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Doy Scouts Ayait Court of Honor In Provo Area w: Starttagr scouting -off In 1944 with a. Provo district court of honor at theManavu ward chapel on Jan. 2 at 6:30 p. m- Dr. Wayne B. Hales, district chairman of ad vancement, looks forward to a great year of achievement for all boy scouts. The district board of reviews is all set fo Thursday at 7:30 p. m. in- the education building, B. T. U. Room 120 at which Dr Alonzo Moreley, "Evan ' Hansen, and Dr. Hales will conduct examinations for all scouts having Qualified for the coming- court of honor. The chairmen of all troop committees In the district are also invited to assist this examining board in re viewing candidates for advance ment. -All scouts expecting to re ceive second or first class ratings, or merit badges, and all scouts qualifying for star, life or eagle badges must attend the board of reviews this Thursday evening, states Dr. Hales.' Dr. Carl F. Eyring is to be the main speaker at the court of honor at Manavu Jan. 2, states Dr. Hales. Dr. Evrine's will deliver a New Year's. Message to all scouts and i scouters. Troop 50, with Ray Hanks as scoutmaster assisted by Evan Hansen, will pro vide other appropriate numbers at the court of honor session. Parents of boys being advanced are especially invited to attend. All boy scouts in all troops of the city are special guests whether they are being advanced or not, and ail scouters in Provo district are ursred to attend, states Dr. : Hales. )eaths Catherine B. Hughes SPANISH FORK Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Banks Hughes, 75, who died Sunday morning after a long illness, will be conducted Wednesday at Z p. m at the Second ward L. D. S. chapel by J. Austin Cope, bishop. Friends may call after 6:30 p. m. Tuesday evening at the home of her daugn ter, Mrs- Hannah H. Swenson, and prior to the services Wednesday, Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City cemetery, under direction of the Anderson mortuary. Infant Whitney Infant Whitney, day-old son of Glen and Fawn Braithwaite Whit ney of 267 South Fourth West street, died at the Utah Valley hospital Monday. Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers and a sister, Bunke, Ronald and Dixie Lee Whitney of Provo, and two grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Whitney of Mapleton. Funeral services will be conducted con-ducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Claudin funeral chapel under direction of Terry J. Oldroyd, bishop of the Sixth Provo L. D. S ward. Burial will be in Provo City Burial park- Leonard P. Larsen SPANISH FORK Leonard Peter 'Larsen, 44, died last week in Inglewood, Cal., after an illness of one month. He was born at Spanish Fork February 19, 1899, a son of the late N P. and Mary Ellen Larsen. He was an elder in the L. D. S church and served as a missionary to the northern- states from 1921 to 1923. He married Miss Harriet Prior of this city in the Salt Lake City L. D. S. temple in 1927, and they moved to California one year later. Four years ago they moved to Inglewood He is survived by his widow; two children, Janice and .Leonard Larsen; the following brothers and sisters: Walter, Allen and Norman Larsen and Mrs. Florence Sanford Of Spanish Fork; Max Larsen of the U. S. army, Don Larsen of the U. S. navy, Mrs. Garret Van Wag-onen Wag-onen of Provo and Grant R. Lar sen of Taft, Cal.; his mother, Mrs. N. P. Larsen, and his mother-in law, Mrs. Susie Prior. Funeral services and burial were in Ingle wood- Too Late for Classification IPOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS HOUSEHOLD furniture. 293 East 7 ivortn. fnone lsstuj. d30 QUICK aale. Bedroom suite, living room suite, kitchen set. 707 North 8th East. Tlmpanog-os Village. d29 WA8HINCJ machine, used range, stove, new rocking' chair. Apply . 145 South Main, Sprlngvllle, J3 Q3TEKSTUFFED chair and ottoman. floor lamp, end table. Practically new. 551 isortn z aat. Apart-ment Apart-ment ' 1. dSO WANTED TO BUY 22 AUTOMATIC gun. 91 Eaat 3rd North. Phone 1499. d30 FOR RENT FURNISHED HEATED sleeping room for men. Phone 28W. 542 North 1st West after 5. d30 OR UNFURNISHED 4 room apartment. apart-ment. No drinkers or smokers. Herald Box 73. d30 4 ROOM modern apartment. Adults. No drinkers. 146 North 4 West. d30 HELP WANTED FEMALE WOMEN wanted as attendants at Utah State Hospital. 5 per jnontn pius one meai eacn day. 8 hours dally. Apply office. Essential Es-sential war workers must have certificate of availability. J3 WoMAN to help clean. 1 or J days per week. Call Mrs. J. W. Chris-tensejfr-jPhone 1484. d31 gALKKLADY. Permanent position. Good ; pay. Opportunity for advancement. ad-vancement. Phone 481. Gambles 1 Stores. Essential war workers must have- certificate of avail-ability. avail-ability. J3 fjKLP WANTED PART time work available in De-- De-- partment of Utilities office. Good 'pay. Ideal working conditions. J10 U. S. Marines Land Again on New Britain O RICH Marge.;. CROWN LONG TOlOWWAf L ;.tt Msdesa sttpMnMir w -r Kjcwr:i iikjca.. wuni'l f Congressmen Send Replies On Geneva Steel Telegrams Replies to telegrams sent by the Provo chamber of commerce to Representatives J. Will Robin son and Walter K. Granger, and to Senators Abe Murdock and Elbert D. Thomas are now coming in to Clayton Jenkins, secretary of the Provo chamber. The previous wires urged con' tinued efforts of these Utah rep resentatives in the house and sen ate toward Immediate completion of the structural mill as it is a matter of vital import to the people of this state. Senator Tnomas' reply reporiea interviews by him with Jesse Jones, and a Joint interview by him and Congressman Robinson with Donald Nelson, the result of which interviews are indicated in the followine extract from Mr. Thomas' letter: Why anyone could assume that one of the greatest steel plants in the world would be erected just as a monument to shiftlessness, bad planning, and lack of faith in a community is more than I can understand. It may be true that some selfish interests would like to continue to monopolize future markets, but everyone knows of the uneconomic disposition of steel production in our country. Every one knows of our potential wealth, and everyone realizes that where there is iron, coking coal, gas, and labor, with proper transportation facilities, there should be a manu facturing plant. , "All that was done was that certain persons high in command recognized that the completion of the octane plant was the most essential war activity in our state now. The structural steel division of the steel plant could furnish labor for the completion of the octane plant so one was temporarily tempor-arily suspended and the other temporarily accelerated- From that came the rumors." Mr. Thomas declares there is "complete agreement between Donald Nelson and Jesse Jones on these points: first, that the octane plant should be accelerated; and second, that the steel plant should be complete. Despite this statement from Mr. Thomas, and despitfe the assur ances from Mr. Granger's secretary secre-tary (Mr. Granger was away at time telegram was received) and from Senator Murdock, the Provo chamber's secretary, Mr. Jenkins, asks: "If the octane plant is the real reason for the temporary suspen sion of the structural steel division of the Geneva Steel mill, why not rush the octane plant to early completion in California where labor is more available, and where tne Kaiser steel mm is not so nearly -finished as in Utah?" This and similar questions should be answered in the opinion of Mr. Jenkins, if Utah is to be satisfied that some tremendous pressure not being exerted to prevent utan s 4 plant from being cgm pleted. Injuries (Continued from Page One) lapsed into a coma and did not regain consciousness. Rayner, who died from com pound fractures of both legs and one arm and from severe burns and shock, was buried yesterday, laves was ouried in a war cemetery somewhere in New Guinea today with protestant cnapiam James c. Crowson, of Los Angeles, Cal., officiating. Taves, the first American cor respondent to reach Australia and establish headquarters there after the Japanese attack on Pearl Har bor, had been United Press man ager for that country and New Zealand since early in 1942-. He or ganized and supervised United Press coverage in the war zone commanded by Gen. .Douglas Mac- Arthur. Taves was a veteran of the Lon don blitz in 1940 and helped handle United Press coverage of the war from that city. BEAN PURCHASES SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 28 (UP) Purchases of 204,749 bags of dry beans in seven western states during the period Dec. 10-17 were announced today by the food dis tribution administration. Idaho sales to FDA of 139.200 bags led other states. Other state totals were: California. 37.199 bars; Montana. 13.505: Wyoming, 9,200; Utah, 2.500; Washington, 2.000: ana Arizona, 1.600. fO EASE MISERY OF CHILD'S COLD i VVapoRub BismarckSea NEW ' INEAa City Briefs Mr. and Mrs. W. Monroe Pax- man and Atzss ixreasa fax man, were visitors in Ogden for Christ mas, house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Handley. Cadet Garn H. Harward arrived home to spend Christmas eve and Christmas day with his wife, the former LaPreal Ludlow of Spanish Fork and his two-year- old son, Don L. Also, his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Har ward of Orem. Cadet Howaru has been in the armed forces since April and is now stationed at Morton Air Academy in Blythe, Calif., in primary training in the army air corps. He left Provo Pro-vo early Sunday morning to return re-turn to his post. Mr. and Mrs. Stan Watts and daughter Janice of St. George, are spending the holidays with Mrs. Watts' pjarents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kelly. Christmas morning, the family was surprised witn a call from Mr. and Mrs. John Brooks in Loveland, Colo. Mrs. Alice Z. Carter arrived home Monday morning after having hav-ing spent the Christmas holidays, which was also her birthday an niversary, with her son, Pvt. Junior Carter, who is stationed at Lowry field, Denver, Colo. Pvt. Carter is with the army air corps technical school. Mrs. Juanita Glazier has re turned from a week's visit in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where she visited friends. Also, she visited her brother, Pvt. Carroll W. Bar ney, at Camp Roberts, Calif., and report him to be well and happy. Miss Mary Daley accompanied Mrs. Glazier to Califroma and will remain there indefinitely. Statistics BORN Boy, to Marvel and Mary Hirst Harwerd, this morning. Girl, to Theodore and Davis Clegg, Monday. Velmaj Girl, to Ivan and Beverly Evans Lowe, Monday evening. Boy, to Lucdean and Glenda Allred Flake, Monday. Girl, to Dean A. and Lyle Evans Peterson, Monday. All Utah Valley hospital. Boy, to Kenneth and Annaliese Buggert Ence, Santa Clara, Utah, December 22. Boy,, to Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman, Wichita, Kansas, Christmas day. LICENSED TO MARRY Nelden Christian Nielsen, r22, Duchesne, and Mary Elinor Young, 20, Provo. Canadians (Continued from Page One) Mainarde range;- They captured Mt. Marrone, two miles southwest of Castel San Vincenzo, and bitter fighting still was going on in that sector. Across the Appenines, the commando-like Canadian units cleaning out Ortona faced the German flame throwers to bat ter dpwn one basement citadel after another in the Outskirts of the wrecked town. Slightly inland other Eighth army forces captured Villa Bavili, half a mile south of Crecchio, while Just west of Ortona the British seized two groups of pris oners totaling 70 men. Clearing weather on the Fifth army front facilitated the slow but steady drive through the dif ficult mountain terrain, but sharp cold which replaced the drench ing rain kept the discomfort of tne troops at a high pitch. SENATOR'S WIFE DIES WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (EE) Mrs. Bennet C. Clark, fib.- wife of the senior senator from Mis souri, died at her home here last night after an Illness of more than a year. IT WEARING YOUR MATES EYE8Y DAY-HEID SNUG ft COMFOftTAILE THIS WAY Faee-linea wrtnklaa form when plates remain unworn. Avoid this hold plates firmly all day, cr dan with this ''comfort-cushion," s dentist's formula. I. Dr. Wsrnsf s Pow- a Worifslat ft tt aartets yon aajey IncpUt powder, olid foods, STOid sib- a Economical: small barraaamast of loose amount lasts luster, plates. Helps preraat 4, Pure and harmless sore rams. plusint tasting. ATaVvmrafc--. MiMylsilf ssf dttijft i. ' w a nil 1 1 ii m i r- ; i a 1 1 1 1.1 . . tm r-w wSs 7 .Vv?v s r 1 t . m - m BRITAIN sa Marines have landed sjain n both sides of Caps Glooeetter, New Britain, and an Lent Island, only 80 miles from hig Japanese base of JHadanr, New Gaines, New beachheads pose added threats It Babaol, already menaced by am earlier landings on Arawe area of New Britain. . ' i . . -Ii - Provo Resident I Reported To Be i Missing In Action Mrs. Maurine Johnson Brandon of 354 North Eighth West street. received a telegram Monday night from the secretary of war inform ing her that her husband, JPvt. William I "Bill" Brandon i has been missing in action since f No vember 2, in the North Africa area. J Pvt. Brandon, 36, was fwell known in Provo, and was employ ed at the Mountain Fuel (and Supply company before entering the service December 301942, He was with the array engineers I and went overseas the last of Sep tember. The last letter received by Mrs. Brandon from her husband was on November 26, dated Novem ber 11. l Born August 20, 1907, in Okla homa, Pvt. Brandon moved to Provo in 1935 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brandon jwho reside here. He worked at the'Tri State Lumber company for some time. He married Maurine Jphn-son, Jphn-son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs; Ike King, In Provo, April 15. 1937, The couple have no children. Four sisters and two brooiers also survive: Mrs. Elmo Homer and Mrs. Ira Nelson of Pleasant Grove, Mrs. Mary Reynolds: of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs Rose Thompson of Wichita, Kan sas; Elmo Brandon of the eastern states and Marion Brandon of California. ; Reductions (Continued from Page Oneb transportation, we respectfully request that Utah county reduce her budget for such purposes lip to 40 per cent. We use this figure because various states, many municipalities ana reaerai agen cies have been able to reach f this figure. "We are not unaware of 1 the many problems with which j you are conironiea in providing essen tial nublic services durinsr J this war period, but maintain that the problem of holding expenditures to the minimum is both sound and desirable." New Officers (Continued from Page One) ready been expended, with disap pointing results, so far. The; en tire question will in all probability be thrown onen. for examination with a view of finding, if possible, a new approach to the trouble some question. Another question which ' the commission will be forced to! act upon is the closing of Ninth South street, a move which Imet with violent opposition from many taxpayers. The present system of handling handl-ing city equipment, under f supervision su-pervision of different departments, depart-ments, will probably be discussed after the first of the year, with a view towards economies land greater efficiency in operation. Mr. Palfreyman has not Indi cated what changes, if any, iwill be made in his own department, providing he takes over thaf assignment as-signment now held by Compiis-sioner Compiis-sioner McGuire. Being a' con tractor, he is no stranger to construction con-struction or maintenance prob lems wnicn arise in city opera' tions. ' Mrs. Benson who leaves f the county auditors office, where she has been a deputy for over a vear. to take over the citv audi torship, has not yet selected her staff, with the exception of Mrs, Georgia Hansen, who is slated for chief deputy In the office). CITYi Provo FaysoB BBBBSBBBBtSaaw l sssi aaa s 1 TX CatV TV I.11 i 11 Is 'TTTT! 111: II v. I ii i i-ww"in' ni 11 Army Prepares To Operate Railroads f it's Uecessary (Continued from Page One) points so they could be used if necessary in operation of the rail' roads. He said it was the intention to use them as necessary to sup plement j railroad men who chose to stay on the Job. Those who want to work would not be re placed. Somervell said security ar rangements were under the authority auth-ority of the nine service com mands. He said no move was be-ing be-ing made to augment the military police now assigned to railway property, but this would be done if necessary. The railroads as of 7 n. m. lasi night became federal property to which federal law applies. Somer-veil Somer-veil said the Smith-Connelly anti- strike act and conspiracy .acts specifically would apply to sxrik era. Ha ald there Were other laws that could be applied, but did not enumerate them. The war department divided tti nation into seven regions and commissioned leading rauroaa men as colonels to act as region al administrators for the govern- mTit- Somervell and Major-Gen. C. . Gross, chief of transportation. army service forces, who ; were designated by Stimson to carry out the seizure, appointed Martin W. Clement, president of the Pennsylvania railroad, as their adviser here. He will also hold the rank of colonel. Somervell said the army start' ed from scratch on Christmas eve on the tremendous Job of organizing organ-izing for the assumption of authority auth-ority after the war departmen had been asked to get ready. The only army plan for such operation opera-tion on file was drawn up in anticipation an-ticipation of entirely different circumstances. The seven regional reg-ional heads were summoned to Washington immediately. No Adjudication Somervell was asked wether the army would put into effect the findings of the fair employment employ-ment practices committee order ing some cf the country's major railroads to cease discriminating aganlst workers because or color. "We are not going to adjudi cate labor disputes or wage argu ments," Somerrvell heplied. "All such matters will be frozen as of 7 p. m. last night." The three holdout 'rail unions. who alone of 20 operating and non-operating brotherhoods re fused President Roesevelt's offer of arbitration, were summoned lo a meeting at the war depart-ment depart-ment with Lt. Gen. Brehon B, Somervell, federal operator of the roads, but the conference subse quently was postponed. There was a possibility that it might be held later today. The rail seizure applied to an of the nation's carrier systems President Roosevelt said th seizure was "temporary. Last time government operation continued con-tinued for 26 months during and after world war I. Executive committees of the three recalcitrant operating unions which rejected Mr. Roosevelt's arbitration ar-bitration offer meet here at 10 a. m. and are expected to rescind their strike order.- They represent repre-sent about 200.000 omployes. The roads were seized at 7 p. m. EWT., yesterday by Secretary ofWa r Henry L. Stimson at Mr. Roosevelt's direction. S 1 1 mson designated Lt. Gen. Brehon Som ervell. commanding general of army service forces, to take over the roads, aided Dy Mai. uen. u. P. Gross, service forces chief of transport. Both are West Pointers. Eisenhower (Continued from Page One) England, Cunningham would be able to cooperate fully with him and still maintain his office at the admiralty. Earlier reports have Indicated that Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devera present commander of American forces In the European theater, mav be sriven the command of all American ground trooos for the invasion, lust as Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery has been placed at the head of British ground forces Other anointments that may be made known soon include that of commander or commanders of the tactical air forces. Lt. Gen. Carl A. Spaatz has been named com' mander of American strategic air forces bombing Germany from the west and south. Woodrow Wilson had a working knowledge of 63,000 words, modern record. EO. t-OZ. $1 StZI rtus TAX RIO. $ ruil.PINT ftZI-fl ptoatss Helps keep ikin romsaticauy soft ana smooth in spite of chapping winds and harsh weather. Use a S luxurious bodjr rob...s nattering powder base. Buy srouvt hsifl DRUG SpringvIHe Spanish Fork DAILY HERALD: PROVO, UTAH COtTNTT, UTAH TUESDAY. DECEMBER St. 14S Yank Cruiser Downed Nazi and Japs ' h n 1 to aboard a XT. S. cruiser in the Pacific, a Marine and a sailor inspect their ihip's record of four two-engined Jap bombers and one Nazi fighter plane shot flown, Official U. S. Navy photo. Utahn, Last Yank Out of Singapore, Returns to U. S. Harold D. Robinson, American counsul in Sydney, Australia, and last American to leave Singapore before its fall nearly two years ago, stopped here briefly yesterday yester-day en route to Washington, D. C. He is a native of Pleasant Grove, Utah county. Robinson, who has been close ly associated with the orient since 1922, said state department rules prevented him from discussing discuss-ing his views on the Pacific situ ation. Robtason-ffirst went to China in 1922 as a trade commissioner for the department of commerce, Later he was transferred to the state department. Since then he has served in China, Malaya and Australia. His wife, the former LenoY Luke of Heber, is visiting in Mexico City. PAGE 3 liSi mm Us i Mother Notified Son Is Prisoner Mrs. Hannah Olsen, 79, of 94 South Seventh East street. re- ceived official word that her son. Lorin Olsen, 42, is a prisoner of the Japanese. Olsen was working on govern ment construction when Wake island was taken and no word had been heard of him until the tele gram arrived Monday. The Provoan served m World War I, and is well known here His wife and two sons are liivng in Walla, walla. Wash. March of Dimes Chairman Named SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 28 (HE) Miss Dorothy Lynch. Salt Lake City, has been appointed Utah state women's chairman of the V -ft MR. GREGORY E. AUSTIN ..." .: .'.s""" Te T t - 'f,-- K , ''ti s - j - " .iv,-.;?;Ui4gfiM iiihiitfiMWimtiiir wrWiYii rtiortiTiiitrViTiiiTfirniiT'ii ir m m I a Tfci - g.y.:y;w-;-y::siss Si tu&9ft 1 i a? - s " &s s - - is - i ! 1 , C ti I - ; - ) - : - . , " I ANNOUNCEMENT By Mr. T. H. Heal I am proud to announce tHaLMr. Gregory; E. Austin will be my business partner January 1, 1944. "Greg" has purchased half interest in the Heal Realty Co. so that yrejEQight be able to provide a truly modern- expert insurance counselor service. He is at present Branch Manager for the General America Companies, whom we represent locally, for Utah and Idaho. His experience in the field of insurance has been unique and he is in a position to render professionalized insurance advice. The name of the firm is to-be changed to "HEAL &-AUSTIN, Inc." 165 West Center street, phone 4. Nazi Sea Raider Cornered, Sunk By British Forces '. (Continued from Page One) 0 T D.m.tt In tit Rtfaat n tercepted the raider and: brought the jpnemy to action immediately, despite the fact that .her nine 11-Inch 11-Inch guns far outranged their armament. . In the first exchange of fire the Norfolk scored a direct bit with her eight-inch guns and the Scharnhorst turned back to the south. The cruisers promptly sent the convoy mattered to the north. while they radioed word back to. the main escorting force and tools up the chase- Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, com- mander-in -chief of the Braitisa home fleet, covering the rear of the convoy aboard the Duke of York, immediately headed his coast to cut off the Scharnhorst's retreat, along with his supporting force, the cruiser Jamaica and four destroyers. The German raider, apparently unaware of tne powerful units closing in on its rear, hovered along the fringe of the convoy. just out of range, for several hours and then closed In again at top speed. Once more the British cruisers moved in with all batteries blaz ing, . and the Scharnhorst again was forced to turn away after scoring a. hit on the Norfolk. The delay proved fatal, however. for the Duke of York and her escorts had slipped in between the Scharnhorst and the Norwegian coast. For hours the trapped raid er twisted back and forth in a vein effort to escape the converg ing British ships until Frasers destroyers halted the chase with a daring point-blank attack and sent three torpedoes crashing into the Scharnhorst's hull. The destroyer Saumarez waa damaged slightly, apparently in this phase of the battle, but only a lew casualties were surierea and there were no other losses in the British formation, apart from the hit taken by the Norfolk. Some German survivors were picked up from the water, but the admiralty gave no indication as to how many of the 1,400 officers and men aboard the Scharnhorst were rescued. infantile paralysis "march of dimes" drive, it was announced today. joai jr riviuuru, luin wug and national women's chairman of the drive, appointed Miss Lynch. The drive opens Jan. 15.