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BLYTHEVILLEi COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOKTHEAJT AHKAN8AB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO, 250 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevllle Courier BlytbevlUe Hertld Mississippi Valley LMder LLE, AHKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUAHY 10, lfl-15 SINGLE COPIES'FIVE'CENTS; TODAY'S WAE ANALYSIS Jap Blunders Mark Defense Of Philippines JAPS ON LUZON BELIEVED RALLYING By DAVID WEEKS United 1'ress Staff Writer Tile American invasion of Luzon marks thc beginning of the end foi' Ihc Japs in the Philippines. But it is only the end of the beginning in our campaign to crush Japanese fighting power, Thc conquest of Luzon will cl^e the first phase of a long struggle in the Pacific, a struggle to get back (o where we started in this war. Only then will we be able to open thc second phase of thc battle, and carry the war to the Japs as they carries it to us. Only then will we be square with thc board as of Dec. 7, 1841, But with one major difference. This time, we have the chips. And n\ hold all the high cards in the deck. For their part the Japs have started the battle of Luzon with' a tremendous blunder. In fact, their failure to put up any important " resistance to the American landings in Lingayen Gulf is completely unexplainable. It just doesn't make sense. Enemy Forewarned They knew we were coming. In fact, for three days, the Tokyo radio was our only source of information for the tremendous softening-up . bombardment American warships and carrier planes were hurling against Ihe Lingayen Gulf coastline. The bombardment itself cannot explain away the almost lotal lack of Jap resistance.. ,'S'uch. power punches arc designed'to knock out big enemy fortifications along the shore. But even at their maximum effectiveness, bombardment and bombing cannot wholly destroy prepared enemy positions. And the Japs had nearly three years to prepare their defenses at the spot which they knew was most vulnerable to invasion. The only possible explanation is that the Japanese General Yam/ ashita commuted the worst blunder of his career by not making the most difficult phase of the invasion, the landing, as costly to ns as possible. Mishandled Lcytc Bailie Yamnshita's record in defense of the Philippines is full ol errors. He failed to put up important resistance when we scored our initial invasion at Leyte last October. That could be chalked up lo a MacArthur success in scoring surprise on the location of the landing. But after "ihe Japanese Navy ..' tried 'to" rectfiy^iffe situation,, and- suffered such a .-terrific beat-Ing, YnniBshita committed his .first great • blunder by pouring troops wholesale into a cause already lost. The Japanese general sent at least 120,000 of his troops to their deaths on Leytc when the only chance he had was to hold a small foothold on the west coast of the tiny island. Yamashita made his second big blunder when lie let us have the island of Mindoro, just south of Luzori, for the asking. Here again, ihe Japs had plenty of warning. They spotted the American invasion convoy while it- was still hundreds of miles from Mindoro. Yet, all the enemy did was send some planes against the convoy while it' was enroutc. But when our troops - stormed ashore, they hit the beach- i cs and moved inland without c-V" firing a shot in some places. Ignored Mindoro The Japanese commander, who burned his fingers so badly on Lcy• te, did not put them in the fire again on Mindoro. He failed to send reinforcements across thc eight- mile strait from Luzon, lo hold the northern section of the island. Presumably, , he, vras hoarding his forces: on Luzon'for the eventual and final battle lie knew was coming. : But the fact that the Japs have started the battle of Luzon by committing their biggest blunder yet, does not mean that the rest of thc campaign will be us easy. A formidable Japanese army, estimated at 225,000 men or more, is on Luzon, thc biggest Island in the Philippine chain. They arc first-line fighters. They are just as fanatical as the Japs of Tarawa and Kwjalein, or Buna and Gona, and Ihcy will fight to the last bullet. The-big battle of Luzon probably will be fought on the broad plains before Manila, and probably on both sides of the Philippines capital. MacArthur lias struck his first and main blow at Luzon from Lingayen Gulf. But it probably is not his only one. He may, as the Japs did, put forces ashore south of Manila, probably from Balangas or Tabayas Bay, nnd squeeze Manila in a vise. Aflcr Manila, it will be a mop-up of holdouts on B'ataan, and a tiresome, dirty campaign to drive remnants of the enemy through Ihe mountains of northern Luzon. A lot of hard fighting still lies ahead. Soldier Missing U. S. Invaders Push Toward Manila Army Inductions Must Be Higher, Patterson Says U. S. Manpower Needs Are Set Forth Before House Committee Pvt. Melton T. Brady of Promised Land is missing in action since Dec. 12, his mother, Mrs. Jake Eaton, has been informed. The 22-year-old soldier was witli the Infantry in Germany. Mrs. Caraway Is Nominated For $9,000 Job WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UP) — President Roosevelt today nominated former Senator Hattie W. Caraway of Arkansas as a member of the United States Employes Compensation Commission, a job carrying a $9,000 annual salary. Robert LRowe To Succeed Rice Pnragould Man Named Revenue Department -li-. Districts Supervisor '•.' Robert L. Rowe of Panigould was today appointed district supervisor of 16 ' Northeast Arkansas counties for tile state revenue department to succeed E. A. Rice of Blytheville, who resigned to become deputy sheriff of North Mississippi County, In announcing the appointment today, Otho Cook, new state revenue commissioner, said it might be two or three weeks before announce- mcnt'was made of other appointees to serve in Mississippi County. This will include employes of the revenue offices here and at Osceola, the deputy for West Mississippi County, who works out of thc Blytheville office, and employes at the permit station at the Missouri line. Tire new supervisor of 22 offices, Mr. Rowc will be in charge of revenue collections in counties of Mississippi, Craighcad, Crittcndcn, Poinsett. Greene, Cross, Clay, Baxter. Fulton, Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp, Izurd, Stone, Independence and Jackson. Mr. Rowe will continue lo make his home in Paragould. Born in Randolph County, lie has spent most of his life in Greene County where he was a timber buyer for a number of years. For more than five years he was connected with the revenue department at Paragould and Little Rock. Mr. Rowe plans to visit Blytheville within Ihe next few days, he said. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (U.P.) — Yesterday, President Roosevelt told the nation how much money we'd need to carry on the war effort in the months to come. Today, Undersecretary of War Patterson told the nation how many men vvo'd need. Patterson told, the House Military Affairs Committee—now hearing testimony on work, or fight legislation, that draft inductions would have to be virtually doubled, immediately. During tlic next six months, says Patterson, 1,000,000 men arc needed for the war effort, 900,000 for tlic armed forces nnd 700,000 for wni and war-supporting Industries. Tills means draft inductions vvll have to be boosted to about 150,00( a month—nearly, double the 80.00C being taken in January Patterson hopes some of the 700, OCO needed for industry can be taken under the work or fight leg islation sponsored by Ciiairmnt May of thc -House Military Affair Committee. ' But the 'Underscore tary hopes for n irwre' drastic bil eventually, n national service act "The only complete'and adequat solution to'I he manpower situatioi is full national service as th President'requested. The war vvl be shortened by total mobilizntio of manpower." • , In Ihe^Upper' •House,' the Scnai opened the so-enllcd "Full-Dress debate on foreign policy. Midi gan'sHwo Republican ^senators cm ried the ball 111 the opening stage Senator Ferguson called for reaffirmation of thc principles the Atlantic Charter and propose Ihe formation of a United Nntioi council to • supervise liberate countries until stable govcrnmcn are formed. Armored Forces By-Pass Ardennes Anchor Point After Whipping Foe In Tank Battle I'AHIS, .lilt). JO (U.P.)— A bitter limit nnd infantry little which lias rayed tirotuul the next to the lust highway 'ntev open lo the retrpnlinj: Germans in tlic ttaUrjim btiltfe as ended in an American victory. General Hodges' First Army, men hnve by-passed La oehe and have stormed into a town named Siunreo, Uivwi lile.s to Hit: on-sl. Samree is a simill town, listed on only n ew maps. Hut it has played a big part in the buttle of'the nlgo. .White-haired, sharp feature Senator Vnndenberg says he favors the creation nt a United Nations | security organization, such ns the i of ^Strasbourg. In a do-or-dle attempt lo'hold l>cn the rouil home for his' troo]>s ] ithdrnwing from the western end ' ! the salient, Marshal Von Rund- edl turned Samree into a .strong orl. While tank.s see-sawed back nd forth on the snow-covered round just ouLsidc Samree, dough- oya of the Second Armored DI- ision stormed forward Into a mill f fire from Dti-milllmeter guns uounled on n high ridge ovcrlook- ng the battlefield. The credit for thc fall'of Samree :oes to those Second Armored men. Vnd it was another task force of he same division Ihal struck, bey ilnd La Roche in a quick drive to ,he east. Doughboys '.Mop Up The Job of mopping up the town ins been left to ihe 84th infantry Division, now moving up to .take over. • • ' ' While the Yanks scored the Sum- rcc. victory In the center of tlif .British Tommies • advanced *vvo miles on the heels of German Lroops retreating from the ' nose ol the salient, capturing at least three towns. And General ration's Third Army men fighting on thc southcrt side of the bulge pushed backnorll of Bastogne, after beating off nev German counter-a Hacks. One uni of the 101st Airborne Division I within four and one half miles o Houffalize. And another; is unoffi daily reported .within nine miles q n junction with the Yanks in Sam rec. Nazis Approach StrasbourK The good news from tlic ' Ardcn nes salient is countered by ncv American setbacks ill Alsace. Giant German guns nrc shelling both Strasbourg and Ilagenau,, two cities guarding Alsace Plain. And a (force of 4000 German riflemen and 20 tanks has driven to within 13 miles Adkins Nominees tot Acted Upon Jy Legislators Refuse To Consider University Trustees .Of Former Governor 'LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 10 (U.P,) — 'he Arknnsris Semite, anting upon _ate Bulletins LONDON, Jan. 10 (U.r.)—Thc Gcrmun DNll News Ajcncy says Archbishop ttancU J. SiKlltmiu of New Vork L< believed lo Imvc \tccn made a Cardinal and ivp- liolntcd Secretary of Slide. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (111 1 ) —President Koo.sevrlt has nominated former A.ssistaul Sccrc- rclnry of State, Adolf A. Ili-rlr Jr., Id be the new United Slu( Amliiissailor lo Brazil. ; one outlined at thc Dumbarton Oaks conference. But he wants the Senate to have the power to review any alleged injustices in the eventual peace terms. Airliner Falls n California; 24 Lose Lives LOS ANGELES. Jan. 10-(UP) — An American airliner, en route from New York to Los Angeles with 24 icrsons aboard, has crashed near Angeles. Thc plane circled the Burbank Airport in a heavy fog, decided it couldn't land, and headed for an emergency field. It crashed in the mountains en route. An announcement by the company said that all aboard were killed, all the passengers were members ol the armed forces, Sylvester Replaced As Commander Ot Unit WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. (UP) — Maj. Gen. Lindsay Sylvester lias been replaced as commander of the Third Army's Seventh Armored Division in France by Mnj. Gen. Robert Hasbrouck. Major General Sylvester is now at his home in Washington on sick leave. Lieutenant General Fatten relieved Sylvester tif his command several months ago. On his returi Sylvester reverted to his permanen rank of colonel. Army authorities do not say wh Sylvester was relieved of his pos nor will they discuss his physica condition. Sylvester has been wit thc armored forces since 1935, Flier Who Trained Here Missing On Combat Trip Lieut. T. L. McMinn of West- burk, Vt., who received his winRs lust. February from Blylhevilte Army Air Field, is missing in action. Mrs. McMinn has notified Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Smothcrmon. 1217 Holly, that he is missing in action over Czechoslovakia. He was stationed in Italy with the 15th Air Forces. A student officer when in training here. Lieutenant and Mrs. McMinn made their home with thc Smothermon family during his nine weeks training to become a pilot. Transferred immediately upon graduation, Mrs. McMinn also left Blytheville last February and now lives at Weslburk. N. O. Cotton lar. day uly . Oct. Dec. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Jan. 10 (UP)— Hogs 13,700, salable 10.500; top 14.70; 180-300 Ibs 14.70; 140-160 Ibs 13,60 14.35; good sows 13.95. Caltle 5.400, salable 4,000. calve? 800. all salable. Mixed yearlingo and heifers 11-13.50; cows 8-11 canners and cutters 6-7.50; slaughter steers 9.50-'6.50; slaughter heifers 8.50-15.75; stocker and feedei steers 8-13.25. Weather ARKANSAS: Fair this afternooi and tonight. Thursday fair tin warmer. Last night's low was 21 degrees according to the official wenlhc observer hero. 2210 2210 218S 2100 2102 2224 2219 2194 2118 2111 2215 2210 2186 2100 2102 2224 2218 2194 2118 2111 2212 2206 218 2097 2089 In order to run up the gain the *Jazls seized n lovvn railed lloof- helm, and then swept on to alack five other villages five miles iwny. However, another German thrust o the northwest, near Wlssem- bourg, met disaster. The Nazis itruck .south of that town and then iwung west. But the Yanks counter-attacked, and last reports were driving thc raiding force back in icadlong retreat after laklng a icavy toll of enemy -troops and armor. A long dormant sector of tho western front lias flared Into ac- lion. A London Evening News dispatch says Canadian Iroops have opened a new attack eight miles south east. of Nijmegcn, In the Mcuse Valley in Holland, striking forward into the German trenches nbout a mile after a fierce artillery barrage. American warplnncs arc back In the skies of Europe today in great strength. A fleet of almost 1500 planes has hll Nazi airdromes, rail bridges and communications lines from Cologne soulh to Karlsruhe. ^anzer Units Go Into Fight or Budapest MOSCOW, Jan. .10 (U.P.)—The battle for nudapest today was raging on with renewed fury. Tlic Germany army has hurled fresli Pfin- scr divisions Into Its drive to rc- Iclve the 'Hungarian The Nnzl tank drives have'; forced thc Russians back to within' 15 miles of 'the burning elly. Moscow" dispatches admit Ihtil Ihc Russians are giving ground nt lome points before super Lor German numbers. But . Ihc Soviet morning communique snys Ihat (ill Attempts at n break -through have been blocked mid that the cncinyy casualties nrc piling up by Ihe thousands. Outnumbered on Ihe direct approaches to Budapest the Soviets' main hope of beating back the Navil relief army nppcnrs to rest with thc flanking column north ot Ihc Danube. Tlint powerful Russian force has advanced four miles or more on a nine mile front to capture n river town three nnt one half miles cast of Komarno, load hub funiieling'isupplies lo the Nazis. . ' request from Governor Hen Lnilcy, .this afternoon refused to onsldcr ' llio list of trustees for lie University of Arkansas Dial submitted lo that body Mou- ldy by former Governor Homer M.' Adktns. However, Ihc Scnalc lias refused :n return llus list of the, appointees ,o. Lancy i\s he requested pending return to the chamber? of Scnnlpr Clyde Dyrd ot El Porado so that he can be heard ,on the qucsUoli of whether Ihc list should be coii- Eidorc'd or returned to. thc ruyw Chief Executive. In Ihe House, Bill Number One, which, . appropriates $154,000 from Ihc• general revenue 'fund, lo pay expenses nnd, salaries of Ihc House during the current session, has been passed. Following passage ot ,lhe expense bill and its .transmission lo the Senate,.the If.oiise adjourned until .10 a. ,ni. tomorrow morning. .' C. L. Haskew of. Logan- Intro-' duced three measures, yesterday. Onij of the bills would create H stale a.plsry bpard of Ihrco members nppohHcd by . the governor from a, list recommended' bv Ihe Arkansas Beekeepers , rtssoclntloil, nntlI .would authorize. Ihc hiring of i Inspector of nplnrln. Ills,oilier wo measures concern hunllnij. shlng and olhcr wildlife rcguln- on.; Americans Plunge Inland From Beachheads Cn Lingayen Gulf; Japs May Stand On Agno River WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (U.P.) —Tho first real fijjht Niucu Ainui'iiiiit forces iiis'iulcil LtiHbn Island in the Philip-! pines inny ho building up this afternoon.. We liiive no official report on it, but auilionhiUvp .sources in Wellington believe we now are meeting strong opposition. General ftlacArlhnr'S foi ecu, 100,000 strong, Iwvo been driving Inland steadily .since they hit the beaches yesterday. And by this lime, the forward assault units probably, have i cached the ARUO river, which cuts n wandering course fioni 10 to 19 miles inland from our beachheads along Lingayen Gulf. New York Cotton open high Mar. . 2218 2224 May .. 2209 2216 July .. 2183 2191 Oct. .. 2100 2118 Dec. .. 2091 2111 low close pr. cl. 221G 2224 2200 2209 2215 2201 2181 2189 2175 2097 2117 2091 2090 2111 20B5 War Prisoner Camp Is Sought For West Mississippi County Bureau Leaders To Attend Meet Mississippi County Group Will Discuss Plans At Jonesboro The annual enrolment campaig of Ihe Arkansas Farm Bureau Fed crnlion has been announced b Waldo Ftasier, executive secretary who advised J. E. Grain, of Wilsoi president, Eddie Hagen of Huff man, and Leroy Carter, of Leach ville, vice presidents of Ihc Mlsslb slppi County Farm Bureau, tha plans and Issues In the enrolment campaign would be discussed at a district meeting tomorrow ut Jonesboro. H. C. Knnppcnbcrgcr, secretary. Indicated from 20 lo 30 leaders of this county will attend Ihc meeting. He stated that all County Farm Bureau officials have decided lo put on a mass membership campaign during January anj early February. In counties where this has Tho Anno Is thc limsl Important.» river' barrier before the broad plains [ of Luzon which lead to Manila, And it's believed thai thc Jnps intend to throw heavy forces In 16 hold that line. I 1 Thc enemy made practically no clforl al all to prevent, tho Allies from storming ashore along Ihc Lln- gaycn OiilfjAnd In Ihe past 2-1 hours the Yanks have carved but. a'prac- tically .solid hciichhcnd running between Ihu • town of Lln'gti'yori If; miles In a curving line around to Ihc town of Sun Fnblcn. And thc .London rcvdio says an American Invasion force beyond San Fnbtcn, -has cut tho coastal highway lo thc town of•Diuiinloris,; further to tho, northeast. Thc Unynyon nlrneld'ls .In hands, Supplies, Troo|ft Landing American supplies and reinforcements arc pouring ashore lii evor- Incrcaslng amounts In greater CHian- llty than any picvlous Pacific operation, Nowsmcn with' thc liivad Hi firtnniln tell how tho poiidcrou ,STs ground Into the sandy be a oh roppcd their lamps and dlsgo|gc< links onto the land. United Press Correspondent Wll lam 11. rjlckwin. now ashore on Ln on, says thc LSTs had more dlf TlcnrosciilnUve W.V.H.; Ablnglon ntroduced a resolui'.-m ..opuonliijt ransfcr of any uarl of the stnte I'clfnrc .fund lo .any olhqr, fund or any. purpose. , ; In the, Scnnle, Senator Johji rfnuve of Helena Introduced Sonic Dill Number' Four, .which would acllltatc the . conveyancing, levy nd collection. of .laxcrf upon ccr- a'ln lands, not within the confines of mimiclrml corporal'nns. Scimtoi J.. E. Smith ,ot neyiw Introduced measure . which , would . amend Section 10-103 of I'ojic's Digest by idding a provision .which . would illovv seeking state of- Icc jo take rji'inllfyltiK oalhs before any military or naval officer nu- hpr'lml to. admlnlsler oalhs, The >rby.lslpn would validate' all sue! itilhs 'heretofore, taken In' lha 1 mjynncr.' '. .' . i' . First National To Pay Dividend Stockholders Re-elect Directors For 1945; Surplus Increased Stockholders of First Rational Hank, nl Ihc annual meeting yesterday, heard plans for the new year's business and n formal report of the past year's nctlvltic.1 lenity with a fairly heavy giouu .well • than < they '*£( -vllh Jspoiio,! Davis Will Head afalysis Drive Louie Isaacs Named Co-Chairman; Oenning ! To Direct Local Work Louis W. Davis, local ngcnt foi he Southwestern Transportation Compnny- hi: Blytheville, has. becii iamcd Mississippi County chak- man foi the Infantile PnralysK | Irlvc which opens nationwide next vtonday, (a continue through Jnn 31. Announcement of the appoint- ncnt was made today by J. Her-' bcrt Graves, stntc'cnmpalgn chah- ilniv. •Solving- with'"Mr. DavLs will be Uoulc Isnacs co-chalrmnn for Wrth' Mississippi County, -nrjd Loon Ocnnlng, who will bo Blylhe- vlllc chairman for the drive sponsored In Mississippi County lhi/| ycai for the second time bv me A seventh Prisoner of War Camp in this county Is sought by a group of farmers of West Mississippi County and thc extension department, following a survey which disclosed need for more labor in the vicinity of Manila and Leachville. Because farmers of that section had to pay more for gathering their cotton crop than those in any other part of Mississippi County, due to the distance from a town, it is sought to have such n camp near these communities, it was pointed out. At a meeting yesterday afternoon at Alston's Drug Store in Manila, 10 men discussed with Walter Cooper, of the slate labor board ,thc need for more labor In that section. It is believed 300 prisoners would bft sufficient.'Another meeting will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Little River Oin at which time it is expected a committee will bo appointed lo'v further negotiations which include signing up of approximately 20 farmers who would lease prisoners for service. Requirements Include electricity, a deep well and quarters to be provided by the lessees. No site yet has hns been selected but both electricity •vnd deep well water is available at Manila and Roseland, it was pointed out. Telephone facilities also arc needed, it was said. It prison labor is wanted lor the coming cotton chopping season, It would be wise to make application before Jan. 20, according to Mr. Cooper, who said applications made earliest have Irest chance to obtain a camp immediately. Representatives of tlic extension department arc cooperating in the move because of thc labor needs in that section, it was pointed out. If the camp is established west of Big Lake there will be approximately 3000 German prisoners In camps at Blythevllle, Luxorn, Victoria, Osccola, Bassclt and Ke'iscr. , Most of these here now work In thc fields, having been leased to interested farmers who pay the government for their services. Although they have been used only to pick cotton, except for about 200 used in tlic compress, ii is planned to uso them for cotton chopping this Spring. ' been practiced re-enrolment proved more successful, it was pointed out. Mr. Knappenbergcr reported the following Farm Bureau leaders from North Mississippi arc planning which Included declaring nil eight per cent dividend in December after the sum of $10,000 had been set aside to Increase the surplus to $80.000. Tills bank. established seven years ago, now hns deposits exceeding $5,000,000, the report revealed. Capital stock is $100,000. Directors, elected by the slock holders, arc the same as those of last year; E. M. ItcgenofuT J. M. Slcvenir Roland Green, Charles Rose, G. G. Cnudill and Sam H to attend thc meeting: Keith J. Bllbroy, Miss Cora Lcc Colcman, Hildred Hunch, W. Hagan, George Cassldy, Gent Green, I. A. Harrison, H. C. Knap- pcnbiirger, Charles Rose, James Smothcrmon, Jim Plckrcn, A. C. Owens A. J. Lewis, J. P. Harris. Lcroy Carter, E. H. Hall, John Benrden, Bob Bryant, Nelson Henry, Stanley Fradenburg, T. A. Bmirland. Williams. Two new officers will serve this national banking institution this year with Miss Maymc Jean Slsk and Miss May R. Dixon named assistant cashiers. Other officers to serve, the saint E. I as those of thc past year, arc: San nt' H. Williams, president; E. M, Reg cnald, vice president; D. C. Paf ford, cashier. opposition. Dickinson says thai dm iiR.ttic. hours ho was ashore,,no n-single Japanese! piano venture over hl.s section of the • beachhea The Japanese air force, nppni •ntly had ' shot- lls heaviest, bo against thc soflcnlng-up armada American warships that pounded Ihc Ungnyen Gulf shoreline before our .roopy. stormed ashore. Vlco Admiral Olcnitorf. who directed tho bom- .inrdm'cnl, says the Jnp planes attacked constantly , for llircc days. And although tlic. American ships suffered soinc damage In Ihls preliminary phase of Ihc operation, both Admiral Otciulorf and Admiral Klnkaid agree U was an economical operation, considering Ihe magnitude of Ihe plan. Jaji Flee I May Strike ' Incidentally," a' GCrnimi broadcast datellncd from Tokyo, (rubles' Llcu- tennnt General Hommn, the former Jnp commander' In the Philippines, us 'predicting' that the' -Japanese and Meet will go Into thc balllc Luwin. What he mean's, of course, what's left of the Japanese licet ler Ihc lacing It took in Ihc Lcytc mpalgn. Our. forces already have captured vcral coastal towns. San Fabion I Uin northerly end of thc beach- cad, is thc only one officially au- ounced as captured. But U. S. Cor- spotxlent Dickinson says Severn" Ihers have fallen too. The Jnps apparenlly made no rea ffort to defend them. Only thin crccnlng forces were In front o ic Invaders, and they fell back a: 0011 as our troops Inndsd and stall i pushing Inland. General MacArlhur says Ihe cam afgn so far Is progressing belle han could be expected. Unofflcla Ispalches say Ihal in the first 2 ours we have put half again n wny troops and supplies ashore n: we did in thc same time on Lcytc! slnnd. Veteran American assault troops ilready have reached some ol the naln concrclc highways that lead to Manila. Orilcred To Keep Going And they were under personal orders from General MacArthur to moving inland as fast and as ong ns they could continue ad- Four Listed As Wounded Four more men of this section have been wounded In action In the European theater of war, it has an- Europcan theater of''war, It has been announced by the War Department. They wcro: Pfc. Lewis A. Dawson, husband of Mrs. Laura M Dawson of Kclser; Pvt. Thomas J. Lewis, son of Mrs. Sarah Archie of Hnyti, Mo.; Pfc. Louis O'Quinn. son of Luther O'Quin of Haytl, and Pvt. Samuel 13. Shul), son of Mrs. Ruby A. Sliull of CuruthcrsvlllC, Mo. Homed Circuit Judge LITTLE HOCK, Jan. 10 (UP) Governor Ben Laney has namei Ted P. Cpxsey, Berryville lawyer as circuit judge of the fourth judl cial circuit. He succeeds J. W Trimble of Fayettcvilie, \vlio resign erf his |jost to become congress man from thc Third District. Chicago Wheat July open high low lG5',i 165% 1G4 158!i close pr.c 16 4'/i 165' 157% 158' Chicago Rye open high low close pr.o May . 117« 117-11 IIO-X 117-X 11T July , UBS 115-)i 11414 111% 115 epiescnllnB an .Increase of $1,000 over last ycai's (jrota, which was we|l exceeded, Phases of the campaign will include, n-i In thc past, "mlle-of- line" booths set up in vaiiolis owntown locations, nndi contribu- on boxes placed In \nripiis stores, hraleis, bapks nnd pubjlc build- uj thiour/l'out the coiintv In addition lo theie, the Stale nfantllc Paralysis ''committee in Rock has sent it lequcst let- cr-to eachxar owner in the state nclosinir a blnnk check .which lie nfked l,o fill in and return to tnle headquarters, with cachcoun- receive credit .for :"any con- ribullons", thus received. Seven hundred and 88 Aikansas ..•)ys and girls, young men nnd /flung .women, .now •, are, receiving ,reatmcnt;-for this clrcad • disease. Mi Davis staled Of HIP $100000 slate quota, one half the amount raised will'.go tp : the National 3n- antlle Paralysis Fund, with the other hnlf to reninln in: the slate 'or reltef of Arkansas paralysis victims. ancing. His objective is to prevent he enemy from getting any opporr to dig In for a defensive ground troops are gelling tvnvity stand. Tlic close support from the air. Swarms of planes from aircraft carriers of the Third and Seventh Fleets arc Manila Reside Dies Yesterday Funeral Arrangements Are Being Made For George E. Snider, 74 ' - - - - - . • George Evert Snider, retired farmer and merchant of Manila. died, yesterday afternoon at his home after having been stricken ill •csterday morning. He was 74. Strlcken'.lll with paralysis, he was ound unconscious lii his car in !ront of Ihc residence of his son. 3rover Snider. Removed to his ionic, he never regained consciousness before he died at 5 o'clock. Although not in the best of health, he was able to be up all the lime. Funeral'arrangements are incom- .ilele with services probably to be icld Friday, dependent upon arrival of a step-daughter from Mohawk, N. Y. A number of other but of town people are expected., ' The ReV. O. M. Campbell, pastor. will conduct rites at the Methodist church there, assisted by the Rev. F. M. Sweet, also of Manila. Burial overhead bombing and strafing enemy positions from tree-top height Army engineers, smong thc first to go ashore, are rushing thc construction of new airstrips for land- tosed plants. Although the first stage of th( invasion has been relatively eas>| General MacArlhur has no sions that some tough battles .11( ahead. He expects Hie loughest, ant probably tho .decisive battle, lo taki place on the plains just north 'o Manila. The Japs are known t( have between 100,000 and 200,00! men, possibly more, oil Luzon Is land. And the chances nrc we'll have to wipe them out virtually to thi Insl man before Luzon Is fully con tmcred. will be aC'Manlla Cemetery. Born in Campbell Hill, 111., Mr. Snider was reared there but left that section-45 Tears ago to come (o Arkansas. He lived at .Helena) arid Marianna before;' going to Manila 35 years ago. •'-.. ; .--.-•: '; Purchasing uncleared land, he developed much of the farm land In Western Mississippi County., . •, . He is survived by his wife,. Mrs. Ollle Siiidcr; a son,.Graver Snider of Manila;- a daughter, Mrs. Phil Benson of East St. Louis; two stepsons, tverett* Adams of Manila and Lacy Adams of WesUco, Texas; a stepdaughter^ Mrs Grate' Ectsvards of Mohawk, N. Y.; a sister, Mrs Fre'd Velsras of Campbell Hill Cobb IVncial Hon.b Is In

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