The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 14, 1944
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if VOL. XLI—NO. 220 ; THE DOMlffAN-I' NKWSHAPeil OP''NOft'raEABT ARKANSAS ANn «.1HT,,«A OT ... D ^ •*-* f kJ BlytheviUe Dally New» Blythevllle Hemld Blytnevmi) Courier Mississippi VaUey Leader THE DOMINANT NKWBHAI.BH OP HofrmBABff ARKANSAS AND aoUTHBABT MIBBOOw" LLK, AHKANSAS, TllUUSDAV, ^^^ _ ^^^ . , ^^^ — . __ «•.^vjwia v>ui-icio rive; uaw To •••• PUREORACJS TO MEET U. S. ASSlS Tokyo Suffering Case Of Jitters Following Raids Attacks On Thailand, Rangoon and Tokyo Are Reported Today WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UP) — -American Superfortresses have attacked both ends of the Japanese empire, touching off wild rumors in Tokyo. American B-2fl Superfortresses, now criss-crossing all the enemy's long - distance possessions, have hurley another on the Japanese puppet country of Thailand, or Siam, probably raiding the capital of Bangkok. And Tokyo volunteers the information that another force of B-29s hit Rangoon, Burma, today, while a single Superbomlier struck at the Japanese capital. I Tokyo also comes through with ~ the information that the Japanese People are becoming more and more jittery about the mounting frequency of tlie American air raids. At least; so says Russia's Tass news agency. In a dispatch from Tokyo, throughout the capital, and it quotes one Tokyo newspaper as saying: "We are worried by the fact that (lie people of Tokyo are still spreading false sensational rumors." Itumors Not Explained The paper doesn't specify just what these sensational rumors are, but the Russian newspaper accuses the Japanese, government of encouraging the rumors ,by hushing up the damage done by the American raids. Berlin, which understands the power of bombing, doesn't -have much encouragement to give its Axis partner,^broadcasters 'say Japan is preparing to face tlie prospects of air raid damage cam- parable to what the Nazis alreadv have endured. But, say the German commentators, tlic .Japs arc preparing to meet' the attacks with new methods, such as suicide fighter pilots , ramming tlic B-29s with tlieir (h> planes. ~ However, it docs not appear that the suicide technique helped the Japs much in yesterday's big Sup- erfortress strike at Japan's thickly packed aircraft plants in the Nagoya district, of Honshu Island. Reconnaissance pictures taken in crystal clear weather after the raid, show at least 40 direct hits were scored on major assembly and production buildings of tlic Mitsubishi works. And all of them were liii'h explosive bombs. Interiors \Viicckcd • Tlie explosive. 1 ; penetrated tlic ; roofs of the buildings and exploded inside where they could do the most, damage to the precision ma• chmery sa vital lo aircraft production. Moreover, the waterworks and filter system in the Nagoya district also were hit. Yet, dispatches from Saipan where the Superforts took off on the Nagoya raid, say.that not a single B-29 is known to have been ji lost over Japanese territory. ^ However, there were 25 anxious moments at Suipan ilself when the Supcrbomber fleet returned to find the field closed in under n violent tropical downpour. Tlic B-29s, some of them damaged ami all of tliem low on fuel, circled around the field waiting for a break. Finally, everybody breathed a sigh of relief. Two stars poked out of one corner of tlie sky, and in a tew minutes, the bombers began landing. Red Cross Services Described By Speaker Members of the BlytheviUe notary Club, meeting today for hmchcort at Hotel Noble, heard a ialh by Miss Julia Limbird. executive secretary of the Chickasawba District of the American Red Cross, who gave an account of the home service work conducted by (lie chapter. Miss Um- bird described to her listeners the various services rendered service personnel and their families by the Ked Cross. Guests in addition to Miss liird Included Julius Boehmer o( St. Louis, J. o. nankin of Camttieis- ville, Mo., R, n. Moore, superintendent of the schools In Joncsboro, Lloyd L.. Goff, president of the Joncsboro Rotary Club, and J. M Burncttc, superintendent of schools in Shawnce. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Dec. H (U.P.)-Hogs 16.300, .salable 11,000; top 14.10; 180-270 Ibs. 14-14.05; 140-160 Ibs. 12.15-13.50; good sows, 13.40-13.50. Cattle 6,000, salable 4,700; calves 1800, all salable; cows ti-11; can- nors and cutters 5.50-7.50; slaughter steers 9.25-16.75; daughter heifers 8-lS; stacker mid feeder steers 8-13.50. Waddy's Wagon" Crew Poses After Tokyo Raid S.^* 45"\ . \~\5>v>. .tTTOIftiUgWX ", ' from Snlpnn, rhe crew of "Waddy's Wagon," lifth B-29 to take off on the Initial Tokyo ml: first to land after bombing the target, pose here lo duplicate their caricatures ,. B _ „„ waiter R. Waddy" Young, Ponc», City, okla., former All-Amcrican end; Lieut. Jack Vclleri Christie. Tex.; Lieut. John P. Ellis, Moberly, Mo, Lieut. Paul u. Garrison. Lancaster, Pa- Sergi aeon* Amon Syracuse, N. Y, Lieut. Bernard Black, Wood ham, L. i. ; Se r g t. Kenneth Mansi, " K andoiph Me aergt. Lawrence Lee, Max, N. D, Sergt. Wilbur Chap:,,,,.,,, Panhandle, T c x, Sergt. Colbert Carnegie Grind" .tone island, u. Y.r and Joseph Gatto. Falconer, N. Y. (Air Forces Photo from Shoe Factory Officials Talk J With Local Group About Site Another Hlep in--the.shoe fticLory'movciiiciit''wus a meeting here Tuesday between representatives of tho St. Louis company and directors of_ the Chamber of, Commerce. The first o'f five -lowii's^To-be visited : ,thu reprdgcnta- tives seeking a location for a-new shoe Tuctbry, Blytheville's potentialities as such a. site were pointed out'to tlic visitors who seemed favorably inclined but made little comment. ~ '—K. Following the meeting, it was announced, they \vill return to Blythc- Negro Soldier Held In Theft Turned Over To BAAF After Admitting He Took Whisky, Candy A Negro soldier AWOL from Bly- tlieville Army Air Held has confessed to stealing four cases of announced today by' Police "chief William Bcrryman. Pvl. Thomas Jcfferies, 25, apprehended Tuesday afternoon by military police and city police, confessed to them that he stole the whisky and candy. Of the four cases of whisky stolen, two were recovered while contents of Ihc other two cases were consumed by Negro women during :i two-day orgy in the Johnson section at rear of the Federal Compress office where lie was apprehended, it was announced. The Negro, who allegedly had been AWOL since Saturday, was turned over to BlytheviUe Army Air Field yesterday for a military trial on that charge pending further developments in the case. Because the candy, shipped fro; ville, after visiting the other towns considered, If thts city is one of these favored for the location. .In thus case, the Chamber of Commerce will show them an available building, which it is believed will meet requirements, and the shoe company'will-present its plan. No definite proposal is expected before all of .the towns are visited but it is understood that immediate action will be taken as the firm is eager to begin operations as soon as possible. It is understood that Harrison, Little Rock, Pnragould and Jonesboro also were to be visited. The company's representatives said that as soon as the factory was established, men an ( i women would be trained.for their jobs so that a full crew could be in operation by the time more leather was available. Of tlic COO maximum em- ployes, seven men and three women workers would be the ratio used, It was said. The Chamber of Commerce plans to cooperate in obtaining the factory here, if possible, it was announced. Of the 18 directors, all of the 15 in town now attended the meeting. Offers Program To Help Farmer i ; 'Lynch Outlines Woys y "'To Help Cotton Areq '"'' Overcome Problems . Uelicf 'that the nest session of Confess will do something dcHnitc toward planning of poslrwnr iifj-i- culturc was voiced today hy 13 A Fresh Fighting Breaks Out In Greek Capital Reports That Truce Was In The Making Heard This Morning ATHENS. Dec. 14 (U l> )~The nil in Athens fighting is reported to be over. A London radio correspondent rc- ils that ELAS forces M nllc d immping shells Into the cenler at Hie city about iwo horns before "oon. The correspondent mlds lhat the sound of tanks and machine Bim fire once again can be heard throughout the Greek capital The report of the new outbreak in (he fighting .seemingly puts u damper oil earlier reports that a Itiicc was hi the making, 'nils morning left-wing sources said that tMcy •lm<i decided to accept JJrltlsh term:;. Hint they would evacuate Athens under two conditions One. .Hint the British Krnnt g e n- mil amnesty, or n gciicml pardon to the ELAS forces. And two. that leftists be included in n ncw „„. itonnl government. The British,' incidentally, never confirmed the reports of tlic ELAS IICACC move. However, the London radio an- .loimccd that. British Minister Harold MncMIIInn had returned Dies In Battle l.luul. Itumcy Lynch, following Washington, D. C his return from where he attend- , . lr e aen- ed a conference of the sub-committee of Post-War Plnnntng for Ajn-k culture of the on Agiiciiltiiie. House Coitimlttcc . Chosen to represent the Arkansas Memorial Biles To Honor Pilot Plan Scrvicls Sunday At Methodist Church For Lieutenant Ramey TOnAV'8 WAH ANALYSIS Allied Bombs Direct Aid To Ground Troops ».v DAVII) WKKKS ' Uiillrd I'rcss .Staff Writer Germany's wiir machine has been worn lo the milck by Hie Allied air offensive over Nailliind. Today, every Iximb Hint drops on liulln or Hamburg or IxjIlwlK, immediately constructs a Niu.l war muscle on the Iloer river linn, In oilier words. Allied slnilciflc bombing him now merged with tactical iHimhlng. It represents the completion of n pattern In Id down during the early (lays ot HID war when Ihc. Hoynl Air Force begun making its first, and relatively puny bombing assaults against the Qenrmu homeland. . . In those days, thu Hrllish recognized lhat jiolruleum- -vwi.i Germany's Millies heel. That without it, Gcrmnny'a .war machine could not slay on'-Jlu! offensive. They began cxnorlmontal bombings of Clcr- imin oil plant*, bill suoli ftnlnd that ^liey could not Mo enough damage (0 make It worth the cost, l.uftjvailn llairtd Wily ...Wlioii the American uli- force Joined the Ili-dlsh, till remained tho primary objective-. But before It could he attacked, tho Gorman all- force hnil' : t» be' iicnlrnllzeii. Thus begun the methodical campaign against Germany's aircraft factories.)' t When the Clerman ulr forco was knocked out' as u major power, tlic Allied'nlr" campaign switched lo the . „. to for LlcM - Gordon Albert Riiincy, Athens where he had a long talk "'Hod In action "few ' Ttnly, Miiive with Premier George Papamlrcoti. (been planned for Sunday uller- Whethe.r. the new outbreak means '"ooii when relative, 1 ; ad frlenik will that hojjc.v ,-jf -a truce'are out for K" lllel ' nl First Methodist Church the present remains to be seen. '" """ ""'-'--' ' Hut there Is reason lo believe Unit the rebel forces have lost all (.-hance of overrunning the Uiillsh . nn- ices i was nil 0™ "' °" pny re.'ipcct, to.'his. members -iif tlic . , licre for tlic riles nrij'hls brother, ' Air ^ .-.,,..,.,,., ft 1,1 it. ui jurm. Allied authorities say the RAP has hnen_ flyinjf men and huMi/»i» of —v- >•••*•; nu< Ions'of supplies to Alhcnvfoi' the I toiliryjVMs .stsffcf, Miss si past tvyo days, flcoillng the city uf Meriilililsi ifo'lm nblani with reinforcements. ' ' "f Wallliam, Mass., a c.v Sergt. Charles -Urimey, 'of the Army "•• Forces stationed at kci-slcr 1. , lilloxi, Miss., who niTlvctl, " "" 'Mst.fcj 1 ; Mlia'Sue', namcy- . , ., Prime Minister Churchill has re-' of Llcutemint 'linincy, and c!osc friend to be drawn into further discussion of tlic Greek crisis in tlic House of Commons. Lnboi lie formerly members popped qnestioiK n it Churclilll for some time this , °- Anthony .at Ohlcngu, Id'tig-tlW r ''icnd of thb fnmlly, .who . ftjso reorhinu, but answers were brief (iritl non-committal. Ifc tnol cated that he may make another xtnlcrnciil later, however. Incidentally, diplomatic obscrv- resen e Arkansas nicmeniany, diplomatic obscrv- Bankers Association, lie wns ozie of Cl ' s ln London believe Hint anxiety 1C reircscnt 1 ' 1C representatives from banker as- ovcl " n lift between Amcrtcnn and ioctations of that many states appointed to the sub-committee nitre to ; were SOt) men who attended tlie, en, conference. In presenting the prepared stale-, ment requested, Mr. Lynch offered D . , cc ;,-.., c D. 1C -U :lons lo the com- KUSSIOhS rUSH British foreign policies may lend two-way meeting of the pow. without waltin? for tlic big third, Russia, lo Join In. Noted Mexican Movie Actress , rom! f f ~ I r*t. l Illinois, was an inter-state ship- ; f $ rOt/HO L/GQU mem, the Federal Bureau of In- 1 vcsligation is interested hi the ' case and following disposition of the AWOL charge by military authorities, it is expected other ac!:on may be Uifcen. J. L. Predmore Dies At Benton Last Night J. L. Prcdmore, who moved from Blyllievillc several years ago, died last night at Bcnlon. Ark., where he was visiting a son. He'was 76. While making his 119010 here he conducted a transfer '.jind freight service. . ';r; From BlytheviUe, ' Lilbourn, Mo., but "he" moved was. living , ., . Rnvcnrien, Ark., at the time of his death. He also is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallic Predmore, and several other sons and daughters. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at Benton with Holt Funeral Home in charge. Manila Lions Hear Talk By Dr. Lincoln Danger of spread of European Corn Borer Into Arkansas was dis-- cussed by Dr. Charles Lincoln, entomologist of the state extension department, Little Rock, yesterday noon at a meeting of the Manila HOLLYWOOD, Dec. M. (UPl — '•UPC Vclez, the Mexican screen star was found dead today Irom an over- nose of sleeping powders. Police said they had found a note but did not divulge the contents. Miss Velcz was 33. She had lilt- led back and fortli between New Hollywood for several York and years and was expected to leave for Manhattan again Saturday to take a role In a play. Tlic body was found in bed. A package of sleeping powders mid the note were on a table. Miss Vclc?, r s housckceiicr called the police in great excitement. "Miss Velez is asleep," she said and I can't wnke her. I think she is dead." Her last romance was with French Actor Harold Ramond. "I am very happy," she said two weeks ago. "Harold knows how to handle me. I've always been used to controlling men, but I try it with Harold and he tells me where to go " Sunday, she said it was all over _ "f told him to gel out," she said' I like my dogs better «nd I'm going to take them to New York with me Saturday." Mar. Lions Club. " "' " V """"" I July Also a guest was Keith•'Bllb'rey,'Oct. county ai;i'iculturnl rigcm. < Dec. N. 0. Cotton 2101 2187 2152 2192 2189 2152 2183 2112 2138 216fl 218G 2180 21M 2042 2100 eight recommendations lo the committee for enactment of laws (hat would put the cotton section on n better financial basis "and enable lis lo lift ourselves out of the Num-' bcr One economic problem position. "• These were as follows: (11 To establish among tlic people a sound fundamental principle of economic Independence and financial success. <2» To assist people who are engulfed in debt and point the way out; ,-ilso those whose assets have been depleted by former depressions and assure them of n sound ifjrl- cnllural basis. (3) To enable the cotton producers to build u solid financial reserve foi emergencies which will enable them to enhance their buying power and raise their living standard. H> To establish a mutuality of relationships between financial Institutions and the producing and processing clement attached to the T>> To enable cotton to fight freely and unfettered by fixed price regulations for the markets at home and abroad. (C) So long as the cotton producer actually needs Government aUl to assure him of a degree of parity, this should be done through ii'in- polittol research and return to him this subsidy . through simple pjv- ments. C!) To encourage and assist the cotton producer and processor in every possible way his projjrcM towards lowering per pound cost of production. (8) To subsidize exporting of tot- ton lo a point that will enable the shipper to compete with foreign produced cotton; produced In couu- .trlcs having much cheaper labor cost and lower standards of living. Flames Extinguished Fire which started in a radiator vat of the garage at Langslon-Wro- ten Motor Company was extinguished with only a small amount of damage. The names started alxmt 11 o'clock this morning. , . . lived iicre, tjrhcy /will ! be Llctitermnl namdy's |iar- Mr - llll <' Mi's. C. W. , tmtc/it« of Llctitermnl namdy's cllt - '' nt their plantation home on Clenr I<nke Ra . . ! . Services, to begin at 3:45 .o'clock, will IJD conducted by the Rev.' S. Wllford, Lynn jinxlor, und the ricv. Wilde, fonncr jinslor , here and now of riiitcsvlllc, Ark. • Lieutenant Rameyj'byor.sciu '.sliicc „ "" ' . April, was killed Nov. lo > while serving as pilot In a vcterani li-K Mitchell bomber stiundron based In , eifc liomlilng. designed to cut down OBI-- muny'B war |)owcr. 'At HID siihie time, the ground battle lines progressed acrosr, Friliico and into thfl Oermiui liomclund, closer to 'the Nazi war fuclorics. Ami ii new fiiiitor was added— German Ivansimftaildh. ' •''Now,.' with the front Ijattlc: lines hard up against llik tioeV river in the north, iilid;.thc Surtr river in (lio south, 'oil ui'iii" transport lire tlio two ]ii-|me tar'ijotfl of the ulr nssnult against Germany. ••A few llsjures of bomb tonniigc- dro|)pcd on acrmiiiiy by this AIIILM'-' Icun Air Korcc alone, hour this out.-' Homlj-'riinniiRo. limps For cxamnlc, tlnrlnn the first six month* of 184-I, .before the invasion of France, German aircraft factories mid Insinuations were lilt with 8^,000 tons of bombs. Hut In tlic next live months, the amount dropped lo half that .-figure. However, iiV, the first six month? ol 1844, before the invasion, German oil, rubber and ,l>nll benrlng plants coril l'0'":n<s necessary to keep the Mcdul with four b,ik Leaf. Clusters and his squadron was winner of (i Presidential Citation. A talented artist, lie fallowed this profession before enlisting.; • Youngest of four brothers, lie Is survived brothers by his Staff parents; thrcij Sergt. t>rc5.ton n.'tmey of the Blst Infantry now believed to be In the Pajtvu lands; J. P. Uauioy of Dlythcvllle Of Through Mined Budapest, Area MOSCOW, Dec. M (UP)— lied Army troops today were reported to be clearing a path through huge .minefields on the northcnstcrn edge of Budapest. German resist- and Scrgl Charles namey ance is getting suffer, and violent Kccsler Field, and two sisters, Mlsi alTnlon 0 - the™ r In & B '" mgl ' 1S Sllc ""'"W of Memphis and But even before the clean-up of Budapest, the Moscow radio Ii broadcasting messages to the people of Vienna, messages urging them to revolt as soon as the Russian Armies cross the Austrian border. The Soviet radio nsks tlic Viennese to follow what It called "the glorious example of the Parisians" mid to be ready for an uprising within a few weeks. Weather 2100 2188 2154, ARKANSAS: Fair and cold this 20GG afternoon and tonight'. Friday, fair 2I1S nnd warmer. ' Rites Held Today For Double Bridges Child May Liicilc Wndc, thrcc-ycar-oltl daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R." W. Wade, tiled yesterday morning at the family residence in Double Bridges Community. Diagnosis of the Illness had not been completed when she died but was believed she hart been stricken with diphtheria. Funeral services were U) be held this afternoon, at Round Lake Church of Christ by tlic Kcv. Oscar L. Hays, pastor of the Blyllie- villc Church of Christ, with burial at Luxoia Cemetery. Besides her parents, she Is survived by three brothers, II. W. Jr., Keliis L, and Charles Thomas Wade, and two sisters, Christine an ( t Mollic Wade. Holt Funeral Home wns in charge. V/assell To Contest Little Rock flection LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 14 (UP) — Sam M. Wasscll, rtcfcntcd for inny- or in Little Hock's Democratic city primary Dec. 5, says he will contest the vote In Ihc election. The city alderman, who was dc- tealcd by Dan T. Sprlek by a mar- Mil of 118 voles, says he is going to file a complaint in Pulaskl Circuit Court tomorrow, He added: "From the investigation made ami the information received, I feel jiislillo,) in filing n" No Corn Borer In This County, Survey Shows No European corn borer Infestation was found in Mississippi Courtly, it was announced today following a survey by Ur. Charles Lincoln, entomologist of the slate extension department, and Keith Ullbrcy, county agricultural agent. of the Infestation of this car corn disease 111 adjacent South- Missouri, the survey was made in the northern coin fields of the county, checks were taken in 12 fields. Tills pest lias been fou'.(j in Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois and Iowa, nlMii jllh o'hcr strlcs to Ihc north ami cast of Arkama<, mnklng Ibis slate more susceptible lo In.csla- tlon. It wns pointed oin The quarantine placed on ear corn from the four is;&.?.•; /muted by the State Plant Board, will continue until (he pest is checked in those sections, it was announced. Corn shelled at point of shipment may be sold In Arkansas as the borer Is carried only in the cob, it was pointed out. Chicago Wheat open high low close no no 168 icav. no 165 165U 1G251 16t't 165 !'i Chicago Rye open high low close Dec. . HHi lllli 100H 110 111% May , llOfi UO"! 107';i 103-li 110S For every 100 marriages In the United Stales in I92D, there were 1G divorce. 1 ;. tP U,e cnormow tot,,, o, Next in line, Germany's transport, her railroads, highways and bridges, were bombed with 18,000 tons from January to June of 19-M. nut between July and the end of November, this tonnage rose to 108,000 tons. The city uf Cologne, once a .strategic target for Its lunnufaeturmB plants, Is now a primary tactical target becniise It coiilrols Nnzl transport Immediately behind the noer C '• .."".'.'..'.'.",' ••••;•«<'•• Germans Seek lo Halt Drive Toward Cologne Both Sides Gird For Important Struggle On Western Front 'I'AUi's, Dec. 14 <U.I'.)-Amcii- can trooiw. on •aermnny'fl noer liver arc (icttisg set for a froiilal - I'llfvck on Duren, Die, gateway to the Cologne plain. ... Highlighting the heavy fighting all along the. wpstorn front, Amcrl- cnn First Army, tanks and Infantry have . reached the rim of Duren aflcr: driving through the city's western suburbs.. The . Germans are concentrating their greatest strength. In i ^he Duren sector to uuarU the arscnaj ..of Cologne mid l!io vital Ruhr region to the cast. I A front report' 1 gives g'ood'.lndica-' lion of how Important the Germans consider ', the defense of Durcii, 'their..mosl',lni|viftaiit .lioei--. ,clty. The), report, says.,,Durcn hti.v been evacuated of civilians prepar- I iilory to an ajl-out defense by German trooiw,.,.-' | . When Ihc buttle for., Duren bc- 1 gins, American assault troops' will i have Ihn support" of ' aii.''aiiiiost I solid front oh 'either ;.slde of -ihe . city, Tho Nllith Arniy to the north . has bi-.-niglit • their lines to the 1 river seven nille.sYno'r'lli'.pi Dtireii «lrelchlii({ the . front along the west bank to.about 21 miles. Anoliier threat''to Duren-is tic- vcloplnu from HIG . south; First Army units which launched n'ncw attack from Huorlgcn: Forest yes- 1 Icrdny now •hrc.-^wpva'nd, a half miles from their springboard'. And the First Army attack .launcher) yesterday at, Ntomchaii Is. advancing H long the east bank; of the Rocr close to-its source. Both drives could ; outflank ; Duren from the south. :' •',''•'• '..' At the .southern end of "the wesUjin front, an imiyirtan American-gain is--reported iro'iri' Alsace, where' Dili Seventh Army is pushing towards the German '/frontier. .A London broadcast says 'the' Scv- tntli has',.reached jhfl>Rhine''be- yond "n lo^Mi iirimcd ' SeltK . ad : Is sholllng der'iiiBn' territory' beyond. Those forces ' now nre', sonic three • miles from the Siegfried Line' nin- ' nJiifi west from..Karlsruhe. In between tlie Seventh' Army and the Rocr river sector, the battle of the Snar basin is raging furiously in b)eo'<i and mud, with neither side forcing ,a decision. General.' Pillion reportedly has .sent Third Army'forces'across the : niics river In three-.more places. One American bridgehead on the Biles was knocked out. But the Third Artriy so far '. today, has. pill down rour'German..counter-attacks" river line. lilt Weeks before the front lines moved lo tlic Rocr river, tlic two principal German strongholds on tills line, were heaped with destruction from Allied heavy bombers, once the .'ilrntcglc nrm of the air force, now just as great a tactical force. Julich, a small town, WAS hit by llso IJrit- ish heavy bombers in a single TIAF raid during November, nurcn. which measures less thai! two square miles, virtually disappeared under a one- raid bomb tonnage that wits greater tlmn the Germans dropped on all Of Britain during 1913. Thus it Is, that strategic bombing has become virtually Identical with tactical bombing today. When a )»uib hll.s a Nazi oil refinery In Hamburg, Just so runny tanks arc abandoned tor lack of fuel on the plains of Cologne. When a bridge or mil line is knocked out at Frankfurt, one less division of reinforcements arrives at the Saar front to hold an advance by the .Third Army. Up lo last June bombs dropped yesterday, were supposed to pay dividends 'tomorrow. Today's bombs nrc payins dividends today. F.D.R. Nominees N. Y. Stocks T* T KH i. 2 Amur Tobacco 66 5-8 Anaconda Copper 28 Beth Steel o-l Chrysler 91 Coca Cola 137 Gen Electric 397-8 Gen Motors 63 5-8 Montgomery ,Ward 52 N Y Central 213-4 Inl Harvester ,. 82 North Am Aviation 83-4 Republic Steel 183-4 Radio 103-8 Socony Vacuum 131-2 Studcbnkcr 19 Standard of N J 553-4 Texas Ccrp 483-4 Packard 51-4 H S Steel 58 j.j Senate Group Agrees On Stare Department Aides For Stettinius WASHINGTON, Dec. H (U.P.) — All of President" Roosevelt's nominees for six lop positions in the State Department have been approved ' by tlic Senate rtreigri Relations Committee. - : , However, one, Congressional Librarian Archibald MacLelsh, pulled through by the skin of his teeth. The first vote in the committee was 12 to 8 against approving MacLckh's appointment as'nil assistant Secretary of Stale. Then otic by one, Senators Pepper of Florida, Murray of Montana and Giiffcy of Pennsylvania changed their votes to favor the poet-librarian. Three senators on the committee Mill have a chance to vote on MacLelsh. They are Glass of Virginia, Nye of North Dakota and Wagner ot New York. Senator |Clark of Missouri, who led' the light; agalnit MacLeish, said he thought Glass would not vote and that Wagher would vote for Mac- Lelsh and <Nye against him. thus leaving trie result unchanged. The .other five nominees, were endorsed by substantial -'majorities. They are .Joseph C. Grew to be undersecretary and • Nelson A. Rockefeller, William L.- Clayton. James c. Dunn and Brigadier General Julius C. Jones to be assistant secretaries:, • The vote canic after '-'the committee Had defeated a motion" by Senator Peppef of Florida lo ask President Roosevelt-, to withdraw £tl six nominations 1 ."••• New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Doc. 2193 2193 218J 2184 2104 2189 21S9 2175 2179. 21ft!) 2152 2152 2130 2.141 2153 2062 2062 2137. 2041 2064 2189 218J 2176 2179 21B6

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