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*$.;}**, T HOM STAR, HOP t ARKANSAS ft- Newsom to Get Fresh Start With Connie Mack Philadelphia/ Dec. 14 — ({P) — Louis Norman (Buck) Newsom, the nominee of • Leo Durocher among others for baseball's No. 1 problem child, will get a fresh start come spring under the refining influence of Connie Mack. Big Bobo, who led the historic Brooklyn Dodger revolt against MARES, SADDLE Durocher in the middle of last sea- ,v.S, Jacks, stallions and Shet- son. will join the Athletics' pitch- i ponies. All stock guaranteed, i ing staff in exchange for roly-poly *I*ree truck delivery. At same I Roger Wolff, the relief hurler who "" " has pulled more than one of Jesse Flores' tamales from the fire. ?**** ~\it~*&t fcMimhim $170 continuous ins*r»tons only :l YdU Uli. THE QUICKER YOU SELL." For Sale BEFORE Vou BUY, trade furniture. The best town to >Weal fritnlture Store. furniture. 27-lmpd. 'Skiing in Wonderland , ___ /or 30 years. Windle Bros. 516 West Broad., Texark- Texas. 23*tf the L'19S6 k DODGE 1%-TON '•.Good rubber. John Deere gaso- t-i^fink hay-press. Johnny Wilson, ' Columbus. 9-6tc Wolff, of course, goes to ~ [ Washington Senators. The trade an TRUCK. nounce( j i as t night although nego tiations between Mack and Clark 40 f *ACRE FARM, ONE-HALF mtlo from city limits. One house, "foarn, good pasture. On public , menc •-irOad, between two highways. Price $20 per acre, Floyd Porter' field. 9-6tc Griffith began at the recent major league meeting in New York, in-! volves no cash or other players, according to the official announce- ! 6NE ELECTRIC EVERHOT OVEN 'complete with Table. Practically new. Mrs. SSl-'W. Forest Hairr. phone 13-3tpd YEAR OLD SADDLE -filly "Natural". Fine kid pony, half sister to the winner of "i'Hope Horseshow. Tom J. Ward- »?Iow, Gosnells Clothing Store. ' •> x 14-6tp *,QtTR CHRISTMAS TREES HAVE arrived. Come early and get VTf first choice. Monts Seed Store. £V , •',, 14-3tc *£ -s ' FOR SALE. PHONE 221. 14 - 6tc For all of Newsom's reputation as a clubhouse orator, the 80-year- old back who likes his Athletics to be gentlemen even though For Rent ,|WORKING COUPLE OR TWO settled ladies Call 660. to share home. 7-tf STHREE ROOM F u R N i s H E D / apartment, Bills paid. See Hazel ' Abram at Mary's Beauty Shop. •>, 11-3-c Wanted TOY FIRE TRUCK AND TRI- cycle. Mr. Pankey, Phone 266. *. ' 14-3tp Lost ^LADIES' PORK-PIE RAIN HAT. . Beige color. Please notify Mrs. i Luck, Phone 700. ll-3tp I Like two Alices in Wonderland, Kathleen Turner and Martha Gray skim gracefully on waters of I A . PvnrosQ rinrrlnns. Fl;i_ <3f»7 Dizzy Just Wants to Farm and Broadcast Game By HAROLD V. RAfUFF Lancaster, Texas, 6cc. 14 — (/P)— Dizzy Dean has no desire to be n glamor boy—besides, it would interfere with his farming. That was his story today us he spiked reports that he was going to Hollywood lo make Western pictures. Sure, there h'hd^ been something to it; he had even signed a contract, but didn't mail It. "1 don't want any parl of Hollywood," said the former star .major league pitcher. "I work six months a year broadcasting baseball and I want lo be al home on the farm Ihe -rest of the time. You know, I'm just a farmer at heart." Dean is selling his prize here- fords at his 20-acrc farm because he can't get help in taking care of them, but he's not giving up his place, he said; it's quiet, he can sleep as long as he wants to and work when he pleases. Dizzy was polishing his guns for o lppp ; %fp'' : ''''"'''"" ! ' ; '' " ' "'""•.""'I . i. | .l._.L_.i.i_>_!'; AJ"JLV!?" ' • .;..."--•""".'—"I. .'-.-T*g.^.nT, n i.ta.i». i. , Form Operators Fear Landis May Cook Up Some Trouble they land in the American league cellar on account of it, has had his keen eye on the 34-year-old right- hander for a long time. "I think we'll get along just fine," he said. "As to Newsom's past, I'm not worrying about that. Instead I'm figuring on what he is going to do for us in the future." As for Bobo, man of a few thousand words though he is: "I know absolutely nothing about the deal and do not care to comment," he said at his Hartsville, S. C., home. Griffith, who obtained Outfielder Bob Johnson a year ago in a trade with the A's and later sold him to ;he Boston Red Sox, said at Washington he "hated to part" with Mewsom, who won three and lost three for the Senators after his arrival from St. Louis. But "that fellow Wolff is good, said Griffith of the 30-year-old Chester, 111., butcher-boy who won cub whipping the Yankees three times, and he ought to do belter with us." Newsom won nine and lost four for Brooklyn in 1943. Then, at St. Louis, he lost six in a row despite his promise that he would win the pennant for the Browns. Shunted to Washington on a swap, he ended the season with an American League record of four wins and nine losses. Bobo is married, has two children and is 3-A in the draft. Wolff, married but childless, was in 4-F the last time the mailman called. |*'WILL PARTY WHO PICKED UP billfold m post office Friday, please return to W. H. Allen, 408 'South Fulton or Box 41. 13-3tp For Sole or Trode §, 1941 CHEVROLET, THREE-QUAR- ter ( ton, pickup. Five heavy duty -f tires. 5 C. C. Russel, Falcon, or Buckner, Rt. 1. 8-6tj. FDR Visits Sicily, Awards Clark Medal Democratic Senators Split on Revolt By JACK BELL Washington. Dec. KJ —W>—Senators from the Solid'South are split wide apart on the question of quitting the Democratic party for nn independent political organization of their own and the thunder of revolt may die without lightening. There was angry talk in the Senate last week from some of the Southerners that they were tired of being "kicked around" in the Democratic party, culminated by a suggestion from Senator Bailey (D-NC) that they form their own party and seek to wield the balance of power in the electoral college. (This talk was precipitated by a charge by Senator Guffey (D-Pa) that the Southernerc had joined in an "unholy alliance" with Republicans to shelve the service men's vote bill.) Senator Smith QD-SC) capped this with a call for the South to unite behind Senator Byrd tD-Va) for the presidential nomination, but a cross-check today turned up only two other senators willing to say publicly that there might be conditions under which the Soulh- erners would withdraw from the parent Democratic party, Senator Eastland (D-Miss) one SPORTS ROUNDUP •By Hngh S. FollertM, Jr. By SID FEOER New York, Dec. 14 —(/P)— Ever since Commlsioncr K. M. Landis put out that recent baseball "revolution," like a guy puts out the car at night, several "chain store" farm system operators have been grabbing the aspirin bottle to be ready for a new headache Ihey're afraid the commissioner is cooking up. This is the fear Hint before the winter's out "The Head" is planning lo set free several hundred minor league ball players—some estimates run as high as 1,000— who went lo war from Ihc 100 clubs in the 1(3 leagues which suspended in 1943. When they entered the armed forces, these hired hands were placed on the national defense service lists of those clubs. Since the loops suspended, however, the players were transferred— many for a flat $100 a head—lo clubs in leagues still doing business at the same old stand. They were placed on the defense lists of those outfits and will report lo those clubs when the war ends. It is at this long string of transfer deals that Landis is now aiming his high hard Good Neighbor Policy to Stay \ New York, Dec. 13 — UP—Prominent Republican leaders, including Former President Herbert Hoover, indicated that the good neighbor policy was here lo stay in a survey released today. The Republicans agreed that the United States attitude toward Latin America would continue on Its present basis even though there might be tichnngc in the national administration next year. o -s'lc.^j » no jjwti^iiinig, i iid t?»*-u -- iti urm hunting trip .but soon he'll get one, and the reports are that The Head" may declare the whole lot Associated Press Sports Columnist New York Dec. 14 —(/P)— Anni- informally . . . Marine Combat Corversary: . . . The year 1944 will respondent William S. mark the 50th anniversary of the;ports thai a marine unit time Harry Stevens had a bright 1 hit Japs again and again idea and printed score cards to sell at baseball games And you still can't tell the players withoul 'em — especially Ihis year ... II also will be Ihc 75th anniversary of the beginning of intercollegiate for 35 clays has been nicknamed "Murderers Row." It's now in Ihe 1943 Woild Series , . . Marion Rogers, the South Plains (Tex.) Army Air Ficlds's All America service team guard, played' the entire season ootba?'." Might be a good Time with his right hand heavily taped, to lay the groundwork Jor a_ foot- He.h.d ^>-> r^wc^ ex- ball Hall of Fame at New Brunswick, N. J., where the first intercollegiate game was played between Rutgers and Princeton . . . Us Ihe logical spot and we can think of at least two Rutgers players who belong in the hull — Paul Robeson and Homer Hazel. Leo Wasn't Lion Leo (The Lion) Houck, Pcnn State's veteran boxing coach, gave up boxing with his pupils • after down." County School Fund Share Is $31,490.94 Little Rock. Dec. 13 —(/I 1 )— The State Board of Education today al Billy .Soose and Steve Hamas left i oc;l t c d $1,941,039 from the stale college, but he hud to go back Jn i common school fund on the basis "of $3.9!) per capita. Tho apportionment was 87 centh harness this season because of the manpower shortage The other of the authors of a "state's rights" | pointed at his bridgcwork and ro day Leo was doing pretty well for j cap it a less than Ihc apportion a guy 55 years old when an on- , mem f or UnL , cu . Tt .nt quarter whici looker asked: "Why don't you put ' on the el° ves ottencr, Leo?" . . . Houck merely opened his nnouth, Washington, Dec. 1C- —W)—President Roosevelt stopped voer in , Sicily after completing war confer- Notice U CHRISTMAS GIFTS ON DISPLAY an'd on hand at my home. All kinds of Fuller brushes. 902 South Fulton, Phone 138. Mr&. j Leon Bundy, . 23 tE i,, CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR 30 ""' days only! Mattresses remade, f Sheeting 3.95. Striped tick, 5.95. ', Free delivery. Phone 152. Hope 1 .Mattress Co. 24-lmp GIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT, jpns'fpr Christmas. Not rationed i yet. New or renewal subscriptions* on any magazine. See Chas. Rlynerson at City Hall. 30-trnc CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! HAVE Sy your mattress remade. Cobb's ?J> Mattress Shop, 712 West 4th Phone 445-J. 13-6tp Services Offered „„ ALL' TYPES OF HOME AND building repairs. Specialize in , reroofing. Estimates free, A. M 'ftettig, phone 221. 29-lmp WontecTfo Rent %$ fWE OR SIX-ROOM HOUSE, Prefer Ward 11 or 2. Employed in city. Reasonably permanent. No small children. Reference. Call . Hope Star. 2-tfdh. :nces a White House announced today, and lersonally conferred Distinguished Service Crosses on Lt. Gen. Mark ff. Clark and five officers of his Fifth Army command. Clark was cited for "extraordinary heroism in action" at the Sa- erno bridgehead in Italy when it was threatened by an enemy coun- ;erattaek Sepl. 14. The cilation told how Clark as army commander personally instilled determination and courage in his mc.-n, under artillery and machine gun fire at the front line. It told how he discovered 18 Nazi tank's approaching, locat-rl an antitank unit and gave the orders which brought about destruction of six tanks and the repulsoin of the rest. "By his magnificent display of leadership courage and dcturmina- Uon during a crilical phase of the battle," the citati osnaiU, "front line troops were inspited to hold at all cost'; and subsequently to initiate steady advance." The other officers decorated by Iheir commander .-n chief were: Col. Reuben H. Tucunr, Ansonia, Con.; Lt. Col. Jon;ph B. Craw- measure which was substituted for Ihe adminislration war ballot commission bill told a reporter: "You can quote me as saying 'amen to Senator Bailey's remarks." Senator Andrews (D-P'la) said he felt that "if we're going to be treated as we have been—particularly by our Democratic representatives from the northern states heraTThe -we'd better perhaps form a party xenerdti, me . .. r<.,~,.i;t,,n nr ,,-,i of our own, the Constitutional Southern Democrats." He said Southerners had opposed the anti-lynching bill, Ihe anti-poll tax bill and the war ballol commission bill because these proposals "flouted the constitution." On the other hand, Senator Mc- Easlland in sponsoring Ihe subsli- tute vote bill, only bowed his head plied: "There's gold in them mountings, feller." One-Minute Sports Page The coin thai Clark Griffith provided to decide the site of Sunday's pro football playoff was the same one used to decide where the seventh game of Ihe 1942 World Series between the Giants and Senators would be played Howard ford, Humboldt, Kas.; Lt. William W. Kellogg, Highlands, Tex ; Lt. Thomas F. B.T'.enu, Chicago; and Lt. Eciwin F. Gould. Uran»e. Calif. The c :rer.:cny took ijiace on a parade ground at C^stelveti-ano, in the southwi:^'.' con'.'.:: ot Si-.'ily A disyptch to the While House from Miij. i.lcoige E. Duino, a membur of the president's paity, saici Clark .^ot hi« rnidal last and wp.'i obviously and utterly asUmi.shed. Ridi'ig in a jeep, Mr. Koiisnvelt ii,f.| : cc'f u some oi' tl.e troops which !!•••- ••:': s,.-uch Si .iv from i.v Axis' in rei-'.sing the request of it. .7. Soper that Arkansas Quicksilver Mines, Inc., be included in a $9,- ItfO.Gl judgment against R. B. McElwaine. (Danny) Doyle, guard on the Oklahoma Aggies basketball team that plays at the Garden tonight, is the same Doyle who caught for Louisville and was with the Boston Red Sox. He's a post-grad student . . . And Coach Floyd Millet of Brigham Young complains thai his freshman basketballers are "all runts — about six feet, two." . . . The Utica, N. .Y., Eastern League ball club can claim a novelly record of some sort. It's the only one jointly owned by a woman, Mrs. Frances McConnell, and a priest, Rev. Harold J. Martin. What's this story that Craig Wood has signed up as golf pro for a big mail order house'.' Gentle Pastime Cable report from Buenos Aires suys that the rivalry between neighborhood soccer football clubs has resulted in two casualties svithin (two weeks to totaled $2,360,777.SO on a per capi la basis ot $4.8G. The apportionment by counticf included: Arkansas $22,291.20; Co luinbia, $29,533.03; Craighcad S47943.94; Faulkner, $25,100.73 Garland, S35.0G4.12; Greene, $31, 527.42; Hempstead, !?31,490.94 Ho Spring, $19,417.49 Jefferson, $62, 47248; Miller, $34,094.55; Ouachita $32,482.59; Phillips, $46,492.3 Pope, $25,550.70; Sebastian, 150.12; Union, $49,J54.08; Washing ton, $35,195.26 and White, $42 118.91. The board appiovcd refundin ready for a jaunt to Central America to manage n baseball team for month. Dean said he signed a contract ith Roy L. Doan for the Central merican Trip starting Feb. 15. In pril. he reports to St. Louis to cgin his radio job. Dizzy was offered a three-year ontract to make a four western ictures a year. II would mean boul $75,000 but Dean said he asn't interested, and besides axes would take most of the loney, he'd 'have a lol of reading o do—and Ihere was no baseball onnectcd with it. "I've got just the job I want," aid Dizzy. "I don't have to read ny scripts—just sit there and tell he folks about the ball game. At light I get with my baseball pals or a bull session. Then when the season's over, I come back ind rest. "Nope, Hollywood ain't for me. In a charges survey of Sen. which followed Hugh A. Butler, R., Nob., thai his country hud spent billions in'attempting to buy good vlll In Latin America, the Ropub- Ican loaders declared that the good neighbor policy should remain C above partisan politics. of them free agents. Humors that this was the stew the high commissioner had on the fire were what stirred up the rebellion at the recent winter meetings, thereby turning up the firsi serious threat in 22 years to Landis baseball reign. From behind the potted palms in the headquarters hotel lobby of the winter conclaves, you heard the word that regardless of any other reported reasons for the revolution, Landis' plans for these players was the real cream in the coffee. Under baseball's set-up, the commissioner swings the big slick over minor league ball only through the major - minor agreement If Ihe insurrectionists had been able to wipe thai out, Landis couldn't have done a thing about here i these strictly minor league trans- German Rail Ripper-Upper It THREE OR FOUR ROOM FURN- ished apartment for permanent i farnlly. Contact Hope Star. "'J. ' ' 30-lf FOUR OR FIVE ROOM UNFURN- ished house. Permanent residence. Contact Ray Woodall at , Telephone Business Office. 13-6tp PQSEN'T WEAR OUT Knoxville, Tenn. — (ff)— Henry Linebaugh's home is under a big bill. That was all right until the war created a shortage of automobile parts. Now Linebatigh, whose "low" gear wore out, must back up that hill for half a mile in order to get home. n*»4«pi, • The Pacific ocean's main depth is much greater than that of the Atlantic. IN STOCK-' Radiant Heaters Automatic Water Heaters Automatic Water Systems Harry W, Shiver Plumbing - Meeting the last fortnight jouse rnuggsi . . . The other day the manager of a team 'shot and killed a 17-year-old spectator who rushed onto the field with other fans during a wild game, played in part without a referee . . . The manager then outran the crowd . . A week before another spectator, who ihrealcned a referee, was wounded by a club official . . . . They should get Bill Klcm down there to draw thai line. bond issues from Ihe revolvin loan fund for the following districts. Bay Brown, Craighead county, $14,250; St. 1'aul, Maiiison county, $5,378.20; Gieenwood, Sebastian, $19,599; Choctaw, Van Buren, $1,995.87; Rot-tor, Clay, $32,240; Lepanto, Poinsett, $7,500. Bond issues for the construction of new buildings were approved for Pleasant Grove district. F.lone county, §1,612; Corning, Clay, $8,000, and Dunbar, Howard, $475. Commercial bond issues for refunding purposes v.eie approved for the following: Eureka Springs, $59,500; Booneville, $89,000; Ratcliff, $31,50; Blythcville, $182.uOO: Greenwood, $72,000 Havana, S40.- 500; and Hoxie, $15,000. Commercial bond issues lo pay off outstanding indebtedness on buildings were approved for Prescott, $5,600, and St. Charles $9,000. The board voted lo buy $100,000 in government bonds from monies in the revolving loan fund. It also approved purchase of $31,000 in stale board education bonds. Education Commissioner Ralph B, Jones said this would effect savings slightly more than $3,000 in the bond's maturity. The territory of Alaska was purchased by the 'United States from Russia in 1867 for $1,720,00. Railmen Say Government Wasting Time Washington, Dec. 13 —(/Pi— Sixteen Southern railways today told the president's committee on fair employment practice, in effect, the agency is wasting its official breath ordering the railways to cease dis- criminaling against Negro em- ployes. The 16 carriers declared they would nol obey the FEPC directives of Nov. 24 forbidding racial or religious discrimination. The FEP the railroads said in a joint letler, "is wholly without constitulional and legal jurisdiction and power lo issue the directives, and for this reason Ihc said directives are without legal effect." The action of the railroads open- lenges execulive order No. 9,346 issued by President Roosevelt, which forbids any contractor doing business with the federal government to discriminate against employes or job applicants tor racial or religious reasons. The railroads charged the FEPC was "utterly unrealistic", in attempting to solve delicate problems of inter-racial relations in the Southern states "by fiat." "It is wholly impracticable, indeed impossible, for these railroads to put into effect your commiltee's directives addressed against the letter to FEPC de- fers. But the agreement was continued, and now, if you believe the whispers, Landis is sharpening up his axe. Landis has looked over all defense lists and found some of them far loo big lo lake care of all Ihc fellows who'll be coming back ready for work when Ihc war's over. The result is, he's reported ready lo turn them all loose, so that each can deal for himself with any club, naturally, this is no present from Santa Claus to the "chain- store" operators, who've been counting on this transferred ivory to fill their own minor league rosters when the suspended loops open up again. England paid Hcsian troops almost $9,000,000 lo fighl in. the American Revolution, More Appeal Boards to Be Set Up ( Litlle Hock, Dec. 13 —(/I'j— At least three additional appeal boards will have to be set up in Arkansas to handle the expected increase in appeal cases resulting from passage of the new Selective ( Service amendment Brig. Gen. E. L. Compere, slate director of Scleclive Service, said loday. He said under the amended regulations registrants must now appeal to a board in the secllon in which Ihey arc working, not to C their original panels. The increase of population in the war plant areas will make it impossible for he regular panels lo handle the olumc, he asserted. The majority of war plants in /• Arkansas in which out-of-statc rcg- slranls are working are located n the central and western sec- ions, Gen. Compere said, and it s likely boards will be established t Pine Bluff, Cumdcn and Fort ._ Smilh. • * The boards must be established by Jan. 8, the officer said. Germany requires so much fcr- Jlizcr for agriculture because most of the land is largely an old I. glacier plain over which glaciers moved la rye quantities of sand. FALSE TEETH HELD FIRMLY BY Comfort Cushion NOW WEAR YOUR PLATES f V«T DAT -HELD COMFORTABLY SNUG THIS WAY It's so easy to wear your plates regularly—all day—when held firmly in place by this "comfort-cushion"—a dentist's formula. I. Dr.Wernct'uPow- clcr lota you enjoy solid foods—avoid embarrassment of disastrous results." The railroads asserted railway labor relations are explicitly con trolled by the Railway Labor Act, and changes in conlractual relations between the carriers and railway labor unions can only be accomplished under the act. loose plates. Helps prevent sore (turns. l. Largest selling All dhwi'i-30*. Monty bock if Dr. Wernetfs Powder RECOMMENDED' BY MORI OLNTISTS THAN ANY OTHER! plalo powder. 3. Kconomir.nl; small amount laata longer. 4.Dr. Wornet's powder is purc.harmlen —pleasant tasting. them," Clares. "Any attempt, for instance, to promote Negroes to locomotive engineers or train conductors would inevitably disrupt their present peaceful and cooperative relations with their employes, would antagonize the traveling and shipping public served by them, would substitute conditions of chaos for the present conditions of harmony, would result in stoppages of transportation, and would most gravely and irreparably impair the whole war cfforl of Ihe country. These railroads canot assume the re- sponsibilliy for precipitating such j Service Dept.' \ Just lo be different, the Kccslcr ; Field (Miss.) athletic dept. start| r.d off December cornpclilion with \ u post-wide golf tournament with ! entries from 22 field squadrons . . . One of the hottest boxing shows in Iceland was the outgrowth of " a feud between Iwo nRighboring infantry outfils ovc-r the ownership of a slray dog lhat both claimed as their 'mascot. Sports Columnist Gene Graff and Matchmaker "Lucky" Luchesc persuaded them to settle it in the ring instead of Soldier's Farewell Teutonic thoroughness, which finds its ace outlet In destructive devices, is evidenced in the contraption above be.ng exam.ned by a British soldier near Termoli, Italy. It is a 10-ton machine, tea ur- fng a giant s eel hook. Run along railroad tracks, it rips up ties. "US and, just lo make a thorough job of it drops explosive *«., - (British Army photo via OWI.) and smiled when asked about the revolt. "I'm a Democrat," he said. "That's all I want to say." Senator Caraway (D-Ark) said she didn't want lo have anything to do with the revolt, adding she could not believe "anybody is serious about this thing." Senator Ellender (D-Lu) complained Bailey's remarks were "played up by the Republican papers and used to split the democratic party further," adding: "1 think we've had enough trouble already." Observing he didn't know much about "this parly strife," Senaloi O'Daniel (D-Tex) said he thoughl what was needed most was good housecleaning in Washing ton." Traditional "Goodby, son, take keer of yourself" soldier's fare* well gets a reverse twist as cowr boy-actor Hoot Gibson gives his daughter goodby smack as she leaves Los Angeles. She's off to train as an Air-WAC- what sort of home coulclypu re build after a fire ? check uo with Roy Anderson & Company Phone 810 Hope, Arkansas INSURANCE For (/IP Holiday* I PR1TTY FROCKS jr.90 Christmas sparkle and trim flattery the winter through! Delightful little frocks in rayon including busy two-piecers, tailored types and glittering strictly-dress styles. Fashion- right in detail. 12 to 20, Cl O ill JTTf Hope ^BMB ;45TH YEAR: VOL, 45—NO. 52 Star THE Wt At Heft Arkansas:. Fdir and continued cold this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; temperatures zero to 8 degrees in north, and 8 to 14 in south portion tonight. Star of Hop*, 1899; Pr«»s, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1943 (API—Means Associated Prtai (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY' unce Back at Kiev Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Invasion of Jap on New Britain Near —War in Pacific By MORRIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor Crushing aerial smashes at key positions of New Britain strengthened the belief today that the Allies may be about rendy to spring the awaited invasion of that important Japanese base in the Southwest Pacific. No word of even intimation of General Douglas MacArthur's plans accompanied the report of new bombardments from Ihc sky. But the time-table program of de- slruclion of enemy defenses strongly.^ suggested an early attempt to obtain- a .foothold somewhere on the long,, curving coastline of the strategic: island nearly 800 miles from Japan's Pacific Gibraltar, Truk. As the warplanes showered their explosives in near-record raids, Australian infantrymen repulsed 'three!, Japanese counterallacks in Ihc'Ramu vplley and pushed dogged|y, f ajhead in Ihe campaign lo Closc-Up of Mechanized War Why so many high-ranking officers, including lieutenant- generals, have been killed in this war is explained in a new book detailing the experiences of press association correspondents, who once like army commanders were fairly safe but now ore subject to the same hazards as enlist,ed men. ~® The book is "Two Baltic Fronls" by Hugh Baillie, president of the United Press. Incidentally, it has special local interest because on Page 30 ap- LJjtljJ••»«•«• A..* Ll_. P e '"' s a P' ctul> c of First Lieut. Wil- nnininn\ nn NPU/ ii;mi M:id ° ic of stamps, Ark., S how• IVIUIIN0J VII HVff ing Mr. Baillie the controls of a fighting plane in which the officer had just shot down two enemy ships. Of war correspondents in 1943 Mr. Baillie said: "There is no such thing as a safe spot anywhere near the front lines . . . ccM. Guinea,' only 70 the tip of New Britain. . away 'from Elsewhere in Ihe Pacific, Allied airmen pounded at the enemy-held Marshall islands and at Japanese air bases in the Bougainville area with the same regularity that marked the aerial offensive against New Britain. The Japanese lost 13 more barges in waters in the Huon peninsula area, increasing lo 384 Ihe number of such craft sunk by Allied planes and naval units since Oct. 1. The enemy's use of barges in place of cargo and troop trans- porls pointed up the statement of Field Marshall Jan Christian Smuts, South African leader, that Japan's weakness in shipping will lell when Germany is dcfealed. And he expressed Ihe opinion Japan will be bealen "sooner than some people think." Allied bombers hammered at both coasts of New Britain in the latest series of raids reported in Gen. MacArthur's communique today. Wave after wave of Liberators and Mitchells, with fighter escort, swept in over Gasmatu, on Ihc soulh central coast, to deliver a 248-ton bombing onslaught rivaled only by the 350-ton assault that pulverized installations at Rabaul, the main Japanese base on Now Britain, Oct. 12. The Lakunai airdrome at Rabaul also was bombed. Air patrols add(Continued on Page Two) 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 slamp M in Book ?.. December 4 — Last for for brown stamps G, II, J and K in Book 3. December 5 — First day for brown stamp'N in Book 3. December 12 — First day for brown stamp P in Book 3. December 19 — First day for brown slamp 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 31—Last day for No, 8 coupons in A Ration Book, good for three gallons. B and C coupons are good for two gallons "You can't move along the roads near an active front with- oul having lo lake a dive from your car from lime lo time when the enemy comes over. You can't get news of the actual fighting without going among the men participating in it, and thai means coming wilh- in range of enemy fire. I have been strafed at a colonel's headquarters post, also at an artillery command post, both places traditionally safely tucked away . . "Wai- correspondents . . can't write at night because of the blackout, since their editorial rooms are in the greal ouldoors. I have seen men, grimy and weary from days of news- hunting, furiously battling typewriters on makeshift tables in an effort to beat the deadline of darkness, with nighl closing clown fast and the bailie con; tinulng a.-. Tew •'miles down the road.- 11 ''"" ji ~ •»i i *" a>; ' . ' " - • News, whether in peace or war, originates largely at "official sources"— the courthouse, city hall, police station, in peace; and the army headquarters or command post in war. Back in the days of strictly land warfare transportation was relatively slow, battle lines were fairly stable, it was a war of position rather than movement, and a headquarters post was fairly safe for commanders and correspondents. The airplane and tank changed that. Today it is a war of movement. With fast-moving armored ground attacks you never know where "the front" is; and even if you do, eneiny airplanes make all roads dangerous. Commanders and correspondents nave been killed in positions which would have been safe enough in World War No. 1— and many have died en route to war, due to the inevitable accidents borne age. of an air- Temperature Drops to 22 Degrees Aided by stiff winds the mercury dropped to 22 degrees here last night as cold weather gripped the entire stale. Lasl night's low liked two degrees being as cold as September 30, when the temperature went lo 20 degrees, Experiment Stalion records show. Continued cold is forecast 13,424 Total for Ginnings on Dec, 1 The census report shows that 13,424 bales of cotton were ginned in Hempslead county from the crop of 1943 prior to December 1, 1943, as compared with 13,288 bales for the crop a year ago, George W. Wylie, special agent for the Department of Commerce, reported today. Argentines Smash , Nazi Spy Ring Rio De Janeiro, Dec. 15 —(/P)— State police announced the smashing of a pro-German spy ring today with the arrest of eight men and four women, including two Brazilians, for aclivilies involving aerial pictures of stralegic siles. Authorities said all 12, in depo- slions, expressed loyalty to Germany. One of Ihe women was reported to have received personal instructions from Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels in Austria before the war. The ring was said to have been headed by an Austrian-born naturalized Brazilian who had been in Brazil more than 20 years. - - - - ——»<» » PRESIDENTS FROM OHIO Seven native sons of Ohio have allained the presidency of the United States: Grant, Garfield, Hayes, Eenjumiu Harrison, Me- Kinjey, Tal'l and Over Million in U.S. Down With Mild Illnesses By The Associated Press More than a million sufferers of respiratory ailments were reported throughout the nation today and it appeared the figure might rise as health officials generally ugrcicd colder weather would not abate the spread of illnesses. Absenteeism from schools, offices and war plants continued to mount, but deaths were few. Numerous schools were reported closed and in the hardest-hil sec- lions an average of one person in 10 Was ill. Many war plants were operating with reduced manpower. Health authorities said the illnesses were mild and usually lasted only about five days. They dis- grecd, however, on the type of the insection. Various officials described il as grippe, influence, "cat fever" and common head cold. Meanwhile, from Madrid, Spain, came reports Germany was ravaged by an epidemic of influenza and grippe "comparable lo or great than that prevalent in Britain," where 709 deaths recently were reported in a single week, Health authorities here stressed the situation in this country could not be compared with the influenza epidemic of 1918. Browning Trial Is Opened at Little Rock Little Rock, Dec. 15 —(/P)— The defense today won the first round in the trial'of William V. Brown-' ing, 18-year-old Catholic High school athlete, charged with the bludgeon-slaying of his mother, Mrs. Julia Koers Browning, 56, when Circuit Judge Gus Fulk refused to admit a confession the youth purportedly made to police and later repudiated. Judge Fulk declined to admit the confession after a lengthy session with attorneys in chambers. The trial was temporarily delayed while his secretary transcribed Ihe jurist's formal judgment. Attorneys debated Ihe mailer before Circuit Judge Gus Fulk in chambers, out of earshot of the jury. The arguments developed yesterday afternoon after only two routine witnseses has teslified. In the confession announce last Oct. 9, Detective Chief O. N. Martin said the youth told officers he killed his mother "because she knocked a hole in his model airplane." The Browning youth repudiated the alleged confession two days later, saying he had been "tricked" into making the statements. 'Dr. Howard" A. Dishongh, Pulaski county coroner, told the court thai Mrs. Browning died lasl Sepl. 30 of a "curshing blow on Ihe back of the head which caused acute brain injuries." The other witness was a Lillle Rock newspaper photographer who identified photographs of the dead woman's, body taken shortly after discovery of the murder. The question of fingerprints ap pcarecl likely lo play an important part in the trial. Prosecuting Attor noy Sam Robinson referred to identification of the youth's fingerprints in his opening argument. Assisting in preparing defense testimony on ths point is Capl. Supervisor Maurice B. O'Ncil of Ihc New Orleans Bureau of Indctification who lestified for the defense in Ihe recent Nassau trial of Count Alfred de Marigny. A mysterious stranger dressed in blue was credited by the defense with the killing. Defense Atlorney Fred A. Isgrig said two maids in the neighborhood saw the stranger enter the Browning house shortly before noon but he was never seen to depart. Isgrig said two smoked cigarettes found on the floor of the sun parlor in which Mrs. Browning's body wus discovered were "extremely significant." He said neither Mrs. Browning, her two sons at home, nor their maid ever smoked. Robinson described Mrs. Browning, widow of a prominent Lillle Rock physician, as "a good woman who managed her home well and cared for her five sons attentively." RELIEF INCREASE Little Rock, Dec. 15 — (If)— An increase from $1.50 to $2 a month in the bugetary allowance for recipients of general relief was voted yesterday by the state welfare board. The hike will raise general relief expenditures $10,000 a month. Welfyre Commissioner John G. Pipkin said the raise was voted because of higher clothing prices. Mercury to Drop Even Lower Tonight Little Rock, Dec. 15 —(/P)— Arkansas shivered-in the severest cold of the winter, loday, and Ihe Weather Bureau predicted "conlin- ued cold" lonight and tomorrow, with temperatures ranging from zero to 8 degrees in the north, and from 8 lo 14 in Ihe south portion tonight. The thermdmeter stood at zero at Fayelteville at 8 a. m., while Fort Smith was almost as frigid with 8 above. In the Rogers area, there was an unofficial recording of three below zero last night. •'.' .. Paragould, in northeast Arkam sas, had 8 above, while Tcxarkana, in the southwesl, recorded 26. Little Rock and Pine Bluff each had 18. Snow fell over most of the state last night, and was still falling 'at Monliccllo in mid-morning. The skies over north and central Ar-, kansas were clear. • > Highway crews were busy clearing drifts from mountain roads') : Bulgaria Ready to Quit War Says Paper New York, Dec. 15 —(/P)— The New York Times said today in! a dispatch from Cairo thai Bulgaria had officially scnl "peace feelers" lo Ihe Allied governments "in an effovl to get out of a war that both the Bulgarian government and Ihc population, now realize is lost," .V "These feelers," said the dispatch, "have been sent separately through the Russian government and lo Britain and the United Stales, and they have been turned down. . , "Premier Dobri Bojilov said Bulgaria would be willing to negoliale a peace on the basis of the,Atlantic Charier,:-,'in ,"return for guarantee's'! that Bulgaria might keep those'ter- rities that she seized from Ugo- slavia and Greece." The dispatch said Gulbaria was prepared to argue these were ethically hers. There was no immediate confirmation of the slory from other sources. The British foreign office told the Associated Press in London it had no information-on the reported peace feelers. The Times dispatch said thus far Ihe only answer received at Sofia was the continued bombing by the Allies and reiteration of the unconditional surrender terms which "means the evacuation of the stolen territories." "The Germans are reported lo have warned Sofia any further efforts to desert (the Axis war machine) will be met with strong German action and the unhappy site of Italy is cited as evidence of what may happen," the dispatch declared. II added Turkey was Irying lo induce Bulgaria lo leave the war "by combined suasion and threats." Dr.Keliogg, Michigan Physician, Dies Battle Crrek, Mich., Dec. 15 — (/P) — Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, 91, famed physician, health authority and head of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, died during the night. Dr. Kellogg had been in failing health six months. He died al 11:30 p. in. at his residence. He was a leader of a health movement that bans meat from the diet, emphasizing the food value of grains, fruits and vegetables. His brother, W. K. Kellogg, heads, the W. K. Kellogg Company, cereal manufacturer. A native of Tyrone, N. Y., Dr. Kellogg had made his home in Bat- lie Creek since moving here with his parents when he was a child. He was educated in Bailie Creek schools and attended Michigan Stale normal and Ihe University of Michigan. He was a practicing surgeon while still in his seventies and was the author of several books on dietetics. Dr. Kellogg's wife died in 1920. They had no children. He and Mrs. Ke-llogg, however, provided funds for the education of many boys and girls, virtually rearing 40 children and legally adopting several of them. Dr. Kellogg had continued to operate the Batlle Creek Sanitarium in other quarters after the army established the Percy Jones gener- j al hospital .more than a year ago in the institution's principal building. The sanitarium, one of the most famous institutions of its kind, was the center of three schools —teach- ng nursing, home economis and physical education — founded by Dr. Kellogg. No meal is served on ithe sanilarium menu. Greece Airfields Hard Hit; Allies Capture Gaidar! By WES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 15 —(/P) — More than 30 American bombers and fighters struck Nazi-occupied Greece the greatest Allied blow of the air war over the Balkans yesterday, and 12 German fighters were downed in a big aerial battle, Allied headquarters announced today. This giant air attack against three airfields at Athens and Piraeus harbor came as Canadian and Indian troops led an Eighth Army atlack lhal caplured Caldari, six miles from Orlona on the Adrialic coast, and cost the Germans 200 prisoners. Canadian troops in a daring night raid on the village of Ber- rati, two miles south of Ortona, captured the commanding officer of the 351 si Armored Grenadier division, his adjulant, four other officers and 140 men. Patrol clashes near Venafro marked the Fifth Army fighting. A German prisoner on this sector said his' commanding officer had told them they were fighting "lough wild men from Texas." Clearing weather enabled the 15th Air Force to send big forma- t.'oiu intc the air. The great fleet of bombers and escorting fighters dealt a knockout blow against German air force nests at Elevsis, Kalamaki and Tatoi, all just outside Athens. Flying Fortresses delivered the first blow at Piraeus harbor, . key Grecian port which was almost destroyed during the early days of the German invasion of Greece in April, 1941. Thirly-five German fighters .which jose to challenge^ Ihe \v.ave§ of Fortresses, Liberator's • and- their., escorting- 'Lightning ; P-38s-^'were- brushed aside in a blaze of gunfire which sent 12 of the Germans crashing to earth. In other air activity during the day, three additional German planes were shot down, bringing the 24-hour bag in this theater to 15, against an Allied loss of five, with one pilot safe. An Allied officer anounced two bridgeheads across the Moro river, forced by the Canadians on the coast and the Indians farther inland, now have been merged into one. It is about a mile in depth and five miles wide. .This bridgehead includes Caldari. The Canadians had replaced Ihe battle-tried 78th division. Not content with steady day attacks, the aggressive Canadians staged a night raid on Berrati, catching the Nazi garrison by surprise to lake nearly 150 prisoners and kill many other Germans. The Canadians retired after Ihe raid on the night of Dec. 12, taking all equipment of value with them. Indian troops, which are flanked along the coast by the Canadians, and inland by the 2nd New Zealand division, took Caldari against stubborn resistance in their fiercest at- lack. The weather improved on both Ihe Eighth and Fifth Army fronts. The attacks on the air fields around Athens were the same tactics used by the Germans during their invasion to knock out the liny RA'F force then stationed on those same airdromes. Over the batlle area several hundred sorties were flown -by fighl- ers, which also operated over Yugoslavia. Fighler-bombcrs hit shipping in the harbor al Civitavecchia, northwest of Rome, and RAF Bos- tons bombed Pontecorvo in the Venafro area. B-25 Mitchells struck at the railway junction at Orte while American Boslons bombed a bridge over the flooded Liri river which has been the scene of inlcnse fighting. Warhawks carried out a number of close support missions. More than 10 German planes were over the Fifth Army's posi- tipns in one of the greatest day's : air activily since Ihc fighting at i Salerno. Three were destroyed and j four damaged. Several fierce patrol clashes occurred on the Fifth Army front in I the turbulent sector northwest of | Venafro, and a number of prison. ers was taken. | Especially significant was the naid on Piraeus, for it meant that j after more than two and a half years the Germans finally have been able to repair the big port which feeds munitions to their forces in Ihe Aegean island oul- posls, such as Ihe Dodecanese ynd Crete. CHILD KILLED BY TRUCK Fort Smith, Dee. 15 —(/P)—Darting oul onlo the streel from be-hind a parked car, eight-year-old Kenneth Ledbeller ran inlo a moving truck yesterday and was instantly killed. A coroner's jury returned u verdict of accidental death. Today's War Map -o NAZI THRUSTS AREA HELD BY NAZIS Today's war map shows the area west of Kiev apparently have checked the Nazis all-out-onslaught on' that vital city. Further south, Russian troops striking west from Kremenchug to support a bridgehead in the Cherkassy area, captured Cherkassy, last German base on the west bank of the lower Dnieper. Hill Cautions Merchants on Forged Checks Sheriff-Frank J; Hill announced v Fire Causes Much Damage at Monticello Monticello, Dec. 15 — (/P)— Fire of undetermined origin,.augmented by a high wind, swept Monticello's business district early today destroying the Allen hotel and two adjoining stores, and damaging five business houses and a residence in nearby blocks. The loss was estimated unofficially at over ?2 ° 0 ' 000 ' J the person presenting the c'heck'is" Ihe blaze, originating in the the rightful owner. Do not be mis- hotel at 3 a. m., swept through the 'led by doubtful or worthless identi- popular Price Clothing Store and ] fication, which may be stolen, or the Owen Hardware Co., demolish- | even prepared in advance", he ing the brick structures. Fanned by urged businessmen. Sheriff Hill the wind, it spread one block west " and damaged the McQuiston Drug Store, rebuilt recently after being levelled by fire three months ago, and the Fair Slore. The buildings and their contents were damaged „ UV ,, T11 UJ MJ1= The blaze also ignited the rear of j Secret Service, they can put the Send Thousands of Fresh Troops Against Russians S . -• . r s —Europe By HARRISON SALIBURY United Press Staff Correspondent *f London, Dec. 15 — UP"—Two" days after,reporting that the Ger-" , man onslaught west of Kiev. hadf ^ been checked, the Russians lodayjl admitted the loss of a key road'sl center ; only(,48 .miles west ofhet"' big Dnieper river city. ^,'j" German Marshal Von Mannstein'^ still had thousands of ,reserve,,* roops at his disposal, the-cream ofcjs,, lis army, and he was hurling them. * s wave after wave, at Soviet »lines»V today. '.;.•••.•- .. : ,,^_ Mannstein hoped to capitalize ffi qqickly on yesterday's success, ^'If wipe out the entire Russian bulgef-"' and retake Kiev by the end of the f year. , The German army, however 'aced a formidable natural defense fa barrier — a little known river- $ called the Teterev. The Red Army"fJ was strongly entrenched on the river's east bank and any attempt on the part of the Germans to cross the stream in the face of Russian artillery fire was likely to prove even more costly for Hitler, than the battles in the month-old\^ offensive. ^J 1 The best Nazi bet — if they could , do it — appeared to come up from .,,. the south and outflank the Rus- vJI? sians on the 'east bank. /, >v| Field reports saTa however that ( '^| Mannstein had changed his tank. tactics. : Formerly he threw all 1 tanks .into, action, leaving only a" few in reserve. The toll of tanks\ was tremendous. Today, he uses'* only'.a part' of his armor^for as-^ sault, leaves, a large number in re"^* cret Service of 'Arkansas warns the/merchants- to exercise- caution in accepting checks from strangers during the holiday season, as check thieves and forgers take advantage of the Christmas rush. "Assure yourself beyond all doubt that says that mail theives and check forgers always make poor customers. "Don't trade out your cpld cash for hot checks," he warned. If everybody will carefully follow the cautions laid down by the the home of W. D. Clifton, Telephone Company engineer, a block away. Heat from the intense blaze damaged the front of Ihe Ridgeway Hotel and a liquor store across from the Allen hotel, and sparks ignited the Peoples Lumber Co., across from Owen Hardware. The Lumber Co., was still burning in mid-morning, but the fire was under control. Snow, which started falling in the early morning, made fire-fighting difficult for the Monticello's volunteer fire department. The volunteers were called out in full force, and were joined by other citizens of the town. —.-» 4»*a^Polio Drive to Start January 14 New York, Dec. 15 — (#")— Basil O'Connor, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, said lasl night the llth annual appeal for funds to fight the disease will be conducted from Jan. 14 to Jan. 31, culminating with celebrations of President Roosevelt's birthday. "There can be no armistice with Ihe crippler," President Roosevelt said in a message lo O'Connor. "Surrender of disease on the home fronl must also be unconditional." O'Connor said 1943 was the third worst year in Ihe ^recorded history of the disease in the United States, with 12,000 cases reported so fur. Bounties of land, money and clothing were offered to attract volunteers in the Revolutionary War. SHOPPING LEFT •TO GET check forger out of business: IF YOU RECEIVE CHECKS — Never endorse the check until you are actually in the presence of the person who will cash it. Have a good, deep mail box, which should be kept locked, and your name printed on it. Don't send children to cash checks. This encourages juvenile delinquency. DO NOT FOLD, PIN OR MUTILATE Army and Navy Allotment and Allowance or other Punch Card-Type checks. IF YOU CASH CHECKS — Ask for positive identification. Before accepting a check, ask yourself this question, "If this check is returned, can I find the person who gave it to me?" NEVER CASH A CHECK ALREADY ENDORSED. Have it endorsed again in your presence. Require all employees who cash checks to initial them. Hussmon Added to Yank Weekly Staff Litlle Rock, Dec. 15 —(/Pj—Capt. W. E. Hussman, public relations officer at Camp Robinson the past 18 months, has been assigned to New York for duly with the army weekly, Yank, it was announced today. Captain Hussman, in civilian life the vice-president and general manager of the C. E. Palmer newspapers, said he and Mrs. Hussman and their two small daughters would leave t6day for Texarkana, their former home. He will report from there to New York in the near future. Commissioned a first lieutenant in June. 1942, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, he was immdiately assigned to the Camp Robinson post. He was promoted to captain lasl February. He is a nalive of St. Louis. Before entering the army, Captain Hussman also served as an execulive of the Arkansas Dailies, Inc., advertising agency. Captain Hussman's successor at Camp Robinson nounced. was not an- Bees have a huck-and-eye system of their wing edges, enabling them to fasten the front and back wings into a single unit during flight. • JIT" 1 ; - -~. l -'S*w i T front lines for The Soviet army newspaper^ "Red Star" /said the 'Germans* also were sending out small units t \'1 of "decoy tanks" — a trick they pulled on the Americans during the,,: first weeks of fighting in North Af-y> rica. ' ' < Even if Mannstein should erase- Ihe Kiev salient, it was considered J here to be too late for hmi to estab-" lish a winter line along the Dnie-/ per river. The Russians are excellent winter fighters and undoubted- ,5'| ly would wheel north from the.'.i^ Dnieper bend where today they '<; were steadily expanding their conquests, In the Dnieper bend country Soviet forces were slowly but relentlessly pushing the Germans back on three fronts. They had already , started south from recently-taken Cherkassy in a drive pointing, straight for Smela, the last German railroad center in the upper Dnie- per bend. West of Kremenchug other Red Army columns were moving north, aiming for a junction with the Cherkassy army. One, Moscow report said such a junction had been made although yesterday these forces were about 30 miles apart. To the south, two more Russian columns were closing a pincers on Kirovograd. 14-Hour Strike Comes to End at Montreal Montreal, Dec. 15 — (/P) — Tins snow-bound city of 90,000 returned to normal today after settlement of a 14-hour strike by its police, fire and public works employees, and residents expressed relief the crisis, had passed without major disorders. The strike, which called out 5,000 mployees of the three municipal departments, ended early this morning when city officials agreed to recognize.'the Canadian Congress of. Labor as bargaining agent for policemen, firemen, and public woiks personnel. Policemen and firemen began re.*turning to their posts almost immediately. During the tours they were out skeleton protection had been given the city by 76 Royal Canadian mounted police and provincial police officers, and a small force of fire fighters who had remained at headquarters. One fire destroyed a two-story house and damaged adjoining buildings before a crew of five district fire chiefs, working with light equipment, brought it under control. No other major fires were ic- porled despile Ihe sub-zero temperature. Pressure was maintained in the city's water mains by a skeleton staff at the water works. Ten inches of snow is e in water content to one inch of rain.

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