' fc£ffifi»?S,JS liu*!*" t \. j~ * it S^k~ ._s-i_= r^T l 'V ^" i7 r;V: V'> l ' ' "'".; HdM Sf At, HOM, ARKANSAS •MM^ Pp||^^ "; ' ' ' \ '/'« ' • i "• * ^ .' •> ^ ' ' •>', , - ,,y> > ,,/ ^ , ' ' PV'-N" 1 "'X n &J Brings Over-Optimism •ditoridl Comment r ritten Today and Moved by Telegraph Analyst e confident prediction-of ,Gen- Geftnany'wlll startled hiili- acSuslome'd ''to* speak more cautiously of-coming , 4nd, brought the-usual—al- habltual Warnings against *** *-<-'- -' The * preoccupation with the idea that the nation Is "complacent" or apt la become so seems to stem from a fear that the public, necessarily aware that preparations are nearly completed for the final all- out assault on the Nazis, Is net equally,aware that the cost in lives may b^ staggering. Nevertheless, the confidence in early victory over the German^ persists, hot tinly among the public, but in official circles also. A year of consistent victory, eVen if most of it was in effect jockeying for.position,,has fed it, and recent official statements as well as the news from the war zones have confirmed the expectation. Thus Eisenhower's statement at a Hare'well'press ^conference in Algiers iput in words what observers had deduced from the announcements' after the Cairo and Teheran conferences., from" the president's ChHs'tftias"'Eve .address, from the rapidity with which the invasion corhrnand is taking shape, from the spectacular advances of the Red Army in its two rolling winter offensives, from the furious pace of the air war against Europe from Britain: The Allied high command expects the war In Europe to end next y6ar. But it does not expect that Victory to come cheaply. The accumulation of huge striking forces for the Invasion is cause fof Confidence, but it is also prima fade evidence that the command expects huge forces to be necessary. Casualties may be very high, particularly in the early phases — Tarawa, was an indication of how costly amphibious assaults on fortified positions can be. And once the Invasion is begun, enormous quantities of supplies will be needed ih a constant and increasing flow to keep it moving until the last shot is fired. The officials can hardly tell the Allied public the details of what they think might happen-without Informing the enemy of What they plan to do, And because they can't tell the public, they appear to be haunted by a fear that the grim developments which might come will shock the people Into fesdrtlful outcry, or that these will be a letdown on the home front and a dwindling of supplies at a critical period. . ' Leaving aside the battlefront hews, from which anyone can forrn his own conclusions, the official statements Sometimes Seem to be based on 4 check » and - balanc'S' plan. An official on Wednesday openly tries to jolt public complac* ency by predicting a three-fold rise in casualties In 90 days, and on Friday the president expresses certainty of victory — "though t h e cost may be high and the time may be long." On Monday,^Eisenhower says flatly the time will not'be more than a year, and Sectfetdry Hull promptly warns the. public that too much optimism will te- tard victory. ' , i In all likelihood, the warnings will continue until Japan also 'Is defeated as Officials try to fij£ the fine line between confidence and over- Washington ' By JACK STINNETT 'Washington — One segment of the population of the great southwest doesn't give a rap about the outcome of the debate over whethi to Increase th«J price of oil. That is — as far as -such angles as inflft* UorV'or Mil-inflation go. .the^se are the small boys' 6f the Texas-Oklahoma oil belt. They're quite unconcerned with the economics of the matter', but they HaVe a great nnd-personal interest Infjthe return of "wildcatling." The old-time "wildcatter," Who sank'; a well and $20,000 of more just On a hunch somebody's pasture looked' like oil country, has about disappeared. In his place are trained engineers with' mysterious truckloads of equipment every bit as exciting as the lion wagon in a confidence. They want the'one,'but abhor the other. circus parade. Secretary 6f Interior Ickes (who is also Petroleum Administrator tot War) last April recommended that the price of crude be Increased — an average! of 35 cents a barrel. One rensoh he gave was his concern that riewxflelds were not being discovered fast enough to keep up with the oil 'consumption It was esU" mated the war'Would require. He said that WUH a Higher price the oil men wcHild be encouraged to go out and locale new fields. Before science look a hand, 95 per cent of the wildcat wells proved out as "dry holes" — no oil, no money, ho soap. Now the" risk hns been cut by about 75 per cent. Petroleum engineers make use of one or both of two systems most frequenlly in-localing likely drilling spots. One method employs highly sen- slllve "scales" which Weigh the earth to a depth .pt several thousand feet. These, "scales" are electrical Instruments which determine the gravity of that-'little piece of the earth's crust over which they are spotted — and do It without leaving the truck In which they arc mounted. The areas of greater gravity arc more likely to be oil- bearing. .This method Is used mostly fof making preliminary surveys. For rno'j'e precise results, the engineers us! the "shooting" method. ". !n "shooting) 1 ' hole about 00 feet de<sb is drilled into the.ground, and a' charge of dynamite Is placed in the bottom. Then seismographs —' little brothers of the machines used for recording earthquakes — are set out in a line n few hundred feet apart. The charge is set off, and the vibrations arc traced on a moving film in each seismograph by a wiggling beam of light. By comparing the lines on the developed film, an expert can tell how the rock formations slope into underground valleys that may hold pools of oil. The annual pllgimage of Moham- medans to Mecca attracts from 5o,- 000 to 70,000 of the faithful. Land's End, a group of grnnite cliff* in Cornwall, is the frtOsl westerly point In Great Britain.. . FALSE TEETH mv\f/,"~, CAN ;-fr ,..y LOOK YOUNGER r *tr •, iYwu«iNO YOU* runs' IVIRY DAY-Hf ID SNUG t COMFORTAIU THIS Face-lines Bag—wrinkles form—when ulntea remain unworn. Avoid this—hold . plates firmly all day, every tiny with this ''comfort-cushion," a dentist's formula. ' (. 6r. Wentel'i Powder lets you enjoy •olid [ood«, avoid em- UtrMiment of loose plates. Helpi prevent lore (utni. Init nUto powder. t. Economical; umall • mount Uttfl lonecr, 4. Pure nnd hnrmlcM —pleasant tastlnu. , Wernet's Powder IHAN ftNV OTHER! I* K ' :N AFTER XMAS FALL AND WINTER DRESSES EVERY DRESS DECEIVED THIS FALL WILL GO ON SALE REGARDLESS OF PJUCE . . . 1JHESE ARE DRESSES YOU CAN WEAR FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS ... OVER ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DRESSES IN THIS SALE! We had rather give them to our friends and customers than take them" in our inventory . . . You will find well-known makes such as, MARTHA MANNING, McKETTRICK CLASSICS, SUE-TERRY, JR., CAROLE KING, JR., and many from Fifth Avenue and Broadway manufacturers ... To make selection easy we have put all price ranges into three price groups (alterations free as usual'). o ill Regular Price To 8.95 Regular Price To 12.95 Regular Price To 24.95 5 OO 8 OO II OO Sale Opens Wednesday, December 29th HOPE'S FINEST DEPARTMENT STORE Chas. A. Haynes Co. OH MAIN December 28, 194S . --' ' • • bcial and P HOP! STAR, MOPE, ARKANSAS flirt* Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Phone 768 •etween I «, m. antf 4 p. m. :ial Calendar •y, December 28th Soltday party for the Junior- r League of the First Meth- f.Church will be held in the lational ropms,' 7:30 p. m. fS Evelyn Brinnl will be host- It (bridge at her homo on South Kstreet, 7:45 p. m. -Murray Engagement uneed D. E. Evans of 'this city fcn,ces the engagement and app- 'rfhg mnrrlago of her only iter, Miss Glcnna McCoy, to ^Murray, Ensign, United Slates tljno Service. Us McCoy, an honor graduate htmos high school, has made home in Los Angles for the |i two years. Ensign Murray no a resident of Los Angles, c date of the wedding will be iunced later. Spring Hill announce the arrival of a son at the Julia Chester hospital Christmas morning. A 'son was born to Mrs. LeRoy 3reen and the late Mr. Green at the Julia Chester Tuesday morn- Ing, December 28. Sgt. and Mrs. Elbcrt May announce the arrival of a son, Gordon May, on December 16 at Odessa, Texas. Nylon to Play Major Role In All Post-war' Fashions ling and Going Bernard O'Stecn, who is Dncd at' Tennessee Military ny as an instructor, is a Jay visitor with •relatives in lity. Before entering the army, '''p'Steen was Hope Star advert^manager. and Mrs. H. M. Kinard ol tion City, La. were up for a visit with the E. P. and Mrs. R. R. Forsler and Cynthia 'Anne and have returned .to their Shreveport after'an ex- wilh Mr. and Mrs. C. Whitehurst of Little the weekend guest of nd friends here. Daniel has returned visit wdth relatives %rl Mny will leave to- ui Custcr, Mich, after ^relatives and friends pe a) sOclcssa, Texas. and 1 .rs. Irvin Anderson of Hospital Notes , E. O. Wingilcld has been removed to his home on North Pine street from the Julia. Chester hospital. Mrs. S. L. Churchwell is a patient in the Julia Chester, friends will rogrot to know. Mrs. Wcldon Johnson of Washington and Wichita Falls, Texas is recuperating from a recent illness at the Julia Chester hospital. Major's Rank for Copt. Joe K. Hinton Captain Joe K. Hinton, 25, who recently, returned to the United States after extensive air-fighter service over China with General Chehnault and .the former Flying Tigers, has been promoted to a major by the Army Air Corps, according to word received today by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hinton, Hope Route One. Major Hinton now is stationed with the 320lh Fighter Squadron, Concord Army Air Base, Concord, Calif. He s'poke before Hope Rotary club during a visit home, just before his assignment to the California base. \ IELP P 'EVENT IANY i developing ta few drops of Va-tro-nol up h nostril at the very first sniffle [.sneeze. Its quick action Is Nature's defenses mmm^mmm st colds. Follow HICKS n VATRO-NOL McCaskill Miss Velma Lee Hamilton of Star City spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hamilton. Mrs. Charles Key of Memphis, iWSAENGER _ NOW — lumphrey Bogart m Sahara" Srprrs Wednesday t \STAIRE . LESLIE IALTO Starts Today gonna Durbin mazing , Holliday' JUST ONE BIG SCRAPPY FAMILY! Tenn, spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Claud Bradley and little son Blllie Claud of Houston, Texas, are here for a two weeks visit with relatives and friends. Miss Janelle McCasklll of Hcndrix College, Conway, arrived last Wednesday to spend the Ytilctide season with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester McCaskill. Miss Grace Wortham. of Little Rock, Mrs. Watson Wilson of Prescolt and Mrs. David Frith of Hope visited their mother, Mrs. Dora Wortham, during the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Rhodes and Cpl. Bruce Rhodes were visitors to Tcxarkana last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Eley and Mrs. Aluis Stokes were visiting relatives here Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Rhodes and Mr, Edward Rinehart were visitors to Prescott Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Harris and ons, Junior and Kenneth, spent he Christmas holidays with re- atives in Marianna, Ark. Mr. I. B. Spicer and family of touslon, Texas, spent several days his week with relatives and riends. Miss Dorothy Sevedge of Ft. mith school faculty, spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Vtrs. J. A. Sevedge. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Tinsley were shopping in Nashville Thursday. Mrs.' Bert Scott, Sr., Mrs. Bert Scott, Jr. and daughter, Judy, Mrs. M. Scott and daughter, Wanda vere shopping in Nashville Thursday. Mr.' and Mrs. Bob Rowland were visitors to Shrcvesport, La. last week. Mr. and Mrs. Chester McCaskill made a trip to Conway last Tuesday, returning Wednesday. Mrs. Milburn Curtis and children of Eldorado spent Christmas with lor parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Long. Misses Claudia Curtis of Little Rock and Letha of Miami, Fla., spent lust week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Curtis. Navy Using (Continued From Page One) big combat." Knox disclosed the figures on aircraft carriers in reporting that the Navy now has in operation "more than six times as many" carriers as it had when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. At that time the Navy had seven carriers. Knox's figures include escort carriers. The number of combatant ships was increased materially, Knox reported giving our Navy the largest fleet in the world. "On all seas, our men and our ships have 'carried the battle to the enemy with such success that there can be no doubt as to the ultimate outcome," he said. (Dupont Photo From NEA.) Post-war bathing suits of nylon, like the above, promise to be quick-'ltyine, figurc-controllinc and long-wearing. Nylon, the wonder - fabric whose versatility ranges from adding glamorous sheen to lovely legs to providing tow-ropes for troop-filled gliders in wartime, is, slated for a major role in the post-war fashion parade. Nylon-makers have already worked up models of almost every item in Ihc feminine wardrobe. There are dresses, qf course. And filmy evening gowns, of nylon in marquisette weave. The synthetic's virtues for such garments include its unusual strength, fine draping qualities, its proof against sagging, resistance to tears nnd easy cleaning. There will be a whole line of crisp, organdy type nylon neckwear, whose pleated frills boast the boon of needing no ironing. For getting wet, there'll be nylon bathing suits, and for keeping dry, you'll have nylon raincoats, rain-hats and umbrellas. In bathing suits, nylon, which dries quickly, will be combined with two-way streach elastic to give figure-controlling suits. For rainwear, the fabric will be water- proffed with n synthetic coating. Accessories, too, will be in the nylon picture, including handbags, scarfs, nylon strands in straw for shoes and hats, and nylon plastic in slide-fasteners. : (Dupont Photos From NEA.)', Nylon is a versatile fabric which makes up equally well Into a durable featherweight, raln-rcslstani coat,: turban and umbrella 'pictured a; ths left, p.- a flattering 1 , draped dinner sown like the one at the rlpht, §' . ••. High Point of Sacrifice State College, Pa. — (/P)— Because she though her brother, overseas with the Air .Corps, would want to keep Penn State's lion well fed, a self-sacrificing young lady offered htr meat ration points lor the mascot's up keep, • ; t Football star Aldo Cenci — to whom she wrot-3 'he offer —; sent her a photograph of the lion, void her the mascot was now in the care of a New '.i ork 2,00. Follow These Rules if You Want to Reduce a Large Bust GENE TIERNEV—Exercises for health and beauty. BY ALICIA HART NEA Staff Writer 1 Recently I received a letter from a woman who wanted to know how to reduce her bust. As some of you have probably ! discovered, that portion of the body is the most difficult to slim down. But xercise will do it. A good uplift Brassiere -helps to minimize it. The Spirit of Moderation ill Its 9 Riot The greatest umber of arrests in 1942 was made in the 18-year age group for boys; the 21-year group for girls. Tellico Plains, Tcnn. —(/P)—,The bear hunters had settled down for ithe night around a campfire in the Cherokee National Forest. The conversation got around to moon- shinning. A 72-year-old rugged mountaineer reconed he quit making and drinking moonshine whisky when the stuff got to hurting him. Newspaperman Bert Vincent asked him how much it would take to hurl a man. "Well, 1 figured that if a man's drinking a quant and a half a day, it's too much," the mounta'n guide returned solemnly. Chicken Hunt Longmont, Colo. — (/P) — Wher Patrolman Charles Bottinelli arrived on the scene chickens were running in all directions from Farmer Clyde Bellville's trucic He chased one headed westerly Police Chief Miles McPhiilips who happened along, chased one to the east. Then all of the spec tators joined in the fun and soon everyone of Farmer Bellville's chicks was back in their sack. Has you made all arrangement for your marriage, Mandy?" "Well, not quite all, Dinah. I'S' got to buy a trooso, an' rent a house, an' get mah husband a job, an' buy him a good suit o close an' get some regular washin work to do. An' when them 1 done ah kin name the happy day.' And clothes with little frou frou or bright .trimmings at the: necK- line ; will detract from it. Do these exercise — part of screen star Gene Tierney's daily routine — to strengthen the pect oral muscles which are respoiv sible for holding the breasts high: Raise arms to side, complete Injuries Are Fatal to Leroy Green Funeral services for Leroy Green, 28-year-old war worker who was killed accidently at Houston, Texas ast week, were held at DeAhn Sunday afternoon at 2:30. He was .he son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Green of hear Hope. He was employed a steel mill at Houston. Relatives here .said death resulted when he was ' accidently bit by an air hammer. Besides his wife and parents he s *also survived by 3 brothers, Norman and Herbert, and Hollis 3reen of U. S. Navy and Orville 3reen of Hope. Army Takes (Continued t rofn Page One) comment Immediately, the possibility of an interruption of railroad service appeared definitely passed. It was believed probable that if the conductors, fireman and switchmen accepted the president's decision on the merits of their demands they would do so with expressed unwillingness in order to preserve their future bargaining position on the disputed points. The steel industry's labor crisis, meantime, took a favorable turn as Philip Murray, president of the CIO United Steelworkers, called on the men to return to their jobs and the War Labor Board adopted an order providing retroactive effect for any wage increases the workers may obtain later. . v Lieut. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, acting for Secretary of War Stimon, carried but the railroad seiz- jre order. Major General C. P. Gross, chief of the army's trans- ortatiori system, was placed in charge of operating the lines, with Martin W. Clement, president of he Pennsylvania railroad, serving as an adviser. Nevertheless, the president's order indicated that the possession s to be nominal in effect, so far is possible. "The secretary," said the order, 'shall permit the management of carriers taken under this order to continue their respective manager- al functions to the maximum de- *ree possible consistent with the purposes of this order." Simultaneously, the president awarded an increase of 5 cents an lour and a week's vacation annually to the employes represented by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, who had accepted the president's, offer last week to referee their dispute. An award of 4 cents an hour already is in effect. The additional 5 cents, the president said, is to be paid "as the equivalent of or in lieu of claims for time and a half pay for time over 40 hours and for expanses away from home." The 15 non-operational unions, representing 1,100,000 employes, sent word, to the president late yesterday they were accepting his offer of arbitration. They defined what they understood was to be arbitrated but their interpretation is not acceptable to the carriers, Mr. Roosevelt said. The "Nonops" notified the president they accepted stabilization di- Gilbert Islanders take their jive with great solemnity, judging bjr the face of this, youngster, ^ dancing for sightseeing Yanks .wh* helped capture Makin Island. ',/ ' v- 20 circles to the hear. Now, arms at shoulder level, press fingertips together 25 times. Stand before the mirror and watch how each pressure flexes the muscles. And keep a sharp eye on the calory count of your diet. Ifcumfri Man nr, QJijp <&ljnHt'iJ largam By ChorleS Dickens COPYRIGHT, tels. NCA SERVICC, INC) VARIETY,.. Dinner 45c Choice of Three Meats; Hot Corn Sticks, Hot Rolls. Choice of Three Vegetables; Dessert and Drink. It is our intention to serve a varied, well-balanced meal each day. CHECKERED CAFE It's Safe to Be Hungry CHAPTER XX TN the few moments that elapsed while Milly silently took him to the gate, the Chemist dropped into his chair, and covered his face with his hands. Seeing him thus, when she came back, accompanied by her husband and his father, she avoided disturbing him, or per^ putting him to be disturbed. "That's what I always say, father!" exclaimed her admiring husband. "There's a motherly feeling in Mrs. William's breast that must and will have went!" "Ay, ay," said the old man; "you're right. My son William's right!" "It happens all for the best, Milly dear, no doubt," said Mr. William, tenderly, "that we have no children, of our own; and yet I sometimes wish you had one to love and cherish. Our little dead child that you built such hopes upon, and that never breathed the breath of life—it has made you quiet-like, Milly." "I am very happy in the recollection of it, William dear," she answered. "I think of it every day." "I was afraid you thought of it a good deal." "Don't say afraid; it is a comfort to me; it speaks to me in so many ways." • » * • TDEDLAW raised his head, and looked towards her. "All through life, it seems by me/' she continued, "to tell me lozjietbing. For poor neglected children, my little chM pleads as iji srere afore, aa§ had 3 voice I mew, with which to speak to me. Even in age and gray hair, such as father's, it is present; saying that t too might have lived to be old, .ong and long after you and I were gone, and to have needed ,he respect and love of younger people." Redlaw fell upon his knees, with a loud cry. "O Thou," he said, "who through he teaching of pure love, hast graciously restored me to the memory which was the memory of Christ upon the Cross, and of all the good who perished in His cause, receive my thanks, and bless " er!" Then, he folded her to his heart; and Milly, sobbing more than ever, cried, as she laughed, "He is come back to himself!" Then, the student entered, leading by the hand a lovely girl, who was afraid to come. And Redlaw so changed towards him, seeing in him and his youthful choice the softened shadow of that chastening passage in his own life, entreated them to be his children. Then, as Christmas is a tune in which, of all times in the year, the memory of every remediable sorrow, wrong, and trouble in the world around us, should be active with us, not less than our own experiences, for all good, he laid his hand upon the boy, and, silently calling Him to witness who laic His hand on children in old time vowed to protect him, teach him reclaim him. he gave his right hanc ily to Philip, and said tha ould be brought together on so hort a notice. * » • A ND it was that day done. There c * > were so many Swidgers there, grown up and children, that an ttempt to state them in round umbers might engender doubts, in ic distrustful, of the veracity of lis history. There, present at tha dinner, too, were the Tetterbys. It was sad to see the child who ad no name or lineage, watching he other children as they played, ot knowing how to talk with hem, or sport with them, and more trange to the ways of childhood han a rough dog. But he kept by Milly, and began to love her, and, as they all liked her dearly, they were glad of that. All this, the Chemist, sitting with he student and his bride that was o be, and Philip, and the rest, saw. Some people have said since, hat he only thought what has seen herein set down; others, that he read it in the fire, one winter- night about the twilight time; others, that the Ghost was but the representation of his gloomy houghtSi and Milly the embodiment offiis better wisdom. I say lothing. ftey would that day hold a Christ nas dinner jn what used to b their great Dinner Hall; and tha they would bid to it as many o that Swidger family, who, his son had told him, were so numerou gt. tjbey might join, hands sm *•>',*. _'>«,•„,,•*;,„,,,,j Eosiand* 9 British May Be Chasing German Fleet •London, Dec. 28 — .(/P) — Berlin announcement that s e. v e r a 1 German surface units were' • engaged in the battle • in which the British Home Fleet sank the 26,- OOOrton Nazi battleship Scharnhorst raised the possibility today the Royal Navy still may be chasing other enemy warships which attacked a Russia-bound convoy. This belief also was supported by the two brief statements -re- leased'by the admiralty which has followed the policy of withholding full details until an action is complete. . An. admiralty communique last night said: "It i? not yet possible to give a detailed account of the action in rector Fred M. Vmson's authorization of graduated increases of 4 to 10 cents an hour. This acceptance had the effect, in their opinion, of removing basic wage increases from, the arena of arbitration. The unions then said "the only remaining question in dispute is 'Shall the non-operating group receive the benefits of overtime after 40 hours per week offered to the operating group'." The equivalent of overtime after 40 hours to the non-operating employes has been calculated at 4 to 6 cents an hour. These office shop, and rail employes now have an: established 48-hour week • anc are not subject to.the wage aric hour law. ' • This decision of the "nonops" to accept arbitration apparently en gendered no ill will between them and the three operating unions Their relations have been harmOni ous, although their cases are sepa rate. Some persons interpreted the president's award to the trainmen and engineers as a "freeze" for the duration. His decision said "the in creases in pay above r e c i t e < shall be paid until proclamation by the president or declaration by the Congress of the cessation of hos tilities; and that the agreemen now arrived at in time of war shall be without prejudice to rights of either party at the expiration of the date above stated to seek a change in the agreement which is iow made." Secretary Stimson announced he s tendering appointments as labor onsultants to A- F. Whitney, presi- ,ent of the trainmen, and Alvanley ohnston, grand chief of the engi- '(which the Scharnhorst was sunk. t can, however, be stated that .the onvoy was unmolested and only minor damage was sustained 1 fcy wo.^of his majesty's ships." i 'A statement broadcast by DNB said .that after the action began Sunday in the Arctic Waters. "the enemy succeeded, by a surprise move which owing to the prevaili- —Except this. That as th'ey were assembled in the old Hall, by no other light than that of a great fire [having dined early), the shadows once more stole out of their hidingr places, and danced about the room, showing the children marvelous shapes and faces on the walls, and gradually changing what was real and familiar there, to what was wild and magical. But that there was one thing in the Hall, to which ;he eyes of Eedlaw, and of Milly and her husband, and of the old man, and of the student, and his bride that was to be, were often turned, which the shadows did not obscure or change. Deepened in its gravity by the firelight, and gazing from the darkness of the panelled wall like life, the sedate face in the portrait, with the beard and ruff, looked down at them from under its verdant wreath of holly, as they looked up at it; and, clear and plain helow, as if a voice had uttered them, were the words, icers. Whitney, in Cleveland, said he ad talked to Johnston "and we lave agreed that when and if appointments of ourselves to such )osts are officially received we will consider it our duty hem." to accept "We want to do anything reason- ble to keep the roads in operation," ic added. ng poor' visibility could not^ "jat irst-be discerned, in bringing np le'avy units." • j : "After several hours of t,he fiercest , action," the broadcast added, "the Scharnhorst . %v . was encircled by enemy units."' " • Sinking of the Scharnhorst t'e- duced the German Navy's effe,c- ive capital ships 1o two — the pocket battleships, Admiral Scheer and Luetzow. ' Radio France at Algiers broa'd- cast a repoil that the Luetzow was * damaged in the battle, but neither German or British sources had anything to say on this score.» Admiral Otto Schmewmd, commander in chief of all German naval forces in northern waters, is believed to have perished'iw'ith the Schainhorst, tl,ie Daily Express said '* While the German high'.' corn: mand sought to alibi the naval de- /, feat by Stressing poor visibility v at the scene of the .battle which permitted the British "by a, surprise move" to bring up heavy reinforcements, t'h..e Nazi-controljed _ Paris radio did not minimize the^_ importance of the battle. , '[-, T"' "The British 'Navy has scoredi'a "„ success which is impossible tb_joyjer •£ estimate." We cannot blame ~Vh e": British for celebrating'this feat,4s _; a major victory." ^ ^iJj^ (The •Dakar ;. radio v quoted ' t a ', Stockholm report that,'the, Schafn- horstlwas put'.but of action- by,"rih aerial torpedo and then sunk' |>y intense shelll fire'from large"^1 ish. units. This broadcast''was- corded by CBS ;iji New ,YorH.) •' The Stockholm newspaper ^-,$0- cial Democraten, quoting the,.G<sr- man underground radio, gave tSis account of the sea fight: ; The Scharnhorst with her~' Destroyer screen put to sea Sunday morning when a British escorted convoy was reported' heading along the route to Russia, . , About mid-day German destroyers contacted British destroyers, then withdrew to reconnoiter after flashing a silhouette description of the convoy to-the Scharnhorst, The Nazi battleship quickly sailed, up to the attack and opened fire pn' the British warships. Suddenly British heavy units appeared on the horizon. The re|n- • forcements were battleships, the Scharnhorst quickly them,: . ' In a terrific exchange of Salvos the British registered a series jo| hits on the German vessels,' which tried to make the Norwegian coast at full speed. '•-'• '• ! . The Scharnhorst dropped behind, one engine hit, her deck enveloped^ in thick smoke, her main turret smashed, ' Then about 7:40 p. m. a tremendous explosion shook her and she settled slowly into the icy water?,, The other German ships escaped. SPECIAL NOTICE! During the Cold Winter Mornings of JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH We will make no deliveries to homes before 9 o'clock, in order to avoid Freezing of our products, Olie's Dairy Phone 931 t 'M v s * 1 i !
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