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BLYTHEVILLE -(COURIER NEWS THIS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST Ai)«-A« a .a IK,™ „„„„ _ *• ' •»-*• r f V±S VOL. XLI—NO. 210 Blytheville Dailjl Newt Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Nelson Becomes Representative For Roosevelt To Serve President As Advisor On Home And Foreign Matters WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. (UP>- Presidcnt Roosevelt today revealed that Donald Nelson, -former war production chief, will move into the White House next month as his personal representative and advisor on domestic and foreign issues. Nelson will be given cabinet rank and will sit in cabinet meetings, as do heads of special war agencies. Nelson's present trip lo Chungking to set up a Chinese war production board is the first of a series of special missions lie has been asked to undertake for the President. On .his return, he will occupy two roams.in the executive office building with his special assistant, Edwin Locke, Jr. On the labor front, the government is seeking to prevent a general strike of telephone operators that threatens to disrupt radio network, news wire transmission and long distance service in the middle west and possibly in the upper eastern seaboard. Hearing Scheduled Union officials warn the Ohio telephone strike may spread to seven states .and the nation's capital. 'They are to appear before the Wai- Labor Board at Washington this afternoon at a show-cause hearing. Delegates of the Connecticut Union of Telephone Workers met today to consider an endorsement of the Ohio walkout. However, there is no indication they plan to vote a sympathy strike. The executive committee ol a New York long-line union met today to decide whether to call a mass meeting for a strike vote. The dispute began in Dayton last' Friday over extra maintenance pay I given to out-of-town operators. The statewide walkout of operators has' curtailed all but emergency long distance calls. In Boston, the first outburst of •violence was reported In the trucking strike otter the regional War Labor Board ordered some 5,000 drivers to return to their jobs im- media.tcly or face severe penalties including cancellation of draft deferments. The -.directive came as three huge vans.of a New Hampshire trucking ,.-. concern ..were ginned , on a : Massachusetts turnpike.'. Steel Plant Idle In 'Gary, Inrt., production halted in the world's' largest steel plant following a walkout of 39 crane- men. The strike over working conditions is Hie 74th on the record of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Company's plant in Gary. Another steel plant at Portsmouth Ohio, halted production of bomb ami shell eases when workers left their jobs In protesting the dismissal ;of a. plant gluu'il:,-. j . Against this bacjidrbp, a plea for the- nation : to : go: "allfout" in increasing production" of vital war materials was made today by both Army and Navy officials. Under-sccretary of the Navy Ralph Bard warned there is a critical shortage of assault transports cargo ship and heavy ammunition And Lieutenant General Somervell, commander of the Army Service Forces, reveals today that 100 000 workers are needed in war plant's producing essential fighting equipment for the European battlefront. Georgia Tech Agrees To Play In Orange Bowl MIAMI, Nov. 21 (UP)— Georgia Tech has signed a contract to play in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day, it was announced here today. The contract was signed in Atlanta this morning by Conch W. A Alexander of Tech. The deal was announced in Miami by President Van O. Kussrow of the Orange Bow) committee. He said Tech was invited and has ac-i ecpted, thus becoming the first of the 19-14 major football learns to accept a bowl bid. Tech has won seven games this year and has lost one, that one to Duke. The Yellow Jackets still have two to go, meeting Noire Dame in Atlanta this Saturday and Georgia on the following Saturday Post-season bowl games arc nothing strange (o the Tech coach. His Ramblin' Wreck has been In all of the major bowl classics during his 25 years at Tech. And it.'s the second time in the Orange Bowl fo r the Jackets. They:'beat Missouri 21 lo 7 in 19-10. l-APER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOUHI HI.YTHKV1IJ.B, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, NOVISJIHBll 21 Wounded In Battle Receive First Aid SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS China Cut In Two By Junction Of Nip Armies, Tokyo Reports; B-29s Again Hit Jap Homeland This may be one of China's blackest clays of the war lokyo radio claims that Japanese troops pushing south ward through Kwangsi Province have joined northbound Japanese forces, thus cutting China completely in two The broadcast calls the long-sought bisection of China an accomplished fact, but does not reveal tho point or junction. Presumably, it took place west of newly-captured Uucliow, for at last reports both nortlibniiiui .•>">.,) ^,,,H,_ . . • eports both northbound and southbound enemy forces were west of that former American air base. The junction would give the Japanese a land route through China, freeing them to some degree from moving supplies by the coast water route under attack from the American 14th Air Force. In addition, if Ihe Japanpsc arc able to consolidate the junction and dominate eastern China, they will have placed a strong barrier belore the avowed plans of Admiral Nlmil?. to land on the China coast. His forces would have to fight overland to reach their allies and other American troops to the west. Jap Factories Raided But while the Japanese claim success in their China campaign, the United States 20th Air Force announces that ..the new B-29 altack continued Ihe strategic reduction of Japanese airplane works today at Ojnura on (be homeland. The communique revealed the Su- perfortresses also hit two key points in China, Nanking and Shanghai. The entire force originally was aimed at Omura, but bad weather caused a diversion to the other two tar- County's Budget Totals $137,860 No Increase Needed In Appropriation For Coming 12 Months Business affairs of Mississippi County- are in tip-lop shape, ac- citriiiiig to'reports 'niade at the 'annual meeting of the Mississippi County Quorum Court in Osceola yesterday and so no changes were made In the county's appropriations for 1945, except in one instance. Appropriation of the county library was raised $1500, to make ¥5000 annually in this fund. The 20 justices of peace present appropriate] a total of $137,660 for 1945 expenditures for no great increase during.the past two years. The 1044'appropriation was $80 : )ess than the 1943 b'udket : i ''•:•. •, . The;cpurt, approved;the,same-tax 1 assessments as were levied lor this year, that Is three-tenths of a mill for bond refunding, 5 mills city tax county general tax 5 mills, county general tax 5 mills, county road tax 3 mills and the school tax as voted by various districts, which is IS mills in all districts for-next year. Oilier appropriations made, practically the same as for the past two years except for the county library, were as follows: assessor's office, $11,860; county court clerk's oflicc, $7300; circuit clerk's office, SI 1,000; jails, 520,000; county ecn- cral, $16,000; hospitalization, $800; Jostles of peace and constables, SS500; circuit court, $15,000; municipal court, $2000; Arkansas Tuberculosis Hospital, $1000; child welfare deparlmcnt, $2500; county health unit, $5400; county farm and home for .poor, 829,000; Bureau of gets. In addition, the 20th Air Force Investigation, agents, .$5800, $1800; extension County Judge Roland Green pre-' sided over the session. Ark-Mo Asks Permit To Issue New Bonds LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 21 (UP) — The Arkansas-Missouri Power Corporation has filed application with the Arkansas Utilities Commission for authority to issue first mortgage bonds and execute mortgages securing them. The company, which serves northeastern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri, Is seeking authority to call in and cancel $2,350,000 in four per cent bonds. And wants to re-Issue $2,000,000 principal amount ol first mortgage three and one-eighth per cent bonds. Cash In the treasury would be used to pav the difference. Hearing on Ihc application pi-oli- al)ly will bo hdct Nov. 2U. Former Armorel Woman Is Buried At Memphis Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon In Memphis for Mrs T. Sidney Williams, formerly ol Ar' -'•- died suddenly late her Memphis home. morel, who Thursday at She was G4. Stricken with a heart attack, she died a short time later. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Williams left Armorel nine years ago after having resided there a number of years when he was connected with Lee Wilson & Company. She is survived by her husband, wlio. lives at 32 South Barksrlalc; n (iaughlcr, Miss Ruth Wiliams, of the same address; another daughter, Mrs. T. G. Castlebcrry of Newport News, Va., the former Miss Nell Williams, and n son, George Williams of Jackson, Tcnn. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21 (UP)-Hogs 14,800 salable 12,000; top 14 10; 180270 Ibs. 14.10; 140-160 Ibs 12.90-13.- G5; sows 13.G5-13.75. Cattle 0,900 salable 6,500; calves 3.COO all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers uoiie; cows 7.75-11; canners ana cutlers 5.75-7.25; slaughter steers 9.50-17.25; slaughter heifers 8-16.75; stocker and feeder steers 8-13.50. Chicago Rye Dec. May , opm high low close pr.cl. 107-S 109 ',<, 107',', 108Vi 107 Vj revealed that strong enemy lighter plane opposition was encountered today for the fust time on a D-28 mission. However, the Superfortress- es destroyed 20 attacking planes, with 1C probables and 19 others damaged. Since all the B-29s have not had tune to return to their bases, American losses, if any, have not yet been determined. Heavy clouds obscured the bombing results at ,Omura, but at the Nanking docks' Ihey were reported ns good and at Shanghai as fail- to good. Gen. McClurc Named Another announcement comes from the Chungking headquarters of the United States Army in China. Commanding General Wcric- meyer says MaJ. Gen. Robert Mc- Clurc, former commander of an American division in the Southwest Pacific, lias been appointed deputy chief ol American troops in that theater. As for the war in the Philippine.-;, Premier Koiso warned the Japanese people today that the rise or fall of Japan depends on the baltle for Lcyte. He added that fighting in and around Lcyte is extremely intense. However, Koiso tried to temper the situation by reiterating claims of big Japanese naval victories off Formosa and Die Philippines. The last American communique said our invasion Iroops are methodically reducing Japanese pillboxes and oilier strong points In the Union pocket on Leytc today despite u tropical typhoon. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2176 May . 2178 July Oct. Dec. 2157 2085 21G5 2I7G 217D 2159 2085 2166 2166 2108 21(!G 2113 2108 2175 2150 2150 2155 2079 20SS 2155 21G2 2079 2155 Late Bulletins NEW VOHK, Nov. 21 (UP) — ( The llci'Hii radio broadcast a Na*1 from report lhat Anicr(can Inmps scored i«- o breaches,'each ! atmii! u mile deep, In the .German positions soulh of Aach'en. WASHINGTON, Nov. Zl (UP) ' (111') — .Jiiirics rclrlllo, president of Ihc AiKCiienn Federation, of musfriiin.s, has sent a letter to tin- Marine Corps demanding thai members uf the Marine bund stqji Slvinir music lessons In ihelr off- dulv hours. The Marine Corps i • irknuwlcilffcs receljil of the' lettcn' but it declines comment. ess Claims Retired Farmer Zero Marion McGhee Is Fatally Stricken; Services Tomorrow ' Zcm Marion McGhee, king n Mississippi' County farmer, died yesterday afternoon at Walls Hospital, where he had been a pa,, tlcnt since Sunday. He was IS. • 111 of a heart ailment for the past yenr. his condition had been critical several days. Texas, he had Eisenhower Sees Glimak Struggle West Of Rhine* Red Steamroller Moving r . • i .. T~— •— *•• -'+y Germans Admit Soviet Success, On Baltic Front Current Offensives May Be Followed By Third Near Warsaw LONDON. Nov. 21 (UP)-Tho Germans say (he lied Army Is starting to roll In its winter offensive, that two now drives have slnrled and n third Is In prospect. German broadcasts say Russian forces ha,vc opened ono offensive 1» Lu(vla and one in Slovakia, and that a third In (he arcn of Wursnw Is expected nt any lime. Berlin says the new Soviet drives are' the first of the great winter offensives tlml soon will sweep Ihc entire 1500 mile eastern front. Moscow Is Silent There was no confirmation of any of the enemy reports; of n drives, bill Moscow customarily awnlts results of any new venture before making any announcement!;. And according lo the Ninas, Ihu reported Russian nllack ns-nlnst tile German lines In western LiUvln has mel with Initial success The enemy says mighty forces, Including troops, tanks and cllve-bombcrs, are rimssccl | n n Joint assault lo wipe out the 400000 Germans still holding out In (lie Baltics. Berlin ridmlls the power of the Russians has been Ico much. The Germans srty the Soviet drive breached the Nazi defenses at, a number of points. Moscow lias nothing lo say about Ibo enemy-reported offensive In Slovakia. Berlin Slovakia says Russian forces In went over to Hie altack etore mcnl. on his farm near Burdetle he operated ' until retire- Funeral service.? will be hold tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock at Holt Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Park .Cemetery. The Hev. Harmon Holt, pastor of a Methodist church near Hector and formerly at New Liberty, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. F. G. Miller, pastor of New Liberty Baptist Church. Acllvc pallbearers will be Marvin Cook, Charles Hyde, Lee Hill, J. M. McNair, II. - w. Mahan and Gils Gracy. Honorary pallbearers will be Louis Maxwell, Rayford Eubanks, Chester Caldwell, Malcolm Kooncc, It. L. Hawkins and Roy Gaines. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha McGhcc; four sons, James McGhee of Memphis who Is here; Wesson McGhco of Blylhcvillc, Pic. Claud McGhee stationed at Abline, Texas, cnroute here, and Muster Sergt. Marvin McGhee slalioncd in England for the past two years; a daughter, Miss ~ of Blytheville; McGhee of Chattanooga",' Tenn!, and four sisters, Mrs. Alia Coleman of Byhalia, Miss., Mrs. R. C. Fortucr of Palno, Texas, Mrs. J. R. Kemp of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Kntc Barrett of Washington, Elizabeth McGhcc brother, J, R. D. C. Fire At McLeod Home Firemen were fighting n blaze this afternoon, 2 o'clock, at (he Damon McLeod residence, which broke out shortly after 1 p. m. A stove in the office of Lee Gin caused a fire alarm this morning but flames were extinguished quickly with no damage. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and continued rather cold this afternoon and tonight. Wednesday, falr'lnt Harvester ... and slowly rising temperatures, i Standard of N J Lowest temperatures 30 lo 34 lo-1 Texas Corp about 100 miles northeast of Budapest.. Tho broadcast.gives iio indication of the progress of the battle. Keus Gain In Hungry Bui the Germuns say heavy Is raging to Ihc soiilh, orn Hungary. And here again the Nasis confess that they have lost ground lo the lied Army. According to Ihc enemy report, the Russians succeeded In making n crossing- of the Tlsza river. As for the fighting around Buda,pest, the Paris radio says Ihe Russian alrforce Is attacking German traffic between the Hungarian capital and Vienna. This may mean Ihe Germans have begun a general withdrawal to the wcsl. Meanwhile, the Germans are on guard against a new Soviet atlack ngalnst Warsaw. Radio Berlin siiys many thousands of veteran Russian winter fighters have taken positions along the Vistula river, just below Ihe Polish capital. Polish underground sources say (lie Germans fear a drive againsl Warsaw, and have begun to lay minefields and evacuate Ihc wounded. A new Allied success Is retried at Ihe botloin of the long eastern front, in Albania, The free Yugoslav radio says Albanian partisans have captured port city. Durnzzo, Albania's TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Germans May Be Trapped West Of Rhine lly .IAMKS HAIti'KU llnltfil Tress Slaff Alliwl cHmiuiniiloi's iniiy nso the Ulnim UiLs wliilcr in 1 10 sHinc wny (hoy used Iho Seine In.sl summer, to tnvn the Ciurmtin arm. ' , question (o soLtlc. ttilhcr Uiov imi.sl ijrlil wi h Hit! Rhino til llicir bucks or relrail 1 1. If lliuy fall buck lo Iho east binilt, llicy will surrciulcr eight per cent ol Germimy's lon'-ilory, 11 per ccul of Us jioimliiUon, 12 per ccul of JU coal iiml 80 per cent of Us iron ore. Hill If Ihcy stand and fli'hl, they * mny sillier tho siimc fate us Hie Nazis who chose lo light with the Seine at their backs, At tlml llmo, Allied plants sped out lo collapse the Seine bridges, nnd the trapped Germans lost two ot their, armies nnd parts of two others. llrlilccs Nut Cut Allied planes have yet lo ciil (lie Rhine bridges. On Ihe surface, this may serai siirin Islng since they hold complete control ol Ihe air nnd, by cutting those bridges, could keep the Germans from reinforcing their forces on Die west bunk. But Allied commanders pinbably hope lo uttracl as many Na/.l soldiers us possible across Ihc Rhine. Then, when they finally cut those bridges, the bag will be Center. From Basel In Switzerland lo Its mouth In Holland, the flhlnc slicl- chcs 550 miles. The task ot collapsing all Ihc bridges across H will bo a major ono, 'But Allied flghlor- Iximbcrs now arc based right up In the fronl Hues, In some places no more thiyi 30-16-10 miles from the river. Hence, the task Is far from impossible. ' General Elsenhower said only lo- dny lhal Ihe sensible courso for the Germans 'would'bo lo hinke n stand on Ihc river's west bank. Ccr- tnlnly, Hint uiijst bo tlie -cotiric Elsenhower hopes the Germans will follow. For If they cross tho river before Allied nlrincti break Its bridges they will have chilled a carefully-forged trap. Would I,nsn Industries Still, even should the Germans rc- Irenl across the rivur, their position would be wcll-nlBh hopeless, and hopes'iVml the .MUPwIU shine In that case, the Industries of the wore general,, so as not'lo greatly nimr nnd Sanr would cllhcr fall lower grade of cotton yet to be Into Allied hands or within range'picked. of Allled'iirtlUcry. I Picking Supreme Effort; ; j Asked Of Armies And Home Front Eisenhower Expects ' Germans To Follow . Only 'Sensible Course' SUPREME AIMED HEADQUARTERS, Nov. 21 (UP) — Tile final battle for Germany may be fought Compresses Use 150 Prisoners Captured Nazis Help Ease Labor Shortage In This Section Approximately 150 German prisoners of war arc being iu,ed In compresses of Mlsshslpiil County .,. ,.....„ ,„„.„ ami all compresses In luijiyjoiit! • • ' llc ls 8 ettl "K. both now and SoiilheiiM Missouri also now prison labor In ah the bottleneck In the cotton 'Indus'-' try. which already Is resulting In some deterioration of cotton. Prison labor now Is being used by Federal Compress here, which 1ms 40 under conlrnct; Ftdcrnl Compress at Osceola,- which has 30; coinprcs.'; nl Evudnlu which hns.Sp, ,nmt .compress nt Leachvllle where 30 are working. Blythevllle .Compress nnd Dell Compress hnvo sufficient civilian lnl>9.r-' and; like other, ccmpi'otsos in this lecllou now are roccMiYg (ruck cotton dully. : --'• :Prisoners being used ht,lhc.coin- liroM here are from the Blylhovllle cnjiip with the -government Issuing orders to allow comprc.sst.-,- to- use them 1[ needed. Recent ruins and continuous damp weather Is causing the col- Ion iilrcady to deteriorate sHglitly This might put the German war machine out ot commission altogether. The -100-so.uiire-mllc Ruhr represents 50 per cent of all Germany's iron and steel production and 00 per cent of Its coke. The 735- stpiarc-inllc Saar basin, studded Rail Crash Near Memphis Reported Not Serious MEMPHIS, Nov. 21 (UP)— Railroad officials say that only a few train crew members were shaken up when two passenger trains to Ilec back toward the river, to gel wllh 31 coal mines, turns out ovei 13,000,000 tons of conl a year. It also produces one nnd three-fourths million tons of pig Iron and two million Ions of slccl. Allied commanders probably are waillnK for Just the right moment' to fo lo work on the Rhine bridges. That moment will arrive when the Germans crack and start llcelng back toward the river. Then the dlsorgani/cd Nnv.is, finding the road home blocked, will be ripe for destruction. French Tlirciilcning And that time may not be far distant. French troops, advancing northward along the 20-milc-wldo Rhine volley, nro threalcnliiH to cut behind the Germans facing the American Seventh and Third Armies. This may force the Germans crashed on a bridge near Memphis twtay. Officials sny that the crash not Interfere with ra!| traffic. N. Y. Stocks AT&T 1G3 7-8 Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler ... 05 3-4 ... 27 1-8 ... 02 ... 90 1-4 Coca Cola 137 Gen Electric 39 1-8 ... Bl 5-8 .'. 78 ... 55 .. 48 1-2 ' U S Steel 5G 7-8 Gen Molors Montgomery Ward Sixth War Loan Campaign Gets Underway Here in North Mississippi County loday with community committees seeking speedy fulfillment of ihcir quotas. With $800,000 Ihc quota for this division of the county, an efforl will be made lo exceed this amount, it was announced by Loy Eich, chairman, following a meeting oi workers last night at the Chamber of Commerce office. Chairmen in surrounding communities were assigned quotas while Blythevlllc's committee members have territories with no set quoins. 105;i 10VK 105B. 1063 105% Because ot tlie excellent records in past „ _ Leachvlllc and Maiiiia'each were assigned SIOO.OOO with J. Lee Bearden chairman at Lc.ichvillc a"d Orover Snider at Manila. Dell, with Noble Gill chairman, has ;i quota of $75.000; Armore) with Eddie Regenold as chairman, $35.000; Number Nine, Charles lansston, chairman, $30,000; Ynr- bro and Barfield each have the same quota of $20,000 with J. C. Ellis of Barflelri and Milton Bunch of Yarbro In charge there; 415.000 each Ls the quota of New Liberty, Chester Caldwell chairman; promised Land, c. F. Tucker, chairman, chairman; $10,000 quota each was assigned c! ear Lake, P. A. Rogers chairman, and Gosnell, M. E. Cook, chairman. Tills leaves Blytlievllle.$355,000Jf the $800,000 quota is reached. Chairmen here arc Rolaii'J Green, Louis Applcbautn, Russell 1'hllllps, Harvey Morris, W. 1'. Pryor, E. R, Jackson, O. G. Hubbard, J. V. Oates, John C. McHtincy, Kendall Berry, Rosco Craflon. Jlmmle Terrell, W. J. Wunderllch, Russell Hays, U. S. Branson and W. M. Scruggs. Quota for South Mississippi County, of which R. C. Branch of and HIckrgRii , with Eddio Hdgcn 000. I'ocan Point Is chairman, is $fi50,- home before the French cut off their relrcnt. The Nazis have some one million men facing the Allies In the west. If those men were trapped and annihilated, the road Inlo Germany would be open. The Germans bowed out of the last war when four million of their men had been knocked out. They already have lost an equal number In this war. And the loss of another million might well shove them over the brink Into disaster. The Germans now are oul- mmiberod thrcc-to-one In the west and arc on the short end of n 10 to- one ratio In armor. That's why General Eisenhower today .suggested fnfercntlally thai the final bailie In Ihe European war might IK fought west of the Rhine. Hut Elsenhower warned: "We arc keeping the pressure nl maximum strength all along the front. The pressure . . . must continue to increase so that the highest iwlnt Is on the day that Germany surrenders." U. S. Near Collapse, According To Tokyo SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21 (UP) —Japanese propagandists are trying lo prove that the American home front Ls on the verge of collapse. And as evldencce they are citing, of AH things, the cigarette Picking uoncrally was ahead of last year until a week ago but rain twice recently has caused pickers lo be out of the fields. Much cotton yet remains on grounds throughout this section, which Is In (lunger of being ilnin- ngecl by the dampness, It was pointed out-. Thaie having cotton nre being Urged to place their bates on beards, which can be mounted on west of 11 ic H hi no.' Ocr.crr.l Eisenhower infercntlalh s»8(!c.slcd this loday in a news coh- fercnce. He said any adversary who, hud concentrated.™ much of his forces v,D.sl of a great river, wlif-» Iho enemy had air superiority that could destroy Its bridges,. would find the sensible course to fight.to- Ihc hitter end west of it «, Hul Elsenhower sain the battle won't bo cnsy. He added' i ! 'We are keeping Ihe pressure nt maximum htrcnglh all along the fronl. , . . The pres-mre must go up, both, nl h6mc and on tho front and continuo to .Increase so that Ihe highest point ii on the day Qcimnny surrendels" •• .Clscnhov.er said ho wanted moie supplies tlmii lie is gelling, and ' 1 llilnk the soldier wants more inii he Is get" also now havel''' ' hc , fuUlrc -' effort to In-each' m T 10WCI M>l<i a crossln B of the Rhine would almost amount fo a imvni operation. But even ns ho spoke, a I'ails broadcast", completely linconflimcU, said French troops on the Rhino "a,re getting ready to tlnov, a bridge across the ilvci." French Near Mulhouse Those French' forces, sulttly rolling along [ho wide volley of the Hhlnc haye speared into the area of the fortress city of'Mulhouse' And n 8«lss dispatch sanf they've cnplurcd Cohimrr,'23 mllffc'farther noilh The >f.'OThme)f'nrF driving" no) Hi In nn effort lo sear In the" Oeiman fdrcis defending'the Vos- «es passed Propel) cannon already ni'c ttuellng with Sjegfrled Line artillery across the Rhine: , • In the next sector to the north, ho American Seventh Army Ii hmnmeilng into those Vosgcs passes. 'Ihc Nazi'DNB hew<;'agency says Iho Seventh hai broken Into the Industrial'center of Saarebourg, 50 miles southeast of Mctz The agen-' cy says bitter street-by-steet and house-by-house fighting now races In Ihe city. Sllll fnfthci noi th, the American nilrd Army has Urtually cleared Mclz of Ihe Germans'and driven Inlo Ihe reversed forts of the Mogfi not lino ai.two points. The Third now Is three miles inside Germany's Snar basin, wjthlii a mile of the Saar river Itself. '.Other Third 'Army columns' are ^oiily. 10-fo-l2 miles west of .Germany's border fortress of Saarbracken. stove worn!, In order to-prevent tool. Norlhivard nlongr (lie 400-mIlo much moisture going through the bales. While prison labor In compresses Is better than no labor, prisoners work slowly although they seem willing. Because vcrcy few understand EiiL'llsh, U 1& difficult lo Instruct them. Cotton Problems Attention Farm Bureau Group Hears Suggestions For Postwar Period LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 21 (UP) — Delegates to the tenth minimi Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation convention al Llltlc Rock have offered Informal suggestions for solution of what they term "the critical postwar period" In the cotton industry. 'Hie delegates suggest a world cotton conference for possible 'allocation of exports and an Internationally siablltaed price. They would increase the price with pro- ducllon for domestic consumption only, and would create a two-price system, one for domestic needs and the other for export cotton, with a government subsidy lo encourage production for foreign needs. And the farmers nnd planters also believe the postwar problem could be met through Increased production nt lower cost and Improved quality thro«gh greater mechanization, sclenttlfc soil USD and more efficient use of manpower battlellric, theVAmerlcan'. First Army has ., fought .through! the .western nnjl. southern'- -outskirts of Eaehwcilor. They're finding resistance lighter than expected, anj the German garrison seems to be fall- Ing back to the cast. Roads ^ Under Atlack ' "• All roods out .of the city have been brought under: artillery- fire, nnd other/First Army 'column's' have pushed oh through a small town four miles 'southeast of Eschweller, to within three mlJes of Duren. A BBC! broadcast quotes reconnaissance fliers as saying the Germans are withdrawing both troops nnd equipment from Duren and Jullch, the two main bases prolecl- | ing: Cologne. ' The American Third Army, north of the First Army, already Is , within Ihreejmlles or 'Jullch'. It Is even closer, only two miles, from ' trie transport renter of Llrmlch. Still farther north, the British Second Army has. advanced to within 'three, miles of the bo'rdeir fortress of Vento In southeast Holland. The Tommies also have hurled back two enemy counter-attacks northeast of Gellenklrchen, 13 miles above Aachen, and pushed , on 'to within two and one-half miles of Ihe Roer river. Clearing weather enabled flghler- bombers to swarm out to Uie'aid.of the advancing armies today. But the heaviest aeria'l blow struck the Germans today was delivered by an armada of .over 2300 war "plliies. ; over half, of them American heavy bombers. .They struck German synthetic oil plants 'at Hamburg, Harburg nnd, Merseburg, some of the and fertilizer.. Tiie federation convention, attended by H6 voting delegates and 1800 farmers, will seltlo down to electing new officers today. It Is understood that the present president, R. E. Short of Brlnklcy, will be re-elected. short age. Tokyo radio says it Is virtually Impossible to tlml a pack of popular brand dsavcU aliywhcw in'Dec. . 165W 166" 165V! 1S5« l~65tt the United Stales, . May , ICO); 161 (j 1601! 1CO;4 160S Chicago Wheat open high low close pv.cl. major sources for the German ' war machine. First returning' pilots say stiff nlr battles -w'ere fought pver "ill three targets. As many as 200 German planes attacked at oha point above Merseburg. But early reports indicate that as 4 many as 53 German plartes were, shot down. ' New York Cotton . Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close pr.cl. 2175 2175 2152 ' 3161 2170 2!76 2176 2183 2164 2172 • 2158 2158 2t« 2148 2155 2086 2087 2077 2076 2084 2185 2165 2152 2152 2IW

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