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Agencies of League
May Be Transferred
To New Peace Group
By the Associated Press.
A proposal that League of Na
tions functions be incorporated
in the new world peace organi
zation may be submitted to the
forthcoming United Nations con
It was learned today that the
League Committee at a recent Lon
don meeting decided to continue the
agency until its duties can be as
, sumed by the projected United Na
tions group. This committee was
selected to run the League during
the war.
Several League agencies still are
operating, including the Interna
tional Labor Organization, financial
and economic sections and part of
the secretariat.
Buildings to Be Sold.
i The League’s 45 members must be
consulted on its dissolution. This
probably w'ill be done through dip
lomatic channels, since a League
meeting is not feasible.
Disposition of the League’s build
ings and money wdll be settled by
all its members. The jmlaces at
Geneva probably will be sold.
It seems certain that the new
peace organization will not be es
tablished at Geneva. Russia is sup
porting Vienna as the site, Wash
ington diplomats say. Brussels and
Luxembourg have been suggested.
About 500 treaties referring to the
League must be changed to the fu
ture peace agency.
Washington officials say nothing
definite can be done about dis
solving the League until the new
organization is created.
Enemies Withdrew.
One problem is that several neu
tral countries are league members.
While the Dumbarton Oaks plan
provides for admission to the new
peace agency of “all peace-loving
nations,” it is not expected that non
members of the United Nations will
participate until the war settle
ment is completed.
No enemy country still is affiliated
with the league. Japan, Italy, Ger
many, Spain and Argentina with
drew over differences with the j
league. The status of the former
Axis satellites —Bulgaria, Romania
and Hungary — is unclear. They
never formally withdrew but ceased
to take part as they fell under
Nazi domination.
Mrs. Roosevelt 'Adopts'
Third Child War Victim
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 25. — Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt has “adopted"
her third child war victim—Ga
brielle Dore, a French girl in France I
—Foster Parents’ Plan for War
Children announced yesterday.
Mrs. Edna Blue, plan executive
chairman, said the child was one of
25 found by a plan representative
being cared for by an Abbe Noe in a
deserted Normany house. The chil
dren, many of them ill, were living
on black bread and coffee and had j
only one blanket for all of them, I
she said.
The abbe has described Gabrielle,
whose age is not known, as one of a
family of six. Her mother is ill and
her father was killed by a mine'
Mrs. Roosevelt previously has
“adopted’’ Paulette Le Mescam, a
French girl, and Rosemary Howard,
6, daughter of a British seaman.
Foster Parents’ Plan operates 45
children’s hospitals in England,
France and Malta, each foster par
ent paying $15 a month for the care
of a child.
(Continued From First Page.)
University held services, as did most
of the city’s smaller churches.
Fittingly, the American people re
ceived as a Christmas present the
cheerful news yesterday that the
terrific counteroffensive launched
through Belgium and Luxembourg
by Field Marshal von Runstedt had
been stopped by Allied air and land
power. Recalling the predictions of
military leaders, Americans found
reason to hope that the short-lived
offensive might lead to a German
defeat sooner than could have been
expected otherwise.
Secretary of the Navy Forrestal,
In a Christmas message to the Navy’s
civilian workers, called on them to
“firmly resolve to face the tasks of
the new year with a concentration
and devotion to duty which matches
that of the forces afloat and aloft.”
Admiral of the Fleet Nimitz sent
“the following message to Navy men
et Guam:
“First of all I wish to send you
Christmas greetings. I have the
ptmost admiration for the exertions
end success of our forces ashore and
Afloat in the Pacific. They have
met every expectation. I have only
admiration for their courage and
Norwegians Hear King.
■ This Christmas, following a long
Series of Allied victories throughout
the world, brought new hope for
liberation to oppressed peoples who
Rave lived for long, weary months
unaer the heel of the German and
Japanese, the Associated Press
points out.
King Haakon of Norway in a
broadcast from London offered his
Subjects the hope that “we shall
celebrate next Christmas in a free
country when it will once more be
.the festival of home and peace.”
' Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of
China, speaking from Chungking,
called on churches to do all they can
to aid wounded and sick soldiers and
homeless refugees, “for we shall then
fulfill our duties as Christians and
as citizens.”
CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM.—These members of the WAC have come to the cave hallowed for
centuries as the scene of the first Christmas eve, to make their devotions at the birthplace of
Christ. According to legend, the silver star before which they are kneeling marks the actual
spot of the manger wherein Mary placed the Christ Child. The girls are Pvt. Marjorie Martin of
Chicago (left) and Molly A. Carter, Passaic, N. J. (right). —Signal Corps Photo.
I Pope Calls On World
For Society of Peoples
To Ban Future Wars
By the Associated Press.
ROME, Dec. 25.—Pope Pius XII,
in his annual Christmas message
last night, called on the peave-lov
ing peoples of the world to do every
thing possible to ban future wars
and indorsed the formation of a
strong organization—a “society of
peoples”—as a logical means to this
“If ever a generation has had
to appreciate in the depths of its
conscience the call to ‘war on war’.
It certainly is the present genera
tion,” the Pontiff said in an address
broadcast by the Vatican City radio.
He warned, however, that at
tempts to preserve peace would fail
if a "perpetual burden” were placed
on the defeated nations at the end
of the present conflict.
People Must Have Hope.
The Pope said it was “understand
able and probably inevitable” that
those responsible for the war
"should have for a time to undergo
the rigors of security measures until
the bonds of mutual trust, violent
ly broken, are gradually welded to
gether again.”
“Nevertheless,” he cautioned, “even
these peoples must have a well
founded hope—commensurate to
their active collaboration in the
work of reconstruction—of being
able, together with the other states
I with equal consideration and with
the same rights, to be associated
; with the great community of na
I tions.
“To deny them this hope would
be the reverse of far-seeing wisdom.
It would be to assure the grave re
sponsibility of barring the way to
a general liberation from all dis
astrous consequences, material,
moral and political, of the gigantic
cataclysm which has shaken the
poor human family to its very
foundations, but which, at the same
time, has shown it the road to new
The Pope expressed belief that out
of the depths of the present global
conflict is rising “an aura of hope,”
a 'desire on the part of an ever
increasing number of people to
make the war a starting-point for
a “complete reorganization of the
“Taught by bitter axperience,” he
said, “people are more aggressive in
opposing the concentration of dic
tatorial power that cannot be cen
sured or touched, and call for a
system of government more in keep
ing with the dignity and liberty of ■
the citizens.”
Democracy in Monarchies.
The Pontiff declared that consid
ering “the extent and nature of the
sacrifices demanded of all citizens,”
the democratic form of government
“appears to many as a postulate of
nature imposed by reason itself.”
He added that "democracy, taken
in the broad sense, admits of vari
ous forms, and can be realized in
monarchies as well as in republics.”
After delivering his broadcast ad
dress the Pope celebrated the first
public Christmas Eve mass to be
held in St. Peter's in 75 years. A
throng estimated at 100.000 jammed
every available bit of space in the
famous cathedral and overflowed
into the courtyard.
Christmas Is Only Monday
To 'Nubbins' Hoffman
By the Associated Press.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 25.—Lit
tle Forest "Nubbins" Hoffman, 3,
got up early today but Christmas
was just Monday in the Marshall
Hoffman home.
“Nubbins,” of course, isn’t being
slighted by Santa. He had his
Christmas November 19 when his
parents felt he wouldn’t live until
December 25. An operation at Den
ver, however, fixed that.
His physician, a Denver urologist
who removed a bladder obstruction
from the little boy, said rest and
quiet are essential fp his recovery.
Wife of Prisoner in Poland
Receives Roses as Usual
Though her husband is a prisoner
of war in Poland, Mrs. Martha Rog
ers, 1607 Thirtieth street S.E., re
teived his Christmas eve wedding
anniversary gift of red roses as
lisual this year.
For 12 years Lt. Jeff Rogers has
gent her roses on Christmas eve.
Mrs. Rogers, a teacher at the Kim
ball School, was wrapping her gifts
yesterday when the dozen American
Beauties arrived, bearing a card say
ing, “All my love, Jeff.”
' Mrs. Rogers called the florist to
learn the source of the gift, and
fpund it had been arranged through
toe Red Cross.
Listed as missing in action in
Prance August 2, Lt. Rogers was
reported a prisoner August 23. An
infantry officer, ne nas Deen over
seas since March. He attended
George Washington University and
Benjamin Franklin University and
worked for the Federal Housing Ad
ministration before entering the
Army in 1940.
Mrs. Rogers, the former Martha
Fisher, was married to Lt. Rogers
two years ago and has received sev
eral messages from him, one of
which said he was "scratched up”
when captured.
Birth of Christ-Child Portrayed
In Bethlehem Christmas Drama
By the Associated Press.
BETHLEHEM. Dec. 25.—The mir
acle of the ages was re-enacted In
Bethlehem last night and symbolic
ally a babe was born again in the
very grotto where nearly 2,000 years
ago Christ was bo/n.
Just as then, men knelt in adora
tion, with their heads turned to
ward the spot where the manger
once stood.
The stamp of war lay heavily on
Bethlehem. Manger Square was
packed with men in uniform—some
flown here from the battlefields of
France and Italy only a few hours
previously. For miles the road from
Jerusalem was lined with military
cars and trucks, and at first glance
it was like passing a convoy moving
up to battle.
Once within Bethlehem the grim
illusion vanished, for the city glowed
with a soft light like a golden crown
on the dark hills of Judea.
Pilgrims Wait in Rain.
The pilgrims waited patiently In
the square fronting the Church of
the Nativity. Rain fell during the
late afternoon but still they waited.
Most of them had been there since
2 p.m„ when His Beatitude, the
Latin Patriarch, came from Jeru
His procession passed through the
historic Jaffa gate and along the
Roman road past the Hill of Tan
tur and the remains of Herod’s
palace and the tomb of Rachel.
At Rachel's tomb the procession
halted and the Mayor of Bethlehem
extended the ancient greeting to the
Latin Patriarch. Then it continued
to Manger Square. His Beatitude,
wearing the beautiful purplfc robe
of his office, entered the Latin
Church of St. Catherine which ad
joins the Church of the Nativity,
and the ceremony of celebrating the
Christ child's birth had begun.
It continued throughout the aft
ernoon and early evening in suc
cessive rituals.
The high pontiflclal mass began
at 10 o’clock, leading gradually to
ward its climax at midnight. Sac
red music flowed through the can
dle-filled church with the altar
ablaze with light.
At the midnight hour, the silver
voices of the great bells of Bethle
hem rang out. This was the mo
ment all Christendom waited.
Simulacrum on Altar.
On the altar a babe lay revealed,
a shining simulacrum of the Christ
child. The miracle was re-enacted.
The patriarch took the symbol of
the child in his arms and the wor
shippers knelt in joy and humility.
The majestic procession wound
through the church. The acolytes
and choirboys came first, followed
by high dignitaries of the church
and last the patriarch himself, car
rying the representation of the
Son of God.
They went down a short flight
of stone steps toward the grotto
where Mary had been and on which
the light of ^he guiding star had
fallen. Beneath a silver star the
patriarch placed the babe.
Then in the final scene of thir
drama, Joseph’s movement was re
enacted and the child was lifted and
placed gently where the manger
once stood.
The story was ended.
Text of President's Message
The text of President Roose
velt’s Christmas eve message:
It is not easy to say ‘‘Merry
Christmas” to you, my fellow
Americans, in this time of destruc
tive war. Nor can one lightly say
"Merry Christmas” tonight to our
armed forces at their battle stations
all over the world—or to our Allies
w’ho fight by their side.
Here, at home, we will celebrate
this Christmas Day in our tradi
tional American way—because of its
deep spiritual meaning to us; be
cause the teachings of Christ are
fundamental in our lives; and be
cause we want our youngest gen
eration to grow up knowing the
significance of this tradition and
the story of the coming of the im
mortal Prince of Peace and Good
Will. But, in perhaps every home
in the United States, sad and an
xious thoughts will be continually
with the millions of our loved ones
who are suffering hardships and
misery, and who are risking their
very lives to, preserve for us and
for all mankind, the fruits of His
teachings and the foundations of
civilization itself.
The Christmas spirit lives tonight
in the bitter cold of the front lines
in Europe and in the heat of the
jungles and swamps of Burma and
the Pacific islands. Even the roar
of our bombers and fighters in the
air and the guns of our ships at
sea will not drown out the mes
sages of Christmas which come to
the hearts of our fighting men.
The thoughts of these men tonight
will turn to us here at home around
our Christmas trees, surrounded
by our children and grandchildren
and their Christmas stockings and
gifts—just as our own thoughts go
out to them, tonight and every
night, in their distant places.
We all know how anxious they are
to be home with us, and they know
how' anxious we are to have them
—and how determined every one
of us is to make their day of home
coming as early as possible. And
—above all—they know the deter
mination of all right thinking people
and nations, that Christmases such
as those that we have known in
these years of world tragedy shall
not come again to beset the souls
of the children of God.
This generation has passed
through many recent years of deep
darkness, watching the spread of
the poison of Hitlerism and Fascism
in Europe—the growth of imperial
ism and militarism in Japan—the
final clash of war all over the world.
Then came the dark days of the fall
of France, and the ruthless bomb
ing of England, and the desperate
battle of the Atlantic, and of Pearl
Harbor and Corregidor and Singa
Since then the prayers of good
men and women and children the
world over have been answered. The
tide of battle has turned, slowly but
inexorably, against those who sought
to destroy civilization.
On this Christmas Day, we can
not yet say when our victory will
come. Our enemies still fight fan
atically. They still have reserves
of men and military power. But,
they themselves know that they and
their evil works are doomed. We
may hasten the day of that doom if
we here at home continue to do our
full share.
We pray that that day may come
soon. We pray that until then, God
will protect our gallant men and
women in the uniforms of the
United Nations—that He will re
ceive into His infinite grace those
who make their supreme sacrifice in
the cause of righteousness and love
of Him and His teachings.
We pray that with victory will
come a new day of peace on earth
in which all the nations of the
earth will join together for all time.
That is the spirit of Christmas, the
Holy Day. May that spirit live and
grow throughout the world in all the
years to come.
Child Is Badly Burned
As Pajamas Catch Fire
Richard Remsen, 7, of 1425 Clifton
street N.W., was badly burned this
morning when he climbed up on
a stove in the kitchen at his home
and his pajamas caught fire.
The boy and his sister, Mary, 9,
jvere coloring books with crayons
before the accident occurred. Lloyd
Remsen, the father, heard their
screams and running into the
kitchen, tore the burning pajamas
off Richard.
The boy was taken to Children’s
Hospital, suffering from second-de
gree body burns.
New French Ambassador
Arrives for Dufy Here
Henri L. Bennet, recently ap
pointed French Ambassador to the
United States, arrived here by plane
last night from New York and pre
pared to assume his official duties, it
was announced today.
M. Bonnet was accompanied by
Mme. Bonnet, the new Counsellor
o< the Embassy, Francis Lacoete;
Mme. Lacoste and their three chil
dren. They proceded to the French
The Ambassador and his party
left Paris Saturday morning and
arrived at La Guardia Field, New
York, yesterday. They took a plane
shortly afterward for Washington
where they were met at the Na
tional Airport by Vice Admiral Ray
mond Fenaud, chief of the French
Naval Mission here, and members
of the French delegation.
Officials of the delegation said
plans have not been completed for
the Ambassador to present his cre
dentials to President Roosevelt.
Meteorological Unit
To View AAF Slides
The District branch of the Amer
ican .Meteorological Society will
meet at 8 p.m. Thursday at George
Washington University’s Hall of
Government, Twenty-first and G
streets N.W.
Speakers will be Lt. Herbert G.
Dorsey, jr., who will show slides
taken during a recent assignment
in Greenland, and Capt. L. G.
Garbett, director of the British
Naval Meteorological Service.
New Budget to Lift
National Debt Above
300-Billion Mark
By the Associated Press.
Fiscal experts took a look today
at a prospective national debt of
$300,000,000,000 and said its manage
ment will afford one of the greatest
challenges ever to confront the
At stake in finding a sound meth
od of handling it are the solvency
of the Government, stability of the
national economy and the savings
and investments of every Amer
These experts aren’t exactly wor
ried yet. But they are working on
a budget, which President Roose
velt will submit to Congress in
about 10 days, which will hoist the
debt above $300,000,000,000.
In former years, they say, it
didn’t matter greatly if there was
a bit of a deficit—or even a siz
able deficit—for the t»m debt was
relatively small and there always
were prospects of running into a
period of good years which would
permit trimming it to comfortable
“Chances” Must Be Avoided.
But after this war, the Govern
ment won’t be able to take many
chances. For it is going to cost
about as much to pay interest on
the debt, to say nothing of retiring
it, as it used to cost for total prewar
expenses of the Government.
And, should peace plans prove in
adequate, it would be a staggering
job to pile costs of another war on
top of a $300,000,000,000 debt.
Disturbing many economists, too,
is the fear that another depression
may set in two or three years after
the war ends.
Some of them believe the imme
diate postwar years will be rela
tively prosperous, that demands pent
up during the war will be unleashed.
Others say that the prospect of
heavy delayed demands has been
exaggerated, except in a few lines of
consumer goods.
Lower Income Held Certain,
But both groups’ views pretty well
coincide on a sharp dip toward de
pression levels after two or three
postwar years.
Should those fears prove well
founded and the national income
slip back to something like $40,
000.000,000 a year, the Government
might find itself borrowing again
to meet running expenses — and
borrowing to pay Interest on its
borrowed money.
Consequently, Government finan
cial authorities are hopeful that
America can keep the annual na
tional income at from $140,000,
000,000 to $150,000,000,000 after the
war. i
Amid all the financial uncer
tainty, there is one thing the fiscal
experts are sure of—not in this
generation and perhaps not in
many generations will the national
debt ever be whittled back down to
a comparatively slim $20,000,000,000
or $30,000,000,000.
One Killed, 19 Injured
In Freak Rail Wreck
By the Associated Press*
BELVIDERE, 111., Dea.35.-Ohe
death of one person and the injury
of at least 19 others in a freak pas
senger train accident near here last
night was being investigated today
by Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI was called in after re
ports that a broken rail had caused
two cars of the southbound North
western Railroad ■‘Viking” to tum
ble over an embankment as it
headed toward Chicago from Min
neapolis. A 7-foot piece of the rail
could not be found. Sheriff Fred
Smith and Cononer Floyd Atkins of
Boone County, 111., reported.
Two other cars of the 15-car train
also left the rails but did not over
While earlier reports had indi
cated at least four persons died in
the accident, Coroner Atkins listed
the only fatality as that of a woman
tentatively identified as Mrs. Quirk
of Beloit, Wis. She was pinned be
neath one of the cars, and it was
necessary to use actetylene torches
to recover the body.
Many of the passengers in the
wrecked cars were soldiers from
Truax Field, Madison, Wis. They
aided rescue workers In removing
the Injured from the cars.
Goebbels Says Hitler
Is Directing Drive
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 25.—Nazi Propa
ganda Minister Paul Joseph Goeb
bels apologized profusely to the
German people last night for the
failure of Adolf Hitler to address
them on Christmas eve and de
clared the Nazi dictator had plan
ned and directed the current Ger
man offensive.
"The Fuehrer made me his spokes
man to greet the 90,000.000 Ger
mans at home who stand behind
him like a wall," Goebbels was
quoted as saying in a Berlin radio
broadcast heard by NBC and CBS
monitors. “He brings his wishes
to you on this Christmas eve. All
day—and in his sleepless nights—
the Fuehrer’s thoughts are always
with you."
The propaganda minister said Hit
ler’s mind “is clear and vigorous,
contrary to the lies put out by
propaganda of the Allies,” the NBC
monitored report said, adding: “He
is determined to hit the enemy
wherever and whenever possible,
and never has the Fuehrer’s mind
been so full of plans, as has been
shown by the new offensive.”
As for Hitler’s disappearance
from public view, Goebbels said,
“The Fuehrer has a lot to say, but
lie . will say it when he thinks the
time is ripe,” the reports said.
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butt) bone in (pieces or slices) 0 4 Up 4
Shoulder—butt half (Boston
butt) boneless (pieces or slices) 0 4 Up 4
Other pork cuts—spareribs.. 0 3 Up 3
Bacon—slab or piece, rind on,-. 0 4 Up 4
Bacon—slab or piece, rind off... 0 4 Up 4
Bacon—sliced, rind off_ 0 4 Up 4
Bacon—Canadian style, pieced or
sliced . 8 10 Up 2
Sides, aged, dry cured-. 2 5 Up 3
Butter, creamery ___ 20 24 Up 4
Canned milk, including evapo
rated or condensed milk_ 1 iy2 Up %
Beef liver ...... 0 4 Up 4
Veal liver_ 0 6 Up 6
Bologna, all types_ 0 2 Up 2
Frankfurters, all types. 0 3 Up 3
Type 1 . 0 3 Up 3
Type 2. 0 2 Up 2
Type 3 . 0 2 Up 2
Type 4. 0 2 Up 2
Smoked pork sausage, all types.. 0 2 Up 2
Polish, all types. 0 2 Up 2
Berliner .. 0 2 Up 2
Capicolli butts_ 0 5 Up 5
Knackwurst (all beef). 0 3 Up 3
Lebanon bologna __ 0 5 Up 5
Minced luncheon_ 0 2 Up 2
New England .. 0 3 Up 3
Pepperoni.. 0 3 Up 3
Dry sausage—hard; typical items
are hard salami, hard cervelat. 0 4 Up 4
Semidry sausage; typical items
are cervelat, pork roll and
mortadella _ 0 3 Up 3
fresh, Smoked and Cooked Sausage (Including Chili
Con Carne and Corned Beef Hash).
Group A—100 per cent meat
content - 0 3 Up 3
Group B—Not less than 90 per
cent - 0 2 Up 2
: Pork sausage (bulk or link)_ 0 2 Up 2
; Corned beef—canned or brick—. 0 6 Up 6
I Corned beef hash (lessi than 50
per cent but more thin 20 per
cent meat) _ 0 2 Up 2
Deviled ham_ 0 3 Up 3
; Dried beef - 0 16 Up 16
i Ham (whole or piece) . 8 9 Up 1
i Luncheon meat_ 0 4 Up 4
Sausage in oil. 0 2 Up 2
Vienna sausage _ 0 2 Up 2
Barbecued pork, sliced or shredded 0 8 Up 8
Corned beef brisket (sliced). 0 5 Up 5
Dried beef, slices ... .. 0 16 Up 16
I Ham, bone in, whole or half_ 7 8 Up l
Ham, bone in, slices_II 12 Up 1
Ham, butt end —. 7 8 Up 1
Ham, shank end_ 4 5 Up 1
Ham, boneless, whole or half_ 8 9 Up 1
i Ham, boneless and fatted slices. 11 12 Up 1
1 Picnic or shoulder, bone in_ 8 5 Up 5
Picnic or shoulder, boneless_ 0 6 Up 6
I Picnic or shoulder, slices__ 0 7 Up 7
Spareribs, cooked or barbecued— 0 5 Up 5
•New item on chart.
Weather Report
District of Columbia, Maryland
and Virginia — Mostly cloudy with
intermittent rain and mild tempera
ture today and tonight. Tomorrow
partly cloudy and colder.
River Report.
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers
clear at Harpers Ferry.
Report (or List 48 Hours.
Be.— Degrees.
4 p.m._ 34
I .: d.iight _ZZZZZ 35
4 a m._ 33
8 a.m._ 32
Noon _ 36
2 p.m._ 37
4 p.m.- 38
8 p.m. _ 35
Midnight _ 34
4 a.m._ 34
8 a.m._ 34
Noon _ 37
Record (or Last 24 Honrs.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest, 38. at 3:50 pm. Year ago. 32.
Lowest. 32. at 2:35 a.m. Year age* 23,
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 98. on June 18.
Lowest. 16, on December 22.
Humidity Report.
Saturday. 2:30 p.m-69 per cent
Saturday. 8:30 p m_73 per cent
8unday. 8:30 a.m_85 per cent
Sunday. 8:30 p.m_72 per cent
Today, 2:30 a.m-82 per cent
Today, 8:30 a m _91 per cent
Tide Tablet.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High_5:06 a.m. 8:06 a.m.
Low_11:50 a.m. 12:48 P.m.
High_6:41p.m. 6:38 p.m.
Low _<;_12:30 a.m. _
The Son and Moon.
Rises Sets.
Sun. today_ 8:26 5:51
Sun. tomorrow_ 8:26 5:52
Moon, today _3:09 p.m. 3:55 a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-hall hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation In Inches In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1944. Ave.
January _ 2.38 3.55
February _2.31 3.37
March _ 4.83 3.75
April _ 2.98 3.27
May -1.11 3.70
June _ 2.27 4.13
July _ 5.62 4.71
August _6.91 401
September_ 4.87 3.24
October - 3 28 2.84
November _3.14 2.37
December _ 1.88 3.32
Thomas Yawkey Weds
Mrs. Jean R. Hiller
Bt the Associated Press.
GEORGETOWN, S. C., Dec. 25.—
Thomas A. Yawkey, owner of the
Boston Red Sox baseball team, and
Mrs. Jean R. Hiller of New York
were married here Friday, it was an
nounced last night.
The ceremony was performed by
the clerk of court, B. P. Fraser.
(Continued From First Page.)
uum packed, excluding com on cob,
No. 2 can, 20; peas, No. 2, 20; spin
ach, No. 2, 10.
Juices Point Free.
Grapefruit and orange juices will j
continue »oint free.
When, on the advice of the War
Food Administration, all vegetables
except tomatoes were taken off the
list last September, the announce
ment said very good supplies made
the move possible.
The September action was taken
despite protests by OPA, which sev
eral times subsequently sought to
have point values re-established.
That agency contended that while
plenty of vegetables were available
for current needs, the stock was sell
ing too fast and would be exhausted
before the start of the new pack
year next summer.
It pointed out, too, that with more
processed foods going to the armed
forces, there was less available for
civilians than in 1943-4 when point
values were kept high.
WFA rejected the recommenda
tions and prevailed until Stabiliza
tion Director Vinson overruled the
food agency and sided with OPA.
The same stalemate obtained re
garding meat prior to Mr. Vinson’s
decision. OPA pointed to shortages
in various parts of the country.
WFA acknowledged them, but said
substitutes were available and that
overall supply was satisfactory.
Return of canned vegetables to
the list is expected to be accom
panied by a revamping of the whole
range of point values for processed
food. Blue ration change tokens
were abandoned in the September
changes and all values were fixed
in units of 10.
To maintain this system would re
quire issuance of many more points
per month, while a return to lower
values would perhaps necessitate
use again of the token plan. An
alternative would be validation of
some stamps for less than 10 points.
Man Killed in $250,000
Fire in Duquesne
By the Associated Press.
DUQUESNE, Pa., Dec. 25.—One
man was killed by a fire which de
stroyed or damaged a half dozen
buildings in the heart of Duquesne’s
business section yesterday, driving
125 persons from apartment homes
and causing loss estimated at $250,
Albert W. Sellers, 50, an employe
of the Equitable Gas Co., was
crushed to death by a collapsing
wall when he tried to cross in front
of it to shut off a gas main.
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“Heap On More Wood!
The Wind Is Chill
But Let It Whistle As It Will,
L We’U Keep Our Christmas
mm Merry Still."
Sir Walter Scott
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