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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                UNITED WAR CHEST Total Quota Subscribed............. 914.08 SUNDAY "WITHOUT OR" WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 'AS IT VOL. LXIV, NO. 133 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 29, 1944 -THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Anoclatcd Press (AP) Vnlted Press (UP.) PRICE FIVK CENTS FDR Pledges Free Oct. 28 President Roosevelt, declar- ing he was giving Republican orators more opportunities to say "me enunciated tonight a.postwar economy.program with. a goal of close to productive in an America no longer subject to price, production and wage opntrpls. From soldiers field, a tre- mendous stadium on Chica- go's windswept lake front, he delivered .his fifth, major, ad- dress in a campaign he term- Si the strangest he had ever And-, almost entirely, it was 'an exposition of his -eco- nomic thoughts for his coun- try after the war, spiced with Condemnations bs. at his Republican-oppo- sition. He proposed: Congressional' creation of a per- manent fair employment practices committee. .A.' "genuine crop Insurance for farmers and con- tinuation ol a policy ot giving them a chance, to own their own with veterans growing apples Instead of selling them on 'street corners. Expansion of the Tennessee -Valley authority idea Into simi- lar developments for the Mis- souri, Arkansas .and -Columbia river basins. Special capital and credit for business, with every ;ia- ''Wclllly to buy government-owned plants, equipment and inventor- ies. For business large smVsmall encouragement of plant expan- sion and replacement of obso- alete equipmenOwith the depre- 1 Delation rale, on new plants and facilities accelerated' for tax Amplifying his- -point that this is the strangest of. political campaigns, Mr. Roosevelt asserted he had lis- to various. Republican ora.tors urge the people to "throw >ut the present administration and put in the Republicans. In effect, he said, they say just this: "Those incompetent bunglers in f' ishlngton haye passed ai-lofc I'lent '.'social' security and. labor and farm r6Uef.and soil conservation and .rmahy ana we promise if elected not .to change any of them." "And they go en to say: 'These iame quarrelsome, tired old men Tfive built the greatest'military'ma- chine the worm' has ever known, which is lighting its way, to.victory; and II you elect, us, WF. promise not to. change any-oi either.' say these Republi- orators, 'it Is time for a change.' "They also .say In effect: Those inefficient and wom-out 'crackpots'have really .begun to lay the foundation of a lasting world peace. If you elect us, we will not change any of that ci- but they .whisper, It in such a way that we won't lose the support even of Gerald Nyc or Gerald and this Is very won't lose the support of any Tj Isolationist campaign contrlbu- We will even be able to satisfy the Chicago Tribune.' The chief executive repeated and re-indorsed an "Economic Bill of Rights" which he first laid before Congress last January, and added: assure the ful realization of the right to a useful and renum- erative employment, an adequate program must provide America with close to productive jobs." He proposed that govern- ment do its part In helping private enterprise finance plant expansion through normal In- vestment channels. Voicing confidence that for- eign trade can be trebled after the war and provide millions o! jobs, the president said that the demand for Industrial and' farm production must be Increased not at home but also abroad. Never again, he said, must "we In the United States attcnipt to Isolate 4 from (he rest of humanity." Mr. Roosevelt" came to Chicago at the end of a.day-long train trip across the prairie country of Ohio and Indiana, where he waved to potential voters and spoke briefly gt Ft. Wayne, Ind. He came here to give an econom- ic credo: "I believe In free always have. "I believe In .the profit always have. believe that private enterprise can give full employment to our people." To Open Highway Condemnation actions against 11 Taylor county landowners for'right- nay'needed in the "new project to widen and reconstruct.Highway 84 from its intersection with Highway 83, south of Abilene to' the Cole- man county.'line' were -filed Satur- day with County' Judge Carl P. Hul- sey. Actions which involve different amounts of land are against J. M. Hamilton, Oliver Q'Connell, M. H. Witt, I. B. Duck Jr., L. B. Ivey, J. B. w.ilkerson-estate, I..N. Wilker- spn, J. M. Webb, Onyx Refining company..arid J.. C. Raper. have been reached or are-in .process with all .other.land- owners along the route, Judge Hul- sey said. L.. R. Plshar, commissioner precinct four, had. been authorized by the county commissiqners-.court to work out .settlements where pos- sible; The 'right-of-way must be secur- ed quickly, the judge said, since the state intends-to let the con- tract in November if the county ready. ..Commissioners for the condemna- appointed and sworn. In''by Hulsey, are E. B. Kidd of Tuscola, Will Graham of Guion and. Luther Cannon of Lawn. -Hearing on condemnation have been.-set for'in.a. m. Nov.. .9.-in til'. I cpjlnty; TJiese "findings wlir.be filed'with the county 'clerk to do accept them next .stop will be to take tjhe mat- ter'to civil'courts. The Weather, nr.rATiTMF.NT OF COMMERCE U'EATHLIR BUREAU AlllI.SNF. AMP EAST n-llh Illll" I" lemper.turc Sun- di' Monday. VEST cloudy inrt Mnnrtnv. Occasional rains 'TEMPERATURES Sll. -Frl A M. fi.l. I'rl r.M. M M m ..in. 11. M llU-h and low lempcri m.l 8" and "Hunrhr Ihl" mornlnf: Suniel lonlfht; ,17 lo 9 r lokyo Says Entire U. S. Fleet on Move at Leyte By the Associated Press The extent of the disaster suffered by the Japanese fleet in Philippine waters was great, y increased late Saturday as Gen. Douglas MacArthur disclosed .the sinking of two addi- ional cruisers and four destroyers. The General said the entire Japanese task force that penetrated Surigao strait and enter- ed.Leyte gulf near his invasion beachheads was wiped out. Two battleships, one heavy, and one light cruised and six destroyers were sunk in the original action. The remnants limped ves'tward but were disposed of by American airmen as they blasted the two cruisers and 'our destroyers. Many, officers and seamen from the Nippon ships were made prisoners. A check-of communications and eyewitness accounts on the three naval battles within- Philippines seas and south of Formosa, shows 39 Japanese men-of-war were sunk or dam- aged. The 23 listed as sunk were two carriers, two eight cruisers and 11 de- stroyers. Meanwhile Radio Tokyo, heard by London, said Satur- day night that five Yank task forces "probably the whole Pacific are on the move east of Leyte, east of Luzon and southeast of the Philip-' lines'headed from the direc- Allies Race To Close Gap 'PHONEYVILLE MADE IN GERMANY Germans built an.airport on the out- skirts they 'camouflaged hangars and other installations so that they appeared to he innocent civilian buildings, part of the town itself. Part of the elaborate flimflam is shown above, in photos taken after Allies recaptured Wonbiek. At upper left, soldiers look oyer what is apparently a row of small shops with apartments over them. Actually the structure is a stone in .center of photo is its rolling doors. What is apparently an attractive school building, in photo at right, is actually the airfield's traffic control tower. War Chest Drive Goes Over Top Abilene and Taylor county went over their'-1944 War Chest'quota yesterday by a margin.of and several thousand dollars more Is due to be received. E. IV. Berry, general .chair- man, announced headquarters in the WAC Shack, Third and will remain. open: several Abilene Marine ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. Battle-tested Marines have returned to the United States arid will soon be home on furloughs, the Marine corps southern procurement divis- ion announced today Most of this' group are from the Second Marine division which con- quered Tarawa, Salpan and Tiuian A few 'are froni the Third Marine division which recently completed the liberation of Guam, and two are froni the First, Marine division which took Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and Peleliu. They are being re-classified, and re-assigned to stations in the United States before beginning their fur- loughs. Texans Include: Sgt. Eugene Otho Hohmann, 20, Austin. Pfc. James E. Stripling, 23, son of Mrs. Rose Owens, 1209 Cypress St., Abilene. From Denlson: Pfc. Jack Roon- rod, and Sgt. Edward Ernest Fisher, .20. Pfc. Woodrow Wilson Branch, 31, Greenville. Pfc. H. R. Avera, Jr., 20, Palestine. Cpl. A. J, Becker, 20, Waco. Sgt. Morris Ray Gordon, 28, Wichita Fails. Midland Corporal Wounded October 4 MIDLAND, Oct. Leonard H. Miller was wounded In action In Germany, October 4. His wife lives In Midland. Corporal Mil- ler was with General Hodges First army. He is now in a hospital in France. Bjifore entering the army, Cor- poral Millor was foreman of the paint and body shop for the Elder Chevrolet company. :turh In are'urged to do so at bnqe. The 1944 chest campaign., was completed, insofar as quota -Is con- cerned, in IB working days', half the time needed last year to reach the with the National War fund quota of S44.136 there was raised'a'total-of for: Boy Scouts Girl Scouts Young Women's Christian Associa- tion and Salvation Army to meet their needs' for an- other year. Coming at .the mbs.t opportune time, to sliove the campaign- well over the top was from men of. the Training 'Center at Camp Barkeley. Brig: Gen. Roy C. Heflebower, ASFTC commanding general, announced yesterday morning that rsmount had been, subscribed 'and. would be turned Into hesfdqUapters there .would not, -end, .until after Nov. 31i -pay' day.' Additional funds, also'. are due from the Abilene Army Air base, where the solicitation .'has' been in operation for. the 'past two weeks and will be 'continued through Nov. 31." More funds also were due from Merkel arid' other, communities out- side. Abiierie, froinv Hardin-Sim- mpns and McMurry col- lege and from other donors. The women's division of the cam- paign, headed by Mrs. L. E. Dud- BSU CONCLUDES ANNUAL SIATE MEETING TODAY With leaders declaring sessions a- mcng the most'successful'In the his- tory of the organization, the Tex- as Baptist Student union will con- clude .its annual, meeting today at the University Baptist church with three services. Delegates, which number almost will assemble in the Hardln- Slmmons- university stadium at a.m. for a sunrise service to be ad- dressed by Dr. Baker James Cau- then of China. Special music is to be provided .by a.'HSU .quartette and B. O. Baker of East Texas Bap- tist college will lead group singing. Following breakfast in the univer- sity cafeteria, all will attend Sun- day School. Dr. Walter H. McKen- zie, secretary of the United Texas to bring a message, Prediction of Things to Come. Dr. cauthen will teach the girls class and Dr. W. R. White, educational secretary of the Sunday School board of the South- ern Baptist convention and former president of Hardln-Simmons, will teach the boys. The Rev. W. O. Vaugtit, pastor of the University church, will deliver the sermon at the closing session, speaking on Thy Will Be Done. Ralph Langley of Baylor was elected president of the state BSU Saturday, succeeding F r e n c h I e Bramwell of Southwestern Baptist officers are: Inez Sellers, NTSTC, enlistment vice president: Betty Floyd, Texas Tech, social vice pres- ident; Claudia Webb ot Abilene and TSCW, devotional vice president: Evelyn Harris, Nacugdcches, secre- tary; and Darrell Calendar, Hunts- ville, treasurer. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cravens of Hardin-Simmons was named state music chairman and Miss Eva Rudd a faculty adviser. The annual banquet was held last nlRht in the University church, with Bob Denny of Baylor as toastmast- er. Dr. White brought the message and five minute reports on forum sessions were brought by six stu- dents. Motion pictures from.Ridge- crest were shown at the conclusioin. Dr. M. E. Dodd, pastor of the First Baptist church, Shreveport, was a speaker Saturday afternoon, discus- sing Winning a Million. He said the goal of the Southern Baptist convention Is to win a mil- lion souls to Christ by the end of next year. "What could be more he said, "than at Christmas time next year to give a crcwn to Christ on which a million souls are placed. This would be wonderful for our centennial year. "But what could be worse than to find on that crown ft vacant pronge, a pronse vacant because one ley, president of the City Federa tion of Women's had ac- counted for last night Abilene lirms addeA to the list -of 100 percent contributors Saturday were: Tayslee bakery, Montgomery Ward company, West Texas Cotton Oil company, F. W. Woolworlh company, J. tee company.' Th tipn, Included residential 'sollclta public .schools, colleges ark universities arid negroes. The tota quota for these classifications was and.lt was assured this fig- ure would be exceeded this week. Horace Condley, treasurer of the United War Chest campaign, made the following report last night: Contributions in this campaign Credit for excess above quota in 1943 cam- paign Total to date The quotas: National War Local agencies: Boy Girl Scouts Y.W.C.A...... S.OOO'.OO Salvation Army 650.0 Campaign expense Total quotas On hand over 1944 quotas At the end of the 1943 campalgr an excess above the total quotn was on hand. The local commute did not send the War Chest of Tex as the share Jn the county's tota of quotas it would have receive until the beginning of the 194 campaign. Tills was sent n few day ago and most of credited by the Wnr Chest nf Tex as toward the 1944 quota. Under the 1941 agreement wit the War Chest nf Texas the pr rata share due to National War] fund raised in excess of the quota will be sent this year. OnHolland By the Associated Press British and Canadian troops moved swiftly toward the Haas (Muese) and Waal Rhine ast night in a race to close the last escape bridges left to )00 German soldiers retreat- ing northward from a west- ern trap being sprung by the Allies. The Nazis, withdrawing their forces on a large scale, abandoned Bergen op Zoom, one of their most strongly fortilied defense anchors, ind this Dutch city was laken with- out a shot by Canadian units. The previously, stubborn German .defense of Holland crumbled as the British and Canadians tore to pieces the 50-mile Nazi front that- extends from 'S Hertogenbosch to the sea. The German-t5th arras's flight from Wfstern'Holland gave promise to-the' Ailies -of'early use'of the great port of Antwerp, a supply base which will aid-Immehsurftbly in stBpphig-up the Invasion of Ger- many. Allied headquarters an- nounced .Isolated German .batteries at. Vlisslngcn (Flushing) on Wal- chercn island are the sole suns now menacing the port. These units were expected to be wiped out short- A mine-sweeping and dredging job- in the schcldo estuary also must precede Allied ustige of Ant- werp's facilities. Farther south on the western front, the situation was re- ported to be generally unchang- ed in American and French sec- tors of France anil Germany. In the four large Russian armies mounting a new offensive Into Latvia have reached Gcrmnr lines southeast of the Baltic port of Liepaja, Berlin said. The net armies' drive was aimed at trapping many thousands of German troops pocketed along the Baltic coast The Russians scored oilier gains in German East Prussia, Berlin re- ported. Giimbinnen, a road junc- tion town, was under Russian pres- sure and other advances were made west of Ebenrode on the Kaunas- Konigsberg highway. Moscow announced officially last night that Bulgaria had signed an armistice with the Allies following two days of negotiations in the Rus- sian capital. Ill Greece, British land forces and Greek guerrillas engaged retreating German troops in bat- lle near Knzanc, 60 miles north- west of Larisa and 40 miles from the Yugoslav border. Fighting was reported to have iirokcn out in Sallnka. The RAF hit evacuation trains In this area. The distribution of the overage will be as follows: National war lund, C5.7 percent; Boy Scouts, 16.3 percent; Girl Scouts, 3.8 percent; Y.W.C.A. 7.4 percent; Salvation Aclmy 6.8 percent. -Last, niglit's -postings on the Chest bulletin board beside the WAC Shack headquarters at Third and Pine gave the various groups the Theological seminary. Other new of us failed to bring a gem to Jesus." I See WAR CHEST Pg. 4, Cnl. 5 Albania Organizes New Government' BARI. Italy, Oct. 28-tfPi The Albanian military mission here an- il jimccd last that R Albanian government, hradcd Col Gen. Enver Hcxhn. comm Taylor's Quota In Sixth Bond Drive Of Texas' in the Sixth Wra Loan drive Nov. 20-Dec. 16, Taylor coun- ty will be called upon to buy C. M. Caldwell, county war bond chairman, has been acjvised. Chairman Nathan Adams of the State War Finance committee an- nounced In Dallas yesterday hat! been set us the quoin fo'. series E bonds. Caldwell was In- formed Taylor county's series W quota will be Series E bonds will receive the major emphasis during the drive, as in those of the past. The Fifth War Loan drive quota of Taylor county, which was well exceeded, was and the series E quota "Each person will be asked to buy at least one extra war bond as his share in the drive." Adams sold, "and I am sure that Texans, with a hope and peace ahd with five past war, loan drives and their significance wIK respond as for savings bondt, niid savings notes processed through the federal reserve bank! Nov. 1 and Dec: 31 will be counted on the Sixth War loan quotas. Tills permits persons em- ployed in Industrial corporations to participate In the drive through the purchase of bonds acquired by weekly or semi-monthly deductions Irom their pay during this period. Securities to be 'sold are scries E, P anri G savings bonds; series C savings notes; 2 1-2 percent bonds of 19G6-71; 2 percent bonds of 1952- 54: 1 1-4 percent, notes of 1947; and 7-8 percent certificates of indebted- ness. National over-all quota for the sixth war loan Is Of this S5.000.000.000 Is to come from sales to individunls. including F. bonds. The other Is to come from other nor.- bank inves- tors. Husband of Rofan Woman Is Prisoner ROTAN, Oct. Odcll McQueen, member of an in- fantry unit ,of the 80th division in France, has been officially lislet as a prisoner of war and held in Staiag 7A in Germany, according to a government message through the International Red Cross to his wife here, the former Mildred Car- ter. Tlie last, letter from McQueen his wife, written June 115, told of being in the Initial invasion Franco. On July 14, a telegram from the government to McQueen's parents In Houston. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Mc- Queen. Informed them thai their son was a German prisoner, the in- formation coming from a short wave broadcast Irom Germany, and not considered official. Mrs. McQueen, here, received message ll.stlng her husband asmiss- .ion of New Guinea. There was no American co'nfirma- ion of this. General MacArthur Indicated in his Sunday communique that Jap- anese ground forces on Leyte wero fast approaching total defeat with Yank doughboys ranging freely in all sectors of the Island's great val- ley. He said Japanese resistance was limited to "localized delaying ac- tions." American troops have already swept from their beachheads on the, southeast valley coastline to lit northwest extremity. It appeared that the only refuge for the de- moralized Nippon troops was In mountains flanking the valley. An American carrier sustain- ed some damage and casualties during air raid, suposedly off Leyte gulf. Seven of the Japa- nese planes were shot down by carrier fighters and ack ack.1 Radio Tokyo moaned its leyte situation was serious with heavy Yankrclnforcemenlj pouring The only dark 'spot In' the war against Japan'was In embattled Chlrtn. There powerful Japaness armies were smashing Into the very heart of China's vital southern fcnse system. American airmen In China and from, new bases on Leyte Islani pursued the Japanese warships that escaped the Nippon sea disaster In Philippine waters. Rear Adm. Forrest P. Sher- man, Pacific fleet chief of staff, said "it apears that 40 Japa- nese ships were sunk or crip- pled." Adm. Chester W. Nlmllz labeled the actions "the greatest defeat our foes have yet suffer- ed In (his war." Earlier reports showed at least 27 Japanese warships sent down or damaged including three carriers and 10 battleships. Radio Tokyo, admitting loss of six fighting vessels, claimed 141 Am- erican warships, transports and auxiliaries were sunk or damaged. Official American reports list a half dozen ships lost, including the light carrier Princeton. Tokyo said between 20 and 30 Yank transports landed re-lnforce- ments on Leyte Saturday and add- ed "thus the enemy is throwing in nil his strength to determine tha fate of the Pacillc." land- Ing In action In France on June 19. ot Albanian imny of na- Uonal liberation, wns formed Oct. 20 In the liberated city of King Zog. who ruled prior to tlf Girman and Italian occupation, now is In London. GALLUP FINDS DEMOS WILL OUTVOTE COMBINED GOP, REGULARS BY GEORGE GALLUP Director, American Institute of Public Opinion N. J., Oct. liis jcar of political uncertainties .there are still some facts about the public's political behavior that' can be regarded with assurance. Although Institute surveys show Roosevelt and Dcwcy almost even- ly matched In popularity at this time, evidence from the, surveys Indicates that the following should come true no matter who wins. In terms of populnr vote per- ccn'aHC, but not nccctiMrils' c 1 cc- toral "otes, the ____ _ election b! -GALtV? close In comparison with other elections since 1900. It will be one of the three elections since then in which the winner polled less than 55 per cent of the popular vote In ft two-party race. The- other two were the elections of 1900, when William McKinlcy. the Republican candidate, won with 53.1 per cent of the major party popular vote, nml 1916, when Woodrow Wilson, the. Democratic candidate, won with 51.V per cent. The most Republican region In the country will continue to be the plains states of Kansas, Nebraska anil South Dakota. Those states formed the most Republican area In the 1940 election, but In 193A Maine and Vermont had the honors. The section which will show the least defection Irom Roosevelt since 1940 will be New England. The deep South, noi counting the border states, will remain solid again for the Democratic Party. Voter defection from Hie President In the South will be approximately the snrne as the rest of the coun- try. In Texas, where a group of anil-New Deal Democrats have nrgani7.cd a third party called the Texas Regulars and placed It on the ballot, President Roosevelt will cut-poll the com- lilncil Republican- and Texas Regular parties by a substantial margin. Of nil racial groups In the popu- lation, Italians will show the great- est shift away Irom Roosevelt. .0' all occupation groups, Ihti farmers particularly Micl-Wnt farmers, and unskilled workers will show the largest defection from Roosevelt. Labor union members In both the A.F.L. and C.I.O., will cast a ma- jority of their voles Inr Roosevelt, but will give Dcwey a substantially higher percentage of their vote than they'gave Wendell Wlllkie In 1040. Dewcy will carry the small town vote, outside the South, by a sub- stantial majority, wl-.llc Ronscvelt will with tew exceptions carry the metropolitan centers o( the nation. Dewcy will have n majority among voters 50 years old mid over, while Roosevelt will have a major- ity In the age group under 30. nooscvelt will poll n slightly higher percentage of the vote among women than nmoiiR men. will carry The national percentage of votes cart for third parties will be one o.' the .smallest in recent history. With servicemen's ballots In- cluded, the iolal vote cast IhroliKhmit the country for President will approximate Hint cast In OlllsMc the Soulb. the very best residential rllslrlcls will, Milll few exceptions, go for Dewcy, but will five him a smaller proporllon of lliclr vote tlian Wendell Wllllite tad In On'the other the poorer residential districts will, with few exceptions, go for Roosevelt, but also by ft smaller proportion than four years ago. In short, the best and poorest residential areas will he closer together In their politics! The President will carry the northern Negro vole by a sunstiin-1 thinking this yctu1 than at any time tial margin. I since 1032, f, Since then there had been no fur- ther mcsMRC until the telegram confirming her husbnnd's prisoner of war status. McQueen entered the army In April, 1942, nnd wns stationed at Camp Barkeley until August. ISM. !Ie married the former Mildred Carter, Rolan, Jan. 22, 1943. Mc- Queen's last visit here wns in Jan- uary, 1944, to visit his ttt'o-month- old son, Donald Roy. He went lo England In April, 1944. ROAD TO BERLIN By The Associated Tress Western (rout: 301 miles (from west of Durem. Russian Front: 304 miles (from Vistula, north of Italian Front: 558 miles (from south of Airmail Schedules From Here Changed Airmail schedules from Abilene have been changed, postmnster 0. A. Hale said Saturday. Mnil leaving on the cast bound plane must be in the post office by n p. m., nnd mail leaving on the west bound plaim, by 8 p. m. Hamlin Soldier Dies of Wounds HAMLIN, Oct. and Mrs. Claud Faulkenberry of H.imlin received n message from the war department announcing tha death of their son, W. J. Faulken- berry, on October 17. He died from wounds received at Nocnifoor, New Guinea. W. J. was born Nov. 27, 1923. He has been In the service for the past two years and was an anti- sircrnfL gunner. He Is survived by his father and mother and a brother, Leroy, all of Hamlin; also two sisters, Mrs. Clif- ford Kinsey of Grand Falls, and Mrs. John Battle of Alder, Wash. His grandparents, Mrs. J. O. Faul- kenberry and Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Dodgers, live here. Cpl. Robert Brewer Missing In Action MERKEL, Oct. Robert E. Brewer has been missing In action over Germany since Octo- ber 14, according to a message sent oiil. by the War Department-to Cor- poral Brewer's wife, the former sue Grimes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dec Grimes of Merkel. Ho i.s the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brewer of Lubbock and han been a tall-gunner on a B-24. Corporal Brewer has been overseas for the past month and n half. Since leaving lor overseas serv- ice, Mrs. Brewer has been making her home with her parents at Merkel. She Is employed at Camp Barkeley as a stenographer In Re- gional Hospital.   

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