Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on June 8, 1943 · Page 4
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STAR, HOPt,AlKA_NSA4 Analysis of the News by Mackenzie Editorial Commenl * Written Today and Moved by Telegraph 1 or Cable. "By DeWITT MacKENZIE The successful Chinese counterattack aganst the Japanese in the Ichang zone along the switt wa- k ters of the great Yangtze river is a heartening exhibition. The threat | to Generalissimo C h i a n t, rvai- t Blll)w ., Llll ,Shek's badly strained defensive ]j thrown to Chiang's support, strudturc has been very grave- However, while that shows a bit of silver in China's dark sky. it shouldn't create the impression that danaer no longer haunts Chiang's frontiers. The menace is still there 5 . . , "One of the most impressive tca- tures of this show of Chinese strength is that air power played • a major part, ^merioan bombers and fighters from our General • Chennault's forces, and Chinese : fighters, appear lo Dave turned 'the tide of baulo -nr:d inflicted severe punishment on the routed i Japanese. ; ; ' Now that affords real encourage> ment. About a fortnight ago when the Jap offensive was developing in- intensity this column pointed out the danger to China, especially in view of the fact that about the only aid which the Allies could / give was by air, because of the M closure of the Burma road. I sue ' 'eested men that if Chiang got too hard pressed the Allies would rush •warplanes from India. Ah* power, which is doing so much for the United Nations in 'other parts of the world, seems • likely lo provide one of the main = carriers against the Japs in China, pending Ihe time when the wallies can invade Burma. In this connection it's interesting to note British 1'rehic Churchills ic- marks about air strength in the House of Commons today. He declared that nothing will turn us from our endeavor and intention to accomplish the complete destruction of our foes by bombing from the air in addition to all other means." Then he added: , ,, "The steady wearing down of the German and' Japanese air forces is proceeding remorselessly, ine enemy, who thought that air would be their weapon of victory, are now finding in it the first cause of their run." The Nipponese apparently had little aerial defense. The compar- ativelv small Allied airforcc in its bomblnc and machine - gunning of I enemv troops and communications. I took the Place of a large land force 'with artillery. Such an exhibition shows that airpower can be .hrown to Chiang's support, do- ' t: iniOWll IU %_inm*s, ~ *-*. spite the difficulties of flying both i . • i:„,, fi.i-»wi 1 tin in bombs and gasoline from India into China. It will be autumn before the United Nations can launch their great invasion of Burma across the Bay of Bengal from India. Chiang's immediate problem, ol course, "is to save his capital ot Chunking from capture and preserve the northern Hunan agricultural area upon which unoccupied China depends so heavily for food [£ he accomplishes that he will •mvc done well, and we can draw breath of relief. It will mean that the celcctials probably can bans on until the Allies arc able to give them major assistance. Sports Mirror By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Newark and Jersey City night baseball banned for duration by new and stricter Army dimout regulations. Three Years Ago — Gene Sarazen. and Lawson Little tied for first in National Open golf meet •U ClcpcUmd. Ed Oliver also had •ni7 but disqualified for starting Bums Virtually Tied for First With Cardinals By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Wrter The major leagues drew up what they called a "tight" schedule this year to curtail all possible travel, but their program has run into a "loose" spot this week even though it doesn't call for added mileage. From last Sunday until nexl Sat- urdav the total activity in baseball's big leagues amounts to onl.v 15 games. One of these wts played lasl night as the Brooklyn Dodgers stopped off at Pittsburgh on then- way home from the west and paddled the Pirates 4 to 1. Fred Fitzsimmons was in good form as he scattered seven hits and smothered all the Buccaneer batters except Frankic Gustne, who collected four hits. But the Dodgers solved Southpaw Wally Hcbcrt in the eighth for four runs on a walk and four hits. The victory returned the Dodgers to a virtual tic with the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League lead although the Redbirds continued to lead in the percentage column, .650 lo .030. Ihe Dodgers have won three more games than St. Louis, but also have lost three more. Today all clubs in both leagues arc idle and some of those which so had yesterday off will play only one game before Saturday, when the full forces will be resumed. New York, June I! (.'V) The old guv who didn't look il caned across the table to capture the listener's undivided attention. . . . . "Interested in racing'! he demanded. "I can loll you a lot about it. First skating race even won was at Lalonia race Uack.. The question was surprising one to hear at an ice rink on a hot afternoon but after a lew s with Karle (Skater) Uey- nolds you come to expect almost anything. . . their skates on those su 1 won easily." Gates' an exag- Introducing the Skater p,v thai time Reynolds watching the ice skaters P ing their steps on the smooth Ice- and rink. . . "There's K v e I y t Chandler," he exclaimed. Nice kid I'll have to go down and speak I, her "... Reynolds is 75 years old with bushy gray hair .but he s still voung enough to skate and to tutor a couple of troupes o iol lei skaters he has louring w th the ,. firi-us . I o has been a Not Quite a Million The fabulous John W. nickname may have been m-ralinn, but Reynolds gives him credit for making the largest wager ever made al a race track. ••H was oil Sysonby at Brighton p.each on July an. 1905" skater said positively. "Mr. Gales bel S420.000. Sysonby opened at J to 6 and Mr. Gates backed him off the boards at 1 to 5 ..... He won $1)2,000 on that race — and 1 was $12,000 loser on the day. . . He bet $50,000 on a horse ridden bv Ambrose Clark in the i««"PJ"« nice and the horse fell al fns.1 jump." . his amazingly - accurate memory ho has some of the gosh - dainc.l- cst scrap books you ever saw to :onfrim. Unfins ctl Business The drawback about listening to Uevnokls' reminiscences is that he has too many and one leads to another . . He started out to tell about being in Australia when the While Sox and Giants made their round - lh« - W()rt[1 bilS ° b:U 1 T' in 11)14 and how "Johnny Me- Graw picked him to explain Ihe .•ame to the governor - geneial. but before he finished. Skater managed somehow to get to Palestine . A'" 1 y° u ncvel ' dlc g around to asking about his grandson Eddie. Lemaire. who won Ihe National Figure Skating title jus before he joined the Navy las winter Well, maybe he be back someday and you can have another listening session. A Strapping Lad •About that race," Reynolds resumed, "there were three o us jockeys at Lalonia and we got up race We all wore riding boo I.,, of course, and my father -he was the first man tor whom lod Sloan ever rode a race - -' • smart enough'to strap my stake., Sailor Joins Army Fort Ogielhorpe. Ga. — </'')— Jessie Mae Sailor likes Navy blue all right, but she's swapped it lot army khaki. This GooM.-creek, Tex., Sailor is an auxiliary in service at the Third WAAC Training Center. Chattanooga in Second Placebut Team Is Crippled By The Associated Press Joe lingol's Chattanooga ball club the most unpredictable thing since the first model-T, chugged into second place in the Southern Assicialion Sunday with two sparkplugs missing and a third cracking up. Kngt-l's Pan - American crew have spurted hilling, fielding and pitching power to keep up with the leaders, but the Lookout proxy fears he soon may have hi" best performers in splints and o>. crutches. Gilberto Torres, torrid Cuban chunker, is the latest Lookout to join Kngol's growing list of/'ripples While twirling a winner in the ..iuhlcap ot Sunday's double-header with New Orleans, Torres stabbed al a hot grounder and x-rays later revealed he had received a broken finger. Torres was the third lop-flighl Chattanooga pitcher hurt in the past week. Mardin Calhcy suffered an elbow injury and is on the suspended list, and Uucky Jacobs received a pulled ligament in a recent game with Memphis and is hobbling about on crutches. All eight clubs are slated to see action today and tonight after a one-day respite in the red-hoi association pennanl drive. Today's games and probable pitchers: Birmingham al Atlanta (unannounced). Little Kock (unannounced) at Knoxville (Coffman). Memphis (West or Brown) al Nashville (Gardner). New Orleans at Chattanooga din announced). ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111 ' 1 _ J ^ c , i f •M'OOO- slow; a few early sales 15">",' lower than Monday's average :,, r ood and choice 180 - 300 Ibs. at 14.10-50; big packers talking 14 ()()• 170 Ibs. down around .i.> lower; good and choice 140 - 100 Ibs. liUQ-Ba; sows 25 - 30 lower al 13 CaUlo, y,500; calves, 1,500; generally steady; good and choice steers 15.00 - 10.00; some held higher- good and choice mixed yearl- Ings'and heifers 14.50 -15 75; common and medium cows U.OO-ljU. medium and good sausage bulls, !•' in - 18 75; good and choice vcal- ,-r's 15.00; medium and good 12.oO- 1V7V nominal range slaughter Beer's 11.75 - 10.50; slaughter he, - ers lll.75-Hi.25; stocker and feeder steers 11.00- 10.05. Sheep, S.500; a few early sales l-.mbs -deadv; choice native spring as t sm«» butchers 10.00;.others 15 50 - 75; choice native clipped lambs, No. 2 pelt 15.00. , GRAIN AND PROVISION . Chicago, June U -(/I 1 )- C,r:un trading was dull today and price gcs were held to narrow units .,s most interests apparently w HI drew to awail developments on price ceilings and "'inounee- ment of the loan rates on l'J4J "oats showed independent trength most of the session, but v, U ut was generally lower while fluctuated above and below NEW YORK STOCKS New York. June U -I/I')- Stocks underwent another moderate drubbing from profit - lakers m 10- day's market although most luoscrs pill up a fairly respeclable defensive battle. Further slipping tendencies were evident al the start. At the worst minus signs ran to 2 points or so_ Offerings never were unduly pressing and, with dealings slow at intervals, a little support arrived after mid - day. Near Ihe close extreme recessions were substantially reduced in the majority of cases and here and there small advance appeared. Transfers were around 1,100,000 shares. Excuses for cashing in on the loin 1 forward swing varied. Ciliert were: The desire to trim commit- , menls in preparation for the expected all - out Kui-opoan invasion; skepticism over lax and labor outlooks, and doubts regarding Ihe confused situation in the Argentine. On Ihe offside most of the day were U. S. Steel. Bethlehem, Chrysler. General Motors. Santa Ke Southern Pacific, Great Northern Morris Essex. Goodrich. Western U n i o n, Montgomery Ward J. I. Case, Douglas Aircraft, United Aircrall, Ki.-nnecolt, Cerro Ue Pasco, Du Pont, Wcslmghuuse and Allied Chmeical. ye provoius close. Trading wa, MILS^ wheat was l-» U,w,r 1-4 higher than Monday s final otations, July $1.44 8-4, Septein- NEW YORK COTTON New York. June II — (/!') -Cot- , ton futures lost ground today under increased hedge offcrngs and liquidation. Trade price lixing against textile orders continued, but this dermnid lucked aggressiveness. ; Slackening production- of cotton textiles because of cost p r o b- loms manpower and equipment deficiencies in face of a rising demand for goods, was a depress- ' "Late prices were off 15 to 35 cents a bale, Jly 20.1'2. Oct. 11..7H and Dec. llUi!!. Smiles Light j • -- FVY/ n* n *n I iherateo Tunis a ' W*. . ; „ Zr. _^e • soldler ot rlgh , The ,„ m AX,S TWO STEP . . . bu, no, ,n ^^^^^JKS^<«!^^ >° — °^ prisoners he captured ,nTun, s and ,s march, g _^._«««—rji „ mSOviS@iBiK&'*' &"- *•'-'- ' ^~'*^-^ ^*' mmf *'''"< m * m ' ^^ set it ablaze. FASCIST SALUTE belongings. the Ual,an yt?Tn stead ot Ihe kovir the Italian's

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