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* * * " PI STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, December 28, JB. eStar ' Jttt'J 1. *AtMtt. WASHWIRN, Idtt** as at H«|». clos* mott*r at Jh« rtohsas. und* th. Associated Prtw Enttsrpm* Att'n. »•»• (Always By city «rri«f. p*r •"»?* «t; k N«vtKta, Hovwfd. Milter ona -«**• $3.50 p«f Hold Everything TM for i*j>ublkotion of all M credited to n 6t not -~-.^ ed in this paper and also th« locoi published hertin. Oktahofna City, 4) 4 Tei Ort«ons..722 Union St.. 292 ,- ..I Grand Blvd.; 4)4 Terminal IBdg.; New - eopit ifu iy MA Mmec me. T. v. KEC. u 9. PAT orr Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo •:* •I* •y CAM. TIO W, LAWSOt) IDIUO •¥ 10ft CONSIDINE 1*43 H Q M STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS • Every RAF Bombing of Germany - Brings the War Nearer End l"But, Mother, he's a commando " \afld ,can stay out latel" Nearly I,000r6bo barrels of oil have been produced annually from Scotland's shales. SIDE GLANCES By Galbrath * - __ • -j—^^ We expected Jap planes We forgot about our danger, believing us Japanese. It was all so interesting that 1 be- Below us was the coast of Japan ^^^^V^^s^s ab ^ -jSjp^L^^ffi^*™ ^^^^^^^-^^^^ along, expecting to sec planes any minute, and «™M»». Wo were busv. or thmkmsr. not seeing them. 1 tried the turret again, now, and it worked. But it had to be used clumsily .in that the emcr- Six Zeros were coming at us anything. We were busy, or thinking. 1 happened to be handling the controls at 2 P.M., our time, when we sighted the const of Japan. It lay very low wul »v v . -....:--;-"-,-._, ; the pilot ' s C0 mpart- in the water in a slight haze that made it blend lacily into S. Y^™£T^*'Xte&t the planl so the horizon. 1 braced myself as we came close to the lutle brought that to us, n few minutes later, was the sudden McClure checked our < sicht of a large flat building which literally erupted chil- ing us off, so I lifted the dren as we came up to it. 1 caught a fleeting glimpse of a ^T-« «'""• rnmncnsat.! "-and then a sharp, quick look at a tall flagpole fiotfwhich fluttered the Japanese flag. It was like getting , Then Davenport, Ceve hit in the chest very hard. This was lor keeps. I listened simultaneous v. There w with new interest to the voice of the engines. A lot of the tight Vs. I hey were a unreal beauty left the land below us. We just could not have a forced landing now. Drawings copyright. 194S. by Kinir Features Syndicate. Inc. 'Text copyright 1943. bv Random' Home. Inc. A Boot-of-the-Montn Club .election. I found a valley leading more or less toward _ Tokyo and went down it lower than the hills on either side. But McClure checked our course and found that it was leading us off, so I lifted the nose over a hill and found another valley that compensated and straightened us out agaCS We kept very low. Then Davenport, Clever and I saw the Jananese Zero* were six of them, fly.ng m two at about 1,500 feet, and coming straight at us. -^ (Continued tomorrow) ^ II By Hershberger OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams WELL, 1 HEARD THE OWNERS ARE WORWW IW A, WAR PLANT TO K.EEP IM TK STORE/J HE'S STORE TO PA-V HIS.' IMCOME TAX OM HIS \WAR JOB, AN' THEVRE WORKIM' .. , WAR PLAWT TD MAKE HI'S SALARY IW TK STORE TO/\ GlT EXEMPTION Oft , WHAT THEY N\AKE THE PLAMT/ By W. W. HERCHER ' AP Features — Behind the promise of Mnrshnl Sir Arthur Harris to emasculate" 90 centers of German wnr production there lies n coolly calculated program of destruction, much of which already s been accomplished. Few cities In the history of warfare have, been smashed as thoroughly as the port of Hamburg or • the Industrial center of Cologne. Kasscl has been ruined economi- .^ally, and the shattered cities of WHisseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Mann* helm and Ludwigshafen furnish Blnrk examples of what the air .marshal meant when he spoke of emasculation. Berlin's turn came last month, fow thousands of anxious eyes arc Titled to the Sky In other German [cities as the population wonders inot, "When are we going to get lit?" but, "When are we going to London Favors Appointment of Tedder London, Dec. 28 — (IP} In Bombs Blast Berlin's 'Nerve Center/ afford to turn it on FUNNY BUSINESS DO VOU KMOW \ THE MAMAGER \ OF THM STORE IS WORKIMG IM / A WAR PLANT \ OM ONE OF THE ) MIGHT SHIFTS?/ ASKED ^A^RTH^ FOR AM 6M.OK1N 1 ? Sou .TELL IS ONE Of 'SUE OF MOUR<=> -*-~ / HIM. FIRST TIME T. \ ANM8OOV EVER RUN* /XCROS&\ WOOl-D TH15 STUFF J DIRECT 8M-1NV AROONrtD 7 THE IT/ ^---\DEPOT: TH/XT (vW HUMIDOR OF CVAFMSTM.(V=, CIGARS \<=> BEING DEPLETED A MODER/XTE "It used to be the tires he wore out, but now look what's happening since he got big enough to wear my shoes! He's practicing up for New Year's_EveT By Walt Di«nev Man-Mdae Storm Donald Duck By Leslie Turner GEE, WE JUST SOI Si' OUT How It Works ITS STOPPED SMOWIM'. BOVS, GST TO WOF?K.' WmhTubbt THEI?E'5 MO USE IN OUR SHOVEUM IT'S STAOTED SMOWIN', UMCA DONALD ELECTRIC IMPULSES FROM EAS/S (JAWO A PIUPOIMTOF LI6HT SWN1N6 OH THE NBSATWE ONTHEDRUMREVOLVIM6 HERE,CAPTAIN EASY.' \NE USE THE LINEUP SIGNAL TO SVHCVfiONlIE RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER, COLONEL. THE SCOPE -SHOWS If THE SK3NAL IS DtSTORTEP MHINO LINES tO A-Z HEADQUARTERS IM \TAUY COMES JOST 50 IT WORKS, HUMMER! I PON'TCABE HERE'S THE SKETCH, FELLA! Thimble Theafe Double Focus!' '•RAPS I'D BETTER RV IT OUT BEFORE TRIES TO ENL1 A6IK1 Bv Fred Harmon UJHEK1 I SHUTS ME GOOD EVE 1 LOOKS LIKE MESBLF Little Beaver Helps BESOMS SPINACB OT ONE EVE PAINTED AMD HE &US1S3ES5— t TO CHA.S5CE /\ QUICK •DRAN'Oi HOUJ'S\ ABOUT ME SPINACH? By Edgar Martin -I-' Bv V. T, Homlin Block That Kick fool* and Her Buddi«l 6000 BLADE? LOOK'. "\KNAY! IT0&K1NOT^UB^TANTIAL^«** •\NAYJAWCK THE BARBARA BE OTHER THAN A X. MATTER! /^ETTLE THE) WILL DO AS QUESTION WITH MV -SWORD! IAN WHO HAD 6PIRIT...TOP NO MORTAC EVER CAMEi iy Chic Young By Merrill SU Fast Worker Alexander Has a Line All His Own Freckle* one) Hi* Friend* WELL.AFeu.OW WAS7DMAVE A <l UTTLE PRIVACY" J WHEN HE CALLS < HIS 6IRL FRIENP ) SOSH ' FIFTEEN! MIMUTES IYEAM AND AGO, we WERE- TALKIN&7HOW DID HE To HIM ' ,— • r^ GET TO ( LONDON SO .. AND YOU HAVE JUST TO WE PRIME MINISTER, SPEAKING ~ VOU FROM LONDOM-' I40W ARE" I WE SAW /OU WORD- WINSTON IN& TM0 /CHURCH ILL "<~1,B3RAM /HE SPOKE To "US WHAT A THRILL'. Love- FRECKLES.' r |get it again — like Berlin?" , The highest circles in the Royal \lr Force believe that the aerial {bombardment of Germany has jnow reached a point where even |the destruction of a pot and pan factory will shorten the war. That not to sny the War can be won air power alone. It is rather a Statement that the war in the air s achieving all that its advocates plaimed for it. Size of Attacks Increases The RAF's heavy bombardment done nl night and its technique saturation. It pours an ' o v e r- ivhelniing load of high explosives ind incendiary bombs on one spot TO the shortest possible time. If e' attack is successful, there hotlld be nothing left of the tar- It, area when the big four-englned ancestors and Halifaxes and Stirl- IjjgS.go home. SAlythis year the size of the at- cks has been increasing, not only icatiie the RAF has more planes t because authoritatively it has sco|fered the bigger the force it n pSfeinlo the uir the less its per- inlagfe. of loss becomes. Great Tces'Iof bombers can overwhelm present German anti-aircraft fense. The RAF has not an- uriced percentage losses, but ;y ? are reported unofficially to be le'iipmennlly small. German cities crumble, the zi transportation system breaks move which clearly foreshadowed tlld mighty role air power will play in the main Invasion of Europe. Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, Britain's master a(r strategist, today was appointed deputy to den. Dwlght D. -Elsenhower, supreme commander of the Allied invasion armies. Selection of Tedder, wiiO cleared North Africa's skies of the Germnn air force and directed air cover for the Invasions of Sicily nnd Italy, was greeted with approval in London and his appointment was regarded as assuring that the build- Ing of air strength would gain new momentum. It was announced at the same time that Gen. Sir Bernard (Tolly) Paget, who fought a grim battle of withdrawal in Norway and for two years was commander-in-chief of the British home forces, has been appointed communder-in-chief in the Middle East al Cairo. Thus the lineup of commanders for an encircling assault from west, north and south was virtually complete. Although no naval commanders for the British-bnscd invasion have yet been named, Admiral Sir Bruce Frascr, commander in chief of the British Home Fleet and hero of the Scharnhorst sinking, was regarded as a possible leader. It was also announced last night that Capt. M. R. Holcomb qf Pasadena, Calif., had arrived at Londonderry, North Ireland, to become chief staff officer of the U. S. naval operating base at Londonderry. As Gen. Eisenhower yesterday promised the complete defeat of Germany in 1944, the" Berlin radio said that Field Marshall Gens, Er- wln Rommel and Karl Rudolf Gerd Von Rundstcdt had held an invasion council of war at which Rommel "convinced himself of the preparedness for action of the Western European area." The broadcast snid that the former "Desert Fox" had found defense installations "nt To freight yafdt, munition! works,' power plant*, dotkl To freight yards, rail shops, junction! To Tempelhof Airport • 'with them. Bombings not only stroy war plants, but level work- homes and send tens of thous- ids of Germans wandering rough the country seeking shel- !''• ^Through aerial reconnaissance d a marvelous system of espi- age the RAF is able to watch Germans' dwindling war tentinl and thus drop its bombs lere they will do the most harm. Iy a certain amount oC damage a. factory is necessary to stop flow of supplies to the home out and the armies in the field, ey have found. Enemy Civilians Vulnerable For years before the war the lerman domestic economy was ed on guns instead of butter, ie Reich went to war with a .jerbly equipped army and a ci- ian population that was getting on bare necessities, As the war cad there was less and less to re for the home front, ow the RAF is in position to ow that German civilians need ,t only food and clothing but ,any other simple things without ihich life is very hard — pots, and us to cook with, beds to sleep in. Houses are limited, to two three electric light bulbs, he time has come when part of .rmany's industry must be de- ited to civilian needs. That's why RAP believes the leveling of a and pan factory can shorten war. Its loss means another r factory somewhere else must ake prosaic things like cooking ssels. [On the military side the RAF _ew, of course, that the German Force had a great reserve o£ nes when it flew to war in 1939. ,ost little in the Polish and nch campaigns. The first, big in its equipment was taken ing the Battle of Britain. Great es were sustained in Russia later in the Mediterranean .ting. lane Factories Smashed lanes were not only burned up aerial combat and blasted to :es on the ground. American ision bombers went directly to lactories where German planes L ularly fighter planes, were and destroyed them at the These were the raids on nburg, Regensburg, Weiner dt, and-on the vital ball ig plants at Schweinfurt. ty?e opinion of the RAF, the r ffe now has no central re- i'and is therefore one of the "ulnerable points in the Nazi machine. Its sources of have an exceedingly high n the emasculation pro- day will come," one high- RAF staff officer told ien your aircraft and ours ble to go over Germany position from fighters in ,d then the war will be the highest technical pilch." Tedder, who has been Eisenhower's chief air advisor in the combined Allied command in the Mediterranean established last February, is noted for the way-he cuts red tape. He once expressed his adversion to precedent with the words, "to hell with history —what is the problem?" KEY TO BOMBED AREA V British Embassy French Embassy Swedish, Danish, Hungarian Finnish, Portuguese Embassies Goebbels' Villa Swedish Newspaper Building > Potsdamer Platx Armaments Ministry Building University German Foreign Office Targets in white letters on black definitely hit, but entire area of Wilhelmitrasse, Tiergartcnstrasse, Potsdamer Plcti reported demolished, Industrial areas shown on small map also given heavy pounding. Miles 0 , - * -'" 5 Nazis Retreat Before Strong Slav Forces Lohdon, Dec. 28 —(#)— German troops fell back before fierce Yugoslav Partisan attacks in Croatia, Marshal Josip Broa' headquarters announced today while farther south, In the embattled Llvno-Duv- no sector of Western Bosnia, Several: hundred Nazis were reported tilled in fighting of mounting fufy. The constantly-reinforced Germans sent a column Into the town of Glamoc, 15 miles north of Liv- no, buC the War bulletin by Brdz, known as Tito, said Partisan forces sent them back in disorder toward their base at Livno, after suffering heavy looses in men and equipment. The Yugoslavs were battling Germans and Chelniks in'all parts of Eastern Bosnia, Tito reported, but everywhere the Partisans were on the,-offensive, especially.around the towns of Kladanz and Zivinizar. .Yugoslavs staged a surprsie attack on another airfield in the neighborhood of Zagreb, the Croat Capital', and 'destroyed a' three-en- gined bomber, captured 225 prisoners, including a 'German captain and gathered .huge stores • of loot, the war bulletin said., A ..large enemy camp at Turopolje, in the same area, was blown up as well as a nearby bridge. Sixty German officers and men were captured with machine-guns,- rifles and am munition. • Guerrilla-columns -operating- near Velik-Goritza, less than ten miles from Zagreb, derailed "an"'enemy troop train and tore; up severa miles,of ;railway track between Zagreb and Dugo Sdloh. '. ; ' Tito said his Partisans clashec with Chelnik troops of Gen. Draja Mihaildvic near Novo Selo in Bosnia and routed them with heavy losses. This followed reports from the exiled Yugoslav government in Cairo that the internecine struggle between the Chetniks and Partisans was diminishing, "a't'leasl in some localities." ' The Moscow radio said representatives of Yugoslav and Bulgarian guerrillas had met recently in Serbia to establish a "permanent liai- SQlli" Right oti Time Navy's New 'Helldiver 7 Plane Fastest, Best Dive Bomber 1943. Arkansas Fuel Oil Company ,lr. Henry Moore, Jr., ot nl.—Least elated Feb. 7, 1939, covering the SWV4 of SE'/4 and SVfe of SW ] /4 of Sec. 13, and Frl. Sg of Sg of Sec. 14, lying East and North of Spirit Lake, all in Twp. 16 S., Rge. 25 West; and SE'/t of SEVi of Sec. 13, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 25 West. Royalty Deed: 15/1344 interest (7'A royalty acres). Dated Dec. 23, 1943; filed Dec. 26, 1943—Milton J. Houston and wife to S. G. Dildy— SE'/ 4 of NW'/4, and SWVi o NE'/ 4 of Sec. 24, Twp. 17 S., Rge. 24 West; and SVi of a tract of land containing 8.66 acres described as follows: Commencing at .the SE corner of the NW'/i of NEVi of Sec. 24, Twp. 17 S., Rge. 24 West, thence run West 33'/4 rods; thence North 40 rods; thence East 7'A rods; thence South 33 rods to the beginning point, containing 4.33 acres, more or less, all in See."24, Twp. 17 S., Rge. 24 West, and containing 84.33 acres in the aggregate. Royalty Deed: 744/1280ths interest. Dated Dec. 1, 193; filed Dec. 22, 1943—C. D. Crites and wife to William L. Horner—NWVi of Sec. 9, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. ' — .- --•• ~t*t- -' Brahms made his first concert appearance at the age of 14. By JAMES J. STREBIG < Associated Press Aviation Editor Washington, Dec. 28 — The newest teammate of carrier-based killer crews, the Helldiver, was introduced today with an official tip that it "gives the navy the speed and reach it has been seeking for its aerial Sunday punch —'the dive bomber." An old name but a brand spanking new warplane, the Helldiver was described by the navy as "fast enough to keep up with its speedy new fighter escorts, the Hellcat and Corsair." Public discussion of the new dive bomber had been withheld until it saw battle action,, although it was no secret that the plane was in the works. The prototype built by Curtiss-Wright Corporation's airplane division flew in November, 1940, and the first production ship was in the air in June, 1942. But meanwhile there have been 889 major changes and thousands of minor adjustments in the Helldiver design. As a result, the plane that is plastering the Japs today is the latest that engineers have to offer in every detail. Its official designation is the SB2C. Performance and striking power still are secrets, but design information released by the navy makes clear the great advances made in the ship. The diving flap mechanism oper- Hollywood fj- Screen actress Marjorie Riordan is right on time with a bewitching! pose at the Witching hour when 1943 blacks out and 1944 comes " gaily in. 'Prediction Pete' 'WTTOSSAiiiOtSXXOUUHA A JMT WISSGHINC* ind Gas County by Mrs. Eunice Trip- ;yjlle, Arkansas. "" s Lease: 10-year term. 8, 19W; filed Dec. 23, Featherstont, et al., Refining Company— of Sec. 27, Twp. 17 est. : 2/1280'ttis interest. 1943; filed Dec. 27, Writes and wife to son, Jar.— NWV<i of S., Ege. 24 West. ar4 Gas Leases: ;'|9«; filed ftec. ?4, ates three limes faster than on the original mode], an important item n. combat flying. The flaps . are split —that is, four flaps on each .ving instead of two — to increase jraking control in power dives. Tlaps slow down the plane to make t easier for the pilot to aim at his target. The wings fold — something new n dive bombers, which must be Duilt for tremendous stresses — so snugly that two planes can be loaded on one elevator, thus cutting al- nost 'in hplf the time for getting a squadron to the flight deck. Wing tip slats, another new item, work in collection with the landing gear to provide the extra lateral stability needed in carrier operations. The slats protrude from the leading edge of the wing and give an added firmness against wind effects. Bombs are completely inclosed in the fuselage, something unique in dive bomber xlesign, making for greater speed and better handling. In addition, the bomb bay accommodates two bombs instead of one, anothdr dive bomber first. There is a folding turtlebnck behind the radioman-gunner's -seat to increase visibility and firing field for the swivel guns. The plane is powered by a Wright cyclone engine of undisclosed I horsepower. Newsmen were permitted to see the Helldiver perform recently at the huge Columbus, Ohio, plant where planes roll forward in four production lines. There was general satisfaction with its speed, maneuverability and appearance. Capt. J. W. C. Brand, inspector of naval aircraft at the Curtiss- Wright plant, said that the Hell- diver could take off and land "on anything we've got," including the little aircraft carrier escorts, although it has the highest wing load factor of any carrier-based plane Wing load is the weight of the plane divided by the surface of the wings. Deoths Last Night By the Associated Press Andrew F. West Princeton, N. J. — Andrew F West, 90, educator and dean-ermi tus of the Princeton University graduate school. »j»y letter •* »»»*«», IM, «U«f MntUnittN* Write letter on sheet 9 t P*f*r. CVOgtag sl«*wise, write eym P»*«* «U you complete tto * ' . it *>. conuett it II !iM*y. m it! «*¥ By ROBBIN COONS Hollywood — Unreel parade: Another movie with the Dionne quintuplets, now 10, is on the fire — and 20th is trying to call back Jean Hersholt for his old role of Dr. Dafoe.- Jean, busy with 'his air show,- has all'but forsaken pictures .... Mr. SelnheUin Schultavy — Tur- han'Bey of the movies —' is working in "Dragon Seed" for Metro, on loan from Universal' 'at ten times his salary of $300 per week., . . . It's a safe bet that once back "home". our Turhan will not be kicked around as once he was! SeeJ ng the world in Culver City has pened his eyes. It's a world, how- ver, that he has seen before — wo years ago he had two-line bit t Metro in "A Yank on the Burma Road." . . . Now he's leading man o Katharine Hepburn ... Mrs. Dick Haymes, foi-merly lancing Joan Marshall, is eyeing a picture career after trie new baby arrives — and has the crooner's Jlessing . . . Did you know that Dick, a likable chap, is one of the ew crooners who has had regular singing lessons? His mother, concert singer Marguerite Hemon, now vocal teacher in New York, took lim and brother Bob up and down he scales when they were youngsters. It didn't take, however, says Dick — he has no technical knowledge of singing and can't read nusic. "Mother's a legit singer," ic says, "and I'm just a groaner. In her type of singing, color and tone are important, but in mine the most important thing is phrasing— the lyrics are more important than the tone." His idea of the "kind of singer I'd like to be" is one whose singing doesn't interfere with people's conversation. And he-must be that kind already — I've never heard u juke box that wasn't buck- The Gob on furlough and his bride came embarrassedly into the hotel, and after a whispered huddle, sne" went up to the clerk and asked for a room and bath. They registered; and the clerk eyed .heir lone piece of .baggage. 'Have you only an over-night case?" he enquired. "Don't get fresh," snapped the jride, "we're going to stay a week." Marine Trained Dog Given Credit for Saving Masters To Err is Human Well dressed man, cigar in hand, foiling, through' the air from an airplane: "Gad! That wasn't the wash room after all." ing a lot of chatter . . .or vice versa ... Leon Errol, in "Slightly Terrific," had a visit from a group of fliers from his native Australia. "AH my life," one of them was telling him, "I've wanted-to fly a plane under the bridge that spans the Yarrow river. I never did — it wasn't allowed. But the Americans came over, arid what do you know? First thing — under!" ... Out at 20th they're planning a colossal launching for "Lifeboat," with advance reports tabing it a hit ... This war year kids of all ages can still se thousands of the fleet animals in a little movie called "White Fury." It was filmed in Sweden, where it enjoyed _great popularity, and came over in convoy to Producer Edward Finney, who prepared the American version. The story is about and cated entirely by Lapps, with the exception of Danish Peter Freuchen, author of "Eskimo," who plays the villain. As a picture of the 'customs, social life, and vicissitudes of life in Lapland, above the Arctic circle, where simple Nomadic people wrestle with nature under the protection of democratic King Gustav, "White Fury" has a refreshing, unusual quality — and some great thrills featuring the reindeer herds . . . By PEGGY RHODES United Press Staff Correspondent New York, Dec..27— UP— Marine Pvt. Bob Lansley of Syracuse, N. Y., said today that if it : weren't for his faithful Doberman Pinsch.er, Andy, Lansley would not, be here to tell his story. -•..•• Lansley and Marine Pvt. John Mahoney of Clinton, Conn., and of course Andy, a marine corps trained dog, became separated from .their unit somewhere in the steaming jungles of Bougainville. Stealthily, the soldiers and the dog crept along a narrow Jungle .rail, moving silently, for they feared the Japs might, have the .rail covered. , •. Suddenly, the soldiers stopped dead in their tracks for'there, before them, lay an American : soldier, a Japanese knife through his body. ' "I could feel myself .getting hot under the collar," Lansley related. "I just wanted to get a chance at those Japs." Andy scenting something,- bounded ahead, his muscular body, taut with excitement. Then he went into a statue-like point. ' "There they are." Mahoney whispered. ' ••.."'•'•-. Lansley, let loose with . his submachine gun, at the very moment the Japs did. Mahoney pulled up behind him, firing furiously, and Andy raced ahead, with a series ,of fierce barks. '....• The American bullets ripped through the thick jungle brush.but there was no telling when they hit their mark for the enemy positions were too perfectly camouflaged. So the Yanks and their dog moved on. "Some of our men ought to be around," Lansley shouted to his companion, as they moved into the converging lines of enemy fire. A moment later, there was the rumble of advancing American tanks. . : "They're only light ones, darn it," Mahaney yelled, "but they'll help." burst of fire. But when the shooting finally was over, there were 19 dead Jap soldiers, and two utterly demolished enemy positions. Lansley was wounded slightly'.by shrapnel, and Mahoney was hit badly .enough to need hospitalize- tion. Andy came out of it without a scratch. "If the pup hadn't pointed out, the Jap position," Lansley related "we would have moved into the enemy's range with bur eyes shut, and been mowed down with two shots." Flashes of Life Quot-A, Unqiiot-A •Martinsburg, W. Va. — A draft board scanned the report on a quota of 12 inductees called last week. One of the 12 was injured in an accident and was delayed until a future quota. Another failed to:get his notice to report and was referred to a later call. Of the 10 who got to the Clarks.- burg induction station, seven-.were rejected and two were sent to a hospital for clinical study, Actually accepted — one, The tanks helped less than the Contributor Los Angeles — J, M, Mysk^, a candy maker, sent Collector of Internal Revenue Harry C. Westbver $10 as a donation to the U, S. treasury, explaining in a letter that he didn't think his limited; contributions to the war effort were sufficient. "I'm immensely sorry that .it couldn't be a million," Myska wrote. Said Westover: : "I'm taking Mr. Myska to lunch." men expected for the tank com-1 navy's seabees. mander had moved only a. few yards when he was shot dead -by an enemy bullet. While Mahoney poured in fire from one side, Lansley mowed the Japanese down from the other side. After that, Lansley held up one or two fingers to show hpw many Japs he thought he'd hit with each Nip War bird, Badly Nipped Mrs. Bennett Champ Clark Washington — Mrs. Bennett Champ Clark, 50, wife of Senator Clark (D-Mo.), and a pioneer in the Little Theater movement. She was born in Jessup, la. Curtis H. Veeder Hartford, Conn. —Curtis H. Veeder, 81, inventor, manufacturer and designer of the first electric locomotive to operate in the United States. Henry S. Henschen Chicago — Henry S. Henschen, 70, retired banker and prominent Methodist layman. Good Business Colonel (after reviewing troops): "Hang it all! What's the idea of parading all the big men in front of the little men?" Lieutenant: "It's Uie sergeant's fault. He used to run a fruit store." (I/SCO Pftojo Thi» Jap seaplane, beached at MeUin Island, was under repair io the lagoon wheo Afljericajj ftsurtea, and Nips used it u 9 machine gun o«s| untU U. S, flyers blasted thei» ,owt >p| ifc troops ?ie p!plw.r?d. a§ they pause in their advance 1.9 tools 9.t 'feg U, .§, Sinclair Lewis' Latest u t t t Another American n o v 1 1 full of character? you'll recognijf and 9 problem ypy should kn$W about! 0 Starts Monday/ January 3 in Hope Stir Double Trouble Livingston, Mont. —Livingston's Richard Murphys (there are two of them, and each has a wife named Dorothy) thought their problems were solved when one joined the Then the other Richard Murphy joined the seabees, and the navy has a new headache. They're at the same base, work in the same of* fice as storekeepers and — Each is a petty '.officer. Street Scene Topeka, Kas. —An unidentified woman who was crawling across an ice-coated Topeka street, presumably to keep from falling, was struck by two cars, police reported. They concluded she wasn't hurt seriously. When she reached the curb, she rose and walked away. With a little practice, a man can tiusk three or four times as much corn from the standing stalks as he can of shucked corrj.

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