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"**•"!:* ;\ ' s *, ' y , I *.' It t H 0 f» t S T A ft, H 0 P fe, ARKANSAS C} * Thursday, December U, 1$4§ Thursday, December 16, 1943 HOP! STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Nje Thrtt ves Allied European Invasion Is Getting Close ~" Social and P er*ona I Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Phone 768 Between 8 a. m, «nd 4 p, m. i : Jt of the News by Mackenzie Editoriol Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Coble. By DeWlTT Associated Press War Analyst The Original Is Tougher ! 'Ss habitual prophets and soothsayers are rushing to guess the date of the Allied invasion of West- '''em Europe, a f-act which in itself •* has some significance because, •{* $*iSt as the appearance of the swallow promises summer-, so does the advent of the ^forecasters indicate that an event is certain and fairly inclose «£, , Of course, predicting the date of , these operations is just shootmg an arrow into the air on hope that it ' may by some stretch of luck hit f , the target. However, without going ou^tSide the facts we know that the , ,grand east-southwest offensive Isn't ^iar off The Allied high command j has indicated that much. Whether the Allies will be Bble to stage the cross-channel invasion ; j8S soon as they would like is a mat- 'ter of anxious speculation In this connection. Lt Gen Lesley McNair, commanding general of the- army ground forces, declared in an mtetvtew in San Francisco last at that "the war is not going renough. 1 ' He said the enemy is , 11 plenty tough," and added- 'Bombing is givjng tremendous destruction to Germany, but it only ^rajves to weaken her. The final de- "fesioh in this war will come on the ground. We have to have ground force invasion." we must note that invasion jland forces must be preceded '• an ironing out of enemy terri- byi intensive bombing, and we getting ahead with that now Hiable quarters in Washington es- late that ab,out sixty per cent of lany's primary industrial tar- have been destroyed by the iiencan and British bombing, total prime targets are set a but ninety. fhat's a mighty interesting pic- Jre. Fourteen months ago I abled to this column from London at there were fewer than 200 tar- and told which the Allies need Sjtroy m s France and Germany in ptaier to render Hitler so riearty Important that the Allies could roll iir army over him without un_ casualties Actually the experts figured that the destruction of gut sixty prime targets would gn the road for invasion, he difficulty that time was that Americans and British didn't the bombers for the job. It's ;y in recent months that the two forces have acquired sufficient jriyer so that they really could get gwith the job. Once the prime gets have been destroyed, the ^d should be open for invasion. n interesting development is tie. unheralded appearance of Lt. George S, Patton, Jr., m the die East, where he has been ang about and visiting with the iish commander, General Sir ?ehry Maitland. Patton has distin- ;l|hed himself as & leader of in- 'gion forces on tough jobs, and it 3d be that he's being assigned "some operation in the . Balkan rth^gter. That's speculation, however "Ife's probable that the Allies will Jpilte some move to counter Hit- fierce drive, especially the _ onslaught in Yugoslavia jfgjlinst the valiant Marshal Jos (Tito) and his do-or-die guer- BS, Patoon would fit such a sit- ion like a glove. [•he latest indication of Allied ^termination to smash Hitler in Balkans is the terrific bomb' which the American 15th Air administered Tuesday to egic Nazi air bases near Ath- Tbts was the heaviest air bom- ent the Balkans have suf. boking northward to the Hus- battle field,. Moscow gives us fesh promiserof action to support •; establishment of the second nt in France. In Tuesday's col .1 said the trend of the fighting jfipated that Marshal Stalin was gjng to maneuver his armies into gition for a great winter offen- B. Yesterday a broadcast from Russian capital to the Red irces declared that "this winter see a Soviet offensive on a ger scale than r ever before. It is ife. best time for outflanking move. fi£pt surprise raids, encirclement ^4 annihilation of the enemy. fi«cause it muscled its xvay through so many tough situations during fighting in North Africa and Italy, Pvt. Robert Coba, Pittsburg. Kan., named his jeep "Bull of the Woods" after .his favorite newspaper comic character, J R. Williams' famous machine shop foreman, shown in inset. \ 90NDS OVCX , Nearly > 100 years ago Dutch immigrants settled on a thousand acres of government land in Michigan and called it Holland. Customs and activities of the old country are maintained to this day, especially in the tulip industry. Tulpen Feest" Keep OB Bockteg the Attack With War Bonds Hoping to bring the tulip industry to Germany the Nazi robben have been transporting Holland's finest tulip stock and even the Dutch earth into their own country. Market Report ST I nilic i iwETo-f^^iJ © ' •— : ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCKS' National Stockyaras, 111 , Dec If) —(£>)— (WFA) hogs, 12,500; opened steady, on 180 Ibs up but slow: good and choice .20-270 Ibs 13 70180-190 Ibs 13.00-13.35; under 'l70 Ibs steady to 10 higher; good and choice 140-160 Ibs largely 11.2512.35; sows steady to 10 lower' mostly 12.15. Cattle, 2,500; calves, 800; generally steady medium and good steers 12.00-14.25; medium and good mixed yearlings and heifers 10.50-13.00; good beef cows 11.0011.50; common and medium 9.0010.75; medium and good sausage and beef bulls 9.25-11.25; nominal range slaughter steers 9.75-16.00 slaughter heifers 9.00-15.50, stocker and feeder steers 8.0-13.25. Sheep, 2,000; opening steady with Wednesday on good and choice lambs at 14.50-15.00. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, Dec. 16 —WV-Poultry, live, firm; one car; 18 trucks; colored, broilers, fryers, springs 27 leghorn chickens 21 1-2; ducks 24 1-2. NEW ORLEANS COTTON New Orleans, Dec. 16 — (ff>) — Cotton futures declined here today under hedge selling and long realizing. The December position expired at noon without any trading. The market closed barely steady 15 to 30 cents a. bale lower: Mch high 19.85 — low 19.71 — close 19.74 off 4 May high 19.68 — low 19.53 — close 19.55 off 6 Jly high 19.47 — low 19.33 — close 18.34-35 off 6 'Oct high 19.12 — low 18.98 — close 19.00 off 3 Spot cotton closed quiet 25 cents a bale lower. Sales 1,578. Low middling 15.89, middling 19.54, good middling 19.99, receipts 1,970, stock 222,863. QRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, Dec. 16 — (#) — With commercial interests almost entirely out of the marketly, wheat prices slumped today. Activity was restricted, but losses ran to about a cent at one time. Rye declined on selling by eastern commission houses and oats and barley were weak. A move by' the Senate banking Committee to postpone a showdown on the subsidy battle for 60 'days had little influence on prices. Imports of grain from Canada from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9 totaled 7,823,527 bushels of wheat, 1,445,297 bushels of oats and 547,594 bushels of barley. At the close wheat was 3-8—1 1-8 lower, May $1.66 1-2, oats were unchanged to 7-8 down, May 79 1-2— 3-8. rye was down 5-8— 1 5-8, May $1.23 3-4—78, and barley was off 1 1-4—1 1-2, May $1.21 12. Wheat, sample grade hard winter 1.69; corn, No. 5 yellow 1.08 1-4 —1.09 1-4; sample grade yellow 75 —1.02 1-4. oats, No. 2 white 83 1-4; sample grade white 80 1-4; barley, malting 1.25—1.45 nom.; feed 1.18 —1.25 nom. field seed per 10 weight, timothy 5.75-6.0 nom., red top 14.00-15.00 nom.; red clover 31.50 nom Soldier Vote to Be Placed Before People By JACK BELL Washington, Dec. 16 —(/FV- Administration supporters declared today they will take the service men's vote issue to the people in next year's political campaigns unless Congress passes some kind of law to facilitate the balloting. Senator Lucas (D-IU), disclosing he is drafting compromise legislation designed to let the states determine finally whether to count absentee ballots marked by uniformed personnel, said its rejection by Congress would be the signal for an appeal direct to the voters. "This is going to be one of the biggest issues of the 1944 campaign," Lucas told a reporter. "If the soldiers don't get the right to vote under a system that will work, I'm certainly going to tell the people of Illinois why their sons and brothers have been denied the right." Other administration supporters, he said, have expressed the same intention. Lucas charged in the Senate yesterday that Republicans who joined with Southern Democrats in forcing passage of a substitute "states' rights" bill did not want service men to vote. He made this charge after Senator Moore (R-Okla), had delivered a scathing attack on the New Deal and had declared a servicemen's vote bill sponsored by Lucas and Senator Green (D-RI) was unconstitutional. Moore said everybody . wanted the soldiers to vote but he for one did not want the administration in control of the vote-collecting (machinery. He contended that President Roosevelt, as a possible fourth term candidate, would have the final decision on operation of the machinery. Moor, a life-long Democrat until he was elected to the Senate last year as a Republican, invited Dem ocratic opponents of the Green- Lucas bill to join in an alliance to fight the fourth term. The Southern Democrats opposed the. measure on the ground that it would provide for federal instead of state supervision of service men's balloting, but Lucas said he was willing to compromise on that point and would have a modified version of his bill offered in the House. He indicated this compromise would call for circulation among service men of a uniform ballot for presidential and congressional offices under supervision of the army and navy. The army and navy would collect the ballots and turn them over to the states. "From there on," Lucas said, "it would be 'UD to the states to decide whether the soldier who had voted was qualified under the state law to cast a ballot and the precinct officials could accept or reject the vote as they saw fit." Happy Ex-Warrior After service on Crimean and Italian fronts, life in an Allied prison camp apparently looks good to this German 'soldier, captured by New Zealanders at Sangro river in.Italy. (British Army photo.) Settlement of (Continued T rom Page One) not think the rail employes want u ,' The brotherhoods in an action beginning last January sought a 30 per cent pay increase. The strike vote was taken after an emergency board allowed increases for four cents an hour under the "little steel" formula which limits raises to 15 per cent above the Jan 1, 1941. level. Fifteen non-operating unions also have taken a strike ballot but are withholding announcement of results pending final congressional action on a resolution which would give them a raise of eight cents an hour. Stabilization director .Vinson vetoed a raise of this arrioung after it ;was recommended last May oy an emergency board. The brotherhood chieftains, announcing plans called fco- a strike of workers on one-fourth of the nation's railroads at G a.m. Dec. 30 and strikes on other selected groups of railroads nt the same time oh succeeding days, diild they were horoughly aware ot a walkout's immediate effects. In the long run," they added in a joint statement, such action "will rebound to the military suc- success of the war and the present and postwar welfare of the common people of this nation." Railroad workers "do not believe that swollen railroad earnings, larcenous profiteering, soaring prices and depressed real wages are necessities to the war effort," the statement continud. "They inhere in the nature of things only when Congress passes bad laws and administrators interpret good ones wrongly and execute them badly. All the frantic and cheap appeals to patriotism issued by the Office of War Mobilization and War Stabilization cannot obscure this issue. "It is a matter of official record that the basic wage rates of all but substandard wage earners have been fractionally frozen for more than a year. It is a further fact that prices have continued upward. "This state of affairs cannot be permitted to go unchallenged. If labor does not challenge it a complete demoralization of the home front will result. "The members of these five rai,l- road operating brotherhoods are now issuing the challenge with firm resolve. We share with all patriotic citizens the view that a strike is to be deplored. But we assert that the underlying causes which move hundreds of thousands of loyal citizens to vote a strike are also to be deplored." This marked the third time in history the operating brotherhoods have set a joint nationwide walkout date. A walkout scheduled two days before Pearl Harbor was averted by mediation. Congressional approval of the Adamson law providing an eight-hour day with time and a half for overtime brought cancellation of a strike scheduled in 1916. The historic Pullman strike of 1894 was the last general railroad walkout. Several shop crafts struck in 1922. W. Binum Brook* Dies in In .New York after a tour of Pacific combat areas, Comdr. S. I. Mittler, Civil Engineer Corps, USN, head of the Seabces, is pictured as he described con- kstruetion miracles wrought by ' the Navy's fighting workers in jungles and under fire. W. Binum Brooks, 02, format Hope mnn, died suddenly Wcdnes* dny at his home in Stanlon, Texas i Suivlvots Include his wife, tht former Phoebie Sounders, -of Hope, four sons and two daughters, Funeral services were held, nt Slnnton today. Flashes of Life By The -Associated Press The Old Shell Game Waterbury, Conn. — A mnn rqrji ported to police that 25 of his chickens had vanished from their coop but within five minutes he cancelled the leport. It seems there are two coops nntl during a wind storm tho doors of both were blown open permitting! 1 the chickens to walk out. They were found in the other coop, the door of which had been blown shut again. Social Calendar Thursday, December 16th Hope chapter, 328, Order of the 'Eastern Star, the Masonic hall, , 7i30 p. in, The election of officers | will lake place at this meeting. •'.';;; J .iyrr. and Mrs. Lyle Brown will host the Thursday evening contract club at their home, 7:30 o'clock. .Mrs. Herbert Burns will be host*~joss at an evening bridge party at ~" Ifcr "Home, 7:30 o'clock, Key Phase of (Continued From rage One) MARSHMALLOWS FOR MICE Memphis, Tenn.' — W— Add mousetraps: Miss Elizabeth Bigger gave her cocker spaniel a marsh- mellow to play with, but he soon discarded it. The next morning, she found a mouse — caught in the moist, sticky.marshmallow on the kitchen floor. Porker Cagers Down Kansas Team 42-37 Fuyetteville, Dec. 16 —(fl 1 )—Louis (Deno) Nichols, former all-round athlete at Ouachita college who recently transferred to the University of Arkansas, appears to have won himself a place on the Razor- bnck basketball team. His 11 points last night contributed mightily to the Porkers' 4237 triumph over the strong Pittsburg, Kan., State Teachers College Gorillas. Nichols, a forward, was runner- up to Arkansas Guard Ben Jones for high point honors. Jones counted 17 points, 14 of them in the second half. The Gorillas led at the half-way mark, 21-19. The Home Front (| Thomasville, Ga. — The squirrels in Thomnsville were about ,lo drive the people nuts, so the police department formed a. "squirrel squad" to eradicate the invaders of numcious. homes They've killed as many as 10 01 12 on one calf Appreciation New York —Regional OPA Administrator Daniel P. Woollcy received his fust Chiistmas card of the season *• In addition to holiday greetings, it thanked him for trying to protect the public from the black market. It was signed "the woman with the worn purse." (|" Sorry, But— Spokane, Wash. — Children at Irving school arc enjoying influenza — literally. It kept the school's four janitora from work. " The youngsters are vacationing while the janitors recover. MC GEHEE SEXTON DIES McGehee, Dec. 10 — (/Pi— T, A. Snow, 70, Sexton at the McGehee cemetery, died in a hospital yesterday of injuries suffered in an automobile collission near here. Seven others were hurt slightly. CKIM ERUPTIONS, tfllll 1 («itin»»ll» omxl) ** RELIEVE ITCHING PROMOTE HEALING Easo soreneaa—biirnjng with antiseptic Black »ml White Ointment. Use only as directed. Cleanse with Black and White Skin Soup. BUCK and WWTE«NTMEN| fession by the defendant, William V. Browning, 18, member of a socially prominent Little Rock family. Browning is charged with killing his mother, Mrs. Julia Koers Browning, 56, last September 30. Police claimed the youth told them in the contested confession that he struck his mother on the head in a fit of anger "because she knocked a hole in his model airplane." He later repudiated the confession, saying he was "tricked" into making the statements. Presiding Judge Gus Fulk, in a ruling in chambers, held the confession inadmissible as evidence sweet clover 10.50 nom. I yesterday. His judgment, which set -«•• * I a precedent in Arkansas criminal NEW YORK COTTON | procedure, was that a confession cannot be considered in veidence if New steady York, Dec. undertone 16 — UP) — A accompanied Change' n Time A change in tchedMte ot certain Frisco trains will be Wfldie effective Dec. 24, 1943. For detailed information irmyiff ff the Ticket Agent. light dealings in cotton today. An ticipation of prolonged uncertainty in the administration-congressional controversy over the subsidy issue, indicated by the Senate Banking Committee recommendation for a sixty day postponment, restrained market participation. Late afternoon values were 10 to 15 cents a bale higher, Mch 19.65, May 19.44 and Jly 19.24. Futures closed 25 to 30 cents a bale lower Dec high 19.67 — low 19.55 — close 19.60 Mch high 19.68 — low 19.56 — close 19.57 off 6 / May high 19.48 — low 19.37 — close 18.37 off 5 Jly high 19.28 — low 19.15 — close 19.15 off 6 Oct (new) high 19.09 — low 18.93 — close 18.96 off 6 December contract expired at noon. Middling spot 20.44N off 4. N-nominal. v^k. U GG Tl ON S PET MILK SMOe OATS Mother's 29c SANDWICH SPREAD 30c MUSTARD £• IQc 75c PRINCE ALBERT Xmas Pk 9 . CURED HAMS 12 to 20 Lb. Average SLICED BACON Rindless, Good Grade BRICK CHILI NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Bee. 16 - -WP)— Industrial specialties, topped by liquors and soft drinks, led another selective upturn in today's stock market while rails and many leadeds shifted to the losing ranks. Trends, cloudy from the start, stiffened in the final hour but prices were well mixed near the close. Dealings expanded aow aad, then, and transfers for the lull session were around 70,000 shares. It has been estimated that there are still about 5,000,000 slaves ta the world, excluding those invaded peoples enslavsd by Nazi many, obtained before a defendant has been docketed for a specifid crime. When Judge Fulk refused to grant an immediate appeal from the ruling, Prosecuting Attorney Sam Robinson petitioned the' supreme court for an order to bring the record of the trial before the high tribunal for consideration of Fulk's ruling. Asserting that he was unwilling o halt the trial, Fulk told Robinson, "you have reached an im- aasse" and ordered the circuit e-ourt proceedings to go forward. Robinson said in his motion for appeal that "it is a question of act for the jury as to whether or lot the confession was voluntary." Before his ruling, Judge Fulk examined in detail two police of- 'icers concerning the circumstances under which the alleged confession was obtained. The of- icers were Detective Chief O. N. Vtertin and Detective Lieut. O. F. Peubler. Martin and Deubler testified the youth was not mistreated and that neither had offered him any inducement to make the confession* Deubler's testimony disclosed for the first time that Browning repudiated the confession within "possibly 35 or 45 minutes" after it was made at state police headquarters Oct. 9. Two days later the youth repudiated it to newspapermen. Deubler said the youth told him "I did it, so what?" He added, however, that after reading a transcription of the alleged confession, young Browning said that it wasn't so and would not sign it. PORK ROAST CREAMERY BUTTER CHRISTMAS TREES — Any Site CANDY Old Fashioned Peppermint 80c 3?* PICNIC HAMS 4 to 8 Lb. Average PIG LIVER Produce Department LETTUCE Large Heads Per Head 15c CELERY Large Stalks Per Stalk 19c TOMATOES Choice Fruit 15c APPLES Nice Size, Delicious 39c ORANGES Texas Balls of Juice 29c GRAPES Red Emperors 19c DATES Lb. Box- While They Last 1.00 Most WAC companies are "100 Bficenters," ey»er.y member of the company is putting 10 percent or more into war bonds. STUB ARTS 107 S, Walnut Wt Deliver Phpne 447 BUY •%*£» WAt Mrs. Malcolm Porterfleld Is Hostess to Lilac Club An event of the club week was Uic annual Christmas party of the Lilac Garden club at the home ol Mrs. Malcolm Porlcrfleld yesterday afternoon with Mrs. Ted Jones, associate hostess. The attractive home was gay with Christmas decorations carrying out the color scheme of red and green with red candles in green holders on the mantle. Nandina berries and red roses were also used. The lovely Christmas tree completed the decorations. Members answered to roll call by telling of a recent kindness. After a brief business session gifts were exchanged. The seasonal theme was further r-i.-'j . , i".i""ii"\ o"u~ ": j carried out in the delectable salad Christmas dance at the High bchool course scrvccl wRh C(jMcc to , 4 tyrnn, » o CIOCK. members and one guest, Mrs. Vin- Sunday; December 19th CL ' n P '- itchotl The annual While Christmas I pageant will be presented at First ''"Methodist Church, 6:15 p. m.'Thej public is invited to a;:cnd. Friday, December 17th The Builder's class of the Hope P,Gospel Tabernacle, home of Mrs. Guy Basyc, Edgewood street, 7:30 ',,P., m. , A Christmas party will be hosted by Mrs. Thompson Evans, Jr., at i( the' home ot her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson, 7:30 p. m. Honoring the football team, mem- l ^bovs of the 10, II, 12 grades ot Hope ' ' High' School will entertain with Murphy, Roberto • Howard, Nllla Dean Compton, Lylc Moore, Jr., Nnnncltc Williams, John Paul Sanders, Sophia Williams, Ncalie Frances Mullins, Jessie Clarice Brown, Margie O'Neul, and Betty Ann Benson. • Ifflutt Charles Dickens CQP*RISHT, 16«. NEA SERVICE, INC.) g" Music Pupils to Appear In Recital Mrs. .Rulph Routon is presenting • her pupils in two small afternoon recital parties at her home during the holidays with the guest list confined to the mothers and grand- t ^mothers of students. The first will be Friday al'tcr- [.noon, December 17; the other Monday afternoon, Dcccmaer 20 Ap- ipearing on the Friday program will be: Dorothy O'Neal, Betty Ruth : Coleman, Martha T.T;iy, Falba f'Grisham, Mavis Jones, James William Morrow, Martha Sue Moore, f Louise Collier, Norma Jean Archer, Jett B. Graves Class Entertains With Party The- annual Christmas party for members of the Jett B Graves class of the First Methodist Church was given at the • home of Mrs. Hollis Luck last evening with Mrs. A. D. Russell, Mrs. W. A. Mudgclt, Mrs. Byron Andres, and Mrs. Charles Wylic, co-hostesses. Appropriate Christmas scenes and greenery were noted in the living room. Gifts were exchanged from the large lighted tree. In the throe contests, Mrs. Corbin Foster, TUP, STOHVl llcillnvr, HirmlAl | mill «nlvt'r«llr lirofpflHiir, lin» 0011- clllilt'il n Imrisnln tvllli n p him I mil ivlicroliy h* fnrKOtn hln own Nor- rmvfnl iiiclildfli'H mill iniiki-K cither |)p»|l1c fnrgrt (Itdr*. When tlio TfttterbyN qlinrrpl, nml 1h<* Mlrlc ntlliletttt 1/niiRforrt, (urns uliRrnle- fiilly mi Mllly. liln Mini niirMf, Hnllnvr ronll».t'« ulinl IIP fliniit;lil wan ii Kin In rcnlly n viirse. * * * CHAPTER X WHITHER he went he neither knew nor cared, so that he avoided company. Those traces in his breast which the Phantom had told him would "die out soon," were not, as yet, so far upon their way to death, but that he understood enough of what he 'was, and what he made of others, to desire to be alone. He suddenly bethought himself, as he was going along, of the boy who had rushed into his room. And then he recollected, that of those with whom he had communicated since the Phantom's disappearance, that boy alone had shown no sign of b.eing changed. Monstrous and odious as the wild thing was to him, he determined to seek it out, and prove if this were really so; and also to seek it with another intention, which came into his thoughts at the same time. So, resolving with some difficulty where he was, he directed his steps back to the old college. * * * 'T'HE creature lay in such a fiery •*• heat, that, as the Chemist stooped to rouse him, it scorched be raised upon his feet, and looked at, "Who washed them, and put those bandages where they were bruised and crocked?" asked the Chemist, pointing to their altered state. "The woman did." "And is it she who made you cleaner in the face, too?" •"Yes, the woman." Redlaw asked these questions to attract his eyes towards himself, and with the same' intent now held him by the chin, and threw his wild hair back, though he loathed to touch him. The boy watched his eyes keenly, as if he thought it needful to his own defense, not knowing what he might do next; and Redlaw could see that no change came over him. "Where are they?" he inquired. "The woman's out." "I know she is, Where is tho old man with the white hair, and his son?" "The woman's husband, d'ye mean?" inquired the boy. "Ay. Where are those two?" "Out. Something's the matter, somewhere. They were fetched out in a hurry, and told me to |. Ann Benson. The program for Monday includes -numbers by Adoipncnc Andrews, _Pnts_y McPhcrson, Betty Jean IF NOSE DRIES, CLOGS, tonight I Put~3. : purpose Va-tro-nol up each i nostril. It (1) shrinks swollen mem- ' branCff t (2) soothes irritation, (3) re- E brings greater breath'" ing comfort. Follow . i- »"_«_. directions in folder. VA-TRO-NOL Mrs. G. A Harp, and Mrs. Harry Hawhtornc received the prizes. A large birthday cake topped with glowing candles honored four members celebrating birhtdays during the past month, Mrs. O. A. , ., , T, .. n ,, A -i- , Graves, Miss Rose Harrie, Mrs. •Hazel Pn'crson Ruth Ann iown-' Bcn Edmiaslon and Mrs . RusscU . send. Motilda Mcl-uddm, and Belly | Retl . cshmcntB wcre scrvcd ln tnc dining room where the serving table was covered with an exquisite laccclolh and was centered with a silver bowl containing nandina berries and holly. Mrs. Edmiaston presided at the silver service. Thirty-three guests attended including two former members, Mrs. Harp of Bauxite and Mrs; David LaRuc of Walnut Ridge. The class teacher, Mrs Graves, and the assistant teacher, Mrs. J. A. Henry wcre presented with handsome gilts. Artist, Glee Club on Tabernacle' Program diaries Ramsay, whose drawings and cartoons in National publicat- j ions have given him special pro- 'minenco in his field, and the High I School glee club, under the dirccl- | ion of Miss Rcgina Basyc, will j bo Iho feature attractions at the Christmas program, at the Tabernacle Sunday night. Tho Glee Club will furnish the music during the Pageant, and Mi- Ramsay will speak following the Pageant, illustrating his talk with hrec Christmas pictures. The Sunday School Christmas program will take place at the morning hour when special treats to all the boys and girls will be siven'out. Mr. Ramsay will also present a drawing to music during this program. NEW SAENGER -NOW- comts Merle QBERON Brian AHERNE Friday - Saturday and those with whom.he came in con* tact, was not nearly equal to the cold Vague terror with which he saw this baby-monster put it at defiance. * * * «T ISTEN, boy!" he said. "You shall take me where you please, so that you take me where the people are very miserable or very wicked. I want to do them good, and not to harm them. You shall'have money, as I have told you, and I will bring you back. Get up! Come quickly!" He made a hasty step towards the door, afraid of her returning. "Will you let me walk by myself, and never hold me, nor yet touch me?" said the boy, slowly withdrawing the hand with which he threatened, and beginning to get up. "I will!" "And let me go before, behind, or anyways I like?" "I will!" "Give me some money first then, and I'll go." The Chemist laid a few shillings, one by one, in his extended hand. To count them was beyond the boy's knowledge, but he said 'one," every lime, and avariciously looked at each as it was Captivating Christmas Cocktail stop here." "Come Chemist, with "and me," I'll said give the you his head. Get up !" said tho Chemist. "You have not forgotten me?" "You let me alone!" returned the boy. "This is the woman's house—not yours." The Chemist's steady eye controlled him somewhat, or inspired him with enough submission to money. "Come where? and how much wilt you give?" "I'll give you more shillings than you ever saw, and bring you back soon. Do you know your way to where you came from?' "You let me go," returned the boy, suddenly twisting out of his grasp. "I'm not a going to take you there. Let me be, or I'll heave some fire at you!" He was down before it, and ready, with his savage little hand, to pluck the burning coals out. What the Chemist had felt, in observing the effect of his charmed influence stealing over given, and at the donor. He had lowherc to put them, out of his j hand, but in his mouth; and he put them there. Redlaw then wrote with his pencil on a leaf of his pocketbook, that the boy was with him; and laying it on the table, signed to him'to follow. Keeping his rags together, as usual, the boy complied, and went out with his bare head and his naked feet into the winter night. Three times, in their progress, they were side by side. Three times they stopped, being side by side. Three times the Chemist glanced down at his face, and shuddered as it forced upon him one reflection. At each ot these "three times, he saw with horror that, in spite of the vast intellectual distance between them, and their being unlike each other in all physical respects, the expression on the boy's face was the expression on More Traffic Death* Expected After War Chicago —UP—The end of ^Ihe war will begin the greatest traific chaos this nation has ever seen, the National Safety Cotincll warned. "There are several reasons to expect this serious condition," it said. "Millions of fighting met! 1 accustomed to danger will be back behind Ihe wheel. Civilian motorists will be raring to go any place fast when they no longer have to nurse gasoline by the thimbleful. Cars and tires will be worn to the point of danger, and many drivers will be rusty." Among the plans which the council has designed to check this condition are raising the standards of driving tests and the enforcement of pedestrian regulations. Old Dr. Stork Is Right on Time Knoxville, Tenn. — (/P) — On August 30, 1942. a baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Rhea Miller, in "a; Knoxville hospital. On August 30, 1943, a baby girl was born to the same couple — in the same hospital and in the same room. Here's pep for your Christmas dinner! Equal parts of ginger ale and cranberry juice, with a twist of lemon, furnish an appetizer that will send your dinner off to a good start. The bubbles in the ginger ale perk up appetites and increase enjoyment of the entire meal. ? his own. (To Be Continued) Hollywood By ROBBIN COONS Hollywood — The screen's "It's been a year for bands and babies, for music and color, for war pictures and "escape" stuff, and 'or animal stars. . . . All the studios capitalized on an early discovery (made in Univcr- sal's low-budget films) that a name band on a marquee would pack a house, and many a top star played second fiddle at the cash register to a hot trumpet . . . Studios threw everything they had, except the kitchen sink,"into big "all-star musicals ("Star-Spangled Rhythm," "Thank Your Lucky Stars," "Thousands Cheer," and so on) . . . . Metro threw everything, including the kitchen sink and classical pianist Jose' Iturbi Several of the ton gnlmor girls RIALTO Adolphe Menjou m 'Hi Diddle Diddle' and .:" Huntz Hall Presbyterian Xmas Pageant Sunday The annual Christmas Pageant in the interest of retired Presbyterians not covered by the Minister's Annuity Fund, will be held in the First Presbyterian Church next Sunday at 5 a. m. All Presbyterians arc asked to be present and to make a liberal contribution to this worthy cause. Vhc service will be under the direction ot Mrs. C. C. McNeil irganist and choir director, and Mrs. Roy Allison and will be participated in by our young people. retired to await the -stork, with Twentieth Century-Fox hardest hit by the maternity wave . . . Among the mammas and expectants: Betty Grablc, -Alice Faye, Brenda Marshall, Cobina Wright, Jr., Jane Wyatt, Veronica Lake, Maureen O'Hara, Rosalind Russell, Lana Turner .... Among the war films, "So Proudly We Hail" and "Bataan" were stand-outs, with "Guadalcanal Dairy" a fine contender . . . Hollywood made anti-Nazi pictures laid in Norway, France, and other occupied countries, but the best was laid in America — "Watch on the "Oh," he said, "I'm staying with a grand fellow—he has a huge place and he treats his guests like royalty. Twenty guests at a lime, ! usually. 'S wonderful!" Some of them offered to take him home, and he accepted. "Here it is," said Sonny, stepping from the car. "So long, and thanks." They all watched grjmly while the big blond bruiser from Winchester swung jionchalantly to his guest house—in an auto court. . Funniest line in "Hit Parade of 1943" is spoken by Eve Ardcn when she backs into a piano keyboard accidentally: "Two octaves! I've got to reduce!" She's been Setting f.im mail on it—and should It was her own line. . . , Alexis, the Smith who didn't change her name to something more exotic when she got into pictures, never was happier that she didn't. Keeping her monicker at firpt was a matter of pride, and she didn't count on its recruiting as •;. 'Kid Dy n a m i t e' •n. * I * '- Saturday her an enormous ready-made audiences of Smiths. And Smith fan 400 New Influenza Cases at Ft. Smith Fort Smith, Dec. 16 — (IP)— Reporting 400 new cases of influenza in Fort Smith the past five days, Sebasitan County- Health Officer J. E. Johnson says that within 30 days there will be "a very serious flu epidemic here." The 400 new cases are about twice the normal number, he said last night. All cases reported to date were said to have been the mild form. He urged that all precautions be OFFICIAL ALARM CLOCK i Basin, Wyo. —(/P)— A group of Mexican nationals arrived to taken to prevent spread of disease. the Tempo of Air War in East Hits New High By MORRIE LANDSBERG Asociated Press War Editor The tempo of air warfare against the Japanese in China, Burma and the Pacific has reached a new high in the point-by-point devastation of bases on the big cntmy-held island of New Britain. While the Japanese made ineffectual stabs at positions they once occupied in New Guinea, the Solomons and the Gilberts, Allied bombers singled out Arawc. on the lower southeastern coast of New Britain, for the heaviest bombardment in the Southwest Pacific. A total of 356 tons of explosives and 174,000 rounds of ammunition smashed.at barges, installations, supplies, communications and per- Bortenders Review Free Lunch History Chicago —UP—The history of the free lunch was reviewed by bartenders on the 50th anniversary of its public recognition. •On Nov. 29, 1893, with Chicago's poor suffering during a depression, a visiting English author declared before a gathering of formally- dressed, leading citizens that the poor's only relief was * the free lunch. He estimated 60,000 were fed daily in England this way. His spec c h was published throughout the country, bringing free lunch into prominence, bartenders claim. with the farm harvests but not one had an alarm clock. Mayor P.; P. Anderson solved the problem" of how to arouse them at 6 i.mj so they could report to harvest fields on time. He ordered the town siren to be blown promptly at 6 o'clock. It wakes the harvest hands —• and everyone else in town. Hippocrates,, "father of mjEdi- cine," was born on the island of Train properly a division for 'the United States Army. USE 666 666 TABLETS. SALVE. NOSE DROPS UlllL.l^r> uo. OIH1H1.3. JXHV4 .......v.. *«.. a u JJ (J U C a , W1 Jl 11111 Lt 111 U cl LI Ul J a CUJU [JVL* mail. But her most amusing letter I sonnel at Arawc to climax a series recently came round-robin from , o f raids possibly presaging inva- a sergeant, two corporals and a private in Tunisia, all named Rhine." Of the others, my first-place vote would go to "The Moon Is Down." Tops in war-love stones was Jones. "You're the Smith," they wrote, "whose name we'd most like to change to Jones." Curt Siodmak's novel, "Donovan's Brain," has been filmed under the title "The Monster." Brains, an executive discovered, arc "out" in movie titles. . . Biir Bendix, wearing a tuxedo and stiff shirt in "Greenwich Village" for the frist time on the screen, will be out of it.for Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape." And there's u title that will cause some 'Casablanca." And I'd venture that the stars thereof, Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, made the biggest new dent in public favor . . . Bergman is a sure Oscar contender for this, for "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and any other releases she may have before the voting Fred MacMurray was the most overworked leading man — and Gail Russell (in "The Uninvited"* the prettiest new discov- cry Funnie.st comedies were Vitamin Price Reduction Sought Washington, Dec. 1C — UP —The OPA announced.today it was holding up a proposed regulation designed to reduce the price of packaged vitamins. Price Administrator Chester Bowles said information received by I he OPA indicated the manufacturer;; had met government standards by increasing the vita- j miii contents of their product. Engineer Cheered by Rail Workers Carlsbad, N. M., Dec. 16 — UP— A puz/.lcd engineer was greeted by cheers from railroad workers when he brought his train into Carlsbad seven and a half hours behind schedule. The he learned the reason. The previous days train had arrived 12 hours lute. movie headaches. O'Neill fans with r trie POgTMAM- Ann DVORAK 8wster in -Western i; Cyclone' To Hold FALSE TEETH More Firmly In Place Do your false teeth annoy and embarrass by slipping .dropping or wabbling when you cat ,laugh or talk? Just sprinkle a little FAS- TEETH on your pl?tes. This alkaline inon-acidi powder holds false teeth more firmly and more comfortably. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling. Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). Get FASTEETH today at any drug store. "Holy Matrimony" and "The More the Merrier." . . . Among the new characters burly Bill Bendix stood out like a Brooklyn accent, and Greek actress Katina Paxinou struck sparks in "For Whom the Bell Tolls." ... I can't think of anybody who should lop Paul Lukas for the men's Oscar after "Watch on the Rhine." . . . Industrially speaking, the rise of the independents — producers with bankrolls making their own pictures apart from the "majors" — was a significant 1943 development The bankrolls were loose in a yeai in which even poor pictures drew crowds ... Four-footed stars made theii heaviest bid for stardom since the days of Rin-Tin-Tin -:-a horse in "My Friend Flicka," a collie in "Lassie Come Home." Child player of the year was still Margaret O'Brien — though when "Jane Eyre" is seen little Peggy Ann Garner will crowd her . . To my eyes the biggest bores on the screen among tho major pro ductions were "Flight for Freedom" and the Hollywood-contrived story laid on us garnish, so need lessly, to the excellent stage stuff of "This Is the Army." ... No, I take it back — "Lady of Burlesque" was duller .... Hollywood— Sonny Tufts is a guy who likes snobs — at a distance from Sony Tufts. Recently he ran into a crowd of Bostonians, very stuffed shirt, and listened patiently while they discussed the size of their estates, the number of family retainers, and other items pertinent to wealth and position. "And where are you living?" one asked Sonny. will know better, but what's to keep horror movie addicts from thinking it's another epic of tho ghoul, monster, wuifman and ape- man school? Funny how a macrebre scene brings out the puns, Fred MacMurray went into San Quentin's gas chamber (in "Double Indemi- ty") to pay with his life for a couple of murders, and in no time all these has been perlcprated: "We're cooking with gas today," and "I'll give you three gases," and "Your gas is as good as mine," along with others equally grim. Old Sea Dog Meet Mr. Chips, the sea-goingl spaniel thai became a veteran of the Atlu and Kiska campaign^, as a mascot on a Navy transDuVt.' St. Swithin was the patron saint of Winchester Cathedral from the lOlh to the Kith century. sion of Japan's main base in the Solomons-New Guinea are^i. icels of the 248-ton bombing of Arawe. And it surpassed the 350- 3asmala. about 75 miles east of .on Oct. 12 assault on Rabatil, enemy stronghold on the northern tip of the 300-mile long crescent- shaped island which guards the approaches to the-Philippines and Netherlands East Indies. Significantly, no Japanese planes rose to intercept the Arawe raiders, and light ground fire failed to disable a single plane. More than 100 medium and heavy bombers, .vith a fighter escort, participated in the day-long attack. American Catalina bombers made new inroads on Japanese shipping damage by dropping two The record attack came on the 100 pound bombs on the stern of an enemy cruiser off Kavieng, New Ireland, 160 miles northeast of Ra- baul. In the Central Pacific, army Liberators hit at the Marshall islands again, this time dropping their bomb load on the Taraoa airdrome in the Malelap atoll in the center of the strategic island group. One Japanese plane was shot down, four others probably. Three Liberators were damaged but all returned to base. The Solomons Air Force hammered Bougainville from tip to tip, aiming for a chance at installations other than the consistently hit enemy airfields. Except for minor patrol clashes, there was little ground action among the Empress Augusta Bay beachhead were American marines landed Nov. 1. A spokesman for Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of South Pacific forces, said, however, the enemy's position on Bougain villc, its last major base in the Solomons, was deteriorating rapid ly. The Japanese wcre believed to have had a garrison of 40,000 troops there. Fliers of the U. S. 14th Army Air Force carried out widespread attacks on Japanese bases in the Chinese Rice Bowl battle area helping the Chinese ground force; rout the enemy in its retreat from Changteh in Northern Hunan. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's lighters were reported to have en tcred the suburbs of Lihsien, be tween Chantch and the Yanglzi river port of Shasi, and the Tung ting lakeside towns of Ansiang and Nanhsien. The Tokyo radio broadcas claims by Imperial Japanese head quarters to the destruction of 6 Allied planes on the Burma fron since mid-October, but the asser tion did not tally with Allied com muniques. The Japanese declare* 36 of the planes were large trans ports of the Chungking-India sup ply line.' If They're Manhattans Smartly Patterned and Long Wearing As These - 2 50 <)95 to L " If you're wondering what to give any man for Christmas, here's the perfect answer. He/ll really appreciate a couple of these good looking shirts more this year than any other! 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