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VOL. XLI—NO. 2;i7 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS rHB DOMJNAN'l NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANRAR A vr> B,-,r,.n,,, .„„ -»-* » *v_J Biythevllie Dally New* BlythevUle Herald Biythevllie Courier Mississippi Valley Leader OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTOUABT MlSaODlH _ _JJ£A'TI1KV1LL1.:, ARUANSAS^SA-riJUDAV, I>K(XMHKK 21!, I<).|1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ^^^—^ ^.^ ^^^_^ ' ~~~ ~~ >*—* *^w * * r AJ UI^r*AO RATION STRIKES NAZI SOUTHERN RANK : SJI*if r . \ r ~~ ' — — _ v- . . _ •..'...• ^^™" •• • H • 1044 Fliers Receive inosAtBAAF City Prepares To Celebrate Weekend Christmas Holidays Lieut. T. W. Powell, Overseas Veteran, .Graduation Speaker In colorful ceremonies held in ihe Post Theater at 9 o'clock this morning members of class 44-J received their commissions and pilot's wings at the Blythevillc Army Air Field Maj. Richard P. Bradford presented the commissions and Maj. Lewis J Partridge awarded the wings. The speaker'was Lieut. Thomas W. Powell who is attached to the local field and has recently returned from service with the 93rd Bombing Group in Europe. Lieutenant Powell holds the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Cliistrrs and the Distinguished Plying Cross. Tlie C5I51 AAF Hand under the direction of CWO Bernhariit Kuschel provided the music Roberts Rites Will Be Held Here On Tuesday Body of Tech.. Sergl. James G. Roberts, 25, victim of an accident nt Camp Campbell, Kv,, will arrive here early tomorrow. Solemn high military mass will bo said at the Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday morning 9 o'clock, with the-Rev. J. J. Thompson as celebrant. Chaplain Kinnclf of Biythevllie Army Air Field as deacon, and the Rev. j. p. McDonald, subdciicon of the niass A rosary service will be held Monday night, 7:30 o'clock, at the Dick Roberts' home at. 403 West Chickasawba Avenue. Shot through Ihe head ivliile instructing in firing, he dictl earlv yesterday, ! Cobb Funeral Home is In charge. Wounded In Europe Mrs. Corrinne Garrett Hollandsworth has Ireen informed that her husband, Pvt, J. c. Hollandswortlt, lias been wounded in the European theater of operations. Weather ARKANSAS: Cloudy with occasional rain or drinzle tills aiter- noon, tonight and Sunday. Colder in northwest portion this afternoon. Cloudy with rain in southeast and vnin mixed with snow in north and west portion tonight and Sunday. Colder in north nnd west portion tonight. Continued cold Sunday. ChrLslma.s of;.1944: comes again to Blythevillc, where like other people throughout this country, the town's citizens will celebrate tho Yuletide with gaiety and reverence intermingled. There will be parties where home - comers will exchange best wishes with those fortunate enough to be at home; religious services for persons of various denominations; theaters open for those who want that recreation and many family reunions. Practically all business will be suspended for a two-day holiday, after a busy Autumn season, with business people getting to celebrate both Christmas Eve and tlie Yulc- tklc because of the holiday falling en Monday. Last minute shoppers thronged tiic stores today but selection was limited for merchants report unusually heavy selling ol all types merchandise. With the snow not all melted juul prospects, at noon, of more felling, hopes were high for a white Christmas. Unless the skies clear, the training program at Blythevillc Army Air Field will continue to be cur- lailed as (he large number of personnel stationed there combined their training activities with Christinas pleasures. Churches throughout tlie city will hold special services tomorrow in Observance of Christmas. Tomorrow afternoon, 4 o'clock, ths choir of First Methodist Church will present a Christmas cantata "The Star of Ihc East", under direction ol Mrs. Wilson Henry, and with Miss Ann Deen as organist. Trie cantata will feature the solo voices of Mrs. Ralph Berryman, Mrs. George Lee, Wilson Henry and O. E. Knutisen, with the choir composed of Mrs. Algie Bishop, Miss Iva Louis Seay, Miss Eutopia Whitworth. Miss Pandora Whitnorth, Miss Jean Moore, Miss Betty Jeati Hill, Miss Margaret Holt, Miss Mary Ann Parks, Miss Virginia Swcaren- gen, Miss Almcda Berry and Miw June Martin, sopranos. Mrs. Ira Walters, Mrs. George Lee. Miss Muriel Knudscn, Miss Marilyn Deen, Miss Crete Moody, Mrs. O. C. Ganske, Miss LaVonnc Redman, altos; Joe Maclfcstcr, Oscar Elliott, Wilson Henry. Lieut. Roy Mr. Deerer, Ermon Powell, basses; O. E. Knudsen, c. O. Redman, Sergt. Bill Sawyers, Jere Reid, Jimmy Honry n:id W. B. Nicholson, tenors. At 5 o'clock tomorrow afternoon the choir of First Presbyterian Church, directed by Mrs. J. , C. Slioup will present n progrnm of Christmas music, with Mrs. R. C, r Allen as violinist and Mrs. P. B. . Joyner ns organist. I Soloists Kill he Miss Jane Mc- j Adams, Mrs. Hersliell Carter, Mrs. I Hermon -Carlton, Ross Stevens and Ray Worthington, while tlie choir wilt sing several special Christinas numbers. A special program -and Christmas tree will be given for members of the Lake Street Methodist Church nt 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night'at that church. Members of the Full Gospel Tabernacle will have a special Christmas service and Christmas tree tomorrow nifht, 7:45 o'clock, at the church when special music and lighting effects will be featured nnd when tlie public is invited to attend. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will celebrate the birth of the Christ child with the service oi Holy Communion beginning at li:30 o'clock tomorrow night, in the ancient custom of welcoming in the Christmas season. The congregation and choir will join in the tmditimuil carols of "G Come All Yc Faithful". "It Cimic Upon The Midnight Clear". "Hark The Herald Angels Sing 1 ' and other favorites, while Philip koury, accompanied by Mrs. A. c. Coll of Stcclc. Mo., will sins "The Angels' Song", a musical setting of part of St. Luke's Gospel telling of the shcpards and the star. Mrs. John Blylhc Sr., organist, will accompany Ihe choir in the carols and the musical portions of the lUnrcy and will play a prelude and posllude. The public is especially invited lo attend the service. Midnight mass will IK held again Ihis year at Immaculate Conception Church beginning at midnight tomorrow night. Special music.for the scivicc will be given by tlie church choir, with Sister Dolores as accompanist. Hi Rev. J. j. Thompson H the pastor ot the church, with the Rev. J. P. McDonnell ns his assistant. ... ... BerM Reports U.S. Offensive .. ~~ ~~ ~^-~ —-—— __—, .,, , - i; j. Aleutian Folk Who Fled Japs Now Back Home Natives Driven From Islands In Far North Again Hunt and Fish liy llnllcil rrrs,l In Ihe Far North, America's first evacuees of this war have returned 'o their ancestral homes. Sonic 1000 Aleuts who fled the fci]> invaders on the wind-swept Aleutian and Prlbilof islands soon if(cr Pearl Harbor are back, imp- ling and fishing on their old home jroinids. These cousins of the Eskimos .pent their time In exile In sotith- m.steni Alaska. Most of them join- id Army construction crews hewing rends and airfields out of thc troz- i earth. And they wer c known as exceptionally good workers, doing ttinlr job Mil-align all kinds of wealher, In 'oireiillnl rains nnd heavy snow. Alaskan Eskimos cordially welcomed the newcomers, and enjoyed their awed surprise at such triumphs of civilization as western novies and strawberry Ice cream ;otias. when it came lime to lo Ihelr bleak villages oil "rid AtUi, mast of the Aleuts verc • glad to leave the "bright ighls." Tlic most interesting news from Washington.is that tlie Office ol Economic Stabilization has put .numbs down on ,-fny over-all increase In celling prices of steel. Director!! Fred Vtnson is reported ready to approve the War Labor 3oard's order grunting so-called 'fringe" wage increases to 400,000 steel workers providing that OPA itjrccs lo keep steel pi-Ices nt tlv) "in.'tJit level. •-•-••/ . . -.. >.•/*" Montana's Senator Wheeler ' is asking the OPA to investigate rc- lorts that stales far from large distribution points are being de- licd their just share of smoke:; nnd candy. Wheeler, has received many cojn- ilaints froni Montana dealers who say candy and tobacco manufacturers refuse to send shipments because of (he high freight. ', I A wholesale grocer in. Billings suggests thc OPA should require eacli manufacturer to sell the same icrcentage of Ills stock to outlying tntes as lie did In pre-war years. . Thc president oi the National War Fund revea-ls it has distributed some $1351,000,000 to 22 different rc- ief agencies during its two years of operation. Large sums have gone to the USD; thC' United Seaman's Service War prisoners Aid. Late Bulletins I'AKIK, Dec. 23. Ull')—Supreme .Illlcd Uniitiiuarkrs nminiiiiml (lint Allloil tactical air forces In sri-iil. stmiRlh ure smashing' :\( (irfnmi I'anicr columns ID JHT- fccl ur.Uher today-. LONDON, Dec, 23. (Ill')— ,\ „{;,. lion Identifying llsdf as Hie Luxembourg radio and tirmiileaslliiK on (he l.uxcmlwurB wave tcnsdi I'aniB on (He afr today for the llrsl lime since nullii [,u*cml>ulirj went slli>nl icvcral days ago. In Die (irnii.in laiieuiice, (lie stallan salil It was Ihc German llroadc.-islliifr Company, indlcat- IIIK thai Luxembourg clly was In German hands. NI'.W YOltK, Dec. 23. (UT)_ Cliurli-s Dana C.lbson, urllsl erca- tnr nf Ihc famous (Jilison clrl, died today. ll c «us 17. Moscow Te//s Of Atrocities In Lwow Area •MOSCOW, Dec. 23 (UP)—A Rus- Face Fighter Attacks Friday Toughest Opposition Yet Encountered In Raids Over Japan WASHINGTON, Deo. 23 (U.]'.)— The ah- over Japan Is beginning to look ns big as (lie early German sky battles. A 11-2B pilot who New with the Ijfhlli Air Force over Europe, dipt; Louis . Hnlton of Naogdoehcs Texas, says (he- Superfortress- rul'il over Nn.aoya yesterday -was n»rc like flighting the Oi'mmns than imylliliifc lie has yet seen 'In thu i'adfic, ' 'Ilie Wur Dcpiirlmenl. bucks up Ills sliitcm'oiil, admitting that the H-2D.H ran Into, ihe UmghaU oppo- Kllion yet over Jaimii. single ; for- .matlong.-wcrp'bcntlni! off 30 lu 5(1 '•Jap • fighter 1)111110.1 er\ch. 'And u li-28 pilot siiy.s one 'of the attackers bore Ihe Genium crosses' Instead or __-.,„ „„, u vlul SlIUl brotUlCnfiL MHV,S lilt 1 nrrmdri"; • -, ",'~ —-••• — •• *"v.-».n Ki.i torlured and massacred 700000 S '« K ™n--|ns!«nlr,. sons In Ihe.Ui'oiv area of solid era ,, '"' n( 'l'"'t | >""l-'.sn.vs all our | Poland, • ««'".«!. |,in, lc s C nme back. IJul radio-Tokyo 1 Tlic report of (he executions was' c ,' nl ," ls , 20 " f ! !lt! 8l 'l"> l 'f'"'l^ were publWiecl In all lyioscow papers as l ' cown "'"' 20 morK 'l»i"aKCd. thc trials of Nazis accused of whole- °" r Wnl ' Douarlii)ciit says pnj- sale atrocilics began. ' j llmlnnry reports show, five- enemy The committee Investigating ael'-- "unlcr planes destroyed' and fom man war criminals In Ihe Hvdu dnnmgcd over' NiiBoyn. The Jap- region says American and British i nn cse admit, four of Ihe losses. •• rlllzcns, Czechs, Vugoslavs an ( | I Tlic Jnps also report new 11-20 nulch were nmoiijr, >'lUosc murdered • leconnalssance flluhls over Tokyo "}' tllC Nazts. MTK! rtim.. JI.A r«. n-Ni..«-- f^ No Courier News Monday In keeping- with a long-established custom, the Courier News will not publish an edition on Christinas Day, thus enabling members of the newspaper staff to enjoy the holiday, with their friends and illra. The next issue of this newspaper will be published Tuesday, the day following Christinas. Electric furnaces produce high rade alloy steels for bombers, battleships, and (nnks. Astronomers estimate that the temperature on Mars registers 50 oogrefcs Fahrenheit at noon nnct drops to 40 below nt midnight. Manila Soldier )ies in Germany Pvt. Calvin B. Glenn Is Killed In Action On Western Front Pvt. Calvin B. Glenn, 22-year-old on of Mr. and Mrs. w. T. Glenn f near Manila, was killed in action n Germany Dec. 2, the War De- liirtmcnt has informed his parents. Overseas only six weeks, his par- nts had received but one letter uring that time with the heading Somewhere in Germany, Nov. 13," With the 'Second Battalion, 335th nfantry, he was part of the driving orcc which has reached the heart t enemy territory. Born near Black Kock, he moved o Brown's Chapel community 14 'cars ago, where lie since lived. He attended school there, where ic played basketball and during his chool days and until entering the irmcd forces, he farmed with his athcr on the Max Borowsky farm. Inducted Dec. 26,1912, he was sent o C'amp How™, Texas, for six months before transferred to Camp Jiaiborhe, La., from where he was ent overseas. When the message was received, iclglibor-friencis of the Brown Clm- icl community gathered at the Glenn home that night for informal prayer and extending of sympathy. Memorial services will be held Sunday. Jan. 7, at the Brown Ora- pel Baptist Church by the Rev. J. T. Richardson of Gosncll, pastor. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Uoyd Glcun, now in defense work In St. Louis, and Harry Glenn of Brown Chajicl community, and three sisters, Mrs. 1-ena Williams oi Manila. Mrs. Charles Rouse of Liltourn, Mo., and Mrs. Eunice House of Horncrsvillc, Mo. . ome 200.000 Jc\v 5 were listed among, the dead. Tlic Russians say the Germans.,carried oiil the expoii- l ons lo Ih'o accompnnlmeiiUlo'Sp'c- clnl music, 'The Tmigo of bc'kth." Aflcr playing this macabre number .lilt: fcntlre-'orcliestra was ihfo 1 ..'-' • Geslapo Chief Hlmmler \a Vnined as the chief war cilmliml nnd the trial. And the investigating commit-' tec reports a typical German way of mulcting punishment: A group of intellectuals in southern Poland wore marie (o scrub, with tliclr lips, rnr° R , lft , lrcnsM of " '"'Be house before being killed. The BujBians , Wy tllo Germans put other prisoners In water-filled barrels nnd allowed (hem to freeze to death in midwinter. Pipeline Work Not Yet Halted, Despite Ruling oyo d over the former British' Crown colony'. of Kong' Kpn'g.lii'bhln'h: Meanwhile. 'P-51 • MuslniiRs at- (acfc«l the b'lg I'carl tilycr port of Canton, probably' to tie do\yr, Jap Ilphlcr planes dmlnj; the n-20 sorties over Hong Tlic 'B-'SO' •which rcoonnoltcred Tokyo di'outicd bntli Incendiary liiul demolition bombs ;jn. the. Jnp cn]>- linl. , , . • In tho Philippines Ihe THh Division. Is'within ten miles of tlie Insl Jn|>,-])oM escape porl of Leyle, 'Ilic city. Pnloinpan .already, Ls being bombarded by Aiticrlcan 'iirtll- Icry. Top Labor'Priority Given Plant At Camden LITTLE ROCK, Deo. 22 (UP) — The big Naval Ordnance.plant, now under cbnstnictfon at Caimtcn 1ms been (jlvcn the nation's top labor priority. That's tho notification State War Maniiowcr Director Denton Rushing received from Ed McDonald, regional WMC director — today. The nninber one pi'lorily, prcv- Wi/son Man Wounded Pvt. James E. DcSpaln, son oi -Mrs, Altlc H. UcSpaln ,of Wilson, has, been wounded In the Euroiican theater of operations, it'has been annoimcec\ by the War Department, linuc until he receives a formal Rushing says at least 10,000 work- court orrloi- to halt H. Such an cl '* "' m b = needed durlnir. the coii- ordcr was Issued yesterday by the strltc tlon period, and 10,000 of these federal Circuit Court of Appeals " lc " sllolll d be at work Jan. 1. Less at New Orlrnii.i ' thnn SflOO ar^ rninlnu^rl nt thp a I New Orleans. But Utc president .of u le com . pany, Hnrry U Mntin, says he hasn't actually received the order yet. Until lie docs, work will continue. Company officials say that a halt to the pipe line construction will lie up an estimated $500,000 investment in construction forces and equipment. The work on the double pipeline was being done between cas fields at Monroe, La., and Memphis, Twin. I.tncs also were being extended from Monroe Into thc newly developed Held at Lisbon, La. Mann suggests that the cease- work action may force the state of Louisiana, petitioners in Die case, to irost a stay bond of well over one million dollars. Bids For Bridge To Be Received Construction Figures On Mississippi Span Asked For Feb. 28 WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (U.P I- Senntor McKellar, of Tennessee, says that bids for construction of thc new four-lane highway bridge across tlie Mississippi river at Memphis, will be received Feb. 28 by the Federal Public Roads Bureau. Advertisements asking for the bids will be published early In January, the Tennessee Senator mys. Setting of Jhe date for receiving the bids on the seven million dollar structure between Tennessee and Arkansas followed Ihe granting of definite priorities by Ihe War Production Board for the mnlcrinl needed In the work, than 5000 arc employed plant now. at the Ho* Springs Has $32,000 Fire Yesterday Units Reported Biting Into Yon Rundstedt's Lines Today Hy Dulled Tress Hit! only KDIX! nqwH on'tlie' western froul this mominc ciime from Berlin. ' "IUMIHIJ, The CoriiwiiH said Onund 1'nLlin's U. S. Third' Army hiw billon hniil iiHo the sonlher'ri flunk of thc N W r salient mlo• Mixc,,ibo,,r K , , 11K | other rcnmls miy Pulton's ,oi,g - ndiiiB tiniks nnd armored Iroop carriers arc kiiifiug/sqimi'c- '.v mlo tho Nir/.i line, in u yroal counter-offensive aimed -it ir\,rf !]!, , Lhi; C1 ! t , i ''° Gcnnn »-™ 1B imrd in the Ardennes o Ml. ii, n t would put PaUon's advance columns in the Mniei naeli area in Ijiixcmljoiirtf.. , 7] " ~—* . Tncse reports of an American of- May Rule Greece i fcilslvo t° break up Field Marshal ' v " Von flunstedt's crushing drive came from Berlin, It was emphasized and Allied hcndqiiiirlers docs not coii- flim tho good news. ] , . '• .' ;.•..,.' , In fact, ifoiieral headriuartcrs tills morning (;ave ; n- pictureMl'ial 'was black from beginning' tq'.ohcli un- bi-okcn by a single fny. of" optimism. H was a picture of American,reverses, high American losses, American defeats.,, ,. ' ''.'•'.. I'anzrni ltol| Forward The most startling news, >which btiiiBh thu'tremendous scope of the Clennun attack hammcrltig'hoine to us, Is Ihc.announcement .thai Nazi Pini/ci spearheads 54 hours ago were wllliln 20 ni lies of 'the French llordu auc( ullhin 29 miles from Sedan, . the gateway to franco llnotiRh which thc doimans broke In IIITO and again in 1040 All wo hcai nuouU wliat is going- on right now h the exultant claim of Ihc Ocimnn indio Hint Kund stedls Juggernaut Is rolling foi- waid on pinctlcally evcis social do spile stiffened American resistance Ivcn In lite lioith, vhue jcslci- daj It was announced that \ye Irad 1 slopped tho Ocrmans cold, the Na?i coinmunlt|iie Indkaks derman pres 51111,^1,1111 H stiong t- tilled HUI6rt<> Baltic * And in the Ij fttlo foi the Ardennes Gap Iradlilg lo Scdai, It i; clear thc Oernmiis still are gaining nnd that this IB one of the biggest fights in thc hhtoiy of wars One report /• • snys the Oornmns have lost St tanks ; and self propelled K(Uis, 55 p( them knocked out in the Bastognc-WiUz area. Dnstognc a key anchor of a high-'' way running parallel '.wllh tlie froiii. piobablj is in Nazi hands by now At Idlest reports the Germans had rolled Into the town, while others raced around Its outskirts to drive another 15 miles'to St'. Hubert—the deepest penetration announced us yet. ... • •.:--. Tlie only news of the Gentian at- Inck being with stood conies from the northernmost flunk, of the American First Army, land from tho southernmost flank..' '.' An American radio' correspondent, with Hodges' men'.west of Stavclot says that ; llic Doughboys nrc systematically, hemming n German S|>earhcad In and destroying it. Hfr'e it is in the correspondent's words: "This Is i dramatic operation; It was here that the Germans, were beginning lo turn riortlnvest. If tills column cotild have broken through it could have caused serious dam- Al-chblsliop Dim isl mo 1 ; nt Alii ens, above, is leported lo Imc accepted an oiler to hecome rc/;i;jil ut Greece, folloiviiiif sct- ,- llcment oi tivil slrife there. Snow Expected For Christmas Many Parts Of U. S Will Be Blanketed, Weatherman Says MIAMI, pin., Deo. 23. (UP)—A white Christmas Is In prospect for Lhc northern two-thirds of thu nil- Lion, weather forecasters promised tOdny In a special holiday prediction Issued (is an Ironical whim In Miami. Except in the southern stales and on the Pacific coast, a blanket of snow Is expcclcd for Santa's sleigh. All states southward from Vlr- rtnlii lo thc North Carolina jiioiin- .alns. in Tennessee, extreme northern Arkansas, the Texas-Oklahoma Panhandle section and all the Ilocky Vfounlaln region westward over the Sicrru Nevadas can expect snow. Hutu imd snow in Ihc central stales will spread eastward during Sunday and Sunday night through thc Ohio vnllcy, eastern lake region. age." He went on lo add: "We'.had to rush troops up to.contain Die Nazi spearhead, they got there in time." Yanks in Daring Stand •The second report, from the southern end of the line", comes from United Press Correspondent Collie me onto vnllcy, eastern lake region "" ut " " css <-orrespanaent Collie me] middle and north Atlantic Smil "- He. tells ot a gallant stand states, the forecast snld. This win' y tilc Antericans pledged to defend \n fnllnn-n.J V... „«. t.. _ >., _ . I [1C mOltnl nf T.llYPmrVitirO n c-lniirt nvii i, U.I, Ulu 1UI L'CilM, SulCl. I JUS Will *•«••- t Kiii,i ivn*it) ini.U5i.-u l\J UlTLCl HOT SPIUNGS, Dec. 23 <U.P.)— be followed by clearlnn sklc'i and cnpltal of Luxembourg, a slar l- - trc yeslenlay swept through n falling temp era lures by Christmas mntlc 1)y onc Yftnk b »'- lal! < | n again Hot Springs art slore and a 25- afternoon over nil of thc eastern and i an cntlrc German division, room hotel resulting in damages central portions of the countrv Snys Sm all, • "A single batten estimated st $32,000. The D. O. Sand Art Store of the show places on Hot Sp. tJ main street, was gutted and damaged by smoke and water. Store owners estimated the damage at $20,000. The Hit?, Hotel suffered some $12,000 damage. All of the guests and their baggage were removed without injury or damage. Tlic Kentucky Club, adjoining the store, was slightly damage. Tenant House Burns On L. M. Krutz Farm I A three-unit dwelling on the L. M. Kurtz farm, on Highway 61 I two miles north of Biythevllie, was destroyed by fire this morning In which two Negro families lost all their belongings. Flames, caused by an overheated coal stove, swept through Ihe Iramc building while the tenants were working at their chores. Families of Henry Campbell and Wclcliancc lived there. . lys Small,-"A single battered regiment was all that stood between ,. Precipitation will end along the re simetil w«s all that stood betwee :, one! Atlantic seaboard early Christmas Germans and Luxembourg dur- w.lngs' morning. Rain or snow Is indicated e thc clght hours , ot th c Nazi dam- from the Pacific northwest w>su °" CI1 slve. but that line held and Livestock ST. LOUIS, Dec. 23 (UP)— Hogs 2.000, salable 800. top $14.70. 180270 pounds 11.10, 140-163 pounds $12.75-13.15. Cattle 900, salable 50, cnlves none. Bulk for week mixed yearlings and heifers 10.50-12,15; cows 7.75-11.00, cnnners and cutters 5.50-7.50. Stock- cr nnd feeder steers 3.50-8.75. from the Pacific northwest eastward through thc Itocky Mountain region. Cloudiness and seasonably cool wcalher will prevail over Southern California, Arkona and New Mexico. Thc plain states. Mississippi Valley and Western Lake Region will have generally clear cold wcalher both light Sunday and Monday while snow flurries will continue through Christmas Day over the Eastern Lake region. Below normal temperatures will prevail over most of .the country except southern Florida but no extremely low temperatures are indicated for any sections. Below-zero readings will be found in some sections of the northern Rockies, nnd near zoro along the Canadian border. Near freezing temperatures were predicted for Ci'ulf nnd South At- lantiB stales, fit the Lakes regie;-. and Middle and North Atlantic states, temperatures will be below normal ranging nWmvard lo nc.ir IS in the more northern areas. The forecast was made up in Miami from reports from weather Ifurcaus scattered over thc couhtrj Wool Is rendered Hclilcss and shrinklr&s by a new process. Malayans consider cooked bees a delicacy, but they don't CMC tor honey. saved the city." Another front correspondent reports this morning that more German prisoners, dressed in American uniforms, wearing American dog- lags and riding in 'American' jeep's have been taken behind our lines. All of the Nazi prisoners are said to speak fluent English. A headquarters spokesman warned that Nazis caught, posing as Yanks'face the death penalty. Planes Rejoin Fight The weather, which has helped Ihe Germans ever since the Nazi offensive began, seems to hive given . the Allies a break.. The skies over '' Europe are reported clearing, and American planes are out trying to make up for lost time. Eighth Air Force heavy bombers, taking off for the first time in five days, have smashed at three German transport centers' behind the offensive front. Early reports of the bomber strike don't make it clear whether the awaited break in trie weather was. sufficient to. unleash the hundreds oi Allied planes waiting to swarin. - Meansvhlle, back at bases In Bil- lalri, the Ninth Air Force is warm- Ing up for the fray It nas the Ninth that struck at Saint Lo, leaving acres of burned and wrecked Nazi tanks'and transports skewing the roads. .

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