The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 2, 1944
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMlNAN'l Nl'JWtil'Al'KIl (Ik TunHTHRA^T A !;!<• i A!t.>Ao A k,^ .»..*,.....,«. ..„ . . . . . . T**~r VOL. XLI-NO. 219 BlythevUle DtUy Newt BlythevUle Herald BlytbOTlllt Courier lUuluippi Valley Leader Tame Now GERMANS DESTROY 3 RHINE BRIDGES It Uf NOKTHEA3T AKKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MIBSOUKI HLYTHUVIKLB, AUKANSAB, SATUHDAY, DKCKMBKR 2, i<M,| SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS f Bob anil his master Jung/e (Worse Becomes Pet Of County Gl If he could have had' his way, Pvt, Earl U. Mitchell might have taken his favorite horse "Prince" with him when he went off to war. Instead, he told him goodbye with a pat on the nose and a lump of sugar. It was hard leaving Prince after all the fun they'd had together. Private Mitchell had spent hours teaching the animal all sorts of clever tricks. A fellow can become attached to a good horse pretty quick, and Prince's master was mighty fond of him. No wonder it was just like leaving an old pal when he went off to the Army. Neither was it any wonder months later that Private Mitchell's pulse quickened when he caught a glimpse of a handsome wild horse in the jungles of Guadalcanal, thousands of miles from his Mississippi County farm home in the Promised Land community. Like Prince, this was a -trim, handsome animal. Tlie soldier could tell almost instinctively that here was a steed of spirit, and Intelligence. Then and there he laid plans for capturing the wild horse. How he accomplished this was not explained in .letters to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Mitchell, but he did tell them .how: he overcame many difficulties breaking and training "Bob,";' First, he must fashion some sort of corral in which to keep' the horse. Because his duties left him little time in which to, work on his idea, the 22-year-old soldier had to proceed slowly. When he wasn't busy with his Medical Corps duties he was gathering'material for his purpose. Some discarded telephone wire which once provided communications to various posts on the island was used for fencing. Rough timbers were obtained with axe and saw, and a damaged tarpaulin became the roof of this Pacific island barn. Suitable quarters provided, Private Mitchell then proceeded to capture the animal. His first job was to make friends with the horse. This took patience, plus all the sugar the soldier could hoard from the mess hall. He drank his coffee unsweetened in .order Hint he could have sugar. Gradually, the Arkansan won the confidence of the horse. A Wild Beach Ride Mitchell fashioned a bridle from a rope and after a while managed to lead the animal to the beach where he mounted. Bob immediately dashed into the surf. "f almost drowned several times and he tried lo buck me off, but I rode him 15 miles that first time and I finally broke him," he wrote to his parents. Since then, the matter of educating Bob to the tricks of Prince has enabled Private Mitchell to break the monotony of life on the South Pacific island. Bob will pick tip his master's hat from the ground with his teeth and place it on the. soldier's head. It! fact, be has quite a repertoire of stunts to amuse Mitchell and his buddies. Makes Own Saddle Fashioning a saddle has been Ihe biggest problem for the ingenious Arkansas soldier, but he has man- ngert to conslruct one of odds and ends of leather, bark and other ma tcrials. "I am not sure how it is going to work, but it soon will be finished he said In a recent letter. When the lime comes for Private Mitchell lo come home he will be faced with an even greater problem—what to do with Bob. Of course he would like to bring him back as an addition to his stable of four horses, one mare and two colts which he has at home. Private Mitchell is a rather resourceful young man and it wouldn't surprise his family at all if he didn't somehow - : ' find a way. The young soldier is a brother of Pfc. Uoy Eugene Mitchell, 23, who gave his life Oct. 10 fighting the Germans in France. Charge Against Aycock Dropped By Government Didn't Know Gasoline He Had Was Stolen;. Osceola Man Fined A Dlythcvillc man allegedly connected with Iheft of high-test government gasoline was cleared of charges when the case was nolle pressed In federal court at Jonesboro this week which resulted In an Osceola man being fined and placed on probation and case of another Osceola man continued for the .term. Case against Don Aycock, charged with possessing stolen high-test aviation gasoline, was dismissed when Mr. Aycock denied knowledge that the gasoline had been stolen nnd the government did not have, l>roof that he had knowledge that this was stolen gasoline. Justus H. Edrington, filling station operator nt Osceola, was fined $1000 and.placed on probation - for a year on a charge of possessing jasolinc stolen, from -the Dealers Transport Company of Memphis. He pleaded guilty to the charge. l)uncan Case Continued Case against Alaska Duncan, filling station operator at Osceola, was continued. Jesse Barton of Memphis, driver for the Dealers Transport .Company, engaged in hauling gasoline from Memphis to airfields in Blythe- villc and other points of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, entered a plea of guilty to selling gasoline belonging to the government and was fined $250 and placed on probation for a year. He testified he had served twice in the Army. His charge was that of selling ;asoline to Mr. Edrington and Duncan". , ' - ' . Paul Taylor'of Mempb^ was fined $250-and placed on probation for a year after he pleaded guilty, to a charge of selling gasbline belonging to the government-.- '-V r •'-'-, Mr. Aycock contended that )__ Taylor sold him gasoline but'that iib'dld ndl.fchow'IPwas stolen. ' i Gas Tanks' Sealed .Bruce Ivy of Osceola; attorney for Jesse Barton, -told the court that seals were placed on the gasoline tanks in Memphis and .were not broken until the trucks reached an airfield and then by a man appointed by the government. He said his investigation revealed that oivnumerous occasions gasoline was left:in the tanks when they left the field and that this had placed temptations in paths of the drivers. All gasoline, he contended, that had been stolen in this manner was after the trucks had left airfields to return to Memphis. These men were among the number of filling station .'operators and truck drivers arrested last .Sumnjer by the Federal Bureau of 'Investigation agents. Mr. Ivy was attorney for Mr. Aycock and Mr. Barton. A. P. Barham of Osceola was attorney for Mr. Edrington. Several witnesses attended court Wednesday but were not called after the case was dismissed. - County Men Wounded Three South Mississippi County men have been reported wounded fn the European area, Pvt. Charlie R. Cox, son of Mrs. Mary E. Cox, and Samuel B. Russ, technician fifth grade, son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Russ, both of Osccola, and Staff Sergt. Jack G. Bennett, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Wtl- .liam P. Dennett of Bassett, recently received wounds while fighting. South District Has $274,432 In Bond Drive The drive for sale of bonds in the Sixth War Loan Drive reached 5214,432 In South Mississippi County up to Thursday, it was announced by K. C. Branch of Pecan Point, general chairman. This district of the county lias a quota of $600,000 with Grider, Driver and Prenchmans Bayou the only communities reporting over the top with their quotas. . In North Mississippi County, the quota is 5800,000 with Promised Land Ihe only community, outside Blytbeville, reporting over the lop when figures last were marie public. Loy Eieh, chairman of North Mississippi county, and Mr. Branch arc urging community chairmen to send in reports. New BAAF Commander Chiang's Government 7s Blamed By Russians For Policies Resulting In Japanese Success Lieut. Col, Howard C. Stelllng, former director of training at Turner Field. Ga., who recently assumed command of the lilythcvllle Army Air Field, succeeding Col. Kurt. M. Lnndon, who was transferred lo station prior to an overseas assignment, Another Class Graduatid Here Moj. Osmund H. Akre Addresses BAAF Class Af Ceremony Today Graduation • ceremonies for ATT Class-7;were hfeld in the post recreation hall this morning when the class was addressed by Major Osmund H. Akre, flight surgeon at the post, who has a distinguished record of service in the MlMlc East and North African theaters of operations. : 'While Major -jvt. McCoy, commandant of cadets, announced the names of Hie graduates, Lieut. Col. Gene D. Langan presented the men with .their appointments as flight officers v and Lieut. Col. Howard C: Sidling, commander officer of the field, presented their wings. •The 651st AAF Band furnished music for the ceremonies witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. ' These graduate.?, former civilian instructors at pre-fllght schools now discontinued by the Army Air Forces, will become a part of the Army Air Transport Command, fol- lowing'a special course here. Mrs. Christine Hoadley Caruthersvi/fe Man Is Killed In Action Killed in action wns Tech. Sergt Robert n. Ben.hett, 2:1, of Ca'ruth- 'ersvlllc, Mo., jvho recently wns'.'re"- ported missing Iti action over ^fjeh many.-sinco, Oct. C:-. -' - u^u m i^uiupu is.unoinGr," suojcci His mother, Mrs. Eva Bennett of being discussed try the congrcss.lon- week. from the War announcing Ills death. this Sf Asks New Army For Occupation After Victory Congressman Wonts To Replace Fighting Men With Fresh Troops by By llnlUd'PreiS One of the congressmen now visiting the balllefront 'In Germany mailing rnpiaiy nuo umna's Inter-1 snys the War Department nhould lor against ndmlttudly: weak op-1 aga slort selecting a new army now, to position. "-' ' , handle the occupation of Europe. He is Overtoil Brooks- of Loulsl- n nn, H Democratic member of Hie House Military Affairs Committee. Be believes a 'new army' for' occupation nnd policing should relieve Ihe combat soldiers nnd nllow them to come home for good. Brooks says our fighting troops were drafted for the duration of ihe emergency — hut the postwar period In Euroiw emergency one will not be nn Only: n day after the Chinese Army newspaper dc.spcr»toly urged an, American Invasion of the East China'coast to divert the Japs thu United States Embassy at Chungking, linn underlined the sll' wARmMr-™,,, ™ nation's nr«v!ly ,by nn evacuation ,,." A £ Na rON ' D/ order to American civilians. • ^' c ,, Au ' y -,f m Nl "> The American.embassy h«s toll! • c ' • IIntu01 ' '« Americans lo leave northern Vun- hnn.province Immediately, And Dial Others of trie 17 commltlccmcn agree with Brooks. Tlicy lliluk the army also should provide home leaves Immediately, for' men who Imvo been oversells for many months., • '.,.-'. Representative WUwtenri of Mississippi says Congress, cannot ar<y fix .vi sons. home leaves for men For In some .-cases,'giving'home leave to nil .troops hi Europe with long overseas service . records would involve tr>klni{ a whole division oiit of nntlch. So '\Viiufena snys the question of.leaves must be handled by the generals, ... ' ;' • ..-The.-, reported; ammunition. short•"""' In -Europe "is.another,'subject ..„.«»(,>. ..... | ... committee louring the. l>nttlc- Department fronts. Republican' Delegate 'Joseph . Radio gunner on a B-17, he had been overseas a month after having enlisted in the Air Forces almost three years ago. He was graduated from Caruth- crsvillc High School aiid the cotton business prior lering tlie service. He also leaves his father, Robert, Bennett of CarulhCrsvillc, and a brother, [>vt. Prank Lee Bennett, stationed ill Kceslcr Field, Miss. wus In to en~ Seaman Is Missing Ausbine,James,'seaman first class of t!)e navy and son of Mrs. OIllc James of -Dciiton commtinHy near Stcelc, Mo., hiis been reported missing in action in the South Pacific since Nov. 17. The 20-year-old man has been overseas fo r a year after having cnlcre ( ) the Navy two years ago. He visited at home after finishing-his boot training at Fnrrngut, Idaho. Before entering the service, he was engaged In farming. n. Fnrrlngton of Hnwflfl says the shortage is parllv due to the damaged parts on the continent.' Far- ringtoiradds that he thinks American supply problems will work out nil right. , i While congressmen look Into problems of the battlefront, one current production problem seems in process of settlement. Striking employes .of the'Chrys- ler Corporation's main Dodge plant In Detroit have just voted to return to work at once to, their job of making B-2Q Superfortress us parts. _ And the Army had warned the CIO United Auto Workers in Detroit that Its. members would be held accountable, If the 31,000 workers in a Chrysler Chicago plant engaged In making B-29 parts wpre forced from their jobs for lack of parts martc in Detroit. Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. . ICOW 206'X: 165% 166M 160 . May 1C3 162!i 163T4 162V. Christine Hoadley 1/"» • /^ ii/<nr> . At Fresno, Caiif. L anfi/ng Company Will Rece/ve Covered 'A' Award On Tuesday Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock: Hogs salable receipts 500. Only around • 350 offered early; bulk still unsold. Few 180 to 270 pounds $13.7$,-ibulk held higher. No early action on other classes. Compared with Friday last week, 180 to 210 Ibs. 35 to 40 cenU lower; over 270 pounds 20 cents lower; 170 pounds down, 25 to 35 cents lower, and sows 15 to 25 cents lower. Cattle salable receipts 200. Calves 50. Compared with last Friday: fleers steady to 50 cents lower; hel- lers weak to 25 or more lower; cows 25 cents lower; bulls and vealers steady; replacement steers weak; tops for week: Good and choice 1114 and 1177 pound sleers $15. 812 pound steers $15.50; choice 814 Ib. mixed yenrllngs $16; 978 pound heifers 15.60; good cows $13.50; good beef bulls $11.50; good sausage bulls $10.50; vcalcrs $14.50; itnhrrmrnl steers $13. Mrs, Christine Hoadley of Fresno, Calif., sister of Mrs. W. T. Oberst, died late Wednesday at (hat place. She would have been G6 Christmas Day. In III health for some lime, Mrs. Oberst was to visit her sister but had been unable to obtain reservations until Dec. 4, when she planned to leave. Wife of W. J. Hoadley of Fresno, Mrs. Hoadley had visited in Bly- thevillc frequently before the family moved from Memphis 26 years ago to Fresno. One of eight sons nnd daughters, Mrs. Oberst is the only surviving member of that family with the death of Mrs. Hoadley who also leaves, besides her husband and sUter, a daughter. Miss Margaret Hoadley, and a son, Sergl. William Arthur Hoadley, stationed at Pine Dale, Fresno. Military and government officials won for them this award will pay tribute lo the outstanding record of both employes- nnrt management of the Blythevillc Can- ning Company here Tuesday after-. Plant, representatives, Thc blue and green "A" i will be accepted by E. n. „,,.,- cashirc, vice president of Ihe factory. Tlie band and colar guard of will be awarded the achievement Tllc hand Hntl colar B Jnrd of "A" nwarc! of (he War Food Ad- B| y tllcvill ° Army Air Field will ministration. ; participate In Ihe program lo be- ProKram for the miorf.ii «•-1 gln nl ' o'clock. If the weather N. 0. Cotton open Mar. . 2175 May . 2175 July . 2152 Oct. . 2079 Dec. . 2157 high 2177 2176 2IS3 low close 2177 2173 2176 2179 2155 2157 2174 2174 2152 2080 2079 2081 2084 2157 2154 2156 2161 Weather ARKANSAS - Increasing cloudiness this afternoon and tonight. Freezing temperatures In southeast portion tonight, Sunday, cloudy and warmer. Occasional rain in south portion. Blythevillc had the coldest weather of the season overnight when the official thermometer fell to 14 degrees. With the colder weather heavy, frost. was a Program for the colorful occasion has been completed which will be highlighted by presentation of tlic blue and itrcen achievement flaff by Brig. Gen. Wilmot A. Danielson, commanding general, Memphis Army Service Forces Depot. He will tpcak briefly on the im- r-irlnnce of processed foods to the armed forces. Car) Hinlon. district represents live of Ihe WFA's Office of Distribution in Little Rock, will present 80 men and women of the plant with "A" achievement lapel pins. These emblematic pins siff- nify individual contribution each employe has made toward winning the coveted award. Frank C. Douglas, president of the Chamber of Commerce In 1928 when Ihe factory was established with him as one of the di- serve as- master ol Halcigh Sylvester, general nian- iger, has been chosen to imkc the acceptance speech for employes of ihe factory, In his brief Ulk. he will Icll of the Interest taken by the men ..nil women of the plant, whose record in processlne limn beans, sweet peas, crowder peps, black eyed peas, Alaska pens, mustard greens, turnip firccns, spinach and soybeans during 1943 lo supply urgent needs of tlie armed forces and 'civilians, -- """ "^»v..^. progrnm will be held lectors, will ceremonies. I'tiumd, me program win oc ncjfl nn-'i hyiviuus unaer contract, vo [ In the open, but If not, the large cllrc the camp here last Summer, warehouse will be u.sed as nn auditorium. With a number of Invitation. sent out, Ihe public aLso l.s iuvitc<! lo attend, it wa.s announced. In winning thts award, Blythevillc Canning Company was the only vegetable cannery In the area embracing 12 slates. Including Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Louisiana, which received the award, desplle n large number participating. Every food processing plant, large or small, seasonal or year- round was elidible to compete for this award with standards lo be met comparable with those required for the Army-Navy "E" with each award paramount, in lt,v own field. Outstanding among these requirements were efficient utilization of existing facilities for wartime production, ingenuity and cooperation with the government In developing and productiie war food products: cooperation with the Intent.-, snd purposes of the foot! purchase programs; management-labor rrfn- tlons, Including avoidance of slop- pages; training of additional labor forces; low records of absenteeism; accident prevention, and lirallh mid sanitation. MOSCOW, Pee. 2 (U.I'.)-The'official Uiissmii Koveni- iioiit iiew.simpcr Iy,vestln cliargos (hut .lannnese HIICCCBHUH in .China arc caimcd by CluniKkiiiK's refusal tr> codtMnto with Chinese Comimmisls. In an .extremely outspoken Klalumuiil, IxvcsUa lias tlc- iicmiiccd what it calls "reactionaries ami. ciipitulatloiiiaU" n-the Chinese government and'high' command. The Soviet paper says the Interst to-shuffling of the Chinese cahinct tloesnl mean a thing .so long.ns Generalissimo Chiimg-Km- shoks regime continue* il.s present "disastrous policies." And what hvoHtia tncana by that of course, is Chungking's listrust.of the Chinm- Communist'Army.'The Communists have a regular army of about a half a million in addition to II j"v "» "uviti'a nun u imiliuil 111 Ut people's volimteur. force of .roughly two'millions Hut whether the reasons Riven *—~ — the RUssl«ns are correct or Japanese certainly xeciiilo lie- IS'i | CL j ' i^^s 1111 ^ :'»^; jA immel, jnort Will Hot Face Court Martial WASHINGTON, Due. 2 (Ul>> — , order 'Includes ||i u > licnrlqi'uirtcra of the United States -14th. Air Force at Kunming. The embassy- also warns (tint American civilians mils' evacuate western Kwmigsl and eastern Kwclchow or face capture by the fast moving Japanese'. : ' The .,'»"« 'rcisorts.iUy hnyc classed Ihe south border 'of Kwplchow and nvnnccd northwivul to a point-some 250 , nille.s. south of Chungking, While the -Japs Immediate objective' Is the- capital 'of Kwelcliow pro-' vlnci!, Tokyo nUllo Xriy.s 'tbo operation * offers a'-sqrlp'ua threat ' to Chupgklng: '•• • ' ' " • '. • ' • ' •' • . ' There' 'Is one bright, spot In the' Chinese '.picture today, however;- arid ' ' . , that's. In 1 the Burma' CIU;-, . -, ncso lioopS'.have captured f « Uowii Just 17 'miles norlheast of the Burma /ronller. •' ; 250 Arrive At Camp Full Quota Of 600 At Local Compound Will Aid Farmers Tlie BlytheVllle. Germnii prisoner of war camp how has its rjuotn of Prisoners with'irrl^l df about JM prisoners during the piist ecvcra'l (lays. ' ; - *.-..' -The approximately 600 prisoners will be working in the fickle and compresses of Ihls section,yithln n short time,' It wns announced by Cnpt. Kenneth Coftrnan, commanding officer. ' Prisoners who work In Ihc'cottoz. fields will pull 200 pounds of cotton dully for their quota of labor Instead of. 100 .pounds as was their quota for picked cotton. Tills Is because pulled colton weighs more nnd can be pulled much faster, than picked, It was points out. With the large amount of cottoi left in the field when cold woathe. arrived, much of Ihls year's crop will be pulled, instead of picked and because ninny women and children do not pick during cold weather, the prisoners are badly needed to gather the crop, It was said. With the exception of 40 prisoners, who arc allocated to the compresses for labor, the rcmalnd6r wl! go to those farmers who leaset their services under contract to se comnmiulcrs Enemy Thwarts Hard-Fighting Seventh Army s .Had Sought To Grab Spans Across Swift-Moving River PARIS, Dec 2 (UP)-Gencra'l tkeuliowers titanic five-day campaign to end, turope's war this winter hns'pald'lU titst cteai-cut tmlileml \-f\ -' 1\w Nazis have' retired behind the niilne lrre\ocably on the southern end of the front by blowing 1 up three bridges crossing that tuibulenl rl\cr at Strasbourg Gcminii demolition of the three Mian-s was Tint discovered when a heavy fog over the river/ lifted 'to show gups blown In the twisted .scaired bridge's The explosloas Hint did the job wero confused mteidav, with heavy shelling on , both sides of the Rhine The news, wus a bitter blow to ,. .., Harbor no longer face he throfit of, court, martial. Offl- ;lalu say there Is no reason for try- Ing Admiral Ktmmcl and General Short for the part they plajcd In I within 1«« ihnrTinnTr . ""? •,'" tlicI'earl Harbor disaster iwruim ess than 300 jnids of the Weil cntly the full"ton a,'*™™*™" tllc """«« Creep- Bveivis on Dec. 7, 1941 won't bo 10- ! jorwnni in desperate hand-lo- venled : unlit after the vur, unlois , , combnt ' cvea b!lttlm s f "»» - " • • o« Ignlon """" fo '9°'" °f sprawling apart- inuBuuuii ......I hn.Mn,, ,„ . „. . Congress.'calls an iiivcu'tlgnlU.. Ami observers In Washington llilnk this -Unlikely. !' homes In eastern stras- bourn. the Allied Uoops were bearing on the spans by c.impa&s ' Both Klmmel and Short contend illB on tllc s l' all? by c.impass hey should not be blamed for the I Hcnv > f °B shrouded thcli objec )nir. ijncnk nll/iclr. Anri imii, „,,,. i lives. ' but 1 Iliov fnlt si,™ ih a »: both' say . :hey will be vindicated when the full .story j In told. Arkansas Briefs STUTTGART—Aviation' l Oadet Alex >Vlt'koT(oli, 2tje,ifo?rt soil at Mr.V^ila 'Mril dapa >\f,l\- kovlch of, Iiiillahniiolls, Jnj., ,ms killed' when... his twill-engine Irulnlnj jilane. loll ncai Moro, Ark;,' yMterd*y. Cartel Wllkovlch was on' a routine training flight from -the'' Hlutlgart Army Air Field. , MTTI.E ROCK-Conmilssloncr J. Dpn.ld Dunn of the Office of Price Admlnislralloii regional offices In Dallas has suspended ra- Uon.i for the L. M. Nast Service Station', Batwvlllc, for Hie duration. The klMlon was cbargcil Wjth gasoline shortage. LITTLE ROCK— Tlic Arkin<us UHIIes 'Commiss 'Commission has apprnv •4 tho »«>Ji<atlon of the Boono Comity Telephone Company lo buy . a Mil line from Bcllcfonfc to Harrbon from ,lhe Bfllt-fonlc Telephone Compan> . CAMUEN— Dlslrlct Kent Ail- mlnlslralor R. K. Mllwee of Ml- tic Hock has Appointed A. .1. Jenkins as ana rent director for the Camden area. Registration of all rental property in Calhoun and Ouachlta counties will close Dec. 15. . The cnnip, loralcd n short distance north from the west end of Chickasawba avenue, has been winterized with accommodations now suitable for taking care' of the prisoners throughout the An effort will he made to keep them here until the war ends so as to have them available for farm work In the Spring. Prisoners which arrived this week were captured only a short lime ago as our troops battle on deeper Into Germany. Sweat Services Will Be Held Here Tomorrow Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon for ivfrs. Louise Conley Sweat, formerly of Blytheville and wife of William Sweat of Cocoran, Calif., who died Tuesday nt that place. She was 39. Services will be held at 2 o'clock at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev. J. W. Scott, pastor of Clear Lake Baptist church, with burial' at Klmwood Cemetery. Among her relatives Is a brother, Sterling Conley of BlytlievlUc. , Mobile Woman Given Sentence For Kidnaping MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 2 (UP.)— A 35-ycsir-old wife of a shipyard worker, Mr«. Eulean Jenkins, Is lacing a six year federal sentence for. kidnaping 9 three-year-old child In Meridian, Mli>s., last Oc- lobcr. • Mrs. Jenkins has been sentenced by Federal Judge John McDufflc. First pleading guilty, she later changed her plea to notocontendre. Mrs. Jenkins was charged with taking the baby of Sergeant and Mrs. William R. Laws at Meridian. Agents of the FBI arrested her as she stepped off the bus in Mobile. Unharmed, the child was returned to Its parents. '•' 166 N. Y:;Stocks A T & Hi .!;.-....; Amcr Tobsico .:»' , Anaconda 'Copper i. 28 1-8 Beth steel 62 Chrysler-'..; 89 Gen Electric 383-4 Gen Motors 62 3-8 Montgomery Ward 52 1-3 N Y Central 19 1-8 Int Harvester 773-4 North Am Aviation 81-8 Republic Steel 18 Radio 10 1-4 Socony Vacuum 13 Studebakcr 181-8 Standard of N J 54 1-2 Texas Corp 48 1-8 Packard 53-8 U S Bleel 57 1-4 Chicago Rye open high low close nee.. novi no's loss 108^ 100 May . 110. 110% 1091S 109'/i 110 lives, . but< llioy felt sure they'd reach them In time Destruction Revealed Hut late this afteinoon the sun broke, the clouds of fog hiding the tildgcs,to repeal llial'Najls on ,the other side of the structures had taken the final destructive stco rforetfrtWKswift-'moving "sWift;" the Watch on the Rhine had started In, grom earnest. Mt-antlm'e, to the north, three American,' armies have , mounted General JEisoiihower's fjrst full- fledged threat fo the Indiutilal heart of Germany. The Ninth Army liolrls a 15-mile wide 'jump off" position for Its expected assault on the rich Roei Vnlley. Tile Third Army. Is striving lo plunge- 'Into Germany's vital &oai Valley from a ten mile liiidjjelicnd . on the west bank of the Saur river. And between these two, tlie Army has pushed out, a fivc-mlle-wldc battering ram at Cologne. General Slmpion's Ninth Army advanced through clinging mini, hip deep In places, to batter 'its way into Llnntch, the' Ro'er river hub city. That city's German'- garrison Is now engaged in .bitter itreet fighting with American }ij- Fantryiiicn,: wielding tommy/guns, bayonets, grenades and flamethrowers. Big Defense Anchor Llnnlnh Is- the largest German lown still in Nazi hands on the west bank of the Rtier river and !i(is served as a defense anchor for Ihe Germans. General Hodges 1 First'Army has 1 but by-passed another big Roer river town, Durcn, only 20 niiles southwest'of Cologne. The, Paris radio claims Allied troops' have entered Duren; but this report appears, premature. Latest official reports place American troops three miles from Duren. , :*-,General Patton's Third Army not only has steadily expanded it.s grip on the Saar river but has driven tD^withln two miles of Saarlauterri; twin city.' to i ihe industrial stronghold of Saarbruckcn. Civilians fleeing The Nazis on the,other side of that pertldus Saar river seem to be dubious about their ability to hold the stream's east bank.' At least Allied pilots flying over', the Saar basin report hordes of German civilians clogging roads in a cumbersome retreat into the interior. ' • One pilot, says the milling, dust- laden caravans In the. Saar. basin remind him of newsrecls of the retreat of the French civilians in 1940. .' . " . The French First Army, down on the southern end of our long front, Is engaged In tightening the noose on German .troops meshed in the Vosges Mountains. While our ground . troops forge ahead, American and British airmen are droning over the fronts In clearing weather to dive-bomb concentrations; of; German tanks and infantry.*- . ' : ' : Allied Supreme Headquarters also announces,that Mosquito bombers hit the": southern Rhlneland kingpin city of Karlsruhe with two-ton block busters last night. Karlsruhe is; the major: rail and oupply base for nwst of the Oerman forces faclngfcthe' ;Amcricati Thiid and Seventh mid the Fiench First armies,

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