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"-V T- ^ • V' tenzie v f t"t iriol Comment fritttn Today and loved by Telegraph mphas/s Placed on Air Support for Invasion v 0 ^ • • _ ^ ., • ••**[* Classified Ads mutt b* In office day before publication. All Want, Ads cash In advance. Not taken over the Phone. On* time— le word, minimum 30e Three Hme«—J'/ic word, minimum SOe Six tlmoi—3e word, minimum 75e Ort* month—lie word, minmlum $1.70 <ateS are for continuous insertions only THE MORE YOU TELL THE QUICKER YOU SELL." For Sale FRYE etated Press. War Analyst S'jcommand structure for the 'Ian. . invasion so- far is like ilg-Saw puzzle with half the ces ; c missing, but enough has sclosed to make it evident -. _,_neral'Eisenhower is taking ifSfan to England a lot of the ^_ men of his winning fterranean team, to make it ^ dit alSo that air power is get- Bf ;even more emphasis than be- "disclosures to date leave a lot [blanks to be filled — including 'command of American ground " fin the invasion, and the com-of the tactical air forces li yrill give the infantrymen support no means clear as yet ^..relation jthe seemingly ipping "air commands bear to .other, either. Eisenhower's ..'._ t does not reach to the Tranean,' but that of his ican strategic bombing corn- Gen. Carl Spaatz, ap- "V- extending to all ige> behind-the-lines bomb- Germany, whether by the 8th , "'ce in Britain, or by any of „ JShree U. S." ah- forces in the mediterranean. war in the Mediterrane- id seem, purely on the basis __ .ced changes, to> be the [aspect of combat operations lined to increase iportance in the immediate fu- Nothing else offers a satis- y. ! explanation of the transfer *Gen. Ira C. Eaker to corn- all Allied air forces in that WOOD FOR SALE. PHONE 221. 14-lmo.c. 1935 DELUXE 4-DOOR FORD. Five good tires. Clean. Call A. L. Hargis at 1039-W after 6 p. m. 22-6tp 80 ACRE FARM ON COLUMBUS road. Good improvements. Apply Alma M. Robbins, Mount Valley, Arkansas. 23-12tp TWIN BEDS WITH INNER-SPR- ing mattresses. Cobb's Mattress Factory, 712 West 4th St. Phone 445-J. 23-6tp 140 ACRE FARM, ONE HOUSE, barn, good pasture j one-hall mile from city limits, on. good road and highway, Price $20 per Floyd Porterfield, Hope, Ark. 24-6tc GOOD PAPERSHELL PECANS, 25 and 30c per pound. 404 South Elm. Phone 459. 27-6tpd. ONE 1938 CHEVROLET SEDAN. Good rubber. See J. L. Brown at Jesse's Lunch Stand. 28-6tp Razorbacks Win Opening Game of Eastern Tour New York,. Dec. 29 — (/P) —Arkansas' Razorbacks, off to a victorious start .in their eastern invasion, moved down to Reading, Pa., today for tonight's engagement with the Albright college Lions. Fighting off a closing rally by their much smaller but stubborn opponents, the Razorbacks defeated City College, 39 to 37 before a near- capacity crowd of 17,000 at Madison Square Garden last night. The Southwest conference team started slowly, counting only four points in the first ten minutes. Five minutes later, however, the Porkers had tied the count at 11-11. They swung into a lead and never relinquished it. With Lanky Ben Jones leading the way, Arkansas held, an 18-16 advantage at half-time. Then, w i t h Louis (Deno) Nichols and Bill (Parson) Flynt setting up the plays and Jones continuing his accurate shooting, Arkansas ran the margin to 26-19. The City boys, making 13 out of 16 free throws, began to pull up and with three minutes to go tiny Alex Kaplan reduced the margin to two points. Jones then came through with eight basket and Kaplan tossed in another field goal before the final gun. Check Sabotage by Rats | For Rent WORKING COUPLE OR TWO settled ladies to share home. Call 660. • 7-tf 115 ACRE FARM, 60 ACRES IN cultivation, 40 in bottom. Two houses. Plenty water. Pasture. 4 mule crop. See S. O. Baber, Ozan. 23-6tp — that it Would rather wait until next year's general election, when it Will have at least a fighting chance (depending on developments before then) of putting its own man' into the White House. Georgia Fears Tulsa to Shoot Works Jan. 1 Rats eat, contaminate and destroy The "food and feed farmers have© been able to save this year should be safely stored in ratproof farm buildings, declares Oliver L. Adams, county agent. "We should not let rats, sabotage our war effort," he said, "by allowing them to destroy large quantities of vitally needed food and feed." The best protection against rats is to destroy their hiding and nesting places and to cut off their food supply. This is hard to do around the barnyard where loose grain is fed to livestock. The next best protection, then, is to ratproof buildings or rooms where food and feed are stored. A building is easier ratproofed at the time of construction than later. However, the county agent said, there are satisfactory ways of couraging rats. All trash and debris in which rats might build nests should be re moved from within, under, and around buildings to be ratproofed. . to help win the w>- leer is largely responsible for pjje|irqwth and development of the ***t*Air' Force hi Britain to its pres- liormidable strength. Baker's ar" nts probably saved the 8th's Sber' Command from absorp- __• the RAF and kept it alive bye^thesis .of daylight, high- jltitude-'precision bombing when liH^worth of that program was Twsstiohed seriously at Casablanca. |pbviously,.such a man is not be- j&'Jdcked' upstairs." It seems \JL* more likely that, while the ssSlfciking power is more im- ant .than ever, its relative im- as 'an independent com- jf has shrunk in the vastly in- jsed.'scope of all operations st* Germany. laj. Gen. James H. Doolittle, Northwest African Strategic Torce obliterated the supply Res of the Axis African armies, to command, of the 8th, Saker takes over command ree U. S % air forces, the 9th, land ,15th, plus RAF units in; I|diterranean. Another portent greasing Mediterranean air tions is the assignment df ''Gen. Nathan F. Twining, vet- f^of the 13th Air Force's ;ionsln the Solomons, to suc- l«Doolittle in command of the FOUR ROOM HOUSE, SCREEN- ed-in back porch. Lights, running water. Two miles east of town on paved highway. Newt Pentecost, phone 481 day, night-215-W. 28-3tp NEATLY FURNISHED 3 OR 4 room apartment. Private bath. Electric refrigerator. 603 West 4th. Phone 298-W. 29-3tc Wanted to Rent FIVE OR ..SIX-ROOM HOUSE. Prefer Ward 1 or 2. Employed in city. Reasonably permanent. No small children. Reference. Call Hope Star, 2-tfdh. Sports Mirror By the Associated Press Today a Year Agd Survey showed that New York state benefitted by $10,491,993.92 from taxes on running and trotting races during 1942. Three Years Age John Munskt of Missouri university won one-mile sugar bowl run with clocking of 4:15.2, defeating Walter Mehl and Chuck Fcnske. Five Years 'Ago Mel Ott signed New York Giant contract for 1939 season at estimated salary of $20,000. with the floor two feet or more above the ground, it is relatively simple to exclude the rats. An old washtub inverted over each pier, or a piece of galvanized sheet metal, shaped to form a cap extending over and out from the pier about six or eight inches and bent slightly down, will do a satisfactory job. Continuous foundation wall s, which extend as .much as two feet below the .grade line, furnish good protection against rats entering buildings through the floor. If the foundation will not exclude rats from under wooden floors, a strip of sheet metal about 14 inches wide, bent at right angles, fastened to the sills or girders, and extending along the bottom of the joist for abput 12 inches, will prevent rats from climbing the foundation walls or piers and entering at the construction joints between the walls and floors. Concrete floors, of Fights Lost Night By the Associated Press New York — Allib Slolz, 133 1-4, Newark, outpointed Bobby Mcln- tyre, 135 1-4, Detroit. (8). White Plains, N. Y. — Bill McDowell, Igl, Paterson,, N. J., and rt TattaJ 161,"New Haven, Conn., ircw (8). Jersey City'— Sgt. Tommy Roman, 149, Bayono, N. J., outpoint- d Mickey Makar, 152, Bayonne, 8). New Bedford, Mass. — Whitey haw, 143 1-2, Taunton, Mass., cnocked out Jimmy Edwards, 138, Newark (2). If a building is supported on piers, course, are ratproof. THREE OR FOUR ROOM FURN- ished apartment for permanent family. Contact Hope Star. :•- 30-tf Lost BLUE PURSE, CONTAIN ING ration books, social security card. Notify Mrs. Christine Mack, Route 3, Box 191, .Hope, Ark. or-Hope .Star. ..-.;• • , .;: v 2 8-3tp WHITE/FEMALE POINTER, AND brown spotted male setter. Return to S. C. Bundy. Phone 888. Liberal reward. • 29-3tpd (eighth, Experience fin for Razorbacks "ew'York, Dec, 29 — it height and experience are two prune requisites "a- winning basketball team s demonstrated to the 14,902 !s wb.o watched last night's ege. double header in Madi- Square Garden, XThe Arkansas quintet, able to pnly four points in the t'10 minutes pf its struggle City College of New York, ually cut down the deficit finally won, 39 to 37, after 'Kpjrovin, City's tall center, ."ejected via the foul route fore, <th? first half ended. ijvthe nightcap, New York jlyfrsity> freshmen pulled ' 'om the Pittsburgh Pans'- in the final 10 minutes 5 a'- 54 to 40 decision, Found FIVE-MONTHS OLD GRADED Jersey heifer calf. Herbert Arnold, 600 N. Elm St. 28-3tp AT OUR OFFICE AT SOUTH ELM and 16th St. a small white dog. Call 24 or 924 if you have lost a dog. Will return to owner upon describing dog and paying for this ad. M. S. Bates. 29-3tc New Orleans, Dec. 29 — (fP) — Mutual admiration bonds between Coach Bill Alexander of Georgia Tech and Henry Frnka of Tulsa will be discarded here on New Year's day when the R a m b 1 i n' Wreckers and Golden Hurricanes meet in the tenth annual Sugar. Bowl classic. Friendship between the two mentors dates back to 1936 when Frnka, starting his varsity coaching career as assistant to R a y Morrison at Vanderbilt, was assigned to scout Georgia Tech and Kentucky in Atlanta. "Frnka is one of the finest coaches in the country and I rate his staff with the best of them." Alexander said today. "I am looking for the 'works' from the Tulsa team New Year's Day. They've got some good boys" and I am afraid they figure they have "got to win' this one." The guys really like each other, but both admit'friendship will cease for a couple of hours on the first day of 1944. Alexander's tech teams won six confernce championships and two out of three Bowl games. The wreck defeated California in the Rose Bowl in 1928, whipped , Missouri in the 1940 Orange Bowlj^arid lost to Texas in the past Cotton Bowl tilt. Frnka has given the Hurricanes three Bowl games in as many seasons. His 1942 team defeated Texas Tech in the Sun Bowl and lost to Tennessee by one touchdown in the Sugar Bowl last January 1. Now he has them in the Sugar Bowl for another try. Tulsa went through a long scrimmage yesterday afternoon at Bay St. Louis, Miss. Johnny Butler, former Tennessee star and ace of the professional Pitt-Phil Eagles the past season, "impersonated" Georgia Tech's Eddie Prokop in a blue shirt team against Frnka's first two teams. SPORTS ROUNDUP Associated Press Sports Columnist New York, Dec. 29 E—There's an old saying that an oarsman needs a strong back and a weak mind but it took a former Washington crew man, Chuck McGuinness, to figure out a way around the ODT ruling against the use of school buses to transport athletic teams . . . Chuck coached the Dalles, Ore., High school last fall and his boys traveled all over the state via bus — and with official blessings, too . . . Here's how it was done: The Dalles played Friday night games, so Chuck lined up Saturday and Sunday farm job's for his squad . . . "We used just 200 gallons of gasoline. We harvested 1,800 sacks of spuds, 1,200 sacks of onions and five tons Of walnuts," McGuinness explained. "The farmers were grateful. We got to play football — and the ODT approved." duck stamp, shooting from a motor vehicle, -shooting from a main highway and shooting migra- ory birds without a rifle . . . And Wilbur Adams of the Sacramenot Bee wonders why he wasn't also inched for parking on the highway o make it an end of a perfect day. Personal Ting, a person's waking hours yes are in a sontmuous state ' inted! Men and ftintn Who Are ird of Hearing t£U *imple, no risk bearing teat s temporarily deafened, bothered buzzing bead noises due to bard" coagulated wax (cerumen), try th« rHpme Method test that so many say -"ed them to bear well again. You , rrl better after making this limple tye? »«* y° ur money back at one*, Ourine Ear Drops today at p, CQ* Drug Co. PERMANENT WAVE, 59c! DO your own permanent with Charm- Kurl Kit. Complete equipment, including 40 curlers and shampoo. Easy to do, absolutely harmless. Praised by thousands including Fay McKenzie, glamorous movie stgr. Money refunded if not satisfied. Morgan & Lindsey. 29-3tp Ex-El Dorado Coach Killed in Action Services Offered ALL TYPES OF HOME AND building repairs. Specialize in reroofing. Estimates free. A, M. Rettig, phone 221. 29-lmp ALARM CLOCKS~AND~STRIKING clocks cleaned and fixed. Prompt service and a reasonable price. C, C. Otwell, 523 W. Ave. D. 29-6tp Lost, Strayed or Stolen El Dorado, Dec. 28 — Navy Lt. Jimmy Walker, captain of the 1935 football team at Alabama University, who was killed in action in the Southwest Pacific, coached the El Dorado Wildcats the season 1936-37. He went from El Dorado to Lexington, Va., to become assistant football coach at Virginia Military Institute, a position he held when he enlisted in the navy. He entered the navy as an instructor in physical education at the pre-flight school in Athens, Ga., but later re Giffer Filbert Hank Wolfe, who .starts those ar.- guments about scoring records, now wants to know who can top the scoring feats of Glenn Knox, former William and Mary basketball star now performing for -a Richmond, Va., independent team called "Swatty's (did they, get the name because they hit, Hank?) In four games, Knox has hooped 130 points for an average of 32.5 a game . . . Well, Brooms Abramovic, who scored 2,161 points in four seasons with Salem, W. Va., college and averaged 29.88 in 30 games one year, is playing' sem pro ball around his home town o Etna, Pa,, and may have some thing to say about it. One-Minute Sports Page Don Dunphy, the fight broadcast er, likely will put the Yanks and Giants baseball games on the at next summer . . . The $15,000 Fox stake, second only to the Hamble Ionian as the big event of harnes racing, again will be raced at i Greenville, Ohio, next August, along with the rich Horseman stake and Horseman Futurity . , . Alof though Nat Fleischer listed three Australians in his light-heavyweight rankings for the year. He says the reason is that they've been active against American soldiers, while there are few. 175-pounders hereabouts. About the best is the Alabama Kid, an American, who recently spotted a good soldier heavyweight, Al Hossman, some j- tf, Market Report -<<1;/ *§ *< v ' * » '•/','-' l '* ( - '<'A *.P * * _ , rt* Deaths Last Night By The Associated Press Dr. Will Fraokelton Chicago — Dr. Will Frackelton, 4, Wyoming's "sage brush" den- ist who once numbered among his ricnds and patients Buffalo Bill Cody, Calamity Jane and other characters of the Old West. He was >orn in Milwaukee. ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK National Stockyards, 111., D e c. 29 _ (/p) — <\VFA)— Hogs, 6,000; active and uneven; 200-250 1 b s. steady to 30 higher; heavier weights steady; 170 • 190 Ibs. 15-25 higher; lighter weights mostly 25 higher; 50 higher; sows steady to 25 higher; good and choice 200250 Ibs. 13.70-90; top 14.00; 250300 Ibs. • mostly 13.7071 - 190 Ibs. 13.00 - 13.65; 140-160 Ibs. 11.7512.75; a few up to 13.00; 120-140 Ibs. 10.75 - 12.00; lighter weights largely 9.00-10.75; sows 12.00-12.25; clearance good. Cattle, 2,500 calves, 600; early sales fully steady on n few common and medium steers at 11.2575; some good light weights 13.90; other classes opening steady; medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 11.00-13.50; common and medium beef cows 8.25 - 10.25; medium and good sausage and beef bulls 9.50 - 11.25;- good and choice vealcrs 15.00; medium and good 12.50 and 13.75; nominal range slaughter steers 9.75-16.00; slaughter heifers 9.00-15.50; stockcr and feeder steers 8.00-13.25. Sheep, 1,000, lambs mostly 25 higher; yearlings strong; older sheep steady; good and choice woolcd lambs to all interests 14.25 15.00; medium and good 12.7513.75; common throwouts 10.00 10,50; goo d and choice clipped lambs No. 1 skins 14.50; good and choice woolcd yearlings 12.50 - 75; medium and good wooled ewes 5.506.00. POULTRY AND^PRODUCE Chicago, Dec. 29 — (/P) —Poultry, firm; 1 car, 16 trucks; Leghorn chickens 25; other prices unchanged. Bert E. Underwood Tuscon, Ariz. — Bert E. Underwood. 81, president of Underwood and Underwood, nationally known photographers until his retirement n 1926. Harry C. Carr Chicago — Harry C. Carr, 70, a lormer vice president and director of Libby, McNeill and Libby and in the food industry 46 years. Mrs. Anne M. Leslie O'Gorman New York—Mrs. Annie M. Leslie O'Gorman, 81, widow of former U. S. Senator James A. O'Gorman. quested foreign duty and was sent abroad early this year. Friends here received a letter from him o here received a, letter from him only last week. TWO HORSES, ONE WHITE, ONE spotted, weight 1200. One blue mare mule with wire around neck. One black horse mule with stocking leg. One black mule. Notify Sutton Sale Barn, Hope, for Reward. 27-6tpd A joint committee representing Presbyterians and Congregationalists of South Africa plans the union of the two faiths there; Notiet 20 pounds and lost a decision. Dpuble Check Joe Donohue, who has charge of the tack room at the local race tracks, cashed $9,000,000 wroth of checks for patrons of the mutuel machines last season without suffering a loss. . . Evidently Joe's past performance charts on the customers are more accurate than the ones the bettors keep on the horses. Collector's Notice I have again keen appointed Special Tax Collector Hempstead Bounty and will collect 1941 and 1942 ?f T fSona! Taxes. See me of Monts Sif d Store any Saturday 0, D, Middlebrooks GIVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPT- ions. Not rationed yet. New or renewal subscriptions on any magazine. See Shas. Reynerson at City Hall. 30-lmc YOU CAN BUY U. S. APPROVED chicks with confidence. Hatched in our own plant. Will make deliveries, starting January 7. Gunter Hatchery, Phone 623. 23-6tp A ONE-EYED, BLACK JERSEY cow has been taken up. Apply Hope Police Department. 28-3tc Service Dept. The Mitchel Field (L. I.) aviators, unbeaten in 11 basketball games, have challenged any college or service team to a game preferably at Madison Square Garden, for the Army Air Forces Aid Society . . . Cadet Charles Bach man, who soon will get his wing,s at the twin-engine advanced flying school at Pampa, Tex., Army Air Field, still can't catch up with hi old man. As a fight manager his dad, Frank, handled a three-moto job —Maxie Rpsenbloom, Bob Olin and Lew Jenkins. Washington By JACK STINNETT Washington — People who keep .rack of such things are specula- ing on the startling possibility that he Republicans could take over majority control of the House o) Representatives even before the next general election. You can get bets any time tha :he GOP will sweep into firmly established power in the election but two factors may combine to jive trie Republicans an unsatisfy ,ng sort of piecemeal House victory before hand. Those two factors are death and resignation. The Democrats battled their wa; but of last year's elections with 22 House seats — a slim majority bu one regarded at that time as wid enough to carry them through hi Congress. Now there's at least some likeli hood that it won't see t h e through. Latest Republican pickup was the election of one of their number to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. Edward W. Creal in Kentucky's normally Democratic fourth district. Still vacant are the seats belonging to Pennsylvania's and Oklahoma's second districts, left empty by the resignations of Democrats; and Colorado's first district,: vacant because of the death of Democratic Repl. Lawrence Lewis. Still another vacancy may occur Rep. Albert Gore, Tennessee icmocrat, is inducted into the rmed forces. He has said he will aive the exemption to which he s entitled because of being a mem- er of Congress when his number omes up, which he expects to hap- en soon. Not that any Republican would ish it to happen so — but if death oes claim enough Democrats, and ! a Republican president is elected ext year, the situation will be a arallel in reverse of what hap- lened a dozen years ago when 'resident Roosevelt came in on he great Democratic landslide. It was the GOP which came out if the 1930 off-year congressional _lection with a scant majority. It held its majority, with Republican 'resident Hoover in the White House, through that last "Lame Duck" Congress which adjourned March 4, 1931. But by December, 1931, when the new Congress assmbled, death had wiped out the Republican margin, and special elections had given control to the Democrats. The Democrats retained their shaky Mrs. Catherine Moriarty Chicago — Mrs. Catherine Moriarity, 82, mother of George Mori arty, former . American league baseball player, manager and umpire. NEW YORK STOCKS '-'» New York, Dec. 29 —(/P)— C'dt spite a midday rally on news of the iSemovnl of the rail strike thrent rnnny Industrial stocks continued 16 \Jt nbve in lower territory today, with rails achieving small gains. Topping yesterday's good <?<$tr ume, stock exchange transactions amounted to around a mllliort shares. "' A NEW YORK COTTON New York, Dec. 29 (IP) — Prlfi$ fixing against recent government awards of textile contracts rallied the cotlon market In quiet trade today. The upturn was aided by a scarcity of offerings. Late afternoon values were 15 to 35 ccnts/a bale higher. Mch. 19.60, May lp;33 and Jly. 19.07. '.'}'.' Futures closed 5 to 30 cents, a bale higher •» low 19.50 — close low 19.24 — close Mch high 19.00 19.59-60 up 0 May high 19.33 - 19.32N up 4 ; Jly high 19.07 — low 19.00 — close 19.06 up 2 Ocl (new) high 18.86 — low 18178 close 18.83-80 up 1 Dec (now) high 18.70 — low 18.67 close 18.73N up 1 : Middling spot 20.45N up 9. ., N-nominal. ;,. WORKER IS INJURED X- Russellville, Dec, 29 —(/I 1 )— Ben Besvley, 35, employee of a Russell-i ville garuge, was in n hospital here today with severe facial cuts aJ(d burns resulting from explosion ; . .of vulcanizing equipment at the ga- GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Chicago, Dec. 29 —(/I 3 )— Buying support which came from milling interests and a house with export connection* gave the wheat market a firm undertone today, but other grains worked lower. Oats were under pressure, dropping more than a cent at one time, on fears permanent ceilings will be below present temporary maximums. Wheat closed 1-4—5-8 higher, May $1.67 1-8—1-4, oats were down 5-8— 1 cent, May 77 3-8—1-2, rye was unchanged to 3-8 lower, May $1.26 —1.25 78, and barley was 3-8 lower, May $1.21 1-2, Cash wheat none. Corn, No. 5 yellow 1.07 3-4; sample grade yellow 99 1-4. Oats, No, 1 mixed 84 1-4. Barley, malting 1.22 1-21.44 1-2 nom.; feed 1.15 1-2—1.22 1-2. Field seed per 10 Ibs timothy 5.75-6.00 nom.; red top 14.00-15.00 nom., red clover 31.50 nom. sweet clover 10.50 nom. . -•; •'.••.--;<• Lemon Juice Reci'pe Checks Rheumatic Pain Quickly ^ If you suffer from rheumatic, ^arthritis or neuritis pain, try this simple inexpensive home recljpe that thousands are using. GetVa package of Ru-Ex Compound;!'h two-week supply, today. Mix it with a quart of water, add the juicesof 4 lemons. It's easy. No trouble "at all and pleasant. You need only,''3 tablespoonfuls two times a day. Often within 48 hours — sometimes overnight— splendid results are "obtained. If the pains do not quickly leave and if you do not feel better, return the empty package and Ru- Ex will cost you nothing to try as it is sold by your druggist under an absolute money-back guarantee. Ru-Ex Compound is for sale and recornmended by John P. : COx and drug stores everywhere.* ! SPECIAL! MATTRESSES RE- made, 3.95 up. Will receive old furniture as payment. Phone 152. Hope Mattress Co. 411 South Hazel. 29-lmp Observation Car A Vallejo, Calif., duck hunter re cently was fyied for hunting with out a license, taking ducks foothold right up until the November, 1932, election and after that their worries were over for some time to come. A party in Control of the House without controlling the administration, is normally in a good position politically. In wartime, however, no party wants to let itself in for the slightest chance of being criticized as obstructing the administration's war policy — especially when that policy is successful. So there is a not inconsiderable body of opinion here that believes the GOP is in no hurry to get control of the House Year Ladies' Winter REMNANTS SACKS FLOUR HAT PRICED Scraps i % ,*K M-VEArTvOL 45-NO. 64 Star WEATHER Arkansas: Partly cloudy this afte ernoon, tonight and Friday; slight' ly warmer this afternoon and to; night; temperatures 'near to slightly below freezing in north portion tonight; warmer Friday. of Hoot, 1199; PrM, 1*2?. ContolWdttd January l«, 192* HOPE, ARKANSAS, TrjiffcSDAY, DtCEMiER 30, 1943 NfWipopcr EmttprlM Ait'n PRICE 56 COPY Toward Poland 5 *>„ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN :—Prisoners—a Test for Humanity , ...Russia's execution of Nazis officers for the alleged whole- ale murder of civilians at Kharkov has produced dire threats irom the Germans that they woVjId take revenge on Allied air- inen now held prisoner. But this is unlikely. ~ - O When the Germans were advanc- ipital Believes to }k4th T erm -r-Wv >hington |y JACK BELL v Washington, Dec, JC —(/P)— The Icnsus of political Washington ijr appeared to be that Prcsi- |jRoosevclt is a candidate for /urth term on a platform prom- 3 4p win the war and then to America's economic and mili- mure with that of plhor na- . r as the deliberate por* lub- terpretation of '"M\ jniuosc- "•s conference acti*«Tues- idly laying at rftt the for a win-the-war-pro- •arning against economic •y isolation after , the ; outlining a program of postwar expansion in iployment, recreation, lalthjand housing, ranking ~ Democrats sly with this view and ^. (D-NM) went so far M"e publicly his predic- "ir is still .ph,; Mr. lucatio |Some' {jreedipr 1 jpnator: , tp.reite jbn if the . eyelt * cted ..,,.,, fans,,,,, ,gree tedji ^'ti& :'s a odonmerit of the few Deal wit ( scornful assertions hat he was far behind the rest of he country, but the Democrats .. reriominated'and ing in Russia they never bothered to deny the truth of the tale about their atrocities against civilians at Kharkov. As a matter of fact, the Nazis actually boasted about their cruelty to civilians, whether in Czechoslovakia, Poland, or Russia. Now that they are losing the war the Nazis are merely reaping what they sowed—they faced formal trial at Kharkov for the murder of civilians unconnected with the military, and thousands more will face similar trials when the war is over, in France, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Norway. Thoroughly schooled in military matters, Germany perfectly well knows the difference between the principles of the Kharkov trial and the principles which guide warring nations in their treatment of military prisoners. No nation is going to start murdering prisoners—for every nation itself has many men in the enemy's hands, men whose only reason for being there was patriotism, courage, and obedience to those orders which have controlled soldiers since time began. These thoughts are inspired by a short telegraph item from San .Francisco yesterday. The Spanish government, which had invest! gated . conditions in American in ternment camps for Japanese at the request'of the Japanese government, let it be known that it was reporting back to the Japanese that we are treating their people fine. It is disturbing to learn that the Japanese called for such an inquiry, but the impartial report of neutral Spain should be reassuring •'*" b 9)t*l|*JaRan and-.thej^United [•— ——*•••••» j t »*v»ti utt j-rcjiiuvi a ID H* *av/*iui o i ciiiaiii u PUDIIC TlUS I. lenerally thought the win-the-war Only through such a policy is hope lnf*nn wnc fino — If If m-.i<i<4 K*» oncffili-n^ 4-1*^4. 4U ...i _ _ _ Qogan was fine — if it could be nade to catch on, JVice President Wallace, a mem- »r of the New Deal team since inception, told a reporter he ought Mr. Roosevelt "has fur- Bhed the right slogan for the mo- r ent." "I wouldn't attenr\pt to improve jewel," he said. Vhile some Republicans like Senior Robertson of Wyoming want- p President Roosevelt to state his blitical intentions in unmistakable irms, Senator Nye (R-ND) said he Bought the chief executive was a pinch" for renomination but not Or reelection. VWho else can the Democrats ninate?" he inquired "Mr. iosevelt has killed off politically fer'other Democrat, He certainly ^running for a fourth term," TO RAISE ORGAN FUND jftayetteyille, Dec. 30 — (IP) — |hnnie Porter, University of Ar- insas alumni secretary, plans to ttabllish;', offices in Little Rock soon Bidirect a campaign to raise $100,"^ for a carillon and pipe organ . the proposed $500,000 memor- 1 chapel to be built on the uni- |sity campus after the war. The |pel will be dedicated to former dents who have been in service. |eepin 9 Up With |otion Coupons pcessed and Canned Food*; December 1 — First day for Jen stamps D, E and F in Ifjon Book 4. Bfiuary 20 — Last ,. stamps D, on Book 4, day for and F in ! Cheese, Butter and Fats: ember 19 — First day for i stamp Q in Book 3. ember 26 — First day for I, stamp R in Book 3. uary l—Last day for brown L, M, N, P and Q in y 2—First day for brown in Book 3. 6 — First day for stamp ; 1. Valid when used, per 1—First day for Air- mp 1, Book 3. Valid Eel. er 1 — First day for ,np No. 29 in Ration ood for five pounds. j 15 — Last day for np No. 29, Book 4. 22 — First day for ns in A ration book, gallons; Bl and |ye good for two gal- Last day for No. Ration Book. No matter what the issue, or the incidents along the road to war, prisoners remain a public trust. sustained that those who were cap tured in their country's war may some day return as free men. * * * By S. BURTON HEATH Home Nursing The American Red Cross hopes to find a million wornen this year who are sufficiently interested in their families' health to spend a total of 24 hours in home nursing classes. This would be almost double the number that accepted the Red Cross' assistance' in the year that ended June 30. For some reason housewives have been slow about enrolling for home nursing courses. This might be because they do not understand what is involved. "Home nursing" means merely, looking after one's own family when there is no trained nurse to be had or even, sometimes, no physician. It has nothing to do with the nurses' aid course, and is much broader than the first aid course. Home nursing training does include a minimum of elementary first aid—what to do and what not to do in case of a bad fall, croup, acute abdominal pains, asphyxiation, etc. But this is incidental. Primarily, the course teaches how to take temperature, pulse and respiration, and what the results mean, so that one can talk intelligently with a busy doctor or know whether it is urgent to call one. It tells how to recognize early symptoms of illness, what to do to protect the family from communicable disease, how to take care of infants and .young children. The current epidemic of influenza emphasizes the value of such training. There aren't doctors enough to go around, and there aren't enough trained nurses. Housewives have to do much of what can be done. Intelligent home nursing is invaluable at a time like this. The course, given under trained nurses and using actual classroom practice as a teaching method, requires a minimum of two hours a week and a maximum of four hours until the student has attended 24 hours of classes. If one is obliged to miss more than two classes she can shift to another group and go on from there. She undertakes no commitment of any kind to use her training outside of her own home. There is no charge. At the end of the course, a Red Cross certificate is awarded to thdse who have passed successfully. What the medical profession thinks of the need for such training is suggested by the action of the New York County Medical Society in recommending that physicians urge women to take advantage of the Red Cross' offer. — '—s»^»s Eight signers of the Declaration of Indepen-cience were bo'relgo born. Raid Probably Finished Berlin As Nazi Capital By W. W. HERCHER London, Dec. 30 — (ff 1 ) —American Eighth Air Force heavy bombers, driving deep into Europe by daylight following the RAF's 2,240 U.S. ton assault on Berlin last night, hammered targets in Southwest Germany today. • It was the eighth major operation of the month for the Flying Fortresses and Liberators and was a part of a furious, day-long assault against the Nazis' continental installations. As usual, the American heavy bombers were escorted by H strong supporting force of American and RAF fighting planes. The brief official announcement did not name specific targets, but in the area designated lie such key German cities as Stuttgart, Mannheim, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe. Last night's heavy RAF assault, may have finished off Berlin as the working capital of. Germany. The engines of the mighty RAF night armada that dealt the eighth heavy knock at the German capital since the campaign of destruction was begun were hardly cold before large formations of heavy daylight bombers, fighter- bombers and fighters streaked at all heights toward the continent in the direction of the bristling "rocket-gun coasts" of France, last pounded by a 1,300-plane American fleet on Christmas Eve. The extraordinarily strong force of British Lancasters and Halifaxes went over desolated Berlin in the early evening and through a heavy cover of clouds dumped one of the largest loads of explosisves and fire bombs ever poured on one target in an attack in this war. In the raiding formations was the largest force of heavy ^bombers ever sent out by the : Royal'Ganad- ia'n Air Force. In announcing the ; opreatlon' the air ministry described the attack as "very heavy" and concentrated, and said smoke spiralled upward to 16,000 feet from the large fires set by 2,000 long tons of high explosives and incendiaries, Twenty bombers were lost in the raid, in Mosquito attacks on Western and Central Germany and Northern France, and in minelay- ing operations. Five of the heavy bombers lost were Canadian. This was well below the average of 28 lost in the seven previous raids on Berlin. The grim bombardment, the eighth in 42 days, presumably was directed at sections of the city which so far had escaped. It was estimated unofficially that ruins now were spread through at least 75 percent of Berlin, enough to spell the end of the capital as the nerve center of Germany's politics and economics. After the last previous attack Dec. 24 it was estimated 60 per cent of the city was devastated. Under the Nazi regime, more and more power and influence were concentrated within the capital and the city became not only the party center but the hub of the Reich's indusry and commerce as well. Berlin's razing, therefore, would go far beyond the destruction ol the buildings within her sprawling boundaries, and affect the centra lized administration of the war throughout Germany and occupiec territories. However the flight of ministries from the capital began last August, more than two months before the RAF started its tre mendous knock-out campaign Nov 22. Today's German communique acknowledged "heavy damage to several districts of the Reich capital. Destruction was caused particularly in residential quarters." El Dorado, Pine Bluff Water Rates Lowered Little Rock, Dec. 29 —(/P)— Utilities Comission Chairman A, B. Hill says the Arkansas Municipal Water Company, Pine Bluff, has agreed to reduce water rates in Pine Bluff and El Dorado by $12,00 annually. , Hill says the company probably l file new rate schedules in a ew weeks and individual rate reductions will be made known then, The agreement was reached late yesterday at conclusion of an all- day conference between the commission and company officials. The regulatory body had called in the officials to discuss a possible round to consumers of Arkansas municipal's excess earnings on water iroperties in 17 Arkansas cities and owns. Hill said the company submitted he rate reduction in the two cities as a counter-proposal and the commission accepted. Recognition of New Government Denied Madrid, Dec. 30 — (IP}— Authorized Spanish sources denied flatly today that Spain has recognized Benito Mussolini's new Fascist government in Italy as claimed Tuesday night in a Berlin broadcast. These sources added that Generalissimo Francisco Franco's government has no intention of recognizing the Italian puppet regime. The Berlin announcement quoted a Transocean propaganda agency dispatch from Rome, and describee the purported recognition as a logical consequence of "the friendship between the two countries which was cemented by th parlicipatior of Italian volunters in the Spanish civil war." Ill-Fated Pheasants Canton, S. D. — (IP)— Henry Cornelius, farmer near here, says> he killed four pheasants with two shots while picking corn in a field Which has been done before bu . . . In each case, the tsvo birds were flying in opposite directions. Two American Fliers Spot Nazi Convoy.:*'. By ROGER GREENE London, Dec. 30 — (/P)-- — f ,Two. American navy fliers first spotted .he German flotilla of .11 destroyers in the Bay of Biscay and shadowed it six.hours while.,flashing signals that brought British, warships speeding in to sink three of the enemy Tuesday, it was disclosed today. The Americans who discovered the Nazi ships, apparently intend ing to form an escort for a bloack-; ade runner a British plane had sunk Monday, were Lt. Stuart. D. Johnston of Upper Darby, Pa., and Ensign Hugh M. Greeley of Boston, who were flying a patrol in the : Liberator "V for Victory," The destroyers were five, to ei^ht ; miles away from the plane .when sighted.at. 9:20 a._. m,,;.Tues.day:;.: ."We immediately'se'hf a signal'to the base," said Johnston, ''and re-' ceived instructions to shadow. We did t)iat for about six hours. "A|ter we first sighted them we kept coming in closer. They fired, but didn't hit us. "Tfien the ouisers came up and opened fire on the destroyers and, the (Jestroyers turned tail right' away! They were steaming 'west-'; ward as hard as they could go with'", the cruisers . coming up behind thern, ' : : .: "The battle started at about :2 p. m. We could see the flashes ;bf the guns and shell falling near the destroyers, but we didn't see 'any actually hit as it was difficult to see. We stayed as long as we could before returning to our base and altogether were in the air about 12 hours." ,The German blockade runner, whose errand apparently accounted for the presence of the destroyers, was attackd by a Liberator of the coastal command Monday, and today the Czech pilot of the plane said he had scored a direct hit with his first bomb, crippling the vessel and leaving it afire and sinking. The action against the 11 Nazi destroyers was handled in its final stages by two British cruisers with aerial support and it was announced three of the enemy ships had been sunk and others had been damaged. , The Berlin radi claimed today the Germans had lost only one destroyer and two torpedo boats while asserting submarines had sunk five British destroyers and damaged both cruisers. The admiralty, however, had made no mention of any British destroyers being involved. Fighting Flares As Japs Try to Hold Airdrome —War in Pacific By MORRIE LANDSBERG ' Associated Press War Editor Jungle fighting flared.with sudden-intensity on the American-invaded Cape 'Gloucester front of New Britain as Allied planes, ships and', troops pounded the Japanese in.^the: New Britain-New Guinea- Bougainville sector of the embattled, Pacific. Tne-, Japanese, breaking up their initial coastal defense line at Cape Gloucester, concentrated ,a , relatively.'-strong force around their menaced airstrip on 'the . western flankjiand threw a division or more into the Borgen Bay area to the east. ' .,.;•' U. S. marines, however, expanded' their positions on both beach hcadsj'-with support of '.artillery and air bombardment. One unit,' using flamethrowers to clear.the way, advanced to within one mile of the enemy airbase,. and killed at least 200 5 'Japanese , in a battle on the bank of an .unnamed river. '•' Allied warplahes .struck again at Japan'ese air facilities elsewhere on their key' island in the Southwest ?a'cifib. ; Forty; Solomons-based fighters', swept over Rabaul, on the north'east tip, and tangled with 60 interceptors; Returning pilots said they'had -shot down 17 enemy planes at a cost of one of their own. Other Allied fliers attacked air installations at Gasmata, on the southwest coast, and at Cape Hoskins 'almost directly across the island. < In a steadily-advancing drive that -parallels the Cape Gloucester campaign, Australians reached Blucher point, about'30 miles north of Allied-held Finschhafeiy, pn-fthe coast*6f northeastern Neu^ Guinea. Enemy positions in the Alexishaf- en area were blasted with 72.ton's of bombs: U. S. warships, including cruisers, ventured far down the eastern coast. of Bougainville to bombard Kieta an hour and a half. It was the fifth naval shelling of Japanese positions: in the Northern Solomons s.ector this month. Medium bombers raided'Kieta the previous day. i.Previous) reports indicated the Japanese 'were evacuating the southern, half of, Bougainville, where American', forces landed on the west coast Nov. 1. New barge movements oesbrved the marine fliers possibly pointed to an attempt to transfer personnel to little Buka island, just off the northern tip of Bougainville, At least one Japanese propagandist refused to be disheartened by all the Allied activity. In 1944, said Sadao Iguchi in a Tokyo broadcast, Japan will launch "an all-out offensive to drive the last vestige of Anglo-American influence from greater East Asia." Today's War Map S88 iko»;*'-S» SOVIET RUSSIA ' Twin dn>«t*gointt Vitebth in noil*. Zkilemti in levlh thrtolen le trap Nam in eningrad area anil Dnieper •end, oUe menace Latvian and Rumanian boiden NAZI HfLD AKIA pr. i Germans Appear to Have Lost Control of Army -—Europe Sen, McClellan Sees Soldier Vote Trouble Little Rock, Dec. 30 — (/P)— U.S. Senator John L. McClellan predicted today a "middle ground" would be reached on the soldier voting question when Congress convenes after the holidays. The junior senator said his primary interest was to enable military personel to vote, but added "we don't want the federal government to gain control of the elections, for if it ever does we'll have real bureaucratic domination." He said the states, not the federal government, should waive voting prerequisites. McClellan is here to handle legal business during the congressional holiday. Hope Public Schools to Re-Open Jan, 3 Hope Public Schools will re-open Monday morning, January 3, after a two-week holiday, according to James H. Jones, superintendent. All school buses will run op schedule. Today's war map pictures the Russians rolling ahfead. in>a double-trap offensives that will, if successful, seal up.'Germans "in North, South areas. Reds may push-through to the lower Polish border, forcing a German withdrawal to the Bug and perhaps'the Dniester Rivers and the Bessarabian border. ' Plans Ready to Shift- Strength Against Japan Warfare Nikolai Vatutin's First Ukraine*' Army, spearheading a great Soviet three-front winter offensive, rolled , toward Russia's 1939 frontier today j across the flat, frozen steppes that J — _. 0 , — „.„.„*. UU . 1UUI1 , i«si;. t. a — —j.ne over- cont ain few natural defense ob in chief of'the fleet, said today all Allied high command for the stacles ea st of the Bug river in plans are ready for shifting full approaching western invasion- of Polan d- 190 miles away. strength of the United Nations into Europe was virtually completedI'to- the war against Japan, probably day with appointment of two Brit- snmpTimo in 1Q44 j._ i_. • . i. . . . -. . Washington, Dec. 30 — (/P)— Ad™ iral1 A rnest J> Kin S- commander sometime m 1944. . e nava an ar Preparation of the plans, he said, forces which will operate under as been under wa see G en ' Dwiht D. Eisenh - - may State Losing Interest Funds, Says Page Little Rock, Dec, 29 — (IP) — Amending of the 1939 treasury balances investment law to permit the state to invest up to three-fourths of is average daily balances in state or government securities is recommended by State Treasurer Earl Page. Page said yesterday the state was losing interest on its $17,700,000 in idle cash because it could not legally invest it and added that depository banks didn't want it. The 1939 law permits the state to vest up to 50 percent of its average daily balances' and $6,101,00 has been converted into securities. Increased tax collections have piled up another $17,700,000 in the treasury, and Page estimated that another $5,000,000 or $6,000,000 could _be safely placed in interest- bearing securities if the law was amended to permit investment of three-fourths of the average daily balances. "If the legislature could be called into special session and would amend the law, the state could invest this surplus and earn enough interest to maintain two or three departments," he said. has been under way several months and may not wait until defeat of Germany, which he agreed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower be expected in 1944. "I am hopeful and expectant," King said, "that Germany will be defeated in 1944. I am expectant that unremitting pressure on Japan will be continued and increased. "I don't know whether anyone else has anounced it but it would be an obvious thing — studies have been underway for several months looking to a shift of power from the European theater to the Pacific theater not only when Germany is defeated, but as her defeat seems near at hand." The navy's commander-in-chief added in an interview that when the shift in power is made "the main lines of attack on Japan are already determined and additional means will be used to additionally implement the general strategy of defeat for Japan." Asked if the United States now is in a better position because of the increased size of the fleet, which has been doubled in the last year, he replied emphatically: "VVe are in a better position to retain what is technicaaly known as the initiative. We'd be going along faster against Japan if we had more means." Those additional means will be available with transfer of power from the European theater, he added. The Thousand Islands comprise seven large and 1,600 small islandj. No Rural Delivery of Mail Saturday There will be but one delivery of rnail in the city Saturday, and no rural route deliveries, Postmaster Eobert M. Wilson said today in announcing a partial-holiday schedule for Hope postoffice on New Year's. The stamp and general delivery windows, only, will be open from 9 to 11 a- m. Mail will be received and dispatched, and placed in post- office boxes, as usual. FBI Captures Two Nazi Prisoners Fort Smith, Dec. 30 — (fP)— Two German war prisoners from the Camp Chaffee internment camp had a few hours of freedom yesterday after escaping from a work detail assigned to chopping trees several miles east of here. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, announcing the escape, said the men were captured by a military guard company from the camp. The FBI gave the men's names as Rainer Kaczmarczyk, 22, and Erwin Beircau, 20. «*-« v —— ARKANSAN DIES IN ACTION Little Rock, Dec. 30 —W— Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Robertson, Sr., of Little Rock were notified by the War Department last night that their son, Lt. Joe W. Robertson. Jr., 26, an army air forces bom in the Southwest Pacific, He at tended the University 'of Arkansas Lead crayons were used by Aztecs at the time of Cortez. Britons to By EDDY GILMORE , \ V* Moscow, Dec. 30 — (IP)— The Ger-> ,J •nan high command appears to ^ lave lost control of its forces, at ; least temporarily, on the Russian, Eront m the Wackiest period for the,' • Nazis since their invasion of , the- * ^ Soviet Union. ., ( i It is as apparent as the face on the Kremlin clock that Hitler 4 or -,, his generals, or both, have guessed^ ^ wrong again — have been outwit-' " ted by the Red Army general staff, >'' and have made one, of their •great- ' ' est blunders of the war. Marshall Von Mannstein's whole Ukrainian front is caving in. i His proud tank units are piling'' up m the snows. Garrisons are out of communica- i" tion'with the command. They are* being,surrounded and the Russians are retaking territory. Hitler's big blunder was his counter-offensive west of Kiev. He drew large numbers of tanks and Soldiers from other sections of the front and from the deep lear— '. from France, Italy, Poland and the- Netherlands — and threw them with great fury into Gen. Nikalai , Vatutin's front, hoping to [achieve' a breakthrough, cut off large num- * bers of Red troops, retake Kiev,, and capture command of the Mid- 0 die Dnieper again, His great effort gave him two cities — Zhitomir and Korosten — and lots'of villages which are not important. But it cost him several thousand tanks and thousands of soldiers'. / • By HENRY C. CASSIDY By E. D. BALL London, Dec. 29— —The over- - ons to command the naval and air Dwight D. Eisenhower, -supreme commander. " • Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who planned the naval phase of the Allied North American and Mediterranean invasion operations, was named naval commander-in- chief. Air Marshall Trafford L. Leigh Mallory, head of the HAF's fighter command, was chosen to lead the aerial forces. These appointments, following the naming of Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Tedder to be Eisenhower's deputy commander-in-chief, gave Britain three top positions in the supreme command. Still to be appointed is a commander for American ground forces. There is a possibility that an overall comamnder for British and American ground forces also will be named, and other key positions may yet be filled. Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery has been designated commander of British ground forces. The selection of Ramsay and Leigh-Mallory to head the naval and air arms, which of necessity will play two of the most vital parts in the Allied lunge across the channel, was announced at 10 Downing street. Bans Cool Shipment West of the Ohio Washington, Dec. 30 —(/P)— Interior Secretary Ickes announced today the hard coal shortage in the east is so severe that no more hard coal will be shipped west of the Ohio r Pennsylvania boundary until April i. The embargo on westward shipments, he said, will provide about 300,000 additional tons 'for the east. Ickes, replying sarcastically to the War Manpower Commission, asserted he is more positive than ever the coal shortage is due "to a considerable extent" to a manpower shortage. : He accused the Manpower Commission of giving no help except to conduct a recruiting campaign that was unsuccessful. The Manpower Commission recently attributed coal shorages; to the work stoppages in the mines this year. At another point of a news pon- ference, Ickes assailed coal distributors in the east who, he said, are reluctant to handle soft coal be Vatutin's troops were less than 48 miles from the rail and river ftfl v * •» MVi «^44 «+ 444 j a** ivx v,c«? uwiii* 4 CJLU\> icu-it tw .uauiAlV 9VjLt vV>al. 'L)c- barclier, had been Killed in action cause they think "Santa will bring 1.1 •lUrt OsMi^i-.iii.m.j T~* nn :f:~ ij-_ „.! lf anthracite lf town of Gorodnitza, on the old Pol ish-Russian border, following their spectacular capture of the rail, hub , of Korosten yesterday, Aiming , toward the first, plunge out of Soviet territory, they pushed forward impetuously on the heels of a bit- ° terly resisting but exhausted enemy. With the northern arm of Vatu- tin's forces rapidly expanding a 42- mile wide breach in the Leningrad- Odessa railway' from Korosten- south of Chernyakhov, other units were closing in orj Zhitomir frpm the north and east, and latest front dispatches plaqed vanguards«beyond the town of Hvkov, five miles northeast of that equally important junction on the Western Ukraine rail network. Nowhere were, there any" signs that Marshal Fritz Von Mannstein's thoroughly disorganized army would be able to stem the tumiil- - tuous Soviet onrush short of the Bug river. On the southern front, inside the Dnieper river bend, Gen. Rodion Malinovsky's Third Ukraine Army, in a new supporting drive, second in importance only tq Vatutin's offensive, struck westward across the river from Zaporozhe in a nine- mile advance that completely re^ stored the great Dniper dam to Russian hands, Zaporozhe itself, 40 miles south of Dnepropetrovsk, was captured Oct. 14. Today's thrust liberated more than 20 towns, including Khortitsa island in the Dnieper, opposite Zaporozhe, dispatches reported. This drive was apparently heading for Nikopol, chief source of Germany's sorely needed manganese, 35 miles southwest. Between the scenes of these two major Russian offensives, the Germans pressed stiff attacks north of Kirovograd in an attempt to keep open that center of road and rail communications. They used large tank and infantry forces, but their tactical positions were unfavorable for anything more than local gains or delaying action to protect their withdrawal from that threatened region. Oil Meeting Jan, 13 at Sh re report, La. El Dorado, Dec. 29 —(IP)— A meeting of the Magnolia Salt Water Disposal and Pressure Maintenance Committee will be held at Shreveport La., at 9:30 a. m. January 13, Director Alec M. Crovyell of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commissio During the first six months of Die 1943, age. 18 predominated in the frequency of arrests. announced today. Crowell said the committee's legal group had prepared two proposals for submission to Magnolia operators at the meeting.

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