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VOL. XLI—NO. 202 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ... ' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF HOKMlfr ARKANSAS AND ROT,,,±r™T * " '•"-* f '? O llrtJrlr, 6 ^l Ne ™ Blythevllle Herald Blytheville courtor Mississippi Valley Leader AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI gLYl'HBVILLIB,ARKANSAS,_SA'rUHDAY. NOVKMUBR IW9JUPERFORTSJSTRIKE De Gaulle Group Will Have Word On Peace Terms Government Of France Gets Full Membership On Allied Commission WASHINGTON, Nov Jl (UP>The United States, Britain and the Soviet Union have invited General nc Gaulle's government in Prance to become a full member of the commission formulating surrender terms for Germany. The announcement was made shortly after British Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Minister Anthony Eden arrived In Paris to begin n series of important discussions with the French on plans for the future. Oives Statement Acting Secretary of State Stet- tinius made the announcement for the United States when he said: "Conscious of France's vital interest in the solution of the German problem and of the part which France will inevitably'play In maintaining the future peace of Europe the government of the United States is happy to join in extending to the provisional government of the French republic an Invitation to lull membership on tlie European Advisory Commission." "Representatives of the three governments are today communicating this decision to the provisional government of the French republic at Paris." Stettinius recalled that the European Advisory Commission, heretofore composed of American, British and Russian representatives, was set up at the Moscow conference a year ago "/or ensuring the closest cooperation between the three governments, now to include France In the examination of European questions arising as the war develops." ; Winanf Represents U. S. Tlie commission sits in London and the American representative has been Ambassador Wnaht. Hamilton Pish..Arro.stinns. .i.Uor ol the quarterly "Foreign Affairs;" is-helping Stettinius said , that among the matter^ receiving the close attention of the commission' is'"the question of the surrender terms to bc imposed on Germany, and the treatment to be accorded thnt country " Today's action was expected to be received happily in French quarters. Diplomatic recognition of De Gaulle last month was a move sought for many months by Frenchmen. But it remained in the eyes of Frenchmen an empty formality so long as they were not invited to participate in high Allied councils and, especially, in the planning of the future of Germany. Today's action in effect raises France to her former position as one of the great powers. Labor Measure May Face Test Union Men May Try High Court- Appeal 1 On Amendment 35 LITTLE ROCK, Nov. II. (UP)-~ Although it appears certain that the amendment to outlaw the closed shop and maintenance of union work contracts in Arkansas has been approved by Arkansas voters on basis of returns from Tuesday's election, organized labor leaders have refused to concede adoption of t)ic measure. C. W. Mowcry of Hot Springs president of the Arkansas Federation of Labor, says he is disturbed by the slowness of the count in many counties. And he says the Pedera- non is watching for Irregularities in those counties slow-to report returns, and says the labor organization will ask a recount of the vote if any evidence of irregularities is found. Latest United Press tabulations from 1,612 precincts out of the state's 2,007 total show 91,216 votes favoring the amendment and 82487 opposed. ' Mowery indicates that if the amendment is adopted, It probably will be tested In the Arkansas Supreme Court or, if necessary in the United States District Court, However, the Arkansas labor leader says ' he will make no definite statement as to court action until he confers with George Gooch, southern A. F of L. director, at New Orleans next week. Arkansas legal authorities have expressed the opinion that the amendment might conflict with the federal Wagner Act, and say It might be unconstitutional because It could abrogate union closed shop contracts now In force. One lawyer saw the prospect that (he Social Security Board, which carries out many provisions of the Wugner Act, might withdraw Its grants to state agencies' if Ihe amendment conflicts with regulations of the U. S. Employment Service. TL • j u, emon>fe s In U. S. and Europe Mark Third Wartime Observance Of Armistice bar By United Press t-d.% R $;tt att src^Vv^S'.rffli m ^^J^ [ °" ».«» «el.d of l»llV W - C U ' e Ul Ml 5382 Ballots Cast Tuesday In This County in Ollldul count-of the 54 boxes Mississippi County's election Tuesd'sfe ™ eillCC "'at. 5382 of the county's „ .., - county- eligible citizens voted in the general election in which choice was made for offices ranking from president of (he United Slates to justices of peace and constables of township and for certain Initiated acls and amendments. In the count for amendments, 3 l 4 1 -for e 2 VilSnS Allows: Amendment mcnt 35—for 1909; Amend- 3925, against 846; Amendment 3C - for 4190, 'against i6C9; Amendment 37—for 4177 I against 757; Amendment 38- for I2G81, against 2119. Act No. 2-for 1852, against 3003; Act No. 3-for 1562, against 3377 Constables and justices of peace were chosen as follows: chicka- sawba—constable, Arch Lindsay justices of peace, B. B. Akin, Byron Morse, Owens. P. E. Cooley, IWrs. c. Monroe—constable, o H Lamb- justices, Robert I. Green,' George names, W. P. Hale, c. G. Alexander, G. G. Waddell. Hiekmnn—constable, I. A. Harrison; justices, W. D. Hatficld W E Hagan. ' ' .Fletcher — constable, Walter A. Wood; justices, Richard Thomas, A. M. Rogers. Neal-constable, j. w.'.Mcflaney justices, Arch-Pierce, C. B. Gauf V Half -.Moon —..constable,; Claude <J. H. ilannon, Duncan; justices, Jake Richardson.. '. BowcVi-lcpnstab'fe, j. c. Bright- justices, G. W. Potter, M E CiwJc Canadian — constable, E. Hale'- justice, Andy Harshman, ' Arthur Vance. . ' . Clear Lake — constable, Charlie Lules; justices, \v. R. Crawford John McDowell. Dyess — constable, R. D. Frost; justices, E. c. Webb, Sidney Christ- Scott—constable, E. M. Norton; gins" 3 ' ' °" Smith> Aub ° n Hlg " Burdette—justices, -Hays Sullivan, S. E. Segraves. • Big Lake—constable, Newt Moore- justice, J. L. Needham. Little River — constable R P Kennedy; justice, j. H. Lunsford.' Mccavock — constable, George Tmsley; justices, Charles Felts J. Cullom. Pecan Point — constable, James Ellison; justice, E. P. Chiles. Golden Lake—constable, Bentley Rhodes; justice, D. o. Anderson. Carson Lake^-constable, C M Chamberlain; justice Nat Graves Whltton—constable, Parker Bowen; justices, W. w. Burl, Frank McLcndon. Hector—constable, Otto Miller- justice, C. C. Marrs. Members of the County Election Commission, who certified the count yesterday In a meeting at Osceola, were Oliver Clark of Frenchman's Bayou; Leroy Carter °[ ^? a .? vl ! Ie and Louis Applebaum of Blythevllle. a second vic- tomb of the Unknown Soldier. - Mr. Roosevelt didn't speak. That part of the day's observance wns taken care of by the so-called sistant president" — James F Byrnes, The War Mobilization director made a nationwide broadcast from Columbia, s. C Byrnes told of the grave tasks and threats that all must face before the Allies win tory In Europe. The war Mobilization chief said that, Germany promises to use other secret weapons, and thnt these promises Inspire the Nazis to fanatical .resistance. .Byrnes says he hopes all the German talk about new weapons is sheer propaganda- bill he warns that this may not be the case.. He says a year ago we thought the Germans were talking through then- hats when they first mentioned a secret destructive power But, he continued, we learned Ihi the Nazis weren't .at fooling 'when the robot bombs began to fall on London. Byrnes contends that IHtic would have heen left of London if Ihc A lies had not landed in Prance when they did. A prominent American newsman president HugtJ Braillle of the United Press, says future wars can be prevented if there is an unlram- nieled flow of truthful inforina- tiun from country to country. He say.s n free exchange of uncolored news will have n retarding effect on the. development of circumstances which lead to war. Braillie, addressing the.City Club of Cleveland, reported'" that his work m behjilf of news freedom abroad has brought tangible resiills in the form of pledges from Allied statesmen. He .Is just "back from a tup to the western front nnd Em>land, where he witnessed the early V-2 attacks launched f by Germany. .Hunton To Be Featured In Broadcast Lieut. Charles A. Hunton Jr who recently narrowly escaped death, in 'France when he para- chuted'from hi? burning plane for the last crew member to leave, will be Interviewed over the Blue the pro- I'ARIS, Nov.'11 (U.P.)—Iftorj thi Href lime In five years, Armistice I Day iras celebrated with- 'duel solemnity and pageantry In.France and Italy. ; .. • • • ••. <; .-, .In I-orraine and in HoIliiiW »nd In Germany's Uhinelimd, the . gun.s boomed, machine guns kept up!the|r ceiwelcK nnd deadly' clatter! and tanks slithered through the mud. But Iti France's capital,! the .Pnrlitnns celebrafeil with double fervor. Not only did they honor the memory or Ihelr own dead of Ihe last wnr, but Ihc'y turned out by the thousands to give n, tumultuous welcome to Winston Churchill, who cheered them 'with' his broadcast pledges of help'during Ihcir dark days of enslavement- to Ihc Germans and Vichy.' •'" ', Churchill cmnc to Paris] making his first visit in five years, 'accompanied by his wife and:-daughter. His famous pudgy figure'stood'be-: Mde the tnll,. gaunt General rje Gunllc during the ^ ceremonial wreathing of the Tomb ot the Ur known Soldier Trlomphc. at Thaic Dc Moves Ahead Toward Border Americbn Thir^J Army Striking Our From Newly-Won Positions . | In a ceremony described as . tlie I iiiirification" of the famouf-ArnK ; SUPREME ALUED HEADQUARTERS, Paris, Nov. UtU.IO— Gen- ernl Palton loday was moving the American Third Army In eastern France, toward , the German border, . Front dispatches said two Yank (•fllumns are lushing out from new positions within' 25 miles of Ihc German fortress, of Snnrbruckcn • Some-, ten -nines southeast of olz. .Palton's. tanks pushed three miles along HID main highway .ironi captured Louvigny. and reached Luppy, 2$ 'miles .southwest of Bnarbrucken. •• An infantry column- is miles 'arther-.southeasl at the same time plunged, ahead seven, miles Iroin liberated Clmuteaii Sallns, to tlier, iircu 26 miles southwest Istlce Clearing" in Compelgne For-"Simrbrucken. ummiosi of 01 said thn -. csU-dcscrlbecl • by the -, Germans ' .A German broadcast, sa th when they captured It in 1 8*0," two soil of ' Lorraine b slinking unde uhampioii runners, one French', 1 onci A' 10 ''"I""* of counlle.ss big m ms British ' , , British, carried torches lit from the eternal flame at the Tomb of " sixths a Compeigne. - • -r- ( Armistice Day services alW'were liold In the Meuse-Argomie Cerne-- lery, where H.OOO American- 'dead of the last war are burled. American soldiers and WACs gathered for the rites In the" cemetery ' i ; In liberated Belgium," a. • . m ms Uiaf General' Patton has .sent ' ceremony was held. al 'Spe"~ : trui town from which the Kdiser's delegation lcff with white flags', sign the armistice nt " ; '' Forest 28 years ago.- Allied troops, hi .Rome -observed Ihe day by marching pasta r ing stand which was erected „,,„, Bcnito Mussolini's balcony at th< Palnzza Venezla. .',.-. - ..>-, The Armistice Day •; celebratloi it Paris was- only Incidental.hvtru visit of prime Minister Churchill Into , inys .... are trying to break TOBAVS WAR ANALYSIS Surrender Day 'May Nor End War On Nazis '"'By JAMK8 IIAItPt-K Cnllcd Presi BUD Writer Twenty-six years ago Amerle eiidr-d Us first war with aernmiv lotliiy. It observes the occasion b lighting to end Us second; • The Allied nations are taking on 1)' 11 brief time-out from bcnlln Gerniiiny a second-lima 16 obscrv llic anniversary of beating It th Ilrst time. Today, we're Ilghlhv the greatest war of nil, the wa which followed thu war to end al Will's. There arc increasing Indication thnt this conlHct won't end Ilk the last one. There won't IK a elcai break, a sudden ending of 'hostlli tics. Lust time level-headed Oormni generals,- seeing .tlmt the mllltarj situation, was hopeless,,surrendered Dut Germany's military slUintloii I even more hopeless today' mid Hit Icr shows iio signs of surrender Pc'iico mny not conic to Kuroiie mill most of the Niizl soldiers arc kllla or inatlo prisoners. And even then the Allies mny have to fight postwar battles against Nn/.l guerrillas An Army periodical recently said "Thu backbone or the posl-sur- Yanks Uirouglr. south' of Met?, .tanks. . French officials. Cutler Is Sunk Off Portsmouth Collides With Sub During Foul Weather; One Sailor Killed Netwdrk Monday night In Coca,. Cola Spotlight Band gram from New York City. He will be on the air from 8-35 .. - . to 8:50 o'clock, it has been an- th "y °, ne sal! °r was killed, another nounced. critically hurt and eight others res- Details of the program were not ~" c ? lost n '8 ht when a United announced but it Is believed he ' will be speaking from his station m France. He wrote his parents who live at 1063 West Hcarn, that he and his bombardier were going into headquarters there for nn in- , N. H., Nov. 11. pmy announced, today ~ ™ ftcs , s " bma n»e crashed into a - t , oot Coast Guard cutter oIT c cutter ' carrying a lO-mnn ?, rew ' S! ! nk withln a few minutes of . but the-submarlne ms , he n- , terview. reported undamaged and Lieutenant Hunton, 25 was a nb ? ard wns hurt junior at Arkansas State' College I A( ; cor<ilm J to the Navy the sub- Jonesboro,. when he entered the I""'" 0 Wfts operating on the ocean's pilot of ' 9th Air J ' n A1r ,. Army Air Forces. He is nn A-20 Havoc of the ?i ° ' Force. Mississippi Kidnaping Results In Indictment MOBILE, Ala., Nov. 11 (UP)— The Mobile Federal Grand Jury has indicted Mrs. Elln AC Jen- MaJ.-Gen. James L. Bradley, 96lh Division commander, which Js keeping the Japs on the run on Leyte island in the Philippines, pauses atop a strategic hilltop to study a map. (Photo by Stanley Troutman, NEA- Aome War Plclurcpool Photographer.) kins of Chlckasaw In connection ™'\ lhc Wd naping of a thrcc-ctay- old baby in Meridian, Miss. About 44.5 per cent, or nearly one-half, of nil Colorado farms and ranches now have central station electric service, leaving about 30,a " d ranchcs yet to bc Courier Hews To Have Osceola Service Branch A S a part of the continuous expansion program planned hv Courier News, despite wartime conditions, a new service branch is being established at Osceola which will benefit all readers, as well as subscribers In thnt town. Mrs. Betty Driver, wife ot J. T Urlver Is to serve as reporter and circulation agent, effective Immediately. Tills work will include reporting of general and society news «,,h ,f "' dcIlve T of papers to mll L a PP aI 'ently Its - ofnccr ' s vision com- wns ob- ""ed by the rain and foul weather Survivors were picked up by Navy, Coast Guard and Army craft from the Portsmouth harbor defenses which reached the scene soon after the crash. Scene of the crash was near th> approaches to Portsmouth ha.-rx,r thcrc and subscription agent. i " e ncws arc Courier News ofnce there, 459, nnd If the paper Is not received by 6 p.m., a call to deliver 1 " 6 " Umbcr wlu rcsult !n Mrs. Driver Is replacing as reporter, Mrs. Hartslll Banks, who moved recently to Kansas City. ,.*, the ncw 'mprovcd ser- ce, it Is planned to "cover" the Osceola section for all kinds of news concerning 1X! ople there . Investigators Complete Work Take Ballot Boxes From Seven Counties In Arkansas Primary LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 11. <TJP>- Investlgators for the U. S. Senate Ralnbow In Aclion .One Nazi dlspnlch reports thai he American 42nd or Rainbow Division has gone Into action on the Clmuteaii Sallns /rout North .of --Mob,. Third Army roops threw back an enemy coiui- ler-attaok nnd stretched their bridgehead across,- the Moselle river vltliln two and a half miles of Ihe German , border. Youth [ind, hired foreigners with , COO I Those are the men we must fight when Iho regular 'fighting cnd.i Up To Elsenhower . captured more inn ,900 prisoners yesterday ori lie 87-mllc front, bringing the to-' r ° Ur ^ ofrenslvo to The. latest advances threatened Inside Gtrmahy, American First Army forces made hew progress Hi •Forrest area of Ger-' Ano'Jicv thing it may te wc]1 , 0 remember Is this. Rumors will IK thick and fnsl- In the cunftislon ol Geimnny's collapse. Hut thd nhnl word will come from only brie mnn General Eisenhower. The war lii Europe will bo over only, when' he snyj, Germany's siii'remWr. liisi , time kindled,a wild celebration.'But this time it'mav. 1» some'who,t on the sombre slde,,For -even, ns the -"last Niwt Inys.down Jils'.arms, Aifierldnn , experts belleve'wc'll be flght- ng^Japan. perhaps i l ..year-and.-a- hulKufUfcfaerman^ic.lSifiosX.. .- . ( !n iniB.;-!t ( M»[B« different; ^. • »-wns ;n'-chilli} mdriiin'g: in ifie Frencli Forest of-'Conipic'gne- Gen- nv-rtl k<r«»l - ... . -' .° . VIl - 11 ~ Maxims Wcygniul looked out to •' mi;- '• -~ , — •** *-"*.!»»*, e . pillboxes, west of .Schmidt Bridsh Push Forward In northern Italy, British Eighth Army troopj,,, took, no-.timo out from ' . batrols " American Fifth Army were active, along their ' ' front eight miles'south of'Bologna ..More-than 450-Flying Fortresses an d Liberators bombed synthetic oll.-plantsr:around 'Gelsenklrchon In the northern Ruhr and rail vnrds near'Coblenz, followed a i Mosquito bombers The Germans got' In their Armistice Day rememberance by sending more, flying i, on]te , 1)st London and southern England, whether any of the new V-2 rock- tts were used In the raid wns not eral "Here they arc. 1 nn '" omellt Ialer ' a' groin) of pule, stiff German officer* entered tho car. Foeh nsked: ".What is the object of your visit? The head of the German delegation, Mathtes Ereberger, replied' ' • 'Wo have come to receive' the propositions of the Allied powers" Foch replied, almost angrily: I have no proiwslllon lo make Another Weather ARKANSAS-FRtr this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Warmer tonight. ' Maximum temperature hcrc'ycs- erday wns C8 degrees, according to the official weather observer. Arkansas Brief§ RTJSSEM,VII.I,E - Russciivlllc police have arrested a man who "ays he was a member of the once - notorious Ro^cr Ttiohcy Kan*. Giving'his name ,as J. E. Binks, Ihe prisoner is alleged to nave confessed fo a Ion;; list of crimes—Including a mail robbery at Tulsa, Okh.,. two weeks ago. Police arc holding ulnks pcndlnu arrival of Kansas City postal authorities. CLINTOX-ForYhc first time in Its history, Van nmen County will bc rcprcscnttil In the 'Arkansas Legislature by a Republican. r-n,««-T ~Vi "" ""'' u - '-'• - Jt; "' 11 -^ *" e new legislator is Dcwev Dav- hiJTnn" .?f i)DncI!tUres 1'ivestlgat- enport - who defe.Mc d ncino'rat IheiMoh^f 1 C s ' estorda y n " 15 "^ {MS.Haliandinrtepcndent ame.s llicir job of checking some 400 ballot boxes used In last summer's Ar- Kansas Democratic primaries and have returned to Washington to report to the full committee. Along with the probers went bal- ot boxes from seven Arkansas coun- But Foch replied: . "I have no conditions to make" I hen, after n moment lie'added • I am here U) listen to you If you arc asking for an armistice. If you are, I en n .tell you the conditions Arc you asking for nn armistice?" chorus Sald the Germans . - - ,'Ja ..." Foeh Gives Order Later, Foch' Issued this order- Hostilities will ciase on the whole fr.?nl as from November 11 at 11 o clock French time. The Allied (roops will not, until further no- Ucc, go beyond the line reached en that date and at thnt hour" Precisely at the llth hour of Ihc llth day of the llth month the L'lK guns ceased lo speak. The western front was quiet. But Ihc lest of 'the world was "not. Ticker tape fluttered down on Fifth Avenue, anil round the world men and women danced for joy. One Boston newspaper said: "A new day dawiu. Armed Im- linrlallsm ... is at an end. Who will now seek to revive it? 1 ' Of course, we know Ihe answer lo that now. Germany, for a second lime sought to revive it. Today the Allies are fighting for a new Armistice Day that will do what that Ilrst one was supposed to do. To- In Japan Also Report Attacks By Monster Bombers WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (U.P.)-AmOnca's giant super: bombers arc adding nninin K punelimtlon marks to the sloiy 01 (his wcd.rf,s wiir iii the I'ndflc. The \Vnv ncjjui-tmciil icpoitcd today thnt a laiW foicr/ ul.|.ne biK B-2y.s,limmi)oicd docks and warehouse!, in an nssnii t on Niinkins, the Jnpuuose-hold capital of enemy- rr, c *^ n w™»>. ».,^t *« .<* th.tS, rhart a Hllll tlifferent fleet of thCh-ba.e" ombo also roared on north to attike Shan^al. Big Soviet Guns Herald New Push Winter Offensive On East Prussian Front Launched By Reds MOSCOW, Nov. 11. (UP)-Tlio lilsslans have stopped up n bono- crusliUig bombardmeut. on" the East Prussian froiit. Dispatches from all )nrt.i of the 95-mllo front Inside the German' province agree that this Russian iirtlllcry IK firing the open- n'g shots of: Russia's 'fourth winter ilTenslvq. ftusslun commimdcrs are follow- ifrd familiar offensive campaign fhey have, mnssrd their guns In (length, In some secloia in, much >s a gun every 17-feotr This mornlnii's bombardihcnt 1ms .mashed several, NIW.I gun positions iiul scattered concentrations of loops 8imi-dlng'tha<:outcl approaches lo t,ho Prussian 'capital of Ko- nlgsbcrg. ; ' Walt For Freeze In . addition, Iho- Humltuu, arn nasslnis men aim machlnea for-the Irlvc through''llie, holes tho bom- lejjl;., is tearing. In German aliu; fortifications. Field dls- >atches. say the Russians nro waling only for the-muddy fiont to rcc-«! before splashing ahoa<|.with he -Third White Ukrainian Army's nnk and motorized columns. •Soviet 'patrols are becoming l n - rcaslngly active along the whole rout. One unit killed about 200 Hermans In a sharp'engagement. In northeastern Hungary, olhi tuulnn.forces arc reported to lm\ u driven to within less than 12 miles outh of Miskolc, an Industrial ccn- er of 13,000 people nnd one of the ew large cities still in' Hungarian lands. • ' Meanwhile, the Red Army Is Ightenlng Its grip around the sub- rb.s ol Budapest. Soviet units have hrusl across the Danube directly -wlow Budapest. And front, reports ay thnt when a firm bridgehead s established n flanking drive round the Hungarian capital can e expected. Germans In Readiness Al least four German tank dlvl- IOIIM arc said to te ready to oppose ucn a frontal assault on the city Farther to the south. Marsha! Ho snys Yugoslav Partisans and ovlet troops are pushing toward he Hungarian communications ccn- cr of Pecs, some 100 miles south•est ot Budapest, after crossing the Danube river along n 37-mile front In Yugoslavia, other Partisan for- es Imvc captured the road junction own of Vcles'on the main hlgh- •ny leading out of Greece Into Yu- oslavla. Tito's communlcnie says ie town was taken after a 24-hour attic which annihilated a German arri.son. Far to the north, the German fldto paints a gloomy picture of the lazl retreat into northern Norway It speaks-of Hanking moves by (trailing Russian nnd Finns and of new falling on frozen rivers, lakes " roads In the gathering darkness ie Arctic night. * Dut, even more Important, an of- litlnl Japanese Imperial communi- que claims that 80 Superforlrc-A rnidori smashed at Kyushu nnd oalshu l(i the Japanese homeland A Tokyo radio, account of Ihe attack snys only slight damage \us caused 'by bomb? dropped from the Superforh, and that the Arcr- Icnn inldors were driven off by Jap- Biiew fighter, pilots. However, and this may be significant. Tokjo does not claliij Us fighter pilots shot noRii 01 damaged a. single one of the mammoth sky glante More Details rromliwit Tlie W»r Department saj? there'll bo moio detalls'on the Nanking al- tnck when returning /lien have made their reports. Arid that might menu iho War Department Is also waning for airmen to return from tho encmy-icported raid on Kyu- ' If the Imperial communique Is ruo, It would marlc the. fifth American mid on tho heavily Industrialized Japanese island the home of tho enemy's' steel city of Yauala ancl niwaPbase of Basebo 'Tokyo-says, this latest,attack took place early this morning , A later enemy*broadcastsaysoth- or Allied planes, unidentified os fo type, mada what tho Tokjo m-*' dlo terms, "'rMornials-iance fllchls" over tho Tokio-Yokahama district t has no Allied The thousands of Army Ordnance grcilades used by the Amer- ties, to be shown lo Ihe committee as examples of alleged laxity in voting and counting of votes In Arkansas elections. The boxes sent to Washington for Inspection by the committee arc from Polnsett, Phillips, Cross, Clark, Crittcnden, Von Buren and Sharp counties. Tire Shop Damaged Tires and lubes' which made up stock of Charles Farrls' Tire Repair Shopmen Highway 61 North were burned toddy when fire destroyed the equipment and damaged Interior of the building. .. Dick Williams owned thfl ond- looln frame building'which caught Hre at 10 o'clock. Thompson in Tuesday's general election. Davenport is manager of 'he Clinton Power and Light Company. MTTI.E ROCK-Thcre will bc no planned celebration of Armistice Day In I.lttlc Rock today. Very fe w business houses arc closed—ana work In war essential plants Is goln? on as usual. Thc city hall, cotnily eourlhousc and slate capilol are closed. LITTLE ROCK—Mayor James Daiidlgc of Paris has been elected president of the Arkansas Municipal League. He succeeds Sam M. Wassell of Little .Rock. Other officers elected at the closing session of (he League's 19th annual meeting at Little Rock Friday arc Mayor D. T. Hargtnves of Helena, first vice president; Mayor B. C. Bodenhammer of El Dorado, second vice president, and Mayor Jared E. Tievalhan of Haics- vllle, secretary-treasurer. County Plant-Prosper Entrants Reach Semifinals In Contest Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Wildy of near Lcachville and Mr. and 'Mrs. John E. Woodward of near Osceola, have reached the semifinals In the Landowners Division and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. McClntn of near Luxora have reached the semifinals of the Tenant Division of Ihc Plant to Prosper Contest In Arkansas, It wns announced today by the Arkansas judging committee. Their position In stale rank will l>c announced tomorrow In The Commercial Appeal by Walter Durham, director Plant To Prosper Bureau which sponsors the farm contest In tho MidSouth. Also among the Arkansas scnil- ilnalisls in the Landowners division are Mr. nnd Mrs.'ti. M. Bllbrey of Imbodcn, pareiilsjof Keith -B11- brey, extension agent of North Mississippi County, who with Miss Com Lee coleman, home demonstration agent, sponsored entry ot the Wlldy family in the contest. D. V. Maloch and Miss Inez Klncaid of OsceplR sponsored the entries from South Mississippi county. Arkansas winners will compete against champion farmers of Tennessee, Mississippi nnd Missouri for grand sweepstake hoiiura In the Dec. 19 judging at Memphis. Thc grand sweepstakes prize ,to the champion termer of the four slates Is $500 and the tenant sweepstakes prize Is $250. .. /Winner of the state's first honors will receive $100, second prize Is $75 and third Is $50, Thy /cneiiiy.' repor^ hi '"'" Fierce Rattle For v ..,,« v In ,tnfl"t>hlllpiilne'i, "some 10000 Amer|nan,«nd enemy troops arp flghtlhg'a riirlbus battle for Lcyte'l" nest coast sea noVt of offiioc It'n not knqwn definitely how frnny Japanese reinforcements have been landed on Leyte during the past five ol- alx davs, although the number has officially been placed at wel| over 35,000 Most of these newly arrived Japs are attempting to halt American iirtvancts on Ormoo and from the mountainous region northwest of the port city, Front reports -my terrific struggjes are being fought above the clouds, on the craggy peaks of thij'Imountain area However. Allied artillery'south of Or- inoo Is maintaining Its steady bom- bardment.of the port. And Japanese cjis'uaHIM, in the full-scale battle are said to.be hoayy;;: ;>•:•'-.• Jap Warships Sank ':--.''. ' » The- enemy'.1ms already paid a stiff price;-for'Its efforts to checkmate the American .Invasion of Loyte. American planes and P-3* boats that Hit a Japanese convoy delivering troops ; In Ormoc iflay snnk seven enemy destroyers and three transports. However. the transports 'hud been emptied of their soldier cargoes before American bombs and torpedoes sent them to-the bottom. And the, Navy Department ' In Washington reports further bad news for Japanese sea men. American ana British submarines ' operating over a wide area in Ihe Pacific have sunk another 51 Japanese ships. Six of that number. Including a cruiser, were sent under by American subs, while the remaining 45'got their death blows from the British subs. Also Chung- king announces that American P-51 Mustangs'probably sank a Japanese freighter off .Hainan Island On the east coast.of China. Chinese troops In Burma have captured a junction, town just eight miles from Bhamo.j'a key point on a projected riew over-land suiiolv route for China. But Chungking at the same time, has drawn closet to'admitting the, fall of Kwelliri and Liuchow, two key cities in Kwangst province of China. A Japanese communique'claims Ihe fall of both cities, thus reiterating a Tokyo radio report that the Japanese fight to spill Chi n* In Delias been effected. > Thanksgiving To Be Observed On Nov. 30th LITTLE ROCK/ Nov. 1!. (UP)— In case you are confused, you might bc interested to know, that Arkansas will celebrate Thanksgiving on November 30th. That's a week later lhan the Thanksgiving date set by President Roosevelt, Several,weeks ago Governor Homer Adklns set the date'for.Nov. 23, but later remembered that a, stale law says Thanksgiving must x obsened the last Thursday Th , November And It so happens that November has five Thursdays this year. , . v * So, to'straighten out^he confu- j slon, the gojernor issued n procla- ', niatloB s^tUig November 30th na J he date. >S ~; , " j>, * ;" •/ ? i , . i ..... i.'..- i

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