The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 21, 1944
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VOL. XU—NO. 235 ^SmJECOURIER NEWS •——— __ ___ _____ — ^arnic.n ur NORTHEA81 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MTAsnmji : . ' RMh«n F , NeW * Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley AND SOUTHEAST MI8SOU1U lslSAS, TllURSI)K(OT;i{ 21, GERMANS NOW 30 MILES SINGLE COPIES'FIVE CENTS'' TODAI'S WAR ANALYSIS Germans May Be Headed For Ardennes Gap By DAVID WEEKS United Press Staff Writer The German counter-offcnslv appears to have taken a new tuc] a full scale effort lo split, (he Amer can First and Third Army front Reports filtering through Alllc military censorship, indicate tl Germans have blown a 25-mile wii hole through tits First Army line from central Luxembourg, north int a fO-miic section of Belgium. The center of gravity of the Oei man drive now seems to have shif ed somewhat south of the are where, they scored their initial ran jor penetration. in fact, much of the emphasis t today's reports concerns the eneii drive through the middle of LIT cmbourg, a drive which appears t be : aimed at the Ardennes Ga where the Germans scored their dc clsivc brcnk-through In 1940 tha led to the collapse of France. Two important long-range factoi are immediately involved in (h apparent shift of focus in the Gci man strategy. Hodges Iteffroups First, it appears that Genei. Hodges' First Army has succeedc at least to some extent, in re establishing his defensive lines o the northern sector of the often sive front. The reports today Indicate th; the, Americans not only have slowe down the German attack in th area, but in fact have stopped altogether in some places, and hav recaptured some points. The Germans apparently stl hold Monschau, though they're sur rounded. American troops are re ported to have recaptured the tow of Butgenbach, While at Stavelo If we have not taken that towi at least it appears the . sftuatto there is no worse. These reports, of course, are base .only on shreds of information whic have been passed through censoi ship. And nny definite conclusion thereforc.-vre dn'iigeraus. Ncverthe less, it c!oes appear that tho initia German drive in this area, aimed a theUortress of Liege with the ide of disrupting communication an supply lines to the Roer i-lvc* fron in Germany, has been blunted But the new German push acro> Luxembourg, aimed at Sedan an the | Mouse river with the idea o separating tho First and Third Ar mies, brings up new consideration that have their basis far behind th front lines. ;.'Much may depend, for instance on what supply , and reinforcemen reserves are available from Paris. • Supplies Via Antwerp ; . Since the port of Antwerp ' in Belgium, was opened to America! shipping, it's believed that a larg part of Allied supply lines to tin fl '° nt ' 1?1VG bCD " £hiftc< Antwerp Is much closer to Ger many and the north end of the Al lied western front. It's much close' as a relay point for pushing sup' Plies to the First and Ninth Ar mies. and to the British and Cana (Hans in Holland. ™£i *'* fart " ei ' aw!lj ' fvom t"< third Army front than Paris is hniif " S a u"" 1 " 5 ' l ' Clay <' oi " 1 - wai built up by materials shinned through the port of Cherbourg IS IS the Germans score T lgh across Luxe lor Srtan> !1 bis major ,, > ? st °i>J )1 "S or probablj - ,..„ „, etujjjjuig uiem prow will fall lo General Patton and hi l mrd Army. if reinforcements to Pallor - -J be sent from Antwerp it ..... be a more difficult job than hH°Mr ' , Not only is u Ion B« r ' but its over fewer and poorer reads. PI,^!±" ?.f hl , h ?y° . lo i"" 1 ™s°<ma O ul of ,, ls baltlcfroiit I the baarland and shift them to th In s them to northwest to defend the Arde woll!d Thinl e nnes th ----' Germany. The wheels of Allied counter• ction already arc turning at high speed. But it takes time for such m ° ves lo , ** translated into results on thc front lines. It may be days, even a week or more, before tne answer will shape up. Minor Fjres Reported ,no Fi ^ m , C , n , 0]s0 "S ul - lih «l a fire at 209 South 21 th street yesterday afternoon when flames threatened the C. H. Whistle properly formerly known as the Chicago Mill land. There were four fire alarmsTues- day allerncon and that night but none of thc fires were serious Both the J. L. Terrell Gin and Lee Gm had fires which started in the stands but both were extinguished with only slight damages. Firemen made the run to the Terrell gin at 1 p.m. and to the Lee gin 40 minutes later. Ftrc from a kerosene stove ignited the wall paper of thc kitchen at 1000 South Lake at 5:30 p.m. Ell Robinson lives at this residence, which lie owns. An overheated stove caused soot in thc fine to become ignited Tues-day at 8 p. in., at the residence of Jerry Harrington, 2iH Short Henley, owned by E, R. Jackson. Flattops Fixed, While You Wait J3 v \^,~'^ '"%'%^¥| i^r^rf^, -H ., . , . l: .:; 'U. S. Wnui/ Pliolo jrom NEA) Upper photograph was taken a tew seconds niter a Jan bomb batTof trpfr"" d *? ° f a " ^--(..carrier during the'seco d rush from th^m mS f- a - Sm ° kC pou - ls from lhc hole antl « ne » takw, nrt J^ ; 'f Elat '°" s to I1ght thc fire - L °wer picture wns taken 90 mmutes later The Hre is extinguished, the hole neatly __ repaired and the deck is ready Jor flight Military Rites Services To Be HeSd Tomorrow Afternoon For Far East Hero .Pull military rites will be carried out tomorrow, afternoon for Capt Calvin C. Moody, 28, killed Satur- lay at Abilene, Texas,--where he vas serving, as pilot Instructor. Chaplain George Marrsiof Blylhe- ville Ai-my Air Field, will conduct he rites at Cobb Funeral Home, bc- jinnlng at 1:30 o'clock,:,with burial o follow at Elnnvood.Cemetery. Captain instructors stationed here vill serve as pallbearers for the military ritual with the volley to be fired and taps sounded also by per- onnel of Blythevillc Army Air Joining members of Captain Moody's family here for the services ire a sister, Mrs. Elmer Foulds of 'liocinx, Ari/,., and a brother. Tech Sergt. Garland Moody of the AAF it Rowell, N. M., but the other wo brothers in service could not, cave their military duties. Although details of lhc tragedy KIVC not been received here yet it ras understood Captain Moody rashed his single engine fighter lianc in an effort to avoid striking plane taking off in his path. A skilled pilot with 23 months of 'reign service and having .served Imost a year as pilot instructor at -bilene, he crashed while approach's the field after a routine night. A military escort accompanied Ihe wdy here from Abilene. amily Of Flier Lost Over Leyte Awaiting Details Family of Lieut. H. ROM, report- tl missing in action . s j llce Nov 2 < re anxiously awaiting morc'dc- iils sftcr receiving a message ves- l , ay ' rom lhc w " Departnrent. ie 23-year-old officer, promoted first lieutenant in ti, c Army ir Forces a month ago is pilot f a P-38 in the Philippine area He is missing; since action over cyle after having served overseas nee Feb. 2. He 'was .stationed in ew Guinea until moving into the hilippines with General Mac- rlhur. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Waller J-> oss, 1705 West Vine. Lieutenant oss has a brother, Elbcrt Koss id four sisters, Mrs. James C. town, Mrs. Raymond Belknap id Loienc Ross, all .ot Bly- oville, and Mrs. Hubert Bald- dge of Avon Park, Fla. Tlie former Blythevilto High chcol athlete was commissioned October, IS43, at Williams Field, landlcr, Ariz., attcr having re- ived his training at Santa Ana ilare, a,nd Chlco, Calif., before i"g to Chandler. hicogo Whcot O))en hilh low close 161« m'.i 167','. 17014 1C8 • N>2',t 163 15314 162!4 1C2', •Share Holiday With Someone In"Uniform ••" '' Any family , In Blylhcvillc wlw would like to have a service man guest, for Christinas dinner may contact G. w. Dantelson, USO director, who-has a list of soldiers wanting lo be In a home Ibis Yuletide... • There will be Christmas dinner at the base but most soldiers away from home and families miss the intimate bits of home life which make Christmas the most beloved day in the ycnr. For Blythevillc people who would like lo fill Ihe place at Ihclr lublc made vacant by a loved 'one somewhere else, this plan has been worked out. Those wtio have no sons in service but who would like to play the role of parent for a soldier here also arc Included, it w «. s said. First National Pays Dividends Stockholders Receive Eight Percent; Bonus '• Paid To Employes Stockholders of First National uttrtA received • checks today for eight per cent dividends and em- ployes were presented a month's salary check for Christmas gifts following a director's meeting Tuesday at which the dividend and bonuses were declared. Letters, sent along with the checks lold of how the sixth dividend was declared from current earnings after providing transfer of $10,000 to Ihe permanent surplus account. Thk transfer to surplus brings the lolal net earnings as- a national bank, since organized seven years ago. lo lhc .sum of 5108,000. it was announced by Sam H. Williams, president. Total capital structure of thc bank, as of Dec. 20, was capital, '100.000; surplus, $80,000. During tho seven year.s of operation, the batik lia.v grown In resources to more than $4,750,000, Directors were shcAvn by records. N. Y. Stocks" AT&T IG-! Amer Tobacco 61 Anaconda Copper 27 Beth Steel 63 Chrysler . ..- 93 Coca Cola '.'.'.'.'.'.', 134 Gen Electric '.... 3g Gen Motors (53 Montgomery Ward 51 N Y Central 32 Int Harvester ... .]... gi Nor Hi Am Aviation 9 Republic Steel ]g Radio '_ JQ Socony Vacuum 13 Studebaker jg Standard of N J ......... ]' 55 Texas Oorp '.', M Packard c U S Steel '..'!.'.'."! Tommies Unwilling To Battle Greeks and May Stage Mutiny, Member of Parliament Asserts LONDON, Dec. 21 (U.I'.)-A member of Ihe British 1 uUiamcnl believes lliore is n elimicc (luit -troops in (,recce may mutiny unless lhc crisis is solved miicltlv l.<mt I'ai-iiijrdon told the House of honls Unit forces " Ot W1UU l ° '' lgllt ll(JllillfiL lhe lRl ' l - wi "K And he .says: "1 shouW not be surprised if our com'»»>•« m liml not already met, with ct.Ls who si ovv the fc'i-cat iinwilhnt' to fight the Greeks H may be that this will K0 furUicr, and we shall |,avc unit my among our moll in rj riK , ce >. "" XL At lhc wov<l of mutiny the peers broke Into clamor, Cites of "mon- Mroits" came from (lie Jlonr and one member rose to say that Htrlugdon Lions Will Seek Honor For Flier Would Name Stadium Here In Honor Of Capr. Calvin Moody The memory of Capt. Cnlvln c. Moody who helped Clicnntmlt arid Us "Plying Tigers" write a glow ng chapter of war history in China may be perpetuated at the hfgh 'clipol football field where hl s c om- letlllvc spirit first won acclaim. Members of the Lions Club Tuesday voted In favor of a resolution which will be tendered Superintendent VV. 13. Nicholson and membra of the Blythevllle School Board isking that the high school sttul- um be officially designated as 'Moody Stadium," Tlie Lions Club move came while 'laus were being made here for the funeral-of this former combat pursuit pilot who survived harrow- ng experiences with the Japs only In meet-death laic^Saiiirdny «fi<V.- neon when his single-engine pluncf cashed nt Abilene, Texas, where he was serving as an instructor. Sponsors of ,the,Lions club reso- ution, which was presented by J l. I-rlend, were.of the opinion lhal t would meet with wide, approval. It was pointed out that while thc football field n ,a,,y yenrs „ wns tamed "Haley Field" in honor of ormcr Superintendent Harvey lalcy, no oriiciiil name'.1m been esignated for the stadium since t was erected n few years ago. AccuseWoman Of Harboring Army Deserter A Negro woman of Blytlicvllle has ;en turned over to the federal gov- rmnent lo face c)inrges of harbor- *ig an Army deserter. Haltic Brown, 30. who officers said .'as the wife of Dr. G. M. Drown vas placed in custody of lhc fcd- nil officers ycstcniay after having >ccn arrested by city police. Jo be arraigned by the federal ommissioner at Joncsboro, she will e placed in th e federal jail there mess bond is made forbcrappcnr- ncc in Federal Court :n lhc next erm, Will Nash, u. S. marshal, ac- ainiKinicd her lo Jonesboro. She was arrested In connection .'ith alleged desertion of Pvt Thotn- s Jcifcrlcs, stationed at Blythevillc rmy Air Field. Jcffcries, arrested by local offi- crs on a charge of stealing several ases of whisky and cnndy from the i eight depot of Cotton Belt Hail- oad, was turned over lo Blylhc- ille Army Air Field's military dc- artment. . ,^,i, . v .iiij I.IIHL run undoubtedly 1 will be sorry for what he has said. Whether or iio't. Fnrlngdou's l»'c- dlcllons will come true, one thins is clear nt the moment. British forces in Greece arc making progress. ' The latest word from Athens, Is that British troops hnvc cleared B-29s Speed Up Air Offensive Against Japan Suporforrs Hammer Mukden and Daricri In Manchuria ,. 21 ((/,,») Al led wnrphmos lire having lliiiiR of a flow day n, .Ihiico. According to Allied ,, m ( j-hemy reports, bombs have been tailing on enemy, tinsels from one end .11 lliB Japanese empire to the other. !hc .of objectives rend like n travel uultlc of trio- east, Mukden Honshu, -Sumatra;. Hon B ' Uaviio, flic Volcano Islands, name u few. ,• I-'olloivliiB earlier officlni reports of Supurfoii mills on Mnnchurln' nvuo Tokyo reports thiit British cnf "C'' l)l»ticx luwo uttiiokcd Suni- ntrn ' <«>icfl»trullii|{ on the limiort ' v"" uiin.-m u-uup.s nnve cleared "*•••• '••'"mmiiuiiii; on me nn|iort- one-lhlrd of the city. And, for the nl11 ! )ul ' 1 Of Sabiing nnd a nearby first time since the hoalllltlcs broke "''''leld. out two and n hair weeks ano lood A f °w and other relief '" ' ' Despite Great Cains Germans Hayen't Unhinged, Our ; Flanks; U. S. Captured Put At 20,000' o be- Ported tiii nltivuk on Davno on tho ;,., J > »ivi\i\^,n, uyit I*/IILII iiiuii us IL is oi qUP\ N'uiB units huvo been routed from being uscil In Uie PhlliiiijThfJi SS'""" 1 ^ 1 "" 1 '™ 1 "^- > «»»rt I'me .rtir. L£ At least 8000 EIoAS troops have '•• Aided by German parachute troops diopped behind our lines at uIghl. I IP N«7la captured the city of Hablcmont, three mite Vest of the LIcge-to-AHon highway. German tanks moving ncross the highway joined w^h the paratroopers. Presumably, the objective of the ClermniH is to throw up roadblock? Hlong the highway to prevent Ainei- Icnn clfoils lo move up reintoicc- i,''?'?f c '* C1( -' r y evidence, however, that Ihu Germans so fur Imve failed to consolidate their gains in this northern scclor of their 00 mile Porter Chosen For Radio Head Big Postwar Problems Fflcihg FCC Chairman Named By Roosevelt WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (UP) 'r/ltlltlnlkl ' • »1 .*^. - .. .. . * «.t ./ o been reporlcd killed, e captured In- the Athens area since he civil strife began. However, it Is believed that some 20,000 Leftists lemain in and around the city. At the snine time British sources confirmed earlier reports that Abnnlan guerrillas have crossed Into northern Greece. What their in- tcnlons aro, sllll-la.not-nicnr ,. . : , In -HuiiEnry, . Berlin "say); . the Russians have resumed their dflvu on Aiistrln southwest of Budapest. According to the German report (ho {i,A t L^ ri "y ims ""'own at least 1110,000 .troops Into an onslaught 1 flrt I it- (,,.„„ -I, I ____ f~, _.. .. P At ,tbc same lime, Berlin says IhD Russians are throwing Increasingly strong forces Into a full scale attempt to break through eastern Slovakia. .. • carried out the, nttn'ak, . . As for thc Holig Kong attack, Tokyo sitys 40 Miistani; . tluhlnrs from Clilnn raided ' tlfi! former British Crown • colpiiy, wllh two of them Kiipi)osc(l|y \xh\g shot -down. ' ' . ii ..'(ilBo runilMicsVthe 'latest 'details- "filf thtf^fiuDM'Jtn't- ; rAld'-bVi Manclu:tln v/hlcii ' wns nimmiirccd enrllcr lij' the Wur Depnrtinent ' v The Japnticsc say 30 • guperfom hit thc ursenal ulty 'of Mukderj, nnd the solltlicrn 1 city, of Dnlrcn from high altitudes. And the cncniy fMiys four of the 11-20.?, ware .shot down. On the ground, .the Lcylo campaign bus ren.chcd; t|ie mop-up .•itrnji:. And on Mlndorq, Army combat, engineer* urc Alriijjgll'iij ' , the lor, use. : bcpn llnblicd. And, i to ny keeping with an old habit/working at his; office In the Kremlin. RitesHeldFor 3 Fire Victims Brothers Who Burned To Deum Yesterday Buried At Bassett Tlie tlu-cc sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Davis of Joiner, burned to death when fire destroyed their farm home early yesterday, were lo be buried this afternoon. Joint funeral riles were lo lie held at 2 o'clock at the Joiner jnaji- ILsl church wllh burial at Bnssctl Cemetery. The sons, Gilbert, 15, Jerry, 13, and Clinton, nine were unnblc to escape after their parents called to Diem as they carried four younger children to safely. Al! of Ihose saved are suffering from burns and scratches received when they crawled through win- tootl. Jcffcries ami Ihe Brown woman , — "i\trtll mMll.vik •ere together at a house here when He Negro was apprehended, offi- crs said. Snowfall Here Today Prospects of a white Christmas 'ere good al 2 p. m . with snow T ing, as the temperature drop- It was forecast that snow would ill generally throughout this see- on today and tonight as a cold avc accompanied th c flakes. Weather HKANSAS -Cloudy and colder; 111 in south and light snow In thc orth portions this afternoon, loudy and colder tonight with >west temperatures 18 to 22 In orth and 23 to 28 In south. Fri- ay partly cloudy and continued old. Fresh winds. New York Cotton open high low close pr, d. lar. . 2193 21(14 2192 2193 2191 fay . 218G 2183 218fi 218G 2185 uly . 2146 2148 2146 2146 2116 Oct. . 2058 20fi3 2058 2002 2050 The fire slarted In the second floor of lhc farm house on Island 37. When Mr. Davis was awakened by the fire lhc room in which the older sons slept was. falling In. The children saved were Iris BII- lic Jean, Shirley Ann and one son, Hobby. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge. One Dead, JO Injured When Bus Overturns MARIANNA, Ark,, Dec. 24 (UP)— A farmer was killed and 10 persons On thc Asiatic , inalnlnnd, 14th Army troops In northern 1 ' Btlrm'a have captured- two Jap b'nses. bti (he Mamlnlny railway. /\nd .dhlncse troops In northwestern 'KwangM Province arc reported lo hove' made further progress. ' . 'District Bond Sales Almost Double Quota Northeast Arkansas cttiMns hnvc . : but it - - -~.. .,„ molding the reins In lhc FCO from now on. Porlcr not only have to nt> referee nil Ihn baltli: for postwar nlr waves, u. Imltlc, by the way, which promises to be hard (plight Hlfil.biUei', he nlso will have . of, st/c. and nnd the 'postwar Amcilcnii tioop- still how a fafi- ly slnblo line In the so called de- lemo Ulaiiglc i tinning from 6la\c- Mlnlctl y nl "l llicnce to clrehm -of," television. And those are Just three ol tho. problems. One of Uie toughest will' ( be deciding op tho so-cnllctl "pig'; whlsllo" radio Issue, (he bomb-!' shell thrown Into radio circles by a group-of eastern business men. This business group proposed lo sell what It calls bcller radio programs through thc me of a so- called 1,'plg-whltiUc,'' Up until now It's been 11 mailer of buying n radio, und the rest of the fun i^vas free. But If thc '"plg- whlKtle". project goes through- it'l moan' that the ordinary radio will emit nothing but noises just like jplg-vrtlltllcss," and lhc only way L'o stop trie car-splitting din and licar tlie program will be to buy a [liter guaranteed to kill thc whli- , The Just gives an Idea ,ot lhc job facing Porlcr. And added lo those he'll have lo MOB with present day problems formerly handled by .fames Laurence Ply, who iesljjiicd a short time ago to resume his New York law practice. Porter will have until the next Senate come in lo Iry out his Job. Ills Is only a recess appointment. Then he'll have lo decide whether he'll (ion the referee's cap, inaybo licic ore unconfirmed ,,..,*„i., at IIP Y-uiks still hold Stnvr »l which K ,1011 to >h 0 enst O f (he Na/l sUb to Hnblunont Hcad- nwirlow nccotints 5 a> other American troops aie riglilin? to iccap- ttiio Mnlrnidy, although front re- poi Ls Insists the lo»n has ne»er been out of oui hamu conllnj; to the best available so fm, Amort bold aulgonbnch We it to still i)old St Vlth, to niIt would Indicate tl on tho approach to fit solid ''Tile Nazi*", jilso clalS, cammed ' Amcilcan fur In tlie 'offensive, purchased $(.,359.302 worth of War I t ., lesl p ro i cct ' or | s n 'better Bonds in Ihe current drive, almost' - , double the amount of Uie f|iiotn. 11 han been announced by U. A. Lynch, chairman oi District One. With a quoin of $3,075,000, every county exceeded Its assigned amount. Mississippi County, with the largest quota, heads the list of counties Iiv amount n! bonds bought. North Mississippi County, with a (juota of $800,000, Iwughl bonds to- talhiE {1.C05.047 and South Mississippi County, wllh a quota of SG50.- 000, bought 41,013,760 worth of .Kinds. Crnlghcud County, with n qmila ot $315,600, bought bonds totaling $1,491,051. • F'oitisetl County's quota wns 5600,000. and Iwnds purchased totaled $050.000. Thc sumo quota was assigned Greene County where $810,023 worth of bonds were sold. Clay County, wllh a quota o( $350,000, purchased bonds totaling S2CO.I29 for thc cast hall ami $153,- 7C2 lor thc west half. for good. iv larmer was Kinea and 10 persons , "•"•••• Injured, none believed seriously, fe.£*£ Infant Dies Here Today William Vlck Crook Jr, died when.a bus In which they were riding ran over an embankment near Monroe Wednesday and partially overturned In several feet of water. Death of Homer J. Wtlhrte of Moro was attributed to drowning. None of tlie 10 injured persons was in critical condition. The lights ot the bus, enroule from Monroe lo Moro, went out after the bus had hit thc rail of a bridge, causing it to plunge over Ihe embankment. The bus was owned and driven by IWbcrt Von- drcii of Moro. Chicago Rye open high low close Dec. . 111% 11G14 lll'.i 116(4 112 May . 108!S 10914 107% 10814 IOS',6 Field hospital, a few hours birth. The first child of Lieutenant and Mrs. Crook, thc father was en route here loday from Camp chaf fee, Fort Smith, Ark,, with funeral arrangements to be made following his arrival. Condition of Mrs. Crook, the former Miss Helen Keen of Kcytcs- vllle, Mo., was .satistaclory. Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge. N. 0. Cotton open high low close 21% 2194 Laney Proposes Saving In Taxes Would Consolidate Many State Boards And Commissions LITTLE ROCK, Dec. '.'1 (UP) — Governor-elect Ben Laney says his administration will make an effort to consolidate various stale boards and commissions, thus saving Arkansas taxpayers more than $282,500 a year. In n short address to the Arkansas general assembly pro-session budget committee Wednesday, Lan- Cy asked thc committee to lake Into consideration this proposed elimination of what he calls "useless departments" during the budget request hearings. •'"• „ uiuu ear- * nic governor-elect suggests crca- Arniy Ah- don of a "resources and develop- aflcr lnpl " commission." a commission which would take over duties now performed by seven Individual Mav. May July Oct. Dec. 2195 2187 2188 2190 21D5 2188 2190 2188 boards and commissions. Proposed for consolidation under Uie single board ale thc State Planning Board, The Agriculture and Industrial Commission, the Flood commission, The Geological Survey, Tlie Parks Commission, Tlie Forestry Commission , and The Soil Service. Conservation Laney says he would also like to see the general assembly abolish thc Bond Approval Board, state Depositary Board, state Investment Board, Refunding Board, State Debt Board, Emergency. War Board, The ;;JX •• </ "i s l MC| al Claims Commission, The *15? ?!«l A BtlcuUure credit Board, The St. Vltl, __„ norlliein half of „..„>.„.» Uicir nro sonic signs Na/K may nlleady l" across the entire width ,-. , botiig in n drive aimed at retndiig Uuli path t 0 Sedan where th*Big brcakllnoitgh of 1040 led [o ih c col- la]«c of Prance Berlin claims this threat which .would split the rhst Amy off from General Pultons Third Army in the Saar already hasiforced Patton to sbltt some of his forces to llic nortlnvest. • The; whole situation, however--is still confused. The 'best ^ that - can be said is that although the Germans arc,-drlving deeper into Bel- glum and Luxembourg, .they hnvc not yel. succeeded; hi unhinging clth- et (lank of the American defenses. At the ..southern' : end,''hea'drjuar- tcrs. reports . American relief cof- intins already have-.readied our force holding out. In the town of Echfernnch. These Yanks been surrounded and had fought "desperately ngfllrist Gennan tivnks. However,-there Is no Elgn.ybt that. General Hodges' counter-measures' liave in tiny 'Important degree succeeded In. stemming the German advance. Front lines. sn y: the full impact of the counler^rneasurcs »nvc not yet hit the/qerrhahs. ' The, British radio says American troops and equipment :are ; streaming toward the battle line alons every road. ..-.;. Al the same: time, other' reports Indicate that Marshal- Rundstedt hfis not yet thrown !h the bulk ot his forces. lie is said to have great Infantry concentrations at Ihe German rear ready to go into action thc moment the present armored drives begin to slowdown. We. Layman Bynum Is Wounded On teyfe Pfc. Layman Bynum was seriously wounded In action on Leytc Nov 11, the War Department, has in- , formed By mlm. , wife, Mrs. Mildred • . In the Infantry, Private Bynum lias been overseas since July with the 96th Division. It is' believed he is with General MacArthur's Army. Private Bynum ;.mdc his home near Luxora before going Into the Army two years ago. His wife' and two-year -old daughter now make their home with her parcnls, near Burdctte, and his mother, Mrs. Mattle Bynum, lives here. .- . Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS— <WFA>— Livestock: Hogs 11,000 salable 10,000; lop U.70; 180270 Ibs. I4.60-14.TO; . 140-160 Ibs. 13,10-14; good sows 13.65-13.75. I Cattle 4,000; salable 4,000; calvts 1,100 all salable; mixed yearlings & heifers 10.50- 13.25; cows 7.75-U; catmcrs and cutters 5.50-7.50; 1(1 «8liter. steers 9-16.75; slaughter 5ms 9ivii Jn« w"! «.M ( l.'. li '. ll;u ii llru ,' vrcnlt " ama ' Tne * (1 «8ir. seers 9-16.75; slaughter 20S8 20«3 2058 2(W1 2159 State Pension Notes Board and the heifers 8-16; stocker and fcerler — - - 2049b 2047 ' Construction Commkslrm steers B.13M .v steers 8-13,50.

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