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PARIS HAS* TEXAS t •«««•* thnwlwMNhr*ft to H, tew M. north portion* twrtm. OKLAHOMA i »l*ht; UttU chMtt* U BttU tottiwnttr* eha««« to Fr«tt Mt4 Wkta W«fM N«w« Setvic. (AND THE DIMNEB HO«N) FINAL EDITION lt« AUGUST • M T W T f • MI iirurii 17 tSfM 111 M| M jXjTi Hi t* 3«1 31| I I I I PARIS, TEXAS, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 14, 1942 EIGHT PAGES ESTABLISHED IBM lifensive Shows Increasing Power If U. S. Forces Analyst Cites Diversity Of Operations Reds Hold Stoutly On Stalingrad Approaches BY DE WITT MACKENZni Wide World War A»»ly»t The outstanding development Simons tiie big eventi which are foiling up in all parts of our war- lorn globe is Uncle Sam's acquisition finally of the strength to as- ame the offensive in widely sep[ theatres. This eagerly awaited moment Irrives as the war is rushing to peak of the crisis in what may lasily be the decisive year. The Lltimate outcome of the conflict fnay well depend on what hap- iens in the few remaining weeks Before winter throws a barrier in front of the onrushing Hitlerites, very ounce of fighting strength ch the Allies can produce right is worth a hundred-weight ... months hence. Further indication of Uncle Yarn's increasing power comes from the disclosure that United tates fighter planes are for the .irst time operating on a large Icale against, the Huns in Western Europe. Our forces are striking from bases in Britain. . Meantime American Marines, backed by our own and Allied arships and aircraft, are in the .uidst of a daring offensive against the Japs in the Solomon Islands. W at latest reports were getting khead with the jA of wresting highly important strategic points \rorn the enemy in the Tulagi ton" Big bomb'.TS, handled by hur'own men, are making fierce Ivar against the Axis in the Mediterranean area, and far afield in hina are hammering the Japs. ;p among the fog-shrouded Aleu- -ians a task force has been busy Iigainst enemy units which mar>- liged to get a foothold on isolated that full Caucasus Troops Fall Back Before Nazi Drive To Sea Russians Knock Out Enemy Tanks And Destroy 2 Companies MOSCOW, Ked Army held stoutly on the approaches to Stalingrad Friday and claimed impressive successes northwest of Moscow but the Soviet Information Bureau acknowledged thai Russian troops iri the Caucasus had fallen back, before Nazi columns driving toward the Black Sea port of Novorossisk and the Grozny oil fields. The bureau's noon communi- que reported that Russian artillery, pounding away at steadily attacking German forces on the flanks of the Stalingrad front had knocked out more than 100 enemy tanks, 35 armored cars and 350 trucks. AH the enemy assaults were r«- pulsed with heavy losses, tv,'o complete German companies being wiped out in one attack anc 600 men being killed in another the bulletin declared. Unofficial advices, however reported later that the Germans actually had broken through and reached the Don below Kletskaya 75 miles northwest of Stalingrad only to be hurled back by a fur ious Russian counter-attack. The futile break-through, thesi Have Ball Rolling Now this doesn't mean Jncle Sam has come into trength or anything like it. On A contrary he Is just beginning ."/pel the swell of his muscles. 3ut it docs mean that we finally 'lave the ball rolling. The diversity of America s oo- r-rations. which literally circle the Ivorld. emphasize the fact that this Is a global war in full meaning of Vhe term. It shows us how impos- (iible it is to dissociate any one ihenter from the rest. It makes MACKENZIE. Page 3, Col. 2 itlantic Charier : aith Reaffirmed FDR Says Basis For Better World 'When Victory Comes' advices said, was by massing great accomplish^ numbers o tanks on a narrow sector. Th Red Army's counter-attack wa said to have separated the tanks from following foot troops, wh were mopped up by Russian in fantry. (The German controlled Pari radio reported that part of Stal ingrad was in flames after in tensive Nazi air attacks). Northwest of Moscow the Rus See RUSSIAN, Page 8, Col. 2 O'Daniel Moves Southward; Allred Is In Farming Area Senator Says Cable Company Example Labor Racketeering By J. B. KRUEGER HICO, Texas, W— For 31 minutes of his *'6-minute campaign speech here Friday Senator W. jee O'Daniel banged away at la>or racketeers, quoting a newspa- ser story to condemn the necessity for Navy operation of the General Cable Corporation in New Tersey. Townspeople crowded together on the shady side of Main street 0 hear him. Some of the ladies sat in cars in mid-street, calmly working their knitting needles as ,hey listened. Senator O'Daniel cited the Cable Company's troubles as an example of what labor leader racketeers can do to harm the war effort. He held up a Fort Worth Star Telegram and from it read where the President had called out the Navy to run the plant. "At a time when the Navy is urgently needed to light the Axis powers, here is President Roosevelt, the most burdened man in the world, weighed down with the job of fighting the war, having to take up his good time in forcing 1,000 men to work," he said. The Senator also said government reports showed that last June there were twice as many men out on strike as in May, "proof that the communistic racketeers will go to any lengths to weaken this nation so they can take it over." O'Daniel added that "we know we have lost every major battle in this war because we didn't have enough high-powered weapons and enough equipment. 1 knew long before Pearl Harbor that we couldn't win a war with Former Judge Says Moody Men Now In His Camp BY LEDGERWOOD SLOAN CENTERVILLE, Tex., (<P) —James V. Allred said here Fridaj that if he "called the names o all the Senators who voted with the isolationists against Presiden Roosevelt I would be accused o mudslinging." He referred obviously, without naming his run-off opponent, to Assistant Division Commander For Maxey Reports Gen. Brown Comes To Camp Here From Washington Brig. Gen. Lloyd D. Brown, designated by the War Department to be Assistant Division Commander o£ the 102nd Infantry Division, Camp Maxey, reported lor duty Wednesday. General Brown was on duty at Headquarters of the Army Ground Forces in Washing- Ion, D. C., prior to being ordered to Camp Maxey. He was born July 28, 1892, in Sharon, Georgia, and attended the public schools of that town. In 1908 he graduated from Richmond Academv in Augusta, Georgia, the four years from 1908 to 1912 were spent in attendance at the naming ms run-on oppoucut, , university of Georgia at Athens, the stand of Senator W. Lee , „„„ , / ^^-,,, aA «,« j Qm -,,,, nf O'Daniel against extension of the Selective Service Act four months before Pearl Harbor. The crowd around the shady courthouse square, cooled by a brisk breeze following showers, applauded frequently. Allred also expressed regret "that any man who has been Governor of Texas would refer to another former governor as a 'little squirt.' " Attorney John Adkisson introduced Allred by pointing out he had spoken in Leon County in every state campaign he had made while his opponent had never stopped here. The candidate, outlining his pension record, charged his opposition with "putting one old fellow up to asking me a question at Palestine." "And when he was asked what the question was, he couldn't remember," Allred declared. The speaker said he wanted to go to Washington and be like Senator Sheppard who never called people he was sent up'there to work with pie-eaters." James V. Allred, voicing renewed encouragement over reports that "practically all the former Texas with millions of dollars to defeat him. were using Hitler tac- See O'DANIEL, Page 8, Col. 7 Claim Negro Soldier's Civil Rights Violated WASHINGTON, W—Attorney brought directly into court WASHINGTON, — On the , i.irst anniversary of the signing of hie Atlantic charter, President Roosevelt reaffirmed Friday his [faith in its eight cardinal pnnci- ilcs as the basis for a better and |happier world "when victory come?." , _ . The Chief Executive and Prime ...inister Winston Churchill of [England penned their names on he historic declaration at a sec-,-et meeting at sea exactly a year laRO. when the United States still Iwat'ched the war from the side- nes. Since then, all the United Intions have accepted its enunc- .ion of post-war aims as a ^foundation upon which a perma- Inent peace must rest. I "When victory comes,' Mr. iRoosevclt assorted in a message Ito Churchill Friday, ' "we shall Island shoulder tn shoulder in •seeking to nourish the great ideals If or which we fight. It is a worth- Pwhile battle. It will be so recog- Inized throuch all the ages, even I amid the unfortunate peoples who (follow false Rods today. ft reaffirm our principles. iT'ncv will bring us to a happier General Biddle announced Friday that the government had initiated Federal Court action against two Beaumont, Tex., police officers for violating the civil rights of a Negro soldier. Biddle said he had ordered the filing of an information in federal district court at Houston against policemen Clyde Brown and Billy Brown for mistreatment allegedly dealt Private J. Reco on July 28, after Private Reco was ordered off a bus for taking a seat reserved for white passengers. The soldier was beaten when he alighted from the vehicle and while being taken to police headquarters was shot twice, Biddle said in a statement released by the Office of War Information. The defendants will be taken into custody "as soon as practicable," Biddle said, and will be charged with a violation of the civil code which provides that no citizen shall be deprived of his civil rights "under the color of state laws." Biddle said he had acted upon request of the War Department. The offense is a Federal misdemeanor, and as such may be through the fOing of an information without recourse to grand jury proceedings. Maximum penalties upon conviction are one year's imprisonment or 81,000 fine, or both. The Justice Department's statement given out by OWI gave this account of the incident: ' The information charges that Reco was ordered off a Beau- See NEGRO, Page 8 Col. 8 farming sections of East Texas Friday. The apparently tireless candidate wound up a day of strenuous speaking engagements at a patriotic rally at the Tomato Bowl here Thursday night. Crying "God Bless the Russians who "have held the lines of religion and decency against the Nazi hordes," he refrained from discussing politics. Allred was introduced at Jacksonville by Mayor Tom Acker as "one of the greatest governors of this state." here he received the degree of achelor of Arts. Prior to World War I, General •rown was an instructor at Georia Military College, Milledgeville, jeorgia. In 1917 he attended the Third rovisional Officers' Training ourse at Fort Leaven-worth, Cansas, and was commissioned econd Lieutenant of Infantry on une 5, 1917. First Assignment General Brown's first assignment was to the 61st Infantry of 5th Division. He served with hat unit throughout World War except for a period when he vas an instructor. at an Officers' Candidate School in Langres, 'ranee. During the greater part f the period he commanded an n fantry Company. After the Armistice of Novem- er 11, 1918. General Brown re- oined the 5th Division in Bel- ;ium and returned to the United States with that unit in July, 1919 Shortly after returning to the United States, General Brown hen a Captain, was assigned as nstructor in the Reserve Officers [Yaining Corps at Riverside Mil- tary Academy, Gainesville, Ga. He attended the Company Of- icers' Course at the Infantry School, Fort Benning. Georgia, in 1922 and 1923. and then became an instructor in Infantry Weap' ons at that School for a period o x>ur years. In 1928 he completec :he Advanced Course of the Infan- ;ry School and was then orderec as" a student to the Command and general Staff School. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he graduated in 1930. In Philippines The next two years were spen as Company Commander and as Plans and Training Officer of. th 45th Infantry in the Philippine Is- Spontaneous comments proval from a Palestine These, in brief, are the charter's eight principles: No territorial or other aggrand- lizement. No territorial changes not in ac- Jcorrt with the freely expressed (wishes of the peoples concerned. Respect f° r the rights of all- peoples to choose their forms of government. Equal access by all nations to world trade and raw materials. _ Fullest international economic 1 collaboration. Establishment of a peace assuring safety to all nations and freedom from want and fear to all men. Freedom of the seas. Abandonment of the use of force among nations: disarmament | of those threatening aggression. A year ago, the President recalled, nations fighting for their existence against a "common, barbaric foe" were units or small groups. Now these nations and groups of nations in all the continent':, he said, have formed » great union of humanity, dedicated to realization of the program n{ purposes and principles of the Atlantic Charter. tfirouHh t Tic- Wolfe City Mill Destroyed By Fire • Company Uncertain As To Replacement Of Structure GREENVILLE, iVT»—Officials of the Kimbell - Diamond Milling Company were uncertain Friday whether they would be able to replace the company's main plant uf the mill at Wolfe City, destroyed by fire Thursday night «t a loss estimated fit $250,000. Fifty families in the small town \vere affected by the fire which stai ted at the rear of a warehouse, swept over the entire plant and threatened three newly constructed grain elevators. One employe whose name was not learned was forced to crawl to safety through the top of an elevator. The mill meal and feed units and a large warehouse were destroyed and throe of 10 steel storage tanks stored to capacity with approximately 250,000 bushels v"»re badly scorched. Six box cars, loaded vith flour iind fe«J re-ady to move, were destroy- Netherlands Fears Big Slaughter Nazis Repeat Death Threats For 1,600 Dutch Hostages LONDON, (/Pi—Official Czzech circles reported Friday the exe cution of 10 of their countrymen on various charges at Prague and Bruenn in two days this week. American sources also reported the execution of a former chief clerk in the United States consulate at Salonika, Greece. A naturalized Greek, he was said to have been shot. among 20 hostages (The BBC. in a broadcast heard in New York by CBS, said also that Belgian patriots were reported to have attacked a German military airdrome in the Liege District, burning four planes and killing 16 Germans, while the Gestapo was said to have arrested 40 workmen in the search for persons responsible for wrecking two blast furnaces in a Be,- gian metallurgies of ap- crowd Thursday helped Allred drive home his arguments regarding why he should be elected over Senator W. Lee O'Daniel. Speaking on a street corner Allred was challenged regarding his pension statements for the first time since he opened his runoff drive. John Evans, a pension recipient shouted a Question as Allred tolc him he had borrowed money as Governor to pay old folks pensions for 90 days until monej from taxes became available. Evans was answered by another pensioner, J. D. Rodgers. who declared that Allred's explanation was correct. Evans departed with Ihc comment that he "didn't get it and ain't got it yet." Started Pensions The exchange of views camr- while Allred was telling how af Governor he "started old a so pen sions in Texas" and called on State Senator Clay Gotten to ben: witness. "Absolutely right," was Cot ten's comment as the speaker de clared that for five years all Tex as pension money was raised un der his administration as Gover nor and matched by Federal cash "I borrowed three million dol lars to feed you old folks." Allre' said as he pointed at Evans. "Af See ALLRED, Page 8, Col. 3 Battle Of Solomons Surges Over Wide Area Allies Blast Reinforcement Reinforcements Get To Malta Despite Sea Battle Mediterranean Fight Costs British Two Cruisers, But Planes Reach Destination LONDON, <JP) — One of the. Known Axis losses include two greatest sea and air battles of the j submarines sunk and two cruisers hit by torpedoes, said the Admiralty's communique which Friday Mediterranean has cost Britain he cruiser Manchester and the ircraft carrier Eagle, but resulted in delivery of reinforcements and new planes for Malta and ,aw Italy's cruisers again turn •ail and run, according to the British Admiralty. See ASSISTANT, Page 8, Col. 3 First Suit On Steel Sales Filed Is Aimed At Halting Progress Of Black Market CLEVELAND. ,/Pt— James C. Greuner. regional attorney for the Office of Price Administration, said the first suit aimed at halting "black market" steel sales would be filed Friday in Federal Court here. The OPA attorney .said the civil action would seek to restrain Willard Markle. a Cleveland steel buyer, from purchasing steel from warehouses and | reselling at prices in excess o-f the ceiling. Greuner declared the suit resulted from investigation of statements by Andrew Jackson Higgins, New Orleans shipbuilder, before a congressional inquiry at Washington. Greuner added the injunction suit specifically charged Markle 141 Officers Assigned To Maxey Listed Names Of Those At Camp Are Released Friday Names of 141 officers assigned to the 102nd Division at Camp Maxye were released Friday by Lt. Col. E. B. Thayer, Public Relations Officer. The officers include 92 for Infantry, 33 for Field Artillery, seven for s t h e Quartermaster Corps, five for the Corps of Engineers and four for the Medical Corps. i They include these Infantry officers: Col. Cecil J. Gridley, Col. Bernard F. Hurless. Fairbury, Neb.; Col. H. H. Davis, Fayetteville, Ark.; Lt. Col. Randolph Gordon, Lt Col. Karl V. Palmer, Lt. Oo). Cecil R. Everett. Huntington, Ind.; Lt. Col. Henry A. Goss, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Lt. Col. John S. Switzer. Jr., Lt. Col. Leo W. Banks. South Boston, MP.SS.; -Lt. Col. James C. Reed, Ft. Smith, Ark.; Lt. Col. Maurice S. Kerr, Lt. Col. Henry C. Campbell, Chicago, 111.; Maj. Donaid R. Patterson, Washington, D. C.: Maj. Clyde Van Cleave May. Maj. G. E. Roberts, San Bernardino, Calif.; Maj. Ernest A. Sallec, Maj. Walter J. Skelley, Cresskill, N. J.; Maj. Moffat G. Bonner, Maj. Clinton R. Parker, Portland, Me.; Maj. William F. Danskln, Maj. Joseph H. Chaille, New York. N. Y.; Maj. Edgar C. Kelley, Scottdale, Pa.; Infantry Captains Capt. George B. Robinson, Capt. Donald M. Odcll. Sioux City, Iowa; Capt. Jerome S. .Slutter. Scranton. Pa.: Capt. George W Crawford, Statesville, N. C.; Capt. Glen A. Slaughter, Lake Charles, La.; Cnpt. George Cas-sett. Somerset. Pa.; Capt. Claude L. Crawford, San Francisco. Calif.; Capt, T. J. Lichen. Omaha, Neb.: Capt Foster F. Kerr, Sioux City, Iowa: Capt. Helmuth F. Stude, Baltimore, Md.: Capt. Edward W. Clark; Capt. AVoodrow W. Bledsoe, Arkadelphia, Ark.; Capt. Francis L. Cawood, Winchester. Ky.: Capt. Ralph L. Webb, Dublin. Ga.; Capt. William L. Davis, Capt. Hamlin N. Iverson, Alvar- See OFFICERS. Page 3, Col. 5 gave the first official Allied account of the battle which had been in progress since Tuesday. The Admiralty intimated that the convoy might have suffered further losses or damage, saying "it is not to be expected that extensive and dangerous operations of this type, carried out in close proximity to enemy bases, can be completed without loss." It declared, however, that published Axis claims were known to be exaggerated. Combined German and Italian claims included: sunk, three cruisers, two destroyers, 21 merchant ships and the aircraft carrier Eagle: damaged, one battleship, wo aircraft carriers, including he U. S. aircraft carrier Wasp. and "numerous other steamers and men-of-war." Originally, however, the Germans had claimed only 21 merchant ships were in the entire convoy. With the exception of the Eagle and the Manchester apparently in the same action, there has b<:en no confirmation of these Axis claims from any source. The Manchester was a 9,400:on cruiser, completed Aug. 4. 1938. Her peacetime comnlement was 700 men. The Admiralty disclosed that many of her crew were rescued and others may have reached French Tunisia, near where she went down. The Admiralty account said m part: "Measures taken by the enemy consisted of packs of U-boats, large numbers of torpedo-carrying and dive-bombing aircraft and strong forces of E-bonts (torpedo boat?) operating in the central narrows. "A force of enemy cruisers consisting of ships armed with 8-inch and fi-inch guns concentrated in the Tyrrhenian Sen and steered to the southward xs if to attemnt to interfere with the passage of our convoy. "The enemy cruiser force, however, never rame within range of our ships and turned back on be- ine attacked by aircraft. Results of this attack were not observed. awaited ot the XXX "Reports were considerable air operations carried out by Naval aircraft and aircraft of the Royal Air Force. "Destruction of one U-boat has already been announced, and it now is certain that at least one more has been sunk." Ships Of Enemy Drive Home Three Attacks Against Japs At New Guinea GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Australia, W) —The battle of the Solomon Islands exploded over a broadening area of the South Seas Friday with. Allied bombers blasting away at Japanese warships and transports apparently trying to reinforce garrisons hurled out of three coastal areas by United States Marines. Allied flying fortresses and medium bombers caught the enemy vessels in New Guinea waters, west of the Solomons,. Thursday and drove home three separate attacks, a headquarters com- munique reported. Bad weather prevented the pilots from observing the full extent of the damage. News of the and fighting still was meager as the battle of the Solomons entered its second week, and Washington's Navy communi- que said only that operations wert continuing. There was every indication nevertheless that this first Allied offensive of the war had now grown into a clash of major proportions and one which might alter the whole course of the Pacific struggle. Jap Report on TJ. S. Ixuses (The Japanese reported—without confirmation from any Allied source—that their forces in the Solomons action had sunk 13" British and American cruisers, nine destroyers, 10 transports 'and three submarines; had damaged one cruiser, three destroyers and one transport; and shot down 58 planes. Japanese losses were given. as two cruisers slightly damaged and 21 planes lost. U. S. Admiral Ernest J. King announced last Monday that Allied losses then include'd a cruiser sunk and two cruisers, two destroyers and * transport damaged. (Tokyo's claims recalled its extravagant reports of Allied losses in the Coral Sea and Midway battles, which bore no resemblance to the -facts. Both of those battles resulted in Japanese defeats.) The headquarters communique said that during the first of Thursday's attacks on the Japanese ships off New Guinea, six Japanese Zero fighters challenged a flight of flying fortresses and that two enemv craft were shot down and Censorship Is Necessary-Price Official Says It's Vital Weapon To Hamper Enemy INDIANAPOLIS. Director with disposing of 160,000 pounds ! of Censorship Byron Price de- of steel to the Hiptgins firm at scribed censorship Friday as a excessive price?. The Germans factory). were said to hold 1,600 hostages. Even as the deadline drew eu. Officials feared • .horUfe of materials wouM prevtnt it the saboteurs who a Netherlands train near there were new reports of continued sabotage. The Germans announced that four persons were arrested in an attempt to blow up a Nazi-controlled radio station. None of the Nazi briadcasts here specified the number crl hostages whose lives would be forfeited wrecked week ago failed to surrender. An undisclosed number of German troops were killed in the wreck. The Norwegian government in London said it had been unable to learn yet what punishment if any had 'been inflicted on some 900 men, women and children who were arrested in Oslo Aw*. } for wearing flowers to commemorate the birthday of K»«| ~ ODT To Permit Free Flow Of Yule Gifts And Cards WASHINGTON, </P> — Merry Christmas from the ODT: Despite the transportation problem, there won't be any government restrictions on Christmas packages next yuletidc, nor on Christmas cards. That was the answer of the Oi- fice of Defense Transportation Thursday when government agen- Kansas Supreme Court Goes In For Poetry TOPEKA, Kas., (AV-Poetry became part of the Kansas Supreme Court records Thursday. An attorney against whom disbarment proceedings were ordered by the board of bar examiners said in his formal answer: "T deem it not unfitting, in the word* of Kinfly Bruce, too: "Bid them defiance stern and high "'And five them in their throats "necessary evil of wartime," but declared that it was a vital weapon to attack and hamper the enemy and one which would be used in an American way for military reasons alone. "In a Democracy, the public is entitled to know about the t'-"'C'*. realities of this war, and it musv not be subjected to such a blackout of news as now prevades totalitarian countries," he said in an address prepared for a meeting of and airplane parts weren't com- ; thp lndiana state Bar Association. cies were asked whether carloads of Christmas mail still would be permitted to roll across the country as in the days when munitions County Valuations Increased Little Tax Rate Remains At 80c Although New Projects Opened Lamar County's budget for 1943, three damaged. Enemy Fighters Destroyed Seven Zeros engaged medium bombers in the second attack and one of the enemy fighters was destroyed. The third Allied attack was carried out without interference. All the Allied planes returned to their bases, but some sustained damage. The Japanese vessels attacked in New Guinea waters presumably were heading toward the Solomons from Salamaua, their chief: base in New Guinea, or from Ra- baul or Gasmata, in New Britain. All three of the enemy-held ports have been pounded during Allied aerial assaults which started against Japanese communications and reinforcement bases listing an 80-cent tax rate, was j s j mu it a neously with the attack on approved Thursday by the county thc So i ornons . commissioners. Unofficial reports here said the Valuations wore raised only { Marines were striking deeper into slightly m the budget. The val-j the jungles after wresting beach- uation estimate was $21,315,520, heads f rom the Japanese on +hree as compared to $21,313,415 last year. Although several new projects have boon undertaken by thc county, the tax rate was not raised. In addition to opening a federal food stamp office and health i ... , , unit, thc county has added cm-] |n NeW JCTSey IS ployes and raised salaries of; some employes. Solomon Islands—believed r.sre to be Florida, Guadalcanal and Malaita. Strike-Bound Plant Seized By Navy "We siinply cut expenses here I and there to balance the budget i BAYONNE, N- J.. 13*—The and keep from increasing the tax j Navy Friday seized the strike- rate," County Judge E. F. Harrell explained. According to County John S. Baker, who ass:.* bound bayonne plant of the Gen, era! Cable Corporation and an- Auditor Bounced it would reopen the fac- the peting for space. The postoffiee department said it hadn't thought about the matter yet, but ODT already had delved into the problem and come up with the answer given above. The bundles for soldiers and kinfolk will move mainly in boxcars, ODT said, and it appears there will be "a comtoi table supply" of such cars even though "open-top" cars, like coal cars and flatcars, are in direst need. Christmas cards travel in railway express cars, also plentiful enough. But ju*t one reminder—the War Department last Sunday advised early mailing of those all-important bundles for the fighting men judge in preparing the budget. ,~r.c of the principal "cuts'; was in the road and bridge fund, which was levied at 25 cents, instead of 30 cent.-;. Taxes were levied at $170,524.16 for '43. Collections of li>4l taxes amounted to S137.lfi8.38. leaving $33.338.*'! riflinfjuont. The de- I t»ry at 3 p. m. (Central War •In its approach to this problem," he added, "the government has followed consistently th» Democratic belief that American news columns and American broadcasting can remain the freest in the world and still keep vital information from the enemy." Price praised the "loyal coop- eration'' of newspaper publisher ... and radio broadcasters, saying j deomrd $78,000 _m bonds ^urm; that it had been so universal tlu.t "incalculable good is done every day by th e withholding of inform- about troops and ships, and "Any interference with the operation of this plant Is an offens* against the United States," said-, posted by G. Bowen. A Navy spokesman said, however, there were no present intentions of bringing in sailors or sol- linqutnt collection was S24.538.22, diers to enforce the order because making the total collection of | compliance appeared a foregone taxes $161.707.10. conclusion. Auditor Baker pointed out the five-year average for tax collections" in Lamar County is 98.7 percent. The budget's statement of in- rovp.ils thf county re- Democratic Convention May Not Meet In Austin AUSTIX, '•?'•—-A piwtxvt that .. , ,.;o Democratic S:a!e Convention the past year, leaving SI,340,0001 s ,,- t for Sept. 8 might be switched outstanding. ! from Austin developed Friday. Besides ad valorem t<i.\cs. th*>{ Chairman J. A. Phillips of the committee said hi» . revcn(lfl inp , udc n {ax , u ^\, Tn ^ wa , exr^nencin* dilficul- munitions and tanks and planes. , f omipatlori tax, auto license,! ties m planning housing »rr«ng*- Simultaneously, he i n «H» ri?< M officers' fees. State of Texas 14-lments for delegates here, whether it "is too much to ask that! ccn | p^,,, ca pjta into salary fund,! Facilities here have been sem*- the process now be carried on? I f ef j pra | board bill, hospital col-1 what taxed since the tctivitBtWl step further and that the public j Actions and interest on invest-1 of th* 95th Infantry Division M •«^.<t« _-.-.^: *^«U*A >Mft itijan m n ftYi lit * * T I •MM<*WV*«< C-MWD vWlilh p«ticip»t« jmentt.

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