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YOU XLI-NO. 232 Blythevllle Dally Newi BlythevlllB Courier BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ZTT~— — ' I NKWSIAIKK OK NOHTHEABT ARKANSAS AND BOM'I'lll.iAM-r K.IUU™,,,, **-r Says Shortages At Baltleiront Will Be Probed Touring Congressman Pledges Investigation When He Comes Home WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UP) — One of thc junketing congressmen wiring European battle fronts sajl here arc six critical shortages hampering our fighting men and reports hc will see that Congress ooks into the matter when he returns home. Representative Parnell Thomas, of New Jersey, now observing the Italian front, says the growing shortage of heavy nimnunltton and rubber tires is 'directly affecting Blythevlll* Herald Mississippi Valley leader the progress- of the war. And he says lack of hospital ships "ami enough whole blood for transfusions threatens the lives of our wounded men. Further, the New Jersey congressman says, Hie shortage of cigarcts and chaplains is affecting (lie morale of combat troops, Promises Action As ranking Republican member oj the House Military Affairs Committee Thomas has told the United h c plans to lead an im- Press mediate investigation to uncover the -source of deficiencies. Hack in Washington president Roosevelt is drawing up his new 194G budget on the assumption the war in Europe will be over before June 30, 1946. Informed sources say F.D.R. will call for a sharp cut in war expenditures. lopping nearly lo billion dollars from the current government outlay. Turning to events on the labor front. WLB Chairman William Davis hints that the government is planning drastic measures if Montgomery Ward and Company refuses to comply with Washington directives. The company has been given the deadline of midnight, tonight. Davis says the firm's continued defiance of WLB orders could prolong the war and the company's decision could have a profound effect on the morale of our fighting men as well as the war effort. Secretary Ickes promised jittery west coast officials today that there will be no hasty mass movement of loyal Japanese-Americans back to their former homes along the Pacific. Have Right To Return He says the Wnr Relocation Au thority ivlll intensify its efforts to relocate the Nisei citizens in othe : Princeton Survivor Back Home With Vivid Story Of Sinking "Abandon -ship!" The across the Currier Princeton's rule American seamen wnsed exploding iiminimition. wound from a Japanese bomb Oct. 2-1. Now at home on 11 well-earned 4- Icavc, "Dill" is visiting his mother Mrs. William JC. Taylor, Sr 511 N Broadway, and his sisters, Mrs' Mary Ethel Simmons and Miss Martha l/nilse Taylor. Bill will never forget that fateful day. He was one of the "old-timers" of the Princeton crew. Had been through nine major engagements aboard her In a. span of JO months just three less battles than the warship hnd lo her credit. Sees Enemy Strike The Blythevllle youth wns on the (light deck and saw the enemy dive bomber when it streaked down from the overcast sky, guns blazing, and dropped two "eggs", one going into the water and the other scoring a direct hit. An American fighter plane hopped on the enemy "Judy" and sent it plunging Into the sea. But the Princeton had suffered a mortal wound. The bomb ripped through her after deck, down into the ship's bakery, starting a fire from the blast which soon reached the magazine. The Princeton's crc« fought the names in vain. Their fire lines lost pressure and they used chemicals. Sill! the names spread. When the Princeton's own ammunition began exploding, the situation really became desperate Frantic crewmen shoved the planes From her flight deck into the sea '-o keep them from burning and ^ ,- ])lodmg. Six torpedo planes on thc Calvin C. Moody Killed In Plane Blyrheville War Ace Victim Of Air Crash At Abilene, Texas Capt. Calvin o. Moody, dubbed Hickory Nut Ffcud" for tenacity he displayed on the football field back h, high school days and Milch same determination brought mm a glowing record as a fighter squadron pilot in Panama and' later one of Clicnaulfs "Plying risers" in the Chhia.-Burma-lndia I heater, is dead. Tills 28-year-old caplaln In the Army Air Forces was killed instantly inie Saturday afternoon when his single engine fighter f )a «<! crashed while approaching the Abilene, Texas, field for a landing. Holder of numerous awards for %*™,^ . C , a|>lai ! 1 Mo ° rt y. son ol hangar deck belo 1 iv exploded, adding 3 months overseas service Details of the tragedy ' AND SOUTllliABT MISSOURI ^ DKCKMHKK 18, Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, nee. 18 (Ul'.J —Tin- Uniii'il Slates hi a statement of policy un I'olaml today said It wuulrl have no objection to seltlemcnt of Hie I'aUsh-Kus- slim biiumlui-y i)bi)ii(i) tK'fore (lie end of lhc war "if ; i mutual Jigrrejurm Is readied by the I'nllcd Nations directly coiimn- ' n here. The message lo his nl,. „ i__ *? " t; * Cruisers Stand By Two cruisers stood by lo give aid the Galling and lhc — - - ' . _. , - phasized. that those who prefer t return have a legal right to do so Incidentally, the Supreme Cour has just ruled -that United Stales Citizens of Japanese descent held in war relocation centers should be given their freedom if they are classified as "loyal" Americans. The decision was unanimous. In, Congress, Senator Connalh chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has opened debate on the six disputed State Department nominations. He has called for immediate confirmation of the appointments to speed American participation in world diplomatic negotiations. However, three new deal senators are planning to fight a delaying action in the hope that they can forestall approval of the list by the present congress. Flames Greyhound Bus All Passengers Escape With Baggage As Bus Burns Near Joiner A Blythevillc-bound Greylion< ! BUS was destroyed by fire late Saturday afternoon near Joiner but a passengers escaped injury and nl luggage was saved, the Blythc- villc office announced today. There were a number of local residents on the bus, which caught firo -»l C-.«c .... .. ° fire al Joiner, but p. ni., a mile south of names of passengers were not available here. 'Hie fire, which caught in the brake drums, could not be controlled by Ihe chemical extinguishers carried for inside me, as the flames already were fanned by lhc air on Ihe outside of (he bus underneath the brake housings, it was said. Upon discovery of thc flames, Driver Holloway slopped trie bus, .passengers alighted, .secured their luggage and stood on thc side of Highway 61 while thc large bus burned. Another bus was sent from Memphis to pick up the passengers en route noriti. Burns Triplet Dies; Burial Near Keiser Lester Burns, one of tthe triplet sons born lo Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hums of Brickeys, Ark., Sept. 4, was buried Saturday afternoon at Garden Point Cemetery, near Kcfa- cr. The baby died last Friday en route to Memphis Baptist Hospital where tile other babies are 111. The babies were taken to Ihe hospital several days aflcr birlh and when removed to their home by their parents two weeks ago, weUh- cd more than six pounds each. They became ill Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Burns, who farm in southwest Mississippi Comity, have five other children. Helen, Gcratdine, Clarence, Pauline and Lucllc. but nothing could save the stricken ship. It seemed that her crew, too might perish if they remained aboard any longer. Then came the order, "abandon ship." some grimy seamen knelt on the littered deck and prayed before going over the side. Many' did not know how to swim and only their llfejackets saved their lives Taylor-,md -to Tuii about'. 100 feet for a jacket. Just as he passed one of the elevators arid was four or five puces away there was a terrific explosion in the shaft. "It just wasn't my time to die," he told a Courier News reporter. The cruisers nnd three destroyers remained in the vicinity to pick up survivors while the remainder of the fleet hurried on to engage the enemy. Planes of the Princeton that were in.the air landed oh-another carrier. . • • '• •: ". Hundreds of,the Princeton's crew struggled in the water, liiakin" their way to lines cast over tlic sides of other warships. Some clutched at tlie hfejacfceU of others. Even when they reached the ropes of'reseulng ships, there was a mad scramble and climbing the lines was difficult for the exhausted survivors, many of them sick from swallowing sea wa- No wonder Bill Taylor is glad to . , „ , ~» ....be home for a good rest before he ,. d destro >" numerous planes and ships out on another carrier some- clt alr P° rt installations at Keng- time in January. He will spend a!- ung ln flnmes • • • forced down much happier Christmas than in! ! n Chlna - behind the Japanese Hues 1943 when hc was aboard a LSTJ, ' il took tllm weeks to walk '• are Incomplete pending arrival of ihe body expected tomorrow. Cobb Funeral Home will be in chnrire Credited with being thc first local flier to destroy an enemy airplane, Captain Moody had an outstanding career In foreign service His military life began Inle in 1940 when he enlislcd in the Air forces wliile a student at Union University, Jackson Tenn , Sentv.ro"Kelly "Fifif Texas, for final training,' he volunteered for overseas service two weeks before he was (o receive his wings and commision. On nts way overseas immediately he was given his wings anil com-' missioned as second lieutenant in a special ceremony Dec 12 1941 in New York City'.' Stationed in the Panama Canal Zone for six mouths he later was nlltl excelled his when . * T-- -he had new adventures constantly and where he al- sn, just as he hnd a member of thc team of Blythcvillc High Dispatches would tell of how lie brought down two Japanese air- Planes in a China fighter aircraft sweep dispatched two support Chinese troops pushing off Japanese attempts to push across the Southern Yunnan border how he boat ciiroutc to Pearl Harbor. Last Shrishnas was just another day, as " ' g on the boat with a Christmas ccie- BIH has been in the Navy almost •wo years and considers himself ucky. He has been in action all over he Pacific and is entitled lo 10 bat- there was notliin; which lo stage bration. tle stars. I never got a scratch," hc said although he went through major engagements in thc Marshalls, Pa- au. New Guinea, Truk, Salpan, Tin- iin. GUHIII, Rtita and off Formosa before his ship was sunk. He holds i commendation from his captain or his participation in the light to avc thc Princeton. Taylor rates the action at Saipan is (hc most exciting and dangerous m his entire experience. "It vas rough going," he remarked They engaged 500 Jap planes that vcrc supposed to be to .- cnronlc •Ham to refuel. The Jap aircralt vould dive deliberately between American naval craft lo cause crossfire between the ships, but Bill had he satisfaction of seeing many of he enemy pilots take thc death ilungc. There was considerable fighting at light, hc said, as the Japs chose o attack under cover of darkness. One night the Princeton's planes iad to return to their mother ship n the dark, and although they wcrc n danger of attracting the cneinv, he ships turned on all their lights o guide the American warplanes sack to their carriers. Alter thc Princeton sinking, Taylor went to the Caroline Islands where lie went aboard a vessel of the Merchant Marine, but had to go back lo Guam because thc shin was taking scabces there. They then lined homeward, stopping over at Pearl Harbor a short lime before coming on to San Diego. He was one of the first Princeton survivors to return lo the States. 1, . Hl,l.l\o \\J Willv. • teck " lo 1'Is base, as he eluded the enemy constantly, hut he made 1U Considering ULs dangerous work an opportunity lo sec a lot of the world, he was very modest about nis outstanding record and loved visiting stnuige parts of the world. Following his return from thc Par East, flying his ship home alone -he visited in Blylhcvllle several times. Here last January, upon his arrival in the States, hc was reassigned to Abilene. He was home several days in May and again Sept. 6 for n visit with his parents and other members of his family at their home on the Gosncll road. Born in Blythcvillc. lie spent his entire life here until he went to college In 1938. He enrolled al University of Mississippi, Oxlord but was told "too small" when he went out for football so transferred lo Union University where lie played. One of four sons In service, a brother, Raleigh Edward Moody, is a chief petty officer of the Navy stationed at Alameda. Calif.; Tech. Sergt. Garland Moody is in the AAP at Roswell, N. M.. and Allen C. Moody Jr., Is a Marine corporal .somewhere in the South Pacific. He also Ls survived by two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Ponld.v nf Phoenix, Ariz., and Mr. Edward Franklin Castcll of Blythcvillc. Chicago Wheat open high low dose pr.cl. Dec. . 1G8-* May . 1B3*. 16*'.J 168?, IMIl IK)?; IfiS'j IKS./, Blythevilh Medical Officer Is Promoted Thomas Kent Mahan. Blythcvillc physician now In lhc Army Medical Corp, has been promoted to rank of major, it lias been announced. In the Amiy more than two years, he now is stationed at William Beaumont Hosoilal, El Paso Texas, where his family 1.5 with He (s son of Mrs. T. J. Mahan. The B-29 Superfortress has H!) eoetrlc motors, over ten miles o! i,ir <' half of tubing. WASHINGTON, Her. 18 (U.I 1 .) —'I'lic Navy aunuiim-ed (his afternoon n,at American submarine* have sunk :rj more Japanese vi'.wls, Including 12 war . I'll'*, hi ilcvaslallnp further MH't'iis acainsl 11m rai'iiiy's supply lines. LONDON. Doc. i« (U.l'.)- llrillsh offlrl.il queers lod.iy linlli-cl Hie Washington stalciimil on riihinil l,y SiTrelarj- ot Slate l.dwani Stfltinhis as showing "a .siiljvinnlj.-ii mcunire O f ilg i- fe . iiic-nt boluiTii Hrltain and Ihe Unlltil States." WASHINGTON. »cc, 18 (UP.) —l-'onrlccii riiiKlrailers of a ial- ary klrkliark niclicl nl the Army linrl of rmbarkiidan base al Brooklyn, N. y,. w j,| ch esac(e(I more than 5150,000 from workmen, have been arrested. This Is announced by (he Department of Justice. Chatnbiins Open New Auto Firm Local Men To Operate Studebokcr Agency For This Territory Chamblln Sales Co., a pnrtner- ijiip of U-x D. and William D. "nill" Jiiiiiibliti, opened for business today as Slndehakcr dealers in Ulythevlllc and surrounding territory ami nlso in the used car and service business. The n6w flrtn i s located nt the corner of Ash and Railroad streets a,, the rear of Joe Isaacs' Store In a brick building which hns. been remodeled and enlarged. To sell used cars and trucks now, new atudcbaker automobiles niid trucks also will be sold when available; the service department will include garage facilities for nil makes of automobiles ami the various service stock in this line ol business, It was announced by the owners. Both of the men, long residents of Blythcvillc, will be active In tie new business. Lex.D. cimmbliti who has sold automobiles here for 18 years, resigned his position with Lay Eich Chevrolet Company to enter business for himself and his brother William D Chamblin, resigned his position with Krcy Packing Company, after having been „ meat salesman In Northeast Arkansas and boullieast Missouri for ihe past 21 The new firm Ls housed in a modern building of brick, which hns n SINGLE'COPIES FIVE CENTS , Nazi Counter-Offensive Hurls Back First Army- B-29 Sj Again HitfNagoya Enemy Aircraft Production Hit In Newest Raid Japanese Indicate Superforrs Caught Defenses Off Guard WASHINGTON, Dec, II) (up, _, I'or the second time In n week, u leel of American Superfortresses has delivered u punishing |,i ow llt the war-vilnl Japanese city ot Na- Boyfi. • Some 100 l)20s took off from bases In Halpaii and for two hours the siiuerlorls dropped bombs and explosives on the Industrial plants ol Ncifoya, iho capital of the Jnn- nilF>l:n tlli<j>r>n 11 I...1....1 „_. ' anesc aircraft Industry. Tho iiltack occurred at 12:30 p. ni. lolcyo time. And tbc Japs hidl- Bimrd iignln. Hariio U-29s feinted eastward toward Tokyo. Suddenly ' course and TOHAY'H WAK ANALYSIS i Counter-Drive Recalls Push Of Ludcndorff B.V DAVID WliKKfi United I'rtM SUff Wrllfr The Cicrman nrmy once again Is flclitlitK for time. Their counter-oiTcnslve agnln.vt the American First Army front appears lo be u xninblo wllli n slncle throw of lhc dice, to determine whether the Na/.l IlohlliiR i,mchlnc dies quickly, or survives the winter, into next spring. In ninny of Its nspecls. tin: present German attack, spread over an 80-mllc slcor of the liocv river front bears a striking resemblance to the final,counter-attack launched by the Cieriiuins In tho summer of At that time, Ihe acr'mniiV'abio were lighting for time, lighting to them off 1 smash the Allies before the full ' ""'Kill' ot tho American lorccs could ., — i thrown inlo tho battle. And when de SiedT^ tllc "-j a ,, f ' alc(l ' Germany was all UO , 1Q . ncstpmfcd on Nnguyn. There Is u good Yanks Face Serious Situation As Nazis Stage All-Out Drive PAKIS, DKC; 18 (U.I'.)-IL.still wns too early this -ifler noon lo determine I lip. full extent of -the big Germ™ eoii, ~ CT-ptisli iiKniiiBl. the : American KirsL Armv front 'lint on* thn.ii was demv'n.e sittmlion WHS sorloUs/The Go"m°ns' wore nuking a considerable part of ihoir men amlut, !" KiNen howor'ji iilmu: iw ., ,i,.;.._ ..... ., "'j? 1 "!' 1 . Hammer Slayer Gets Life Term Holland Man To Begin Sentence For Fatal Beating Of Wife Rus Worrell, 38, of. Holland, Mo '' Mti '' i!i ' iswi " display rooms and n ,,cw addition for the garage department Besides thc new addition, added j .. --- -• ---H"V«HII, J1UIJUU to thc rear, three lots on Ash street arc to be used for display of used cars and trucks. The display r0 o llls an(I omc( , In lhc front of the building which faces Railroad street, Ihe adjacent stock along wilh room, with (ho , o service department in the rear to have an opening i,| so on the alley Sam Grimes, who came to BlyUic- yiltc Iii 1002, and well known in business circles, will be in charge of the stock department Manager of the service "department will be Harry Grimes, long nin Blytlie , si " ce 40 years »g o company goes c "f". cs duly trucks The firm plans to have available soon as possible the new stude- bakcr cars after the into production. The Studcbaker factory now is being used for making of cyclone c " • Flyine Fortresses, heavy s and the new M-29 Weasel new secret weapon made known only after the invasion of France. 'opcr Campaign Delayed Because Of Labor Crisis nifficulty in obtaining workers o make waslc paper collections on specified days is one of the wor- -ies confronting salvage leaders icre. 1,. G. Nash, chairman in charge of wa.slc paper salvage here, told thc Courier News thai labor •hortagc made It Impossible to col- cct p.-tper here Saturday, the date regularly set for this work. Mr. Nash said arrangements now ire being worked out under which It s hoperf that anonicr collection ante can be set on which workers will he available. Meanwhile, lie warned BMhcviHo cople nol to relax their efforts In co-operating with thc salvage work. We will get our (r o, lb i c stra | ght . "led out as soon as possible and we will want every scrap of/ waste >apcr we can get lo make up for thc delay in collection." And, allhoiigh ihe Urgct.s were not si)eclfied Ills nssumeU ! mat the nlrmen bombed the vast , '" '""Hary stmtegy, sue) l3 oxccll(! »t tactics. It's al Iwcnuso such a counter. supplies heaped on The Crowded • nS5IUI " crashes liciul-on nuainij'i'con- walerfrotit, u | s bi-lleved thiit tile attack on Hankow „„., equally as strong as the operation against Nngoya. Radio Tokyo also reports Super- torts Hearing Nanking-the seat of the puppet Chinese Government Tokyo says six B-20s ii]ipeared near Nanking without dropping bombs However, Uhoi'c has been- no Allied em'tio™ f " lfc '8»Mrforl<op- In the battle lo liberate the I'lill- thc Japanese nullo lajor battle | s shaph.,, „., Jose, cm Mtndoro Island sriys ippines, n™ - "«« nciii Sni f,n?'T r ', lhe " ltcsl America, f on dispatches sny lhc offensive " lvmie " gaining momentum. They rcpoi't that Amerrain ground troops have peneratV. 12 miles Inland and now Manila" °" ly 13 ° " lllcs from Major Kichard Bong, the Wisconsin combat ace. hns bagged his 40th Japanese plane hi the Pacific, vvitcn Bong won Uic Congressional Medal of Honor, he ha,j 35 lo his credit, 'Hint wns j,, st | asl wcck Funeral Planned At Hickman, Ky., For Mrs. Owens Mr*. Mary Agnes Owens of Hickinan, Ky.. mother of Sam G Owens, died ycslenlay afternoon at Hal s Ferry Memorial Hospital si Louis. She was 77. Funeral services will be held lo- inorrow afternoon al the Christian church of Hickman with buriixl be Ihcre. to Sergf. Jerry Holly Of Cooter Is Wounded Sergt. Jerry Holly of Cooler, Mo., as been wounded In action. Ihe War Department has Informed his 'arcnls. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Holly of Cooler. Member of the tank corj:s, of : hich he la a tank commander, he !'as been in Frai.cn but II was not Announced vounded. where he was when Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl, Bee. . llllS Ill'i 110% 111!! lll'.i May , 108S 109V* 108',i 100 108-X Mrs, Owens was removed lo thc hospital three weeks ago when her condition became scrioas. Mr. and Mrs. Sam c. Owens will loin other members of thc family at Iflckmnn. She also Is survived by two daughters. Mr. Myrtle Grolh of Los Angeles and f,frs. Mac Wood of St. Louis, and four other sons. Arthur Owens of Monrovia Calif John Owens of Bcnton Hnrlmr! Mich., Cecil aaid Alvln H. Owens of St. Louis. Holt Funeral Home Is in charge. Flagg Services Today Funeral jervices for Biidd Flagg. 02-year-old barber of Monettc who died suddenly late Friday, were be held this afternoon at the Mclhodlst church (here. Tile Rev. J. L. Shelby, pastor was to conduct services at 2 o'clock, with burial at Ihe Monettc cemetery. Holt Funeral Home was In Charge. centrated power on the olher side Hut localise it docs lilt where Ihe power Is concentrated, If pays the biggest dividends If H succeeds u lines Ihe most damage lo themiosl forces, - - ; . -. -The chances-for success lie partly In Ihe timing. Ollense always is the best defense, If you have sufficient energy to pips?:, an offensive. For one thing, It makes the other side ngnl according lo your nine schedule, not Ills own. For 'that reason H stands thi) best chance of upscl- H»K Ihe defender iitiil creaUn B cbn- fusfon drills ranks, All the reports from the inciicalc that the Ihroivn In Just front Germans have nil they luvve for this drive against the First Army, If It fails, the chances are Hie Nazis will have shot their bolt. A major drive by the Germans must keep going forward, pushing the Americans back until the whole front inside Clcrinany on the Frnnco-Ucl- gian border Is unhinged. II )t f n || B U will only be because the Germans have reached tho point of ex-' hruislion. 'Hie mcmofrs of Genera! Ludcn- clorlf explains clearly lhc coil of' such failure In 1918. Here's wlnit I.urtcndorff had to say about the Kltuatlon In July of 1018. Hc •ffrolt- "The energy of the army had not Mifflced lo deal ll,c enemy „ decisive blow Ireforc lhc Americans were on the si»t in considerable force It was clear lo me lhal our general slltmtlon hnd become very serious.' Tells of l>ef«l Achnittlns the crime, ho'did not nr .J C ,tf." nllvc dthi;r « l Uic time announced, jilted at Caruthersville since ar- icMcd shortly iifl 0r (he attack tnnk .1 ««« Oct. n. l,o Ls to be removed Uils,H-cek to (he Missouri stale prls- Worroll, member of a well known Holland family, u "'""I ws over Ihe head U.own nip Will. Ellis home at Hollnncl. The attack occurred while Worrell family «•„., v | sU | llg tho s family thc 1)Bvh n([ { short time before from Flint, M i c]l ployed Mr ' W °'' re " """ 1)c "' «»• Mr. and Mrs. Worrell ivcrc iiar- " Us ol n daughter, Jan Worrell 12 h'fi'S ?,""'! M 01 ' Inolhcr unconscious after the father had called her to the porch. They n l so wcrc ,,„ , Pl " kel ' The family hnd lived in' Holland Flint" ° f BOlnB to Benefit Show Raises $7450 In War Bonds Kcsldcnls of Uixora put thc final punch Into thc town's Sixth War Bnml Drive with $7540 worth of •15" bonds piuchfised by those who Then, on August 8lh. came lhc I ' ndc " tllc Lllx Theater benefit British .inti French attacks. And lmrty ' n «'»<lny n!«hl, a check has ---------- ' towni'd the Rhine. The battle Is raging along u 70- mile fluid front below and west of me southern headwaters of lhc Roer. The Germans Imve penetrated deeply into American lines In nt least Ihrcc points and actually have thrust buck' (icrau the borders of Luxembourg and Belgium In those plnces. An American radio correspondent Gordon FYnser, says thc Germans have made nl Iciuil n dozen penetrations of the American lines, and that hi some places, the assault troops arc striking wllh the support of M many as 00 tanks. New.i Illaikuul Allied headquarters -has clamped, down 11 security blacknut on 1116 extent -or the German counter- drive. On Ihe surface-, it appears that the First Army's right Hank is more or ess rolling with the Nazi punch while gathering strength lo counle,- , A FJrsl Army spokesman, while FulmlUing the gravlly of the enemy iirive, says comilcr-measure.s already are In. operation lo seal off the enemy penetrations of our lines For the first time In military his-. l°iy, thQ Ocrmans uscd'V-bombs in close support of the ground offensive, in an effort lo disrupt Atiicricnn rear'lino communication's both on Ihc-'Flrst and Nlnlh Army fronts to Ihe north. ''They also Used; parachute troops Ur°PPtoR.tncm,\)BJi|ii<Vbur lines, but - . .udendorff writes: "AURMSI 8th wa v he black day of Ihe German army In the history of this war. A few pages later, Ludcudorff gives lhc tip-off, fie writes: "The Emperor <Kaiser Wllhelmt (oi,i mc j n(er thiil after thc failure of the July y offensive and after August 8th he knew lhc war could no longer be won." icvenlcd. In addition lo bonds purchased by people of that section earlier in lhc campaign, ihey dug Into their pockets again to purchase Ihe S.18.15 bonds In nn effort lo put Grass Fires Reported Burning of grass caused two fire alarms during the weekend, prevented any dam- tut firemen age. Trailer "residences' •ttt 450 North Sixtii were threatened by a grass fire Saturday afternoon, The other run was to 425 South Lake where firemen quickly extinguished flames. N, Y. Stocks 164 1-2 Amcr Tobacco ............ 66 Anaconda Copper ........ 281-4 Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Motors Int Harvester U S Steel 04 1-2 91 3-8 64 81 Mississippi County over lhc top In that tyiw of bond. Moses Sltman, owner nnd oper- „, nlor of the theater, was host for six days after that black August ">o show ixirty which admission »lri, the Kaiser ordered his were- tickets wcrc bonds shown wl ollaVo S ' nlC '° lns " tutc IMMCO nc - lllld bccn Purchased last week. Thus, we have the record of what failure of a big push meant lo the Ocrmans in 1915. Aml 1(/s m possible lhal thc Germans face Hit .•lame consequences of a similar failure in World War II. Incidentally, Ltldendorft's notes on World War I also serve to destroy one of the biggest frauds Hitler ever perpetrated on his own people. Hitler has sold Germany on the Idea that Ihey did not lose World wnr f, but were duped Into surrender by promises of a soft peace that is. thc Wilson 14 points. Bui we have it dawti in black and white from LudendorfT thc canimandcr-in-chtcr of the German armies in 1918, the top warlord Incidentally, while Hitler was only a coriwral. Ludendorff said bluntly Ihe German army was licked beyond further ability to wage war. As he said on August 8th, the fate of Ihe German people wns to him too high a stake. 'Hie war had to be ended. Thc fate of the German people again is at slake. Bill Ihe question Is, Is there 11 LnriendorfT to consider them as the higher stake. New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl Mar. .. 2188 2193 2187 21B9 2190 May ..2183 2188 2182 2182 2184' May July .. 2H3 2149 2143 2145 2146) July Oct. .. 2053 20SO 2053 2058 2053 Oct 59 1-2 Dec. .. 2047 2041 2047 20J5 2040 Dec Mrs. J.I.Crenshaw Dies Early Today At Trenton, Tenn. Mrs. J. I. Crcnsliinr, mother of Mrs. C. A. Cunningham and well known here where she hart visited a number of times, riled at 4:30 o'clock Ihls morning al her home In Trenlon, Tenn. Ill several days, Mrs. Cunningham tinri spent the past several days there but returned last night when her mother apparently was Improved. Mrs. Cunningham returned this morning, accompanied by Mr. Cunningham, who has remained for funeral services to bo held there Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Crcushaw, long a resident of Trenton where thc family Is well known, made iier home with a son, John Crenshaw, and family. She also is survived by two other daughters. Mrs. Walter Morrow of cmndcu, Ark., and. Miss Mary Crenshaw of Knoxvillc, Tcnu., and two other sons, Will Crenshaw 01 Knox- vllle, and a wn at Barllersvllle, Okla. N. CX Cotton open high losv close pr.cl. . 2191 21S4 2)91 2192 2191 2187 2188 2184 2184 2185 2151 2153 2147 2141 2151 Mar. 2054 2059 2054 2057 2055 wi>».'.f'!Wi-'}> ., A very v .ifnHied 1 .,mmi-, Mrs.-Most of them have bcciv mop- Peel up, but some avc still holdln" oul In some sectors. .; '' J.uflwaffo Suffers; ileavily : As for the air support thY Germans gave lo Ihe ground -..troop"Ihe enemy paid n heavy price. German fighters mid fighter-bombers ran head-on into powerful American hilercejitor units, and In trie first, 36 hours of battle, they lost 103 plnnes,.lo 33 -American plants shot down. 1 As we sa|d before, the full force ol the Nazi counter-drive, struck the American First Army's rigU yving,-running from .Ihe Monschau Forest area southward to Tier. Farther north, General Hodges left (lank-continued the drive eastward '•ushlng closer lo the Roer river aiir) the fortress (own of Duren. The 83rd Infantry- Is making a house-to- house mop-up of the German garrison lit- a lown, on Ihe western outskirts of Durcn, To the south, the American Seventh Army, driving northward from tlic upper Rhine, has pushed deeper along a 21-mile front, into the Siegfried line fortifications guard- Ing thc Saar valley and the Rhine Palatinate. Front reports says both thc Seventh and the Third Armies nrc making steady progress against Iiicrcaslngsy heavy opposition. But field dispatches say .the Germans opposing the Seventh Army consist at the moment of only elements of five divisions plus some fortress troops, a total In nil estimated unofficially nt not more than about 10,000 troops. In the Allied air campaign, against Germany, 500 American heavy bombers attacked the rail- yards at Coblen, Cologne and Main/, today, along with similar objectives elsewhere in thc western Reich. Many other large formations new out over the Channel, apparently for now blows against Nazi communications dlreclly be- hliijl the front. The r.ilds followed a heavy three pronged tilglil assault by thc" RAF. Ark-Mo Seeks Right To Raise RateSchedule LITTLE ROCK,'Dec. IB. (UPl— Thc Arkansas Utilities Commission Thursday will hold hearings on the application of the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company to increase Its rate schedule. The commission will also hold hearings on the application of the Petit Jean Co-operative Corporation [or rural electric extensions hi Cleburne, Coiway, Faulkner, Pope nnd Van Burcn counties. And a hearing on thc applications by tli3 Farmers Electric Rural Co-operative and thc Arkansas Power and Light Company for rural extensions In Jackson and Independence Counties U scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy-and colder this afternoon and tonight. 2045 2043 Tuesday fair and not quite so cold.

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