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For Sale FRYE ,^Aaioei*ted Press War Analyst X^The; opening of the second great "^'an winter offensive in less i Weeks multiplies the peril lot/feu* the Nazi armies on the east- jf^iOront, and particularly those in }:; thlfjfDnieper Bend and the Crimea, with the powerful thrusl ** Advancing in the Vitebsk area :"'J30 miles to the north, and Ihe like- ^-lihpod, of still a third great assault " ~ f " 6' extreme south, the resump- of the Red Army offensive , '• ';iy«»M>f Kiev suggests that the en- te.vilre German line might collapse be- 'I jlMfe/the »Nazi commanders have , their preparations for , ; >,%fi{hdrkwal to the Dniester. jT-?j|*ltf«iggests, also, that President ..Boqsevelt and Prime Minister i', PJwirchill have begun announcing ;' 1 4he;cpmmand appointments for in- ^'•!||fijojilrof Western Europe only be*|that invasion is so near thai, tyer valuable Ihe knowledge of to lead it might be to the s, Ihe announcements could delayed further. Inde'ed, , -ther than Gen. Dwight D. iHaenhower now tells us and Ihe "*"* s — in so many words lhat win Ihe European war in tie statement implies prompt nents and the Nazis are ie to get whatever comfort &can out of that. , r t?seems clea? on the basis on fifttPeheran agreemenl of Ihe pres- ^-'''Mr. Churchill and Marshal l| that the Anglo-American Mtb be slruck while the great- ossible number of Nazi forces t c^te»,fighting for Iheir very exist- '<fcpce' in Russia. The Red Army al' jeadyfis on tne move in great , jliength on two fronts. ~5TJie*"great power of that Red mjjyis shown dramatically by the J^fensive west of Kiev. Having ab- korbjed the full force of vicious Nazi ~poXinterallacks for six weeks, Gen. ~ plaf F. Valuta's First Ukraine broken through the Ger- along a 50-mile front of 25 miles in three days. ••VAV" j~ '• that breakthrough, Vatulin t^ nqt^nly Ihreatens to retake the rail .. 4 K* .,,» o j Korosten and Zhitomir, again to flank the SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY, sell or trade furniture. The best place in town to buy furniture. Ideal Furniture Store. 27-lmpd. RazorbacksWill Open East Cage Tour on Tuesday By JACK HAND New York, Dec. 27 —</P)— College basketball bows out the old year with its busiest intersectional schedule of the infant season as the Big Ten, Southwest, Big Six and Pacific Coast conferences wait another week before starting league WOOD FOR SALE. PHONE 221. 14-lmo.c. 1935 DELUXE 4-DOOR FORD. Five good tires. Clean. Call A. L. Hargis at 1039-W after 6 p. m. 22-6tp 80 ACRE FARM ON COLUMBUS road. Good improvements. Apply Alma M. Robbins, Motfct Valley, Arkansas. 23-12tp TWIN BEDS WITH INNER-SPR- ing mattresses. Cobb's Mattress Factory, 712 West 4th St. Phone 445-J. 23-6tp 140 ACRE FARM, ONE HOUSE, barn, good pasture, one-half mile from city limits, on good road and highway, Price $20 per acre. Floyd Porterfield, Hope, activity. The Eastern League, only SPORTS ROUNDUP Associated Press Sports Columnist New York, Dec. 27 -(#)— Latest report is that Ned Irish may come up with a pre-season basketball tournament in the Garden next fall besides the Usual post-season invitation affairs Which brings clr- Ark. 24-6tc GOOD PAPERSHELL PECANS, 25 and 30c per pound. 404 South Elm. Phone 459. 27-6tpd. For Rent WORKING COUPLE OR TWO settled ladies Call 660. to share home. 7-tf 115 ACRE FARM, 60 ACRES IN cultivation, 40 in botlom. Two houses. Plenty water. Pasture. 4 mule crop. See S. O. Baber, Ozan. 23-6tp THREE UNFURNISHED ROOMS. All ulilHies paid. Gas sloyes furnished. Jane Hulsey, Washington, Ark. 24-3tp Notice CHRISTMAS GIFTS ON DISPLAY and on hand at my home. AH kinds of Fuller brushes. 902 South Fulton, Phone 138. Mrs. Leon Bundy. 23-t£ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR 30 days only! Mattresses remade. Sheeting 3.95. Striped tick, 5.95. Free delivery. Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. 24-lmp irmans in Ihe Dnieper bend. The itetL-point could be the explana- ..-t-.ahjOf the fury of recent German *> counterattacks toward Kiev. jf! \j,For.- it seems likely the Nazis ?\tilled the greater part of their re'£ jnaining reserves of armored ^"froopjf to launch those attacks, .-,*"!"I - Ihe Russians back a .inumb'er of miles, but had no hope of£va>JTia]or break-through, and ,; neyer*Developed sufficiently td de. u 'aervejthe name of counteroffensiye'. - '^i^raejr may have been protective . ' attacks, forcing the Russians to |£ k'eep large numbers of reserve ly tiodps in the vicinity of Kiev, and '••' ** E erelore prevenling Ihe concentra- t sufficient Red Army i in the soulh to cut through i Ijnes there. that were the case, it is pos— though by no means cer- as yet — that the Germans GIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT- ions for Christmas. Not rationed yet. New or renewal subscriptions on any magazine. See Ch«s. Reynerson at City Hall. 30-tmc CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! HAVE your mattress remade. Cobb's Mattress Shop, 712 West 4th', Phone 445-J. 21-6tp YOU CAN BUY U. S. APPROVED chicks with confidence. Hatched in our own plant. Will make deliveries,: starting January 7. Gunter Hatchery, Phone 623. 23-6tp cuit joining in the early rush, has a Saturday meeting of Penn and Dartmouth in Philadelphia. Both teams are unbeaten in 'the crrcuil and the winner will be a decided favorite to win the league title. Princeton at Cornell provides the other action. DePaul's Demons, one of Ihe unbeaten clubs surviving a busy early schedule, put their eight-game streak on the block in an eastern trip against St. Joseph's, Long Island and Arkansas. The game with the Razorbacks will be played Saturday in Buffalo and also cli,- maxes a three-game jaunt for undefeated Arkansas which plays City College Tuesday and Albright Wednesday. i Kentucky will be well represented with the university coming north to play Carnegie Tech in Buffalo Tuesday and St. John's in New York Thursday while Western Ken- lucky Slate, upset by Brooklyn, 3635, continue against Temple Tuesday and Canisius Salurday. Duke, winner in three of six, invades Madison Square Garden to play Long Island Saturday. The big . New York arena has doubleheaders Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Philadelphia and Buffalo show Tuesday and Salur- day; Kansas Cily Wednesday and Thursday and Milwaukee Friday. Greal Lakes, anolher one of the nation's top teams with seven wins in a perfect record, has a rematch with strong Illinois in Champaign, 111., Wednesday and plays Northwestern Friday and Ohio. State Saturday in Cleveland. The Camp Granl unbeaten five has three dates this week — St. Ambrose, Iowa, Seahawks and Marquette. The Norfolk Naval Iraining slalion remains high on Ihe list of unbeaten. Seven of the Big Ten clubs will be busy in warmups for Ihe loop opening, Jan. 3. Texas Chrislian defends ils litle hi the All-college lournament at Oklahoma City where the unbeaten Oklahoma Aggies will compele; Kansas Slale, Kansas, Missouri and Washburn will participale in a Round Robin series al Kansas Cily- Wednesday and Thursday and Ihe Wesl Coaslers continue to warm up for Ihe league race lhat opens January 7.- up the question of when is "pre" if the regular doubleheader season starls in the middle of December? . . . . The Phillies are giving up their offices in a swanky downtown Philadelphia hotel and are moving back to their old quarters in the Packard building . . . George Corcoran, president of the Carolinas P.G.A. figures so many women golfers will be turning pro after Ihe war lhal ihey'll form Iheir own or- ganizalion unless Ihe P.G.A. takes them in. tne: "From what we've seen of ioth the high school and collegiate jasketball effort in this region (and no names mentioned), the lime is now ripe for the formation of an athletic version of the 4-H club. . . lapless, hopeless, hoop-less and helpless." Heavy Thinking Ed Tyng, Ihe New York Sun's ouldoor expert, tells this one about a rookie duck hunter On his first expedition, the novice saw a grebe — loon to you — swimming around an inland lake Thinking il a duck, Ihe greenhorn fired, and wilh Ihe flash of Ihe gun, Ihe grebe dived and reappeared some dislance away II happenec again and again before the grebe finally disappeared' among some reeds . . . Telling of his exper ience, the hunter said: "I killed a duck, but I filled him so full o lead that he sank." Monday Matinee Texas Christian will 'defend' Its .itle in Ihe Oklahoma Cily all-col- ege 'baskelball tournamdnt this week with only one letterman— Capl. Zeke Chronisler —bul Zeke will hav.e Ihe aid of nine navy V-12 Irainees . . . Bubber Jonnard, the old Giant, is personally operating Ihe news stand he owns in a Brooklyn Hotel and drawing a lot of trade by his presence. . . . Don't expecl too much of Vinnle Richards, Jr., in this week's eastern boys tennis tournamenl. Vinnie, senior, recently remarked to W, Scotl Johnslon, the referee: "What'll I do wilh Ihis boy, Scotly? I can'l leach him • lennts." . . . High spol in optimism from the Ladder Climber Far from being a coach wilhoul a learn Ihis season, Babe Hollingbery, co-coach of the west leam-for Salurday's Easl-West game probably had more than he could handle , . . . Babe started out with a 40- man squad at Washington stale only to have the college drop football . . . Then he picked up the Pullman, Wash., eighth-grade learn which won a couple of games under his direclion . . . Moving lo Spokane, Hollingbery was advisory coach to the Spokane Air Serive Commandos in their second game with Washington . . . Now he's back on top with a leam in what may be the biggest and besl New Year's Day grid show. Today's Guest Star Joe Miller Lewislon (Idaho) Trib- lale foolball season: When he look his team to Sarasota for Ihe deciding game of ils conference race, Coach Joe Rousseau of Bradnelon, Fla., high school carried along an exlra suil so he'd have something dry to wear home after his boys ducked him under the shower . . . They did. Service Dept. Jimmy Demaret has joined the San Diego Naval Training Station golf team, which already included Sam Snead and Bill Nary, the Rancho Santa Fe pro . . . Moe and Harvey Weiss, the boxing Iwins from Newark, N. J., were senl in from combat areas to compete in the South Pacific boxing championships and Marine Sgt. James Kuykendall, the promoter, expects both to win titles . . . Joe Dey, the U. S. Golf Associalion sec- relary, expects to be in the navy Bears Take Pro Title; Mystery of Bench Solved tihlcago, Dec. 27 —(/P>— The strange case of "the Redskins' •demise," or "how did owner George, Marshall get on the Chicago Bears' bench," was aptly solved today by Co-Coach Luke Johnson df the Bears who said: "George just wanted to be on the winner's side." , Winners' side it was, that Bear bench, superheated by a marvelous mechanical gadget that warmed up Sid LUckman enough for him to pitch a record five touchdown passes, and that steamed up the Bears enough to coast to a 41 to 21 verdict over the Washington Redskins for the championship of professional football, which they lost last year to these same 'Skins. But the big question that pro voked comment among the 34,320, fans who saw yesterday's National League title tilt was: How did Marshall get on the Bears' bench, and what was he trying to do? Ralph Brlzozlara, the Bears' acting chieftain, accused the Washington owner of attempting to learn coaches' instructions to their play ers at the end of the first half when the Bears held only a flimsy 14 to 7 lead and were worrying their heads off about the danger of a third straight defeat at the hands of the 'Skins. Marshall, however, insisted he had merely come around friendly' like for a halftime intermission He's 104 Only survivor of Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 2 In Philadelphia,. Pa., William Jackaway, above, is pictured as he recently donned his old Civil War uniform to celebrate his 104th birthday. Municipal Court Sen, Steel, 52, Dies Saturday c at Nashville State Senator George R. Stefel, 52, of Nashville, Ark., died at his V> home »t 7 p. m. Saturday following a short illness. Steel served ns prosecuting at* torncy for the Ninth judicial dls* rid of Arkansas for his first-poltt* c'al office, being elected to fill that £ post or two terms .He was," then elected to the scnatorshlp, in,which he served one nil term. Ho was serving his second term al the time of his death. A native of Nashville, Steel grad- £ luted from the Little Rock Law School. He served as an attorney n Nashville before being elected to the prosecuting attorney post. He was the son of J .S. Steel, former circuit judge of the Ninth / judicial district. His son, Edwin * Steel, is now prosecuting attorney for that district. Surviving arc Edwin Steel, Nashville, Bobby Steel, who is with the United Stales Army stationed in ,Virginia, and Don Steel, Nashville; "" one sister, Mrs. Lyda White, Lockesburg, Ark., and two brothers, Chancellor A. P. Steel, Texarkana, and Thomas T. Steel, Oregon. in about two weeks Capl. Kennelh D. Gorrell, new special service officer at Camp Edwards, Mass., is a former Indiana U. baseball and basketball player and athletic director at Flal Rock, Ind., High school. Market Report tai& the breathing space gained in jsbion to make major shifts ir troop dispositions to the possibly to rush preparations general withdrawal toward the ,'JJpjester and the Bessarabian Legal Notice Porkers Also Top Southwest Play Dallas, Dec. "27 (ffH-, Arkansas University's three intersectional games in Ihe east lop a busy schedule Ihis week for Southwest Conference basketball teams. The Porkers who have won four straight games in pre-holiday cam ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK ' ( National Stockyards, 111.; Dec. 27 (JP)— Hogs, 15,000; fairly active; 180 Ibs up fully steady with average Friday; lighter weights 25 to 35 higher; sows strong to 15 higher; lop and bulk good and choice 200-300 Ibs 13.70; odd lols weighing over 300 Ibs 12.50-13.00; 170-190 Ibs 12.60-13.35; 140-160 Ibs 11.2512.35; 120-140 Ibs 10.25-11.35; light pigs down to 8.50 or below; good sows 11.85-12.00, mostly 12.00; stags 11.75 down; good clearance indicated. Catlle, 3500; calves, 1000; opening moslly sleady; around 65 loads sleers offered; few choice up.lo 15.15; common and medium 11.0013.00; medium and good heifers prices up more than a cent today. Although the market was quiet for most of the session, Ihe bursl of juying around noon resulled in considerable aclivily. ON LIQUOR B>fay, Dec. 27 vrW)-'- Faulkner bs.wii} vote tornorrpw in, a 16- I s ;' safToption election on whether to outlaw the sale 'and manufacture " L --^, w}ne and, liquor, : fans are an imporlnt crop :aijchum, where 150,000,000 bu- are, produced anually. orYourCough TeUeyes prompyy be, ;ht to the seat of the loosen and expel „ gm, an4 aW natyre r . and he4 raw, tender, w* bronchial mucous mepa* . Tell ypitf Aruggtstto sell you ( of QreomulSlpn -wttfc the un* jdJng you i murt JJte the way tt ' t\Uaye the cough or yo« are your money back, ft* SION NOTICE For Taxi Service ^QAL,L 67 9~ (Careful Drivers) .IRVJNa T. WRRIY Owner and Manager P, r IN STOCK-- Radignt Heaters ^utomqtip Water Heaters Automatic Water Systems Harry W, Shiver NOTICE OF SALE OF TIMBER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, Thai the undersigned, as Guardian for Marie Hatfield, Lile Halfield and Lenore Halfield, minors, will offer for sale at public outcry, to the highest and best -bidder, at the east' door or entrance to the Court louse in the City of Hope, in Hempstead County, Arkansas, between tie hours prescribed by law for udicial sales, on Saturday, 'the 8th day of January, 1944, all the pine imber on the lands hereinafter [escribed eight inches and over in diameter ait the slump al Ihe time of cutting, the purchaser lo have eighleen months from Ihe dale of said sale wilhin which to cut and remove said timber, and will also offer for sale at Ihe said time and )lace all the hardwood limber on he lands hereinafter described over Iwelve inches' in diameter at he stump at the time of cutting, ;he purchaser to have eighteen months from date of the sale within which time to cut and remove said timber, said lands being situaled Hempslead County, Arkansas, and described as follows, to-wit: The East Half of the Southwest Quarter (E% SWV4) of Section Thirty-three (33), Township Thirteen (13) South, Range Twenty-five (25) Wesl, and Ihe Norlhwesl Quarter (NW J /4) and the Norlh Half of Ihe Northeast Quarter (N% NEVi), and the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW% NEV 4 ), and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NW'A SEVi), and the Northeast Quarter of Ihe Soulhwesl Quarler (NEV* SW%) of Section Four (4), Township Fourteen (14) South, Range Twenty-five (25) West, containing 445.59 acres, more or less. TERMS OF SALE: On a credit of three months, and Ihe purchaser will be required lo execute nole wilh approved surety for the purchase money, .bearing interest from date of sale until paid at the rate of eight per cent per annum, and a lien will be retained on said timber to secure the payment of the purchase money, and said timber shall not be cut or removed until said note shall have been paid in full. The pine timber will be offered separately from the hardwood timber.. WITNESS my hand on this 10th day of December, 1943. CALLIE HATFIELD, Guaniian, Dec. 13, 20, 27, 1943, — — . —.--•- -. ,.. u.uu meuium auu euuu ncu.*.^ paigning meet City College of New d mixed earlings u.00-13.50; York m Madison Square Garden f , nrnmml anrt m «Hium beef cows Tuesday night, Albright at Read ing, Pa., Wednesday and DePaul Wonted to Rent FIVE OR SIX-ROOM HOUSE. Prefer Ward 1 or 2, Employed in city. Reasonably permanent No small children. Hope Slar. Reference. Call 2-tfdh. common and medium beef cows 8.00-10.25; medium and good .sausage bulls 9.50-11,00; vealers 50 higher; good and choice 15.00; medium and good 12.50-13,75; nominal range slaughter steers 9.75-16.00 slaughter heifers 9.00-15.50; stocker- and feeder steers 8,00-13.25. Sheep, 2500; early offerings trucked in natives, mostly lambs; few loads reported back; market not'yet established. THREE OR FOUR ROOM FURN- ished apartment for permanent family. Contact Hope Slar. 30-tf Services Offered ALL TYPES OF HOME AND building repairs. Specialize in reroofing. Estimates free. A. M. Rellig, phone 221. 29-lmp Lost or Stroyed POULTRY AND 'PRODUCE Chicago, Dec. 27 (/P)— Poullry live; firm; no cars 7 Irucks; leghorn chickens 24; rooslers 20. Afler Ihe buying was oul of the way, Ihe markel marked lime bul showed no disposilion to ease. Offerings in all pits were very lighl. Rye-gained wilh wheal, but oats and barley were unable to follow the upward Irend. These last two grains are under temporary ceilings, wilh Iraders awailing announcement of permanent maximums. At-'the "close wheal was 1 1-4— 1 3-8 higher, May $1.66 7-8—3-4, oals were 5-8—3-4 lower, May 78 3-4, oals were 5-8—3-4 lower, May 78 3-4, rye was ahead 3-4—1 cenl, May $1.25 1-8—1-4, and barley was unchanged, July $1.19 7-8. Wheal, No. 1 hard 1.73 1-2. Corn, sample grade mixed 60; No. 4 yellow 1.10 1-4 - 1.14 1-2; No. 5 yellow 1.08 1-4; sample grade yelow .03 14 - 1.06 1-2 sample grade while 1.14 1-4. Oals, No, 4 while 81 1-4. Barley, malting 1.20 - 1.44 1-2 nom.; feed 1.15 - 1.22 1-2 nom. Field seed per 100 Ibs. Timothy 5.75 - 6.00; nom; red top 14.00-15.00 nom; red clover 31.50 nom.; sweet clover 10.50 nom. parley, and by a bit of miscalculation in gazing at the time clock had arrived at his destination prematurely. Was it his fault, then, that Brizzolara' spied him in his big raccoon coat had the gendarmes escort him below decks until the gun sounded ending the half? Anyway, it now appears the only gossip Marshall might have picked up on the Chicago side would have been the type to send him scurrying to his own team's dressing room warning them to fleet the coop, because Ihe Bears were jusl then preparing the coup de grace. For, bang! In 2 minutes 29 seconds of the .third period the Bears had bombarded to their third touchdown, a neat 36-yard job engineered by Craftsman Sid Luckman on a pass into the flat to Dante Magnani who ran like everything to the goal line. And boom- After 11 minutes 33 seconds Luckman laid another pass into Magnani's arms. This one was worth 66 yards, another touchdown, and it didn't matler much, Ihen, lhal Washington got another marker at the end of the period on a 61-yard drive capped by Sammy Baugh's 17-yard scoring heave to Andy Farkas. For the Bears led 27 lo 14. By an amazing piece of work Ihey kepi the ball nearly 12 minutes of the final period, in which time they scored two more touchdowns, and Washington's consolalion score in Ihe waning minules didn'l mean City Docket: Edd Loyd, disturbing peace!, for feited $10 cash bond. Florence C. White, disturbinf peace, forfeited $10 cash bond. Sid Jones, gaming, forfeited $1 cash bond. Albert Isih gaming, forfeited $10 cash bond. Willie Malonc, gaming, forfeited $10 cash bond. Robert Johnson, gaming .forfeited $10 cash bond. Davis StUls, gaming, forfeited $10 cash bond. Allen R. Smith, drunkenness, forfeited $10 cash 'bond. C. T. Gaines, drunkenness, forfeited $10 cash bond. FOOTBALL STAR KILLED £ Tuscnloosn, Ala., Dec. 27 — — Navy Lieut. Jimmy Walker, 28, captain o£ the 1935 University of Alabama football team, has been killed in action in the Southwest Pacific, Frank Thomas, coach at / Ihe university, was advised yester- *• day by members of Ihe family. Jeff Flowers, drunkenness, for- feiled $10 cash bond. Mary Cornelius, drunken driving, forfciled $25 cash bond. Mary Cornelius, resisting an officer, forfeited $50 cash bond. F. E. Haitfield, incorrect parking, forfeited $1 cash bond. Junior Lindsey, possessing untaxed ,beer, forfeited $50 cash bond. State Docket: John Daly Riley, disturbing peace, forfeited $10 cash bond. Robert Johnson, gaming, forfeited $10 cash bond. Chester Stephens, drunkenness, forfeited $10 cash bond. Albert Dye .drunkenness, forfeited $10 cash bond. The Lazy F. Ranch's Cocpet, crack 2-year-old filly, was boughi for $900 at the Saratoga Yearling Sales. A college football star was trying to teach some prison inmates how to play the game. He explained the rules and ended as follows: "Remember, mugs, if you can't kick the ball, kick some guy on the other side. Now. let's get busy. Where's the ball?" Exclaimed one of the slir-boys: "T-licll with the ball! Let's start the game." Heavy clay soils are improved by fall plowing. 4< i LOST 52 Lbs.l WEAR SIZE 14 AGAIN" MRS. c. D. weti.*,rr.wo«Ti« AiPktund H*ra-> You may k»o pounds and have « more ilcndcr, graceful fiiure. No MerclK. No drugs. No TuiitlvM. Eat meat, potatoes, arnvy. butter. The experience ol lif ri. Wells tn«y or may not bo different than you", but why not try the Ayils Plan? Look at tiicsu results. In clinical tents under the direction of Dr. Von Hoover, 100 persons lost 14 to IS Ibs. urerx. In » tow weeks wltli the Ayds Plan. Sworn to before a Notary Public. "with this Ayds Plan you don't cut arches, NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 27 (/P) Cot- YELLOW DEHORNED JERSEY cow from Patmos pasture. Left her calf. See J, J. or R. E. Byers. 21-6lp Reol Estate for Sob ONE OF THE BEST IMPROVED stock and dairy farms in Hempstead Counly, on highway, one- half mile from cily. One large len-room house, modern, waler, lighls and gas. All fenced. Two large slock and hay barns, large dairy barn wilh sheds for Ihirty head of catlle, one concrete milking house; two tenant "houses. All in cultivation and pastures, with a good team and tools, plows to work the land. An ideal country home. See Floyd Porlerfield, Hope, Ark. 23-4lp out any meuls, starches, potatoes, meats or butter, you slmpiycut them down. It's simple and easier when n i enjoy delicious (vitamin fortl- , ) AYDS before each meal. Absolutely harmless. Try a large sire boi ol A 3(1 days supply only»2.25. Money back G TEE if you don't get results. 1'hoti* _ John P. Cox Drug Co., Hope t Ark..— BUY WAR BONDS Ion prices were allernalely sleady and unseltled in a slow post holiday trade today. Prediclions for an' end of Ihe European phase of Ihe war in 1944 hallered an inilial advance, bul renewed firmness developed laler in company wilh Ihe advance in grains. Lale aflernoon values were 15 lo 20 cenls a bale higher. Mch. 19.58, May 19.34 and Jly 19.10. Fulures closed 10 lo 25 cenls a bale higher. Mch high 19.58 low 19.50 — lasl 19.57 up 2 May high 19.35 — low 19.25 — last 19.33 up 3 Ocl (new) ly high 19.10 — low 19.01 — lasl 19.09N up 2 high 18.88 — low 18.77 — last 18.88 up 5 Dec (new) lasl 18.78N up 5 Middling spot 20.42N UP 2. N-nominal. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec. 27 —(/P) —Buying of aircrafts and scaltered specialties helped Ihe slock m a r k e I keep a fairly good balance loday allhough many leaders conlinued lo slumble. Prices generally wavered after a fairly steady opening. Strenglh of avialions brought spolly recoveries laler. Mild irregularity prevailed near the close. Dealings were slow most of the time and transfers ran lo around 600,000 shares. Uit TAN FABRIC BAG UPTOWN Wednesday December 22. Con ; tains Ration books belonging to Mrs. Ivy Mitchell. Finder please return to Beryl Pickard at Duffie Hardware. 24-3tp Uit, Strayed or Stolen TWO HORSES, ONE WHITE, ONE spoiled, weight 1200. One blue mare mule with wire around neck. One black horse mule with stocking leg. One black mule. Notify Sutton Sale Barn, Hope, Reward, 37-61^4 GRAIN AND PROVISIQNS Chicago, Dec. 27 — (fP)— Buying which came mainly from commission houses with eastern and north- weslern connections pushed wheat at Buffalo, N. Y., Salurday. Texas Chrislian and Rice will participale in Ihe Oklahoma City all-college lournamenl where T. C. U. is defending champion TCU meet Norman Naval Air Sla lion and Rice meels Soulhwestern in games scheduled for loday. Baylor pjays Cprsicana Field a Corsicana Thursday and at Waco Friday. Texas meets Kelly Field at Austin tap. in the other game on NEW ORLEANS COTTON New Orleans, Dec. 27 —(/P)— Hoi- day quietude prevailed in collon ulures here loday bu tlhere was nough buying on inflalion talk for a steady closing 5 to 15 cents a >ale higher. Jan high 19.54 — low 19.54 — close 19.61B up 3 • Mch high 19.73 — low 19.67 — close 19.73 up 3 a thing. Stan Musial to Get Crown on Return New York, Dec. 27 — (/P)— Stan Musial will have his first major league balling championship lo give Ihe Mrs. as a belaled Christmas gift when he returns to Donora, Pa., from that baseball jaunt to the Aleutians. Allhough Ihe litle had been conceded to the St. Louis outfielder since late season, it wasn't official until the National League yesterday released the 1943 batting averages. Musial, in his second full year in the majors, thus earns Ihe double crown dislinclion as hilling champ and mosl valuable player. Musial's .357 mark puls him several lenglhs in front of Billy Herman, the Brooklyn infielder, who placed second with -330. It was the highest average in the National since Joe Medwick stroked a .374 in 1937. Ernie Lombard!, last year's king, slid off 25 points but still made the exclusive 300 club which numbered len members parlicipaling in 100 or more games. Walker Cooper, a leammate of Musial's on the pennant winning Cardinals, followed Herman in third place with .319. Then came Bob Elliotl of Pillsburgh, .315; Mickey Witek of New York, .314; Bill Nicholson of Chicago, .309; Arky Vaughan of Brooklyn, tied with Lombard! at .305; Frank McCor May high 19.52 — low 19.44 — close 19.50 up 3 Jly high 19.29 — low 19.21 — close 19.26 up 1 Oct high 18.88 — low 18.87 — close 18.89B up 3 Dec high 18.79 — low 18.79 — close 18.79 up 3 B-bid. Spot cotton closed quiet 20 cents a bale higher. Sales 323. Low middling 15.93, middling 19.58, good middling 20.03, receipts 5,257, stock 210,786. Special abrasive blasting machines make it possible to clean millions of metal belt links for Army Ordnance cal. .30 and cal. .50 machine guns cartridges quickly and cheaply. In a few minutes, 20,000 cal. 30 or 5,000 cal.-.50 links can be cleaned at a cost of 1? mick of Cincinnati, .330; and Dixie Walker of Brooklyn .302. Nicholson was the home run king with 29 but Mel Oil, manager o Ihe Qianls, walloped 18 out of the park lo boosl his all-time leagu record to 463. Musial had most hits, 220; total bases, 347; most doubles, 48; and mosl triples, 20. That didn't leave much for the rest. Witek had most singles, 172; Vaughan stole the most bases, 20, and scored the most runs, 112. Longest streak of the year was Harry Walker's feat of hilling safely in 29 conseculive games. St. Louis had the longesl win march al 12 while Chicago losl 11 in a row al one slretch. *,**,*** Ft** Tr«*t Will •**•• »*!««•*'• uf«. Win YM CM TwOj«nT«dUff .'*" ** * * Hope Star THE WfeATH^R Arkansas: Cloudy, rain and colder, freezing fain or snow In north portion; rain in southeast. Wednesday, continued cold; lowest temperatures tonight 18 to 24 in north, 22 to 27 in southwest. 45TH YEAR: VOL. 45—NO. 62 Star of Hep*, 1899; Pr«u, 1927. Coniolfdnttd January IB, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1943 (AP)—M*dhi AMoclated Prtu (NEA,)—M*ons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPV."' Allies Enlarge Beachheads] ' -^^ = ' ' <' Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor — : ALEX. H. WASHBURN Government Seiies Railroads Because of Wages, or Color Line ? •The government seized the railroads last night on the pretext that it feared a strike next week-end, although 17 of the 20 rail unions had already patriotically called off their Strike plan. The EOS bulletin was telephoned — : —®me after The Star office had closed for the night—and while ' puzzling over the obvious contradiction between the facts and the government's action I happened to recall another matter: For many months the union men of 14 Southeastern railroads have been defying the government's demand that they wipe out the color line. On the wage controversy the na- Reds Sever Two Rails in Plunge Toward Rumania —Europe Army Takes Over U.S. Railways on Order of FDR Today's War Map Used Flame Throwers in Italy by Nazis By RICHARD G. MASSOCK Allied Headquarters; Algiers, Dec. 28 — (IP) — The Germans were reported today to have turned flame throwers on Canadian Eighth Army troops, who were battling their way at bayonet point through the streets of Ortona, in a grimly desperate defense of the Nazi communications to Rome from the cast (The German Transocean news agency announced the Germans had evacuated the Adriatic port.) (Quoting "competenl German quarlers, Ihe Berlin broadcasl said Nazi forces, opposed by "greally superior enemy forces," had wilh- drawn "lo well prepared positions immediately to the north of the city.") The Germans, lurning Ortona Inlo a "miniature Stalingrad," had been fighting the Canadians there .a week. Both Canadian and Indian troops of the Eighth Army took numerous prisoners in the bitter fighling for Ihe porl, a cily of 9,000 silualed 11 miles below Pescara. Meanwhile American Irpops of the Fifth Army, with the capture of two more heights, tightened their hold on the important Samucro mountain range overlooking the Germans' slrongly held San Villore backdoor to Cassino and Rome. On both the Fifth and Eighth Army fronts intensive Allied palrol aclivily was reported. American palrols, compleling Ihe consolida- lion of Iheir Samucro positions a mile and a half east of San Villore, were sent down the southwest slopes to find the villages strongly held by the Germans. Southwesl of Castel San Vincenzo in the center of the Italian front fierce local battles were raging for a ridge called Calenella Degli Mai nardi, while olher Allied forces captured a high point in the Monte Marrone range. French Moroccoan troops were attacking an important height "to which the enemy is clinging le- naciously" Ihe communique said, bul did nol idenlify Ihe localion of Uonal rail union leadership has. been palienlv'falrraficr/in'ihe "final showdown, palriollc—aboul wages. Bul aboul Ihe color line, the regional union men of Ihe Soulheasl- ern roads fell differently. And they had tihe government in bad shape— for when Ihe governmenl ordered Ihem to wipe out the color line the men took a vote . . . and the gov- ernmnel look a beating. Did the government, therefore, take over Ihe railroads lasl nighl aclually lo averl a slrike—or was it merely to make easier the task of enforcing a racial order upon the rebellious union men of 14 Southern roads? By HENRY C. CASSIDY Moscow, Dec. 28 — — Gen. Nikolai Valuta's First Ukraine Army swung southwest of Kiev today in a new plunge toward Rumania and Ihe old Polish border, culling Iwo railroads oul of Ihe Germans' fasl-dwindling network of communications and.threatening the flank of the enemy forces along the lower Dnieper river. Valulin's spectacular advance through the town of Andrushevka, 12.0.jri.iles»frorn4he-Rumanian fron- 'i'ier, was preceded by terrific ar- lillery barrages. It carried his troops forward approximately 40 miles from the starting point of his offensive in the Brusilov sector to within 15 miles of Ihe Zhilomir- Odessa lateral railway line. This slralegic railroad, which Nazi Marshal Frilz Von M a n n- slein cleared at heavy cost by his ill-fated November tank onslaught, was again in imminent danger, ac cording to dispatches from the front. Capture of Andrushevka put Ihe Russians 20 miles northeast of the key rail city of Berdichev, even closer than they were last month before Von Mannstein's attack pushed them back from the Zhito- mir-Korosten sector. Berdichev is on a major Axis railway feeding German forces in the Ukraine from Poland. "*' The Soviet forces, turning south- Washington, Dec. 28 —(/P)—army was in full control of the na» lion's railroads today, prepared td use troops if necessary to keep the trains moving. , '' In a special press .conference, Secretary of War Stimson and Lt. Gen. Brehon Somervell, chief o) army service forces, made : these points about operation of the rail- •oads committed to army direction! last night by President Roosevelt^: 1 1. The railroads will be kept 1 op-; crating. 2. Troops with railroad experjK ence are being,.concentrated'* ana j will fill any' manpower shortages^ working in their uniforms at armyj! I do not see how the government can proceed much further without disclosing its hand. If our suspicion is true, and the racial question was the real reason for seizing the roads, then we come to this paradox: u,nTmr^ed^-warS^S I west from B^ crossed the to enforce wage demands, is <^\^^^^^^^SSi from Kiev lo Vinnitsa and Zhmer- inka which controls the eastern ...... , i web of the vital Warsaw-Odessa ev f, r- ., ?u ery n ing * e !£ ve « nme n rail network. They passed Vcher- called the rai.lroa.d.e.!:.s—the ..govern-, aishe -, a - towrr-70' miles- "'southwest guilty of using the war emergency o enforce racial theories. There is no difference whatso- nent itself is. o f Kiev. pay. 3. Wages and labor conditions asi of .7 o'clock last nighl will be frozen unlil Ihe railroads return ..to'-Civilian management, Somervell said Ihis meanl lhat -President Roosevell's arbilralion award giving a four cents-an-hour increase plus five cents in lieu of overtime to the brotherhoods of locomotive engineers and trainmen — the two operating unions which promptly cancelled a December 30 strike deadline at the president's request; — would take effect. Apparently' the three other operating brother-!-, hoods (conductors, switchmen and firemen) and the 15 non-operating unions number more than 1,000,000 members will be expected to work al Ihe old wage scale, allhough Ihis was not specifically fanounced. 4. Seven railroad residents have ueen sworn into the army as colonels and will operate as many- divisions of the national rail network. 5. Several laws, including conspiracy stalutes and the Smilh-Con- nally act operate to prevent strikes by railroad employes,'who are now federal employes^ ,.,. ^.,.,, J , li ,,;. Asserting thai "terrific dangers'-'What you are looking al is the I "Vitebsk, Ihe White Russian forli ominous polilical hand of a central { ; e( j zone which j s the goal of the ^overnment which, with the coun- other current Red army offensive ;ry's manpower and resources unc } er Gen. Ivan C. Bagrami- slaked world withoul end in a for-1 alli nas been virlually isolated, following severence of the Vitebsk- Polotsk railroad yesterday. G e r- stirring up the race issue—which 1Tians in the Vitebsk sector now carries a thousandfold more strike i lave a single escape rail link leading south to Orsha and then I southwcsl Ihrough Minsk lo. Poland. Bargramian's Iroops killed 2,000 cign war, dares to risk peace and harmony on the Home Front by One-Day U.S. Steel Walkout Appears Ended Pittsburgh, Dec. 28 — OT — A one-day walkout by more than 170,000 steel workers appeared ended today wilh the,granting of their demands for possible retroactive pay from new contracts now being negotiated. Reports from the scores of plants in nine states which were closed by the work stoppages showed most of the men were obeying orders telegraphed last night by Philip Murray, president of the CIO United Steel" Workers of America To resume "uninterruptedly 'th e nation if a ' strike is production of steel." Murray's instructions were threat than wages ever did. I am writing about this impar lially. confronl the carried out, Stimson announced that seven railroad presidents had been appointed colonels and were ready to' take over the operalion of as many divisions. In addilion, Martin W. Clement, president of the Pennsylvania railroad, was named general advisor to Lt. Gen.,Brehon Somervell, chief of army service forces, and Maj. Gen. Charles P. Crow, director of [transportation. Stimson said the two generals also would have the assistance and advice of the staff of the American Railroad Associa- NEA Service Telepnoto Veteran U. S. Marines seize beacheads both sides of Cape Gloucester, New Britain Island to further threaten Japanese holds on Rabaul. . dis- We have a war on our hands. 'Germans in their drive toward Vi- While we remain at war men get tebsk yesterday, the Russian comt killed. Death is no respecter of per- munique said, and were reported sons; it comes to all — white or to be'within five miles of the city ion headed by John Pelley. black. Our first consideration, itself. Thirty smaller towns and •- • •• therefore, should be to gel Ihe war villages were liberated during the - " • day and Soviet spearheads were Fighter activity over the Fifth Army front increased with slightly better weather and fighter-bombers blasted Civitavecchia, northwest of Rome, hitting shipping, the railway yard and harbor installations. Medium bombers ranged lar north to attack, viaducts at Recco, and Zoagli, south of Genoa, while other bombers crossed the Adriatic to bomb shipping near Zara in Yugoslavia. over as quickly as possible. __„ The problems of the Home Front reported within 10 miles of the Vi—wages, racial questions—ought to tebsk-Orsha rail link, be subordinated lo Ihe war effort In Vatutin's drive southwest They ought to be—but this ad- Kiev toward Southern Poland and ministration seldom overlooks an Rumania, Russian guns tore wide opportunity to stir up trouble, de- gaps in the enemy lines, and Ihe liberalely and wilh malice afore- Russian war bullelin said that at thought. least 6,200 Nazis were slain during Now il has the railroads in its the day, boosting Axis casualties control—and if you think the gov- on all fronts in four days to more crnment is going lo run the railroads as smoolhly and efficiently | as the men and private manage- been set up to , operate the •oads and that wages and ment have run them thus far, then than 26,000. (Berlin said that nearly 500,000 Russians were slashing at the German lines and Axis broad you had better go back and read casts reflected anxiely over whal Ihe hislory of government-operation the new Soviet drive may p o r- Keeping Up With Ration Coupons Processed and Canned Foods: December 1 — First day for green stamps D, E and F in Ration Book 4. January 20 — Last day for green stamps D, E and F in Ration Book 4. Meat, Cheese, Butter and Fats: December 19 — First day for brown stamp Q in Book 3. December 26 — First day for brown stamp R in Book 3. January 1— Last day for brown stamps L, M, N, P and Q in Book 3. January 2— First day for brown ^ stamp S in Book 3. Ihe hislory of government-operation the ne in World War No. 1. tend.) 'TT' Gas Coupons Expire Jan. 1 Washington, Dec. 28 —(fl'J— All "TT" gasoline ration coupons will be invalid after 12:01 a. m. January 1, 1944. The Office of Price Ad- minislralion disclosed loday that the stamps, issued for commercial vehicles, are being replaced by serially-numbered "T" coupons. One gallon "bulk" coupons used al one time for deliveries to dealers and for service men on furlough will also be invalid after midnight Dec. 31, the OPA said. The old "TT" coupons were held responsible by OPA for the diversion of considerable quantities of gas into illicit channels. Stimson said an organization had rail- labor conditions as of 7 o'clock lasl night, would be held in "status quot" until Ihe railroads were returned to civilian management. Somervell and Slimson declared emphalically lhat Ihe railroads would be kept operating. Somervell said lhal in addilion to having troops with railroad experience ready to fill in on any jobs where necessary, the army also planned to use its trucks should the need arise and to make available army slocks of vehicles and food lo supplemenl any civilian shortages. patched a few minutes after the War Labor Board in Washington issued a directive which incorporat-, ed suggestions of President Roosevelt thai retroactive pay be guaranteed. Steel operators had little alter- nalive but' to accept the order. Reports in informed sources were lhat the War Production Board would readily consider requests for higher steel prices, which Benjamin F. Fairless, president of the U S. Steel Corp., said some time ago would be necessary to cover any added cost such as more pay Adkins Silent on Proposal to Alter Vote Law Lillle Rock, Dec. 28 — (/P) — Governor Adkins loday withheld action on a legislator's proposal that he call a special session of the general assembly lo revise eleclion laws so that service men and women may be assured of participation in the 1944 general election. The governor asserted he pre- feur£d;vnot^ to ..comment or action the' proposal, by Ensign Edwin Dunaway — a member of the Pulaski county delegalion in Ihe House, pending oulcome of a bill scheduled to be introduced in Con gress early nexl month, Dunaway proposed that the legislature: ; Change the election laws to require the general election ticket to be closed 60 to 90 days, inslead to Ihe workers. Republic Steel Corp., largest of 214 companies whose contracts Two U.S. Ships Sunk in New Allied Landing Washington, Dec. 28 — (fP) — An American destroyer was sunk and a small coastal transport ship damaged by Japanese bombs in the landings al Cape Gloucesler on the western tip of New Brilain island. Secrelary of the Navy. Knox reported at a,news .conference today jftat bpth vessels went. down,. but the Navy later'announced that the transport was only damaged. The two ships were not identified nor was there any information as to the number of casualties, Knox said Japanese claims, broadcast 'by the Tokyo radio, of the sinking of two heavy cruisers and two transports were "as fantastic as usual." The loss of ^ the destroyer and the damaging of the "present" 20, before election, of the transport resulted from an Submit a constitutional amend- Tanks Moving Up to Airdrome on f * r A Cape Gloucester —WarinPocific | By ROBERT EUNSON '*4i Advanced Allied Headqtlartersf New Guinea, Dec 28 —(/P)— T&i&hi and medium tanks moved alongl| he road to the Cape Gloucester airdrome as American marines.,, spread their invasion fronl on two' beachheads in Weslern New;Brrt/ ain loday. ' I '^"fj '" > The jungle-tested lealherne drove enemy opposilion from Tafr get Hill, a 450-foot hump near; Bog gen Bay which was pounded->heav| ily from the air and by naval 1 wafo ships • before the marines landed; early Sunday morning. Japanese^ resistance on the hill failed Ihe first- day. ,^ Marine arlillery began shelling Ihe Cape Gloucesler airdrome, and light and medium lanks were last reported rumbling along the coast-^ al track six miles west and north of the Gloucesler airstrips; ', In addilion, Japanese posilions ai ^ Borgen Bay also came under aty tack of the artillery batteries. _?> . On the Arawe front, 60 miles ^ southeast of Gloucesler, advances palrols of the U. S Sixth Army7 were forced to withdraw unders Ihree enemy counter-attacks, but ai spokesman at Allied headquarters? said the Americans made such^a . firm stand at Untmgalu village-that^ Ihe enemy broke conlact Ihe iollow- ng morning. ""*\, The army patrols are now fan-, ing out again to the norlh and" east, the spokesman said. The Eskimos al Cambridge Bay, northern Canada, have been col- lecling fox furs if) "buy" a «» s - sionary, "a Ir^veteg cleric reports. Especially thi$ Fridqy, Satyrdsy qnd Sunday. Remember, there are no holidays for war...or the telephone, SOUIHWISIERN BELL TElEPHONi COMPANY June 16 — First day for stamp 18, Book 1. Valid when used. November 1— Firsl day for Air- glane stamp 1. Book 3. Valid yhen used. INovember 1 — First day for jar stamp No. 29 in Ration ok 4. Good for five pounds. January 15 — Last day for gar stamp No. 29, Book 4. Navy Using Many Secret Weapons Washington, Dec. 28 — (IP) — The Navy is using secret weapons in driving the Japanese back in the Pacific, secretary of the Navy Knox reported today. He gave no details, however. Knox made the disclosure in a 1943 activities, say- summary of ing: "In the field of or secret weapons, new weapons, the Navy has jjvember 22 — First day for 1 9 coupons in A ration book, d for three gallons; Bl and gpupons are good for two gal- each. ' ^ary 21 — Last day for No. pons in A Ration Book. No Change in Sugar Rationing Says OPA Washington, Dec. 28 — (#>)— Rations of sugar for housewives will not change between now and April 1, the Office of Price Adminislra- lion announced loday. Sugar stamp No. 30 in War Ration Book Four will become valid Jan. 16.' It will be good for buying five pounds of sugar in a period of two and a half months, through the end of March. The currenl sugar slamp. No. 29, will expire Jan. 15. Kiss And Run Seattle — Miss Carol White, 18, told police she was walking home when she was seized by a youth who spun her around, kissed her soundly and sprinted away. by no means been idle. "The Japanese especially have fell Ihe sting of weapons which, although greatly improved, nevertheless are of conventional lypes. "Japanese and Nazi alike, however, also have fell destruction wrighl by weapons not known to them, and will continue to do so." The secretary also disclosed at a news conference that more than 42 aircraft carriers are in operation. He said their "offensive sting" has been increased by tbe Corsair and Hellcat fighters, "the most powerful carrier-based fighting planes in the world." Also now striking its first blows, he said, "is a powerful new dive bomber." He did not idenlify the new dive bomber, bul it presumably is Hie Curtiss Helldiver, which saw ils firsl action against the Japanese in a raid on Rabaul Nov. 11. The Navy said yesterday that it "lived up to our expectations dur- (Conttoued on Page Three) By JOSEPH A. LOFTUS Washington, Dec. 28 — — America's entire railroad system went under army control today, taken over by order of President Roosevelt to avert a strike thai threatened to interfere with "major military offensives now planned." The president's action, announced at 7 o'clock last night (Eastern War Time) and effective immediately, took most of Ihe capital by surprise because the wage controversy appeared to be well on the way to settlement But, said the president, "I can not wait until Hie lasl momenl to take action to see that the supplies of our fighting men are nol interrupted. I am accordingly obliged to take over at once temporary possession and control of the railroads to ensure their continued opera- with the union expired at inixmight Christmas Eve, precipitaling the crisis, estimated it would requre "about 48 hours" for production to return to normal. More than half of Pennsylvania's 40,000 idle went back. Others were to follow on the afternoon and evening shifts. Ohio reported big lurnouts from 11 s army of more than 80,000 idle. The 20,000 employes of Wheeling Steel in Ohio and West Virginia were slow in responding to the back-to-work order but a company spokesman said it "seemed reasonable to assume operations would be restored during the day." The break in the crisis came just as steel production dropped to ils lowest rate since 1940 when America's defense program begai its "all-out" production campaign to win the war. The labor board, in agreeing to retroactivity by an 8 to 4 vote reversed the stand labor mem bers of the board took last Wednes day when they voted down a virlu ally identical proposition made by Ihe public members. II was this refusal by th board which on Christmas Ev caused Murray to announce th ment at Ihe 1944 general election exempting service men and women from payment of poll taxes as a voting requisite. Dunaway, who reports back for sea duty within a few days, assert- d that unless the tickel closing eature was changed ballots could ot be printed, distributed and re- urned by service people in time be counted. 'I am confident existing legisla ion will take care of Arkansas' oldier vote in the primaries," Ihe ;overnor said he told Dunaway. "I am going to wail unlil I see whal Congress does before making any decision regarding a specia session of Ihe legislalure." The governor said he referred lo tion. "The government will expect a bill now being drawn by Ihe iouse eleclions committee. He explained it was his undersland- ng Ihe measure would be given "the right-of-way as soon as Congress re-convenes." Dunaway said he had discussed his proposal with other members of the Pulaski county delegation and found them generally in agreement on it. air attack four or five hours after Ihe operalion slarled, he said, and were our only losses. The two ships brought to a tola of 135 Ihe number of American naval craft lost since the war started. No details on the destroyer were given, but Knox said • the small transport was only about 100 feet long. The Tokyo radio quoted a Japanese communique as saying that two Allied cruisers and two trans- porls had been sunk and three transports damaged by Japanese naval planes that attacked an invasion convoy 'off Cape Gloucester Sunday. The broadcast, recorded by U.' S. government monitors, said that the Japanese garrison there is engaged in fierce fighling. Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill, who commanded a parl of Ihe lask forces in the Tarawa and Makin .andings, attended Ihe news conference lo describe briefly Ihe at- .acks there. It was a big show of which every single American should be American troops landed at Arawe^| qn the southwest coast of the' sland, Dec. 15. The devil-dogs, who learned ABC's of battling Ihe Japagese^mJ the jungles and hills of ; ' canal, found the gomg r on -,.-„-. ^ matted terrain of Cape Gloucester; comparatively easy. But the future^ held possibihlies of tough bombing^ and strafing from the air,' *- ¥i Even if the Japanese faircu.^ . stage the sliff land resistance ^ which made Guadalcanal and.olherj Solomon islands' battle grounds-i cosily fields, Ihere was speculation^ that the enemy would throw overl- heavy aerial opposition in attempts^ to blight Allied action on New Bn|- ain, the key Nipponese bastion the Southwest Pacific, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's corral munique said lhat the marines had", brought the airfield and targets atj Borgen Bay, east of Cape Glpuce_|-J ter, under artillery fire. The air-; field would make a prime Allu?dsi base for Ihe launching of air at-jjj tacks against Rabaul, 265 miles* northeast of Cape Gloucester, _„.,„. which, with the latter place, formed $ the two principal enemy strong'^ board's action created "a g r a v situation," quickly reflected in walkouts the next day at major steel mills in Ohio. every railroad man lo continue at his po§t of duty. "The major military offensives now planned must not be delayed by the interruption of vital transportation facilities. If any employes of the railroads now slrike, Ihey will be striking against the gov- ernmenl of the United States." Seventeen of the 20 unions had withdrawn strike calls and accepted the president's proposal to let him referee the dispute, and two more days remained before Ihe Thursday slrike deadline lo induce the other three to do likewise. These three — conductors, ' firemen, and switchmen — represent about 150,000 of the country's 1,450,000 railroad employes. Wounded In Action Washington, Dec. 28 — Four Arkansans have been wounded in the Mediterranean area, the Wai- Department announced today. They are: Lt. Robert O. Davis, brother of Mrs. Helen J. Morrow of Morrow; Pfc. Jessie C. Petree, son of Mrs. Myrtle Petree, St. Paul; T-5G C. Rogers, son of Mrs. Rosa D. Frost, Paragould; and Pvt. M. T. Ward, husband of Mrs. Ann Ward, Rt. 1, Texarkana. BAPTISTS DEFER PAYMENT North Little Rock, Dec. 28 — (/P)_ The Baptist Stale convenlion's scheduled distribution of $10,000 to bond and noteholders, who took losses when the organization's indebtedness was compromised sev Nelson Returns to Statistics Post Little Rock, Dec. 28 —(/P)—C.B. Nelson, who resigned as chief of Ihe Heallh Department's Vital Sta- lislics Bureau May 31, will return to the post January 1. Nelson's appointment was made yesterday by Dr. T. T. Ross, acting state health officer, on recommendation of Governor Adkins. Since leaving the department, Nelson has been stale civilian defense coordinator. He originally was appointed to the vital statistics post Dec. 21, 1942 by Adkins to succeed very proud," Hill said, "If they had been with me lo go ashore Ihe day before Thanksgiving and see lhat tremendous defensive point lhat had been laken by American forces in Ihree 'and one half days, they would have had a very, very thankful Thanksgiving, "The Japanese had built to stay," he added. "They wanted it for the same reason we wanted it. It was a key point for the whole southeastern corner of the Pacific. It was the closest point they had to us and the most vulnerable. They certainly had built in never to leave." 'U UUU AwJilUwv* vznitJJLvjf v^« w«-™--»-Tr ••• • , Although the leaders of the three er,l year* ago has; beenpostponed Parker Ewen. Nelson resigned from the job when former health officer W. B. Grayson was given hiring and firing authority over bureau employes on recommendation of a legislative investigating committee. Dr. Grayson resigned recently to climax a three-month controversy with the administration. The Vital Statistics Bureau has been under the direction of H. L. Williams since the resignation early this fall of Francis B. Thoads, a Grayson appointee. ..... -•* +-• CAPITOL. TO CLOSE SATURDAY Little Rock, Dec. 28 — OP} —The Hill praised highly Ihe "beauliful job of uniform planning and coordinated command" which smothered Japanese air bases to such an extent, he said, that in the four days the navy was off shore at Tarawa and Makin "we saw a maximum of seven Japanese planes." No losses were inflicted on his force, Hill said. points on opposite ends of the long,~sj curved island. . '**» The seizure of Cape Gloucester gave the Allies their first footholdf-. inside Ihe great crescenl formed by J New Britain and New Ire}and* islands. This crescent has been Japan's protection against rising activity of the Allies in the Solo' mons and lower New Guinea, . On the southern point of the cres» ( cent is Cape Gloucester. Up to the'..;' northeast, midway in Hie bow.,Js abaul, prime enemy barge, nava nd air base which has been i re? ealedly hard hil by Allied bomb-,' rs, and at Hie norlh point is Ka- ieng, shipping and air base ot\ th§- ortheastern tip of .New Ireland, -, MacArthur said that the acquisi- & .on of Cape Gloucester gavejjthe,, Ulies growing command of tlje , Bismarck sea and presaged heav? er air attacks pn-Rabaul and wovtyt wing the Kavieng and the ^dj Ity islands, to the north, will each of land-based bombers, The big Japanese naval base Truk, in the Caroline islands," \§- jnly around 80 miles north of th? New Britain-New Ireland basfipn, while slanting to the west an^ northwest are the enemy-held north; coast of Dutch New Guinea an4 Mindanao island in toe Philippines,' MacArthur's greatest goal ARKANSANS PROMOTE? Washington, Dec. 28 Joh: (Continued on Page Three) ris, convention nounced. statehouse all day [tary of State C. G. Hall announced. PICK POVVEH- AT Camp Robinson, Dec. 28 Harry Galley, Little Rock, has bee: temporarily promoted from majo to lieutenant colonel, the War De partment announced loday. Olher promotions included: Ho\\ ard Blanton White, McGehee, Ark from lieutenant to captain; and William Percy Brunson, Lonoke, Ark., from second to first lieutenant. James Goree Johnson. Jr., Camden, was appointed a second lieutenant. Screen and Radio Star Dick Pqw?"! ell, a native Arkansan, was sched^j uled to visit here today. Tomorrow/ he is scheduled to appear troops at the Stullgarl army base. TO RECRUIT NURSES Little Rock, Dec. 28 — —Tb®\ Jan. 1-15 period has been set asi.de.3j in Arkansas by gubernatorial pro,-,.; clamation as cadet nurse recruit-]J ment period. ADKINS PRAISES RAII-R04Qfu* Little Rock, Dec. 28 (#)— -^V Praising the job being done by.^ railroads, Governor Adkins Sfc-^ pressed regret that it was neces- ?! sary for the army to take o— the railways under presidential ders.

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