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The Byline of Dependability Hope Star The Weather Arkansas: Scattered showers arid thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. V/nl I IMC Alt. KMUinr-r. 100 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, iv//. \ULUME 44 NUMBER 182 Consolidated January IB, 1929. I __ „ i • — HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 17, 1943 (AP)—Meons Associated Cms (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY Ruhr Valley Dams Blasted Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Government Should Set Example -•> LoGuardia to Italy? No! Thc average American won't like it when told that the same government which is demanding that newspapers and magazines reduce their consumption of paper is actually starting new official publications. But thai is true—and the publish*V- -®ing business is bringing the matter lo the attention of congress. Complaints of publishers to thc War Production Board regarding increased official use of allegedly scarce paper resulted in WPB inviting the newspapers to take their case direct to thc congress. Thc Boren cominitleen of the House of Representatives thereupon adopted Rules Courts Can't Change Highway Plans Little Rock, May 17 —(/Pi— Thc Highway Department's land condemnation task was greatly facil- iatcd loday when Ihc supreme court held county courts had no •'*lhority lo change plans for highway improvement or acquisition of right-of-way for such work. Reversing Saline circuit court, thc High Tribunal ruled that Saline's count courl aclcd without r »ilorily in rc-rouling the Bcnlon- bauxite defense access road to pass thc lands of B.A. Fletcher after il previously had approved the highway department's recommen- WLB Says Lewis Has Challenged U.S. Sovereignty —Washington Washington, M;iy. 17 (/P) The War Labor Board risked its exsi- tcncc today in an all-out, head on conflict with UMW President John L. Lewis. Interpreting the mine leader's refusal to appear nl a WLB meeting to arrange a resumption of , - - - -•- . - ... collective bargaining In the . coal &ghUng .s now in progress on the Battle Rages on Attu f Americans Are Reinforced By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Sea-borne American forces are landing a steady stream of -rein* forcemcnts in the seven- day-old battle of Attu island, a Toko broadcast said today, and heavy wage dispute as a defiance of "the northern coast of the key Japa- dation. "Thc county court did not have J ".c authority, on thc original hearing of Ihc state highway commission's petition or thereafter, lo make changes in Ihc plans tor Ihc highway improvement or thc right-of-way therefore," the court "The count court had the pow-| cr to grant of deny the petition in Toto, but il had no authority to make any changes in the project." Neill Bohlingcr,' highway depart-, (jicnl attorney, said thc department's emergency construction work would have been slowed up considerably if the court had held otherwise. Affirming Hoi Springs chancery the High Tribunal held thai a $4,- .J9.38 balance in Ihe derby service account after retirement of bonds issued to buy Malvcrn's municipal waterworks should be turned to , properly owners of waterworks : District No. 12. ' j.The suit was brought by J. M. young, district property owner, to !' enjoin district commissioners from i transferring the balance to the | city of Malvern. I The Tribunal also held in thc ; Malvern case that a city ordinance I iiviuirintr water users in dislricls two resolutions: 1. Calling upon congress to require all governmental agencies to cut down on publishing ventures. 2. Recommending special consideration for thc newsprint industry which furnishes the paper that all newspapers and many magazines are dependent upon. The current issue of Editor & Publisher, New York trade organ, reports that although OWI Chief Elmer Davis ordered elimination of all unnecessary government publications on September 25, 1942, the Bonncvillc Power Administration in January, 1043, four months later, launched a brand new government paper, the Walls News Monthly. Thc obvious complaint of the private publishing business of America is that when war-time rationing of paper is required it is required of government and private citi/.cn alike—particularly in a republic, under the constitution of which the free 1 press is specifically, charged with thc duly of representing the average private citizen. For government to cut down on the WUUtJ I.I1.J1»11H- tto Cl nv-ncn n-v. v.i ,..— i lawfully established procedures of nese outpost in thc Aleutians, the government," thc board in- The Tokyo radio said U. S. slructcd the soft coal operators troops, striking in a three pronged not to proceed with instructions of offensive, were attacking under cover of aerial and naval bom' bardmcnl. There was still no indication of Japanese warships attempting to challenge the .Americans or" to Thc possibility of another tic up I bring up reinforcements. ,f thc industry thus became more While emphasizing tremendous acute, with expiration of the prcs- ' "»mnr.c«l odds in favor of the the division of thc board." "No other agcndcy of government," the statement added, "is now authorized to direct otherwise.' cnt 15-day truce under which the mines have been operating during midnight Tuesday. Thc board made no official reference to thc truce, and Lewis has numcrical odds" in favor of Arncicans, a Japanese Army spokesman asserted Japanese gar-. . risori troops had made a number I ers raid Berlin for third time of damaging counterattacks and were holding their positions. said, effected a landing on the south coast last Tucsday morning and succeeded in moving inland, but counter-attacking Japanese soldiers asscrtedly drove them back to the beach that night. A third U. S. contingent landed on the north coasl in a synchro- Tuesday morning, the broadcast said, and a pitched battle is developing there. The spokesman also made a propaganda charge that Ihe Americans Iwice resorted to thc use of poison gas. Official Washington quarters still maintained silence on the battle, the last word having come from Secrelary of Ihe Navy Frank Knox who declared Friday the Americans were progressing "very satisfactorily." Western air war — RAF bomb- in four nights, also found German war foundries in Ruhr and Rhine- Favors Taking Fathers Not in Defense Work —Washington Washington, May 17 (/P). — Opposing legislation to prohibit • induction of fathers until all other manpower is exhausted, Maj. General Lewis B. Hershey testified today "we may run out" of other draft rgeistrants about August 1. Appearing before the Senate Military Committee, the Selective Service director also made known "a good many" men now classified as 4-F would be taken to meet the needs of the armed forces. lie said approximately 2,577,000 men have been placed in the 4-F category for physical and mental defects, illiteracy and other handicaps. Hershey explained "psychiatric rejects" are predominant. Representatives of the War and Navy Departments joined Hershey in objecting to the House-approved Kilday bill which would require the filling of draft quotas on a Sugar Rationing to Remain Unchanged Washington, May 17 (/P).— The current sugar ration will remain unchanged in the next rationing period beginning June 1, the Office of, Price Administration tin iiounced today. Sugar Stamp No. 13 in Ration Book No. 1 will become valid June 1, end will be good for five pound of sugar through August 15. This maintains the current ra lion of fivt pounds of sugar 'or period of two and one half months Stamp No. 12 expires May 31. OPA said it made th» announce ment of the next ration'to enable the sugar trade to plan its operations well in advance, and thus make the best use of plant,, labor and transportation facilities. Hard Blow to Nazi Industry; Also Hit —Europe London, May 17 (/P). British bombers attacked Berlin, the- environs of Rome, the Ruhr and the Rhineland last night and burst two of the largest dams in Germany, flooding the valleys of the Ruhr and Eder in huge waves. Sir Archibald Sinclair, air minister, said walls of the Mohne and Eder dams were broken. One backed up 134,000,000 tons of water and the other 202,000,000 tons, he said. Their destruction constituted a powerful blow to industrial Germany, he added. The Germans reported officially '„ on the Berlin radio that the flood-" tide took a heavy toll of casualties. Sinclair's disclosure was hiade in a speech celebrating Norwegian Independence Day at Albert Hall. The operation was one of extraordinary difficulty and haz- spo k esmari) Maj. Gen. Nakao land; German high commani says declined to say whether he would vahaei Army press chief, was flood waters from bomb-wrecked extend it. He said yesterday lie t ^ ' by thc Tokyo radio as de- dams cause high death toll; Nazi was ready to bargain with the operators a I New York but refused lo make his arrangements through the board as it directed. The WLB made known its views, first, in a formal statement declaring thc issue is whether Lewis "is above and beyond thc laws" applying to other citizens I and, secondly, in a transcript of a closed meeting held by division of | the board with Ihe operators. Glaring U S. troops attempting to I raiders strike back wilh Ihc heav- land on the cast coast of thc 35- iest attack on London since Feb- mile-long island were "completely ruary; Allied offensive thunders annihilated." Hnto six consecutive day with raids The main attacking force, he on colinent this morning. it-quiring water users 14 and l(i to pay a 50-ccnt per inontli pumping charge was unreasonable discrimination and void because no such charge was made against consumers in Dis- •'iicl 12. Districts 14 and Hi hooked on to the Maivcrn syslcm after district 12 had constructed il and thc court said thc ordinance presumably was enacted under the im- xvession District 12 would continue to operate even though thc sys- em had been turned over lo thc city. press, yet insist on an unlimited suply of paper for its own publications, is an action incompatible with representative democracy. >••• *-•*-• -r-~ .-•;r:.'--.v, :.-.:„ This morning's papers report that Fiorcllo LaGuardia, Now 'YoTk's much-traveled mayor, is being mentioned for another trip—a .trip to Italy to take charge there, when B e n i t o Mussolini's government makes its expected explosion. The answer to Mr. LaGuardia is "No." America has the utmost respect for thc Little Flower, Army Air Force flier in World War 1, ex- major and ex-congressman — but pulling LaGuardia in charge of Italy, even though he is himself half-Italian, would be directly con- Irary to what thc United Nations arc this minute fighting for. We are fighting for the right of thc men of all nations to be free, to pick their own rulers and lo run their own governments. We are fighting to overthrow Mussolini, among others, so that the Italians may reorganize their government along representative lines. We may have an American over there temporarily. Bui il won't bo LaGuardia. II will be an Army general. And he'll be there only until thc Italian people are able to scrape together a working republic of their Washington, May 17 —(/I 1 )— The War Labor Board said today thr.t UMW President John L. Lewis has challenged thc soveriegnty of the United Slates and the i.?suc : now "is whether Mr. Lewis is above and beyond thc laws which apply lo all other citizens of the United Stales. Coupled wilh this public denunciation of Lewis, the board was au- thorilalively rcporled to have instructed soft coal operators not to resume negolaitions until further orders. What steps, if any, would be taken to avert another threatened shut down of thc industry tomorrow midnight could not be learned immediately. Thc present 15 - day truce under which the mines have been operating expires then and Lewis has declined to comment on the prospect of continuing production. Lewis announced in New York yesterday he would not obey the WLB directive to atlend Ihe meeting today lo arrange for a renewal of bargaining but said he was ready to mecl Ihc operators when Ihcy returned there. Fear for River Levees Near Pine Bluff Little nock. May 17 (/P). The Army appeared' to have the^Arkansas river flood well under con Irol today despite additional levee Lewis was informed of board's statement today at the thc own. New York office of thc United Mine Workers. He sent out word through a secretary that he had "no comment." Two Accidents on Highway Over Weekend Otis Gilbert of near Mope suffered a fractured leg and lacerations Saturday when the vehicle in which he was riding crashed mlo a bridge al a crossroads on. Ihe /Vasliington highway. The truck \vas driven by a negro wilh whom Gilbert was riding. He was taken to the Julia Chester hospital where, attendants said he the was "improved" loday. In a second accident on ''Washington Highway Sunday night u cub owned by Ihe B79 Taxi Co. and driven by Neal Elder struck some loose gravel and overturned. Elder and a companion escaped injury. There were no passengers. / The cab was considerably damaged. Five Arkansas Boys Wounded in Action Washington, May 17 (/P). The names of five Arkansans were included in a list of 457 Unite-i States soldiers wounded in action made public by thc War DcpJrt- mcnl today. The Arkansans, all wounded in Ihe North African area, were: PFC. Norman C. Barnard, son of W. E. Barnard, Route 2, Dcr- mott. PFC. Anlon F. Beshoncr, son of Carl Beshoncr,.... 201 Rosevnle, Paris. Sgt. James P. Farley, husband of Mrs. Janice Farley, Carlisle. , PFC. C. W. Johnson, sou of Mrs. Lula Johnson, Slrong. Sgl. Edwad L. Shockley, s;>n of Mrs. Buelah Shockley, Hamburg. Drys Leading in lizard Election Melbourne, Ark., May 17 —../I'l — Anolher Arkansas Counly was headed back loward bone-dry prohibition today. Incomplete returns from Saturday's local option election in Izard county indicated a sweeping dry victory. Approximately one third of thc vote, cast in five of 3.5 pre- Two SPG Officers Get Promotions H Berkey Bishop, cxccu-l cincts, gave 281 against sale of in-'toxicants to 31 for sale. The county has barred whsiliy sales for several years but it served by four relail wine and bcei oullcls. h. Proving Ground, was promoted to : the rank of major by the War De! i parlment on May 11. i J Another promotion listed was that V irf Second Lieutenant Walter Keith i to the rank of first lieutenant. Lt. ' Keith is stationed with the bomb 1 testing group at the proving ground. Women who married al thc age - .I 16 or younger in the first days of Canada were given money re- \\ards. POSTMASTERS CONFIRMED Washington, May 17 —(/Pi.— The Senale has confirmed these Ai kansas postmasters: Scott L. Kirkpatrick, Forrcs City; Harold M. Austin, Murfres boru, Hubert L. Sluughiei', Slieri dun. Hope Still Is I Held for Lt. Nolan Cargile Although missing since an American bomber raid over Europe lasl January Hope's own Lieut. Nolen B. (Tootsie) Cargile may be alive in a German prison camp somewhere in East Prussia. Letters from his Air Force comrades to his mother ,Mrs. J. T. Cargilc, 308 South Shover street, tell of the strange accident which befell the former Hope Bobcat foot- all star 32,000 feet above Europe. Cargile was piloting a B-24 jomber, returning home from his lission. He apparently had made t Icasl 10 raids over Europe, for ftcr announcement that he was n i s s i n g the War Dcparlmenl iwardcd him thc air medal with an oak leaf cluster. So Cargile was •cturning home in the B-24 when- German fighter planes atlacked he big ship. The top turret of the 3-24 knocked a German pursuit out of control. The German plane crashed into Ihc American bomber, culling off its tail. Throe of Ihe B-24's crew of seven or eight were seen to gel safely away by parachute before the wrecked ship plunged through Ihe clouds below. Former Hope Woman Pies in Louisiana Mrs. L. Odom, formerly of Hope, died Wednesday, May 5, at her home in Hosier Cily, La. She is survived by her husband and 'i daughter, Mrs. Mamie Eerryman. ruptures. U. S. engineers reported two crevasses showed overnight in the Tucker Lake dike near Pine Bluf butsaid a curved "setback"- levee of sandbags had been completec around one arid a similar -wai around the other was about cotn plete. A small private levee als gave way. The weather bureau revised: it crest forecast for Pine Bluff, rais ing the prediction from 32 to 32. feet. However, Ihe engineers sai Ihe cily would slill be adequatl protccled and pointed out that had withstood a 33.9. crest. A 32 stage was recorded today and tl crest is expected there tonight. The Tucker Lake levee protec the important Pine Bluff arsena and rich farm lands. Even shot! it show additional crevasses, U engineers said no important arse al property would be affected. Upstream at Fort Smith tl Army completed a pontoon bridge across flooded backwater land yesterday and laid two eight-inch pipes across it and the Fort Smith- Van Buren bridge to replace a conduit that broke at the height of the flood, cutting off Fort Smiths' and Camp Chaffee's water supply. The lines have a daily capacity of, 1000, 000 gallons each. Normal consumption is about 7,000,000 gallons daily. A third line is being laid. Soviet Planes Bomb Germans on Whole Front state-wide basis instead of a local board basis as at present. The measure also establishes four induction categories necessitating the drafting in order of registrants without dependents; those with financial dependents but without a bona fide family relationship; married men without children taut maintaining a bona fide relationship with their wives, and, lastly, fathers married before Dec. 8, 1941. "If we should, stop inducting fathers in non-defense occupa- lions," Hershey declared, "it would hasten the day when we Allies Blast Seaplane Base Near Rome By WILLIAM B. KING Allied Headquarters in North Africa, May 17 — (/P)— Allied bombers roared over Rome in bright moon- . light last night and blasted the Li- ard," the air minister declared, do Di Roma seaplane base al the "eight big Lancasters were lost mouth of the Tiber 15 miles south- with their precious crews but Wing west of the Italian Capital it was announced today. Commander Gibson who commanded an aircraft engaged in the RAF Wellingtons which carried I operation, pressed home the at- out the attack bombed and ma- tack against strong defenses and chine gunne'd the Ligdo Di Roma regardless of danger." hangars, moorings and planes at | Wellington bombers will, with no interference from enemy fighters and almost no antiaircraft opposition. Bursts were seen among parked aircraft," the communique 'By WILLIAM MCGAFFIN would have to start induction all fathers." of said. Two hangars were set afire. No bombs were dropped upon which roared from North African bases carried the war close to Rome, battering the seaplane base of Lido Di Roma at the mouth of the Tiber only-15 miles from the Italian capital. Sir Archibald called the RAF attack on Germany 'last night "a Hershey said Selective Service already is carrying out provisions of the bill, except that, some fath- t7_y, w _ The-Rcdlers-iri non^efense occupations are employed V£ and art,!- ] being ^t^oth** in JJj taken into the armed services si- He electrified the crowd by say- the Eternal City, but^'the raid trenchant blow for victory of the marked the closest announced ap- A „„„, proach of the Allied aerial offen-' ?i WH 0 me S M 0 inl S stlr lS 'churchill an-1 "I have got; news - great news nouneeTsS 30 iX'that Te - *r *» today. The bomber «^i»**^ ''52351 cry to good effect in further liar assing German preparalions for iny new offensive as another week of the war opened loday with still 10 definite sign of Ihe expected ;reat summer campaign. During Ihe past week the Soviet (ir force spread fires and explos- ons in raids behind the German lines long almost the entire length of the long Russian front. An indication of the ferocity of the- aerial warfare was given in the midnight communique which said Red airmen had destroyed 1,300 German planes in combal and on airdromes during Ihe last two weeks while losing 339, better than a Ihree-to-one Soviel advantage. In the latest series of raids, Rusian bombers atlacked Bryansk. Dnieperopelrovsk and Kremon- chug. Bryansk, important German supply base, was heavily blasted, and Red airmen counted 13 fires and powerful explosions as they dumped their bombs on the city which links the central and southern fronts. Kremenchug, 140 miles southwest of Kharkov, and also on Ihe Dnieper river, also were re- porled left with supply depots ablaze. At the same time, Soviet dis multaneously. "This bill." Hershey said, "represents a hopeless administrative proposition. We are getting close to the bottom in the first three classes and we may run out about August 1." Chairman Reynolds (D-N C) of the Senate Committee told Hershey he had recieved "many complaints that drug store cowboys and street corner loafers" were Hershey explained that some fathers were. been reiterated elsewhere in high Allied quarters. President Roosevelt last Dec. The minister praised the I er command staff and "those superbly daring and skillful crews patches told of artillery atlacks all the war from the Kuban to the Baltic sea in which German pillboxes were destroed. The German communique re- Continued on Page Four) (Continued on Page Three) Rumor Says Hitler to Abandon Italy, Victor Emanuele May Abdicate Bern, May 17 — WP| — Italy's grave position in an Allied trolled Mediterranean was con- being hammered home to her people today as a part of Premier Mussolini's redoubled efforts to tighten his defenses, reports reaching neutral Switzerland said. At the same time thc situation confronting Mussolini gave rise to a flood of rumors concerning Ihe internal situation in Italy, the mosl sesational of which was a report by the Morocco radio that King Vitlorio 1 Emanuele would abdicate in favor of Crown Prince Umberto. These reports were without confirmation, however, and telephone calls later in the night by neutral journalists gave no indication of any unusual situation. (The rumor was received skepti cally in London, where it was pointed out that King Emanuele's prestige was now higher than a any time since the Fascist marcl on Rome in 1922. It was reoallec that the Rome radio's accounts 'o the final fighting in Tunisia had closed with "long live the king -*• ong live Italy," conspicuously milting Mussolini's name. (Other unconfirmed reports in- luded an assertion by Ihe Dakar adio that the Kalian cabincl had esigned, and a Moscow broadcast hat more than 300,000 people had led from southern Italy to Rome vithin thc past two weeks i n hopes that Rome would not be bombed.) Conference on Production of Food to Start Hot Springs, Va., May 17 {/P).— How to squeeze a decent living for 2,000,000,000 people out of 4,000,000,000 acres of productive land is the basic problem which representatives of 43 governments will discuss at the United Nations food conference opening here tomorrow. Inasmuch as the conference will devote itself exclusively to postwar queslions, it will consider the food and clothing needs of the world as a whole — not merely of the countries now aligned against the Axis. Agricullural experts estimate only about 11 per cent of the total land area of the earth consists of cullivatable soil. In other words, aboul 4,000,000,000 acres must be made to supply the food and clothing needs of some 2,000,000,000 human beings. Those acres already are the source of food and clothing for the present population of the earth, but of this population hundreds of millions are chronically undernourished or living o n the edge of starvation, or lack sufficient clothing for a healthful life. What, the conference plans lo discuss is Ihe prospect of making Ihe available acres provide an adequate living for all. The subjecl is vast, embracing as it does Ihe age-old problem of poverty and what causes it. Solu- 11 said a report that Pope Pius who smote the Germans so heav- XII had appealed to the United | ily last night." States arid Britain to spare Rome from aerial bombardment should be taken with a grain of salt. The 108-acre Vatican City, seat of the Holy See, lies at Rome. (The Italian capital experienced its first air raid alert June 12, 1940, a few hours after Italy entered the war as a partner of Germany, but no planes were heard at that time and there was no gun fire. (A Malta-based intruder plane was reported in a Valletta dispatch March 26 to have flown low over the suburbs of Rome and machine gunned a railway station "only a few miles from the city." An Italian communique of that day said the closest of the targets was Campo Leone, on the Naples- Rome railway 21 miles from the capital.) The moon was so bright at Lido Di Roma that t h e Wellingtons, heavy two - engined craft, were able to employ the tactics of daylight fighter - bombers. One Wellington made four separate runs over the target, the. last at only 750 feet altitude. Pilots said the hangars looked only like frameworks of twisted steel as other raiders, after dropping their bombs, swept in twice from altitudes of only 100 to 500 feet to shoot up remaining targets and survey the results. The Wellington crews said Rpme, although Well blacked out, was clearly visible in the moonlight. Anti-aircraft fire there Continued on Page Three Yank Tells of Shooting Down 5th Jap Plane BY GMURUIN SPENCER Somewhere in New Guinea, May 14 (Delayed) —m— "I sat o n his tail and fired until I blew him up—" "A flaming bomber went .by just off my wing, blazing a beautiful bright red. It was just like you see in the movies—" 'I chased him until I was only about 25 feet behind his tail, firing all the time, he blew up and was so close he sprayed me with oil—'• Thus did happy and begrimed P-40 and P-38 fighter pilots, e.c- cited as a football team victorious at the Rose Bowl, tell how they smashed a Japanese formation of approximately 45 bombers and fighters that made a dalight assault on the Allied base at Oro Bay. (The official account of the Japanese attack on Oro Bay, New Guinea, was given in General Douglas MacArthur's communique May May 15. It said that the attack 14 cost the Japanese seven The Swiss Newspaper Die Nation, commenting on Italy's de- 'ense preparalions, said Italy does not expecl further help from Germany in case of an invasion, since Sermany's own preparations to beat off an invasion attempt are demanding her full attention, and because Swiss neutrality would bar the use of railways through Switzerland for military preparations. (Two London dailies went further — Declaring that Hitler is preparing to withdraw his troops through Brenner Pass and leave Italy to the mercy of the Allies. The German Gestapo and army (Continued on Page Three) lion of Ihe problem would mean a world free from wanl. Thc conference, however, will not attempt to draw up a detailed blueprint for feeding and clothing the postwar world. Rather, it is an exploratory session, in which agricultural and health experts as well as key government officials will participate, and their aim will be lo explore the difficulties and opportunities involved. No agreements will be signed and no government commitments made; but it is hoped that the recommenda- Uons resulting from some three weeks of study and discussion will point the way to further interna- lional collaboration toward eventual world freedom from want. New Superintendent for Spa Schools Hot Sprigs. May 17 —VP|— Hoi Springs' third school superintendent in three ears will be Dr. R. L. Bedwell, Columbus. Miss., professor at Missisippi State Colleg for Women. The school board elected him Saturday to succeed Dr. E. E. Bratcher whose contract was no1 renewed. The board gave no offi cial reason for dismissing Dr. Bratcher. Bratcher received his appoint ment three years ago when Supt Harvey H. Haley was dismissed un der similar circumstances. A few hours before the boart acted, the executive committee o the Arkansas Education Associa lion, meeting at Little Rock, re quested the National Educatioi Association to investigate the Ho Springs situation and refer its find ings lo the North Central Associa tion of colleges and secondar schools, an accrediting agency with far - reaching authority. The school board announced that bombers and nine geros for cer- ain, with another fighter and five ombers probably destroyed.) These jubilant fighter pilots laimed they shot down nine nemy'"Zero 1 'fighters ,and eigth win-engine bombers. .-, Veterans of Darwin and Port Moresby, the pilots called Oro Bay one of their greatest successes, for they not only broke hrough thc protective cove of Zeros to pluck out the bombers nut also destroyed a good portion of the fighter cover in a battle that spread over hundreds of miles of tropical sky. While a huge column of black smoke billowed from the Allied jungle base on the' Papuan coast, damage caused by the enemy planes was declared relatively small and our own aerial losses were light, Among pilots claiming certain destruction of Japanese planes was Lieut. Robert H. White, Kanas City, Mo. It was a big day for Lieut. White because' the Zero he shot down in flames was his filth, the required number to make him officially an ace. — '-m t »* any investigation would be comc-d. wel- Roaring River, Missouri, is fed by a spring flow of 20,000,000 gallons daijy.

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