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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ^^^^N^^^PM^o^NOR'raEABT ARKANSAS AND 8OUTIIKA8T MlBSOUItl Daily New« Blytheville Herald Courier Mississippi Valley Leader _J^V'''1H':VIU,K, AKKANSAS.' FIUDAY, DKCHMUKU 22, 111.1.1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS', M • ^^ •^IMBB • ^m ' —^ : ~~~ ai^m uui'ms FIVE CENTS! NORTHERN ARM OF NAZI DRIVE STOPPED Camera's Evidence of Na/i Death Camo\ reported lo li.tve been discovered *•• Atlantic Charter Principles Remain Valid, Roosevelt Says WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (U.P.) -President Roosevelt took time out today to re-emphasize Uuil the Atlantic Charter still is a vita), living document. At a news conference in Washington, lhe President said the principles of the Charter are just as valid today as t'liev were in 1941. For added emphasis, ho broke a press conference rule and allowed correspondents lo quote his actual words. Tlie President also said that he » and Prime Minister Churchill for- ' mulated the Allantlc Charter as an pbjective toward world betterment. He noted that some people say the Atlantic Charter principles can- ! not be attained, but pointed out lliat people don't always live up to the Ten Commandments. The President hastened lo add he" was not compannu the two pronouncements but said bolh were designed to helu better the world. As for the much discussed meeting of tfie , Big Three—lhe President loid his news'conference that no details have been decided yet atom his anticipated conference with Churchill and Stalin. But hc added lhat when something is decided, reporters won't be told about it. ;;Mr: Roosevelt omillcd any discussion of the war in Europe, saying hc knew little more about "it than lhe news reports. But he said Ins budget for the next fiscal year w»l .be based on the detennmaUon that Germany must be bc.'iten rather than on any expectation that the war in Europe will end soon. He „,, , f. c! '*" to reveal any estimates of ° lhcr „ . what the government will spend in ' " Ic - tllel1 ' ™ "» "m.»mu fiscal 1946. of poll tax and the lifting of i The President also called on thr- str ' ctlons that kcc l' Negroes, a nation to mark the holiday season """ by-resolving to stick to tlie job and , liroitncc all supplies needed on the ' lighting fronts. Publishers Hit Poll Tax System Charge Restrictions Permit Minorities To Exert Control ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 22 (UP) — Southern newspaper publishers editors and writers arc returning to their homes today to continue their efforts to increase the number of Southern voters. At a meeting 'of the informal committee of editors anil writers of thn South, held in Atlanta yester- uay, they were told that "as lon« as minorities make the decisions 'Democracy is only a theory." Tiiosc were the words of chairman-Mark Ethritigc. publisher of lhc Louisville, Ky. Courier-Journal. ' :rs urged them to'con- efforts for elimination rc- ,nd New Directors Of Kiwanis Club Installed. Here mark the "holiday season 11? 11 'Ji' whltc |leoplc - as well,'from io ,t;~i- !„ ,,.„,_,!! Southern ballot boxes. The publisher of the Anniston Ala.- Star. Colonel Harry M. Ayers said that the principal object of Ihe Alabama constitution approved in • 1501 was to keep Negroes from voting. And next, Colonel Ayers said, I (o enable the corporations of Alabama to control the state, which they have done very successfully." The Alabama publisher . said he thought sentiment was growing in his state to allow more Negroes to vote in Alabama primaries, and hc said lie believed several bills to obohsh the poll tax will be introduced in the next session of the Alabama Legislature. The conference, which was attended by more than two score leaders of both white and tlie Negro races, adopted no resolutions But the session adjourned on a recommendation from chairman Eth- ndge for increasing work on the project. New directors of (lie Kiwanis Club, | nstellcd n" T»"~, S "' V1CCS conducted by C. O. Blnylocfc of Portageville, Mo district governor of the Kiwanis Club, are Rosco Craflon, Graham faudbury, George Pollock Jr W B Nicholson. F. E. Robinson.' Percy Wright and T. F. "Doc" Dean. O. P. Rainey. newly installed president, also has announced his committee chairmen for the coin- i"E year as follows: Freeman Rob- mson, agriculture; W. L. Roper and Percy Wright, attendance: Rosco Crafton and Graham Siidbury, bays and girls work; Jim Sanders, business standards; L. s. Bcnish, house and reception-. L. E. Colcman, inter club relations; W. B. Nicholson, Kiwanis education: George Pollock Jr. membership n i,d classification- T. f. Dean and R. !i. stout, programs and music; J. L. Terrell public relations and affairs: the' Rev. R, s. Baird. support of church; Dr. Carl Mies and J. R. Stovall. underprivileged children; J. E. Stevenson Jr.. and George D. Pollock Jr.. vocational guidance; T. F. Dean, wartime citizenship. Osceola Marine' Awarded Order Of Purple Heart Pfc. Luther B. Lancaster, 825 Center Street, Osceola, is one of four Arkansas Marines with the famed Second Marine Regiment who were awarded Purple Hearts at ceremonies In the Pacific recently. The Leathernecks were decorated lor wounds received in the battles for Salpnn and Tinian in the Mariana Hland.s this summer when thc strongholds were wrested from the Japs in some of the bloodiest figliline of I he Pacific wnr. Temperatures To Remain Low This Weekend WASHINGTON. Dec. 22 (UP) — The Weather Bureau now says the sold wave gripping the northern tier of states from Iowa lo lhe At- lanlic coast will last through Clinslmas Eve at least. Temperatures are rising slightly in the MidWest but the respite probably will be brief and slight, Ihe mercury ls expected to drop to around zero or even below again Sunday morning. And the freezing weather has reached as far south as tho Texas panhandle will continue. The spot in the rZV 5 ', ho , wcvc >-. right now is at Black Moshannon, pa. There the Evidence Taken In Rate Dispute Government Seeking To Change Contract With Power Company The Slate Utilities Commission yeslerda.y took under advisement a petition filed by the War and Navy Department asking Arkausas- Missouri Rower Company to reduce rates on electricity sold to (he government at the Walnut Ridge and Blytheville fields. Representatives of the pdwer company, which has headquarters here, and of the government, appeared, before the commission which is serving as arbitrator in tlie controversy. Tlie government seeks lo have the rates lowered in spite of having signed R contract two years ago. to run for the duration, at stipulated rales agreed upon nt that lime. It is contended by government representatives thai' (be rates .should be lowered because other large consumers buying electric- current have a different rale. Their complaint requests the commission to order the company to reduce its rates and refund an unspecified amount of money paid under tile higher rates. Strife Spreads Into Northern Part of Greece ATHENS,'• Dee. 22. (UPl -The Greek, civil war appears to have spread fnr beyond tlie boundaries of Athens, where it started. Reports in Ih6 Greek capital say the left- wing ELAS forces in northern Greece have captured eight villages from the rightist EDKS followers of General Zervas. Northern Greece is said lo be a hotbed or unrest, agitated further by the infiltration of hot-blooded elements from Bulgaria and Albania. In the Athens area, British troops and tanks crossed Piraeus harbor in assault craft, and setod control of the whole port area ol Piraeus. The landings were almost unopposed, but ELAS resistance stiffened several hundred yards inland, and fighting was still underway many hours later. New York Cotton Msr. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close • 2194 2195 2193 2194 2103 . 2188 2189 2185 2187 2I8S • 2147 2U9 2146 2149 214S • 20B3 2063 2058 2058 2032 • 2IUV 20J7 3017 2045 2047 Illness Proves Fatal Yesterday To Earl Howard Earl Howard, son of Mrs. I{. W. Scolt and a resident of Blytheville until eight years ago, died" yesterday morning in Baltimore, Md, where lie niiuie hk isome. He was 38. ' Tn 111 health for nn extended lime. Mr. and Mrs. Scott had made three trips there during HID past several months when hc underwent a series of operations. With him when he died at 10 o'clock, they will return home following services to be held tomorrow morning In Baltimore. Connected with lhc former Moss Funeral Home here for a number of yctirs before going lo Baltimore he was married there. He is survived by his wife; three children, Carol Earl. Shirley Ann end Robert Carey; his mother; a sister, Mrs. J. D. Turner of Memphis; a brother. Roland Howard of Blytheville; a half sister. Mrs Jack Mislio of Flint, Mich •'and o half brother. Corp. J. R. gcoll of the Army Air Forces stationed nt MacDIll Field, Kin. U. S. Warplanes Assault Tsinan ; For First Time ] ChennouU's Mustangs Strike Many Targets ? Throughout China | WASHINGTON. Dec. 22 (UP) t American planes have raided Tslil- an. rtipllnl or China's Sliimtuna province, for the flvst lime, f l'-51 Mustmij;s of General Che:j- naiilfs 241h Atr Force struck at Ihc Tsinan airdrome hi « scries at at- itick.s bciiiuiiing; there tu China's rich northern province and stretch'- ng southward as rai- ns Hainan Island. : I" the north, oilier Mustangs struck nl trains and bridges along Hie I'lepiiiR- lo- Hankow railway. They also hli. .Japanese positions In Kwniujsl province. . And h\ the extreme south. B-24 Liberators bombed Ihe Sninnli Day area nl Ihc sonllicrn Ui> of Hainan Island. Earlier, American Sn'pcrf orts blnslcd Japan's aircraft manufacturing center nt Nngoyn for the third (line In nine days. : The raiding B -29s came from Snl- pan bases. And they carried their heaviest bomb loads o l the ivar, Qn their wn y to Nngoya. Hie Supcrforts [jumped explosives on llirec other Industrial cities on Honshu Islanll. In the Philippines Japanese plants conlimic pounding American positions. Radio Tokyo claims Ihe newly-Invaded island of Mlndoro mill Hie supply !nnc through (lie Sllinj!- 1111 Sea arc under continuous slrn'f- ing. Back on the Asiatic mainland nin Army troops continue their rapid adrancc In Burma. Ground troops are marching soulhwiird along the railway from Mamlalny up lo. tlie American front In northern Htmnii supported by Allied flEhlcr unit bomlier nciion. And In Manchurin, radio Tokyo says (he puppet army js being rc- (Shuffled. Victim of Crash Cupt. Cnlvln C. Jloody, former pursuit, pilot wllh General • chen- naiiU's fiinums "Plylnn Tigers" In China, for whom full military riles were lielct here today alter u plane crush at Alillenc, Tcxns, Inlc Snt- nrtliiy ended the cureer of the former Btylhc-vllle ntlilclo. . ^ -C-; . Jj. Christmas Seal Leaders ' Seek To Conclude Drive Reminder cards are being mailed out by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association lo recipients of ii% unanswered Christmas seal letters, it was announced today by Mrs. Roland Green, seal campaign chairman. The association has found she said, that in thc rush of Christmas preparations, people often forget to scud their contributions and appreciate a nutice reminding them of their oversight. They anticipate thai lhe reminder cards will bring a prompt response from enough outstanding letters to enable the association to go ahead wilh its 1945 tuberculosis control program, Mrs. Green said. The work of the association Is supported by both large and small contributions and it has become an American tradition for everyone lo unite in the fight against tuberculosis by buying and using Christmas seals Weather ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Not quite so coltl in north and central portions. Warmer In east portion Saturday. Highway Funds Will Be Sought Highway Department Asks Budget Group To Approve Program LK ROCK, Dec. 22 IUP) 515,475.000 annual highway cun . struetlon niul maintenance pro- B"im during 19-15-40 and 1040-47 has been recommended to the Genera] Assembly Pre-sesslon Biirtucl Committee by the Arkansas High way Department, The butlect requests, submitted li me committee Thursday, calls foi expenditure.'! of more tlmn $3,000,000 for maintenance; $1,200,000 foi regular construction and $4,200,000 for yo.-ilUdv uAistniclloti;-' 1 * ''However, because the post'tn construction funds cannot be used until the President declares an end to the emergency perlurt after Iho war, some of the committee members are of the opinion that appropriation of these funds should lie left to « special legislative session. Enemy Farther South Continues To Move On Gateww Of TODAY'S WAK .ANALYSIS Russians May Be Beginning Decisive Blow By DAVID llnllcil 1'rna SUM Writer The great race In western Europe Ims I'lilcrcd Us second liip «ml there ivre stuns (lint hn even bigger rate Is shnplni! np In (|i c cast. The Gcrtmins hare been slopped nil the northern cud of their big liusli into Belgium, and • Ihclr -right Hank Ls under powerful uxsnull by American First Army forces. There Is no sign us yd Hint tin: Yanks have halted the other mnlii German thriisl acims Luxcm- 1)0111'};, nlincrl (it. tlio Ardennes Clup Inward (sedan and n break-through Into Fra nee. Bui lor'Uic'HrKl time .'iince last Sunday, Ihc hews looks brighter from Hie Western front. Al the same time, both Moscow and Berlin huvc thrown out broad lilnls Unit 11 great' winter offensive aimed us a flhrO knockout thmsl at Oenimhy,' Is now building up .-m the far 'northern fronl. Berlin, In fact, ' claliiW It's al- II) United 1'rcsj '••"•• ' The AlliiMl war n CT Germany 1ms boon ' s lo « new pud, on bolh the western and extern l it he west, tin; Anici-icitii First Army has shown Ihc fm.1 « W n.s of Wmg nblc to bhmt the '(lo-or^^crn Inoffensive into hclRlmn, although one N,m' drive ^heS toward Fnuice i.s still going strong' ,n<.,icicci 1 ' ' , ni i? 1 n> - Uillgs °^ il «'' CRt R^ian- winter ^ Berlin nays the first nliiKe of the big 'Red Artnv drive aiui.s of Iwve. been -•" • -- < "v,\,i | Hji Moscow does nol comment on this *• German reporl, But Russian sources; snidest thiil the big lied Army drive U nboiil icudy lo go on u wide front, nl crushliiB Ihc Ger- , r- man Harrison!) iniiniilng the enst wall before they cnn full buck inlo Clcnnnny. Moreover, Ihcsu iroiirec.s hhil Ihiil llils coinhiK oltenslve Is the dual one. Ihe piiy-on", which will nol loso Us inoinentum iinlll Iho Riisslnns niiirch doirti the streets or Berlin. Soviet coiiuncntnlors. moreover, hint Ihnt Ihe big nnsslan otfenslvc (irlglnulty \vua timed lo coincide with ii massive Allied drive In Uic wesl across Ihc Ruhr vulloy, nlmud ul enishlinj Cleiinuny from both sides They suggest. Hint the Clermnns «ol wind of Die schema and launched lliclr slioiiR eoniiler-drlvo ai(nhist ready midcrwny,'with'.100,000 Sovlot- lclrAsllm ' B ™nnler-drivo an troops opening an' assault on u , Al " cl ' lc!1 " F 'i'st Army In the long-trapped force bI"Gcrmnns hi !l |ie ° r M "' owl "K Ihc western front northwest I nlvlii ' ' ' scnrniiln ^n iimii r-,vni,i , Cof. McAlister To Be Military Department Head IJ'ITLE ROCK. Dec. 22 (OP) — Governor-elect Ucn Uiney hus nn- noiinced the selection of five additional officials lo serve during his administration. Selections nnnminccil by lancy Thursday aflernoon were: Colonel H. lj. McAlisler of Comvuj', ndjiit- anl geiicrnl ami director of the Hale Military Department: Dave Peel of Roijcrx, chnirmnn of Ihe Slnlc Workmen's C'onipcnsnllon Connnissioii; Rcprescntntivc Lcc Bafccr of f.iifcc VIIIiiKC, Stiite Vhc Mjirshnl; Walter Lokey of Ultle Rock, Asslslanl Revenue Commls- sioner, and Edgar Richardson of Lltllc Rock. Deputy Revenue Com- niissloncr. ' Roberts Is Accidentally Shot To Death On Firing Range Tragedy struck again this morning m a niythci-ilJe family with the death of Tech. Scrgl. James G. •isaos" Roberts, 27, widely-known alhlele, who died at thc Camp Campbell, Ky.. hospital niter having been accidcntaUv shot yesterday afternoon while on the firing range of thc post. Details of thc accident had not been learned here today except that he was accidentally shot while instructing. Shot through the head, he never repined consciousness. The official message sent his mother. Mrs. U-uira Roberts, SI2 Franklin, said lie was accidentally shot and relatives learned, through conversation with an officer there, how Ihe accident occurred. His mother and brother. Dick Roberts, readied Cbrksville. Tenn., at 2:15 o'clock Ihis morning after leaving here yesterday afternoon. He died at the camp hospital near there at 3:04 o'clock. Sergeant Roberts formerly <v:is stationed at Port Knox, Ky.. also with the Armored Forces 'of the Army. Taking cavalry training in H.O. T.C. nt University of Alabama, from which lie was graduated, lhe popular Blytheville man planned lo en- lei that division of the Army but was prevailed upon lo cnlcr an Officer Candidate School for Tank training because of the more urgent need. Becoming ill while there, lie did not complete his course and was sent to Port Knox ,15 n private In lhe regular Army. He fiuickly war, promoted lo rank of technical sergeant and made an Instructor. Sergeant Roberts' career ns an athlete was outstanding. Becoming interested in sports when in junior high, his football talent took him to University of Alabama where he served as co-captain of the famous Crimson Tide squad in 1012. He played an end position., An amateur boxer, hc won the Golden Gloves light heavyweight title in Memphis and participated in the national tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Horn in Lexington, Tcnn., "Uabs" as all his friends-called him. moved to Blythcvillc when a baby. Hc served as a carrier for the Courier News until Ills youthful newspaper business career was tcrnilnalcd in favor of the gridiron. He was married to Miss Pallc Buckles, daughter of Dtiylc L. Buckles, a Untverslly of Alabama faculty member, aiul Mrs. Duckies. They arc parents of a 10-monlhs- old daughter. Ann Cecilia. Sergeant liohrrls also Is survived by two oilier brothers. Pfc. Mike Roberts with the Army now sla- Itoned In Iran, and Joe Roberts of Hlylhevllle, mid two .sisler, Mrs. O. R. Thomasson and Mrs. Guy Rodgers. bolh of Blytheville. His wife and baby, who make their home wllh her parents at Tuscaloosa, Ala., since hc entered Ihe sci vice, were r-n route lo Ctorksvlllc late yesterday where they were to' meet Dick Roberts ami his molhcr. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete Ihls afternoon. N» Wnnl. Moscow . officially. Is , " lr schedule, " silent these reports, but. Russian observers expect me Hcd, Army to open up soon' -with a broad offensive ilrelching from Ensl. Prussia to tho nr., with tho -objective of .. the Naxl divisions mnu- nlnil Hint long Mm/ .before they can retreat back to Germany. If lhe Uerlln report of aji offensive In Latvia Is true, It would be the preliminary lo such [in all-out drive by Ihc Russians along the northeastern front, 'nicy would have lo eliminate such a dangerous Milicnl on their right (Iniik. Moreover, It would release huge forces of Soviet troops for the frontal assault on Germany. Thc Soviet sources Indicate that lhe coming-Russian offensive will be lhc final one, that won't stop until Red Army troops march down tlie streets of IJcrliiL In thai connection, Russian com- mcnUilorK suggest unofficially, Unit original Allied pluns called for a mn/islve Allied assault In the 'cst across lhc fluhr Valley, timed 'Ith lhe big Soviet offensive In the east, mint the Germans saw It comliif? and struck with a coniiter- offenslvc against the First Army In an effort to knock the western front ofi schedule so they could meet Hie Russian thrust scperalcly. 'Ihc risk they had lo nccepl was whether they, could knock the western front kchedule off balance far enough.: General Von Ruud- ntcdt hns had an amazing streak Ihey could cope " tl " Ck sc l"' mlcl >'. Bul from the First Army front lodny, are lhe (Irsl reports that purl of thc Nn/l offensive Is bogging down, that the lent of the cnen ,. . ,, . Late Bulletins T I'AltIS, Dec. n (UP)-_ Fidel' illMiiitcliw say (h c Otrmin coun- Icr-nffennlve hw b«n slopptd in ' IliilBliiin wllh a maximum p«ne- . Irnllon of less than ,40 miles. WITH TI1K Zl^ARMY GROUP ON T1IK WKSTERN FRONT. Dec •i't. Illl')-Tl,c Gerraanj ' hiive" HI" 1 ?"' 1 1wll1lln 20, miles of. ll lc .".!t-';c river .it une place, but the iivonusd r,ilc of their puih into llelRluiii nppctrs to b« sluwinir down. LONDON, Ike. J2. (DPI—-The Kiivamni'iil announced that Britain will prmldc 250,000 men for tins front lines liy a new call-un of i-lvlli;mi .UK) transfers to the Army from (h c Na\) and the liiij-al Air Force. U. S. Coddling been slopped. And, that "now! lhc f" '"!* "I'^iS h 'ft-''" '--'' Clcnmiiis arc trylnj- desperately to f~ TG/7C/J BPIIPV& consolidate their gains, against ^««-ii UCII&Y'C heavy pressure »n thfilr Dank. ' Farther south, however, the front A WASIIING'ION Dee. 22. ! <UP>- rciiialns fluid and 'dangerous The V } . of ' lc ' ul of " Ic Office of V(tn Gcrmim drive llirough Uixcinbouw I ' iro !™" tlo » ™y* l»e French pco- has not been slowed down, but Is 7 ' C '•'? f c U ' nl tho Unltc(l Ht "t" penclnithiij dccjicr lowurd the Ar-l , , B aelmnn Wilr prisoners demies Gap and the route to France' /\ cico '''"" B lo Edv ™rd Barrett, head through Scrtnii °' llle OVVl's overseas branch, lhe ' On the rlidit winir of i.hi« ,iH un Pl ' c nch believe that Americans con- American garrison held out tor days. This is not confirmed, bul an American .radio correspondent, reported from the First, /\ rm y fronl Hint the Geriniijis had taken a plnce we were holding, which might be Nevertheless, there Is every Indication that although the Germans arc still driving deeper Inlo Luxembourg mid Belgian soil, they have nol .succeeded In expanding the width of penclratlon.' The norlhcrn salient already Is pinned down by tlie hall of the lliriisl below Liege-. And at the southern end, Ihc lalesl reports Indicate that, our forces still hold the town of Ech- lernach. In middle Luxembourg. "- • - •••• «-•••! m •«»(, ov* i ii ix lo Hi c soulliwc.sL, however ' the of more Ihan five days of solidly signs arc growing that lhe capital had flying wcalhcr in his' favor, city or Luxembourg may be In Nnv.l 11 has kept Allied air superiority '— • '---• -- •• almost completely out of the hal- lle. except (or a few light punches at his rear Hue*. r'alled f» Ptirpnsn | lnm | s . or ni l partly I'oc Tays Heavy Cost But as the enemy plunges deeper, he finds the going more costly. One '' "" I 11 uni. ii-nui t oy Yet, judging from the front line respondent says u,, wc sector mono ba tie reports today, the German-, 53 German tanks were knocked out! failed lo score their major objce-' nm | in a .smaller sector 21 more lives at the north end ol the of- were disabled icnsivo frail. They have caused! General Eisenhower Ims issued an considerable disruption by smash-' ordc| . of thc dily ^ hls t t „_ Ing our front Ikies, cutting thc i,, B them the Germans arc gambling mtiui communication line between everything on Ihls offensive. Elscn- Llcge and Arlon, to the south. Bul ), 0 wer added: "In thc face of vour they failed to drive to the Mouse, proven bravery and fortitude, he they failed to eliminate thc strong w m completely fall" The number American positions protecting the, one general in western Europe then called ii|)on his men to rise lo new heights of courage, resolution and ellort, and lo destroy the enemy utterly on the ground, in the air, and everywhere. In Italy, Canadian troops of the Eighth Army have driven to the Senlo river on a broad front and have captured mi Important road center. approaches to Liege, and most Important ol all, they failed to eliminate the threat to their right flank. Reports from the front say lhc Na/is. afler being slopped In their forward drive, arc digging in desperately to try to hold what llicy hnvc gained. But unless Ihey can hold off thc full force of an American flank assault, this northern salient is bound to cave in. Farther routh, Ihc German drive through Luxembourg is reported still going strong, and within 40 miles of Settnn. But sooner or later, md probably sconcr, the Na7ls .nishlng forward In this area are joing lo have lo look back over heir shoulder. Thai northern thrust below I-Iegr. is their protecting Hank, It musl told up. If Hie Americans cave it n and drive south from Liege and St. Vith, tlie Nazi thrust (owiml Scdsvn will lie swallowed up Just os lhe German Scvenlh Army was in lhc Falaise Gap back In Nor- nandy last July. Speed Is the most imporlant fac- lor right now. everything depends on the American First Army. smashing thc German right flank n.jiny m mu ngm arm, winch is Studebakcr berorc It can consolidate, dig in not believed lo have been serious standard of >Jj' and gel Il.s heavy weapons up 1 ns hc rejoined his Marine Corps Texas Corp mclcr cover. . onini uomo time ap,o. ? rj ;s at»Ai Marine Re/oins Unit After Being Wounded Official-announcement of Pfc. B. J. Allen Jr.. 19, having been wounded finally arrived but Private Allen already is back in service. It was nnnomiccd today by the Navy Department that he was wounded Aug. -I while in the Tinlan action. Ihe message saying it was a "delayed report." Private Allen had written his wife, the former Miss Nell Dickinson, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Allen, of being in (he hospllal Iwo months because of dengue fever but had not mentioned his injury. -.-j w.i • iVttJUVMIV, >3lt.ll Tlic official reporl said U was an Socony Vacuum Injury lo the right arm, which is Studebakcr French believe that Americans 'cen- crnlly arc Ircnling the Germans Ihe Germans claim tlu-y flnnllv have !"'? y llrc trcali »S the Germans captured the town of st Vith when- L|m " lhc 'Delated Fiench it surrounded American n'nrrkn,,' l> n l»""l»« hard job trying'lo combat this feeling. He added that llbcrn led Europe Al a press conference following his return from Europe, Barrett revealed [lint the OWI has had h ' i is bcller Informed now about the United Stales lhan ever before, but still Is "far short of 'undcrslandiiiB Ihls country." , And he concludes,-' '/.There 'is real danger of America being considered a great production colossus with no rtonrd r or ; ».;. so-called 'finer things ol llfo'," ': Former Dell Resident Dies Of Heart Ailment Mrs. Adolpli Knoboloch; long a resident of Dell, died in St. Louis or a heart attack, it has been learned here. Her death occurred Dec. 2, a daughter has written Mrs"' O S Rolllson. Tlie late Mr. and Mrs. Knoboloch long lived on their plantation at Dell, Mrs. Knobploch. moving to St. Louis five years a jo' afler.-havim: come here in 1020. •.-•-• Funeral services and cremation was nl St. Louis. Apartment Damaged By Fire From Store Fire damaged the . aparlmcnt house of Mrs. Elva Poc, 103 West Kcnlucky, tliis morning after starting from a kerosene cook stove. 'Hie flames, which originated in .1 rear upstairs apartment, heavily damaged two rooms on the second ftcwr and another two adjacent rooms were less seriously damaged while the firsl floor 'apartment suffered from walcr. The fire broke out at 8 o'clock. Chicago Wheat ouch high low close p' May . 162-S 163^ I62X 162-!i 162". July . 153 154S 153 lol'.i 152-; N. Y. Stocks A T & T Amor Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler > Gen Electric Gen Motors , Montgomery Ward ,.. ; N Y .Central Inl Harvester Republic Steel 164 1-8 65 28 1-8 64 5-8 90 3-8 38 1-2 63 1-2 ''51' 1-4 23"!'-4 81 19 1-2 13 1-2 • 38Y-8 ••55 5-8 « 1-4 59 1-4

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