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MOM STAR, HOP I, ARKANSAS Tuesday, Tucto'ay, December 21,1943 HOPE STAR, HOPt, ARKANSAS w Russian Blows Will Hasten General Nazi Retreat Social and P ertofia I Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Phone 768 Between 8 *, m. and 4 p. Comment Written Today and oved by Telegraph Cable. 1 —During the tempor- |>ary absence of DeWitf *Mac- <t ,-Kenzie, this" coliimnj'is being * cbndtte^ed by Williarp Frye^f *," the, Washington bureau). , FRYE Press War Analyst gf eat "Red "Army "offensive 1 §Bmg southwest of Nevel, <?to the Russians along the entire front. That calls for some line-tightening by the {Jermans. It calls for it particularly because the Nazis are scraping the bottom of the manpower barrel, and cannot replace their lost divisions with equally strong fighting units. Already men past 40 have been thrown into action on the! Russian front, ^sufficient indication of Germany's manpower Straits. The figure of 300 divisions still is used'for German army strength, but many of them are no longer first rate divisions. All of this points to the likelihood that the Nazi high command will pull back, partly by plan but obviously as the result of "Russian pressure,-to a line.pegged on Riga in the north and the Dniester river in the south. By shortening their line that much, the Nazis probably could man the RussiaYi .front with 30' less divisions, and even more important than the manpower saving be freed of the headache of supplying nearly 500,000 men. That Jine is not particularly New Carriers Now Attacking Marshall* its ' immediate tactical I strong naturally, and it is ques clearly a major 'blow ^5rffle<KeVerifually" at collapsing the left flank. ' ' . moreover,-in all likelihood ,et first of a series Of winter •by the Russians calculated- up considerably the prob- [tention of the'German staff {to fwiflidraw by spring to .the ' so"~ iga-Odess'a line. ' <..'• • - fpower of this •northern lunge bated by German confession ses long before "the Russians ied progress, or "even admit'- drive had started. And the S probably expect to keep with growing momentum, I fie Red Army, reaching the Baltieghas relieved the long siege . of JLeriingrad and isolated Finland from Her Nazi ally. •'<> There is in some.WashingtonjCir- -clds a rather strong belief that thei ""main" Russian show, presum- abjy timed to coincide with invasion cTt Western Europ_e, is still to Come,"and will come in the south, % afrped, through the Ukraine and ^'^tovfraro^ Rumania. Such an offen- 'sivfc pjtobably will be launched. jit' But,'that should not minimize the J5" importance of the push already *j-undertaken in the- north.- The truth fvis jhat the Germans probably used S«iipftheir last real armored striking Ss.lorce ;in the counterattacks in the *'Ki<?v .bulge, and now that those 'haie failed, have lost the initiative tibnable how long the Germans could' hold it. But they probably could Count on at least two-months breathing space to consolidate it before the Russians could construct siifficient transportation facilities through 1 Nazi-devastated regions to supply'another major offensive. Spring Hill Loses twin-Bill to Guernsey 'The Guernsey Bluedevil. basketball team won its 3 straight game last Friday, downing Spring Hill 27-15.-The contest ^was hard fought all the way. Martin, SpringHill was the outstanding player and was constant threat to the Bluedevils. Thomas, Guernsey •center, took scoring honors with 6 points, 'followed by Butler of Spring Hill with 6. In a second contest the Guernsey 'seconds nosed but Spring Hill 17-16. Heading for action, on a southwest'Pacific combat mission, two of the Navy's most modern, hard-hitting anciaft carriers are pictured framed by the dual-purpose guns of i- big U. S. Warship. Thev are of the 25,000-ton Essex Class, • wh^h have, spearheaded task force , on Jap island out- po*ts from Wake to Rabaul and are now-engaged in .the assaults on the Maiiuaif Islands and Nauru, '"•...(US .Navy photo.) 666 TABLETS; SALVE, NOJI DROPS *! ???* -**~ " -IV" *""'•' "" F" * *• ' Chemical City (Continued B rom Page One; .. ori POULTRY AND PRODUCE . O -7— Chicago, 1 Dec. 21 —(/P)— Poultry | ing. approximating 700,000 shares. fighters. ., The American, airmen flying four miles high in temperatures 50 degrees below zero, found visibility excellent over Bremen, .it was announced, despite German attempts to shroud the big port under a rolling smoke screen. Until last ngiht,.the major force of RAF heavy bombers had been idle since the night of Dec. 16 when they cast 1,500 long tons of bombs on battered Berlin at a cost Of'30 bomber's. Since'•the, first of the month, the RAF had_, carried out two live; firm 1 cars 25 trucks; ' leghorn hens 24; leghorn chickens 23; rodsters 19. : ST. LO.UIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., Dec. 21 (IP)— Hogs, -.29,000; slow; 200 Ibs up steady but liberal number unsold; some -weaker on 180-190 Ibs; light weights steady > to 15 lower mostly 25' lower; • top : and Most bonds and trailed with stocks. commodities Delight Her A Bag early bulk good and choice 200-270 Ibs 13.70; 280-325' Ibs 12.50-13.25; 170- >90 Ibs 12.25-13.25; 140-160 Ibs 13.85-12.00; 120-140 Ibs 9.85-11.00 light pigs down to 7.0; good sows 7.5011.75. Cattle, 5,000; calves, 1,200; -inquiry slow on 'moderate supply steers-, around 40 loads being offered; heifers and mixed yearlings opening about steady on small killer accounts co%vs slow with, relatively liberal number • on 'sale; bulls and yearlings steady; medium and good sausage and beef buls 9.50-11.25; good and choice vealers 15.25; medium and good 12.75-14.00; nominal range slaughter steers 9.75-16.00; slaughter heifers 9.00-15.50 stocker and feeder steers 8.00-13.25. • Sheep, 3,500; receipts include two doubles fed wool lambs, two doubles southwest clipped lambs and balance trucked in lambs and ewes; market not fully established; few lots mostly choice wooled lambs about steady at 14.75. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, Dec. 21 — (/P)— Wheat and rye futures backed down more than a cent below previous closing levels after a higher 'opening today as a result of selling by local houses and scattered liquidation. Oats and barley also were lower. The market snowed little rallying power and talk of lower than ex- NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 21 (/P)— Cotton futures sagged more than $1 a bale today under flurries of New Orleans selling, hedging and commission house offerings. Late values were off 85 cents to $1.15 a bale, Mch 19.41, May 19.15 and Jly 18.92. Futures closed 90 cents to $1.25 a bale lower: Mch high 19.03 . low 19.38 — close 19.40-41 off 18 , May high 19.39 — low 19.14 — close 19.15-16' off 19 Jly high 19.13 — low 18.90 — close 18.93 off 18 Oct (new) high 18.94 — low 18.67 — close 18.68 off, 22 DecV:(ne>v> ' •high'18.80 —-low 18.80 — close . 18.57N off 25 , Middling 'spot 20.27N off 18. N-nominal. NEW ORLEANS COTTON New Orleans, Dec. 21 (IP)— Cot ton futures closed barely steady 80 cents to $1.00 a bale lower here to day. ; Mch high 19.79 — low 19.54 — closi 19.57 off 16- f! 1 May high 19.59 — low 19.32 — cloS.i 19.35 off 19 Jly high 19.34 — low 19.08 — close 19,12 off 18 Oct high 18.99 — low 18.68 — closi 18.75-76 off 18 Dec high 18.65 — low 18.65 — closi 18.63B off 20. B-bid. Spot cotton closed quiet 80 cent a bale lower. Sales 639; low mid dling 15.77, middling 19.42, goa middling 19.87, receipts 6,300, stoc pected ceiling prices on hard wheat as well as the possibility of diminishing feeding demand has been a depressing influence on the market. At yesterday's close, May $1.65 2-3, July $1.63 1-4 to 7-8, oats finished unchanged to 5-8 off, May 79 1-2, rye ended the day with losses of 1-4 to 1 1-2, May $1.24 7-8 to $1.25, and barley closed 7-8 to 1 1-8 lower, May $1.22 3-8. Cash wheat, none. Corn No. 4 yellow 1.12 1-2; sample grade yellow 99 3-4 1.00 3-4; oats, No. 2 white 83 1-4; sample grade white 80 1-4. barley, malting 1.25— 1.45 nom. 219,954. Rail Dispute Acute, Strike Date Discussed ff$ Buy War m Bonds and *S Stamps Choose the type of Bag she likes. If she likes to have all her possessions with her all of the time . . . give her a great big "hold-all" type. If she has a habit of losing everything be sure it has a top handle. If she's miniature si?e select a neat- little Bag. But do give her a Bag! 2.98 and 3,98 Rephan's Fritndly Store" Buy War 3? i| Bonds and K Stamps *]* NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec, 21 (ff) Financial markets today generally shifted gears into reverse. Stocks, after five successive sessions without an average loss, turned irregularly lower following a fairly steady opening and, while scattered specialities managed to pontest the trend with moderate success, losses of fractions to a point or so were widely distributed near the close. Dealings slackened, with transfers for the full proceed- other heavy raids, one on Bedlin the night of Dec. 2 and one on Leipzig the following njght. a total of 1,500 long tons of explosives were • dropped during both these raids. During the night the German air force again tried to retaliate. A few bombers were over various sections of England, giving London a half-hour alert. It was announced they had dropped bombs in southeastern regions, causing some damage and a number of casualties. As a result of the Sunday raids on Innsbruick and Augusburg, Nazi war traffic through the Brenner Pass was said to have been forced to a standstill. It was the first attack from the south on Augusburg, important rail junction 20 miles from Munich. A Aurich dispatch to Stockholm's newspaper Dagens Nybeter said the Innsbruck railway station had been destroyed. By JOSEPH A. LOFTUS i Washington. De.c. 21 —(/P)— The railroad wage crisis became more acute today as leaders of a million nonoperating employes hefted the strike weapon which their operating unions, which had hoped until yesterday that Congress would uphold their wage demands before Christmas, decjded to summon their chiefs to consider setting a strike date. Their meeting today coincided with a resumption ol mediation conferences, opened Sunday by President Roosevelt, between the 'five operating brother hoods and the carriers. The nonoperating groups (clerks, telegraphers, etc.) have taken a strike vote but have withheld the returns so far. Their growing im patience was reflected in a re mark of George M. Harrison, pres ident of the Brotherhood of Rail way Clerks, after the president hai called a conference without includ ing his group of nonoperating lead ers. "Maybe," said Harrison, pays to get tough." The House Interstate Commerce Committee yesterday postponed action until January 10 on the Senate-approved resolution validating an 8-cent hourly wage increase which an emergency board recommended but which Stabilization Director Fred M, Vinson vetoed. The carriers have signed a contract to pay the 8-cent increase. The unions originally asked 20 cents. The operating brotherhoods were awarded 4 cents an hour, or 32 cents a day. instead of the $3 minimum increase they asked. Mediation discussions now center around possibilities of supplementing the 4 cents by some concessions other than increases in the base wage. The president and War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes held a hall-hour conference with the five liefs yesterday, but no conclu- ons were reached. The House committee ordered a ubcommittee to draft nn amend- nent to the railway labor act ex- mpting railway controversies rom the stabilization act, thereby ullifying Vinson's veto power in uch cases. Transportation Director Joseph }. Eastman warned in a press con erence statement that a railroac Irike "could do more harm to the ,var effort" than anything the enemy might do. lie said the cai workers had a legal right to strike but "in my opinion they could no strike and remain good citizens. 1 -Ie said, however, he had "a grea :aith" in the railroad workers and believed they would not "ruin" their record of helping to speed victory because they don't like wage decisions. While asserting that travel congestion this winter will be the "worst we've had in the war," Eastman said rationing of tickets would be avoided "except as a last resort. 1 ' Yanks Gain 2V2 Miles Italy; Take Mountain By WEST GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 21 (/P) — American Fifth Army-forces have lunged forward two a,rid a half miles in a snow storm to capture 2,600-foot ML Spinuccio, while U. S. 15th Air Force heavy bombers escorted by long-range fighters attacked Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and an Athens airfield, it was announced today. In a companion drive, Gen. Sir Berneard L. Montgomery's Eighth Army forces pushed ahead in "stiff fighting" toward Tollo in the central sector of the Adriatic front, improving their, positions near Ortona, the Allied headquarters com- munique added. German resistance was said to be increasing. Allied planes shot down 28 enemy lanes in the twin attacks on Sofia ailroad yards and the Elevsis air- ield hn Greece and in other opera- ions which included fighter-bomb- r raids on rail and motor targets n the Rome area. Eleven Allied planes failed to return. This brought the Luftwaffe osses in two dajte sky battles to 71 planes plus three more shot down .by American anti-aircraft 'ire during two German attacks on newly-captured San Pietro, Another announcement said that 16 Youths in Sicily Nabbed for Sabotage By WES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 20 —(/P)~r .Sixteen young Italians, including a wealthy 22 year»old fir land a peotry-dabbling 19- year- old- youth, are awaiting ti-ial at Trapanl, S i c ily, on charges they sought to sabotage the Allied war effort and reestablish secret Fascist cells, the American counter., intelligence corps has disclosed. The girl, Maria D'All, a former Rome University law student who belonged to many Fascist youth organizations and was described as a member of one of the wealthiest families In Italy, was accused of financing the plot. Her father, who held a high rank in the Fascist party at Trapani, disappeared before the counter-intelligence corps broke up the group. The leader of the organization was .identified as Calaldo Gram- mntico, 19, a former section cheif of''the Gioventu Italiana Del Lit- torio, Fascist .youth organization, who expressed his hatred of the Americans and British in poems he wrote on the side. Authorities said he admitted having cut communication lines on two occasions. One of the accused, Pietro Cardillo," 28, who had been employed as cheif clerk of the Fascist or- [anization In Trapani since 1939, vas said to have confessed the group planned an armed revolt. First indications some anti-Allied organization had been formed in Trapani became apparent Oct, when mimeographed bulle- McClellon ^continued From Page One) 000. It involves 31 projects on iho Arkansas river and -six on the White and would, he said, reduce flood losses 50 per cent, make possible storage and conservation of water, the production of art abundance of electrical energy saleable without loss at low cost and the development of industries to process the raw materials of the region. It would bring extended navigation, further conservation of wild life and recreational facilities, he said, but, more importantly, would provide 500,000,000 manours of labor for war workers and returning soldiers. "Those of us who believe in a sound governmental economy are anxious that we avoid if possible in the post-wnr period a repetition of the quality and kind of so-called made-work-projects that thrived in the days of the depression under the VVPA policies and program. Jy the prosecution of such work we can make certain that another WPA era of wasteful government spending will not occur." SLAYER GETS LIFE Van Duron, Dec. 21 —(if)— . A Ciawford circuit court Jury fixed Mimnlo Huffslcller's punishment at life imprisonment yesterday after the 'll-yenr-old Vnn Bureau mnn pleaded guilty to first degree murder in connection with the fatal beating of his brother-lii'lnw, Henry Ellis, rienr Kibler last Oct. 4. ' . : ;v v 14,: when mimeographed bulletins were posted on the city walls, protesting against prevailing conditions, denouncing President Roosevelt and ending with .the words, "long live revolutionist Sicily." The arrests revealed later the secret group was called, "the committee of those faithful to Fascism." An intelligence officer said the plot was discovered by a civilian informant of the corps, who wrote a note in imperfect English to the effect the group had prepared an nrrhed revolution for Oct. 28, that LibraryNotes Beginninge Wednsday, December 22, the Hempstead County Library will be closed one week in observance of the holiday season according to Miss Elsie Weisenberger, librarian. The room will re-open Wednesday, December 29 at 9 a. m. MAN, HIT BY CAR, DIES Gillham, Dec. 21 —(/I 1 )— I-I. J. Hendricks, 64, died in a DcQucen lospital last night soon after bciny struck by an automobile as he at- .empted to cross a street here. His widow and a son survive. what sort of home could you re build after Afire? Better check uo '.>••-, with Roy Andersojl & Companyt Phone 810 Hope, Arkansas ..-"• I N S U R A N C E c Social Calendar Tuesday, Decembep 21gt, . .1 The nnntlal Christmas part? for members of the Amercinn Legion Auxiliary will be held nt the home of.Mrs. Bill Smith, 3 o'clock, with .^Mt'Si C. P. Tolleson, associate hostess. Mrs. R. E. Jackson will give the Christmas story. The Service class of the First Clfrislinn Church will observe their f annual Christmas party with a taan- "quct at the Barlow, 7:45 p. m. Mrs. Jim McKenzic and Mrs, Roy Allison will be hostesses to members of the Cosmopolitian club at the 1 home o£ the former, 7:45 ffo'qlock. Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Prfdgitt, Sr. and Mrs. O. B* Thompson and family at Columbus. Dr. Padgltt is employed as a research chemist for Ethyl corporation, Baton Rouge. Mrs. Padgltl is connected with Louisiana Slate University where she is supervisor of the Department of Classified Personnel and is on the staff of the Bureau of educat ionnl research. Miss Enola Alexander of Forrest City and Miss Martha Ann Alexander, sophomore at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge : Presbyterian AuxllHary Meets for* Special Service , fylcclirig . in IhcPhilathea room Monday,afternoon, members of the ^Women's Auxiliary of the First "Presbyterian church'heard an im- prqssive program in keeping with tho Yulelidc season. following a brief business session farhilinr carols were sung by the group. As program chairman, Mrs. 9L. >A. Foster introduced Mrs. R. E. 'Jackson, who told a Christmas stoVy, "The Second Christmas." Special joy gifts were brought by a large membership attending. will be holiday guests parents, Dr. and Mrs. Alexander. of their W. R Mrs. W. P. Singleton is leaving today for West Point, New York to be the guest of her son, Cade Robert Singleton, for Chrlstma: week. Before returning she wil spend several days in New Yorl City. PFC Foy Hammons, Jr. of th< Pcndlclon, Oregon, Army Air Bas is visiting his parents, Mr. ani Mrs. Foy Hammons. Miss Rogina Basye has gone I Cyrstal Lake and Whcalon, 111. fo a two-week visit with friends. it 'possessed large stores of arms arid war material and had been in contact with Fascists by wireless. The American agents conducted an-extensive investigation and arrested Grammatico, Maria D'Ali and 26 others, but 12 were later parceled for lack of evidence. Some of'"the accused carried copies of radio speeches by Adolf Hitler. About 10,000 women are ployed in U. S. petroleum fineries. em- re- FALSE TEETH OWNERS »^ CAN LOOK YOUNGER —BY WEARING YOUR PLATES [VIM DAY —HELD COMFORTABLY SNUG THIS WAY Face-linos sag—wrinkles form—when plutcs remain unworn. Avoid this—hold phitcs firmly all day, every day with* thia "comfort-cushion," u dentist's formula. ' • I. Dr. Wernet's pinto powder forms soothing "comfort-cushion" between plate and gums—lets you enjoy solid foods, avoid embarrassment of looso plates. Helpa prevent soro gums. XjWorld'a largest selling plate powder. All druggltK—304. Recommended by dentistafor30y*«ri 3. Dr. Wernet's powder is economicil;' a very small amount lasts longer, ''/• 4. M:ule of whitest, cottliest ingredient . —so pure you eat it in ice cream*' , Pleasant tasting. ,i Money back If not cfeflgfemf Dr. Wernet's powder RECOMMENDED BY MORE DENTfSTSTHAN ANY OTHER! Richard Arnold Is Party 'Ho'ptess Mrs. Richard Arnold was hostess? nl a Christmas party at her coijntry home lust evening. The living room and dining room were striking in . their decorations of ^rcd berries, green leaves, and glowing candles. At one end of tha room a lighted Christmas tree reached the ceiling. following an hour of pleasant conversation, a delicious desert •course was served 'with tea to the ^following friends: Miss Mable Sm'ithy... Mrs. P. A. Gather, Mrs. Bill DeLoney, Miss Katherinc Mac SinwvBr Mrs. W. R. Moscley, Mrs. J. "O. 'Andrews, Mrs. Dcnman WyUc,"And Mr.s..J.'M. Arnold. City-Officials are Special Guests at ETaTJquet Mjunbers of the Hope Fire dcpart- mcnW'Ontertained ' their families with their annual holiday dinner at klhe station last evening. ^ The; decorations were in keeping with the festive holiday seson. A delectable turkey dinner was served ai a long damask-covered table with a centerpiece of poinscllitis, nanUina berries, and sprays of 9b:imboo, Mr. and Mrs. James Embree were presented with handsome gifts during the affair. Fifty-seven attended including all city ^officials. ,, Sgl. Ernest A. Porter of For Leonard Wood, M'o., has arrive for a brief visit with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Will Porter. E. W. Davis, USNR, .and Mr Davis of Corpus Christi, Texas ai Christmas-week guests of relative and friends in Hope. Money Muncher With a fondness lor chewing up dollar bills which should go for w»r stamps, the "Squander Bug" will soon leer at you from posters and newspaper cartoons, to remind you that unnecessary buying keeps his tummy—and inflation—on the increase. Hollywood Unity Baptists to Dedicate Church Sunday The Unity Missionary Baptist Church, organized here September 18, 1938, will hold formal dedlcat- on services Sunday, Dec. 26, it was announced today. The church, organized only 5 years ago, is now free of debt. An effort Is being made to have all former pastors and participants n the organization present. The principal sermon will be delivered; sy a former pastor, the Rev. Z.f.Wi Swafford. $.".:'; The all-day program will start at 10 a. m. with prayer and song service. Tho present pastor vVill preach at 11 a. m., and the Re.\;. Swafford will conduct the afternoon sermon at 2:30. The church is located at 511 South Elm Street. The public is invited to attend the ceremonies. Mildred Harris. She was the first, wife of a pioneer movie comic named Charles Chaplin, who still rates headlines when he marries. She's in "The Story of Dr. Wassell," — not starred, but in it, Pola Negri. A wow girl of the 1920's, European actress Pola made her come-back as a comedienne in "Hi Diddle Diddle" — and still shows plenty of spirit it not so much wow. Shirley Temple.' She was— your big sister can tell you — the baby doll of the last decade. She's a big girl now, fifteen, and she's fast getting glamour. She's in the big time again in "Since You Went Away." Boston '—UP— When two friends went to a recuirtlng office to enlist in the navy, Patrick J. Tobin went along, too, and, "as a lark," enlisted with them. That was back ift 1910 and Tobin is stilt in' the navy — a chief bandmaster with 33 years of naval service to his* credit. * . l_-_L-..-HJI .U.-J-j 1 -•----.. ' for the Boys." Orson Welles, Mar- lenc Dietrich, W. C. Fields, Charles Boyer and a raft of others (but hot George Raft) play themselves as U.S.O. tourists. Raft, like Zoi-ina and Grace MacDonald, plays somebody else. : Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Wcisenberge and Miss Elsie Weisenberger ai entertaining the following relatives this week: Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Huchabcc and children of Houston, Capt. and Mrs. Royco Weisenberger and children of Fort Custer, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Weisenberger and son of Scott City, Kansas. The Rev. and Mrs. Dale F. Taylor and son of Arkadelphia were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Osborn. Miss Frances Jane Osborn, who attends Ouachita college, will remain for the holidays with her parents. Rephan's Last Minute Shopping Suggestions ROBES 6.95 795 2.98 Cooling ant) Going DrP-tmd Mrs. Frank L. Padgitt will arrive Friday morning to spend Christmas with their parents, Communiques First Class petty officer, Glen Parker, stationed with the Navy Seabces at Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Va,, is spending Christmas with l\is wife and mother, Mrs. C. C. Parker. American motor torpedo boats, which gained fame in the Paqific, teamed up with British craft to fight a vigorous night action Dec. 18 off the island of Elba with two Nazi destroyers on which torpedo hits were probably scored. Apparently trying hard to keep their Blakan satellites from being bombed out of the war,' the Germans threw large number's of fighters into the air. Fighting American infantrymen, who have been ceaselessly attacking for several days, swarmed up the slopes of Mt. Spinuccio, two and a half miles west of recently- taken Lagone, under severe conditions. All of the mountains in this area are covered with snow and many of them tower above 3,000 feet. On the remainder of the Fifth Army front, only patrol activity was reported. The American attacks on Sofia and Athens followed powerful aerial blows, aimed from bases in this theater of operations, on Augs- aurg in Germany and Innsbruck in Austria both of which are on the Brenner Pass route, vital to the ally. Brisk air combats with en supply' of Nazi forces in Italy. Brisk air combats with, enemy interceptors were reported by today's. Allied communique to have taken place in yesterday's American Balkan raids. Ladies' Chenilles - - - Men's Robes Children's Chenille and Rayon Satin Robes House Shoes A large and multi-colored selection of Gift House Slippers . . , 98c and 1.98 " Girls' House Shoes, Sizes 81/2 to 3 ... 1.29 NEW SAENGER -NOW- Pi'c. James McCullough has been transfcrcd from Sheppard Field, Texas to Hamilton Field,-.Calif; , •; Hf "'• ' .-<.>. Curtis E. Horton of Hope, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Horton of Goosccreek, Texas, has arrived at Fort Sill, Okla. to receive 17 weeks of basic training. He was inducted into the army at Camp Robinson, Ark. November 6, 1943. By ROBBIN COONS Hollywood — A little wink, as the advisers to the love-lorn might remark, can lead to a pretty lot of familiarity. That's how it all started, if memory serves. With a little wink. Some forgotten heroine in some forgotten silent movie winked it, over the hero's shoulder, in the fade-out clinch. She winked it at the audience, corning right out of the story to take the fans into her confidence. And from this innocent beginning, the screen's familiarity with I the customers out front lias grown to its present pretty pass. Your dream girl or boys is just as likely as not to step out >of character, in the middle of a scene, and toss a wisecrack at you or ask your advise about what to do next. It was funny when one of the Marx brothers did it some time back, asking you how on earth this scene got by the Hays office, but then it was a novelty, and you expected zaniness from the Marxes. But now it's almost as common as that other innovation, adoptee from the horse operas, of casting screen stars as themselves. You always expected Gene Autry to play a cowboy named Gene Autry and Roy Rogers a cowboy named Roy Rogers. But when Lucille Bal in "Best Fool Forward" plays i Hollywood movie actress namei Lucille Ball, somehow it strains il lusion, which is what the movie have for sale. There's been a rash of this let's Tt.QHNICO.lORI Starts Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Foster of Blevins have received a letter from their son, Pfc. John W. Foster, who stated that he participated in the battle of Tarawa. The letter was dated December 6. Pfc. Foster is in the U. S. Marine corps. PLEASANT SURPRISE New York — UP — Miss Mary Jane O'Donovan-Rossa, American Red Cross w'orker, and Sgt. Fred G. Schwarz, meeting at a Manchester, Eng., Red Cross club, played "Where are you from" with surprising results. Both New Yorkers, according to a local Red Cross chapter, they discovered that they had lived in the same house — Miss O'Donovan-Rossa from 1925 to 1937, and Sergeant Schwarz during 1942. bc-ourselves business on the scree this past year, due" mainly to th cycle of all-star musicals that be gan with "Star Spangled Rhythm, letting everybody in, in a chumm way, on the alleged off-screen personalities of Paramount's great ones. Bing and Bob, Dottic and Paulette and all the. rest were there, playing Bing and Bob and Dottie and Paulotte, with only Vic- Lor Moore, Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton playing other people. Bet they felt slighted, having to act. Metro's "Thousands Cheer" teems with experts in illusion, mostly playing themselves at a giant U.S.O. show. This is a logical place, of course, for them to use their own names, — and the same is true of "Stage Door Conteen" and the forthcoming "Hollywood Canteen." Warner's "Thank Your Lucky Stars" followed the novel (in the circumstances) procedure of having its celebrities appear doing things they'd never dream of doing in their own pictures (like Bette Davis's jitterbugging) but there the jolt to illusion was even greater. Now Universal has one of the step- right- up- and- call- me- Kid epics on the fire in "Three Cheers Hollywood — New names have een popping out in the movie news itely, names the youngest gener- tion of movie fans probably never card. This then is for that young- st generation — s,o they'll get cquainted. Here's somebody named Mary ickford. She's a very little wom- n who just paid a whopping price or a stage play called "Junior /liss," something like $350,000. She vill produce it for the screen. In our pop's day this Mary Pickford vas the greatest name in pictures, verybody's favorite star. She ilayed little girls with long golden ;urls, long after she was grown up and twice married, and she was America's Sweetheart" and "Our Wary" and lived in a white man- ion with an equally big star named Douglas Fairbanks (Doug, Jr.'s dad) was more spotlighted than 3etty Grable's with Harry Jarnes oday, and when their marriage jroke up it was headlined over the world. Mary's present husband is harles (Buddy Rogers, one-time movie star and orchestra leader, now in war service. Mary hasn't starred in a picture herself since 1933, but has kept active in movie life. And here are two sisters — Lillian and Dorothy Gish. They're from the same era as Mary Pickford, and all once worked for a famed early director named David Wark Griffith. But the "Gish girls" left pictures and did right well on the stage. Lillian came back on "Commandos Strike at Dawn" and with Donald O'Conor in "Top Man," but her main interest seems to be a picutre she .wrote based on the life of Griffith. She calls it "Silver Glory," and it's the life of this same Griffith, a man who had great influence in raising movies from cheap mellers to today's "epics." This Griffith is here today too, but Hollywood hasn't had joMfor him. Dorothy Gish came to play the mother role in "Oui Hearts Were Young and Gay." Here's a handsome chap named Nils Asther, Fifteen, sixteen year ago he was a romantic rage. Swed ish-born, he played opposite Swedish siren named Greta Garbo of whom you may have heard un less you're very young. Asther' accent put him off the screen when the screen began to talk, and he went to the stage, got rid of much of it, and came back. You'll see him starred in "The Man in Half Moon Street." Mae West. Ten years ago made the nation titter with her burlesques on the grand passion. Off the screen for several years, she's back in "The Heat's On," — but if you're very young, well ... Mi laeaidrd etrH.tieswfshhsr you're very young, well . , . RIALTO - Starts Today The first electrically propelled of "the U. S. Navy was the tangley. Men's Shirts Wings Shirts, with airplane cloth collars, whites and patterns . . . 1.95 Men's Wings Sport Shirts, long sleeves in rayons and wools . . . 2.98 and 3.98 nr, 2% By Charles Dickon* COPYRIGHT. 1943. NEA SERVICE. INCJ Warren William Bux War REPHAN'S "Th« FritncHy Store" in Buy War Bonds and Stamps ne ongerous v Night' CHAPTER XIV IVTIGHT was still heavy in the •^ sky. The chemist's room was "indistinct and murky, by the light of the expiring lamp; a ghostly silence had succeeded to the knocking and the voice outside; nothing was audible but, now and then, a low'sound among the whitened ashes of the fire, as of its yielding up its last breath. Before it on the ground the boy lay fast asleep. In his chair, fee Chemist sat, as he had sat there since the calling at his door had ceased— like a man turned to stone. Beyond the boy, so that his sleeping figure lay at his feet, the Phantom stood, immovable and silent. Was the form that stood beside it indeed Milly's? The quiet head was bent a little, as her manner was, and her eyes were looking down, as if in pity, on the sleeping child. * * * «CPECTER!" said the Chemist, ^ newly troubled as he looked Oh, do not bring her here. Spare me that!" "Tiiis is but a shadow," said the Phantom; "when the morning shines seek out the reality whose image I present before you." "Is it my inexorable doom to do so?" cried the Chemist. "It is," replied the Phantom. "To destroy her peace, he: goodness; to make her what I am myself, and what I have raade o others!" "I have said 'seek her out,'" •elurned the Phantom. "I have aid no more." "Oh, tell me," exclaimed Red- aw, catching at the hope which IB fancied might lie hidden in .he words. "Can I undo what I lave done?" "No," returned the Phantom. "I do not ask lor restoration to myself," said Redlaw. "What abandoned, I abandoned of my own free will, and have justly .ost. But for those to whom I have transferred the fatal gift; who never sought it; who unknowingly received a curse of which they had no warning, and which they had no power to shun; can I do nothing?" "Nothing," said the Phantom. "Ah! Can she?" cried Redlaw still looking upon the shade. The Phantom released the hand it had retained till now, and softly raised its own with a gesture of dismissal. Upon that, her shadow still preserving the same altitude began to move or melt away. "Stay," cried Redlaw with ai earnestness to which he could no give enough expression. "For a moment! As an act of mercy!" The Phantom answered: "Seel her out." And her shadow slowly vanished. * # * T HEY were face to face again and looking on each other, a intently and awfully as at th time of the bestowal of the gif across the boy who still lay o the ground between them,, at th ' feet. " "Terrible instructor," said the ihemist, "why has this child alone een proof against my influence, nd why, why, have I detected in ts thoughts a terrible compan- onship with mine?" "This," said the Phantom, point- ng to the boy, "is the last, com- iletest illustration of a human reature, utterly bereft of such emembrances as you have yielded up. No softening memory of sor- ow, wrong, or trouble enters here, because this wretched moral from his birth has been abandoned to a worse condition than he beasts, and has, within hij cnowledge, no one contrast, n< lumanising touch, to make a grata of such a memory spring uj n his hardened breast. All withir. his desolate creature is barrer. wilderness. All within the mar sereft of what you have resigned s the same barren wilderness Woe to such a man!" The Chemist clasped his hands, and looked, with trembling feai and pity, from the sleeping boy ;o the Phantom, standing above him with its finger pointing down. "Behold, I say," pursued the Specter, "the perfect type of what it was your choice to be. Your influence is powerless here, because from this child's bosom you can banish nothing. His thoughts have been in 'terrible companionship' with yours, because you have gone down to his unnatural level. He is the growth of man's indifr ference; you are the growth of man's presumption. The beneficent design of Heaven is, in each case, overthrown, and from the two poles of the immaterial worl^ you come together." The Chemist stooped upon the ground beside the boy, and, with the same kind of compassion for him that he now felt for himself, covered him as he slept, and no longer shrank from him with, afr» horrence or indifference. 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