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VOL. XLI—NO. 208 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS «, - .»,..... -—JHSSiiilLS!-^ - •»-» ^g^^u^,. U1SSOUIU A 1 AJ f f O Blythevlile Dally Newi Blythevllle Herald BlytheTillc courier Mississippi Valley Leader SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO '' PAnON'S TROOPS BREAK INTO GERMANY v >^"-«'v i >'v-ww'^v J *-«~^^^ ' . r • ' ^^^ ^^^^^B ^w ^w ^B v Hi M HI ^B ^B ^H ?i ' ' ' TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Russians Have Good Reasons To Fight Japs By JAMES HARPER United Press StaH Writer The world's two wars soon may become one world war. Russia may link them by giving Britain and America a second front against Japan in return for their second front against Germany. Within the past week, the Soviet Union has broken Its silence on the Par Eastern war with a scries of statements critical of Japan. Premier Stalin led the way on the anniversary of the Russian revolution with a reference lo Japan : as an "aggressive nation." The Soviet trade union magazine, "War and the Working Classes," followed through with thc statement that "Japan's production cannot compare with thai of Ihe Allies." Then a veteran ncd Army officer, Col. Ivan Tolchcnov, "told a Moscow audience that Japan was losing the Pacific war. He also said Japan had, on occasion, attacked the Soviet Union. And he mentioned specifically the Mongolian border clash in 1939. All this may be designed lo prepare Soviel opinion for a possible Russian entrance into thc Pacific war. Legally, Russia has five months in which to make up its mind about going to war with the Japs. Tho neutrality pact between the two, signed in Moscow April 13, 1941, was ratified 12 days later for a period of five years. Article III in thai pacl says: "In case nellhcr of the contracting parties denounces the pact one year before the expiration of the term it will be considered automatically prolonged for the next five years." In Force Until 194G The date of expiration is April 25, 1946. That means that Russia must denounce the agreement before Apr.il 25, 1945, or It will continue for five more years. But even if Moscow does denounce the agreement it will remain in force into 1946. The treaty Itself is simple. Us key scntense says: • • ",-" "Should one of the contracting parties become the object of hostilities on the part, of one or several third parties, the other contracting parly will observe neutrality throughout thc duration of the con- 3Ict." Of course, Moscow may decide tnat, since thc Axis doesn't, honor Us treaties, there is no reason why Russia should. Eight days before he attacked Poland, Hitler signed a non-aggression pact with the Soviel Union. That pact, as well as a trade treaty, still was in force when Hiller invaded the Soviet Union. '. Russia has four good reasons for wanting lo go lo war with Japan Jn the first place, it has an old score to settle, thc Russo-Japnncse War at the turn of thc century which was won by the Japs. In the secoivl place, Russia rr.inls a voice in the final peace settlement in the Far ynst. It has o long Pa- cilic coastline And its great POK a^cl naval base of Vladivostok is 0|)j- a shor: di<>, nee from Mnii- Critical of Chiang In the third place, Russia doesn't like the nationalisl Chinese govern- menl under Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Moscow has been oul standingly critical of Chiang's government, and its dislike was hi»h- lightcd by the recent Dumbarton Oaks conferences. Separate meetings were held for the Russians and the Chinese. The general supposition was that the delegations were kept apart because Russia wanted to honor its neutrality past with Japan. But this hardly .seems to IK a strong argument since thc meeting dealt, not with war, but with a future world security organization. Hence, Russia will want to sit in on the Pacific pence conference to keep an eye on the Chinese delegation, which will have an equal voice with America and Britain In the fourth place, Russia wanls to get thc Pacific war over as quickly as possible after the war in Europe. Moscow is anxious to begin the reconstruction of areas devastated by over three years of war. To do this, it will have to buy'plenty of goods from America and tlie British empire. But neither will slart selling on Ihe world market as long as their industries are tied up in war production. For these reasons Russia, after fighting one of thc toughest wars in history, may take on still another. N.YTstod^T AT&T i 63 Anaconda Copper 27 Beth Steel 61 Chrysler 88 Gen Electric 33 Gen Motors 61 Montgomery Ward 52 N Y Central. 10 Int Harvester 17 North Am Aviation 8 Republic Steel 17 Radio 0 Socony Vacuum 12 Studcbaker Standard of N J Texas Corp — Packard .' U S Steel Roosevelt May Ask Truck Men To End Strike Distribution of Food Through New England Seriously Affected Hy United Press TUe home front news Is highlighted by two strikes, one ill Massachusetts, the olner in Ohio In Massachusetts, the intervention of President Roosevelt appears imminent in the truck drivers' strike. Authorities say President Roosevelt may be asked to terminate the wildcat walkout by 5000 AP oi L drivers loday. The truck drivers in Ihe Boston area have defied the back-to-work orders of Die regional Wnr Labor Board. And the WLB promises lo invoke stern measures unless the strike is halted by Monday. Heavy Pood Losses The Massachusetts transportation strike is said to have seriously af- fecled food distribution throughout New England. Pood 'dealers claim they have had a loss of $100000 a day for Ihe past three days. The strike of telephone operators in Ohio may further impair the state-wide communications system today. Nine Ohio cilics already arc limited lo emergency telephone service, and before the day is out, two more may be added to thc list What's more, the two additional cities threatened with a communications tie-up ore Ihe war-produc- t'ln centers of Cleveland and Akron. The final decision for both cities has been left with the 1900 unionized operators in Cleveland. And the operators In Ohio's largest city arc holding a mass meeling today to decide what they're going to do. Others To Walk Out Should the Cleveland operator; vote for a strike, 400 Akron operators also will leave their switchboards. The all-woman communications v/alkout began yesterday in Dayton, ivw .weeks theadJ.'cKii , previously scheduled strikeday. The Dayton operators arc orolesting the paying of bigger salaries to out-of-town employes, and operators . in o'Her Ohio cities are striking in sym- pnthy with the Dayton complaint' Other spokesmen for labor are voicing other wage complaints in the nations capital. Representatives of the AP of L have Joined with Ihe CIO in demanding that wage floors be raised from 40 to 65 cents an hour. The AP of L representatives stated their case before the Senate Education and Labor Subcommittee Incidentally, the subcommittee chairman. Senator Pepper of Florida, is ramrodding this proposal to boosl minimum hourly rates. William Oxford Dies Yesterday Of Heart Attack William Cecil Oxford, long a butcher here nnd recently a frnil dealer, died yesterday noon at his home, 2016 West Vine. He was 78 Stricken with a heart attack Saturday, his condition had been critical since that time. Born at Holladay, Tcnn., hr lived there until he came to Blytheville In 1903. Funeral .services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Ash Street Assembly of God Church by the Rev. J. W. Ramsey, pastor, with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Burl Davidson, Hcrschel Smilh. -Elberl Bry- cans, Will Goodrich, T. A. Davl- and Columbus- Ellmo. He is survived by his wife, Mn Berdie Malhis who was reared a Nashville. Tcnn.; a daughter, Mr.- Jack Spradlcy of Chicago; Iw sons. James and Marvin Oxford o Elythevllle. nine grandchildren am one great grandchild. Cobb Funeral Home is in Charge Arkansas Briefs LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Corporation Commission has gra.ntcd a confinnance from Monday. Dec. 4 to the Missouri and .Kansas Railroad for a hearing on;3fe application for permission lo "drscontlnue all passenger service on Ha lines. LITTLE ROCK — James Wallace of Russcllrille has been elected president of Ihe Arkansas Frozen Food Looker Association. Other officers elected at (he association's onganliation meeting at Little Kock Friday include; J. Burke of Forrest City, secretary- treasurer, and H. N. JfcArlhurt of RentoH, vice president. Members of the board of directors arc Daw p roc (o r O f Wynne, Harry Grimes of Newport, Harry L. Sewcll of SHoam Springs, R. L. Cassaciy of Nashville, A. S. Hill of Conway, and C. J. Schakelford of DeWItt Illness and industrial accidents account for more than 50 per cent of absences from wnr work. Colonel Tipton Leads Air Group Supporting Pattori's Third Army A 191H TACTICAL AIU COMMAND FIGHTER BASE, France Nov. 18.—A fighter plane Is a lighter plane, to Co). James B. Tipton 1038 Walnut Street, Hlythcville, Ark. Formerly Ihe commanding officer of a P-51 "Mustang" group, he now files the chunky, eight-gunned rhunderboll. The ex-University of Alabama lootball player is the new- ly-appolnled commanding officer of the "Tlumdcrblrd" group, which has- been operating from advanced all- strips In France since D pins -10 He hns down 101 sorties against thn Germans, and sent one ME-109 to Its death. "The most memorable mission that I recall," says Colonel Tlplon, was one on which we (lew escort for heavy -bombers over Germany. On the take-off my engine conked out; but It caught again, so I kept go- Ing. As a rule, you should return to the base when this happens, but II seemed all right, EO I kept on. Attack Enemy I'liincs "There were eight of us on flic mission. When we were over Germany we caught sight of 75 to 100 Geimnn single and twin-engine fighters, and decided to tail them Then, when they got close enough to be a menace lo the bombers, we attacked. 'My Mustang w «s riiiiiiing at about half-throttle, so I couldn't do as much righting as I'd have liked. But I did get one, and the rest of the Flight shot down at least 12 others. One of our planes was losl." As commanding officer, Ihe 29- year-old ^co]onel leads the Thiin- derblrd group in direct support of U. General Palton's Third Army. On almost every mission he Is in close contact with the ground commanders over the target area. An advancing column nears an enemy position, and signals Jerry's location to the Thunderbolts overhead Immediately a night swoops down" bombs and strafes, and clears the ivay for the doughboys below During the siege of Brest, for example the Infantry radioed that It had occupied a German fort 20 minutes after a Tliuriderbird squadron had bombed it, Support of the Third Army began .Augustflst. "Diirlrig 'the 'first month, the group destroyed 181 enemy .trucks, 14 tanks, 23 locomotives and box cars,'and 25 gun positions and horse-drawn artillery pieces. Starred At Alabama Colonel .Tipton was graduated irom the University of Alabama where he studied aeronautical engineering. In 1938. A member of the tackle Colonel Tiiiton City To Observe Holiday Nov. 30 But Next Thursday Will Be Thanksgiving At Army Air Field Blytheville residents, with the exception of federal government workers, will celebrate Thanksgiving on thc traditional date the hut Thursday in November. Schools, business firms and banks w'ill ho closed Nov. 30. ami churches Thursday; have • .^.n.., .1111 MUVI: special services that day but the roslofflcc ami Blylhevlllc Army Air Held will observe the liollctirt next week, date set by President Roosevelt. It is understood that all of the •!8 .states accepted the .early date sol by the President, except 1 W S with Arkansas one of • these . b» CRU/C the hue passed by the Arkansas legislature in 1843 'rh'akos the last Thursday In November the date for the stale's' official 'observance. Students will have a four-day holiday, as announced, beginning Wednesday afternoon; Nov 29 white employes of.' businesses will •fiing, in 1U38. A member of the cni|«uy«s oi. businesses w iity football team, he played! ° thc onc clny Boncrnlly ' ' ;le in 1937 in the Rose Bowl! C . l(Me(i win *>E both banks, ( — .„„, J4J V1IU ^vu^t; ouWl Ii . ----- "vi i * Uiiiini Same, at Pasadena, Calif. His other i L " smcS!i fir »vi except those en- hobbies include hunting and fishing Bfl8cd '" special-type services need- 1 {.ike after my dad in that re- 1 L "' a " d " le Courier News which sect" rin ' "' ' w111 oli a re- 1 ' s spect," grins thc Colonel;' "he's been' w111 Polish no newspaper ' n up in the Ozarks since July." I <Jn >'Before his commission in thc Air Corps, in May, 1939, Colonel Tipton served as second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers Reserve. His post-war plans are to remain as n flying officer in the Air Corps His father, Dr. Paul L. Tipton is ;>n M. D. in Blytheville, Ark., where he resides with Mrs. Tiplon. Army and Navy Ask Low Rales Contract For Power Here and At Newport Fields Called High BUTTLE ROCK, NOV. is. — The ind Navy Departments Friday War CO)J1 P l!]in t the State Commission charging that Ti .'I p .?! d for elcc ' ri cily by the ^lylhcville Army Air Field and the Warine Air Facility near Walnut (Idge were in excess of those paid '5' similar consumers in those areas The complaint declared thc Government contracted with Die Ar- •nnsas-Mtssoiiri Power Corp., in »42 to supply power to the two nstaliatiojis, adding that In 1943 he power company reduced rates o Practically all consumers in ircas around Blytheville and Wal- uit Ridge. It alleged thc utility had •cluscd to apply the lower rales o the Army and Navy Air Fields The complaint asked the com?n"SI ., '° ordcr " 1C IJ01vcr fir .'" '° ipply thc lower rates to the Government installations, father Of Mrs. Penn Dies At Lake Village John Broadus Simms, rollred banker of Lake Village and father ot Mrs. Charles Pcnn., died at his home there Wednesday following n lengthy Illness. He was 67 Mr. and Mrs. Perm and Mrs. Penn s cousin. Nfrs. E. B. Woodson went here Wednesday. Mrs. Penn remained there while Mr. Penn and Mrs, Woodson rc- urned,,following the funeral services Thursday afternoon. Mr. Simms had visited relatives here a number of times. Chicago Rye open high Dec. Mav low close pr.cl. 108% 107^1 'oay, in?--* 106%.10594 106% 10514 that Religious services-, sponsored by Ihe Ministerial Alliance, will be held at First Methodist Church, 10 n. m., with the Rev. Harvey T Kidd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, to deliver the Thanksgiving sermon. The rostofficc will be closed next Thursday and there will be 1:0 mnll service in town or country bill this business will be operated as usual on Nov. 30, because II Is a federal Institution Likewise, Blytheville Army Air Field will observe the early holiday with turkey to be served there Nov. 23, but the. training program will Nov. 30 observed . continue as usual. Thc holiday will not be there. The annual Thanksgiving football game with P'orrest Clly will be played here but whether It will be on Turkey Day or Friday night, Dec. 1, had not been decided today. Seven Counties Fail To Make Ballot Reports LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 18 (UP) — Only seven of Arkansas' 75 counties failed to make the Friday deadline In filing official returns of the recent general election with Secretary of State. C. G. Hall. Still unreportcd are Faulkner, Franklin, Jackson, Lcc. Logan, Sharp and White counties. And here arc thc olficlal tabulations in regard to thc five constitutional amendments and two initiated ads which appeared on the Arkansas ballot: ' Amendment Number 34— Which would set up a new lax for maintaining county libraries—80,713 for and 8G.4G8 against. Amendment Number 35 — The measure which prohibits the closed shop and maintenance oi union works contracts—25,670 for and 80,- C57 against. Amendment Number 36—Creating a game and fish commission board —104,843 for nnd (56,017 opposed. Amendment Number 37—Allowing service men lo vote without poll tax —138,284 for and 35,628 against. Amendment Number 38— providing a four-year term for governor and lieutenant governor—72,111 for and 98,107 against. Initiated Act Number Two — repealing horse and dog racing—13,29'2 for and 08,627 against. And Initiated Act Throe—the so- callcd Hollingsworlh Hospital Act— 40,697 for and 130,044 flgnlnst. pnlace. In 'northern iesl Lines Are Torn Open, Berlin Admits Nazis Claim, However, That Counter-Attacks Have Closed Breaches LONDON, Nov. 18. <l)P)-Hudlo Uorlln iidmlls Hint a new Russian land and air offensive has "torn "lien" the German lines nruiind Budapest. However, the enemy broadcast comes rlghl back with the familiar claim lhat Gorman counter-attacks have closed thc breaches. Here's what Moscow dispatches have to say nbout tho assaull on the Hungarian capital: • Powerful formations »( Russian planes arc slugging it out with the l-utlwalle In the Budapest sector So far, tho Riissliins hold air superiority nnd their Slormovlk bombers are ripping Clemmn BUI1 bnl . (cries and communications lines "round thc city. • In some sectors German and Hungarian troops are putting up stilt' resistance, bill front dispatches any the Soviet ah- atlack gives thc lied Army tanks the edge In heavy armored buttles on (lie approaches to the capital. Par to the south, Albanian pa- riots are reported fighting inside their capital of Tirana. The Germans arc said to have been driven out of three large sections of thc city and bitter fighting now rages ;;™_r_ exiled King Zog's bombed-out, Europe, a Swedish ,„; - — —' "-planes, presumably Allied, Ivivr attacked n iiirge German co.woy In the waters be'rca-i Denmark and Sweden" Observers on the Swedish coast heard heavy explosions which sounded like direct hits on the German ships. And untl-nlrci-alt tracer bullets were scon from Sweden. Branch Barnes rs tor 6th War Loan „„ „:,-,; Wnl ' Lonn Campaign was officially opened this week In South Mississippi county with naming of the various chairmen in all communities by H C Branch, chairman of South 'Mississippi County. Special emphasis is to lie given to the sale of Series "E" bonds As the sale of this scries Is far fielow the amount set up Mr Branch ha.v requested all out a little extra effort „„ ulu sale of "E" bonds, Mr. Branch 1ms appointed his community leaders and set quolas to be raised. The lolal quota for Eoulh Mississippi County'Is $050000 and Hie following Is a breakdown If thai nmoiinl ns lo cotn- Prcwetl, Sr., Osccola, Joe Powell and R. L Houck Luxora, $43,000; W. M. Taylor and Mrs R H Hobhifon, Kelscr, $35,000; Benlon Gnrrett nnd J. 'if. Grain Wilson, $175,000 J. W. Miller and Calvin Wll- Jlnms, Efissett, $12,000; Ralph Bowden and J B Wilson Joiner $30,000; P. N. nrlsl. Jr., Roy Yclvlngton and C. Speck, Frenchman's Dayou, C. L. Denton, Jr., and I, P Nicholson, Whltton, $12,000; Valiant Chinese Stall Enemfi 4 Offensive At Banks Of Lung; MacArthur's Men Push Ahead By United I'rcss Chiim's .Julian!, mirrioi'.s () f » (hotisiiml dcfcnts huvc sonio Kood news lo iTjmil. Clnmgkinw ,c,,orl.s tlml Ihe .h.pm.osc drive wo.stwnnl t n UKh Kwnnpi Province Irom ciiDtnrcd Miichow has been h li 1 cd ,.,l loM.sl inoincnlanly on l),o l.img river, .seven milc.s wos ol cni>tm-cd Is mil. ChmcHO nrlillory vn.ils Imve mnii- Mj,ad, so nir, lo rcpoll Jnpiincso iilU'inpts to ford the stream , iiiu proceed on thoir KunmiiiK from the VP.W r»i • ii '•••vii viniL|Mu^ii iu IHUI1UU l\l UniiM-hold tircu of liiirnm and Chtint?kinjf. In Ilurmii. Chinese troops have forged ahead by denting a Japanese defense line nroiiml Hie-north- cciilial enemy base of llhamo. 'iiic Allied fighters me atlemptlng lo tvrest tho city from Japanese hands, Late Bulletins JACKSONVILLE, Hn, p Nov. 1H (III') — Xwpiity ItaMciiKcns «m Injured, mvcriil seriously, when the fast; Tainlaml chiu»|ilnn of Ihe AlhuiUo Coast l,ln c KMIromi, dciullnd between Jefiup nnd Na- liuiila, <)«., toduY. Early reports linlli-ulc noxitie luid been mini. WASHINGTON, NUV. is mi')— 'I'lic general sale of lickuls |u Die Army-Navy fooHmll RIIHU., which 1'iis |jc*n .shifted t» llaltlmort-, nilttre. This <«minUtcf w ll| work nut plans (n sell the. tickets lu ciiiijiinelliin ulth tliii sixth l:«nil ih lie, , Nov. 18 (Ul>|— Alioiit •ICO American fljrhtcr plain's swarmed uuruss suiitlim.slrrn Onrmaiiy todny. They shot up four coiimilratlwui of ralltrny oil tank cars »i»uml Munich, Ulin 1111,1 llniuui. munltles W. w. $225,000; I. It. C. p. Tompklns and Autry, Burdcllc, $12,000; G. I. Byrd, Mllligan Illdgc. $3,- Colenian ili.OOO; It. H. Wllmolh and Leroy Wlldy Etowah, $10.000; If. T. Bond and J. p. Hollman, Crews, Crews' Lateral, Point, $15,- to set up n key base In a proposed' new over-land supply route for Chl- nn. / U. S. 1'roirrcH.s Sl<iw Meantime, iterate Hie Clilnn Sea, American troops on Lcylo arc winning Ihe battle of Ormoe only with slow, painstaking gains, measured In yards, •' .. mm placed tminy In /rro'TinTilii Continued 'bad wenthcr nnd fnnn- iif Mnrylimtl Wir Fliiunrc Cum- , "' Jll|) ^stance ire combining mlt<i>i>. TU.: ,.,,,,.,,111,,- ...i i. 't> prevent any. spectacular breakthrough the hammering Yank offensive ot Lcytc's west' coast port clly. However, ihc enemy Is continuing lo pay nn expensive bill for his delaying t| B ht on the inld- I'hlllpplne Island. American forces driving on Or- tnoc fron'i Ihe north have knocked buck three sepcrnlc attempts by the enemy to rescue some 300(1 .lau- nnsr .troops encircled neur by-passed Union. In addition, the Amur- lean 32ml Division now Is driving a wedge deep Inlo Ihe puckcl of enemy trooixi thereby preparing to further Isolate the trapped Japanese warriors, so. fnr, this "surround and divide" lypn oi warfare has cosl ihe Japanese aomo 300 Killed In thc p.ist 2-1 hours. 1 rowevcr, the lwr> American divisions advancing, on Orinne from Ihe south and north arc IllUc closer lo thiilr objective than they were yesterday. Front lino reports Indicate both forces still arc between 10 and', 11 mllCB distant from the port clly."- * "• . , Viinkn Win Atull ' Nor Is Micro, ii, tlc |, change . hi the-American Invasion of the Ma- plns Islands. Our forces have cleared (he Japanese frum one atoll and half of another In the coral chain used by thc Japanc.w to report U. 3. Ilombcr Highly from New Guinea. American airmen, however, arc striking at fnr flung Japanese bases from Davao, the Mindanao Sea and nlr bnso | n the southern Philippines to Cebu anil ticgros Islands, mjdway In. tho Philippine chain. An enemy raid on our bnsD nt DL;I«K,. on Leyte's east emits caused some ilamnge. However, American flghlcr planes and antl-nlrcraft fire brought down 18 of Ihe 30 enemy nltackers. Incidentally, Honolulu has again proven Us roimd-lbc-clock alertness for any Japanese sneak attacks on thc Hawaiian Islands. It Is revealed that anti-aircraft gulls rimming Ihc clly blared Inlo action shortly before midnight last night, when mi unidentified group of planes was picked up on a path heading " for " Graduation Day At Field Monday Distinguished Combat Veteran Will Speak At Ceremonies Here Members, of thc • latest class-of '' -., -...„,... 'jtf Blytllcvlllc Ar.my Air-.Field Will, receive their whi|!s In graduation c.xcrclses Monday afternoon, after having been scheduled to graduate five weeks ago. Uccausc 78 members of Ihe uluss will nol be here lo receive Ihclr wings, IJcul. Col. Gene D. Lnngnn, nl present coimnnndltig officer of the field and until- recently deputy for training and operations, will fly to Tyndnll Field, Panama City, Fla., to personally present the wings. This group was scnl to that base some time ago for special training at the gunnery school. Mke olher training classes t Ihn country, graduation time. Lieut. John E. Booth, who has a distinguished flying record of over- was service with the Second nnd Eighth Air Forces, will be the speaker nl thc graduation program hern beginning at 2 p.m. Transferred to Ihc local base a month ago as n Hying Instructor, following return from foreign scr- _ ... j lonio j g . ... V' ", •*"• However, (he'planes were later MaJ. Lewis J. Partridge, director Identified as friendly of flying, will present thc wlnga to — ' thc large group known officially as u/ , i c "-. r .-, Weather . Music will be furnished by the o rcce wng vr iini-1n«T r,t ,. ____ 1_ 1 i__ _ f . . POrlUs"'" (*"< viwn-j t a shorter period of special training, much cha'ngrTin""temperature were graduated at the regular time. 'Hie present ca.-w In this group training here Is expected lo graduate early In December. As graduation of thc aviation cadets In Monday's clns-s takes nlsco, another class Is In the midst of its Flint Bend, $10,000; E. B. Chiles, Pecan 000; Gilbert Lynch and Mao Rogers Victoria. $3,500; ' W. B. Tyre, West Ridge, $5000- Lloyd Shclton, Hatcher, $5,000; ' I H. Ohlcndorf and Eric Waddcll Grider, $8,000; C. J. Lowraiice, Jr., Driver $15 000 E. H. Mann, Marie, $2,000; Joe Cromcr, Carson Lake, $15.000; D. E. Blackmon. Dyess, $3,000; C. a. Alexander, Coltonwood Comers, $2,500; Ben Peimentcr and Hewitt Rogers, Luxora, $5,000. (.mining program and n new class e.vpected lo arrive next week, as it i-. Ihe program to have two classes of ii"tal!on cndcLi im! o>i.» c'r.fc: -jf civilian pilots In training simultaneously. New York Cotton Mar. May . July . Oct. . Dec. . 2176 2177 2159 2088 2165 2176 2177 2158 2088 2166 2171 2173 2155 2087 2.61 2173 2175 2156 2087 2161 N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Opt, Dec. 2173 2182 2158 20S2 21C3 2170 2182 2161 2092 2165 2177 2178 2158 SMI 2103 2178 2181 21G1 2092 21C5 2175 217B 2150 2085 2162 2179 2182 21G. 208Q 2165 Albert Nelson Killed During Leyte Battle Pfc. Albert J. Nelson, 33, was killed in action Sept, 2B during the Leyte Invasion, thc War Department has notified his parents. Mr. and Mrs Dcward Kosp, Highway 51 North. A member of thc 8lst Wildcat Division, Private Nelson enlisted In thc Army In June, 1042. He sailed for foreign service in June, 1944 A former resident of Memphis, where he was born and attended school, he was associated with his father In business there before the family moved here in 1938. He assisted in thc -Hosp Iron nnd Mctnt Company here until entering the Army. His wife, thc former Miss Jo Hamilton of De Wilt whom he married six years ago, had c6n- tlnued to live In Marysvllle, Cnllf, after he left for overseas. The only child of Mrs, Hosp, the c.itli mrss.ige u'.is received on his birthday. Three-Star Cut-Up His Important role In making naval history In the destruction of the Japanese fleet oft the Philippines doesn't prevent Vice Adm. Marc A. MtUchcr, carrier task force commander, from cutting a fancy cake wilh a small boy's gusto. He's pictured seated at a special mess aboard the aircraft carrier Lexington. Drive Into Saar f As Other Units Battle At Metz American Offensive . , Rolling Enemy Back AH Along West Wall .SUPREME -ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Paris, Nov. 18 (ij.p.) —Three American armies now nrri %hllii(i on Gcrmnn soil in the middle of the wc.stcrn 'front this noon. And three other Allied armies near tolh ends of the West Wall r.ru shoving t)ie' Nazis steadily over Ihe last few miles to the enemy homeland. .-...,'.. Qcnornl t'atton's American '.Third Army'Is the latest force to Invade Germany. Third Army units broke Into Germany's Sear.basin in the Perl area, nbout ono mile .Inside Ilio enemy frontier near the Junction of 'the French, LuxemtyjurB- nnd Nar.1 border's. . . ',.,', Reports from, the front so'far liiwc not. revealed whether thefticw Invasion was' made ; In strength Bill powerful forces of both Armor nnd infantry - were massed along u twelve-mile front south ot Perl yeAlc-rituv, nt.pjlnte' ranging from n halt mile to four miles from uormany. • • , • • •••.,, Perl lies eight, miles northeast of Kocnlgsmachor, w hcro the Tliiril Army crossed tlio' Moselle river for " drive Into tho Saar earlier this Week, : ,- • • Kail of Meli Imtnlnent The new thrust into Gennany :omcf, ns other. 'Third Army units about 25"mile's southwest of Perl arc storming . Mcb. . Untied Press" War Oil rspoiulerit Robert. Richards reports • from •• the front that the Yanks launched- a- showdown assault foiy'thc fortress' early today And a. front-dispatch says It ap- liearn . certain,..Dial Met?, will •• bu unable, 1 lo stand much longer against the 'constant American pressure. . .. • r . .: . . . Tlifc doughboys arc attacking 'from positions within .one mile or' three,, sides/of:" (he .clty^ahd have .squeezed tho. enemy •'•escape cor- rlddr nn the east to a •, five mile wld« virtual •no. man's land swept by bombs,', bullets , and shells. ,„* X Berlin .report'says the Amer- Icanr, are (whig right searchlights so numerous and powerful on the Thll'd Army fron! that German troops facing them have to wear smoked .glasses. While Third Army units- fight Inside Germany and battle to wipe out tho Btrongpolnt of Nazi defenses in eastern BVance, the American First and Ninth Armies r.re fighting slowly eastward' across the Cologne plain on a 20 mile front.. • ' Supreme Headquarters, reveals the First Army Is smashing ahead cast of Aachen within six miles of Cologiie, . •. '. Heavy Fighting Reported Amciicin troops In the Hurtgeu Forest southeast, of Anchen have been meeting'; some of the..most iurioiu resistance on Ihe 'entire front. But a bulletin just received from the fronl says the Germans are beginning to show definite signs of wearing down. The dispatch says the heaviest sustained artillery pounding ot the war Is breaking up the Nazi resistance. Heavy rains stalled General Simpson's American Ninth Army during the night, and three armored counter attacks held the Ninth up for a wlille yesterday. But the attack got under way again with clearing .skies this morning. Some twenty miles farther north, near the upper end of the active 400 mile front. British Second Army troops In southeastern Holland continued ;to knock out the Nazi .defenses left west of the Meuse river before Roermond. The Tommies seized two bridgeheads across the Derivation, or Zlg, canal lo ,Increase their threal to Ihe important city of Veido. Some British units are within about nine miles of Venlo, Nazi held strong- point on, tho west bank of the Mouse. '; ".' Near the southern end of the western front, French First Army troops are fighting their way thru the famous Bcltort Gap leading into Bavaria, within 25 miles of the Rhine river. The French plunged into the. gateway after capturing the stronghold of Molit- bellard, along with, at least five other nearby towns. American Seventh Army forces OH up the line seized another halt dozen hamlets, advancing to wilh- In two miles of th northern hinge of the enemy defense line in the Vosges Mountains. , ... _ . „'/".' The Germans continue to apply the torch to French towns and villages as they fall back deeper nlo the Vosges hills. •'••• Divebombers provided olr cover along some areas of the western ront, hut poor weather continued o hold up, large scale air operations Chicago Wheat open high low % close prcl Dec. 165 165'5 16S * J-M 165 ay 159'{ 161 'Ity'i^m 159%

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