The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 14, 1944 · Page 1
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SubscrifaeK Wfco Fail To Receive Their Paper By 6 P. M. May Telephone 2573 Before 6:30 P. M. And It Wilt Bo Delivered BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ^"^ VOL. XLI—NO 178 Blythcvllle DaUy News Blythevllle Herald BlythevlUe courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBKR M, 19-|.| SINGLE COPIES FIVK CENTS 100 B-29s JOIN ATTACKS Yanks Clear Aachen; Military Government Ready To Take Over SUPREME ALLIED IIEADQUARTBUS, Oct. 14 (UP) —The American military governor of Aachen i.s ready lo move in. Major Thomas Lancer of Madison, Conn., today said he and his staff already are preparing to handle the problem of the Aachen's cut-off water supply. American First Army troops, are clearing the way with u stepped-up drive through the streets of the German city. Our doughboys arc battling through the German barricades with grenades and machine guns. AACHEN, Germany, Oct. 14 (U.P.)—Thousands of terrified German civilians broke out of Aachfn today anil passed inlo the Allied lines. In the first 24 hours of the increased drive, the Yanks have overrun a large portion of the eastern half of the city. Although enemy resistance, continues to lie light, complete mop-up of the German town is expected t/i require several days. Our forces first must finish choking off the narrow Nazi corridor running into Aachen Irom the northeast. Other First Army troops are pressing n reinforced nssaull on that enemy line now. Both the Americans and the Germans are racing against time. Counter-Attacks Loom Allied headquarters reveals that - Adolf Hitler Is pulling some of his best tanks find troops down from the Arnhem area In Holland—to line up northeast of Anchen with other German forces preparing a major counter-offensive against the Americans. . The Nazi tanks and troops are maneuvering in broad daylight— within easy range of massed American artillery and swarms of planes Tor the second straight day the Germans have fought back In the • air In B futile attempt to protect their -ai'moW^ne 'hundred -enemy fighters challenged American formations yesterday. And in the re- British Troops Now In Athens Tommies Find People Delirious With Joy; Germans Lose Corfu LONDON; Oct. 14 (UP)—British troops arc reported to have entered Athens. The London radio today said the TODAY'S'. WAR. ANALYSIS Nazis Cling To Aachen For Good Reasons i By JAMES IIAKl'KIt United Press Staff Writer Although 37th In size among German cilles, Aachen fast Is hecum- ng first In importance. Ancient Anchcn, now dying under American fire, Is an all-important gateway Into the Reich. Thus, the city which has pnrlictpaled In 11 centuries of Germany's past now Is helping to shape Germany's future. The Nazis have five good reasons for permitting Aachen, n veteran of all Germany's wars, to become n casualty of tills one. Although a defense of the city means the death of the city, they want to liold it lor these reasons: Sets Example First, if a battle for Germany must be fought, Hitler plans to make It a magnified replica of the battle for Aachen. Thus, by defending Aachen to the end he hopes to set an example to the soldiers and civilians guarding other German cities. He Is saying in effect: "See how we're defending Aachen? We told you the Nazi party would not let you down. Now, if the occasion arises, defend your own j cities in the same tenacious manner." Second, nud more Important, the Germans are 'defending Anchcn to the last because it is a barrier ' A Suburb of Aachen The debris nnd rubble In the streets of Aachen-Frost,, which Is approximately 150 yards from the city of Anchen, Germany, on which the final assault has hron resumed with n terrific weight of (junllro and Vessels Uy Dulled I'rcwi ';.; More ilc.sli'itclion was licnpetl on I/timing Formosa this by a large force of American Superl'oi'; " bombs. (Signal Corps Racllotelenpliolo from Tclcphoto.) Tainjiiies found little evidence of r "crass th e only path the Allies have German sabotage in the Greek capital. But they did find happy people, deliriously happy in their first full day of freedom after three and one-half years under the Nazi heel. Black Nazi swastikas, symbols of that oppression, have been lorn down from the buildings. In their place were pale blue nnd white Greek flags. Greece has another reason to celebrate. Her big Island of Corfu which guards the entrance to the Adriatic sea is free of the last Nazi soldier. Allied troops have taken over Corfu after first rounding up.about 100, Germah "soldiers '.wh.6, hadn't evacuated to the mainland. A little to the north, Albanian suiting dogfights, the Yank fliers patriots have occupied a town.- In- shot down IS^Gerrnan aircraft and 'arid from the newly-captured port lost eight of their'own. of Sarande. The shift of the German forces to ln Yugoslavia, the partisans and the Aachen area already has left its mark on Nazi lines in eastern Holland. German pressure against the northern end of the British corridor below Arnhem Is growing noticeably weaker. Mud Hampers British As a result, the British Second Army is meeting most of its opposition from mud, mines and woods as it pushes toward Venray to widen the British corridor in the Netherlands. The Canadians to the northwest are continuing their advance on the south bank of the Scheldt river, but enemy counterattacks are holding up one Canadian force trying to reach Bergen across from the causeway to a vital Schclde estuary peninsula. ' On other fronts southward along the West Wall, the American Third and Seventh Armies are holding their own but making few gains. Radio Berlin says Allied planes again are over western and southern Germany. The RAF raided Dusseldorf, Duisburg and Cologne during the night. The Germans launched a large- scale but unsuccessful robot bomb attack against -Britain from the North Sen last night. British de- lenses brought down . most of the flying missiles. In Italy, American Fifth Army troops are meeting rugged resistance in their drive astraddle the main Florence-to-Bologna highway. Brazilian units of the Eighth Army also have driven northward on the west end of the front. And a Canadian spearhead on the Adriatic front has made new gains to the west. Russians have clamped a siege.ring around Belgrade and are attacking the outer approaches to the capital. The ^Germans are reported to be fortifying Belgrade for a house-to- house stand. To the north, the Russians are closing in on Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The Soviet drive to within 40 miles of Budapest is said to have gripped Budapest with panic. The Hungarian government, according to a Turkish dispatch, plans to send two peace missions to the Allies sometime today. Up in East Prussia's northern frontiers n huge tank battle is raging and the Germans are throwing in fresh armored columns lo cheek the Soviet invasion. Far to the north, three Russian armies arc driving past captured Riga, the Latvian capilal, toward the two remaining escape ports left to the Nazi troops caught in a pocket stretching from Latvia into Lithuania. High diplomatic quarters in Moscow indicate solution of the delicate Polish problem still is hanging fire despite the efforts of Prime Minister Churchill and Josef Stalin. Brllish and Polish leaders met for two and one-half hours )n an attempt to solve the problem today. yet opened into the Reich. The Nazis closed off one road by a successful defense of Arnhem. They hope to close off a second by a successful defense of Aachen. If that door is slammed shut, Ihc Allies will ue forced to cut another channel through Ihc Siegfried Line. And lhat would cost lime and lives. Transportation Center Third, nnd still more important Aachen stands athwart an ancient corridor through which all the chief highways and railroads linking Belgium mid Germany. "The American First Army has taken Stolljerg to the east, -put ,lt also must capture .Aachen ;to free railroads nnd roads feeding inlo Germany for the passage of supplies, American troops fighting east of Aachen now, must get their equipment through improvised communication lines winding through hills surrounding the town. Fourth, and still more important, the Germans are Putting up a last- ditch defense of Aachen because it is a barrier protecting the industry- rich Ruhr valley. This 400-squnrc- mile basin, containing 14 per cent of all German industry, now is only 22 miles ahead of the American advance. Accusations And Denials Ply Thick And Fast Over Nation As Political Fight Grows Hot By United 1'rcss itornl vote's, culled President Uooso- The presidential campaign, .with veil's foreign policy mainly respon- 24 days of political oratory to go, Is turning into an impassioned niinic- calllng contest. Democratic National Chairman sible tor the Pearl Harbor ntt.v.'k. And Governor Dewcy culled In Albany' for a truthful and eljcctlv, national government. Hnnncgan denounces the Ucpubll- On ilhc labor fronl. the CIO.: Ed Grimsley Faces Charges; Parole Revoked The triangle formed by Cologne, I >1 ™ Aachen, and Duisberg supports 10 million people and is the most densely populated area for Us size in Europe. Valuable Industries Fifth, the Germans are putting up a stiff defense of Anchen because of Its industries. It hns, or rather had, 250 factories and plants. Its 170,000 inhabitants were employed in some 40 cotton mills nnd other factories producing needles, tires, glass, chemicals and rubber. Lying in n coal mining area, Aachen had modern machine shops, Iron foundries and engineering plants. In and around the city lie three rail yards, each of which has shops reoalrlng damaged locomotives and rolling stock. Those yards last were attacked by air May 24th while the Germans were using them to pipe men and supplies into Belgium and cans ns whisperers sprendlng false reports nlxnit the President's health. GOP Nntionnl Chairman Hrownell hotly denies the charge. Vice-President Wallace, In n Clevelnnd speech, branded Governor Dexvey n front man who cuti- not go back on his reactionary supporters. .Governor . Kcrr. of. cj-'n- honia, keynoter of last July's Democratic nntlonnl convention, told n Jollet, 111., politico! rally that the Republicans have no progrnm for lasting peace or domestic prosperity. The Republicans, in Ihcir turn, sniped at the administration's home nnd foreign programs. GOP Vice Presidential ' Candidate lirlcker, speaking in Sacramento, Calif, ns- snllcd the OPA as an incompetent agency operated for political advantage. Representative Clare Booth Luce, opcnfhg at Chicago the Republican fight for Illinois' 29 clec- Unllc<J Packing House workers are threatening again to cnll a general slrikc Jhroughoul Canada. The controversy centers around the union's demand for n master agreement covering nil union employes in the plnnts of Swlft-Ciinadlnn, Canadu packers nnil'.Burns inn) Company. • On Cnpltot-rdll. n.Dc!'!i>''rr!!e «'>v> nlor says what the country really needs Is n funny paper version of The Congressional Kecord. Homer J3one of Washington, who is completing 12 years service In the upiii'r house, thinks comic nrllsts could have n Held day with floor session activities. He snys n daily comic edition would make the Congressional Record an instant best seller, and rirnw Congress closer to th« people. "Think," he says, "what the ci'ejitor of Puffy the Pig could do lo The Record." Late Bulletins LONDON, OH. I! (U.l 1 .) — More. HKIII 1000 American liriivy Iwmli- ns attacked rail yards uiul ulh- n- l:iri>i'ls at Ctilngnit tuiluy while utliiT ruitri'.ssi's and Lllx-rnlurs lumilicil olijucilvcs In Ihr. Snar- linicliC'n anil Kulserliuilcn ureas. I.ONIION', Oct. M (IM 1 .)—The free Viif-nslnv riuliu says rc'Iircsrn- littlrr.s of Die HiilKiirljin patriot Irmit null the Yugoslav C'nm- mlllri' <jf National l.lhi'i-allnii Imil met anil agreed mi military collaboration against (he German*. Tim jfi-wil JiipHiirwc fortress jnid island was raided by the B-2!)'M as n .sequel lo Wednesday and Thurs- tlay's Irip-ha'mmiT blows by Admiral llnls'ey's carricr- biised bombers, According lo the Tokyo radio, JOO Superfortresses took purl in Die iillnek. Hut llm War Dcparlmcnl bus not yel'iui- * lounceil details of.the rakl/ Formosa, north of the Philippines mid 80 miles off the China coast; is :< big prize In the Pacific war. The Japs handle much of their war supplies to thp Philippines and 'Ihe South Pacific through the ports" of Formosa. Klcli In Resources Formosa Is about ns big ns the slalcs at Massachusetts, Connecticut nnd Rhode Island put iojtcllicr. : armer Burned Saving Children Cook Stove Explodes And House Destroyed On S. T. Freeman Farm northern France. The battle for Aachen actually Navy Commissions Walter Lee Butler Walter Lee Butler, son of J. C. Butler of Route 1. Blythevtlle, was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve and designated a Naval Aviator recently at the Naval Air Training Bases, Pensacola, Fla. 1 Having completed his intermediate training at the "Annapolis of the Air", Ensign Butler will be ordered to duty either at an operational base or 'nt an instructor's Khool tor further training. Farm Bureau Federation Convention Announced LITTLE ROCK, Oct. H (UP) — Executive Secretary Waldo Prasler says the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation will hold its annual convention at Little Rock Nov. 21 and 22. Headquarters will be established in Little Rock under the direction of President R. E. Short of Brinkley. Frasier says a program has not yet been arranged. Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. . 162}i 163Vi 162% 163V4 162% May . 158 158H 157-S 168K 158',i began in 1940, and only recently shifted to the ground. Although the RAF hns been pounding It for four years it wasn't until July 13, 1943, that the city underwent Its j first mass saturation attack. So far this year the city has been hit by 5000 tons of explosives. Aachen, which saw the corona- ,tion of 32 German kings, is dying LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 14 (U.P.)— after 1179 years of life. Occupied State Patrol Officer J. S. Pollard or owned at various times by Gcr- has revoked four paroles. Ed Grimsley, sentenced to 14 years on March 29, 1937, from Mississippi County on a charge of assault to kill, has been arrested ind is now • being held in jail at •lonesboro on a charge of robbery. His parole, which was granted December 1941, has been revoked and he has been ordered to return to the penitentiary to complete his sentence. , Paroles issued to Percy White, John Green aiid Genevleve Mitchell have been revoked. mans, Prussians, French nnd Belgians, it soon will be occupied for .he firsl time by the Americans. Laney Seeks Defeat Of Proposed Hospital Act CAMDEN, Ark., Oct. M (UP)— Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Ben Laney says he Is unalterably opposed to the proposed Holllngs- worth Hospital Act, and (hat he will do all he can to see that It is defeated. Speaking before members of the Fifth Councilor District Medical Society In Camden last night, Lani»» told them that the proposal, if enacted, would interfere with private enterprise, raise taxes and added that It was impracticable. \fore than 40 physicians attended the meeting. The, i medical society endorsed Laney's stand/- j> Camden Woman Heads State Nurses Group LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 14 <UP)— A new president of the Arkansas State Nurses Association has been elected. She is Mrs. Marie Broach of Camden who was elected at Ihc nurses convention In Little RocK yesterday. Other officers who were elected are: Mrs. Lillian Price, first vice president; Mrs. Mae Young, second vice president; Miss Dora Decn, secretary, and Miss Rose Mindcn, treasurer. Mrs. Helen B. Wortham of Fay- eltevllle, president of the associa tion presided. Enlists In Navy Byrne Winters of Wilson has en listed In the Navy through thi Memphis Recruiting Station. New York Cotton Elmcr Ryall, 32-year-old farmer, -•as burned severely In rescuing members of his family yeslcrday vhcn fire destroyed their home on he S. T. Freeman farm, two miles west of Qosnell. Although his burns arc severe, hey nre not believed to be criti- :al. He was burned on the bnck and both arms. The father carried his four nnd six-year-old son nnd daughter from .heir bedroom, through the flaming kitchen and outdoors after an cx- jloslon occurred while Mrs. Rynil was preparing breakfast. The stove exploded when Mrs. lyall relighted a kerosene unit af- ,er it had gone out. She was able to run from the room before burned nnd the children were only slightly burned when their father dashed into the house nnd into the bedroom, adjoining the kitchen, where the> were sleeping, and carried them ca safety. The house and nil cor.tenls were destroyed by llninc; w'iic)i swcp swiftly through the frame dwelling: Legion Officers To Be Installed Hayti Leader Will Conduct Ceremonies At Caruthorsville WASHINGTON, Oft. 14 (111 1 ) — Th« Willie House snys I'rculdcnt', Itnuscvdl bus declined nn invl-; tullon In share the speaking pint-form with Governor Dewcy nl Hie' 1 rinsing sc^Hlim of the New* Vurk ffrrrnlil Trltumc ;fnruin next Wi'ihii'sday. lie iriis Invited by i\I«. Oi'dwi lli'lil, vicu uri'sHlcnl of llic New Ycrk Tribune, Incorporated, which piililislii-s the Ilmilil-Trllmiie; to ' spunk nt the forum, but turned down the bid In a brief •tiilejsr'um lust nighl, While House Sccrc- laiy Stephen T. Enrly said, ' CJAUUIIIEIISVILLE, Mo., Oel. 14 — f(. L. Ollljcrl of Ilnytl, newly elected Vice-Commander lor Ihe 14lh District of the American Lc- Blou will Install the 1045 officers for Pemlscot County Post No. BO Monday nlfihl, 7:30 o'clock, nt Ihe courthouse In Cnrulhmvllle. Following the Installation, servlc there will be a report innds on the recent American Legion fair, l.nli'i- In tlui evwilnij Ihi're will bo "mixer" session lo promote but Icr coopcrnllnn among members :lurlng the coming ycur, Officers who will lie Inslnlled nre IlniTy Pftirai 1 , Cm'Hllicirsvlllc, cammnnder: Basil I. Edwards, Slcelc, i (h'st vice commnnder: Hainan." Kolm, Ilnytl, .second vice commnnder: I'aul DoLlsle, PorlaKcvlllc, third vice 'commander: DIMI'.Johnson, <jQtyin.vy.ogil Ppjnt, fourth .v|ee.,com- mander; W..J. Myers, Holln'ml, llfl)i vice commnnder: Roy Curtis, Braggadocio^ sixth vice commnnder: Vnu Johnson, Cnruthersvlllc, finance officer: James T. Alicrn, Cnruthcrs- vlllc, historian: Ijonnlil v. Magce, Cnriilhersvllle, chaplain: .chnrles A. Robertson Jr., sei'Bcnnl-nt-arms. ^emiscot Man Returns From Enemy Prison A prisoner of war for five months n Rumania, Tech. Scrcl. Robert IJ. Culver Jr., 30, Is back homo nt Ca- ruthersvillc, Mo., on n furlough af- ,cr having been released follow- ng colln;>sc of Rumania. Sergeant Culver bulled out over enemy territory after his plane was demolished by enemy fire. Many unusual experiences as a prisoner of war proved interesting to Sergeant Culver. As acting firsl sergeant, he was recipient of all complaints his comrades were able to iiHisler," after having been trained as nn engineer on a bomber. The prisoners hntl rill kinds o; orgnnlnntlons themselves WASHINGTON, Ocl. 11 (IIP) — Thr War nc|nir(mcttl announces thnl ji large lusli force of K-Zil .Siipcrforlrc.sM-.s uiailu ;i fi.l" nllack nn this yl'al Jiipa- lu-se rc[inlr base nnd supiily <lc- pnl at OUayaiiui nn Formosa. Ok- ayam;i is "considered (tin most important ;>ir> l;irget south of ,la|>an |iroiicr." lin.MH, Ocl. II (Iff)—Up li> 250 American lu-avy bmnliers from Hilly ittlnrikcil iN'ii/1 synthetic oil plants at Ukclilr.nniucr and uoir- Ijy Oilrrtiil in German Silesia tn- ilay. Other raiding fniinnllons linniher roniiminlcalions targets in C'YCchosloV'tkhi, Hungary and Vugoslnvhv. 'Valley Authority' Idea Opposed By Flood Group LITTLE ROOK,'Oct. M (OP)— The Arkansas Flood Control Commission hns ndoptcd n resolution opposing any flood control progrnm ndmlnlslcrcd as a "valley authority" such ns Ihc Tennessee Valley Authority. However, a preference was expressed for n slate-control program cnrrted out In co-opcralion with U. S. Army engineers. Discussion on administration of postwnr flcod control projects will be lieurd at a public mcellng at Newport next Thursday. From 1000 to 1500 persons Interested In construction of dams ami reservoirs In Ihc headwaters of the White river and Its tributaries arc expected to attend. LONDON, Oct. 11 (UP) — A Swiss hrruiloast (| |t( >l€S rcjiorls from SlorltliAlm n« saying tlie Ocstajm rounded up more than KCO Norwegians as hostages liwi week. Turnback Funds To Be Received By City, County Milsslssippi County Is lo receive $1,553.69 and the City of Blylhe- vilte. $644.18 in sales tax turnback funds for the quarter ending Sept. 30, it lia.s been aniiDUiucd by State Treasurer Karl Page The amount throughout the Uatc was S3.499.02 less than for the corresponding period last year with $57,713.28 distributed Hits year. including n committee for nthlet- Ics. special services, librarian ami etc. Clubs for bridge, clicks nnd checkers promptly were orennlnwl, he said. Ills biggest thrill was that, after four months, when the Red Gross supplied them with clothing and the day before Rumania capitulated, the Red Cross also supplied them food packages. "They were never more welcome," he said. Before Sergeant Culver's Internment in Rumania, he hnd completed 37 missions and 310 combat flying hours with the Slsl Army Air Force in Italy ns an engineer aboard a B-24 Liberator liomber. His decorations Include the Air Medal ns well as the Order of the Purple Heart for having been wounded In action. Weather ARKANSAS: Fnlr nnd slightly warmer this afternoon and tonight, day fair; not much change In More than five million people lived on Ihe Island before the war began. It Is rich In conl, timber, camphor, ten and rice. But Formosa hasn't beeii the only target of the latest nil-out American drive ngninst the Philippine defenses, The carrier planes of.the American Third Fleet have struck cast, West mid south of Formosa during the last five days. The nnv-I al airmen vmlondccl bombs on thel Pescadores, the Ryukyu chain, and I Limm In the Philippines. I Every attack cost the Japs great numbers' of, ships nnd-planes. Altogether, the Americans destroyed or damaged 227 Jap vessels nnd 530 enemy planes. S3 U. S. Plane.t' Last Our losses nrc listed ns 63 planes. But Tokyo claims several times thnt number were destroyed. The Japs also expand their unfounded clnhm by. snyinp; ,lhe -Americans lost,,!,lx warshlpsrpresuinnbly 'aircraft 'carriers. Allied'sources make'no mention of surface vessels being sunk during the' operations. 'In China, American bombers destroyed scvcrnl - Jnp steamers .on slrcnms Mh'Kwangsi province. The Americans also accounted lor mort thnn 160 Jnp barges and snmpans loaded with troops nnd supplies. Elsewhere' In 1 the Pacific- Organized Jap resistance In thi southern Pnlau Islands has beer crushed. Admiral Nlmitz says tin last of the major Jnp forces wen denned out on Thursday, nnd thn only isolated pockets continue li hold out. However, Ihc American commander snys that the battle for the Pa nils hns been the toughest battli yet fought by the Americans in th Pacific. Moody Infant Dies Deity Jean Moody, fivc-monlh- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moody, died yesterday following death of her twin sister two weeks ago. Denth occurred nt the family residence at Half Moon. Funeral services were held this morning by the Rev. J. W. sey with burial at Ehnwood Cemetery. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2180 2181 2173 2180 218 Mar. . 2183 2184 2183 2184 2186 May . 2178 2181 2177 2178 218 May . 2183 2184 2182 2183 2185 July . 2155 315(1 2153 2154 215 July , 2150 2158 2154 2150 21130 Oct. . 2208 2210 2208 2208 2208' Oct. . 2202 2205 2202 2204 2205 Dec. . 2185 218S 2182 2183 218S Dec. . 2187 2188 218S 218S 2183 N. Y. Stocks A T & T IG3 1-2 Amer Tobacco 69 Annconrta Copper 273-4 Beth Steel Beth Steel 27 3-4 63 3-8 Chrysler 93 1-2 Gen Electric 38 5-8 Gen Motors 04 1-8 Montgomery Ward 53 1-8 N Y Cenlrnl 18 3- Int Harvester 80 1-2 Norlh Am Aviation 9 3-8 Republic Steel 10 Radio 10 3-4 Socony Vacuum 125-8 Studebnker 18 3-4 hlllJIU.I} ItllL, IIUU IUUII1 l*ILU*J|jl: III temperature. Minimum temperature here last night was 42 degrees with maximum, 71 degrees yesterday. The baby also Is survived by two 1 rothers, Terry anil Paul Moody, nnd n sister, Evelyn Moody. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge. Tough Tank Men Sing Praises Of Young Texas Infantryman WITH THE THIRD ARMY BEYOND NANCY, Oct. 14 ,(tJ,P) — American lank soldiers don't hand out compliments freely. So' when they tell you a foot soldier is as good as a tank soldier, you know he is B°od. They ask, "Say, have you heard nhoHl our lieutenant?" This lieutenant Is now between clean sheets In n wnrm hospital bed. Doctors say he'll be ss good ns new again, but these rough. tough, Utnk soldiers remember him best another way. They remember him lying In n fox hole with mud and blood streaked across his f^ce. This young Texas fighter had Just begun directing his platoon forward when the enemy knocked him sprawling. He stood up dizzily. A hole was drilled through both cheeks mid many of hk teeth cams loose in his hand, or spilled on the eroimd. A shell fragment had caught him flush nn thp inw nii.1 blnnd his head nnd propped his lean body against the side of a foxhole. His men were waiting for orders, but sllll he couldn't speak. Instead he pulled a limp pad of paper from his pocket and started writing. For the nest two hours he lay there using his pentil nnd his hands to direct his men. Sometimes he wrote orders nnd sometimes he Just sig- nalled. Hut his men followed them lo the leltcr. Finally n ne« platoon leader arrived. So they pulled him from his hole waving his hands— trying to talk. At first they thought he was delirious from pain or shock. Then some one gave him a pencil. He sketched the position of another platoon dangerously pinned down by German fire. Atld the location ot several Nazi tanks. The Information made it possible for the battalion lo hold the hill against a two day German tank and infantry attack, T*hflt*« tiihtt Hi ft avniAVftH tuoii £.aV Two Storms Are Brewing In Caribbean MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 14 (UP)—Til northwestern Caribbean hurrlcan which Is about 120 miles west c Jamaica has remained almost sta tlonnry during the pnst 12 hour: the United States Weather Birea reported In an advisory nt 10 a. m (CWT) this morning. The text of the advisory said: "The ' northwestern 'carribea hurricane hns remained almost stn tlonery during the past 12 horn nnd ' s central near latitude • IB north and longitude 80 to 80.5. c!t gees west which Is bout 120 mill west of Jamaca. It is attended gales over a moderate area ai probably winds of hurricane fon near center. """ "Little movement is indicated the next 12 hours and all intercs in northwestern Caribbean nn should be on the alert for furth advices. "Radio broadcast authorized." The weather bureau did not sue an advisory on the disturban which this morning was repo-t headed in the direction of Pucr Rico. 'Tney advised the winds n tending the storm did not exec 40 miles per hour and that the dj turbance was about 350 mil southeast of the Puerto Rici coast, i ., Standard of N J ,55 1-2 Texas Corp 45 3-4 Packard clotted in his throat. this toot soldier has guts. And that's His men Irleci to get him back why they say he can go along with S l-2,lo the medics. US Steel 583-41 He couldn't speak. But he shook a Sliwnliw tank. thnmurmytimo ho wants to ride in Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOC1 YARDS—(WFA)—Livestock: He 2,000, salable.700; top 14.10; 150-2 Ibs. 14.70; 120-140 Ibs. 13.25-14.7 sows 13.95. Cattle 1700; salable 600; cah 200, nil salable; bulks for wee mixed yearlings & heifers 10-12,: cows 7.25-10.15; Cnnners and|ci ters -4.75-V; stacker and fe« steers 8-11,15. ; Chicago Rye open high Dec. . IW.i 107SJ May . 104H 10514 10354 104« JO low close pr 107!4 iO

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