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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWfiPAPKR. r>» vnn-rmpiOT »Dir..10.0 ...^— *"• * **-* . * • *^ VOL. XLI—NO. 204 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Byrnes To Keep War Job Until Germany Falls War Mobilization.;' Director Consents ' To Remain At Post WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. (UP) — The man who's known as "assistant president", James Byrnes, will remain director of lite Office of War Mobilization until Germany Is defeated. That's the announcement from the White House today. Byrnes originally intended to quit his post this week. But While House Secretary Steve Early announced that the President asked Byrnes to slay on the job until Germany is beaten. The statement !ulds:'"The President is very much gratified by the willingness of Justice Byrnes to continue at his post, and the work of the office will, therefore, continue as at present." It's business as usual on Capitol Hill today. The 78th Congress reconvened for its final lame duck session, with about 50 senators and ISO representatives present. Thcj shook hands all around and traded yarns about experiences in the recent election campaign. After a brief opening session, Congress recessec until noon Thursday. Senate Newcomer There was a newcomer to the Senale, but he knew nls way around Capitol Hill. He is 30-year-old William Jcnner of Indiana, once an elevator operator in the House of Representatives, now back in Washington to serve an uncxpired term from now until January 3: He is a former Indiana slate senator and served as a captain in the Army Air Corps in this war. The Democratic party now seems assured of at least 244 members ii the new House. For an additicma Republican representative lias beei unseated in Missouri. And the Senate lineup will be about 58 Democrats and 37 Republicans. The present Congress has a fc major war and postwar measures to consider. One of the most controversial is the question of compulsory military training after the war It was disclosed today that Sccre tary-of War Stimson has told coii gicssional leaders thai tl<u United States must maintain a much large peacetime military establishmen than it did in prewar yeais. F^vor Postponement However,, some supporters of com •"".Tjulsory.. ti.<j>'iii>b believe- the -mat ter should be postponed until nex year to allow more time to mobilizi sentiment behind the proposal. The. War Food Administration ad vised Congress today that the federal price support program slioul; be continued because there is a pos sibility of farm surpluses. And WPA also proposed an increase of frorr three to five billion dollars in the borrowing power of the Commodit' Credit Corporation. Other requests for money total ling more than $425,000,000 cami. from executive departments and agencies. The largest came from the Navy Department for a defi cicncy appropriation. Speaking of finances, Chairman Robert Wagner of the Senate Bank ing and Currency Committee, say that congressional action on th international monetary ag-ccmen signed at Bretton Woods, probabl will be delayed until next years. Two Persons Known Deac In Truck-Car Collision MEMPHIS, Nov. 14. (UP)—A least two persons were killed in tin crash of a heavily-laden transpor truck and a car at a highway in tersection near Memphis today Deputy Sheriff H. J. Beach say that those killed were identifiec from papers in their wallets as Wil Ham Watson, of Pleasant Hill, Miss and Atlas Linzic Ray, of Millet Miss. A third person is believec buried under the wreckage of tin two machines. Witnesses say the car and tin truck both plunged over n high em bankment, burst into names am exploded several times. However none knew how the accident hap pened. The victims were passenger in the automobile. A fourth person, W. W. Fisher of Memphis, driver of the truck wh leaped from the cab as it went ovc the embankment, was uninjured. N. Y. Stocks" mATHBVILLB, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVIOMBKH H, 1944 AT&T Amer Tobacco .., Anaconda Copper Bclh Steel ...:... Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Motors 163 65 26 61 87 13G 62 Montgomery Ward -52 : 3nt Harvester 77 Standard of N J 53 Texas Corp 47 U S Steel 56 Weather Commercial Radio Facilities Again Set Up In Philippines By United Press The United States and the Philippines again are linked by commercial radio after more than 30 months of silence United Press War Correspondent Frank Hewlett, who filed the last press dispatch from Corregidor on April 11, 1042, sent the first, message today over the new wireless station. Ihe lacililies were installed to enable the American correspondents ( 0 send the homefolk.s up-to-the-miinite news developments straight from the scene of battle Arkansas Briefs LITTLE UOCK—Slatehouse circles say lhal Governor-Elect Ben I.aney of Camdeii has appointed Armil Taylor, Clarksvlllc insurance and real estate man, as his legislative secretary. Taylor Is a former stale senator and a former member of Ihe Arkansas Board of Education, HOT SPRINGS.—Miss Helen Keller, celebrated deaf and blind author, will visit the Hot Springs Army-Navy Hospital lomorrow and Thursday. She will devote the greater part of her visit at Hot Springs to wards and lalkinjf with patients and personnel, giving special attention (o blind and deaf veterans. The Hot Springs Army-Navy Hospital will be the lirst visilcd by Miss Keller on her nalion-uide lour of government hospitals. LITTLE HOCK.—Only 26 of Arkansas' W counties have fonvarii- cil official returns from last Tuesday's general election (o Secretary of Slate C. G. Hall. Hall says that county election commissioners must file llieir certified returns by Friday to comply with the state election laws. LITTLE ROCK.—William B. Stinnett, bookkeeper for a Little Hock farm implement firm, was crushed to dcalh Monday when his automobile was pinned between a moving boxcar and a loadiiiR dock. Stinnett was u native of Chidester, Ouachita county, but had lived in Little Rock for 29 years. He was 49 years of age. Musicians Rush New Recordings End Of Long-Standing Dispute Is Reached "And Studios Get Busy NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (U.P.)— Extensive plans for recording popular and classical music were revealed today following settlement of the long standing dispute between James c. Petrillo's American Federation of Musicians and RCA Victor, Columbia Recording Corporation, and the transcription department of National Broadcasting company. RCA lost no time in getting to work. Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra made music to the tune of "The Trolley Song" for RCA Sunday and records of the tune went on sale in Philadelphia Mon- riay afternoon. Sales in New York One of the news dispatches filed from Ihe Philippines today tells of a youthful guerrilla leader whose force of 1000 men used bow niul nr- row on a 2',-i year Jap hunt. The Filipino guerrillas sny llicy killed some 5000 enemy soldiers vvilout losing n man. The guerrilla lender arrived on Leyte today from larger Philippine Islands. Americans Gain Meanwhile American Invasion forces on Leyte have pushed to within five miles of the key road junction of Llhungao in the determined fight for the west const port of Ornioc. The American wedge threatens to isolate two enemy divisions which are grimly holding out along Ihe ridges and niountnlns running north of their last big stronghold. The American drive also is aimed at cutting the main link between Onnoc and an alternate Jap evacuation port, l(i miles to the norlh- WCEt. The Australian radio says there lias been no evidence of iiew Jnp landings on Leyte. But Inst week's rennorcements have pushed np the enemy defense garrison to possibly 75.000 men Including five of the best divisions armies. Manila Again Raided Meanwhile American naval air power is hilling very hard at Manila, possible supply point for enemy troops on Leyle. Radio Berlin says 400 carrier- based planes struck at the Philipi pines capital and surrounding area again this morning. Earlier German dispatches report, the same number of American raiders appeared over Manila yesterday. Six hundred miles to the west, in the Palous, the smnll Jap force that re-invaded one liny island south of Pcleliu nre cut off from reinforcements or supplies by a -rule by two American boats and a destroyer. On the Asiatic mainland, the Chinese high command officially confirms the Japanese capture of Lluchow, former site of one of Hie largest American air bases insouth- eastern China. The 14lli Air Force fliers have moved, back to rear bases nf£gr thoroughly, demolishing-' the. "Liu- chow base.and are continuing to harass the main Jap columns and their supply lines. Hitler Reported Under Knife For Throat Ailment Now At Berchtesgaden Following Operation, 'High German' Says LONDON, Nov. 14. (UP)—A "high iermim personality" reported In Switzerland locluy that Adolf Hitler lad undergone n Ihroat operation it Ucrchtesgndcn after a dangerous tumor had developed from nn old ailment. The unidentified Ocmum said the nystcrioitsly-abscnt Hitler (itljl Is In his hideout in the Bavarian' Alps nfter submitting to the operation. London observers said the story has nn authentic ring and cerliiluly would explain Miller's long silence during (liis critical phase of the w«r. The Gerimm said the oiwrullon wns performed by a Vienna physician, However, he nave no details of the operation or of Hitler's present condition. A dangerous throat ailment certainly would account for Hitler's silence last week on the anniversary of the Munich beer hall putsch. Hitler was gassed as a World War'I in the Jnp jungle :tarted this morning. Sammy Kayo and 1: lis orchestra gun- No Diphtheria Epidemic Here Some Coses Reported; Precautions Advised To Prevent Spread The several recent cases of diphtheria in Blytlieville nre not of epidemical proportions but precautions should be taken to prevent any more were recording in Chicago for RCA cascs occurring, it was announced yesterday, and today Tommy Dor- Iodn 5' by Dr. E. C. Budcl, director of SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Defenses Of Metz Crac Under Powerful Assault Yanks Take Seconi foti Late Bulletins LONDON, Nov. 14 (l).l'.)_ The Ilrlllsh Ailmlniily announced that nine (irrmsin ships liuvii fcccn .sunk In n convoy buttle off Norway, corporal, and it seems probable timt 1 anscl> KllS!ll »any ailment of Ihe throat may have steiijiued from that cause. German broadcasters have, been WITH TIIK I1N1TU1) STATKS THIKI) AUMY IN FKANCi:, Nov. 14. (I)!')— American Third Army troops advanced three miles through Ihe German defenses below Mctz today and ruptured Hut forlllied town nf I'uullly, a l-'i miles soulli of Mel*. LONDON, Nov. 14. (UV)—It K 'revealed lliiil (he KAF Illcrs wlni sank the. Rcriiuin haltlcshlp Tlr- plti look off from n lillhurlo- secrct refueling baitc lit Arch- trying frantically to explain Hit!,. long absence. But Swiss dispute! ufs say rumors arc rampant, among tlio Nir/ls that he is wounded, ailing or dead. At the same time Stockholm dispatches, reported by the OWI' say financial panic Is sweeping Oer- iu Iy.-r,u5e the Gestapo has arrested two prominent German bank" s "Runs" are said to have started on many German banks, and even large Industrial firms are said to have tried to withdraw their funds A Stockholm newspaper says the panic is worse than Hint experienced by the bank crash of l!)31. ' , Incidentally, the government' of ISire has declined to jcln'other neutral nations in refusing snnctuaty to proscribed Axis war criminals A British spokesman In Commons said Eire has rejected the Allied demand that neutrals close their doors to war-guilty Axis leaders who might try to flee abroad. However he said Eire also had informed lirl- tnm that since the start, of.the'war it has denied admission to nil aliens whose presenpe .would be' at variance with the government's 'neii- trality pol.ioy, ' ."•—-'*'^ . .•• Jaycees To Erect Cross For Coming Seal Sale A large, electrically lighted double-barred cross symbol of the tuberculosis association, will be ercct- LONDON, Nov. II. (IIP)—I'rlnie Minister U'ln.slim Churchill returned late today from I'jtrls, where he conferred with General Charles DC <iaulle uud took [iarl in the Armistice liny celelmillim, Truck Line Workers End Four-Day Strike U'lTLE ROCK, Nov. 14 (UP) Borne 40 truck drivers and dock workers at The Motor Express, Inc., of Little Roc!; have gone buck to work following a four-day strike which tied up more thnn 250,000 TOIIAY'8 WAR ANALYSIS Ready-Made Berlin Roads Await Allies i % .1AMK8 IIAKPKK United 1'res.i Stuff Writer When Allied nrmlo.s urc freewheeling down the rand to llerlln I hey will owe n voUs of llmnks to Adolf Hitler. lie's the man who built the load. Hitler built it vast, web of superhighway;, ncivxss the Reich to help Germany conciucr Europe. Hut the roods will boomerang. In (he end, they will help Europe coupler Germany. Those .speedways, among the best In the world, are called Releli.iautobiihneii, which, trnnsliit- cd literally, means the realm's auto trucks. The lil-foot-wldc roads consist of double Itirce-lnnc concrete ribbons will) 15-foot parkways in felwecn. Generally, they resemble, the Pennsylvania Turnpike from 1'ltlsburnh to Hnrrkburg. Just Lieut. J. H. Harp Killed At Dakar Co-Pilot On Bomber Victim Of Crash In French Wesf Africa Second Lieut. John H. Harp, 24, wns killed In an aircraft crush , . , - , N °v- C nt Dakar, French West Af- ubout half the projected 8500 miles Hen. the Wnr Department yeslcr- were completed by lOao, when Ilio vyir suspended construction. Allied (mules now me inching closer to this network. Near Aachci pounds of freight In the Lltllc Rock depot. •Ihe drivers and dock workers, ..- , ,, members of the A. P. of L. Tennis- n -10-iulle spur extends northeast ters Union, went bnck to work last of Cologne, Other day afternoon notified his parents, Mr. and Mis. H. L. Harp, 010 West Walnut, _ ________ Their older son, Lieut. Harry R. held by the American Fli-f,t Army] i IInr l>, llls " Is In foreign service as ... . - - - — -- • — •- •••-•i Igh . when company nnd union of" ' Allied lore p r.tnnd ncur n mnln north-south nol>nl ""Dcr-hlghwny passing ' Ih wigslinfen. And a third ends at Will Giiln Airfields Those roads will servo Allied air, ns well ns ground, forces. A British expert estimates that no more thnn Americans Enlarge Bridgeheai Across Moselle To The' North sui'iuaiio Au-iEn HICADQUARTEUS, NOV. 1-1 ' —The AmiTicmis have chalked up another gain at Met/,: The Thinl Army hns captured the second of nine forts ring| INK the city and IIII.H opened a frontal assault onit from thu west. For I Ynor fell today to American troops advancing iYonl Ihe .south UmuiKh a cold rain to within three and one-liali miles of Met'/.. A regimental combat team of the Fifth Dil vision cut northward from Verny through Hie village =ql Oniy and on about a mile to topple the Yser fortress group. At the same time, the 95th DiJ vision attacked nl Chateau Saiiil Gci main, less than four miles wesl of Metis, It now- Is moving direct-I y toward the fortress city In thil first head-on assault from the west! As some : of General Patton't loops wedged deeper Into the gun-l studded steel ring around Mct'zl other Third Army soldiers baltcr cd forward against sporadic counJ Icr-nllaeks nil along the lino: "'I Nineteen miles north of Metzl other Third Army elements havt widened and deepened a bridge-] head across the Moselle rlvci- • tcJ within a mllc-and-n-hall of ili'd German frontier. ...... . This bridgehead now Is sevci mite.'! deep at the eastern tip, three! miles deep at the western tip nndl sovcn miles. wide. The bridgeheatll is swelling out toward the German! frontier near Its Junction with tliel Luxembourg border. - - ;l Five, miles downstream from tlVol bridgehead, Third Army troops havel cleared the Germans out of Thlon-l vlllc and Its adjoining fort. A bridgcl across the Moselle has been cap-l lurcrl inlnct, Faculty Member Dies While On Hunting Trip . PQNWAY, Ark., Nov (UP)— Flf-' 50 of tllc 4(M) airfields in Germany ty-flve-i'cnf-old Guy Dnn Eslcs;. " e " 0 <l»ljipcd lor/all-weJUhcr ,use. head of the'Arkansas Slnte Tench- with trnmport, lines' already ers _ College mathematics . department ,. and former athletic conch, dlc(l''df a heart attack while hunt- clogged, Ihe Allies may have difficulty rushing Into Ihe lielch the two thousand tons of steel-matting ing near conway Monday after- needed to wciilher-proof the avcr- I age airfield. But Germany's broad Cnrrolton, Iloonc atper-hlghways would .servo admlr- noon, A native of ed during the coming week by £ 0 !'i" Ly ' Estcs wns S rntlll »ted from nlily a.s landing strips, members of the Junior Chamber •;,.', °" tc H ' B| ' Scl1001 nnd recclv- 1 'lliose roads, started buck In 1033, of Commerce as their contribution' g 1 :'»«. degree of Bachelor of Civil ! actually were dc.slisncd to lend toward the forthcoming National ^''leering from the University or mobility to the German army. rtiberculosis Seal Sale, members ot Arkn ! ls " s '» 11". He was chosen I with them, the Nn'/ls could easily , that, organization decided last night. , ° r , tlle mtl All-South- 1 msh troops from one sector to nn- Y •• «^***utvi Jit aij lilKtll,. ,,,i_| f 'it i. , --...-.. .1 noil ki uujj.i ii uiii i;j j(j acuiui IU it 11- Meeting nl the Hotel Nolile for * Ml f °°"">» 'enm while attending other. Hitler frankly admitted that olnner, members voted the construe- llVL , U '. llve . rs "* of Arkansas. He . ,j, c highways were fnr ahead of ARKANSAS—Cloudy with showers this afternoon and in cast and south portions tonight. Cooler except extreme southeast portion tonight. Wednesday, partly cloudy and cooler. Showers in extreme east portion in early morning. sey and his orchestra will start recording in Hollywood, followed in the next few days by Dinah Shore and Artie Shaw nnd his new band. On the classical front, Jose Iturbi rushed to the recording studios following a broadcast Sunday night and lent his talcnU to a 10-inch platter featuring Morton Gould's Boogie Woogie Etude on one side and "Blues 1 ' by the same composer on the other. Gladys Swnrthout and Blanche Thebon, a new Metropolitan soprano, will make RCA classical Red Seals Inter this week. A week from Jifonday Serge Kousscvltzkl and the Boston Symphony, whose dispute with the union antedates (hat of the recording companies, will record. A few hours after Monroe recorded for RCA, Andre Kostel- antez and his orchestra recorded "Ave Maria," the Shubcrt version, on one side and the Bach-Gounod on the other, for Columbia. Harry James recorded for Columbia yesterday and Prank Sinatra is expected to give with "The Voice" for the records sometime this week. Tlie dispute which has been going on for more than two years, arose when the American Federation of Music demanded that the iccording companies pay all recording fees directly to tlie union's treasury. The recording companies refused and stopped making records on Aug. 1, 1942. Petrillo announced late Saturday that Ills union had won full victory and that lie expected contracts to bring S4,000,000 into the union's funds within the next year. RCA officials said that they expected to concentrate on keeping up with popular songs in the near future and would have to work in popular standard numbers which the Mississippi County Health Unit. This is the season in which the disease occurs most generally with 14 cases reported in 21 counties. Every child should have shots for immunization of diphtheria between ages of six months nnd six years and if older the Scliick lest should first be given to determine if immunized by nature, before shots are given. The Schick test, given any time after a six weeks period has elapsed following the doses, will determine whether the child is immunized. This test is the only known way of determining this as shots sometimes have to be given the second time for immunization, It was pointed out. It rained .27 of an inch this morn- Ing before 0 o'clock and after a brief period of sunshine, clouds ngain gathered. Minimum temperature last night wns 55 degrees for an imseasonal high nnd maximum tcmpefivuirc' j-esterdny was 76 degrees. appeared during they could. the dispute ns Leerchv»//e Man Wounded Mrs. Maxine Whitnker of Leacli ville has been notified by the War Department that ' her husband, Staff Sergt. Raymond M. Will taker, has been wounded in action. '- He" was flailing in Ihe Europeaji , theater. Thomas Named Assistant To Arkmo President Announcement wns made today by Jame.s Hill Jr., president of Arkansas-Missouri Power Corporn- llon, that at a meeting of the Hoard of Directors here yesterday, E. B. Thomas was made assistant to the president.- Before joining the company a year ago Mr. Thomas served as officer manager for the Arundel, Corporation, Consolidated Engineering Company and Hardaway Contracting Company engaged in the construction of a large Naval Base at Ensenada .Honda,' Puerto Rico. His extensive experience in utility work for seven years as assistant chief accountant of the Arkansas Department of Public Utilities, his public accounting work and banking experience qualifies him for this position, it was pointed out by Mr. Hill. Mr. Thomas is well acquainted in Mississippi County, as well as in the entire territory served by the. company, consisting of some SB towns in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. Charles Moore Wounded Sergt. Charles n. Moore has been wounded lu action In the European area, the War Department has notified his brother Robert L, Moore. . ' •" •* 'wi-i-u mi; ti'llilJ. IjL.- tion of this cross In some prominent (.ownlown district, with work to be started immediately. James Smo- nermon, president of tlie Jaycees also is vice president of the MIs- s ssippi county Tuberculosis Association. Club members also pledged their concerted efforts toward sale of lie "E" bonds during the next Wnr Bond sale In which the club will take an active part. A number of guests attended Ihe meeting, when other routine bus- ness was tranactcd -orp. Robert Bennett Is Missing In Action Corp. Robert Bennett, son of Robert Bennett of Caruthersville, Mo., and Mrs. Eva Bennett of i iijnai,j> ( nii6 Dccn reported missing in action over Germany since Oct. 6. He Is a radio-gunner on a B-17 Hying Fortress. A graduate of Cnruthersville High School In 1939, he has been In the air service since January, 1912, when he entered training nt Randolph Field, Texas. He was sent overseas Sept. I, 1044. Joined the faculty nt Arkans Teachers College ns athlcl in 1015. STFU Opens Meetin LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 14 More Ihan 200 delegates ^ peeled to register today opening sessions of the annual meeting of the . Tenant Farmers Union a Rock Todays sessions will be lo roulinc rcporls and d but at least two promlne lenders are scheduled to ad convention Wednesday. include Secretary Hal p. the Canncy Workers Counc American Federation of 1 Secretary Edward H. Weylr Kentucky Federation of I Chicago Wheat open high low cl Dec. . 1G5-K 16G lG3'i 10 May . 1GOK 101 !i 151','j 15 Chicago Rye Dec. . 112}; 112-V, 108 10 May . IIOX 11071 106!<T 10 Educators To Ask Two Mill More For Teachers' Salarie* LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 14 (UP) — The Arkansas Education Association's council of education has adopted a legislative program asking for n two-million-dollar annual addition lo teachers' salaries. The money would come from unsiKci- iied state funds. Association President J. E. O'Danlel says governor-elect Ben Lnney has pledged to make an effort to find the money to increase the salaries out of savings in slate government cosls. If the money cannot he obtained from this source, the ABA president says Laney may tcallocntc future revenues from existing taxes. Other points of the legislative program adopted by the council Include ' First, that provisions be made to allot $10 per teacher per year from the state salary aid fund to every school district to help establish and finance an adequate sick leave policy. Second, that the teacher salary law be amended to set up a minimum allowance formula for teachers ranging from $600 a year salary with one year's college training lo SH40 for teachers willi five year's college training. education propose a reorg plan which will make hlg facilities available for all and submit the proposal u of each proposed admi unit. And fourth, that the sal for county school superv changed to provide that pay $1500 and Uic eounl pay up to $1500 for superv! less thnn a bachelor's dcg both the state and cou $1650 for those with a t degree. And that both and counly pay $1800 for 11 a master's degree. Other points on the pro elude: That the state ass sponslbllily for aiding all In providing pupil trnnsp that provision be made fo tlon of small ineffective sc trlcts and annexation of t rltory; that the compulso attendance law be siren that a $200,000 fund be from the common school be used in purchasing sur materials usable by scho that school districts be lo pay board and room f within the district who li\ Third, that each county board, of latej areas. j the progressive spirit of the Na- tlonnl Socialist Government nnd I attract tourists from other eoun- Beyond the program tvcrc ex- foppcd up n quarter of a. million for Ihe German unemployed, eleventh ' ni e Job of building the vast su- Soiithcrn pcr-hlghway system veinlng the t Little Reich was handed lo the nation's squadron nnvluntor now stationed somewhere In France, Co-pilot on a B-20 bomber, Lieutenant Harp nnd his crow were nt an Intcriucdinte point of their destination for active duty, after having left Snvniiniih, On., two weeks ago. doing overseas wns the climax to training which began In February, 1043, when he entered the Army Atr Forces. From Wichltfi Soulh of the, Third Army front,! the American Seventh Army has! fiuviinceti ns much as; two 'miles iiil nn Intensified 'assault' east of cap-l lined Luilevllle. The Seventh, un-l dcr Lieutenant General 'Alexander! Patch, now Is within 1G milcs'of tliel French cltyof Saarbourg. Incidentally, Prime Churchill Is revealed to -Minister] have in- Falls. Texns, where he wns sent from dump' Robinson, he first was In training nt Dickinson College, Carlisle/fa., before being sent to Nnshvlllo. Tcnn., for-classlflcatlon (/tin- Hmary*'twining for flying w'ns received nt Mnxwell Field, Ala. nnd he iilsu trained at Clnrksdale, „- ... -. --.,. ^-.,.—;--, .-Miss., nnd Orccnvlllq, Miss before I tnony.Bden.told the House of Com- -rnduntlng In May, 1044 at GcorKc " IQ " S that Churchill's conversnllons I told, III. ' with General Dc'aaullc and other I French lenders, were "emtnerflyI successful,;.' Ho said France 'and] Britain nre closer friends thnn ever. si^cted .the Vosges mountain, front 1 ! tlH'Ci'.r; h'ls! .' feen ( . visit lo"'Far!i. I Chllrchill returned to London to. An <l. discussion, Speakers Labor. close pr.cl. 1G5T, 100% Field, His wings and commission earned Lieutenant Harp wns sent lo Burksdale Field, Shrcvepoil, La., for bomber training nnd to assemble his crew. Tlie.crew, formed, he nud his men went to Savannah where they were given Ihoir ship for the trip over and the work they had set out to do: His parents witnessed the ceremony when Lieutenant Harp iYe- ccivcd his wings nii ( i commission, and he spent a 10-day Icnvc nt home In August. Ills mother last saw him a mouth ago when she visited him nl Sbrcveporl. Bom In Charleston, Mo..•lieutenant Flarp nnd his family moved here In 1029. Tic wns graduated from Blythevllle High School, dur- railway construction engineers. The ing'.hi ^ , e e LT cnnl ycd roads were stretched through, open nt Mond Clothing CompnnJ coimlr b-an * ' Tenchcrs jrs be c slate board pay bachelor's country, by-passing big towns nnd cities. Grade crossings were cllml- nntcd and over and under-phsscs average two for each mile of construction. Curves were made as gradual ns on n rnllrond. After the easy Germnn victories In the early months of the war, highway building plnns were revised to include the Invaded Balkans. But ihe Germans never got around to resuming the program. For one Uitiijj, they fell short of grabbing the oil of thc'Caucasus. Never long on gasoline and petroleum, they could spare little for transport by truck over super-highways. By mid-1943 their maintenance was abandoned. British experts now estimate that tlie Nazis have lost three-fourths of Ihe oil refining capacity they iiad on May I. They arc depending almost entirely on horse-drawn vehicles and railroads for transport. Hence, Ihosc super-highways now arc, more than ever, a while elephant. Six principal routes form a super-highway grid in Germany. The two north-south routes are from Hamburg to Bnsel, from Stettin to Munich. The four east-west links fire from Hamburg to Konigsburg, from Cologne to Frankfurt, from Cologne to Brcslnu and from Karlsruhe to Munich, Other main _. routes radiate from Berlin and o'clock. sludcnt nt Southeast, Missouri - ... nt Cape airnrdcni. a year, when he made his home with nn aunt, Miss Hattle Hnrp, he later transferred to Hcn- drlx College, Conway. He left college to enter the Army. His parents nlso have a daughter, Mrs. John Arends ot Charleston, Mo. Whether Memorial services will be held has not been decided. Mrs. Arends nnd daughter, Martha Frances, and Mrs, Harp's sister, Miss Ecillh Rouse, of Oharlcs- >ols. And permitted Army Fugitive.f Who Stole Plane Is Under Arrest NEW OKLEANS, Nov. 14. <UP1 Hobert G. 'knlow, object of a na- I tlonwidc thanhunt for the past two days, was In the hands of federal nutllorltics here today after he had been apprehended by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday evening in the c6ckttiil lounge of a locai hotel. .••,""! The fugitive had escaped Friday I night from Craig Field, Ala., where lie wns being held pending his removal to Atlanta penitentiary where he had been sentenced to a term of 30 years by an Army court martial. J This sentence was a reduction of nl previous life sentence given him by the Army. Knslow hud escnpcd from the bnma field In n stolen AT-C trainer j plane which crashed Saturday .at ! Mlchoud, a few miles north of New Orleans. He parachuted to safety. At the- time of his arrest here, he was dressed In the full uniform of a second lieutenant in the United States Air Forces. He was accompanied by a local New Orleans girl, Urn, came last night to be with I whom he had known for nbout one tlie family. {year. Authorities refused to reveal her name, f 1 Fire In Alley Causes Damage To Phone Lines A fire Inst night, which started from' empty boxes swept Into the alley behind Kress Store, resulted In suspension of telephone service nl the City Hall and damage of several hundred dollars to telephone lines and poles. It Is believed a match, tossed Into tlie pile of Irash, caused tlie flames which broke out at 8:30 spurs thrust out from tlie prlncl- ! pal cities In- Spreading rapidly to a telephone to the Thus, the highways built to nc J J? 1 ?.' c "" y ' ne . comodate Germany's tourist trade'" 8 , 1 wlt ' T tirc department nnd soon will serve millions of British po , licc hc!ld 1«">rtcri across the American and Russian travelers. n " cy ' rlr e r » | :" on duty extinguished Germany's invaders have been provided with every modern convenience with the compliments of the management. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS— IWFA)—Livestock: Hogs 11,600 salable 10.500; top 14,35; 180270 Ibs, 14.35; 140-170 Ibs. 13-H; sows 13.75-13,85. Cattle 8,000 salable 7,500; calves 3,000 nil salable; mixed yearlings & heifers 13.25-14; cows 7-11; canners nnd cutters 5-6.75; slaughter sicers 0.25-17.SO; slaughter heifers 8-16.75; stockcr nnd feeder steers 7.76-13.26. the flames. Telephone service suspended, because of the burned wires, law- enforcement officers and firemen were sent to a nearby telephone, until service was resumed, telephone workmen bcgln- used with nlng their labor immediately after the flames were extinguished. New York Cotton Mar. May- July Oct. 2191 2103 2177 2105 2101 2172 2172 2101 2172 2172 2177 2157 2157 2106 20S1. 2084: 2191 2191 2175 2102 Dec. . 2180 2181 21(54 216G 2179 Mehrle ! Heads Kiwanians; Other Officers Elected CARUTItERSVILLE. Mo., Nov. 14 —Robert C. Mchrle was elected president .of the Caruthersville Kiwanis Club nt the regular election of officers held Wednesday night at the meeting. He will succeed Attorney Everett Reeves Other 'officers elected were: Charles Dorroh, vice president; R. O. Mulliniks, rcclected treasurer; Gregory Carey, Hosea Wilson, John Van Ausdall Jr., B. o. Bennett, Don--' aid Magee, Owen Ferris and Lll- bpurn Green, directors. '.'.,'. Former LSU President May Win Release Soon NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 14 (U.P.) --Dr. James Monroe Smith, former president of Louisiana State University, lias been recommended for clemency, which makes possible his .early* release from the state penitentiary i where he is serving an 8 to 24 year sentence for his participation In the Louisiana scandals cases, it was announced late Monday, by .Laurence A. Saueif, secretary of the Pardon Board. Dr. Smith still, has a 30-month federal sentence to serve, also !n connection with the scandals cases. The application of William G. Rankln, }another figure,"in the seandals,''fpr n pardon,' wns denied by the board. . "...

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