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'friS HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tueiilay, May 18, 1*4*. Aleutians Valuable As ilysis of News by lackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeWITT MacKENZIE ». > The prediction by Army officers Sin Washington that Japanese - held T-Kiska island is likely to be the |j next objective of our forces in the i'Aletians — after they've mopped stop the Japs on Attu — has brought 5 a request that I deal again with *ihis obscure sector of our global ar. **" '•''•'•'• - .*, „„ Because they're an out-of - the- Sway spot up on one shoulder of Kihe 'world, the Aleutians seem a , /long way off. That's especially 'i| true when Europe is drawing us *;hwith such spectacles as the catas- fetropic unleashing of the floods by ^*ihe Koyal Air Force's blasting of fine Mohne and Eder Dams east of JtHe Rhineland. This unprecedent- l'e& feat, by the way, likely will L'prove to be one of the far - reach- ":irig victories of the war — the 'equivalent of a major land opera- rltion by a great Army. 1, the Aleutians arc impor- if mysterious. Were the Japs sharply out of the sea, making landings hazardous in the extreme. However, part of the islands are susceptible to development as submarine and air bases. The most important, of course, is Un- Alaska which lies next to the Alaskan peninsula. That's where our Dutch Harbor is, and the island has vital defenses for the protection of the approaches to that part of the American continent. The Islands held by the Japs are on the other end of this tail of islands. Kiska is the best of the . lot, for this has spaces which can be developed as air -fields.Attu also could be used for emergency airplane landings after a lot of work in preparing the ground. The Japanese objective in occupying these islands probably was" mainly defensive. Attu and Kiska are in the path of shipping and airplanes, and if developed as bases could be used to hamper any operations we might undertake against Japanese territory from Alaska, or try to stymie our sea and air communications with Russia. Of course, these defensive bases also might be used against the Alaskan mainland or even northwestern United States, if the Japs were permitted to develop sufficient strength. Certainly .it's a po- tenlial menace which couldn't be overlooked. One would assume ihat when we have reclaimed these watenr.ost islands we will dveelop them as bases. They would be valuable in defense, and they would be fine stepping stones both for our operations against the Japs and for communications with Russia. Attu. ,in- i by the way, is only about 700 odd Vltroup. the day might come when Kamchatka. I America would have to pay heav- I ;I"ily lor it. Mind you. I think it's ^possible to exaggerate the impor- ance of the present Nipponese •••position there, but you know the s old tale about little acorns grow>' tag into mighty oaks. The Nips " Barons Slip Into First Place in Southern Loop . . ... basketball coach now on duty in Atlanta, May 18 (/P)— Nashville North A f r i c . a . ;, pl ,cMred in the Bal- ;md Chattanooga, Tennessee's tcr- Umorc Evening Sun: "it's a hard oor ' le By Hugh S. Fullerton, Jr.- Associated Press Sports Columnist New York, May .18 Problem in addition: . . . Last Saturday this message from Cap.. Va! (Dutch) LenU. former West Point ne ivmarUcd: "It might bo good icrucnt.igc lor us if lu: were traded, 'hen lu''cl only liuvi- a chance of eating us in -1! games a season nstcail of 154.". . . , rific twosome left the front door and one must be able wide open while fighting their L Ulke it Ac lvisc lots of let; family feud last night and Bir- pcl . icncc f or those coining over— mingham sneaked into first place w .,n t i n g and running distance in the Southern Association. . I The same afternoon Michigan wi.u championship Birmmgnam gainca me top "i"" h nc rji.r Ton [rack charnpionstnp by nipping cellar - dwelling Mem- wUhou 'i; taking a single first place phis 8-7 last night for their third l jd N _ y _ U- U)t)k t i, u l.C. -1 A title straight win. , Nashville evened the series with ' onlv two fivsts whic hap' ... Nashville evened the series with ' avcn [ ly j, rov cs that you 'nave Chattanooga at two games each j^ h . w( , , ( te . im (lf WO rklbeaU'rs U by trimming Joe Engel's crew 4-2, wjn u .. ick mcu ts but maybe trad and skidded into second slot a { . WJ1 , , H , lp ,, ivc , ml side a team of world - beaten'. Notice we said "help." v...... *,...»»— — lallCl llelO SP<H l.s \vm nv.i|t s'vv. >'.» half game back of Birmingham. , (ick , s ls will hc ,,, ,, lvo ou Chattanooga was still m the fight, ' .... however, only a game out of first. Little Rock's up-and-down Trav- S^r, B ii,% C ? 1 SiT I S,i N ^ M.CPH.H Mejncnjo stride and racked up a six-hit One reason why the boys tuoun winner Ebbcts Field won't forget Lieu Today's games and probable pit- Col. Larry MacPhail for a Ion -' ers: " — time can me seen inscribed on th Nashville (Singer) at Qhatta- Press Club bar if you find the spot oga (Cathe) where Larry bore down extra- Memphis (CMClanc qr Johnson) hard with his pencil while clashing Birmingham (Bartholomew or O ff to Leo Durochcr. ...... U U1 -ra) I reads: "Leo: Mcclwick is a nice 2 St. Louis Ball Players Lead in League Batting New York, May 111 (/I'). —The I leading hitters in the mnjoi .eoguc Leaders 3y The Associated Press NATIONAL, LEAGUE Batting — O'Dcn, St. Louis, .391; ancr, Brooklyn, .375. Ituns — Cumilli, Brooklyn 18; Scrvcic , .......v.... rt — Marino Gunner Syd Fishel, for- leagues today arc: Vcrn Stephen, nor trainer oC Hob Olin and dis- »t the SI. Louis Browns and Kci •worn' ot Georgia Abrams. is in- O'Dca of the St. Louis Cardinals Marines in hand Unt it is practically « cinch be hand' fighting ' "somewhere in that o hr- Siniihwesl, "racific will win a baltin Walla , (1'eU-i Wall, Cait. ! championship, former I This is not to be construed' Ilia GeorVia Tech tackle, has shifted both aren't good hitters, it simp' to tlu' "backficld" as a fighter is because they arc against cii squadn.n commander at Moore cumslances beyond their contro Field, Tex., but he still has a good o'Pea. who is leading the N; , ., word for the guys who do the hard with a .391 mark, .._ -Teamwork is tho same mc cardinals' second string catcl in flying as ill football." says Pete. L , r ;llu | doing regular work nosv b "In "I'i'i'tball the backs don't get t .; ius( . an injury to Walker Coo anywhere when the line lies down 01 . Even if he kcpps his bnltim on"the job and in flying the P il()ls average at its present high lev don't gel far with planes that u, cre i s Almost no chance that I haven't been taken care of by the j will t , cl j,,t o enough games for co mechanics on the flight line." UlTcly llUclVio. i_j\.i_-, j.>n_v. •••*-•- — New Orleans (Wells) at Little gu y, but why let him manage the ock (Hudlin) | club? Larry." Knoxville (unannounced) at At- nta (Cozart) Today in Congress By The Associated Press Senate In recess Military Affairs Committee con are rflVZf wherlvlr they "et siders Austin - Wadsworth Nationa dangerous wnerever iney «i-i r W T.1 •e dangerous wnerever muy BCI -—--.-- ^ M1 , o .q n r W T 1 _ _ foothold. Here's the way the sit- Service Bill (9.30 C.W.T.) ^uation frames up: nou c OK »— Japanese last June occupied. I I WWW Considers proposal to cut off pay " I of trio federal workers (11 a. m. gtAttu — the island for which our if invading force is now reported to i T^be fighting fiercely — and Kiska, Montgomery, DCQU fcSHLJr^ '^voSaSc Jack Meet Friday fr knobs, which poke their hard heads New York, May 18 Bea it-up out of the northern Pacific, are j ac k i New York's World Ligh jf-,6n the western end of the Aleu- we ight Champion, and Bob Mon -' tians, which sweep out from the gorneryi Philadelphia challenge ^"Alaskan peninsula in a curve like wno meet Friday night in a 1 ^lailey's Comet fifteen hundred rounc j t iti e bout at Madison Squa niles long. Garden, each have registered I,Now most of the Aleutians are knockouts during their fistic c ot small use to man or beast, j reers. ^They don't even grow trees, but confine their activities to produc- (itjg some of the filthiest weather 'the world knows. Fogs exist the ,1 year around; gales constantly lash * them; it rains 250 days in the year. 1 "j They are volcanic rock, and in I some of them the volcanoes still t smoke and fume. To make it unan- _ " ' some of the tiny islands —(ypj— (U. S. Dept. Agr.) —Hogs, Sports Mirror By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Brooklyn Dod-'crs defeated Chicago Clubs, sideration as the hitting champio Stephens, topping the Americ League with .'JOB, may not get pljiy again this soiison. lie suffer a knee injury Sunday that \\ keep him idle for perhaps a co pic of months and by the time is well lie expects to be inductc front I Mc is 1Alunv ' anky, Chicago, •ooklyn, 10. and LAN, nuns batted in—Herman, Brook- yn. 17; • Vaughan. Owen, and alkcr, Brooklyn, 14. Hits — Frcy, Cincinnati, 34; Me ormiek, Cincinnati, 32. Doubles — Herman, Brooklyn, 9' tut glum Brooklyn, 8. Triples — McCarthy, Boston lusial, St. Louis, Wasdcli, I'hila elphia, and Russell, Pittsburgh, 3 Homo Runs — Maynard, Ne\ York, and Lilwhilcr, Philadelphia Stolen bases — Murlaugh, Phi delphia, 4; Gustine, Pittsburgh. 3 Pitching — Scwell, Piltsburgi Macon and Allen Brooklyn, 3-0. AMERICAN LEAGUE Baiting — Stephens, St. Loul 3H8; Iliggins, Detroit, .363. Runs — White, Philadelphia, 17 ...... New York, 16. Huns batted in — Spcncc, Washigton 18; Vcrnon and Johnson, Vashington, 10. Hits — White, Philadelphia, SI; Ilggins, and Waketleld, Dclioll, 9. Doubles—Appling, Chicago, and Bloodworth, Detroit, 7. Triples — Keller, New York, 3; Eight players tied with 2. Home runs — Keller, New York, 1; Laabs, and McQuinn, St. Louis, 2. Stolen bases — Case, and Vcriion, Washington, 4. Pitching — Chandler, New York, and Carrasquol, Washington, 4-0. to » He Made It! Avilenc, Kiis. — In North Afri- CH, he's General Dwiulil. U. Eisenhower, Allied commander in chief. At home, he's the fellow who's just been honored by election to membership of the local American Legion and Veterans ot Foreign Wars posts. He accepted by cablegram—with thanks. Fighrs Last Night Shorts Although Philadelphia is noted for its good 135 - pounders, Bob . Montgomery (really a native of By The Associated Press Sumtcr, S. C.) is the first Phila- Baltimore — Chalky Wright, 130, dc i pn j a fighter to get a crack at the os Angeles, stopped Frankic Car- lightweight title since the second o, 130 1-2, Philadelphia (8). Lesv Tendlcr - Benny Leonard Newark — Pvt. Larry.. Scaloc, scrap \ n 1923. . . Allen Gettcl, who 76, Newark, knocked out Pvt. Gib was £ rozcn out of a job with the ones, 177, Cincinnati (5). Phillies when hc was "fro/en" on Philadelphia — Al Tribuani, his Virginia farm for the duration, 50 1-2, Wilmington, Del., outpoint- gc t s into town occasionally to pitch ed Al (Bummy) Davis, 146, New a game for the Norfolk Tars. . . York (10). New Light: When a couple of the Washington—Jackie Wilson. 128, Cubs, players were discussing Lou Pittsburgh, stopped stopped Danny Novikoff's fielding the other day, Petro, 123 1-2, Washington, (10). Holyoke, Mass. — Chester Rico, 134, New York, outpointed Kclley Jes'sup, 137, Springfield, Mass., (10). Providence, R. I. — Cocoa Kid, 156 1-4, New Haven, stopped Al Gilbert, 166 1-2, Washington, D. C., to L for seventh victory in d r nd *Tn^ L™^!cf hl * i I» view of this a large share of ot National League pack Kpu tlight needs to be trained Three Years Ago — Louisanui I " IL ' h two in ninth, defeated Ne York Yanks. There's No Joke Here Chattanooga, Tenn. —(/I 1 )— John Esley Barnes started right off giving cooking hints to his briclr- — he baked their wedding cake. Barnes is chief steward at a Chattanooga .. Cincinnati, after setting the pace for two weeks, has subsided to a 3(i6 mark and third place. Mike Iliggins of Detroit is right behind Stephens in the American League with .303. Oris Hockctt of Cleveland is third with .338. hotel. The HO caliber aircraft machine guns, which used to cost $1,000, is now produced for $400. PLENTY OF RICH TASTC COMING THROUGH MILD, CLEAR, DELIGHTFUL- AND PRINCE ALBERT'S CRIMP CUT SETS RIGHT, ROLLS FAST, EASY, NEAT! fine rotl-your-own ciKirctte* In every tmndy pocket package of Prince Albert H. J. Krrnoldl Toh.cto Co. Winston.Snlcm. N. (J. THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE (2). New Haven, Conn. — Pvt. Art Tatta, 159, New Haven, outpointed Johnnie Morris, 162, White Plains, N. Y., (8). Market Report ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, III, May 18 -(IP)— (U. S. Dept. Agr.) •BUM»V»..LV disappear and reap- 70 00; generally 10 higher -pear Most of the Aleutians rise Monday's average; good *- choice 180-280 Ibs 14.40-50; and top My Office Will Be CLOSED EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON Beginning Wednesday, May 19. This replaces my old sche t- ule of closing Thursday afternoons. I do this to co-operati; in Hope's general closing program at 1 p. in. Wednesday. Dr. A. J. Neighbours 14.50; 140-160 Ibs 13.60-14.10; 100130 Ibs 12.60-13.35; sows 13.75-14.10; stags 14.00 down. Cattle, 2500; calves, 1200; steers in narrow demand although few deals steady : mixed yearlings and heifers steady to strong; cows steady; sausage bulls steady to 25 I higher; a few medium to good teers 13.75-14.65; good and choice mixed yearlings and heifers 14.505.75; common and meduim cows 1.00-13.00; vealers 25 higher; gooc nd choice 15.75; medium and ood 13.25-14.50; nominal range laughter steers 7.50-16.75; slaugh er heifers 10.5-16.00 stacker and ceder steers 10.75-15.25. Sheep, 1200; most of the run stil back; nothing done on odd lots o lativcs offered. observed in most departments Dealings continued at a relatively low pace, transfers for the ful jroceedings running to arounc 100,000 shares. Many cash customers continuec o hold aloof pending more ligh n taxes, armament contract can citations, and the global strateg huddles at Washington. Extensio of the coal labor truce and th var news were helpful Bonds were mixed. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, May 18 —(/Pt—Poultry live; 3 trucks; firm; market un changed. Potatoes, arrivals 151; on track 91; total US shipments 631; new stock, supplies light, demand good, exceeds available supplies; market firm at ceiling; local warehouse sales by receivers delivered to jobbrs stores; Alabama 100 Ibs. sack bliss triumphs US No. 1, 4.02 - 20; Louisiana 100 Ibs. sack bliss triumphs generally good quality 4.28 - 30; California 100 Ibs. sack long whites US No. 1, 4.44-56. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, May 18 (/P>— It was another easy-come-easy-go market for stocks today and. while steels and assorted favorites brought home well filled recovery baskets a number of leaders ambled into losing territory and failed to re turn. Steadier tendencies appeared a the start and, near the close, gains of fractions to a point or so were GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago.May 18 — (IP)— Wheat prices crept upward today in a dull market that neverthleess dis- plaed a firm undertone. Advances were credited to a lack of selling pressure and announcement that the Senate Agricultural committee had approved a bill fixing a minimum price on cotton, a price somewhat above parit. Wheat closed firm near the day's highest prices and 1-4—5-8 cent above yesterday's finish, May $1.44 1-2, July $1.42 5-8—1-2, corn unchanged at ceilings, May $1.0.= bdi, oats 1-4—7-8 advanced, and rye 1-8 lower to 1-2 higher. No cash wheat. Corn: No. 2 yellow 1.02: sample grade yellow .101 1-2—1.03. Oats: No .4 white 65 3-4, Barley malting 90—1.07 nom. • "Dive Bombing" mosquitoes — **Foui Motor" flies— are juat two of fte insect-encraiea that wage war on our soldiers on many battlefronU... yod two reasons why the army usea fucb via' quantities oi FLIT and our ipUiet insecticides. For these guper-slayera kill many vicioua foreign oesta ;ijst 8<t they mow down Household insecta here NEW YORK COTTON New York, May 18 —(IP)— Coltoi rallied today, overcoming an early period of hesitancey. The reversal of form reflected Senate Agricultural approval of the Thomas Bill to fix a minimum sales price of 23 1-2 cents a pound on government owned cotton. Late afternoon values were 45 to 55 cents a bale higher, July 19.93, Oct. 19.69 and Dec. 19.53. Futures closed 55 to 75 cents a bale higher. jly—opened, 19.96; closed 19.94-95 Oct—opened, 19.73; closed, 19.72-73 Dec—opened, 19.580 closed, 19.58 Mar— opened, 19.48; May— opened, 19.28; closed, 19.40 closed, 1.37'J FLIT has the A A Rating . . . tiie jbighest established for buuaehoid jnsecucidea by the U.S. ^Bureau of Standards. Buy a bottle— today! FLIT WANTED Hardwood Logs and Lumber OAK, GUM, CYPRESS, ASH, ELM, HICKORY, PECAN, HACKBERRY, ETC. We Pay Cash GAINES HARDWOOD LUMBER CO. Box 869 — Texarkana, Texas — Phone 1809-J Write Phone or Come to Office South of Town on T. & P. Tracks. How did I know you'd need bombs _? M OKE llianlialf llicliombs this country makes exist by what you migbt call an 'accident.' "Sonic accident, loo! I saw itbappcn. "It was 1935. AW rcsearcb workers at Esso were trying many tilings with petroleum to see what else we could learn about it. And up came a process for synlbetic toluol. "Well, you need toluol to make TNT. But coal- tar was providing all the toluol tbc country needed —tlien. "However... nil the. toluol you could gr* from coal-tar icould nuil;c fur less titan half lh<'. TNT wera using nmc! Tbe olber balf is made by tbat Esso process perfected back in 19351 "Now...I didn't know tbeii tbal you d need bombs, and neither did you. And I can bear a lot of people say 'Boy was l}ial discovery a lucky ibing!'. "But I don't call it luck. I call it the American idea at work. We bit on tbat process because free American people expect so much that American companies have to learn everything they can about new and better methods just to stay out front in business. "If this war didn't prove anything else, it would prove that nothing like America ever existed anywhere before. What other idea ever did so many people so much good in peacetime? What other idea ever turned out so much might so fast in lim« of war?" tsso Where 4nwrica gets the ivorld's foremost petroleum research TUE FIRST "E AWARDED TO PETROLEUM RESEARCH WORKERS STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF LOUISIANA . 1543, tor.olnc.

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