The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 9, 1944
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BLYTHEf ILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT r\J h*. wwn a iJi.-u. rua h.i/-*i»--i<i>iK . ., _ «^»--^P ? ^*^X VOL. XLI-NO. 225 Olytbeville Daily Newt Blythevllle Courier Yanks Use Grenades And Flame-Throwers To (rack West Wall PAIUS, Dec. 0 (U.P.)—American Third Army doughboys today are foiling into Die defenses of (he Siegfried Line just above Saarhuitern and the German resistance there is Janalic. Bui, Lhe Yanks, using flame-tlirowers and hand grenades knocked out 12 bitterly defended pillboxes the Weslwall last night. Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader OF NQUTlIKAdT jVHKANBrta ANU SGU'l'JIUAST MLSSOUIU HLYTllKVll.LK, ARKANSAS, .SATUIiDAVj DICCKiMHKU U, I!M-I in •Below Saarhuitern, other Third Army troops have mish cd one milt- past the lour new bridgeheads tlicv threw across the feaar river yesterday. There the troops are massing, apparently for an all-out blow at Saarbruckcn The First and Ninth Army Ironls «• arc relatively quiet. Only spotty local action is reported. N'inth Army forces finally have ended Ihe battle on the athletic field of Julich. Only the air' offensive against Germany seems to be going along at Hie usual pace. Some 400 American Plying Fortresses attacked rail yards and an airfield at Stuttgart today. British Uincasters also attacked undisclosed targets in Germany. I'anic In Ikrliu Incidentally, a dispatch from Stockholm, says last Tuesday's American raid on Berlin Ihreiv the city into panic. Only a' very brief spreading. The general strike still grips Salonika, the recently liber- warning was given before the bombers were over the city, and the death loll in the raid is said to lie extremely high. A London Daily Mail dispatch says the Germans apparently'are getting ready for u major winter rocket bomb offensive, from Norway and the Danish islands. Norwegian underground sources report that several new rocket bases arc being built on high mountains in Norway, and since the V-l and V-2 arc launched from level ground, observers say this means it is possible that the threatened V-3 may be ready to be thrown against New York. On the eastern front in Europe, the Germans have admitted the loss of Vac, a key communications and defense hub on the Danube Hi miles above Budapest. Crucial Baltic Near The Rusjipis now., are converging on the Hungarian capital from three sides, and their rapid advances arc endangering the Gcr- the Acropolis, the same' broadcast mans last two mam lines of com- reported thai, two divisions of mumcaiion between Budapest and ELAS reinforcements''arc nearing Vienna. Berlin sayr the showdown Athens balV," for .njM.inest v'ill come In a I iiiimer of days. ' " '• • •[ Strife Spreads Through Greece Fighting In Salonika May Begin Any Time; Athens In Disorder ll.v United 1'ress The Greek civil war still ntcd port city in northern Greece. Latest dispatches say the situation in Salonika -is like a powder keg and actual fighting may break out there at any time. In Adieus, spokesmen for the British-backed Papandreon government have had to revise (heir optimistic prediction of two days ago (hat. complete order would be established in Hie capital today. Now they say that Athens might not he cleared of the leftist ELAS for a long time and apparently, they say it with good reason. Mines Arc Planted Armed units of the ELAS were busy Inyihg mines throughout the Greek capital this morning. They're establishing gun posts in many sections of (he city. And while Ihc London radio says British -^intervention forces. have cleared . the ancient city's "• historic .landmark, .. Tt's against tbis_background ; tha.t . demands are being renewed In Ion- radio, says Marshal d on for an early meeting of President Roosevelt, Prime Minister The British .. .... TolbukhlnV forces fire threatening to break through German defenses between the Danube and Lake Balaton, and the broadcast adds that the Germans are massing along a IT-mile front in [hat sector, bolstering their defenses in aii attempt to. stop the gap that would endanger their last escape route west of Budapest, j. In Italy, British Tommies of the Eighth Army have taken another town southwest of Facnza. Only patrol action is re ported'over the rest of the Italian front. Raymond Shanks Suffers Injury Blythevillc Soldier In Training Mishap At Camp Chaffce Raymond Shanks, of the Army stationed at Camp Chaffce, Ark., was seriously injured yesterday while undergoing training there. Details of the injury have not been disclosed with a telegram expected today to reveal how the accident occurred. Relatives were told in a telephone message that the injury was to his head. His mother. Mrs. J. L. Shanks, H05 West Ash, plans to go there unless the expected message reveals he is improved. Tlic 35-year-old man, who has been In the Army two years, is in the Tank Corps. He also has numerous other relatives here including a brother, George Shanks, and two sisters. Mrs. C. c. Wocd and Mrs. Gerald Henley. 5 Race Horses Bum To Death At Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Dec. 9. (UP)—At least five race horses were Destroyed in a fire which swept through two barns adjacent to the Oaklawn Park race track at Hot Springs late last night, and a 65- year-old groom, Eddie Smith, is in a Hot Springs hospital suffering third degree burns received when he attempted to save his horses. Horses known to be dead are Ball Player, Allergic, High Cold, Tower Miss and Wet and Dry. Other owners were uoable to determine immediately If their horses liad been destroyed, since innny of the animals broke out of the barns and fled. Hot Springs police are roiinding-up the escaped horses today. The fire Is believed to liavc been caused by an explosion of an oil Klove. All of (he racing equipment in the two buildings was destroyed, nnd damages are estimated al. several tljousniid dollars. Churchill and Soviet Premier Stalin to clarify Allied policy In liberated Europe once and for all. United Press Correspondent Phil Ault reports from London that- certain quarters are beginning to feel strongly that Brita,ln Is taking too much of the : interventionist role Upon;: herself :wrlle her two big allies • publicly;': maintain a "hands-off" policy. :Fears are being expressed Uhat .Britain's recent actions in Greece and Italy might cause tlie United States to liesl- late before participating in European affairs after the war. Issue Unsettled Despite Prime Minister Churchill's fighting speech and the endorsement from Parliament of Ins intervention policy, the London press still reflccls charp differences of opinion on the mailer. Both the conservative London Times and the Labor Party's Dally Herald have renewed their attacks on the government's action in Greece. In (lie United States, also, diplomatic observers hold the opinion lhai a Big Three meeting may be necessary for agreement on Allied policy in the liberated countries. There is frank skepticism in some Washington circles at British Ambassador Lord Halifax's declaration that the United Stales and Britain are in substantial agreement on the thorny intervention problem. Incidentally, the CIO's powerful United Auto Workers Union has added its voice to protest against (he use of British troops in the Greek crisis. UAW. spokesmen claim that all Greeks except Fascist and Loyalists support the ELAS. And the union's secretary- treasurer, George Addas, has issued a formal statement demanding that the British halt armed inlerveii lion immediately. 30-Day Stay Granted Former Marvef/ Sailor LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 9. (UP) — Gov. Homer Adkins has granted a 30-day stay of sentence to a former Marvcll sailor, Hal Scaife, who was convicted of second degree murder iu connection with the slaying of his wife. Nine of the jurors who convicted Scaife and members of the Phillips County Navy Mothers Club requested that clemency be granted the 25-year-old ex-sailor. Adkins says he granted the staj of sentence so that he can complete an investigation of the case. Scaife was sentenced to 10 years by the Phillips Circuit Court. And the decision was upheld by the Arkansas Supreme Court last October. Chicago Wheat Dec. May open hl[?h low close pr, cl. 168 1B8 1S7;4 !68'.i 167-S 164U 1G4?; 164 164 r ^ 163',-i If you want to slop having colds, go to one of (lie earth's poles, and I'oii'll be free of them. General Danielson Presents "A" Award SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Brig. Gen. Wlhnot A. Dnulotaou of (he Memphis Army Services Dopol. is .shown <^ l^'prc^nls the war Fort Artmu.Ul.aUon* "A" Achievement Award to E. R . Lan^hire, vic,-presdent or th , I, c. S e ^: IO ;r;ri"irzr y "- ~- *•*»•"< toi <"-——- —- Administration Strength May Face Senate Test Next Week WASHINGTON, Dec. n (U.I'.)-The slrouglh of the fourtli-lcrm ailmiuistriition is expected to be tested for Hie first time within tliu next few days. The lost will be given in Hie Semite, and if the administration is [omul strong tlicn Social Security taxes will be Woo/sey Will Speak LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 0 <U.P.)- R. E. Woolscy of the Mcdill School of Journalism wi llbe one of the prinicpal speakers at a meeting of the Southern Baptist Press Association at Little Hock Feb. H and 15. Woolscy will give three lectures en religious journalism as applied to problems of Southern Baptist editors. Finley V>. Tinninfi cdilor of the Louisiana Bantbt Message, is president of the association. On Skids? Here's the way the experts link wlmlnlslration strength with Social Security taxes. A hill 1ms been punted by loth the House nnd the Senate to freeze Social Security ta.xoi at the present level. This conjjrcMf.mal action was contrary to the wishes of the President. Consequently, n Presidential veto of the freeze bill is n foregone con- the veto, comes .the , ... «-" " -^~~. <v . -jv-^iii i L.J vClrttJf) doubled on Jan. 1. Otherwise, they'll be the smile, at one per ~*ccnt for another year. Officers Probe Highway Crash Identity Of Soldiers Involved In Collision Sought By Deputies A -highway accident Thursday night, in which two cfirs and a truck figured, is being investigated by the sheriff's office, it was announced today. ' John Hocott's truck was heavily damaged while he assisted a service man whose car bad run otit of gns. According to witnesses, the first car, in which a young woman and service man stationed at, Blythcvillc Army Air Field rode, wns slalled when Ihe, truck approached. Mr. Hocott was helping Io turn the car around, so it could be pushed to town for gasoline, when a second car, driven by anolhcr service man, crashed into the first car and then' the truck. Tlic first car went Into the ditch as the second car swerved across the highway, smashing the front end of the Iruck, officers said. Tlic young woman and two service men were removed to the air base hospital. The sheriff's office said today officers were continuing the investigation which included obtaining names and possible charges against, driver of the second car. elusion. After The bill will «o" back' to'Congress and if a two-thirds vote Is won In fcoth Houses, the freeze bill becomes a law without the Presidential blessing. There's little doubt about the two-thirds vole in the Hcmse. But n shift at only four votes In the .Senate would prevent the tivo- (hlrds majority from being won. Wording Inipoit.-iul Congretsionnl leaders believe Ihe all-important vote shift will he decided by the wording of the I'rcsl- Burns Are Fatal Io Huffman Man Hony Hughes Victim Of Accident While Working On Tractor Harry IhiKlics, 29-year-old lUiir- iiinn farmer, died yesterday al Walls Hospital of burns received Wednes- duy afternoon when gnsollnc in u Irnclnr vxploded as lie ropnlred the vehicle. The accident occurred wheji Mi-. Iluuhcs nttciniitccl to start tho tractor. Called to Forty and Kiyht Gin, where the tractor had stalled after having been used by an employe to haul cotton, lie was slandinu iii s lie Marled front of the machine a the engine. . The explosion Spruycit" the bifrnlng Chinese Check U.S. Air TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS J Direct Strike Against Japan Seems Logical Ity DAVID WKKKS tlhllnl 1' Sluff Writer The Japs are Irylnu to prolong the Pacific wnr by strtingllnn China, but they may hasten the Invasion of their own homeland, Kvcr since America was plunged into ihn pacific wnv, there have b?en two sharply divided opinions ns to how best we couttl accomplish the dcslmcllon of Japan. One view was that the final and decisive battle In destroy Japan must be- loiiKhl In Ihe rugged conn- Ivy of Chlnn. That we would comu to [jrlps with Ihc nitiln Jnpune.w military forces there. And that we must carve out buses In Unsl China for heavy uomblni; of Japan. The olhcr view was Unit the llnal dcnth Wow Io Japan must be dealt on the enemy's homeland. Thnt, us nn Island empire, (he dc- slrucllon o( Japan's navy wus more Iniportiint thin) (leiitruelluii of her army. And finally, that (he only way to kill Jiipnn Is to slab her In the heart. For SOUK! lime. It -rippeured Hint Ihc United Slides military strategists wore commuted to n course of| fighting .inpiiii through China nnd thenco to Ihc Japanese mainland,, New Slrnlcuy Seen But Ihe war developments ot the past six months have altered profoundly Ihc complexion of the Pacific wnr, mid niny Iwwe nn equally sell, crushed Into profound died on our strategy. Smith building at 'Japs Admit 'Quake Damage • And Loss Of 13 More Admirals By United Press China s new Miimler of Wsir believes the gravest threat; It) the Allies m (he Chinese I healer, Hie Jap drive on" the ; - Amerieiiii mr base nt Kweiyimj?, bus been checked H! l.ciiernl Chen Chenir neon yoslei'diiy'.s action by Chinese IroopH, toi'ciiHj Uu- Japs buck from two eilies on the .south-' ern route to KivciyiniK, !ls n deeisiw) victory, for the American at Kweiymii; & at the junction of the Kunmimr- ChuiiKlmiK road. And by uiUinir the' Kuiiming-ClHiimkinL' ji»e the .Inps would cut Ibe Allied supply route from tlie ~~ 'China capital. ,;..„. Late Bulletins - wl -°" inc - cl "" cse lwi " tlie|r IMICIS, Her. (I. (Ill')— Siipreinc lli'iiilqimrlrrs I'slhmiU-x liiat 152,. 01)0 Cei-miiii fnioiix were killed, rapluml or wounricil in (he first tliri'c weeks of Ilir, Allied uireiislvi- now biting Iniu (Inrnmny. • MOSCOW, I>c<i. I). (U]')_r re _ raler Sl.illn uimnuniT.s that lliu Krd Army li:is brnkdii IhrnuKh (lie (icrmiin line nnrlliciisl ot ni.dii- lic.vt, utid ranched the Dunulx! iiliovu llic Ilimdiiiliin «n|iltnl. Building Front Smashed By Car Taxi Owner Will Face Hearing Here Monday Following Accident A. car, owned by Uuvroncc Hus- selves have changed tho course ot tlio way by ciiltlug oil the Kiisl Ohl- na const completely - from the or- gnnl/cd Chinese army-and American 'nlr buses In the Interior. Now they arc driving westward through Kwnngsi nnd Kwelchow,provinces In „ tin effort to dcnl n dcifth Wow Io Ihc Casollnc over his lumds <uul body, Chungking government and military from the waist down. "- •" •• •' A number ' of men there guishcd (ho llames with their clolh- Ing and he imincdtiilely was removed Io Walls Hospital, where he died at 10:30 a.m. yestii-day. thu Ruymoiul im, ,,,„] Mnhl In ilie first place, the Jnps lliem- 1 sl| eet.s this- morning, <{ o'clock cans-' '"" ..... I forces of Generalissimo Chlnnu ICal- •xtln- fihek. . . . . !3oni tit Huffman, where he had spent his entire life, ho operated Ihe Hughes -farm there. Funeral .services will be held this afternoon. 2 o'clock, lit the Huffman Baptist Church, by tlie Rev. dent's veto. If President lioascvclt M- R ' Cir " ri "- 1'istor, with burial puts up a strong argument against il1 E1 '"wood Cemetery. • I. _ r i. _ ° Pnllllrt'll-ni-i; mill In, II,.,. 11 1 the freeze, then chances arc that four senator;, will vole along with the White Hoiu Pallbearers will hi: Hex Hughes, Reg Hughes. Eddie Iliigcn. Max Uay But, on Ihe other r> n ',, hand, it's believed a routine veto .Ir.,. George Cnssidy and Thomas would be over-ridden. The President's attention Ibis He is survived by his mother, Mrs, morning alto is focused on home front war effort. | Florence Hughes with whom he made Ills home: a brother, John the Hughes of Huffman; and live sls- lore, Mrs. Chester Caldwcl], Miss M., r> I "-" T > "I'A. HIIL.1LLI ^itUIWCL], IMISJ Mr Roosevelt has sent « mess- Iris Hughes and Mrs. Dewey Davis «SC to the last meeting of the'of Hlytlievllle. Mrs. Euther Moore National Association of Manufac-tof Caruthersvllle, Mo., and Miss Hirers in New York, a.sking that Dorothy Hiigiies of Huffman. Gobi) r'unernl Home is In charge. Police Arrest Two In Attack Both To Face Hearing In Municipal Court Monday Morning Nalh Moore, 35. beer distributor nnd former restaurant owner, and Tafl Williams, 3-1, Negro porter, have been arrested on charges of assault! willi n deadly wen|K>n as result of nil nltercnlion which occurred Insl niBht at Recreation Billiard Hall. Cases of the two defendants were continued until Monday when they work toward victory be continued without Ict-up. The President says we have our foes (.'own, liul we must make sure we don't, give them a chance to gel up, through relaxed efforts tit home. Kccnnrrrsion To Wait The Chief Executive goes on to say Hint we'll have reconversion when the needs of wnr arc met. Tnc President says the government l.'lans to release industry for peace- lime production at the earliest possible moment, but that It won't come until Ihc war's end Is nrarer at hand, all of which brings as to the Sixth War Loan Drive. The drive already is over llic lop l>y 52 million dollars, and there's still another week to go. But ro far as (he Treasury Department Is concerned, it's an incomplete victory. Treasury offlirals say the goal of Ihe drive was set too low because of the Increased demands from the fighting fronts. We're asked to keep up tho ^ood work, buy hinds and more bonds. Salc.s of the individual E series particularly can be boosted, since most quotas for sales in thi.s class arc far below original quotas. N. YTstockT A T & T Amcr Tobacco ... iAnaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler I Gen Electric ' Gen Motors Montgomery Ward Joachim von Ribbentrop, obovc OCrmanv'c Pn,-^:,-,- »»:. . . Germany's Foreign Minister' may soon be Ured by HcinI rich Himmlcr, according Io German reports. Von Ribbentrop, long m Himmler's bad graces may oe replaced by Arthur Scyss-Incrwari, Naz i Governor in The Netherlands. 104 1-2 G7 1-2 27 7-8 G4 3-4 (12 1-2 M :t-8 III l-l M 1-2 N Y Central 21 3-B Int Harvester North Am Aviation Radio Socony Vacuum ... Studebakcr Standard of N J ,. Texns Corp Packard U S Steel 80 3-4 9 io :i-4 13 5-8 IS 3-4 55 5-8 •19 1-8 S 1-2 CO Bird study Is the most popular nature hobby, and mere than 50*),000 Americans nre aclivolv rtif::>3<'<l In It. arc slated to Iw heard i p.i I Court. n Munlcl- It is alleged the Negro slabbed Mr. Mmire after he hart struck htm as climax to an argument over racking of pool balls. Police were (old (hat when Mr, Moore struck tlie Negro with n cue stick, the Negro drew a knife and slabbed him. He lii.s a knife wuiind, in the left .shoulder and a wound In the temple. The Negro today denied using a knife. It wns wild. The knife had not been found lliis morning. Five witnesses said that the porter and Mr. Moore exchanged a few- words before the Negro was struck. Police Clifford Watklns and Elbcrl Alley nude the arrests shortly afler Ihe altercation occurred al 8 o'clock. Both men wen 1 at liberty today under bond of S1:~> each. Mr. Moore, who remained al Dly- Ihcvillc Hospital overnight alter having been treated for the injuries, today was removed to his home. New York Cotton open high loiv close Mar. . 2184 2181 2184 2173 May . 2160 2175 2175 2174 July . 2153 2H8 2151 2152 Oct. . 2073 20C8 2070 207.1 Dec. . 2174 21CO 2174 21CO Secondly, the American Army and Navy IMS accomplished even more profound changes. The Jnp licet hns been badly crippled, and her nil- power has been badly battered, A glance al the map shown lhat American strategy, In the main, docn not have to be changed one whit, whether Uio iilllnmlc objective Is nn Invasion of Clilnn, or tho Japanese homeland H.sclf. First, we are committed to taking over the entire Philippines. The next step, whether invasion of Japan or Invasion of China Is tho objective, undoubtedly culls for the'Invasion of Formosa, actually, the southernmost , "K |11 ' 11V J' dMiingo to the car nnd bnlldlnii nnd arrest of Urn driver on a charge pi driving while under the InllUenco of liquor. The case ' yns coulliulcd until Monday morning, when It Is' Blnled to be )icnrd in Municipal Court, Island In the Japanese empire clmln notified police. bond was set at $3tiO. Thfc'ilcfondiml renminod in j n || this morning but was cxpccled to make bond. Investigating ofllccrs sale! the accident occurrcd'when Ihe driver attempted to ninkc n turn before he reached the' corner. Traveling oust, ft was hcllcved he wus enroute to his taxi stand located on Flflh sired between Ash nnd Main. Ilolh plate windows were smashed and arllclcs of stock In the path of the car damaged as Ihc miichlnc plowed Into thhc 'front ot the slorc. 'Hie laxl owner" believed unhurt, allegedly left the car after the accident and was apprehended as he made Ma way to his stand. Several persons', who heard the crash, of Islands. Ncctl liases Nearer J:iji;m The only change necessary, If we lire going to hit Jiipnn directly instead of through Chlnn, Is for us to tnke over the Bonln nnd Volcano Islands, 150 miles below, Japnn to get nlr bases closer In llic enemy homeland. Ami today's dispatches report an American navnl bombardment of the Volcnnos, There are good arguments to favor Ihe slab-ln-the-hcnrl method. Since America entered the wnr, we have cleared the Japanese out of more than eight million square miles of Pacific ocean territory. That has taken three years, even though 11 wns accomplished by seising only n few thousand square miles of Islands. If we Invade China, we enter n Innd muss of more than four million .sminrc miles of rugged territory, a large part of which Is in complete control ol (he Japanese nrmy. In addition, there Is anolhcr half n million square miles of Manchuria. Only after we hart driven a thousand miles, more or less, up through China, into Manchuria, and hnd taken over nn additional 85,000 square miles of Korea would we lie nblc Io establish nlr bases closer Io Japan's vital spols, than we would have been in the Uonln and Volcano Islands. .Japan's string ot home Islands, although long, total H8.000 square miles, and Hint Includes the big Island of Formosa. And she has sonic 11,000 miles ot coastline to de- tend with n crippled navy, The argument has been raised that Japan cannot be knocked out completely by Invasion of her home- The damaged car was his private machine and not a pint of the taxi fleet,. Conference Planned In Freight Rate Case WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. (UP)— Gov. Olln D. Johnston of South Carolina nnd Clov. llobcrt S. Kei r of Oklahoma arc scheduled to confer In Washington on Uio freight rnlc case. This case was brought by tlie Southern Governors Conference and Is now pending before the Interstate Commerce Commission. Kerr wus recently clcclcd president of the conference, nnd John- IsOn b a veteran In the freight rate fight. II wns n member of the Southern Governors Committee (hat began the equal-freight rates agitation more than a decade ago. Following his Washington conference, Kcrr wns slated to make n lour of the southern slates. He plans Io talk wllh his fellow governors on Ihc freight rate question and other problems facing the South as a region. Kerr was scheduled to meet with Gov. Colgate W. u.irdcn, Jr., of Virginia, Monday; with Clov. J. Melville Brotighlon, of North Carolina, Tuesday, and for further discussion with Johnston at Soulli Carolina's caplto! Tuesday night. Bible Teaching Unheeded MEMPHIS, Dec. D (U.P.)—For 10 nights G. N. Abel, night watchman . . . nt a Memphis nuto ports company Innd, because the government would his been reading the Scriptures to ' « Negro visitors but, apparently Ihc Bible teaching went unheeded. Last night as he paused during his Bible reading Io make his inspection rounds, (he Negro locked him In another room, opened the casli register nnd fled with about thirty move to Manchuria This misses the point. To knock out Japan, her capacity to wage war, her Industries, must be destroyed. And that capacity Is centered largely in her home Islands, principally two ol them, Honshu and Kyushu. There Is the heart. There Is where American 13-29 hombcrs from Saipmi even now arc baring Japan's breast (or Ihe fatal stab. N. 0. Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2185 2183 2184 2181 May . 2181 2118 2180 2171 July . . 2153 2151 2151 2153 Oct. . 2078 2072 2072 2077 Dec. . —- 21C3 2150 2161 2157 dollars. Chicago Rye Dec. May open high low close pr. cl. UO'.i HOTi 1097!, HO'.i 109Ti lOBS 110'S lOO'.'i IOD'4 108% Weather ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy and not much change In temperature Ihis afternoon and tonight. Sunday, Willy cloudy mid coolbr, ' counter-attack thn : Japanese sverc only (!5 miles from Kwelyang. Warns of Huge Forces But the Chinese war minister warns that the routed Japs arc only vanguard troops of' six. divisions' known to he operating along the • southern border of (he province of Kwelcliow, General Chen adds llmt Ihc Chinese Hrmlcs Rllll have to contend with somu 300,000 Japs of tiie ma'lh forces now In provinces soulli and west of Kwelcliow. : The enemy .himself Is admitting other sclbneks In tho vast Pacific wnr, A Japanese mival headquarters luis unnounecd the death in action of IS JHH. admirals. The dcuth of ,'ici'cn other Japanese admirals were announced more limn two months utio. ft can be assumed the new casualties among the Japanese Hag olflcers were Inflicted In the scries ol nnviil battles, beginning wllh'thc one oil Formosa. AihnllQuiike Damage- " " The other admission by the enemy Is that the earthquake! that hit central Jnpun Thursday caused serious damage all tho way from the edge of Ihe Tokyo district Io Osaka, some 2-10 miles to tho west. The Japanese also report more r>f they call "nuisance raids" .by American 13-29 Super fortresses over Tokyo, •: * The Jups-nlso say an undisclosed v nifmbcf of n-23s Ijlj, llic Inland sen .-•'• area, between Honsiiu and Kyushu. - brhig's "spec' n us to where' Ilie. crippled 'Japanese fleet Is hiding. A r good Kuess'icems to be the Inland sea whcrp'.lho Kure nav-/ nl base la located. Arid chances are our bombers attacked Kure. . !." Tlic squeeze-'.,on'.the Jap supply port of Ormoc on western Loytc In Die Philippines Is still on, and Is (jelling tighter. The American 77th Division 1ms beat (Is way right into (he outskirts of Ormoc, and the fall of the port, and fro'm 40,000 to 50.(100 Japs seems certain, but not ncc- esairlly Immediate. ''", Powder Plant In California Has Explosion UODEO, Calif., Dec. 9. (UP>— Tliu main Held magazine 0 1 the el- nnt Hercules Powder plant exploded today with a terrific blast that shattered whitlows In Rodeo n'nd Pinole nnd shook towns as far as 12 miles away. ( • There was no Immediate report of casualties, The explosion occurred while workers were changing shifts ' at 10:30 a.m. (CWT). Claude Chrlstcnsen, a United Press employe, was driving through Pinole when he saw a blinding flush and heard n terrific roar. "The windows fell In at Pinole and scattered fragments of glass over the sidewalks,".he said. R. W. Singleton Dies Last Night At Pace, Miss. Robert' Wesley Singleton, resident of Blythevillc since 1914, djed last night at Pace, Miss., where he wns visiting relatives. He was 81. — Born at Fayette County, Tcnn., he long lived in Memphis prior to coming here. Since the death of his wife several years ago he had made his home with his son .nnd daughters. They are: S. M. Singleton and Mrs. H:'M. Wheat of B\yIhcvilie,' Mrs. R." J. Glaze of Memphis and Mrs. Robert C. Malonc of Pace, at whose home he died. Funeral services will bo held in Memphis tomorrow afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, with burial there.' Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Wheat aiid daughter, Miss Verna Wheat, and S. M. Singleton will attend. OP A Seeks To Enforce Ceiling On Used Cars LITTLE ilOCK, Dec. 9. <UP) — Dislrict OPA Director Robert P. Hall says his office has begun a statewide campaign to enforce cell- ing prices on sale of wed automobiles. -. • • '• '/ Hall says the OPA will force/rc- fimds of overcharges and prohibit the seller from further violation ol price regulations. He urges that all persons believing they have ,bccn overcharged in buying used cars report to their local rallon boards.

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