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>AGE FOUR HOP£ STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Friday, June 4, 1943 .. Allied Activities Indicate Occupation of Panfellerig ®Analysis of the News by Mackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeWITT MacKENZlE Again today Allied headquarters in North Africa report naval bombardments of the pint-size but powerful Italian island of Pantelleria, which the National Geographic Society aptly describes as the cork in the Mediterranean bottle-neck between Sicily and Tunisia. Shelling of this fortress is atken by the continent as further substantiation of the belief that tho occupation of the island is imminent. This is on the bas'.? that such bombardment often is the final step though not necessarily — in preparation for suca an operation. In any event, it's true that the Mediterranean is feverish with signs of approach invasions. Not or-Jy Pantelleria but the grstt islf-nd of Sicily, which forms one side of the bottle-r;oc •:, and neighboring Sardinia, also have been so thoroughly sowed with bombs that it shouldn't be long before they are ready to bring forth fruit. Along with these activities, Spain has further reports of movements of great United Nations convoys in the western end of the Mediterranean and this naturally gives a fillip to Axis speculation. As a matter of fact there's no particular reason to doubt the reports about convoys since such fleets can't be hidden and it's significant that Allied ships are able to sail those troublous waters without undue interference. It's quite possible that Allied strategy may contemplate the occupation of Pantelleria before pro- ceeding with invasion" of Sicily, Sardinia and perhaps the Italian mainland. The reason would lie in the fact that Pantelleria, which for size is only a pimple on Ihe face of. Allied progress, is a mighty dot strategically. This cocky little island, which contains only thirty-two square miles, stands right in the middle of the eastern mouth of the ninety-mile-wide channel between Tunisia and Sicily, and is in position to rase hob with Allied shipping. All our vessels must go through this narrow, shallow channel and run the ganllct o£ Panlellcria's big guns. Invasion of Sicily will be no child's play, adnnd the Allies need absolute freedom of movement in the channel if and when that operation begins. Therefore it wouldn't be surprising to see a preiminary move to dispose of Patellcria. This volcanic knob in the Mediterranean is sometimes called the Italian Malta, which is by way of being a back-handed tribute to England's powerful naval and air base on the island of Malta, lying a little to the southeast of Pantelleria. Mussolini fortified his possession heavily in 1937 in order to counter Malta. Pantelleria's crest is volcanic and, while Ihis keeps quiet, it still tells the world o£ hidden fires by emitting steam and producing hot springs. It has a steep coast and possesses only one good harbor, and it's this which Allied warships have been shelling the past few days, presumably softening it up for eventualities. It's well that we should be acquainted with Pantelleria, because it really is an important item in Allied calculations for that area. Its strategic value has been recognized for thousands of years, and it was fought for by the ancient Romans and Carthaginians. Not that it really matters much to the present operations, but scientists tell us that prehistoric tribes of Neolithic men lived on this island. So Pantelleria is wise in the ways of all sorts of war. SUN- Cool the burn of sunburn. Sprinkle with Mexsana, formerly Mexican Heat DIIDkl Powder. Relievo heat DUI\fl rash too. Get Mexaana. Way Cleared to Expand State Oil Field AP Regional Service ' • Our soldiers are sure glail to , get FLIT — and all our other super-slaying insecticides. They're real weapons of war on many insect-infested battlc- f run la. Their spray of death kills many foul foreign iu=c:cls just as FLIT blitzes your household yesls here at home! - FLIT has the highest rating established for bou.seholJ iiissee- ticiilea by the National Bureau of Standards... Ihe AA Haling! Insist on FLIT... tho double-A killer. Buy a bottle —today! Washington, June 4 — (IP) — A new order of the petroleum administration for war clears the way for expanded development of the Dorcheat-Macedonia oil and gas field in Columbia county, Arkansas. Coinciding with desires of Arkansas authorities, the administration said the order modified restrictions on the use of materials and drilling operatons which could slow down production. Briefly, the new regulations permit operators to use materials and drill wells without specific application for each proposed well as required previously, provided the adhere to certain conditions. These conditions were outlined as follows: All wells must be drilled on at least an 80-acre drilling unit located entirely in either the north or south half of a regular quarter ection. The well location must be vithin 150 feet of the center of the [riling unit. Where the smackover line is productive, wells must be drilled to and produced from the smackover, jut the operator has the option of producing as well from the cotton valley formation. He likewise is permitted to consolidate a quar- er seciton of 160 acres for two wells if they are in the approximate centers of the 80 - acre halves with one in the smack- over lime. If the smackover lime is not productive, wells must be drilled from an oil sand in the cotton valley formation but may be doubled within the cotton valley formation to produce both oil and gas. Gas and condensate are produced from the smackover lime. Gas and oil arc found at shallower depths in the cotton valley formation. Southern Lead Changes Hands for Third Time By The Associated Press The Southern Association lead changed hands last night for the third time in three nights as Nashville grabbed two games from Birmingham to knock the Barons from their perch at the top of the standings. Nashville came from behind in both games to defeat Birmingham, 8-6 and 15-9. The Vols overcame a five - run lead in the first chapter and gave away a seven - run margin in the afterpiece before they pulled ahead to victory. Little Rock Hurlcr Frank Papish, worked as a relief moundsman in both games of a double - header against Atlanta after having won a two - hitter from the Crackers the previous night. Papish wasn't credited with a win in cither of last night's contests, but at least he was on the winning team in th e second game. Atlanta took 13 innings to win the first game of the twin bill at Little Rock," 0-5, but dropped the seven - inning second half, 3-5. The first game was played under protest after the 12th inning when Trav. Manager Buck Fausett claimed Atlanta Catcher Bobby Dews interferred with his bat as Pitcher Ed Lopat tried in vain to steal home. Chattanooga's ace moundsman. Bucky Jacobs, suffered a twisted knee going after a bunt in the second game against Memphis and was replaced by Gil Torres. The Lookouts won the game, 8-1, but they lost the opener, 3-4. Knoxville stretched its victory string to five games in taking the first game from New Orleans, 8-7, in ten innings, but the win Marathon ended in the nightcap when the Pels took a 11-8 decision. Today's games and probable pitchers: New Orleans (Rogers) at Knoxville (Coffman) Atlanta (unannounced) at Little Rock (Hudlin and Moran) (double) header) Birmingham (Garner) at Nashville -(McCall) Chattanooga (Surralt) at Mcm- phsi (Drees). Give Yanks the Glad Hand Cards, Dodgers Giving National a Good Show Scwcll, who now has won six; and lost just one game. The triumph enabled the Pirates to hold third place, 4 1-2 games out of the lead, by n shade in the percentage over the Cincinnati Reds, who beat the Boston Braves 7-4 in a night game. FDR Hints (Continued From Page One) (U. S. Marine Corps Pholo From NEA) Christian natives (note crucifixes around their necks// welcomed landing of U. S. troops in the Russell Islands of the Solomons. Here native in dugout canoe receives gift of cigarets as Marine-laden boat pulls up in background. SPORTS ROUNDUP •By Hugh S. Fullerton, Jr.- Associated Press Sports Columnist War Bond Film Is Shown to Rotarians A War Bond film was presented to Hope Rotary club Friday noon by Oliver L. Adams, in the absence of Martin Pool, who was to have shown the Coca-Cola-sponsored program. The film was a collection of graphic "still" pictures, with an accompanying sound recording of music and narrative, including a message from Treasury Secretary Morgenthau. The Rev. Paul R. Gaston, of Hope, was a guest Friday. New York, June 4 —(/P)— With or without Guilder Hacgg, Uiis year's National A. A. U. Track and Field Championships are attracting plenty of interest .... Dan Fcr. ris. the A.A.U, secretary - treasurer, says the entries arc "surprisingly good" and comments that he's had letters from a great many service men or boys who expect to be called soon saying that they'd like to compete. . . . If you hear someone holler, "My old man could lick your old man'' in the Madison Square Garden ring tonight, it'll be Bobby Ruffin and Terry Young. Both of their fathers were pro fighters, Bobby's dad fought as Teddy Hubbs and Terry's dad also was Terry Young. . . . and Chalky Wright, and Phil Terranova, who clash in the main bout, both come from families of eleven children. Any crap shooter could tell you that makes their scrap a natural. i ing comment from coast to coast | Wo still say that any fellow who makes that many letters at a ma jor college should be elected post master gene r a 1," clipping reached this office with the note, "submitted by Little Rock post office." Postman's Paragraph When Ben (Arkansas Gazette) Epstein commented: "Those eleven letters Bill Henderson gained at Texas A. and M. arc draw- FLIT Bunco Incorporated ro»iqu!!b»»/-.«M*jV:A_»i«»",''«i>W ros<h»i,anti, and olh«? h»'|»B>ol4p«ll> Market Report Shorts And Shells Baltimore's Induslrail Boxing Tournament attracted teams from so many industrial plants that Tournament Chairman Leon Yarncth is thinking about running it on a two-a-day schedule. . . One reason why Greg Rice didn't enter tomorrow's Metropolitan Senior Track Meet is a bad case of shin splints he picked up training on concrete roads and a hard high school track. . . . The major league all-star game July 14 will be broadcast over tho Mutual network. The company lhat sponsors the World Series broadcasts put $25,000 on the line fnr the exclusive air rights. . . The same factors that led to the shifting of the Saratoga and Empire City Race Meetings will influence Gov. Dcwcy's decision on whether harness racing can be held at Goshcn and clsosvherc. By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer The National League is having a two-horse race for tho pennant and it's a ..good show the Brooklyn Dodgers and SI. Louis Cardinals arc giving the fans. But the really wide-open scramble is in the American League where the sixth place club is closer the lead than is the third club in the National. Furthermore it wouldn't take much to make all eight clubs contenders. The New York Yankees have been showing the way except for one lapse ever since the season started, yet they have not convinced anybody they arc a real good ball club. Certainly they have not convinced Luke Scwcll, manager of the last place St. Louis Browns, whom the Yanks beat yesterday 2-1 when Bob Muncricf forced home the deciding run in the ninth inning with a walk. It was the 12th loss in 15 games for the Browns and eight of the defeats have been by one run and mother was by a shutout. In other vords a hit here or a good ficld- ng play there might have changed he story many times and even with all their troubles, the Browns ire only scvc n games behind. After yesterday's game Sewell was miserable. "The only place close ones count is in horse shoes," he moaned. "But the truth is I haven't seen any ball club in our league that stands out. The Yan kcos don't and it's anybody's pennant. If we get a few hits we'll be up there. If we don't get a few hits I'll go nuts." The Browns made only four safe ties off big Ernie Bonham ycstcr day, but one was a homer by George McQuinn. The Yankees made just .six hits off Muncricf although Joe McCarthy shook u\ his baiting order. Detroit scored seven runs in big eighth inning of a night gnm at Washington to subdue the Sen ators 8-2 and the result of this was to expand the Yankees' margin over second place to a full game, but to hold their distance over Ihe third place Tigers to a bare game and a half. The Philadelphia Athletics overpowered Cleveland 10-4 with an 18- hit offensive while Rookie Don Hies materialize was a matter ol pure conjecture. John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers, who takes the position he never ordered the walkout, could s>end (he men back, but after a long meeting yesterday he counsel. The men held his own quit Monday midnight when their contract ex pircd, the union says. That the "no contract, no work" attitude still existed in the face of the president's flat command — a 222-word blunt statement — was evidenced in several coal - producing areas. Only two of 50 miners in the Pittsburgh section interviewed by the Associated Press. indicated they would go back without orders from Lewis. One local president belligerently warned that any men brought in to work the mines "had belter watch out." Hugh White, vice president of the U.M.W. in Illinois asserted: "1 don't believe the older means a thing. The miners are, if anything, more bitter now than lit the movement was In sight. A Kentucky district president, l declining use of his name said he doubted the presidential o|dcf would have much effect by HWf. West Kentucky miners said they had to hear from their district leader before they pick up their tools. Most definitive was the rcaclion of William llargcst, secretly- treasurer of UMW district 5 at Pittsburgh who said "my first guess is that they won't go back to work unless ordered to do so by some arrangement through our policy committee." £ The president backed the war Labor Board's authority to act on the miners' $2 a day wage increase demands. Lewis, declaring Ihe WLB was "prejudiced," has ignored this highest agency ^for handling war-lime disputes. % Mr. Roosevelt specifically said their "war duties" the controversy that when the miners go back to will be taken up "under the juris- | diction of the War Labor Board." He held out some concossioiMfenC I immediate benefit to the nrcn, however, In addition to terms of I the old contract, Mr. Roosevelt conditions approved by Ihe WLB said, '.he men will opcrale under | May 25. These provide for the duccrs to bear cost of cc^ equipment, such as cap lamps, I which saves the miners from scv-| en to 15 cents a day. In addition,! "!ic" (i on pay is increased from $20 to $50. Industry already was "k time of President Roosevelt's last jack-to-work order because ncgo- iation for their new contract have aggcd." West Virginia mine union sources said they believed the •ncn in the Charlesto n area would •efusc to go back merely on the strength of the presidential dic- ,um. An operator spokesman at Huntingdon sided with this view, declaring it looked "exceedingly doubtful" lhat a back-to - work pinch from Ihe thrcc-day-old ccs-l sntinn of mining. A blast furnaccl shut down at Birmingham, Ala. for lack of soft coal. Other sleell men said production would gol down even if mining resumed Mi>n- day because of the fast - varmh-l ing supplies. UJe&? (faovmect MOROLIN < HAIR TONIC ECLECTICS ELECT Little Rock, June 4 —(/P)— The Arkansas Eclectic Medcal association elected Dr. B. H. Barnett, Camden, its presdient here yesterday to succeed Dr. A. R. De- Janis, North Little Rock. Dr. P. u. decommon, Camden, was named second vice president. ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., June 4 —(/P)— (U. S. Dept Agr.) —Hogs, 9,000; moderately active on shipper and butcher cleanup accounts, generally 10 higher than Thursday's average on 180 Ibs up at 14.50; good and choice 180-300 Ibs 14.40-50; around 350 Ibs 14.35; a few 150 Ibs 10-15 higher; good and choice 140-160 Ibs 13.40-14.00; 100130 Ibs 12.35-13.25; sows 13.55-14.00, with a few light weights 14.10 and extreme heavies down to 13.60. Cattle, 600; calves, 400; generally steady; three loads of steers 15.75; common and medium cows 11.00-12.75; medium and good sausage bulls 12.50-13.75; good and choice vealers 15.00; medium and good 12.50 and 13.75; nominal range slaughter steers 11.50-15.5; slaughter heifers 10.55-15.00; stocker and feeder steers 10.75-15.25. Sheep, 250; generally steady on limited supply; odd lots good and choice native spring lambs 15.0050; choice up to 16.00; a few good and choice native clipped lambs 14.25-15.00. or but, near the close, declines of fractions to a point or of predominated. Activity of low and medium- priced issues dropped Transfers were around shares. Today's Guest Star Charlie Landolf, New Castle volume. 1,300,000 THERE'S A SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS AND NURSES! GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, June 4 — f/P>—- A good demand developed for wheat today and prices advanced nearly 2 cents at one time before running into realizing sales. Oats were steady but rye dropped below yesterday's closing quotations when heavy profit taking erased gains which had sent the grain to new six year (Pa.) Nwcs: "When Huck Geary clashed for home against the Boston Bravo;! the other clay, he was not writing a new chapter in his book. The Pirate shortstop has been performing that stunt quite regularly since donning Picaroon livery.". . . And, we might add, getting caught as far as from here to Buffalo. Black held the Indians to nine scattered blows. This kept the A's in fourth place 2 1-2 games back of New York while the Indians skidded to sixth with their ninth loss in 11 games. Even so Cleveland is only four games out of first place. The Chicago White Sox bounced from seventh to fifth by boating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 with five runs in the third inning. Chicago kicked around in the early weeks of the season, now is 3 1-2 games out fo the lead. In the National League the Chicago Cubs caught the Brooklyn Dodgers still in reverie from their final victory at St. Louis and dynamited the Dodgers 8-1 while the Cardinals romped to an 8-2 decision over the Phillies. This shaved Brooklyn's lead again to half a game. The Cardinals made a dozen hits and Murry Dickson coasted to victory in his first complete game after many relief appearances. The Pittsburgh Pirates puontcd out a 9-G victory over the New York Giants for Truelt (Rip) peaks. Wheat closed 1- -1 3-8 cent higher, July SI.45 3-4, Sept. $1.45 3-4 —5-8, corn was unchanged, July $1.05. oats were up 1-4—3-8 and rye dropped 3-8—5-8. Cash wheat: No sales. Corn: No sales. Oats: No. 1 mixed 67 5-0; sample- grade white (i7 1-2. If Deliveries Are Slower! We Want to Give You Quick Service . . . But Slight Delays Are Unavoidable in Wartime. HELP US TO SERVE YOU BY ALLOWING FIVE DAYS When Your Laundry Goes Out I Check up on your supply of shirts and other washables. In wartime, with labor shortages and delays unavoidable, an extra margin of supply will go a long way toward making life secure and comfortable. Frills Arc Out for the Duration We're trying to do a good job of essential laundrying . . . but wrinkles will sometimes appear. We ask co-operation and patience. . Cook' White Star Laundry & Cleaners Phone 148 Barley: Malting feed 90-1.00 num. 95-1.07 nom; Stay Well While He's Away... 'Til doc cornes marching home ... do your share to keep well! We're doing our part to assist the fewer, remaining doctors in our community ... by keeping our PRESCRIPTION DEPARTMENT stocked with every essential for competent, speedy service! DO YOUR PART . . . KEEP FIT! The Lead ng WARD & SON We've Druggist PhotlC 62 Got It POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, June 4 (/P)— Poultry, live; 11 trucks; firm; prices unchanged. Potatoes, arrivals 57; on track 120; total US shipments 1,114; supplies light; demand good; market slightly stronger; offerings very light; demand good; market slightly stronger; offerings very light account of track sales; California long whites 100 Ibs sack US No. 1, 4.25-30; commercials 3.884.10; US No. 2, 3.58-75; Alabama bliss triumphs US No. 1, 3.90: Louisiana bliss triumphs victory grade 3.85. NEW YORK COTTON New York, June 4 —(/Pi— Sm;il! mill interest in spot cotton and casing of prices lent a heavy lone to cotton futures today. Late afternoon values were 10 to 10 cents a. bale lower, Jly 10.10; Oct. 19.94 and Dec. 19.78. Ex-Immigration Officer Dies Hot Springs, June 4 —(/I'i— Daniel Trazivuk, 69, former U. S. mimi- gration inspector at various Atlantic ports, died Thursday Ml a hospital here after a brief illness. A native of Yugoslavia, Trazivuk retired several years ago and made his home here after serving with the immigration service at Ellis Island, Miami, Gulfport, New Orleans, Houston and El Paso. During the first World War ho was a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is survived by his widow, a brother und sister. The funeral will be loday. Service Dept. Lieut. Fred Frankhousc, former big league (linger, is organizing a baseball team at Fort Hamilton, N. Y.. with Pvt. Dick Filzgcrland, ex-Fordham athlete, as his assistant coach. . . Ray Tcndlor, Lew's son who is stationed at Fort Meade, Mel., played football and basketball at Pcnn State College but didn't try for the boxing team. Probably there weren't any Benny Leonards around there for him to fight. . . Lieut. Larry Stefnonha- gen, who did tho blocking for Whizzer White at Colordao U., now is testing planes for Uncle Sam at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He holds the Navy Cross and D.F.C. . . . Every member of the baseball learn at the Bainbridge, Ga., Army Air Field is a former pro player, but Ihe commanding, officer, Col. Mills S. Savage, is a former Georgia Tech footballer. THE OLD JUDGE SAYS... NEW YORK STOCKS New York, June 4 (TT'i— Scattered peace stocks continued to keep recovery fires burning in today's market while many leaders elsewhere were unable to bJnike off mild selling chills. Steels, rails and aircrafls ro- Commencement for Bible Students The Commencement-service tit 8 o'clock Friday night in the church auditorium will close the ten-day | Vacation Bible School which has been held in the First J3;.ip1ist Church. Each department of the school will have a place on Ihe program und special recognition will be given those who have perfect Sports Mirror By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Mel Ott, Giants, drove in his 1,583rd run, surpassing Rogers Hornsby's lifetime runs-bat ted-in-record. Three Years Ago — Dodgers advanced to within one game of National League lead by routing St. Louis 11-1. Five Years Ago — British amateur golfers won Walker Cup for first time after nine United Slates victories; Southern California Intercollegiate A.A.A.A. track title with 47 1-2 points. • 3I.CU4O, JCIH3 dllw unvitu'.! ** , treated after early resistance. As- attendance rcords. sorted favorites managed to regis- j Th public is cordially invited to ter new tops for the year or long- I attend this service. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Brooklyn — Bill Norman, 151 1-2, Detroit, stopped Sonny Home, 15(3, Niles, Ohio (Gi. Full River, Mas.s. --- Eddie Wayne of Ciuincy, Mass., stopped Frankie Brill, 'l49, Fall River (Gj. Freshmen arc eligible in Wcsl- crn Conference golf championships for the first lime in history. "Anything now. Bert, on that black market trial up at the county scat?" "The jury came in 'bout an hour ago, Judge. The verdict was'guilty.'1 understand thescntcnccisgoingtobeamightysliflonc." "Can't be too sliff to suit me. Anything those law-flouting racketeers get will be too good for them. How they thrive every time there's an opportunity to sell something illegally instead of legally in this country. Just like the bootleggers did during Ihe 14 years when liquor was sold illegally instead of legally. "Unless this black market in meat and other commodities is stamped out and stamped out quickly, Bert, we're in for another dose of the crime, corruption and law-, lessnesswehad following the last WorldWar." Conference of Alcoholic Bctcraf Industries, 11 1 =

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