The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 20, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of MoaTHJUBT ARK* NH *g t m c^ ,.„ „„__ A.^.M-4 *? KJ VOL. XLI—NO. 209 Blytheville Dally News BlythevtUe Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Man Fatally Injured At Maiden, Mo. Highway Accident Also Takes Life Of Missouri Resident Roy Lee Burcholt, 38, mcchanlc- wclder ol Blyllievllle Machine Works, and John Mann, 51, of Maiden, Mo., were killed Instantly last night when 'heir pickup truck struck a bridge abutment on Highway C2, thr.ce miles cast of Maiden. The Missouri victim wns identified first as O. E. Palmer of Blytheville but at Maiden, numerous friends and relatives positively Identified the body at noon today as that of John Mann, who hud lived at Maiden a number of years. The accident occurred alxmt 9 o'clock as (lie Blytlicvillc Jiian was returning from Advance, Mo., where he had visited his mother, Mrs. Elva Burcliett. Visibility Poor It was raining hard; making visibility very poor, and the truck had two bad tires which may have caused a blowout, according to Missouri state police who investigated. The car, which they said was traveling not more than 40 miles per hour, struck the abutment on the wrong side ot the road as if the machine suddenly had swerved from one side of the road to t.ii» »i.v..(i. it was said. Although the impact was hard enough to apparently kill both men Instantly, the truck did not turn over and was not damaged us severely as might be expected In such an accident, officers said. Charles Watson of Maiden, among the first motorists who discovered the tragedy, notified the funeral home. Body of the BIylheville man was removed to Morgan Funeral Home at Advance, Mo., where funeral services will be held tomorrow lilies At JIahlen Tentnlive plans were made for 2 p.m. Following services at Maiden, burial will be made at Maiden, Mo. Body of the Maiden man was at Day Funeral Home there with arrangements Incomplete early this afternoon. Mr. Burchett, born at Brownwood Mo., .ncnr Advance, later lived at Maiden but spent most of his life at Advance. ; He first was employed by B. p .. Kiger several years ago and had worked ,jit Blytheville Machine • ..Works., aii'jsovoral 1 . Intervals''- having returned "here ' only six weeks ago from California where lie had been employed in defense work. The truck he wns driving had been lent him by Mr. Kiger to visit his mother. > Mr. Burchett made his home here with a sister, Mrs. Arthur Book Mrs. Book, her husband, who is a member of the police force, and Mr Kiger went, to Malclon .and Advance' today after the body was identified! Other Survivors : ",' .Ho also is survived by : a daughter; who makes 'her home : at nideely Tenn., with her mother; another sister, Mrs. Minnie Adams of Chaf- fcc. Mo., mid four brothers, Willard and Melvin Burchett of Advance- a brother in St. Louis and another' in California. Body ot the other man was first identified by J. w. Edmondson, foreman of Haskins Compress at Maiden, where Mr. Mann wns employed Born at Spoo»ervil!e community near Maiden, he had lived there most of his life. He made his home with Ins. mother, Mrs. Daisy Tif- He also is survived by two brothers, Clarence Mann of New Madrid Em0ri ' " DUtC "" Mann °< Illness Claims Life Of Local Resident Sunday Mrs Ella Victoria Cunningham died, last night at Memphis Baptist Hospital. She was 57 Nov. 11. Ill for a long time, she was removed to the hospital there three weeks ago. Born at Penyville, Tenn, she and , "' famil >' ramc to Blytheville in 1932. Her husband, L. p. Cunningham, died a year ago. She is survived by two sons, Elmer and Roy Cunningham, and two daughters, Mrs. AIHe Wade and Mrs. Mae Watson, all of Blythe- Date of funeral hns not been set Wit services are expected to be held Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church on West Ash street The Rev. J. w. Ramsey, pastor w,il officiate with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge, Aleutians Veteran Killed BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 20 (UP)) Corporal Richard Bennett a veteran of the Aleultans campaign and more recently stationed at Camp Chaffcc noar Fort Smith, was killed when struck by an automobile near Bentonville Sundsv Sheriff William Black says 'Bennett was killed when he ran lo catch a northbound bus. Corporal Bennett was on furlough cnroute to' his home In Washington slate. New York Cotton Mar. . 2174 2175 21G8 2170 2173 May . 2177 2178 2171 2172 2175 July . a. 58 2159 2152 2155 2156 Oct. . 2087 2037 2081 2084b 2081 Dec. . 21IK 2)<H 2NJO 2160 2101 Killed In Battle Pj't. Alfred G. Ashnbranncr 20 son of Mr. and Mrs. A. c. Aslm- brnnner of Ekron, was killed in action Oct. 30 in France, the War Department today notified his parents Arkansas Briefs LITTLE KOCK — Mofioji picture theaters in 16 Arkansas cities anil towns have pledged some $5000 in (he motion picture Industry's Stale War Finance Committee's "first minute" Sixth War Jioan lloml sale. The committee has asked all theaters in Ihe slate lo buy or sell at least one $100 bon,] at noon today to open (he diiive in Arkansas. g.MOa-nUABT AHKANBAB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI m.YTHEVILLE,..ARKANSAS, MONDAY LITTLE KOCK-Sccretary T. A. iWcAmis of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says all service men in Arkansas on military orders have been granted, residence privilege for hunting. Hut warns that they musl pay die slales regular $1.50 hunting and fishing fees to hunt game and use artificial bait. LITTLE ROCK—Robert W. Sisson, manager of Die Litlle Rock Office of the Federal Social Security Hoard since 1937, has been appointed executive officer of the Veterans Administration in Washington. Sisson—a leader in American Legion activities in Arkansas—will assume his new duties Dec. 1. JFORT SMITH— Major Donald IV. Reynolds, publisher of Ihe Fort Smith Southwest Times- Reconcl, has filed application with (he Federal Communications Commission in Washington 1 for permission to establish a .radio •//p'tfan if .!?ort Smith. The sta- tlon would be operated 'on 1000 'Ipbcycles with 20 watts power. LITTLE ROCK-M. I,. Wilson, Federal Extension Service Diirc- for, will he one of the principal speakers at the annual coiifertnce if (he Arkansas Agricultural Extension Scilvice at Litlle Rock Nov. 2?, 28 and 20. Wilson is also chief of the nutrition programs .branch.,of ; the War Food Admln- ; EUREKA SJPKJNG5-;Mrs;.Dori- nie Mae Conipton' 'of Eureka Springs is scheduled to -go on ttial in circuit court tomorrow on charges of murder in connection with the. death of her 61-year- old husband, Everett Compton, last July. LITTLE ROCK — Crawford Greene, diujctor of the Arkansas Education Department's Division of School Administration, says a total of 5354,317 was spent during the fiscal year of 1943-1944 under the free textbook distribution service. PINE BLUFF—The annual convention of the Arkansas Association of county judges will beMicld at Tine Bluff Dec. 1 and 2. Governor-elect Ren Laney will be the principal speaker. Judge Charles O. Smilhcrs of Bcnlon is association president. In 1908, a banquet was held in Chicago seiver to celebrate the completion of the project, located in Franklin Park. Carrier Planes Attack Manila, Tokyo Reports Clark Field Listed Among Luzon Targets For 300 U. S. Planes By Uiillcd Press American airmen apparently arc stepping up their offensive against Manila in the Philippines. Tokyo reports that some 300 American currier planes attacked Jhc Philippine capital last ,,| B |ii hi the second air attack on tlie city within 24 hours. Earlier re- parts said American planes lilt Manila yecsterday morning. According to the enemy, Ihe SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ance In Metz Nears End; Belfort Is Reported Captured; Soviets Open Drive In Latvia night raiders hit Clark Field, ami three other targets all on Luzon Island. The add that Liberators raided Davao on Mindanao and Cebu Island, west of Lcyte, yesterday. As for the ground fighting on Leyte, the Japanese report fierce hand-to-hand fighting in northwestern Leyte where 3000 Japanese are trying to break open an American trap. In tlie new American Invasion of the Asia Islands, off New Guinea, the Yanks arc encountering little enemy opposition. Thc Americans landed on the island to eliminate It as a Japanese warning post on the bombing route lo the Philippines. The enemy has been using the Asia Islands to send warnings lo Ihelr forces of Ihe approach of American bombers and transport planes from New Guinea. Raids In Kurilcs Tokyo radio also reports other American air raids, these far to the north, on Paramushiro Island in the Kurilcs. Thc enemy says they were made last Thursday and S " TU '" l! ! 5 ,: M „ >"ke every effort fo~ ond"thfl' In addition, the enemy says that' before it Winter Offensives In Poland And East Prussia Also Coming LONDON, Nov. 20 (U.P^-Thc Gcnmm nulio 8R y s tho KU.SSIIUIS have opened triieiy • offensive in Latvia The report comes juat'iibput i v month after the .powerful Soviet ollcitsive in ao.ut.hpn/ Ulvin freed the Capital dtv ' (Uvisions According to Berlin, the new Red offoiwivo exit-nils in an arc from n point .15 •miles. south of the Haltic port of Lilwu to a point 70 miles eastward on the Gulf of WLB Seeks End; Of Ohio Strike i Government May Act ' To Prevent Spread ' Of 'Phone Dispute , By United Press Union officials indicate that Ohio telephone strike may spread to Pennsylvania nnd.West Virginia. '. -'. That possibility was indicated bj the regional director of the inde-' pendent union staging the fouriday old walkout In Ohio. Arriving In Cleveland loday, he said ho -will *'.' Meanwhile both Allied nn<! A.vl.s sources are hinting strongly that the Soviets are about to launch winter drives in Poland and East Pnis- aln. In Hungary, the Red Army Is continuing to blast German defenses northeast ot Budapest. Moscow sftys General Mallnovsky's Second Ukrainian army lias breached enemy defenses In n half damn places along the 80 mile front.stretching northeast from Budapest. And tho Ger,mans say tho Russians are throwing one of the Allied air forces ever employed in Burma, consisting of more than 130 bombers nnd fighters, raided Japanese installations at the mouth of Siltang- river in southern Burma yesterday. In northern Burma, Chinese Iropps have broken into Bhamo, one' of the two lost remaining Japanese bases in tlie Burma theater. The action' followed a heavy dive-bombing attack by, American warplanes which smashed the enemy's outer defenses. Kattia, 5G miles to the west, is the only other enemy, strongpoint iri northern Burma, nnd that town already is threatened by British troops pushing down the Manda- lay-Mylikyijin railway line. Chiang Makes Changes to rt Thc Nnlioilnl Wnr Labor is expected to act on the dispute' today. . ;• ;• The walkout '-'Dayton, where telephone operators protested the payment of extra wages to out-of-town opcrnlors. The 'Strike already has spread to 27 diilo.oitles.' Meanwhile, Boston' Housewives expect a lenn Thanksgiving HS the city's food supply,- continued to dwindle ns/n result of the eight- t% old truck strike. Some 6000 truck drivers are refusing to niovf) vast stores of foodstuffs nesded'for the holiday markets In .Massaehui setts'. ' . : . . i a reinforcements Into Ihe the hour. battle by A dispatch from Yugoslavia sitys the last escape corridor foi 1 the es- Umatcd 100,000 Germans retreating northward from Albania and Greece )ias been narrowed lo less than co hilles. And the coininunlriite says lirll- Jsh,' Russian, Yugoslav and liulga- 'rlan troons nrc closliic In from two directions on the escape route. To Accept Bids For Road Work Bituminous Surface On Road To Barficld Planned By State Bids for hwd surfacing of Illgh- . i P va y- 18 east of ^BlytliovUb to tlio Re fuse -n Compromise" • ' (Mississippi Hiver will te. accepted l>v The men rejecfed n compromise of- "IB Arkansas Highway Commission ™ : ' " ' ' for yesterday and are sticking to their original demand for an Immediate election ol officers In their AP of L union. ' On China's political front, Gen-) r ,-i L , unlon - '.'•• ' 'ralitsimo Chiang Kai-shek has J" " c .? L 5t l f , k '^.'. Un " ctl removed six of his top-ranking cabinet members from office. The shakeup is seen as an effort to end the recent barrage of. criticism directed at his regime. The shakeup, included the war and finance ministers. Chinese government censors prevented any amplification of the reasons behind the reorganization. But observers believe It stems directly from the recall of General China last month disagreement with the revelation Stihvell from following his- Chinng. In Washingto, that almost half of all army cargo sent overseas during the last fiscal year, went into the Pacific reflects the mpunting scope of the war against, Japan. Llculenant General Brehon Somervell, chief of the Army Services Forces, says 60 yier cent of army cargo went across the Atlantic, the rest across the Pacific. He also reported that some live million American twops now are overseas, 10 per cent in Europe and 30 per cent in the Pacific. Chicago Rye Dec. May open high low ciosc '"' 10B 107 10914 107.'i lOT.i 107 105% 105?; Government Working To Insure Adequate Postwar Employment NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 20 (UP.) - -Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, here to attend the 64th annual convention of the American Federation of Labor, said today that a v.-ist postwar employment program which will create jobs for 55 to 65 million people is being planned by the administration. Prospects for attaining this level of employment, which would be even higher than the current war- lime level, are "good" the secretary declared. "I am optimistic," she said, "because planning is already going ahead and labor, management and the government are co-operating closely to see that n working formula is created." .The aim of the administration Is maximize production so as to maximize employment, the Labor Secretary said. "Tlie plan is to speed up the veconversoin program so that people now employed in war jobs will l:e quickly placed in peacetime Jobs and returning servicemen will promptly be employed." She explained the statement of "55 to 65 million jobs" as meaning "opportunities to earn a living." i "This docs not mean factory jobs r.Jonc, but all types of employment," she said, and added that tlii: «dniinlslmtlo;i will not create jobs in all instance. 1 ; but will encourage all bUbinescs lo operate at lull capacity, and in this manner, Increase employment. The more jobs that arc created, the greater will be the nation's purchasing power, which in turn will expand market.?. ; create the need for more production and more workers, she explained. Some 18 million women arc now in induslry, the Labor Sccrclary said, and approximately 3 and one- half million will drop from the labor picture, to marry, return to Iheir homes, or return to f.chral. About fi and one-half million high school boys and girls now working on war jobs will complete their educations, and one million over- aged workers, now 'at work for patriotic reasons, will retire, according to Miss Perkins. Distribution of surplus Army- Navy material will be arranged so that only as much as lhc market can bear will be let out at any one time. This plan will demand for products currently manufactured lo be slnble, thus keeping up the demand for employment. Secretary Perkins refused to comment on the labor union squabble, saying that "various labor groups must co-operate • If maximum postwar employment is to be achieved." workers in tlie Chrysler plant making navy planes hnve voted, to return to their jobs. 'Full production is expected to resume on the after; noon shift.- In New Orleans and In Chicago organized labor is planning Its role J» the postwar world. AF of L delegates began their two-week convention in New Orleans today by planning proposals or higher wages, reorganization of the labor department and an Industrial reconversion program AFL president, William Green, is scheduled to renew 1 hfs attack against the administration policy to force German labor to rebuild shattered Europe. He called the proposal "shocking" and sal,j the Nazi leaders should bear the punishment for the war, not the German workers. In Chicago, CIO president Philip Murray opened the annual CIO meeting with a sharp criticism of the National War Labor Board. Murray said the board's failure lo act on labors .request for an upward revision of the Litlle Steel Formula showed what he termed Its weakness, fears nnd lack of courage. The CIO leader called for a complete change in WLB policies or a change In personnel. Also in Chicago, British, American and Canadian delegates to tlie International Air Conference completed details of their compromise postwar air transport plan which they will present to the full session tomorrow. According to London reports. complete agreement on the aviation pattern has not been reached, but the three countries have decided on a general plan or a gradual return to open competition between airlines of all nations. Congress Jaid aside Its heavy legislative schedule today to pay tribute to "Cotton Ed" Smith-whose rtc.ith ended his record career of 36 years of continuous service. Both houses of Congress adjourn- ra after hearing eulogies ot the liery 80-year-old legislator. And tomorrow they will begin work on a series of important measures which they hope to dispose of before Christmas. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Nov. 20 (U.P.)~ Hogs:l 1,100, salable 11,000; top 14.40; 180-270 Ibs., 14.35-14.40; .40170 Ibs. 13-13,85; sows 13,75-13.90. Cattle 8,000, salable 6,500; calves ?,000 all salable; mixed yearlings & heifers 13.90-14.50; 7.70-11; canners and cutters 5.50-7; slaughter hclfcrs 8-16.75; stocker and feeder steers 7.75-13.25 N, 0. Cotton Mar. May July 2178 2162 2162 2180 2182 2162 2173 2178 2175 2175 2155'-2.55 2161 uh'til Thursday, it has been nounced. • " The proposed project, which begins approximately. 1.25 miles east ;of the city limits of lllyllievlllc and extends 7.180 miles to Barfleld, Is for coiutrucllon of a gravel Ijnse and bituminous surface on the road bed, The successful bidder will he required -lo complete the contract In 100 working days, according to the contract. Minimum wage to be paid per hour to all labor on contract shall be $1 for skilled labor, 05 cents for Intermediate grade labor and 40 cents for unskilled labor, it was announced. ,Wlien work Is to begin was not announced but It Is understood the Winter weather may delay the project. The graveled road now Is In an unsatisfactory condition with many holes and very little grovel left. Tlie new surfacing project long has been anticipated by residents of the affected section. BatesvflleHas Loss of $30,000 !n Fire Sunday BATESV1LLE, Ark., Nov. 20 (UP) —The third disastrous fire to lilt the business district of ISalcsville in seven months swept through n building pccujiled by three business firms early Sunday, resulting in damages estimated at $30,000. Tiie fire destroyed all equipment in a sandwich shop and beauly shop and lhc Weslcrn Auto Associate Store suffered water damage. The stock of lhc Western Auto Store was destroyed by another fire last April. A second fire swept through the business district last August. Eleven firms have suffered damages in the three fires. Oct. , 2088 2088 2088 *2086 2092 Dec. . 21C5 21C5 2102'21C2 2105 .seeking" n"tWrd"Term, Contempt Of Court Case Will Be Heard BATESVILLE, Ark., Nov. 20 (UP) —Election troubles in stone County are expected to be cleared up when circuit court opens a new term at Mountain Home today. Afayor Jarcd E. Travalhan of Batcsvlllc, publisher of n weekly newspaper at Batcsvllle, and Bryan Lancaster and Edwin Ticer, both of Mountain Home, are to be tried on contempt of court charges. The charges were Hied against the trio by Circuit Judge S. M. Bone of Bates vllle. Travathan Is charged with print- Ing certain circulars, at the request of Lancaster and Ticcr, in the Interest of Sergt. Louie Ackpr- man's race for Stone County representative against Jack Williamson. Tlic three arc charged with writing, printing, publishing and circulating political circulars which referred to Stone Circuit Court as "corrupt'and rotten." Sergeant Ackcrman was elected representative over Williamson In the Nov. 7 general election. Williamson, the Democratic nominee was TODAY'S WAll ANALYSIS Belfort Vital Part Of Nazi Defense Line By JAMES HAUI>K!l Culled I'rcss Slaft Writer 'Ilio Allies have broken the Belfort latch to the southern door Into Qeriuiiny. I'lencli Fhut Army soldiers are reported to have by-inissed the ancient fortress city through the iiclforl nml rolled Chip lo Ihe bunks of tho Rhine river. The llcl- fort or Burgundy Clap Is 11 break between the mounlnliu on the north and Uic Jura JIIIIRC lo the south. The narrow well-defended valley follows lhc courso of tlie Unite river, then opens Into Ilio brand Rhine valley. Tlio town ol Belforl Is lodtjcd sqvmroly In the month of the gup, 32 miles from Germany and 12 from Switzerland. French troops nrcn't likely t« storm across Ihe Rhine any linn; soon. In Ihe lirsl place, tho river llicre Is 1000 feet across. OIICD over, Ihe French would dint themselves In Germany's easily-defended Illnck I'oicst, whose peaks rlso over -1000 feet. Hut the Rhine viilloy Is '20 miles broad In this area. Wheeling uorUi, the French could lollow it to cut behlml tlie Germans ntlll battling In tho Vosgcs pusses and In the Met?. sector. For 100 miles northward from tlie Belforl area, tho niilne Is Tanked by the Vosges mountains, nut the French could eliminate tills tar- ilcr simply by striking behind It All remaining In the range or west of it would ho blocked oil from retreat; . Once the Germans nil the front opposiU: the Third Army were wiped mil or forced to fall back to tlie Rhine, dcnci'hl nation's men, too, could roll lo tljc river. And Ibu whole proctss'.cbuld contlnuo north- vanl, ,sectoi'''by sector". '' .'; ; Tho French First Army, n part of Lieutenant General Jacob Dovers' Sixth Army Group, has been battling over the roughest terrain on the entire front. Farlbcr north, the banks of rivers are lower nnd much easier lo cross, mid forllll- callom nnd terrain arc less formidable. Yet, t,he French and the companion American Seventh Army linvc made some of the best progress of tlie entire campaign. Tlic reason for this probably may be found in the business of supply. Tlic Sixth Army Group still Is supplied through'T. the first port of France. The, city's (500 acres of deep water anchorages and 15 miles of docks were relatively 1111- rtnmnijcd by the retreating Germans. On the other hand, Allied armies to the north had to wait for the Canadians lo free Hie sen approaches of, Antwerp before they could unsnarl Hie kinks in their supply lines. General Elsenhower himself said [hat the reduction of Aachen was delayed by a shortage of ammunition. Unhampered supply is highly important, considering that the Allies fire an- average of 5,000 pounds ot artillery and mor'jir shells at the enemy every uiinulc of the day mid night. 'Ilic Sixth Army Group's supply problem will be further nldcd by Ilic capture of nclfort. The town of •13.000 is the hub of five railway Hues and four main highways, A river running through it connects with a cana] between the Rhone and Rhine rivers, The loss of liclfort also will be an cconomls blow to Germany, it injijj IMS been an Important source of such heavy industrial products, as electric locomotives, sheet Iron, steam turbines, engines and boilers. For years, the French have been building nnd Improving the fortifications of Belforl. By the time ol the first world wnr, n formidable ring ot forts over-looked the city from nearby hills. One of them, called Tlic Citadel of Bclfort, rises from a rock over 200 feet high. A stronghold for over 100 years, Belfort has withstood many a siege, largely by German armies trying lo break luto France. But now the traffic Is Mowing the other way. French armies now arc trying lo break Into Germany. Religious Leader Dies MEMPHIS, Nov. 20. (UP)—A prominent Tennessee religious leader, Or. H. P. Hurt, paster emeritus of Union Avenue Baptist Church at Memphis, Is dead. Dr. Hurt, founder of the Memphis Bellevuc Church, was n leader In the establishment of the Baptist Hospital at Memphis. He retired from the active ministry In 1911. A French Drive Into Belfort Gap As Barriers To Germany Crock I!)' United Press Ihu limit fortress city of. Mob. has virtually fallen . Gcrninii resistance in Met/ ended today except foi snip- IHK nml n hold-out unit, in a small btmncks in the'northwest .section of town. Tims, American Third Ainvy troops have Kmfv 0 " 0 01 ' l ' 1C * VC ' ltCSt b ' l ' TiC1 ' S l ° thoir Sd? on crinnny. Tho victory cnino' lonHt five industrial outskirts at Late Bulletins METK, Nor.. 20. 1UI')—The rc:«r l.lcuten fierinnn defense of Melz ' y , ul[1 I'ntlon'ii (ronps uml tanks movc,| through tlin streets (» Ihe. heart ot lhc city. LONDON, Nov. 20 (U.l'.)- IlriUvh l,uncn.slcr heavy' bombers attacked t:ir B clH In Ocrmimy'ii Uuhr Imlny. Army „ „ ot. the Get man border into ,,, c One cavalry unit hns reached the 11 town nearly four miles inside the Retch. * Still another German-held fortress city, liclfort, Is reported to have fallen today. The American broadcasting station In Europe quotes 4 Park bru id- cast us sajlng the French First Army has cnptuied Belfort, B hlcli guards the southern Rtilewav in*n Germany. < •> Bother Trench forces'already have- spurted boyond Belfort and now stand on tlio west bank of tho Rhino river, looking across at southern Germany. rtench Take Towns ,,f. rom Switzerland comes news tnnt the launch already have captured Ihreo towns, Hengeiihelm, Neuulllet nnd Bourgfolden along a thrccinllo stretch of tlie Rhine. Tho cllsimlo IM sny the Germans have evacuated two other town* near- Prench rclnforceiiionts now are pouring through the 28-mile lontr Beltort Gap to the Rhine, where the Trench are building up t licit strength, perhaps for an 1 attempt to cioss Into Bavaria Farther north, (he American Seventh Army has captured tlie German-bold town of Blamont RoWn K forwaid On a 40-inlla front the Seventh now h, well Into the remaining 1 vosgcs passes One column is within 10 mllos of Iho-hidustrial city of Saarebourg Still further norln, the American l!i?L. / !! w ? h ?. s r llndo thc c >osest LONDON, Nov. 20 (U.I 1 .) — '1'ho Swiss riiillo .uiys Allied troiPtis huvo licfn idii-owlng n bridge across this UIiluo river ill the .southern ci\il of tlio western front. SUI'ltKMK Al,MKD 1IEAD- <)UAKTt!its, raris, NOV. zo (IIP) —O"i! American First Army col- uinii drlvhif Uiwiinl Ihe ttlilne iintl Iluhr lius Mnbljctl Into Wcmiu Fatal less Ihnn four milts from Dnrcn, :\ rn:ul center only 20 niilo.s from Cologne. Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention Is Opened I.I'ITLB HOCK, NOV. if) (UP.) — Farmers, phinluis nii(( '-.Rj Pni m • Aucncy . rcprqsciilntU'fs' . over Arknnsn? wore In LIU1? nock todn'y foi- , the ODcnhig , sessions ot tilt) lenlli iinmml Aiksuiais FJinn Bureau Fcilcrallon convention. The (xmvehtlon olllclnlly got under wny nt 10 thk ii>irnlng with the nnnunl uddrcss by President H. K Stiori of nrlnkley. Most of todny'.i iirogratn WHS devoted to conunodlly conrci-ciiccs, Fcntun.'tl siienltcr.s scheduled to ncldrcw the delegates durltig thn nicctiinj include director P. O. Davis of the Alabuma ABrlcnlturnl Extension Service; Arknusns Com- of Eriiicn,l!on B. , . Jonex nml W. II. Ogg, legLslntive representative of the American Farm Unreal! Federation. I Firemen Answer Three Alarms Over Weekend Three fires over the resulted in very litlle damage. Flro In tlio /iinince of Mrs. A. M. Butt's home, Oil Main, hla/cd so high Ihls morning, 830 o'clock, Hint, the department wns called. By turning off the oil Immediately, flrmics tiled out by the time llrcmcn arrived and there was no damage, except to the ftinmcc unit with smoke confined to the furnace room. Engine of a cnr, owned l>y the O. K. Cab Company, became ignited this morning, 1 o'clock, nt the corner of Main and Fifth because of a short circuit. Damage was slight, Tlic hull pile nt the Hughes Gin on South Broadway had to lie extinguished yesterday afternoon, 5 o'clock, after becoming •flame. Nine Counties 'Over Top' As War Loan Drive Opens By United I'rcss On the opening dny of the Sixth War Loan Drive, four Montana counties and five in other states have "gone over the lop" In Ming Ihcir quotas. More Own 6,000,000 Volunteer workers throughout the nation are carrying out their home front offensive to see that U billion dollar goal Is met. N.Y. Stocks A T & T 163 3.4 Amer Tobacco 65 1-2 Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Gen Montgomery Ward N Y Central , Int Harvester ..... North Am Aviation ........ S> Electric Motors 27 01 1-2 88 1-2 39 61 3-8 52 1-8 19 7 native of Winona, Miss., Dr. Hurt|Republic Steel ....!!!!ii" 177-8 sludled at Mississippi College and at Louisville's Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon. Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. , 1G574 16G!i IGS'/i 165-K 1C5S May . 100:4 161-S 1COK- 100« 150-% Radio 10 Socony Vscuuni 12 7-S Studebakcr' 111-4 Standard of N J ...'[!!... 64 Texas Carp 473-4 Packard 51-4 U S Steel 66 1-3 Synthetic violet and rose perfumes have been made from the oils from grapefruit skins. ,H|.pro,,oh to jK'grfinMHadV of Cologne by adwnclng-td"'?? town only m miles lo the southwest But tho.aermans aro putting up a stiff resistance on the Cologne plain, where three, Allied armies,afojrj- Ing to break through to the Ruhr Ninth Rolls Forward North of" the Fiist Army sector tho American Ninth Army has driven Into the outskirts of a smill town only 27 miles west of Cologne nnd seven mllei boyond captured Gellcnklrcben The Ninth has paced off a new 2000 yard .advance all along lt« ll-mllo offensive scctoi The twin gain places the American rlrst.find Ninth Armies -within five W'six miles of both -Duron nnd Jullcli, strongholds guarding tho western approaches to Cologne ' However, pilots returning from the battle-'area say overj'.. important town between the First Arrny 'front nnd tlie Rhine Is on fire. One correspondent, .-Robert iMassell,' says Duren Is nllaine and few 'buildings fn the • center; of the town arc standing. . . . •'-..••' American' Flying Fortresses also pounded a synthetic oil plant at Gelscnklrchen and rail yards at nearby Munster today. More than I 700 Mustang and Thunderbolt fighters acompanlcd the 160 forts and continued on to shoot up various other targets in western Germany. No now raids have' been carried out by Aided planes based" In"lE- aly. But ground action soon may he picking up. The Berlin radio says the Allies are getting set for a "major attack" south of Bologria. Contract Given Government To Spend 1 $43,660 For Levee Construction Jobs' r >; . .' . • . : . 1 .' Col. Garner W. Miller, district engineer, Memphis Engineer District, today announced; award of a contract to Pioneer Contracting Company, Dyersburg, Tenn., totaling ?43,660, for tavee construction work in the vicinity of Barfleld and Biggs Landing. '- •'' ' Thc work at Barficld will consist of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of earthwork and a pipe culvert Installation' through the levee. Tlie work at Biggs Landing will consist of approximately 58,000 cubic yards of earthwork. Work at Barfleld is expected to be completed within about 40 calendar da>s and at Biggs Landing in about 30 calendar days.. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly'.cloudy, continued coo! this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Light frost in west portion Temperatures near freezing In nOrthwcat portion tonight. It rained .52 of an Inch over U\o weekend, according to'the official i

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