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l»AQi Men Talk fo Home Folks Service Boys .Make Recordings and Mail Them By NEA Service NEW YORK—"Living letters" from servicemen have made their debut in World War II. Over in the Brooklyn Navy Y. M. C. A. the other night, sailors, soldiers, marines and coast guardsmen lined up in front of a microphone with their •Cellared letters in hand, then read them individually into a recording machine. A regular phonograph record is the machine faithfully recorded each message to a wife, mother or sweetheart. With the message went the Yankee twang, southern drawl, or clipped speecli of each individual in the group that represented all sections of the country. But, in effect ,each "letter" being mailed to the folks, said the same thing: "It won't do a bit of good to worry. Mother. Everything is okay. The food's good but, boy, I can't wait until I can tackle one of your Sunday dinners again. The girls here are cute- and they dress well, but give me-the ones back in our town. Thanks for your-sweU last letter and tell that big lummox, Jim, to send one too. Give Sis a kiss for me and tell her Ml send you all a picture as soon as 1 have one taken." Today some of the records have reached their destinations and others to more distant points are en route in ! the mails. Still others are being held ' with the instructions that they are to be sent only in the event of death. i idea to Be Widely Used The idea for the recorded letters * * ******** HOPE StAtt. MOM, ARKANSAS Menaced Road to Mandalay WcMes SHIRTS S PANTS The dawn comes up with the thunder of Jap artillery and rifle fire j sounding closer to the Rangoon-Mandalay railroad each morning • Map shows direction of Jap drives toward this rail link over which fl °w supplies to the Burma Road and China. AMERICA'S DEFENSE WORKERS (Back here otvthe Defense Front, jdemands are real and exacting, joften harsh — in work clothes. jThey must stand up under wear ijand tear as never before. Dickie's recognizes this and Jbuilds superior garments for just Isuchwork. SERVICE wear longer, fit belter, and give extra service and comfort. But, even with these superior!- .tties, Dickie's costs no more than tha ordinary kind. In fact, in the long run ',they cost less. Try it out for yourself. WIUIAMSON-DICKIE MF& CO.»FT WORTH, TEXAS was thought up by Henriette Harrison, national radio director of the "Y." She decided the folks back home would like to be able to hear the voices of the boys. The idea clicked immediately. Soon the program will reach a nation-wide scale. G. Robert Vincent, sound engineer, is starting a tour of U. S. O. clubs and military centers sponsored by the Y. M. C. A. and will set up his recording apparatus for the benefit of the troops and their families. Normally, Vincent is the only per- son to hear each letter. Each serviceman steps from the head of the line and into a private room like n broadcasting booth. But it's not always smooth sailing. One tow-headed youngster from a battlewagon, who looked so young he must have lied about his ago so lie could serve, got stymied in the booth. "I'm scared of that mike," he snid frankly. "1 start to sweat wiien I get near it." Miss Harrison said sailors are more centimental than soldiers. One gob | sang the "Rock of Ages." Another j crooned, "You Are My Sunshine," on a record he was sending to his mother. Records to sweethearts are* especially popular. Usually the fellows talked of dances, picnics, the gang at home, swimming parties, school days and reunions. Some of the letters are serious; others- are light and full of amusing incidents. .Some fellows hnvc been bnck to make second recordings. —«*.» » *» — Oil and Gas (Continued From Page One) Feb. 20, 1942. Filed March 3, 1942. P. R. Rutherford and wife to J. D. Hedley. WVj of SW'/,, SEVi of SW'/ 4 , SV<> of SE'/., ,,f Sec. 5; EM. of NWV.|. N'/. of SE'/i. and NE'.: t of Sec. 8; all in Twp 15 S.. Rge. 24 West. '{(•-••>lty Dr-ed: 1 128 Int. Dated Feb 20, 19-12, Filed March 3. 1942. P. R' Kutherlurd and wife to J. D. Medley. N'.-i; N'.t; of SEVil of Sec. 1; Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West; and S«> of Nt<. of ; NW/4, and SMj of NW':, of NE'/j of ! Sec. ti, Twp. IS S.. Rge. 24 West. I Mineral Deed: 10 2S60 Int. D.ited 1 Feb. 20. 1942, Filed March 3. 1942. : P. R. Rutherford and wife to J. D. Hedle y.NW'/j of Sec. 18. Twp. 13 S Rge. 23 West. Mineral Deed; 1 128 Int. Dated Feb 20, 1942. Filed March 3, 1942 P. R. Rutherford and wife to ,1. D. Hedley NEV'-i of Sec. 18, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Mineral Deed: M28 Int. Dated Feb 1942, Filed March 3, 1942. P. R. Rutherford and wife to J. D. Hedley. SW'/ii of Sec. 7, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Royalty Deed: 1 512 Int. Dated Feb 20, 1942, Filed March 3, 1942. P. R. Rutherford and wife to AD. Hedley E'.fe of NE'/t of Sec. 10; and WVi of NW/4 of Sec. U, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. MineralDeed: 3 512 Int. Dated Feb 2G, 1942, Filed March 3, 1942. R. S. Randolph and wife to Jay Simmons. NVb of Sec. 18, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Nevada County March 4, 19-I2 Prepared by Helen Hesterly Assgn. O. & G. Lease. Filed 3-4-42. R. E. Anderson et ux to Arkansas La Gas Co., NW SW, Sec. 3G-31, Twp. 1414, Rge. 21-20. Warranty Deed. Filed 3-4-42. Bodcaw Lumber So. to G. E. Blankenship. NW SW, Sec. 35, Twp. 14. Rge. 23. Warranty Deed. Filed 3-4-42. James B. Blankin.shij? et ux to George Blankinship. N: SW, Sec. 35, Twp 14, Rge. 23. O. & G. Lease. Filed 3-4-42. Angel Waldrep et ux to J. E. Childers, Sec. 31-G, Twp. 1415, Rge. 21. Royalty Deed. Filed 3-3-42, Gilbert S. Johnson et ux to William H. Cook. W SE NW; NE SW; W NW SE, Sec. 20, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. O. & G. Lease. Filed 3-4-42. Dallas T. Russell to Hunt Oil Company. S SE. Sec. 36, Twp. 14, Rge. 23. Assgn. 0. & G. Least-. Filed 3-4-42. E. N. May (o Lion Oil Refining Co. N NW, Sec. 2, Twp. 13, Rge. 21. Royalty Deed. Filed 3-3-42. H.'-B. Cassady et ux to F. F. Meadows/ E SE, Sec. 13, Twp. 14, Rge. 23. Mineral Deed. Filed 3-4-42. C. R. Hamilton et ux to F. E. Nolen SW SW; N SE SW, Sec. 36, Twp. 14, Rge. The Capital (Continued From Page One) clerk makes the rounds nnd picks ii|i (he orders for delivery ( o western clients. In WK .|i section, these number from 20 to 150 shoots nnd it has been customary t ohrmd them to the clerk rolled up. and held with a rubber bund. Now as .the mail clerk receives them, the ICC clerk does ;, Houdini slips off the rubber band mid drops it back into the box for use nguin Miuiry Maverick. I ho stormy p e . tivl of Texas politics, one-time con RiT-samari nnd former mayor of San Antonio, hns [ind a lot of offices in Washington nnd out, but I doubt if imy of them can touch that 17-by-10 room he occupies in Temporary Building E (it was llu-iv in World War I), where hi.s title is director of (state .IIH! municipal) government supplies If you know him well, he is .sure Id show you his "private kitchen" It consists of three drawers in the tinng cabinet. One contains a set of unkish dishes; another, tin electric lict plute; and the third, .some canned goods and staples. Mrs. Maverick, lie'II explain proudly, bustles .in at Imu-h lime; cooks up a meal for him and any business guests he may have; ami washes the dishes down the hall in n cubhv-hole .'ink. Put Ex-Boss (Continued From Page One) KINGS ROW By HENRY BELLAMANN Copyright 1940 NEA Service Inc. We Have a Complete Stock DICKIE'S Shirts & Pants McDowell's HOPE DUDLEY Fiour & Feed Co. ON COTTON ROW SEE US FOR Seed Potatoes Fertilizer • NOTICE • Erie Ross is now employed by Keith's Barber Shop New Location on E. 3rd Next to Checkered Cafe us yoar Skk WATCK Speedy recovery guaranteed. Repair service very reasonable PERKISON'S JEWELRY STORE 218 South Walnut THE CIRCLE NARROWS CHAPTER XX "TJRAKE, we might as wel_ have this out right now. Pa doesn't like me to go with you. I guess Ma wouldn't either if she was still living. But I'm going with you anyhow, whenever you ask me." "Well, what's got to be cleared up?" "Only why Pa doesn't want me to go with you. I'm going with you as long as you want me to, hut don't get mad when I tell you how things are." "Well, if I married you — " Randy shrank away. Instantly her face went blank and cold. "I wouldn't rnarry you, Drake." "Well, why not?" "Let's don't talk about it, ever again. Will you remember that?" He did not answer at once. His face, too, was as cold and hard as Randy's. "Where do you want me to let you out?" "Right here, Drake." Drake took a long way around so that ho would not have to pass the Monaghan house. He drove back of the asylum and to a dead- end road that overlooked the bottoms Randy had mentioned. He shrugged his shoulders in a gesture he had taken from Parris, and tightened the reins which had fallen slack across the dashboard. He drove as fast as he could back the way he had come. In a few minutes he stopped at the Monaghan house, and hitched his horse to the whitewashed paling fence. He v/alked up the "short boardwalk to the front door, and knocked. SINGER made industrious transformation in the Skeffington vegetable garden. He stood about in a kind of bewildered waiting while the Colonel and Mrs. Skeffington fought at bitter length over the location of the bean patch, or the best place to sow radishes this year. Benny felt that he was a citizen of the town in full and honorable standing. One day Fulmer Green passed. Fulmer was looking very fine, Benny thought, all dressed up as if it were Sunday. "Well, jf it ain't old crazy- Benny!" Benny grinned, and nodded. He hardly noticed the old nickname. "Well, well, old Benny working lor the Colonel. Good idea, Benny. I he Colonel might corne in handy Keeping you out of jail." Fulmer laughed, and Benny laughed, too. But later in the day when he thought of it, he didn't like Ful- lmer saying anything about jail. It was Fulmer Green's fault that he got put in jail one time, and it was Colonel Skeffington who got him out. Vaguely he felt a troubling sense of old, old injuries and slights. * * * QFTEN Drake McHugh drove out of town—sometimes out Federal street, sometimes out the asylum road, sometimes by a less frequented way — always with Randy Monaghan beside him. The town talked. Drake Mc- Huflh, after all, came from "nice people." He belonged to the best. Everyone saw how the Gordons handled the question when Drake looked in the direction of Louise. That little slap in the face should have taught Drake McHugh something of a lesson. For a while it looked as though it really had. But now it was this Monaghan girl from the lower end of town. Railroad people. One afternoon Drake and Randy flashed out Federal street at a conspicuous clip. Mrs. Henry Gordon, sitting in her south bay window, busy with her crocheting, saw them. Drake's back was turned her way as he talked, but she caught a glimpse of Randy's face as she made some laughing response. Mrs. Gordon frowned. The girl was really pretty—probably common-looking if you saw her close, but at that distance she was decidedly pretty. Randy Monaghan certainly looked frank and—happy. And she was certainly out in the open with whatever it was she was about. The . girl surely couldn't ae setting her cap for Drake McHugh. That kind of a girl to marry into the Union street crowd —for, no matter how you looked at it, Drake McHugh belonged to that crowd and, moreover, he'd lave money. There was another person who lad noticed Drake and Randy. That was Louise herself. She had been standing at the open window directly above her mother's sit- :ing room. Loui.se, like all of Kings Row, felt that this affair with Randy was different. It was quite possible that Drake might want to marry Randy. And, of course *andy Monaghan would jump at the chance to marry Drake. Who wouldn't? Heaven knows she wanted him herself. More than ever now. If only she had some way of calling him back. She thought of Parris Mitchell. If Parris were here, she believed she'd try to get him to help straighten things out. Parris could do anything with Drake, it seemed. Downstairs Mrs. Gordon hud a sudden intuition. She went quietly to Louise's room and opened the door. Louise was crying now. Louise did not turn. She dropped her head, and was silent. "What are you crying about?" "Does it make any difference?" Mrs. Gordon's face hardened. She was angry at Drake, and still angrier at Randy Monaghan. "Don't answer me like that!" "Why can't you let me alone?" "Oh, I know what you're crying about. I saw Drake McHugh going by with that little—nobody from downtown. Aren't you ashamed of yourself?" Louise stood up. Her eyes were dry now, and she was trembling. "I wish it was me!" Mrs. Gordon dropped her crocheting and struck Louise across the mouth with all her strength. Louise stood perfectly still. A little streak of blood showed on her lips. Mechanically she wiped it away with the back of her hand. "Mother, don't you ever do that again! Don't you ever touch me again as Jong as you live!" Mrs. Gordon was shaken and somewhat abashed by the suddenness of her own rage. But she felt she must keep face. "And what will you do about it, Miss?" "I'll kill you," Louise said calmly. Then, shouting, she pushed Mrs. Gordon toward the door. * * * JJRAKE'S horse clop-clopped softly along the sandy road. The wheels made scarcely a sound. The buggy top was down and the late sun glistened on Randy's thick shining hair. "Why don't you come home and have supper with us?" "You want me to?" "Of course. I think Pa likes you ever since that time you walked in and asked him right put jf you could take me out buggy-riding." "Gee. That's nice." "What's new from Parris?" Randy asked as they neared town Just short notes. Seems to be getting along." "I think people talk more about Parris now than they did when he was here." "Yeh. He's somebody you don't forget, somehow. But I think this old town's proud of having him over jji Europe studying medicine." "Yes, I think so, too. Like Vera Lichinsky." Randy laughed shortly. "Aren't we the old stick-in-the-muds?" Drake's glance was deeply serious. "It's good for me that you're here." (To Be Continued) on Wurne'rs'in a body, in uniform. The girls are taking a beating in the westerns too. Out at Republic they have hud former ingenue Lynne Carver serve as the "heuvy," a female rattle rustler. To compensate, Lynne i.s Roy Rogers' leading lady now, but the "heavy" again is ; , woman—brunette Beryl Wallace from the Earl Carroll show . . . The other clay Miss Wallace was being the "heavy" lo the production crew as well. Didn't like the dress provided, sent for one of her own, thus holding up matters while one of the "most beautiful girls in the world" was made more beautiful. "What's she think this is— H million-dollar picture?" groaned a waiting henchman. Miss Wallace, blithely unaware, is learning that the movie range i.s no cafe. . . She's being talked for the "Jungle Gir!" serial role which boosted Frances G if ford Michcle 1 Morgan, after "Challenge to the Night" for RKO, is going to Universal for ;, picture. The U also has French director Jenn Renoir tied, which suggests a teaming . . . The §''•'_ has gone over big in "Joan of r-'aris." . . . Ditto her co-star, Pnul Henreid, who i.s up for the Paul Lukas role in "Watch on the Rhine" at Warner's. . . . Estelle Taylor, owner of a Peke, was advised of her election as an honorary officer of the California Pekinese society. Estelle's reply by wire: "Dogs are dogs, but men are men—and I've got a date with the Navy. Sorry." 1 understand it wowccl the good ladies . —™>t«»- , Some persons have all two-jointed instead of three. ' ' Race Track Taken Over LOS ANGELES -fyp)- Hollywood Pnrk, one of the west coast's popular race tracks, hns been occupied by the U. S. Army. Our Daily Bread (Continued From Page One) House to suspend extra overtime payment above 40 hours n week "for the duration" indicates governmental adoption of a clear labor policy may not be an immediate prospect. Those 130 million don't like that. They want this "little steel" dispute settled quickly nnd clearly. They want a definite government labor policy Unit will .slop—somehow -the flow of wasted man-days. They want labor to livo up to It;pledge: no strikes. They want industry fo honor its promise: no lockouts. They want employe and employer to realize this is war—for slowly the 130 million are coming to know this themselves. Australia Also (Continued from Page One) and air base. The highway has two lanes, nnd i.s built largely of crushed stone. As the convoy trucks roll along in a line •straight as an arrow, they kick up a lot of choking dust in the hot season. Now it is the equivalent of a Kansas August in Australia, where the seasons are reversed. The people of Australia are much like the American pioneers who subdued the vast distances of the western plains. Australia covers 2,974.000 square miles, and is just about the I same size and shape (if you turn it upside down) as the United States. Big Weaknes In Small Population Australia's most apparent weakness in this war that now threatens her very existence i.s her small population, only 7,000,000 people, .spread thinly and unevenly around the rim of a large continent. It is not surprising, therefore, to find that 40 per cent of all Australian men between the ages of 19 and 3E are in military service. What's more, many of the country's best soldiers and aviators are fighting battles all over the world, a fact which is now of great concern to the Australian government. Know Their Foes FORT WORTH, Texas-(/P)-Coach Hub McQuillan, of Texas Christian, hands each one of his basketball players a picture of the fellow he will oppose in TCU's next game. "Look at this thing, learn your guy's face, his number and what ho had for breakfast," says McQuillan. He believes in being familiar with the fellow yon have to fight. As the Boys Soy: 'No Sugar, No Honey' DENVER -I/I')— Colorado bees can Imve all the sugar they want, I'egnrd- Irss of rationing. The region OEM was told (hat when nectar from flowers is unavailable bees must be fed a solution of lire sugar and water. They will accept no substitute, apiarists snid. The insects pollinate fruits, vegetables and forage crops and thus are as indispensable as the army, the OEM ruled. Drop Tennis, Golf LAWRENCE, Kans. -f/PV- Kansas University and Kansas State College both luive dropped tennis nnd golf as n varsity sport, possibly for the duration. Thursdoy, March S, t$42 Baseball Veterans PHILADELPHIA — </P) — When Vil- Innuvn College opting its basehnll Alison this SPUSOII it will mnrk the 7lird year of intercollegiate diamond piny for the school. ( Oddity ; When winter approaches, frogs bury themselves in the mm! uiul begin breathing through their skins, instead of through their nostrils. A rose bush planted by Emperor Churlemagen 1000 years ago still is flourishing at HiUlesheim, Germany. WANT A PIANO? Thli Model $365 calk 01 terms: $36.50 Dawn $19.38 Monthly. Drop us n card for Catalogs nnd full information. Quality makes hv STE1NWAY, HADDOHHT, CABLE, WURLITZER. 200 E. Broad Texnrkimo, Ark. Used Ptuiins, J"5 up. Terms 23. Royalty Deed. Filed 3-4-42. F. E. Nolen et ux to C. L. Renfro, SW Sec 34, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed. Filed 3-4-42. F. E. Nolen et ux to F. Y. Trimble. SW Sec. 34, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. ''Withdrawing" Room Originally, it was known as a "with drawing room" instead of a drawing •room, nnd to it ladies withdrew after dinner, while the men wore left to their broad jokes and strong drinks. The cap of a drum major is called a 'shako." SAVE TIN SCRAP TO BEAT THE JAP (and the Nazis and Fascists, Too) TIN, vital to our, national defense, is no longer obtainable from the Far East. BUT you can help America to create a new source of supply by doing this simple thing: Bring to WARD & SON DRUG STORE your used collapsible metal tubes — of Toothpaste, Shaving Cream, Cold Cream, Ointments, and the like. Deposit them in our Salvage Box inside. When the box is full, the metal will be forwarded to smelting stations for immediate re-use. Bring yours in today. Meet Your Friends at Our Fountain WARD & S 102 W. 2nd The Leading Druggist We Deliver Phone 62 I If natural Gas took a HOLIDflY S TOP AND CONSIDER for a moment what would happen if gas took a holiday? Think of the serious interruptions in the lives of thousands of people — the inconveniences and many annoyances — and in many cases actual hardship in homes and industries in this community if gas was off for even a day. I F the supply of gas was suddenly cut off, no meals could be cooked in thousands of homes — there would be no hot water for bathing, dishwashing, or laundering. Homes would be without heat, and dozens of everyday comforts and conveniences would be brought to an end. Many industrial plants would close and much defense work would stop. But gas service will not take a holiday! Regardless of weather or season, gas is always on the job performing countless necessary tasks, day in and day out, year after year. Giving such trustworthy service is the responsibility your gas company has assumed, and day and night hundreds of loyal employes are on the job to assure you that your gas service will not be interrupted. AttKMISAS LOUISIANA CAS (O, I ' V, > " "•*. ( >^>C> .^4 XiTtr > t 8 Cf>0 " "J ''<s.i.<&':

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