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VOL. XL!.—NO. 197 BUTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTH1AST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythevllle Dully Newt Blythevllle Courier Dlythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BI;YTIIKVIU,E, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVKMBKH 6, Power Workers Ballot On Election To Be Held Wednesday, Thursday For Ark-Mo Employees Whether another union branch will be established In Blylhevlllc and surrounding section will be determined Wednesday and Thursday when certain employes of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, which serves 90 towns and communities with electric current, will vote whether to affiliate with the Congress of Industrial Organizations. This election climaxes more than two years activity on the part of CIO representatives to organize this group. In an election, held about a year ago, it was voted not to become affiliated with a union. The election will be held on two clays so that representatives of the CIO. the government and Arkansas-Missouri Power Company can be present at all polling places. On Wednesday, elections will be held at Pocahontns for Pocahontas and Corning employes included in the group allowed to vote: at Mammoth Springs, Piedmont, Mo., and Ironton, Mo., for Potosi also. On Thursday, the election here will be for employes of Blythevllle, Ijeachville and Monctle; at Steele, Mo., Carutliersville, Mo., Hayti. Mo., lor Portageville, Mo., also Kennell, Mo., and Walnut Ridge. The election here will be held at the plant from 2 until 3 p. m. The election nt Stcelc will be from 1:30 p. m., to 1:45 p. in.; at Caruthersville from 11:45 a. in. to 12 noon, and at Hayti, 11 a. m. to 11:15 a. m. Soviets Bound For Berlin and May Arrive Soon, Stalin Soys; Reviews Successful Campaigns MOSCOW, Nov. G (U.P.)—Marshal Stalin says the Red Army is Berlin-bound and thai the day it gets there may not be far off. In a broadcast marking the anniversary eve of the Red revolution, Stalin today said that the Ued Army's mission is to hoist its flag of victory in Berlin. And he'added that there are indications that the missions will be completed, as he put it, "in the near future." The Soviet premier also called 19<M the 'decisive .... _ 'year for the Russian and Allied armies, indicating the main battles have been won, or soon will be. ——" lie reviewed the Heel Army's last car of campaigning which drove he Nazis back , Into Hast Prussia, Crechoslovakla ami Hungary. And ie paid tribute to Allied operations m the western front, describing hem as unprecedented In scope. Production Hits I'e;tk Stalin said Soviet production now s 10 times greater than at the start of the war, nud Soviet workers have scored an economic victory over Germany. And lie added that the Lewis Crafton Dies Saturday In St. Louis Lewis Guy Crafton, who lived in Blytheville prior to 1932 and father of W. L. Crafton, died Saturday afternoon at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was 72. In ill health 10 years, he had been seriously ill of a heart ailment since June. Born .in Humboldt, Term.,- he moved to Blodgett, Mo., when a youth where he long resided prior to coming here. After .leaving Bly- thevllje lie, returned lo Blodgett but • natf riiaBe'his home recently'' 1 In Str Louis with n 'daughter, Mrs. Ina Carroll. Mrs. Crafton died in 1939. W., L. Crafton went to Sikeston, Mo., yesterday where lie was met by relatives and' will return home following funeral services held today at Blodgett. Other relatives are three more daughters, Mrs. Bernice Gentry, formerly of Blytheville and now of El Dorado; Mrs. Laura Parker of Kansas City and Mrs. Virginia Cox of Lubbock, Texas. Freight Rate Hearing Set For January 2 WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (U.P.) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments In the freight rate discrimination case. Tlie complaint was filed by Governor Arnnl of Georgia that 20 railroads serving the South are maintaining rate schedules that are discriminatory The high tribunal has set Jan 2 to hear arguments in a show cause order to tlie railroads. Tlie lallroads have been ordered to show cause by Dec. 11 why the Coin- fhould not grant the relief sough in the complaint. The nctlon specifically request: n decree which would bring ai equalization of rates in the Soutl with those maintained in th North. The Georgia governor clainis lhat shippers arc entitled to II million dollars damages from the defendant railroads, and the Court is asked to render an accounting as to an award of such damages. Arnall also asks for a permanent injunction 1 to restrain the railroads from combining to establish rate .sysjcjns which he says are uu- ind unjustly discrimina- R<ussians respect the independence and freedom of Allied countries and are prepared to live always in friendship with them. The Russian premier also said lhat lo insure long-term peace Ihc Unilcd Nations should create an organization backed- wilh sufficient mined force. He said il should b? able to act without d.-!ay to liquidate any further atjgreFsion nnd punish those responsible. In Moscow, the 27th anniversary of the Soviet revolution is in full swing today. Streets and buildings, newly-whitewashed, are decked in Red Hags and multi-colored banners bearing Russian,and Allied victory slogans. And in Red Square, enormous streamers hail the Anglo-So- viet-Amciican alliance nnd the liberation of all Russian territory from the Germans. By virtue of a change in the calendar system, the revolution once . known as the October revolution i fnlls this year on November 7. I The revolution marked the seizure of Russian government aulhor- j its' by the military revolution coin- In Atlanta, Arnall said he was' miUee of Ulc ™ m &™« Soviet. delighted to hear the Court's de-1 Dismisses Cabinet cision. This proves, says lie, there is justice in the land. He predicted Hint Georgia ing through court action the dis- cabinet—including one Communist crimination of which the Soiith"hns:' member; is supported so long complained. Both Candidates Eager For Good Voting Weather Big Turnout At Polls Is Sought Tomorrow; Snow In New England WASHINGTON. Nov. (i (UP) — The nation's political leaders and workers today were concentrating on getting ma the vote. • Most of the campaign arguments have been made; the candidate* have had their siiy. And fiom'Maine to California, they're out, .trying to drum up a big vote. The two headlliieis In the election battle nlso were spending the last 21 hours thumping for a heavy ballot. President Roosevelt was lo. spent Die afternoon cnlliiiR for ft record' breaking vote in Ills home tqrrl lory around the Hudson River val ley. And tonight, he will go on tin air on n nationwide broadcast Iron 0 a. m. to 10 p, m. CWT to inak his finnl plen to the electorate. The challenger, Governor Dewcj will go on the air tonight at 1 p. m, CWr to make n similar pica German Counter-Attacks Repulsed At Vossenack; U. S. Fliers Raid Manila Tonight probably will be the firs SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Warplanes Also MacArthur's Forces Shell Escape Port Of Japs On Leytfe By United l'rcs;i Enemy reports from Ihe I'liclfic (oilny Indicated Unit widespread American air attacks are continuing. The JH|>-controlled Manila radio says ISO land-based planes attacked Hie Philippine cnpllal and nearby Clark Field tills morning, the second raid In two tluys, It the raiders were land-based TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Allies Need Singapore As Sea-Air Base lime In the campaign thnt the'two the Japs report, l(i inny menu Clcn- camlldales have refrained from nt-1 eml MncArlhur now has enough lack. Observers ngrce that this nir power on Ihe captured fields of has been nn angry, even bitter cnm- Lcyte lo strike serious blows imign, and one of the most unkind In recent history. • ' Both parties were watching the weather reports nervously today, for they know Unit good or bnd'weulh- er in some .slnles might swing the election tide. Right today the spot. that On the diplomatic front today, . Romanian Premier Sanatescu dis- _ missed his cabinet and organized n win the suit, thus he says "abolish- ncw COIllltl on government. The new Arnall disclosed tliat he will appear before the. high tribunal himself 'iijong with '"Attorney GeneralT. Grady Head to present the state's Corp. John R. Saliba Is Fatally Stricken Mr. and Mrs, A. G. Sliibley and daughter, Miss Josephine, were called to Dawson, Ga., because of the sudden death of Mrs. Shiblcy's brother, Corp. John Rogers Saliba, 31, of Dawson, found dead Saturday at an Army camp. An investigation revealed Corporal Saliba died of a heart attack. He was stationed at Albany after entering the Army two years ago. This Is the second time tragedy has struck this family. It was two years ago this month that Mrs. Shiblcy's father, mother, sister, niece und brother-in-law were killed in an automobile collision nt Albany, the same place where her brother died. Corporal Saliba's wife, Mrs. Mary Saliba of Cuthbert, Ga., gave birth Thursday to thpir first child, a son. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon in Dawson, where the Saliba family long has lived. Mr. Shibley and Miss Shiblcy probably will return home tomorrow but Mrs. Shibley expects to remain for a longer stay. Mrs. Shlbloy has one other brother, G. M. Saliba of Dawson, and a sister who lives in Syria. I Adkins Says Arkansas Will Go For Roosevelt LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 6 (U.P.) — Arkansas' Governor Adkins has predicted n victory for President Roosevelt In Arkansas. But he isn't sure about the rest of the na- on. Adkins says he doesn't think lere is any chance of the Demo- rats losing in Arkansas. But adds: •The uncertainty of the soldier Young Mother Killed When Pinned By Auto LITILE ROCK, Nov. 0 (UP)—A 24-year-old mother was killed in ar unusual accident at her Little Rock home last night. Police say Mrs. W. T. Hall was crushed to death when her automobile rolled backward, pinning her between the open car door and i garage post. She had gotten out o the car to pick up her thrce-month- old baby, from its front seal cri' when .t'lpj Accident occurred. Crying of the baby attracted th attention of neighbors, who inves tt?atcd. Mrs. Hall was dead when they arrived. Mrs. Hall's husband, an Arm; officer, Is at a camp In Louisiana. N. Y. Stocks 'A T & T 1C3 3- Amer Tobacco 68 Anaconda Copper 27 Beth Slcel 62 3- Chrysler 015- Gcn Electric 391- Gen Motors C2 7- Monigomery Ward 53 1- N Y Central 183- Int Harvester 78 1- Norlh Am Aviation 11 Republic Steelj.. ID SUtdcbnker . '. 18 Standard of N J ! 55 3 Texas Corp 47 7- U S Steel::..'...iV. 59 ote and the uncertainty in some ther states—New York.and Penn- ylvania particularly—make it pas- iblc thai anything may happen." Tlie Governor says he lias ob> ervcd more interest in the general the democratic bloc which demands immediate steps lo meet Allied armistice terms. ; The government switch followed a stiff Russian iiole asking Quick action in complying with terms of the Allied armistice agreement. On the military front, tlie secret radio Atlantik says Russian tanks are righting inside Budapest today. However, the report Is not confirmed ;by the Moscow communique. According to the Russians, the closest approach of the Red Army to the Hungarian capital is at Andrassy, four and a half miles to the south. The British radio reports the Russian force has unleashed a round- the-clock, offensive against German communications in and around Budapest, despite bad weather. The broadcast snld the battle for Budapest is centered on the two great highways running into the city from the southeast. Another British broadcast says Albanian patriots have been righting light wns on northern New England which traditionally goes Republican; A hcnvy snowstorm was sweeping the area, nnd eight Inches of snow already have piled"iip in some towns, officials bellHvc the snow may hamper the northern New England rural vote. ' ... Elsewhere In the nation though, the weather Is expected generally to favor n big vote. There appears to he no unusual conditions although In the upper Mississippi valley there may be niin lale in the day. In the vital stale of New York, Ihe wealher man predicted some cloudiness and cold scattered snow flurries. Reports from the President's home nt Hyde E'nrk snld that light, snow flurries have been falling; but not enough to keep tlie President from making Ills traditional tour of the Hudson Valley. The'prediction for the" plvotnl Btntcii of Mnssnchusetts nnd Pennsylvania is cold hut. no ruin .or snow. > ; ^r Princeton Survivor Reports 'Safe and Well' Rescued from the Princeton, nir- craft carrier sunk recently in the Battle for the Philippines,, William K. Taylor, only son of Mrs. W. K. Taylor, has nolifled his mother he is "safe nnd well." ...'.:, ,., Tho message, received ycsterdny, was first news since the Navy Department announced loss , of the Princeton. • ,j. . '.. - , No other information was disclosed in the brief message sent by the seaman first class to his mother lection this year than in > many I the Germans for three days in the ear.*;. And he predicts thnt some' streets of Tirana, Albania's cnpi- 25,000 Arkansans '" ' — oils lomorrow. nnd family, who live nt 511 Broadway. Seaman Taylor has been on sea duty 10 months. New York Cotton iamcs Damage Roof The roof of the residence at 319 >forth Fifth was damaged by fire •hich broke out Saturday, 12:30 p. Damage to the property, owned 1 Mrs. O. Shonyo, wns slight. go to tlie- tM. The report says the patriots hold i the larger part of the town and I most of the entire country now has been liberated; I Chicago Rye open high low close Dec. . HOIS, 11211 1091s HIS 110M lay . 107H 108"is 1C6S IOB',4 10714 Heads Leyte Japs Mnr. . May . July '. Oct. . Dec. . 2157 21G1 2143 2073 2147 .2173 217G 2158 2081 2162 2157 2IGO 2142 2073 2146 2169 2172 2154 2070 2157 2158 2IGO 2143 2008 2149 lo strike serious throughout the Philippines. American ground forces on Ixiyte ncnrlug Ihn showdown buttle. A torrent of shells nnd bombs ure mining mi Hie escape port of.Or- 11100 as American troops continue tiielr sweep up the west coast lo wilhln a dozen miles of th'e laH Jnp stronghold. The 14 : mlle advance threatens the rear of Ihe main enemy forces already tangling with American 10th Corps uii- ils north of Ormoc. ll-2Cs Hit Singapore Rumors continue to predict a new American Invasion, tills time In Uunnn or Mnlnyn, This speculation Is based on yesterday's great Sup- crforttess raid on Singapore and oilier wldesprend bombing attacks which constitute Ihe heaviest American air ncllon of Ihe Pacific war. The round trip mission ngnlust Ihc stolen British niivnl base wns the longest daylight strike ever made by mllltnry lanes. The' gigantic air fleet scored direct hits.on a control house in the largest dock area In Singapore; bombed other "vital points" and hit n ship in dryrtock. Supcrforls nlso dropped tons of cx- liloslves on nn enemy oil refinery at the ri irtherh &«.'. o(.i 1 .8i'iiiif'!vfe>J-,!.0 Oilier Targets lllnsinl And heavy bombers of .the Eastern Air Command ulnslcd the rall- ronft nrcn of Rangoon, main supply hub for nil Biirmn, while other plaue.f hit a Jnp shipyard In French Indp-bhiua. And lo top llitugs off, Liberator bombers lilt enemy shipping and airdromes In Ihc Boning nnd the Volcanoes, Premier KOIso lokl the Japanese people this morning that: "Japan will do her best to fight out this sacred war to the last, together with- other-Axis' nations." Another official Japanese spokesman admits that American submarines and nlrcrnrt nrc dealing telling blows in Japan's home waters and along the Asiatic coast between Korea and Slberln. In a broadcast over rocllo Tokyo, he warned Dial a cargo ship loaded with relief supplies lor American prisoners of war is on the way to Japan from a Soviet port. , The spokesman requests tlic "American government to t'nk'o prompt and npproprlate 'measures" to forestall nny attack. lly .1AMKS United 1'rcs.i Staff Writer A new D-day may dawn In Die Pacific. B-20 bombs falling on Singapore have served on Iho Jups eloquent notice thnt the long-dormant Southeast, Asia theater hns alive. Dispatches siflcd censorship nt Admiral Mouulbat- ten's lictulciuiirlcra have hliilcd foi some time Unit he Is blue-printing a 'major Invasion of cither Mains'! 1 or Durum.; And the Singapore raid Is a logical prelude to such n step, For I would be nL Ihe stronghold Dm Japan wunlii base I Us hievltnlili comilcr-mensurcs, especially ngnlna Ihc Invasion armndii, Beyond thnl tlie Singapore nllnck probably wu aimed • at denying the cripplci Japanese lleul repnlr facilities n n time when it badly needs then lo prepare for the nqxt Pnclfl move. ' Air Kxpcrt Assigned Still oilier signs point (b the cs lubllshmeiil or » second front Asln. ford Track German Armored Units )ent U. S. Lines In Germany; Stubborn Fighting At Schmidt . SUPUIOM10 A1.L1KD HIOAOQUA11TORS, Nov. 6 (U,P.) —l.nstmonll) il was Aachen; today it is the town of Schmidt n the great bnltlo inside Gci ninny's Siegfried Line. , ' Violent fightiiiK such an picccded tho <yiplme of Aachen, of SI. l-o, or of Catmint) is inghiK around that little town of Schmidt, which (lie Ameiicans wpn last week, only to lose in a cpimLcr-aUnck. < ' One American ratlin icporter said the Gcimanb coiinter- illacked Ihreu limbs today in a renewal of the battle of Schmidt. And lie added: "Gorman planes arc appearing all over the place" Eniller, the American First Army iouthwcst of Aachen fought 1U way >ack ! lo within 'less than .half-n- ullc of Schmidt and made Small gains in tho nearby Hurtgcn Forest No Celebration Planned Nov. 11 Annual Observance Of Armistice pay Will Be Simple lllylhevlllo will not colobnilu Armistice Day this' year. The usual observance, sponsored by (he Dud Cii- , son Post of Ihe American Legion. Is Air Chief Marsha! Sir Trnf- |l>«ln(f. dispensed with because of (ha!(h-Mallory, one of nri-, critical pliusc of Ihe present, It Iain's lop bombliiK exports, hns been »'!» s imnormcod. assigned to Southeast Asia, So, for! rtl making the announcement tlni that mutter has Ihe former com- "" parade or special program wouli mnmlcr of the British-Eighth Ar-;•'"> stance! Snlimlny, It, was polntec Sir Oliver Lecse. And Prime "lit by J. L. Terrell, commander Minister Churchill recently revealed that n vast Dritlsh armada, capable of taking on the whole Jnp navy hns bceii assigned to tliu Pacific;. • "• ! Sllll other, signs Indicate an imminent, lajullni,' in Burma or Mn- Inyn. A nrltlsh-lcti task force' hns hnmmered 4»-smmre-mllc Cnr'NIc- obar. northernmost of the Jnp-licld . olnr. Islands. ..A ^dlspiUoli .pnss- IIIR through censorship snld officers weru convinced that the Nlc- would be had forHhc Ink- (loon. All Japan's Uunnn garrison funnel Ninth Air Force fighter bomber*, \\llb United States Infantry In the Huertjccm Forest, German), Nov 0 (HI 1 ) — Counler-attacklhg German tanks 'drove bait-way Into Die American-held town of VosKciuick toutheut of Aachen today. ' American tanks and Infantry checked the thrust and later drove the- 'Gormani back several hundred yards although some of the tiiemy still were holding out In (lie e.nlern part of Vossenack May Be Heavy; Weather Fair With fair weather promised tomorrow and some interest shown in acts nnd amendments to be vol\l on In Arkansas, In addition to the presldenlial candidates, it is believed that a large number of votes will be recorded in Mississippi County despite the dearth of contests in township, county and slate aces. That few Mississippi County service men will have votes to be counted seemed probable today as only 20 absentee votes had' beei; received at the Blytheville office' of the County Court Clerk and less than that number at the Osceola office. Absentee voles received until G P. m. tomorrow will he counted. Placing of polling, along with iudges and clerks named by the County Election Commission, were announced Salurdny. Lt.-Gen. Shiro Makino, above, commands Japanese opposing the American iorces on Leyte Island, in Ihe Philippines. He Is believed to head the infamous IGlh Division, which General MacArthur said "did the dirly work on Bataao." e r Livestock ST. LOUIS. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS— (WFA) —Livestock: Hogs 15,400 salable 14,000; top U.50; 180270 Ibs. 14.35-14.10; 140-170 Ibs. 13.35-14.25; good sows 13.CO-13.65. Caltle 9,000 salable 7,500; calves 3,000 all salable; mixed yearlings & heifers 10.50-14; cows 7-11; canners and cutters 4.7S-6.75; slaughter steers 9-17.75; slaughter heifers 7.50-17; slockcr and feeder steers 7.50-13.25. Weather ARKANSAS-Fair this afternoon and tonight. Tuesday, partly cloudy with rising temperatures. Minimum temperature here last night was 40 degrees and maximum temperature yesterday was 69 degrees, according to Hie official weather observer. Don't Fail To Vote (AN KIHTORIAI.) If yon are a qualified voter, tomorrow is your day. It. is your day to go to the polls and vote for Ihe candidates of your choice; your opportunity to have; a hand in the selection of government leaders whose future efforts will concern every American. Regardless of your political sentiments, you should not fail to exercise the privilege of voting. Those who do not vole will have no right to criticize. Aside from the heated presidential race, Arkansans have plenty of reason to turn out at the polls in large numbers. They arc faced with certain acts and • amendments which should receive their sorious and 1 careful consideration before they either are approved^ or rejected. w Act No. 2. Would repeal laws legalizing betting out horse racing and dog racing. ? Act No. 3. Would load 95,000,000 to §7,500,000 in I additional taxes on natural resources, fuel and power when Arkansas people and business paid $170,000,000 last year in federal, state and local taxes. Would cm- power three men to buy sites and spend §20,000,000 for hospitals, employ as many people as they please and pay what salaries (hey please. Amendment No. 31. To let the people of counties vote a tax for county libraries. A lax so voted could bo reduced or abolished at the next election. Property in cities already paying a library tax would be exempt from a county lax. Amendment No. 35. Would prevent closed shops in Arkansas. It would prevent a business from requiring any employe lo belong to a certain union and also would prevent maintenance of membership contracts where employer lakes union dues out of employes pay whether or not the employe wants it. Labor unions insist il would virtually destroy collective bargaining. Amendment No. 156. Designed lo .stabilize Fish and Game Commission shake-ups following changes in stateliouse administration, and put fish and game con• servalioii on the most efficient and practical basis. Amendment No. 37. To permit Arkansas citizens in the armed forces to vote without a poll (ax. Amendment No. I}8. Would make terms of governor ami lieutenant governor four years. Kul five other ' slate officials would be elected every two years. obars Ing. •Ihc uronp lies In n strategic ix>- •dljlon for nn Invasion of either Mn- layn or Finnnn. Only (100 mites from (lie Southeast Asia headquarters' nt Cevlon, It Is 400 miles from the Mnlayn peninsula nnd BOO from Rniuioon. Since Jap strength .ob- bioiisly is. weak In Ihc Nlcobnrs. Allied commanders probably will be content lo leave them In their rear and Invnde beyond. M:iy Hit Rangoon Should. Mounthalten pick Burma as his invasion point, the blow probably would fnll In or near Rnn- for Us through - ... Hly, has twice been rnldad In recent days, Burma's rivers nnd mountain spines run north and south. Invasloi troops, ndvnclnn up Us valleys,could hnmmcr the Japs back ngnlnsL the British Hth Army In Ihe iiorth. , Or the Allies mny pick Mnlayn's I Ihln pencil of laud ns an invasion point. Striking across the peninsula, they would divide .Inp forces In ninlnlnnd Asln from those in Sin<?- noorc. Thus, they would pave the way for the conquest of Britain's one-time Gllbrnltnr of the cast. The liny 27-by-I5 mile Island of Singapore hns nn hnporlance all out of proportion to Its size/ The stronghold commands the nlnc- mMc-wlde Mnlncca Strnlt, Jnpan's only nvnllnblc entrance to the In- dlnn Ocean. Should tlie British take Singapore, the enemy's water supply route to Burmn and Ihc Nlco- biirs would be severed. On top of thnt, Singapore Is with. In cnsv bombing range of ninny of Jnpan'.s Pacific strongholds. .It lies only nine miles from Sumnlrn; BOO "rnm Java; 1300 from Manila: C30 rom Snlgon iti French Indo-Chlnn nnd 1400 from Hong Kong. Cirat Naval Rase Beyond that, Slnga|H>rc would give the Allies n great Pnclflc naval base.. which Ihey sorely need The main harbor measures 1COO feet long and 400 wide. It is surrounded by machine shops, repair shops, warehouses, power plants nnd supply depots. The Japs have mended all bomb damage and even installed a ncw naval repair station. One of Singapore* two drydocks can handle ships of 50,000 tons, larger than the greatest battlewagons. Fifteen and 18-Inch «uns capable of throwing a shull 20 miles stand guard over the base. The Island wns acquired by the British a century and a quarter ago by a trailer named Raffles, who bought It from an Indian sultnn. In 1938 the British completed the base at a cost of 100 million dollars nnd after 15 years of labor In heat averaging 80 degrees the year around. Janan renamed the Island "Sho- nan" or "Light of the South." But the new raid shows lhat II is a light lhat scon may go out. lhat the post i planned lo sponso: 'n real celebration" when victor; ionics In tills wnr. ' The Lesion hns niked Hint ling, HI displayed and pcpjilo of this sec lou pause la prnyci 1 nt 11 o'clock when whistles'wljl IK sounded lx nark" the i044-bbs6rvniVce <>i M UB of the armistice In World War I. The Hut, home ot'llic l^uluii, will W^hq-cccne of Infiinmil giUhbiiinjs Saturday with "open 'house" to bo jcld by the post for all veterans of World Wiir I and World War II and uiy Kcrvico ; men of this wnr, it was rinnounce'd. In-urging'.people to pause nt 11 ii'elock, tho Legion. hns asked thnt tribute be pnld to departed comrades And people crcdcdlcnlc Ihcm- selves lo winning Ihls war and keeping tho pence. Mr. Terrell snld, In making the announcement: "The day this year will not be n holiday to Legionnaires, for to most people It will mean n day to Intensify their efforts to win Ihe war as quickly as possible and bring their sons, [laughters, bands-and 'fnlhers home." hus- Corporal Wilson Awarde^ Order Of Purple Heart Corp. John Stanley Wilson, son of ilr. nnd Mrs. Ernest Wilson of 2, hns been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received Aug. 15, only five days before his brother, Lieut. Etwood Victor Wilson, was reported missing in action. The incdnl was received by his parents several cinys ngo. Corporal Wilson entered the service March 17, 1041. He underwent training at Fort Sill, Okla., and Camp Bowie, Texas. He has been overseas since September, 1043, and in this time has participated hi llirec Invasions, those of North Africa, Italy and Southern France. He was with Ihe field nrtlllory In Southern France'when wounded. Sinks Nips' Ships N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open , 2162 , 2168 , 2140 , 207(1 . 2H9 high low 2177 21C2 2181 2166 2IG2 2146 2081 2016 2159 2149 close 2174 2162 2117 2166 2158 2148 2085 2074 2168 2152 opciallng north and south of Schiiililt, knocked out 27 enemy tanks to help the gruund forces bropk up another of the apparently endless German counter-attacks. t German* Hemmed ' To . the ! nprthwost, other Allied forces now are drawn up before the Mouse liver aurt the Holland Deep on a 46-mile front The Gei- manb left behind as rear-guard nulls nre hemmed into two pockets, each eight square miles In area One is at Stecnbergen and the 11 other »outh : '-of; MoerdlJ, .where ; lhe Muuso empties Into ; the. Holland Deep: Field reports su'ld the German 1 ! were trying to, evacuate^ men and materials «cr<m the connecting waterways b'y barge, But RAF Mosquito bomben, hays swooped dovui on n cluster of barges to sink 10 of tiicm Allied artillery Is sending ceaseless rounds of shells Into the twin pockets. To the west; British Commandos hav'C brought the campaign to liberate flooded Walc.heren Island to Its flhnl Vhasc They have broken Into the outskirts of MlddlebuVg, the 'nst enemy strbnghpld'on the Island. Allied Losses- Heavy nut.the Allies l ,hnve paid'a.slid ;>rlco for : victory oh Walchc'fen; At .cast 20 of the 25 landing support craft in' the Commando invasion were lost Supreme headquarters said caslialtles ftere. "severe" Ihclderitally r .AIIicd soldiers In Holland have noticed German robot bombs flying,overhead in.the direction of Belgium However, there Is no Indication as to where they, lauded Other German flying bombs, some, of them - scattering' leaflets, have struck southern England again. Allied airmen-are hitting back hard at Germany. Some ; HOO American Flying Portresses and Ljbera- tors attacked the'Harnburg area, the Ruhr valley and other objectives in western Germany t6day. The heavy bombers were conducted: to their targets by a fleet of 700 Mustang and Thunderbolt fighters. The British also were out over Germany today. A fleet of Lancaster nnd Halifax hca^les/ described officially as' "very strong' 1 ,'hammered the Rhlnclurid; oft center of Gclsciiklrchen. ~ .', •" • ; .; Shells as well as'bombs arc rip-' ping nt 'German positions. Allied^] warships are revealed to have boni- lardcd - -German coastal positions icnr the frontier between Prance. v nnd Italy for the past-five day's. 1 Among the wnrshlps were the Amer- can destroyers Benson and Woolsey and the French cruiser- Morit- caltn. . ,'V . '..••• ' A Rome communique also revealed the sinking of a German lighter nnd on escorting. motor -launch 'by a British 'destroyer off- the' Aegean island of Plscopl early Sunday. Reporting on tlie victory o( Ins U. S. Seventh Fleet over tho Japanese fleet in Surigao Strnit during Ihc three-pronged battle of the Philippines, Rear Adm. Jesse Barret Oldendo::f, above, declared that three enemy battleships, five cruisers and six to eight destroyers came .within range, of his guns and "I coulrtn t find any evidence lhat a single Dec. ;_a\v»y." __ . May - Pvt.J.T Miller Suffers Wo,un4 In Palau Battle Pvt. James T, Miller, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. J. R. Miller, 1310 West Ash, has been seriously-.wounded in ncllon the Wxf Department last night notified his parents "Wounded In the Palau Islands Oct. 15, Private Miller is ft member of "The Wildcats' 81st Division This intantrjman began foreign service several months, ago. < t, The message revealed no details but said Private Miller, was In' a hospital ' Chicago Wheat hlgtt low open hlgtt low close 163X 164'i 163'/j 164 1581. ISD'i loSfe 15914

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