HOPE STAR, MOM, ARKANSAS Friday, May 7, 1943 lissofini Preparing Country for Shock of Defeat I I lalysis of *»»' Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. ,fey DeWITT MacKENZIE [« Mussolini and his stooges are giv- ' ing a realistic exhibition of condemned men saying farewells after walking their last mile. i That really isn't surprising.Tf you make allowance for the emotional strain they must be undergoing as they see disaster nose-diving on them. There can be small I doubt that Italy is facing a crisis. [ Word from Tunisia — lyong only I ninety miles from Sicily — is that ' the Allies today continue to press ria about the cornered Axis forces , iri^the Bizerte and Tunis sectors for the coup de grace. Many ominous signs warrant the Italians in fearing an Allied invasion of their fath- |; r erland as Tunisia falls. ^Indeed, the Paris radio says a ng Allied convoy has sailed from |f Gibraltar. It's reported to include ^- twenty transports loaded with landing barges and armored vehicles. iWhat would such a convoy be up p,io, ''wandering about the Mediterranean? • .Meantime unrest is setting in 1 the Balkans — the territory that ; JVTussilini once navely considered r'his "sphere of influence," while [-'Hitler grinned. The Turks are pol- l^ishing up the buttons on their uni- • forms — just in case. ^-Small wonder, then, that the Italian dictator should be quaking. I'll j:;wage he has bigger pouches under I'" his eyes than I saw him wearing at the Munich conference. Then he pwas terrified that Hitler would go to war; now he's terrified because h'e knows Hitler can't make war vigorously enough to save Italy. ."-On the anniversary of Mussolini'^; . creation of his empire. In 1936, he has declaimed to his people: • ""The great enterprise is not fin- Dished; it is simply interrupted. We Will return." ! Carlo Scorzia, secretary of the l-Fascist party, has told Italy: "Should we fall, we must fall with honor and dignity." So Mussolini and his henchmen are preparing their country for the shock of final defeat. But he won't return to his African empire. Little Haile Selassie has resumed the throne of the Lion of Judah. Other territories have gone by the board. Mussolini should have been with me when I toured his great colonization zone in Libya a short time ago. The colonists had fled with Montgomery's advance, and the Senussi had come back from the desert to which the Italians had driven them. Thousands of neatly whitewashed farm houses, with ".Duce" painteJ in letters two feet high on thoir walls, stood as whitcd markers of the grave of his imperial dreams. The Allied high command continues to let the Axis do all the talking about invasion plans. The only thing we can say with certainty is that it would be logical for the United Nations to strike a quick blow at least against Sicily and Sardinia in conjunction with the finish of the Tunisian battle. Such an operation would serve the double purpose of unblocking the shipping route through the Sicilian channel and paving the way for invasion of the Italian mainland. If these two great islands were seized immediately, this also would effectively cut off the escape of any more Axis troops from Tunisia, since they have been making Sicily and Sardinia their first refuges in running the gantlet. Yesterday's Stars By T"e Associated Press Glen Stewart and John Podgany. Phillies — Former hit triple in tenth inning to beat Dodgers, who were held to five hits latter. Charley Keller and George Stirn- weiss, Yankees — Keller's 400-foot triple decided first game against Red Sox and Stirnweiss scored winning run in second, hitting a single in ninth inning and then scampering around bases on two buts and a wild throw. Roger Wolff, Athletics— Kept the hits so well scattered he shut out Senators." Hiram Bithorn, Cubs — Pitched seven-hit ball and kept Cardinals blanked to ninth inning. Dennis Galehouse and George McQuinn, Browns — Former pitched five hit shutout and latter hit ninth - inning triple to set up winning run against Tigers. Jeff Heath and Buddy Rosar, Indians — Each batted in two runs to lead offensive against White Sox. THESE'S A SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS AND NURSES! YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO BE ILL... Illness is a 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 have many preventive medicines and simple home remedies to help you! Call us! DO YOUR SHARE . . . KEEP FIT! The Leading Druggist WARD & SON Phone 62 We've Got It Travelers Again Take Memphis for 3rd Straight By REX THOMAS Atlanta, May 7 l.-T 1 )— They hit everything but the umpire in the Southern Association yesterday and the four games produced the astounding total of 97 hits and 72 runs. Eight were home runs, four wont for three bases and 17 were two - baggers. Surprisingly enough, the biggest barrage came at Knoxville, where the sixth - place Lookouts romped away with a 23 to 0 victory over the next-to-the-cellar Smokies. The game produced 43 hits, including six homers, a three - base bingle and four two - base blows. Chattanooga matched its runs with 23 safety clouts. In the other three contests, New Orleans routed Birmingham, 14 to 4, with the Pels racking up 10 hits to the Barons' nine: Nashville waltzed off with a 11 to 1 decision over Atlanta, getting 14 safeties to eight for the Crackers, and Little' Rock won a mild affair with Memphis, scoring six runs and 12 hits to four runs and 11 bingles for the Chicks. The day's results left Birmingham again tied with Nashville for the league lead, with Little Rock only half a game behind. Errors also played no little part in the proceedings and added greatly to the worries of Memphis Doc Prothro. He benched Outfielder Paul Martin for making three boners in Wednesday night's game. Then Frank Veverka, who replaced Martin, pulled a sleeper which cost the Chicks last night's game in the ninth inning. Veverka will shift back to the mound tonight, opposing Ed Lopat. Manager Buddy Lewis, in an effort to plug the leaks in the Knoxville Smokies' comic opera fielding, planned to shift Cy Roberts to centerfield. Babe Benning to third base and Micky Urban to second. He will call on Herb Anderson for hurling duties in today's tea party. John (Ox) Miller is clue to pitch for Chattanooga. Nashville and Atlanta play again tonight with Wally Singer on the mound for the Vols against Vernon Curtis for Atlanta. Howard Fox is scheduled to start the game for Birmingham in tonight's fiesta at New Orleans, and Vernon (Trader.) Horn is on tap for the Pels. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Highland Park, N. J. — St. Thomas, 202, New York, scored a technical knockout over Leonard Floren, 204, Oklahoma Cit (5). Fall River, Mass. — Jackie Capparell, 158, Boston, outpointed Freddie Flores, 154, New York, (10;. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. Wide World Sports Columnist New York, May 7 — (#') — Harvard's announcement that it won't play intercollegiate football next tall surprised exactly nobody here abouts. And, as an old Princeton jrad, we might comment; "It's not the first time — and we don't mean during World War One, either.". . . Since they're playing a high school team at. the end of spring practice, maybe the Harvard boys decided they'd found their class and might as well stay in it. Spring Practice Taking a more serious Igok at the football situation, a recent note from the south points out that a lot of the colleges down that way would like to have teams but may not be able to support them unless they get contributions from the state treasuries. . . Report from the Big Ten is that Ohio State, Iowa and Indiana are the hardest hit by player losses so far, but a listing of the Buckeyes who may be back sounds like a pretty promising squad from here . . . Colleges in all sections have been reporting big spring turnouts, but most of the boys just wanted to get themselves toughened up for military service. Today's Guest Star Gene Sullivan, St. Joseph (Mo.) News Press: "Lou Novikoff still is on the west coast demanding more money before he will report to the Cubs, but practically nothing has been carried on the wires about him and the Chicago papers mention the fact only casually. . . After all, holding out in North Africa means something different from holding out in the National League." One-Minute Sports Pa'ge Toledo Golfers, who raised $I,COO last year in a tournament to buy cigarettes for soldiers, are planning another big event June 21 for a war prisoners' relief fund. They hope to hit 32,500 this time. . . Jack Hurley, Chicago fight promoter, hung around the railroad station until 3:30 a.m. The other clay waiting for Manager George Moore to arrive so he could put in a bid for Henry Armstrong's services. . . . Harry Mendel, who got a lot of experience feeding six day bike riders and helping to guide Tony Galento's career, opens a food and drink emporium in Paterson, N. J., tomorrow. . . Returning from their hockey school in western Canada, Eddie Shore and Art Chapman of the Buffalo Bisons report they uncovered a goalie who is almost a duplicate of Gordic (Shutout) Bell . . . Gotdic Ahcarn is planning several big outdoor fights in Washington this summer, since the American league wouldn't let Clark Griffith keep the ball park busy every night. Service Dcpt. Pvt. Francis Smith, one of the Army fighters from Carlsbad, N. M., who took part in the Derby eve show at Louisville, is in a tough spot if he fails to obey his second's orders. His second is Col, William Lewis, commanding officer of the post. . . Lieut. Andrew Curlce. former Auburn basketball and baseball star who had received several decorations for bravery, recently was killed in action while leading a flight of bombers in North Ffrica. . . Lieut. Ocl Johnson and Marine Capt. B. D. Godbold. Polo player and basketball manager, respectively in their college days at Auburn, arc war prisoners in Japan. . . Clinton Wager, six - foot, 6 1-2 inch Chicago Bears end who was drafted last fall just before the pro league playoff, has been discharged from thi Army. They couldn't find a bunk long enough for him. hospilalization followed extraction of two wisdom teeth. Reunion Planned of Presbyterians Atlanta, May 7 —(/I')— Although no vote Is anticipated until after the war is "happily ended," a plan for reunion of the Presbyterian Church in the United Stales and the Presbyterian church in the United States of America will be submitted for study at the 83rd session of the general assembly if the U. S. Church May 27 to June i at Montreal, N.C., it was announced today. The Rev. Dunbar H. Ogclen of New Orleans, secretary of the assembly's permanent committc on cooperation and union, said the plan would be prcsenlcd without recommendation for acceptance or rejection, but with the suggestion that it be distributed to ministers and laymen for sludy. Mrs. Oliver Mills in L. R. Hospital Mrs. Oliver Mills is unable to bc- Mrs. Oliver Mills in unable to begin teaching local Red Cross nursing courses because she is in Baptist Hospital at Little Rock, it was learned today. Class dates will beset later, it is understood. Her WMC Defers (Continued From Page One) might create an inverse manpower problem — unemployment — unless there were exemptions tor communities with labor surpluses, such as New York, where workers "freed" from their old jobs might not be able to find new ones. Exemptions also would have to be made, they said, for dangerous or fatiguing work, as well as foi plants where the working schedule depends on availability ot materials. "If too many exemptions would be necessary, we won't adopt a national 48-hour week," they said. ration, and the AFL executive council will convene here May 18. The assertion that the board was 'tottering" came from Philip Pearl, editor of the AFL weekly news service, who charged the president and Brynes dealt the WLB "a fatal blow" several months ago by undermining "its power, prestige and authority" in an effort to "stop" Lewis. He said the UMW chieftain outmancuvcred the administration by sidestepping the WLB, "knowing its machinery was geared to kick him In the face," and that it was doubtful whether the board could recover. Axis Positions (Continued From Page One) road and rolled eastward. The infantry at first formed the spearhead of the drive, taking high ground and wiping out anil - tank gun positions. Then British armored units which shot around the town were already advancing toward St, Cyprient, six miles up the road. Many of the enemy were killed. To the American bag of more- than 1,000 prisoners in the north, the First Army added many hur.drod.s. The captives included some German elite troops, who cracked as did the others under the terrific bombing, shelling, tank assaults and infantry attacks. U. S. detachments on the British left flank attacked the highlands guarding Chouigul, 21 miles west of Tunis and by lOa. m., forward elements had reached their objective in ships strong enemy re- slstancc. The troops involved were among those who had takc n Ma- tcur, the communications junction between Tunis and Bizcrta. ( I WORLD'S LARGEST SdlER AT IQt AIRCRAFT JOBS OPEN For Trained Men and Women For full particulars listen to KWKH Monday, thru Friday 6:50 a. m. Sunday night 8:20 p. m. Also Electric Welding See—Or Write to Shrcvcport Aeronautical Institute Room No. 442 Grim Hotel, Tcxarkana Market Report NEW YORK STOCKS New York, May 7 — (fP)— After seven successive rising sessions, Wall streeters today thought it a good time to go home with more stock market profits and the result was an irregularly lower price shift. Uneven tendencies appeared at the start in fairly active dealings. There were subsequent slowdowns but volume continued around the two - million - share or better total for the fifth day in a row. While individual spots of strength were in evidence, losses of fractions to around 2 points were in the majority near the close. Begins Monday, May 10th In The NEW YORK COTTON New York, May 7 —•(#•)— Cotton turned lower in late dealings today on nervous liquidation and hedging, influenced by the favorable tenor of the news abroad. Late afternoon prices were unchanged to 30 cents a bale lower, May 20.25, July 20.02 and Oct. 19.88. Futures closed unchanged to 65 cents a bale lower. May opened, 20.29; closed. 20.23 Jly—opened, 20.07; closed 20.03-05 Oct—opened, 19.95; closed, 19.84 Dec—opened, 19.88; closed, 19.72 Mch—opened, 1.85; closed, 19.71 Middling spot 22.02n; up 1. N - Nominal. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, May 7 (/P) — Wheat prices dropped about a cent today in a persistent downturn as selling from losses with southwestern connectoins met a little buying power. Liquidation apparently was based upon more favorable growing weather for crops i n some sections of the hard wheat belt. Oats were steady at the start, but slumped later alonjk with the bread cereal. Rye exhibited a weak undertone throughout the session, although trading was relatively light. Corn remained at ceilings, with only a few small lots of the September contract changing hands. Whout sank rapidly near the end and closed 1 5-8—2 cents lower May $1.44 1-4, July $1.43 1-4—18. i corn was unchanged at ceilings, May $1.05. oats Vere 1-2—3-8 lower and rye lost 11-8 — 1 1-2. Wheat: No. 2 hard 1.47 3-4. Corn: No. 1 yellow 1.07; No. 2, i 1.07; No. 3, 1.051.06 1-2; No. 5, 1.04. Oats: No. 2 mixed 65 1-2; No. 2 white 65 12. Barley malting: 92-1.07 nominal; feed 83-88 nominal. sows 1425-50; stags 14.50 down. Cattle. (iOO; calves, 300; generally steady; small lots of medium and good steers 14.50 - 15.25; good and choice mixed yearlings and heifers 14.40 15.GO; medium mixed and heifers 13.00 - 14.00; common and medium cows 11.00-13.00; medium and good sausage bulls 12.5013.75; good and choice vealers 1G.OO: medium and good 13.50-14.75 nominal range slaughter steers 11.50 - 1G.75; slaughter heifers 10.75 - 16.00; stocker and feeder Steers 10.75 - 15.25. Sheep, 3,000; run late in arriving; receipts consist of 24 decks mostly clipped lambs from southwest; no early action. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, May, 7 — (/I 1 )— Poultry, live, 6 trucks, market unchanged. Labor Unions (Continued From Page One) ever decision results from the board's hearings in the coal case would receive anything but a cold shoulder from UMVV President John L. Lewis who has termed the WLB "prejudiced" against the miners. Those developments b r o k e against a background of planned labor probes of the board and the government's wage policy. President Philip Murray called an extraordinary meeting of the CIO executive board for next Friday at Cleveland to discuss what lie called the "crisis" in the government's wage and price adminis- T£ ST Petroleum Jcllti Thh ll'ai/ Unread Morollne between thumb »ml nncer. UmK flbrca prove Morolmo a lilBll quality. Kor minor burns, cuts, charm, brulacs, abranlona aim skin Irritations. Of, triple ulzc, ouly lot. How Drug Stores Will Co-operate With Wednesday Closing Effective May 12 all the drug stores of Hope will close every Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock—except one store. Each taking its turn in alphabetical order, one drug store will remain open Wednesday afternoon, the other four closing at 1 p. m. The emergency service drug store remaining opc-n on Wednesday afternoon will close at 6 p. m., not observing the usual night hours. We ask your co-operation in this new closing plan —and remember to shop early on Wednesdays. Briant's Drug Store John P. Cox Drug Co. Crescent Drug Store John S. Gibson Drug Co. Ward & Son (I (f ^^^^P *^fl^p ^BBd^^ ^^B^WPI^^ ^^Bl^F ^^^^^^^ ^^B^^ ^™RMr^BSSf (PBHW ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., May 7 I'AMU. S. Dpt. Agr.) — Hogs, 0,000; weights over 170 Ibs. steady to weak; lighter weights and sows steady to strong; bulk good and choice 180 - 270 Ibs. 14.70 - 74; top 14.75; 280 - 370 Ibs. 14.50-70; 16010 Ibs. 14.25-50; 140 - 160 Ibs. 13.751425; 100 - 130 Ibs. 1265; 1350; Hope Siores to Be Closed Every Wednesday Afternoon Due to conditions facing civilian business in wartime the stores of Hope will close every Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock-beginning Wednesday, May 12. Shoppers of the Hope trade territory are asked to bear in mind the fact that Wednesday is a half-holiday when arranging trips to town. By this kind of co-operation every shopper will personally contribute something to the war effort- releasing the personnel of the stores half a day each week for the extra activities required i n wartime, such as cultivation of Victory Gardens, Red Cross work, and many other community duties. The Wednesday half holiday will be observed by all of the following Hope businesses: FURNITURE STORES DEPARTMENT STORES BEAUTY SHOPS SPECIALTY STORES BANKS GROCERIES & MARKETS BARBER SHOPS MILLINERY SHOPS HARDWARE STORES SHOE STORES VARIETY STORES THE MERCHANTS COMMITTEE of Hope, Arkansas J ill C.
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