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sdfcKfo -A 1 ; * " rPM™.' •*- i. * JT V . a*M m. r Aiaxtfattd th« use fo* ixrtehes tf*d»ed to ft of not «*dit«t Ift thii paf>«f and also tNs loco ..published htfcirt. .^sSS.SS; • ?w ~« ; N*w York Cl»y. 292 Wadlso ......LMIch.4 2841 W. Grand BWd. no at*. 4»4 Terthtrt&i IB*.; I 722 Unten'St.; Hold E».ry t hin 9 ' • -^.f.^p/Y^t''; 5 •." Thl ^ 5^ dB i° ^.r Vo^V V :^1^ look-of-th.-Monfh <, _ u *"s- • L , . ^ "2'S*! * -• -•* ~ r ^ f *<T*V ^^i 7 >^r?^ £B^-. v *' u ? ^i •"* * * rf '* * J f % •• * ' * * ' t c i * t * r * * N . W, UWIOM 10110 If iOt CONSID.Nl , 1*41, "She's to handle those newly ;.lathers!" The Carolina p.aroquet, 'n native American parrot, has been extinct since 1904. SIDE GLANCES By Galbroth MOM STAfc HO M/ ARKANSAS *j.w %.££&<*«*: Social and P crtona Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Phtnt 7M i*tw««A I •. m. and 4 p. Vn, Social Calendar Ahead; as we ihundertd over Tokyo, wdi Davey Jonei. The walls seemed to puff out. ^SSSsSSs•. s'S^giaSsSsSaKffi S^SE^-l^iffiir 1 ; tsSi ,h* > T ,,a m und to pl«». I g.v. th« *,p . M, «f »»7?* t S«t^pteUv«^,»"» ISppE,." df»»J '»»"•» »«'• » 6«<»« ''"'K '™"*, e ~tt^i^fr&f& ~^&^i^tttsx ^rstsaA h rj;Ja!3E!-.± pf SAJAftzt"«±^d•4«h.r 8 -™Z"d ™J 1st.*±ta i i ti» *« 4 to «". tad fi rrr r" ™' ln m """" 1 '" cn '"" S 8 "< We let »Ht Incendiary flo , Japanese 'didn't tlirow up a wall of machine The dive brought us over a flimsy area m .t .. '.-. _._.! A»^!H *•!«• Tt*f\ lirr nt nllf part of the city and again the red 1 ght had let the incendiary go. Our actual bombing VV.VI Uliu srf»^» *•* ••*•• o * no more than 30 seconds. jutskirts lit planes 'Thunday, December 30th Honoring Mrs. C. H. Nolsbn of Okmulgee, Okla., Mrs, Franklin Hbrton will be hostess at a desert- bridge at her home, 7:30 o'clock. An excutive meeting of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the First Methodist church will be held at the church will be held at the church, 3 o'clock. . Thursday Evening conlract club, home of Mr, and Mrs. Kelly Bryant, 7:30 p. m. Mrs. A. K. Holloway will be hostess to the Tuesday Conlract club at Tier home, 2:30 o'clock. nureucLouu Jong. I nosed down K railroad tr like San Francisco. Instead it spreads out all over creation' gone. fc ^ ^ " Q d j ck , u stiu morCi and Up thcrc in t i, c c i t y, and ahoad of us loomed si ... "tiSiSSa- the first of our Objectives before I saw <^^$^^^** ** **** '^^ ^« 1 ^ ™ M ^ ** ^^ " m °" ' Draw!... eopvrteht. 1943. b, KI M F,.tu». Syndic^. In^ T».t copyrLKt. lt«. b y K.ndom Ito.,. Inc. A Boo^f-the.Mo^CJub^l.et.0,. By J. II Willioms By Hershberger OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplc OUT OUR WAY •- i - —-i——.--—-i " ~' "^ _^ ;__.„.. -- ....--, '-->•- • • _..' ' I / t p-v/r3C± ,-*T iZ.OtvAP- \ FUNNY BUSINESS PRODI GM. € • BE OUT <i>POM&lNCr UP MEVx' M EAR'S SWELL IXC T'fA 6LNO I'M '•VeETOTM.ER.-~- OMLS V EMER <= ^ eve.p, TAV,E: h NOU x NUP \% VMW&N T .-V?;{ ELBOSMED SE T A COLO/- J 3 MCOR 3RODGUT MOO HOrvVfc CM 9TILI 6/XRA&&.' AKE 60TTUE RED WHY MOTHERS GET cant 1«U IV MtoMiivie't. me- T. M. me. u. t. rtn "The guests w*nt to play some New Year games, George __ „««« <«» n«<i'/>iii nut iVinco sillv nnlics! so come on and'cut out those silly antics! By Walt Disney He Shoulda Stood in Bed Job for Experts ( CALL UP THE CREWS OF THOSE fty JOME^ PERFECT: wwr\ f WITH THE Y 'MoSajroeoMSiw weeoTPBONt- THE aBmsH! THey've BBENCMAFAIA UP 25 MORE, HUMMER, WHILE , , 1 RUN OVER TO OPEBATIOMS CdLONEL '6 STILL AT THE BIT FOR DAYS TO PUT ON AND SHOW THIS TO COLONEU Thimble Theater 'Seeing Double!" Bv Fred Harmon LOOK L1KB A S°o UJAS AFTER 1 VAM IN'A COURSE, I VAMjUJlT 1 OKIE EVE NAW I KIM UJASH RVD&R'-THANK e«3OT>3£^ rvt FDUl^D YOU— 1 rV\DE A DREADfUL roUNU TOO M £XpR£S5 OFF , ce / NTEDONWA'D £^!^-PSwe ^susm,, wHo; D f^D ORF THEPAIMTE'iV. THINK I 6OT TCUO ME DRAFT CARD «5EZ IVAM VOOUNDED PARTNER *^ EVES—THE MAW CAW'T AST ME HOUI LOKIfil I8EEKJ EI6HTEEN Copi. 194J. Kinj Fuluiei Simtolc, Inc., WoilJ ii|]Mi |y Edaar Martin Bv V, T, Hamlin feeti ami HOT •wMiM Just an Easy Toss BESIDES, I NEVER DIP UKE ' HAVE SOME DROQUN& OPE HANSIM'AW^""" (YHEr4 I WAS 5MIN! 'D JUST TDSS'IM IN_EA9J/ LIKE> CfS HE WOULDN'T BE AROUND ' STICK A, KNIFE IN MY BACK WOULDN'T T NO, I WOUUDIfT THROW AN OLD WAN INTO TH 1 RIVER IU EAT TH 1 POTJOQ, JUST SO-9 I'LL 6ET MV IRON! By Merrill Blotui By Chic Young Pen Name Perhaps? Blondie Can Keep the Change VOU'RE THE VOUNS A TELEGRAM TO MEN 1 MET OVER. NEAR THE PARK A. WHILE ASO.' YIN& WE MET YOU.' THROWW6"'! MEAN 6IVW<5 ASTA6PARTY ANP WANTS WE TO COME TO IT Friday, December 31st Mrs. Milton Eason will entertain the Wednesday contract club with the- weekly games, 7:30 o'clock., Monday, January 3rd , ' Unit No. 1 of St. Mark's Auxiliary will meet at the home of Mrs. J. T. West, 4 o'clock. Coming and Going George Ruffin Marshall of Chi 'cago Musical College is the guest ,of Miss Mubgie Bell, and Ike T. Bell today. He is spending the IF THROAT ISSORf IF A COLD has given you a miserable sore throat, , here's how to relieve the • suffering. i DO THIS NOW—Melt n small lump |of VapoRub on your tongue and Ifeel the comforting medication Tslowly trickle down your throat— S bathing the irritated membranes ••bringing blessed relief where you Vnt it, when you want it. i THIS TONIGHT — Rub throat, st with VapoRub. Its longcon- _ued poultice-and-vappr action Rosens phlegm, relieves irritation. MS cough- a ttf^tfC , n invites «mT|Wt^W I tul sleep. V VA»oRua ') » w. datum's. Market •, jandle nothing but Choice Mea\ IK.C. Steaks and Pure Porli lusage. /Main Phone 807 NEVSAENGER NOW SHOWING Fred Astaire in 'Skys the Limit' —STARTS FRIDAY— Roy Rogers in "Song of Texas' and RIALTO Last Times Today Deonno Durbin in 'Amazing irs. Holliday' and 'Clancy treet Boys' Starts Friday and Terry in ystery adcast' -olidays in Shre.veport with his mbther, Helen Ruffin Marshall. Mi-s. C. H. Nelson of Okmulgec being enlcrtnlned this week by ler sister-in-law, Mrs. Franklin lorlon, and Mi'. Hprlon. Ll. Colonel kelson,' who has been overseas for he past 22 months, is now slalion- ed In New Zealand. Cadels Russel Porter, KInard Young,.and Bob Conway have re- urned to Marion Military Institute, Marion, Ala,* after a holiday visit n their 'respective homes. Mrs. Paul Jones and son, Ronnie, Suspicious of Wife, Husband Murders Her New York, Dec. 30 (JP>— Lewis Wolfe, 33, identified .by police as a wealthy Montreal contractor, was charged today with beating his attractive, red-haired Vienese wife to death with n steel-weighted shoe in a Brooklyn hotel (St. Georges) last hight. • "I was suspjclous," Assistant District Attorny Edward A. Hef- fernnn quoted him ns saying. "It was on my mind: Fihally I got up. I look the shoe and beat her. I con* tinned to beat her'until she was quiet." ' Heffernan said the wife, Paula have returned from a visit to Bear- Monn ' ?'• a ™dlo singer and nc- ,1™ Ti, ot , «,.;,.„ nn^^ m ,,n«inH h n ™ n tress wtl ° m Wolfe married in Paden. They were accompanied home jy Mrs, Jones' father, R, J. Glaze, Sgt. and Mrs. II. J. ulaze, Jr., and Miss Ellen Jane Glaze. Mrs. Jack Meek and daughter, Carolyn, left loday for Iheir home n Bradley afler a holiday visll n Ihe K. G. McRac home. Lillle Miss Cynthia Still of Arkadelphia. is visiting her grand- molher, Mrs. Arch Cannon, this week. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Carlson have gone to Hot Springs loday to visit their son, Sgl. Costa Carleson. Communiques Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Hazzard, 306 North Elm, have received a letter from their son, Pfc. James W. Hazzard, staling that he has arrived safely in England. In a letler to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wiggins, Hope Ht. 1, Cpl. Lyle Wiggins, 20, tells of a flight to North Island in San Diego Bay on Christmas Day. According to the letler, Cpl. Wiggins, who is stationed at the U. S. Marine Corps Air Slaliqn, Mojavc, Calif., was in charge of 10 planes making the trip. He was inducted in the army in February, 1943 at St. Louis. Stockmen to Control Annual Show Little Rock, Dec. 30 — (/f) — The Arkansas Livestock Show Association, which now includes a large number of business men in its membership, will be c o n- trolled after Feb. 15 by stockmen. Associalion directors decided here yeslcrday to revise the membership setup to give the stockmen a substantial numerical majority. - • :• The new membership will include 75 producing stockmen named from each of the 75 counties and 10 persons of other occupations selected from the state at large. The stockmen members will be selected by Feb. 15. They will be named by county fair commitlees in Iheir respective counties or by the existing show association. At a Feb. 15 mceling, the directors will receive proposals foi establishing a permanent site for Ihe livestock show. Pine Bluf, Little Rock and North Litlle Rock are expected to bid. Pine Bluff residents were thanked by the directors for pro moling and supporting the 1943 show last October. Secretary Clyde Byrd reported an operational loss of $12,387 on the 1943 show. Temporary Promotion for Six Arkansans Washington, Dec. 30 (/P) Tom porary promotions of six Arkansas army officers and appointmenl of majors lo lieutenant colonels, one other were, announced by the lostine 10 years ago, came lo the Uniled States recently for a re union with her husband after six month's separation. The assistant district attorney quoted the contractor as saying he arrived in lhis>counlry from Pales- lino in June and Ihcn senl for his wife. Sunday, he discovered from a friend, that she had arrived and was slaying at a.Manhallan holel. "I thought she was unfaithful lo me," Heffernan said Wolfe told him. "I thought maybe she had met omebody else on Ihe boal." About midnight last night, Hef crnan added, the contractor called lolice lo Ihe holel and lold them ie had killed his wife. Arraigned on a homicide charge, iVolfe was held without bail for a icaring Jan. 3. When police arrived at the hole' oom, Heffernan said, Ihoy founc he actress' body, full clolhed, in a jool of blood on Ihe floor. Her skull lad been crushed.. Nearby, Ihey said, lay Ihe dealh weapon — a man's shoe, size seven, vilh a melal shoe Iree inside and metal reinforcement on Ihe heel. Wolf, a nalive of Canada who said he had spent 11 years in Pales- ,ine as a contractor, told delec- ives he persuaded his wife lo go .o the Brooklyn hotel with him Monday, and Ihoy quarreled con- siuntly. "Because there was suspicion on my mind I couldn't sleep," Hcffer- •ian quoted him as saying. "She would admit nothing. "I thought: If my wife was unfaithful I would kill .her." Then he struck her with the shoe, the assistant district attorney quoted Wolfe as relating. "I got up and took a balh," Heffernan said' Ihe man conlinued, "thinking il would refresh me and help me a liltle. But it didn't. I was very much infatuated with my wife. Look! I'm wearing a wedding ring." Police said Wolfe was a graduate of McGill University. In Palestine, they said, he operated a farm and also manufactured tenls for Ihe Brilish army. He was quoled as saying he. had Iwo children by a previous marriage still living in Palestine. When he decided to leave thai country, he told police, he liquidated his business and returned to Canada, later coming to New York. Quail Season Will Continue to Jan, 30 Little Rock, Dec. 29 (/P)ft;- Sec- 'elary T. A. McAmis of Ihfe (Same and Fish Commission said; today .hat sportsmen in many secSbhs of the stale, particularly IhejAkkan- sas river valley, had askeS," tlje commission to close the quail season January 1 because of thelshdrt- age of birds. The season clones regularly January 30. '? i; "Since the legislature fixes .flfltes for the bird season, we are unable to change them," McAmis -j-said. The only thing We can jdo is Id appeal to sportsmen not IgfcpVer' shoot, so We'll have a bro$93,crop next year." ««*••. Sportsmen reported they jjlad ; not seen convoys in sections Jp|.,...Jhj|i stale where birds were plentiful;. iK' other years, and that young 1 -"birds, were scarce in most covey^j.tKey found, McAmis added. ARMY MAN DIES With the Second Army on Maneuvers, Somewhere in Tennessee, DC. 29 — (/P)— Private Russell A. Long, 22, member of a field artillery battalion, died Monday. Private Long had served in the regular army the past four years. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jewell B. Smith, 2705 Lewis St., Little Rock, Ark. Alaska can maintain a population per square mile equal to that of Finland, 10 million people, a survey reports. War Department today. Clyde Homer Brown, 1132 Central Ave., Hot Springs, and Irby Vclle Tedder, 1519 Oak St., Little Rock, have been advanced from Rail Strike Is Out But Not Wage Dispute By JOSEPH A. LOFTUS Washington, Dec. 30 —(/P)— With the army at the throttle, the nation's railroad system was rid. of a strike threat today but none of the wage conroversy lhal provoked it. Two brotherhoods, the trainmen and the engineers, executed agreements with the carriers, but the dmands of the 18 other organizations remain unsettled. The case of the 15 nonoporating unions, in fact, seemed more tightly knolled than ever. Chiefs of three operating unions — conductors, firemen, and swjtch- men — told Lieut. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell early yesterday they would not challenge the government, but they delayed sending strike cancellation orders to their chairmen in the field until 9 p. m., in order to include in the message some information of the wage set- llement. The order finally was sent without such information because, the union chiefs said, government spokesmen avoided a commitment. The contracts signed by the trainmen and the engineers provided for an increase of 9 cents <an hour and a week's vacation. Five cents of that amount was awarded' by President Roosevelt, acting as arbitrator, as compensation for overtime and away-from-home expenses.- Similar terms were reported' available to the firemen, conductors, and switchmen, but the chiefs, of these unions feared acceptance, would mean a wage freeze for ; duration of the war. This fear was grounded on a paragraph in the president's award which said: "I further determine that the increases in pay above recited shall be paid until pro'clama- tion by the president or declaration by the congress of the cessation of hostilities; and that the agreement now arrived at in time of war shall be without prejudice to rights of either party at the expiration of the dale above stated to seek a change in the agreement which is now made.-" Alvanley Johnston, chief of the engineers, expressed the opinion, however, the agreement he excut- e"i - may be opened on 30 days no- lice excepl wilh respect to the overtime, expenses and vacation provisions. 'Here is how the "nonop" case stood: When these 15 unions representing more than a.million office, shop, and track workers, cancelled their strike order Monday they sent a letter to President Roosevelt accepting the spiding scale increases of 4 to 10 ce nstapproved by Stabilization Director Fred M. Vinson, and said they would accept the president's arbitration of their overtime demands. Point Volues Cut oh Some Vegetables Washington, Dec. 30 —(#")— The Office of P r 1 c e admlnistralldn wished housewives a Happy. New Year today with a sharp reduction of ration- point values on'canned snap beans, peas, tomaloes and frozen fruits and vegetables. The good news was tempered somewhat by an upward adjust* ment of the values on jams, preserves and non-citrus marmalades. The boost is two points to a total 6f eight for a pound jar. The changes, effective Sunday for the month of January, give green and wax beans a zero point value for all sized cans, wiping out the current five-point rating, for example, on a No. 2 can. For a No. 2 can of peas, the new value is 15 points, compared with 18 at present. Tomatoes in No. 2 1-2 cans get a 0-point cut, being listed at 15 points. Explaining the reductions, OPA said supplies of snap beans are at a fairly high level and that production outlook is good. A decline in consumer demand of over 10 percent in the last two months makes possible the lower point values on peas and tomatoes. ^ These three items, the agency said, make up about 25 percent of all rationed processed foods. Ralion values on most frozen foods are cut to zero in a move to hustle these items out of storage, freeing urgently needed freezer space for record amounts of pork coming to; market. The point values of frozen corn, peas and lima beans remain unchanged, but all other frozen vegetables are made point-free, compared with December ratings of 12 points a pound for spinach at the top of the range and two points for beets and carrots at the bottom. Apples, applesauce and rhubarb are also listed at zero, while blueberries and huckleberries are reduced from 12 to 0 points a pound. All-.frozen fruit juices are lowered from 2 points a pound to a zero rating. The two-point .boost on jams, Cotuoltitt on Ntw Britain Are Light Washington, Dec. 30 —(/P) — Casualties to American troops in the New Britain fighting thus far have been light" despite severe Japanese opposition, the War Department reported today. The report was contained in a brief .announcement that "the first American units to land on the island of New Britain In the southwest Pacific consisted of Texas national guard cavalry with field artillery from Idaho," Texas troops led off in the assault in what constitutes the major threat to Japan's important base at Rabaul," it said. While the announcement did not specify where the Texas and Idaho forces went ashore, the landings presumably were those at Arawe, on the'southwest side of New Britain. British Getting in Position to Take Pescqra By RICHARD G, MASSOCK Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Dec. 30— (0*)-+ Eighth Army troops have pressed a mile up the Adriatic coast from Ortona toward Pescara over a heavily-mined .road, Allied headquarters announced today, while American bombers ripped info Nazi supply lines in Italy. Flying Fortresses, and other bombings Marauders, concentrated yesterday on blocking seaports and railroads supplying German forces preserves and marmalades is necessary, OPA said, because after two months of rationing of these items there are indications original point values were too low in relation to supply. ''The agency also announced all fruit spreads under 5 1-2 ounces, except citrus marmalades and spreads packed for Christmas sale will go back on the ration, list January 2, with special -Holiday packs returned January 9. Other processed food changes include a two - point boost for tomaTo paste and a reduction from five to three points for tomato sauce with cheese in packages of seven ounces or over. NEW SAENGER Special New Year's Preview Friday Night, lip. m. Promoted from second to first lieutenants were: Hugh Humbert Hammersly, Jr., 1906 N, 8th St., Fort Smith; James Thomas Carter, Harrison; Dale Frederick Heckendorn, Lepanto, and Floyd Charles Cook, 1310 Rice St., Little Rock. The appointment of Mary Elizabeth Keys, St. Edward Mercy hospital, Fort Smith, to second lieutenant was also announced. Scarcity of Chickens Is Predicted IN STOCK--* Radiant Heaters Automatic: Water Heaters Automatic Water Systems Harry W» Shivfr Heating Expert Pressing and Pry Cleaning Only safe, harmless cleaning agents are used by us, and we remove all spots and stains without hurting fabrics. If your suit only needs a pressing, bring it in for careful, satisfactory work. A Trial Will Prove It. HALL BROS. Cleanerf i Hatteri Phone 115 Washington, Dec. 30 — (fP) — Chicken soon will apear less often on home, restaurant and hotel menus as a substitute for rationed meats. The War Food Administralion last night ordered cold storage stocks of chickens set aside for Ihe armed services, mililary hospitals, the war shipping administration and other agencies buying for government account. The freeze order covered all stocks in excess of 3,000 pounds held by dealers, restaurant and hotel operators, processors wholesalers, retailers and other holders of frozen chickens. Owners of poultry held in individual family locker spaces were specifically exempted from the order. This action was taken after the Army complained that for many months it had been unable to obtain more than 20 per cent of its requirements for a twice- monthly Sunday chicken dinner for men in service. Unaffected by the order are marketings of poultry made beginning today. The Agriculture department said marketings are likely to continue larger than a year earlier for the first few week? of 1944, but then to decline sharply. This is the tag end of the 1943 marketing season. "Supplies of chicken for Civilians," the department said, "will be at a seasonally low level in the period of February through April. Demand for chicken! is likely to continue stronger than «j year earlier, well into J944 •— if not during the enlire year. In'the first six months, demand' aj. ceiling prices is likely to exceed supplies." i Because livestock feed supplies are below requireaaents of prejeni livestock population,, Ifre war>Coa<jl administration, has asked farm- Newspapers to Cut Down on Newsprint i J^ew York, Dec. 30 —(/P)— Newspapers all over the United States will be slimmer after this week as a 'result of a War Production Board decision today lo withhold from them part of the newsprint paper which Canada has offered to supply for printing of vital war and domestic news. Canadian paper mills supplied 210,000 tons of newsprint monthly during 1943. In early fall Ihey figured prospects were for 182,000 tons monthly in 1944, but last week reported an improved wood supply and offered to furnish 200,000 tons. The WPB, however, issued a curtailment order holding to the 182,000-ton figure. Harold Boeschensteih,. WPB forest products bureau ?hief, asserted in Washington today the new re- slriclions on newsprint use must go into effect Jan. 1. "There is no possibility that the graduated scale restrictions on the use of newsprint in the first quarter of 1944 can be relaxed or the effective date of the first quarter order postponed," Boeschenstein said. "Thai is definite and final." His statement was in answer to an inquiry as to possibility the WPB might decide now whether he changed Canadian situation affected its position. "Recent additional, unexpected and very large strategic requirements for non-newsprint paper by Jie army and navy dictate the absolute necessity for maintaining ;he restrictions on newsprint," Boeschenstein explained. "Vital paper for use in military operations must be made available. It cannot ae furnished by easing newsprint restrictions." Washington By JACK STINNETT Washington—Th capital experts, military and diplomatic, think there's little chance of Turkey coming inlb the war now. Even the best of the Washington observers have been wrong before. Pearl 'Harbor caught nearly all of them flat-footed. Before that, the striking power of Germany was their biggest wrong guess; and after that, they were almost unanimously haywire on the defensive strength of the U.S.S.R. But since those days, the experts have become pretty cautious and the rivir- lually unanimous prediclion lhat Turkey won't come into the war now is worth exploring. The session between President Roosevelt, Churchill, and President Ismet Inonu of Turkey in Car has, of course, given fresh impetus to the-rumor thai the Turks are on the march on the side of the Allies. That the Turks have been leaning more and more to the United Nations in recent months needs no argument. But neither in military nor diplomatic circles here . is there any thought that this will lead to an immediate declaration, of war against the Axis. The reasoning back of this conclusion isn't complicated: (1) The Turks aren't any more prepared for war than the British were prepared to resist invasion after Dunkirk or than we were prepared to launch an offensive against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. They do have an army, but it is ill-equipped and lacking particularly in air power and mech- zation. The three armored Nazi divisions which are reported poised on the Turkish-Balkan borders might have no greater difficulty knocking out Turkish strategic centers than they did plowing through the courageous but poorly equipped Greek forces. ; (2) Istanbul, Ankara and other Turkish melropolitan centers are as vulnerable to air attack, in miles, as the cities of western Nazi- held Europe or as the cities of eastern England when the' Luftwaffe was in its heyday. In war machines to combat these attacks, they are even less prepared. Turkey needs planes, anti-aircraft guns and the thousand-and-one other instruments of defense and offense if they are across the peninsula battle line, with heavy blows especially on Rimini and Ferrara. : , On the left flank of their advance at Orlona, Eighth Army units seized an important hill half a mile northwest of Villa Grande, headquarters said. In the Cehlral sector, Fifth Arrriy troops stormed 3,000-foot Mt. Cer sausla five'miles east of Biagio after a half-mile advance. The hill overlooks the Colle-Alina highway; Heavy German attacks on,Ponta Fiume, at the mouth of the Garigliano river on the west coast, have died down with the village still in Allied hands, a headquarters, "officer said. Elsewhere on the front patrols were active. Troops which look Ortona Tuesday found the town full of booby traps and time bombs. . \. (The Canadian press said Canadian troops had driven two miles beyond Ortona on' a straight Macadam road and advanced patrols probably, were nearing the Arielli river, seven miles beyond the Moro river and the next probable Grman lin of defense.) The Germans-were reported still holding. San Viltore 'on, the .'road•• to Cassino, but delayed battle line dispatches from the Fifth Army front said a terrific American.,,artillery bombardment had levelled the vil : lage and that American patrols had penetrated the edge, of the village but had been forced'to withdraw. Fighter-escorled heavy-'.bombers in strong formations-bombed; buildings and railroads at Rimini on the Adriatic coast in Northern Italy and Ferrarra, 28 ,,niiles ^northwest of Bologna, starting fires and explosions, the communique added. Medium bombers hit installations at Certaldo, Orvieto, Bucine, .and Foligno above Rome. No Allied planes were lost. Returning pilots said large fires were left blazing at Rimini, 80 miles south of Venice, for the second consecutive day. Gambling: Operotoi Released on Bond Hot Springs, Dec. 30 Held over, tolhe,*'grana charges of operating- a ^ house, George Clayton^ G*. derson, and Freddie Driuss released oh $250 bonds !n munldjiat-f court here today, Pleas d£"g1iiftyt were entered by-the threes, Seven others arrested by police on similar changes dismissed by, thf tsu¥i<> _^ They were': William" tiugaBr* Bruce, J. B. Johnson, Rock ski, Gilbert Howard, Billy Nobbenlg and Charles Green, "**Vs - ,;^ The first watches with., cpilecf ^f springs came into us"o century. ,-, , Gmpette $/ /SODA I i Service - wS| ''IRVING T.- Owner; arid' going into this war. (3) On the other hand, Turkey can no longer be considered a strt- ly neutral nation and if Ihe Nazis weren't so hard-pressed on other fronts, they would surely, say military experts here/ strike at the heart of the nation now. Diplomatic circles here think what is most likely is lhat out of the near-eastern conferences came a declaration by Turkey that t would do all in its power to aid the United Nations and that in return, it would be given a seat at the peace table. This "all in, its power" may launch Ihe Turks into war. It may cpnsist of providing Allied air bases and a troop corridor to the Balkans, if and when we start a thrust in that direction. London, Dec, 3 0 (JP) — A German rout along the whole front before Zhitomir was announced by Premier Marshal Joseph Stalin tonight in a triumphant order ol the day reporting a Russian advance up to 60 miles in five days oj bitter fighting that has widened the breach more than 180 miles, 1944—and Freedom's light shines bright as a symbol of hope and opportunity throughout the entire vyorld. There is still work—hard work—to be done before Victory, but the privilege of living in "the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave" is beyond price, sacrifice or toil. At this—the beginning of another New Year—let us all firmly resolve to do share .toward hastening day of Peace...toward ing 1944 the Victory FRISCO LINES It Was A Bod Year For Bankruptcies New York —(XP)— Barely one- third as many concerns went to the wall in 1943 as in the preceding year, Dun' & Bradstreet experts estimale. ers to produce fewer commercial broilers and fryers in 1944. Men, Women! Old at 40,50,60! Want Pep? Want t« fftl YfWMftr, Nttf Vim? rtHHiJ, rundown lp(0- Do you bUua«_^cbaiut«d, At sll drug'stores everywhere—in Hope, at Go* and Gibson Drugs. To Our Friends and Customers: Temporary Headquarters Jjor Chas. A. Haynes Co. SECOND Haynes Grocery Chas

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