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Phone 939 W. , 6-3tch Wonted to Buy TABLE TOP GAS RANGE COOK . stove. Call 768 from 1 to 4 p. m. 29-tf SMALL OUTBOARD MOTOR. ' Write Box 214, Hope, Ark. ', • 6-tf LATE MODEL FOUR - DOOR automobile. Jessie Brown, Phone 2. 7-3tc CHILD'S TRICYCLE. MUST BE in good condition. Phone 768. , * 7-3tc SMALL VICTROLA. - 1039-J. PHONE 7-3tp Services Offered ALL TYPES OF HOME PAINT- ing and interior decorating. Call 397-W for free estimates. Tom Middlebrooks. • 3-6tp ^CONTRACTING, REPAIR ING and building of all kind. Write Box 232, Hope, Ark. R. S. Will- Denies Players Associated With Gamblers Chicago, Dec. 8 — (/f) — George Stickler, National Football League public relations director, denied today an "special investigation" was in progress concerning rumors that league players were associat- ng with gamblers. He added that the Washington Mmes-Herald, which published a tory of such probe, had "misrepre- ented" its information to the eague commissioner, Elmer Layen, and had "misquoted" Layden. He said, however, the league con- tantly makes investigations of any umors as a matter of course and lat rumors of all alleged player- ambler tieup had been heard by eague headquarters. "An investigation was "made long icfore the recent Bear-Redskins ;ame and as far as I know it is :losed," Stickler said. "It turned ip absolutely nothing. There has .ever been the slightest bit of factual evidence to substantiate such charges." Until something more than pool-hall gossip and "big shot" ancy is offered in evidence, no credence can be placed in the reports. The. fact that football games more often than not turn out dif- erently than the odds-makers an- ;icipale proves only that the bamb- ers ought to go to work on an assembly line or on a section gang. 'Commissioner Layden will welcome with open arms anyone who can come up with factual evidence on any person in'the league making a bet, regardless of the size of the bet — or the person." Referring to hints that recent iams. 4-6tp MOST FARMERS MUST FH,E their estimate of income before •Dec. 15th. If you need aid with this, also your final income fo report, see me now. J. W. Strick land. 6-6tp building repairs. Specialize in reroofmg. Estimates free. A. M Rettig, /phone 221. 29-lmp ALARM CLOCKS, STRIKING , clocks watches cleaned and fixed Prompt service, reasonable price C. C. Otwell, 523 W. Ave. D. 7-6tp Notice league upsets might have had a gambling background.^Stickler declared league competition was so keen there are "bound to be upsets" occasionally. In a statement last night Layden said he investigated all rumors and has never found "the slightest bit" of evidence of any collusion between gamblers and anyone in the professional football league. "We welcome factual evidence from anyone," he added. "The penalty for betting is expulsion from the league, and it will be enforced swiftly and vigorously." Dr. Brown, Col, Brier to Appear on Grid Program Dr. Alice Barlow Brown, who recently returned from China on the Gripsholm, has consented 10 be on the program at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet to the 1943 Football Team Friday night. Lieut. Col. John C. Brier, Commanding Officer of the Southwestern Proving Ground, will be another distinguished guest of the Chamber of Commerce on this occasion. Both men and women are invited to the banquet, and all who wish to attend should make reservation at once, as only one hundred twenty-five tickets will be sold. Tickets may be had at the First National Bank, the Citizens National Bank, and at Roy Ander son's office. A 1 complete program will be published in tomarrow's paper. Public vs. Private Power Up Again Little Rock, Dec. 8 —(/P)— Arkansas' two-year-old fight between public and private power interests was on again today with private power companies, providing the spark that rekindled the flame. • Charging that the big Ark-La Electric Co-operative, Inc., financed by the Rural Electrlfica- j tion Administration, was a public utility, four private power utilities asked the Arkansas Utilities Commission yesterday to bring the coop under its jurisdiction. Filing the complaint were the Arcansas-Missouri Power Corporation, Arkansas Power Light Co., Dklahoma Gas Electric Co., and Southwestern Gas Electric Co. Ark-La serves the Lake Catherine, Ark., aluminum plant which also obtains energy from the Southwest power polo of 10 private utilities including A.P. L., O.G. E., and Southwestern. The power pool's rates to the plant have been under Federal Power Commission investigation more than a year. "Ark-La is now and has been for more than a year operating in Arkansas a public utilily inasmuch as it is selling electric power and energy in Arkansas as a public utilily for compensation and profit," the complaint said. HOP I $TA», MOM, A UK A Hi At SPORTS ROUNDUP t r ' ,< I TOF: i & ffMMMfc 91** Associated Press $pe>rts Columnist New York, Dec. 8 (#)— Local football experts figure that Emery Nix will be the grid Giants' "Secret weapon" against the Redskins next Sunday . . . Nix, a'Star passer at Texas Christian, hasn't done much tossing this season and they believe its about time for him to cut loose Last Sunday it was Nix lo feed the ball to Bill paschal on that payoff play which wns so deceptive even Steve Owen thought Dave Brown had the pigskin . . , Wonder who'll be the first enterprising photographer to come up with a photo of sport shirt Bill Vecck of the Milwaukee Bresvers wearing a hat and tie after ho reports as a marine? The Women's International Bowling Congress reports that Kay Gatto of Los Angeles has a new recipe . for "wings of mercy ice box cookies." Does that mean the gals who are buying ambulance planes also will supply occupants? Combat Correspondents The AP wires yesterday carried stories from TaraWa written by Marine Combat Correspondents Pete Zurlinden, who used to give you the dope on Navy .football as AP correspondent at Annapolis, and Gene Ward, former New York ed to Ahgcto Bcrtelli at Parris island instead of New York. Ber- tellt couldn't get leave for the usual fiesta, which would have been held tonight, so the committee figures it Would boost the marines' morale to see him 'get the trophy nt the base ... Ed "Strangler" Lewis, who held the world wrestling championship more times than you can count, recently appeared in the semi-final of a show topped by a bout between a "vitriolic brunette" and a "dizy blonde." .". .All- America Pat Preston of Duke is a football product of the Mills Home Orphanage at Thomasville, N. C.— The same school thai sent up Bolo Perdue to Duke's 1939 Rose Bowl team and Johnny Allen to big league baseball. Schoolboy Stuff That Ansonla, Conn., high school kicker whose name we couldn't remember the other day is Kenneth Wheeler and his boosters say he not only kicked 21 out of 26 points after touchdowns this season but averaged about 40 yards on punls and completed seven touchdown Daily News sports scribe It only 'goes to prove that you can't keep a sports writer away from a good fight. passes New England college scouts have their eye on another bright prospect, John Clayton, a freshman at Chelmsford, Mass., High. He's only 13 years old but was a standout performer tackle, end and back. at Anniversary Note Yesterday was tne second anniversary of Pearl Harbor ... It also was the occasion for the first showing of the American League's World Series film to local scribes, the presentation of the Lambert Trophy to the Navy football team, a meeting of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, Inc., and one of the New York Tennis Writers . . . Today the boxing scribes gather to vote on the award of the Eddie Neil Trophy — probably to Fred Apostoli or Benny Leonard . . . Who was it said sports wouldn't survive a year of war? One-Minute Sports Page The • Hcisman Trophy — for being the season's most valuable football player — may be present- CHRISTMAS GIFTS ON DISPLAY ' and on hand at my home. All kinds of Fuller brushes. 902 South Fulton, Phone 138. Mrs. Leon Bundy. 23 ti HAVE YOUR OLD MAT T R E S S • made new. Prices reasonable. Used furniture bought or accepted as payment on your mattress. Phone 152. .Hope Mattress 'Co. 10-lmp McCaskill Service Dept, Boxing fans at Keesler Field, Miss., figure they have a show of their own to match Ihe Joe Louis and Co. Iroupe lhal is due there soon. Pvts. Charles and Herman Kapcl idenlical twins from Fairport, O., recently mixed in a bout and before it was over the referee couldn't tell which was which and their commanding officer jumped into the ring to separate them. When the referee called the bout draw, both twins went to work on him Ensign Charles E. O'Hara one time Boston College hurler and Red Sox farmhand, had to qui baseball when he developed bur sitis in his salary wing. Now he's gunnery officer on an America! merchanl ship — which musl mear he's slill in there pitching. All-American Team Dominated by Navy Players By CHIP ROYAL AP Features Sports Editor New York, Dec. — There was a popular song in World War 1 that went something like this: "The navy took you over and the navy will bring you back!" The first part of that little ditty Is What happened to college football this year — the navy took over. In fact, navy men went so far as to grab nine places on the 19lh annual college All-America football team chosen today by the Associated Press sports editors and writers throughout the United States. The army landed two men despite its efusal to permit students to parti- ipate in intercollegiate athletics. All of which recalls a recent tatcment made by a top football oach. Asked to name an All-Amer- can team, the mentor said: "Pick any two sailors, two coast uardsmen, two merchant marln- rs, two soldiers, a marine, a flier nd a paratrooper — and how can ou beat them? That statement goes double tor he All-America. How can you go gainst these selections of the conn- ry's top sports writers when you ook at the records'.' One the ends are Joe Parker of Texas, a navy medical student, and Ralph Heywood, i\ Southern California Marine V-12. The tackles are Jim White, Notre Dame, Navy V-12; and George Brown, Jr., United States Naval Academy junior. Lined up over the ball at center is the brilliant West Point captain and senior, Casimir Myslinski. The backs are Bob Odcll, Pennsylvania, Navy V-5; Creighton Miller, Notre Dame senior, who was given a medical discharge from the army just before Notre Dame played its first game; Otto Graham, Northwestern, Navy V-5, and Bill Daley, Minnesota's gift to Michigan by way of the Navy V-12 class. Notre Dame, voted the top fool Enemy Aircraft Picture* Rival Pin-Ups Camp Polk, La. — (/P)~~ A reconnaissance company is divorcing pin-up art in favor of homo* made posters of enemy aircraft, the idea being that they arc more likely to come in contact with a Frocke • VVulfe than with Betty Orable, and that not even a Frocke - Wulfe In sheep's clothing can fool the man who's sketched and painted one. Said company Commander Gerold E. Griffin of Hartford, Conn.: "These full-color paintings are plastered all over our diggings, and when the men relax evenings with their smokes and cokes, they play a regular game of identifying one another's pictures. They learn more in a week that Soldiers Work Out o Writing System Camp Van Dorn, Miss W>T>"0 Pollsh'Amerlcan boys of the fikd (Blood nnd Frie) Infantry DTv'lsibfi have a letter-writing system -.all their own, but It calls for two men. Pvt, Chester Antoslewiez, of Cart- non Co., 255th inf., cannot,,fyrlle Polish. When he wants lo wrlte-Cs father, he calls on Pvt Adolph Blgos, who can write the langelCigc. However, Bigos can't read. An- losiewicz's handwriting, so Chester has to read back for corrections. Between the two and CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR 30 days only! Mattresses remade. Sheeting 3.95. Striped tick, 5.95. Free delivery Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. 24-lmp GIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT- ions for Christmas. Not rationed yet. New or renewal subscrip- • " tions on any magazine. See Chas. ' , Reynerson at City Hall. 30-tmc CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! HAVE your mattress remade. Cobb's * Mattress Shop, 712 West 4th. Phone 445-J. 4-6tc WILL THE PERSON WHO BOR rowed blue prints of cattle and dehorning chutes with Kendall Lemley's name stamped on - same, return to me at once. M. S, Bates. 7-3tp 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. THREE OR FOUR ROOM FURN- ished apartment for permanent family. Contact Hope Star. 30-tf Mrs. May Reese of Eldorado spent the week end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hood. Mrs. Grace Garner of Musfrees- joro spent last week with her Brother L. H. Jackson. Mr. Gus McCaskill and daughter Rita Mae of Prescott spent Sunday visiting relatives in McCaskill and Nashville. Mrs. Watson Wilson of Prescott and Mrs. David Frith of Hope, spent Sunday with their Mother Mrs. Dora Wortham. Mrs. Boyce Rinehart was a visitor to Nashville Friday. Mrs. Charlie Bradley was called to Texarkana Thursday by the serious illness of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Chester McCaskill were Nashville visitors Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Lula Woods of Takio spent the week end with her father, Mr. Alex Rhodes. Mr. Jess Lin.sley was a Nashville visitor Friday. Mrs. Wilburn Fulsom was a Nashville visitor Friday. Little Miss Carlyn Nelson of Texarkana spent last week with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Rhodes were shopping in Nashville Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Nell Brown of Blevins spent Thursday night with Mrs. Morris Rhea and Mrs. R. G. Shuffield. C. B. Wilson Addresses Kiwanis Club C. B. Wilson, sales manager of the Ark-La Gas Co. of Little Rock, was guest at today's Kiwanis luncheon at the Hotel Henry, and presented a film featuring Jimmic Stewart, entitled "Winning Your Wings." This picture was a regular Hollywood 'production made with the cooperation of the Army Air Force, and embodied a discussion of the various jobs the Army Air Force offered a young man, together with benefits a man could derive from enlisting in the Air Force. The atlendance contest which has been held during the past month was announced as closed, with Newt Pentecost and his "Rough Element" declared the winner. They will be served an extra portion of chicken-next Tuesday as their reward. Guests of the club at today's luncheon were Wm. E. Smith, Au- Flashes of Life By The Associated Press Christmas Wish Atlanta — On December's, 1942, "Prince," a part-hound dog, escaped from his crate in Atlanta. A "Seabec now slalioned in California" has adverliscd in the Atlanta Journal thai he'd "like a Chrislmas presenl — news of my dog." "I would be relieved to know he has not gone hungry and f has a good home Getting-' '. news of him would be almost as 'good as getting home for Christinas," said the sailor. Cleaned Up Danville, Va. — The .Danville street cleaning department sold its tobacco crop — falls picked up from loaded drays rushing leaf from warehouses to processing plants during the current'" auction season — for $125. The money went to local charities. ! brey McCasland, C. F. Hudspeth, Harold C. Gunter, and C. V. Nunn Jr., Ed Hankins, formerly of this cily and president of the Kiwanis Club at the time of his transfer, was also a Rock, visitor from Little Pen Pals Omaha — The lady in the post office examined the pen closely and approached Clark Neil Chapman who braced himself for the customary gibe at "postoffice pens that nobody can write with . , ." Instead she asked him to take .the pen apart so she could get the name and number of the point, say ing il was one of Ihe best pens she had ever used. "Well, il happened once," Chap man said. Wonted NEW OR USED, IF IN GOOD condition, 40 feet of 4 or 5 foot high wire fence. F. H. Jones, 1510 S. Main, Phone 563-J. 7-3tc lost or Strayed FOUR MIXEP WHITE FACED cows, one brindle cow, one jersey cow from my pasture near Little Bodcaw. Reward, Dorsey White, Rosston, Rt. 2. 6-6tp Real Estate for Sale 142- ACRE FARM WITH NEW SIX room house, tenant house, barn with sheds for 40 or 50 head cat tie. Electricity. Sixty acres in cultivation, balance in pasture, all im'der fence, large part of fence hog-proof. Everlasting spring water in several places Also lake. Location seven miles from Hope on Shover gravel road G. E. Cassidy, Hope, Phone 146 • 7-6tp Fights Lost Night By The Associated Press New York —' Frankie Rubino, 1313-4, New York, outpoinled Lulu Coslanlino, 131 3-4, New York, 10. White Plains, N. Y. — Joe Red- ck, 160 1-2, Paterson, N. J., out- pointed Dick Fuller 165 1-2, South *Iorwalk, Conn., 8. Jersey City — Jerry Fiorello, 148, New York, outjointed Mickey Matar, 145, Bayonne 8. Hartford, Conn. — Joe Bennett, 152, New York, outpointed Jerry Vlaloni, 155, Springfield, Mass., 10. New Bedford, Mass. — Al Evans, 147 1-2, Newport, R. I., outpoinled Slanley Tuckel, 151, New York, 8. Sports Mirror By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Bill Smilh of Hawaii named on A. A. U. All- American swim team for the <WO, 440 and 880-yard free style events. Three Years Ago — Byron Nelson wins Miami Golf Open with 271. Five Years Ago — N. Y. Boxing Writers Assn. awards Jack Dempsey the first Eddie Neil Memorial Medal as the man who did the most for boxing in 1938. Henry Armstrong gets honorable mention. FLYING FIGURES By the end of 1943, 80.000 aircraft will have come off production lines. The dollar volume of Cowboy Rides The Rifle Range Camp Claiborne,- La. —(/P)— Kent C. James claims to be the only cowboy in America who makes a living riding an Army rifle range. To keep cattle from being air- conditioned by stray bullets and shells, the range has been fenced in. But some of the more enterprising animals manage to break through occasionally and it's James' job to herd them out of danger. The Army figures it would cost more money to pay for dead cows than it costs to pay its unusual cowboy. James' theme song while on duty is: "Home on Ihe Rifle Range." All he found was a stump. svay than we could teach them in a month of lecturing." Singular Episode of Vanishing Boy Baton Rouge, La. — (/P) — Elementary, my dear Watson. Three-year-old Ronald Hernandez disappeared from home a few minutes after buying cookies at the neighborhood grocery. Frantic parenls summoned police. • Ronald was found al an ice cream parlor where ho had gone for ice cream lo go wilh his cookies. scr- NON-SKID DECK A new non-slip deck covering, doing away at last wilh Ihe old Navy bugbear of slippery decks, owes ils peculiar staying powers to the ground garnets in its com- posilion. English dictionary, Papa Ahloslt. 1 *- cz gels a letter about every two weeks. Species of garter snake are found further north than any other pent. Lemon Juice Recipe Checks Rheumatic Pain Quickly fil If you suffer from rheumatic,Hir- thrills or neurilis pain, Iry Ihis simple inexpensive home recipe lhal Ihousands are using. Gel a package of Ru-Ex Compound, a two-week supply, loday. Mix it with a quart of water, add the juicifjof 4 lemons. It's easy. No trouble at all and pleasant. You need only 3 lablcspoonfuls Iwo limes a day. Oflen wilhin 48 hours—somcllmcs overnighl—splendid results are'ob- tained. If Ihe pains do nol quiaHy leave and if you do nol feel beuur, return the empty package and Ru- Ex will cosl you nothing to try as il is sold by your druggist under an absolute money-back guarantee. Ru-Ex Compound 'is for sale and recommended by John P. Cox (rid drug stores everywhere. Solitary Confinement New Haven, Conn. — A janitoi vho enlcred the courtroom in th ounly building just before mic ight last night was starlled lo hear voice demanding: "Hey, when arc hey going to take me to jail?" Investigation disclosed a man vho had drawn a three months jail entencc earlier — much earlier — n Ihe day , silling forgotten in the jrisoners', pen wilhout food and vater. ball Icam of Ihe nalion since Ihe slarl of Ihe season, has placed Iwo players on Ihe firsl Icam and Iwo on Ihe second . Minncsola placed Bruce Smith and Dick Wilclung on the big Icam in 1941. Out of a lolal of 33 places on the All-America squad, the mid- west landed 12 men. The cast, with West Point and Annapolis holding sway, grabbed eight positions, three of them on Ihe No. 1 loam; the south, six; the far'west, four; the soulhwest, two and ihe Rocky Muontains, one. Gets The Bird "Columbus, O. —A hand-carved vooden eagle was reported stolen rom. alop a suburban service man's communily honor billboard. olice were lold the eagle cost an American Legion Post $78,40. Gaels Of St. Mary's Noraga, Calif. St. Mary's college of national football fame, searched its bustling, crowded campus this week, found only seven raduating seniors. Everyone else seemed to be a navy trainee. Hello Again Omaha — A year ago an Omah woman surrendered three extri lires lo Ihe governmenl and re ceived $1.27 each for Ihem. Recently she obtained permission to buy one, paid $5 for it, checked the serial numbers and found it was one she had surrendered. New Firepower N Daykin, Neb. — As Ions as there is gun power, Mayor Walter C. Jarchow and Alderman George Apking can laugh over the shotgun shell shortage. Apking furnishes and old muzzle loading gun that belonged to his grandfather. Mayor Jarcho\v provides Ihe power horn, shol puch, percussion caps and gunwads he picked up at an auclion sale. Bolh agree Ihe system lakes a little longer between shots. Homesick Soldier Gets Some Leaves Elizabelhtown, Tenn. — (/P)—- Poslmaslcr Mrs. Grace Shell weighed Ihe lighl-as-a-fealhcr package destined for a soldier in Alaska. She asked the sender what it contained and the mother said: "It's just leaves. The rnosl bcaulitul aulumn leaves I could 'ind. My son would like lo see .he colorful East Tennessee mountains and I thought maybe he'd pin these leaves up in his quarters, look at Ihcm, and not so homesick." MODEL PILOTS Plastic pilots and bombardiers with movable points serve as models for engineers in designing Army Air Force planes. Labels Portland, Ore. Recruits at the armed forces induction station were asked their names and choice of service. "I'm Wild, and I want to join the navy," said one. "I'm Wilder," said Ihe next in line. "Pul me in Ihe marines." Deaths Last Night By The Associated Press James U. Mead Chicago — James L. Mead, 80, founder of the Mead Cycle company. He was born in Davenport, la. Dr. Harry Andrew Allshouse Wichita, Kas. — Dr. Harry Andrew Allshouse, 48, past president of the American Association of Orthodontists. --- ..... -»»»•»• ----Today in Congress By The Associated Press Senate — Continues consideration of $308,000,000 supplemental appropriation bill Finance committee discusses tax bill Subsidy hearing by banking com mittee Niles N.B.C., Trammell. president ol testifies before Interstate Commerce Committee on Wheeler- plane production for 1944 is ex-1 White radio bill pected to be i^reased by 50%. j House -- Routine session. Yes, Virginia SI. Helens, Ore. — Benjamin F. 'arter, 34, scheduled for tiral soon on charges of burglary, car Ihcft and forgery, handed the sheriff a etler lo Sanla Claus. It asked for a dozen hacksaw blades, a long rope, and a 16-cy- inder car with a tank full of gas. Carler is gone now. He sawed ais way oul. Maybe Ihere was a 16-cylinder car wailing, too; officers don't know. Mail Call Nebraska Cily, Neb. — Corporal Arlin Klingerberger, Syracuse Neb., had all Ihe mail he could handle and then some when he landed on the Pacific coast after a second round trip on a hospital ship. Waiting for him were 106 letlers from home, 10 copies of Ihe Nebraska Cily newspaper and six Chrislmas boxes. Washington By JACK STINNETT Washington — Y o u r in Wartime: Capital licity boost there and docsn'l here for that matter), but when the Lynn Riggs-Rodgers Hammerstein operetla, "Oklahoma," opened here at the National thealer, Gov. Robert Kerr and a fistful of other Oklahoma stale officials were house guesls. When lasl seen, burly, suspcnder- ish "Bo" Kerr and his cohorts were getting a whale of a kick oul of ihe whole business, "Oklahoma"is,as far as any musical can be, about as native as the red dust thai blows oul of Ihc Canadian river bottoms. However, when they came lo lhal line in Ihe musical's smash song hit, "Oh, what a beautiful day," where the lyrical author talks aboul Ihe corn being as "high as an elephant's eye," one of Ihe party slage-whispered lo Ihc governor: "Lordy, whal a growin 1 season lhal must have been." Congressman James P. "Jim" Richards of South Carolina and a native of Liberty Hill, S. C., has only one complaint lo make aboul what the war is doing to ou rliberlies: It's depriving us of hominy grits. o It gets cold on cutter patrol Not many people known it, but j , hal prelly wife of freshman Con- ressman LaVern Ralph Dilweg, Democral, of Green Bay, Wis., is none olhcr Ihen. Eleanor Coleman, The Disperser Hollywood — Moviclowners flqd in any direction last night — just so it was away from their most famed intersection, Hollywood and Vine. For a skunk wandered down from Hollywood hills, and became a traffic casualty there. Two auxiliary policemen, caught out without their gas masks, called the city refuse department. Trees Denver — Christmas trees being scarce, R. M. Sealock thoughtfully eyed the blue spruce he had plapt- ed in his back yard. Finally, though, he boughl a tree, much smaller and scragglier. He went out again to admire the one growing in his yard, he one lime Olympic swimming star. So far as the records reveal lhal makes Ihc Dilwegs Ihc only all American family in Congress, because Ihe Representative himself was ail-American end on the Mar- quelle learn in 192§; was a slar of gU-viclorious Green Bay Packers n 1929, '30, '31; and for three years before giving up football in 1934, was named all-American proend. Right now Dilwegs are doing free- stroke and broken field dashes Iry- ing lo find a house in Washinglon lhat will lake care of their family of six. Eleanor says winning swim championships was nothing like this. She has finaly reached the point, she confesses, where she would be willing to lease two house.s apartments or what-have-you; one to take care of the senior Dilwegs, the other to provide a roof and foufouuuuurs for....71 Bob, Tom and Dianne, ages 14 to 4 respeclively. I don't know why a New York press agent didn't think of it sooner (except ihul il didn'l need any pub- make war sacrifices, but, when OPA Slarls laking away hominy grils, he says, they are undermining not only South Carolina but a lot of other Southern stales, and leaving Ihem jusl doggone little under their bells to co,mbat Ihe war effort. This column not only agrees with Mr. Richards, but il issues Ihis warning lo "Jimmy" Byrnes, "Judge" Vinson, WFA Chief Marvin Jones and President Roosevelt: if they are really interested in preventing a Southern rebellion in 1944, they betler see aboul breaking oul lhal hominy grils bol- tleneck right now. Wanted! Men Women Who Are Hard of Hearing To mako thia simple, no risk bearing teat If you are temporarily deafened, bothered by ringing buzzing bead noises due to hardened or coagulated wax (cerumen), try the Ourine Home Method test that so many say has enabled them to bear well again. You must bear better after making this simple test oi you get your money back at once. Ask about Ourino Ear Drops today at John P. Cox Drug Co. FIGHTING subs on the Norlli Allanlir. Coast Guardsmen often slancl watches in jiih-xuro weather. So they wear n special (lt;<A uniform, one-piece from head lo fool, and (li^'•'•-'iiu-d inside. Goggles guard their eyes. The U. S. Coast Guard designs its uniforms for comfort and wear. Even lo llie underwear —with correct weights and slyles for any waters. You also can have comfort and good styling in underwear, For, during ihe past 40 years, the makers of HANES Underwear have developed the arl of turning fluffy collon into fine underwear thai fits properly and gives you real wear. Take HANKS Union-Suits, for instance (shown atriglil). They're fleecy and warm. And they're tailored lo your exact chest width and" trunk length—won't pinch or pull. Ankle-length legs. Long or short sleeves. You'll find them especially comfortable. P. II. Hancs Knitting Company, Winslon-Salcm, N. C. HANES UNDERWEAR FOR MEN AND BOYS FOR EVERY SEASON • // you, cannot always act yuur Juvuriic HANES style, plcusii remember that muck ol our production is going to our Armed Farces. Star f Hfe Arkansas: Rain and colder this afternoon', tonight and Friday; eon' slderably colder in extreme north portion. with near-freezing temperatures tonight. 45TH YEAR: VOL. 45—NO. 47 War of Hop*, I8W; Pr««s, 1927. Coniolidotcd January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Pr«st (NEA)—M»ans Newspaper Enterprli* Ast'n •ft' Facing ncirclem Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Christmas Seals — Buy and Use Them War Bond Ad Bill Tabled Many of 'you received an envelope the other day containing a supply of Christmas Seals, and a return-envelope addressed to Charles Reynerson. " ~ ® You are expected to return any amount from $1 upward — and checks should be made out cither to Charles Reynerson, or to Arkansas Tuberculosis association, of which he is drive chairman for Hompstead county. Civilizalion has much lo be Ihank- ful for in the fight against tuberculosis. It is a fight lhal we have been winning ever since World Wnr No. 1, so lhal today lubcr- culosis has fallen oul of Ihe ranks of Ihe major killer-diseases. Bui Ihe incidence of luberculosis still remains high. People don't die on the old-lime ratio, but many — loo many— suffer from Ihe disease. There is an all-powerful appeal, in Ihis day when anolhcr war has laughl us suddenly lo value good hcallh and long life above mere property and money, to give promptly and liberally so tha.t Ihe scourge of luberculosis may not only be driven back from the horizon of this generation — bul perhaps ullimatcly slampcd oul. * * * Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee' killed a bill which would have directed the government to spend 15 to 30 million .dollars advertising War Bonds in small-city papers only. Treasury Secretary Morgcnthau British Troops Storm, Capture Mt. Croce Ridge By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 9 — (/P>— British troops have stormed and taken the ridge of Ml. Crocc, Iwo and a half miles south- wcsl of the summit of Mt. Camino and are pressing on toward the Garigliano river a mile beyond, Allied headquarters announced today. Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's Fifth Army troops, pushing down the western slopes of Mt. Maggiorc and Mt. Camino, where they have reached Ihc mountain walls lo ihe valley leading lo Rome, wiped oul all by-passed enemy pockets except on the. northwestern lip of Ihc Maggiorc incline and Ihc small village of Rocca Devandro ncsllcd against Camino, il was sloled. Farlher lo Ihc northeast, American troops atlacked and caplurcd uvuouiy oei-i-viui-y mui-Buiunau high ground west of Venafro do- °PP° s ed the bill—and for once in spite fierce resistance supported by my lifc I a 6 l ' ced with him, although hojiw nnrmnn'''n«ittin«.. «.:_ - - , the conclusion was reached by dif- heavy German artillery fire ' "iv vTi-aiwuiu jttJsn^across ••'• tno, •.•••• ^"vr-. ..•:.•• gnUin J$BW^^^ $gggg£g %f ] freedom of newspapers in general, Onn <?!,. nn^^^Mj T »,r , ireeaom 01 newspapers m general, cr?s Eichth Armv foV;,f ?! lle °^' ln this inst » ncc is thinking nol about K5fftott± U S* l ±^ what "a?* or &* 'of the news- downpours lo improve its positions in Ihe Orsogna area. 10 miles Inland from Ihe Adrialic, where bolh Q sides used lanks in clashes throughout the day ycslerday. Prisoners were caplurcd from a new German Alpine unil operaling in Ihe mountain areas. (An Algiers radio broadcast said Montgomery's men had forced a \j new crossing of the Moro river in this area and had advanced to within eight miles of Pescara, Ihe Adriatic lerminal ol Ihe Irans-peninsula highway lo Rome. A Morocco radio broadcast said the Eighth Army had reached the suburbs of Ortona, about eight Pescara.) miles below Improved weather and subsiding floods, however, favored the fighting on the Fifth Army front where it was disclosed the village of Cala- brilto on the southern slopes of Mt. Caminp had changed hands several lilies in recent days before finally falling into firm Allied possession. •In the Venafro area the Germans laun'ched several sharp countcral- tacks, but the Americans prevented them from having conclusive results. SOLDIER LIKES HOT DOGS Fort Eustis, Va. (fl 1 )— Private VUo Leone of Brooklyn, N. Y., recently consumed 29 hot dogs, a large quantity of mustard and a large pilcher of lemonade. He weighs 265 pounds. See the Hanes Line of Underwear at Our Store TALBOTS "We Outfit the Family" Keeping Up With Ration Coupons Processed and Canned Foods: November 1—First day for green stamps A, B and C in Ration Book 4. November 20 — Lust day i'or blue stamps X, Y and Z in Ration Book 2. December 20—Last day for green stamps A, B'and C in Ration Book 4. Meat, Cheese, Butter and Fats: November 21 — First day fur brown stamp L in Book 3. November 28 — First day for stamp M in Book 3. December 4 — Last for for brown stamps G, H, J and K in Book 3. December 5 — First day for brown stamp N in Book 3. December 12 — First day for brown stamp P in Book 3. December 19 — First day for brown stamp Q in Book 3. January 1—Last day for brown stamps L, M, N, P and Q in Book 3. Sugar: November 1 — First day for sugar stamp No. 29 in Ration Book 4. Good for five pounds. November 21 — Last day for No, 8 coupons in A Ration Book, good for three gallons. B and C coupons are goad for two gallons in an done the papers bul what is good or bad for War Bonds. Enactment of the paid- advertising bill, he says, would have "proved an almost insurmountable hurdle lo Ihe continued promotion of War Bonds." And on this score I think Mor- gcnthau knows what he is talking about. The cost of promoting Wai- Bond sales is many times the few million dollars proposed in the paid- advertising bill. Yet were a paid- advertising bill enacled Ihe average citizen would be inclined lo wash his hands of War Bond promotions, saying, "The government is paying for thai"— overlooking Ihe facl lhat what the government was paying and what was required to win the war might be two entirely different matters. So far us the newspapers are concerned, The Slar feels lhal if you are going lo advocate Ihe. continuance of private enterprise in America the newspapers themselves must stay away from any suspicion of public grant. One truthful and outspoken critic as worth a hundred hired party organs. War Bond promotions continue to remain, therefore, a voluntary activity of private business. And why not? Who has a major interest in seeing War Bonds sold if it isn't the business houses of today who must encourage savings unless they want to find themselves with a bunch of broke customers tomorrow? EightlCiiled, 4 Injured in Explosion Gufport, Miss., Dec. 9 — (/!')— Eight persons were killed, anolhcr critically burned, and three injured today in an explosion and fire at the Phoenix Naval Stores, Inc., plant, five miles north of here. Company officials estimated property damage at approximately $250,000. The dead arc Henry Jeptha Hurst, 37, while, and seven negro men. Firemen and others at the scene removed the charred bodies from "the mass of smouldering debrics. Another negor man was removed to a gulfporl hospital, not expected lo live. TJic explosion centered in the ex- Iracting unil and Iwo large lanks were blown through Ihe side of the building, one carried aboul 150 feel by Ihe blast Metering Nominated to Head Association Little Rock, Dec. 9 — (ff) — George Haering, Hoi Springs, was proposed as president of the Arkansas Independent Ojl Marketers Association today by the group's nominating committee. The elec- tiou was selicdulcd for late today. .Big Benson Headed for transport duty in coming Allied operations, the Admiral W. S. Benson—largest merchant vessel ever launched, on the Pacific coast—slides down the ways at her Alameda, Calif., launching. Turk Minister Careful on Talk of Meet By WILUIAM B. KING • Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 8 (Dlayed) — (fP) —• Foreign Minister Numan Menemenciogju said today President, Ismet Inonu's convcrenccs in Cairo .With President Roosevelt and Prirn,e[. Minister Churchill had led Turkey closer 'to {he~ ! Allicd camp.' But he carefully avoided the na- turaL inference this meant Turkey was nearer to participalion in Ihe war. The foreign minister quoted Ino- nu as saying he "rarely had mel so pleasanl a 'man as Roosevelt." The foreign minister made first authorilativc stalemeilt since Ino- nu's return from Cario. It- had been eagerly awaited in the hope it would shed new light on just where Turkey stands in the war. The Turkish executive arrived in Anakara loday lo find a enlhusis- lic welcome awaiting him from his special train he stepped down upon a red carpet. A waiting crowd cheered and waved wildly. I have seen ihe president several limes at public functions but never have I seen such a broad smile on his face. Inside the stalion Inonu shook hands one by one wilh a long line of diplomats, deputies and officers high in the Turkish military heir- archy. Then he was swepl away in a long black aulomobilc. The presidenl was expected lo devolc a full day lo conferences, wilh his cabinet ministers and party leaders — and perhaps the mililary as well — lo give them a first hand account of what occurred and what decisions were reached at Cairo. It was expected an official announcement would be delayed until after these talks. President Inonu's trip still is generally interpreted here as one of the final developments heading Turkey into full-scale war as a partner of Ihe Uniled Nalions againsl Germany. (In London, however, British co- mcntalors made it clear Turkey's change from a benevolent non-belligerency lo oulright assislance lo Ihe United Nations — if it does come — is not expected for several months.) A Turkish communique issued on the conference made no mention of military personnel or military discussions at the meetings, bul there is an understanding here lhal mili- lary men aclually were presenl. (An official Cairo anouncement said two aides-de-camp, wearing civilian clolhes, formed the only minitary part of Inonu's entourage. The Turksih communique said Inonu's participation in Ihe Cairo talks was a "striking manifestation of the alliance which unites Great Britain and Turkey and the solid friendship between Turkey and the Uniled Slales and Russia." There was general belief here that Inonu had been invited to the conference to discuss war plans for this part of the world,but a small group was said lo maintain that Inonu had declined to put Turkey on a full war footing on the grounds she was not fully prepared and ! would gain nothing from such a ' step. The official newspaper Ulus was enthusiaslic about the conference of President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Premier Stalin. It called the Teheran announcement a "short, virile and friendly document," and added: Yanks Sink 6 Jap Ships, Chinese Retake Changteh —Wor in Pacific fly The Associated Press Chinese recapture of the strategic city of Changteh was announced today to complete a pattern of Japanese setbacks in the ships and planes in the Marshall islands. The navy, disclosing the first details of the American carrier attack on the Japanese-held Marshalls Dec. 4, told of sinking six enemy ships, including two light cruisers, and destruction of at least 72 planes. There were indications' of Japanese reinforcements against a potential invasion of their mid- Pacific bases. Allied bombers continued: the' non-slop pounding of the lower New Britain coast, where invasion forces may strike soon, while American and Australian troops pushed the enemy back on boii- gainville and the Huon peninsula on New Guinea. <•Even so, Premier Hideki Tojo of Japan told the homeland that '1944 "will be our year to win," although he admitted in hi s brodaasctsm-e he admitted in his broadcast message that "the war cannot be won easily," The tide of buttle in bitter fighting for Central China's "Rice Bowl" turned in favor of the defenders with Chinese reoccupation of Changteh, gateway to Changsha and astride an important supply route. The, Japanese captured Changteh Dec. 3 at heavy cost to both sides'. American planes were /credited with, helping the Chinese,,/tp. vvjn.it back. "- " '' •••'••« Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's headquarters also announced the recapture of the town of Tehshan, a few miles south of Changoeh, and attacks which swept the enemy back on other fronts in Southern Honan and Hupch provinces. In the face of the smashing American assault on the Marshall islands, halfway between Hawai and Australia, and other signs of a powerful fleet, the Japanese radio proclaimed the United States navy as virtually non-existent. It broadcast an Imperial Headquarters claim that 31 Allied battleships, 39 aircraft carriers and 148 cruisers had been sunk or damaged since Dec. 7, 1941. ' American carrier planes sank two light cruisers, one oiler and three cargo transports Dec, 4 in the harbor of Kwajalein, one of the 32 pin-point islands of the Marshall group. One troop transport and two cargo transports were damaged. Another cargo transport was damaged at Wotje. In addition to 72 enemy planes destroyed in the air.an undetermined number of medium bombers were knocked out on the ground at Kwajalein and Wolje, less than 60 miles northeast of the newly-captured Gilbert islands. Our aircraft losses were light, and only one ship suffered minor damage. The presence of troop transports indicated Japanese preparations for the possible invasion of the mandated Marshall, from where it would be a fairly easy bomber's jump to Truk, Japan's No. 1 base in the Pacific. The navy announcement did not say whether the transports were loaded. In the Southwest Pacific, Allied planes increased to 1300 tons the bomb load dumped on the Cape Gloucester area of New Britain in the last two weeks with a rotation raidon the island's invasion tip. Across the Dampier strait some 80 miles away, Australian fjghters extended their Huon peninsula holdings on the coast while other Aussie units gained in interior skirmishes. American troops on Bougainville, Northern Solomons, occupied several bridges and high ground positions to extend their perimeter on the northeast. More than 50 American planes pounded Bonis airdrome on the northern tip of Bougainville, and 55 tons of bombs increased the damage at Kieta harbor. Roosevelt Inspects 'Stalingrad Sword" -® Fantastic Jap Claims Reach Peak By The Associated press. Japanese war claims, invaribly highly-colored for time consumption, reached the realm of Ihe fan- laslic loday wilh an imperial headquarters assertion that Japanese naval forces had sunk or damaged 31 Allied batllcships, 39 aircraft carriers and 148 cruisers since Ihe beginning of the war in the Pacif- • The assertion was coupled wilh a morale-boosling prcdiclion by Premier Hideki Tojo lhal 1944 "will be our year.lo win," lempered by a warning "the war cannot be won easily" and an appeal to the Japanese people to be ready to endure every hardship lo attain victory. According to the Japanese claims, the U. S. navy — whpse strehglh has been' much in evidence in the Pacific recently —now is virtually non-existent. The Imperial headquarters communqiu'e boasted these vessels had been sunk outright: i Eighten battleships, 27 aircraft carriers, 92 cruiser, 79 destroyers, 107 submarines, six other warships "of unidentified type," four special ships, eight gunboats, seven minesweepers, 25 torpedo boats and 31 other war vessels. In addition, the communique listed as damaged 13 batlleships, 12 aircraft carriers, .56 cruisers, 47 deslroyers, three submarines, five ships of unidentified type, two special ships, six gunboats, one minesweeper, three torpedo boats and 28 minor war vessels. On top of this claim the Japanese piled the assertion Ihey had sunk 688 Allied merchant vessels and damaged 1,260. Allied plane losses were put at 5,158 aircraft. In accordance with their customary practice of minimizing their own casualties, the Japanese gave their own losses as follows: Sunk — One batlleship, Iwo air- crafl carriers, Ihree cruisers, 22 deslroyers, 11 submarines and Iwo special ships. Damaged — One battleship and two aircraft carriers, five destroyers and five submarines. Ninety-six other Japanese vessels have been lost, headquarters said, but it did nol identify Ihem. The anouncement put Japanese air losses at 1,203 planes — which il said had "crash-dived on enemy objectives." Casualties in the South Pacific given by Tokyo as 144,000 dead or wounded and 413,000 captured — a figure grotesquely in excess of officially announced U. S. losses in all theaters since the slarl of the war. Local Boy Scout Drive Hits $442.50 Only $442.50 has been reported to Roy Anderson, treasurer of the Boy Scout Drive, it was announced loday. The drive opened Tuesday wilh 45 collectors assigned sections of the business dislricl lo contact. Although money reported is far short of the quota chairmen of the drive were not alarmed as only a few collectors have turned funds solicited over to the treasurer. Most of the collectors report 100 per cent with only a few being turned down. The drive is expected to reach ils quota soon. Persons wishing to contribute are asked to contact -5a .-c.oll.eclor or Roy Anderson's office. .._ - •'' , . , NEA Service leiepiioto "Truly a heart of steel" are the words of President Roosevelt as he holds the sword of honor for Ihe citizens of Stalingrad which was presented to Stalin by Churchill. Others in photograph are: Stalin, (for left) Elliot Roosevelt (behind FDR) and Churchill, (far right). Soldiers 7 Vote / Bill Sponsored by McClellan Washington, Dec. 9 — (/P) — Amendment of the soldiers' vole bill in the Senate so as to leave with the states control over balloting' maqhinery was. . developed under sponsorship "of'three southern members from neighboring states. They were Senators McKellar (D- Tenn), McClellan (D-Ark) and Eastland (D-Miss), a Irio frequently together in recent parliamentary fights in the Senate. Expressing conviction thai the bill as originally repoposed was un- constitulional — it gave' a federal ballot commission appointed by the president the right to dislribule special war ballots for election of president and olher national officials — Ihe three senators spearheaded the sizeable Senale group seeking preservation of "stales' righls," The amendmenl lefl distribution of soldier ballots to the states, which always have claimed exclusive right under the federal consti- tulion lo conduct elections. It is this same principle that is behind the longslanding conlrovery over righls of southern states to levy poll taxes if Ihey wish. The amendment, serving as a substitute for the entire bill does, however, express a congressional wish thai Ihe various legislalures amend slate laws to enable soldier voling, principally by waiving the necessily of renewed registrations for those in Ihe services and by allowing for sufficienl time for bal- lols lo be mailed to servicemen and be returned before results are counted. "The federal government," said McKellar during the debate, "has never before in ils history controlled elections. Therefore it seems to mo lo be almost monstrous lo undertake at this time to provide for controlling so large a proportion of the election through enactment of a federal law on the subject. "I am as much in favor of the soldiers being accorded an opportunity of voting as is any other man on earth. I think the soldiers ought to vote. I think we ought lo give them every encouragement to vote, and I think the substitute gives them every encouragement. It does so in a constilutional way." McKellar and McClellan said they did not believe any state would fail lo amend ils election laws if necessary. "There is too greal a tendency already — a tendency recognized by the people of this nation today •— toward the overthrowing of the sovereignty of the states that make up this nation," said McClellan. "Step by step, degree by degree we are wrestling away from the American people the power and Ihe righl of self-government." Eastland said that under the sub- stilulc, eventually adopled 42-37 by the Senate, "the soldiers will receive from their home precincts ballots which will enable them to vole in a constitutional way for all officials of the government, both stale, national and local." MACHINIST DIES Memphis, Dec. 9 — (JP)— John C. Olsen, 73, who operated a machine shop at Helena, Ark., until three years ago, died at the home of a daughter here yesterday. Punch of U.S. Forts More Formidable By PUGH MOORE London, Dec. 9 -^-(/P)—The deadly punch of America's already formidable Flying Fortresses has been increased, by ,2,000.pojunds-flf high explosives, while both "the . Fortresses and the Liberators now bristle wilh additional defensive guns. Announcing the improvements today, the Eighth U. S. Air Force said its heavier bombers are how far deadlier weapons with addition of the external bomb racks which increase the Fortresses' bomb load to four tons, togelher wilh chin turrets on the Fortresses and two new power turrets on the Liberators. The new bomb racks can be bolted across the wings between the engines in half an hour. They mean some sacrifice in range and speed, but these possibilities immediately suggest themselves: One — short range, pre-invasion assaults with great loads of'explo- sives, carried out under protection of fighter escort for approximately 350 miles inland. t Two — mass night saturation raiding with the RAF. Speed and defensive armament are less important factors in either type of operation, particularly in the heavy night assaults by the RAF similar lo those which have been carried out recently against Berlin and Leipzig. In recent weeks the German radio has referred to night raids by "British-American bombers," indicating American Fortresses may already have participaled in the saturation altacks, but Ihere has been no official stalement from London to bear out the German statements. Another recent innovation in the American aerial assault -against Germany is Ihe dive-bombing tac- lie employed by bomb-carrying P- 47 Thunderbolls. These powerful, single-engined fighters have been used lo altack objeclives by diving from high to medium altitudes before releasing the bombs. The attack is a variation of the old-style dive-bombing practiced by the JU-87 Stukas, in which this bomber dived to within a short dis- lance of the largel before releasing ils load. Improved defenses have made Ihis type of attack extremly hazardous for lb,e Germans. The new wing racks carried by the Fortresses weigh- roughly 150 pounds and are of the simplest steel construction. Their bombs can be released electrically or manually, and in sequence or in salvo with Ihe bomb bay load. They reduce the big bombers' range because they occupy space ordinarily given over to extra gasoline, and their wind resistance necessarily reduced speed. Through their use, however, the Fortresses gain a much heavier punch. The latest Fortress model is the B-17G. Headquarters said it "is equipped wilh a chin turret providing greater angles for lire and a more positive sighting mechanism and has sufficient ammunition for its two 50-caliber machineguns to discourage head-on attacks. ' tf In the 13 years after 1868, dealers paid $2,500,000 for buffalo bones salvaged from the Kansas plains the relics ol about 30,000,000 buffaloes. Russians Capture Sharovka to Outflank Nazis' —Europe By HENRY CA8SIDY .»," ' <i\ Moscow, Dec. 9 — (P?)— Smashing""-' Red Army gains which outflanked- , the strategic Dnieper bend rail cen- l £ ter of Znamenka and severed the*: important Anamenka - NikolaeW? railroad threatened the encirclement today "'of - tens of thousands of <R Germans concentrated on the west? bank of the slower Dnieper river 1 . , v Russian tank forces spearheading^,' infantry columns outflanked Zna- 1 menka by "capturing the town of J« Sharovka, 15 miles to the south, ' after a swift' 15-mile advance fronr 1 Pantaevka, a Soviet communiqfje- announced. Soviet troops also cut' a branch of the Znamenka-Niko- laev road running'eastward lo the iron and manganese center of Kri- voi ROg;-;which the Germans have been tenaciously holding for weeks againsV repeated Russian thrusts, c,^ Today the Germans held but one' * 9 rail escape route from Znamenka,, a:line running west of Kirovograd, and this was threatened by yes-' terday's capture of Elizavetgradka, 13 miles northeast Anamenka and five miles north of the Kirovo- grad spur. ,,v Against these Red Army successes, gained in.the bitter cold of the Russian winter, troops of Gen.., Nikolai Vatutin's First Ukrainian' Army in the, Kiev bulge north of,{ Chernyakhov were falling back be-, fore a mighty German drive which; frontline dispatches said was poW-» ered by upward -of 2,000 heavy' j tanks. It was the second Russian^' retreat in this sector in two days.»a The Germans were paying torf% their gains; however. The Red*? Army'Tyar bulletin'said at least r 2,W , 000 Germans were; killed and 84*' V- tanks destroyed in yesterday's^', fighting in this area, Vatutm had, '*' moved in mobile 'artillery over, miles of hub-deep mud roads to' meet the onslaught. and front ad-' vices said his lines remained intact, although a "number of popu-^ lated places" had been evacuated ' in favor of strong positions on a t new defense line. , Vatutin apparently was biding his 'time, waiting for the Germans to use up their reserves, which the Nazis were said to be rushing into' battle as soon as they arrived. The Germans' heavy losses on this sector, combined with the successful Russian maneuvers on their right, flank to the south indicated their offensive was doomed to fail- * ure. (A Berlin broadcast said the Germans in 48 hours had advanced 25 Kievbulge.Advancesalsowerevbgk miles northeast of Zhitomir in the Kiev bulge. Advances also were claimed south of Korosten, The German communique said "slub- born resistance" was encourilered, (The German communique emphasized Ihe fighting in the Dnieper bend where the Russians were declared attacking under cover of a dense fog. A Transocean dispatch said "the battle is swaying to and fro" in rivers of mire caused by late, torrential autumn rams in the general area bounded by Cherkasy, Smela, Znamenka and Kremenr chug. (The Germans admitted "small penetrations" in their White Russian lines between the Pnpet and Berezina rivers and said the Soviets were massing for a new assault on Rogachev.) i—n»» o. Gals Can Still Swoon As Sinatra Is 4-F Newark, N. J., Dec. 9 — (/Pj — Women and girls can continue to swoon happily, for the United Stales army today declared Frankie (The Voice) Sinatra 4-F physically, u»fit for military service. Expressing disappointment, ihe crooner himself announced Ihe outcome of his selective service pre- induclion examination today at the Newark induction station. "I've got a hole in my left ear drum," said Sinatra, whose singing on the radio and theater stage is the current rage of the faminine sex. He asserted he had thought himself in good physical condition until he went through the tests, but the army doctors told him he had a "couple of things" he should remedy. One need was to get more rest, he said. He suggested the punctured ear drum might have been the result of an attack of mastoid trouble when he was a child. The crooner commented he had hoped to enter the marine corps. FAMILY DOOMSDAY BOOK Manhattan, Kas. — (&)— Mrs. F, D. Farrell's hobby is . collecting newspaper clippings that relate unusual reasons why people ask foi divorces.

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