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fAGt FOUR HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Sofurday, June 12, 19431^ Increasing Air Strength Serious Bfow fo Germans ^^^^^^ . - - -- — i i P i i "-'• —" -----i.-jr ^^ Analysis of the News by Mackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeWITT MacKENZlE Coincident with the admission in Hitler's newspaper Voelkischer Beobachter that the Allied bomb- ig of German cities is "a damr.od serious thing" there comes from the Eighth United States Air Force headquarters in England the disclosure of a great increase in pur bomber strength which is playing its part in the devastating day and night bombardment of the Nazis. Our commander, Major General Ira C. Eaker, states that the American air fleet i n Britain increases irom fifteen to thirty percent monthly. He says it has doubled since March, and will be doubled again between now and October. Those figures are highly signifi- cent in view of the all-round Allied offensive in Europe. They fascinate me because of an estimate •which was given me while I was in Britain last October. I was toid then by well informed quarters that if the American and British bomber forces in Britain could be trebled in number, by the first of this year, it would be possible to reduce Hitler's strength enough by spring so that an Army could be landed in France off the channel without excessive losses. :in other words, some three months' intensive bombing with the trebled forces would pave the way for invasion. Well, increases in the two air fleets were slow in coming. Spring arrived with the fuehrer still too tough for invasion, though the speeding up of the Anglo - American bombing operations showed that business was improving. Both American and British were getting more bombers. 'Now it would appear that the two fleets may be approaching the magic figure which was mentioned to me. That wouldn't represent an excessive number at all. but enough to rub the frosting off , Herr Hitler's ginger-bread. General Eaker decorated his disclosure with a touch of finality by remarking that American fighter Invasion Expert- Appointment of Brig.-Gen. Daniel Noce, landing operations specialist, to the U. S. Army general staff in the European theater adds to indications that 'invasion is near. Foe Goes Boom Blasted out of the water after a brief battle with a U. S. sub, ^ o __ this is the end of a Jap trawler andfrnedium bomber forces in Bri- I j n the Pacific. The sub first tain also are growing rapidly and j tried to sink the enemy vessel will be ready to pull their weight in an invasion of Europe. Absolute supremacy of the air will be necessary for that great undertaking, and these lighter warplancs will do yoeman's service. Incidentally I had a chance to get acquainted with the general and found him a sturdy character who inspires great confidence. His with shell fire, but it fought back and had to be finished off with a torpedo. (Navy photo.) f' I Students Given Test Before Being Trained _._ r . Tuscan, Ariz., — (IP)— What stu- . statement is bound to set German dent about to begin studying for a experts to figuring on what is in career in medicine, dentistry or siore for them. nursing wouldn't be willing to spen^ The Berlin correspondent of the an hour or two taking tests which Stockholm Tidningen reports that wou ld show accurately his chance informed Nazi military circles o f SUC cess? admit they can no longer hide the Such tests have been developed fact that the effect of daily round- a t the University of Arizona by Dr. the-clock bombing is "awful on the \villiam H. Brown, assistant pro- health and nerves of the people," f ess or of zoology, and Dr. Charles even if bombs don't fall in their L _ Vaughn, psychology instructor, immediate neighborhood. That's j xhey report th e predicting of stu- understandable because even trained soldiers break under bombardments which rob them of any chance to sleep, to say nothing of the shock of the great explosions. •In this connection Emil Ludwig, the German biographer, has expressed the belief before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington that bombing "is the deciding factor that wi',1 break the continued aerial assault and that invasion won't be necessary. That's interesting testimony as coming from a German. However, while such a collapse certainly is possible, it will be a mistake for us to bank on it. If it comes, well and good, but it will take a terrific pounding to bring it about. That means redoubled efforts on our part to produce the wherewithal to continue the offensive. Pair of Castoffs Make Ex-Owners Regret Changes By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. Associated Press Sports Writer It's easy to wear out your welcome in baseball, as many a slumping star or slump - ridden manager can teslify. Let an ageing hero strike one of those streaks when he can't buy a hit with all the gold at Fort Knox or let a highly - touted rookie fail to live up to expectations and soon there's talk o£ a "change of scenery.'' And it's seldom thai the subject ot such talk is welcome in the old home park again unless ho managed to stick with the club and bury the trade talk in brilliant performances. For those trade-off players have a habit of saving their fest feats to show off before the fans who didn't want them any more. Take, for example, the cases of Steve Mesner and Nick Etten, whose welcome wore out last spring and who have been making the fans regret it since then. Mesner earned his third major league tryout with a final season at Sacramento last year. He had been up before with the Cubs and Cardinals and then the Reds took him. But they soon decided he was just a surplus infielder after they acquired Eddie Miller from the Braves. Cincinnati tried to trade Steve to the Dodgers, who needed —and still need—a good shortstop, but Commissioner Kenesaw Moun tain Landis frowned on the dca' because Mesner hadn't been given a real trial. As a result, Mesner still was around when Manager Bill Me Kechnie decided to bench the light hitting Bert Haas. Steve wa given the job and it looks as if he has it for keeps, what with a .34 balling average, highest on th club, and good fielding to boot. Mesner poked out two of th Reds' 14 hits to help rout the Cubs 7 to 4, in a morning game yes terday. One of his hits came in th big sixth inning and figured in th four-ran rally that began who Frank McCormici< swung on a bac pitch on a hit-and-run play, caught Lenny Merullo out of position with a looper and Gerry Walker scored all the way from first on the play. Etten's slory is a bit different, though yesterday's instalment was much the same. Rated as nothing more than a fair first baseman, Nick had a bad season with the Phillies in 1942 when his batting- average fell off from .311 to .264. He got his big chance because the Yankees needed someone to cover first base — and he almost lost it when Ed Levy and Allan Gettel, who were traded for him, refused lo report to Philadelphia. The Photo Introduced in Dempsey Trial Nashville Seems Well on Path to Pennant Glory By The Associated Press Unless every bull player in Nashville breaks his neck or a couple of other Southern Association teams put . on a comeback sprint, Larry Gilbert's Nashville Vols appear well on the path lo pennant glory. Those Vols have won nine of Bookies Ordered to Work or Fight < Little Kock, Juno 12 (!P) Handbook operators and other professional gamblers in Arkansas were confronted with a "work or fight" ultmialum lotlay. /, Gov. Homer M. Aclkins declare'? "if they arc of draft age there is no reason why they should not go into essential work or bo drafted." He said he would instruct the state Selective Service hondc|tiar- trs to review the draft status di" known bookies and rcclassify all within draft ago. His comment was promised by published reports of horse racing handbook operations here. NEA Scrvlco-Tclcphoto Pel Southpaw Making Record in Southern By The Associated press Like a guy who strolls up to a slot machine and hits the jackpot •ith his first nickel, a 24-year-old eft-hander playing his first game with New Orleans pitched himself baseball's Hall of Fame last light with a no-hit, no-run victory over Chattanooga. He is Bob Williams, a product o: Los Angeles whom the Pels acquired from Toledo of the American Association recently to "look him over." What they saw was the .sensation of the year in the Southern Association as he blanked the Lookouts 5-0. Williams issued seven free passes and struck out only two batclers, but ho kept the walks well scattered. It happened in the first game of a double-header at Chattanooga, nd the Pelicans, adding insult to iury, took the second half, too, 4. Said the modest Williams after lurling his perfect game: "I hope icy keep me. I like it down icre." The league standings look a jolt- ng meanwhile as Chattanooga, ith its two losses, dropped to jurth place. Little Hock, which •as idle, moved into second, and Birmingham edged into third' place jy dividing a twin bill with Allana. The Crax won the first 1-0, lost 10 second 4-G. Nashville lost a -8 This is the photo introduced in the Dempsey divorce .trial, White Plains, N. Y., June 10, by Dempsey's attorney during cross examination of Benny Woodall. Taken in a restaurant or night club, it shows Woodall, left, his arms not showing, Mrs. Dempsey, center, and Woodall's sister, Mrs. Jackie Griffin at right. SPORTS ROUNDUP -By Hugh S. Fullerton, Jr.- Associated Press Sports Columnist Dean of Umpires Chicago — (fP>— Bill McGowan is the dean of active American League umpires. He joined the Junior loop in 1925. ;' grades in zoology with an error of less than on e grade point in 95 per cent of 200 students recently examined. The tests, worked out over a six- year period with 1,000 studenls, are based on elementary zoology because it is a prerequisite to all life science studies. Search for a yardstick to measure a student's achievements in the field lasted nearly fiv years, r e hulling in a series of forty tests. Each skill developed in th e elementary zoology course is measured separately — classification, dawing, dissection, use of microscope, retention of factual material from lectures, reading and observation. Also measured are prim- ray abilities such as perceptual speed and ability to visualize, and motor activilies such as finger dexterity. An hour of two spent by a student in taking the tests may save him a semester, a year or even a lifetime of frustralion, Dr. Vaughn declared. Yanks finally dug up a couple of olher players to replace them anc Nick at once began to act like a Yankee. Although he still is hitting wel below .300, Etten hits a long ball And last night he timed his hits perfectly, too, driving out a home run and a double to beat the Ath letics, 2 to 1, before 25,229 Phila delphia fans. The double clinched the decision in a pitching duel be tween Orrie Arntzen, who limited the Yanks to four hits, and Chai ley Wensloff, who gave the A' eight. It came in the eighth innin and led to the winning run a George Stirnweiss followed with single. The defeat dropped the Athletic into a fourth - place tie with idl Boston Red Sox and only a poii ahead of the Detroit Tigers, a si uation lhal likely will be altcrc today when all the clubs in bot leagues are scheduled for actio for the first lime since last Su day. New York, June 12 (/Tl— Naturally you'd expect spherical Steve Owen, coach of the football Giants, to be agin' the guys who wiui!. to drop college football — especially since he figures that even high school games will draw crowds this year when people arc so entertainment-hungry — but hj slips one* suggestion into his argument that comes as a surprise. . . It is that coaches can learn a lot from inexperienced players who haven't learned to play the orthodox way. That's why Steve says he always stops lo watch sandlot games — lie mighl pick up an idea. up a scoreless game by hitting their last Icn games and have built up a five-game lead over the resl of Ihc pack. Mosl significant however, is Ihc manner in which the ads from the Volunlcer slate have cored their wins. Even when the Cards arc against icm. like last night, for instance, ic Nashville battlers come irough. Memphis held a nine-run dvantagc when the Vols went to at in the last half of the sixth ining, bul the Gilbcrtmcn, cnliro- y unimpressed, put over ten runs n that inning. Three more coun- ors in the seventh and another in he eighth gave Nashville a 14-9 •iclory. Little Rock, whose game nt Oioxvillc was postponed, remained n second place in the standings, md Birmingham, which split a twin l with Atlanla, hold lo third Both games in Atlanla were won by the same score, G-2, the Barons with Andy Lapihuska on the. mound, won the first game anc Bill Ayers pitched five-hit ball to give the Crackers the nighclap. Birmingham meanwhile got an other pitcher, Bill Perrin, formei ly of New Orleans who has bee playing amateur ball in Atlanta. New Orleans made it three in row over Chattanooga as Jess The Pulaski (Little Rock) gran/!, jury is investigating the reports. Planes Are (Continued From Page One) ^ Billing from El Alamcin, Egypt, o Tunis. They spotted five Messer- chmitts and completely dispersed ic formation, forcing them to. ellison Ihcir bombs in a :imniii!>J ighl and shooting down one. Shortly afterward, Lieut. - Col. ohn D. Stevenson of La ramie. Vyo., 20-year-old group comman- Icr of American fighlor - bombers, saw a large white cross on the aii^ drome and sent the message,' 'complete surrender sginal been ninth-inning single and traveling i around on a wild pitcli and another hits. . . . And Eddie Lyon of Sea. man Guard, who belongs to the Senators, pitched one of his team's five shutouts allhuogh his regular position is second base. For instance, he says, when Ev Shelton, lately Wyoming cage coach was playing football in Oklahoma, the coach made him throw passes on the run. Ev did it all right in practice, but on game clays he'd stand flat footed and show them some real accurate passing. . . . Then there was a Giant rookie back a few years ago who had a trick of feinting pass receivers ito breaking the wrong way, Steve filched him two weeks before he earned what the boy was doing, Flashes of Life By The Associated Press By the Associated Press The Easy Life Kalama/.oo, Mich. Life with rationing was too complicated for George L. Lamphcr, so he's back Danna twirled a seven - hit, 9 victory. Today's games and probable pitchers: Little Rock (Grecr) at Knoxvillc (Anderson) New Orleans at Atlanla (unannounced.) o was over 38, Lamphcr said ho iiincl civilian life "just ono cou- on after another." He didn't like ecision to last-place Memphis but etainod the league load by a com- 'orlablc margin. Today's games and probable pitchers: Little Rock (Grecr) at Knoxville Anderson) Memphis (Drefs or Walker) at Nashville (Stewart) Birmingham at Atlanla (Unannounced) New Orleans (unannounced) Chattanooga (Bunnell). Miss Those Home Runs Boston. — t/Pt — Red Sox biisohal fans miss those big bats of Jimrnj Foxx and Ted William.-. Jimmy hi 222 homo runs and Ted, 127, in Ihci: 10',:; campaigns here. Uncle Sam's grocery bill fo feeding enlisted men runs to S2, 800,000 a day, at the rate of 50 cent a day for each Army man. She Goes Boom! ion he taught it to all the neks. Giant Today's Guest Star Havcy J. Boyle, Pittsburgh Post Jazeltc: "Added to the worries oming from an uncertain pitching taff and an inability of his ace litters to combine their efforts Vlanagcr Mel Oil of the Giants mist spend a part of his reading lour learning about the trades tha ival clubs are cooking up for him.' Scrap Collection The tip is making the rounds tha Darnley, from Harry Whitney' Stable, may bo the "good tiling for the Hamtalotonian Race. . . '. cost one of the big watch compai ics $10,000 tr> pick up the tab fo that luncheon the other day who the Dodgers, Yanks and Giant ball players were auctioned f< 124 million in war bonds. . . Th nice-looking woman who commute daily from Kent, Conn., to Bantam to work in a factory making airplane chairs is the mother of George Stirnweiss, the Yankees' the Army. Honorably discharged because re - enlisted. Life's Desires Hartford, Conn. Phillip Larix- o, machinist's mate, 2nd class, USN, spent four months on Guad- Icanal and can recall ferrying tarincs lo clanger spots, bringing ut wounded and spending two vceks in a hospital because of a nalaria attack which Icfl him 0 pounds lighter. 'But Ihoso aren't the things you •cmember," he says. "I remember he one thing I wanted more than nything else was a glass of milk ind a dish of my mother's spaghetti. Sports Mirror By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Doublrab won seven-furlong Carter handicap at Aqudeucl from Swing Sway and Whirlaway. Winner ccaiallcd track record of 1:23. Three Years Ago — Brooklyn Dodgers obtained Joe Medwick and Curt Davis from St. Louis Cardinals for Ernie Koy, Carl Doyle, two minor league players and an estimated $100,000. Five Years Ago — New York defeated Cleveland on Joe Gordon's late-inning homer off relict pitcher Hobby Feller and cut In dians' American League lead lo game and a half. Flight Officer L. Libby ot Le- 'ors, Tex., also saw a while flag on a high volanic hill. r . Air force headquarters then seinr aircraft to fly over the island and take pictures in confirmation of the surrender. Lieut. Col. Stevenson, who had been bombing "Midway Hill" on the road to the airfield, made 'il return sweep later and saw not one white cross but about a dozen. Shortly after the noon landing by British "troops in Panlollcria. harbor American Spitfires intercepted SB Messcrschmitt 100s and Fockr t ,' Wulf 190s approaching the British naval and transport formations. The enemy was engaged forthwith Hhough Ihc Americans were oul- iiimbered three to ono. Mosl of the Germans jettisoned their 3ombs and five of the Mcssei* schmitts wore downed. Later another Aniprcian Spitfire formation drove off 15 Fockc-Wult and Messcrschmitt fighter - bornb- crs before they could roach the ships and in the dogfight shot four of th c Focke-Wulfs and two of the Messcrschmitts. Two more enemy aircraft were shot down by thc coastal command. No enemy planes were oncoun, ( tcred as thc Allies diverted thei>' bombers to Lampcdusa. Capt. Harold B. Lawson of Fin- Icyville, Pa., said his Marauders hit one fiarly large merchant ship and six small boats. Market Report Editor's Note: Soldcn, Kas. — Glenn A. Yearout, editor and owner of the Scl- clen Advocate has announced temporary suspension of his weekly newspaper. Ho won't resume publication until he's finished? with the wheat harvest. shortstop. Clarence Young LOOKING FOR NEW QUARTERS? Use The Classified . . . It's Direct Don't wear yourself to a frazzle trying to find new living quarters . . • your time's too valuable! Look through the HOPE STAR classified section. It's the efficient method of finding z new home, HOPE STAR British Planes Go Across Channel Folkstone, England, June 11 — iVPiLarge formations of Allied warplanes, possibly including United Stales bombers, flew across the English cannel to North France with a terrific roar early this afternoon and returned an hour later. Observers said a number of fighters could be seen but other planes were too high to identify. The German radio said British planes wore over western Germany this morning and that one had been shot down. Lute this afternoon new formations of hi«h flying planes winged their way across the- channel. They I headed toward Calais and later i vet-rid in the direction of Boulogne ! v.here heavy anti-aircraft fire was heard. Tigers Top 1 Night Hitters Detroit.—(/Pi—The Detroit Timers led all American League teams in hiuina for the night games during the 1942 schorl with an average of .2SS. reports thai Ohio racing fans will find the Hamilton Track "doubly convenient" when thc meeting begins July 3. There's street car service to thc "front door" and a poor house overlooking the track. One For The Dodgers Baseball fans at Newport, Vt., claim, that Pat Maloney probably is thc only ball players whoever scored a run without going to bat.. It haupcned sonic years ago, but they stjil remember how Pat calmly strolled to first base and sat down on the bag while an argument raged around thc umpire. . . When play was resumed nobody remembered that Pat hadn't taken his turn-at thc plate, so he remained on first until his teammates made a couple of hits and he scored a run. Big-Hearted Los Angeles — Held up by a man who threatened him with a razor and a pistol, llobort J. Heed, 55, handed over $10.90. "I've gol a sick wife," Reed protested. "I really need this money for medicine." Thc robber returned one of Reed's dollar bills and said: "Okay, here's a buck. I'm no heel. And forget about paying me back, pal." NEW YORK COTTON New York, June 12 — (/P) — Switching from July into thc later months, anticipating firsl nolicc day, dominalcd cotton trading today. Prices steadied after early easiness on trade price fixing. Futures closed unchanged to 10 cents a bale lower. jly_Oponed, 20.26; closed 20.2420. Oct.—19.89 opened; closed 19.8G- ftfi. Dec.—19.09 opened; closed 19.07n Mch.—19.40 opened; closed 19.47n off 1. May —19.116 opened; closed 19.3334; off 2. Middling spot 22.04n N-Nominal. off 3. NEW YORK STOCKS Now York, June 12 (/I 1 ) —Se- (Copijrig'it, 1943, Chicago Sun Photo From NEA) Out of the mouth of a circus cannon shoots 18-year-old Victoria Zacchini, who is tilling in as a human cannon ball now that tier brothers. Hugo and Mario, are in the Army. Service Dept. Four of the seven Now York U. athletes entered in the National Collegiate A. A. track meet this week-end are Marine Corps Reservists and may be called for active duty and day. They are Frank Cotter, Ray Zoellner, Bernie Mayei and Charles Grohsberycr. . . Whei thc Camp Croft, S. C., driving range, which can't get enough golf balls to supply the demand, ran into a serous shortage recently, Sergt. Clayton H e a f n e r came through in the pinch. He called upon his former assistant pro, Orville White, got a few dozen. . . Vets or lloukies, they're all ball players in the Jacksonville. Fla., Naval Station League. Charley Redtern, one-lirne Chicago White Sox infielder who coaches thc Cursoe Item Kearns Field, Utah — This Army Air Force basic training center now has a man Friday. He's Pvt. John C. Frcitag of Tinlcy Park, 111. His name, trans- atcd from the German, is literally Friday. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Now York — Henry Armstrong, 140 3-4, Los Angeles, outpointed Sammy Angott, 138 1-4, Washington, Pa., (10J. New York — Sgt. Adam Pianga (Young Kid McCoy), 1515, Milchcl Field, outpointed Johnnie Jones, 152, Pittsburgh (8) Worcester, Mass. — Frankic Nelon, Iii8, Boston, stopped R. J. Lewis. 154, Denver, (6). Portland, Ore. — Lou Nova, 204, California, knocked out Paul Hartnek, 190, Omaha (3K ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., June 12 (/P, _ (U. S. Dept. Agr.) —Hogs, 700; about steady with Friday's close; good and choice 200 - 250 Ibs. 14.50; other classes scarce; a few 160 Ib. average 13.75; compared with last Friday 180 Ibs. up closed mostly 25 lower; 170 Ibs. down and sows 10 - 15 lower; sharp turn late recovering a large share of earlier declines for the week. Calllc, 75; calves, 25; compared with close of preceding week steers 25 lower; mixed yearlings and heifers 25 - 50 lower; cows 2550 lower; sausage bulls steady to 25 lower; vealcrs and replacement steers steady; tops for week: 1219 Ib. steers 16.35; 812 Ib. year lings steers 16.25; 825 Ib. mixed yearlings 16.10; 982 Ib. heifers 15.90; cows 13.50; sausage bulls 13.85; vealers 15.00; rcplacemen steers 15.50; bulks for week; steers 1425 - 15.85 mixed yearlings anr heifers 15.50 - 75; cows 11.00-12.5C •eplaccmont slecrs 14.25 - 15.25. Sheep, none; compared with las Friday lambs closed 50 - 75 lower sheep mostly steady; good an i choice native springs went mainlj at 15.00 - 75; top for week 16.00; Simmons Leads In R.B.I. Boston. —(/Pi— Al Simmons of the Red Sox has batted in 1,813 runs in 18 seasons to lead the active American League players. Browns Close in 1922 St. Louis. — I/I 1 ) — Tha closest the St. Louis Browns have been lo the American League championship was in 1922. The team finished see- o POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, June 12 (/I 1 ) —Butler cccipls 1,403,744. o O r buck lambs wore cliscounlcd $1 pcP iimdredwcight from comparable ewes and wchlcrs; good and choice clipped lambs wcnl mainly at 1400 - 75; lop IS.00 with medium and good 13.00 - 14.00; clipped slaughter ewes ranged from 8.0"./ • ( |> ( downward. lectcd slocks made a feeble try ; for recovery in today's markiV and, while a few were successful, leaders generally back - tracked fractions to a point or so in one of the mosl apathetic sessions of the year. Sluggishness prevailed at I h^. start, with minor losses a n d ad- ances fairly well divided. A little lore selling then cropped up in tools, motors and rails and, near 10 close, the minus section was athcr crowded. Transfers for lh" wo hours were around 400,00V j hares. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicaco, June 12 — (/Tl —Mill- .ng demand supported wheat, today, bul advances of about 1-2 cent were shaved on profit taking toward the close. Oats moved uv, ight to new seasonal highs, the July contract hitting a peak since 1920, and rye scored minor ganis. Reports from New York said large eastern chain and independent bakers were in the market for approximately 500,000 sack ,V weighing H)0 pmmds each, of all typos of flour. These same interests took more than 11)0,000 sacks of similar weight yesterday. At the close wheat was 1-8 lower to 1-8 higher, July $1.45 1-2, Sci; tcmber $1.45 - 5-8 - 3-4, corn waT unchanged, Jly $1.05, oats were up 5-8 - 3-4 and rye was 1-8 lower to 1-4 higher. avatoradirschooeamwou wa . not let age stand in his way when ond with an average of .604 wm- the team needed help. So he busted ning 93 games while losing 61. Notice to Potato Growers We are now loading potatoes, located north of the railroad, at the Southern Ice Plant. Paying ceiling prices less cost of sacks and labor loading. Will appreciate handling your potatoes. E. M. McWilliams

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