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VOL. XL1—NO. 221 Neve Blythertlle Courier .1108 .DOM1NAOTJKWSPAPKR LE COURIIR NEWS 3l*APKH OP wriH'l'Htf A(i'r A<jL/Akra*n *».,*•* „«.,„,.,_. ...... " r^^ BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader AKKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MIHBOUIU Presentation Of A'Award Is Made Today General Dahielson Praises Efforts Of Canning Plant Here Three years ago today, a Jap licet was steaming eastward across the wide Pacific to strike in a sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor. Of all the work done since that day toward winning the war, the Blytheville Canning Company has played an important role. For this work, the cannery and. Its- 80 men and women; employes 'were 'presented highest: ranking awards when the plant this afternoon received the "A" achievement award of .the War I'ood Administration and employes, the "A" award pins. Following a colorful ceremony attended by high-ranking, military personnel, civilians and workers, the blue and green "A" flag flies from its staff at the factory on South Fourth street. Scouts Uaise Flag It was raised by Boy Scouts and unfurled as the .Blytheville Army Air Field band playsii military music after a brief program highlighted with an address by Brig. Gen Wilmot A. Danielson, Memphis Army Services Depot. Frank C. Douglas, president of the Chamber of Commerce when Ihe canning factory was established here 1G years ago, served as master of ceremonies. Guests at the presentation cere- mony'were given a first-hand opportunity to view this modern factory which exceeded other food canneries in 12 states to win the War Food Administration Achievement award, equivalent to the Army- Navy "E" award. ^ Program Held Indoors The program was held inside the factory, wilh its modern equipment as a background, and its employes near the implements they had uset lo convert fresh vegetables into processed foods carried to all parts of the world where the Allies have fighting forces. A visit to all departments followed the ceremonies. How the home front is making it possible to strike the enemy with modern machines so efficient for , deslruclioii and killing, was pointed out by General Dahielson as he toll of .the necessity of food to win tin war. . ' ... ': .'• ; . 'This': food for bur fighting ope.r afors must : gd through,pipelines ex - tending for 60,000. miles or'more. ^"Our admirals and generals cur ' not handle this food on a day-to day n'asis. In order, to''make sure ou armed 'forces have 1 enough fbod a the right- place and at the right time, we must keep mountains in our warehouses." ; Lauds Achievements In making the presentation, Gen eral Danielson said, "This institu lion- of the tin can; is, through 'you efforts, 'a major factor in winnin this world war-and' this can riot be praised : too much. Yoii here'.in: the .Blytheville Ca'tinihg Company" wh have done this work in. a superio manner are entitled to .the highes praise and your government ha sent me here today to see that yo receive it. "This is in the nature of the Con gressional Medal .that is given t_ that fighting GI VVhb has risked his life that freedom might be the heri tage of the American of tomorrow Each of you have earned the highes recognition possible from your gov crnment, the War Food Admlnis tratioh Achievement "A" award. I is wilh deep satisfaction that I ca present this, not merely because outstanding individual effort, bi. because of the splendid team work a tribute to the united efforts o everyone here." { E. R. Lancashire, vice prcsiden of the Blytheville Canning Com pany, accepted the award from Gen eral Danielson. Workers Receive Pins Individual "A" pins were present cd by Carl Hinton of Little Rock district representative of War Foo Administration. "We are not trying to feed th world—we arc delivering strategi quantities of.food wherever it ca save American lives, shorten the vva and help other people to help them selves. The victories in Kussia,"Afrl ca, Italy and the Pacific are due i no small part to the extra punc supplied by American food," he said Pointing out that every worke who has a part in producing, pro ccssing and distributing food i -- helping shorten the road to victory, he repeated the message, on the cards presented with the award. This message from President Roosevelt read: "Food is a decisive weapon of war. Victory depends as much on our ability lo produce food as on our ability to manufacture guns, planes and ships. Our army of farmers nnd processors arc fighting nn important battle on the food front. Working diligently and skill, fully, they are speeding this nation ' and our allies on lo victory. " Manager Accepts Pins Raleigh Sylvester, manager of the lactory, accepted the pins distributed to the individual workers cm- ployed there during the past-year when the record was made to win the award. The Uev. S. B. Wilford, pastor of First Methodist Church, said the invocation to open the program at 1 o'clock before the military band played "America." Honored guests Included: Fred C. Bush of Dandridge, Tenn., who recently purchased the plant; Lieut. Fred G. Christensen, of Memphis Army Services Depot; Frank Klm- niell, of Chicago Quartermaster JSLYTMBVILLK. ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, DKCKMBKK 5, 19 M Solidity Of Marriage Licenses ssued By Justices Questioned Hundreds of couples marrieU in Mississippi County dur- .the past several .rears may not hold valid marriage cerjses because they obtained their licenses from>tho jus- ices of peace performing; the ceremony instead'''of from he county court clerk, according, to an opinion 'rendered' y Oscar L. hllis, assistant attorney general of 'Arkansas, ho^isaid the otfice of the attorney general was' ; o'f« : the inion that such procedure is : not legal. ' ><•• Despite the legal opinion, (hls»- i • . . .... .. nich-discussed practice' in Ihls oimty w,iU not be discontinued at 3scegla, it was announced by T. W. Cotter, County Court Clerk, but •Hss : Elizabeth Blythe, deputy In hartfe of the BlythevUle office, said odaji that she discontinued the jracticc about a month ago after he learned of general criticism. Mr; Potter told the Courier News otiaji he believed it legal to allow a ustice of peace to take signed blank narrjage licenses to lib home in irdej that the officiating person oulcj issue tile license, instead of disturbing the clerk. "In giving the blank licenses to he clerk, I have made him a deputy and a deputy can -Issue mar'iage: licenses", Mr. Potter 'said.'. • ' As'jCou'nty Court Clerk, Mr.'Pot - er is liable for methods employed n Ms office but .whether'h'e will ask ;ihat the blank licenses be placed in the hands' of'a 'Justice/ of peace in Blythevilb,-since h'Ls'dep- uty here has taken theni up, was ;ot disclosed. '. .. '•'•.••'•. ; ! Practice CrUiciWd ' ' ; Criticism of the- practice recent- y became a widely dlscussett mal- Ju BlythevUle with some local mfrx'K rmnnlti ' ln n «rlr\L«n/ n _ *Vii« attorneys openly >ractice'. ng' the Tljis'led to Virgil .Greene, attor- icjv seeking an' opinion from pf- tcci'of the slate attorney general! Mf. Greene, like numerous other attorneys, does not believe it is legal to have the county court clerk's, offide sign blank licenses and. put :lieijt into hands of the. justices of peace who Issue them lo those who Jesife to marry, he said, in : ins let-' tcr to the attorney- general,', who concurred with him. '• ,'•••' ' Miss Blyihc said today 'that no justices of peace In the'Chlckasaw- ba district now are' issuing' licenses and that all licenses inust'be sued at the office of. the 'Cot County Court clerk Jn Blytheville. . ,Mrs. Annabel Bryant Fill, whose term as an appointed, justice ; of peace expires, Jan. • j, had- been'- isV suing the licensessat" night 'aruL-pn weekends .until Miss Blytho decidV ed to abandon trie practice'. 1 • ' Long Custom at- Osceoia'. Mr.. Potter ; said that, r ,Maeist'rat<i W. -p. Hale of 'ascepiaVlssileavU-'- suited In a rule : being passed -that no licenses were to be Issued to any man stationed , there unless he had a statement from his company commander showing he was unmarried. This rule has been "honored" at the Blyllievillc and Osceoin offices, It was said. Question or'legality of such marriages already hnii entered Inlo several divorce annulment suits filed. •: In discussing.the practice, one attorney said "If this is not stopped, Blytheville some day will be Joltcc to Its foundations by some scandal which might, have been averted Numerous marriages never , woulc have, occurred .if persons Issuing 1|. censes -were'' more' conservative." VAnotber points 'out'that legal ac- ,trpns may have Id be.' taken In many yjears to come, regarding dl- .yorc.es, Inheritances•• and the like because,'of this' practice. • r It Is - the 'concensus of many thai If ^Mississippi-County will take Ihe first.'step toward refusing lo issue ..licenses to those.who seek to nvoid the.laws of .their own states, and that if licenses were Issued onh during office hours by the clerk or regular .deputies,, that a service lo the county . will • be rendered., .-''., .Others Might'Follow ' . .Tlii's might be the beginning o olher 'border 1 lowiis liv Arkansas -taking'similar'Steps'and might aid .in securing passage of stricter marriage and divorce laws In the slate it'was pointed out. ."Because' Arkansas Is the on! 1 state left in a large group which within the, past several years, ha passe^j more strict marriage ant divorce -laws, this "business" I coming here but It Is tile poores kind of business m the world and Is. hurting BlythevUle already " ai official pointed out. : 'Whether it'Ls considered illcga for. a clerk to, issue a'licease aftc office'hours wis. not known her but this also might be illegal in th opinion-of".the attorney general' office, it was pointed out.'. Miss;Blythe said 'today.sho plan ned. iti: the future only: to'issue 11 <•"•"*• during- of flee 'hours: - cerews for.; htm ' at : VtSghffyind -'on weekends In a 'pra'ctice"whicK''ha'd .. _on : at. . n . u .m,ber .of years;. He" 'said, he considered 'Mr, ; Hale' 'his' WpUry' r 'Jor that work.;;.;:.. V;' : :,'.3':'i '-:" -".i It. was said, ~he>e. the , 'pr'a.cUce: started about 'two: years" .' ago ' after Blytheville: Army' Air 'Field was es-' tablfshed land adja'ce'rit states pass-' ed stricter marriage' law's ! /> which' made couples flock to' border towns: of Arkansas. --••-••- . That Mississippi . County; "fast, v'ii' establishing a reputation'.: for" 'its marriage and: divorce •'business : is' Kenerdlly: known:!; •.!:';:j J."-.J,'::;'-.'.'-' ' . . , A ,clje'ck : . ;- h as ,• !:f eve ale cB. tti'a t ; two' years ago theie , !we?e i less' i IrfSri' 1'po licenses issued monthly, during the Pall season. from tIie'BIylheviHe : 6f- fice and approximately one-half that many fice. from . the . Oseeola • of"' ' ' License Biisinfss.Bfljiiitts, !'f ^ Tliere were 245 issued ier* ih October and no during- November' at Osceoia with approximately' the number issued monthly. —'- v. .: '.'.;. • In condemning the practice, •sev'- eral local 'attorneys, pointed : out that they were -probably'ta'klng business away from themselves because annulments and divorces often follow these hasty marriages but that they preferred not to have. Blytheville to continue 'gaining a bad reputation for the practices here. In condoning the practice. -Mri Potter said it was done as accommodation by the County Court Clerk's office to people wanting, to wed. ....--•? Pointing out that more than one- half of the marriages in Mississippi County now. are perform 5 d "hastily" with persons going to homes of justices of peace', many people believe that stopping the practice of making licenses easy to obtain would help prevent marriages often later regretted. The situation became much worse immediately following establishment, of the air base here with numerous soldiers marrying girls here late at night and sometimes while intoxicated, it was claimed.', In some cases, the "bridegroom' later admitted he alreadywas married '« some one living. elsewhere or lhat he was drunk and did not remember obtaining the license 'or having the ceremony "per formed. Army Stalement Required " Such cases, when called lo a tent Ion of officials at the field, re- Corps; E. F. Franks ot Little Rock, program assistane of War Food Administration; Henry Hlcl« of Memphis, representative of. Associated Seed Growers; J..R. Queen of Lex* Ington, Ky, food broker; Earl Rosen of St. Louis, food-broker. ' . Of the 12 original directors, these today shared on this occasion They were Jesse Taybr, A. G Little, C. W. Afflick, Charles S. Lemons apd J. Mell Brooks. Mr.' Douglas also was a director'as was B. A. Lynch who is out of'the city. E. A. Stacy was 4' .'honorary guest as representing the producers who furnish -•-••••- r cannery. Selected as the only' vegetable canning In the Southwest to receive this award,to.da,te, tins fao- lory won over plants in .12 states- including' Texas, Oklahoma; Colo- Senate To Act )n Nominations Of White House Opposition Expected On Senate Floor In Department Overhaul WASHINGTON, Doc. 5 (UP) — ^resident Roosevelt's four selection.'! 'or the Stnle DC part incut's new il«h command have won the 1 first •omul In the campaign for'sjmnte ipproval. but trouble, and plenty of t, may'lie ahead. The Foreign relations committee of the upper house hns gtvcn.'the nod to nil fou r of the White House nominees. But the committee's np- [irovnl \vns not exactly whole hearted. :,? Only Joseph Grciv's nfimo passed through life group wttliout comment, crew's noiiiliintlon lo be undersecretary was endorsed unanimously. Four Oppose The White House choice of Wli- llnm. Clayton as nsslslnnt secreta'rj (hew one vote of dissent. And fom vples were cost against Archibalt MacLelsh. Coinmlttee members also reported thai there was what they called "some discussion" of the President's designation af Nelsoi Rockefeller us the third assistant. Nonetheless, llic four nominations iciw arc on their way to the senate for final approval. It's on the senate floor that tin fireworks arc expected. Sevcra committee members passed the fou men's names only with the under standing that they linvo the'rlgli to oppose them in tho final round which may be healed. The committee passed another o the President's suggestions withoii comment, the bill crcaling two ne« assistant secretary posts In tli State Department.' And It Is un ilcrslood that those posts will b filled by James Dunn, tho chief o the department's European divisioi and Brigadier General Jullu Holmes, the civil nffalrs director 01 Eisenhower's staff. Other Chantrcs Coming .The President's overhaul of th State.Department ..probably is b no means complete. Mr. Koo'sevc! has promised that other • appoint mcnts will be made In the near'fu- ture. , •• * : The chief executive has come out with;, another promise today, a pledge to the 100 million liberated peoples of Europe. ,Iir his : first re-: , < . ' t SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 1350 Warplanes Assaulf Daylight; Loses Heavily • . . ' „ ' ^,, Street Battles Rage In Athens Despite Warning Churchill Promises To Enforce Order Between Factions ATHENS', Dec. 5 (up>—open civil ivnr was /luring up in Greece this afternoon. Pitched tattles hnve brdkcn out In the streets of Athens .between the ELAS, Ihe loft-wins jnll'ttnry organization; and the right wine RDRS. The ELAS have 'Stormed a police biu-rncks in the.heart.of the capital and the EDES hnve barricaded themselves in the Metropolis Hotel and,we're showering bullets and gic- nndes'on'ELAS demonstrators. Both sides linvo cut loose with mortar-fire despite Prime MlnlKtei Churchill's pledge lo nse British troops In the maintenance of law and order. Churchill . told Commons todny that the Allies are trylni! In sto] the. civil vwir In Greece mid give aid In desperate economic and financial problems. He said the constituted government must be supporl- WAR ANALYSIS Rival Greek Factions,Wage Political War By DAVID WKKKS 1/iilttU Prm Slarr Writtr The political slrlfp' now raging In Greece is a hiurgcYLr of condlllons Hint date be>6nd the period of rjir- man occupation. ' Tha nuiln ksue, although fogged by a whole -sCrks of Uuigcnl blck^ crlngs, 6\olvcs. fiuout one ovir-aH theme, the kind of Bovornmcnt that wHL-'cmergo In.'Clrccce.' , I'rlmo ^Minister, Oh'urctitl| charged' todny that the left wing faction In Greece is trjlnfc to Inipow Ijj tlo- lence, a .Communist dictatorship without the people being nblo lo express their wishes. He '(livthelf .felinil- ged Uiat- : (heji > 'rfi-'trying/ta dd,-jt with lommjBuh') i>ro\ldud bj tho British to be used agnlnst the Germans. ". Britain Is supporting- tlie' present government of Picmtoi Papandrcou. and .Chuiohlll has annotmccd tluit Urltlsli.tropiis wl|l oxcit their weight of arms to restore order UoughH tho position of Britain Is (tint tho Papandrcon government should riK innln l.n ))6wor ^inte it wns tlie cs- .. tubllshod and reco(jplza<i govorn- cd until the Greek people have had' mcnt-ln-exilo, uiuMl the Greek peo- a chance to express their prefer- I>1° express tholi cholco by vnt« i May Hate Hcsljncd However the deiclopment''! of the encc for a monarchy of republic In a general election. But Churchill addcd : thal Greece cannot be helped successfully If tommy guns provided for use against the Nazis arc used In ah.atlcmpt to Impose n Communist dictatorship on the country. ; Even as he spoke, .Athens.. dispatches reported the,'leftists were demanding an Immediate regency. In addition, Premier Papandrcou, . on the work'of the 1 United has offered his resignation, but King Nations Relief and'RehabilitationJ aeor B c has refused IP accept it. Quarantine- Ordered Iri ?ffbrt r To Avert Borer Infestation ^'Arkansas'-has:" started enforcement of, a.quarantine against ship- rnents ,ot- ear. corn from 1 Missouri Illinois,-' Kentucky and" Iowa In a spread.of'the European corn borer Into 'this slate. - s'Paul Miller, chief inspector, state plant board .at Little Rock, has ifi- ttructed Curiis J.-. LUticV inspector ?'C t! ?e .:Ar.kan5as-Mlssouri state line,.'Jo tum.-'ba'ck, all ear com sMpments~ from.these slates where Infestation of . th'e borer has been reported. ..' , l •.-.-. , . . . which arc brought into -the state 'in -violation of sta.te quarantines-are--subject to confiscation, .and the person distributing them' is subject to prosecution for a'misdemeanor, but in most cases I think that, all that will be necessary will be to turn back this corn and explain 'that, it is unlawful to bring it Into Arkansas," Mr. Miller explained in his instructions to the local -inspector; , : The quarantine was put into effect Saturday,. Major Little told the ''Courier Mews today, adding that he' has been busy writing and calling 1 parlies who are hauling corn from Illinois and Missouri, telling them of.the quarantine, in order .to save them as much trouble as possible. Loads of com in interstate shipment' are not affected by tlie quarantine order, it was pointed out, nor does the ban affect shipments of shelled Or processed corn. This is because llic corn borer affects, the cob and' hot the grain fUeJf .••-.. ..-••'• . As a result of the order, about 6000. bushels of- car com which hair been crossing the state line here, each day-for Arkansas delivery will nolbe; 'allowed lo enter Ulp state,' although about the same amount daily consigned -Ho the. state of' Mississippi will be 4llowe(i ; to pass''through Arkansas.' Harvey Lynn Morris Win: Rank Of Quartermaster Harvey Lynn Mbrris, son of'Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morris of Blylhc- vtlle, . recently 'has -been made a quartermaster in the Coast Guard, according to Information received by his parents. " In service for the past two years, Mr. Morris now fs stationed on a boat doing convoy duty In the Atlantic guarding the approaches to the Caribbean Sea. In attaining this rank, where his duties are those ot a navigator, Mr. Morris attended a signalman's, school In New York for several months. . Records show and of that Boston con- to the war bond Itli the Wai- Administration, .Ihe. President aid >.to help- the" •'War.-torrr.snreas through the winter is forthcoming'. Mr. Roosevelt painted a somber picture of conditions on -Europe's erstwhile, battlefields. Said the President: "All the .-world owes R debt to the heroic people who fought the Nazis from*the beginning." And-the paymentr.of that debt, a gigantic UNRRA relief pro-, gram, already Is under way. . The President say's a world-wide staff of 1700 field workers Is fcndy for action. And though trie liberated peoples will produce over 30 per cent of their own fond a.nd cloth- Ing for the coming winter, UNRRA will swing the balance, the supul'ji that arc needed lo prevent famine and disease from taking mllllku of lives. ••. - : . • * Back on 'Capitol Hill, the.'lower house has swung into the afternoon session by passing a bill to increase the government compensation paid to u'lrtows and orphans of the First World War. The bill now is : oii Its way to the While House. Ministers Hold i Annual Election R. S. Baird To Serve Ministerial Affiance As 1945 President Tlie Rev. R. s. Baird, pastor of Fn-it Christian Church, will serve as president of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance during Ilia 1 coming year, succeeding the Rev. S. H. Wilford, pastor of First Metlj.-Jdist Church, who has served i" that capacity during the past year. Election of officers for the nr- ganiEatlon was held , yesterday morning when eight members of the Alliance met in tho pastor's Etltdy at I'ir.st Methodist Church. Olher olficcrs who will serve wilh the Rev. Mr. Baird arc the Rev. Harvey T. Kidd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, vice president, and the Rev, Bates Sturdy, paslor of Lake Street Methodist Church, secretary and treasurer. The devotional period of the meeting was lu charge of the Uev. Mr. Wilford. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open . 2171 . 2169 2150 2081 2157 high 2180 2178 2158 2082 2161 low 2170 2169 2150 2078 2155 close pr.cl. 2180 2175 2172 2155 2031 2162 2178 2158 2083 2167 Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. 166% 167-)i 166% 16754 167 163U 163?; 16314 163?i lG3'i Dec. May Chicago Rye ; ..• open May '. losilj low close pr.cl. - An •ptncl;J j .pol|cy.,,towards .liberated • govc'niirienU''by-'the • United States stale/department today' tins been interpreted as applying to Greece. - > ' -.,.'•• Seemingly far different from Brit-' Ish policy,' the statement said lib-- erntcd .peoples would be permitted to work out their own problems of government. The statement also- said tlie cabinet crisis In Italy Is purely ar.'Itallan affaif; which should be'settled by Italians without outside Interference. " Manila Woman Dies Yesterday Rites Tomorrow For Miss Annie L David At Manila Church <1 ' • • . . MANILA, Ark., Dec. 5—Miss Annie Lee David, member of a. well known western Mississippi County family, died yesterday afternoon at a Little Rock hospital. She was 38. Suffering n, stroke last March, sho had been in the hospital since lhat time with her condition long icrlous. ' ' Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee David of Manila, she was sister of Eddie B. David of Blytheville. Born In West Tennessee, she moved with'her parenl.s to Manila when ft baby. She attended school hero and was graduated from Arkansas State College, Joncsboro. For a number of years a teacher In schools of this section, she was n member of the Manila faculty when stricken. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Manila Baptist Church, by the Rev. W. If. Horn, the Rev. O. M. Campbell and the Rev. F. M. Sweet. Burial will be at Manila Ccmclery. Thompson Funeral Home Is in charge. Atlanta Compositors Still On Strike Today ATLANTA, Ga.. Dec. 5 (U.P.)— The labor problems of tho two Atlanta newspapers are continuing today. Compasllors of both the Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constilhtlon are still of the Job. Meanwhile Ihe editions of both papers, are hilling the. streets on time. However, they arc clipped lo four pages and are made up by n photoengraving process. Livestock past few da>b indicate ttmt the Ipnp- andreou government , ma.y not lie able, to suivlvc long In laqt, there have been unconfirmed reports thrft he already has resigned Papnn- drcou hns los^ the sttpiioVt of jhi. /pit wing nnd sK ot the seven left wing members of \>lt, cabinet hart: resigned ' ' f 'Some, light can l)f thrown on the cloudy, situation by a chtijibtogy ot the,6ycnli, in Checco lemilnt up to toddy; ^ ' -/Bofore the wir, Oreec* was ruled, by a monaichlit dlptntorfihlp Undai the. lnlp_Piqmlcr MctRXlh,,liiej nmn W'liq bi.ica saftt that a hid' prcis is a- .luxury which Greece Vduld nrf{ . afford. ; Then the Ntol hordes swept,Mown on Greece antl the peppje siibmei cd their poHJfca! differences i In wave of united opposition to"t(ielr conquerors Those who sluyfcd it home a do p Jed passive ,j>« [stance against their overlords refdseti to work for them and suffered untold hardships. .. Olhcrb took to the mountains and conducted guerrilla warfare But before long political differences split the guerrillas Into (hrei main groups the so-called EAM the EDES. ahd the less imporUint EKKA Ail continued lo right tho Germans but .they were spill among themselves .The EAM was by, for the largest group, a jlbera) coalition wjlji le Industrial Targets Pounded By Fleet Of forts And Libs , PAKIS, Doc 5 (Ul'.ii-Arneilcau airijoneV cut through to the \o\y haul ol NH/I Geimaiiy today,'^he-target was tho |tmg of Uu-Bots, Boilln/ i.uded ty. 3a>light for.the first time in so\e»a| \\oeks,' antf Uio'GerrrWmr force suffered herwily ti,\mg to defemi the NR/I capita) <• Moto limn fifiO Flying Ford esses' and Liberators hit rail freight yaicls ut Minister. Na?l Late Bulletins 'WITH 'v s 'WiiRn ARIM\, Frtiue, l) fo 5 (UP (-American lr<M>px n,t»1illahr<l a nep br|ilf;c- he»d a mile deep acr<*s Ihe Sa»r rlvrr south, of KutrUulem WITH V lHST ARMV, Qeripanj, 1H» S (XI P)— Amori- f»n ann«r«l forces lodoj- captured the vill^B at Rer(s(eln houihwml »f Haren «n4 IfVi than n mile Injrt) tht uppfr waters o( the Rocr • Vet 5 (UP) Trade ComniLsSliu . lod»V »h«t thr fommlvilon U convlnc-d there »re violations of trie federal Aotl-lru?t l^w« Jn t«nn«cllnn with HID current Ujurct xhort- opiiosltlon «as anticipated | ever Berlin, and some WO American planes went along asrcscort. lerrlfic dogflghU raged all over IhO skv apove both targets, but enemy Interception^ 1 was Iwtteit over Berlin < t Full re ports, on tlie 'sky battles* are not jet In, but tho first tabulations list 81 German planes bhot down In some easep as many & 100 German, planes rolled in against Individual American bomber groups .inrt (angled^ with our fighter lUadrotLS* , > The principal Urget of the Berlin raiders was a munitions and tank plant at Tegeli a Berlin i-ubuib But other Industrial tar- geU Inside 1 tho capital alsd were hit ITia U S btrntegld air force i announces that several objectives J wore utltalrjcd in spite of adverse weather t Apparently that' meansi thu^ 5,omc 0.1 t out; Tbqrnbcr* formations dropped their bomb loads W" IllJitl ntnpnt •* " ' North District Tops Bond Quota 1 Tot'ql Of $T,120,386 v Reached WUh^Some , ^ Gi'piupj Unrepotted _ Pat (on Pigs Deeper On the ground tatlleffonts, the American Third Arms under Genut,l Pallon IIBL deepened Hi Ijrcach In the Nazi Saar river line bejond Saarlautern , ' yflnk,' Irfant'ry' elements have plunged a mile and a, hall beyond tho burning 9lty '»nd are believed {q hava, rnade contact with the brwilng 8te?Jrled Llnel'defenses wliich are ten rhlles tl(lck ten miles o; torture This, whole be't Is studded vtlth dragofi'i,,teef)a ta,rtk traps,' Vt\dergipiuic\ ' County ha; 5 ... I its ,qi/oU In the SIx.thi.War ..... Drwe with, a mrtnboi of com- inlUpcs yet (0 mako theli final reports 'It W announced (qday by toy, Elch ^haintWri | .'Ffom.repoVt^ ah-eariy In total bond hales tqday stood at $1,120 380, far iji iteess of the $800000 quota ' T)ie first BlythevUle Lommlltoc to tfo ovpr, tlie top was reported today It *&(j the commltiec headed by Hnrvey Morris, circuit clerk, who . reported that every prospective doing much damage to It ly to the organization of Tito In Yugoslavia It had 'a. following of more than 40,000 reguJaV, and 100000 reserve guerrilla Wqop 1 ! The 'EDES or Greek NallorW Democratic Army was the ^t^nA largest, with an estimated' 10.000 followers It was a liberal group fail, with middle of the road leadership nnd with far less anti-royalist, jfeei'i ing than the EAM. The third 'arid smallest group, the EKKA had'roy- altst leadership ' "* The greatest clcnvage developed between the EAM with its military organization known as the- ELAS, nnd the other large faction, the EDES. As the hour of Greek' liberation from German control approached, the three elements ultimately lorm- cd a semblance of a truce in the so-enlled Lebanon charter, under which they agreed to end ilielr liv tcrnccine strife. The- EAM, hows ever, accepted It only with certain rcservallons concerning thc.cdntln- uance of Papandrcou as: premier.' This agreement broke down when Papandrcou ordered 11)6''' guerrilla forces lo disarm and disband., Prh- sumably, the EAM, the largest faction, was suspicious of allowing the- Papanotrcou government lo remain In tho.siddle after breaking up an organized opposition At any rale. that Is .the situation as it stands to- dny. 'Che present spectacle pC, Greeks fighting Greeks stems from Ihe, P-ipandreou order for We dis- arniiifg of the guerrilhs Tlie , leftists may 'riot 'represent the majority of Greeks, • but they certainly are Ihe organized irmjor- Hy. . ......... The British,' who have, the force of arms, arc sympathetic to tjio Papandrcou government,.' If f6r' lio' other reason than that it represents the established regime, to bridge ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YARDS-IWFA)—Livestock: Hogs 14,100 salable 13,000; lop 13.90; 180210 Ibs. 13.80-13.85; 140-160 Ibs. 12.5013.50; SOWS 13.35-13.50. Cattle 6,300 salable 6,000; calves 3,000 all salable; mixed yearlings & heifers 10-12,50; cows 7.25-10.15;.'Mar. canncrs and cutters 5-1; slaughter , the time until an. election can be" hold In Greece. Only time can tell. the result. N. 0. Cotton ' i.0*.l« 10954 ni!4 iM'-4 13,50. £le'ers 0.25-11; slaughter heifers 8. and fftidcr steers 8- May July Oct. Dec. open high .' 2119' 2183 . 2114 .2181 , 2154 SlfiO 2083 '2088 , 2165 21CO low*; close pr.c1: 2114' 2114 21.53 2081 2154 2183 2191 2160 2068 2101 2178 2176 2155 2082 bppd fiilyei- In the assigned tonl- tory Hud 'responded , All wq h(>d to'do was go Around and) make/oul th« blqnks and get the money Mr 'Mgrils siiid It seems (like everybody wants to buy «Ame,bonds and Is only nailing for sorrtconeHo come arpund ahd help them /nalte. out the forms noeessary tor the sale It takes a lltllo lime, *"'( tha.»s ,all land our boys over j— i_^ -_..,. . . ^ - more ginning the war ' 'tit Is'hoped that all committees will have their reports in before Saturday iilgh'1, those In charge o! the drive sold Commlltccs were requested to make full reports to the office of the Chamber of Commerce whore n complete record is being kept on the progress. Princeton Survivor Soon To Arrive Home On the.Carrier Princeton when it was,sunk by the Japanese Oct 24, Wllllnm K. Tnylor has arrived In the United Stiles ana will be 'home soon," ho wired his mother, Mrs..W. K. Taylor, 5U Broadway. Tho 19-yoar-old (ir.st class seaman apparently was one of the 400 survivors who arrived, at, SanDlcgo, Calif, this week Following the sinking of the Prlncelin off the, Philippine Islands, Mr Taylors family did not know, whet her he was dead or alive until a message from th<> N-wil Department, some llmo'Wer, told of his "wfety Recently, they received a letter, written Oct. 29. in which he said he was on another lx>a.t,an.d hoped to. be • In BljlhcvtllQ by Christmas. He."was last homo ;last 5>ecember. Mr. Taylor also has'two sisters, Mrs Mar> Eihe} Sirnmpns and Marlha Taylqr, here. N. Y. Stocks A T &. T imer TobJ^co , Anaconda. Copper, , Beth SlcOl , • Chrysler , Gen Electric. pen .Motors ,., Montgomery W»rd, h: Y: Central •. . Int. Harvested- , North Am- Aviation' Rcuubllf sie«l ,. , Rfldio . . . Bodony Vacuum , Studebaker Stwvdwd of N J . , . Texas Corp Packard 2150 V S'Steel J66 1-4 61 27 7-8 63 5-8 SO 5-8 38 3-4 63 3-4 52 3-8 19 3-t 19 9 19 10 1-4 :13 1-4 •18 5-8 64 5-8 48 1-4 5 1 8 53 3-4 Ihe German wlillajy is.laying ' a 'Si 1 '/'* 0 eurf fl' n of i Shells behind du^; forward ,tmps, Jfc an effort to Ifti off IhevSair river bieak-throUjh 8aarl»utern Is in flame* ffoiji ,Germa.ni shells v The bridge ,across, the Saar which wo capture^ Intact h under constant flCP though tat last report nh.e Oerman- ,nave noti succeeded in Move Under Darkness \ 'I ho steady rain <jj lire pi events American , reinforcements from moving'across tho bridge ,by daylight But when dSrkpess falls, troops; equipment and v supplies pour ncra« In unsteady,stream ^ ' A fen miles spUth of the Saar- tautern bridgehead,. Pa.Eton'S, artll- lerj has 4h6 fortress eUy, of Saiif- bmckfih .under Hie from 'posltioiK behind trip west banl? Midway b6 tween, t«o colupns of the Fifth Division ^»ve driven 'to within 2 pud a half mljes of the"'.river thrcatcnin| to split the enemy s west Ijanlf bridgehead"..below Saar- Ia.utern Info isolated pc-kets Still farther south, other columns of Pattoni army have splashed to ward the river, batik across muddy flatlands in advances up to four miles , * " f ^ "* iVTeanwhUe ( the American Seventh Army Driving out of the upper Rhlneland toward «' junction with. Pattpn's I)ank7 fs' wjthln four mile.; of Sanre union 1 Action Ii Quieter i The battle along tlie Rper river be fore'.Cologne and - Dusseldorf lu the Ruhr has settled down largely lo patrol action and artillery duels But .both .the -, American First and Ninth Armies are gathenng strength for the lunge to 1 take them Across : the < Roer Into the SlegfriecV .Line • defenses . on :the Cologne plains The bitter struggle between Ninth Army units and a German holdout garrison In the sports stadium at 'Jultch has raged Into its fourth daj> Th4 Nasl garrison* is small probably nil more than SO men, but their artillery commands the limited approaches to the stadium, "• At Ihe rforthem lip of the lonfe seslern front the British and Canadians :: are -having'.their- troubles slogging through the ground- of enstern < HollShd, flooded -when tho Germans blew up dikes along Ihe Jower'Rhinc. The Canadians had to change some of their* positions but beat cff an attack b> German par- chullsts The British 1'quldatcd the German bridgehead west of Venlo, but the Nazis have blown up both bridges leading across the Meusc ilver Into the city Weather ARKANSAS Rain Vith not much change In temperature this afternoon, tQrilght and Wedncsdaj Tmnlng cojdcr In west portion Wednesday afternoon Minimum temperature here list night was 36 <Jcgre«s ,

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