if^mfv-iW^m^ 1 . ' '•' """ I' 1 V.ffi?> t Hiiliedt Yankees Voted Top Sports Team ol 1943 Season ift Ms* i*y «iih Irt odvonrt. th« Phot*. *mt*«m 19* , mMMMM SN rtMMum i for contfnuous tnsertlorw only YOU TEU. THE QUICKER YOU SELL."' For Sale "BMfi *US BEFORE BUY, By JACK HAND New York, Dec. 21 —(.f>— It's the New York Yankees doing the rags to riches routine to move from the biggest disappointment of 1942 to number one team of 1943 but Joe McCarthy's clan had to go hard to nose out Notre Dame's Super-Senior See Mrs. Etta Campbell, Emmet, Ark. north on Boyd !Chapel road. _13-6tp FAT TURKEYS WEIGHING FROM 11 to 27 pounds. Priced ?6 and •Up. Jim Jones or Sid Jones. 511 Laurel St. 18-6tp. .GOOD PAPERSHELL PECANS. 25 and 30c per Ib. 404 S. Elm. Phone 18-6tp. ALTO SAXAPHONE, PRACTIC- ally new, including $15 case. "'Make a lovely Christmas gift. "Erice $125. Phone 689. 18-3tp. 'sill of trade furniture. The best in town to buy furniture. Furniture Store. 27-lmpd. «Khn **n r-H row WITH YOUNG "For" the twelfth .straight year the GpODMILCH i COW_WU±i xuuw^ ftnnual poll o£ sports wr iters conducted by the Associated Press has I produced a baseball winner but ' football might have broken the string this time if Notre Dame had been able to get past the Great Lakes Sailors in the last game. Final tabulations show the Yanks and Irish received the same number of first place votes, 32 each, but the world champs got their winning margin in total points, 168-166, through the balloting for second and third. If the upset by Great Lakes cost Notre Dame the title, the fact that he Yankees bounced back to beat he St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series won the crown. Once again it was the World Series that counted most with the voters just as last year's top award had gone to the Red Bears from St. Louis after they had dazzled the baseball world with their speed. Of the 27 teams mentioned in the poll, 13 were football clubs with the remainder divided among basketball with five, baseball with four, hockey with three and swimming with two. \ Illinois' Whiz Kids, who won the big 10 basketball title without losing a game, surprised with 11 first ELECTRIC TRAIN i %with track arid' Phone 587-W. COMPLETE transformer. 18-3tc. PRACTICALLY NEW, TABLE TOP A. J. Marlar, 20-3tp. gas cook stove. t Phone 964-M. 1938 DODGE, HEATER, FOG ''lights, motor newly overhauled, three new tires. Dalton Hulsey, '/ yfashington, Ark. ,, 21-3tp ONE • WINCHESTER 20 - GAUGE Jj, double-barreled hamerless, prac- ~ -tically new, with five boxes^No 8 - shot, $60. Call 637 or 798-W . r ^ 21-3tP HOH STAi. MOM. A»KAM»A» Guesses of Five Ranking Airmen on End of War Range All Way From Two Months to 1V4 Years Tuesday, December 21 BOYS' BICYCLE. IN GOOD CON- frt'dition. 116 West Ave. D. Julia ~ Albright 21 ' 3t P For Rent WORKING COUPLE OR TWO settled ladies to share home. Call 660. 7-tf Wonted BABY PERSIAN KITTEN. 991-R. CALL 'ENAMELED BABY BATH TUB '•or large granite or enamel dish pan, or hot water cooker. Phone •1050. 20-3tc Perpetual student Paul Moran signs ufc for his 15th straight year at De Paul University, Chi- cogo. , Looking on is fellow student Irene Gandek, who was scarcely ready for kindergarten when he first enrolled. A North Dakota farmer nine months of the year, Moran spends the other three studying accounting. By HAL BOYLE An American Air Base in the Mediterranean Area, Dec. 13 (Delayed) — (/P)— When is the war going to end? Before we started the long hard fight through the Italian icebox a lot of folks back home thought it would be over before Christmas. Few of those on this side of the water who have anything to do with the actual conduct of operations shared this rosy optimism but the subject remains intensely interesting to the soldiers. There are enough bets being placed on it to make a fortune for an enterprising bookie. I asked five airmen at random when they thought Germany would collapse and their 'guesses ranged from two months to a year and a half. Here they are — but remember they're just one man's opin ion: "My guess is June 14, 1944, for Ihe European end," said Major Roy Nelson, of Seattle, Wash., a forecaster who calls the turn on the weather for the 15th Air Force. "It'll take two more invasions to crumble the Germans." "Washington's birthday is my bet —next February 22nd," said Major Roderick O'Connor, of Lonu' Beach, N. Y., who has finished 50 missions as commander of the knock the Germans out by May 10, 945," he said. "And I think that after that it will take Until De cember 21, 1947, to finish off the Japs." He's a pessimist," the others shouted. "Pay no attention to him." 'We'll wait and see," said Sully cheerfully. "Dont say I didn't tell you." So there you are — five officers and five different opinions. Last summer I asked a high-ranking ground general the same question at the close of the Sicilian campaign.'This was his answer: "Of course we can't tell in ad- Vance what effect our bombing will have on German civilian morale. My belief is that the Reich will last through this winter but that the Uero weather, nnd shotgun. or losing his radio Whnt really mot- ered, he "said, wns thnt in his haste o lenve the tire he forgot his false fcelh. ?£ , place ballots and enough points, 57, o give them third place by a com- ortable margin over the Chicago Bears who placed fourth with 18 joints and only one vote for first. Ohio State's swimming team picked up two first place votes for the big prize and the other went to Wyoming's basketball five. Iowa's Seahawks, who gave Notre Dame its toughest scrap up to the Great Lakes game, didn't get a single first vote but moved into fifth behind the Bears with 8 points. Of the top nine clubs, six represented colleges of service camps and only three were professionals —the Yanks, Bears and Candinals. who wound up eighth. Washington By JACK STINNETT . Washington — Your Capital in wartime: ' Walt Disney in town on a secret mission." It has to do with the army, but neither Disney nor the War Department will say anythirtg about it. When the whole story is written about what part animated cartoons have played in training "Split Arrow" B-17 squadron and is going home soon. "I think the Germans are cracking and that the pressure from another big push will finish them." "No, the Germans still have a lot of fight left in them," disagreed Major H. P. "Hotpilot" Hall, a ground officer from Clemson, S.C. "I'll say that they'll hold out until the latter part of 1944." Most optimistic of all was Lt. Col. Sidney Wogan, of Alexandria, Va. I'll take February 17, yes, next February 17th, he said, "we're going to turn on so much heat the Boche won't be able to stand it." Tall laconic Major Clyde "Sully" Sullivan of Milwaukee, Wis., a ground officer who served in the punishment we will give them will make them unwilling to face the prospect of another winter at war. I think the Germans will Rive up by November, 1944." He thought the Japanese, would be praying for peace within a year after that. He's a very smart gen eral. I'll string along with him This is no time to relax. Lieut. Frank "Skippy" Burgess, 30, of Hollywood, Calif., 12th Alt- Force combat cameraman, photographed 'Winston Churchill, President Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Chiang Kai-Shek during the recent Anybody what wants a pair of •lice, snarling little lion cubs can have these practically as a gift at the Philadelphia zoo. The catch is they eat two pounds of meat a day and have no ration books, Prti'Ratloned Oakland, Cntif. - Petroleum Ad mlnistrntor Ickes didn't originate the thrce-gnllon n week gaso'' 1 ! 0 . ration. "My husband did," Mrs. Mary Athens told the Court. She won n curelly divorce de cree from James Athens after she testified he started rationing her gnsoline, in 1936. Puzzle Kansas City — Things that puz zle the local Office ot Price Ad ministration 1 .' How 12,000 Missourians are cat ing minus their No. 3 ration books, returned for lack of proper addresses. Why 237,000 books have been issued to new babies, nnd only 6,868 books returned for deceased hold- How one local woman managed o lose her ration books — within cc months. Over Chaffee Team 58-52 historic conferences at Cairo and Teheran. . "They were very cooperative and we had no trouble getting them to pose," he said. Burgess, who has flown 17 combat missions, including the first Fortress raid on Rome, said Stalin was asked if he would pose chat- Flashes ot Life By The Associated Press With the Fifth Army in Italy Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark, command cr of the Fifth Army, took time out during a front line tour to solve the problem presented by Pvt Leonard F. Gebhard's small feet. Gebhard, squatting in a foxhole was wearing galoshes because he couldn't find a new pair of shoe to fit. Just wail, said the general. Gebhard did. The genoral'snidc returned the next day - with the shoes. Arkansas Rnzorbacks were ed to the limit here last night t<T detent the Camp Chaffee Tanker,!, 58-52 for their fourth consecutive basketball victory. *;,'; Porker, forward Deno Nichols^ wns high point man In the roughf and-tumble contest with 21 points,' The soldiers were paced by fotj, ward Johny Logan, former IndU,, ana University star, with 20. v Arkansas held n 37-30 halfttrrur margin and were behind twice, ' . The Rnzrobncks reassemble Sunday in St. Louis, Mo., for alt- eastern road trip which starts n, week from tonight with City Col-. IOKC of New York in Madison-r Squnrc Garden. The Tankers mee| Phillips Oilers, National A. champions, in Bartlesvillc, tomorrow night. A. U.. S"£ climb vertically our armed forces, it'll be one , the best chapters in the Hollywood annals and it may be the beginning of something so all-fired new m education that U will result in re vaping the whole system. Picutres ~ . .1 !_ ,.J..nn4-i/-iVt Tnt* with Stalin through his interpreter: " I be ' ting- informally Roosevelt and President answered The navy quick negative. "I think we'll the last war goes for lucky if we "Why should I be talking? nresident wouldn't understand mo, I wouldn't be able to understand him. Perhaps you'd better have the interpreter in the picture and let him be doing the talking for "Roosevelt and Churchill both got a big laugh out of that. They Thought that was real »"•"»« humour." Russian BABY'S BASSINET. MUST BE IN g'ood condition. Phone 768 or se , Mrs. Isaac Johnson, 312 South i Walnut street, immediately. t", 20-3tpd. Notice -CHRISTMAS,GIFTS ON DISPLAY - and on hand at my home. All lands of Fuller brushes. 902 ', South Fulton, Phone 138. Mrs. Leon Bundy. 23 tf CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR 30 Idays only! Mattresses remade. f Sheeting 3.95. Striped tick, 5.95. Tflfree delivery, Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. 24-lmp GIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT- •ibhs for Christmas. Not rationed r yet. New or renewal subscriptions on any magazine. See Chas. '.Reynerson at City Hall. 30-tmc CHRISTMAS S P E C,I A L! HAVE your mattress remade. Cobb's Mattress Shop, 712 West 4th, Phone 445-J. • 21-6tp Wonted to Rent TWO OR THREE ROOMS, UN- furnished. Phone 28-W-4. 16-6tp FIVE OR SIX'ROOM HOUSE, Prefer Ward 1 or 2, Employed^m pity. Reasonably permanent. No small children. Reference, Call Star. , 2-tfdh. Points were given on the basis of three for a first, two for second and one for third. The leading teams of 1943 with the number of first place votes in parenthesis: Team New York Yankees Baseball (32) Notre Dame ' football (32).. Illinois basketball (11) ' Chicago Bears football (1) Iowa Pre-Flight football ...... ..-..-.. ••- B Ohio State swimming (2) ' Wyoming basketball (1) ...... •• 7 St. Louis Cardinals baseball,..:... •• • - b University of Washington football ..-.• 5 Pts ...168 ...166 47 ....18 have "been used in education for years, but not the way Disney has used them. Walt tells me that 80 percent of his "plant" in Hollywood is working full time these days on war work. He has lost more than 170 of his artists to the armed forces, a dozen of them in the WACs and WAVEs, because lady anftnators, once so rare, have become quite commonplace. The library of Congress announces that the world's longest "talking book" for the blind has just been completed. It consists of 119 records. It's a reading by Alex- SPORTS ROUNDUP Loss Marysvillc, Kas — A passing mo- orist awakened John Gellinger, vho seized his clothes and scampered from his blazing trailer home out into the snow. Gellinger didn't mind dressing in tm-9 ' .)**» You Can Learn Home Nursing... You can make a vital contribution to Victory by lea nJng to keep your family well ... by nursing them when they're sick. Conserve medical knowledge and skill for the armed forces. Enroll liTa HOME NURSING Class without delay! The Leading Diuggist Ward & Son Phone 62 We've Got It A haven for last-minute shoppers! T HOUGH time is short for Christmas si ping, you can still count on Penney s foci those practical and usable gifts which this war . year makes more welcome than ever. No 1943 list of Christmas presents is complete without War Bonds and Stamps. Associated Press Sports Columnist^ ,- 'When I Giants Sunday): foreword by Sports Mirror By The' Associated Press Today A Year Ago —Giants drop Miami as training base and cancel all exhibition games. Three Years Ago — Billy Conn signs to meet-Joe Louis for heavyweight title in June. _ Five Years Ago — Bob Pastor outpointed Tony Shucco in ten rounder. Hope Fights Last Night By The Associated Press E OR FOUR ROOM FURN- ighed apartment for permanent family. Contact Hope ander Scourby, with a Clifton Fadiman. If Scourby ever gets to town, 1 vant an interview. If ever a man made 119 records before in consecutive sittings, I never heard of it. The book, incidentally, in the midst of war, is Count Leo Tolstoy s War and Peace." that Russain epic which became a best-seller as no classic ever has. • Despite politics, the progress ot the war, world-rocking conferences of United Nations leaders, and so forth, one of the most frequent topics of discussion in Washington these days is juvenile delinquency. Like the weather, it's one of those things everybody is talking about but nobody is doing much about However, there is a group which is planning something, though, jus what isn't.-plear , at this point. Its Sen, Claude Pepper's (D-Fla.) committee on wartime health and education. The committee got a shock the other day when Miss Katherihe Lenroot, head of the Children's Bureau, appeared to New York, Dec. 21 W . such a basketball expert as the Oklahoma Aggies' Hank Iba grudgingly admits that a suggested change in basketball Vmignt work," this dept. feels safe in popping off about it . . .Our idea was to hoist 'the basket up out of reach of the extra-tall boys and to make it larger so that shooters would have a reasonable chance ot hitting their mark without getting nto those traffic jams under the Iba, who contends tha will see a lot of'-jpost- LAST MINUTE GIFT HINTS! - - - bucket basketball You know most of these boys work an eight- hour shift daily. I was able to get them off for. two days this week They had drive. We'll try to get to Chicago a' few days early like we did here." Ladies' Full Fashioned RAYON HOSE Ladies' Spring Coats and Men's Towncraft Deluxe Dress SHIRTS 2. Men's Towncraft var changes, agreed that anything that- tends to produce morei out,, side shots will give the spectators a chance to see what's g'ping on inside . . . Then he added still another point — If the bankboards are higher, the rebounds will go Service Dept. The National Football League's service list numbers 387 men, "" taken from active duty with clubs, and just half of them are commissioned officers. . . Ex-Yankee scooter Rizuto, playing basketball for the. welfare and recreation-team at the Norfolk Naval Training Station, topped his team in scoring twice last week, but W and R. lost once to the antisubmarine warfare outfit paced by SUIW ~16.50 NKKTIES a 98' Star. — m 1 §<: Services Offered ALL TYPES OF HOME AND building repairs. Specialize in ,-reroofing, Estimates free. A- M. Rettig, phone 221. 29-lmp Lost or Strayed Maybe we --some of the clever ball-handlers were doing, but we'd like to see the experiment made once. Coincidence Harry Lumley, the 17-year-old ; hockey gaolie who made his big league debut with the Detroit Red Wings here Sunday, has the same name as 'the old Brooklyn outfielder who clouted nine home runs to lead the National League in 1904. And the way the Rangers fired BAY HORSE; MULE, THREE year old, .weight 900 ibs. Last seen in direction of Falcon, Thursday night. Reward J. M. Overton, Rosston, Rt. 3. 15-6tp HIP-RAP MALE BIRD DOG. FIVE " year ojd. Black and white spotted. White faqe. Lost on Rosston road. 'Reward, 679 Taxi, Homer May. . .' 17-6tp. zie Zivic, 152, Pittsburgh, (10). Providence, R. I. — Tippy Larkin 142, Garfield, N, J., knocked out Gene Ward, 145, Chicago, (4). New York —Marvin Bryant, 158 1-2, Dallas, Tex., stopped Freddy Flores, 162 1-4, New York, Newark — Bobby Jacobs, 158 1-2, Philadelphia, outpointed Nate Bolden, 172, Chicago, (10). Trenton, N. J. — Jerry Fiorello, 154, Brooklyn, outpointed Stanley Miller, 150, Ozone Park, N- J.. ,<°'Chicago — Freddie Dawson, 135 1-2, Chicago, stopped Al Reasoner, 137 1-2, Hines, 111., (10). San Francisco — Van McNutt, 54 New York, outpointed Kenny 153, Los Angeles, (10). give her testimony on what s happening to the youngsters of our country. ... Miss Lenroot is ordinarily a mild person and she didn't say much all the Coy and Eddie Robinson . . . Mike Jacobs' nephew Irv Hirsch, has just qualified as a student pilot m the army air corps . . . Lieut, (jg) Luther A. Johnson, Jr., former VM.I. football, must believe in preparedness ... As a construe- ion company executive, he worked on defense projects for three years Men's Outing Flannel PAJAMAS 1. pucks at him. 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What's more boys .^ _ ' i;j !..„*• *\e> virall a« from Jersey fellows from tall corn grows —Iowa. did just as well as the state where the Gloss Tops for Desks, Tablet, are Chmtmas Are TU 4 . Trw Yoyr Pfltte/Pi te jittfld entity Lwrobtr Co, * Tadpoles of the bullfrog seven inches long, as large as the adult. IN STOCK— Radiant Heater? Automatic Water Heaters Automatic Water System? Harry W f Shivir Plumbing „ HfCtmj Sportpourri The two lightweight champs, Sammy Angott and Beau Jack, likely will meet in an overweight scrap at the Garden Jan. 28 . . . Wonder what good that'll do? . • • Ernery Hresko, outfielder-pitcher of the Flint, Mich., American Legion baseball team, has been ot- fered ?2,500 to sign with the Giants but decided to wait until he heard from the Tigers' before taking it. Allie Stolz' kid brother, Stanley' made his debut as an amateur boxer last week in the same Newark A. C. ring where Allie started as a 105-pounder. Stanley weighs 125 ... Sportscaster Red Barber has been made chairman of the Brooklyn Red Cross War Fund drive . .. . Steve Warga, Jr., who won the Miami Open Golf tourney, is an air line radio operator and Johnny Bull*, who tied for third, is an air me pilot Fer- merchant ship gun crew captain to let some Nazi subs have a few rounds of the stuff that comes from that depot. „ - i «H» ™" More Arkansans Receive Promotions Washington, Dec. 21-(/P)-.The temporary promotions of three Little Rock, Ark., army officers from second to first lieutenant were announced by the War Department today. They were; Edward Lee David son Jr., 102 S. Schiller St.; Jumu. Jordan Bailey, 307 E. Eighth St. hWiwv WBVI««>» - ^m ^^_ ^^H ^^H ^^B HANDBAGS 3.98 SETS Ladies' Boxed Men's Rayon Dress Handkerchiefs 49" SOCKS 3 Pairs $1 Uadies' Kid House Men's Cotton Flannel SLIPPERS 1.98 SHIRTS 1.40 andI BobertFay Farrell, 2102 Lou- A. Smith, Jr., of Mount Ida, Ark., was appointed a second lieutenant. 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She said very frankly that thousands upon thousands of the nation's children are on the threshold of jail, and in many _ ca|es something worse than jail. j»&e brought out the startling fact that three times as many girls as boys have been caught in the wartime wave of juvenile delinquency and that in most cases, the delinquency of these girls takes the form of sexual offenses. Who Says So? Knoxville, Tenn,-(tf-)-Who said women .drivers aren's safe? City Saftey Director Jack Bush said women would be hired to inspect motorists' automobiles at the city's saftey lane. PIGEONS 'GET THROUGH' New York - UP - Homing pigeons, used to carry messages from tanks, planes and advanced battle posts, fly at 70 miles per hour and are seldom shot down, though they have been wounded occasionally by stray shrapnel. The longest flying distance recorded for a carrier pigeon is 1,400 miles. Lovely Plate Glass MIRRORS 4. New Rayon Men's Novelty Ores? SWEATERS Men's Rayon Sport JERSEY^yd, 1.49 SHIRTS 9x12 Felt Bqse linoleum Men'? White Dress, NOTICE For Ta*i Service -Q^Ll, §79-r- (Careful Drivers) IRVING T. URB§Y Owner and RUGS 3.95 SHIRTS 1, tSf^L it* TM« Will • Soldier'* Hope Star THE WfiATHfeR *- Arkansas: Partly cloudy and colder this afternoon? tonight *•• and Thursday, lowest fernperatures tonight 18 to 25 In "north and 24 .to,. 28 in south portion tonight. * VOL. 45—NO. 58 * Star of Hope, 1899; Pf«ss, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22; 1*43 (AP)—Meant Aiibciattd Pf*rt (NEA)—M*ons Newspaper EnttrprlM Att'n PRICE 5c COPY azis Hurl in New Troops Desperately Try to Hold Against Reds in Baltic O .. H TV-M. 4* » <*r 4J I . Sliced thin by The Editor —ALEX. H. WASHBURN— The Cost of Living— And the Wage Quarrel In a pamphlet just mailed to the newspapers the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, quoting federal Department of Labor figures, reports that while the cost of living has risen 26 per c|pt since August 1939 (the last month before the outbreak cri the European war) weekly earnings of industrial workers have risen 87 per cent. Big Pacific Push Seen Following Meet of Leaders —War in Pacific c. MORRIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor Disclosure General George Marshall, U. S. army chief of staff, lad visited the battle zones in the Southwest and Central Pacific gave .K3>clus today to the gathering of- 'efisive to uproot the Japanese from .heir stolen ocean empire. The news provided Japan's leaders with something else to worry bout besides ihe latest Allied com- xmiques telling of shooting down /Jnore Nipponese planes together ith the sinking of one enemy mer- hantman and damaging of six ther ships. Although the Japanese no longer eriously challenged the American Jjthold on. New Britain island and pparently were evacuating the outhern half of •Bougainville, other eports emphasized growing enemy ctivity in the air in an attempts o ward off darrtaging Allied stabs ?»eneral Marshall talked with Al- ied commanders all along the Pa- ific line, from New Guinea to earl Harbor, but the nature of the iscussions remains a secret. He is ow back in the United States after C|5,000-mile trip. "The chief of staff flew to New uinea, via India, from the Cairo U". S., Britain and China) and Tehran (U. S., Britain and Russia) onferences, and went to a forward use on an island north of there to |;Jct General Douglas MacArthur, ommander of Allied forces in Ihe ||outhwest Pacific, for the first time jnce Ihe war began, i It was a meeting held in an at- nospherc of invasion. The date was . 15, when troops of the Amerian Sixth Army landed at Arawe ||i the Southwest coast of New Bril- jin, Japan's chief base in the South- Jest Pacific area. Presumably uarshall brought details of the agreement to force the un- jildilional surrender of Japan. .Marshall slopped off in the South pacific for conferences with Admir- William F. Halsey, commander South Pacific forces, and LI. <cn. Millard F. Harmon, com- of army ground forces in sector. On his homeward l|ight, he spent two days in Hono- |llu where he saw Admiral Ches- j r W. NimiU, commander in chief the Pacific, and Lt. Gen. Robert In the four-yc-ar period hourly ®wngc rates rose 59 per cent, but the ' extra hours worked in wartime increased the total amount labor "lakes home" each week by 87 per cent, the chamber says. "These figures," the chamber continues, "are published by the United Stales Department of Labor, but the department fails to provide • comparisons which present the whole picture" . . . and the pamphlet then sets forth the comparative figures on rises in living costs and industrial wages. From a different source, the Nalional Council of Farm Co-opera- lives, Washington, D. C., a second pamphlet, issued for the purpose of beating the administration's food- subsidy program, has this to say about inflationary wages: In 1939 income payments to individuals were 71 billion dollars, less 3 billions for taxes, less 62 billions for consumer expenditures—leaving a surplus of 0 billion dollars. But in 1943 income will have been 141 billion, less 15 billion for taxes, less 89 billions for consumer expenditures — leaving a surplus of 37 billions . . . SIX TIMES THE SURPLUS OF 1939! Mind you ( this is not a record written by private business operating under the ^age-old controls of supply and demand; but it is a record, written'by the federal government ,spelling borrowed money, tii>w¥ge*-'sca'16s 'fixed" politically. THIS IS INFLATION. What shall the average American citizen think and say about it? Well, in oqe respect he feels sym- palhelic Ho Ihe cause of the coal miners and the railroad men. They are not justified in actually striking, with a war on—but the fact remains that they work hard in hazardous and essential occupa lions, without much change in wage scales . . . while a crew of half- baked mechanics have come of! the farm and gotlen fal in war planls. Human nalure Ihousands of Widow Hurt When Plane Strikes House Jonosboro, Dec. 22(/P)—An aged widow was critically injured last night when a heavy army bomber crashed into her farm home five miles cast of here after its 10-member crew had paracuted to safety. The widow, Mrs. J. H. Griffin, was buried in the debris. Three other members of the Griffin household who were walking out the front door at the time the ship plunged into the west side of the large frame house escaped injury. They were Mrs. Griffin's son- in-law, Jack Rupert, his wife, and their five-year-old son. The plane was returning to its base nt Dyersburg, Tcnn., when it ran low on gasoline, the pilot told Paul Bridger, a farmer liging in the community. He said he was unsuccessful in an attempt to make the Dyersburg field, about 75 miles east of here. (Continued on Page Three) ecping Up With Ration Coupons f'rocessed and Canned Foods: December 1 — First day for Ireen stamps D, E and F in fation Book 4, January 20 — Lust day for r.een stamps D, E and F in ition Book 4. 11/1 eat, Cheese, Butter and Fats: j December 19 — First day for | rown stamp Q in Book 3. Jpecember 26 — First day for RiSwn stamp R in Book 3. January 1—Last day for brown famps L, M, N, P and Q in Book 3. January 2—First day for brown [amp S in Book 3. flune 16 — First day for stamp iBook 1. Valid when used, pvember I—First day for Air- stamp 1, Book 3. Valid used. ember 1 — First day for \-stump No. 29 in Ration Good for five pounds. ary 15 — Last day for JLamp No. 29, Book 4. nbcr 22 — First day for Eraupons in A ration book, three gallons; Bl and lS are good for two gal- ; 21 — Last day for No. Lin A Ration Book. years ago dictaled lhal such a pic lure should produce disgust, discontent and rebellion in the hearts of normally patient men. But on the other hand, one is i critical of the railroaders and Ihe miners—particularly the latter — because as an essential part of Labor's high command they have failed to call for a showdown in their own councils on federal policy. Rather than risk disunity in the ranks of labor by attempting to curb the rising tide of wages and inflation in the war plants they have elected to swim along with that tide. II is Ihe easy road—but it goes nowhere. The United States is not going to be smashed by inflation, regardless of your present fears. What is going to be smashed is the polilical leadership which has written such a wretched arid cowardly record on the home front— together with the economic allies of that political leadership, whoever they are, wherever they be . South's Economic Wealth to Profit Washington, Dec. 22 — (fP)— Senator McClellan (D-Ark) told a meeting of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association last night his bill (S-1519) for postwar spending of $251,965,800 on flood control projects in the Arkansas and White river valleys would dam not only disastrous floods .but also the flow of southern economic wealth into Ihe north. Floodways, dams and levees called for in his bill, the senator said, would revitalize 188,000 square miles of rich, agricultural land, create enormous hydro-electric power resources and through cheap electric energy attract industry lo the southwest. On-the-spot processing of southern timber, minerals and agricultural products into consumer goods, he said, would free his section from the ''economic bondage from which we have already suffered too long." PEANUT YIELD DOWN San Saba, Tex. —UP— Fewer peanuts will bring more money to growers in San Saba county this year. According to W. T. Vogel, local buyer for the Peanut Growers' Association, the peanut yield is only 76 per cent of last year, but it will bring growers some 25 per cent more return. Eisenhower Choice For Commander By WILLIAM SMITH WHITE London, Dec. 22 — — Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower under present circumstances — always subject to change — is now believec leading the field for the job of Allied commandcr-in-chief for the western invasion. This would leave the developing campaign for the Mediterranean theater generally ir British hands. The victor of North Africa and Sicily has come to the forefron despite earlier reports that Gen. George C. Marshall had initially been picked for the great command. The impression here is that both had been found acceptable by supreme Allied leaders at the Teheran conference, but .that since then American considerations have raised Eisenhower to. the ,No,, ^1* crlofceV ' "" ,..>*.-,..v...,,i. It now appears Prime Minister Churchill's illness may be delaying the final agreement on the selection. In the beginning Eisenhower's prospects seemed to suffer from some fear lhat his appointment would create an impression — however false —that the Italian and Mediterranean war would be wholly subordinated. Against this objection these considerations now are offered: 1. Some British general such as Sir Harold Alexander, veteran of years of action in that theater and always closely associated with Eisenhower and his methods, could take over with a minimum disruption of plans. 2. In Italy and in the Mediterranean generally the preponderance of Allied forces — both aground and at sea — is British. 3. It has been widely said here that after the first shock of the Allied western landings the armies on the new front are going to be predominantly American. 4. The Modilerrunun, in the long, view, is a greater preoccupation of Britain than of America and by a variety of circumstances is likely to become more and more of a British show us lime goes'on. -® Vets to Get Aid in Receiving Claims Little Rock, Dec. 22 — (fl')— Rep rescntutives oj: Ihe Litlle Rock regional office of Ihe Velerans Administration have been assigned lo sta- Uon hospilals at Camp Robinson and Camp Chaffee to help expedite disability discharge claims. The American Legion said Wai Department authorization for sending the representalives lo Ihe hos pilals was given following Legion criticism of alleged delay in hand ling disability discharge clams. North Little Rock Seeks Stock Show North Litlle Rock, Ark., Dec. 2: (/P)A Norlh Little Rock Lion; club commillee will urge Arkansa; Liveelock Show Association direc lors at Litlle Rock Dec. 29 to re turn the annual livestock show l< the old show grounds here. The show was held in Pine Bluff this year because the old shoe grounds were being used by the United States engineers motor pool. A Little Rock delegation is expected to urge designation of old State Fair Grounds at Fair Park in the Capital city as the permanent site for the show. TRADE OENTER OPENS Memphis, Dec. 22— W— A Memphis International Centdr'has been established here to stimulate mid- south trade relalions with foreign counlries. The cenler will begin operations shortly after Jan. 1. A non-profil organization, the center was organized by a group of Memphis business men. Complications in Rail Dispute; Strike Date Set —Washington By JOSEPH A. LOFTUS Washington, Dec. 22 —(/P)—Leaders of five railroad operating brotherhoods today completed the draft of a counter-proposal for settling their wage dispute and averting a strike called for Dec. 30. These brotherhoods, which originally asked a minimum increase of $3 a day, reduced this to 64 cents (eight cents an hour) in the counter-proposal, but added demands for paid vacations, overtime after 40 hours for yardmen, and away-from- home expenses for roadman. The overtime plan would add $3.91 a week to the top bracket yardmen. Roadmen estimate their away-from-home expenses average as high as $25 a month. Plans, were made to submit the new proposed basis for settlement to President Roosevelt, as mediator of the dispute, as soon as the While House would receivi? a delegation. Fifteen other brotherhoods representing more than a million non- operating rail employes have joined the operating unions in calling a strike for Dec. 30, but up until early this afternoon there had been no government intervention in the "non-op" case. Mayor Fiorella La Guardia of " York conferred here during ic day with leaders of both the perating and non-operating unions o survey the possibility of main- aining supplies of essential food nd fuel for his city in the event ic threatened rail strike material- zes. i The "non-op" strike call went ut yesterday as the White'House 'tterVrpted to avert a rail^ranspor- ation tie-up. ' : ' As conferences went forward to :eep 350,000 operating employes on he job, the leaders of and even arger segment of rail workers— rie 1,100,000 who perform the of- ice, shop and track work—set Dec. 0 as the deadline for meeting their vage demands. Negotiations with the five operating Brotherhoods (engineers, firemen, conductors, trainmen and iwitchmen) were expected to move oday into counter proposals prov- ding for paid vacations, a linereral- zed overtime formula, and expenses away from home. The operating group last night •ejected a plan put forward by President Roosevelt which would lave given them a 4-cent hourly increase in the form of overtime pay or expenses, in addition to the straight 4-cent rate increase recommended by an emergency board. The op orating brotherhoods would settle for the supplementary 4 cents (a total of 8 cents as a straight rale increase, one official said, but to cull it overtime, or any- .hing else, he argued, would impair their future bargaining posi- ,ion too much. That is, if they are ;oing to sell now their claims to vacations, expenses, and better overtime, Ihey feel the compromise rate should be better than 4 cents an hour. One brotherhood chief remarked, "They want to ,rade us a jack rabbit for a through- bred mare." President Roosevelt's stabiliza - tion advisers contend the supplementary 4 cents given as a straight rale increase, would vio late federal wage policy. Vacations and expenses could be allowed within the stabilization program. There is some controversy whether a change in overtime rates would be ciolative. Railway employes are specifically exempt from the fair labor standards act under which most workers in interstate commerce receive time and a half after 40 hours a week. Rail workers have overtime formulas, but they vary •among the different crafts. The operating brotherhoods' original demands were a 30 per cent increase or $3.00 a day, whichever was higher. A settlement of the operating workers' demands would not mean an automatic end to the dispute involving the 15 nonoperating unions. The "nonops" now have vacations. They do not incur layover expenses like the roadmen who are away from home a half-dozen times a month. They do want overtime rate to begin after 40 hours, instead of after 48 or more, but they say President Roosevelt had promised them that a separate and distinct concession which was not to be confused with their basic wage demands. Originally they asked an increase of 20 cents an how. An emergency board recommended 8 cents. Stabilization Director Fred M. Vinson vetoed that, but approved a sliding Clyde Ellis Is Given Commission "Washington, Dec. 22—(/P)— It's Naval Lieutenant (JG) Clyde T. Ellis now. The former congressman from BenlbnVille, Ark., who has been executive manager or the national rural electric cooperative associa- He will report Dec. —28— at Fort Schuyler', N. Y. He has been granted a leave of absence t by the association. Istanbul Has Bad Case of 'N^arNerves' Istanbul, Dec. 21—(Delayed) (/P)— A first : class "war scare" hit its full stride in Istanbul today as many 'families living in the European, part of Turkey moved over to the opposite side of the strait of Bosporus. Gold prices, which took a long jump upward when president Inonu went to'Cairo for conferences with President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill and which .flopped after his return, reached'new highs today. The widespread scare developed despite foreign minister Nnuman Menemencioglu's announcement that Turkey's foreigh policy remained unchanged and newspaper advice there was no reason for panic. The slight of columns of troops outfitted for a field campaign moving iii considerable numbers through the streets for the firs! time since the spring of 1941 may have helped crystalize heretofore indefinite public aniexty over the Cairo conference. During the past fortnight, scores of new German faces have appeared in Istanbul, apparently with no visible occupation. In the words of one Allied official, they "look like the», usual strongarm boys." ; v, Tjier^wer,e, $vm$*$X$3$$$li • - o£ new increases in the already-staggering prices of food here. Owners of large apartments in outlying anatolian districts of the city demand and got from $500 to $700 rent from persons coming from the European side of the city apparently afraid of being caught on the wrong side of thebxosporus and sea of Marmara. The old Ottoman empire saying, "when the Balkans snow melt there will be trouble for Turkey," made the rounds of the city's coffee shops. Home Ice Co. Leased to Texas Concern The Hope Ice Co., East Third islreet, has been leased to the com.- munity Ice and Produce Company nf Dallos, Texas, A. W. Stubbc- man, owner, announced today. The transaction was completed December 14. The local plant has been in operation here since 1934 under the trade name of "Home Ice Co." In the future it will operate under Ihe name of Community Ice and Produce Co. Homer Thonvis, formerly of New Boston, Texas and Texarkana and manager of the new concern, said today operation of the ice plant and storage department will remain practically Ihe same with only minor changes. "We aim to please our customers, and give them the best of service," the new manager said. BOYS' SCHOOL FURLOUGHS Lillle Rock, Dec. 22(/P)—On recommendation of Supt. J. Q. Hill, Governor granled Christmas furloughs of six to 12 days yesterday to 10 residents of the boys industrial school at Pine 'Bluff. San Vittore Is Reached by Units of Fifth Army By JOSEPH DYNAN Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 22 — (/P>— American Fifth Army forces, bolstered by heavy artillery and mortar fire, captured several new heights and reached he outskirts of San Vittore on the road to Rome today, while the Brit- sih Eight Army battled the Germans wih tanks and infantry in the streets of Ortona. American and French troops along the northern mountainous sector of the Fifth Army front were reported attacking the villages of Acquafondata, five miles west of Filignano, and Cardito, four miles north of Acquafondata, after occupying a high point in the Mt. Casole region in their push westward on Cassino. The announcement that the French forces under Gen. Pierre Juin were participating with the Fifth's attack in tlu's sector was the first disclosure of the location of the French whose presence on Italian soil was announced last week. The French, who have been struggling the past three days for possession of a vital mountain pass, were reported to have taken the southern half. Other short gains in this area were reported. In their assault on San Vittore, the Americans were methodically wiping out the numberous pillboxes the Germans built around the town, using every house and every natural obstacle to slow the Allied advance. Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's Eighth Army tanks, meanwhile, slugged it out with German Mark IV s in the streets of Or- ;ona, tiny port town between Termoli and Pescara on the Adriatic coast, which has been the northern anchor of .the>;Nazi 'line.— - .Fierce engagements were fought in the running street batlte. (The United Nations radio in Algiers said the Eighth Army held almost the entire Ortona-Orsogna highway. .The Germans counter-attacked a force of New Zealanders with the Eighth, the broadcast added, leading off the operation early this morning with a barrage of flame-throwers and tanks in an attempt to dislodge the New Zealanders from the vital highway.) Southwest of Ortona, British troops made slight advances after repulsing two desperate German counterattacks. The British assault on Ortona, spearheaded by Canadian troops, was preceded by a heavy artillery bombardment. In the air war, Allied fighter- bombers swarmed over the Yugoslav coast and attacked German positions in support of the Partisan forces of Marshal Josip Broz (Tito). Fighters and fighter-bomber ranged over the battle area and near Rome, blasting transport and communications. Medium bombers also struck at Terracina, 58 miles southeast of Rome. One enemy plane was destroyed for a loss of one Allied aircraft. A naval communique said British motor torpedo boats captured two German schooners off the Yugoslav coast Dec. 19, taking their crews jrisoners. Brazilians Get View of Warfare With the Fifth Army in Italy, Dec. 22 — UP — A Brazilian military mission caught a first hand glimpse of war from a mountain peak in Italy yesterday as the observers made an advance survey of what the Brazilian expeditionary force will experience when it lands overseas. The Brazilian officers expressed surprise at the accuracy of the American artillery fire and the close co-ordination of artillery and fighter planes. The visiting party later rode in jeeps through captured portions of the German winter line. Germans May Abandon Rome Reports Say By RELMAN MORIN Naples, Dec. 21 (/P)— Northern Italy is flaming with revolt against the German military command and its puppet Italian government, trustworthy information reaching Naples showed today. At the same time, it was reported that the Germans, following the ;actics employed in Naples, have 'orcibly evacuated whole areas of Rome, presumably to permit German engineers to plant mines and dynamite on a large scale. This may indicate a decision to abandon Rome. The situation behind the German line was described as being "more serious than in any of the European countries that are under complete German occupation." Axis radios gave heavily censored confirmation. They reported that funeral services were held today for Aldo Resega, federal Fascist commissar, Pierre Deangeli and Primiere Lam berti, officials of the Fascist Squad- risti Organization. The men were shot by Italians. described as "ter-. ' ' •—Europe By EDDY GILMORE Moscow, Dec. 22 (fP)— Fighting desperately to hold Vitebsk — hub positibn of the northwestern Russian front — the Germans moved in fresh tank units and large forces / of bombers and fighters today to meet Gen. Ivan Bagramian's advancing First Baltic ArmyV (Other dispatches reported the Russians within 15 miles of Vitebsk and the British radio said the Soviets were fighting in the suburbs of Korodock, 18 miles northwest. The German . communique said Russian attempts to break through north and east of Vitebsk failed. (Berlin also declared that an en-,, :ire Russian battalion was wiped out in the Northern Crimea and ;hat violent Russian attacks against :he Nikopol bridgehead on the Dnieper and southwest of Dniepro- petrovsk had failed. The Germans said that they advanced southeast of Kirovograd in the Dnieper bend and that strong Russian counterattacks were repelled northeast of Zhitomir in the Kiev bulge.) The newspaper Pravda said that, despite low clouds, fog and snow, Russian planes in groups ol 100 had met German tanks in the Vitebsk area and concentrated on basic defense points. The Russian airmen were under command of Lt. .Gen. of Aviation Niolai Papvin and flew IL-Two and Stormovik planes. The most severe fighting appeared to be north of Vitebsk on a highway leading to Nevel. Most of the road is in Russian hands. The Russians also were reported fighting-hard along the Vitebsk-Nevel railroad, the largest portion of which also has been seized, and to v'-i At the same time the German military commander for Rome ordered the suspension of all street highway and railway traffic inside and outside of the city between 7 p. m. and 7 a. m. ESTIMATES 'TALL 1 MEN Cambridge, Mass. —UP— Harvard Researcher Francis Behn Riggs, author of "Tall Men Have Their Problems Too," estimates that there are between 8,000 and 12,000 men in America who are six feet five inches or taller. 2 SMOPPINGl. PAYS LEFT Continued on Page Four) Advancements for State Servicemen Washington, Dec. 23 — (/P)— Nine Arkansas army officers have been promoted temporarily, the War Department announced today. Guy Bruce Gray, DeQueen, and joodloe Robertson Stuck, Jones- ooro, have been advanced from captains to majors. Elevated from first lieutenant to captain were Eugene Herman Mueller, Jr., 812 Denison Street, Little Rock; Kenneth William Kellum, Jr., Rt. 3, Little Rock, and Julius Richard Chitwood, Maga zine. Advanced from second to first lieutenants were Maury Joseph Haul, El Dorado; Jerry Louis Geren, Fort Smith; William Stephen Kotch Jr., 401 Johnson street, Little Rock, and Orville Sanford Hubbard, Scottsville. All except Captain Chitwood, an infantryman, are in the Air Corps. the west of the White Russian city ^''' Soviets i were 1 th're v ateiimg;f V to break through to the Vitebsk- Polotsk railway and highway. Bremen Seen As Experiment by U.S. Airmen London, Dec. 2 — (fP) — Hint the U. S. Eight Air Force is using Bremen for a test of precision bombing in qiping out the effectiveness of an entire city was seen in an official announcement as estimates of the number of Allied planes participating in Monday's and Tuesday's massive attacks on ermany and France rose to 3,000, Commenting on the American assault on Bremen Monday, in which more than 500 heavy bombers par- .icipated, an anouncement by the Eighth Air Force said, "it is pointed out that scattered war industries supported by a city of Bremen's size (340,000) best could be eliminated by a series of attacks." Such a test of precision bombing would contrast with the "obliteration" bombardment which wiped out the neighboring port of Hamburg. Monday's attack on Bremen was the fourth by the Eighth Air Force since the first of November and its seventh announced attack on that objective. Reconnaissance pictures showed Monday's attack inflicted, severe damage in port areas and nearby rail yards, with a direct hit being scored on workshops and other facilities in the main ship yard. Several buildings were destroyed in the warehouse area and two of the three major factories of the Bogard Armored Vehicle Works were set afire. About 4,000 tons of bombs were TOPS IN MISSPELLING Trenton, N. J. —UP— It's a rare name that isn't misspelled some of the time, but Gov. Charles Edison claims a letter he received recently takes top honors for con fusion. Addressed to Gov. Charles ' A. Hodison, the letter mentioned Senator Smalhra (Sen. William H. Smathers), Senator Hog (U. S. Senator Albert W. Hawkes) and former Gov. A. Harrimore (A. Harry Moore). Glycerine is used as a base for the ointments and emulsions which carry the sulfa drugs to fighting dropped by approximately 3,000 Allied' planes on key Nazi targets in Germany and Occupied France Monday and Tuesday in the greatest combined air operations ever carried out in 36 hours against any countr ny sicethe war began. Hundreds of British and American bombers made massed day light atlacks Tuesday on military targels — possibly "secret weapon" installations — in the area of Pas de Calais. The RAF Monday night used a force the London Telegraph said possibly was 800 to 1,000 planes to hit Frankfurt and the twin cities of Mannheim and Ludwigshafen following the 500-plane ! American blow on Bremen. The Germans continued their raids over London and parts of east and southeast England last night, but caused only slight damage and small number of casual- lies. Reprisals on U.S. Airmen Threatened By W. W. HERCHER London, Dec. 22 — (#>)"— Dark, threats of reprisal against Allied. war prisoners came flying out of Germany today as Nazi propagandists worked up indignation against the Kharkov trials and Paul Joseph Goebbels called British and American aviators "Huns of the air." DNB, the official German news agency, said in a broadcast statement on the Soviet trials that Nazi military courts would "soon deal with those British and American prisoners who are guilty of a serious breach of international law." Goebels told Berlin police and air raid protection officials that further attacks on the German capital must be expected but that "one day our evergrowing ani-aircraft defenses and future retailtalion will make an end to the activiles of the huns of, the air." Ugly hints of measures to bo taken against captured airmen were close connected with a German press campaign against American fliers imprisoned after the Nov 20 raid on Bremen and accused of having "Murder Incorporated" written on their uniforms. A Berlin dispatch to the Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung claimed the planes of an entire squadron were so lettered and lhat another squadron called itself "Home Block Busters." This referred to the practice of American airmen giving their big bombers names, • often facetious, such as "Suzy Q" "Who Daf and "Wabbit Twacks." The bombed and battered Nazis are screeching that Ihe names of some of Ihe planes prove that gangsters control the American Air Force. In seizing on the Kharkov trials for further justification of German brutality, a Nazi foreign officp spokesman claimed the trials were agreed upon in principle at the Teheran conference, so the "British and Americans share the responsibility," Swedish press reports said. DNB's official statement specifically accused President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill of associating themselves with the Kharkov proceedings and likened those proceedings to "medieval witch trials." The first group of Marines to be trained as parachutists assembled at Lakehurst, N. J., in October, 1940. FLU CLOSES SCHOOLS Clarksvlle, Deg. 22 —iff) — Because of the prevalence of influenza, public schools were dismissed for Christmas vacation yesterday, a day earlier than scheduled. A total of 132 cases has been reported among the pupils.
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