America at war! (1941--) -- Part 2

24 hours later –
Nazi retake Tunisian hills

British withdraw; Hitler changes commanders
By Edward W. Beattie, United Press staff writer

Overseas load too heavy –
Army revises mailing rules

Only requested, approved items acceptable

Washington (UP) –
The large volume of mail and packages sent to troops overseas will make new Army post restrictions necessary, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson announced today.

Effective Jan. 15, no package may be sent to a soldier overseas unless it contains an article requested by the soldier, and the request has been approved by his commander. The package will not be accepted by the post office unless the written request bearing the commander’s approval is presented.

The only exception will be in the case of soldiers sent abroad whole packages addressed to them were in transit. Magazines and newspapers may be mailed only by the publishers.

V-mail will continue to be welcomed, but ordinary letters bearing airmail stamps will be handled like regular mail.

Full mobilization for war proposed by Senate group

$20,000-a-year man to head a new agency would rival President Roosevelt in power

Wickard plans quick steps in meat shortage

Secretary forms groups to deal with local food scarcities

New GOP chairman warns of socialism

Carver’s work to be continued

Roosevelt among those lauding famed scientist

Tuskegee, Alabama (UP) –
Dr. F. D. Patterson, president of Tuskegee Institute, announced plans today to continue the research of Dr. George Washington Carver, noted Negro scientist who died Tuesday.

Austin W. Curtis, for eight years Dr. Carver’s understudy at Tuskegee, will be made director of the school’s research program.

In addition to assisting with research work on peanuts and sweet potatoes – fields in which the late Dr. Carver specialized – Mr. Curtis has conducted independent research on low-cost paints, developing them from magnolia, coffee grounds and Osage orange, and has supervised a fiber research project.

Funeral services for the noted scientist, who was born a slave, will be held Friday in the institute chapel.

Expressions of sympathy arrived today from prominent personalities headed by a message from President Roosevelt which said:

The world has lost one of its most eminent figures and the race from which he sprang an outstanding member in the passing of Dr. Carver.

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Widespread ‘black market’ in gas believed found

Yanks mop up at Buna –
Jap snipers playing dead don’t have to pretend now

By Frank Hewlett, United Press staff writer

Japs fear Axis desertion, leaving them holding bag

Tokyo’s envoys get evidence of German, Italian despondency and watch out for sudden peace moves
By Victor Gordon Lennox

23,550 Allies held by Japs

Camp conditions ‘fair,’ Red Cross reports

Simms: Legal quirks tangle African role of Lebrun

If ‘Papa’ is in Algiers, his background still presents problem
By William Philip Simms, Scripps-Howard staff writer

Frances Farmer sought as defaulter on fine

Stokes: Congress puts its challenge in plain talk

Real test to come when bureaus of Roosevelt bring demands
By Thomas L. Stokes, Scripps-Howard staff writer

Farm bloc calls for quick halt of labor drain

Parity and priorities also to become major issues, caucus decides

Fliers blast Guinea bases

MacArthur’s men closing in on coastal point
By Don Caswell, United Press staff writer

Halsey sticks to prediction of 1943 victory

Could smash Japs sooner with more ‘weight,’ admiral says

Editorial: Kaiser and the Wagner Act

Editorial: Two great Americans

Editorial: Colleges and war

Ferguson: Landlady complex

By Mrs. Walter Ferguson