0 o May 31, 1943 Social and P HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS ersona I Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Phone 768 Between t *, m. and 4 p. m. io Calendar Children of the Confederacy Have Luncheon Meeting The May meeting of the Clara Lowlhorp chapter o f tho Children $of the Confederacy was in the form of n luncheon at Ihe Barlow Sunday »t 1 o'clock. Covers were laid for the members at a large circular table centered with a modern arrangement of pink ^raclienco rosos in n pottery container placed on a mirror plaque. The following enjoyed the occasion: Miss Patsy Ann Campbell, Miss Ophelia Hamilton, Miss Noll Jearv Dyers, Miss Frances Harrcll ^Mis.1 Betty Ruth Coleman, Miss , ^Phyllis Williams, Miss Gwendolyn Evans, Miss Marion Mouser, Mi'ss Betty Robins, Miss Hose Mary Coop, Miss Mary Hoy Moses, and Miss Daisy Dorothy Heard, director of the chapter. During a brief business period, —Miss Evans was appointed chairman of a committee to complete arrangements for a dance honoring prospective members. Miss McDaniels and "Pan Pilktnton Take Vows The First Methodist Church of Fort Smith was the scene Saturdiiy morning, May 22. of the wedding of Miss Eugenia Bess McDaniels, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. »McDaniels, of Fort Smith, and D;u "Pilkinlon, son of Mr. and Mrs. 1. I, Pilkinton, of Hope. The ceremony was performed in the presence of relatives and close friends of the couple. _„ Immediately following the sorv- ' ice the couple departed for Hot Springs for a brief wedding trip. The bride is a graduate,^; Fort Smith High School and.'/aUended Henderson State Teachers' College Arkadelphia. ~\ Mr. Pilkiiiton is a recent graduate k of Henderson Stale Teachers' College, where he was outstanding in college activities. The couple will make their home in Hope until tho bridegroom leaves for Officer's Training School at a'Fort Bcnniii, Ga. Freeman-Deacy Betrothal Announced in Winnetka, Illinois Al a toa in their Winnetka home Sunday, May 30, Mr. and Mrs. sWhomas Bennett Free m a n an" nounced the engagement of their daughter, Leslie .lean, to Lt. Thomas Edward Dcacy, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Deacy, of Kansas City, Missouri. /.The wedding will take place Saturday, July 10. Lt. Deacy, who is stationed at Ft. jSheridan, was present to receive congratulations from friends of his fiancee's family. His parents and sister were also present', •y The bride-elect is a graduate of Royccmore'and Pine Manor Junior College and is a senior at Northwestern University from which she will be graduated in June. Lt. Deacy was graduated from ,,lhc University of Missouri School StJoseph ASPIRIN*^ WORLD'S LARGEST SELLER AT ; NEW SAENGER -NOW- IT'S A HORSE-LAUGH ON THE BOYS WHEN THEY TRY TO OUT- BOOK THE BOOKIES! YOU'U GET THE "HOARit" 1A U GIII with Grace McDonald • Cecil Kellaway Eugene Pallette • Patsy O'Connor — Plus — PARAMOUNT NEWS RIALTO Last Times Today Starts Tuesday Tales of Manhattan 7 Chas. Boyer Rita Hayworth of Law with the class of 10<IO. The announcement will bo of un usual interest in Hope, where th parents of the bride-elect mad, Iheir home for a'number of years Brenda Ann Russ Is Feted on Birthday Mrs. Bert Russ was hostess at r delightful birthday and fa rowel party for her young daughter Brenda Ann, at the Russ home Fri day afternoon. Following an interesting movie the guests w^re served ice crearr and cake. The following were selected t< share the occasion with the lion oree: Charlotte Ann Ifobbs, Sandra Robins, Jo Ann Hartsfield, Louise Johnson, Nannetle Purkins Bilh Wray. Bill Thomas, Richard John, son, Van Moore, and Freddie Jones AD LIB: MARY WILSON, who lias been working in Washington D. C., for the past year and a half arrived home this weekend for ( short visit with her parents the ROBERT WILSONS. She departs next week for Fayolleville lo at tend summer school at the univer sily, where she was a Chi Omega before going to the capital city MARY DELIA CARRIGAN, who recently came home from Little Hock for a summer vacation with MR. AND MRS. STEVE CAR R1GAN, will be joined j n Liltlt Rock Wednesday by MARTHA GARRISON in a trip to New Orleans and Biloxi. They'll be gone four or five days ... MR AND MRS. K. G. McRAE. SR., have as guests, MRS. JACK MEEK and daughter, CAROLYN, of Bradley. They came up for MR. McRAE'S birthday dinner Sunday. Sharing honors was his nephew, HAMILTON HANEGAN, also celebrating a birthday this month . . . One ol Hope's young ladies who has boon following a career on Iho stage PH1LA THORPE, spent Sunday here, the guosl of MR. and MRS DICK WHITE. Accompanied by Jane Shelby and Bullah Roth, she is louring army camps with a U.S.O. unit. From Hope they went lo Memphis . . . PFC. GEORGE HOSMER is being greeted by friends this week while here for a visit with MRS.'HOSMER. At the present he is stalioned al Jefferson Barracks. Mo. Previously he had received training at Ellington Field Houston, and Buckley Field, Colo . . . JOHN DAWSON was up from Camden Sunday to visit relatives and friends . . . Home from T. S. C. W. graduation exercises at Denton, Texas, is MRS. MITCHELL WILLIAMS. A former student there, she was on hand to soo classmates receive diplomas at the largest girls' school in the world . . . G. T. CREWS. JR., who's doing defense work at the North American Aviation plant in Dallas, was the weekend guest of his parents MR. and MRS. GEORGE; T' CREWS, SR. . . Another defense plant worker, LIL BRYAN of the Lone Star Ordnance plant, Toxar- kana, was a weekend visitor in Iho city . . . THE S. E. GILLIAMS and children, M A R J O R Y ANN and BOBBY, of El Dorado motored lo Hope lo visil Ihe R. M. LaGRONES MR. AND MRS. I. L. PILKINTON have as guests their new daughter- in-law, MRS. DAN PILKINTON, and MR. PILKINTON . . . PEGGY McNEIL loft Sunday morning for Dallas to visit relatives A recent issue of "Nunc ct Tune," publication of the Latin department of Waco (Texas) High School, carried an article by ALICE LORRAINE HEAFJD on "Why Latin?" She is a member of the June graduating class of Waco West Junior High . . . MRS. GEORGE ROBISON and daughter, JAN, have bought a home in Pensacola, Fla., to be near Ensign Robison. Accompanied by her parents, MR AND MRS. FRANK WARD, they motored away today . . . After cbm- pleting her freshman year al Lindenwood College, CAROLYN TRIMBLE will arrive home Saturday from St. Charles, Mo., to spend the summer . . . MRS. HAMILTON ORTON of Ashdown is entertaining her mother, MRS. J. L. ROGERS, this week . . . MRS. TOM PURVIS spent the weekend in Litlle Rock with BETTY PROCTOR. Births Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wimborly arc the parents of a son born Saturday, May 29, in Richmond, Va. Mr. Wimberly, who is with the Navy "Seabees" is stalioned at Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Va. Personal Mention Mrs. J. W. Berry and daughters, Robin and Margaret, of Smackover, have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Middlebrooks. Mr. and Mrs. James McCarty and son, of McAlisler, Okla., have arrived to visit relatives this week. Miss Rose Hume and Mrs. Charles Cox and children have returned from a pleasant visil with relatives in San Antonio. Mrs. C. C. Taul of Little Rock is visiting Mrs. J. M. Houston and other friends. M-12: Our Tank Killer and Its 155-mm. Gun Swing Shift Swings to Juke Boxes Washington W) — Early morning hours have lost some of their grimness for swing shift workers in Dallas war plants. The Park Board has approved the use of community houses from 3 to!5 A. M. according the Office of War Information. Rented juke boxes supply music for dancing. The highest human habitation in the world is a sliephard's hut 17,100 feet above sea level in the Andes of Peru. The sun rotates on its axis once in 25 earth days. The best lank divisions the axis could throw into the Battle of Tunisia were no match for the U <? Army's new M-12 tank destroyer, shown in top photo at Aberdeen Proving Ground^ MdHuee 15?' ,nn, cannon is mountedI on medium tank chassis, combining speed with paYal ^fire powerf" Bet t° rn P hot ° shows the 155-mm. Run in action as field niece Much Damage (Continued From Page One) •ind one plane from the North Af- •ican air force failed to return. The Flying Fortresses shaUorc.'ri important war targets and destroyed 10 enemy fighters in the bristling raid on Naples, from which every bomber rolurned safely. The Americans made a 'our-fanged attack on Southern Italy's biggest defense center. * In Naples harbor a 320-foot merchant vessel was .sunk. A ISO-foot anker was set: afire and another ship, ]8f) feel long, was damaged. The roundhouse and locomotive •epair shops were hit and two oil ilorage tanks were exploded. The Fortresses also dumped ox- Jlo.sivos on an assembly plant. naehino shops and hangars of tho lirplano factory in suburban ?ompigliann and struck at Ihe bi« Naples airdrome of Capodiehino, where from 30 to 50 planes, most- y Gorman attempted to beat off ho raiders. In a 20-minulo fight, they failod .o break through Ihe defensive machine-gun fire. The bombing runs were not broken. Some enemy pilots, flying high above machine-gun range, Iricd aorila bombing of 1hc Fortresses, but this now familiar laclic also failed. Eight fires blazed in the field area and tho headquarters building and other sectors worjc.,..dam- aged by hits, it was announced. Aeri.il photographs show many grounded aircraft wore damaged by tho blanket bombing at Capo- diehino, but officials released no figures on Ihe total. The gaunt skeletons of several wrecked six-cngined Merscburg- 323 transports littered the Pompig- liano landing ground as departing Fortresses photographed (he scene over this target. Eight enemy interceptors attacked and one was.- shot down. Tho dispatch did not say, but. presumably thj's was among- the 10 enemy fighfovs destroyed at Naples. "1 could see at least 20 planes! on tho ground and I don't sec how any of them could have escaped being hit," said. Firsl Lieut. Robert L. Rawlcs, "a : Frot- rcss cn-pilnl, of Los Angeled, Calif. "There was smoke a.nd flak in tho air and smoke from fires on (he ground, but we hit our tar Kct on tho nose." Techncial Sorgt. Thomas P. Greclcy o£ Muse, Pa., commented "we took a little more shine of the Italian boot today. Both thi factory and the air field were cov ercd boiler than Vesuvius covered Pompeii." Municipal Court City Docket: G. T. Thomas, disturbing th peace, plea of guilty, fine $10. Martin Guthrie, drunkenness plea of guilty, fine $10, suspendec during good behavior. The following forfeited a $10 casl bond on a charge of drunkenness vjcorge Jones, Kostion B. Clark Joe Spurlock, Lex Jones, A. T Adams, Martin Gulhrio, R. M Martin, Lynn Moses. Bert Durham, drunkenness, plea of guilty, fined $10. Paul Jones Butcher, drunkenness plea of guilty, fine $10. State Docket: Lother Voss, drunkenness, for foiled $10 bash bond. SERIAL STORY fisdh BY LORETTE COOPER WAAC COPYRIGHT, 1943. NEA SERVICE. INC. WOUNDED CHAPTER XIX A SOLDIER stepped in from the x spoiling room across Iho hall. He laid a, piece of paper before her. He had crossed that nail every 10 minules all afternoon, and laid a similar piece of paper on tho desk top; but none previous to this one had the necessary m- i'ormalion. Belh read it through twice, to make sure everything clove-tailed. She returned briefly to the tactical plan again. She knew what was going on miles away, even though she coukl not see it. A Japanese bombing force estimated at 20 pianos—Brit had been right, down to the plane —was approaching i'rom the northwest. Beth picked up tho field telephone and rang the switchboard. She said the fateful words into the mouthpiece: "Enemy aircraft approaching Never Never Wrong. Twelve— One Two, Twelve—minules away. Twenty—Two Zero, Twenty—in number. Repeating: Enemy aircraft approaching Never Never Wrong. T w e 1 v o—One Two, Twelve—minutes away. Twenty —Two Zero, Twenty—in number." Belh caught her breath. Then she continued. "Man tho tuns and fly the barrage!" She heard Ihe individual emplacement c o m m a n d e r s check back. At: each did so, .she said, "Check.-' 1 When the last one had reported, she hung up the field telephone. She had sent these men, into battle. Beth looked at her watch. It had taken three minutes to obtain all the reports. There had not been that much delay at the other end, for she knew that tho orders to the men at the cm- placements were shouted even before a check-back was completed. She kept her eyes on her watch. Nino minules, then eight, seven . . . now it was only one minute. She was insulated against the sky but she fancied even now she could hear the combined roar of 20 bombing planes. # :jt !i: HPHEN she felt a great shock rock the earth, and she heard the vibration of an explosion. The room shook as though an earthquake had begun. "I'm safe here!" she thought. But she did not want safety. Her job was done here. She wanted to be out where she could take part in the fighting. Her imagination had not prepared her for the sight that greeted her eyes when she hobbled up the bomb shelter steps on her crutches. Through the foliage she could see . balloon and then another. She hobbled'on" but into the clear. No one nqticcd her. There she turned and surveyed the sky. The sky was filled with balloons. She saw tho puffs, far above the balloons, of antiaircraft shells bursting. Then she saw the planes. An officer rushed up to her. It was Brit. "What are you doing here?" he demanded. "Get buck to safety." "Safety, nothing,' 1 Beth said. "Do you think 1 want to end my life in that G. I. concrete tomb?" She grinned at him and ne grinned in return. "How're we doing?", she asked. "O. K. so far. The balloons are keening the Japs nigh enough so they're not hitting anything important and the antiaircraft guns have bnggcd a couple of planes." Then he was gone. * * * ',. TJER attention was attracted by one ol the planes. It had begun a dive toward the far end of the cove. When it was 500 feet above the beach it exploded. A cloud of smoke arose from far dowi» the island. Beth wondered whether it came from a downed plane or from a bomb hit on an installation. Then her attention went back to the battle. Now there were only three planes in evidence. They circled high overhead. A bomb crashed down from one of them, and it was dangerously near the headquarters area. It was evident that they had discovered the heart ot their target. One of the planes pulled into a dive, a steep dive that pointed its nose directly at the headquarters section. Beth stood rooted to the island soil, watching the plane grow larger as it came down. Two more were getting ready to follow it in. The diving bomber came closer and closer. Suddenly it -jerked around r,s though an unseen iiand iiad been laid on it and crazily swept over the area to crash and explode 200 yards beyond. The bomber had hardly crashed before she saw a balloon float higher and then away. The balloon's mile of slcel cable had trapped Ihe Jap bomber. The great flying elephant was mov- ; ng lazily skyward, its mooring -ut by the impact. The other two bombers hesi- tatcd and circled at the sight of their mate crushing. The hesitation was oriet but it was long enough for the American gunners. Belli saw pieces ot debris fall. She moved to the shelter of the steps. Then something, a fragment of a shell, struck her. She .stumbled and fell and instantly lost consciousness. A trickle of blood ran from the wound in her scalp onto the sand. PAGE THRU Nations Urged to Direct Food Deficiencies By OVID A. MARTIN Hot Springs, Va., May 31 f/P) The United Nations Food Confer cnce was urged today to endorse the principle of government re sponsibilily for the dietary defi ciencies of low-income and under, nourished persons. A committee of the conference delegated to explore means of dis tributing foodstuffs to create <• world free from hunger, recom r mended also that inlernationa measure be adopted to help back ward nations improve their food standards. In a summary of its findings, ,section of the conference said: "Governments of all counlric?, should accept the responsibility, so far us it is within their power, to improve the diet of all persons in their countries who lack a die adequate for good health through such measures as: "(DSocial security measures such as family allowances socia insurance and minimum wages; "(2)Direct action to make pro lectivg foods available free'or at low prices to groups with inade quate diets; "(3) Special measure for such groups as pregnant mothers, nurs ing mothers, infants, children, aged persons, invalids and those with low pay." Another section of the conference, charged with finding mean; of expanding food production, issued a report warning that before attempting to raise the nutritional standards of all peoples, Ihe Allied Nations must solve the tremendous task of meeting the food problems of the war and postwar periods. In these periods, attention must be given, it said to the problem ot alleviating famine and hunger rather than improv- die's. ' In approaching the long-te-m problem of creating a well-fee world, it will be necessary, the section on distribution said, to establish freedom from fear; "First of all," it said, "freedom from want cannot be achieved without freedom from fear. Aggression and fear of aggression have caused wasteful employniem of men and wasteful use of material resources. They have raised barriers to international trade anc other obstructions which cannot be removed without effective genera collaboration among nations." The report said nations repre sented at the conference must affirm mutual responsibility and take action in concert accordingly lor the establishment at the end of the war of conditions of international sceurity which will make possible an expanding, balancec world economy. Flashes of Life By The Associated Press By The Associated Press Dangerous Business McKeesport, Pa. — Jacob Wander has learned you can't sell youi potatoes and have them too. Wander, a wholesaler, was driving a truck loaded with two tons of potatoes for retailers and stopped to buy gasoline. A clamoring crowd gathered and in self de fonse Wander started to sell hi;, potatoes and didn't stop until he was cleaned out. So he had to go home withou filling the orders from his grocei customers — and found his own potato bin empty. Buried Treasure Chambersburg, Pa., —Nine year; ago, Austin Hafer lost his pocket' book while helping plow a neigh bor's field. . The neighbor's son, Eugene Gayman, turned up the moldy wallet while plowing the same field this spring. Inside it Hafer found two $5 bills, little the worse for the long stay underground. 29 New Patients? Liberty, Mo. — A nurse employed in a doctor's office was one of 30 guests at a dinner party. It was a gala event until she exclaimed: "Why, I've got tho measles!" Time On Her Hands Los Angeles — You think you're busy? Mrs. Dorothy Rupe, from 4am to 10 p. m. : Cooks for 2,000 telephone em- Jloyes, cares for two grandsons, ills a victory garden and does all ler own housework. And she's donated blood to the Red Cross bank seven times. Sign of the Times Belleville, 111. — A panhandler •eleased from the St. Clair county ail after serving a 30-day vagracy charge was found plyign his trade lownlown. Arresting officers told him he'd be back in a cell — for six months his time. The offender was leased: 'They really feed you," le explained. Pondering the situation, police ustled the panhandler out of own with orders for him to stay ut. Colombo, Ihe capilal of Ceylon, vas named for Christopher Cumbus. The Great Salt Lake and Dead ea are the Iwo bodies of water on arth saltier than the oceans. The British Royal Observatory vas established at Greenwich in 675. The lowest spot on the earth's urface is the Dead Sea, 1,290 feet elow sea level. In on Kill Maj.-Gen. Omar N. Bradley, who took over command from Lieut.-Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., when Americans shifted to northern Tunisia in April, headed U. S. drive into Bizerte. Nazis Lose Big Number Planes Russians Say By WfLLIAM McGAFFIN Moscow. May 31 — -(IF). — Fierce aerial battles continued to predom- inale in fighting In the Kuban sector of the Russian front today following a week of bitter struggles in which 456 German planes were downed at loss of 118 to the Russians, front line dispatches said. Last week's bag was reported to have brought to 2,069 the total of German planes lost during the month as arimen of both sides struck deep into opposition territory, destroying supplies and communications. Premier Stalin was reported to be sending some of the most famous air heroes of the Soviet Union into the area northeast of Novoros- sisk, where the Germans are clinging stubbornly to their last Caucasus bridgehead. Air battles also have been stepped up over Leningrad on the northern front, but they are of less intensity than those over the Kuban. (Germn infantry was reported by the Soviet midday communi- que to be stabbing at various sec- ros along the long front, feeling out Russian defenses, .. yesterday and last night. Planes struck against m Leningrad again. Two were reported shot down near that Baltic City. (The 1 Moscow communique broadcast was recorded in London. (German infantry and scouting drives on the Kalinin front northwest of Moscow, the Donets river front and the Sevsk area northwest of Kharkov were thrown back 261 Germans killed, said the communique. (The Russians said they struck supply depots, wrecking ' a train back at Leningrad, destroying supply depots, wrecking a train and domolsihing fortifications. Soviet night fighters shot down five German planes attempting, to raid tho northwestern front, the com- municiue said. (The German communique broadcast by Ihe Berlin radio and recorded by the Associated Press said the Russian attacks against the Axis bridgehead in the Kuban had ceased and that there was only minor activity elsewhere along the Russian land front. (The Germans asserted, however, they had shdt down nine Soviet bombers which attacked a German convoy in. the Black Sea, raising to 74 the total of Russian planes downed yesterday. They said they lost only seven planes. (The Finnish communique, also broadcast by the Berlin radio, said a battalion of Russian troops broke into Finnish positions at Uhtua but were thrown back in a counterattack with more than 100 casualties. (The Finns also said their light naval forces scored hits on a Russian ship formation "five times as strong" in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland but did not lay any claims to any specific dam- ago.) Peace — Wonderful In the Army Clean, N. Y. (/P)— The Navy has •Peace, 18, of Knapps Creek, Olean ligh school senior, has reported for duly at Norfolk, Va., where his win brother, Herbert, Jr., has been ;ince July. I PETROLEUM JEUYTHISWAY Press Moroline between thumb Fatal Holiday Accidents Hit 136 in US. , By The Associated Press As the Memorial Day weekend approached its end today the nation counted 130 violent deaths, less than half of last year's total holiday toll and far below the average of other years. Three war-lime factors were credited with holding down the death list: Gasoline rationing, uninterrupted work in war plants and the absence from normal life of millions of persons now in the armed forces. Despite gasoline restrictions' which left eastern highwtys virtually deserted, traffic accident* throughout the country accounted' for 63 lives, according to unofficial reports. There were 25 deaths from drowning and 48 persons lost their lives due to t r aa n s, airplanes, shooting, fires and by other means. The National Safety Council had predicted a death toll of 250: for the three-day holiday. The council said 350 fatalities occurred during the corresponding three days last year. The pre-war year of 1941 saw an all-time high of 480 deaths. California led the states 'with 22 casualties. Pennsylvania was second with 15 followed by Illinois with 14 and Ohio 12. Seventeen auto fatalities were recorded in the eastern states where pleasure .. d r i v i n'g was banned less than two weeks ago. The fatalities by states included: Arkansas, 1 miscellaneous; Kansas, 1 drowning; Missouri, 1 traffic, 1 drowning, 1 miscellaneous. High tide at new and full moon, is called spring tide; that at the first and third quarter, neap tide. One degree of longitude on the earth's surface at the equator measures 69.16 miles. The present division of the world into five climatic zones was established in 640 B. C. The mass of the sun is • 334,500 times that of the earth. FACTORY DERMATITIS EASE ITCHING-BURNING Soothe with antiseptic Black and White Ointment. Use only as directed. Cleanse with Black and White Skin Soap.. BLACK AN! WHITE OINTMENT AND SOAP FOR YOUR HOT WEATHER WALKING THE COOL JARMAH . " No need to give yourself . a "hot foot" this Summer! Just slip on a Jarman "Breezalong" and take hot weather in your stride. * Let the shoe horn choose • today—just try on a pair— . and you'll find cool walking comfort plus Jarman's friendliness of fit. SHOES FOR MEN *5 85 to $$85 MOST STYLES Rephan's The Friendly Store THE PINES Swimming Pool Will open Wednesday afternoon, June 2, at 2 o'clock, if it isn't raining.
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