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BLYTHEVII VOL. XLI—NO. 205 fllylhevlllo DaUy New» Blythevllle Courier BIythevlUa Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ALLIES Toyko Reports New ^VVagmt OP MCWTUM^rj^KANBAaANDBOU'UiaAaT U1880UKI _AKKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 10.15 NEWS Peacetime Draft Challenged By Law Professor Says Congress Cannot Impose Conscription Under Constitution WASHINGTON. Jan. 27 (UP) — Congressmen soon may be debating the question of whether or not a law requiring military service in peacetime would be constitutional. A professor of International and Constitutional Law, Harrop A. Freeman, of the William and Mary College law school in Virginia,'raises the question. Freeman .says in a magazine article that Congress cannot Impose, peacetime conscription. Freeman says our forefathers intended to make it hard, rather than easy, for this country to go to war He says our founding fathers set up, in the Constitution, militias of the several slates deliberately calling for training near the homes of the civilians making up lhe militia Freeman explain.? that in this way the other nations would know that the United States is not an aggressor nation—because it would take a long time t 0 field an army in case friendly relations with another counti-y were broken off. The law professor's argument, which was released In Washington oy the Women's Internalional League for Peace and Freedom, Epes on to say that if conscription is necessary during peacetime to assure the defense of the conn- try, then a constitutional amendment should he considered by congressmen, so they wouldn't have to violate their oatlis of office. On the -same general subject, House leaders now fear the "work- or-Jight" bill' may be killed next week as a result of the row over . attaching an nn-li-closcd shop provision to it. ' The opinion is IIOK- (ierc-lopiit"- in Washington that Henry Wallace eventually will be confirmed as secretary of commerce, but will not get control of the loan agencies, ft is expected that the Senate will proceed to pass the George Bill taking away the loan agencies from the Commerce Department and then will reverse committee report on Wallace's confirmation. Luxora Farmer Suffers Fatal Pistol Wound Curtis Heath. long a resident of Luxora, died there yesterday morn- in« of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, it has been announced following an investigation. The 43-year-old farmer was alone in his house, except for his three daughters sleeping in the bedroom, when lie fired a bullet through his head about 5:30 o'clock, it was believed. His wife had gone to a cafe she operates and lhe tragedy was not discovered until 11 a. m., when Helen, a daughter, decided to awaken her father. He had been acting strangely, for some time, members of the family told Coroner W. II. Stovall, who investigated. There was no inquest. Born in Senath. Mo., he spent most of his life there until lie came lo Mississippi County. lie lived in Blytheville for a short time Ijcfore going to Luxora in 1928. He operated several hundred acres of land .rented from' Ed Teaford and Dave Richards, but lie and his family lived in Luxora. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon here at 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home. The Rev. S. S. Wilford, pastor of First Mclho'disl Church, will officiate with burial at L'limvood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dave Richards, J. M. Magcrs, Edward Teaford, R. C. Bryant and-George Isablc of Luxora and William Whitworlh, V. O. Miller and R. S. Harris, Blytiievillc. He is survived by his wile. Mrs. Sybil Heath: a son, Raymond Heath; three daughters, Helen, Ruby Lee and Wanna Louise Heath; his father, Sam Heath of Gosnell, and a brother, William Heath, Blytheville. WarrJngton Child Dies At Mobile, Ala. Richard Guinn Warrington, 1C months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Warrington, died yesterday noon at Mobile, Ala., where the family has lived for the past two years. Funeral services will be held here tomorrow afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at Holt Funeral Home. The Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of First Baplist Church, will officiate with burial nt Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Warringlon went, lo Mobile when he entered defense work. They Wll accompany . the body, lo arrive tomorrow morning. Grief on the Wing tor Japan , WEST FRONT ^^n^ e ^^fl n ^-put^ ^ ^.V^rSSS O r^af g -^^^ . lion transport,.P.-aa.^igjilning, Ventura PalroJ bomber.and.lhe B-17 Flying Fortress / Flames Damage 8Q Gotten Bales Automatic Sprinkler Helps Control Fire At Local .Compress at^lSr'comS vcsSTj- %%«»?» ™« ««« nrt.....— :n. .,. _ u . . . 1 '''si. ^nrn ana xrahnnnH ni nit.i^ Sergeant Burns Suffers Wound Fighting Nazis Sergl. pick Burns, son ol Mrs. Jim Burns, was slightly wounded In action in Belgium Jan. 11. according to a message received "yesterday from the War Department. A veteran of 33 months' scrvic*; in the Altutians. Sergeant Bums afternoon with Ihe fire department! and sprinkler system preventing' heavy damage. With the automatic sprinkler system throwing water on the burning cotton, shortly after the fire was discovered by an employe, firemen used four lines of hose lo fight the (lames, which spread rapidly. There were 110 bales of cotton rolled out of the burning building unit but only 80 ol these were damaged and some had only several pounds of collon ruined,' a check revealed. II is believed not more than 5000 pounds of cotlon was burned and the remainder damaged to some extent. Nol a single bale burned entirely, it was said. Fire walls confined the names to Ihe unit near the unloading platform and office, located on lhe easl side of Broadway. Origin is undetermined. The flames started between a stack of cotton, apparently, and could not have been inside a bale as the cotton was not new stock, it was pointed out, . ' The (lames, discovered about 1:45 p. in., spread upward through the rool with the sprinkler system functioning riuickly, Head said, Fire Chief Roy Firemen worked for an hour and a half before all the bales were extinguished. Steele Soldier Suffers Third Battle Wound Staff Sergt. Joe Christain Jr., was wounded in action in Germany Dec. 31, according to a message received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Christian Sr., of Slcele, Mo. This Is the third time Sergeant Christian has been wounded In action. Wounded first in Franco July 24, he again suffered wounds Nov. 26 In Belgium.' He has been overseas with the Tnlatitry since May. and stationed at Camp FJa., until going overseas again in December. He arrived in France Jan. 4. Further details of his injury are not known at this lime. His wife is making her home wilh her parents in Augusta, Ark., while Sergeant Burns is overseas. Portageville Woman Held For Shooting HAYTI, N5o., Jan. 27.—Mrs. Rose Peterson of Portageville, near here, is being held after her arrest, by fcheriff John Hosier of this comity pending the otilcome of gunshot wounds which the woman is alleged to have Inflicted On Mrs. Myrtle' Peterson. The wounded woman, present wife of Louis Peterson, has been taken to a St. Louis hospital. Mrs. Hose Peterson is safd to be Pctcr;- son's former wife. The accused woman lold officers that she had waited all night i n (lie barn at. the Peterson home in order to "act 'the chance to shoot." Seaman Roland Davis Recovers From Wound Roland Davis, seaman 1-c in the Navy, slightly wounded in action late last month, will arrive borne Feb. 10 to spend a 30-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. W Davis. Overseas since June, Mr. Davi:, Vas in the battle ol Lcyte and on the cruiser which landed General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines in his historic return to the islands. Returned to Bremerton, Wash foi hospitalization, Mr. Davis now has recovered sufficiently lo return home on leave. His parents .will meet him in Memphis where'he will.come »y piano from Bremerton, Manila Victim Dies 01 Burns Services To Be Held Tomorrow At Maiden For Mrs. Phillips, 70 Mrs. Minerva Phillips of Manila, severely burned Dec. 26 when her clothing cauglil fire from a stove, died yesterday afternoon at Blythe- Ville Hospital. The 70-year-old woman removed to llic. hospital here Tuesday after having been at her home five miles west of Manila since the accident occurred Dec. 20. Mrs. Phillips was sweeping when tlie back of her dress struck a heater stove. The flumes spread rapidly over her back and legs before extinguished by other members of the family. Wife of L,. B. Phillips, she had lived at Manila for many years, having moved Ihere from Maiden, Mo. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at General Baptist Church of Maiden, where burial will be made. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Raymond H. Phillips of Manila and Howard Phillips, now leaching school at Strawberry, Ark., and a daughter In Company is I'lint, Mich. .Howard Undertaking in charge. , Pvt.J. W. Bomer Missing After"Belgium. Action Pvt.'J. W. Bomer : of r s'tccie.'Mo., has been missing in action In Belgium .since Jan. 1, according to a message received by his mother, Mrs. Mary Humar, also of Steclc. Entering the Army in June following his graduation from Stcelc High School, Private Bomer had been overseas 30 days. He has two brothers. Chester Bonier, who Is with the Army Air Forces in North Africa, and Troy Bomer of Milan, Tenn., and three s,ls- lers, Mrs. Lillian Long of Wardell, Mo., Mis. Lois Watson of Stccle and Mrs. Floy Uell of Carutlicrs- vllle, Mo. Japs On Luzon Ready To Fight, Enemy Declares MacArthur Is Sending More Men To Front, Tokyo Radio Claims WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. iui>>~ Thc Jap radio says American B-29s from lhe Marianas bpmbcd Tokyo loday for the sixth time. 'Hie Japanese admit that, flrei raged uncontrolled through Tokyo's business dlslrlcl more lhan tour hours after'the attack, Our. War Department Bays merely Ihnl lhe B-iiSs -struck' nt tho main Japanese Island, of .Honshu, and gives no details. : . According to llic Japs, 10 Super- fortresses look part In the attack dropping demolition and Incendiary bombs on the capital about 2 pm (Tokyo time). Tokyo admits damage, but makes .thi; usual claim that no Important Industrial targets were hit. Almost 3000 miles to the smilh- westolherB-20s from India boinbct' Saigon, In French Tndo-Chlna. Neither-the War Department nor thi) Japanese Indicate how manj Supcrforls took part In .the Saigon aUrick, but lhe Saigon raillo says sonic damage was done, Snlgon ranks with, Hong Ko;i|, ns- one of lhe two Ihrgcst naval bases on the Clilnn. const. On the Burma front, Allied forces 1m ve made Ihelr fifth leapfrog jump down the, Burma coast In two weeks: 'Iliis lalest landing took place on an Islam) HO miles southeast of captured Akyab om 1 puts t-hc Aljics jusl 200 miles,from nati|;oon. On the Philippine tmltlelleld of Luzon, there-'arc fresh hints that Jap forces soon mny clash with the ' injrvltnij : Sixth •ArVf.yMii ;tho Iir.it [R. battle of the campaign. ' . The Tokyo radio say's the mail. Jap forces are ready (o'Mylng liilo Kctloii.- The broactcasl adds .that enornl MncArlhur has rushed up fresh forces In preparation for the ns-iiuDI. Latest dispatches seem to indicate that the principal fighting Is sllll going on near Clark Field, where Jap artillery Is pounding lirslrlps captured by lhe America ns. However, this action Is not In the nature of a counterattack and s being carried, out only by small Jap units in the hills beyond Clark Field. In the air ovtr Luaon our planes mve harassed lhe Japs from morn- ng till nieiit. Medium and heavy Yank bombers hit the Bataan area and blasted coas|al defense posl- ions around Sublc Bay. In the central Philippines our laviil patrols destroyed 10 Jap largcs.hcar Cebii while long-range American planes heaped new cx- iloslvcs on Formosa. However, the Japs were also busy n the air, and llic story of one enemy air raid carries a, good deal of humor with it. Three men suspected of being Japanese spies were being quci;- ioned at a Sixth Army headquar- ers post. Just then a Jnp plane dived low to release Its tombs, and .he spies tumbled into a foxhole. When lhe raid ended, "M. P.'s" came to the fox hole, seized two f the spy suspects and were ready o seize the third when they reco(,'- lizcd a general's stars. The RCII- ral climbed out. dragging the third 'ap suspect wilh him. The general wns Major General Robert Bclghl- eg of Columbus, Ohio. There arc about 200 different; types of cheese. Senate Group Plans Study Of Laney LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 27 (UP) — jovernor Hen Lnncy's bill to coti- olidalc seven stale boards under a single resources and dcvclop- ncnl commission Is scheduled tor an. aifing In a Arkansas Senate omrnlttee meeting next week. Lancy's consolidation measure hit . snag •yhen. called up for a third cadlng and final passage In lhe Senate yesterday. Anj lhe snag was n the form of an amendment of- crcd by Senator Clyde Byrd of El Dorado which would exclude the oil conservation service from the icw setup. Fearful that the measure would MISS with the amendment lacked in, floor leaders delayed lhe final •ole by imltlng the proposal back before the committee on natural esources, and announced thai a public hearing on Byrd's anicml- nenl will be held Tuesday. In (he House, Laney again will be ip against opposition when his general appropriation bill is brought >ack for action. The measure p.iss- zii the House, but the Senate replaced an Item of $15,000 for pay for retired justices of the Arkansas Supreme court that had been 'stricken out by the House. <umn TOOAY'8 WAR ANALYSIS Fear Keeping .German People In The Fight . By DAVID WKKKS United I're^s Staff Wrllrr The German people arc riinnln low on lhe one resource Ihoy ha\ left, Iho will lo nulil. Nol (he Qermiin army, It will llgl buttles so lung us it has officers Ic dlrecl H and so long us II docs no laco ultor destruction. But llic German people m; whole, the German nation, Is nci the breaking point. For more Hum a year now, fo six months nl tlio very lensl, th German people have been staylm In the light without any hope 0 victory. Why? Some people have tried k explain thai it's because the Nil? prflpnKiindii machine has kept u| lhe morale of .the Germiui pcopl despite all tls military reverses. Tim is not so because the German ixiopl have Illtlo morale to keep up. Here's the way lhe dictionary ill. fines morale: "Conditions us iiitecl cd by, or cicpcmle.nl upon such mo rale or mental factors as /.cal. spirit hope, confidence, and so forlh." Th Ocnnnn people have no y.ciil, n spirit, no hope, no confidence, mi, no and so forth. Then why do the Germans sill crouch behind Ihelr fortress home land nml ' continue United uehlnt their armies .which -have sulTcrc' disaster af(cf disaster and now hav been pushed InsWc lhc|r own holders? There are Iwo factors llmt kcc;. n nation fighting. One Is morale— Die confidence, hope, spirit. w>nl, o vvhnl have you, that they will ulll uialoly triumph. That's how th Russians' siivcd Moscow, how the slood olf lhe Germans nl Stalin Brad. That's why the RAF savci England In .Iho Battle of Britain. Tlie oilier (ncjor that keeps a;nn tlan fighting against hopeless, mid Is fear, .fear of defeat. That's th artificial.stimulus the Germans nr. fighting on now. And you can Irac the transition from licipo of vlclorj lo',/e«r uf defeat,' iirthYlirjc of Gcr nmn propaganda. -'"••'' The Germans had morale, plcnl of it, when they flooded across Po land, swept through thp- Balkan? and destroyed France and the low lands In lightning strokes. The 1 Na-/ loaders fed the people copltis lilies of morale propaganda, said: "Germany can whip any co'all tlan of powers on e/irth. The Germans had mnrale whci their armies slashed Into ftussla look over the Ukraine ami raced t< tlie very gates of Moscow. They didn't lake the Russian capllal, bu Hitler iyas Ihcrc with the morali prescription. The Hussian army Is destroyed he told his people. We'll finish lhe Job ncxl year. Meanwhile, the United Slates entered lhe war agalns.1 Germany Thai worried tho Germans. But no matter—hadn't lhe Fuehrer sal< Germany can lick any coalition o powers on earth? Ba the next year lhe German army slashed sllll deeper Into Russia II didn't pick on Moscow again, bu crashed through on lhe south am rolled lo lhe Volga at Stalingrad The German disaster at Stalingra< wns a bad shock. But no mailer Russia was at the end of her rope the propagandists said, Morale was still high. The Ger- nans were driven from Africa. Sale Hitler, "What's a few square mile:, of desert." He forgot to mention 150,)00 casualties, and morale continued ' 'gh In Germany. But then British and American alrpowcr began building up. Germar. cilles were raided by a few planes, Ihcn more planes, llien more raids wilh more planes. Tlie defealcd Rus- ians wouldn't stay defeated. They jegan to lake back territory. Hitler went on lhe radio. "In me." ic said. "Germany has a man who Iocs nol know the meaning of ca- illulalion." Here was Hitler, tlie top nan. talking about capitulation. Dc- vying it, but talking aboul II. The raids grew heavier. The Rus- ians kept moving west. German mo- ale disappeared. In its place, the •Jazl propagandists subslitnled fear ear of defeat. Said Hitler, "Abso- ulc fallh Is necessary In order not o despair; wo know lhe fale that awaits us If we lose." But in CMC he Germans didn't know, the prop igandlsts provided the Information. Absolute slavery for every German, hey said. The Bolshevist colossus n the cast will destroy every shred f Germany and gobble up Its al- ics too, said the propagandists, icre was tlie white mantle, Ger- lumy .standing alone against the tood of world communism. Woutd- Vt the western Allies please swap ides and save Germany? It didn't vork. Ever since, the Germans have wen righting this war, fortified by he fear of defeat. Fed coplus quan- ittcs of more fear by their propa- nndistis. But like doiic, fear niedl- Ine requires constantly increasing doses on a patient thai nrogrcs- Ively becomes more sttipiflcc! bc- ause he has twining lo look for- vsrd to except more disaster. Hitler said he did not know Hie rord capitulation. But the German people perhaps lave i\ slightly larger vocabulary. Embattled Of Germany Oiieri er United Late Bulletins CHICAGO, Ji,,, 27 ; (lH')_ Fe i,. cr.nl District Jutlgt Philip I,. HaJ- llvnn declared loday tli»( I'refil- Jient liooWll H ™ W |lh 0 ut »u- uiorny (o tnkc possession o f tho ]>)xnl« ami fncllllle, of Montgomery -Ward anil Company.- G. ofCOlers Are Named Here L. G. Nash To Serve As ,1945 President; Others Selected At a mooting held yesterday In 111! Blylhevllle.Chamber of Commerce office, the directors organized the newly elected board Ijy. naming U G. Nash, local implement'dra'l- cr, lo serve as presidenti.u'iy Rich of Elch.Chevrolet .Company, iuid J. U Gunn, local, 'inonagci- ' loi- Swift mil'Company, (0 s ' er ve as vice presidents, Byron Morse was a«aln flcolcd to Kisryc as treasurer ,V,ml J. Mnll "•Tl'rnnVii: IK/I!. ,^^.i':'i •_.. "• pI'CSL'iH .1. Me!l"Br(ioks;was eletilwl :«cre- rj' • for the : 8Gth tlnic. All elections were by ' n.ccl«i|mtlbiv of lhe ciiUio lx>ai(! membership nl. tlio nicetlng. •',, A rcMilullpn of thaiiks to W. I'. ryor, manager of' J.'C. Penticy Compnny, president (luring'(he past year, Was adopted, ,; B. A. Lynch, chairman' of lhe comuilllec 'In cho/:«o' of the mill niccllng of the chanibc, ncmbcrshlp,, niinoiinccd the nicct- nt; would be held at Jlotcl Noble el ':00 p.m., Wcdticstlay, Feb. 21 Mr. Lynch said prior commlt- uoiiLs- of the hotel prcvciiicd hpld- ug lhe mccllng on Washlnglon's Ulrthdny, ns had been originally .viH the resistance. ' ' Berlin Ls drive, which „ „,, lo lmve ,„„, cd to the GermBn-pollsh. border 91 miles cast of the enemy capital h(is Men cheeked. ,60 -far there Isn't' even any Moscow,'confirmation of' the. acrnian rejjort th'o Russians' (I 'M 110 tlle Bn ! ntl < !n biirg bor- uor. riio last Moscow announcement said only .that Red Armv Irooiw in Western Poland were ><>°vln R lhrou B h.;the torn of Mos .,"": ","_<=, mil< W- southeast of Pons captured yostcr- -Poznah from Hie , •AH ,' the city frontally . Another fasslno rupprtij hint Uiat the Gcr- . valla lilc louuccd A report thowixl 100 ilanned. 'nie annual meeting wii lot uc n "stng affnjr," as wns UK list mcetlnr; held on WaKhlngtoii's Birthday In 1D10, but will be OIKII to the public. Sealing arrangc- ncuUi will limit, lhe attendance to 200 and UokcUs must be bouglit in ndvance. Kir. tryor was appointed chairman- of the tfckpt: selling comrnlllce and will haye tickets Monday, It, was nn- on llic mentberslilp memberships received o date, with more than 100 firms uid Individuals not yet registered in the roster. No membership cam- laign has been conducted becauso he chamber hns, been" operating m the volunteer membership or- gcnlzallon. Any firm or Individual nay mall their membership "appli- allon or deliver it lo any member f tlie board of dlrcclors or take It o the office of lhe chamber which s hi lhe City Hall, It wits pointed ut, Membership pf the board of dl- cctors for 1045 is madV up ol B. A. Lynch, C. if. Wilson, J. A. .ccch, Jctse Taylor. liosco Crnflon, ~ P. Tompklns, James Hill Jr., D. Hughes, Farmer England, II holdovers, and W. P. Prj'or. . G. Nash, E. D. Ferguson, B. G. Vest, Loy Eich, E. tt. Jackson. . G. Kubbanl. J. L. Gunn and f. \V. Hnlncs, newly elected. The directors voted unanimously o oppose a bill offered in the Aransas Legiblalurc to make cotn- ilssioncrs of improvemeiit distrlcU Iccttvc. Tl\c board look lhe posi- on that improvement district ommlssioners wcrc doinB a civic ervicc without pay, servin? the axpayers of lhe various distrtd* without nay; and that they were pDolnled by the properly constl- ilcd aulhorities because of Hiedblllty: that thesa jobs, should not c political Jobs, but should be ontinued as In the past years. 11 was pointed out that improve- lent districts in Mississippi County ere in good financial condition iciuise of the efforts and service the commissioners and that timing of commissioners by clec- on might result in disrupting the rc.sent satisfactory operation of in many districts In lhe county, was announced. /Veather ARKANSAS—Cloudy with rain i west and central portions this flcrnoon. Rain and cooler In orthwesl portion tonight. Sunday otidy and colder. Rain in cast id south portions. famous. Inst-ditch stands hi Ionian, turning the city Into ""other Budapest, another Casslno i"or the- bie road, and "Rnlvhub Wilch lies just laB-mlics from Bcr- In, is' llic Mftsi fortified 'cilv between lhe Russians and Berlin. • ^'••tovthc- SouUi,' the bailie of HI , r? %K \ °"' '"" lho ercat stcel clly of flrcslati lhe target of an all- out, Russian push. The German rramoccani news-agency .snys the Soviet Flrat Ukrainian Army is trj'lrtg tO'sun'oimd the Nazi garrison figliUng in Bi'cslau's outskirts ' •On both -sides 'of tlie clt-yf the--' n,iis3lmis..-a.rc; hacking' ""out 'iie\v,^ orldgelieiKlji across the.Oder river/ the fortified stream where Hitler's armes we expected to '.lurn-nna'-- light for.their countries. . ' • Mo.scoiv.-ana'Berlin.differ on liist how MiniHy.crossings have' beeii 'nude, A,captured German officer, Major General Martin Laltniah, spnkC'tp.hls-countrymen from Moscow, and ;lold lliem llmt "several" crosslngs-liave been made. That was the first report concerning' the bridgeheads to, come from the Soviet capital.' i > • •'•>,'•'-• : Mcamvhlle,. ihc BcrllhM'tjdio was Rolni; General Lnltmah.bne 'better Berlin .says Ihe'SovIcU have forced lhe water barrier "at many fioinls" along a 75-mile frant from Breslau ioulh; 200,000 Germans Trapped But the new golm In Silesia ami ~ In western Poland still are overshadowed,, by tile Wg victory run ' up by the Red Armies In East Pruss a. It is' estimated that Hie Russians who drove from the south in the Baltic Sen, thus cutting -off East Prussia from the rest of Germany-have encircle^ 200,000 Nazi troops. , .''''•" Many of those have fallen back Inlo the capita] clly of Koenigsbera now believed lo be under attack. The Koenlgsh,»rg radio went off the air early today. . ,. A few Nazi Iroops may be able lo escape by sea from Koentgsborg, a few others from a nearbv sea- town named pillnu. The others fane either death or capture. ' Or. the western front every Allied army Is.elther holding its own or pushing .out for new gains. : Yank.? Koll Forward Tlie overall picture on the western front is brighter than it has been at any time' since the pre- Christmas .onsMught by the Germans, •; ' . General Simpson's American Ninth Army and General Dcmp- scy's British Second Army arc massing on a broad front along the Roer river, west of Cologne for thrusts towards the Rhine. The American Third Army fight- lug at the southern end of the base of the bulge has struck forward for more .than three miles on a 20 mile front, spearing to the German border. The American First Army Is marking time, waiting until the Third Army his flattened its end of the salient. And far to the south the threatened offensive against the U. 6. SevenIh Army north of Slrasbours has been broken, and General Patch's men are regaining the ground lost along a 20 mile front reaching from Haguenau to the SOUth. .; Stoic Police To Quit LfTTLE ROCK. Jan. 27 (UP) — There are indications that Governor Ben Lancy's reorganization of the Arkansas State Police Is going fo result in a wholesale resignation of key members of the .department. Captain Herman Lindsey, one of the lop members of the police force, has confirmed reports lhat he has resigned. But he declines to discuss lhe matter Jurther, And it has been reported th.it at least six other members of lh? department will tarn in tl.e'lr badges as in rMult of'Lanc-Va reorganization of the defsuiinent,

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