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HOPE STAR, HOM, ARKANSAS Saturday, May 22,JI943 ••>AGE fOUR ^ - .... =========_. — --======= — ==r-»~^-^.-^-.-.-^. :.-—=—-^—-= - •• - •- ^fcM • Speeding Up of Allied Supplies Is God-Send for China • ^^ * • — ~~~~" ~~ . _. ~__-.Zr 1 slnrlcd in some cities. / j-\ _ ^M % i * • I B f^ rt "• I _____ II _L ._ — I ...,l.. » frttif rlill \ffPI' Analysis of the News by Mackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeWITT MacKENZIE Determination of the Allied war council in Washington to speed the movement of war materials and other supplies into China is a Godsend for that hard-hit and long-sui'- fering country. This presumably will involve an extension of the American job of transporting stuff by air over the dangerous route across the mountains between India and China one of the touahest assignments of the war. It will be worth it, though, for that's about the only way to move goods pending the recapture of Burma and the reopening of the Burma road, or the completion of fresh roads through the mountain wilderness. Every extra hundred - weight •package moved to the Chinese will be a tower of relief. When I was in Chungking early this year the situation as far as supplies was terribly bad — far worse, I believe, than the people of other countries ever realized. The celestials have been so hard up for fighting equipment that their success in withstanding utter defeat is one of the wonders of the •world. They have been hamstrung for lack of arms and equipment of all categories. About the only weapon they have had with which to wage war, apart from their splendid determination and courage, has been limitless space to trade to the enemy for time. The Chinese have been waiting to get equiped by the Allies Meantime their resources have been so small that the military command lasn't found it feasible to engage in major offensive oper ations. About all that could be don was hold the line as best possible But there's a lot more to China' troubles than that. She's been ask ing for arms and hasn't been say ing much about food or raiment. The economic position is depen dent on the military situation. Wit the Japs in possession of most o the centers of p'roduction and trade it's not hard to see that the economic structure of unoccupied China must be shot as full of holes as a sieve. Things are bad, and Inflation is running through the country. The Chinese need equipment with which to recapture military positions which would help them economically. For that matter they need it right now to protect themselves against the Japanese offensive amied at the great rice-growing area in Hunan province, which is now partly i n Jap hands and partly in Chinese. Involved in this Nipponese drive is a city which the Chinese have been very anxious to get back — Ichang, the strategic port on the Yangtze west of Hankow. This is the most important city on the middle Yangtze and its possession by invaders, .who captured it last June, has been of great value in military operations. I was told in Chungking that the Chinese felt if they had airpower they could reclaim Ichang and thus open up Hunan province with its badly needed rice. For this operation and others, they wanted between 300 and 500 warplanes. Had it been possible to get those planes then, we might have had a different story today. Burma can't be invaded before the end of next September, because of the monsoon weather. Thus the urgently needed aid wil have to be handled by air transport for a long time to come. This presumably means that the chief help for China to stand off the presen Jap offensive will be in bombers and fighter planes. Here's a 'Bicycle Jeep' Phillies and Athletics Surprising BY HUGH FULUERTON, JR. Associated Press Sports Writer In the hullabaloo over Bill Cox' revival of the Phillies, it may have been overlooked that Connie Mack's Athletics aren't doing so badly cither. A quick glance at the American League standing shows the A's in sixth place today, but a second ook reveals also that the standings are so tight that Philadelphia and the Chicago White Sox as wcl —are only two games out of sec ond place a month after the belat ed start of the 1943 season. The Athletics haven't a .300 hitter on the club — Bobby Eslalella and Joe White dropped below that mark last night — but they've come up with a couple of prize- package pitchers who mean a lot to a club in these days of low - hit games. There's Jesse Flores, the frijole flipper from Guadalajara, Mexico, who's won five games and lost ly one so far. And last night Or- Secretary Wickard Strikes Back at State Legislature Washington, May 22 — (/T) —Sec- •ctary of Agriculture Wickard says ic trusts the Arkansas legislature n a recent resolution did not in- end to express disapproval of the Icderal government's acquiring — for national forests — hind that is so poor it is incapable of piovid- ing family livings. The resolution, which expressed concern over federal land acquisitions which take properly off the state tax rolls, was sent' to Wickard by Representative Brooks Hays of Little Rock, and it was in a letter to Hays thai Wickard made his comments. Wickard said "the land acquisition program of this department within the Ouchita and O'/.ark National Forests has never contemplated ultimate federal ownership f tracts chiefly valuable for farm rop procluetio n or pasturage. "On the contrary," he said, over 465.000 acres within the two ational forests hitherto have been xcluded from the long-range pur- hase program in recognition of heir apparent greater .value for nirposes oilier than forestry. "It is. of course, true that many icrcs once occupied as farms have which '.lie aisriculluro Department pays to the stale, for distribution among the affected counties, 25 per c-cMil of all money received from the sale of national forest products or occupancy of national forest land. lie said "the department rccog- nb.es that in some localities and under some circumstances" these payments under existing legislation are unsatisfactory, and the department is studying the matter in cooperation with the federal real estate board, with the "hope that an equitable soluiton" will be found. This attractive contraption-is known as the para-bike, or bicycle- jeep a 30-pound vehicle that folds up like an umbrella and can bo handily carried by a paratrooper. It has bars front and rear for mounting machine guns and attains greater speed with less peda ing effort than ordinary bikes. Its inventor came from Brooklyn, which explains thin£S. SPORTS ROU By Hugh S. Fnllerton, Jr.- Associated Press Sports Columnist New York, May 22 — (IP)— It has been said that there's nothing like a good depression to help baseball, so maybe the prosperity of these times is reflected in the experiments this season with starting times for ball games . . . The "depression" theory is that when men are out of work they have plenty of time to visit the ball park but when they'r e working hard they can't get away afternoons So far this season major league clubs have played afternoon, night twilight and morning games —the last two presumably for the benefit of war workers . . . Now, with double headers piling up, the Dodg ers and Reds have scheduled a daylight-and-dush doubleheader for June 30 and the Phillies and Braves are booked for morning and afternoon bill June 15 How about a continuous perform ance next? Johnston is having a little troubl with names these days. On Jun 7 his heavyweight, Freddie Fidu ciau, and Nate Bolden and th next night they'll send Ham Wilob against Larry Bolvin. Outdoor Sports Top Combat Program Jacksonville, Fla. —(/V)— Outdoor sports are. stressed heavily at tlu's Naval Air Station. Hub of the Navy's aviation combat program, every effort is made to keep the officers, sailors and marines here in fine physical trim. K.t. Coin. Lawrence E. Haskcll, former University of Oklahoma athletic head, tops the physical training department. )een acquired, but such tracts, as Fights Last Night By The Associated Press New York Bob Montgomery, 134, Philadelphia, outpointed Bean Jack, 135, Augusta, (15). (title) Washington Lew Hanbury, 129, Washington, outpointed Jackie Callura, 127 1-2, Hamilton, Ontario, (101. (Non-titlei. ATLAND, Ore. — Lou Nova, 205, California, outpointed Chuck Crow ell, Van Nuys, Cal., (10) The Old Daze A lot of you likely can remem- er when there weren't so many places to go and when a holiday Iways meant one game in the morning, lunch at that place across the street from the park and another game right afterward. . . And on July 4 you tossed firecrackers at the umps and likely as not hung around to otss rocks at the carryall in which the visiting .earn was riding to its hotel Well, you're riding to the park in street cars again, so mabye the rest will corne back. Two Indian reservations hav their gateivays 11 miles southwes of Phoenix, Ariz. Sports Mirror By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Tami Mauriello, 177 3-4, gained disputed ten-round bout at Madison Square Garden. Three Yeprs Ago — Detroit Tigers sold Pitcher Henry Pippcn to Oakland. Five Years Ago — Glenn Cun ningham defeated Gene Venzko n 4:12.9 mile at Randall's Island. e Arntzen, a newcomer from illiamsport of the Eastern jeague added his name to the list y outlasting the veteran Johnny iggeling of the St. Louis Browns a floodlight pitching duel. Still nother may be Donald Black, up om Petersburg. Va., who has urned in a couple of good efforts Ithough he hasn't won a game. The Athletics' 2-1 triumph over 10 Browns was a highlight of ; iree-game major league progran •hich produced a total of only 3 its and seven runs. The A's mad ust two hits off Niggeling and Xrntzem was in hot water fre- uenlly because of wildness — he ;ave eight walks. But there was no scoring until the Browns' Mike Chertak belted his third homer of he season in the eighth inning and the A's came back to push over .wo runs in the ninth, scoring the winning tally when catcher Rick Fen-ell truffed a third strike. Chicago's White Sox kept pace with the Athletics and dropped Washington a few points out of second place by winning another floodlight contest, 1 to 0, behind the three - hit hurling of Johnny Humphries, while Detroit's Tigers grabbed fourth place from SI. Louis as the result of their 2-1, 13- inning conquest of the Boston Red Sox in the afternoon. Cleveland's idle Indians moved into second. The entire National League card was postponed, but the Phillies again managed to get into the spotlight. Owner Bill Fox revealed he had made an offer to Lefty Gomez, ormer Yankee great recently cast idrift by the Boston Braves, and 10 listed a Saturday night game, a major league rarity, after last night game's was called off. The Cleveland Indians, determined to meet the Yankees under the lights, also booked a game for tonight after a postponement last night. rather general rule, have con tained only limited acreages of tollable land, frequently less than ;cn acres and seldom more than 20, consisting of inferior or seriously eroded soil, together with limited acreas of woods pasture capable of supporting only one or two head of work stock." Wickard said that apparently because such land will not support a family, many tracts have been voluntarily offered for disposal to the government. ....Most of the lands in the two Arkansas National Forests, Wick arcl said, had bec-n so heavily cu over before acquisition by the government that they had tempor arily ceased to yield any income and "in many instances the pri vale owners had ceased to pay. taxes. He explained the system under No Clue Yet (Continued From Page One) not be charged against the fov- iiula. The miners contend, and the op orators deny, that the 1041 raise was based on increases in mine productivity since 1037, when they received their last preceding wage nike. The miners also contend their two - year contract barred them from increases which the unions obtained. Persons intimate with board policy said these circumstances frequently were present in other cases and it would be an entirely new doctrine for the board to give them substantial weight in this case. The miners arc asking $2 a day increase in the present basis wa'ge of $7. Troops Patrol (Continued From Pnge One) Louis was the SI. Charlco (Mo. 1 * district, where damage already was extensive. Vic said if the ihrce remaining levees in the area — county waterworks, gumbo and monarch — would hold, much of the damage would be removed. Otherwise, he added, the city of St. Charles and additional farm lands would be under water. More than 100,000 acres of land were inundated, damage was estimated at more than $3,000,000 and between 300 and 400 were homeless. Two thousand Missouri state guardsmen were in the area. City officials in Muskogcc, Okla. disrontinurd water service to the •10,000 inhabitants to conserve the small supply remaining in the reservoir after floods left the waterworks inoperative. The Arkansas Ivor stage at Muskogce was 48.47, 'ive inches below the crest prallct- d by the Weather Bureau. Slate igricuHunil experts estimated 75,800 acres of crops were ruined iti J8 counties and damage to high- vays was placed at more than SI,000.000. All rivers in the Tulsn irea, except the Verdigris, were •eported falling. Breaks in the Illinois side of levee on the Wabash river relieved the greatest part of the pressure at Vineennes, kind and dikes in- that city were considered trustworthy." The number of homeless in the state was still about 10,000, with rehabilitation of evacuees started in some citi sc KcotrH started in some cities. / There were only a few danger spots left in Arkansas, where wa- crs from the Arkansas, White, bi. Francis nnd Black river have flooded thousands of acres. Only four of the 20 levees between Fort Smith and Pine Bluff were int. -:t and engineers were doubtful that one, Fourchc island, below Little Rock, will hold under the predicted stages. Some 6,400 families in the stale are affected by the floods. ( The American Red Cross in Washington announced it is investigating properly damage in the flooded areas of the Missouri and Mississippi valleys mid will extend financial aid to families. Offici 's had estimated about 100,000 pur- sons were homeless in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. It also was disclosed In Washington that Major General Kugc'ic Heybold, chief of army cngince.s, will make a personal inspection of the flooded areas in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and will report his find- ngs to the House Flood Control Committee. ' to •n, i AIRCRAFT JOBS OPEN For Trained Men and Women For full particulars listen to KWKU Monday, thru Friday 6:50 a. m. Sunday night 8:20 p. Also Electric Welding See—Or Write to Shrcvcport Aeronautical Institute Room No. 442 Grim Hotel, Tcxarkana Announcement To our many friends and former customers: I have purchased the N. U. Cassidy Grocery on North Hazel Street. We appi»eciate your patronage. E-W Grocery & Market BYRON EVANS Eisenhower Rooters Sun Antonio, Texas —f/P)— Sports fans here are following Gen. Dwight F.isenhosvcr's activities in Africa with more interest than other Americans. They remember him from way back when he coached the St. Mary's College football team. Market Report Non-Attendance Record A lot of ball clubs have been polling the fans about starting times, but the most novel poll was conducted in Oakland, Calif., recently (result hasn't reached here yet) . . . The idea was to start a doubleheader at one p. m. and count how many people left after the first game .... If many did leave, that was supposed to prove that swing shifters, who had to get to work about four, liked the idea of having a game early enough for them to see. Steel-framed windows first were introduced into the United States in 1907. SOMETHING FOR SALE? Use The Classified . . . It's Direct For a few cents you can put an ad in the HOPE STAR classified section and you'll find all the buyers you're seeking to sell your merchandise. The classified is a clearing-house of opportunities. HOPE STAR Service Dep*. Harris Horder. former six day bike racer who joined the American Army in Australia, was the tail gunner in a Liberator bomber that shot down six of 12 attacking Jap Zeros over New Guinea recently . . . Must have thought they were trying to steal a lap at G a. m. . . . The Boprs and Cooks softball team was the first Fort Sheridan outfit to challenge the new organized WAAC squad. If they lose, the soldiers probably will dare the gals to try a cooking contest . . . Pvt. Jarnes Farley, who plays for the 15th Signal Training Regiment baseball team at Fort Monmouth. N. J., isn't related to the former postmaster general, but he plays first base, too. ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., May 22 (/PI—(U. S. Dept. Agr.> — Hogs, 800; fully steady with Friday and active; good and choice 180 - 250 Ibs. mostly 14.40; top 14.40; around 160 Ibs. 13.85-90; compared with Friday of last week 180 Ibs. up 15-25 higher; 170 Ibs. down 15 higher; sows steady to 10 higher. Cattle, 100: calves, 25; compared with close of last week: steers, cows heifers and bulls steady; vealers 25 lower; replacement steers strong; top for week: 1286 Ib. choice steers 10.50: 1022 Ib. choice yearlings 10.35; 8(J9 Ib. choice heifers 16.25; 784 Ib. choice mixed yearlings lfi.00; cows anc sausage bulls 13.75; replacement steers 15.60: vealers 15.7;")-, bulks for week steers 14.25 - 15.65; mixed yearlings and heifers 13.00 - 15.35 cows 11.00 - 13.00; rcplacernen steers 13.25-14.50. Sheep. 400: compared with Fri day of last week: lambs 25 o more higher; sheep steady; limit ed supply of spring lambs vary fo 13.50 - 15.25; common down t 10.50; native and western elippe lambs went largely at 14.00 - 15.00 a few at 15.25-75: shorn ai;ed v/eth ers 8.50; shorn slaughter ewes 7.01 8.00: u few wooled ewes ran ye u to 9.00. tantial demand for rye came into 10 grain market today through ommission houses and prices ad- anced about 2 cents in an active .rade. Other grains, influenced by ie rye strength, moved higher, vhcat gaining about a cent. At the close wheat was 7-8—1 1-8 igher, July $1.44 1-4—1-8, September $.144 3-8, corn was unchanged, July $1.05, oats were up 7-8—1 1-4 m a last minute buying spurge ind rcjumped 5-8—2 1-8. No wheat. Corn: No. 22 yellow 1.07. Oats: No. 2 special red heavy 65 3-4. Barley malting 90-1.07 nominal; hard 87-90 nominal; fed 78-83 nom- nal. Soybeans sample grade yellow 1.54 3-4. Cleaning The Cuff When the Great Lakes sailors play the University of Illinois today, there'll be a re-union of two rival coaches. Lieut. Mickey Cochrane caught for the Tigers and Wallie Rot-tiger played in the outfield for the Cardinals in the 1931 World Series. For such an occasion, they should open champaign. Al Barlick, the National League umpire, took his Army screen test yesterday. He's married and has a seven-weeks old daughter ... No wonder Jimmy POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, May 22 — t/t>> — Butter receipts 877,780; prices as quoted by the Chicago price current were unchanged, tone steady. NEW YORK COTTON New York, May 22 —i.-Vr-CoUo moved higher tndav on fairly active trade and New Orleans buying, futures doted 455 to (JU cents a bale higher. Jly~ opened. 2(i().10; closed 20.09-10 Ocl—opened. 19.82; closed, 19.82 j ; Jjee—opened. 19.09; closed. 19.08 Mch—opened, 19.45; clu.-:ed, 9.49N May—opened, 19.3V; closed, 19.35 Middling spot 22.IJ2n; up 8 N - Nominal. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, May 22 — (fl j )— The stock market today was mainly a stop-look-and-listen affair and, while scattered steels, rails and specialties made a little headway, numerous leaders got nowhere. The ticker tape frequently was at a standstlil throughout the brief proceedings and transfers of 433,380 .shares were among the smallest for the year to date. Near the close small gains and losses were pretty evenly divided and a wide '.i.'isorlmenl of issues held at Friday's levels. Bonds and commodities were steady. s, This is no joke! I) has happened to thousands accustomed to full iceboxes before Pearl Harbor, In this case, however, the icebox might have been better stocked had the lady not used up her ration coupons before more were available and expended too many points for too little. It was all in the newspapers, her husband is telling her. Had she watched them for ration reminders this wouldn't have happened! He is right. Keeping you up with your ration news is «nljy. one way your newspaper serves the home. It helps you to meet the whole new impact of war on the home- front ... to stretch your food dollars further... to safeguard your health through scientific diet and expert advice . . . To make yog a better homemaker whether it's to fashion your own spring suit or to refurbish the living room ... to assist you in your war effort generally whether it's showing you how tp grow a better victory garden or more ably serve civilian defense . . . Imagine, in fact, waging this war without newspapers! GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, May 22 —(••!';— A sub- \\' \\ There are 29 islands in the Bahamas, but only 20 of them arc inhabited. An Associated Press Newspaper

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