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The Byline of Dependabi/ify * Hope Star The Weather Arkansas: Continued warm this afternoon and tonight. Fresh to strong winds. ^VOLUME 44—NUMBER 196 Star Of Hope, 1879; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—V " ------Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY ^ FDR Called in Coal ? Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Lewis' Crafty Idea Half a million, coal miners have been on strike since Tuesday night, breaking the union's truce with the government and checking up to President Roosevelt the matter of disciplinary action. Russians Defeat Nazi Attempts to Relieve Troops By WILLIAM McGAFFIN As you recall, John L. Lewis, -® boss of the United Mine Workers of America, precipitated the original strike in May when the mine operators failed to agree to wage raises proposed by the union. Then the government took over the mines, and Ihe men returned to work. Lewis' new action, therefore, is just what Mr. Roosevelt has called -a strike against government. For in wartime neither the rights of Ihe mine owners nor the rights of the union miners are of any importance in the face of the necessity of gelling a continuous supply | of fuel lo war plants and railroads. Some observers report Mr. Lewis I seemed to think he had scored a Doctor Who Attended Dionne Quints Dies North Bay, Ontario, June 2 —(/P) —Dr. Allan Roy Dafoc, 60 former physician to the Dionne quintuplets, died today in a hospital here. Dr. Dafoo, who gained international prominence nine years ago when he attended the quintuplets at birth died at 11 a. m., five minutes after lie had been admitted to the hospital. Dr. D. A. Campbell oC North Bay, who was at the bedside, said death was clue to pneumonia. Two years ago — On April 14. 1941 — Dr. Dafoe underwent a major operation, the nature of which was not disclosed. It was on February 14, 1042, that Dr. Dafoe finally gave up his connection with the quintuplets. He offered his resignation to Premier Mitchell Hepburn, then premier of Ontario "becau.se his position has been made almost impossible by reason of the fact, that the children are not allowed to speak English." Later the physician said he quit because "I felt that my usefulness had come to an end." 1,500 Japs Are Killed in First 20 Days on Attu Rationing of Canned Milk Starts Today Washington, June 2 W 3 )— Rationing ol canned milk began today on short notice. The purpose, according to Office of Price Administration, is to reduce all non-essential consumption and to conserve limited supplies for infant feeding and for persons who require canned milk in special diets. Under the rationing, which slarl- Washinglon, June 2 —(/P)—More I ed at 12:01 today, evaporated and (lian 1,500 Japanese were killed condensed milk were added to the and four were captured during the meats and fats program, but no first 20 days of fighting on Attu additional points were allowed, island, the navy reported today, as Sixteen points per person per week operations on the formerly enemy- are allowed for the purchase of -Washington held island continued in a mopping up phase. A communique said that from meats and fats, and canned milk how must be included in this allowance. the start, of the American inv^- It will "cost" one red point per sion of AtUi May 11 through mid- pound, and OP A estimated infant night of May 30 the enemy casual- formulas will require about 7 cs were so estimated. A na$J points a week. jokesman. amplifying, said slimatc was based on an actual U ne m eat "bonus" which parents ount ot bodies and that the total O f small children have enjoyed. been QPA estimated this year's supply of canned milk will approxi- umber 'killed might have 0 or 100 per cent greater. Moscow, June 2 —(/P)— The Ger- triumph when he forced the gov- rnans have launched new counter- crnmcl ,t to take over the mines in attacks northeast of Novorossisk in May IIis way o{ thinking may ap- an attempt to relieve their be- poal . c i cv i O us and confusing. But sieged forces stubbornly clinging pcrn .,p s ne was m j s i c d by earlier to the last Nazi-held Caucasus ovcn ( s under the New Deal. The bridgehead, but every attempt lias government has taken over a good been defeated, front line Russian dca | of private properly, and has dispatches slid today. guaranteed wages to a great many S t r o n g 1 y-altacking German workers beyond what private opcr- forces made a vigorous bid to re- ators could guarantee them. Per- gain the initiative there, the clis- haps, then, Mr. Lewis argued that patches said, but Russian infantry since the coal mine operators backed by heavy artillery threw | couldn't guarantee .wage increases them back repeatedly. With exception of the Kuban fighting, the long front was rela lively quiet, but both forces arc keyed up for another major cam paign. under the ceiling price structure of | coal the best "out" for the UMW was to throw the coal industry into the government's lap. But there is one thing Mr. Lewis has overlooked. Government in "Last night was espccailly active limes past has taken -over private in one sector of the front," said property, such as the coal mines a dispatch to Red Star, the army ana has guaranteed wages to organ. The dispatch did not. idcn- workers, such as the coal miners— tify the front, but presumably was but in the long run such enterprises referring to the Kuban activity. are managed by government and "We captured tho first line .of government alone. There would be It i rman"rr'cnc'lfes," it"sa'id. "ThTs | rib UMW, and no Mr. Lesvis. And this would be a real defeat for the cause of labor unionism. For, while the coal mine owners would have to be paid for their property, the u labor union, being merely an in) But we bested them, too, and" at tangible organization without prop- German was not hard, for there was only an outpost guard and it was easily overwhelmed. When we came in the second line of trenches, how ever, they put up a stiff fight Japs on Attu Lived in Caves and Tunnels By WILLIAM L. WORDEN Murder Point, Allu Island. May 20 (Delayed) —(/P)— Whatever else the Japanese have been doing on Allu for Ihe last year, they mus have spent most of their time dig ging in the mushy tundra. American soldiers advancing ni Japanese positions all over AtU have found literally miles of tun nels and caves. Every sniper nest is a pint-sized underground house,, sometimes wilh four or fiv tunnel-connected find positions Machine gun emplacements nr elaborate caves with side pas sage for storage of ammunilin or food and other niches for th crews to sleep in. A typical Japanese command post is an underground hut some 20 feet long and half that wide, beautifully screened of tundra, protected tancc. to estimate the number year's because of the diversion of tilled by high explosive naval hells or those buried by their ] omrades under the show. This, in effect wipes out some of Insanity Plea Is Entered by Mathes Jonesboro, June 2 —(/P) — The defense offered testimony today tc support its contention that Free Vlathes, 61, former Jonesboro com jress manager on trial for the March 1$ slaying of James E Parr, compress president, acted in self defense and was temporarily insane when Parr was shot. Defense testimony began late yesterday after the state had rest ed on evidence submitted by 1 witnesses. First defense witnes was Miss Roxie Groves, a com press employe, who testifiec Mathes had not been acting norm ally for some time prior to th shooting she said that he ordinar tly was a quiet and peaceful per- _. ________ ______ It would be impossible, for in- ma t e of 25 per cent less than last raw milk to other purposes. Persons whose, doctors certify ,,. i they need extra amounts may ap- Ihe number of enemy soldiers , , rationin g boards for supple- . .-.-...I.-.:.-. >r ,.it Alln rtmilH 1-irtt hnl*^*' w . _ mental rations, as already provid- cmaining on Altu could not be stimatccl, therefore, even though he Japanese have reported that here were approximately 3,000 of heir force on the island to start vith, and also reliable estimates lere have ranged around 3,000. A navy communique said: "North Pacific: "l.On May 31st, on Attu island, mopping up operations by United States army troops against isolated Japanese groups continued. 2.As ot midnight May 30th, the Japanese casualties on Atlu were estimated as follows: "Killed—1,500. "Captured—four. ed in the meats and fats program. Film Actor Leslie Howard Listed Missing Leslie Howard London, June 2 —(/P)— A spot-es- man for the British overseas airways said today a British passenger airliner "disappeared" yester- On May 31st, formations of day en route to England from Army Liberator (Consolidated B- Lisbon,.and reports from the Port- Japanese Admit Setbacks at Hands of Chinese —War in Pacific By The Associated Press Imperial Tokyo headquarters tacitly admitted a setback today in fierce battles west of Tungting lake, where Generalissimo Chiam Kai-Shek's armies have been fight ing to defend China's vital "rice bowl" lands and the route to the war-time capitol of Chungking. The Tokyo command, resorting to its familiar propaganda tech nique of explaining a reverse, saic Japanese troops had "successfully completed operations" in the lake region and had killed or wounded 36,300 Chinese and captured 5,923 prisoners against a Japanese loss of 475 killed in action. The Japanese also said a "crushing offensive" had been carried out \\^ ^ootinTbuThea'rd three'shots" against 120,000 Chungking defense Ho sald he saw no gun Finch troops in the sector opposite said he was i eaving Parr - s o f£i ce Ichang, main Japanese base on at the the Yangtze river front, where the Chinese reported yesterday that I five Japanese divisions had been thrown into disorderly retreat. Chinese headquarters today said the Japanese retreat toward Ichang was continuing, while Chinese .. bombers operating with strong fighter escort blasted ene- | my supply routes in the Yangtze valley near Ichang. Chinese troops were reporetd laying siege to a Japanese - held city only 12 miles from Ichang. son. The state witness included city and county officials who testified that Mathes was in a highly nervous condition following the shooting; that he said he had been mistreated by Parr; that he shot Parr when the latter reached for a desk drawer. Joe Finch, the only person present when Parr was slain in his office, testified that he did not see WLB Fails to Settle Miners Wage Dispute —Washington Washington, June 2 —(/?)— The War Labor Board checked the coal mine walkout back to President Roosevelt today "for such action as he deems appropriate" and told the disputing parties to stop their - • contract negotiations. UMW President John L. Lewis and the operators' representatives had just begun on fresh efforts to settle their dispute, which has re- suited in half a million miners staying away from work in the J the end of the battle had taken prisoners, killed or wounded a hundred officers and men, and destroyed pillboxes and dugouts." new fortifications along vital sections, the dispatches said. erly, would lose absolulely evcry- Ihing when dissolved. This is no idle Ihreat. Every indication points to just that action Red Army forces have been tak- I —jf not by Mr. Roosevelt, then by ing advantage of the lull lo creel | the governmenl which follows him. The whole principle of unionization, like private capital, hangs Russian artillery has been I upon free enterprise. Government pounding the German lines, parti- | operation destroys both. "if you think I am wrong about this, consider the rising tide of criticism, in every quarter, against couirfer attacks were described as | tnc war .tj mc labor abuse of col lecting union dues on government construction jobs. That practice is doomed, and its record will react ed by the Associated Press, said upon ;|11 organized labor the 24- heavy bombers, Mitchell med- I uguese capital said the actor, Les- ium. bombers and Warha'wks fight- lie Howard, was among the 13 pas- crs bombed and strafed Japanese | sengers. positions at Kiska. Hits were 375 Miners Desire to Go Back to Work Pittsburgh, June 2 (IP)— While i the government sought to encour V-V U111Y it* ti **iCO 4-i\Ji*ia.v,nt«i.i^. j a - . . Chinese dispatches said Gen. age striking coal diggers back to Chiang's armies were pressing vio- work, one tiny break appeared to lent assaults along the whole up- day in the solid front of 500,000 per Yangtze front and were light- members of the United Mine Work ening traps around Japanese forces ers standing pat ™ ""• in hoth Hunhe and Hunan nro- slogan of "no cor vinces. on the union contract - no work.' Indicating a desire to work — war vital industry. However, said the board unani- « mously, "any agreement on the issues by the parties while the workers are on strike" and the „ egotiators are subject to "strike oercion" will not be considered: r approved. The miners and the operators, in- ormed of the board's order, went jack into joint session immediate 1 y without making any comment. ?hey had suspended meeting brief- y while waiting for an expected announcement from the board. The text of the telegram: "By unanimous vote of the National War Labor Board the board declares that the existing strikes and stoppages of work in the nation's coal fields constitute an unwarranted violation of the no-strike pledge and a defiance of the board's directive order of May 25,•• 1943. Therefore in conformance' with the procedures of the War Labor Board which have been uniformly applied in all past cases in which either party violated the no-strike, no - lockout pledge and ^j defied a directive order of the cularly in the Lisicliansk area of the Donets front, where German efforts in concentrate reserves for disrupted. (The German communique broadcast from Berlin and record today the Russians had attacked with strong forces supported by tanks and planes both in the Kuban and at Velizh, about 250 miles wesl of Moscow. Panicky Nazis Try to Learn Invasion Plans By JOHN COUBURN Stockholm, June 2 (/Pi — The German general staff and other Nazi military circles appeared lo be grasping for straws today in an effort to learn the time and place of Ihe expccled Allied summer in vasion. Berlin dispalches continued to insist Ihe Germans have planned no summer offensive on their own, and Nazi military circles were quoted by the neutral correspondent to the Stockholms Tidningen as saying a large - scale coinbinec Russian and British - American of fensive from Ihe easl and wes might not start until fall. German military commentators said all signs on the Russnin front indicated the Soviet Union was preparing for a winter offensive while they maintained the British and American forces lacked sufficiently seasoned troops to conduct anything but largescale commando raids this summer, the correspondent added. Behind the fact the rigid German censorship permitted speculation regarding Ihe Nazi military views on the invasion situation lay further indications the Axis conducting "fishing expeditions" for information on Allied plans. Since ll)o cr y p I i c statement which was issued at the conclusion r -> f t lic Churchill - Roosevelt conference in Washingot.il, the Nazis have been allowing publication of stories saying they could no longer hide the effects of Allied aerial bombardments, and that their military, manpower and material strength has been sapped by their defeats in Russia and North Africa. moment the war emergency is over. Mr. Lewis may have thought it pretty slick to transfer the coal mines from private ownership to government—bul in the same throw of the dice he has risked the very existence of the union to which he las dedicaled a life-time. with blocks from shell fragments by tundra battlements. The only part of it extending above ground is the smoke pipe for the central heating stove. Most such huts are built into the sides of hills so that some drainage is provided. When the drains fail to work, however, the Japs simply lay catwalks over the water and go on using (lie installations. Most elaborate of all are the anti-aircraft positions, which include three or four rooms, all underground except tho single roofless circle which holds the gun itself. Crews lived, slept, worked and played in the caves they had built. At the west arm of Holt/. Bay, the trench system was so elaboia\e that it was possible to cross the entire valley without once exposing oneself to the sight of anyone in the bay — the distance is aliii-st two miles. At the airport in the east arm of Holtz Bay, workers have lived under the landing strip in underground sheds placed in scored on the runway, North Head and Gertrude Cove." This was the first comprehensive report of enemy casualties given out by American sources. A report on one night's operations which was issued by the navy Tuesday said 400 of the enemy were slain between dusk and dawn of May 29-30. Another earlier war bulletin disclosed that an entire counter-attacking force had been wiped out in one action at dawn of May 29 but no count was given. A Lisbon dispatch reported the 85 Per Cent of New Hosiery to Be Rayon Washington, June 2 —(/P) — Eighty-five per cent of the hosiery worn by women this year will be of rayon, the Office of War Information reported today in announcing there are no plans for rationing stockings. recesses in the side of teau. the pla- The selection will be less varied than in peacetime and the emphasis will be on wearing quality rather than sheerness. Prices are restrained by dollars and cents ceilings which specify definite quality grades for each price. Other points developed in the OWI report on hosiery: Stockings will average one inch shorter than the same styles in pre-war silk or nylon, because of the stretching qualities of rayon . Hosiery will be limited to five colors in any style. This is hardly a wartime restriction, OWI said, since even in normal times few manufacturers had greater variety. Under War Production Board rulings, the stocking must be reinforced in foot and welt for extra wear. When the price and marking system goes into full effect, in the next few months, every pair must carry marks identifying its quality. The sheer rayon stocking of prewar days is prohibited, although the government permits — but does not encourage — production of a new sheer rayon stocking made of a special type yarn and with a new mechanical technique. One of the strangest of all the installations was on a sand bar directly behind a gun position in the east arm of the bay. Starting with a gravel mound about 20 feel in diameter, the Japanese had built it up to a cone. If intenddc for concealment, it was once failure. It stood out as far as it could be seen. A stove pipe came out the lop. To enter, a man clambered up the gravel to a point about four feet below the top, there entered a twisting slit trench so narrow that a normal sized Amercian wearing a canteen belt had to take the belt off before he could go through it. The trench turned sharply, slanted down, entered a four-foot- square four - foot - high floored chamber. One corner contained a tiny stove, another a bag of rice. The chamber was windosvless, had been completely roofed before some American dropped ;\ grenade into it. An occupant could not look or shoot out, could not even see the gun closest to him. Unless it had been removed so carefully as lo leave no truce, there WHS not even a telephone wire into the place. The litter on the floor Inside from a packing box) conluincd two postcards, a Japanese dictionary and the inevitable bottle of pills. Single Plane Raid on U.S. 8 Months Ago Fort Orford, Ore., June 2 —(£•)— The public learned today of the enemy's fifth futile attack on the west coast, a sneak incendiary raid by a lone airplane more than eight months ago. Believed launched from a Japanese submarine last September 28, the plane flew over the Oregon coast in the early morning fog so dense a forest service lookout was unable to see the ship although it droned directly by his tower on a mountain near here. The lookout, Lauren S. Giebner, followed the sound of the motor as it moved northeastward. Heard a blast and saw a flash, as if a bomb had been dropped. Giebner reported to forest headquarters and watched sharply for the fire. When the fog lifted two hours later, he spotted it in a heavily limbered canyon three miles away. A crew of fire fighters hiked Iwo hours over rugged mountains to reach the blaze and bring it under control. This was the second reported incendiary attempt on the forests of his isolated southwsetern corner jf Oregon. The army previously mnnuncod a small plane flew in Vom the sea near Brookings last last word heard from the plane was "enemy plane attacking us." Kenneth Stonehouse, former chief of bureau at Washington nor Reuters news agency who was en- route to London to take a new assignment, was said to be aboard the aircraft with Mrs. Stonehouse. The reports from Listen said the plane with its Dutch crew was shot down in the stormy Bay of Biscay about half way between Lisbon and England that concern was felt over weather reports which indicated it would have been difficult for the passengers to take to their rubber boats. A Berlin broadcast, reporting Estimates of Japanese casual- contract or'nor ^contract—375..U.MW, ties in the last few days' fighting miners at Gallitzin, Pa., describ- ran as high as 30,000. ing themselves as "100 per cent Elsewhere in the Pacific war American, 1 " telegraphed President theater: Roosevelt: Burma — Drenching monsoon ,, We want immediate action so board it is hereby, directed^that alT,* negotiations -betwee'n-the', aarties IHV"' the issues referred to them by the directive order of May 25, 1943, in this case shall cease immediately until the mine workers return to work in compliance with rains, which will prevail all that we can re t ur n to work to pro- the board's drirective order of May through the summer months, tect our na ti on and for the quick- 25, 1943. The board further notifies bogged fighting on Ihe.. Arakan es t possible victory over the Axis." the parties that any agreement front along the Bay of Bengal, where the Japanese have been thrusting persistently toward the mnn th aeo the Gallitzin min- reached by the parties while the A ™°ntt> ago J* ^ lt ™ ™" 'workers are on strike and under 1 Broke from the union iront oy Burma-India frontier, and British | y_°^^_ to headquarters announced there were no military operations to report. Southwest Pacific — Gen. Doug- contract dispute. work before a 1 the pressure of this strike coer- coal shutdown cion wil1 not be considered or approved by the board. The board is referring this case to the president cu «nt cunt.m James Stafford, president of the I for such action as he deems ap- reminded Mr. Roosevelt the . was also taken before the The message was addressed to closed U, S. Flying Fortresses and vote was also taken before meM -« Liberators had dropped 132 tons of President made his radio appeal L*™, i—,hc ,,,ithin I B « than a wppk nn to miners to return to the pits. °em or Edward R. Burke, from Lisbon that the plane was missing, said "it was feared it met jvith an accident." First umbrella imported into 'he United States was brought to Ba:ii- more, Md., in 1772. Want to Kill A Cockroach? Wilmington, Del. (/Pi—Cock much es can swallow the drug phen- olhiazine without harm, but it it touches the outside of their bodies it kills the pests, research chemists say. The phenothia/.ine passe* through the shells of the roaches, and it apparently converted into another compound which really does the killing. September 0 jombs. This and dropped plane also spoiled by a lookout and the fires controlled quickly. Japanese markups were found on gradients of Hie incendiary bombs. The army held up Giebncr's .lory of the Port Orford raid for nililary reasons until Chief Forestor Lyle F. Watts, asking addliion- funds for protection of the forests, disclosed the attack in testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee in Washington, The previously disclosed raids, all shell ings by enemy submarines last year, were as profitless as the air attacks. The first was February V.'i when shells plopped harmlessly around an oil refinery at. Goleta, Calif. Then on June 20 .shells fell wide of the Estevan Point, lighthouse on Vancouver Island, and 011 June 21 projecticles mir.sed buildings at Fort Stevens, Ore., and tore up a stretch of sand dunes. Earlier, the German communi- que reported Nazi reconnaissance planes had shot down three Allied aombers and."one transport" over the Atlantic. Later the British Press Association quoted reliable sources as confirming that the actor was one of the passengers on the plane. The overseas airways spokesman said the plane was carrying 13 passengers and that one of them was named Howard. He tuld- ed, however, that only the surnames of the passengers were available in London at present. The Lisbon account said Alfred Chaenwall, a film director, and three women, each accompanied by a child, also were passengers. The spokesman said the fate of the plane was not known but that "enemy action was suspected." He said a formal statement would be issued later. The plane left Lisbon yesterday morning and was due in England last evening, he said. Howard had been in Spain recently canvassing the possibility of producing films there. Guards Called to Flood Area Released two Little Rock, June 2 (/P)— Five was state guard units numbering 270 bombs within less than a week on the Japanese bases at Lae and We- "Today we declare we do not re wak, New Guinea, without being tract our statement of that date," challenged by a single enemy Stafford said. "We are going to plane. wait a day or two, until the union Thirty - six tons of explosives | officials and operators have had a ing Association; Charles O'Neil, Continued on Page Four) Cutter Sinks Sub, Captures Crew of 40 of the enemy. The Fortress base. returned to its June 2 — (#") — De T a German submarina crew by the Coast Guard cutter Spencer was reported by the navy mine | today. With depth charges and roaring guns, the cutler sank the submai and Forrest City. Lackey s.ud about half of the Litlle Rock company will remain on duly here until evacuees of East Little Rock return lo their homes. About 450 guardsmen were on duty at various times during the flood, Lackey said. The Fort Smith, Rogers and Russellville units were released several days ago. were rained on Lae yesterday, with chance to reach an agreement, opposition only from Japanese anti- then will call a meeting and vote aircraft guns. on returning to work." The sharp ebb in Japanese de- As the strike entered its second fensive fighting was explained, day, the government made a new perhaps, by the exploit of a lone a ttempt to get the miners back to Flying Fortress which yesterday wor k through action taken by re- was pounced on by 16 Japanese gi ona i ntanagers of the solid fuels Zeros at Fischhafen New Guinea administration for war who have suu , uull ux „ „„„„„ BUU1 , iailM _ and in a zig-zag battle through the been operating the mines since f 4Q membePB of her skies rang in from 200 feet up to tney were placed under federal ' * - - 13,000 feet, the American plane jurisdiction last month. • • • "- and possibly six | The managers instru cted owners to blow mine whistles to inform employes that "work is available at the mines at regular I ri ne i n the Atlantic several weeks starting times for each shift daily, ago when the raider was detected including Saturdays." The orded lurking in the path of a "large and added: | important convoy making for an Allied port." Completely submerged and with her periscope down, the submarine was located by Soundman Harold V. Anderson, Kewanee, 111., and the Spencer, commanded by Commander Harold S. Berdine, 42, Stalen Island, made two depth charge runs over it. Efforts by the submaiine to get under the convoy in hope that the noise of the cargo ship's screws would interfere with the Spencer's detection devices failed, and the cutter remained on the raider's trail and dropped a third "basket of eggs." "The worst threat was not over," the Navy related. "Not a 'fish' had been fired, nor had a ship been touched. However, the cutter still continued her pursuit. The U. S. Coast Guard cutter Duai.e charged in lo assist, and the Spencer made ready to let go with her fourth attack when a lookout shouted: "Conning tower on the port quarter!' " Natives Still Unknown Massacre Bay, Attu Island, May 23 (Delayed) —(/P)— Just to settle some rumors which already are rife on this island and doubtless will be equally common in the states as soon as some ships from Attu get back home. To wit: Americans haven't found indication that, there are any Japanese women on Attu. They haven't found any women soldiers. They haven't found any Geisha girls. If there are any women with the Japanese they must be in the still uncaptured isolated spots and there is no evidence they even are men, some of whom had been on duty continuously since May 12 when the Arkansas river flood began, were released from their duties today by Lt. Col. Hendrix Lackey, state guard commander. Units released were Pine Bluff, j '" A 'f so 1ruo: T] ley frequently have El Dorado, Hot Springs, Cainden j smM ji (\o\\s among their effects First race between a locomotive and a horse-drawn vehicle took place in Baltimore. Md., August 25, 1830. Obey apparnelly are souvenris or reminders of Japanese children at home.' Also true; there are numbers of powder puffs (Japanese officers use them to apply aftershaving powder, t In short. American officers have been making a serious effort lo find out if Japanese military plans involve the importation of women "This practice is to be followed until further notice and work is to be afforded to any men reporting for duty, regardless of the status of contract negotiations." For the present, the haunting call of the whistles and the wordless for significant waving of Old Glory in the breeze above each mine had no effect as patriotic appeals to attract the men back The flags were raised over the workings when they eminent control. A stony silence hung over the mines — not a ton of coal was dug at unionized mines in the nation's two largest coal producing states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia —and apprehension grew over the seriousness of the threatened lack of coal for a nation at war. _^« <*- — Oklahoma's Wild Gas Well Under Control Pauls Valley, Okla., June 2 </P) The Ohio Oil Company's wild gas well, which blew 50,000.000 cubic feet of gas daily inlo the air for Iwo months, finally has been lamed. The company announced yesterday a directional well had been drilled, the flow diverted through the new hole, then killed. In the and especially to learn the fate of native Aleut women who were captured when the enemy took this island. Both queries to date are unanswered. long fight to curb the well, operators used 10,000 sacks of mud and 2,600 sacks of cement. The well is the No. 1 burns, a wildcat ill SE NE SW of 17-SN-2E- Jesting Advice Leads to Murder Lagos. Nigeria, Africa —(/P)— A native house boy, charged with slaying his wife near here, has charged complicity by British soldiers for whom lie works. The soldiers, summoned for questioning, recalled telling the lad jokingly that men in England, if ever they suspected their wives of being unfaithful, would cut their throats in a minute.

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