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VOL. XLI—NO. 261 _____ , ' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Off NORTHEAST *,,,,.„.,.„ '.~^~~^ ^ ^ ^ '*-* * » V3 JNew» Blytheville Herald i courter Mississippi Valley Leader JilVTUKVlLLlO, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1045 REDS AT POSEN, 138 MILES F SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS • TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Manila May Be Scene Of Climax Battle By DAVID WEEKS United I'ress Staff Writer Manila may seem destined to pay the price of utter destruction for its freedom from the Japanese. Tokyo broadcasts have made it plain that the Japs are turninir every building in the city into a fortress for a last-ditch slant! ri«ht to the water's edge nt Manila B°ay The Ja,ps care nothing for Manila's historic place as Queen of the Orient. They proved that early in 1942 in the days when the w-ir was going all their way. General MacArthur declared Manila an open city and withdrew all his forces j\ml supplies to Battan, and left the city undefended. The Ja>>s could have walked in and taken over Manila without a fight. But first, they bombed the defenseless city for five days, just to impress the populace with the power of Japan. What the Japs do care about Is that Manila is an important part cf the combination to Manila Bayone of the best naval anchorages in the world. The Japs are not using Manila Bay themselves never have fci its full extent. But they want to keep the United States Navy from using it. For it would provide our navy with a powerful supply base within dircc. stvikinp distance of Japan's homt t : '• : It would maintain our navy'-; ination of the South Cliii; and the South' China coast, other words, it would make Luzoi the supply base for the great of tensive against Japan proper. Strategy a Mystery The Japs have not put up an> important resistance so far to thc American invasion' of\ Luzon Wh they have not still remains one o the major mysteries .of the Phil Ippines campaign. But there can be no doubt tha the Japs intend to put up a figh somewhere. And'.o.ne of the' logics "soniewhejr? $",.. tpV, s,t,H r.t: 'the.• fight La at Manila' and "ifa'lairT. '"* . It's quite possible that tile Jap o.nesc , commander,' General Yam ashlta. is copying the strategs General, MacArthur ' used in 1942 with .a few variations. Tlie Japanese today face a roughly similar situation. In 1942 MacArthur knew he was out-gun tied, out-manned and out-planed just as the Japs are tcday. He knew he was righting a lost cause but he knew also that he had to fight . for time, time to let the united States marshal its forces lor the, battles; to • come', elsewhere in -the'Pacific. He chose Bataan with its natural resources for stubborn defense, and foueht a brilliantly successful delaying action desnlte its trasic conclusion Note that MacArthur did not waste any of his forces fighting R battle in tlie open on the centra plains. He knew he'd be licked bj sheer weight of power there anyway, so he conserved his strength for the fight on Bataan. MacArthur could have fought for Manila, too, but tlie city woult have been destroyed and the outcome would have been unchangec in the end. : Tables Are Turned Now, it's Yamashita who is outgunned, out manned and outplanned and he knows it. But unlike MacArthur, lie holds no respect for cities. Moreover, the proportion of difference in manpower is not nearly so great. MacArthur had 35,000 Americans and Filipinos against 200,000 Japs in 1942. Today, Yamnshita has something more than 100,000 troops and at least some tanks at his disposal. He doesn't need 100,000 men on Bataan, and his tanks arc little good there. Thus, thc Japanese general's strategy may bc to wait until the battle lines are drawn closely around Manila, where he can throw his tanks into a battle on a concentrated sector of the plains above and possibly below the. city. Then would begin the major battle for Manila, and after the Jap tanks were sacrificed, it would extend back to thc city itself. Manila is a hard city to crack. It's split through thc biddlc, like Budapest and Warsaw, by tv.river. Thc southern section of Manila, thc old part called Intramuros. is veined heavily with little tide-water creeks. There's n wall around this old section, and its streets-are narrow. Moreover, Intramuros controls the approaches to the long piers of Manila Bay. Entrenched in the buildings of Manila, the Japs could make its capture a nasty job, much ns the Germans made Warsaw and Budapest, Before they could be rooicd out, Manila's modern buildings would have to be flattened. The Spanish splendor of her ancient section would have to be ground to dust, In a word, Manila would have to die before she could be resurrected. Chicago Wheat open high, low close pr.cl. •Mny . 161 Vi 10! : * JS911 100 161 July , 15311 154 ISO'i 150% 153 Bond Refunding Bills Introduced In Legislature Pulaski Road Bonds Would Be Affected By Two Measures LITTLE DOCK. Jan. 23 (1JP)_ The House of Representatives during the morning session received two bills for the refunding of road bonds in Pulaski County. The measures were introduced by Rep. II. L. Griffith ot Little Rock and T passed and approved would avoid a judgement of approximatc- y half a million dollars against lands in road District Ten of Pulaski County. The Griffith bills would divert the county's gasoline turnback moneys to this refunding program and in & space of four years according to the author would divert approximately $17,500 to payments and interest charges. Griffith's measures are being opposed by County Judge Louis Mashburn. The House during the morning recalled a bill it had passed by Car er of Boone County was intended to allow beer establishments to sell wine but not to permit its consumption in the same place whr-r- ". ... JS bought. trartPi- explained that an error in the writing o.' thc measure allowed the drinking of wine where u- was bought and that such was n. the Intent of the legislation .nat he proposed. The Senate during the afternoon was expected to net on two administration sponsored measures. They were the reorganization of, the State Police Commission and the creation of a state fire control board. Administration leaders in the Senate expected to pass both bills during the days session without much opposition. ' Another Case Of Meningitis ReportedToday With another case of spinal meningitis reported at Victoria, where the outbreak started several weeks ago, public health officers were investigating thn report today. Dr. E. C. Budd was to' return this afternoon from Victoria, farming community several miles treat of Luxora, where he was checking a report that a 53-year-old Negri woman was ill of the disease. The report that there was a case in Blythevillc was ungrounded, it was said, with none reported to 'the Mississippi county Health Unit. The latest case, if spinal meningitis, is the eighth in South Mississippi County recently. Public places .remained closed at Luxora, Osceola and Victoria except for thc Osceola schools and numerous public gatherings both in South Mississippi County and in Elythcville and immediate section were canceled because of the threatened epidemic Wallace and Jones To Meet In Public Hearing Tomorrow As Senate Studies Nomination WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (U.I'.)-Two of Wnshinkloii' biteresl political enemies, ronrci- Vice President \Valliic ami deposed Secretary of Commerce Jones, will meet We to face in a public hearing tomorrow. I he Senate Commerce. Committee has decided to ca lim, fJv IT "r' 1 Ol Us collsi(le >" ili »» of the Wallace nonilnK lioi foi the Commerce post, held until yesterday bv Jon* the commTtte!!l,m Lnsidcr a ll, 2e: S c'iled Go'",'" 0 '' l -° m0m " as an independent agency" Presumably when that is dispose -*i Owner Of Cafe Fined In Drive For 'Clean-Up' The drive of Blytlievlllc Armv Air Field officials and City Health officers to enforce health rules and regulations of Blylheville. started several weeks ago when a number of local eating and drinking places were declared "out of bounds" to military personnel, vas followed today by Mrs. Ophelia McGregor, of thc Hoxy cafe, bclns fmcd $10 in Municipal Court on charge of violati/m of health rules and regulations. The health authorities announced today that recent insrjcction of public eating and drinking places verc being followed by a second check, following a period during vhich these places were asked to r>'e certain improvements to con- orm with sanitary laws This was the first violation on lie rechecking" according to Sam Littleton, sanitarian. Tlie restaurant operator entered Pica of not guilty. Til a recent talk to a civic group, .lent. col. Harry c. Stelllng an- lounccd that the Blythevillc Air Field intended (.7 require eating stabhshments to meet sanitary requirements if they served Army "en and hinted that more action vas to follow. Two Houses Damaged "V Flames Yesterday Fire from an overheated stove atnaged two houses early yesterday lorning in the Meyers quarters on 1m Street. Flames, originating In one dwell- ng, spread through a window to second house. Firemen extinguished the flames efore the buildings were ruined. Mrs. Joe Meyers owns the prop- rty. C. H. Hall Wins Court Judgment Former Compress Man To Get Compensation For Personal Injury C. H. Hall, former manager of Federal Compress here, was awarded n judgment in Civil Division of Circuit court here late yesterday In which he is to receive $200 monthly from Federal Compress for remainder of his life. In a suit brought by Mr. Hall, it was alleged thc compress had agreed to pay him 5200 monthly, following his retirement, as compensation for injury received while employed there.,, The suit'alleged the company had ceased payment of this compensation more than a year ago'aftcr his son, Sheldon D : Hall, no longer was with the company. The elder- Mr. Hall, who now makes his home at Drake, Colo., and his son, npw connected with a compress , at'-'Shreveporl La were here for the .trial. The defendants contended that the $200. monthly, paid following the elder My.' Hall's ^resignation was for an advisory capacity when his son assumed .his former position and that, for'this reason payments were stopped when'the son no longer was with the company. Attorneys for Die plaintiff were Reid and Evrard and the compress was represented by Buck and Sudbury. Tins morni.ig's session was taken up with a suit over ownership of a strip of land five feet .wide, Ivimt east of Highway 61 South n short distance south of'the Catholic Hall in which Mrs. A. L. Doyd and Mrs! Mary Morse East claim ownership. The case was being argued early this afternoon. Frank c. Douglas represents Mrs. Boyd and the defendant's attorney is Ed Cook Pipkin Funeral Set Wednesday Victim Of Accident Will Be Buried With Military Honors Military rites will b c held tomorrow morning for Allen Jerome Pipkin o6-year-ol d carpenter, who died Saturday night at Walls Hospital of injuries received Friday in an accident at Blythevillc Compress where he was employed in construction of a fire wall Services will be held at the American Legion Hut, 10 o'clock with burial nt Elmwowl Cemetery, used'"' milltar y ritual will be Chaplain George Marrs, of Bly- thevillc Army Air Field, will conduct thc services, assisted by the Kcv. Bates Sturdy, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church. The body was to be removed this afternoon to the Hut, meeting Place of veterans of World War I in which he served in the Navy Among out-of-town people here lor services arc Ills son, Fred Pip- Kin of thc Navy stationed at Little oreefc, Va.. t wo stepsons, Murray ms of St. Louis, ' and Sergt. :nn Harris of Fort Leonard- Wood. Mo.; two brothers, Dr. Thomas Pipkin of Hcnning, Term., and ralmadge Pipkin O f Ripley, Teiin., two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Dunavant of Hcnning and Mrs. Minnie strick- ler of Piggott and James Reed Dunavant of Henning. „ " r -P'P ki ». carpenter here for the past 26 years, died of injuries re- torlitt Cr " Shed by an c!cva " It was said he was doing carpcn- j work there when the shaft us,,L thc . mal t!n& of concrete, dropped on him as he stood a short distance under the lift Struck on the head by the lift, he was knocked to the ground. His SKUII was fractured, his chest Cr "S Ctit '] is left l "P anti 'eg frac rn,M« ° lhc Courier News that he fell from a f.m ;° rSC at B^noville Cotton Oil Mill to cause the accident. ' • Chicago Rye Mn.V July open high low close pr.o). Hl-,-4 112% no no 111% 103 103 loey, 106(4 ]08',6 of, thc senators will question Wft lace on his ideas about tho con merce post, and what Jones think about it, which is pretty we known. Jones says that he thinks Wallac docs not have the qualifications fo the Job and many southern Deiiio cratic nnd some Republican sena tors agree with him. However th so-called liberal faction in the Sen ate Is solidly behind the forme vice-president, Another Fight But whatever happens to the Wai lace nomination it won't end th current controversies over preslden tial appointments. After the com merce committee takes up the Wai lace nomination It's scheduled I consider thc appointment of Au btey Williams as director of th Rural Electrification Adminislrn tion. Williams formerly directed th abandoned National Youth Admin istratioii and he's nlso considcret a "left'winger." Observers are pre dieting real opposition will dcvelo against Williams, too. Still another controversial mat ter was before the Congress today Representative Jerry Voorhis of Cnl ifornia has declared that the Aiiier ican people .are entitled to know, tin full facts about thc recent feud be Uveen Attorney General Franc! Biddle and his former assistant Norman Littell. .'•-•' Voorhis says the chaiges an counter charges/of the attorney general and Littell are confusing the American people. And hts innnded House/passage ot a re:' tion directing/ the House Judlt, Committee'to. make an imestiga of. the matter, Meanwhile, the formei nsshtan" attorney general, Littell, has jiisl Issued another blast against Biddle Littell has charged that Attornej General Biddle permitted n break through on the home front ns significant as the smashing German victory on the western front in December. Littell made his charges at, press conference shortly after Representative Voorhis called loi an investigation. Littell previously accused Biddlc of being under the influence of Thomas Corcoran, the former presidential adviser. Elsewhere in Washington, the House Military Affairs Committee las completed revision of the "work or else" legislation and will take a formal vote on their decisions tomorrow. Tlie committee deferred the vote to rewrite the bill, thiif eliminating thc need for a long series of committee amendments 01 the lloor. Frolic To Continue Members of the Senate War Investigating committee who yesterday reported wasted manpower ii ,hc Norfolk, Va., Navy Yard, say they're going to keep right on in vcstigaling. In fact the commits ncmbers say they're going to swoop down on other war production cen ters without warning. As one committee spokesman put it: "We don't want any Paul Re vercs running ahead warning tha thc commitlcemen are coming." The Scnalc Military Affairs Committee has just voted to investigate the "whole priority practice" in re gard to air travel. Thc committee will particularly look into an "A priority that kept Col. Elliott Roose velt's dog on an Army alrphni while three service men were "bumped off." This Is thc first official congressional action taken in connection with the much pubii cizecl transcontinental trip of Colo nel Roosevelt's dog "Blaze." Price Administrator Chester Bowles and Production Chief J. A. Krug have just announced a new far reaching progrfitn to keep American civilians decently clothed despite rising prices and dwindling supplies. Tlie new program will drastically reduced prices of medium and low-nriccd garments listed as "essential" within the next few months. Fined 1 For Street Fight A fight on Ash street yesterday ailcruoon resulteri In Joe Esplnoza and Toliic Peterson being fined in Municipal Court today on charges of disturbing the peace by fighting. Espinoza was fined $15 and Peterson, $10. Livestock ST. LOUIS. Jan. 23 (UP) —Hogs 11,400 salable 11,000 top 14,70 170300 Ibs H.70 140-160 IDS 14-14.70 good sows 13,95. Cattle 4,200 salable 4,000 calves 1,000 all salable mixed yearlings and heifers 11.50-14 cows fi.25-11 canncrs and cutters 0.50-8 slaughter steers 0.50-1(5.50 slaughter heifers 8,50-15.75 stocker and feeder steers 8-13.25. China's Capital Again Is Served By Land Route No Longer Isolated From Outside World; Ledo Road Is Open Ky United 1'rexs More than three years of nlmosi complete isolation for Free china has come to an end. OliiiiiBklng Is In direct land com- rtmlcntton with the outside world iain for the [list time since the Japs closed the Bilrmu Road late The word comes officially from Lord Louis Mountbatten, the commander of the Southeast Asia War Theater, w h, 0 reported back to his superiors—Prime Minister Chuich- II nnct President Roosevelt with lliesc words: "The first part ot the orders I received at Quebec have, been car"led out." Mountbntlen referred. o[ coiir.se, to the lltifc-uj> of (he new Lcdo load out of India, across northern UHrinn, Into the northern section of the old Burma road that runs through Viimiflii province of chl- 'in to Chungking. Tlie job van complete^ when the Japs were driven from their last stronghold on thc Burma road at wanting, and when two Chinese forces pushing toward encli other, Joined in strength Just below Wanting. More itepitlih Needed Thc newly cleared section of the road probably still needs some repairs .bcfor full scale- traffic In war supplies can bc started to Shumjking. • But the first supply convoy air ready has traveled more thtin half .he distance over the two-strand Wd-paved road from India to My- tkynm, in north central Burma. That coinbj, loaded to the tall boards with supplies have been uniting at Mjitk>tiia. for,the icop Wanting, through',th« 8al- *«n -river-vnllov nnd into Chung- king. This is a red letter 'day for Chl- m. Those days when Chungking's only contact with the outside world vas the heroic air transport com- nniicl, flying the hump, the trench- irons air route over thc towering limnlaya mountains, those days arc Tono.iThc tide of the Japanese ag- iression that came so close to cii- Siilflng Free Clilnn is receding. Nnifoya Aff.iin Hlastcd Conversely, the title of American alrpowcr against Japan proper Keeps rising, and Us breakers are rashtng against Japan's vulner- var Industry. Tokyo identities the nrjjct of the latest American Su- lerforlrcss raid on Honshu island as Nagoya, thc Japanese airirnft :cnter. Th c enemy says 70 of our ilggest planes poimtled Naygoyn for wo hours today. Tlie American Wtvr Department las announced a raid on Honshu "ml has not Identified thc target. "he Japs clnlm they threw up fierce iRhtcr-plane opposition, but make vo claims of any American planes hot down or damaged. Japan's outer defenses, loo, con- imie to feel the lash of the air lower creeping ever closer. Tokyo says tile carrier-based as- ault on their Island fortress of 'brmosa went into another day on Monday. And they totaled the lumber of attacking planes up to 000 for a two-day period. Even more significant, the Japs cported American land-based boin- »ers and fighters joined the as- aull. Presumably, both the bomb- rs and the fighters Identified ns and-nased came from fields in the 'hllipplnes. Tokyo has reported and-b.ised bomber attacks on F\>r- nosa before, but this is the first Inic Hie Japs identified the shorter-ranged land-based fighters as ccompanylng them. All of .which mphnslzcs thc steady encroach- ncnt of American air power ever loser to Japan's home shores. Tennesseon Wounded Pfc. Bobbie R. Lastcr of Hum- wldt, Tcnti., has been wounded n action in France where he now s undergoing hospital treatment, ccording - to a message received y his sister, Mrs. John H. Nelson f 705 Lilly Street. Blythevillc. Private La,slcr has been In scrv- cc for the past 15 months. Late Bulletins LONDON, .Inn. n. (Ill 1 )— Mnr- sluil Stiilhi, hi Ms ihlrii Order cf tlie l)n>' toiliiy, iimioiinrrd i| K . rapture of four Me IOMIIS In the, • 1'iisterji Hurl of East I'nisslii. WITH II. H. SIXTH AUMV (iltOUI 1 , Frame, .Inn. 28. (Ill') _ The French wiled a tmv iilVen- slvo UKiilnst the norlli nWv of the Alwre today. Colnmr [locket In U. S. Forces Within Sight Of Clark Field WITH U, S. FOllCliS on Uiv.on Jan. 23 !U.I',)— Aiiierk-iiii troops on Luzon are within fight ;jf (he first of Clark FltWn 11 . TO ittcro< airstrips. The Held llc.s just 5 miles north of Mniilln, lli c prime American ijoal at the moment Am It lies near n small town nrimerl IJiunban. n village where yesterday tt was believed the Jitimnese would first make is, slroni; stain before Mnnlln, liut officers at Cleneml Mnc- Artliurs hciulqiinrtcra now say (he Japanese apparently h u ve <[cclilc< to pull their biittlcmouiul fiirllici back toward Mn.ulla. They believe the alrstriji ns well ns Dnmbni Isclf will be hi American hniul- by nightfall. They're puiraled ovci the continued lack of resistance. MacArlhur's officer* tlilnk the Japs may inuke u slivud about tei miles In front, of Ilio oncoming Americans, around the fort stol- fienhorg district, l<v>rl Siol-wnlwri, mice was under tho command of General MacAitlmr's fnlher. Russo-Jap Pact Deadline Hears Tokyo Jittery Over ' Possible Change Of rVeather ARK-ANSAS-Falr this afternoon, onlght and Wednesday. Not much hange in temperature. . Y. Stocks I6 3 68 30 67 93 1-8 T & T Mner Tobacco naconda Copper :cth Steel Chrysler . jen Electric cn Afotors .............. 62 3-4 lonlgomery Ward ....... 491-4 I Y Central ............ ; 33 nl Harvester ............. 75 landard of N J .......... SO 1-4 exas Corp .......... .... 53 S Steel ................ 59 WASHINQTON, Jan. 'X (UP) — The Japanese have placed a big red circle around April '25111 on theli calendars. And as that day approaches. the Japs arc gctllmj more and more nervous, For April 25th is the deadline for any changes that may be made In Russia's policy o[ neutrality toward Japan. The Russians and Japanese signed a neutrality pact on April 13th, 10 1 1 H was ratified on April 25th of that year and wns to last five yetirs that Is. until April asth, 1916. But unless one of the countries denounces the rmcl one year In advance, It will automatically be renewed for five more years. Ho it's ensy to understand Japanese uneasiness about April 25th. . Debate In tho Japanese parliament the past two days indicates [ml Japan herself has no Intention of denouncing the treaty. But on the other hand. It reveals Japanese concern thai Russia mny do so Here are some of the excerpts from th c Jap; mcso foreian ministers speech yesterday. Japan, he said, will abide by policies of friendly relations with the Soviet Union Both nations, he added, were maintaining what he called very close contact. And Japan's foreign minis- cr concluded by saying that negotiations on many proposed plans were progressing smoothly. Now these statements are not ns significant as recent Japanese broadcasts warning against what It called crooked Anglo-American diplomatic genius. UM the conciliatory attitude of the Japanese (orcign minister Is marc significant In view of the in creasing blunlness of Soviet remarks afwut Japan. Premier Stalin himself broke the Ico by branding Japan n!;hu gg , r , m ° r u nn " on - Ancl Rus5| i" publications have followed throu-h with increasing expressions of doubt about Japan's chances in the Pacific war. So it's no wonder that all Japan has Its eyes on April 25th. Farm Mechanic Classes Will Start Tomorrow Classes will be held Wednesday and Thursday nights for training in farm mechanics as free Instructions in the National Defense pro- Riam, it has been announced by I-recman Robinson, vocational ag- S?M lrucior of Dlythevi " c Classes will be held from 7 until 10 o'clock at the NYA building on the high school campus. The program oilers free training in farm mechanics which will include truck, implements, car, tractor repair and acetylene and electric welding with Wilbur Lovclady to serve as instructor for the federal government, which bears expense ot the project. It wns primarily designed for tho«e who do not have much knowledge ilong this line but who wish to become skilled and at the same'tlme work on their own machinery or ' projects provided for In the class | according to the announcement, ' Gestapo Chief Given MOSCOW, J, m 23 (U P )-K,i»siaiJ armored forces tins nricrnnon weio -Hoiming Ihc Cennnn dofe,, en ea^ of Posof ly °" th ° hlinf « ht ° 0 110 A e Army The main section of " " ° ^^•^^""SftaEfg jsas-^-vsscrffs^,; <~* ndor to the Baltic American Units Enter St. Vilh Driving To Wipe Out Last Trace Of Nazi Salient In Belgium "TWJJB PARIS, Jan. 23 (UP)-Ameilcui forces have driven into St Vlth 01 he heels of Na/1 foues who me Increasing thc naco of theli W Hli- dravval from the i cumins of the liclglan bulge. Front dispatches saj the Qeimans have pulled out of the communications center leaving n -kelcton icni Buni'il force to mil up n delnyltif, action. The fall of the town Is expected momenta) llj Thc American' inctlcnl air 'force wns out In some slieiiBth n en in to <Uiy. nut it,ls..vciy doubtful If It will repent yoslcidnj j, itcoul IJIK Up to noon the Ninth Ah roicc had flown some 1Q8 MO .motor . ^ United Press. Wai' Coirtsiionden Walter UrolikKc heard jesterdais air nssnult . unfolding i,, n until trailer at nn Amcilcan nghtci con trol station. 1'irsl came the lepott from tv\o oljserveis In pi,, cr Cl | b , tlml Uia purinnns were moving at least h,o Jimi-packcd columns of liaiisport vehicles oitl : nf the bul K c In no time, the fighter control station had located the position of the Gciinan columns, and lwid sent flghtcis out to attack them. Then, nil day long fllfiht after /light steered to the tnrgct.'Amt night after night crackled out success rciiorts. Cronklte says It wns the greatest dny in thc air war since 1910. Some -200 American Plying Fortresses escorted by fighters today smashed at rail yards south of Dusseldorf. Tlte heavy bombers also planted five concentrated patterns of high explosives on n synthetic oil plant. - There ma no late news on thc lighting along the American Seventh Army front. And there was no Allied confirmation ol a German rc- Jioit that Hiiguennu has fallen to the Nazi forces. Jaycee Award Honors City's Men In Service Award of the distinguished service award offered by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce .0 the mast outstanding young miui n< thc community for his service ilurin K the past year, was made ast night as a general award to nil service men of Blytheville. Lieut. Col. Howard c. Stclling commanding officer of Blythevlile Army Air Field, made tlie award presenting thc key to Tech. Scrgt' Jnmcs Nebhut of Blytheville Army Air Field, a former president of the local Junior Chamber of Com- ncrce, who accepted .on behalf of all Blythevllle service men. Presentation of this award was a highlight of thc dinner meeting of Jaycee members held last night n thc clubroom in the Anthony Building. Lee High, representative ot a dis- illcry, made a brief talk to conclude the program. Gene Ellis became a new mcm- >cr and guests present at the dln- ier included Lieut. Col. Stelllng, Col. H.irry McGuirc, O. P. Rainey inri Chester Caldiveli: Nuzl Radio Unheard R possibility that theRus- 1 ?'i) £? dy Rre flghtm * '" p ™c» Usclf The British broadcasting onitoring service report* * th I it he « the German broadcast- lion in u, e c llj This indi- , V hnl thc acrmnn s may have abandoned, the station aiid that the PVC " lmve takcn any J"B At I rate, the t ImnetUi 3 i" 1 ™."" 1 <"l*c today appears '> ,,"7 s ' rft| 8' 1 t across Poland on the shortest route to Berlin And Marshal zhukov no doubt Is planning to speed his fortes along the inviting superhlghwaj Hint lends dl- reclh Horn Pcjen to' Berlin In T S m f A " lellcn » geography the « riM J M n ' C " b ° ut os fnr "I"" 1 ns Chicago mid Iiidltilmpolls Thats n good four-hour 'drive in this omntrj Armies dont travel th*t fast, but Inlru reports ImilcnEo that the Russians stilt arc rolllnft ahead nt nmazi'i; 'speed , -f SUu^litcr Biported A Drltlsl'i Hlspaicn quotes "Sniif-- 1 1 .^'"•spo'idcnt as saying (hat the bctttldeied Oelinari infantly nie now , being mowed down like sheep before Pown And the correspondent sajs the scenes of German wicckiiffe nnd slaughtci nloiu the lilglTOny to the cltj already 11 val those of any German defeat In this «nr or the last Beilln 6 ay, tbkt Adolf Hitlen'lms lushed to dreaded Gestapo, chief Hlmmlei nnd given him ' complete POHCI to rally Geiman '• strength against thd Russians In any way he sees fit ' Other Nazi leiders on the eastern front ars reported to have been given similar sweeping control llicres no late Russian announcement on tne progress of the battle,in German Silesia. But unconfirmed rcrorts say the Russians hnvc smashed up to the Oder river the last river line before Berlin The German high com mnnd announces that powerful Soviet units have driven to a towh only 17 miles northeast of the Sit estnn capital of Brcslaii other Russian forces are reported to Ime plunged Into tho area cast of thc Oder river citj of Oppcln, south of Breslau. New York Cotton Uar. Ir.y illy Oct. Jec. open high low close pr.cl. , 3202 2205 2192 2104 2202 2183 2185 2174 2177 2185 2152 2154 2140 2142 2154 207S 2076 205'2 2057 2080 20S9 2069 20-15 2055 '2075 N. 0. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. far. . 2194 2203 2192 2191 2203 lay . 2185 2188 2176 2176 2188 Illy . 2149 2156 2142 2145 2158 Oct. . 2067 2076 2054 2057 2079 Dec. . 2065 20(39 2048 2051 2074 Waste Paper To Be Gathered Here Tomorrow Weather permitting, scrap paper will bc collected hersj tomorrow for tho regular plcfe-up day with Joe Martin in -charge 'Of collection - It was announced by L. G. Nash, Salvage Committee chairman After having had a period of un usually bad weather, which ;ham- Jered scrap paper collection hroughout the country tor Decem- xr and January, another plan has. been worked out. t Collection will not start until 0 o'clock, so .that weather conditions can be observed before putting the paper on curbs for collection. It the weather Appears, favorable, housewives sre asked to putj out the piles at 9 o'clock. If unfavorable, do lot put out the bundles until,-Thursday, when collection will bc'madc,"it was said. .. . : ''.•".".'.'"";."/.' '.'".. Two Mo^e Reported^ 5 On Casualty List ;;;:,;•;;. ;; '. . ,-.••'•••• --:.-..' * *,:• '~i ' Casualties in this' section continue to' mount -with an Army list of the European theater of .operations containing names of two men and another reported wounded in the Southwest Pacific avea Pfc Luther Standlfer, ot Blylhe- villc, has been wounded in the European section, the War Department has Informed his mother, Mrs Lotibe S Standl/cr Pvt Jack P, Byrd, husband of Mrs Clidy B Bjrd of Stcele, Mo, has been reported Mounded in the same area. s Sergt Wade ,J»mcrson nas wot.nded in' the Southwest Pacific, the War Department has rnfo.med ils mothe) 1 , Mrs Cora Jamtiaon ot Wilson." ,' • '

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