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"" *»„ ITOH STAR, HO M, ARKANSAS erman Breakdown Near Despite Peace Rumor Of ftie News by Mackenzie Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Coble. (This column* conducted reg- - ularly by DeWitt MacKenzie, is written in his absence today by J. M. Roberts, Jr.) Classified Adi mutt bt In office day btfbr* publication. All Want Ads cash In advance. N«» token dv«r th« Phon«. On* tlm»—le word, minimum SOc ThM« tlfMtxtjy)* wtrt, minimum SOe ll» t!m«—5e ««r4, mmlmum 75* Out m«(MH—lie wort, mlnmlam $1.70 { <<5tes are for continuous Insertions only THE MORE YOU TEU. THE QUICKER YOU SELL." For Sole SEE US BEFORE l£*U BUY, sell or trade furniture. The best place in town to buy furniture. Ideal Furniture Store. 27-lmpd. ISO 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 condition. LaMar Cox. 22-6tc 1937 FOUR-DOOR SEDAN FORD. Practically new four excellent tires. Same as new. Irving Urrey. 26-3tch 40 ACRES MIXED LAND. 30 IN cultivation. Good spring well. Mile east of Blevins. See Jess Wood. 27-6tp Notice rp t, Peace talk is going around again. The pope is reported acting as go-between for the Allies and Germany. Senator Downey of California says he has it from unusually well-informed sources that influen- Rn v>c! T ATDTSTTA mrvrr F NFW tial Germans are seeking a way| BOYS LATONIA BICYCLE. NEW out. A member of parliament sug- j gests the German people be told ' just what they can expect from an armistice. Brendan Bracken, British minister of information, takes cognizance with, a warning against misplaced optimism. Many reports so wild that they have not obtained publication have been current for some; days. There are reports of prospective conference between Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin and possibly Chiang. Hitler armies are reeling in Russia, and his Italian front more and more resembles a hopeless holding action, Allied observers • estimate that three or four more big raids will wipe out Berlin, and Louis P. , Lochner, who spent many years there as an Associated-Press correspondent, says elimination of Berlin will probably eliminate Germany as a belligerent. There are bound to be influential if non-official Germans who seek a way out. Paul Kern Lee, AP correspondent familiar with Franz Von Papen's doings in An-kara, says that very slippery dip-lomat can be expected to try to pull a Badoglio any time he is in Germany and he went there re-cently. CHRISTMAS GIFTS ON DISPLAY and on hand at my home. All kinds of Fuller brushes. 902 South Fulton, Phone 138. Mrs. Leon Bundy. 23-te HAVE YOUR OLD MATTRESS made new. Prices reasonable. Used furniture bought or accepted as payment on your mattress. Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. . : ' 10-lmp CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. FOR 30 days only! Mattresses remade. Sheeting 3.95. Striped fick, 5.95. Free delivery. Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. 24-lmp It is quite possible that one result of a Roosvelt-Churchill-Stalin conference would be an announcement of what Germans can expect of the peace —gust as a similar step regarding Austria was taken very neatly at Moscow and the German people might respond as individua^. But there is no indication yet that the German people have anything to do with the course of Germany. Nor that the Nazis are wiling to -get out, or could be "thrown out. , Then, too, a country suing for peace might be expected to tell its armies to be very careful of their conduct. But we have just heard of, a masacre -in Jtaly because a girl's relatives killed a German in saving her from ..attackers. And Switzerland reports a Nazi threat to raze the ancient French city,of Grenoble in reprisal from ;dbntin-; ued sabotage. .'•' ' '•• Thq mehjWho' are fighting Ger- ! many testify to her continued strength.'i They do not feel that November, ,1943, is quite the same as Npvember, 1918. Many have expected a" climax this fall; many more * are sure that it is not far away; but still there seems little valid reason to doubt such men as 1 Roosevelt, Churchill and Bracken, who als^o might agree that anything can happen, but who profess to count only on more and bloodier battles for the immediate future. 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 HAVE YOUR MATTRESS HE- made now for Christmas. Cobb s Mattress Shop. 712 West 4th Street. Phone 445-J. 23-Ctp CLOCK REPAIR WORK, CLEAN- 3# ed and fixed. Bring 523 W. : Ave. D. them to 24-6tp Help Wanted EXPERIENCED GROCERYMAN, by; well known local firm. Apply Notre Dame's Title Risked in Tilt Today New York, Nov. 27 (#)— Three bowl bids, the Eastern championship and Notre Dame's hopes for a perfect season hang in the balance today as the college football season grids to a • close. Both sides of the New Orleans Sugar Bowl still are in the to-be- invited department as is Texas' foe* in the Cotton Bowl. When today's action is over the wires will be hot. Army and Navy always demand top billing from ocean to ocean when they have so-so clubs, but this year, in a wartime atmosphere that has shuttled the game to West Point and limited attendance to 16,000, the interest is world wide and the football strictly top drawer. The Eastern title is an added prize for the winner. Notre Dame shoots for its first unbeaten, untied record since 1930 before an all-Navy throng of 22,000 at Great Lakes. Although their record is not as impressive, the Sailors are built along the same rugged lines as the Iowa Seahawks who gave the Irish the scare of the season last week. The Hawks meet Minnesota in their finale. Two unbeaten teams clash as Southwestern Louisiana faces Randolph Field in what is slated to be a throwing duel between Alvin Dark and the Fliers' Glenn Dobbs. A post season bid is likely for the victor and possibly for both. Georgia-Georgia Tech, meaning Johnny Cook vs. an injured Eddie Prokop, may hold the answer to another bowl riddle. North Carolina plays, Virginia on a neutral field at Norfolk, Va. For the first time since 1916. Other Southern Feuds include Texas Christian- Southern Methodist, Southwestern Texas-Rice and Camp Lcjeunc- Jacksonville Navy. * Southern Cal has its final Rose Bowl prep against cross-town rival U.C.L.A., Del Monte Pre - Flight takes on California and Oklahoma meets Nebraska. A Lafayetle-Le- high encore and Brooklyn's finale at Rutgers serve to ring down the curtain. The Army and Navy teams trot onto the field virtual even-money betting favorites. Shunted to tiny Michic Stadium by a presidential order which limited spectators to those who live within a 10-mile radius of the field, the game drew only 16,000 fans in contrast to the 100,000 which jammed stadiums at Chicago and Philadelphia in peace time encounters. The teams have suffered only one defeat each — by Notre Dame Letters Prom You Know Where Popular as Simla Clans Is this'Marine mailman distributing ItttOT to Hcli'.itii; men on Espirttu Santo, New Hebrides. SPORTS ROUNDUP •IT Bngh S. FiDertw, Jr.- Ouachita to Open Season in Basketball Associated Press Sports Columnist Fight, Team, Fight When the Army-Navy series was interrupted in 1894 for a few years, the recommendation to the Secretaries of War and Navy for discontinuing the competition said: "The practice in peace of those operations which most resemble war must be condemned, notwithstanding the fact that they are man- festly beneficial as military train- One-Minute Sports Page Lieut. Tony Hinkle, the Great Lakes coach, apparently is trying ti out-Leahy pessimist Frank Leahy of Notre Dame. After his Sailor scouts had seen the Iriah, Hinkle said: "From their reports it appears no play or ball carrier we've got will gain an inch of ground against the Irish." . . . Next week's fight card at the White Plains, N. Y., county .center wil be omitted because of an antique he presented it, the champ started wearing a G. I. topper and had no use for the civilian kind . . . Recently Mike unearthed the lid and gave it to Tami Mauriello and, to everyone's surprise, it was a perfect fit ... That may be taken as proof that Tami can wear Louis' crown, but we still contend he'd have quite a job trying to fill Joe's shoes. show If Mike Jacobs was running the joint, he'd have two of the antiques in the headline rounder. tcn- at Star office. 27-3tc Lost FROM. NORTH $ AZEL/ i ;BLACK mule. Weight abbGt 1,100 pounds; '. Slit ! in;! ear.. Notify J. L. ^wift. ; 50d North ,Hazel. $5.00 rewardi (,'••:".:' '• i : - ;' ; , ; ; 20-6tpd DARK COLORED HORSE MULE. 8 years old. Medium size. Sea T. S. McDavitt. Reward, • 23-tf BLACK, TAN COCKEREL SPAN- iel. 5 months old. Answers to name of Penny. Red colar. Telephone 531-R, Reward. Mrs. Bin McRae. 23-6tc. — and the Army had an additional blot on its record in the 13 to 13 tie by Pennsylvania. Today's winner will become the 1943 owner of the Lambert Trophy, emblematic of Eastern gridiron dominance. ; . .--. t Play by play descrijiitiphs of the game goes:to all parts'of the world for the entertainment of. the fighting, forces.- . •' ••','::'., British Widen (Continued From Page One) Duration Crown Just before Joe Louis entered the army, Promoter Mike Jacobs wanted to give hi ma small present and bought a $22.50 hat. But before Service Dept. George Murphy, former Notre Dame captain who plays end for his Camp Lcjeune, N. C., Marines, plays a borrowed violin to keep his fingers limber for catching passes. The boys say he really pan saw it out, but Coach Jack Chevigny probably finds him a refreshing change from some of the "fiddle footed" ends he has encountered in his career . . . Just before the recent Kecsler Field (Miss.)-Arkahsas Ag- gies footbal game, the Aggie team manager told reporters to add the y Fitzsimmons Takes Over as Dodger Chief Philadelphia, Nov. 27 (IP)— Fa Freddie Fitzsimmons, the onetime artful Dodger,.took a firm grip on the Philadelphia Phillies reins to day and galoped off in search o some new baseball talent, "We have our eyes on what w* think is a pretty good shortstop and we need a real catcher," said the manager after conferring yesterday for the fjrst time with youthful Bob Carpenter, new Phillies president. ' "Whatever Fitzsimmons wants in the way of players will be gptten for him ,—}f the finances permit." added Carpenter, who had just declared that Freddie "is going to be the .boss on the field and in the clubhouse.' 1 (JJarpenter said he would offer Herb Penn,ock, veteran American League pitcher, the post of general manager. He had no comment on the possible division of authority between the team manager and the general manager. DOVE COLORED MULE. 700 pounds. Scar on right shoulder. See George E. Smith, Emmet, Rt. 1 Box 108. 27-3tp Wonted to Rent FIVE OR SIX-ROOM HOUSE. Prefer Ward 1 or 2. Employed in city. Reasonably permanent. No small children. Reference. Call Hope Star. 2-tfdh. Wonted few minutes waves of American Bostons and Mitchels and other Allied planes unleashed showers of death that drove the enemy to shelters. "The Eighth Army troops moved forward while the bombs were dropping ahead of them, forcing the Germans to give ground," the official announcement said. Only one enemy plane was encountered in the Eighth Army zone. It was on reconnaissance and was shot down at sea. In all aerial operations yesterday 13 enemy planes were knocked down whiue six Allied craft were missing. Figbri §y The Assisted Press Detroit Qoley Welch, 160 1-2, Poftlane}, Maine, outpointed Ossie Harris, 158, Pittsburgh, (10). Binghampton, N. Y.— Norm Cor- darp, J49, Batavia, N. Y-, knocked oui AJ Jolson, 149, New Orleans, (I). Highland Falls, N. J. — Frankie Rubino, 132, Brooklyn, stopped Joe Rivera, 134, Puerto Rico, (5). Philadelphia — Sany Mack, 150, Baltimore, outpointed John "Reds" Rahn. 143, Philadelphia, (8). SET OF SINGLE BUGGY HAR- ness. Moore's City Market. 22-6tp For Rent TWO ROOM FURNISHED APART- ment. Bills paid. 1002 East Second Street. Phone 740-J. 23-litp TWO ROOM APARTMENT. Large rooms. Frigidaire. Private bath. Garage. Built in cabinets. Phone 657-W. 801 South Main. 26-3tc FIVE ROOM HOME IN GOOD neighborhood. Electric refrigerator. Inner spring mattresses. Write Box 236, Hope, Arkansas. 27-3tch TWO ROOM FURNISHED APART- Q. Will my State WAC training unit now being formed stay together? A. Yes. Through basic training period. • • Q. Where are the WAC basic training centers? A, Fort Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia; Daytona Beach, Florida. Q. What is basic training? Apprentics (.continued From Page One) World Wai' No, 1. America withdrew from world affairs after the other war, demobilized her big army and abandoned her war supply plants; but this time our country has exjiancjed permanently into world affairs', requiring a larger standing army and a larger war industry, which means there will be a continued scarcity of labor in all civilian lines, even after the actual fighting has ended, he said. Officers of the Divtrsified Occupation club are: President—Billy Dan Jones; Vice- President, Lyle Allen; Secretary- Treasurer, Mickey Boyette; Editor- Promotion Manager, Don Rogers. Committees include: Social, Annie ment for adults. Phone 391, Mrs. Earl King, Margaret Phippin, Aus- W. H. Olmstead, 622 South Fulton St. 27-3tp Today in Congiw By The Associated Press Senate and House In until Monday. rectss LARGE BEDROOM FOR TWO girls. Private entrance. Adjoining bath. Call 823-W after 6 p. m. 521 West 4th. 27-6tp TWO UNFURNISHED ROOMS. Private entrance to bath. 821 West 7th St. 27-6tp Wonted to Buy 2 OR 3 GOOD MILCH Must be fresh. Irving Hope Route 1, Phone COWS. Urrey, 28-W-3. 24-3tc Ust or Strayed ONE BLACK HEIFER. SEE IVY Mitchell, Hope/ Ark- . 27-3tp tin Ross; Membership, Glen Hart, Mary Lou Booth, Opal Smith; Education, Mattie Mae Garrett, Mildred Pur,tle, Thomas While; Activity, Jean Bryant, Norman Jeun ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK <& National stockyards, 111., Nov. 27 (/P)— (WFA) hogs, 80; around 10 higher than Friday on a few good and choice 20-2GO Ibs at 13.70-80; one load 13.85; sows steady at K'.GO; compared,Friday last week. 180 Ibs up steady lo strong; • 170 Ibs down steady to 15 lower; sows fully steady. Cattle, 100; calves, 25; compared with close last week: steers, mixed yearlings, heifers and cows of all grades 75-1.00 higher; bulls steady; vealers 25 higher; replacement material 50 higher; bulks for week steers 12.00-15.00 mixed yearlings and heifers 10.00-13.00; beef cows 8.50 - 10.50; canners and cutters C.00-8.25; medium and good sausage bulls 9:00-11:00; replacement steers 9.50-11.00. Sheep, none; compared Friday last week: lambs 1.00-1.25 higher; Fayettcvllle, Nov. 27 (/P) Arkansas' Razorbacks, bolstered by addition of a Ouachita college cage star, will get their first major test of the 1043-44 basketball season here tonight when they tangle with the army specialized training unit's engineer all-stars. The engineer team is composed of former college and independent stars now training al the university. The new addition lo the Porker squad is William Flyrit, former all-state forward at Becbe high school, who transferred to Arkansas from Ouachita college. Flynt starred'in Ouachita's games In the national tournament at Denver in 1941. Two new games have been added to the -Razorback schedule. The Porkers will play the 16th division from Camp Chaffcc at Fort Smith, Dec. 20 and the Conway independents at Fayetleville Dec. 9. Collected Art Before Movies Drafted Him BY BOBBIN COONS Hollywood When Vincent Price was 10 years old, back in St. Louis he went on a shopping expedition and came back with a Rembrand etching. It was the first piece of art he ever bought, and the begin ning of a habit. Today, in a little alley shop in Beverly Hills, you can drop in any day for a look at Price's etching —and oils, water colors and penci sketches loo. Almost any day, tha is. Some days you'll find the shoi closed, with a cryptic note on the door explaining that the clkcrs, al three, have left their pictures t work in pictures. They arc informal and vcrj merry tradespeople — Vincent, hi wife Edith Barrett, and their fricnc George Macready — and their re cent opening has given a slrikinf new proof that Hollywood, one namTof B^V Hoiick',"" a" Marine notcd as a community that bough paintings by size and books by the yard, is really going in for capita' A art. Price hasn't been shopkeeper lately. Sweaty and scragglc-bcard- cd, he has been manning a big gun and jumping into foxholes of a movie Bataan on a back-lot jungle for "The Eve of St. Mark." The movie bombs explode, sending crushed cork flying everywhere, and then Vince comes out of his fox-hole and tells us about his new venture. "I wanted to act, and I wanted to colcct art, and some day to have my osvn art store," he says. After Yale, Price went to the University of London, having failed to convince Broadway managers that he could act.: He achieved that first ambition by playing a cop in a London production of "Chicago," following' this debut by playing Prince Albert in "Victoria Regina" first in London, later opposite; Helen Hayes in America. And during hjs stay abroad he spent all his spare cash "picking up" little art treasures. Sometimes, to acquire a Renoir or a Dega's, he subsisted on soups for weeks. When he married Edith Barrett, he found her an equally avid art-lover. So not long ago they found the little shop in the alley, and with Macready they spent three weeks and $200 renovating its one room. They opened with a show, and roped in another friend, actor Richard Whorf, lo display his own oils. About 25 guests were invited, 350 came, and the whole show was sold. Giddy with success, they staged others. Price's own collection ol 200 items has been whittled, by now, to three — but he doesn't mine because he is, at last, a dealer. Among the steadier customers: Tallulah Bankhcad, Marlcne Dietrich, Jean Cabin, Hcdy Lamarr, Thomas Mitchell, Paulette Goddard, Alfred Hitchcock. halfback who played last fall for Oklahoma A. and M. to the Arkansas roster. "We almost forgot we brought him along," the manager explained . . . The first touchdown was scored on a 94-yard return of an intercepted pass. The runner, of course, was the forgotten man, Bily Houck. Generals of Two Wars J - A.V.-1 •* *w -v . Hope Star TM£ WfeAfHEft Arkansas- Partly cloudy and cooler this afternoon and tonight; temperature 25 to 30 in north; 28 to 34 In south portion tonight; Tues< day fair, warmer in horthWest portion. 45TH YEAR: VOL. 45—NO. 38 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929, HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY In this new photo-portrait, Gen. George C. Marshall, U. S. Army chief of staff, sits at his desk before a painting of World War !'• Gen. John J. Pershing. O'Hooper Dies at San Luis Obispo Friends of Gladys Turner Hooper will regret to hear that O'Neal Hooper passed-away on Nov. 23rd. Mr. Hooper was a patient for the past two and one-half years in the Tuberculosis hospital, San Luis Obispo, where Mr. Hooper's sisters reside. Flashes of Life By The Associated Press Tested Pocatcllo, Idaho—The Pocalcllo army air base "bombardier" relays this suggestion for the na-1 lion's Thanksgiving Day menu: "Take one inductee, slightly jrccn, stir from bed at an early lour. Soak in shower. Dress in olicc drab. . .toughen with maneuvers. . .add liberal portions of jakcd beans and corn beef, .sweeten with chocolate bars. Let smoke occasionally. Bake in 10 degrees summer and let cool in below-zero weather. 'Serves 140,000,000 people." Answers to Questions You Want to Know About Joining Arkansas Training Unit of Women's Army Corps A. Teaches you the fundamentals of Army life. Q. Isn't training hard? A. Just for the first few days; ithen you'll be proud with your company on inspection day. Q. What happens after basic training? A. Either active duty with a field unit, a specialist school, or officer candidate school. Our State WAC Unit Is Forming Now and Will Be Specially Honored ... Join and Train With Your Neighbors Market Report J- Fort Smith Would Meet f Smackover Fort Smith, Nov. 27 — (/]'>— A new move for a post season high school football game was unfii-'r way here today. :'-, Fort Smith war chest officials began efforts lo arrange a game in Fort Smith between the Fort Smith Grizzlies, second place winners in the Arkansas High school conference, and the non-confcrci|i l c Smackover Buckaroos, who arc unbeaten and untied. ' Plans for a post-season tilt bc- wcen Hot Springs and Smackover were dropped when Fort Sro^h valloped the Spa eleven, ¥t ?• ' Thanksgiving Day. *' Los Angeles — Asserting that common colds cost 10,000,000 man- days of labor annually, the city noalth department says that a kiss is as much of a cold spreader as a cough, . . •. • • The department's; •wintdiy, season admonition:'{'Quit! \ i. • : ; ''i1 t'lli Expanding : ; '' Deer Lodge, Mont. — Warden .......Henry has a manpower short-j age al the Montana stale prison,' principally because it's producing so much food. More than half the 500 prisoners are now living outside the wall- farming. Man-Bites-Dog Dept, Denver —Rationing board em ployes sat down at headquarters to a donated Thanksgiving dinner, with turkey and all the trimmings — or nearly all. Nobody remembered the sugar and butter lo donate . And the board said it couldn't issue special rations. Gilded Lily Los Angeles Police said Louis BotcHos, 52, booked on suspicion o: illegally wearing a uniform, wore these insignia on his army tunic Yerger Tigers Lose to Berniece, La., 7-0 j The Yerger Tigers went down) swinging in a Thanksgiving Day game played at Berniec'c,'-, La., when the local negroes lost 7 to 0, I The game may have ended the ] season or Yerger, the coach /J nounced. | Purple Heart, Pacific combat South American spending. Duke, Mildred. Zelma A'aron. Richardson and Sports Mirror 10- Qy The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Jimmy Biv ins outpoints Lee Savold in a 10 rounder. Three Years Ago — Don Lash wins seventh straight National A. A. U. cross country title, covering 10,000 meters in 30:25.8 for a new record. Five Years Ago — Harry Stela, tackle from Kankakee, II., named Army 1939 football captain. sheep generally 50 higher; top on choice lambs 14.50; bulk good and choice for week 13.75-14.50 choice clipped lambs topped at 14.00; medium and good largely 12.25-13.50; common throwouts moslly around 10.00; aged wethers 6.00-700; yearlings 12.50-75; medium and good wooled slaughter ewes largely 5:005.50. (Stands for night) — - —~«ai> o-w" NEW YORK COTTON New York, Nov. 27 — W)— Absence of liquidating pressure in the December position led to a moderate rally in the cotton market today Future's r]ns<?H un''h;m2prl tn 15 cents a bale higher. | Dec high 19.29 low 19.20 — last 19.21N up 2 Mch high 19.27 — low 19.20 — last 19.20-21 up 3 May high 19.04 — low 18.97 — last 18.98-99 up 3 ,- Jly high 18.85 — low 18.77 — last 18.77-78 unchanged Oct (new) high 18.56 — low 18.49 — last 18.51 up 2 Middling spot 20.03N up 2 N-nominal. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Nov. 27 l/P) Stock owners today continued to adjust accounts on the idea victory in Europe could be nearer than generally expected and most market leaders added fractions to their recent decline. Dealings were slack throughout, transfers of 341,070 shares being among the smallest for the past several months. Mild year-end tax selling was a handicap and numerous customers trimmde commitments or remained gloof pending possible big international news breaks over Sunday. Minor losses were in the majority approaching the close. Bonds were uneven. Commodities did better. The Rush Begins Thirty-one per cent of the em- ployes of small-arms (industries theater, Asiatic service with three stars, defense bar with two stars. World War I ribbon with five stars, Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Guerre with palms, Belgian, Cuban and Nicaraguan campaign ribbons, amphibious forces, Guadalcanal and Alaska action, scrgent's stripes, and 20 years' service stripes. Oh, yes — the good conduct ribbon, too! Miscellany El Dorado, Kas. Farmer George T. Onnen found a women's hand? bag containing: $165 in cash, a bank book showing deposists of $4,645, an unrecorded mortgage for $300, a diamond ring and three sticks of gum. Onnen also found the owner next day — and a $50 reward. The Christmas rush gets under way for postal employees as first packages tor servicemen overseas atrive at New York post- office for sorting and shipping. Postal Item Falls City, Neb. — E. R. Miller mailed his letter in a Jiurry. The postoffice returned the missive and called attention to the fact that Miller Haad used two $1 war stamps as postage. REEQE NAMED CAPTAIN Columbia, Md., Nov. 27 —(/P)— members of the University of Missouri football squad named Don Reece, All-Big Six Conference ful- back, Honorary Captain for the season just closed, Reece also captained the 1942 championship Tigers. The Russian Black Sea naval base of Kherson was founded during the rtiu'i oj. OutUtiunt 'ii.e Great. USE • TABLETS. SAW?, N0$f PROPS ir Wonted —Milk Attention Farm Producers! We will buy all the fresh milk you can bring in to r Qlie's Dairy ' ^^^__ 8th Army on nsive One Man Rule Arrives in Georgia , Rossville, Ga. i/P) — Wanta kntfev ! all about the manpower shortage? Talk to Mayor Herman Ogle Bowman who'.s also city judge, chief of police, chief of the fire department, commissioner of streets and sewers, head of the a,'ty council, justice of the peace, clerk of ordinary and general manager of the city of Rossville. In addition, he is his own bookkeeper, stenographer and secretary. £. Senate Will (Continued From Page One) to our South American Allies." iCin- alor McKellar (D-Tenn) claimld Butler had alowed his imagination to "run away with him." Chairman Byrd (D-Va) of a Senate committee probing government spending said he had asked Ro(£e- feller for a complete accounting t»J Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Civilian Goods Nearer Why Food Subsidy Was Beaten » A press dispatch from Washington over the week-end reports the gradual elimination of "Victory merchandise" and o slow increase in civilian supplies." — —— —— ® Minor 'Improvement lien Does Not Affect Land Title Little Rock, Nov. 29 (XT 5 )—The mupreme court today ruled that a nax lien of an improvement district aflcr foreclosure remains against the properly and is collectable from the donee or purchaser though the lien docs not affect jfitle to the land. * The decision was written by chief justice Griffin Smith in reversing Miller county chancery court which had awarded Miller drainage district number G title lo aland it claimed through a 1932 fore- ^closurc. The lands were acquired by J. A. Terry in January 1939 through n donation certificate from the state land office and confirmed . in 1941 with a donalion deed. 1 The Supreme Court directed the '.lower tribunal to award title to >\ Terry under provisions of the two year statute of limitation, with the provision that within a reasonable time, to be determined by the court, Terry pay improvement ^district assessments maturing sub- ,j,?scqucnt to 1932. , ........ "No decision,; ..construing the limitation act implies that one who has held for two years under a clerk's dcod or by^.donaUon will 'bo proleclea lev sucn ' an "extent V'.hat betterment assessments, good lille is in the state and capable of being asserted against n private purchaser, arc wiped ouc by the donee's possession for two years," Ihc decision held. Rockefeller said in an address at an American Legion dinner last night that Butler's $13,000,000,000 estimate on South American cxpcwii- tures was "a misrepresentation*^? the facts." All outlays by government agencies in Latin America during Ihe past three years, including military and naval installations, total less than $600,000,000, Rockefeller added. & "Historic Mistake" /•/•? A bill repealing the 61-year-old I Chinese exclusion act rcachecj I President Roosevelt's desk follow ing Senate approval. Mr. had termed'th/s exclusion tion "a historic mistake," The'w t pealing measure substitutes'''tor \ flat ban on Chinese Immigration i) quote under which 105 members of that race would be admitted annually. It also makes Chinese residents of this country eligible naturalization. ^ Holding that the presence of a bobby pin in a soft drink bottle did not in itself rcivlor the di-ink unfit for consumption the Supreme Court reversed Craighead county circuit court in awarding $150 damages to $ Josephine Hambrooke, Jonesboro stenographer, against the Coca Cola Bottling Company. Miss Hambrooke claims she found a bobby pin in a botlle of Coca Cola after consuming half the ^drink and that it had made her ill. i" "It is pure speculation and conjecture to say thai the foreign substance, a bobby pin in this case, rendered the Coca Cola unfit lo drink or caused her illness," the court declared, directing the lower *fcourt to dismiss the suit. Ruling that the "bargain counter 1 ' land bill passed in the 1934 special session of the legislature was invalid in part, the Supreme Court reversed Miller county chan- /.cery court and awarded title to 60 "acres of tax-forfeited land to J. E. Waldon. Waldon in 1923 had sold the land to D. J. Holland. It became vacant in 1920 and was forfeited to the state for taxes in 1928. Waldon re•£' acquired the acreage under a state donation certificate march 7, 1933. Holland sought to reclaim the land under the 1934 act, a temporary depression measure, which provided that properly lost by (Continued on Page Two) quantities of steel, aluminum and copper have been made available for civilians, the dispatch continues; and while the use of these metals is restricted to 'repair, maintenance and replacement parts" the fact that the United Nations now actually have a surplus of materials over the demand of the military is quite heartening lo the civilian populace. What this means is that we may be able to convert some of our war machine back to civilian production before the war actually ends. You cnn't depend on it. but the possibility is there—and that ccr- j tainly is more than could be said a year, or even six months, ago. The great hold-back, in all probability, is the manpower shortage, which is felt just as keenly in the big manufacturing centers as in | Hope. It is being noised around the automobile and tire stations that the United Stales now has a pretty good supply of synthetic rubber, enough to go a long way toward satisfying civilian tire needs—but the rubber companies don't have the skilled labor lo turn raw material into finished products. To that extent, therefore, the fate of all civilian business is still wrapped up in the United Nations fighting machine—where much of our manpower necessarily is today, and will continue to be until Germany cracks. * * * The administrations' food subsidy program is doomed by an overwhelming opposition in both houses of congress, and while I have been writing against the subsidy fc you 1 Clellan also speak against it here in Hope last summer, I think congressman Bill Fulbright has said something eminently worth-while. In a speech in the House of Representatives November 23, the Fayetlovillc man (quoting from his complete text here before mc) said: "Neither the people nor this congress believes that the sub : sidy program can or will be efficiently or properly . adiilin- islercd. • . ' • ' ''•'.•; : "The reason for this distrust of the administering agencies is not found in a single instance of maladministration. It is found in a long series of relatively insignificant instances of unwise, but more especially arbitrary, actions of the various administrators. Perhaps of even greater importance is the fact that the bureaus have been unable to administer the laws without practically suffocating everyone with mountains of regulations and questionnaires that few people can understand. "In short. I think the basic objection lo subsidies on a large scale, touching millions of small producers, is the distrust that the congress and the people feel toward the administering agencies." i£long time, and many of Senator John L. Mc- Russians Hearing Zhlobin; Nazis May Be Trapped By HENRY C. CASSIDY Moscow, Nov. 29WP)—The Red Army was advancing rapidly toward the important rail junction of Zhlobin today in a drive along the escape gap northwest of Gomel through which broken German forces were attempting to flee to the west bank of the Dnieper. Sweeping up 150 villages and seizing many prisoners, Russian troops yesterday pushed to within 20 miles of Zhlobin, a Soviet communiqo said. Meanwhile other Russian forces surged forward to the west and southwest in White Russia and killed 3,800 Nazis in heavy fighting extending from the Gomel area to below Dnepropetrovsk. v (The London radio, in a broad- \ ":i,st recorded by CBS, said one Soviet spearhead was only lii miles from Zhlobin). The Germans persisted in heavy lank and infantry assaults in the three Ukrainian sectors of Koro- stcn, Chcrnkiakhov and Qrusilov. but still had no major gain to show j since taking Zhitomir. (The Berlin radio yesterday claimed the recapture of ICorostcn, j which is 75 miles northwest of Kiev.) Gen. Konslantin K. Rossov sky's white Russian Armies plunged ahead toward Zhlobin after capturing Buda-Koshplevskaya on the Gomcl-Zhlotain-Minsk railroad nearly 30 miles northwest of Gomel, in a single day's advance of 10 miles from, Uvarovichi, Dense forests and deep swamps in this region made the campagin difficult, but the Red Army appeared to be advancing as fast 'as humanly possible against stubborn German resistance. The Soviet com- munique said the Germans were mining roads and dynamiting bridges as they retreated. In the fiercest engagement in the Zhlobin corridor more than 700 German officers and men were reported wiped out in an encircling Today's War Map NEA Service I elepnoTo With the collapse of Gomel the Russian Armies reach the upper Dnieper knocking a hole in German defense at Propoisk. Nazi counterattacks in the Korosten salient were repulsed. Successes in Pacific Over Week-End, Construction Crews Enter Newly-Won Gilberts movement around two heavily for- | northeast. By The Associated Press The probable sinking of a Japa-® ne.so cruiser, reports of 2,00'.i enemy dead on Bougainville island and intensified aerfal activity highlighted a busy weekend in the Southwest Pacific theater of war while construction crews moved into the newly-won Gilberts to the •—War in Pacific Keeping Up With Ration Coupons .•\ y Processed and Canned Foods: November 1—First day for green' stamps A, B and C in Ration Book 4. November 20 — Bast day for blue stamps X, Y and Z in Ration /•LBook 2. ..'•'• December 20—Last day for green stamps A, B and C in Ration Book 4. Meats, Cheese, Butter and Fats: November 7 — First day for brown stamp J in Ration Book 3. November 14 — First day for brown stamp K in Ratio , Book 3. 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. tified points. His Russian bulletin said 16 guns, 12 mortars, 70 ma- chineguns and two ammunition dumps were seized. The Red Army also continued to forge ahead in the Brezina river area to the west, capturing 24 populated places after: kiling, 400 of the German defenders.: j'<ji< Fighting 'likewise ; 'cOhtj-riued to rage in the roadless, heavily-wooded and marshy pripet river area where the Russians said they took several places by storm and repulsed repeated enemy attempts to counterattack. The Russian communique said the Germans hurled two infantry regiments and 50 tanks into eight unsuccessful counterattacks in the Brusilov area to the south. Twenty-eight of the tanks were destroyed and many Germans were slain before the attack was broken up the bulletin said. The Red Army also advanced southwest of Krcmenchug, taking several strong points and wiping out a battalion of Germans, and pushed ahead in the Dnieper bend southwest of Dnepropetrovsk, kil- ing 1,000 Nazis in one sector alone, the war bulletin declared. Navy Veteran Strangles Girl to Death New Orleans, Nov. 20 i/l 5 )— A frail 20-year-old veteran of the Battle of Midway who told officers "I lost my head" was questioned today in connection with the strangling to death last night of his sweet- Quail Season to Open on December 1 The open season on quail begins December 1st, and continues through January 31st. Resident hunting license is required of all parsons over sixteen years of age, who have resided in this state more than six months, and a nonresident hunting license, which cost $15.00, is required of all persons heart, 17, in a parked automobile who do not reside in the state or just outside the city in Jefferson have resided in the state less than ! parish. A Liberator heavy bomber patrolling St. George channel between New Britain and New Ireland islands Friday night dropped a 1,000-pound bomb squarely on the Jap cruiser, Gen. Douglas MacArthur reported. , ,. ,.. . The bomb pierced the. ship's armor and exploded inside:with a flash th'at lighted up the night sky. It was the 49th enemy warship sunk or damaged in the Northern Solomons during November. While General MacArthur described the cruiser as "light," returning fliers said it was of the medium class, of 12,000 lo 15,000 tons displacement. A spokesman for Adm. William F. Halscy, South Pacific fleet commander, reported more than 1,000 Japanese had been killed in a 10- day battle on Bougainville, invaded U Empress Augusta Bay by U. S. marines Nov. 1. This, he said, brought to 2,000 the number of enemy dead in fighting for that largest of the Solomon islands. Our dead and wounded combined, including casualties among army troops which have reinforced the marines, were given as 1,000. Allied bombers carried out their most extensive operations in weeks. Those of Admiral Halsey's wing alone dropped close to 200 tons of bombs, without interception. Eight key Japanese positions were assaulted. Liberators left 105 tons of bombs on enemy installations on Buka invasion channel to New Britain. Tht navy's construction gangs, the SBabees, were reported to ; have moved quickly onto the coral Atolls of the Gilberts which were secured last week by marines and infantry at a price costly to the invaders but more costly to the defending Japanese. The speed with which the Seabees were put on the job suggested the possible use of airfields in the Gilberts for early intensified bombing of the Jap-held Marshall jroup 350 miles to the north, as West Germany Blasted by RAF; Berlin Gets Rest London, Nov. 29 — (#>) — RAF bombers, striking from bases in Britain, blasted at targets in Western Germany again last night in bold defiance of German threats of mysterious reprisals for attacks on Berlin said to have left one-third of the Nazi capital in ruins. The raids were carried out, an air ministry communique said, by fleet Mosquitos, but the announcement failed to disclose the specific objectives. No planes were lost in he night operations, during which nines also were laid in enemy vatcrs, the bulletin said. Berlin had its second successive •aidless night while the sirens vere kept whining in Western Ger- nany by the Mosquitos. The great force of bombers seen streaming across the channel dur- ng the night apparently was a 'leet of minelayers and not the blockbusting caravan. | During daylight today, offensive onerations. in which four German | fighters were destroyed, were con' j ,nmed Formations of fighters and ighl bombers were seen returning from the direction of France. London had a short alert but no bombs were dropped during the night. The few bombs dropped in the home counties caused neither damage nor casualties. The new blow folowed the disclosure that approximately $2,50,00,00 is being spent to expand the already mighty British-American aerial offensive from Britain— an offensive which reached a new peak of intensity last week. Of the total, the air ministry news service said, about $552,00,000 will be spent on airfields and depots for the U. S. Eighth Air Force. At the same time Maj. Gen. William Kcpner, Eighth Air Force fighter command chief,' declared German air power definitely is growing weaker as the might of the Allies increases. "The enemy can fight back cleverly with limited resources," he said in a broadcast to the United States, "but he can't win against Boot Blacking CAtlfORNlA J 58,2*7 i%.wl Making Progress in Face ot Stilt Nazi Resistance —Europe Now a third of the way up the Italian boot and going strong, Allied armies have occupied all. of the blacked-in area. well as for holdings. defense of the new six months prior lo the opening season. Guns must be plugged to hold only three shells. Dogs any aye used in hunting quail must be licensed. The open season on fur bearing The tall youth, Irvin McCafferty Cummins, son of a university professor, was said by Dr. M. M. Odom, parish coronoer, lo have admitted the slaying. Under further questioning, Deputy Sheriff George Sugar: November 1 — First day for sugar stamp No. 29 in Ration Book 4. Good for five pounds. animals begins December 1st, and j Borgstcde said Cummins told him, continues through January 31st. AJ-J ,j on '|. know what happened to resident hunting license is required ; mc . We were in love and I lost of all persons over sixteen years'. mv | icuc i •• of age, who have resided in the \ T | 1C victim was Miss Joan Lewis, state more than six months. Per- j daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. 1 sons using twelve or less steel traps Lewis of New Orleans to whom I to lake fur bearing animals, a resi-1 Cummins said he was to have been ! dent hunting license is required, j married in about a year. j and persons using more than twelve I steel traps to take fur bearing ani- ] miils a $20.00 license is required, a | $50.00 license is required for a nonresident to hunt or trap fur bearing Gasoline: . November 21—Last day for No. 8. coupons in A Rati6n Book, good for three gallons. B and C coupons urc good 1'nr two f eich. animals commercially. From all information gathered this season bids fair lo be a good one. A good crop of quail is in prospect in Southwest Arkansas. Jn the first nine months of 1943. the KAF dropped more than 100,000 inns of bombs on Orv'T. f i.':v Cummins told officers he enlisted in the navy shortly after the outbreak of war, saw service in Samoa and was in action aboard a destroyer at the battle of Midway. He said he suffered a breakdown after Midway and was placed in Nearly Million Killed by Nazis at Kiev Moscow, Nov. 19—UP)— The Germans inflicted the most cruel fate on Kiev of any city they devastated, murdering or carrying away into slavery all but a handful of the city's 1,000,000 inhabitants. 'In Kiev alone, the Germans counted for nearly as many people as Britain or France lost in all of the last war. Survivors, like gro - lesque scarecrows, made a strange contract with robust, eager red army men streaming to the front through the recaptured city. During their occupation, Ger mans drove men, women and children to the Baby ,Yar ravine at the northwestern edge of the city, and mowed them down with ma chine guns and threw the bodies island just off the northern tip of imo sand pits- Between 60,000 and Bougainville, and -Mitchell mediums followed with bombing and strafing. Buin, at the southeastern tip of Bougainville, look a 71-ton bombing from torpedo and dive bombers. 300,000 to Be Drafted After January 1 Washington, Nov. 29 (/P)—Some 300,000 men, far more than the War Manpower Commission expected to be called, may be tapped by Uncle Sam for military service in January. WMC had indicated army draft requirements would drop sharply after the first of the year, but the War Department has certified a January call twice as large as expected. .As a result, the. combined'-Army-:' Navy monthly quota will remain at its present'level of about 300,000 at least for the first month of 1944. The War Department had to in-1 crease its January call by more than 50,000 above replacement requirements because of lagging en- 100,000 civilians and 25,000 War Prisoners were slaughtered by the Germans. Most of the civilians were Jews. The devastation of Kiev was worse than that inflicted on Stalin- Krad, Leningrad, Kharkov. Orle A heavy force of Mitchells, cov-I anc i Smolensk from a human and cred by Lightning fighters, made j spiritual viewpoint. a low-level attack on the Wewak and Borani airfields in' northeastern New Guinea, destroying at least five aircraft on the ground and damaging some 25 others. Beaufort attackers hit Rabaul in force and reported a heavy con- f"!••trillion of planes at that New Britain stronghold. Speedy P-T boats sank five barges loaded with 200 Japanese troops and artillery in Vitiaz strait, between New Guinea and New Britain. Ten enemy bombers with a screen of 15 fighters caused some damage to Allied positions at Finschhafen, New Guinea, but were intercepted on their homeward flight and eight Jap fighters were shot down and the other seven probably destroyed. No ground action was reported on Bougainville, where the Ameri- Missing Plane Found Near Cadc|o Gap. Grenada, Miss., Nov. 2!) —(7P) The bodies of three Grenada Army Air Base fliers who have been missing from their base since September 29 were found in the wreckage of their transport plante 35 miles west of Hot Springs. Ark., early Sunday, Captain G.M. Crawford, Grenada base public relations office)', said today. Listed as dead are: Second Lieutenant Howard R. Ormundsen, Richmond, N.Y., Second Lieutenant Charles F. Leidel. La Crescent. Minn.. Pfc Dale B. Watts, Paducah, Ky. i-rbLih^u, UMb 11^, \-Ultl YV111 CJg«Jil*3l,l,. , . «-•«— <-* the hammer blow .of-an air force llstm ents in the WAG and due to the failure of draft boards to meet their October quotas. The draft boards' below-standard induction figures' were attributed by selective service officials to uncertainty over father draft legislation and consequent reluctance to order pre-Pearl Harbor parents to report. Congress already has passed and sent to the White House legislation placing pre-war fathers at the bottom of the draft pool. WMC officials were unable to say how the stepped-up army induction rate would affect fathers. Whether a drop in draft calls can be .expected in February depends largely on the ability of draft boards to make up their October quotas by the end of January and on the future of the WAC enlistment drive, they added. Army officers have expressed satisfaction with performance of the women soldiers and have indicated they would welcome hundreds of thousands of them, but enlistments to date number only about 60,000. Disclosure of the new draft requirements came on the heels of- a complaint from the Office of Wai- Information that WMC officials were withholding manpower news from the public. OWI Director Elmer Davis, in a memorandum delivered to WMC Chief Paul V. McNutt, said the Manpower Commission has employed a "rather hostile" attitude toward the press. Davis' complaint was based on reports from the War Agencies Correspondents' Association. The OWI chief said WMC's attitude has "led to public confusion, antagonism of reporters and the conviction thai WMC is not giving out enough news." Philip Broughton, WMC information director, plans to meet tomorrow with newsmen to discuss a proposed system of regular "communiques" on progress of the manpower and draft situation. OWI suggested the periodic reports. McNutt told reporters WMC had not attempted to "conceal" any of its activities but that his information division was seriously understaffed because of lack of funds. which will continue to grow while his wiped out. "The fact is, our pilots' morale is getting higher while the German pilots' morale has nowhere to go but downhill. Already we can see the Germans weakening in the air whenever the weather permits us lo carry out sustained operations. We find them unable lo resist us in certain places." The Germans threat of dire reprisals for the devastation wrought in Berlin came from Nazi Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, who said darkly in a broadcast speech that German industry was working feverishly night and day lo turn out the mysterious weapons through which Britain would be paid back with "interest and double interest." It was a familiar propaganda line, but listeners here were intrigued by one angle in his speech — an assertion that Brtiish raiders had dropped "masses of phosphorus cannisters" in Berlin. Goebels seemed to imply that the British were using a new and more deadly type of incendiary bomb, causing some speculation in London newspapers. Cotton Ginning Is Equal to Year Ago The census report shows that 13,041 bales of cotton were ginned in Hempstoad county from the crop of 1943 prior to November 14, as compared with 13,048 bales for the crop of 1942, according to George Wylie, special agent of the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. the navy's Mare Island hospital at cans have extended their beaeh- HANDBOOKS RAIDED Hot Springs. Nov. 29 UPi Jmola, Calif., where he was dis- head by a painful yard-by-yard ad- i Carrying search and seizure war' vance, and on New Guinea, where'. rants, state police raided three the Australians, with tank support. .• places here Saturday and arrested have taken SaUelbcrg and ils hij;h ] persons on charge of operating a plateau overlookim; Iho ]"••: il.'lu gambling establishment I charged in November 1942. Assistant District Attorney Ern- tContinued OK Pa£3 TV;;) Coming—Story of Doolirrle's Raid Against Tokyo! "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," the story of Maj Gen. Jimmy Doolit/tle's bombing raid on Tokyo, has been purchased by The Star. Publication will begin early in December, immediately following the end of 'Combinde Opera- lions" (the story of the Commandos), which is now running. "Thirty Second Over Tokyo" appeared serially in Collier's magazine, and later was published as a book. The newspaper version is in six-column strip form, with pictures and text, and will appear on the cartoon page as did its distinguished predecessors: "Guadalcanal Diary," "The Seventh Cross," and the current "Combined Operations." EL DORADAN KILLED El Dorado. Nov. 29 — (/P)— Ensign Alvin Lyccster Varnado, Norphlet, died as a result of an airplane crash in the Guadalcanal area April 20, the navy notified his mother, Mrs. A. J. Varnado. MORE DEER KILLED Little Rock, Nov. 29 (#>)The recent six-day deer season produced a bag of 1,121 bucks for 9,550 hunters compared to 652 deer slain by 13.524 hunters in the similar season last year, the Game and Fish Commission reported. By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied ' Headquarters, Algiers, Nov. 29 —(/P)— The Eighth Army, ' called upon by Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery to hit the Germans a 'colossal crack" and to drive them north of Rome, struck out in a new offensive in the darkness of Sunday morning from its Sangro bridgeheads and is making good progress in the: face of enemy Elame throwers, Allied headquarters announced today. The attack, delivered at night in typical Montgomery style, was pre- "^ ceded and backed by a terrific air onslaught. It was carried out by veteran British, Indian and New Zealand divisions rushing forward in the flashing light of an "exceptionally heavy" artillery barrage. , A headquarters spokesman said ' the attack was going well. Before the Eighth Army's wheels »" were set churning westward from* 5 the bridgehead into the enemy's hill positions toward Rome, British destroyers laid down a bombardment of the enemy port of Civitanova, 20 miles south of Ancona on the Adriatic coast. A second bridgehead at Archi, 13 miles inland from the Adriatic, was hammered out as the attack progressed, boradening the Eighth Army's foothold on the north side of the most serious obstacle encountered by Montgomery since he set foot on the Calabrian toe last > September. The previous bridgehead had been limited to about' five miles along the Sangro from the Adriatic. To the southwest, a British cruiser and destroyer also went into action, hurling'broadsides into the Minturno area just north of the Fifth Army,As, front;:, * J r , '-Americans--'-'in ••the "right of ' LtV -' Jen. Mark W. Clark's front also seized, more high ground m an important advance' and broke up determined German counterthrusts west of Venafro. 'Activity on the Fifth Army sector, however, was limited chiefly to patrol action and heavy artillery duels, but the headquarters communique said "valuable informa'tion" was being gathered by small patrols penetrating enemy territory. American Liberators flew into the Alps of Northern Italy yesterday in their expanding arc of operations and bombed the railway viaduct and tunnel at.Dogna, 60 miles north of Trieste, .where Adolf Hiter's Italy and Bakan fronts are linked by all-important railway communications. The long-awaited Eighth Army plunge penetrated the main lines anchoring the German 'wmtei line' in the hills near the coast in its first 24-hour rush. * Although the Germans had been hard hit by Allied air forces which had thrown as many as 500 soities in a single day against gun posts artillery positions , trenches and entanglements, the attack found the enemy waiting and prepared for fierce resistance. The Germans threw in numerous counterattacks, spearheaded by tanks mounting flamethrowers. Some of these counterattacks threw back the troops which swarmed across the Sangro in the Archi neighborhood, but the British bounded back to the offensive, and regained all they had lost and more too. They took a considerable number of prisoners in the sweep forward, among them a considerable proportion of Poles and Lorrainers (from former French territory who had been impressed into the service of the German army. The main penetration into the German defensive belt was in the direction of Castel Frentano, on high ground five miles beyond the river and nine miles inland where the Germans appear to have anchored their line. By crossing the river in two places, Montgomery erected another famous hammer and anvil setup which he has used successfully several times before, especially in instances where by an overnight shift the anvil has become the hammer. The inland bridgehead near Archi was first achieved several days ago by the famous 78th British division, veterans of "long stop hill" in Tunisia, who carved out a breach in the German lines and held to their mud and water-filled foxholes for four days in sodden clothes. Montgomery said these sol- j diers rose to great heights in this I achievement. I Then simultaneous with the , coastal attack, fresh troops swarmed across the river, broadening and deepening the foothold in high ground. By dark last night, the troops (Continued on Page Two) 1 •/ f f m .A?

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