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SP<pKiW*W<? ^TT r ' ww*x%^*-*> |> V ,, V < , [onJdy, December 20, 1943 >___ .. «M..t4iu.»a* "*•"*• „—*-——*^^ • • • ^-^ ^* ' ^^ ^ „ - ~ _ ' "'-•"'••"'•' — ~ ~T~. 834783; Illinois 1,958 nnd ^flflffBl I----------I - *>»»• /M BetwMn 1«. m.'« HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS »•_• ertonal of -Ihe News by Editorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph or Coble. (Note: During the temporary invasion, leaving the Mediterranean to Gen. Sir Harold Alexander. N<5He «i trie Reports has official confirmation, but the fact remains that staff changes pi considerable extent seem to be -in progress. And presumably they are due to an approaching invasion. Of the new offensives promised at Teher-an, that from the east already has started with the new Red Army drive south of Nevel toward the Latvian border, opening a great winter "push in which the Germans have admitted breakthroughs. The blow from. the west may be next. Nazis' Amphibious ' 'this column is being-eond-idted .by William.'Frye of-the wash- "ington Bureau >f ' By.WILLl'AM "„ Associated f»resS -War ...... ' The hints and promises of a Eu '.ropean invasion, getting broader and stronger by the day, have picked up reinforcement from art unexpected quarter — 'Allied head* quarters in Algiers. A report' by West Gallagher of the Associated Press makes it clear that the Italian campaign is t Tfar behind schedule, that its princi- [ pal, gain has been a network of ^sr" mainland air bases, and that the Lift'-Western Mediterranean campaign major •*.nb'longer is considered a' tjofiensive. ' f> It has, of course, been obvious >.. _-tfor some time that the Anglo- r~~ "American march on "Rome wasmot packing, anything-like ^the.punch of the march on'-Tunisia. The-real significance of this report from Algiers lies in its plain statements, passed by military .censors, that "f) the Italian surrender turned out j be less important militarily than "the Allies had hoped,. (2) other theaters now take priority in supplies and troops, and'(3)'the 'Allies really don't care now whether they capture Rome or not. The "bad terrain 'a'nd unfavorable weather" explanation of slow progress has some validity, 'says Gallagher, but not as 'much as these other factors. Ari'd riobody now expects a 'decisive 'blow to be struck in Italy. Fitted into the pattern 'of Bother recent developments, "this all lend strength to the belief that he Al lies are preparing a heavy blow'for Wesetn Europe. It 'follows the Teheran promise of "new attacks from the west, south "and east. "It follows British 'Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden's'.prea'ictlon of invasion in the very nea'r 'future. 'And it comes in 'the midst of" a 4 new flurry of reports' aricTrumors of important Allied sta'ff and'command changes, all more or less concerned with the'huge reservoir *pf troops and supplies amassred in Sritain.' ' >> ."„ |One of these' reports is that Gen, George C. Marshall will not, after jfi -command'the invasion'forces. Another,' is "thai -'Gen. Dwight T), Eisenhower wffl move -"from. 'Algiers to'Condon to tfommand "the Congress 'to (Continued Srom Fdge t>ri.) are "expected to use the breathing spell to try'to whip Up further Senate support for their viewpoints. Final decision on the railroad pay increase is Up to the House. The Seriate overwhelmingly approved an eight-cerit-an-holtr pay boost | resolution two'weeks ago, 48 hours after War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes Singled it out for attack as inflationary legislation. Virisoh attacked it too in an appearance before the House Interstate-Commerce Committee. .The oil price increase was voted by the House last week and sent to the Senate where it got caught in the recess rush. •In last minute acts, ^Congress passed a $200,000,000 deficiency appropriation bill to Tefinance some departments through 'next June, but rejected a'-$100,000,000 appropriation 'for community service projects and housing 'developments n war-boom towns. •The lawmakers also spurned an ttempt by Senator McKellar ;(V- Tenn) 'to write a specific ban argainst the budget department s practice of holding in reserve Unspent appropriations of the Army and Navy Departments. McKellar wanted to cancel unused appropriations a device he said would make impossible such undertakings as the army's much-criticized $130,- •Concessions (Cdntltitled Frttttrfag* One) •Wing Up' Girl :mtler' S ;iads nave^heir.own.version of the sea-gomg jeep'now, as shown in tKe:photos.above,v6btained through a neutral source. Top descending -river bank, during tests in Germany, •toweripicture shows it afloat. ket OOOOOO'Canol oil development jn Canada. More testimony on project was sought today by Senate's Truman'Committee. this the 1 (Continued-From Page One) The gaunt, sad-eyed Gestapo cap- member of'the tain -Langheld, a Nazi party, said: "I have nothing -to add lo testimony. I beat 'Russian my war . prisoners 'and according to my orders they were shot. ''I asked you to take into 'consideration the"fact thajfi- am not-alone - National'Stockyards,'111.,.Dec. 20 _(£>)_. Hogs, 28,000; weights 180 Ibs up slow; opened steady; lighter weights ifairly active; -25-35 >lower than Friday sows weak to 10 lower; top and early bulk'good;and choice 200-270 Ibs 13.70-280-300 Ibs 1290-13:25; 170-190 Ibs t2.35-13.35; 140-160 Ibs Tl.O-12'.OO; 120140 Ibs I0:o01\i00; light pigs ranging down to 700 bulk good sows 42.00;-indi- ations point toward large.-carry- ver. Cattle, 5,500; calves, ! 1,"500; 'sup- ly all classes liberal; /around bo oads steers offered inquiry slow and bids generally uneveny lower han last -Friday; some bulls :and an as - vealers steady; -medium andgood veaes sausage bulls -9.50-lliOO; ,goodranc choice 1 vealers 15.25; mediumv'and NOTICE For Taxi'Service — CALL '679 — (Careful "Drivers) IRVING T. URREY Owner - and Manager Place Your Order NOW! For'Christmas Turkeys altf Geese "' We Have Them! ' CITY MARKET — such as I am tsYthe. entire German army. I am nc<t the only one who committcJ brutalities. I do not want to lessen my'blame. For the real answer for the German atroci ties in Russia you must look to the German government. "The German government wa able to suppress those noble char actefistics-of the German natio and lo educate them into the low est passions. This was brough • ab'out'by^propaganda 'and acts of mass terrorism. "This-found its:place m the German army during the war. We can remember the words of the German .poet — this hellish bandess which in-turn »gives birth to badness — this badness I repeat has shown itself especially during the present war. This wickedness shows itself'in all the orders of the higher military authorities. To contradict these orders or not to fulfill them was to pass the verdict of death upon oneself. 'I .also was their victim." . good 12.75-14.00; nominal range llaughter' steers' 9.75-16.00;. slaugh ter heifers' 9.00-15.50; stocker ysmd feeder steers •8.00-13.25. _; • Sheep, 4,000; receipts include two decks yearlings, one double southwest clipped lambs; balance trucked in lambs and ewes; mark- et'not established. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, Dec. 20 (#)- Poultry, live- firm; 1 -car 22 trucks; -leghorn hens 23 1-2; leghorn chickens 22 1-2. light offerings. Inflationary forces underlying the general price struc lure prevented any selling pressure. ^December wheal nil a high since 925, and Ihe besl price for any onlracl since 1929. May, July and eptember rye deliveries estab- ished^new seasonal pea.ks. Wheat losed 1 1-8—1 1-2 higher, May il 67 1-8, oats were unchanged to 1-8 higher, May 80 1-8, rye was ahead 1 1-2-2 3-4, May $1.2G il-2'6 1-8, and barley was up 11-H— . 3-4, May $1.23 1-2. In the cash market number 2 4ark hard winter wheat sold at Sl/74-3-4,-a newhigh since'1929. What, -No. 2-hard 1.74 3-4. Corn, No. 5 yellow 1.00 1-4; sample grade yellow 81 1-4—99: Oats;, • sample grade mixed 80 1-4. Barley, malt- ine 1-25—1.45 nom.; feed 1.18—1;-» nom.; No. 1 mailing 1.27 3-4. 'Field seed per 100 Ibs, limothy 5.75-6.00 nom • red top 14.00-15.00 nom.; red clover 31,50 nom.; sweet clover 10.50-nom. mediately. One participant remarked tomorrows meeting Will be "only the beginning." Chiefs of the five operating brotherhoods will be Jpirf.'d then by their executive committee, a group ot 35 to 45 lenders Who are being called In from Chicago. THe Carriers were represented at the Conference by 15 spokesmen from all parts of the country. Alongside the president were -War -Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes and Stabilization Director s Ffed M. Vin- S A White ? House state"tn«mt said only that the conference conlrl billed to a "Clearer t'uwdelfstaftd ing" of theissues. Concessions to the 'rail workers might lake Ihe form of paid vaca lions, more liberal overlime, o layover 'expenses for -such, period as Ihe men who rfde the" train incur when they lay over f6r a da at a lerminal away from home Such expenses -afe reckoned at more than $500 a year, .per 'man. An emergency board which heard the case o£ the operating groups last summer was divided in its recommendation. The majority recommended a 4 1-2 'per cent Ihcrettse, which amounts to about "4 cents an hour. They expressed '{he belief more was justified by 'they felt impelled to dddpt vin- son's itilerpretalion "of tlie stabilization program and allow only What Wa"s permissible 'Under the Little Ste'el formula. The minority member of the board, however recommended 7 '1-2 percerit. The brotherhoods' had asked a 30 .percent increase, 'or '$3.00 a day, whichever was greater. There is ample •precedent under the stabilization program for concessions-other than'basic wage increases, which are the only kind of increase -calculated Under the Little Steel formula. The War Labor'Board repeatedly "ranted such concessions, the most notable being the coal case in which the WLB raised the miners' vacalion paymenl from $20 a year (n $50 a year, and ga've Ihem certain free tools and equipment estimated to be worth about 25 cents a day. Payment lo Ine min- Cotton Ginned in U.S. Shows Decrease Washington, Dec. 20 —(/P)— The Census Bureau reported lodny that cotton of this year's gtowlh ginned to Dec. -13 totaled 10,774,805 rtiti- nlng bales. • counting-round as half bales and excluding linters, compared with 11,744,992 bales to thai dale a year ago, and 9,914,549 bales two years ago. This year's total crop, as estimated by the Agriculture Department curly this month, Is 11,478,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight. Ginnlngs by state, wilh comparative figures for a year ago, were: Alabama 027,323 and 887.887 Arizona 78,444 and 90,045; Arkansas 1002,233 and 1,350,480; California 252000 and 240,'140; FloHda 14,112 and 14,448; Georgia 835.G71 and bimition mileage and hourly basis 834,783; Illinois 1,958 and Kentucky 10,725 and 14,819 ana 704,952 and 571,359; M 1 pi 1,760,414 and 1,874,847; . 279,892 and 382,733; New Me> 83,845 and 80.477; North 598,008 and 093,925; Oklahoma < 022 and 035,474; South Gdfu 683,558 and 080,760; Tentt.ss.ei 470,\ 511 and 578.387; ?c*« 2.525,809 and 2,742,134; Virginia 18,402 and >ocial Calendar December 20th pie Women's Auxiliary of the rat Presbyterian Church will meet at the church, 3 o'clock. War Worker C Starts Own Plant Alcoa, Tcnn. — (If}— Luke Bradley, a war plant • worker, hris started a war plant all his owp He converts automobile sprlnfcs Inlo razor-sharp dirks for use Of Overseas soldiers. Bradley says rtt least 100 soldiers on Ihc battle lines are equipped with his weapons. The Seminolcs are said to be the least E'"'oneunized 'of any American Indiana. Tuesday, December 21st. ••••••" The annual Christmas party for members of the Amcrcian Legion Auxiliary will be held at the home of Mrs. Bill.Smith, 3 o'clock, wilh Mrs. C. P. Tolleson, associate hosl- ess. Mrs. R. E. Jackson will give . Ihc .Christmas story. The Service class of the Firsl "" 'Christian Church will observe their , annual Christmas parly wilh a ban" -'quet at the Barlow, 7:45 p. m. .MM •• ' _ '"" Tuesday, 'December 21st Mrs. Jim McKen/.ic and Mrs. Roy '"• Allison will be hostesses to members of the Cosmopolllinn club al Ihc home of Ihe former, 7:45 1 o'clock. Other military outfits may have their pin-up girls, but >preflight cadets at San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center In Texas have picked the one and only "Wing UP" g> rl - She's Hollywood starletJune ^Allyson,; double-featured above, via a mirror. ors'tor underground travel time iours a week also was not charged after 40 hours a week also was not charged against the little steel fOrrmula , ,. Railway employes are nol sub a ject to the wage-hour low uncle which olher employes in mlerstal commerce receive time and a nal afler 40 hours. Rail workers wh ride the Irains are paid on a com and It would be difticull lo apply slraight overtime rales lo them., The yardmen, who make up one ot the operaling brotherhoods, do not receive overtime until after 48 hours and an equivalent benefit passed along to the other four groups, engineers, firemen, conductors, and Irainmen - in some other fashion. The current conferences do not ertain lo the 15 nonoporaling rail nions which have a membership n excess of 1,000,000, or about hree times the number in the op- raling unions. Any settlement of he operating group's demands, however, would necessarily involve in effect upon the "nonops, 1 be - cause'of the traditional wage re- alionship of Ihe various crafts in the railroad'industry. • One emergency board rccom mended an 8-cenl hourly increase for Ihe nonoperaling employes — shopmen, clerks, elc-bul Venson vetoed It. He agreed to a second recommendation for a sliding scale IN STOCK-— Radiant Heaters Automatic Water Heaters Automatic Water Systems Harry W, ShiV«r Plumbing - Heating recommena looking to congress to pass the 1 r- man-Crosser .resolution validating Ihc 8-cent increase. They, too, have taken a strike vote but havo not sel a slrikc dale. Glass Tops n, for .:•'. Desks, Tables, C Dressers .! Make Christmas Gi'fts That Are Appreciated , • Bring Your Patterns • to. C Hempstead County Lumber Co. Friday Music Club Observes Annual Christmas Celebration Mrs. M. L. Begeman was hostess It) members ot Ihc Friday Music |A club for' .Iheir annual Chrislmas parly Friday evening at her home at Southwestern Proving Ground. The Chrislmas motif was noted in the decorations used in the re"'• "ccption roolns. The lighled Irec was ,.,^flanked by a Jovial Sanla Clause. |) In the clever guessing games prizes were awarded Mrs. Dick '-Wiilkins, Mrs. C. P. Witsel, Mrs. .„.„.Henry Haynes, and Mrs. J. M. — Davis. Of special inlcrcsl was a ~' ' carol conlcsl' wilh each side sup- Mrs. Guy E. Basye was hostess to members of the Builders class of Hope Gospel Tabernacle and their husbands. The program opened with the singing of carols led by Mr. Basye concluding with his telling a story on the origin of Christmas. Mrs. Sam Belts, president, led the class in n "gol-acqualnled" contcsl With Mrs. Cleveland Mays receiving the prize. A skit, "Shopping at the Zoo," played .by Miss Rcgina Basye and Mrs. Paul Gaston highlighted the program. A salad course was served with hoi chocolalc lo 30 guesls. Coming and Going Miss Nell Williams has returnee to her home afler an extended stay in Washington, D. C. Mrs. Aline Johnson will spend the Christmas holidays wilh her daugh lor, Mrs. L. H. Tidwcll, and Mr Thlwcll in Dallas. ,.f). plying Ihe missing linos in popular carols.' Mrs. D. H. Pickard played the piano, accompaniment. •" J" The holiday theme was further Vircsscd in the dining room where guesls were served. Mrs. J. C. Carl- Ion, president of Friday Music club, "presided at the' silver service. An interesting snow scene was cvi- .- denced on the sideboard and cen- " ' tcring the serving lablc. Recordings ot seasonal songs was enjoyed throughout the evening. , •• Guesls other than the club enjoying Ihc occasion were Mrs. J. C. Miss Almeriu Cox has arrivcc from the University of Arkansas lo spend Ihc holidays wilh her par cnls, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cox. Miss Florcnc Miller has gone lo Morrillon lo visil relulives before going to Richmond, Va., for a month's study prior to accepting a position with Ihe deparlmcnl of Religious Educalion of Ihe Presbyterian Church of Arkansas. Our Enemies—On their Home Grounds and Abroad Miss Marie Cross arrived home Salurday from Principal College, Klsah, 111., where she is a fresh- mi'.n, lo spend Ihe Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Cross, 404 South Greening. Communiques Frank B. Kirk, son of Mrs. C. B. Tyler of Hope, received his commission as tin ensign in the Maritime Service December 10 following successful complelion of Officers Training school al Fort Trumbull, New London, Conn. Ensign Kirk enlisted in the Maritime Service in 'J * --„_ i-njt »VllllOl\; Will HIV *»i«t*vn*t^ «-**-* VIX.V.A* ', , .. s Bi:jcr, Mrs. Karl Kllpsch, and Mrs.] M 1Q42 and received boo t train Georuc Brandon of Mornlton. i ;„„ „, c . n~t,,,.,.i,,,,.,, iri., nniv,,.. «=SSS3== George Brandon of Morrilton. . < - • ___________ _Byildcrs Class Entertained At Yuletlde Party On Friday evening at her home, S GRAIN 'MO- PROVISIONS Chicago, Dec. 20 W — Offerings in all grain pits were limited today and the market responded to moderate buying orders by staging a good advance. Rye was in the forefront of the upturn, gaming around 2 cents at times on -purchasing by commission houses with '.eastern connections. ivi'us bought wneat, which was up about a cent. Traders said gov- 'The best -known English translations of Homer are those of . ernment purchasing of cash wheat at Minneapolis was a supporting factor.'Deferred oats were strong NEW'ORLEANS COTTON New Orleans, Dec. 20 (/P)— Cotton futures declined here today under long liquidation and 'hedge selling The market closed steady unchanged to 30 cents a bale lower. Mch high'19.77 — low 19.53 —close 19.73 unchanged * May high 19.58 — low 19.53 — close 19.54 off 1 ' . ly high 19.34 — low 19.29 — close 19.30 off 2 Oc t high 18'.99 — Jow 18.93 — close 18.93 off 6 Dec high 18.86 —'low 18.86 — close 18.83B off 6 B-bid. Spot collon closed steady 15 cents a bale lower, Sales 1,795. Low middling 15.93, middling 19.58, atlons or nomer are uiuac _•- .o-,.^. u-, „ fn , Andrew Lang, Chapman and Pope, with buyers scrambling for IE NEW SAENGER ing at St. Petersburg, Fla. Before entering Officers Candidate school Ensign Kirk served 15 months of active sea duly. Wilh Mrs. Kirk, Ihe former Mary Evelyn Whitworth, he is visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Tyler prior lo reporting lo New Orleans, for duly. additional active Arawe Considered Gateway to Islands Guarding Philippines By HAROLD Sf REETER Associated Press War Writer Gen. Douglas MacArthur's successful invasion of New Brilain on the rugged, backdoor route to Ra- baul is the outstanding ground stroke of the war against those fortified Pacific islands guarding the Philippines and Japan, nearly 3,000 miles away. Rabaul's volcano-ringed harbor, wHIch could anchor a big United States battle fleet, and a network of airdromes on which swarms of big bombers and fighlers could be based are Ihe prizes sought. But Ihe invaders slruck on the south coast at Tiny Arawe, separated from Rabaul by 260 miles of formidable mountains Which rise to heights of over 7,000 feet. What will the next move be? Just to the southeasl of Rabaul —r Ihe fronl door approach lo lhat bastion — is Ihe Solomons island of Bougainville. Operations in progress there may supply Ihe answer as lo how New Brilain will be invesled. On Bougainville, Adm. William F. Halscy's Soulh Pacific forces got one small, firm hold, built an airfield, and now is pounding and pounding and pounding while the Japanese, crouching in their foxholes, grow increasingly lired of being Ihere. That may be Ihe procedure on New Brilain which, while much larger lhan Bougainville, is topographically similar. Since Uniled Stales marines easily gol ashore under naval and air cover Nov. 1 on Ihe west coast of Bougainville, an island defended by has been undertaken. Jungle and mountain prevent that. Today an American force which probably is far under 40,000 pos "%<• lowed, all of New Britain'.! alfV' fields will be knocked out. Afreaj-jF'.V the airdrome at Cape Gloucester" ,} a short distance northwest ''-otW^ Arawe appears to have been l£ft \J inoperative by part of the nearly* -• 1,000 tons of bombs dropped in that vicinity since late November. • > Just east of Arawe, GasmatdV\4J airdrome has been spared most v ,t)f the 600 tons of explosives t6 sesses a beachhead five miles deep | there recently but took a 32*t6tti|,j/jr along seven of 150 miles of coast. Yet those 35 square miles domi- nale Ihe island's 3,400 square miles. The Japanese on Bougainville virtually have no air force. The enemy airfields have been bombed out The enemy's navy slays 250 miles away al Rabaul or more lhan 800 miles away at Truk. American bombers in daily sorties run : ning into 200 are blowing up supplies and guns. In'lime, Ihe Japanese may pull oul of Bougainville wilhout a fight just as they did on Kolombangara and for Ihe same reason — because Ihere's no point in being shot at if you can't shoot back. New Britain's 13,000 square miles, already smashed al vital points in a lillle over a monlh wilh more lhan 3,000 Ions of air bombs, may be neulralized in jusl such a fashion. • Even before Ihe invasion opened, Rabaul took such severe aerial punishment that for long its air force, now predominanlly fighter planes, has been a defensive unit and its naval arm, sharply reduced in cruisers and dcslroyers, no longer makes an offensive move. Now lhal a firm hold has been acquired wilh impressive ease at Arawe, an airfield may be developed on some plantation there with even more speed than engineers carved Ihc Torokina slrip out of the jungles at Empress Augusla pounding coordinated with the ait* ual invasion and is a base eaJily dominated by Lt. Gen. George ,C." Kenney's air force. Northward across tfw from Gasmata, on the shores Kimbe Bay, there is an airbase the Japanese once used to refuel haul's bombers bound for New Guinea. It, also, is enough to Kenney's bases to kept out of action. And there is no reason why thV »j Combined air might of Halseyfjih •, the Solomons and MacArthUr *6"n!i, New Guinea cannot pin down ttft 1 ','; haul's planes as they have done^fn..j. the past, destroying many of theni on the ground. i.? A maximum air effort and rela-VS lively limited ground fighting ceivably could overrun New am, open its several large baysitp Ihe American navy and provide the big hole in Japan's outpost lln*,,,,- thiough which lo move loward Uie&^ winr's decisive battles. " ^ Tailor-Mode Russian Aid Philadelphia, Pa. —(/P)— Tai^prs.J.' cleaners, and dyers have the campaign for used clothin, Russia by agreeing to turn i garments unclaimed after years Twenty-five : The photos ubovo received in ihis country from neutral sources,.show Germans at home, as mvad- | ers and ;is guests ul their -'honorary Aryan" brothers-m-crime. the .Japs At upper right Jap officers i lead a party ol German soldiers on sight-seeing tour oi the former British naval base nt Singapore, ' wnert Ntizi troops form part ol garrison upper left, backgrounded by debris of broken buildings, a young girl air raid warden rides through Berlin's blazed slreets. lower left, a German heavy antiaircraft gun crew on ulcri against attacking American bombers in Italy's Appenine Mounlains, lower right Reichsmarsiiul Hermann Goenng deft) surrounded by Berliner* afler an RAF raid, and, presumably trying lo explain how such Ihings can be ! the economic background. After the i the last war, returning soldiers and have the privilege- of doctoring and I viewcfl, but with no alarm, the tailoring the plays before they Kct uilure. lo New York, bul oven iiftcr they "Consider," he said, "Die con- have been presented. There is no j Iribuling factors to thai era. Firsl, such opporlunity in pictures." There is the argument for defense. For the rebuttal, you'll j workers alike found themselves have to lake il up wilh the worship- I caught in a Iremendous depression, ers of the flesh-;md-blood theater I And then there was prohibition — on Broadway. j inviting the economically desperate I into an illegal business to make a Hollywood — Edward G. Robin- living. Since liquor was an outlaw business, it had .its own codes and -NOW- "COME AND GET IT SUCKERS!" Beery's most exciting. role! Victory is iir ^.\£& W- good middling 20.03, receipls 672, slock 204,240. __i —_o--*v<r»»- NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec. 20 — (iP)— Assorted slock favorites managed to edge toward higher ground in to nays rnarKei although numerous leaders lacked rising power. The recent upswing inspired i little more prof it'taking in several bounding liquors and rails open ing and near-closing trends were rather jumbled. Sizable blocks 0: low-quoted issues helped volume which was 854,790 shares. NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 20 (/?)— Early recession in cotton futures today gave way to a gradual upward movement on mill price fixing demands against textile contracts, coupled with New Orleans buying and local covering. The market was partially influenced by steadiness in -grains. Late, afternoon prices were 5 to 20 cents a bale higher, Mch 19.61, May 19.39, Jly 19.13. Futures closed 5 cents a bale higher to 15 cents lower. ' Mch high 19.62 Jow 19.56 — last 19:58-61 off 1 May high 19.39 — low 19.33 —last 19.34-36 off 1 XTO BODY Pretends to have the complete answer JN to that question. But—there is plenty of -evidence to support the optimistic belief "that/ after the war, the South will experience one of the; greatest eras in its economic history. Industrial Activity Swings South FOR THREE DECADES the country's center of .population has moved steadily in a Southerly direction. 'BEFORE PEARL HARBOR great and consistent progress had been made in the type and quantity -of'products from the farms, livestock ranges, oil wells, mills, mines and factories of the South.. low 1907 — last help keep crowded Long Distance circuits clear for necessary war calls, ^fhere are no holidays for war or the telephone, 18.88 — last low 18.85— last Jly high 19.13 - IS.UN up 1 Oct (new) high 18.94 — low 18.90 off 3 Dec (new) high 18.85 — '18.28N off 2 Middling spot 20.45 nominal un changed. Tsf-nominal. Court Reverses icontinued From Page One) feet until June 10 it follows tha the money must have been paid.'* the tax payer during the test 2 days of June in order that ciUe and counties might p.articipa prior to the beginning of the ne fiscal year July 1, 1943." g.i 11 DURING THE 'PAST TWO YEARS that progress has been even more spectacular .., Big, new in- -dustrial plants have been built..'. New uses have been found for many raw materials.-. .Improved manufacturing methods have been developed ..-. Entirely new products discovered which have vast post-war possibilities. All of these factors serve to broaden the South's vision of its own future ... A Greater South Is In the Making In the meantime, through constant research and experimentatibn, the Lion Oil Refining Company 'has succeeded in developing and is now producing from Southern crude oil, several components of 100 octane gasoline... vastly improved lubricants ,..Butadiene, the basis of Buna-S synthetic rubber,., ingredients for explosives,,. and other vital materials required for war. From 'these activities have come increased em, ployment and expanded payrolls! From them will also come pOst-Victory products destined to contribute materially to the greater industrial anrl economic advancement of the South! M) Allied flulirtng Sro"Vdso»eiin«'"'P'» i| i' r " l '' f?f '' rVic '° r/ '- Among the officers and enlisled men reccnlly returned from active duty overseas and now patients at McClosky General Hospital; 'Temple, Texas, is P.vt,..Arman Lindscy of Hope, Ark. . '-.- : •• i . Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burke of Hope Rt. 3 have reccnlly had a lellcr from Iheir son, Pfc. William Jewel Burke, lolling of his parlici- palion in the recent Gilbcrl Island battle. Technical Sergeant James Thomas Gordon is now stationed with the AAA in San Francisco, Calif., friends will be inlerested in knowing. FayBAINTER Reginald OWEN Ray COLLINS KeyeLUKE RIALTO — NOW — Warner Baxter in £,/ PRESIDENT 'Crime Doctor' Starts Tuesday Gale Storm m CARE'FOR YOUR CXR FOR YOUR COUNTRY MHMWWIIII^^ Siiiiiiiiiiiimi^^^^ 'Campus Rhythm' and Warren William in One Dangerous Night' Hollywood By BOBBIN COONS Hollywood There really is point in bringing it up again, this mailer ot comparisons belwcen Ihe Hollywood screen and Ihe New York Ihcalcr. The poinl is that both are suffering from the same wartime affliction — shortage oi writing talent — and New York isn't doing much at the moment to give Hollywood a lift. So, it's enlightening lo listen to Sidney Lantield, a Paramount di- icctor who returned recently from a combination vacalion and play- scouling trip in Ihe Broadway theater bolt. By way of background information, Lantield is a former piano player, song writer and gag man, and in later years director of screen comedies including "Sing, Baby, Sing," Fred Aslaire's 'You'll Never Gel Rich" and a new one, "Standing Room Only." Thus, Mr. Lnafield, duly introduced and sworn, offers his stcslimony: "Before Ihe war, I used lo think the molion picture industry was advancing faster than any other— and u lot faster lhan some of Ihe sciences. Medicine, for instance. Now, comes the war, and medicine advances fifty years, while the motion picture business almost stands still because technicians and writers have gone to war. "The biggest loss is among the writers. A director can give an old story a new twist, and thai helps, bul you can't go on using old stories forever. "A Broadway hit comes along and everybody says 'Why wouldn't it make a good movie?' It would, IF you could lake il to the screen without the restrictions imposed by Ihe code under which producers work. Take that show 'Kiss and Tell,' for instance. It's a great show, a fine comedy, but it deals with pregnancy, and therefore is an unacceptable subject for the movies. "It isn't a new problem. For years, people have seen a hit on tlio stage, then they've seen the show as a movie. They say: 'Darn thpse picture people! Why can't they do it'right? 1 But the theater is one medium, and the movies are another; that's why so few good plays can be made into good movies. Lord knows, I don't think Hollywood is perfect, but it operates under a lot of difficulties; limitations that do not restrict the stage. "New York may have a hundred or more shows a season, and out of that number, 15 or 20 may be hits. And the producers not only son, that tough guy from the movies' era ot gangster pictures, has been going straight these many reels now. What's more, even if he news now contains an occasion- il. item about high-jacking and other 'reminiscent doings in the .iquor. scarcily, he expects to be nl- .owod to continue the ways ot virtue,. , . I ..In olher words, "Little Caesar" is confident"Vthnt il can't happen icre —nol agajn. "I believe we as a nalion arc loo smart now to let it happen again," he said. For a fellow whose movie career began in a thunder of racketeer-;, ing gunfire, in stories concerning Ihe greal crime wave of Ihc lD20's, Robinson lalely has been doing strange Ihings. He's an insurance company detective in "Double-Indemnity," tracking down murderers. He's a hero in "Destroyer," and in "Tampico." In his Beverly Hills home, a beautiful and important haven for such ungangsterish treasures as works ot Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, own methods of 'law enforcement' — within its gangs, with rival gangs. The country's morale was low. There was disillusionment, cynicism, and respect for law broke down. "But we as a nation are much smarter nowadays," he went on.' "Management, labor and government are all concerning themselves, wilh poslwar problems. Lasl time, we were in Ihe war too short a time —Ihis time, we'll have been in longer, lost more, sacrificed more, and gained in understanding. "Our boys in Ihis war are temperamentally and psychologically more advanced than the boys of the last. Then, there was no program of education for them other than military training." Robinson, whose personal in- leresl in liquor, is very slight, is confident thai Ihere will be no re- lurn to "lhal unnatural, unenforceable law" which, he is sure, con- tribuled heavily lo crime and gang- slcrism. So he isn't polishing up Corot, Renault, Bonnard and many I his gun as yel, nor praclicing the olher painlcrs, Robinson curled his • old gangster lingo. He expects his lip around a cigar and reminisced future — like America's — about the gangster age. And he to be interesting, but straight. Killed in Action Washington, Dec. 2Q—(ff>)— The War Department reported today lhat Pvt. Wayne Burcham, son of James A. Burcham, Rt. 2, North Little Rock, Ar., had been killed in action in the Mediterranean. Army Rifle Honors Kepi 1 in Family Memphis, Tenn. MP) — Lt. Willard F. Lind of Clarksburg, W. Va., fired the .45 automatic for one of the highest scores on Ihe pistol range of the Fourth Ferrying Group. But. the week before, his younger brother, Firsl Sgl. James M. Lind, broke the record at the group with the M-l carbine rifle, scoring 193 points out of a possible 200. To make matters worse for the lieutenant, he had qualified with several different guns as a West Virginia National Guard man. His younger brother had never before fired an Army gun. Museum Thief Takes a Strange Variety Richmond. .Va. —M" 1 )— It looks as if a theif with a Jckyll and Hyde personality has been visiting the Valentine Museum. The first case of pilfering reported to police showed the loss several dolls, a siring of glass beads and a rosary. The next time the theif made oft wilh a four- barreled pistol, a ,32-calibre pistol and a fire chief's badge. or, By Charles Dickens COPYRIGHT. 1643. NBA SERVICE, INC, 1 CHAPTER XIII TF Redlaw had been struck by lightning, it could nol have struck him from the bedside with a more Iremendous shock. "Where's my boy William?" said the old man, hurriedly. "William, come away from hero. We'll go home." "Home, father!" returned William. "Are you going to leave your own son?" "Thai's no son of mine," said Philip, trembling with resentment. "No such wretch as that has any claim on me. My children are pleasant to look at, and they wait upon me, and get my meat and drink ready, and are useful to me. I've a right lo il! I'm 87!" "You're old enough to be no older," muttered William, looking at him grudgingly, with his hands in his pockets. "I don't know what good you are, myself. We could have a deal more pleasure without you." "My son, Mr. Redlaw!" said the old man. "My son, too! The boy talking to me of my son! Why, what has lie ever done to give me any pleasure, I should like to know?" "I don't know what you have ever done to give mo any pleasure," said William, sulkily. "I—I'm 87," said tiie old man rambling on, childishly, and weakly, "and I don't know as ever was much put out by anything. I'm not a going to begin now, because of what lie calls, my son. He's not my son. And 'J don't care, neither; I don't cave a bit." In his drowsy chuckling, anc the shaking of his head, he pu' his hands into his waistcoat pockets. In one of them he found a bit of holly (leU there, probably last night), which lie now tool out, and looked at. "Berries, eh?" said the old man. 'There's good cheer when there's berries. Well; I ought to have ny share of it, and to be waited on, and kept warm and comfortable; for I'm eighty-seven, and a poor old man. I'm eigh-ty- ieven. Eigh-ty-seven!" The drivelling, pitiable rjnanncr in which, as he repeated this, he nibbled at the leaves, and spat the morsels out; the cold, un- inleresled eye with which his youngest son (so changed) regarded him; the determined apathy with which his eldest son lay hardened in his sin; impressed themselves no more on Redlaw's observation—for he broke his way from the spot to which his feet seemed to have been fixed, and ran out of the house, * * * T-TIS guide came crawling forth from his place of refuge, and was ready for him. before lit reached the arches. For a short distance the boy went 011 before; but their return was more like a flight than a walk, and it was as much his bare feet could do, to keei pace with the Chemist's rapic strides. Shrinking from all who passed, shrouded in his cloak, and keeping it drawn closely abou him, as though there were morta contagion in any fluttering toucl of his garments, he made no paus> until they reached the door bj which they had come out. HI unlocked it with his key, wen in, accompanied by the boy, and hastened through the dark pas sages to his own chamber. The boy watched him as hi made the door fast, and withdrew behind the table when he around. "Come! 11 he said. "Don't yoi touch me! You've not brough flie here to take ray money Redlaw threw some more upon the ground. He flung his body on it immediately, as if to hide it from him, lest the sight of it hould tempt him to reclaim it; nd not until he saw him seated iy his lamp, began furtively to lick it up. "And this," said Redlaw, gazing in him with increased repugnance ind fear, "is the only one com- janion I have left on earth!" How long it was before lie was iroused from his contemplation of his creature, whom lie dreaded o—whether half an hour, or half ho night—he knew not. But the ilillness of the room was broken jy the boy (whom lie had seen istening) starting tip, and run- ling towards the door. "Here's the woman coming!" ha exclaimed. The Chemist stopped him on lis way, at the moment when she knocked. "Let me go to her, will you?" said the boy. "Not now," returned the Chem- st. "Stay here. Nobody must pass in or out of this room. now. Who's that?" "It's I, Sir," cried Milly. "Pray, Sir, let me in!" 'No! Not for the world!" he said. "Mr. Redlaw, Mr. Redlaw, pray, Sir, let me in." "\Vhat is the matter?" he said, liolding the boy. "The miserable man you saw is worse, and nothing I can say will wake him from his terrible infatuation. William's father has turned childish in a moment. William himself is changed. Oh, Mr. Redlaw, pray advise me, help me!" "No! No! No!" he answered. "Mr. Redlaw! Dear Sir! George has been muttering, in his doze, about the man you saw there, whq, he fears, will kill himself.'* "Better lie should do it, thai- come near me." "He says, in his wandering, ftiut you know him; that lie was your friend once, long ago; that he is the ruined father of a student here—my mind misgives me, o£ the young gentleman who has been ill. What is to be done? How is he to be saved? Mr. Red- law, pray, oh, pray, advise mejU lielp me!" (To Be Continued)' tailors formed a patch-up squad" will repair damaged clothing If the Bougainville pattern is fol- Derby Ribs .. ? Flat Fabrics with Handsome two- colored Clocks . , . and clocked Verticals PMECiSION KNiT CLOCKED HAM&SOMMl, Y FINEST DEPARTMENT aynes MAIN

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