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^K'V*|W *', • t ,'•;.' _ "\ » ,# > ' > "'•''.", ^ '. \ 0 Sfy <•• f_t MOPt STAl.MOPI, ARKANSAS , Betemfcar 9, •• *s Determined to Avoid Mistake of 1918 Armistice J if' K * Editorial Comment > Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Coble. MACKENZIE f Associated ^PreSs _War Analyst ;t,Wheh yow put the microscope on unqualified Allied; decisions of o and Teheran tb smash Japan Germany k ,it becomes apparent „,„. the United Nations,have,been ^maneuvered into a highly- advant- ' f ">'""«aus' position both- as- regards ,,_., conduct of the war and the enforcement of the peace. *Wrro,,,t, j s {0 sa y f the "fact that the „ didn't call on enemy peo- *,**.* and sue .foe. peace,—-as Nazi [Propaganda Minister Joe Goebbels ^expected — has clearedjthe way for ''js.'. complete house' cleaning. - If the ".'Allies stick,'to/this- grim formula armistice and as a result got a half- baked" peace which \vas bound to result In another war. 1 dare say that right now the, Allies could get n similar bid forpeace from the German people by angling with appeasement bait, but the edicts of Cairo and Teheran seem to mean that we don't Want bids thus purchased. You will recall that in the lasit war the German army and people took things into their own hands, when, the going got nasty, and asked for peace. This move was based largely on President Woodrow • Wilson's famous fourteen points — laid down on January 8,. 1918 — and the shrewd idea that Allied idealism would soften the blow of capitulation. The result was an armistice Which protected the Reich from physical punishment, and at long Watch Out/ Soldier .there V^tt"'be no t armistice, no>bar- ^gainin&fno'Aescaping* punishment. >The way,^things" stand our'enemies i last resulted in a treaty which couldn't be fully enforced on an embittered "people who still were full of fight although temporarily disarmed. I saw the German delegation come out of the palace at Versailles after signing the treaty, ' and you knew from the look on their 1 faces that world war number two-already had started. We could, have had a real peace then, by coupling: Wilson's fourteen points with an unconditional surrender 'which would have sent Allied troop& of occupation marching through Uhter Den Linden. We now have the Atlantic Charter and" _ A figfit^fefa bloody'finish. 2. ^'Unconditional., surrender, ,which ftjrneans f holding their noses and "ji'swallo^ing any s medicine we hand •>em. y,, i • either alternative we shall H);have avoided -the Allied- mistake 1&18, whe'n .we agreed to an »""- "".^"""s- •"»••-,™ —••• t h e four freedoms as assurance of ; hay & a ^^.th^e^tenat.ves: 1 3ustiefr for all _ but ^ Urne the Allies are going to see that their just peace isn't sowed on stony ground, . ' ' / This- program of carrying the war through to- a finish may mean fighting somewhat longer. By ensuring lasting peace, however, it will be immeasurably cheaper in lives; material resources and disorganization of society. Of course, if the enemy should suddenly offer unconditional sur- renderjiie.. Allies would have to accept it. It's in the cards that the Hitlerites! may adopt this course when-invasion of the Reich draws near or the bombing gets too hot •However, this will merely mean a wholesale military • occupation o: Germany for a long period, during which; the Allies will use the knif'' on HitlerJsm and. Prussian militar ism, punish war guilt, and in one way or another persuade the German people into ways of peace and civilized practices. While it may seen better not to hand the German people engraved invitations to sue for peace, they would seem to-be no treason why we shouldn.'t encourage Hitler's satellites to abandon him. They are in a somewhat different category — Da d i a ds but more sinned against by the Nazi, gangster than stoning. Bulgaria, Rumania and Hungary all have been trying to escape Hitler's clutches for a long time. Turkey's further swing towards the Allies already is having its influences on the panicky Balkans, as witness the Bulgarian parliament's present anxious consideration of the crisis. These little countries are terrified that they may get caught in an Allied-Turkish drive up through the peninsula. Under those conditions there's nothing to be lost in encouraging them to quit, thereby .pulling the props from under the fuehrer in Southeastern Europe. The statellites will get their punishment, .but Germany is the seat of evil in Europe. (U*S. Army Signal Corps Photo From NBA) Art is all right in its place, but in this case it's being used as a booby trap. Painting used as a furnishing in a simulated French village at Camp Kohler. Calif., training center is wired so that soldier is "blown up" if he pulls down the drape. 9 Arkansas Counties Vote Out Liquor Little .Rock, Dec. 9 —(/P)— Nine Arkansas counties, 16 townships and seven towns have banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in local option elections since- Initiated Act No. 1, became effective last January, a survey discloses. ; , Counties that went dry were Tznrd, Fulton,: Hot Springs, Clark, Lawrence, Columbia, Pike, Cle- 3iirne and Grant. Faulkner county las an election scheduled for December 28. Nineteen townships held elec lions under the act and- o£ these 16 voted dry: White River, Wash' ington County; Mont Sandels, Cole Big Creek, Center and Sugarlonf Sebastian county; Dent. Lawrence county; Tyronza, Poinsett county York, Lonoke county; Lamar, Yel county Lewis and Hickman, Scot county Blue Mountain and Harris Stone county; Christian, Independ encc county and Prairie, Frankli: county. Towns which voted out Hquo ^vere: Beebe, Star City, Fell, Cash i Dierks, Strong and Gould. .The initiated act, supported b the Arkansas Anti-Saloon League permits an election at anytime on petition of 15 per cent of the qualified vbters in a given district. An appeal by two Walnut Ridge taxpayers, challenging its constitutionality, is pending before the Supreme! Court and the case may be decided next month. Market Report Flashes of Life By THe Associated Press Who's Driving This Car? Johnson City, Tenn. — A busi^ ness man stopped his automobile at red light, grabbed his brief case tut hurried to his office. Hfs wife, concerned With Yulo ide shopping, alighted on the othet ide of the car and dashed into a hop. Police found the car, motor still •unnlng, and took it to headquarters.' Both husband and wife declared they thought the. other was to drive the car. away. Works And Plans At 95 New York — Henry M. Roe, 95' year-old warworker from St. Louis las his own postwar plan. Roe; who is among a group o War-workers honored at the annua convention of the National Association of Manufacturers, has had five wives. After war is over, he said today, he is .going to look for a sixth. Good-Deed Dept. Los Angeles — Mrs. Louis Schor, expectant mother, sprained her ankle. A bystander, Mrs. Laura Swartz, offered to drive her to a doctor's, and she was lifted into the car. Enroute, the driver said, "Your car has good brakes." "Heavens," cried the passenger, "this isn't my car. I thought it was yours." ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., Dec. 8 —(/P)— Hogs, 15,500 fairly active; 180 Ibs up generally steady; lighter weights steady to 10 lower; some 120 Ibs down off 25 or more; sows steady to 10 higher; top and bullc sood and choice 200-270 Ibs-13<.70; Prices began to waver here and there after a steady opening. While losses of fractions to a point or so were present in most: departments near the close, extreme recessions were reduced and plus makers were fairly well distributed. 280-34o"lbs~i2;50~-13"3"0; 170-190 Ibs Dealings slackened on the interim 50-13 40- 140-160 Ibs 11.25-12.35 'ruption of the swing but transfers 120-140 Ibs 10 0011.35; light pigs 'for the full proceedings ran to ranging down to 8.00; bulk good sows 12.25 with few at 12.35 stags 12.25 down. Cattle; 3,500; calves, 800; opening about steady with Wednesday; all classes in light supply; a few deals on medium steers- 11.3513.50 medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 11.00-13.00; cows slow; medium and good sau- age bulls 9.50-11.25; good and choice vealers 15.00; medium and good 12.50-13.75; nominal range slaughter steers 9.75-16.00; slaughter heifers 9.00-15.50; stocker and feeder steers 8.00-13.25. Sheep, 4,000; receipts include seven decks yearlings; balance trucked in lambs and ewes; market not established. J\ah Cfrttnau/ay loves babies! Wants them lo have her pretties! dresses. So here they are jn heV/yery nicest materials embel- lishefl'twith exquisite embroider/, dainty laces, and fine tucking. ..For ?Cfbes Jn 6 to 12 month sizes qnd'for Toddlers I to 3 years, Guaranteed to WASH, WEAR and' 129 ..2.95 minors " 9uo,oOO shares. Some Honest Men Left Says Officer There are some honest men left. S'o says Jack Brown of the Hope Police Department on recovering a lost purse containing $51 in cash. The purse was left in the postoffice yesterday by Mrs. 'Brown. Ennan Bright, Cobb's Mattress factory operator, found it and 2Vj hours later returned it to' its owner. MORE NEWS, FEWER ADS Newsprint shortage has led to omission of Canadian newspaper advertising to provide space for news, although Canada produce: almost 75 per cent of North American newsprint. Negotiated Peace Salt Lake City —Detectives were . bit surprised when six-year-old Ronald Steel arrived with a ticket 'or jaywalking. It turned out to be a ticket issued :o his mother, who had sent him in. to see what they must do about it. Ronald not only found out; he came back with a 50-cent piece he'd wheedled from a detective. Plenty Xmas Seals on Hand Says Chairman Chus. Reynerson, County Chairman of the Tuberculosis Christmas Seal DrlveV wishes to announce that he stilt has u supply of Christmas Seals and will be glad to-furnish anyone desiring to contribute to this annual drive for funds with which to fight tuberculosis . and helps to make possible the eany discovery of tuberculosis. Christmas Seals have been mailed out to many people in tho County bill due to the fnct that the population has been increased, Mr. Reynerson feels that quite a number o! people have been overlooked, and vish to notify them that seals, can Je secured at his office at the City Hull, or telephone him at 320 and he will see that the Seals are prompt- y supplied. -..-... Mr. Reynerson also wishes 'to announce that' the people nf- the' County have been most liberal and responsive in their contributions to this worthy cause, for which' the Arkansas Tuberculosis Association feels deeply grateful, but would like for all seals that cannot' be used to be returned to him as Hhe Slate office can use them now.. The United Service Organizations has a volunteer staff of about fiOO,- 000 workers throughout the United States. Meets An Old Pal in New Guinea Grout Falls, Mont. --(/P) "Imrf- ginc meclinfi you hero I" said' Ct.' Godfrey Reed, of Great Falls; \vHen )p met his trap drums in" NeiW Chiinea, '•-. ..-.' ,••'-• Lieutenant Reed was the- drummer in a Great Falls;ordhestrn.be* ; fore he enlisted In the Marine corps: In 1941. Later, svhen an nir base; was established here-, his musiciu instruments were donated to sol' dlcrs at the base. The lieutenant was sent to ;New Guinea. He went to.an Army dance. "Imagine my surprise when I saw the drummer setting up my own drums." he said in a letter home. G C •^T tf ' '•- ^, r^Vylf?/'tN t Vl « ,' * * J 1 -f .^.'.M, 0 ••v.'A..«a ! ' •'to* ''a ThuriJay, December 9, 1943 " I ' - • -^r— Social and P MOPE STAR, HOP I, ARKANSAS crtotia I Daisy Dorothy'Heard, Editor Phen* ?tt •ttwtert • t, m< an* 4 ». m. Social Colehdor Thursday, December 9th Annual Chrlstmns party and dinner meeting for members of the tt>e Business and Professional imen's club, the mrlow, 7 p. m. A special Christmas program Will be presented at, the meeting of the high school P. T. A. at the high school, 3:30 o'clock. Friday, December 10th The Friday Music Club will meet nt the home of Miss Rcgina Basyc, 7:30 p. m. for Us regular meeting. Mrs. Hcndrix Spraggins, Richmond, Va., is the largest cigarette-making center in the world. .. • - AT FIRST SIGN OF A USE 666 TABLETS. SALVE, NOSE DROPS N OT I C E *% f ; For Taxi Service . — cfA L;L 6"79.-r-/' (Careful Drivers) IRVING T. URREY Owner and Manager Monday, December 13th Circle No. 1 of the Women's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian church, home of Mrs. Kendell Leinlcy, 3 o'clock. < n ) Circle No. 2 of the Women's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian church, home of Mrs. Thomas Brewster','3 o'clock. ft)Jircle No. 3 of the Women's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian church, home of Mrs. Ched O NEW SAENGER o The Gift Shop . Warsaw, Mo. — Aunt Mary Smith, 81, never worries about the high cost of Christmas gifts for her 40 grandchildren^ 'and! 21 great- grandchildren. ' She mastered the spinning wheel at 9, and has carded arid spun thousands of yards of wool. Her gifts: Knitted socks and mittens. The Carolina paroquet, a native American parrot, has been extinct since 1004; — HOW — Fred Astaire Rita Hay worth in o °You Were N ever (l Lovelier 7 Friday - Saturday Pipsi-Cola Company, Long Island City, N. Y. Franchisee! bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Texorkono Outfit the Program of Football Banquet Announced The program for the annual banquet, sponsored by the Hope Cham- bey of Commerce, honoring the Bobcat football squad was announced, today by R. P. Bowen, chamber secretary. . The program follows: Invocation, Rev. R. B. Moore Purpose of Meeting, President Ched Hall Solo, Ted Jones Introduction of Dr. Brown, Albert Graves Introduction of Coach Tomlin, James H. Jones Introduction of Guests, Ched Hall Introduction of Players, Coach Harnmons ^gf ••«»•» • v wvvlPIV^HWwii'lllVlji the aatiwptic way with Black and White Ointment, Ua«only as directed. For cleaiu- jng, alway» use Black and White Skin Soap. BLACK : " WHITE NEW ORLANES COTTON New Orleans, Dec. 9 — (IP)— Cot ton futures declined here today under long liquidation and hedge selling. The market closed steady 5 to 25 cents a bale lower. Dec high 19.58 — low 19.50 — close 19.50 off 4 Mch high 19.51 — low 19.42 — close 19.50 off 1 I May high 19.32 — low 19.23 — close 19.30 off 2 Jly high 19.11 — low 19.04 — close 19.07 off 5 Oct high 18.73 — low 18.68 — close 18.69B off 5 Spot cotton closed quiet and unchanged. Sales 1,583. Low middling 15.71, middling 19.36, good middling 19.81, receipts 1,107, stock 207,764. / Futures closed unchanged to lo cents a bale lower., Dee. high 19.42 — low 19.34 — last 19.41. unch Mch high 19.35 — low 19.24 — last 1S.31-32 off 2 May high 19.16 — low 19.06 —last 19.13 off 1 , . fly high 18.91 — low 18.84 — last 18.89 off 2 Oct. (new) high 18.69 — low 18.84 — last 18.67 off 3 Middling spot 20.18N unch. N-nominal. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, Dec. 9 — (If) — Weather and Congress combined to depress ;rain prices today. Selling devel- jped on House approval yesterday of a measure to remove import duties on feed grains for 90 days and substantial rains over a wide area of the southwest, providing :hat section with the best moisture in several months. Although the market's undertone was, weak,, and both wheat and rye were down about -a cent at one time, there was no pressing liquid ation. Trading generally was quiet. A little commercial buying entered the wheat pit. A large part of the lost ground was recovered on short-covering at the close. Wheat finished 3-8—3-4 lower, December $1.67 7-8, oats were 1-2 lower to 1-8 higher, December 81 3-4, rye was unchanged to 5-8 lower, December-$1.18 1-2— 5-8, and barley was 1-4 lower to 3-8 higher, December $1.23. ; Cash wheat none. Corn, No. 4 yel low 1.05 3-8; No. 5 yellow up 1— 1.03 5-8; sample grade yellow 92 3-8 —98 l-8.No oats. Barley, malting 1.26—1.41 nom.; feed 1.12— 1.18 nom.; field seed per 100 Ibs, timo thy 5.75-6.00 nom.; red top 14.00 15.00; nom red clover 31.50 nom sweet clover 10.50 nom. "MEALS TASTE BETTER WHEN YOg SERVE BLUE RIBBON BREAD AT YOUR GROCERS : gnd CITY BAKERY NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec. 9 — (/P)— The ock market's little December joom was deflated somewhat by Drofit taking today although many 'avorites still ehibited modest recovery tendencies. STOP WAY WILD BILL ELLIOTT and O TRACY* SAWYER Jm •^"•w MiOw/'i MARJ0RIE WOODWORTH Betsy Ross COFFEE 2 Deal . ... 55C Clabber Girl Bak. Powder Jm Con I\7C • Produce Deportment • CRANBERRIES •% 35c Pure Cane RIALTO «••_*'-NOW- Mary Lee CELERY Large Stalks: 19c W.: SUGAR in LETTUCE Giant Heads 15c 10-Lb. CARROTS 2 t u Wl .J5c GRAPES Tokays Lbs. 35c MIL-NOT 3 Tall Cans 25c NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 9 —(/P)— The cot ton market maintained a barely j steady tone in the face of dribbling I liquidation which met scale down ' trade price fixing support and scattered covering. Mid afternoon values were 5 to 35 cents a bale lower, Dec 19.34, Mch 19.32 and May 19.12. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, Dec. 9 —(/P)— Poultry, live; firmer; 3 cars, 22 trucks; leghorn hens 21. WHEATIES •«"» 21c I English Walnuts u. 39c BACON [" Raisin BRAN lie Pure Rindfess Sliced LARD 8-Lb. On. 0 MUSTARD lOc Wotl>% are destructive. They can ruin a good wool suit or dress overnight. But there's tinother pest wore insidious aud dangerous—tl»e "Squander JJ.i»g." IUs diet is dollars. He can tlip JiUflgriJy into a pocket- bgofc, and eat 9 Wg Me in yo.ur saving*. The way to spoil tWs Nazi beetle's appetite is to feed bwu Senate Group Against Race Track Levy Washington, Dec. 9 — (IP)— The Senate F i n a n c e Committee mocked a proposed 5 per cent tax m race track betting form the ast dwindling revenue bill today, reducing estimated receipts under he measure to $1,922,700,000. The House wrote in the levy on jari-mutuel wagering on the theory t would be paid "by those who can afford to bet," but heavy pressure was applied against it by states which permit race track operation. The levy had been estimated good for $27,500,000 a year. Over the protests of amusement interests, the committee approved doubling the existing admission tax, raising the rate to 2 cents lor each 10 cents of admission charge or fraction thereof, as previously voted by the House. Also ratified was the House increase on jewelry, from 10 to 20 per cent o fthe retail price. The Senate Committee, however, exempted from the increase watchs selling for less than $65 and alarm clocks retailing for Legs tbjuj $5. Such time pieces, however, remain subject to the 10 per cent rate. Hershey's COCOA 13c JELL-O 15c Shoe POLISH Brown Shinola lOc Creamery Butter 'Shantytown 7 ; and Barton Me La in in Country Roll STEW MEAT Baby Beef PUMPKIN No, 31/2 15c Royal Red No. 3 TOMATOES €.n 12c Mother's, Cup or Plate CHILI Mb. Bricks Each Red Potatoes TO Lb. Bag 'Man of Co u rage' ^Friday - Saturday Al St. John '::.;^ : .in 'Death Rides the Plains' and 1 Lupe Velez 'Ladies' Da/ Hall, 12 hoon. Tuesday, December 14th The Business Women's Circle of the Women's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian church, home of Miss Florine Miller, 7:30 o'clock. Christian Literature Discussed by W. s. C. S. Mce'ting at the home of Mrs. S. E. McPhcrson Tuesday afternoon, members of Circle No. 4 of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the First Methodist church henrd an interesting program arranged by Mrs, C. V. Nunn. For the afternoon the hostess's home was decorated in the Christmas motif with a large lighted tree predominating the scene. Mrs. Charles H.arrell, leader, conducted a brief business session. Mrs. D. B. Thompson gave the devotional. "Christian Literature" was the theme of study presented by Mrs. Nunn. Concluding the program little Miss Jean Parrott sang two seasonal songs. The hostess served fruit cake and coffee to 11 members and two guests, Mrs. W. R. Pruilt and little Miss Pnrrotl. Paisley P. T. A. Program Given by Students At the December meeting of the Paisley P. T. A., the mothers on arrival were assembled in the school auditorium where a Christ- mns program was given. Mrs. W. R. Hamilton, program chairman, turned the meeting over to Little Miss Frances Flussel who was in charge of the program, and the following took part, Christmas Greeting was given by Mrs. Witts pupils. Christmas story, Carolyn Sue Coffee; Song, 'Away in a Manger", Mrs. Pilkinglon's pupils; Rylhem Band, Miss Bessie Green's pupils; Song, "Upon A Housetop" pupils of Mrs. Jewell's room; Christmas Peace by Martha Sue McFaddin; Song "Toys That Santa Bring" by Mrs. George Green's pupils. Solo "Silent Night by Roberta Howard; Christmas Bells and song by Mrs. Parrot's pupils. Katherine Howard gave the presidents message. Seventy-five members were present and Miss Bessie Green's room won the dollar for having tho most mothers present. Brookwood P. T. A. Meets The Brookwood P.T.A. met Wednesday for their December meeting at the school auditorium. The program was opened with the song "O Come All Ye Faithful." Minutes were read by Mrs, C. W. Tarplcy, secretary. Mrs. McRac Andrews Save the President's Message. Christmas Carols were sung by Ihc pupils. . M,rs. C. W. Tarplcy., gave, an interesting talk on' "Safeguarding Our Homes." Prayer by Mrs. Hugh Tones. Mrs. Jess Davis' room won the dollar for room count. Announcements All persons having any red cross knitting, finished or unfinished please return to Mrs. Arch Moore, 116 W. Ave. C. by December 14th. A shipment will be leaving the 17th. Coming and Going C. C. Lewis has returned from a business trip to St. Louis. After a visit with relatives and friends here, Pvt, Gene Blackwood left last night for Augusta, Ga. Ho was formerly stationed at Denver, Communiques According to a message received by his sister, Mrs. Preston Davis, Master Sergeant G. Payne has arrived safely in England. CHEST COLD MISERY FIRST—rub throat.chest.andback with Vicks VapoRub at bedtime. THEN—spread a thick layer of VapoRub on the chest and cover with a warmed cloth. RIGHT AWAY, VapoRub goes to work—loosens phlegm—eases muscular soreness or tightness- helps clear upper air passages- relieves coughing, Brings wonderful comfort % 4|4fc|aYe£ and invites m*|WR« restful sleep, ^ VAPORvtt PORK CHOPS Bar-B-Que SALTED JOWLS No Points Old Dutch CLEANSER 15c Merry Wor 23c Ful-Q-Pep ?5-Lb. | fm DOG FQQB^I,/3 EGGS Freeh Country Arm * Hammer SODA CURED HAM Whole Nice Pieces \ roiake QUAKER FLOUR 5(M-b. STUEART'S . • 20? S, Wilnwt Wi Phone 447 BUY WJ5H WAR ,1.0 MM NOW More than Ever QUALITY COUNTS 1 — Bulgarian Buttermilk — Coffee Cream J .— Sweet Milk ~ Ask Your Grocer or Market or Phone 938 for DUE'S DAIRY PRODUCTS -- - "When It's Pasteurized It's Safe" ri ifflun . TUB HTOnVi lUdlnW •M nalyerftUy profommr, look* Ilk* fi hnunlrd in nil n« he nit, ram nnlltiK before hi* Hr« on n lonelr Chrlntmiu Mvc, There I* n knock on <h« door mid SnmcOtlnir « •*«• qnlcklr ont of <hc room. « SwIdRrrn enter (o nerve hi* evening mrn\. When (hey lenve Jhe room ilnrkrnn, nnd n phniUnm, in * * * CHAPTER IV haunted man turned suddenly and stared upon the Ghost. "Look upon mel" said the Specter. "I am he, neglected in my youth, and miserably poor, Who strove and suffered, and still strove and suffered, until I hewed out knowledge from the mine where it was buried, and made rugged steps thereof for my worn feet to rest and rise on." "I am that man," returned the Chemist. "No mother's self-denying love," pursued the Phantom, "nc father's counsel aided me. A stranger came into my father's place, when I was but a child, and I was easily on alien from my mother's heart." It paused, and seemed to tempt and goad him with its look, and with the manner of its speech, and with its smile. "I am he," pursued the Phantom, "who, in this struggle upward, found a friend. All the love and confidence that in my earlier youth had had no outlet, and found no expression, I bestowed on him. "Not all," said Redlaw, hoarsely. "No, not all," returned the Phantom. "I had a sister." The haunted man, With his head resting on his hands, replied. "I had!" ' "Did he love her?" said the Phantom, echoing his contemplative tone. "I think he did once. I am sure he did. Better had she loved him less — less secretly, less dearly, from the shallower depths of a more divided heart!'! •'Let me forget it," Said the Chemist, With an angry motion of his hand. "Let me blot it from my mcmoryl" * • * "A LOVE >" Pursued the Phantom, "arose in my own heart. 1 was too . poor to bind its object to my fortune then, by any thread of promise or entreaty. I loved her far too well to seek to do it. But, more than ever I had striven in my life, I strove to climb! What pictures of the future did I see!" "Pictures," said the haunted man, "that were delusions." "Delusions," echoed the Phantom, in its changeless voice, and glaring on him with its changeless eye. "For my friend, passing between me and the center of my hopes and struggles, won her to himself, and shattered my frail universe. My sister, doubly dear, doubly devoted, lived on to see me famous, and then—" "Then died."' "Thus," said the Phantom, "I bear within me a Sorrow and a Wrong. Thus I prey upon myself. Thus, memory is my curse; and, if I could forget my sorrow and my wrong, I would!" "Mocker!" said the Chemist, leaping up, and making, with a wrathful hand, at the throat of his other self. "Why have I always that taunt in my ears?" "If I could forget my sorrow and wrong, I would," the Ghost repeated. "If I could forget my sorrow and my wrong, I would!" "Evil spirit of myself," returned the haunted man, in a low, trembling tone, "my liie is darkened by that incessant whisper." "It is an echo," said the Phantom. • * * * "J^ECEIVE it as a proof that I am powerful," continued the Ghost, "Hear what I offo! Forget tho sorrow, wrong, and trouble you have kftownf" "Forget them!" ftedla* repeated. "1 have tho power to cancel their remeffibranee->--lo leave but very fainj, confused traces of them, that will die out soon," returned the Specter, "Say! Is it done?" "Stay!" cried the haunted man, arresting by a terrified gesture the uplifted hand. "What thall I lose, if I assent to this? What else Will pass from my remembrance?" "No knowledge; no result of study; nothing but the intertwisted chain of feelings and associations, each in its turn dependent on, and nourished by, the banished recollections. Those will go. "Say," said the Spectre. "Is it done?" "A moment!" said the agitated man. "I would forget it if I could! Have I thought that, alone, or has it been the thought of thousands upon thousands,. generation after generation? All human memory is fraught with sorrow and trouble. My memory is as the memory of other men, but other men have not this choice. Yes, I close the bargain. Yes! I will forget my sorrow, wrong, and trouble!" "Say," said the Specter, "is it done?" "It is!" "It is. And take this with you, man whom. I here renounce. The gift that I have given, you shall give again, go where you will. Without recovering yourself the power that ypu have yielded up, you shall henceforth destroy its like in all whom you approach. Your wisdom has discovered that the memory of sorrow, wrong, and trouble is the lot of all mankind, and that mankind would be the happier, in its other memories, without it. Go! Be its benefactor!" The Phantom, which had held its bloodless hand above him while it spoke, as if m some unholy invocation, or some ban; and which had gradually advanced its eyes so close to his that he could see how they did not participate in the terrible smile upon its face, but were a fixed, unalterable, steady horror; melted before him and was gone. (To Be Continued) Turk Minister (Continued From rage One) "For Germany there is left the single choice between unconditional surrender and being beaten by force." President Inonu returned to Turkish soil two days ago.When he reached Ankara yesterday, both Foreign Minister Numan Mcncm- cncioglu and Premier Sukru Sara- coglu were with him. The foreign minister visited Cairo, but the premier had joined the party after it reached Turkey. Artillery Studying 'Give-away' Sounds Camp Van Dorn, Miss (/Pj— A standard part of the training of field artillery units here is the night study of lights and "give-away sounds." "Giveaway sounds" include the scraping of a steel helmet against barbed wire; the action of a rifle blot being jerked open; a rattling mess-kit; caughing. Firecrackers simulating rifle fire demonstrate how a rifleman can locate a sniper and estimate nis distance by counting the time belween Ihe flash of powder and the sound of the explosion. Officers say that if a man knows what sounds to listen for he can isolate them from a background of night noises which might allow the enemy to sneak unpreceived into his back yard. Chewing Gum, Tape Did the Trick Washington, Dec. 9 —(UP) —American chewing gum and adhesive tape probably saved an American bomber and her crew over Italy when flak punctured a hydraulic fluid line controlling the landing gear of "Old Ironsides," a B- 26 medium bomber. It looked like a risky landing to mosl of the crew,but two of the gunners, Sgt. Wayne Armstrong of Urbana, 111., and Sgt, Robert Weldoa of Elm- hurat, N. Y., decided to try a little mechanical "first aid." They patched Ihc punctured line with two sticks of chewing gum, adhesive tape and a gauze bandage for good measure. The bomber reached its base and made a perfect landing. Cold Snap Is On Way Says Weather Man Little Rock, Dec.9 —(/)')— A cold snap is on its way to Arkansas, Ihe Weather Bureau reported today. Near freezing temperatures for North Arkansas and 40 degrees here were forecast for tonight. Continued rain may be expected tonight and tomorrow. QUICK RELIEF FROM iympttMm of Distress Arising from STOMACH ULCERS OUE TO EXCESS ACID FrM*wkT«llsofHomeTreatmentthat Mu»t H?lp or it WU] Cost Yog Nothing Over IWQ miJUou bottles of tiioWILLARD TKEATMENTUavobeou soldier relief of symptoms ofUlsl ress arising from Stomach auU Duodintl Ulcers duo to fxce» Acl4— PMT pl|Mt!on, Spur or Upset Stomncti, CflMltMis*, Hqsrtfcurn, Sleeplessness, «tf.. due to E«cess Asid. Sold on 15 days' trial I tor "WUIarU't Massage" wlilclj fully aJus VUlrf truiwni'iit — lr«8 — lit BRUNTS DRUG STORE J. S. GIBSON DRUG CO. ILEYINS PRUG STORE One Fourth of German Cities Hit Are Ruined London, Doc. 9 — (A 1 )— One-fourth of the total area ol German cities which have been pounded by Allied bombs has been reduced to sheer devastation, says Air Vice- Marshal R. M. M. S. Saundby, deputy chief o£ the RAF bomber command. Saying millions of buildings have been smashed and that -modern life'iho;. longer is possible in" Hamburg, „Ducsseldorf, Colonge and other :great production centers, Saundby told a gathering at the roayl united service institution yesterday, that few of Germany's cities, except those in the extreme east and southeast, have not been attacked. He declared that of the 17 major- northwest German cities blasted, nine were so severely shattered they were now liabilities, not assets, to the Nazis. Saundby said since the inception of the path-finder bombing method, such industrial towns as Barmen, Wuppertal, Elberfeld, Krefeld and others had been virtually destroyed, with their plants, gas works— everything — in single, concentrated attacks. Describing the great scope of the recent attacks on Germany, Saundby said they had reached the terrific rate of 120 tons per square mile per hour — 80 times the intensity of the heaviest Nazi raid on London. All's Fair in Love— And Hiring Maids Norfolk, Va. —(/P)— Patrolmar Roxie Curies hurried to :-: grocery store on the report of :; dti- zen that a robber had broxun in and was flashing a lignt around. Sure enough, Curies saw u light flashing off and on when he peered through a window. A minute later he saw a cat jump from the meat scales, and the light, on the scale dial, flashed off. Patrolman Curies put away his gun. Puddle Jumper Stepping gingerly between huge mud puddles only four miles be^ hind fighting lines to Italy, Red Cross worker Elizabeth Coxe, Haverford, Pa., tptes a tray of doughnut? for fifth, lads. Cootie Hazard Eliminated Now Fort Collins, Colo. — (IP)— The cootie, that persistent, irritating, obnoxious, underwear-loving constant companion of World War 1 soldier, has been eliminated as a major nuisance of World War 11 by agricultural researchers. Homor H. Henney of Colorado State College says the cootie chemical is one of Ihe secret U. S. instruments of warfare, but it was discovered while scientists were experimenting with agricultural insecticides. The discovery was discussed at a rScent' meeting of representatives of land grant colleges and universities in Chicago, which hcjard that the discovery will save the Army hundreds of thousands of dollars by eliminating expensive delousing stations. "And soldiers will be saved dozens of hours which they otherwise would have to spend "reading' their undershirts for cooties," says Henney. Defendant Pleads Farm Shortage Newport News, Va. —W)— "Judge, if you suspend my sentence I'll go right back to South Carolina and get behind a mule." Associate Justice John B. Locke thought about the farm labor situation as he surveyed the 19- year-old defendant, charged with being drunk and disorderly, and declared it a deal. Soldier Trapped Wrong Animal With the Second Army In Tennessee —(IF) — A certain division is still chuckling over the sad plight of Pvt. Yoke Low Horn, a Canton, China, boy, who "trapped" a skunk in his helmet. The helmet and most of the soldier's uniform was buried in Tennessee soil. $106,019 TAX TURNBACK Little Rock, Dec. 9 — (/P) — A quarterly severance lax turnback of $106,019.31 to 46 counties has been certified by State Treasurer Earl Page to Audito J. Oscar Humphrey. The figure compared with $94,070.32 distributed in the last quarter and $80,347.54 for the same period of lasl year. PLAN FOURTH WAR DRIVE Litllc Rock, Dec. 9 — (/P)— Organizational plans for the Fourth War Loan Drive in Arkansas will be set in motion at a "kickoff" meeting here December 16, with Joe K. Mahoney, El Dorado attorney as guest speaker. The drive will extend from January 8 through February 5. Arkansas' share of the $14,000,000,000 national quota has not been announced. SECURITY TAX RULINQ . Little Rock, Dec. 9 —W)— Employment security taxes levied by act 391 of 1941 do not apply to employees paid only on a commission basis, Pulaski Chancellor Frank Dodge ruled yesterday. He overruled the state Labor Department in a suit against Southern National Insurance Company. I?COUPLE BURNS TO DEATH. *)Salem, Dee, 3 W)— Fire which (jestroyed their farm home six rgiles east of Salem yesterday bjurned to death John Mask, 55, #nd his 53-year-old wife. Mask lost his life'in attempting to rescue his yjfe, who has trapped in the building. Watchful Waiting "" •' rv "" •-•" (Marine Corps Photo From NEA) Surrounded by jungle, where visibility is limited to a few feet, two Marines of a mop-up patrol on Cape Torokina, Bougainville Island!, watch and wait for Japs. One keeps eyes peeled aloft for snipers in the tree-tops, the other is alert for movement on the ground. Farm Group Condemns U.S. Subsidy Plan Chicago, Dec. 9 — (If) — Delegates to the American' Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting today voiced an almost blanket condemnation of the federal government's subsidy programs. In an all-day forum no delegate offered a favorable word for food subsidies, and not more than three delegates defended those issued as incentives to grow bigger crops. Allan Kline, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, declared, "we resent the idea that if we don't accept a certain kind of subsidy we're causing inflation.The way lo stop that threat is by higher taxes, bigger bond purchases, debt payment — and more production." George Ogilvee, head of the Nevada Farm Bureau, said "we'll compromise. We'll accept subisides if the government will make labor strikes an offense punishable by death for the duration of Ihe war." A clamor arose.from dairy producers in the northeastern states and livestock men in the southwest for steps to ease the feedshort- age. Stockmen-from the southwest declared "machinery can't substitute for manpower" in handling livestock, and asserted many animals had been ;lost for lack of proper care. Hotel Cashier of Hot Springs Testifies New York, Dec. 9 — (IP)— Mrs. Calla G. Fpote, hotel cashier, testified today in the trial of seven men charged with conspiracy to extort more than $1,000,000 from the motion picture industry that the late Frank Nitti, Chicago racketeer, registered at the Arlington hotel in Hot Springs, Ark., when a witness said he had met Nitti in Chicago. Andrew Roach of Newark, N. J. motion picutre projectionist already charged with perjury during the trial, had testified he met Nitti Nov. 28, 1939, and delivered to him a package from Louis Kaufman of Newark, a defendant. Under questioning by Chief Defense Counsel James D. C. Murray, Mrs. Foote said Natti registered at the Hotel Nov. 10, 1939, and did not check out until Dec. 8. Roach Was charged with perjury last week and released under $3,000 bail. Murray also sought to show through testimony of Vincent E. Ferrara of Chicago, supreme treasurer of the Halo National American Union, that Nathaniel Barger, , Chicago burlesque theater owner, had paid money to one of the defendants, Phil D'Andrea, for political favors, .•Rarest of all clover leaves is i the cornucopia, ' Cot's Nine Lives Hung in Balance Knoxville, Tenn, —(/P)— A housd« n maid, waiting on <a corner for her''?! bus Ho ride to work, was offered a ride by an enterprising woman. A few blocks later the woman convinced the maid she could make more money and have bet- 1 ter hours at her place. *<>< I The maid went right to her new job, telephoned her employer she had taken a hew position and wouldn't report that morning, 10 Convicted of Murder, Paroled Little Rock, Dec. 2 (/P) —Ten convicts serving long terms for murder were included in a group of 58 released from the penitentiary today on paroles granted by the state v ' parole board. , Among them was E. W. Mahanj sentenced to 21 years from Ouachi* la country for second degree murder in 1928. He was convicted in connection with the fatal shooting of Bill Hall. Others paroled, county of conviction, date of sentence, term and crime included: Cleveland Aiken, Jefferson, Oct. 12, 1939, nine years* second degree' murder; Gean Tolliver, Jefferson, March 10, 1943, tow years, burglary. 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