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Wednesday, January 24, 1945
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BLYTHEVILLE( COURIER NEWS . TBil DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AHKAN3A8 AND 6OUTHUAUT MldSOUKl VOL. XLI—NO. 262 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevllla Herald BlythevlU* courier Mississippi Valley Leader HI.YTHKVlMJi, ARKANSAS, WKDNKS1MY, JANUARY 2-1, 1015 SINGLE COPIES FIVE,GENTS: ANOTHER RED ARMY GOES County Getting Ready To Fight Malaria Spread Control of Disease Sought In Program Planned This Year With Mississippi County one of the 10 in Arkansas showing "most prevalent malaria", those in charge of control operations here arc making plans for a large scale fight in preparation for this year's mosquitoes, which carry the disease Since the start of the war malaria control operations have been can-led on in several parts of the county under supervision of the State Board of Health in coopcta" lion with the U. S. Public Health Service. This has been for the purpose of preventing malaria outbreaks among war personnel In Army camps, airfields, arsenals, appoint! prisoner of war camps and some of boards, the larger towns where soldiers gather. New Culbreaks Likely Health officials now believe Ihe fight against malaria should be extended to civilian areas where malaria is most prevalent, with two reasons given for this belief. Health and military officials believe man; soldiers returning home from war will have malaria with new out breaks likely to occur from these infected persons In civilian populations where malaria mosquitoes are 'abundant, and because at the present there seem to be fewer cases of malaria among civilians than a any time in the past. . It is felt, public health officials say, that if large scale control op orations ore carried on now tha malaria may neyer again become n serious menace to the health o the. community. •It is. planned to extend malari control operations into clvillai areas throughout the 10 countie shown "blackest" in the map of th United States- which marks mos prevalent sections with black, Ics infected counties - with stripe - marlri couiiHas.- free, of rr.a laria are left white. • Worker Is Appointed W; C. Pounds of Alma has beer made malaria control assistant in Mississippi County to do educational work in combating the mosquito and malaria. - He will assist Barlie B. Needham, district supervisor of malaria control in the war area here for the past two years and Russell Jackson, county supervisor of several inspectors which number will be increased with coming of the mosquito breeding season.' _The new assistant, who has a degree in .biology .from > the East Central State College, Ada, Okla., came here from Stuttgart where he has been doing scientific research for the National' Institute of .Health in collaboration with the State Department of Health in Arkansas. Most of the research was experimentation on DDT, to be used for spraying. In Mississippi County, certain sections arc worse infected with - malaria mosquitoes than others, according to the chart compiled. Townships showing "blackest" are Ncal (Leachville), Big Lake, Hector (Hightower), chickasawba (Blylheville and Armorel), Bur- rlctte, Fletcher, Monroe, (Osccola), Scott, McGavock and Whitlon. Spray lo :bc Used In the propose^ program control methods will be two types. A spray and minor drainage program will be carried on around larger towns to contol and eliminate malaria mosquito breeding places. Interior of houses in rural sections will be sprayed with the chemical DDT which will destroy all mosquitoes which come in contact with it, with this material proved to be a potent killer of most iiv sects, it was announced. When sprayed on walls and ceilings of a room, DDT will kill mosquitoes, flies and other insect: which rest there, it was said. Chief reason for using this product is because ils killing power lasts about three months to make only two or three applications need- College Trustee Russel! Phillips has been ap- lolntcd to the board of Arkansas, State College, Jonesboro, by Governor Laney who announced 36 appointments to honorary state oards. To serve as trustee until Jan. 14, 1949, Mr. Phillips will begin service at the same time of W. R. Stuck of Jonesboro, also appointed by the new governor. • This is the time a Blythe- vllle man has served on the board of this college which annually has students enroled from this section. Bearden Leads Fight Against Laney Measure LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 24. <UP>— Governor Laney's Resources and Industrial Commission bill passed, by n vote of 90 to one, the Arkansas House of Representatives this morning. But observers say trouble Is looming for his legislative leaders in the bill introduced increasing.the membership of. the State Highway Commission. ' The measure, read rj first and sec~ ! and time this morning, would increase ,the seven-man' Highway Commission to 10 members, one from aeh highway district in the stole. he bill was written by Reps. Carl "endrix of Sevier County and Paul . McDonald of Miller, County. It was reported that legislators rom eastern Arkansas, under the eadership of Lee. Bearden of Mls- issippi County, are gathering their cd yearly, it was pointed out. Workers associated with the county.hcalth unit arc, at present at work throughout the county accurately locating all dwellings on large maps. Prior to beginning o the mosquito breeding season smal crews-:, of i two or three men equip ped with - necessary materials wil apply the. suray. it was announced Health' officials desire all resi dents of' county to know abou the program so the new cducaliona worker was assigned h.ere, it wa announced. Mr. Pounds will give malaria con irol instructions In schools, church es. community organizations various other types of gatherings as well as to make personal con tacts throughout the county t answer questions and to give othe Information, It was said. The new DDT insectlde will b used in a 10-county area of Mis sissippi, Crlttenden, Phillips, Desha Poinsett, Cross, Woodruff, Lonoke Lincoln and Jefferson. Chicago Wheat open high lo.w close pr.< May . 159S 160?.< 159^ 150H 160 July , 150'i 151% 150V; 151« 150 orces to oppose the commission icmbership increase. This is Bcarden's explanation for is opposition: .-. - . . "The governor has made,sonic ash political promises'that he can iot fill. And now he is going to ask he legislature to help him out and ncrease membership of this com- nission." And he adds: "He -has lade his bed of broken political iromiscs, and I, for one, want to et him lay in it." 'Hie House lias adjourned until 0 tomorrow morning. New Air Blows Fall On Japans Strategic Bases Iwo Jima Is B'usteJ; Airmen Also Strike Targets At Honshu WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. (UP) — American air forces have carried out new raids on Japan's empire, both on its fringes TIIU! nt Its heart. American bombers and fighters have struck in three places, at the main Japanese Island Of Honshu, at the Iwo Island stepping stone to Japan, and in China. The Tokyo radio has reported that within the past 24 hours six B-29s have attacked both Honshu and the Jap eiislnyed Lslnnd of Korea. According to the enemy two of the Superforts bombed tlie industrial city of Nagoya, another bombed a city on the southeast coast of. Honshu, while three other big bombers attacked • cities in northern Korea. The Tokyo broadcast follows closely an ollicial announcement from Washington that the main force of our Mariana based B-29s temporarily had turned their attention from Japan proper to pound at Iwo island, half way between the Saipan base and Tokyo. It was the third major B-29 attack on Iwo and it must be. regarded as a clearing operation for heavier blows at Japan. It is from Iwo IhiiC enemy fighter planes not only try to Intercept Tokyo bound B-29s but launch attacks on the Saipan base itself. The third report of major U.. S. air action comes from Chungking. Fighter planes from the 14th Air Force have had their biggest single day of "train-busting" raids. In missions throughout central China, General Cliennault's airmen put no less than 41 enemy locomotives out of commission.- On the ground Pacific lund fronts, there is little later news from Luzon. The last communique from General "MacArthur's headfluarlen said tlie lull of 'Baniban, the last base guarding the great enemy held Clark airfield, may come soon. A Inte radio broadcast says American reconnaissance .planes reported that the entire urea of Bamban on the fringe of Clark airfield is free of Japanese. British Commandos have made n new amphibious landing below Ak- yab, and tlie Commandos are pushing inland, In a drive that threatens to trap thousands of Japanese on the Arakan coast. Simultaneously in cast Burma, the American Mars task force has cut the old Burma road south of Wanting and trapped another sizeable force of Japanese. These Americans Were Massacred By Germans /"" ' * ' ' ^ AV >." . ,-ff' ' WM H V ; t v/ Tight-lipped furious Yanks are shown checking identification of bodies of AmcrloMi wildierii, who after [liny were captured by the Huns were machine gunned and their bodies left where they fell In m field near Ihc village- of Baugnex, Belgium. First story of tho masancn, ciimc from a group of more than 100 other Americans who escupcd allcr witnessing the atrocity. (Photo by llurold Selgman, NKA phutoj,i|iphci Uu " , .. Slgnnl Corps Rncllotclcphoto.) Vinth Person fs Stricken At Victoria With another case of spinal mcn- ngitis reported to the Mississippi County Health Unit, public health officials continued their work of attempting to prevent an epidemic in the county. The newest case, that of a 15- year-old Negro youth, follows another case rc|iortcri yesterday of a 53-year-old Negro woman, also of thc Victoria community where most of the nine cases have started. Mo case has been reported in Blytheville to public health officials but they are still asking that public meetings be canceled for the present. Schook, churches and public gatherings at Ijiixora and Victoria are closed for the present and at Osceoia only schools are in session while churches, theaters and other such public places are closed until danger of an epidemic is passed. The outbreak, which started several weeks ago at Victoria, spread to nearby Luxora when some members of a Negro family went there from Victoria. N. Y. Stocks A T ft T 160 3-4 Amer Tobacco 07 3-4 Anaconda Copper 30 1-8 Beth Steel 67 5-8 Chrysler 92 3-8 Coca Cola 137 1-4 Gen Electric 38 Gen Motors 63 1-4 Montgomery Ward -... 49 3-4 N Y Central 22 1-4 Int Harvester 74 3-4 Republic Steel 193-8 Studebakcr 19 3-4 Standard of N J 57 1-8 Texas Corp 515-8 U S Steel 58 7-8 County To Reap $27,000 Profit 'Revenue From Penal Farm Far In Excess Of Expenditures Tlie Mississippi County Penal farm of 640 acres will show a profit of more than $27,000 when 1044 crops are disposed of. a check at the farms bookkeeping has revealed. With some cotton yet to Ire sold, income during the past year totaled $53,472.17 and expenses were $26,580 J8. Already 272 bales of cotton have been harvested from the 200 acres planted and a small amount is yet in the field. Income of the farm was increased by sale of 125 of the 200 hogs raised and soybeans. Like other fanners, County Judge Roland Green is having his labor troubles. Because a large majority of persons conviclcd during thc past year in Municipal Court paid fines, .instead of working them out at the farm, he had lo pay cash for extra labor. German prisoners of war were hired to pick a part of Ihe collon. Other expenses of the farm include the payroll of regular em- ployes, cosls paid justices of peace and constables for prisoners sent there and regular farming expense which include purchase of equipment. , Revenue from 1943 at the farm was 547,680.00 when expenses were $41,800.82. High expenses of the previous year, as compared with the past year, were due to final payment made on the farm of ?4000, plus interest, andipurchiise of such equipment as trucks and tractors. Farm crops also included food for the prisoners and feed products for stock of the farm and hogs with many vegetables grown. Nazis Weaken Western Front Hastily Move Troops To Meet New'Threat' Of Onrushing Reds PARIS, Jan. 24 (UP)f-The' battles raging over the eastern front were playing a direct part In Ihe battles on the eastern front today. A flood of .dispatches from all up and down the line before Germany's front door hint tliat the Nazis hastily are drawing strength to meet the crisis in the cast. Along Ihe British-held Dutch front, correspondents report two German divisions definitely hnve been pulled out of the fight and sent to Poland. British ana American Tactical Air threes tell of heavy movement of German military traffic leading away from the Ruhr. And United Press War Correspondent 'Richard D. McMillan, says at least one Na?i division appears to have been split up, as the German high command tries to deal the men first lo the cast, then to the western front. However, the grim character o{ the fighting remains unchanged. The American Seventh Armored Division, together with two other Late Bulletins MOSCOW, .Inn. ul'idJI'l— Marshal Stalin announces thai the Itiissluns Imvc ciipturcil Kiilisv., 02 miles n'osl of Lodz. ,; Jones Opens Testimony Before Senate Group; Wallace Is Next ATLANTA, <ja., Jan. 21 (Ul 1 ) The Gcorjriu Senate approved,today liy vote i>t 31 to ID a .bill tii, repeal tlie iioll lux as n prerequisite o( votins, . '.' '. \ Cotton Men Ask Reduced Tariffs Maximum Exchange Of Goods Through World Sought By Council MEMPHIS. Jan. 24 <U.P.)—Tin, National Cotton Council has callei for a reduction of tariffs and all other international trade barriers, except, any that might have a serious affect on the domestic economy of the United States. In an adopted resolulVm, Hi council points out that this , reduction Is nece.ssary lo encourage a maximum exchange of goods throughout the world and to provide full employment. -..- -. The council pledged to use ... units, has shoye ( | cost of recap- influence to put the export cotton lured St. Vith in a push to drive Ihc Nazis back lo th c Siegfried I lines from which they launched thc Ardennes drive. Incidentally, when the Seventh armored coi|>s rolled back Into St. Vith ihc lired doughboys were settling an old score. For it was the Seventh that was driven out of St. Vith at thc beginning of Marshal Von Rundstedl's December offensive. Meanwhile, the American Third Army has gained one to two miles and at several points is back in Ihe towns and woods which it held early in December/ Far to the south, in Alsace the French First Army's counter-offensive designed lo take Ihc pressure off Ihe Yanks nea r Haguenaii ;s raining ground. Thc Pollus are on Ihc attack on both sides of the Colmar pocket, and they've cut the main highways and railway between Colmar and Strasbourg to thc north. As the Allies gain ground, new hints of an early Rooscvclt-Church- ill-Slalin meeting are heard Thc London Times says in a Lisbon dispatch that thc Big Three probably will meet on Russian soil, and that tlie Black Sea zone is a E 1 " 1 ^ guess. | VVASIl'lNQTON, Jiin. 2<l iiciiring 'Washington IWK, (U.P,)—The most diaiiuti in u long lime \\tis underway Ibisi'nflcrnouji. ;, ..T^c retiriiiK Sccrulfiry of Comrn'ovc, lcss< Jon.'", wt\ 'esstifyjnif Before it ;packctl 'houso"']!! tifVe big Senate caucu •oom. Jones WHS Idling wliy'ho Ihinli.s HIP ReconstuicLio Finance Corporation should U> divorced horn the dcpnit mont, and indirectly why ho "thinks T-lcnij W.illacc is no * fit for his now post Officer Missing tack In private hands as soon possible. And Ihe delegates also urged this country to cooperate In an international orBnnluil!.in for maintaining world peace. •In other resolution. 1 !, the council has asked the government lo provide funds for a collon technical specialist. And it has strongly urged that Congress launch <x thorough investigation into the relative positions of cotton and competing products. The council re-nffirmed its previous stand against OPA price cell- ing formulas, pointing out that they arc not properly arrived at In the cotton Industry. And neither do delegates like the relationship between price ceilings on cotton and rayon textiles. Mills cnn now ninkc more profit spinning rayon than cotton, complains thc coun cil. Weather ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Not mi.ich change In temperature. Firemen Called Twice Two runs were made by the fire department yesterday afternoon but neither fire proved serious. Burning grass was extinguished at 1313 West Walnut at 5 p. in. An overheated kerosene cooking stove caused a blaze at the Jess Russell residence on South Lake Stolen Auto Found The car owned by L. It. Ingle of Jonesboro and stolen n week ngo, was found abandoned in a ditch one-half mile east of Highway 18 near the Abbott farm. Undamaged, the car had been driven off Ihe highway into a ditch so deep only the top of the cur could be seen from the road. Cnpt. Richard Osborne, 29, of Manila, has been missing In aclton In Luxembourg since Dec. W, according to a{;e received by Ills wile, the former Miss Itcrneda Wiitkins of Manila. Comnmmler of a company of Hie 110th Infantry, 28th Division, he had seen action Senator Walter George,''the Ocor- ?lrt Democrat who Is sponsoring ^a bill lo : divorce- the RTO-from the commerce post, wns appearing-wllh Jones, before the committee. Senator George introduced his ' Livestock ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24 (UP)— Ho«s 0,500, salable 8,500. TOD 14.10. 170330 Ibs 14.70. 140-160 Ibs 14-14.70. Good sows 13.95. Cattle 3,800, salable 3.500. Calves 800. All salable. Medium lo good mixed yearlings and heifers 11.50-r. 14. Slaughter steers 9.60-10.50. street at 6:30 p. m. Damage was | Slaughter heifers 8.50-15.75. Stocker confined to smoke. and feeder steers 8-13.25. Cor Ownership Case Is Heard In Court Here Arguments in thc case of Russell Rlales vs Mrs. llattic Fisher Rinles were underway in Civil Division of Circuit Court early this afternoon as an effort was being to conclude the court session today. Tlie case, started yesterday af- tcrnoon. Involves ownership of an automobile with Luclnn E. Cole- mnn and Reid and Evrard representing tlie plaintiff and Claude F. Cooper as attorney for Mrs. Riales. A Jury declared Mrs. A. L. I'oyd owner of a four-foot strip of laud also claimed by Mrs. Mnry Morse East. Tlie case, started yesterday morning, was concluded in Die afternoon with Frsvnk c. Dougbs representing the plaintif and Claude F. Cooper as attorney for the defendant. Judge Zal B. Harrison is prc 1 . sifting over court which sUrted 10 days ago with a full docket, Electric Shock Kills Iwo Mules Team Steps On Pipe Charged From Wires At Rear of Building Two mules were electrocuted yesterday In an unusual accident when they stepped on ii pipe while going down ;m alley. Bob Small, Negro living In "Sawdust Bottoms," was driving his team through the alley at rear of Paul Byruni's Implement and Seed store when Ijoth mules simultaneously crumbled to the ground and died almost Instantly. The mules were passing through a large mudhole at the time and Investigation revealed they were electrocuted as result ol an underground pipe connected with the gutter on the building being energized by 110 volt electric wires serving the building, it was said. The mules were valued at more Ihnn $-100. 1)111 lo llic Senate hours nfl'cr the President formally nominated Wallace n few days ago. And Ihe George illl now has a companion measure which Is being studied by the House. Today's hearing ts seen as a maneuver by ixiliticnl conservatives' to prevent Wallace from gaining control of vast government financial resources. Thc conservatives view the ex- vice president as .n .liberal,,-ft".nbt a radical, and fear his control of Ihe RFC would mean great changes In the social-economic attitude of the Roosevelt administration. Senators' mid representatives will hnvc 24 hours to ponder the Jones speech, before hearing Wallace present his side of'tho picture tomorrow. Though the senatorial battle has assumed the aspects of, another personal bailie between Wallace and Jones, congressmen suy the real Issues go far deeper. Several Washington officials say tlie basic question is whether the Government's post-wnr policy toward business Is to be directed by a conservative .or a liberal. Another cabinet post which has come in for plenty of congressional discussion evidently will retain Its "status quo" for the time being. President Roosevelt has again rejected the proffered resignation cf Secretary of Lnbor Frances Per- tins and has nskcd her to remain In the cabinet, at least unll! the end of Ihe war. While most senators attended the Jones hearing in the caucus room, others met behind closed doors to hear a flrsl-hand report on the progress of thc war. General George Marshall and Admiral Ernest King headed a list of lop ranking military officials who explained to the senators their lopes for a national service bill. :nemy Setting Villages Afire As They Retire Offensive Unchecked; Soviet' Force Strikes > At Hungarian Border LONDON, Jan 24 (UP)—Rus- litn loops aro rolling forward to- ny over the scorched earth pf G,sicrn Ocrnmny ^ ' Both In fallesia and in 1 East Tuwla Red armies are advancing n tho provincial capitals despite tinatlcnl rear „ guard defense hrown up by the Germans Thcj nro moving Into town after own left In,, ruins by the Gornan people^ fleeing to the west In western Poland a crack Rus- •lim fojcc Is storming Poznan, PO- ands last big city,before the boi- dcr of the Reich i And It has. Just been announced .hat sllll another Red army* now 3 on the offensive An order of •ho day from Marshal Stalin sajs mother attack has been' begun In .lio Hungarian-Slovak border area, ;))nl the Russians have bnkcn through the German defense? p.nd "dvauced 12 miles on a 25-nille fiont No more details were aval] able immediately London'isajs , Marshal KonfVi rlrst Ukranlnn Army has crossed the,Oedr river and pnto the Sites- lan plp,lm beyond, but this is not conflrmcd.1 by. Moscow. ItepuliW Gcrmaiu, bay A German military 'spokcsivnn .js the Russians attempted to cifcs.s the •slronglj defended river , but v\crc thrown back Hottevei Bcrljn adds hastily Hint the battle Is reaching n ell max, tli at It hai i cached a pltc.h of feiocity which cannot be surpassed Moscow siijs Konovs artillery drawn up in the east hank of .he Oder below Breslnu the Sllesun capital, has uMcoiked a tremendous barrage. u Konov is reported,!o hue fniv nti) ,)!» fpicc», wit tc ^itbl'it U miles of Bieslau often known -is, Germany s eastern Pittsburgh But for the first time Mosrnw foes on to tell of resistance Srvs the Soviet rrtdlo i 'The Gcnnaai are mobilizing every able bodied mnn, •• woman 'and-.'child -to'-, fight with nn unparalleled _, ff.iatictsn to avert the fdcoin l .of > 'the Reich's last Important arsenal", The retreating :Genriiins are de- scribed'as' putting 'their towns arid belongings to:the torch' before full- 'ng back under the'weight of the Red armies. Path of Destruction At the other end of the winding irvstcrn front;, where two and -possibly .three .Red. armies pull- New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close . 2197 2!98 2164 21G4 2194 . 2118 2173 2145 2145 2171 , 2146 2146 2113 2109 214'i 2000 2056 2069 2049 20S4 2010 2050 2057 2040 2055 Services Held Today For Calumet Child Patricia Roberts, 11-montli-old daughter of Mr. a;id Mrs. Frank. Roberts, died last night, 11.o'clock, at the family home at Calumet. Death was caused by pneumonia. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at Holt' Funeral Home by the Rev. Earl Davis, pastor of Cnjumet chapel, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.- Besides her parents, the baby is survived by three sisters, Mrs Opal Statuni of Blythevll!e l Ruby and Willie Roberts of Calumet and Ihree brothers, 'James, Davlc and Russell Roberts of Calumet. Ing off a^ mighty squeeze play on "Jast Prussia, the troops also arc finding burned-out towns and fields in their path •* But here Sgafn tho Nazis are falling back oji all sides Ore Red "rmy plunging up from southern "ast Prussia ts Just 15 miles fiom Gibing mj Important road and nil hub near the^Baltic Sea. '.'..It and vhcn Elblng falls, the •-Nazis will invc .lost',.their- last escape Rap from East Prussia. Another Red .army, driving inio 'he Junkers homeland • from the irist Is advancing on' Koenlgsberg, the provincial, capital. And in the .center of the Russians far flung line In Poland a uoucrful force is poised Just outside Poznan, and may already bu fighting In the streets of < that fortress city, Nazi mllHAry.'spok'esmeii sa'y-Poz : nan Is under assault from the east (ind tho south. And the tenor of the spokesman's comment tlgeth with a high command adlnis ion of "embittered . fighting there, hints that the city's fall is imminent. Just 40 miles beyond Poznan lies the German border. . ., - , But military experts predict the- Russian high speed drive will slow down to a walk.when that frontier k rcachel.-••;..'', • v- • • •<•''( Foe it ls ; there that the' Russians are exnected to have to halt for regrouping.. And the, fprmid- (I able Oder river.", line undoubtedly ' * will be'heavily manned;: Also, the terrain Crianges '. from: the smooth plains which . lend themselves to speedy warfare •, to jLv.aodcd>.:hlUy country, difficult for i tanks,-: rr> Minor ^Earthquake Felt Yesterday A(terhoon... ;; An,earth tremor-was felt by most residents •'» of t his area yesterday afternoon about 5:40 o'clock. As far ; as could be learned, no damage was caused although the quake severe enough -to cause many.-persons•••lo' 1 go out' of their houses. The tremor was of short duration fild many people said they did not : notice it., Chicago Rye open high low close May . 109% 111H 109*4 UO-X 110 July . loo's; 107 105»; 108*4 106'i N. Q/Cotjtoo Mar. May July Oct. 1 Deo, open hlgh^iow close 2194'2195 2166^2166 2191 2179 ^ISl/t^lSO 2160. 2176 2147. 2148 2118, 2118 2H5 2061. 2071 2049 2053 2057 5054' 20*2-' 2041 20« .2051

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