Soviet Gets Set
London, Thursday, Dae. 16. — '
Rpd Army, spurred by a Moscow
hovUtion to 'hit the Germans «
than ever before" in this
campaigns, joined ita forces ia
Kremenohug and Cherkassy
heads yesterday, clearing a 67-j
stretch of the west bank of the
Dnieper, and drove the enemy from
several towns and vilages in the Kiev
f '■ • ''-ISh
Indicating that the start of tlx
Soviet winter offensive is at bantagi
indication that was supported by
numerous reports of Russian offensive
thrusts circulated by German
sources—Radio Maeeoiw, in a special
broadcast to the Red Army, said:
"This winter well hit the Germans
harder than ever before. Winter conditions
ace particularly favorable for
by-passing, outflanking, twrirrUng
movements and ambushes, and other
unexpected tactical and strategical
movements disastrous to the enemy.
VKhat is healthy for Russians is death
fpr the Germans."
Moscow's midnight communique announced
triumphantly that the entire
vtcpt bank of the Dnieper, between
Knmenchug and Cherkassy, had been
cleared of Germans in a maneuver
t^t effected a junction between the
forces operating from those towns.
The Germans suffered heavy losses,
with $00 men being killed in the capture
of a single town.
The Russians moved southward
from Cherkassy, capturing some 18
twns and villages, including the railway
point of Pelozerye, only 4 miles
north of Smela, junction of the Cherkassy-Odessa
Ckying in on Sinovograd, Ukraine
industrial center 64 miles south of
Checkassy and 62 miles southwest of
Kremenchug, men. Ivan A. Konev's
Second Ukraine Army fought its way
through stiff German tank and infantry
opposition, killing 1300 Nazi
troops sad knocking out 46 enemy
tanks- Ita advance was not specified,
Moscow noting only that its troops
"waged offensive battles in the
course of which they improved their
AS DEFEAT LOOMS
i J- =— . T - i3
. - ' London,
Dee. 15.—The European
Advisory Commission, formed at the
recent three-power conference in
Moscow, met for the first time today,
sn atmosphere of rumor and. confusion
indicating mounting political
tension throughout Adolf Hitler's
Nasi Europe. .■ ;-'v-v£&:'C
Well-informed sources reported
that the meeting waa purely a formality,
concerned with nothing
more complex than drawing a rough
schedule for future meeting dates
and other details of organisation. It
was obvious however that within the
next few weeks the commission members
would face a mass of problems
connected with war policy aod postnext
few weeks L a period in which
several politic*) trends inside Axis
7 "■ ' ' " '
Final Rites HeU
For E. C. Beamai
Fin*! ritee for Edward CIjkJi
Beaman, 58, prominent Pitt aat
Greene farmer sad a highly esteemed
Farmville citisen, who died suddenly
Monday sight, wwre held Wed
nesday rooming st U:00 oVdosk
from the residence on Oonteatasc
street, with Rev. J. R. Rouatree,
Episcopal rector, jn charge. Busi
ness was sngponded here during th«
funeral hour. v
A vested choir, composed of Mrs.
J. W. Jojrosr, Miss Masgaret Smith,
Mrs. Will Jwies, Sr., Ktrs. J. C.
Gibbs, Mrs. G. Ales Bouse, C. F.
Baucom and E. C. Holmes sang "How
Firm A Foundation," "My Faith
Looks Up To Thee," and "Abide
With Me." Interment was made in
Hollywood cemetery beneath a VjlMf
et of handsome floral inrigm
Mr. Beeman had been in 01 health
for several months but was able to
be oat and was apparently gaining
in vigor and health jast prior tp his
death, which resulted from a heart
attack suffered at the supper tabl&
He was the son of the late J. W. 8.
and Tabitha Walston Beamsn end a
native of Greene county. He Mired
as Postmaster here at one time; was
a member of the Batman ft Monk
Furniture Company and had been in
the general merchandising business
as a partner in the Askew, Smith,
Beam an firm. At the time of his
death he was local representative fer
the Swift Fertilizer Company,
Mr. Beaman was a promiasnt
Churchman, having been Senior Harden
of Emmanual Episcopal Church
for many ye»va, in which capacity
he served faithfully and with seaL
Conservative in his tastes, Madly
and sympathetic in disposition ami of
gentle and quiet mien, he had a wide
circle of friends and will be greatly
Trussed in this community.
He is survived by his widow, fer-.
meriy Miss Mary Lassiter, of Snow
Hill, an only daughter, Mrs. R. C.
Copenhaver, of Farmville, three
brothers, C. J. and N. J., of Snow
Hill, and C. L. Beaman, of FannviUa,
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers were; W. E., J.
W., and Hubert Joynar, Will Moore,
Dr. R. T. Williams, C. S. Hotchldss,
Flanagan and Robert Lee
Honorary pallbearers were; T. W.
Lang, Dr. W. M. Mewborn, g. -S.
Smith, Ted AlbrittoB, W. A. Allen,
W. C. Askew, E. L. Barrett, J. W.
Bass, Leroy Baas, G. W. Beckman,
E.G. Carr, T. X. Dail, F. M. Davia,
Jr.', G. i*W. Davis, John D. Dixon, R.
A. Fields, Arch Flanagan, E. F. Gaynor,
J. C. Gibba, L. W. Godwin, J.
H. Harris, W. R. Hodges, G. M.
Holden, J. W. Holmes, H. N. Howard,
W. C. Holston, Dr. P. E. Jones, J. B.
Joyner, R A. Joynar, T. E. Joynar, B.
H. Knott, H. H. Bradham, R. 0. Lang,
John B. Lewis, Manly Liles, -T. R.
Mizelle, A. C. Monk, Sr.. J. Y. Monk,
Jr., A. B. Moore, J. H. Moore, T. T.
Moore, L. E. Walstoo, W. A. McAdams,
Hal Winders, J. L. Parker, L.
T. Pierce, LeRoy Rollins, G. A. Rouse,
Usuur Airplane Iwstejd
of Reindeer Wednesday,
Santa Was Forced
by Snow to Postpone
visit to Monday, »
NOT TOO LATE 1
Art you those who meant
to aootribote fc> the resent Clothing
Salvage campaign conducted
here, but didnt get the time to
lodfc through your wajdrobe?
John B. Lewis, campaign chairman,
states that it iant too lata
and that any contribution#, which
bailed to set into the hands of canvasaerg
may Jbe sent now to the
Flannville Laundry or to Rollins'
Cleaner* and Dyer*
. .Worn but serviceable garments
are badly needed by raaidenta of.
war-ravaged oountriea and *H ags
that can be spared will be used on
warshipa, In repair shops and production
Christmas Cheer Will
Be Appreciated At
- • Lejeime Hospital
.Presenting to the community for
its consideration at this season the
need for Christmas cheer for our
wounded men at the Naval Hospital
at Camp T<^ewn» N«w River, we
quote from a recent letter received
by the Major May Chapter, D. A. R.,
from the Camp Chaplain in reply to
an inquiry in this regard:
* "Many thanks for your kind letter
concerning the plan of the members
of your Chapter to send packages to
patients in our. Naval Hospital.
i have tmt talked this over with
the Senior Chaplain at the hosmtaL
~ ' A ~■■ ■L" ■ w 9 .
Lt. William J. Stoeaer, ChC, USN3,
who will be pleased to distribute such
packages as you may send or bring
to thoee who may need and appreciate
thnh mmf " > ■»'14 '*
Chaplain Skjaser and 1 think that
fad the item* you have mentioned
will be acceptable. He will have to
be careful in the distribution of
homemade cakes and candies, for cert
tain patients are on restricted diets.
There are approximately 1,000 patients
at our Naval Hospital at the
present time. Since there are no Bed
Cvps workers on duty, thenfeip, a
larger need for this type of service.
Should there be an excess at gifts,
they Taay be saved for distribution
at New Year's time.
With grateful appreciation at the
thoughtfolness and generosity of
yourself and the ether patriotic women
of your Chapter, I remain."
Jap FlMt ffilWum
With the laee of Babaul m a MNt
base, Caaaady aaid, the Japan***
fleet has been "forced to withdraw
from that part «f the oc**n " -Presumably
the wanhipa blasted to
Smpeon Bay—principal harbor at
Rabaul, moved back to Trek, mm
900 miles distant, tar repairs.
Ultimate captare of Kabaal by Allied
forces would provide a lens
stop tofTird of
and open the way for futf*r advance*
into Japan we held territory.
good for 1 pair. Stamp Mo. 1 on the
"airplane" sheet in Book 8, good far
MEATS, FAT8—Brwwn stamps L,
M, N, and P good through January
1, 1*44. Brown stamp Q becomes
good December 19 and remains good
through January I. 1944.
PROCESS® FOODS — Green
•tamps A, B, and C in Book Blow,
good through December 30. Green
stamp D, E, and F in Book Foot,
good through January SO.
FUEL OIL—Period 2 coupons are
good through February 8 in ai! areas
except the south where they are good
through January 26. Period 3 ooupons
now valid in-the middle wwrt
and south remain good through
March IB in the middle west ami
through February 22 in the soutL
Period 3 coupons beoome valid in the
east January 4.
Acta Oa Lirentach Feed.
As part of the government program
to ooqserve livestock feed and
make the best uae at available supplies
in producing the maximum volume
of livestock products, WFA has
taken the followijiflr steps: <1) elimination
of the Bubaidy the Commodity
Credit Oorpon^QQ has been paying
on cunt moving from surplus to
eastern southern itsfl it areas;
(2) an increase of 20 c«nta a bushel
in the prim of faed wheat on and
after Deesenber 6; and (?) an otter
to buy corn during the remainder
of this men* at the old ceiling price
in approximately 160 eountiee <*i the
•fringe of the corn belt where the new
O) represents a reaueuon *1 prices.
,OPA raised the naaximmn price of
corn 9 cent* a bushel at Chicago to
correct inequitiw in the provisos
regulation. At the same time, the
price" Of oats. barley, and sorghum
grains were "frown" at the highest
"prices of the five day period, November
28 to December $ ponding issuance
within 60 days of a permanent
regulation on these feeds.
Seed Prices Mr GatnL
The 19U pragma for winter cover
crop «Mi will support prices am hairy
▼etch, common vetch, crimson clover,
and ryegrass seeds at levels from 5
to 46 percent higher than last season,
through purohcasas by the Commodity
Credit Corporation. Fourteen
types of vegetable seeds, inincluded
ass bean, pea, corn, bast,
ported varieties, have been placed
unrer ceiling prices by OPA. Seeds
ncluded are bean, pea, com, beat,
cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, Swiss
chart, cucumber, lettuce, mangel.