96 German Planes Shot
Down; Americans Lose
25 Bombers and 12
London, Jam. 6.—U. S. heavy
bombers and escorting fighters Mast
ed 96 German planes out of the sky
yesterday as they ranged across a
record 800-mile front to strike the
Kiel shipyards, airfields at Bordeaux
and Tours in France, and industrial
targets in Western Germany.
Dnssseldoff was reported by a
Berlin radio broadcast to have been
among the bombers' objectives.
It was the biggest day for U. S.
Army Air Force gunners since the
December li aid on Emden, when
138 Nasi fighters were bagged. The
widespread operation cost the at
tacking forces 26 heaVy bombers and
12 eacorting fighters.
To reach their targvte the bomb
era knifed through a strong- defense
which included rocket ^planes and
KE-110t towing what appeared to
he new-type anti-aircraft- bombs.
Guunwe on the Flying Fortresses
and Liberators accounted for 62 of
the German planes downed while
Thunderbolt and Lightning pilots
gpt 33 in the far-ranging operation
which in scope became one of the
great daylight assaults of the war.
Claiming that German losses dur
ing the tidy's aerial battles were "re
markably light" the German hews
agency DNB in a broadcast dispatch
said, "Mora than 50 British-American
planes, of which at least four-fifths
were four-engined bombers, were de
stroyed—23 of them over France."
The blow at the Kiel shipyards
was the third one in three weeks and
the second in as many days.
The bombers winged 460 miles
from London to hit Kiel, which still
was in flames from Tuesday's raid
and struck 450 - miles deep into
France to hammer the Merignac air
port at Bordeaux.
Tours, 126 miles southwest of
Pane, tvaa hit for the first time.
(While targets in western Ger
many were not identified, the Lon
don radio, heard by the FCC, said
the day's main target was Hoaoover. V
At -Kiel, swarms of rocket-firing
ME-110b challenged the American
planes and one flier said rockets
boated around his plane like flak.
Anti-Aircraft fire was intents. The
visibility was good except for a
smoke screen sent by the Germans,
and uw members said many new
fires and explosions were touched
•ff in t hsemouldering ruins of the
important U-hoat and wantaip yards.
At the same time that the heavy
bombers hammared Germany and
Trance, the mounting fury of the
Allied aerial offensive against the
invasion coast of northern France
was carried into its thin) weak as
great formations of Allied medium
bmubers pounded extensive defense
From dawn to dust, Allied merti
■m, light and fighter bombers
pounded the so-called rocket-gun
coast, crossing and reeeossing the
English channel while fighters car
ried oat diversionary sweepts. Not
• plane warn lost
Last night the entise French radio
•etwodk, pitted by the Paris and
Vichy transmitters, went off the air
together with Radio Luxembourg,
indicating chat RAP night bombers
might be continuing the relentless
Allied aortal assault again* France.
The big foar-motond bombers
ware escorted to eaah of Ifce widely
separated targets today, except Bor
deaux, by fleets os* American fight
* planes and they were giv«n with
drawal support by U. S. and RAF
totw M Eighth Air Force an
"!**iel, a city of MO,000 is 410 miles
(By Rev. C. B. Mashburn)
In Matthew 9:86 we see Jesus fac
ing the world of his day. He did not
dose his «yM to the facts nor deny
their existence. And what a world
he saw! Mankind like shephardless
sheep, wandering, pitiable, broken.
Just drifting. vv > «
I can think of ihree reactions He
might have had to this vision. 1, To
pronounce it hopeless and let it drift
on to inevitable death; 2, Acknowl
edge something ought to be done, but
with laborers so few, the task so
great, turn away sorrowing; and 3,
Exclaim conditions of this nature
need reajedying, mad deserves it, and
it can be dene. Thank God He react
ed to the last conclusion and volun
teered for service.
Like Him the church must face its
world, a world blacker than His. Not
leaderless, but false leaders its lot
Perhaps the church has not faced a
worse condition since Nero's perse
cutions.' It is bad, but not hopeless.
We must see it as it is, then seek
Him and His way of redemption.
The World Chaotic
We have global war with all its
evils, broken homes, forsaken wives
and sweethearts, orphaned* children
naked and hungry, and their ndmber
runs into the millions, crime on the
increase, morals trailing in the dust,
the drink of evil of monstrous size
and paganism exalting itself in the
very temple of the holy God.
The church strong in everything
but faith and willingness to sacrifice
its smugness for Christ. Its faith is
weah; it doubts its own strength and
has lost sight of its Master and Lord
The task Herculean, the laborers few
and these driven out of some fields
and denied entrance to others.
Not an attractive picture. Nor is
it canopied with a rainbow of
promise. But eert&inly its needs are
compelling. If sick men need a phy
sician *hnd a lort child needs restor
ing to its home, then these ills of our
world call for remedy. What can
the church do in 1M4 to bring health
and peace to our troubled world? I
submit a few things she may do.
I. Recover Her Own Faith.
For many years our faith has lag*
ged. We have put our faith in ma
terial things. We have believed that
prosperity and man's wisdom oould
build a fool-proof world- !*»• one
we built has collapsed like a house
of cards at our feet We stand
aghast, stunned, uncertain. The
church must lift up its eyes to Him
from whom help cometh. She must
hear the Master again say "Even as
your faith so be it unto you," and
then ery, "Increase <X»r f»ith, O
Lord," lest we perish. The chuwh
must return ta her tint love—her
divine husband and Lord. Being re
stored to her Lent and having tar
faith strengthened, she must gird
herself for stretcher service in the
rescue of mankind. Her ministers
must preach the everlasting gospel
with more power in the homes, on
the streets and in the pulpits at the
church. The officers and all mem*
bers must be there to sustain tbsaa l
and say the Amen. Thft church must
show her leueptmad faith -fcy her
towel® and rack, stove pipe and mat,
W. Atax Allen; atone, Fannville
Furniture Oo.; coal, Town of Fara
ville; stove poker, lfia. T. E. Joyner;
aah tray* and maatainee, Mm Jaaae
Moye; panclla and magasinea, Jama*
Y. Monk; deck of cards, ink, fen
staff*, and loan of Christinas decora
tions tor window, Mia. Neal Howard;
blottan and magaiinaa, 'J. W. Joy
ner; msgaiinns, Bonnie Bryan; waate
basket, Mr*. David T. Harris; chair,
Mla. J. O. Pollard. .
Present needs are listed aa follows:
pictures, and tables, magastno racks,
waate basket, curtaina, potted plant*,
candy jars, flower nan
A total of 24 service man have
registered since the opening ot the
center with several having left al
ready for overseas duty.
Those enjoying the hospitality of
Farmville citizens during the past
ween ena were:
Sgt. Leonard A. .Scott, Pfc. John
Donelly, guests of Mr. snd Mrs. Will
H. Moon, Jr.; Cpl. Gene McElroy,
Sgt. John E. Pfund, guests at Dr.
and Mrs. P. E. Jones; Sgt. George
Kupehinski sad Sgt. Harold Hanifan,
guests of Mr. sod Mm C L. Boa
man and Mr. and Mrs. R. LeRoy
Rollins; Pfc. Charles Bobbins, Pfc.
Wayne Yapp, guests of Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Davis and Mrs. Cherry
Easley; Cpl. Johnnie Beraid, Opt
William Welch, guests of Mr, and
Mrs. J. I. Abemathy; Sgt. Dick
Sseber, Pfc. Charles Swartz, Pvt.
Louis J. Sylvester, guests at Miss
Tabitha DeViseenti and Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. Ramey.
If you have a spars room or can
famish meals at any given lima,
please contact Miss Tabitha Devis
oonti. • "v?
SQUADRON 7U HONORED
AT K8W YEAR'S DANCE
CHPWWinf social events of the holi
days fcerp vm the large and success
ful d»*ce given New Year** Eve by
the Parmville Poet American Legion,
rtj|«fcich Jtobert D. Rfcnse is com
mander, ami itr Auxiliary, of wfciph
Mrs. Alton W. Bobbiti if ppddrtt,
in honor of the 711th Squadron, Sey
mour Johnson Field, Goldsborg.
The «Bl* affair wag held at the
Country Club, which tu decorated
with forest greens and caadlee.
A variety of sandwiches, pickles,
era*, cheese, hmoecnade cake and
r - ^W " " " 1 ij 1 ^
puach were semd daring the eve
fltap ihbw tachded Or. and Mrs.
W. M. Willis Or. and M». P. E.
Jones, Hr. arid M»*-M. V. Jones, Mrs.
David T- Hacria, Miss Tahitha Dp
Viseonti, Mr. aiuf Ma.l)W
«d, Mr. and M» J- W- Joyner and
Mr and Mn(. Arthur V. Jeyner, -r i
fh» committee in cbei*e deeirea
to thank through the column* pf this
paper, *11 those who helped to make
the oeea*«i a success, p*rtic«l*rty
Mw. W- Ale* A«en, Mm P. & Jones,
Miss Mamie Da via and Mrs. Prank
Davis, Jr.. for contribution of bome
Aaeee of piwiine cookers £or other
than food preservation qM». Ap
plication slpald bo made to the Di
rector, Office of Material* and Facil
ities, War Food Adminlatratirm,
Washington, J). Q,
Restrict (h* Of Freejser Spue*.
To relieve the growing demand for
cold storage "hussar" apart, War
Food Administration Haa excluded
from such apace tend (including ren
dered pork tfX), cured mecta, fellow,
>leo oil, imdeted ncti bnoea, lungs,
adders, and h"*® »■«*. Qemmodi
ties that may remain to fHWiT apace
(or only a single period of 10 days
ire stomachs, pork rict«K haarts,
heads, mn, tripe, fries, meita, plucks,
ihitterlinga, snouts, hoefcs, pork tails,
pigs feet. V*al till* and ox t&ila, kid
neys, and knuckles.
Use Capper In Tractor Radiators.
Restrictions on the om of oopper
In farm tractor radiator fins end '
power tafcexrff gears h*ve bnn »•
moved by WPB. The* u*s of cop- <
per, pertieulnriy in radnatd *jKflu <
per, particularly in radiator*, not
qnly will n*h*oe time ®f manufoetwe
of farm tractors, fc£ Will improve
their fW4 performance
Tira, Tube Supply Still Unr.
Tira and tohe quota* for January
reflect the ooKtinqing rtortog* The
quofr Of 276,m wv track tin# ill
13,880 Ian than the fie
aye, apj the quota of 280,400 new
truck tube* is 17,787 under the De
cember figure. StmiUuriy, a lessen
ing in demand which usmHy occurs
during1 the colder month* accounts
for lower Jaruary quotas for farm
wiD^a *»• virw quota » miftw
comply strictly with this resolution
u a failure of ene will jeopardise
the entire program.
Be it farther resolved that this
resolution shall not apply to drag
stores, 4ry daring ertabUahmants,
laundries, filling stations and
garages KC*pt that they shall vol
untarily comply therewith or enter
into sefMvato agreement* by trade.''.
AT TBB ROT ART CLUB
President Levy Walston addressed
the Rotary OtUb si the meeting Tues
iay evening on the achievement* of
the |WP daring the fs£% year and
outlined objectives for the New Year,
rbe Club hae sponsored many at the
wtionaT campaigns and alee the Bey
Scout Camporee, held here during
Rev. Edwin a Coatee also /spoke
>n the moat popular a*d beat setting
»ok, not only oj£ the past year) bat
or many yean; "The KUa". \
The a«b had a 100 par eent\at
.andanoe for its first meat at the
Student Night «u observed Sun
toy evening in tha Baptist Church
wth coU««« and.high ssbsol »Ul>H
presenting an liwpMug senries to an
The program we* developed by
Kid Lucille D»vii of East Gn-oliaa
reachers College, who spoke on "The
ieligious Activities and Opportuni
ties At E. C. T. C.;" by Miss Mar
5«ret Tyson of the local high school,
ipeaking on "My Church,, My Greafc
«t Place To Serve;" by Miss Hildred
[iowia, of Middlesex, a student at
Hsredith, who spoke on "The Bap
1st Sfcidont Union at Meredith Col
age;" by Miss Byrns Lewis, of Mid
Uesex, a student at Campbell Col
•gt, vho rendered soios on the
darinet with piano accompaniment j
>y Miss Margaret Tyaon; the Scrip
ure lesson was reed by Miss Nancy
ioUoman, an E. C. T. C., student; a
ocal quartet selection was rendered
>y Misses Margaret Tyson, Agnes
Helton, Janie Kemp and Joahay
Moore. A special prayer for Youth
vas offered by Herbert Kemp.
Ushers we Harry and Cedric
E*vh, Allie Melton, Jr., W. C. Woot
m, Jr., and Fred Sstterthwaito, Jr.
The evening was concluded with a
iedicatory service when young and
>ld dedicated themselves anew to ser
ies In the New Year. Misses Nancy
md Adelaide Holloman were reeeiv
sd into the Churoh and baptized at
this ki&V ffl'"
Ip; WORK ON MESSAGE
Washington, Jan. S. - President
Roosevelt, recovering tram the grippe
mi well enough today to start work
m» his annual message to Congress,
to be delivered
He ted no appointments, however,
sod remained in hit bedroom to work.
(fir W«bb WaMren) v
Thsre is ft threatened shortage of
2fBOO,OOd cords of pulpwood this win
We've got to make op that deficit,
or the aroed forces will suffer. They
need paper desperately for pan
4"*^, ' ammunitfon, iiiM^iilUty
bombo, anti-tank mines, bomber in
sulation, Musical drwsinga, con
tainers, » score of other uses.
When Sattis Simmons, county
newspaper editor in'the West Vir
ginia hills, read about this crisis, ha
urged his community to "cut a cord
of wood for every one of our boys in
the armed forces." For ha kr-t*
that there was plenty of usable wood,
in the vidnity—thousands of acres.
The nearest paper mill wanted all, it
could get; hut the man who might
have been cutting it were in the
Army or w*r plants.
The county has 1700 boy* in the
armed forces. So Simmons hit an
his slogan; A oond ft* every boy.
Quickly it caught on. 0. D. Ben
nett, who has three amis in the ser
vice, said; UIH out three cords sin
glehanded" Two bankers, a realtor,
a doctor, a high fachool teacher, the
clerk k the county court, ft deson
otherdjwolunteered. Men past mili
tary age, men, who ware working for
hig wages in the gas fields shoulder
ed axes and made for the wood lota.
Already the cbunty has eut not
1700 cords, but over 9000. Simmons
figures that by February it will have
cut 10,000 aorda—nearly six cords for
ersry toy in tits armed force*!
In oihsr communities the une
thb% Is happening. But there are
doasas of regions where there is
stilt plenty of pulpwood that is net
being eat And the pulpwood short
age wilt hurt our military rffort un
less enrybedy hslps who can.
Bwjry man who haa a wood lot or
HiWiB-o ■y-gf.afswflils tn s p*p«
4-m _-.f 1 m ^ 1 rl m \uail
wwo wicv ii neenea w mn & ouia,
now. Even one day's wwrk will count
A man handy with sasa and aaw can
cut • cord a day. The rankest ama
teur can cut half a «*d- One aver
age tree yields enough nitro-ceUu
loae to provide smcVeless powder for
thirty-five 105-mm shells, or 7500
rounds of ammunition for a Garand
rifle. Use pulp and paper mills will
grab all the pulpwood they oan get—
anything ftom a cord to a tndnload.
And they pay good prices for it.
This is a case rhere the individual
.man wwUig alone in a wood tot can
contribute importantly to victory.
Lend a hand!
The 2,500,000 missing cords of
pulpwood must come primarily from
27 states in the Northeast, South,
Appalachin and Gnat Lake* areas
where most farmers and woodmen cut
their trsas with the axe and aaw,
rather than fcy machinery.
Persons who wish to organize local
pulpwood campaigns, or participate
as individuals, may obtain full in
formation from the War Activities
Committee of the Pulpwood Consum
ing Industries, 90 Rockefeller Plasa,
New York, N. Y.
OUR PEACE AIMS
What are the peace problems 1
world will be confronted with wfc
thie to k overT Is ft poeaiM*
sign a peace treaty which will t<