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EIGHTEEN SUNDAY TIMES, • CUMBERLAND, MD, SUNDAY OCTOBER 8, 1944 The Lost Weekend Baud •* the powerful, b**t-a*Ui»g Hovel of *jy« unforgettable day* in • man's Ufa BL CHARLES JACKSON lUastiati«iu By F. X. Gmj«c One HuDLdrfeS Five On Birjthday List Anniversary Group For Week of October 15 Ke-. leased by Junior Association "One huhdreil and 'five serving in t»« armed' forces- have birthdays the week of'October 15, according to' the 111thi release of the Junior Association of'Commerce. The lis.t follows: -±'' : ,^ ;-•:•. : : '••• =By ROBERT QUILLEN; eon Men In faded robe* or gowns moved re*He*»fy op and down the -What'* that stuff?" Don asked. Tna men laughed^ Don could hqve kicked hmweff. To hts surprise, he vtrote plainly and weW ... Don thought of paraldehyde as Bim took him to the elevator, ' In a few seconds, Don was dres-jA wonderful feeling, easy light. The scd again in dry clean clothes. He ran down and borrowed ten dollars from Mr. Wallace at the grocery store. In the liquor store he got a quart and bounded up the stairs, tore off the wrapper and. poured a drink all In the space, of five minutes. . . •' He held the glass in his shaking hand and almost did not need H. Wliy didn't .1 do this In the first place? he asked himself with a surprised smile. What « story that trip to the closed pawnshops would make. Great! He drank. The new drink warmed his stomach, all his whole tired frame. He poured another. In a short time, the quart was almost half empty. He looked at it in alarm which gave way to a feeling of delight. For once he was going to have sense enough not to be caught short I He had the money. He sprang up. That money, did ijft stSll have It? As he pulled what was left of Mr. "Wallace's ten from Ills pocket, he wondered again what had happened to all the money he had had yesterday. Certainly he had never spent It all. To hell with it. These "bills were as good as enough-to-drink and more. Provided he sot there and back. He was feeling great, a little unsteady, perbapc, but strong enough. He opened the door and looked back at the half-full bottle. He pointed, "You stay there!" -said. "Don't hide or evaporate! I'll be right back." At the top of the stairs, he heard people on the landing • below—the two ladies and their dog Sophie •who lived In the front apartment. They saw him and stepped back. dog barked, the ladies squealed". 'Oh,' Mr. Blrrmmt Are you hurt?" He picked himself up. "Not a bit, Hfcllo, little Sophie." The two ladles exchanged glances. 'Mr. Birnam, are you sure you're all right?" "Quite, I'm not hurt & bit, don't along," h« said, "111 Birnam. You come "No, come wait." "No. Mr. down." "Very well," he said. "Thank you.' He started down smiling, his hat in his hand. He found himself falling trouble caused yourself, such a Sorry fuss. to have Goodbye Sophie!" He walked lightly along the landing and turned for the second night. Flight is good. His. silly foot missed as before—It was easy, delightful He heard the. women squeal again and saw with a smile the newel-post rising like a growing expading up-swinging hammer to strike ... Like a. fish of the deep rising to the surface of bright air and sun, Don swam up to consciousness' out of a dead blank into a whiter world than he had ever seen. He heard voices very near against a background medley of babblings and shrleka, moans and muttering, i He was lying prone and someone was working on his back. He flopped over and found'himself in a low bed, so low that two men were kneeling on the edge. "Turn" over again," one said; and the other, "Take It easy, baby." .. "What's going on here? Where am. I?" ' ' . "You're In the hoepSUl, the alcoholic ward." He didn't get this. What right had they to touch him? He heard the bedlam. "What's all that racket?" '; ..- • a : ":'•• "The others. Now relax. We want to' draw off a little of the spinal fluid. Believe the pressure on the brain." i . . "Oh no you're not;" He drew up his knees and his head exploded in pain above his eyes. They told him he had a slight fracture of the skull but he didn't believe It. The doctor, a small nian, spoke to ;he male nurse as if Don weren't there at all. "We can't give it to him without his consent, Bim. He seems to be In his right mind." "Try him, Doctor." The doctor turned back to Don. "What's your name?" "Don Birman," he answered, almost haughtily. Me gave his address, too. The doctor askoU, "What year is It?" "Nineteen thirty-six!" What month? "October." What day? Oh- oh. This is something he couldn't be sure of. "I—I'm sorry, I guess I don't know. . ." They went over the whole thing again and he gave the right answers except for the day. The 'doctor turned again to the nurse. "All right, Bim. Give ' him some paraldehyde and let him go." He started down the room. Don suddenly couldn't let him go like that, "Doctor," he called. The doctor went, oh without turning back. .The big male nurse was looking down at hinu.l'What did you want?" Don'asked him what day It actually was. "Sunday." Don sank back relieved; Wick would not be home yet. Bim told him then that-he had been brought in In an ambulance the day before. "You've got 'an awful black eye," he said. He drew-a, small round inlrror from his pocket.' "Want to see what you look, like?" Instinctively, Don raised his hand to his .eye but he pulled away from the mirror. "No thank you. . ." "Listen," Don said. "Didn't the doctor'say 1 could go?" "Okay, I'll get It for you." Don asked him what he was going to get. "Your paraldehyde, you'll love it." Don watche'd him go. The big man moved dowh.the'ward with a noiseless casual tread. He began to realize the spot he was in. The alcoholic ward. So here "he was at last. Inevitably h« would wind "up in this place and the only wonder was that he hadn't been here before. This Instructions for N Army, Navy Voting The following Instructions are sent to members of t\je armed forces with a state absentee ballot: Enclosed herewith are a State Absentee Ballot, Ballot Envelope and a Return Envelope for use In returning the ballot. You are entitled to vote if you are a memoer of the armed forces ot the United States. You are also entitled to vote If you are a member of the Merchant Marine, not in service or enrolled for service on the Great Lakes or Inland Waterways of the United States, with th« American Bed Cross, or other organization covered by UK Absentee Voting Law, serving with the armed forces of the United States outside of the United States. (a) Examine the ballot before Football Moves next Sunday. Money derived frorti he games, will be used to purchase awards to be presented 'to the lead- ng batsmen, fielders, and etc. The All-star games will be played with the Queen City Brewers, 1944 champions, playing a team leiected rom the rosters of the other clubs n the league. marking. When once marked, DO NOT ERASE, as an erasure will invalidate the ballot. Mark the ballot with either pencil or ink by placing an X In the block after each candidate for whom you wish to vote and in the appropriate block after each constitutional amendment, referendum or any other question, for or against which you wish to vot*. Be sure not to vote tor any number of candidates for any office greater than the number .ipcclfied over the names of candidates for that office. The ballot should be marked secretly. DO NOT SIGN YOUR NAME or put on the ballot any mark of identification or any other marl; except the X murk or marks used to vote or the name of a writtcn-ln candidate. Fold the ballot In the same creftses as before opening. Cb) Then enclose lha ballot in the "Ballot Envelope" and seal the «arne (c) After sealing; the Ballot Envelope, you MUST, In the presence of a witness, fill In the blanks in the "Oath of Absentee Resident" on the Ballot Envelope and sign (DO NOT PRINT) your name on the line indicated. You MUST then swear to . th« Oath before the witness who MUST fill In the date, sign hla or her name and indicate his or her rank or official position in the space provided. The witness must be a commissioned officer, noti-commls- *ion«ri officer, not below *Jw rank of sergeant, or petty officer. I you are a member of the Merchan Marine, the witness may b« a Mar.- t«r, First Officer, Chief Engineer or pursuer of a veste] documented under the laws of th« United State* fd> It IB absolutely necewary tha Iho "Bal5ot Envelope" contain nothing but one Uallot marked by you, ; . <«) Endow tha "Ballot Envelope" Jn the "Return Envelope," Mai the "Ruturn Envelope" and mall nt once, (f> The bailot may be marked and mulled »t any time after you receive If. but it must tse rswlved by the Secretary of State in time to fco delivered by him to the appropriates Supervisor*' of Election* not later than the cloning of the poll* on election day. jf it l* not received prior to such closing, it. will not be counted. Cg) If you desire not to vote for any of the ' candidates named for any offlc* on the Ballot, you may write in, in the .appropriate blank space on the Billot, the name of the person of your choice for. auch office. (h) The Absentee Voting Law provides that anyone who wilfully eigns any false application or oath, or who wilfully. dc*s any act contrary to the terms .and provision* of the Absentee Voting IATT with intent to cast «n Illegal vote or to aid another In so doing, or who wilfully violates any of the previsions of that Law or who applies for a, ballot under any other name than hli own, shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of $1,000 or to imprisonment for not more than two years, or to both, in the discretion of the Court. (i) If any person eligible and desiring to' voti is unable by reason of sickness, wounds or inability to read or write to mark a ballot and sign the oath on the Ballot Envelope, any commissioned officer, noncommissioned officer not below the rank of sergeant, or petty officer may, at the reo,uest' and la accord- ,c« with the directions of voter, mark the ballot, sign the name of the voter on the line provided for the voter's .signature complete the oath: on the fac« ol the Ballot Envelope and execute a prescribed affidavit. Aviation Cadet William K. Thom- oe, son of Mr. find Mrs. William Thomas, 8 Hill street, Frost burg arrived at the Big Springs, Tex. Bombardier School for bombardier training. A-O ThomaD received a Bachelor of Science degree from Frcutburg Teacliera College In 1941 nnd prior to his entrance into the service taught school in Baltimore H« has a brother serving in France •Aviation Student Oharleg Otfebay Jr., is stationed at Santa Ana Calif., after spending an 18-day furlough -with his parent, Mr. and Mm. Charts Ogletay, 8*4 fiperry terrace. He It awaiting ftwlgnmen for advanced night training. HI /Jjster, VlrglnlA Lee Ogtebay, rec*nt- Jy entered the HojplUl for Women of Maryland, Baltimore, where Ahe will trmin M a nurse under th U. Si Nunw program. * First Lieut. Paul HuUon, Jr., ton of Mr, and MM. Paul Hution, 812 a«phart drlv#, wo* recently pro moted to captain at Love field, Dal IBS, Tex. 8(t. Raymond E, Rowman, 427 South nir««l, In. Franc* nfnee Sept. 13. KILLED Siaff Sgt. Theodore R. Wallizer, 18 Bpone street, In Holland September 16. Pvt. Eugene F. Deffinbau?h, Oldtown, in France August S from accidental discharge of a pistol. Pfe. James R. Lmffer, U. 8. M. C., 868 Maryland avenue, in the Pacific war zone. Staff Sgt. James R. Murphy, Mt Savage, declared dead after being missing over Germany since July 843. - Pvt. Eugene Becker, Piedmont, W Va., in Italy, Sept. 15. Pfc. Odle Savage, Frlcndsvllle, in Prance, Sept. 8. Sgt. Milton G. Anderson, Confluence, Pa., In Normandy last month Chief Petty Officer Frederick Wilion, Everett, Pa., lost at sea. WOUNDED Prt. Robert E. McCIellan, 507 Centra! avenue, wounded In Luxembowr. Pvt. Franet* Wharton, nit. In France. Pvt. Herbert >V. Baker, Rld(e- l«y, W. V», In France September 17. < PTt. Kalelfh P. Chaney, Fat- tenon Creek, W. Va., in Ilafy Jnne U. Fvt. Stephen L. Bassel, 424 Wateat itreet, in France September 23. Staff Srt. James O. DoTim, Mo*«ow, in France September 22. Sgt. James W. CUse, Westernport, In Southern France. Ffc. Roy M. Bitlinrer, of Mm 5, in France, Aagiut 8. Pfc. Gerald Ttrgnttm, of Lake, in France September 14. Pfc, Robert A. Bnm>, 6t- Georce, W. Va., in Italy. Pfc. Floyd Bennett, 534 Fort ave nue, In France. Pvt. Carl Vasburg, Wiley Ford, W Va., In Italy. Pvt. Ern«st Ecbart, 221 SprlngdaJ street, in France, Sept. 19, Pvt. William A. Jordan, Fair go, Jn Germany, Sept. U. Pvt. Charles W. FJuhcr, Montrea avenue, in Franc* Sept. 3. Pvt. Robert P, Stinebaugh, 22 Thomas itreet, in France In July. Pfc. John B. McFarland, Jr., 53C Pine avenue, In Normandy June 6. Pvt. Jarne* Shipley, Valley road in Franc* Sept, 14, Sgt. Alfred R. Bamet, 211 Bedfor street, in Germany. Pvt. Andrew n. Pr«ton. Barton in France. Capt. James R. McCartney, Mey ertdalc, Pa., in Trance Sept. 1. Pvt. Oleo O, Ouster, Berkele Springs, W. Va., In France Sept. II Pfc, Richard Rhode*, Everett, Pa in France Pfc. Krnceth L. Lc&jure, Uld land, in France Sept. 9. . SUff Bgt. Maynord Harih, Br«tz W. Vs., In France,8ept. II. as your natural home- and you ight as well take H. He began to ok around. • • . On the mattress next to his, a aunt roan lay staring at the ceSl- ng. His white Jags stuck out bs- w the pathetically short gown like cadaver. His' entire frame qulv- red as if a fine motor operated omewhere beneath him. Farther off, a middle-aged Negro abbled God knows what at the top f his lungs. An intelligent-looking lart leaned against the wall a lew eet away In a stiff faded robe held ogethsr by a safety-pin, looking x>ut casually and being careful to void every returning glance. You ouldn't have caught his eye if ou tried. Other men in faded robes or short owns moved restlessly up and down IB aisle/ There' was a strong smell ' disinfectant. Where had he been Icked up? By whom? What or ho had given him a fractured kull? All he remembered' was the ottle left behind' on the living oom table. The nurse Bun appeared again, moving down the ward like a cat. te sauntered up to Don's bed and anded him a small thick; gjass alf-full of a colorless -liquid. Here's your drink. You can pretend t's gin." • . - • It TVtw the foulest tasting liquid Don had ever had in his. mouth. .ut almost instantly the throbbing n his head died'down, his he,art uleted, his hands stopped trembling. He looked up In surprise, ^What's that stuff?" Bim said it •as paraldehyde. Don wan ted. to fix It in his mind orever^ God, this might be the dis- overy of your life. If there was such thing as,par»Idehyde Iri tho world . . "What about my clothes?' "What's all the rush? It's only noon. Sunday at that. You can't et a drink till afternoon." Th* man seemed to know his houghts/'TJsten," Don said.- "Can't get my' clothes?" The doctor aid—" "Now now. Just relax. Ill get them pr you If you're in such a sweat." igaln Bim sauntered off through he ward The-doctor'came Into the ward again. He was accompanied by an ilder man in a business suit. The doctor pointed out patients, noi roubllng to lower his voice. "Now hat one over there—" The alarmed pfttients began to respond In earful apprehension. They stood between Don's bed and that of the gaunt man. "Now this fellow came in last night. He ;ays he had only one glass of beer. 1 As the gaunt man awoke to the fact hat he was under study, the invisible motor speeded up. Sweat began to stand out above the eager eyes, eager to please. "How many did you have?" the doctor said. "One, Doctor, tfust one bottle of beer." The doctor asked his name 'John Haspeth." "How do you spell It?" "Haspeth, Doctor. John Hes- Capi. Thwnaji V. Fbun, ]«ra1 attorney flnt rep*ri«4 mbwinr, l< a prttoner «f (h« OerMaiM. Pfc. Charle* Onn Dtwkwvrth, PrMdnirff, by the Germani In France. • "He's probably been drinking for days," the doctor said. "Did the nurse give.: you the paraldehyde?" Don .nodded. The man said, ."I thought you didn't give day sedatives." . . ; .. "Oh, this one is ready to go home and .we want him to be able to' get ' .Henry W. BacJHnan,42«,N. Centre street; Charles.R. Bauer, 611 Sylvan avenue; Walter' : E.' Brlnkman, 720 Lafayette : avenue; Thomas ..E. Campbell, Boulevard Hotel; Walter E. Chaney,-622 Lolng.avenue;.Wilr liani V. Dawson; 140 Arch street; William R. Dilling,. 157 Bedford street; Williapi B. Kelley, 126. 8. Allegany street; Harry L. Lambert, Lennox place; "• Gerald B. Lesaiire, 208 Columbia street; -Paul..*W. Moore, 117 : S. .Smallwood street; Walter T, Norrls, Long; William J. 6'Braden, Jr., R. F. D. No. 5.- Bowl- Ing Green; Edmond R. Shaffer, 307 Maryland avenue; Atiee W. Smoot, 634 Elm' street, and • George E. Ward, 421 Furnace street. October 16 Ehvood C. Arnold, Potomac Park; Harold E. Baker, 744 Baker street; Francis M. Barnes, 512 Fort avenue; Eugene J. Burns, 19 Hanover street; Clark H. uixon, 686 Fayette street; Donald W. Han'ekamp..R. F. D. No, 2, Williams road; Melvin L. Haf- baugh, 1302 Lexington avenue; George E. Hartman; 316 Davidson street; James A. Hersh, 605 Greene street; Abraham Hishter, 503 Bedford street; 'Joseph E, Kreger, 513 Valley street; Paul S. Miller, 408 Arch street; Jean A. Muir, 121 Paca street; Douglas A. Roberts, 509 N Centre street; Carl ,A. Sander, Jr. 753Cleveland avenue; Elmer A. McKenzie, Lbn&coning; .Guy O. Smith 19 Fifth street; Ernest J. White peth." The front of the gown was already dark with sweat. What daj it? "Wednesday, Doctor.' Wh'at month? He raised his hand to his mouth but It kept hitting his chin. He gasped, "January." Then 'Doctor, won't you give me something?". "Not now. You can have all you want of those things in the hall Go help yourself." The doctor told the other man "He wants a sedative but we don' jive them in the daytime. He can have aalt tablets. Put them to sleep no-w and thayl! be raising hel all night. Delirium is a disease o th* night.' As th« ,two men moved down the ward, the gaunt man began grad ually to subside In hi* pool of sweat Delirium U a disease of the night God what an expression. Bim came back with Don's clothes wadded Into a ball and tied with rope. Don put them on. There were- four nickels in the pockets— that was all. "Where's my hat?" "Are you sure you had a hat? Don said, yes. "They dWn't give me a hat with your clothes, but III go see again. Don watched him go. Thank Got h«'d be out of here In a minute He couldn't Identify himself with the place. It isn't me. It isn't happening to me. A young woman came In to ca on a patient ready to go home. H »*t on a bed waiting for hla clothes She sat In a chair. They .were talk Ing. Don saw the young man quick en with enthusiasm. He knew wha he wan saying— the plans that wer being mad«, he'd get a job, they' go to the country, this could never happen again, he'd never touch th ituff, «he could watch and »ee The girl nodded, like Helen. The doctor and hU,guest cam back through the w»td. They atop p«d at the end of Don'* bed, "Now this one came in with a (light frac ture of the skull. He'd -fallen evl denUy—they're alwajr* falling. N real damage but violent • discolor* Uon. Here, touch it.' The man bent over him and touched the right temple. "Do you feel that?" Don shook his head. there. We don't, want him to col-' lapse." • . , "And then what? Will he start all over?" .. . "Possibly. They usually do. Most of them come' back but not so much this kind of 'patient; they can afford private hospitals or sanitariums usually and they go there." "I see. The . poor keep coming back. The rich go away to private places, and get 'a cure." "There isn't any cure, besides just stopping. And how : many of them an do that? They believe they can ake It or leave it alone— so they ake It." He looked at -Don. "Why on't you go home? You can, you now." "I'm waiting for. my hat." The nen glanced at each other and aughed. Don conld have kicked imself. . They move'd off and Bim came Jack. "They say you didn't have a at." He said . he'd show Don the ay out. 'They, started down ths ward, Don keeping his eyes ahead, unable to meet the derisive, yearn- ng or fearful glances he f«lt from 11 -sides. Bim said, "You've got to gh .a paper releasing the hospital rom responsibility. 'That's • because ou wouldn't take the treatment we flere'd." In the hall, a nurse handed up a winted form, Don took the pen, hinklng of' the agonizing times his land had shaken so hard he ouldn't write. To his surprise., he wrote his name plainly and wcii. Paraldehyde, he must hang onto it, never forget it. Bim took him to the elevator, ooklng at him with the odd smile. The elevator doors slid open; he aw the brightly lighted car and the udden response on the faces of the lassengers (the violent discoloration »fx his eye?); he stepped in and juickly turned his back; through he small glass window of the door he saw the nurse's eyebrows raised n farewell; and the floor gave way icneath hts feet ... As Don came out Into the bright unllght and started toward the treet, an ambulance turned in at he gate. Dang-dang,-gang-gang- dang. He walked on to a bus stop at he corner, reached Into his pocket or one of the nickels, and stepped nto a bus. He went to the far end of the bus and aat-down. But he might Just as well have stayed up front. The passengers turned to look at him. The driver bent his head to Bee him n the mirror, Don gazed • out the window, trying to show that he had never worn a hat !n his life. But ic longed for one, and the half- :ull quart on the table. He raced up the stairs. But the whisky was gone. On the table was <mly his hat. The. room was cleaned up. Had Wick come back? Had Heen got in? No. Mrs. Fpley? It Was fiendish to have taken the bottle. He went Into the kitchen to see if it was under the sink, came jack: and went Into the bathroom. He saw how ho looked. His right eyeball was streaked with red. Around It was the discoloration ,the doctor had spoken Jr.;'207 Beall street; Jason H. Yelton, 160 Bedford street; Paul T. McDade, 111 McCullough street, Frost burg, and John O. Wattenschaidt 28 Church street, Lonaconing. Russell October 17 W. DeVore, EUerslle Charles K. Frantz_518 N. Mechanic street; Roland W. Hamilton, 45E Central avenue; Paul W. Hendrick son, B. F: D. No, 3, Hazen road Robert S. Hopkins,' 240 N. Mechani< street; Bernard ,-E. Knieriem, Mi Savage; Floyd E; Kunes; Jr., 88r Gephart drive; William" J. Mala chowskl, 22 Grand avenue; Oloyd T. Miller, Kllerslle; . William L Mothersole, 324 Furnace street Paul A. Mullan, 928 Columbia ave nue; Charles D. Sohaidt, Oldtown Vemon C. Twigg, R. F. D. No. 3 Edward R. Wilson, OR. F. D. No. 2 Ernest L. Poland,. Main street Lonaconing; Paul C.- Fazenbaker 432 Hammond street, Westernport Leonard W. Johnson, PekSn. an Daniel E. Jones, Dudley street Lonnconing. October 18 Jackson P. Bagley, EHerslie; Don aid M. Boggs, R. F. D. No. 1, Old town; Robert R. Brooks, 714 Shrive avenue; Philip T. Caroian,, 438 Gee the street; Paul J.'Chorpennine. 40 North Centre street; Garland -J Darr, 336 Central avenue; Bruce-1 Da wson, Rawlings; Walter E. Dlbert R. F. D. No. 2; Albert" D. Fazenbak er 510 Johnson street, Westernport Erwin F. Fields, 316 Harriso street; Marshall B. vanMeter, Ores aptown; Walter R. Price, Sr., R/F D. No. 6; Bernard W. Whitacre, 60 Piedmont avenue; Robert S. Ella 114 Center street, Frostburg; Charle. P. Haines, Keyser, W. Va.; Earl E QUaker, MUlersburg, and Ro Sponaugle, 404 Grand avenue. October 19 Herbert G. Carpenter, 10S Nort Johnson street; Walter S. Eyler, 60 Montgomery- avenue; . Jacob Fletcher, R. F. D. No. 1, Box 128 Lino J. Franchi, 215. Hay street Joseph E. House, 731 Columbia ave nue; James R. Llewellyn, Pinto Webster B. Long, III, Long; Palme W Sullivan, 301 Baltimore stree seems to me they could do a lot better with their own. What's the sense of wearing two shirtsj an undershirt and a tqpshirt, with two long tails wadded down inside their pants? Why hay'{ any tails ? : They'd look better and feel better if topshirts and shorts were made together like a union suit, but you can't tell 'em anything. Once they get used to a thing, they think'anything: different is silly. The wonder to.ine is how they ever got away from knee britches and wigs. and Leo G. Zapf, 807 Shrlver avenue. " • October 20 Richard W. Anderson, 822 Greene street; Robert W. Armbruster, Jr., i2 Marion street; Sylvester L. Brooks, 451 Pine avenue; Joseph L. Johnson, 503 Furnace'street; Arthur B. Karaens, 129 . Harrison street; Paul L. Mertens, Bedford Toad; Cecil L, Porter, 164 Bedford street; Jess A. Troutmah, 408 Pine street; Harry G. Twigg, R..F. D. .No. 1; Ronald Z. Uncapher, Cqrrig&nville; Honier A. Welsh, 514 Rlehl avenue; Samuel Crawford 231. North Mechanic street, and Howard P. Elsen- trout, Midlothian. • October 21 Harold D. Bratt, 304 Pennsylvania avenue; Dorllas J; Driver, R. F. D; No. 1, Box 48; Walter E. Flelsch- hauer, 419 Columbia street; Glen C. Iser, 202 Thomas street: Robert H. Kirk, R. F. D. No. 5, Bowling Green; Paul .A. Manthely, 1001 Oldtown road; John V. Mardorff, 313 Beall street; Darold W. Rice, 13 Boone street; George L. Richter, 139 Elder street; James E. Stewart.-R. F. D. No. 3, and Henry R. Wolfe, 306 Beall street. Patient Rider Misses Car, Pulls Trolley Off Chicago, W—-Every day for', a year, Charles P. Messana- told-Judge Harry J. Beam, he raced for the 5:31 p. m. streetcar to tako, him home -from work. And each day the car .pulled away just as he panted up to it. The next day, when the v car pulled away, Messana told the" court he could stand It no longer. He pulled'the v trolley' off the wire Judge Beam raid he was sympar thetio but assessed a f5 fine. Details German Losses of Metals Dingle Foot Slakes Exhaustive Report to British House of Commons London, Oct. 7 (<?")—Dingle Foot, parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Economic Warfare, gave the House of Commons today this acorscarvl on Germany's recent losses ,Q£ metals: . Iron; ore supplies reduced by 65 per cent compared with 1943. Pig iron manufacturing capacity reduced by 20,000,000 tons or approximately 45 per cent compared with early 1944. Copper intake of new metal cut about 60 per cent. .; . Lead reduced 40 per cent dua to loss of'Yugoslav and other Balkan mines and of scrap supplies collected In France. Chrome almost completely cut off, due to Turkey's breaking of relations with'Germany, and subsequent disruption of shipments from Yugoslavia, Albania and Greece. Molybdenum supplies reduced about two thirds, due to loss' of ores from Finland, Greece and' Yugoslavia. —Bauxite-reduced. about-50:per_c«nt due .to losa of supplies from Southern France and Yugoslavia.-' • -.Stoppage of cobalt shipments from Finland, the sole German ex- Wmal source of supply, will cut the "available quantity by about 80 per cent.- ' •••'.• -Wolfram cuE off completely exempt for unlikely supplies by blockade runners. 1 fe.4 w l fmi^. *&' { *° of. It pnlncd now. He hurried into he bedroom and got his wristwatch, wound It and set it by the little eight-day clock. Sam's place was locked but he put his face to the glass and peered [n. Sam sat at a table reading a paper and Gloria stood .beside him combing her hair. He tapped on the glass with the edge of the watch. Sam opened a side door to the hallway. "Now listen, Sam, I've got to have a bottle. Take this wateh." "Now Mr. Birnam, that's not the thing to do," Sam said. "I've got a drawer full of watches." "You've got to give It to me Sam. Take this .until I can get to the bank tomorrow. I've been In an accident." Sam fingered ^ the watch as. If too embarrassed to look at Don's eye. He went back to get the whisky. Gloria wns watching. "Nice guy," nhe sold. "Do you go around standing people up?" '.'Whst are you talking about?" know. I waited,- here until The Peoples Bank Salutes The Yank of the Week* I Cpl. Ro»* C. Skiles* t 313th Ordnance Battalion THIS WEEK IS "ROSS SKILES WEEK." BUY WAR BONDS IN HIS HONOR half— My God, where'd you get the black-eye I That's a peach. Did your wife give it to you?" What was the tatting about? Sam appeared with the bottle in a.' bag. Don tnatehed it, «aid "Thanks" and ran out. Where had the gat the idea he had a wife? Coming up the last flight of italrs, n« heard the telephone ringing. Ho food there, . panting, waiting for it to stop. It stopped end He went In ... (Continued Next Sunday) Andrew Carnegie, famed philanthropist, was said to. have hud a personal fortune of $500,0001)00 (it the time of hi* death in 1919. Dear ROM: This week of October 8th to 14th has been sot o*ld» by the Peoples Bank .of Cumberland as "Row Skiles W«*k" for the folks h/rc at home to buy War Bonds in your honor to speed your return. Dear Friends:. Rott, overseas for the post year, is now in France attached to Ordnance Communication*, braving the p«rlU of battle for the preservation of our Four Freedom*. Let iui protect their gain* —Hold your War Bonds—Each W« Bond cashed we*tern our war effort. Who can our' boy* depend upon U not BUY WAR , BONDS . • • •Cpl, Win h (At fotband of KottrMtf Yemail SMIti --'**-.._:... '

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