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9 ftfc^ij&SBSSft'yViff :*! i*t6M ; el«i mottsr of the ostotfitt W ,»<*». Artrtfadi. und«r th« -f« . Wwspopef Entefipfls* Att'n. (Af*dy» f oyobt. tn , liso . th« Presl ri «xelinlv«ly •ntttlcd to the u« for r»publlcdtlon of all news dls- pdtth«s efedtrtd M-» of not otherwise <Nstfit«t In.this pcj5*f and also th« lotol pubtbhri hctrin. -' i .-National A«»«rtl*»<t« <U»minH«lt« -, ^kart«u DattlM, |M.> Mwnphts, Ttrm., ' ttfteH Buthflrtfli ChfeO**, 400 North Mich- toon Avenue; New Yarn City, 292 Modlson »<ve.? Detroit, Mkh., 2841 W. Grand Blvd.; 'Oklahoma City. 414 Terminal IBdg.: New Orleans. 722 Union St* Hold Iv.rythinj Thirty SMOiuk Ov«r Tokyo * JSMtfo'Book-of-lh.-Moiilh * Social and P MOM STA'K 1 , MOM, ARKANSAS crtotia Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor f»hone 768 Between 8 •. m. And 4 p. m. l cant i»u ft an - _ an ttfMt. . T.».«fa.u. lint. iiMi. "What d<J you want to be"an* airpla&e mechanic ,for?, .It's i — - v _»^ it* *r*rc* ?.•>•*•: SIDE GLANCES By Go I b rath The Zero started to dive for u§. O UR EYES FOLLOWED the Jap Zeros as they^came closer and closer to us. They looked like one of our American racing planes, with their big air-cooled engine and stubby wings. I kept just over the tops of a forest of evergreens. The first echelon of Zeros swept up over our transparent nose and disappeared in the metal top that shut off our view. The second V of Japanese planes was now doing likewise, but just before I lost sight of them overhead the Zero on the left end peeled off and started to dive for us. I clicked the inter-phone just as Thatcher did. Anxious seconds dragged by. "I saw him," he said.' I was relieved, until I thought again aboti't the turret. I told Thatcher to tell me when he wanted lite to turn on the emergency power. Five or six interminable seconds dragged by. Then 1 asked Thatcher if he svantcd the turret power turned on now. , "No, wait awhile," he said. My mind was making pictures of that Zero diving on our tail with cannon and machine gun fire, t called Thatcher again. There was no answer. 1 thought that something might have gone wrong with the inter-phone "He's gone," Thatcher said. and that Thatcher even now might be yelling into a dead phone that he needed the turret. I was just about to take a chance arid switch on the precious power when Thatcher cnnie on the phone again. "I don't know what the Hell happened to him," he said. "Me must have gone back in the formation," We skit f nmcd along, over the roof tops of a few small villages. Then -we came up over a hill, dusting the top of a temple, and there before us, as smooth as glass, lay Tokyo Bay. It was brilliant in the mid-day sun and looked as limit- In the bay sat a fat Jap aircraft carrier, r less as an ocean. I came down to within about 1J feet,; while AlcClure checked pur course. J We were about two minutes out over the bay when all of us seemed to look to the right at the same time and there sat the biggest, fattest looking aircraft carrier we had ever seen. It was anchored, and there did not seem to he a man in sight. It was an awful temptation not to change course-mid try one on it. Hut we had been so/ drilled in what to do with those bombs that I decided t6 go on. We had one objective—Tokyo. And it was just ahead. (Continued tomorrow) Drawings copyrlslit, 1943, by King Fcntutes Syndicate, Inc. Text copyright, 1DI3, by Random House. Inc. A Book-of-thc-Month Club selection. —0 \ At c\ FUNNY BUSINESS By Hershberger Williams QUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople DISPATCHES TO \ THE WAR BCKXRD? WHY, MOBODV CAM UNDERSTAND SUCH CHICKENS TRACKS/ I CUT OUT );( I SEE ONi TrWS TH' WAY I WASJT IT.' MV ARMY WAMTS A FURLOUGH AM 1 THE OMLV WAY I KIM KEEP HIM SOLDIERlW IS TO KEEP HIM APPLVIM' PER JAKE'S AUWAVS N \ HE -STILL. OWE'S HER A '- v\lEOO<MG OTHER -SIDE OP THE- CLlPPlrAS, 6ROOGWT HO/V\& A A.R V AMD SHE- ASKED IF- ) > IT/ THAT'S AU9O ONE OF MOUR. \MEP\KNE SSBS.' BEEF POT PIE o, COLLECTING HOTEL SOAP cor*, ifu tn MA MtVKi. me. T. M. MC. u.V«T. or?> Ifl "Remember, sergeant, keep her out of drafts! She catches Ifl cold__easily. and' I don't want her to start the new ear with a runny nose!" &»d«'kYNtAi8«Vlc'ilNt'Y.M.'»tkd'Y>iT nit"'No Starch, please!" Out on a Limb Donald Duck By Walt Disney By Leslie Turnei Eavesdroppers HERE 5 ANOTHER REPORT ON THAT / . J. 1V HA,VE ... '-—— 'CAN'T ATAKIS HUEH MINUTES TO SEW MOWtMMM I /.EAST LOCATE THE «U MAKE IT \ A PICTURE, WCTHER. ITS ONE MILE TRANSMITTER 8V I CAN'T MAKE OUT THAT SI6NAI, 40 fAVTKR, OK AMUNO DC WOULD, COUWEL J Thimble Theater <fS Bv Fred Harmon Just a Misdemeanor HE HASTO BE UNDER TURM SEVENTEEN T HIM OVER VOOUJM! VOU MM ttJHATS HE DID A ^ DUMB DUMB THIN&) ABOUT < fj HE'SRISHTiTHEV CAN'T TURN ONE EYH IS PAlMTEOmOU) THE NAvy CAN'T ON, AM 1 1 GOT A <riTURM VOUt)OtUN THAIS NOT /\ 5ERIOUO CHfVKGE BUT VOE STILL DOSTT H/\ME AS 600D OOIDN ; V AS IKI'A NAW UP.' YOU'RE NOT.. HLJRTT/ VvN OUT HERE, rV\RSHAL— TriEV ' EVIDENCE Of COUNSlERrEITlS)G, DRAFT CARD 'AT SEZ YAM EIGHTEEN^, MOBOOVASTMB RECKON YOU'RE RIGHT THErN FOR KILL US,' IWTHE NAVV IBEEM 6I6HTEEM By Edaar Martin By V. T. Hamljn t *» ';\\O TJ i ;-I'D PERSONALLY SEE TO IT "THAT ' " HA.KSDS No Sooner Said Than Done By Chic Younfl Freckle* and Hit Friend* Commuting By Cannon By Merrill Blotter I'LL HAVE A HAMBURGER. 1 f f f A CUP OF COFFEE AND A f * fl A CIGAR. / We SAW WIK'-.TON CHURCHILL AND WE SENT A TELEGRAM JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO AND / HOWE, SAYING THAT WE SAW. NOW HE'S IN LONDON/ HOW V HIM 1 . NOBODY'LL BELIEVE US/ DID HF GiT THERE x» ItLfilVE \ THE FlgST * ONE THAT BRIN6SPOWM W SLIPPERS A MEATBALL Miss Evelyn Brlarit is Hostess at. Bridge A lovely party O f the post- un-istmns season was (lie bridge given lust evening by Miss Evelyn Brlnnt at her homo on South Elm street. A lighted Christmas tree, candles, and greenery completed the decor in the living room where three ..tobies were arranged for contract. .-.Firs.! prize went to Miss Marjory Waddle, second to Mrs. Frank ..Howson, and the traveling prize to ..Mrs, McDowell Turner. Miss Nell .Williams, bride-elect, was present- -cd with a' lovely gift of linen. Following the games the 1 hostess served a delectable salad and desert course with lea to the following guests enjoying Ihe parly: Miss Waddle, Mrs. Howson, Mrs Turner, Miss Williams, Miss Virginia Rose Atkinson, Miss Daisy Dorothy Heard, Mrs. Bill Tom Bundy, Mrs. H. B. Bishop, Miss Mary Louise Keith, Miss Mary Delia White, Mrs. David Defir, and Mrs. J. A; McLarty. Coming and Going Mrs. Syd McM.ith and son, Sydney, are guests of the Rev. and Mrs. F. S. Vlclc In Arkadelphia this week. After a holiday visit with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Becne, Pvt. Wallace Beenc has returned to Sheppard Field, Texas. Miss Jane Carter left yeslcrday for Wilson, Ark. after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Carter. Pvl. Harold Stephens, a former, student at Hcndrix college, has relumed to Sheppard Field, Texas after spending Christmas with his 'parents, Mr. aand Mrs. Herbert Stephens of Blcvins. ;5jMrs. McDowell Turner leaves today for Arkndelphia after a holiday isiit' with relatives in Hope and Wnndria. and Mrs. George Crows are . from Dallas, where they vl (ted relatives Christmas week. ¥ ,ncl Mrs. Graydon Anthony — v Yntortaining Mrs. Anthony's sislo. VMrs. O. G.-Wren, and son, Jimrti fJSi' Little Rock this week. Stnfy'*Sergeant Virgil W. Warmack \ ^returned lo San Marcos, Texas \ fr spending the holidays with hi\ parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. \V\ flack. \ rf Miss V^inia Cassidy of New Orleans \ 1L visit relatives and •friends hoi Vthis weekend. Pvt. Olei. %.' Floyd of Camp Chaffcc, Arl |bas been the guest •of Mrs: Floyd •8na"da"ughler7Peggy Sue. -Pvt. and Mrs. Rufus Rainy .Gar- NEW SAENGER Starts Today Latest News IALTO iOW SHOWING anil janna Durbin in mazing Holliday' land of Wichita Falls, Texas spent Christmas with Iheir parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Garland and Mr. and Mrs. S, M. Pankcy of Emmet. P/c, and Mrs. Lesler N, Watkins of Paris, Texas spent the holidays with rclalives and friends in Hope. Births Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Turner of Slanlon, Va. announce the arrival of a daughter, Sharon Lynn, December 20. Mr. and Mrs. John Turner of Hope arc the paternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Ira James House are Ihe parenls of a son born Sunday, December 19, al Ihe Josephine hospilal, Cotnmunloties Pfc. Loy L. Calo, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Calo, Hope Rt. 1. will graduate January 3 from the B-24 Liberator bomber mechanics school at Kccslcr Field, Biloxi, Miss. Slight Change icontlnucd From Page One) cuts and all other Important brown- stamp foods remain virtually unchanged on the now chart, with butter continuing al 10 points and veal, lamb and all but three beet items staying put. Cheese points, too, remain the same. The beef" changes are a two-point reduction in dried beef values, to 12 points a pound, a one-point cut to three poinls for tongue, and for sliced, rcady-to-cat tongue a Uvo- point downward revision, to six poinls a pound. In his radio lalk, Bowles dlrecl- cd sharp crilicism al "profiteers, chiselers, lobbyists and pressure groups," declaring they have been "altogether too loud and too insistent 'for the good of a nation at War." He said he had been shocked at their clamor for higher prices and profits "while the country is fighting for its exislcnce." Reviewing the stains of the various rationing programs, the administrator termed the Iruck tire situation "in many respects the mosl serious" the country faces; passenger car lire restrictions, he added, may be relaxed about the middle of next year as more syn- Ihlic liros become available. The gasoline shortage, Bowles said, is likely to become more acute in 1944 with military needs mounting. But Ihere is enough fuel oil and kerosene lo mainlain ralions at 10 gallons a coupon unit during period threo.-of the heating season. Bowles predicled a serious silUa- lion in aulomotive transportation as' passenger cars wear out, emphasizing that of half a million new cars in thg ration pool two years ago, only 60,000 remain. Without indicaling whether points would be lowered or raised, Bowles told of "some changes" to be made later this week in processed food point values. To Speak Here Strikes Now Average 10 A Day Compared to 4 Each Day Before Legislature's Anti-Strike Law Miss Gladys Pearson, San Bernadino, Calif., is one of the Iwo Evangelists beginning a Revival meeting at the Gospel Tabernacle Sunday. Miss Pearson, together with Miss Margaret Plunkett, has travelled extensively throughout the South in Revival work. They will be introduced and will speak at the Annual Walch Nighl Service al the Tabernacle Friday night from 8:00 p. m. 'till 12:00 midnight. By JAMES MARLOW AND GEORGE ZIELKE Washington, Dec. 29 (yf 1 ) —the anti-strike law Went into .effect last July 1 as a strike-stopper but how strikes are averaging 10 a day throughout the country compared with about four a day this tirhe last year. Federal officials, unwilling to be quoted by name for fear of being mixed in a controversy say;* II is. very possible the tinii-slrike aw is being used by soffife. workers' 'a's a slick to.beat thp' bpss^ln. obtaining their' .demands ^th'rJBitih strike threats which never materialize. - • .'•••• •'••.. Rep. .Smilh CD-Va.)— Who authored the anti-strike law 1 with Union Leaders (Continued Brom Page One) to 10 cents and want the president to decide their right to overtime after 40 hours, but the carriers want both questions arbitrated as one. The two operating unions — the trainmen and engineers — who promptly accepted the president as referee are receiving meanwhile the benefit of n.5-cent hourly increase which he awarded as an overtime benefit. With all the fanfare and flourish accompanying government possession of the railroads, Secretary Stimson broadcast last night an assurance to the public that "there Will be no alteration in schedules, in service or in personnel because of the change." "The same men will operate the trains, the yards, the shops, the stations, and all other installations In precisely the same way as before," he said. "In the weeks that lie ahead Ihere must be cooperation, confidence and mutual helpfulness. The people of the nation will expect nothing less. Above all, there must be such an overriding sense of loyalty and devotion that the NEW SAENGER Special New Year's Preview Friday Night, lip, m. Says Waste at Pine Bluff Arsenal Untrue Washington, Dec. 29 — The War Department said today reports of wasle and extravagance at the Pine Bluff, Ark.i arsenal were "rumors having no basis in fact." Its findings were contained in a report made public by Senator Caraway (D-Ark). In transmitting the report to Mrs. Caraway, Maj. Gen. Eugene Reybold, chief of army engineers, who explained an investigation was made last October by representatives of the office of the chief of the Chemical Warfare Service, the ofice o Ihe chief of Engineers and the Production Division, headquarters, Army Service Forces. The investigation was ordered at request of the House Small Business Committee, the report said, after publication of an article in Ihe Arkansas Gazette Oclober 16, 1943, entitled "Government's Wasle Evident in Pine-Bluff." The Truman Commillee of Ihe Senale also made ils own invalidation with assistance of the deparlment, report said. The report submitted to Senator Caraway covered only Ihe department's investigation. Construction of the arsenal, located 10 miles north of Pine Bluff, was starled in December, 1941, Ihe reporl said, and Ihe first manufacturing facilities 'were " Completed and in operation in July 1942. "The arsenal comprises approximately 1,000 buildings which are used in the manufacture and storage of munitions," the reporl said. "All the facilities were subslanlial- ly completed on June 30, 1943, and the arsenal went into full operation in July, 1943. "The current estimated cost of production is approximately $57,700,000. The peak of construction on the project was reached in July, 1942. when over 16,000 were employed, At the lime of Ihe investigation personnel employed in the arsenal consisted of approximately 250 officers, 600 enlisted men and 8,300 civilian employes. "All charges of waste and extravagance, as well as all suggestions of irregularities of any nature, coming to the attention of the War Department representatives were investigated. Considering the size of this project and the speed of its construction, Ihe wasle, if any, was negligible. The construction contracted performed its contract in a manner which earned for it commendation from the War Department, and an army and navy 'E' award. "The operations carried on at the arsenal arc a real tribule to the ability of the people of Arkansas to perform new and difficult jobs with which they had had no previous experience with skill and efficiency. Without exception, Ihe charges of wasle and exlravagance were found lo be rumors having no basis in fact. "The newspaper article appears to have been written in the utmost good faith but without an adequate investigation of the facts. The author frankly admitted he was not qualified to pass upon the value of the materials sold or their condition or possible use. He had never been on the arsenal. The article was prepared afler he talked with some junk dealers, and with other persons who represented themselves to him as having knowledge." The report then took up individually various charges of waste and extravagance, and in all cases found complaint or crilicism unjustified. Cutie: "All my life I've been •saving my kisses for a great big strong man like you." Sailor: "Baby, prepare to lose the savings of a lifetime." Firearms were first used in European warfare in the 14th century. Hollywood Senator Conhally (D-'Te'x.)'—says the measure needs to be revised to put "teeth" in it. There were 300 strikes last November but only 144 in November a year ago, according to Uie government's bureau of labor statistics which compiled the strike figures. Some of last month's shutdowns were due to the coal mine strikes. But only a few. While the number of workers involved and the number of man- hours lost last month were largely due to the coal mine strikes, the number of strikes was not. Looking at December's still incomplete figures, federal officials say strikes this month will have been about the same as Novem-; bor's. Here is the background of the anti-strike law, what it is '••'. s u p- posed to do, and what is happening: John L. Lewis last June 23 called off his coal miners' third strike of the year until Oct. 31 to permit settlement of his wage demands. Two days later, June 25, Congress, furious at the mine shutdowns which were to cost the nation 40 million tons of coal in 1943,passed the anti-strike law over the president's veto. The law had two main provisions, both of which have been severely mauled: 1. It provides that whenever a labor dispute threatens in a war plant, representatives of the workers shall file a notice with three government agencies, especially the National Labor Relations board. For the 30 days after such notice is filed workers and bosses are to continue uninterrupted war production. On the 30th day the NLRB conducts a secret vote to determine whether the workers wish to strike. Those 30 days between filing of: intention to strike and the strike vote — is supposed to be a "cool- ing-ot'f" period, a time in which bosses and workers may be able to iron out their problems. In his veto of the measure President Roosevelt commented that 30- day period might have the contrary effect and become a "boiling period instead of a cooling period" and "force a labor leader Who is trying to prevent a strike in accordance with his no-strike pledge to give the notice which would cause the taking of a strike ballot and might actually precipitate a strike." • 2. The law empowers the pres'i-; dent to order government seizure of .War plants threatened with a .shutdown and at the sarne time provides fines and imprisonment for persons instigating or aiding strikes in such seized plants. Oct. 31, when no wage agreement had been reached with Lewis' men, (he miners struck again. They contended they Were not striking, only slaying away from the mines where they no longer had a working contract. Nov. 1, in keeping with the anti- slrike law, Ihe president ordered Inlerior Secretary 'ickes to seize (he mines for the governmnt. But the miners did not go back to work until two days later when lold to by Lewis who by then had reached a wage agreement with Ickes. Meanwhile, work-stoppages and strikes in other war induslries were occurring allhough they had not been .seized by the government. In such cases the only penalty for violation of the law's required 30- day notice before striking in a war is a civil suit for damaees. The government or a war contractor may sue employes or their representatives if damages can be shown. The Department of Justice says it has no record of any such suit filed. One Labor Department expert said: "It's like this. The walk-outs or strikes may last a few hours or a few days. Bosses, wilh the workers back, don't want to start another rumpus with a court action for damages. So they don't." During the first three months after the law went into effect at least 97 of 100 war plant strikes apparently ignored the 30-day cooling-off period prescribed by the anti-strike measure. This Information is based on NLRB records and government information. In those three months employee representatives filed 197 notices of intention lo strike, conforming with the law's requirements. Of that total, 144 subsequently were withdrawn, leaving 53 on which to conduct votes. In 47 of whose 53 polls the majority of employes voted to strike. But only 15 of them actually went strikes were only a relatively small so far as to strike. Yet those 15 proportion of the war plant stoppages. By ROBBIN COONS Hollywood —• Eleanor Powell wilj play a dancing press agent in "Sen- sallons* of 1944," and I never heard.of a dancing press agent, and probably Andrew Stone never did either, at least not of a p. a. whose 1 toes twinkle and twitch in the Powell manner. Yet there's a reason, tied up with The 'Siberia' of the Aleutian Atka Island, Ready for Japs, By RUSSELL ANNABEL , o£ water under the iafjle.8 ift United ^fess Staff Correspondent officers' mess and the plac°e V) Alka Island, Alaska UP — Now cold that it was common practice j that the Japs have been kicked out sit at table with your parkaf of the Aleutians and there is littld fur cap on. •>• chance of them .coming back save ^ for nuisance raids, the story of ! e r""wouitf clause one of the headaches in putting to- Atk(a ^ sla " d "n be told, at least in .,..11 _ r-.^t _:i-.._ .. ' , ° ' nnrf mr ilio fircf limr> event *wh eft i a transport' 1944 Sure to Bring Military Showdown That Probably Will Shape World for Hundred Years mounting power of our military operation will not falter on the road to its final victory." Mr. Roosevelt expressed hope at his news conference that the railroads can be turned back to private operation soon but he was not specific about conditions. Both the president and the army made it clear they believe that the criminal provisions of the war labor disputes act are applicable to any act of conspiracy or encouragement to strike. t By LEWIS HAWKINS . ; ;( London, Dec. 29 — (ff 1 )— Among the few sure-thing bets for 1944 is 'the certainly that Western Europe will see a military showdown that may shape the world's life for hundreds ol! years. At the worst, this showdown will come in searing battle; at best, it will come in ,swift bloodless occupation of a Germany torn by British- American bombs and Russian carnage and finally collapsing under the hopeless certainty of disastrous defeat. Not even the highest placed authorities in London, Washington and Moscow — or even Berlin •— hold the full answer. But none in the Allied or Axis capitals now can doubt seriously thai at long last the United Slates, Britain and Russia pre agreed and determined that 1944 must see the final counting in Western Europe — at no matter what cost. The "second front," called for by the Russians they reeled under the impact of the German invasion in the summer of 1941, quickly became the touch stone for political sentiment and tinder for oral conflagration in millions of drawing rooms, offices and bars. But; for reasons daily becpming more obvious, Washington and London decided on the North African occupation first and stripped the British Isles of most of American units, leaving no more than a safe garrison strength of British and Canadian soldiers. This African testing of the British-American military team stemmed but did not stop the second front agitation and, as the spring of 1943 came, appeals again were sounded more loudly. History may show that much of this agitation was part of a scheme between the Russians and the Western Allies to maintain German apprehension. The German high command kept 40-odd divisions on guard in the west against an invasion that simply was not coming in 1942 and 1943. It was not coming because Washington and London were committed to knocking out Italy first and at no time up through the summer of 1943 had gained the strength necessary to tackle Hitler in his own front yard. In fact, not until the early sumer of 1943 were American units left in England by the African hegira reinforced by more ground fighting units. The German commentator Ser- tprius has estimated the combined Allied strength in Britain at 50 divisions, or any army of around 900,000. No one here would want to confirm or deny such a figure but it is hardly secret that any invasion landings may be expected' to eclipse those in Sicily where an hours. If intensified bombings and Russian pressure in the next few months should force a German withdrawal from outlying sections o£ the conquered continent — say Norway and Southern France —the Allies undoubtedly are prepared to pour in troops at a furious pace in an effort to catch and engage the enemy before he completed the withdrawal. Similarly, to expedite the master plan, there may be feint landings and bluffs at many places. Almost certainly, when the big day comes, there will be landings at several places simultaneously to force dis- person of the enemy's efforts, '•' All plans are being made on the assumption that the fiercest kind, of resistance will be offered by the Germans who still can muster a force of 1,000,000 men in a short time to battle for the west. gellicr a first-class movie revuei Stone, 'the producer, is naturally delighted at acquiring tapster Powell as his star. On the other hand, he isn't so sure that aimore conventional type of press agent wouldn't suil his story purposes setter. But regular actresses are chary of revues. You can't gel Rosalind Russell, Garbo or Colbert near one. You can't get many regular actors either. No straight performer wants lo buck the competition jf glittering specialty acts — ex- jert singers, dancers, acrobats, .rained animals. Miss Powell now, she isn't afraid. She knows her feet can hold their own, even when dancing wjth a trained horse. A horse? Stone has rounded up what the circuses would call (and maybe Stone's own p, a. will, too) gargantuan collection of acts — from circuses, night clubs, vaudeville, dance halls. All this and W.C. Fields, too. And all of them, he says, will help the story along. Stone is a tall, rangy, amiable fellow you'd never in Hollywood spot as a producer. He's an independent producer, meaning that he raises his own money and plans his own, productions without interference from ,an omniscient front' office. He disclaims any special knowledge of music, other than playing the piano a little, and yet virtually his entire career in pictures, begun in 1926 when he was 24, has centered around 'music. That was the year he sold out his rock, sand and gravel business and with $5,000 of the proceeds turned movie-maker. His first picture was a two-reeler called "Elegy," silent, but designed for Massenet's "Elegie" as orchestral accompaniment. Since then all but two features he has directed or' produced have been musicals — "The Great Victor Herbert" and "Stormy Weather" among the better known. Several years ago, at Paramount, he was assigned to direct a picture about a pair of romancing crooks and an old musician. He wanted Doug Fairbanks, jr., just then hitting his stride, Ann Sothern, then in a slump, and Paderewski. He got guileless-looking Gene Raymond, 16-year-old Olympe Bradna, and Lewis Stone. The studio argued that Sothern was through, and who cared about Paderewski? "Paderewski wanted to do the part," says Andy Stone, "and we paid Lewis Stone more than Paderewski asked. Then Paderewski made 'Moonlight' Sonata,' which cleaned up just because he was in it.". , ' .*".-•, part, for the first time. The story begins last Summer when Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivr Bauck' her, Jr., commanding general of the Alaska Defense Command, was engaged in a nice military juggling act of shellacling th'e Japs on Kiska and Atlu as often as the weather permitted and at the same time hastily fortifying the 80-mile sweep of the Aleutian chain. ' Umnak and Cold Bay were ready, as was Dutch Harbor and Kodiak, Adak had just been occupied and engineers were working there day and night to complete bomber and fighter strips. .The occupation :df Amchitka had been decided upon but as yet no ground, reconnaissance had been made. . . Buckner and his staff looked at Iheir maps and concluded the'pro- jected chain of bases was complete — on paper—save for the-stretch of rocky, surf-beaten islands 'between Umnak and Adak! BUckner put his finger oh one of these islands and said, "We ought, to have a base there." The island was Atka, largest of the Andreanof group and home of several hundred Aleut hunters. The Japs had scouted Atka and. had bombed and strafed a government installation there shortly' after ,the attack on Dutch Harbor. In peacetime Japanese ships had often put into Nazaan Bay, Atka's chief harbor, and had mapped and photographed the shoreline and the village. Buckner's desire for'a base on Atka was soon put into effect. A landing force, escorted by a naval task force, slipped into Nazaan Bay in early autumn, and within hours engineers were busy constructing roads and an airfield. Although Jap planes from Kiska twice bpmbed the garrison and a Jap naval craft once entered the bay and made.an ill-starred attack on shipping, the existence was not announced. Last winter the garrison was one of the most isolated spots in the chain, as planes usually made the flight from Adak to Umnak without landing at the intermediate field, and surface craft rarely had oc.ca- sion to stand into the bay. Among troops the station was known as the "Siberia" of the Aleu tians. Conditions were so primitive that at one time there were 6 inches loaded with passengers to land, chaplains would show movtesfc|triej cooks would outdo thefriselveS^andJ the commanding officer would or? THERE is NO ASPIRIN —surer, stronger or faster than genuine pure St. Joseph Aspirin. No aspirin can do more for you. World's largest seller at lOji. 30 tablets 20f<; 100 tablets pnlx;35j:, Be sure'you demand St. JosepH Aspirin.' ganize poker parties and . continued bad weather So his gUestgf ould be unable to leave. •« This summer, however, Atk£ derwent a tl'ansforrnation.^ItJSan rid • origer be called the. Siberia Of the ,| Aleutians. The men have dSrhfOi' able quarters, good rhess buildings/_j library, and an ample supply" __" motion pictures. For a time -they"J| even had beer, when there was f available elsewhere in the Their only gripe is that they" haVen't,! been in on any action' Since r ' early_days when.the.Jap sfes jombers used to Come-over.. But they assert they r and that iLthe JapS eVer cOrnfe babk o Atka they Will receive 'a come. " " " , ' The grapefruit was brought^ ioM Florida by the Spaniards in thVlGJth> century* . * i * r , t iN Beware Coughs from common colds " That Hang 01 'CreOmalslon relieves promptly,pe-x£ cause it goes right to the seat at the j trouble to help loosen and 2 expel 5 germ laden phlegm, and aid nature; to soothe and heal raw, tender, in->? flamed- bronchial mucous mem-,]? branes. Tell your dsuggist to 6{31 you s a bottle of Creomulsion with the un-1 derstandmryotflnustlike the %Htf it quickly allays the cough or you are*' to have your money back. > * V'&l CREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronihltil NOTICE ? For Taxi Service v — CALL 679— ^ (Careful Drivers) *, IRVING T. URREY t Owner and Manager > ^s 4 v 1 1 IN STOCK-^ r i *""" i r Radiant 'Heaters Automatic Water Heaters Automatic Water Systems* Harry W. Shiver Plumbing - Heating" Churchill Apparently Is Over Illness London, Dec. 28 — (/P) — The Daily Mail said today that Prime Minister Churchill, who presumably is in the Middle East recovering from pneumonia, would make a speech soon giving his views on the newly-established invasion setup under Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. The newspaper said that Churchill "has been a busy man for more than a week" and that he took a j hand in all arrangements for the organization of the invasion com- ' mand and the Christmas Eve announcement of the appointments. Fullbrighr to Speak at Camden in January Camden, Dec. 28 — (#>)— Kepre- sentative J. W. Fulbright, author of the "lasting peace" resolution adopted by the House of Representatives and former president of the . University of Arkansas will speak here in January at a meeting Camden civic clubs. More Canned Peaches to Be Released Washington, Dec. 28 — (ff) — More canned peaches — 750,000 cases of them — will be released soon from government stocks supplement limited civilian supplies. The War Food Administration announced today that this quantity will reach retail markets within few weeks, or about the time that amphibious record was set by put- j fresh seasonal fruits are in lowest ting 10 divisions ashore in about 48 supply. AFTER CHRISTMAS EARANC Offered in This Merchandise PHAN

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