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VOL, XLI—NO. 203 Blytheville Dally Nevi Blythevllle Herald Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER .OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIGSOUIU NEWS BLATIIBVlLLIfyARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMKKH 13, 1044 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AMERICANS SEIZE FIRST OF METZ FORT P/ont-To-Prosper Contestants From County Win State Honors Farmers of Mississippi County again have won rccogni- .ion for their outstanding achievements. Top Arkansas honors this year in the annual Plant to Prosper Contest went o Mr. and Mrs. Rarl II. Wikly of near Leachville who placed 'irst in the Arkansas Landowners Division. In addition, entries from South Mississippi County lied for third place in the Landowners Division; another received honorable mention both in the state Tenant Division and Home Improvement Division, and Negro contestants won first place in the Tenant Division and second honors in the Landowners contest. Three Members Seek To Resign FromWLBPosis Chairman Davis Sets His Deadline Jan. 1 ; OHiers Want Relief WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. (UP) — Three members of (he 12-man War Labor Board, including Chairman William Davis, want to resign, Davis today confirmed reports that he hopes to be relieved of his post by January 1st. But he added he hns not yet scheduled an appointment to discuss the matter with President Roosevelt. Dr. George Taylor and Dr. Frank Graham, public members of the board, also have written the President asking to be replaced. White House Secretary Stcphcr Early said that Davis had requested to be relieved last summer. But Early said the President asked Davis to "hang on by his eyelids for i while longer." Davis said he resolved a long tlnu ago to "slow down" on his 05tl birthday, which passed last summer Meanwhile, .the War Labor Board ' ner in the Tenant Division of the has won another round in its legal Live-At-Home contest, similar coin- battle with Montgomery Ward Com- petition for Negro farm families pany. The Supreme Court has de- is C. D. Dixon, 56, of Driver, long • nied a company petition for a re- an outstanding farmer, view of a suit in which the Firm • Having recently purchased sought to restrict the War Labor Mr. and Mrs. Wildy will receive $100 cash and lie eligible for the MidSouth championship farmer award which carries with It a cash prize of $500. Mr. ami Mrs. John E. Woodward nf near Osccola tied for third honors in the Landowners Division which carries a prize of $50 for this position. Luxorans Recognized Honorable mention in both of tenant and home Improvement contests went to Mr. anil Mrs. J. B. McClain of near Uixora, who with the other Mississippi County winners be guests of The Commercial Appeal for a MldSouth Farm Forum. Plant To Prosper luncheon and banquet to be held Dec. 10 in Memphis. Arkaasas first place stiite win- tiles Scheduled : or Steele Flier Lieut. B. R. Grecnway To Be Buried Tuesday At Caruthersvillc STEELE, Mo., Nov. 13—Fimcrn Board from Issuing orders which it claimed "exceeded its statutory jurisdiction." Elsewhere on the labor front today, GOO supervisory workers at five Wright Aeronautical Corporation plants in New Jersey went on strike shortly before noon. Some 2700 other foremen are expected to join the walkout. The strike was called by the Wright Aircraft Supervisory Association, an independent union, which is seeking recognition as a collective bargaining agent. Early , in October the supervisory workers walked out for six days and halted production of B-29 Superfortress en'-> giiAS. ?< ••'<'. •••-;iVl-i *<.'-.- .:•.- •-•- •-„ . . i,,Iii • Massachusetts nnd Rhode Island, thousands of war workers are without' transportation today because of a strike of 125 bus drivers of the New England Transportation Company. The drivers have stayed away from work for three days, cash, an 80-acre farm in Jefferson County, Dixon will move to his lew place next year nnd will trj for landowners honors in 1945,. hi said. For the past several year, ne has been a sharecropper on a 31-acre tract. Second honors in the Landown' ers competition went to Dock, am Ida Netterville, of near Luxora, nl so long recognized as oiitstnndln; farmers. First prize In the state tennnt di vision fa $50. To Receive Awards These county aii(j state winner will receive prizes and' Certificate of Honor, presented county wln- n£rs, at the Annual ,LiYe-AtrHomc frilly-'ai; Mnnnssas" High 'School 'In Memphis Dec. 8. ' No other county In Arkansas had ns many winners as Mississippi County. This reflects the interest stimulated by extension agents, who American:; Lose .iuchow Airbase As Japs Advance Yanks Destroy Field Before Falling Back To Base At Kunming CHUNGKING, Nov. 13 (UP.) — The American Air Force has writ-' ten off Its- Llucliow nirbasc, until last week the most valuable .remaining airfield In fast China.. I The Hth Air Force destroyed ami evacuated Ihc field last Tiles- liny when the Japs got too close for safety. The Japanese had [established themselves 'within three minutes flying time of the lair, base, so close that American pilots had no warning of'coining cnejmy ' ntlncks. '••..' ] .• Explosions shook the earth I nil night long when the 14th Blew up the Lleuchow field. The [destruction was similar to thatl of Late Bulletins I'AltlS, Novi 13 (III 1 )— Anicrl- fan assault forces stormed the ; rhi); of Melt fortlflrntloiix from . Ihe south on » •.ii-mlle front to- •ilay anil raptured Kurt Verity, five milts below Mctt, unit four nc-lRliborlni; (owns hi Jchiim'c'.s raining up to a mile 1111,1 n luilf. LONDON, Nov. 13 (III')— Amer- Iru lm.s lost one of hfr er^ulest flailing aces. II lias been rcvndrd utflclnlly that Col. llubrrl '/.niiki' of MIs- soula, Mont., un ace in the Kurn- lM*an Theater Is missing In action. He failed to iclurn from nn escort mission over the continent on Ocl. 30. 7,enike has lirrn crrdllcd with ili'striijlnc 28 O or man plane* In the air war over Western Europe. services will be held tomorrow nf-|lhc American base at Kwcllln.'. Hack lo Kunming j The loss of Lluchow, the last American base in Kwnngsl Province, virtually throws the 14th Aliforce, with only :crnoon, 3 o'clock, for Lieut. Byron itowlins Grecnway, 20, killed Monday in a fighter plane crush near Ecnd, Ore. Rites will be held at the Stccle Methodist Church by the Rev. M. Private Webster Killed In Battle Blytheville Youth Took Part In Four Allied Invasions [irpifz Again Suffers Attack 5y RAF Airmen British Lancosters Score Direct Hits With Six-Ton Bombs LONDON, Nov. 13 (U.P.)-Tbc RAF has landed tho best punch yet on ihe German bntllo TlvplU The British Air Ministry revealed lodny Hint 'JO HAP heavy bombers caught the Nnc.l Mipci'drcndnnuKhl In Tromso Fjord of northern Norway, nnd buttered the big wnrrm!| with direct hits by six-ton cnrth- qimkc bombs. Clenr weather enabled tho HAI bombardiers lo pinpoint their lorn of the heaviest known bombs li (he Allied arsenal. The Air Ministry nnnouncemeii Miys the bombers landed nwaj from Iho base nnd further delalt would be Issued only after crewmci TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS) New Rumors About Hitler Hold Interest By JAMKH HAIU'F.R United 1'rcM Staff WrlUr Adolf UIIU.T is the center o! spcc- uliitlon todny, not because nf whut he's doing, but becnuse of whut 'ic's not doing. Humor-mongers are working overtime to try lo explain Hitler's failure lo appear before the Ocr- miiii people. Actually, Hitler prob- nbly still Is doing business nl Iho snme old stand. But the possibility that something hn.s happened lo him mnkes interesting speculation. For the second time In 23 dnys, Itclnrlch Hlmmlcr hns rend n proclamation purported to hnvc been written by Hitler. Actually, Hitler hasn't, made a pcisonnl radio speech since July 21st, when he announced his survival from u bombing plot. These two fnols have heightened speculation that Hitler, who cnmc [rom nowhere, inay Imvo , " Rev. D. ,, ' fields ' nt Foster, pastor of the Carulhersville, Mo., Baptist Church. Burlnl will Cemetery in Maple follow ing cremation at Redmond, Ore., where Lieutenant Greenway was stationed. His wife, the former M\ss Jeanne McCiitchcn, nnd a military escort arrived at Steele this morning and joined tiis father of Hot Springs, at the home of Mrs. Greenway's parents. Dr. and Mrs. Paul F. McCutchen. He also is survived by two brothers, Stanley Grecnway of Steele and Allen Greenway with the Army stationed at Camp Hood, Texcs. German Undertaking Company Is in charge. sponsor the county contests. the sta ranking oped a series of contract negotiation conferences. , , , ,,. „„ ---^--. llllll IliC V.U11 L£3 1.111(5 lillltvllLg claiming illness. The strike clevel- nlghcr than cvcr bclorc tncsc nc ! nnnH nfrnr n cnt-inc- nT ......! ......I .,„• 1 .. . ' complishcd ninny phases of modern farm living to be acclaimed honors. Althou.Yi the Plant To Prosper contest'was designed primarily to assist trie small farmer, the record i of Mr. and Mrs. Wildy who farm Rents-At'Hot Springs Again To Be Controlled LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 13. (UP)— The Little Rock office of the OPA ays federal control of rents in Gnr- and county,will go into effect Dec Mrs. C. M, Choat Dies Yesterday Is Fatally Stricken While Visiting Here; Services Tomorrow Mrs. Emma Jo Choat, wife of C. M. Choat of West Helena, died yesterday morning at the home of a sister, Miss Margaret Taschncr, 1001 West Ash. She was 35. Stricken ill while visiting here, her husband a 'id children were with her when she died at G:45 o'clock. Born in Blytheville, where rcar- . cti, she was the daughter of the inte Mr. and Mis. J. A. Tnschncr. She moved to West Helena 15 years ago following her marriage. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock, at the Church of the Immaculate Con- 437 acres, is so outstanding that prediction is being made they will win first or second honors In the sweepstakes among farmers of Mississippi, Tennessee and Missouri, judging of which will be held soon. Ascnts Help Winners Extension agents who directed the contests in this county arc: Keith Bilbrey and Miss Corn Lee Colcmnn for North Mississippi Comity; D. V. Mncloch and Miss Inez Kincaid, for Soulh Mississippi County, and for the Negroes, U. P. Grigsby and Mary Banks. Oilier state winners were: Landowner, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Patton, Danville, second; Mr. nnd Mrs. L. M. Bilbrey, Imboden, tied for third Tenant — Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Dudley, Oreenway, first; Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Flowers, Heth, second; Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Chism, Dan- The OPA says rente in Garland county will be stabilized nt the rate which prevailed March 1, 1944. The OPA invoked the new rent control t the request of several Hot Springs burial at Elmwood ceptlon with Cemetery. Rosary service will be held tonight, 7:30 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home. One of eight daughters, she also Is survived by her husband; two sons, Curtis Joe and Kenneth Lynn of West Helena. Her histcrs are: Miss Margaret Taschncr nnd Mrs. Terry Lane of Blytheville, Mrs. Joe Kueter of Panama Canal Zone, Mrs. John Wagnon of Miami, Okla., Mrs. Helen Myers of Memphis and Mrs. Louise Bass 1 and Mrs. Ella Mc- Cutchcn of Lcpanto. ville, third. Home Improvement Mr. nnd Mrs. Oscar Jeffrey, Hoxle, first. In the Negro landowner competition, Luther Bailey, Proctor, won first in the state; Willie and Beatrice Pidgeon, Moscow, third; Paul and Eliza Ewhvg, Forrest City fourth. Tenant—John nnd Dora Davis, Lake Dick, second; Ollic and Eliza Sims, P^orrcsl City, third; Joseph and Lcssie Perry, Marianna, fourth. Kweiynng nnd Nonnlng to use!. In support of China's ground forces. The Japanese clnim they captured both Licuchbw . nnd Kwellin nst Thursday, a clnim supported .11 part by a Chinese communique saying the enemy Is striking be- pond Lleuchow for the interior; of China. | Earlier, a Tokyo report said ithe American B-20 Superfortress command extended its rierlnl reconnaissance today to the Nagoya area — Japan's biggest aircraft center. The official Japanese" Dojnel Agency says an undisclosed number of American warships bombarded two islnnds in the Volcnuo'Group Saturday -night Manila — _,.—^ The •JapaneseVktoo i*jr-''Ai , plnncs bombed ftt&Q*/«|liitta in the battle for' IZytg'lh- Philippincs, American .tallies-.'and infantry are hacking through jungles toward the Japanese stronghold of Ormoc on a 46-mile front. Japanese. resistance is increasing When Pvt. Walter G. Webster Jr left Blytbevllle -in January, KM3, t be inducted into Ihe Army, It wa IJic last time his family ever saw urn. Survivor of invasions of North hove been questioned nnd pictures returned Itcporlcil Kidnapped Europe's rumor mill Is working In fighting Africa, Sicily, Italy, the 10- year-old soldier lost his life after imrtlclpatlng in the invasion of Southern France. The Wnr Department this morning Informed his parents, Mr/ nnd Mrs. Webster Sr., 815 South Lake, thnl their son was killed In action Aug. 17. This message confirmed fcnrs fell since receiving n telegram Sept. 8 In which it was disclosed he was missing in action. Member of the Tank Destroyer Corps, Private Webster wns In the midst of much fighting only a short lime nftcr he left Blytheville. Immc^dlntely sent to Cnmp Hood, ie Inter mnde brief stops In 'anin and New York before for foreign service 'onlj - ( j~ oiler liavlng been In- dueled. Letters home told of the fierce fighting-in the four invasions which his division helped lo overcome the enemy teforc he gave his life for his country. iscent of | . Born in Blytheville. where he was civic groups after the An: Jor General Irving say& his 24lh Division is making satisfactory progress 19 miles north of-the air and sea base of Ormoc. From the Western Pacific comes n warning by Admiral Hnlscy that - ---;ny took over four major hotels at the resort center as a rest and distribution center for returning overseas personnel. The Mnlvern area will be governed by the original maximum rent date of March 1, 1942, which was used as the basis for rent control when it was first invoked there in late 1942. Rent control was removed from Hot Springs county in December, 1943. Missing Infantryman Now Reported Alive Pfc. H. C. Hoover, 19, reported missing in action recently, is alive and now in North Africa, the Wnr Department thts afternoon informed his wife, Mrs. Lucille Hoover. Son of Hiram C. Hoover, also of Blytheville, nna Mrs. Addle Smith of Dell, Private Hoover has been with the Infantry overseas nine months. reared, Private Webster attendee Blytheville schools and at the same tlrrfe'long was employed at Actoi Printing Company. When he entered service, he was connected will the freight truck line of Montgom ery Ward Company. Americans must be on gunrd! Many of his friends called hln ngainst a phony Japanese offer of j"D»de", a nickname he used nflc; n compromise peace. In a pooled going Into the Army, broadcast from a warship in Hnl- I Besides his parents, he is survive! overtime, Stockholm passes nlonp a report thul Hitler, hi Hhnmler i been kid- vnken during the attack have bccv studied. The Tirplly. Is the most ballcrcd balllc.shlp in thi! world nnd It bus icen on the, run or In hiding since \mrcu or 1042 The giant ship KtoVinniic'Sns'Yhai nlmmlcr noved Into liomso Fjord last ni . hUctl „„ , om . mn]km co , 0 , „ bepicmber when Hrll s i heavy proclamation making himself tho jombcrs attacked it with 12,000- fcuhrer, and Is only waiting for winders in the Allen Fjord area, the right moment lo distribute A month ago, big British bomb-1 (hem. plhcr-nimors have Hitler Imers again -stalked Iho battleship prisoned, paralyzed and dead; '" " ' "' "" " * Whatever Irulu ]tcs behind tiles. om- miles west of Its present moor- ng, and scored at lenst one direct lit. Yesterday's attuck was the elahth by the RAF and Drlttsh and Russian siibumrlnc.s In the lust two and one half'years, The TirplU l.s tho last big unit of the German navy. Former Resident Of Tomato Dies Saturday Night Mrs.- Llllle Snsser 1 , wllo^lived at fo- jiato for nine ycins, dlcil Saturday flight at John Gaston Hospital In .Memphis whure she had resided'(or the ]>ast three yearn. Slic was 04.' Born In Laudcrdalc County, Tcnn., reports, this much Is clear, something has hapiwned. Germnn prop- ignndn in recent months has more and more shoved Hlmmlcr to the fore as tho Reich's number one lender. For the past few days, Berlin has been loosing a welter of reports on the V-2 weapon, perhaps to give the Germans something lo think about besides the absence of Hitler. Significantly, one broadcast version'proclamation Hitler Is supposed to.have written spoke of him in the 1 third person Apparently, someone slipped. , •'" ^f Hitler actually. Is out-of power; and this Isn't/.very likely, 1 probably Is due to one of three things, death, Insanity or other illness, or Imprisonment. As for the death theory, some, time ago, n Berlin broadcast salt Mrs. Sasscr spent most of her life j Hitler had taken up his hendqunr- ! ' Opening Round Of Metz Battle^ GoesToPatton Part of third Army,, Now Within 18 Miles Of Saarbrucken SUPREME ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Nov. 13^ (UP) — Amerlc'aii Third Army troops have captured tho first' of the great forts protecting the-city of Mctz, on-the wcslcrn front, ' A Into bulletin from Ihe Tlilnl Army front today revealed that ot\i of the nine grciU two-storied for- lificatlims rliiBlhf! the city has fallen to General Patton's Third Army. ., / These nine forts mount a talal of 80 lo 00 gims ranging In blue • from. 100 toaso mlllmeters, ami each is made pf six-foot-thick re- Ihforccd concrete. 'Ihc Americans also have stormed nnd have captured most of (indent Fort Thlonvlllo 12 mllps to the north. And Just .below Thlonv vlllc, the iThlrrt Army has pushed n new bridgehead across the Mosello river. , . Americans hi, Thlonvllte are wtth- n 13 miles of the German fiontlei, mil those In the new bridgehead our miles to the south nvc 18 miles "rom tho frontier. {Jlvlllriw Kvncuitlcd But tlie Americans have scored iiiually iin'prcssive : gains .south of Motz. Gencrnl Patton has.wheeled ils right wing forward sU miles o within' 18 miles of Saarbrucken: Both the British nn<l the Paris rt- llos say , that ^civilians are being ovncimtcirtrom the big Sanr basin In Tennessee and Arkansas. I ters In the Rhlneland. That arei Her husband, E. G. Snsser, now IK hns been .henvlly bombed by Allies employed at Ihe Memphis Packing Company. '' Slio also Is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Miiry Miilonc of Tomato; ii lirotlier, r-Bcn Tllimnn of nlpley, Tcnn.; a foster daughter, Mrs. Lena Bridges of Riplcy, nnd four grandchildren. Funeral, services were to be held this afternoon nt Cobb Funeral lately. And Hitler may have suffered the same fate as Marslm Rommel, who died of wounds ln ; flictcd by an Allied strnflng plnne Of course, the July bomb pin against Hitler may actually hnvi succeeded. At the , time, Hitler'! double wns reported to have been killed. hardly It Is probab possible, nlthougl that Hitler wai Front reports say Patlon's. tanks nnd troops surged across the Saarc- bmirg ..rallr'oiid ,>30 miles southeast o( Met? In .tholr six mile' advance. ' They now hold on' nlinost solid 20- mile front below Melz nlmcd sinmrc- ly at Snarbruckeh.V • But the big .story Js,the story of | Motz Itself.VBesldeV capturing one ' Of the.^Mfitz '(orU, ;.tho Americana -' • have narrowed to 12.miles the last * escape pqrrldor for the German garrison:, -Field reports, still lacking ' confirmation, said some German iliilts hive begun to withdraw from the city. ..'.•• North'wnrri from the Third Army front, 'Berlin says ... the American First Army nnd the British 21st Army Group In the • Netherlands arc In the midst of large-scale preparations for ncwv drives. A Nazi trans-ocean dispatch; adds: : "Everywhere on (hese fronts. German-' advance posts can hoar the clatter of Allied tanks moving up and , Germnn observers .are watching the movements of motorized columns, which are being part- Goltman Rites Held County Ginnings Ahead Of Total Last Season Mississippi County's bumper cotton crop, which may be the largest In history, is being gathered more rapidly than that of last year. Up to Nov. 1, a total of 138,052 bales had teen ginned from the 1014 , crop as compared with 114,314 bales ginned to lhal date a year ago, it was announced by C. C. Danehower of Luxora, official cotton statistician for Mississippi County. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS- (WFA) —Livestock: Hogs 111,000, salable 15,500. Top 14.25; 180- S70 Ibs. 14-15; 140-170 Ibs. 13.25-14. Sows 13.65. Cnltlc 9,100 salable 8,1500; calves 3.500 all salable; mixed yearlings & heifers 10.25-12.50. Cows 7-10,75; canners and cutters 5-6.50; slaughter steers 0.25-17.50; slaughter heifers 8-1C.15; slockcr sleers 0.75-i3.25. and feeder William Lemons Dies At Huffman Services Scheduled Wednesday For Aged County Resident William Marlon Lemons, long a farmer in Mississippi County, died early today at his Huffman home. Ho was 69. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, nt Ihe Assembly of God Church on Lilly street, by Ihe Rev. Ira M. Bryce. pastor. Death followed n two weeks illness of complicntions resulting from high blood pressure. Born In West Tennessee, he came lo this section 40 years ago. He had farmed nt Luxora and near Armorel before moving to Huffman. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Lemons; three daughters Mrs. Arble Hudglus of Luxorn, Mrs Ruby Kilgore of St. Louis nnd Mrs. Jewel Harris of Ethclville, Aln., and a grandson whom he nnd his wife reared, J. L. Harbin of Cainp Fanin, Texas. Holt Funernl Home Is In charge of nrrnngemcnta.' fleet, the Admiral was quoted is saying Japan soon may try to negotiate n peace thnt would permit her to prepare for another war. According to the broadcast, Hnlsey relieves Jn.onn's militnry nnd in- dustrlnl lenders now realize Hint dcfent is inevitable. Library Group To Hear Official From Louisiana by three brothers, Pfc. Edward Webster of the Army stationed nt Cnmp Bulner, N. C., Dcleron and Homer Webster of Blytheville, and two sisters. Mrs. C. H. Bryant and Mrs. Emma Jane White, nlso of Jlrthcvllle. Memorial services are expected to be held, with arrangements incomplete today. Ethel Barrymorc III LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 13. (UP)- NEW YORK Nov 13 (UP) — Miss Deborn R. Abrnmson, assistant. Actress Ethel Barrymore. who has Nov. 13 vices were today for Dr. Alfred and member of Ihe UiU- versity of Tennessee College of Medicine staff. Dr. Goltman, who had practiced at Memphis for 25 years, wns a member of local and national medical societies. Survivors include his widow, two daughters, two sisters, ind two brothers. fccretary of the Louisiana Library Commission, will be one of the prln- cipnl speakers nt tonight's session of the 22nd annum conference of Hie Arkansas Library Association at Little Rock. Miss Abramson will discuss "Disuse, Misuse and Use of Libraries In the Days Ahead." Miss Elizabeth Malone ol Jonesboro, association president, will preside at the business sessions, which open at 2 this afternoon. N. Y. Stocks Weather ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy. Showers tonight and in west portion this afternoon. Tuesday, considerable cloudiness. Showers In cast and south iwrlions. Cooler Tuesday and in west portion late tonight, Fresh winds. A T & T Amcr Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler . ....... Gen Electric 1GI 6C 3-4 62 1-8 89 30 3-8 Gen Motors 62 5-B Montgomery Ward 53 3-4 N Y Central 19 Inl Harvester 781-8 Standard of N J 55 1-8 Texas Corp 473-4 U S Steel'; .<: 57 North Am'Aviation 11 Republic Steel Radio 18 10 1-4 been seriously 111 of pneumonia and u heart condition, has been taken t.o a Manhattan hospital. She had been at the home of her daughter, Ethel Barrymorc Coll. And showed improvement yesterday. But her physician snys a pulmonary clngcstion developed today. 'Hie G5-ycar-old First Lady of the Stage has been forced lo cancel her latest Broadway stage appearance. Her heart condition this morning Is described as fnlr. Wounded In France COOTER, Mo., Nov. 13—Pfc. El vis Pool wns slightly wounded li action Nov. 2 in France, the Wn Department this morning notlflcc his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A Pool. Overseas only two months, Pri vale Pool was sent Immediately [•' France. Ionic by the Rev. cTw. Pnilon" "lied" and that the double survlv-i l >'' )rotectc(1 »y smoke screens."/ astor of the Methodist church in!"" nnd mnde Ihc July 21st rndlol ; Germnn broadcasters nlso arc ,uxorn, with burial at Elmwood speech. Certainly the Nazis would vigorously denying today that any- 'einclcry. Strike Delays Freight LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 13. (UP) — »foie limn 250,000 pounds of freight inye been tied up by n strike of some 40 employes of the Molor Ex- iress, Inc., of Little Rock. Company offtclnls were scheduled o meet todny with representatives of the A. F. of L. Teamsters Union ind the War Labor Board In nn at- ort to settle the strike. The strike Is reported Ui have resulted from a wage dispute. Sccrc- :nry Roy C. Martin of the Arknnsns Motor Freight Lines of Fort Smith, operators of the Motor Express, sniti the former owners of the truck lines imil n contract with the union cnli- ng for wages of 70 cents an hour. He said that when ihe new lessees Look possession of Ihe line Insr. June Lbc workers nskid for 90 cent? an hour. thing hns happened to Hitler. Th fcuhrer's prplonged .silence "fins loosed a flood of speculation that he may'be dead, Insane or lll::But Irnnsccean, piloting what It rails 'competent Germnn qunrtcr.s,"»says he Is In "excellent health." Earlier, n Berlin commentator admitted that Hitler has becn""coni- pclled" — that's the word he-used —"compelled" to turn over to Heln- rlch Hlmmlcr nnd other parly leaders the. task of rallying the'German nallori for the final phase of- the New York Cotton Mar. . May . Socony Vacuum 133-8] July . Studobakcr . 17 5-8 Oct. . Packard . 5 3-8 : Dec. . 2102 2193 217S 2102 2178 2193 2188 2194 2191 2178 2172 2107 2102 2182 2118 2191 2101 2175 2102 2170 2100 2192 2173 2099 2177 Infant Of Army Couple Dies At Noon Saturday David Allen Fischer, son ol Sergeant and Mrs. Harry Fischer of Blylhevillc Army Air Field, died Saturday noon a few minutes after birth at the base hospital. Condition of the mother is satisfactory. Funeral services were held yes- |lcrdny afternoon nt Baron Hlrsch "•cmctcry, Memphis, with Holt Funeral Horn/; In charge. Sergeant Fischer, stntloncd nt he nlr field two years, nnd Mrs. Fischer lived in New York City ijrlor to coming here. She formerly Inughl in the Armorcl school. lot wish to subject that double to -he scrutiny of n large nudlcncc. Says Collapse I.lkely As for the Insanity theory, one noted European specialist who hns observed Hiller closely for many vcars Is convinced lhal he eventually will suffer a psychic collapse. Certainly, he Is emotionally unbalanced, nnd the news of repeated Germnn defents mny hnve turned n harmless case of rug-chewing into something wane. As for Ihc Imprisonment theory, this Is the least likely of nil. Hlmmler, if he wished lo get rid of Hillcr, probably wouldn't stoi^ short of murder. Should Hitler ever escape from Jail, Hlmmlcr's lite wouldn't be worth nn Inflated German mnrk. If Hlmmler actually killed Hitler, he hns left himself an opening for n future alibi. 'Hie proclamation, purportedly written by Hitler, says: "My own life does not matter. That means I shall not spare my health, sot even my life, in the 1 fulfillment- of the obligation Russian drive to flank Budapest is placed on me as tho first Gcr- developing steadily, man." ' Radio Berlin admits that Soviet That leaves Hlmmler open to forces hnvc penetrated .Jas/bereriy, .•Ay, Inter on, (hat Hillcr, having kc y base guarding the eastern ap- kcpt his promise not lo spare his Punches to the Hungarian capital. Drive Toflank Budapest , Russians Penetrate Key Base Guarding ' Eastern Approaches MOSCOW, Nov. 13. (UP!— The hcnllh, Ls dead. And Moscow reports that Russian More Prisoners Heeded For Compress Work Compresses of this section plan incrrascd service immediately, with promise of German prisoners of war to help relieve the labor short- nee but from where the prisoners will be obtained was the qucstio-; this afternoon. Federal Compress hns nskcd for 50 and Blytheville Compress for 30 prisoners, which were, to hnve been obtained from the Blytheville Prisoner of i4 WJnr cajnp but It wns announce^-today'ttlat' the association, which obtained the prison camp, hr.d not yet released any for work other than picking cotton. Compresses at Dell, Evndalc, Os- ceoln nnd Wilson each have asked for 15 to 20 prisoners, expected to be secured today or tomorrow from prison of war c.imps In Mississippi county. More than 700 German and IWl- inn prisoners were expected toslnrt work In cotton warehouses of Ar- knnsas this week to break a three- month Inbor bottldhcck In the has state's cotton Industry forced closing bf^.niimerous eom- presscs .and cntton' luftls. The War Department has authorized VSR of ,lhe prisoners nnd, the Arkansas War Manpower Commission approved labor contracts for prisoners so II is expected that prisoners from other camps would be sent here if these at the Bly- tbcvllle camp are not available, It was pointed out. Federal Compress, which received no truck cotton throughout lost week, accepted cotton today with plans made to accept cotton da for rcmnlndcr of the season, it was ahiiblirlL'cd!" a - ! "'"' ; '" Blytheville Compress is receiving cotton daily,. The'proclamation nlso contained troops have established a ' firm another possible clue to the mys- brldgehend across the Danube south tery. It spoke of enemies "inside' 1 " ' "~ "" " ~" Germany nnd added: Baby Dies At Burdettc The Infant son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Ralph E, Williams died three hours after birth last night nt trie family residence at Burdctte. Condition of Ihc mother is satisfactory. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon nl Sandy Ridge Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home In charge. Besides his parents, the baby Is survived by one brother, Ronnie Willinms. i Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.ct, Dec. . 165 IfloTi 164-V, 165y, 164% May , 160 160% 1597V 160% 160 "If single . . which elements of parties hnvc been overcome are still of the opinion thnt the lime hns now arrived for their resurrection, they will witness only .he moment of their complete destruction." Thnt pnssnge seems lo indicate Lhat the group which tried to kill Hillcr lasl summer still hns followers Inside the Reich. Perhaps n second plot agnlast Hitler's life succeeded. All of this, at any rnte, is mere speculation. Hitler still may be the German Fuehrer. But even If Hitler still lives, the cause for which he gave live lives of so ninny Germans is dend these many months. City Council To Meet City Council will have its regular meeting tomorrow night nt the City Hnll. Mnyor E. R. Jackson will preside. of the city, paving the way for a new swing around Budapest to the west. Other Russiart dispatches say Red Army forces, advancing from the northenst, have captured a strong- ' hold 69 miles from the capital. The outskirts pf Budapest now arc under steady Soviet fire and the Hungarian capital is In a state of growing panic, with the demoralized Hungarian forces doing little to aid the Nazis. : Elsewhere on the < eastern front, a Partisan communique announces Marshal Tito's troops have opened nn attoJbi; on the Yugoslav city of Skolpjey Capture of,this stronghold would .close .the main escapa route of Nazi forces retreating from Orcece/It would also force Germans pocketed in the Vardnr valley to the south to attempt an overland flight through the mountains. Chicago Rye open high low close f>rc! Dee. . U2'6 1125. 11115 112S UZHp May . 109?. UOy. r !09>4 UU^i Ityfi,

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