The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1945 · Page 1
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VOL. XLI—NO. 207 Blytheville Dally Newi Blytheville Courier — ™B DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTH*AHT A,>„.,.,„.„ ...„ ^~^ ±- V*~J "f ^} Blythevilto Mississippi valley Lector J^YTIIIOVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, IMG SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS !, SOVIETS UNCHECKED IN DRIVE ON BERLIN House Approves Consolidation Measure Today Bill Goes To Laney For Signature After Passing Legislature LnTLE ROCK, Jan. 30 (U.P) Governor Laney's measure calling for the consolidation of ten state commissions undqr a state fisca control board has passed the Arkansas Hoiise of Representatives Already' passed in the Senate the proposal was sent on its way to the governor's office for Laney's signature. Tlie measure, introduced by Senator G. W, Lookadoo of Arkadelphia. places the following commissions under one board: Tlie Bond Approval Board. State Depositor;' Board. State Investment Board, Refunding Board State Debt Board, Emergency War Board, Special Claims Commission, State Agriculture Credit Board, Slate Pension Notes Boar< and the State Construction Commission. In the Senate, a bill lias been introduced which would cancel the two per cent state sales fax on native wines produced in Arkansas Senator John Cloer of Springdale, author of tlie measure, says the State Revenue Department has discovered that no (axes have been collected from sale of native wines since the legislature adopted an amendment putting wines under 1941. And he adds that neither the Revenue Department or the wine sellers were aware that the tax should be collected. • Cloer's proposal would cancel taxes prior to last December. The Senate has passed Senator Walter W. Raney.'s Soldier Bill. -That's the - measure Voting which would allow qualified service people .to vote in' elections by .designating their first, 'second and third choice in a- letter to the county clerk. - • - , .-. ; ;Ran;y's • iJropoiaK-wasn't passed until an amendment''to all "proxy 1 voting WT.S stricken. The same measure, carrying the amendment, was defeated last • week by two votes. The vote in yesterday's action was 25 for and four opposed. In the House, the dry forces won another victory by defeating a proposal which would require that local option elections be held on general election days only, The s.ame.measure,;introduced by Representative j. I>. Envin of Desna County, received 57 of the required 87 favorable votes when voted on last.-,week..•; But - r yesterday the House defeated the measure W to 46. Baker Named Director Of Highways LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 30 (U.P.) — Oovernor Laney announced today that tlie new Arkansas Highway Commission has appointed Jay Baker of Little Rock Highway Director. He succeeds William Mitchell. Baker, a former White County resideijt, 1 served 'as highway director during the administration of former Governor J. M. Futrcll. He has been connected with the department in an official capacity since that time. E. James E. Smith Funeral Wil I Be Held Tomorrow Funeral services will be held morrow morning; for James Smith, 76, found dead yesterday noon, apparently of a heart attack. The Rev. ira Brycc. pastor of Full Gospel Church, will conduct the services at 10 o'ciock at Holt Funeral Home with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Resident of Blytheville for 20 years, Mr. Smith was born in W.est Tennessee. He died 'at his home, at the rear of an apartment o«' : North Franklin street occupied by his daughter, •Mrs. Amos Clifton. He also is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Rylee of Blytheville, Mrs. Henry Rylcc of Alexandria, La., and Mrs. Floiine Hunter of St. Louts, and a son, Earl B. Smith of Ocala, Fla. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Jan, 30 (U.P.—Hog receipts 7,000 head. 7,500 were salable. Top price 14.70. 160-340 pounds 14.70. 140-160 pounds 12.l»- 13.50. Good sows 13.95. Cattle receipts 3,100 head with 3,500 salable. Calves 800 head, s)l salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 13.50-14.50. Covv.5 8.50-11.00, canners and cutters 6.50-8.00; slaughter steers 9.75-16.50; slaughter heifers 8.75-15.75. sticker and feeder steers 8,00-13,25, MacArthur's Men Push Beyond Captured San Fernando Today, Driving 20 Miles From Manila ALLIED HEADQUARTERS On Luzon, Jan. 30 (U P )_American Sixth Army troops nro 20 miles or less'from Manila today, tlrivinjr into the heavy swamp area to hit the last Jnn defense Ime north of the Philippine capital I'i'ont. cliapaIchcs report that enemy resistance remains ight as General. MacArthiir and his men advance along the broad Manila highway ten mfles past Snh Porimrfn ™, City Will Have New White Way Old Street Lighting Equipment Here Will Be Replaced Soon Mayor E. R. Jackson announced today that Blytheville soon will realize a long felt need for a new modern and adequate white way system in the growing business sec-j Uon. The present antique system, installed some.25 years ago by the city, Is impossible to maintain in service due to the deteriorated condition of underground cable serving the system, necessitating new equipment, it has been pointed out. Plans were worked out several months ago by the city council In cooperation with representatives of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company to secure, if possible, all of the necessary materials to put in a new system. All materials have been received except the new lighting standards, to be shipped in March, accord- Ing to the manufacturer. The new standards will be taller, more attractive and more efficient, it is said. The glassware of -latest design provide more useful light at' no increase in operating cost thereby making streets ;safer for the Blytheville pedestrians ami motor travel at night, according to Mayor Jackson who said "When completed it will be'a White Way system Blytheville citizen's 1 wil'" -. • . : : Installation'"of the iiew system mil be started by the Arkansas- Missouri Power company immediately upon receipt of the new standards. Work should be completed within a few weeks thereafter according to James Hill Jr., president. Illness,Claims J.A.;Shqr P/ 67/ Here Last Night J. A. Sharp died last night, 7:20 o'clock, at his home, 514 South Lilly, following a year's illness. He was 67. Born in Howenwall, Tenn., he long had lived in Blytheville.' He was a fanner. Punerai services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Full Gospel Tabernacle, by the Rev. Ira Bryce, pastor. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Gertrude Sharp; « brother, Thomas Sharp of Tiplonvilte, Tenn.. and a sister, Mrs. It. W. Mooncy of Wynnbui-g. Tenn. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Leachy'ille Navigator Completes 35 Missions Lieut. Russell Mills of Leachville, is soon to return home after seven months of combat flying with the 8th Air Force in England. He is a Navigator on a B-1V Fly* ing Fortress and.has completed 35 missions over enemy territory 1 . He was awarded a Presidential Citation anj is wearer of the Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Chis- :crs. Lieutenant Mills Is the husband of the former Miss Alladcen Loce- lady, a former resident of Leach- viile. The couple have a son eight nonlhs old. Wounded In Belgium Pfc. Murry Van Hooser of Huston, La., brother of Mrs. Fred McGlice of Blytheville, was wounded in action in Belgium on Jan. 18, according to a message received yesterday from he War Department. Extent of his njuries was not revealed in the official telegram. Till; 22-year-old infantryman had >een overseas since last July, but lad Veil In Belgium only since Jan.1. His wife, who Is making her home n Ruston, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. McGhee here last month. past Sail Fernando, captured some 2<1 hour.s iigo. United Press Correspondent Frank Hewlett gives a vivid eyo-wiliiesS account of MacArlhur's return to the San Fernando crossroads where he and General Wainwrlghl began their, retreat to Batnaii three years ago. J Cheering Filinlpos lined the highway and Americans snapped to attention as the general's five-starred jeep breezed past the hitcrsecttor where a road-sign read "Balaan 14 miles." MacArthUr made 'a brief • Inspec- tion'of captured'Clark Field mid then went -on to Camp O'Donnell where • thousand.? of rough-hewn crosses mark the graves of the men who died, during the tragic march of death. There,, too, lie the ones who survived the march from Balaan only to die ol starvation in the Jap prison camp. In northern Luzon, American forces have captured another village m the enemy-Infested foothills after successfully routing three major Jup counter-attacks with serious losses. The Tokyo radio says American Superforts-have made their first appearance in the bailie for the Philippines, rattling enemy installations on'northern Lunon. At least 36 B-29s are said lo have made the altnck. Tokyo also says the glnnt plnncs appeared over the Jap home island of Honshu and decupled Korea last night, apparently on reconnaissance flights. 1 ' Indiana Solon Blasts Measure Charges Americans Were Sacrificed For Political Purposes WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UP) The congressional debate on proposed work or else legislation hit a new peak of'bitterness todav on CnpItol.Hlll.. . , . Representative'. Hnlleck of Indiana criticized the measure with the :charge' that "American boys were sacrificed on the altar of political expendiency in the fourth term campaign." Halleck said: "Before and dur- Jtig the clcctfon campaign, fourth term political leaders said time and again that our production was all anyone coultl ask." .And Halleck added: "We were led . to believe that the war was next to over, and people were lulled Into a feeling of false accomplishment." In a'.'acking the bill itself, Ifal- I.eck said any attempt to freeze men in war jots or force others Into such work would disrupt production efficiency. Instead. Halleck urged passage of a measure to urge close coopera- Flames Extinguished Two fires within the past two days resulted in slight damage. Flames, which broke out when Thomas F. Fox was filling his car adiator with alcohol Sunday night, m m c d I a t e 1 f were extinguished without damage to the car, parked at Blytheville Laundry. An overheated kerosene cooking •itove burned 'he wall paper of the :itchen at 1001 East Cherry, where ,frs. W. E. ChLim lives. This fire run dny noon. was made yc.sler- between management, labor, tion civilian government agencies, and the Army and Navy. While the House heard Hallcck's blast against the work-or-e!se bill, the House Labor Committee voted to rush consideration of a fair employment practices committee bill. Such n bill might dilute some of the current controversy over the compulsory work measure. Uniform Basis Sought For Pay Of State Judges FORT SMITH Ark. Jan. 30 (UP) -Chancellor C. M. wofford of Fort Smith reveals that the Arkansas Judicial Council will seek a constitutional amendment to place salaries of chancery and circuit judges on n uniform basis. Wofford says the council will ncet at Little Rock Friday to take action on two proposed amendments drafted by the executive council, one of these amendments would authorize th e Legislature to determine the amount and method or paying the judges' salaries and expenses. Anj the second would fit: salaries and expenses at not less than $4800 i, 0r more than $7203 a vcar Under either amendment the salaries and expenses would be paid oy the state. ' Says Hitler Would Become Martyr If Put To Death CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 30 (U.H.)_A Harvard psycholoaist, Dr. Gordon Willporl, says Adolf Hitler noulri become a martyr In the eyes of Ihe German people if the M f «m culc hlm - Hc "commends mat Hitler be confined to an Insane asylum, The Harvard doctor says Hitler vim. i"! y < ns!nie 'an<l by com»' King him to nn institution (ho Allies would not bo soft. Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, .Jan. 30 (UP)-f- Thc Senate Military Affairs Cora-, mlttee unanimously approved today (he nomlniilloii ol 34-year- old Colonel Elllolt Koasevelt, MO and son of llic President, t» (he rank of brigadier general. .NEW YOKK, JariS 30 (UP)—*A grand Jury Investigation ol the "Black So.t" basketball scandal was ordered today of the two men accused of brlbtnf live Brooklyn college basketball players (o throw a game agaInst,Ak- ron was arraigned on a bribery charge, • '• AUiANV. N. Y., Jan. 30. (UP) —Governor Dewcy has proclaimed a slalc nf emergency In New Y'wk because of coal and food shortages. . . • ; 'Unloaded' Gun Kills Youth, 14 O'Neal Hancock Dies At Clear Lake Home Of Bullet Wound Another "unloaded" gun caused a tragedy yesterday afternoon when H-year-old O'Neal Hancodk was instantly killed while playiiig with an old'pistol at his'home. ' The pistol, believed empty tvns fired as thu youth was ivloiie In the house on the Pete Conley farm near Clear Lake. The bullet penetrated tiis right eye.- The tragedy was discovered by his mother.- Mrs. Minnie Hancock. Coroner W. H. Slovall made the Investigation and no inquest was held. j "Ho also! is survived by four brothers. Pvt, Wilson H. Hancock, with the Army .|n Italy Tech Sergt. Edward Hancock, in (hi. South •ipncinc.^lrid" Eugene " ami Gerald Hancock, of Clear • Lake community.' . - ; - ' Funeral services will be-'Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Cobl> Funeral Home by the Rev. II H. Horn, of Manila. Burial will he at Maple Grove Cemetery. Pafion Carves Out Bridgehead Across The Our A) lies Bring Up Huge Stocks Of Supplies For Final Offensive . PAIUS, Jnn. 30. <UP>— Allied ar- inics which have now flattened ncnr- Jysll.lhc bulge the Germans threw u\lo Belgium. last December, ngw arc across the. German border and Into tlin 'fore-field of 'the Siegfried Lino defenses. ' General Patten's American Tlilrd Army forces have 'hurdled the Our river southeast of SI. yith, and curved out a two-mile wide brldije- lioh'rt on the Oeriimn side, three- quarters of [i mile' deep.- Their first sjicclflc victory of' the new drive is the town of Wclcheuluiusen. • Alone the entire western front, dispatches report Hint MnJ-gerlnr amounts of MippllQ!; nro bolm- bronchi' up Dy the Allloa with every Indication that n powerful Ilual offensive from the west Is •.Imminent : To itho south, nlohg the .Rhine r|vw In' Alsace, French First Army •forces have crumpled ' both sUta of the so-called Cohnnr. pocket. Am! Swiss dispatches sny u,,, 'Prcj,,.!, have recaptured Colniar itself, the last major French city In Gemma hands. , , On the .Ilnllan front. 'German demands for Italian nloullbillon to lake, over defenses 'from Gorman units being withdrawn to fight 'on the. eastern front Indicate (hut Ih'o ' Next Red Objective V ^" v ' w ^-"»' s -'^"-'V--*V'X>v%*Vs^ v ^—____, - *^* ' ' * Nazis nro preparing .to 'abandon ' northern Italy. ' Speed Heeded Postal Notes To Go On Sale Here Thursday Postal notes will go on sale Thursday at the money order window of the local post office. Postmaster Ross S. Stevens has announced. Designed for the convenience of patrons piii-chasing $10 or less, the postal notes arc issued In denominations of $0; «l; $2; {3; $4; $5; $6; $7: 58: $9; and $10. The odd cents are made available by the purchase of postal note skimps which are attached to the postal note. No application shall be required in the purchase of the notes. The purchaser thereof shall write In the name and address of the payee on the face, as well as his own name and address on the back of the note. Postal notes shall be sold for their face value plus a fee of five cents for each postal note. Postmaster Stevens pointed out, however, that, money orders for any amount will continue to be sold ns before and the purchaser may exercise tlio choice of which to buy. Postal Notes and postal stamps affixed thereto shall be paid at any post office at their combined • face value upon proper Identification of payees if presented within two calendar months from the date of their Issue. Thereafter, unpaid postal notes shall be sent by the remitter or payee with a request for refund to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Itfoney Orders. No inquiry or claim concerning lost or destroyed postal notes shall be accepted until two calendar months after date of Issue and then only upon presentation of the remitter's receipt and evidence of nonpayment, Mr. Stevens explained. Their issue ami payment shall be confined to the continental United States, excluding Alaska, and outlying possessions. N. Y. Stocks AT&T 158 3-8 Amer Tobacco 68 Anaconda Copper 30 3-4 Beth Steel 701-4 Chrj-slcr Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward 93 38 7-8 61 1-4 50 N Y Central 22 1-8 Inl Harvester 78 North Am Aviation 93-4 Republic Steel 193-4 Radio II 1-2 Socony Vacuum 151-4 Studebakcr 21 1-4 Standard of N J 58 Texas Corp Packard . U S Steel 52 Hopkins Says -ROME, Jan. 30 (UP) — Harry Hopkins.' President Roosevelt's confidential adviser held a news conference after copsultatipns , with Pope Plus the 12th. 1 .Hopktas said that the Big 1111-00 conference must be conducted quickly,'because Premier Stalin cannot s (ay away from the Russian front very long. Etnlln as..a marshal, is directing the fled Army's' offensive -operations .against Germany. Hopkins says.neither the American.'; upr-the .British' know how powerful the Russian offensive will prove to be. or whether' the. Nazis will be able to'stop the Red Army short of Berllri. ! ' . There's no hint as to the nature of the Hopkins conferdnce with Pope Plus, but, Vatican officials Buy it could be considered ns part of Hopkins spade , work In preparation for the Dig Three meeting. Incidentally, Swiss reports say thnt President Roosevelt. Prime Minister Churchill nnd Premier Stalin, when they do meet, will take up among other things, peace feelers supposed to have come from Tokyo The report goes on to say that Jop- aneee and German relations have been very cool lately because the Japs feel the Germans failed to keep their promises. Tills Is a Swiss report, without confirmation. Two Marines Wounded Two more Mississippi County men have been wounded in action In the Marine Corps, relatives have been notified. Pfc. John M. Brown Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Brown of Blytheville, and Corp. Robert Harold Barnes, grandson of Richard o: Towcll of Basselt, were Included in the list of wounded released. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Germany Begins 13th Year Under Hitlers Rule liy OAVin WKKKS, United'.I'ress Stuff Writer JiiBl 12 vcnra ago toilny, Adolf Hitler : »lnrlcd Ge'frutiliy on Die road lo doom. . ; •••'-, The first 10 yearn was u ivwsqiienide • w> Uie rom! toward n-mirHgo of glory. The 'laBl two ycnrs.-liave: been u prccipiloiw descent into (ho utjyss'of destruction •' : ; , _ Smcli la the course of a mm. who tlioujjht he could settle (lie dcstmy of tlio world for a thousand years to come. And ol the nation that tried to help h)iu get Sailor Declared Dead Jessie Leo Ovcrton Served Aboard Ship Sunk By Jap Planes Reported missing in action since Deo. 11, Jcsslu Overtoil, soamnn sccoi)d class- of the Navy, has been .declared dead by the Naval Do- partmcnl,, relatives have Ixien Informed. . Husband of the former Miss Uuby Capwell, U) 0 10-ycnr-old ccanwn was the son of Mr. and Mrs, Ullly Oi'eiioji, nil of whom live west of Qosncll. In celvcd, a taleb'inm and letter rc- . , details of Mr. Overtoil's Heath wiis told by Commander S. A. McCornock of the carrier on which the local, man served,' '"He was a fine innrt, n BOW! snllor iuid;nlxwo' nil n 'real Ahicrlcan. Ills supreme sacrifice was ninde dmliijs thc-lieiuht'of battle nnd he was Kl!led.;lrtstBtilly; 1(1 .his Imltlc'l s'U- 1 llon^iCbiiihiinidbr McCornook wi'dlc "Oiir'.ishl|i-.|jlt!w lip nnd,sank-ln about two minutes nfltt'lih aerial ntlack by Jaiiaiicsc plnncs south of Loyte. .Rescue vcs.sols recovered all survivors and .the area was searched +!,„... ,i. = t «""' with it. It Is Idle to'deride Adolf Hitler (is n. little corporal,, or' us » onetime Bavarian house-painter. True, ho wiin a illtlq ina'ii hi-n great world, nut the important thing In that Hitler'himself thought ho wns a, grail man In ; ,a'little world, And by his special, t'nlciiU for •..spellbinding .Oormdns »hd accurately tliulnii hts'uiovcH 1 according to world psychology, Adolf Hit- lor, • Ihniigh a little man, made im everlasting mark on the great world ho challenged. Ho could not'mould tho .destiny of this .plaint, bid ho certainly linn affected. It, for'-..decades, and . perhaps centuries ,U come. .. ; c . . . • . Hlllert mark' Is so'deep'that a chronology of his 12 years In iwwer In aermnuy, In a Ihuiiibnall history of lha avente In Europe which, In turn, have directed events''around the entire globe; • • _• • On January 30th, 1933, Hitler; by n sl(ck pollllcal trick, forced • tho nged President .voii ; Htmlcnbnri; .to make him chancellor -of -.Germany, He did It by aligning, his minority National .Socialist; parly 'with- 'tho aornwii Nationalist 'party.: Tho coalition ilefchlctl-'oVory cabinet Hhi- dcnbttnr.trlcd lo form. ,And Hih- dcnbuig Imally hud to call on Hltier. , From .Ihflt .day- fotwijrd,. 1 Hitler's every movo waS'[1lrc'ct(y.l.i;oWurd.prti- .parhijj for world'conquest;'In'less than 10 monllis ho'liud" wilhdrhwi Oermany from tho, League' of' Nations miff stnife'd secretly''rearinlnjf. Pour days before, he: marked'his Itcvecl Jessie's body wus burled with his ship," the letter con tinned. The mcssinjc that he wiut'inkslug In-notion of Dee. 11 was received Jan. 3 and wns followed by tlio telegram announcing there was no hope lor his-survival nnd that ho lost his life as result of this action and the letter received this week Born in Blylhcvlllo, he attended school at lone O,ik. Enlisting In the Navy Inst Jan bo- Hwi - ? n,,l W r«,r, 1,, office Hitler Jnbbcd Ills drat hypodermic needle Into mi unsuspecting Europe. .Ho signed » noii-BBBicssloii 'pact with Poland, lo lull; thai country'into a .sense; of scciirlly. • : ' ; - -.', • ,. Six months later, there were signs of disalfcctlon within Hitler's owii party, threatening to break his hold on Germany. On June '30lh, ie months to tlio day from when ho took office, Hitler had murdered in Glow Of Bailie Seen In Berlin, Stockholm Says Big^ Offensive Rolls Across Brandenburg Along 42-Mile Front .LONDON; 30 <UP.)-A dim red glow in tho coKtcm sky heralds the approaching doom of Oermany ?JI,, l .°' 1 ? tl1 anniversary a! A(lolt Hitlers itse to power, Stockhqlm reports jay the glow ftlrcndy can be seen from the street, of Berlin. It i, the con- ' flafrratlon of German home soli under 410 shells from Rasslan KTUis. "* ' *' Through tho eerie light cast by the fliunes In burning Gcimnn villages and towns roll long lines of nuwlMi trucldi'. On their sldi> ni-e painted in J» rfra Russian character^ th e ftQ rd ? "on To Bcihn" •n i ,,' t)Bt |R wncrc Marshal Zlnikovs First White Russian Army Is heading. They re streaming across a bioad 42-mile wide stiip of .Brandenburg province, headed .straight for the only remaining natural harrioi, tho Odci nvei, barely 40 mile? front the ncd Army troops . capital AlreHdy, the aie within 90 lo 100 miles ot Bci- lln along the entire 42-mllc front Ovei ,their heads arch Uie big shells from Russian artllleiy lay- ng waste to mbrc German villages m the pnth of the advance, lajin» down ix carpet of flume? lending Miulghl toward the Ccrman capital . . i The Immediate' objective, and aeillu broadcasts acknowledge It li • tlie clly of Kueslrln,' on tho pact baiilc of',.tlie Oder, and 41 v hUlec '- - -• • • He also is;survived by iwo sisters, Mrs. .Allen II. Cox and Miss Christine Overtoil, arid two brothers, Bll|y and John Overtoil, nil living west of Oosncll, Glee Club Members Entertain Lions Here Members of the Blytheville Lions Club, meeting today for luncheon at Hotel Noble, were entertained with three selections by Blythevillo. High School glee club musicians under the direction of their leader, Mrs. Wilson Henry. Guests at the luncheon included Capt. Eugene Hood and R. A. Friend. Hayti Soldier Listed As Missing In Action A telegram to Mr. and Mrs Clinton Winters of Hayti, Mo., advised that their son, Lieut. Clinton Winters Jr., was missing In action since Dec. 26 while on a bombing and strafing action over Holland. "Junior", as he was known among home folks, formerly was a member of the National Guard, but on the opening of hostilities In Europe he transferred to the Army Air Corps and asked for training as a pilot. He was commissioned a lieutenant Sergt. Baker Missing After Belgium Battle Sergt. Joe T. Bnker, 22. Is mt«- Ing In action In Belgium since Jan. 9, relatives were notified yesterday by the War Department. Husteiid of Mrs. Louise Anderson B;iker, 120 Vine, whoso sister died last. week, he Is son of Mrs Bell Baker, also of BlythcvillD. In the Infantry, he Is with the First, Army. Overseas six" months he entered the Army two years ago. Ifc trained at Camp Robinson. Little Rock, and in Colorado and ^Hltfornin before going overseas Sergeant and Mrs. Baker were married three years ago. nt Tnllnbn.s5ce, Fin., and served for several months as an Instructor of fighter pilots before being sent overseas hi July of 1943. Hi.4 wife and baby reside at Phoenix, Avl2, Farm Council Members Name Naff President NffJMPHfS, Jan. 30 (U.P.)--Hcn- ry Naff, of Portland, Ark.. Is the new president of the Agricultural Council ot his state. Elected at the sixth annualcoiin- cil meeting Monday lo serve with him wore Mark Valentine, of North Little Rock, and crews Reynolds, of canithersvlllc, Mo,, who arc vice presidents. Body Of Negro Found At Rear Of Pool Hall Willie Brown, 38-year-old Negro, found dead at the rear of Hugh Cherry's iwol room yesterday afternoon after he had been taken there by friends who found him on the street. Police and Coroner w. H. Stovall Investigated and no inquest was held. The bootblack, found 111 on the street, was taken Inlo the pool room where lie died a short time later. believed his denOi, Dolfiiss of A'iutrla.' and attempted a Nazi putsch. It didn't work then but the DolfiiKs dead, A'uslrla 'needed only a little niore 'so/toning.'. HlndciibiirB, died In August and Hitler took over tho presidency abandoned all pretense of legal government and became Germany's Iron dictator. : He lore up the .Versailles Treaty and stnrtcd compulsory military training. He Issued the Infamous Nuremberg laws against the Jew And ho rcoccupled tha Rhlneland while France and Itfliy were worrying about Mussolini's aggression in Ethiopia. Pads with Italy nnd Japan followed. Then came the Anschluss with Austria followed by Ihe occupation of Sudctenlnnd and finally all Chechoslovakia. These, territorial grabs were all preceded by Hitler's (avorilc tool of time, his efficient fifth columnists. This was Germany on the high road. Finally, on Sept. 1, 193»; came the Invasion of Poland. Briialn and France, finally pushed to the limit, declared war but could not save Poland. Tlie rest Is the history of World War II with nil the tragedy Hitler visited on the, helpless peo- pcJi of Europe. Tlie hlsh water mark of German successes came at Stalingrad. But then followed reverses, starting slowly, but saining momentum until today, Hitler, from a roof on the Wilhelmsirassc can ice Ihe flashes of Russian guns bearing toward Berlin, Hitler starts his 13th ary probably his last year as ruler Of Germany, in silence. Only once before since lie rose to power, has ho fall- ex! (o speak on his anniversary. That was in 1843 when the disaster at Stalingrad left him. speechless. In his anniversary speech on Jan. 30, 1912, Hitler said: "My fame will consist of works of peace." Of all his Infamous lies, that stands as Hitler's greatest travesty on truth. Weather ARKANSAS: Fair this afternoon and tonight. Wednesday fair and not quUe so cold. Chicago Wh«at May open high Iwo close 160 160'4-159-Vi 159;s 16055 , '-YA*- *;<iiw vi "i : — lo tlio north, other SoUet force;, aie stabbing deeper Into Pomcrmiln provjnre, headed for tl\e iudustilaf W of,8tet,iln the port of Berlin, it Ihc mouth of the Oder And to the south, still other Red Army uoops nro hammering away in a drive, aimed nt the Odci rlvei city of -Finnkfort. • Berlin Vuays heavy fighting ' Is taKing plg^e everywhere Tlie Soviet drive toward "stetUn threatens to cut off the cntno 1101 th tip of Germany, the entile province of Poiiieranjrj, just as East Prussia has bceii Isolated And there; is evidence that the Germans aie trying desperately to pull their f 01 cch out of Pomoinnia and the upper Polish corridor bc- foie t,hey arc trapped Tlie London radio (heard by Slue Network) says a Danzig bioadcast -uiges German (Iliicn^ to clem nil the roads of thp city, particularly the one 'leading 1 -to "the west. Thus 'does the German nation watch , the, shadow of disnstfj Spread over its borders on. the day that in .past .years was Hitler's greatest ahhlversary. ' Russian radios repeatedly have called on the German people, to overthrow 1 Hitler and . get out of the war. .: Hitler, on this one-time day of days.. remains sllenU Silent ns he has .been only once -before In his 12 years as ruler. of Germany. That «?as in ,1943 right' after the .Stall ngrod disaster.,',;'' ' : Would-Police- World With 5000 Planes WASHINGTON^ Jan. 30 (UP> — Republican' Representative Karl Mundt of. South 'Dakota 1 has- called for the .creation of 'a^SOOO plane International peace, patrol for, the postwar era; -.. • : . Mundt siys the patrol should have the jiowcr to strike at the military forces of aiiy nation which ml?ht scek'ito destroy the peace. And he added: "With not more than 21 hours notice to Ihe,' offending country, this air force should be empowered to bomb Into oblivion any military units'found within ten miles of the border ot the offending na- Mundt proposes that the peace patrol be staffed by voluntary fliers from all the united and Neutral nations. And he adds, that its operations -should be controlled by loint chiefs of staff of the United States, Great Britain, Russia, China and France. , .,.:.: .. • , .. Mundt says he believes, withoik reservation, that the .establishment of. such a police . force can; "successfully, definitely and permanent- y avert another war." New York Cotton Jar. ila,y 'illy Oct. July. 151!i 152!$ 151 ?* 152>4 152« Dec. q\>en high low closo pr.el 2168 218! '3167 2173 2167 2U8' 2162 2148 21S7 2147 2112'2124 2112 2118 2U1 2043,^2056 2043 2fr»Y 204 1 ) 2035 f 20-17 203i 2037 2035

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