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HOPE S'TAfi, H 0 f I, ARKANSAS , December t$, 194$ ;! !*& fAft - i , NOT ,tal«(V 6v*f th* Phor*. JViC *0t*i mMMMM SO* w«*4, fciMUMM fS« OM mmm \tt MM, mlrtmlmn $2.70 !ot*j Qfi» for ,conUnuouj insertion* only --•u fHE MORE YOU TELL THE QUICKER ' ' YOU SELL." For Sole US BEFORE YOU BUY, ' sell or trade furniture. The best . place in town to buy furniture. Ideal Furniture Store. 2?-lmpd. Biggest Demand for Stable Space at Hot Springs Hot Springs, Dec. 15 —(/P)— The biggest demand for stable space in the history of the Oaklawn Park track was reported today by Racing Secretary Eugene Bury as he began preparations for the annual 30-day spring horse race meet, scheduled to start next February. Bury said more than 200 horses already were in the city and that isoi MULES;. MARES, SADDLE tiofses, Jades, stallions and Shet- at least three other stables were land ponies. All stock guaranteed, shipping. Early arrivals began Free truck delivery. At same Ideation for 30 years. Windle Biros'. 516 West Broad., Texarkana, Texas. 23-tf DODGE 1&-TON TRUCK. Good rubber. John Deere gasoline- hay-press. Columbus. Johnny Wilson, 9-6tc '140 ACRK FARM, ONE-HALF . mile from city limits. One house, \. barn, good pasture. On public road, between two highways. i Price $20 per acre, Floyd Porter; field. 9-6tc 2'f . ONE ELECTRIC EVERHOT OVEN ' r - j ' complete with Table. Practically new. Mrs. Forest Hairr. Phone 981-W. 13-3tpd THREE YEAR OLD SADDLE filly "Natural". Fine kid pony, : half sister to the winner of t Hope Horseshow. Tom J. Wardlow, Gosnells Clothing Store. 14-6tp : OUR CHRISTMAS TREES HAVE arrived. Come early and get first choice. Monts Seed Store. 14-3tc .iWOOD FOR SALE. PHONE 221. 14-6tc moving into stable space on the Oaklawn grounds today. At Little Rock, Gov. Adkins announced he would oppose the Oaklawn Jockey 'club's application for a permit to run Feb. 28-April 1. The Racing Commission will meet some time this month to act on the application. Adkins sought unsuccessfully to recall the 1943 permit after it already had been signed. Bobo Newsom May Be Called Into Service She Gives Fliers the "Go Ahead" Having enlisted in the Women's Army Corps after her husband, Lieutenant Roy R. Moser, was killed in a bombing raid over Germany, Private Wanda L. Moser fiow is supplying other pilots with weather data in the weather office of Randolph Field, Texas. She is shown at the cockpit of a training fighter plane. _.__ Fats Waller, Famed Negro Musician/Dies Kansas City, Dec. 15 —(/P)— Fats Waller, 39, noted.Negro dance band leader, died today on n train In the Kansas City Union station. A representative of the coroner's office said after a preliminary examination he had suffered a heart attack. The body \Vas removed to an undertaking parlor and a further examination was expected to be made. A physician who had been called to attend another patient Was summoned to Waller's car. The station master's office said Waller collapsed while talking with his manager. Waller, known privately as Thomas Wright Waller, attended Paderewski concerts in New York at the age of 10 studied under Carl Bohm and Leopold Godowski, and regarded low-down boogie-woogie as definitely beneath his nimble- fingered piano. Despite his respect for the classics, he paid taxes on a reputed income of $72,000 in 1941 — and jazz did it . Known internationally as Fats, he weighed 278 pounds. Waller composed such hits as "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Feets Too Big," the music for "Connie's Hot Chocolates," "Keep Shufflin' and he current Broadway success 'Early To Bed.' Flashes of Life By The Associated Press f*6uf Star 8afee Gunlcr Field, Ala. — Men of all ranks turned and saluted as Sgl, James 'E. Housh of Tampa, Fla., df'dVe by in an army staff car. At-his first stop, Housh found the reason. A tag bearing a quartet of stars on a red background — the shield of a four star general — had been placed on the car by mistake. Mayor Cheers Soldier's Olrl Cleveland — Several months ago Mayor Frank J. Lausche told a group of departing soldiers if there .was anything he could do for them to let him know. This week tho> mayor received a letter from a soldier who asked it he Would visit his girl friend, who is ill. The mayor did. Undaunted, one of the pilots flew back to his base for fire extinguishers. The house was saved except for damage to the roof. A§tonlihed, No Doubt , Kansas City — A travel-worn wdman, depositing a bag and n box in a taxicab at the Union Station, told the wolnah cabbie, "wait until I go inside and get my baby." A soldier dashed up, ordered the cabclle to "take me to Fortieth and Main." "I can't," replied the driver, "I have a baby coming." The soldier hastily retreated. . . Bootleg Stuff? Oxford, N. C. — Rubber boots, here, were found to contain whisky hanging on the wall in a house when county officers searched the residence. The officer found seven and a half gallons on the premises. Hartsville, S. C., Dec. 15 —(#)— ! Up to now, this has -been an evenW fill off season for Louis Norman I (Bobo) Newsom, lately Washington Senators' TRAINED BIRD DOGS. ; Ages right, no bad traits. Do all ' • but shoot the birds. I. E. Odom, ' Fulton, Arkansas. 15-3tc 'GOOD MILCH cow WITH YOUNG calf. See Mrs. Etta Campbell,. Emmet, Ark. north on Boyd Chapel road. lp-6tp ;ONE LOT OF GALVANIZED TUBS » and one:lot of ribbon cane syrup •from Louisiana. See Tom Carell or phone 164. 15-3tc For Rent WORKING COUPLE OR TWO settled ladies to share home. Call 660. 7-tf TWO OR THREE ROOMS, UN- furnished. Phone 28-W-4. 15-6tp Wonted -TOY FIRE TRUCK AND TRI- of the pitching staff. The big, communicative right- I hander has been much in the news in the last two days. | First, came an announcement the Senators had traded Newsom to ihe Athletics for Pitcher Roger Wolff. Newsom at his home here, said he knew nothing about it and declined to comment. _„_^ Then, his selective service board iiere disclosed it had mailed Newsom notice of his classification in 1-A. And shortly afterward, news came from Las Vegas, Nevada, he had been residing there the last six weeks and had obtained a divorce from his wife, Bessie Lucille Newsom. A draft board spokesman said Bobo's file had been transferred to Washington, D. C., for his physical examination and explained he had asked for a pre-induction going over. The board's next call for men for induction will be Jan. 25, 1944. If Newsom is included, he will be required to report to Fort Jackson, at nearby Columbia, on that date. This news occasioned surprise in the Washington and Philadelphia baseball club managements. Clark Griffith, owner of the Senators, said he did not know what would SPORTS ROUNDUP -By Hngh S. Fnllertoi, Jr.- Associated Press Sports Columnist New York, Dec. 15 —(.T)— Amos Alonzo Stagg has been chosen as the No. 1 football coach of the year by nearly everyone who does such picking . So how about recog- |man? . I ed out nizing Steve Owen as the No. 2 . . . Spherical Steve start- with what one scout described as "the worst pro football team 1 ever saw." ... In mid season his Giants took a 56-7 drubbing from the Bears, which would have finished almost anybody . . . Next Sunday those same Giants are going to try to make it three in a row over the Washington Redskins in the playoff for the National Football League's Eastern title. They'll probably do it, too, and then give the Bears a tussle in the championship playoff a week later. . . . All that leaves no doubt that Owen can get the most out of his men (an important factor in coaching) . . . And if that isn't enough, probably the neatest tricks of the year were his luring Mel Hein out of retirement and then springing soldier Hank Soar from Fort Dev- cns, Mass., as a week-end player. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press New York — Frankic Terry, 156, New York, outpointed Tony Reno. 156 1-2, Chicago, 8. White Plains, N. Y. — Freddy Flores, 160 1-2, New York, outpoint- ed Dick Fuller, 164 1-2, South Norwalk, Conn., 8. Jersey City — Johnny Jones, 147 Pittsburgh, outpointed Mike Bulick, 14S. New York, 8. New Bedford. Mass. — Tommy Bell, 151, Youngstown, stopped Bobby Winters, 146, Philadelphia, No Problem Goldsboio, S. C. — Two from Symour Johnson air pilots field here while flying saw flames spurting from;the home of R. W. Pierce. They landed their planes nearby and began -to fight the fire, but lacked water. Secret Weapon Spokane, Wash. — The cop naked the blonde Why she wanted a per mil to purchase a gun. "I might want to sing 'Pistol Packin' Mama'," said Helen Jep son, the opera singer, "or I might need it for protection; not everybody understands classical music.' (She really bought it as a Christ mas gift for her husband, who col lecls guns. Please don't tell him!) Honest Neighborhood Chicago —Mrs. Gcrturde Frisch stopped by her dry goods store in the morning for a few minutes, left and forgot to lock the door. Late that night when passing by she found the store open and occupied. Neighbors who had discovered the door was unlocked had kept a voluntary guard over the store all day. 2000 PIRATE SHIPS Between 1600 and. 1720 the were more than 2000 plrntc Shi 1 afloat off the United Stales coast, jctwecn Maine and Florida, and.-; .heir toll from shipping ran Inloj millions annually. I Beware Coughs from common colds That Hang OP Creomtilslon relieves promptly be- t |' 1 cause It goes right to the sent of thc«5 trouble to help loosen and expel if; germ Indcn phlegm, and nld nature"? to soothe and heal raw, tender, ln»'f flamed bronchial mucous mem-' branes. Tell your draiggist to sell yta|" a bottle of Oreomulslon with the uii- derstandlng you must like the way lt,(; quickly allays the cough or you are.}, to have your money back. ,. Mr CREOMULSION 7 ! for Couzhs, Chest Colds, Bronchit'-j', IN STOCK--- Radiant Heaters ,i Automatic Water Heaters Automatic Water Systems Harry W. Shiver Plumbing - Heating 14-3tp Lost WILL PARTY WHO PICKED UP 'billfold in post office Friday, please return to W. H. Allen, 408 South Fulton or Box 41. 13-3tp Notice CHRISTMAS GIFTS ON DISPLAY and on hand at my home. All kinds of Fuller brushes. 902 ' South Fulton, Phone 138. Mrs. Leon Bundy. 23 t£ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR 30 days only! Mattresses remade. ' Sheeting 3.95. Striped tick, 5.95, Free delivery* Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. 24-lmp GIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT- ions for Christmas. Not rationed yet. New or renewal subscriptions on any magazine. See Chas. ,Reynerson at City Hall. 30-tmc CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! HAVE your mattress remade. Cobb's , /Mattress Shop, 712 West 4th, Phone 445-J. 13-6tp Services Offered cycle. Mr. Pankey, Phone 768. happen to the Newsom-Wolff deal if Bobo were inducted. He predicted rejection, however. Connie Mack said when he made the Wolff deal, he was told Newsom was in 3-A but said, "We are not going to cross the bridge until ve come to it. Lots of them are re- ected when they go up for examination." He added that "if I lose tfewsom to the army, there is a possibility that Clark Griffith will jive me another pitcher in his place." It was learned yesterday in Las Vegas that Newsom obtained an uncontested decree last Nov. 22 from his wife, whom he charged with extreme cruelty. The Newsoms were married in Chesterfield in February, 1927, court records indicated. They have two children. Norman, 9, and Allan, 8. Newsom, here for a brief visit after his return from Las Vegas, left yesterday for Washington. Sammy Byrd Favorite in Miami Open Miami, Dec. 1 5— (fit— Sammy Byrd, who gave up swinging at pitches across the plate for making them to the green, is not disturbed about being installed as the favorite in the $5,000 Miami Open Golf Tournament which gets under way tomorrow. "I'm just a twenty-five dollar player in this company," the for- Soearing High When the Giants were heading for Washington last week. Coach Owen stopped beside Hank Soar and asked: "How's your pass defense, Hank?" .... "Wonderful, Steve. No. M. P. can stop me," Soldier Soar replied as he reached into his pocket and displayed a three-day pass signed by'his commanding officer He was right, too. Hank intercepted two of Sammy Baugh's passes. One-Minute Sports Page A new fight club getting under way in Louisville, Ky., has sent out a "scout" to try to line up talent for a New Year's Day show. If he doesn't find enough, the club won't Washington By JACK STINNETT Washington — From time to time, I have reported here the ingenious methods Congressmen employ to <eep in touch with their districts and let the folks back home know what they are doing and why. It remained, though, for freshman Rep. Harold C. Hagen, Min- Farmer-L,aborite, and nesota's; former congressman's secretary and newspaperman, to introduce me, and I'll bet you, to something orand new. Brieny, Congressman Hagen rotates his secretarial staff and each new secretary who serves for n week or more is a newspaper editor, columnist or editorial writer in Hagen's ninth Minnesota district. Beans, Turkey Feature Club Luncheon As a result of a recent attendance contest, the Kiwanis Club was divided into two factions at today's luncheon at the Hotel Henry. One side had a lovely luncheon of baked turkey and everything that went with it. But the other side had — you guessed it. Beans. Great trouble was taken to fict the most unappetizing beans available for these lowly losers, and the Hotel Henry exceeded even .the worst plate of beans several members could even remember. An inventory was taken of the beans on one plate, and there were 190 of the cold, hard, slightly brown uncdible beans. And there is nothing so unappetizing as cold, hard beans. The winning squadron, under tho leadership of Newt Pentecost, marched to the head table under the guard of M,iH Mosicr of the local police department who lead the way with a sawcd-off shotgun. He was followed by the entire team, each carrying a baseball bat. They were determined on defending their turkey dinner at all costs. After this lovely repast of beans, Henry Hayncs, president-elect for the coming year named his committee chairmen. H was announced that these chairmen would attend a school of instruction next Tuesday. Three members were called on for impromptu talks about their businesses during the hour. Harry Hawthorn was intorduced as a new member of the club, and was Ladies' operate The Eastern Junior Tennis championships Christmas Wes Meyer, 33-year-old editor of the Detroit Lakes (Minn.) Weekly Tribune, was Hagen's first "secretary." For more than a week, he contacted federal departments and agencies on errands for his boss. He attended sessions of Congress. He met scores of members of both chambers. And outside of the capital and government, he got a bet- week may be played without spec- ter than tourists' view of wartime ALL TYPES OF HOME AND building repairs. Specialize in jerpofing- Estimates free. A. M. Rettig, phone 221. 29-lmp Wonted to Rent FIVE OR SIX-ROOM HOUSE. Prefer Ward 1 or 2. Employed in city. Reasonably permanent. No small children. Reference. Call Hope Star, 2-tfdh. THREE OR FOUR ROOM FURN- ished apartment for permanent family. Cpntact Hope Star. 30-tf I rounds mer Yankee outfielder cracked, but added seriously, "—However, if I ,can just get those pitch shots work- ling maybe I'll be in there." Sammy is in earnest about his golf these days and is blasting away rather grimly in practice at the Miami Springs tators (is that anything new?). The okay for players to use the seventh regiment armory hasn't been extended to mere fans . . . Jocky Johnny Longdn won successive races .at Bay Meadows Saturday with horses named Bulwark. Bull Penn and Bull Reigh ... A bully performance, no doubt . . . Nat Fleischer's latest boxing biography, just off the press, is "Terrible Terry, the Brooklyn Terror." . . . You Can't Win Dept.: Reports from the Midwest say that after the Kansas-Missouri and Notre Dame-Sea- hawks games, bookies who had made the Irish 15-point favorites merely leturned the original bets to the winners with apologies for not paying off und kept the dough the losers hud put up. Observation Post New Orleans victory gardeners Washington. He went back home to write about it and talk about it. His articles appeared in more than 60 papers in Congressman Hagen's district. In addition, Meyer has been speaking for weeks before civic groups in his area on the trials and tribulations of a member of Congress; how Congress works. welcomed by Paul Gaston. bports Mirror and what wartime Washington is like. His second visiting secretary was Rupert Bradford, 35-year-old editor of the Bcmidji Northland Times, and his third will be H. Z. Mitchell, editor of the Bemidji Daily Pioneer and Weekly Sentinel and one of Minnesota's best known newspapermen. Hagen is' playing no political favorites. Meyer is an Independent Democrat; Bradford a Farmer-Laborite; and Mitchell a Republican. They can say whatever , , - UUUUIJIlUctll. lli^y t-etn .3W.7 »Y..V..~.— complain that a couple of stray j th£ f y wish and Ulink w h atc ver they By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Frankic Sinkwich, Georgia football player, voted No. 1 athlete of year. Three Years Ago — Francis Schmidt resigns after seven years of football coaching for Ohio State. Five Years Ago — Tony Galento knocks out Dick Daniels in third round. would pay them $10 a day. It was obvinonus, he explained, that this would entail no financial benefits to the visiting secretary, but if he minded his dimes and nickels eh cound break even on the venture. Hagen is now swamped with applications fro mboth political friends and foes in the district. Hagen, whose father was publisher of one of Minnesota's largest Norwegian language newspapers, and got his news training legging it for papa's paper, admits that he has no idea what the re suits of his experiment will be. "I guess I'll know more about that," he says with a grin, "after the next election." HANSEN GLOVES • 98' Jewelry - - 98c up Sheer Rayon Hose - 82c Linen Table Cloths, Napkins, Dresser Sets vegetable patches lately . . . Must be the ones that disappeared from OM) -ino t(|I/A bucks riding on them. FOUR OR FIVE ROOM UNFURN- ished house. Permanent residence. Contact Ray Wpodall at Telephone Business Office. 13-6tp Lost or Strayed BAY HORSE MULE, THREE year old, weight 900 Ibs. Last seen in direction of Falcon, Thursday night. Reward J. M. course. He is trying for the form that gave him victory in the All- American Open at Chicago last summer. He came in after shooting a par 70 to learn the boys in the club house were rating him tops for the event, just a notch ahead of Craig Wood, the last National Open winner, and Bob Hamilton, of Evansville, Ind., who finished third here last year. "Those pitch shots will tell the story," he said. "The player that Service Dept. Johnny Pesky, the former Boston Red Socker, has been shifted to the Bainbridge, Md., Naval Training Station where he's due to get a change in rating Irom aviation cadet within the next couple of weeks. He may join Johnny Mize and Willie Pep in the physical in- structor'S'School . . . Marine Lieut. Paul Mullen, former Notre Dame basketball forward, recently shot down his fifth Jap Zero over New Georgia island. The Japs apparent- Overton, Rosston, Rt. 3. 15-6tp , ge ts the break with them will corne (through this time." I Sammy, now pro a Plum Hol- jlov/, Detroit, wants to win this one because it may be his last for the duration. He has just been reclassified l-A and is expecting a note from his draft board. •'When I was a baseball player, they called me a golfer," he laughed. "Now that I'm in golf they call me a baseball player. "I love golf, but I don't regret my days in baseball. I only wish I HAVE GHpSTLY UOOK Camp Van Forn, Miss. —C/P)— Men of the 263rd engineer com- fc>3t battalion are learning to duck "bakers' bombs" as a part of their training. Army planes harass them at their work by swooping down and trying to pot them with loosely- paeked bags of flour and powdered chalk. The engineers learn to disperse properly, seek cover and open fire on their aerial attackers. Victims of direct shits look somewhat ghostly and officers point out that this "Js quite appropirate." had gone into golf a couple of years sooner." Sammy thinks baseball helped his gojf, gjeyelopiag his arms and shoulders to perfect his powerful ly could use one of those seven- foot "goal lenders." . . .Dee Boeckmann. former Olympic runner and coach of the 1936 U. S. Women's Olympic team, is a Red Cross worker in Iceland and in her spare time is coach of an air corps basketball team called the "Cash Marks." The soldiers claim she's the first woman to coach an army men's team . . . please. Hagen says he got the idea "m the back of my head" during the eight years that he was secretary | to former Rep. R. T. Buckler. It occurred to him then that few voters had any real, down-to-earth idea of what a Congressman does, or what problems he faces. It was not, however, until he tppk oath as y member of the 78th Congress that the idea really crystallized. He told editors and publishers in his district that he wquld reserve one of his secretarial spots for any worth newsman in his district. He would pay the first class round trip fare to and from Washington. While here, they would work and work hard as his secretary and he Typsies are believed to have entered Eruope early in the 15th cen tury. Wanted! Men and Women Who Are Hard of Hearing To make this simple, no risk hearing teat If you are temporarily deafened, bothered by ringing buzzing head noises due to hardened or coagulated wax (cerumen), try tha Ourine Home Method test that BO many say has enabled them to hear well again. You must hear better after making this simple test or you get your money back at once. Aak about Ourine Ear Drops today at John P. Cox Drug Co. All Wool Sweaters - 3.95 up Skirts - 3.95 to 5.95 In Wool Plaids and Solids. Slack <|tfts - 10.95 Ladies' Bags 1.95 up Wembley Ties 1.00 Billfolds - 98c to $5 Hickok Jewelry $1 up All Wool Mufflers 1.25 to 1.95 Hickok Belts $1 and 1.50 -2.95-4.95 The incidence of trench mouth, widespread in World War I. is now only 2.3 per 1,000 soldiers overseas. drive but most of all by giving him the competitive spirit. Collector's Notice I hove again been appointed Special Tax Collector for Hempstead County and will collect 1941 and 1942 Personal Taxes. See me at Monts $eed Store any Saturday 0. D. Middlebrooks Every man on your list—I'aihcr, brother, swcclhcart •— will lie IliiMuy over a gifl of longer-wear, ing I'liocnix socks. Size* from 91/-13. 49c «n4 65c Sport Shirts Long Sleeves. Hickok Suspenders $1 -1,50 Stetson and Stylepark Hats -$5 to 8.50 TALBOrS Outfit the Family 11 , •*. -/. '/ ru« Sat* * Life Will Y«* C*i ;* * > " , s ,< i ', '*'?' , / •• f Hope BTH YEAR: VOL. 45-^NO. 53 itdr *f Hop«, 1199; Pttta, IW7. Centelldotcd January 18, 1929. Star fH6 WfeAfH6R Arkansas: Fair this afternoon, toiight and Friday, 'hot quite so cold this afternoon and. tonight; Warmer Friday; lowest temperatures tonight 20 to 25 in west and 15 to 20 in east portion. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1943 (AP)—M«onj INEAV—M»orts Newspaper Em»rpris* Ass'n PRICE 5c GOPV Raid Costly to Allies _ rf Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Soldier Writes About Airport Editor The Star: I read your article in the December 7th aper, "Municipal Airport Needed NOW," and I want to tell DU it's really swell. . Most people don't think much of —©aviation's future, but most of the iettlement of fhreatening Rail tfrike Predicted fCleveland, Dec. 16 — (IP}— Rail- |fty and government officials ex- tressed belief today a nalipnwide "||ilroad strike scheduled in two eeks would fail to materialize, hilc a spokesman for one of the t|ye operating unions involved said jjjve know of no reason why a set- ;}ement cannot be worked out" at ^mediation meeting next Monday. |The meeting was called by the Rational Mediation Board after op- j|aling brotherhoods set Dec. 30 jjjjnd the three succeeding days for 1 "progressive strike" of 350,000 nionists seeking to enforce cle- [lands for wage increases. The ses- iion will be held in Chicago and lilj be attended by railroad of- Tfeials and brotherhood leaders. Announcing a proposed ' "strike Igainst inflation for the, privileged jew and deflation for the many," presidents of the brotherhoods said |7.7 per cent of their 1 members voted for the walkout.. ,'..'. 1 President H. F. Fraser'of , the Drder of Railway Conductors; John,--J. Pelley,,, president of the Association of ' American Rail- iroads; Joseph^ B. Eastman, direc- '' „of .the Offlc^.of Dfif ense,,Trans- fellows in this branch of service want to have learned, if there is no airport there so they can find work they will go elsewhere. I really think in the next 10 years that airplanes will replace cars, just as cars replaced horses and buggies. Working around planes as I have, Mr. Churchill Suffering From Pneumonia By ROGER GREENE London, Dec. 10 ..—(#)—Prime Min- inister Churchill, who marked his 69th birthday while attending the > continue the t™dc they, lh ^ t - conference, is ,n civ.han life, and I ?uffering „ ,, patoh of p neumo ' nin in the left lung," Deputy Prime Minister Clement Attlee told the hushed House of Commons today. Attlee indicated Churchill is now somewhere in the Middle East. A bulletin issued at No. 10 Downing St., Churchill's official residence, which gave the first intimation of I would naturally pull for aviation, and so will all the other fellows that have had any dealings with them; and as long as so much money is being spent foolishly some of it should be put to a good use. I can't think of^ any one thing that would do more for Hope than an airport—and if you ever need any of the guys from home that arc in the air corps to back you up just holler. Respectully yours JOHN ELLEN 38508162. Dec. 13, 1943 601 T.S.S. Bks 1833 Amarillo Base Amarillo, Texas. * * •* Those of us who were in the other war and recall'what happened when the boys were mustered out, know that aviation failed to live up to the peace-time advance that was expected of it as the result of the millions spent for its development during the war. I But the only visible products of aviation in World War No. 1 were pilots. It's a different story in World War No. 2 "in the first place, avia tion today-is not merely an auxil- {•.chairman of the Western Carriers IConfercnce Committee, were opti- ] mistic concerning the outcome of i; the mediation meeting. "We believe we have an absolutely just cause," said Fraser "and we know of no reason why a settlement cannot be worked out at Chicago." Pelley declared "the outcome remains to be seen, but I'm an optimist — I just can't see a nationwide railroad strike." Eastman aserted "I cannot and will not believe railroad workers will resort to a strike and stop transportation." Loomis, whose committee handles labor matters for all lines running from Chicago westward, said "I don't think there will be a strike." Presidents of the other brotherhoods voting to strike made no comment. They are A, F. whitney of the trainmen, D. B. Robertson of the firemen and enginemen, Alvanley Johnston of the locomotive engineers and T. C, Cashen of the switchmen. ., JThe action brought comment concerning the possibility of government seizure of the railroads in cV^nt of a strike as was the case when the nation's coal miners walked out recently. ; "Nobody in Congress wants a seizure of the railroads so far as I [know," said Rep. Robert Grosser CD-Ohio), father of much national railway legislation. "Fact is, I do iary,. armjOfiiW fighting..fcjrcse ~bu1 a whole de^arlmei'it to'itself. It is producing''not only pilots but mechanics and an entirely new technical science—and these men are numbered not by the thousands bui by the millions. Take our own Hcmpstead county; for instance. I have been writing that 3,000 local men are in service but a friend suggests the true fig ure is nearer 3,500. Whatever th actual figure, it is probably-safe to (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. ''gat, Cheese, Butter and Fats: , November 21 — First 'day for brown stamp L in Book 3. November 28 — First day for stamp M in Book 2. December 4 — Last for for brown stamps G, H, J and K in Book 3. December 5 — First day for brown stamp N in Book 3. December 12 — First day for brown stamp P in Book 3. December 19 — First day for brown stamp Q in Book 3. January 1—Last day for brown stamps L, M, N, P and Q in Book 3. say there are 1,000 men who ar getting high-priced training in avia tior.—and the bulk of it this time is in mechanics rather than pilots. This may mean that civilian flying will advance after World War No. 2, instead of failing as it did after World War No. 1. Everybody who cares anything about aviation wants to fly a plane himself. That's the sporting end of it—and because World War No. 1 produced little but pilots, private aviation after the war remained merely a sport. But the Army-training of hundreds of thousands of mechanics, and the perfection of the small light plane, means that private flying is on the verge of 'becoming, not a sport, but an industry. Men who svant to fly will have the means of maintaining their planes, with trained mechanics. And men qualified to work on planes will have a livelihood that will be the means of enabling them to fly also. Necessary to all this is the establishment of an airport in every sizeable town in America—the airport being to aviation what today's all-weather highway is to the automobile, at a microscopic fraction of the cost But our town has no airport. And one Army boy has just told you what is going to happen when the 3,500 come home. A lot of them won't stay. -- —-•«•>••.«•-• — Mrs. Gun ter Slightly Injured in Wreck Mrs. Warren Gunler suffered slight injuries and shock here early today when the automobile she was driving collided with another driven by Richard Lee Walker, negro, at Sixth and Walnut streets. Both the prime minister's illness, said: "His general condition is as satisfactory as can be expected." . It is the second attack of penu- monia suffered by Churchill in less than a year. Churchill fell ill with a cold last January just after his Casablanca conference with President Roosevelt, and Feb. 19 it was announced lie was confined to bed with acute catarrh of the upper respiratory jassages. A later bulletin disclosed pneumonia had developed. The prime minister was reported suffering from a heavy cold with temperature of more than 10 vhcn he sailed from Britain to at- .cnd the historic conferences with President Roosevelt, Pi'emier Stal- n, Marshal Chiang Kai-Shek and President Inonu of Turkey. On his arrival in Cairo, the cold jccamc worse and the prime min- ster had lost his voice, but insisted on continuing his arduous labors. Only two days ago, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told Commons he had, left Churchill "in the sphere where he now. is" in good health though perhaps a little tired. Eden also;,,qpmmented. he had never seen .even' the'-hard-working Churchill exert himself so iridefa- tigably day and nlght.as aat the Teheran and Cairo conferences where lie helped lay the plans for a climatic assault on Germany and Japan. The last of these conferences was with Inonu Dec. 4, 5 and 6. In today's announcment, Attlee told the Commons, "the house will be sorry to learn of the prime minister's indisposition. I am sure it Owners Explain Dog Had 'War Nerves' : Hillsboro, 111., Dec. 16 —UP —Here is the latest of those ; blame-it-on-thc-war stories. Four Hillsboro hunters look their hound with them for a little coon hunt. They searched for several hours, but found no -,, coons. About to - give up the boring quest, they got plenty of action. Their dog suddenly turned on them and chased them up a tree. He kept them there until dawn when he wandered away. The four hunters had an explanation for the dogs unpredictability. "War nerves," they said. Sub-Freezing Temperatures Again Tonight Little Rock, Dec. 16 —(#•)freezing temperatures Were Gallant Russians i Regain Offensive in Kiev Battle Suba r gain predicted by the weather bureau for Arkansas tonight. Temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees above zero were forecast for the western zero were forecast for the western portion, and 15 to 20 degrees for the east. Readings this morning included Littte Rock, 14 degrees; Fort Smith, 16; Texarkana, 17; Brinkley, 10, Hot Springs 11 and Pine Bluff, 14. . Brinklcy and Batcsvillc reported 10 degrees as last night's minimum; Monliccllo, 14. Fayetteville and Bcntonville readings hovered around zero. Little Rock's 14-degree reading last night was 11 below last December's minimum of 25 degrees and only 9 degrees above the lowest on record for Decembr, 5 d- gres recorded in 1889. Wholesale plum b i n g supply houses here estimated that pipe Stocks would survive, repair demands of the cold wave, but that fixture supplies are limited. will be the desire of all of us that we should send best wishes to him for a complete speedy recovery." Attlee said highly qualified specialists were in constant attendance on Churchill and added: "The House will observe the bulletin is signed not only by Lord Moran but also by Brigadier Bedford and Lt. Col. Pulvertaft who are consultant physician and director of pathology, respectively, to the Middle East forces, "I can assure the House that every modern facility is available on the spot." Lord Moranwn the prime minis- er's personal physician, accompanied Churchill to the Cairo and Teheran conferences and on his irevious flights to Washington, Vloscow and the Middle East. He is ^resident of the royal college of physicians, vehicles ably. were damaged consider- paragcs reported radiator stock as, sufficient but that the antifreeze solution situation is unpredictable. Last week stocks were released to stations and garages. The Arkansas and Louisiana Gas Cpjhip'any reported only a few frozen meters. The Arkansas Power and Light Company power house was again cut off the gas corri- 'i'^ny, lines and switched to auxili- ' ij'i^i'el to keep gas pressure high, laials said. Ill; '- ^ __ Site oT 1944 Stock Show to Be Picked Little Rock, Dec. 16 — (/P) —Arkansas Livestock Show directors were to meet here at noon today to discuss selection of a site for the 1944 show. Because Col. T. H. Barton, El Dorado, Association president, is out of the state, Secretary Clyde By HENRY C. CASSIDY ! Moscow, Dec. 16 —(/P) —Gen. Nikolai Vatutin's First Ukrainian army has gone over to the offensive the second time this w^ek in Ihe battle of the Kiev bulge and in a series of swift counterattacks has driven the Germans from several strongpoinls along the Teterev river salient, 55 miles west of the Ukrainian capital. Marshall Fritz Von Mannstein's powerful armored divisions were unable to withstand the concentrated' artillery fire from the Russian positions, field dispatches said. Red Army guns, aided by Storm- ovik hpmbers, knocked out at least 48 'German tanks and 97 armored cars in yesterday's fighting, a Russian communique announced. In one sector the Nazis attacked again and again with more than 100 tanks end at least 4,000 men, but they wilted each time in the face of the accurate Soviet gunfire. While the outcome .of the tense, see-saw tank and gun battle still was undecided, the fact Vatutin's line had held firm against the enemy's sustained frontal assaults suggested the Germans had shot their bolt, at least for the time being, in their drive to recapture Kiev. South of the Ukrainian capital. Red Army forces under Gen. Ivan S. Konev were reported rapidly expanding their positions west of the Dnieper river following the joining of the Kremenchug and Cherkasy bridgeheads yesterday. That operation gave the Russian complete, control of the west bank for a 65-mile stretch between the;, two cities, and Konev was qitook to -exploit his victory. ;His troops stormed into the railway town of Byelozere, five miles northeast of Smela, placing that important rail junction within easy ar tillery range of Soviet guns. (Actually the Russians are now in control of a 250-mile stretch along the Dnieper's west bank, from Cherkasy south to Nikopol. The Germans hold only stretche Post War Discussions Are Now Underway Little Rock, Dec. 16 —(/P)—Railway representatives met with state and federal officials here today to plan for post-war removal of dangerous 'grade crossings. Recommendation of an agency to ' supervise the elimination work was • one of the matters to come .before the group. Highway Direct;or W. W. Mitchell said legislation was -pending in congress to provide federal aid for the work. 17 Vessels Are Sunk in Aerial •'. • .• ' v » Attack on Bari E. Byrd said would not be meeting. a definite made at decision today's The Portuguese discovered Java early in the 16th century. Two Streamlined Passenger Trains Crash Killing 50 to 75, Injuring Scores November 1 — First day for sugar stamp No. 29 in Ratipn Book 4. Gpod for five pounds. Gasoline: November 21—Last day for No. 8 coupons in A Ration Book, good fpr three gallons. B and C coupons are good for two gallons each. AUTO CRASH FATAL Paragould, Dec. 16 —(/P)—An au tomobile collision south of Walnul Ridge yesterday resulted in the death of Elmer Cole. 54, Paragould hotel operator, and serious injury of his son, Jimmy, 31, service sta tion manager. Cole is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. DECORATIONS CURTAILED Little Rock, Dec. 16 —(/P)—A few painted lights around the base of Ihe capitol dome will be the only exterior decorations at the statehouse this Christmas. Secretary of State C. G. Hall said a War Production Board request to conserve essential mu- terials forced him to omit the usual holiday Lumbcrton, N. C., Dec. 16 — (/P)—O Two streamlined passenger trains on the New York-Florida run were wrecked near here early today and estimated of the dead ranged from at least 50 to 75. Scores were taken to hospitals with injuries. The two fast Atlantic coast line trains, loaded with pre - holiday travelers, many of them homeward bound service men, piled up in a double wreck at Buie, a village in southeastern North Carolina shortly after 1 a.m. (EWT). The coast line office at Rocky Mount said it was informed 75 passengers aboard one train were killed and one person aboard the other fatally injured. Dr. W. S. Fleming of a Fayetteville hospital, who arrived at the scene at 3 a.m. and administered first aid for more than five hours, said "at least 50 persons were killed." C. G. Sibley of Wilmington, a vice president of the line, said he believed the wreck was caused by a broken rail. The stramliner "Tamiami West Coast Champion," No. 91, south! bound from New York to Tampla, Fla., was partially derailed about 1 a. m. (E.W.T.) A few minutes later the "Tami ami East Coast Champion," No. 8, bound from Miami to New York, plowed through the wreckage which hhd spilled over on the parallel double track line. Meaguer reports were made to the Luberton newspaper, Th Rob- date will be niade by bandmaster soni.an, by witnesses wh,o talked, T-^^as Laviu. o survivors. The highways to the scene were sheathed in snow and ice and one Atlantic coast line station said lines of communication were down. First reports said the three last coaches on the southbound train were derailed, precipitating the accident, Passengers in the front coaches said they did not even *now there had been an accident until the northbound train crashed Into the derailed cars. The Atlantic coast line office at Rocky. Mount, 100 miles from Buic, reported it was informed about 75 persons were killed on one train and one person on the other. ACL general headquarters in Wilmington said nine cars of the northbound train were derailed. All the cars on both trains were of all- steel construction, the offcie said. Dr. S. W. Fleming of Highsmith Hospital, Fayetteville, who arrived at the scene at 3 a. m. and administered first aid for five hours said he believed there were "at least 50 dead." from the mouth of the river to Nikopol, from Cherkasy to south of Kiev and in White Russia from Vitebsk to Zhlobin.) Konev also tightened his grip around Korovograd, southwest o: Krennenchug, where 1,400 German were reported killed and 46 tanks wrecked in fierce fighting. Sixteen smaller towns and villages fell to advancing Red army troops in th Kremenchug-Cherkasy sector, th Soviet war bulletin said. (Berlin broadcasts said the Russians had launched two new offensives in the far north. South of Nevel, where the Red army was within 60 miles of the Latvian border, a drive by 60,000 troops and three tank brigades breached the German lines in several places, Berlin said. (The second drive was aimed at Zhlobin, southern White Russia, the Germans asserted, with the Russians sending 100,000 infantrymen and two tank brigades against that rail hub northwest of Gomel. Berlin said the attacks were held. Moscow made no mention of activity in these sectors. Record Temperature of 12 Degrees Here Already gripped in the clutches of cold winds which pushed the temperature down to 22 degrees Tuesday night, the mercury went even lower last night to a season's record of 12 degrees, the Experiment Station announced today. Maximum temperature for the 24- hour period was 31 degrees. Snow flurries were reported in several sections of Arkansas. Weather bureau forecasters indicated this afternoon and tomorrow would be slightly warmer. 1931 GOLD COINAGE Twenty - two million dollars' worth of 520 gold pieces were coined at the United States Mint during November, 1931. Total coinage for that month was 1,650,- t .O pieces, valued at $22,055,000. Key Phase of Browning Trial to High Court ' Little Rock, Dec. 16 —(/P)—The prosecution in the murder tr\al of 18 year old William V. Browning, charged with : slaying his mother, lost in the supreme court today in an effort to force Circuit Judge Gus Fulk to accept a purported confession as evidence. The tribunal, in an unprecedented legal procedure, rcfusd to act on an appeal by Prosecutor Sam Robinson from Judge Fulk's ruling here yesterday that the alleged confession was not admissi- le. The circuit court had held the onfession could not be accepted jecause at the time police claim it vas made Young Browning, a member of a socially prominent .little Rock family, had not been 'ormally charged with murder. , The high court rejected the ap- jeal on the ground that to act ipon it before conclusion of the rial would be premature. The decision cleared the way for resumption of the trial at 1:30 p.m. today. Browning is charged with killing lis mother, Mrs. Julia Koers Browning, 56, last September 30. Police said he admitted that he •Struck Mrs. Browning on r th_e,'he,ad in a. fit of anger at their home "because she knocked a hole in nis model airplane." Later the youth said he had been "tricked" into making statements. Judge Fulk's ruling that a confession could be introduced if obtained before a defendant had been docketed for the crime with which he was charged, set a precedent in Arkansas legal procedure. —Europe ' By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Washington, Dec. 16 —{/P)-— Seventeen United Nations .merchant 1 ships, including five American vessels, were sunk by German bombers in the Allied port of Bari, Italy, Dec. 2. Approximately 1,000 persons, among them 37 American naval men, were -killed or. injured. Secretary of War Stimson disclosed casualty details.and the loss' of American ships at a press conference today after, other sources of unquestionable authority had put the total number of vessels lost at 17, approximately 50 percent of-the total amount of shipping in Bari harbor at the time. : In official quarters here- there was no disposition to deny the blow was serious, reducing British army supplies for two or, three days — and. in some respects the worst defeat inside a protected harbor since the Japanese raided Pearl Harbor to start the war two years ago. "Fortunately, most of the cargo had-been discharged prior to the attack, and the loss of supplies was not great," Stimson said. About 30 German bombers participated in the raid. Stimson said much of the damage resulted when two ammunition ships were hit and exploded, spreading fires and destruction over the harbor. Stimson's report of the attack came during .the course of his weekly review of the war. "While we have definite air su- priority in Southern Italy and';in most of .the .Mediterranean," ,,.; the war, secretary said, "trie .Germans have' appreciably' air''"strength: in 'this '-area; ; iSharp fighter resistance has been encountered at' times, .and some heavy bomber attacks have'been made on Allied ports and shipping." ' . : ... Stimson told questioners the War Allied Planes Hit Both Sides of " Brenner Pass By EDWARD KENNEDY '"^ Allied Headquarters, Algiers, r *>' Dec. 16 — (fi>) — American heavy*'£ bombers, striking with as great *4*y orce as on Tuesday when 30 Fly- '-•' ng Fortresses and Liberators >lasted airfields in the Athens area,' * hit telling blows at enemy com-, , munications on both sides of••-•;the^ Brenner Pass yesterday. '' The new sledgehammer blows ' were directed at rail facilities at , Innsbruck in Austria and at Bolzano and the Trento regions . in' northern Italy and, although the fleet of bombers and escorting [ighters approximately matched, the armada which raided the Ac- ( gean area, Allied headquarters, said every one of the planes returned safey. ' These attacks, described as high-, ly concentrated and successful, were made on the main supply line from Germany into Italy as *• the British Eighth , army; pushed ahead slowly, in an advance along the Adriatic 'coast toward! Pescara.^ and the Fifth Army captured a,n *£ important hill in the CasteUSan^ Vincenzo areas-di^; mHtes" 'spjith* 1 Alfedena. f * -« The Eighth Army cut the road r , between Ortona and Orsogna ( t-jin" 1 three places and captured the'vil- lage of Berrati, three miles from Little Rock, Dec. 16 —(/P)—Phases of the Browning murder trial, complicated by unusual legal maneuvers, went forward in two separate courts today. Regular proceedings were resumed in Pulaski (Little Rock) Circuit court while arguments on an important phase of the case were heard by the Arkansas Su- areme court at about the same time. The arguments : had to do with admissibility of a purported con(Continued on Page Two) Tonight's Band Show Called Off Because of the illness of several band students, the band concert announced for Thursday night at Saenger theatre has been postponed. Announcement of a later 7 CHOPPING I PAYS UEFT J TO LOOK INTO TVlE T . , CHRIST.WVS TR££ f \-< ..SITUATION-- / -^ King Listed As Obstacle to Italy's Rebirth Naples, Dec. 14 — (Delayed — (/P) — The Italian Committee of National Liberation, representing the six major non-Fascist political parties, issued a statement "today describing King Vittorio Emaneule as "one of (he gravest obstacles to the rebirth of the nation." At the same time Bendetto Croce, venerable Italian politician and philosopher, declared unequivocally the king's abdication is a prerequisite to reconstruction of a united Italy. Croce's assertion was made to reply to a recent barrage of editorials in monarchist periodicals and pamphlets attacking him, the pre-Fascist Foreign Minister Count Harlo Sforza and other elements who have been urging the king's abdication. In another statement, published in Naples' only newspaper and broadcast by the Naples radio Croce raised the possibility of a formal trial of the king, adding tha he hoped legal proceedings would never be brought against the sov ereign for, he said, the results could only be complete condemna tion of the monarch. The king should voluntarily abdi cate, he continued, not only fo his own sake but for the sake o the monarchy, itself. Croce's statement was the sec ond recent intimation that actua court proceedings against Vittori Emamnuele were within the rang of possibility. A Naples newspaper editor recently wrote, "the king's crimes against the Italian people are greater than those that have caused others in Europe to lose their heads," Department did hot know the full number of Americans included in the estimated total of 1,000 casualties; ahd did not know whether the two ammunition ships were among the five American vessels reported destroyed. Stimson said the Bari bombing had been announced by General Eisenhower December 4. The com- munique issued that day at Allied headquarters, Algiers, said . in part: "On the evening of December 2, enemy aircraft attacked the Bari area and damage was done. There were a number of casualties." The wave of German bombers came over the Bari area just at dawn, flying low and fast. They caught the city's defenses entirely by surprise, as frequently happens in an air attack made at dangerously low levels. The raiders were not interested in port installations as much as in the ships in harbor. .A convoy apparently had arrived only a day or o before and the work of unload- ng ships had been going forward t top speed, Thus, some of the esscls lost were completely mpty, others had discharged por- lons of their cargoes. In all, there were about 30 bit merchant ships in harbor, possibly few more or a few less. The attack lasted only a few ninutes. When it was over, harbor hipping was a shambles and 17 merchant vessels Jay useless on he bottom of Bari harbor. The raid, so far as could be es- ablished here, did not have any extremely disruptive effect on Al- ied strategy in Italy. The Eighth Army suffered badly Ortona, The raid on Innsbruck was made by'Flying Fortresses of the 15th U, S. airforce and was the first -> blow delivered on the Austrian Tyrol. .High -explosives were laid across the railway yards and terminal. Innsbruck is the junction point where the rail line extending southward through' the Brenner Pass leaves the • main east - west line which links the industrial areas of southern Germany and Austria, South of the, pass fortresses bombed the rail yards at Bolzano and liberators struck at the viaduct over the Avisio river near Trento. The big bombers were escorted by Lightnings. They encountered only slight flak over Innsbruck, which is 55 miles.south of Munich. and small resistance at the Avisio viaduct, but ran into heavier fire at Bolzano. Other Allied planes made new forays into the Balkans. American Warhawks strafed the landing field near Zara on the Dalmatian coast, destroying seven>aircraft on the ground, and American Mitchells riddled an airfield at Mostar with bombs. RAF Spitfires carrying bombs scored six hits on oil tanks on the Gulf of Kotor, southeast of Dubrovnik, and also hit a troop encampment on Saseno, an island off Valone on the Albanian coast. The Eighth Army's gams The crossfire of accusations ancj counter-accusations brought the political fever in Italy to its highest pitch at any time since live cam- against the king began. n supplies for two or three days but rapidly recouped its supply position. The more significant effect was in the loss of shipping and the harbor clearance work made necessary at Bari. The assault was carried out with obviously fine planning and brilliant execution. In some respects it was like the attacks made by American army and navy ail- forces on Japanese "sitting ducks" in the harbor at Rabaul, enemy base in the Southwest Pacific. American planes there went in under* conditions of surprise, caught defenses off balance, and caused extremely heavy damage. One of the main difficulties with the defenses at Bari appears to have been that they were weak in lighter planes. The British air forces, in immediate charge in that area, ordinarily follow the practice of concentrating on strategic bombing and tactical support of front line positions. Bari defenses thus depended principally on anti-aircraft equipment which is npt considered by military tacticians to be a primary so much as a last ditch defensive measure. despite bad weather, were assisted by tanks, which knocked out four enemy tanks. Canadian and Indian troops succeeded in crossing the bitterly-contested highway from Orsogna to Ortona in three places and forcing the Germans into the hills, wheae they were being subjected to almost constant shelling. The port of Ortona was blazing, apparently from fires set by the Germans preparatory to abandoning the city. The capture of the village of Ber- rati, three miles south of the port, was preceded by a raid by Canadian units, who took 160 prisoners. Indian troops captured 65 prisoners and advaices from the front said a total of almost 2,000 prispn- ers were taken by Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's troops since the Sangro river battle began Nov. 17. Valuable information was obtained. The Fifth Army's fighting consisted mainly of sharp skirmishes There are Cljumpluin. 50 islands in Lake over rough ground in which some limited gains were made. (The German communique saicl fighting was going on for a height north of Mignano which once had been lost by the Germans.) The Germans were reported digging themselves in deeply on tlii? west side of the Ganghano river along a stretch of five miles beginning at a point about eight miles from the coast. Italian troops again were in action with the Fifth Arm> and captured live prisoners.

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