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*F ^ HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Saturday, November ermany's Claims Indicate More Unrest in Balkans Flashes of Life ?#»*t, W " If.' lysis ol the News by Mackenzie 'Editorial Comment "'Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. Press War Analyst - ,Germany's claim to have occupied still more islands in the * Aegean sea, on top of the capture "of Leros the other day from Brit- IshiSnd Italian forces, fits perfect- lytffflto the picture of growing dis- * affection among Hitler's Balkan 1 satelliyes and further markec signs of Turkish support for the Allies. Classified Adi mutt b* In office day b*for* publication. AH Want Ads cash in advanct. Not taktn over the Phon«. On* t!m*«— it w»t4, minimum JOc Thrt* t!m*t—3V*< "•«!. minimum Mt Six ti*M*—J< w«rrf, minimum tl* On* mcntti—lie wwrf, mlnmlMm $2.70 tales are for continuous insertions only THE MORE YOU TELL THE QUICKER YOU SELL." For Sole 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 ALLEN HOME JUST ACROSS ; The Nazi all highest in his swift, ^^'pSefj^SD^ O. drive to possess himself of all these TWO, 500 CHICK, CANOPY TYPE, Lyons electric brooders. Price $15 each. Lee H. Garland, 503 South Elm St. Phone 270-W. 18-3tp 1 ' little, islands, which dominate the Aegean, is bent on creating a strategic barrier against the Allies in the near East. His purpose is three' fold: • t2) To prevent invasion of the ? Balkans via the Aegean: (2) To ** • keep the Allies from sending sea- borne aid to the Russians via the |f« Dardanelles and ' the Black Sea; r! ' 'and (3) To hold a ,club over the -head of the Turks.' _ Apart from the firece resistance s of the Greeks and the Yugoslavs, there are increasing signs that 1 many people of Bulgaria, Rumania ' and Hungary are striving to find a tway to escape Hitler's clutch. ' Allied headquarters in Algiers estimate that the fuehrer is being forced to employ some forty divisions of varying strength perhaps close to 500,000 men —. in southeastern Europe. That's far more than he can afford, in view of the terrible strain the Russian campaign is puttingon his manpower. However, with the Balkans , boiling he can't afford to take chances. Natrually.i as Hitler's troubles in', crease, so does the independence of the Turks. The point has been - reached where in the past few days they have been permitting newspaper correspondents to file * dispatches from Ankara, the capi- ' tal,-saying bluntly that Turkey is , headed for war on the side of the Allies. :<The censorship wouldn't pass any such language unless the Turks ' 'were feeling sure of; themselves. -, This doesn't necessarily mean that f they will want to join trie war ac- f," lively, or that the Allies' will need ',' Jthem. It certainly 'means moral 'support and probably- material aid —grant of bases, for instance. ';. Small wonder then that Herr Hitler has a penchant'for collect- 'ing Aegean islands. They can' cure-his ills, but they can act as a ', blood transfusion. As things stand ? Ke virtually dominates the Aegean and ,many of the .most importan islands lie close to the Turkish Bridewell, Agent. 19-3tp Robertson Picks Arkansas to Lick Oklahoma A&M By ORLO ROBERTSON New York, Nov. 19 (IP)— With the hopes that Lady Luck continues to enjoy our company for the last big Saturday, of the 1943 football season we give you: Ohio State-Michigan — There was a day when this one would tiave been the talk of the nation. But the Buckeyes are not In the class of the Wolverines this season so it's Michigan in a romp, North Carolina-Duke — The Tar heels surprised by whipping one of the north's best^ Penn, last week but that doesn's'mean they're going to square matters for the season with the Blue Devils. Duke in a close shave. Purdue-Indiana — The Old Oaken Bucket and at least a share in the Big Ten title goes to unbeaten Purdue. Louisiana State-Tulane — Tulane hasn't got what it takes to stop Steve Van Buren. L. S. U. Missouri-Kansas — The Tigers arn't going to let a weak Jayhawker outfit ruin their slim chance of repeating as big six king. Missouri. Wisconsin-Minnesota — The Gophers in a battle of Western Conference also rans. Colorado College-Colorado — The unofficial Rocky Mountain championships goes with this one and it'll be Colorado College over the University for th.e second time this season. Dartmouth-Princeton — no contest although lhe Tigers promise V^&?^^\*£Z3£?S&~»*» right look for a free-scoring battle with the Cadets on the long end. Alameda Coast Guard-California —on a hunch, California. Clemson-Georgia Tech — Eddie Prokop and the Engineers by themselves — Georgia Tech. Ft. Riley-Camp Grant — on At the Sponger Sunday Bing Crosby in a scene from his new Paramount picture, co-starred witb Dorothy Lamour, "Dixie," their swcllcst and gayest musical hit of all! 1941 CHEVROLET COUPE. GOOD tires. A-l condition. See Doyle Bailey at Cities Service Station. 20-3tp Notice CHRISTMAS GIFTS ON DISPLAY and on hand at my home. All kinds of Fuller brushes. 902 South Fulton, Phone 938. Mrs. Leon Bundy. 19-tf SPORTS ROUNDUP -ly Hugh S. FnOertw, Jr. Associated Press Sports Columnist HAVE YOUR OLD MATTRESS made new. Prices reasonable. Used furniture bought or accepted as payment on your mattress. 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 By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. New York, Nov. 20'(/P)— If Bob Montgomery had fought all of last night's bout the way he did the 14th round, he still would be world lightweight champion in New York and Pennsylvania . . . But Beau Jack still is the guy we'd rather ave on our side in an alley fight. He's not a great champion, or ven a good boxer, but he's able to lake some pretty good ones look ad ... Higher Man Dept. George Bannon, the timekeeper or all the Garden fights and every major championship hereabouts or years and years, estimates that le has timed at least 25,00 fights n his 45 years of service . . . But t's some of the guys who did thn ighting who are hearing, the bells n their heads now. comparative schedule basis—Camp TRY OUR HOME-MADE CHILLI, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Ham Grant. Harvard-Boston College — A , - - . _.- . ,. . , couple of "informals" with Dohcr Sandwiches. Snack Shoppe. Mam £ B( , (he diffcrcncc . Boston Col Street. - 19 ' 6t P d -1 lege. Marquette-Great Lakes — A good %A/__»»^J »x RIIU 1 workout for the Sailors before TTanrVO TO DUy | meeting Notre Dame next week Great Lakes.- MEN AND BOYS'CLOTHES. MEN I still holding the rabbit's foo and boys' shirts. Ladies' and tightly: Iowa over Nebraska childrens', coats. Men, .women Iowa State over Kansas State; Aland childrens' low heel shoes, kansas over Okla. A. and M.; Ric R. M. Patterson Store, Hope, Ark. over Texas Christain; UCLA ove 19-lmc st. Mary's; Texas Tech ove Southern Methodist. Lost tional Football League, the lean ..Jl be called the "Yanks." . And Bcantown scribes say it will take only a couple of defeats lo change lhe Yanks lo "jerks." What's In A Name? Mauric Waxman, who claims credit tor such colorful nicknames as "Two Ton Tony" Galenlo, the "Belting Brakeman" for Harry Balsamo and the "Swcotwalcr Swatter" for Lew Jenkins, has revived an old one by calling his current meal ticket, Bobby Ruffin, Hogs Complete 26 of 60 Passes But Lose 19-13 Fort Smith, Nov. 20 —M')— The Arkansas Razorback-Oklahoma A nnd M. Cowboy football game here ast night was all the home state ans had cxcpcted — all but the score. The Cowboys won, 19-13 be fore some 10,00 howling fans. Bearing out predictions, the cones developed into one of the most furious aerial battles in Southwestern football history. It was the Razorbacks who kept the pigskins in the air the most — they threw 60 aerials, completing 26 of them for 372 yards and 15 first downs. But it was the Aggies who were tossing them most successfully at the payoff. Bob Ferilmore, the Aggie great riple-thrcat tailback, spelled the difference for A. M. He scored one touchdown on a 39-yard sprint, counted another on a five-yard around end play, and kicked a point from placement. The third A. M. touchdown came on a six-yard plunge by Bob Barlow. A 59-yard sustained drive brought the Porkers' first marker, Leon Pcnsc, the Razorbacks for- vard passing guard, tossed a 34- yard aerial to end Alton Baldwin lor the marker to climax the drive. Arkansas resorted to a 60-yard hideout pass play, Lindscy lo Billy Randolph, for their second touch- "Ruby Robert." But if Bobby One-Minute Sports Page If Al Postus scores for Vilanoyc- cr in the history of Philadelphia's sackyard series to tally in each of lis three years of eligibility . . . Prcxy Brick Laws of the Oakland Pacific Coast League plans a confab with Babe Ruth during the minor league meelings aboul a job managing the Oaks — But the No. 1 candidate stil is Dolph Camilli. .... Jim Yeager, Colorado grid coach, recently recommended a player for the university librarianship and a facully committee gave a unanimous okay ... That must either disprove the theory that football players can't read or prove that Jim is quile a convincing guy. . When Boslon enters the Na- fails to fulfill Mauric's predictions about what he'll do to Sammy Angott, it will be the Waxman face that's Ruby colored. c By The Associated Press Starched Llbllltles Allcntown, Pa. The Allentown lational bank is in the laundry lUsincss. „ Cf Seems laundrymcn Lee Kwong, lostcd a sign In his window, "will not be open any more,' and ICH own. The bank, trustee for the build- ng, announced it would take charge until nil customers hod cnlK ed for their laundry. ITt* T t eel Will .§•»« • Soldier'* Life, Will Ymf Cat Hope 45TH YEAR: VOL. 45—NO. 34 Star THfc WEAf HEfi Arkansas: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; cooler this afternoon, colder tonight With temperatures 25 to 30 in north and 30 to 33 in south portion. Stor of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE/ ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Mtans Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY 1 Islands Invaded 'I down. The game ended in a flourish Service Dept. Georgie Abrams, ex-middleweight champion, is heading for somewhere in the Pacific before long according to Sgt. Hy Hurwitz, the Japs are against the Yanks, even in baseball. Reporting from « marine base in the South Pacific Hurwitz said radio reception of the Cardinals' efforts was good, but "every lime the Yankees were at bat, a Jap broadcaster would burst in and drown out the reception. Lieut. Albert A. Domingue, former Louisiana State U. lightweight boxer, really can show the soldiers at Otis Field (Mass.), where he is physical training officer, what he expects of them. In a recent physical fitness test he scored 212 points to finish ahead of every officer and enlisted man at the base. with the Razorbacks making a desperate effort to score via passing. The final gun found the Porkers in possession of the ball on the Aggie 10-yard line. Arkansas made 15 first downs to 8 for the Aggies and outgained them 372 yards to 49 by passing. A. & M. made. 158 yards by rushing as compared to 79 for the Razorbacks. Don't breathe a word about it, but Hollywood's Marguerite Chapman has been chosen "Miss Breathless of 1943" and has a certificate to nrovo it SMALL BLUE * - TICK ' HOUND. | Last seen November. 3 on Mayo River, $10 reward. See C. M. Momom, Hope, Rt. 1. 15-6tp | Irish Against Stiff Opposition By HAROLD CLAASSEN New York, Nov. 20 (IP)— Can the-" present Notre Dame football defeat a pro eleven? a learned professor of the n as Lt. Comdr. E. E. (Rip) M&ter of the navy has suggested thaWthe Irish \vould fare successfully, with the play-for-pay teams butrthe average fan doesn't get his answer —- a partial one — until today. .The Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks, Notre Dame's unbeaten opponent at,$outh Bend this afternoon, lists 8ix';former pros on its roster and ,,of them are certain to see ac- j with Frank Maznicki also a possibility despite his injury. . That's as close as the Irish will co/qe to facing a pro team — and the' collegians are'.favored by 14 points. At the start of the week the game loomed, as the toughest on the Notre Dame schedule but transfer of six Seahawks and the injury to Mznicki have lifted some of the pressure, ; Ranking next to the South Bend fray, which is expected to be witnessed by 50,00, js the Duke-North Carolina' affair. The Blue Devils have lost only once -n-'to Navy, 14 to 13 — and hold an earlier decision over the Gamecocks. It is the final game for Duke, gpught by various bowl officials who apparently have been stymied by the navy's rule against long trips for its trainee-athletes. ' Two midwestern gam^s have definite bearing on the' Big Ten race, unbeaten Michigan needing a verdict over Ohio State to keep pace with Purdue, equally undefeated and facing the task of down ing Indiana in its finale. Missouri and Kansas collide in their annual feud,. The Southwest finds most of its top notch teams idle but Texas TJech tackles Southern Methodis and Rice visits Texas Christian. 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Call 646-W. in business 18-3tp Wonted MAN TO MILK COWS. -WILL furnish house with running water, wood, truck patches. Good wages. Will take moderate size family. If interested, see L. C. Sommerville, Phone 815-J. 19-3tp For Rent WO UNFURNISHED ROOMS. 922 East Division. Mrs. A. B. Wilson. 20-3tp Fights Lost Night By The Aspciated Press New York Beau Jack, 132 2-3, Augusta, Ga., outpointed Bob VIontgomery, 133 3-4, Philadelphia, (15, lightweight title match). Lew Hanbury, 135 1-2, Washington, out- pointed Freddie Addeo 137 3-4, Brooklyn, (6). Taunton, Mas. — Oscar Suggs, 150, Newport, R. I., outpointed Billy Connerty, Ig4, Boston, (8). Highland Park, N. J. — Bill Dowell, 158, Paterson, N. J., outpointed Jerry Fiorello, 158, Brooklyn (8). mone, 135, Boston (8). New Orleans — Chalky Wright, 131 3-4, New York, stopped Al Reasoner, 133 3-4, Chicago, (2). Washington — Joe Baksi, 214, Two Barrels of Mash Destroyed Sheriff Frank Hill said today his forces, aided by state police, destroyed two barrels of m^sh yesterday west of Patmos. Although the mash was watched several hours nobody came near it. There were no arrests. Kulprnont, Pa., outpointed Herbert Marshall, 176, Brooklyn, (10). Hollywood — Lane Hale, 161 1-2, Los Angeles, won over Roman Star, 159, San Francisco by a technical knockout (4). Melvin Johnson, 138, Chicago, knocked put Naval Esparza, 138, Mexico City, (8). San Diego — Al Jordan, 192. Chicago, outpointed Bob Smith, 186, Pittsburgh UOJ. San Francisco — Holman Williams, 159, Chicago, outpointed Eddie Booker, 164, San Francisco, (12). credit to his new trainer, Larry Amadee, for being there. Following Amadee's instructions 1 to the letter the Beau, 3 to 1 under-1 dog in the betting, regained lhe 135-pound title by outpoinging | Champion Bob Montgomery in a furious 15-rounder at Madison Square Garden last night. Under Amadee's tutelage Jack amazed the crowd of 17,866, that contributed to a gross gate of $96, 873.04, by fighting differently than he did when he lost his title to Phil adelphia Bob last May or when he was upset by Bobby Ruffin at 10- rounder only six weeks ago. "I did just what Larry told me," the former Augusta, Ga., shoeshinc boy explained in his dresing room as he was congratulated by a swarm of well-wishers, including Humphrey Bogart, screen star. At Amadee's direction he struck close to Montgomery. He mixed willingly at close quarters, slugged it out with both fists when the referee parted them from a clinch and coasted when Amadee gave the word. Montgomery, always a slow slarl er, put on a whirlwind finish in the last five rounds lhat all but ended the scrap with Jack being counted out. In the last two rounds, especially, Montgomery seemed to be on the verge of a knockout triumph, but somehow the Beau stood up to cart off a unanimous decision. The two judges each gave him 10 rounds while lhe referee gave him seven rounds, Montgomery six and called two even. The way we saw it Jack won eight, Montgomery six with one even. Perhaps the punch that swung the fight to Jack came in the ninth round. As they came out of a clinch Jack smashed a vicious uppercut on Montgomery's mouth. Blood started flowing from a cut on the 190 Ibs 13.25-50 140-160 Ibs 11.25- Ibs 9.25-11.0 good Cattle, 200; calves, 50; compared with Friday of last W9ck, steers, heifers and cows mostly 50 lower.; some choice steers off less; bulls weak to 25 lower; vealers 75 lower; LE LG RG RT "RE QB RH Arkansas Baldwin Johnson Milan Wheeler Cope Young ....Dingier ..Randolph Pcnse Cox ....Jones 6—19 0—13 replacement cattle and calves 2550 lower bulks,, for week: slaughter steers 12.5043JOO; licifcrs land .mixed yfcarlings. 9.00-13.50; common and medium beef cows 7.759.75; replacement steers 9.00-10.50; War Spotlight Moves Closer to Rome closing top sausage vealers 14.25. bulls 11.00; lip and Bob went on the defensive. Had this uppercut not landed the Philadelphia bobcat might have started his rally sooner. Before the fight Jack signed arti- les agreeing in the event he won, to give Montgomery another match within four months. And what about Sammy Angott, lhe NBA lightweight champion? "If the price is right we'll meet anyone," declared Chick Wergeles, Jack's manager. Even with oxygen equipment, Jack of oxygen begins to affect fliers above 37,500 feet Congress picdimont?, SD'A Cajanel " Adriatic Sea Golf of Toronto Allied Fifth Army invades S?lcrno on Sept 9,1943 British Eighth Army invades at Reggie Cola brio on Sept. 3 Sheep, 250; Compared Fl'iday last week lambs 75 to $1 lower; top wooled lambs for week 13.75; lale top 13.25 bulk good and choice for we'ek 12.50-13.25; medium and good 11.0-12.50; cull and common 8.00-10.00; good and choice clipped lambs 12.25-50; small lots good yearlings 10.50-11.00; good clipped aged wethers 5.50- 6.0> medium and good ewes 4.50-5.0. NEW YORK COTTON New York, Nov. 20 (IP) Cotton futures declined today on increased hedge selling and commission house liquidation. Offerings met indifferent mill price fixing against texlile conlracts. Dec high 19.84 low 19.79 — lust 19.81 off 6 Mch high 19.57 — low 19.53 — last 19.54 off 5 May high 19.33 —low 19.30 — last 19.30 off 5 Jly high 19.13 — low 19.08 — lasl 19.11 off 2 Middling spot 20.39N off 8. N-nominal. Grizzles May Move Up to 3-Way Tie Litllc Rock, Nov. 20 (IP) The biggest Friday night dcvelopmen in the sizling Arkansas Higl School Conference championshi chase happened off the gridiron. Fort Smith High school athletic d rector Ben Mayo asked the confer cncc' to count Fort Smith's 41-0 wi over Clarksvillc as an official conference contest. The 1943 title may hinge on the outcome of that request. If the game is added to the Fort Smith Grizzly record, the Western Arkansas eleven would have four wins against one loss and would have a chance to at least tic for lhe championship. Hot Springs and Pine Bluff are low lied for lhe lead wilh six wins, one loss and one lie. Next week Fort Smith meets Hot Springs and Pine Bluff takes on an underdog Hope team. Mayo says Fort Smith takes the view thai lhe Clarksvillc game should go inlo lhe records because lhal learn was an official /conference , member at the time Fort Smith scheduled it: ClUrksvilie announced in.Scptcrnber it would be inactive in the conference Ihis year because of inexperienced ma- lerial and a slim conference schedf ule. ' A decision on lhe petition, filed with R. B. Brawner, North Lillle Rock, conference presidenl, is not expecled unlil after close of the sea- Hot Springs Salisbury, N. C. — After moving back into this house here, Jlmmle Thomas wondered why repeated .1 stokings of the laundry heater simply would not produce hot wn- ter in the bathtub. One of the Thomas children, however, found out. "Dnddy," the child announced^ "the fish arc boiling!" It seemed that « former tenant had tapped the hot water pipe uncdr the house to supply the fishpond in the back yard. Mlxup Oklahoma City — A woman who wholesales sandwiches asked for more ration points because, lie said, the man who makes her hicken salad is charging her seven joints a pound. I* "But lady," a rationing official eclarcd, "he can't do that. Chick- n is not rationed." "Yes, but pork is," she replied. And In his chicken salad he uses lalf chicken and half pork. £ Extra Dividend Ravenna, Neb—Farmer George Yanda, flushed a flock of pheasants at the edge of tin alfalfa field. He fired on a double and wa.y amazed to find three dead roostcrs.i- "I never saw that third bird," he said. "Must have flown between the Iwo birds I had the bead on when I went for the double." Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Labor Organizes So Should Others Reports from Little Rock tell of an all-day meeting there Sunday in which union labor organized the Arkansas Voters League for the purpose of political action in state elections. Appointment ot Judges by State Governor Invalid Eighth Army in Position for Big Offensive —Europe C By The Associated Press Paleface Plea Columbia, S. C. A want-ad in this war-crowded city: "Big Chief Staff Sgt. and working squaw want furnished 3-roorn, tepee. No papoose. Plenty warn pum and reference. Unusual Indians, No war dancing or war paint." Jr. Attached To Army Camp Wollers. Tex. — Pvt. Joef Kowal of Gary, Ind., puts his paycheck into war bonds, doesn't drink or smoke and has seen only one movie since arriving. Kowal's-due for a furlough and he's going to leave camp — the,, Sirst lime he's been off lhe post- during his 13 monlhs Ihcrc. Deaths Last Night By The Associated Press f, George Stuart Chicago — George Stuart, 100, Civil War veteran, retired banker and father of Harold L. Stuart, president of Halscy, Stuart and Company, investment securities firm. He was born at Cranston,| R.-.jiv::..-.-;.-' •' : ,- • ;, - It Thomas Joseph'Kehoe '''' Ukiah, Calif. —Thomas Joseph Kehoe, 58, former executive of the American President Steamship^ lines and recently a government harbor official at Trinidad. By The Associated Press Senate and House — In recess until Monday, is still out of the picture as Allied forces advance north- their JOth week of fighting to Italy. Gaeta, the GangUano nd the mountainous beyond Venafro and Isenua we n e toattle sectors lav Allied Filth Armyjwce^m ^erg, Italy, NEW ORLEANS COTTON New Orleans, Nov. 20 W 1 )— Week end long liquidation and hedge selling depressed cotton fu tures today. Closing prices were steady 5 to 15 cents a bale lower Dec high 19.94 — low 19.92 — close 19.92B off 3 Mch high 19.72 — low 19.69 — close 19.70-71 off 2 May high 19.49 — low 19.46 — close 19.48 off 1.. Jly high 19.28 — low 19.29 — close 19.26 off 2 Ocl high 18.70 — low 18.67 — clos< 18.68B off 2 Dec (1944) high 18.61 — low 18.58 — clos 18.59B off 2 B-bid Spot cotton closed steady 1 cenls a bale lower. Sales 1,779. Lo' middling 15.75; middling 19.65 good middling 20.10. Receipts 1,105. Stocks 139,993. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Nov. 20 (IP)— The slock market registered its third successive recovery swing today on relalively broad and aclive dealings. The list added fractions to Friday's raly al lhe opening. Gains were extended to a point or more for selected stocks near the close although top advances were reduced by nrofil lukiug in some in- son Thanksgiving Day. Meantime, conference contesls ast night went about as expected. ittlc Rock whipped Russellville, 5-0 Jonesboro handed Blytheville 13-7 licking, and Bcnton trimmed 'orrost Cily, 19-13. There were two surprises in non- onference conlests. A tough muckovcr team continued its un- alen path by overcoming El Do- ado, 16-6 and Pine Bluff's mighty icbras took a 41-6 shellacking from ireenville, Miss, Hope lost to Nashville, 26-7. 'ayelleville 27; Subiaco 26. Stuttgart 7; Lonoke 0. Warren 25; Fordyce 0. Dierks 7 Magnolia 0. England 13 Atkins 0. Newport 12; Searcy 6. McGchce 19; Dumas 0. Clarendon 46; Marvell 0. Springdale 20 Huntsville 13. Greenwood 44 Van Burcn 12. Some, Canned Goods to Be Freed by WFA Walter Winston Price New York — Walter Winston Price, 77, Broker, writer on financial subjects and honorary vicct president of the New York Philharmonic society. He was a native of New York. Sports Mirror ^ By The Associated Press_ Today A Year Ago — Willie Pep outpoints Chalky Wright in 15 rounds to win featherweight title. Three Years Ago — Ruth Mary Hardwick, British tennis star, turns^ pro to furnish Alice Marble com- pclilion on tour. Five Years Ago — New York Giants score in third and fourth periods against Green Bay Packers, 15-3, before crowd of 48,279 at^ lhe Polo Grounds. Little Rock, Nov. 22 —(/Pi— The supreme court today ruled as invalid the 1943 act allowing the governor to appoint emergency circuit judges to serve while the regular jurists were in the armed services. The court held that such absences did not constitute vacancies subject to appointment by the governor under an existing constitutional amendment but were to be filled by election by lawyers of the district under another constitutional amendment governing temporary absence of judges. The decision came In "friendly" test suit filed by the attorney general's office in appealing from a Habeas Corpus ruling of emergency Judge Walter Killough in cross circuit court. Killough had been appointed by Governor Adkins to serve as emergency judge of the second judicial district while his brother Neil Killough was in the army. The court said section 1 of amendment 29 of the slate constitution provided that the governor .shouldJinjyacjncJM for• .ggxUiiR, of' ""tlccs" including •In'aTot circuit judge by appointment. • However, the court held that the word "vacancies" was meant to refer to those created by death, resignation, removal or abandonment of the previous holder. "The amendment was intended to apply in cases where there was in fact a permanent vacancy and not in those case where the incumbent was temporarily absent, disqualified or incapacitated," the decision said. It added: Since the constitution itself specifically provides the method for filling the office either permanently or temporarily as the circum stances require there is an implied limitation or restriction upon the general assembly which prohibits it from enacting legislation with respect to such mutters. Therefore sections 1 and 2 of act 290 of 1943 are invalid." Associate Justice Frank Smith and Associate Justice McHancy dissented. The constitution of the Arkansas Voters League said, among other things: "Workers of Ihis slale are fully conscious of lhe evergrow- ing encroachments of predatory interests upon the free American way of life, and . . .such encroachments if unchecked will reproduce the old master and slave political system." "Predatory interests" ... if this phrase once described tyrannical private employers in the opinion of the men who worked for Ihcm, isn'l il equally Irtic of today's socialistic government in the opinion of the laxpayers who fool a constantly mounting tax bill ior things utterly unrelated to war? H is significant that besides lhe recognized labor unions the Arkansas Volers League includes among its sponsors the Farmers —which is using some of lhe personnel of lhe Farm Securily Administration lo canvass farmers. An advertisement of one such meeting in Ihis seclion was placed with this newspaper by an FSA man, who said, however, ho was acting individually. I don't doubt thai. Bui the danger is obvious. FSA, loaning millions of government dollars to farmers, can't be connected with a vole- seeking organization without raising the suspicion of coercion. What we are discussing here is nol a matter of right or wrong— but a matter of power politics. We are inquiring into the possibility that labor, which once complained -has lhat it is the one today which is "predatory"—preying on a federal govern' mcnl thai every day sinks deeper and deeper into lhe hole because of the economic demands of its non- fighting, and sometimes non-working, "friends." Labor, just as honestly as any other group organized for self-interest, believes what il says lo be Irue. . ', • :> Bui never was there so grrive-ii By NOLAND NORGAARD Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Nov. 22 (IP) —Plunging forward four miles in the mountainous central sector of Haly. Gen. Sir Bernard L. Monlgomcry's Eighth Army has seized two more towns overlooking an additional strcclh of the main road to Home and moved into posilion from which lo launch a full-blown offensive ugainsl the enemy's winter defenses, Allied headquarlers said today. San Pietro Avollana, 10 miles due west of A ({none and five miles easl of an important junction of highways leading lo the Italian capital, was scooped up along with Vasto- sirardi, to lhe southeast of San Pietro Avelana, in the Montgomery advance which was made de- spile heavy rains drenching lhe entire battlefronl. Falling back before the onslaught, the Germans were firing the towns of Alfedena and Castel di Sangro in apparent dalcrmina- ion to leave no shelter when they ire forced lo give up Ihosc places. Alfedena is three miles west 'of :i fork in lhe ccnlral road lo Rome ind Custel di Sangro is Iwo miles northeast of the fork on the branch icading to the Rornc-Pcscara highway. The Ailed forces were approaching lhe fork from Iwo directions, from the southeast on the road from Rionero, and from lhe wcsl in the direction of Agnone, which the Eighth Army took Saturday o,f c c a pHf»l, bg|n a "jj)£& datpry,".. become' soHighly organized th Marine mess duty is no laughing matter even for a tough leatherneck, when onions are on the menu. Pvt. Joseph Mc- Hazel enacts this tearful tableau at Parris Island, S. C. (Marine Corps photo.) Formation Holding that a sheriff is not li- ;\blc on his bond for acts committed by a deputy not under color oT hfs office the supreme court reversed Wasl-'ngton's circuit court in a $10,000 judgment against Sheriff Arthur E. Davidson in connection with a manslaughter conviction of Deputy Sheriff Joe C. Burton. Burton was convicted of the fatal shooting of N. A. Chandler, Kiiy- ctteville real estate man Nov. 3, J941, when the latter inlcrcedocl in an altercation between Burton and "an ederly man named Ovcrholt." "In neither case (Ovcrholt or Chandler) was Burton acting offi- (Continued on Page Two) need for:counter orgahi?a|ioi7-,;;Not because . this newspaper 'is; 'a'nti- labnr, for we are nbi. ,But lrib''tacl is lhat right here-in an agricultural stale organized labor is preparing to make a political campaign, based on pressure—with little or nothing being heard from farmers as an organized group. If you were to hear about agricultural mass meetings in New York and Pennsylvania, and nolh- ing aboul labor union meelings. you would rightly judge that the cause of the factory man (where there arc so many millions of factory men) was suffering. Well, ours is an agricultural slule; and the people who really represenl lhe majority of Arkansawycrs, and who should therefore be doing the organizing, are the farmers. .No one organization tells the whole Irulh in a republic. Yoi know lhal .The o'nly way to gel al the truth is to hear all sides—and il. hikes an organization to present your case, whoever you are. - - —•«» • ^f— • • Germans Claim Capture of Samos Island (Continued From Page One) Washington, Nov. 20 (IP) War Food Administration The announced today it will release soon for civilian use part of the supplies of canned pineapple, asparagus, corn, pumpkin, spinach and figs owned and held by canners but set aside for government purchase. "Known quantities of these canned foods that will reach grocers' shelves are 540,000 cases of pineapples and 77,000 cases of figs WFA said. "It is not possible lo estimate at present exact quanlilies of lhe various vegetables, but it is thought that they will be substantial." WFA said the released canned goods will reach retail markets wilhin a few weeks. A 10-ton pontoon bridge requires 3,200 pounds of synthetic rubber. Thousands of persons were reported to have been made homeless in Berlin and traffic was said lo have been frozen by direct hils on rail yards and stations in Thursday night's raid. All day yestcr- * day the German radio talked of * bombs falling in the suburbs, but • lhat is where a lot of key factories are situated. The German again sent a few raiders over Southeast EnglancJ during the night. Bombs wcrc% dropped on one place, causing a few casualties. One type of Army small arms cartridge, Ordnance at the in-. Keeping Up With Rotion Coupons Processed and Canned Foods: November 1—First day for 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 anil C in Ration Book 4. stances. Transfers of around 481,976 shares were among the largest for a Saturday in two months. Bonds were selectively higher and commodities mixed. slant of firing, developes a pres-j sure of more than 50,000 pounds per square inch. This pressure drives the bullet out of the gun rotating at more than 200,000 revolutions per minute and travel- ling at the astronomical rate of,. nearly 2,000 miles per hours. '* Wonted —Milk Attention Farm Producer?! We will buy all the fresh milk you can bring in to Meats, Cheese, Butter and Fats: November 7 — First day for brown stamp J in Ration Book 3. November 14 — First day for after ironing out an pighl-mile deep enemy salienl. The new gains, pulling lhe left wing of the Eighth Army within two miles of...thV upper Snagro river, were scored as Allied headquarters announced Gen. Sir Harold Alexander's ground forces in Italy had been reinforced by the recent arrival of a large number of Canadians. There was no indication whether the new conlingcnls already had been in aclion, however. Meanwhile, the British deslroy- ers Quilliam and Loyal, nosing up lhe Adriatic coast, intercepted a German convoy of light. crafli : off San Benedetto, midway .,:between An'cona and Pescura, and sank one lighter and possibly a second. They also damaged'a-lug, and escaped ith only superficial damage when coaslal guns opened fire. In lhe air American twin-engined Marauders rained bombs on an 18- acre area at lhe much-bombed railway and seacoasl town of Civitavecchia. 40 miles northwest of Rome, smashing two quays, sinking a 10-fool vessel in the harbor and demolishing many buildings. "I saw our bombs hit smach in a large storage and ammunition dump area and in five seconds the whole place blew up in u mass of flames, smoke and debris," said Bombardier Slaff Sgl. Arthur A. Wallcrstcdl, Chicago. It was cstimaled 10 front-line German divisions now were defending lhe posilions along Iho Garigliano and Sangro rivers, which risoncrs and deserts continued t" .escribe as the enemy's "winter ine." Aerial reconnaissance howecl the Germans were working evcrishly to strengthen and deepen the posilions from the Tyrrhen- an lo the Adriatic. Brisk clashes occurred yesterday icar the Adriatic coast where Brit- sh patrols continued to cross the Hot Springs Flier Has Narrow Escape (William L. Worden, Associated Press war correspondent, rode in an army Liberator bomber which bombed the Japanese at Jaluit in the Marshall islands Nov. 15 and was almost blown,out. He went out again in another Liberator for a pre-invasion raid on Tarawa in the Gilberts Friday — and the plane, one wheel knocked out by anti-aircraft fire, lurched to a landing after the mission.) By WILLIAM L, WORDEN Associated Press War Correspondent (Representing the Combined American Press.) Aboard, a Liberator [returning from (TfU 1 u'wai' : Nov.i 19VfDfelayed) —<7Pi-^ Tins''army' lio'mi:>ei-;h;ns just '' _' ^'/l* ':i ' c: ,.., London, Nov. 22 — (#•) A German broadcast said it had just boon announced in Berlin the island o£ Samos capitulated to German forces this morning. Samos is the next to the last Aegean island that .i»d been held by the Allies. Castclrosso, easternmost of the Dodecanese, is still believed in Allied hands. Samos, a Greek island north of the Dodecanese and hear the Tuikish-cousl, had been under Ger- least since Satur to Ankara radio man attack at day, according broadcasts. The Germans, obviously hinting that the British were making al- tcmp'.s to withdraw from lhe. . . _. , „ lV,jIljy>O LU nrn.in.ttwn *»w*.. V..IB brown stamp K in Ration Book i. is ] andi SLl jd yesterday lhal lhe first November 21 — First day for brown s t a m p M in Ration Book 3. December 4 — Last day for brown stamps G, H, J and K in Ration Book 3. Sugar: November 1 — First day for sugar stamp No. 29 in Ration Book 4. Good for five pounds. Qasoline: November 21—Last day for No. 8 coupons in A Ration Book, good for three gallons. B and C coupons are good for two gallons refugees from the island had i i\ cd in Turkey. Leros, 20 miles south of Samos fell to the Germans Nov. 16 aftei an air and sea-borne invasioi launched by the Germans to check mate infiltration of their "iroi 1 ing" of stepping stone bases pro teciinj.; the eastern flank of the Balkan peninsula. The Germans previously had regained Cos in the Dodecanese and claimed to have recaptured four other small islands in the group. Sangro in probing expeditions, and n the high ground southeast of Al- fcriena. The heavy downpours, making all 'movements of men and guns difficult, kept Fifth Army activity on the western end of lhe battlefront down to patrol aclion and ar- illery duels. In a twin aerial assault on an east coast point, Marauders damaged lhe highway and rail bridges al Fano, 30 miles northwest of An- C'onu on the Adrialic. Other B-26's. with P-38 Light- nings as escort made their first attack on the railway yards al Chiusi. a midway point on lhe main Rome- Florence railway, scoring many direct nils in lhe freight yards, the central station and warehouses. Twin-engined Mitchells also scored nils on enemy gun emplacements at Gaclu, nine miles beyond the Fifth Army front along the Tyrrhenian, and Warhawks and Kittyhawks bombed and slrufed Gciman trenches near Lanciano on the Eighth Army front. In sweeps across the Adriatic again. Spitfires blasted harbor works and railway yards at Siben- ik, Yugoslavia, and sel fire lo 17 enemy vehicles near Vorre and Durazzo in Albania. • • • j; : il. Ui II n ' i ;» i.= • •.. • «. sel a large impressive oil fire on lhe Japanese-held island of Tarawa 200 miles wesl of Hawii. 11 has dropped a number o: bombs on lhe runways, barracks area and beaches of lhat slrale.gic coal atoll, and fired its guns a everything in sight. "In sight" includes one Japanesi cargo vessel whose engineers fev erisly are pouring coal or oil into i in an atlempl lo gel oul of lhe liar bor; one truck full of soldiers 01 their way — rapidly — somewher else; a number of docks and build ings which looked as if they migh hold some of the island's badgered defenders. This bomber has been'moving at 250 feet allilude- through large black biotas of smoke from exploding anti-aircraft shells and through streams of machine gun bullets from Jap ground posilions. II was low enough so that the machine guns were wilhin Iheir maximum range. We circled the island within clear view while other bombers of Die army's Seventh Air Force delivered atlacks on beach and gun posilion targets on the perimeter ot the tiny island while gun flashes below them added a frightening background to the beautiful picture of ships in lhe sunlight and mol- tlud clouds. This particular Liberator is what might be culled brass-studded. Last to lake off and last over lhe target, il was piloled by Lt. Col. William J. Holzupfel, Rucine, Wis., lhe co-pilot. Major N. H. Lund, Hot Springs, Ark., is one of the few men io have an airplane explode in mid-air and come put alive. It Happened several months auo at Funafuti, one of our islands in the Ellice group. After crew members hud disposed of empty machine gun shell cases and clips. Engineer Corp. Robert Saas, Racine, Wis.. came buck from his lop turret position, looked soberly out of the waist port at a hole in the wing — or rather at lhe wheel — and said calmly, "Tire flat." Up to now Ihis has been u sort Reds Menace Nazi Positions at Krivoi Rog By HENRY CASSIDY Moscow, Nov. 22 (IP)— German posilions at Krivoi Rog, key city inside the Dnieper bend, were menaced today by a new Russian offensive thrust apparently designed lo -divert Nazi forces fiercely attacking in the Korostyshev sector on the Northern Ukraine front. Front line dispatches said the lalesl Russian assaulls south of Kremcnchug, one of the original Soviet bridgeheads on the west bank of lhe Dnieper, had smashed enemy resistance ycslerday and overrun eight Nazi defense bases there. About 3,000 Germans were reported slain and GO tanks j knocked out in the fightfng. The thrust added to the difficulties already confronting the Nazis, but they continued to press their attacks in the Korostyshev area west of Kiev, though they had nothing to show for their efforts but heavy losses in men and machines sinco recapturing Zhitomir. A familiar scene thus once more being enacted, with the Germans atlacking with a large concentration of troops, tanks and planes on a narrow sector while the Russians absorbed lhe blows wilh widely distributed forces and struck back in I other areas. There was no disposition, how- vcr, to minimize the strength of I ic German assaults at Korosty-! hev. Soviet dispalches last night rankly said lhe silualion there vas serious and lhe Russians no onger referred lo lhe enemy oper- lions as mere "counterattacks." A frontline dispatch to Pravda aid the Russians had reached the Berezina river at its junclure with he Dnieper in their drive through White Russia toward lhe'' Polish jorder. The advance lo 15 miles north of Rechitsa put that Soviet column ess than 150 miles southeast of the White Russian capital of Minsk, which lies only about 15 miles east of the pre-war Polish border. This push also threatens the Minsk-Gomel rail line, last rail escape link remaining to the Nazi garrison in the partly-encircled stronghold. 6t. Gomel. ••••{•.. • \*\'-\'-\ A Russian communique said yesterday, ;in one sector of the Korosty- sheyli'ajjea the Germans launched three;, : consecutive lank attacks which were hurled back by artillery fire. A wave of infantry was also smashed with heavy losses and another attack cosl lhe Nazis 1,000 dead, lhe bulletin said. The Korostyshev sector is 60 miles west of Kiev and 20 miles east of Zhitomir, which the Red Army gave up Friday. (.The German communique yesterday acknowledged "stubborn resistance" but said the Nazis were making further headway west of Kiev. A Berlin broadcast said later the Germans had advanced to within 40 miles of Kiev). Southwest of Dnepropetrovsk in the Dnieper bend the Russians continued to push their own offensive, capturing several heavily forlified German strongholds and lhe rail- Americans Hold Beachheads on Tarawa, Makin The French are fighting in Italy too, along with British, Canadians and Americans. Here Brig.-Gen. Alphonse Juin talks with Lieut.-Gen. Mark.Clark in Maples. Gasmata Reels Under Blows of Allied Planes Southwest Pacific Allied Headquarters, Nov. 22 — (IP) Gasmata, Japanese air and supply base on New Britain, reeled today under its heaviest bombing of the war while on neighboring New Guinea the enemy gave ground reluctantly under the added pressure of tree- crushing tanks, new in this jungle theater. American bombers dropped 138 tons of- explosives Saturjiay' morning on Gasmata, on New' Britain's south-central coast, scoring accurately on the target area and leaving a heavy pall of smoke over the entire sector as they completed their mission without interception. On New Guinea, as on Bougainville to the east, resistance both on the ground and in the air was described by Gen. Douglas MacArthur as strong, taut Australian troops, supported by Matilda light tanks: which seem more at home on the 'flawless of a desert than in soggy ('jungle, were putting a squeeze on the Japanese along the Huon peninsula. Tank-led columns were moving State Labor Getting Set for Elections Little .Rock, Nov. 22 (IP) ' The Arkansas Voeters League, formed by representatives of organized labor, today planned active participation in the 1944 elections in behalf of candidates "who have a past unblemished public record" or who will openly champion legislation it advocates. The league, organized here yesterday by 234 delegates of labor unions and others, adopted a resolution which declared the league would not nominate, endorse or place candidates in the field. "The league will not be a directive organization but a recommending organization," said Odel" Smith. Little Rock, the league president. He also is president of the Little Rock Central Trades Council. "The workers of this state are fully conscious of the evergrowing encroachments of predatory inter ests upon the free American way of life," said the preamble to the league's constitution. "It behoove those not in sympathy with selfish predatory wealth domination ti unite in exercise of sovereign right to vote to protect and advance th< true principles of Democratic free dom- as opposed to the interest o any selfish group who would mak class interest .paramount [.. to th well being of the people.'J^s.;' The constitution'provided'that it executive board of ten should consist of two representatives each from the Railroad Brotherhoods, Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union, American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organization and the Typographical Union. Besides Smith, other officers named were W. R. Henderson, state CIO director, recording secretary; J- R-i Wilson, legislative representative for the Brotherhood of Railway Conductors, vice president, and James A. Griffey, vice presidenl of Lillle Rock Local 921 Benozuela is the third largest roducing coujilry in tlu v f rid • il Total value of farm real estate us of March, 1942. was esi'n.aU'd yl more thyji 36 biUiun di.ll.iit- way station of Nezabudino. In the baltle for the station 900 Germans were declared to have been killed. In lhe Chcrkasy seclor, north of Krcmcnchug and below Kiev, Russian artilery which had moved across the Dnieper river to a new bridgehead was reported shelling the enemy lines as the Red Army ground steadily through thickly fortified positions on lhe outskirts of Cherkasy. In the Rcchitsu area on the White Russian front west of Gomel, where lhe Russians arc driving toward the pre-war Polish border, the Soviet communique said more than 20 populated places were captured. Gucrrilas, harrying lhe Germans from lhe rear, were said to have disorganized German defenses. (The German communique yesterday said Russian attempts to enlarge the Kerch bridgehead in the Crimea were frustrated. The Russian bulletin made no reference lo lhal front 972,405 Bales of Cotton Ginned Washington, Nov. 22 |7I J ) The of half-war, half-game, bul now it isn'l that. The simple statement means this 30-ton airplane cannot land normally and cannot hope to hit the runway. Nobody knows at the moment what we're going to do. Census Bureau reported today cot- Ion of Ihis year's growth ginned lo Nov. 14 lolaled 9,930,593 running bales, counting round as half up lhe main trail more than a mile east of Sallelberg after the slowly retreating enemy. On Bougainville, Japan's last remaining major base in the Solomons, the Americans who landed at Empress Augusta Bay Nov. 1 have enlarged and 'consolidated their positions despite harassing bombing and strafing opposition and now are engaged in active pa- troling. Five Japanese air raids, wilh only minor casuallies resulting, were reported in Mac Arthur's com- munique. Our bombeVs plastered 45 tons of bombs on Kahili airdrome and nearby installations at Buin on the southern tip of Bougainville. A 10,00-ton Japanese cargo ship, part of u convoy apparently at- lempting lo run supplies lo lhe big Rabaul garrison on New Britain, was left flaming in St. George channel, between New Britain and New Ireland, by two direct hils from a navy Calalina. One Allied medium bomber was lost lo anti-aircraft fire at . Hansa Bay on a bombing and strafing sweep of lhe New Guinea coast. Ickes Seeks Probe of Oil Contract Wushinlon, Nov. 22 — ifl'i— Petroleum Administrator Harold L. Ickes today demanded a re-examination of contracts for the U. S. financed $130,00,000 Canol Oil project in Canada which he said the War Department undertook without prior consultation with his office. Ickes told the Senate's Truman of the Typographical Union, financial secretary and treasurer. Named on the executive committee were Smith and William Box, El Dorado, representing the AFL; W. C. Mullins, El Dorado, and Wilson, for the Railroad Brotherhoods; E. B. Epping, Fort Smith, and Henderson for the CIO: Walter M. Purvis and L. W. Buchanan, for the Farmers Union; and Griffey and Floyd Browning for the Typographical Union. Among the speakers at the all- day session were Van A. Bittner, vice president of lhe CIO's United Sleelworkers of America, and For mer Gov. Carl E. Bailey, legisla live representative for the Brother hood of Railway Trainmen. Fourth Great Battle for Changsha Chungking, Nov. 22— (fP) — I fourth great batlle for Changsha capital of Hunan province in Cen Irul China, loomed as a possibilit today as the Japanese extende two strong spearheads towar Changteh, wesl of Tunglin Lake and were reported lo be strength- Yochow base east of —War in Pacific By WILLIAM F. TYREE United Press Staff Correspondent , Pacific Fleet Headquarters, ' 'earl Harbor, -Nov. 22 UP — r merican marines and army,, roops, side by side, fought to expand their beachheads on the two argest island chains of Tarawa nd Makin in the Gilbert islands of he Central Pacific today and & 4 uick decision was expected. ^ L Backed by a setady stream of air Dower and the most massive naval orce the American navy ever has ' :oncentraled in the Pacific, the Americans swarmed into the Gilberts determined to see to it that- he fighting went just one way — heir own'. The navy was prepared for any ventuality, right up to a showdown battle with the Japanese fleet if the enemy should decide to challenge .he invasion force. The American forces began landing on the Gilberts on Saturday jut there have been no further details of the fighting since Admiral Chester Nimitz announced the invasion yesterday with a brief statement that our forces have established beachheads. We met resistance on both islands, but the stif- i fest was on Tarawa. ' :'*F6r six days before the invasion, our air forces had conducted a terrific softening-up bombing assault on both islands. At Tarawa, American heavy s bombers hammered the island » chain from end to end, destroying the airfield and Jap places. ^-\ A ' They ; battered": :do\{jn 'Barrficksf serit"birva'umps"-. up Tin flames, anc pounded gun emplacements and each defenses, ' • The invasion: of the Gilberts ushed the Allied battle line in the • Western Pacific north of the equa- or for the first time since Bataan ell, but obviously, it is only the eginning of further conquests. The Marshall islands lying north- vest of the Gilberts probably are ext on the invasion calendar. An American hold on the Gilberts annot be secured until the Mar- halls also are in our hands. That ipens the way for the next step— he reconquest of Wake The navy's strategy was not J vholly clear, but it appeared that one of the prime objectives is a jincers drive on the Jap naval and air base at Truk in the Carolines. One way or the other, the issue •' <i Four hours after the above notes were made. Col. Holzupfel brought lCo;-.;iiV_ii or. Pags Tw;) Committee lhat in return for "enormous investments and risks which we alone have assumed," the nation should be acordcd bales and excluding linters, com- j peimanent peace-lime share of lhe pared with 10,676,552 a year ago. and 8.808,276 Iwo years ago. Ginnings by states, with comparative figures for a year ago, follow: Arkansas 972,405 and 1,246.841; Missouri 245,872 and 349.865. In most J'oi nis tin- the mak of the lower animal fi'irnlr '•" I:IV™P Minn oil and products to be produced upon terms commensurate with the magnitude of the contribution which this government has made." The project consists of experimental drilling, u pipeline from Fort Norman lo White Horse, Canada, an oil refinery at White Horse, and roads and other facili- lie? being buili by ;i C:m:irli:m nil i ply for one company. ' parachute. ening their the lake. Changteh, 100 miles southeast of Iho Yanlze river port of Ichang and 25 miles west of the lake, would provide' lhe Japanese wilh a po- lenlial springboard for a thrust at Changsha, 100 miles to the southeast. Brig. Gen. Edgar Glenn., chief of staff of the U. S. 14th Air Force, describing the Tungting Lake scc- lor us "Area No. 1 in importance," said "we are giving all support possible lo lhe Chinese troops trying lo repel lhe advance on Changteh, which i- lhe corridor of approach to Chungking." He said the Japanese were within 10 miles of Changteh. Whether the Japanese offensive had such an ambitious purpose as a drive toward Chungking, war lUne Chinese capital, was still unclear, Glenn said, adding it might be only an attempt' "to loot the rich rice harvest." It takes 162 pairs of silk stockings, probably will be decided quickly. The fighting space is too small lor anything else. ' So small, that they just cannot nold both Americans and Japs iong. Tarawa and Makin consist of a series of coral reefs projecting above the water, each somewhat ring-shaped with a lagoon-on the inside. The islands are tiny. Some run as much as 11 miles long, but none is more than a mile wide. They are hard-surfaced and com- ' paratively flat, and the only vege- lalion is cocoanut trees. The very nature of the islands makes it impossible for any Guadalcanal or New Guinea type of protracted struggle through jungle growth: Pearson Story of Reprimand Branded False Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Nov. 22 — (IP) Allied headquarters denied loday that Lt.-Gen, George S. Patlon, Jr., ever was reprimanded by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and said he is still in command of :he American Seventh Army. Drew Pearson, radio commentator, broadcast last night from Washington th'at Gen. Patton had been "severely reprimanded" by Gen. Eisenhower and expresed the opinion Patlon would nol "be used in combat any more." Pearson said Eisenhower's reprimand followed an altercation involving Palton, a shell-shocked soldier in a Sicilian hospital, and lhe medical officer commanding the hospital. Pearson said the argument began when Patton ordered the soldier from bed and the medical officer intervened. The headquarters announcement said: "Gen. Patton is commanding the Seventh Army, has commanded it since il was activated and is continuing to command it. "Gen. Patton has never been reprimanded at any lime by Gen. Eisenhower or by anybody else in Ihis theater." The announcement said also "no the equivalent of a five years' sup- report has ever reached this headquarters of any soldier refusing to obey an order by Gen. Patton." v.'omnn, tn mnke one

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