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Served by the No. 1 News Organization — The Associated Press Hope Star The Weather Arkansas: Litlle temporaturV change tonight. >LUME 44—NUMBER 128 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press ,HEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass n PRICE 5c COPY oss of Kharkov Feared Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by Tho Editor ALEX«H. WASHBURN Byrd's Anti-Strike Bill 'Work or Fight' Debates over labor legislation seem wordy and harsh, but war-time the issue is swiftly and fairly reduced to one es- f isential principle—when a man loses his personal freedom be: of the necessity of military duty, and ownership of pri- property is ended by government seizure, then the right a person working on government war orders to strike is a Cpure myth. Wholesale Users f of Utilities Must Pay Tax & Little Rock, March 15 —(/I') — , The Supreme Court held today that 11 Wholesale consumers in Arkansas j'must pay two per cent sales tax on natural gas and clectricly or, Iginaling outside the stale. 5^' The decision, which affirmed Pulaski chancery, d i r e c I c d the Southern Kraft Corp, of Cumdcn and the Crosscll Lumber Co. of ." grossctt to pay approximately $125,000 in (axes for consumption I'dating aback lo 1937. * Payment had been resisted on grounds that the transactions were v Interstate commerce since much of the clecrticily and all Ihc natural gas involved came from Louis*' iana. r '5p In holding tho transactions taxable the high tribunal relied on a i J,, f 1937 decision holding that sales ^Withheld from utilities commission reports made by the Arkansas- jouisiana Gas Co. for gas sold at wholesale rales under contracts rtKnedMivLouislana werc^not* transactions in interstate commerce. /"Both Crossctt and Kraft bought power from Arkansas Power & Light Co. the lumber company buys its gas from Mississippi River (Fuel Corp. and the paper mill pur- Chases gas from the Arkansas^Louisiana Gas Co. <• "In view of numerous holding;. The several stale governments Glare beginning to enact anti-strike ' laws. Arkansas has just adopted Senate Bill No. 05 forbidding violence in strikes. And now comes a federal proposal which attacks the strike question as it ought to be attacked. 1 have here the full text of the speech Senator Harry F. Byrd of Virginia made in the Uniled Stales Senale March 1 when introducing a bill which he calls, "The Work or Attention, Police! Business men who frequent the neighborhood of the Missouri Pacific stalion reported to The Star today that small boys are meeting troop trains and, while they stop momentarily in the station, are selling the soldiers popcorn, peanuts and the regular run of 5-ccnl candy bars . . . for 10 cents. Something ought to be done, drastically and promptly, lo slop this bad advertising for our city. We suggest that the boys be reminded you have to have a license for public peddling—and if a warning doesn't stop this profiteering arrests should follow at once. Thousands of Americans Pay Income Tax By The Associated Press Income lax payers by the uncounted thousands—many of them first-timers — stood in ever- lengthening linos throughout the country today waiting to file their returns before the midnight deadline. Even greater crowds were avoided by the elimination for the first ,ime of the rcquirmenl of nol- arizalion of returns, thus permitting all who wished simply to mail checks, money orders or even Japs Reported Again Massing for New Push But many cities reported record numbers at internal revenue collection offices and postoffice money order windows throughtout the morning. Police aided in handlhV; By The Associated Press The Japanese arc massing ships, men and planes in a new threat lo Australia, this lime at their bases lo Ihe northwest of the South Pacific continent, Gen. Douglas MacArthur warned today. At the same time the Japanese were disclosed in a New Delhi comm'inique lo have recovered somewhat the initiative they lost in Burma early this year when Marshal Sir Archibald P. Wavell's Indian forces 'munched their invasion toward Akyab. The communi- que said the Japanese, in a flare- up of fierce ground fighting, slabbed at the left flank of the some of the crowds. Despite scattered reports of an , p Osilions llea r Ralhedaung "I won't pay; let 'em come after 9 , * ' , nl . tll . A ,. v , IinH forcp * the logic supporting them, about all the transporter of gas aJlrom adceignalcd .stale can in ™ disposing of the commodity in another state without becoming bubjecl to laws in the state of dc' livery is to cause the gas to be piped to a customer and received by that customer in the most direct ^ and compact practicable form," 1 the supreme court said. T "If the system through or by r ^ which which delivery is made ^ such for instance as a pipeline -is used to accommodate b u s i n e s ^ gained in a state oilier than thai 'of origin, and mechanical processes or physical factors are utilized because, in making delivery, there , " primary commodity in form, the icsult is that while gas continues to be the subject of commerce, its characteristics have undergone changes. House Factions Battle Over Skip-Year Plan Washington, March 15 (/I 3 ) — It was Democrats versus Republicans today in the House buttle over skipping an income lax year to arrive at a pay - as - you - go basis. But lo hundreds of thousands of taxpayers, rushing to beat the midnight deadline for filing 1942 returns, the battle still was in a purely academic stage, having no immediate bearing whatever on then problem of making their firsl quditcrly payments. Republican House members, ex pressing confidence of final v i c toiy, called a closed conference foi this afternoon to mobilize party stiength behind Ihe Ruml plan lo skip a year, a proposition opposec by President Roosevelt and mos Democratic lawmakers. In an effort to head off to Re publicans, administration slrate gists searched for some pay-as 4) you-go system of their own wliicl would overcome their objections tithe plan advanced by Beardslej Ruml, New York banker. Regardless of the outcome, no pay as.- you - go system can be put into clfccl before July 1 In the Senate, Republican Leader McNary of Oregon told reporters he intended lo support enthusiastically any workable plan which might be produced by the House. "I think the American taxpayers have the right, considering the enormous burden thuy are being called upon to carry, to have their tux liability placed on a current basis," McNary told reporters. Fight Bill, lo Control Strikes and Other Impediments lo the War Effort." Senator Byrd says in part: j "Exisling law provides that if an' employer does not cooperate with tfie government, the president has the power to seize his plant, but there is no law which prohibits strikes or conlrols the nesv and insidious methods of certain labor leaders who induce the members of their unions to absent themselves en masse, such as the vote taken yesterday by the workers of the Lockhcad and Vega Aircraft plants at Los Angeles to hold a 24-hour mass meeting beginning at 12:30 a. m. Wednesday in protest against the War Labor Board's delay in handing down a decision on wage demands, or lo control such instances as that which occurred in the Boeing plant at Seattle last week, when about 10,000 workmen, as re- porled by the Associated Press, left their tools and machines to demonstrate by means of a parade their intention lo slrikc if their demands for higher wages was not approved by the Wai- Labor Board." Senator Byrd has an answer for licse problems in his new bill be ore the senale. He describes it as ollows: "It ampnds the Seleclivc Service and Training Acl of 1940, under which every male citizen from 18 to 65 years of age (from 18 to 45 for military service) has already rcgislcrod. "This registration was required so that those within these age limits could be utilized in the most effective mariner in the prosecution of the war. "The bill provides that any man between the ages of 18 and 65 who strikes or acts i:i concert with other employes in such manner that their absence from work will seriously impede or delay the production of war materials shall immediately nolify his local Selective production board to that effect, and it he fails to do so is subject lo the, penalties imposed under the Selective Service and Training Act of 1940. . . . "The legislation as proposed will be operative only until the cessation of hostilities." me" attitude, treasury officials in Washington expressed confidence that nearly all would pay. At Cleveland, whence came first reports of a possible lax strike, Collector Frank F. Gcntsch reported that week-end returns were more than twice the number for the first two months of the year. He added that those who had threatened not to pay "evidently have been jolted out of the defiant attitude and are beginning lo realize that all Ihe plans of 'pay-as-you-go' don'I mean a thing now." Collection .offices in some ciites opened branches lo handle Ihe overflow, and at Boston specially assigned internal revenue bureau men were endeavoring lo divert the traffic lo a newly - opened branch in another building. Because of new high rates and lower oxemplions, many persons were forced to borrow money to pay their taxes, and one group— men in Ihc 18 lo 38 age bracket— found difficulty in most sections. Loan agencies fell the draft made many of them a poor risk. In New York the second collection district at custom house re- ' ported >hc office banked $40,000,000 Ihis morning from yesterday's mail which swamped workers. Capt. William J.Pcdrick,, the collector, said he thought another $35,000,000 o $40,000,000 remained to be counted from the onc-diiy take. Estimates of increased collcc- .ions ran from a mere 100 per cent n Florida 'to 200 per cent in New York, An indication of the size of some of the crowds, Philadelphia reported 7,000 persons at the in- .ernal revenue office 20 minutes after it opened today, with even po- icemen lending a helping hand to the harried taxpayers in filling out their returns. Newark again saw long lines forming at the office there, where officials had lo bar stairways and elevators Saturday because of the crowds. Amid all confusion there were many human sidelights: In New York one man who said he had three sons in tho service and did not have sufficient income to pay a tax told collectors he felt he should pay $100 anyway. His check was accepted. Lt. Gen. Somervell Marries State Woman 25 miles north of Akyab, and forced a readjustment of the British lines. In the wide thealers of the Pacific, however, American and Al lied fliers continued to deliver do vaslaling blows at a Japanese con voy off New Guinea, at Japanese bases in the Solomons and at the Aleutian base of Kiska. MacArlhur's communique toda said air reconnaissance showed a "growing concentration of encm; transports and cargo ships" in th area of Amboina and Dobo, 600 ani 500 miles northwest of Darwin and that the Japanese were busil building numerous landing field and -strips at numerous spots in th northwestern area. The island o Amboina is the site of a forme Dutch Naval station in the Eas Indies. The statement was the second i a MacArlhur communique in les Aerial Activity Features Fight Over Tunis! a —Africa ian a month warning Ihc Japanese re building up formidable forces that urea, either for offense or efonse. Delayed dispatches from the r orth Pacific disclosed the assualt y Liberator and Mitchell bombers n Kiska March 10 was the hcav- est yet made on- that Japanese- eld outpost in the Aleutians. A oud ot 53,500 pounds of bombs wa ropped on buildings and thous- nds ot rounds of cannon and ma- nine gun bullets poured into dc- ensc posts. Army officers hailed the attack is the beginning of a powerful summer offensive against Kiska. The British said the Japanese lad been reinforced in the Akyab area, but told of strong aerial at- acks on the railroad yards at Mandalay. American fliers from India hit a new peak in their aerial assault by heavy - bomber attack on the 2,200 - foot Goteik railway viaduct between Mandaluy and Lashio, beginning of the Burma road, where they Scored direct hits on the tall steel supports. Two of the big bombers were lost, however, the first losses ot this type in Burma since Nov. 29. The Americans also smashed at the Moulmein docks and the Pa- zundnung bridge, near Rangoon. The Tokyo radio announced Premier Hideki Tojo had returned to Japan from Nanking on his first official visit outside Japan, and had exchanged "frank views" with Wang Ching-Wei, Chinese puppet premier of the Nanking regime. Smoky Joe Eden Begins Conferences With Hull Washington, March 15 —(#•)—Britain's foreign secretary, Anthony Eden, here for conferences on war an,d post - war problems, called on Secretary of State Hull today for the first of a scries of conversations. Accompanied by the British ambassador, Lord Halifax, Eden went to the State Department directly from a conference with Vice President Wallace. The British foreign secretary was non - committal on the Wallace conference. In reply io newsmen's questions he said merely he was afraid he had nothing on that subject. He planned to have lunch with Secretary Knox at the Navy Department and to confer this afternoon vvith Sir Arthur Sailer, head of the British shipping mission here. Tomorrow Eden expects to confer with Undersecretary of Satet Welles, and hopes before the end ot the week to have an opportunity of meeting all cabinet members with whom he has not already referred. He saw both Knox and Secretary Stimson Sunday, No Claims Against State Can Be Paid Litlle Rock, March 15 — W>—The Senate failed to adopt an emergency clause for the new claims commission law and hence no claims against the slale can be considered until afler June 11, Comptroller J. Bryan Sims said today. Sims said it had just been dis- coversd that the Senale failed lo vole on the emergency clause, which the House' approved. The bill abolished the old claims commission and set up a new one composed of the comptroller, attorney general,, revenue commissioner, highway director and stale audilor. It also appropriated $525,415 lo pay claims. Sims said that in the absence of the emergency clause the new body could not mecl until June 11. Famed Aviator, Duke Schiller, Dies in Crash Montreal, March 15 — (/l'i — Capt. Clarence (Duke) Schiller, internationally known veteran aviator who was a combat pilot in World War I and a RAF ferry command flier in the.. current conflict, was killed yeslerday in a crash night landing at Bermuda, it was announced today. The first announcement i o n- tained two other details. Some other members of his crew were killed, it was slated and pos_ siblc one man was injured, of the late Mr. and Mrs. George | Schiller was widely known in the Ocala, Fla., March 15 — iff")— Mrs. Louise Hampton Wartm'ann and Lieut. Gen. Brchon Burke Somervell, chief of Ihc Army's services of supply whom she firsl met when he was a West Point cadet, were married today. The couple was unattended and only members of the immediate families were present at the single ring ceremony held ;.t the bride's home here. Shortly afterward, the pair left for an unannounced destination. Following a brief wedding trip they will go to Fort Myer, Va., where Ihe general has resided since taking up headquarters in Washington. Mrs. Somervell is the daughter M. Hampton of Fordyce, Ark. She was graduated from Belcourt Sim- inary in Washington. D. C., a school founded by General Somer-' veil's mother. It was there that she first met Ihe general while he was a cadet at the United Stales MiliUuy Academy. Among members of Ihe two families of the bride and groom attending the wedding, were Mrs. Wartmann's three daughters, and three daughters of the general by previous marriages. Arkonson Killed Tullahoma, Tenn., March 15 — f/Pi— Pvl. C. D. Poe of B e n t o n, stationed at Camp Forrest here, was Killed instantly late Friday night when his automobile struck a switch engine near Ihc camp. Uniled States. He was a former pilot for Gar Wood of Detroit and engaged in commercial flying projects in the middle west and Florida at times afler World War 1. A Canadian - trained flier. lie served with the Canadian division of the Royal Air Force — then the Royal Flying Corps — in the lasl war. In 1928 he rescued the fliers of the Trans-Atlantic plane "the Bremen" which crashed on the lonely Librador Greenelcy island on an i east • west flight. The trans- j Atlantic fliers were Capt. H e r- i maim Koehl and Baron Gunthcr Von Huenefeld, Germans, And Maj. James Filzmauricc, an Irishman. Many automobiles in England are . equipped with rubber folders. Any Post War Plan to Be Studied Closely Washington, March 15 (/!')— A resolution calling for closer welding of the United Nations for immediate and post-war collaboration was promised considerable editing today before it ever reaches a vote in the Senate. President Roosevelt was reported to have given tentative endorsement lo the proposal's broad objectives at a White House conference with six Senators yeslerday, but Chairman Connally (D-Tex) of the Foreign Relations Committee left no doubt there would have to be some changes. Connally was reported, lo have insisled at the meeting that the time is not ripe to attempt to commit the United Nations to any joinl economic, relief or rehabilitation programs, as the resolution would do in a general way. The committee chairman told reporters lie was in favor of stating now that tho United Slales wanted to agree with its Allies that all would join in maintaining world peace and security after the war, bul indicalcd he was prepared lo go no further at this time. The resolution, which • Senator Ball (H-Minn.i said would be introduced Tuesday, would put the Senale on record as urging this government to take the initiative in organizing the Uniled Nations behind a progiam for greater use of their military and economic resources, for joint control over re- eonqucred territory and for joint relief and rehabilitation of peoples freed from Axis domination. As post - war aims, the United Nations would agree lo set up machinery for scltJmccnt of international disputes and would create ;• world military force to put dovvi threats of aggression. While Senator Wagner (D-NY), one of those who went lo the While House, said he believed some such resolution might be approved by the Foreign Relations Committee, Senator LuFollelte (Prog-Wis. > expressed doubl the group would ever report it out. "1 think that resolution is likely to die of premature exposure," La- Follelle told reporters. "I doubt that the foreign relations committee is prepared ut this time to say thai the United Nations should commit themselves until we can see more clearly how the \ coming out." By DANIEL DE LUCE Allied Headquarters in North Africa, March 15 —(/P)— U. S. Mitchell bombers raided Marshal Erwin Rommel's positions yesterday in a continuation of the aerial assault intended to soften the Mareth line 'or the British Eighth Army's coming push although bad .weather almost paralyzed the air war elsewhere in Tunisia. Spitfires and Warhawks of the western desert air force escorted the Mitchell formations on their missions of destruction and made numerous sweeps independently without intcrceplion, military sources said. Rommel holds ground in a semicircle before Gen. Sir Bernard Montgomery's forward elements on the Medenine plains. Alliod and enemy patrols probed opposing positions. RAF Spitfires defending Allied shipping off the Algerian coast caught a formation of eight Hcin- kel III torpedo bombers yesterday, shot down one and damaged several others without loss, it was announced. Spitfires roving over the North ern Tunisian front, where rain bogged ground forces, shot up two German trucks, a staff car and a motor-cycle. The limited activity suggested both sides were concentrating or moving up supplies before chanc ing the opening of another majoi engagement. With Allied heavy bombers grounded by the'weather Axis convoys presumably stepped up traffic from Sicily to Tunisian ports. (Perhaps referring to the Heinkel formation shot up by the Spitfires, the Italian high command communique broadcast from Rome and recorded by the Associated Press said Axis torpedo planes operating off Bone hit a large merchant ship in a convoy. (The communique, which also Germans, Reds Fighting Night, Day Inside City -Europe t! You've gotta be tough to keep up a daily routine of fighting Japs in South Pacific skies, and Capt. Joe Foss, Marine ace who i downed 26 planes, looks it. mentioned adverse weather in Tunisia, said anti - aircraft fire destroyed one Allied plane and German fighters shot down another over the Sicilian channel.') Two enemy bombers were destroyed Saturday night. All the Allied air operations were carried out without loss. A cautious push by Allied forces in Northern Tunisia on a Nazi-held lieight known as Djebel Ben Marche enlivened the Tunisian front over the week - end, but otherwise the rival armies were almost completely inactive and awaiting further reinforcements before risking a crucial battle, frontline dispatches reported today. Giraud Erases Last Influence of Vichy By WES GALLAGHER Algiers, March 15 — (/P) — Gen. Henri Giraud, after offering to meet Gen. Charles de Gaulle half way in a union that "must be ef fectcd" arnoung all Anti- Axis Frenchmen fighting for a rebirth of the French republic, today drafted a series on decrees repu dialing the last vestiges of Vichy influence in North and West Af rica. In a Casablanca conferenc af termath, the civil and militarj commuiider-in-chief also disclosed ,„««„» he was welding a striking force of ! " tc t~ sa id inn nnn ,,-,«., nn ,,;» nn r] n,i*h Amni-i. y <*•««•!> oaiu. By EDDY GILMORE f Moscow, March 15 — (/P) — Fierce fighting is raging in the Kharkov area day and night as Soviet troops struggle against large forces of enemy tanks and motorized infantry. (The German high command announced yesterday the German , 1 southern army group had encircled and occupied the great industrial and industrial and railroad ,center of Kharkov after bitter fighting.) : After stiff battles the Germans succeeded in pressing the ; R e d army back to a new 'defense line in one sector at the price of large losses, it was announced oday. (Military sources in London peculated that Russian forces vhich have been threatening German - held Orel from the south night be forced lo withdraw: and , itraightcn their front to save hemsclvcs from being cut off as a •csult of German successes at Charkov. "It looks as though Charkov is gone," these sources conceded). (Today's broadcast German communique said Russian losses at Kharkov were "yet to be surveyed," and that Soviet counter-attacks west of Blegorod had collapsed with heavy losses, including the deslruction of 44 Red army tanks. Soviets attacks in the central sector and in the Staraya Russa area also were declared to have been repelled and 64 Russia planes were claimed downed m yesterday's fighting). The Russian mid - day commu- nique announced one Soviet . unit withheld the onslaught 'of German tanks and repulsed incessant >ene-, my attacks continuing day and night. To the north of Kharkov- heavy battles are in progress with Soviet artillery fighting off repeated attacks of large German tank and infantry forces and inflicting enormous losses on the enemy, dis- is MENUHIN IN BRITAIN London. March 15 —l.'Ti— Ychu- di Mcnuhin. American violinist, arrived in Britain today for a series of concerts. His arrival was later than expected and u concert he was to have played at Liverpool Saturday was postponed until March 23. Chinese Say Jap Offensive Has Collapsed Chungking, March 15 —(/I 1 )— The Chinese high command declared today the big Japanese offensive which began March 8 along a 100- mile stretch of the Yangtze river from tne Japanese base at Yochow near the border of Hunan and Hupeh provinces had collapsed and most of 20,000 enemy troops were under harassing retreat. One body of Japanese troops has been surrounded, a communique said, while another column is being encircled. Chinese forces on the northern bank of Ihc Yangtze were reported to have launched an "extensive" counterattack. The Chinese said the collapse of the Japanese offensive, which had been de-signed to protect the enemy's communications along the Yangtze, had greally lessened Ihe danger of another Japanese drive on Changsha, which was withstood three previous attacks. Observers said it was loo early lo predict whether the Japanese would try to hold their key points on the south bank of the Yangtze. These points in Chinese possession would oxpose enemy river traffic to the danger of mines and artillery fire. Hunting Season Sought On Antelope Helena, Mont. (iPt— Antelope have become so numerous in Wheatland Carter and Powder River counties that legislative representatives from the counties have decided to ask for control measures. They say the antelope are damaging crops iincl the legislation they purpose would permit special hunting seasons or other methods to reduce their number. 300,000 men equipped with Amcri can weapons and solemnly promised the people of his conquered homeland that "their sacred rights to choose a provisional government themselves wlil be fully safeguarded." Giraud did not mention de Gaulle by name, but he implied in a speech last night he and de Gaulle could work out a form of mutual trusteeship pending the day of victory when their freed peoples could choose their own leaders by ballot "according to the rules of the French Republic." Giraud embraced Ihe principles of the Atlantic charier, and promised lo abolish all Vichy legislalion — parlciularly the anti - Jewis decrees, to restore Democratic functions in North Africa including the eleclion of municipal assemblies and consuls general, and lo eliminate all Axis influences whether "measures or men." The first formal decrees are expected to be published within the next few days. "I wish with all my heart the union of all of us," said the heio of two world wars. "The union must be effected. That union is indispensable. I should like to coop- French republic)." Giraud's promise lo eliminate "measures or men" deemed injurious to the Allied war effort was interpreted by some to mean thai Gen. Jean Marie Bcrgci'el and Gen. Auguste Nogucs, Iwo members of Giraud's war committee, would be jellisoncd. These two men were not present at the opera house where Giraud addressed a rally protesting the German annexation of Alsace and Lorraine. The Fighting French have pronounced them pro-Vichy and demanded that they be ousled. A Fighling French delegalion headed by Gen. Georges Calroux is expected in Algiers shortly, and some observers believe this will speed negotiations to join the two French groups. Overseas Parcels Restrictions Cut Restrictions on sealed parcels mailed to soldiers ut overseas sta- lions have been reduced by the Postoffice Department, Postmaster Robert M. Wilson announced today. "Hereafter sealed parcels not exceeding eight ounces in weight on which postage at the first-class rate is prepaid <3c per ounce) may be accepted for dispatch to Army personnel at APO's overseas without the presentation of an approved request from the addressee," Mr. Wilson quoted the department order u^ saying. The Soviet drive west and south of Vyazma was reported progressing at full speed as 'the Red Army captured several dozen more set- Itcments in the last 12 hours, dislodging the Germans from hurried- erected fortified positions around the towns. The fall of Semlevo railway station, 14 miles west of Vyazma on the Vyazma - Smolensk line, was announced in the mid - day com- munique. The troops under Lieut. Generals Gorodov and V. S. Polenov which stormed Vyazma were said to-be smashing forward to the west and south of the city in the face of numerous German counter - attacks. A dispatch to Pravda said the Germans were employing airplanes and tanks in these counterattacks in an effort to halt the Soviet advance in this sector. Northwest of Vyazma on the western bank of Ihc upper Dnieper Soviet infantry captured several fortified towns. The assaults were preceded by heavy shelling by Red army artillery, which is sticking closely to the advancing front line. The mid - day communique announced a fresh Soviet b r e a k- through in the line of German fortifications south of Bely as the offensive developed successfully in this seclor. No reports were published today on other sectors of Ihe Soviet - German front. Closed Season on Bass, Artifical Bait Litlle Rock, March 15 — (/I 1 ) — Under a law passed by the recent legislature Ihe open season f o r commercial seining and tammcl- ing closes today, Tom Mull, Assistant secretary of the Game and Fish Commission pointed out. The new law changed the season from September ]• - February 15 lo October 1 - March 15. Mull also warned fishermen thai the closed season on bass and on artificial bail begins tomorrow and lasts until May 15. This was not changed by the 1943... legislature. Wedding Ring Found After Thirty Years Meadville, Mo. <JP> —Thirty years ago Mrs. Tom Burger lost her wedding ring on the farm to which her husband took her as a bride. Years oso the Burgers moved lo Mcadville. Tho other day a farm boy found the ring on a country road near the old Burger farm. It was none the worse for its thirty years oX weather-beating.

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