MOPE Sf AR, HOM, ARKANSAS Thursday May_20, 1943 _ -^^ __ ____ __^____^^ ints That Af/ied Mi/itary Strategy May • • . ______ _ — - - - • - - - "-^- -- ~~~ Changed Analysis the News by Mackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeWITT MacKENHIE British Prime Minister Churchill in his address at the joint session of Congress yesterday made a couple of statements which give rise to the question of whether he has signalled any fundamental change in Allied strategy, and ' they are these: 1. "Regard the bringing of ef- fectvie and immediate aid to China as one of the most urgent of our common tasks." 2. "Opinion, Mr. President, is divided as to whether the use of air power could by itself being about the collapse of Germany and Italy. The experiment is well worth trying, so long as other measures are excluded.-" These striking passages naturally make one wonder whether the High Command ,has abandoned the program of regarding Hitler as Enemy No. 1, and has given up the idea of invading-: the continent at the earliest feasible moment. As a matter of fact it's quite likely that Mr. Churchill has deliberately invited speculation with the idea of causing the enemy to burn mid night oil over the problem. However, search of his speech fails to reveal to me any change in the basic policy laid down at the beginning of 1942. The welcome indication that "effective and im- i' mediate aid." is to be given to hard-pressed China, thus throwing ' more "weight into the war on Japan, doesn't mean that the '' Allies are .easing up in their attack on Hitler and are moving all their war equipment into the Pacific. It does mean that at long last the " Allies now have amassed sufficient striking power so that they can devote more energy to both jobs at once. We seem to get plenty of sub, , stantiatibn for that thought in this -"' important statement by the prime , minister: « "In our conferences in January, 1942; between the president and my self, and between our high expert advisers, it was evident that while the defeat of Japan would not mean the defeat of Germany, the Defeat of Germany would infallibly mean the ruin of Japan. The real ization of this simple truth doe not mean that both sides shoud no proceed together. . . " Another indication of the Allied (determination not to slacken in the European campaign is seen in Churchill's statement that 'we must do everything in pur power that is sensible and practical to take more of the weight off Russia in False Teeth That Loosen Need Not Embarass Many wearers of false teeth have suffered real embarrassment because their plate dropped, slipped or wabbled at just the wrong time. Do not live in fear of this happening to you. Just sprinkle a little ' FASTEETH, the alkaline (nonacid) powder, on your plates. Holds false teeth more firmly, so they feel more, comfortable. Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). Get FASTEETH at any drug store. 1943." This was coupled with his prediction that Hitler "is reserving his supreme gambler's throw for a third attempt to break" Russia. Still doing everything "sensible and practical" for the Muscovies wouldn't necessarily include invasion and establishment of that second front which they are so anxious to see in France. Here we come up against the premier's suggestion about trying to knock Italy and Germany out by bombing. Does this mean that invasion has been abandoned'? It's hard to believe so. Mr. Churchill is a great believer in the efficacy of air power — as who isn't these days as we see this fighting service playing a major part in our progress ftwards victory? However, he is a military expert of long standing, and nobody ever heard him say that you could occupy an enemy country and mop up its Army with warplanes. Somewhere along the line a big Allied army has got to be put ashore on the continent to deal Made Second Lieutenant with Hitler's powerful land forces. It's true, however, that you've got to bomb Hell out of Italy and 3ermany before it will be feasible o invade with troops. We are in arocess of doing exactly this, and one suspects that the shrewd Mr. Churchill has the idea that maybe we might be lucky enough, to kill ;wo birds with one stone. If either Italy or Germany, or both of 'em, should crack up under the bombing — why so much the better. Certainly Italy might succumb to air pressure, since she already is in the frame of mind to quit. G. THOMAS CANNON Atlanta—G. Thomas Cannon, of Hope, Ark., has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps and will undergo the final phases of the rugged officers training course at Quantico, Va., before taking to the field to lead leathernecks in battle. ,.,-,, • f u= The Marine officer, a graduate of Hendrix College, isihe son of Mr. R. H. Cannon, of Portland, Ark. Lieutenant Cannon was a band director before joining the Marine Corps. Market Report NEW YORK STOCKS , higher. May $1.45 J-4-1-8.. J«ly !; ,!-_,. »»„.. on _/m__cf nn ir 51.43. corn was unchanged, May Churchill Hints (Continued From Page One) this semed to bode an even greater scale of bombing than anthing yet seen, and to reflect a generally heightened estimate of the value of strategic -bombing, they were ceptical of any deduction that nvasion by ground troops would be withheld or even delayed. More likely, they suggested, the Allied High Command knows the problems of invasion will be enormously simplified by calculated destruction beforehand, and may lope that the ground forces, when they do invade the continent, will find a demoralized foe. Observers were reluctant to infer from, the prime minister's cautious phrasing of "sensible and practicable" moves to divert German at- NEW YORK STOCKS New York, May 20 —m—Stock markets in-and-outers today found enough news worries to inspire profit taking on the two session upswing and early gains running ;o a point or more were reduced or converted into losses near the close. The most hopeful element, from „ bullish standpoint,, was that selling never was urgent. Dealings were fastest at the start when prices were adding to Wednesday's advance. Volume then began to dwindle as trends faltered and turnover for the full proceedings was around 1,300,000 shares. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, May 20 (fP) Poultry, live, 6 trucks; firm; prices unchanged. Buttr receipts 504,796; steady; prices as quoted by the Chicago price current are unchanged. Potatoes, arrivals 105; on track higher, May $1.45 1-4—1-8, $1.43, corn was unchanged, $1.05 oats were 1-2 lower to 5-8 higher and rye was up 1-8—58. NEW YORK ADD COTTON Futures closed 25 cents a bale higher to 15 cents lower. Jly—opened, 20.02; closed, 20.02 Oct—opened, 19.75; closed 19.74-75 Dec—opened, 19.61; closed, 19.60 Mch—opened, 19.48; closed, 19.45 May—opened, 19.36; closed, 19.36n Middling spot 21.96n; up 3. N - Nominal. No cash wheat. Corn No. 3 yellow 1.06 1-2; sample grade 1.00. Soybeans No. 4 yellow 1.63-1.63 1-4; sample grade yellow 1.58 1-4. Barley malting 90-1.07 nom; hard 89 93 nom; feed 83-85 nom. No cash oats. Labor Circles Stunned by Lewis 1 Move Washington. May 20 — M 1 )—John L. Lewis' return to the doorstep of the American Federation of Labor stunned all but u few insiders in labor circles today and left them groping for an explanation. The president of the United Mine Workers, who defied the AFL in 935 and was suspended for organ- zing the rival CIO formally pctit- onecl in behalf of the miners for readmission. An AFL statejnenl •esterday said the application was welcomed" and was being considered in "an orderly and sympathetic way." Lewis withheld comment at his New York hotel but his friends said his action was evidence of his desire for a unified labor movement. Critics doubted of that told the whole story. Many believed he made the jump because ho had no other place to go, while still seeking 'he top spot in the American labor movement. W. N. Gould, 70, Buried at DeAnn W. N. Gould, age 70, died at home of his sister. Mrs. Goorgo Cunningham. Funeral services were held at the DeAnn cemetery yesterday afternoon at 3 p. m. He is survived by eight children, Mrs. Lois Griffin of Gurdon, Mrs. George Cunningham of Presctott, Mrs. Ruby Beavors of Presc\>tt, Mrs. Alma Allen, of Hope, Mrs. Katie Smith, of Little Rock; Howell Gould and Lewie, of Hope, and Lelan, of Dutch Harbor. Five brothers and sisters also survive. No Waste Motion Playing for Blades New Orleans —(P?\— Ray Blades, former St. Louis Cardinal boss, and now manager of the New Orleans Southern Association club, has devised a unique "economy of man- ShePicksEm tention from Russia and "hedging" i » wv ul ~~~, —. --on second front plans. Two possi- 99; total U.S. shipments'882; sup. . , .. i_j *„ n iinr. iJrrVit* rlomnnrt tfnnn • mnrket ble explanations were suggested to "keep the enemy guessing" and the plies light; demand good; market firm at ceiling; Alabama 100 Ibs neep tiic.ciicinj' sM\.~~«»t, **••« I - - • u AT 1 possibility that large operations are sack bliss triumphs us No. 1, so near that Churchill thought it 3.95-4.20; Louisiana 100 Ibs sack wiser not to give out any hints. bliss triumphs generally good qual- Whether or not the all-out of- ity 4.19-30; California 100 Ibs sack fensive produces collapse or com-1 long whites us No. 1, 4.44. plete demoralization in Italy or Germany, observers agreed that it inevitably would make the invasion- by ground forces a much easier job, not only shortening the time required for reconquest of Europe, but reducing in large measure the number of troops needed. Bouqhton Church to Hold Sing June 6 The annual singing at Boughton Church will be held Sunday, June 6, it was announced today. Everyone invited to bring a basket luncheon nd spend the day. The singing will >egin at 10 a. m. and will end when veryone is ready to go home. 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 Shreveport Aeronautical Institute Room No. 442 Grim Hotel, Texarkana GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, May 20 (if) — Flood news provided some bullish en thusiasm for grains Today and prices advanced moderately, al though inability to estimate the ex tent of crop damage served to limi buying. Wheat was in good dc mand and paced the upturn. With trading in May contract ending tomorrow there was con siderable short - covering in Ma wheat, and that contract was u more than a cenl al times. Pi rumors that flour ceilings migh be advanced and reports the gov ernment had bought some cas sheat locally for distilling use ai ed the advance. At the close wheat was 3-8—1 1 Nazi Counter (Continued From Pago One) fiiclnnes that, novcr have ccasnd turning out material for the front At least eight Gcrnutn crnft wore broimht down in air duels and by anti-aircraft fire on the city's approaches, the noon 1 conmuiniquo said. Three more Gorman pianos were brought down on Ihe Kuban front .is Russian pianos raided behind tho enemy lines, startinK fires, it was announced. Tho Oi'i-nians attempted In land on tho Soviet. - hold bank of the Kuban valley's lower roaches atv! were ambushed. The hidden Soviet troops allowed tho boats to approach, in some bases to make a landing. Then rapid fire rifle;: were turned on the enemy, killing about 2m. Tho others took to the boa Is in a futile attempt to retreat. Four- con of the craft were sunk and loir occupants were drowned, the lidnighl communique said. Northeast of Novorossisk last action was restricted to nr- illery bombardment and the bombing and strafing of German positions by Russian airmen. A dispatch to lied Star,'the Army lowspaper, said the Germans wore cMinlcrattacking in numer- HIS sectors and that the strength . their blows indicate the enemy is getting plenty of reinforcements into their Kuban bridgehead. With tho terrain rapidly drying Ihc Germans arc pushng more tanks into several sectors of this battlcfront, it was reported. The Russians described the sharp fighting in the Izyum sec tor as scouting in force. Tw groups of scouts dislodged the Germans from an important hill position and then held it against counterattacks, moving down the enemy trying to rc-takc it. This was lhn second success lu two ctiiys on this part of the front. Yesterday the Ked Armv announced nalns (hat broufim them new forward line positions in the Lischnnsk area. On the northwestern front Russian scouts banned two Gorman staff officers in a raid on tho enemy hendqum'U-rs, the noon com- munique declared. Russian arlillery also was busy west of Rostov, the war bulletin added Tho midnight communi<ivie told of the Ked Army l>u! B"i»s smashing at a concentnitior of German Uinks in tho Si-vsk area northwest of Kharkov. Will Add AN ARRAY OF GORGEOUS GAY COIORS THAT COVER IN ONE COAT • GIVES A HARD TILE-LIKE FINISH DRIES IN 4 HOURS Hope Retail Lbr. Yard Phone 178 Hope, Ark. •~ fl power" practice. "Before men were so scarce," Cot- NEW YORK COTTON New York, May 20 —• on prices moved irregularly over arrow limits today. Late after-, oon values were unchanged : to 0 cents a bale lower, Jly 19.90, Oct 19.70 and Dec. 19.54. S.T LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., May 20 — tfP>— (U. S. Dept. Agr.) — ogs, 10,000; opening generall steady but easier trend is evident after early sales; top 14.50; good and choice 180-280 Ibs. 14.40-50: 140-180 bs largely 13.40-14.00; 100-130 Ibs 12.50-13.25; sows 13.85-14.10; a few light to 14.50. Cattle, 1,00; calves, 800; general ly steady; a few good steers J5.2! 1G.OO; good mixed yearlings anc heifers 14.50-15.25; common and medium cows 11.00-13.00; medium and good sausage bulls 12.5013.75 good and choice vealers 15.75; medium and good 13.25-14.50; nominal range slaughter steers 11.5016.75; slaughter heifers 10.75-16.25; stocker and feeder steers 10.7515.50. Sheep, 1,200; nothing done. The firct practical lawn mower was invented in 1868. Blades explains, "it was all right for a pitcher to get his arm in shape just whipping strikes to the catcher. "That's out now. Everytime a itcher steps up to the plate, there's batter wailing for him. jractice simullaneously." They Oil and Gas Prepared by Mrs. Eunice Triplet!, Lcwisvillc, Ark. Royalty deed: 1/4BIK interest <20 royalty acres). Dated May 18. 11)43. j Filed'May 10, 19-13. V. S. Parham j and wife to F. B. King; EM- of NK'.<i i of Sec. 9: SE'/4 of SE'Xi of Sec. 4: all in Twp. 19 S.. Hne. 23 West. ; Royalty deed: l/10th interest (20 royally acres). Dated April 19. 1943. Filed May 19, 1943. D. H. Tompkins and wifa'to V. S. Parham; Sli'/i of SE'/4 of Sec. 4, Twp. 19 S., Rtfc. 23 West. COULDN'T BE MUCH FRESHER IF IT FLEW TO YOU .... JkDE BY THE WtSSON Oil MOMI BLUE PLATE Mayonnaise fiCHIIlG Royal Red TOMATOES Home Grown GREEN BEANS Lb. lOc Fresh TOMATOES Lb. 15c PIE PEACHES FRANKS 4 Points Lb. • SERIAL STORY (Bsdht BY LORETTE COOPER WAAC COPYRIGHT, 1943. NEA SERVICE. INC. THE STOHYi Beth C n r t e r, •WAAC, U Major Brit Jackson'"* "one-man" stall on the liny camoullagedl Uluiid In the PnclUn where hl« unit of the Coast Artillery Barrage Balloon battalion In bowed. Information leak* are suspected. After Beth overhear* the mysterious I-Ha JJnnton persuade Brit to give free passage to the plane that brought her and her companion. Hick Moth, into a forced landing on the inland, an Important paper I» discovered ni|N»lnK. Beth decide* to do some sleuthing on her own. She sees Brit meet Lita and Kick secretly. * * * SPY SUSPECT CHAPTER X could not "I do not blame you for want- I ing to safeguard the secret of your island," Kick Moth said ("You should feel glad that Lita and I are two loyal Americans who do not wish to divulge even I a hint as to its existence." : * JRIT laughed. It was a short laugh, expressive of nothing except that he was thinking of I what had been said. Lita's voice could be heard now. "I'm almost jealous of you, you I darling boy—bringing a woman clear out from the mainland just « cnauea. * e vn f> y.™"? 1 * be wlth her ° n this what they were tropical isle." "I have no doubt Lieutenant Carter could show ability with cooking utensils, too," Brit defended. * » * T ITA spoke impatiently. •*-* "I don't see why we're wasting time talking about that child," she said. "Weren't we going to discuss . . a big story?" "Oh, yes," Brit answered. "You wanted some inside dope on when to look for a raid on Japan." "Not 'a raid, 1 " Lita corrected. " 'A series of widespread and devastating raids that will help materially to put Japan out of the war' is what I thought you said." "So I did. First I must have your assurance that you'll not use the story in any manner so that it would be traceable back to me." Beth could hardly believe her ears! What Brit was doing was no less than violating his oath as an officer in the United States Army. He was about to reveal secret in- Fresh Black Eye Peas Lb. lOc STEW MEAT Brisker—4 Points Lb. 27c FLOUR 2.05 48 Lbs. Large LETTUCE Head 15c cou no ear wa e saying. Then, with Brit leading the "Don't talk such nonsense, Lita, way they walked in the opposite he said. "She was sent here under direction from headquarters, pass- orders from headquarters. She's a ing within a few feet of where unkist ORANGES 45c Winesap . . a soldier. "Women talk on the rrdio. .- I suppose it's their right to join " toanneyhaddi.- I suppose s er rg o appewed into the light tropical the WAACs if they, wish," Lita ? f . . . _• _ ,_ !•. ____ 3 iu~ U. 0 ;/i it -man likp n deliberate taunt. shrubbery beach. which fringed the said. It was like a deliberate taunt, hurled directly at Beth. It was formation which, if the enemy received it, might mean the failure of an American task force's mission and the death of many American soldiers! "You have my word," Lita said. "Surely, darling, you can trust Beth waited tensely until their almost as though Lita knew Beth s footsteps were no longer distinct, ears would hear it. Then she gathered herself up care- "I am not entirely sure I ap- fully and brought herself to her prove of women joining the armed feet. No, that would never do, she forces even in a noncombatant decided. It was creep and crawl, capacity," Rick Moth said. Or as she had learned that soldiers perhaps I should not say noncom- at the front must do. She forgot her batant.' I'm told by no less an uniform, forgot the problem of how authority than yourself that Lieu- she would explain the disarray if tenant Carter distinguished her-v. she were to meet Brit or some self with a machine gun on the *»vjifi i . t tv* I. -._ —1. ~ ««4. iMMs^/4 \ \ir jjy over* There was no compliment, but rather sarcasnr in his tone. "She did distinguish herself," Brit said. At least, he was praising her. "I would much rather think of a woman distinguishing herself with an eggbeater or a frying pan," me!" "Yes," Brit said, trust you." "surely I can other officer when she returned. | way over." She forgot even the damage to her stockings, and went forward among the bushes along the edge of the beach, moving as fast as she could from one protective clump to another, sometimes crawling, sometimes creeping, sometimes running with her body as low as possible, Lita.Ric" W * UM M->* V-<jq» p «'^- wvv*. >»"• ••» — T ^ " -"I? It • r Kick said. "How the world chang- The three turned in the moonlight. Beth could see them clearly. She had crept to within a few yards of them. Lita's next words were addressed to her. "Stand up, Lieutenant Carter. We know you are there. Stand up, before Major Jackson is forced to shoot." Brit had drawn his pistol. It was pointing at the ground just in front of Beth. She stood up. "You talked about spies a few minutes ago on the plane," Lita said to Brit. "There is your spy —a dirty little spy hiding i» her country's uniform. You, have looked fpr your APPLES 198's Doz. 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