•^It H 6 P t $ T A H, H 6 * I, ARKANSAS Tuescfby, II Front Best, Quickest Way fo Defeat Germans Editorial Commtnt Written Today and Moved by Telegraph r Cable. 'Sword of Stalingrad 7 Presented Russian People DeWlTT iclated Press War Analyst first Allied move, now that Teheran conference is out of wfajvnaturally,will he to irriple- ' the announced agreement for iCertcd action, .against- Hitter 'east west and south. - t&t "," a t is the mosf expeditious way , 4 oFa3ministering- the coup'de grace s- Nazi Fjuehter? We can't get m the way the Hitlerites re- have done in the case of *na*t,» piano, Mussolini's turncoat son-in-law, who is, said to have been the back by a firing squad, tell us there's more than y to skin a-cat. That may ;e. but there' always is the quickest way 6f doing the .e same thing is true of the *ol beating Hitler.' | probably are numerous could be defeated if we epared to drag the war out. one' thing, it likely could be 'by air, provided the Red land [orces could keep • the German armies engaged in iirece and Moody combat over the long period ^ecessajry to destroy the resources af Attye ' Reich by bombing. Of jiofl'rs'e, you could gamble that the 'If&ombardment would break German morale > — and admittedly it might — but it nevertheless would be. a gamble and should be supplemented by other more certain measures. The experts generally are agreed that there's only one quick way to L-f fla the job,with certainty, and that's y, fe»««pening ol a second land front j\j '•in-France, across the English chan- ! Stalin is - essentially a Bizpf tremendous action, and cehe apparently is satisfied with y . outcome of the Teheran parley, „../ may take it for granted that ff£$ persistent demand, for the early '—" ling of.a seqond front in France „ r ,_ been satisfied. '? ifi'JEPherefore, one would expect to ^"" ' the Western Allies achieve this the -greatest feposs'ible speed, speed is t essential if we are Oto^save liyesi'and conserve our na- Scene in trie reception room of the Russian Embassy at Teheran NEA Service 'eleDtioto during the presentation of the "Sword of Stalingrad" for people of j COOP Head Disclaims Stalingrad as a token of regard of the British people for the gallant defense of that city. Churchill salutes and Stalin raises a hand in salute during the playing of the Russian National Anthem. Anthony Eden stands beside Churchill and Stalin is flanked by General Voro- shilvo and.Foreign Minister Molotov on his left. Market Report ST. :LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., Dec. 7 -VP)—- Hogs, 14,000; market fairly active; uneven; weights 200 Ibs up steady; 180-190 Ibs steady to 10 lower, lighter weights 25-30 lower sows 10 ihigher; top and bulk good to choice ;270 Ibs 13.70 280-330 Ibs 12.50-13.30; 170-190 Ibs 12.50-13.40; 140-160 Ibs 11.25-12.35; few at 12.40 20-140 Ibs. 10.25-11.40, 100-120 Ibs 9.25-10.40; bulk good sows 12.00; stags mostly 11.00-12.00. Cattle, 4,500;, calves, around 55 loads steers on 1,20; sale; final resources which now Iding pouj;ed > c*ihtp» the^bottomless opper of ^a,r^>',.' i jJT'*! 1 ?" ' esserrtiaf for 'another -thing, and 'that is to get this Euro- "wpheaval over so"-that we can the Japs. Ever moment of we allow the little men of gives them just so much , f . y chance to dig-in and get fjj'e'stablished in conquered terri- **Jtories. Every moment of delay in- jOjreases the risk of China being "(knocked out — a very real threat, their amazing bravery in face of adversity which would beaten many nations long mostly medium; early trade slow few deals steady at 11.25-12.0; heifers and mixed yearlings opened steady; medium and good 11.0013.50; cows fully steady and more active; comrnon and medium beef cows 9.0-10.50; bulls and '• vealers steady medium and good sausage and beef .bulls .9.50-11:25; good and choice vealer.s 15.00; medium and good 12.50-13.75; nominal range slaughter steers 10.00-16.25; slaugh- er heifers 9.00-15.50; stocker and eeder steers 8.0-13.25. Sheep, 3,000; receipts mostly rucked in lambs and^ewes and few yearlings; market opened steady; .wo decks . good to mostly choice cooled lambs to small killers 14.50; others-to packers 14.00 down; med- um and good 12.25-13.50; common throwouts around 10.00; medium and good wooled ewes 5.00-50. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS By WILLIAM FERRIS Chicago, Dec. 7 —(/P)— Much of the bullish enthusiasm created by higher corn maximums was out of the grain market today and prices showed a slight lendency to ease. Losses, however, were confined to minor fractions at the worst and near the final bell some new buying entered all pits. Activity was on a greatly reduced level from yesterday as traders waited to see if the various new regulations would bring more grains to market. Corn bookings did not show any spectacular expansion. Trade reports said flour activity had greatly increased, box cars s remarked in previous col- the signs are that the West- jfe, gro Allies now are going full speed iphead m preparing for an early in- jjj^a'sion of the continent. For a quick *'Jpll it must be achieved before '^/spring rams and mud .are almost , <gure to bog the Hed Armies down '>'} "fyr a considerable period, and all- 'oiit Russian pressure is needed on the eastern front when the invasion of the west is undei taken. The time is rjght for action, Hit. Jfef's once supreme military mar Chine is deteriorating fast. The Al- now have a great numerical su- •iority in troops. Indeed,' while ct figures aren't available, it's that the Soviet alone can [jtaustfir many more .fighting jftan can the Heieh And iboth Rus• jifa and the Anglo-American Allies a great superiority: in, the air Pfe ia tremendous asset, especially <H'MOROUNE fRAPisX PETROLEUM JELLY Cft Subsidy Opposition Washington. Dec. 7 (IP) — E/ra T. Benson, executive secretary of he National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, disclaimed today that !arm organizations, in opposing government food ' subsidies, want .o sweep away price controls. "At no time have farmers asked 'or increased prices, except on dairy products, on which OPA is oh record that a maladjustment exists," Benson told the Senat'.' Banking Committee in testimony on the bill to repeal subsidies Jan. 1. "At no time have farmers asked for a discontinuance of price control. Farmers do not want inflation. All they want is a flexible control which will ndt be so rigid as to be eternally breaking up under one new pressure .after another." It has been estimated* that there are 114,000 blind persons in'the .United States. 45,000 Ton jiVisconsin, Is; Launched adelphia, Dec, 7 —(/P)— The i.OOO super battleship Wlscon- er bo\y, towering higher than story building, was launched \nW the Delaware .river ,at the Philadelphia navy yard today, hall- edi, by Assistant Secretary of the tfavy Ralph A. Bard as "an an- s\yor,'y Id Japan's Pearl Harbor at- ia'ck','0n the second anniversary pf they^ggression. M||. -Walter S. Goodlnnd, ; \v;lfe of ;uic governor of Wisco'nsin. christened •• the' vessel .before a cheeking crowd of workmen," navy offldgrs, \Viscbnsin state officials ari3j%overnment executives. Xhe ..Wisconsin splashed 'Into lhe; : iwater at 11:54 a.m. (EvW.T) after Rear Admiral M. F. Draemel, commandant ^of the fourth naval district, said in a launching speech that "as the distance to a probably battle area increases, more ships like the Wisconsin -will be needed." ' Bard told the 35,000 spectators that ; the launching brought the enemy "one step nearer to their destruction by the Allied nations" ind expressed the hope that the ship would "sail someday into the '.arbors of Germany and Japan." Draemel termed the ship "another step toward solving the prob- of getting enough ships in the Battle area to insure an Allied victory when and if Janan decides to fight." Tom Harmon Sends Message to Folks Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 7 (/P)— The parents of Army Pilot Tom Harmon, who was rescued by Chinese guerrillas after being shot down by Jap Zeros Oct. 30, received this cablegram last night E? WAAJO! "Bombs Away!" These bombs are leaving an American "fortress," somewhere over Jap installations. The bombs we make today will be dropping on German cities, . Japanese islands in a very short time. The home front must fashion them and pay for them with War Bonds. U, S. Treasury Funeral Held for Father of Geo. Peck Funeral services for J. Wilbur Pock, about 63. father of George Peck of Hope, were held Sunday in Mauldin, Mo. Mr. Peck died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Williams, Arkadelphla. Flood Control Group at Conference Washington, Doc. 7 — M 1 )— Ar kansas Flood control commissioners Recce Caudle ot Russellvillc and M. W. Grecson of Prcseolt scheduled conferences today with the board of engineers tor Rivers and Harbors nnd the War Food Administration (WFA) regarding proposed construction of Blakeley mountain dam. Grecson and Caudle conferred with the Arkansas congressional delegation and government officials yesterday on prospects for construction, of • the Fort .Gibson, Okla., and Blakeley mountain dams. Congressional authority is iceded for the latter project. The possibility of allocating steel ind concrete for the Fort Gibson project was discussed with Wai- Production board officials. The Arkansas and Oklahoma congressmen contend materials now are avial- able for the Fort Gibson dam. Adkins Says Citizens Ploy Important Role • Sluttgart, Dec. 7 (UP)— Gdv. Homer M. Adkins said today that every Arkansas citizen hns a definite part to piny In the Implementation of the war plans nnrtduticcd A by leaders of the "Big Four" at last weeks near-cnst conferences. "Every Arkansas citizen must do Ills part on the home front, either in production of war materials or food, and in helping to finance the f war," Adkins told a luncheon meet: w ing. Today's address came after an Inspection lour ot the Stultgart army air field, part, of a rouncl-tho- state junket to military establish- ^ menls nnd state institutions. Ho * ^Tuesday, December 7, 1943 HO PI if AH, MOP I, ARKANSAS f •!• flltt* Social and P tffona I DaiSy Dorothy Heard, Editor Phdfl« 761 tetween 8 •. m. tnd 4 p. m. from the former All-American football star: "Arrived safe, sound and healthy. Thinking of you. Don't worry. Everything in perfect shape." The origin of the cablegram was not disclosed. Texarkono Firm to Sell Gas Products Little Rock, Dec. 7 — (<T>)— Universal Royally Company, Texarkana, filed incorporation articles today to buy and sell oil and gas properties and leases and to produce, refine, and market crude oil, gas and their by-products. C. A. Bardsley, TexarKana, was named agent. The company listed 1,000 shares of common stock a ( ten dollars par value and said i was starting business with $300. Incorporalors were Bardsley and E. V. Ball of Texarkana and C. C. Pugh of Bosier City, Louisiana. Military consumption of fish amounts to 1,750,00 pounds a week. v/ere being diverted to bring Canadian grain into ;this country. At the close wheat was unchanged to '3-8 lower, December $1.68 1-2, oats were 3-8 lower to 7-8 higher, December 81 5-8—3-4, rye was unchanged to 3-8 higher, December $1.18 5-8, and barley was 1-8—1 cent higher, December $1.22 3-4. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec. 7 (/P) -Strong in the case of amphibious invasion. So the main target we're shooting at is invasion of Western France. Meantime the bombing of Western Europe and Germany will go on with increasing intensity. That's ah essential preliminary to invasion, and of course it might crack that war-weary German morale. Sees Defeat (Continued From Page One) now possible. Allied forces admittedly have a long .and costly way to 'go before they attain in rela tion to Japan positions for massive assault which they now possess in relation to Germany. Almost a year and a half after the initial Pacific ' offensive against Guadalcanal island in the Southwest Pacific, hard-fighting American troops are still strug gling for possession of the last of the Solomons, and the key Japanese base ol Rabaul, at best a peri meter defense positon, remains to be taken. spots still were visible in today's stock market but a number of leaders ran out of climbing fuel. Individual earnings and dividends again helped scattered fa vorites. Quick-peace ides continued o fade as a depressant for armament issues. A handicap persisted n year-end tax selling. Bullish con ;ingents inclined to step carefully pending results of reported Cairo conferences between Roosevelt, Churchill and Turkish President Inonu. A few specialties enjoyed rather wide advances ' although price changes generally were small from the stare. Gainers, however, had a shade the best of the argumeni near the close. Dealings dwindlec after the first hour and transfers for the full proceedings' were around 60,000 shares. Bonds wer.e steady. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, Dec. 7 —(#>)— Poultry live; weak: 1 car; 37 trucks; market unchanged. NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 7 (IP)— Lessening prospects for an early European peace, suggested by the outcome of the three power conference, brought a'oout commission house replacement demand and trade covering in cotton today. Late afternoon values were 40 to 55 cents a bale higher, Dec 1941, Mch 19.38 and May 19.20. Barton Silent on Arkansas Politics Washington, Dec. 7 —(/P)— Col. T. H. Barton, El Dorado, Ark., oil executive, parrying questions concerning Arkansas politics, today made plans to leave here tomorrow for a week's stay in New York. He declined to discuss published reports in his home state that he might become a candidate for the U. S. Senate next summer. The reports said he would seek the office if neither Rep. J. W. (Bil) Fui- bright of Fayelteville nor former Gov. Carl E. Bailey sought the office, and that he would discuss the matter with Fulbright this month. Barton asserted he came here for the monthly meeting of the advisory board of the Petroleumn Administration for War of which he is a member. "There is nothing political about my visit to the capital," he said. "If any politics are discussed with members of Congress while I am here, it will be on llieir own intia- tive not mine." San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6 —(IP)— Ll. Col. James Roosevelt arrived here today from the Gilbert is- Iguds invasion. The president's son served as a U. S. Marine Corps observer with farces which invad- island. THE STORY: Uedlnw, chrmUt Ond iiniverNity profeNHfir, lo<ikn like n haunted iniiti UK lie nil* ruiiUnntiiig; be Co re his llr« on a lonely Clirixtiuim Jivr. There l» a knock on the door and Sonietliiti^ . imxNeM quickly out of (lie room. •The SwidKern enter to nerve Ilia evening meal. « * * CHAPTER II ' W/ITHOUT any show of hurry. *' or noise, or any show of her.;self everv she' was so calm and quiet, Milly set the dishes she liad brought upon the table. "What is that the old man has in his arms?" asked Mr. Redlaw, as he sat down to his solitary meal. . "Holly, Sir;" replied the quiet voice of Milly. "Another Christmas come, another year gone!" murmured the chemist, with a • gloomy sigh. "So, Philip!" Breaking off he addressed the old man, standing apart witjh his glistening burden, in his arms, from which the quiet Mrs. William took small branche; and decorated the room. "My duty to you, Sir," returned the old man. "Should have spoke before, Sir, but know your ways Mr. Redlaw—proud to say—anc wait till spoken to! Merry Christmas, Sir, and Happy New Year and many of 'em. Have had a pretty many of 'em myself—ha hal-i-and may take the liberty of wishing 'em. I'm 87!" * * * 44TTAVE you had so many tha were merry and happy?' asked the other. "Ay, Sir, ever so many," re turned the old man. "Is his memory impaired wit! age? It is to be expected now,' said Mr. Redlaw, turning to th' son, and speaking lower. "Not a morsel of it, Sir," repliec Mr. William. The chemist pushed his plat away, and, rising from the table walked across the room to wher the old man stood looking at a lit tie sprig of holly in his hand. "It recalls the time when man of those years were old and new then?" he said, observing him at tentively, and touching him on th shoulder. "Does it?" . . COTtRIGHT. 1043. NEA SERVICE. INC) Renewal of U-Boat Warfare Reported London, Dec. G —(/P)— An at' lempted renewal of U-boat warfare on Allied convoys has been smashed with the sinking of six German submarines against the loss of one RAF Liberator bomber in an eight-day battle with U. S. naval and RAF coastal command planes. In making the disclosure yesterday, the British Air Ministry said American and RAF airmen had made 15 attacks on submarine wolf packs attempting to break up three convoys recently. The three great convoys were brought safely to port after an aerial attack so intense two of the ,U-boat packs were unable to fire a single torpedo against the merchantmen. Only bad weather, •heavy seap and poor visibility saved the packs from additional losses, the air ministry said. Wreckage and bodies were seen after each of the six confirmed sinkings, and a total of 80 to 90 submarine survivors were seen 'after some, of the attacks. The victories, shared by both American and RAF Liberators as well as other RAF aircraft, wero not specified'among U. S. and RAF airmen. Latin America (Continued t rom Fage One) profitable to our friends and advantageous to us," followed by less than tv^j weeks a statement by Senator Butler (R-Neb) that U. S. aid to Latin American countries was "naively conceived and badly coordinated boondoggling." Butler, who made an independent 20,000 mile tour of central and South American countries, told the senate the "good neighbor" policy vas based on "sentimental dreams," that in some Latin coun- ries "they laugh at us for bein^ suckers." Merrill's group criticized some J. S. federal agencies "which in learly every country appear to set under each other's feet in the scramble to advance their respective interests." The committee which included Rep. Short (R-Mo), left Washington November 3 and traveled 14,567 miles in three weeks by air, ;oing as far south as RioDeJan- cl'IO . visited the Blylhcville, Newport and Walnut Ridge air training fields Sunday and Monday. Tomorrow he goes to Fort Smith for a meeting with Gov. Robert Kcrr ot Oklahoma and Mayor A. P. Kaufman of St. Louis. He expected lo return to his office next weci; after touring nil the major slate Insitution:,. Flag Raising Has a Special Bugler Tarawa, Dec. 7 —UP— A special* bugler wearing a special clip sounded colors \vhen Ihe American flag went up over Tarawa. Marine Pvt. James Williams of Birmingham, Ala., had been bugler on the S. S. Hornet when thai air! craft carrier was sunk by the Japs. When the Hornet went down, Williams, wearing this same cap and pair of shorts, clung to a box for five hours until he was rescued. The marine private kept his cap, nnd bungle waiting for the day when he. would sec the Japs pay for the sinking of his ship. When he went to'Tarawa as a tank gunner, he took the bugle along as he said, "just in case." When the general called for a musician, Williams stepped up — but something was wrong. He had been living in a tank for nearly four days nnd had discarded his filthy dungarees for the first thing handy thai was clean — a Jap naval uniform. The general barked, "Get those clothes off and keen them off." Another marine produced n clean marine uniform, Williams dug up his old cap from somewhere, .and.' bugled for all he was worth*».-- .__-• ,.,.»a- ffr—— ' •" ' Senate Defers Action on Rail Wage Hike Washington, Dec. 7 (/P)— The Senate today put off until Thurs- i duy consideration of legislation to'* grant an 8 cent hourly wage increase to 1,100,000 nonoperating railroad employees — pay like agreed upon between the railroads and 15 union lenders last August. Senator Truman (R-Mo) author of the resolution, won Thursday consideration with the consent of majority leader Bnrkley of Ken-'"?.. .ucky. Previously Truman had said ft $ he might call the legislation up foi JJ* action today. Social Calendar Tuesday ( December 7th Circle No. 4 of Ihc W. S. C. S. of the First Mctliodisl church will meet at the home of Mrs. S. E. McPherson Tuesday, 3 p. m., with Mrs. Charles Havrell, lender. As this will be Ihc lasl meeting of the yerir, all members are osnnuinlly urged lo be present; Tuesday, December 7th The annual Christmas dinner parly for members of Ihc Euzclliin class of the First Baptist Church, the church dining room, 7 p. m. Groups 2, 3, and 4 will be hostesses. Hope chapter. Woodman Circle, the Woodman Hall, 7:30 p. m., for the purpose of electing officers. All members arc urged to be present. from Japan on the Grlpsholm, diplomatic exchanges ship, told of a number of experiences encountered during her internment. A report on the recent Triennlum held in Cleveland was given by Arkansas' representative, Mrs. James Lucas of Little Rock. During the social hour lea was served In the dining room wilh Mrs. A. L. Black and Mrs. Frank Howson presiding ul the ten urns. Assisting were Mrs. Albert Graves nnd Mrs. Pat Casey. The Christmas motif was carried out In the table cenlerplece of red berries flanked with glowing red lapcrs. Twenty-three' members attended. was Miss Myrtle Moore before her recent marriage, Walter Vcrhnlcn was host at n supper party for members o the office staff of Hope Basket Co. at Broadway Inn Friday evening. The honorec was presented with a handsome gift by Ihc gucsls. Sharing the occasion were Mrs. Lucy Moore, Sgt. and Mrs. Robert H. Archer, Thomas C. Parks, Waller Vcrhnlen, Ted Cooper, Mr, and Mrs. Claude Tillcry and son, Wcl- don, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Haynes, Mrs. Mara J. Haynes, Mr. and Mrs. Curlis Urrcy, Mrs. Olio Smith, and Miss Zuclla Collier. Barbers' Bomb Tuesday Contract home of Mrs. Syd o'clock. Bridge club, McMuth, 2:30 Wednesday, December 8th Students of Paisley school will be in charge of the December meeting of the P.-T.A. at the school audi- tonurnj 3 o'clock. All members are asked to be present, Thursday, December 9th • Annual Christmas party and dinner meeting for members of the Hope Business and Professional Women's club, the Barlow, 7 p. m. A special Christmas program will be presented at the meeting of tho high school P. T. A. at the high school, 3:30 , o'clock. St. Mark's Auxiliary in Special Meeting Monday Dr. Alice Barlow Brown and Mrs. James Lucas of Little Rock were honored at the meeting o Units 1 and 2 of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Mark's Episcopa p'hurch at the home of Mrs. Frant Johnson yesterday afternoon. Mrs. H. J. Chcser was associate hostess. For Ihe occasion the reception rooms were decorated with myriads of roses. The Rev. H.' B. Smith opened Ui.u. program with a prayer which closed with a special service by those attending. Dr. Alice Barlow Brown, who 1 recently returned to this country Annual Christmas Party Enjoyed by Wesleyan Guild Twenty-one members and guests attended the buffet supper given by the Wesleyan Guild of the First Methodist church in the church •ecrcational rooms Monday cvcn- ng. The dining table, covered with a while damask cloth, was centered with Christmas potted plants. During the evening Christinas carols were sung with Mrs. Ralph Roulon playing the accompanic- mcnt. Miss Elizabeth Hcndrix, chairman of the nominating committee, announced the following officers for the new year: Circle chairman, Mrs. Isabel Onslcnd; co-chairman, Mrs. Joe Black; program chairman, Mrs. Lawrence Martin; secretory, Mrs. Syd McMath; treasurer, Miss Virginia Atkinson; membership. Mrs. Robert Jewell; hospitality, Miss Elizabeth Hcndrix. It was announced that the first meeting of the year will be held at the home of Mrs. Lamar Cox. Coming and Going Sgt. Tcrrel Hulson, who has been stationed at Nome, Alaska for the past two and a half years, arrived last night for a visit will! his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Joe B. Hutson. Miss Elsie Weiscnberger is home from n meeting of the stale library commission in Little Rock. Personal •Miss Leo Sinclair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sinclair of Lewis- villc, is a patient in the Julia Ches- .tcr hospital where she underwent a tonsil operation. Mr. and MVS. Herbert Lewallen are in Little Rock attending the bed side of their daughter, Carolyn, who is a patient in St. Vincent's Infirmary. Centerville Resident Dies on Monday Mrs. R. L. Jones, 57, died nl her home near Centerville late yesterday. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Wednesday at Forrest Hill Church with the Rev. Moore in charge. She is survived by two sons, William Marvin of Hope, Joe Frank of Booneville, two brothers, Herbert and William C. Clark, three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Phillips, Mrs. Claud Gould and Mrs. Ella Rooney. Communiques Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hamilton of Columbus have been notified that their son, Pvt. Thomas D. Hamilton, has been awarded the purple heart. PvL. Hamilton was inducted in the Army March 8, 1943, and is now stationed in Italy. Twenty-six W. S. C. S. Members are Guests at Luncheon Circle 3. W. S. C. S. of the First Methodist church, Mrs. R. D. Franklin, leader, met at the church at noon Monday for a luncheon. The handsome table was centered with a large fruit bowl surrounded by vegetables and pine cones. Nandina berries and red oantles completed the arrangement Covers were laid for the'following: The Rev. and Mrs. R. B. Moore, "Oh many, many!" said Philip, half awaking from his reverie. "I'm 87!" "Merry and happy!" mused the other, bending his dark eyes upop the stooping figure, with a smile of pompassion. "Dear!" said the old man, shafc jng his head as he looked at the holly. "His mother—my son William's my youngest son—and I have sat among 'em all, boys and girls, little children and babies many a year, when the ber* ries l.ike these were not shining half go bright all round us, as their bright faces. Many of 'em are gone; she's gone; and my son George (our eldest, who was her pride more than all the rest!) is fallen very low; but I can see them, when I look here, alive and healthy, as they used to be in those days; and I can see him, thank God, in his innocence. Ifs a blessed thing to me, at 87." * * * T HE keen look that had been fixed upon him with so much earnestness, had gradually sought toe ground. "When J first come here to be custodian," said the old man, "•—Y/Wclj was upward of 50 years '* "My duty to you, Sir," said the old man. "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and many of "em!" "Have ypu had so many that were merry and happy?" asked Mr, Redlaw, freshens up my bare old brain, One year brings back another, and that year another, and those other numbers! At last, it seems to me as if the birth-time of our Lord was the births-time of all J have ever had affection for, or mourned for, or delighted in,-^-and they're a pretty many, for I'm 87!" '"Merry and happy," murmured Redlaw to himself. "So you see, Sir," pursued old Philip, whose hale wintry cheek had warmed into a ruddier glow, and whose blue eyes had bright^ ened while he spoke, "I have plenty to keep, when I keep this present season. Now, Where's my quiet Mouse?" The quiet Mouse had brought her calm lace to his .side, and silently taken his arm, before he finished speaking. "Corne away, my dear," said the old man. "M,r. Redlaw won't settle to his dinner, otherwise, Wl it's cold as the winter. I hope you'll excuse me rambling on, Sir, and J wish you good night, a«d, once again, a merry—" "Slay!" said Mr. Redlaw. T/ie room begun to darken slrgngcly, (To Be' my son William? More than half a, century ago, William!" "That's what I say, father," replied the son, as promptly and dutifully as before. "It was quite a pleasure to know that one of pur founders," said the old man, "left in his will, among other bequests he made us, so much to buy holly, for garnishing the walls and windows, come Christmas. There was something homely and friendly in it. Being but strange here, then, and cpming at Christmas time, we took a liking for his very picture that hangs in what used to be our great Dinner Hall: a sedate gentleman in peaked beard, with a fuff round his neck, and a scroll below him, in Old English letters, 'Lord! keep my memory green!' You know all about hjm, Mr. Redlaw?" "I know the portrait hangs there, Philip." '''Yes, svre, it's th,e second pn the right, above tfce panelling. I was going to say— he has helped tp Jceep my memory green, I thank NEWSAENGER — MOW — ... Abbott and Costcllo Pearl Harbor Stronger Than Ever Today By CHARLES H. McMURTRY Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7 — (/P)— Just two years ago the Japanese left a surprised Pearl Harbor battered and burning, the Pacific fleet badlj wounded. Today, with the enemy on the defensive, a rebuilt Pearl Harbor awaited details of the newest phase of the acccle- Candy-striped 100-pound aerial bomb means "shave and • hair cut" to Navy men. at.a South Pacittc base. Barbers are Carroll McCord of Prinville, Ore, and A. J. Taylor o! Houston.Tex. in 'Hit the Ice' AT FIRST SIGN OF A C AVB **666 USE 666 TABLETS, SALVE, NOSE DROPS Wanted —Milk • Attention Farm Producers! ' We will buy all the fresh milk you can bring in to • Olie's Dairy . . •ID RIALTO Starts Today turns hjin;, for going around the igg'eyery year, as I'm a doing now, aMd,. freshening Up the bare rooms with, these branches ami berries, •'I worried about War-time Laundry Curtailments . . . until I learned the short-cut that made job easier . . . COOK'S FAMILY FINISH BUNDUE We Gather Up and Deliver Dry Cleaning Let us serve you NOW, when we cqn take care of you . . . and AVOID THI CHRISTMAS RUSH! Cook's White Star Laundry & Cleaners Phone 141 Mrs. H. C. Kylcr, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Curtis Urrcy, Mrs. R. D. Franklin, Mrs. Don Smith, Mrs. Linus Walker, Mrs. W. W. Jonnson, Mrs. F. S. Horloh, Mrs. Edwin Ward, Mrs. L. D. Springer, Mrs. M M. McCloughan, Mrs. Gaol-go Newborn, Jr., Mrs. O. C. Button, Mrs. Garrctt Sotry, Mrs. A. M. Ilcttig, Mrs. E. F. McFaddin, Mrs. Lon McLarth, Mrs. Ernest O'Neal, Mrs. G. W. Wommack, Mrs. J. W. Wimbcrly, Mrs. Kenneth Hamilton, Mrs. John Wallis, Mrs. C. W. Amos, and Mrs. Rob Jones. Mrs. Linus Walker told the Christmas story and announced the singing of enrols. The exchange of gifts followed. The singing of a seasonal hymn closed the program. Baptist Y.W.A. Selects New Officers An informal supper party for members of the Y.W.A. of the First Baptist Church was held at the church dining room last evening with members of Circle 5, WMS, in charge of arrangements. Centering the long table was a cross of pine needles outlined with glowing candles. Covers were Hud for 50 members. Mrs. Hugh Jones, who is leaving soon for her new home in San Marcos, Texas, and Miss Edith Mitchell, who is also resigning as church secretary, were presented remembrances by the group. Miss Lucille Ruggles and three recent brides also received gifts. The business session was presided over by Miss Mitchell. "Christmas in the World" was the theme of the program she announced. Mrs, Hugh Jones gave the devotional, and the following hud parts: Miss Doris Shields, Miss Betty Ruth Coleman, Miss Phylis Williams, Miss Anna Faye Thrash, Miss Marcelette Clark, Miss Sara Brutchcr, Miss Isabel Schoolcy. Mrs. Jones closed the program, with "The Other Wise Wan." Following is a list' of officers se lee-ted for the hew year: President, Mrs. Rosa Trout; vice president. Miss Margaret Am unler, secretary, Miss Marjory rating American offensive. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, com- mandcr-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, sat quietly alone today in his office overlooking Pearl Harbor. He awaited fresh reports from the great force of aircraft carriers and escorting warships he had sent out to bombard the Japanese in the mid-Pacific Mavshalls. From his bombproof hcadquart- Stores Help Farsighted Xmas Shoppers Stores are being helpful this year for farsighted Christmas shoppers, according to Miss Mary Claude Fletcher, county home demonstration agent. Blames Dry States for Liquor Shortage Lilllo Rock, Dec. 7 — </P)— Revenue Commissioner Murray B. McLeod today expressed belief di version of whisky to dry states was a contributing factor in the liquor shortage in legally wet states. "The federal government should stop permitting the consignment of whisky to states that have voted it out," he said. State revenue inspectors reported approximately 4,000 cases of whisky passed through Arkansas last month bound for dry Mississippi. Their reports were based on shipments entering and leaving the state through ports of entry and exit. All liquor shipments bound for Mississippi were checked through the port of exit at Lake Village, Ark., via the Greenville, Miss., Lake Village bridge, the report showed. Reports for the summer months showed an average of 6,000 cases a month cleared through this port of exit. McLeod asserted Arkansas is "powerless to halt the practice" because the shipments are made on interstate bills of lading. Tlie lertnilc* have a cousin, the "Squander Bug," Termites will undermine, a hotise, gnawing at its wooden underpin* ill MRS until it's ready to topple. The "Squander DUB" uses I'IB snme system, chews your dollars until lie undermines your snv- Ings, your security. But he-can be exterminated. You can <lo it yourself—by investing all you can in War Bondi. Hempstead Motive Dies in Texas Mrs. Mnltic Lowry, native of Washington and long-time resident of Hope, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Camille Neelly ,of Port Arthur, Texas, Monday. Funeral services were held today from the Neelly home, 2140 Sixth street, Port Arthur. t Tuicme Students Go to Street for Dance Long Time But He Finally Paid Dtbt Charleston, W. Va. (/?>— The Salvation Army loaned an uhidehtl* tied man $2.56 back in 1921 so IhM, he could go to Hunlinglon and visit his sick mother. The other night the recipient paid back with interest* An army worker was walking along a Charleston street when a man tapped him on the shout' der. The man told of the old debt, and handed over a Chock. Wrapping ribbons arc paper, cards, available, she and said, although not in as great variety as in -former years. Miss Fletcher suggested, however, that farm homemakcrs look around the farm and countryside for things to help with package wrapping. Acorns, small pine cones. JpHUAKCHlR MARJORIf IOKD ?HAR.RY D/ftlNPORl • BILIY OILBER1 and Barton McLain 'Manof / Courage' crs, built since the Pearl Harbor raid, he had seen most, if not all, of those ships pass within his view in recent months. Most of them were built since Pearl.Harbor. Probably' all of them had participated in the recent series of riads on Marcus, Mauru, Wake and in the assault which resulted in capture of the Gilberts. They arc carrying out his Armistice Day declaration: "our time has come to attack. . .the Jap has dug himself in. We must land and ig him out." The admiral could look out upon evidences of the navy's growing trcngth. What many of these evi [ences are cannot, of course, be re^ jorted, Among them are repair and construction facilities, mushroom- ng workshops and barracks. Two years ago, anyone looking over the harbor could sec only the vrcckage of battleships, destroyers and other craft. Huge clouds of jlack smoke from oil fires rose !rom the harbor. At nearby Hickam Field and- John Rogers air port wrecked planes were strewn on the runways. Hangars and barracks were bomb,damaged. Installations over Oahu island bore eivdences of attack. The wounded overflowed the hospitals. There were emergency wards in the armory and other buildings. Today the piculre looked bright with the United States on the offensive. Lieut. Gen. Robert C. Richardson, commander of the Army's Hawaian .department, recently warned that another sneak attack was possible. Confidence prevails, however, that il would be repulsed without too great damage if it should come. Admiral Nimilz' schedule today wild berries, holly, and mistletoe can all be used to enhance the the Christmas Package. A small can or two ot brightly colored paint could be used for dipping cones, acorn cups, and leaves. Advising that boxes will probably not be so plentiful this year, Miss Fletcher suggests that the ones Defense Takes Over in Murder Trial Little Rock, Dec. 7 —(/P)—Counsel for Joe W. Smith, 37, house painter on trial for first degree murder in connection with the death of Delores Catherine Smith, 10, today summoned four defense witnesses. The stale, seeking the death pen- ally for the second time, rested late yesterday after presenting 16 witnsses. The child disappeared from the Woodruff grammar school grounds on the afternoon of Sept. 25, 1942. A month later her body was found in an old cemetery on the outskirts of the city. The state charged Smith accompanied the child away from school and killed her. She was not related to him. Smith, arrested soon after the Dody was found, was convicted and sentenced to death in November 1942. The Supreme Court reversed the case and ordered a new trial. Big Bull Moose Pays Helena Visit Helena, Mont.— (IP)— A thousand pound bull moose roaming the streets caused Helena citizens to rub their eyes in amazement the oilier day. The huge animal apparently amb led down on the shavings in the garage of a house that was undo construction. There he rested unti early morning. About 7 a.m. he arose, leisurely through the outskirts of th city and disappeared. New Orleans — (/P) — They are dancing in the street at Tulanc university. But it is no special celebration, no rebirth in wartime of the famous Mardi Gras spirit. Inquires made when the university's weekly calendar scheduled a street dance uncovered a simple reason the Navy's training program is making use of the gymnasium and all other suitable space. So orders went out to block off ic street in fron of McAlister Aud- orium and loudspeakers were in- tailed for the first street dance in i the universitys' history. This Is JusTlike Home—Almost Columbus, Miss.—(/P)—The parents of Private First Class Grady \lt. Randall received a letter from heir son. Wounded in action in the South Pacific, Randall said he lay n a hospital cot yearning' for a jirl from home to talk to. The he was introduced to his night, nurse, Lieut. Ruby Easter— of Columbus, Miss. Even the Censors Were Satisfied Memphis, Tenn. W) — Even the censor couldn't find anything ob* jcclionable in this, letter from Pvt. Bill Copeland, marine at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to his parents here: "I wish I could tell you what's been going on lately, but I can't. I don't know anything but what's been going on, and as I can't tell you that, well, I don't know anything new and .can't tell you What do know, so 1 guess I can't talk much. This is just to let you know 'm thinking of you, Love, Bill." IF YOUR FIllS IP TONIfiHT Do this—Try »-mr»«««Va-tro-noL It (1) shrinks swollen membrane*, (2) soothes irritation, (3) relieves transient nasal congestion . • • And brings greater breathing ^V<^ comfort. You'll like WICKf V-™it. Follow directions ™* SfLTi^ in folder. WltO*BOIi Plate Lunch 45c Choice of Three Meats; Potatoes and Two Vegetables; Corn Sticks and Rolls; Dessert and Drink. CHECKERED CAFE It's Safe to Be Hungry around the house be covered and used. Cookies, candy, fruit cakes, plum pudding or nut meats will look just as attractive in home boxes ."if they arc covered carefully. It is a good idea to start early to cover the boxes and do other Christmas chores before the last minute, because there is less opportunity this year for last minute shopping trips, Miss Fletcher says. MrsTGIeU Mitchell Dies in Arizona Funeral services for Mrs. Glen Mitchell, 27, who died suddenly at her home in Casa Grande, Ariz., Thursday will be held at the First Baptist Church at Stamps Wednesday at 10 a. m. Mrs. Mitchell, who was the former Marie Galloway of Stamps, is survived by her husband, three children, her father, O. B. Galloway of Stamps, one sister ,and three orothers. She was a cousin of Mrs. Talmadge Duke and Jack Fielding of Hope. Waddle; Yocom; treasurer, reporter, Miss Frances Miss Wanda Rugglcs; choistcr, Miss Freda Fuller, pianist, Miss Doris Shields. Campbell-Moore Rites Announced Announcement is made today of the marriage of Miss Myrtle Moore, daughter of Mrs. Lucy Moore, 22? North Louisiana, and Sgt. Paul Campbell, -United States Army Air Corps .formerly of Hope. The ceremony was read Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Lubbock, Texas, where Sgt. Campbell is stationed at Texas Tech. Honoring Mrs. Campbell, who You Can Learn Home Cursing,.. You can make a vital contribution to Victory by learning to keep your family well ... by nursing them when they're sick, Conserve medical knowledge and skill for the armed forces. Enroll in a HOME NURSING Class withoyt delay! include attendance at a public Catholic memorial mass with General Richardson and several other high navy and army officers. Neither Admiral Nimitz nor Gen cral Richardson issued a statement nor made any comment on the an- ivcrsary. NEW DRESSES For NOW and LATER i Municipal Court City Docket: Fred Phillips, disturbing the The Leading Druggist Word & Son Phone We've Got H Clubs The Hopewcll club met ul the home of Mrs. A. B. Green Wed- icsday, November 24. Mrs. S. D. Cook, the president, conducted the meeting, after which Miss Fletcher gave an interesting talk on Christmas toys [or children. She displayed several stuffed dolls, also a home made wagon. Refreshments were served to the following: Mrs. S. D. Cook, Mrs Edd Lavender, Mrs. W. Wiggins, Mrs. S, E. McGregor, Mrs. Byrd Miss Fletcher, Mrs. O. D. Hodnett, and Mrs. A. B. Enoch. The next meeting will be at the club house on the Experimen' Station December 22nd. This wil be our Annual Christmas Pro gram. All club members and neighbors are invited. Amateur Contest at Bodcaw High School The Bodcaw High School will hoi its annual amateur contest, Fr day, December 10, at the school The program starts at 8 p. m. Th public is invited. peace, forfeited $10 cash bond. Stella Saloman, possessing un- tnxcd ibeer, plea of guilty, fined $50. George Comvay, drunken driving, pica of guilty, fined $25. William Gilber, drunken driving, forfeited $25 cash bond.' Guss Steward, drunkenness, foiv foiled $10 cash bond. G. M. • Jones, drunkenness, forfeited $10 cash bond. Jess Atkins, drunkenness, for- cited $10 cash bond. H. E. Hodges, drunkenness, plea if guilty, fined $10. Truman Downs, drunkenness, ricd, fined $15. Truman Down s, drunkenness, ricd, fined $10. Geo. Conway, driving a car without owner's consent, dismissed. The following forfeited a $10 cash bond on a charge of gaming: John Williams, Harrison Phillips, Earnest Warren, R. B. Watson, Larry Dixon, Milton McKiiwey, Edd Highlower, ^cb Ycrgcr, Oscar arland, John Phillips, James Daniels. State Docket: Sam McCarty, drunkenness forfeited $10 cash bond. Floyd Parsons, petit larceny, plea of guilty, fined $25 and one day in jail. Frank Fellows, assault and battery, plea of guilty, fined $10, Frank Fellows, disturbing the peace, dismissed on motion of Prosecuting Attorney on payment cost. Frank Fellows, assault with a deadly weapon, dismissed on motion Prosecuting Attorney. — -9 f f- THIEVES HAVE FO.RESIGHT Syracuse, N.Y.— (&)— It looks like a hard winter. Col. Joseph Bo,ndy told police thieves broke into 'bis basement at night tiwd stole seven and a half tons of coal. fe\\ Pastel Shades In Solid Color And Prints \V Sizes 12 to 20 Van Raalte Gloves In Fabrics . . . Colors — Gold, Red, Green, Blue, Tobacco. 98c Kid Leather Gloves Black, Wine, Navy, Tan and Brown. 2.49 ana 2.98 Suede Leather Gloves In Black and Brown. 2,49 Fabric and Leather Combination In Black, Brown and Navy. 1.29 HOPrS FINiST DIPARTMINT STORi CHAS. A. WAYNES CO. ON MAIN A® *««•"!<•»' '
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