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MOM lN MM «** •vblle.tloft. «»* »**«, minimum Me *•• 7»« MMMions only MORE V6U tEU. fH£ QUICKER For SoU . US BfiFOKE YOU BUY, 4*11 or tfade furniture. The best to town to buy furniture. Furniture Store. 27-lmpd. FOR SALE. PHONE 221. 14-lmo.c. ^ , Elve good tires. Clean. Call A. .Mitgis at 1039-W after 6 p. * ACHE FARM ON COLUMBUS road. Good Improvements. Apply Alrha M. Robbins, Moumt Valley, ".j » •• ., *5Q_ i vtt% Arkansas. TWIN- BEDS WITH INNER-SPR- ink 'mattresses. Cobb's Mattress Factory, 712 West 4th St. Phone ,23-6tp 140' ACRE ^FARM, ONK HOUSE, , 1 ,-good pasture, one-hall from city limits, on good "and highway, Price $20 per ; -Floyd Porterfield, Hope, , Phone 459. pound. 6NfiTfei»38' CHEVROLET SEDAN. ft£od rubber. See J. L. Brown .; atfJesse's'Lunch Stand. 28-6tp »&'<:' For Rent WORKING COUPLE OR TWO ladies 'to share home. MO. -^ Mi™*-*- -- — Razorbacks Face Stiff Test in Garden Tonight New York, Dec. 28 — «P) —Three transfer athletes will be» in the Arkansas lineup tonight when the Razorbacks clash with City College of New York in Madison Square Garden. , , Coach Gene Lambert nominated Deno Nichols and Bill Flyne, transfers from Ouachita College, for the forward positions and Leon Pense, transfer from Northeast Oklahoma College; for a guard spot. They will team up with Ben Jones, sole Porker letterman, and freshman Red Wheeler. Jones is a guard. Wheeler the center. The Razorbacks worked out in the garden yesterday for the first time since they disbanded for the holidays and had no trouble with the Eighth Avenue arena's glass backboards.' Card Hurlers Dominate Run Standings New York, Dec. 28 — —One PECANS, ,. __ the st Lou i s Cardinals — "" c ™ th placed three pitchers at the head of the earned run averages fo r 1943, the first time the trick has been turned in the 32 years the E-R-A has been a part of the National League mound statistics. . Mort Cooper of the Cards, Rip Sewell of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Elmer Riddle of Cincinnat each won 21 games to lead in that department but the stinginess _ 11 <i....viinai tHn dominated t n Two Yeors of Two Wors: in Pociftc ond Europe ™ ~ T ^^ . . . f liTi" If— — —- [ - 1 _. a| ^—,-, ^^Mpt^jmnHUJJH^ . .»rt F&M^lM 23-12tp Jipi tomb Dufth M«r b*r, I«n4 in Aktttiont, 1942;Att«r«ga!na4!n May, KUkoiitAuf., 1943; U. S. bMint ttombiiM f«M< muihlfM in July, 1943 MMMD60 way, JVM, 1942 U.S.bomhtnhit March, 1942; •ataanheld^ until April, Carraf idor fall* May 6 MARSHALL IS.. *. t "* f Nice Island b«Mt token by U. S. forcM in 1943; Gilbert* WON from Japt in November - £=< fquatot -—"" •'•• - tLLICf U. S. forcM attack Salomons Aug. 7,1942; win Guadalcanal by February; drive to Munda by August; Invada lougainvilla Nov. I Parallel campaign in Now . nlm aims at RoboatJ 'Jj ^^^——————— — Smaller Crowds Pay More Cash Editors Believe By HAROLD CLAASSEN New York, Dec. 28 — (fP) — A $200,000,000 increase in betting on race results, a falling off of at tendance at sports events featuring amateurs while the pro crowds vlr tually held their own and a dearl of good boxers were the top char ncteristlcs of the 1943 sports year That, at least, is the opinion o the 86 editors who expressed their Views in the Associated Press' poll regarding the effects of the second i year of war upon sports. Almost every ballot mentioned the betting increase as the greatest of the war-bred changes. The estimated 1943 mutuel play In 15 states, is $710,779,432 compared lo $563,579,895 in 19 states in 1942. Latest figures show that 4,019 professional boxers arc in the armed services. Despite their absence the ring had a successful year, with each of the 22 brawls held in Madison Square Garden to date having an average attendance of 14,137 and a gate of $51,046 compared with 13,228 and $40,333 in 1942. That trend was evidenced in virtually all play-for-pay sports except major league baseball, where - finders Keepers (7th Air force Photo Prom NBA) 1.1 t Market Report Amprica "went to war against O n Pearl Harbor. Mapped here are JaoTn on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the highlights of the two-year.old the yeUow rnen's infamous attack war in the Pacific, with the Initial lowed. HSyACRE FARM, 60 ACRES IN 1 fluftivafion, 40 in bottom. Two ater. Pasture. 4 , Plenty water. Pasture -. Oian. crop. See S . O. Baber^ THREE UNFURNISHED ROOMS 7$ ' utilities paid. Gas stoves >"!• finished. Jane Hulsey, Washmg- itoS, Ark. 24 ' 3t P •FOUR 1 ROOM HOUSE, SCREEN- fe& - ed'-in back porch. Lights, running u -water. Two miles east of town ,6V paved highway. Newt Pente,cost, phone 481 day, mght-215-W Notice 'GIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT- idhs, Not rationed yet. New or renewal - subscriptions on any .^agazine. See Shas. Reynerson the Cardinal trio dominated league, the official averages released today reveal. Howie Pollet, who left the club in mid-summer to do his flinging for Uncle Sam, was the most miserly. He allowed only 1.75 earned runs for each nine-inning stint on the hill. Next came Max Lamer with 1.90 and Cooper with 2.30. To make St. Louis' domination even more complete, two other Cardinal hurlers -Alpha Brazle and Harry Brecheen - were the leaders among the pitchers who did not hurl 10 complete games. Brazle, who joined the club when Pollet entered the service, allowed only 1.53 earned runs in nine innings and Brecheen 2.27 Lumping all the pitchers into one group the Cardinals grabbed the first five places — another City Hall. 30-lmc HAVE YOUR MATTRESS RE- £wde, Cobb's'Mattress Shop; 712 - West 4th, Phone 445-J, 21-otp YOU:CAN BUY U. S. APPROVED ""eKiCkVwith. confidence. Hatched " "in, our own plant. Will makei de', liveries, starting January 7.-Gun- rfe-Hatchery,'Phone 623. 23-6tp AVOSTE-EYED, BLACK JERSEY - " " s,-been taken up. Apply (' Hope, Police' Department WonNd to Rent Iflc liiov A*»^ f— ... i ,, loop record. Cooper is the only right-hander in the quintet Hill the Cardinals topped the field- under the E-R-A standard and Cooper, Sewell and Riddle won the most games, Whitlow Wyatt of the Brooklyn Dodgers finished the year with the highest percentage — 737 for his 14 triumphs, including a 10-game winning streak, and five setbacks. Two other records were established in the season , b ? thofgo ^| He a appe 0 ared. e in 70 games to wipe •*••*•*- **±*t"- „, ...UJnVi uraC American* tend in N. Intend Jan., 1942 SOVIET RUSSIA StMdy flow of Und Uasi planet, tanks, quni, tic., aids Russia in pushing bock Noiii U.S.pambanb«gin .raiding Amis Europ«: Holland, July 4,1942 »ou.n,Aua.17,194r Germany. Jon. 27,1943 Ruhr(Huls) Junt, 1943 Schwvinfurt (60 Flying Forts lost) Oct., 1943 Shuttle raids to Africa and U. S. bombers raid Balkans Invasions in 1943: Sicily,July-Aua.; North Africa invaded by U.S.and British, Nov. 8, 1942; Rooswlt-Churchill mwiot Casablanca, Jan., 1943 .-Tunis rails Moy 7 Nopl«s foils Oct. 1 ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., Dec. 28 ._.. ^ v ,- —.„-- , (/P) — (WFA)— Hogs, 15,000; . =-=J a falling off in attendance was re- m ^, t ac u v c; 180 lbs. up steady defeats suffered by U. S. forces d Uo strong; lighter weights 15-25 and the periods of victory.that fol-|« Howc ' thc drop of 13 pcr cenl ™ h « lr; SB0 ' WS sfctc ady to 10 higher; in the big leagues is overshadowed t and bu ik good and choice 200- by the 18.4 per cent decline in col- 300 lbs . 13.70; odd lots 300-350 lbs. legc football crowds and the virtual 12 , 5 o-l3.00; 170-100 lbs. 12.75-13.3.); secrecy in which the national ten- 140 .i60 lbs. 11.50-12.50; 120-140 lbs. nis championships were deter- jo.50 • 11.50; light pigs ranging mined at Forest Hills, N. Y., in do wn to 8.50 or below; bulk good sows 12.00; a few 12.10; stags 11.75 September. .,,,„„* — Virtually all the ballotecrs agreed down . that 1943 was a year of cxpenmen-| Catt i Ci 4,000; calves, 1,200; no sion. LI ttlb ***^w • .,«— — », - <r ... I \^tl tliVf TI w»*w » —" - • .. l taiton and that sports In 1944 — enrly action on steers; other classes financial and martial conditions opencd generally steady with Mon- permitting — would starts its climb day . mcc ii um an d good heifers and toward the post-war era of expan- mixcd yearlings largely 11.00-13.50; common and medium beef cows , 825 - 10.25; medium and good sausage bulls 9.50-11.00; good and choice vcalcrs 15.00; medium and good 12.50 and 13.75; nominal range 1 slaughter steers 9.75 - 16.00; the slaughter heifers 9.00 - 15.50; stock- Agreement on Food Subsidy Is Predicted By JACK BELL Washington, Dec. 28 —(/P)— ] forts to compromise the hotiy- waged food subsidy battle were umcagDi ^^. m v ., spurred loday by a prediction oi ^^ nQ carg 14 u . ucks; Leg Senator White of Maine, acting Re- ^ chickens 2 4 1-2; other mark- publican leader that the issue I unchanged . | cr and feeder steers 8.00-13.25. | Sheep, 2,000; lambs opened steady to small killers; good and choice woolcd 14,00 - 14.50; others | not established. POULTRY AND PRODUCE Chicago, Dec. 28 - travel Bottleneck Bottles 'Hobo Jim' Greenville, Miss. — (/P)— Jim" Roebuck writes Wends that, transportation being what it is, it,I will take him six or seven weeks, to bum his way back here from California. ' ,A For the town'* most noted i)T?,l beloved traveler, this is quite v a,.i slowdown. Roebuck year s ago* learned he could pyramid a cartel of shoe polish and a flannel rag,l inlo a heap of sightseeing. Smce,| his youth he has traveled far and; swiftly benealh some of the blft trains available, earning his meals j when necessary by shining shoes. I Only once did Jim Roebuck ever return to Greenville inside a passenger trnin with the cash cus : tomers. But on thai occasion ^ie smoked expensive cigars wore W new suit and asked a cily official to change a $100 bill for him. • Folks here figured Jim rode In' side jusl lhal one time, out of curiosity. would be settled soon after Con gress reconvenes next month While White did not forecast the GRAIN AND PROVISIONS 28 — (if) — After wmie wnue uiu uui. »«...—••• •--- rh\rion Doc 28 — (tP) — Alier ?^^L b ± fl ^^^r^ d^S°fr^lona,ly owcr in a America went to war against the I when the 28-3tc ™ t Js own mark of 61 which was —; u " -„,„ j .fi^iohoH 52 eames ""OR .SIX-ROOM HOUSE. k J ^^__ _ j n -m_ _1 mms4 irt "frWeiTWard-l or 2. Employed in -**. ' Reasonably permanent. No tt. ^n .. i. __ Reference. Call 2-tfdh, E''OR FOUR ROOM FURN' ,lor permanent Contact Hope 30-tf Services Offered set n 1942 and finished 52 games 1 to break the standard of 49 he set up the year before. , Sewell, whose perfection of the! nothing-ball pitch shot his wo n- lost mark to 21-9 from ";« °« 1942, hurled 25 complete games for the tops in tht department. Johnny Meer, Cincinnati s o u t, n- started 36 games, gave 162 - !J°r^oirlslback"ground"these winter days isn't has led the league _mslrike-ouls oa^ o{ ^ fe . g wlnd ta Ire . SPORTS ROUNDUP expressed confidence in an inler view that some middle ground could be reached between administration and farm bloc supporters. Democratic Leader Berkley of Kentucky, less hopeful of an early agreement, said he would be ready lo start conferences next week with available members of the Banking Committee. Barkley and Senators ^ "^^ I V_.UJHH**l<v»-v-. *-»» v ,_ US made -a retaliatory,-action involving American forces Bankhead (D-Ala) and Taft m- u.o. iimus. » — i r^^,!n^ \uarp named as a suo-com- Ohlo) were named as miltee to attempt to reach a compromise before the group approved legislation, later passed and signed by the president, which extends • • • payments until quiel bul nervous Irade, all grain pricea rallied today. Wheat and oats came within minor fractions of previous closing levels, and rye, which led the turnabout, showed a slight gain in the farthest WINS SILVER STAR Pearl Harbor, Dec. 28 — OT The Silver Star was awarded \J.\ Comdr. Donald W. Gladney, Lcwis-i ville, Ark., yesterday for his .ao-j 1 complishment as member of t (| c staff of a flag officer commanding nsk forces "during numerous ac-| lions in the Central and South Pa cific." > I WUCll me w.w. »• .i , , n ,,' I declaration of war on Germany and in tne European thealre Axis in Europe on Dec. 11, 1941 -l ltaly . Map spots the highlights of' v •iTiiH.rin.rt** Associated Press Sports Cojumnist paw ~ New York, Dec. 28— . —That paw, ovaii*.-•-*• o—-— - _. . j^w xor.K, uct. *o . vr bases on baUs and fanned 174 »H const ant moaning you hear in the th* crowns in those divisions ne e winter days isn't OF HOME AND repairs, Specialize in s. Estimates free.. A. M. 29-lmp Bettfg, p^oqe 221. ,r three straight seasons. R • merel basebal i magnates Hi Bithorn of the Chicago.Cubs 1^ - ower pros , had seven shutouts and Al Javery « seas(m Recen lly of Boston was Ihe work-horse of P Warren Giles poinled out *• '? a -? Ue ^ h ISjJT. g ±f b£ t5at "?he >hief _worry of , major The latter also faced the most bat 'V Lost or Strayed .YELLOW .D'EHORNEP JERSEY from Patmos pasture. Left league baseball is player And Brooklyn s tearfully praised and he had to come back to make The liberly ship ^t.cn^- ^ launched Sunday*'will" carry a pair of Charlie's track shoes — which is more than most present-day sprinters could a fresh start Charles Paddock, do. . . Today's Guest Star Kenneth Jones, Peoria (111.) Eitott for Sole ters, 1,286; allowed the most hits „ 288; gave up the most runs, and strength.^^ _____ the mosl earned runs, lu °- th Giants for Iheir "gameness" in Javery's teammate_ Nate^ An- pe u & ^ ^ ^ ' most of the other big league bosses, Branch said, were "forced to stand pat because there was no guarantee that the players they might get would be available next Rickey went on to drews, was the losingest with 20 setbacks ONE'OF THE BEST IMPROVED •stock and dairy farms u- Hemp- Stead County, on highway, one- hatf rrOle from city. One large tearoom house, modern water, lights and gi»s. All fenced, Two are lar£e stock and hay barns, large dairy barn with sheds for thirty : bead, of cattle, one concrete miUi- jng house, two tenant houses. AU to cultivation and pastures, with a good team and tools, plows to - the land. An ideal country Floyd Porterfield, totne, See Ark. 23-4tp Lost fABRIC BAG UPTOWN Wednesday December 22. Contains Ration books belonging to ' . Ivy Mitchell. Finder please to Beryl Pickard at Duffle . 24-3tp Von Buren, LSU Stor, to Ploy Agoinst A & M Miami, Fla., Dec. 28 — (If) — Red-haired Steve Van Buren standout star of Louisiana State University's football team, joined his coach, Bernie Moore, today in putting himself neatly on the spot for the Orange Bowl game with Te Thl backfield ace, who was hurt in mid-season and saw Ihe last two game 3 from the bench, gave his injured ankle a workout under the warm sun and pronounced it fit. A'sprinter despite his bulk, Van Buren carried the ball 150 times for 847 yards during the regular season. He was second to Creighton Miller of Notre Dame as the nation's leading ground gamer. His Orange Bowl appearance will be his last as a college player Tulsa, Georgia Working Out for Sugar Bowl New Orleans, Dec. 28 — Only 80 miles apart, Tulsa University and Georgia Tech continued sharpening their Sugar Bowl football weapons today, the Oklahomans scrimmaging at Bay St. Louis, Miss., and Tech working up to a possible scrimmage tomorrow. On Tulane's cleat-torn practice present subsidy February 17. With the subsidy controversy summer summ . . . point out that clubs with plenty of, reserves could stand losses better, so it seems from here that there ought to be a heck of lot of bartering right now with the teams that are short on manpower trying to build up their "stock piles" . . . nstead, ils Ihe dullest trading sea- Journal-Transcript '"We • haven t seen everything yet. We'll" have to wait and see Buck Newsom trying to be dignified with Connie-Mack. Round Trip Sportscaster Steve Ellis worked his way through Miami Universtiy by managing a couple of boxers. ... To plug his pugs, Steve used o go on the air waves with them and he made such a hit he was nired as a radio announcer . . . Ellis promptly sold his Stable of four fighters for $2,000, forgot his law education and went to work On Tulane field here, Tech's Eddie BLJJE PURSE, C O N T A I N ING P ration bcxjfcs, social security card Notify Mrs. Christine Mack, Route 3, ^c 191, Hope, Ark. or Hope ' U*t< Stroyfd er Stolen TWO HORSES, ONE WHITE, ONE spotted, weight 1200. One blue noare mule with wire . around neck. One black horse mule with stocking leg. One black mule. Notify Button Sale Barn, Hope, for Reward. Found NOTICE For Taxi Service — CALL 679~ (Careful Drivers) IRVINQ T. URREY Owner and Manager son in years, Buck Saves lucks When Referee Buck talking But the other day. L1CLU nx-»^-i •„—-- — fired forward passes al an assortment of receivers. Said Coach Bill Alexander: "Come New Year's Day a n d Sugar Bowl time, we hope to play plenty of football. That's about as far as I can go in the way of predicting the outcome of the game. Alexander stressed defense in today's workout, while over in Mississippi, on the Gulf of Mexico Coach Henry Frnka's Golden Hurricane accented the offense which carried it through an undefeated Le Force, Red Wade, marked as No. 1 in importance for the returnnig legislators, Barkley said the Senate will begin floor consideration of the next tax bill about January 12, after President Roosevelt has delivered his annual Message and submitted the new budget. The revenue measure was approved by the Finance Committee but Chairman George (D-Ga) said today he expects to hold additional conferences with representatives of Prokon Ihe War and Navy Departments Pr • 'and the Maritime Commission on delivery. Rye started rallying when covering up of earlier sales of local shorts revealed that offerings had dried up. This started a covering movement in wheat also, although it had been preceded by fair commission house buying. Local trad ers who followed the earlier downturn were buyers of oats. Wheat ended thc day 1-4 lower lo 1-8 higher than the previous close, May $1.66 3-4—7-8, July $1.64 5-8, oals was 1-4 to 1-2 off, May 78 1-4— 3-8 and rye finished 1-4 off lo 14 higher, May $1.26 1-8—1.26. Barley closed 1-8 lo 3-8 lower, May $1.21 7-8. Wheat none; Oals, ample grade mixed 80 1-4; No. 4 while 81 1-4; barley, malting 1.22 1-2—1.4 41--J nom.; beans dull ui^ *»».»•»»«« _ contract renegotiation sections of Ihe bill. The departments have opposed some committee-approved amendment which would limit their authorily to scale down war further textile profils. Barkley said he , . expecled at- ers Davis a ... Steve went right back where, he started when he was hired to understudy Don Dunphy'as a Iigm announcer — the difference being a lot more dough than he ever earned as a manager — and better fight- stepped on the floor and blew the whistle to open the basketball season in Helena, Mont., there were more than a few pop-eyed fans in the stands Because Buck was uic ova****** • * ' ~ — • --- ,. j garbed in the regulation striped shirt, gym shoes - tuxedo trousers M ______ Davis insisted that h'e"wa*sn't absent minded — nor even a social climber — it was just that regulation black slacks for refs cost $12 and tux pants only $8.50. OLD GRADED beiler caU. Herbert Ar- 800 N. Elm St. 8Wtp J IN $T0€K-- Radiant Heaters Automatic Water Heaters Automatic Water Systems Harry W, Shiver Plumbing « Htjqtmg One-Minute Sports Mai Frederick McLaughlin, owner of the Chicago Blackhawks, hasn't seen his hockey team play this season, due to a heart ailment and high blood pressure. But that hasn't stopped him from giving away 50 choice seats to service men for every Blackhawk home game . tosses away Hawks have a often . . . Bill Vassie, That means the major every time the sellout which is who did Service Dept. Pvt Luke Appling, the American League batting champ, claims it cost him $150 to be inducted into the army. Luke's home is in Georgia but he didn't ask to have his papers transferred from Chicago at the end of the season so he spent the $150 on train fare, hotels and meals to reach Fort Sheridan, 111. Fights Lost Night By the Asspciated Press New Orleans — Phil Terranova, 123 1-2, New York, stopped Jackie Callura, 126, Ontario. (6)' (N. B. A World Featherweight Champion ship). Washington — Lee Oma, 186, Detroit, outpoinled Herberl Marshall, 175, Brooklyn, (10). Newark, N. J. — Rocky Graziano, 152, New York, stopped Milo Th.eo- season. Clyde *j^ » ~-—. James Ford and Leo Walker, all triple-threat backs, sliced away al a willing bunch of reserves. "I know I have a good bunch of boys and I know Ihey can play football," Frnka said. Terronovo Retains Featherweight Title New Orleans, Dec. 28 W) T Bunch-muscled Phil Terranova is still Ihe National Boxing Association's featherweight champion -«« 13 a l rwiti j «!•»*>•*•-— * . lempts would be made by support•s to call up the anil-poll lax bill. He predicled speedy House action on a Senate-approved bill which would authorize mustering out pay ranging from $200 to $50 for demobilized service personnel and looked for early consideration of President Roosevelt's recommendation that Social Security benefits be extended to veterans. The House also has on its agenda the service men's vote bill, over which a bitter controversy arose in the Senate. punch tag to a technical knockout ne?e las" nighl over Jackie Callura in Ihe sixlh round. Some 5,000 persons saw Ihe title scrap. The payoff blow was a sharp right to the jaw which dropped Callura after catching him flat-footed and dazed. The Ontario, Canada, fiahter from whom Terranova lifted the crown here last summer went down three times m he sixth, • feed 1.15 1-2—1.23 nom. Soy- ___.j's, No. 1 yellow 1.88; No. 2, 1.86; Field seed per 100 lbs, tim- olhy 5.75-6.00 nom. NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 28 — (/!•)— _Tradc buying associated with overnight government awards, enabled cotton prices hold, sleady loday. Lale afternoon values were unchanged to 5 cents a bale higher. Mch 19,58, May 19.34 and Jly 19.09. NEW YORK STOCKS New York, Dec. 28 — — Pros ident Roosevelt's order placing the railroads under army control had no widely disturbing effect on today's stock market although priccb in most divisions gave ground mod erately. ,, Neither rail nor sleel shares, Ihe latter having Ihe hailing of th strike in Ihis induslry as an influ ence, did little either way from the opening on allhough, near th close, minor declines were visibl in both groups. Dealings quickene at inlervals and transfers for th full proceedings were around 900 England's oldest military USE 666 TABLETS. SALVE, NOSE DRO Sports Mirror By the Associated Press B?aSch*HTc"ke P y, A BiUy Southworth I boi) shares, one of the largest i and Ted WilUams named No. base- more than a month, ball men of year by Sporting News I pocfcet?J If your home is nol insured against fire you'd belter carry a rabbit's foot in every pocket! ROY ANDERSOI & COMPANY Phone 810 Hope, Arkansas INSURANCE, P^^p™f*r?"^i" Hope Star tHfe WfeAfHEft Arkansas: Mostly cloudy today, cleat-ing ih west and north portions tdnlght, partly cloudy Thursday, colder; lowest temperatures 20 to 25 in west and north, 25 to 30 in southeast portion tonight. . < VOL 45—NO. 62 Star of Hop*, 1899; PrMt, 1927. CoMolktottd January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WfBNlSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1943 O (AP)—Mian* Auockrttd Pr*M (NEA)—Ataant N«wtpop«r EMtrprli* Au'ii PRicfe 5e COPY W1\ hree Nazi Warships Sunk '!y Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN— As Time Goes by Four Years of Southern Pine Paper The newspaper building is cold as a barn today, the reason Sg: Hope Transfer company has to have the big shop doors h while unloading 27 tons of newsprint. This paper is from Jkin, Texas, which reminds me— For the last four years that you have been reading it The Star has been printed exclusively on newsprint manufactured from Southern pine. Southland Paper Mills, Lufkin, is the first and still the only mill in the world to produce i:ie coarse lion Leaders igree to Call f Rail Strike \shington, Dec. 29 — — Sec*||of War Stimson announced f.hcads of the three remaining i<l operating unions had I'tto call off a strike which fell set for tomorrow, three union chiefs issued a 'ittlement with Lt. Gen. jiSpmervell after a confer- ftie latter's office. They Canadians Seize Ortona Alter Fierce Battle 1 By WEST GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 29 (XP)— Canadian troops, who captured Ortona in the .most violent house-to-house battle of the Mediterranean campaign, smashed north along the coast in snow and sleet today toward Rome's Adriatic port of Pescara. The Allied nounced the communique an- eight-day, "bitter struggle for Ortona is over." white paper called "newsprint" I Medium bombers bombed "air- from Southern pine. fields near Rome," the comrhuni- The Northern United States mills quo declared, pounding hangars, and those of Canada, operating on buildings and dispersal areas at either side of the Great Lakes, use Ciampino, south of Rome, and "ac- spruce pulp because of its lesser curately" blasting Centocellc, east resin content. So do the Nor- O f the Italian capital, wegians, Finns and Russians use (A German broadcast recorded spruce. At one time or another in h n London said Rome was bombed the past 15 years you have read u t noon yesterday, and the Nazi- The Star printed on all of these controlled Paris radio a'sserted various newsprints—but the fact re- "Allied bombs" fell near St. mains that the new Southern pine Peter's basilica. There was no Al- product used today is whiter and \i\ed confirmation that the capital, tougher than any of the others. itself, was attacked.) It seems only a short time ago On the Fifth Army front, the that I had in this office an exhibit Germans launched a full-scale at- Nozi Prisoners Still Believe in Hitler Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 29 UP — German prisoners of war nt a camp in Colorado were revealed today to be still feeding on Herr Goebbels propaganda: A visit to the camp indicated that the thousands of prisoners — most of them young non-commissioned officers — were still giving the rigid arm, heel clicking Nazi salute. In their camp newspaper they never admitted a German defeat or retreat. Still confident that German will win, they were rather impatient of their American captors. One curly haired boy, his face a mass of freckles, who had fought in Russia and North Africa, shuddered at the mention of Russia, too cold there," he said. Robertson of the S.th'A |i>d of Locomotive Fire- a\ llEnginemen, H. W. Fras|of A \Qrder of Railway Con- Itors). $(1 T. C. Cashen of the itchrrl, \ Union of North Amer- unions represent ap- 10 railway em- decision to strike at ;ow caused President :der the nation's rail- 'er by the army LOFTUS c. 29 — (/P) — { rly 150,000 rail- strike 'tomorrow ,l:'irueffect today "''' Deadline for Auto License Friday Night The deadline for payment o state automobile and driver 1 licenses without penalty is Friday night, December 31, and Hempstead county citizens are pouring into the Slate Revenue Depart- tnat 1 nad in tms oince an exmoui uermans muncueu u iu ^-o»..»«. «- , „«:__ ,t <\, P Courthouse in of nine Georgia daily papers printed tack down the eastern coast on the mcnt office at the couitnouse in greDter nurnters UiBn a yea o Stale Revenue Agent I. L. ton said today. . , The state office, which — . Farther inland, French Moroccan the ground floor of the courthouse, Since then the Lufkin mill has troops captured a 3,000-foot moun- will remain open until about 8 been planned, construcled, pul Into tain in heavy fighting and Ameri- o'clock tonight and Thursday night * .. I . * . _ -i •_ _— ,C? n « t7!f_ ««J until n>i/^ni rtht HViH QV Til (*ht._ on a test run of the new Southern town of Ponte di Garigiliano, pine product just then Developed by the mouth of the Garlgliano ™er, the late Dr. Herty in his laboratory where a at Savannah, Ga. But actually that gress. was back in 1933—10 years ago. battle still was m pro- is on |y J08EP\ Washington; rs' for Id em ploy ei |rning were'\ operation, proven to be a success—I can troops closed in on 'San Vit- | —and until midnight Friday night, and enlarged. | tore on the vital Rome road. The Star was one of the original The violent battle for the poit of charter contract-holders with the Ortona • ended yesterday with the new Southern mill. We have com- town in rums. The Germans aie pleted the original four-year con- retreating north along the coast tract, 1940 through 1943, and have with the Canadians in pursuit, al- signed a new contract for 1944. though rain, snow and sleet, corn- Prices have risen through the U-ined .with i high , winds, is hamper- of course (newsprint prices ln & lnel * Mr. Pilkinton said. $50,000 Loss As Charles Haynes Company Burns The Charles A. Haynes Co., one of Hope's largest and most modem downtown department store, was completely destroyed by fire early ,oday and first estimates placed ,he loss at $50,000. Origin of the [ire is undermined. The blaze was first discovered about'2:30 a. m. and engulfed the entire;' building before the alarm was turned in to the fire department.? Nearby buildings suffered only minor damage, as the blaze was confined to the department store. \ ..-. Not a single piece of merchandise which included some new spring stock Was 'salvaged. The store had the most-modern fixtures of .any in southwest Arkansas. Store officials have set up temporary offices at 112 East Second street, and plan to reopen the store somewhere downtown as soon as possible. Great quantities of spring merchandise already has been pur chased and is on its way to Hope Plans have been made to send a buyer to market in a few days. Mrs. Charles A. Haynes, owner, and C. C. Lewis, manager, issued the following statement: "The loss is tremendous but not great enough to cause the loss of- friends and customers we serve. We plan .to rebuild if and when we can. In the meantime we will open .our store at another location and will continue to serve you." Foulkner County Votes Out Liquor Conway, Dec. 29 —(/P)—Faulkner county voted out legal sales of alcoholic beverages by better than a three-to-one margin in yesterday's local option election, thereby becoming the lenlh county to outlaw sales under initiated act No. 1. -* The vote in 10 out of 29 precincts, ncluding the entire city of Conway, was 1,191 against 379 ^f sales. Conway voted 935 ' against and 366 for sales. DestroyersSent to Bottom in Bay of Biscay •Europe Reds Storming Outer Defenses of Zhitomir London, Dec. 29 — (/?)— Six days after his troops regained the offensive, Gen. Nikolai Vatutin's forces today were storming the outer defenses of Zhitomir and Korosten, strategic junction points on the Leningrad-Odessa railway, 80 miles west of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Front dispatches placed one spearhead of Vatutin's First Ukraine army within 10 miles of Zhi- tomir after sweeping through Kor- ostishev and Smolovka. Heavy Soviet field guns, planted less than 20 miles away, were softening the city's defense works. Other advance weakening enemy years, fare fixed by, common consent from On e army in jfarge of rail transportation, ap- ared highly improbable. hiefs of three operating unions Conductors, firemen, and switch- en — continued in their refusal | give President Roosevelt arbi- iry powers over their wage de- inds, but they deferred announce- Int if their course on the strike festion pending a conference with tut. Gen, Brehon B. Somervell, lef of Army Service Forces who is assigned to take over the car- |jrs und^er Secretary Stimson. Both Stimson and Somervell fid that as far as they were con- •rned there would be no arbitra- |m of wages while the roads are nder. their control. It remained in eir discretion whether capitu- Ition of the three brotherhoods buld be on a cooperative or forced sis. Svcn a complete capitulation by firemen, conductors, and fritchmen would not dispose of fie wage controversy. The 15 non- perating unions of more than a Jillion workers accepted the presi- nt's offer to arbitrate, but the resident announced he can not Joceed to do that until the unions _ the carriers agree on what is be arbitrated. Thus the contro- Ij-sy is back where it started, ex" pt the 15 unions withdrew their 5ke authorization. They accepl- |the graduated increases of four (Continued on Page Three) front, Indi- Iroops occu- Fourth Term Question Brushed Aside As 'Picayune' by FDR Who Wants to Drop 'New Deal' ® 'an adequate supply of newsprint). cu t the Canosarielli several places. In the portant city of Chieti Although half of Italy was storm, Back in 1936 The Star was paying $40 a ton. The price of the shipment being unloaded today is $62. Operation of a newsprint mill is not a highly profitable business. But as such mills go the new Lufkin enterprise (Jesse Jones and a long list of noted publishers are its backers) is an oulslanding success. And Ihis is imporlant, because the dcvelopmenl of Ihe multi-million- dollar plant at Lufkin has assured the South of a brand new market for its cheaper wood. In these war days of high-priced commodities this doesn't slir up much inleresl—ij^^^f a " n "d at Vcenza, 40 mles By D. HAROLD OLIVER Washington, Dec. 29...— (IP)— Pres•"••-•"; ^T' *h» TTioMh Armv i ident Roosevelt, having brushed.- west of Ortona the Eighth Army "picayune" a direct ques- was about nine miles from the im- ^ whethPer ne would run Jor a .fourth term, was on record today swept o ay was £avoring an expanded economy American 15th Air s. mlli . units lines smashed and cap lied aircraft. The medium bombers, which attacked Rome's airfields, also bombed Guidonia, while heavy Liberator bombers pounded railway vards at the north Adriatic port of I J .. . . IT Af\ ntlnc? but it will mean a great deal in the years lo come, when Ihe war slim- ulus is -gone, when wood once more has lo face the compelilion df metal in peace-time trade. The Lufkin mill is more than just a single factory—it is a successful commercial demonstration of the chemical-laboralory-discovery a decade ago that Southern pine can be used instead of Northern spruce in the manufacture of coarse white paper. And this new-found market has a potential value of hundreds of millions of dollars annually. five. west of Vence. The force that attacked Vicenza encountered 50 German planes with a resultant fray which saw the destruction of at least 19 German planes and perhaps an additional /G. liits were scored on the largel areas al Rimini by a combined force of Flying Fortress and Liberators, escorled by P-38s. Olher aerial activily included as- saulls on rail largets near Fcren- tino; on a railway bridge near Cas- lello; Ihe porl of Carl Hubbell signed by Giants. Five Years Ago . . Fred Hutchinson, 19-year-old right bander, signs Detroil Tiger Qonlract. having some seX, wiU pTr'form for Dartmouth this winter as a marine trainee Chulky Wright is u " trouble getting to P three fights he had got as far as Washington the other day when bis plane was grounded New Haven, Conn. — Julie KQ- gan 134 1-2, New Haven, knopked out Buster Beaupre, 140, Burlington, Vt. (7). Baltimore - Curtis Sbeppard, 187 Pittsburgh, outpointed pan Merritt, 208, Chicago, (19). u * w royally with an «8ht-round knockout over Callura. Only two months before, Terranova lullabied Callura in three rounds. Callura, who entered the i i n g ast night weighing 126 pounds, packed a 2 1-2 pound weight advantage, but it only seemed to make him fall the harder. Bobby Gleason, Terranova s nwmer, said after h i s winnei crawled through the ropes: "The champion is ready to fignt anybody any time. His ne*t bout RAIL VETERAN PIES North Little Rock, Dec. 28 -(/P) - John William Doollttle, 53, who •elired in 1937 after 33 yearsi with Ihe Missouri Pacific railroad on erection crews, died in a Little Rock hospital yesterday after a ingering illness. He was a native of Hope. Chicago — Sergeant Lou Woods, 150 1-2, Detroit, outpointed Tommy James, 149, Chicago, (10). will likely be with Manuel Orliz N. B. A. Bantam king at Los An geles, January 19, for a $15.000 guarantee." You Can Learn Home Nursing.,, You can make a vital contribution to Victory by learning to keep your family well ... by nursing them when they're sk Conserve medical knowledge and skill for the armed forces." Enroll in a HOME NURSING Class without delay! The Leading Diuggist Ward & Son Phone We've Got It toping Up With Lotion Coupons Accessed and Canned Foods; Jecember 1 — First day for stamps D, E and F in ition Book 4. '^nuary 20 — Last day for j;n stamps D, E and F in |on Book 4. it, Cheese, Butter and Fati! er 19 — First day for jwn stamp Q in Book 3, cember 26 — First day for ; p stamp R in Book 3. nuary 1—Last day for brown s L, M, N, P and Q in 3- aary 2—First day for brown S in Book 3, 16 — First day for stamp 1. Valid when used, ber 1—First day for Air- stamp 1, Book 3. Valid led. 1 — First day for Jamp No. 29 in Ration |£k>od for five pounds. 15 — Last day for up No. 29, Book 4. er 22 — First day for ons in A ration book, ree gallons; Bl and are good for two S'<' jl^l — Last day for NO. 4 Ration Boofe, Allied Planes Hit Airfields Near Rome By W. W, HERCHER London, Dec. 29 — (/P) — Allied medium bombers peppered' air fields near Rome yeslerday a n c Nazi propagandists sought today to picture the operation as an at tack on the capital itself. A communique from Allied head- uarters at Algiers confirmed the lombings today. Earlier enemy ra- io stations were on the air with wild-eyed descriptions of how 'heavy bombs" shattered the out- kirts of Rome, causing damage and casualties in residential quar- ers. The Paris radio broadcast that bombs fell on Garbatella about 1 1-4 miles east of the Vatican City and close enough for the pope to see the raid. The official report from Allied headquarters, however, said the bombers had attacked the hangars, buildings and dispersal areas of the airfield at Ciampino, south of Rome, and accurately blasted the CentoceUo airdrome easl of Ihe city. Allied planes based in England also began winging into aclion again after a Christmas lull. vui.u, u, c ,— -- . northwest of Rome, and Anzio and Ncltuno, southwest of the Italian capital. ' Air Force headquarters, mean while, announced the Adriatic had been virtually closed lo German shipping as had Ihe walers belween France and Northern Italy as the result of Allied air patrols. The announcement added on the other hand that since Nov. 8, 1942, 22,526,485 tons of Allied shipping had been escorted in the Mediterranean with a loss of only one and one-half percent Slight Change in Rationing for January Washington, Dec. 29 — (If) —The new January meat chart lists only one small point value boost — on fresh hams, bul Price Administrator Chester Bowles sees the ration cost of meat beginning to climb more noticeably in February. The OPA chief, in a radio address last night, said he wouldn't be a bit surprised lo find higher values on some meat products the month after next, and added "it seems most likely that points may be higher in March and April" and during the summer. The change in fresh ham values, effective Sunday, hikes the ration term "New Deal" because, he said, "Old Doctor New Deal" has cured the country's internal ills, The patient is all right internally now, he said, but Old Doctor New Deal had to call on his partner, an orthopedic surgeon known as "Doctor Win-the-War," to heal the ex- ;ernal wounds of a bad accident suffered al Pearl Harbor. The president thought it rather puerile and political to bring the mailer up at all, bul he enumerated about 30 New Deal laws and policies and challenged his cnlics lo say which of Ihem they would ignore if Ihe patient got Ihe internal sickness again. The New York Herald-Tribune's Washington bureau chief, Berl Andrews, Ihere^ upon asked: "Does that all add up lo a fourth term declaration?" Laughter swept the president s oval office and the chief executive redening, replied: "Oh now — we are not talking about things like that now. You are getting picayune. That's a grand word to use — another word beginning with a p-picayune. (He had used puerile and political before). I know you won't mind my saying that, but I have to say something like that." When word first went out last week that Mr. Roosevelt wanted to drop the "New Deal" slogan, Republican National Chairman Harrison E. Spangler termed it an effort by the chief executive to unburden 1.1 1* «* o "nniitipai load" while ens,> figSs-r-R"§?>S6B<ah- leader, -TDU that . this ..program was finally thrown out. He then questioned whether that old policy should have been readopted in, say, 1890, and added: The nalion will have a program to meet the needs of the time. The New Deal was to meet the problems of 1932-33. In time the nation will have to have a new program, regardless of who is running the government. Elaborating on his earlier state- tured Zlobichi, five miles southeast of Korosten, and Bekhi, and equal distance to the northeast. Thus, in the first week of his new winter offensive, Vatutin has recaptured approximately half the territory which Marshal Fritz Von Mannstein took during his abortive five-week tank drive in the Kiev bulge. Imporlant towns retaken include Radomysl and Brusilov. Reoccupation of Zhitomir and Korosten, apparently just a matter of days, would nullify almost all the enemy's gains achieved during his*..costly counter-offensive.' >.;.,-_. The'.Red Army.scored on two other imporlant sectors of the long By WILLIAM SMITH WHITE London, Dec. 29 (/P) — A bril- iant new victory in the British Davy's campaign to destroy the ast effective strength of the German fleet — the sinking by com- oined warship and air'action of ;hree German destroyers in the Bay of Biscay and crippling 'of others — 'was announced today. A joint Admiralty and Air Ministry communique telling/of these blows in southern waters off the coast of France followed by only a few hours publication of the ful story of the sinking of the Germar battleship Scharnhorst in the cold Arctic. Full details of the Biscay action are yet to be told but it plainly was a large scale enterprise and one which perhaps is still continuing 'Other details are awaited," the communique said. In the same area an Axis block ade runner was sent to the bottom by coastal command planes. Nothing was said of any British loss. This new spurt of British naval fire — fire which already had dealt a crippling if not a mortal wound to German capital ship power— brought to at least 42 the number f German destroyers and torpedo Doats known sunk since the start Allied Invaders Go Nearer Cape ••• : '. '' v ', Gloucester Field —War in Pacific < By MORRIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor Allied troops rolled on toward prime objectives in rain-swept New Britain and in-the jungles of New Guinea in fast-mounting twin drives to straddle the Japanese defense system for the Bismarck archipel- ment that the past program lave to be carried on after will the front, according to war communique. the In Moscow northern war in the light of what is happening in other nation, the president said it will not pay to go into economic isolationism any more than it would pay to go into military so- latonism. This is not just a question of dollars and cents, he added, although he said some people think it is. It is a question of long range policy, he continued, which ties in human beings with dollars, to the benefit of capital and of human White Russia Gen. Ivan Bagramian's Siberian shock troops dissipated 16 German counter-attacks on the approaches to Vitebsk, killed more than 1,200 Nazis and liberated several villages. Dispatches said Bagramian's vanguards were within five miles of that heavily-forti fied enemy stronghold/ • South of the Kiev bulge in the nieper Bend, the Germans were Iso falling back. In the drive on irovograd, the Russians de- ;royed 33 Nazi tanks and killed 000 enemy troops after shattering fierce tank and infantry counter- ttack with a deadly artillery bar- beings. He said it seems pretty clear himself of a "political load" while •unning for a fourth term. "Can the leopard change his spots?" Spangler asked then. There was no immediate Republican reaction to yesterday's discussion, which went on at such length that the White House did the unusual thing of furnishing newsmen with a stenographic transcript for their guidance, but not direct quotation except in a few instances. Twin-engined Mosquito bombers struck at western Germany last night and typhoon bombers hit the "rocket-gun coast" of northern France. Both missions were carried out without loss. In addition fighters swept over enemy territory in daylight, destroying a German plane and losing one of IJ^eir own. cost one point a pound, eliminating the differential between fresh and smoked types in effect the last three weeks. The reason Considerably increased vmoement of the fresh cut since validation recently of a special stamp for five points of pork. The values on the rest of pork (Contwiue4 on P^ge Three) One question and answer at the end of the discussion, which was left out of the transcript, left reporters a little puzzled because it differed a bit from something the president had said previously — to the effect that when victory comes the program of the past has got to be carried on, in the light of what is going on in other countries. Left out was the reply to a question whether he meant the "New Deal" was scrapped only temporarily and was to be picked up again after the war. He replied by recalling that a ten-year program of repression and punishment for the south was adopted after the Civil War under the leadership of Thaddeus Stev- that the nation must now plan for and help to bring about, an expanded economy which will result in more security, employment, recreation, education, health and housing for all its citizens so the conditions of 1932 and the start of 1933 won't come back again. He said, the post-war program hasn't been settled on at all — ex cept in generalities. As for now, he repeated the remedies "Old Doctoi New Deal" used were for interna troubles and that with "Doctoi Win-the-War" now in attendancr the principal emphasis, the over whelming emphasis, should be or winning the war. At the outset, he said some peo pie have to be told how to spel "cat," even people with a norma ly good education, and a lot of peo pie have forgotten entirely. He wa referring to why the New Pea came into existence and the rem dies proposed to cure economic ills He said the ills were remedied, but a lot of people peddling all this talk about "New Deal" today are not saying anything about why the patient had to have all those reme- He then read from a list of about 30 New Deal laws, including bank deposit insurance, soil conservation, old age and unemployment insurance, and others, always ending of the war. This total is exclusive if ships known to have been hit and probably lost. ? The first announcement did not say when the action took^lace. It was assumed from the wording of the comumnique the German naval vessels may have .been escorting an enemy convoy through. thesBay of: Biscayi-s^whlch- lies'"' westvCof France and due north of Spaiin. The new blows against Hitler's fast dwindling Navy came on the heels of the death of the 26,000- ton Nazi battleship Scharnhorst late Sunday in the Arctic after she and other German cui-iace units had ventured forth :o ;utack a Russian-bound convoy. . The authoritative Soviet publica tion Red fleet, in an article made available through the Soviet Moni tor, summed up the naval actions in this manner: "With the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the German battle fleet has ago. ' American marines propelling the New Britain arm of the offensive; beat off four enemy counterattacks, expanded their beachhead perimeter' and advanced two muddy miles to within one and one-half miles of the Cape Gloucester airdrome on the northwest coast. Australian troops, on the New Guinea side, swept forward on the oast of the Huon peninsula and in- and, : - seized a key enemy point in he Ramu valley 35 miles south of Hadang, first sizable Japanese >ase north of Allied-won territory. Allied planes ranged over the whole area and in a series of en-- gagements over New Britain, shot down 37 Japanse planes, Ameri- $1 4^ can. Liberators heaviest smash 1 'carried at the out' the Marshall J. i age. The Germans were forced ack to their original positions lis area, Moscow said. in virtually ceased to exist. The Scharnhorst did not risk putting to sea (originally). Other German surface craft also remained idle in their base in the north of Norway, but the hour came when Hitler had to play his, last card, that was One Arkdnsan Killed Many Are Wounded Washington, Dec. 29 (IP)— Pla- oon Sergeant Graden N. Gammill, U S Marine Corps has been killed n action, the Navy Department announced today. He was the son of when t h 'e trumped." Scharnhorst was ,onzoe C. Gammill, Nettleton, Ark. The department listed as wounded in action Corporal Ralph Stephens U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, son of J. S. Stephens, Bono, Ark. Nine other Arkansans have been wounded in action, the War Department announced today. They are: Central Pacific area, Pfc. Carl Samuels, son of Ira Dave Samuels, Redstar. . Pacific area, Pfc. Frank Banks, Jr son of Mrs. Isabella Banks, Eudora; Pvt. Don L. Calvin, son of Mrs. Mattie Taylor, 1312 Phoenix Avenue, Texarkana; Cpl. Lee W. Holloway, son of Mrs, Linnie Holloway, Rt. 7, Pine Bluff; Pvt. Lyle Huie, son of Roscoe Huie, Formosa; Cpl. Raymond W, Jones, son of Mrs Ada J. Jones, Bald Knob; Sgt. Phillip A- Poole, son of Mrs. Mary Poole, Bradley; and Pvt. Garland Shelby, son of Mrs. Viola Shelby, Rt. 4, Pine Bluff. Mediterranean area, Pfc. Shannon L. Gardner, son of Earl Gardner, Dewitt; and Sgt. William C. Heard, brother of Alleene Heard, Bald Knob. each subject mentioned with a remark that some people want to abolish all that. MISSING OVER GERMANY Fayetteville, Dec. —(/P)— Lieut. Harold Luke of Fayetteville, recently recommended for the Dis- tinquished Flying Cross for his work in the Schweinfurt raid, is missing from a bombing misson over Germany Nov. 26, friends here were notified yesterday. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. Luke, live in Little Rock. In most animals the eyes look tp the side and have separate fields of vision. Silver Star Aword to Lewisville Man The Silver Star Lt. Commander Pearl Harbor was awarded Donald W. Gladney, native of Lewisville, Ark. Monday for his accomplishment as member of the staff of a flag officer commanding task forces "during numerous actions in the central and south Pacific." He is the son of Donald W. Red Cross Appeals for Old Clothing Mrs. Claude Whitehurst, Home Service Chairman of the Hempstead County Chapter, American Red Cross, requests all who have extra clothing, bedding, or furniture, to give it to the Red Cross to be used in relieving distress, Several fires have occurred recently in the rural sections of the county, where families have lost everything, and neighbors were unable to furnish even minimum immediate requirements of these unfortunate families. It is not only very expensive to buy these articles new, but sometimes they .can't.be found in the stores. There are, no doubt, many of them in homes that do not need them and their owners would be glad to put them to good use. These things need not be in first class condition, as they can be patched or mended before they are given out, and will serve the purpose as well as new articles, anc save the Red Cross time and money. Most families who lose then- homes have no money or credit, and will suffer unless some friends or organization comes to their rescue. Several have come to the Red Cross recently and all have been helped, but it has taken considerable time and money, which could be used to betler purpose if islands.with a 50-ton bombardment ilet.Jaluit atoll-ir H'ifhSih'als'o was tacked Sunday. ,The Tokyo radio announced Japanese forces had "returned to their original base of operations" after striking at the Rice Bowl sector of Central China in a campaign, in which the Chinese said the invaders suffered a crushing defeat. Another Tokyo broadcast told of efforts by Premier Hideki Tojo to, • , boost food production. It coincided . l with the assertion by the Chung- s: ting radio that the Japanese, fac- ng an "acute" food shortage, were getting only one-third of the daily rice ration allowed the Chinese, In this country, two members of Congress expressed differing views on how long it would take to defeat Japan. Senator George (D-Ga) said he could not visualize Japan holding, put long after the collapse of Germany, commenting "I'm not one of those who think Japan will hold on ' for three, four -or five years longer. When Germany falls, she will begin looking for a way out, m my opinion." On the other hand, Rep. Warren G. :Magnuson (D-Wash) declared "although we have high hopes of victory in 1944 in Europe, Jap strength ih the Gilbert and Mai> , :hall islands should be indicative • of the duralion of the war in the', . Pacific." The Japanese showed signs of stiffening resistance on New Britain in an attempt to ward off the serious threat to the outer segment of their southwestern defense aye, m United Stales marines moved forward on Cape Gloucester with, support of lanks, artillery and, above all; a dominant air cover. The Allied communique said our losses have been "extremely light." Only one ship — a destroyer — was lost in the landing operations Sunday. Of the 37 enemy planes shot down, 34 fell in the Arawe sector where U. S. Sixth Army forces established a beachhead Dec, 15 on the southwest coast. American •fighters destroyed 30 of the Japanese divebombers and fighters. P-T boats brought down the other four. Loss of both the western end of New Britain and the air base 'at Vtadang, New Guinea, would force he Japanese to fall back on their .haltered bastion of Rabaul m lortheastern New Britain and on Wewak far up the coast of New Guinea. Allied military leaders lave expressed confidence in the ability to knock out Rabaul from he air. Gladney, cashier. Sr., Lewisville bank The sandal was Ihe everday shoe of Ihe ancient Greeks. there were a small store of these second-hand articles .to draw from. Everyone is asked to check up and see how ma|ny articles of clothing, furniture, or bedding can be spared, then call Mrs. Claude Whitehurst, Phone 145, who will be glad to pick them up. When the United States entered World War I there were only 5i planes, 65 officers and 1,00.0 enlisted men in the army air corps SPECIAL EHIBITION Little Rock, Dec. '29 —The 6th Panther Division combat units Erom Camp Robinson will put on a special exhibition for Arkansas editors during the Arkansas Press Association meeting here Jan. 21-22, Kenneth Elliott, association secretary, said yesterday. About 39per cent of the forest fires that occur in the Rocky Mountain region are caused by man, says the U. S. forest service.

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