The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1944 · Page 1
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VOL. XU—NO. 200 -—: ^IjeeMINANTNEWSPAPEK OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND B™™^™!*:. ^ *~* ? V O Biythevllle Dally New» Blythevill* Courier Blythevills Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ' ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI E. AUKANSAS^I'HUKSDAY. NOVKMUKK SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS M ^_ • • • • __^ —"~ ' " ~ = oinuijn uyjrt&a ftvis UISNT8 ' < UUNCH BIG PUSH. GERMANS SAY WAR ANALYSIS Japan's Fall May Not End Pacific War By JA|WES HARPER , United Press Staff Writer The' war "agalnsi the Japs may conllnue long after Japan surrenders. The final peace treaty won't bring peace' to the Pacific. When the American flag flies from Hirohito's palace, the Allies still will be faced with the lasl; of conquering a great army'of-Jap's'dwelling en vast lands to the east:' General Douglas MacArthur said on Oct. 20 that 500,000 Japs will Ire cut oft from the homeland as the Philippine operations develop. Other estimates place'the" figure even higher. Certainly,, that vast horde will he greatly increased, perhaps doubled, by the.time American soldiers inarch down the wreckage-strewed streets of Tokyo. We orice thought those isolated Jap garrisons would,'as; the phrase went,-, wither on the' vine. For Instance, when American troops bypassed Jap garrisons in the Marshalls, the deputy chief of naval aviation, Vice Admiral John McCain, said: "We'll lei them starve .. , and eat each other." Now we're changing our notions. The commander-in-chief of Australian military forces, Sir Thomas Blarney, said those isolated garrisons are undertaking to colonize their lands. They're cultivating rice and raising livestock. Blarney warned that, the Pacific war won't be over until thc last of them cleaned out. • ' Those Japs not only are not starving—they're still capable of putting up a fight. The Marshall atolls of Wotje, Maloelap, Milli, and Jaluit were , the first Jap-held lands bypassed. Yet American planes raiding those isIands.Vnill draw -hEavy Soviets Poised For Great Blow Against Reich Winter Offensive May Begin Moving At Any Moment MOSCOW, Nov. fl <UP) - The Russians say they're ready to smash front The caslem Communist party paper iravdn says the Red Army has massed vast forces for a final winter assault on Adolf Hitler's inner lortross. And paper quotes a Don oossack horseman who puts it this way "the Germans boasted they would drain the Don river. The day is not distant when our Cossacks mil water their horses on the Rhine." At the snme time, while the first Blnsls of winter bring traditional Red Army lighting weather—Nazi broadcasters are dwelling on Russian preparations for a full dress winter offensive. The Nazis also say „,.„..„, he Soviet, winter campaign is about ' "'' lo begin and they think the first InJPhilippines Tropical Storm Roars Through Hills 01 Leyte Washington Citizens Prepare Rousing Welcome For Roosevelt prcimring Tor ^ votc rousinu Compress Unable To Take Cotton .„..,• soldicrs-%' the Dutch Indies' could replenish .their arms and ammunition indefinitely from, the island's self-sufficient ' industry. The question eventually will arise as to, who Is to tackle thc costly job of cleansing those lands of thc enemy. Almost certainly the American people will not like the idea. For one thing, such a campaign would - be an anti-climax. When Japan ii conquered America will want its boys home. For another thing, those lands belong, not to America, but to Britain, Holland and others. American forces, who have fought their way wcslward across the Pacific, won't want to fight their way eastward, back home. Many Washington officials believe it will be up lo the Dutch, British and -French to re-take their lost lands. And perhaps these countries are preparing lo do just that. On Oct. 23, the French War, Ministry in Paris invited all reserve officers and non-commissioned soldiers to volunteer for service in Ihe war against Japan after the defeat of Germany. The French own vast Pacific colonies,:-including Indo- Chlna. - •••: •• On thc same flay^n spokesman in London for the Netherlands government said Dutch troops, including men who lived under German occupation iii their homeland for four years, lW cre-;preparing lo Join the war against'the Japs. Thc Dutch " - •• of In addition, Prime Minister cniircnill said a large British fleet shortly will be sent to the Pacific Presumably it will, among other things, aid in the conquest of bypassed British possessions. Let's see where those by-passed Japs are located. Some 50,000 are on New Britain, 10,000 on New Guinea, 10,000 on New Ireland,-22000 on Bougainville, 10,000 in thc Mar- shahs, 25,000 ill the Carolines, CO 000 on Mindanao Island and 200,000 in the Dutch East Indies But this number is bound to grow Once the Philippines are occupied, American planes can cut the supply l' nc f° r 15 °.°<» Japs in .Burma. And if Allied forces by-pass China and land on thc Jap homeland, they will leave 35 Jap divisions or 525 000 soldiers there to be,cleaned up Tims, an end of the Pacific conflict won't mean an end lo the flght- ing. The war against Japan probably will outlast Japan itself. Connie Tray week Dies At Farm Home Hear Here Connie 'Traywcck, farmer, died Hits morning, 6 o'clock, at his home on the D. R, Garner larm at Forty and Eight. He was 24. Death followed a lengthy Illness of tuberculosis. Funeral arrangements are incom- 1'] ele g ! " <iln 8 ""rival O f a sister, i«» " Dent of Richmond, Cmlf. ' Born In Hamilton, Ala., he came here with his family 14 years* ago He is survived by his father, Shelton Traywcck; two brothers Donnic and Lonnte Trayweek,' and four sisters,. Flora and Ora Trav- w.eek and:' Mrs. Carrie Dudal'W of Forty nrlrt Eight, and Mrs. Dtot . , Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. , -, , ~ i, re .. lat , ,,,, prornilsl! of German prisoners of heavy blows will be struck at East ; lnr f< " llse '" Ihe city's two com- Pnissin. presses and this week's In Hungary, the Red Army has ! l vl " lmkc l )ich ' n ! slugged it's way across the upper Mondll >'. arc expected Tisza river and smashed to a point CO miles north east of Budapest Meanwhile, the Soviet forces besieging Budapest are re-grouping and consolidating their positions for a final all out attack on the Hungarian capital. Elsewhere on the eastern front, the -Yugoslavs say German resistance is weakening around key towns in western Serbia. The report also says a fierce battle is raging to the south in Macedonia in a see- tor through which Nazis retrent- ,ing from Qreece are trying to es Two Killed On Rail Crossing In Mississippi COMO, Miss;, Nov. 9 (UP)—Two persons were' killed and another sesiously injured last night when an automobile was struck by a Memphis-bound Illinois Central passenger train at a crossing near Conro. Those killed were Mrs. Fred D Billingsley, Memphis, and her mother-in-la%v, Mrs. Ruth Billingsley, of Harmontown, Miss., Betty Billingsley, of Memphis, was seriously injured. F. A. Gammon, operator of a Jilling station nenr the scene says that Mrs. Fred Billingsley, driver of the machine, apparently did not see the train and drove on thc track into ils path. Survivors include Fred D. Billingsley, of Memphis. in Ihc nut ion's c;i]>i!al arc ,„,. homecoming victory celebration tomorrow . Mi'. Hoc -' sS^-T^^sisiEE <ui(i men rule down Ponnsyvan » Avenue In I hi. n,i, 0 ;« „< many ban,,. F o;lr ,,,,-, ^ all ^M l ,^«r* lined tho prcsidenUiil route to the White "'House. At Hyde Park "today, the Prcsl clenl wns occupied during (he forenoon wllh mall and state papers jiisf arrived from Washington.- Af lei luncheon, he look a ilrlve. Count Continues Thc ballot count wl'ilcli gave Mr Roosevelt an unprecedented,fourll' term still Is continuing today: . Shortly after noon, a Unltci Press tabulation showed .llle popular vole gave Roosevelt 23307000 nmi Dcwey 20.511,000. Roosevelt lias won or is leading tn 35 states. The bnliot count also shows stil more strength for thc Democrats In Ihc new congress. r With 10 house contests now undecided, the Democrats have gained 28 scats. That menus a prospective total of 242 If thero are no further party shifts ( n the ,„,. settled races. The Republican's ne' loss of 21 so far gives rilcated total nf 101. Hates Undecided The outcome of hoifco races still is undecided In two Kentucky dis- r c 5. And the' results in five districts in Missouri, 6n e In Pennsylvania, one In California and one in Maryland will not be determined until the soldier vote Is counted The new senate will Include at least 55 Democrats, and 38 Republicans: 'Close races for, two other scats, In Pennsylvania and Missouri But War Prisoners Promised For Labor May Relieve Plant /i- With the Federal Compress i.V CCCl V ! a " y coUon t this week, it ,™ s lielievctl today however, the labor condition tins section soon might, he ini- rain, which impassible before cted to benefit compresses and gins. Federal Compress will not lie able U> receive cotton this week because the loS.OOO bales on hand have rill- ed It to capacity and lock of labor If? f »', Up shl "l >ln e: °f Ihe cotton to mills. Throughout' this Pall, this compress (ins received cotton four days weekly and it Is .planned to begin receiving again next week. BIytheville. Compress is receiving o cotton practically'all the time It was announced today. Both compresses have asked for prison labor/ pfornfted following a hem an in- Rain in County Benefits Grain, „ Winter Legumes Grains and winter legumes of Mississippi County were greatly benefitted by yesterday's rain of 1.07 inches, according to Keith Bilbrey, extension agenl. Although Mississippi county was I not experiencing a drouth, as in the central part of the state,- such crops as vetch, Austrian Winter peas and burr clover were, getting dry arid thc rain will insure a good stand, he pointed out. Tile rain, if continued, will lower the grade of cotton still in the fields or in exposed bales butmlght improve the staple length of any very late cotton, it wns said. Yesterday's rain was the first good rain since the lasl week in September and interrupted about five weeks of picking which is excellent for October, Tecords show. U. S. Combat Casualties More Than Halt Million '" WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. (UP)— Combat casualties among American soldiers, sailors, coaslguardsiuen and marines have passed the half-million mark. Secretary of War Stlmson reports Army casualties through October 28 totaling 437,356, while' Navy casualty reports through November 8 listed 71,839 dead, wounded, missing and prisoners of war, for a total casualty list of 509,195. This was an Increase of 21,503 over the tolal casualty figure a week ago. Stimson reported that the Army casualties included 84,311 killed, 243,054 wounded, of whom 112,814, have returned to duty, 65,011 missing and 54,480 prisoners of war The Navy total included 28,599 dead, 29,442 wounded, 9,311 missing nVid 4,487 prisoners of war in Ihe Navy, Marines and Coftslguard. await the count of soldier votes. Tlic Republicans have picked ui> pne The Democratic party appears Ip have broken the Republican, mnj, state governorships. lii •(lie ial races, the Democrats ^h representatives oTZhegovTrn" ^ £ X^'^ * !,££ Federal Compress used a' number or prisoners lasl Summer, obtained from the Blytheville camp for three weeks before insurance companies compelled them to stop otage d " e to *" lgcr of sa ". This obstacle has been worked out Between the government and insurance companies so as to allow their use in places where cotton is insured, it was pointed out. '£[ s ° 11 '"bor was of much help Federal Compress, according to manager, w. P. McDaniel, who has m^ >°H 5 ° ° r fi ° I JrisaiI "s lo. be used at this lime. The compress pai ( | the prevail- g wage to the government with Ihc prisoners receiving eo cents daily for eight hours work. Blytheville compress has not determined h° w n ,any prisoners will be used Ihere. ,," ';} ful >dcrstood that one guard is used for-each 20 prisoners whose Belongings are left outside thc com- Kboiage 5 '° aV °' d RIV Chancc Where the prisoners will come Tom for work at thc compresses time was not known today. , at thc lease to farmers nn d it Is .—-v * ilt: ,„,! U y lm( j a noiaovci t strength of 10 lo the OOP's seven, they are almost certain of 24 governors during the next two years. Blytheville Man Wins Air,Medal Lieutenant Barksdale Awarded Citation For Attack On Jap Ship NEW ORLEANS, Nov. o.-IJenl <Jg> Butler c. Barksdale, NSNR Box 448, Biylhevllle, Ark., carrier- based dive bomber pilot, has been awarded the Air Medal by, Vice Admiral Marc A. Mltscher, USN, commander, Fast Carrier Task Force, U. S Pacific Fleet, for "distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement-while participating in an jier- al flight" on August 4th, 1944, near the Bonln Islands. Barksdale attacked a beached enemy cargo vessel and scored a direct lilt in the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire Try This On Your Pipe Fighting Is Heavy Along Road Above Port Of Ormoc Hy United Press The Americans and Japanese urn nelnj « large-scale artillery iluel on [.eytc Island In the Philippines Both sides have brought Ihc-ir tils Buns Into play. The long-rnugi! artillery battles are on the largest scale of the Leylc campaign. The fighting Is especially heavy on thc norlh-sonlh road tiboul ih miles above Ounce. There, American doughboys Imve scored sinnll advances against desperate Jiipnn- ese.reslslancc. The heavy rahis havo held up opei-iillons n bit, washing out roads and bridges leading the front. Front dispatches say the storm has • reached flood proportions | u some places. The hurricane Is beating out Its power in the hills. And In those hills cast of Ormoc, the Yanks are engaged In wiping out Isolated enemy pillboxes. Filipino guerrillas are Joining in the mopping-up, constantly harrassingHho enemy forces and keeping them .from moving about freely. In spite of thc bad weather Anierlcnn plinies have struck another telling blow nl the Gin-Inking Japanese ah- and sea power In the Philippines. Forty-three more enemy planes have been destroyed in rdr iillncks, and n 1000 ton freighter ms been sunk. Direct hits were scored on an enemy destroyer. Three of our fighters were lost. These latest atlacks Increased Jnpiinesc losses In the Philippines luring the last five days lo at least and 32 ships. (0/Hctal Nauy pliolo /row NEA) Aged to :0f Monila.Dies; Services Monday i - " <i n«»^ ucun kcopiiiL 'arge amounts of unglnned cotton ' in storage because of inability to I . geUt ginned, are expected lo "catch ' nrc ^Ihls week with no cotton being Because of the unusually fnvor- »•> Per cent o fthc cotton is picked, f , -,„„ . vlJi , •-•Jt-i.vjij i^ pil;hl!U since the season opened, more lhaii to per cent of the cotton is pciked. except m the south part of the county where not more than 55 Per cent has been gathered, it Is estimated. Throughout the county, gins have oaled cotton stored on thc ground because of inability of compresses to receive all of It, and the rain wi l damage Ihc colton to .some extent. If it continues over a lone er period. Arkansas Cotton Crop Estimate Is Revised LITTLE HOCK, Nov. 9. (UP>- rnc Arkansas Crop Rotating Board nas forecast a cotton crop of 1,430 000 bales in Arkansas this year. That;s 80,000 bales more than the board predicted a month ago. Members of the board say a record high yield of 3D3 pounds per acre now seems assured. Previous high was 362 pounds in 1912. The ten year average cotton crop m Arkansas Is 1,122,000 bales. Weather t *M,, , tonight and Friday. Cooler in east and south portion tonight. Yesterday's rain lolalcd 1.07 Inch- ^.Jiccordlng to the olfidal weather °" " ' temperature skillful airmanship and cx- iary courage in the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft was highly ocmmendable and n. keepHg with thc highest tradl- Servlcc" """^ ^^ Navnl Chicago Wheat open high ion- close pv.d. Dec. . 104 1G414 164 IG4-A 1C4", May . 159K 159% 159 15914 , M : S ever.'.the Japanese made sharp pu,.,- •css toward thc last mnjor Amcrl-' can ,(iti- base In southeastern China —the station nt Uiichow. A power- r nl Ihrusl has canted them to wlth- n 15 miles of Llngchow. At ICwcI- in, bitter righting fi uil Is raging The Chinese garrison In the city s completely, surrounded—but they •e/ beating pffi attack 'after attack rom all sides. '> At his news conference In Wnsh- ngtorj thlr, •morning, Secretary of War, Stlmson pnjn!s-;<i Hint < thc closest conpe.-ntlrm'' will be kept jetwecn thc China and India-Bur-, in theaters, in spite of General Slilwcll's recall. The war sccrc- nry cuiphnstal that Ihe long trail f forceful action still lies ahead f us In Ihc war against Japan. And there's one more InicresUng item from the Pacific theater—this one from the Japs themselves. Radio Tokyo describes the .Upntie-i" people as "surprised ami offended" by Marshal Stalin's description of Japan as an aggressor nation. MANILA, Ark,, Nov. p.—Funeral KciTlces were conducted nt a o'clock Monday nflornonn for Mrs. Mollle 151l/,abcth Parker, 83" years old, who died Thursday afternoon after an Illness of more than four years. She had been confined to her bed pnic- llcnlly all the, time silica being taken Mrs. Parker, horn March 13, 18(11 In Tennessee, hud been a member of the Uiipllsl Church for the piist CO years. She moved to Minilln with her husbnnd and family in 1004. Mr. Parker died here In 19'JO. Services for Mrs, Parker wero conducted lit Iho Baptist church with the Hov, W. H. Horn, Baptist minister, and nov. F, M. Sivcct, 1 Methodist minister, offlclallng. Howard Thompson Funeral lluim; wns . in charge of arrangements with burini In -thc Manila cemetery;, • '-- • •'•> Mrs. Parker Is survived Ijj- (.«'« sons, John Parker and Andrew Parker, Jr.,-of Manila nncl two daughters, Mrs. liclle Vermllllon and Mrs. Emma Knylanil, linlh of Im Beles. She.nlso Is survived by 20 grandchildren and 28 urcHl-grnnd- chlldi-cn, Mrs. Ada Koontz Dies At Harrisonburg, Va. Mrs. Ada Koontz of TiarrisonlnirL' Va., sister of Mrs, W. C. Gales' died Tuesday nlghl at her home Ihere. She was 18. Dcnlh followed a lenglhy Illness n which Mrs. KoonU had been nn Invalid for a year. She was well known in Blytheville where she visited „ number of times. Funeral services will be hcl,| tomorrow nt Harrisonburg. N. oTCon^T Mar. . May . .Hlly . Oct. . Dec. . 2I8(i 2IDI 2173 2103 2174 2192 2l!)5 2175 2!03 2177 218fJ 2189 2101 2102 2111 2172 2)00 2100 2174 211C 218-1 218(i 2107 20!)S 21G8 Father Clears Son Suspecte'd In Death Of Younger Brother NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (O.P.)-A father's unwavering belief Dial his eight-year-old son had not killed Has four-year-old brother was re warded today by u, c confession of a husky youth to tl le strange crime. The body of William Orach, four was found tied and gagged on Oct. 28, in a dumbwaiter shaft in thc apartment twuse where John Drach is superintendent. i Police, convinced Ihat the child •lad been killed accidentally while playing at war games, questioned his companions closely. Finally they believed that William's brother, Robert, was responsible, although tho 8-year-old boy stoutly denied any part In the death. John Darch believed his son. He continued his own investigation iiuletly and ' discovered that 16- year-old Frank Pape, who lived In the neighborhood,- had refused to eight-year-old could tie them. And he knew that Robert never had possessed a blue banclnnnn like thc •ine used to gag Ihc victim. Finally, hc tl . said, he believed Robert's vcstrrdnv n'i><"ro '*"",''£ " . """" """• «iu rape yuuui, " straightforward slittetncnt Ihat he Hbieraay v,as 09 dcgices.. l.lmsky vocational high school alu-'hiew nothing of William's death. , join In the search for William on the day he disappeared. Police look the Pape youth, Micola Youths Suffer Injuries Occupants Of Auto Which Overturned On Highway 61 Two Micola, Mo., youths nnrrow- ly escaped denlh late yesterday nf- tcrnoon when their cnr overturned on Highway III. Max Hlnchey, 17, driver of his car, was severely ciil about thc face and Joe Pierce, 17, suffered lacerations about the left eye. Removed lo Walls Hospital,, their condition today was not believed serious. 'Hie accident occurred nt 5 o'clock- nl Die Mlcoln turn-off when ((»•' youths were returning home from Stcelc, Mo. It was believed young Hinchcy turned thc wheels too quickly as the car struck a bridge abutment and overturned. Thc cnr was heavily damaged. J. L. German an ( | son, John W. German of stcolc, were among the first to reach the scene. They removed Ihc youths lo DID hospital here. The Hlnchey youlli Is son of Mr. find Mrs. Oscar fllnchcy and Mr ami Mrs. J. R. Pierce, all of Micola, arc parents of the plher youth. North Little Rock Girls To Represent Blytheyille Royally to represent hot!-, the North Litlle Rock Wildcats and the Utytlicvlllc Chlcka.wit-s for the Homecoming football game tomorrow night al North Little.Rock have Three Leaders May Meet Soon 'High Time,' Churchill Doclores; Roosevelt May Go To Britain 1800 Warplanes > ' » " • » < j Support Palton ^ In Netz Attack «y llnllcil 1'rcss From Washington and cuiuii strong lomlon i hlU co ago ,; l President lioosovelt soon may go lo Drills], Prime Minister Churchill lolcl a Lord Mayor's luncheon at, London today Unit he, President KoosevcH and Murshnl stalln mlijhl rS ng n'" soon - H » "'I''"' that Mr. Roosevelt s ru-clccllon | m d Improved. the prospects of such 11 M nfer- e»cu mid .salt! It Is, "high time" the three lenders conferred: again. Diplomatic . quarters, nl -London believe ..President noosevplt will make his first EnV. Iniid within the" next six weeks in< , nt'.thc same, time accept Cien- Cinl Do Gaulle's lllvllnllpn to Pin-Is' However, Ju 5 t 'where the -big threo leaders will hold their first conference • since- Tehran a ' yen r s a nmller of conjecture. tmphaslxtng that he was .sp "g individual, Mr. .ohurch- n said Mr. Roosevelt's election gave Wm Very, great, Joy."- And he praised American pollllcans of both major .parties) for holding Allied )n- tcresls above what he termed "the duul-of partisanship." Tl)o prime minister spoke only, briefly of the war in Europe. Bill he observed that' with Antwerp at (heir disposal Allied armies on the northern flank presently will drive into pcriijrmy. 'H C dismissed (he outlook for the war's end with the hope for Allied victory in 10J5. Amendment 35 Retains Lead In Late Count LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 0 Arknsas' Amendment Number 35, - , .......u^i ui iti^uy, now he had seen a movie fcnlur- ing rommando tacllc.s, and how afterward he wanted to play com- inatido and "tie somebody up. 1 ' Finally, he persuaded Billy Drach to play commando In the apartment house basement. After Pape lied and gagged Billy and saw his face redden and his eyes bulged, he "realized the kid was In trouble' 1 and threw a burlap bag over him and left him In the dumbwaiter without untieing him. Papc's father, Fred, Is employed at the New York navy yard. . When John Drach first examined the body of his younger son, he noticed thc Intricate knots In the ropes that bound the boy. He dldivt believe, he said, thai cd al Little Rock. The locnl team will have for its queen (here. Miss Gloria Collier, and maids will be Miss Pat Martin, Miss France Flake, Miss Cogene Dlfice and Miss Elolsc Trout. JIlss Collier will be crowned by Capt. Joe Ralchrt before Ihc North Little Rock captain crowns tho Wildcat queen in a double ceremony planned prior tq the gnme. Thc Chicks arc to be thc center of much attention as they will participate In the annual Homecoming parade nt 3:30 o'clock in which prizes will he awarded for thc best floats. Parents of all members of Iho Wildcat team and all lelter men of North Llltle Rock will be guests of honor nt tho gnme. Tills will be Ihe second Homecoming acllvitlcs for the Blytheville team which crowned Us own queen here last week when Miss Mary Ann Smith Iwaune football queen In a Jonosboro ctvcmmv j-.rlor lo tho ' ........,.,,.., .,,,,ii'ii<jui.-[ii ftumucr jo, which outlaws the closed shop and maintenance of union work con- trncls, still holds n big lead on the bnsls of latest returns. nejrart.s from 1,529 precincts out of th c slate's 2,007 show 8G.813 voles favoring Ihe measure and 78,524 op- 'Ilerc's how Ihe olhcr Inlltated proposal nrc making out- Initialed Act Number 2—to repeal (tog and horse racing—I 520 precincts glv e C3.7C8 for and 78,- Inillalcd Ocl Number Kolllngsu'orlh Hospital ,,.,„ precincts R ivc 30,515 votes'Tn favor and 112,008 votes opposed. Amendment Number 3-t-lhc library tax measure—1,507 precincts give 77,234 for and 79,700 against • Amendment Number 30—crcaltng n neiv gnme ntid fish commission- 1,424 prcclncls give 08,414 for and C0.330 against. Amendment Number 38 — which would give Ihc governor and lieutenant governor a four year term — 1,457 prcclncls give 76,854 for and Fortress City ' Being Encircled By " Thlfa Army Columns SUPfoiMB ALLIED HEADQUARTERS Nov. 9 <UP.)_Germn«y myi. Ihe Allies have landed Iho (inning l,law in n ginnd-scale drive holh from the cast and the west. Nn?l biondcdits describe UiV Anieilcun Third Army drive ns only Ihe itart of a "large-scale offensive" from the-west • A gieal fleet of Ameilc.m war,- limiiM Joined in General Patl.m's di Ive today. More than" 1300 FlylnE" loitrcucs and Liberators hammered tniaels In the. MeU area of rumce in direct support o{'Gcn- cinl Pulton's Infantry and tanks Ovei 600 Mustang fighters toiled Iho >ienvy bomberk •ttack oh,Hi greatest barrier iti irnth of the advancing united Slates forces n\ The Eighth Air Force went tnVo icllon after Bilthli bombers had •duck largcts ln> the Ruhr. As the grrat American air, fleet "" Pfttlon fell the 1 cs- , j rf clemenu of llltO h|& aRSklllk; An t)ig : north df i r aionnd that k longhold, And .the third Joined' throe- more that went over (I o top south of Melz yesterday. ™Bridgehead) Won •• 'Hint oouthcrn force already 'im'i wept up Ohcmmol. 10 miles be- OK the ruicicnt fortrej.; And K London bioadcBit says Pattoh hai obtained two. n)ore ,-brWgchoads iicioss the M.isell^ river, A STOIC more towns and vlllngcs a'icady have been captured in the' new offensive on an 87-mlle trout' (.tictchliiB f roln ( hc Hhin e .Ma mc Canal southcnst of Nancy > to n point north,of Metz The Ocrmiujs hfilf-a-mtlllon m^n ajid. fflie tlious- iind tanks foi the attac!c:'Anti the Nrti'ls odd. > Otiili' 0 bnU ' C m " y "* exte "? C(l to iho next 'few hours." 'irsij Army Fix Snow But so far there is no evidence that it has been extended to the rent of the front Southeast of Aachen General Hodges 1 -'American , - -at Army still L? Inching' ahead the dense Hurtgen Forest both ' north and s?u ft, of embattled Vossenack Snow has blanketed Ihe Fhst Army from, but 11 Is above Ireezliig and expected to melt Nor I, tlicre any evidence of n new drive In southwest Holland Thcic, Allied armor nnri Infantry have crushed the last enemy pocket south of the Meusc river mid Holland Deep with the cap'- lure of MOerdlJk But'Gcrman rear guards had. long since blown up Ihc U-span rail and road bridge nciosf the De6p" at ttiakpoint Nor la tlicre any-evidence of n ;w 'offensive- In Italy. There, Polish troop? have captured the town of Donadola, 10 miles southwest of Forll. Brlllsh Ir.Tops, driving against the Forll airfield Jrom Iwo sides, -•fighting arc engaged in heavy ' 3 — (ho against. N/.Y. Stocks y. '\T&T i G3 7 L ; Amcr. Tobucco 68 1-2 Anaconda Copper 27 Belli Steel 63 3-8 Chrysler 91 l-B Gen Electric 40 Gen Motor;! 6 3 1-2 Montgomery Ward 53 1-2 N Y Central 19 1-8 lilt Harvester 73 North Am Aviation i. U 1-2 Republic Steel ............ 183,4 Rn< tio '.:... 10 1-2 Socony Vacuum '.,. 13 i_j Studebakcr .- 17 5.3 Standard ot N J " 55 1-2 Texas Corp 45 fnckard '..'.'.'.'.'. • 5 3-8 U S Steel ,. 57 3.4 Chicago Rye . open .hIgh.-...-lo* close prH May imi ni'i nO',1, 1085. 108 Seek Bids For Work On Levee Near Barfield Col Garner W. Miller, district engineer, Memphis Engineer District, has announced offers are being invited for the construction of a new spur levee. and restoration of n levee traverse approximately , two miles south of Bnrfield Bnrfic'd Is about 7 and one-half miles east of Dlythe- vllle The work will consist of -approximately 100,000 cubic yards of earthwork and a pipe culvert Installation through the levee. Offers are also being invited for the construction of a new spiir leVee in the vicinity' of Biggs .Landing, Ark.- Biggs Landing is located about four and one-half miles south of Hulbcrt The work at Biggs Landing \vill consist of approximately 58000 cubic yards of earthwork. Offers for the above work will be received at the U S Engineer office, P O Bo\ 97, Memphis 1, until 1100 am Monday. The work at Barfield Is expected to be completed within approximately 40 calendar days, and the work at Biggs Landing, in approxima'tely 30 calendar days Livestock ST L00IS-(WPA)- Livestock. Hogs 14500 Salable 11,000, top H.35- 180-270 Ibs 14 25-14 SO, 140-170 Vbs \ 1325-14; so^ys 1365 ' '] Cattle 5,500, salable 4500, caUes 2,500 all salable; mixed j cartings rt lelfers 1050-13; cows 7-10,75, can- icrs and cutters' 5-6.50 slaughter tecrt 925-1750, lli'i, 8-16% stocker 100 1 , 775 Wi and

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