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BLYTHEfTLLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWBPAPKK OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUT11KABT MISSOURI VOL. XU—NO. 264 Elythevllle Daily Newi Mytheviire Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valid? Leader BLYTHIOV1LLK, AKKANSAS, FU1DAY, JANUAIIY 20, 1045 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Royal Heads Disappearing From Europe By DAVID WEEKS United Press Staff Writer The Royal Purple is fading in Europe's political spectrum. A roll-call of royalty in Europe today would find 11 crowned heads answering their names where once there were 30. Monarchy in Europe has a colorful past, but a spotty future. Of the 11 rulers still surviving in Europe, only two are practically dead certain to, remain on their Ihroues after the war is over. Three n:ore are reasonably certain to weather the political storm after their countries arc freed of Nazi domination, and three others stand a good chance. Of the remaining three, two are questionable and one, King Zug, of Albania, .stands practically no chance whatever. « Now let's take a recapitulation of king row. George the Sixth of Britain, and the aging Gustav, of Sweden, arc a lead-pipe cinch to continue as the rulers of their homeland, Ol the entire royal household In Europe, they arc the only two who have maintained their grip on their homclrfid throughout the war. All the others, except Michael of Rumania who for a long time was only a figurehead, were forced into exile. British Like George George is well-liked and young lor a monarch, 49 years .ild. He stood as a beacon rallying his people during the dark days in the battle of Britain. His subjects love him. To them, Britain without a king would not be Britain. His 115- year-old daughter Elizabeth is being trained to succeed him. Guslav of Sweden is the honored monarch of a nation that. remained neutral in the war. His reputation' has remained unsullied throughout. When ho relinquishes the throne, his 62-year-old son, Gustav Adolf, will step into his shoes. .'Those In the probably safe column are King Haakon of Norway,, King Christian of Denmark, ' 'ann j'-Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Wilhelmina, who has riUjiieo since she was 10 years old, 'faces'some sentiment in her homeland for the establishment, of a ..republic, but it's believed she .will return to the throne. the. gcod-chiinnii column are ;se'v(y-!»jfar.-old_<:j{iieon r>l Bulgaria. ~ 0 ot v "H'umafli!i,''"wh6%- father -Carol still Is Sulking in South America, Pjiid the grand duchess Charlotte, of Luxembourg. Michael's throne would be shaky if the Russians chose to oppose him, hut as yet, they give no appsarance of wanting him removed. After all, Michael, though his country was forced to join the Nazis in war, seined the first opportunity to rock the Balkan boat. The minute the Nazi grip' loosened, Michael seized power, fired his collaborationist premier, arid jumped ; sides'. It took courage, to do thai, and the Russians have not forgotten. Yoimg King Peter of Yugoslavia once ranked in the column with those who stood a reasonable chance of returning to the throne. But his recent kick over the traces has IcterioraVed the prospects. Peter steadfastly has opposed the establishment of a regency In Yugoslavia until a plebiscite is taken to determine whether the people want him. Would Oust Subasic His opposition has been so strong that he has attempted to replace his premicr-in-exilc, Dr. Ivan Subasic, and replace him with the Serbian Democrat leader, Dr. Milan Groll. Subnsic- luvs been an advocate of collaboration with Marshal Tilo, the Yugoslav guerrilla leader whose forces battle the Germans throughout the war.- Groll is nol a supporter of Tito. There still is some question whether, young Peter wil succeed in ousting Subasic. Moreover. Peter has lost the support of both London and Moscow. Tn fact, Premier Churchill already has indicated that Britain will support the establishment 'of a' regency in Yugoslavia whether King Peter likes it or not. Peter tried to fire Subasic without consulting Britain on the .matter. Subasic himself may refuse to be fired, and go to Yugoslavia to scl up an interim government under a regency in collaboration with Tito, right over Peter's head. The biggest- question mark in all Europe, however, surrounds Leopold, of the Belgians. He surrendered to the Germans early in the war, but refused to collaborate with them. He now is their prisoner while his brother, Prince Charles, rules as regent. Leopold's actions have been controversial, Considerable Republican sentiment exists in Belgium, and there seems little prospect that Leopold will have a throne to return to. Then there are some shreds of monarchy lying around Europe, George of Greece has surrendered his crown to a regency and the ' present prospects are that he wilt never reclaim it. Victor Emmanuel of Italy surrendered his power long ago, though the House of Savoy still is represented in Italian government through his, son, Crown Prince Humbert as lieutenant general ot the realm. New York Cotton 50 Jap Vessels Reported Sunk OK China Coast Fatally Wounded Twenty-Day Toll For U. S. Planes and Subs, Chinese Announce WASHINGTON, Jan. 2C (UP) — Unconfirmed Chinese reports say that American planes and submarines have sunk 50 Japanese \e'=- tels off the China coast within the past 20 days. The report says Allied planes and subs have been very active since the invasion of Luzon, and may be using Philippine bases now altogether. Earlier today the Chinese Army newspaper told of a big naval battle which the Chinese said took place between American and Japanese fleets about 300 miles east of Shanghai. The newspaper said American warships battled the Japs for nine hours before the enemy naval units turned tail and headed north for their home bases. The report says the Japs broke off battle about noon on Tuesday and cscaiwcl north to Japanese ports, 650 miles away. No mention of losses on either side are mentioned. From another Pacific baUlefront one United Press correspondent has relayed the heroic story of ar American staff sergeant who survived the Infamous "death march' on Balaan. The staff sergeant is now a captain, and his name is Eay Hun Jr., of St. Louis, Mo. The sergeant was with the lm> American fighter force In the Phil ippines three years ago when tin Japs invaded Luzon. After he wai captured by the Japs, he escaped death in the notorious "deal! march" by collapsing in a ditch and the Japs took him for dead. Hiding by day and traveling b night, Hunt made his way to th mountains. After he had recoverc from malaria and dysentery, h made his way to the lowlands. There lie joined and assume command of a guerrilla force whic was supplied by American subma rines based on New Guinea an Australia. And in this fashion, I supplied General MacArthur wit information on the strength and disposition of Japanese troops on Luzon. During those three years, Hunt Tech. Sergl. William n. Pack, 26, on of James Oscar Pack of Calu- net community, died Dec. 0 of vounds received on Leyte, accord- i)g to a message received by his athcr from the War Department Sergt Pack had been awarded tho 3ronze Star medal for action igalnst the enemy in the battle foi Kwajalein Atoll. Illness Is Fatal To Mrs. Brewer Funeral Rites Held At Portagovillc For Former Local Woman Mrs. Alllc Mac Brewer, formcrl; of Blythcvillc and late of Portage vllle, Mo,, died Monday there afte a lengthy illness. She was 41. Wife of Jake Brewer, they ha lived both in Blylheville and Portageville at intervals during the past 15 years when Mr. Brewer lias been connected with gins. Born In Halls, Tenn., Mrs. Brewer was the daughter of Mi-, and Mrs. R. A. Anderson of Blythevillel She attended school at Charleston, Mo. Death followed an illness from a stomach ailment, because of which she had spent much time recently in hospitals. . Funeral services were held Wednesday at Portageville. Attending the services were all New York Yanks Will Go Under taw Ownership American League Club Being Sold To 3 Men For $2,500,000 : NEW YOIIK, Jnn. 23. (UP)—The lost Interesting story on the home ront today nnne from the world of port. The New York .Yankees are jeing sold to n .syndicate headed by wo of America's most .colorful portsmen. , • ' The buyers arc Co). Larry Mae- 3 hall, the outspoken red-head who rlcil to capture the Kaiser nt the end of the last war and lalcr built ip the baseball fortunes of the Cincinnati Reds and lirooklyiv Dodgers'; Marine Captain Dan Topping of Brooklyn and Del Webb, n Phoc- tix, Ariz., sportsman and contractor. Topping Is the millionaire tinplate heir who married the famous ikatinK star Sonja llcnle and owns :hc Brooklyn Tigers of the Na- .ional Football League. The deal was being closed this;if- tcruoon, and it was reported Hint the new syndicate Is getting the Yankees for a fiong, including the vast stadium in the Bronx that was built out of the golden harvest frdm the millions who cnme to see Babe Ruth's homers. The price is suld to be only two. and a rmlf million dollars, and that Includes the Newark and Kansas City baseball teams, which are Yankee farms, and big .stadiums In both those cities, plus two smaller farm teams in Norfolk, Va., and Bliuj- hamton, N. Y. U. S. Ninth Army Strikes Along Roer River Front; Russian Gains Continue East Prussian Towns Captured, llvcd>°constant peril, for the Japs °f. her six brothers and three sis- lieafi stantly plenty about him antl con- attempted to capture him. Once he barely, escaped being taken when he hid in a hollowed-out tree trunk the Japs were using as a chair while they questioned natives about him. Official .reports indicate Hunt's guerrillas numbered about 500 and the force is credited with doing valuable work In harassing Jap garrisons. The captain is now attached fo the famed , 21st- Pursuit Squadron, and he counts his "days in the infantry" as time well spent, and his superiors agree with him. Captain Hunt's probable fate, had he not escaped from the Japs, is told in another dispatch from newly captured Camp O'Donnctl. This is the camp where the Japs herded together the men who survived (lie "death march" and then watched them die 6f disease and malnutrition in the prison pens. United Press man William Dickinson says that wcathcrbeatcn, crooked crosses stand In the. weeds, marking the graves of Americans who died In the prison. ters, along -with her parents, ex- cept'one sister,'Mrs. \ : era : - Elzy of Houston, Texas, Besides her .husband, she is survived by a son, Jake Harold Brewer, and a daughter, Miss Gcralriinc VJtley, both of Porlngeville. Others there were these brothers, Delbert Anderson of Galvcs- ton, Texas, and of Houston, who Lloyd and Marvin Elbcrt Anderson are twins', Carl, Anderson, also The pressure of wartime taxes ou the estate of the late Jake Ruppert who owned the Yankees in their golden years and the gradual passage of so many of the Yankees' high priced stars, Joe DIMagglo, Hill Dickey, Charley Keller. Joe Gordon, and "Hpud" Chandler, Into (he armed forces, played havoc with the value of the properties, nol to mention the by no means remote possibility, that the big leagues won't oyi- eralc at all this year. Wise baseball men say the price is less than half what' the Yankees and their farm system .were conservatively valued at when Jake Huppert died leaving them to two nieces and an old friend, another woman. • Stalin Reveals Berlin Says Soviets But 90 Miles From Nazi Capital Todby LONDON, Jan, 2G, (UP)—The spotlight oh the eastern front has swung to East Prussia this afternoon. Marshal Stalin has annomic ed In a special order of the day that four towns grouped below Instcr- burg have fallen to Red Army columns. One of those Is Just 21 milct* cast of Konlgsbcrg..!!^ East Prussian capital. Moscow did not confirm tho Uer- lln report that East Prussia has been cut olf from the rest, of Germany. But the enemy capital continues to claim that the Russians have pushed up from Uie south to the Baltic. Anc| llcrlin, apparently preparing the public for the loss of the Junker province, says that Soviets have thrown 2,500,000 men Into the East Prussian campaign against about 21)0,000 Germans. Another report from Berlin gives this spectacular news: The Russian armies arc said to : bc within 90 miles of the enemy, capital. The Nazi dispatch, unconfirmed at any Allied source, says that the Polish city of Posen, or Poxn'im, has teen outflanked, that two (lying column; B. E. Williams, 4$ Dies Following *" Car-Train Crash B. E. Williams, formerly of fily- theville, died Monday of injuries received when his car -was struck by a train last Saturday at Levy, near Little Rock. • The 'ID-year-old .salesman of Toms Products Company, was' a brother- have man struck Into the Polish-Gcr- bordcr on the'shortest road to Berlin. And the city of 1'aznan Itself is said to be under direct attack from three side.s. Far to. the south, ,the battle foi German Sllcsln Is hitting new height;;. The Germans say that Ret Army divisions have ripped througl a half-dozen breaches in (he Odci river line, And Marshal ; Koncv has swung the main weight bf his as saull directly against Bicslau, tin keystone of the upper Oder line am the ninth city of Hitler's,. Reich Other armored columns arc cnycl oping the Silesto Industrial bnsln 1 the south. of Houston, and Aaron Anderson of Blythcvillc, and two sisters, Mrs Louise Baker aud Mrs. Pearl Green, both of Blythcvillc. The relatives from Texas left last night for their homes after having been guests of their par- en Us here. in-law of Mrs. John B. Walker. lie and his wife, the former Miss Hazel Carney of Blythevlltc, were . , married here but left Blylheville 2G c<1 nn il'olmcnl of prisoner of wa War Prisoner Cartons Made Available Here cliicknsawba District Chapte. the American Hed Cross has rccelv years ago. After living in Little Rock cy later moved to the nearby wn. His mother, also formerly of lythevllle, now lives in Little Rock. Frisco Train Schedules Will Change Feb. 4 -ivestock The camp itsell was no big mil- | Effective Sunday, Feb. '1, slight itary objective, for the 'Japs had moved the remainder of their Yank prisoners elsewhere, and the camp buildings stand intact, though marked by disrepair. Farther south,' the American troops who yesterday 'captured Camp O'Donnell and the nearby airstrips of Clark Field arc driving steadily southward. Latest reports from the battlefront show that the Yanks now stand less than 40 miles from Manila city, and 2 " miles from Manila Gulf. Generals Douglas MacArthur and Walter Krucgcr made the news today without announcing fresh battle gains—for both of the generals are having a birthday today. For MacArllmr it was his 65th; Krueger, his 64th. Mnr. . 2182 2184 2172 2172 2180 May . 21GO 2169 2153 2153 2164 July . 2130 2130 2116 2118 2126 Oct . 2062 2062 2049 2052 2058 Dee . 2056 2058 2043 2047 2052 damage \vns done. Flames Destroy Garage and Car Water Heater Causes Early Morning Blaze At Miller Residence JT U V , City firemen made runs yesterday and today to a cotton gin, a private residence and two on account ^of grass fires. Police touring the streets in a squad car about 5 o'clock this morning noticed smoke coming from the garage at the Clalr Miller residence, Fifth and Lumcrate, and turned in the alarm by radio. 'Hie flames were caused by a hot water heating system, according to Fire Chief Ray Head, and spread so rapidly that the garage and Mr. Miller's car both were destroyed. At the Terrell Gin, fire broke out In a cotton house and caused some damage to cotton and two stalls of the house before It was extinguished. Grass Ares at 911 West Ash street and at the rear of 1506 West Hearn street were extinguished l»frtrc any changes' In passenger train service through' Blytheville will be made. Train 805, which now leaves St. Louis at 10:40 p. m.; Blythevilie 5:21 a. m.; arriving Memphis :it 7:05 a. m., will leave St. Louis at 10:45 p. m.; Blylheville 5:2-1 a. m., and arrive Memphis at the .same time, 7:05 Train 806,' which now leaves Memphis' at 10:55 p. in.; Blythc- villc 12:29 a. m, arriving St. Louis r i:40 a. m,. will leave Memphis 11:05 p. m.; Blytheville 12:37 a. and arrive St. Louis at the same lime. 7:40 a. m. Train 801, which leaves Blylhc ville at 3:51 p. m., will arrive in Memphis at 5:50 p. m., instead of 5:55 p. m. No change in leaving time a,t Blythcvillc, but 5 minutes being cut off running time between Blylheville and Memphis. There are no changes in the morning northbound train, which leaves Blythcvillc at 9:1G a. m nor on liie motor train to Jones boro nt 12:15 'p. m., it has beer announced by .p. P. Raincy. gen ml .agent. '+ ' - : «.-" Action Hot and He Wr/tes Before 'Death ' Mr. and Mrs. W>\eSr'ot Ma nila have received a letter writte by their son, Pyt. Calvin, ,B. Glenn just four days bcfor^ he was kille in action in Germany on Dec. 2. Overseas only six weeks prior t his death, Private Glenn wrote h parents that the "weather is col nnd wet, but the action is in and fast." Memorial setvlccs were held Ja 7 at the Brown Chapel Bapli Church, .with the Rev.' J. T. Rlcl ardson of Gosnell officiating. Manila Soldier Killed In European Action Pvt. Garnle L. Kenchen of Mi ntlu, has been killed In action the Euorpcan area, the War t D parlment has announced. r.,i , He was the son of Mrs. Magg Kcnchcn of Manila. . [ ST. LOUIS. Jan. 26 (U.PJ—Hogs 300, salable 0,500. Top M.70. 1600 Lhs. 14.10. MO-160 Lbs. 14-14.10. ood sows 13.95. Cattle 2,400, salable 1,500. Calves 50, all salable. Cows 8.50-11.60. miners ami cutters 6.50-8. Slaugh- r steers !).50-1G.50.-Saughter bcif- rs 8.50-15.75. Sleeker and feeder eers 8-13.25. Eisenhower, Stalin Believed Teaming Up For 2-Way Push lly United I'rcw Reports from the Western Front nnd from within (lie tuition hint Hint lliu cnrtnin is about to l>c rimg up on tho final act of the Hnttlc for Gcrninny. '. A broadcast from nn American radio corTc'siraiident, Mrrrlll Mueller'of NIK,', who bus Just returned to New York from Allied Supreme Headquarters, said that General Elsenhower has "contacted" Marshal Stalin. ' 'llils report, if line, Indicates IhaL the two great inllllnry lenders hi Europe iu:c planning, or have planned, the flwij two-way squeeze on Germany. . - • lioyd Lewis, United Press war correspondent at SJIAEP, says that coi-iespondenls are not, being Slvqn any (.(.ftteme'iit concerning Ihp New York broadcast. But ho adds, '"Hie Allies are in a:i excellent poMtlon to TOMIIHG tho offensive." .''••.',." Incidentally., Lewis inys the Russian drlvd wlilch! nlready h hitting top speed surprised Allied .Headquarter.'!, that, the British, Americans nnd French were In contact with the Russians only through government clinnnols. However, General Elsenhower said' a long time ago. n few'days before D-Day, l.lial, clcBO. military coordination would bo put into pruuUco as soon ns lli'e situation callet for It. • ' ' ' . ; ••.'"..; . • 'Hint tlmo may have come. •'..',.. Simpson's Men Take Five-Mile Chunk M Reich cartons for local distribution to ncx of kin of prisoners of war, il wa announced today by Miss Julia Lim bird, executive secretary. These cartons, which may he used for personal shipment by relatives of war prisoners, are regulation size and weight, and may be obtained free of charge at the local Red Cross office located In the Lynch Building, corner of Main and Broadway. Chicago Wheat open high low close May . 160 161% 15971 161 r ;l 1GO Jillv . 15HS, 153!i 15101 153K ISHi Aids Young Casualty )uroc Breeders Here For Sale Swine Buyers Come From Eight States To Obtain Animals Hog breeders from eight Males attended the two Duroc'hog .sales Wednesday and yesterday when a total of 60 hogs were sold by the Mississippi County Dui'oc Breeders Association, > which sponsored the first .sale, and ,a.iv-.individual sale staged yesterday-by Cii.stllo Bros. Top sate the first day was $GOO paid by Jou Caglc for ii hog owned by j. c. Buchanan In the groui sale of .Elm Grove Barn here; Hogs were being shipped today to all stntes represented followinj, yesterday's sale at Riverdale Farm near Luxorii, with $250 {he lot price paid. Farmers bf this section will b able to watch a project develop li a demonstration that II puys to Imvc better hied pigs, fed a bal nnccd diet. A sow, purchased at the Wcdnes day siilc, will be kept at Swift 01 Company's plant here where If. I Ounii. manhgcr, ami Roland MM >P, will be In charge of raising liter of uuroc pigs, This Is the seventh sale held by he Duroc .breeders group since formed two years ago. Designed primarily to promote raising of hetlcr hogs In this sec- .lon, the project has expanded until Duroc breeders from many stales attend the sale and purchase fine bogs to be sent distant points. With hogs sent as far,as Mexico an ( | Panama, consignments' 1 rubied by members also have been sent-to practically every state of the United States. Buyers here for the sale Included: from Paducah. Ky., H. L. McNeil; Richmond, Texas, George W. stew- art; Sondhclmer, La., Stocklnnd Plantation; Lubbock, TC.XHS, J. D. Julian; Ocala. Fla., H. p. Costello; Trczcvant, Tcnn., w. B, Ford 1 Snn Antonio, Texas, w. R, Turner, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Turner; Hoonvllle, Mo., John Marrs; Wynnburg, Tenn, P. P. Wynn; Cleveland, Miss., T. H. Johnson; Arcadia, Mo., 8cco Farms; ifotcomb, Mo., j. H. Hosleltler; Campbell, Mo., H. L. Howlett; Ken- nctt, Mo., C. O. Hall; Tiptonvillc, Tcnn., fvan Sullivan; Ciuiillicrs- ville, Mo.. Alan Dlllard; Haytl, Mo., Carl Blllard; Wnlnut nidge, N. F. Sloan. Also present were Mr. McKcc and Mr. Harrcllson. advertising directors of Frisco Railroad. -ate Bulletins . ' : LONDON, Jnti. UC. l (UP)—M»r- filml tjtnlln aminnncea that Mar-i sluil Hokoutc'iv.'tky's lirmy han} broken through to IKe. Baltic Sea and cut nfT .Enid I'ruula. ; I'ARIij, Jun, '2G. ,(UP) .— \ The. American Third Army'nnnbiiiic**: II has successfully complete! lls |i:irt of the hallln of the Ardennes, bulcc. rti Alsuce UIB'Seventh Ar-; my IMS'restored llK shaken llne.i iiroiincl linKUiiiiuu ;after. brmkliiK. ii|i a ilangerou.i Gcrmnii ofTeiifilve. u. .s. KIKST '^R^Y' UEM>- (aiAUTKIlS, Vie slern l-'ronl, ,lah.'. M (lir)— An liifartiry^iiiilrolof 10 men stnicli Into ,l)ie, (Icrman tixi'ii of Konien. ."nvrth .or Mausclmu, aiirt the nnly iiian who returned 'saliMlicy' killed 100 Ocr-' inan.s. ' ' ': ' • Jonesboro Will Get Shoe Plant Factory Will Employ 300 To 400 Persons; Training To Start Patch's Seventh Army Blunts German Drive Above Strasbourg PARIS;-Jan. 20. (UP)—Today an- ollior American army 'has been I thrown Into ttic battle at Hitler's | front door. , • . - '; Tho Arnerictm Ninth. Army, commanded by Lieut. Gen. William Simpson, has broken • into action' | along the west- bunk of the Roer river, .where' the British Second Ar- qiS:tho advance. ''General; Simpson's - Doughboys ' lungod over to .'the attack' before dawn• Jiisl iu>vth:of a town named Llhnleh, 27 mile* due west of Cologne. ... •;,,.' ;•'' •. . Before llio suti was high the Yanks htuV added' five square miles to the American'lira along the west bank' the, river, had overrun a town 10 hlles .inside Germany. Jack Fleischer, United Press war correspondent," wiis' with those soldiers and he says, "American troops lot a p now experience today—taking German territory .without-, a fight." For the I02tid 'Infantry Division, which inarched into that town, didn't su ftor o he si ng le casu ally. .. •• 11 •, Fighting on llio. Doughboys' northern' flank, the British Second Army also has pushed: Into Germany, tills .llino , 2000 yard advance that has overrun six more Nazi villages. : '' ' " "To, the south',. B.6rl|n says'Ameri- can'Doughboys,'backed up by tanks, attacked • yesterday morning on a front' Btr'ctching 'almost the whole lehgth.of the base of the "one-time/| Belgium salient. No more details are giyon. ' ' , •:•"•. '•(•" ';••"• *.S- "• _-". .In -Ali)a,ce, the'ibattlc''also has taken .ai.tifrn in t hex-Allies favor. : Lleulciiatit.Ucneral Patch's Seventh Army IrofyiS halted the 24 hour old pe'rnmh pftcnsjve above Strasbourg and have-.won back a good slice of the terrain, yielded along a 20 mile front.. ' . . i ''.:"'''". One announcement from the Army Is bringing broad smiles In the faces of 'GIs on the western front today. .: The "Army says that American combat Iroops on Iha European continent will be granted seven day leaves In Britain under a new leave and furlough plan. The soldiers will be picked by the commanding officers under a quota system. JONESBORO, Jan! 26 (U.P.J — A | shoe fuclory, to be known us Frolic 'liolwenr, Incorporated, headsd byi .t. Louis shoe company officials, will be established : here soon'. 1 Payroll will Include between 300 and 100 perrons. The hew firm will begin training employes In February and will begin production In .he early spring. Harry W. AbecUstetn o( St. Louis, formerly of Jonesboro, will be manager. The, plant will produce snort and play shoes made of non-rationed materials. The entire output at first will go to 65 re- tall outlets already In operation. Business men here will contrlbr ute 412, bring the plant here. About half of the employes an; expected to be women, but as many men as are available will be hired. Tho War Manpower Commission lias grnjited the firm permission to locale a plant here nnd has allocated 150 employes to the factory. More will be allocated as needed, A Filipino child, wotmdcl by shrapnel, is held by an American father U. S. Army coctor treats its wounds, In the Llngaycn Quit trsa. (NBA Tclepliolo from USSC.) No New Coses Of Meningitis ReportedTdday There are no new cases of spiiiai meningitis' reported In Mississippi County today following announcement of the case in the Grasiy L.ifce section near the Ashport fcr- ly landing. A six-year-old boy ot the Stone family became ill of the disease Hits week for the 10th case reported to public health authorities. A Negro man In Blytheville. who first was reported to have the disease, docs not have meningitis, a lest revealed. There are no cases In Blytheville reported to public health authorities with all of the cases in a belt stretching from the Mississippi Uiver at tho ferry landing, across through Lnxora nnd west to Victoria, where the outbreak started several weeks ngo. Two Slightly Injured , When Auto Overturns G. T. Gracey and D. Bunch narrowly escaped serious injuries yesterday afternoon when their car overturned several times on Highway 18 West while en route to Dell. Attempting to right the car on the pavement, after a wheel had godo Into a deep rut of the shoulder, Mr. Biuich lost control and the machine turned over, it was said. Mr. Gracey. who is at Walls Hospital, has severe bruises but his companion was Rble to leave the hospital after flrst-ald treatment for minor bruises. Chicago Rye open high low close tin; 113% in?.; im uis 108 110 108 1091S 108 May July N. Y. Stocks - AT&T 162 Amer Tobcco 67 3-4 Ancond Copper 31 1-2 Beth Steel 10 1-8 Chrysler 93 3-4 Coc Cola 131 Gen Electric . 38 7-8 Coal Must fie Used Spar/ng/y, Ickes Declares WA3H1NOTOH, Jan. 26 (UP) -^ The Government has put a rigid "hold don n"'on coal deliveries in all the 19 eastern and Midwestern states affected by. the.present cold wave, which is crippling transportation si) badly'' that, there's a freight embargo hi the east on .everything but war traffic. Secretary Ickes' new order asks local officials to curtail the use of coal to heat theaters, schools and public buildings aud deliveries ;o home owners who have more than five days'/supply on hand. The Administration leaders in Congress are.resigned to defeat :n tho Senate Commerce Committee on the matter of letting Henry Wallace Uke over control of the nation's loan agencies, but they expect to win the fight in the end. They point out that although the committee will approve the George Bill to take control of the lending agencies away from Wallace, when he Is confirmed as secretary if commerce, well, the George Bill would have to be passed by both Senate and House, .while Wallace's confirmation requires only Senate vote. That gives the administration time to drag the flyhl out and crack the whip of party discipline to defeat the bill. The Investigation of the "A" priority given Elliot Roosevelt's do:; on an Army transport plane won't Interfere'with confirmation of the promotion of the President's son to be a brigadier general. Chairman Thomas of the Senate Military Affaire Committee says be won't perrnlt any contusing of the two matters. ' Gen Motors G3 7-8 Montgomery Ward 50 1-3 N Y Central . 23 1-8 Int Hrvcstcr . 75.7-8 Republic Steel 20 1-8. Sludebaker :.;..,.. 20 1-4 Standard of N J Texas Corp. US Steel . 58 53 GO 1-8 Awarded Bronze Star Jordan J. Smith Jr., of has been awarded the .Pfc. Dyess Bronze Star for outstanding heroism. ,-' -He was one ot six Arkansas Infantrymen to recently receive this award. ', Weather ARKANSAS: Fair this afternoon, tonight • and Saturday. Slightly colder in east portion.

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