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Sufcscr/fceri Who Fail To Receive Their Paper By 6 P. M- May Te/ephone 2573 Be/ore 6:30 P. M. And It Wi Will Be Delivered VOL. XLI—NO. 174 Blythevllle Dal)y New* BlythevlUe Courier Blythevllte Herald Mississippi valley Le»der THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF VoRTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST BLY'niEVILLlJ. ARKANSAS, TUBSUAV. OCTOBER 10, 19-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS •^ ^^ _ _ B^Bl^^ •:."' ~ — aiNUL,u fjUfjJffiS F 1VE CENTS POWERFUL U. S. FORCES SURROUND AACHEN Committees For War Fund Drive Are Announced Volunteer Workers Begin Solicitation For National Fund Ten thousand volunteer workers in every town and community in Arkansas arc now at work in the Second Annual .National War Fund Drive to secure contributions to a united war fund for the 22 war- relnteci member agencies which comprise the National War Fund, and for the home front, too. The total quota of the 75 counties In Arkansas is $G90,G43. Beneficiaries of these funds are our own armed forces, the USO, Prisoners of War, our Merchant Ma» fine Seamen, nnd war victims of our Allies. It is estimated that 60 million people are touched lu some way by the activities of the 22 member agencies of the National . War Fund. The National War Fluid is a philanthropic organization cstab- Mishert in 1943 on a nalton-wide Husband Held For Attacking Holland Woman With Hammer Mrs. Lois Jones Worre), 38-year-old mother if Holland, Mo., was 111 a critical condition at Blylheville Hospital today and her husband, Rns Worrell, 38, was held in jail at Ca- riithcrsyille, Mo., after having allegedly admitted lie struck his wife over the head with a hammer. Mrs. May H. Belt Dies Last Night Rites Will Be Held Tomorrow Morning For Local Resident Mrs. May • Hannon Belt, wife of Ed P. Belt, died last night at Walls , Hospital. She was 68. First stricken lust winter, her scale to coordinate all fund-raising activities of 22 war related member agencies of the National War I where burial Fund into one united campaign, with the exception of the American Red Cross! The end of the war will have no , condition had been critical for two weeks. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, 8 o'clock, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception by the Rev. J. J. Thompson, pastor. There will be a rosary service at Cobb Funeral Home tonight, 7:30 o'clock. effect upon tiie needs of wounded veterans in casualty clearing centers, base and general hospitals, at home and abroad, an t ] USO activities will be curtailed very gradually. The War. Fund drive in Mississippi County opened yesterday with this drive separate from the Community Fund drive, it was pointed out. U. S. Branson Is chairman of the Chickasawba Oil ;ict; S .W. Hcins is publicity director: J. L Guard, treasurer; James Hill Jr., is chairman of Blythevilte, and L. S. Ben• Jsh Is co-chairman of Blythevllle.' Tlie following tennis have been assigned, their 'duties in the North hajf of the County::.ArmoreI, E-M Reynold, - G. : ' Gillenwatcr: "Black-"' water, R. c. Whitney. L. V. Waddell: Brown's Spur; Barney Threlkeld; Barfield, J. c: Ellis; Box Elder, Jeff Hauls, -w. O. Gallycan, Charles Buck; Clear Lake, Frank Rogers; Calumet, Jim Jackson; Dell, Otto Koehler, Noble Gill. Erckron, O. R. Redford: Flat I.nrke, Garrett Abbott, 40 & 8, Eddie Hogan; Gosncll, T. R. Ivy; Huffman and Hlckmnn, R. H. Green, L. Atkinson; Half Hart, Mrs. • B. F. Mrs. Belt bad assisted Mr. Bell in operation of Bell's photographic studio here since that time except for two years when they owned a similar business In Newport after going there in 1926. They sold the business last March after her health declined. Active in the Southea?> ~fe?-"ri Photographers Association, of which photographers in Northeast 'Arkansas also were members, Mis. Belt was treasurer at the time of her death. • . • She hod iron several awards .at annual conventions of this group with children as her-favorite subjects. In addition to her career, Mrs. Belt was greatly interested in wo- men's"biisiness activities and was active in the local Business and Professional Women's Club. Studied In London Hdr life had been filled with Interesting experiences during wide travels. Born In Chicago, Mrs. Belt wns reared there. To complete her education she was sent abroad and lived In London. She became a member of the American Ladies' Club of London and when she returnecj home the club presented her a farewell gift of a tortoise shell fan, which she . - ,.,..„ has kept through the years. S. K. Garrett; Lost Cane, J. F.' In 1900 she returned to Europe Harris, Raydo Veach, F. G. Lewis; I to attend the Paris Exposition and Lone Oak, Bob Storey. > I for a season there. Milllgan Ridge, H. G. Endicott;! Mr. and Mrs. Belt traveled Manila, L. E. Townsend, Lions' throughout the United States, fol- Club; NO. -Nine, C. C. Langston; ' '—•'-- " • New Liberty, Chester Caldwell; ' Promised Land, c. F. Tucker, A. A. Hardy; Roseland, Charles Hose, Fred Davis; Rocky, Frank Noe; Recce, Clay Stallings; Shady Grove, Mrs. C. R, David: Tomato, Andy Harshman; Whistlevillc, Mrs. Paul Scttlemire: Yarbro, Milton Bunch. A special committee headed by Jess Allen, R, Moon, Harvey Gay; Leachville, the Rev. Mr. Hall, C. L. Smith, Joe Crews. Mr. Hipps, The cortege will leave from the church for St. Genevieve, Mo., will be made In the Belt family lot tomorrow afternoon, 4 o'clock. Aided In Sludio Coming to Blythevllle in 1922, Percy A. Wright met at the with 10 members from ench USO civic club — The Lions, Rotarians, Kiwanis, and Jaycees who volunteered their services for a one-day drive lo solicit (he business section of Blytheville. A largo gifts committee headed by Russell Phillips, chariman composed of the following: Team 1 — Jesse.Taylor, j. v. Oates, Clarence Wilson, R. L. Wade. Team 2— E. D. Furguson, Louis Nash, Noble GUI, Tom F. Dean. Team 3—George Hubbard, Russell Hayes, W. L. Horner, Russell Gaines. These teams have already completed their solicitations of large donors .to this essential War Fund Campaign. 100 Repairmen On Strike Today At Dodge Plant In By United Press Detroit, production in the lowing their marriage In Chicago in 1001. H was 35 years ago that he entered the photography business and she soon shared his interest. Since coming to Blylheville they took numerous trips and for many years had spent, each racing season at Hot Springs. Their home was at 137 East Cherry. Accompanying Mr. Belt to St. Genevieve will be J. J. Galllan, vho purchased the studio here and long a friend of the Belts. Mrs. Belt has no immediate relatives now living and Mr. Belt's only relative is his brother, Will Belt of Bonne Terre, Mo., who will join them there. Fire At Arkadelphia Causes $20,000 Loss ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Oct. (UP)—An estimated loss of $20,000 resulted when the 20-room home of Dr. C. K. Townsend of Arkadelphia was parlially burned yesterday afternoon. Unconscious since the attnck, which occurred late night at Ihe home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Bills of Holland,- her recovery Is considered doubtful, It was said lo- day noon. Jan, !2-yeai--/7ld daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Worrell, almost was an eyewitness lo tlie attack which look place on the poiih, Screams Heanl The child was told lo remain In ihe bedroom while her father took Ihe mother to the porch "for a talk" he said. In 11 few minutes ccrcams were heard and members of the family found Mrs. Worrell iylng unconscious on the floor, her body bruised nnd her head injured by a hammer which lay nearby, they said here today. The husband, who had left the house immediately, was said to ,'iiivs gone down town and reported to officers nl Holland that lie had killed his wife. Believing he was drinking, H wns said, an officer scoffed at the story and Worrell went on his way. The officers when, hearing of the attack a short time later, notified Sheriff W. A.'Thomas of Cnrulh- crsville who, with the Holland officers, trailed the hunted man to Hayti, Mo., where they look him into custody this morning, 4 o'clock. He was at the home of his mother on the Ronnie Greemvcll farm. Recording Ban Will Continue, Pefri!!o$ay$ Union of Musicians Refuses To Observe Labor Board Order Arkansas Crop To Total More Than Last Year LITTLE HOCK, Oct. 10 (UP) — The crop reporting board of the U. S. Dcpnrtmnel of Agrlcullure forecasts an Arkansas cotton crop of 1,350.000 bales. This forecast Is some 220,000 more bales than was produced last year. The report .says cotton Is mostly open and only scarcity of labor is delaying picking, it wns also Indicated that a yield of 373 pounds per iicre would be (he highest on ,. , - of fcco «l I" Ihc state. The next blgh- MnMclniis under the leadership of eiil - vlcl<l wus 3<M pounds per acre T „., .... " lu )a<2 i Arkansas elnnlirss prior to Oc.-. „.. lobcr ' w«re 1'cpoiU.Ml by the census Tho President had nsked Polrllto •'•"'.000 running bales which Is The lij- Dulled I'rcss American Federation James Pelrlllo. Iras refused President Roosevelt's request lo lift its ban on making recordings. lo end the recording strike "In f ! lc 108 ' 000 lcss tll " I> oil October the Interest of orderly govern, incut." lie said tlmt Die union's 1, 1943. refu;:jij to obey a War Labor Board order to lift (Is ban might encourage others to hjiwre directives from the Board.. Pctrlllo imncimiced today tlml the union's international executive board has voted to continue . the ten against making commercial records for Viclor, Columbia >mrl Die Nn.tiorml Broadcasting Company. Eighty other companies previously had reached'. agreement with Petrlllo. Petrlllo. Fighting China Is Paid Tribute F.D.R. Says Victory Over Japan Certain; Gives China'Credit Held In Removed to jail Jail at Caruthcrs- ville, he was held there this afternoon on a tentative charge pending outcome of the injuries. If she recovers, lie will be charged with assault with intent lo kill, il wos announced this afternoon. Worrell and his family, which include also a son, Clay, 1G, and :i son, Parker, eight, returned Saturday from Flint, Mich., where the father' had been employed in ! a way plant.' ' ' • / They^had planned to live at Holland arid were,staying temporarily at the home of Mrs. Worrell's sister. Mrs. Ellis. The elder ton, however, was at his grandmother's home. . . Family At Bedside Mrs. Worrell was reared at Holland, having made her Iwmc with a sister, Mrs. W. K. Samford, and family, after death of her parents. She also had another sister, Mrs. Gertie Ladd of Holland, all of whom were at her bedside tills afternoon and four brothers, J. A., J. E., Cooper and Cabe Jones, nil of whom live in or near Holland and who accompanied her here. Worrell has lived at Holland a number of years. According to Mrs. Worrell's relatives, he had allegedly mistreated his wife before but they said he did not appear to be' drunk last night, wherr lie returned home a, short time prior to the attach. Willkie Rites Wii! Attract High, Humble NEW .YORK, Oct. 10 (UP) — Leaders in all walks of American life will attend Wendell Willklc's funeral this afternoon, Mrs. Frank- In D. Roosevelt will represent the President at Ihe services. Governor Dcwey and many high dignitaries of both parties also will be present. The Rev. John Bonnell, .close friend of Willkie and pastor ol lu - the New York's Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church, will officiate. Tlie Hcosier statesman's last resting place will be In the Indiana town of Riishville. Burial will Contents of the second nnd third floors were consumed by the fire. Furniture on the first floor was ic- moved but was, damaged. The Townsend Hospital adjoining was not damaged. Schoolboy Breaks Arm Eugene Cable, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cable, broke his left arm yesterday while play„, . f, * — i »m» ivni <\t in jLoLviUivy i ni»S Co . r »° ration ' s D «lee truck , ng nl Sudbury School, plant was at a stand-still today after some 100 repairmen refused to work overllme. A company spokesman reported that over 2000 workers had to be sent home until the completion ot icpalr work needed to keep assembly lines going. In Cleveland.. 70,000 members of the Mechanics Educational Society of America have received orders to go on strike Thursday. Tlie walk-out will be staged in 67 war plants in Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit, affecting some 200.000 war workers. A spokesman for the Independent union said the ordered strike is the outgrowth of the labor dfspute which halted operations at the Cleveland Graphite Bronze Company last month. The new walk-out is being staged because the employe whose discharge for .breaking a 75-ecnt Inck prompted the graphite walkout, has not yet been lelrtstatec!. At Blythevllle Hospital, he was to be removed this afternoon to his home, 405 South Lsjce. Lions Hear Whitworth Frank Whitworth, city clerk, addressed members of the Blylheville Linns Club when they met today ot Hotel Noble for Iheir regular weekly luncheon meeting, discussing city finances. Chicago Rye open high low close Dec. . 104Ts 106'.£ 104% 106!S 105H May . 104 lSt'4 103% 104Z 104U New York Cotton . •'"!>' Oct. Dec, 2(87 2187 2148 2202 2188 21901 2185 2188 2183 2154 • 2143 2206 S201 2190 2185 2187 2186 2186 2184 2150 2147 2207 2203 2186 2188 . be postponed until Navy Lieutenant Philip Willkie— his only son- arrives home from convoy duly somewhere In the Atlantic. Weather ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Cooler in north west portion tonight. Minimum temperature Inst night was 38 degrees with maximum yesterday, 74 degrees, according to the official weather observer. N. Y. Stocks AT&T .................. 163 1-?, Amer Tobacco ............ 68 1-2 Anaconda Copper ......... 27 1-2 Beth steel ................. 63 1-2 Chrysler Gen Electric 02 3-8 381-8 * ,-mjiu, tn ji leiffiiarn to tne President, said the only sohilion lo the dispute would be for the companies to mnke agreements with the union. "Tbls," Petrillo savs, "Is one of Ihe greatest fights In which organized labor ever has bceii Involved." - ' • • j There were other labor 'disputes In the nation this nftcruoon. ,• At Qulncy, Muss., the walkout at the Columbia Sled Company's shipyard is expected lo Involve come five tlwiisnnd workers -by nightfall.. ' The strike, which began yester- dav when 1500 left theh- Jobsi'vwns called by an independent union r.vcr a wage and bonus 'dtsp'ulc and is holding uo wnrshlo production. " • ' .'-i. So far, no mediation coilfe'rciice has been scheduled. ., ••;;.{', Partisans Aid Red Forces In Balkan Victory By tolled Press Marshal Tito's Partisans, ' along with Russian troops, have moved into a wide valley to capture a rail junction on the main line north from Greece and Albania Tlie Russians also arc rolling ahead in Hungary. The British radio says they now control half that nation and thai a general strike has broken out throughout Hungary. Ankara hears that Budapest peace demonstrators have stoned the German embassy. Back In Moscow, Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin presumably are continuing the discussions they started last night, London reports say United States Ambassador W. Averell Harrlman Is taking a secondary role. These reports say Harrlman Is "being informed" rather than taking direct part in the talks. As for the Importance of those talks, an Exchange Telegraph dispatch telephoned from Moscow says: "The structure of post-war Europe hinges on the conversations . . . between Mr. Churchill and Marshal Stalin." WASHINOTON, Ocl, 10 (UP) — America pald.trlbnlo lo China this afternoon on the Mrd mmlwrs'/y of the outbreak of the Chinese revolution, President Roosevelt spoke for the nation, saying, "This Is an anniversary of Importance to the whole world, because ll marks the diiv in which one-fifth of. the world 1 /, population threw off a reactionary and oppressive alien v okc and started ^ anew oji the path of Democracy. ! "Tlio Chinese people." Die President went on to say, "are now In their eighth year of resistance lo Japanese aggression. Tho American people salute them and pny Irl- mitc to their courage nnd fortitude.'! Then Die President expressed the- confident '-hope", as he put It Ihat the day l s near at hand when the homeland of China." „. : The President said Ihe : United States is 1 aware- "of the difficult military situation" In Olilnoj but ho snld victory Is certain, a great deal of It du'o'-'to the valient stand of China. .. The same tack was taken by General Shniio GheiCchlef of the Chinese Military Mission In the Unll- £'" Slates, who spoke before the Commonwealth Club of Chicago. General Shang said the military position In China Is critical, "bill," lie went on to say. "the Chinese people Imve been fighting for seven years. They will continue to fight to the end." There was no late news fiom (lie- Pacific fighting fronts, but the German DNB news agency, quoting a Japanese naval spokesman, •said "'great concentrations" of American troops arc being asseml)- cd 111 the Pacific for a drive Into China by way of the Philippines. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10 (U.P.)— Hog receipt,'! B,?OD head, with 7.500 salable. Top price 14.10. 150-240 pounds )4.10; 120-140 pounds 13.25-14.25- tows 53.95. Cattle receipts 7,000, salable S.500. Calves 2,600, all salable. Sows 7.75-11.00; cnnner and cutler 5.50-7.60; slaughter steers 0.0017.25; slaughter heifers MS-lff.SO"; slocker and feeder steers 75013.00. Community Fund Now $5042; Mail Contributions Continue Volunteer contributions to DID Blythevllle Community Fund have reached a total of $5042.25, leaving $2822.75 to be raised if Ihc Library, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, School Band. Parent-Teacher Associations, Ccmelery Associations, Goodtellows, Social Welfare Fund and other participating agencies are to receive their full allotment to finance their operations for another year, it was announced today. Fund directors have conducted a mall campaign, so far, in hope Bly- thevllle people would send In their contributions and eliminate the necessity for i»rsonal contributions. Harry W. Haines, chairman, in announcing the tola! received lo date said "It seems to us that Community Fund supjxjrters would welcome this type of campaign. With everybody head over heels In their personal business, and men and women devoting their time to various typos of war and community activity, wo. arc trying to finance our local institutions without having to call on numerous men and women to take time lo make personal calls merely for the purpose of picking up i Community Fund check. Up to no*, we have had a fine response. If thos; of our people who have not already mailed In their contributions will du so without further delay we will IK in position, by the end of this week, to assure every participating organization that Uieir finances for an- money In Ihe bank. Conlritnituns may be mailed to the nivlhevthe Community Fund, or delivered lo the Chamber of Commerce offlco." The Community Fund, niythe- vlllc's way of raising funds for Ihc local organizations that usually make individual campaigns each year, has been highly effective during recent years in eliminating numerous campaigns for funds throughout the year. Ail participating organizations' are represented on Ihc Fund management committee, budgets arc submitted and approved, and funds disbursed lo the various organizations in lump turns as needed during the year. The budget for this year war, increased due to the fact llmt Ihe f.l- lolment to the Blylheville Library- was Increased by the directors in \r- sponsc lo the Library's need for more books. All other organization allotments were maintained at last year's level. Solicitation ot contributions will continue throughout tho week with all allotments belnit paid In full or reduced In proportion to the tlnal'total of funds, received. Firms and individuals who have not yet made their annual Community Fund contribution arc urged to do so without further delay In order that nil our local activities may Iw continued without interruption or curtailment In work performed, members of tlio com- Allies Liberate City Of Corinlh, Turn On Athens One Fourth Of Greece Now Free Of Germans; Quislings Aid Enemy Hy Hulled Press The full of Corinth murks the Illieratlon ot one f.-wrlh of Greece and gives the Allies » kpvhiuboiird for Ihe drlvu on Athens •!«' miiei I» Ihc ciVi, Hrlllsli uud Greek patriot troops entered Corlnlh, trndllloiml gateway city lo northern Greece, without a Ktriijjijle. German troops were so busy relreathiK (/>»•«nl.s Athens lhal Ihey fulled lo put up even token resistance, liul the Nny.t «mimimdcr didn't forget lo taivc ichlnd 2BO Greek quisling troojis .« cover the withdrawal. The se- juilly troops surrendered iirouipl— United pros.-, Correspondent llob- crt Vormllllon dwci'lbcs the llvlUsh •nlry Inio Corliuh In n dlspalcb from Inside Hie city. lie says t|,,, Allies moved over traditional .flow| cr-Ktrcwu roads umid the cheer!, 'of the long-onsliivcd Greeks. . Vermllllon says: "The city mug j with victory olioiils, and for Ihc I first lime in three years the Greeks ' lit and church bcll.s arc The .city's normal population of IS.CCO swollen by an Influx of Greeks wlvj eninc from fur nnd wide lo Join the celebration, Hut I lie Allies hcvcn'l rested on their lnure).i or taken lime mil ,|p Join ilie celebration. Hrltlsli Tommies mid patriot!, are pushing on toward Athens njjnlust weakening' German' defenses. And medium bombers and fighters nre making Ihc jmth safe by attacking 'acniiuh Airfields In the district. Other units of (lie .Balkan iilrforcc have bombed shipping In tlic northern Adriatic nnd off the coast of AJbniifa, . • ••- . .'Th'e ; "AUIc'(t'Aflrlntic land force Is busy In Albania, too. Uritlah il'nrn- Iroops ntid lnfaiilry nre storming already the drive has pushed into the western outskirts of the port. To the north, Marshal Tito's Yugoslav Eiiorrllln flghtcrH have further scaled German escape routes north from Clrcoce. Tito's communique snys liic parllsiuw have broken In the tprawlhiB Moravan Valley to cap- lure n communications hub 75 miles .southwest nf Belgrade, the besieged Yugoslav cnpllnl. AucUier partisan coluiun has occupied n pouring out of Greece. Cfcn Motors ............. 63 1-4, Montgomery Ward ......... 53 N Y Central ............. 18 3-8 Int Harvester ............ 79 5-8 North Am Aviation ........ S 1-2 Republic Steel ........... 19 1-8 Radio .................... 10 7-8 Socony Vacuum .......... 123-4 Studebaker ............... 181-2 Standard of N J ........... 551-8 Texas Corp .............. 4fi u s s '«6l ................. 58 1-2 other year are assured and the. mittee said. Four Counties Are Represented At Session Here Representatives of schools from the four counties comprising the Northeast Arkansas District Council of Parents and Teachers attended the all-day meeting held lo- day at First Methodist Church, when Mrs. P. B, Dlgby of Pittsburgh, Pa., was the principal speaker. The meeting opened this morning at 0;30 o'clock, with the Cub Scouts of the Sudbtiry School giving tlie salute to the flag and Ihc pledgp of allegiance, followed by the group singing of "America". Mrs. Ralph Bcrryman served ns accompanist. The welcoming address was given by Mrs. Jesse M. White, president of the Mississippi County Council of Parents and Teachers, who served as hostess president. The Revi S. B. Wilford, pastor of the church, gave Die Invocation, and Mrs. While turned the meeting over lo Mrs. J. F. Norcross of Lcpunto, who presided, The president's message was given by Mrs. Elslon S. Leonard of Little i Rock, slate president, and reports were given from the schools represented. The meeting then was adjourned for luncheon, which was served at the church by members of the Sudbury Parent-Teacher Association. During lunch an Informal program was given with group singing of p. T. A. songs, a reading by Mrs. Sam Claiborn and an accordion solo by Ann Warth. Mrs. R. C. Allen, accompanied by Mrs. F, B. Joyner, gave a violin solo for the opening number on the afternoon program, and Mrs. Dlgby wns Introduced by Mrs. While. Her address was on the topic of "Facing tlii; Tomorrow." Dolph Camp of Little Rock, a member of the State Department ot Education, gave a brief address to close the meeting. Eighty guests attended. 1500-Man Garrison Is Given .ONDON, Oel. 10 (U.I>.)~Americrm troops surround- Aiidieii Uxliiy culled on its German garrison to sur- ml Ihe cily, the Amoricnn infantry commnuder'in'the Anclicn sector .scut Uio Gcrinmia a curt 'mcsH«Kc which sikl simply: "The city of Aiichon in now completely surrounded by iJnoww n undTr W ° "^ Rul ' ficii;nUy . C( H»P1>«1 with both' Klinl) (alto the city by receiving its immediate gn- condilioiml aiu' nltnckiiiK nnd destroying it.". So far, tlie 1500-man German gnrrfaon hasn't answered, but they have 24 hours In which to make up Ihelr minds. •Ihc ultimatum was the first fc be delivered lo a major German ell and may well sel the pattern to: fiitiuc operations against t .sliong|,olnl«. It was delivered Ir person during a downpour of rait! by two young American lieutenants accompanied by a private. Kcply Awaited They walked right Into Ihe'tor'hl clly, handed over their message andl "•""•- • calmly bnck to llie Amerl- Chicago Wheat , - . , , • "Pen high low close performed, members of tlio com-j Dec. . I63V, IG3-?i 163',(i'f63>i' 163% " ' J May .-168« 15954 158% 159W H9J4 TODAY'S WAIt ANALYSIS Ninth Army May Deliver Telling Blow By JAMES ilAltrKIl United 1'rc.M Stuff Writer Allied titrate-By In wcslern Europe my come Into focus when the myc- lery of the missing Ninth Army h solved. The American Ninth has been ashore In Franco for wcuks, liul no dispatches luivu yol revealed 11 In action, Some lime ago, Prime Minister Churchill said "enormous" reserves will be -hurled Into Imtlle if Germany tiles !to stalemate tlie front, Churchill jnny well have referred .to the Ninth, or perhaps larger forces. , If Genoriil Elsenhower follow.'! bis imsl strategy, powerful reserve* will be thrown Into action lo lay (open some selected seijm'enl of the German lino. lie. could hurl -hid troops lo thp south', for a push UirouEh the Bolfoit aiiii into Germany .'He could buck the conler of Din line nl'Ancli- cn, Or hu could execute a northern end run around Ihe Siegfried line llirough the Arnhe'm area. To'all appearances the northern sweep .woiilil seem '.to Ire preferred. I'hc southern roule is barred by the wide Rhino river which Is lined on either side by 4000-foot peaks. Beyond, the dense black forest slict- chcs buck Into Germany. Streams Hjir Koicte The center of the line lias similar dlsadvanlages. The Aachen area Is wrinkled by wooded hills rising 250 lo 300 feet. Moreover, the area be- wcen Aachen and the Rhine is scarred by four north-flowing streams, tlie Rocr, Jndc, Rotbach and Erft, This sector also Is spoiled by slce- iiblc lowns which the Germans could turn Into strong defense points. To name a few, there are Aachen] 01th a peace-time population'of 160,000; Duron, with '11,000; Esch- weller, with 20,000; Jullch with' 10,000, and many more. The northern route Into Germany also Is blockaded by natural barriers. But the Allies have crossed all but one. They hold Iho bridge over the Maas river at Graves, the midge over the Waal at Nijmegen. Mow all that remains Is to cross the 200-yard-wIdc Ncdcr Rhine or Lek river, and a German broadcast says this now has been done. Should the Allies break through in this sector they could roll across the flat Luneburg plain which •stretches back toward Berlin. They also could spill down behind the Siegfried line and trap its defenders. Tims, when General Elsenhower de- ildcs to feed his reserves into the baltle, it may ive|l be In this northern sector. Strategy of Tunisia Such a maneuver would follow the general lines of Eisenhower's past strategy. In Tunisia, tlie battle- fronl was roughly shaped In a semicircle. On one end was the British 'Irsl Army, on the other the Brit- sh Eighth Army, and in the center the American First Corps. Secretly Eisenhower puller! the Americans out of the center and shot them over to the First Army Hank. Together, the two crashed through German lines In the final break-through It was roughly the same in Normandy. The American First Army held one wing of the front, the British Second Army the other. Elsen- hower slipped General Patton's Third Army Inlo the First Army sector nnd, logcther, they trampled down the German defense wall. With minor changes, the'Allies may be following this plan again In Normandy, the British Jabbed Ihe Germans .with small-scale at tacks. And Caen became a magnet drawing German reserves from the American front. This time' the order seems to be reverted. Ttie Americans arc jabbing at Nazi lines while the British seek to open the northwest passage into Germany The Nazis haven't the reserves to defend adequately every sector. The Siegfried line stretches 400 miles and the Germans say' Ik Is manned by 60 divisions. According to a inill- lavy rule-of-thumb, .one division should be allotted fov every fi\a can lines. They still aie walling for li reply. fa -=' The qult-or-dlc ultimatum wiis dellveicd after the Americans ,had pushed Into a'stnto forest, called Foist-Aachen, which Is the eastern suburb of the city. Tlie railroad track dividing Ihe main part of town from the suburb of Forst vvhlcli is within the city limits, now Is the front line. In the Netherlands sector tlie frnnl^ Canadian troops liaye driven inland is much as two miles! from t«ln beachheads on the tow-l cr tank of the Schcldc Estlwryl southeast, of Flushing. I A dispatch from 2jsl Army Grduol headiuiarleis stiys the lenp-frssl iandlnus were /completely "success:! (Ill,... T|se maneuver .has two piir-l Ijoses—to relievo pressure against! the Cnnndinn bridgehead - acrossi the Leopold canal, • and to clearl the Nafls from the sea approachcsi lo Antwerp, Third Army Pushes Ahead: l Par (o the south, the American! Ihlrd Army Is ;ontimilng Its plod-l ellIIB push north of Nnncy. And front dispatch says the Germa! appear to be withdrawing along -, irr-mlle front to new hastlly-prH pared defenses. - ' As the Americans appeared or Hie Ijrlnk of capturing their first! big German city, supreme heidl Waiters moved from London to] Paris. Pour big iransport plane; carried the SHAEP staff, crates ol iiinps and reference books and 6( correspondents to their new location. The air trip \vns n safe one, nl though bad weather apparently inn Kept Allied planes from attnckinc Europe lotfay. No raids'have'beer reported since Brillsli four-mofofoc bombers hit the Ruhr valley ial and industrial city of Bachunvlast night. Incidentally, British planes "afi revealed : to have dropped 683,0ft. tons of bombs from the start o Ihc war until Oct. 1 on Occupiei Europe, including Italy. Earl V. Hood Ot Parma, Mo Navy Casualty Enrl V. Hood, torpedorhan 1-c ii Uio Navy,' has been reported miss Ing in action in a message rcceiycc Saturday b> his parents, Mr. nru Mrs. Robert H. Hood of Parma, Mo. formerly of Blythevllle. A graduate of Blythevilte ' Higl school, Mr. Hood has been in ser vice for more than two jcars hav Ing served most of that time in tli Pacific war zone on a submarine. Mr. Hood has 12 brothers and sis trrs, most of whom are nmk'hi their home with their parents neal Pnrmn. Tlie Hood family move! from near Yarbro : about a yeal ago. Killed In Action Sergt; Robert Venion On ens -. Metropolis. III./ nephew of Mr.l Pearl Hires, was" killed In action ol Sept. 21 while: fighting with Gen| oral Patton's Army in France, ac cording to a message receive Thursday by bk parents. Mr anl Mrs. R. V CKvrns of Metropolis ^1 A member of the infantry, SergH ant Owens had been overseas slnif list December, a Her receiving h>L training at Port Mcclellan, Ala H] was 21, and the oldest of five ch: dren. ' , , > l '. Mrs Hires has fi\e other nephew! serving overseas <- miles, which mfeans the Germans short 20 divisions iu their WcJ Wall Thus, wherever E!seiihoni| decides to open a gap into, GcJ many, Hitler will be short the nel essary men to plug f 1C The b-Utl !or Germnnj may be^Twnlsh Sormnndy all over agalii v .

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