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VOL. XLI—NO. 270 ??™EmLEJOJJRIER NEWS Blythevlll* Dally Newj Courier Blythevilie Herald Mississippi valley Leader BLYT11EV1LLE, AHKAN SA S, FRIDAY. KliBRUAHY 2, 1!MG ^^ ^^_ ^_ ^^^ ^^ ~~ '-~— ———— — _Y__ SINGl/E COPIES FIVE CENTft MERJVEyATTLEB1EGINS, NAZIS MY TODAY'S -WAR ANALYSIS Germans Fear Slave Workers Serving Reich By DAVID WEEKS United Press Staff Writer The Germans arc supporting n Trojan horse in their own midst It's a horse tlie Germans built themselves and dragged inside their gates against iU will. Now, the Germans, staiteermi? from the loss of blood on Ihe battlefield, are in mortal fear of their Trojan horse, the Frankenstein of their own creation. It's a sizeable Trojan horse, capable of an ugly temper [f it breaks Its tether. It's made up of six and one half million foreigners; .the-work battalion of thc Nazi Reich. A list of their nationalities reads identically with the list of nations the Germans have conquered, subjugated and ravaged. France, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, Lithuania, Greece and so on. . These foreigners hav<! no love for Germany. To the contrary, those capable of any emotion nl nil after all the mind-dulling hardships they've gone through, have only hate for the nation that reduced them to slavery, uprooted them fro their Use Of Heating Gas Restricted Over 11 States Three-Day Ban Placed On Amusement Places In East and MidWest WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. (UP) — The Wnr Production Board tins announced that all theaters, movies, bars, and other amusement places in U eastern and Midwestern states will be barred from using heating gas during the next three days. Bad storms, and low temperatures have caused the sudden shutdown, and the WPB warns that the ban may be continued unless the weather improves. The ban went into effect at 4 o'clock, Eastern War Time, this afternoon. The stales affected are the District of Columbia. New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia', Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, part of Maryland, and part of 1 .Virginia. It looks as if New York City's movies, bars, and bowling alleys will slay warm, however. Use of natural and mixed gas in the state is confined largely to western .New York So according lo Edward Falck,.head of the WPB's Office of War Utilities, the order will not affect New York City. Tlie ban is accompanied by an appeal to local authorities lit the weather stricken region to cut the use of gas in school ami other public buildings as low as possible without endangering the children's or the workers' health. But as far as the amusement places go, Falck suggests, "that they pitch, in and close up for busines; until tlie emergency is over." ; Other, emergency measures an being tightened to deal with tin freigh critical fuel shortage and jam-up. The railroad yards in Buffalo, the second' largest in the nation, ar Virtually paralyzed. Federal author! tlcSiEEVi a- now/four- day.'embargo to take effect early tomorrow, wjl allow the deliveries of food and fue to area in serious Condition. How ever, New York state's emergent:'} director Charles Sells says hopes o increased allotments of coal are "unfavorable 1 thracite. especially us to an their homes, 'and mutilated homeland. Three Different Types • There are three types of foreign workers inside Germany. There nrc those who were simply "shanghaied dragged off and set to work at a machine. There are the prisoners of war, put to work by force, or choosing work to the barbarities of a .-prison-of-wnr camp Inside Germany And finally, there are the legions iwho faced starvation at home after ; their country was ravaged, and •signed-up for work in Germany only .because It offered the attraction of a crust of bread to cat and a place to slfep. . ... • There is a fourth category, hut its numbers are small, made up of those, who Jhought they saw the ing ^bn---the --vHall,-''' wli'ti thought that Germany really had won the war long ago, and who decided to join the Nazi cause -while the joining was-good so they-could benefit by it. Thus, there are six and one halt million potential saboteurs inside Germany today. Six aild one half million potential stabs in the back to a Germany all but prostrate pn the battlefield. i The Nazis knew what thev were building when they started tii'e Tro- 'jan horse. But it offered many aU tractions. The Nazis needed a largo segment .of their manpower for thc army .becauseitheir^plans, for conquest took in some mighty Jong ramparts that had to be watched ( Importations of slave labor from illations going'into" forcc"ior"d!m- thc ranks of their defeated enemies outs to save c oal SbwcfnTn'Lt S0 "' li |! 1 '? " 1C '"""- H WaS Sald a mlmber of b »- si » KS power problem on the home front " Used Defeated Enemies So the Nazis built their labor „..„„ with foreign workers. Defeated enemies turned out war supplies so that German troops could turn ir more defeated enemies. Thai provided more workers. And so the circle went. At one time, the Germans had upwards of 13 million foreigners working in Nazi war plants. Half of them were operating plants in foreign countries, , countries that now have been liberated. However, six and a half million were taken inside the borders of thc German Reich. As far back as mid-1943, this group comprised 30 per cent of thc civilian working population in Germany. In some plants, the percentage of foreign workers ran as high as 90 percent. When thc war began going badly for Germany, -the percentage increased. Not because more workers were imported, but because more Germans were taken off the assembly lines. There have been many instances of sabotage by foreign workers in German plants. But as yet there has been no general uprising. Tlie reasons are clear. The Germans recognized tlie danger they were Inviting, and took stern measures to avoid it. The slave labor Was watched "closely. Nazi spies infested war plants. Even production slow-downs were discouraged by harsh methods. The non-German workers kncVthey had to keep up their rate,' : 'or'-face concentration camps or death. In fact, 'IMsrSystcm of keeping the assembly lines moving was not confined only to the foreigners. Any German worker who showed lack of enthusiasm for the Nazi cause, ran the risk of the same fate. The Nazis maintained their hold on the home front by sheer coercion. But every day the war progresses, the German power of coercion becomes weaker. The tether on the Trojan horse Is becoming frayed. It may never break. But if it does, the Allies may find themselves with the job of protecting Germans rather than capturing them. Subs Bag JO More Jap Vessels; U. S. Forces In Batangas Move Toward Ridge South Of Manila ro'uSf n*? 0 *' 1? t 2 < ru - 1 '->-A«icric,m submarine,, ,n-vv ?i r J "l )llllesc '"f " f supply IK.VD taken 'ajiolhcr heavy (oil of enemy merchant shipping Ihc Navy Department announces that sunk y our , ,^., v,n, unittri ,~>t(I I faMii this young new year. Kemper Funeral Planned Sunday Mrs. Eunice N. Kempoi- Dies At Hospital Here Yesterday Afternoon Nclslcr I'esHols now have in (he Pacific wiir, OS so two medium cargo lnniH|k>rts, esscls, and lwo transport!!, all tOjJapnn's supply sy.slcm. ,,,?' 1 ! c i ll ,', st u '° Nllv >' announcements Indicate ouv subs are m«klng Boot! use of their Philippine bases o prowl closer and closer to • Jap Home waters. For both communi- ".lies have said specifically-',' that an enemy vessels sunk were caught In Far Eastern waters." On the Philippine battlefront.5, General MacArthm's men are ap 1 - pronchlng the defenses of 'the'M«t nlla area. Although General Krue- gers sixth Army has announced "o late gains, It now (stands less l,";,"^ 0 .'"" cs ' lortl1 of ."«= ~P"«''. unr ,, emper. wife of W. A. Kemper, died yesterday afternoon al Blythevillc Hospital. She was 37. Apparently recovering f,- 0 m an operation performed a week ago 1 lied within a short time. Funeral sen-ices will be held t;,,, , -, "" L ul - IIL1U Sunday [iftcrnoon, 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home or Calvary Baptist Church, with place to be announced tomorrow The Rev. R. M. Jernlgan, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, and the Rev. L. o. Scott, pastor of Clear Lake Baptist church, win New York Cotton Mar. . 2177 2188 May . 2162 2175 2176 2186 2162 2168 2175 2159 July . 2121 2136 2121 2129 2118 Oct. Pec. 2054 2072 2048 20C4 2054', 2064' 2052 2048 205(5 20« Business Firms Here Observe Dim-Out Order Lighis of Blythevillc's business section were low last night, in compliance with the government tcg- places had to be reminded by Individuals that bright lights had been ordered out but it was reported that at 10 o'clock, practically all of the neon signs and display window lights were off. A member of the Civilian Defense committee of a northern city told the Courier News today he reminded a number of employes on duty of the order and that all immediately turned out, lights after having been reminded. Injured Sailor Treated At Field Hospital Here John T. Tolbert, sailor visiting relative."; in Lepanto,' was treated for a cut and loss of blood at Bly- thevillc Army Air Reid Hospital last night after two Blythevillemen had played the role of good Samaritan to thc stranger when he collapsed while in Palace Cafe. Wade II. LCD and Starlyn Young, who saw the Navy man collapse in a booth aft or leaving a trail of blood Into thc restaurant, quickly placed him in an automobile and took him to thc hospital. The sailor told hospital attaches he cut his hand and wrist when lie broke thc glass of his car to unlock the door anj that he riid not realize he had lost much blood. It was said Mr. Young, owner of the restaurant, attempted to locate military police by telephone after the customer entered, because of his condition. Within a few minutes the service man had fallen unconscious tvhiie in live booth. .. H <??,P>tal attaches told thc Bly- thcvillc men they probably saved Us life as he had lost much blood, it was said. Hospital attendants told city police the sailor was able" to leave the hospital this morning. Farm Census Takers Are Needed In County The Farm Census in Mississippi County • is progressing unusually slowly because only two workers are gathering information from farm families for federal statistics. With 25 workers allocated to this county, which has more than 7000 farm families, only two have been secured, Tlie government paysi40 cents per 'amlly for asking of many questions from the more than 300 included In he general list, all ot which are lot applicable lo this county, at Elmwood officiate, with burial Cemetery. - Pallbca rears will be Roy Hayncs. Walter Bcacbnm, Churllc Lutes w. C. Lutes. Lester Befieham and Cnrl Deiiton. Born at Henderson, Tenn.. she had lived here a number of years The family home Is nl 214 North Franklin. ••••,/ "Besides her iius'baiui she is survived by two sons. Pfc Alfred Douglas Kemper, with the Ninth Army in Germany, and Elmer Eugene Kemper of fllythcvllle; her mother, Mrs. Emaline Ncilser of Lone Oak community; (,«•[> | )ro th- ers, Malcolm Neislcr of tone Oak nnd Pfc. Albert Deherry Neislcr, with the Army in New Guinea, and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Morris of Lone Oak, South and west of the capital where the Eleventh American Air borne Division landed in Batniigns province, the Yanks have struck put for Talagny Ridge, 20 miles to the cast. From Tatncav RiriL . ' 'b'V Ul«h", ilnsll»v<\J number three curvc.s northward to Manila, about 30 inllcs away.' Til Heads C. of C. .I/. O. Nn'sli,:• llli'thevllle ini|>lc- ment dealer',, who will serve,, RS president of tlie vChainbcr of Com- mqi-ce (his year., I[ c ,, w ns. elected siicceey Paul rtor.' Japs from claim our drive on Manila the north tins been stallert by a Jap ambush. The Japs say Ymik spearheads have been- clit off However, there is no Afncrlcni conf rmation of this claim, and by 0 thc' s T Cl k' ms of - Ja? ' opposition largely false. Tokyo broadcasts also make now claims of American cnsitnltlBs in ? | he Luzon campaign. The Japs say 11 '"' ! " n:l H ' MO Ameri MilligdniRicige Farmed Suffers Fatal Attack Funeral services were held this afternoon for M. E. Miley, farmer, who died suddenly Tuesday night at his home at Milligan Ridge community. He was 67. 'Stricken with a heart attack as ne sat in a chair following supper, he died almost immediately. Tlie Rev. "w. P. Flowers, Baptist mmWer of Lost cane community conducted the rites with burial at Manila Cemetery. Long a resident of West Mississippi County, he had farmed at Milligan Ridge for 35 years. Ho_war,j Undertaking Company was in charge. Mrs. Ella Mai Agee Dies In Memphis Home Services were to be held in Friend- flip. Tcnn., this afternoon for Mrs. Ella Mai Ixiggett Agce, wife of Bruce Agce, who died Wednesday night at her liome In Memphis She was 31. Mr. and Mrs, Agce lived In Bly- Iheville for a number of years until they moved three years ago lo Mem- Phis. She wns reared in Dyersburg, Tcnn., where born. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Teddy Bruce Agce of Memphis; her father, Clyde Leg- Sett of Dyersburg, five brothers and were killed or wounded three weeks of the Luzon The .,Tokyo: j radio Ihnt n-20's lire worrying cities again today. Tokyo ....,., Superfortress dropped bombs Osaka and that other planes coniioileicd Honshu island Korea. oil rennet Olio Cummings Succeeds Banks! Former Gome Warden Here Is Appointed Refuge Supervisor LITTLE ROCK, Pel). 2 (UP) — Governor Limey took time out from us job of keeping tab on the filetc legislature yesterday to name seven men to Male posts. O, E. Chapman of Little Rock was appointed state purchasing asenl to succeed J. E. Victor. Ohnpman a former Jonesboro druir- Bisl. will suvervlBe buying of sup- Bill Approved Laney Will Announce New Public Service Commission Soon Lrrri ( E|..noo.K,'. Fob. 2 (u.p.)_ Tlie Arkansas' House of liepre.sen- tative.s lodriy" passed the Scnale- intrpduceii bill railing for the con- solldatlpni of the state' utilities an corporation commissions. Passage of -tl^c mcnsure llni completes Govenior '-Ijiney's pro- grain for Ihc merger q'f slate com- niisslons -and licpartinenls. .Aides ;of, the 'governor say, ho wi|l, probably ;5,l|jn;.|,h c 1,111 cnj.),. -,-. :wpck, ..Arid.r.esUmnle. ti, nt ej" will .nijmc. his. new Public $jcc.. Cpi))itils.s 1 |on.'.ci'eiite<l by ' the --ire,. before: Fclif.'. 16, ... . '•. 1 'WtSS,"W"r!fi\ v -'(tas refused |o:;a,c.t .on . a.iitendnienls Introduced m. Ui'o Seuiite to (lip General An- J>r9prlnlfaiV..BIM: . House members are. holding off- notion until the niensurfts;rcturiind t () the House from the Upper House. •Kpp. •Lce'Dqhrden-of MI.«Isslppl County .has culled up the -State 1 American First Army Fights Way Into Co/mar, Only French City Now Occupied By Germans PAHIS, Feb. 2 (U.P.)—A bulletin received from tho southern front this afternoon anid Ihc French KirilArm? l"ipii^°i.?il 1 | ) i? 1l i llu n iff £ lsaUnu dt - v of Colmixr, the last i iLiK-ii my iicKt uv Luc Gcnnuiis •' SlxU) IS An»°-'° i"'u U * lhis . !UHlfheh \ rronl . General Dover's ta^DeSZ. 1110 C *'—^' ihSi? col 6 niMi!°ves 8 me/isurc far action Mon'dny 1 'aitenioon. This bill introduced' by Reo. H.-K..Toney of Jefferson' County, calls for VroprJatton' 6f. ^00,009 : to be used for disirlct livcstbcfc'-.shows and a state-wid6. v thp'w- af \Uftlc Hock. ! . \JLeiidcrs In b'oll) Houses hnvc In- |oiitea.:thiil the;acncriil Assemblv lU ' recces : thlB..' '» f tcfncon uiit II ''" '' Uon' Otto dimming* O f West Mem- was appointed game refuge m SUcceetI - - a » s Little Rock. And Ben Hicks of Poplar orove was named to succeed Cummings as supervisor of districTnve.'""' ' hh dc " arimmt ' s A Little Rock lawyer, LcffelGen- our sisters. of Manila Man Wounded In France Jan. 9th 5t«ff Scrgl. Edwin Isaacs Manila has been wounded in action n France Jan. 9, according to a nessBgc received yesterday from he War Department by his sister, Mr,'. Kendall Beiry. This Is the second time Sergeant saacs has suffered wounds, having icon hospitalized for slight Inlu- ie.s- received Oct. 15 in France. He Is with an Infantry Division f the Fir.n Army. Rotations Hear Smith C. G. Smith addressed members Bl5Ul < villc Club, iceting yesterday for luncheon at Hotel Noble, when ho discussed the urrcnt battle raging in Wsshlng- on, D. c., over President Roosc- elts nomination of Henry A Wal- acc as new Secretary of Com- i«rcc, succeeding Jesse Jones n ^, al tllc mecll "g included E. Close of St. Louis, F E 0-cusl of 'Chicago, nnd Jnck Marsh, junior rotarltm. i d dealer, were named to the \ , T ,1™ counc "- And Charles Mendciihall of Little Rock was appointed to the board of review to succeed L. P. Williams. Earl Austin of gi " iC W Couny- Bcntonvillc wns r " 011 f0r Berl0n Weather ARKANSAS-Rnin in south nnd central portions and light snow In extreme north portion* this afternoon. Rain and slightly warmer tonight and Saturday. Lowest temperature registered by the government thermometer during last night was 23 degrees. Chicago Wheat open high low close prxl". May . I6H July . 154 162',;. 161 »4 162 154 154 15VS 1MU Gasoline ration .stamps good for 2200 gallons were stolen last night from the office of the Gulf Oil Company's office. '. Entrance to tho office, at the Half Moon roaj corner of Highway 18 West, was gained by the thief breaking a window to open the door from the Inside after attempting to "Jimmy" the door. E. M. MeCall, manager, said theft of the .stamps from a drawer of his do'k, was discovered this morning after employes found tho floor open nnd the window broken. Deputy Sheriff E, A. Rice and Deputy Sheriff Rnlph Rose'inves- tigated. the ' Word from tho western front* botvrs.alMhe earmarks ot II Oen- £r«l Elsenhower has Iwcn In con- siilliilion wll-h-lih commanders on current operations. And our ground force.s nre stcndlly pushln K Into the enemy territory. dciicrnP Pattoii's Third Army bridgehead ncross tho Our river east of Belgium Is nbv, seven inllcs deep. The Germans apjxjnr to hnvo been .nulling put, O t ninny of their m-sl lines of- tho. Siegfried Lino defenses and concentrating on tho second nnil thicker Iwlt to the rear. German wltlulrawftls from tho fonrfield of their defense lino pnillculnrly noticeable In thc area northeast of Mongolian where Plrsl Army forces, have been probing. Tlio-Ynnks came across plllboxo? nbnmlpnpd . (ippnrciilly' in it great hurry , .because Clermaii weapons worn S.UII. .in. them..' The .American Ninth .nnd British Second.armlos.arc lined up along the' full length, of the Roer river mxl the big-Allied-push, when It comes,- Is likely to begin In area. , U. S. Casualties Total 737,000, Gbvernrnent Says WA8(IfrjqTON,"Fcli, 2, '(UP)'— Thn .yVnr,;aii()'.NaVy, lici'lnrtrhbnis today, llstcd-'total Amcrlciui.crisuat- tles-. of the war no far at 7;t7COn some 35,000 higher than the ' Insl overall compilation. The latest figures now. Include prncllcnlly nil tho casualties sudercd duiiiig the height of the German breakthrough in Belgium In December. Ail oftldnl HusslHii report rclons- cd in Washington claims the Nazis killed 105,000 Soviet prisoners of W»r, and murdered and tortured over 300,000 civilians durliiR their occupation of Lithuania. Tho report also listed In bold-face type the names of Gorman occupation officials to be called to account for the crimes. Theater-Goers Donate $613 To Paralysis Fund -.Patrons attending the Rltz and Roxy 'nicalcrs during the past week have donated a total of $813.33 to the Infantile Paralysis Campaign, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCutclien, theater owners announced today. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL 6TOCK- YARDS-Llveslock (WFA)— Hog receipts 6,600 licad with 6,000 salable. Top price .$14.10; 160-3W pounds $14.70. 130-150 pounds $13.50-$I4.25; sows $13.95. Cattle receipts 3,000 heart with 1.500 salable. Calves GOO. with all salable. Cows S9.00-$U.50; canncrs and cutters $6.75-{8.50; slaughter steers S10.00-$15.50: slaughter heifers $8.75-$15.75: stockcr and feeder steers $8.50-$13.oO. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . May . Oct. . Dec. . 2181 2163 2057 2053 2189 2177 2075 2053 2181 2182 2163 2170 2075 2068 2053 2059 2172 2162 205-1 2045 Spa Officials Investigating Lumber Sales HOT SPIttNaB, Ark., Feb 2 (UP)-Hot 'Springs city officials have begun an Investigation of an alleged "black n) arkct" of lumber In the Arkansas rcsorl city. Warranls have been Issued for Paul Giiuthler, a cotilrnctor, J M Reed, manager of a Hot Springs laundry, and James Shannon Police Chief Wcldon Ritsbcrry says no building permits had been Issued to thc three, although Shannon admits that Gauthfer Is building a home for him and Reed says a boiler room Is being built at Ihc rear ot his laundry. War Production Board officials arc expected to begin n probe of use of essential materials In more than 100 building projects In thc Hot Springs area within a few days. Officer Is Promoted Lieut. L. E. Old Jr.. of Blythevilie has been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant in the Infantry Lieutenant and Mrs. Old are making their home at camp Plckelt Va., while he is stationed there Late Bulletins NKW YORK, F*b 2 u, , that .Prin« Cyril of ft formrr Prtmier Bofdin «nfl I,leutcnanl Generml Mikov, former r*»ent, were «- «su(td In Soflu list nl*ht after bclnt contfertned fw tmwon br ' a people's court '\ BROOKi,v r N, Feb. i (U.P.)— l're.«ld«it : Qldeora* of Brooklyn College has Just announced that thn five- bxskctball (earn member* who confenscd ,t« acoepllnr brllws to "threw" a rime h»ye l)«n from the Extra Actors Go On Strike In Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, Fob 2 (UP) — 1Ifllly«'ootj is faced with tho threat of having to' htnke movlai with nothing hut stars. 'I ho lesser lights ' »ro out, ' slrlke Some 3000 •cxlrns anil bit nclon tho. people who make up the .._.„ Kccne«, hiive s,tfti!trl a wnlkolit And. hundreds of pickets have been' 'or- ilei'crt to' .liu-rouhd all of Holly J wood'.i. major studios T)IQ union bujjfiurui agent for tho e«lrns called the stilko to ciifonjo dcmnmis for n contiacl covering wages, hours nnd working conditions. The extras' union, nil In- deiremlcnt nrgnnlrntlon, also Is cr Bnncd In a Jiirls'dlbllonal. dlsput the Screen Actors Oulkl, I Russians Mass Along Stream Before Berlin Citiiens of Kusrrin Beat Off Red Tanks, t , According To Enemy LONDON, Feb. 2 (UP) - The "Ported the start _n> ;.-••••- — "•- Oder rlvci, i »lth Jt, the battle of Berlin nf „JnW 1 *' ruftnln e 'M ahead of official MOMOW communlciues say the Russians are massed along from both sides of rrankfuiTto'the area northwest or Kuslrin, within' 39 miles of Berlin. '« say column tried to foice •<• Kustrln, but that 'It the A Huzi military spokesman ,-altl Russian , drive hi, reached ,, t * rt , of the <™™>of the He called the river il,, Q the hSn . ld b * rrter rr ° nt > wh lch will halt the Russian 'Armies Another claim that the Red Ai- Bt lll ° Oi!cr * *™ ""."'i.ty 'he Nazi party newspaper, VolkfscherBcobachlor. which "Bin « "Wo will block the path O f the ° bstaclM to overcome them Wth sue. WM )c forces as h ° ave so bank of , t) lc newspaper, J" ther Oormnn reports ^knowledge tlwl the Rtls- ta V ° . S crnin ^ d'spntchei do not the same confidence thnt can ^top the .Russian s t. ^ rtln <«»patch relayed by Btockholm^for example, sa>s blimt- ' > frollt lillc clt y of nu, , em ' Bur ners ,l(av f been made to renl- 'V they streets expect fighting in the i v Trje dispatch, KOSS on to stieeUi, that tUo oltl/cns of Berlin are deeply IhipiesSecl by the of mai ehlng Volkstumi 01 home'gusrc}4ro6j)5 These arc GBf- iminy.s- last, reservoir -of flghtinn which the slur's anei featured play ers belong.- . , • Officials of llic Piclur Producers Association my they re fuse to be drawn Into the Jurlsdlc llomi! dispute', but hnyc offered t . Hie'other demands by th extra;. ' } . The extras'. union Contends th screen Actors Guild 6]io\i|d h»v nothing to ^lo with awlgninif v,-r for extras nnd bit plnvers Tlie ox Iras union defeated -the guild In labor board election In Dccembci to determine : wliich group nhoul act as bargRlnlhj? »Beht for'both cxtrns nnd fcit plnyers Tilt troub! Is Hint .'omc bit players bclon to Die Scrwn 'Actors Guild. Oulld officials snj the stars an fcfttiircd players.will ignofo plcke lines of the other union.. At th snmc time, the frulld" asks th NLRB. to clarify tht st»tus of th bit players who are borderlln workers In cinema production*. Tin studios can continue to oixsrat without extras oil somi film where crowd scenes are not itri portanf, to the slory but work on the large spectacle productions will he rtymled. Groundhog Of Punxsutawney Sees His Shadow PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa., Feb. 2 (U.p.>—chilly citizens across Ihc country have their eye, not on thc thermometer, but on the lowly ground hog who for 364 days out of the year Is a lowly rodent, but on February 2nd becomes an honored prophet. And one groundhog In particular is stealing the show, as usual. Called "Chuck'- by his close friends, this brown bcavcr-toolhcd king of liole-diqgcrs put on his annual exhibition at Pinmulawney. Pn. Outwardly Chuck looks like ?ny other groundhog. But the people sayer when they sec one. For 75 years a group of die-hards, muffled to the ear.s and bolstered by n few refreshments, hike to a certain spot In the Punxsulawney hills, Then Chuck takes over. This morning he yawned, stretched, yawned again, and then set to work burrowing out of his blanket of snow. . > His entrance to the sunny world Was a masterpiece of staging. First came his head. Then tho rest of his ivoolv brown body. Then, with dignity and Infinite liolsa Chuck climbed to the edge The anxioas group of devotees to this seer of seers held their breath. "There It Is boys," said nay Bowers, a man of faith, "there it is—the shadow. Six more weeks of whiter!" The Pmixsutawncy legend has it that It Chuck sees his shadow, and he did, winter will hold sway for six more weeks. So, having completed his act, Clutck shivered, turned and hurried buck to his warm burrow. He'll be out when It's nice and warm. Mrs. S. Fleeman, Manila Dies At Clinic Mrs. Mnttle Palmer Fleeman, wife of Sam Flccmnn of Manila, died Ihls morning at noblnson clinic there. She was 32. She underwent an operation 10 days ago. . .''..'./. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete this morning with services expected to be held Sunday Long a resident M Manila, she also is survived ty a daughter, Ze- lula Flecman. of Manila, and a sister, Mrs. Cliyton Wuson of St Louis, who was with her sister wlicr she died. Howard Undertaking Convpany is in charge. N. Y. Stocks AT&T 160 3-4 Amcr Tobacco 69 Anaconda Copper 31 1-4 Belli Steel 71 Chrysler . > 95 3.4 Coca Cola 137 3-4 Gen Electric 35 5.3 3en Motors 64 3-8 Montgomery Ward ....... 51 1-4 Y Central , 2J 1-2 [nl Harvester 773-4 *Jorth Am Aviation .-.,'. 0 5-8 ^public Steel ....,..,,.. 201-8 laclio , 12 5-8 Socoiiy Vacuum .......v.. 15 3-4 Sludebaker ,,, 23 Standard of N J ...'.: 68 Texas Corp ...,',.,.,;....V'52 1-2 'ackard 6 l-t of Punxsulawney know a soolh- of his liome, sat or. his haunches. He's smart. A lot of people aren't! U S Slcel !.!!!!!!!!"!"! 61 1-8 Power. Although the German reports f " 1 "* "re only 39 miles from. Beilin, the Moscow official report^ hnvc not gone beyond pHc- »'E Red Army, columns (to , miles from the enemy capital However, "Ispnlehcs from Moscow toJlay report that floods of Russianjtank- mid infantry, hrc'poiirlrfi j over a ••ron_d belt of German territory east or Jicrlin, io c\pi u it*ihe gams of 'heir advance armoied spearhead? Property May Be Converted For Rental Use Blythevllls has been designated an area eligible for unlimited -onverslorw under the H-3 program of the National Housing Agency it was announced today by w S Daniel, State PHA Director. Mr. Daniel said, 'This mean's that authorization may be obtained anfl preference ratings had for Ilia conversion of existing residential structures Into additional living accommodations for rent The con- verrlon may Include the creation of a separate living unit, in a structure, or the addition of a room 01 rooms to a structure for occupancy by persons in addition to those no.v domiciled In the building. Also, an 6*lstlng rtsldential structure ivhich is uninhabltabl* may be placed In & habitable condition if ft Is to b- rented " 'Tho purple of the program,' vtr. DanleUlaled, "is to relieve the lousing situation In Blytheville by sroviding.^additional accommoda- lons through the utilization and tonyerslon . of existing residential )roperlles.'No new construction will )c permitted. Under this program no projects will be approved which do;not, prpyide additional living fn- filltteS fat/reiit, however occupancy will not b<5 rwlrle'led to war workers." • ;,v.;' .. '...' . . •• Y : Applies lions'...for authority and priority; assUtanpo, must be filed Mlth th c . FHA'. office., If was : announced,' ,' "' '' •' v Ailh^nt'Clciims -ife-(Df Yarbro Man'-Early Today Henry.Alfred Burk, farmer living mile-^-est of Highway gl^near r arbro,' died this morning, 3:30 'clock, at-his home. He was 65. DeathHollowed a two weeks 111- less believed 'caused by a kidney ilment.. Funeral services will be held to- norrbw morning, 10 o'clock, at Holt Mineral Home by the Rev. D 'O. ttndman, pastor of Yarbro Mettio- Ist church, - ,• ->-i , t Burial will be'al Memorial Park Cemetery.^ > He'is survived by hk wife, }.irs. Thelnm Burk; a sail, L K Burk, net a daughter, .VJrgirJit iiurlr.

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