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VOL. XI . 24.1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS _____ __ ; -^THE DQMINAmjs ^^^^^f KORTH^ST^R^SAB Am BOVm}^T ^imoVRl '^"^ ' ^~^ — niKVll,LK, ARKANSAS, WKUNHSDAY. .IANMAIJV •.» \n.\r. . BLGJffmnoOMS ON GERMAJTSAUif Deferments For 364,000 Youths To Be Cancelled Byrnes Asks Induction Of Group As Congress Goes Into Session WASHINGTON. Jan. 3 UJp)_ The 79th United States Congres has been called to order and im mediately was confronted with on 1 of the toughest issues on til Amerlcr.il home front, the draftin of farm youths from 18 to 26 This group of j, 0 un B farmers about 364.000 strong, is 8 America largest untapped reservoir o lighting strength. And War Mobil ization Director Byrnes lias calle 'or the cancellation of draft de ferments for as many as possibl •if these agricultural workers In a letter to Selective Servic Director Hershcy, Byrnes made clear that it : was a 'question o taking men now holding agricul tural deferments, or men in tli viext age group, 2G through 23 wh now hold occupational deferments And Byrnes says WPB Chairma Knif has advised him that th alternative, the drafting .of abov 2fi-ers holding occupational defer mails, will make It extremely dif ftetilt to meet critical war dc mands. The only hitch in the draftin of farm workers is the so-calle lydmgs Amendment. The Tydings Amendment pro wdes deferments of farm worker under, certain conditions', roughly if the farmer; is producing h' share of food, or "until a replace ment can be found." • -However, Byrnes says the Tyd .ings Amendment does not provic blanket deferment—and he is ask .-(ing.; th* jnidpctipn ,of\: alls possibl . men from 'that group'.' ' '"" - 'Byrnes wrote Selective Servic ; Director Hershey that Secretar of War Stimson and Secretary o Navy Forrestal' both have warn* that the present eligible.? for Arm and Navy induction soon will rui out. : He adds both the Army am Navy believe it is essential to thi effective prosecution of the wa to induct more men in the li through 25-year age grbup. •• •; [Byriics also consulted the' Wa Food Administrator, Marvil Jones . before making his, decision.. .Jone . w advised'him that fhc induction o tarm.youths wlv> do not fall clear ly within Hie scope of the Tyding Amendment would not result in i critical crop shortage. • A White House spokesman points out that while there are some 364,000 agricultural deferments li Ine 18 through 25 age bracket in dustry and medicine have onl 33.000 to 40,000 deferments o men of prime fighting age. Though confronted with one of Us toughest problems, there wa almost a festive air about as Con gress went into session The new House of Representatives looked like a Hollywood stage with cameras grinding. floodli-hU reflecting oh bald spots and staring a genuine movie queen. Most of' the lights and thc eye.-, of both old and new lawmakers focused on Helen Gahagan Douglas, the Democratic Party's answer to Clamor Gal Clare Soothe Luce The Lady from California who is married to Actor Melvyn Douglas and is a star in her own right made her legislative entrance in i' simple black dress. She sal fa. lo the right on the Cemocralic side and looked puzzled at the chatter which made thc vast chamber sound like a crowded cocktail lounge. Mrs. Luce had a fancier outfit n black suit with a splashy red flower on her shoulder and she wore her favorite hair ornament a black velvet bow. ' The mere men on the floor looked mostly bald, mostly 'a .little wrinkled and mostly grcy-faocd under the glare of Klieg lights Representative A.dolph Sabath of Illinois shone as the' .foremost example of sertorla) splendor In a wing collar, puify./'nijjkfje, !ong tail coat and stHpert partis. Tht freshmen,. Including William Gallagher, the ex-street sweeper from Minneapolis, came In early in time for prayer. The old-timers waited as usual until the praying was over and then bolted through the swing doors for a fest of handshaking. balkslapplng and loud greelings. But after tho formalities are over, these legislators will not have much time for convivial get-to- gethers the next two years. Already some 600 separate bills are headed for thc legislative hamper. Most of them deal with money, and many of them are designed to help the voters pocketbook. There arc a number of measures calling for the expansion of veterans benefits, and at least two bills setting up R 30-cV>llnr-a-monUi pension for persons over .60, ,i, YouthsJ8-26 Face Draft Mrs. Liddie Lott Will Be Buried Here Tomorrow Mrs. Llddic Loll, wife of T. L Lott, died yesterday aflernoon nl Walls Hospital, three hours after having been admitted. She would have been 38 Tuesday. Ill' at the family residence, 701 Clark, she was removed to the hospital when her condition appeared more serious. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock at Cobb Funeral Home, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Born in Riplcy, Tcnn., she had lived here a number of years Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Maxine Helen and Bobbie Lott; a son, William Lott; two brothers, Louis'proc- tor of Blytheville and Herman Proctor of Farming ton, N. M. and two sisters, Mrs. Ljnnic Bunch of Farinmgton, N. M. and a sister In Colorado Springs. W. W. Watson Made Revenue Collector Here \V. W. Watson of Blythcville, formerly deputy tax assessor in charge of the office here, has beeii appointed collector for North Mississippi County in the Arkansas Revenue Department, it was announced today noon by Otho Cook, state revenue commissioner designate. Announcement by news services, that Mr. Watson had been appointed supervisor of District Five, which includes 15 Northeast Arkansas counties, to succeed E. A. Rice was incorrect, it was announced aftei the new commissioner first said the anouncement was correct. Successor to Mr. Hic'e, who resigned to become deputy sheriff of Nortiv .£?!ids3ippi County, has-not been named, Mi-. Cook said. In telephone conversations with the Courier News he said no othei announcements «- ou id i, e ma(le un _ til after Jan. 9. ' Oscar Alexander at present holds the title of inspector, also known as collector, with two assistants, D. Garrett and G. M. Nelson of Leach ville. Mr. Watson was deputy under his son, W. w. Watson Jr., of Osceola, not a.candidate .for reelection to; office' of. tax assessor ; fa'UC who and cllectr; • ' • • • . ', . WRS defeated for office: of sheriff and collector "';••>' l • ' • •• Other appointments announced included: Walter E. Lokey lo succeed assistant revenue commissioner Whit Morgan. John B. Gower of Mountain view to fill a vacancy left by John H. Gray as field inspector for Stone County. V. D. Howe of Hampton to succeed M. L. Davis of Hampton as revenue inspector. W. A. Miller of Arkadelphia to succeed A. N. Shaw as revenue inspector in Clark County. Relatives Seek Missing Farmer Family Of J. A. Thorp Report Disappearance Early In December J. A. Tliorp, 48, farmer living on he V. G. Holland farm four miles H'est of Gosnell, has disappeared lorn his home with no news of him since Dec. 8, it was announced ycs- .crday by his family which has cn- Istcd aid of officers In locating him. Ife was last seen at Monctte, vhcrc he went to visit relatives on :hat day after telling Mrs. Thorp he would be home the following day. Th c World war I veteran. Injured while fighting Ih France, had discussed going to California to seek vork but a message from his sister Iving there revealed he had not arrived. , A moody type, he had worried 'cry much of late, because of busl- icss reverses, and was unusually o\v in spirits, his wife said. Because he did not appear well riien ho left home, members of lib 'amlly arc fearful h e became 111. Of slim build, lie is five feet, scv- n inches tall, and has gray hair. Crawford Baby Dies Jimmie I.ee Crawford, n-month- Id son of Mr. and Mrs. OtlsCraw- ord of -Clear Lake community died yesterday at Walls Hospital. The baby hnd been a patient here since Thursday. Funeral services were held today rith German Undertaking Company >f Steele, Mo., in charge. Chicago Wheat open high low close prcl. lay . 1P6H IGG^ 1GGIS 16G',4 165'4 July . K9'a 159!'. 158U 159J4 Saipan Raiders Again Hammer Honshu Island Three Factory Cities On Enemy Homeland Damaged By B-29s By United Press The crews of the American B-2fls arc starting the New Year will crippling blows at the Jnpnncso home land. Superfortresses from Salpiin raided Industrial targets on Honshr Island again. A Japanese communique says the giant raiders hit three of Japan's, chief factory cities—Nagoyn, Osaki and Hanianmsijln. It adds tlia' alwut 90 planes took part in the raid. Tokyo says some lire damage was done to "vital facilities and factories" in the raided areas. From his new headquarters on Guam, General -Hansel) announce! merely that the raids had takei place. Stayed Two Hours The planes struck around 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon (Tokyo time) And Tokyo says they stayed over Honshu until around four. The enemy communique says the main force of bombers centered their attacks on the Mitsubishi Aircraft plant at Nagoya, a familiar'target An earlier Tokyo report said a large force of the B-29s concentrated on Japan's largest Industrial center— thc city of Osaka, which has never before been raided In force. The Japanese broadcast claims that 17 of the attacking planes were knocked out of the. air and that 25 more had been damaged. But this startling toast-is entirely in line with the usual Japanese exaggerations. ' , ' .-••This attack, the first 1 full:':scale Superior! raid of.the year points up more clearly, than ever the fact that the air offensive against Japan has grown out of the experimental stage.-And n Jap naval commentator of thc Imperial Fleet has warned the people that the B-29s arc taking a high loll, and probably will continue to. Warns of Shortages The naval commentator warned the homeland that a drastic short- ft ? e or.eSscntial war materials is responsible.for-the setbacks in Hie Pacific;.. And lie warned that thc shortages promised to become fa! more acute as the war goes on. The commentator said the Super- fortresses arc blasting important war industries and scattering Incendiaries and other explosives. And he told the people that this fact should squelch any iressible optimism over thc war. However, the Japanese people this morning have no call to feel either optimism or. intoxication. Thc announcement of thc Superforl raids closely followed thc report of an American bombing attack on Jan shipping off Formosa. The bombers Hying from a base in the Philippines set fire to five enemy coastal vessels and shot down four enemy planes. The importance of the blow at Formosa is that it Indicates more and larger raids arc to be aimed there, and Formosa lies along Japans Jugular vein, her shipping lane land 1 Easl IndiCS to tllc h ° mc " Tliis raid has'sefvcd notice to (lie Japanese that Formosa now can be reached by American planes from n ° n!^ 5 - 1 ™" 1 clli » n "id from the Philippines. British troops of the Fourteenth Army have entered the Burmese city o.l Yen. a point only 65 miles from Mnndalay. The new advance represents a seven mile gain since last reports, which were only Tasl night. In Utah Train Wreck Belief that two Blytheville men, who might have been on one of m i, 2" 15 . wrcck «> "car Ogdcn, Utah, Sunday, xvas dispelled today when one of the men arrived in BlytheyilJe and a letter arrived -om the other, written in Nevada. Edwin Bargcr, apprentice seaman of the Navy, arrived here yesterday f ro ,n San Diego, to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F s Barger. Wallace Hay, seaman first class if the Navy, wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewcy Hay. that he made ^oiiuections in St. Louis Friday night instead of having to wait overnight as he feared. ; The letter, written on the train bunday and mailed In Utah did lot mention the wreck. He was en route to San Francisco after hav- ng spent his furlough here. firemen Answer Call An overheated stove pipe caused us wall board of a house at 205 West Vine to become scorched yes"""-• afternoon, resulting In a fire Firemen made the run but tlic'e was no damage. 12 Passengers Hurt As Train Leaves Tracks ; •.' 1 SAULSBUKY, Tcnn., Jan, 3 (U1 1 ) —Twelve ijasseuge ,- 5 suffered mli'or. in juries loday when scymil cars of a Memphis to 'New Yo'rk Southern Railway passenger train, jumped the tracks and turned over three miles cnsl of Sintlsbury. Two coaches were sprawled down nn embankment but a third coach remained upright although it was derailed. The Injured, who included several servicemen', were taken to li hospital at Corinth, Miss., -'for treatment. C. E. Cox, a Saulsbury -bank cashier, who visited the wreck scene, siiys the tracks were torn up for several hundred feet and that a wrecker had been sent to the scene. Mull Is Speaker At Lions Dinner Conservation Worker Features Program For Sons and Daughters Arknnsnns who help preserve - this state's natural resources Including its forests, streams and wildlife will be handing down a priceless herlJ tngc to .the younger generation Tom Mull of Little Hock, educational secretary of the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission, told members of thc Blytheville Lions club and their sons and daughters nl Hotel Noble last night. The occasion wns the club's first imiunl Sons and Daughters Bani- nuel when 54 youngsters were guests' of honor. "The-, gift of the great outdoor!! preserved-us Die Maker Intended if to be is the finest thing we adults can leave to our children." Mr; Mull said. "Many of us devote our lives to accumulating other wealth/giving little thought to the conservation of the wealth nature hns given us uncl which provides the basis for so much of our recreation and enjoyment." The speaker followed his lalk'wlth Hie showing of two color movie films wliicli he had made to illustrate the conservation theme. One showed how 1 soiis, of various Bectloiis of Arkansas have been utilized 'in the production of valuable crops such as cotton, rice, corn, apples, peaclies, cherries and strawberries, livestock am! other sources of farm revenue The oilier, called "The Story of Terry and June", depicted birds of Arkansas and in his accompanying lalk he emphasized the manner in' which these birds benefit humans through destruction of harmful insect pests which, if uncontrolled soon would destroy vegetation and plant lire. , The speaker was Introduced by Harvey Morris, program chairman. Tills feature followed Introduction of guests, a brief address of welcome by Max B. Reid, and a re- sixmsc by Miss Rosemary Child. New York Cotton open -high low close prcl Mar. . 2210 2211 2209 2211 2209 May . 2201 2203 2199 2202 2109 July . 2172 2176 2171 2!72 2171 Oct. . 2075 2002 2075 2087 2013 Ucc. . 2075 2091 2075 2082 2067 Chicago Rye open high low close prcl. y . 117% 117ii !16',i 117',!, m-,4 July . ii3!4 m lias Germans Making Desperate Stand Inside Budapest Enemy Concentrates On University Campus As Russians Attack LONDON, Jan. 3. (UP)-A flora Mtllc Is raging on the grounds o the University of Budapest. Soviet dispatches say the Germans chose (he cnmptis iis the! last stronghold In the city because 1 is located on high ground, a position giving German artillery command of stretches of the city In al directions, .'•'". - Berlin acknowledges that tho f»- i-jous onslaught, to shrink tho German pocket in Hungary's capital is making headway.' -flic Gcrmnns admit that two more Industrial suburbs hnvo fnlioj to the Russians, as well as a seclioi of the city near tlic Margnrot bridge on the Danube. Nazis Burn Buildings .As the Russians close in on tin Nazis, forcing them into the Innermost part of Budapest, they report scenes of utter desolation. • Moscow says the Gcrmnns arc putting tor dies to buildings as they withdraw after throwing «]) furnishings out of homes to make room for gun emplacements. Northwest of Budapest a'Germni column Is making n dcsperato offofC to break into the city ami rescue the trapped Nazis, which tlio Russians have threatened to aiinlhllali because of the murder of two Rus- slau armistice cmissarlca. A Russian proclamation dcclaret that all Nazi SS guards InBudn- pest .will lie killed, to n man, and their commanders hanged, ' • ,-/There arc /lew pollti'-nr develon- >neiits • In the liberated' 'cofjhtrles li eastern Europe today. •: • ; The provisional government ol Poland at Lublin has announce that nil present and future financial undertakings by Us rival, thc London government In exile wll not' be honored. Claim Representation The Lublin Poles further dcclnvcd hcmselves thc sole legal authority expressing thc will of the Polish icople. And branded the former printer of, the London Polish govern- nent,-Staii(slaws Mlkolajczyk as a foreign exile. in Yugoslavia, It is reported that King Peter has consented to tlio establishment of a regency. - t •In London there arc-new reports that Prime Minister Churchill will mect-witli President ..Roosevelt, aiid hen the Anglo-American chiefs will go on to a meeting with Josef Stalin Arrangements for the big three conference arc said to be virtually complete. The former "strong man" of Greece, General Nicholas Plastiras, is working toward a new Greek coalition government. Regent Archbishop Damasklnos hopes that the General can organize, a government which will bring peace to the revolt torn nation. ' J Many Motorists Buying Licenses Here This Week With deadline ror purchase of state automobile, driver and truck licenses extended until Jan. 15, the revenue department is doing a brisk business here this week because many failed to obtain licenses prior to New Year. They can be obtained at tlic city hall office or at Ihe permit station at the Missouri state line. 'Cinderella Congressman 1 Finds Washington Quarters Cramped WASHINGTON Jan. 3 <UPI— The door to suite number 110 of the louse office building in Washlng- <m was open, but the lights were out. United Press Correspondent Frederick C. Othman walked Into the office and almost stumbled over a small, white-haired man sitting lunched at a big mahogany table. ic w,is squinting through horn Dimmed glasses at a pile ot mail. The little old man, heavy gray overcoat, battered hat and all was William J. Gallagher, one time street sweeper but now the new congressman from Minnesota. Gallagher explained In a deep •olcc that the lights were dark bc- ause he hadn't been able to find he switch, oesterlng with gnarled lands, the former street sweeper aid ho had looked all over but Just 'ouldn't locate thc switch. Then Gallagher explained how ie hafl risen from what he prefers o call his job as "city laborer" to he position of lawmaker. "I am just a common laboring' nan who hns been a student of )0litics," he said. "And I've been making speeches for the.Democratic party since 1894 — good speeches too." But that's hardly a fair outline of this citizen's career. Back In 18D7, Gallagher read proof .on a weekly labor paper. He quit that Job to make more money, working with—as he puts It—"my hands rather than my head." He rustled freight ... did janl- toring jobs . . .for seven years he worked for the county and for 15 years more as a laborer In Minneapolis. In 1942 the city retired him on a $25.48 pension. That's when Gallagher decided to run for Congress. And he got u job as janitor to raise $200 as a campaign fund. But as he puts It "I didn't need the money . . . almost everyone In the district was for me." Now Gallagher's biggest problem, like that of many others In Washington, Is living quarters. He has found a tiny one room kitchenette apartment. But It's hardly large enough for him and hls n-ife and daughter. The Hfinnc- sola congressman says he klnd'a H'Jshe.s his office had a kitchen In It—caviso it's bigger than his new home at the end ot the Washington car line. Late Bulletins ., WITH V. S. SKVKNTIt ARMY luuicc, Jim. :t (lll'l _ (lenohil I nidi K troops hiivc u'HIiilrnwit from llitlr footholds In Germany between ItKolic 1111,1 <| U , iiii t:ililii|f up oilier positions iwlil (lie renter river tielow llio fnnil- ICJf. NKW YOHK, ju. ; ( (lJ|>)_T)i<s jtiikuru radio says Ilic Turkish <!nin,i Niillcmiil Assembly .toiluy voted unanimously In break off illplnniiilio «ni) economic ri'luUuns wltli Court Hears Wylie Appeal In Rent Case Tho Emergency court of Appeal; •us In session here ycslerday li Ihe rental cnse of an appeal us Mrs. O. L, Wyllc, tho first lime tlio court hns sat in Arkansas. .Three' Justices, tho clerk, report er ami other employes came her from Washington to hear tlio' <ir- eumcnt of an appeal tnkcn by Mrs Wyllo mid which hss traveled fron til? local, office of OPA to th c re Ijlonal administrator and the nu llonal administrator before ' she brought suit In u, 0 Emergency Court of Appeals protesting all de- «blptw of-other courts.' ' 'Taking the cnsc undor advisement, after hearing arguments foi Mrs, : Wyllo given by Attorney Olaudi P. Cooper ami the Rent Control ad ministration-by Attorneys LHr am Snider, the 'court will announce It hiding Inter following return to Washington. .Although a number of landlords lave been enjoined by the OPA with excess rents reduced and money from excess charges returned to •enters, Uils Is lhc'first time a cnse ins been taken from thc Dlythc- vlllc office into the higher courts t was said. j / The cnsc wns heard by Justices Jnlvcrf Magrudcr, Albert B. Marls mid , J.' \v. Lindsay who traveled from Washington-to-henr the argument.. .'..,.-' Testimony -revealed that Mrs Wylle was renting unfunilshcc 1 - irlmciUs,_(il,--bn.iuii ( | Blf) .Nortj .. 'Istoh • '•'for $iJO .each', 'In'".' AugusV 1043, before being ordered" by tin. 6cnl -rent, control office, early In he-Full, to reduce rent to S3BCO each. , • .-• • ; Slie appealed the decision to the regional office where, after an Investigation, thc office there rulci hal, $30 was n fair price lo be charged and ordered rent reduced to hat, amount. '• • • Taking njj'nppcal lo the nntkmji idmliiistralor, decision of the rc- glqtoiil of/ice ruling of $30 rent, was ifflrmcd-and she brought suit pro- esthiB-nil decisions In the emergency court of appeals; „ •The court-brought out that Mrs wylic, on March 1, 1942. was rcnt- m,' iicr.slx-rcom house,.with garage and servants' quarters, nl HOI West Ash for ?35 > i»r month. The formally robed justices and tiler members of the court created a striking scene in the Circuit Court oom of the Blythevlllc court house /eslcrday, the first time such a scs- lon had been held here.. ,, TliLs court Is composed of United Stales Circuit Judges and justices ii thc Circuit Courts of Appeals Is Jurisdiction, dignity and pow- r are'about equal to those of the Circuit Courts of Appeals. The court was created by the Emergency Price Control Act of 942 with Its function to hear and determine speedily, appeals from decisions of rationing boards, rent ontrol offices and other agencies if price control. The office of the court is In Wash- uglon, D. C., but thc court takes he position that It Is n war agcn- y. created for purpose of reviewing >ricc control decisions speedily and with as little Inconvenience to the nubile as possible. The court says that a landlord vho has appealed from an order I a rent director, reducing his rent s much as $5 pc r month, has a Ighl to a speedy, Inexpensive hcar- ng. It says that such a landlord an not afford, for such a case, lo eUiln a lawyer and pay his ex- enscs to Washington for thc pur- ose of arguing such a case so or the period of thc emergency he court has decided It wilt go to ts llgiganls, which was done in this ase. N.Y. Stocks T& T ••• 163 iiner Tobacco 07 naconda Copper 30 5cth .Steel eg Chrysler . ., .'" 05 'oca Cola i4 0 •en Electric '..'..' 43 Gen Motors ,'," 54 lontgomcry Ward ... 51 ' Y Central 23 nt Harvester " go to Ih Am Aviation ".. to lepublic Steel " jg x)cony Vacuum ', 14 ludcbakcr [[ 19 tandard of N J '."" 57 exas Corp 49 S Steel '/.''/_ 52 M. 0. Cotton far. . 2212 2213 2212 2212 2211 fay . 22<H 220(! 2204 3206 2204 uly . 2117 2180 217G 2176 2176 ct. . 2077 2180 217G 2176 2176 ec. . 2080 2093 2080 2087 2068 3-1 3-8 3-8 1-8 3-8 3-8 1-8 3-8 1-2 3-4 3-4 1-4 1-2 3-4 1-8 *'«'"« , '» «Mta> from the Johnny O'Brien Killed On Leyte Children Wait In Vain For Christmas Gifts From Daddy Overseas ^hn^!"!'*? 0 '* °™^ «*« C '* musc out nt n . I , , ouiwi Ul milSIC Oil of a piano )„ dead. The 31-year-old soldier was killed Nov. 22 -In M" kwij! campaign while his three children awaited news of him here mT"'m l< V"" lmlnml «'liy:christ- noTan'lvcV 1 ' 0 ^ "^ I 1 ."**, had T S f ' 0m hfm *"'<* Nov. •!,. his childre illc Penned a letler They posted a grandmother also is their gmirdlaii. V-mail -j i *.*. ( > v-nimi luuci 1 Trru toy In which nicy meiitloticcl Chris - nns wiwn'l-mitcli .fun without/'a V™' °r presents from dar|dy. The (!en|li, m c.ss nB e: arrived > few : dnys " lf w-v^r-oirt^^rti^dc.Hc ,\n,ry Lol|lse ,, -' Pr vatn O'Hrlnn -„„,, is „,„.„„,„ r' ni " 10 , , e , r ' Mrs '-Vcrdl(i O'Brien )f I) cornfield, Mo.; his father, Zeph ULiiion of neddlng; Calif • n sister former Mi.w Mary O'Brien who low lives in Chicago, ami three brothers, Alike O'Brien of the Wavy who recently returned lo Ihe Uiill- en fttalfts- jiflcr liavliiK narrowly while Serving oh a . nlssed dead, leslroycr | n lhc Cllmpil , l sey O'lirlen of Wedding, Calif '" ( L, Pn , t . 0 .', BrlC11 »'lio attends school H St. Louis. Horn in /Ulyilicvlllc O'Urlcn where the .The Oerman. are pouring armor and infantry Into both the southern a"rt H, 10r ! he ? ? 8nks ol the <"'lee AmeXw g ,' n ' 6meeUheeXPCCt , etl ,,' Alll f. 1 ir ecorin » | s»nce fliers repoit tho middle of the bulge is a mass of German highway convoys pulllnp back fron, the western tip And simultaneously, tho Germans ale reported clearing Belgian , civilians away from areas which soon may become.battle zones Patton Forges Ahead , v. While, Ihe Germans attempt to' oriTBnlzi.a defense, tho London radio iciiorts thqt. General Patton's rooli.-, continue to make steady headwaV northwards against the German southern flank, or at thc base of the triangle. : Patton now has capture Belgian towns on*thc line bq Daitogno and St, Hubert The] leans also held St Hubert shoit time, but lost It again. The BBC says the GermaiinTiw* using dug-ln tanks and anti-tank guns almost exclusively In this area • but American troops with the aid of ^ bomber's have destroyed at least 436 " r Panics. • • t- • •/ , • .'Hie Cleiman, communique today says Patton has, thrown. In elsht tanlj nlid {ttfpnliytsstjl^'^^jjjj;^},,, ^. front west of flqstogne. ^ ' ' :'As foi tli8,'AmerJcan wedge In the Basfojjnc nre»,. a late 'report ,s»ys Third Army Doughboys now haye- renched n town five miles northeast or that vital town, Indicating the Americans^ continue to widen the top,of their wedge into German lines Another,possible indication of an Immlnent'American offensive is the Third Army's rollhlt artillery bombardment .which \ If sweeping the ' Gerinah salient today Bui all the Indications taken lo- gcthcr point urJ,recent statements by Allied sources, that Von Rtmd- stedt must decide soon whether to abandon -his salient entirely or launch nhotHcr attack. There Is no late news of fighting on the Snar-Rhfneland front, where tiie Gcrnfans have begun countei- nttacks along a 5o-mile line But Supreme Headquarters, reveals the Germans cjrove American forces out of Germany In the Sarreguemines area In opening phases of the' at- • ' Germans Cross Biles River The communique discloses that 48 hours ago, the Germans had forced a crossing of the Biles river, eliminating a Doughboy .bridgehead More Gern>an attacks now. are flaring from Sarreguralnes southeast to the Rhine, a distance of 35 miles but there are no reports on the intensity and effect of the counter- State Checks Held Up Pending Expense Reports , , , ,r lived many venrs 'rvate O'llrien enlisted In Ihe In- tan ry mare than u year a K o while "orbing at Albuquerque, N. M. , •, So | ) ." 1 « oln e,l"to foreign service,' ils division was cited In the Dunn nuiimlgn and wns at Snidor before the Invasion which During u le years he lived in Bly- hevlllc he was well known In chool and as a musician In ii recent letter lo his mother ie told of how/long he had been Ivfng In n fox hole ... of how many good Clirlslians have been nadc among our men In the past cwwcejts" ... of howhenolong- r was using hl s fingers to glide Jvcr an Ivory koyl w ard but which hen were feeling for n steel trlg- . of how fine his officers, blows However, earlier disoatches ««- ^^, • • of iiow '- s^^srs^^-jig' o^rTWi S, hK£ sr^:*^^S^2S las re.ueslcd „ prayer be said for The Brit&, .radio Ws American Seventh Amy men already have begun couhter-blows in the lower Vosges sector :wherc the Germans nade .lh*Ir.: deepest penetration However, .)the.broadcast adds that the main;, German attack has not 1 in the., main, the victims were i ... Belgian civilians. And >-•-•'—•State Auditor's office says vouchers will be the department •urc-i. The Deceuiber pay 'Ithheld until eads Mtnply with" th(f"iaw'.""A IJokesman for the olflcc says the a<v requires all outgoing officials o file a statement of expendi- urcs, leaving nt least 50 per cent f the cviiTcnt annual opproprla- on in lhc treasury for operation ntll thc end of the fiscal year. The statute applies to all state fflcials except constitutlona! of- ccrs. Vorfc To Bo Resumed On Barfictd Road Soon Equipment for work on the new oad to be built to Barfield hns ar- vetl and shaping of the road bed ill start as soon RS the snow melts, wss announced today. In thc meantime, preparations re being made for hauling of gravel eglmiing nexj week, Slightly more than seven miles of he old graveled road Is to be re- ullt and hard surfaced. ~ ; —••-•—* JH1U lllinuiCM.> freed by liberating armies made sworn statements which were documented, into 'the British report. Ac- companxWg the report' were photographs 6f- a,torture chamber and Instrunftnti used at one camp where at least 350 persons were' believed executc'dland another 300 died ago'u- izlng deaths from torture by the Nazis. :'v;-; . '• •„ I The report says the most common punishment was 30 strokes on the bare back with a stick which tore the flesh cruelly. The following day, the victim was ordered to work all day' carrying bricks. Weather ARKANSAS. Considerable cloudiness this aflernoon, tonight and Thorsday. Not *much change In tempcratuie X ,\ * ,,j *> . * \ 1 -ij Snow vrlilch'fell,here difrlne night measurtd i-9*'or 'an Inch the ground this "morning* Mini temperature during the night 26 degree?,-""' '

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