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VOL. XLI—NO. 207 BlythevUle Dally N Blythevllle Courier BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS : THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NQRrajAST ABKANBA6 AND SOUTHEAST Missmm. '*"* *.•.'**' BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader J3LYTHKV1LLE,. ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVHMHUH 17, 1JM<I SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEI^TS ~ ^^^^^^^ ... - . , •. -»»•» w«« w* ****** * * T mlm Wdil 4*J FIRST ARMY CAPTURES RHINELAND TOWN ' Heart Ailment Ends Colorful Senate Career 'Cotton Ed' Smith Dies At Plantation Home This Morning LYNCHBURG, S. C., Nov. 17 (U.P.)—"Cotton Ed 1 ' Smith, dean of the United States Senate, is dead. Tlie tobacco-chewing, New Deal- hating, conservative .from South Carolina died today of heart disease at his Tanglewood Plantation near Lynchburg, He was 80 years old, and his right name was Ellison Durant Smith, but everybody called him "Cotton Ed." Smith was just completing his sixth and -last term in the Senale, having pet a new record for continuous service. He had been in the .Senate 35 years and 8 months, bub tlie voters called a halt ,to his career- this year, by refusing him renomination. "Cotton Ed" would have been retired when the present, Congress goes out of business Jan. 3. i 1 Elected to tho Senate In • 1908, Smith became in time one of the country's best known lawmakers in six counts: .1. His frequent oratorical flights in behalf of Southern womanhood, which lie esteemed. 2. His almost equally passionate championship of cotton, which he espoused on all possible .occasions, thus winning the nickname which .stuck with him in later life. 3. His thorough-going dislike of the New Deal, which he once called "this contemptible thing." 4. His flair for colorful.language and, when the occasion seemed to warrant, ripe and rich profanity. 5. His zealous belief in white .'.iipremacy, which once caused him to walk out in the 103G Democratic convention in Philadelphia because " the prayer was offered by a Negro minister. ' 6. His love and constant use of .;-._ cltowini", tob»rco. He. alway's,.had a' "wad' ; inr. his" cheek, a'Stf ''didn't mind when'it stained his wahts? mustache; Arkansas Briefs JONESBORO — Three-year-old Charles Clements, son of Mr. and Mrs; H. H. Clements of Pocahon- fasy-ls in a Jonesliott) hospital suffering from a brain concussion received when struck by an automobile Wednesday night. Tlie child was knocked 4 f«t when struck by (he car, allegedly driven by Victor lialu of Pocahontas, TEXAKKANA-The tijal of Dr. Itoscoe C. Lewis, Negro physician of Hope, on charges of violation of federal narcotic laws has ended in a Federal Judge Lemley dismissed the U. S. IHs- Irict Court jury aflcn it had failed to reach a verdict af(er two days of deliberation. The case may not be retried until the next term Ok court. SI'KINGIMI.E — The Arkansas State Horticultural Society will hold ils fiSth annual meeling at Sprfngrtalc's city hall Dec. 7. .1. R. Cooper, head of the University of Arkansas Horticulture Oeparl- mcnt, is president of the society. LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State C. G. Hall says 15 Arkansas counties still haven't filed official returns of !ast week's gen eral election in his office. Today is (lie deadline for filing (he re- tuims. LITTLE ROCK —The St. John Insurance Company of Mena has filed a certificate of dissolution in the office of the secretary of state. Representative Hoy I,. Riales is president of the firm. Gen. Wheeler To Serve With Mountbatten WASHINGTON. Nov. 17 (UP) — The War Department today announced the appointment of a new deputy Allied commander in Southeast Asia. .•-.•• He is Lieut. Gen. Raymond A. Wheeler of the United Stales Army who was designated'by the Allied combined chiefs of staff. He wlU\serve . lender,. .Lord' Mountbat- ten of Britain, who Is ^'commander •.jf that theater. ' , Wheeler, who is 59 years old, ; has Russians Throw New Power Info Budapest Battle But Germans Indicate They Will Carry Out Desperate Defense LONDON, NOV. 17. (UP)—A sled ring of Russian tank columns Is tightening ou the southern mid eastern suburbs or Budapest. In fact, the London radio sny.s advance Red Army troops arc battling within the city's edges. And the broadcast quoted the Germans as saying that the Soviets arc throwing more infantry, cavalry and tanks into the battle along the roads to the Hungarian capital. Still, there is every Indication that the Germans will continue to defend Budapest to the lust ditch It begins to look as if the Nazis will battle for the last bunding in the beautiful city. Outside Budapest, tho far reach' ing Russian chive to outflank Kun. gary's capital from the east Is moving ahead rapidly. Near the center of the {tanking movement two Soviet columns arc converging ou tlie rail town of Hut- van, 22 miles northeast of Budapest. And faf'lo the northeast other powerful Red Army units are maintaining their drive on the industrial rail town or Miskolc, Hungary's fifth city. At one point Soviet troops have smashed to within five miles of Miskolc. Elsewhere on tlie eastern front a Jugoslav communique says Yugoslav Partisans arc driving northward rapidly following the liberation of Skoplje in southern Yugoslavia. On the diplomatic from, word comes from Finland that a new cabinet has been formed tinder the premiership of J. K. Paasiklvi, who is a former premier of Finland and played a leading role In Russo- Finnlsh peace negotiations/ ' And'from Moscow aidispalch says the Lublin Free Polish government almost, hns ' completed . distributing large landed estates to 'some.40,000 Polish peasants and farm workers. _^ l«i __ Bigssult Gains New Story Of Japanese Cruelty To Allied Prisoners Revealed Today By British War Minister LONDON, Nov. 17 {U.P.}— The HI tic men of Japmi lum> now blood-slained Imirels-'to add lo their crown of shiune. Great Britnin's Minister of War re voided lodiiy llml'dl least one of every five Allied troops captured in SinKiipoi'B and Java died ululcr what he terms "horrible conditions" in (ho jiuiKlcH of Siam and Burma. War Minister Sir James Gi'igg says the British ami Australian troops who died Imd been forced at bayonet point to help build a railroad Uiroiifjli steaming jungles, while being fed a scanty iict of rice and water for their ' ' Funeral services will be held at. specialized' as an' engineer He • has''-^ Hc iublin government is recognized 3:30 p.. m. Sunday,: at the Planla- [ been in command of headquarters by Russia and Is In power on libcr- tion House where Smith had lived since childhood, in an atmosphere of tlie Old !South'which he never to forget himself or to allow his . colleagues forget. in ..the .Senate Flames Damage Manila Houses Cranford Residence Destroyed; Others Have Heavy Damage MANILA, Ark., Nov. 17 Fire yesterday afternoon which destroyed the residence.owned by Mrs. viola Cranford, and extensively damaged homes of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Alston mid Mr.- iind Mrs. Bill Vermillion, also damaged other furnishings moved from, nearby houses to the yards when flames threatened the buildings. Flames, which started In the Cranford home, spread rapidly, aided by a stiff wind, to the adjacent Alston residence on one side and the Vermillion home on the ether, as the fire department fought to keep the fire from spread- Jug. All furnishings and clothing from - &«• •>•••. B '"im> .•• numerous other houses on that I Iheft of a quantity of loose cotton. ~ :J Bond of $500 was set for Lewis and the other Iwo men's bond was $350 each. They have made bond. A Negro youth, Sylvester Davis Cleggctt, charged with grand ' ar " China-Burma-India theater since! March, 1942. He succeeds Major, General Albert C. Wedemcyer, re-' cently named commander of American forces in china, .succeeding General stilwell. . . -.-••-,;', side of the street were removed by volunteer helpers, which resulted in much damage by breakage. At the Crnnford home, where Mr. and Mrs. J. H. story and Mrs. Cranlord resided, the house, all furnishings, clothes and other household equipment, including a large set of carpenter's tools, were last. Total damage was not estimated but Ihe Alston house was damaged to the extent of about $3000, it was said. The Vermillion resilience was damaged about $400 worth, it was said. The fire broke 'out at 4 p. ; mi In a flue of the Cranford house." 163 7-8 65 3-4 271-8 N. Y. Stocks A T & T ; Amer Tobacco .1 Anaconda Copper Beth Steel 611-4 Chrysler 87 7-8 Gen Electric 383-4 Gen Motors 611-8 Montgomery Ward 52 1-8 N Y Central 18 3-4 Jut Harvester ....- 77 North Am Aviation 87-8 Republic Steel 177-8 Radio 10 Socony Vacuum 13 Studebakcr 171-8 Standard of N J 53 3-4 Texas Corp 47 7-8 Packard 5 i-4 II S Steel 56 Chicago Rye Dec. . 107-X 108K 107'i 107-X, IDS'* May . )05',i 106 104is 10514 105 1 )! of the services of supply in the /'? t . ed Pol| sh territory. luxora Resident Dies Yesterday John T. Koch, 51, Railroad Employe, Fatally Stricken LUXORA, Ark., Nov. 17 -John Theodore Koch of Luxorn. section foreman of Frisco Railroad, died yesterday morning at the Frisco Hospital in St. Louis. He was 51. Ill of a liver ailment, he was a patient there three weeks. The body wns taken this afternoon to Dudley, Mo., accompanied by members of the family, 'with funeral services to be held at the Methodist church and burial to be c.t Headley Cemetery following arrival \of a son, Corp. Emory T. Koch i stationed at Santa Ana, CaJif.l It is expected he will arrive by Sunday. - With the Frisco Railroad 24 years, lie was employed at Rittcn- burg, Mo., before going to Luxora nine years ago. Born at Dudley, he was reared there. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Emma Koch; two sons, Vcrnon Koch, seaman first class with the Navy in the South Pacific, and Corp. Emory T. Koch at -., 00 ..., „.„ „„.. &1U1 . U .„. Sant!> A »a; four daughters. Mrs. ccny in the theft of some money *', clm ^Wilson of Grandtower, ill,, Mary Four Defendants Held For Trial In Larceny Cases Recent grand larceny cases have involved theft of several auto tires and wheels and loose cotton which resulted In four defendants being helfl to Circuit Court. William Alexander was In jail today in lieu of making $1000 bond on a charge which involved theft of tires and wheels. The Milligan Ridge community man confessed, according to Deputy. Prosecutor Graham Sudbury^ that he stole a tire and wheel from Jim Chuate of Manila and another from Gate Nelson of Leachville. These were recovered, along with a red jacket which .he said was stolen from a pickup truck at Caraway but the owner had not been located. , Walter Lews, Harscd Cantrcll and Eugene Meyers of Manila are charged with grand larceny in from a Negro woman, resulted in his being turned over lo juvenile court. Crop And Livestock Goals Will Be Set ' LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 17 (U.P.) — Representatives of farm groups and agencies will meet in Little Rock Nov.-24 and 25 to establish crop nnd livestock production goals for Arkansas. 1 B."0. ; 'Branch, Mississippi County farmer !fnd chairman of the Arkansas Triple-A Committee, says suggestions drawn up by the War Food Administration on the basis of pr.wpcctivc requirement* for food and fiber for 1945 production will be used as a guide for setting the goals. Raft Threatens Suit HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 17 (UP) — Movie star George Raft says ho will file suit for slander against the .New York aircraft 'executive who accused him of using loaded dice in a crap game. Martin Shurin Jr., president of Hudson Aircraft Company, alleged- Mrs. Maggie Fowler, Mrs. Davis and Miss Wanda Ruth Koch of Luxora; nine grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Koch of Dudley, and four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Hardy of Dudley, Mrs. E. J. Uc- vine of Poplar Bluff, Mo.. Mrs. L. A. Peck of Detroit, and Mrs. C. H. Mitchell of Cleveland, Ohio. C'obb Funeral Home is in charge. 'Dry' Counties Cannot Share In Beverage Tax LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 17 (U.P.)— Arkansas counties that have re- iwaled the legal sale of beer, wine siiid liquors will have to do without funds derived by the stale government from beverage taxes. Attorney Getieral Guy E. Will- lams, in an option to G. C. Flo'yd of the Arkansas Department of Education, says the Greenwood District of Sebastian County should not receive common school funds resulting from collection of the state beer tax even though the Fort Smith district Is still "wel." Williams says he believes the two districts should be treated ns separate counties in allocation ot ''.'.": . bccr tax - The P\,rt Smith option Baptists Would Extend Crusade Also Demand Changes In State Marriage , And Divorce Laws LIITLE HOCK, Nov. 17 (OP) — The Arkansas Baptist Slate 'Convention has gone on record [is favoring the extension of Us educational program against liquor 'sales to Ihe classrooms of Arkansas, and It has adopted a resolution calling for chances in Arkansas marriage and divorce laws. v The proposal that the fight against liquor be extended to. tlie schools was spearheaded by U-Little Rock delegate to the convention's Bfst annual meeting nt'Lit- tle- Rock, John Carter. Gaiter, rending a temperance re : port to the convention, said: • . "We recommend that the Ban- li.5l.s- of Arkansas arouse themselves in a mil realization of the' consequences, '.and attendant evlls'-bf the liquor traffic; that we seekitb'-ed! ucnte the youth'of Ihe land ofiM far-reach lug 'bTteSfet nlcoliol"oif tlkf human syslei GrlgB says details ol the ferocious Japanese treatment of United Klnu- dojii war prisoners came to light wlicn United Stales submarines rescued a handful of the prisoners lea to die in the water after lire sinking of a. Japanese transport ship. Mom than. 1300 British and Australian l>rls<5nci-s were nlxinrcl the ship when It was torpedoed, ami Minister Clrlgg says it's believed certain u great majority or this number drowned. Saved Japanese Only Tlicy were left to their (ate-by Japanese sailors from the linns- port, who rowed lireboals through the water clotted with llounderlni! men and picked up only Japanese siiri'Ivors, -The American submarines that later effected Hie rescue ol some of the men were praised by Sir TOHAV'B WAR ANAI.YBIB Great Allied Armies Push Toward Rhine My JA.lli:.S HAItl'fcK Uiiltc.1 Press Staff Wrller Rvnclly 28 years ngo today (our Allied armies moved eastward lo Hie Khlne rlvur to occupy n fili'ln of con' Gnn'miny. Today, six Allied armies nro moving eastward toward the Hlilne niiiiln, hut Hits time to Occupy n Germany which has yet to be conquered. Thus a new D-Day has dawned in western Europe. November Ifith may well rank right' behind June 6lh among Hie memorable dales hi the war on Germany. Then It was Hint General Elsenhower sent six armies over the- lop In a long-planned Autumn offensive. The 'vast machinery began lo Blither speed slowly. First, the American Third ' Army attacked a week ag» Wednesday. Thou the British hi Holland teed oil on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the French Flrsl and Amprlfiin Sevenlh Annies pushed town ril the Belfovt Gap. And yesterday the American 1'lrst and Ninth Armies swung Into action. British Face Wnlcr Harriers ^ B. ;biistorh)g rall- iii.---«i : c rtncil-were crammed Into/ tho cars so. tightly And the proposal goes nn'To say: there wiis no room for oven Ihe sick "We, as Baptists, Insist'that Its to lie clown, and all were forced to effect be- taught in the- ; public : make 1111 80-mllo march'1111911 reach- schools of our state, 1 and sec to It. Ing ths end-of the railroad trip, Ibat our childreh are warned of' regardless -of their conditions Us evils in the home,-the Sunday I;-; Not Allowed i:*crclsc School and the Church!!; The .pro-1, Australian troops wei'e Jammed Id BurnuL "The war prisoners were stuffed Into filthy holds less thun four feet/ high, preventing them from standing up during the entire journey. Nor jvcrc they allowed free- preachers . ularly warn.the. people!of the terrible consequences of the drink habit." ;,y In regard to the changes in the Arkansas marriage '.and divorce laws, the resolution adopted by Iho convention urged a. proposed legislative net providing that applications for marriage licenses be made and published at least three dnys before the license . is issued. And further asks that the Arkansas Legislature repeal the 00-dny divorce law of Arkansas and that at least a year's residence be required before n divorce suit can be filed. The marriage and divorce resolution was presented,by the Rev. B. H. Duncan of Hot Springs. The convention, which opened Tuesday, adjourned until 1945 following a sermon by the Rev. J. T. McNcw of Helena. y accused Raft of cheating In a district, in a recent local ^ llull high-stakes game- last March 24, In election, voted to retain legal 11- a .statement lo''1hc'••Nfcw York die- Iquor sales while tho Greenwood trlcl 'nUornoy. district voted dry. Murder Suspect Will Face Trial Negro Is Returned To Osceola After Arrest In Chicago Lawrence Craig, 28-year-old Negro sought since he allegedly killed another Negro more than two years ago in an altercation over a cigarette, has been returned from Chicago where he recently was apprehended.- Refusing to waive extradition, he was extradited by authorities there, following hi.s after the FBI assisted in locating him. Fingerprints, made when he was sentenced for two years on an armed robbery charge, led to his identification and after completion of Iliat sentence, he was apprehended. Craig Is alleged to have killed •Willie Lloyd tn Osceola, July 23, Sheriff Hnle Jackson and Slate Police Carroll Durham went to Chicago to return the Negro who Is in jail at Osceola prior to lacing trial on a charge of murder at the April term of Criminal Division. Cir, cult Court. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2170 May . 2183 >Tuly . 2161 Oct. Dee. 2090 2167 2181 2184 21G1 2000 2085 2v)89 2170 2161 2165 2175 2176 2155 2179 2181 2161 2180 2183 216. 2090 2167 Chicago Wheat Dec. May ojwn high low. close "- ••-- ifci 164'i 165 165% \W/, 159-% 100S 159 160'T, 159% dom for i>xerclsc at any time during the trip. ^ . Sir James said Ihc starved and 111 p.rlsoncr ^onlingcnts that arrived at their destination alive were put lo work Immediately building a Jap supply j-ailrond. Pew of them had ciolhing to.protect their heads and, bodies from the tropical sun and '. James for what lie termed "risking! Alinoal without doubt iho Amcrl- their own safety lo pluck these sick 1 ™, 11 '"'rsl nurt Ninth armies are cur-.' arid wounded prisoners from certain death In the ocean swells." Grlgg says most of the men who were picked up will 'probably recover, due to the care'and attention tliry- received wlillc aboard .the Ain- rlcan subs. Some of ,lhem. now completely.- nt, have "detailed the story of suffering undergone by oilier prisoners who have, had to help in tlie enemy's rnllrond'building ventures In Slam and Buriha. They -say r thousands of United Kingdom .menv,wcrp horded into .railroad • en' roacKirliir the ball la Die now offensive while other armies run Interference. Tho First and Nlntli are attacking in the only aranjn which tho Sleg- trletl Line hnji been punctured. Hence, they hnvu the best chalice of a brciik-lhroucjli. On the other hand, tho British In Holland still .face tough water barriers. The: Third Army around < McU, hasn't reached cither Hie Mn(,-lii6i or • Siegfried Lines.. And , Iho French First Vnd American Seventh ' ard 'piifihhig through, .the high Vosgea 'mountains, Thus acnci'al Elsenhower .neoms .to nave n-jpo<i .lilt.Si'calflst .strength; o|>j>6s.Ut) • the "woakcst •"link lift. Ocr* ninny's'chain of defenses. ' -; ; Should" the .'First Ahiiy ': break IhrouKh In Ihc center It could diil-. Hunk Ocrmiin positions- both to t|io north and south and force the eh- 'cmy nut of Hie Siegfried Line ajtii-: (jcihcr. However, It would be fantoo optlmlslUHo consider the present'of- fensive-th'o big blow to criish Germany. Tho Allies probably i hope', at; best, to reach the Rhlnc'.urider their present momentum. ; ^horc they could gather their strength for n break across that formidable! barrier, perhaps Into Germany's northern plains. ' United Press War Corres|K>ndcnt Henry Oorrcll said recently that he expects Ihc Allies to reach the Rhine by Christmas. On the cast bank of the river, Allied artillery would, be range of .virtually all wiir dicnch|iig rains, and they subsisted i cclltcrs tn Germany's Industrial on one pan of rice nnd three half-1'lulir and Snar basins. Together, pints of water, Issued dally. Those who have survived the merciless trcatmcnt'prcsumably arc still being worked. Grlgg snys a strong prdtest has been delivered to the Japanese through neutral sources. He adds the warning that Japan's warlords are being held directly responsible for the atrocity. Tokyo Awaits Falc Tokyo obviously feels that retribution may not be far off. Tlie Japanese radio announces that large- scale American bombing of the Japanese home Isands Is, "an Inevitable part of the future." In a broadcast to the enemy homeland, radio Tokyo adds the news that n special council Is being set up In Tokyo to cope with what It bluntly terms "air raid disasters." The look Inlo the future comes on Ihe heels ol another Tokyo radio report that n single American B-29 bomber has once more ranged over Kyushu Island In the Japanese homeland on a reconnaissance mission. That's the sixth lime the enemy radio has reported such flights. At the moment, American forces on Leyte are finding the going tough In their drive on the island's port city of Ormoc. Drenching tropical rains are aiding the enemy in his slow, methodical retreat toward the ix>rl, and gains ot the past 24 h'ours arc measured In thousands of yards, at best. However, General MscArllmr reports that the American force driving on Ormoc from the north has tightened Its grasp on at least 3000 Japanese warriors surrounded In the Llmoii area, Labor Not Available For Paper Collection No collection o! scrap paper will be made In Blythevllle tomorrow, although this would bo the regular collection date. L. G. Nash, chairman of Ihc local salvage committee, today said that labor shortage -would make It impossible lo make the paper collection until next week. Ifc advised housewives and others who have been saving scrap paper for the war effort lo keep their iwper of next week. Saturday those two areas represent 60 to 70 per cent ot Germany's heavy. Industry. <. Allies Hold Superiority Between two and three million Allied soldiers are taking part In tjic present offensive. And, of 'course, roughly halt nrc combat troops. We're estimated to have a thrce-tq- onc superiority over the Germans who, at best, have no more than half-a-milllon troops In the west. Therein lies Germany's greatest weakness. Its cement mixers still can turn out the materials for pillboxes. But the Nazis lack the men to'place in those pillboxes. The present battle line stretches over 400 mites, and the normal disposition Is one division for every five miles of front. That means the Nazis need at least 80 divisions In Ihc west. But they have no more than 50. and many of the men hi Ihose units arc undcr- trnlncci and under-age. The Germans have been losing nn average of •1000 casualties a day In the west. And only some 3,300 Germans reach military age every day. The Americans movifig toward Ihc Rhine arc following in the fool- steps of an earlier generation of U. S. fighting men. On November 17lh, Allied armies of occupation moved eastward Inlo conquered Germany to set up the watch on the Rhliic. The Americans established headquarters at Coblcnz, the French at Mainz, Ihe Brilish at Cologne and the Belgians at Aachen. From those points the armies could theoretically march deeper Into tho licjch If the occupation of the Rhineland was found Inadequate. This time the Allies are determined to march deeper inlo the Retch, straight to Berlin. New York Cotton Mi\r. May July Oct. Dec. 2176 2181 21«9 2177 2182 2171 2157 2160 2152 2083 2088 2081 2.G6 2170 2156 2175 2176 2156 2085 2162 2176 2178 2158 2087 2166 Weather ARKANSAS: Considerable cloudiness with occasional vain this afternoon, tonight and Satuvday. tiot much ch.ingc In temperature.'' . •. U.S. Troops Within 28 Miles Of Rhine River; German Town , Of Gressenich Falls To Yanks , By United Press ' , American troops hn\c riiptuicd the funk si/cable Gei- iniin town sineii Hit- nen Allied oflantlvc stalled ;the United Slatei Knst Aim}, pacemaker for the new fli-ive, flowed lliu road tcntei of Gica-icnich, on the Rhinc- lantl plain 10 miles east of Auihcii today. Most of Hie German traiiison hud evacuated the to\\n the injjht, raising tho poBsibditj that the Na/i com- mand Ls iml.liiiff back to a now defence ijne The Victory by troops under General Hodges places the Ahicneaus \hthin 2!) tnilc.s.of Cologne, which llc.s lo the southwest, The Pans radio -wvys the Ainei ILIUIS aie within toui and a half miles of .the Ruhr valley. HotvovX'i-, the Clciimuis havo thrown' their (list counter-attack of the offensive at Iho American Ninth Army. The Niuls 'spearheaded the attack with tanks supported by Infantry, but (hero's no ovltlcnco that It halted ihc Nlnlh Aimj puMi (loud I'.Ugicss Rcnorleii The Loiidon radio sfl'y« one town cnpiiircd by the Nlntli Aimj Is six miles Inside Germany; Uut this In unconfirmed. However,' Bupicmb Headquarters unys the rirst iind Ninth AinilMt'nro making e\c.cllenl on n fairly wldii front. Thoy have avor-rim a scon. n( towns find villages In- the Ilrst phase' of the, drive. As n mutter o( fact,- tho Ninth Army won tlil'co towns wlth- lil; two hours tiflcr the co.iiimniitl- Ing general iilckcd tip n tblcplionb ntid told his -unit commiimlors: "Lcjt's gol" .. Four : nther ; Allied nrtnlcn also -arc on. the move, alonu a •100-nillo front from Inside Holland lo the S\Lss rronllcv. • ,011 the noillioin wing »f (lie bnttlc-llnc-nliovo the 1 Ninth Army — the lirlllsli Second Army bns fought to Ihc banks of thd Mcuso .river In Southeast 'Holland. .'Blc; : , British '(jiins 'me ..looping shells aer<ws (lio Gcrhmn border only three nn,| oiic-huir miles (i\\aj ' ' Late Bulletins C 'K MRST ARMV HEAD. QlMliTfRS, Nov 17 (UP)— The American* idyancea Iwt) miles in^ one (sector today to within si* miles of DurcD sni piuhrd a ipcsrhc-ad within Z* miles of the" I'litnds U'oach Meli 0 [ the .. Ihb 'Amdili?iin tlilrd Army has cent plUrpjs into (jic oiiUklrts of Mclz, stfofiBiist: Ocrmhn bnstlon In cait unr,Fmibp.,The .British radio says i.' 1 .?'escape route behind MoU no\V has; been narrowed to four miles. •-.But: the enemy'obviously Intends jo-,.hold- the. fortress city to ..the prisoners • say the gairison last. Is fighting .-with the guns, or the piMlnpo.ttnd the S3 Elite Ouard nt their .backs. .They now are Ihrow- ln tf !'P , sandbag, nhd barbed wire bnrricndes. across street corners In preniiraHon Tor a last-ditch fight. The 10th Regiment of Die Amer lcn|i Bth Division has pmhcd to \ylthlii a mile o( the city on , the south. And other mills nrc within n nille iind a half of Mctz from the west 1 nnd norlli. nut front re- r>pr|.i clear 'that, the fortress will- fall only artcr days ol bloody . French Near Brlfort , To tliii sputh, Ihc Anieilcan Sov onlli iirid French/ 'First Armlei are liushln? steadily through the steep Vosgcs mountains. 'French Colonial Troops now are within seven miles of nelfort, tho fortress city guard- a ihountaln gup back Into Germany. The drives steadily mounting Allied Inlo Germany apparentlj have kindled considerable unrest Travelers reaching Sivlt?orl(ind from the Reich say German women have staged tumultous Deuce dcm- onstrntlons In Mnnnholm. But the Hots arc said to have been, "bloodily" suppressed by the Gestapo and Nazi Elite Guards. Other reports say the Gestapo Is arresting hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Ar- $800,000 Quota Set For Drive f i t Leaders To Outline Plans For 1 Campaign In 6th \Yar Loan With n quota pf i8«>000 fpr North CountJ In the Sixtli War " Loan Drive 'to "net Underway nationally Monday, a meeting wlli be held Mohclny night for all members ot tho ) committee In charge It lyns nmipunccd foday by J Loy Eich Oiahman ) ' In n statement tpdiiy ho asked all member* to atlehd th,-j fnieetln E 7 30 o clock at City hall so that thp ( campaign could get underway * ' " »«™»Jl ' ( j . K Quota for; each community will be «(Mlghrf!,fWdSmWerUl dlstrlb lilcM, fie said, r ' •" , The Jifnlop Chamber of Commerce has ttikdh, chorgq of sale 1 of E bonds, nUpta'of which is* $35^000 of Iho tSOOOM sought by the\ govern^ mfcht to 1 Be borrowed! 'from North 1 Mississippi County (citizens for u4 In winning the war >. J Bccaus^ t»Is. part of, the county iitsvor tins'Yodelled Its qUata oh bon4 selling (of $1875 and, which In id years will nay $23 to the bearer the Jnycccs will feature sale of bonds' ranging from thfa amount otp The slogan 'Lend over here til 1U over over thore ' hns been adopted for the campaign, >hl6h must be successful jf, necessities 1 for winning & war afc placed at the right place at the right time U was irolnted &ut, V5 •>' ,* . ., John F Bren>s' r Dies Early Today Near Burdette • John P Brents died early todaj nl the hom<! of his son William C Brents of near Burdette He was 79 Death followed a paralytic stroke suffered two weeks ago " Born In/ Polls Camp; Miss he lived there until he came to Mississippi County 21 years ago..He farmed until his ; ago' prevented active work. IZ^rr 5 ?"," C ! Vl1tl1 ™ ln n dcs -> Funeral.-services'will .be: held to, peratc effort to stamp out defeat- morrow in&rnlrigV 10 o'clock? at the '•" ul - ' . _„,.! J.,.,-* U..'ii-_ •-..•' —. • •_ .' Perhaps in an effort to bolster Gorman morale, the Germans arc reported to be bending every effort to attack the United Stntes wllh robot bombs. A Stockliov dispatch to the London Dally Mall says the Nazis are concentrating submarines end surface ships In Norway, preparatory to attempting raids on America. Tlucaf Not New However, military • observers In Washington say this docs not constitute any new threat to. American Atlantic) defenses. One official said: • ,. "We have submarine.,' defenses, warships nnd air observation Ini the Atlantic. And we're nlql'^golng to set up any large defenses machinery along, our shores to combat a possible attack by robot bombs." However, (he robot bombing or southern . England, Including the London area, .continued • today The bombs caused some damage and undisclosed number of-casual- lies. Also In London, Prime Minister Churchill lias' rejected proposals for reducing the size' of the British armies overseas. Instead he suggested a plan of limited home leave for soldiers "with long service in lauds. Churchill told Commons that nothing must be done which will, as he phrased tt, "weaken our effort In (he fighting'thea- ters in this climax of Ihc war." . . ; Churchilli.ajs.0.has denounced in sharp ' terms,.the'i assassination of Lord Moyno, Britain's resident mlu- rcsidcnce by the R«v. Oscar L. Hays, minister of the Church of Christ, with burial at-Sandy, Ridge Ccme- lery. •. : ...'.•• .:•.;.•;•;•.'•:-,• •. He Is.sarvlved by two sons, William C. ^Brents•.of.' Burdette and jnd Bonnie . Brents of Memphis,' and three '.daughters, Mrs. Kate Chadwick of Harrlsburg, III, Mrs. G. C. Ray of Myrtle, Miss., and Miss Connie Brents .of Blythevllle. .. • ' •• . Holt FiinerarHo'me'Js'lh'charge. " Livestock './ ST. LOIES, Nov.. 17 .(UP)-'Hogs 8,800 salable 7,500 top 14.15; 180-270 Ibs. 14.10-14.15 140-170 Ibs. 13-13.75 good sows' 13.S5-13.75.''-'"*' , Cattle .3,700 salable 3,5o6 calves 1,000 all salable mixed yearlings and heifers 10-12.75 cows 7.SO : 11 canners and cutters 525-7 slaughter steers 925-1750 slaughter heifers 8-16.75 stocker and, -feeder < steers 7.75-13.25. Sidewalk Under Repair A portion of th« sidewalk 'on the South side of Main slrtet between -First rand Second streets 'Is telug repaired and new »a,lk Jala by property owners, ' ' ister In Oie Middle East, by Uo Palestine cause of terrotals He 1 said Zioclim noyld s the great damage If these extremist ictlvilies brc continued.

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