The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 25, 1944
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! raE DOMINANT NWSPAPKR OF NOHT&EA8T ARKAN««-«„ i ,,..~f ^ ^ '*-^ * * ^3 VOL. XIJ—NO. 214 Blythevllls Dally New. BJythevllle Courier Bljthevllle Herald Valley Leader AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI JLYTIIISVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. NOVBMB13K VANKS BREAK THROUGH HURTGEN FOREST Judge Landis, Baseball Czar, Dies In Chicago Illness Ends Career Of Man Who Guided National Pastime CHICAGO, Nov. 25 (UP) — The storm-filled life of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. the nation's czar or baseball, came to an end early this morning during a - peaceful sleep. ' Judge Landis, whose name was all-powerful In professional basc- UH, died In his sleep shortly aft( r 5:30 CWT this morning in Chl- f ;'io. He was 78 years old. .fe entered the hospital on Oct. 2 to ic treated foi- a severe cold and fatigue. Judge Landis' rju.rlil.ln!> was was not thought 'to be serious until early tills week when he suffered from a heart attack. Judsje Landis became commissioner of -baseball in 1920, having served as ' a. federal judge for 1C years. The chief commissioner's office was created when the American and National leagues were split over baseball policy, and public confidence in the game had been rocket! by the "Black Sox Scandal." Restores Confidence But the American belief that baseball games were played "on- the-square" was restored by Commissioner Landis. The eight Chicago While Sox players found guilty of throwing the World Scries to Cincinnati In Ifll9 ' were barred from baseball forever. After that, Landis ruled the game with an iron hand Although Judge Landis made enemies, he made just as many mends among baseball monguls. He was reelected to the commissioner's post in 1928, 1935, and 1942. Only last Nov. 17 the joint Amer , lean and National ' League com- mijtee- recommended that Judge Landis serve as commissioner for another seven years. -V •'.>•-. • ;>. • '• . ,';' '.••>• ; Missed %i 'SeHes ;< '•'- '• ' "•• • '..^Tiie-baVebaii czar'v'niffflea' tils "fifS : World Series since "1920 this year Judge Land is frequently worked at his $65,000 a.-.year job seven days a week. ; • ; Baseball officials say action 'on picking a successor lo Judge Landis will be delayed until the minor, and major lea B ue baseball meetings in Buffalo and Chicago next month. Reports say a return to' the three-man committee, is.tmder; consideration. Some say thelnew' ruling president Army Air Forces Secret Robot ue presen Wil!lam;!Hafridi!e,pf the American League, -president'Tord prick of the National League, and Leslie O'Connor, secretary to Judge Landis. There wljl be no formal funeral services. Judge Landis requested that cremalion take place private- Child's Fingers Amputated After Mishap With Axe Two children playing with an axe resulted in loss of three fingers on the right hand of a, 17- monlhrold child. Hand of Dorothy Lee Duncan daughter of Mr, and Mrs. William' Dangler of Tomato, was so severely cut that amputation of the fingers was necessary. Grace Marie Duncan, her seven- year-old sister, had been playing with an axe when she decided to cut some wood for her mother. As she wielded the axe, the younger child put her hand on the wood and her sister's effort to swerve the heavy axe was only piirtlally successful. The side of the £tcel cut through part of her hand. At Blytheville Hospital, her condition today was good. The accident occurred Thursday at their farm home near the Mississippi river. Electric Co-Operative Is RulecTPublic Utility LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 25 <UP) — The Arkansas- Utilities Commission, climaxing n year-long disnute Involving four private utilities In Artensas, Oklahoma and Missouri, has ruled that the Ark-La Electric Co-Operalive is a public utility and subject to. regulations- of the Commission, The majority opinion held that all electric co-oncrattves which arc serving the public with electricity for compensation are defined as utilities under a 1930 Act of the Arkansas Legislature. Four utilities, the Arkansas-Missouri Power Corporation, the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company and Arkansas Power and Light Company and the Southwestern Gas and Electric Company, have sought since December, 1943, to have the Ark-La, co-op declared a public utility. The co-operative serves only one customer in Arkansas, the defense plant corporation's aluminum plant neai' Hot Spring. First picture of the Army Air Forces secret robot testing sites were released by the Air Technical Service Company headquarters at Wright Field. Reconstructed within HO days after It was brought to this country July 9, the first "Chinese copy'., of the German V-lvvas Ilrcd Oct. 11 at an undisclosed proving' srouiid base in this country. This initial U. S. bu zz bomb was a conglomeration of pieces of duds that felt h» ^S 1111 " 1 ""d parts _ manufactured by American factories. (NEA Telcphoto.) ' : . Ginnings Still Ahead Of Figure Last Year . Despite the recent unfavorable weather for cotton picking, gathering of the 1944 crop was ahefd of last year on Nov. 14 when figures were collected for the official government report. There had been 161,272 bales ginned prior to Nov. 14 as compared with 124,876 bales ginned up to the same date last year; according to C. c. Danehower of Luxora, official cotton statistician for Mississippi County. Most of the recent bad weather has. occurred^.since " the., report ,w?» figured/;!! was pointed -out, and so does'not reflect the small amount which '.will have been picked this month. . Because of the unusually large crop, much cotton yet remains in the field. Bus Passengers Gunfire Five Persons Trapped And Burn To Death In New Orleans NEW .ORLEANS, Nov. 25 (U.K)— Five persons ere trapped ajicl burned to death as fire swept a threc-stbrv rooming house at 331 Dauphiue street early this •morning. Some were trapped in a third-story room as flames cut off exit to tho door "lending to' the staircase; and old-fashioned iroii-grjl! windows prevented them from jumping to the street. , . . ' - ; * According to police, livo of the* dead hadi'beenUdentified as August Textar, 49, arid Albert Dcvelin 40. A third .bodyo'was, identified as that of'Charles'Wins';'44. •-;:•-'••• ,;Police siiid the other dead may be Mrs. Cecile Curvill and Ben Auburn, roomers, who arc missing. The fire,'police said, apparently started from an undetermined cause under the' stairway' on the first floor. Heavy screening prevented roomers on the second floor from going out the windows, ana it w?f. •>! this floor that Ben Auburn, listed as missing, lived. Develln, identified as dead, was. trapped on the third floor, j which police -. said. is an-attic 'with iron 'grills over the front windows. Mrs." Frank Smith, the landlady, sounded the alarm, and tried to awaken' as many of (he roomers as she could. Flames were already shooting up the stairway, and she could not get up to the second floor. She "ran out to safety then, she said. ' Urges Farmers To Meet Food Production Goals LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 25 (UP) — Afield agent for the Federal Extension Service, Charles A. Sheffield, has urged Arkansas farmers to come as close to their 1945 food production goals as possible but not to exceed them. Sheffield, speaking before the 1Q45 Crop Production Goal conference at Little Rock, said that in light on anticipated high farm production after the war it might be -wise for farmers to produce as near to the suggested goals as possible and at the same time produce more efficiently with a better balance of enterprises on individual Shots Hit Bus As It Goes Through Joiner; Officers Investigate Gun shots fired into a Greyhound Bus as it sped through Joiner last night narrowly missed three Blytheville passengers on the bus. : Mrs. E. M. McCall and a Mr. and Mrs. Watte were only a very short distance from where the shot shattered glass over the face and body of a Caruthcrsville, Mo., girl. Sheriff Hale Jackson announced today an Investigation was being made. The shot, apparently fired from some one on the roof of the gin there, struck the front right windshield about 7 o'clock as the bus traveled north. Several of the shots were found after they had left the pattern in the windshield. The bus, immediately stopped by the driver, a Mr. Samuel of In- liana, remained at Joiner a short time while a preliminary investigation was made. A Mrs. Beasley told occupants of the bus that shots were fired Into windows of her home at Joiner three weeks ago but the sheriffs office at Osceola said they had no report of that shooting. Mr. Walls was returning from Memphis, where he had been a patient at a hospital. Manila and Leachville Exceed War Fund Quotas Final tabulation of receipts in the Manila drive for th« National War Fund put Manila over the top with S1G12.50 and Leachville with $1142.29, it was announced by F. M. Devendorf, director In charge In the Mississippi county drive. Both towns had quota of $1000 each and bolh surpassed amounts turned in lasl year. The 194,1 gi/t £,T»i L f < hvl " e was onlv S488 '°° , ARKA NSAS; Cloudy with occa- R^r °"? M ?, n " a ' $896 ' 12 ' Ei0 " al rain thls Afternoon, and in Rcporte of other communities PlaqueJ Army Nine Here Special Ceremonies Honor Champions Of Service Tournament The baseball teamipf Blythevllle „ Army. Air Field was presented a''nila -Bay. U. $. Warplanes Bag More Ships MacArthur Says 4500 Jap Troops Destroyed Aboard Transports AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS ON LEYTE, Nov. 25 (UP)- Tho American air war In the Pacific situ was. in high genr today. Ynrtk fighter planes stalking sen ne.s from Borneo to the Philip- Pines have sunk or damaged 18 enemy ships. Including a four-ship convoy the Japs were rushing to •Some .6000 enemy • troops wero aboard the three 'transports nml IJie escorting. destroyer caught by our-fighter planes. General Mac- Art|H|r estimates that nt leiwl 4500 of them were drowned or burned to death when Yank planes set two of the transports afire and sank the destroyer. The remaining enemy transport was beached. Jap Planes Detlroycd The 14 other Japanese ships, including another destroyer, were sunk or, damaged by American BULLETIN WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (Ur) —The Nivy^ announces thai American submarines have sunk 27 more Japanese vessels Including a destroyer and a funboal In operations In Pacific and Far Kasl- em waters. In-addition to Ihe two warships, the latest bag'• of tlic. American undersea crafl include a ,<ransppr(, four (inkers, three cargo transports and 17 careo vessels. .•.)•- .';',>... ... ( , , Thl? brouiht <p «54 the number of enemy vesjelisnnk b>- United Statei robmarinw In thin war. Enemy- combatant ships sunk by subs total DO, planes 'swinging wide over Borneo ' ' "• fed.'.^.Vg^ebes, ',In "•addllloji,: 20 enemy planes- we're* deiitroyetl' bft'tlic Makrissar In the Cele- ground nt bes.'-.: . ''.Anplher,. 1 42 Japanese ' planes plaque,, a .trophy • for. having won the championship of the Eastern . plummeted ' from the / skies over Leylc, when they attempted to pomb American Installations on thu Island's east coast. •'• '• And the Manila radio 'indicates carrier t planes from a U. S. disk force ; raided ; .bomb-pitted Manila and Clark Fields on Luzon today, ;then attack Jap shipping in Ma; -ay. . -• • Tokyo Chamres Tune But .radio; ; Tokyo • Is still more " ' farms. An that he added: "It would appear from now on fanners must pay closer attention to balancing production with demand. Unless this is done, there may be some serious difficulties encountered in the post-war era with support price commitments." State goals for dairy, poultry and vegetables for fresh market and processing will be determined by Ihe conference this morning. And determination of other goals will be completed this afternoon. Suffers Broken Arm Herbert Murff, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Murff of Memphis, broke his left arm In an accident here last night. He is at Blylheville Hospital. Weather have not yet- been made public. N.YStock AT&T 164 1-2 Amer Tobacco ............ 65 3-4 Anaconda Copper ........ 72 3-4 Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric ..... Gen Motors Montgomery Ward 62 m j.j 39 3.3 51 1-8 52 1-2 . .. . Int Harvester . ...:.....,.. 71 . . Standard of N J Texas Corp 54 i-2 U SStcel ................ 56 3-4 extreme Portion tonight. cloudy. Slightly Colder Sunday. north and extreme east Sunday partly cooler tonight. Rainfall here overnight totaled .56 of an inch. The minimum temperature was 19 degrees, maximum yesterday 50. N. O. Cotton Mar. July Oct. Dec. 2171 2172 2174 2174 2152 2152 2081 2081 2167 2169 2171 2174 2170 2170 2171 2171 2150 2150 2153 2080 2078 2082 216S 2106 2170 Col. John B. Patrick, command- Ing officer of the 30th Wing, acting for the commanding general of the Eastern Flying Training .Command; presented the plaque, received by Lieut. Col. Howard C. Stclllng, commanding officer of Blytbevllle Army Air Field, for the team. ;, Presentation'was to have bceii' made in an outdoor program, with a. formal parade planned, but a held Indoors' presentation s.pccch was followed by a brief talk by Colonel Stclllng. Prior to, presentation of the award, the post band played and Staff Sergt. Waiter Terry led In group singing. The baseball team won (he championship early in September after having participated In a tournament In which 25 teams participated. brief ceremony was because of the rain. Colonel Patrick's 34 Will Leave For Induction Group From Board A To Go Info Service Next Wednesday.; Selective service Board .V'A'> has announced names of 34 young men from here to be sent Wednesday for induction In the Army at Camp Robinson. It is understood that Board "B' 1 also will send a number of registrants from this section at an early date. Those leaving Wednesday arc: Andrew B, Evans, Talmadge l>. ColcmRii, Hule Hamrick, Ray If. Downing, AlvLs Harris. J. W. Flanngan, Jessie W. Fletcher, Joe May r field, George E. Springer, Whorley C. Darby, Hugh E. Bunch, Ernest D. Harris, Olllc R. Gann, Robert Griffin Jr., James H. Moore, J. W. Grecr, Johnnie F. Cain, Tnco A. Lucy, Boyce Rosier, Hayes L. Daniels, Harold R. Mosely, Carlton L. Pierce, Charles Moore, Alfred Cooper, Woody H. Sims, Robert P. Bowls, Audrey M. Penn, Frank J. Richardson, Lloyd A. Smart, Cliar- le.s L.-, Hardesty, . Benjamin P.- Mooncyhau, George J, Hcnson, Charles T. Hopper, Leomlers PaJ- lercon, . has; abruptly switched Us propaganda, llpc from 'yesterday's admission thait important Installations and war factories in the Tokyo area were Hit.'., ". . : ;.-• Now Tokyo says only schools, a hospital, .art several residences sut- fered damage from the •tans of destruction dumped on. the city. Tokyo ; 'also claims five Supcrbombers were 'shot down, In spite of Washington's announcement that all but two of the sky giants have returned to their home bases In the Tvfa- rlanas. Ignoring smoke plumes lowering over gutted buildings in the Naka- Jlrna aircraft works, radio Tokyo closed Its latest flcllclous account of the superbomblng with Ihesc amazing words: "All In all, nothing much happened." Osceola Man Elected Grand Deputy Master U1TTLE ROCK, Nov. 25 (UP) — J. D. McCloy Jr., of Montlcello has been elected grand master of the grand council of the royal and select masters of Arkansas. He was elected at a mecllng of the grand council at Little Rock Friday. ' Other officers elected were: J. B. Bunn of Osceola, grand deputy master; Rny N, Boyle of Malvcrn, grand principal conductor of work; Ben Q. Adams of Little Rock, grand treasurer; E. Eugene Smith of Little ROCK, granct recorder; John H Belford of Little Rock, grand chaplain; W. C. HIckmon of Little Rock, grand captain of the guard. J; 'Miles Roberts of Pine Bluff graixi conductor of the council; Weldon Rasbcrry of Hot Springs, grand marshal; c. D. Hall of Little Rock, grand steward; Hugo Weis of Little Rock, grand sentinel, and J. Frank Pcugh of Norlh Little Rock, grand sentinel emeritus. Baptists Name Officers The Rev. R. o. Barker of North Little Rock has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Baptist State Hospital, succeeding Judge W. R. Donham of Little Rock. And the board, meeting at Llt- tlo Rock Friday, elected Hie Rev. L..H. Roscman of Little Rock as secretary. The new officers were nominated by • the Reverend E. C. Brown of Blytheville, who'alf.i presented a TODAY'S WAR AHALYSIS— Tough Territorial Problems Await Peace Table " <By JAMKS HAHPKK VaHta Press staff Writer The Allies will wnhc tip nflcr tlii.s war with the same old moniiiii- hcniluchcs that plagued them 26 ycnr« Jo Most ol luo fii'sl war's boumlnry . dUputctt mu«t''l» Ihi-oshod out a over again hi Iho uuxl peace conloreucc Jual MS the di Ju.l MB the* did at Voriilie-Uhc vta'wln liavo" °tra^tf A political sore spots. The one which will bo the toughest to heal Is the Polish problem, which has Just, shaken up Poland's government-tn- exlle. Russia wants n 70,000-.iquhro- mlle belt of pre-war Poland. In blh- er words, It means to keep but about 7000 square miles of the land It seized In 1939. Moscow lays claim to this territory on tho ground that it once was part of Russia, and wan grubbed by Poland when Russia was weak from war nml revolution. That problem leads to another, Russia has' offered to coinixiniuita Poland .by helping It to slice olr a chunk of Germany. Tho Poles up. pai-ontly huve taken to (he Idea'and will settle for East Prussia and a generous helping of tho pro-wnf provinces .cast of Ihe Oder river Including Industrial Silesia. Holtand Wants farm l.aiul But Poland Isn't Ihe only nation that has begun lo covet the will of the Relcli. Holland Is dropping broad hints that It may demand hlgh-and-dry Gorman ground for vast stretches ot thu Netherlands which the Niizls gave Imck lo tho sea. Because 'of acrmnn Hooding prc-.war- Holland has shrunk by about one-third.. And even If this land were drained—which would tnko as imic)i;:'ns 10 yc'urs-the salt sea water would have badly Impaired I Li fertility. And of course both the Poles and the Dutch Want that German land Moscow Cool Toward Hew Polish Leader MOSCOW, Nov. 26. (UP)~Mos- «ald the resignation of Premier . MUtolnJczyk of the; Polish' BovcvnmenMn-exlle apparently has blitstcd all hopo of accord between tho London and Lublin'Poles. And that mini to be tho opinion of Polish experts in London also Tho deputy premier of the PoMsh exljo Bovorntnonl, Jan Kwa- plnskl, is .forming a new cabinet' • -••" •" nml he is expected to follow tho! fm In ' tsnccs thrown back tho Bayonet Charge Hurls Foe Back:: Toward Cologne First Army Troops Are Successful In -"••' Desperate Effort SUPREME ALLIED'HEADQUARi TERS Parb, Nov. 25 (UP)— Uaxmct-swlnghig American douehi bojs lodny had the German.', Vi the run weal ol Cologne , Tlic Yanks cams out of the Bloomy Hurtgen' Forest southeast of Aachen In * charge that sent the enemy reeling back on the Bhlnelsnd front The 10-day see-saw battle of the Jiurtgeii Forest, one of the blood- leU of the war, c«me to a resounding cllnm when First Army troops slashed out onto the Cologne plains » few miles southwest ol Duren , According to United Press Correspondent Henry T. Gorroll in a "Tlie from the FVrost: Germans , are ' -.-- uv «"i«ijo , we f yieicnrur ground, and w* »lm to keep them rocked back^on then- heels," Allies Held Elsewhere ""' Elsewhoie In this sector icslstanco has stiffened and i Ijciioral Mlkoliijc/.yk did. However, London obicrveri, feel that Moscow and tho Russian-sponsored Lublin Polish committee will not look ns fuvoiably upon Kwa- plnskl us they did on his predecessor, Mlkolajczyk was regarded In Moscow, as the most lira-Russian and reasonable of the London Pol- Ish lenders nml ho, alone, was exempted from.tho abuse the Soviets heaped lavishly on his colleagues. At the same Ihie the London Dally Mull snyi the Pollbh premier's-.resignation follovcd H cil- sls climaxed by icfusnl of tho XJnlt- wllhoiit tho Oeniiiins. Tlils'bospenl<Si 0(l , Sl , lltc f i ' t 9 J° in Britain In K ,cai- 111115.1 population movement' Poi"ex- | nnlcoln R future Polish fionllcis Ml" " 10,000.000 Germans ll'vo I "P"^"^* resignation came just 3Q toiy. which would bu'i , 8 aflc !' llls conference with American Ambassador to Russia Avcrlll Hnrr man. Tim nnliir turnii /r,,.>Aii ample, some in the territory. handed ao-jPolnml;^ -\ ,, ,. . . , >rv .. But llicVe''iirbi'i'',"Bir'tlie cliniijc's In the shape.of Germans' contemplated by Ihe Allies; The French want indefinite International control of the \Rhlnclaiid, which includes eight .per cent of Germany's population and 11 per cent of Iti territory. Tho Foreign Policy Association estimates that If Ilia Fronch,> Polish and Dutch groups get their way about the Reich, It will shed one-fifth of its pre-1038 area.- Squabble Over Trieste Southern Europe also abounds in border disputes. For Instance, Yugoslav mid Italian groups already have begun a verbal tug-of-War over Trieste, which .was presented to Italy after World War I. In fact, Marshal Tito demands for Yugoslavia, not only Trieste, but all of Istrla and the Dalmatian coast as well. Then there Is Greece. Yugoslavia and Bulgaria suggest that the three parts IK merged Into a separate Macedonia, but Greece has turned the Idea down. As a matter of fact, Athens is on record as wanting the parts of Albania and Bulgaria populated by Greeks. Romania also Is In for. a postwar face lifting. Under Axis pressure It yielded Transylvania to Hungary and southern Dobrujn to Bulgaria, in their armistice terms, the Allies tentatively promised to return Transylvania to Romania. But southern Dobruja wasn't mentioned In either Romanian' or Bulgarian surrender agreements. Hence It probably will remain Bulgarian. As for Hie Romanian provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovlua, Russia has taken them for keeps. Then there Is the problem of the Italian colonies. Even the Italians agree that they must disgorge African territory acquired under Fascism. But they indicate that they'll object lo the loss of Eritrea, Soma- llland and Libya, acquired before Mussolini's time. Such are the political battles the Allies must settle after the military battles are over. Hnrrlman, The Daily M«l| fays' „,„. bassador' Hnrrlman delivered the American refusal to gimiantce the exile iiovornmont s territorial demands In the form of a letter from President Roosevelt On; the eastern bnUlefiolits the Red Army is preislng Its far-flunjf M l ?, ou j" ll1llc ""dapest from tho noi-lhcaSt but heie, as on tho western front, German resistance is stiffening. t Berlin says tho Soviets have started a gigantic push in western Lat- vla:l)ul;Moscpw has not as yet confirmed the repoit $326,000 Worth Of Bonds Sold In Blytheville . With $326,000 north of War Bonds sold In Blythevllle, It In believed North Mississippi County will go over Die top in the sixth War Loan No reports have yet been made by community chairmen but with farming activities slowed up due lo Ihe wejither, ills believed ' ril'til citizens will have more time to buy Loy Elch, North Mississippi county chairman, announced today that the campaign could be concluded by end of next week if community chairmen make their solicitations promptly. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 21G8 2170 2151 207C 2170 2 ICO 2171 2152 2081 2076 2173 2167 2165 2108 2IG5 21G5 2185 2148 2152 2165 2151 2080 2073 2171 2167 Chicago Rye open high low close Dec. . ioa',4 1D9',( 198 108 108% May .10614 107% 106'X, 107',!, 107' 'Mein Ducks' or .''battle "swimmer" above , The German "kannp schwimmer" ,. , „„ BI Iloavc .; struggles lo don "duck feet," part ol swimming gear which Nan . - „. .. ; soldiers use in swimming through enemy Avotcrs t o blow up motion to clmtiBC Ihn by-laws of , W'idBcs, according lo Gorman caplioh on.pholo, which was radioed (he board, L__ ••*»*«»--••* v^VcA'crn. Stockholm. '.... In Perhaps tho most severe battle a head-on clushj of tanks and /irmor, K clogging the Aachen gap' leading to Cologne and the Rhine In fact, all (he front dispatches' Indicate that tho German high command has ordered the last dltoh .stand, the stand lo defend Oprmnny's coal-rich'so^r basin and •^iiB'rlal Ruhr, Valley, the final battle that msy, decide the length of the battle in Eur.?pe. A Inte report' says' American Ninth Army troops have captured H village 24 miles west of Cologne after two da^ of stieet flglitlng- Hawovar, three miles to the northwest,' the American Ninth Army has fallen back before, Gev-. man countei-al AMeWfch": high ground on the Aachen-f.> Cologne, highway 10 mile's northeast of.Aaehen Pattern Huei Challenge ' Opposite Germany's , Saar bashT General Pattori's Third Army Ms locked In a battle ol attrition and the Na?li are reported throwing In heavy tank divisions ns the fight sea-save; over vast plains Other Third Army units 27 miles wiUh of Snarbrucken have been stopped after driving two miles across tho Saar river into Postroff In northeastern France Front repoit*. say the Germans are continuing: armored attacks and have enveloped the Yanks' In n cease- lew aMlllery Jire, Meanwhile, French and American troopt continue to grind out ilns on the bottom of the front ftihch. Grab Bridge A Brlttsli radio correspondent in Strasbourg 1 says that French units ha\ c rushtn the main bridge across Ihe Rhine and gained'a footl'.->ld on the German side Allied Headquarters has • denied similar reports during the; last'24 hoiirs. To tho north, other Allied columns ho\c stabbed 'half-wav or more through the Vosges Moun- talra on-a 55-mile front lyi hem in an estimated 50,000 •: German Irpops Into a pocket• against the Rhine. Meanwhile, a .security, blackout continues to cloak the progress, of the French column spearing up the west bank of the Rhine toward Colmar, halfway between the SwW border and Strasbourg, in an effort to .complete' the "encirclement. On the northern end of the front, British Second Army forces have pained up to 3000 yards across the Holland marshlands before Venlo, the>. Mouse - river fortress'. One unconfirmed report says the British have'penetrated Venlo itself. Hiohest Bidder To Get 3600-Acre FSA Farm ' \ ' LITTLfi ROCK. Nov. 25 (UP) — The Farm Security Administration is putting its Lake Dick Farms on thf auction block. Regional PA Director A. D. Ster wart savSithc farm, covering nlore than 3&H) acres in .Teffi-rsnn Countv, will be sold to the highest bidder. He savs the pale will comply wilh conercfcsional orders issued lastrjear directing FSA to liquidate Its nrojects Bids will "oe opened at Little Rc^k Jan 15 " The FSAjis also,offering for sale mp 2000 ^crej near ,Sl«r Citv,' a portion of the Alluvial Farms, Inc. which was'established by the ad- mtnistrafion In 1941. The Lake rj^k arms ftas ]j e g un by the FSA severs) jj-ears ago to lest the «o-ot>er»Hve system x «f farming as a rehabilitation program for low Income formers It vis abandoned,after a little more than two jears of operation^ " c ,, • oren hish tow, close or fl Dec. . 1(M*< 168-t}- l«51i I65T! IS6S' May . mi' iei!i MI-" !«IK Ifil' 1 S " * , ' .*< *

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