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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1940, Port Arthur, Texas Re if two the port Arthur news wednesday december 4, 1940. 18th centum Bristol a Rui after attack sea losses hit British Supply lines London University Leoti writes of damage Dor by nazi raids her London. Dec. 4 up a How in ancient part of Bristol Westt a English port which was bombed heavily several times recently w turned into a a a ruins and Many the City a University building swept by fire in a recent Germa raid was told today in a letter Cei Ved Here. It was written by or. J. S. 3pink. A London University lecturer who moved Bristol Early in the War with other teachers and students or Spink is a member of the University air raid precautions guard and an observer in the squad which watched from the Bristol University Tower commanding a Good View of the City. Story in own words Spink said he was working in his room when an Alert sounded shorty after 6 p. In. On the night of the raid so he a went up Sel a Here a the Story in his town words a two or three big flares floated Down lighting up the whole town. Fires were burning. Suddenly in other a Church started in the Center of the City. A the old town in Bristol is Vay compact with narrow 18th Century streets. Suddenly All along tie i Hills on the South Side of Tow i hundreds of Little Points of Light appeared incendiaries. Quot then right across the Center of Bristol in a strip about a Quarte of a mile wide lots of lights appeared hundreds of incendiaries bursting into flame on the roofs of houses. I must admit the spectacle was grandiose. Put out some a suddenly they began fall on us. Scores of them whistling Down around the Tower. Many fell on the buildings and we rushed downstairs a Flat part of the roof and put out two or three. A we then returned the Tower and watched another dozen or so fires Start in shops and buildings around the base of the Tower. A we thought our own building was alight. But a phone Bell rang and a guard in the science Block said they had two or three fires. Quot we rushed Down from the Tower help them. As we reached one of the doors a bomb came hissing Down. We dodged Back in and fell Flat. A a bomb fell just outside. We went outside put out an incendiary on a Low roof. Then Back the top of the Tower. A the science Blok rang again and asked us phone for help their phone was no Good. Outside fires were raging everywhere. I went the second floor and Phon-1 de the fire brigade. Roof ablaze a on my return i met a colleague who said he thought the great Hall was on fire. The roof of the great Hall was of heavy Oak Timber. A a i the roof was ablaze. A then the Rush started. There were hoses pull up and Down stairs and get working. I turned a Hose on the floor of the Hall and played it on the roof until smoke Laid me out. A we kept going and had five hoses at work fairly soon but the flames sped along the timbers. Burning boards began fall. A a King a College London had 7500 books in that Hall and the Kings offices under it. A we carried on until the police cleared us out because of a time bomb. Four bombs had fallen at the base of the building but none on it. A it was not till the next Day that i saw what happened the shipping and commercial Center of Bristol. It is quite True that nearly All damage was done shops houses offices Heaters and cinemas rather than docks and railways. A but 18th Century Bristol is a nation and per cent of tonnage lost great Britain v/2% merchant tonnage at Start of War sunk of Quot f poured a bib St 500 ships 8977 ships�?21,001,925 tons 2,045,000 tons Norway 3% 1987 ships�?4,833,813 tons y 70 ships 150,000 tons Germany a 2450 ships�?4,482,662 tons 200 ships 500,000 tons nether lands 5% 1523 ships�?2,969,578 tons 35 ships 150,000 tons France 4vi% flab 1231 ships�?2,933,933 tons i 25 ships 132,000 tons Greece 5vi% Fiji 605 ships�?1,877,155 tons i 25 ships 105,000 tons Sweden 10% Nib 1231 ships�?1,577,120 Tori 70 ships 150,000 tons Denmark a 5�?T/a% until 705 ships�?1,174,944 tons Al 30 ships 70,000 tons 6 Chain stores Here in favor of pier Bonds for a Lovely lady increased intensity of nazi a boat and surface Raider attacks on British shipping seriously threaten the ability of her merchant Fleet continue supplying England with adequate food and other supplies. Through new a building and acquisition of vessels from the u. S. And from fleets of nazi occupied countries Britain has been Able offset losses but now May have curtail certain imports. Chart shows estimated losses merchant fleets of Europe since War began. National firms All of them City taxpayers endorse improvement plan managers of six of port Arthurs principal Chain stores today were on record As heartily in favor of the pleasure pier Bond Issue be acted on by voters of the City a week from next saturday. The stores Are taxpayers in the City and will carry their part of the Cost of the project chamber leaders pointed out. All sign statement signing a formal statement endorsing the pier venture were Walter l. Judd manager of w. T. Grant company j. E. Conover manager of Sears Roebuck and company m. J. Thomas manager of j. C. Penney company l. H. Montgomery manager of Western Auto stores r. M. Goodlake manager of s. H. Kress and company and r. Kempe manager of f. W. Woolworth company. Their statement said a the citizens of port Arthur have Long been seeking a Way finance the development of the pleasure pier. A your chamber of Commerce has opened an Avenue through which it is believed we can proceed achieve this Long sought goal. Rec interested a the reconstruction finance i this is one of a series of articles by port Arth urans regarding the ple Tsure pier development program Heare activities of Pat procedure course. Planned Friday Dequeen Parent teacher Assoc a i Hon will sponsor a procedure course for members and other in a Terestea persons Friday at the Home of mrs. James Moss 3021, Thomas Boulevard. The session will be from a. In. To 2 p. In. J a Tureen luncheon will be served at noon. Any interested person is invited. Mrs. L. V. Holtzclaw 2-2224, or mrs. A. Ryan 2-4662. If persons having old clothing not suitable children will donate them anyway they will be used by the Pat unit in a rummage Sale proceeds of which will be used buy shoes for the children it was announced. Homeroom mothers meet thursday homeroom mothers of Stephen f. Austin Parent teacher association will meet thursday at a. In. In the Home of mrs. S. C. Philpot 149 10th Street port acres. Luncheon will be served at noon. This is the monthly meeting of the Pat room mothers and Allut it officers As Ell is members it f the committee a a invited. Lee unit ii meet in executive session Robert e. Lee Parent teacher unit will meet in executive session Friday at 2 p. In. In the school building. Plans for the general session dec. To will be made. Fortescue Speaks Wilson unit 1 z. T. Fortescue principal of Woodrow Wilson Junior High school was guest speaker at the meeting of the Thomas Jefferson Parent teacher association tuesday in the school. He discussed a economic and social problems of the mrs. Levi Simmons Pat City Council president also addressed the group briefly. Songs on the program were furnished by the High school girls Trio composed of Mary Edith Moore Ruth Garde Mal and Peggy Catanach accompanied by Marjorie Staggs. By l. C. Heare mayor of port Arthur i wish congratulate the port Arthur chamber of Commerce and its various committees for the of i festive work in formulating plans for development of the Lakeshore or pleasure pier recreational Center. At present the pleasure pier is a Burden o u r x City. 11 if the plans submitted Are approved port a m thur will in time a a be relieved of this Burden and will have a recreational Center we Ort whole for our own citizens old and Young,1 and attractive visitors far and near. In what other Way can port Arthur expect turn a Large liability into a distinct asset we must be willing venture Alii Little in order create a new Industry for port Arthur in the form of tourist Enterprise. Permit me urge every citizen inform himself or herself re corporation has expressed an in u ,. 1. Raring the various features of the $ Terest in the program develop ,. 23 proposed. In the pier As presented by our Cham t., i do not hesitate i Ber of Commerce. The Reconstruc-1, endorse the plans for i know the j Tion finance corporation has been ,. A. _ Stenn non Al r realization of this project will in x asked invest $400,000 in the form. La. A a. 5 a Rich the Community life for Portia of a self liquidating loan in the pier s in. A ,. Arthur citizens in Many ways. S program. The citizens of port a j a thur Are being asked vote a City Bond Issue of $200,000 pay for the City s share of the Cost. A it will also be necessary of course for the citizens authorize the issuance of $400,000 in Revenue Bonds which will not be a debt against the City of port Arthur but which it is proposed turn Over the recon ii. A. Hernandez of Ponce puerto is Striction finance corporation Rico was the Holiday guest of Bill a be paid for from the Revenue from Wheeler 2645 seventh Street. Both the operation of the pier. Young men Are senior electrical end if this plan goes through port gingers at Texas a. Amp m. College Arthur will possess a Fine resort in College station. Which will be a great asset from a the first Day it is completed. A a a Hope for support Landria la., Are visiting in the Home ill we the undersigned Are for this of or and mrs x b and j project too per cent and sincerely or and m l b Hope that every port Arthur citizen will get Complete details of this Jall Over i town. I 3ir. And mrs. Herbert lax of Alex 5 project support the Bond is be with his vote and explain it his or her friends and get them clothing sought for underprivileged All persons having old clothing which could be used for underprivileged children attending Franklin school Are asked by the schools Pat unit donate them for the children. Clothes will be picked up of persons will Telephone Beaumont Jaycees will meet tonight Beaumont dec. 4. A dinner meeting of the Beaumont Junior chamber of Commerce tonight at 7 of clock in hotel Beaumont will be followed by a program which we ill include coloured motion pictures of a trip made by Louis Matthes Mexico and a current event quiz. Various committees also will report and Ras Rowley will discuss the blueprint school being taught by Frank White. Reveria rites pending Orange dec. 4.�?the body of George Boyd reveria of Orange who died in California Early monday morning will arrive Here Friday. Funeral services will be announced later by Fuller funeral Home. The strength of the curious Back Bone of the West african shrew lies in in its Semi cylindrical interlocking m segments. In nasal irritation menthol atom quickly soothe irritated membranes menthol atom give a hat this Christmas miss Fannie Mcmunn Heads nature club special the news. Beaumont dec. 4.�?miss Fannie Mcmunn was re elected president of the East Texas nature club for another term at the meeting tuesday night in the chamber of Commerce offices. Others serving with miss Mcmunn will be p. A. Winkler mrs. Walter fears mrs. J. L. Hooks and mrs. W. G. Reeves vice presidents mrs. Claude Boutin recording Secretary miss Lamella Greer corresponding Secretary Paul Hines treasurer and mrs. W. L. Jones parliamentarian. Orange woman bitten special the news. Orange dec. 4.�?mrs. William Tounette of 211 first Street was bitten by a dog tuesday while on the Way visit a Friend. Several stitches had be taken on her Light leg. The Orange woman was walking Down main Street when suddenly a dog lying beneath a parked truck jumped the sidewalk and attacked her tearing her leg. She was taken in a private car the Frances Ann Lutcher Hospital where she we As treated and is now under of Myk Vau wit i Here. Trust by rms exciting new belting turbans in glorious pastels. And Black Spanish comb effects disc berets smart Pillbox cuffs a flattering and colourful a lift your spirits High during the holidays budget priced too $ 2 fiery throbbing re meted it once end perched skin cased Resinos. A warm Bright special brushed wools i knits styles for grown ups or Little folks a in White red blues greens and Brown. 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Make it a Point choose several of your gifts Early tomorrow morning while this collection is Complete. Bluestem lingerie first floor Start shopping now p % in i fit i Lala i i \ in this amazing collection of gorgeous neckwear we think we have reached the absolute Quot ceiling Quot of value at $1.09 think of such Beautiful Quality As pure bilk Macclesfield Charvet motifs cameos Woven foulard imported warps wills Jacquard figures brocades. Omar Basket stripes Satin scrolls French Marquette stripes. To name Only a few. 3 ties for $3 note this Sale for a limited time Only a it it it i it i it it in it it it it it p i it it it Asp left it it it

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