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** ^^Mlf^lFaa«4^^^MASnlVfflftris4ilV,ii«..,rii.r-,vU.ii^ ^A-1L. ,. . •- ..A -J. It- -....'. *L/,^^JSi/jL™J_^-u*^L~. .'.li../...^'/.'^ STAR, H6M, ARKANSAS MaM Everything i-as second etas* f^atter'at the »:«tf Mop*. Arkansas, under th« „,,„ Assottated Press Newspaper Entefptb* Ass'n. Mat* (ANtttys Payable In fcarrlef, per wee* ISe; *, Howard, Milter ona $340 per year; else- wie Press is exclusively entitled to Mis* for repubirectton of all news discredited to tt or not Otherwise hv this paper dnd also the locoi \ published herein. "iNolhmal Adyertbln* *epr»««nHi»Ore— Iftiue* ,"' DoSte* ,, l«.t MgJ™$ ls - . Term.. to Biillding; Chicago. 400 North M ch- ; New York City, 292 Madison , Mich., 2842 W. Grand BK-d.; . a m \ta~rt M« itiivltt iX t M mo. u 3 r\i .utt. • -_....... - - —- 1 - 1 — — —••-"••••• ••.••..^. ^™._ _ - - ^ -~—,— _ m m , Second* Over Tolcyo .:. ^^Boofc-oMhe-Monfh . " , ., . . City. 4M Terminal IBda.; New os, 722 Union St.> i "Calling headquarters —hello, hello! We're picking up sound ol jingle bells, sirl" >IDE GLANCES By Galbraith The rear turret went bad ... Ci , ftn««ml»*r*JlS f 1143 Social and P crfona Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Phone H& "BbtWefth 8 •. m. and 4 0. m. I H 0 M STAR, MOM, ARKANSAS COPR. 1M» BY NEA SERVICg. INC.- T. M. REC We were one-man arsenals. W E were going to take off during the -evening of Monday, April 20th, coruc in over our cities ifl the 'dark and fly the rest of the way during the remainder of the night, landing after dawn in China. And with the time drawing near, Doolittle was as restless for action as any of us. Inspecting our ship, he told us not to get any of our automatics close to the compass during the flight. We \vcre one-man arsenals. Each of us was given at least two ,45's, two knives, searchlight, emergency rations, morphine, sterilized bandages and holsters and straps to hold these things to us. We were walking magnets, and the The carrier shuddered with new power as we plunged ahead thought of that sent its back to our maps again. We had them ilowti pretty fine, but it was a little disturbing to have the Navy boys tell us that best available maps of the China coast line failed to show correctly its numerous coves, irregularities and the islands that skirt it. On April 17, which turned out to be our last full day on the Hornet, our rcar'gun turret went bad. We worked like fools on it, appreciating more than ever how much we'd have to depend dn it. Japanese attacks, of course, would come from our rear and the turret was our only protection As we worked the tension mounted on the ship. The Hornet was pulling away from the force, accompanied by spray-spouting cruisers and knifing destroyers. The carrier shuddered with new power and we plunged deeper and deeper into Japanese controlled waters. We were about 1,000 miles off Jnjian now. We were coming into the homestretch, and everybody knew it. We worked on and cursed the turret. I was tuckered out that night of the 17th by the time I got to my bunk. I slept from about 10 o'clock until battle stations next dawn-which regrettably and unexpectedly turned out to be the day of the raid. That was April 18th. After battle stations"! went back to my room to wait for breakfast. That was when it happened. First there was n nuilHed, vibrating roar, followed immediately by the husky roar of battle stations. I jumped for the door. Scrambling as fast as I could, 1 found other Army boys racing for the top. We were three decks down. We flims questions at one another, but got no answer. And twice before I could get up on top, the Hornet vibrated and echoed with booming sound. It was guiuire -nearby! (Continued tomorrow) Drawing co P yr! g ht, 1943, by Kln B Feature, Syndicate, Inc. Text copyright. »». I- P-««m Howe. Inc. A nook-of-thc-Month Club selection, to be publbhri Jul FUNNY BUSINESS If "Yesf those same stars shine out in the Pacific, and Dad's fc probably looking at them and Jhiikin'g about next year's r, i Christmas just l$e us£ t a \ By Hershberger OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams_ HULLO, VOU STUPES/ BROTHER 3^V<E/ <^ ALL THE VJUV, T TIAOU6VXT JOARl'oTM AG MOU \MERE BEll^G^^ .DETA\NHD A<bA ^—HERE' GO^AE >, THE GREENiWOUGE J l-EN^C RUBBER DEM- !-~~S LEPxei OLD SfXr^TV ? LOOK, I 6R.ONi& 6OO&H GO MOO TO BUST SOUR. OPPEF^S ONi rAO <=OOP- POR. TK MAMAGER ASKED TO TELL US! VES, HE'£ OK] TH' ROA.D LIR IW AT AH--TH' START OF EEIM 1 A BOSS.' BUT HE USES. DIPLOMACY, WE. WON'T FEEU LIKE UMPERLIKJGS JlST VET--HE MAKES SURE TO SA.Y TH' = MAMAGER. ME TO 1ELL VOL) TO LOAD ALL OF THOSE QEOCERV ORDERS INTO TME. TRUCK..' UH—^H' MANAGER ASKED ME TO TELLVOU— 3wcn Evans Is Hostess at Suffet Supper , ' Miss Gwendolyn Evans was host- less to friends al a buffet supper •at her home on North Hervoy street llast evenliiK. Tlie home was adorn- led with artistic arrangements of vergreens and a large Christmas reei The serving table was centered •with a mirror surrounded with pine •and cedar and flanked by four red prunes. Guests were sealed ol puartette tables. During the evening games of prldge were enjoyed and gifls ex- fhanged. Guests were Miss Dorothy lloiiry, Miss Betty Kuth Colernaii, •IIss Peggy McNeil, Miss Marion ser.jmcr Miss Mary Hoy Moses. dethodlst Class Entertained Vlth Dinner Party A pro-Christmas dinner was giv- In by Mrs. Ernest O'Neal and Mrs. W. M. McCloughnn at the Barlow |ist evening for the members of eir Methodist church school class- Is. The Christmas theme was effectively reflected in the decor with i small tree centering the large banquet table. Covers were laid : Mrs. McCloughnn, Mrs. O'Neal, (tisses Vrii'infb Am,os, Martha Ann Mkins, Betty Ann Benson, Mary -ouisc Brown, Mary Ester Ed- ninston, Pat Ellen, Helen Troy jfammons, Eva Jean Milain, Maida McFaddin, Hazel Spillcrs tarion Stuart, Sophia Williams, I ranees Lewis, Martha Sue Moore, Bonnie Anthony, Carolyn Hamilton' |nd Dorothy O'Neal. Each guest received a gift from ke tree. A theatre party "followed Die dinner. church lost evening for n carol parly. . Accompanied by Mrs. Roy Allison, the group went to the homos of friends presenting a song service of seasonal beauty, After being graciously received at the various homes, they returned to.the church recreational rooms where delightful were served. Coming and Going Barol Party is Given for resbyteria^i Young People Members of the Young People's Department of the First Presby- rian church assembled at the <! >NEW SAENGER -NOW- Nelson Eddy m "My husband's idea—our daughter's boy friends always claim they_don't hear the clock strike eleven!" Take a 'Chute Along By Leslie Turner >8r feMM«lM(3 PISS! THEY WERE , HfeviKld TO LOCATE OUR UNDER- "<iROUMO MACHINE T<?OL / WPRKS; ' T 1 <JET UT AUVB WITH INFORMATION, 8AROW... THEY AflE TRAPPED IN THE'FPBEST C\.051W6 IN THE CHAR6ED WIRE THE WEST. INE IL TAKE N0 CHANCES! HAVE THEAIRFIS-PPUT OtJ THE ALERT AT ONCE! THEM LET THB CLUMSY ALUEO 00M0ERS COAA^lTHE LUFTWAFFE WIU. BE REAPy.'l SHAH IEAV rAV FiaHTIM& FLAMES A6A1WST THE ENEMY MV5ELF Rider • No Press Now "\ By Fred Harmon ARRESTirjp ANP YOUK PARTNER TOR OUNTE-RFEITlf^ NO PARTNER,! WHEN CERTWNL1 Donald Duck Dig, Brother, Dig! By Walt Disney 'Phantom Of the Opera 7 Friday - Saturday* .IT'S A RHYTHM RACKET! OH, LOOK, IT'S STARTED TO SNOW. 1 WE'LL HAVE A WHVTE • CHRISTMAS.' HOW NICE! and Popeye 'Life Begins at Forty' Thimble Theater ^ .._ ^.JPEVE, VOU MUSTN'T , AMM jy VET LITTLE THIM6)S JUS' GOT OWE <V W<^ TH ^ T <5TOP EVE-EXCEPTING 1^- --.'-. ,VOU FOR THOSE TUUOv Ah-hh! By Edaar Martin ft 1 LUOULD BE IM'A NAW NOLU P'RAPS^ VA'D \V BETTER > &OFIWD 1 4ERSEU 1 ? \ ANOTHER IE, J jV •"•^-^ ON'T UX3RRV, I'LL GiET VOU IN THE ES.UJHEN HE EO HE 5 C ANb TP^R° U ^ nip^Mv ( 60OPMESS/ S 6ET ME 6 fE?A$.OUlC!</ ,. •'" ~N: iihlf QUICK' HAHt?tT ; 'jl!| I' ' '" Blqck-Out! f-Tfi By Chic Young Alley You Can't Eat It By V. T, Hamlin 'GENGHIS KHAN'S TREASURE/ w G^PFRV.' TH' BOOTV OF PRAC-/>rvVOMT PCT-i IC^LLV THE ENTIRE CIVIL- hHEOU KHAWI IZEIP WORLR..ALL GATHERED) ^y GOOD... I HERE. IN ONE ,B16 PILE. / HE'S LAVIW'UPI OP JUNK...&W'FOR WHATU THERE IMTHAfl ——^'- 1 AM' THIMK O' THE THOUSAWPS WHO PIED SO IT COULD BE BROUGHT HERE WHERE IT AIN'T IM' MOBODY RIGHT IN TH 1 MIPDLE W/ SHUCKS JHOLE. VNOF HAM SANDWICH and Chapter 14 The Bofrman' RIALTO Last Times Today Campus Rhythm' and THERE! 160T ALL/THE IKJK KAOPPEP UP •* BEFORE At-JV PAMAGE WAS PONE freckle? end Hit Friend* I DOM'T CARE IF VOU DO WANT TO TALK TO HEP- / WMEU YOU OPEN THE WINDOW, IT GETS FRgf ZING IM And That's That By Merrill r A2-23 One Dangerous Night' prSTARTS FRIDAY— James Hannah 'Ward arrived Ihis morning from • Huston, La. to spend, the week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward. He is a member of the USNR receiving V-12 training at Louisiana Tech. Dr. Manlon Wilson of Richmond, Va. will be Ihe holiday guest of the R. E. Jachsons. Midshipman Edwin Jackson of the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. will also be their guesl for two weeks. Mrs. Young Foster and Miss Mablc Ethridge arc enlertaining their brother, Frank Ethridge of Horatio, during the Christmas week. Charles Foster, Sr. of Shreve- porl was a Thursday morning visitor in the Ethridge home. Miss Dorothy Henry, who is a student at Louisiana Tech, Ruslon, Is the guest of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. F. D. Henry She will return to Tech December 29. Miss Lynn Bayless has arrived from Washington D. C. to spend Christmas with relatives and friends. Lt. Col. and Mrs. James Branch and children of Lompac, Calif, are dividing their Christmas trip between relatives and friends in Litlle Rock and Hope. Miss Mary Delia Carrigan Is expecled from LiUle Rock loday to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Carrigan. Lieut. Sam Smith, stalioned at Greenville, S. C., is Ihe Yule guest of his mother, Mrs. Pauline Smith. Misses Polly Tolleson, Billy James, and Frances Harrell motored to Texarkana last evening for the annual Christmas dinner for girls from this section attending T. S. C. W. It was held at the Coffee Cup. Mrs. Byron Winn and spn, Dan, of El Dorado, and daughter, Helen, of Hendrix college, are guests in the Ched Hall home. Mrs. Norman Lewis of Louisville, Ky. and First Sergeant David A. Griffin of Camp Blanding, Fla. arc guests in the Gib Lewis home for Ihc holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Truman Hump hries and daughter, Barbara June, will come up from Shreveport tomorrow to spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ruggles. Pvt. John Henry Ellen will arrive Friday from 'Amarillo Army Air Base to spend Christmas'day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ellen, Sr. 1CUCr ' n * a " a t0> ' balioo " s the home New Year's Eve buffet Mr. and Mrs. J.' B. Ellen, Sr. motored to El Dorado Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Ellen's aunt, Mrs. Modisette. Mrs. E. J. Baker will entertain 1 her son, J. B. Baker of Dennison, Texas for the holidays. Boise Sterling, a freshman at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, is among the college students home for the Yuletide vacation. He is the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Sterling, 523 South Elm. Mrs. C. W. Arnett and daughter, Mary Ann, of Hot Springs are visiting Mrs. L. A. Arnett. Persistent Nazi Flier Again Caught North Bay, Ont., Dec, 23 — (#>)—A 23-year-old former Nazi flier who escaped from a prisoner-of-war camp in sparsely settled Northern Ontario Tuesday night for the third time in a year and a half, was recaptured early Wednesday in a railway mail car. The prisoner, Eckert Drosig, had hidden in a mail bag which was taken aboard the train at Montieth, Out., site of the camp. "We though the bag was extremely heavy," said Skip Andrews, a mail clerk. "When we finally loaded it, it took two of us to lift it inlo he car," • Glass Tops • for Desks, Tables/ Dressers Make'Christmas Gifts That Are Appreciated Bring Your Patterns to Hempstead County Lumber Co, IN Radiant Heaters Automatic Water Heaters Automatic Water Systems Harry W, Shiver Plumbing - Hearing Walker to Try to 'Soothe' Solid South By JACK BELL Washington, Dec. 23 —W)— A political pilgrimage to the party's troubled precincts in the South may be undertaken by Chairman Frank .C. Walker after the Democratic National Committee meets here Jan. 22 to fix the time and place for its national convention. Tentative arrangements have been made for Walker to head south as part of a general plan that will find all of the national committee officers filling speaking dales at the annual Jackson Day diners upon which he party leans heavily for financial returns. Democratic spokesmen insist the fact lhal Walker will speak in the South has no relation to the rumors of revolt that have been coining up from below the Mason and Dixon line. But in other quarters it is pointed out that Walker may want to see what he can do lo stop lalk of a Ihird party. If plans maure, five other national committee officers will Iry Iheir oratory at a series of dinners to be inaugurated by the traditional $100 a plate gathering here at the time the committee meets. These would be Ambrose O'Connell, executive vice chairman; Oscar R. Ewing, vice chairman; Mrs. Charles W. Tillett, director of .the women's division, George E. Alien, secretary, and Edwin W. Paulcy, acting treasurer. Democralic leaders cloubl lhat President Roosevelt will put in a personal appearance as he has so often in tfie pasl. Their guess is that Mr. Roosevelt will be loo busy with war matters to atlend a political gathering, but may make a radio address. Pary headquarters here doesn't know yet how many dinners will be held, but any finances lhat can be raised through them will be welcomed in what, at best, is a comparatively empty purse. Because no one seems lo know whether the president will be a candidate for a fourth term, leaders His Love Be Known Labor Leaders Accused by Soviet Press By EDDY QILMORE Moscow, Dec. 23 (XP).The Soviet Labor Publicotion "War and'.the Working Class," In a discussion of labor's split in the United Stales, has accused three American Federation of Labor leaders of anti- Soviet acts lending to suppress "hopes of the masses for national and international unity." The aricle, published yeslerday, also referred lo John L. Lewis, who has led his United Mine Workers oul of the CIO and Is now trying to return lo the AFL, as "that Facisl scclarian." Listed as "reactionary leaders" of the AFL were Matthew Woll, AFL vice presidenl; William L. Hutcheson, presidenl of the carpenters union; and Isadore Nagler, fraternal 'delegate of Ihe AFL. Placed in Ihe same category was David Dubinsky, inlernalional pres- idenl of the ladies garment workers union, which returned to the AFL in 1940 after a period as an independent union. William F. Green, AFL president who is a member of the Society for Societ-American Friendship, did "not react to the activities of the Woll - Hutcheson - Dubinsky group," the publication declared. The article, wrilten by N. Alexiev, a labor union journalisl, praised the CIO, declaring it was fused with a progressive spirit and thai is "struggle for national unily was accompanied by no less an energelic campaign for internal-' ional unity." Woll, Hutcheson, Dubinsky and Nagler were accused of makirig political war against both Soviet labor unions and the Soviet Union— "the country, which as an ally of the United States, is carrying on a war of liberation against the common enemy, Germany." The aricle declared that Woll, Hutcheson, Dubinsky and others had tried to lead the United Mine Workers back into Ihe ' AFL "lo slrenglhen their personal positions and break down all allempls by advocates of national unity of the AFL and CIO." "The reactionary top of the AFL," the article continued, "used this platform as an excuse for an open and noisy demonstration against approachmenl and collaboration with Soviet labor unions. "Nagler as a delegate of the AFL used the platforms of the congress of British trade unions for hoslile allacks on Soviel labor unions. This was done with the purpose of preventing further rapprochement and mutual understanding belween Ihe Soviet and Brilish Irade unions and to serve as a signal for a new campaign of the reactionaries inside the AFL. "Indeed Nagler and the other reactionaries aim td ma'ke'a"'poTiti- cnl war not only againsl Soviet labor unions but against the Soviet union." (USMC Photo From 'NBA) Christmas, 1943—and a symbol of spiritual faith and valor in crusading for right is formed as a U S. Marine stops to read the inscription at Hie base of a large crucifix creeled near the Quantico, Va., Marine Base by the Catholic Women's Club of Richmond, commemorating first English Catholic settlers. probably will squelch expected attempts to pull the national commil- ee on record in regard to his ex-' pected candidacy. One Democratic party official has suggested that the president might accept a fourth term nomination and, if elected, resign at the' war's end to head the American pea.ce delegation. The official, reminded that president ever has resigned, served: no ob- Potatoes should be stored in a vciy dry place where the temperature ranges between 40 and 60 degrees. By Charles Dickens Baitttf ^ lanjuiu 1943, NEA SERVICE. INC. CHAPTER XVI 'THIS little Tetterbys. were not habituated to regard that meal in the light p£ a sedentary occupation, but discussed it as a dance or trot; rather resembling a savage ceremony, in the occasional shrill whoops, and brandishings of bread and butter, with which it was accompanied, as well as in the intricate filings off inlo the street and back again, and the hoppings up and down the doorsteps, which were incidental to the performance. "These children will be the death of me at last!" said Mrs. Tetterby. "And the sooner the better, I think." "Poor people," said Mr. Tet- terby, "ought not to have children at all. They give us no pleasure." He was at that moment taking up the cup which Mrs. Tetterby had rudely .pushed towards him, and Mrs. Tetterby was lifting her own cup to her lips, when they were both stopped, as if they were transfixed." "Here! Mother! Father!" cried Johnny, running into the room. "Here's Mrs. William coming down the street!" And if ever, since the world began, a young boy took a baby from a cradle with the care of an old nurse, and hushed and soothed it tenderly, and tottered away with it cheerfully, Johnny was that boy. * * * TV/TR. TETTERBY put down his cup; Mrs. Tetterby put down her cup. Mr. Tetterby rubbed his forehead; Mrs. Tetterby rubbed hers. Mr. Tetterby's face began to smooth and brighten; Mrs. Tet- terby's began to smooth and brighten, "Why, tord forgive me," said Mr. Tetterby to hijns.elf, "what evil tempers have I been, giving way to? What has been, the * ter hf-re?" "How could I ever treat him ill again, after all I said and felt last night!" sobbed Mrs. Tetterby, with her apron to her eyes. "Am I a brute," said Mi-. Tet- terby, "or is there any good in me at' all? Sophia! My little woman!" " 'Dolphus dear," returned his wife, "I—I've been in a slate of mind," said Mr. Tetterby, "that I can't bear to think of, Sophy." "Oh! It's nothing to what I've been in, Dolf," cried his wife in a great burst of grief. <( "My Sophia," said Mr. Tetterby, "don't take on. I never shall forgive myself. I must have nearly broke your heart, I know." "No, Dolf, no. It was me! Me!" cried Mrs. Tetterby. "My litlle woman," said her husband, "don't. You make me reproach myself dreadful, when you show such a noble spirit. Sophia, my dear, you don't know what I thought. I showed it bad enough, no doubt; but what I thought, my little woman!"— "Oh, clear Dolf, don't! Don't!" cried his wife. "Sophia," said Mr. Tetterby, "I must reveal it. I couldn't rest in my conscience unless I mentioned it. My little woman—" "Mrs. William's very nearly here!" screamed Johnny at the door. My litlle woman, I wondered how," gasped Mr. Tetterby, supporting himself by his chair, "1 wondered how I had ever admired you—I forgot the precious children you have brought about me, and thought you didn't look as slim as I could wish. I—I never gave a recollection/' said Mr. Tet- terby, with severe self-accusation, "tp the cares you've had as my wife, and along of me and mine, when you might have had hardly with another man, \yh,g got on better and was luckier than me; and I quarreled with you-for having aged a little in the rough years you have lightened for me. :Can you believe it, my little woman? I hardly, can myself." * * * S. TETTERBY, in a'whirl- wind of laughing nnd crying, caught his face within her hands and hold it there. "Oh, Dolf!".she cried. "I am so happy that you thought so; I am so grateful that you thought so! For I thought that you were common-looking, Dolf; and so you are, my dear, nnd may you be the commonest of all sights in my eyes, till you close them with your own good hands. I thought that you were small; and so you are, and I'll make much of you because you are, and more of you because I love my husband. I thought that you began to stoop; and so you do, and you shall lean on me, and I'll do all I can lo keep you up. I thought there was no air about you; but there is, and it's the air of home, and that's the purest and the best there is, and God bless home once nore, and all belonging to it, Dolf!" Hurrah! Here's Mrs. William!" cried Johnny. So she was. and all the children with her; and i^s she came in. they cissed her, and kissed one another, and kissed the baby, and kissed their father and mother, and then ran back and flocked and danced about her, trooping on with her in riumph. Mr. and Mrs. Tetlerby were not a bit behindhand in the warmth of their reception. They were as much attracted to her as the children were; they ran towards her, vissed her hands, pressed round ler, could not receive her ardently or enthusiastically enough. She came among them like the spirit of (11 goodness, affection, gentle consideration, love, and domesticity. "Oh Dear!" said Milly, "what delicious tears you make me shed. lo\v can I ever have deserved this! What have I done to be so loved?" .o can help it!" cried Mr. Te&erby. .0 can help it!" cried Mrs. T t elterby. "Who can help it!" echoed the children, in a joyful chorus, (To Be Continued) Warning Take As Indication of Big Battle Washington, Dec. 23 (tf>)— Official Washington was jarred to its heels today by a warning from a highly-placed though anonymous source that tremendous American battle casualties might be expected m the next 90 day. The warning was tossed into an ofX-the-record conversation with newspapermen by an official whose position makes him privy to many state secrets but who stipulated that he was not to be quoted by name He predicted that total' United States war losses will mount threefold in the next three months. That would boost the present 132,000 casualty toll well past the half-mil! lion mark. The statement, come as it did in the midst of a wide variety of rumors springing from the Teheran and Cairo conferences, caused an excited flurry in government quarters. Hours after the remark was out, unofficial efforts were made to lessen its impact, by. persons who. pointed out that it came from a civilian and had no military substantiation. When the remark was relayed to Director Elmer Davis of the Office of War Information for his comment he said: "Only God knows what American battle casualties will be — in the next 90 days or any other time." The statement itself — onenly intended as a jolt to civilian complacency — did not necessarily imply an immediate invasion of Europe or any other large-scale military undertaking. But it recalled recent disclosures that a high-pressure building program is now under way to turn out landing craft of the type used for invasions. It also underscored the lack of any definite official clarification of the rumor-befogged high command setup. The 90-day period would leave two obvious possibilities: a winter rise in the pace of battle, or a springtime invasion with the Allies prepared to suffer terrfic losses in the first lightning strokes. Spring will be here in 90 days, and the war news argues against an invasion before then. New Travel Record Is Expected New York, Dec. 23--UP^-New York City railroad and airline officials announced today that they expect a new travel record over Ihe Christmas holidays. Rail officials said traffic Ihis week-end would probably run 10 lo 20 per cenl above Christmas travel last year and might exceed the record high set last July 4. • Six principle commercial air lines at LaGuardia field said they were booked up solidly until Jan. J 5 * Heavy Bombers Hitting Coast of France London, Dec. 23 (yP)Both British and American bomber forces have been Ihrown inlo allacks against the "rocket gun coasl" of France, il was disclosed loday, wilh Ihe RAF's heavy raider fleels for the first time diverted from such targets as Berlin for smashes at targets in Northern France. . An RAF strike at this coast last night made it evident thai largels of great importance had been spo- ted and marked for destruction in Northern France and along the coast. Today a big force of highflying bombers streaked across the British soulheasl coasl apparenlly bound for daylight'blows al Ihe same targets. • • . The Pas de Calais area, Ihe part of the French coast nearest England, has been battered incessantly since Monday and the daylight forces evidently were stretching the offensive inlo a four-day affair. The RAF's armadas hit largels in Weslern Germany lasl night,' as well as .in Northern France, and suffered no loss. The air ministry did not identify the objectives of the night raiders that lashed"'out- after a three-dav hammering of he fortification-stud- ed French coast and a powerful American heavy bomber blow by daylight yesterday inlo Northwest Germany. Mines also were laid in enemy waters. All this week Allied planes have been hammering Nazi installalions in Northern France in practically day-long assaults, but apparently this was the first time the R'AJF; heavy bombei-s had turned from" great targets such as Berlin to join- in this drive. .._,'• Some quarters in London believe.' the boasted German rocket' gun emplacements in France are the'^l^. jective of these concentrated raids. The great borays by day and night yeslerday raised lo perhaps 4,000 or more planes Ihe allacking force lhal has ballered Nazi lar- gels in the la.st three days. „•'-. The Fortresses and Liberatois^— striking an undisclosed location : in Northwest Germany —shot down 38 German fighters while losing 21 heavy bombers and four fighters". Crewmen said they hit the objectives on the nose despite clouds and intense cold of 50 below/zero. At the same lime, formalions 6 RAF Mosquitos, Bostons and T;_. phoons with fighter escort hopped Ihe channel in greal strength to hit "military objectives" in France. Four planes were lost in these assaults, Ihe Ihird day of rocking blows on prime objectives there. Eighth Air Force headquarters disclosed that Kiel was the objective of the heavy bomber raid Dec. 13, when 300 tons of bombs were dropped on the Deutsche Verk Kiel A.G. and Turbine Engine Plant, slipways and engineering works. The Germans sent a few raiders over Southeast England last night in retaliation, dropping a few bombs and causing a small number of casualties, it was announced. Philippine H&i^;tt Loses Life in T Plane Crash T Burbank, Calif., Dec. 23 fighter plane crashed in flames be* tween two houses yesterday as t>t*-« Col. William Edwin Dyess maneuv-' ' ered it in his last seconds of life ; with the self-sacrifipling,, courage thai earned him the nickname of "One-Man Scourage" -', against the Japs in Ihe Philippines. The Iwin-tailed P-38 ripped off part o.f the tile roof of St. Finbar's Catholic church, dipped into a va' ' cant lot, burst afire and skidded across the streel inlo the front yard between two small homes. The 27-year-old Albany, Tex., hero, who escaped a Japanese prison camp, died in the blazing wreckage. The craft had developed motor trouble after taking off jfrom Grand Central airport. A service station operator, How-. , ard C. Cowman, lold investigators' ' thai Dyess might hav.e landed :safej- ly! in the street but for a moving , automobile, in his path. Other .witnesses said he obviously had striv-'; en' tq avoid hilling Ihe houses. .'/ In the Philippines fighting the", blond, tall, broad-shouldered airman once that a P-40, hung a 500-> pound bomb on its belly and took off to attack ,the Japs. With strafing he blew,up a 12,000-ton tanker," , beached another, and sank four 100- • ton launches, He.also strafed troop's , and docks and caused numerous casualties. ', . • . " , m >:P A wartime economy dry fur r ' nace'for drying cotton by direct > heat from oil or gas has been developed .by engineers of the Department of Agriculture. ,W This Is No Way To Save Money Camp Livingston, La. — (JP) — A corporal here wrote the camp newspaper asking: "If I'm captured, does my pay stop?" The answer, published on page one: "No. It accumulates and will be wiaiting for you when you get back. Allotments go on, too. "P.S. — BUT DON'T GET CAPTURED." Prittriptioi Filled Om 15 Mil lion Times ReconMnended to do just two things; relieve constipation and gas on the stomach. TbU succeasf ul prescription is now put up under the name of ADLER1KA. Get 9 bottle of, Adlerika ne*t time you stop at your druggist's and see tor yourself ho\v quickly gas is re- Ueved and gentle but thorough bowel action follows. Good for old and young. S- Q.U3S9W Drug Co. THERE IS NO ASPIRIN —surer, stronger or foster than genuine pure St. Joseph Aspirin. No aspirin can do more for you. World's largest seller at 10(f. 36 tablets gO(i ; 100 tablets only 35<i. Be sure you demand St. Joseph Aspirin. HUNCH MEALS TASTE BETTER WHEN YOU SERVE BLUE RIBBON BREAD AT YOUR GROCERS and CITY BAKERY

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