The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 20, 1944
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VOL. XLI—NO. 23-1 MilffiyLEjgURIER NEWS ~I —————. «« nu ur nuitiutAbl AKKANBAfl AND fiOlJTHUAa-r Miuummr •—-«• BlythevIIle Dally New» Blythevlllo Courier BlythevUIe Herald Mississippi Valley Lender ™V1^ ( __ _ j^iljlll^^^^ "— LSJESERVES JOIN FIGHfTNBEJll New Fires Kindled In Tokyo By B-29s, bombed By Unilcd Press The Japs say American Superfortresses lokyo agam, showering Iho cn ,,ii«| with Ihe j np annotniccment, first heard in a Gcrmai, broad- stiirlcd by at all Earlier- ,,ieas u - es /o ing The German dispatch gives 'no details Tokyo had broadcast a clescriirtion of new ,,ieas u - es o ng taken in the Japanese capital nnd at the industrial center of Nagoya tor decreasing the damage toll from B-29 n Is lokyo announced thai more suburbs of the capital wi be evacuated and a transportation ,,,-iorilv svste or h sick and for children and old people is Ijciiur set tin Arrangements' are being made to * fa ' provide stronger shelter for workers who must remain in the factory districts. The twice-bombed aircraft man-' ufacluring city of Wagoya lias been ] Placed under an automatic air raid alert every night from midnight to dawn, and under a "slate of precaution" from sunset to midnight each day. Reports from reconnaissance pilots reveal that hundreds of fires resulted from the B-29 attacks yesterday on docks at Hankow in China. In the raid on Qninra, south of Tokyo and the location of one of Japan's biggest naval air bases, it still is not clear what results were obtained since the weather has not permitted close observalio ill the The Chinese central broadcasting station lias begun a series of daily warnings to the Chinese in Japanese-occupied territory, so that Chinese will not be victims of the stepped-up Allied air offensive. The broadcasts tell the Chinese they must leave cities In 'occupied China containing Jap military installations immediately when the alarm ,is given. The Chinese also are H'orlWil agf-inSt riding,,on:,Japli controlled . trains and '• ships and large convoys of junks. On the Philippine island of Lev- te, ground fighting in the Ormoc corridor continues, but Jap resistance is showing signs or complete disintegration. Three hundred miles northwest, on Mindoro, no orga- nised Jap ground opposition yet has developed. And Allied engineers are rushing to complete airfields on the newly invaded island. Planes or our Third Air Fleet still are inking a high toll of, Japanese; shipping in the Philippines. The British Pacific Fleet commander. Admiral Sir Bruce Frascr is conferring with Admiral Nimitz in Pearl Harbor, in a meeting expected to foreshadow powerful new naval blows against Japan. In Washington, it is revealed that our Chinese-based Superforts arc operating from the Chcnglu area Clicngtu is tlie capital of the Western china Province of Szcchwan The giant system of B-29 bases were built with the aid of some 400 thousand Chinese coolies Blan Heath Auto Firm Is Opened Company Will Serve As Goodrich Dealer For Blyrheville A new business is being establish^] here, tlie Blan Heath Auto nnd Home Supply fir m , whlch wm serve ns deaisr for the Goodricli lire and Rubber Company in Blv- thcvllle. Tlie new firm, owned bv Blan Heath, his wife, the former Miss Virginia Little, and her father, Torn A. little Sr., is located at 425 West The Best Christmas Present of All V His daddy is home for Chrutmas and what more could n mile fellow «,,„(,? llus Munnler gets a uo-xl B ,'IP on Dac,'s leg alter first greeting, we,, over at Washington's Union Station y,si Jav u|,I.e Mom ^ herself another kiss. (N13A Telejihoto.) Mnln. R. G. Edwards is manager of the business, to be supervised by Mr. Little until Sergeant Heath returns home after thc war, at which time he and. Mrs. Heath will operate the biislnc— • •<Js, It along wlth was .announced. - Mrs. Five New Aides Of Stettinius Are Sworn In WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UP) — The nation's number one cabinet official, Secretary of State Stet- (inuis, and his new high command got to work this afternoon on the diplomatic problems of war and iwacc. The 4-1-ycar-old stale secretary watched the swearing-in of five of his six new aides at an an unprecedented: ceremony and the long- awaited State Department reorga- nisation became a reality, at least in part. Stettinius says a vigorous, alert and forward-looking leadership in foreign affairs is necessary. And he promised the new State Department team will carry out what he calls a liberal foreign policy with level-headed and businesslike effectiveness. "We will leave no stone unturned to make the state Department strong and fully equipped to discharge its responsibilities. Vigorous leadership in the conduct of ils foreign relations by our government is more essential now than at any lime in our history," he said. The oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Justice ' Stanley Reed in Slcitinhis' outer office. Following Joseph Grew, now (he number-two man of the State Department, "I do's" were Intoned by assistant secretaries Will Clayton, Archibald MacLcish, Nelson A. Rockefeller and James C. Dunn. Only Brigadier General Julius Holmes was absent, He already was on his way to Europe where he has been serving as General Eisenhower's advisor on civil affairs. , .. - rs. Heath now is 'witlV Sergeant-Heath, stationed at Fort 1 Sunnier. 'N. M This new store will sell . merchandise distributed by the B F Goodrich Rubber Company with' shipments of tires already received and oilier merchandise to be added as available, an rt will operate Wic service station selling Gulf pro- The present location will be remodeled and a new building added as soon as wartime conditions permit, lo house the modern store and service. station plnnncd, it was said. The new manager h as had many .^.Wiencc in service station d tire business: ' All of the owners are well known in Blythevillc where they IOUK lived with Mr. r.ittie Wenti- Plant To Prosper Sweepstakes Awarded To Mississippi Couple A Mississippi farm couple who they have been saving for 11 .started as sharecroppers 15 years when they would have an ', ago, and who this year mndc filiiil (unity | o |j,, y „ f!ltln Tlu ™ ra x'™'r °'i "i' !ir r HB .- acl ' c . fium ! UlD 5' "'•» operating, and" have; bceii 3C ears ahead of schedule, last' promised by FSA officials 1 the mglit were crowned 1D« grand chance to do so when the iiaencv sweepstakes champions in the nth! is ready to sell the entire tract, annual Plant to. Prosper Contest Mr. and Mrs. Joyncr are nctivc and a Peimscot County, Mo., fain-1 in their conmiunltv, and their cliil- ily won prize. the tenant sweepstakes . and tied numerous businesses. Lions Are Entertained Members of Ihe Blythevillc Lions ^tiib and n number of guests were entertained yesterday at the luncheon meeting of the club with a musical program presented by George Green and Harry Carter Fair, who played two cornet duets, accompan- ^,.,0" the piano by Mrs. Russell Tlie numbers played included "Tea F °i' Two", and "When Day Is Done." eluded rr8 ™ sl ? rnt lhc luncheon included L. 7. Moore Jr., Lieut. J. w McHancy, Lieut. Russell Farr, Lieut ' Howard Moore. •_.. i of Joncsboro Mason. Courthouse To C/osc Offices at thc ,Blythevillc courthouse will be closed all day Saturday. Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holidays, it was announced todny by County Judge nolnml Green. Burglar Enters 3 Houses Here Sleeping Occupants Report Total Loss Of $166 Last Ni 3 ht Three Blythevillc residences in me same neighborhood were enter PjJS wh? X 8 "'. ttaHf $166 for the night's work Police Chief William Bcrryman and other local officers today werc making an intensive investigation ° niiT*, 1 !!- 8 " cffort w '" rln = a Halt to this form of crime which is becoming more annoying with each new incident The thief opened a icrccn door porch of thc n IK c> Bilbicy residence, 11 lo West Hollv, o gain entrance to the house after the Bilbreys had returned late last »'8nt from Memphis where they ntlended the plant to Prosper banquet. Mr. Bllbrey's trousers were robbed of $23. He Is county farm ngcnl here. A larger haul was' made at the R. S. Beard home, 1134 Holly, which the prowler entered through a screen window to steal $30 In currency. Third house lo be ™,, ChRrlle Brlght Willow street where found a door unlocked and walked in. coming out S58 richer. Tn none of the places were oc- iHints of the houses aroused, Mr. Bei'ryman said. Grand champions were Mr. and Mrs. Connie E. Roberts. -II 36; respectively, of Greenwood Springs, Monroe County,. Miss. Tenant champions were Mr. ai)d Mrs. Ar.clue :Jpynciv..p^.and 51 respectively, of Pnscolai Mo. Mr. nnd Mrs. Roberts, parents of four, children.. received the $500 cash a.ward and a set of dishes as sweepstakes winners in :i farm competition which attracted 114,887 farm fnmiliei this year. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Jeffrey of Hoxic, Ark., won the $100 sweepstakes award in the Home Improvement Division. The contest is sponsored by The Commercial Appeal, Memphis newspaper,- for farm families of Missouri;! 1 'Arkansas; Tennessee and Mississippi. i . . • Mr.. and Mrs. Joyncr, parents of nine children, received a $250 cash award and a set of dishes. The Joyner couple and children operate a' Gl-acrc farm owned by thc FSA which they plan (o buy as soon as thc agency Is ready lo sell. i Presentation of these and numer- i ous other state prizes in Landowner, Tenant and Home Improvement Divisions werc made at the banquet last night at Hotel I'ca- body, Memphis, attended by county winners, extension agents and newspaper edilors, along with a number of widely known agricul- lural leaders. Osceola Times of Oscrola, with b'. M. Hodges as publisher, was awarded the ncwspauer trophy of Rev. J. A. Arkansas for its publication of and Gary farm news in connection with the contest. Mr. and 'Mrs. Earl H. Wildy of Lcncbvillc were presented £100 for first place in the Landowner Division of the Arkansas contest. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Woodward, of Osceola were presented $25 for i third place honors in the .same division. Cash prizes totaling $1900 were given 24 state winners and county winners received Certificates of Honor. Mr. Joyncr has been farmin., since 1D08, and was a sharecropper 15 years before he became u tenant. Four years ago he made application for a unit on a large tract operated by the FSA. and his application was accepted. Thr farm at that time had very goixl soil, but the buildings and fences were In a bad state of repair. The Joy- |ner family got busy. Ulie dwelling has been completely remodeled, new barns and outbuildings have 'been constructed snd new fences put tip. Meanwhile, the cropping system has been greatly improved: and a conservation program approved by thu Missouri Extension Service hn<, been started. So well do the Joyncivs follow the live-at-honie program thc family of nine spent only $250 this year for food that could not be produced on thc farm. During the year they consumed S1627 worth nf liome- produced food, and now have a food Inventory of $035. Mr. Joyncr had nine sources of income this year, and showed a net gain for Ihe year of $3042. Largest income item was cotton which trough in $2700 from 23 acres. Milk, egps and poultry accounted for $779. Mr. and Mrs. Joyner have long drcn are members of 4-H Clubs. Mrs. Joyncr is a 4-11 club project lender. / Mrs. Stacy Dies-, in California Rites Will Be Held Ar Piedmont Calif., For Local Woman Mrs. aigar A. Stacy Sr., who for a number of years divided hor time Three Perish In Fire Farm Couple Stives Four Other Children When Home Burns Three sons of a farm family were .""'rnud lo death early today when i ' cslroycd thc home of Mr. and '• John Lcc Davis on Island 37 near Jollier. ' Dead are: Gilbert, 14. Jerry, 13, and Clinton, eight, Four other younger children werc rescued by Mr. and Mrs. Davis who called;to llw.iiior fhlldro" as-thev carried the youngest from llic '(lam- Ing house. The boys awakened nnd were at- leniptlng to put on some clothing but werc trapped by the Humes which swept through the small house. •'Mr. Davis was'awakened shortl before 2 o'clock by the smell o smoke, he said. Arousing his wlft they ran. to the beds where l,h "" ""'"""' " ' call loud I they said. One of thc.'daughters, ngc.8, Bali her brothers were struggling to gc Into their clothes us she ran fron The room wns consumed in flame, by the time the parents had Ihp died Monday in Piedmont. She was 1 In ill health for several years her condition did not become critical until a short time before she died. Funeral .services 'ivlll bo held at Piedmont tomorrow afternoon. Following cremation, thc asliesl yo "" ttci ' cllll dren safely outdoors " ' Origin of Ihe lire was undetermined but It was believed to havi been caused by a live left In Lin heater stove last night. The Davis family had lived on the II. S. Bowdcn farm on Island 37 for 10 years but during last Winter moved to lilylhcvlllc for scvcra months before reluming lo the fnrrv this Spring. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Hi noon todnv with the bodies at Cobh visited was thc culprit will be sent to Memphis where they will be Interred at Klmwood Cemetery along side the grave of her husband. Dale of Ihe burial service will be announced later. Born i;i Atlanta. Mrs. Stacy was reared in Georgia and also lived in Greenville, Miss., prior to coming to Mississippi County. Mr. nnd Mrs. Slacy lived at Stacy, Ark., wherr Mr. Stacy develop*! iai'ge land holdings and later at their plaiitaUon at Dell where lluir son. Edgar A. Slacy, now makes Iii.s home. Resides her son, she is .surviicii by three daughters, Mrs. dive Marshall of Bnrringlon, 111., with her mother when she died; Mrs. \V. TV. Fox of Piedmont, with whom Mrs. Siacy made her iiomc, and Mrs L A. Walthall of Salinas, Calif. Pilot Missing In Philippines Lieut. Leroy H. Ross, Former Local Athlete, Lost In Leyte Action Lieut, l.croy H. Ross, son of Nr nnd Mrs. Walter J. Ross of IBS West Vine street, has been reported missing in action since Nov. !4 over Leylc. according to n mcssajc received this morning by his parents. Overseas tor thc past 1.1 months. Lieutenant Ross was promoted to 'he rank of first lieutenant in thc Army Air Forces a month ajo while serving ;is pilot of a p-38 in the Philippines area. ' Lieutenant Ross, a former stl- «ent at lilylhcvlllc High Schrol "'here he lettered in football and basketball, was commissioned I" October of last year at William Field, Chandler. Ariz. In addition to his parents, Lieutenant Ross has two sisters In B.'y- theville. Mrs. Bcrnicc Brown aid Miss Lorcnc Ross. EL AS Forces Capture RAF Headquarters LONDON, Dec. 20. <UP>—A laic, bulletin from Athens today said a left-wing EIjAS force of 1000 men, women, toys and girls armed with liand grenades, has captured the New York Cotton Mar. . 2194 2I!» Mfiy . 2189 2180 July . 214!) 21W 2191 2185 2H4 dreamed of /arm ownership, iind Dec. Oct. . 2005 20Cf> 2058 2101 2134 2185 S188 2144 2140 2059 2164 2040 2050 British air force headquarters miles outside Ihe capital. Word of thc capture came on the heels of an ultimatum issued by Urillsh General Scoble, notifying the iutllsl forces that he will open a full-scale campaign lo criisn them unless they lay down their arms by s o'clock tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, the Greek situation, and British interference In It. headed into a genera] debalc In the House of Commons. Before thc debate on Greece opened, Prime Minister Churchill Issued a general statement. He conceded that llic ,big three, America. Russia and Britain, have fallen into dLi- ngreemcnt on what should be Allied policy in liberated Europe, but said Britain Is doing her utmost to heal the breach. He made it plain, however, that the three nations are cooperating fully on the prosecution ol the war. Resident Of Steele Suffers Broken Leg Jolui Mien, 49, of Stcelc, Mo,, broke his leg last night when he stepped into a scale pit. The right leg broken 'below the knee, he was removed lo Walls Hospital where he was rc.sllng very well today. The platform scales bad been removed and the pit left open to cause the accident, it was said. T01MV8 WAK ANALYSIS First Army Must Strike Telling Blow By 1>AVII> WKKKS United l'rr*s Stuff Writer The (Imctiiblc for the war in t rope Is being drawn up on II American First Anny front, Everything hinges on how (|tilck ly (h« First Army can snap bin. from llic severe blows dealt it b the vicious counter-drive liumchc by (he Germuns. There Is evidence that, tho Yimk already have diken enough «f a toe hold, nlded by simigc nssuiilla L Allied bombers hitting at the Nu front lines, to slow the momentu of the enemy advance and posslb even hull It In some places. But If the concentrated power Ihe German war machine Is lo 1 •destroyed while (lie oncmy is iiuik iny his supremo clfurl, merely sloi Ping Ihe Na/.l advance is n enough. The First Army must ac cunmliilc power to follow throuo with Its own counter-offensive will tin! buttle still is a mobile one The Germans cannot be allow* any tlmo to stop nnd prepare for defensive stand, and to get Ihe equipment under cover, prolcclo from our air force. MlRlil lie Costly If tlnil happens, the First An will have another cosily, hack-break liif and llme-coitsiimliiK Job of roo ini; tlie enemy out of his fixed pos tlons all over again. In oilier words, the inslanl U German wiir machine stops movin forward, It must L-= slnrta! movin backward, like n rubber ball bonne lug tit'fllnst n wall, Whether the First Army ca bounce the Germans back di>pciu on two factors. How miicli diimiig Ihe Germans inflict by u ic |,. dee pcnetriillons In proportion to U damage they suffer themselves be fore bclnii halted. And nccoiul. IVo much reserve power General Ilotlui has available to throw ni;ainst tl enemy «l the erltloil moment who he reaches ,1110 point of exhausltoi We.^.do no) yni know thc full stm of how ; (tteply • tho Gerninns hm pcnetnilcd th Army linen, jji the Allied headquarters -nniioiinct mcnt covering Ihe first ;o hours < llic German drive Indicates tin tho oncmy scored considerable hil ual .success. The main power of German Qon cral von.Rundstcdl's drive was con cenlraled across the Belgian hord Just north of Luxembourg. His nr mored columns pierced Ihe Aniori can lines nnd after the first tw days, wero within 22 miles of-Llciie nncl still ndvniiclng. Driving For l.iefe. Tlilscncmy sweep clearly Indicate that the Germuns were slrlkhig fo Uegc with thc objective of dc straying all thc main Allied souther ly communication lines leading tc Anclicii. the chief Allied supply bas on thc northerly end of the wtst crn front. , Thc other major German force swept through thu middle of Lux ijoiirir, presumably with the aln of enveloping a DO-mllc sector of UK First Army between this column an those to thc north. A great part of tho initial German success lljies not only in (ho surprise with which llic offensive wa.-. launched, but also in the fac that General von flunslcdl launched it while the weather was bad over llic continent. It gave him n tremendous advantage, or rather, eliminated a tremendous disadvantage. The one de- •mrtmcnl where we outrank the Germans overwhelmingly. Is in thc air Without air support lo back us up Ibi opposing ground forces arc more evenly matched. Way back In Africa, the Germans first developed this technique of jvcrcomliig the lack of alrpowor bv Biiiichliur their nssnulu In bad fly- weather. They used It lo good idvnntngc then against British General Montgomery nnd the Eighth Army. They followed it up in Italy at Salerno and Anzlo, as well as oilier places. But, iii Germany, as well as In \fnca and Haly, bad weather docs- 1 1 lost forever. And our air force Is there walling *hild, 6, Is Injured When Struck By Auto Smith Brackin Jr., six-year-old on of Mr. and Mrs. Brncbn Sr vas injured this morning when nick by a car driven by Miss Eu- ncc Drogdon. Removed to Walls Hospital Xay pictures werc to be mndc lat- today to determine extent of he head Injuries, not believed lo c serious. • The accident occurred on High«y 18 at Pride Subdivision about 0 o clock when the child ran cross the road, witnesses said he an inlo the path of thc approach- )g machine ns it passed the parfc- a mall car were the child had gone Miss Brogdon look the child to he hospital where he was resting cry well nl noon. Chicago Rye open lilgh low close 'ec. . no'.i ill',! lion HI'S HO?! fay . 108?i 108',i 107'.i 1081S 108S Resistance Growing, oen Halted hnvol Late Bulletins W"'H TIIK U.S. MUST BcRhmi, Dec. 20. <W(-A oflkrr juili) ),,( c ( tl( |., y (,,,, <. mniiii i-oiinlcr.olTimslce 1m ileiilcil" In five ,| liy! , „[ Mll • Behind them, the Nazis left sev- to^^m*,*' .s( ; ,IT Icrest s Wen ,, u . IU>l,l,YW001>ito, 20 ((MM Chiirlli! Chaplin inlmlllcil li>,l:,y llinl ho l»h| ,|, mn | lllrr) . ,,„ , , M'ciijl his imllrc r,,,l,, m , l,| llck( , n : Ini; her nuinu If slic pressed hrr nalcrnlly siil) mains! |,|,,,. A ,u OVKft AlHMItl) WAIHON MANU OH'M, l>cc. 20. -c. Irnss CorrcsiimuliMil [tolicrl Mu- scl reveals (hut sonic .sections <if HflKhmi hiu'c sulfoj-uil Krutiter dnniiiKi, from rolMx limn l.nndon, Dodge Dealers Appointed Here Little Announces '':•''' Blythevillc Motor . Company Opening lent of Hlylhovlllc Mo- Comimny, made up O f Tom A. Ul lo. his son, Toni A. Little Jr nd Ills daughter, MJ,, S prances •lltle, as Dodge Dealers In Hlythe- illc wns announceil today by >odf!c Hi-others Corporation. . The new firm will handle sales i mi service of Dndge automobi: lymotilh automobiles and Dodge rucks, along with a par Is and :qmpmcnl department and garage Located at 121 West Ash. In a biilldlng recently purchased for Hat purpose, it Is planned to nil-ease the size of tlie tilrciiclj'-iiiorl- "i building used by the firm as oon as wartime cundlllom penult '• was announced. . The elder Mr. utile 'will be imnaccr of the business until his on returns from llic Army when ic will assume this position. Miss •itllc Is to be In charge of the nice. Earl stone will be In charge of lie service depart mcnt Iloth Mr. Little and Mr. stone °ng have been Identified with the iilomoblle and service business In 3lythevlllc. With new trucks already received ie firm expects to have new Dodge nd Plymouth automobiles as soon s production begins. The equipment department In- Hidlng tires, already Is complete. was announced. out, ? , t , 10UBll i, lino, tiaa 8W01 il behind them H 'a In thl* nrca that the Oer '"»"»• scored the mn]« taeafc U.mUEli n,c American lines But rcpovts today say that America, links, and .racivci thnrgino the flunks cf the Na;l armored forces >«iw • reestablished more tolld lines on each ]>cnelmtloii. o) side of the iomes Damage chool Building At Forrest City FOHRKST CITY, /irk., Dec 20 UP)- Forrest City High School, ie of the most completely equipped insollitatcd schools In Arkansas, as badly damaged by fire last nlghl, ul damages are estimated at bc- STCCM $200,000 and $210,000. Firemen battled the names for ircc hours before the blaze wns Only brought under control. About irec-foiirths of the building was In other words, llic 25 mile K ai> tatohw held riom sprcndmg wide,' llowcvcr. there me wmc Indlcn- llon.s that.ndvnnco t«nk units mo vccrliis' toward the Aidenne-, Gap where a Nazi bLeakthrough In 19 <j bi-oke (lie back of the French At the soulhcni end of the Gci man offensive Iionl, draslle coun- or-mcnsuros 'alo arc being tnkert lo-.hcnd o/f. tlio Ocimans who swept through lh(! southeast cor- iicr of LiixeinbourB War toric- spondciUs. with tlie nisi Artiu- 5ay cverythliiB a\aiii\hle Is being wii Into, (lie battle ( 0 pi event n. majoi" break-through-The L'j> cmbouiit radio has been, silent a nee V.»»m.f.ov«nhij{ last .nlgiit but (here's no;;cxtjlanation for It Elsewhere, tlicic Is some evidence that Oonerar Von Rundstcdt Is iinr to cKpnucl his offensive Kgainst, tha cntlic Allied fiont" Qorinaii iorces are ipnortecf pou-- Ing Into Ih'c./rout lines facing the American Third Army In the San And Gestapo Chief HImmlei is reported tp have lakcn ovn the defense of the Colmnr pocket In the upper Rhine And heavlei nc- livlty Is reported behind the Ninth Army front. Either the Germans are battling lo prevent reinforcements from liclhg rushed to the Hrst Army fronti or they're planning to launch new attacks. An American radio correspondent Richard Hottclet of CBS says' many days of uncertainty may be ahead before the situation: of the First Anny Jranl • becomes clear. The reporter says:..the Germans scored their advances by throwing a numerical superiority,,of! troops and weapons against the i sectors Ihey chose to attack. ""'""("~Z On the eastern front, a late re> pnrt from the, London radio quotes Moscow dispatches as saying that Russian troops have broken through almost to, the outskirts of Kassa. the Important German rail' and road center in southeast'Slovakia. Two Red armies arc"bcaring"down on Kassa In a drive to link up.the Soviet lines In Polnnd and ; Hun- . ' irncd and the remainder ainagcd. badly The building was built In 1931 at cost of $120,000. A large quantity •valuable equipment which had pn added since, plus higher rc- accment costs, resulted In thc high lima led damage. Superintendent Sam Smith says i effort will he made lo resume liool Jan. 10 In churches or Ihe tares! City Armory. . YTstockT : & T 164 3-1 «• Tobacco 65 1-4 laconda Copper 23 - th Steel G4 3-8 irysler 90 1-4 oca Cola 134 1-2 en Electric 39 1-2 en Motors 63 1-2 ontgomery Ward 50 1-2 andard of N J 55 3-4 exas Corp 48 3-4 S Steel Y Conlral New Date Set For Collection of Waste Paper People of Blytlievillc arc asked to save their waste paper one more week with collection to start next ' •week, It has been announced by L." G. Nash, salvage chairman. In thc future waste paper will be collected every fourth Wednesday with Joe Martin to be In charge. .' ' . "' '. Collection of waslc paper on Saturdays, as has been the program, was not successful because of labor conditions and tlie new mid-week day has been set in an effort to obtain larger amounts on each regular collection day, it was pointed out. ... Housewives arc asked to save* their Christmas scrap paper, along with newspapers and bows, so thai- s the extra paper being used at this ' season of the year will be turned back into war use, it was said. • • Weather '.. ."vy ^ ARKANSAS—Pair Oils afternoon. Considerable cloudiness tonight and Thursday. Light snow In north and light rain In south portions beginning late tonight. Colder Thursday and in north and 'Central por- tions'tonight. Chicago Wheat open high low close 59 t-4 Dec. . 167-?,' 168 I67'i 168 1671i 22 5-8 May ,16214 163K-161% 162^.1621,

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