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BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER QP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTllliABT MISSOURI 4 t / VOL. XU—NO. 200 Blythevllle Daily News Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley leader UIA'THIWILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVKMBKU 1C, I'M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS NEW DRIVES OPEN ON WESTERN FRONT TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Mount-batten May Deliver Delayed Blow . By JAMES 1IAUPER United Press Staff Writer » Britain's forgotten army soon may come up with one of its greatest victories. Although America generally is credited with shouldering the heaviest load in the Pacific, the British 14lh Army is holding the greatest single front against Japan. Some three-quarters of a million English and Indian soldiers nrc deployed along a 700-mile line in Burma- second in length only to the Russian front. With the lifting monsoon lams, the sprawling Southeast Asif. command soon may pull off a lons,- delaycd offensive against the Japs. That command comprises 10,000 square miles, mostly of mountains nnd jungles. In one direction it stretches a distance equal to that from New York to Detroit, and in another from New York lo Chicago. The Cinderella 14th Army long has had lo get along with odds and ends left oil over from other Allied units in Africa and Europe. The Southeast Asia commander, Admits! Lord Louis Mountbntten, said recently: "From my original association with combined operations, many people, myself included, jumped In the conclusion that large-scale amphibious operations in Southeast Asia would be the order of the day." Mountbatlen added: "But . . . all landing ships and craft originally alotted had to be withdrawn for more urgent operations in the west and, in fact, carried the troops that assaulted the Anzlo beaches and have subsequently been taking part in the Invasion of Prance." Wide Invasion Area But now the landings in Europe are over. Mountbatten probably can have.all the assault boats he wants. Available for invasion' is a stretch of Burma and Malaya shoreline longer than the original invasion coast-of Europe. Mc.uatBattcr.j-.aj on tap a .top-flight"fleet r ^-T-&ently reinforced by a British armada capable alone of taking on the whole Jap navy. At his side is Ihe former British Eighth Army commander, Sir Oliver Leese, and a bombing expert, Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory. Monntbatten could mount an invasion 1100 miles across 1 the Indian Ocean to Rangoon from his headquarters at Ceylon. Or he could stop off enroute al the way-station Nico- bar or Andaman Islands, roughly half-way across. Landing in Malaya, he could slice across that 50-mile- wide peninsula and block off Singapore from the Japs in Burma. Or he could come ashore at Rangoon, thus inserting a plug in Japan's main supply funnel for its Burma garrison. Could Liberate Burma Landing near Rangoon, Allied troops could advance northward between the lateral mountains ribbing Burma, thus crushing the Japs ngatnst the 14lh Army coming down from, the north. Tills would complete" the liberation of Burma and return to the British Empire one of its most valued possessions. But the 14th Army, which has been killing five Japs for every loss, already has a head start toward . liberating Burma. One column is y closing on Bhamo, n terminal point on the new Burma road. A 25-mile supply road runs northeast from Bhamo toward the Chinese frontier. Another column is driving down the railroad from Myllkyina, toward Mandalay, Burma's second city. In the west, other columns are herding the Japs back toward the Chindwin aiver. It's been a tough war for the 14th Army. Some of Us men haven't Ijcen home in three years. Patrols operate in the juncle atone for 10 days or more. If they don't come back at the end of that time, they don't come back at all. Every Jap must he forked out of his fox-hole with a bayonet. The enemy fights lo the last man. And that last man blow r s himself up wilh a grenade. It's been a battle of mud, monsoons and mosquitos. Bui soon that battle may pay ofT, with victory. Rotarians- Shown Movie In Interest Ot War Loan Germany's Defenses Under Soviet Attack LONDON, Nov. 10 (U.P.)— Russinn troops were reported this afternoon to have broken through German lines covering Budapest. The British radio said the Red Army now is "pouring toward the eastern outskirts of the city."'Quoting Moscow correspondents, the broadcast said Soviet tanks and infantry were massed in a half-circle around Pest, tlie eastern half of the Hungarian capital. Arkansas Briefs LITTLE ItOCK—U. S. Senalor James M. Mead of New York will be jcucsl o f honor al a banquet t'iven by the Little Rock local of the National Federation of I'ost Office Clei'ks at the Hotel La- faycllc Nov. K. 1*0 E. George, National Federation president, will also atlend Hie bunqucl. LITTLE ROCK — Raymond C. Euran has lakcn over duties as as special agent in charge of the Little Ilock office of Ihe Federal Euieau of Investigation. Surau succeeds It. .1. Untreineiv who has taken charge of the El Paso, Texas FBI office. LITILE KOCK—The Children's Bureau of the Department of Labor has filed a complaint in U. S. District Courl al Little Rock ngainsl Ihc Russellville Canning Company. The suit seeks an in- junclion lo prevent the company from emploj-inf child labon AUKADELI'HIA—An unidentified grandfalber has deposited S4000 al Ouachila College al Ar- kadelpbia to pay for cducalion'of hbj Iwo grandchildren, aged two ami four. Should the two, for some reason, fail to enroll when they reach age, the money would become Ihe property of the college. The college is lo give each 'child "a, four-year'coursp.. .. .". LITTLE 11 O C K — Nonsignor John J. Ilcaly of/Little Rock has been appointed as public representative of the Arkansas State apprenliccs'hip council. The council is composed of three members rcprcscnling employers and two representing the public. One correspondent said Ihe fore- uost Soviet units were only 10 miles east of Budapest. On the south, Ihc Red Army Is Inside the city's edge Bolh Berlin and Moscow reported earlier lhat Ihe Russian Hanking drives east of Ihe Hungarian capital were gaining momentum. Towns Captured Immediately east of Budapest Ret 1 Army forces captured Metide and were within two miles of a lown lhat according to German reports was Ihe keystone of the capital's Japanese To Die Or Win Victory, Yamashita Says Recapture Of Leyte Only Hope, General Tells His Troops liy Uiilicil I'rciii The Japanese arc no longer making even Ihe slightest pretense about ihe value they put on General Yamashila's ntlempt to recapture Levtc. The Berlin radio quoles n Tokyo dlspiiteh as saying that tho current bnltlc .tor llic island is regarded' as a decisive one In Japan's cTlpl- tal city. Premier General Kunlakl Koiso terms the fight one lhat has '-brought Japan and Amcrlcn to Ihe crossroads." ; Still another Tokyo dispatch says the Japanese commander uL Ormoc has ordered his troops lo fight to the death. General. Yamashlta Is quoted as warning his men "we will not return alive without recapturing l.eyle." southeastern defenses. " R ul, even so, Ihc lide of bailie Farther east olher Red Army ou the mid-Philippines Island con- units toppled Jaszbcrcny and be- 'hmes to be in favor of American gan a three-pronged drive on the invaders, 'I win forces driving on key rail center of Hnlvnn some 22 Onnoc from llic south nnd norlli miles from Budapest, | mive hammered lo within 10 lo 12 At the northeastern end of the mttfs ai tllc I'. 01 ' 1 ^'- '"' • Red Hanking drive, strong Soviet' The southern lorcc reached Ihc units have smashed within nine 10-mile point- after annihilating a miles of Kiskolc,' Hungary's fifth small Japanese force that attempted May Be Envoy Hcnri Bonnet, formerly Commissioner of Informntlon in the French Commilleo of Nation!!! Liberation la Algiers, will be the iicxl French ambassador lo Washington, il lias been reported. He has visited the U. S. several limes. . LITTLE ROCK—Clyde C. Couller of Litlle Rock, superintendent of the Aifcansas Anti-saloon League, will sjcak at the 33rd annual conference of the Anti- saloon League at Louisville, Ky., Nov. 25 through the 29lh. city and another important communications center. Meanwhile, Soviet Iroops at the other end of Hie Hungarnfazrqnnole lines are battering at the southern outskirts of Budapest and pushing around its rear from a bridgehead on the west bank of the Danube. Nazis Pledge Defense While the Soviet army newspaper Iled Star reports increasing defections in the Hungarian army, Berlin continues to claim Ihc Nazis will defend Budapest to the' last ditch. Berlin says Budapest will never be made an open eity nnd adds that the Nazis arc going to defend 11 as bitterly as Aachen was defended 01 tlie weste'rn-lroiit. ' Elsewhere-'In eastern Europe, Ihe Yugoslavs; say': German forces .ap- mrently' arc preparing tb make stand along the Dalmatian coast in Yugoslavia. •. Allied sources in Rome say Hint British Commandos have staged hit-and-run raid on the German ;arrison on Melds Island in the Aegean Sea. British warships supported the landing. Members of the BlythevUle Rotary Club met today noon at Hotel Noble, when a United States Naval picture "Freedom Comes High" was shown in the interest of the Sixth War Loan Drive which opens Monday. A brief address on Ihc subject of the coming drive was given by Loy Eich, chairman for Chlcka- Eawbba District. Guests at the meeting Included Tom Walkins of Luxorn, Dean "While-side of Osceola, and Roy Hea. Football Game Upsets Cabinet Some Members Want Army-Navy Classic Moved, Others Don't WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UP) The Army-Navy game apparenlly has developed into grounds for a tug-of-war among cabinet members. Secretary of the Treasury Mor- genlhau says some 550.000,000 worth of War Bonds could be sold If the football classic were played somewhere outside of Annapolis. Tlie Treasury secretary thus lined up by inference, on the side of those who think the grid fray should be shifted from the Annapolis stadium, which can seat only 18.000. However, Morgenthau flatly refused to come out and urge that the game be transferred to a large eastern city, where up to 100,COO persons could see it. Obviously Morgenthau didn't care to offend director Monroe Johnson o: the Office of Defense Transportation. Johnson has said that to move Ihe game and allow a single extra car put on the rails to haul people to see it would be an outrage. Secretary of War Stimson also is reported to oppose switching the Kamc. But apparently Navy Secretary Forrestal favors a transfer, probably to Philadelphia, whose stadium holds 102,000 people. The final decision of the issue evidently is up lo President Roosevelt, who has said he would consider the transfer. fliers At Grcenyille Convicted In Retrial MEMPHIS, Nov. 16 (UP)—Two Army llicrs from the Greenville, Miss., Air Field again have been found guilty of low flying. They were both discharged from the Army following a retrial yesterday. One flyer, Second Lieutenant Sidney M. Coleman of Memphis was merely discharged, while the other Flight Officer, John t^. Sommer of Pittsburgh, was given a dishonorable discharge. It was explained that the difference In dismissals was due to regulations according to rank. Charges against the soldiers included, alleged low flying below 1000 feet, reckless flying and failure to maintain a sufficient altitude over a populated area. The retrial was held before a group of Greenville Army Air Field officers. o stem the advance wilh a couii- ler-altack. On the north, one American division has snapped shut Ihc jaws of a pincers on some 3000 Japanese Iroops in the Llmon area. Incidentally, the Berlin radio also believes it knows something about the strength of American forces on Leyte. It quotes Tokyo as saying General MacArthur has as many as 105,000 men on tho Island, and lhat some 1300 American planes are under wraps on New Guinea airfields, waiting for more landing strips to be completely cleared un Leylc. ,. Bui neither enemy/source hqs n word to say about the latest Allied blow at Jap-defense in the Southi west Pacific. However, Allied au- Ihoritles reveal American troops have swept ashore on thc'Mapins Islands, about 115 miles above New Guinea's northwest coast. The Yank assault waves' Itmcled after n heavy air'and sea bombardment of the 10 or more tiny Islets, localcd some 000 miles southeast of Leyte. Japanese forces' have bcou using the.Mapias as bases for observation posts, from which Ihcy warned enemy troops In Ihc Philippines and the Halmnhera Islands of Impending air blows by New Guinea-based American bombers. F.D.R Attacks Wartime Rumors Byrnes' Nomination Confirmed By Senate; Others Offered WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UP) — '.he President loday has come out vllh n 'slashing denunciation of wartime rumors. Mr. UooKcvell aid: "The vicious rumor that L-tood plasma is being sold lo our Arkansas Republicans Carry Three Counties LITTLE ROCK. Nov. IB (UP) — Official returns from 51 of Arkansas' 75 counties show that President Roosevelt had a lend" of more than 59,000 votes over Governor Thomas Dewcy of New York. A report filed by county election commissioners with Secretary of State c. G. Hall shows that 143,534 votes were cast in the 51 counties. Roosevelt received 101,492 voles, Dewcy received 41,758 votes a'nd Ihc Socialist candldale, Normnn Thorn- N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2180 2191 May . 2100 2193 July .. 21"?0, 217. Ocl, • . 2008 2008 Pec. , 2178 2179 2180 2183 2161 2090 2168 2180 2183 2161 2090 2167 2189 2132 2171 209D 2178 Wiltord Talks To Club The Rev. S. B. Wilford, paslor of Ihe First Methodist Church, was guest speaker at the regular weekly meeting of Kiwnnls Club members held yeslcrday noon at Hotel Noble. Other guests at the meeting included Zal B. Harrison, chancellor E. L. Wostbrooke Jr., of Jonestoro, and Harvey Morris. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, lonight and Friday. Cooler tonight. Light to heavy frost in north nnd cenlral with lowest temperatures ot 30 to 35 In extreme north portion tonight. as—received 284. Tlie Republicans carried only three ot the counties reporting so far. In Searcy Counly. Dcwey received 1,409 votes while President Roosevelt polled only 891 voles. Uenlon Counly and Madison Coun- ly also Rave Dewcy a margin over Roosevelt. AFL To Resist Enforcement Of Open Shop WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (UP) — Joseph A. Fadway, general counsel for the American Federation of Later, says that if Florida and Arkansas state officials attempt to enforce the "closed shop" amendments adopted last week by voters of those states the A. F. of L. vdl resist all the way to the Supreme Court. In a formal opinion for the A. P of L. executive council, Fadway said that the amendments, which b,n the "closed shop", and In Arkansas maintenance of membership as well arc clearly unconslitutlonal in tha they abrogate the freedom ol con tract guaranteed by the federal con stilution. The amendments, he said, conliic wilh federal legislalion and will war measures such as Ihosc excr ciseri by the War Lalx>r Board. Said Padway: "When such connicts arise, Ihe federal law is controlling. "Tills principle was upheld by the Florida State Supreme Court in a decision refusing to allow an injunction against union shop afirre- ments entered into by Florida shipyards and A. F. of L. unions." Padway ssrys no test of the amendments will come until Ihe slalcs attempt enforcement. California voters defeated a similar proposal to outlaw the closed shop. Chinese Suffer Another Defeat: Ishan Captured Wallod City 44 Miles From Liuchow Taken Enemy Report Claims CHUNGKING, Nov. 1C (U.I 1 .) — The war plclmc In China today was still dismal. Hut (here was no eonfliniatlon of Tokyo's claim (lint Ishan, •!•! mites northwest of cap- lured Llcuchow and .Ihe former site of nn AiniMirim air bnau, hns fallen lo Ihe Japanese. Tokyo says Iho wnllcd city of Ishnii WHS oecunied last nlghl. l)ul the Inlcst communique from Chungking rcporls hard fighting lain yesterday four miles norlh or (lie city, and Ihc strafing of Jap cavalry In Ihu Liuchow men lust nlghl by Ihe 14lh Ah 1 Force. , Meanwhile, Tokyo says. Iho com- nuuHler-ln-ehlef of (he Jnpnncsn e.xpcdillonni-y forces In China Is personally 'dlrccllng operations on llic south Chlmi front, lie Is Meld Mni'shnl Ilnla. Koulhwesl of Lonchow, Ihc Jap- unc.sc .claim two Chinese armies, the 4Clh and frith, have been en- cirrleil by Japanese columns. Chungking nan Mill Air Force Liberators hll (be Kowloon docks I n ' c Southern. Tenant Farmers 1 Hongkong last night and nllnckcd Unl °" has ndoplcd n resolution Ninth Army Strikes In Holland; Another Push In Germany IiMK ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Nov. 16 (UP'j —Two American niinics opoucd new attacks in western' Kiii-ope today, one in Ilollmul nnd one ni Germany. The American Ninth Aimy is olficmlly leveuled to have KonehUo action for tlie fnsl time in u push in Holland, and General Hodden' KiiiL Annv opened a new ,tss,.>u)t rnHt of captured Aaohon. General William Simpson's Ninth Anny was revealed some time ago to h.ivc landed in Fiani'e. But, until today, officials never have pin-pointed its locution on the front Homestead Land Sought By STFU Proposes Government Help Servicemen And Farm Workers LITTLE HOCK, Nov. If] (U.P,) — ivoimded fighting men Is an unqualified' falsamori." And he went on to say, "I'ersous spreading such rumors should be reported lo ihe FBI." Incidentally, the senate already lias confirmed one of Ihrec nominations llic President sent It to- cl.a'y."That• la- Mr.- Roosevelt's'- choice of. .James Byrnes to continue ns director of War Mobilization and Reconversion, Brigadier General Frank nines also was renominnl- ed ns Nnlloitnl Re-employment dl- rcclor. . • Mr.. Roosevelt, nominated Prnil Porter, the publicity director of thn Democratic National Committee, lo bc'a member of the Federal Communications Commission. Porler also said he. expected lo be Ihc new chnlripan of Ihc FCC. Porter is a 40-ycnr-old nalivc of Missouri. He was a newspaperman and practiced law In Kentucky Oklahoma and Georgia before becoming special counsel to the Agriculture Department from 1032 to 1937. Later he was connected with ! the Columbia Brondcnstlng System • nnd then with (he OI'A. On Capitol mil, Democratic Rep- resentntivc Laverii Dllwcg of Wisconsin has urged Congressional approval of, the SI. Lawrence Seaway project now , before the Senate. However, a /United Press survey shows four of Ihc six senators on the consideration committee In the upper house arc against Immediate action on the senwav proposal. Post-war Industrial relations nrc holdina the spotlight, loday at the International Business Conference In Rye, N. Y. The hend of the French delegation, Ernest Mcrcler, says Germany should be allowed to keep her key Industries after the war. But lie added that German industry must ty kept under slrlcl guard by the Unllcd Nations. Given Army Discharge William C. Ruw.cll, II), hns been given nn honorable discharge from the Army, after having served four months. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Russell of Manila, he was stationed at Camp ChafTce and Camp Robinson. He already has returned home. nn enemy convoy Kouth of the St. John's area. In Burma, the picture was nlghlcr. Chungking snys Chlnc.se Iroops have virtually completed the [•ncli'clcmc'nt of Ihc nortlieaslerti trade center of Ulinnio, nnd liuit only rupced Iralls are left foi 1 tho .laps as escape routes. Donald M. Nelron, President Roosevelt's f,pcelal emissary to China, and American Industrial experts have arrived !u Chungking. Five of the experts arc sleci production men ami one Is nn advisor oii fuel-alcohol production, will work wilh China's new irnducllon board la help bol- They war thc federal government to iimki! nubile lands In n slates iivulhibli! for , liomosiLnding uy farm workers and returning scrv ccmen. The resolution, adopted durhiR the . second day's session of tho mlon's anminl convciillan nl Little Hock, nsk.s Hint » union committee tourer with Ihe Secretory 9f Hie Interior, the Minn Credit Admin IMratlon, ihe garni Security Ad nilnUilinllon and other fcdcrn' i(jcnc|es I'cijni'dlng the plnn. StnleH In which iliiml Is sought are California,- 'Arizona, Colomdo, Idaho, sler China's 'war Industries. Montana, ' Nevndn, Mexico, Church May Buy Hospital Branch Baptists Consider Buying Institution At Russellville LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 10 (UP) —' The Arkansas linpllst State Convention has Instructed Ihe board of trustees of the Baptist (Stale Hospital lo look into opportunities In a hospital at Russellville, and nnthorl/.ed the trustees lo buy and operate Ihc hospital If Ihcy consider the move advisable. The hospital under consideration by the Arkansas Bapllsls Is St. Mniy's, which has been operalcdby Dr. Robert Smith as a private Institution for 20 years. ff the trustees decide to buy tho hospital, It will be operated as a branch of the Baptist Statji Hos- pllal at Litlle Rock. Funds for the purchase would come from stirplus funds of Hie little Rock hospital, and no debt would be Incurred. The Rev. Frllz Goodbar of Rus-' sc'llvllle presented Hie resolution' urging the purchase of the hospital at last night's session of the nisi annual meeting of the convention at Little Rock. The convention also adopted the $313,000 budget proposed by the executive board lor 1!)45. The budget, adoplcd unanimously, is some $90,000 more lhan llic current budget. El Dorado has been chosen as Ihe !!H5 convention city, wilh the 1m- manua] Baptist Church there as convention church. The Rev. Victor II. Coffman of Fort Smith will be the 1945 convention preacher. North Dr.kotn, Oregon, South Dnkoln, Uluh, ..Washington 'and Wyomlng...v- ; -; •••>•••-•'-—- •--" With the nc» drhes, every army In Wentorn Europe now Is on the move A great Allied offensive in Western Europe may even now be gotllng underway The Ninth. Ar- mj attack was begun under coyer of a powcifui air bombardment :' The rhst Aimy also swung to the attack after a powerful ait bombardment More than 120p American heavy bombers hammej 1 ed at Qermnh" lines on the Aachen front before Iho allnck begnn ot 11 a m, French time, ^ Attack Ewrt of -Aachen Tho Atnorclnns went over the top In Ihc area' of DUron and Eisch- vidlei enst, of Aachen Before to ; ilaj s allack bcunn Ihe deepest Amcrlcnh peiiotrallon of ; Qe'rmnny had been U'mlleB. As the new attacks begnn, 1*0 other offensive 1 ! v\ere developing at a whirlwind pace General ration's Third Army still Is driving ahead ni omul Met? and Ihe British Second Army Is' hammering toward the German frontier in Holland. 'Ihc London rndlo snjs (he British now aie less Ihnn onfe mile fronf the bend off Ihe Mouse river nnd the aoimnni sceitt to be making no determined stand As a inatlef pf fact an Allied mllllaij spokesman s^ys. "there arc 'Indications of a lesulnr Goimnn retreat In southeast Holland." , » bn llic other wing of the front, 1 General <PntUm,s'Third Army jhis\ mile; tne esanpc \ , — -i i - • . ««. ,»_ ' ' *- «r » • r ' I \t , OJ HfV JUliEf Similar j-csphitlnjis Will be \ttt- conidoi dut ot Metz A British »"f*'(, IdHhc national conventions] broadcast' says the Yanks now* are ' within IHnJS-quarters of a mile of tho city's ouUklrts However, sharp of .'.Ihu American Federation of Labor and the Congress of 'Indus- Irltil , Orgtiulznlldrts. German ctfunler'-aftaclti have driy- .•Theiconvention went on iccorrt, f" MTh ' r(ID i A , rm>r T" S fr0m "\ c i>« favoring llio establishment 'of| £*" th ° cf6 / felt ! c . npd • Fort Hubert n' nerninncnt .', Fair Employment Practices Co'pimUlpc by Congress to, "continue, nocpfsary preventive measure*. Insuring the American worker ngninst, discrimination . in lits employment because of race, color or creed.' 1 ' Olher resolutions adoplcd by tho union asked lhat war prisoner In- bor be abolished on grounds Hint International agreements 1 prohibit ULO of prisoners In i>roce2.'!itiB products, for puriwsefi of war, and that government agencies cease import- Ing foreign labor In the South until n|t Southern workers are employed. Union President H. L.' Mitchell of Memphis is presiding. Chicago Wheat open lii?li low close 'i^.c Dec. . 105ti IG5}; 1C4)1 1C5 105 "May . IGO'.i ICOV.- 159W 150% New York Cotton Mar. . 2182 2187 217C 2176 2180 May . 2185 2189 2177 2178 2188 July . 21G5 2.58 2157 2158 2160 Oct. . 2091 2096 2086 2087 2093 Dec. . 2174 2177 21fi5 2166 2177 Clemency Is Sought For Arkansas Slayer LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 1C (UP)A petition tiled by.some 50 persons many of them members of the Arkansas Nnvy Mothers Club, hns asked Governor Homer Adkins to extend clemency lo a 25-year-old sailor sentenced to 10 years for the slaying of his wife and mother-in- law lust December. Adkins says he will reserve his decision regarding clemency for Hal Scalfc of Mavell iinlll an In vesllgallon is made. The governor says he will confer with Navy officials al Memphis, where Scnlfc wns stationed. Scalfe's conviction recently ' upheld by the Arkansas Supreme Courl. Services hteld Today For Resident Of Texarkana II. A. Williams or Texarkana, Texas, father ot Mrs. E. C. Brown, died yesterday morning after a six mouths illness. Tiie Rev. nnd Mrs. Brown and sons, Don and Jerry, who were called there Sunday for the second time recently, will return home Saturday. County Farmers Hope To Keep War Prisoners Through Winter The fix German prisoners of war camps In Mississippi County will remain here until peace conies, If plans of the sponsoring group arc aiccessful. In a series of meetings held during the past week, farmers who negotiated for the prisoners under lease voted to winterize the camps immediately and to make every effort to retain prisoners here as long as possible. Although there is no contract between the United Slalcs government and the leasees as t.i how long certain prison camps are to be maintained, it is generally be- llevetl' that these camps will con- ,llnue operations in communities where conditions are satisfactory. With almost 2000 prisoners at the camps, sponsoring farmers believe the prisoners will have work available for some lime this Winter, because of the large amount of cotton still In the fields, wilh snapping lo follow picking, and lhat they can be used in the Spiing for chopping cotton, gathering hay and other crops. Because the government can feed prisoners here as well as anywhere and because of the relatively mild climate, leasees believe that the prisoners will be kept here if quarters arc made comfortable. ' H Is expected that the number in the county will be substantially increased Immediately, lo mu!:o Ihc labor situation much bctlcr both for late cotton picking, snapping and for next year's work. Work already has started on making the camps comfortable for Winter weather. Wooden floors already are in the lenls, provided by the government, and sponsoring groups are erecting wooden sides about tour feet high, putting water pipes underground to prevent freezing and doing any other such work lo make the lent.',, dining halls and kitchen! as comfortable ns Ihosc used by men working In the woods here and who live in tents Ihe entire year. Another reason given for not wauling Ihesc prisoners to be sent ,;wny, even if more were secured in Ihe Spring, Is that they nre men who served under General Rommel and arc of much higher type than those being captured now who mostly are old men and j-Oung boys. Al present the camp here has approximately -130 prisoners; there nrc about 400 at Bnssetl, 350 at Osccoln, 264 at Reiser, 250 at Luxora and more than 100 at Victoria. That the prisoners have saved Ihe N. Y. Stocks A T & -I- 164 1-8 Amcr Tobacco 65 Beth Steel 61 1-4 Chrysler 81 1-4 Coca Cola 13G 1-4 Gen Electric 39 • Gen Motors : 61 1-4 Montgomery Ward '. 51 3-4 N Y Central 18 3-4 Int Harvcslcr 77 North Am Aviation 93-8 Republic Steel 17 7- Radlo 10 Socony Vacuum 13 1- Studcbakcr 17 1-4 Standard ot N J 54 Texas Corp .............. '47 5-8 Packard 5 1-4 U S Steel 56 1-8 Livestock ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16 (UP)— Hogs 15,500 salable 10,000: Top 14.10; 180210 Ibs, 14-14,10; 140-160 Ibs. 12.5013.50; sows 13.65-13.50. Cattle 5,700 salable 4,500; calves 2,500 all salable; mixed yearlings cotton crop of Mississippi County land heifers 10.50-13; sows 7.50-11; was Ihe concensus of all leasees canners and cullers 5.25-7; slaugh- who expressed general appiovnl of Ihcir me and belief that Ihey would bo even belter at chopping cotton: ler steers 9.25-17.50; slaughter heifers 8-16.75; stockpr and feeder slecrs 1.75-13.25. ".,u t.^uu. Gel-bncks are regarded is only tfehiporary ffha (all'of MeU n battle for the first 1 timfe In Hi ong history Ls .regarded is only a natlcr of da>s ' Human Tpupedoet' The campaign to clear Holland's Walohereh Islnnd of the enemy imlcd of course, several ddjs a?o But It *as revealed for the first .line toflay tlmt troops which cap- 'ured it also bagged 200 German human 'torpedoes', uniformed In Jlnck rubber on the Island to blow ip any Allied shipping lhat might try to sl(p down the channel to Antwerp ( The Nizls * described by Allied officials 'as 'ail brawn and no brains', never had a chance to perform their specialty They were to swim out Co a ship, fasten a"torpedo to it nnd then swim away. If possible.. Many'-were, members of Germany's pre-war oljmplo swim team , f A.I the. Americans launched Iwo new drives on Germany loday, the War Department-revealed new casualty figures. United Slates casualties In FrancCj .Tlie Lowlands niirf the German border-reglon from the time of the invaslon-to Nov. 1 lolallcd 200,349.'Of those, . nearly 36,000 were killed,' nearly '146,000 wounded and over 18.000 missing. Another Washington dispatch reveals that offlclals'there arf-treat- ing with cautlo^i'reports''that Hitler Is 111 or dend. Tli'ey're Inc'lineti lo view that even hU death niif,ht have little, if any, effect on the course of the war. • Two more of. those rumors trickf ed In loday. Both said that Hitler, 'ar from rill or dead, has left by submarine- or plane for Japan for a conference with his last maldr ally. Tills'theory Is advanced simultaneously, by non-Spanish dlplo,.- mnllc, sources .in Madrid and an Austrian author who has followed Hitler's career for years Crump Is Threatened In Extortion Attempt ' MEMPHIS, NOV 16 ' fib P,)—A Shelby County leader, E. H. Crump, has been threatened wltK"ari expose of all his secret* Unless he lurns over to nn unidentified ex- tortioner $15,000. Tlie writer sajs tha* Crump has been having his fun ahd.now it Is his, the. would-be .extortioner^, turn. He : asks lhat the money bb paid in portions of ft)e, ten, fifty nnd one-hundred 'dollar" bills. And it should be tied 1'n a bag and placed high in a tret on the co/- ncr At iv Memphis street . But the political leader seemed to be unperturbed by the demands Says he, "I\e received those things before, and besides, there wai so (leadline se^ for the pay-off." • Chicago Rye open high Dec. low close prc!. May . 107V ICrlSi, 105},

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