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   Galveston County Daily News, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1941, Galveston, Texas                                FBESR OYSTERS DAILT Milk FREE DELIVERY in City 20th 4 U II I T Wh.rf II I L1 J 4618 UllX'S CAFE I SUISCRIIER'S COPY NOT FOR SALE IY NEWSIOYS W. L MOODY GO. (DMNCOKfOKATCB) EST48UHHED IMC fMpwilMifty ttuwnen tor 75 rnn. potter tKOvriitec cn.Savtaw Acwonti nf btf In Cvuty. 100TH 241. GALVESTON, TEXAS, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1941. PAGES ESTABLISHED FDR Sends Message to Japanese Emperor U. S. Places Finnish Vessels in American Ports Under Custody Action Is Timed To Fit Britain's War Declaration Reluctantly Takes View That Former m Friend Is Axis Ally Washington, Dec. 6. The United StatcA tonight ordered Fin- nish ships in American ports put under .protective finally and reluctantly; taking the view that her one-lime close Interna- tional friend waa now part and parcel of the axis. Announcement 'of the action made through the navy depart- ment which .said. It had instructed the coast "guard to take over Fin- nish merchantmen tied up In ports of this country. The order was timed lo fit the hour at which Great Britain formally .declared herself at war with Finland, Hun- gary and one minute alter midnight, British time. Hjalmar Pnicope, the Finnish minister, had called at the state department hours NO SHIPS TAKEN.' There .were no Finnish ships In ports of this coast guard jurisdic- tion to be affected by the United States action yesterday in taking Finnish vessels Into custody, Lt. Com. E. C. Whitfleld. officer In charge at coast guard offices here, said last night. The ports under Jurisdiction ot this office include Galveston, Texas City. Houston, Corpus Christ! and Brownsville. presumably the decision was made known to. him at that time. The navy announcement listed six ships known to be In American ports at this time. While i department's an- nouncement was .restricted to the brief order Lo the coast guard, It assumed the action was the result of Great Britain's formal designation of Finland ns a bel- ligerent partner of the nsis powers. The navy announcement this accounting of Finnish trea, Monday evening a Hotel, .according ID an an- nouncement made by GUI A. Amundsen Jr., manager of the Galr veston Chamber of Commerce con- vention. -and tourist bureau. Delet. rates from Houston, 3ort Arthur, Goose Creek, Orange, Freeport.'-- and 'r- possibly- Corpus ChrlsU will' attend." It ,was explained that the forma- ion of this council made It possi- ble for members residing In the gulf coast area to reach one of the cities In a few hours, attend a meeting and return home within lips: Olivia, known to be at Boston Dec. 4. Kuutanes, and thc motqr ves- sel Saimaa, both of which were at New York Die. 5; Aavanc, at Philadelphia on Dec. 5. Aagot. at Baltimore.Dec. 5; mo- tor vessel Aurora, at Newport jvews Dec. 5. 14 Shins in lie ml up he re. Maritime commission officials said Finland had 24 shina operating In the Western Hemisphere under a snfe conduct guarantee by Great Britain. Eleven are under the Panama flag, 12 under the Finnish flag nnd one in Cuban registry. Maritime sources said the Fin- nish vessels under Panamanian ill be made, to change he name of the council to the Gulf t Council. It is expected that Turn to 'Page 2. See SIX. Chamber Nominees For Directorate Are Announced Twenty nominees for ten places on the board of directors the Galvcfltrm Chnmber of Commerce in the annual election now under way have been selected by the nominating committee and thc bal- lots have been mailed to tho mem- bership, E. S. Holliday, chamber general manager, announced. In accordance with the consti- tution arid by-lawn the ten nomi- nees receiving tho highest num- ber of votes snail be declared elect- ed for two-year, termi. The election will close Tuesday, Jan. G. Nominees follow: George C. Boi- ler, sales manager, Black Hard- ware Co.; F. C. Branson, executive vice pi'eildcnt, Guaranty Federal Savings Loan Association; Dr. L. R. Brown, superintendent Gal- vcston Steta Psychopathic Hos- pital; Gus A. Buttcrowo Jr., Gnl- vestcn county commissioner; Sam Davis, division freight agent, Gulf, Colorrulo Santa Fc Railway Co.; LouiA C. Elbcrt, vice president nnd general manager, Publishing Co.; B. T. Erwin, executive vire president, Texas Star Flour Mills; C. P. Hvana owner, Food Stores; R. Wilbur Goodman, scerc- tnry-ti caaurer, Galveston Model Laundry, president, Galveston Mer- rhnnts' Association; R J. Herhelin, general superintendent. Southern Compress ft. Warehouse Co.; Oscar H. Hopkins, president, Hopkins Electric Supply Co.; Hnrrla L. Kempnrr, H. Kempner, prssiricnt, Gnlvcston Cotton Exchange; R. P.. Lack, manager, Scars, Roebuck Co.; Harrv H. Levy Jr., general manager, E. S. Levy ft Co.; J. M. Lykcs Jr., vice president, Lykcs Steamship Co.; Grady S. Me- Turn to Pago 2. See FIVE. The Weather Enst Texas, Including Galveston; Partly warmer In Interior Suntlny; Mondny partly cloudy, warmer In south portion. Modrr- nto northeast, to cnst winds on the const. Fnlr, uliBlilly warmer In northwest oortlon Sunday; Mon- flnv fnir nnrt wnrnmr. Mndrrntn northerly on thn const, comlnff varlflblo Othrr United weather bureau data on Pago J5, British 'Launch War' Against Three Nations But 'Zero Hour' Is Almost Unnoticed in English Capital LONDON, Deo. 7. S? The quietly and formally weiii to war against Finland, Hungary and Rumania this morning because they were figbtlnir on Germany's aide against Russia. The zero hour, one minute alter midnight- Greenwich time, or a. m. London time, passed almost unnoticed London 1 Newspapers gave It scant attention and the Dispatch even criti- cised the British foreign office for waiting so .long to comply Vfiih 'the Russian request g i Even before the zero hour of a (ylnvlA I declaration of war Scot- Of Sabine Council Meet Here Monday 28lh Anniversary of Local Association Celebrated The Motion Picture Machine Op- ratora" Local Union No. 305 of the IATSE and MP, MO of will be host to the Sabine Council, L newly organized group which In- cludes 'locals In the gulf coast gulf c t the ing a f hou International attend the representatives meeting, Fred laoul of Atlanta, Ga., and E. J. ilillcr of Houston, whose jurisdic- Eon is the state of Texas. Mr. Miller Is the father of Nan.Grey of tho movies, A banquet to celebrate the local Bsociation's 28th anniversary will o held Monday night at 'clock at the Jean Lafitte Hotel after the local theaters close. Spe- ifal guests will bo visiting mem- >ere, managers of theaters in Gal- veston, Texas City, and theater abor executives. City and county ifflclals will also he invited to at- cnd. Local No. 305 obtained its char- er July 10, 2013, at a convention f the Alliance held in Seattle, Wash., along with Philadelphia ,nd nine other locals, including Vew York. According to M. H. Snow, prcsi- ent, the organization is strictly democratic. The local recently pur- hased worth of defcrfso londs. Various members' of the local are active in civic affairs, and In ports activities. Officers of the local include; Mr. Snow, president; M. B. Han- cock, vice president; H. A. Landry, ecrotary and treasurer; Andrew Turn to Page 2. See FOUH. Texans in Army, Defense Guard Austin, Tex., Dec. 6. R? Approxi- nately Texans arc serving n tho army of the United" States ind the Texas defense guard. Tho adjutant general's depart- ment today noted selective ervlcc registrants under arms. 90.- DOO volunteers in various army units nnd national guardsmen, iow fcdsrnlizcd, in service. In addition men arc he defence guard, composed 03 units, including air squadrons. land Yard operatives moved swiftly against newly-designated "enemy More than 200 persons were ar- retted.'. Including 150 Finns, who will to concentra- tion camps. Newly designated "enemy diplomats" prepared to leave 'London. _ Each of the German states had that" ist Russia, __...---------------rned down the BriUuh demand with a reply which was termed "entirely un- satisfactory." Hungary -and Ru- mania did not answer. The'British said the declaration will not materially change the pres- ent military.situation. The chief difference, they aaid, would be that the Finns.'Hungarians and Ruman- ians will be-sitting "on the other side" at a peace conference table. they halt hostilities agalnsl Britain's ally. Finland turn Ottawa, Dec. 6. VP Canada fol- lowed and on Finland, Hu- niania and Hungary. The Canadian announcement .was made .by Prime Minister -W. Xing. The dec- laration became effective at mid- night Ottawa time; or p. m. Saturday ,Britain's declaration went Into effect four hours earlier, or i. in. Sunday British Claim Axis Prisoners Exceed 7500 Continue Efforts to Whittle Down Mechanized Forces in Libya Fighting' Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 6. JP Axis .j war prisoners are being rounded up Libya faster than ttujy can be j counted and now exceed 750 British declared today as [forces continued .efforts to whit- tle down German and Italian mechanized formations in a welter of minor actions. British sources said the .'full initiative apparently lies now with the Imperial armlet; in North Africa but acknowledged that operations still, were restricted to strong pa- trols and that there has been no new major tank fighting. However.- a resumption-of largfr- scale fighting was expected in British quarters as the weather im- proves. The British were reported in a better position'for it than in the earlier stages of the battle. The British claim a total of-. 223 axis planes have, been destroyed since the Libyan offensive started Nov. 18, including at least 54 JUr favorite "dive-bomb- er. Unofficial estimates prior to the offensive put axis air strength in Libya .at 1000 including 200 German. jr.the axis has fought .in East-, Ibya rather than withdrawing westward "to .make the'British ex- tend their communications lines has become clear now. British sources "said; by-discovery, tnairihe" Germans and Italians had larger quantities of supplies near the bat- tle area than originally bad been s u p p.o s e for an eventual axis thrust into Egypt Chief 'among the British gains reported was" the recovery "of what little, ground remained in enemy hands at Ed southeast of Tobruk. after three heavy- axis ''at- tacks had failed-to seize that posi- tion. British communiques emphasized scattered clashes which, they aaid; took heavy toll of axis manpower, machines and air-strength. Despite sandstorms, the RAF was'credited with a bag of 22 axis planes over Libya at a cost of only six .planes. In addition, ground, forces' were said downed' More .than 3000 Italian and about 2000 German prisoners have been Despite Titles, He's Still Just Plain Father Murphy to Hundreds of Friends As Golden Jubilee of Priest Approaches The association of Hungarians in Great in a statement affirming their solidarity with the British, said "British victory alone can free Hungary of its present shame and servitude." The Czechs and Slovaks in Ixm- don. already allied with Britain against' Germany, extended their co-operation to include the new 'enemies." The Rumanian democratic com- mittee issued a statement saying deeply deplore the contingency which now has arisen leading to Turn to Page 4. See SEVEN. Turn to Pagg' 4. See' TEN. Roosevelt Asks More for Defense Washington, Dec. 6.' JP .'Pres. Roosevelt asked the senate today to add to the supplemental defense ap- propriation bill approved by the louse. _ The request was' received by a senate appropriations subcommit- :eo as It held at Saturday session to nneftd act'on on the measure. Largest of the new items asked the president was for the navy department's bureau of yards and docks for construction of public works that were not de- tailed. Other new requests included: for thc coast guard, ncluding an ice cutter for use on .he Great Lakes and magnetic mine protection on 29 coast guard vessels. for the department of [ustlce to pay costs of alien reg- stration and Investigation of for- eign agencies. for the nixvy depart- ment to be used for housing fa- cilities for crews of vessels under repair at Boston, Mass. Man Fatally Shot After Riding Academy Entered Caretakers, Awakened by Entry, Encounter Man and Small Boy Glenn Good, about 28 years of was fatally shot at the Palace Hiding Academy, 59th and Boule- vard, about 2 o'clock Saturday morning, after a negro .man and his wife, who are caretakers, were awakened by someone breaking in the place. The caretaker and his wife were aroused' by the sound of someone breaking the door of the building, and the negro man got a shotgun and started to Investigate, accord- ing to the report received at the office of County Attorney Charles RT. REV. JOHN 5. MURPHY celebrates golden jubilee this -week BY -0 record he's Rt- S -but to "Idlvestonr.-frle: ._ iholics and just plain. Father Murphy. liiifl.. him; 'anyrSun3kv mass.'.-standing-'at'ihejSUiPatrlcka altarS-atnng; and', giving -the stu dents tof parish' school ;a cate- chism lesson. "Ati other times he-, is earing for the religious of his 'west end taking an active interest affairs, of iirwin High School or probing Into he history of the Catholics in Texas. Like the Gulf of Mexico; Father V'part of 'Galveston. Alert has ttiuilt-Str'Eatrick'sTinto a first- "'-whose'. .church' and. school proptrty-now cover an en- Ure block. 'Fon.- many .years now he has Catholics he once -bap- has even burled some> Observance" Begins Tuesday On Tuesday morning, Dec." 9, the observance -pf '-Father Murphy's golden priest will be- c'elebfates'a high mass in'St. .Patrick's Church. Tne chil- dren-, of .the'school will sing the and- in the' afternoon will present a', program for -their- p'astor. Mayor Brantly Hams and-Rev G V Rhsm of Sacred Hear Church will speak at a the Tuesday night Most Kev. C. K. the Galvestoa diocese is to be .pres- ent for this prqgcam and also for a', solemn high fnnss which Father Murphy .will celebrate. Wednesday morning, assisted by local and Houston priests, r A clergy, dinner for 'the pastor scheduled ,fbr. the Galvcz Hotel early .Wednesday afternoon, follow- ing which .there, will be. a public reception at -St.-. Patrick's rec- tory from .3 olclock to 5 o'clock, Turn to Fags 22. Sec ONE. H. Theobald. The negro discovered a white man and with him an'' 8-year-old boy, both of whom sought to wrest the shotgun from him, ac- cording to the report received by the county attorney. The negro woman meanwhile obtained a pis- tol. Mr. Theobald said that the negro woman told of firing a sin- gle pistol shot. Good was struck in tho neck, through his jugul Members of the bullet ilar vein. Mr. Theobald said when questioned, passing; ___ e sheriff's depart- ment, who investigated, turned the boy over to Officer John O'Connor. that the boy, said that- ho and the 'man had en- tered the riding academy building to find a place to sleep. The funcraj .home last night said that it had not obtained either the address of Good's place of residence or names of rela- tives. However, Good was known to many persons of western Gal- veston Island and the mainland. Stimulus Given Business by Defense Is Reflected by Local Shopping Activity As 1941 Christinas Draivs Near economic conditions fm- tbroughout the country With brough the stimulus of the na- lonat defense program, Galvcston merchants are highly optimistic ivcr a prosperous Christmas bust- less, with present indications icinting lo a brisk holiday trade, .ccording lo Henry Block secre- ary and manager of the Galveston Merchants Association. Although a large, number of ar- Iclcs of merchandise will not be vatlable because of priorities and ho need for certain commodities the defense program, tho hulk f Christmas merchandise was pur- hnsed before these restrictions ccamo effective, nnd customers vlll find practically all of their avorltn gifts In the local stores. However, next year there wilt o R very different story and Sanla will have lo use nil of his ngonuily to devise toys and other rtlcics out- of nncl sub- tlltite materials In order lo satls- y both Sam and hla juvc- nile constituents. Tin soldiers, toy tanks, and other toys made of ma- terials necessary for defense prob- ably will be missing, but In their stead there may ho gifts for the youngsters which may make them 15 SHOPPING DAYS to Christmas Also GIVE U.S. Defense Savings BONDS and STAMPS STORES' BANKS POST OFFICES more peace conscious and less war minded. Foreign made articles are defi- nitely out of the picture, but American manufacturers have done a Rood job and provided excellent substitutes. Of cpursQ there are- still some leftover foreign goods, but American goods predominate more than usual. Prices ns a whole are consider- ably higher, and the federal tax Imposed upon electrical articles, gold and ailver, cosmetics, auto- mobiles, and other luxuries Is bound to bo felt. Merchants and manufacturers have tried their level best to co- operate with Santa Glaus in keep- ing the prices down as much as possible, end there wilt be season- al gifts within tho reach of every- one, he he rich or poor. With conditions abroad In such a turmoil, those who live in Amer- ica and appreciate the democratic way of lifo. ara eager to' snow Turn to 2. See THREE. Russians Fight Reinvigorated of Germans on Moscow Soviet Capital Faces 'Greatest Houstonian Dies Of Drowning in Chocolate Bayou Special lo The Newt. Alvin. .6. Alter. W nK to a capsized boat for three.and a halt hours' in the cold', rough Neiv Soviet Envoy To S. 'Airives Safely, Promises 'Fight to the End' San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 6.' R. Maxim" Li tvinoffi hew Russian am- bassador, arrived in the United States today with the promise that the red army would fight on, "in waters of Chocolate Bay, W. Her- the red army would fight o i.t -D -i, nt [fortune or a bert Parker Jr.. ..the .enemy of drowned about 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred near the intracoastal.canal .inter- section about 12 miles southeast f Alvin. Justice of the Peace William Burkhart of Alvin held an inquest and rendered a verdict of acci- dental drowning. Parker was on a fishing trip with his brother-in-law, J. B. Junell, and S. C. Cottle, all employes of the Houston Electric Co. at Houston. According to reports, the trio started- the intracoastal canal, but soon turned around when .he water became The >oat capsized and they hung on or over three hours. Parker be- came delirious and disappeared under the water, it was reported. Sis. companions soon recovered ilin, but he never revived. The party was rescued by City Marshal Armour Savell of Alvin and Game Warden Frank Mcbane after it managed to reach a shell jef. The body was taken to the Fro- icrg funeral home and later sent o the Fogle-West funeral home In Houston. and fivs other persons connected with Russian enterprise in this country were due to arrive in Washington. D. C., at 10 a. m. ;EST) tomorrow by special plane. 3rief stops were scheduled in Den- Voman Surrenders On Murder Charge Houston, Tex., Dtc. 6. fP Helen O'Keefe, surrendered'today on an ndlctment charging that she mur- dered J. C. Franklin and was re- eased on temporary bond of lending a habeas corpus hearing Tudgo Langston O. King set for iext Friday. Miss O'Kecfc, blond and 30, and ecretary for Franklin, 57, was ar- csted a few days after the body >f the investment broker and at- orney was found in his burning automobile on a river bank. She Also has been charged with mbezzlement from tha firm and ad been free undftr bonds totaling 7100. until .the indictment waa re- turned yesterday, [gainst __itler." The soviet diplomat, nearing the end of a flight carrying him three- quarters of the way around the goo'd-naturedly declined to liscuss politics on alighting, from the clipper plane from Honolulu, but said "I am looking forward with confidence to my work in Washington." His reception committee, both official and unofficial, comprised one of tho largest gatherings on record to meet i trans-Pacific plane .here. Officials of the United States army and navy, of the free France organization, of the Russian con- sulate and the Russian purchasing commission, and of the United States department of state were a secretary on hand. Litvinoff, his wife, Turn to Page 2. See EIGHT. Crisis of War9 By Associated Press Massed red fighting furi- ously an the .paralyzing -cold of their native Russian winter, Satur- day'parried a rcinvigorated; Ger- man drive upon. Moscow with lightning strokes which-staggered the.nazi invaders in numerous vital fronts. Nevertheless. Moscow appeared to face the greatest peril of the war as Adolf Hitler's commanders in the field'reported their armies had overrun five more towns and swung close to the headwarters of thc Don River 200 miles southeast of the soviet capital. The new German drive, upon the soviet capital was described by the Italian radio as "the most ter- rific offensive of all times." It said Hitler was throwing a million and a half men, 8000 tanks and a thousand guns into thc battle. Specifically, the Germans, plow- ng through deep snow in tempcra- .ures as low as 31 degrees" (fahren- iclt) below zero, claimed they held Mozhaisk, 57 miles west of Mos- cow, and Klin, 50 miles northwest, vhile pushing steadily forward on he southern flank around Orel and Kursk. They said they had caplured lalo-Arkhangelsk, midway hc- ween Orel and Kursk, and the owns of Tivny, Novosil, Mtsensk 4War Clouds' Appear Darker In Far East 'President Believed Unsatisfied With Explanation for [Troop Concentrations "Washington, Dec. 6. IP Pres. Roosevelt, has dispatched, a per- sonal message to Emperor Hiro- hito of Japan in the midst of dark- ening war clouds, in the Far Bast, it was disclosed by the state de- partment tonight. The president's direct message to the emperor, who is. regarded, as divine by the Japanese, was immediately interpreted in well-in- formed quarters as a reflcctionVpf his dissatisfaction with the explan- ation made by. Premier .Tcjo of Japan through the Japanese envoys here 'as to the reason for Japanese Lrdbp concentrations' In. French Indo-China. The message also waa vltiwed'as possibly, a. step of last resort-to avert an open break with 'Japan since.' if was' considered' unlikely that-Mr. Roosevelt would cqmnitmi- :ate .directly with thel'empiiror lin- ,ess virtually all hope 'had .'bean abandoned of a satisfactory- ad- justment of Japanese-Americari.dif- flcultles through, the .usual diplo- matic channels. .The.state department'ii-'lerae an- nouncement that a message was being; sent president to the mikado gave no intimation of. its contents but; was pointedly-.coupled with an assertion Japa- nese troops .were reported massing n the Indc-Chtna. area' and that two heavily-escorted Japanese: con- voys had been sighted 'only'this morning steaming toward" the Gulf of Siam.'.- Second Direct Message. 'At the time of the sinking: American "gunboat Panay by .tbe Japanese in Chinese waters in-1937, Prince Fumimaro Konoye, then premier, made a report of the inci- dent :.the mikado '.following strong. United States protests and -was -a direct message rrom the president'to the .emperor. Shortly the outbreak.'of the': European. war, -Mr. Roosevelt sentVVaC t6 '-'Adolf Hitle'r.'.In an. effort to avert that Importance, .present .-.be; measured by the -awt and ktido, his sects. He is considered descended 'rom the-Sun Goddess Amaterasu for' ages iternal" and -holds aloof- on a. plane ar .above the ordinary of ffovernment. Abides byAdvIce. Not for not since the death.of the great Em- peror Meiji .in 1912-has a Japi-, Turn to Page 2. See NINE. 'No Blackout in America Theme of'Fourth Annual Jaycee Christmas Lighting Contest Centering about the theme "no blackout in Galveston Junior Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Its fourth annual Christ- mas home lighting and decorating contest. This season's contest has a series of novel jdeag, according to Jules Lauvc Jr., who is again act-' ng as chairman cf arrangements. The home lighting program, which _ sponsored as a nationwide proj- ect by junior chambers, stresses he Importance of lights In Christ- mas displays. "The program will fcattirfc bril- liant liRhtlng with favor bcinn riven to entries which can easily ue seen from Mr. Lauvo said. In this connection, the local jun- ior chamber Is attempting to have u many lights as possible burn- Ing between the hours of 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock Christmas Eve night, according to Mr. Lauvc. Officials of ths junior chamber are making plans to contact local merchants in an effort to make the city a blazo of lights during tho prc- Christmas season. In sutrccstinj: helpful pointers to those planning to enter tho home lighting contest, Mr. Lauve snid that the trend of tho lighting this Turn to 2. Turn to Page 4. "See; TWELVE. Sritish Warriors In Orient Ordered To Battle Stations U S.; Takes New Steps to Expedite Alaskan Base Work By Aiiodited Prui The explosive Far Eastern situa- ion was intensified further Satur- day by an urgent order which Jrought sailors of Britain's For Eastern fleet, army and air fot'ce personnel to their'battle stations tcrally on the run. Thousands of men left football fields, theaters ind clubs to report for duty and' were sent to downtown Singapore to' pick them up. ommunlque called It a normaf move following complete mobillza- !on of straita settlements volun- eers. The Australian Associated Press nnounced Australian planes, ships nd men would be dispatched tq rotcct The Netherlands East li- iles in the event of war. Authoritative Melbourne sources isclosed an "llth hour1: agree- lent among Australia, the United Itates, Britain, China and The Netherlands to meet any Japanese ggrcssion. The agreement iiid to pro- ide for .the sending of Australian orcea to the defense of The Neth- rlands Indies. Japan made no overt move but ic Japanese press, accusing Pres. Hoosevelt of insincerity in Wash- ngton peace talks, said the United States had turned clearly from" ap- peasement to an offensive atti- tude. Mchi Nichi said the United States was only playing for time. Calmest Japanese voice was that of 88 year- old Count Kentaro Kaneko, member of the privy coun- cil, who urged one more try at a negotiated settlement. .The United States army was die- Tum to Page 4. See ELEVEN. In The News Today Catholics of diocese to renew Sledge today not to 'patronlic mo- on pictures classified as Immoral 8. Enrollments announced for new AWVS classes to train women for civilian defense 21. Col. P. L. Wall, commanding of- ficer of the 265th Coast Artillery Regiment, returns to command at Fort Crockett 25. Local TSlks will have annual me- morial services 2. Meeting of girls Interested In entertaining soldiers will be held 21. Grand exalted ruler of Elks to ho hern 4. Other departments Editorials and 6. 12. 10. Cluhj Page 18, The Service 11. Ma- rino 15. Boy Seoul no 81. Around tho City 4. 4. Texas City and mainland Pago 10.   

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