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'W>W >" r'a" J ^fe!?> " How Aft You ips Must Import ital War Materials Serrh* WMfanr OW *u&ka attack an C sigftilkaa*. t*. Asewfect ia tb* Psurflk, r Japan u«r the ttuM all raw raatumais n«!« of war. But .Japan t»«s* lifer fe» of tbe vital ituffs, «a iniporfti, ia ry n*«*»Uj of i. fighting before wratka " ~ | United States aansaSSy Sfattegfc raw materials in tfct sffir, tunjstett. mtrfwr, tm. fiber, dWOBs*? and % deficiency a* rubber, cottoji. timber, tin, leather, otl nnd or***, IL S. 6* dependent on 1 only one of the- Aaiatie raw ^ _ Japan, on th«e «stfc*f ntbt normally Jets meat of h«r «at"' steel a large quantity a* of her timber chetnk«S» front Aznerura, Her otefcei Canada, now « war *• -4.S ™[ ' ."• * VI * M Wickard Hom« Farm Plan ^..'-United States can fvmctem ] " t sflJL But Japan. through '* ('«tfoetfcwljr cut ofl fewm ! listaatce of raw materials. r« the A, B> C, Dt tAmeric** | .China, Dutch East Imfio.v i j puts as added burden w»; She must conquer the fiadur i ;'' : sbc can gain the tin. robber; rJK.' S. is under w> such btudcn,'; hrubber; tungsten, rfworo* "&;fiber are available to A. B. i tenantries. The big nib >* teas*- i ' Lit to the IT. S. i of a qukk decision either' . Japanese-American ^likely shake down Unto a ' battle of the sea routes, ( t naval authorities hold the nor- ' from the Indies wta Man- j 5 ,iu>rtheastward to the U. S. will xtabtei. Some 2.80B miles at t? close to Japan's rsavul base*, ?? substitute route to the south, V ule 'course through tho, is also opcit to attack j'Japanese plane and subrnartas'• ., in the Caroline and Mariana [ C ' f' n, is in no better position. Her j r are shorter, but they are more f fay geography to narrow . They're wide open to- cruiser and airplane attack. naval strength for protecting: the [ vitla to both countries, Ja- oinj.ts ^definitely at a disadvantage.| •«™Tj| S, jnaintains a fleet built a-' 1:12 capital ships in the Pacxmic. a total of 24 16-inch guns Japanese Dig Air in Tokyo has a navy built on the base 14 capital shipji— depending er four battleships scheduJed iJatmching this year are fitted for y; TJie 10 old ones have 16 16- inch 88 of H-inches. r, too, that Britain has a or two in those waters, Dutch have a fleet of light craft in the Indies. a's 10 old capital ships have ^ ranges. They could tsteam from Yokohama to Hawau A vulnerable fleet train of oil , + They were built for action iyraters close to base .Thenr armor i\Bfluch lighter than the U. S. battlc- fupa.^but the# are faster. ^Here's the way it adds up. The war ' " not cut the U .S. off from sources raw materials except silk. a's problem is only the protec- 'of convoys from sources in friend fhands. Japan has the convoy problem, plus |$je!i necessity of first conquering the of supply. Mill, 4ftK ft * ***» *** **-«*•* *-* **»%«•** «. I T» »-»>«* « » *•**"« *** Wfr* fa, i , K «iw , . , »«» „„ , I*, » .in T-.I)» •k'» •• > .(.j.t ,rf .,. , •UK « <• .n<~« *••,' W.,, . . ., >M, , „ ., .K*Jv t Hi«,t,» v-.,.*. i,,, rf> I. v , .U (t» , i, t»,*i.»'tl .«,!') V ,• ft-Mt , , ', « ' , if'. .u.,. , ,, ^ •» i i**. * . n-> m < ,l», **» ,,.', . v , (1 , , *l t » -*' ft i t< v,, V> * * V,' * * •I , .fe, *l It.)k, , it., f« IMt 1|SU« I ,1 1 « , I ,»} * -*! ,1 .»,» , ,1 ll^H | .« J»i V , 1 ..,,».! 1 I,, i. *>l. (he New War t»t r, T I I ~ t# y ^^^ i WtH4 i' t i, ,i, u n,< i it < H. \ lit. V H •( V > H#ffl Aif <" r it t > t «t r The Japanese apparently expect army ot&cex totructa $cuc^ of tlUSS^^jl^^^'^ttt^tii^^U/BSt. Longer Years •or Grandma By HOWARD W, BLAKESLEE IP Science Editor |j|fW'YORK — Here's to you, Lad- ayerage life has risen to 70.78 is the new figure from the olitan Life Insurance Com- famous tables of average hfe ou have beaten the men across !Jhjs5"'three-score-and-ten year mark you have got that does it, is not ar. But on the records you have ji leading the men by several years V since these life expectation tab- first started, lon't kid yourself that the statis- 3?e making mistakes. If they ye erred, it is on the conserva- ^t side, and maybe they should havr l'"giyen the girls an expectancy of re jhan 7X. 'proof of this is in the U. S tables. The first life expecta- . table was issued by Metropohtar " J922, giving women an expectancy 6|.75 years. The census now show the wony;n actually lived this t pnly that, they surpassed th< by a smal Imathematica' can't keep these American wo- down. Here's to good-lookms i?rY§r§ Looking For "''fMPORIA, Kas. — vf>- The thieve.' . yfio visited L. M. Barton's home had |f, diversified Wstes. They stole his radio Qi the living room and then took door from his chicken coop. Start QPJEYA, O. -W- The son of ->§tat«i Highway Patrolman and Mrs Tttnberlake recently was Timothy Nelson Thpber- father b predict«i§ T. N. f, HIS CHRISTMAS CAROL TIIR .ITORTi T1l« IrTKM •( »n- drow nT«rb»rt>'» wilt «jt»»lfjt»it Iknt hl» »<^fr«t«ry C'nrnt, •»•! «»• Andr t* manlnir th« b«i»*M «'- curdlnK to kU futher** »«U«r »t *"«ervl«e 10 »h« peopl*.** (>m C«r«l. wko ha* lavvd Andy »!•«* tctrt- kood. In a itimcult «PO<- Alth«u«li thr wilt luu n«t b««n (aa»d, Carol fcnotrx U* term*, and. her heart jiinlui when Aa4y, cnnrvntl? ta- rolved Trilh, «lr«k Uiittii JaUxn. tv -n» mnnaicrmcDl aver to n"- urrapulon* Mr, H*rrt«k, nk<M« anlr id*a U <a makf maavy. Sh« know* <hnc nale»* \attr »kaw* more of ike knirt Iknc ka» made him be kind to newxbay M<-kr and to a aionervt puppy he ha* adopted, he "111 lane the (lore la charity by vote of the *trnnv« "Jury" hi* late father'* will pro- Tided for. Pvanj-plaehlaK UCT- rlck torn* iloirn Hill Itrrfr. aa employe la love irllh Carul. on repair* for the toylaad elerator. An llerrlck'n potlele» brftia to take their toll. Carol atakrx ra*h ndjaatntealii to neTeral cmitomer* to uphold the more'* reputallna, knowing it will get her in trouble TTith. Hrrrlek hot irlll *taad Aady in Rood utead when the will l« found. Day before ChrUtraa* the toylaad elevator falU. Injurlnff »eir»boy Mrky. Dqck-pn»«lntr Herrlek preteads to blame Dill, Hit* him. * * » NICKY'S MERRY CHRISTMAS CHAPTER IX TT wasn't a very Merry Christmas for Carol as she and Mary climbed into Bill's ancient car and headed for the hospital. Bill, In his Santa Claus suit, seemed less downhearted than last night. He'd get another job, he assured them, and show Mr. Herrick that somebody else would trust him. Mary, too, was lifting herself above her troubles. She had the promise of a job on January 1 and was happy about it. And Nicky was going to be all right. The hospital had given her a favorable report just before they started. It should have cheered Carol. But it didn't. Nothing could. Not as long as Dearborn's was being ruined by Mr. Herrick's mismanagement and Andy was sitting calmly by, unaware of the tragedy of it. No, the sight of lighted trees and burning candles choked her. Wreaths of mistletoe left her unmoved. It was Christmas everywhere — except in Carol's heart. She forced a smile to her lips when they entered the big, brick building of the hospital. She mus be gay for Nicky's sake. Quietly, Bill pushed open Nicky's door and peered in. "We're top 3#te," he whispered. jfvu v* U*t twit rs^hs ;«r to y«u He stood astcto and they a!! star«d at the rlarkem-d room light* «d by the hugs CKtisln^Kt trs« already decorated and sitting beside Vicky's bed. Carol's surprised eyes mov«d to the flffure bent to the finer ntar khe tree. The figure straightened. It was Andy Dearborn. He was i they don't trunk it's yowr r*ult. do rw *, « Ik •« M I v 4 * • So ses An4/. had for»">Uen Nirfejr. H* said, hU ey«s thoufhtfuU "Aw, ttk* Wilt » k»«»« It* *<H( h«f Mr* ,Uti;« «Tulm« "1* N I I m*.r putting together the pieces of track for an electric train. Andy said, "Hello, Carol. Hello, Mary. Merry Christmas." He nodded coolly to Bill. He's blaming Bill, Carol thought miserably, and Bill's too proud to tell him the truth even it Andy would believe it, J We—brought a tree, too," she managed to say. "We wanted Micky—to have a Merry Christmas." She dropped her parcels on a chair and Bill leaned the small tree against the wall. Their gifts looked trivial beside Andy's lavish ones. It was difficult for any of them to find something to say. Finally Carol gave Nicky their packages, aut her good wishes stuck in her throat. She smiled and patted his land. "Jiminy-gee! Thanks!" The boy's expressive face told an appealing story. "What a Christmas this turned out to be!" They watched him open the gifts. Then Carol went to stand above Andy. He was just starting the new train. "The doctor says Nicky will make it now," he said aside to her. "I'm glad." She mustn't let his affection for the boy encourage her to forgive him. The whole affair, indirectly, was Andy's own fault. He should have been able to see through the sham of Mr. Herrick long ago. Yet even the accident hadn't opened his eyes. WHEN Andy left, Carol turned rebelliously to Bill. "You see, Bill? He blames you, too Mr. Herrick has seen to that. You ought to go • to Andy yourself, Make him listen to your side of the story. He would remember when he came into the office tha day you were arguing with Mr Herrick. He could confront him with it and Mr. Herrick. would ti\ey, Mr. Bill?" They all looked at the boy. Bill ' •»< shook hw head. Carol Mid, "You «.< aren't to worry abmiS it, Nicky." IJJJ' Impetuously, M.try said, "BlU got fired tor it, Nicky." "B'ircd?" His eyes widened. "But, Jiminy-jjee, Mr. Hill nl'ays i took care o{ cvcryb<xiy! Ho i wouldn't make an acc'denl!" j "That's all right, Nicky," Bill . ssured him. 'The only thing that i matters Is your getting well." j "We may tire him," Carol said, j We'd better go." j When they reached home, Mary | eft Carol and Bill together. "Mary wants to go to the party aturday night, Bill. Would you mind her going with us?" "How do you know I'm going?" he said slowly. "Or have you for- ;otten I'm flred?" "I haven't forgotten," she said steadily. "But you're going to the >arty. Just as if you still worked at Dearborn's. I won't let you urn and run when you know you're in the right." * + * 'HE saw his jaw tighten. He could be stubborn when he chose. She felt obligated to see that he went Saturday night. It would be good for his sell-con- klence. "Besides," she coaxed, "you can't let me miss it. When I've iuj*ned down a dozen dates for you." She smiled to lighten the exaggeration of the boast. Bill smiled, too. "You know I can't, Carol. Yes, I'll go and we'll take Mary. She's a nice kid." He slanted a suspicious look at Carol. "You're not trying to promote anything, are you?" She flushed. "You know how I feel, Bill." Yes. I ho will I* Jolt**, l» «%* ««k«*« »r. *k« «k«««4 ** !»• know." He looked away. "You're not in love with me. You're in love with .somebody else. Somebody who.se narna is a secret. And there's nothing I can do about it!" "Look, Bill," she urged. "Why don't you get a new girl? You de. serve someone else." "Give you up to a fellow I'vo never seen?" he retorted, "Oh, no, Carol. Not rnc. to sue what he I'm going like- liisl!" (To lie Continued) »!«•* <Mrn« <4<tmi Mill Hfrr*. *« vmplftf* IH lmv» with t.'urttl. »w <%» tlrfrlvlkN |ft*llflff« tb«j(lw In t*fer ffc#fr l»ll« ('Mr**l m«ilbi»* *N*|I 10 upfcold lfc* •rurp'* r*pMfAllan, knonlKK II nlll art fcrr In Iraunlr nllk llrrrlrh fc»i "III •I»n4 Aniljr In KI»*M| wltftii Mhrn Ik* wilt N /pund. 1)117 Iwforo < krUllMIK Idf toylnnil >>l«viit«r lull*, Inlurlnx H « w • h n y ,Mrkr. llurk-p«ii«lH|C lUrrlrk. Hrm Hill. HIM, Tumi nnd her rnantmAlr. Mnrr, no la •«* rkltfkjr on rnrt.«lmn« d«f, An4 Aniljr lhrr». \tlrr hr •» *»ur. Mokr lrofn« fnmi Ihrm Ikal Hill !»•• nut la blame lot the eUmlur • rcldent. • • * HERRICK TAKES THE CREDIT CHAPTER X 44J'VE been to Mr. Benson's office •*-again, Cavol," Andy said when he came to the office the day after Christmas. "They tell me all my father's alTalrs will be tied up unless we can find the will. In the meantime the court wants some kind of record of the store's assets on the day of his death." "Our annual inventory starts Monday after New Year's, Andy. That's a week from Monday." She could talk of it calmly now. If the will weren't found, inventory need hold no terror for her. "That will give us the stock on hand. Then we can add the sales since Mr. Dearborn's death and subtract the invoices to get the amount in the store the day he died." "That sounds complicated, but it should satisfy them," Andy agreed. "What record do we keep of the inventory?" "Mr. Dearborn was old-fashioned enough to keep a big ledger for each year. It lists everything he inventoried. The ledgers are in the vault. Mr. Dearborn always referred to the preceding year to compare figures." "Lu.st year's record, then, would give the lawyers .some idea of j what to expect, wouldn't it?" "Yi,::i. The J040 ledger Js on top. i Shull J «(.-t it for you?" j "No. I don't riotfd it yet. I know ; the combination of the vault if it's that big one on fourth Iloor." i "Tht-fi you can get it any time you wind Jl, Andy." } They had been too absorbed in S •> p*ef-»r* ? 4m { xf , Mr ",o * 4 for ) l him, ' ! v>*tiS to thank > iu Hir (utirt^-itM !<-(s<-r ac-t t. 1 * {>r thr (i^cASfr U eh '•*» you're doing the right thln«. After ail i! w^!n"t s»3 much Ih* t-3 ^5 »i the pr<ru'ti>lc of it. Your f^thvr u.wd to «ay, 'Ttve cwlomcr Is nl- *Ay» right, Mrs. MiIli«An ' I «<»«? ><m'rc fnUiiwiiig In hl« (not-itrp*. Your f;»tli«r was a fine man, Mr. Andy was too perplexed to ou- twnr. "/ want to i.iko (j.itk all that t s;iid about not gutting my dxit in your stciro Benin, yuung man. You can count on me for H customer." "That's fine, Mrs. Milligtin." ho managed to say. "I'm glud Dearborn's was of service to you." Mrs. Mtllln.iii left and Carol waited tensely for Andy to ask her about the incident. Whut could she tell him? That she hud disregarded his instructions, opt-nly defied him? Without the will to make him understand her motives he would never forgive her. But he didn't ask her anything about it. And within two hoi^rs he had another visitor. This time H was Mrs, Grover about the bicycle. » * * /CAROL'S eyes widened when she saw the little woman enter the office, a smile on her tired lips. "The money you sent," Mrs. Grover began us she met Andy. "You have no idea what it meant to us!" She has no idea what it's going to mean to me, Carol thought grimly as she rose and left the office. She'd v/alk through the store, go to the main ollicc on some pretext. She needed time to think. How could she justify her actions without revealing the contents ot the will? She couldn't do that. She discarded the thought before it grew to a temptation. No, she'd have to admit her part in writing the checks and take the consequences. Firm in this resolve, she returned to the office to face Andy. But she found she need not have worried at all. For Mr. Herrick was in Andy's office and what he was saying cleared her of any connection with the cases. "You're right, Andy ; " Mr. Herrick agreed. His voice wan as lit »>*•<«-» « f t- Sm AJ'.«r t Ih ",uhS H «VTT I »>*;• » t - I , i rus !*( it I nvl ^ v t " A-i If »•»< At* »*> V- * * t *** ,, ,m n <pn»H ,.* MV *K II* \fi *«h4«^V * ^ "H'*' i* * * r. .f t ni>. »,, * fcii» » •S , - M,j tt.m. you oil j >ur »f «*1 ;ii Umt 1,1 ' Hit gi»*t )U'l>;tnt oil Sbo sufilTMrtt she tlumlil tx» Krii!<-f(il ihnt Amly was f.) easily ttufitM.!. At !«M«l tl r*tvnl h(^r un- p!«'as«Hit rst{tliifi.i!ion« for Ihi? moment. In the meantime tho will rni|tht t>c foiiiul iii\d jiho could cotnc nut in the o|K-ii with ull shu had done. Ami it would bo found, she was Miri? of thiit. Mr. IViirborn h;i<l put it in M>im< logical iil.u'i 1 . It lio- ann to look u.'t If he hail hliliien it. Why, jtho could not jjui'ss. But, knosvlnt! him, sla- know Unit u iiuiii of liis cxaclni's:; would inuku certain that Kcxmor w Jutcr Uio will would ho discovered. Slu; was so deep In her thoughts she didn't hear Andy conic up he- hind her until he iiald, "Star-giu-> ins, Carol?" Ilia voice was light, almost cheerful. Tho result, Carol supposed, of gratitude from Mr». Milligun und Mrs. Grover. Grutl-> tude he hud no right to accept. Well, she wouldn't try to match his enthusiasm. .She couldn't tihrutt off tho wiiy ho wus letting Mr, Herrick run the titore. Every day she was becoming more convinced] that the jury of six would have na choice hut to disinherit him. "No-o, thinking," she Dually an- Bwcred. "About tho party tomorrow night, 1 guess." He was sober now. "Arc- you going to wear a — blu« dress?" A blue dress! The words ulu riled her. They pulled her mind from dismul thought:; of the store's future to more happy ones of her own. She tried lo be cusuul, "A blue dress?" She «uvu him an impersonal smile. "Why? Is blue being worn this .season?" She wouldn't let him know how vividly she recalled that dress und his easy compliment. The wound was deep enough ulreudy. Ho studied her. "1 didn't Buy- pose you would remember." "Remember?" The right thado of bewilderment in her tone denied the swift, sw?yt sU;lj of pain the memory brought her. (To Uo CoutLuuud). t. , t,l I'-v i, * ,* <nu»<' H4n -*4K-* > 1,4 it. , . * t M>- >•"> ' w t>* |1. \ l> I). t< -T . Ill «,M f *Jt *.*••, * fry*k ,, • it. t »*, * « •» t n , , , ,L ,.t ..! . « » STAMP NEWS -< » f i- » > > "' ^ i ;"',": ; .; l !4 .* * V f » T ? *c ^ i iJ i it- 4 --, s. t t V ' ** r "'•" ( i' «l , •.«*', i > 1 * , ... ' i 1 > » I • e tr V»\ '** *. tt \ -i J 1 -? % ' »> * t' ^ ^'ifi tt V« ' J 1 I » 1 ,-• I" I ?**,* > » t i< > " ,' ! 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U is a re- minclcr nf (lie les'in diiys that yoai^ wlii'ii the Ultniiiio I.H-ci.iiiio an au- tnnomous ]-i'|niblic umli'i 1 Hie U. fi. S. H. Tho sugar beet crajj (80 pur ftnt o( llu- Hussian (Kviiuiibd to ulinosl nolhiinj '.hi; LiciisdiiU were; fore-cel to toou .'jcjlnti.' Aualn in 1033 hunger was ram. Uulhcr thtin sun't-iiclor thcirl ue'o to Soviet iiulhurllics^ i of IhoLisunds of peas-i un'.s hUu'vod. 'i'lu-y refused t grow foddstull's or livestock oii untold pi'ivaiion.

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