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Served by the No. 1 News Organization — The Associated Press MHp«IMBI» Hope _ VOLUME 44—NUMBER 149 Slor of Hope, 1899; Press, 1977. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Arkansas: Little temperature change tonight; showers and local thundershowers tonight and in west portion this afternoon. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY First Army on the March Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H! WASHBURN & "Peace Marchers" No Longer Funny We read that Ihe Capitol polkc yesterday broke up an Army Day peace demonstration in Washington. il _ ® ,j,| )c nuu-ehcrs—young men and women—said Ihcy were from Washington, New York, Chicago, Dc- Iroil. Baltimore and Philadelphia. They carried placards reading like this: "A Democratic People's Peace Now". 'Stop Murdering Common People, Appeasing Fascists in North I Africa. 1 "Love Our Enemies". All this sounds like some fantastic dream from back in Ihe happy-go-lucky days of peace . . . lhat Americans can talk of quilling in a war lhal was forced upon Ihcm . . . lhat, at a time when transporl for absolutely necessary mailers is difficult enough, young men and women are able to travel all over the country to attend mass mccl- ings—particularly is Ihis amazing in the case of young men. The war has disillusioned us on a lot of things—but I don't believe any great section of American public opinion ever at any time believed peace was something so secure we could afford lo disarm ourselves. Some people Iricd to make us believe differently. We saw a lot of peace demonstrations between World War One and World War Two—but the way we met the present emergency as a united and patriotic nation makes us reflect now lhal there must have been plenty of planning and propaganda behind all those peace campaigns lo make Ihcm loom up as big as llicy did. This feeling is forlified by yes Icrday's report from Washington— for apparently even in war-time theje are agents over here desperate enough lo make their hand! work public. It would ill become a newspaper man to talk about curbing free speech and press, or the right o public assembly—but this is as gooc a lime as any to remind everyone that while we may quarrel all we want lo about how the war is be ing conducted, we may not question our country's position ,01 praise tho position of her enemies. At a time when millions of Am Hull Invited to London to Talk on Post War Japanese Have f New Attack ot 'Bomb Jitters' By The Associated Press Japan had a fresh attack of "bomb jitters" today as Ihc Tokyo radio for the second time in 24 hours warned the Japanese people ^.at a new American bombing as- suul might come at any time "cihl- er from the China continent, the Aleutians or from aircraft carriers." The U. S. Office of War Informu- I'on uaul Tokyo broadcasts recalled ?Aiil il was just short of a year ago that Maj.-Gon. James H. Doo- liltlc's bombers made their first .sweeping raid on Japanese mainland cities. Aside from President Roosevelt's ;":himsical reference to a "Shangri- La" base, the take-off point of Doolittle's raider had never been officially disclosed, but it is known that now bomb-Japan airfield have been constructed in China during yie past few months. '•• Elsewhere in the Far Pacific war theater, the British command announced British artillery had smashed Japanese atlcmpls lo advance in Ihe Indian region in Burma, with the enemy withdraw- CSV? a f ter suffering uoavj- losses. Along the Bay of Bengal coast, where Field Marshal Sir Archibald P. Wavlcl's forces have withdrawn from the Mayu peninsula lo await the monsoon rains, the British rc- Mirlcd "no change" in Ihc last 24 nours of fighting. Imperial Tokyo headquarters asserted Japanese troops had "do- troyecl ' large British forces along the Mayu river and said operation ty'cre progressing for destruction of rV.'ie rest. The British, however, dc- i . ., , . dared the Japanese offensive was ! cn . c . :l , ns ^"!? "\. u V,' fornn ,. i !" d , ln J lc !" futile and that. Ihc enemy would be unable to hold newly won positions during Ihc monsoon floods. In Ihc Southwest Pacific, Gen •''oughts Mat-Arthur's hadqtiarlcrs announced Allied airmen hit 10 Japanese bases in the islands above Autralia including Capo Gloucester, New Britain; Finchhafcn, Lac .md Salainau, New Guinea — j'->id a lone American Flying Fortress strafed a three-ship Japanese convoy off Kavieng, New Ireland. ^Reminder of Terrific Cost of War '.5 \\ashinglon, April I! —(/I')— A navy request for $24.!>51,070,000 in new funds for Ihe 1941 fiscal year was laid before Congress today with a grim reminder of the cost of repairing and replacing ship's ^imaged in bat lie. The estimated financial needs — largest amount ever sought for the .sea-fighling forces — were scnl to Congress by President Roosevcll, and Chairman Cannon (D-Mo) an- )j,ounccd an appropriation subcom- V.iittce would begin studying them Saturday. From Chaiiman Vinson (D-Ga) of the House Naval Committee came 'in asset lion the unprecedented appropriations would go to add CliiTiilor anil greater strength lo the fleet and ils air arm until we drive the enemy from the sea back to his shore as we press forward to victory." The biggest allocations in the es- ymutcs include $9,024,000,000 for V.ne increase, repair and replacement of naval vessels, $3,47(3,800,001) for the Bureau of Ordnance, $4.2i!G,211,000 for the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, $1,887,000,000 for the Bureau of Ships, and $1,- f)M),000,000 for the Bureau of Aeronautics. CaniDii termed it the largest regular appropriation bill for the navy in history. It compares with $23,030,000,000 appropriated for the 1943 j.$jscal year, but that amount in- X'ludcd supplemental, deficiency and emergency appropriations as well as the regular allotment of about .'i-14,000,000. The request reached Capitol Hill close on the heels of Secretary ''nox's rceni testimony before congressional committees thai the navy is determined lo build itself ijilo unmatched power on and above the seas. sonal peril for the sake of thcii country, anybody who presumes lo march down a public thoroughfare carrying a banner reading "Love Our Enemies" does so unloved and alone. For he is a fool to presume that only he has Christian charity. The truth is he never has been shot at. And thai makes all Ihc difference between peace and war. When enough people in a nation understand lhat they have been shot al, pence ends and war begins. Police Search for Woman in Murder Case Calico Rock. April 1! —</!>)— The whereabouts ol pretty red-haired Mary Durant, 21, charged with first degree murder of her stepfather, Charlse Durant, 43, remained a mystery today. Acting on a tip furnished by Michigan state police, Sheriff J.A. Rodman made a trip to the Ozark mountain village of Evcrlon in northwestern Arkansas but found no trace of the girl who has been missing since mid-December, approximately two weeks after Durand dissappcarcd from their home here. Duranl's body was found Sunday buried in the backyard of their former residence. He had been shot in the head and Sheriff Rodman theorized the killing took place about Decmeber 1. The slain man's wife, Mrs. Armanda Rose Duranl. is also chargod with murder in Ihc case. Arrested at Romeo, Mich., where she was employed as a domestic servant, she has refused to wiave extradition. Rodman said Michigan police said Mrs. Duranl recently recievcd a letter indicating her daughter might be at Evcrton. After a fruitless search in lhat community of less than 200 population, the sheriff declined to disclose his next move. AGREE ON PHONE RATES Little Rock, April 8 (/PtChair- man A. B. Hill of the Ulilities Commission announced today thai tentative -agreements on some points of a proposed rate adjustment for Arkansas had been reached with Southwestern Bell Telephone company representatives. Final action has been delayed pending a presentation of the case to telephone company executivct. London, April 8 (/l'i— Foreign Secretary Antony Eden, discussing ils recent conferences in Washing- on before the Houc of Commons, lisclosed today he had invited Soc- •etary of Stale Cordell Hull lo visil London and said he was salisficd here is "complete agreement" between Britain and the United Stales on Ihc "fultire policy toward •"ranee." Ho also reported he and Uniled Slalcs authorities "found a very close similarity ol outlook" on postwar problems. "1 am alisficd," Ihe foreign secretary said, "lhal as regards Ihc future policy toward France there s complete agreement between us." Eden said "there had been some misunderstanding in Ihis country of the purpose the United Slalcs administration had in mind in maintaining relation with Vichy," but thai these misunderstandings had been smoothed oul. "We naturally wanted to sec all sections in France prepared lo fight Ihe common enemy united and to- gclhcr." he added. He said an agreement on policy toward Spain, Portugal, Turkey and other European neutrals was reached and plans had been made for an improved exchange of information on enemy and enemy-occupied territories. Eden said the invitation was extended to Hull with approval of Prime Minister Churchill, bul he did not stale whelhcr Hull had accepted. He said his discussion in Washington fell mainly under three head ings: First, "operational matter- immediate questions concerned with the conduct of Ihc war;" second, "political cooperation between us in connection with actual military operations thai have lakcn place or will take place;" an third, questions arising out of the war. Eden said he thought "the prime minister was satisfied with the progress that was made" in the dicu- sion of question concerning the conduct of tho war. "I came back," Eden said, "greatly encouraged by the large measure of general agreement, which wo found and I am certain lhat .vill be ol great value to us in future exchanges we shall have, both with the United States and other governments who arc our allies." This was the first reference he made which seemed lo apply lo Russia. Prosecutor Tells Story of Slaying Kansas Cily, April 8 — (/l'i—Meth- odically, the stale lold loday Ihc story with which, supported by its evidence, il seeks lo convict George W. Welsh, Jr., of lirst degree murder for Ihe mutilation slaying of his sister, Leila Adel, in her bedroom two years ago. The courtroom was filled to capacity, John V. Hill, assistant county prodsecutor, began the stale's opening slalmenl. The 28-year-old Welsh was at the counsel table with his attorneys. His mother Mrs. Marie Fcming Welsh, had been removed from the courtroom after having been sworn in as a witness. Hill went back to Ihe nighl of March 8, 1941 — Ihe night Richard Funk, a friend of Lila's look her lo a polic circus. Hill told of Funk and Lila stopping for refreshment and of their drive home where her slashed and buttered body was found in her bed the next morning by her mother. The state was granted permission to use u transcript of Funk's testimony he gave at a preliminary hearing because Funk n ow is in the army and oul of the jurisdiction of Ihe stale. Hill recalled Funk testifi he had seen the brother, George, lying on a couch in the livint; room as he bade the 24-year-old girl goodnight "What happened in the Welsh home after that." Hill said. "I do not know. What 1 am telling you now is not a part of the evidence. It merely is a summary of the stale's case." The brother and sister were grand children and heirs to a prominent Kansas City real estale dealer. Setting the stage for later evidence Hill gave the jury, made up of family men, a descriplive pic- lure of Ihe inside of the Welsh home —the rooms where Mrs. Welsh, the girl and the brother slept. th arrangement of various utilily rooms. Yanks Bag 34 Jap Aircraft in Big Sky Battle Washington, April (! (IP) —American fighter planes destroyed 34 Japanese aircraft in a sky battle over the Southwestern Solomon islands Wednesday, the Navy announced today, when the enemy struck a I American shipping off Guadalcanal with an armada of. 98 planes. Seven American fighters were lost, but one pilot was rescued. The battle, one of the greatest ever fought in the air of that area, climaxed a two-day period of aerial activity during which American planes made six forays against enemy shipping throughout the Solomons Archipelago. Whether the Japanese, whose force included SO bombers and 48 Zeros, were successful in reaching American ship at Guadalcanal was not reported. Navy communiqu No 337 aid: "South Pacific (all dales east longitude i "I.On April (itli: "(A)During the morning a force of Dauntless (Douglas (SBD) and Avenger (Grumman TBFi dive bombers escorted by Wildcat (Grumman F4F) fighters attacked Japanese installations at Vila in the central Solomons, hits were scored in the target area and a large fire was started. All United States planes returned. "(B) In the early evening, three Japanese planes bombed Guadalcanal. There were no casualties personnel and only light damage was reported. "(C) During the night of April G-7, Catalina (Consolidated PBY) patrol bombers attacked Vila. At the same time Flying Fortresses attacked Japanese insinuations at Kahili, in the Shortland Island area, and also small enemy shipping between Choiscul Island and Santa -Isabel Island. "2. On April 7th: "(A) During the early morning, a force of Dauntless and Avenger dive bombers, crcorlcd by fighters attacked Vila. Hits were scored on Japanese anti-aircraft positions in the camp area. A large fire was started. "(B)In the early afternoon a force of Avenger and Dauntless dive bombers, escorted by fighters, attacked Rckata Bay, Santa Isabel island. A Japanese four-cngined flying boat was destroyed. All United States planes returned. "(C) Fifty Japanese bombers escorted by 48 Zero fighters, attacked United States shipping in the vicinity of Guadalcanal island. United States fighters engaged the enemy and shot down 21 Zeros, five dive bombers, and ten other enemy planes whose type was not reported. Another enemy plane was later observed to crash. "United Slates planes lost were one Airacobra and six Wildcal fighters. One Uniled States pilot was rescued." The destruction of the enemy planes during the actions on Wednesday raised to 943 the lolal number of Jap aircraft reported in navy communiques as having been destroyed in the Solomons to date. Those are aclual combat losses and do not include .operational loses which would make the Jap- ijpeLie investment of air craft in the Solomons fighting much greater. Senators Scrap Over Africa Trip Washington, April 8 —(/l'i— Boys will be boys and the Senate Mili- lary and Truman War Investigating Committees produced some evidence today by way of proving il. Each committee is semiofficially somewhat hurt and a litllc taken aback al Ihc attitude adopted by Ihe other on the burning question of which shall send a delegation to inspect the American fighting positions in North Africa. Privately some of the boys arc pretty mad about Ihc whole thing, and cross words have been exchanged behind Ihc swinging doors of the Senate cloakrooms where really important mailers of Ihis nature are threshed oul. The Turman committee, it seems, got the jump on the junkie in the form of a letter from President Roosevelt to congressional leaders approving a visit by four committee members to North Africa. The group, headed by Senator Turman (D-Mo), decided Senators Mead (!)NY i. Hatch (DNM), Brcwslcr (R- Maine) and Burton (It-Ohio) would make Ihe journey. Hardly had these four begun taking the iniiocuiations prescribed for those who go overseas, when Senator Chandler (D-Kyi rclurncd from an inspection trip to west coasl military and other installations ,md demanded lo know why the military committee wasn't represented on such a coveted assignment. Chandler is chairman of a much- travelled Military subcommittee which nas been to Alaska, among other places. Chandler says this subcommittee has prioritic on any trip outside the country because of a tacit understanding with Ihe War Department, made long ago, when it was willing for any congressional group to visit Africa, Chandler's group would be tapped. 5 Hope Improvement- Districts Get Aid The annual distribution of state funds to 120 municipal paving districts in Arkansas yesterday brought help to five Hope districts, as follows: Street No. 3 (east end of Third street $2,041.12. Curb &. Gutter No. 7 (Main street) $583.18. Annex No. 1 to Curb & Gutter No. 7 $1.47. Streel No. 103.19. Annex No. $58.43. DeGaullists Puzzled Over Statement 11 (Main street) $1.1 to Street No. 11 About, fourfifths of Germany's iron .md steel ouput come form the Ruhr, an area smaller than Rhode Island. London, April 8 —M 1 )— Fighting 1'Vench quarters apparently were puzzled loday by dispatches from Algiers quoting Gen. Dwighl. D. Eisenhower as expressing "surprise" over a French National Committee statement, that he had asked Gen. Charles do Gaulle to postpone his visit lo North Africa. Declaring he saw no occasion for General Eisenhower's suprisc, a Fighting French spokesman said the National Committee merely had issued its statement in explanation of dc Gaulle' failure to depart as expeclecl for conferences with Gen. Henri Giratid on the unification of French forces fighling Ihe Axis. "De Gaulle had been cxpccling lo uo since shortly oflcr Ihe first of the year," Ihe spokesman said, "and the reason for the delay is opening negotiation with Giraud otherwise could not be understood." Dispatches from Algiers said the comment issued f"om Eisenhower's I headquarters did not flatly deny i the Allied commander had asked | de Gaulle not lo make the trip, but. j declared cryptically lhat, since Ihe I Fighting French statement was issued in London, Eisenhower "had no doubt that a full statement of the circiiinslances" will be made j Ihere. ! Fighling French sources, how- levor, said Ihc National Committee | was planning no further statement j at the moment, adding that "the j text of Eisenhower's letter will not i be made public because it will add nothing to- the case." ! One Fighting French official, rc- I ferring to Eisenhower's expression |al "suprise," said the committee i was "just as supriscd when il received General Eicnhowcr's note." "All facts ol the case have been published." he said, "and consequently the full statement which B'isenhowcr anticipates is unnecessary." The Algiers dispatches quoting Eisonniiwcr said his comment indicated the whole situation possibly >\'us Ihe result of a misunderstanding of some sort. Yesterday, however. Prime Minister Churchill issued a statement saying lie was. in agreement with Eiensiiower "in deprecating the visit be de Gaulle during the battle crisis in Tunisia which requires the undivided attention of the Allied command." BAPTIST WOMEN ELECT Little Rock, Aprli 8 — (H'>— Mrs. J. E. Short, Gould, was re-elected president of the Arkansas Baptist. Women's Missionary Union and Arkanas vico-preidenl of the South ern Baptist WMU at the closing session of the annual stale meeting here today. Oilier oflicei s were all re-elected. V Reds Capture Nazi Positions in Izyum Area By EDDY GILMORE Moscow, April 8 —M')—While no big changes took place ovcrnighl on Ihe Russian-German front, still oozing with Ihc spring thaw, increased action was reported loday in several sectors. The Red Army stormed German positions south of l/.yum and captured advantageous lines in the face of sharp Nazi fire after several days of numerous German al- lacks. In the Scvsu seclor northwest of Kursk the Germans again began counterattacks but they availed nothing. The Russians previously halted large-scale enemy operations there. The Volkhov front saw battling again, with the Germans once more trying lo take a Soviet position, and again failing. Although there was sharp fighling in Ihis seclor, southeast of Leningrad, the conflict was nol believed lo be a major operation. Artillery duels and scouting operations took place on tho western front where the Russians have been edging toward Smolensk. Nothing was mentioned in the noon communique about the Kuba area or west of Roslov. (The German high command communique broadcast from Berlin today said the eastern front generally was calm. Isolated Russian at- lacks againsl the Kuban bridgehead and in the Central Donets area were repulsed, said the Nazi war bulletin recorded by the Associated Press.) A Red Army newspaper dispatch said Ihe Germans' recent attacks south of Izyum has cost them tremendously in manpower. "In all directions in which they attempted to advance,'the ground was littered with piles of burned tanks put out of commission by Soviet artillery fire," Red Star reported. The Red Army's guns also smashed many trucks caught near the front line trenches south of l/.yum. The dispatch from the Izyum sector reported considerable scouting aclviity, which may mean the Germans are preparing for still another assault, upon the Red Army bridgehead, hoping ugaiji for a major breakthrough. It. was evident Ihc Germans never believed they would be slopped til this Doncls river line and had laid their plans for operations on the eastern side of the river once they crossed it. The Red Army's withdrawal from Kharkov begins, more than ever before, lo look like nice strategy. The Russians here arc continuing sharp artillery barrages day and night. Although the communique did not mention the Kuban area balllc, Pravdu, Ihe Communist, parly paper, said that stiff battles continued and several more villages had been captured in the Delta in the last few days. In one sector Soviet, atiotmutic riflemen destroyed a bridge behind the Germans, helping to trap them. In another place the dispatch related that Russian mortar gunners carreid weapons on their shoulders through the swamps, then turned them on German machine-gun position to wipe out resistance. Americans Join 8th Army; Axis in Full Retreat Declaration of War by Bolivia Near -Africa 28 County Registrants Delinquent The following Hempslead county registrants have been declarer) delinquent by the Hempsteud C'wilv Draft Board and are to report without fail to the local board oil or before April 13. 1!)43: Delinquent with respect to physical examination: Finis Walden, Luther Paton. Charlie Beard, Arree Jones, Arthur McCary. Dewcy George Lacefield, Louis Cheatom. Lawrence PowcM Pralher. Harvey Lee Brown, Dav*d tiorsed "the'idea's"for La Paz, Bolivia, April 8 — (/I 1 )— Bolivia was summoned to war against the Axis powers and their tatellilcs by an executive decree today, and leader of political blocs of the Chamber of Deputies arranged a meeting to consider the action of President Enrique Pcn- aranda and his cabinet. Observers here believed an immediate session of Congress to vote a formal declaration of war would be demanded. Congress is the only body aulhorizcd consitutionally lo adopt such a measure. Foreign Minister Toma Mancul Efib said the decree, placing Bolivia beside Brazil as the second country in South American to manifest martial opposition to Germany and Italy, also would apply to Japan and all nations associated •with the three powers in the war. Brazil did not declare war against Japan. All countries in South American, however, have broken Axis relations, except Argentina. The decree provides for mobilization of the country's manpower to carry out a government plan to boost mining production — the country's chief potential contribution to the Allied cause. Major General Anlenor Ichazo, chief' Cf Ihe army general staff, declared, however, that total mobilization would not be ordered pending a conference of military leaders. President Penaranda will leave May 1 lo confer with United Stales officials in Washington on Bolivia's part in the United Nations war program. The executive action came as VICE President Henry A. Wallace of the United Satlcs, visiting Bolivia on his tour of South American nations, was made an honorary citizen of Cochabamba, center of Ihc country's potato region. Incentive Pay to Be Aired by WPB Washington, April I! —(/I 1 )—Amid .strong indications thai President Hoosovcll has dropped his opposition to "incentive" pay, Ihe War Production Board is scheduled to confer with labor and industry today in an effort lo work oul some such scheme for boosling munitions output. A subcommittee of WPB's new management - labor council arranged to meet with Charles 1.0. Wilson, WPB executive vice chairman, UP start work on details ol an incentive plan for the aircraft industry. Among the members of the subcommittee, woro Richard Fi-aiikcn- sloen, aircraft director of the Unil- ed Automobile Workers Union, representing the CIO,and Olio Scy- forlh, representing the United States C h ,-i m b e r of Commerce. Others include representative of Hip AFI, and the National Association of Manufacturers. Even as they met, it became in- rreusingly apparent that President Roosevelt had withdrawn his objections to incentive or "bonus" payments. Ui labor, which he voiced fa Illy one year ago. In direct conflict with WPB Chairman Donald M. Nelson. Mr. Roosevcll said last April he was utterly opposcdo t such a plan because men in a time of national emergency should produce all they could. Nelson previously had en- By EdWSrd Kennedy Allied Headquarters in North Africa, April 8 — (IP)— The British First Army gained four or five miles by a surprise attack in the Modjez - El - Bab bulge area yesterday as the Second U. S. Army Corps and Ihc Brtish Egihth Army united in a rcntless pursuit of the enemy in the south, it was announced today. The Firsl Army's advance in the northern seclor carried its vanguards to within less than 27 air line miles of Tunis, Nazi - held caplial of the Franch protectorate. More prisoners were rounded up in both northern and southern sectors and Field Marshal E r w i n Hommel's positions again were blasled and shot up by Allied aerial squadrons. Allied air forces of the Middle East renewed the hammering of Axis trans-Medilerrancan bases. Zairo communiques said heavy bombers started fresh fires in Naples and explosives were loosed again Tueday night at Mesina, Sicily, and U. S. H Liberators attacked Palermo harbor by daylight yesterday, all without the loss of a plane. Hits were observed along Palermo's quays and in the vicinity of its seaplane base, it was announced Malta' .fighter-bombers attacked industrial targets of Sicily with bombs and machine-gun fire. The Second U. S. Corps of Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., and Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's Eighth AtOTifi: elaborated like tflKjt woodsmen at the ends of a crosscut saw to rip Rommel's rearguards from their positions. A communique disclosed the Eighth Army, after smashing the Wadi El Akarit position 20 miles north of Gabcs at dawn Tuesday, repulsed determined enemy counterattacks in heavy fighting that afternoon. KI a r's h a 1 Rommel apparently then abandoned all hope of holding out in that area and. realizing, his' big armored formations in front of the Americans along the Gafsa - Gabcs road were in an untenable position, began a withdrawal under cover of darkness Tuesday night. General Pallon's Americans immediately pushed ahead, clearing up pockels of. resistance w h i c h Rommel had left behind and clashing at times with the withdrawing armor itself to attain a point 25 to 30-miles east of El Guelar. It was at this point Ihc Americans encountered advanced patrols of the Eighth A r m y yeslcrday afternoon. Dixon, Joe Cline, Booker Talley Thorns, Curtis Gamble. '.icuben Rogers. Sam Evans, Ellis McElroy. William T. Hendrix, John Artry Florence. Johnnie B. Franks, Joe Noldcn Staggers, Ezzie Bedford. Cannon Clcghorn. The following are delinquent for failure to return questionairc: Burnic Burns. Phillip Elmer Wilson. Frank Davis, Richard Edward Flamer, Roy Franks, Shed Ware. New York, (.ft Someone has figured out that in the 24 years Roscland Ballroom has been in operation, 17.450,000 persons have danced a total of 165,1)80.098.474,400 steps, equivalent to the wearing out, of 251,OGO pairs of shoes. certain war industries. Wilson, now the sparkplug behind iVPB's incentive pay proposal, went lo the While House recently. That ne got at least a tentative go - Head was indicald by Use fact he immediately thcrafter set about getting cearance fiom the 'wo agcncis which might have opposed him on anti - inflationary grounds - the War Labor Board and the Office of Economic Stabilization. • These agencies also were understood to have acquiesced. Wilson holds Ihc plan to be deflationary, rather than the revere, since it would result in greater outpul per dollar of wages paid and lower unit erst of production. Registrants in 3-B to Be Reclassified Washington, April, 8— (/P)— He- classification of draft registrants under a now national regulation, highlighted by elimination of the 3-B classification, was reported today to be scheduled to start Monday. National .Sclcclive Service Head- quartrs continued the silence it as maintained despite circulation of unofficial reports for more than a week. Bill an official statement is expeclecl Monday. The 3-B classification, which includes all men having dependents and working in essential activities regardless of what job they hold .vus established lust July ]!>. Besides eliminating it, unofficial reports said, the now regulations will: Rquire reclassificalion to 1-A of all men outside of farming except those defined us farther under Selective Service rules, those individually essential to essential activities, and those whoe induction would mean extreme hardship to dependents. Reserve the 3-A classification exclusively for fathers — those living in a bona fide family rclationhip with children conceived before in- 1uclio n of the fathers appeared imminent and in no case born later than Sept. 14. 1942. Create a new classification, 3-D, for deferment or single or childless married men whose induction voulri cause extreme hardship lo dpendents. More than 2.500 miles of brand railroad line were abandoned in the United States in 1942. There are o,000,000 fewer children under 15 years of age in the U.S. Hum iher were in 1933.

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