The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1HB DOMINANT NKWtjPAPKH OP NtTRTHK.AHT AI>W«MQ.C- A.,,, t .., ._ f ^>-* VOL. XLI—NO. 228 „, ... ,„ DaUy Newi Blythavllto Herald BlythetUle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader NORTHEAOTAKKANSAS AND SOUTHICAHT MISSOURI Y, DKCK.MBKK l.'i, Ifl'M U. S. FIRST ARMY OPENS NEW SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Allies Slowly Tighten Noose Around Reich By O'AVII) WEEKS United Vress Staff Writer For Caesar, II was the ides of March. For Hitler, It's the ides of December. While Caesar was toppled with a swift slab" 1'n the back, Hitler's Germany-is toppling from the slower, but just as deadly squeeze of suffocation. , Tlic first two weeks of December have seen thc first direct pressure of strangulation applied. The Allied armies on both eastern and western fronts have swept away the last fatty protective tissues of outlying defenses. Now, they're clutching at the windpipe. In the words of Hitler himself, and Just applying a little reverse English, thc Germans are dbwn to their last territorial concession in Europe. They can't afford to give up another inch of ground. When they do, they start their death rattles. Hungary's Defenses Fall On the eastern front, the liussfan armies have swept through Hungary, bowling over virtually all of the German defenses. Budapest, the last big anchor, is on the verge of capture. -Other Russian armies arc lumbering toward Austria. Vienna, now part of the German homeland, is just ahead. And there is no Siegfrieo* Line belt of thick, dug-lii defenses. In the same path is Wiener- Neustadt, the location of great German aircraft works built there because it was supposed to be safe from air attack. It wasn't. And now it's'threatened with being engulfed in the front battle lines. "But equally important, the ides of December have brought the sea- "sonal transition in weather to the northern stretches of the eastern front. Clear and cold weather is settling down across Poland and East 'Prussia.' In this sector, the battle lines already extend inside the Ger- inan border 1 in some places. The Nazis .cw afford to. j-jetd no^jnare. U. "S. Lines Move Forward' In the west. American lines along the 450-mile front are even farther inside Germany. A few. German industrial sections already' have fallen. And others are coming within gunshot of the battle lines. At thc southern end, the Siegfried Line is the !«s ( . German de-. .fense, and the American Third and! Seventh Armies are grinding it down' BAAF Inventor Rewarded Lieut, Col. Howard C. Slclllug, commanding officer of mythcvillc Army Air Field, presents War Department check to Cecil M". Priest, civilian employee, as award for time-savin;; invention. B-29s Land Heavy B/ow On Big Jap Aircraft Center Of Nagoya WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (y.P.)-Thenew B-29 raids on Japan were a. real success. Indeed, a spokesman for thc -'1st i-iomuer Command on Saipan says: "This may well be thc best mission yet against objec- ivos on Honshu Island." Honshu is the main Japanese' island, the island on which Tokyo is located More than 100 Superfortresses flew up'from Saipan today to deal a gloat blo\v to, a major aircraft center on the main Japanese island of Honshu. It was the first i Ra 9o , ° n Nagoya - aml 1'ossibly thc most effective raid Uie B-^'Js have yet made on a Japanese city. The elty lies sonic 200 'miles south Soviets Driving Enemy Garrison From Budapest Pupper Government Reported In Flight; Battles In Athens BY United 1'ress The Russian* toduv u'erc llai..- fliuliig thc last German'-hold on] midapcsl, cnpHnl of Hungary. Soviet tanks and shock troops smashed through the eastern suburbs under a heavy Red Army artillery barrage. The Germans, holding out for a last ditch sUind, organizing n rag-tag army of Hungarian, civilians for street tattles Inside Uurt- apest. Moscow says the Hungarian pnp- Flier Missing Mrs. Nicholson Dies In Menfiis Former Resident Of Mississippi County Suffers Heart Attack Funeial sen-ices for It's thorough. •: [Farther north, the wealher has been on the' German side. Mud and flooded rivers have held the-!First and Ninth Armies relatively nt stalemate.' But again, the ides of December have started the tide slutting. Mud Is hardening.'The rivers are beginning to subside.and run less swifllv. '." i'lie time may not be far oil when the tourniquet, already drawn around Germany's throat, will be wrenched light from nil directions. Tlie Allies from the west smashing across the Roer river and the plains of Cologne. And the Russians perhaps opening simultaneous assaults against East Prussia, Poland and Austria. The Allied air forces ate playing a great part in setting up the German army for the knockout Mows, b; paralyzing enemy movement. Kail Facilities Hit In November. British and American planes destroyed or damaged over 1000 German locomotives, and breached the enemy's rail lines in more than 800 places. Heavy bombers continuously attacked German communications on a wide belt 50 to 150 miles behind the front lines. During the first week of December, seven German marshalling yards were smashed by Allied bombers. Tile air war in the west is as much of a wearing down process as the ground hammering of thc Siegfried Line. The bulk of Germany's armor is west of the Rhine. It is not yet committed to any particular sector, but the job of the air force is to keep It west of thc Rhine, nnd then restrict its movements. And to prevent the enemy armor from moving to thc front where we throw the greatest weight. Success means nn Allied breakthrough to the Rhine—the destruction of Germany's capacity to wage further effective war. And the trip from the Rhine to •Berlin will be a joyride. -.._ -.»j ..vj ,jijini_ iuu IJIJJ[;.-> DUUIJJ- west of. Tokyo and before Ihe war wat Japan's biggest plane manufacturing center. - /' The dispatch also quotes a - 21st Boiribcr Command.' sjwkesman as saying, "This "raid may well be thc best mission .yet against objectives in Honshu Island." . Other .Cities Kaidctl Tokyo radio said the B-20s also hit- t\yo other cities near Nngoyn Lnd added that one or two Super- fortresses appeared over Tokyo, nnd dso across the Sea of Japan over Coren. Tokyo ndded that other lone -—.^.ou.. of this cit5 f and Mrs I Howard Bowen of Luxora, and long 'a resident of South Mississippi County, were held yesterday afternoon in Memphis with burial to be Hits,afternoon at Columbia, Twin. She died Monday at thc home of a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Rogers, In Memphis where she had made her home for the past, five.yeaj-s. In apparent good health despite being 86 years of age; she died "a. few minutes after -'having" been stricken witli a heart attack. Services were held at National Funeral Home before members of the family accompanied thc body to Columbia. Bom in that city, Mrs. Nicholson wns wife of the late Nathaniul Nicholson who died 20 years ago. Most of her marled life wos .spent in South Mississippi County where her husband had extensive farming interests. , Since his death she had divided her time between homes of her sons and daughters until she moved lo Memphis five years ago. She hnd visited here a number of times. Mother of eight children, she Is survived by six: W. B. Nicholson, Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Rogers. L. P. Nicholson of Tyronzn, V. jr. Nicli- olran of Memphis and Fred E. Nicholson of Glen Allen, Miss; four sisters, all of whom live in Columbia; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12 (UP)-Hogs 13.200 salable 11.000; top H.15; 180270 Ibs. 14.10-14.19; 140-1GO Ibs. 12.- 75-13.G5; good sows 13.50. Cattle 5,300 salable 4,500; calves 1,700 all salable; raised yearlings and heifers 10.5013.25: cows 8-11; canners and cutters 5.50-7.50; slaughter steers 0.25-17; slaughter heifers 8-16; stocker and feeder steers 8-13.50. New York Cotton open high low close pr, cl. Mar. . 2195 21D8 2193 2191 2193 May . 2105 2192 2185 2189 218-1 July . 2153 2156 2152 2153 2153 Oct. . 2060 2070 2063 2064 20fi7 Dec. , 2181 2186 2181 2186 2180 Buy State Licenses How And Avoid Rush "Please buy your state and diiv- cr's license" is the plea of Oscar Alexander, inspector of thc Arkansas Revenue Olfice at Oils' Hall who said today purchases were lagging far behind that of last year. Pointing out that Dec. 3l'is the deadline for purchase, without pen- ally, of such licenses, unless there is an extension, he asked that people of this section obtain licenses immediately. Thc office force is not large enough lo adequately handle a lost-minute rush, he pointed-out. Pvt. Melvin B. Woods • Wounded In Philippines Pfc. Mclvin B. V.'oods, 21, has been wounded In action In the Philippines hut he "hopes to be back at the front in n few weeks", he wrote hir. father, L. O. Woods, 706 North Fourth. Wounded hi the leg hy shell nre, he Is at a hospital behind the lines. JThc 23-year-old soldier wrote his father he had a grand Thanksgiving dinner on the front lines with turkey ns thc main dish. He has sent $251 In Japanese money home as n souvenir. ese called nuisance raids over Tokyo during the night. The attack on Nagoyn was carried out early in the.afternoon,.Japan- ese time, and wns made at a com, parativcly low altitude, probably to aid bombing accuracy. The silver giants also cnme'in against a headwind, -making thc attackers better targets to Japanese ack-ack. However, no-B-29s so far have been reported shot .down. •• The rnid wns carried out according to carefully made plans. Two Superfortresses made reconnaissance flights over Nnyola lost Monday and Tuesday, bringing tack de- lailed photographs of the target. A Tokyo broadcast heard today In London said the increasing Super- fortress nttncks hnvc resulted in in- crensing Ihe evncuntlon schedule for important -Industries and for nonessential civilians. Factories Probably Moved The broadcast Indicates JnpaTTls following thc lead of Britain and Germany and building a system of dispersed shadow factories to house industries now concentrated in major cities. Yesterday, Axis radios snld civilians arc evacuating Tokyo at the rate of 20.000 a day. As for thc war In China—Chinese troops nre continuing their drive southward Into Kwangsi, province, driving the Japanese before them. One spokesman said Japanese |>cnc- tration of southern China made the Chinese more war-minded and caused thousands of cnlislment-s. A Chungking dispatch says Chinese, General Fang, who wns captured by the Japanese at Hcngynng In August, has turned up niter escaping from an enemy prison. Fang and his men held out inside Hcngyang for 47 days despite continuous as- siuilt by superior enemy forces. There was no late news from Ley- tc. But at last report,- General Mac- Arlinir was regrouping liis ground forces for the final phase. plants in the path of the Soviet. . And while the battle of uudnpest /' ftnfintr I lm^ still rages, the Germans are mak- LCUUClS UfQG ^iuro^Sriut^^'Uti \y ar Workers No* To Strike radio says Vienna's defenses nre being moulded to make the city a fortress of the hardest rcslstiiilce. At the moment, thc Russians still arc 100 miles from Vienna. On the political front. Britain's labor minister, Ernest Bevin, says Brilaln has nn agreement ' with Russin on the so-called "fitnblUzii- lion" of Greece. Bevin nlso says the proposals concerning o recce were Inilhita! by President Roosevelt during thc Quebec Conference. Speaking bluntly nt the British labor party's annual conference. Bevin said that the labor members in Prime Minister Churchill's cabinet took part in the ilecfslons on . Britsh polcy n Greece.'And he- added. ."Looking back..I cannot coil-, 1 vmcc myself that any of these decisions were wrong." The situation In Orcccc, > Itself, at the moment appears to be far more stable. Left-wing EL.AS forces, those opposed to the present pnpandrcou government., have opened a full-scale attack on a shrinking British' pocket in thc heart of Athens. In one sector, they broke into the compound of a military barracks by scaling a lOfoot wall in the darkness, and set fire to part of a large gasoline supply. Brilish tank reinforcements drove them back into Ihe northeast corner of the compound, an ( i a fierce battle is Underway. .Other violent, battles are raging only 1500 yards from the hotel bwidriunrtcrs. of.the Brlltsh and Greek Government forces, In Ihe center of Athens. Work Started On Armory Winter training program of Company K, Arkansas Guard unit here, will be Interrupted this week while workmen are busy painting and repairing tile National Guard Armory on South Second street. Capi. o. W Coppcdge, commanding officer announced that the regular Friday night training session will be postponed because of llils work Weather ARKANSAS- Generally f a j r u,ls ? ftcri ' 00 »- tonight, and Thursday. l l ™l*™tnrcs 28 to 32 lo- ovidc ° Snow Hurries filtered t air today noon ns the wi made another effort to pre-Christmas snow. The official government llier- momcter dropped to a low of 23 degrees during last night lly Unite,! 1'rc.w Two powerful union lenders say there'll be no general strike mining Detroit's wnr workers, lo .support the Montgomery-Ward walkout Thc vice president o flhe Unite'd Aulo Workers, Richard f'rnuken- stecn and the Mlthlgnn CIO director, August Scholl, hnvc issued n blanket warning lo workers In Detroit's feverish war plants, a worn- Ing not lo leave their Jobs. The two union lenders say earlier fcnrs of n general strike In the ; hi>;*y , ,v;ir., fnctov^- Denier were entirely unfounded. And '• they sccin- Cd surprised that, the call for n meeting of 240 union presidcnLs In Michigan should have aroused such fears. However, Frnnkenslccn and Scholl say they will support thc Detroit wnrd strikers In every way short of Joining (hem in the walkout. They add llml AGL-OUT financial nnd moral nld will be uiv- cn thc Ward employes—thai everything, possible short of n sympathy strike will be offered in an clforl to force the government to lake action. But lliey snj. every precaution will be taken to keep militant union members from calling n wildcat, strike. Thc meeting of the 2-iO union presidents lo organize Ihu support will he held nt 8 o'clock tonight, And both union leaders say they hope It will he sufficient to force thc government lo take action. 'Hie bone of contention In the Wnrd strike Is n two year old War Labor Board order. In |jM2, the board ordered . Montgomery-Ward to grant union security nnd minimum wages In seven states where the company has retail stores. But order on Ihc grounds that the War Labor Hoard has only advisory rights. The txiarcl IMS called both union and company rcpre.wntallvM to Washington to show cause first why Ihe strike hu s not ended anil 'secondly why Ihc company hns not complied with the ancient rulin«. 'flint show-cause meeting is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Memphis Man Injured When Car Overturns L. D. McSpaddon, Memphis citton buyer, suffered lacerations nboul the face and head last night In a High- Way 61 accident when his car overturned at the first curve north of the Missouri slate line. Removed to Walls Hospital nt 11:30 p.m.. his condition today was not believed .serious. Tlic accident occurred al the same scene of numerous others, because of a sharp curve In the highway. Chicago Wheat OIMII high low close Dec. . 170. 110- -169Vi 170 169% May . 10511 ifiSW 164-H 1C5K 105K N. OCottor Mar. . 21B4 21D7 2100 2190 2192 May . 2168 2102 2188 2188 218(5 July . 2150 2IS8 215-1 2154 215(i Oct. . 2071 20T3 2M(i 20CO 2072 Dec. . 2174 2181 2174 21751) 2172 Three Ration Officials Resign And Successors Are Appointed The three members of the North Mississippi County OPA Wnr Price and Rationing Board, who have served ilncc Jan. 1, 1942, have resigned and their places have been filled by J. G., Barnes of Blythc- vlllc, P. A. Rogers of Clenr Lake nnd W. H. Bryant of Leachville, who begin their 'duties Jan. I, it was announced today. Resigning members arc J. Louis Cherry ojid J. A. Leech of Blylhc- villc and Leroy Carter of Lc.-ich- viltc. These members, who have served since rationing began, said personal work and personal responsibilities made It necessary for them to be relieved of their duties at this time. They Issued n statement today which read: "In resigning, we want lo express our sincere thanks to the majority of the people of the Northern District of Mississippi County for their cooperation and patience In carrying out rationing and price control. And we ask that these people continue that cooper- ative spirit with the new Hoard who will lake over the work the lirsl of Ihc year., "In our work we hnvc ha,d Ihc help of many men on the different panels who have served with us. It has been a pleasure lo work with these men nnd appreciate Ihc congenial spirit they have shown. "The detail work of this Board end the other panels has been carried out by the elllcient and loyal office force, who will carry on In the same manner and we want to express our appreciation to them." This board, which meets weekly, passes upon rationing of tires, automobiles, stoves, shoes, boots and olher miscellaneous business which arises because of rationing. The four olher panels, which aho deal with rationing, will reniain the same. The Gasoline Panel' has seven members; the Price Panel, Ihrec; Ihc Food Panel, five and Ihe Non-Highway Panel, three. The new members already have laken their oaths of office, tl was mmouncd. Armour Picked For Diplomatic Post In Spain Selected To Succeed Hayes As Ambassador To Franco Government WASHINGTON, Dec. IS (U.P,)_ One of the most cuntroverslnl'fig- ures In Ihc American dlplomallc .service Is being replaced. lie is Cnrtton J. Hayes. American ambassador lo Spain. Hayes has been under lonx and blllor fire by the so-called Liberal Vress as being Ion friendly to Cleiieiii! l-'rnnco, the hciul of Ihe Spanish government, •• President Roosevelt. nominated Norman Armour, -the Bintn Department's chief of Uilln-Aiiiciiciin Hffnlrs, lo replace Hayes. Arm-iur was Ihe last U. S. ambassador lo Argentina. He returned io Uils country last June, the month that marked the Kinil of Die Stale Dc- pr.rlinent's non-recounltlon policy lownrd ArgciHiuu, At the same lime, It wns nii- noimceil Ihul the present luiilxutMi- dur to Turkey, Lawrence Steln- lini'dl, will be the country's new number '>ne envoy lo'thc'Ozccho- .slovak government In London. Stclnlmrdl was U.'S, ambassador io Hn&sln for Unco years, from liWO to 10-12. As yet, there Is no Information n s to .who will succeed htm In Turkey. President. Roosevelt has inndc just..-me other nomination to the U. S. diplomatic' corps todny. Hc'ti named HnllcU/Johnson,.nn adviser In Ihe StrUc Department's War Supply and rtesonrccs DIvltilDu, tu lie nmbniMndor 1 to Cottii. Itlqa. The / Senate' hcnrln|js. oil the President's 'curlier Stall!.'' Ou'pnrl- incnt nominations nni hradjng into thcfltinl Iryi. -The Foreign Relations Coinmillee has been Wll- HBIII Clayton since this morning. Members of Die committee fired one question after another nt the nominee, most of them concerning his connections with the Anderson; Clayton, and Company, cotton brokerage house, the firm which is innin stockholder.. . Under the close fire by Senator Lal-'olletle nf Wisconsin, Olnyjon admitted llml his company ino.y have sold cijlton to Japan as lute ns September of 1041. He. then acknowledged that still later, In July of 194$, his firm may hiivo sent cotton to an'-.'agency,'which distributed It In Gcrrhan-occiipUSd France. ' ' -, • However, Clayton says he doesn't actually know lhal these deals were carried out by his firm.. He .stresses that he resigned all offices In the company when he entered government service In 1040. •': Late Bulletins NKW VOItK, Dec. 1.1. (t)l') — l)ru;iili'ji.\l,s from (lie First Army (rutil says Ihiil Ihc Americans ad- vnnccil a mite .mil one-half, In Ilitlr »c«' alhicli soulli of ita'ran and cleared Hirer (owns on (h« approaches of Diirtn. • WITH II. S. I-'IKHTAHMV, ttur- niany. l)w. 13. (Ill 1 )—American troops luivi: iiclvnnrcil one In two miles and rnjiturcil Iliref. vllhsiw In :i new nttiu-k In llic M.machau l-' biilnw Ihnrn. WASHINGTON, Due. 11 (tll'l —The 11-20 Siiprrfurlrcss crews iKlurjihiK in,,,, u,i| ; ,y- s n \ A on Nucoya say larnu flri-s were slurt- ril In Ihe city, ivhlrh wns (he liomc <if din iMilsulilslit aircraft factories, . City Will Build Fire Substation Sife To Be Selected In West Part Of City, Aldermen Decide 1 lilylheville Is In hnvo 11 second lire station hi Ihc west end section. , The city Council voted, In a mooting last night, lo elect a .substation In thai, part of llu< city wllh several sites under consideration. No bond Issue will bo voted for the project a.s the city hns enough money on hand to lake- care of tlic cost which Includes purchnse of wild imcj erection of a modern building. , Amount of ttm project lins not been determined.' Members of thc Police nnd .Fire Commission arc In chargii of .considering sites and construction of the building Members of this committee are K. R, Jonen. Sntn C, Owens nnd .lohti o. MpMnnoy : .c Need of the sub-station to serve tile .constantly expanding western nai'l oft tliC'clly lias bcun.fult tor some time, It was po!ntcd : 'put. The one fire slnllan Is located at t»c CHy Hull, more than one and one half miles distanl from the west city limits niut the rlro truck 1ms to pass throimli'business trar- Ilcc mid cross the Frisco railroad Irack to reach thc western part of Ihe city. It wns pointed out. Thc Clly already owns l.lncc fire trucks, one of which waul,/ be moved to the n<w station. H Is expected Unit work will get underway as soon as the site Is purchased and plrms completed It was announced. All members of the council were Present Kst night at the session, presided over-by Mayor B. R jnck- *o:>. . Routine . business Included pay- ment.of current bills. llcvc.s the men running the company would hnvc conformed wllh nny Stole Department embargo, mid he Implies that no such moral embargo had been lulled at tho time of thc -reported deals. Another State Department nominee, Joseph Grew, has warned the nation Hint the next aggressor who tries to comiiier the world probably will lake on the United Stales llrst. Twice in one generation, .says drew, this country has shown the world that Us war potential Is greater than any olher nation's, If there's lime to mobilize 11. He adds that the next aggressor will take Hint Into account, and try not to give us whal we've always needed—lime. Rugged Outfit (USMC pholo Irani NEA) When you sec Ihc insignia pictured above you know the guy who \vcnrs It is n rough, lough Ilglilin' man. It's (he symbol of Ihc new Gth Marino Division, formed in the field. Division includes elements ot the 22nd Marine Rofiimcnl, which conquered Eniwelok; Ihc 1st Marine .Brigade, which fought on Guam; and the Jill Marino Regiment, famed for its Marino Raider battalions which have fought lliroufihovit most P.icific aclijiis. Heavy Artillery Paves Way For U. S. Doughboys Part Of Hodges' Army Already Near Duren; ' Foe Destroys Bridges I'AfUs, Dec. 13 (UP)^The Amcr- icnn I-lrst Army has opcnqd a new p lens ye to. drive 'the Germans bo- liliid the upper i caches Of the Roer' With hard fighting. and -slow, pnlntul gnlns reported all along the western, front, the southern wlnu of Qencral Hodges Army went Into ac(lon (his morning uniler a heavy artillery, bombardment. The Yanks Jumped off -'from inch' positions southeast of' 'the I lulucn Forest, mid In the first stages, overran one town a mile east of their springboard. This tow'i; mid hcen bombed yesterday by American pianos, but the attack wns not- repented today because of bud f lying' weather. ..... • •-. • Details Not Revcalcrt ' The SCODC .of the new First Army attack cannot ho measured as yet 'Hie first I'cportvas Is usual, do not disclose llic.wolght thrown behind it However, H appears that It Is purl of Hie whole Cologne front assault designed • to bring our lines up against the Roer river nlong Its eii- tlro length. The left, or northern, wlni! • of Ihc First 'Army already has driven virtually' to the Roer river around Durcri, one of the anchor points of -the German defense line, Heavy explosions heard -inside Duvcu this 'mori'ilna. Indicated that the Nazis are at work blowing up the .bridges . across Uhe Roer, into the .cast; bank defense's: But -. Gei- imm, Burird units still on' the ,»osl. bank,, iu-e. pittting up' stiff resistance along. « .iq-mlle, front. ' . ,-• ' riv h I' -' "-' Bill Of Rights For GIs Topic ' At Club Meeting Klwanlnns heard u discussion of thc "O. I. Hill ol ntghls" by club members nt Ihcir regular luncheon meeting nt thc Hotel Noble lo- .clay. Freeman Robinson was elected n member of thc IS45 board of directors to succeed John D'ecn who recently mOvc,j to Louisiana. Also dlttmud was Ihc club's nn- nual Christmas toy collection, <Iis- Iribulion of new nnd renovated toys to be made. n$ Is customary in co-operation with tnc Goodfcllows club. Mr. Robinson conducted the outline of the educational, loan nnd hospIUilfeilion features of federal laws designed lo assist war veterans as they arc discharged from service. He was assisted by Jim Stovnll and J. E. Stevenson jr. > Induction ol 1945 club officers will be.held Wednesday night Dec 20. at n Hndles nl«hl" dinner at Ihc Hole! Noble. Lion Official Addresses Club Here Yesterday Members of the Blythevllle Lions Club, meeting yesterday at Hotel Noble for a luncheon, heard an address by Louis C. Clarke of Marked Tree, district governor of thc club, w)x> spoke on Lionlsm. Another feature of the program was two vocal solos by Bill Thompson of Market! Tree, who was accompanied on Die piano by Mrs C. M. Smart, Guests at the meeting ako Included Capt, William Condray of Fort Worth. Texas, and Paul C. Howard, Lion member ot Jonesboro. N. Y. Stocks AT&T 1C6 3-4 Amer Tobacco 6G 1-2 Beth Steel ,.; 63 1-4 Chrysler 90 1-a Coca Cola 137 , j. ., - enlh Army Inider Oeiii'rnl Patch Is «onf Inning, Us push , northward. along the Western side of the lihlne rlvcf. Hls'.troops'h'a'vc' fought their way, into. .'ili'o lowirof seltz, about 14; inlles northeast "'of captured tlngiicnnu.vnul, Ihdre;' . Nazi rcslsl- nhce stiffened. '.-. ,\ l''i>lla^' Ilisluric Route Patch still Is In the French province of Alsace. But at Ecltis, his (mops lire .'only 4 tind a half miles from the German border. And the direction of his drive k taking him tilons the west bank of the- Khltic loivnrd ilhe so-called palatinate Bntcwny to the upper Rlilncljnd. This Is Ihe snuie invasion' route used by Napoleon and Louis the Hth. And in reverse, It's the .wine used by the German General Blucher In hla final assault- against Napoleon more than 130 years ago. Farther west, the Seventh Army : is within sight of' artillery cmpliice- i mcnls fo the' Siegfried '.line on the German border. And at the western end of his line, General Patch's troops afc fighting stiff battles against German delaying forces nrnmid the town of Bltche. Bcyoncl that point, General Patton's Third Army tnkes over. And the Yajiks have smashed back into the town of Blliabruck after an American dlvc-bomblng attack yesterday smashed the Nazi forces there. incidentally, General Eisenhower has added : nn ironical note, a note of poetic justice,, to the impending rale or Nazi leaders. In a proclamation to the German people, Eis- enhowcr announced that the Allied Military Government will take over Die Nazi concentration camps and there will be considerable changes of occupancy. Eisenhower says the new residents wll/ '.-be Nazis, probably including many of those who are now- running the prisons. He also marie it clear that, the Gestapo an^ SS police will be liquidated j»t once. State Moves ToCompromise Bridge Dispute LITTLE- HOCK, Dec, 13. (UP» — The dispute > between the state of Arkansas niid the city of Greenville, Miss., over, collection of taxes on the big 'bridge : across the Mississippi river from Greenville to Lake Village Is ncaring compromise. Attorney General Guy Williams Tuesday filed suit In Pulaski Chancery Court at Little Rock for taxes allegedly due Arkansas by the city of Greenville as ^"preliminary to a compromise settlement. The suit .alleges that Greenville owes Arkansas $50,000 In taxes for 1941, 1942, 1943 snd 19M on an assessed valuation of $533,000. Wlllisims says the compromise settlement will pay Arkansas $35,000 In taxes and. give a deed to that liorlion of the bridge situated In Chlcot County to Arkansas. :: Chicago Rye Dec. . U3U 113',i IIHS im-S 112-s May. 111W Ul',4 10914 110X111 !i

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