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Royce Military Group
Completes Talks With Saudi Arabian King By the Associated Press. CAIRO, Dec. 16.—An American military mission has completed successful introductory talks with one of the Arab world's most re nowned warriors, King Ibu Saud of Saudi Arabia, it was announced yesterday, raising speculation of f possible expansion of military and supply transportation activities in the Middle East. The mission, which was the first from the United States ever to visit the fabulous Arabian kingdom, w'hich can be entered only by invi tation. talked for three days with the tall, powerfully-built King on economic and military matters. Saudi Arabia, comprising the greater part of the Arabian penin sula. is rich in oil. Royalties from concessions have fattened King Ibn Saud s treasury. Mai. Gen. Ralph Royce. American Middle East commander, headed the mission, which left behind four military experts on economics, pub lic health, radio transmission and military affairs. Unusual Honors Paid to Royce. Ibn Saud singled out Gen. Royce for unusual honors at an Arabian Nights banquet last Sunday. The King took Gen. Royce up a# ramp outside the palace to a banquet room flooded by a full moon. Before, only the King had been allowed to use the ramp which was built be cause of the King's battle-shattered knee. At a table set for SO guests, the Arabian King offered the Americans a feast of 10 whole sheep, huge plates of vegetables and other meats. He did not insist that they eat what he considered the greatest delicacy —sheeps’ eyes. The King presented to Gen. Royce Arabian costumes, a gold and silver sword and a wrist watch. Gen. Royce's gift to the King was valu able radio equipment. Gen. Royce's visit underscored the little-emphasized Arabic political conferences in Cairo and Teheran. Ibn Saud notably took occasion dur ing the Mecca pilgrimage to salute for the first time the growing idea of a pan-Arabic federation. Fan-Arabic t ommitment. In a pronouncement before going to Mecca. Egyptian. Iraqi. Syrian and other Arabian dignitaries made the first public pan-Arabic commitment. They declared an identity of views had been reached and pointed out that a solution of the Lebanese problem had brought a •'testing time" for Arab unity and touched on independence for "our Syrian brothers." It was disclosed that one sugges tion made by Gen. Royce to Ibn Saud during an informal conversa tion was that Saudi Arabia send stu dents to the United States to study engineering and medicine. Saudi Arabian ministers and chiefs listen intently to American radio broadcasts, a member of Gen. Royce's staff discovered. "They are keenly interested in our planes." he added. "They had heard about the B-20 mew American superbotnberi and wanted to know if it was true that it was so big. how many people it would carry and how fast it would go." Ibn Saucf declined Gen. Royqe's invitation • that he. go on his ftrst plane ride. but. said his brother would be glad- to go. Gen. Royce took four Arabians on a flight be fore leaving. The mission left behind in Jidda to contmpe consultations is in charge of Col Alton W. Howard. It includes Maj. • Joseph Waldman. Medical Corps specialist, who treat ed the King's eyes. North Africa Survey Flight Wins Air Medal for Five F" th* Associated Press. NEW YORK. Dec. 16.—The Air Medal was presented yesterday by Mai Gen Harold George, com mander of the Army Air Transport Command, to the five members of an American Airlines crew who made the initial survey flight for the command to North Africa via the Presque Isle, Me., and Newfound land route. The men. who made the flight last April 15. honored at the cere mony at La Guardia Field, included G W. Smith. Marion. Ind.. radio officer, and J. E. Brown, Peoria, 111., navigator. The citation accompanying the medals read: "For outstanding pro fessional ability in the performance of their duty despite untried naviga tional facilities and lack of flying aids. The route was flown nonstop in 11 hours." COOKING TURNIPS? To lull all unpleasant kitchen odors, simply uncap a bottle of oir-wick, pull up the wick and that's all. Nothing to light or burn or spray. This amazing discovery contains Chloro phyll—Nature's own substance found in growing plants, and because oir wick, and only oir-wick, contains Chlorophyll, it makes your home country-fresh. Use oir-wick, too. to kill unpleasant odors in kitchen, bathrooms, closets, smokestale rooms. It costs only a cent or so a day. At groceries, drug, variety, hardware, chain and department stores every where. Se»man Brothers. Inc., New York 33, N. Y., distributors. _ u-' 111,1111 ■ ■ - -.m. ■■■ ULCERS • CAS ACID STOMACH IRRITABLE COLON may be due to hyper FREE|»cidity. If so, these * 1 conditions can be quickly relieved by a new and revolutionary DRUGLESS treat ment developed by the stomach specialists of a prominent Chi cago Hospital. Leading doctors and hospitals have announced amazing results from this prep aration which was heretofore sold only on physicians' pre scription. . . No* sufferers *ho clip this sd end brlns It In can obtain a FR1X Booklet of Doctor and Hospital Reports. Gener ous trial sue of V. M. Tablets. J1 00 THE VITA HEALTH FOOD CO. 619 12th St. N.W., 5040 14th St. N.W. IT. COMDR. JAMES A. THOMAS, U. S. N. CAPT. WAYNE P. KELLY, V. S. M. C. BOWLING BOND BOOSTERS—Lt. Comdr. Thomas and Capt. ; Kelly, decorated for bravery in aerial warfare with the Japs, will take part in the big bowling show slated at Convention Hall Sunday night in conjunction with The Star's War Bond tournament. (Story on Sports Page.i —Navy Photos. Friendship Citizens Told Of Hawaii Self-Government Hawaii's record as a financial as set as well as being of strategic mili tary importance, has been due to its form of local self-government, Joseph R. Farrington, Hawaiian delegate to Congress, told the Friendship Citizens' Association last night. Interest in their government, he asserted, has brought about interest in business, thus "Hawaii pays her own way.” Comparing the governments of Hawaii and Ute District, the Wash ington-born Relegate, said the Dis trict is suffering from lack of home rule.” The association passed a resolu tion opposing the establishment of any dance hall in the vicinity which would sell liquor. They also voted to request the turning on of the traffic, light at Wisconsin avenue and Fessenden street N.W. Guy Birdsall, president, presided at the meeting held in Janney School. v Gen. McNair Asserts War Is Not Going Fast Enough'j Ey the As>oci»ted Press. SAN FRANCISCO. Dee. 16.—Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair, commanding general of the Army Ground Forces, asserted in an interview last night "the war is not going fast enough.” Gen. McNair, a possible successor to Gen. George C. Marshall as Chief of Staff in the event of the latter's transfer to Europe, said the war's speed is held up by “tough enemies, I guess; they are still plenty tough.” "Bombing is giving tremendous destruction to Germany," ho said, "but it only serves to weaken her. The final decision in this war will come on the ground. We have to have ground force invasion." IknabeT PIANOS i Ererette. WarMtttr. Letter. I Ester and Others B j f PIANOS FOR RENT J_[ STfTT'C 1330 G Street J Mm At A A (Middle ol Block) ' How Used Cooking Fats Give You FREE RED POINTS WHY YOU GET FREE POINTS: Two red ration points and 4c will be given to you by your meat dealer for every pound of used cooking fat you turn in to him. The OPA has authorized this. Why? Because our country urgently needs used cooking fats to make the glycerine essential to battlefield medicines, gunpowder, synthetic rubber and other war essentials. HOW TO GET THEM: The moment you have saved a can ful of used cooking fat, take it to your butcher. Please save fats in a tin can—any kind of fruit, soup or vegetable can will do, but not glass. For every pound of fat, your butcher will give you 4^ and two red points, free—to be used any time, anywhere, to purchase meat, butter or any product requiring red stamps. ! HOW TO SAVE FAT: Every drop is needed. It makes no difference how black or burned it is. Every tablespoonful yields crystal-clear glycerine to make S machine gun bullets or 73 smallpox inoculations. So scrape your skillets and pans, skim gravies and soups, melt down fat trim mings. Keep a can on the back of the stove to hold the fat Start saving today. When the cap’s full, turn it in! ’■ . —__ .1 Approv'd by OP A md JTPB. Poid for by Indmtry Son, Listed as Killed In Pacific, Reports He Is Recuperating Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Brown, 3611 Eleventh street N.W.. have received word from their son. Christopher Albert Brown. 22, ship fitter, third class, who was believed to have been killed in action, that he is recuperating from wounds in a naval hospital ship somewhere in the South Pacific. The parents were notified November 16 by the Navy De partment that their son had been killed in t - a. Brown, action. Hoping to get more details, they wrote a friend of their son. a yeoman who served aboard the same ship. The friend replied—the letter ar riving last Friday, the same day as Shipfitter Brown's—that he didn't see how “Chris could have been killed" because he had seen him transferred to a hospital ship. Tire friend wrote that their ship had remained docked for about a week snri each day young Brown's friends! ,’lsited him. Shipfltter Brown suf-i ’ered a seriously-fractured skull and* broken ribs, the friend wrote. The captain of the ship, himself, he yeoman wrote, visited young Brown and returned to tell the crew I I that the boy had “every chance for a full recovery.” In hi* letter the son aaid that he now. was recovering from wounds in a naval hospital ship, but that he guessed the Navy Department had wired full information. The parents revealed that on Sat urday the Navy Department cor rected its earlier report and said that young Brown was wounded in action. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, Shipfitter Brown formerly was emplgggd at the Naval Powder factory in Indianhcad, Md. He en listed in the Navy in August, 1942. and had been overseas since Sep tember. A brother, Sergt. Ernest Winfred Brown, is serving with the Air Forces in England. Alcoa Vacation Schedule Negotiated With Union By the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16—A new vacation plan giving employes of the Aluminum Co. of America one week after one year’s service and two weeks annually after five years, has been negotiated and awaits only approval of the War Labor Board. N. A. Zonarich, president of the CIO Aluminum Workers of America, announced last night. Under the old system employes with less than two years service did not get vacations. The union also is conducting a referendum of its members on a proposal to demand a 15-cent-an hour wage increase. CHMSTMtS TREES FRESHLY CUT HOME-GROWN NORWAY SPRUCE Select Youre Early Reserve Hill Farm 5115 Little Falls Read Arlington, Virginia & "'ft w?St.ol Waihmotcm Golt and RrfdJl*. Cl.ub „<v* m,le> ,rem *>v doe, or 3 miles from Choin B rtdBt. I Telephone Chestnut 0797 or 1155 Death of Two Flyers In Crashes Reported To Relatives Here Two airmen from the Washington area have been killed ih plane crashes at bases in the' United States, their relatives here learned yesterday. Lt. George A. Hileman, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. B t r t Hileman, 2tl4 Shannon ; place S.E., was one of 11 men killed yesterday in the crash of a B-17 Flying Fortress from the Ardmore • Okla.) Army Air Base. Lt. Samuel M. McNutt. 21, was killed Tuesday night in a crash at the Marine Base, Santa Ana, u- o«. *• HiUm»n. Calif., it was learned by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Perry F. SeWard, with whom he lived at 8100 Custer road, Bethesda, Md. Lt. Hileman. whose brother. Staff Sergt. Floyd N. Hileman, tail gun ner on a Fortress, has been reported missing in action in the Mediter ranean area since October 14, had been stationed at Ardmore tor a month. He had written his mother he expected to spend his Christmas “at 20,000 feet,” the height at which he hoped to train that day. He was born in Wheeling, W. Va., land lived in West Virginia and Ohio before moving to Washington three years ago. He graduated jfrom Anacostia High School in 1941, and was a photographer with the procurement division of the Treas ury Department before beginning aviation cadet training last Febru ary. He received his wings as a navigator at Selman Field, La., in October, after which he was home on leave. Lt. McNutt was a native of Dur ham, N. C„ and came to Washing ton from Lynchburg. Va., in 1941 to work for the Quartermaster Corps. He was a sophomore at Maryland [University when he enlisted in the Navy in August. 1942. After com pleting air cadet training at Pen sacola. Fla., he was commissioned in the Marine Corps and had been at Santa Ana since September. Al though Lt. McNutt had lived in Bethesda for only two years, he had These days every one is demanding top quality * • • BUT NOT EVERY ONE IS GETTING IT i / The surest wav is to turn to SHOES that never stood for anything else. 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