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mt*t«M« Mt »*"•, MtMMMIM Sftt woM, mtnM** HO Ft STAR, HOM, ARKANSAS Monday, December 20, 1941 ' * ?&}* to eofiJInuou* inrtrttaSs ortly YOU t£LL THE QUICKER YOU SELL." For Sale Bokar Thrilled by Presence of Roosevelt Algiers, Dec 20 (/P) —The newspaper Depeche Algerienne said today that President Roosevelt had stopped briefly at Dakar in French West Africa while returning to the Unitec States from the Middle East and gave this description of his arrival: OF CUT OVER TIM- Early on the afternoon of the tlsuitable to cut into fine wood, president's arrival by plane from I^deal to someone cheap. On Tunis, hundreds of American and .liwtiy. J. V* Moore. 17-3tp., French soldiers took positions ^**~> +.****,*.~~~ZZ^ —ntiv along his motor route while the i&tfS BEFORE YOU BUY, | Mlh ,* r mr **A amnntr the inhabl- Wilbur Wright Toddy Furniture Store. 27-lmpd. ftHBEE YEAR OLD SADDLE miy /'Natural". Fine kid pony, ;Half sister to the winner Of „„„_ Horseshow. Tom J. Ward|low,*Gosnells Clothing Store. *" - 14-6tp FOR SALE. PHONE 221. 14-6tc I00OD MILCH COW WITH YOUNG , See Mrs. Etta Campbell, net, Ark. north on Boyd J'apcl road. 15-6tp JUIPMENT, BRAKE RELINING ftaachine. Flat top office desk and frChair. Battery charger, starter and tester, piston ring coil and condenser tester, 'Jifmature tester. 24 pound counter icales.' Volt meter. • Anti-freee ster Vise (4 inch jaw) 550 X tl7; s l»re-w'ar inner tubes. Certifi- fcate'" necessary. F. H. Jones, Sf Main. Phone 563-J. ,'- - 16-3tC • Late in the day a long motorcade approached the city between rows of American soldiers and then passed through a double row of French marines guarding the entrance to the arsenal. After a company of fusiliers presented arms to the president, Gov. Gen. Pierre Charles Cournarie and U. S. Vice Admiral William A. Glassford, Jr., greeted the executive. The dispatch said the natives were greatly thrilled at their fleeting glimpse of the president and his party. (The Dakar radio said yesterday President Roosevelt had visited there Dec. 9, then boarded a French ship which took him to a rendezvous with a U. S. warship designated to carry the president home.) ':•'-.. ta TURKEYS WEIGHING FROM Uto 27 pounds. Priced $6 and j. Jim Jones or Sid Jones. 511 aurel St.' 18-6tp. Cowrie Mack 1$ Thankless /» li- n u* Army Job Is Getting Pretty That O f Cook By 'HAL BOYLE An American Air Base in Italy, Dec. 14 (Delayed) —(IP)— The most thankless job In the nrmy is that of mess officer. "Our worst grief Is trying to make roast turkey out of corned beef," said Lt. Samuel Dibble Wat son, who works 16 hours a day keeping headquarters offices of the 15th Air Force contended with their meals. Watson, who has (he largest pecan tree nursery in South Carolina. Sports Mirror Holding a model plane, Wilbur Wright is shown above in his latest photograph-taken 40 years after the epoch-making airplane flghte With his brother. Orville, at Kilty Hawk, N. C on Dec. 17, 1903 Inset photos show the Wright brothers, Orville at left, as ihej looked during days when they pioneered in aviation. P3OOD PAPERSHELL PECANS. 25 :£aiid 30e per Ib. 404 S. Elm. Phone ' IALTO - SAXAPHONE, PRACTIC- ew, including $15 case. a lovely Christmas gift. $125. Phone 689. 18-3tp. UELECTRIC TRAIN f, with - track and "^ P^rione 587-W. COMPLETE transformer. 18-3tc. PRACTICALLY NEW, TABLE TOP $"'gas cook stove. A. J Marlar, „ SfcPhone 964-M. 20-3tp. For Rent By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago^-Barney Ross named winner of Neil Memorial Trophy. Three Years Ago—Fritzie Zivic and Lew Jenkins fought 10-round raw before 17,000 at -garden. Five Years Ago—Bill Lee of Chiago Cubs officially declared na- ional league pitching leader in von and lost and earned run av- rages. Today in Congress By The Associated Press Senate in recess until Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Brehon Somervell, chief of army services, testifies on Canol jroject before Turman Committee (10:30 a.m., EWT.) House meets at noon: (routine session) *WORKING COUPLE OR TWO "fsettled ladies to share home. 60. 7-tf Wonted PERSIAN KITTEN. CALL I, 19-3tp CAMELED* BABY BATH TUB , ijr'la'rge granite or enamel,,dish sipan, or hot water cooker. Phori --- ' - 20-3tc S BASSINET. MUST BE II 'condition. Phone 768 or se j£*Mrs.»Isaac Johnson, 312 Sout JiWalnut » street, immediately. 20-3tpd. SPORTS ROUNDUP •If Ing* S. FmDntw. Ji. Associated Press Sports Columnist ftfiW" Notice JISTMAS GIFTS ON DISPLAY on hand at my home. All s of Fuller brushes. 902 sSouth Fulton, Phone 138. Mrs. Ilipn-fBundy. Web of Destiny for Mussolini New 'Orleans — (/P) Dr. James Nelson Gowanloch, chief biologist of the Louisiana Department of Conservation, claims he : has a spider with a flair.for current events. Shortly• before-'Il.Duce.'s' fall. Dr. Gowanloch received" from a friend a "writing spider," which in reinforcing its web at points under strain makes heavier tracings which resemble script. Returning after leaving the insect on a window ledge over the week end, the biologist found his pet had woven a web across the window. "I was amazed," he said, >"pn examining he web to see that the spider had ;raced a name which, appeared to je that of Mussolini from one corner, to the center." New York, Dec. 20 — (IP)— Only one pro football team — the Bears, of course — ever played in the Chicago All-Star game in August and then went on to win the league title playoff in December. Our guess is that "the Redskins won't repeat that one ... They were good enough to make the Giants Baugh in defeat yesterday, but they took quite a pounding and i'.'s doubtful that their line will be "up" another week ... As for Sammy Baugh, all he did besides wing those passes to the receivers like a second baseman coming up with a grounder and shooting t to first, was to pull off two crucial quick kicks — one of the longest ever made in a playoff, and get under the Giants' passes be- 'ore their own receivers . . . Think 30 pounds, the customer demanded an extra $5 rental for the red suit . . . Sgt. Barney Ross will auction a pair of boxing gloves owned by the late Andy Callahan before tonight's Fritzie Zivic-Ralph Zannelli fight at Boston. Old, Admits It By JACK SMITH Philadelphia, Dec. 20 — (IP)— Con nie Mack, who'll be 81 years old Thursday, isn't quite his' usual self these days. "The years go on: time is going pretty fast," he says. The sparkle Is still _a his eyes; the smiles still play across his lips; he's as erect and hearty as ever; and he'll tell you "I feel very hasn't been able to turn canned much like a boy in a lot of re-1 steer meat into drumsticks, bu spects;" but perhaps for the first he hns done something almost as time the gaunt, gentle old man of remarkable, baseball admits to a touch of sadness as he awaits another birthday. "There's been a lot," he says.! "Birthdays started quite a while ago for me." But the mood lasted only momentarily. Sitting In his picturesque tower office at Shibe Park, he snapped up and launched into a vigorous monloguc of anecdote, chit-chat and comment on his Philadelphia Athletics and their war-time future. "If.I could only get back some of the boys in the service I feel we would have a pretty good ball club this year," he said. "As it is there isn't much to be said. Most of what I call our regular players, the infielders and outfielders, will be new. They may be no better than the players last year, but they'll be new faces. You have to keep trying. "I'm still hoping to win another pennant you know. If I didn't I wouldn't be here." The old man, the idol of millions of kiddies and adult fans, goes to his office daily — carrying his lunch in a sack — to plug away in his effort to build up a team like the great pennant-winning Athletics of the 1910-'14 and 1939-'31 When his outfit was tack In tunls he had two fresh eggs for breakfast for every man every day. This wns the only mess in town serving them, the black market srlce was 20 cents art egg* but Watson got all he could use for four cents each. •I made a deal With the mayor of Tunis," he explained. 1 had the transportation and the mayor didn't, so he made me official egg collector for the five biggest towns west of Tunis. I collected sixty thousand eggs a week, of which we were allowed to reserve three to selves." four thousand for our- erass, and in spite of his eyes he intends to go on traveling with the club, supervising tho play on the icld. Mack, his eyes twinkling, conceded that he was amused by the excitement his presence generally stirs in hotels and restaurants and other public places. "I go into a place without thinking and then the people arc looking around and silting up straight (the old man himself is straight as a telephone pole, and just about as long, and his carriage sometimes is contagious. If I thought beforehand, I wouldn't go in. I wonder why -they do it. I don't feel I've ever done anything to warrant that. It's just because I've been around so long (59 years in baseball) I guess." The smile left his face then, and ] he said he wanted to fio on "being around." "I feel this old game," he said. "I really like it. I don't know what I'd do without it. I'd be completely lost. I,m gonna keep agoin'. As long as I can tell, the boys what to do, I'm gonna keep agoin'. When they have to tell me what to do, when I start saying the same things over and over again and repeating the same stories like some old men, then I'm gonna quit." . Watson got tired of paying four cents an egg and talked local French bakers Into trading him 100 fresh eggs in exchange for n large can of powdered eggs which, when cooked, became a rubbery substance rivalling pork luncheon meat and "O" ration hash — the most disliked food in the. army Ordinary only about half the soldiers will cat powdered eggs, but 500-acre farm now being run by his wife, who hns to care for a nursery in the home as well as in the field. There Is n 14-monlh-old pecan farmer in the family that Wnlson hns yet to sec. The army knows how important It is to run a good mess. Watson's present mess sergeant, Leonard A. Dunn of Redlands, Calif, Wears a Legion of Merit award. "That's n very unusual honor for n mess sergeant," Watson remarked. He is the only one I ever heard of getting one. He's been at it for seven years. "Reminds me of nnouicr mess sergeant William H. Jones Who they arc all right for baking. "I was getting my eggs for practically nothing then," he said, 'but I begun to run out or powdered eggs. I learned there was {mother mess officer in town with a big stock of powdered eggs. I offered to give him 50 fresh eggs for each can arid he jumped at the chance. He thought I was crazy. "But 1 was getting one hundred fresh eggs myself for each can so our mess was making a bonus o£ 50 eggs on each swap." There is no chance for any such arrangement in Hal>. "Eggs sell for 14 to 20 cents on the black market here, but they are almost nonexistent," said Watson. "The Germans ate most of the chickens before they pulled out and a disease killed Off a'lot of thx; rest. "But there are a lot of potatoes around here and I know my old friend the mayor of Tunis would like to get some. I'm trying to cook up a deal now where I can fly him back some potatoes in exchange for some more eggs." Satisfying finicky appetites lakes up n lot of Walson's lime, bul his thoughts are back home on that came from north of Texarkana, Arkansas. He had been watching a ceremony at which a lot of pilots got Distinguished Flying Crosses for combat service. He turned to me and said: "Lieutenant, when are we going to got distinguished frying crosses?." Watson got up from his desk walked over to a big Italian iron safe, pulled the knob and came back with a package of shelled pecans. "They arc from my own trees back home. My wife scnl me three pounds. She cried because they wouldn't let her send a full five- pound box through the mall. "That farm has her worried I wish the war wns over so I could get home and Uikc over again," CAN VITAMINS CHANGE According to.Citxxl Houwkpcning tialii.wl.lh Cnlcium I'nntothcnalo on gray hair; Age— did not accm to artcct results. Thnonrllrat response occurred in n DO year old; the latrat In n 2.1 year old. Color—bcRan to nppcar near tho roots of Hie hair. Tho color may not appear all over the head at the same time. Symmetrical areas, perhaps on the temples or the back of the head, may show traces of color first, after which the color will spread to other parts of the head. Tlmo— varied frotn 1 month to 6 months. Results—88% of those tested had positive evidence of n return of some hair color. • Now thousands use CRAYV1TA, which con> tains 10 mum. of Calcium Pnntothcnatc (the tested amount) PLUS '150 U.S.P. uniH of fit. Try GKAYV1TA. 30 day supply, $1.EO. 100 days, $4.00. Phone, write John P. Cox Drug Co. Hope, Ark. 23 1£ I'qHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR 30 Mattresses remade. '3.93. Striped tickr,'5.95. ee, delivery Phone 152. Hope ''*-'-- Co. ' 24-lmp ' MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT- for Christmas. Not rationed •Sye^'New or renewal subscrip- nson any magazine. See Chas. i at Ciiy Hall, 30-tmc ^Wanted to Rent !*!£>'''-\>;' -•'..-'*' '- '- _. __•_; ' R" THREE ROOMS, UN- nished. Phone 28-W-4. " :' 16-6tp the fans liked it? Well, yesterday's 42.800 put the National League's total attendance for 42 games 36,000 over last year's figure for 55 games. Today's Guest Star Tommy Fitzgerald, Louisville Courier-Journal: "The race tracks had their most financially successful year in history. This is surprising especially in view of the fact that the wartime civilian shirt-tail comes three inches shorter." Program Notes •• When Andy Farkas threw —and completed — a pass for the Redskins yesterday, not the least surprised person in the press box was the Washington spoiler, who re marked that he thou S nt Farkas •otaTattendance' t for'"42"ga1rnes"36r- wasn't supposed to get the ball at "~ all and just threw it because the play called for a pass . . . Philadelphia and Detroit, two cities No Ticket Discounting in advance any more gambling rurn'ors that may turn up, only one Redskin lost his shirt in yesterday's game . . . After the third quarter Bob Masterson changed a badly torn jersey right in the middle of the field . . . After pulling on a fresh one that looked as if it had just come from Owner laundry, of times Bob then Legal Notice George Marshall's wriggled a couple trotted off the field . . . Apparently the fresh shirt was too tight. which never enjoyed much advance sale, already have ' comfortable backlogs of season reservations for the 1940 pro football season The Phil-Pitts may ask to tinue their combine another at the next league meeting, con- year but NOTICE OF SALE OF TIMBER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the undersigned,, as Guardian for Marie Hatfield, Lile Hatfield and Lenore Hatfield, minors, will offer, for sale at public outcry, to the highest and toest bidder, at the east door or entrance to the Court House in the City of Hope, in Hempstead County, Arkansas, between the hours prescribed by law for judicial sales, pn Saturday, the 8th One-Minute Sports Page The Hollywood Park race track may reopen this spring if the army gives it the green light. And if it does, Santa Anita may run a meeting at Hollywood . . . Nat Flesicher is getting ready the third and biggest edition of his ring record book and appeals to all retired boxers and to managers of active ones to send him their records . . . Bill Hulse, Gunner Haegg's shadow last summer, will receive the metropolitan A.A.U. meritorious award medal tomorrow night . . . Jack Lavelle, the Giants' scout, was se 1944, all the pine lands hereinafter Cleveland is definitely commitled lo resuming operations . . . Friday night Coach Dutch Bergman received a phone call from a Bronx fan who said that if the Redskins needed basketball shoes to play on a frozen field, he could donate a pair, size nine and a half . . . That's loyalty. Service Dept. , You can forgive Pvt. Al Woolard, former Commerce, Okla., and Winfield Kas., baskelball coach for some slight confusion that resulted from his shout of "Vig" to summon the center of his Kearns Field, Utah, Fliers team ... A big blond boy Deverne (Cotton) Vig trotted on the court followed by another who looked exactly like him . . . "Who s the shadow behind you?" Woolard asked. "That's my kid brother," Cotton replied, not both- „,... OR SIX-ROOM ROUSE »?Pre{er Ward 1'or 2. Employed in city, "Reasonably permanent; No children. Reference. Call 2-tfdh. OR FOUR ROOM FURN- apartment'for permanent •t^family. Contact Hope Star. * 1 "-.; ' . 30-tf Services Offered TYPES OF HOME AND g repairs. Specialize in Estimates free. A. M. phone 221,29-lmp Lost or Strayed HORSE MULE, THREE -old, weight 900 Ibs. Last in direction of Falcon, night. Reward J. M. Rosston. Rt. 3. 15-6tp MALE BIRD DOG. FIVE old. Black and white spotted. ite face, kost on Rosston road, ward. 679 Taxi, Homer May. ' 17-6tp. Encouroges te Mill ^ ma Orleans (f).—Officers at the yHayy'f ."anti-aircraft training school ft*** —,j ji e dgling gunners deliber- _^Q miss the practice target, |5 rayon sleeve twed behind a ^" old navy plane. K idea is tb«it enemy bombers 'b« traveling z\ twice th ( e speecj ft? target here, and that i* the T learn to shoot ahead of t£e as it moves toward them— a good "lead"—they won't any fire in the wake of an ,ck,tog dive bomber later. ery'month American /J»H*f; turning in eight to 10 of, wa?te fat, day of January, timber on the described eight inches and over in diameter at the stump at the time of cutting, the purchaser to have eighteen months from the date of said sale within which to cut and remove said timber, and will also offer for sale at the said time and place all the hardwood timber on the lands hereinafter described over twelve inches in diameter at the stump at the time of cutting, the purchaser to have eighteen months from date of the sale within which time to cut and remove said timber, said lands being situated in Hempstead County, Arkansas and described as follows, to-wit: The East Half of the Southwest Quarter (E% SWVi) of Section Thirty-three (33), Township Thirteen (13) South, Range Twenty-five (25) West, and the Northwest Quarter (NWV<i) and the North Half of the Northeast Quarter (Wh. NEV4), and the Soijthwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SWV4 NEV*), and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NWY* SEVi), and the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NEV4 SW J /4) of Section Four (4), Township Fourteen (14) South, Range Twenty-five (25) West, containing 445.59 acres, more or less. TERMS OF SALE: On a credit of three months, and the purchaser will be required to execute note with approved surety for the pur chase money, bearing interest from date of sale until paid at the rate of eight per cent per annum, and a lien will be retained on said timber to secure the payment of the purchase money, and said timber shall not be cut or removed until said note shall have been paid in full. The pine timber will be offered separately from the hardwood timber. WJTNESS my hand on this IQtb day of December, 1943. CALLIE HATFIELD, Guardian. Dec. 13, 20, 27, 1943. jjct V VJIJ.%;, LIIC \_riuiiVt? jv,wv*«,(»*t»ww*- i .. 4 li t lected to play Santa Claus at the erlng ^explam^lJ^t sportscasters' Christmas party today. And after one look at Jack's Legal Notice COMMISSIONER'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That in pursuance of the authority and directions contained in the de- cretal order of the Chancery Court of Hempstead County, made and entered on the 9th day of December, A. D. 1943, in a certain cause the Dave Vig, actually is his "kid," Iwin. (No. 6015) then pending therein wherein Annie Lou Houston, Ruth A. Cain, May T. Blackard, Mary Lee Anderson, Mary Lee Barnes, and Margaret C. Anderson and Nancy Ruth Anderson, by Mary Lee Anderson, their guardian, were petitioners, the undersigned, as Commissioner of said Court, will offer for sale at public ven- due to the highest bidder, at the east door or entrance of the Court house in the County of Hempstead, within the hours prescribed by law for judicial sales, on Saturday, the 8th day of January, A. D. 1944, the following described real estate, towit: Lots Ten (10) and Eleven (11) in Block C in Carrigan's Addition to the City of Hope, Arkansas; and also, Lots Four (4), Five (5) and Six (6) in Block Seven (7) in the City of Hope, Arkansas, in Hempstead County, Arkansas. TERMS OF SALE: On a credit of three months, the purchaser being required to execute a bond as required by law and the order and decree of said Court in said cause, with approved security, bearing'in- terest at the rate of six per cent per annum from date of sale until paid, and a lien being retained on the premises sold to secure the payment of the purchase money. Given under my hand this 10th day of December, A. D. 1943. J. P. BYERS, Commissioner in Chancery. Dec. 13 and 20, 1943. Still Free Country So She Took Swim Norfolk, Va. — M')— Police hurried to the dock where a woman, who had jumped into the Elizabeth river, was climbing out. "If you wanted to commit suicide, why did you swim to shore" one officer asked. "I didn't have any intention drowning myself," she replied. "Oh,' then, you must have fallen over instead of jumping." said the officer. "No, I didn't fall; I jumped,' returned the woman "Well, what . . . officer. "I just wanted to go swimming, the woman broke in. "It's a free country, isn't it?" exclaimed the tit* ¥*««• «li TO. c* Star THE WEATHER Arkansas: Partly cloudy today, tonight and Wednesday; slightly warmer today, slightly colder tonight; temperature 22 to 26 in north and 26 to 32 in south portion. 45TH. YEAR: VOL. 45—N6. 57 Star of Hope, Contolidattd 192*. HOP!, ARKANSAS, fUtSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1943 (AP)—Meon» AMoelot«d ff«tl_ -M*ons N«wspop«f Enttrprli* Asi'h PRICE 5c COPY Frankfurt urnmg ^ i'/J *& M Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN U.S.A., Anchor of the West Bolivia's 'Polish Corridor' The chief of police in Bolivia's capital holds a secret talk with an ambitious Opposition leader, next morning guns bark, the police fold up before the oncoming rebels—and a South American republic has a new government. Japs Flee South Bougainville Before Allies —War in Pacific .Washington, Dec. 21 (fP) Sec i rotary of the Navy Knox reported C Military Pace Is OK With Baby Camp Claiborne, La. (/P)— A woman drove up to the camp gate and demanded entrance. When she couldn't produce proper credentials, Private Jack Elliott, MP, told her she couldn't enter. In turning her car around the woman managed to get it stuck in a nearby ditch. She got out and handed Elliott a baby and explained that she didn't want to risk having the car turn over and injure her child. For better than a quarter of an hour while fellow MP's labored to get the car back on the road, Elliott paced up and down the road with the babe in his arms and his ordered military pace rocked the child to sleep. "I wonder," Elliott said, "what the provost marshal would suggest in a case like that?'/ Barley production last year was estimated at more than 426 million bushels. tomorrow C C o o (i Major Battle As Slavs Push Near Croatian Capital By EDWARD D. BALL London, Dec. 21 (/P)—The 250,000-man Yugoslav Parlisan army of Marshal Josip Broz (Tllo) announced today it had advnaced into the vicinity of the Croatian capital of Zagreb, in a campaign which London termed a major batllc. Tito's resilient forces were declared in London to be engaging nine.German and Ihree puppet divisions in the main fighting areas in addition to containing three to four Nazi divisions in sporadoc combats n the Istrian peninsula bordering Italy. The Germans and their merceneries were said to hav.e six divisions in Croatia, two on the Dalmatian coast .and four in the Mostar region, including the Prince Eugene S Elite outfit. Partisan, strategists, in'a secret meeting with high U. S. and British staff officers in Alexandria, "agreed fully 1 ; on plans for a mili- tary'campaign in'Yugoslavia. The Chetnik foj.ces of Gerj. Draja Mi- hajloyic, war minister 7 !:of King Ivan Ribar of * Tito's 'provisional government broadcast that "the in-exile must be deprived of all rights." The German radio said "armed bands" had been frustrated in landing attempts at the Dalmatian coast town of Omis near Split. The main fighting was near Zagreb, 70 miles east of Ljubljana on the Belgrade-Trieste railroad, Free Yugoslav radio, said that one j column of Tito's forces had entered the town of Kopinex, near the important Nazi-held base on Dec. 15, while another columns had occupied the town of Vojnic, 35 miles to the southwest, on the same day, MEETING POSTPONED Little Rock, Dec. 21 — (/P)— The scheduled meeting here tomorrow of the Arkansas Livestock Association has been postponed one week to allow time for receipt of addition offers for a permanent show site, Secretary Clyde E. Byrd announced. OCTOGENARIAN DIES Pine Bluff, Dec. 21 (/PjEdwin 1 Ryland, 86, who came here from his native Virginia in 1883, died yesterday at his home. A daughter and granddaughter survive. Thal's how it is done too manyl toda y thnt tho Japanese apparent- times In too many of our Latin I ' fleeing from the southern neighbor republics— which arc re- ' P art ° c Bougainville In an obvious effort to concentrate their forces further north on that island. "There is some evidence," he told a news conference, "that the enemy is evacuating the southern publics in name only. The Bolivian story, which "broke" on this page yesterday, is still contradictory and confusing. Victor Paz Estenssoro, the successful revolutionary, is reported to | P ar ' ° £u ^°" g j l1 i n j[!! 1< j.," nd , movin S be a Nazi sympathizer—but these reports originate in Argentina, which is unfriendly to the United Nations. Furthermore, Estenssoro's first official announcement was to say that Bolivia would continue her declared war against Germany and Japan, and would stand by the terms of the Atlantic Charter. Estenssoro is bound to be looked upon with suspicion for raising a revolt in a country already allied with the United Nations, yet the fact is that his predecessor was a military dictator named General Enrique Penaranda — and between the two the United States must suspend judgment, awaiting the actual turn of events in Bolivia. Much of the American and British tin supply comes from that country ... so we may not have to wait long to know where we stand. At some time or other in his career the new Bolivian leader told his constitutents that what landlocked Bolivia needed was a "corridor to the sea" . . .at the expense of Peru , or Chile. If he is serious , about this, then the charge that he js a Nazi sympathizer will have been borne out.by .his importing of the old ."pjpllsji ^corridor 1 ' war-cry up to the north by land." The secretary added that it "seems the very obvious thing" for the enemy to attempt to combine all of his forces on Bougainville where the task of cleaning up opposition has .been turned over by the marines to army forces under Maj. Gen. Oscar Griswold. None of the enemy's once strong air fields on Bougainville is usable now, Knox said. They are being cept out of action by constant U.S. jombing. The evacuation of the southern part of the island is under way not only by land but by barges op crating along the coast to carry roops to the north. The barges lave been subject to heavy attack Knox also reported, in a compi ation of aerial activity in the Pa cific during the week ending De cember 20, that a total of 71 missions were carried out. Nine were made upon Japanese positions in the Marshall islands where 19 enemy planes definitely were shot down and nine probably were destroyed. American losses were three planes. He reported that Japanese air iru sWyf*5Watever -its true facts, should shake the average citizen down to the hard realities now confronting the United States on a world-wide front. South of us is not one true repre sentatlvc republic—and the only Latin American nation with a gov ernment approximately as stable as our own, Argentina, is in open op position to us. Yet we are alliec with all these countries, save Ar gentina. opposilion in the Pacific is "negligible and very w.eak," •_.....By MORRIE LAND8BERG Associated Pres» War Editor The pressure of Allied land and air attacks forced the Japanese to retreat in the jungles of New Guinea and Bougainville amid indications today of a possible attempt to open up a second invasion front on the enemy's key base of New Britain. In China, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's soldiers broke into the Russians Plunge Within 50 Miles ....... , t of Poland Border London, Dec. 21 —(/P)—The ^Russian Baltic army, steadily expanding its breath in .the heavily-iorti- ied German line, has plunged down the east side of the Nevel- Vitebsk railway to within 20 miles of Vitebsk, Reuters reported today '^f^. —• — «•" "rom Moscow. This represented an advance of some 15 miles'for Gen. Ivan C. 3agramian's forces from their last reported position. His troops stand barely 50 miles from the old Polish and Latvian frontiers. The nearest approach to' Vitebsk was the railway station of Goro- dok, 20 miles north on the railway from Nevel. The German communique said Soviet pressure was increasing in the Vitebsk area and that northwest of Nevel, the Soviets launched unsuccessful attacks. In the Dnieper bend area, the Germans said the Russians had broken through southeast of Kirovo grad but had been dispersed or wiped out. Two days of Russian attempts to break through on the Nikopol bridgehead on the lower Dnieper and southwest of Dnepro- petrovsk were said by Berlin to have failed. ' • Bagramian's success in Northern Russia, threatening to disrupt the entire Nazi defense system south of Leningrad, had immediate repercussions on other sectors of the ong eastern front. Dispatches in- icaled lhal huge reinforcements he Germans are throwing into the 'evel battle were possibly being rawn from the Zhitomir-Korosten ront west of Kiev, if not further outh. Troops of the First Ukraine rmy, who successfully balked lazi Marshall Fritz Von Mann- tein's powerful,Jank drive in, the ;eiv bulge "ra^l'w'eek", 'were' back*in he Korosten sector yesterday,' Today's War Map •//'••A : V*. ^« RUSSIAN THI tag;!*** ^ , ATTLt L(NE MILES NOVGOROD*. . N lake//men U5 TARAYA RUSSAl MOSCOW , L Polotsk* /Vitebsk^ SOVIET RUSSIA OREL* SEVSK • KURSK POLAND Chemical City Is RAF Target for 2000Tons Bombs —Europe The thought to be impressed upon emy . s forward bases in the Rice .A TT O A t-Vimtnfsit*n t c" ** • _ Nearly 1,000,000 barrels of oil have been produced annually from Scotland's shales. '' iso Inc. VHE best tankful of gasoline you evec I had wouldn't be worth a hoot to a modern plane in combat. In fact, the performance of the mighty engines of these planes is only made possible by development of an entirely new fuel, made from petroleum. It is called simply "100-octane aviation gas." But it is a super-fuel in power <~and super-difficult to make. Yet oceans of this new super-fuel are being made, right now. Every refinery shown here is doing its part. So far in the war, one in every jour British gn4 American combat planes has flown on, aviation fuel from these refineries. To supply this need, we and our affiliates have so far built eight giant new "cat cracker" plants. Known technically as "fluid catalytic cracking units," they are designed around special, Esso developed processes. What they do to petroleum sounds almost like magic even to an oil chemist. // isjhiiple triitb tjjaj__»o_prqcess_or company_twjbe__world,_soJar__af we know, has ever surpassed the products these platits can- turn out^ Today, of course, this wonderful new fuel must all go to war. But when the war is over, these new plants will still be here^-your guarantee of the finest fuels in human history for your postwar cars and planes! (THIS MESS,tC,K HAS BEr.X REVIEWED IN fVLL a\' THE ARMY ASH XA\'Y, WHICH HAVE A'O OUJECTIOH TO ITS PUKUCATION) "., NOTE: for a free 16- page picture booklet ' t describing the newest Esso "cat crack" > ', er," write now toj , Mr. J. T. Rhodes,^,*, Division Mgr., 14|6 r ?p " ' ' Keeping Up With Ration Coupons Processed and Canned Foods: December 1 — First day for green stamps D, E and F m Ration Book 4. January 20 — Last day for green stamps D, E and F in Ration Book 4. Meat, Cheese, Butter and Fats: December }8 — Fjrst day for brown stamp Q in Book 3. December 26 — First day for brown stamp R in Book 3. January 1—Last day for brown stamps L, M, N, P and Q m Book 3. January 2—First day for brown stamp S in Book 3. Shoes: June 16 — First day for stamp 18 Book 1. Valid when used. November 1—First day for Air- Esso plane stamp when used. 1, Book 3. Valid Donaghey Buildin Little Rock, Ark. "I" AW4*«e TO (Etjp loborq(orie», N, STANDARD OIL OF LOUISIANA For Headline New Four Times a D pi Su»40y} - • • Listen to Your £«8 November 1 - First day for sugar stamp No. 29 in Ration Book 4. Good for five pounds January 15 - Last day tor , sugar stamp No. 29. Book 4. the U.S.A., therefore, is: Not only are we the anchor of all free institutions in the Western Hemisphere, but the peculiar condition of our own household (our Latin America cousins) should caution us against trying to enforce our own beliefs and prejudices upon Europe. One hears, from time to time, criticism of Secretary of State Cordell Hull because he has traded with certain United Nations mem- 1 bers (notably the Free French and the Italian monarchy) which were not true representative democracies. Such criticism is nonsense. Let's face the facts. The only true representative democracies in the whole legion of the United Nations arc the U.S.A. and Britain. We aren't seeking perfection just now. We are trying to win a war. And maybe that unexpected upheaval in Bolivia will help us to be more tolerant of allied groups whose aid we must have in Europe. McClellan Urges Support for Levy Plan New Orleans, Dec. 21 —(/Pj—Senator John L. McClellan of Arkansas, urging support for a $251,000 000 levee and floodway project on the Arkansas and White rivers Mississippi tributaries, told mem bers of the Mississippi Valley Flooc Control Assocaition here today to take advantage of the post war re habilitation period to get the job done. "It does not take an expert econ omist," he said, "to recognize tha our government cannot indefinite ly continue a policy of defici spending. That philosophy maj prevail in some high places ii Washington, but with it I do no agree. I am sure the day is com ing when this nation as a govern nent must live within its income We must get the job done in tha period when it may be necessary for the government to spend money Bowl area and threatened entrapment of Japanese forces between Lake Tungting and the Yangtze river. **Ng°Sber 22 - First day tor Up 9 coupons in A ration book, tor three gallons; Bl and K 0} coupons are good for two gal- 2, - Last day for No. loupons in A Ration Book. Fighting for control of the strategic Huon peninsula, bayonet- wielding Australian veterans rout ed the enemy south of the Masa wang river in northeastern Nev Guinea. Then they forded tanks and artillery across the stream a iree places in pursuit of Nippo ese remnants. The drive has car led the Aussies more than 15 mile orth of Allied-held Finschhafen. The quickening battle for th< Northern Solomons brought an American push five miles inlani rom the Empress Augusta bay icachhead on Bougainville island nd occupation of a high ridg iverlooking Torokina valley. Re onnaissance reports led militar; authorities to express belief the apanese are beginning to evacu- ite the southern part of Bougain- ille. The situation on the U. S. Sixth Army's beachhead at Arawe, New Jritain, appeared static after cap- ure of the enemy's bomb-torn emergency landing field for a hree-rhile gain. But the greatest bombing attack of the Pacific war, carried out 70 miles away on the southeastern tip, pointed up the possibility of further landings on e 300-mile long island. Cape Gloucester is an imporatnt barge supply point for the Japanese. Its occupation would give the Allies full control of the Vitiaz strait which separates New Britain and New Guinea. It also would sever a supply-reinforcement route to Japanese garrisons at Madang and Wewak, north of Finschhafen in New Guinea, Gasmata, on New Britain's south- central coast above Arawe, came in for another aerial pounding, this time from Australian-flown dive bombers and fighters which aimed for supply dumps and the airdrome. Allied planes also gave strong support to the advancing troops on New Guinea and Bougainville, and joined with P-T boats in sinking 25 additional enemy barges. Long-range bombers stepped up the aerial offensive against th" ront dispatches said, and had repulsed a series of sharp enemy as- aults. Previous reports said fight- pg in the bulge was centered in he area below Malin. Monday's action cost the Germans 600 men and 27 tanks in one sector alone, lie Moscow war bulletin said. ' Dispatches also revealed that the Russians were now exerting strong pressure from the southeast on Ki- :ovograd, Dnieper bend enemj jase, in an apparent drive to iso late that industrial center. The Rus sian communique said the Ger mans lost 1,200 men killed and 59 tanks destroyed in futile counter attacks there yesterday. A German military spokesmai was quoted by the-Stockholm news paper Dagens Nyheler as saying lhat the Germans had withdrawn troops from the Kiev bulge south ward toward Kirovograd, suggest ing Von Mannstein may have aban doncd his drive on Kiev. A Berlin broadcast, meanwhile announced the Germans had evac ualed Iheir bridgehead on the eas bank of the ice-bound Dnieper rive opposite the city of Kherson far to the south, and said an early assault against Kherson itself was anticipated by the German garrison. Moscow did not mention any ac- ivily in the Kherson salient. Adkins Opens Drive Against Horse Racing Little Rock, Dec. 21 — (/P)— An nitiated act to outlaw horse and og racing in Arkansas will be ponsored by Gov. Homer M. Adkins whose Racing Commission tverrode his objections and grant- id a 1944 permit to the Oaklawn Jockey Club, Hot Springs, the governor announced. i" Adkins said he would'...-assume NEA Service Telepnoto V Red Army troops have plunged nearly 20 miles in a five-day offensive on the Northern Front, driving within 40 miles of Poloisk, and toward the Latvian border. FDR Hopeful of Settlement in Rail Dispute Washington, Dec. 21 (^.President Roosevelt asserted today that assurances there would not be a AUJ H tV- 6 1 - 1 » *-* *•»••«»»••••«' «"" *rfrif**~* •" • --"•/ I-- 111 to aid in preventing or relieving un- i Japanese in^ the Marsnau employment following the war." In explaining the project he is backing, the senator said it is designed for a region in which, due to floods, only 25 per cent of the acreage has been placed in cultivation and in which the annual average flood damage is $20,000,- PR P*p Only One City Official Draws Opposition The filing deadline for prospective jity office candidates closed mid- light Saturday with only one incumbent alderman drawing opposit- on. In ward 2 incumbent Jessie 3rown will be opposed by Joe B. iutson. Those retaining offices without opposition include Aldermen W. E. White, Edwin Stewart, Dale Jones, :ity clerk and recorder, T. R. Bill- ngsley, and City Attorney, Steve Carrigan. The runoff primary will be held, Tuesday, February 1. ation of petitions to. place the act on the November 1944 general ele- ion ballot. Approximately 6,000 signatures are needed to initiate he proposal. The measure would repeal all egislative acts authorizing horse and dog racing and parimutuel bet- ing, the governor said. "The time is ripe for the people to have an opportunity to express themselves on the question of whether racetrack gambling is one of our state's goals," the governor asserted. "The supreme sacrifices being made on the battlefield have been shunted to one side to gratify the wishes of those favoring horse races and the St. Louis and Chicago owners of Oaklawn Jockey Club." The nine member Racing Commission, appointed by Adkins, granted the 1944 Oaklawn permit for February 28-April 1 yesterday after the governor appeared before it to ask that the permit be denied. The 1935 legislature legalized racing and parimutuel betting. A 10-year franchise was granted that year to the Oaklawn club. The franchise expires before the usual time for the 1945 races. The com mission granted the 1943 permit last winter over Adkins' objections. The 1943 racing receipts exceeded $315,000. Chairman ville, said the commission gave prime consideration to. "the first interest of the state and its institutions," and no "feeling of un friendliness" toward Adkins was intended by the decision to grant the permit. A dog track operated at West Morgenthau Warns Finance Group of Bill Washington, Dec. 21 — (/P) —Congress had from Secretary Mor - aaa w ^ _ gentliau today an outspoken warn- rr7nsportatio"ti" stoppage would' be ' ing that the Senate Finance Com- the best Christmas present the mittee's $2,100,000,000 tax bill ,as American people could get. He ex:-i now drawn .contains ^provisions pressed ' a '•'''•• hope~ :> ,that railway I that •"ppen-.the'-.way^to-trulyx.ex- By JUD6ON O'QUINN London, s Dec. 21 (/P)—Hundreds of RAF bombers gave Frankfurt its most crushing blow of the war last , night, raining 2,000 long tons of incendiaries, and explosives on the German chemical and armament ^ center. In this and subsidiary attacks the RAF lost 42 bombers. 1 The great air. offensive against * Germany reached a new intensity-*,' with these additional attacks in the ' last 24 hours: . - j- 1. RAF subsidiary formations attacked Manheim -Ludwigshafen, Mosquitoes stabbed at Western _j Germany' and Belgium and mines ] were laid in en.emy waters. 2. Heavy formations of American Liberators and Fortresses in daylight struck heavily at the German U-boat campaign by bombing Bremen. 3. American bombers based on the Mediterranean for the fifth time in recent weeks blasted the rail yards of Sofia, capital of war- weary Bulgaria, and Elevsis airfield near Athens. 4. American and British medium bombers spread destruction on targets in Northern France. The Allies lost more than 90 planes in the 24-hour operations. This includes 33 (counting 25 heavy bombers) over Bremen, 42 in the RAF sweeps including an unspecified number of heavies, 11 in the Italian-Blakah .area and six fighters over Northern France. Last night's RAF attack prob- executives and employes representatives could get together and work out a formula which would provide some wage increases. Mr, Roosevelt told a press-radio conference that discussions were under way toward setting up some sort of system under which rail employes would get time and one- half for overtime or the equivalent. Mr.- Roosevelt said that he had earned only a few months ago ha,t, unlike most, industrial workers, railway employes do not receive time and one-half for over- ime. He said that while perhaps 150,000 to 20,000 operating workers of the carriers were paid on a mileage basis, perhaps some plan could je developed -to give them what would amoUnt to time and a half. He said this might amount to four cents an ahour, in addition to an hourly wage increase of four cents already recommended for operating workmen by an emergency board. The president said he hoped an arrangement could be worked out within the framework of the stabilization law, which would be fair and equitable. He said a feeling existed that increases porposed for rail workers in both non-operating and opera- H. Highfill, Blythe- Natural rubber had been adapted to more than 35,000 uses before the war. :ortionate" war profits" and "holds he seed of a national scandal." : Morgenthay, holding one of his rare Monday afternoon news con- 'erences, first read a prepared statement rapping the House-approved bill as "extremely disappointing" from a revenue stand point and "equally unfortunate" iue to the recommended changes in the renegotiation law. Then, discussing the statement with special emphasis on renegotiation, the secretary declared that "the smartest thing business can do is to leave it alone — unless business executives want to spend the rest of their lives on Capital Hill appearing before.investigating committees." , Morgenthau added a hope that the holiday recess might lead Congress to reconsider "and give us a real revenue-producing bill." The measure now is pending before the Senate. "I'm still stickin' to $10,50,000,000" as the goal for additional revenue, Morgenthau replied to a question. "It's there, and they can get it." His statement singled out proposed renegotiation amendments that would eliminate manufacturers of "standard articles" from renegotiation and the retroactive exemption of subcontractors whose goods do not enter into final set- ting classifications by special emergency boards were not as great as might be necessary to compensate for increased living costs, particularly in comparison I m ^ e renegotiation so complex as with increases allowed in other m- tQ be pr a c ti c ally vmqorkable" and ably placed -Frankfurt in the category with 'Berlin,, Cologne, Ham- i ^ burg and : Kassel,_ as Germany's most bombed..cities. It ; was ..carried^, out in; netetdp'^trength by^a fot'ce'^' •which' ? possibly^numbered 800' ^ or „ more bombers. ,* HUge fires were left burning in .s the city of'more than a half mil- -v lion which already had been so badly devastated in 41 raids that a large proportion of the populace had'been forced to leave. Continuing the air offensive, a steady stream of medium and light bombers winged across the south- „ east coast towards France m day- . light today, backing up heavy assaults begun yesterday on what may well be German rocket gun emplacements. Mannheim -Ludwigshafen, twin cities on the Rhine where I. G. Farben industry has the largest chemi-- cat works in the world, have been subjected to at least six bombardments of 500 tons or more since the start of the war. They have been well up on RAF bomber command's list. The tonage dropped on Frankfurt last night approached the heaviest raid of the war — more than 2,300 tons rained pn Berlin-the night of Nov. 22 — and its effect on a city less than an eighth the size of the German capital must have jeen terrjfic. Frankfurt has been the target or British bombers on numerous occasions, but last night's raid was he third major attack (more than tlement, He asserted the changes "will dustries. Memphis for several seasons but no permits have been sought since the outbreak of the war. MacArthur May Return to Capital Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 21 (UP) —The Indianapolis Star in a dispatch from Washington reported today indications that Gen Douglas Mac Arthur may return to Washington for conferences in March. The report quoted travelers re- o __ turned from Australia who said i n a ll of the graphic arts Indus- Further Cuts in Newsprint Ordered Washington, Dec. 21 — OT— The War Production Board has ordered deep cuts in the 1944 use of paper by newspapers, magazines, book publishers and commercial printers. The restrictions are designed to save 1,250,000 tons of paper in 1944. Consumption of paper has been running far ahead of pulp production, the WPB said. The new order w.ill reduce consumption to match the estimated production rate and will cost the government "large amounts" in money already recap tured. inventory WPB said re- are Army air force units, in two day of attacks, blasted Mill atoll with 30 tons of bombs. Navy search planes raided shipping in the Western Marshalls. The Japanese retaliated with ineffective raids on Tarawa, in- the American-won Gilberts, and on the main base of the 14th Army Air Forge. Mac Arthur was making tentative plans for the trip. The Star added that Lt. Gen. Walter Kreuger, commander of U. would take over S. sixth army, Mac Arthur's command if he should leave the southwest Pacific. BAGS 2 DEER WITH CAR Pierce Bridge, N. H. — UP — Frederick Le Clair has bagged two deer so far this season and he has not had to fire his gun yet. On both occasions deer crashed into his car, causing minor damage but plenty of venison. Dustless coal is dustless primarily because soap is used to emulsify the oil sprayed on the coal to keep dust down. preserve present serves, which the dangerously- low. tries, the reductions ordered follow recommendations made by the industry advisory committees. The newspaper publishing industry's total allotment of paper in the first quarter of 1944 will be reduced 23.6 per cent, to effect a U.S. Tonker Sunk in Gulf of Mexico New Orleans, Dec. 21 — (IP)— Members of a navy armed guard crew told today of spending more than 50 hours in lifeboats upon the choppy waters of the Gulf of Mexico after an enemy submarine sank their tanker with two torpedo hits early this month. Ten men are missing of 80 who were aboard. It was the first such torpedoing in the gulf since early April when a small Norwegian merchant ves sel was sunk. Jack H. Dodendorf, gunner's mate 3rd class, of Columbus, Neb. said "I was sound asleep when the first torpedo hit. It struck forward, exploding in a dry cargo hold. "When I reached the deck there was no confusion and the sub was nowhere in sight. I ran back below and grabbed my picture of my saving of 205~,709 tons from the j girl j scrambled topside. We still 869,296 tons used by the industry , couldn't see the sub." in the first quarter of 1941, the base period for estimating allocations. BATHROOM FOR RENT Columbia, S. C. —UP— According to a Columbia newspaper want ad. Columbia is so congested people may be willing to sleep in a tub. The ad read, "Nicely furnished, steam-heated bathroom, convenient to town and busline." NOW 'HIGGINS BOAT HARRY 1 In the South Pacific — UP — "Washing Machine Charlie" and Reveille Joe," Jap planes of Gua dalcanal fame, have a successor in "Higgins Boat Harry," according to a marine combat correspondent. "Harry" is said to resemble his namesake at a distance, though he presumably navigates a higher strata. 500 tons) by the RAF. The city, mportant inland port and rail center has been heavily attacked in daylight by American heavy bomb's. The Frankfurt attack wa.s the RAF's fourth major operation of a month which has seen -Berlin bombed twice in strength and Leipzig once, Losses to date for DOT cember total 136 aircraft. The RAF was over' Germany' "in very great strength" the air ministry said, using the term the RAF reserves for its heaviest attacks. Mosquitos bombed western Germany and Belgium. Forty-two RAF planes were lost. First reports indicated the bombr ing of Frankfurt, center of chemical and armament industries, was effective. Large fires were left burning.,The Germans previously had reported last night's attack was in the southwestern region where American bombers from the Mediterranean theater struck Sunday at Augusburg and the Brenner Pass rail route at Innsbruck. By German account, the RAF caused damage and losses to the civilian population in the districts hit. The Nazis asserted that a number of RAF planes were shot down by intense "flak" in the starlit night. American Fortresses and Liberators had a big day yesterday m Stabbing a body blow at the Nazi U-boat effort by loosing a cargo of high explosives and incendiaries on the port of Bremen in Northwest Germany. The corted American by swarms bombers, cs- of fighters, knocked down 40 Nazi planes while losing 25 heavy bombers and eight (Continued op Page Two)

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