Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1943 · Page 11
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Hope, Arkansas
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'7>YY'!»v' "• 4 titfgy; KAN Jlt**"^ 2^ V ^ { T ^ l " ^ 'F S"* * J f * ) * ** * \v *" ^ * * r ( * ^ i f ^ «/ * 1 ^ ri f * ** * u t"" b * . * » « ^ 1 . « »i- - .- "* Wl /A* * S A S <*tt < • •Vt.« *W. ~t"Mf^ ' ••&&*-*? : j*« to K6rth Africa, problems lot, Information on the *"of Teheran's Central lifti>l~th(fUafgest such _ IhtihV world:" • . n e-/respects -it may well model for mass feeding with the reconquest of 'the.' eentffltlbakety fe operated by ttie Iraniafc government is conjunction with a government granary and flour mill, now Is Producing daily 160.000 loaves of bread of 800 arams each, the basic da«V ™«°. n to workers. Hard-pressed,Jhe bak- cry could up this to 300,000 daily. The enterprise can be credited to Joseph Philip Sheridan, American adviser to the Iranian ministry of supply. It played a great part in keeping Teheran's poor from starv ing last spring and winter. Before the bakery was set up Merry, Merry Christmas! seamen gfct need. at home and otherwise to the war effort. But Santa still gets around everywhere. Store stocks are flimsy, Christmas trees are scarce, prices are high, taxes and war bonds ttiake money inr from plentiful. Yet Santa still lives; as spiritually young,.as sprightly, as kindly •««» «• *° u ^ fill as ever. Gasoline shortage and thin tires make his work harder but it would take more than tha to stop Santa, because he loves ni good little boys and girls, and fo those who should have been bette than they were, he has a vast and abiding charity. Miller and beasts like him hav destroyed many of our fond lllu slons. Don't let them dim the luste of your faith In Santa Glaus. Sant Claus isn't any illlislon, or delusion. He is as real, as tangible, »s everlasting as the daddy who holds you in his arms when the day's work is done, the mother; who tucks you into bed and .pulls up the covers against winter's cold blast. He Is as concrete, as substantial as love and Santa dktis Sp long as ...--- -- ts people are decent— sa long as dltorlal writers like us spend most of the year writing about evil because good is so commonplace that ve take It for granted, The Appalachian mountains/are estimated to have, come Into be Ing over a period of about 75,000 , To*. - will bear a warning . five too fire hazards — smoking defects in heating and clec rlcal Equipment, Christmas decofatlons, nhd overcrowding because of the housing shortage. ® We hope,'a. spirit of cheer Will pervade you'r home this Christmas 'as In all past years! Those far from home wish It so, For their sake—keep It a Merry, Chrlstmasl Keith's Jewelry Hope tl^5L 45—NO/60 ' Star 6f H6p«, 1899; Prt»i, 1927. ConsolldoHd January 18, 1929. Star . THE Arkansas: freezong rain and snow in south portion this afternoon and over most of the state tonight, FKJDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1943 ,W. ;•«- In Report senower ation >•? : * gfrteful acknowledgement of your courtesies ina" the' evidences of your good will that have made the past-year a pleasure to us, we wish you a Christmas of! (treat -joy' and' a New Year of Happiness and -JjV° &„ h \ - > " ' ' Prosperity. ^ ourselves to an even greater and more . service than ever before and in keeping with itts, .policy, we respectfully solicit your continued and patronage. f ~ t&Yr^ f»»$V < IJ-MB •' pe Coca Cola Bottling Co. * •" 2 ' 4 the government was in effect subsidizing the private bakeries by selling them flour at the equivalent f $100 a metric ton (2,240 pounds) s against the black market price f $300. !„ With this they were suppose to ake uniform break. But most of he bakers were slyly sifting out the wheat flour, making nice white bread, cakes and other things to sell at exhorbitant prices to the rich, and turning the remaining mixture nto a dark brown bread that grated like unwashed spinach between Sheridan advised establishment of a central bakery and the ministry acceded. Three warehouses were speedily remodeled into bak eries, and eighteen oil-heate brick ovens were installed in each build ing Now the bakery is running 24 hours a day, fmptoylng. 2 000 men and a fleet of hollowed-out buses which deliver 3,000 loaves daily to each of the 28 government bread- shops through this city of 763,000 population. Burglars Spurn Cash for An Alarm Clock , Baton Rouge, La. MPjBurglars didn't bother with mere money when they entered his house here, j D. Anders reported to the shev- lf£ Although his wallet containing $71 was nearby, he said, visitors to his bedroom took only one thing an alarm clock. Magnesium constitntes 2.5 per cjent of the earth's crust. To Children of All Ages By S. BURTON HEATH His pack is lighter, some of its contents are slightly ersatz, and he may be a trifle late because his helpers, too, have gone to war. But nothing has hapened to Santa Claus ;hat time won't remedy. The papers tell about a young mother who sort of sidled up to one of Santa's department store assistants and whispered in his ear about the husband who has been away for two Christmases now— who may never return in body, be- cause .his name is on the Army's list of the missing. She slipped a package unobtrusively into Santa's hands. And when it came her little boy's turn to talk with the kindly old man, Santa told him gravely: ' "Your daddy is a long way off, training soldiers. He hasn't time to leave his work and come home for Christmas. But I get around everywhere, and your daddy would like very much for me to see that this package is delivered personally to you." Yes daddy is away, perhaps in uniform, perhaps working long hours to see that the soldiers _ and sailors and Marines and merchant : E AGAIN THE Yulelidc season offers a welcome opportunity, to extend cordial greetings and best wishes to all those whose friendship and patronage we have enjoyed during the year. May we express our appreciation of your consideration . . . and our best wishes for your continued happiness. Diamond Cafe Hotel Henry Buck and Ralph Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN O C Government May Seize Railroads on FDR's Order By JOSEPH A. LOFTUS Washington, Dec. 24 — UP) — Chiefs of the Brotherhoods of Railroad Trainmen and the ( omotiye Engineers announced"\ 2 White House today they were calling off the strike set for December 30 as » far as their two unions are concerned.; They said they were acting in view ot President Roosevelt's proposal '.to ! arbitrate the whole wage dispute, involving both operating i 4V'and non-operating brotherhoods. 'A. <$V'-cWhithey, president, of the . trainmen, and 'Alvanley Johnston, head of-the •locomotive engineers, made the announcement to news, after .'conferring with War ni-ai if«,«*> TSx-SiJfnr-"* Municipal Airport Another Soldier Letter Editor The Star: The December 16 issue of the Star has just reached me, and I note again that your column takes up . £-. H 0 p e . of today's World War on the activities ot people living in and near small cities like Hope is such that there is too much to do without taking time out to speculate on or attempt to secure an airport; there is comparatively little time and less opportunity to promote ideas Which' should have been made to materialize before now. Yet, the facts remain that it is needed-ithat the full advantages of it cannot and will not be realized if it is secured' too late. . . ! Many of those who would help to do such things cannot because they are taken elsewhere for the duration in the performance of essential industrial work incident to the prosecution of the war, or are in the Reds Storming Vitebsk; Tank Battle Raging London, Dec. 24 —(/P)— Troops of Gen. Ivan C. Bagramian's Bal tic Army were storming the outer defenses of Vitebsk today as Moscow dispatches reported a powerful two-day-old German tank offensive along a 400-mile front to the south had been stopped in its Today's War Map Armed Forces. There are those who, like myself, look forward to coming back after the war; others expect to remain or establish homes elsewhere. Whether they expect it or not, the probability is that when it is all over, most of them will be back home with. you and! mtpan d, just as you and I, glad : to be there. It will be neither > a source of civic pride nor. commercial advantage, if >adrealize tracks. Berlin admitted new breaches in German lines to the north and southeast of Vitebsk after "heavy, fluctuating battles." Front reports to Moscow said Red Army , units were less than 12 miles north of the heavily-fortified base after forcing another water barrier and killing 800 Germans. Other Russian columns were streaking south and west to threaten the Vitebsk-Polotsk rail., line, capturing several villages and acj ditional advantageous positions en'^ route. The. Russian added that enemy CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK \ 000 XJVdfvy V*'» * • • * now and forever. * Yule Cheer £? ^ i s j n ^T order ait this ooooooo our most "•*• joyous season (Eljristmaa Q Yes, it has come around again ' >/ with all its old ls j / "associations ooooooo filling N;V/,^'V" < / />nr hearts "~ ftA '•• ^ r^l"" with fondest memories fl>1 of dear friends -oooooo far and near ooooooo and assuring us that ' * ^* N .fV. * t Peace on Earth •>f «• r^j*."' "*J^7*» nn ^4 ~~ s --v' « ; %* t\ yvr* ano >^ Goodwill Toward Men .....^U—.-will^IwayB bewith us nH forever. ^$^JM £&£ ^ \& ,^L^ Q T '•'. Our -7V"*£? ^^ ^ewrial <5«dit»9» ^-/vr- -w~^ s; are interwoven with the sincerest wish for a •.' • ^ - ' bright and prosperous 12 months ahead «oooo«,o9« a year ' / . which should briAg; t ' Happiness for all of us ooooooooo both in our great America as in other nations of the world. To your sons and loved ones ^ who are repulsing the enemies of freedom ooooooo over the entire globe POPOQ>»*» ^J..we also send our heartiest i greetings 090009009000 tor it is of them that we are thinking now 009900 sending up our prayers for their safety, r Q The members this organization <* wish yow happiness and much good cheer at this O C me .•MbtjiUzaHtoif DR-ec'tor-' James T; Byrnes and Economic Stabilization Chief Fred M. Vinson. Whitney said action to withdraw their strike call, to be taken this afternoon and tomorrow morning, was decided on despite the fact the three other operating unions had declined to eo along with the president's arbitration proposal. The unions which have refused arbitration are the firemen and cn- ginemen, the conductors, and agreeing to arbitrate could keep t switchmen. Asked whether the two unions the railroads running, Whileney replied: "Now you arc getting into complicated matters." > Washington, Dec. 24- tfP)-Gov- ernment operation o£ the railroads instead of a wage settlement was the gift in prospect for the nation on this Christmas Eve, but a new offer by the 15 non-operating unions | added a dash of last-minute uncertainty. . President Roosevelt ordered Attorney General Biddle to prepare the documents necessary for the government to take over manage,A ment's reins, presumably as a E " J move to forestall the strike set foi December 30. The announcement said a date for seizure had not been set, but at one of his mediation conferences previously the president said he would move in ,. .'. (Continued on Page Two) T^SijjU^uiTwM Ration Coupons Processed and Canned Foods: December 1 — First day for green stamps D, E and F m Ration Book 4. January 20 - Last day_ toi green stamps D, E and F in Ration Book 4. ' Meat, Cheese, Butter and Fats! December 19 - First day tor 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. 9 June 16 — First day for stamp 18 Book 1. Valid when used _ _ . i' TXl ..n* A n\r f nT communique troops were abandoning large "stores of equip ment as they fell back. A dispatch from Eddy GUmore Associated Press Moscow corres pondent, said ttie German hig command was throwing more and more armor into the tank offensive, • which presumably was launched as a'diversionary attempt to weaken Bagramian's drive on Vitebsk. Despite all efforts to overpower m^^^.W:^^m^i^^:^Mff^m «*«USSUN TH Seventh Major Air Attack on German Capital —Europe U.S., Britain, Russia Agreed on 2nd Front ,we . that those who have remained at home 'throughout have not made it possible for Hope to take advantage of certain constructive opportunities which necessarily result as an incident to the progress »"? development of sciences which occur during war. The establishment of a needed airport is only one of such opportunities so incident. Because I ordinarily have only a mild interest in your views am reason why you should recognize no ordinarily have NEA Service Telepnoto war map pictures the latest situation on the Russian ' By GLADWIN HILL London, Dec. 24 -A great fleet of American Flying Fortresses and Liberators,' guarded by soaring swarms of fighters, joined in possibly the Allies' heaviest daylight assault of the war today for a Christmas Eve attack on the Pas de Calais "rocket-gun coast, hard on the heels of the RAF's seventh smashing night blow at Berlin. An unending all-day procession of heavy, medium and light bombers fighter-bombers and fighters roared across the channel for the fifth successive day of hammering at mystery objectives on the French coast,'popularly thought to be installations for shelling England. This thunderous aerial parade began a few hours after the RAF night fleet returned from battering the Nazi capital with another 1,120 U. S. ton's of explosives in an at- ac'k which proved so deceptive hat Berlin's weary fighter plane efenses were utterly foiled. This eventh major ".bombardment o£ Berlin in five weeks, likely round- ng - out the destruction of thre. Browning Sons Hire An Investigator Little Rock, Dec. 24WP)— The search for the slayer of Mrs. Julia Koers Browning, 56, prominent well-to-do Little Rock widow, was resumed today by a private investigator hired by her four sons. Lt Eugene Browning, one of the sons, declared they had employed the detective after police had failed . p Dec M ^ fj to reopen the case and that an in- _«ya| g g - announced , tensive search would *>e carried on in a worldwide broadcast today ihe^l •no matter what the cost in time | appointment of General Dwight D. /.I "' in was I Eisenhower to the supreme com-,/ 10, was i mand Q{ the Anglo-American forces^ which will open a second front A or money William V. Browning, acquitted by a Circuit Court jury last Sunday of a first degree murder charge in connection with the Sept. 30 bludgeon-slaying of his mother and-Detective Chief O. N. Martin said "we feel like we .have done' our duty." ""We intend to offer.a substantial reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer," Lt. Browning said. -"We greatly regret the stand which "the local police have taken in this regard. We would very much like to have them re-open their investigation, but failing this we "intend to go on without their assistance." states as the Reds drive toward the^bqrder. nainj' nwv~ *'•-.» - ,u;r. I11C hasten to assure you that this s not an initial edition of a new periodical which will contain comment on your attitude toward politics, public policy, soup 01 nuts I leave that to those who already monopolize it. However, my previous unexpressed disagreements with certain things you have advocated from time to time m the Star lead me .to a somewhat paradoxical conclusion: when I can agree with you you must be right! Let me make it quite clear there- the Soviet lines, the Russians held firmly in all sectors," XSUmore s dispatch said. "On the Ttorosten salient (85 miles west of Kiev) they even managed to improve their po- The most powerful Nazi push was southwest of Zhlobin in«White Russia, where the Germans were using several hundred tanks in the relatively narrow valley-between the Dnieper and Berezina rivers. The Moscow war bulletin said the fighting in the Zhlobin area was exceedingly bitter. Here . Russian troops under Gen. Constantino ro- kossovsky, trying to close an im, portant German escape corridor to the west, destroyed 57 tanks and killed 1,50 Nazi troops yesterday. This success was achieved the bul letin added, "despite the numerical superiority" of the enemy RAF Fools Nazis in Raid on Berlin Germany's air defenders did not suspect Berlin was last night's target until it was too late for them' to get fighter planes to the capital, RAF fliers said. "We had them absolutely foxed, one squadron leader commented. The RAF bombers switched their tactics for the onslaught, flying over the North Sea at midnight instead of following the usual southerly route. Previous RAF attacks on Berlin generally have been in Fall of the Philippines Told Rotations Mrs. Robert Vesey, Hope woma whose lieutenant-colonel husband has been unreported ever since the fall of Bataan and Corregidor nearly two years ago, told Hope Rotary club at Hotel Barlow today noon of events leading up - Draft of Tax Bill Will Still Puzzle Nation ourlhs of the city, and other oper- j By FRANCIS J. KELLY .- . attoSf cost the RAF but 17 bomb-1 Washington, Dec, 24 .(ff) -The ers. ican , , . i Senate Finance Committee's com- davlisht caravans .of -Amer- | plete; unexpurgatedveditiOr^.of .th.e, Marauder medium bombers, roposed: 1943' revenue biU- became 1 * i€ * 1 .. ,. ., i __ j u» n iT^T . -i-i-i- ..,*. *u« nr,v*Hr»1 tnnnv — but against Germany He made no reference as to ther^ future of :General George C. Mar-,vj shall, chief of staff of the army.tfA who had teen reported earlier as • " the choice for the vital European 1 * invasion command. A British officer who will be an-, nounced by Prime Minister Church- H. ill of Britain will take over Eisen- ' hower's present Mediterranean command. Mr. Roosevelt, m a Christmas . Eve address to his fellow coun- *• , trymen at home and in the armed ', lorces overseas, made it clear the t selection of-Eisenhower had been approved at the recent war con-^. ference in the Middle East He said that he, Churchill and „ Premier Joseph Stalin of Russia, in f three days of intense and consis- ^ tently amicable discussions at Teh- ^ eran, had "agreed on every point • "*, concerned with the launching of a.^j; gigantic attack upon Germany," i The chief executive said as lpngj| as-'Britain, Russia, China and United States stuck together ifflj their .determination to keep „ the 4 ; fore, that I do agree with you wholeheartedly on your post I on ic- garding the long-proposed airport. My past observation has been lthouh my own personal that although my views are f J» v, B w. — not always in accord with those evidenced by you in he Stai, nevertheless, your views have always been those of a cwic-mtnded man, going beyond what could ordi- n'u-ily be expected in an attempt to serve the best interests of Hope and Hempstead County. There can never be too many of them. Because of that, add my sincere thanks to those of the other Hemp- tead County men in the service who know that during our absence - ou are among those who can and forces. • The fighting in the Kiev bulge was second only in intensity to that southwest of Zhlobin. Marshal Fritz Von Mannstein launched two strong lank and infantry attacks against Russian positions, but was forced to withdraw after losing 27 tanks and 800 men. (A Berlin broadcast, on the othei hand said 76 Russian tanks were destroyed in the Kiev gulbe during I an unsuccessful Soviet attempt to breach the German lines. (A Berlin broadcast, recorded in New York by the Associated Press, said the Germans had spread a 50- milc-long anti-submarine net to prevent Russian submarines from entering the Baltic from the Gul£ o£ Finland. (Another broadcast said the gulf of Kronstadt, on which Leningrad is loc'ited, has now frozen, ending as well as other light and heavy aircraft, made late Christmas shoppers in South England stop m their tracks and stare skyward. Because the targets were in .a concentrated area' close to the coast the Pas de Calais operation took on the appearance of an invasion rehearsal — the greatest since last September when combined operations exercises were held openly in the channel under th noses of the Germans. r;iT J?.u" sh i;rs«;° ir =s to tne sur- . t, 1V nnH whole sec 'OU Bits diiiw**fa *..--will always find time to stand both behind and in front of such things as securing a much-needed airpoit or Hope. Respectfully yours, GLEN WALKER. Dec. 20, 1943 Lt. Glen Walker Legal Branch . Cleveland Ordnance Dist. 1001 Terminal Towei- Cleveland, Ohio. British Investors Backing Peace the early evening. Returning crews told of huge fires und a great smoke pall rising as high as 10,000 feet. "We could see a deep red glow in Berlin from 120 miles away, one pilot said. "The defenses seemed to have no punch in them and I saw only one fighter during the whole operation," a Lancaster gunner assert- A significant facet of new Nazi morale maneuvers was their putting on the radio a soldier home from the Russian front who expressed amazement at the horror of the devastation of Berlin. This, in addition to being an obvious move to solidify the home front and the eastern front in their crushing reverses, also hinted a return to a "wailing" policy_ol frank- render of the Philippines. Mrs. Vesey was introduced by Terrell Cornelius. "This " she said, "is the third Christmas of the war with Japan— and the second Christmas^for some as prisoners of the Japs." Relating her story as "the 25-year record of a camp follower of the regular Army," Mrs. Vesey said that in 1939 her husband was transferred from a college detail in South Dakota back to his old assignment in the Philippines. "In September 1939 we sailed aboard a transport from New York for Manila—and it was a regular family reunion, with old Army friends we hadn't seen in years, she said. "It was only a few days after the outbreak of the European war, our transport had huge Amer ! hieh explosives turned whole sec ' ' battered city into , a volcano, returning shooting vailable at the capitol today —but f you want to find out what your axes would be under it, you'd bet- ei- see your lawyer. The 190-page tax bill is divided nto titles, sections, sub-sections and sub-sub-sections, which amend entirely different titles, sections, sub-sections, etc. Of the code. The code is loose-leafed, like the dollar bill section of a taxpayer's wallet. The arm-chair tax expert who curls up with House bill 3687 for a quick preview of next year's bad news is brought up sharply by things like this: . "Section 112 (E) (relating to loss flier from exchanges not solely in kind) high is amended by inserting^afteiv sub- . ^ peace,_no, agressor, na'tion cgul arise' to start another world But, he said, they were a that if force is necessary to .., gree^dj the away. More tha n 1,120 U. S. tons of four-ton blockbusters and other high explosives turned sections of the battered city into a solid mass of flames once more. German fighter planes were taken completely by surprise, RAl fliers said. The overcast also hampered searchlight and anti-aircraft workers. The RAF lost no more than 17 bombers of the total force of many hundreds. The day-beiore-Christmas deluge of high explosives and incndiaris one more started great fires raging through the world's fourth larg- following: See? The text is a disappointing let down to a promising table of con tents. For example, section 108 billed as "partially worthies ebts," throws no light on what to do about that fin Uncle Horace bor •owed to bet on Landon. Section 307, on the pistol tax, merely instructs the collectors to lay that levy down if the gat was purchased for the use of a state, territory or political subsdivision thereof. However, if you mine vermicu- Lllct L li- X*Ji- UC Ai» *i\»\.Wfc»fciv»*. j *•*• --——i- f^f y international peace, international'-^, force will be applied — for as long ^ as it may be necessary." l > He said that at the Teheran con- , t ference, Marshall Stalin, P,rune •; Minister Churchill and he looked t head to the post-war era and were, etermined that Geimany should | je stripped of her military might./ "The United Nations," he said, . have no intention to enslave the ^ ^ German people. We "wish them to' -^ have a normal chance to develop, -T* n peace, as useful and respectable ~% members of the European 'family. s <*- 3ut we .most certainly emphasize < that word 'respectable' — for >we intend to rid them once and for all of Nazism and Prussian militarism and the fantastic and disastrous notion that they constitute the 'mas- war, our transport naa ™*« ~'«' «£ "J™ * "emphasized that the Manila until 45 days later October 1939." the way for the final invasion the possibility of the Russian navy reaching the Baltic for the re- minader of the winter.) Seaman Held on Charges of Murder Helena, Dec. 24 — — Hal | Scaife, Marvell navy seaman, was arraigned in municipal court today . on two charges of first degree rnur j T <vm der in connection with the fata London (ffj-The trend o I the «' ™ o£ his wife . Jennie Ruth ondon stock market would m<£ \™ M £ nis molhei -in-law. Mrs ate the public, which was onti. i ... westing in war, is now November 1 plane when used. First day for Air- stamp 1, Book 3. Valid xmmt KMsiwu CM ca a|h %«: I?'' ^November 1 - First day for sugar stamp No. 29 in Ration Book 4. Good for five pounds. 1 January 15 - Last day tor sugar stamp No. 29, Book 4. ^November 22 — First day tor No. 9 coupons in A ration book, good' for three gallons; Bl and Cl coupons are good for two gal- 10 J S an e ua?y.21 - Last day tor No. 9 (jpup.ons in A Ration gook. ^InkexiHU.beroften^duiglScaife^ var production stocks in >as 100; by June 1942 it o 200. During the same was once . _-. . investing Susie Davis, 40. , . The charges were filed agains jurisdiction. Scaife was ac period cusec[of stabbing the.two wome pel .„;;*„ ri» a1 h with a hunting knife a u *vu. — o . f,. nm inoito death with a hunting eace stocks had risen fiom 100 «^u ^^ ^ Maj . vell lagt Fnda °Since June 1942, however, the in- ly acknowledging bombing destruc tion. German propagandists have vung to this method when awful cts have belied their pooh-pooh- in a efforts. This was one of the first overt ints that the Berlin bombings had nawed to the vitals of morale. Up o now the Nazi propaganda line as been largely a "we can take t" theme. The Germans declared that at Aachen last night "the southern ortion of the cathedral was ser- ously damaged and the Crown Ha of Charlemagne in the town hall destroyed. Grim Reminder of Foolish Mistakes Mrs. Vesey described the scat- diwe tered and insufficient troops then The __ in the Philippines, of the Common- ai gets on a wealth's hasty .consolidation of na- Uts nun s»ua fa . campaign agains moved into D tlve forces with the American reg- wave M ' ft nannel coast ulars-and of General Douglas - «s dionett ov lite, lepidolite, spodumene or sag- ger clay it will pay you to read section 117 which lays down the rules for computing percentage depletion on those minerals. (An interesting sidelight on verniculite is that when heated, it frequently assumes a wormlike form. Anyway it draws a 15 per cent depletion allowance.) ... . The bill devotes quite a bit ot space to "drawback on distilled spirits," Which turns out to be a refund of part of the 19 a. gallon Arthur'* appointment as com ' o ™ n ^g nl - s b0 mb load of over mander-in-chief. (omH _ r 1040 i 000 long tons brought the total A year later, in Seplembei 1940 J-^" {° d * e H on Berlin in seven • ™ .= '* 940. Camp Livingston, La. —i Grim reminder that all mistake must be made in training at the provisional artillery command land-mine and booby-trap school is the 'cemetery-" ' Each time a student commits a error which would bring death o mutilation on the battlefield, a jx'i^OT^L^wra sis sf^^j™^ o ™ whl1 ? , U !. ° J ,of S followed an argument over a proms dropped back to 194. or ga's'are"completely weatherproofed this year, more than 44,- ilUIUWiSW. cii* "*o™ , . i i ,,J nosed divorce about which he and wife had been corresponding, home on a three-day leave. is erected on a plot of ground nea group headquarters. Millions of selected rubber tre seedlings were recently planted ter race'." Mr. Roosevelt said that in the week since his return from the conferences in the Middle East he had noted a tendency "in some of our, people here to assume a quick end' ing of the war — that we have already gained the victory" and declared that perhaps "as a result o£ this false reasoning, I think I dis; cern an effort to resume or even encourage an outbreak of Partisan thinking and talking, I hope I am ., wrong." Discussing the selection of Eisen-j hower, the president said. r " "The Russian army will continue ts stern offensives on Germany's* astern front, the Allied armies in ' taly and Africa will bring releuV, ess pressure on Germany from the south, and now the encirclejnenVjn will be complete as great Amer^ can and British forces attack from other points of the compass 'The commander selected to In May 1941 Mrs. Vesey and 700 lent _.„, «. „? Avmv families followed It of Army tamUte.tojJowed, ^-.^ ^ ^ alcohol tax when the spirits are used for non-beverage purposes such as compounding medicine. That's the only kind of a drawback the tax bill admits to. This Woman Had No Matrimonial Luck n^u, «, .-- j,. Mll ,i Knoxville. Tenn. W Domestic The raid was the second big blow Jud Hu B . We bste on B«rlln in eight nights and the l ugt - •• used in RAF total on the tons. ^avin, irannan, Mrs. Terrell Cornelius. Ludwi 31 tHJll«**i *!•• —• — -. J,oe Hutson, Staff Sergeant Terrell Hulson, Lt. Sam Smith, Petty Officer Third Class Jimmie Pate, Lawrence Martin, and James Hannah Ward, USNR. . The Rotarians presented Christmas gifts to Mrs. Alva Reynerson, club pianist, and Mrs. Rosa Lee Trout, club stenographer. COINCIDENCE OF WAR Mottingham, Two local sole , and Henry Spooner who lived on i the same street, were wounded and all the sorriest of the F 4t*V»*|-i*'****" 1 '"' . ,1 /"^r»>> I WoD t»*A *** «•*** *••— — The depleted power of the ^ei-i husbands the complainant has man fighter force, shown m the fee others were aU too Frankfurt and Mannheim-Ludwig- t() Uve with .. shafen raids when many V l f ne *\ dashed ineffectually back and forth | between the two target areas, was FACES MURDER CHARGE El Dorado, Dec. 23 —W— John ucmvv... "•- . - ,- PAT? cas- Kl uoraao, i-ieu. c-a - f> i --.-• underscored in the low RAF cas ^ rl K 25 HuUig saw mill ualties last night - little more than L^eHe *no wUfhVrsde .i half of the Dec. 16 raid on Beilm, voiKe , v> « with firgl de . ead the combined attack from these other points is General _ -n Dwight D. Eisenhower. HIS per-, formances in Africa, Sicily and^ Italy have been brilliant. He knows by practical and successful expcr- "' ience the way to coordinate air,,sea and land power. All these will be under his control. Lieut Gener- t al Carl D. Spaatz will command. " the entire American strategic bombing force operating against^ Germany. "General Eisenhower gives up his command in the Mediteuanean to a British officer whose name is being announced'by Mr Churchill. We now pledge that new commander that our powerful giound, sea and air forces in the vital Mediterranean area will stand by his. side until every objective in that bitter theater is attained Both of these new comandevs when 30 planes were lost- ., murder yesterday in connec- ThP casualties on the Benin iaia 6"- v ... .. *. ,„, . hn ntinB of his The casualties on muv have been even less than 17, since that figure lumped losses tion with the fatal shooting of his wife, Mae, 24. A coro- killed his wife neu !'«• » J central andVhot'himself at HutUg Tues- more than 675.000 j ssf:.ris*z,svr» .^"-^^r^irJ 1940, be saved. •"W81I.2S rn°Tn»z,r^ii;.iiyv™^.-o' «* -cvr M yards. ber an acre. targets in . Berlin said I day. ^tX^ffi.u'oi^^l Soybean growing has been i. dusu-ial and rail center In western creased' mis year to 11.527.000 Germany. l acreb will have American and British subordinate commanders whose names will be announced in a few. In disclosing a military appointment vital to the conduct of we ; war iii Europe, Mr. Roosevelt dig not neglect an opportunity to note thai Japan, too, would feel me weight of tremendous new blows. In talks with Churchill and Geii- (Continued on Page Two)

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