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MOM STAR, MOM, ARKANSAS Monday, May 17, Hies Must View Reports From Europe With Caution 9 iTiV Editorial Comment - Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeWITT MacKENZIE f . While mushroom rumors of I Italy's impending collapse undoubtedly are watered by wishful thinking, and therefore should be • reguarded with great caution, there if can be small doubt that the little , kingdom is 1 indeed rocking and /' that Mussolini the Duce is in ~>ad way. f |fy 'Reports from. London that Hit- K/ler is planning to withdraw and Cleave his Italian stooge to stand x ttt invasion alone don't sound i» Wholly unreasonable. Undoubtedly *>the Fuehrer up to this junction ,,*has been prepared to defend Italy *> strongly, but the elimination of the jSf-Axis from North Africa has ^ changed the Mediterranean pic- £ ture entirely. ,V As things stand, Italy is a very [$bad insurance risk. So long as Hit- Mer, held powerful air and submarine bases on the North African they see the game is up, just as heir comrades did in Tunisia. Rumors Ural King Emanuele may abdciate in favor of Crown Prince Umberto lack confirmation trom any source. If the king should withdraw it wouldn't be because of iiis personal unpopularity but to make way for his more vigorous son. There was a time long ago when the royal family sunk fairly low in public esteem, but that situation has changed. When I was in Italy not long before the war the king had recovered his hold on the public and there was no doubt that, if Mussolini passed out of the picture, the king would again become the real head of Italy. Since then the people more and more have leaned longingly towards the old monarch. So far as concerns Umberto, some years ago his standing wasn't too high with the public because of his playboy activities. However, he lias pulled up his socks and reinstated himself in the good will of the people. He probably would be acceptable to the public as king if his father chose to make way. day United States Flying Fortresses bombed enemy positions at Kahili and on Ballalc island, starting huge fires. Successful attacks also were launched against other targets on Buin, Kahili and Ballale. . '.coast he had a good chance to de- I'lend Italy, and gave indications *' that he intended to do so. Now, however, the Allies' possess the K" African bases, rendering Italy highly vulnerable to attack. >- »# *** M and wnen tne Aiiies attempt k p "jnVcksion, much must depend on air •C ft, Sower. They now hold over whelm- jng, aerial superiority and unless Hitler should rush a large section of his already weakened Luftwaffe to the defense of his colleague — a move which might be suicidal — Mussolini likely would be quite unable to withstand the assault. The Anglo-American air fleets are making heavy inroads on the Italian mainland. f r, " Last night a force of Allied planes 'tW successfully raided a seaplane (,' L tase only fifteen miles from Rome which lacked the defense to stand to the attack. On the whole it's a sore toe on Italy that now projects down into the Allied controlled Mediterranean. 7 By and large it probably would profit Hitler little to expend much >|f, ^energy in defending Italy. As this » : L column previously has remarked, ',ll he most likely has discounted the iloss of this great base already. S/There's no question of loyalty to " t Mussolini involved, for the Nazi -v overlord would cut the Duee's f »"*ihroat as quickly as Benito 'stabbed France in the back when T f be saw she was helpless. 'Therefore, the natural thing for ,jr l~f -*• llCi. CJ.U1. tj H*W i»t* **** *** «..».». o - — * it Hitler to do would be to withdraw " to his defenses behind the Alps ! Vnd not waste man - power and equipment on a hopeless quest. »JIhe. Boches are pretty self-cen- iered and practical in that way, •gs witness the manner in which '?', Hitler's boasted legions surren- ' dered against his orders in Tunisia 'y?hen they saw that they were lighting a losing battle. '-*~ This doesn't necessarily mean |f that Hitler would strip Italy clean, because the longer the Allies can be kept out of the country, the better chance the Nazi chief has to prepare himself for the onslaught which certainly is going to be directed against his first line defenses. However, any German troops left in Italy will quit when Kiska Seen As Next Likely U. S. Objective Washington, May 17—(/P)—-Naming -Kiska as the likely next objective of American forces in the Aleutians, army officers predicted today that troops who landed on Attu island would be able to sweep the Japanese from that far outpost as soon as the weather cleared sufficiently for combined sea - air- ground operations. Colonel R. Ernest Dupuy in a review of the weeks operation on all war fronts, described the surprise landings on Attu, at the tip of the Aleutian chain and within 700 miles of the great Japanese base at Paramushiro, as the second step in the process of sweeping into the sea the Nips on both Attu and Kiska." The first step was the occupation in January of the islands of Amchitka and Adak. Details are lacking on the Attu fighting, Dupuy said, but at last reports a heavy fog still was impeding operations, not only preventing the use of air and surface bombardment, but bringing to a virtual halt the movements of Americans ashore. However, he added, a complete American success is inevitable, and one full day of good weather is about all that is needed to achieve that success. Authorities here expressed belief the life or death struggl on the rocky little island west of Japanese-held Kiska was still in progress, and they assumed American commanders there were too busy to send detailed reports. The attack began last Thursday, Fear for River (Continued From Page One) Little Rock, May 17 —(/P)— Army engineers and ground troops pressed into flood duty concentrated their efforts today on an attempt to hold the important Tucker lake levee near Pine Bluff against the surging waters of the Arkansas river. Protected by the levee arc the important Pine Bluff arsenal, a government war plant, and rich farm lands. The river's crest passed Little Rock at the 28.3 foot stage yesterday, burst two levees below the city and was expected to reach Pine Bluff tonight at a stage of 32 feet, seven above flood stage. It was 31;1 feet there last night and rising slowly. Levees that broke south of Little Rock were the Fourchc island and Woodson dikes. Troops from Camp Robinson had put up a valiant two - day fight to hold them with sandbags. Earlier two levees north of here, the Faulkner No. 2 and the Cammack private levee went out. The War Department at Washington claimed an overall victory against the flood for the thousands of troops rushed to the river fronts from Cmaps Chaffec and Robinson and other unannounced posts. The department paid particular at- tetion to successful efforts of Chaffee troops to string a pontoon bridge across the Arkansas between Fort Smith and Van Buren, affording a base'for an emergency water conduit replacing the city's main line which broke last Wednesday. No New Tires for Civilians Says Jeffers Washington, May 17—(/I 1 )—Every plant in the synthetic rubber program will be completed by the end ot this year. Rubber Director William M. Jeffers reported today, but "the non - essential driver cannot expect new tires for a long time." Jeffers, in his third progress report, said . ..essential. drivers would get 12,000,000 new tires this year — 5,000,000 synthetics and 7,000,000 pre-Pearl Harbor tires — and 80,000,000 new tires in 1944. Jeffers' report followed a warning by Petroleum Administrator Ickes.. and Price Administrator Prcntiss Brown that "drastic steps" will be taken unless cast coast motorists cut down on their use of gasoline. "ickcs declared military operations require "oceans of oil" and he said the cast coast is using considerably more gasoline than the 356,00 barrels a day allotted for civilian use. "We just cannot continue to operate on such basis," Ickcs said. Brown, who did not define the drastic steps that might be taken, stressed meanwhile that there is no extra gasoline for vacation travel, for war workers or anyone else. Jeffers' implication that mileage rationing might be prolonged through 1944 as seen in his assertion that 30,000,000 tires is "the Today in Congress By The Associated Press Senate Considers routine legislation. Finance committee hears Secretary fo State Hull on trade agreements program. Military Committee hears selective service, war and navy representatives on Kilday Draft Bill. House Acts on deficiency appropriation bill; may receive Senate's version of new income tax bill. and since the navy's original announcement Friday that landings had been made there has been no further word except an assur- anc by Secretary Knox that the battle was "progressing satisfactorily." The enemy has had several months in which to dig in on the island and it may require some time to dislodge them from their rocky crevices and other shelters. Foggy weather apparently has settled in to hamper supporting operations by sea and air. American air forces, meanwhile, continued their assaults on enemy positions in the South Pacific. A Japanese cargo vessel was blown out of the water off Buin, New Rules Chicago — Because of a maid shortage, thousands of permanent guests at more than 150 Chicago hotels have newly assigned weci:- ly tasks. The management of the hotels advised them they would have to make their own beds and tidy their rooms — but on Sundays only. Hotel managers said there was little complaint by the guests. probable minimum replacement program that the country can get by with" in 1944, even by "keeping present conservation measures." "By 1944 the country will have gone two years with less than one quarter of the normal replacement of tires and with no new cars," he said. "This accumulated deficit indicates that new tires must be provided to keep the country moving." "Present estimates," he added, "indicate a greater production of synthetic rubber in 1943 and a greater amount of natural crude rubber arriving from foreign countries than was indicated in my previous report of progress." Because of this and some paring of demands, the nation's rubber stockpile at the end of this year —the danger period of the whole rubber program — will be about 40,000 tons higher than was estimated in mid-February, Jclfers said. It will contain 142,000 tons. "Looking forward to 1944, all of the synthetic plants will be in production, providing over 750,000 long tons. . . It is also expected that in 1944 at least 74,000 tons of new crude imports will be available to this country." The 750,000 tons is the equivalent of a heavy year's consump- .ion of rubber in peacetime. • •-•. drying of fruits and vegetables, brining and storing root crops. Fourteen pressure cookers were tested and care and use ot pressure cookers were discussed. It is very essential that every bit of the food that is grown this year be saved to take care ot home use and .surplus buying. Home demonstration club leaders over the county have been asked to cooperate in teaching food preservation methods to all of their neighbors. A new bulletin 'Can Fruits and Vegetables for Victory" will be mailed to 2,000 farm families over the county. Anyone not receiving this bulletin can call by the Kx- tcnsion Office to gel one. People owning pressure cookers arc asked to lake special care of them, keeping (hem cleaned up and in a good working condition calling at tho home demonstration agent's office to get your cooker tested and checked. New gauges, pel cocks and safety valves art available for pressure cookers. This meeting is the first of a scries of meetings that will be held over the county. The next meeting will be held in Hope Friday, May 14th at the basement of the Methodist Church. This meeting is open to all housewives of Hope and Vicinity of Hope. The third meeting of the foon preservation type will be held a the McCaskill School, Monday, May 24th. This will be a district can ning school and will include all tin home demonstration clubs ant neighborhoods surrounding McCas kill! Twenty leaders and ,'iO 4-H Clul and Vocational Home Kcnnntnk girls from three neighborhoods at tended the meeting held Monday May 10th at the Patmos School Food preservation is another mean of victory. State Hoi Labor Group Hears Lewis Denounced Hot Springs, May 17 —(/!')Senator Ernest Manor of Springs told the Arkansas Federation of Labor here today John L. Lewis had put "personal ambition and individual gain" above the nation's welfare in Ihc coal situation. There was no other discussion on the coal problem at the cotiven- un's opening session but Prcsi« ent Charles linger of Fort Smith imininci'd that it the question ame up, he would permit "full nd free discussion." New Commissioner Hot Springs, May 17 (/I'i— E mcr Tackctt, former Garlan county legislator, was appointe U. S. Commissioner here toda succeeding B y r u m Hurst, re signed. Vtarrilton Youth browns in Pond Morrillon, May 17 —(/I 1 ).—A Sun- ay afternoon .swim in a pasture •ond near here cost tho lite ol Cvcrett Ward, Hi, son of Mr. ant 'Irs. Auly Ward ot the Hardis coin iiunity. The youth was returning with companions • from a visit to tin Arkansas River flood zone whci hey stopped for a swim. He Jrowned before campanions real ml he was in difficulty. IN THE NAVY they say: "BUBBLES IN THE TANK" for "JACK O'THE OUST' "DOG IT DOWN" Draff Board Reports Two Delinquents Two registrants tor selective service were declared delinquent today by the Hempstead County Draft Board. The delinquents are Leslie Ware and Pollard .lames Champion. Both failed to return questionnaires. The deadline for reporting has been set for 10 a. m. Friday, May 21. Corny Twin Falls, Idaho — William Clawsim, farmer at Martaugh, got an immediate- replacement for his missing gasoline ration book. Hi; told the board he was plowing and presto! The book was gone. "Must have plowed it under," he .said. " fof man In ? f Y£«oom for tic it down "for the favorite cigarette with men m the Navy STICK CAMELS I THAT EXTRA MILDNESS FULL FLAVOR With men in tho Navy, Coast Guard, Army, and Marines, the favorite cigarette is Camel. (Based on actual sales records in Canteens and Posl Exc/iangos.) Uncertain Life Chicago — On his way back from Town Hall police station where he reported the thief of a Cuba, Orwin Winkler stopped at a restaurant for a cup of coffee. When he came out he discovered the cab he had used for his trip to the police station also missing. Winkler made another trip police station. He walked. was to on Bougainville island St.Jose UBLD S LARGEST SELLER 41 Northern Solomons, hits last Thursday. by in the torpedo Earlier that Fossil remains of ground sloths as large as elephants have been found. Canned cheese for India's fighting men is made from buffalo milk. Clubs My Office Will Be CLOSED EVERY ., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON . Beginning Wednesday, May 19. This replaces my old schedule of closing Thursday afternoons. I do this to co-operate in Hope's general closing program at 1 p. m. Wednesday. Dr. A. J. Neighbours LOOKING FOR NEW QUARTERS? Use The ... It's Direct Don't wear yourself to a frazzle trying to find new living quarters . . . your time's too Valuable! Look through the HOPE STAR classified section. It's the efficient method of finding a new home. HOPE STAR Market ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., May 17 —«Pt— (U. S. Dept. Agr.) — Hoss 11,000; mostly 25 higher than Friday's average on 180 - 270 Ib averages at 14.35-40; top 14.40; 160 Ibs. down 10-15 higher; good and choice 140 160 Ibs. 13.50 - 14.00; sows 5-10 higher at 13.514.00. Cattle, 2,200; calves, 700; steers slow; buyers resisting higher asking prices on heifers; cows and bulls steady; common and medium cows 11.0013.00; vealers 50 lower; good and choice 15.50; medium and good 13.00- 14.25; nominal range slaughter steers 10.75 15.25. Sheep, 750; supply light and little done early; one deck around 90 Ib. clipped lambs steady at 15.00. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, May 17 —(/Pi— Poultry, live; all hens 24; all springs 27 1-2; broilers 27 1-2; all roosters 20; ducks 25; capons 6 Ibs. up 31; un der 6 Ibs. 27 1-2. Butter, receipts 630,072; lirm: prices as quoted by the Chicago price current; creamery, 93 AA 46 1-2; 92 A 46; 90 B 45 3-1; 89 C 45 1-2 88 cooking 44; 90 centralized carlots 45 3-4. Potatoes, arrivals 96; on track 38; total US shipments Sut. 693 Sun. 100; new stock, supplies light; demand good; market firm at ceiling; Alabama 100 Ibs. sack bliss triumphs US No. 1, 4.09 • 20 Louisiana 100 Ibs. sack bliss iri umphs generally good quality 4.20 30; California 100 Ibs. sack Ion." whites US No. L 4.44-56; commercials 4.32. men were not inclined to press the elling side in view of the recent ubstantial decline from 1943 leaks. At the close wheat was 1-8—5-8 higher, May $1.43 7-8—$1.44, July 1.42 1-8—1-4, corn was unchanged at ceilings. May $1.05, oats were up 1-2—1 1-8 and rye was up 1-8 o o Cash wheat: No. 2 red 1.64. Corn: No. 1 yellow 1.07; No. 2, 1.07; No. 3, 106 1-2; sample grade yellow 1.04-1.05. Oats: No. 1 white 64; sample grade white 63 1-2—34. Barley malting. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, May 17 — (/P)— Prices generally did a walk - out in today's early stock market proceedings but scattered leaders eventually returned with modest ad- vancs. Dealings were sluggish throughout, transfers for the full stretch running to around 900,000 shares. Selective recoveries began to creep in after midday and, while losers of fractions to a point were plentiful near the close, plus marks were fairly well distributed. Schedule Wednesday, May 12—Belton and Doyle Home Demonstration Club meeting. Thursday, May 13—Mt. Nebo Home Demonstration Club meeting. Thursday the home demonstration agent and county agent will attend a district meeting at Arkadelphia in regard to labor situation. Friday, May 14—Bruce Chapel Home Demonstration Club meeting. Canning school basement of Methodist Church conducted by Miss Fletcher for women in Hope and surrounding neighborhoods. Everyone attending is asked to bring vegetables from their home and victory gardens, enough to can one- half pint or one pint of products. Saturday, May 14—Office. Pressure cookers will be tested in the office. Monday, May 17—Mt. Pleasant and Bingcn Home Demonstration clubs. Tuesday, May 18—Columbus and Liberty Hill Home Demonstration Clubs. Wednesday, May 19—North Sardis and St. Paul Home Demonstration Clubs. Thursday, May 20—DcAnn Home Demonstration Club. Friday, May 21—Marlbrook and Union Grove Home Demonstration Clubs. Monday, May 24—District Canning School 10 a. m. at the McCaskill School. Tuesday, May 25—Shover Springs Oakgrove Home Demonstration Clubs. Wednesday, May 26—Hopewell and Hickory Shade Home Demonstration Clubs. Thursday, May 27—Wallaccburg yours a month ago! This American soldier is reading his * From all the world's fighting fronts sol- 'newspaper during a lull in the fighting, diers send the same request —for MORE The sketch was inspired by an official news, for the season's ball schedules, clip* U.S. Signal Corps photo taken recently pings of their favorite sports columnist, gags, cartoons —anything for a laugh and a boost in spirit. And when they get it they pass the precious news around from hand to hand till it's worn out. It's never enough — and it can't be. After YORK COTTON New York, May 17 —i/Pi—- Small price fixing orders steadied cotton futures prices t'jday. Liquidation and hedge selling, noted in and Holley Grove Home Demonstration Clubs. Friday, May 28— Piney Grove and Boyd Chapel Home Demonstration Clubs. The first food preservation school for the Home Demonstration Club Council and 4-H Club group was held at the Patrnos Home Economics Unit Monday, May 10th, starting at 10 a. m. Food preserva- lion demonstrations were given by Mary Claude Fletcher, home demonstration agent, assisted by Mrs. O. B. Hodnett, farm security home supervisor. Demonstrations during the day meat canning by the new In Africa. Chances are he's eating up the diamond dope that was old stuff to you a month ago —even two or three months ago. A soldier on the battlefield is like that. The longer he is away from his homeland the d | / a soldier doesn / t expect to have ^gy's closer he clings to the things of his former newspaper delivered .to .his foxhole. ,' Jife-such as baseball. ft . . You, on the home frpnt, are luckier, and next time you pick up your newspaper you might give that a thought —in deference . to the boy pictured above. recent sessions tended to dry up. Late afternoon prcies were 15 to j method, packing the meat raw in 55 cents a bale higher. Jly 19.85, I the jar, precooking and processing. Vegetables canned including beets, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, May 17 —Oft— Grains firmed in a light trade on commission house buying today, additional favorable crop reports having little influence on prices. Gram English peas, carrots, spinach, tender greens, beet greens; fruits— Oct. 19.60, Dee. 19.46. Futures closed 40 cents a bale | higher to 10 lower., | Jly opened 19.88 closed 19.82-83 i strawberries. Oct opened 19.63—closed 19.58-59 Demonstrations were- given of Dec opened 19.48—closed 19.43 two different drying methods. The Mch opened 19.40—closed 19.35 outside dryer and the inside dryer M;iy opened 19.30—closed 19.25A' j that can be used over the stove. Middling spot 21.82N, up 9. Other methods of preservation were N-nominal. discussed, general fruit cunning, ^^IHB^^ ^GfiF ^WRP^^^B^^r ^^^^^v An Associated Press Newspaper

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