The Paducah Sun-Democrat from Paducah, Kentucky on September 6, 1942 · 18
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The Paducah Sun-Democrat from Paducah, Kentucky · 18

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Sunday, September 6, 1942
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SEPTEMBER 6, i;M V I JC p AL i I J Pa( BA h GO er Ac 22 1937 dii he 29! Japanese Occupy Several Islands In Sunda Group By HAROLD GCARD SOMEWHERE IN AUSTRALIA, Sept. 5-(U.R Japan, seeking to strengthen Its position In the rone northwest of Australia, has occupied several Islands in the lesser Sunda group extending westward from Netherlands Portuguese Timor, it was revealed today. Japanese reports broadcast by Axis radios said enemy landing parties had been sent from Timor to take over the islands. Only Lomblen Island was mentioned specifically as having been occupied but it was indicated that other islands, in the group, such as Flores, Andonara, Solar, Pantar, Alor and possibly Wetar and Kam-bing farther east had probably been taken or would be. Previously Japan had occupied the Tanlmbar, Kai and Aroe groups between Timor and New Guinea. . News of the occupation explained the persistent reconnaissance of Allied planes over the northwestern! zone, reported each day witnout comment in Oen. Douglas MacAr-thur's communiques. Apparently the Japanese,- smarting under humiliating defeats in the Southern Solomons, where United States Marines had established offensive bases, and in the Milne Bay area of New Guinea, where Australians had smashed an Important invasion force, thought it wise to guard against a possible Allied attack from the northwest Australian zone. Though the new occupations brought the enemy no nearer to Australia, the Japanese hold on the eastern tip of The Netherlands East Indies was strengthened and there were new forces to back up the Japanese at Timor. MacArthur's communique today, after reporting the usual reconnaissance over the northwestern zone, reported that an- Allied medium bomber unit had attacked a Japa-. nese cruiser southeast of New Guinea with unknown results. Illinois Draft Heads Will Meet Today To Discuss Problems SPRINGFIELD, 111., Sept. 5-U.R) State Selective Service officials have been notified to meet here tomorrow to discuss the state's manpowef- situation, according to an announcement by State Director Col. Paul G. Armstrong:. It is ber lieved the meeting will be in relation to drafting of 1-A men before calling on men in the 3-A group, men with collateral depend ents and married men. Armstrong, who will preside at the meeting, .said he will discuss with-22 officers on duty at Springfield and . Chicago, recent confidential information received from, headquarters at Washington. Also slated -for discussion, Armstrong said, are "various current problems concerning Selective Service administration." Because much of the discussion at the meeting will be confidential, no report of the proceedings, Armstrong said, will be available for the press. It was said the meeting, which will be held at the Hotel Leland, will ' last through Sunday afternoon. OFFICES TO CLOSE FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 5 (IP) States oLices will be closed Monday for Labor Day. The local post olfice will make no deliveries that day. Everything Safe But A Jap! 3 HOUR PARKING 10c SMITH PARKING LOT 1 18-122 So. 3rd Sr. i 'We'd Hate Moidered Item Bums; If We'd Had Acic Tanks By HARRY CROCKETT CAIRO, Sept. 5 Buck Private Barney Rossi of Brooklyn came out of the desert today after a battle in " which American armored forces whipped a German tank outfit and, with true Brooklyn spirit, had this to say: "If we'd had our newest tanks, we'd have moidered dem bums." Rossi and his comrades, still wearing their dusty, battle-torn clothes, told of their victorious encounters in the past few days. "We're going back for another crack at Jerry and his pals," said one. The first German attack against the Americans came Just before sundown, said Sgt. Alfred Broer of Randolph; Nebraska. "We had been expecting them all dav and we had all our tanks J mostly General Grants in perfect condition but were under orders to hold fire until the big Mark threes and Mark fours were at close range,-" he went on. It was a thrilling slgnt," put in Sgt. Jerome Petano of Chicago, "to se that wave of tanks coming across the desert. Every gunner had his finger on the trigger and we' just waited for what seemed like hours while the enemy kept coming closer and closer. . Then finally our commander announced, very calmly, 'You may fire now'." 'Then, boy oh boy, did we fire!" Petano said. "We really gave them hell. Even though plenty of their shells bounced off our tanks not a one of our men was killed and very few were injured. After a short time during wmcn the air was filled with shells, and shrapnel, the Jerrys turned around and beat it." In the second battle, which start ed more or less by surprise at 2 o'clock in the morning, Lieut. Allen Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz., and his boys were credited with accounting for a number of German vehicles. Sgt. Clyde Goodnight of Houston, Texas, was in one tank crew credited with definitely knocking out three German tanks in- the first battle and one in the second. "We can't say for sure exactly how many each of our tanks got but we sure gave them plenty of trouble," said Corp. Harcy I. Walters of Butler, Pa. "At daylight after the first battle I know that I saw a number of wrecked German and Italian tanks directly in front of us. Most were German. We held bur fire so long that at times we were shooting at almost point blank range." Almost all of the Americans had their own individual impressions of the fighting but all were agreed on general points. Toughest of all, they said, was the waiting period while they had to hold their fire as the enemy tanks approached. "Believe me I sweat my head off during that period' but once the shooting started everything was great . because we were all too busy to think about anything except shooting those Jerrys up," said one tank-riding doughboy. All were high in their praise of British tank crews working along-, side them. CAIRO, Sept. 5 (Passed By U. S. Military Censor) (U.R) American tank crews who successfully battled Axis armored forces last Monday and Tuesday In the western desert held their fire for so long they feared the enemy had come "too close," Alford Broer, Randolph, Neb., commander of one of the crews hold the United Press today. But Broer's crew destroyed three enemy tanks. "We found American tank crews with this outfit saw plenty of action both Monday and Tuesday," Broer said. "We repelled an enemy attack the first day and counterattacked the following morning. "We waited all Monday for the German attack, which finally started at 5 p. m. We were ready for them and saw numerous enemy tanks advancing. "We waited for the order to fire. CAMPUS STYLED CLOTHES For Going Back to School Styles you young fellows demand. Smart single and double breasted models . . . two and three button styles . . . plaid3, solids, herringbones, stripes . . . shetlands, flannels, worsteds and tweeds . . . so reasonably priced at p $16.50 $19.75 ' $24.75 Buy carefully this fall and winter. Get just what you need, in the best and longest wearing materials and styles. Rosenfield offers you such value-plus price! We -waited so long we thought they had come too close. "Then we opened fire. The fighting raged for more than three and a -half hours and the engagement was broken off at 8:30 p. m. "All four American-manned General Grants were Intact. "We held the same spot throughout the battle, moving slightly to-obtain a better field of fire. My tank put three of theirs out of action. I saw flames pour out of two of them, while the crew of the third bailed out. "The fighting started up again at 8 a. m. Tuesday in another locality, but this time we attacked. They were ready for us and we met terrific fire. . It was an awful hot battle for a half hour, when the fighting , became less Intense. I really think we came off best. "My crew consisted of the driver, Howard Michels, Detroit, Mich., the 'radio operator, Norbert Puqniak, St. Louis Mo., the 75 (cannon) loader, William Rinn, Detroit, and two British gunners who replaced Americans recalled just before the battle. "This was our first battle, but we all were darned calm about it I expected to be excited, but wasn't. We took it real nice, I'd say. I "The British are swell fighters. ! "Though we must not underestimate the enemy, we can handle him any time. I think we gave them more than they gave us and our 'tanks are superior." . Rinn, the American who manned the cannon, said: "I didn't see much I was so busy loading the 75. "Early in the battle our aerial was shot off, while another hit was scored on our turret, but with surprisingly little effect." Rinn said he had not seen any excitement and wants to return to the front, but not as a cannon loader. Corporal Harry I. Walters, Butler, Pa., tank gunner said that "at 2:30 a. m. August 31 we heard Jerry coming." "I was In one tank with a V. S. crew," he said, "the remainder of the squadron was British. "We had been dug in at a position on a hill. We were hit several times as the battle swung back and forth through the day but by S p. m. we had one enemy tank opposing us which had been set afire and burned up while the crews of four other tanks bailed out when they were it. "I personally was In the fighting for three hours, steadily, from evening until dark when our squadron was ordered to withdraw. However, as our radio was damaged, we did not receive the order and stayed on all night, subject to artillery fire. However, we started back the next morning and rejoined our squadron. "On the way back in lorries we were subject to shelling and ma chine gunning from four Jerry tanks. We jumped out, dug trenches with our hands and stayed for two hours. Then the British tanks came up and engaged the enemy. The, British tank crews are tough babies all right. "What I look forward to mostly is a bath which is a luxury on the desert." Walters said his squadron at tacked and knocked out several en emy tankSi Society Of Friends Ends Conference WILMINGTON, O., Sept. 5 (Ff Ninty-three delegates representing 110,000 members of the Society of Friends in the United States ended a five-day conference on post-war reconstruction today with a pledge to seek wider diffusion of the bene fits of this country's productive economy to build a new world. The conference was sponsored, by the American Section of the Friends' World Committee for Consultation and Peace. Delegates also urged recognition of the basic unity of the world- and world reorganization, either through international cooperation or a federated world government with limited and delegated powers. Touching on racial and minority problems, the conference urged In tensifying efforts to bring the full fruits of democracy within the reach of every group in the country. j The F"'wfeff Sizes 7'-Hx6HD i ..00-J0 GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE 614 Jtfftrton . Phone 741 Bill Burnt, Mgr. ; Nazi Roundup Of Jews Is Cause Of 300 Suicides LONDON, Sept. 5 CJ.R Fighting French headquarters said today that a German roundup of Jews in French occupied territory in mid-July : had caused 300 suicides in Paris alone and : had resulted in some of the most terrible scenes of tht war. "Jewish women were oaten to threw; their babies . out of sixth floor windows and jump after them, . screaming wildly . . . Jews were dragged from their homes. Others were ejected from hospi tals . -. . Among patients thrown out of the Rothschild hospital was a cancer case, operated on 12 hours previously, also a Woman beside whose bed police stood while she gave birth to a child," -the Fight ing-French headquarters said in an official, statement. Detailed reports, including eye witness statements, received by secret channels were cited as authority for the statement. It was noted that French people were horrified and that they helped Jews and hindered police. (United Press reports from the French frontier had reported earlier this week that when Vichy, at the demand of the Germans, started a roundup of Jews in unoccupied territory so they could be deported to Eastern Europe, .French people resisted the police.)' Fighting French headquarters said 'the occupied zone roundup was started in earnest July 12, two days before -Bastille Day, the great republican holiday, and that by. Bas tille Day 28,000 men, women and children had been herded into the Princes Park and the Velodrome D'Hiver sports .center, The statement, angrily phrased, called the roundup a "Pogrom" and compared it In horror to the St. Bartholomew massacre of Protestants in France Aug. 24, 1572, when 50,000 ' Huguenots were massacred, though in this case the idea was not to kill but deport Jews, for slave labor for Germany. At the Rothschild hospital, the statement said, a Gestapo agent notorious for. his cruelty -at the Jewish concentration camp at Com-piegne ''personally directed the evacuation with a whip in his hand." . An eye-witness was quoted as saying: . ' ?'I was in a long queue outside a butcher's shop.. A girl about seven years old raced down the street, shouting: . ' - 'Please-give me food for mama. The police are taking he away.' Every woman in the queue gave the girl something' from her shopping bag. . - 'A few minutes later two police men came down the street dragging the mother. Several women clasped the girl, , - "Fear nothing madame, We will take care of your daughter. No thing will happen to her,' the women cried. "The police were revolted by their orders." - After the Papal envoy to Vichy, Msgr. Valerio Valerl, had made one of a number of protests to Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, it was said, the Vichy propaganda min ister issued an order to newspa pers: - 'On no- account should mention be made of the Vatican protest .to Marshal Petain in favor of the Jews of France." "French Catholics demonstrated in several ways that they were aware of the Vatican attitude," the Fighting French statement said. ' . " . ' It was charged that though the Germans had demanded of Laval 10,000 foreign Jews refuged in unoccupied France he had arrested "many times that: number" . and that at least 10,000 already had been deported to Germany. , . "United Press reports from unoccupied France, covering arrests up to 'Aug. 31, said Vichy was having the greatest difficulty rounding up foreign Jews, and that of 13.000 demanded by Germany before Aug. 26, about 6,000 in concentration camps were deported in cattle cars while police had been able to seize only about half of the remainder demanded.) , . Rides With Queen I r ' PRIVATE ORA A. FOSTER (above) who thumbed t ridowMi Queen Mother Mary of England,' said that ho did all tha talking at first and that Hit Quean1 Mathir identified herself when htrcar roachad tha village of hit dtttination. Tha. 22-yoar- ' old tolditr't heme it ntor Pan-'; - tiac, Mich. . .' ' Recruits Are Sought' For Naval Training -School Near Memphis - The Navy's School of Aviation Maintenance at Mlllington, Tenn., near Memphis, needs 10,000 enlisted men between 17 and 45 to train for Aviation Machinist's Mates, Aviation Ordnancemen, and Aviation Radiomen. In addition to this student personnel, instructors and men for the "ship's company" . are needed. . ' r Instructors are the first need and any graduate .of a vocational or trade high school, who Is recommended by officials of the school as teacher material may be qualified to train as an instructor. High School Shop teachers also fall into. this classification. Those accepted as instructors will be sent away for training, some to the Navy's Teacher's School in Chicago. Applicants must have at least a ' high school education. Experience as a teacher of airplane structure, aviation engines or accessories is desirable, : Men for ' the v"shlp's company" needed are 'automobile mechanics, painters, carpenters, plumbers, elec tricians, bakers, and cooks, in fact all men with a trade or desirous of learning, one. Those accepted as members of, "ship's company" will be given about five weeks of training at Great. Lakes. Naval Training School near Chicago before being returned to Mlllington as their first assignment to Help Win This War. !:: Young men desiring to learn one of the trades which are to be taught at the school aviation mechanics, or aviation ordnance will be enlisted as apprentice seamen. They, too, will be sent to Great Lakes Naval Training School for preliminary training. After completion of the courses at Mlllington, many of the graduates will be rated as Petty Officers, third, class. .... The length- of time required to learn these trades varies.. .Aviation Machinist's' Mates will be given a six months' course, and Aviation Ordnancemen will be schooled for four months. - Information may be obtained from the. Navy Recruiting Office, located in me post omce building in Paducah. , Kentuckian. Honored By Gen. , Mac Arthur GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Australia, Sept 5 P) Capt. George E. , Kiser of Somerset, Ky.,. was. one. of -, two United States airmen who received Distinguished Flying Crosses today from Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur. , Kiser's citation for action at Darwin, Australia, in April said: "While commanding a flight of four fighters, Kiser intercepted an enemy formation of 24 bombers. He Immediately , engaged the bombers and at almost the same time was attacked from the rear by twelve enemy fighters. . . "Disregarding the fighters, .; he continued the attacks .on the bombers, disrupting the formationi and succeeded personally in destroying two. He then engaged the fighters in combat and succeeded in de stroying one and then landed his flight intact." . German Losses In . . Russian Campaign Set At 4,200,000 . By United Press . .. , European reports from sources said' to originate within Germany estimated' Saturday that the Nazis have - lost 4,200,000 men killed or wounded so severely as to be per manently nut of action in the Russian campaign up to August 1. 1 1 This 'estimate placed the total German' dead at 1,700,000 and said that from January 1942 to August 1st casualties numbered 710,000 killed, wounded and missing, including 215,000 killed. ; : . -' LOSEUEIGIIT Lose three to Ave pounds while taking one bottle of these tablets. EXCESS FAT is burned np and the absorption of carbohydrates U retarded. Not a " laxative. L No diet Is necessary. Hall Orders Promptly Filled. GMIKGER DRUG ST02E NW To Release TlirMne Cohr American-Japanese t ight In .maicay name By WALTER LOGAN WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 U.R) The lights in the Navy' Depart ments projection room dimmed and went out. Somewhere in the darkness machine bussed and suddenly the beginning of the Battle of Midway flashed on the silver screen. For a time that was impossible to judge It seemed like only secondsone almost lived through the riot of color and noise and death that was a great American victory. Japanese Zero fighters roared In like angry hornets, spitting steel and flaming tracers. Bombers loosed their explosives and the ground shook and trembled. Anti-aircraft guns fired so fast no one could count the rounds. ,-Outnumbered Marine fighter planes took off in a roaring chal lenge. Planes from both sides but mostly Japanese crashed . in flames. Anti-aircraft gunners fired automatically, keeping their eyes trained on the skies and their guns on the Japanese. - One could hear the roar of flames and almost smell the acrid smoke of burning oil stores. The detonation of bombs and exploding oil tanks and the Bound of guns and 3 Charged With Not Registering As Japan's Agents 1JEW YORK, Sept 5 Iff) I Charged with acting as unregis tered agents of the Japanese government and receiving more than $125,000 in cash from the Japanese consulate here, two men pleaded guilty today before a Federal Commissioner and a third was held by Federal Agents.: . -, Joseph Hilton Smyth, former newspaperman and free lance writer, of Old Lyme, Conn.; and Irvine Harvey WiHIams, a British subject, of Noroton, Conn., entered guilty pleas at their arraignment before United States Commissioner Edward H. Fay in Brooklyn. Both, were held in $10,000 bail for grand Jury action. . The third man, Walker Grey Matheson, a former news analyst in the office of the Coordinator of Inter-American - Affairs, was arrested in Washington and was to be taken to Brooklyn for arraignment later. ! . All three were : seized on warrants accusing them of failure to register as agents of a foreign principal, . as required by federal law. and they face a maximum penalty, of ten years imprisonment and $5,000 fines. ' v " : : i ; ' ; P. E. Foxworth, 'assistant director of the FBL said, that most of the $125,000 was paid by the Japanese consulate, for the operation of the magazine "living Age" from June, 1938, to August, 1941, ; In. 1938, Foxworth said, Matheson and Smyth were given $15,000 by Shintaro Fukushima, a Japanese vice-consul in New York, to purchase- the magazine. Fukushima agreed, Foxworth added, .. to pay $500 a month, to Smyth and to make Matbeson's salary the' same amount. , ; ': , The Japanese government also guaranteed the deficit of the publication in . the amount of $2,500 a month, the FBI said, in return for which the magazine was to publish material furnished by the WARREN 120 Bonadway Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted Lens DnpUcated-Frames Repaired LIQUORS We ftatur Kentucky' Fintot Bourboni ' Low Fair Trade Prieti piSKEYH SUIHcRLAhD j 9th 6 Brood war WAR BONDS Surgical bandage are the first essential in the equipment of Army end Navy medical units. Red rvn. units throughout the nation art pro viding much of the necessary quantity, but direct purchase of thousands of rolls is necessary to fill the demand. .- - , Tour Investment in War Bonds and Stamps which goes to help pur chaae bandages may save tht life of an American soldier, sailor or marine. Invest it lent ten percent of your., income every paydty in War Bonds and Stamps and become a proud member of the Ten Portent Club. "Everybody, every payday, Ten Percent," is the slogan on the home front Are yon doing yonr share? : u s Trmilry Dtptrtmtsl DR. W. N. planes made a vast, tmforgettable j super-noise. ' ; .-Navy communiques on the Midway battle could never accomplish what the official color films, made during the actual fighting, did in a few minutes. Those who saw toe pictures fought the battle from beginning to end. - The picture had no plot. It was a plan of battle. First there were the patrol-bomb ers returning with news that an enemy fleet had been sighted. Army Flving Fortresses roared off to the attack and Marine and Navy ngni-ers, bombers and torpedo planes skimmed off the runways. Two young men fired an antiaircraft gun with deadly intensity, From time to time the picture flashed back to them and they gavt one an odd sort of comfort, .firing' steadily and coolly. Later the fleet went into action. The cameraman , was on a carrier and recorded the Navy fighters tak ing oft The anti-aircraft guns fired round after round and one realized what is meant by a "curtain of steel" Japanese planes dodged about and many fell in flames. . - - A few got through, one dropping Eugene H. Patton, Former Paducahan, Dies At Somerset Word was received here Saturday of the death of Eugene H. Patton, 55, a resident of Paducah 15 or, 20 years ago. Mr. Patton was stricken with a heart attack, and died suddenly at his residence in Somerset, Ky Friday. - At the age of 13, he became an employe of B. Weille & Sons, clothiers, where he worked for 25 years. He left Paducah to accept a travel ing salesman's postion with the Storrs-Schaeffer Company of Cincinnati, later going , to Somerset wflere for a number of" years he had conducted a laundry and dry cleaning establishment. .- - : . He was well known politically in that: section, having ' been a city commissioner, a ' member of the school board and of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce. He was an Elk and a Mason. " -.'- He is survived by his widow and three daughters. Funeral and burial services will be held this afternoon in Somerset. - , , Lincoln Registration Thursday, Sept. 1 0 ; Advance registration for Lincoln high school students will be held on Thursday, September 10. - All pupils who have ' attended ' high school, and all who have been promoted to . the junior-high, are requested by.. E, ..W. Whiteside, prin- Japanese" and adopt a favorable policy on all Japanese questions, Williams later entered the agree' ment and became president and general manager of The Living Age Publishing .Company," Fox- worth said, the three .men holding the . stock of the periodical, which was 'established in May,. 1844 and was one of the oldest monthly mag azines in the United States. : Foxworth said Matheson, who is 40, was born in Alberta, Canada, Smyth; also 40, was born in Plymouth, Mass., the FBI said, and began a writing - career after at tending Harvard University for one year , t - Williams, 39, told the FBI he was born a British subject In Kobe, Japan, .where he lived until 1923. IIOVJ TO ttAKB HZa SAY r s.isf yTwsv ways to ium f. 4 CHARGE ACCOUNT " i . & ' la Due 10th day of - .11 yi second month follow- ' y Bl lng purchase! '.'.. A ' BUDGET . TERMS : J . . As little at $1.25 ff J .Jf ; weekly after down fy payment! -I j 5 LAY-AWAY PLAN j-J If 3a A small deposit 1 all ' J T you need! ' NO EXTRA CHARGES TO VA I sJ Ml 5M!il Movie Of a torpedo. One eould tee f. S. flyers were up against wh they got through to sink four car. riers and damage at least 23 o-.hsr ships. " ; There werea few shots of fka-lng Japanese vessels, but not many. The men bombing the ships were too busy to take pictures. Then the camera flashed back to the. two anti-aircraft gunners on Midway, but this time there was only a crater where they had been. The battle presently was over and -there were scenes on the island. Wounded were placed in ambu. lances. The hospital was a smouldering ruin a few twisted beds and the huge -Red Cross ,on the roof were recognizable. The dead were feeing buried at sea. v : - ' - Some ludicrous birds, called goon-eys, waddling like drunken penguins across the beach sands a ltd the nar-raM travelv said: "These are the natives of Midway. Tojo promised to 11 Derate mem." The film, believed to be the first battle picture ever recorded in color, will be released Thursday to. 15.000 theaters in the United States. The picture was released by request of President Roosevelt. ; Sixteen Merchant Vessels Will Be Launched Monday WASHINGTON, ." Sept. 5-U.f-, The Maritime Commission said today that at least 16 merchant ships will be launched ' throughout the country on Labor Day; The Navy earlier announced that more than 150 naval Craft of all types would be launched or have their keels laid that day. The - Maritime Commission em phasized that no effort was made by it to stage "mass launchings" on the holiday and that the 16 sche duled merchant ship , launchings were those reported up to noon today. . - i'I -:i The commission said it expected September's launchings would ex ceed an average of three a day, or a total of 90 for the month.. The previous record was 71 in July. The August figure was 68.- Monday's launching! will include nine Liberty ships and seven vessels ot other type. . . cipal, M register. The hours for registration will be 9, a. m, to 13, and from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m.. All home-room teachers will be on hand to assist students with their registrations. YOUR CLOTHES SAVE Sending them regularly for . Unique' Cleaning 65c CASH ' & CARRY Unique Cleans- 114 No. 6th Phon f , -1 ) . inj . , f-'--. Ytjti. -w i..A,..,.C. There it one twrt way to moke her dtcidt in your fovoi' buy her a o.!oricy diamond ring from Monoj'! Come in now tee our complete selection of beautiful diamond ringi! Eu-the one of your choice e taty credit ttrmtt 3-DIAMOND SOLITAini Aj exquiiite ngoact ring with three I.--diamondit 14K. Y Gold! usi Your cr- i u w 207 Broadway PHONE 2700 Jrd Ky Ave. Phono (55

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