 200 spectators in the House of Representatives chamber. Eben Taylor, former Tulsa city attorney, declared that Dixie Gilmer. Tulsa county attorney, opposing the prisoner's pardon applcia tion, had stated that "he'd be glad to recommend clemency for the boy." Gilmer proecuted Kennamer. The slender Gilmer leaped to his feet vehemently denying the assertion, and said, "I can's le that go unchallenged." Taylor who was one of.severa friends of the Kennamer plea to appear voluntarily before the state pardon and parole board, was per mitted to continue . and claimec that Gilmer made the statemen December 1, 1941, to Federal Judge Franklin E. Knnamer, father o the applicant. Green wood gives off less hea than seasoned wood. ' A young woman's fancy turns to thoughts of spring cleaning, and Los Angeles has named Dretty Kay Crosby their official clean-up girl. • Highway Workers Receive Instructions Little Rock, April 20 —iff)— Eighteen members of Highway Depart- mentweighing crews received instructions in Arkansas revenue laws today preparatory to going to President Visits (Continued From Page One) I hundred feel from the line of fire of machine guns und mortars spattering lice and tracer ammunition ' into nn "enemy" position in the ' wooded hills of west Georgia. The men were learning how to solve a bnttle indoctrination problem under conditions which more nearly approached actual combat than any- thin" the chief executive had seen. The emphasis was entirely on military might as Mr. Roosevelt's special train rolled in and out of the southeastern states. He visited no war production plants. He passed through or skirted cities and towns and the only crowds he saw were in khaki. He made no speeches. Morale undoubtedly got a boost, for wherever the commandcr-in- chief appeared, always unannounced, eyes lighted up and smiles appeared on thousands of faces. If there Was any skimping on demonstrations of enthusiasm, apparently rigid discipline could be held responsible. But at two stops the enthusiasm bubbled up into ringing cheers and unrestrained applause. At the WAAC center at Oglethorpe some of the newcomers just couldn't hold themselves in check. They shrieked and yelled and beat their hands together. And as the president left, after watching twentyfour companies of trainees past in review, more of the girls, including some wearing military police arm bands, ran pell mell toward his car. But they couldn't keep up with its speed. The next day, Palm Sunday, thousands of soldiers were off duty at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark., and they and their officers cut loose at the top of their lungs as Mr. Roosevelt rode through the post. He attended church services with 3,400 of them in a tremendous filled louse, and when he waved to the aoys afterward the din was ear- shattering. The trip had no obvious political work next week as Revenue partment employes under a De- 1943 act consolidating traffic functions of the two offices. Those attending revenue department weighing crews received in-: ing" crews which have been checking lor overloads. Another school will be held Thursday for the 26 revenue and highway employes stai-! tioned at ports of entry at Blytheville, West Memphis, Lake Village, El Dorado, Springdale, Alma, Corning and Fulton. Under the consoldiated setup the employes will enforce all revenue laws in addition to checking of overloads. Annual gym meet of the Women's College, University of North Carolina, included this routine by Katharine Fishel called "Angel on the Ropes." Barefoot Girl • SERIAL STORY DARK JUNGLES BY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPYRIGHT, 1943. NEA SERVICE, INC. 'Buy Jeep' Campaign on at Emmet School Emmet High School is sponsoring a 'Buy a Jeep" drive. Thus far enough bonds and stamps have been bought for two jeeps and expect to buy another before the i drive ends April 30. Two grades, j seventh and eight, are hundred per j participants in the drive. THE STORY: Harry Fielding has come to Guatenuiln In xeiirch of n quicksilver mine operated by the Quiche Indian irilie. lie and his Mexlunn guide, Jose, finally reach Q, u I c U e terrtlory. The vhief'x council listen t« Harry 1 * plea that America ncedn quick- Hilver and promlnc to give him an answer the following morning. When nn Indian girl in nt- tarkcd, Barry in accuncd and held prisoner. JOMC managed to steal two ninlex for their CNCIIPC. On the trail again. Harry In suddenly stricken with malaria. He ehnfex •when the faithful Jose Insists they flnd their way Illicit to Allison Topping's plantation and de- Iny the (luiohe Indian venture until he i» completely well. * * * LILA IS WORRIED CHAPTER XIV TOSE and Barry had broken J camp a little after midnight. A yellow disk of moon floated in a cloudless sky. "It will be cooler traveling at night," Jose had said. "And with a full moon we can make good time. We will reach the jungle about daybreak." Barry rode ahead and Jose A new type of grease which sticks trailed closely behind. Jose insisted on frequent stops and made Barry stretch out on the sweet- smelling grass and rest a while. Barry's arms and legs felt like sticks of wood with the strength drained out of them. His fever had gone, but it had burned the energy out of him and left only a listless husk. Barry got slowly to his feet, his legs wobbling under him. "I feel much better," he insisted "I'm sure I can make it now." "One more hitch now and we will reach the jungle," Jose said "We should make it to the plantation before noon. I will take the lead now. The path through the to metal parts has been developed \ jungle is treacherous. If you fee for lubricating farm machinery. Post-war prefabricated houses, designed to fit individual needs, will cost only $500 to $900 per room, scientists predict. For Prompt and Courteous TAXI SERVICE PHONE 679 1 will Appreciate Your Patronage. L. R. Urrey 679 Taxi Co. SIRYICi 1150 Sorrel Saddle Stallion $10.00 4 Star Bull $2.50 Soar $1.00 Fee at gate before service, but service guaranteed. At the Pines Doiry W. M. Ramsey faint, call out and we'll stop again." On they plodded, their sure footed little beasts picking thei: way cautiously over rocks tha projected themselves abruptly from the earth. With a trained eye, Jose picked the narrow open ing in the solid wall of trees anc they started down the jungle traL The light of the moon was shu out, and they were moving mor slowly through the inky black ness. * « * TT seemed to Barry that year •*• had passed when he saw ahea the thin fingers of sunlight wher they broke through a clearing, was like finding the reassurin beacon of a lighthouse in a worl of black uncharted water. knew they were approaching th plantation. Next, men's voice came to him. Clear, deep, chest voices that rang through the stil ness. He knew the native chicle ros were at wprfc slashing thei g-zag pattern in the trunks of he zapote trees. Jose, riding lead, looked fuzzy and distant. e could again feel burning fever n his brow. Jose pulled his mule a stop. 'Hurrah! We have made it!" he houted triumphantly. Barry turned his eyes then to he chicleros perched like moneys high up in the towering trees winging their machetes, the right blades glistening in the sun. hen his eyes followed the trees to the ground where he the sharp, efficient corn- own eard mands of a woman's voice as she irected the bleeding of the trees. At that instant the owner of the oice stepped out from behind a ree—it was Allison. A new Allia vital, commanding Allison, fer golden hair was cropped close ike a man's, she wore a wnite man's shirt open at the throat, er leather boots were splattered vith gray mud. Barry looked for a moment and then the light faded nd he slumped from the mule's lack to the ground — he had ainted. Jose heard the dull thud as Barry fell to the soft ground. He lid from his mule quickly and ncked Barry up in his powerful arms. Allison came running across he clearing. "What's happened to him!" she cried as she looked at the chalky, drawn face, the wasted thin body. "He's been very sick," Jose said quietly. "For over a week now I have nursed him for malaria." "Bring him to my estancia," Allison commanded. "I'll go ahead to get the bed ready." Jose car- icd the sick man in his arms as if he had been a baby. * * * C|LOWLY Barry opened his eyes and then closed them again against the strong light. When again he opened them objects in the room took on a dim, ghostly shape. "Where am I? What has happened?" he asked thickly. Allison was standing in front of the dresser stirring some medicine in a glass. She turned and came to the side of the bed. Her hand closed over Barry's. "You're going to be all right now," she said quietly. "You've been very sick. It was just a week ago today that you and Jose arrived here at the plantation." Strange wonderment filled Barry's eyes as gradually full realization dawned on him. He smiled very faintly. "I remember now—you—chicle- ros—then all went black." Allison gave Barry his medicine and left the room. When she re- turned, his eyes were brighter and. color had crept back in his cheeks,' Allison had a letter for Barry. "A letter from Lila," she said. "The chicleros brought it in from Puerto Barrios a week ago, right after you blacked out on us. I didn't open it for three days— then I thought it might be something important—something that should be answered, so I read it!" "Was it important?" Barry asked. "She was worried because she hadn't heard from you." "I suppose I'd better try to answer it." Allison said coolly, "I didn't know how long you'd be unconscious so I answered it for you." Barry frowned. "Let me seo the letter." * * * A LLISON handed it to him and -fX significance. The president did see five governors, but not for formal conferences. They simply appeared and rode with him at various places he visited. They included Olin D. Johnston of South Carolina, Ellis Arnall of Georgia. Chauncey Sparks of Alabama, Prentice Cooper of Tenn- c-see and Homer E. Adkins of Arkansas. The govenors of Virginia and North Carolina were omitted because there were no inspections in their states. The secret of this trip was not as well kept as was that of the jour- npv last fall. Rumors werci flying all through the south, and at many oost. officers- and men said they had had a good idea of who was c.orrrijijc.;ahead of time. •'w'efb clustered along the rail lines the president travelled, but they may have been attracted by the fact that soldiers were on guard all alons the way. in some areas at intervals of only a hundred yards. At every military establishment the chief executive saw, with the exception, of course, of the WAAC training center, big guns, tanks, •rifles, and all the materiel neces- sarv for combat operations were in evidence in profusion — down to pickaxe handles and galoshes. He was asked about this wealth of material as compared with whal the nation started with, and he commented favorably upon it. Las fall there was enough for training but peak production hnd not been achieved, he said. While the troops looked snappici than they did last fall, Mr. Roose veil said it should be remembered that he had been seeing more sea soned troops. He observed that in the last war troops went oversea and completed training there, bu now they are about ready to fish when they leave this country. The president spoke of the im provement in living conditions, ii food, sanitation and housing and o how men would benefit permanent ly from their training in bctte health and mental alertness. A year of military training doe nobody any harm, he declared. On the average, he said, men put o left the room. He read it slowly and then read it again. It was so typical of Lila. She was frantic that he hadn't written. A plane arrived from Puerto Barrios that carried no letter from him. Didn't i about'10"pounds, "take 'four "inche he know how impatient she was to hear? She would never let him get out of her sight again. After off their waist and put an inch on their chests. Some even gain an inch in height. 48-Hour Total (Continued From Pnge One) eight dead and f>0 injured, the Rome radio said. (The Italian announcement also declared nn Allied submarine had been sunk in the Tyrrhenian sea after a long chase by nn nnli-sub- marine boat. i The German comnuinqiue also said then: was lively activity in the Tunisian mountains and said several "local enemy attack" hnd been repulsed. (The Berlin radio, in n broadcast recorded by the Associated Press, asserted that the German air force destroyed 13 Allied planes yesterday in Tunisia. U also -declared that a German bomber formation carried out n successful raid against barracks and air field installations in the southern Tunisian coastal area.) The Allied air forces, emphasizing their supremacy over Tunisia and Uie Mediterranean with their punishing blows to Axis air strength, furnished a token of whal they can do both to Rommel's aerial supply lines and to whatever hope he may have of Inking any sizable portion of his army out of Tunisia by plane. The British fleet, including surface vessels and submarine, and flying fortress bused in North Africa gave Rommel the first taste of ultimate defeat by severely curtailing h.is ship supply lanes across the Sicilian channel. Now RAF and American fighter plnne power is strangling his air lifeline, i Dr. Ross to Speak Wednesday Nighf- The Rev. IT. L. Ross of the Southern Presbyterian Mission in Mexico will address the congregation of the local Presbyterian church Wednesday night at 7:45. A large crowd is expected. The public is invited. Old manuscripts show that the manufacture of writing ink had reached n hii!h degree of perfection in the middle ages. Albany, Ore., April 20 —(K-Y- Oregon's "Lower 13" murder case, outgrowth of n fantastic knife slaying in the virtual presence of a crowded sleeping car's score or more passengers. may be given to the jury today. Leroy Lomnx, attorney defendont Robert E. Leo Folkcs, 20-ycnr-old Nfcin'ti dinint; fa:' cook charued with killing pretty Mrs. Martha Virginia .lames, 1M, of Norl'ok, Vn., said he i had only four or five more witnesses to present. Lonuix, opening the defense cnso yesterday, called nine witnoses. most of them Ni-firo members of the train crc\v, in an attempt to prove the defendant was working in the dining cnr gaily at the lime ot the slaying. ONE OF THE GREATEST eiOOO-MON IONICS Y ° Buu ?r Tou Rlrla who oulTcr from simple nncmln, or who lose so much during monthly periods you feel tired, wenk, "drnKKed out"—-due to low blood Iron—try Lydlu Plnkhnm's TABLETS—one of the best ixnd quickest home wnys to help build up red blood to got more strcnuth—In such discs. Get Plnklmm's TnbiL'ts today/ Follow label directions. I. E DELIVER We pick up and deliver laundry and dry cleaning. 2-day service. Telephone 148 Cook's White Star Laundry & Dry Cleaners Carol Jean Moses, Santa Monica coed, comes to class sans shoes to save ration coupons for dunce and party footwear. EASTER FROC Just Received i: The diaphragm is the busiest muscle in the human body; it completes a half billion movements in un ordinary lifetime. this trip she was going to insist on ! i t might almost be said, he as- a desk'job for Barry, right there in New York; no more of these trips into places so remote, so dangerous. Barry released the letter and it fluttered to the floor. He lay there quietly for a while staring at the ceiling. serted, that between military training and rationing, we will have a stronger race of people. Mr. Roosevelt mentioned the similarity in uniforms of officers and men, which he called an obvious precaution that should have been It has been shown medically that a child grows most rapidly in the summer, slowest in the winter. - -AZ>«eu»-- -. - - — The ancient Egyptians are believed in have brought the art of tanning leather to a hiyh stute of oerfcclion. The ancient Greeks and Romans painted signs on walls in public places as a means of spreading news. There are more than 2o scientific theories which ;ittc>mpt to explain the asymmetry of the 1 human body. Later Allison came back with [taken years ago, so that the leaders would not be picked off so easily under combat conditions. He observed too, that the higher officers are much younger than they were in the last war. The president said he had made no startling discoveries on this tour, but he said he had learned that the marine corps at Parris Island was getting a high percentage of recovery from neuropsychic some fruit juice in a glass and bent over the bed. Barry drank it slowly. "Sit down," he said. "I want to talk to you." Allison brushed a hand across " her forehead after she had drawn up a chair. "This heat," she said. "I wonder if anyone ever gets used to it?" "They tell me they do," Barry said. "But it wasn't the heat that I wanted to talk about." "I know it's that letter!" Allison said gayly. "Just what did you say?" "Oh, not much, really. Just a short, friendly note to tell her that you had been sick, but that you would come along all right," "You told her, of course, that I was staying here, with you?" "What else could I tell her?" Allison said a little sharply. "Oh, I know I'm an ungrateful cad, after all you've been through for me—but—well, I just wish you hadn't written her—that's all." A light twinkled mischievously in Allison's blue eyes as she said, "I'm sorry, Barry. For once I really thought I was doing the right thing." (To Be Continued) cases which were put to work on a farm there and helped turn out 20 to 25 per cent of the vegetables and meat for the post. When it was pointed out that he seemed to be concentrating on military installations, he asserted that the southeast was a region of relatively little indutry. He had passed up tho Navy i WAVEs, he said, adding with a chuckle that the War Department had arranged his 1rip and that he was afraid the WAACs were doing a lot of crowing. DRESSES Flashes of Life By The Associated Press The Modern Age Lexington, Mass. — Paul Revere did bettre in 1775 than he did yesterday. In a re-enactment of the famous ride, the horse threw a shoe and the rider impersonating Revere had to search for a half hour to find a blacksmith. He arrived at Lexington Green 45 minutes late. i next the garden — fracturing hi:> i leg. Two-Chair Crisis Hollister, Mo. — Most pi-easing problem before the city council of this Ozark mountain village: How to reopen the town's two- chair barber shop, .since all barbers hereabouts have departed for war plants. One complaining villager told the council: "We shouldn't have to choose be The Farm F r ont Denver — Frank Mannix, intent j on yanking a boulder from his gar- • tween long hair or permitting our den, lay sprawled on the ground, i craniums to be weighted down with tugging with all his might. A car backed down a driveway rnili< crocks while our wives trim our haii' Take your pick from "n" plain suit dress stunners—new printed pretties — wonderful chalk- striped casuals. All excitingly simple, expensively detailed — they look twice their low price. Catch compliments in them through Spring and and on to Summer, too! EASTER HATS 1.49 and 1.' SCOTT STORES Hope's Leading §e and IQc

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