f T» "1 ^f i)2& HOPI If AH, MOM. Mae Arthur May Iron Out Pacific Troubles * , • • •• " • .'•• >•-">• ——— ....: • - . ^ . - ., ^ ' M ^ark of 120 established by Frank I :***-»•*. Classified Ads must be In office day before publication. All Want Ads cosh In odvonc*. Not taken over the Phone. litorial Comment Written Today and Moved by Telegraph •r Cable. v'JfJi^tflLUAM FRYE ^Aswfeiated Press War Analyst f- 3niev«oirfercnces Gen. George C. i Marshall has just concluded with : f AlliedHJommanders in the Pacific ^inevitable call to mind all the '"; platiits^of Gen Douglas MacArthur "' about th'e men, equipment and sup- •*?pliei tie,needed and wasn't getting. " ,») The "tempo of the war against "Japan Jias stepped up importantly, ^injecedt weeks in both the Central ^in& H 'tiie Southwest Pacific Mar " conference with MacArthur 3uinea coincided with the ; ot U. S. Sixth Army forces on New Britain. »•»•«! apparent promise of this L operation, as well as the seizure of *" f .Gilbert Islands and the mount- ^alr^ttacks on the Marshalls in (.Pacific, is tempered some-. _./~the recollection'that only »th ago a spokesman at Mac- headquarters declared forces reaching that corn- were not sufficient to ^HwJmtfa large-scale offensive. the last few days there published reports that would come to the SSStfeP'States in the spring. Those Reports s -were linked with Mac fcjAHhur-for president moves, but it ft se&wjKghly unlikely that the gen- has said his only ambi- On* . Thr«« tlm«— 3 Vie word, minimum SOc . Six »lm«— 4« wo'd. minimum lit On* mortHi— lie Word, mlnmlurrt $1.70 Sates are for continuous Insertions only •THE MORE YOU TELL THE QUICKER YOU SELL." For Sale SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY, sell or trade furniture. The best place in town to buy furniture. Ideal Furniture Store. 27-lmpd GOOD MILCH COW WITH YOUNG calf. See Mrs. Etta Campbell, Emmet, Ark. north on Boyd Chapel road. 15-6tp FAT TURKEYS WEIGHING FRO1V 11 to 27 pounds. Priced $6 and up. Jim Jones or Sid Jones. 511 Laurel St. 18-6tp. GOOD PAPERSHELL PECANS. 25 and SOc per Ib. 404 S. Elm. Phone 459. 18 - 6t PALTO SAXAPHONE, PRACTIC- ally new, including $15 case. Make a lovely Christmas gift. Price $125. Phone 689. 18r3tp. ELECTRIC TRAIN with track and Phone 587-W. COMPLETE transformer. 18-3tc. PRACTICALLY NEW, TABLE TOP gas cook stove. Phone 964-M. A. J. Marlar, 20-3tp. 1938 DODGE, HEATER, FOG lights, motor newly overhauled, three new tires. Dalton Hulsey, Stagg Made Best Comeback in '43 Newsmen Vote By HAROLD CLAASSEN New York, Dec. 22 (P?)— Amos Alonzo Stagg, venerable football coach at the College of the Pacific, today was named the person who staged the greatest comeback during 1943. And while Stagg was engaged in a rugged vote-battle with Golfer Patty Berg for the honor, virtually every one of the 77 sports editors who completed in the annual Associated Press poll mentioned the two comebacks of Lt. Tommy Harmon. Harmon, former Ail-American football player at Michigan, tsvice came back from almost certain death in a pair o£ aerial incidents during the year in his new career as one of Uncle Samy's flying nephews. But in the voting restrictly solely to sports, Stagg triumphed over Miss Berg by a mere five points although the young golfer, now a lieutenant in the marines and already voted the year's outstanding woman athlete, drew 15 first place votes to' 12 for the veteran coach. Stagg's College of Pacific team —bolstered by navy lend-lease talent, banged its way through the first half of its schedule without defeat. Then it lost to the Souh- ern California eleven, 6 yo 0, in a game surrounded by national inter- SPORTS ROUNDUP Associated Press Sports Columnist New York, Dec. 22 -OT— The- big. bulky Intn ll fellows Washington, Ark. 21-3tp ONE WINCHESTER 20 - GAUGE double-barreled hamerless, practically new, with five boxes No. 8 shot, $60. Call 637 or 798-W. 21-3tp ?4itffliii,was a United Nations victory, K-would 'make such a political jour- 's , There has been, however, consid- ./.erable speculation that Mac Arthur S'was "planning the trip, but for the ~ pose of presenting once more— ? this time in person— his de- for greater supplies of men i^ equipment, particularly air ^'strength, -for his theater. This Stspicalataon has persisted despite >>th«'V com P lete lack of anything ap- 1 preaching official confirmation. It, h± such a trip was planned, Mar- shin's''conferences with the big .J maVdf the Philippines defense war 5 plants^ may have given him suf- *ficient detailed information about ^present war plans to head it off. _ i" For-* Marshall was at Cairo with S^RposeVelt-Churchtl-Chiang, at Teh '*ihl?an*'"wth Roosevelt - ChruchiU- • Stalin. Cairo produced the promise jthatf Japan would be stripped of the lasfi'shred of her stolen empire. Teher&i presumable fixed the timing I of the'^European show that must be | IP played*'out before the cast can be If? shiited'-'ui sufficient numbers to get Cereal-results in the Pacific theaters. fSf Now.^the broad strategic outline '&,~at Germay first, Japan second, is Pearl Harbor. A lot of "'jthatfoutline has been filled in, "i 4 enough'-that important operations ~have been undertaken on both sides (VljfS-the globe, and all the Allied S&Tcamrnanders certainly have known M p "th«C"what" of plans. The factor -lacking in much of their informa- rtlon<*may wel1 have been tne ;• may well be that the chief I equipped with the consid- and the timing deci- BOYS' BICYCLE. IN GOOD CON- dition. 116 West Ave. D. Julia Albright 21-3tp STOCK OF GOODS FOR GRO- cery, market, filling station. New building. Good location. Nice dwelling adjoining. Will sell good: at invoice and lease buildings. A. W Cobb, North Hazel, St., Hope. 22-3tp 1935 DELUXE 4-DOOR FORD Five good tires. Clean. Call A. L Hargis at 1039-W after 6 p. m 22-6tp For Rent WORKING COUPLE OR TWO settled ladies to share home. Call 660. ; 7 " a Wonted BABY PERSIAN KITTEN. CALL est. The outcome still is being de- >ated on the west coast. Miss Berg returned tothe fair- vays in June after being sidelined almost 18 months with a fractured > eft knee suffered in a Texas automobile accident. Her long layoff didn't keep her from regaining the Western Open title. Bronko Nagurski, former Minnesota, and Chicago Bear fullback, ended a five-year athletic hibernation at his International Falls, Minn., home to bolster the talent- jshy Bears through another Nation Football League season and gained third place among the comeback- ers. . . The New York Yankees, victimized by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1942 World Series, regained the laurels in the 1943 classic and grabbed fourth v place in the poll with most of the praise for their comeback fourth place in the poll with most of the praise for their comeback going to Manager Joe McCarthy. Luke Appling, veteran Chicago White Sox shortstop whose 1943 feats included winning the American League batting title, was fifth. . , Henry Armstrong, former triple champion boxer, was Ihe 1942 win- Americans and British in the Cha- pei Internment camp near Shanghai had a pretty good time playing against each other in softball (the Americans generally won) and soccer (the Britons won), so the Jap guards decided to get in on the fun. . . . Royal Arch Gunnison, the foreign correspondent and radio commentator who recently returned on the Gripsholm after a year and a half of internment, tells what happened. As a member of the camp committee, Gunnison had to arrange the ball game. Page Mr. Webster The Japs, proud of their baseball ability, insisted on playing against an all-star team and they brought in some 30 or 40 officials from other camps to see them win After the first inning the score was about 27-0 in favor of the Americans and the internees decided that they'd better no win too easily or they might lose the few privileges their captors allowed them ... So they began muffing easy flies, booting grounders and making wild throws . . . That only made things look worse and the Japs were losing "face" faster than you can lose your bankroll in a crap game . . . The score was about 28-12 after six innings when the captain of the guard, a big, hard-boiled husky who was playing center field, approached Gunnison and suggested "Maybe it more better than we do not keep score, that we just play :his game for sportsmanship." mother around . . . The pattern sounded familiar, for they "traveled around in troupes and put on regular acts" at various camps . . . He also saw a track meet Involving a Jap army team, a team of Koreans, some Italian marines and some Nazis . . . "The Italians were best," Gunnison added, "but the Japs won," ^« ». Deaths Last Night By The Associated Press Emanuel S. Ullmann New York — Emanuc 1 S. Ullmann, 83, known as the "dean of the fur trade" Ihroughout the industry, head of the fur brokerage firm of E. S. Ullmann-Allied Co., Inc., and founder and former president of the Fur Broker Association of America, In. He was born in St. Paul, Minn. Dr. Lewis Thurber Guild Los Angeles —Dr. Lewis Thurber Guild, 80, author, publisher, and Methodist minister more than 50 years. He was born near Des Moincs, la. Doerr Has Best ' ' - ' : s • Record to Cop 2nd Base Honors Chicago, Dec. 22 — (/P)— It used to be a favorite indoor pastime to argue the respective merits of Joe Gordon and Boddy Doerr, two of the slickest second basemen baseball. Those holding Doerr Brain C. Bellows New York — Brian C. Bellows, 59. director of toll facilities of the Bell Telephone laboratories in New York City. He was Mandan, N. D. a native of Heat's On Sports played an important part in providing entertainment both at Chapei and the Santo Tomas University camp at Manila where Gunnison was first confined, but between the heat, scanty food supplies and danger of injuries, the internees didn't dare let their activ- itives become too strenuous . . . Softball and soccer, played at twilight, and boxing were the principal sports. Basketball was tried occasionally and some touch football, which was discarded as too rough. .... Boxing shows were staged about every ten days at Chapei and a regular feature was a tussle between an American Negro and Filipino - American heavyweight They were "pretty good" and so well matched that the verdict al ways was in doubt . . . Jay Earle Miller Chicago — Jay Earlc Miller, 48, eature writer for the Chicago Sun and a former city editor of the Chicago Bureau of the Associated 'ress. He was born in Indianapolis. 991-R. •;••__ __ I?' ner with Golfer Craig Wood the 1941 RATH TUB 1 kinf? eramie or enamel dish Leaders in the poll to determine ho[ water cookerphone the greatest comeback of 1943 with ^^•'rrSg, football coach (12) 65 bports Mirror By The Associated. Press Today A Year Ago — Chris Caglc, former army All-America grid star and John Borican, famous runner, die. Three Years Ago — Cleveland Indians sell Johnny Allen to St. Louis Browns; trade Ben Chapman to Washington for Joe Krakauskas. Five Years Ago — Johny Mize ot St. Louise Cardinal slugging leader of National League. in ._ . _ as the Yankee star's superior will find plenty of ammunition today in the official American League fielding records for 1943. The figures reveal Doerr, the Boston Red Sox second sacker, as the league's most efficient fielder at the keystone position. In 155 games he handled 914 chances with only nine errors for a lop average of .990 — one point under the major league record established in 1933 by Oscar Melillo o£ the St. Louis Browns. Doerr also chalked up a new record for consecutive chances accepted by a second baseman without error. Between May 20 and July 23 he handled 349, tar more than Mc- llllo's old mark of 271 set in 1933. Gordon made 29 errors in 926 chances for an average of .969. Team fielding honors went to the Red Sox who finished with a mark of .976 by handling 6,323 chances with 153 errors. This was just one point better than St. Louis and Cleveland, who tied for second. Among first basemen Joe Kuhe of Chicago, recently waived to Washington, ,and Rookie Mickey Rocco of Cleveland were tops. They tied at .995. Rudy York of Detroit led in assists, with 149, breaking his own league record of 146 set in 1942. And Mickey Vornon of Washington tied the circuit's record for participating in double plays in a single game. He figured in five on Aug. 18. • Milton Byrnes, St. Louis rookie, made an auspicious start by lead _ of 120 established by Frank Crosetll of New York. Ironically the leader among third basemen failed to hold his job and was released before the end of the season. He was Eddie Mayo of the Philadelphia Athletics who came up with a .976 average in 123 games. Bill Johnson, the Yankees' prize find, handled the most chances, however, accepting 527 for a maker of 966. Twenty-two pitchers, among, those in 10 or more games, posted perfect fielding averages. Aggregate league fielding improved two points over the 1942 figure of .971. Although they went no where in the flag race the Browns established a new major league record by playing an entire game Aug. 8 without having an assist. Several clubs held the old record of one. Club Hears Story > of Wise Men Complications (Continued E rom Page One) scale of 4 to 10 cents which the 15 unions say would wreck traditional rale relationships. The carriers signed contracls lo pay the 8 cents, and thus the 15 unions have no dispute with their employers. Result ot a strike vote taken lust month were withheld until yesterday when the 15 chiefs announced 98 percent of the ballots favored striking. "For more than 15 months," said their statement, "these employes have paricntly sought to secure reasonable and long overdue in creases in wages but have been unable to effect an adjustment. "The heads of these unions today granted permission to the em- ployes to carry out their decision to strike at 6 a.m., December 30, 1943." Man." Thory follows the travels of Arabnn, the other wise man, from the lime he starts out with his three precious Jewels in search of the Messiah, always just a little bit late to contact Him. Finally, white-headed nncl weak with _ age he learns of the plan to crucify the King.Agnin he is delayed by the need of doing a favor to a .needy person, and doesn't meet Him until death takes him. . , Tim Lavin, the talented Club tenor sang "White Christmas' to open the program. Eel Thrash was in charge ot the program. Each club member brought gifts which were turned over to the 0 c» o o o ing ... = all outfielders defensively and chalking up a new league record of .997. The former record was .99593, held by Dick Porter of Cleveland. Byrnes committed only one error in 114 games. With a .970 average on 25 errors in 841 chances, Manager Lou Boudreau of Cleveland acain led the shortstops. In addition he figured in 122 double plays to beat the old Fights Last Night New York — Johnny Golan, 175 1-2, U. S. coast guard, outpoint- ed Buddy Knox, 207, U. S. army ail force (8). New Bedford, Mass. — Leo Sawicki, 147 1-2, Worcester, Mass., knocked out Verne Atkins, 147, New York, (6). Jacksonville, Fla. — Bill Wilson 205, Wilmington, N. C., stopped Jim Bowden, 202, Jacksonville, (7). Jersey City, N. J. — Joey Haddad, 144, Patcrson, N. J., outpoint- ed Leroy Saundcrs, 141, New York (8). Joe There Burma. NOTICE For Taxi Service — CALL 679 — (Careful Drivers) IRVING T. URREY Owner and Manager pan, 1050. or in GIFTS ON DISPLAY; and on hand at my kinds of Fuller brushes. 902 South Fulton, Phone 138. Mrs. Leon Bundy. 23-tf sionS*oTthe two momentous meet- I CHRISTMA s SPECIAL FOR 30 >,jnglr fn'the Middle East, undertook d only! Mattresses remade. ' to.telj Gen Douglas MacArthur, Ad- Snee ting 3.95. Striped tick, 5.95, ^piirjifeehester W. Nimitz and other p^. del i very> phone 152. Hope 'Pac1|io"'cpmmanders what the high Mattress Co. 24-lmp command expected in Eurpoe ami BABY'S BASSINET. MUST BE IN I p a tty Berg, golf (15), 60 good condition. Phone 768 or see their first place votes shown Mrs Isaac Johnson, 312 South bronko Nagurski, pro football (7) 38 Walnut street, immediately. New York Yankees, baseball (7) 36 20-3tpd. I Luke Appling, baseball (3) 32 Beau Jack, boxing (3) 29 Schoolboy Rowe, baseball (2) 17 New York Giants, football (4) 17 Joe Gordon, baseball (3) 17 Henry Armstrong,'boxing (3) 15 Great Lakes, football (3) 13 Rip Sewell, baseball (2) 11 Notice A Matter of Timing "The Japs didn't make it hard for us to get equipment for sports,' Gunnison explained. "Frequently someone had to go into Shanghai to buy extra food or medical supplies, and they'd usually let us stop and buy a few softballs or bats. The Japs never objected to our sports except when they interfered with their work projects. They tried to make us work for them, setting up fences and constructing camp buildings. We could play seven innings of softball at twilight, but somehow We''cl'jget a post-hole half dug and it syould be too dark to finish." Settled In Advance Gunison also managed lo get a look at the sports activities of the Japanese troops . . . "Sumo" wrestling was one of the big events. It s a special kind of wrestling between S T I O N S SYRUP Pure Ribbon Cane Gal. 1.55 CRACKERS 2 Bt b »29c APPLE Jelly, Pure Lb. Jar 25c LARD Pure 8-Lb. Ctn. 1.39 SANDWICH SPREAD Jar SOc SKINNED HAMS Cream FLOUR 1.29 and tamfore~ when' thei'lull'weight of I GIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT..T.'~, _!_'—tt. _:-ut ..oaannoiv be | j 0 ns for Christmas. Not rationed yet. New or renewal subscriptions on any magazine. See Chas. Reynerson at City Hall. 30-tmc Allied strength might ejcpieted to be 'available for the ] struggle With Japan. Market Report SLiSu&Snf, ~c. ™^™'X^^r a ._ -r-r - ^_ no CflA* rv\rivlfor f*P. tlIIll-« J-vjr v. »w« c* SLICED BACON Mindless 31c tive; Hogs, 22,500; market ac- 20 Ibs up steady; lighter Personnel taxes in the U. S. in- 'creised from about ?3 billion in JMOVto ilV an estimated $16 billion CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! HAVE your mattress remade. Cobb's Mattress Shop, 712 West ' Phone 445-J. 21-6tp Wanted! Men and •^ lenWhoAre lard of Hearing (hi* timple, no risk heating te»t. I temporarily deafened, bothered f buzzing head noUea due to hard^•^ iBAi.^CMffUlatc4'wax(cerunien) l try the I •& < MMM Borne Method test that BO many say fey,''' tMffH&d them to hear well again. You Kit MV better after making this simple . •»*y«_Tn |Il _ et your mon ey back at once, t Ourine Ear Drops today •* P. Cox Drug Co. to Rent TWO OR THREE ROOMS, UN- furnished. Phone. 28-W-4. 16-6tp FIVE OR SIX-ROOM HOUSE. Prefer Ward 1 or 2. Employed in city. Reasonably permanent. No small children. Reference. Call Hope Star. 2-tfdh. *f* Top$ a* • JL ! 'Pfifci,-~Tablff, » Dreisf rs MqKe Christmas Gifts That ',; Are Appreciated T Pring Your Patterns to Hempstead County Lumber Co, THREE OR FOUR ROOM FURN- ished apartment for permanent family. Contact Hope Star. 30-tf Services Offered ALL TYPES OF HOME AND building repairs. Specialize in reroofing. Estimates free; A. M. Rettig, phone 221. 29-lmp Lost or Strayed 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 weights steady to 15 higher; sows steady to 25 higher top bulk good and choice 200-270 Ibs 13.70; 280325 Ibs 12.50-13.25; 170-190 Ibs 12.4013 25; 140-160 Ibs 11.00-12.00; 120-140 Ibs 10.0011. lights pigs ranging .down to 8.0 or below; bulk good sows 11.75. few at 11.85; stags 11.75 down; good clearance indicated. (Receipts include 7500 fresh arri- !vals intransit as embargo on hogs went into effect yesterday, and holdovers from Monday and Tuesday's market). Cattle, 3500; calves, 800; supply moderate in volume; less than 30 cars steers being offered;opening generally steady with Tuesday but rather slow; choice steers to 16.00; little done on heifers and cows; few medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 11.50-14.00; medium and good sausage and beef bulls 9.50-11.25; vealers 25 higher; good and choice 15.50; medium and good 13.00-14.25; nominal range slaughter steers 9.75-16.0 slaughter heifers 9.0-15.50; stocker and feeder steers 8.00-13,25. Sheep, 2000; early receipts mostly trucked in lambs and ewes; lambs opened 25-50 lower to small killers; deck good and choice wooled lambs 14.00-25; others not established. time. _-„ - — advance of more than a cent from early lows. But the rally did not last and as offerings expanded the market turned downward and m some cases sank below the previous close. The December wheat contract suffered in the final minutes, closing out at $1.72-$1.72 1-4, up 1—1 1-4 on the day. Other wheat contracts | were 1-8—1-2 higher, May $1.65 7-8. Oats were unchanged to 5-8 lower, I May 78 7-8-79. Rye was 1-4 lower BRICK CHILI SMOKED SAUSAGE NECK BONES •7-8, ' 1-4 to 3-8 higher, May $1.24 3-4 and barley was unchanged to , May $1.22 3-8. cash wheat. Oats, No. 2 white 83 1-4; sample grade white 80 1-4; barley, malting 1.20-1.45 nom.; feed 1 15—1.22 1-2 nom.; field seed per I 100 Ibs, timothy 5.75-6.00 nom. red top 14.00-15.00' nom.; red clover 31.50 nom.; sweet clover 10.50 nom. ROAST : IN STOCK— , Radiant Heaters Automatic Water Heaters Automatic Water! Harry W, Plumbing RIP-RAP MALE BIRD DOG. FIVE year old. Black and white spotted. White face. Lost on Rosston road. Reward. 679 Taxi, Homer May. 17-6tp. NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 22 — — Approach of the weekend holiday restricted trading in cotton futures but prices moved upward on price fixing and covering. Quiet spot markets and uncertainty over the war and price control were additional retarding fac- Late values were 30 to 45 cents a bale higher, Mch 19.47, May 19.24 and Jly 19.0. DRESSED APPLES YELLOW DEHORNED JERSEY cow from Patmos pasture. Left her calf. See J. J. or R. E. Byers. 21-6tp BLACK MALE COCKER SPAN- iel five months old. Reward. Call 377. 22-6tp Table tennis was originated . NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec. 2 2— (JP>— A few stocks advanced today on special support but the majority of industrial and rail leaders continued Tuesday's narrow and irregular drift. It was one of the quietest sessions of the month with total turnover at approximately 550,000 shares. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, Dec. 22 — — Grams fluctuated in a nervous and erratic manner -today,* with traders watching price trends in the December contracts which go off the board at POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, Dec. 22 —(/P)— Poultry live; firm; 2 cars 30 trucks; market unchanged. Heavy receipts of eggs from the country have forced wholesale prices here as much as 11 1-2 cents under/OPA ceilings. •,« .•. t» Christmas morning by mistake the hostess scrambled the eggs with eggnog mixture instead of cream. One amazed but uncom plaining guest raised his eyes ecstatically: WHAT A HEN!" Rangoon has a population of Produce Department V fill vacancies on the Board of Dircct- arc 14,500,000 persons in Nice Size, Delicious 39c We Will Be Closed S o r u rd a y Christmas ORANGES Texas 29c ORANGES Sunkist, Nice Size TOMATOES UEJTUCI C E L E R Y Giant Heads Large Stalks Per Head •MMMM Per Stalk Goodfellows Club for distribution. Ftl Thrash announced u mis- ,.. understanding over last Tuesday's U be»n and Chicken meal. It seems that Lylc Brown's team, oC which Ed was a member, were erroneously .served chicken when it should have been beans. To correct that error each man on that particular (| cam were served a heaping plate. 'ul of pork and beans without the pork These beans were just like ,hey came out of the can, dclicious- y hard and cold. Guests of the club were Henry Lee of Texarkana, Earl Wciscn- berger of Dodge City Kansas former member Capt. Roycc Weiscn- bcrgcr and Charles Thomas and Hugh Jones of Hope. During the business meeting Frank Hill and Black were elected to <l (ft! 49c DATES Pound Packages STUE ART'S P i k* i 5. Walnut W§ Deliver Rhone 447 •KM - ' -'' "> ^ 'v> r £*i ft) ri»t Tfeet Will •*»« J S«l<l!«r'i * *_* * * * J Hope Star fHfe WEATHER Arkansas: Fair tonight and Friday; colder this afternoon and to" -: night with lowest temperaures 8 to 12 in extreme north, 12 to!6 in . central and 16 to 20 in extreme^ south portion, ,--?!$ 45TH YEAR: VOL. 45—NO. 59 Stof of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January IB, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Prew (N EA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c -M>n Battle Raging InsideOrona ; .:... • '-^^^^^ ^^^^Wi .. . , -'.''t! CHRISTMAS GREETINGS Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN A Slice of Turkey Something for the Faith A local business man tells this story—and it's one for the Christmas book: Minute Progress in Settlement of Rail Dispute Washington, Dec. 23 (/P)— The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen loday acccpled President Roosevelt's offer to decide their wage dispute with the carriers but the four other operating brotherhoods temporarily withheld their decision. A. F. Whitney, chief of the trainmen, snid that he had given the president his answer on the spot when the offer was made in the White House conference earlier in the day. By JOSEPH A. LOFTUS Washington, Dec. 23 (#•)—President Roosevelt today offered to arbitrate the wage dispute between the railroads and the operating brotherhoods if they would agree to abide by his decision. They promised to give their answer later today, by 3 p. m. "The war cannot wait," Ihe pres- 'ident lold both sides when they reported their inability to reach an agreement, "and I cannol wail. American lives and American victory are at stake." The president's quoted remarks were made public by the While 9 House. The statement said he was "immediately" and said thai his decision "of course must be within the law of Ihe land." Bolh sides held prompl separate meclings lo see whether they could agree upon the president as the final judge in settling the dispute. Earlier, after negotiations lasting litlle more lhan a half-hour, the management and employe representatives broke up and headed for the While House lo report their inability to agree. When (hey left the While House, prepared lo decide Ihe controversy Presidential Secretary Stephen Early read this statement to the press; "The president offered his good offices. In doing so he said: " 'The war cannot wail and 1 cannot wait. American lives and American victory are at stake. " 'I want to know whether you object to my deciding this controversy immediately and whether you will abide by my decision, which of course must be within the law of Ihe land'," - Bolh management and brotherhood eoniiiTiillccs afterward went to the While House, where President Roosevelt has been attempting lo meditate the difficulty, It was presumed they sought new guidance. The government meanwhile pur- Continued on Page Four) Russians Battle Gigantic German Tank Offensive By EDDY GILMORE Moscow, Dec. 23 (/P — Gen. "I hud just come home from a visH wilh my old mother, and my wife said: " 'Thai reminds me—I've got •to send our son and his wife a breast of turkey.' " 'What on earth ....?'! began. " 'A man wouldn't remember,' said my wife, 'But when you and I were just married your mother sent us a whole turkey 'breast. We were a struggling young couple back in those days. We lived off that turkey breast an entire week. I've never forgotten it—and I mean that our son and his wife arc going to have something to remember us by." Something lo remember us by ... That is the meaning of men's existence here on earth—borrowing something good out of the past lo guarantiee faith in the future. These guarantees we call ideals. And the greatest of them is symbolized by i Christmas. It has been taught in our generation, and all the generations before us, that ideals are important. To the men of today has been given a priceless though grim and terrible experience—the experience of actually seeing what happens when nations grow cynical and turn their ibacks on ideals . . . ridiculing patriotism, disowning Christianity. For when times are hard and men's hearts are tempted we know now what happens if they give way to temptation. We know 'that every nation has within Itself the seeds of-destruction — leaders" who will speed a cynical people into unknown depths with terrifying suddenness. The cynic says in his moment of travail that because we have not lived up to an ideal the ideal itself is worthless. But this is an imperfect world. The elements • of known goodness arc precious because they are so few. And without them—such as they are — we have absolutely nothing. The world of 1943 understands, for it has .been close to the brink. So loday we celebrate Christmas with a devout thankfulness for that immortal handful of beliefs which has held the civilized world gether in its hour of peril. to Keeping Up With Ration Coupons Processed and Canned Foods: December 1 — First day for green stamps D, E and F in Ration Book 4. January 20 — Last day for green stamps D, E and F in Ration Book 4. Meat, Cheese, Putter and Fats: December 19 — First 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 in 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 Airplane stamp 1, Book 3. Valid when used. Most of Fliers Shot Down Are War Prisoners Sugar: November 1 — First day for sugar stamp No. 29 in Ration Book 4. Good for five pounds. January 15 — Last day for sugar stamp No. 29, Book 4. November 22 - First day for 9 coupons in A ration book, gQ9d for three gallons; Bl and Cl coupons are «oud for two gallons each. January 21 — Last day for No. S^pons in A Ration Book. Washington, Dec. 23 —(/P)—- The War Department announced today that of 581 air crew members reported missing when 60 Flying Fortresses were lost in the heavy bombing of industrial plants at Schweinfurt. Germany, 346 are alive as prisoners of war. Eighteen crew members, at first listed as missing, now are reported officially to have been killed. Their names were not disclosed pending notification of next of kin. Unaccounted for as yet are 217 men. The War Department said, however, thai reports still are being received and that it is expected more of them may be listed as war prisoners. The loss of 60 Flying Forlresses set a record for losses by U. S. air forces in any one mission. In carrying out the atlack on Ocl. 14, our bombers shol down 186 enemy fighter planes, probably destroyed 27 and damaged 89, revised War Department figures show. In addition, fighter escorts destroyed 13 enemy fighters, probably destroyed one and damaged five. We lost two fighters. Vital ballbearing plants at Schweinfurt were wrecked. Our air forces flew 50 miles inlo Germany to knock out the target, which was on a carefully planned list of German enterprises marked for destruction. The Schweinfurt plants made at least half of the ballbearings manufactured in German-occupied Europe and 75 per cenl of those made in Germany. The War Department said its reconnaissance photographs indicate that approximately three- fourths of the production capacity of the plants were destroyed. FARMER KILLED AT MILL North Little Rock, Dec. 23 —(/P)— A saw wheel which broke off its shaft struck and killed George J. Bryant, 59, farmer, while he was operating it near here yesterday. The first steam vessel voyage to India was made in, 1825. Ivan C. Bagramian's Baltic army is fighting its way through thick barbed wire cnlanglcmcnls forming the northern-most defenses of Vit- ebsk and at the same time is reaching westward for a stranglehold on the Vitebsk-Polotsk railway, Soviet dispatches from Ihe front said" lo- day. Cutting of the railway to Polotsk would sever Vitebsk's main communications to the west. To the south, however, massed Russian heavy artillery and mobile guns blazed against a gigantic German tank offensive, one of the greatest of the war. The large-scale enemy attack was sprung yesterday on a 40-mile front stretching from White Russia lo the Dnieper bend, but front re- pors said Red Army forces were holding firm on all sectors and that concentrated artillery fire had destroyed at least 148 of he attacking tanks during the day. The new enemy counerattack came as an llth hour effort ns Russian pressure increased on the Nazi Vitebsk-Pololsk defense wall further north where Gen. Ivan Bagramian's First Baltic Army' was said to be driving steadily ahead. The Germans massed their heaviest assaults in the Korosten sector of the Kiev bulge, where for weeks Marshall Fritz Von Mannstein has been trying to break Russian defenses before the Ukraian capital city. Despite the fury of the Nazi onslaught, troops of Gen. Nikolai Valutin's First Ukraine Army held firm and acually improved their positions, dispatches said. •In the Zhlobin sector of White Russia, ,115 miles south of Vitebsk and 50 miles northwest of Gomel, where Gen. Constantine Rokossov- skyj's army threatens to close an important German escape exit tank drive of equal ferociy was launched by the enemy. Here, too, •the Soviet lines refused to yield. Ninety-five German tanks were dstroyed and nearly 3,000 Germans killed in the fierce tank-artillery duels which raged throughout yesterday in these two sectors, dispatches reported. In the drive toward the Lalvian border Bagramian's veerans closed in on Gorodok, a lake town on the Novel-Vitebsk railway and an important slrongpoint in Vite- bsk's northern defenses. The Russians forced their way across a strongly-defended water barrier here, killing several thousand Germans and overrunning 20 more villages despite reinforced enemy resistance. The Germans launched 16 coun- lerallacks in one sector alone in vain attempts to slop Ihe Russians, who succeeded in bringing heir big guns wihin range of Vitebsk, less than 15 miles uway. In one engagement the Germans lost 1,000 troops, the Russian communique said, adding Hint another 1,000 were slain us Red Army columns fanned westward lo within 20 miles of Po- lotsk, another key point in the German Bultic defenses system. Stiff Opposition Encountered by British 8th Army ; .":j^p m $$$$ brought upon them, Ihcir children and their children's children by power-crazy mis-leaders, and take the first steps on Hie rood back toward peace on earth and good will among men. All Business Will Close Up for Christmas Record-breaking shopping crowds downtown all this week were a reminder that Christmas this year falls on Saturday—which will be a holiday in every line of business. Hope postoffice will be closed in all departments, Postmaster Robert M. Wilson announced. There will be no window service, no rural delivery, and no city delivery except for the delivery of Christmas packages. Mail will be dispatched, however, as usual from the postoffice Christmas day. FALL FROM BUS FATAL Van Buren, Dec. 23 — (/Pi— Fall- Cedarville school bus neh rreea Planes Take Offensive in Pacific Area —War in Pacific By MORRIE UANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor Allied warplanes are providing the action in the Pacific pending the next major phase of the offensive against the Japanese. Enemy positions from China to. the Solomons came under attack by bombers .whiles ..-Amer.ican . fjghter planes shot down 16 Japanese aircraft in defense of the U. S. Sixth Army's beachhead at Arawe, New Britain. The Japanese sent nearly 100 divebombers and fighters against Arawe and 15 bombers lo raid American positions on the west coast of Bougainville island, northern Solomons, as if in answer to Premier Hideki Tojo's broadcast assertion: "The reinforcement of the air arm is the key to victory in modern warfare." But the United States has aerial plans of is own. Rep. Sparkman (D-Ala) chairman of a House Military Aviation sub-committee, disclosed that a new super-bomber has been developed, and will be in large-scale production soon. Its long range will make it a useful weapon in the Pacific where some Japanese bases are beyond the reach of land-based planes currently in use. In New Guinea, a headquarters spokesman declared there was "no foundation whatsoever" for the statement that General MacArthur would go to Washington in the near future for conferences. Although widespread aerial activity prevailed in other sectors for the first lime in nearly two weeks there was no word of an -American attack nn the Japanese-held* Marshal islands in the Central Pacific. China-based Liberators started large fires a the Chiengrai railroad yards in Thailand, just south of the Burma border, while American fighters strafed enemy landing strips in Northern Burma. Mitchells pounded Japanese bases in the Tungting Lake area of Central China. Catalina planes sank a 6000-ton Japanese cargo ship off Kavieng, New Ireland, and a heavy bomber damaged an enemy de'stroyer. The Kavieng airdrome was hit by Australian-manned Catalinas. The various action^: recalled the words of General George C. Marshall, U. S. army chief of staff, during his recent visit to Hawai. "We've got the Japs beaten," he said, "but we have to keep pushing." ing from a moving Cedarville school bus Uniontown- near here yesterday, four-year-old Edward Dale Roden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Roden of Rt. 2, Van Buren, was killed. •»*» » *•*• - - • BODY FOUND ON TRACKS Alma, Ark., Dec. 23 — — The body of Ed Powell, 52, was found at the railroad crossing on Main street yesterday, Marshal H. W. Inman expressed belief he had been hit by a car or truck and his body either knocked over to the tracks or placed there deliberately by a hit-and-run driver. Australia's population of 7,000,000 is only 2 per square mile of the continent. British Naval Landing Is Not Confirmed London, Dec. 23 — W— A landing of British naval forces in the Madeiras, Portuguese islands in the Atlantic west of Morocco, was reported today by the Berlin radio. While it said "there is no concrete evidence yet that the report is true," the International Information Bureau, Berlin propaganda agency, added: "The main object of this occupation is to guard Churchill's future place of residence." It speculated that the •'.British prime minister, recovering from pneumonia, "intends to s"pend the. winter., in -Madeira. . to restore his health completely." The British have established bases in the Azores, also Portuguese-owned. McNutTWould Help Returning Servicemen Washington, Dec. 23 (/P)— Manpower Chairman Paul V. McNutt, declaring that returning veterans must be given "every possible assistance," made it clear today that honorably discharged servicemen don't have to take war jobs if they don't want to. Regardless of local manpower programs which give essential war plants first call on workers, the veterans will be helped lo find jobs to their liking, he said. That goes for both men and women. About 10,000 are being discharged every month. "It can be assumed that the majority of returning veterans will perfer war jobs but no restriction must be placed on anyone who chooses to accept other work, particularly work promising greater permanency," McNutl said. All offices of the U. S. employment service have been instructed that, on the request of a veteran, they shall refer Ijlm to any job in which he is interested, and for which he is qualified. The same freedom of choice continues for 60 days after the veteran has accepted his first civilian job. In other words, if he doesn't like the first job, he has the privilege, for 60 days, of seeking other work. Fire Sweeps Tulsa Company Factory Pawhsuka, Okla,, Dec. 23 (/P). Fire swept through one of the Tulsa Canvas Products company's three factories here today, destroying tests and equipment valued by Superintendent Mary Brazeale at several thousands of dollars. Advanced Allied Headquarlers, New Guinea, Dec. 23 — The Japanese have lost 16 more planes in their heaviest attacks so far on advancing American forces at Arawe, New Britain. Field commanders of troops which Gen. Dougla_s MacArthur said today were extending and consolidating positions past the beachhead seized Dec. 15 reported nearly 100 enemy divebombers and fighters in three attacks Tuesday caused only slight damage. American Lightning and Thunderbolt lighters downed 12 dive- bombers and four fighters, and probably destroyed another dive- bomber and four fighters, and probably destroyed another dive- bomber and two fighters, Mac- arihur's communique said. It was the first return in force by Japanese aircraft since the Continued on Pa£e Four) About 50 large army tents, a number of hospital sewing machines and numerous bales of canvas were destroyed. Firemen said the blaze apparently started from a heating stove. The Army buys nearly 2.000,000 pairs of shoes each month. Largest Shipment of Mai! to Arrive Here Robert M. Wilson, postmaster, announced shortly before noon today that several hundred sacks of Christmas gifts and mail, the Biggest shipment ever to be received here, would arrive here today on the Missouri Pacific mail train No. 17. The train will arrive early this afternoon. Tito Denounces Government of King Peter London, Dec. 23 .—Denouncing the "hostile attitude" and acts of King Peter's Yugoslav government -in-exile, Marshal Josip Broz' (Tito's) council of liberation has ordered Peter's regime deprived "of all its rights" and has "forbidden" thee young King to return' home until after Yugoslavia is liberated. The strongly-worded.vdecjaratioh- came as the Allies were '.giving' military aid to, Tito in his.' war against the Germans and attbmp 1 ing to settle differences between, the two Yugoslav factions. After Yugoslavia is freed, "the problem of the king as well as the question of the monarchy can be decided," declared Tito's council, recently established within the srategic Balkan naion. The council's statement, broadcast by the Free Yugoslav radio, leveled three accusations against Peter's government sitting in; Cairo: Of "maintaining a hostile attitude toward the struggle for liberation in which the Yugoslav people have been heavily engages;" Of abusing the hospitality of our Allies by spreading lies and slanders about the struggle of the Yugoslav Army of Liberation;" Of organizing, through War Minister Gen. Draja Mihailovic, civil strife in Yugoslavia and through him and his subordinates concluding a lasting agreement" with the Germans and their satellites. I therefore declared "null and void all international treaties and obligations" undertaken by Peter's government, and asserted "the so- called Yugoslav governmment abroad is deprived of all rights of a legal government, and also of the rights of representing the peoples of Yugoslavia in foreign towns." This also concerns "all other governments which may in the future be formed abroad against the will of the Yugoslav peoples," the statement added. The council charged that Peter had "showed full confidence" in the exiled government and Mihail- ovic, and had "decorated traitors and criminals." "Under the protection of the royal flag and the monarchy, the most abominable treacheries and crimes have been commited and still are being committed," it added. The broadcast said the manifesto Nov. 29, and that Us decisions are to enter into force immediately." the announcement itself followed shortly after Tito had been raised to full Allied commander of the patriots forces in Yugoslavia. On the military front, Tito's forces were reported on the offensive on every sector after having thrown back heavy German attacks in Croatia. Reward Tops Amount Stolen From Patriot Monroe, La. (fP) — Paul Collins, Monroe druggist, recently offered a $100 reward for the capture of a "four-dollar thief." Collins explained why: "I had the four dollars in a jar. It wasn't mine, but was what folks had contributed to buy cigarettes for men overseas. It'd be worth a century note to me to see. the guy who stole that money put behind bars." Freezing Weather Again Tonight Little Rock, Dec. 23 — — The Weather Bureau forecast sub-freezing temperatures for Arkansas again tonight. ' • ' , '. Temperatures of 8 to 12 'degrees above zero were predicted! for-the extreme north portion of th^e'state, 12 to 16 for the central portion; and 16 to 20 for the extreme south. Low emperatures probably* will continue through tomorrow^' the forecast said. ' , By WES GALLAGHER -•' - : <'^M Allied Headquarers, Algiers'ioJ Dec. 23 — Eighth Army tahks||:5 and infantry fought bitterly 'inr.lheg" streets of Orona for the thirdlf straight day with German .fprc&"g;i who were turning the tiny 'Adriatic'^ port into a miniature Staltagrati;, angl,,, Allied headquarters announcement!!! said today. ' • " v^^lf 5 On the Fifth Army front to; thegM west, American troops captttred^fCl snow-covered 3,000-foot M. Caval r 'SS lo, three and a half miles 'nortfi-^m, west of Venafro and near ViticusoA^fi| and French forces advanced in ;"af?|r mountain pass where a struggle 1 raced for several days. ' '- . . ..^ <>l ,,,, Other American infantry atlack'|f|| ing in the rain seized a hill nearv' ' Mona Casale. . .'.• Swarming up the slopes .of -.-,.„.,..,,. Cavallo in a drenching rain,.- : thej"4! Americans now overlooked the. 1 lage of Viticuso, eight miles -.e of Cassino and placed it under si .,,,.„ ,-,„ and mortar fire. The Germans tried-,%M| to recapture the mountain,-' ,butv/p| failed. ! ' - '•'•' * The systematic cleanup of boxes around San Vittore, a heavily-^l fortified village six miles south,';6f;Kj'.|| Cassino, continued, but there", wasiSJp no indication that a full-scale a'tta'ciwjjjW had yet been launched on,,-this*'4'?f strong position guarding the : " """"" Rome. The heaviest fighting U to Washington, : Dec. 23 ••;:'—Pres ident Roosevelt's address tomorrow afternoon to the nation 1 and : - to American fighting forces .throughout the world will be carried- by a world-wide radio hookup. In addition to all American networks, the entire system of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Australian and New Zealand* networks and stations in Algiers, Palermo, Bari, Naples and India will broadcast the address. Mr. Roosevelt speaks at 3 p. m. Eastern War Time, from his Hyde Park, N. Y., home. In a statement, the White House said the address "will be carried over Ihe most extensive network oJ international radio facilities ever organized from America." The Office of War Information, has scheduled short wave transmission from 23 American stations^ These will carry the program to armed forces in England, Ireland, Iceland, North Africa, Italy, Central Africa and the Near East, while west coest OWI transmitters cover China, India, Australia, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines, Runing translations in French, Italian and Norwegian will be broadcast simultaneously to European audiences. From delivery time tomorrow, on through Christmas Day, the address will be short- waved in more than 30 languages. The British Broadcasting Corporation in England will relay the speech to South Africa, the Atlantic, the Middle East and other areas. The Leopoldville transmitter in Central Africa probably will relay the talk into Iran. back and forth in Ortona where nadians have been fighting the surged:;. mans in the streets for Ortona, anchor to the present' '• man line across Italy, guards ;orie/! of the main roads leadtag •nortljiCtJ'" Pescara; , ' , u ,v *~ .p^;*--*.-- .. r . ^ Canadian tar*;; _„ vanced from house: tp.jhouse, and'- every where.; were met'b'y fierce 1 ^nS position,'th'e Germans dying on spot rather than retreating. Farther, .inland ;• troops * of thep Eighh Army continued', to ..'push, ^ north'of the Ortona-Orsogna roadx^V ARKANSAN PRISONER Hutington, Dec. 23 (#>) — Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Gilliam have received a postcard from their son, L. O. Gilliam, Jr., from Japanese- held Burma — their first word of him since he was listed as missing by the navy in February 1942. The card from'"^e young seaman said he was a prisoner of the Japs and in good, health! • French immigrants founded New Orleans In, 17J.8. , toward the next lateral highway 5 " six miles away,, coming up agains 1 the strongly fortified village of j Ariella, eight miles inland from Or- , ,<j tona. Here another house-to-hpuse fi battle appeared in prospect. Although air activity in Western ' Italy was greatly reduced by the weaher, fighters patrolled the Ad- , riatic and shot up a schooner and radio station near Zara on the Yugoslav coast and bombers supported the attack near Orsogna. American and British fighter- bombers destroyed three trams near Tortoreto and Civitanova along the Adriatic. Two Allied planes were lost, Soviet Paratroops Land in Baltic Stockholm, Dec. 23 — —A great many Russian parachutists have landed in the Baltic states and leaflets have been dropped asking the population to take up arms , it against the Germans, the news- \4 paper Afton-Tidningen said today. ' L The dispatch quoted newspapers in the Latvian capital of Riga that a number of parachulists had been seized, including 20 who had mm- gled with a church crowd. Intense air activity over the Baltic (states also was disclosed. Landings by Russian parachutists in the Baltic states have been reported from time to time over a period of months. Japanese Proves He Is Good Citizen Rivers, Ariz. — (/P)— When*%6Vi- yoshi Masamitsu applied for leave Erom the war relocation center to. work at the Edgewater Beach hotel V,s in Chicago he had to prove he was a good citizen. Without saying a word he handed the clearance board a slip pf paper bearing four reasons — IJie, names of his sons who have been • in the Army since before Pearl Harbor. The board Q. K.'d his request Star Suspends for Christmas Holiday There will be no e4itipn of The Star Saturday, toe-newspaper suspending for ifas Cbyrist- mas holiday, Tiie §tar observes three holidays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and diristmas, Saturday's comics am} serials will be "doubled up" with the regular run Friday.
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