The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1945 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 29, 1945
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XL1—NO. Blythevllla DaUy Newi Blythevllle Courier THE TOMINANT^NEWtil-AfEft py NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHKAUT MISSOURI Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Le»der ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUAIIY 20, IMG U. S. Buzz Bomb In Action New U. S. buzz-bomb, adaption of the German V-l seen (top left) at foot of launching ramp, smoke pours from carriage upon which bcmb rests, as it starts its run; (top right) smoke still pours from carriage as bomb -leaves platform. Bottom right pictures the carriage, .still smoking, dropping from bomb which now travels under own power. At bottom right the can-la ge drops to the water in two sections while bira-bomb roars toward destination (U. 5.- S. A. A. F. Paramount Ncwsreel Photo from NBA Tclcphoto.) Pov/er Compony TO Co-Operote J Clarence Holder In Governments Brown Out; City Street Lights Will Burn Arkansas-Missouri Power Cor- 1 poration which serves 79 communities in Northeast Arkansas. South- cast and Middle East Missouri, Is cooperating with local public authorities in the execution of the War Production Board U-9 Order better known as the "Brown Out", a wartime measure lo save coal nnd other scarce fuel. The order becomes effective Thursday, according to James Hill Jr., president, who said, "Although there is no shortage of electricity and only one isolated section of the 'territory we serve depends on electricity generated by the use of coal, we wish to cooperate with any' wartime measure that will aid . the war effort." . A copy of the order has been sont'.-to the -;na>w of £Vc-ir :i frorii- munity served by the company defining the purpose., of the order which prohibits the use of electricity for: Outdoor advertising find outdoor promotional lighting. Outdoor display lighting except, where necessary for the conduct of the busincto of outdoor establishments. Outdoor decorative and outdoor ornamental lighting. • Show window lighting except where necessary for interior il-1 lumination. •• • . Marquee lighting in excess of 00 watts for each marquee. White way street lighting in excess of the amount determined by police to be necessary for public safety. Law enforcement bodies are lo decide Ihc number of while way street lights needed for public safety. F^emptions are made for directional or identification signs required for fire and police protection, traffic control, transportation terminals ana hospitals. Businesses may apply for exemption to the Office of War Utilities, Wc.r Production Board, Washington, 25, D. C. 'Hie War Production Board will determine if electricity is used In violation of the order. In event of a violation it may direct the power company lo discontinue service and prescribe the coi id it ions under which service .will be reconnected. Any person who wilfully violates any provision of the order or furnishes false information to any department or agency of the United States could be fined or imprisoned. The brilliant, colorfully-lighted theater fronts will be "browned out" since the order limits such displays lo GO watts and store windows also will be darkened, it has been pointed out. Supreme Court Grants Bridges Review Of Suit WASHINGTON., Jan,"^! JUPi — yV graliled Slreels of Blythcviilc will con- limie to have the same lighting •inder the new order as the watl- •\gc being used complies with legu- ations. it was announced today by Mayor E. R. Jackson. A meeting of the City Council was held at which time it was learned the present lighting system was not considered excessive for wartime. It is expected that all business firms will comply with the new regulations. Hubbard Is Sole Owner Of Store Furniture Business Interest Purchased From Mrs. Walton G. G. Hubbard. manager and partner in Hubbard Furniture Company and one of the proprietors of Hubbard Hardware company, has become entire owner of the furniture business and has. purchased all other interests of Mrs Allan Walton, formerly owned bj Hubbard Furniture Company, including business real estate of tha firm. Mrs. Walton retained ownershii of the large two-story building, occupied by Ihc furniture company which the late Mr. Walton erccte< when he and Mr. Hubbard established the business in 1916. Business real estate interests pur chased include warehouses anc store buildings in.the same 40C block of West Main street, where the furniture firni is located. Hie large business, started 2 years ago, expanded from the turn iture store, located on the first floo o[ the building, with the sccom floor occupied by the old Chlcka sawba Club, social organization. U now occupies the entire larg building nnd has expanded to ware houses for additional storage of its stock. Mr. Hubbard and Mrs. Waltoi who assumed the partnership af ter Mr. Walton's death, purchase half intrest in Hubbard Hardwar Company several years ago. Mr. Hubbard announced thcr would be no changes made in eith er business. )ies At Helena Veteran Of Two Wars Will Be Buried With Military Honors Clarence C. Holder, long a resi- ent of Blythevllle and veteran 01 wo wars, died suddenly yeslerda> flernoon of a 1 heart attack at his ome in Helena. He was 41. Apparently in good health, he was Irickcn only a few minutes before e .died about -1:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Wcd- esday morning, 10 o'clock, at Gobi 'uneral Home by the Rev. Harvey T •Hdd, pastor of First Presbyterlai Military riles will be carried out ;llh pallbearers to be chosen fron imong members of Dud Cnson Post American Legion. Burial will be a Elmwood Cemetery. Body .of Mr. Holder arrived her ast night, accompanied by his \vifi \frs. Ruth Stllwell Holder, and hi brother, Raymond. Holder, also o lelena. They were joined today by hi larents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Holdci who are living at Corning tempo rarily. A sister, Mrs. Fred Samlife of New York City, is emoulc here He also is survived by a rtaugli- er, Mrs. Barbara Jean Craig of Los Angeles, and a son, Jimniic Holder of the Navy now stationed in California; another sister, Mrs. Herman Besharse, and another brother Prentis Holder, both of Blythcvillc. Born in Ireland, Ind., he came here with his parents when a child. Fibbing about his age. he volunteered for service in World War I when a youth and served until the armistice was signed. In World War II, he was in service three months when given a medical discharge. A mechanic, he was employed in Blythcvillc for a number of years but had lived at Jonesboro for a short time before going to Helena Postwar Supply Of Rubber May Exceed Demands Entire Output; May Be Taken Up Later, Experts Declare WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. (UP) — American, British nnd Dutch ex- KTts agree that tho world's supply if rubber will be more than double he post-wnr demand during ihe first few years after nghtfng ends. However, these experts say that over a longer period of (line an up- vunl trend in consumption will require Ihe Cull output. Including bolh mlurnl and .synthetic rubber, i Until that time, the three-power commission predicts thnt pent-up civilian needs will be filled by nnt- .iral rubber sources alone. The developments were released by (lie Stale Department as Die vorld's big three in rubber produc- lt>n met to discuss post-war rubber economy. The experts emphasized that the rend of production In Ihe Dutch Ensl Indies must necessarily Iilngo on whether the Jnps destroy (he •libber groves ns they retreat. But regardless of whether they do, or do nol, there will be no posl-wftv rubber shortage, because of tjic iiammoth synthetic industry bnjll up in tills country. On Capitol mil there arc fresh Igns Hint Congress is squaring off for a bntlle over Ihe work-or-clsc bill. ' Green Atlacks Measure The latest news on the limited national service measure is that Ihe opposition has fired another round. President William Green of the American Federation of Lnbor hns condemned the bill for whol lie terms "the principles of totalitarjnn- Ism it contains." Green's views on the bill were expressed hi a letter lo the House which started debate on the bill today. The labor leader said. ; "There is no shortage of manpower, It is n question of the proper use of available tnaniiower." Although battle lines over the work-or-else bill arc not completely drawn, it is known that administration supporters arc giving l)io bill only half-lienrtcd support. ; Lined up against the measure are the Southern Democrnls. some Rc- publicnns. labor, and big business. Wallace Klglil Continues •. In the Senate, skirmisliihgTcon- linued in the battle over - L - i1 '-'— Roosevelt's. ..nomination Wallace us secretary ol 8INUI.B COPIES FIVE CENTS Soviet Armored Columns' Pushing Toward Berlin; 'Big Three' Talks Hinte F.D.R. Reported . But formal senatorial consideration hus been put off until at least midweek. Its believed the Senate 1 will consider a measure to divorce the lending agencies from the cabinet post before it votes'on the Wallace nomination. This morning's senatorial scsslor was cut short In tribute to, the sen- TODAY'S WAV ANALV8IR Soviet Supply System Makes Drive Succeed i By DAVID WEEKS Hulled Press SUff Writer Just how long (he Russians can maintain their breathtaking udvani'c will depend (o n targe degree on equally thrilling victories behind their lines. Tjieir ability to lilt Hie rond to Uerlln before them depends on rnll- roads, Ihc communication and supply lines bclitnd Uiem. The swifter the.Soviet advance, the greater the strain on the supply system. The .swiff, advance of American armies across Prance last Pull wns nude possible by the so-called "lied Bali" express, that licet of thousands of 10-ton trucks that gave Allied fighting inen the food, clothing and weapons with which to fight. If that "Red Ball" express is considered n •triumph of logistics, us it s, then the Red Army may hnvo to work n minor miracle of logistics, that science of lilting military requirements to distance. • Ucil.s Face Problems The present Russian problem of supply nnd communication Is graver limn thnt of the Americans who swept across Prance been use the Soviet advance Is being scored in Winter.. flow. for. example, Is the Red Aiiny preparing for n thaw? Russia may and herself in the same situation as In March, 1943, when thaw bogged her Winter offensive Even without thaw, somewhere the Reil Army must pause to digest what It hns engulfed, must stop to rest and regroup. And somewhere along the wny, the Germans nn<|m>stion- ably will turn to make a desperate stand. The'Soviet ability to keep rolling to (prevent, a,German cogntci-drive Iron nUfclng k«t' I grpUbd-wlll de- pfeiii-otr UW llWklth kUBVy, to supply the Red tAn&y' »nd maintain rommuntc*tions,' "' The seeming* miracle Of tho Soviet supply system has been one of the greatest and most Intriguing of the war, n mystery that may not be solved until peace. But while how that miracle has been worked may bo a mystery, the fact remains that it has been worked, time and again, and there Is no rcnson to doubt that Going To Europe For Conferences Secretary SrcrHnius Also Along, Reports From Switzerland Say By United Press Defeat Is sweeping .steadily toward Berlin today, but the winds ot war also nre filled with reports of other momentous development.'!. Swiss dlspalches report persistent minors Hint ['resident Roosevelt, Secretary of State Slelllnlus and u big slaff, already are en route to Europe for the Big Three conference and that 11 may ln> held In Homo before Feb. I. This, It was emphasized, Is only a rumor, from Switzerland. TJiero Is nothing official In It and any re- porls on (he President's movements or whereabouts nre ccnsorablc. But from otllcml authority camo new.s that Harry Hopkins, the President's adviser, arrived In Pails aflcr five days of conferences with Prime Minister Churchill In London. And Ihc Paris Radio «nys Hopkins now lias loft Paris for Rome, where hu mny see Pope Plus. Moreover, it's announced In Wash- inglon thnt War Mobilization Director James P. Byrnes, sometimes called the "Assistant President", Is out of the country. Security, however, prohibits any discussion of the nature of his trip. Fast-Moving Red Forces Sweep Into Province Of Brandenburg; Moscow Sounds Doom Of Berlihl By United Tina ' i ' The Hussittiis have-H6iit>four..-.nrrtiorcd columns rolling; into the German province of' Brmitlenbcrg 'on n 100-milo front directly before'Berlin. ' Moscow dispaU'JicB Viiy the 'Nazis have shown no signs of being able lo stein Ihc Red Army onrush short of the Qclcr nyer itself, Ay.hich !i\ thai sector ia a bare -!0 miles irom the outskirts of the Nazi capital; -".' ^ ':,.•:,. ! Thu dispatches from Moscow carry the blunt declaration that Ihia is the pay-off, that Ibis is the drive to '"crush ,™!' in ' l r" yi , '. ° MOSI; PW radio i broadcast, for instance,. sayk> be Red Army Is surging ^owiird Berlin, sweepiiijr: away' all obstacles in its path: Nothing can and nothing will storf ' ' '—~ * hr>m''> -'..•• = ' Speedy court notion is predicted on the government's appeal of the Montgomery Ward decision. In Chicago United Stales Attor- ey Albert Woll is preparing papers o present the case lo the Circuit ourt of Appeals, possibly Ihis week. An Army plane carried vice- resident Harry Truman from the apital to Kansas City where he ttendcd funeral services today for he late Tom Pcndcrgast, Missouri's ne time political leader. where he garage. was connected with a The Harry Bridges,^'coast CIO labor leader, a - review .oi, his suit to escape deportation to- Australia. Tlie court denied, however, a iw- tllion of the Communist political associalion for permission lo Intervene In the case. The association, formerly the Communist parl. wished to present material in objection to a rinding by Ally. Gen. Francis Biddle that the Communist party adhered to "violent overthrow of the U, S. government." Bridges was ordered deported by the attorney general in May, 1942, ns an alien communist. He Is seeking to block expulsion through habeas corpus proceedings. He appealed to the high court nftcr tho Ninlh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed denial of the writ by District Judge Martin I. Welch of CaUfbrnin.. The Communist group thei) entgr.ed ils motion lo Intervene, ,^'t'. .••'•,7 Navy Man From Caruthersviile Is War Casualty Joe Bennett Hayden, pharmacist's mate 3-c in the Navy, was killed in action somewhere ' in the Pacific Jan. 15, according to a message received from the Navy Department by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hayrtcn of CaruthcrsviUe, Mo. A, 1942 graduate of Caruthers- viile High School, Mr. Haydcn had been in the Navy two years. His last letter was written Dec. 23, when he was preparing to leave the Admiralty Islands and believed he would be transferred to the Philippines. He leaves, in addition to his parents, one brother, Billy Gene Hay- dcn, who is stationed with the Army Air Forces in Boise, Idaho. Tomorrow Is Final Day for Buying Auto Tags With tomorrow midnight the deadline for buying stale automobile and driver licenses, it is believed most of the motorists in this section already have made their purchases. Business at the Blythcvillc office of the state revenue department was slack Saturday and today, after having been brisk most of the month. County Schools Resume Classes Meningitis Danger Is Believed At End; Theaters Again Open With n widespread epidemic of .spinal meningitis believed averted in Mississippi County, the ban has been lifted off public gatherings in Osceola, Luxora and Victoria. White and Negro schools of Luxora and Victoria resumed classes today, after having been closed almost three weeks and Iheatcrs at Osceola and Luxora resumed opera- lion last night after having voluntarily closed when several cases of the disease broke out at Luxora and Victoria. Schools at O.sceola continued bu churches of Osceoln, Luxora nnc Victoria canceled meetings anc oilier public places of Ihe town: suspended activities. All of these were expected to re sume operation today with chiirche: to take up their usual activities. A total of 10 cases have been re ported to public health aiithoritlc with all of these confined to Lux ora and Victoria, except for om case in the Grassy Lake section. It Is believed the outbreak start ed In a Negro family at Victoria. In addition to suspension of pub lie gatherings in that section, th Boy Scout meeting planned for Ely theville and a county Parent-Teach er Association meeting planned to Yarbro were canceled because peo pie from the affected areas wcr among those to attend. Chicago Wheat May July open high low close pr.c 160W 160T4 159',', 160% 160' Sergt. Lciwfield deceives .Wound n Luxembourg Tech. Sergt. Thomas Lawfleld, son of George Lawflcld of Blythcvillc md Mrs. Charles Langlcy of Matth- :ws, Mo., was wounded In aclion In Aixembourg on Jan. 4, according to i message received from the Wnr department. Extent of his wounds was not repealed in the official message. Sergeant Lawflcld, who is 24. also vas wounded last Summer during 'he invasion of France. A member >i General Patton's Third Army, he has been in service 28 months nnd overseas for eight months. In bis asl letter lo his father, written Dec. 18, he gave a graphic dcscrip- lon of condillons under which Ihc ncn were fighting. His three sisters are Mrs. C. E. Cook of Blythcvillc, Mrs. C. H. Unrtsfietd of Campbell, Mo., and Mrs. S. M. Hood of Tucson, Ariz. Two Slightly /n/urerf In Highway Collision Two men were slightly injured and t w 'o machines damaged in a Highway 61 accident Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock, a "mile south of Blythevillc,. Anvern Comic)),' cut about the face, was able to leave Walls Hospital today. Sam Simmons. Negro driver ol his car. was slightly Injured but able lo be up. The two machines sldcswipcd, which caused the truck to go into a ditch and strike a telephone pole, while the car remained on the highway. Weather ARKANSAS; Fair this afternoon, paitly cloudy and conlinued cold tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and colder. Snow fell yesterday, beginning about D a. in. and continuing until laic afternoon, with the temperature rapidly dropping last night with a low of 16 degrees reached 151% 15254 151 152H 15114 during the night. now, In the decisive singe of the war In Europe. And lliat the amazing Soviet ability to maintain supply and com- iiunlcallon lines Is a military mlr- ncle is attested by American Gen. Jonalcl Connelly. "Phenomenal" Is lie word he uses to describe Russia's ability lo knit ruptured communications. The Russians have driven hundreds upon hundreds of miles across wasteland whose every Irace of clvl- t/ation has been wiped out by Ihe enemy. The Germans, before rc- .reatlnsj. destroy anything the Rc< Army might be able to use, nliovc nil, railroads. Tlie Russians have iind lo rush supplies across a'dis- tance as great as that from New York to Chicago, over terrain in which the Germans lore up railroads, dynamited bridges, blew up highways. And Hie Russians have had lo get supplies through in sufficient quantities to feed, clothe nnd cn,uip hundreds of thousands of men. Soviets Keep Secret The secret of how they did it may not be known until alter the war. as wo said, and even may be locked forever In the military vaults at the Kremlin. But we do knoyv part of the secret, at least ns far as the railroads arc concerned. In Russia's dark hour In 10-11, Adolf [filler bragged lhat he controlled 25,000 miles of Soviet railroads. When the Nazis were forced back, they deslroycd the lines. H would seem Impossible that the Russians could traverse that wilderness of twisted track. But the Red Army never once suffered for lack ot mobility. Behind the Soviet fighting men comes an army of engineers, old rncn, boys, women, repairing roads, re-Iaylng track, rc-bnilding bridges, paving the way for success at the front with Ihelr singular success behind it. There Is that notable story of h'ow the Red Army received Ihc seemingly impossible order lo build a bridge without the Germans on the opposite bank seeing them, or knowing of the work until the bridge was finished. And how the canny Russians, working only at night, started the bridge on the Gcrma: side below enemy positions atop the high rivcrbank, nnd built the bridge under several Inches of water, keeping the enemy Ignorant of it unlil, to the Nazis' amazement, Soviet tanks started rolling across the river nt them. Now the Red Army Is confronted with a problem of linking up front line railroads with their own. Compounding the problem is the fact that the gauge of Soviet railroads Is broader than that of the Germans. But the Russians have solved such problems in the past. And to the Important question: Will the Damage To Soil Blamed On War <ir« • .-•-., • • t.- - * Chester Davis Tells Farmers Of Postwar Problems They Face M15MPH1S, Jtm, 20 (UP)—A Missouri banker tins given Arkansas farmers something lo think nboiil. The occasion was the annual meeting In Memphis loday of tin: Arkansas Agricultural Council; the speaker was President Chester Davis of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In the words of Davis: The nation's farmland Ls gelling In terrible shape. As soon ns the wnr is over, we must stop the mad pace or planting nnd build up the land ngnln. Davis says we arc taking the valuable plant minerals out of the soil so fast Uinl it actually amounts to mining Ihc land Itself. As n n cxnmplc, he says the state of Iowa alone has cut three million acres off its soll-bul|ding crops since 1041. That's crops like grassland, h'ay and meadows. World War I did terrific damage lo our soils, Davis recalls, and then adds lhat we seem lo be headed ight back In that direction again. Davis said that a good market for farm products after, the wnr depends on a high level of national Income and consumer purchasing power. And, loo, he says that farmers arc In for a big job of readjustment. And some of It, he warns will be drastic, particularly in the cotton farm country. Oil Refineries In Sumatra Hit Singapore, Radio Says 150 Carrier Pianos Blast At Palembang lly United- I'rrps Thu Slngniioro radio today snld Allied carrier plnue.s again have struck In force iignlhsl elicmy oil refineries In soulhcaslcin Sumatra. A Jap-conlrollcd broadcast snys mound I!iO naval raiders -till Ihu I'nlcmbnng oil center In the second ntliMik In less than n week. Anil the enemy claims H of the Allied planes were shot down, The Singapore radio snys the rnklara were InimeMd from ft task , fcjrco comprising two carriers,, two cruisers' and four destroyers, If the report Is true the n.Unck prpbably was made bj llrlllHli. 'ifaVnlX units 'reported Ii hnl ,vlclnllsvt.'*S;< • , ,,. .,--, ; ~,A 'To the nor Hi'of Sumatra, Ad- nlral llnlsey nimounccs; that tilo United Stales ;1 Pacific: Fleet now ins broken -Japanese control o he South China Seii. Ifalsey reveals' tiic Third Flee id Its fast carrier tusk force, lave sunk some' two million ton. Df enemy utilpplng nnc| pi) warships n the last five months. lii the nmc period the American nnva orecs destroyed well over 7000 'iicmy planes. "To put It In boxing t.erm,s, we'vo fiot the enemy on his hccLs an< ve arc going to keep on socking ilm wherever we f|nd hliji, sale fnlsey. In the Philippines, Jnp defense on Luron have been virtually spll n two by a twin drive'Hint hn, jrouifhl tnnk-lcd Infantry''column .0 tlie oul-vklrlA-'of San Fernnndo, 13 nlr miles ' frpnv Mnrilln. 'Hie enemy Is reported abandoning the Imlwrlnnl'eomimmjcallons ccnlcr. projirihly .thi; last major J. E. Smith, 75, Is Found Dead Today At Noon J. E. Smith, long a resident of Blylhcvllle, was found dead todny noon In a small house at, the rear of Buford Martin's apartment house on North Franklin. He was 75. Apparently dead from 12 to 15 hours, the aged man was believed lo have riled of a heart attack i his sleep. He Inst was seen carlj night, Tho Ixxiy was discovered by man who opened the door to deliver some kindling. He was tile father of Mrs. W. C Rylcc of Blythevllle.' Holt Funeral Home Is in charge with funeral arrangements Incom ilete early this afternoon. Communities Exceed Paralysis Fund Quotas Dyes.s. Crews Lateral nnd Driver have oversubscribed their nsslgncx quotas in the current Infantile Paralysis Campaign, it has beer nnnounccd by John W. Meyer o! Wilson, chainnaji of the drive Ii South Mississippi Comity. Osrcoln's chairman, Steve R.ilph has re,x>rlcd subscriptions of $70C on a quoin of $800. be able to keep pace with the swif front line advance, the Russian! might well reply with the wordi of an American battle tune, "We link between the garrison ' and enemy concentrations ' in the north. • • • • ' ' Observers nl Allied Headquarters believe NT.ncArihur'5 men' linve breached the' last foripid^blo defense lines 'barring thc|r way lo Manila, nnd that 'the cripltn'l will be liberated in a ninttet; of weeks. And the American!; can como none too soon 1 . A Filipino newsman who succeeded In pscaplng lo Ynnk fOrce.s hns given his eyewitness story of life in the dying cnpllnl city. ' ' '• ' • ' ' " He says Manila Is packed with almost one million itdn'lns people who hnvo been stripped of; their food supply by '$0 Jaiianosc. The Filipino journalist 'says (.he children of Manila poke 'through garbage cans nncl scores arc' lying each day In [lie streets from starvation. : ' ' them." Tlih broadcast was directed' to tho ears of the• German people them-*.! selves. And there's.cvo'ry.mdtcatip'ri lint, tho .Soviet 'armed forces can | back'up the declaration. I'pznnn, tlie .westernmost, city In ?o)an<l, now Is far behind the front lues' nlthoiiKh It remains n battle arcn, The' Nazis encircled Inside the uy Hllll nre resisting. Both Berlin md'Moscow. Bay vloleut street bat-' lice nre underway. R«ds Hold Bridgeheads To Uio'south, In Silesia^ tho Russians Ijave driven bridgeheads across the Oder river on both sides of the burning Slleslan capital of Breslau. The bridgeheads nre still small, but the.Russian^' are pouring more men and supplies Into them lo build their strength for, a major hold on the Oder's west bank. Between Breslnu and Berlin, the Germans'have now recognized .thnt tbe Oder liver city'of Frankfurt is an Immediate objective of the.So- Vfcts. Berlin claims a Russian:tank column has/been checked In n-push^ toward Frankfurt. ' .•'. ..'. _ , In Ensl' Prussia,' the! Oormann claim their forces are attacking the llnuk of 1 'the Russian wall throw'rf.-l up tp;the 'Bnltlej-whlch hits Isolated-*[ the Prussian province. • But to the cast, another. Nazi, broadcast admits,Hint the Red-Ar'niy has reached thci'so-callecl built-up section of iCo"- nlgsbers, the provincial capltal.-Thi Germans arc snid to be.pulling the torch to : thc city. '. -• Wedge Disappears .On .the'western front, the'Ameri- can First and .Third Armies sjam- nip'd another 30-inlle section 6( the Ardennes salient back ng'ajnst the German^ border. And Uiat'just about wipes out the "entire eheJny wedge. To the north, the gritfe'li Second nnd American Nintti'Armles nre deploying, albng the liocr river sector wllh maneuvers that have Berlin openly, speculnllrie on a big Allied offensive across the Cologne plains. To the south, In Alsace, the Amer,;an Seventh Army lines remain virtually unchanged.' In the air, more limn 1150 Amer- .can heavy bombers with n 700- ?lnnc fighter-escort today pounded six railroad yards Inside Germany and the big Nazi tank factories at!. ' : ' ' .'-. ' ''" ~ RAF heavy bombers, escorted by American Mustangs, raided other rally-arts nt KrcfeTd, on the Rhine river northwest of Cologne. Pine Bluff Publisher Dies At Home Sunday PINE 1ILUFF, Ark., Jan. 29 (UP) —E. W. Frccmap. publisher of the Pine Bluff Dally Commercial, is dead. The 78-year-old editor, publisher and educalor died at his big Pine Bluff home Sunday. A native of Hawcsvllle, Ky., Freeman began his newspaper c&rccr publishing a weekly Newspaper In Ihc Kentucky (own. He also taught school and served as a 'clerk on a river steamer running between Louisville and Henderson, Ky. He wcnl to Pine Bhiff In 1890 an,j three ' years ialcr married Miss Blanch Newman, daughter.'of the Inle Major Charles Gordon Newman—owner of the Pine Bluff Commercial. Freeman became manager ot Ihe Commercial In 1897. Survivors Include his wife, two sons, two granddaughters and two grandsons. Funeral services anc! burial will b9 at Pine Bluff Tuesday morning. ' • ' "' New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Army's supply and communications Did H Before, We'll Do H Again." Dec. open high low close . 216-1, 2}li 2162 2167 2165 , 2143 2153 2142 2147 2143 2108 2117 2,105 2111' 2107 2034 2CW$ 2Q34 2043 Revenue Office Workers Change Herman Cross Named Deputy Here Under W. W. Watson Sr. The Blythevllle office of the state revenue department" is operating with two new. appointees with all former employes, except one, losing their positions under the new administration. Herman Cross has been appointed deputy under W. W. Watson Sr., announced some time ago as the new head of the locjAUoffice. Mrs. Marshal BlacVard' was the only employe there to retain her positlo'n.. .: . ',• ,.'••' Mr. Watson succeeds Oscar Alexander, who 'plans to operate .his farm, this year,'and Mr. Cross suc- cceds'tlolphy Garrett. Mr, v: Garrett has another position which he will assume within a short time. For the present he Is co:i- ' tlnuing work in the office until Mrs. Blackard, on temporary leave, returns to work Feb. 15. Mr. Cross, pioneer resident of Bly- thcvillc, was In the grocery business for many years nnd former postmaster but recently had been retired. . Robert L. Rowe of Paragould, recently appointed district supervisor of, Northeast Arkansas to succeed E. A. Rice of Blythevllle, who resigned, was in tho city'today. Mr. Rico became deputy sheriff of Mississippi County. Chicago Rye high low * clo'c pr cl _^_, .... .... May . U1'4 11S»[ lllSiili 1M\ 2028 20«j 20.2'! S035 2030 July , 1087t 1095i 108'i I08j4

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