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'"fl to* * v rY^r, HOPE STAR, M 0 P I, A R K A H S AS Real Estate for Sole »y jiublleatlort. | Alt.,«N». **.«*£ $*£<•• minlmuM - JOe d, minimum SOe Hint—it word, t Mf-c »o. iOM m^rtfr— 1 ie wort. minmlMw $1.70 dfe* or» for eorttlnucu$ insertion* only MORE V y OU T|U. THE QUICKER For Sale SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY, '•"f r sell or trade furniture. The best ? place irt town to buy furniture " t Ideal Furniture Store. 27'lmpd THIS IS A REAL NtCE COUNTRY home on highway. 6 room residence. 4 room servant house, 2 barns. 3 pastures. 70 acres cuKivaiabie land. 155 acres in all. $20.00 per acre. C. B. Tyler, 119 Cotton Row. 16-3tp 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. Wanted to Buy t'150 MULES. MARES, i / horses, jacks, stallions and Shet* ?, land ponies. All stock guaranteed. ''Free truck delivery. At same >' location for 30 years. Windle I Bros. 516 West Broad., Texark- • V ana, Texas. SADDLE | MEN AND BOYS' CLOTHES, MEN Ladies' and and boys' shirts, childrens' coats. Men, women 23-tf MY FARM ON SPRINGHILL • road. One mile from city limits. 1 4 room house electricity, phone, automatic pump, hay barn with {sealed grain bin, chicken house, smokehouse, pumphouse, All.new. 'Main fences new 15 acres. 100 assorted fruit trees and grapes. •* One-half mineral rights. Contact -Dr. Zimmerly. 11-6*9 6NE JERSEY COW^ F' O U R * * years old in April. One white•"face heifer call, three months ?old V. B. Otwell, 523 W. Ave - D 12-6tp and childrens' low heel shoes. R M. Patterson Store, Hope, Ark. 19-lmc "Wonted to Rent FIVE OR SIX-ROOM HOUSE. Prefer Ward 1 or 2. Employed in city. Reasonably permanent. No small children. Hope Star. 4 OR 5 ROOM HOUSE. PERMA- nent employment. No small children. Phone 404-W. 13-6tp Lost 80 ACRE FARM SIX MILES FROM " Hope on Rosston highway no. 4. ^Two houses and barn. See Mr. J Roy Collier, 806 West 4th St. * or call 149R. 13-6tp WOOD COOK RANGE. GOOD AS j new. Roy Cassidy. Hope, Rt. 1. % • 16-3tp Notice SMALL BLUE - TICK Last seen November 3 on Mayo River, $10 reward. See C. M. Momom, Hope. Rt. 1. 15-6tp Wanted WILL PAY CASH FOR GOOD farm homes. Unimproved land. or city property. 119 Cotton Row. Irish and Iowa Pre-Flk)ht Hold Top Grid Places By HAROLD CLAASSEN New York, Nov. 16 (ff) —Saturday's football game between Notre Dame and Iowa Pre-*Flight involves the country's two top teams, sav 90 sports write^ in this week's As'sociated Press poll to determine the ranking team. The Irish, unanimous choice in last week's voting, gained 87 first place and three second place ballots in the present tabulation but easily held the top spot while the Seahawks climbed from fifth to second on the strength of their 28 to 13 victory over the Camp Grant soldiers. Last Saturday's results, which brought out a full crop of wartime oddities, also gave the erstwhile select ten a thorough shakeup. Idle Purdue dropped to third from second in making way for the Seahawks, Michigan retained fourth while Navy, despite its Gl to 0 massacre of Columbia, slid from third to fifth. Army and Duke, sixth and seventh a week ago. exchanged berths T _, and Northwestern, eighth in the HOUND. | previous compilation and a 25 to (T ' victim of Notre Dame last Saturday, hung on to ninth. March iField and Texas moved ito the select groups, replacing outhern California and Penn. The Fliers are ranked eighth with the jonghorns tenth. Southern California, unscored on Mortar and Smashed Masonry Reference. Call 2-tfdh. Ed Sauer Takes E a « ro * Loses Batting Honors in Southern By ROMNEY WHEELER Atlanta, Nov. 1G </l>>— Well, sir, the Southern Association official baseball averages are here — and it you missed the last reel of the pennant race back in September this is to advise all concerned that Ed Sauer of Nashville Is the man with the big stick. Sauer, rejected by the army and sold to the Chicago Cubs at the season's end, won baiting honors with a .308 average. In addition the big outfielder-first baseman ice in runs scored at 113, total bases 297; doubles, 51; and stolen bases 30. Saucr's average was substantial ly ahead of that which led th league in 1942, when Nashville' Charlie English won the crown will .341, but did not compare with th walloping .412 posted by Lcs Flcm ing, another Nashville slugger, in 1941. Final official averages, announced by the Howe News Bu- 7 Players on Eve of Game Iowa City, In., Vilh four starting Nov. 10 players (/P)— and luce second stringers lost by in ury or transfer this week, Lt. Don Faurot, coach of the Iowa Prc- Flight Seahawks, today staked out a strong claim on a corner of the crying towel used so expertly by Frank Leahy, coach of Noire Dame, Ihe Seahawks' opponcnls Saturday. Faurot, never one to peak opti mistically about a forthcomlnt con test, views the impending struggle with more gloom than usual. "I'm afraid Notre Dame is a little too strong and to fast for us," he declared. Municipal Court City Docket: John Lewis Hall, drunken driving forfeited $25 cash bond. Alfred Martin, petit larceny pica of guilty, «nod $25 and one day i& jail- „ ,,. W S McDowell, running a lieu light, forfeited $1 cash bond. James Reynolds, drunkenness, plea of guilty, fined $10. The following forfeited a $10 casfl bond on a charge of drunkenness. Will Garland, Martin Oulhr c, Jess Morris, Berry Portcfield, Johnnie May Johnson. State Docket: Earl Holliman, forgery and titlei* ing, plea of guilty, held to GranB Jury. James (Pctei Boozer, murder, '****** f l*e T»eei Will Llffc Will Yon Hope Star THE WEATHfeR Arkansas: Pair this aflefnoon, tonight and Thursday; continued cold tonight, temperatures below freezing in east portion; slightly warmer Thursday. ITH-YEAR: VOL. 45—NO. 30 Star o( Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. "MOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Mtans Newspaper Enterprise Ass'r. PRICE 5c COPY C. B. Tyler, 16-3tp HAVE YOUR OLD M A T T R E S S I made new. Prices reasonable. -Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. 10-lmp 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-lmp 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. 10-6tp ALL TYPES OF HOME AND building repairs. Specialize in 1 . reroofing. Estimates free. A. M. ,Rettig. P,hone 221. , Jgl 6 j c For Rent TWO ROOM FURNISHED APART- ment, Adjoining bath. All bills jpaid. 622 South Fulton St. Call 15-3tp ' CLOSE IN. SMALL NICELY furnished apartment. Continous Ihot water. Private entrance. Bills 'paid. Mrs. Tom Carrel. Phone Razorback Victory Lifts Morale Fayetteville, Nov. 15 W)— Ar- Razorbacks, jubilant at jroken their three and & half years victory drouth in the Southwest Conference, started work enthusiastically today for their game against Oklahoma Ag- gies at Fort Smith Friday night. Porker morale was given its sharpest nudge in several years when the Arkansas eleven clipped Southern Methodist University 14 12 at San Antonio Saturday afte losing 21 straight games in the cir cuit. Guard Leon Pense was the spark that fired the Porkers to victory He dropped into the backfield t toss the touchdown passes to Freshman Alton Baldwin and Tackle J. L. Young came through with conversion from placement each time. The S. M. U. game ended the Porkers' conference schedule for the year but raised hope for better things to come the rest of the season and next year. Texas Longhorns, who handed Texas Christian University a 65-7 beating, will be idle this week. So will the Texas Aggies who beat Rice 20-0 Saturday, S. M. U. meets Texas Tech at Dallas while T.C.U. and Rice tangle at Fort Worth. ntil a fortnight ago but now a two- ime loser, bounced from ninth to 7th following its setback by March Field, 35 to 0. Penn, spilled by North Carolina, stopped at 19th after having been tenth just seven days before. The new arrangement makes a virtual mid%vest monopoly of the top half of the tabulation, fifth place Navy being the' first team not from that area to receive recognition. The top four and Northwestern give the Cornland half of the honored spots. The two service club bring the cas; Us only representation, Duke carries the Dixie banner with Texas and March Field the delegates from the South west and Far Wes.t respectively. One of the three first place votes which did not go to Notre Dame Crouching amid the rubble of a war-blasted building in Italy, two British soldiers start another shell on its way into the German lines via the small mortar thev are operating. • SPORTS ROUNDUP -By Hugh S. Fullerton, Jr Associated Press Sports Columnist New York, Nov. 16 (/P)— After he Bears' Sid Luekman had pitched five touchdown passes against the Giants Sunday, he was the Elis intend to play next season I if they possibly can. sent to the bench Up in the reau, put Nashville's Mel Hicks, an off-season railway worker at Pine Bluff, Ark., in the lead in runs- batted-in with 107. while Little Rock's manager. Buck Fausett, sold to Cincinnati and now in war work at El Paso, Tex., paced the eague in hits at 205. Fausett ranked second in batting at .362. Knoxville's Cecil Dunn was the Southern's home-run king, slamming out 19 although batting a moderate .295, while Al Simonosis of New Orleans led in triples at 15. Simonosis, along with other Pel players, was recalled to Montreal last September. Nick Polly of Birmingham, recently drafted by Louisville in the American Association, and Calvin Chapman, now khaki-clad at Fort Oglelhorpc, tied for most bases on a "And I'm sorry we will not be | examination waived, held to Grand at full strength due to the injury | Juiy. of Frank Maznicki and Dick Kieppe. This takes our two starling halfbacks which is bound to put us a little under par." Maznicki suffered lorn leg ligaments last Satruday and Kieppc is out for the season with injuries suffered three weeks ago. Left Halfback Lcn Heinz, quarterback Jack Williams and Left Guard Bob Hook;- all regulars, are being transferred to other bases before Saturday. Fauro;, unmoved by Leahy's wails over the loss of Notre Dame's Bertelli. declared: "We've lost 17 cadets by transfer who are lettermen by college standards — men from the first and second teams, that is." As for reports the Seahawks have a powerhouse of lormer por grid- press box, our colleague Sid Fcdcr turned to the Bears' Luke Johnsos, and spotter coach, ashed: "Why only not send him back in? He needs one to tie the record." .... "Only one — is that all?" said Johnsos. picking up the phone io relay the information to the bench. .Two minutes later Luekman | Today's Guest Star John Mocmey, Salt Lake Tele grain: "Coach Ike' Armstrong of ill ah asserted before the Colorado game that Lyman Clark, his sensational freshman tailback, was injured and would be used only in •spots' if at all ... Ike must have had spots before his eyes, for Clark played the full GO minutes." balls, each with 89 free passes to first base. George Hauscman leans, sold dcrs to draw upon, Faurot counters with this: "Against Notre Dame we will have only five players — Left Halfback Dick Todd, Center Vlnce Banonis, End Perry Schwartz, Guard Bernard McGarry and Guard Nick Kerasiotis —who have played pro Clarence Nelson, Jr., burglarjr plea of guilty to petit larceny nnflr fined $25 and one day in jail. Sam Scott, drunkenness, tor- fciled $10 cash bond. Richard McNamara, burglary, plea of guilty, held to Grand Jury.. Dorscy Stuart, speeding, torV felted S3 cash bond. Georgia Tech May Get Call; to Cotton Bowl New Orleans, Nov. 1C (/I 1 ) 'TT; Sugar Bowl officials remain Ugh> lipped, but the man on the street says it very likely will the Ramb- lin' Wreck of Georgia Tech a,nd outhwcstcrn Louisiana Institute'-s ulldogs in the tenth annual foot* ill classic here on New YoarlT ritish From Leros -o Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASH BURN _ Hope's Important Cattle Auction • Only the Hardy Laugh Bulletin No. 439 from the Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Arkansas, rates the Hope weekly livestock Auction among the top farm markets of the state. 0 of New Oito the New York Yankees at the season's end, sacrificed most limes — 23. Dubious honor of being the Service Dcpt. The Brainbridgc, league's strike-out batter went to Jim Matthews of Knoxvillc, who three strikes 75 Md., Naval was assigned Duke University. The j flipped the record-equalling pass. . remaining two wenl to Colorado ; Then, with three minutes to «o, ConeTc, reportedly interested in a John sos turned to Fedorand re- I Training Station Commod Cotton Bowl bid. The Colorado marked: "Here it comes. team got only two other points —a pair o£ tenlh place votes — and Im- went down on times. Lindsey Deal of Atlanta 164. 16-tf The average family in the United States has lour members. ished in 22nd place. The leading teams, points for each first nine for second, etc. votes in parenthesis): Leading ten Notre Dame (87) .... Iowa Pre-Flight Purdue Michigan ...... Navy Duke (1) Army ...... tfarch Field Northwestern Texas,... down to pool for the record." did. right It counting 10 place vote, (first plac,o .897 631 .585 .542 ...508 372 ..321 143 121 ...112 Second \tert Washington 97, Texas A & M 74, College of Pacific 71. Del Monte Pre-Flight 65, Georgia Tech 54 Tulsa 44, San Diego Naval Trailing Station 33, Bainbridge, Md., Naval Training Station 33, Pennsyl- •ania 31, Dartmouth 29. Also rans include Southwest Lousiana Institute 24, Colorado College (2) 22, North Carolina 19, Arkansas A & M 16, Randolph Field lt>, Ureat Lakes 13, Southern California 10. • < *• Four Southern Teams Mentioned for Bowl Wrecked By Records There was some consolation for ic Giants in that shellacking they got from the Bears and Luekman. . At yesterday's eat and alibi gathering, Steve Owen came up with this gem "After all, • we've accomplished somelhing. We helped Don Hutson establish a record We helped Sid Luekman establish a record; The only thins left is to help Sammy Baugh beat both their records. If we can do that, I'll think we've had a helluva season." are getting the chill from Duke on their Nov. 20 date, may be invited to play n war bond game in New York against Mai Stevens' Sampson, N. Y., Sailors . . . And could it be lhat Duke lost interest because one of Ihe Bainbridge stars Blocked Kick A reader of "Yank," the weekly, recently sent in a army corn- Don (Oregon State) o bedeviled the Blue Devils in the 1942 Rose Bowl game? . . . The new army field house in Iceland, to be dedicated Friday, will be name for Gen. Frank Andrews, who was killed in a plane crash there. Heat Still on This Weekend for the Irish eason war worker at Little Rock, as the hard-luck guy who got hit most often by a pitched ball. He as in the way 11 times. Nashville, with Sauer. Mizell latt, Pete Eldo and Johnny Miha- ic leading the parade, led the cague in team batting at .309 — ightcen percentage points better han the Vols of 1942, and six points ahead of Les Fleming Co. n 1941. plaint because of an article about Whirlaway ... It went something like this: "Does Yank's sports edi tor always have to write By TED MEIER „ „„. , New York, Nov. 15 UF>— Th about [pressure stays on Notre Dame thi northern horses and sports? We also have good sports down south, too. an off- week as the college football seaso heads into the stretch and trad so won't you give us some I tional late November clashes begin from theie" We have a fellow to dot the grid picture, who writes for the Charlotte i After eight successive weekends He'd give you the lowdowri . of wrecking such undefeated learns 0 - - •• - • as Michigan, Army, Navy and Georgia Tech the unbeaten and un! lied Irish, ranked No. 1 nationally, i can't afford a leldown al Soulh i Bend Saturday againsl Ihe fear• some Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks. , Like Ihe Irish, Ihc Seahawks for a ; come up to this game unbeaten and on the south". . . The fellow Sgt. I Dan Polier, sports editor of Yank I and author of the story about ihe 1 northern horse, Whirlaway. Little Rock was the best fielding club of the league, with an average of .968. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press New York Bobby Ruffin, 137 1-2, New York, knocked out Joey Ba'snalo, 134, Toronlo, 2. New Britain, Conn. — Joey Peralta 136, Pittsburgh, outpointed Gene Ward, 136, Chicago, 10. Providence — Tippy Larkin, 141 1-2, Garfield, N. J. outpointed Al Costa, 149 3-4, Woonsoeket, 10. Beaumont, Tex. — Buddy Scott, 185, Beaumont, knocked out Jim Bowcien, 201, Pittsburgh, 4. Chicago — Jimmy Reeves, 170 3-4, Cleveland, outpointed Otis McGrow, 166, Detroit, 8. Newark, N. J. — Tonny Ricco, 148, Bayonne, oulpoinlcd Danny Martin, 147, Newark, 8. Scranlon, Pa. - Joe Dmofrio, 144 Freeland. Pa., outpointed Les- 138, Phila- Both teams go into Saturday's contest undefeated and untied in eight starts this season, but Fauro eyes grew misty as he cited scouts' reports on Notre Dame. "They've got more power in thcii backfield than we have, and that line is one of the, best in the busi ness," 1 he lamented. "They'll out weigh us considerably in the back field. All our backs are lighl men.' Flashes of Life By The Associated Press Meat Before Justice New York — Their faces betray ing worried looks, two housewives bustled into Queens county cou to ask that their butcher be ex cused from jury duty. "He's a bus and important man in the neigh jorhoocl," Ihcy explained. The judge noted that the .jury ill classic here on ay. Coach Bill Alexander's Wreckers avc steadily increased in potency nee the opening of the campaign nd in their las', two outings smolh- red Louisiana Stale 42-7 and Tf| nd 33-0. Tech was swamped by Dame 13-55. early in the sca- on, and hps been whipped by Navy nd Duke, but Ihe tricky Alcxan- Icrmcn have been impressive in summons was not returnable until next week. What was worse, exclaimed the women, next week was Thanksgiving week. Tlie judge smile, said the man would have to appear, then added: we'll have him back in his store in plenty of time lo sell Thanksgiving turkeys." vinning five of their eight Georgia Tech has top-notch <** raclions in Eddie Prokop, passer extraordinary and a great line leaded by Guard John Stcbcr. Southwestern Louisiana—The lil- tle school with the big football team — is ready, winning and art) xiotis for a crack at "just any^ body" in a bowl game. Coach Louis Whitman and Athletic Director Robert L. Browne says the Bulldogs are "good enough lo play in any bowl." Tjpc Bulldogs arc rich with Navy V-W talent from Texas colleges —principally Rice Institute — and Louisiana Stale. Whitman said loday he believed \Ihal Alvin Dark, Louisiana Stale ! tailback lasl season, is Ihe bd^ ' triple Ihrcater in the game lodayCoj> and that his line stacks up with the best. Barring scholastic diffi- cullies, Ihe Bulldogs will have their entire personnel on Jan. 1. Soulhweslern has three wins a a tic in as many games this s< One-Minute Sports Page A local report is that Capt. Bil lick Whclchel is about dae our o sea du v and Rip Miller '. united in ci s ht starts. They boast a lUcely will replace him as nuvy • strong line in front of a backfield erid coach And Washington ' Jcalurins such former professional gucl coacn . . " „" , u . i „,.,,.,. !1S niok Tocld. of Ihe Washing- for. a solid night game schedule be,n May next season and The Mackenzie river of Canada is 2,350 miles long, yet has no important town along its banks. FOR CHAFES AND SCRAPES \MOROLINJ :S\ PETROLEUM JELLY € iahoma, who always insisted on ' iwo-handed shooting by his basket: .jaiicis, is lon.ing them fire with 1 one hand this season. The Sooner : squad is loaded with naval trainees : frovn the west coast, who draw and .siiJ.'i '•••'ilh <-«e mitl likt ' thcir ; granddaddies I shooters i Bruce ... 'have high regard for Yules foot- i ball influence, regardless of what stars as Dick Tocld, of Ihe Washin ion Redskins, and Frank Maznicki, of the Chicago Bears. It is safe to say the Seahawks represent the most formidable hurdle of the season to a perfect Notre fact Coach Frank Woman (1) At Work Los Angeles — General Manager John C. Lee of the War Produc- loin council said a house-to-house canvass of 1,500 homes was made for aircraft workers and 150 women promised to work. Half of them actually reported al plants and four accepted jobs. Then three quit. Among other outstanding learns believed lo be under consideration for Sugar Bowl bids are Tulsa, a sarlicipant last season, D'uke and the winner of the Texas - Tcx|s A & M game. Dallas, Nov. 16 W— Duke North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Randolph Field were mentioned today as foremost among possible Cotton Bowl teams January 1. While declining to make any de- «..„ . finite commitment because the fin-; scribes say Clark Gnftiln vuu al decision will have to be in accord with wishes of the host team —either Texas or Texas A & M —Dan D. Rogers, chairman of the I board of directors of the Cotton Bowl Athlelic Association, admitted those four were top bracketed. ..^ .,„.... ....- ------ , .„„„,, ; Iorgel clLU -i n g practice. Featuring an afternoon by freakish happenings the Irish handled their six i bowled over Northwestern and Olio Lay thai casuba down, ' Graham, 25 to 6, lasl Saturday, Because colleges still i while the Scuhawks took Camp ' Grant, 28 to 13. Perhaps the most weird incident ter "Cue Ball" Young, delphia, 10. New Haven, Conn. — Julie K.O- gon 133, New Haven, knocked out Lew Maxwell, 132, Newark, 8. Where's My Pet? Wilkes-Barre, Pa. — A Collie Sits patiently outside Ihe bus sla- lion awailing the return of the sailor-master Ihe dbg accompanied there six weeks ago. The faithful dog runs hopefully toward every sailor he sees, then walked dejectedly back to his post. Although fed by station attendants, the collie becomes thinner as the weeks go by. jot HARTFOREJ Accident and Indemnity Company INSURANCE 4*3 c Greening Insurance Agency Phone 285 Hope, 'Leahy probably won't let his boys Fighters Workout on Eve of Fight New York, Nov.. 16 </!')— Ufiht- weight Champion Bob Montgomery, of Philadelphia, and lormer Champion Beau Jack, of New York, > i !•• ,,»,i t nr\ c \r oyl orfl M V each boxed five rounds yesterday marked! at Stillman's gym in preparation for their return 15-round title bout at Madison Square Garden Friday night. Montgomery dethroned Jack by winning a 15-round decision m Ihcir firsl meeting May 21. -,., .,„. field, Coach Howie iv/as Ohio Stale's 2U to 26 victory Odcll already'is announcing that! over Illinois.withMho deciding .eld THERE'S PtWTY OF STYLE and SERVICE BUIUT INTO tyling," too to continue .wearing th r ion season aftey season! Town-Cited brings.you! YP-UR kifld of Let Us Appraise and Sell It for You The Grayson Company P.O. Box 110, Preseott, Ark. Telephone 31 Timber Estimators, Forest Managers, Consulting Foresters, Type Maps, Land Appraising, Growth Surveys, Logging Surveys, Land Surveys. goal being kicked 12 minules after noarly everyone thought the game ended in a tie. The gun was fired on the final play, an incomplete Ohio Stale pass. Players of bolh teams were in their dressing rooms and the fans were on their way out when ihe officials ruled Illinois was off- sides on the play and Iwo seconds remained. The teams were recalled and the Buckeyes decided to try a field goal instead of a puss. John Sun- yis, sub back, made good from placement on Ihe Illinois 16 to win i Ohio Slale's first Big Ten game of the year. bports Mirror By The Associaled Press Today A Year Ago — Georgia named No. 1 fooltaal) learn in weekly AP poll; Georgia Tech second, Boston College Ihird. Three Year:; Ago — Cornell beals I Dartmouth, 7-3 scoring in last six i seconds after Dartmouth objection on number of downs was overruled by officials. Five Years Ago — Eddie Shore ends hockey holdout by signing ?7,000 contract offered by Boston Bruins. . AT FIRST 5ION OF A 666 666 TABLETS. SALVE. NOSE DROPS CLOSE-OUT LADIES' DRESSES Just Received 50 New Single Blankets 72X84 3 Us. Each lovely Colors $3.98 Re-Priced and Re-Grouped Not All Sizes But Real Values! $2.00 Others $4 Roosevelt's •food Subsidy facing Defeat Washington, Nov. 17 —I/I')— Outnumbered and outmancuvcrcd. supporters of the administration's food subsidy program conceded privately today they are licked in « e House, bul counled on muslcr- g sufficient strength to sustain an anticipated veto. The already hot argument over the price rollback method of com- batting inflation will boil to an even higher pitch when Ihe House begins &<ro days of general debate tomorrow on a double-barreled bill lo exlend Ihe life of Ihc Commodity Credit Corporation and lo outlaw consumer subsidies. The battle over the subsidy ques- 4i°n drew rcprescnlalivcs from 'Consumer and producer areas inlo headlong collision, with bolh groups contending the stand taken by the other will release Ihe tide of wartime inflation. Opposed to the subsidy program 'Jtfid determined to permit prices of agriculture products to rise to what .they term "their natural level at the market place" were nearly all of; the Republicans plus a substan- f jJ. t .,blQc;,cit.Democ,raUc lawmakers om farm states. On the other side were adminis- i tration stalwarts and legislators from districts in industrial and urban areas. They contend increased food prices will force higher wages and shatter the "hold-the- ^ftic" program. This was the theme broadcast over Ihe radio lasl night by Price Administrator Chester Bowles, who predicted abolition of subsidies would lead to a rise in all food iwsts, with the result lhe< War Wabpr Board would be unable lo resist'pressure for higher wages. Specifically he predicted milk would go up a cent a quart, butter four and a half cents a pound, cheese three cents, and meats two 55 six cents a pound. There appeared but liltle change in the line-up for Ihe stand taken by Congress last June. Then, the House and Senate passed a simi ,lar subsidy prohibition which was v\itoed by President Roosevell. The .'velo was upheld by Ihe House. A. P, L. FUND APPROVED Washington, Nov. 17 (fPi A House-approved bill (H. R. 1555) ntoviding for treasury payment of 31 to the Arkansas Power & Light Co., for electric power facilities and equipment installed by the utility al Camp Robinson has [approval of the Senate Committee Ion Claims. The facilities were in- LjSalled when Robinson was a Na- llional Guard camp but were taken Iqvcr by the army under war con- [dilions. Missing In Action ashington, Nov. 17 — WV- The ar Department reported today that Sgt. Ralph E. Ellsworth, son of Mrs. Florence V. Ellsworth, Rt. 2, Garfield, was missing in aclion in the European area. Keeping Up With Ration Coupons Processed and Canned Foods: '-.•.November 1—First day for jfoen stamps A, B and C in Ra- lion Book 4. November 20 — Last day for blue stamps X, Y and Z in Ration Book 2. • December 20—Last day for ^ireen stamps A, B and C in Ra- ^fon Book 4. Titled "Livestock Auctions in Arkansas," the bulletin is a 37-page survey by Otis T. Osgood and John W. White of the number of livestock handled weekly between April 1941 and March 1942 at the seven principal auction cities: Fayettc- ville, Rogers, Hope, Harrison, Cam den, Malvcrn and Batcsville. Hope stood first in cattle sales with an average weekly total o) 190. No other city was even close, Faycttcville being second with 133, and Batcsville third with 131. But when hogs were included foi the grand total Hope fell off lo fourth place, although the figures are very close: Harrison 396 ani mals sold weekly; Fayeltcvillc 387 Batesvillc 383; Hope 381. There is a reason for north Arkansas auctions excelling in pork. Corn, prime hog food, is a temperate-climate crop, more adapted to the Ozarks country than to our cotton temperatures But on cattle alone the Hope auction has risen to No. 1 position in the stale—and this is a tine tribute to the Button Livestock Commission company, long-time operator of the local auction. * * -K Yesterday's Arkansas Democrat quoted an Arkansas Education association speech by Rupert B. Vance (native of Morrilton) in a vein that will be familiar to readers of this column. Mr. Vance said: "My teachers used to tell me that the Arkansas Traveler and the Slow Train meant that people, laughed at Arkansas. Since that time we have had Bob Burns and Luin and Abner, and while I realize it may be a little embarrassing to hail from Van Buren, I believe I know what the country really thinks about my native state. The country thinks that Arkansans — or shall I say Ark: ansawycrs'.' — arc humorous fellows who found the hardships of the frontier so exhileraling that they kept .on^ laughing, about them'-after die 'frontier 1 'departed, ' r.'.fjihey perpetuated the tra- ditio'n of frontier humor, and thus perpetuated the tradition of the frontier, long after it had departed. So did Mark Twain, and he wrote the nearest thing to a great and distinctive American literature that this country has yet produced." Says Equipment Not Enough for Big Pacific Push —War in Pacific Southwest Pacific Allied Headquarters, Nov. 17 (ff>)— Comment by the chief of the U. S. Navy Bureau of Supplies on the amounts sent to the Southwest Pacific prompted Gen. Douglas MacAr- Ihur's spokesman to declare loday that the available men and equip- mcnl were insufficient for a large scale offensive against the Japa nese. The spokesman, Col. Lc Grande Dillcr, said Ihe Southwest Pacific "has something less than five per cent of American military resources," excluding air resources which arc even smaller; Ihe area "is now receiving something under 10 per cent of what America is shipping overseas"; and "without compliant, .the area Is doing everything it can with what it has." Colonel Dillcr commented after newsmen had asked his reaction to dispatches printed here quoting Rear Adm. William Brent Young as saying "American supplies are reaching the Southwest Pacific in quantities sufficient for large scale operations against the Japanese." (Admiral Young, naval supply chief who recently was in the Southwest Pacific, made his comments Monday in London. An Associated Press dispatch on his press j conference, which did not directly quote Admiral Young, said he dis- j closed Ihe navy "now is pouring supplies into the Southwest Pacific on a scale large enough lo support a major offensive . . .") Colonel Diller, who said he spoke on the mailer reluctantly but indicated a desire to correct any pos- 'siblc 1 erroneous impressions,' expressed the viewpoints during the ssuance of today's communique vhich was limited largely to re- iorts on aerial actions. Features of the latesl war reports vere the sinking of an 8,000 ton argo ship and Ihe damaging of a ccond large vessel during a;17jt.qn bombing attack ..by AuslTal(an> nanned Bcauforls/'orf'fRab^ul, New Britain; the. bombing by.'.an, Amer- can Catalina, flying boat ;of ; a 9,a 100-ton merchantman which had ;to )e n bcachecl on the coast of New Reds uose in on Gomel, Push Nearer By HENRY C. CASSIDY Moscow, Nov. 17 (/T>) — Red Army troops closed in on Gomel today, storming the last important German base east of the Dnieper river, in a furious assault which threatened to add the city to the impressive list of conquests achieved by the Russians in their 1943 offensive. Russian forces pushed west from their bridgehead on .the Sozh river north of Gomel, while other units struck beyond the Dnieper south of the city, broadening their wedge below Rechitsa, an important railroad town 115 miles cast 6f the old Polish frontier. The Russian push in the Ukraine, meanwhile, though slowed down by adverse weather and stiff German counterattacks, particularly in the Zhitomir and Fastov sectors, continued to edge toward Korosten, the rail junction controlling traffic on the Leningrad-Odessa and Kciv Warsaw railways. (The Berlin radio said 25 Russian divisions and large tank forces, perhaps 400,000 men in all, were attacking with strong artillery support on both sides of the Smo- lensk-Orsha highway in the frozen north. (Today's German communique said the Russians had "dented" heir lines northeast of Kerch in the Crimea, southwest of Dnepro- petrovsk and north of Krivoi Rog in the Dnieper bend and southwest of Gomel. The Germans reported that Nazi counterattacks had made Gob on Tropic Isle Wants to Plant Melons 'good headway" near Zhitomir and that numerous prisoners and arms were captuce-'d on an island in the Dnieper near Zaporozhe. (A Reuters dispatch from Moscow said the German hold on Kor- osten hod been further weakened by severance of the third of six rail lines converging there. The dispatch added that Gomel was being heavily shelled by Russian field gi|n sand' ;that the' ci'ty: was virtually isolated.) One ' R.ed 'army COlUmh; a'-Russian communique .said, already had reached Turchenka, 14 miles south from ..the southeast captured Che poviclii, 15 miles away, and a third *vas at Obikhodi, 15 miles northeast of Korosten and within . 13 miles of the north-south Odessa Leningrad railway. More than. 1,000 Germans were] Main in the triple drive on Koros- ten and 60 towns were liberated by Gen. Nikolai Vatutin's forces, the communique announced. Great quantities of war material fell to the advancing troops, it added. The Red army columns battering the defenses of Gomel, having cut the Gomel-Kalinkovichi rail line yesterday, were driving toward the latter stronghold, which is still another rail junction important to the enemy supply setup. The Moscow bulletin said the Germans had sustained tremendous losses in manpower and equipment" in this westward surge which netted the Russians an additional 10 German strongpoints. German counter action appeared concentrated in attacks on Vatu- tin's flanks in the Korosten-Zhito- mir-Fastov area. These thrusts vere repulsed, the Soviet commun- que said, with 35 German tanks being destroyed and 600 enemy troops k lied in the Fastov salient alone. R:d army planes were also active, ; nd reported an additional 20 tanks and 90 trucks wiped out. Gerrm n broadcasts hinted that a Nazi wltidrawal from the Dnieper river be id was about to get under way, although the Germans were reported' still throwing in large forces of infantry and tanks to hold a ••'thfetrttegata^lsK-rivoi Rog, iron and industrial center controlling a German escape corridor to the west. German commentators for the past two days have reported increased Russian offensive activity here. Heavy storms were reported slowing up the Russian advance Marseille Air Fields Hit; Land Fighting Slow By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Nov. 17 (/P)— U. S. heavy and medium bombers in a double-ply blow ripped up two Nazi airfields near Marseille yesterday, and other bomber fleets cracked again at German objectives in Greece and Yugoslavia, it was announced today. On the Italian land front, mud, rain and snow bogged activities, but American troops in one brisk patrol action regained some high ground on Monte Santa Croce north Major Loss Nazis Seize Key Defense Island -® into the Crimea from the Kerch bridgehead; jbut : : the , Germans nevertheless. \j)ere said ;.lo' be 1 , falling back under the growing pres;- sure o£ Red army reinforcements 98:- Meats, Cheese, Butter and Fats: October 24—First day for brown stamp G in Ration Book 3. October 31—First day for brown 'Aamp H in Ration Book 3. November 7 — First day for brown stamp J in Ration Book 3. November 14 — First day for brown stamp 1C in Ration Book 3. ^November 1 — First day for [sugar stamp No.- 29 in Ration (Book 4. Good for five pounds. Gasoline: November 21—Last day for No. apOAS in A Ration Book, good three gallons. B and C coupons arc good fur Uv<> ^alVn 1 : eict. Mayor Albert Graves has re ccivcd the following leller from at Arkansas sailor in Ihe Soulh Pa cific: "Dear sir: Could I persuade you to enclose aboul three good water melon seed in an airmail envclopi so I can prove to some ignoran Yankees that Bob Burns' storiei don't do justice to Arkansas' fini watermelons? I am a former posta clerk at the LitUe Rock, Ark., post office, and it really irks me lha people exist who don't know, ant have nol heard, about a Hop watermelon. "I'm on a beautiful tropical island that (to me) seems should grow the melon of melons. We have no slorcs here and I knew of no other way to get hold of a Hope melon seed. If the war is over before the melon gets ripe we will have tried in vain. If nol—we will have convinced Ihe skeptics and also have had a good meal. The way things look, it may not have time to ripen. I'll repay you for your trouble as soon as I gel back io Ihe states. Thanks a lot for any aid you may give me. Yours truly, ROBERT HOPKINS, Spec. (M) V Mail Sta. Navy 145 co FPO San Francisco, Calif. Answering the Little Rock sailor, Mayor Graves wrote that he had turned the letter over to The Star, and continued: "I do nol know how Ihe soil will be on Ihe island, for growing watermelons, but Mr. Wushburn and I thought it would 'be quite a joke and the downing of be- Iweiin 20 and 26 of 54 enemy planes which raided Allied airfields in Ihe Ramu and Markham valleys -of New Guinea, causing some damage. Colonel Diller said the five per cenl figure for resources at hand did nol lake in Ihe navy because its facilities can be shifted quickly from one sector to another. In noting the flow of supplies "is much more than formerly," he added: "The percentage for air resources is somewhat lower." (In Washington yesterday. Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Echols, assistant chief of aircraft available. "He illustrated by saying one air depot has been moved to New Guinea and "later, if we capture Rabaul, one of the depots will have to be leapfrogged up there, and so on.") Admiral Young's reference to a possible major offensive, it was pointed out here, went further than recent published statements, quoting Washington sources that General MacArthur has resources sufficient to accomplish the task assigned him. That .task is understood to be "to hold" the Japanese while the bigger blows were direcl- cd againsl Europe. Wilhin recent months, General MacArlhur's ground forces have rolled Ihe Japanese back in northeastern New Guinea lo a point above Finsch- hafcn and now Admiral Halscy's forces in the Solomons are on Bougainville, last big Japanese l?asc before Rabaul, engaged in an offensive. (Admiral Halscy's Solomons sector is referred lo as the "South Pacific." Inasmuch as General MacArthur's war reports always differentiate between it and Ihe "Southwest Pacific," the percentage figures of Colonel Diller presumably did nol apply lo Halsey's field). i Temperatures Drop All Over Arkansas Litlle Rock, Nov. 17 — (ffj— Mosl of Arkansas was in Ihe grip of below-freezing temperatures last night, the Weather Bureau report- ot Korosten. A;secojnd coping in I t'ronvlhe Caucasus. Bigger Share of Sales Tax Little Rock, Nov. 17 iff 1 )— Sam Wassel, Little Rock alderman, was elected president of the Arkansas Municpal League. succeeding | Mayor Chester Holland, Fort Smith, at the closing session of the league's convention today. Holland was named to represent the Arkansas body on the execu- live committee of the American Municipal Association. Other, officers elected were: Japs Look to U.S. Radio for War News By J. ALAN COOGAN United Press Staff Corresponded Rio De Janeiro, Nov. 17 —UP— Japanese war propaganda has lee many Japanese, even high enemy officials, to listen to Ainericai broadcasts for more accurate re ports of the war, Allied war pris oners disclosed today. Prisoners returning on the Swec ish repatriation liner Gripshohn said that many Japanese official Mayor Jared Trevathan, Bates- I admitted they did not believe th ville, firs! vice-president; Mayor D. T. Hargravcs, Helena, second vice-president; City Clerk John Y. oodc, El Dorado, secretary. The league adopted a resolution j directing the execulive commiltec to study possibility of cilies sharing in slate taxes on liquor, tobacco, incomes and insurance premiums, as recommended by Wassell yesterday. Other resolutions were passed directing the committee lo study a municipal financing plan submitled by Lillle Rock City Clerk H. C. Graham, and placing the body on record as opposing federal taxalion of municipal securi- lies. / Japanese radio. As one put it— "I listened to the San Francisc radio last night to get a correc idea of what is happening to ou on Hope if you grew a 300-pound ! ed here today. melon out there, when we say 195 j The lowest temperature of the pounds is the largest in the world und that it vvas grown at Hope, Arkansas." The Slar will undertake to three watermelon seeds to season, 27. was recorded in Little Rock. Batesville had 22, and Mon- Uicello 28. get! Temperatures al Fort Smith und the I Bil Dorado were slightly above sailor, and any help from farmers | freezing, with 32 recorded i.t now holding seed from bis melons will b< Smith und 39 at El Continued ^nld I'nlV Lillle Rock, Nov. 17 — (4 1 )— The Arkansas Municipal League was lo consider loday a resolution placing the organization on record in favor of legislation to give cities and counties an increased share in state tax revenues. The league's resolutions committee began drafting such a proposal last night after leaders of the organization in speeches before the group called for turnback of a portion of state income tax and other revenues now going for strictly slate functions. The cilies and counlies now share in sales tax turnback under the 1943 Hale act and the counties have been receiving gasoline tax turn- back for several years. Mayor Chester Holland of Fort Smith, league president, told the meeting yeslerday Ihe cilies and counlies "inlend lo stand firmly for our jusl portion of state revenues." From Vice-President Sam Wassell of Little Rock came the assertion, thi.it, "there is no necessity of adding a single lax dimo to the (C^U-iuiJ or. Page TV.W) The majority of the Japancs people, however, slill believe Japa has had nothing but steady strin of uninterrupted victories since th attack on Pearl Haor. The Allied repatriates told me that Japanese news agencies turned the battle of the Coral Sea and the American caplure of Allu into Japanese victories. They listed Ihc number of Allied ships claimed sunk and glossed over their own losses. Returning prisoners said the government propaganda writers and broadcasl- cis were applying Ihe same lech- nique lo reports of air battles. of Venafro they had lost Monday. American Flying Fortresses knocked down 12 out of 25 to 30 defending German fighters over the air base at Istres Le Tupe near Marseille, where the Nazis have concentraled bombers against Allied Mediterranean shipping. Many grounded bombers were left in flames, and large fires and explosions sowed over the field. The Fortresses hit Istres Le Tupe shortly after noon. Fifteen minutes later, U. S. B-26 Marauders escorted by P-38 Lightnings began showering bombs on the nearby airfield at Salon. They downed one German fighter, hit grounded aircraft and possibly an ammunition dump. Hundreds of miles to the east, other medium bombers from Italian bases again battered the Elev- s airfield at Athens, starting 10 res. Another force of mediums at- icked Sibenik harbor in Yugosla- ia, while fighter-bombers ham- icred a 300-foot vessel near Anona, Italy, and a smaller ship ear Grottammare. For the third consecutive day, B .Italian -front, line remained .vir- ually unchange, rounding out a veek in which Allied gains have een measured in yards instead f miles. Snowfalls in the higher mountain reas hampered movement of men nd supplies. Near the western coast, British roops intercepted an enemy patrol vhich crossed the Garigliano river, shooting it up badly. In another jalrol clash on Ihe mountain road >eyond Rionero in Central Italy, ribre than a dozen German pri- i'oriprs were seized. North of Atessa, near Ihe Ad- ialic, official frontline reports said Eighth Army forces improved heir positions. Three Allied planes were lost in Ihe day's air forays. The Fortresses sliring Istres Le Tupe rounded out a full year since they first went into aclion in North Africa. Half a dozen of them bombed an airfield near Bizerte Nov. 16, 1942, a week after the Allied landings. They pounded Istres Le Tupe yesterday in "considerable force," raining hundreds of high explosive and fragmentation bombs on the field, boring through heavy fighter and anti-aircraft defense. This field was first attacked by Africa-based planes in mid-August. Spitfires fighter-bombers returned again lo Albania, attacking a bridge at a main road junction near Bicak south of Durazzo, scoring three direct hits. The blow against harbor installa- lions and the railway at Sibenik in Yugoslavia was another effec- CIO Mobilizes Men for Steel Formula Push by JOSEPH A. LOFTUS Washington, Nov. 17 (A*) — Cio President Philip Murray has an available' "front line" force of mora than 2,500,000 members lor his projected "big push" on the Little Steel formula. This force is strategically disposed in such basic war industries as steel, autos, shipbuilding aircraft, rubber, metal mining, and electrical and machine tool shops. Murray has called a meeting of representatives of his own union, the United Steel workers, for November 30 to formulate their wage demands. The Steelworkers claim about 80,000 members, but Murray said only about 500,000 of these will be represented at the meeting. These consitute "basic steel," as distinguished from the fabricating branch of the industry. Thus, "basic steel," which is the standard for wage and price policies in many other industries, will provide the CIO's first assault wave on the cost-of-living formula. Murray says "one may assume that other CIO unions will follow." Their claimed, aggregate member^ ship is around 5,000,000 but, like' 1 the steelworkers, some of them are dispersed in secondary branches while others are in such sub-basic industries as'.textiles .and utilities, and still others take-in the white collar groups. A.11 of them, though, constitute a reserve force which could add pressure to the demand. Besides his hajf-million "basic steel" members, .Murray's minimum, "front..lipe"-force includes about 550,000 in .autos, 400,000 in shipbuilding, 300,QOO in aircraft, 100,000 in rubber, 300,000 in electrical, machine', and radio shops, and several thousand in metal mining. These are not union membership totals, biit the approximate numbers who are strategically concentrated f:-om an economic standpoint. Guerillas Open Offensive in Slovenia —Europe Carlo, Nov. 17 Iff) The British command announced today the loss of Leros to German invasion troops, one more major setback for the Allied attempt to seize and hold the Dodecanese islands, outer defense line for Hitler's Balkans. "Organize resistance ceased" llate yesterday after "an over- whleming air bombardment" and landings of fresh Nazi forces, a Middle East communique said. (By German account, the Allies have lost'all their footholds in the Dodecanese, and the Nazis have control of the sea lanes in the Aegean.) The British in September landed on Leros, Cos, and Castelrosso in the Dodecanese and the Greek island of Samos, less than 20 miles north of Leros. This campaign in the Mediterranean was described as not an isolated effort, but part of the major strategy of the Modi- live raid in close support of Yugoslav againsl Guerrillas holding nearby islands. The Milchells slruck Elevsis airfield in Greece with what was officially termed "the aim of further reducing the enemy air striking force which is closely based to the island of Leros." Fall of that Dode- canese island, however, was announced in Carlo loday. Cairo Hinted As Site for War Conference The Tokyo radio slill was winning imaginary naval bailies lo- day. Tokyo claimed that three Allied cruisers and an unidentified warship had been sunk by Japanese planes off Bougainville in the Solomons. The broadcast also said the American marine commander on Bougainville, Maj. Gen. Vnade- grift. had been killed in action. Yet only Iwo hours earlier another Tokyo broadcast said General j Vandegrift was in San Francisco, i i INDUSTRIES SHOW SAVINGS Liltle Rock, Nov. 17 — (/Pi— West- j ern Arkansas industries, including i 13 coal mines and three cotton ! gins, are expected lo save aboul $2,475 annually under revisions in i ate schedules of G,,.- Kltintri Co the Utilities r te, .1. . . the Oklahoma vM by in vos London-, Nov. 17 Iff") — Axis speculation over a possible conference between President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin was intensified today by a Budapest broadcast hinting Cairo might be a likely place for such a meeting. "Well-informed circles," the broadcast said, "are of the opinion that a meeting between Churchill. Stalin and Roosevelt will take place in Ihe near fulure." It then quoted "Cairo circles" as saying Ihe Mena House Holel there was being redecorated and put in readiness for an "important conference." The Duily Mail, meanwhile, quoted the Ankara radio as saying thai "according to well-informed Allied circles, a Churchill. Roosevelt, Stalin conference will take place in Ihe near fulure." No official comment on either bioaden'1 wrs fnrlhroming in l.cn- (to . London, Nov. 17 (/P)—The guerrilla forces of Gen. Josip Broz (Tito) have begun a counter offensive against German troops in some sections of Slovenia. A com- munique of the Partisans said today they had broken up a Nazi drive that began Oct. 12 in that part of Yugoslavia. The broadcast announcement asserted six German divisions —perhaps more than 60,000 troops —had betn in action against the Yugoslavs and the guerrillas had inflicted many casualties during the sporadic fighting. In addition, the Cairo radio broadcast a report heavy demoli- lions set off by guerrillas had made Trieste and Fiume unusable by the Germans. Tilo claimed other successes, notably the liberation of the town of Ncyesinje and villages of Zimlje and] Vis in in Hercesgovina, but admitted the Germans likewise had scoJed victories. The communique said German i troops fighting along the coast of j Croatia had captured Crkvcnica and landed on the island of Krk (.Vegela). Both along the coast and on the island the Partisans continued defensive battles. Also in eastern Bosnia a the Partisans said they were resisting superior German forces in the neigh' ooihood of Tuzla. terranean war. In the mid-October, the Germans said they had retaken Castelrosso. Cos fell last month. (Other Allied landings were indicated but not announced officially with the Germans claiming reoccupation of Syml and Stampalia (Astypalaea). They also reported repulse of a British commando, raid in October against Kalymnos, between Cos and Lerso.) Samos still is in British hands. The Germans threty picked battle teams into the figVit opening last Friday, for Leros, .'a.bout the size of Manhattan. Some'*of their troops were veterans of ttie reconquest of Cos, 20 miles south., of'Lerso, arid others , were. from^Crete.-r Rhodes, f and the Balkans. The Middle East command said the island fell "after very severe fighting and in spite oi the most determined resistance." Possession of LeroS . gives the Germans excellent harbors,' including the naval base of Lakki Bay and the deep harbor of Alinda on the east coast, across the sea lanes of the Dodecanese. (A German broadcast reporting the caplure of the island said 3,000 British and 105,000 Italian troops were taken prisoners, along with 130 guns.) No further details on Leros — where only yesterday the Allied position had been reported strengthened — were given by the Allied communique. It said Allied fighter planes made extensive sweeps over the Aegean area yesterday, with enemy installations damaged on Crete, and an enemy plane downed over Leros. Bombers by night hit the airfields of Calato and Maritza on Rhodes "and preliminary reports point to both attacks being success^ ful." Beaufighters blew up a Seibel ferry west of Calinos. Three Allied planes were lost in all operations. In their successful flight to win Leros from British forces which moved in after Italy surrendered, the Germans waged a dudal purpose struggle — to protect their first line of defense of the Balkans and to impress the Turks that they still have power in the Aegean. The British-Italian garrison was under constant assault from German planes based on Rhodes, 80 miles away. Leros is only eight miles long and three miles wide. Deep, rocky inlets around the coasts make its defense difficult. British occupation troops are still on Samos, Greek island less than 20 miles north of Leros. There have, been unconfirmed reports that when they occupied the other islands the British also moved troops into Castelrosso, tiny Dodec- anese island some 00 miles cast of Rhodes. Perhaps the main purpose of the Germans in waging a bitter and costly struggle for Leros was to keep Turkey, which is friendly to the Allies, in a state of non-belligerency. The fight came close after a meeting at Cairo between British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden ! and Numan Menemencioglu, Turk| ish foreign minister. j It remains to be seen what effect the German diversion in the St. Cluirsville, O—(/P)—Inmates at Aegean will have on other fronts Jail inmates Also Get Wage Increase Belmont County Jail have reason to rejoice over the current rise in labor costs. The Wa r Labor Board to the contrary notwithstanding, the prisoners' wages have been doubled. They will be allowed $3 a day to apply on fines instead of the usual $1.50. Sheriff Cloyd Barriclow announced. VOLCANIC HAWAII Eruptions of volcanoes built up the Hawaiian Islands from 15,000 feet below the sea to 13,823 feet above the ocean. Their point is Moiuiit Koa. in the Balkans. Russian and Italy. The British recall that air opera- lions in the capture of Crete in the spring of 1941 had an almost crippling effect on the German ail- force for a time. Even before the loss of Leros was announced, the London press criticized the Dodecanese opera- lions and there was some talk of a change of the British Middle East command as a result of the setback there. Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson highest | is British commander-in-chicf in ! the Middle East.

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