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/ i <* , "• f / ' , ' - - f HOM STAR, MOM, ARKANSAS -• ' -I ' NJ«y, Dccembc, H Ohio State and Illinois Furnish Gag of the Year By SID FEDER New York, Dec. 24 (&)— Step up and have a look at sports' freak show for 1943, folks: It's the best yet. Sorry, there's no bearded lady, bi}t over there on the big stage is that extra-inning football game between Ohio State and Illinois, Of afi the gags during the year, that was the side-splitter. At least, -g—, . - - , that's what 43 of the 75 sports writ- TtflUCEYS WEIGHING FROM ers voting in the annual Associated to 37,. pounds, Priced $6 and [p ress po n on the year's sports odd- only |LL trtE QUICKEK SELL." ' For Salt US BEFORE YOU BUY, of trade furniture. The best e*',in town-to buy furniture, *'* Furniture Store. 2'Mmpd. ,; WtlOb FOR SALE. PHONE 221. FIGHTING CONSTRUCTION BATTALIONS CELEBRATE SECOND BIRTHDAY 14-lmo.c. -Jim Jones or Sid Jones. 511 utdL St. - l8-6tp. GOOD PAPfiRSHELL PECANS. 25 per Ib. 404 S. Elm. Phone "• l8-6tp. DELUXE 4-DOOR FORD. . % good .tires. Clean. Call A. L. wgis at 1 1039-W alter 6 p. m. - - . ' 22-6tp •tfSACRE FARM ON COLUMBUS rovements. Apply ns, Mount Valley, , <i 23-12tp iJOF/'GOODS ,FOR GRO- u §rket,'filling,statibn. New itjes, tabbed as their top laugh, makin'g the thing strictly no contest. Nice <&*?:< adoining. Will sell goods etand lease buildings. A'. t'Sbrth HazeV St., Hope. ' ' " ' ' -- 22-3P- ___ (HTH INNER-SPR- ttresscii- Cob'b's Mattress 712;West 4th St. Phone ^>:>n-jr •.- 23-ftp I"£RM,> "ONE HOUSE, oodt pasture, One-half „ n''cHy x limits, on good •TJMkhighway^Price |20 per T'EHAv«l*'^t>/M.f<trff<klH ! HnnUL - COUPLE OR TWO *d_4a'dies 'to'*share home. - --^ - - ' * E^'FAHM, '80 ACRES IN lion 1 ,. - 40,'in bottom. Two ic&." Plenty vyater. Pasture. 4 See J.' O. Baker, 23-«tp crop,A<5 rfC /,„» - BSE -UNFURNISHED ROOMS. "^utilities paid. ', Gas stoves iisKed. Jane Hulsey,"Washing " .'•Ark.. And then there's the banishment of Bill (I used to play for Yale) Cox from baseball for betting on ball games. That's far back in sec ond place, with only four first- place votes and 26 1-2 points, compared to the 149 1-2 for the Buck- eye-Illini windup 12 minutes after the firtal gun. The only thing about this Cox .vote is the boys had a lot of trouble making up their minds whether Bill's .ouster or the story he told Commissioner K.M. Landis in his'appeal was the odder oddity. And over here you'll find Clint Wager, the Chicago Cardinals' end, who fractured his jaw while trying a drop-kick. He came in for enough support to get the. third' spot with 17 1-2 points.. And on'this next stage, between the sword swallower and the fat lady, is the clock that gave the "long count" at the Notre Dame-Michigan game, letting the gridders go for 23 minutes in the third quarter. Just keep-/on moving around among the others in the top ten— there's the'water boy who firial- Hopa^jy got into the ball game — Texas' 24-6tc Billy Andrews; and the dismissal of Buck'y Harris from the Phillies, with everyone, "in" on it — except Bucky; and the . : last minute do-or- die pass Great Lakes threw to beat Notre Dame — a .pass everyone in the ball pakr knew was coming; and the firing and re-hiring of Leo Durocher by Branch Rickey. Altogether 70 different items were listed in -the 'poll, all the way from the one Norman Coder of the St. Joseph (Mo.) Gazette forwarded about pro football Referee Jimmy Cain trying to slip into his smalj daughter's nightgown, thinking it was a sweatshirt, right up to the story about ithe West Virginia hanging onto him, too. And naturally, there was the one As, on December 28. the "Seabees." battling builders of the U. S. Navy, celebrate the second anniversary of their founding, their units are paving—frequently literally—the way to victory at posts from the frigid wastes of the 'Aleutians and Iceland to the burning, disease-and-insect-infested jungles of the South Pacific. Organized prima- rilv as builders of bases and airfields, the Seabees can point with pride to their record as fighting men whenever and wherever they encountered the foe. Photos above typify their varied jobs and the varied conditions under whicliJthey work." Top. left Erecting Nissen huts, Tuluila. Samoa; top, right: laying landing strip, Amchitka, Aleutians: T left. center building road through jungle, South Pacific base; bottom, left: hauling 7-inch Navy gun to emplacement. South Pacific, bottom, riaht: building road of coral on South Pacific atoll. 24-3tp AS GIF-TS ON DISPLAY jio,nr»hand v 'at my home. An '"'7ot^ Fuller i brushes. 902 "•Fulton, - Phone I'M. Mrs. Buhdy. -<• ' 231£ SPORTS ROUNDUP •Iy Ink 1 Mkrtn, Jr Associated Press Sports Columnist . SPECIAL FOR 30 ;-only!,;.Mat£resses remade, ngj3,95i Striped tick, 5,95. delivery? 1 Phop* 152. Hope .ft_ir »«->!' t , 24-lmp 'jtfAG^ZINE. SUBSCRIPT- i**«».•*Tr"*i»«»»o»»**«o*" 'Mj-kt r&tiozicd subscrip- hunter ,who wrestled a big kick against •Alameda. His deer foot fullback, dropping back for a quick- friis'se'd me ball and wound up booting his blocking teammate, Hollis McLaughlin,, squarely you-know- wrier'e, r . ,But' that Illinois-Ohio State .game was the headliner. You remember, the 'gun went off with the score tted. 26-26; the two squads went to their locker rooms and the customers started home to dinner. Then Head Linesman P. C. Goebel announced there was an off-side on the last play, so the two squads camp back out 12 minutes later for one more play, A lot of the players were only:half dressed.' And Ohio State's John Stungis kicked a 25- yard field goal. And the lopper, says Ohio-State Coach Paul Brown, when lie', was instructing New York, Dec. 24 (ff) — First I ball season's high school high word on the big league baseball' ' "»-•-•-•-- »"-- >-!-u __i i group touring Alaska comes from Pic. Howard Kosbau, editor of the "Sourdough Sentinel," via tub- thumper Jackie Farrell of the Yan- good catcher . . . "Sure I am," came the reply. "I once caught a man." . . . Johnny then asked about her running ability and the catcher cross-questioned: "How do you sup- permit until she's 21 although she pose I caught that man?" . could only happen in a league. It girls' kees The bfg leaguers have visited-many military installations in Alaska and the Aleutians, mostly talking (naturally, with Frank Frisch along) and Kosbau reports they've made a tremendous hit ... would rather talk to a big league baseball player than to Betty Grable.' There's been just one drawback to the tour. Hank Borowy has become such a K.P. expert since the baseballers have had to cook their own bacon and eggs and wash the dishes that he's afraid he'll never escape those duties at home .... Today's Guest Star Van Garrison, Burlington (la.) Hawk-Eye Gazette "Wonder what the Chicago Bears will put on-between halves next Sunday? The ice follies might be persuaded to dp an act." . - : Service Dept. Lieut. Paul A. Mullen, former has papers in Illinois At 81, Connie Mack says that all a pitcher needs is a good fast ball and a good curve . . . How about a punctured eardrum.? IIII.MI I " - FDR's Address Has Largest Audience ey DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Hyde Park, N. Y., Dec. 24 (/t 1 ) — President Roosevelt blended Chrislmas greetings lo Americans everywhere into a war analysis today and produced an address which commanded Ihe largesl inlernation- al radio network ever put togethei in the western hemisphere. Underlining the importance oi the speech, scheduled for 2 p. m. Cenlral War Time, were arrangements lo broadcast and rcbroad- cast it to every corner of the world, in more than 30 languages. Yet, in advance of its delivery, White House officials were entirely silent on its context, except for repealing 11 was inlended for Americans spending Ihe holidays in comfortable happy homes and Ihose olher Americans facing Chrislmas in foxholes, behind Ihe barking guns of flghler planes or on the bobbing decks of swift, lean men- of-war. Not since his return from epic military and diplomatic conferences at Cairo and Teheran, where plans were shaped to seal the fale of ruthless enemy, has Mr. Roosevelt made a report to his countrymen on the war. Naturally, he was expected to omit any revealing details of what went on in his discussions with Prime Minister Churchill of Britain, Premier Joseph Stalin of Russia, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek of China and President Ismet Inonu of Turkey. But he had said he would speak of those war councils in the Middle East, so at leasl some general phrases on Ihe meaning of Ihe deliberations may be expccled. The foe unquesllonably will be lipped off lo Ihe secret decisions that were reached only when they are translaled inlo action — and signs have been appearing thai aclion on a slupendous scale may nol be long delayed. It appeared reasonable lo expect that the chief executive, in his final major speech of the year, would review some of the progress the Allies achieved during 1943. It has been a year on which Mr. Roose Season.'s Greetings Song for the holiday shopper — with apologies to Ben (Brooklyn marks, Meridian, Miss., high school Notre Dame bas k etb all ace - and Weekly) Feingold - "I wish I had allied 442 points in ten games. Any-; regl ace now with five j p i an es i a P a P er dollar l could cal1 my K^/lif KoaftHnt^ AnH "TnKsin \ . . . ... , , .___.,_ .1 nwn " body beat that? Tim" Timberlake of James Mon- j roe High, Fredericksburg, Va., pitched 17 touchdown passes, the longest going 54 yards. He completed 81 out of 168 passing tries . . . Dick (Whitey) Michaels of Charleston, W. Va., High completed 61 of 120 passes, eleven for touchdowns, and ran the ball 1030 yards on 190 attempts, scoring 17 times . . jxW.es t Virginia, incidentally, still claims hte all-time prep scoring record of 351 points, made by Albert (Big Sleepy) Glen for Elkins High in to his credit, has been decorated vim the Air Medal for his feats of ighting with the "Bucket of Blood" 1922 Another record claim: John Sexton, formerly of Depauw and the Chicago Cards, sent four subs to call Petersburg, Fla., in St. against' Plant plays for City. Three of the plays went for touchdowns so they're nominating E .ioj 1101x33 , " 'None; coach'/' That's the kind of a show it is, s — worth the price of admis *z Here are the leading things permanent. No , > children.'' Reference, Call Sta'r^-' r>> ,, * 2-tfdh. OR FOUR BOOM FURN- 1 for permanent Hope Star. 30-tf v fcrvicn Qft«r f d Of. ' ANP e in A. M, Uott or Stroyad JERSEY _ £r <rp'm Ba.tmos pasture. Left -•' . •'sail. See J. ( or R, E. Byers.. ' 21-«p ftmon Wonted MAN OR an to succeed Emett Turnage 4er }n Hempstead County. ?§OQ families. Experience DQt'necessary. A ftne opportunity profitable business re Rawlcigh Products have -- sold 'tor over 25 years. jn| Djealer Boyett mak- s ovej $75 weekly. Big ts. Products furnished on It. Write Rawleigh's Dept. Memphis, Term. 23-^tp Ettott for Sale -THE BEST IMPROVED . ap4 dairy terms ii» Hemp ad County, on highway, Prep Patter : parrying on the quest for the foot- Safe At Home When Johnny Gottselig, the Chicago hockey vet, was out scouting players for the girls' pro basebal' unit in the Solomons Hockey M. F. Fallon and Trainer Carl Meyer, who used to work for the !harlcy Jones-Mike Hogan stable, were drafted several months apart but recently found themselves together at Camp Lee, Va . . . Mickey Vernon, former Washington first baseman, reported to the physical instructors' School at the Bainbridge, Md., Naval Training Station this week. A. & M. Grid Star to Play on New Years College Station, Tex., Dec. 24 (if) — Santa Glaus came early to the Texas A. M. football squad with the news that Marion Flanagan, quarterback and co-captain would play in the Orange Bowl game against the Louisiana State Tigers on New Year's Day. Flanagan is slated for military service soon. volt, as commander in chief of the armed forces, can look back with satisfaction and with a confidence that it has seen the foundations laid for final victory. And, since he has emphasized a belief thai the home front and the battlefronts are linked inexlrica- bly, Ihe presidenl was expecled lo louch on some of Ihe problems which have arisen al home — perhaps of complacency when some of Ihe loughesl days of fighling slill lie ahead. Evidence has been developing that high administralion officials are concerned gravely wilh a possibility thai Ihe people may slip into a lelhargic confidence' lhat the war is just about won. The settingq for the president's address was his family estate on the banks of the Hudson, where he and Mrs. Roosevelt and some of the children and grandchildren were spending Christmas at home Foy Mammons Subject of > Radio Program Coach Foy Hammons who this season rounded out his 25 year as m an athellic direclor in ArkahsaS has been choosen Ihe man of the week in the "Sports Review of thd Air" program which is presented jver KAHK between 2 and 2:15 i. in, each Sunday. * '•' '* Mr. Hammons' remarkable re- •ord will be reviewed over the Jttle Rock station this Sunday, December 26. Women Ploy on Pro < Basketball Team Hammond, Ind., Dec. 24— (/Pi- Members of an East Chicago. Ind., basketball team include former college, high school and profession- * al men stars — and two girls. ' They arc Bernlcc Kieltan, 6 feet, 1 inch, and Stella Kiligcn, on the roster of the General American Transportation quintet which meets the Pullman-Standard team here _ Sunday. Detroit Tigers Now Hove 32 in Service Dclroit, Dec. 24 — (/P)— The Do-* •roil Tiger service flag has 32 stars tallowing Pitcher Al While's induc- .ion into the navy yesterday at Utl- :a, N. Y. While, who won seven and lost 12 last summer in his sophomore ycar.Q is the fourth Tiger player to leave since the 1943 season ended. The others arc Tommy Bridges, Jimmy Bloodworth and Dick Wakefield. Sports Mirror « By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Delroil Tigers announced Ihey will not do their 1943 spring training at their regular base at Lakeland, Fla. Q Three Years Ago — Cleveland Indians sells Pitcher Jonny Allen to St. Louis Browns and trade Outfielder Ben Chapman to Washington Senators for Pitcher Joe Krakauskas. g Five Years Ago — Don Budge* and Alice Marble top men's and women's tennis rankings as announced by U.S.L.T.A. Fights Last Night < By The Associated Press Fall River, Mass. — Berle Lanier, 161, Philadelphia, outpointed Bob Wade, 158, Newark, N. J., (10). CLOSE SHAVE NOTE Camp Livingston, La. (/P)—Pvt. team he managed last summer, he a t Miami Cleaning The Cuff It would be a great duel between Sammy Baugh and Sid Luckman if they ran the ball instead of throwing it at Chicago Sunday. The season's statistics show that Sid tried to run 22 times for a net loss of 40 yards and Sammy lost 44 yards on in tries . . . Miss Pat Kay, probably the youngest feminine horse trainer in the business, is only "exercise boy" for her horse, Coly Bay Pat is only 18 and asked one prospect if she was a I Florida won't give her a trainer's The Aggies wound up practice j or ^ e ' fj rs t time in a decade, sessions, and will reassemble Mon- Microphones were inslalled in the Dutch colonial library which bears the president's name and houses collections of his curios and official papers. Two of the president's four sons, Franklin Jr., and Joh, who are naval lieulenants, were on leave and able to bring their wives and children to Ihe Hyde Park reunion. A daughter, Mrs. John Boettiger, whose husband also is in uniform, day for entertainment to Miami where they arc due to arrive Dec. 29 for two days workouts. MERRY CHRISTMAS Deer Lodge, Mont., Dec. 24 —(/P) — State Prison Warden J. E. Henry's Christmas Card reads: "Merry Christmas Just to remind you the latch string is always out." Joe Thomas, whose Cocopah Indian' name Shashwas means "On Hand,"never uses a razor. He simply lathers his face, grips . a« bare safety razor blade ; : between" his thumb and two fingers and clips the stubble away. dren. After the broadcast, the presi-^ dent and Mrs. Roosevell arranged*to receive the people who live on the rambling estate. Tonight, after dinner, an old tradition was to be observed — the reading of Dickons' Christmas Carol by the chief executive. fa The opening of Christmas presents around a tree in the library of the spacious family home is a rite reserved for Christmas afterr noon, and that will be followed by was present with her three chil-^.a turkey dinner in Ihe evening. ^, mile Irorn, city. Qne Urge ;-room house, modern, water, tts and gas. AH fenced Two »ge stock and hay barnfc, large Jy barn yrfth sheds for thirty i of cattle, one concrete milk- house, two tenant houses. All cultivation and pastures, wi& ood, team and tools, plows to worhr th* land. 'An ideal country borne. See Floyd Porterfleld, Ark. you'll see (first place votes in parenthesis; points counted on a 3-2-1 basis for first, second and third place votes): Ohio State-Illinois extra-inning grid game (43) 149 1-2 Ouster of Bill Cos from. baseball (4) 2e ^ 2 Clint Wager fracturing jaw with dropkick (3) 17 1-2 Notre Dame-Michigan "long count" clock (2) 14 1-2 Texas Water-Boy Bill Andrews gets into game (3) 12 Bucky Harris''dismissal as Phils' 'manager (1) 10 1-4 Great Lakes' do or die pass to beat'Notre Dame (1) Coopers beating Yanks after father's death (2) Firmg and re-hiring of Leo Durocher (2) 6 Four each: Paul Copoulos 1 two consecutive kickoff runbacks for touchdowns for Marquette (1); women coaching football teams; minor league revolution at winter meetings (1); Browns and Yanks called back from dressing room to complete game after ruling reversal. Workout's Stort for Eoit, Wtit Game San Francisco, Dec. 24— (/P) — Eastern and Western fpotbali stars who will meet in the Shrine's charity game here New Year's Day swung into regular practice sessions today at separate camps. The way coaches Andy Kerr of Colgate and George Hauser of Minnesota put their Eastern boys to work on passes indicated that may be a key to the East's strategy. West coaches Orin Hollingbery of Washington State and L. T. (Buck) Shaw of Santa Clara also are polishing up pass throwing experts galore. nr. By Charles Dickens COPYRIGHT. 1843, NEA SERVICE. INC. "I ppe slngl» piec(f of Am fee tank combat esufpjnem re- es from lour to five thousand tost TAN FABRIC BAG UPTOWN Wednesday December 22. Contains Ration books belonging to Jfrs Ivy Mitchell. Finder please return to Beryl Pickard at Duffie Hardware. ?4-3tp CHAPTER XVII NEVER was so moved," said Milly, drying her eyes, "as I have been this morning; I must tell you, as soon as I can speak,— Mr, Redlaw came to me at sunrise, and implored me to go with him to where William's brother George is lying ill. We went together, and all the way along he was so Kind, and so subdued, and seemed to put such trust and hope in me! When we got to the house we met il woman at the door (somebody had bruised and hurt her, I am afraid), who caught me by the hand, and blessed me as I passed." "She was right," said Mr. Tet- terby. "Ah, but there's more than that," said Milly. "When we got upstairs, into the room, the sick man, who had lain for hours in a state from which no effort could arouse him, rose up in his bed, and, bursting into tears, stretched out his arms to me, and said, that he had led a misspent life, but that he was truly repentant now. He entreated me to ask his poor old father for his pardon and his blessing, and to say a prayer beside his bed. And when I did so, Mr. Redlaw joined in it so fervently, and then so thanked and thanked me, and thanked Heaven, that my heart quite overflowed." * * * WHILE she was speaking, Red" law had come in, and, after pausing for a moment to observe the group of which she was the center, had silently ascended the stairs. Upon those stairs he now appeared again; remaining there, while the young student passed him, and came running down, , "Kind nurse, gentlest, best of creatures," he said, falling on his knees .to her, and catching at: her hand, "forgive my cruel ingratitude!" "Oh, dear, oh, dear!" cried ; Milly innocently. "I was not myself," he said. "I don't know what it was—it was some consequence of my disorder perhaps—I was mad. But I am so no longer. Almost as I speak I am restored. I heard the children cry^ ing out your name, and the "shade passed from me at the very sound of it. Oh, don't weep, dear Milly. It is such deep reproach." "No, no," said Milly, "it's not that. It's not indeed. It's joy. It's wonder that you should think it necessary to ask me to forgive so little, and yet it's pleasure that you do." * She beckoned him aside, and whispered in his ear. "There is news from your home, Mr. Edmund." "News? How?" "Either your not writing when you were very ill, or the change in your handwriting when you began to be better, created some suspicion of the truth; however, that is—but you're sure you'll not be the worse for any news, if it's not bad news?" "Sure." "Then there's some one come!" said Milly. "My mother?" asked the student, glancing round involuntarily toward Redlaw, who had come down from the stairs. "Hush! No," said Milly. "It can be no one else." "Indeed?" said Milly, "are you sure?" "It is not—" Before he could say more, she put her hand upon his mo.utb. , "Yes, it is!" staid Milly., «The| . young lady (she is very like the miniature, Mr. Edmund, but she is prettier) was too unhappy to rest without satisfying her doubts and came up, last night, with a little servant maid. As you always dated your letters from the college she came there; and before I saw Mr. Redlaw this morning I saw her." "This morning! Where is she now?" . "Why, she is now," said Milly, advancing her lips to his ear, "in my little parlor in the Lodge, and waiting to see you," He pressed her hand, and was darting off, but she detained him. "Mr. Redlaw is much altered, and has told me this morning that his memory is impaired. Be very considerate to him, Mr. Edmund; he needs that from us all." The young man assured her, by a look, that her caution was not ill bestowed; and, as he passed the Chemist on his way out, bent respectfully and with an obvious in^ terest before him. * » • JJEDLAW returned the salutation • courteously and even humbly, and looked after him as he passed on. He drooped his head upon his hand, too, as if trying to reawaken something he had lost. But it was latmirti m*, (Hi?? By Charles Dickens uitt COPYRIGHT, tola, NEA •ERVICI, CHAPTER XVIII WHEN they arrived at the Lodge, the old man was sitting in his chair in the chimney-corner, with his eyes fixed on the ground, and his son was leaning against the opposite side of the fire-place, looking at him. As she came in at the door, both started, and turned round towards her, and a radiant change came upon their faces. "Why, where has my quiet Mouse been all this time?" said the old man. "She has been a long while away. I find that it's impos- J Chemist, whom until now he had ot seen. "I beg your pardon, Mr. Red- aw," said Philip, "but didn't know on were here, Sir, or should have made less free. It reminds me, Mr. ledlaw, seeing you here on a hristmas morning, of the tune vhen you was a student yourself. Ha! ha! I'm old enough to remem- er that; and I remember it right •ell, I do, though I'm eighty-seven, t was after you left here that my ioor wife died. You remember my ioor iyife, Mr, Redlaw?" The Chemist answered yes. "Yes," said the old man. "She vas a dear creetur.—I recollect gone. The abiding change that had • come upon him since the Phantom's reappearance, was, that now he truly felt how much he had lost. He was conscious that, as he redeemed, through Milly, more and more of the evil he had done, this change ripened within him. Therefore, he felt that he was quite dependent upon her, and that she was his staff in his affliction. So, when she asked him whether they should go home now to where the old man and her husband were, and he readily replied "yes"—being anxious in that regard—he put his arm through hers, and walked beside her; not as if he were the wise and learned man to whom the wonders .of nature were an open book, and hers were the uninstructed mind, but as if their two positions were reversed, and he knew nothing, and she all. sible for me to get on without Mouse. I—where's my son William?—I fancy I have been dreaming, William." "That's what I say myself, father," returned his son. "I have been in an ugly sort of dream, I think.—How are you, father? Are you pretty well?" "Strong and brave, my boy," returned the old man. It was quite a sight to see Mr William shaking hands with his father, and patting him on the back. "What a wonderful man you are father! But that's exactly where i is," said Mr. William, with enthu siasm. "When I think of all tha my father's gone through, I feel a if we couldn't do enough to hono the old gentleman, and make hi old age easy.—How are you father? Are you really pretty well though?" + * * TVJR. WILLIAM might never hav left off repeating this inquir i( the old man had not espied th Tears more painful, and more bitter, than he had ever shed in all his life, coursed down Red- law's face. Philip, fully occupied in recalling his story, had not observed him until now, nor Milly's anxiety that he should not proceed. "Philip!" said Redlaw, laying !s hand upon his arm, "I am a ricken man. You speak t£ IB, my friend, of what I cannot' ollow; my memory is gone," Merciful Power!" cried the pl<f man. •.... "I have lost my memory of sor- ^ ow, wrong, and trouble," said the '*; hemiat, "and with tha* I -have ost all man would remember!" To see old Philip's pity for him, o see him wheel his own great hair for him to rest in, and look, own upon him with a solemn ense of his bereavement, was to now, in some degree, how'pre- ious to old age such recollections ou come here one Christmas morning with a young lady—I ask 'our pardon, Mr. Redlaw, but I hink it was a sister you was very much attached to?" The Chemist looked at him, and shook his head. "I had a sister," he said vacantly. He knew no more "One Christmas morning," pursued the old man, "that you come here with her and it began to snow and my wife invited the young ady to walk in, and sit by the fire that is always a burning on Christmas Day in what used to be oui great Dinner Hall. I was there and I recollect, as I was stirring up the blaze for the young lady tc warm her pretty feet by, she rea< the scroll out loud, that is under neath that picter. 'Lord, keep my memory green!' She and my poo wife fell a talking about it; am it's a strange thing to think of now, that they both said (both be ing so unlike to die) that it was good prayer, and that it was on they would put up very earnestly if they were called away young with reference to those who wer dearest to them. 'My brother,' say the young lady— 'My husband says my poor wile.— 'Lord, kee bis memory of me green, and d GO* let m.e b '"THE boy came running in,, and I •*• ran to Milly. "Here's the man," he said, "in he other room. I don't want him." "What does he mean?" asked Mr. William. "Hush!" said Milly, Obedient to a sign from her, he and his old father softly withdrew. "Mr. Redlaw, may I speak to you?" "Yes," he answered, fixing his eyes upon her. "Your voice and music are the same to me." "Do you remember what I said, when I knocked at your door last night? About one who was your friend once, and who stood on the verge of destruction?" "Yes. I remember," he said, with some hesitation. "This person," said Milly, in her clear, soft voice, which her mild eyes, looking at him, made clearer- and softer, "I found soon afterwards. I went back to the house, f and, with Heaven's help, traced him. I was not too soon. A very little and I should have been too late." He looked more intently on her, "He is the father of Mr. Edmund, the young gentleman we saw just now. His real name is Longford." (To Be Continued) ," ******* Hope Star THE WEATHEtt Afkansas: Cloudy, rain in east and south; snow portions ending to west and north portions ending in riSHhwest portion late tonight; colder tonight. VEAR: VOL 4S—NO, 61 Stof 6f Mept, ComolMotid CfMs, 1927. January IB, 1929. HOP I, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECtMBER 27, 1943 (AP)—Meoni Aiaeeldtad PrM* (NEA)—M«on« N«w»pap«r EntcfpriM A»'n PRICE 5c COPY ape loucester Invaded 4| Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN — Cotton's Share in Plastics The development of the new plastic industry was under- pod to depend on such materials as wood, soy beans and )rh-stalks; but it now appears that cotton already has an ftive role, with a chance for still greater participation after A press release from the National war. [iev-Zhitomir load Cut, Nazi fanks Trapped iy HENRY C. CASSIDY oscow, Dec. 27 — (/P)— The Red new winter offensive across Ukraine was reported today to [ye cut the Kiev-Zhitomir high- 'y Irapping a large German tank infantry force. [Gen. Nikolai Vatulin's First Uk- .nlan army pushed west along ith sides of this road, advancing (thin 20 miles of Zhitomir, biggest .ze.of the Germans' disastrous itumn attack. e Russians continued to edge ward through the Vitebsk forti- id zone (•"•.t.hpr, north, working iund the u' from the north- st, east i \ ,> jast and com- within eignt! m'les of this big erman base. |(The Vichy radio acknowledged he initiatve in the Kiev salient ts'> passed over to Vatutln who is jaking; prodigious efforts : .to en- |rge breaches in the German "pes." The German communique lid the Russians threw heavy Ink and infantry forces into at- icks on the tZhitomir area and iat ."battles of varying fortunes: |.e' in,progress." f : WHe^*ebmmuhique skid "Soviet" pnetrations on the Vitebsk front fed been sealed off and that at- Icking Red Army spearheads had *en thrown back in counterat- fcks. A Berlin military spokesman Bas quoted by the Paris radio as ying picked Soviet units have token the German lines in the jlobin are between Vitebsk and kitomir.) IThe two Red Army thrusts ined, momentum, steadily assum- ng the proportions of a major ush. A clean break-through in fiesc sectors would open the way swift advances to the Soviel rder, the Western Ukraine and e Baltic region in the northwest. The Russian offensive in the Uk- ine brought one of the most dra- atic reversals on this long wai ont. It was mounted at a poin ere the Germans used eight tank visions and a huge infantry force rly in November to liquidate the 4 Army bridgehead west of the /iTepcr. Front line dispatches disclosed Red Army had launched its iM^ff.ensivc there with a tre- nendous artillery barrage followed by a tank and infantry assault. ^Grounded Jollywood — John Craven, son 'Actor Frank Craven, will be rpken in rank after his induction ito the army today as a private. f %; He has been playing the role of air forces sergeant. ^Cotton Council, Memphis, reports: "Paving the way to a potential post-war market for cotton, the Research Division of the National Cotton Council today announced the inauguration of an extensive study of cotton's use in plastics. The work is designed to assemble factual information on the relationship of cotton to plastics, as well as to develop possible improvements in plastics through the use of cotton fabrics created for specific products. Several of the nation's large manufacturers of plastics and chemical products are co-operating in the study." The rise of the plastics industry represents one of the constantly recurring cycles in manufacturing style, each cycle bcnefitting a cer< tain section of the country and hurting another. Once upon a time most of our heavy American industry had to do with wood-working. This genera tion recalls thai up to a few years ago the bodies of automobiles were made of wood. But along came the age of steel—and the automobile emerged as an all-metal thing and the same cycle pervading all industry dealt a heavy blow to the timber industry. But even before the war—which •accentuated 'it—there was in evidence a new cycle, with plastics replacing metal on many items. Laminated wood and plastics are now being used extensively in the 135,000 Steel Workers Strike Despite Appeal Pittsburgh, Dec. 27 —(IP}—. The number of idle steel workers passed the 135,000 mark this afternoon as headquarters of the CIO United Steelworkers and the Wai Labor Board maintained silence about President Roosevelt's ur gent plea for a speedy settlemen of a contract controvcrsly which led to the walkout. Scores of war-busy plants • in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and New York, failed td reopen afte the Christmas holiday, d u r i n g which contracts between the unio and 214 companies employin about 350,000 men lapsed. Philip Murray, president of th CIO and the Steelworkers' union remained in seclusion. Associate said there was "nothing at thi time" to add to his warnin last Thuraday a "grave situation would be created by failure of the War Labor Board to approve the unions' request that any new wage agreement be made retroactive. It was understood from good sources union officials felt they had asked no more than the president outlined yesterday in his telegrams to the War Labor Board, Murray and the steel companies, but that they felt the board should first go on record officially before an appeal could be made by Murray to the men now idle. A check with several other large producers, including the U. S. Steel Corporation, whose contract also will run out betsveen now and the middle of January, brought reports of "normal operations" with little more than usual post-holiday Nazi Battiesnip Scharnhorst Is Sunk by British By ROGER GREENE London, Dec. 27 —(/P)—A posi- bility the German battleship Scharnhorst carried her entire crew with her when she was sunk by British home fleet units off the North Cape Arose today word came of any sur- plant carried signs contract — no work 1 toping Up With Lotion Coupons ocessed and Canned Foods; en cember 1 — First day for stamps D, E and F in ;jon Book 4. January 20 — Last day for en stamps D, E and F m lion Book 4. manufacture of airplane bodies, and we are told of a strong likeli- lootd that after the war. automobile bodles-'-will—be'-made' of plastics exclusively. All of this is encouraging to the people of the South and West. For O f coal m plastics, like lumber, is a product stoppages, of the growing earth. We have no grudge against the metal industry, but it is only human to want a break" for our home products. Incidentally, "breaks" don't just happen—they are made. The rise of the plastics industry is the result of years of experiment and planning. And cotton's inclusion in plastics, likewise, is the result of research and planning. I can think of an historic parallel. Years ago organized Labor used to moan that it had little chance in the courts against the high-priced attorneys of the corporations. But pretty soon Labor started hiring able counsel, too—and now the shoe is on the other foot. Whenever the farming sections feel the competition of the industrial areas too strongly a little money spent with the chemical laboratories and other researchers is always well spent—of which the plastics industry is an example. Jittery Nazis See Invasion This Week By JOHN H. COLBURN Stockholm, Dec. 27 (fP) —Some Berlin military commentators, still guessing nervously at the zero hour for the Allied invasion of Western Europe, said today they believed theblow might fall this week, even before the turn of the New Year. Dispatches to neutral Swedenn from the German capital said this talk in Nazi military circles was Dased on the relentless aerial hammering that German fortifications layoffs. Pickets were seen at plants in Pittsburgh, Detroit and Columbus, Some pickets a'f •"aVri'dle"Columbus Norway when no vivors. , If such were the case last night's sinking of the 26,000-ton vessel in a blazing Arctic action would parallel the sinking of the big battleship Bismarck by the British navy in May, 1941. Only a relative handful of the Bismarck's crew was saved. About 1,400 men presumably were aboard the Scharnhorst. Allied military experts hailed the sinking of the Scharnhorst as one of the most spectacular triumphs of the Royal Navy and as a bitter defeat for Hitler in his latest desperate gamble to halt the flow of American and British war supplies to Russia. Admiral Sir William James, chief of the Graf Spee, immobilizing of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in Brest by RAF bombers, the epic chase of the Bismarck, the crippling of the Tirpitz by British submarines and finally destruction of the Scharnhorst. '"These events have taken place at such long intervals and the enemy capital ships have, been inactive for so long that the real significance of this series of victorious actions may be overlooked," he said. "The officers and men of our main fleet only emerge from obscurity on rare occasions but when they do there is a big story to tell. Today, German surface striking In the past the German admiral- y has relied primarily on U-boats and planes for this work. But the German submarines have taken a erriiic beating in the past few months in the battle of the Atlan tic,'and the mighty Allied aeria offensive against the continent ap pareritly has compelled the Naz admiralty to pull in all available panes for defense of the homeland In |the past spring and summe months, the Allies did not use th Murintiansk route regularly. Now the ?oute'has been re-opened, a shovel by the Scharnhorst sinking Th6 triumph in apparently th greatest fight with the' Germa navy'.since the kill of the Bismarc reading "no — the slogan of coal miners in their 1943 work oppagjes. The plants hit hardest were those of Republic Steel Corp. and Youngstown Sheet and Tube which had 30,000 out at Youngstown, O. Republic and Tivnken Roller Bearing Company plants at Canton and May 27, 1941 virtually cripple Hitler's, battle fleet, leaving 'a damaged kingpins only the grea Tirpitz and the Scharnhorst's siste ship the Gneisenau. The Scharnhorst was sunk in th Barents seas off North Cape, No way's northern tip. It was not di closed' whether U. S. ships, som times reinforcing the home flee partiqipated. An admiralty communique gav few details', but a Berlin broadcas asserted the Scharnhorst went down.'after firing-all her ammuni- ;ion •-S'ih" heroic battle" with other Nazi ( vessels against larger British formations, The first "lasted a considerable time";" the Germans said, and "considerable damage was inflicted on the convoy and on the British escort vessels," Adrpiral Sir Bruce Fraser commanded ..the 'naval units which brought ^h'e Scharnhorst to bay Slitf Opposition Mote Yank Allies Establish 2 on Take Key Points Ncw Britain Tip —Europe l ____/-, ' ; ' • By JOSEPH DYNAN Allied Headquarlers, . Algiers, Dec. 27 — (/P) — American troops of he Fifth Army, attacking in driv- ng rains, captured two important high points in the Mt. Samucro mass' along the stoutly defended road ;to Cassino and wedged in closer to the village of San Vittore, Allied headquarters announced today. British Eighth Army forces their lefor the Adriatic Dloody possession of Ortona. litching post for the present German line' in Italy, and succeeded in occupying two more blocks in the northwest corner of that battered port of 9,000 population which the Germans are trying to turn into a "little Stalingrad." Nazi forces attempted to infiltrate into the southwest corner of the port as the slow methodical struggle continued but they were discovered and beaten off. And the Allied communique said the conquest was proceeding "street by street." 'The fight for Ortona was in its eighth day yesterday, with the Germans stubbornly dug in cellars and sewers. ' India troops completed their seizure of Villa Grande, a village five miles inland from Ortona and a mile north of the Ortona-Orsogna road. The Indians took 25 German soldiers and three Nazi officers prisoners and beat off two German columns which counterattacked with tanks. Billowing columns of smoke arising from Tollo disclosed the Germans apparently were scorching Japanese Diet Hears Warning From Premier By the Associated Press Premier Hideki Tojo told the up- Per house of the Japanese Diet to day the Allied "counter-offensive Massilon, O., also reported 20,000 idle, while the Wheeling Steel Corp., with plants employing 20,000 in West Virginia and Ohio, reported a shutdown. At Cleveland, 7,000 were out at the Republic and Corrigan-McKinney works and at Midland, Pa., 6,500 quit at the Crucible Steel Company plant, and 6,700 at Young stown Sheet and Tube's Indiana Harbor, Ind., works. A crucible official reported his company's contract still had several days to go — the lone instance of a company with a contract reported closing. Union local officials, however, contended they had no contract. power'is reduced-to two tleships of 10,000 tons and some small cruisers." Further official news on the Scharnhorst exploit and the battle which revolved around it was not expected here until the Russia- bound convoy which was the target of the Scharnhorst's attack has passed the danger zone. Retired Admiral of the Fleet Lord Roger Keyes, hero of Zeebrugge in the last war and originator of Britain's "commandos" in this war, said: "It is a very great satisfaction to know one of the remaining three German capital ships has been destroyed. The destruction of the Scharnhorst shows how important it was for us to maintain a fleet in northern waters." The use of the Scharnhorst and other Nazi surface units in an*at- lack on a convoy suggested Hitler now has been forced to the desperate gamble of risking his few remaining warships in an attempt, to disrupt shipments of arms and munitions to Russia. fierce fighting is raging at various fronts," the Tokyo radio said in a broadcast recorded by U. 'S. government monitors. In another broadcast, the Tokyo radio told the Japanese people re cent Allied operations in the South Pacific had brought the .war to "the decisive stage in which'the rise or fall of our nation will be decided." ! The premier, in his capacity of minister of war, reviewed recent military developments and, while ascribing great power to the. Allied drive, insisted the Japanese Army and Navy were "repulsing the enemy's counterattacks wherever confronted." Emperor H i r o h i t o formally opened the 84th session of the Diet yesterday, declaring "the war situation is most serious" and that Japan must bring to bear total effort to defeat "the inordinate am- bitions'of the enemy.". ; The broadcast said Tojo and Navy Minister Shigetaro Shimada By ROBERT BUNSON Advanced Allied Headquarters, New Guinea, Dec. 27 (IP) —Unit- ' ed Stales Marines swarmed ashore two simultaneous landings at» < 2ape Gloucester on the western tip,',, of New Britain yesterday to estab- », lish a second invasion front on' Japan's island stronghold in the ' Southwest Pacific. 4 A heavy aerial and naval bombardment accompanied the land- ' ings. 1 One ship was lost and t h r e 6.( damaged in the operations in addition to seven planes destroyed. The Japanese, however, 1 o s t 36 bombers and 25 fighters in des- erate attempts to stem the invasion tide. The landings, carried out in the early morning hours yesterday, not only gives the Allies the first foothold on the north cast of N e w Britain, but also secures complete aftetemonths of a cat-and-mouse ^ at v m age two miles southwest of 7 ' ! 'an surfa-seS fg^gj- fc e f ore withdrawing. fleet out to battle. It was revenge for the 55-year- old Admiral Fraser, for he formerly was captain of the aircraft carrier Glorious, sunk by the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau off Norway June 9, 1940, with 1,074 of her crew missing and 130 known dead. The fact Fraser commanded suggested heavy British ships were engaged, possibly including a battle- ship.of the, 35,000-ton King George V class armed with ten 14-inch guns. The Scharnhorst, bearing main armament .of nine 11-inch guns and normal complement of 1,461 men had a speed of 29 knots, was launched Oct. 3, 1936, and went into service Jan. 7, 1939. At last reports she was hiding in Alien ford in Norway near the Murmansk supply route. She, the Dneisenau, and the cruiser Prinz Eugen ran the gaunt let of the English channel to the North Sea on a foggy February night in 1942, escaping from heavily-bombed berths in Brest, France it, Cheese, Butter and Pats; seember 19 — First day for ffn stamp Q in Book 3. gember 26 — First day -for stamp R in Book 3. Suary 1—Last day for brown L, M, N, P and Q in |ary 2—First day for brown fS in Book 3. |}6 — First day for stamp ': 1. Valid when used. - riber 1—First day for Air- tamp 1, Book 3. Valid Vd. l — First day for „ p No. 29 in Ration |ood for five pounds. 15 — Last day for np No. 29, Book 4. 22 — First day for us in A ration book, ^ gallons; Bi and ', are good for two gal— Last d^y for II A Ratio;) Book.. along the channel coast have been •eceiving. The dispatches quoted these Nazi military commenlalors as claiming that Germany is fully prepared for new operations, but Germany's loss of the battleship Scharnhorst in an engagement with Ihe British home fleet was viewed here as a severe blow at the Nazi defense cordon. There has been no official comment from Berlin on the appointment of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower as commander of the Allied invasion armies or the designation of Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery as commander of British invasion troops. It was recalled, however, that during the Sicilian campaign the Germans credited Eisenhower and Montgomery as being the Allies' two best leaders. They once said Eisenhower never launched an attack unless he was 90 per cent sure of success. For Berliners, the fifth Christmas of the war was the worst in history x Many spent the day cleaning up after Friday's heavy raid. Gold apparently is of Dutch rattier than Scotch origin, II was the first serious strike in the induslry since 1937 when widespread walkouts, marked by rioting and bloodshed, occurred in the so-called "little steel" plants. President Roosevelt, in his appeal for seltlcmcnt, requested the companies and the union to continue uninterrupted production under odd contracts with the understanding any wage adjuslmenls in new agreements would be computed and applied retroactively. The disputes, he declared, must be settled under labor's national no- strike agreement by means of collective bargaining, conciliation and final determination, if necessary, by the War Labor Board. The president warned that any pay adjustmenls must conform with the economic stailization act and subsequent executive orders with which he implemented the act. This drew from WLB Chairman William H. Davis the comment of "complete accord" wilh recommendations of the board's public members on relroaclive pay and conlinuance of present steel contracts until a.selllement is reached. Mr. Roosevelt held out a promise to employers for consideration New Allied Invasion Commander Eisenhower Sees End tq War in Europe Sometime in 1944 retroac- of price revisions if any tive pay boosts agreed upon under the economic '-•-»••—" hould impose hem. This, he said, would "be given due consideration by the agencies of government concerned with costs and prices." stabilization act hardships upon NEW FARM ORGANIZER Clinton, Dec. 27 — (JP) — Joe Steele Hall of Scotland, former state senator, has been appointee northwest Arkansas organizer foi the farmers' union. STEEL FUNERAU TUESDAY Nashville, Dec, 27 — —Slate By WES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 27 —(/P)— Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, chosen to command the main Allied invasion of Europe from the west or north, flatly predicted today "we will win the European war in 1944." Cool, but dynamic, with careful choice of words, the Texas-born general made the unqualified prediction as he faced American and British correspondents at a farewell press conference before leaving for Britain to take up his new command. Previously, he had held a series f conferences with Allied generals n Italy. The new invasion commander aid he was resisting an impulse o qualify his prediction of victory n 1944, and modestly added only ime would tell whether he was the •ight man for the job ahead of him. He indicated he would depart soon to take over his new duties said his task would be to create an Allied supreme staff to run the jig invasion. "My own and personal job im mediately of course will be to do what we have done here. That is to weld the directing team togethei in such a way that no real fric tion ever develops, that people trust each other, work in unison and go into this thing with ful weight. I believe we have de veloped here that sense of partner ship which has come as near a humanly possible to elimination o Senator George R. Steel, 53, vet eran attorney and southwest Ar kansas political leader who diet ( Saturday night, will be buried at 4 | p. m, tomorrow. the friction that has been typical o Allied actions in the past," he said He added: "The only thing needed for us t win the European \yar to .1944 is fp very man and woman, all the way om the front line to the remotest amlet of our two countries, to do s or her full duty." In answers to questions whether e had been satisfied with the pro- ress of the war against Germany uring the past year — 1943 —and f the year had been up to ex-pec- ations, the general said the best ay to answer that was for people i their own minds to compare the osition of the Allies in October, 942, with the position today. The general then reviewed the hanges, pointing out that last ear, with the Germans almost at he gates of Cairo, Malta, hung.by thread, and submarine warfare vas at its height. Speaking of the campaign in taly, the general pointed out the urrender of the Italians had enabled the Allies to seize the heel of taly, incuding the naval bases of Taranto and Bari, with asmall expenditure, and dispose of the Ita- ian fleet for a big gain in Allied laval fortunes. He said he had expected nothing •nore and had prepared for nothing more although he may have hoped the surrender would give greater military advantages. Asked whether French forces would be used to atlack Europe. Eisenhower said the French were being rearmed to fight the Ger mans and certainly would be included in any such plans. • Commenting on his recent trip to the Italain front, the command 'er-in-chief said he had been con slantly Amazed .by the ability of American and English troops to ac- All along the Eighth Army front troops heard the continuous roar of artillery and mortar fire. British destroyers, operating off the Ugoslav coast to keep communications open with Partisan orces there, shelled the coastal own of Drvenik, just northwest of Split, Thursday night and sank a small boat. Meanwhile, American Marauders, getting off the ground in strong 'orce despite adverse weather, olasted the railway yards along the .ine connecting Florence with the west coast railway without meeting fighters on anti-aircraft fire. They hit Prato and Pistoia, 10 and 15 miles norlhwest of Florence the north brahch of the two- way line lo Pisa and Leghorn and tore up the tracks in the yards at Empoli, about • 10 miles southwest of Florence, on the south branch. These raids were aimed at further crippling the Germans' communication system which in recent days has been hit by attacks on the Brenner Pass line into Italy and the Riviera Line from Southern France. Bombers also attacked the yards at Pisa and Portonuova Saturday while Spitfires wrecked two locomotives near Pedaso on the east coast and bombed a merchant vessel near San Bedetto. Lt. Gen. Sir Bernard C. Freyburg, who fought in'Crele and has commanded New Zealand forces overseas, is in command of the addres'sed the House of Representatives later today, after which both, houses of 'the Diet went into recess until Jan. 20,..; ,^, :> \ •• •. . ., .In an Engii'stflanguage broadcast recorded by the Associated Press, Tojo was quoted as saying the Japanese Army and Navy'Were "firmly maintaining and consolidating strategic offensive positions throughout all operations areas, although there have been some minor changes in certain sectors." Tojo said imperial army forces were now engaging the Allies in fierce battles in the Solomons, the Bismarck archipelago and E a s tern New Guinea, He asserted thai sea transportation was the only means of supply in the Southwest acific area and that Japanese essels were ferrying troops and upplies secretly under cover of ight. ' . The situation in the New Bri- ain area, he said, was assuming he character of a "supply war." The premier said a Japanese rmy unit had landed behind the Allies in New Guinea in m i d- October, killing more than 3,000 10 artillery pieces, but this "enemy domination of the Vitiaz straits between New Britain and New Guinea. U., S. Sixth Army troops severed;; the western route of the enemy supply, line from Rabaul, Japan's* chief base on New Britain, when' they landed at Arawe on the Southwest coast of the island, about 60 miles from Cape Gloucesler. The main landing on the strate- _ic cape was made 1 near the foot of the muchly-bombed target hill approximately six miles east of Cape Gloucester and its airdrome. At the same time, a second Marine force went ashore a few miles southwest of Gloucester. American forces also occupied Song island in Vitiaz strait. , .<j --'Reports' "from the" headquarleifsl;' of Major Gen. William S. Rptus, commanding the invasion troops, said • his men, the majority of them veterans of Guadalcanal, were systematically pushing through the jungle trails to Cape Gloucester. The landings climaxed a scries of aerial bombardments on a scale new to the Pacific theatre. Nearly 3,500 tons of bombs were dropped, on the vulnerable Cape Gloucester . Second New Zealand Division in Italy, it was disclosed. Freezing Rains, Snow Forecast Tonight Little Rock, Dec. 27 (/P)— Freez ing rains or snow, predicted fo western and northern Arkansas to night may extend to the centra section, the weather bureau said Rain also was predicted for th east and south portions. Temperatures last night stayei in the thirties and a slight rainfall was reported by river metero- logists near Black Rock and Call- area in almost daily raids beginning Dec. 1. roops and seizing more lhan artillery pieces, but Ihis "em speedily bolslered its strength and aler effected a landing at our He added that more than 20 Allied molor torpedo boats had been sunk in the New Guinea seclor since lale October. A Japanese Domei. New Agency broadcast, recorded by U. S. government monitors, said Tojo has appointed his Vice Minister, Lt. Gen. Suehiro Kimura as "head of the fortificalions headquarlers" of the ministry. CO. (C9»tinu.ed on Page Three) Fraternal Leader Succumbs Today Kansas City, Dec. 27 —(£•)—Conrad H. Mann, 72, national organizer and financial advisor of the fraternal Order of Eagles, died today of pneumonia complicated by j heart disease. President of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce six times, Mann was known widely for his work in civic affairs. He was confined to the research hospital December 12, suffering from pneumonia. Late Saturday night and again last night he suffered heart attacks. He failed to rally after the last attack. Britain's official cosl-of-living index at July 31 was 99 points above the level of July, 1914, Train, Truck Collide, Three Persons Hurt Three persons were painfully injured last .Friday afternoon when a Slucart Grocery Delivery truck collided with a troop-train at the Washington - Division street crossing. Arthur Bright, driver . of the truck, suffered a foot injury but has been released, from hospital. J. C. Howard, negro helper, sustained a broken leg, cuts and bruises and a second negro helper, Burchell Staggart, was painfully cut and bruised. Both are still confined to a local hospital. The delivery, truck was practically demolished. STAS FOR SHOW Walla Walla, Wash. UP The show must go on, even if you're in prison or getting out. Inmates of the state prison here prepared a show, "Cockeyed Generals," to be presented over a week-end, but one of the performers — identity not revealed by prison authorities — was due to be released on a Thursday. So the convict-actor stayed four days beyond his sentenced time to help present the show for entertainment of service men and women. Epidemic of Typhus in Naples, Italy Naples, Dec. 27 — (/P)— Naples, suffering an outbreak of typhus fever, has been closed to Fifth Army troops except for units based here, and Allied authorities are taking steps to protect the city's 1,000,000 or more civilians. Two hundred and fifty civilians have been stricken, a ten-fold in* crease since the Allies occupied the city in October, but the Fifth Army's chief surgeon said not a single soldier had yet become ill. Mortality has been about 25 per cent of reported cases. 'Overcrowding due to destruction of buildings by bombings and German demolitions, and wrecking by the enemy of water mains and sewage systems, and confiscation of all medical supplies are believed to be factors causing the epidemic. Hundreds of poor persons have been living in caves and air raid shelters. The chief surgeon said "existing conditions in the city are idealfor the development of a large-scale epidemic of this serious disease." Medical officers said supplies of serum are not available for the entire population of Naples, but that "dusting squads" dispensing power to kill the lice transmitting the disease have been organized at all places of public congestion. Canadian General on Leave Due to Illness Somewhere in England, Dec. 27 (*)— Lt. Gen. A. G. L. McNaughton, commander of the Canadian army in Britain more than four years, has left his post because of ill health and will be unable to lead the Canadians in the invasion of Western Europe. The 56-year-old general will return to Canada for a long rest, it was disclosed last night, while Lt. Gen. Kenneth Stuart, chief of the Canadian general staff in Ottawa, will act as temporary commander until a successor is chosen. (The permanent appointment of Stuart to a new post of "chief of staff, Canadian military headquarters, London," was announced in Ottawa last night.) ^^l^~f*^Sg^» ifeAv ^'a,rtir_

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