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LE COURIER NEWS ' DOMINANT NEWSPAPEU OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI-NO. 201 Blytheville Dally Newt BlythevUle Herald Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader HIATIlliVILLE, ARKANSAS, FKlDAY, NOVKMHUU 10, 19-M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS & <\ * ' V>'"' 11 NEW STRATOSPHERE BOMBS LASH ENGLAND Pallpn Sends Tanks Against Soft Spot In Lines Near Melz SUPREME ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Paris, Nov. 10 (U.P.)—General Putton has sent his tanks against a newly- discovered 20-mile-widc soft spot in the German line below Melz. The tanks, held out of action for the first 72 hours of the new offensive, have gone into action all along the weakly defended sector between Chateau Salins and Lou- vijrriy, and they're gaining. Already the two anchor towns, Chateau Salins and.Lou- vigny, have fallen to the American. Field dispatches make it clear the tanks are making slow but steady progress through the gap. They're now wheeling northwestward toward the rear of the Metz fortifications. Deep mud resulting from heavy» — rains and snowstorms is hamper-' ing the American'tank spearheads. But the Germans appear to lie pud- Ing back their southern [lank without offering too heavy resistance, North of Melz. the Americans have expanded their bridgehead across the Moselle river to within two-and-one-half miles of the Ger. mnn frontier. The Germans have . thrown two counter-attacks at the Americans in that area—their first since the drive started Wednesday morning. But both assaults were beaten off quickly. And the Americans have pushed on to bring the vital Metz- to-Saarbrucken rail line within range of our big guns. To the north, American'First Army troops also arc meetine stiff Resistance, large-scale skirmishes are continuing in the Hurtgen Forest southeast of Aacnen without any major change in the battle ilines. In Holland, British and Canadian troops are tidying up their front after.' wiping out • the last enemj resistance 'on Walcheren Islanc and on the mainland south of the Meuse or Maas river. ; Back in P^aris. reliable sources say 'General De Gaulle Will propose the post-war French frontier be established on the Rhine when he meets Churchill in the French capital. ' DC Gualle is expected to propose ' permanent annexation to France of all German territory west of the Rhine as' far north as the Butch frontier mid including the Sanr basin. Homecoming For Roosevelt Damp Expected Only 335 Electoral Votes President Declares WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UP) — President Roosevelt returned to the White House today with a new four-year lease, signed, sealed and delivered. But Washington's weatherman turned the President's fourth homecoming into a near replica of his original inauguration in 1933, when the entire capital was on the verge of drowning. i In spite of the downpour, a crowd of 500,000 turned out for the President's victory procession on Pennsylvania Avenue. Mr. Roosevelt, In a jovial mood, waved to the sodden crowds and said,,"I hope it won't be intimated that I expect to make Washington my residence for the rest of mj life." Later he confessed to his White House news conference that he had been a pretty poor gucsser 01 to outcome of the election. He fished out his private fore- east from a jumble of papers 01 the executive desk and admittcc to reporters he had predicted hi: electoral vote would be 335 with, 19G for Governor Dewey. Actually he got 432 electoral votes and '"S popular vote plurality now exceeds three million. Meanwhile, the defeated Republican presidential candidate is completing plans for a family vacation and a much-needed rest. Governor Dewey says he will leave Albany tomorrow for a "two-or-thrce week stat at Sea Island, Ga. The President confirmed to newsmen that a new three-power conference is in the offing. He said he would again talk over world problems with Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin "when it could be arranged." Meanwhile, the election of another Democratic congressman from Maryland has increased the Democrats' net gain in the hou'ce to 29. In Rye, N. Y., delegates.from 51 nations heard the President's message of welcome to the International Business Conference which opened today. / Mr. Roosevelt commended the 10- day conference as a forward step toward future relations, not only among businessmen of different countries but among the nations themselves. The global meeting 1 wns cnllcct to lay groundwork for reshaping national policies on world trade. Union Defeated 5y Arkmo Votes Employes Decide Against Affiliation With CIO Group A majority of Arkansas-Missouri, Power Company employes, included in the group allowed to vote whether or not certain workers would become members of the Congress of Industrial Organizations have voted not to affiliate with the group. The vote was 49 against joining a union and 34 in favor of affiliation with the CIO. Returns of the election was announced late yesterday following polling of votes by employes in .15. towns of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri in which there were employes included.-,'.-;.' . .Voting was done -over', a .two- day period so that a representative each from the CIO, National Labor ."claiicns Board of .the .federal government and the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company could be present at all polls. CIO was represented by Rufus Simpson of Blytheville, NLEB by Rush 'Hall of New Orleans, and the power company by Joe Hughes. This was the second time since June, 1943, that this same group of employes had voted not to affiliate vith a union. In the first election, the vote was aken whether to become a part of :he American Federation'of Labor, vhich resulted in a majority voting against joining a union. Drive To Divide China Succeeds, Japanese Claim Kweilin and Lichow Have Been Captured, According To Tokyo Ky United 1'rcss • The Japanese claim their drive to cut China in two has succeeded. Japan's Domel news agency says !he Japanese have captured Kweilin and Lluchow, former sites at strategic American nlr bases. The enemy claims that the Chinese 31st Army at Kweilin has surrendered. Yesterday a Chinese communique iaid the Japs had used poison gus In an effort to break down defenses in the city. But the dispatch added Unit the Chinese defenders still were holding out against repeated enemy attacks. There has been no news from the Chinese since that att As for Liuchow, Tokyo says vanguards of the Japanese troops seizcc the airfield yesterday afternoon and that the city itself fell into Japanese hands at 8:40 this morning, Tokyo time, after furious hand-to-hand fighting. Keporl Unconfirmed There has been absolutely no confirmation of the Tokyo claims. Last reports from the Chinese said Japanese columns were 15 miles from Lluchow, but admitted that Kweilin .was under attack Irom all sides. On Lcyte Island, in the Philippines, 35,000 Japanese troops are battling fanatically against the Americans in tile narrow corridor north of Ormoc. Apparently, more enemy reinforcements are pouring in, despite heavy American air attacks which have left the harbor In flames. And General MacArlh> tays the 35,000 Japanese casualties run up during the first stages of the.campaign now have been completely replaced. U. S."'tanks and men have been bogged flown by swamping rains and rough ground. A heavy bnrragc of artillery fire is pounding the enemy forces mid the harbor itself every minute, and evidently the tropical storm lias let up chough for the Americans to take to the nir ngnln—where they arc far superior. The Americans still are on the offensive, but It's a linrd and furious battle. , Showdown Oil Lcyle General MacArthur indicates that the new Japanese commander Life Brightens for Saipan Children Haytl, Caruthcrsville, Portageville, Kennett, Piedmont, Ironton and Potosi, in Missouri. Efforts of the company to allow other certain employes doing so- called "similar" work to vote and 21 employes in these departments on leaves of absence while serving in the armed forces to vote by mail, were denied by the National Labor Relations Board following a recent hearing here. The elections in the 10 locations were held without any "disturbances" with employes leaving the various plant 1 ; to vote nnd return- Ing after voting. Employes were paid regular wages for time off from work to vote. This election climaxed a lengthy campaign waged by the Utility Workers Organization Committee CIO, after a branch of the A. P of L. had failed to organize a blanch iimong the employes in a campaign which started more than two years ago. In a statement issued during the negotiations, James Hill Jr., pres ident, annou.iced that the compa ny would continue to serve its em- ployes in evcrv possible way, whether or not affiliation was made with union, nnd that certain benefits extended the company to employe would not be discontinued. Arkansas-Missouri Power Compn ny, which serves 96 towns and communities with electric current, has headquarters in Blytheville. ™ u . . ,. -., I -" "^" uiijjniicai; UUIMllliUIUUI There is no union unit operating \ General Yamashita, has decided to " ! tn . y department of the company ..take the entire Plillippine battle which complies with government,- on the nhl , '' regulations concerning such phases - - B •> L ' of operations, it was pointed out. Affected employes, certain production and maintenance .men, who voted were' from Blytheville, Leach- villc, Monette, Walnut Ridge, Po- cahonlas, Mammoth Springs and Corning, in Arkansas, and Steele, Russians Again Move Ahead On Eastern Front Heavy Bombardment Opened On Russian And Baltic Fronts lly llnlleil I'rt.w The entire eastern front, from the Hnlllc tci the Danube, ha.H como to German V-2 Weapon Falls From Heights life Soviet military dispatches massed lied Army artillery say has opened 11 large-scale hombtudment on the East Prussian iintl UiiHIc fronts. Radio Purls says the Russians have mounted :m offensive south of Warsaw In a new attempt to outflank the Polish capllal. And In Hungary, Iho Soviets lire pressing n new drive on Budapest from the cust. fill supplemental reports, Uljsn dispatches sny the Russians already arc attacking the remaining Germans pinned against the Baltic coast In Latvia. Front dispatches from Hun- «nry Indicate the German and llim- isnrlnn nrmlcs have been reinforced In mi attempt to BKVO Budapest. Dul he Braraavllle radio says fighting' i In progress In the enpltnl on the bank of the Danube.' If true, his would mean Russian troops lave crossed the Danube mid en- creel Oucln, the western hull of Judapcst. LONDON, Nov. 10 (U.P.)-Gcim.n'i rpck^s Ifiat strike Irom UIG .slnilosphero With a speed estimated at one thousand miles per hour luive bebn hitting England for -seveial weeks. . Prime Minister Churchill told Commons today that the Nn/i V-2 weapon lias landed in widely scattered sections of Kiijrhuid. So fur, he said, disunities ana* damage have not been, heavy. , ( ', \ ', -Simultaneously, n German broadcast claims both V-i and V-2 robot bombs have been shot at Pans and Antwerp during the' last fow weeks. Bet 1m says' that the ultimate range of- the rockets 'still 'lias not been leached Tho comet-like bombs which soaf •i high as ep to 70 miles in the air" uUitrlp sound Therefore the Brit. 1m; e been unable to sound pub- ienernl MacArthur says the mericans have mnde substantiaj ains on a wide front south of nrigarn Bay. Rnclio Tokyo also had something o say on the diplomatic front to- iay. The Japanese have come to lie conclusion that Marshall Stalin's characterization of Japan an aggressor nation does not mean that Russia, will change her policy of neutrality toward them. The Japanese Domel news agency Iso reports thnt American prisoners of war in Japan soon may be able to receive telegrams. The dispatch says rlrrnngementx for 'he set-up will be completed in he near future. Incidentally, radio Tokyo .erprets President Roosevelt's election as meaning there will be no compromise peace. Says the broadcast: "Our only |jath is to recognize the beastly character of the American people Al top, a little Saipan boy's face beam* as he races around the i rlnr of his pl»ynialts to "tag" i one of them." The youngster * above,. In his; homemade go* s - cart, doesn't seem very happy ' about it. "Mother's Little Helper," lift, ta'Jtinjr home thn family water bottle, -'fruilfres »lons with her little brother, u!. most as big as she, strapped to her back. New worlds are opening to the children of Saipan as n result of the U. S. occupation of this former Jap-held islnnd. Thin, undernourished bodies slowly regain strength' through proper diet in the civilian c"amp erected under U. S. Army supervision, where Hie birth rate is from 10 to 15 babies:a day. Photos above show some of the aspects of the happier life liberation from:Japs has brought. Death of Wealthy Grandmother Accidental, Chemist Declares DURHAM, N. C. Nov. 10 (UP) — | Mrs. Jewclt's body back In the car Edward Jewett Mnrtin, 24-year-old Charlotte chemist, charged with the niirdcr of his wealthy grnnd.no- hcr Mrs. Edwnrd M, Jewett of Boonville, Mo., in a statement made niblic by his attorneys today said hat the death of his grandmother TOIMV8 WAR ANALYSIS Third Blitz Of England Ineffective By JAMES HARPER ' United PreM Staff Writer ''Britain's, third hilt/, Is on, . First, It wns ordinary bombb l ho Soviet press has published an Tium, robot bombs.' And now ppcnl by Colonel General Vercsh, stratosphere 'tombs.- But 'us time chief of the Hungarian gencrnl start, (foes on, Britain's blitzes' become isklng Ihu Hungnrlim army,.not to ]e«i Suvere. In M*y of 1041 alone icfcnd Tludnpcsl but to camo over Clormnn planes killed 5B2D people o he Russians with all their arms Robot bombs from mid-Juno to the md Miutpmcnt, lend of August ,killed'6470, or 41 in the article, Veresh explains he | css people In over twice the lime iurremlcrcd lo the Russians after. And , today. Prime 'MtnLste. escnplns froni the Qcstapo. He Churchill says slralo-bombs "'so - igcs uio NnzlK with drugging r^ j )nvo n ^ caused severe cas- deloiwMoi' abrinniv'i i™ *' ™'* "" U1 ° S °'' '"""^e. -..-" ' if Ti.i.tr-.:*,-.!.* >.. .,..(-..'.. .1-.> ',. . •.'.. . ine Licrnnins lounu , f T , , i , . , " : ••" -•-••"< "•"• mi- uujiiiLkii?) iituiLu thill Llitlr ruined H will bo ;>r6l)ol | )omb '.Ima iWe. major vjbftk- ' '' ''"•iSs. It 'was vulnerable both to niitUiih'ciall fir<> 'niirl • fiulili n I'd, In Yugoslavia, .. i , ;.•. ' Mnrshnl Tito's red'm'. town i. tho jlibi, nre reported holding out for slmul-' , , i tm.cn.is settlement of the country'a i> - pec ' ls ra ^ 1 " i!l ., u) post-war western frontier and other - "". ' lou , r ' Tl10 n ! Bl "r So, the- Germans perfected |.l.i •dly'b °'l '.planes -or guns, The bomb <ll\c cnrtliwurd from. CO miles up a ID 1000 mile:, nn'niitl-nlr- ic warnin g as they approach, JkeU Brh through trfltosphoro at an altitude three lines that over attained ^y mah I hat was newly 14 miles flown in i free balloon by two Army cap- nins in the Black Hills of South' DakoUi on NOT U,«1935 Olnlrclilll brushed aside enemy rp lofts that London U In ruins wheh ic snid ! < *""• | These highly-colored reports are good rellectlon of liolnts of dissension. And Ills en .'I • ' crnft.glm can sh.iot is four'miles, and the record altitude for a plalio the Kr of an renew our crush America." determination to 31 Defendants Are Sentenced For Polygamy SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 10 (UP) —Thirty-one Fundamentalists were sentenced to one year in Jail today for conspiracy to practice polygamy today. Requests for a new trial and a reversal of the verdict were denied. Sentences for two women. Junnita and Mary Beth Barlow, were suspended temporarily pending a supreme court decision on whether the state district court has jurisdiction over persons under 18. Only one of the 11 women sentenced is childless, All 31 defendants sentenced hnvc n total of 310 children. Arkansas Briefs LITTLE ROCK.—Executive Vice President T. M. Martin of the Lion Oil Refining Company of El Dorado has predicted u general relaxing of what He terms "burdensome and annoying" centralized regulations after the war. Saying lliat Ihc United Stales is not ready for socialism, Martin said he is confidently looking forward lo a democratic trend in national affairs. The oil executive nude, his remarks at a meeting of the Arkansas Independent Oil Marketers Association at Little Rock Thursday. was accidental. Earlier,- Thomas Woolscy, the prosecutor of Cooper County, Mo., "noted Martin ns telling Durham authorities that he ran over the woman after she had fallen from their automobile. It happened, he was quoted as aying, during n trip to Boonville So inspect real estate belonging to the elderly woman. In Martin's statement today, he claims that his grandmother fell igalnst the car door and thnt "she must have struck the handle" causing the door to fly open, throwing her into the roadway. He goes on to say, "1 did not intend to hurt her." Martin says that he stopped the car ns quickly as possible and backed up to where his grandmother but that after she gasped two or three limes she stopped breathing. He concludes his statement "after convincing myself beyond all doubt thnt my grandmother had passed away, I put hcr'boily in the back of the car in the trunk. "I drove back to Charlotte and then on to Durham where I wns arrested. No one helped me In any oil concoislon to the Soviet govern- ^%'T 0 r± V C " PU "" "^ "" mcnt in northern Iran. ' go- tomorrow. • . Deep rcnctrulion higher Turnback Called Unlikely was lying. Martin continues Mrs. Edwnrd M. Jewell frequently visited In Blytheville a number of years ago nnd was lust hero In 1912 following the double slaying of her sister, Mrs. Mason Price Carpenter, and her mother, Mrs. Frank Davis. The wealthy woman made nr- rungcmcnls for special prosecution of the defendant when Mason Price Carpenter stood trial for the slay- Ings of his wife and mother-in-law. On a change of venue to Paragould the first trial ended In a hung Jury and In the second trial he was acquitted. Mrs. Jewett also had the body of her mother removed to Boonville for burial. Her sister was burled nt that he put Maple Grove Cemetery here. WYNNE.—The Unllcil Slates Engineers Office of Memphis will review proposed improvements in flood control work on the L'An- guillc river at a meeting of interested persons at Wynne Nov. 22. Cross County Judge Joe Wood is preparing data on local aspects of the problem. N'OKTH UTTLE ROCK—Three residents of Judsonia arc in Little Kock hospitals suffering from Injuries received in a truck accident near North Little Rock last night. Injured were Vernon Bruin. lett, Mrs. Lllalh Pratl, and her son, John Trail. Mrs. Pratt and her son suffered scalp lacerations .iml Rrun.lett suffered :i broken leg. County Finances Reported Good By Comptroller Mississippi County during the fiscal year 1043 was in "excellent condition" financially, according to innounccment made by J. Bryan Sims, comptroller of Arkansas. An audit of the county showed he county general, road and highway turnback accounts as of l)cc. 31, '1943, were all in good condition, according to the report, The county general account end ed the year with an unencumbered balance of S53.600, and balance in the highway turnback fund was $6624, the report showed. Total savings in all three accounts, the audit, showed, amounted to $48,439.84. AH county officials' reports were reported In*splendid condition with the audit pointing out that during tlie year the ofllce of County Treasurer Jack Robinson received nnd disbursed more than $2,000,000 without an error. Schools Wi// Reopen At Manila On Nov. 20 NfANILA, Ark., Nov. 11 — Public schools in Manila will reopen Monday, Nov. 20, after having been closed for the Fall harvest scasor t lias been announced by W. W Fowler, superintendent. . All regular members of the school faculty will be on hand for the opening of the Winter session. Chicago Wheat open high low close.pr.cl Dec. . 104'i 165' lG4',s 1B4TJ 1C4'(, May . 159V1 100',& 153',i 100 15914 Weather Loney Talks To Group Of City Officials At Little Rock Meeting LIITLE ROCK, Nov. 10—Hopes of Arkansas city officials that their :ltles would receive Increased lurn- Ijnck revenue from the state In 1945 have been dampened by-governor-elect Ben Lnncy of Cainden. Lancy, speaking nt a Arkansas Municipal League banquet nt Llltlo Rock lost night, expressed doubt that Increased turnback revenue can be provided for municipalities by, rcallociilioii of slate funds by the 1945 session of the Arkansas Legislature. He told the group that lie has concluded thnl Increased aid to many groups Is not possible without nil Increase in taxes. And this Is his brief explanation of why the cities probably w»n' receive Increased turnback revenue "You can't have money miles. you make somebody pny for It." Lnncy says the best thing the various cities in Arkansas can If they need additional funds, Is lo clean up their countless smnl city taxes and dispose of city debts Tile annual meeting of the Arkansas Municlp.il league, compcv cd of Arkansas city officials, will come to an end with election of of. fleers late this afternoon. Mayor :cd B. Travalhan of Batesvlllc will preside. man government would wish their ,>cople to believe <i The Prlrnfe Minister suggested that ;ho Nazis are using the stratd-bomb In n last-minute effort to undermine British morale lust as Allied armies are preparing to crush Germany's frontiers v ! ^ United Press Correspondent Rob- i crt Musel who,ls living in London dining the attacks of the V-.2 wetT- pon lays If a person were In range of the rocket he would never know what hit him , t They dive out of the skies so fast that you dont havfilme to be icnicd However the^ speed robs the rocket's of rnost.ot their psychologl* cal effect j- Jerrcr \ , ,- *, Musel reports that the rockets curry only* about a ton of explosives—the Bnme loads as a Jet-prq- pollod bomb—desplia "an over-all length of some 30 <o'5fl feet v Thatn only one-sWth the weight of the so-called ^earthquake bomb the Royal Air Force has been uli- mdlng on Germany Musel seems to think that tlio ockets have not rneasured up to the mullcr,, jcl-propelled robot bomb \nd he says the stratosphere mis' lies arc, causing less terror than he fire bomb Nazi aviators poured in London during the 1940 blitz Although the new"" rocket bomb :nrrics the same chargeTas!the V-l. t has less blast effect because It lenetrateS deeper before exploding Up until now there have been fen cases of death^and maiming fro scattered glass than with the V^J In fact not all the rockets launch- Deep .But hi pvcrcomliig. that obstacle, lie Qermnns weakened the effcc- Ivcness of thefr weapon. Diving ram -.such A grcnt height, the trnlo-boml) digs deep Into the ground. Tims, much of Its )16sive force Is' nbsbrbcd by the earth. Furthermore, the slrnto ;omb, travelling faster thnn the ipccd of sound,'ennnot be heard, Hcncii It-Is much less effective as a terror weapon. And, since It juries itself so tlwroughly, fewer persons arc killed by flying splln- crs. The new bomb carries the same nmount of explosive ns the robot But, comparatively speaking, this Ir, not so much. For instance, it is only one-sixth the amount of explosives In one of Britain's new "earthquake" bombs. England has so perfected Its dc fenses that the Germans mus fire three robot bombs to kill one person, And, since the effectivencs, of the strato-bomb is even less many more of them may have tc be launched lo take n single life And since the bombs also nre dlf ficult and expensive to make, th Germans may eventually give them' up as a bad job. A British scientist, Professor A. M. Low, says tlio LJ n _ f*^UU or Dl.-^,V-2 probably burns liquid oxygen ' lu -> Wlllt:^ rlUlIb and alcohol and that its fuel consumption is "very great." A month ed have rpached Fngland Some felt n the sea Others exploded in mid- nlr Mnny of those that hit Erig"and fell in open country t ( ,, Musel Bays experta are guessing ;hat the rockets may have come Trom as far as,200 miles, probably from Holland. r And Ohurchlll's speech seems to back up these experts in part when lit told Commons that some of tlv» launching platforms hove been over run by the Allies, on Walcheren Island in southwest Holland •" A picture iri the .Lindon Dall> Express shows the • back end of one missile. .And 'Musel-says there are many Jets through which power geri : crated bj burning liquid oxygen arid high octane alcohol,pass All observers agree: that, it's not | only an" ugly looking Weapon but one that could become very deadlj Ad kins Refuses HOT SPRINGS, Nov. 10 (UP)— ARKANSAS—Fidr lliis afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Not quite so cool in wcj tlons tonight. Minimum temperature here last night was 38 degrees nnd maximum temperature yesterday, C9 degrees, according to the official weather observer. New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. .. 2180 2KB 218B 2190 2185 May .. 2193 2195 2191 2102 2188 July .. 2172 211C 2160 2173 2 Oct. ,. 2097 2100 20i)7 209!) 2 Dec. .. 2177 2182 2177 2177 2 Amendment 35 Passes By Sizeable Margin LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 10 (U.P.) — Amendment Number 35, the so- called "Freedom to Work'' measure outlawing the closed shop and inninlcnancc of union work contracts in Arkansas, has been definitely approved by Arkansas voters. Latest United Press .tabulations from 1,605 of the state's 2,067 precincts gives 91,153 votes favoring the measure Mid 82,450 opposed. Votes continue .to pile up for President Roosevelt. Reports from 1,562 precincts give Rooscvcll 127,541 voles nnd Governor Dewey 50,- G95 voles. •; • ngo, a Stockholm dispatch said the German high command was dts- jppointcd with V-2. Have I.ons Range llut the Allies are not likely'to be able to halt the strato-blltz any time soon by destroying launching ramps. Most experts agree that the' bombs have a range of 400 or more miles. Thai means they could be fired on London from the dead tenter of Germany nnd still reach their target. Flying bombs are, of course, nothing new. The United States experimenting with them at Ihc end of the last war. And right now between one-nnd-two thousand V-l bombs nre being turned out in this country for experimental purposes. But as one Americari officer "We have no interest in a wen- pon that destroys at random." Furthermore, the Allies probably won't have much use for flybombs ilnce theirs Is a wnr of movement, not of position. But, in one fe- Epect, the flying bomb Is a weapon ta 'which the . world must give its (i.tlcntton. certainly, it is the weapon of llic future. With highly do- Governor Homer Ad kins has reveal. :d that he r wl'l enter private business when his r *econci term expires this January. But declined lo Indicate JustTihnt type of business he would enter. ' in an Interview with Hot Springs newspaper reporters Thursdaj, Governor Adkins said he had befn offered a ">od position In .Washington but had declined to accept It And thts.'is his reason for declining: "I do not want to live- in Washington. I want to. live! In Arkansas. I am going in business for myself and I will continue to live In Arkansas." The governor ,»as formerly associated with an insurance agencj in Little, Rock.' veloped flying bombs, whole cities could be'blown up without a moments warning But for the present, PrOfci'or Low sums up the situation he says , , 'Thf best nnawcr b these rockets sow, is being given i U> the Germans by our armies . ."' Ih^y cannot hive the faintest effect upon the progress of tile war. 1 I

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