The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1944 · Page 1
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VQL.: XL1—NO. 2U9 BlythevlUe Daily H«m Blythevllle Courier SSiffiMJffiRlER NEWS Bafcson Foresees Another Year Of High Incomes For Farmers; Expansion Of Building Lines THUMBNAIL OUTLOOK FOR 1945' ; will run 5 5%. Iron and steel will che'mlCBl manufactures. year ago, Petroleum outj.ut will (IS wflr pfinfrr«f>*cr nr-f. si.ii u.,-1- ••-. . .-- ' «in DC rOnUCCa 5% war .contracts nrc cul back. . „, road frelghl ton mileage will fall 15 Mieam By nogcr w. Uabson GENEftAL BUSINKSS today it ' lste „ in Inde Busincs forecast of a year i '^t^^^^^^I^^.^^^^^-^ Canadian business. 'to both- countries. •2: war procjucnun is airennv npmtr ^,,1 Kn^i, , 11.1 j .. this,reduction will nd industries which co* pileiwtll.be larger, but manufactured goods will £ smaller 700,^0, K'K^S'b^^u^ the , \ - TUe re-conversion of industry from war o PB 7cc Sneii will In creasd during every month of 1945. Furthermore tTrhb Srcd Tor re .conversion, will,not bc as great as most people believe • - 4 - Im ""'" T^lii 11 :^ 1 ^.* rather than volumes, will ;''.:" RET All, COMMODITY PRICES 6. ..Rationing will continue through' the most 'of m ° st nc «6sl"es und-somc luxuries' will be 'av tlrclino riii T peacetime manufiicture'slioulrl be I,.-- ... ,, , -i -- - lle heavy war goods will decline This'im- plies • also.to the heavy chemicals. - " " ' •-. 9. The wholesale prices of raw materials in general ing 194b, but most consumer goods will hold firm or sell For .both gasoline and bituminous coal, there may be pr,^ , u ,^ c .10. The great question mark of 1945.will be how, to whom'and at what prIcc ^™|P vcrnmcnt wi » dispose of its billions of dollars .worth of OUTLOOK during _1945. The weather has been eXceptloiialfy'gocJ^Utowhole C f ,, St S!yj' eai ' s; but sooner or later wc WI h»ve a severe drought drought m^v, : ? C " d >"£ t ? *"» t1her u " set ' m °'C bushels of corn and wheat and morfe ba es of cqtton will., Braised in Ia45-lha:i ever before in our Insiorj ^S'iSo^hlVup!' 116 -^' "' c tolal tarm lncome '' or ^ fl " parity program, due to Tear of a' collapse ; in all farin prices after ihe "w'a'r • '.'"'.''. •;•..' ...-..•.: TAXES ' •'''-. ' ! l ^ '*"**• will : hbt be Increased during 1945 and some'will be uuce.a, hv fact, some nuisance taxes will be eliminated altogether, • •'.'.IT; .Ihe Federal Debt will continue to increase during 1945. . rise duririg a j945 r ^ d ° nC ^^^ '" XCS ' thC cost rif I1vlng win co »Urmc to i' ir'^f'Sr rid r ng J ° bS f ° r rcturn ' n B soldiers will be the big political foot- colineclto?' al " 110 " prelK)led to r ° rec! < sl what will happen in this j-.-M. Through a coalition of Republicans and Conservative Democrats we should have a "do nothing" Congress during 1945. .' :•„•"• RETAIL SALES • f ? L ,)i TilC volumc refil " salcs win show a decline during 1945 Prices pi ladles' apparel and general luxuries will suffer, while grocery sales shoiyd.be, higher. .-..-. 22.- The total dollar retail sales should be about equal to 1M4 with an increased demand for woolen and cotton textiles for civilian use • ,23.- The best cities for 1945 business should be- • I ' ' . . Altoona, Pa. , ' Davenport, Iowa ' New York, N. Y. ' San Jose, Calif • ' ' Cleveland, Ohio , Wichita, Kansas .. Tlltrc - bc a stamiredc in 1945 to get rid of thc makc- i,ir .- o ge r of thc makc- swit ersatz goods which have been made to t4ke the place of good mer- " 25. Wise will bc those manufacturers, merchants and consumers who realize that postwar competition will be terrific and, therefore, withhold purchases until 1946. FOREIGN TRADE ' 07' . TI ' C Utlllc(1 stal es will own over 50% of the world's ships in 1945 . 2 |; There will be nn increase in free exports with the "Freed Countries , but Lend-Lcase exports will decline. 28. We will make England and Eussla large postwar loans provided they spend the money in thc United Slates. 28, Both the British Empire and Russia will go into thc competitive foreign rnde market during 1945; many cartels and government monopolies wlll.be in operation. I, therefore, forecast higher prices for coffee cocoa, sugar and many other articles for which we arc absolutely dependent upon foreign countries. 30. No Central Bank will be organized nor will the stabilization of foreign currencies bc attempted In 1945. I.ABOK The Little Steel Formula will bo amended during 1945 31. 32 Industrial employment during 1945 will be off 7% In hours and off lOtc In pay rolls. d dn I? 0 buildine of a fcw new nutos ar > d " ew houses will be resumed 34. Many Industries, now operating on a forty-clght-hour week will return to a forty-hour week during 19*5. 35. Wage rates will not decline, but "late-home" income will bc less. WAR QUTI.OOK 36. The grealcr part of Germany's army will collapse before the German planting season opens in the spring of 1945. Before surrcndcrins Germany will try poison gas. 37 Japan will not hold out as long ns most people think. Japan will collapse within six or twelve months after Germany collapses 38. If Stalin's health continues, he will be thc world's most powerful man in 1945 and may dictate thc peace terms, especially for the Pacific 39. Sometime after April, 1945, Russia will join (or threaten toi thc . Allies against Japan but only after thc promise of territory privileges and a huge loan. ., 40. Thc markets may witness a "communistic scare" during 1945- but they should soon recover thereafter. STOCK MARKET 41. The rails will show the greatest decline during 1945, because the airplane and shipbuilding slocks arc already pretly much donated 42. Thc heavy chemicals, steels and motors may hold their own during 1945; but consumer goods will do much better. 43. The safest stocks lo buy-consldcring value, income and safely- wlll bc the merchandizing stocks, especially the chain store stocks 44. 1944 saw a large Increase in the demand for peace stocks with a decline In war stocks; but 1945 will witness them both moving more or less together. Switching has been over-done In' most case?. 45. movement . 1945 will continue to witness creeping Inflation, although the bie ent toward lunation will not take place until the next business depression which will follow the postwar prosperity. 46. Though bank loan BONDS rates should continue to have nil upward . ve nil upwar tendency, interest rates In general will remain low through 1945 since the money supply is now 20% above normal and government controls will continue. (Continued on page 2). BlythevlUe Herald slppl Vklley Le*du Mob In Detroit Damages Ward Company Store Manager Lays Blame Upon 'Union Goons' In Labor Dispute By United IVess The Montgomery ward labor dis pute, already spreading to Knnsa City an ( | Chicago, today appeal c< close .to the combustion" point In Detroit, the center of the cur rent crisis, a crowd of 75 person; surged through the firm's Dearbori store today, leaving In Us wnki smashed glass, toppled counter; and trampled merchandise. Store . Manager Roland Easter brpok charged that the crowd wni composed of what he' called "unloi g.ions." But Roy Scroggins, slate dl rector of the striking CIO workers said the 15-mipvile rampage wn: touched,off when "company imported strike breakers nttcmptcc to 'interfere with union member •who went Into (he store for n peaceful .demonstration." . Scrog'gins said pickets had plan ncct to. parade through the aisles as they did once before In forcinp .the company'to close the building early -during prc-Chrlstmas shopping days. Dearborn police say they have arrested two of the mob leaders 01 charges of malicious destruction o properly. -They have been identified as Stanlfy-.Bulc&wsky of Detroit anc William Smith of Dearborn. Police say neither had been Ward employees but Ihnl they were member: of the OIO. • ' T!IC Ward management said no estimate, of damage can be madi until an inventory is taken. No in juries were reported mid Easterbrook says the mob lefl of its owr accord before police reinforcements from a station across the street arrived. In Kansas City, CIO employe!, have set up picket . lines aroum Ward's, retail stores and mail ordei plants. Union leader Edward chcv- lln reports several hundred workers stayed off their jobs on thc open- Ing day of the strike. . He .said: 1 "Retail employes have left Iheir work until Mr. Averj (Sewcll-A very, head of-Ward's) decides that neither himself nor Ward's- are bigger than the War Labor Board,- the President and thc United States Government.' ,,,Union members, of the Chicago plant, wlir meet tonight to consider whetnerui'mot to-tafce strike action • -Meanwhile, government seizure of at least a portion of Ward's Chicago facilities, for the second time l"ls year, appeared imminent. Weather Delays Paper Collection Until Thursday Icy walks and rain prevents Blythcville housewives from putting paper today for collec- out scrap tion which will be made tomorrow it the weather Is favorable, it was announced by L. o. Nash, salvage chairman. If scrap paper can be placed on curbing*, without getting wet housewives are asked to put the tied bundles there by 7:30 o'clock so they can be picked up by Joe Martin's crew. ;If the weather continues un- avorablc, collection will be made Friday, it was said. V-12 Student Is Appointed To Annapolis Billy Browne, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Browne, has received nn appointment to thc United States Nn.'al Academy, Annapolis, Md., where he will begin training immediately. The appointment was made by ep. E. C. Galhlngs after young Browne had made an outstanding record at University of South, Sc- wancc, Tenn., where a student there 'or 10 months in the V-12 program. He already has been sent to the irc-mldshlpman school, Ashbury Park, N. J., for preliminary Irain- ng while awaiting beginning of a lew class at the Nnvnl Academy. Young Browne, 19, was graduated from Blythcville High School where he was outstanding In cur- icula activities. His only brother. Scrgl. Dent Browne, now is in France, having ocen overseas 28 months with thc Engineer Corps of thc Army. Former Resident Of Blytheville Dies In Texas Charles W. CasJ), who left, Blythc- ville several years ago to enter defense work, die d Friday night al Port Arthur, Texas. He was 44. His brother. R. G , Cash, left Monday for Port Arthur where he was to meet liJs sister from Call- ornia for funeral services to bc icld at Port Arthur. Born in Memphis, Mr. Cash lived icre for a number of years, and • lived at Forrest city. An elec- rician he was employed by Wig- Ins Electric Shop. He was employed by a construc- ion firm at Pine Bluff and in Ten- Pilot Is Safe f ,Vtv HINGI.E COPIES FIVE CKN'JS missing inunction In. th Philippine urea since Nov. 24, Ueut Lcroy II. Ross yesterday cabled hi inmlly he wns safe. Pilot ol n p-38, he Ls serving wit I General MncAitliur. -He is son of Mr. iind Mrs. Walle J. Ross, 1705 West vine. northcri Mlssour Icy Weather Moves Across Middle West By United I'rtss A freezing rainstorm was niovln eastward from the mldwesleri stoles this afternoon leaving tee covered highways from lewis tlirongli Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. Thc Cliicngo Weather Uurqo said the north central states en expect continued snowfall tonlglv Snlj-raro twnpcrnlures hit th east today and at Tylerlown. Pn the mercury went to 10 below. ll-ce/lng. wcntiier and high wind greatly hampered Kansas City lire men win fought a warehouse blazi "• threatened to engulf a Itirgi section of the North Kansas Cit industrial area. . ' However, firemen finally brough thc blaze under control nfter-.tlirc of them had been injured' Tin lire slimed in a wax companj H'nrehn ii.se and swept to several nil joining buildings. A' chilly rain fell over most o this m/iraing; and the weatherman said it woiild Continu ;his nfternooh nnd toiilght, but bi ' ' ', warmer -'tempera promises, -slightly :urcs. • ' The weatherman . says there ' is little danger of ice on highways n the vicinity of Little Rock except on bridges. But he wnrns that hero probably its ice on highways n northern Arkansas. Reports from over the slate show Jiat the mercury rose .slightly early this morning. '. Coldest spot vns Jfcrrisoji wilh 11. 2ti-degree low, ilx degrees .warmer (.nan yester- Iny's early morning minimum. Bntesvlllc reported a 27-dcgrec low mil Walnut Ridge hud 28-rt<?(?rces. .ittlc Rock nnd Fort Smith had lO-dcfjree lows. Lieut. Davis, luxora Airman Gets Air Medal The Air Medal Is the latest ward presented Henry Cllft.jn Javis of Luxora, lieutenant In the Navy who has received numerous 'ther honors. Commander of a patrol plane pcrntlng in the Solomon Islands asl March, he conducted seven tighl artillery spotting missions for 'iir ground forces, shelling Jop- ncse positions on Bougainville Is- and, to receive this honor. Despite danger of flying at peril- iu.s low altitudes in face of enemy nti-aircraft fire, he carried out ssignmcnls and provided informn- ion which resulted In dcstrucllon f Japanese gun positions, am- :iunilion dumps and supply areas, ccording to the citation. Now instructor at Norman, Okla he Nnvy pilot Is son of Mr. and Irs. J. E. Davis of Luxora and msband of thc former Miss Sue fastings of Memphis and nyess riiom he married Dec. 1 in Blythc- illc, to culminate a ilx-ycar ro- lancc. Lieutenant Davis Is a member ( a service family. A brother, 'orp. Joseph Elmo Davis, is, with he ground crew of the AAF In Ingland; one sister, Lieut. Totnmlc f. Davis, ts on Army nurse sta- oncd at Tuscaloosa, Ala.; another later, .Second Lieut. Lcab Davis, i nn Army nurse at Camp Forest, Tenn., and a brother. Rushon E. Davis, who has a medical Ischarge from thc Marine Corps which he served six years, now In defense work in Washington tate. i A Port Arthur a year ago vf. Y. Stocks T & T 1C3 1-2 Mer Tobacco G! 1-4 nacouda Copper 27 "-B Beth Sled 63 1-4 ihrysler M 1-2 ! oca Cola 133 1-2 'en Electric 37 .1-4 Jen Motors '... r>2 1-4 Montgomery Ward M 3-4 N Y Central 22 1-8 Inl Harvester 791-2 Stondtvr dof N J 55 7-8 Texas Corp 47 1-8 tJ S Steel Htiulebaker . Republic Steel Americans Check Drivi Of Nazis Toward Meuse; 27 More Jap Ships Sunk U. 5. Subs Sink ^ Big Jap Carrier, 26 Other Ships B-29j Again Strike Tokyo's War Plants From Saipan Bases WASHINGTON, .Dee. 21. (UP) — Atncrlciii) submarines Imvc made one of their greatest hauls of Japanese ships, not'only In quantity but In quality, loo. ;-Niivy Secretary nounces Him have.sunk Ftowslal nn- our undersea crnft 27.more enemy vessels "nil one ot them was a large Japanese iiii'craft carder, perhaps carrying 1500men and 100 planes. Six' other ciiqiny ' combat, ships were sunk, a converted light cruls- el',' n destroyer, two destroyer IninsI'orls: mid-two escort vessels. The others were transports; cargo ships nnd tankers. , , ' ' Porre.'.-tiil says (he total haul of Japanese ships sunk.' probably sunk and damaged by American subma- rines-alone'runs (b 1090,'u tolal of over three" imd a half million tons. Incidentally, this Is Ihe first time n Japanese aircraft, carrier Is'knowh to have been sunk by our submarines, although Iwo arc listed ns probhbly sunk and two more damaged. Details -withheld Fnrrcsta! says he cali'l reveal thc details of the enemy carrier slnk- Injf, except that It was sent lo thc bottom by torpedoes, but he commented that this wns hilling at one of thc mast painful spots In Japanese senrjowcr m the moment. •Mn the air, American Superfort- resses - have rnlclcd Tokyo • again However, the War Department has released no -details yet, except thai Ihc largel.i were warplanls In Ihe industrial area of the enemy capital. Presumably. . the main target was the Nakajlma aircraft works in the western suburbs. , The Tokyo radio says 50 Super- fortresses made Ihc raid though Berlin broadcast a Tokyo dispatch claiming 70 B-29's were over Tokyo At any rate, the'Japs claim lo huve knocked down nine, probably shot down five more, and damaged 27 total of 41 Superfortresses, all of which ts unconfirmed nnd sounds like a typical Tokyo exaggeration. Rnldtrs From Saipan The Tokyo raiders flew from Salpnn bases, and tlic enemy radio claims Jap bombers rallied Satpan for the second straight night lasl nignl. The J«|i claim I s not confirmed, athough some 18 to 25 Jnp planes attacked ah 'airstrip on Sat- inn Christmas Night causing some The two blows, the Army Air Force r ald on Tokyo; n'nd thc new navy >ubinarlne successes, point up thc observation | )y Admiral King that the war In the Pacific Is a team show. King, who next Saturday begins its foiirlli yerfr as commandcr-ln- chfcf of thc U. S. fleet, says the navy's record in the last Ihrcc venrs speaks for Itself, and In the months ahead, he adds, "It will continue to speak for Itself." Tlie navy coinmander-ln-chicl nade his remarks during a brief ippcarancc nt Porrestal's news con- 'urcncc. King remarked that World War II might well be called'Ihc of amphibious operations. TOIMV'H WAH ANAI.VSIS Nazis Expend Troops Needed Against Reds lly DAVID WKRKS Press Staff Writer liru , dc- Uorllu I'olnnd. The fjrrai battles now i, e | UK fought In llelKliitn m lly UL . decided •immalcly Inindrcds of ,nll w; u' ' on the eastern front N» matter |, 0 «. |,nr ( l ([, 0 cicr- ninns punch annlnst Ihc American J'iisl Army in „„ nttempt to reach Ihe Memo river, they cannot cs- cnpe the fuel tlml, (hoy ngalnsl a two-front, win-. The energy e.V|ieiido('l by the cne.ny In Belnlum means Just that much less energy available (o lend the approaches to from Enst Prussln, front from Aiislrln. For jicurly tluee y<xm K ,,j. s | n bore the brunt of German destructive power. Slie absorbed terrific liiintslmicia from the enemy mul even .while dilvlu,; t| 10 Clenimns tock toward their . own borders the HussliniB paid n heavy price for. Ihelr adviinccs But since D-n»y »].v months ngci the Allies In the wosl Imve borne jlhe brunt of the dlreel. offensive ( iicnlnst the' Germnn homeland in I tillior words, the WO-mim .second' fronl became the Ilrsl front. While Ihc 1500 mile first fronl becimie In rahe respect,';, the sucomliiry front Ucil Drives llnllcil , The Itusslniis drove Into Hi)sl rrassln nnd sto]i]ied when tlic «p- poi.ltlon hecntuc stiff. They drove across Poland and slopporl when the .opposition became stiff. Then they begun Die wide wi- circlini! drive through Ihc lial- kaiiB, where the Cleiininw fought :lclnyln^ actions, but gave Situation $ Be/ore Mev Under Control Rallying Yanks two Towns !l l "?: l " 01! -^.(UJ 4 .)-thp;Gor.naii' ( lriYi'Ihlo- Nelson Funeral Held Yesterday AtLeachvifle I-Mnernl services were held ycs .erday alLcachvllle for Corp Lynn Travis Nelson, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gable Nelson, killed In a rou- Inc training flight Saturday near Meridian. Miss. Corporal Nelson was graduated rom Lcachvllle High School In 194:1 where he was an honor student and outstanding athlete. Entering the Army Air Forces n June last year, he completed a oursc of training for aerial gunner n October. He wns stationed at Barksdale Field, La. Besides his parents, he Is sur- ived by two younger brothers, Ho\v- rd and Jack Nelson. Five men were killed and a sixth rltlcully Injured when tht B-26 ncdium bomber from Uarksdalc "Icld crashed while on a combat raining flight, ground, other people's ground, when the pressure became too slioiiK. Tl)o -Russians advanced Ircmen- 'dons* dls'tances, but got»"no to • ncrllh. In fuel, they're much farther away from HcrHn on their present aotlvb front, mound Budapest, lhf:n they arc in'East, I'rus- slu, which remains relatively [pilot. On the western rronl',,-meanwlille, the Allies, since landing In Normandy, have cul down the distance to licrlln more than half. They have taken over more actual Ger- innu soil than Imve the Russians. Moreover, the slillt In Gorman fighting strength has bucn steadily westward. , ; On D-Day minus one. the bulk of Oermnn military strength manning the so-called West Wall, was made up largely of second class troops. Nazis Use Crack Troops Today, ,'ome of Ihc finest soldiers in Ihc German army are carrying Ihc Nnxl offensive forward In Belgium. American wildicrK 'tell of some Oermnn troops slnrlnf; al thc uniforms of our forces which they hart never seen before. They came from the Russian front. Between D-Day and Christmas Eve, thc Allies in the wc.st captured 800.000 German prisoners and inflicted an estimated half million casualties on the enemy. A .grand total of 1,300,000 Nnv.ls losl I.-) the German army In less thnn six months. And more being lost In violent battles every day. That, averages 0,000 soldiers subtracted from Germany's fighting power every single dny since thc Allies landed In Prance. Three quarters of a division a day. 1'ut another way, It amounts to 127 full German divisions willed out completely on thc western front since the .second front opened. The Germans nrc estimated to have between 120 and 140 divisions spread out along the 1500 mile eastern front now. Against thai, they had 70 divisions lined up along the 450- mile western front facing the vital nrcas of their l-.'jinclnnd. In addition they arc estimated to have thrown another 20 divisions inlo Ihe big drive through Belgium. These latter 20 divisions arc believed to be just about nil the flrtt class reserves the Germans have immediately iivnilable. More divisions am being Irnlncd each month In. Ihe barrel-scraping Volkslrum Corps. But not at thc rale Ihe enemy Is using them up on Ihc western fronl alone, 9,000 men a day.- Thus, when thc Russians strike with a full-brown offensive In East Prussia or Poland, .straight oward Berlin, tlic Germans may :ind they lost their fighting wind n Belgium. Mllioill. Supreme llendihiniicrti Infer Issued |> Btnli'miMit flaying i )lc Americans in front of thc Metlso arc In'com- plete control of the situation to. day, thul there Is m> Immediate dun-' iwr of a cit'i-inim lireiiktliroiiKli to thc river. Suproiiii! HcjuliiunrlcM was ri'- feiTlnR to the situation today, ni- IhOiifjh Ihc curlier i'()iiimunlr|U<i cov- in cd the lighting only through ycs- iBrdiiy mornlni,'. This limy indicate tlml MibMunlliil Amcijcun reinforcements since have Joined-the buttle of the MCUWJ or llmt ihe amnum lu»vi! run Into difficulties. : ' } Night Tunk Buttle ' llffidriunrtorft ufao roiinrtcil thai lw<> night, urmorcd engagements have been fought In (he'vicinity of Ccllcs, In one, the Americans knocked .out 12 German tanks and In the olher eight tanks nnd 10 oilier ve-' hlcle.s wore destroyed. •There wiis still more encouraging HBW.S from Hclglum this afternoon. On the southern tlank of the Clcrmiin salient, front reports say the Americnn drive nnrlhwpnl In that sector Is 'mnktng excellent headway, however, the Americans 'tllPHrciitly are fur from, culling off lu-, cnlire .basu of the German sn- Icnt Ijy means of this northwnrii . Up -of the Meat 'Holiday' Idea Spreading Philadelphia Shops May Join Hew York Protest On Ceiling •:' '»>• United Press •I'htlmtelphja butchers may follow ' . . Peter Ciirroll,:'n(.torney^ for four Broups |n l),c Pl.lladelplUa meat industry, announces that retnilc™ nrc dotcrmliied to. close their doors on Jnn 10 unless .federal author'- - Klc.v iidjust celling 'prices. • •-''' wired r tliq liefids,gf three govern-'" mont.dgencle.'i'asking them not lo'' illvurt Phllndelphfu- me n t supplies- lo other uiarkcU. '•-"' • New ,-York's .'Mayor; LnOua'rdla hns promised : inelropoHtan housc- Uwt (larger - slifjimpnts'' of 1 .- lllill-the *)i61IHny" -CNIIeif by- '10,000 Indlgimnt' i-etnil incaf. "''dealers will '" " tm '' ' c ""'f" " " tm ' OW 1 " ' : - 5 |l - cnkl ! i *'.''' 0 yP r tlio. ..city-owned . rn -, Jil ?. t l, 0 .'!'' ".IP,, mayor soundly arc-no offlelnl reports-nn Ihp progress of American relief forces (i.ttemplliiK to rescue Dough'- boys- trapped Inside the town of IJjtstogue. Hut the British radio says -.-,-... --.--, j-. "«...n.ij- ttie relief ciilumn now Is only m\a •"VrtfusM cheaters ^nd'lilrick mar»ml one third miles from the high- ™tecM whom'he -blntiicfl for the way clly. I current qrlsls. And" lie liihted thnt J livestock-.price.';,' Ihe 1 >cau'se 'of "the controversy, soon Will ^b'e' established. . • •' '" ; '• ' - ' ' •' •. ' Suys : Li\Gunrdia, "I'm confident (lint lih nmiotmcemcnt will be _, i I n),so &H} confident Uint tlic clc- ucrllln .""cb!b!i will be: favorable to me . cptlsunicr.Y ' and rel'allers in the icily." •. ,-• ..','.'•' Ilul I>i.-Wii5hlngtpii:;opj)os!llon by I'lirrtJiuii Holds On The American garrison wns surrounded In Bnslogni; when the Germans (lowed pnst Inward the went. Hut Ihi] garrison has held out despite attacks from all sides, managing lo Interfere with " use of the highway. Aiid Ifciulqiiiirlcrn have received this dramatic radio message from llie'Hnstognc Eiirrison, saying: "HavhiB a Held day killing Germans." Although It has not been said officially how many Americans arc Inside nnstogne, Ihc Germans cstl- County Men Wounded Two more men from this section lave been reported wounded In the European area where casualties arc nounllng, Scrgt, George E. Guffcy, son of rtrs, Flora Guffey of Dell, nnd Ptc. Mward O. Brown, son of Mrs. Peari Town of Manila, were Included In lie official list released today by 58 1-8 IS 1-4 111 3-4 the Wnr Department. New York Cotton Mar. May .July Oct. DCC. open hlqh low clo.se pr.cl. 2194 2195 2193 219-t 2191 2187 2189 2187 2188 2185 2150 2152 2149 2151 2149 2060 2052 2061 2054 2059 2052 20GI 2048 2050 2045 Chicago Wheat May July open high low close pv.'cl. 155-X I55S IGS'i 164 . 1C4 I54S 155%-155-i lute llie garrison at 10,000. The First Allied Airborne Army iiiioimccft llmt hundreds of tons of supplies, mostly ammunition, have been 'dropped to the heroic group nftcr paratroops were landed to mark out the landing xoncs. No notable changes of position arc reported from the northern shoulder of the salient. Bui the Germans still are probing nnd punching around Stavciol, apparently seeking n soft spot so they can renew their attempts lo reach Liege. Generally speaking, the Americans now have squeezed thc salient lo a corridor 25 jnlles wide and 50 niles long. Inside the snjlcnt. the results of icnr record air operations arc beginning to be felt. Kqul|imenl Abandoned CorrcsiHindent Richard Hotlclot says the Allies are turning the German corridor fnlo a blind alley by letting the offensive over-reach ils supplies. Oilier fronl reports say tanks and self-propelled guus have been found abandoned because they had run oul of gasoline. And one prisoner said thc Germans arc running shorl of food. II was another day of excellent Aylng weather, bringing' new dam- nee "lid destruction to the Germans: • -,. By noon, the American Ninth Ain-Force \w<\ flown more than 30 sorties, blasting 40 links and armored -cars and 196 motor trans- (forla- Five German planes were shol down and five damaged. •More than 600 American Flying Fortresses and Liberators continued MID offensive agalnsl enemy communications behind the wislern front, attacking rail bridges, six freight yards and rail junctions in western Germany. Most of the targets were In the major towns along tlic Rhine river. An enemy fleet of some 300 planes engaged the Americans southeast of Bonn, but at least 28 German fighters were shot down. mkj-wcstcrn congressmen w a s growing. Senator Wherry of Nu- bracka accused the 'OPA of nr- rnng|ii(f ^closed hearings in order to -'[railroad through", a livestock celling without giving western cnt- tlo, growers and ' feeders 'nn opportunity lo present their side. A hearing wns being held in Chicago loclny nnd another scheduled "in Kansas .City tomorrow. Weather ARKANSAS: Rntn this afternoon and tonight. Slightly warmer tonight. Thursday considerable cloudiness and warmer. Rain in cast and south portions. Nazi Officers Being Sought 19 Escaped Germans Hiding In Arizona After Fleeing Camp PHOENIX. Ariz., Dec. 27. (UH> — Efforts ot ; pollce authorities to [inrt the 19 Oermnn naval officer's at jargc somewhere in Ihc Arizona dcseri are not meeting with success The Germans who escaped lasb Saturday', from a prisoner of war camp have seemingly vanished into thin air f There are no populated places wtthln miles of the . camp, but evcn'piahes arc unable to spot the Germans hiding in the wastelands. A lotal of 25 prisoners made the break, bill six have been recap- lured. These were Ihe enlisted men in the group, though, and the 13 at large are all naval officers. . The commander of the, Papnso camp, Col. William A". Holderi, says the escape was led .and planned by thc executive, officer of the Graf Spec, R German.- pocket',battleship scuttled off the South American coast. - -• ' Authorities believe the German prisoners .< have split into, small groups, and are'heading for Mexico, 150 miles from the camp, Livestock ST. LOUIS'NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Dec. 27. (UP)— Livestock: Hogs 8,600, salable 8.500; top 14.70; I80-2VO Ibs. 14.70; 140-160 Ibs. 13.50- H.25; SOBS 13.93. Cattle 3,500 all salable; calve sl,200 all salable; mixed yearlings a;id heifers 11.00-14.00; cows 8.00-11.00; carmers and cutters S 00-7 75; slaughter steers 9.50-16.75; slaughter heifers 8.50-16.00; slockCr arid 'ecder steers 8,00-13,50.

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