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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NfcWSPAHKR OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST I£IB8OURI VOL..XLI—NO. 255 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevllle Courier Blythertlle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 19-15 8INOI.B COP1K8 FIVE CEN1S ; ANOTHER SOVIET ARMY GOES INTO ACTION Halsey's Raiders Cut Japs On Luzon From All Supply Sources PEARL HARBOR, .Jan. 16 (U.P.)—The American Navy has just about doomed any hope the Japanese had of feeding a transfusion to their garrisons on Luzon Island in the Philippines. Luzon has been virtually cut adrift from all enemy supply lines by carrier planes from Admiral Halsey's Ihird Fleet, raiding the South China Sea. Hong Kong . bwatow, Amoy, all big Japanese supply bases on the China coast, have been hit by our planes, completing an arc of American sea and air domination that runs from Formosa clear down to Saigon, Indo-China. Admiral Nimilz t has announced 4 . only one American air strike against the three big China coast bases mi Sunday. But Tokyo has volunteered the information that our planes struck not only Sunday, but again on Monday. The Japs also claim that Canton also was hit The Japs' further charge Unit Amencaa* plinp;; violated Purtu- guue neptnUity by bombing Portu- Enemies Engaged gals port of Macao, , about 4o v ,mUes ,due west of Hong Hone ind SOtmiles south ol Canton TV •• '• These^ points 'foun .a triangle mi the lo \ «• coast of China, across the mouth .of, the south-China Sea from Theft SwatoV war to £ Formosa ( (can .carrier as?: carrlc,, -. ••'itfts' right into air the F rmosa, itself, also it both on Sun' All ttacw pbllib; were possible bnses for Japanese reinforcements bound for Luzon. The attacks 01 them followed on the heels of the one-sided victory off Indo-China few days ago, where our planes smashed two Jap convoys apparently headed lor Luzon by wreck- Ing 69 of the ships. -,. Tlie naval operations are naylnj big dividends 'on Luzon, where tin Japs still have showed no signs o putlng up a major, fight. ' •..-.VjjV.* The"; '.'-Am'erlcHrf-^frbnral -"'iidrKftSS across the. central plaints before Manila continues unchecked Jap resistance and slowed only the necessity.of. continuous bridge Precautions Taken Against $read Disease Osceola, Luxorn and Victoria be:an taking more precautions yes- crday to prevent an epidemic of pinnl meningitis by closing many •ublic places and severnl meetings vcrc canceled today as citizens co-' operated in the move. At a meeting of business men in Osccoln yesterday afternoon, it was decided to close theaters, churches and pool rooms for 10 days but o continue school unless there was an outbreak of the disease in that town. All operators of such places agreed to close voluntarily. There Is no case of such illness in Osceola at present but six cases are within several miles, It was pointed out. At Luxora, where there are several cases, the theater was closed voluntarily yesterday, following closing of -while and Negro schools there Thursday. ' '"It was understood that other tHc ^gathering places In Luxora :10s.e,d,tp(iay for. sjnrob- " period.:~ ''-.. farming community. ^ is west of Luxora where ifeak occurred three weeks F.D.R. To Makei 'V • " Another Effort : or Service law Confers With Loaders Despite Opposition Of Labor, Management WASHINGTON, Jim, 1(5. (UP)— 'resident Roosevelt has decided lo ight for nnllonnl service legislation cspite opposition by both manage- road miles inland from the Lingayen Gulf beachhead, and less than 75 air miles from Manila. Back on the Asia mainland, Chinese patrols pushing eastward from Burma have contacted Chinese patrols. pushing . west from Yunnan province. It's the 'first contact between the two converg- • ing forces in the .drive to, open a through land' rbute"from 'India to China. But the Japs still are entrenched In the Burma Road stronghold of Wanting, from which they must be routed, before the route can be opened. Criticism of China's war effort, incidentally, echoed in Washington today. Representative Mansfield, who made a confidential mission to China for President, Roosevelt, charges that both tho Chinese Communists and the Kitomjntang factions of General Kai-Shek are more Interested in preserving their MIss Eva Caprarl, 19, White Plains, N. Y., has embarrassed Army officers by her determination to wed Corp. Dclflno Rcsultl, '24, Itallni POW, held at Cluunbersburg, Pa., despite Geneva rules .of, war thrii prisoners must be returned to their home land In same status ns whei captured. Cmiple shown above in photo made when Rcsattl gained n three-day pass to visit her. (NEA Telepholo.) To People With Vacant Rooms- rtj They Are Neeofec 1,-nt: iiu^cooivj . VI.- wi*lintiv»"o i.ii »"ri k ' .., JT.T building. Our 'troops now are 40 •'fl" h ' t % a "lS"^ 1 '? : ? s _^ own status Japs. than in licking the Criticism also Is expected to echo in Tokyo shortly, with Japs criti- cising Japs. The Tokyo radio lias announced that the Jap Imperial Diet will meet on Jan. 21 to heal addresses by Premier Koiso anc Foreign Minister Shigcmitsn. the same time, the Jap broadcasl hints that the so-called Imperia Rule Assistance Association, the political society of Japan's totalitarian party, will have a lot to saj about Koiso's failure to halt American progress in the war. Livestock Ismlssed Thursday. Public gath- rings are to stop there ImmecUate- y, it was said.- Army personnel stntioned at the lerman Prisoner of War cumps at Aixora, Victoria and Bassett were o be hsked ; todny not to go into .urora, Victoria or Osceola until he" ban was lifted, it was nn- lounced following the Osceola *neetihg. Of the six cases ill, the ages now auge from 10 to 45 years with -he newest case that of a 45-year- old Negro man at Luxora, but who s believed lo hnvc contracted the disease at Victoria where he lived until several days ngo. Dr. P.' W. Turrenlinc of Osceola, secretary of the Mississippi County Medical Society, in commenting ipon the action taken there, pointed out there was no epidemic yet but that extra precautionary measures should be taken because it would be impossible' to handle an epidemic in the county at this time, due to the acute shortage of physicians. Dr. E. c. Budd, director of the Mississippi County Health Unit who has asked the public to avoid crowds since last Thursday when the condition became serious, today again urged that public gatherings be slopped throughout the county and that all patients 111 be Isolated Immediately. "Only those two things will prevent an epidemic and we must prevent one," he commented. With n housing crisis in Blytheville at v this time, due to families dr-"personnel .-'at Blj'theville .Army Air Field unable to find a place to stay, the Chamber-'of.Commerce today made a'public appeal to Blytheville people lo.open their spare rooms . to those. whose husbands may. within a short time, make the sacrifice of going into com- bnt to win the war. With 19 women'standing in the office of the Chamber 'of Commerce yesterday, pleading for « place'to sleep so they coul t | be with their husbands for a few more weeks, letlers'bclng published in clty : newspapers' from service men here condemning the general practice of Blythevllte people 1 not accepting children in their homes and letters being received by the Courier News asking "what has happened to southern hospitality?" it was generally agreed'the .situation was at its worst since establishment of the air field here. All types of places are needed. Wives of the service men at this time will agree to anything just so it is a place to sleep, it was said. Because all houses and apartments long ago were filled ant vacancies are spoken for in advance, it is a matter of bedrobms alro acutely needed, it was pointed cut. ; . ST. LOUIS—Livestock—IWFAP — Hogs 9,500, salable 0,000. Top 14.70. 180-300 Ibs. 14.70. 140-160 Ibs. 13.7514.50. Good sows 13.95. Cattle 4,000, all salable. Calves 1,500 all salable. Mixed yearlings & heifers 11.50-13.50. Cows 8-11. Can- ncrs and cutters 6-7.75. Slaughter steers 950-16.50. Slaughter heifers 8.50-15.75. Stocker and feeder steers 8-13.25. Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. May . ICS'.S I63',i- 162',i 162}', 163 July . 155 155% 154« 155 155',i ounty Farmers To Study Soils Experts Will Discuss Methods Of Farming Land West Of Lake Farmers west of Big Lake will liave an opportunity to learn more about care of the soil peculiar to :hat section in a special meeting to , be held Thursday morning, 10 o'clock There arc rooms but no chll- Jackson Proclaims This 'Joyces Week' A proclamation was issued today by Mayor E. R. Jackson proclaiming this week as "Junior Chamber of Commerce Week" in observance of the birthday of the national group. The proclamation pointed out that the local group, through constructive action, has become of the city's most potent forces in the drive for civic development and improvement and urged citizens here to acknowledge to these civic-minded and progressive young men an appreciation of their efforts In behalf of the welfare of this community." TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Von Rundstcdt Achieves Goal Through Delay 1 By i)AVll) \VKEKS . Untied Prm Staff Writer The Ociirmus are Hiving up more pf.lho uroilhd they gained hi Iloi- mil (hey are now reaping tlio ' White Russian Army 35 Miles In •icnt nnd ontrolis, labor to further Inlwr i pert "We cnmc here to Blythe li'iGTip find a place tQ a llye. v Bu 'Ith our child no one wtiiild' Imv is, so I have put" my wife nil aby on the train 'for'Michigan There are a number of people .ere who take women witli chil- rcn, us can be seen by the large lumber ol children here with their lothers, but there arc not nearly nough, a survey hns revealed. Althoiigh there nrc some women, vlth children, who do not show onsidcratlon ,ln homes, most of hem do,..according <to 'landlords vhd .accept, children. '„[ j ; ; That Blytlicvillc niivays has been •rowdctl with few renting places, iven before "arrival of the army" icrc, has been pointed out but this s. not generally known among the soldier personnel: The Chamber of .Commerce is Although the plea was for pcopli to take a wife with a child, then also Is a great need for bedroom:, to rent to women without children it whs pointed out, And while kitchen facilities arc needed, those who will not shari their kitchens can rent a bedroom at a good rent and still be helping, it wa.s emphasized. Numerous plans are being used successfully in sharing ot homes here now, it was said. Some allow use of the kitchen for one meal daily, which helps greatly, and others allow even more when they find the tenants are cooperative about vise of the kitchen. In a letter: received today by the Courier News from Cadet George C. Martin Jr., of Louisville, Ky., he said in part: "I know il is hard to lake strangers into your home. I appreciate this fact but if their families were in the Array they would want to be. with them. Some day'In the not so.distant future we will be going overseas to fight for these people who arc hoarding their spare rooms. »t Manila, it was announced today by Keith Bilbrcy, extension agent. Because the sandy soil there is different from any other soil in Arkansas, much care has been taken in working out best methods to be employed so as to obtain best results, It was pointed out. Dr. R, P. Bartholomew, head ot the agronomy department at University of Arkansas and In charge of agricultural research of Arkansas, will discuss soil management and soil fertilization at this meeting. Tildon Easley, agronomist of the state extension department, and J. M. Thomnson, district extension agent, also will be present. In making the announcement today, Mr. Bllbrey urged fanners of that section to avail themselves of this excellent opirartunlty to gain knowledge which would pay off in cash. dren can live there. Yet my three- year-old daughter was^ taught to take care of the home we ownec back in civilian life, and every place we've stayed the people have said she was a better tenant than operating a free service bureau lo ielp in this situation which has -cached n • critical point.. "If every spare -bedroom had a soldier's wife living there tonight, we believe we could have temporary homes for lliein nil, but it will lake n lot of rooms," J. Moll Brcrtks,' secretary, said today in urging local citizens to help out. Asks Higher Tax On Aviation Gas Proposed Legislation Is Called Detrimental To Industry's Future LITTLE ROCK, Jan. IG.fU.P.) — A resolution Introduced by State Senator John Moore of Helena in 'esterday's session of the Arkansas "Senate already lias met. with op- lositlon. Moore's resolution, if passed by both the Senate nnd the House, would create a Stale Aeronautic, 1 ; Commission and would Increase the j'.nte tax on aviation gasoline. The Arkansas Private Flyers Association, composed of 65 Ark- nnsans interested in aviation, was scheduled to 'meet with Governor Ecu Lnncy today to protest the measlltc. They say the measure would'."stifle" aviation In Arkan- fas/''''' tt.st night the association adopl- The President has culled together ieh military officials nnd congrcs- lonnl advisors lo discuss (he out- ook for passing national service ceislnlion .In spite of the 'renewed ipposltlo'n. And In fnct Mr.iRoosc- r eU, Is'Planning, to send n spcclnl nessngc to Congress on the subject. The While House, conference came after' the powerful CIO, s|>euklng or Inboivnnd the' equally Inlluon- ,inl Nntlonnl Association of Mnnu- fiicturcrs, speaking for Industry, op- wed" work or light legislation. , Holds Mistakes to Illume Qlp.PrDsIclcnl Philip Murray, testifying before Hie House Military Alfalrs Committee, chnrgocl thnt the current shortage oC war. inntcrlel Is lue. to rising military requirements nnd.-mlslnkcs ot government a«cn- cics..rather limn to i\ shortage of manpower. Murray also says thiil tli'e Aiiny used hinccurntb methods In arriving nt .manpower 'shortage figures. And he snys thnt n.good three-fourths o( nil manpower cam- plaints would be eliminated •!(.both unions nnd companies were required to certify shortage conditions. At the same time the Nntlonnl Association of Manufacturers nlso went on record against'both the pending "work or fight'' bill nnd the more stringent nnllonnl service plan. While the NAM snys II supports the work or n^hl principle it lie-, lieves manpower problems can. be solved most effectively by voluntary cooperation between labor nnd management. Simultaneously, War .Moblllzer James Byrnes lias listed five ,gqn- dral categories of essenltnl'ahd'cVit^ leal Jobs from which men hi the 26 to 20 bracket will be tnkcn tor the drnft: ' • - Tlie list Is based on the Hut of 35 essential Industries established last yenr. However, in it's new form only nboul one-third of the occupations previously listed ns critlcnl remain in thlit category. In fact, only seven Industries nre listed as critical In all divisions. These cover the production of nir- crnfl nnd nlrcraft pnrts; ships nnd bont pnrts, ordnance nnd accessories, ntmmliliqn, metal shnpcs nnd forglngs, machinery nnd essential rubber products. The Jobs will be listed In the order of their Importance nnd of course, men In the least-Important Jobs will be the first drafted. profits' of llielr prc-Chrlstmns coiintcr-oftelish'c. ••With tha stnil of thu blR Russian winter offensive nlong HID eastern fftint, those pioIILs iic- ci'iicil to'tnolNnzI nccount lire moro clorifly etched thnn ever. ,In his ' lOfiiny, oflcnslve last Uc- cembcr. Nnzl Marshal . Von Hunil slcdt threw'bul of balance Allied plans for,.a: slliiu»(incoiu> criishluc nssnult', nbross .Oermail toil from tw:sldcs,'tlle tinsl mid tlie west,, .The result Is J.hnl the Germans art «t|l|- one ?r«ht JiglUhlK » two-front war, .al.n ttiiio. As il corollnb'. they're glvltigl up ground, more slow- cauapc^cohiplutc dblntCBriition. ,other words," tlioy're'bbplhij' I ' ly oivbotl^ fronts. 'Galnlnj _yHal Tlmo The military .protlls' are slioli- tonii, to be Bine; tor llio final defeat 6[ Qotmohy Is Inpvltnblc. .Bu the Qurmon.'t lire winning (ho tiuh to. prolonti the wnr. Tlicy'ro ijniii hig; the tlmo they want so dcspcr atcly In tho hoire tliii^ iwllilKi iiiul econqinlc dlffordiipcs nmoil tile'Allies-.will split tlipnii and llili leave loop-\iolM tlirQiinli wlilol -"military pwcr mlgli dlffcl'0nces : nmong^' Ili'o 'AlHcd nn llbhs, If tt\oy';can ! stayb oft th ped'ce conference-lolia enough, \vl grow, until • tliurc wlfr bo a rctur to'. the -old .bl\ln'ncc- : of-|X)wcr syj 16m In the.political'«ol-up of Em opo. ; Under tlijit system, acrniar nlwnys hns hold'n key position. •'. . It's;quite,llkoly thul'Von Rum stedt'i! djiyc'-'lnlo Belgium la. inonlli not bnly.sct the' Allies bncl but also delas'pd thc-fitnrl.or tl Red Army.'ortonslYp In tile cflsl, .\Vlilch.ls..Just-nflWigbtU.iiE Into fu|l swing.!. • i • ,.•'-,..'•• • .' - ' • ; ^Thore'fl !-uo '.Vj'ay. of telling .Just "*'-' tlwji;All!o'fl. plans 'were before liiiiist^dt'.unscl'.-tlicm. Bui It ' •' ••••*- MOSGO\V, Jnti 10 (U,P)— 'j;hc lOO-hour-oltl Russian viulcr. offensive nhcndy him Achieved great .success. . Mai'slwl' 'Slnlln atmoiwcecl tllia nftoriioon that aiiothoi (iissiitu army lins jjono on llio offensive some GO miles be- ow Wiu-Haw, Tliis aimy already, bus made gaina up to 35 mlos nlontr a'75-mile front' And Stulni S^-H the Rt ili-ead hiv - ili-eady hitvu readied the o\itskll-ls of tho irtiportant corn- most adults. "It won't be long before tli 70 Believed Dead In Crash At Halls, Tenn. HALLS, Tcnn.. Jan. 16. (UP) — ' It's now believed that ten men riled when n B-17 Plying Fortress crashed near Halls during the night. The plane was from the Dyersburg Army Air Field. First reports from the isolated section said the plane crashed early this morning, but an official version discounts that. And, unfortunately, the official report denies nn earlier report that two men might have been rescued from the plnnc. Seven Iwdics have been recovered from the wreckage. And it's believed Unit three other persons arc still missing. The wreckage was scattered over a wide area, nnd some o( it is In six feet of water. .Von Riiiiist^dt' scenis. logical thill they culled for n.yslmuUah^biijr power drive from both the cnstlniijl tho west. .".' . The Americans'..to hammer nvcr tlje Rulir nnd .'•'R.hlnciniicl to Cologne. And, Inc. Russians lo smash Into aormnny.'s ifreal, eastern Ruhr trl- n,n6le In Silesia. These arc the two most'Important intlustrinl ureas of qo/ninny,."Without thcni, the Nnx.i Army largely, would be .licked even without n linttlo. For they would be greatly stripped'of their facilities for supply. , . . • ..'. II. S. Forces'.Wera Mustered';. ,It Is knoi'h that. Ocnorn! Elsen- hower wos conccntrntlng huge fijrcc.s.or moil hud supplies cast of Aachen'. First . nnd Ninth Army Forces along the Roer river were taking, a. terrific toll ot the Gc|- nlnn defenses'in ' that, nrcn.- This was Hie obyloiis softening up for the drive 'to hurdle tjie Rocr mid swarm across ille'Cologne plntns..{.' . It Von •RundAlcdl hadn't struck when he dloj.ll Is quite likely tlmt Elsenhower Would have struck In a matter o't days. In tact there have been estimates in unofficial sources that the Germans beat us to the punch by less thnn 48 hours. Von Rundstcdl caught us prepared for otfcnsc. not defense. He split the 12th Army Group, forced us to shift commands, nntl, nbovr. nil, forced the Allies to swing the tremendous power they had concentrated for the drive Into Germany, and Instead, direct 11 ngntnst the Belgian bulge. Now, one month after tho enemy offensive started, the Allies arc driving the Germnils back Into Germany ngtjn. They have regained n lot of old territory, but not one Inch of new territory. More- Seventh Army Opens Drive, Alpng- Rhine PARIS, Jim. 10. (UP)—The Seventh Army 1ms suddenly gone Into notion nlong tlie upper Rhino Allied forces hnvo stormed tho' German bridgehead north of Blrns- bourg, and advanced. two ml\ta ngnlnsl German positions The Seventh Army votornni charged the bridgehead In two BCH unite- columns tills ''morning aftc'i n pro-dawn nrUllcry Iximimrdmcnt And another new wcstorii Iron offensive has developed at the northern end of the line In Holland. / Into report suys that British furcei hnvu otioiiml nn nltnok jictir-n Dutd town In tlrt) German ' Ixn'dor areci nurlh of Ocllcnkli'Chon. On the Belgian-front, First Arm forces nre driving toward .the up pronehcs of St. Vilh, last mnJorGer man stronghold In Belgium. Th Dauglilwys already have entered Hi one-tLinc anchor ol • llio Qcrmai bulge, the town of Houfflillze, mi linvc so far met no opposition, ! Allied unlU all nroiind tlie dwlnd ling bulge today arc fighting n cum tjlniUlon of numbing Winter wcnlli or and brisk Gerumn resistance. Bi^ nil reports Indicate the:, .ClcrmHr nre making nn tirderly^ withdrawn .towards the Siegfried -Line, 1 :. '• •/; >' Despite thu foggy' weather, 'some' BOO American heavy bombers went out to nttuck German oil nnd Irnns- center QjNRadom, German reports s«y that Rndom thq "center of gravity", ol tho en Army 'assault which now cn- clops most o( the eastern front nil as the Russlins gash deeper nib OefrhBn llne< febovo and be- dw WArsdw,' it appears that \liey y take the capital as they took r illcUtfe'slAb^ surrounding It nllli wold ire, nhdHhcu closing the westward escape gap ihdloKMng' Lhe ln)port ot this new rive, Moscow reveals tlmt Mar- htil Zhukov ot tho Soviet Supreme Command In In'command ot tho First White Russian Army. ZluHcov'i! rtrHfc Is parnllol to tho Irlyo b> tho Fb-at Ukrainian Ai- tty Ib the southr In which Martini Konev's forces are nairoulng hp 4b.tnllc gap between them and liu Ocnnnn frontier, lo tho noi(li, Berlin icports llic nil of §clilossljerg some 14 mills .nilde the FaJilj Prussian bordo «1<J 28 miles ffom Insterburg niter the ,'bloodiest fighting of the war'', 25 Measures Put In Hqpper Of Legislature port- targets. Sfarkey Rites Set Wednesday Services Arc Planned Tomorrow Afternoon • For Retired Teacher r'lincnil services will be. held tomorrow nftcrnoon for Mrs. CSlllli)m Stiirkcy, for 39. yearn a .teacher 1 |n Mississippi County schools who riled ycsterdny •morntnu.nl, Walls Hospital. She was 70. The Rev. S. B. Wllford, pastor of First Methodist Church, nnd the Rev. Bntcs Sturdy, pnslor of Luke Street Methodist Church, will conduct the service at 2 o'clock at Holt Funeral Homo. ' Burial will be at Maple Grove ROOK, Jan 15 (UP)— of the Arkansas 55th Ocn oral Msombly, bnck nl tholr'des 1 ^ Tfftc rt v'eck-ct^l rcqesa'lia'e «et(led rlpwn to business Although neither,Ihe Hoijse nor (he ,Somite Convened Until .yesterday afternoon soihe '25jnjens.il res wpre dioppcd in tho hoppers. Pitmen'new b!lh and three i solution? \vcic Introduced In HID House And 10 bills nnd Uo resolutions' were submitted to the bcn- llt -1 i vi v v A resolution submklcd to tho Hotiso bj Representative Eugene Coffcll of'Beilton County pioposes « constitutional nmendmcnt lo lower the legal \ollng ngc in Arknnsis from 21 to'ilB Coffdlts resolution Is similar- to ',onc' Introduced fiv>i943 -Iv«^lsl[ilurc4—but ..went down in-de- fcijU If the .resolution passes both Houses, It will be \otcd on In the November—194?—general election t ', R<W Henrtslll Rngon of Scbns Couiily hns -tatroduced »*" '.o nld law cmorr-ement ot!\ vice One would Cemetery pnllbcarcrs to bo time will come for me to go over and I'd like to spend as much time as possible with those I love. I would appreciate any help you can give me in locating a room." Another cadet, Mervln H. Nadeau, wrote a letter of thanks o his landlords In Greenville, Miss,, so appreciated it was sent to The Commercial Appeal, Memphis newspaper. In thanking the Greenville landlords, two brothers who rent apartments only to soldiers and their wives, for forwnrding boxes . ed a^resolution opposing the Moore proposal. And William Berry, southern regional director of the Civil Aeronautics Commission, warned that increased tax on aviation gasoline would cause commercial airlines to fly over Arkansas or take most of their commerce elsewhere. The Aeronautics Commission official also says the measure would put aviation in the class with common carriers, and "It would put ivlntlon In the hands of men who may never have seen the Inside of an airplane, or worse, who control the railroads." Court Decides For Defendant In Damage Suit Civil .Division Circuit Court adjourned at noon today until tomorrow after having finished one case since court opened yesterday. R. E. Lyerley of Leachvlllc lost his .suit against C. L. Smith ot Leachvlllc In which the plaintiff was slicing Mr. Smith for alleged damages of 56,543,21 claimed due bccnusc of a nre In a building owned by Mr. Smith and rented by the plaintiff. Reid and Evrard were attorneys for the plaintiff and Holland and Taylor represented Mr. Smith. The case was the first set on a docket which is heavier than those of the past two or three years. Court was adjourned until tomorrow morning. 9:30 o'clock, when tho jury will report again. Judge Zal B. Harrison is presiding. over, a vast amount of power that had been built up for the big offensive Into Oermnn has been used up Just to get tho Germans out of Belgium again. • The bulge Is not yel wholly eliminated. But when II Is, the Allied forces probably will hnvc to be regrouped for the offensive Into Germany. Moro supplies nnd men will have to be built up once more before the big smash Into the Ruhr is attempted. Meanwhile, the Germans arc merely fighting n delaying action In Belgium, while Ihcy concentrate on the clfort to hold oft the R«s- Durel Stockton, E. E. Jackson, Tom Nance, Theodore Logon, Harry Taylor, J. E. Lunsford. Honorary, pallbearers will be Byron Morse, J, R. Lynch. Hustings. Dr. F. L. Husbands, B. A. Mrs. Vena Henley, formerly of nlythcvlllc and long a friend of Mrs. Starfceyl will arrive tills afternoon from Detroit to assist other friends in making arrangements. to in llgtylon regulations governing tourist chmps—nnd the other would oxpnild the legal dejinlllon of ^a- grancy. Rep. H. H.. Pickering of Ashley Coiiiltj hns Introduced n reUsed bill to repeal the. 1935 Thorn Liquor Legalization law. Pickering withdrew his original measure, which would have repealed .the )D35 law •'and re-enact by title alone previous laws on the subject. The • House'also passed' Senate Bill Number 15, which appropriates >65,000 I'd .pay salaries and expenses- ot the Senate during, the current session. • - ••> Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. May . IH',1- 115!4 114« 114« •"" ., . , to his wife in Mtcliigan, he wrote July . 112S USlt 112% 112->8 U2}» New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dee. 2220 2223 2203 2213 2174 2180 2103 2108 2103 2113 2214 2201 2171 2102 2100 2222 2210 2173 2117 2113 2101 2212 2197 2169 2106 Crane Accident Kills Two Men, Injures Three OAKRIDGE, Tcnn., Jan. 10 (UP) —Two war workers are dead and three Injured as n result of s crane accident yesterday at the government war plant near Oakridge. The men were crushed when n heavy load of building material dropped from Hit machine. An inspector, William T. Mnck- rell, of Manhnssett, N. Y.; and <i structural Iran worker, Al Boyd Campbell, of Lynchburg, Va., were killed. The injured Include James H. Avcry, of Knwannec, Mo.; nnd Sicpliens S, Bandy and Qninlus Mills, both of Lcnoir, Tenn. Baird Outlines Church Campaign For Lions'Club Members ol the Blythevllle Lions Club, meeting today for lunch at Hotel Noble, heard the Rev. R. S. Baird, pastor ot First Christian Church and president of the Bly- Ihevillc Ministerial Alliance, give an outline of the "Go lo Church" campaign launched Sunday by the or- ghnlzalfon. ' Club members also voted to cooperate with the Ministerial Alliance In asking that a survey be made of the Blythevllle territory by the national Y.M.C.A. organization. ; Guests nt the club Included Judge Zal. B. Harrison, L. G. Nash, and R. L. Shcrrlck of Memphis, a, former member of the local club. Damage By Fire Slight Only run made by the city fire department since last week was Sunday morning when a faulty flue caused, a small fire at 1013 South Lilly. . . Only slight damage was done lo the house owned by William Hartley, Negro. Weather ARKANSAS—Pair this afternooi: and tonight..Not quite so cold in west partly PlantersBank Officers Named • ' •'>(•• ' '•: : . '( -.•,- .^•'•x' . Stockholders Reelect Officers, Directors At Annual Meeting All directors and officers of tha Planters Bank of bsceola were reelected f<Sr another year at • a 1 meeting "Of • stockholders of the bank held Tuesday in Osceola. . The batik opened for business OK May 15, ;i944, with-much progress made since that time:, •'• Each i employee ' was 'paid one month's salary as a bonus. . Directors - reelecled are W. J. Driver Sr.v'Faber'A. White,- J. T. Cromer, 1.. C. TB. Young and X!lar- ence .E. Dean. Officers are W. J. Driver Sr, president; 0. E Dean, vice presl- ~ dent and cashier; J. F.,Herndon, assistant cashier; Miss ., Marjorie Doyle, assistant cashier, and Miss Vera Hendrix, bookkeeper. N. Y. Stocks AT&T 103 5-8 Amer Tobacco ........... 68 3-8 Beth Steel 10 1-8 Chrysler : 813-4 Coca C.Ma v 135 Gen Electric 39 3-8 Gen Motors -...; 64 portion tonight Wednesday Montgomery Wafd ., ''50 cloudy niid wflimer, int Harvester .',.,,.,,;,,'. 781-2

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