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^, XLI—NO. 273 Tempers Flare In Heated Debate On House Floor iV'V Pope County Lawyer Challenges Opponent To 'Meet Outside' LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 6 (UP) The Arkansas House of Represent atlves has accepted their confer cnce committee's report on the sal ary increases in the general appro priatlon bill for Supreme Cour employes. Debate over Ihe matter was Ib holiest seen in the House so fa Ihls session. Just before.the Housi, accepted the report. Representative Dolan Bun-Is of rope County in vlted Representative James Camp bell of Garland County outside the legislative halls to see."who is tli hardest headed." Burris later offered his npologie to the House membership, ant Campbell In particular. He said he took his stand against salary raises and retirement pay for Supremi Court justices because his ocopii did not think it was right. Tlie invitation to meet "outside 1 followed a talk by Campbell hi be half of adopting the committee re port. Campbell pointed out that he was addressing the other member of the House and was not attempt- Ing to change Burris' mind becalisi "that is something that can't be done." Tlic vote lo accept the confer ence committee report was, 40 to 38 And Representative Merle Smitl of Pine Bluff, co-chairman of the budget committee, expressed doubi that the amendments could bi. adopted loday after the small margin . by which the report was accepted. Earlier, the House passed a bil requiring blood tests for prospective mothers as a means of pre- BlythevUJi BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — : ____^_™ 1 DOPANT NKWSPAPEH OP. iloHTHKAST AIWAMH^R *«» „.-. , ~T_ * •»-* * f K^ ARKA1MHAB AND BOUTHKA8T MISSOURI venting the spread .syphilis. of congenita .-The measure, introduced by Ren- resenlatlve ,w. H. Ablngton of White County, received a bare majority. The vote was 51 to 19., Ablngton admits that the proposal, is "somewhat radical and a definite departure in the care of pregnant women." But he adds It. would serve to reduce greatly the death and crippling rate due to'.the disease." . 'The legislators voted down an attempt by Representative Melvin T Chambers • of Columbia County to amend the measure so that all per- ,sons;|u:the : 3 tate would-be required lo. take, blood tests. '• ,Jn the Senate, the long-delayed appropriation for the Stnlc Police Department has beeh passed. However/ the measure, colling for an appropriation of more than $253000, wasn't passed until all amendments were withdrawn House Approves Marriage Bill 'CooMng-Off Period Of 3 Days Provided In Buchanan Bill LITTLE ROCK. Feb. S.—Tlie Buchanan bill designed to prevent hasty marriages in Arkansas by requiring a three-day waiting period before issuance of a license cleared Us first legislative hurdle when the House passed the measure, 55 to 26 yesterday. Introduced by Mrs. Leslie w. Buchanan of Nevada county it was R. compromise to meet objections against two other bills requiring a waiting period and blood tests. Opponents of the measure, most 'of them from Eastern Arkansas, said nn effort would be made to beat it In the Senate. Referring to recent announcement by a Missouri legislator proposing repealer that state's waiting period law because "Missourians were going into Arkansas and other adjoining states to be wed, Mrs. Buctmnan said marriage should not be placed on "a dollars and cents basis." No marriage would be voided for failure to comply with the provisions In the Buchanan bill requiring filing of Ihrec-day notice by cither part}' but lhc county clerk could he fined $100 to $500 for failure to enforce it. Judges of the county, probate, circuit or chancery court could waive lhe waiting period in cases where they considered it unnecessary. Those voling for the measure, according to lists published today, included Representatives Bcarden and Word. Representative Flcemim was listed as voting agalnsl'the bill and absent or not voting was Representative Wunderllch. • W. H, Ingraham Dies William Harvey Ingraham, 57, died Friday at his home at West Ridge. He was a veteran of World War t. . Services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Garden Point Chuch, near Lcpanlo, Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Ingraham; a daughter, Mildred Ingraham, two sons, Lynn and Ncal Ingraham, both of West Ridge; two stepsons, Leon nnd Dale Carpenter, both of the Navy; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Alexander of Blytheville and Mrs. Bonnie House of North Kittle Rock; and three brothers, Oscar Ingraham of Blytheville, Sam Ingraham of Little Rock and Jou Ingrnhom ol Gideon, Mo. Bailey Will Conduct Fight Against FPC LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 6 (UP>Former Governor Cnrl E Bnile\ will represent the State of Arkansas In the Arkansas Department of Public Otilllies fight against Ihe Federal Power Commission Attorney General. Guy Williams announced the appointment of Bailey as special lawyer for the state yesterday.- Bailey, aided by Assistant Attorney General Cleveland Holland, will represent the State in suits filed in U S Dis- trict'Court a I Washington against both lhc FPC and the Slate Utilities Department by the Arkansas Power and Light Company. The company contends It cannot abide by .conflicting orders of, the. two regulators' bodies concerning the keeping of its account books In .announcing the appointment of Bailey, Williams said, "The time has come to determine whether states' rights are to prevail." -And added: "If Ihe FPC wins out In this controversy it will mean thai' all of our state commissions must defer -to the Federal .Government 1 . And therefore lhc Jurisdiction and powers of all oiir local commissions will be. dissolved and our -legislature will become Impotent." • Accused Spies Plead Inndcent As Trial Opens NEW YORK;'reb. 6 'JU.PJ-^ William C. Colcpaugh and Erich Ghnpel went on trial as. German spies before a' military -commission in New York City.'this'morning.. The two men were', arrested 'by the FBI last -November after being landed on the coast of Maine by an enemy submarine. .-'.,The two men have pleaded Innocent. They were brought in-to the Army, court from Governor's Island; jail shortly after the commission '. convened. -, Gcrma'ii 'born Erich Glmpel : came first, dressed In a 'blue -suit and. colored" shirt. His face was • expressionless. ..The othcV alleged'spy, William Colepaugh, -a Connecticut .Yankee who . deserted from the Merchant Marine, came in •shortly" aftw- wards'. The Army's Public Relations officer-described.Colepaugh as being cleanly'shaven .-with R-.lock-of- his hail-, Hitler -'fashion, hanging over on'e'eye. •-•.-, . . . Incidentally, the 17-y'eh'r/old' Boy Scout; flsVVard Hodgkins, who aid- : e'd Die. FBI in ..trapping .'the two alleged spies says he' does not expect-to .testify at .the trial.,... Rites Are Held Here Today For Missouri Farmer •Funeral services were toi'be held .his afternoon for' P.' L. Qa'tewpod of Hermondalc, Mo., V"o dlid Sunday afternoon at.. Walls He was 63. ' Hospital. . Strick6n with a heart attack, he was removed to the hospital .where 'ie died a short time later. Long ii farmer Jn Holland arid other points of Southeast' Missouri, ':tc was employed at a Missouri state line service st.-ition when stricken.' Born at Gorham. ill.; he went to Southeast Missouri 32 years' ago. Rites were lo be conducted by the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church, at - Cobb Funeral Some, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Haggle Gatewood; three daughters, vlrs. N. E. Linguist of Lexington, 5y., Mrs. Earl Wimbcrly of Haytl, Ho., and Miss Geneva Gatewood of St. Louis, and two sons, Cecil Gatewood of Joncsboro and Corp. Ralph Gatewood of Camp Crowdcr, Mo. Tommy B. Odom Suffers Wound Battling Nazis LUXORA, Ark., Feb. 6 — Pfc. Tommy B. Odom, first commander if his squadron in the Infantry of he Seventh Army In Fl-ancc, was wounded in action Jan. i6 In France, the War Department, has notified his wife, Mrs. Onie Odom, of Lurtra, Private Odom took his jasic training at Camp Robinson, lilltlc Rock, and was sent overseas n October. 1944. He has been awarded the Com>at Infantry badge, which is given o men who meet the strict requirc- ncnts of conduct, and who have proven themselves In combat. War Prisoners May Be Moved To Pulp Plants County Farm Leaders Say Loss Of Workers Would Mean Disaster 'Mississippi County faced a crisis today with reports that prisoners of war In Arkansas camps nre being moved to pulpwood plants, bringing up. the-visibility that another bumper crop cannot be harvested from the 560,000 acres of farm land in 1945 and the likelihood that the 50,000 bales ol cotton .yet In the fields will never be picked. Despite ,the fact that prisoners of war are not good help) they nre better than none at all, In the opinion of leading farmers and agriculturists who viewed the possibility with grave concern. .' " Reason for removal of prisoners, whjch Include mire than 2500 from the six camps In Mississippi County ,• was that a recent labor report showed they were being utilized only 37 to 38 per cent of their.maximum work hours, Indicating'that heed for .. „ . „......* ..„>..„ labor now .may. be greater in the '" lts l' r «cnt form. They believe ils pulp Iriduslry than In cotton plcklni- " ' and other Bgricullural work. ".This theory was declared ridiculous by, leading Mississippi County farmers- and agricultural workers w,ho pointed out prevailing, rainy weajher here much of the late Fall and Winter had kept prisoners out of. the field but that'they were used constantly when weather permitted. Already several hundred prisoners are said to have been sent from camps-, iii Mississippi County but commanding-officers at the prisoner of' war camps declined to make official' statements. Because there Is- !io other labor available for pulling of the 50.000 bales in the field, due to the wet Fall-, and labor shortage, this cotton needed. for .the. war effort will not be picked It the. prisoners are removed, it', was- said. - .' .•Pointing out that'farmers cannot, make plans for ' 1045 farming' unless they; know; what '-to expect In the .way of labor; agricultural leaders' predicted widespread c'onfusto: in .the farm sections. Mississippi .County, the largesl cottori-protluclng,. county in the World, not only jrows:bumper crops 9f-cqttbn but ; also provides much alfalfa, soybeans, a'nd'corn, as well as,food crops, none'of which can be Harvested •without -labor. : 'Witli'"fainjs.-'bf .''this" section already stripped; of civilian .labor, loss of-prison labor : possibly; will mean that some of the richest land in the world, will be-Idle'at-a time, when land-crops are sorely, needed, it was .id.; . -•: ', ' i Although farmers of this section were'given no guarantee that prisoners.-, of war' would be left here for" any certain-length of time, it was generally.-understood, if certain conditions'.for .living quarters were .met,. that the prisoners would remain 1 here- through 1015. i Farmers leasing prisoners for work now :are spending'$2.50 daily for each 200 pounds of coUon pulled, which Is considered a high price but which farmers arc willing to pay to get the cotton harvested, it •was pointed.out. ' BLYTHH!VILLE,''ARKANSAS. TU1CSDAY, KKUIIUAKY G, 1945' Unions Promise To Leaye Bi|ls To Legislature LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 6 (U.P.)— The trade unions of Arkansas say they will, not fight any measures having to do with organized labor which may be Introduced in the Arkansas General Assembly. In a signed statement to Governor Lancy this morning, the union said it would not. fight for or against any bills Introduced In the legislature concerning union labor. And added: "Organized labor is willing to rest ils cose In Ihn hands of duly elected member.? of the General Assembly, and will have no active lobbies in the Icgisla- Uve hslls." The statement was signed eight labor rcpre.senlallves. House Banking Group Approves George Measure Wallace Supporters . Hope Confirmation 1 Will Be Achieved ; WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. (UP) — Confirmation of former Vice President Henry Wullncc us secretary of commerce- appears to be n sten closer today. The House Hanking Committee ins voted unanimously ( o approve he George bill, the measure which If passed by the House, woiild scpa- rn(c the. government's loaning agencies troui the Commerce Department. ' , . , ' At the same lime the Banking Committee has rejected three Republican amendments to Impose further restrictions on Ihc DepurlineiU of Commerce, amendments which observers believe might cause President Roosevelt to veto the measure and thus delny Us passage. Supporters of Wallace nrc trying to push the bill through'.ihe House approval, as is, .would lead to prompt confirmation of the former vice president to the commerce post, However, when the George bill comes on the floor of the House It won't get clem- sledding by aiiy means. The Republican amendments which were offered by Hep. 'Jesse Wolcott of Michigan were defeated by narrow margins, committee members voting nlmost entirely along party, lines. And Wnlcc.lt' has ah. noimeeti that he will ask the Kutes Committee to permit him to carry n fight for the more restrictive measures to the House Itself. There both Republicans and some conservative Democrats are expected to support his proposals. .". The Senate Agricultural .Committee is -taking up the .so-called "little Wallace case" today, the case of Aubrey Williams who luis been nominated 'for the post of: Rural Electrification administrator:-. Williams told the committee today' that contrary to charge's, he 'is hot "n Communist, has never attended « Communist meeting and has never teen knowingly employed as n Communist. ,; ' , Mc.-niwhile, the manpower problem Is still occupying a central spot In the news from the nation's car*. Secretary of War Henry 0' Sll son is,qu<itcd DS -telling-thtt.Hoi. Military Affairs Committee that he wants passage of. work or else legislation more to bolster morale oil the fighting fronts than for Its direct results in war production. Stimson is said to have made his statement shortly after top officials of the War and Navy Department.-, met in closed session with the committee in a last minute effort to .support the administration's sag-' ging fight for such a measure. Lee Mil.ler Dies After Operation; Rites Tomorrow Lee Miller, long a farmer here, died yesterday afternoon at Memphis Methodist Hospital lo where he. was admitted Jan. 17. He was 55. Dentil followed on operation for stomach ailment. Born ncnr Jackson, Tcnn., he came here 40 years ago. The (amlly lives at 605 South Franklin. Funeral services will lie held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Full Gospel Church on Lilly street by "if, ? cv> Im Br 5' cc ' Pastor. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, 'Mrs. Anna B. Miller; three sisters, Mrs. Mac Wicker nnd Mrs. Hattlc Wicker of Blythevlllc, and Mrs. Lila Stovall of Keiscr, nnd four brothers, Bert and Mitten Miller of Blylhe- ville, Jim Miller of Holland, Mo., and Lnrcnce Miller of New York. Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge. by SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Reds Seize Bridgeheads Across Oder, Nazis Say; 'Big Three' Now Meetina F.D.R., Statin ' And Churchill Chart Victory Conference Underway Af Undisclosed Point British Official Says LONDON, Feb. 6 •<U.I'.)-Tills ofternoon . President Roosevelt Prime Minister Churchill, nnd Premier Slalin iirc holding a rcnde- vqus will) victory, a vlclory being won i,lowly, painfully, but surely on battlcfronts circling Ihe globe, As the three leaders, nt some undisclosed iwinl, nmi> out the future-pf the free world ' thirteen Allied nnnles, representing at least ilvo major nations, arc bcndlni; buck lhc borders of Genminy both at the ea.st and the west. And vast flEPl-v of Allied- wnrpltines are maintaining the daily deliveries of nlgli explosives to tho jittery cities if the Reich. . The actual confirmation that the 'Dig Three" nre in Kos.slon came today from Sir Walter citrine >lhu general secretary of the British f'j fides Union Congress. Taking the stand before ihe opening Mission.of the labor nicet- Ing, Citrine explained that Prime Minister Churchill could not address the assembly because "lip Is at the conference bl the three great powers Iftklng plnec at this very moment." ' ' However, lie 'did not announce; the site of the conference, and would revenl no details, The White House in Washington' refused to comment on the subject and olhe Jfflclal <iM,arl,cis t nlsCMCinnln silent. N.Ystocks" Weather ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy Uiis afternoon nhd tonight. Warmer in cast and south portions tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy and colder. Fresh to strong winds on the AT&T Amer Tobacco . 162 1-4 70 1-2 coast. Chicago Wheat open high low close vr.cl. y . 163 163!i 16«i 163ii 16314 July . 155VI 15554 154K 15554 155 Anaconda Copper . 31 3-8 Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric . ....... Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . . 39 1-8 65 1-8 SO 3-4 N Y Central 23 1-2 Int Harvester . 18 Republic Steel . ..'. 20 5-B Socony Vacuum 16 Studcbakcr 23 3-4 58 1-2 52 1-2 61 3-4 Standard of N J Texas Corp. U S Steel . County RE A Prepares For Post-War Expansion Electric lights will be .shining rom more than 3000 farm homes n Mississippi, Craighead and Polnsette coimli&s Immediately fol- owlng the war, customers of the Ilsslsslppi County Rural Electric Cooperalive were told yesterday flernoon at the annual meeting ere when officers and , directors were elected, report made of the ast year's business and plans an- .ounced'for post-war expansion. With 1450 rural families now enjoying comforts afforded by modern electricity, an, appropriation of 4240,000 made in July, will enable this cooperative to electrify 1500 more farm homes, Immediately after peace comes. It was announced. The 425 miles of electric lines through tlie counties will bo extended until there Is another 300 miles, the overflowing court room audience was told by H. C. Knapncnberger manager. P. A.. Rogers of Clear Lake was elected president; Charles R. Coleman of Osceola, vice president and b. E.-Scgraves of Luxora, treasurer. Other members of the Board of Directors for 1945 are: - Charles Lulcs of Blythevlllc, W. E. Ha°cn m F 1 '! 1 '^*"' r / "• Raspberry of Blyhetvillc, John F. Bcarden of Leachvllte, John G. Hoyt Jr. of Lcacnvillo, Otto Kochler of Dell Lloyd Shclton of Osceola and J B Johnson of Osceola. There were 580 customers present to hear D. v, Maloch of Osceola, extension agent in South Mis- volopmenl of REA In Mississippi County. Established in 1939, he told of the expansion and post-war plans and pointed out that this cooptia- tivc lias the largest appropriation from the federal government to make such new construction a certainty. Farmers who are enjoying luxuries of electric lights, bath rooms with good water, pumped by electric motors, electric " stoves, refrigerators, frozen food nulls, washing machines and iroiifrs for the first lime, applauded the .speaker ,i,s he told of hos' other farmers in this .section, not now served by the REA or other electric companies, soon would have these sariie comforts. Killed At Front Pfc. J. C. Privett, 37, Dies In Luxembourg Serving Under Patton Thirteen-year-old Billy Gene Prlvctt, eldest of eight children, Is the man of his house totlny. His father, Pfc. J. c. Prlvctt, 37, was killed in action Jan. 20 In Luxembourg, after having been Inducted last March. He also leaves his wife, Mrs. Riichel Corkrnn • Prlvelt, 'who lives with her four sons and foiir daughters at -(03 Madison; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Privett of Blythevlllc: a sister, Mrs. Grace Corkran of Blytheville and Long Beach, Calif., and five brothers Fred and Lcvl Prlvctt of Halls' Tcnn.. Frank Privett of BlyUicvlllc nnd Browder Prlvctt of Greenville, Miss., and Corp. Percy Prlvctl with the Signal Corps In Germany. Private Prlvelt, mechanic and service .station operator In business with Fred Caldwcll on South Division, hud lived here 17 years. He was born near Halls, Tcnn Following his call, he trained a|. Camp Robinson nnd Fort Me.idc, Md., before sent overseas Sept. 8 With the Infantry of the Third Army serving under General Pnt- ton, he wrote In a letter Jan. 10, the Isst received: "I am getting plenty to cat and plenty of cigarettes so don't worry about me. I TODAY'S \VAll ANALYSIS Reds Trying Old Plan Of Encirclement By IMVID WKKKS ' United 1'resj SUff \Vrllcr The Russians arc applying the UuriuiKvit and Win-flaw trciv'mcnt to Berlin. It's one of lhc oldest patterns In the book of military strategy—tho wide encirclement, 'but Ihe Ger- miins cniinot prevent U. The keys |o this Red Army plan pf encirclement arc Steltln, less than 100 miles northeast of Berlin, nnd Urcshiu, some 200 miles lo the soulhdvbt. Dispatches tell of a powerful new 'Red Army drive westward from their bridgehead across the Oder gj, Cl i nlollud tho capital of Hik Is a carbon copy of the Hus•s "n technique In tlic battle of Warsaw, when they scl/.cil crowing: of tile Vistula river at Bamlmlm some 200 miles below Ihe cnnUnl. It's also a repent performance ol Ino campaign for Budapest, whci lhc Soviets stormed across tin, Danube below the Hungm-lnn cap Itnl, nnd swept to Lake Btilulon. In both these older Russians Now 32 fo,35,Mffes From Berlin, Enemy Announces; Germany Loses City Of Steiriau Hie biiUlcfioiiiM By United' the scene of small but \iO- . ho soul hern' arms of the pincers hud their norther] coimtci'iHirl.i At Warsaw, Marshal nokossovsky'' army plunged over (lie Hug rlvc above Warsaw, then Mrenmcd westward jilong Uie upper bank of Ihe Vistula, far beyond Ihc-PolMi oa|i- Ital. At Bi!iln]>p,st Hit.' lltisslans nnmmcral along 'the border o Hungary nntl Czechoslovakia, above Budapest and ubovo the Danube ' iippei am getting back immediately." 'In the saddle' Billy Gene, who is In the seventh grade of Junior High. Is employed at -his uncle's service sla- tlon who In the afternoon. Children attend Central School arc Duanc, 12; Patty Jean, 10, and J. C. Privett Jr.. 8. The other children are James eroy, 5; Elizabeth Ann. t; Peggy Bell, three and Linday Fay Privelt. bom tliree weeks before her father went to war. The War Department, which yesterday notified Mrs. Privett of her husband's death, said details would bo revealed In a Icttlr following. Pfc. James L. Mobley Of Keiser Is Wounded Mrs. Edna A. Mobley of Keiser has received a telegram from the War Department Informing her that icr husband Pfc. James L. Mobley, was seriously wounded In action Jan. H, somewhere In Germany. Mrs, Mobley received a letter from lier husband written on the 16th, saying th was "making it O.K. Private Mobley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mobley of Reiser, entered the service In May, 1014, and was sent overseas In November. He has a small daughter, Nortna, also living in Kclscr. Chicago Rye . ' open high low close nr.cl. May . !U-)i 115 113ii 114T4 114-X July . 11IK 112 110;$ 111% lllft 11 bent abruptly westward in this case, tho ' Hussions nisi crosred the Danube on'the nortl and began a elosc squcc/o of nml- npesl, when the Germnns loft llpwful garrison lo defend It. 'TllJ jfortlim-n colinlcrpni'l of.'tfic southern plnccr.v "on Berlin," 1 .. out toward SUiltln, llu porl clly on lhc Dnltlc. 1 Ifero, the Sovlels, If Uicy em force frcrosslnif of tlie Oder, cm swccip across flat Rroimd nrogrrs slvely culling off Berlin from al her northern ports, Rostock, lliun- burg nnd Kiel, and then Bremen. Hut In.all likelihood, the .south. cm Russinn cncli-iJcinenl nr;n wll be Uie mo.sl powerful and the most ininortanl. Once across the Odor river li force at Uresl.-iu, tlie Rn.s>lnns could send a strong column up thr- riilh-oad nnd siiperhlgliwny ning straiglit lo nerlln. The rest of the Red Army conic c moved due west, along relatively smooth ground with cood highway systems, across the fringe of Czechoslovakia. The bin goal of this force woulc 1 be the German city of Dresden some 160 miles west of Urc.slau and about 110 miles due south Berlin. Dresden.Is n prime larpet for >„, Russians to shoot at. It Is the link in the one major rail line the Germans have connecting them with "iclr southeastern front and Vlcn- Wlthou't Dresden, German _„,.,- municatlon would have lo bo ralli- ed-comnlctcly around Czechoslovakia, dawn throng]) Mimleli nnd wlnV| C ° ensLw(ircl lo Vienna, a line lo lhc disihnco. Thc ln Gcrm°n" ll a < l- rcadv nro hard-pre=scd ' nlcallon.s. However, Ihc siRiilficatice of siich fi twin tlrlvc around Berlin Is brought home strikingly when It is rr ," „., lliat "nmburg, northwest of Her In. nnd Dresden, due south of Berlin, arc both on the Elbe rlv- ln other words, If the Russians »er e able to reach bo'h Hamburg nml DrMdcn, they would then establish anchors of a new line Hint would be west of Berlin. Tl'oOcrmaiis then would be faced with lhc problem of flghllng a .h 0 "^' 11 wnr in lhe wcs *. Between the Elbe anj the Rhine rivers. , Thl5 '.? r course, is drawing a pattern which Is far bcvond the present military .situation. But it's ."vmntomallc 0 [ the predicament the Germans face. If they choose to stand and fight for their capital, they lace encirclement Just as Warsaw and Budapest were ciictr- Yct, the Germans have readied point where they cannot withdraw much farther. Tlic German lines are now com- Inir .10 close that In order lo retreat scforc the Russians, the Germans have to advance toward the Allies in the west. And vice-versa. Wilson Schools Reopen As Meningitis Declines With no new case of spinal men- iRlds reported In IO days, the. schools at Wilson have reopened md the disease, apparently Is on the decline, It was announced today by Dr. E. C. Budd, direclor of Mississippi County Health Unit. There have been 12 cases re- icrlcd since the disease broke out <oout two months ago at Victoria. Japs May Fight On North Luzon Most Of Jap Troops Believed In Hills; Manila Writron Off .wSSra^t.fn.irUuI ttilunls Ihls afternoon | (1 t) le U IB nyslery of thu Pacific, Japiin'smll- Hiirv default of Munlln The capital' obseucrs .say the Itick of .serious enemy reslitancb ai'ouiul Manila Is nothing less than Hove Hint tliq jupaiiosc l"nB°coi|I ccnli-nte,! ,,>ml ,,t their forces In oithcaslcrn Lu/on, that tho ene- iiy will ,mnftc -his final uland in "'"•nWrt.i.noiinlahi.') theic. """ w of;,;nn strength on LU- end of tlic line bofoio *the imperiled enemy cnpitnl, AiieI nnotWr iMSslmlstfc admission Horn the Oerm»n high command re**I l ii i Ul8 Russlnn Army to,the KOUth In &llesla.once more Is on the ntlRck The, fortress city of Slelnau industrial center, »hlch llcb'on the weit bank; of the Oder rlVer. is about 30 miles from Brcbluu, tho capital of Silesia Moscow,still hns no connrmatlon of ellhor of those Berlin reports Liilesl dispatches from the Soviet capital referred only to the rtilves on Kustiin and J-rankfuit -ihc'-e Is no mention from cither Axis 01 ' —1111(1 most of (licse lio mny have escaped to Hit •fans.!' "W.Wc-, JtfMff* , ..llioiiBht to havq.Vbcon soiitliem LIIWJII. • auoss ' . Amerlcnn strong .' points on Mlu- '°'° I « ll " 1(l '- ; And there Is specu- I1N " 1 ' tIl !f l ,' 11 ml likely Luran would be the nren for Japanese ic- Uie tho tlslance, for scvcra. moiinliiInous countiy " offci's An j s 01 Allied sources of the battle foi the Baltic poit of Stettin, far to (he W m °" Acrosh bomli-blasled Germany Iho loft nrm of the Allied squce/e- lilay on Qorltn also Is closing in 'lowly but surely, American nnd trench hoop's nre edging forward nnd at'each report the black line on the map sags deeper Into Gei- nmny j,, ( The Sicg'frlcd Line ijas been cn- Iplftialr assault i I,,,.,. ,, J -JIIL.I « uiu JiilYIJ luiK OUl I ie nS . i""""'" 1 " Cfe " scs ' "'wore'nil-along UC.S ICIaLlVflllr Moan P« +!,_ KI.- i.... , ... fa t v.*- ------ — «, t front, ure looked In. a hard nsht for the poor ilver dams and tho last belt of Siegfried pillboxes cov- eihw the approaches to the Cologne plain. And General Patton's Third Army columns, moving in to the south have dlis out gains of a mile and , relatively cL. base of Formosa, to h 0 ( cllcm supply Hues would be moie fcaM- i n!T " ln " nny othor l' ol "t the Philippines. However, observers point out i tin I Amerlcnn sea nnd ah- blockade could render that advnntni-e nlmost useless. And these capital observers would write of the rest of tho Philippine group as unessential to Amerlcnn strategy. In other words the Japs loft on MctulaniiD, soiilhcra Luzon "'"I , th<: Vlsnynn Islands, would be left to wither on the vine, while we used our advance bnses lo attack Jriprin il.self or the Chinese miiln- Washliigloi) olso Is filled with rumor over General MacArthur's next assignment. There Is speculation that Churchill and Roosevelt even now nre discussing the general's role In the future Allied campaigns agslast the japs. MacArthur himself Is outspoken In his dc-sire lo continue command of lhc future operations against Japan. On (be Philippine biittlefront his men arc fighting to rid Manila of wipers nnd pockets of Jnp resistance. The scene In the Philippine cnplinl Is one of mixed emotions, the Joy of liberation Is cooled by ( the danger of hidden Jap snip- But In the city area where the only Japs arc dcud ones, rescued American internees and prisoners arc revelling in the new-found joys of good food, clean water and freedom. United Pre.ss Correspondent Crabb, who was among those rescued from the Santo Tomas internment camp when the Yanks pushed Into Manila, lells Ihls story: 'Tor the past thrcfc months, the &nnto Tomas internment camp menu board has had just three short lines. They were: 'Breakfast, mush-Lunch, soup — and dinner, steamed rice and gravy.'" And Crabb continues: "'Last rront tefora mile and eight mile long 'n, lhc Gcijnnn Inniiport rcnlei Ijlng opposite llic Junction of the Belgian nnd' Lu\ cmboiirg borders. At last rcpoits Paltons men were within three nnd one half miles of Pnun and were still on the imich despite strong rcslslnncc. Tar to tlie south, along the plains of Alsace, American and French {•oops arc meeting stiff real guard defenses, but they have sliced the German pocket around Colmai In two and are bringing up heavy at tillery lo shell the enemy's escape bridges over Iho Rhine In the nlr- war today 'some 2100 American warplanes of the Lighth Air Force hftve.roarcd out'to hit tho heart of lite: Reich.. The We-fleet, made up of about 1300 Liberators and Flying Fortresses and 850 fighters, struck 'at Leipzig, Magdclure and Chcmltz. •..•'-,• Defends 'Appointment' Of Bohlinger As Move To Cut Expenditures MTTLE HOCK, Feb. 6 (U.P.I— Governor I«ney , today Y defended the action of ' the new Highway Commission In naming Neill Boh^Inger, Yell .County lawyer, as assistant director .and secretary of ihe commission to replace V. E. Scott of Jqnesboro. • Lancy says Bohlingcr is combining the ffuties as secretary and lawyer for the commission, thus saving $5,700 s year paid Scott and a ;. stenographer. vAud Lan6y has this to say about night n small girl read the bwrd .,- the. niRltcr: ifler the third day of llberallon nnd gasped, then she shouted, 'Look, the whole board Is used to -ell just- what wo get for brcak- '" Storekeeper Marvin -Tho- ast." Chief nas of St, Louis praised kitchen vorkcrs highly and said their hnrd vo rk had probably saved a great nany live-s. During the Ihrcc ycaw at Intermuent, the camp saw floods, typhoons, failure of «as snd elec- riclty, and a lack of firewood. And. of course, there was Always a lack f food. New York Cotton Mar. . 2193 2193 218S 2186 2193 Way: . 2179 217!) 2172 2172 2178 July . 2143 2143 2136 2136 2143 Oct. .2077 2077 2071 2073 2076 Dec. . 2068 2068 2CKM 2005 2069 Pec. . 2068 2068 2004 M65 2069 what done, ai)d 'anytime I .'can combine • two jobs I will do so." HCL. intimated that the consolidation of various'commissions as approved by ,the Arkansas' Legislature during; the past weeks will irieain the abolishment of even more jobs. And'Indicated that the Highway Department might look fcr further job slashes. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Feb. 6 <UP)— Hogs: 400, salable 10.000; lop 14.70; 160350 IbslWO; 130-150' IBS'13.50-H.- 25; good sows 1395. Cattle: 5,000, all salable; calve.5 1,200 sl'salable; cows 9-11.50; c;m- ners and cutters 7-875; slaughter steers 10-1650; slaughter !iclfcn> 916; sleeker and feeder st«r.< jSO- 1350,... ... . '

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