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LE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLI—NO. 228 plythevlUe Dally New* < BlythevlUe Herald BlythevUle Courier MtolMlppS V»Uey Leader THE DOMINANT HBWijPAl'lilt OP NOHTriEAbT AllKANSAB AND SOU Til HAST MIS8OUKI , ,'"»,'*!/ '.I,-' )' , ' , '• ' I ' r f,. , DKCKMBKU 7, 1944 •'• SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' RATION READY TO TACKLE SAARBRUCKEN Wit- Wai: Plants In Manchuria 1 WAB " ANALYSIS Greek (Groups Fight While People Suffer By HAVID WEEKS United Tress Staff Writer The civil war in Greece is grinding the people of that little country between the millstones of power and j)c lilies,. The voice of seven million Greeks who starved and suffered under more than three years of Nazi occupation is drowned out by the shouts and bickerings of political groups, and the hurst of shells in the streets of Athens. On August 15, 1941, three months and two weeks after Greece was overrun by the Germans, President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter. In it, these two world leaders set forth among other things this principle: , . ) "They respect the right ot all peoples to choose the form of gov-' eminent under which they will live.ll .Yesterday, British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden, the foreign policy skopcsnian for the Churchill government, asserted before Commons that Britain feels she is within her rights in trying to shape the .government of liberated peoples. Eden was speaking . specifically concerning British intervention against the appointment of Count . Sforza as foreign minister in the Italian government. General Policy Indicated But observers believe he set ,a . general pattern of British . policy for all countries When lie said: 'I ; maintain 'the .iBritlsh government ' has a perfect .right to. express an opinion to '^another government about a minister : under conditions such as these." v ..'•' As for Oreece.lBritain -is rbacklhg •-•w .the >PRpandre,ou^ gsyerninerit. Pap- ^sjSawBftSif liimseff ; ISsiiedVa-rstatement ""'iT'tcw days ago that he was preparing to resign -to ayotd civil war. But tie changed Iris mind and received British 'ia'sstir'ahc'es" "of full support. ' ".'. • It's believed that Britain -vetoed • a plan for Themistocles Sophoulis, . the 80-year-old leader of the Greek t ! Liberal party, to succeed Papan- rireou as premier. The reasons behind it are clouded by the conmcting confusions of day-to-day ; events.; But hint of British over-all' policy 'jiiay lie in the fact that both Sophoults as a Greek' leader, and Sforza, as an Italian leader, are antt-monarchial. ^ophoulis, although a liberal, is represented as not in sympathy with the left-wing EAM faction in Greece against which the prime minister leveled his criticism. •• , Sophoulis charges that the con' timiance of Rapandreoii in office will mean n rightist dictatorship for Greece whicli his followers cannot support. Prime Minister Churchill accuses (lie EAM of trying to force an extreme leftist.. or communist, dicta torship on the people. Public Opinion Obscured The question of what'lhe Greek people think as a whole about the v kind of government they want is ft lost completely in the confusion of the civil war. The EAM controls the largest part of Greece through its military / organization known as the ELAS. As a unit, the EAM has 140,000 avowed followers as against a population of 1,000,000. Thus a large majority of Greeks remain a po litical question mark. The British are supporting a coalition of rightist and liberal forces dominalcd principally by tin so-called EDES, and, through Pa pandreau as premier, the monarch ist wing. The monarchy of King George If, incidentally, suspended the Greek constitution in 193B and appointed the late General Metasas as premier with dictatorial powers Churchill has claimed that the EAM is communist. Nonetheless, observers point out mat of the six EAM members Wh< resigned from the Papandreau government, only two of them claimed communist party affiliation. Two others arc liberals, one of wh6m is Hie present leader of the Derno- cratlo union party, and the other two are conservatives. While the Greek political differ cnces are thrashed out with bickering and bullets, the Greek people f '-) continue to suffer. Allied food sup plies have been shut off. Thus, a nation which starved in Nazi slavery, still starves in liberation. Won't Interfere In Greek Crisis, Sfettinius Says Agrees That Greeks Should Decide Upon Kind Of Government WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, (U.P.)- Secreta^y of Slate Stettlnlus has put forth the views of the United Slates on thc political crisis in Greece. Etcttlnius again made , it clear that the United States will hold rigidly t.-j its- "hands-off" policy. But at thc same time, he said thai the British and the Greeks should resolve the situation in n-cece by working- together. The white-haired Secretary ol Slate says lie 'is 'in "full agreement" with Prime Minister Churchill's statement that H fs for Ihc Greek people themselves to decide whether they .will form a monarchy or a republic..' However, Stettlnius declined to say whether his statement referred to just that Churchill statement or indicated American support of the full British stand. Tile ' Stettinius statement came as the Greek premier in Athens charged the left wing factions with plunging Greece into the cruel adventure of civil war. Premier Papandreou chai-ges that violence, massacres and abductions,' allegedly committed by left Tving groups, represent an .'attempted coup d'elat. , y. '• .-.,.' ;T.v">- The situation has'grown so':serl- ous that the British .for the first time started -;u>lng/artillery.-'.-and RAF fighters.; against;" thb""?iO,dpO left wing 'Etas Irregulars . crowd- New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2182 2182 2175 2175 2177 May . 2177 2180 2113 2173 2176 July . 2158 2158 2153 2154 2158 Oct. . 2036 2086 2018 2078 2084 Dec. . 2165 2167 2163 2163 2175 Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. . 1GG-X 167^! 26fiii 167',!; IBO-fl May . lC25i 163!i- 1C2-71 )C35i 103 Jap Spite Did .^. ; . fnofifentally, the "Bias, which' reportedly has set. up its owh government in Macedonia are said ;to be seeking 'American 'aid. The open br.eak was set off when the Papandreou government sought to disarm.the Elas,, a group whicli was supplied by the British when they were fighting the Nazis; United Press War Correspondent James Roper reports that the Greek civil war is delaying food shipments to the'already near-stnrved Population. Elas- forces attacked a building at Piraeus,- the,, port for Athens, and Allied food ships moved out in the harbor. It is understood that the sailing of other food ships has been delayed. . At present'the British Wold less than 25 per cent of Athens. The Greek premier says only after the left-wingers started occupying police stations did he agree the Brtli-h plan to defend public order. And he says he will hot'confer with left _wing leaders unless they give up their arms.. BAAF Inventors Receive Awards 3 Civilian Workers Design Labor-Saving Devices For Army In brief ceremonies held yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock in the steel hangar at Blytheville Army Air Field, Lieut. Coi.' Howard C. Stelling presented War Department cash awards to.three civilian em- ployes for material and labor saving inventions. A $50 awnrd went lo Cecil M. Priest for the invention of a machine tool used in cutting wood patches for airplane wings which reduces necessary labor from 30 minutes to two minutes. Fletcher. Scott received a $25 award for the designing of a rehashing machine used on .cowling flaps which saves three hours over the old hand method. ,Tne. third award of $20 went to William L. Mackemson for his ,dMlgn.;(.Qf ,a paint receptacle which niaike?, possible the conservation, of this scarce 'commodity. A large group, of civilian employes were present and listened to the tribute to. .them ' and the avvsrdl winners as voiced by Colonel Stell ing. ."..'' ' - ' Tokyo Also Admits Stiper/orfs Start Many Fires In Capital On Pearl Harbor Anniversary WASHINGTON, Doc. 1 (U.I'.)— inpiin' today reiipccl the' Ihc'Nccila .she sowed al 1'cnrl Hnrlior Just, throe yours ayo. A bijf. force 'of -American H-2!) Superfortresses potmdod Japan's: war .industries in Maudiuriu today. Ami, by Japan's own admission, other Snpcrforls dropped bombs on Tokyo, isliivling a 'number of fires. ' ' . ' The 'onci'ny claims only three or four H-29a were over Hie cn|)ilnl. But he showed obvious ncrvotumcss' that these were only a forerunner of a possible f nil-strength -amiiver- s.iry raid later in the day. ' Up to noon, however, there, WJLS no word of any -mid on Tokyb, except what Japan has told UK. : *. lint the Japs uuiierstnnci the itym. K>1 Unit 1'aarl Hnrbor has come to • Toki ' c Discussed Coips photo jram NKA) Medical aid men cluster about an cight-month-old Filipino child, I whoisuflered face wounds from the b'iiyonet ot a Jap, retreating t before r American forces in (he Philippines. Hie ualUeerimed _ .XanJ" vie wilh each oilier to feed the child from an oversized bottle. Revolting Atlanta Convicts Air Grievances Through Columnist > ATLANTA,, Ga., Dec 7 (U P") An Atlanta newspapul man, Moujpn TMake, wh'om the 25 hai i iEacfcfl inmates of the Atlanta fecleial pcnilenliaiy had selected to publici/u then gnevances enteied the piibioii <it 1] 45 toilaj J)c earned with him the published aiticle ot the men 1 !, bide of the stoiy, fhe agreed upon condition lo thc pnaoncib sui lender ing themselves, and then foui hobtage gtumls Under his aim was ,i Catciul copy of the fust edition ol hib newspaper, the Atlanta Jouuidl, His daily column «as devoted:to a summary of the felons' complaints aiicl which was expected to pi ovule an "open sesame" iioni the puson ' within a prison. Blake entered the- prison Hjone, gaining Immediate entrance through the steel-barred front gates ns guards carried out ''instructions to admit him as soon as ho arrived. He presumably went straight to Ihe five-story segregation, building where the mutineers were located. Under terms of a strange deal Fight Brewing Over Florida's New Law Against Closed Shop JACKSONVILLE, Fin., Dec. 1 (Ui 1 )—indications are Ihat- orgnnli'.- ed labor will not he represented nl ii town hall meeting on the new slate law outlawing the closed shop. Attorney General J. Tom Watson, who called tho meeting')ws declared he docs not know who might attend. The meeting In .scheduled to be?In at 3 p. m. (EWT). Wntson de- ilarcd that, It would be'open to all Interested In the question of enforcing Ihc constitutional amendment, And he had previously 'Issued personal Invitations to Inlior leaders. Leo Hill, president of the Slate Federation of Labor, was out, of the but n spokesman sal t | that »iiMngn-hnd -ueen-'ndVlsod -to stay away,-'He termed the session an. attempt "to draw labor out for an attack." Watson refused the request by the editor of an official labor, paper Hint Ihe discussion be reported by a court reporter. Wntson said, "Tlie N. Y. Stocks A T & T 166 Amor Tobacco. 66 Anaconda Copper ........ 27 Beth Steel 63 Chrysler <)t Gen Electric 30 Gen Motors 53 Montgomery Ward 53 N Y Central 20 Int Harvester 70 Republic Steel ie Sludebakcr . ,.. ig Standard of N'-'J .:-.r...;'..• ,M Texas Corp ;: .v.'. : . .'vV .---is U S Steel •.'...... 53 'E' Bond Sales Need Boosting North Mississippi County Committees Continue Working With the sale of "E" Bonds lagging far behind the assigned quota for North Mississippi County, additional committee chairmen are making reports clay showing practically complete coverage on Ihelr respective territories. Among those reporting "ntoul through" are G. G. Hubbard, W. M. Scruggs, Hosco Crafton and Uouey Lambert, of Yarbro. All these com- mitlecmen. advised Ihe bond sate headquarters Ihat they would complete their work before Ihe end of the week with a 100 per cent coverage on their prospects. Mr. Lambert Is the second rural coinmitteeman to report his committee exceeding or Hearing their quotas, following closely behind Promised Land which went over Ihe top last week. Although the bond hale deadline has been set «t' Dec. 1C, all committees- were urged lo speed up Ihelr efforts lo gel their jobs done nnd Complete returns made before the end of the week. Loy Eich, chairman of the North Mississippi County bond sale committee, today expressed satisfaction .wilh the overall progress of the drive but said "we are falling down on .'E' bonds." Mr. Eich issued a special appeal to commlt- teerten to intensify their efforts lo sell every "E" bond that can possibly be sold. : Mr. Eich said, "everybody should have their part in financing Ihe war; don't depend on Ihc big investors; every time one puls his dollars In "E" bonds he is building a backlog for postwar activity and, at tlic same time making an Investment In America. With 12 million men In the armed forces no one should fall to buy an 'E' bond of rome denomination. The goal for this Sixth War Bond Drive for Arkansas Is 17 million dollars In 'E' honds and we are still far short of that total, so let's bear down a little harder, see every prospect and get our part of tills job tone this week.'' . -, ' North Mississippi County, with a quota-of-. $800,000 went over Ihc top several day.s ngo. struck with the prisoners, Federal I!UI,I,KTIN ATLANTA, Dec. 7 (UP)— Two tionii; after Morgan lllakc, an AUanfn riR^rsiKiiiur man, entered Ihc Atlanta Federal Prison I" company ivilh (lie 25 barricaded frisoners price of surrender^ the rebels had nol given up nor released Ilie four hostage s"'"* wilh lliein. fillip* joined today f»r • tht i (Iral lime In Ihe nght! i|f»lmf •)««• wing; Kl,\S (round ..In,, Oreece, when a tireck-maniied ili-slroycr llrcil upon it 1'lratus Dpllce-.sU- .tlon which had been'fapfur^d by Ihe KliAft Twenty-rive members of the EI^S were killed, : • ' K1.KINIIAU, ( Dec. 7 (D.I'.)—Ainrrli'im Flrai, Army In- funlry smu.ihcil lo the toman's Hoer river defense Hue for the first tlinu (oiluy, ri>uchlnir the utrciim Kiiiitli ot Jullch -In two pio-iutMii uttiick». The Nlnlli Army lo lite uorlh hail previously rcncht-d (he lloer uu u wltlu front. s'ruAsnouurj, Dec. 7 nj.i>.) —The AmrricUu Seventh Army ban intvum-i-0 nearly dght miles alniif the shlc of the lltirdt Muuittalnx northwest o( Strasbourg toward Ihe Siegfried Line. x. In fact, Tokyo lulmlt.S' that .. full-scale raid was expected on Ihe Japanese capital today.. The 'enemy claims, In fact, that Ihelr bombers broke up preimnt lions lor the attack with a raid pi. our U-29 bases at Snlpnn ycslordity. 'J'okyo radio cltilms 10- SuiwrtoiLs were shot up on thu ground by tl>6 low-flying Jap planes', and Uml ground Installations were set afire. Tills, of course, Is not confirmed. DelulLs Yet To Com* Hut Betting back to thc big Su- perfortress raid .Hits morning In Manchuria. The War Department, gives no .further Information, mid say.s other details will'bo relcuHcd lalci 1 . . • '' 11 • . Tokyo radio,, however, says Ihc allacks were carried out by 70 Su.' licrforts against Mukden and Do-, rlen, the most. Important cities In Manchuria. The Japs; admit some damage In both places, but'clnlm 11' of the raiders were shot down nnd four more were damaged. ., Meanwhile, tlierc; Is isomc possibility 'that nature-slddd'wl'tli us to ..Inflict retribution oil I'eiirl: Harbor Day. ,.. .-; • .'• '• - ",v -.. 7 ^ .Earthquake Reported ;• .i^ctsmologtst.vor.earthquake specialist'!.' In; New" - Vork imd'-toiidon have recorded one of the' mbst^vlb- lent earthquakes • of this centitry, London fi(iy& It was so vlolqht[ Ihat the entire planet .was still quivering wilh it« ; reverberations 'alx hours alter theilnlllal shock. The experts Survey Planned For Corn Borer Arkansas Will Check Corn In This Area For Infestation A survey y/ill i )c iiinde In'Mtssls- slupl County to determine wlieth- or. Infcslallon of tho corn itorc'r Ill's reached this section, [olUnylng a survey In adjacent Southeast Mis- Jiourl which disclosed >tliu Infestation prevalent In 'that, area. • -.-. 1 • Enforcement- :of n'vquni'untlm! agnlnsl shipment or car corn from Missouri, Illlndls, Kentucky anil Iowa will continue 'throughout Ai- knnsns despite somo truckers questioning tho iiiiiunntlnu orders. At the Arkansas-Missouri permit stiitlon'ncav Blythevllle, more than n .dozen trucks of eur coh\ con- .. mm i ii:|iuiii:i, w mson saiu, jne n .-«... *,,*. uv\t^.iwi meeting Is an open one for discus- ' nco ^o .center of the earthquake -'— - -• • •• - • somewhere In thu Japaii-Kurlle and Aleutian Island chain, with ti good prison director James V. Bennett allowed Blake to visit the men yc.s- Icrday, nnd hear their complaints. Prisoners Sec it First He agreed lo make no attempt whatsoever to dictate the tone of thc article. According to his pledge the prisoners themselves were the first to view Its contents. On their part, the rebels agreed to surrender as soon as they see Blake and his "Open Sesame" column. Here arc Ihc prisoner's grievances as told by Blake: 1—They charge that the Inmates do not have proper medical supervision. 2—That no religious services were held in Ihe. building and that no priest or preacher had visited them In six month.?. | 3—That thc prisoners in their building receive lower wage .scales than those In the general prison. 4—Some ol thc men objected to being quartered with Negroes. | 5—That the prisoners resent having to live wilh saboteurs and spies. and being forced to hear them ex- nlt Hitler and denounce the American Government. 6—The prisoners further claim that they arc denied the privilege of communicating with the outside world In regard to matters affect- Ing their legal rights In appeal and ccrtlorari matters. 7—And laslly the prisoners insist that for mental and physical reasons they should be allowed more recreational facilities and should have more liberty of movement and outdoor exercise. Olijcclcd To \azl Blake's article went on to explain filon and not tor censorship. If the meeting Is not worlhy of tho attendance or those whom your paper represents for discussion, It cannot be censored for them." One labor leader In Jacksonville declared that the amendment cannot- affect federal projects, on \hich DO per cent of the slate's organized labor Is employed, ire rc- llcrated that labor will attack Ihc amendment ns unconstitutional. Thc controversial amendment wns adopted ln : the November general election by : n 25,000-vole majority. Nubbins Under Surgeon's Knife Stricken Child May Live To Enjoy Real. Christmas After Alt DENVER, Dec. 7 (UP) — Three- year-old Nubbins HoKman, the little boy who pulled the heartstrings i of a sentimental nalion by celcbrat- I Ing Christmas early because doctors feared he might not live, may sec a real one after all. Doctors In Denver's mere'/ hospital operated on Nubbins this morning. They removed the tumor Ihat has menaced Ihc lillle boy's life. And they say the o|>cratlon apparently was successful. Of course, It's loo early to tell. But Nubbins has a flghllng chance today, a chance the doctors couldn't give him a month ago. Nubbins went under tho knife i fairly early this morning. And Jusl an hour later, the little boy began thctlc. An hour after Ihat, Ihe surgeon said Nubbins might even be lo go home before -nance Hint It might have struck the Jnpiincse home Islands. However, Tokyo lias made no mention of it. •• have Increased their threat to thc American nir base at Kwclyang, the :apltal of K^eichow province.' Jap troops drlvirig; westward in China now arc only' 45 miles from Kwel- yang. . _• , _ ; Humors Ihat the United Stales' may abandon Chlnn, however, have been spiked by MaJ. Gen.. Wede- meycr, the U. S. Army chief.of sUvff in China. He ngrc'ed with n recent Chungking-statement that tho next' GO days will determine whether China can continue In Ihc war. But he added: ,.; / "Throughout the history of' the United Slates there has never been an rtlly abandoned. I nm confident Ihe United Stales will sec China through this crisis." the doctor: "Thc only thing ig about is that he any breakfast." He added, ic's getting along fine." I So Nubbins may have another Christmas this jcar, n far happier one than the iniikc-bclicvc celebration his parents gave him on Nov. 19. For this one will be real. that they- the prisoners told him that objected to teing quartered wilh n "Nazi saboteur", whom they identified as one of eight Oc)-mnns who landed on thc east, coaH of the United States from a submarine early in the wur. Six of the eight were put to clonlli and others sentenced to the penitentiary. In oiiUinlng the prisoners' side of the story, Blake's article says thc men backed up their bid for better health facilities by showing one of the men's ring' worn) blotches. They said that nothing wns being done to relieve him. Another barricaded prisoner related how he had been kept In solitary confinement despite being severely affected by tuberculosis. to the charge of no re walls, Blake quoted the men as say- Ing no priest, or preacher had visited them In six monlhs. . signed for. Arkansas' huvc turned, tack. ' been Frontal Assault By Third Army Units Imminent Americans 'At Forbach But Four,Mites From ~ Burning Soar Capital PAIU8, Dec 7 (UP)—Tho Yailks^ (ipliaicntly arc'poised for the final fill Ike against Saarbruckqn and iho / rcmalndet of Clcrmany's rich Soar buslii. f ' - ( " • American Third 'Army, troops which entered Forlrach last night aic within four miles of Saarbruck- " en Other Third Army units'arc abicast of or across, the Saar rivet * Along n bOlld front of 22 miles Late dlspatthes Indicate that a fiontnl assault on the burning capj-" tal h Imminent, since a dismounted cavalty regiment gained three and a half miles in the drive Into For- biich At that rule, the Americans may arrive at the river opposite' Snnrbruckcn very shortly Noilhwcst pf Sanrbrucken GcrfS' oral. Paltoii'.i troops are 1 attacking" ' llje slccl and concrete Siegfried Line (ro'n three bridgeheads along a live-mile front on cither side of Saarlautein Just below other Yank? came to tho r^er at Wehrden, five miles west of the capital And' 10 ' miles southeast of Saarbruckcn, the . JSlh DlvMqn Is mopping up Snare- Bliemlnos and prepailng to cross thc Suai The front from Sauregue- nilnei, lo the northernmost bridgehead measuics about 22 miles Berlin Admits Crossings *' ~ 'Ihc Borlln radio, has acknowledg-", tho numerous American crossings ot HID s.iar. The enemy broadcast added that, fighting In the pillboxes in the west wall Is In full swing. , . , .,,,-_ ^= The finds, claimed Hint one American force, was "annihilated but said other'armored unlU ponelrat- i ed Ilie front fortifications, of the Siegfried Line. .Simultaneously,; front dispatches say Oenoial Patton's tanks at the .. southeast end of the'siege arc have " dofoated'aerman panzers In a flvq- hmir bfttlto'ahd galned-'fW miles"" to Hie town of Moilhlbidnn''Tin's foicc Is 13 miles southeast of Saai- gucmlnes ' ' t 1 <• \ , " A slow ^curi' of 'smoke 1 ' from, a nirtimwm on 'tlid -western bank of the Sanr today disclosed the hiding place of 1700 German civilians All were huddled In a dank mushroom cave where they have hidden for moie than u month Refugees Open Gates Amcilcnli patrols discovered the ?avc when they noticed smoke which ^WflltnH Utn cnnUtnrr r n ...l *».^. Unpicked Cotton Hurt By Rainfall Here This Week,' The more than three Inches of rain which has fallen here since Tuesday night Is a most expensive precipitation to tills section of thc country. With from 15 lo 25 per gent ot cotton still In the fields, the: rain Is so lowering thc grade thai growers will receive far less for their cotton than If ii had been harvested earlier. Because of the rain, which followed a week of bad weather,.it is kelteved completing of the cotton harvest will be delayed so , much that It will take a good part of thc winter to get all the cotton from the fields. ' . Tills Is because many pickers will not work In bad weather despite the.high price being paid for labor. Although .some late cotton, which was green until the recent freeze, is being picked, most of thc cotton now will be pulled. ; Farmers were warned today by Keith Bilbrcy, agricultural agent, not lo pick or pull the cotton while wet. "It Is just as Important to gin pulled cotton dry as It Is picked cotton and ginning of wet 'hollies' will lower the grade even more", he pointed out. M41J1C.U. UttbH. ; . i'All'of Ihu ti'Ucka iw'pr'e Iroin Missouri ;nnd' •Illinois -with '-some of Uie iVlvors'-'Immediately i turning back but several '.'argued", about lljo Older, It was disclosed by, nuiulpyebot the permit"station. '"• --•'-*•: • :'.Erijpl6y63 there' told the drivers to go home mid shell HID corn nnd It- then-could'uc.-.brpughl into the stale for Bale, as only the cob Is n touted by 'tho b'orcr. WrlUdu no- ilces alKO have bc'6'ri sent out. No arrests have bceh made ami It Is planned'not lo arrest any one unless absolutely necessary, It was pointed out. All cnr corn consigned for other states were allowed to pass through ArJca:i3-,is. . ••' 'Although no.corn borer has been found In Mississippi County, there Is danger ot Its sprend hero fiom Southeast: Missouri, It was pointed out by Keith Bllbrey,, 1 agricultural agent, who said Dr. Charles Llnder, I ctomologlst of thc slate extension department, would begin the survey next Wednesday. Banning such com shipments Into , Arkansas will not affect feeding of livestock nnd poultry as the corn can be .shelled, at place of shipment, and then brought Inlo the state, II was 'pointed out. The quarantine, made necessary lo.prevent m> 'Infestation In Arkansas, will be liflcd as soon as possible, It was announced. Mass Sedition Trial Is Ended Federal. Judge Rules Mistrial; Indictment Of 26 Still Stands ; WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. (UP)The marathon mass sedition trial has come to an end. Federal Judge James Proctor has called the whole thing off, formally declaring It a mistrial. Proctor cniled the seven-month proceedings when 25 of thc 26 defendants said they would be unwilling 10 continue under another Judge. Tile Judge who opened the trial, Edward Eitchcr, died last week However, thc mass Indictment still panment store, a hotel a restau stands. And the government now rant, a pub and other buildings The c«n take any one of three alterna- explosion left a mass of wreckage Hint ^H«,t.irt_J *_--_!- • • . . _° Weather ARKANSAS—Cloudy wilh light rains or drizzle In east and north portion this afternoon and northeast portion tonight. Cooler tonight. Friday, partly cloudy. It rnined 2.61 Inches yesterday nnd'last night to make a, total of "" ' ' ' Ihe rain ' ' ' Minimum 'tcnipcrnlure^'hcrcv Inst night was 30 degrees. '*•:•>-.' imcltcd like cooking food W7ien they appeared at the cave entrance the Qermnns readily opened tho steel grill gates Th German civilians said they wet defied a Nad threat to seal off the entrances with dynamite until 11)0 .Americans arrived. Soulh of ( the Saar. basin, on the Alsatian front, the American Sixth Army reports'the Germans apparently have ^written off Alsace The' Na?ls are streaming eastward a,cross the Rhine under cover ot a rear guard action. Tar to tho north, on the Cologne plain Inside Germany, the American front remains largely sfatic However, General Hodges' First Army scored minor gains "during thc night As for majoi air war action the British Air Mlnljtry announces that 21 flAAF pjanes were lost, in last night's record strike against Germany The HAAP smashed at Berlin, thc Leuna Oil Works, and the two western rail centers of Osna- bruck and Glesscn. . , * The Air Minlslry also made thc first official disclosure that Germany's new rocket bombs have been filed from The Hague The dlsclos«re came In a report that RAF Spitfires destrojed a V-2 launch ing (Site In the center of the Dutch administrative 'capital ics- lerday • • In another disclosure a riaa robot bomb Is revealed to have hit an American Army headquarters in southeastern England'recently, kilting a number of Americans. The robot simultaneously smashed an office block, destroying a department store, a hotel, a restau- - tives to mark the case-off the books. The government could•rcopeti the trial of nil 26 defendant* as ft group It could bring to trial-\fciy the defendants considered Mi "biggest" Or It could forget abdiit the "whole thing. : ''' • . ' The case wasn't even" one-fourth through when It was brought to an end. Only 39 of the prospective 200 witnesses had been called. However,'Proctor sincerely thanked the Jurors for what he called their "long and earnest service." Livestock ST LOUIS. Dec. 7 (UP)— Hogs 11,500 salable 9,500; top 14.15; 180220 Ibs. 14.15; 140-160 Ibs. 128513.60; sows 13.65. ' Cattle 6,200 salable 4,500; calves 2,000, all salable; mixed ' yearlings and heifers. 10-12.50; cows 75010,50; canners and cutters 5.25-7; slaughter steej'S 1,9^5-17; slaughter heifers 3-16; stacker • nnd feeder slcers 8-13,50. wrecage that included twisted skeletons 'of jeeps and Army trucks along with shredded fragments of Christmas ornaments from the department store Wornersvi/fc Resident ' Dies At Hospital Here Mrs Mary Jane Bassett, wife of Charles B Bassetfc of Homersvilte, Mo, died this morning 1 o'clock, al BiytheUlle Hospital She was 43 Born In Southeast Missouri, she long had lived at Hornersville v Funeial Sen Ices v,lll be held.lo- moiroiv afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Ho)t Funeral H6me by the Rev. R, s Baird, pastor of First Christian Church, with burial at Memorial Park cemetery, ' , She is sunned bv her husband: two sons, 1% Sergt. Urban Smith of Ihe Army stationed at Camy Pyote, Texas, nn.fl , SergU Burton Smith, «llh the Army overseas, 'and two daughters,'Mrs.,Dorothea SIrna of , St Ixii'k and ' Miss' MoUtc Mne Smith of Hornersvlllc, -

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