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' ' "'" ' " ''*'' ' '' ' H 6 M S T A ft, H 0 M, ARKANSAS ! lay Me Down to Sleep' itorial , Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Cable. 't Remain on Call for Active Service > 'BjTDEWirr MACKENZIE Press War Analyst •The, winning of ultra-conservative Bfkey into "closest unity" arid fplete "identity of Interest" with .erica, Britian and Russia, re- esents one of the major bloodless .victories of the war, for there are few>'piaces of greater strategical fiyjortance than the territory and aters under Turkish control. JHThere.'s a double significance In tte" ? evept, \Vhich was the outcome a meeting between Turkey's -esident Ismet Inonu and Messrs. levelt and Churchill in Cairo. tpart from the moral and perhaps .a&teriat .strength acquired by the i&Bfes, the agreement .seems to me f*{frnean;that there must have been tf ~ ironfiig-out of, long-standing and L gero.us suspicions between Ank- and, Moscow. This throught is itfengtiTened by the fact that while [arshaV Stalin himself couldn't be -esentl'he joined in inviting Inonu to 'the 'parley, and thus gave the ession his official blessings. |%Eooking 'at the thing from all 'igles, I should say the handshak- tg between the Muscovites and ie Turks is a matter of greater ____>menfceven than the further ce- i ''menling<of foe-Anglo-American and llurkish friendship. That's so be- gcause the hard-eyed way the Rus- [fsSans and the Turks have watched •acK other play their cards has 'made other nations uneasy. • Point has been, of course, i'that th£ Turks control the Dardanelles gthe famous strait which provide! the only gateway the Russians Wave between the Black Sea d outside waters. . , . Naturally Moscow has wanted to Jehsure her perpetual use of thirf yraterway, which is more priceless than as though filled with molten •Irjubies. Great wars have grown out ' Curled up on a wooden bench, with'her dog Queenie as a pillpw, Katy Jo Meinstereifel spends the night in Atlanta's Union Station. Unable to find a landlord who would take children arid dogs, Katy slept one night behind a billboard, and is now on her ,way back to Pennsylvania with her mother and brother. Market Report gbf far less than that. . &,So it's good to see the. TurKS h rarid Muscovites smiling at each lather. The pot of gold at'the end f*6f,the Dardanelles. I,'-'Does this Turko-Allied agreement "inean the Ottomans are going to join us in the war? Hard and fast iconclusions on that question might dby risky. I think the position is yibout like this: ^ The Turks appear to have given :eir outright allegiance to the Unit- Nations. The indications are that ra is prepared to get into the f»war with both feet, if the Allies iSreally need this additional military Kaid, Such a situation might arise -from the projected all-out offensive pagainst Hitler, and call from the fAllies likely would set the Turkish >armies marching. "-^However, .while the Turks have modernizing the reequipping ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK ®National Stockyards. 111., Dec. 8 —(;pj— Hogs, 10,500; active; barrows and gilts fully steady; sows mostly 25 higher; good clearance indicated top and bulk good and choice 20-270 Ibs 13.70; 280-300 Ibs 1290-13.30; 300-340 Ibs 12.50-13.00; 170-190 Ibs 12.75-13.40; 140-160 11.2512.35; few "at 12.40; 120-130 Ibs 10.25-11.40; 100-120 Ibs 9.25-10.40; good sows 12.15-25 stags 12-25 down. Cattle, 3500; calves 800; opening about steady with Tuesday; around 75 loads mostly medium steers offered; few deals 13.2514.10; odd lots "heifers and mixed yearlings 10.50-13.00; common and medium beef cows 9.00-10.75; medium'and good sausage and beef bulls 9.50-11.25; good and choice vealers 15.00; medium and good 12.50-13.75; nominal range slaughter steers 10.00-16.25; slaughter heifers 9.00-15.50; stocker and feeder steers 8.00-13.25. Sheep, 250; receipts include around three loads yearlings; balance trucked in lambs and ewes; lambs up 25; other classes steady good and choice wooled lambs 14;25-75; medium and good 12,5013.75; common throwouts 10.00-50; good .and choice wooled yearlings 12.65-75; medium and good wooled ewes 5;00-50. POULTRY. AND PRODUCE their forces with the aid of Britian and the United States, they still lack the equipment they would like Lto have for war against the Hitler" Also, Turkey's territory 'pljurope, north of the Dardanelles, 3/js vulnerable to heavy assault from • Jibe Germans occupying : the neighboring Balkan areas. Furthermore, don't forget that the Nazis hold the ^Aegean Islands off, - the Turkish "coast, or that the great, straggling ivcrty ofj^sstanbul (Constantinople) »|jies w]|e open to attack by Ger- 'man bpmbers. So I, t$mk< we can gay that the n **urks "probably are on call for ac- r r jive service, if and when needed. ' ~ " " ' one would expect that Chicago, Dec. live; steady; 3 B -r cars, 13 trucks; market unchanged. traders waited possible new developments in the war situation and the subsidy question. Late afternoon values were 15 to 60 cents a bale lower, Dec. 19.43, Mch 19.38 and May 19.18. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, Dec. 8 (P?}—, Grains slumped today although at one time rye prices were up about a cent, reaching new seasonal peaks, on buying by houses with eastern connections. Profit-taking was heavy and the grain backed down below the previous close. Trade was active in rye, but fairly slow in other pits. Wheat displayed an easier undertone despite reports of an active flour business. December oats were firm on a strong cash trade, although deferred deliveries showed a tendency to ease. t At the close wheat was 1-8 — 1-2 lower, December $1.68 1-4, oats were unchanged to 1-2 down, December 81 5-8 — 3-4, rye was unchanged to 1-2 higher, Decemberv $1.18 5-8, and barley was 1-8 lower to 1-4 higher, December $1.22 3-4. Cash wheat' none. Oats, No. 1 mixed 84 1-2; No. 3 white 80 1-2; sample grade white 78-79.:,barley, malting 1.261.41 nom.; feed 1,121.18 nom. Field seed per 10 0 Ibs weight, timothy 5.75-6.00 nom.; red top 14.00-15.00 nom.; red clover 31.50 nom.; sweet clover 10.50 nom. NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 8 (/P)The cotton market moved lower today on light-, hedge selling and profit taking -'which encountered indifferent mill'price fixing demand. Prices recovered partially on scattered buying'and covering in late trad- Gen. Rommel Launches Push Against Slavs London, Dec. 8—(/P)— Marshal Rommel launched a full-scale often-. _ive against Yugoslav liberated ter^ ritorles and their Bosnian-Serbian .hrust has broken through into the city of Prljepolje, the headquarters of Gen. Josip Broz (Tito) said today. Yugoslav partisans, however, mounted a successful offensive of their own in Croatia, killing 300 Germans and capturing quanlilics of rich booty, Tilo's communique added. It charged the Germans were "perpetrating great atrocities" on Macedonian civilians. Pro-Nazi Croats and Chetnik units were reported in the ranks of the Axis forces, and Rommel was said to have augmented his attacking divisions with reinforcements rushed from Greece, Albania and Austria. ...... Heavy .fighting was reported in the Sarajevo-Travnik, Sarajevo Mokro and Mokro-Tuzla sectors in south-central Bosnia, as well as on the Imotski-Duvno and Livno-Gra- hovo fronts in Hercegovina. The breakthrough from the Bosnian-Serbian-border into Prijepolje came when units of the second Yugoslav "division, after repulsing series of fierce onslaughts, were overcome by superior numbers said the communique broadcast by the "Free Yugoslav radio." Macedonian troops were said to be successfully battling German forces near the towns of Kizevo and Gostivar in Southwest Macedonia near the Albanian border. To the north Tito unleashed a series of attacks against German- garrisoned towns in Slavonia and operations were proceeding "successfully," his communique said, and in the adjoining county of Mo- slavina more than 10 Germans were ambushed and captured. Yugoslav anti-aircraft balteries shot down two German planes over the town of Czma, 30 miles east of Zagreb in Eastern Croatia, the war bulletin said, while bitter fighting raged around the town itself. Tito said 160 Germans were killed in this encounter and quantities of war material were captured. Encumbents Win in Little Rock Election Little Rock, Dec. 8 —•(£")— Defeating his opponent nearly two-to- one, City Attorney Cooper Jacoway yesterday was reelected to iiis third term. Jacoway received a vote of 2,230 against 1,240 cast for L'ihwoqd L. Brickhouse. ,' ••.-•Incumbent aldermen were reelected in all three wards where there were contestants. They were Julius C. Bmberg, Franklin Loy and Dr. J. R. Jordan. Re-elected without opposition were City Clerk H. C. Graham, and Aldermen Sam G. Wassell, Major Dent, J. W. Homer, H. A. Emerson, James B..Kirten and Lee H. Evans. Duel to Death Their bodies so close together as,to suggest a duel to the death, a United States Marine and a Jup soldier lie in a clearing on Tarawa during a lull in the bloody battle. Time being too short to care for their fallen comrade, other Marines m background rest. When island finally was won, the • Marine was buried at sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo.) .;th.ey & least would grant the Alva&able bases and free pas- "-"-iUgh Turlpsrj territory if need it. has served the Allies r---*a* to, have Turkey neutral, the Turk&'had joined the United Jations^jprior to the Italian col- 'ipse, wiftte the Axis was still mast- of tfl Balkan peninsula, there ve been a strong possibi- iC Hitlerites might break into the Middle ffiereby upsetting a very ' of Allied fat into the Had it not been for the great NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec. 8 — (/P)—- The stock market registered', another broad advance today on buying inspired by Tuesday's late upturn. Rails were leaders a good part of the time but key issues in the steel, motors, farm equipment and specialty groups also had good sup- ing but the volume was small as port thoughout. In the final hour I advances ranged from fractions to ! a point or more. Volume, approximately 1,300,000 shares, was the largest in a month. It takes from 20 to 25 years for a cork tree to reach a marketable age. . Reds Fall Back (Continued From Page One) quantities of .war booty. ' (In the Dnieper bend south of Rremenchug, the broadcast said the Germans "shortened part their line." Reuters reported of the barrier of th,e Dardanelles, ely would ha,ve risked million bayonets in any must go to Britian Mlied-Turkish love feats, to say that Anakra's for England was large, Iy responsible (1) for Turkey's re- 1 Jusal to join the Germans as in the yiast war, and (2) for this final de- *ciaration of solidarity with the Unitis, ed Nations. Waves of U.S. (Continued E rom Page One) ing that the Imperial army and navy had lost 159,000 men in dead and wounded, 41 warships, 96 other ships and 1200 aircraft since Pear! Harbor. Of the . warships admitted lost, one was a battleships and two were aircraft carriers. These enemy figures were re garded as ridiculously low when compared with even the most con servative claims of the Allied com- muniques. JSt son. Big Food Firms Team Against Subsidies Washington, Dec. 8 —(/P)— In assertion "the big food manufacturers of America are lined UD against subsidies in a campaign to lift the lid on food prices," was made before the Senate Banking comrnillee today by Waller P. Reuther, vice president of the United Automobile workers (CIO). "Headed by General Foods Corporation," he said, "these manufacturers are owners of the best known names in packaged and processed foods. "Through a 'food industry war committee' they seek to tie food wholesalers and retailers to their inflation program, and have propositioned the farm bloc to team up in the anti-subsidy campaign. "To camouflage its inflation purpose," he contended, "the food manufacturers' war committee attacks the increased wages of industrial workers as the chief threat f inflation X X X. 'Labor denounces this atlempl of ood-trusters to shift the blame to he workers in order to cover up heir i own campaign to knock out ubsidies and destroy price control. .Vages have beeri more tightly con- rolled than prices and workers lave'shared to a much smaller de- jree than farmers and corporations n the rise of incomes." The committee, nearlng the end of public hearings on the house- passed bill to end food subsidies al :he end of this month heard a spokesman for the national farmers union contend a federal food stamp plan for low-income families could not take the place of general subsidies — a suggestion voiced in previous testimony. "The food stamp plan relies upon the existence of surplus supplies as its base," said Rusell Smith, legislative secretary of the only major farm group supporting the administration's food subsidy program, "and thdre are no surpluses State Can Prepare Primary Ballots Lillle Rock, Dec. 8 (ff)— To fa- cililale voting by men and women in the armed services, Democratic primary ballots may be prepared as soon as the lickel closes 90 days before the date of the preferential primary, July 25, Attorney General Guy E. Williams ruled today. The opinion went to Secrelary of Slale C. G. Hall who sought inler- prelalion of a section of Pope's Digest setting dates for certification of candidates to the county Democratic commiltces and county clerks. Williams held thai the act, providing for certificalion of candidates lo the committees not later than 30 days and to the clerk not laler than 10 days before the primary, did not prevent the preparation of ballots as son as possible after the ticket closed. "Thus, in order that persons in the armed services may have an opportunity to cast an absentee ballot, the stale and counly committees can act immediately after the ticket closes," Williams held. American Press Is Scooped Again London, Dec. 8 — (IP)— The German radio carried the news of Ihe Roosevell -Churchill 'Inonu mcel- Senate Group Ratifies Tax on Liquor Washington, Dec. B — (#)— the Senate Finance Committee today ratified the House'apnroved Increase In the federal liquor tax from $0 to $9 n proof gallon, but whittled down other excise rales In the pending tax bill. The changes were estimated to amount to n net loss of $112,000,000 in anticipated new revenue. Pending other expected revisions, the prospective additional yield from Ihc 1043 revenue bill stood at about $2,028,000,000, against n $2,140,000,000 esimated total when it passed the House. Committee decisions, of course, nre subject to Senate approval or rejection when the bill goes to the floor in another week or 10 days. Devoting a morning session to proposed excise rales originally estimated to bring on additional'$1,201,700,000 into the'Treasury, ...the committee took action on these items: Furs — Increased from present 10 per cent rate to 20 per cent. The House had voted 25 per cent. Boer—Approved House Increase, from S7 a barrel lo $8. Electric Light Bulbs — Raised present rate of 10 per cenl to. 15 per cent. The House had voted 25 per cent. . ' ' Cabarets — Quadrupled present 5 per cent tax on patrons' checks ing about two hours before it was officially released last night, with Berlin quoting a communique it said had been issued at Istanbul by the officinl Turkish news agency. The story of the conference was released in Allied nations at 7:30 p. m. (E.W.T.) Some two hours earlier, Ihc German radio broadcasl communi- Smilh said Ihe general subsidy program is Ihe besl device to avoid penalizing all consumers because some consumers are receiving high incomes. Poultrymen get preference purchase of certain kinds of thi'acite coal to be used for ing brookers and hatcheries. Arkonsas Casualties Listed As Six Wounded In Action Washington, Dec. 8— (/P)— The War Department announced tod that six Arkansans had be wounded in ac.tion in the Mediter- lanean area. They are T-Sg Sammie R. Kee, son of Mrs. Eliz Kee, Trumann; Pvl. William E. McCormick, son ,of Mrs. William McCormick, Fay- eltevilla; Cpl. Everelte Randolph, son of Mrs. Cora F. Davis, Lynn; Sgt. Hozzie Smith, son of John W. Smith, Nashville, and Sgt. Alphons J. Wewer, son of Mrs. Anne Wewer, Scranton. Finns to Pay 15th Debt Installment Washington, Dec. 8 (fP) — The Treasury said today Finland had arranged to pay December 15 an installment of $233,915 on its 'debt to this country arising oul of Ihe First World War. It owes the United Stales approximalely $9,000,000. que on Ihc meeting, describing it lo Ihe Anatolian News Agency. This communique differed in some respects from the official bulletin re- eased to American and Brilish newspapers, but was roughly Ihe same. Auxiliary Police in Quail Supper The Hempslend Counly Auxiliary Police will hold a quail supper al Ihc Diamond cafe at 8 o'clock tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 8), according to an announcement by W. A. Mudgett, secrelary. TO NATURALIZE SOLDIERS Southwest Pacific Allied Headquarters, Dec. 7 (/P)— More than 350 members of Ihe United Slales army, ..among- them natives of every nation at war, will become citizens of the United State within the next few weeks. Robert Grinnell of New York City, American vice consul at Brisbane, Australia, will tour Ihe New Guinea forward areas to administer the oath of allegiance. to 20 per cent. The House voted 30 per cent. Toilet preparations, cosmetics and perfumes — approved House action raising rate from 10 to 25 per cent. , Telephone service — Approved House changes raising tax on local service from 10 per cent to 15 per cent, and on long distance calls from 20 to 25 per cent. on an- NOTICE For Taxi Service —'C ALL 679 — (Careful Drivers) IRVING T. URREY Owner and Manager FOR CHRISTMAS 4.95 to 18.50 The chickadee) is able to hang down when hunting in- |£cts on 4 a tree. ' OUT ss-j, t cause *$al trouW* sj 1 '^ <JT B fja you or you? .*m... . tol lot ov*r * ewtwjp. drives out roundworoil. " Wonted —Milk Attention F|rm Producer*! We will buy ell the fresh mJlk • you can bring in to Red 1 Army had thrust within two miles of the center of Znamenka in the area to the north and had advanced eight to ten miles in the last 24 hours in the sectors south and west of the rail junction.) The Germans piled up a considerable superiority in tanks west of odds but holding on. Russians artil }ery was striking the heaviest blows at the onrushing foe. The Soviet 152-rnillimeter mobile guns were said to be taking a deadly toll of German tanks. Jzyestia reported the Red Army lad taken up strong positions in a new defense line in the Chernyak- hov area, 80 miles west of Kiev. There was no note • of alarm in dispatches from the front. Correspondents said the Germans appeared- to be throwing everything they could spare into the Kiev battle, and consequently were running into trouble farther south around Znamenka. With Stalin back in Moscow and in consultation with his general staff, new energy and strategy may be expected to meet the sudden, and powerful enemy tank thrusts in the Kiev bulge. Communications favor the Germans. They are supplying the Kiev front over excellent highways and two railroads from Germany through Poland. The Russians are unable to use any railroad west of Kiev and few. on the other side of the Dnieper because these were largely destroys in the German sumrn«r retreat. South of Kiev in the Znamenka area, the Bed Army was exploiting jts big breakthrough southwest of Kremerichug. Advancing 20 miles in some places through %vhat once were powerful German lines. The Soviet wedges was being driven deeper every day between two German army groups. Japan's Half Century of Conquest T if NIPPON'S EXPANSION op.: 11, 300 ( 000i<j|.mi JAPAN Pop.: 72,875,000 150,000 *a. mi. 765.00010. mi. P...: 5,200,000 JT,400,q.mi. nton PESCADORES 1941] -MARIANAS IS, •GUAM CAROLINA ISLANDS Acquirtam Pop.: 66,000 USOsq.mi. South China Sea Pop.: 60,000,000 750,000 M. mi. Friday Seems Bad Day for Dorters Philadelphia —(/P)— Blood doners are shy on Friday. They give blood here by the 600's on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, but on Fridays, the average is 350. Whether superstition keeps them away, or just week-end plans, telephone recruiters use their most come hither voices assuring prospects that blood flows as freely on Fridays as other days and that the need never slows. SOUP STILL RATIONED Little Rock, Dec. 8 (/P)—Practically all popular si/e canned soups are slill rationed at four points per can, the state Office of Price Administralion said last night. The announcement resulted from queries about the removal rationing in the December chart of non- concentrated ready-to -serve soups. TO DROP 300,000 WORKERS Washington, Dec. 8 — (/P)— Rep resentative Gatbings (D-Ark) introduced a bill yesterday to drop at least 300,00 workers from the federal payrolls to abolish "wasted effort, duplication and red tape and to smooth out the civilian war program." Quilted Rayon Satin .. . Cotton Chenille . . . Brocaded Taffeta . , . Rayon Crepes . . Brushed Rayon. Starting the day off right is an easily acquired habit . . . if she has a helpmate such as one of our beauty-satisfying robes. Make it your gift. Sizes 12 to big 99 we u. s.ww4SedMwtof toe three-powe| »eetw>« te Cairo^ SOLDIERS CAN START ?OO ] With Second Army On Maneuv- i ers, Somewhere in Tennessee •— UP— Men at a "Red" infantry command post are becoming eligible for either a membership in the Anti-Cruelty Society or the Bronx Zoo. After two months of maneuvers in the hills and woods of Middle Tennessee they have accumulated three puppies given to them by farmers, six squirrels, a snake, and an assortment of turtles, terrapins, a deodorized skunk, a groundhog and two ground squirrels. ,jy it's feminine . . . it's tailored ... it has everything for her tasteful leisure moments . . . this quilted rayon satin model. TALBOT'S "We Outfit the Family" ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^pf^^^^^^p^^^^?* MOH STAR, MOM, ARKANSAS Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor »»hon« tM Between I •. rm and 4 0, m. Beware Coughs from common colds That Hang On Creorrolsion relieves promptly because It goes right to the sent of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial mucous-membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulsion with trie understanding you must like the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. CREOMULSION for Couehs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis € ci'QJ Calendar lesday, December 8th (dents of Paisley school will be .large of the December meeting ic P.-T.A. at the school audi- ,lm, 3 o'clock. All members are !d to be present. irsday, December 9th .nnual Christmas party und din' meeting for members of the po Business nnd Professional imcn's club, the Barlow, 7 p. m. A special Christmas program (11 bo presented at the meeting of .e high school P. T. A. at the fgh school, 3:30 o'clock. fevcral Guests at Tuesday Nrd Party Two tables were arranged for layers ut the home of Mrs. Syd IcMath Tuesday afternoon when he was hostess to members of the Tuesday Contract Bridge club. Nan- Sinu berries and roses formed the lorn! decor in the living room. Mrs. H. L. Broach was high scorer for the club, and Mrs. Lyle Brown was awarded the guest high gift. Other gucsls were Mrs. foilin Lucas of Little Rock, Mrs. Manic Johnson, and Mrs. Robert ycscy of Los Angles. A delectable salad course was served with coffee during the afternoon. Qrs. R. M. Brlant is Hostess to W. S. C. S. An interesting meeting of Circle No, 3 of the Women's Society of Christian Service, Mrs. W. C. Miller, lender, was held al the ,D>mc of Mrs. R. M. Brlant Mon- aay afternoon. Christmas decorations were evidenced in the living room where the members assembled. After Miss Marnie Briant's Christmas dc- WJlional, Mrs. R. T. While prcsent- V33 the program on "Distribution of Christian Lileralurc to South Americans". Mrs. Orrie Heed and Mrs. Sum Warmack assisted on the program. . During the social hour Ihc hostess iV^is assisted by Mrs. O. A. Graves in serving a delicious desert course with coffee. Gifts Exchanged at Baptist Sunday School Party Mrs. Arlest Trout was hostess lo fclembcrs of Ihc Home Builder's class of Ihe First Baplisl church lasl evening "al 8 o'clock. After a' brief business session gifts wore exchanged from a lighted Christmas tree. ^Delectable refreshments were served, lo Mrs. Fred Formby, the teacher, Mrs. floss Hanks, Mrs Hulan While, Mrs. J. A. Waclhiw Mrs. J'. ' E. Power, Mrs. Doyle Galloway, and Mrs. John W. Good- Rogers - Hunt Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss M'ablc Hunt, .daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. -Muni of Bucknor, Ark. and i W. -Rogers, pelty ofliccr, USNH, 15n of Mrs. Clifford Rogers nnd the late Mr. Rogers of Hope. The marriage was solemnized November 1C at Marion, Ark. The bride is a graduate of Hunter high school and is associalcd with t Memphis depnrtmenl store. Mr, ugers was employed by an aircraft corporation in Memphis before entering the navy. Hospital Notes _^Mr. t and Mrs. Bill Robins arc Ihe "irents of a son born Saturday at the Julia Chester. He has been named William Ronald Robins. Friends of Mrs. Daphne R. Levins will be interested in knowing that she is rapidly recovering from a recent appcndlctomy at the Julia Chester. Communiques Cadel Raymond Huell, stationed at the University of Indiana, Bloominglon, is spending an 8-day furlough wilh his parents, Mr. and Mrs. llamp Huctt. PFC Hcrchell Rogers has returned lo Walla Walla, Wash, after a furlough visit with his mother, Mrs. C. Rogers, Soulh Fullon si. He has been in Ihe armed forces 8 months. An interesting picture' of Miss Mary Frances Mammons, yeoman in the Waves, appeared in a recent issue of Ihc Commercial Appeal. She is Ihe daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foy Mammons and is slalioncd in New Orleans. PFC William Howard Boyell, U. S. Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Boyell, 620 North Main, is slalioned wilh a Marine Corps unit in the South Pacific according to news received from the Southern division of the Corps. Pvt. Lester Lee Dcaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dcaton, Emmet Rl. 2, was recently graduated from armament school al Lowry Field Denver, Colo. Pvl. Dcaton was a farmer and welder before entering Ihe service. Texarkana Pastor to Speak at Tabernacle Rev. Oils B. Hubbard, pastor of the Assembly of God, Texarkana, will be speaking lonight «t the Tabernacle. Rev. Hubard is a most interesting speaker. He is engaged now in building a new church in the down town districl of Tcxar- kiina. Rev. Paul Gaston is away this week conducting revival services in DcQuecn. He will return for services at the Tabernacle Sunday. Child's Colds UICKS W VAPORUB Relieve Misery t -Rub on Time-Tested Emblems Are Awarded SPG Employees Emblems for Civilian Service were awarded today on behalf of the War Department to 570 Ordnance civilian employees and to two Air Corps civilian employees at the Southwestern Proving Ground by Lt. Colonel J. C. Brier, Commanding Officer. The ceremony, brief so as not to interrupt proving ground activilies, was held at 1 o'clock at Ihe post cafcleria. The Emylcm for Civilian Service is presenlcd to civilian employees in Ihc departmental and field service, who have rendered faithful service for a period of six months, in recognition of the contribution being made by War Department civilian employees to the successful prosecution of the war and to encourage a grealer awareness of their active personal participation in the achieving of ultimate viclory. The emblem may be worn either on the left .breast about four inches below the middle point of the shoulders or on the left lapel of any outer garment. Emblems for Meritorious Service and Emblems for Exceplional Service are lo be awarded laler depending upon the services rendered. BOYS PREFER ARMY London —(/?)— When the last batch of 17 and 18-year-old British boys regislered for nalional service Ihey were given Ihc choice of joining the armed forces or mining forces. They chose the army over Ihe pit almost 10 per cent. Wednesday - Thursday THE PICTURE OF THEIR LIVES*, with Jerome Kern's music! ASTAiRE HAYWORTH CYGAT'S RHUMBA iANP RIALTO NOW SHOWING Barton Msry U§ in ^ I'Shontytown' in 1 M a n o f Courage' if' Hole in Helmet Ttifet Only a slight head wound resulted for Cpl. Roy Daneals of Enid, Okla., after his helmet was ripped open by shell fragments in Italy. (Signal Corps Radio- Telephoto.) Hollywood Hatmfr& or, Qfy* (fcljuflt** Uargaiti •y Chart** Dkk«M tM*. MCA ranvtce. INC. TUB KTOItYi ItMtMW, rhemUt nnil ntilvti'iiHr ptotmtHT. look* like » linnntrit man it* he »U* rnmlnndhir before hi* fife on A }«nrly (JhrlMtnn* Rvr. There I* • Rhnek on Ihe door and Something . |in*iie» (illicitly out of (he room, The .qnlrigtrii enter to «erre hi* evening hienl. They are abotK to lenre nhen the room be«ln» to darken •IranRel* * • • CHAPTER III ]yjR. REDLAW resumed h!s pla<ie at the table,.more, it would have seemed from his manner, to reassure Ihe old keeper, than in any remembrance oi his own appetite. "Spare me another moment, Philip. William, you were going to tell me something to your excellent wife's honor. It will not be disagreeable to her to hear you praise her. it?" What was i By ROBBIN COONS Hollywood Pauletle Goddard came back from San Francisco, where she went lo sec lady-welders at work, ready lo lake up her cinematic welding for "I Love a Soldier." She plays a lady-welder who won't fall in love, no sirree, with anybody as long as there's a war — unlil she meets Sonny Tufls. "Welding?" she said. "I'd never dreamed il was such delicale work — it's as fine as embroidery, and requires as much precision. But a bit more wearing — yes, just n bit. Could I take it? Well . . . Ai'lcr you work In pictures on a 12-hour day, I believe you can take anything. Yes, I think 1 could . . ." The Tufts-Goddard combination is a result of their teaming in "So Proudly We Hail." The picture had been released only a couple of weeks when Director Mark Sand- rich and Wriler Allen Scoll began concocting the new one. The question of wartime marriages, around which "I Love a Soldier" revolves, is one that doesn't seem to borthcr the Holly- docsn'l seem, to bother the Holly- ard Ncy first planned lo marry after the war, then changed their minds and look Ihe slcp. Susan Pelcrs and Richard Ouine didn't wait, cither, and Martha O'Driscoll recently returned from her honeymoon to gel back, like the others, inlo picture work. She's doing "Week-End Pass," a comedy aboul a gentleman-welder (Noah Berry Jr.) in a shipyard, which sounds like the reverse angle on the Goddard-Tufls movie. All the gentleman-welder wants, when he gels a holiday as reward for extra zeal, is to sleep '— but he meets Ihe heroine inslead and gels tangled in her troubles. Martha became the bride of LI. Commander Richard Adams, now on active duty at sea. "But ours," she said, "wasn't a quick wartime wedding. We'd known each other more than eight years, and he was the first boy I ever went out wilh," She had jusl had a lellcr from her husband, retailing the fate of his prized and very fancy new car which had jusl arrived at his Philippines base when the Japs struck. His ship had gone on lo help in the evacuation of Java, and his belongings left behind became Japanese booly. He didn't mind losing his clothes and other items, he wrote, but lie was bowed down by word of his new car, brought by an exchanged British consul: the Japs had "pressed" it and sent it to their homeland for—scrap! Alledged Slayer Is Sentenced for Life Liltlc Rock, Doc. 8—Convicted for Ihe second lime in Ihe slaying of Dclores Catherine Smith, 10-year- old school girl, Joe W. Smith, 37, Litlle Rock houscpaintcr, faced a life imprisonment sentence today inslead of Ihe electric chair. A Pulaski circuit court jury which deliberated little over an hour re- turncd a verdict of guilty late last nighl and recommended that Circuit Judge Gus Fulk sentence him lo life. He had been convicted on the same charge Nov. 27, 1942 and given the death penalty. The supreme court reversed the sentence on a technicality and ordered a retrial. Smith's attorney indicated he would appeal Ihc new sentence. The defendant wept when Ihc vcr- dicl was announced. The child disappeared from the Woodruff grammcr school grounds Sept. 25, 1942. Her body was found a month laler in an old cemetery on the outskirts of the cily. The state charged Smith accompanied the child away from school and killed her. They were not related. '•• Prisoner Has Good Time for Awhile Pulaski, Va. (Pf) A prisoner in the county jail awaiting delivery to Ihe slale penitentiary whilcd away his wait in the following manner: Tore up the plumbing in his cell causing a miniature flood; fired his bunk, bringing the local fire department, and then fastened the door from the inside with chinas so officers had lo use a hammer and chisen to open it. —m-> ^ -m^ DAM INSPECTED Newport, Dec. 8 — (Pf)— Lachlan MacLeay, president of Ihe Mississippi Valley Association of SI. Louis inspected the huge Norfork dam near Mountain Home and the site of Ihe proposed Bull Shoals dam today, lie will speak here tomorrow. "Why. that's where it Is, you see, Sir," returned Mr. William Swidger, looking towards his wife in considerable embarrassment. "Mrs. William's got her eye upon me." "But you're not afraid of Mrs. William's eye?" "Why, no, Sir," 'returned Mr. Swidger. "But I wouldn't like to —Milly!—him, you know. Down | in the Buildings." "I didn't know," said Milly, with a quiet frankness, free from any haste or confusion, "that William had said anything about it, or I wouldn't have come. I asked him not to. It's a sick young gentleman, Sir—and very poor, I am afraid—who is too ill to go home this holiday-time, and lives, unknown to any one, in but a common kind of lodging for a gentleman, down in Jerusalem Buildings. That's all, Sir." have I never heard of him?" said the Chemist, ris- hg hurriedly. "Why has he not Tiade his situation known to me? Sick!—give me my hat and cloak. Poor!—what house?—what num- aer?" «'Oh, you mustn't go there, Sir," said Milly. calmly confronting him with her collected little face and folded hands. .f'Not go there?" ''Oh dear no, Sir! He said that of ill the world he would not be tnown to you, or receive help from you—though he is a student in your class." The room hod darkened, more and more. There iocs a very heavy gloom and shadow gathering behind the Chemist's chair. •What more about him?" he asked. "He is engaged to be married when he can afford it," said Milly, "and is studying, I think, to qualify himself to earn a living. I have seen, a long time, that he has studied hard and denied himself much.—How very dark it is!' Mllly's voice resumed, like quiet music very softly played: "He muttered in his broken sleep yesterday afternoon, after talking to me" (this was to herself) "about some one dead, anc some great wrong done that could never be forgotten: but whether to him or to another person, '. don't know. Not by him, I am sure." "And, in short, Mrs. William you see," said Mr. William, "ha done him worlds of good! Bles you, worlds of good!" The room turned darker ant colder, and the gloom and shadow fathering behind the chair was leavier. * * * ''TtfOT content With this, Sir, Mrs. William goes and finds his very night, when she was corning home (why it's not above a couple of hours ago), a creature more like a young wild beast than young child, shivering upon a doorstep. What does Mrs. William do, but brings it home to dry it, and feed it, and keep it till our old Bounty of food and flannel is given away on Christmas morn- :ng.» "Heaven keep her happy!" said -he Chemist aloud, "and you too, Philip! and you, William! I must consider.what to do in this. 1 may desire to see this student, I'll not detain you longer now. Good night!" As tliey passed out and shut the keavy door, which, however carefully withheld, fired, a long train of thundering reverberations when it shut at last, the room turned darker. As the gloom and shadow thickened behind him, out of it there came, by some unreal, unsubstantial process—not to be traced by any human sense—an awful likeness of himself! Ghastly and cold, colorless in its leaden face and hands, but with his features, and his bright eyes, and his grizzled hair, and dressed in the gloomy shadow of his dress, it came into his terrible appearance of existence, motionless, without a sound. As he leaned his arm upon the elbow of his chair, ruminating before the fire, it leaned upon the chair-back, close above him, with its appalling copy of his face looking where his face looked, and bearing the expression his face bore. This, then, was the Something that iMd passed and gone already. This was the dread companion, of the haunted man! (To Be Continued) Army Trainees to Be Discussed at Meet Fayettevillc, Dec. 8 (/P)— The possibilily of Ihc army permitting its trainees to participate in intercollegiate sports next year will come in for plenty of discussion at the Southwest Conference confab in Dallas, Friday and Saturday, says Gene Lambert, University of Arkansas athletic director. Lambert said there was a possibility the army would permit its trainees to play on college teams in 1944. He declared "the situation is loaded with dynamite." Navy-marine trainees were permitted to engage in intercollegiate football during the past season. Arkansas was one of the few major schools in the southwest with an all-civilian team. Because the nation's draft calls for scheduled to fall of early next year, Lambert said he did not believe many high school players would be called in 1944. The university is currently conducting a campaign to allract the slate's bumper crop of high school stars lo Arkansas next year. Irving T. Urrey Buys 679 Taxi Cab Co. Irving T. Urrey today announced the purchase of the 679 Taxi Co., from Joe D. Smith. Mr. Urrey, engaged for the past few months in the dairy business, announced lhal his dairy would discontinue relail business but would conlinue selling to wholesalers. Oil and Gas LaFayette County, Arkansas. Prepared by Mrs. Eunice Triplet!, Lewisville, Arkansas. Mineral Deed: 3/64ths interest. Dated April 7, 1939; filed Dec. 6, 1943. Frank W. Files and wife to Bay Oil Corporation—SW J /4 of Sec. 36, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 23 West. Mineral Deed: 3/32nds interest. Dated April 7, 1939; filed Dec. 6, Bay Oil Corporation—N% of SW'/ 4 1943. Frank W. Files and wife to of Sec. 35, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 23 West. Mineral Deed: 3/32nds interest. Dated April 7, 1939; filed Dec. C, 1943. Frank W. Files and wife to Bay Oil Corporation—S'/4 of S'/2 ol NE'/i and NWb of SE'/ 4 of Sec. 36, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 23 West. Oil and Gas Lease: 10-year term. Dated Oct. 28, 1943; filed Dec. 4 1943. A. M. Neeley to Kcrlyn Oil Company. NE'A of NE'/ 4 and NW'A of NE'/i of Sec. 23; all that part of NW'/4 of NW"A of Sec. 24 that lies East of the Cotton Belt Railroad 25 acres; NW'/4 of NW>/ 4 of Sec. 25 less thai part that lies North oi Branch that flows through Ihe NW portion of said forty acres, 3' acres; and SW'/i of NW% of Sec. 25; all in Twp. 19 S., Rge. 25 West, and containing in all 182 acres, more or less. War Casualties From Gilberts Arriving By WILLIAM L. WORDEN With the Seventh U. S. Air Force in the Pacific — (/P) — They are bringing the casualties in from the Gilberts now. On the seaplane ramp, Ihe ambulances are drawn up, their litters piled beside them, the drivers smoking in groups and watching Ihe lagoon. Intelligence officers also stand in groups, waiting for information from Tarawa and Makin, first hand information about what happened to individual men, what Japanese guns were most deadly, how the enemy was driven back. The medical officers have the nervous movements of men knowing a night of work is ahead of them. A traclor draws a line of wagons loaded with bombs for wait- bag CataUna flying boats. U.S. Fertilizer Program Draws Much Criticism Litlle Rock, Dec. 8 —(/P)— The new government program authorizing the Agricultural Adjustment Agency to allocate fertilizer sup- slies among the stales drew criticism and praise here .today. Regional Organizer Aubrey Williams of the Farmers Union said the agreement between the National Ferttlizer Asociation and Wai- Food Adminislralion, placing control of all fertilizer allocalions in Percy Ramsey Writes From Jap Prison Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ramsey, 994 West 5th street, Hope, received the following card from their son, Lieut. Percy E. Ramsey. "I am interned at Philippine Military Prison Camp No. 8, My health is excellent. "Still doing okay. Nothing lo worry about. Hoping lo sec you soon. My love to all of the kids. Regards to friends. As ever to Mary. Clear the kitchen for action, my arrival. (Signed) PERCY E. RAMSEY. Nip Radk»"win7 Great Victory By The Associated Press The Tokyo radio quoted an Imperial headquarters com- ique today as making the fantastic claim that the Japanese army had killed or disabled 193,00 Allied soldiers on the South Pacific and Aleutian- fronts from December; 1942, through November of this year. The broadcast, recorded by the Associated Press, asserted, moreover, that 2,728 Allied planes were destroyed on these fronts during the same period and 158 ships were "accounted for." The communique was represented as saying the Allies had a total strength of 400,000 thousand men in those areas. The Japanese losses for the period were placed at 32,962 killed and 313 planes lost. The broadcast made even more exaggerated claims of losses inflicted on the Chinese. *?•;$ Tlie "Sffmttuler Hug" iucns pule wli«n lie hears llic word siHTifke, because-lie knows that iiieuns stiurl rations for him. Hcs gloats over n diet of mis- (-[lent dollar bills, but will starve to death on Win- Bonds. Sec that lie doscn't gam weight on nny of your money. Useless Christinas gifts arc bis meat. Don't buy them. IJuy War Bonds instead, and starve him! Navy Yard Once Sold for Mule Pittsburgh (ff)' The Pittsburgh Navy Yard Neville Island was once sold for an old white mule and a musket rifle. Solomon Ague, western Pennsylvania pioneer, dis- ppsed of Ihe property in the 18th century simply because he was "tried of having Injuns overrun itj" says his great-grandson, Fletcher Ague, now employed at a war plant on the island where several of the navy's smaller craft have been launched. That was sometime before Gen. Anthony/Wayne and jris band of musketeers came to'west- ern Pennsylvania to wipe out the'ln- dian marauders. ; , the AAA was a "tricky agreement" ' that means the big fellows have so ' tied up fertilizer for the coming year that the little farmer doesn't stand a chance at bargaining alone." Arkansas AAA Administralor J. L. Wright said the AAA was assisting in the fertilizer distribution program because of the labor shortage and the transportation problem. "The ruling stretches out the period the fertilizer concerns can operate and distributes transportation over a longeK*period," he said. ."A farmer can't use more fertilizer than his state experiment station recommends. II is regulated by Ihe trade." Pepsi-Cola Company, Long Island City, N. Y. Franchisee! Bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Texarkano Produce Smoke Screens Power Ambulance* Supply Automotive Horsepower of War AMERICAN soldiers know these Chrysler Corporation engines. They have sat behind them, driven them, and serviced them in the cities, villages and on the farms at home. Now, in the war, the boys who grew up with these engines show their knowledge of them, and their affection for them. They are the direct descendents of the famed, original Chrysler "Red BACK THE ATTACK- Head" engines of twenty years ago . . . the ones that established new high standards of performance among American cars and trucks. Like the soldiers who man them, Chrysler Corporation engines are, today, doing a military job . . . Defense and Attack reflect their power and efficiency. Tune in Major Bowes every Thursday, CBS, 9 P. M., E.W.T. •BUY WAR BONDS eeett • it ton • einrttet f t f « * v, . 4 ^

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