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VOL. XLI—NO. 212 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevill* Courier BLYTHEV1LEE GplWIEI —— ____^^OM ! ^T_ N! ^ I , APKR op NOR1MA ^ JfaMu^ SOUTHEAar M1 •* Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader NBAS AND SOUTHEAST MJ83OUKI Part Of Nation Enjoys Holiday Despite Strikes Long Distance Calls Difficult To Make And Turkey Scarce By United Press The spreading telephone strike put the final crimp in die-hard Plans for traditional Thanksgiving Day calls to the home folks this afternoon In states observing the holiday this week as proclaimed by President Roosevelt, and many a home- front table had to offer a tricked-iip substitute for the usual crispy, browned turkey. But, for the most part, vests were given (he customary cast off across the nation and radio dials were spinning to pick up accounts ot the jean football schedules in this third war time observance of Turkey Day. Congressmen observed the day with appropriate axe whetting ceremonies, in preparation for n strong OOP backed move to restrict Interior Secretary Harold Ickes' sale of public power. A 4-man international committee has begun work at the Chicago aviation conference (o find a workable definition for "freedom 1 of the airlines," against the day when Thanksgiving Day journeys may include a breath-taking trip to Hawaii or London. Aim also In Chicago the CIO's Political Action Committee was giving thnnks for its plump showing at the polls in November by announcing that it's looking forward to the off-year elections in I94G PAC chairman Sidney Hlllman explained: "There are whispers that the PAC will get what is coming to us in the off-year elections We mean to test those statements to the utmost." Vocalists Give Program For Rotary Clifb Today It. was "music in the air" at Rotary meeting today when Miss Helm a Johnsen and Dick Green well entertained Rotarians and guests at the weekly luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble. -. Miss Johnsen sang . "Song of Love" from "Blossom .Time" ; and she and Dick . Greenwell - sang "Make Believe" from. "Show" Eo : at" and "Softly as the Morning Sunrise" from-"N;iv. Mcfln.";?.llss Jepn Sarber was accompanist. ., .Guests were,Lloyd Godley, G. 13. Segraves, and A. : E. Teaford of. Osceola, Wilbur: Smith' of Texarkana, M. H. Lnd'ti" ol Jonesbor/), Jim Smart,'junior Rotariap of the month, Louis Davis and O. E. Knudsen. State Has Seven Percent Of Quota, In Loan Drive LITTLE ROCK, NOV. 23 <UP) — Arkansas in the first few days of the Sixth War Loan Drive, has reached seven lier cent of its 44 million dollar state quota. • : , W. W. Campbell' of Forrest Cityi chairman of the Arkansas War Finance Committee, says that Arkansans have invested more than 53,374,000 In War Bonds since the drive officially opened. Little River and Howard counties are leading all other counties so far. Little River has raised 61 per cent of Us quota and Howard County has readied 54 per cent of its goal. Negro Is Shot After Slaying Angry Tennessee Mob Aroused Over Death Of Young Woman PIKEVILLE,-Tenn., Nov. 23 (UP) —A young Negro trusty who attacked and killed Mrs. Glen McKinney, daughter of the superintendent of the State Training nnd Agriculture School for colored boys, was shot to death today by a mob. The youth, James T. Scales,'was taken to the Pikeville jail shortly after the killing which occurred about 5 o'clock this morning. Jail authorities said n group of people came to the jail about. 11 o'clock and asked for the youth's release. They said he was wanted back at the school. He was released from his. ceil and taken back to the Institution by the mob which hafl a rope, and, reportedly planned to lynch him. The youth, witnesses said, pleaded for his life, but was shot when ho attempted to run away. Mrs. H. E. Scott, the slain girl's mother, who was also attacked by the youth, was taken to a Chatla- nooga hospital where she Is being treated for numerous cuts and bruises. The Negro reportedly used a double-bladed axe, a hammer and a butcher knife in his attack on the two women. He was taken into custody by stale highway patrolmen who rushed to the scene at Governor Prentice Cooper's order. Officials at the school were unable lo give any motive for the youth's attack. The young Mrs. McKlnncy was the wife of an Army bombardier slatinned overseas. Tribute On Tarawa S sic, Raphael, of the Order of Sacred Heart, prays at Ule gmve of „„ unknown Marine who died in. the liberation of Tarawa on Nov 20 1943. Marines who took the island rescued her from the Japs who' believing she harbored the crew of a wrecked American bomber hue! questioned her with bayonet at her back as she faced a machine gun Maj. Francis W. Adonis Fights Final Battle On Western Front Maj. Francis W. Adams was killed in action Nov 5 > the War Dcparimcnt iii U here he lost his life was. not disclosed but it is believed to have been in the battle at Hurtgen Forest, near Aachen, Germany, which raged between Nov 3-6 The highest-ranking officer from * ;. ! . Blytheville to lose his life in this war, the 29-year-old major ''was sen Acl ' in wllicl < outstanding col- killed at the height of a .gallant ca- ] ? ge men ; b i' competitive examina- reer. during which he had been spe- ° n? ' , werB Slven a year's trial of cially honored a'number of times - ' Inili t a ry : service. ... -•---'• -••-•-•• •••••• Joining the' 14th Calvary, stationed at.Fort Sheridan, 111., in 1939, he was given a commission in the reg- Held Silver 1 Star . Commander of the first battalion In the 20th Infantry Regiment of the" First Infantry,' Major 'A'dams liad been awarded the Silver Star, was veteran of- four major campaigns 'and-had been .the subject of several magazine articles written about the work of the 1 "suicide troops" which he commanded. In the Nov. 2 letter received by his mother, Mrs. Love.B. Adams, he wrote that on Nov. 15 he would be promoted to rank of lieutenant colonel.. He, also told his another lie was well, except for a few' "sniffles" from the snow falling in Germany. This was the first letter received in five weeks because of the "numerous activities" in which .his company had participated. '• . That Major Adams believed he, too, would'suffer the fate of many soldiers being killed in the European theater at this time', was evidenced in his recent letters. Revealed Narrow Escapes In letters to his'brother, J. W, Adams, he told of his numerous narrow escapes, having missed death six times recently. He also wrote his wife at Urbana a month ago that the fighting was so fierce and casualties so heavy that he wanted her to be prepared for what looked like the inevitable. Commander of reconnaissance troops, his men "felt out" the enemy so as to make them draw fire and also located and destroyed mine traps. This important work was featured in a story by John Lardner, appearing in the June 12, 1943 issue of Collier's Magazine, an article in American Magazine last Spring by a fellow officer, Lieutenant Casimir, and in a Chicago newspaper three months ago in which Major Adams was interviewed at the Battle of Mons, Belgium. Hero of Tunisia He was awarded the Silver Star in April, 1943,. for gallantry In action while serving In the Tunisian campaign, with the award made by Maj. Gen. Terry Allen of the First Infantry Regiment. Also awarded the combat infantrymen badge by the regimental commander, he wore five overseas bars. Believing that June 6 was his "lucky day", Major Adams liked to think of events in his life which occurred on that date. It was his birthday, the date on which he married the former Miss Jeannie Brown of Urbana, III., in 1942, the. date he landed in France, and on that day he completed six years service in the Army. His first military training was received at University of Illinois in 1034 when lie took basic R.O.T.C. for two years and ndvanced train- Ing for two years prior to graduation, when he was commissioned a. second lieutenant In the Officers Reserve Corps. Majoring in accounting, lie attended college for another year to study law. Chose Military Career Because he could see war clouds „ i roi>s and Sieved that the United states also would be Involved, he decided to enter the Army instead of business. He received an appointment for a years nclivc duly under the Thomn- ular Arms- the following year, .which made him equal'in rank "to a'^r'ad"- uate of the Untied States Military Academy at West Point and to begin his career as a professional soldier. Promoted^ rapidly, he was a captain in April/-1943, when trans- .erred to the-First United States Infantry Division and became commander of the.first reconnaissance troops. Going to England in August, 1942, on Nov. ,8 he reached North Africa and participated in the invasion of Orah. , Saw French Surrender He led the procession in a- jeep as escort to the general who accepted the surrender of the French at Own, an episode shown widely in news reels: ' Going to the front in 1343 in Tunisia, the Blytheville officer remained there, unti] end of the campaign in May, 1943. He became a major during that period. Major Adams landed In Sicily July 12, 1943, four days after the initial invasion. There, he remained at the front throughout the entire campaign. lii October last year, he wns transferred to the 26th Infantry Regiment and became executive officer of the First Battalion. After the Tunisian campaign, he was sent to England where he assisted in preparing for invasion of France. While in England, Major Adams was assigned special duty with headquarters command' which, for three months, met in secret places to plot the infantry's part in the invasion. Given Battalion'Command Returning to his company when mat work was done? he landed In France June 6 and only a short time later became battalion commander. Fighting -constantly since that time. Major Adams led his troops iniough France and Belgium and into Germany. Major Adams had lived In Blytheville since two years of age when his father, the late- J. W. Adams and family, came here from Wilson. He was graduated from niythe- villc High School before entering University of Illinois at Champaign During his school days he was cm- Ployed In the office of Arkansas- Missouri Power Company here. Last home in June, 1942, his mother attended his wedding that month in Urbana an d his sister, Mrs carlcton Smith, was with him in the East shortly before he went overseas that Summer. His wife has continued to make her home m Urbana with her mo!«H , ICC hc went " lto rorii B» service two months following their marriage. Late Bulletins NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (U.P.)- lelcphonc operators In Ihc New lork Metropolitan area will hold a mass rneclinjr tomorrow mo rn- ine to take 3. strike vote. However, leaders said no strike will be called until a fi cr another conference . with Maynr l.a- Fiuardin's l.ibiu- nljlfr.ilor. HI.YTUIiVll.l.E,A:HKANSAS.Tm)IISDA^My|,a|uiiK 21, ¥ Halsey Voices Thanks Of Met In The Pacific J Ur$« America N*v<ir To Forget Courage Of Those Who Give Livei ALLIED HEADQUARTERS ON LEY r E , Nov. 23 <Ul>) '_' Admlrnl Halsey nnrt his fighting men iirthn Western Pacific linvo sent a sixsJlal IhanksglvhiK Day message 'lovtlie folks at home. •-.'• In n transcribed address, Halscy today summed up the feelings of Americans irom Leyle's. foxholes to the flight decks of United Stat'w carriers with these words- '• ' " w f, Jo1 ? you '"• BM "s """"i*spite ot homesickness nnd battle win privation, there Is much to be thankful lor. . * "We give thanks Hint our effdris have been blessed with success We fe'ivc thanks (hut we have a 'docent homclnnd to fight for. We give hanks that we have been able to keep (he enemy's feet nnd his evil d " from touching that home- I'rulses II. S. Heroes Admiral unlsc.y stnlemcnt: concluded with you R f home never forget to give thanks humbly for the unfaltering courage of fine young Ameicinns who have made ne supreme sacrifice that we might keep [he heritage for which, above all things, we are thankful " Turning to the Pacific war fronts the news from Chirm still Is glooirij Tokyo claims that Japanese troops have scored their deepest pcnetra- t on yet In western Kwangsi province. According lo the enemy, their invading forces hnve captured town 50 tnllcs west of Ishan . Tokyo also claimed, without' confirmation. thai the Japanese attacked an American convoy cast- of Mindanao Wednesday, sinking one ,7 .l port ;, The J "P S d ° no* '*»y whether they attacked with planes or warships. . .* • • Jap Vessels Sunk -,•>', However, the last American :'cbm- inimlqiic from Lcyte says our' planes nnd PT boats have destroyed or damaged eight Japanese 'coastal vessels and * barges engaged I says his General MacArtluir r sys s doughboys are maintaining -steady pressure on Limon, the', northern ""*° r °, r "« J«PS' sp'c'alled s :Yam. nshlta line on Leyte, ! where the Jaiancse apparently are/v .'making me Ir pr| ncipa 1 s t a nd ,„ ... . ' ' J/ , • Two -enemy reporV io'day'-aesl with unconfirmed American-action. Berlin radio, quoting Tokyo, Mys American naval units' shelled the £,?•!? otrMritlm I" 'the'; northern Mnl e.s for 20 .minutes yesterday evening. The Germans probably lererred to the Kurile 'island named Matua. ' broadcast,..rcports reconnaissance flight by a lone Superfortress over the Japanese homeland at noon today, Tok£° timc - The .broadcast 'said the B-29 /lew over Nagoya, the great manufacturing center at the bead of Ise Bay. Chance To Live Crisis Is Expected WiHiin A Few Days, Doctors Believe DENVER, Nov. 23. {U.P.)-Sanla Clans has brought "Nubbin.?" Hoffman a present his parent's didn't expect, a new chance to live The three-year-old child had his Christmas party last Sunday because the doctors said he probably couldn't live until Dee. 25, Pcoplo nil over the country sent gifts to ine tousled-haired youngster. But the excitement was too much for lilm, and he wos taken from Ills home in Cheyenne, Wyo to a Denver hospital. There doctors gave Nubbins a oncrto-ten chance to survive. The specialist who examined him said the crisis should come - within a few days. Now the odds are swinging in the child s favor. The doctors say he is responding to treatment. If he continues to improve during the next few days, a simple operation Jnn.y rave his life. It Is too early to do anything but hope. But a sympathetic nation Is watching Nubbins, praying that Eonta Slaiis may have another chance lo visit the child this year. Arkansas Briefs UOCK.— 1>. F. Lud- Wick of Fort Smith has been elected grand master of the Masonic lodge of Arkansas. He succeeds A. B. Arbaugh of Harrison. Other officers elected by the Grand Lodge, mccttnr at r.Ktle Kock, were: J. Miles Roberts of Tine Bluff, deputy grand master; John W. Hamilton of PijBolt, Srand senior warden; Noah Sfock- Uurgcr of WinsloM-, grand junior. warden; K. I). McNeely of »cr- mol(, grand senior deacon, and Alien Cliff of Camctcii, grand junior deacon. LITTLE ROCK.—The Arkansas Hotel Association will hold Us annual comeiilion at Iht Hol«l I«i- fayeKu at Lillle Rock Jan. 16. II. J. Burfoni of Lilfje Focli Is pirslilr.iil of (lie orfrnnl7aflo!i. 8INGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ,"/ nch Reach Strasbourg 1 wing 20-Mile ~ Army May Be Ordered To Seize Strike-Bound Telephone Exchanges In Ohio and Washingto • -\V A QInM/~VIV» v> x._ .*., ... .: . .. ' ** Alsac " S ' •'•WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (U.I'.J-.Undo S«,n',n«v »«P Army lo escort long .li.strmce lulophone ope- libra n.sk * A spokesman for Iho Of Oco of Krouomic Kovcriimeiil action to «ml Uio.spi-eiM«ii K a nwy , «« • oxchnnt'cs in Dnylon, Clover . , e- Columbus, where Jong )i,, 0 .service Ima bccircrln- plc'd for « week. The Aimy action, if and when It * comes, Is expected to forestall llireatcncd strikes In other war busy eastern and midland clUiw, ivlicro iinloii officials either have Inkcn strike votes or promise to do so within the next, 24 hours The latest strike threat comes from Philadelphia, where 750 long distance operators will lake a strike ballot tomorrow morning. , Ask Pay Adjustment Also' from 1'hiladolphln came the first -clear demand made public by tile utilon concerning the pay ad- justmenl.s being asked in order lo equalize their frozen wngcs with so-called "cost of living" bonuses to new operators. The Phlla- flat and n. stalling minimum wage of $25 a week ngntnst the present In Detroit, company officials maintain that their intor-slntc lines Imyc not yet been affected by n strike that was supposed lo get under way at the same Q a. m., deadline thnt saw Washington operators leave their swllclibonrds Qpll Telcplione spokesmen say service throughout Michigan Is uninterrupted, except in scattered suburbs around Detroit. However, union officials,,. clntin delphh operators arc asking n $5 a week raise regardless oisci War Loan Drive Has Good Start Blythovillc's Total Hits $123,000 Mark; Bond Party At Ritz First rcnorl of tho Sixth War Loan campulgn In North Mississippi County was innilii public todny with lllylhevlllo • residents hiu'lnu pur- chnsoil 5153,000 worth' of war bond*- AllhouKh Ibis is un excellent bi;-' lilnnlng, according to Ixiy Elch, gcn- enil clinJriiiiin. three times (his amount must be sold If Illythcvllic that few'day-shift operators In nc- lroit,-haye orgssetl -picket -Hues to Bnt". In t >Vnlr .(nl\'i- mt** .... i_- T . v.. unl * Heater Explodes Residence of Mrs. M/D. Brycans, 808 South Lake, was smoked this morning when tho kerosene water heater exploded. The .explosion caused soot and smoke ,,to go thrdush'thc house for the .only- damage. Is IB go over the- lop. As u special incentive lor purchase ot bomls, purchasers wl!l be honored giicsta lit tho KHz Thculur Tuesday nlyht whe: TODAY'S WAIl ANALYSIS U. S. Thankful Though Foods Are Rationed By JAMES HARPER United 1'resi SUff Writer Aincrlcii sits down (o n rationed Tlinnksulvlng dinner today so Europe can linva rations to lie thankful for. Tho Allies hnve tackled the problem of prevcntlnc Europo from makliiB n [pilck fihilt from buttlo lines to brciid lines, fn sonic im- tlons, particularly Hnty, Ihe situation tillll is bad, ; out tho united Nations ucllof aiiil Koliabllltallon Administration Is doing lla lovcl best to nmke starving Europo self- sufficient, i. After iDlii. Europo ijroancu under the worst fiiutliie In thrco centuries. But f,hu Allies camu Ltuouflh With 32,000,000 tons of food, 10,000 000 of it furnished by tho United States. This tlmo'thc Unlit is greater nnd tho resulting hunger Is worse. Two years 11110 Herbert Hoover, who fed Europe once,'figured that by the wiir's cud 380,000,000 pcoplo will be Village" will h6 (mown, ""lice of en "Greenwich ' longlnii for » square inenl Sonic of those people ''Olid Kettiim n square meal Franco la W,.carry-overs .Irani last nlsl-.l'.l, 1 staff,, which they clnfrri were "In- Umldatcd'.' into remaining on'the Job., And -thfc -Detroit w'alk-o'ut Is Willing,.strength, us shown by latest company check-up figures. Earlier this morning virtually every operator .wns at her place. But a noon' check reveals Umt some .135- girls scheduled to work today's holjday shift have failed lo show Up.,; ..-.-,• . Tiius fnr,' the -walk-out lins affected only loiig 'distance calls In most places, since most large cilles are serviced by dial'systems which do-not need, manual ntd. Only a few :smal) Ohio towns have communication facilities been entirely snarled by the walk-outs. And everywhere '.' th.e . union Is Icnvltig enough operators oh duty to handle : the most urgent war calls. However, Chicago union men Indicate thnt local operators in that clty.mayjoln long line workers In a'strike, If.a strike vole taken last "light shows a popular sentiment for quitting. They say 'meetings nre being held In Chicago and 99 down- Mate Illinois cities on whether a strike vote should ,Ue taken. unofficial polls Indicate operators in;Chicago, Rockford, Decalur, I'c- orla and Jolict arc expected to favor wnlk-ouls if the vote Is taken. A strike vote ha.5 been set £>r tomorrow In Cincinnati, the on"ly major Ohio.war city still 1 unaffected by the strike. Pittsburgh' affiliates of the federation of telephone workers say they'll back any national strike call 100.per cent, Atlanta operators have voiced their resentment at what they call a company policy of forchiR them to work with "scab labor." In New York, long distance operators announce flatly they'll not put through or accept colls to and from Ihe strike areas, except those of vital war Importance. A union official savs lelephonc workers In the nation's largest city are considering n strike tonight, but that no decision will be mndc until after this afternoon's meetings with Judge Edward McGulrc, Mayor La Guardla's labor arbitrator. Prom such far scattered points as San Francisco and Fort Smith Texas, come Indications that a national strike call might receive a strong response. So far governmental action Is threatened only In Ohio, where the strike started ana that's 'where the operators say their • grievance Is most severe. It Is claimed' (lint In some cases new operators' imiiorlcd into Ohio by the telephone company arc settings $18 a week more than Ohio girls doing exactly the same work. Ill New York, union officials hint that press association news dispatches and radio network programs for the strike bound area may eventually cut off since these programs arc switched by long distance operators. I n, 0. llranch of Pocun S!<l*j!'WV'H Ior s "» 11 ' Mississippi Coiinty iimf Mr. Itfch for Nortli Mississippi County. ...,,._x,.,,. n . , .. — " •"">" e*-vn.. b ik .unuui; 1111:111 rilinCU 19 puicInMd ul Iho box office. getting buck on Its feel thank, lo Pmclmso of $10.18 bonds Is sought tho fact that the rich Normandy by those uimljlo lo buy larger ones , r lu ,, UnK „,.„„ wns the first Freud, 11 wns pointed out, with emphasis soil liberated, 'Belgians, Italians HUB placed upon this bond, • Greeks, Kusslriiis, mine Poles and' n,,i »?! bcl ' s , 0 -, i;ominlUcc '-' i through- Holluiutcrs are^ Betting their first out Mississippi county p)nn to so^ siiuiiro meals in.a ioiiR lime.:However, the situation slill Is bad In Italy. Alllc'il nulhorltjcs nrc trying to Incrcnso the-bread' ration to 300 grams-n day." Together with' the 1119111, vegetable and sugar intlon, this woilld rake llio dnlly number of calorics for tjip nyciagc Italian to DOO. ; ..TIio amount needed In a temperate cllmato Is generally held to be 2400. .... < • Food A Great Weapon The feeding of liberated peoples Is more than n common charity. It l.s » potent weapon. For If the enslaved peoples-of nations still held by the Nn/.ls realize Hint a square mcnl will come with victory, they will strive the harder for, that victory/ And If the people of newly- llbcralcd nations are fed they're less likely to cause trouble behind the Allied lines. But while the Allies use the full stomach as a weapon, the Germans reverse the formula and use starvation »s a weapoij. Everywhere the German armies went, tho spectre of starvation went, too. Propaganda Minister Gocbbols said In a speed: Former Editor Dies At Home In Stuttgart STUTTGART, Ark., Nov. 23. (UP) —SJ.\ly-lwo-yenr-olfl Walter L. Kennedy, former editor of Hie Stult- Gnrt Dally Lender, died at Ills Stuttgart home Tuesday. ' A unlive of Memphis, Kennedy worked ns a printer and newspnpor editor In 25 states before locating In Stuttgart to work on u weekly [wiper. Ha Inter became editor-publisher of the Grand Prairie News v/lilch was consolidated In 1028 wltli (he Arkansas County Leader. Kennedy am] his partner, P. L Anderson, established the Dally Lender in !93!i. Kennedy served us editor of the Leader until n few months ajjo, when he sold his Interest to Anderson nnd retired because of bad.health. He Is survived by Ills wife, four daughters and a son. New York Rabbi Fails To Get Son Discharged LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 23, (UP) — Attempts by n New York City rabbi to obtain the release of his son from the Army at Camp Robinson have failed. Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble Wednesday dismissed the petition of Habbl Ephrlam M. Steinberg asking that his son, Pvt. Isidore Steinberg, be released from the Army, and remanded Private Steinberg to the custody of Col. Grover C. Graham, camp commanding officer. Rabbi Steinberg conlcndcd thnt his son was accepted by his Bronx draft board In what he termed Advance Seals Fate Of Enemy In Vosges Trap German 'Stalingrad' Of Western fVont r Is Virtually Lost SUPHFMK Al^UED HEAD?' QUARTERS, Paris, Nov 43 (UP*)" -Allied forces breaking the lower^ mlf of the western front to bits mvc crashed Into one of the moil Impirtnnt cities on'the Rhine' X rrcllcli First Army units entered* lie hhtodo Ehlne citadel of stras. uotirg, capital of the, French Province of Alsaie Allied' mllltoiy experts say Strosb<,urg m M v]ta i to Oermnn defense of the upper Rhino an atalln/rad was to the Uusslaiu on the Volga Advanced French forces undeV. OnPIdl .Tn^nxAB Y -A,-_ . !>• - ?f,"5{, i Jacqu0 ' i Leclerc reached StrasbouVg- after a 20-mile dasri ucro.'is the Alsatian plain U,Clerc'b tanks approached strnsV bouig from tho fCB t, where u had been opemtlng yith the .American Seventh Army, icportod jesterdny to be in sight of the Rhine Stinibours llei about 20 miles southoiisi of the Saverne Gap \Uieio tUe big breakthrough in the 1101 litrn VOSKCS MounUilils was innde yesterday. Capluic Of Strasbourg i about end nil U OMS Just the 80000 west of U Qermans holding out ! Rhine in Alsace, for another French column is pushing liorth from Mulh,ome behind the Ociman lines > r Failler today, mobile units 'of the Amcilcan Third Army linked up Vtllh Gevcnth Aimy forces near ™j' urc ' 1 Saarebourg In Lorraine W"' 1 l!if , overlapping'miuieuver. t use AUle^ armies ( siand -vlrluolly; J louder IA"' MiXSn,i B _ «->i._'.,_. .en tho OermSni on a .200-mile tant Ocneiol Palton's Amqrlcan right wing mndp 5 \ho contact with the Seventh Anny LCtof Tlie Third Army two and . n half , e wo and n half inltes to within 15 miles southwest of Saarbriickcn Advance elements are only ^12 miles from Saai- brucken , Palton's left wing Inside Ger- ninuy struck forward 'another mile lo tho foivn flf Kcsa!i!igen, four miles inside the Reich 'beyond Luxembourg Twi other Allied armies are piling up slow but Impressive gains inside Germany farther north In the Aachen salient General Simpson's American Ninth Army is preparing to storm the Roer river bastion of Jullch, about 20 miles west of Cologne ' a The Y^hks broke Into Bornheim one mile and a half touthwcst delivered during the Gorman hey- 1 J ulich ' Oermnn reports say the Ninth began Its attack this morri- '"" " ri "" r - ' ------- -- ..... day, on October 4, 1042. "Flrst and foremost In tho ap- pcascmcnt of luirigcr arid In the mutter of food comes the German people, From now on, It must be llrmly established that the German worker food. Is supplied with Germans Take Crops And so, occupied Europe lived on a starvation diet, and in .some cases died on It. The average Polish farmer has to turn over nbout Iwo- thlrds of his crop yield to the Germans. If he doesn't his house Is burned clown. The average Dnnc gels the equivalent In meat of a single pork chop a week. The average meat ration In occupied Holland Is four-and-a-half ounces. Milk Is unobtainable. A year ago, experts estimated that Europe's cattle supply had fallen "Illegal ami capricious act." He said I °ff 10 to 15 per cent since 1812. And that his son was entitled to exemption ns a student of the Jewish faith Rabbi Steinberg Indicated that he might take the course to the United Slates Supreme Court. Dies On Leyte Pfc. ..Albert J. Nelson, 33, was killed in action Sept. 28 during Iho Leytc invas'on. He was only son of Mr, and Mrs. Seward Hospp nnd had been overseas since June. It's dwindled more since. Hog production was said to be down 25 to 40 per cent, dairy products 15 to 20 per cent, nnd so on. The result Is what you might expect. When the Allies moved Inlo Belgium they found the average ciilld weighed 12 to 15 |x>unds less thnn teforc they moved out. The weight of tho average adult was down 15 to 50 per cent. In n single year of the occupation, the disease rate In Holland jumiwd 70 per cent. And it's the same everywhere the German jackboot has stepped. Food from the rich fields of America, and from olher Allied nations, now Is flowing Into that continent of starving people. And it's also moving lo our boys who are fighting on that continent. Sixteen million iwuiids of grade A turkey has been shipped to American troops throughout England, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and Germany. So America may well give thanks for its Thanksgiving dinner—rc- stjictcd as it is. America's fighting men and the continent oi Europe are giving thanks, because it Is restricted. Weather :y ARKANSAS-Falr this aftcrnoo'n, tonight .and Friday. Not much In temperature. lug lifteff a h,eavy , artillery bar- lase , The iftUanccs of the Ninth coupled with the capture of Ksch- vcller by General Hodges' First Aimy, have tho Nazis backed up ngalml n straight line about five miles west of and parallel to the Rocr river. At-least one, .point'-of the line is pinned against 1 the stream, where the Yanks broke through near Julich. The Germans tightened up in one sector of the Ninth Army front, launching up to eleven counter-attack supported by. tanks*.' But the Americans Knew the Nazis back and continued to,'advance. Hcpcated enemy reports tell of ft British Second Army bridge spanning operation ., across the Mouse river in southwest Holland The British radio says only that the s Tomiriles are lined up along a 1G milfc stretch of. the-river Tho Siegfried line guarding tha Ruhr . Valley ' stretches" along the east bank-of the Afeuse. "-, Nazi radio reports give the German people a gloomy picture of the Allied blows toward the r Ruhr and into-,the Rhineland. A Zurich dispatch sajs neutral correspondents In Berlin belle\e the Germans will seek peace once the Allies gam control of the two mdustrial districts. ' , .' Bad weather failed to slop t(ie aerial. offensive agolnst the Reich today. A formation of 150 Flying Fortresses, escorted, by 75 fighters, E'rucK through heavy clouds to blast synthetic oil works at Gel- senklrchcn again. Arkansas Operators ' Remain At Switchboards LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 23 (UP.) — District officials of the Southwest- cm Bell Telephone Company say they ha\e not been Informed of any contemplated strike of operators In the Arkansas area ' And Mrs Lena Trimble^, area Irafffc chairman'of > the Southwest Telephone AVorkers Union, says slie has no comment '< "at this time' 1 concerning a. threatened nationwide slrlkc of telephone ^orkors.

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