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\* *Wf* ,-v- >"*' "T v-^^^p-T^T^ry;,^*.. t- - HOPS S T AH, M 0 * t, ARKANSAS Soturdflv, November 6, 1943 haifand, Burma Presents Affies With New Problems lysis of ie News by Mackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph «r Cable. Classified Add mult be In office day before publication. All Wont Ads cash in advance. Not taken over the Phone. One »lrn«—It word, minimum JOe Three Hm»«—JVi* war*, minimum SOc Six »lm«»—Sc word, minimum T5« One month—lie word, mlnmlum $2.70 »,otes are for continuous Insertions only THE MORE YOU TEUL THE QUICKER YOU SELL." Notice iff „ By D6WITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst i Two days ago this column re ported that the Japanese militarists who rule Nippon, recogniz. ing, they are doomed-to defeat in ithis war, were said to be consolidating their new bloc on Asiatic nations with the idea of leading them against the , white race twenty-five years hence. since then representatives of the Jap government and five puppet states have met in Tokyo to establish "the Assembly of Greater East Asiatic Nations." These countries are the new Philippine republic, the Nanking government of occupied China, Thailand, Bur ma and Manchukuo. There lies another grave threa of a terrible war of races. Thailand and Burma appear to be offering the Japs whole-harted sup"\ port and sofne of the others are giving a considerable degree of do- still cooperations. What is the answer of the United Nations to this menace? It seems to me that our action must be devided into two operations: (1) the defeat of Japan and her supporters in this war, and (2) _removal^of the grievances and' heart- burnings which tend to turn the peoples of the Orient away from the western world, and make possible the formation of an Asiatic bloc'which is built on animosity toward the white races. .The Japs must be smashed and rendered utterly impotent to make -war again. Japanese aggression 'Comes from the malignant growth of militarism. In order to get peace this cancer must be destroyed. Japanese militarism is even a greater menace than the Prussian brand which is the root of all Ger:manic evil. The Jap militariests not only plot aggression for gain 'but, as we see, they hope to precipitate a horror of racial warfare Which would pit the Orient against the Occident. It seems quite clear that the entire Japanese militaristic bloc, running to large numbers of officers, must be put out of circulation pre- manently. With that unsavory job out of the way, the Allies will have to embark on the task of educating the Japanese people into friendly relations with the west. That won't be easy. Possibly we have a concrete gauge of the task right here at home in the difficulties which we are encountering with the Japanese disloyalists in California. However, many students of the ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT magazines now to avoid the rush arid delay. New or renewal subscriptions on any magazine published. See Chas. Reynerson at City Hall. 12-lmc FOR SALE: ONE ELECTRIC sewing machine, several non- electrics, two hand vacuum cleaners. Sewing machines bought, sold, rented, repaired. James Allen, 621 Fulton St., Hope, Ark., phone 322-J . 2-lmop FRIENDS, IF YOUR OLD MAT tress needs making over we can make it just, like new. All work guaranteed. Cobb's Mattress Shop. 712 West 4th street. Phone 445-J. Erman O. Bright. 3-6lpd. Hot Springs in Stunning Upset Lick Zebras SPORTS ROUNDUP Associated Press Sports Columnist NOTICE TO PERSON TAKING my billfold. Please return gaso line rationing book and billfolc and keep the $21. Elmo H. Shaw. 4-3tp. For Sale SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY, sell or trade furniture. The best place in town to buy furniture. Ideal Furniture Store. 27-lmpd. 150 MULES, MARES, SADDLE horses, jacks, stallions and Shetland ponies. All stock guaranteed. Free truck delivery. At same location for 30 years. Windle Bros. 516 West Broad., Texarkana, Texas. 23-tf 600 AAA WHITE LEGHON START- ed clucks. Some 2 weeks to 6 weeks old. 25c to SOc each. One 100 capacity Electric brooder $85. Three 1000-capacity brooders still in crates, $175 each. Several starter and finishing batteries. Also 6& and 75 capacity laying cages. 25 white rock pullets. Start laying now. $50. K. Wilson. Forks of Columbus and Washington Roads. 2-f3tpd Little Rock, Nov. 0 — (fP)— Some of the experts were saying that those high-flying Pine Bluff Zebras were heading for an upset over at Hot Springs — and that's exactly what happened. But even the most ardent -Trojan rooters must have been surprised at the manner in which the Spa boys dumped the Zebras from unbeaten, untied ranks. Mixing some well-placed aerials with a strong running attack, Hot Springs walloped the Striped Mules, 35-13 before a record-breaking crowd of more than 7,000 at Rix stadium last night, and thereby threw the Arkansas High School Conference race into a mild scramble. Pine Bluff still ruled the roost today with six wins and one loss but its perch was much less secure. The Trojans climbed into second place with five wins, one loss and one tie. Zebra fans aren't the only ones in the dumps today. They're also singing the blues down at El Dorado, where the resurgent Little Rock Tigers pulled somewhat of a surprise by pasting the El Dorado Wildcats, 35 to 7. The win elevated the Bengals into third place in the conference standings, a notch ahead of Ihe Cats. Other conference contests went off about as expected. North Little Rock gave Blytheville a 45-6 shellacking and Russellville whipped Benton, 13-6. Over in Oklahoma, Fort Smith's Grizzlies played Tulsa to a 7-7 standstill. Jonesboro trimmed Searcy, 18-0; Clarksville beat Atkins 29-0, and Hope ran over Gurdon, 19-0. Other high school scores: Lonoke 6; Beebe 0. Stuttgart 19; Star City 13. Dumas 20; Eudora 7. Holly Grove 10; West Helena 6. Elaine 8; Helena 0. Mansfield 60; Booneville 0. St. Annes (Fort Smith) 51 Josephs (Muskogee) 0. Rogers 26; Bentonville 7. New York, Nov. 6 (IP)— Its unusual to turn to -a hockey man for an explanation of this season's football attendance, but in the dripping Yale Bowl last week, Murray Murdoch, the old "Iron man" of the New York-Rangers and now Yale jockey coach, made a comment that applies well to football ietiteliants and six second lieutenants . . . Seven have been killed n action, Iwo arc missing and ;hree are prisoners of Japan . . . Only 20 are in civil life. "It's easy to educate.the fans up to better performances," said Murdoch, "but its hard to educate them down." . . . That day a scant 5,000 spectators turned out for the Yale- Dartmouth game and 2,700 watched Princeton play Brown — and in spite of the teams' records, the games were good . . . The same afternoon some 150,000 fans saw the Notre Dame-Navy and Army Penn tussles and today almost as many will watch Notre Dame vs. Army and Penn vs. Navy Maybe you still could call those four institutions of higher education. Old Army Game The West Point stalislical department, surveying the list of about 500 Cadets who won varsity football letters from 1891 to 1931, points out that two now are generals, two lieutenant generals, 20 major generals, 38 brigadier generals, 98 colonels, 105 lietit. colonels, 64 majors, 21 captains,46 first Half Minute Sports Page In last week's Iowa Statc-Okla homa game, the Sooncrs used the huddle and ran 48 plays while the Cyclones called plays the old fashioned way and ran 81 — but Oklahoma won, 21-7 . . . Another last word on the Dodger dislikes: Branch Rickey says, "There couldn't be anybody that I could be more unwilling to dispose of than Mickey Owen." A Little Learning When the Billings (Mont.) High school Broncs entered their dress ing room in Suite's High schoo stadium before a recent game they examined with considerabl interest the plays diagrammed on Ihe blackboard. They had been as signed Ihe room used for Coacl Swede Dahlberg's chalk talks . A pair of Bulle players sauntered in and invited: "Go ahead and look 'em over, but you won't get much good oul of them in an hour. We haven't learned them in Iwo years." ... An hour later the score was Billings 8, Butte 6. ONE 1933 PLYMOUTH 4-DOOR sedan. Good rubber and in No. 1 shape. See J. L. Brown at Jesse's Lunch Stand. , , 3-6tpd. Market Report St. 4 ROOM HOUSE 16 ACRES ON highway, $1250.00. 4 room house 10 acres on highway, $1000.00. Close in — C. B. Tyler, 119 Cotton Row. 4-3tpd Wonted to Rent FIVE OR SIX-ROOM HOUSE. . Prefer Ward 1 or 2. Employed in city. Reasonably permanent. No small children. Reference. Call Hope Slar. 2-tfdh. OR FOUR ROOM FURN- M -.,-. —, ... * _.__-, „-_.,*• rxlrtjir; UK iuu±t ttUUJVL r U.TUN- question.feel-sure that this; great,L;; }ihed hdui'e'orca-partmeht. Close wnrlr nan ne done. I , • - •••' • »» -"i* i_- :_ . "*t_*i .1:.__'' T> work can be done. " Meantime the western powers haye to remove the causes of distrust and misgivings which exis.t even among our Allies in the Orient. Probably a bit of self-analysis, to see that we ourselves are getting off on the right foot, would be 'in order. We could have the wrong attitude in some things, you know. My personal observations in the Orient leave me in no doubt that the^eastern countries fear, and in some cases, believe, that America 'and'Britain are bent on exploiting them. Football Scores By The Associated Press Georgia 40; Presbyterian 12. • City College of New York 13; Army Plebes 13 (tie) Morgan College 50; Florida A ''.M 0 J?eru (Neb) Tchrs 19; Westworth Military Academy 19 (tie) , Jacksonville Nattc 20; Miami Central (la) 12; Simpson College 0 ih;': Have two children. Permanently employed in city. Contact Hotel Barlow, Room 36. 5-3tp Real Estate for Sale 142-ACRE FARM WITH NEW SIX- roorn house, tenant house, barn with sheds for 40 or 50 head cattle. Electricity. Sixty acres in cultivation, balance in pasture, all under fence, large part of fence hog-proof. Everlasting spring water in several places. Also lake. Location seven miles from Hope on Shover gravel road. C. E. Cassidy, Hope, Phone 146, 2-6tpd. SOME CUBE K all the known stars in the universe were drawn closely together, it would result in a cube measuring 60,000,000 miles each , way. rt\tfl n g. flenpes and minor burns. HOPE MATTRESS CO. Have your old mattress made new. Call collect or write within gS-mile radiius ipr free delivery. Now located st 411 South Ha?el Phone 152 266 ACRES ON HIGHWAY 55, 1% miles from Okay, a mile from Saratoga. Electricity. Five ten- nant houses, one' six-room dwelling. Large and small barn. Forty acres in alfalfa. On school bus route. 196 acres in cultivation. Clear of debt. Apply J. M. Wilborn, Okay, Ark. 3-2wks.pd. Lost ONE AND QNE - HALF INQH green gasoline hose. Return to Tol-E-Tex Oil Co. 26-6tp Wonted to Buy MEN AND BOYS' CLOTHES, MEN and boys' shirts. Ladies' and childrens 1 coats. Men, women and childrens' low heel shoes. R. M. Patterson Store, Hope, Ark. 19-lmc Picks Irish Despite Army's Showing By ORLO ROBERTSON New York, Nov. 5 UP)— Now that the navy and marines have completed- their job- of tearing apart several of the nation's best, we. can't say we weren't forewarned in making the following football seleclions: , Notre Dame-Army —Even with Angelo Bertelli an ex-Irish star and the possibility Doug Kenna will play for the, Cadets how can one go against a team that hasn't tallied less than 33 points a game and held six opponents to a Combined score of 31 points? Notre Dame. Navy-Penn — Tempted to take out the well-worn penny. But, on second thought, we'll take Navy to rebound, figuring the Middies have too much all-around power to off set the brilliant playing of Bob Odell. Purdue-Minnesota —Even wilh Tony Bulkovich in boot camp, the Boilermakers should have no trouble handing' the Gophers their third slraighl setback. San Diego Naval Station-Southern Calif. — The Trojans probably will be scored on for the first time this season, but should come through against the strong navy outfit. Louisiana State-Georgia Tech — Although the Ramblin' Wreck has been wrecked by navy transfers, the Engineers figure to have enough left to stop Steve Van Buren and his civilian mates. Indiana-Michigan —Michigan but by no such score as it might have been if Billy Daley had remained at Ann Arbor. Northwestern- Wisconsin — The Wildcats lost one-half of their starting backfield but still have Otto Graham. That's enough to beat a weak Badger eleven. Southern Methodisl-Texas Aggies — No argument. Aggies. Del Monte Pre-Flight-U. C. L. A. ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK 0 National Stockyards, 111., Nov. 6 (/P)— Hogs, 800; 180-280 Ibs steady to 10 lower at 13.90-14.00; top 14.00; lighter weights 10-15 lower; 140-160 Ibs 12.50-13.25 100-130 Ibs 10.5012.00; sows dull; market from Friday to Friday: 180 Ibs up GO-70 lower; lighter weights 50-75 lower; sows 50-60 losver. Cattle, 150 calves, none; compared Friday last week: steers and heifers steady to 25 higher;-,cows and bulls steady; veelers 25 lower; replacement cattle and calves 25 ligher; bulks for week: slaughter steers 11.75-15.00; replacemenl steers 9.50-11.25; slaughter heifers and mixed yearlings 9.00-14.50; common and medium beef cows !.25-10.25: period close top sausage bulls 11.00; lop vealers 14.75. Sheep, none; compared Friday asl week: generally steady top wooled lambs for week 13.75; lop and bulk good and choice clipped iambs 13.25; similar grades wooled lambs 13.00-13.50; pack lop 13.25; medium and good 11.50-12.75; common Ihrowouls 9.00-10.00 good and choice wooled yearlings 12.50; med ium and good 11.50; common anc medium clipped yearlings 9.50; two-year-olds 7.50; aged wethers 6.50; wooled 2-year-olds 10.00; medium and good slaughter ewes 5.005.50. cies at the starl while aircrafls nd other assorted armament issues inclined to back water. Small .Jains and losses were pretty even- y divided near Ihe close. Dcat- ngs were slow through although blocks of 1,000 to 10,000 shares of commonwealth southern, unchanged at 13-16, helped ift the two-hour volume to around 337,110 shares. NEW YORK COTTON New York, Nov. 6 —(/P) —- The cotlon markel resumed its decline today on hedge selling and liquidation, influenced in part by new Allied victories whicli revived ideas regarding an early ending of the war and heavy cancellation of military tcxlile conlracls. Fulures closed (old conlracts) 65 to 80 cents a bale lower. Dec high 19.70 — low 19.60 — last 19.60 off 15 Men high 19.46 — low 19.39 — last 19.39-40 off 14 May high 19.22 — low 19.13 — last 19.15 off 13 Jly high 19.05 — low 18.97 — last 18.97 off 16 Middling spot 20.31N off 14 N-nominal. Bobcats Defeat Scrappy Gurdon Eleven 19-0 Hope's Bobcats had a tough lime overcoming a stubborn Gurdon de- tense here last night for a 19-0 victory in a non-conference contest. Although game to the end Gurdon never seriously threatened and never got past the Hope 23-yard line. The visitors made nine first downs but practically all of them were in midficld. The Hope seconds started the game and with Rookcr lugging quickly ran up three first downs to the Gurdon 31, where they stalled. With Cobb and Bell carrying the ball the Cats, after .being held scoreless in the first period, scored a single tally in each of the remaining quarters. Late in >the first quarter when the regulars were sent in Bell made 12 yards to the Gurdon 40 when it was discovered the Bobcats only had 9 men on the field. With Bell going off tackle and circling end the Cats rolled up 3 first downs to the Gurdon 26 where Cobb took a reverse from Bell and raced to the 1-foot line. On the opening play of the second quarter Bell plunged over. Hope made 3 first downs in the second quarter but were unable to score again. Hope's second score came late in the third period on an 80-yard march. Starting on their own 20 Bell and Wells hit the line to the Gurdon 48. On the next play Cobb took a .toss from Bell on the 30 and ran the remaining distance for a touchdown. In the final period Hope marched 75 yards to score. Starting on their own 25, Bell made it a first to the 35. Rooker got loose for 25 yards to the visitors' 40 and Cobb made it a first to the 25. Bell circled end to the 11, where'he tossed to Ross for the score. Cobb took a pass from Bell for extra point. The Hope team showed signs of over-confidence and the game appeared sluggish throughout. Gurdon fought hard all the way but lacked any consistant offensive. Practically every man on the Bobcat squad saw action. ' ( First downs were 15 to 9 in Hope s favor, Hope tossed 8 passes, completed 3, one for touchdown, had one intercepted. Gurdon threw 15 passes, completed 4, had one intercepted. Hope drew one penalty for 5 yards, Gurdon drew two for 20 yards. of the Carnival, Miss Emelcne McDowell, was crowned by the superintendent, Mr. Norman Jones. The Physical Education Girls sang oUr national anthem followed by the pledge. There was a play, "Haunted House," and a panto- mine, "Interrupted Courtship." After that, the congregation went into the Administration building where there were several different forms of amusement.' There was a cake walk, bingo table, spook house, and 'several side shows. The girls of the Home Economic Class furnished the refreshments, The proceeds, $225, Will be Used for athletic equipment and for the school library. Adult Courses Offered in Night School The courses lo be offered In Ihe Adult Evening School arc to help the individual in improving and advancing on the job and also prepare the person for a new job. Beginning t^Ring iS' designed .to aid the interested sludcht in mastering word the keyboard and , syllable through the recognition. Drills for accuracy and eveness of touch arc stressed. Intermediate typing purpose of drilling is for the for accuracy and rhythm with more attention given to the development of speed Correct letter forms arc discussed and practiced. Advanced typing is a thorough review of the keyboard with emphasis on special characters and numbers. Instruction is presented in letter set-up, tabulation and continuity writing. Remedial drills and regular limed tests arc stressed. Beginners shorthand is designed to give a thorough introduction to the principles of Gregg shorthand. The study of the mosl used shorthand-forms arc stressed. Intermediate shorthand is a continuation of Beginners Shorthand, with inlcnsive drills for brief forms, phrases, and vocabulary building. Slrcss is placed on the developmenl of speed. Advanced shorthand is designed for the individual who has .completed Ihe Gregg manual and who wish lo review and perfect outlines, which will facilitalc phrasing and enlarge the vocabularf. Dictation will be given at increasing rates of speed. Store A. &M. to Meet Southwestern at Memphis New York, Nov. 6 (/!') ThC, football scales are tipped heavily toward the cast today with Notre Dame's meeting with Army and Nnvy's struggle with Pennsylvania virtually obliterating the remainder 6f the eastern program nndr overshadowing the entire natlonar card. Some 75,000 spectators have purchased tickets for the Irish-Cadet affair in New York City's Yankee Stadium with the hopes of finding , out for themselves just how good' Notre Dame is minus the transferred Angclo Berlclli. Only because Franklin Field can accommodate only 71,015 Will be the crowd be smaller a 1 , Philadelphia, where a Penn team that tictlf Army a week ago lakes on the Middies. The two games "hide" such eastern tilts as Brown-Yale, Columbia- Dartmouth, Pcnn State-Cornell and Holy Cross-Temple. In addition, ; they shade games involving Louisiana Slate-Georgia Tech, Northwestern-Wisconsin, Purdue- Minnesota, Colorado-Utah, Texas A M-South- crn Methodist and Southern California-San Diego Naval Training, Station. V The midwest also has earmarked a part of its interest for the outcomes of the Ohio State-Pittsburgh and Illinois-Iowa struggles. All four teams are made up entirely of civilians, as is the Indiana outffC' which plays Michigan. Some southwest attention will ,bc diverted to the Texas Tech-Texas Christian meeting and also to the Oklahoma A M-Tulsa affair. Down south the North Carolina*' South Carolina feud is next behind the Louisiana State-Georgia Tech battle but shares billing with Duke.- POULTRY AND PRODUCE, Chicago, Nov. 6 —dPy- (WFA)— Butler receipls 210,443. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Nov. 6 (/P).— Selling pressure slackened furlher in today's slock markel bul buying was equally lax and the besl lhal could be said of trends was that they were only slightly irregular. Scattered rails and industrials displayed mild recovery tcnden- For Rent TWO-ROOM FURNISHED APART- ment with bath. Also garage apartment. Two blocks west of Barlow. 403 West Division. Phone 17. 3-6tpd. A recent survey shows that 8,000,000 lunch boxes are packed daily throughout the country for war workers. —Too many pros at the Pre-Flight school. Del Monte. Duke-N. C. Stale — The Blue Devils losl half Iheir squad by transfers but there're still enough around to beat State. North Carolina-South Carolina — The Tar Hells in a romp. Ohio State-Pillsburgh — A baltle of civilian elevens with the Buckeyes winning their second game of Notice I have opened a Plumbing Shop at 122 South Walnut Street and am equipped to handle anything in the plumbing line. No job is too small or too large. t Fixture;, Pipe t 34-Hoyr Service Fittings Homer Walters 122 S. Walnut St. Phone 772 the year. Kansas-Oklahoma—Can't see the Jayhawkers stopping the Sooners' bid for the Big Six litle. Camp Grant-Great Lakes — The Sailors have too many guns. Arkansas A. M.-Southwestern (La) — A couple of little fellows wilh big teams. Southwestern. Brown-Yale — Glad to let you have first choice. I'll lake Brown on a hunch. Columbia-Darlmoulh — This isn't the week for Columbia to chalk up its first victory. Illinois-Iowa — The lllini to spoil the Hawkeyes' homecoming. Missouri-Iowa State — The Cyclones' home-coming will be a success — thanks to the navy. Okla. A. and M.-Tulsa — The Aggies haven't got what it takes to stop Red Wade. Penn State-Cornell — Digging deep for this one. Cornell. Villanova- Princeton — Villiinova Porkers Set for Game With Rice Houston, Tex., Nov. 6 W) Arkansas' Razorbacks went up against the Rice Owls in a Southwest Conference cellar contest here this afternoon with the Porkers attempting to shake off a jinx of never having won a football game in Houston. The teams stacked up about even on season records, Arkansas dropping four games and winning one against five losses and one win for Rice. Both teams were weakened by loss of regular linesmen to the navy. Arkansas lost J. P. Carpenter, a regular guard, and Right Tackle Charley Malmberg, bulk- wark of the Rice forward wall, was out of the Owl. lineup. A turnout of about 5,000 was expected. Probable starting lineups: . Arkansas Rice I Nankin Grininger LE ohnson Crutchfield LT Vlilam Nichols LG Wheeler Tate C brd Cox " ' RG Jones Kucera QQB Nicholas .,. Scu.rggs LH Cox Lawrence RH Davis Haden FB Game time 3 p. m. CWT. was hil hard by navy transfers. Princeton hasn't much but should win. San Francisco-California —Don't ask us why. California. Romping through the remainder of the schedule: Rice over Arkansas, Southwestern (Tex) over Bryan Air Field, Nebraska over Kansas State. Texas Tech over Texas Christian, Colorado over Utah. > ^ , Farm Bureau Opposes Food Price Subsidy In the annual meeting yesterday at the Homoslead counly courl- housc Ihe Hempstead County Farm Bureau recommended after discussion and wilhoul dissension lhat they as an organization were opposed to the roll back subsidy program and made a request thai farmers be enlilled lo full parity prices in the market place for farm products and that parity prices should be recalculated to include farm labor costs. The meeling was presided over by T. A. Cornelius, presidcnl for Iwo and one-half years and who was reelecled wilh olher officers for Ihe coming year. Mrs, J. E. McWiilliams was elecled secretary- treasurer to replace Mrs. Ollie M. Huskey formerly of Sweet Home who has moved out of the county. Alex H. Washburn, editor Hope Star, told the group; "We are gathered here today to discuss American agricullure and its organizational problem—and so it seems to me every farmer in Ihe nalipn should hold close lo his heart Ihe bitter and tragic lesson of the coal miners: That if all of you join an organization — and hold it to just one organization — you will have succeeded in building an instrument of power which can even defy the government in wartime, if you so direct. "These are bitter words — but ours is a bilter problem . . . "A case in point is the current debate over the administration's food price subsidy program. President on November 1 sent to the congress a message asking authority to continue the food price subsidies and to increase the amount — although the cost for the current year alone is placed at 800 million dollars . . . "Labor goes '" the cash till and takes out a dollar and a half more per day. "But agriculture is asked to forego any increase — "Just borrow a dollar and a half from the till and we'll mark it down," says the paymaster. "The presumption is that Labor has earned its wages, but Agriculture can get along on a loan. "This isn't economics — it is politics. And if the farmers of America Spring Hill Classes Hold Carnival \ large crowd gathered to attend the Halloween Carnival at Ihe Gym of Spring Hill High School, October 29. The first event of the evening was a song, "You are My Sunshine," by six girls. Following that was a Victory March by the Physical -..Education Girls; The Queen Arithmetic includes a rc- ,,nd ••give-rural boys and girls of the slatfi tho educational opportunity Uiat should be afforded them. In addition to the reelection of Mr. Cornelius as president and Mrs. McWilliams as secretary-treasurer, Andrew R. Avery of Baird's Chapel was reelecled vice-president. Members of the board serving and reelected arc: Monroe Kent, J. E. McWilliams, Grady Rogers, Lewis Yocum, J. W. Seymour, C. W. Wilson, Sloman Goodlclt, C. A. Hamilton, H. M. Stephens, W. E. Loe, B. J. Ellis, Paul Dudncy, William Schooley, L. C. Sommcr villc, Roy Franks, Otha Reaves, T. P. Boyd and Emory Thompson. view of the fundamcnlal skills in arithmelic, and Iheir application in figuring sales price, discounl, cosls, pcrcenlagc, and all olher forms of business and other practical problems. Bookkeeping applies the principles of accounting to any business, with special emphasis on stock control and inventories, together wilh a special study in taxa- .ion. Business English is a sludy of correcl word usage, punclualion, and olher common errors. It is a practice in conversing in English andcr an experienced leader. . Public,\Sp/c^aik In g. : ^Practical- speeches'' arc;' developed"; and 'delivered in class. Equal basis is plac9d_ : pn_thovight^_ v strucTurc','~ancl deliver";?." Business Letter Writing is a complete study of the mechanics of a business letter. Special attention will be given to military correspondence. Persons desiring high school credil should conlacl J. H. Jones, superintendent of Hope Public Schools. Other courses of study will be offered to a group of ten or more in any vocation. Those interested in a short training program in agricullure should conlact Mr. R. E. Jackson at the high school office. North Carolina Stale, Wake Forest- North Carolina Prc-Flighl and the Memphis contest between Soutly- wcslern Louisiana Instilute and Arkansas A and M a pair of small colleges with unbeaten top-flight football teams. Missouri and Oklahoma, the two contenders for the Big Six conference tille, bolh arc busy, Ihe Tigor£" invading Iowa Slale and Ihe Soon- ors'entertaining Kansas. '' The efforts of Ihe Southern California Trojans lo remain unbeaten, untied and unscored upon against San Diego Naval Training Stalip^ fight for coasl attention against ihe* onslaughls of the California-San Francisco and UCLA-Del Monte Pro-Flight struggles. Busy Busy Bees This Not So c Season Richmond, Va. —(/I 5 )— J. A. Ewing, statistician for the Virginia Crop Reporting Service^ finds that Virginia's bees haven',' jccn as busy as a bee in 1943. This year's honey crop in Virginia fell off by 58 per cent from last year. Up to September 23, 1943, more nan; 206,000 Army Officer Cand£ dote School graduates were serv- njj in virtually all branches-" in jra'dcs ranging from second lieu- Lcnant to lieutenant colonel. Enroll Monday night at 4 o'clucH School Office. •U TABLET*. SALVE. NQSi MOW let this sort of thing continue free enterprise on the land is due for speedy dissolution." R. W. McCracken, Superintendent of Blevins Schopls, discussed tb,e rural schpol situation, and scussion on needs of the tn,e aisist,auce THE STORY OF THE COMMANDOS "COMBINED OPERATIONS 0 A Book-of-the-Month Selection Arranged in Six-Column Pictures and Text, Begins MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 . .in . .' HOPE STAR Written From the Official Records, and Illustrated by William Sharp, This Is a Worthy Successor to "THE SEVENTH CROSS" Which End§ §Qtyrdgy £!»*, THUS* Will Sat* j Soldier'* .* *..ft ft Hope Star fHE WEATHER Arkansas: PafUy cloudy with scattered snow flurries in extreme north portion this afternoon, cooler tonight with temperatures 22 to 28 in north portion and 28 to 32 in south portion. 15TH YEAR: VOL 45—NO. 22 Staf Of Hop,, l899;Pr««s, 1M7. Consofldoted January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1943 (A*)—Meani Associated Pf»»i (NEA)—M»ons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'h PRICE 5t COPY is May Evacuate Gaeta ^^^^^* u . i Our Daily b.ccd Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN«^, A Wor Bond Promotion Plan Variation of the Lottery Theme James O. Tilly of Tulsa, Okla., has gotten out to the newspapers an elaborate brochure explaining with pictures and , twt his own particular plan to improve the sale of War Savings Sramps and Bonds. Jules Building, Land Included in Delinquent Taxes Little Rock, Nov. —M 1 )— The Supreme court held loday lhal a person removing a building from •IMjppcrty condemned for delinquent taxes is liable for a portion of the assessment. The decision reversed Carroll Counly chancery courl in Allowing F. H. Banks lo remove a building from a Eureka Springs lol owned vf R. H. Huntington, against which delinquent improvement districts taxes tolal $214 had been assessed for Ihe yeals 1937-32. The lower courl held the taxes were against Ihe land. The su- •rjcmc courl ruled the building was J, Included, ordered banks to for- fiet a $200 removal bond and ordered the property sold for taxes. Temperature Hits 31 Degrees Sunday Night Cold winds pushed the mercury lo 31 degrees here last night, a degree below freezing, reports from the Experiment Station revealed today. A check of the stalion's records show last night to be the coldest of the current season, Cleveland County's school zonin n, challenged as unlawful by a tip of new Edinburg School district tax payers, was upheld by the supreme, court. C. E!''Bryant and others had filed suit charging the districting plan made by rCounty Supervisor Ben- jUc : Rybu'rA :did/i .-not- comply with! Jte' 194"! 'la^'IMer^vnlcff^^was' established. They claimed the natural barrier of the Saline River and that whole townships and school districls were divided and placed in different zones. "'Bryant charged this did not allow for equal rcprcscntalion of the county school board and some time ago filed suit asking that the election, of education board members be declared invalid and thai Ry- ifyurn be required ccrlify the zoning actipn to the Circuit Court. Without ruling on the merits of Bryant's petition the Supreme Court upheld Cleveland Circuit in dismissing the latter suit on the .around Bryant's withdrawal of the 'ifrrsl concluded his righls. Reversing Crawford Counly Circuit' Courl, the* tribunal dismissed a $2,250 judgment awarded Denver Gilslrap againsl Ihe St. Louis-San rtp-aneisco Railway for the death of Mclvin Gilstrap who was run over by a train. The courl held Ihe ac- cidcnl was unavoidable. By way of introduclion, Mr. Tilly •®says: "The .author of this plan originally designed a system wheroby retail merchants could issue and give cash discount certificates for cash purchases or for payments made on account, thereby helping ihem lo improve Iheir business methods." Bul Pearl Harbor 1941 interrupted his peace-lime work, Mr. Tilly con- UIHICS, and he turned lo Ihe problem of government finance. Here is his War Bond plan: The present appeal for War Bonds is simply the 2.9 per cenl interest return guaranteed by Ihe Series E War Bond. Mr. Tilly sug- gesls "sweetening the pot." He would have Ihe government issue $1 Savings Certificates for 90 cents Fifty dollars^ worth of these Certificates would be exchanged for $45 worth of War Savings Stamps, which, converted into War Bonds, would mature in 10 years at $60. Mr. Tilly's plan would yield the investor only 2 per cenl interest, againsl Ihe 2.9 per cenl inleresl now given by Ihe Scries E War Bond. Bul Ihe government, having a profit in this transaction, would split part of it back lo the investor by throwing in a free Bonus Bond wilh every so many $1 Cerlificalcs. "This is done aulomalically by mechanical means in Ihe prinling presses," Mr. Tilly conlinucs. "There arc no drawings, Ihere arc no ticket stubs. "How many Bonus Awards are there in each roll of 1,000 v CerjMcjalijs? There are not less . "than' five .$25 Bond Awards in each roll. "Whal is the average chance of a person lo receive a Bonus Award? The ralio is one lo 129 ccrlificalcs issued." So it is the old lottery princin'c— but in a modified form. Furthermore, Iherc is Ihis difference: In a lollcry you cilhcr win or lose. Under Mr. Tilly's plan you accepl 2 per cenl inlercsl instead of 2.9 per cenl inlcresl in order lo get a l-lo-129 shot at the Bonus Bond Personally I am the kind of a guy thai had rather have 2.9 per cenl in Ihe hand, lhan lesser interest and a sweet gamble—but a good many people are constanlly on the lookout for this other thing, and Mr. Tilly's plan is right down Iheir alley. Al leasl you couldn'l accuse Ihe government of trying to make its people suckers—just for nine-tenths per cent difference in inlcresl rate. Affirming Ouachita chancery the |bigh tribunal awarded Lawrence ; -Wilson, lawyer, $92.87 from Dr. S. H. Barnctl for professional services. Dr. Barnelt had challenged the lower court's action of the contention the services had been rcn - dercd the estate of L. F. Barnctl, i^f which Wilson was administrator, and the account had been setlled. Fort Smith Nov. 8 (/P)— Refci. Hcartsill Ragon, Jr.., son of the late Federal District Judge here, .ftvill enter armed service at Litlle 'Rock ncxl week. His induction was ordered by the Springdale Draft Board with which he registered while a student al Ihe University of Arkansas. Keeping Up With Ration Coupons Processed and Canned Foods: November 1—First day fur green stamps A, B and C in Ration Book 4. November 20 — Last day for blue stamps X, Y and Z in Ration Book 2. December 20—Last day for green stamps A, B and C in Ration Book 4. Meats, Cheese, Butter and Fats: October 24 — •First day for brown stamp G in Ration Book 3. October 31 — First day for brown stamp H in Ration Book 3. November 7 — First day for brown stamp J in Ration Book 3. November 14 — First day for brown stamp K in Ration Book 3. Little Rock, Nov. 8 — (/P)— Heavy lo killing frosls for Arkansas lo- night were predicted today by the weather bureau. The forecast predicted from 22 lo 28 degrees in the northern portions and 28 lo 32 in Ihe soulhern section. Snowflurries for the cxlreme northern porlions were, indicalcd. Benlonville reporlcd snow and slcel and a lempcrature of 35 degrees yesterday. November 1 — First day for sugar stamp No. 29 in Ralion Book 4. Good for five pounds. Gasoline: November 21 — Lasl day for No. 8 coupons in A Ration Book, good for three gallons. B and C .coupons arc good for two gallons Nazis Still Say Allies Bombed Vatican City London, Nov. 8 (/P) German propagandists continued today Iheir cfforls lo convince the world Vatican City had been bombed by the Allies despile an official slalc- menl from Allied headquarters in Algiers disclaiming all responsibility. , The German-controlled Paris radio, in a broadcast recorded by the Associated Press, quoted Rome newspaper accounts as saying fragments of bombs reported to have been dropped on Valican territory Friday night had been identified as of British manufacture. The Stockholm newspaper Afton- tidningen, meanwhile, quoted Swiss dispatches as saying the German envoy to ihe Vatican had again offered Pope Pius XII haven in the liny principality of Lichtenstein, The Pontiff was said to have replied he would remain in Rome "under all circumstances." At the same time the Rome correspondent of the Stockholm's Tid- ningen said residents of Rome were convinced the bombing was no accident. He reported a plane hud flown low over the city, circling many times over the Valican before dropping four bombs between Ihe observatory and railway stalion. One bomb exploded aboul 100 yards from St. Peter's shuttering windows on one side of the cathedral, the correspondent said. He reported windows also were broken at Santa Maria palace, where Allied diplomats accredited to the Vatican live. A Vatican broadcast said merely an unidentified plane had flown low over Vatican City and dropped four bombs which caused considerable damage but no casualties. The thermometer was invented by (he Italian scientist, Guicro. Miners Return With Wage of $8.50 Day Washington, Nov. 8 — (#•) Mosl of Ihe nation's coal miners began returning to the job of producing war- vital fuel under a new wage agreement today as President Roosevelt's special industry-labor-public board opened a general inquiry into wartime living cosls. The miners' pay was raised from $7 lo 58.50 a day, but they will be required to work an hour longer. As members of John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers, went back to Ihe pils, however, slcll loliers were reported ready to seek a 15-cenl an hour boosl in pay, and a strike vote was being conducted among more than 1,100,000 members of the railroad brotherhoods. The CIO United Steelworkcrs meet in Philadelphia today to draft new wage demands. The presidents' living cosl invcs- menl has backed consislenlly. }!ts members were instructed to report within 60 days. The inquiry followed complaints of workers that wages have hot risen at the same ratio as living costs. Chairman William H. Davis of the WLB supporled Ihe labor leaders in thai conlenlion. He told Congress that present wage controls arc forcing workers to bear a grcal- cr share of Ihe anli-lnflalion slrug- glc lhan any other segment of so- cicly. A statement from the United Stales Chamber of Commerce was sharply critical of Interior Sccrc- lary Ickcs' agreement granting Ickcs in pay lo Ihe UMW miners. "From Ihe single viewpoint of •granting labor's demands no n;nt- ler what the method — the stage may now be set for a relreal from President Roosevelt's hold-the-linc anti-inflation order," the chamber said. It added thai other groups may have been withholding their demands in industry to see what Lesvis could atlain for the miners. The War Manpower Commission's (WMC) labor - management policy committee meanwhile sub- millcd a pledge lo WMC Chief Paul V. McNult in which labor, industry and agriculture leaders agreed to exhaust all available manpower sources to avert the necessily for a national service act, Labor, the pledge said, can be recruited from sources as yet untapped. Management was accused in some instances of hoarding labor. Absenteeism and mismanagement of labor were cited as other causes Allied Planes Again Roar Across Channel London, Nov. 8 (/P) Formations of Allied aircraft roared out across the English channel today lo continue an offensive which American heavy bombers sustained yesterday by carrying out their third raid on Germany in five days and their first without the loss of a sinble bomber. Coastal observers said the daylight attacking forces appeared to be composed chiefly of medium bombers, which have been used largely for hilling at Nazi airfields and other military targets in France and the low countries. The bombers were accompanied by swarms of fighter planes. The daylight offensive followed night attacks by the RAF's speedy Mosquito bombers on objectives in western Germany a bombing of Abbeville airfield in France by intruder patrols, and minclaying operations. The air ministry said one bomber and one fighter were lost in the nocturnal forays. Flying Fortresses struck into western Germany yesterday with heavy Thunderbolt fighter escort and attacked Duercn, site of im-> porlant airplane parls and light metals plants. All bombers and all fighters returned from the 700-mile At Least 12 Jap Warships Sunk in Bismarck Sea Soulhwcsl Pacific Allied HeaoV quarters, Nov. 8 —f/P)— Aerial slashes against warships and cargo vessels striving to reinforce the kay Japanese base of Rabaul on New Britain have cost the enerrjy probably 12 warships sunk or damaged thus far in the Bismarch sea. A probable torpedo hit was scored on a heavy Japanese cruiser in Simpson harbor at Rabaul by Auslralian-flown Beauforts Friday evening, a day after the first master blow in which aerial bombs sank Iwo cruisers and damaged seven ruore plus IWo destroyers.'^ In addilion, a light Japanese cruiser and a destroyer tender were atlacked by nighl in New Ireland walcrs, bul with undiscerhi- blc effect, and Mitchell bombers from Adm. William F. Halsey's 13lh air force sank or damaged three small coastal vessels and 12 barges off Southern Bougainville. Four more barges were destroyed off New Guinea by light service craft. .: Again Vanvkanau airdrome at Rabaul was bombed. General MacArthur said medium units made a night sweep over the oft-blasted field, starling large fires in fuel storage areas. The only Japanese rclailiation was an atlack by 10 enemy bombers, with fighter escort, on positions in the Markham and Rarhu valleys of New Guinea. Damage was listed as minor. The week-end operations on land, sea and air we're the lightest since the Allied drive to clear the Japanese out of the Northern Solomons got under way Nov. 1 with the Bougainville invasion. Ground operations on Bougainville and on Choiseul island 30 miles way which •was"lnVacled*No~V".' 3 apparently are progressing favorably, a spokesman for General MacArthur said, adding "it's up to the Japanese to make the next Christmas Cards for Soldiers Must Be Mailed Sealed The War Department advises thai Chrislmas grecling cards for soldiers overseas musl be scnl in sealed envelopes and prepaid al first class rate—3c per ounce or fraction of an ounce. The W.ar Department further urges that cards be mailed at once, stating that cards mailed now will, according to the Army Postal Service, reach even the mosl rcmole APO's by December 25. Al lasl reports the marines had firm control on Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, and had mopped up enemy units on offshore islets, all without serious opposition, and army units on Choiseul were driving the enemy from a position four miles from their beachhead. Adult Classes Start Tonight at High School Plan to enroll tonight with the Adult Evening School at the High School office from 7 lo 9 p. m. Regular classes wi|l slart Tuesday night, and will continue on Tuesday and Thursday night of each week for a period of 12 weeks. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 20 studenls. The minimum number for each class is 10. Several have already enrolled which indicates Ihe evening school will again be successful. Several olher courses of sludy besides the ones announced are sug- geslcd for people who are interested in advancing and furthering their training. High school credit may be obtained upon successful completion of three courses of study. The school is endeavoring lo do everything possible to render service to the entire community. This service is advantageous to those who want to advance in their present occupation or to prepare for a job. You are urged to take advantage of this opportunity. No Legion Meeting Scheduled Tonight Owing to a misunderstanding The Star announced Saturday that there would be a special meeting of the Leslie Huddleston Post of the American Legion at the Legion hall this Monday night, November 8. No such meeting will be held. The error was due to confusion with a report of a meeting held earlier in the interest of the WAC recruiting drive helping sponsor. Fear British Have Become too Optimistic By JAMES F. KING London, Nov. 8. (/P) — Heartened by good news from the fighting fronts and from Allied council chambers, an increasingly large number of people in Brilain are talking and betting on the possibility of an early end to the war — perhaps by Ihe new year — de- spile a lack of encouragement from their leaders. Prime Minister Churchill has asserted it would be foolish to try to fix the date of Germany's de- feal, and Depuly Prime Minisler Clemenl Altlee has warned it would be unwise lo Ihink of the end of the war as imminent. Many people, however, believe fear of a wave of over-optimism prompted these cautious counsels, and unusually buoyant predictions — all of them entirely unofficial — continue. It is difficult to assign any definite reason for this development, but the Moscow conference undoubtedly stimulated a new burst of public optimism. For one who likes to lay it on the line here are the odds quoted by one prominent Lloyd's broker: ..-.Four.. .to. one against an armistice by Chrislmas. Three lo one againsl an armistice by February. The broker said he considered himself on the bullish side. Lloyd's doesn't handle bets as such, but you can get a "peace policy" which is virtually the same thing if you have something insurable — a shipbuilding business wilh war conlracts, for inslance. Besides drawing Ihe most hopeful inferences from newspaper headlines, the people in Britain are cheered by "confidential" stories and offhand remarks which often are quoled as if Ihey had deep significance. For inslance, an officer presumably high in Ihe military intelligence is reported to have said to his barber, "what would you say if you knew we could turn on the lights in 30 days." Or a minor government em- ploye told a friend he has been working overtime for days helping to digest a flood of reports on a crackup on the German home front. An American businessman who left recently for New York told friends he has bet thousands of dollars in the United States that the European war could be over by Christinas, but declined to accept bets in England because he couldn't take sterling out of country. A German newspaperman was an army officer in the last war but lefl Germany soon afler Adolf Hiller came to power pre- dicls a sudden Nazi-cave-in, but will nol allempl 16 sel a lime. "I know Ihe German mentality well," he says. "One day, in a queue wailing for herring or pola- loes in some German city, a woman will get hysterical. Gestapo agents will try to silence her. Other women will take sides against the Geslapo. Men will altempt to help Ihe women being mistreated. News of the incident will spread across Germany in a few days. Something like that will happen and it will be revolution, wilh Ihe people refusing lo lake orders any more." On such slender sluff does Ihe present over-eagerness feed. (Coiiliwucd on Page Two) Conservation Checked El Dorado, Nov. 8 — (/P)— Two stale Oil and Gas Commission engineers are checking compliance of conservation regulation in the Stephens oil field, the -commission announced. After the war, nylon is expected to appear as a plastic as well as a yarn. Some articles already made experimentally are tubing, coating for electric wires, zippers and c a r b u r c t p r diaphragms. the who Sea! Head Named WLB Forums Little Rock, Nov. 8—VP)Thp 1943 Christmas seal sales campaign in Arkansas will be headed by Chief Justice Griffin Smith, serving his third conseculive year as seal chairman. - --- -•»»•»»- - - • •— DEATH TOLL MOUNTS Searcy, Nov.8—(/PfThe dcalh loll in the grade crossing accident Thursday near Grand Claise rose to four wilh Ihe dcalh of A. B.Siler, Tucker Ridge, in a hospital here Salurday night. His wife, mother, and nephew were killed in the mishap. • - - - - - -n*]\ £ ^i^,— - . Sixty-six million bushels of rice were produced in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and California in 1042. Russians Swiftly Push 10 Miles Beyond Fastov London, Nov. 8, (yp)The Red Army was rolling swiftly toward the Rumanian border today after taking the vital rail junction of Fastov, 35 miles southwest of captured Kiev, and thus snapping the principal rail line between German forces in the Northern Ukraine and the Nazis still battling at Krivoi Rog. A Reuters dispatch from Moscow said the Russians already had driven 10 miles on'beyond Fastov and were engaged iri heavy fighting with Nazi armored reserves rushed into the breach. The mighty push, moving along at a speed of 24 miles a day, threatened to crumble Nazi resistance in the Dnieper bend and raised the possibility of trapping huge numbers of the beleaguered Germans. Seizing trainloads of undamaged German equipment at Fastov, Whose capture was hailed in Moscow with 124-gun salvoes, Russiaa tank and infantry units also were reported to have swept up 70 towns and hamlets as they lunged toward Rumania, one of the Nazi satellites which Premier Joseph Stalin said Saturday was "anxious to find a way" out of the war. In the Crimea, -far lo the southeast, the Russians said they killed 1,000 Germans in repulsing coum ter-atlacks on their bridge - heads near Kerch and generally improved heir positions in that area. German broadcasts said the Russians were bringing up infantry reinforcements on the Perekop islh- mus, northwestern gateway to the peninsula. The 26th anniversary of the Soviet revolution also saw the Red army driving lo within 45 miles of the Latvian and old Polish'borders on. the North Central front, where a Russian communique said the Nazis were losing "one . position after another" west and southwest of Nevcl. Six localities were seized and 400 Germans killed in that theater yesterday. The Berlin radio, admitting the Soviet smash southwest of Kiev had forced the Germans "lo take up new lines," estimated that the Russians were using more than 250,000 troops in that area, while the Nazi-controlled Scandinavan telegraph bureau, declaring thai German blood was flowing as never before, said the attacks beyond Kiev had made the Germans' position "even more dangerous." North of Kiev, which was laken Saturday after bitter all-night battles, the Russians were steadily pushing the Germans back 'toward the Pripet marshes after slashing through Nemyeshaeva on the rail route lo Korosten. To the west, the Red Army was forging toward Zhitomir, a rail junction 55 miles beyond Fastov, and to the southwest they were aiming for Zhmer- inka, only 50 miles from the Ru- .manian border, in an apparent effort to cut the Lwow-Odessa Truk line, larst big artery available lo the Nazis in southwestern Russia. Marshal Stalin's order of the day announcing the capture of Fastov, following his Saturday speech in which he told the Russian people that Germany now "stands on the edge of catastrophe," was hailed by stirring victory scenes in Moscow where large crowds gathered, smiling and shaking hands. The Russian smash beyond Kiev was so swift that German planes were seized before their pilots could get them off the ground. The Russian midnight communique said large numbers of prisoners were taken, together with 120 guns and 400 trucks with supplies in addition to the trainloads seized in the yards. The city was taken by troops commanded by Lt. Gen. Rybalko and the formations will henceforth be named Fastov. North Methodists End Conference I Russellville, Nov. 8 — (/P) The North Arkansas Methodist conference, which closed its annual meeting here yesterday, will meet in 1944 at Morrillon. Pastoral assignments and other appointments were announced by Bishop C. C. Selecman al the closing sessions yesterday morning. The Rev. J. A. Womack, Marked Tree, was named chairman of the Board of Missions, replacing the Rev. A. W. Martin who became superintendent of the Fort Smith district. The Rev. E. T. Wayland, Little Rock, was re-appointed edilor of the Arkansas Methodist, official publication of the North Arkansas and Little Rock conferences, and the Rev. Sam Yancey, Fayetle- ville, was continued as superintendent of the Western Methodist assembly. -O Hempstead 4-H Club Winners Announced Litllc Rock, Nov. 8 —(/P) The 1943 champion 4-H club boy and girl are Wayne Johnson, 18, Franklin county, and Harriet Jean Chipman, 16, Greence county. The announcement of their championships was made by Stale Club Agent W. J. Jernigan in connection with the annual 4-H club achievement day observances Saturday. Rita Susan Simmons, Crawlord county, and Russell Jordan, Little River county, were runnfcrsup. District winners included Norma Jean Gilbert, Little River, and Bur ton Sargo, Garland, in the southwest, and Miss Simmons and Johnson in the northwest. County winners included: Gerald Hudgens and Mary Bourn, Columbia; William Roy Zumwalt and Dulcie Rhodes, Hempslead; John Alec Overman and Aileen Wilson, Ouachita; Billy Pharr and Mary Moore, Washington. Few Believe King Can Hold Italian Throne By WES GALLAGHER Italian Government Headquarters in Southern Italy, Nov. 8 —(/P) — King Vittorio Emanuele, Italy's monarch for 21 years of Fascism, has apparently saved his throne for the moment, but few are willing to bet he can hold on to the crown after Rome is freed. The best information is that the king has won a temporary reprieve from his opponents on the grounds that a political truce is necessary until Rome is liberated and other political leaders can have a voice in the government. The king's grandson, the six- year-old Prince of Naples, previously had been mentioned as a possible successor to the throne after political leaders,,were said ,tp.,have refused to come- Into a coalition, government unless the king abdicated. Count Carlo Sforza, pre-Fascist foreign minister, now is believed to be willing to give Premier Pictro Badoglio "parallel collaboration" and will not, it is understood, stand in the way of any of his own sup- porlers laking cabinet posts in a "patchwork" compromise cabinet. Sforza however, is still determined to stay out of the cabinet while the king is in power, but willing to hold back his abdication demand until more of Italy is free, it, is said. Members of the six-party nalion- al front commitlee in Naples are also said lo be willing to have some of its members take cabinet posts under Badoglio, but on condition Ihe political truce is only temporary. Sforza, incidentally, may also meet troubles of his own after more of Ilaly is freed. Although he has been recognized tenlalively as a polilical leader, it is pointed out lhat there are underground leaders who risked their lives under the blackstirls for 20 years and resent Ihe fact that Sforza, although anti- Fascist, lived in safety outside the ^ as ^ n ? , alo »g the Via Casili country for two decades. mam lnland ro «te to R,ome. (An. Algiers broadcast by Radio . - ranee said the Fifth Army Wage Increase Recommended for Railmen Washington, Nov. 8 (/P)The special presidential board considering wage demands of 1,100,000 non-operating railway workers today recommended wage increases ranging from 10 cents an hour for the lower paid brackets to four cents an hour for the top wage groups. Economic Stabilizalion Director Fred M. Vinson said Ihe new rec- ommendalion will be approved. The increases will become effective November 19. The sliding scale replaces a previous award of a flat eight cents an hour increase in all wage classifications, which Vinson rejected. The 15 non-operating unions originally asked a flat increase of 20 cents. An emergency board recommended the general increase of 8 cents last May. Vinson vetoed this. The president appointed a special board three weeks ago to rehear the case. The 15 unions are now taking a strike vote among their members. The wages less than 47 cents an hour to be increased 10 cents an hour. Wages between 47 and 56 cents lo be increased nine cents an hour. Wages between 57 and 69 cents to be increased eight cents an hour. Wages between 70 and 79 cents to be increased seven cents a hour. Wages between 80 and 89 cents to be increased six cents an hour. Wages between 90 and 96 cents (Continued oil Page Two) France said the Fifth Army already had captured mignanp, 24 miles northeast of Gaeta, and had advanced 40 miles north of Venafro, a gain which would place the Fiflh Army to the northeast of Cassino in a positipn to flank that town.) With the Germans apparently resigned to the loss of Gaeta the battle along Italy's west coast pronv ised to be carried soon into thq Pontine marches where the flat land crisscrossed by canals will permit the Germans to make further delaying stands. Meanwhile, AUied headquarters announced the bombardment of Durazzo, Albanian port near .Tirana, the capital, by two destroyers which carried the sea war to the Germans in the Balkans. The gains on Ihe Fiflh Army front were made in Ihe face of repeated attacks by the Germans who had increased thfir force to nine divisions, or approximately 135,000 men, in the front Italian line. Montgomery's army also encoun^ lered several German attacks, mostly by tanks, in its push up the cast coast. The Eighth Army's gains extended from the Adriatic to SO miles inland where a three-milp advance passed Salcito. Sweeping over the Sinello, the British took Scerni, seven miles due west of Vasto, Casalbordino, an equal distance northwest, Carunchio, 20 miles southwest, and Gissi, 12 miles southwest of Vasto. Indian troops took a prominent part in the advance. Coordinating air assault with the destroyers' bombardment of Durazzo, Allied bombers attacked the Yugoslav harbor of Split and bombed Ulcinj on the coast south "of Bar, in southern Yugoslavia, and on Page Two), M City 70 Miles From Rome; Allies Advance " • - } • —Europe By EDWARD KENNEDY* R Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Nov. 8 .OT—Repeated explosions in Gaeta indicated the Germans were preparing to abandon that port 70 miles south of Rome as Allied headquarters announced today^ another .mile gain by Ameri- cans'of the Fifth Army in a pssh which threatened to short circuit the coastal mountains where the enemy had anchored a new defense line.' .'•',-'.' '•"•.; - • \" \ • "' The British Eighth Army, sweeping five miles.ahead along the Adriatic coast against ' fierce? -resistance, took possession* jO*f-,the entire length of the Sinello,river and advanced on the Sangro river, the next natural barrier in the-j'area. Capturing Scerni, Casalbordino and Carunchio, Gissi and Salcito Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's veteran outfits took over .the entire stretch of lateral road running inland from Vasto and at some places were within seven miles of the Sangro where the Germans apparently were preparing a new stand. In the central portion of the Fifth Army's front, Lt.' Gen. Mark W. Clark's Americans drove ahead over the roughest country of the whole Allied line to achieve a gain of one mile and capture Calabritto. Gains of several miles also were registered beyond Isernia,along the road from Foggia to Rome across the Abruzzi mountains. This first anniversary of the Allied landings in French North Africa found the Allies delivering stronger, blows than f ever f to the' . Germans along Europe's southern ' ' s "* front" *Snd ? ttie "enemy displaying*''*^'~~ more weaknesses /than .eyer. . The German : desperation over inability to hold back the, unspectacular but relentless tide was reflected not only in the rush io dismantle the port of Gaeta, but also, officers here believe, in the bombf ings of Vatican City Friday night —an act which Allied headquarters emphatically disavowed. The view here was that this bombing, which the German radio loudly blamed oh the Allies, and hysterical appeals of the German broadcasts were an effort-to bolster the morale. Gaeta is the best port on the Tyrrhenian sea between Naples and Civitavecchia, 40 miles north of Rome, and its harbor would be of great use to the Allies in getting supplies in for the battle of Rome. Already the Americans had seized the heights dominating Mig- nanp, opening the way for a push behind the Aurunci mountains which are the chief protection of Gaeta and Formia on the coastal route to Rome, the Appian way. The route for this prospective thrust lies up the broad 1 valley to Cassino along the Via Casilina, the

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