. , - -•»*».•>•••• ' ... . jj.. i_^J.i. -. n J,*I .. J ,..a^-J-'"-.-J-^ Ji,.*.^—..-a..~V-___.-|fr Hh-1 -V IT'-/ t I, ARKANlAi ^ J !^^i^ f '^^7^^^/^^\ •£_. ' r ''i ., * ' \ •.'**? t c 'j- -" i ve in East Depends on European War Pol :Newsl» Editorial Comment Written Today and , Moved by Telegraph or Cable. By DeWITT MacKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst What can we expect in the way t an Allied offensive against the /»., Japanese in the Burma theater? t's an important question is troubling a good many people, and a southern newspaper «,., editor. ?'•' j-The way he puts it on be. j'half of subscribers is: "What's '>*•> holding up Mountbatten?" His reference of course is to Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten who was given command of the Allied forces in Southeast Asia by the Roosevelt- Churchill conference at Quebec last August. , Lord Louie's appointment led a i Kt of folk on both sides of the At• l^lantic to assume that this meant £ quick action, and one suspects that H^/perhaps he would have been hap.} pier if announcement of his new '"^ post had been withheld for a time. i^The fact was that while Mountbat- Q> ten's command meant action all £ ""light, it didn't presage anything in t " ' j the .immediate future except inten- ' sive preparation for offensive oper- ~'~ ti ations. rW , ( As a matter of cold fact, .I personally can't see how there can be an all-out offensive against Japan ^before Hitler surrenders. The Ali.^Iles, well armed as they are, just "\ haven't sufficient equipment to con- '', duct wholesale amphibious opera- , ,,tions against both Germany and rq^ap.an at the same moment. ' ,/Such big-scale attacks call for a c vast collection of warplanes, war;ships and landing barges. Moreover, troops and mountains of sup- 1 s plies have to be moved by water, not a short distance but thousands f " ol^miles, every one of which is t, fraught with danger. -, r y At the <best it would' be some ^-months after an operation in the ^ area was decided upon be- IJfore it could be carried out. How- J^'ever, despite these perhaps spirit-. gj * dampening observations, we can have the satisfaction of knowing ? .that a lot of preliminary, opera,lotions against the Japs can and will |V Jje<undertaken before the grand as" takes place. fThe ground has dried out suffi- aently since the cessation of the i flqonsoon rains' so that infantry at- SJtacks could be staged; -and -one /would think that the near future 'might see things beginning to pop. ^y,/There are several vital subsidi- » % ary ^perations which Mountbatten '^inust undertake before' he can jstage, his big show. If you:kindly Vwill look at your maps you will find f J|Apn>the Burmese coast northwest of ?" ."-Rangoon a pin-point called Akyab. Japs now hold this place and a large airdrome there. yab is so strategically important ' it must be in Allied hands be- any waterborne invasion is 'attempted- at Rangoon. It's well- impossible to take Akyab by ". attack alone, and this means v ., amphibious assault. £,_ Due south of Akyab in the great of Bengal you will see the Classified Adi muit bt In off is* tfiy befer* publication. All Wont Ads cash in advanc*. Not taken over th» Phone. On* Hifi»—Jc word, minimum JOe Thr«« t!m«»—3Vie word, minimum 50c Jl» Hmej—Se wer4, minimum 73e On* menth—lit word, mmmlum $2.70 totes are for continuous insertions only THE MORE YOU TELL THE QUICKER YOU SELL." For Sole SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY, sell or trade furniture. The best place in town to buy furniture. Ideal Furniture Store. 27-lmpd. SLIGHTLY USED PRE - WAR baby carriage. 602 Pond St. 10-3tp 150 MULES, MARES, SADDLE horses, jacks, stallions and Shetland ponies. All stock guaranteed. Free truck delivery. At same location for 30 years. Windle Bros: 516 West Broad., Texarkana, Texas. 23-tf 1936 DODGE 1%-TON TRUCK. Good rubber. John Deere gasoline hay-press. Johnny Wilson, Columbus. 9-6tc 140 ACRE FARM, ONE-HALF mile from city limits. One house, barn, good pasture. On public road, between two highways. Price $20 per acre, Floyd Porterfield. 9-6tc I HAVE FOR SALE, 240 ACRES of up land, one mile from city limits with a highway running through it. It has a two story house and a large stock barn. Is all fenced and crossed fenced. Has an extra fine Spring of water, : running year round. The house would need some repair. Think it; is more suitable for the making of a high class dairy or stock farm. About half of it is cleared, but some of it has grown up in bushes. On account of the couple being old and sick and not able to work the farm, they have ask me to sell it. There is lots of pine and hardwood timber on it. They have agreed to take $25 per acre for the tract. I do not know of any land that adjoins this farm that you could buy for less than $75 or $100 per acre. If interested see Floyd Porterfield, Hope, Ark. Would like to show it to you. 9-3tc BABY BUGGY. 121 S. St. Phone 220-W. FULTON 10-3tp For Rent WORKING COUPLE OR TWO settled ladies to share home. Call 660. 7-tf TWO ROOM FURNISHED APART- ment. All bills paid. Desirable location. 1002 East Second Street. Phone 740-J. 8-6tp THREE ROOM FURNISHED apartment, Bills paid. See Hazel Abram at Mary's Beauty Shop. 11-3-c Lost or Strayed 3fyJt*»a V C 1^ KUiat FOUR MIXED WHITE FACED cows, one brindle cow, one jersey cow from my pasture near Little Bodcaw. Reward, Dorsey White, Bosston, Rt. 2. ' 6-6tp * NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, a City Democratic Primary t , bction for the City of Hope, * 'Hempstead County, Arkansas, to be held; under the rules of the Democratic Party for the State of Ar- j^feansas and in compliance with the Jtj?^ jSfate Election Laws in force at this in the State of Arkansas be, the same is hereby called and " for Tuesday, the first day of /5-Fefaruary, 1944, and that a prefer- '•/(Cntial City Democratic Primary * election is hereby called and fixed Jfpr Tuesday, the 18th day of Jan- /ua!ry_, 1944; that said City Demp, era tic Primary election and prefer- .eritial 'Primary election are called *to nominate and elect Democratic t candidates to fill the vacancies in , <•! the offices where the terms expire * iij" 1944 and which are as follows: ^1 Alderman from Ward One T 1 Alderman from Ward Two '« ' 3, Alderman from Ward Three V 1 Alderman from Ward Four ' I City Clerk and Recorder * fl City Attorney ' - NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, 4 M, '-IRurt in the event not more than !/ 4twp candidates offer and qualify "'for-the offices to be voted on and ••ehftsen. that thereupon the candi? »4ates receiving the majority of for each respective office in first or preferential City Demo- Pnmary election, held on je$K' *7~4£sday, tne 18tn da y "* January, '-ft |944, shall be declared the nominee, , ar»J the second primary election 1 . called for the first day of February, shall not be held. That all Real Estate for Sole 142- ACRE FARM WITH NEW SIX- room house, tenant house, barn with sheds for 40 or 50 head cattle. Electricity. Sixty acres in cultivation, balance in pasture, all under fence, large part of fence hog-proof. Everlasting spring water in several places. Also lake. Location seven miles from Hope on Shover gravel road. C. E. Cassidy, Hope, Phone 146. 7-6tp Lost WHITE AND RED COCKER SPAN- iel female. Kennels. Reward, Padgitts 9-3tc Five Former Pros Land Places on Ail-American By ORLO ROBERTSON Associated Press Sports Editor „.. New York, Dec. 10 — With t"he Clty Iowa and Del Monte Pre-Flight schools landing two places each, The Associated Press Service All- America for 1943 presents an array of football talent that includes three former members of the college All-America and five players who starred in professional ranks before donning Uncle Sam's uniform. If there ever was a dream team, the one selected by the Associated Press after a nation-wide survey of expert opinion, and released today, forms such a combination. It includes the aces of nine service units from every section of the United States. Five of the players are in the army, the same number in the nevy and the eleventh is a coast guardsman from the marine base at Camp Lejeune, N. C. Here is the lineup ends, Chief Specialist Robert Fitch, Camp Lejeune; and Sgt. Jack Russell. Blackland (Tex.) Army Air Field; tackles, Corp. Johny Mellus, Camp Davis, N. C., and Ensign Raymond Bray, Del Monte (Calif.) Pre-Flight; guards, Seaman (2-C) Garrard Ramsey, Bainbridge, Md., Naval Training Station, and Sgt. Marion Rogers, South Plains (Texas) Army Air Field; center, Ensign Vincent Banonis, Iowa Pre-Flight; backs, Corp. Glenn Dobbs, Randolph Field (Texas), Lieut (j.g.) Len Eshmont, Del Monte Pre-Flight; Ensign Dick Todd, Iowa Pre-Flight and Cadet Bruce Smith, St. Mary's Pre- Flight. Dobbs, whose aerial display at Randolph was something to behold, made the college All-America last year while pacing Tulsa University to an undefeated season, and Ramsey won guard honors on the all-college eleven in '42 with William and Mary, Smith, who played last year for the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, was an All-Am,erica back in 1941 while an undergraduate at Minnesota. The ex-pros are Todd, who starred for the Washington Redskins after leaving Texas A. and M.; Eshmont, a Fordham ace before moving on to the New York Giants; Mellus, who also played for the Giants after being graduated from Villanova; Banonis, one of the best centers in the National League while playing with the Chicago Cardinals and Bray, a bulwark on the championship Chicago Bears' line. Banonis played college ball for. the University of Detroit and Bray for Western Michigan. Fitch won his football spurs at Minnesota, Russell at Baylor and Rogers at little Maryville in Missouri. .' 209-Pound Line The line averages 209 pounds, with all except Rogers and Ramsey tipping the scales above the 200 mark. The backfield balances the weights at an average of 186, with Todd the lightest at 175 and Dobbs the heaviest at 195. The four backs form an almost perfect combination, with Dobbs doing the passing, Eshmont and Todd the broken field running, Smith the plunging, and any one of them the kicking. Dobbs lost none of his cuning when he left the college ranks. The six-foot, four-inch Oklahoman probably gave his greatest pitching performance when he completed 29 out of 46 aerials in Randolph Field's 20-13 conquest of the North Texas Aggies. He suffered most of the season from a leg injury but ne Southwest experts say he did etter on one leg than most play- rs could on two. Eshmont was the best running SPORTS ROUNDUP Associated Press.Sports Columnist One Man Teams In a Florida High School grid game this fall, Buddy Horton, St. Petersburg back, threw a pass that was batted into the air by a Plant sman. . . As the ball bounced off another player's back, Buddy rushed in and caught it for a fouft-yard gain. . .The same thing happened to Derald Lebow of Oklahoma against Missouri but when the ball was knocked back towards him, Lebow caught it, tried to run and was thrown for a three- yard loss apparently Derald was derailed. Sports and Shells National League ball players hit only 432 home rims during the 1943 season, the lowest total since 1920 . . .That may explain the hopeful reports that a livelier ball will be used next summer. . .After Lieut. Jack McQueeny, former Holy Cross footballer, lost the use of his right arm in a parachute jump accident, doctors at Atlanta's Lawson General Hospital advised him to take up discus throwing to strengthen his left arm. Now he tosses the disc 170 feet consistently and several times has surpassed Ensign Hugh Cannon's world record of 174 feet 10 1-8 inches. , .Word from Cincinnati is that Leo Furocher received a "don't do it again" warning from Natlontll League proxy Ford Frick because he told his runners not try stealing bases in the season's final game so the Reds wouldn't have a chance for a new double play record. Stuck Again 1 As Arch (Chicago Tribune) Ward tells it, after Dick Todd of the Iowa Seahawks had a great day against Notre Dame and busted his jaw trying to stop the Irish, he was named "player of the day" on a radio program. . .The prize, duly forwarded to Todd, was a carton of chewing gum. Smofl Crowd Turns Out for Fight Chicago, D'cc. 11 —(/P)— Both the promoters and Nate Bolden agree the latest Chicago stadium boxing endeavor was a disappointment. Only 4,320 turned out and paid $13,112 for last night's 10 round fray between Bolden, Chicago heavyweight, and Gus Dorazlo of Philadelphia. Dorazio won the bout on a split decision after one judge voted in favor of Bolden. Gus held a 22 1-4 pound weight advantage. Peckinpaugh Says Move Not Unethical Cleveland, Dec. 11 Peckinpaugh, No. 2 -(/P)— Roger man of the Market Report ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK ®National Stockyards, 111., Dec. 11 —(/P)— Hogs, 1,250; slow; good and choice 200-270 Ibs steady at 13.70, the top; other weights tending lower in uneven trade with 170 Ibs down and sows mostly 25 lower; 170-190 Ibs 12.25-13.25; 140-160 Ibs 11.00-12.00; 120-140 Ibs 10.00-11.00; light pigs down to 7.0 most good sows 12.0; compared Friday last week; 180 Ibs up steady to 10 lower lighter weights 75- 1.25 lower; sows 15 lower. . Cattle, 150; calves, 50; compared Friday last week: slaughter steers 25-50 lower; heifers and mixed yearlings steady lo 25 lower cows and bulls steady; vealers 25 higher; replacement cattle and calves mostly steady; bulks for week: slaughter steers 11.75-15.50; replacement steers 10.00-11.50; heifers and mixed yearlings 10.0013.50 common and medium beef cows 9.00-10.75; period close with top sausage bulls 11.25, top veal- ers 15.00. Sheep, none; compared Friday last week: lambs 25-50 higher; yearlings and ewes steady to 25 higher; top woolcd lambs for week 15.00 for one part deck closely sorl- cd; bulk good and choice 14.014.75; late sales to packers 14.50 down; medium and good 12.5013.75; common throwouts 13.0010.50 good and choice Clipped iambs 13.50-14.00; part load choice fall clipped 14.50; good and choice wooled yearlings 12.25-13.0; .medium . and good 11.75; medium, to choice slaughter ewes mostly 5.06,00. L A D I E S' BROWN BILLFOLD. Identification card. Reward. Mrs. H. C. Sines, 203 East Ave. C. Phone 857. 9-3tc LADIES' PORK-PIE RAIN HAT. Beige color. Please notify Mrs. Rae Luck, Phone 700. ll-3tp •t' persons desiring to offer them*• -jfelv 6 * a ? candidates for the respective offices to be voted on and ",/jpJjogen in said City Democratic *|»jTmary elections be ,and they are r fiereby required to pay to J. P D,yffie, Secretary of this Commit leg, the fees fixed and charged, and |a also file the required party and the corrupt practice r -e with the said J. P. Duffie egretary of this Committee, be r"e 6 o'clock P. M. on the after ip'n of Saturday, the 18th day o "Pfcember, 1943 PEMOCRATIC CITY CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF HOPE, ARKANSAS, By J. P. DUFFIE, Secretary, pecember 4, 11, 1943. ESv CHRISTMAS GIFTS ON DISPLAY and on hand at my home. All kinds of Fuller brushes. 902 South Ful.ton, Phone 138. Mrs. Leon Bundy. 23 -t£ For Sole or Trade 1941 CHEVROLET, THREE-QUAR- ter ton, pickup. Five heavy duty tires. C. C. Russel, Falcon, or write, Buckner, Rt. 1. 8-6tp CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR 30 days only! Mattresses remade. Sheeting 3.95. Striped tick, 5.95. Free delivery. Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. 24-lmp Andaman islands. Still farther south are the Nicobar islands. These two groups, which are in the lands of the Japs, form a barrier .p the Bay of Martaban upon which lies Rangoon at the mouth of the Irrawaddy. So the Anglo-American forces must take these islands, and it may prove to be a bloody job. In all these expeditions the American and British air forces stationed in India will play a major role. Meantime, also, it's quite in the cards that Allied troops and air power, will intensify their movement against the Japs in Northern Burma. And after this, what? Well, the way will 'have been paved for an all-out offensive, which likely wil send amphibious expeditions against several strategic points such as Rangoon, and Tavoy down in lower Burma on the Malay pe ninsula. The Tavoy attack would presage an attempt to drive through to French Indo-China and thence into China itself. However, I think the big show will depend on developments in Europe. The faster things move against Hitler, the quicker will tin offensive develop in Asia. Notice near the close, the minus ranks were fairly well populated. Dealings quickened at intervals 'and transfers for the two hours were around 400,000 shares. NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 11 —(/P)— Overcoming _ early hesitancy, cotton prices moved up moderately in late trading today. Demand came through locals and commission houses, influenced by the firmness in grains and securities. Lightness of hedge offerings stimulated buying. Futures closed 30 to 45 cents a bale higher. Dec last 19.54N up 9 Mch high 19.54 — low 19.42 — last 19.53-54 up 8 May high 19.32 — low 19.21 — last 19.30-32 up 6 Jly high 19.13 — low 18.99 — last 19.12-13 up 9 Oct (new) high 18.90 — low 18.90 — last 18.90 up 8 Middling spot 20.38N up 10. N-nominal. Foy Mammons Ends 25th Year of Coaching High School, College Teams; Tenth Year in Hope uU* Hope Star tHt W6ATMfert Arkansas: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; colder tonight, not quite so cold in west portion Tuesday, 45TH YEAR; VOL. 45—NO. 50 Stor of Hop*, 1199; Pr*»s, 1927. Contolkfattd January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1943 (AP)—Means AModatcd (NEAV—MtUrti N*wspop*r EAMrprii* Asi'n PRICE 5c COPY 3 Return From (Continued From Page One) NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec. 11 — (/P)— Demand continued for selected stocks in today's brief market but many leaders were neglected. The usual hesitancy in extending commitments at the approach of a week-end served as a' recovery brake and a little more profit taking on the recent rise was a mild handicap. Fractional variations either way ruled at the opning and, while strong spots were in evidence rIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT- ions for Christmas. Not rationed yet. New or renewal subscriptions on any magazine. See Chas. Reyner'son at City Hall. 30-tmc Services Offered MOST' FARMERS MUST FILE their estimate of income before Dec. 15th. If you need aid with this, also your final income for report, see me now. J. W. Strickland. 6-6tp ALL TYPES OF HOME AND building repairs. Specialize in reroofing. 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 Wonted to Rent FIVE ' OR SIX-ROOM HOUSE. Prefer Ward 1 or 2. Employed in city. Reasonably permanent. No back and a great punter on a team that lost only to the College of Pacific, 6-0, and included such fine backs as Parker Hall of the Cleveland Rams and Paul Christman of Missouri. While the Iowa Seahawks lacked a top passer, Todd made their ground attack a feared weapon, especially in the 14-13 loss to Notre Dame. He left that game with a broken jaw. Needs No Introduction Smith needs no introduction to football fans. He was great at Minnesota, great at Great Lakes and probably the best back on the West Coast this season. He was so versatile he won the spot over Indian Jack Jacobs, a University of Okla- loma graduale who sparked March Field with his fine passing and punting. • In Fitch and Russell, the Service All-America has an outstanding pair of ends. Russell was All-Southwest Conference flankman last year. He probably turned in his aest game against Randolph Field, repeatedly breaking through and tossing Dobbs for losses. In addition to playing a brilliant offensive and defensive game, Fitch dropped back to do the kicking for Camp Lejeune, averaging close to 50 yards with his left-footed boots. A Tackling Tackle Mellus, who was on the second college All-America in 1937, was credited with making 70 per cent of the tackles for Camp Davis and few were the yards gained through his position. Bray was a bulwark on an outstanding Del Monte line that opened the way for long gains by the Pre-Flighters' speedy backs. Rogers did even better with tackles in Texas service circles, say our informants in that sector. He made 85 per cent of South Plains' tackles, using his comparatively light weight of 185 pounds to an ad vantage on quick breaks through opponents' defenses. Ramsey, playing on an undefeated team, was even belter than last year when he was a terror on both offense late as December 1939, the last time she saw it, the hospital was still functioning. Meanwhile, as the Sino-Japancse war wore on inflation and starvation seized China. Cornmeal, which formerly sold for one or two cents per pound, jumped to $2 a pound by 1^43 — and eggs went to a dollar apiece. | The speaker said, however, that with all the misery and horror of war and starvation the Chinese were producing one of the most significant migrations of all time— they were moving out of Jap-occupied North China into West China, where the war is being continued with persistence and courage by the Nationalist government. Americans Seized With the attack on Pearl Harbor two years ago all Americans in North China were detained by the Japs. Twenty-seven colleges were seized. The Japanese made every- one'tip their hats 10 them. American's therefore kept off the streets —and the Chinese quit wearing hats so they would have none lo tip. On September 15, 1943, • Dr. Brown left her internment camp for Shanghai, on the road to the diplomatic exchange ship — and home. But guerrillas attacked the rail route, and there was mitcl) delay in getting through. On September 18 she reached Shanghai, and the station was bombed by Chinese. The Americans were taken to St. Johns university near, Shanghai, and from there proceeded to the Japanese ship, which was a former French liner. The customs house windows and doors were blanked out with bunting, so none of the prisoners could see the shipping in the harbor. From Shanghai Dr. Brown's homeward course led to Hong Kong, then to Saigon, in Indo-China, Singapore ,and finally Portuguese, India, where the prisoners were transferred to the Swedish exchange ship which finally brought them to New York less lhan two weeks ago. Dr. Brown told a grim but amusing story of outwitting the Japs in the matter of recovering money she had invested in American Express checks. She burned the checks in China, but first memorized the serial numbers in a code which had to do with the chapters and lines of the Book of Ruth in the Bible. Later, in New York, she recited the serial numbers of the burned checks—and got her money! Cleveland Indians, says there's nothing unethical about trying lo sell a baseball player you don't own but expect to acquire. "It's a practice as old as the hills," commented the Cleveland Vice President who once was the object of a super-quickie deal in which he changed bosses twice in 10 minutes. Reports that the Indians were dickering to sell two players ex peeled to be obtained from the Boston Red Sox in a deal for outfielder Jeff Heath and pitcher Jim Bagby has caused hard feelings be twecn the two clubs. Peckinpaugh, denying any ne gotiations with a third club, says he still can't understand why Sox of' ficials would object even if H were true. "A club can't use every player it obtains in every deal," he commented. "It's ethical to try to sell a player you don't own, provided names of the players involved are kept secret so publicity that they're on the trading block won t hui-t their morale. "A majority of deals involving three or more clubs are contingent upon players procured from one club being acceptable to ano'.hcr in a trade. It's common baseball practice." Informed that Sox Owner Tom Yawkey had chilled lo the deal, Peckinpaugh said he told Eddie Collins, Sox general manugcr. Tuesday that "several players mentioned wouldn't be of any value to the Indians ' and that I would have to do a little scouting around.. The next morning Collins called again and told me the deal was off." "I didn't contact executives of any other clubs in regard lo deals that involved players we might get from the Red Sox," said Pnckin- paugh. "I intended to, but the Sox called off the proposed trade. "I once figured in a trade in which the club that got me sent me along to another team ten minutes after the deal was completed." Hope.—Coach Roy Hammons thls season rounded out his 25th year of coaching, a feat which indeed stamps him the "Dean" of Arkansas Athletic Directors. It was his tenth year In Hope. His 1943 season was one of his worst, -the Bobcats winning only Three, itied one, lost seven. "But m'y team this year was the youngest, lights and most inexperienced 1 have ever coached," he reminded. Besides his coaching ability, Hammons was a high school and college athlete of some renown. A native of Little Rock, he starred as a player with the Tigers, earning four letters. He >also was a four- letter college 'man at Joncsboro A. and M. and 'topped the Arkansas Gazette's all-state selection of 1915. He launched his coaching career at Joncsboro A. and M. College in 1919, after returning from the war. Two years later he entered high school coaching at -Pine Bluff, and it was during his five years there lhat the Zebras first sprang to football fame. After Pine Bluff Hammons reentered college football as head coach at Ouachita where his teams won two championships, tied for another, in five years. From Ouachita he went to Monticello A. and M. and in 1934 he came to Hope. During his 10 years in Hope his teams have won 70 games, tied two, lost 39, a record any coach could be proud of. Under his leadership football and basketball have steadily advanced here. Hammons 'believes the Pine Bluff eleven of 1925 was the greatest team he ever coached. That year the Zebras were undefeated and downed a strong Ohio team 60-0 for the National Championship. He rates ilhe Bobcat cloven of 1939 as the best team during his years Hodnett No. 1, of Barnsdall, Near Pay Zone Stamps, Ark. Dec. 11, (Special)— Barnsdall Oil Company was nearing the. pay zones this week end as operators drilled ahead at below 6100 feel at its Hodnett No. 1 in the NW NW section 10-15-20. midway field of Lafayette county. Another week should determine the outcome of the Hodnett test. Southwest of Bradley also in this county Kcrlyn Oil Company was drilling below 3,400 feet at its WIloV cat leal known as the IntcrnatlonaV' Paper Company No. 1 in the NW SW NW section 19-19-24. In the McKamic gas distillate field south of Stamps, Lion Oil Refining Company's Cuscttn No. 1 in. section 35-17-24 remained a loc&j lion. <§•;•• rmans . fell, jh Reverses noon. Worn • ce It has been 'estimated that the average pet dog understands as many as 60 words. Conference Heads Meet in Little Rock 0 here. The ElDorado-Hopc game of £ OCK ' "? l . ! inSR i« nhi05r.fi no nnr. nf (nil lOl't Smith. Little Rock, Dec. 11 —(/I 1 )— The 14-membcr Arkansas High School Alhlctic Conference debated today a proposal lhat the organization'be replaced by several sectional circuits. (1 The proposal was advanced b;r Coach Milan Crcighton of 'Hot Springs who said the present conference was loo large and scattered. As one sectional conference,, Creighton suggested formation oO a Big Six loop composed of Pine Bluff, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs, El Dorado and 1936 is classed as one of top thrillers. The Bobcats came from behind to put over a touchdown in the last half-minute lo down the Wildcats 20-14. In 25 years "Foxy Foy" has developed some of ilhe 'best players in Arkansas, making it difficult to pick ilhe greatest one. He lists the following five as perhaps the best: Hicks, Pino Bluff, 1925, the best offensively. Frank McGibbony, 1925, Pine Bluff, the best lineman. Roy Taylor, Hope, 1938-39, best all-around player who was equally as good in line as in backfield. • Vasco Bright, Hope, was his nomination tor the best sport. Bright lost his life in an airplane accident two years ago. v Rex Ramsey, Quachita, Nashville, best college player. Under international agreement, the first letter in a radio station's call letlors indicates the nationality of the station. The United States was allowed three, W, N and K. The conference was lo award Ihe 1943 high school foolball chumplonQ ship and to decide whether it would" sponsor basketball competition this winter. The first collected edition of Chaucer's works appeared 132-, years after his death. v • Glass Tops ' for Desks, Tables, Dressers Make Christmas Gifts That Are Appreciated '• Bring Your Patterns to ' Hempstead County Lumber Co. small children. 'Hope Star. Reference. Call 2-tfdh. THREE OR FOUR ROOM FURN- ished apartment for permanent family. Contact Hope Star, 30-lf Today in Congress By The Associated Press House and Senate —In recess until Monday. Senate Finance Committee con tinues work on tax bill. and defense in collegiate competition. Center Banonis didn't'make a bad pass all season, and against Notre Dame he rose to his greatest heights in helping break up the Irish "T" formation. NOTICE For Taxi Service — CAUL 679 — (Careful Drivers) IRVING T. URREY Owner and Manager Starting MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 --in-HOPE STAR "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" Based on the BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH, by Capt. Ted W. Lawson, who piloted one of the bombers commanded by Brig.-Gen. Jimmy Doolittle on his memorable, raid against the Japanese capital. Presented in six-column newspaper strip form, with pictures and text. Remember "GUADALCANAL DIARY" . . . "THE SEVENTH CROSS" . . . "COMBINED OPERATIONS"? THIS IS THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL! See Your Carrier Boy Now , . . or Phone 768 And the Order Will Be Turned Over to Him So You Can Start "THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO" With Chapter One Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor — ALEX. H. WASHBURN The Real Negro Problem Letter Better Than Publicity One paragraph of an address delivered by Governor Ellis Arnall of Georgia before the Southern Society of New York on December 3 is bound to be widely reprinted. As quoted by the Southern Weekly (Dallas, Texas): - - - . - — — Officials Await Clarificafion; Study 4-F Field Washington, Dec. 13 — (/P)— Draft officials, awaiting the return of President Roosevelt for new moves to clarify the seieUIve service pic- t>..rc, were exploring today what tlic-y call a "rich fic'U" o£ military manpower— th- 3.400,000 rnc-n clas- v.flcO as 4-F. Under (he t'.cw draft bill the president signed Uut week, no is to appoint a comr issirm to study phys- i<al standards of the army and navy. If these standards arc lowered, a lot of 4-F rejectees may be eligible for service. This may delay the drafting of prc-Pcarl Harbor fathers to some extent, as congress intended. Draft officials say they hud already put fathers on the floor of the barrel, as : provided in Uie bill, but that this step. by itself would have little effect. The officials emphasized today there is no plan to induct fathers by age groups, as reported by Rep. May.(D-Ky). Confusion over this point Saturday was due to a congressional misunderstanding of private lesti- ,i; > : , Hcrshcy,' selective service director. What Hershey actually testified was that he is considering the cancellation of all occupalional deferments for men 18, 19, 20 and 21 years old, except deferments required by law (such as farmers and clergymen). He also said if this is done, and if it works, the plan might be extended to include the 25-year olds. He is-reported to have said, too, that selective service is considering taking all registrants— not just fathers— by age groups. But the general was talking in hypothetical terms of what might be done in the future, not of any plan already decided upon. He was talking to the House Military committee behind closed doors. Draft officials made it doubly clear these projects have not been decided upon. Another action on the draft expected soon from President Roosevelt is the issuance of an executive order defining Hershey's authority over the draft system. The new law removed the system from Paul V. McNutt's war manpower commission and placed it entirely in Hershey's hands, Mr. Roosevelt rnay do this in a number of ways. He may direct Hershey to continue working closely with the WMC, accepting that agency's advice with regard to occupational deferments. "The racial problem ... is an economic problem. The ne- gro is not exploited for profit by the Southern white. White and negro alike are exploited by a system that dooms agriculture to a 'one-crop* policy and that inhibits the manufacture of high grade products through which alone a high wage scale is possible." Commenting on the Georgia governor's remarks, the Southern Weekly says: "The economic position of Southern negroes is part and parcel of the economic position of the South as a whole. It is only necessary to repeat that the Southern Slates, with 28 per cent of the total population of the United States, receive only 16.1 per cent of the nalional income, to make this perfectly clear." And the Southern Weekly's conclusion is the same as that which most of us down here have already reached: The elimination of unfair freight rates and other discriminations against industrialization must be achieved if the South ever is to escape from Us enslavement lo one- crop agriculture. * * * Government publicity deluges the newspapers in wartime, and so much of it being pretty dull sluff I can't help telling you about this particular case in which the letter the campaign director wrote to the newspapers was better "copy" than the actual press release. Here is the letter: "To: Publishers and Editors Cooperating with Fat Salvage Campaign. "Gentlemen: Thanks for your prompt response to our request for the names of the editors to receive our material and asking for data on the household fat salvage campaign in your community. "You will note that in spite of the time and trouble you took to give us what we asked for, our releases arc still coming to you addressed to the paper only. "We apologize. We can't get help. We can't get addresso- graph plates—we can't even get drunk and forget it all, due to the liquor shortage in these parts. "The one thing we have got is a national shortage of fats and oils, but with your continued assistance and understanding we'll replace the deficit with salvaged kitchen fat." British Crack Nazi Line After Fierce Fighting By NOLAND.NORGAARD Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 13 —(/P)— Cracking a portion of the new. 15-rhilo-long Adriatic! line on which the Germans have massed three divisions, the British Eighth Army has captured elevated ground overlooking the seacoast town of Ortona — anchor of enemy defenses guarding roads both to Pcscara and CHieti. Official advices loday reported fierce fighting along the entire sector, extending from Ortona, which is three miles north of the Moro river, Ihrough Orsogna lo Guardia- grclc on the slopes of the Maiella mountains which tower up to 8,000 feet 15 miles in from the sea. The new limited gains by Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's warriors, which included widening of two more river bridgeheads came in the face of strong enemy counterattacks in that sector while a lull prevailed on the Fifth Army front. Headquarters announced meanwhile a total of 6,000 German prisoners have been taken by the Fifth and Eighth Armies since the first landings in Italy, Canadians who previously had punched out the first bridgehead on the Moro river by driving up the Adriatic coast through strong enemy fortifications, rammed through lo the high ground over- 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 — Last day for 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 for brown stamp L in Book 3. November 28 — First day for slump M in Book 3. December 4 — Last for for brown stamps G, H, J and K in Book 3. December 5 — First dyy for brown stamp N in Book 3. December 12 — First duy 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. Gasoline: November 21—Last day for No. 8 couposis in A Ration Book, good for three gallons. B and C cpupons are good for two gallons each. looking Ortona. Farther inland, other Eighth Ousted Lawyer Must Appear Before Court Little Rock, Dec. 13 — (If)— The Supreme Court today directed John A. Gardner, Rossclt, to appear Jan. 3 to show cause why he should not 3n held in contempt of the court's disbarment judgment Oct. 7, 1940. The order was made on petition of Prosecuting Attorney Paul Johnson of the 10th judicial district who charged that Gardner had attempted to continue to practice law after having been disbarred. The court ascd Ashley County Sheriff Robert II. Baird to summons Gardner to ils chambers. Supreme Court records showed Gardner had been disbarred from state courts after similar ac olibyn stale courts after similar action by Ashley circuit. The Supreme Court affirmed Drew circuit court in awarding John W. Kimbro $250 judgment from the city of Monticello for damages lo his property resulting from a change in grade of a street in front of the land. The lower court's judgment was sustained on the legal technicalily that it had not denied the city's motion for a new trial, but added that "the majority of the court be licve lhat the case also should be affirmed on ils merits." Army units fought their way to positions dominating the lateral road from Ortona lo Orsogna and from these heights were able to prevent the Germans using the highway. Alarmed over the progress of the Eighth Army toward Pescara, the German command massed Ihree divisions, plus., other smaller units in their line.-'These division* were the 90th armored grenadiers along the coast, the 26th Armored Division in the center in the vicinity of Orsogna, and the 65lh Infantry farther inland toward Guardiagrelc. Highly-trained Alpine unils also were helping hold the mountain positions inland. The German air force was oyt in some strength over the battle area Saturday, throwing an estimated 130 sorties inlo the air during Ihe day, but relapsed into its usual inactivity yesterday. Bad weather likewise curtailed Allied air, operations although fight ers and fighter-bombers on offensive patrols deslroyed a number of motor vehicles near Chieti in the Adriatic coaslal sector and at tacked Hitri on the Appian way just above Gaeta in the western sector. Medium bombers also ranged up the Appian way and attacked the railway yards and airfield al Tcr- racina, 20 miles'northwest of Gac- la. All aircraft returned from the clay's activities.,, Meanwhile * an official announcement disclosed Ihe Italian air force, as well as Italian troops to have begun active operations with the Allies. A formation of Italian Savoia Marchctti transport planes, escorted by American Lightnings, recently went lo the aid of a beleaguered Italian garrison in the mountains in the interior of Yugoslavia, dropping tons of supplies. One of the transports landed and evacuated eight wounded Italian soldiers and one crew of a plane destroyed on the ground during an earlier supply missiqn. ~^* v mr~ — Dec. 15, Last Day to File Tokens Little Rock, Dec. 13 —(/P)— Wednesday, Dec. 15, is the lagt di.y on which Arkansas retail grocers may file application for new red and blue ration tokens which go into use Feb. 27, the Office of Price Administration (OPA) announced today. The tokens are to be used as "change" when the shopper has stamps of higher point value than Ihe purchase demands. Estal E. Sparlin, district price executive for Ihe OPA here said a steady improvement in merchants' compliance «with OPA ceiling prices for food items is evident. Turkish army, augmented by calling of 1,000,000 reserves, its mechanization modernized by Lend-Lease materiel, watches for overt Axis move. Lt. Barr in Fortress Raid Upon Norway Second Lieutenant Harvey B, Burr, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Barr, 312 North Hervey street; was navigator on the Flying Fort rcss "Minnesota".; in a successful bombing raid against Germany's vital molybdenum mines in Norway, the Stars and Stripes, Army newspaper, London, reported in its issue of November 18. The 1,200-mile sweep was directed against Knaben, 50 miles southeast of Stavenger, and Rjuken, 75 miles west of Oslo (Norway's - capital). The photographic record sho\yed extensive uamage, the Stars and Stripes said: "It was the coldest trip I've ever been on," the Army paper quoted First Lt. Leon Fields of Owanay, Mich. "At 45 degrees below zero I was certainly glad we had nothing else to bother us"—a reference to the fact that Germany fighter opposition was absent, and anti-aircraft fire was light. The Stars and Stripes quoted Hope's Lt. Barr as describing how the bombs "plowed right into buildings, and green, orange and red flames came up, together with black smoke" ... in the raid on Rjuken. Temperature Down to 36 Degrees The mercury went down to 36 degrees last night, records at the University of Arkansas Experiment Station revealed tocluy. A cold wave warning was issued by the federal weather bureau today. Chinese Pushing Japs Back; Bases in Pacific Hit —War in Pacific By MORRIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor The Japanese fell back in Cen- .ral China today under pressure of attacks by land and by air, while important Allied, planes arid American war- world as ships kept up the assault on enemy bases along the besieged "invasion route" in the Pacific. The Chinese, who told yesterday of clearing the invaders from a 13- rhile zone northwest of Changteh in war-torn Hunan province, reported the capture of another Japanese stronghold at Panlungkiao, 20 miles northwest of the strategic "Rice Bowl" city. The Nipponese, however, counterattacked in the Ansiang sector 45 miles northeast of Changteh. China-based American bombers, in a series of weekend sweeps, aimed explosive loads at enemy- held Hanoi, Indo-China; Japanese installations at Ansiang and Shi- show, in support of Chinese ground forces in the Tungting lake sector, and enemy positions on the Sal- ween front. The Tokyo radio said Allied planes raided Hankow last night. Bombs and shells feel on Japanese outposts in the Central Pacific. Australian forces brought up cavalry to join with tank-equipped soldiers in pushing the enemy from Ntw Guinea's Huon peninsu'ia, possible springboard for invasion of New Britain. And a Japanese counterattack was thrown - back by American troops fightivifi for possession of Bougainville in the Northern Solomons. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's bombers struck deep into enemy-occupied territory with a 260-mile roundtrip to smash at Balikpapan, on the 'southea'st coast L 'of Bornedf and a 240-mile flight to attack Mak- assar on the southeast peninsula of Celebes island. Other planes rocked the Borgcn Bay-Cape Gloucester area of New Britain for the 13th successive day. Weened reports from Admiral hester W. Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific fleet, suggested the Japanese can expect attacks of growing severity against their Mid-Pacific island .bases. Battleships pointed their big guns at tiny Nauru island last Wednesday in a raid in which American naval units ventured close enough so that one destroyer suffered minor damage from shore batteries. The attackers lost two aircraft, but 'nine Japanese planes were destroyed on the ground and one in the air, and the plane-ship bombardment started large fires, Nauru is 800 miles soulh of the Marshall islands which again came under American aerial attack. Army Liberators raided Mill atoll for the third lime in Iwo days Thursday, shooting down four, probably seven, interceptors. They returned lo base safely after dropping more than 15 tons of bombs. On the following day a Liberator Peace Or War Crisis Shaking Bulgaria As World Looks for Invasion in Next 100 Days By JUDSON O'QUINN <s> London, Dec. 13 — (/I 3 )— A peace or war crisis, inspired in part by fear of an expected Allied invasion of the Balkans, was shaking Bulgaria to her foundations today amid some indications the world has little more time to wait for the promised east-west-soulh knockout blows against Hitler. The next 100 days "will be as in the history the 10 days of the before Waterloo," declared Lord Strabol- gl, chief labor whip in the House of Lords, in a speech yesterday at Luton. "Then Napoleon met his fate and Hitler will meet his if we act bravely and swiftly." Bulgaria, first in defeat in the 1918 debacle of the Germanic powers, again is treading a similar path, and continental reports told of the dispatch of more German troops there. Reluctant to break with Germany but anxious to continue her traditional friendship with Russia, this key central Balkan kingdom is wobbling precariously under the impact of both Allied and Nazi propaganda as well as the more direct menace of Hitler bayonets and further and still heavier loads of Allied aerial bombs. "Bulgaria as a Nazi power is reaching ..the end of her tether," wrote the London Times diplomat- headache through Russian recognition of Tito's newly-proclaimed Yugoslav government—reported by the Turkish radio but not yet confirmed by Moscow. This recognition, if true, would serve notice on Sofia that the Kremlin, having by-passed .King Peter's Yugoslav government, might accord the same treatment later to the present Bulgarian regime. Through their war on the side of Germany, • the Slavic-minded -Bulgarians always have pinned their hope of salvation—if necessary—on the Russians. Russia and Bulgaria are not at', war with, each other although each is on the opposite side in the world's warring camps . Affirming Saline circuit the Su preme Court upheld the state land ! commissioner's cancellation of a ! land redemption deed issued S. L. Shepherd and the subsequent sale of the acreage to Earl Brown. Ben J. Field challenged validity of the saze with the contention he had obtained the land by virtue of a warranty deed from Shepherd and contended that the land com- (CoaUaued on Page Three) '30 Seconds Over Tokyo 1 Starts Today on Page 2 of Star "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," the story of Doplittle's bombing of the Japanese capital, starts on page 2 of today's Star. It is in 36 chapters, with pictures and text—the longest serial The Star has yet published from the Book- of-the-Month selections. DEMOCRATIC MEETING Little Rock, Dec. 13 —(/1 J J— The Democratic state committee will meet in special session next month to amend ils rules to permit all qualified Arkansas service men and women to vole by absentee ballot in the first Democratic primary July 25, Secretary Harvey G. Combs announced. BRAZIL NUTS "KILLERS" In Brazil, people are killed every year by falling Brazil mils. The hard, round shells, each containing some 20 nuts, drop from 200-foot trees with great force. on reconnaissance strafed a medium bombed and enemy cargo transport and escorting patrol vessel near Jaluit atoll, also in the Marshalls. Bad weather continued to hold down air operations in the Solomons. GEORGE SHANNON DIES Jackson, Miss., Dec. 13 — (/P) — Funeral services were conducted today for George W. Branon, 65, owner of the Jackson, Miss., baseball club the past 22 years. He died suddenly yesterday. He was well known throughout the territory of the old Cotton Slates and East Texas Leagues. Galileo demonstrated ,in 1632 that the earth revolved around the sun. Lewisville Sailor Was Aboard Hornet When Doolittle Took Off for Raid Against Tokyo There is one south Arkansas buy to whom "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," the serial which begins in today's Star, is more than just a story, even though a true story —for he was on the Hornet when Jimmy Douliltle's sky raiders look off for their mission against the Japanese capital. He is Seaman Charles L. Frazicr, son of Charles and Mattie Frazier of Lewisville, Ark. Seaman Fnuicr, born at Lewisville, enlisted first in the army at the age of 20. He was honorably discharged August 29.1938, with a rating of specialist fourth class — but a mouth Uilcr, September 30, 1938, enlisted in the Navy. In 1939-40 he was assigned to the Bobalink for training in the peace-time fleet both in the Atlantic and Pacific, and rose to the rank of gunner's mate second class. After service on a destroyer he was transferred to the Carrier Yorktown as a torpedoman. In April, 1941, he was based at Honolulu, H. I. In October, 1941, Fraizer was assigned lo the Carrier Hornet. A letter to his parents dated April 18,1943, reported: "This day a year ago 1 will always remember — those B-2C's did look beautiful going to Tokyo!" ic correspondent, who formerly was . stationed in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital. . * ."The actual end can hardly be expected to precede the general Allied assault on the Balkans," he added, "but it is certain that present conditions in Bulgaria have greatly contributed to .the weakening of the German position in southeastern Europe and that the collapse of Bulgaria would mean no less than the complete disintegration of the Nazi Balkan fortress." Like Bulgaria, Hitler's other vassals£in' s Southeasterii Europe— -Hungary and Rumania — also are wavering, while in Yugoslavia Marshal Josip Broz (Tito), his own position strengthened by the recent formation of a rump government in opposition to the Royalist gover- mont - in - exile, dramatically appealed to his scattered partisan followers yesterday to rise up everywhere and wage desperate battle against a major German drive to crush them. '. Rumanians, restive under then- own losses and sacrifices, are watching the Russians approaching ever nearer their border with the same thought, as Bulgaria and Hungary: how to quit the German cause. Berlin has dispatched Hans Neubacher, Balkan problem specialist, on a mystery mission to Budapest amid reports of one Hungarian cabinet meeting after another. Tension was said to be spreading through the country after the Hungarian peace party distributed pamphlets urging resistance to the war effort. Although obviously concerned with their Balkan position and doing everything possible to strengthen it, German military experts are represented as expecting the biggest Allied blow from the west. With that in mind, they are said to have shifled Marshal Erwin Rommel, now touring Norway, from the Italian-Balkan command and put him in the western driver's scat. But even before any new landings, the Nazis undoubtedly will have new worries over the "24- hour, 360-dcgree bombing" of Germany and all her satellites which Gen, Henry H. Arnold, commander of the U, S. Army Air Forces, predicts is "about ready to start." "Fearful and terrible air attacks are in prospect for Hitler- dominated Germany this winter and spring," the general told correspondents in Italy yesterday after a tour of the batllcfront. "The RAF will bomb every city in Germany by night and we will by day." Arnold emphasized the Americans are about ready to strike by day at every point in Bulgaria, Hungary and Rumania as well as Germany itself. His statement tended to support a warning given Bulgarians in pamphlets dropped by American planes that bombings even heavier lhan the three in a month on Sofia would follow unless Bulgaria got out of the war. Backed by German arms, the puppet Bulgarian government in fighting growing revolt from the worried, pro-Russian population. Associated Press Correspondent Frank J. O'Brien, writing from Ankara, said the third American air attack on Sofia Friday had convinced the Bulgarian citizen his life and property were in danger by his government's alliance with the Nazis. Reports persisted of the resignation of the Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Georgia Shlshmanov. His position, if he still is in office, was made even more of a U.S. Bombers Hit Targets in North Germany By W. W. HERCHER London, Dec. 13 — (JP)— Strong forces of American heavy bombers thundered through concentrations of enemy fighter planes and flak today in a new daylight assault on one of the most heavily-bombed regions of the world—Northwest Germany. Specifid targets were not immediately named in the Eighth Air Force announcement, but sonic 6f the most important cities in : the Reich lie in the northwest territory, including battered'Hamburg, Reds Threaten ' "tf I Kirovograd; || Bend Tide Turns —Europe; London, Dec. 13 (ff'i — Germahl broadcasts inferential! v admittedj a turn in the flow of battle today! .in we Kiev bulge, where massed! Gei man divisions hove been oh J jthi|| ounter offensive, and indicated'thel ed Army to the south in the',Dnie"4 er bend was swarming dowriiuponl Jrovograd, threatening .,that i ^iri-| ustrial and railroad town- with', eh"4| irclement. " yfj| The German communique *said| le Soviets had brought up afresh!! orces and launched "fierce 'coun^ rattacks" hi the crucial battleYd'fi Kiev bulge. .The Russians, liM leir latest war bulletins, I; said] hey had gone over to thV-offeris^ ve in , that area after '""several? weeks of defensive fighting? Th'e: Germans said they were waging^ 'defensive fighting unabatedly'. 1 ^ Although the Germans e Soviet attacks were repulsecp; he Russians said they had seized? everal strong points from the' fermans and were attacking south nd southwest of Mailin, 55 miles vest ,of the Ukrainian capital/ kiev. Previously the Russians ad reported the battle swaying to he southeast of Malin. x , The German communique also claimed .Russian bridgeheads were wiped out on the west bank of the! Teterev, a tributary of the Dnie?| >er which rises just northeast <\oti Zhitomir and flowes lo the 'nortK'-l east. In the battle of the Wilhelmshafen, Bremen and Emden. Over Emden Saturday the German air force sacrificed. 138 of its fighters, in a futile attempt to block the big ^American bombersfrom-^ pulverizing assault on vital" docks and the center of the city-'itself. Today's formations of Liberators and Flying Fortresses were shep herded by protective swarms of American P-47 and P-38 fighters which have been accompanying the bombers all the way to their tar gets lately. It was the fourth heavy raid of the month for the Americans, Sol' ingev was hit Dec. 1; unspecified targets in occupied France were hit heavily Dec. 5; and the smashing blow at Emden was delivered Saturday. • Britain's tireless fleet of Mos quito bombers penetrated Ger many for the third successive nigh last night for a series -of Jighting attacks on targets in the western Reich. The ascending scale of opera lions by these swift, all-wood raid ers—alarming city after city in their sweeping course—is similar to the light bombing program which preceded the last group o heavy attacks on half' devastated Berlin. The Mosquitos went to work dur ing the day Friday with low-levc attacks in Northwestern Germany returning that night and again Sat urday night when they ranged ovci Western Germany, An air ministry communiqu< said one of the twin-engined bomb ers was missing from last night' operations. Would Holt Federal Insurance Control Little Rock, Dec, 13 — (/P)— Vern McMillen, Little Rock attorney urged the passage in Congress some bill "prohibiting regulation o insurance companies by the feder al government" today in an ad dress before the Arkansas Associa lion of Insurance agents. McMillen, representative of th National Board of Fire Underwril ers, asserted "unlesg Congres passes one of the bills introduced the insurance business will com under federal regulation," a ni urged that rale control be retainei by the states. Importance of public reaction ac tivilies on the local agency leve was emphasized by Harry K Shauffler, New York, assistan manager of the National Board o Fire Underwriters and head, of th board's public relations depar ment. where the Russians announced tne r capture of Chigirin, northwest 4, offi Kirovograd, and the taking of elgh other populated places, i a jDNI )roadcast from Berlin reported" th& tied' army had broken info'the^Nazi' 'rprit; at :several»>points, irj, ,thp«^ts tacks iboth nbTtheast "and, southea of Kirovograd. Another German news broadcast; spoke: of> powerful tank-supported Soviet attacks west of Kirovogra'd' Indicating a deep thrust had'been| made partly, isolating the city.'4j' The. Germans .declared all thesis^ thrusts and breakthroughs ha'd/J leen repelled or absorbed by Ger-ijl man counter-encircling maneuvers,fl however. ' ' "^-J To the northwest of the Kirov,o'-| grad sector, the Germans, who ad-| mitted two days ago the Russians^ nad penetrated as far as the road station in Cherkasy, declared'^ today this station 'had been recoy-'k ered in a counterattack, ' ir v £ The Berlin radio asserted Ger?"J man troops have driven RussjanV forces back across the Dnieper^* river north of Zaporozhe in the!' Dnieper bend, wiping out the viet' bridgehead in this sector. The broadcast, by the tionaV Information Bureau, propaganda agency, was not firmed by any other source. Arkansas Officers Get Promotions Washington, Dec. 13 — (/P)— temporary promotion of H Herbert Reeves, 216 I^ard S,t.,' Ljl-,-. tie Rock, from captain to'majqp A was announced by the War Dp«. partment today. ., * Robert Percy Goyne, 1213 - Clif. ton St., Conway, has been advanee^-.f from first lieutenant to captain;', and Maurice William Caiden, 4201 North .St., Fort Smith, and. NoiV man Erving Grimm, 270 Corss St ,, Little Rock, from second to firs^ lieutenants. The apointmcnt of Michael Spiro Broomas, 201 Plaza St., We&t Helj- ena, to second lieutenant was also announced. Foyettevile Man Wounded in Action Cpl. Thomas E. Lawson, son S3 John E, Lawson of Fayettevillp Ark., is missing in action in the'.^ Mediterranean area the War Department announced today. Geneva became pail of Swilzcii land in 1815. Bookies Raided Hot Springs, Dec. 13 —(fl 5 )— Three, persons were arrested Saturday on charges of operating gambling houses when state police raided two establishments here. It was- the second straight day the state police had raided here. INSANITY CURE SOUGHT Scientist are experimenting with sodium amytal, used in connection with sodium rhodante, as a treatment for some insanity cases. HOW ABOUT £, NtVJ TRUNK.
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