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Tuesday, December 2G, 1941. TIIE DAILY CLINTONIAN age Fottf' THE DAILY CLINTON1AN "SHOW DOWN" AhinI IhA from IIIIIU UIW aafVVII 1M1 J At th MovU$ in mm IpHOLLYUIOO ImHllti il aa Tha Weekly OHatoota ISM The OUaton PLalndealar abaci-bed In IBM Published Dalir Except Saturday and Sunday faorge L. Carey Editor and Pnbllshi- atarea' at the Poatofflca at Clinton, Indiana aa Buoond OUu Matte Canteen Chuck O'Brien, disabled Marine, who los' an arm and a leg while winning the Congressional ty HARRISON CARROLL Kins t'e.lurM BfBdicM Writer HOLLYWOOD In his latest let Tumday and Wnlnmday Observant sporta (ana may recognize two prominent athletes of their duy in Paramount' "The Navy Way," arriving tonight at the Clouinbla Theatre. One, a well-known professional fighter, is Art hanky; the other is Ilenny Friedman, perhaps the greatest exponent of the forward pass in the football playl ig days at Michigan University. In the ceremony, Robert Low-ery, Jean I'urkur, Dill Henry, Roscoe Karns and other players in the cast, appear with personnel from the Qreat Lakes Naval uedai of Honor in the Pacific. . . . ladlaaa RepnbUran Edltr. tat Aaodacu ter to Maria Montez, Jean Pierre Aumont tells Diana to make char- At Hollywood park, Jay Paley urged Mervyn LeRoy to bet oa his horse, Lucia's Sua. "We'll clean up on him." aald Paley. "Now don't Phone 33 itv anoearancea during a three- PhoD33 week convales cent leave in tell a soul." When the race was run, -" Paris. So his Paley's horse came in last. Next 4 if mimsanaimm second wound in the battle of KWVBUCAH toiwtm. morning Leitoy cauea up ana siu "Is It ail right now to tell any. body?" AccwiATim France cannot have been aeri- With only a half day oft' from Training Base. - 5 $ Plenty of Hol--; lywood stars "The Spanish Main" to ao ner Christmas shopping, Maureen O'Hara descended on a Wilshlre j $ I could take a les Rebecca hi 'Ivsnhoe It is an sccepted fact that Sir Walter Scott modeled Rebecca in "Ivanhoe" after Rebecca Gratz, of I I t I son in manners 1 - I from Cantinfias, 1 I A. A the Mexican boulevard stors, flanked by a secretary and a standin. The fans eoon discovered them and the place wac in an uproar. That night the manager called Maureen and told her, if she'd please stay home, he'd send nom.on w.... u the Wreat a full selection of gifts to ber name of all below the border. When Van Johnson and M-G-M Police I 1 "l AK 'fW'LTi! house. Chief Whitey Hendry flew Into Bob Taylor didn't get a Christ Philadelphia, a Jewess who was noted for her beauty and intellect. An active and able worker in the cause of needy women and orphans, he founded the Philadelphia Hebrew Sunday school and directed il ' r 32 years. Scott never met MiK ( rati. She was the companion ol Washington Irving's fiancee. Matild Hoffman, who died before their weeding day, snd Irving described hei to him after Scott outlined the plar for "Ivanhoe." mm m mas leave, but he naa Been promoted to lieutenant, aenior grade. The former star is at Greenview, 111., making movie shorts for the government. . M aV 11 W al I aw - ' i Mexico City, Cantinfias was at the plane to meet Louise Burnett, his leading woman. Introductions were made til around, but Cantiflas did not realize who Van Johnson was non3 of Van's pictures having played down there) until somebody told him as he was driving home. The comedian (and don't forget he is the biggest star in Mexico) rushed to the hotel to Apologize to Newcomer Van Johnson for not havinr; recognized him. JF I m . W V J nV'T" ETv a 1 riV i Ira MM J-bi nV.i.. j . 1. J, '-aST' :T : a ,1 i-aitv' BL J Remember Willard Parker, who was with Gertrude Lawrence on the stage in "Lady in the Dark" and who played the handsome au thor with Rosalind Russell in "What a Woman?" He's out of the Army, back at Columbia, and he and his wife of five years, the former Marion Pierce, are getting in ?3 mtfa Worshipped Mouse The ancient Egyptians worshipped the mouse because tliey be lieved the mouse to be under the protection of the sun and a sun antidote against sudden death. 54 touch with the Cradle at Evanston to try and adopt twin babies. -, One of the most welcome wedding presents to Veronica Lake and Andre De Toth was a 760-pound steer, delivered very much alive by their friends in Bishop. Unless there's some legal reason they cannot, the honeymoonera will slaughter the steer and store the beef. Paramount's present to Veronica wasn't bad, either a 15,000 :heck. HOLLYWOOD HI JINKS: Char acter Actor Dan Duryea, who never rode a horse until "Along Came Jones," now is refusing doubles for i even the more difficult scenes. . mas holidays with his parents here. Miss Loi; Wright, who Is employed south of Linton and Marlon Wright of Chicago are spending Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mil. Warren Wright oi Universal. 1 Kenneth Stapp, son of the Rev. and Mrs. S. P. Stapp, is confined to his home with illness. Miss Wanda Nawrocki of Chicago is spending Beveral days with Robert Anderson, the R-K-O actor, and Ann Lundeen, of M-O-M, are "GHOST FLEET" CAME TO LIFE. The "greatest, quickest and most devastating naval gunfire in the history of warfare," is how Chester W. Nimitz de-"cribes the battle of Surigao Strait on Oc-i --r25th. ghost fleet" composed of five bat-IV--''ipB which were badly damaged at " "u 'ry Harbor and one other dreadnaught r-v-vjit eight Japanese warships as they r ' tempted to sneak up on our Leyte land-i beaches and destroyed them in less than fifteen minutes. While the development of aerial tactics in connection with naval warfare has made it more difficult for battleships to come to grips, there is no doubt of the effectiveness of the big guns when they get a chance to speak. The Surigao battle was conclusive, with every enemy ship destroyed, only because of the effectiveness of naval gunfire. In the other two sea battles, which took place the 3ame time, in connection with the Japanese attempt to destroy our Leyte forces, much of the enemy fleet escaped. The use of aircraft has widely extended the range of naval power but, when fleets are anywhere near equal aircraft strength, the result of the engagement is Usually indecisive. This is not the case When dreadnaughts get together. Usually one fleet or the other goes down for the count. PRISON TERMS NECESSARY. Recently, six individuals and two corporations in another state entered a plea of guilty to the charge of violating OPA regulations covering sales of radios and expecting a baby any edition. . . . Mimi Forsythe and Ben Bogeaus dining at a late spot. . . Joan Blondell and a hotel executive at the Monambo while, only a few baskets larger than usual. With reasonably complete co Voths away, were D'ck Powell and Taking a Backward Glance TWKNTV VKAIW The Navy has upped Former Star Henry Fonda to full lieutenant ind, when last heard from, he was on sea duty. . . . Gloria De Haven and John Payne, who finally made up their minds to be enlaced, met on a blind dale arranged by Si'.-: Carol. Gloria hr.su'i; rccri.'cd he-ring yet. "X3ut I'm sure it will oc a nice one," sha tells mo. . . . Lynn Bar! and Sid Luft have bought the former Westwood home of Jerry Cady, writer on the Rick-enbacker picture, "Captain Eddie." They sold their old home within an iiour after the ad appeared In the iaper. . . . The Dennis Morgans vry proud of their week-etui fruer.t vhom thev mrt at AiO TODAY Hub teu Weather Makes i lu ifttuiatl Tir-e A Hyson. . . . Ella Logan au-I'or of a musical, "We Met in r'.an.o-," which she staged overseas for tie boys. , , . Mozelle Dhiehart has arranged for Australian and New Zealand productions of the comedy, "Separate Rooms. . . . Betty Hansel and Al Herri a Lyman's twosome. . , . Stuarl Hamblen, Republic's singing cow-hoy. and Madman Munta. the auto dccler. have invented, of all thinsrs, ' r Rnddte. ! her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nawrocki of Sycamore Street. I Mrs. E. R. Stackpole of Elm Street has returned home after spending a month visiting her mother, Mrs. James K. Simons of Phillppl, W. Va., and Mrs. Martha Cain of Clarksburg, W. Va. I Dr. Alfred Faraco of Chicago, is spending the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Nawrocki of Sycamore Street. t'oldewt Wince '78 With thermoinetera registering five degrees below during the night before Christmas and Willi the markers showing one below at 8 a. in., it was a cold C'lirislnias day. The weather bureau reports operation it is believed a fairly complete Job was done, with no great amount of duplicate.. I'eiisoiinls Miss Lela Dorothy Riddle visited Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Juday, of near Paris, 111. Mrs. Judy is a slsler of Miss Riddle. Misses Mae Hlnes and Nina Murray of Detroit, Mich., are spending tiie holiday with relatives In Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Shaeffer of Indianapolis arc visiting during the holidays with Mrs. Schaef-fer's mother, Mrs. Albert Krekler of Hazel Hluff. Mrs. Behaefl'er was formerly Miss Mary Somer-vllle. Mr. Schaeffer is practicing law in Indianapolis. Floyd Jewel and family came from West Frankfort, 111., to spend Christmas was Mr. Jewell's parents, Charles Jewell, and family. Floyd Jewel is now business manager for tiie West Frankfort Daily American, a successful daily newspaper published in that city of about 18,000 people. tiie sun shining and with no strong winds blowing, the day before Christmas, the big day itself and today are accepted as about ideal "old Cushioned Christinas weather." KxihaiiKe t'luli and Olliero IMll out Over SiOO IfaskelM About 14 automobiles were used by the Exchange club in distributing 100 baskets of toys, trees, food, clothing and other things needed to add cheer to house holds In Clinton, Lyl'ord, Hhephurdsville and to some other neaVby points, Christmas evu. -It Is enlimated that fully 100 other baskets were put out by the different church and lodge groups, t 111' Volunteers of America and oilier organizations. He-sides, many Individual gifts supplemented these. Tiie unusual a-iiiount of Idleness In the mines, that was especially bad until very recently, and which is more or less prevalent yet, made the number of people, glad to accept I lie MIGNONG. EBERIIART I WOLF IN MAN'S CL0IDIG 1 1645 Of AUTHOR - DISTRIBUTES BY klN8 FEATURES i it the coldest Christmas in Indiana since 1878. Some street markers varied above or below the figures mentioned, but there are believed to be fairly accurate. At 11' p. mi.,- last night, . the same marker read by The Cllntun-ian at 9 o'clock, Christmas eve, showed the same temperature, one below. Hut. whereas II went SYNDICATE, INC " radio-phonograph combinations. The court j lower during Wednesday nigh!, there was apparently a little easing up, lust night. The marker which touched at 1 below yesterday morning showed D above this morning. With the ground snow covered, CROSSWORD - - - By Eugene Sbcffer imposed fines aggregating ibdl.fdU. It is safe to assume that the defendants, after paying the fines, retained a handsome profit from their illegal transactions. Obviously, it is impossible to discover every violation of law. Unprincipled 'citizens do not hesitate to violate regulations for profit, counting upon the fine, if it arrives, to be less than their gains. Obviously, OPA regulations will be violated with impunity by racketeers and dishonest merchants until adequate provision is made for stiff prison terms. In fact, one of the difficulties in enforcing regulations designed to protect the public and curb dishonest business practices is the inability of the court, in most instances, to send the guilty to jail. TUN YUAIM AGO TODAY hu. ird Heart, '.iuirl 'I'o 'omluct liiistinas Mils Tonmmiw Mi'niiir Impressive rites will mark the annual Christmas mass tomorrow morning at the Sacred Heart Church at 5 o'clock. Ministers of the mass will be the Re. Charles McSween of Taylorvilk), 111., the llev. Sylvester and the Rev. Ceorge Ziemer. The service will open with "Silent Night," accompanied by the organ and bells, followed by ue:-processlon of vested choir, servers and ministers. Dedlciatlon of the new tabernacle on the newly renovated altar in the redeocrated sanctuary will "then be held. Hymns will be "Silent Night," "Hodle riirlstus Natus Est," "Je-su Bambino," and Rosevig's "Mass in F." Millard Marshall will pluy the bells. John Kowlnskl and Eileen Fitz-palrli'k will play violin solos and during the children's mass violin Washington, War Secretary Henry L. I Stimson: "It seems clear that the Germans are making an all-out effort to halt the j ''American advance into the Cologne plain i and the Saar Basin. They appear to have a- 3 1 w J a TT" dl ZIP wA MTa w w m volver, Miss Cable, You bad a revolver. Why?" She turned to face him. '1 found that revolver in the garden," she said steadily, "yesterday after noon." "G garden," stressed the District Attorney. "Where where Craig was shot. It was hidden and I found it. In the burlap wrapping around one of the rose shrubs." J Nugent's eyes had an odd expression. "Why did you look for it, Mss Cable? Why did you bring it to your room?" She turned back to him; there was less defiance in her manner when she spoke to the state troop lieutenant, more confidence which might be her undoing. Soper was ready to pounce upon any unguarded admission. Drue answered, "Because I didn't believe the story of an accident. I went to the garden just to have a look at the place where my" aha corrected herself quickly "where Craig had been shot. I searched it and I found the gun. That's all. I brought it to my room because I intended to show it to Craig when he was better." . "Why?" queried Nugent. "Because it proved someone shot at him." "He says it was accident," said Nugent, watching her closely. "ie ought to know." - "I wanted him to have that revolver." - "You're saying that his accident was actually an attempted warder?" cried District Attorney Soper. Again she whirled around to face him, her chin high, her voica steady. "He wouldn't have been cleaning a gun in the garden at eleven o'clock at night!" "Did you know that the revolver belonged to Conrad Brent?" "I wasn't sure." "Did he admit It belonged tp him when you took jt to the library ?" "Yes. He recognised it and asked where I'd found it." . "See here, Miss Cable," said Soper with a crafty look "did yoa accuse him of trying to kill his sob ?" "No. Certainly not." "Why did you give him tha revolver ?" "Because I wanted him to know at it, of course." "Why?" persisted Soper. "Naturally because something ought to be done about it It proved Craig didn't shoot himself. Ha wouldn't have hidden it." "Exactly what did Mr. Brent, Senior, say?" Drue flushed. "He said I eouldnt have found the revolver there. Ha said I tvfci was trying to make trouble." "And yon . . ." "I saw then that he was 01. I told him he'd better lie down. I started to leave but he he asked me to stay with him. And than aa got worse. And and died." 4To be continued) Caerrta-bt tr Miim Q. Kbmtmtf "1 can't swear to anything and I won't. I've only said that Drue ame downstairs while Conrad was in the library." Soper was furious. "You said they had a row. You said you saw her in the library with him just before he died. You said she threatened him with his own revolver 1" "I won't swear to anything," persisted Nicky, ignoring Alexia's frown and Maud's angry eyes. "You don't have to," shouted Soper. "Every word you've said has been taken down in shorthand. Perfectly openly; you were all aware of it." One of the troopers in the corner, scribbled that, too, in his shorthand tablet. But Nicky shook his head. "You'll never get me to sign it or to admit anything of the kind on the witness stand. I won't be the one to bring evidence like that against anybody in court." Alexia was biting her full under-lip with sharp white teeth, her eyes ominously fixed on Nicky. Maud made an angry little exclamation and must have vanished about then, silently, for when next 1 looked for her she waB gone. Soper announced angrily that Nicky would be a witness; he couldn't help himself; he, Soper, would see to that. Lieutenant Nugent said suddenly, "We'll question Miss Cable alone. Right, Soper?" So the others Alexia, Nicky, Peter and Beevens were obliged to leave, and did so rather reluctantly, I thought. Nugent closed the door after them briskly, and Soper looked at me. "Well?" he said sharply, "are you staying here?" "I am," I declared firmly. "Oh, let her stay," suggested Nugent. The District Attorney shrugged and Drue, standing very slim and erect beside the tall armchair, her gray eyes level and clear, said, "I didn't murder him." "You were with him," accused Soper. "You had a motive. . . ." He began his attack, but Nugent's voice cut sharply into the bluster: "Miss Cable, will you make a statement of exactly what you did do ?" "I think she ought to have a lawyer," 1 asserted again. "You can refuse to talk, Drue." "I'll tell," she said. "I'll tell a? much as I can." I held my breath again and tried to think of ways to stop her if she said too much. "I was in the library as Nicky says," Drue began. "I did want to talk to Mr. Brent. So I waited until he returned from his walk, then I came to the library. We talked for some time. He had a heart attack then and . . ." She faltered, and I was sure she was going to tell about the hypodermic. I rustled warningly. Her hand went up to her throat, as if to stop the words on her lips. "And he died," she said. "If such a large amount of digitalis was found, I don't know bow be got it." District Attorney Soper burst into question again. But this re- CHAPTER TWENTY I vVtf "That's enough, Mrs. Cli.vi-rj ," boomed Nugent. But Super'? v,, rose over Nugent's. "She" JK-r fectly right," he said. "I've t- ,-jr:u su from the very first. She's perfectly right, Nugenti there's no other real explanation. I've been patient, I've covered every possible line of inquiry. But that's enough . . ." He got up and looked at Drue, his little eyes bright and accusing. "She did it. She intended to kill him with the revolver. Then he had a heart attack and this way was easier for her. She hid his medicine; pretended to him it was gone; told him she'd save him. And then she killed him. Arrest Drue Cable now, Lieutenant. We'll get a grand jury indictment for murder in the first degree." Nicky looked at his fingernails. "Well," he said softly into the sudden silence, "I may as well tell you, then. Drue was with Conrad in the library. I saw her. And I heard her say, 'I've got your revolver.' They had a terrific row." Drue rose automatically, but she didn't speak. I was close beside her. Alexia said something low to Nicky. Maud looked triumphant; Peter started for the door as if to tell Craig and then as quickly came back into the room again. District Attorney Soper said loudly that he was right, he'd known it from the first, but Nicky ought to have told it earlier. I believe I said loudly, too, a number of times that Drue wouldn't talk without a lawyer. I couldn't think of anything else to say. Then Nu-gent's voice cracked like a whip, so viciously that it brought us all up short. "Do you mean she had the revolver with her? In her hand?" he asked Nicky. "Ob, no," answered Nicky. "I would have seen it." "Then she wasn't actually threatening him with it?" "I can't say about that," said Kicky airily. "And what did you do then?" "After I saw her go into the library?" Nicky's tone was very nonchalant "I thought from the sound of Conrad's voice that she well, might need somebody to back her up. But she seemed able to take care of herself, so I went upstairs. I'd just got to sleep when something fell I don't know what and they said Conrad was dead." "What else did you bear?" demanded Soper quickly. "What did Brent say when she told him she bad his revolver? Did he call for help? You must have heard what else they said!" Nicky paused, looked at his fingernails, thought for a moment and said, "N-no, no, I'm afraid not.' "But if you heard their voices..." began Soper, and Nugent said ab-rupdy,"Vou'U swear to all this, Mr. Senoua?" And Nicky said he wouldn't k was an inexplicable and sudden volt fat to winch be clung. , music will be played by Marie I Marietta and Dorothy Jean Tou-hy. Pinal Plans For ' Parke Kehool Itevlew Final plans for the all-county review of the Parke County Schools to be held Sunday afternoon. April 7, at the Rltz Theater were made by the program committee at a meeting held this week. It was decided that an all-county band would represent the instrumental work this year instead 62. serf 63. primary color 64. swards VERTICAL 1. Roman domestic bowl 2. places of combat 3. observe 4. Scotch caps 5. perceive by the senses 47. the turmeric 48. international language 49. cypnnoid fish. 50. goddess of the dawn 52. exist 53. annexes 55. gain 57. Gaelic 69. river-duck 60. native metal 61. row f having both an all-county band and orchestra on the program as , In previous years. The program will begin at 1 o'clock and will accepted the hazards in an effort which, if it fails, will definitely shorten the war." Washington, Rep. John M. Costello - (D-Cal.), on return from tour of fighting fronts: "We can't help but realize that there are many tough fighting days ahead and the present (Nazi I offensive indicates the fact that Germany is far from licked." Washington, Rep. Thomas A. Jenkins of Ohio advocates a food czar: "A single individual, free from the administration's whims, could coordinate and regulate all ramifications of the food industry, eliminating many shortages and providing bet-; ter distribution." Leyte, Gen. Douglas MacArthur in announcing the end of the campaign on Leyte: "Gen (Tomoyuk) Yamashita has sustained perhaps the greatest defeat in the military annals of the Jap Army." Washington Sen. Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee: "We must never again let the Japs break out in the Pacific. We don't want any territory in Europe, but we must protect ourselves in the Orient." Washington, War Production Chairman J. A. Krug: "We must prepare to fight the kind of war we have been fighting in the last two months for the next year, or as long as it takes." Answer to yesterday' puzzle. iBI RIP U RPlL A PrS3 T A 6 S'l) A'om 7. e'it r.cn oper alic sine 8. meadow 9. beard 10. determine 11. negot.ates 20. hypothetical force 22. river in Bohemia 25. titled men 27. Middle Western state (abbr.) 28. Fall flower 30. three-toed slotlis 33. target 35. musical pipe 36. welcomed 37. sea brigand 38. positive poles 39. bone (anat.) 41. rented 42. trainers 45. Spanish gentleman 46. negative 49. Island (poet) 51. series 54. diminutive for Daniel 56. before &. city in Brazil HORIZONTAL 1. gone 5. dry, as wine 8. endure 12. space 13. geological ago 14. large-mouthed Jug 15 abound 16. nothing 17. poker stake 18. within 19. distress call 21. strength 23. symbol for tantalum 24. short sleep 26. ladies oi title 28. high, in music 29. on the ocean 31. toward 32. allays 34. Independent Ireland 36. gravel 37. analyze 39. correlative of either 40. dissolve 43. those in power 44. Prussian city lust about three hours. Each high school will be represented. Donald Wilson of Bloomingdale is chairman of the program committee which Includes all the music teachers of the county. Pei-MHials Miss Jane Van Horn of Sullivan Is to come here with her mother, Mrs. Sarah Van Horn, and family of South Fifth Street. Earl and Roy Hobson of Chicago are spending their Christmas vacation visiting friends and relatives here and in Marshall. Miss Loretta Cogan of Fairfield. O. has arrived to visit her mother, Mrs. Catherine Cogan, and family, over the holidays. Lynu Dallagiacomo of St. Charles, Mich, is spending the Christ-j i" LEG AN C rrpOPOR DE R L V E dRjOlV JJN1G dIeIT R A JL NHklElSjETT SIR e k A fjno r3K3 ClHjA P E L jlRlA I E jU L TW eng. k 5MGA IJ! I NlfJ Aj.aClojNfiSMkM p eTe LtirfOittSA l Vk 1Z-I9 Avrrase time et selotloa: 2S minetes. Put. by King Features SUdtcste, Inc. urn iwum aiwuabv a

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