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CHRONICLE FORTY-SIXTH YEAR NO. 283 DEKALB, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1946 PRICE FIVE CENTS ID' THE DEKALB DAI LY Sid mm Small Awning: Neighbors Replace Their Burned home PETRILLO HAS WON ARGUMENT MORE WORKERS 8 FACE LAYOFFS LAWYERS USE MINERS' WORDS Mother of a DeKalb Woman Passes Away Mrs. Alfred Johnson of this city has been called to Manistee, by the death of her mother, Mrs. N. P.

Nelson. Mrs. Nelson had been making her home with a daughter at Manistee. Although she was 89 years of age, she had been in good health and her death was unexpected. Her husband preceded her in death two years ago.

Surviving are one son and four daughters. A daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday from an undertaking parlor at Manistee. TASK FORCES I ii i Tumi i i in I i 1 11 rr If 7f (, is Cutback in Steel Production Forces Thousands From Their Jobs. HOLIDAY Pittsburgh, Dec.

2. UE Fuel shortages resulting from the strike of 400,000 United Mine Workers dragged industrial production still lower today and a cold wave which swept the nation aggravated already heavy demands on shrinking coal reserves. Exclusive of the striking miners, unemployment climbed past Qresi Present The Wilbur family, of Terre Haute, IndL, left to right: William, four; Marie, six; Mrs. Mary Wilbur and William Wilbur, look over plans, while neighbors build a noose to replace the one that the Wilburs lost recently in a fire. Terre Haute city firemen were prevented trom fighting the fire by a council order closely defining the city limits.

The Wilbur's third child, Mary Ann, was burned to death in the fire. The house was completed except for Interior finishing in ont day. (NEA Telephoto.) LARGE CROWD VIEWS CATTLE1 Thousands Attend First Sun-Unas Destroyed by Blaze Sunday A small awning over the display case owned by tne Gullickson Studio at 249 East Lincoln Higlf- way was destroyed by fire last evening about 7 o'clock. The call was received at the fire station at 6:57 o'clock. The blaze was quickly extinguished and damage was limited to the awning.

The fire was caused by someone carelessly tossing a light ed cigaret butt on the awning. Shortly after 10 clock Saturday morning a grass fire near the Glid- den-Rnppi plant at 210 North Sixth Street brought out the fire department. Brooms were used to put out the fire and end any danger. ALLIANCE IS BEING FORMED United States and Great Brit ain Are Discussing Methods of Standardization. BULLETIN London, Dec.

2. (HE) A Labor member of Parliament aid today that American and British military staffs had reached a secret oral agree-meat on most aspects of a ten-year plan for Joint defense against Russia in event of another war. London, Dec. 2. (UJ3 Konni Zilliacus, one of the leaders of the revolting group of British Labor members of Parliament, today charged that American and British military authorities have agreed to plan jointly for defense against Russia in a world war.

Zilliacus charge came after a British government spokesman said that the United States and Britain are conducting conversations "on a technical level" for standardization of weapons and "peacetime military cooperation" but -denied that hard and fast agreements or 'decisions had been reached. Zilliacus said that he hd re ceived Information Indicating that the United States and Britain nave not entered into a written agree ment and that there would be no agreement in writing. However, he said he was informed that com- (Turn to Pas 7. Please). Is Injured in an Accident Early Sunday A.

W. Butterfield of Eva; i was slightly injured shortly alter midnight Saturday in an accident which occurred on the Lincoln Highway, just west of First Street. According to a report of the ac cident made to the DeKalb police Edmond James Sanderson of rural Maple Park was driving west on the highway and collided with the Robert Hamilton auto which was parked on the north side of the highway. Butterfield and G. A.

Cook of Chicago were passing between two cars parked In front of the Hamilton auto when the crash happened. Butterfield received slight injuries as the cars were pushed together but Cook was fortunate In escape- mg injuries. Sanderson was arrested and charged with reckless driving and was fined $25 and costs when given a hearing before Justice of the Peace Ed Dunn. rc trim pvnuu mree others paid fines for reckless driv- Oi.a. 4KA 1.

I .1 ing and another motorist was fin- eo. ior running a stop sign Last evening Norman Ellsworth was fined 55 and costs by Justice of the Peace Dunn for reckless driving. Saturday evening Vernon Brown paid a fine of $5 and costs when given a hearing before Police Magistrate Jerre Stevens. Fri day night George Van Dusen was fined $10 and costs for reckless driving and Herman Dringenberg ana costs for running a stop sign, both appearing before Magi strate ist evens. but industrialists indicated the cutbacks and layoffs were only the beginning, should the strike continue.

Transportation and steel were hardest hit with 19,000 rail employes and 70,000 steel workers idle. But the pinch was spreading throughout other industries and throughout the nation. Supplies Gone. Coal supplies in retail yards at Denver were exhausted; all schools 0vere closed, business schedules cut and many homes without coal. Gas fired ovens furnished the only heat for many householders.

Central heat for 475 apartment was shut off in one housing project. Coal supplies for hotels, apartment houses, 'and many essential business buildings was estimated sufficient for one week. The gas supply to Birmingham, industrial plants was cut following a shortage of coal for coke Qpvens. Several factories were closed and 14,000 persons affected. Available gas was conserved for domestic use.

At Detroit schools eliminated after-hours activities to conserve fuel, although industries continued full operations. Factories in Coldwater, reduced operations to three days per week. More Are Idle. More than 20,000 men were idle in the steel-producing Mahoning Galley in Ohio where steel ingot output was at 35 per cent of capacity. Between 200 and 300 employes of General Electric were laid off at the home plant at Schenectady, N.

and officials said the entire factory might be forced to close by coal and gas shortages. At Pueblo, Colorado Fuel and Iron Corp. slashed coke plant production to 35 per cent of ca pacity and Works Manager Jay JWartin predicted an early closing of the steel mill unless the coal strike ends. To Cut Down Steel rolling and finishing mills, which have not yet felt the impact of the mine strike, were expected to curtail production today as the supply of steel dwindled. By Thursday, Pittsburgh area manufacturers and fabricators aie expected to cut operations by 50 er cent, idling between 75,000 and 00,000 men.

The magazine Steel reported that steel production had been reduced to the third lowest point of the year. If the mine dispute continues for a few weeks longer, the magazine said, production "may be curtailed as effectively as it was early in the year when the steel strike forced it down to around five per cent." Bad in South (The sharpest production cut was reported in the Birmingham, Ala district where the rate dropped 52 points to 47 per cent of capacity, the magazine said. Production in the Pittsburgh area declined 41 points to 57 per cent and in Youngstown it dropped 35 points to 40 per cent, according to the magazine. Very few industries escaped the pinch of the coal shortage. Schools, municipalities, utilities, food processors, and scores of others were affected.

District Court Judge Labor Dismisses Criminal Case by Government. STILL DICTATOR Chicago, Dec. 2. UPJ U. S.

Dls trict Judge Walter S. LaBuy today dismissed a criminal information filed by the government against President James C. Petrillo of the American Federation of Musicians, and ruled that the Lea Act is unconstitutional. The government, in an information filed June 13, charged that Petrillo violated the Lea Act in calling a strike May 28 against Radio Statidn WAAF, Chicago. The act makes it a crime to force or attempt to force a station to hire more employes than necessary.

Petrillo's attorneys said that the case was welcomed as a test of the act's constitutionality. LaBuy in his ruling said that the law, and its application as sought violates the Fifth Amend ment to the Constitution because of the indefiniteness and uncertainty in the definition of a crim inal offense." The judge found that the act violates the Fifth Amendment by its restriction upon freedom of speech, as shown by peaceful picketing; violates the Fifth ani Thirteenth Amendments by its restriction upon the employment of lalor; and violated the Fifth Amendment by an arbitrary classification as between employes and employers, and as to other communications industries." Seek Appeal. U. S. District Attorney J.

Albert Woll said that the government would appeal LaBuy's decision. It was expected that it would avoid anyaction before the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and take the matter directly" to the U. S.

Supreme Court. LaBuy said that the act set up no means or guide or standard by which the number of employes needed could be determined. He pointed out that it was legal and not prohibited by law for the employer to hire more persons than he needs, and that such hiring was "not defined as an evil by this act." LaBuy said that picketing was in keeping with the Fourteenth Amendment which gives the legal right to publicize a labor dispute in a peaceful way. LaBuy said that under the Lea Act, "broadcasting station employes are placed in a class separate and apart from those of all other employes in the United States. "The statute does not apply to employes who are engaged in communications such as telephone or telegraph companies, but is definitely limited in its application to broadcasting station employes and no others.

As a result, the broadcasting station employes are singled out and held to a more rigid rule than any other employes. They have not the same rights and privileges as other employes. They are penalized and prohibited in their contractual negotiations while other employes enjoy the right which is denied ihem. Cannot Survive. "A penalty which applies uniquely to broadcasting station employes and no others cannot survive the constitutional test.

This segregation and classification plainly falls withia the arbitrary class of group legislation." Petrillo ordered three AFL musicians to strike when WAAF refused to hire an additional three musicians. Attorney Joseph Padway and other counsel for the union sought dismissal of the criminal information on the grounds the act "abridges freedom of speech" and constitutes involuntary servitude. the station is owned by the Drover's Journal, Chicago, and broadcasts recordings on a sun-up to sun-down license. Musicians are used chiefly as music librarians and to hand recordings to operators who place them on turntables, the station officials said. County Firemen to Meet Thursday at Shabbona DeKalb County Association will have its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Dec.

5 at Shabbona. Where the meet will be held in Shabbona has not been announced. A fine program has been arranged and all members are requested to be present. The Weather For DeKalb: Fair and not quite so cold tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer; low tonight 22; high Tuesday 4 south to southeast winds fourteen to eighteen miles per hour Tuesday. Outlook for Wednesday, partly rloudv and CLEAR warmer, becoming colder by night Sunrise sunset 4:20.

-i 1 1 Make Attempts to Prove the Workers Violated Their Contract. SPEED VERDICT Washington, Dec 2. 0Ji5 Government lawyers today used the United Mine Workers own words in an effort to prove that the strike of 400,000 soft coal miners violated the contract signed with the government last May. They introduced exhibits in John L. Lewis' contempt trial to show that the union In another suit sided with a government brief which said the terms of the government-union contract "were for the period of government operation." They also prepared to Introduce a newsreel quoting Lewis to that effect after he signed the contract with Secretary of Interior J.

A. Krug last May 29. Speed Verdict Judge T. Alan Goldsborough Indicated meantime that he might be preparing to cut the proceedings short tomorrow and speed up his verdict. It has become clear that no overtures for a truce or settlement of the strike are likely to get anywhere until the contempt trial is completed.

The strike is now in its twelfth day. The nation felt the pinch of the coal shortage increasingly as winter's first cold wave hit the east. Without explaining his purpose, Goldsborough announced that to morrow morning he intends to put the official reporter on the stand to identify certain statements made in court last Monday. There was no indication as to what the court had in mind con cerning those statements. But there was speculation that the might want to use them to speed the trial to an earlyend.

Directors of the southern CoaK Producers Association gathered here meaawhile to decide wheih4 to resume1 negotiatirxp! with Lewia. for new contract. One-third their number already had Repudiated a statement by President Edward R. Burke suggesting that negotiations between owners and Lewis be resumed. Continue Talks In court, lawyers continued their arguments over duration and operatic of Lewis' May 29 contract with Krug.

Government lawyer argued that the terms and conditions of the contract were for "the period of government operation" of the bituminous mines. In support of this contention. Assistant Attorney General John F. Sonnett introduced exhibits dealing with a court suit over union recognition for supervisers employed in mines of the Jones Laughlin Steel Company. In that suit, Sonnett said, the" union adopted the government brief which said that terms and conditions of the Lewis-Krug contract "were for the period of government operation.

He also said the union had contended in that case that the company could not challenge the agreement about supervisers. Sonnett said the UMW did so on grounds that the company would be suing the United States inas much as the government controlled the mines. Drops Hint Goldsborough dropped the hint about penalties as Lewis' contempt trial went into its second week. The government sought to blast the union contention that the government was operating the soft coal mines under a sham arrangement. The judge's past remarks, however, indicated strongly that he believes Lewis wilfully violated his order to keep the contract in effect.

Lewis' lawyers argued that the mines actually have been operated byithe private owners and that the Smith-Connally anti-strike law does not apply. They protested (Turn to Page 7, Please). melted from your whiskers, let ua gaae upon 1947: Bad Weather January: Stormy, raw winds, slippery going, rain, snow, fog and Sleet. As you will want your workshop stove heated in these bitter months it is best to have it la separate buidling pretty well away from your hay barns. February: Falling weather.

Set hens 21st to 28th. Still wintry. More comfortable indoors. Ever try raising squab? A sure market there with the summer people. March: Stormy.

High Winds. Altogether unpleasant until 23th. A few mild days. High time now to get your feet out of the oven. Mend everything that isnt junk and save the junk.

April: Pleasant Then change to lowery and dank. Eleventh, cold easterly storm with snow. A hive of bees to every acre of orchard ia ITara to Pag n) ARE UNDERWAY Read Adm. Richard E. Byrd in Technical Command of Huge Naval Group.

Aboard Admiral Byrd's Flagship, Norfolk, Dec. 2. (UJ5 A peacetime naval task force shoves off on the Antarctic trail today to explore the earth's last unknown continent 6,000,000 square miles of frozen wasteland around the south pole which may hold mineral resources vital to survival in the atomic age. Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, the world's No. 1 explorer and a three-visit veteran of the Antarctic, is in technical command of Task Force 68, whose 4,000 men and thirteen ships comprise nis-tory's greatest polar expedition.

Delays Takeoff Byrd planned, however, to delay his own departure. It was believed he would leave until about January 2 when the big Essex-class carrier Philippine Sea will leave Norfolk bound for a point 100 miles off the Ross ice shelf near Little America. Four ships will get underway from Norfolk at 1 p. m. today headed by the command ship Mount Olympus carrying the two star flag of Rear Admiral Richard H.

Cruzen, commander of Task Force 68 who came aboard last night. Four more ships leave later today from west coast. Admiral Byrd planned to pay a pre-departure visit today to Mount Olympus, which also will be his command ship when he joins the expedition. Byrd's plans regarding his own departure as "technical di- (Tarn to Page 7, Please) Iowa Woman Is Injured When Hit by Auto Mrs. Audrie Ropa, age 40, of Stanwood, was quite seriously injured last evening about 8 o'clock when she was struck by an auto while standing alongside of a highway and was thrown a distance of about 35 feet.

The acci-aent happened on Route 23 just south of the Spring Valley tracks. According to meagre reports received concerning the accident Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ropa and Mr. and Mrs.

Harold Babcox of DeKaib were traveling south on the highway wien the car developed radiator trouble. The car was pulled to the shoulder and Mr. Ropa was making repairs while his wife held a flashlight. An unidentified auto traveling south at a fast rate of speed struck tne rear lender of the parked vehicle, glanced off and then struck Mrs. Ropa who was standing near the front fender throwing her into the field.

She was taken to the Babcox home on South Fifth Street from where she was removed to the St. Mary's hospital in the city amhulanee. Mrs. Ropa was badly bruised and X-rays were being taken today to determine the extent of her injuries. The driver of the auto which struck Mrs.

Ropa failed to stop. locked. He yelled. No one answered. The smoke got thicker, the blast hotter and the flames licked nearer.

Dowling started up the ladder. Its rungs were getting hot before sweating and coughing he reached the top. He stuck his head out, filled his lungs with fresh air and yelled. A parking lot attendant heard him but had no way to reach him. The attendant opened the little iron door at the bottom and ran to call police.

The fire below was roaring now. Dowling took a deep breath and started down, rung by rung, each rung hotter than the one above it, every breath hotter than the last. He reached the bottom and scrambled out. Police were waiting with an ambulance which rushed Dowling to a hospital. "Water," he said.

Physicians gave him a drink of cold water, smeared ointment on his hands and sent him home. It was then Dowling took the pledge. Seal Month Is Proclaimed by DeKalb Mayor Mayor Hugo J. Hakala today is sued a proclamation officially designating the period from Novera- her 25 tn rWcmlwr 25 as "Christ- Seal Month" and urged all residents of DeKalb to support the DeKalb County Tuberculosis Asso ciation by "buying and using Christmas seals during this month." The annual Christmas Seal Sale, sole support of the association in its campaign against tuberculosis, opened Monday, November 25 and will continue until Christmas. In issuing the proclamation, Mayor Jakala t0 th oercuiosis is tne greatest Disease I cause oJ death among jroung adults ui Miunumauw nature, must be recognized as public health problem.

The proclamation follows: WHEREAS, tuberculosis is a leading cause of death in our country and takes the lives of more young people, in the productive years from fifteen to 35, than any other disease, and WHEREAS, tuberculosis is spread from person to person and therefore must be recogniz ed as a major public health problem and WHEREAS, a well-planned program for the control of tuberculosis is being conducted in DeKalb by the DeKalb County Tuberculosis Association, and WHEREAS, the work of this association is supported by the sale of Christmas Seals, THEREFORE, I Mayor of De Kalb do officially designate the period from November 25 to December 25 as Christmas Seal Month and do urge the people of DeKalb to be generous in their support of the DeKalb County Tuberculosis Association by buying and using Christmas Seals during this month. HUGO J. HAKALA. Dec. 2, 1946.

New Sheriff Is Sworn In Tkio lornino Aftlio uiw rLtf A 4Ku A nnopenn A TCl I I ceived their commissions xms mornine and have taken ruu charge of their respective offices, Countv Clerk Earle Joiner and Tr.cror a Deisz have hoon swnrn In but Will not OHIO- o11v tnV. ftvAr th. duties of their I offices until their oonas are ap- nmved hv the County Board of Supervisors and a certificate sent SnrtwcrfuiH The sheriffs bond was approved by the county court Tuesday by acting County Judge ranK a. n.vw rivM This morn- in sheriff Anderson's commission I was received and he tooK over tne duties of the office. YxmdM of county treasurer and clerk have to be ap- proved the Board of Supervis- on.

which is convening today, row lowing the approval certificate will I 5nrinirnlH a mm- mlsslon for the officers will be wnt back and then the two men I u-m nfft.ianv uv their re- I spve duties for the next four year8 The county Jail at Sycamore was a place of unusual activity this mornlng the new sheriff pre- pared to move famlly hTlA household goods into the living ouarters I 1 1 TV.I.. for the nast four wars. mov- ing his family and household goods I from the onuntv tail tn hl- home at 704 South Fourth Street in ueKaio. Mrs. Anrferartn on.

nr.un I this morninar to iunrviu the o. tlvities as she underwent emer- gency apoendectomv at the Gild- den Hospital early Saturday I morning. She is reported to recovering rapidly. i i ESMOND YOUTH MAKE RECORDS Frank Huftalin, Successful Farmer, Takes Time to Provide Leadership. By V.

IL EDWARDS Through organized effort farm- if" are teaching their children to Ll FouivH clubs in DeKalb County is Much of the success of this fine dub due to excenent leader- ship it receives. Frank Huftalin, himself a successful farmer, is the leader. While he is modest about the achievements of the club there is little doubt in the minds of the club members about his importance to the unit. Achievement Night Friday evening achievement night was held. They invited their parents and other special guests to be present.

This club has good reason to be proud. It displayed over 50 ribbons members have won during the past year. The honor of the high team and of the high man, Wesley Elliott, the livestock judging contest went to the Eagles. The judging team then went to the state contest where it was able to take a rating. Two members of the club, Earl Hintzsche and Harvey Huf- talin earned Individual ratings at the some contest which was held on September 7.

At the Sandwich Fair, members of the club won three trophies. Harvey Huftalin earned tne county bankers trophy lor tne grand champion dairy cow. rsorns Pierce received the George Barrett award for the champion female beef animal. This award was later duplicated by the Bankers' Asso ciation with a duplicate tropny. The club also received the Grand Champion plaque for the three best lambs from one dub Wesley Elliott took second place with a pen of barrows at the bar- chw i rhirnpr.

this fall. other Duties The rnemters 01 ine ciud ao noi I I 1 always keep their minds on tne business of farming. They took time off from their farm duties this year long enough to play some I Daseoaii. nae a (-aiiwtn, a float in the Esmond parade I yt A wnen a. ime uuu kou.

a fair it is not realized how much work or tools are necessary to pre- Dare that animal ready to show. The Esmond club had a display board made up at the carnival. On were piaceu wuu eluding a cuiry comb, spray gun, brushes, clippers, hose, etc. There I rt 1 -11 were uiiierem iwu on. John Swam OI Cedar KapiQS a rdaSCo -c tj I Wnrrf has been received of the death of John J.

Swain of Cedar Rapids, la. He is a brother of Miss xin tr rwoVnih inH fnr- I ACU U. merly resided in this vicinity. The body to be brought to the wm, HnmA i rw-Kalh on Tuesdav evening where friends ilL Services will be held on "ire "A.V" Zl "i in niK, CXeStOn. i1" luesaay paper, Ziz Swanson Returns trnma tvm ITcn.ral Zig Swanson returned to his I Home yesterday irom tne Mary's Hospital following a major I operation.

He is now on the road I to recovery and is now able to re ceive visitors. 1 day Meeting to Break Rec-cord at Annual Week. Chicago, Dec. 2. VR Newton L.

Halterman, Rushville, was name World Corn King today at the International Grain and Hay Show. Thomas E. Fischer, Shelbyville. was selected as WorJcJ I Corn Tn-o at the thnw hld in eon- I junction with the International Livestock Exposition. Halterman won his award with a samDl of vellow dent 844-D variety corn.

The reserve championship in the senior division went to K. W. Doubet. Hanna City, 111., who exhibited a yellow dent hvbrid variety. Fischer, a Four-H club member, also exhibited an 844-D variety.

Eueene Montgomery, Oskaloosa, won the reserve title in the iunior division with a krisor K-l tvoo corn. A new all-time record crowd of 59,000 vfsited the Amphitheater housing the various exhibits yes terday, an even 1,000 persons over the Drevious mark. Mrs. Amy Kelsey of Erickson. B.

C. was crowned wheat queen nf tho show, the first wo man to gain the title in 23 years of international awards. mere was some confusion among judges who selected the winning exhibit of hard red spring wheat as the champion lot. It was marked as the nronertv of Kelsey, out iudees did not know whether the winner was a man or woman, ine Canadian press identified the champion as Mrs. Kelsey, the wife of Charles Kelsey.

tier seiecuun "nueen." was the twentieth vintorv for a Canadian. .1 In Saturdav night's rour-H ciuo nftivitv th Hereford steer shown s-u Phllic Knnnater. iuieeii, ui Keswick, won a junior grand chamDionshro award The n.its ne title also went a Canadian. Gordon MacArthur of Qioinor Trt with Garnet Richard of Bowmanvi le, Ont as reserve champion. Wallace Thomp 1 I II I son of Nash, N.

claimed tne barley king title, wun reseivc honors eoine to L. A. Huevsch of Mundelein, 111. Soybean Title H. L.

Stieglemeir, Normal, (Turn to Page 7, Pleaae) Services for Riddell Will rr.iAc.lQv re On lUeSuay Fnrni rvire for Frank W. Riddell. age 76, veteran memoer of the DeKalb police department who passed away at his home at tit soutn secona street oaa, morning, will be held on Tuesday aiternoon. Services will be conducted at o'clock Tuesdav afternoon from the Wirtz Funeral Home with Kev Stiles Lessly, pastor or tne irsi Conereeational Church, to ofnCi- ate. Burial will De in tne airy.ew a cemetery.

rtenas ma cai the funeral home until the time of the service. Frank W. Riddell was born on a farm in DeKalb County October 24, 1870, the son of Mr and Mrs. Francis Riddell. A member of the nnlla rtannt-tman fnr nvpr 30 VPBrS or nc nal interests were in nis work and home.

He was united in man-tare to Zada Witter in 1918. He was a member of the Masons ror many years. Surviving tn mourn his nassing are his widow, one brother. Wal- lace Riddell of Boston: ana two sisters. Mrs.

Charles Sagle of Au- rora and Miss Minnie Melming of Florida. Two brothers and two amers preceoea nun in aeain. Quick Taste of Hell Puts Man on Wagon Othman Paints Gloomy Picture for Next Year East Orange, N. Dec. 2 (UE -Thomas Dowling, 23, has sworn drinking after a taste of hell.

His hands were blistered, he could still taste the smoke and his stomach had a new appreciation for cool water. Dowling awakened on Thanksgiving morning surrounded by billowing smoke with the blast of an inferno at his back. He climbed a narrow iron ladder 180 feet toward a patch of blue sky, then had to climb back down again, rung by rung, into the depths. Bowling had a few drinks in a tftwark bar and looked for a place to take a nap. He entered the power house of the Pennsylvania railroad, found an iron door about three feet square, crawled through and curled up in the corner of a cozy little room.

When he awakened with the moke swirling around him he discovered he had crawled into the back of a chimney and a fire had been built in the furnace beside him. Door Locked He tried the iron door. It was By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN i United Preu Staff Correspondent Washington. Dec.

2. WR Un-flap your earmuffs, friends, and put your mittens on the shelf behind the stove so we can open the yellow cover of the Old Farmer's Almanac. Pile on some more wood. "This," says the Old Farmer, "will be a real, old-fashioned winter with plenty of snow and cold weather the kind that Grandpa knew when he was a boy." The Old Farmer knows. He predicted snow for July 13, 1803.

It did SNOW. For 155 years now the almanac has been issuing the gospel truth about the tikes, the phases of the moon, how to keep from burning down the barn, when to catch a mess of horn pout, and the date for battening down the storm cellar door. Publisher Robb Sagendorph writes from Dublin. N. that there's been nary a complaint tn all that time.

So II the ic fcaa.

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