The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 30, 1944
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Sore Waste Paper/ It is valuable to fffo War iffort! Yfatch this paper for Collection Data/ BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 160 BJythcvllle Dally News blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, 'ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BRITISH SEEK TO CLOSE HOLLAND TRAP Arkansas Banks Win Award For Aid To Farmers ABA Cites Banks For Farm Credit Service And Special Projects For the flflh consecutive year, Mississippi County's banks have participated with more than 200 other banks In Arkansas to win the annual American Bankers Association "1,000-Plus" award lor outstanding service lo farmers, it was announced today by B. A. Lynch, President of The Farmers Bank & Trust Co., of Blythevllle who has been designated" by the Arkansas Bankers Association as county key banker. Tlie award, which is an honor shared by all Arkansas banks, is made on the basis of "regular" and "extra" services available from the banks to their farm customers. This year recognition Is given banks ii Arkansas and 3G other states [or exceptional work 'in farm credit and for constructive projects to improve fanning methods. Mr. Lynch said, "Nearly even bank coming in contact \vitli Ar kansas farmers has engaged in some project during the past year to help agriculture in its community." Sponsor Livestock Programs "Data collected by tlie American Bankers Association shows that over 85 per cent of these banks lu Arkansas arc helping farmers to develop belter livestock programs and are encouraging them lo plant new and improved crop varieties. Even a greater percentage ol our country banks are active in efforts to combat intlation' and speculation,! , nnrt Rre encouraging farmers to build up. financial reserves in War Bonds.-: ' '.' ~ "Over.half of these banks are also assisting boys and girls..with club project?, and.are encouraging farm yotifl!?:: lo ...he active in V5 dubs ari3'the"FiUiire Farmers of America. Forty-six per cent of'the Arkansas banks surveyed' are active in the work of preventing soil erosion and rebuilding the land, and r t more than half distribute account •\ books to their farm customers, help ^ with Income tax reports, or in other ways help farmers to do n .better job with the paper work of run- Marines On Peteliu Under Fire With two.of their amphibious tractors burning in the background, the results of direct hits by' Jivp artillery, Marines of the famed First Division crawl to the shelter .1! '.;-.-. clem of a "Duck" on Ihe beach' at Peleliu In Ihc Palau Islands. (Marine Corps photo from NBA Tclephoto.l Labor Shortage Here Compels Compress To Curtail Schedule ns a farm business." "Arkansas banks," he reported, "ar p also carrying on a campaign against wartime speculation in farm land. Banks have cautioned farmers about rapidly rising land prices in many parts of the country and have ureert them not to contribute to inflation and hard-to-pay debts, by purchasing land at too high a price now." Land Prices Boom "This effort is important to the future of farming in this slate," Mr. Lynch said, "for Arkansas farm land values have increased 48 per cent during tlie five years since war broke out In Europe. About a third of this increase has occurred during the past year and the upward movement continues. In some localities th e r ' sc hns been even more rapid than for the stale as a whole." The survey showed that in 1943 the banks advanced credit to 29,714 Arkansas farmers to help them rroduce crops and livestock useful Ihe war effort. This was 14 per .cnt of all farm operators hi the state. Thousands of other farmers nre eligible for bank credit but are wisely usiiiE their own funds now to finance their farming operations. Arkansas fanners at the beginning of July 1944 were using $16,048,000 of bank credit to finance their current operating expenses, or livestock and equipment. In addition, they had $16,333,000 of commodity loans from banks, mainly on warehoused cotton. At the same timp Arkansas farmers' loans helc by the Production Credit lions, which are government sub- sidiEed lending agencies, totaled $6.738,000. Tlie report also shows that Ar kansas banks have available fo: farm production loans a total a $61,409,000, or nearly three time, the amount needed to take care o the annual needs of all farms ii the state for this kind of credit. The threatened curtailment of the, cotton business in this section, as announced a week ago, has reached more serious magnitude with Federal Compress to close tonight until Thursday and to remain closed each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until labor conditions improve with possibility that the plant will have to close entirely if the situation be-. •ame worse. Although other industries of the city, employing large number of la- Borers, plan to continue regular eration, several are not operating at full schedule and some,may have to suspend business temporarily n survey has revealed. --."-." . H^.Small The Federal Compress,.which normally employs 150 at this season, now has betvvecn 30 and 40 working, it was announced today by W. F McDanlel, local manager. Despite not having operated Sundays or nighU this Fall, the compress already is so congested that there must be a decrease in the amount of cotton received there, he said, until more labor is obtained. Blytheville Compress plans to continue operating seven days weekly and at night for the next several days while awaiting developments, It was announced by Kelton Francis, local manager. This newer compress, which normally employs a crew of 50, has 12 men at work, for only a skeleton crew he said. Cotton On Grounds Congestion of compresses has By Unilcd Press A total of 18 cotton compresses cwned and operated by the Federal lompress nnd Warehouse Com)any will 'be closed when the Little Rock and Pine Bluff plnjits shut town operations at 0 tonight. , Company vice president E. . F. yfade of Uttle Hock said iodny nnly 40 of the required 150 laborers nre- available at the Little Rock plant and only 65 of the necessary 200 are available nt Pine Bluff. Only 10 of tile .company's compresses, iiv Arkansas will remain Ir operation' following the shut down 'of . operations in" the Pine 1 Bhifl mid LiUlfr, Rock plants. .Wade said lliese 10 are working with" skeletoi crews. ;.''... Already closed down are the compresses at Fort Smith, Russellville Searcy, Newport, Walnut Ridge, Trumaiin, Marked Tree, Lepanto, Earlc, McGeheBf'Eiigland, Portland, Magnolia;' Coiiway nnd-Morrlllon. Although tlie Wor Manpower Commission's priority committee for rkansas has voted to .continue e emergency priority rating for rkansas cotton oil mills and com- resses, cotton officials expressed lubt that tlie rating will aid the tUntion to any great extent. keola Seeking Municipal Port City Council Agrees To Sponsor Proposed Airfield Facilities caused gins throughout this section Ordnance Plant Thefts Laid To Texarkana Men TEXARKANA, Ark., Sept. 30.' (UP)—TWO Tcxarkans men have been released under $1,000 bonds /pending trial on charges of stealing Joiner receiving stolen properly. Bond was set by U. S. Commissioner Mary G. Wakcfleld following arraignment on federal complaints Friday. Cecil Smith, Texarkana automobile dealer, is charged with the theft of several wheels, tires and tubes from the Red River Ordnance Depot last week, and Jack Pittman is charged with receiving and concealing the stolen property. Federal Bureau of Investigation tufents also have filed complaints ["lainst Pvts. Peter Spinelll and Jack w, Pahl, both of the ordnance unil training center, in connection with the thefts. o have bales of cotton stacked on grounds and for many farmers o have their cotton in their yards iccause they do not have the time o wail their turns for being served .t compresses, it was pointed out. Both the Swift and Blythevllle lotton Oil Mills are operating 24"lour shifts daily although much lore labor Is needed, according to V. C. -Hlgginson, manager of the Blythevllle Cotton Oil Mill, and J L. Gunn, manager of Swift Cotton Oil Mill. Employes of numerous other local businesses also are picking colon with the uncontrolled prices for ilekln? cotton attracting many from heir jobs, where salaries controllei )y the government ore lower than those being paid for cotton picking in this section. .. Laundry Needs Workers Customers of Blytheville Laun dry received their wearing appare washed but unironed this week, ex cept for shirts which were finished along with such flnt work as bed ding and towels. Tills laundry and dry cleanin plant also was able to dry clea clothes received although one fourth of the crew ore In the fieli it was said. This business normal ly employs 75 people. Fountains of several drug stores are not being opened as long as usual while others have closed entirely but at least one is attempting to maintain a full schedule. Oilier eating places arc open but some are operating only six days weekly or less. Osccola is to have a munlclp airport. Mayor Ben Butler • mid members of the City Council there- have agreed lo sponsor sucli 'A project, on n cite north ol the city limits already secured for the >nut; Pose, it hns been announced. . %,• •N Eddie Warner-of Little Rock, In/ cpector for the Civil Aerohau^IcA Authority; already has 'jinspei the jile-'iind plans and {nade._ recommendations to the'.Department of Commerce in Washington which has jurisdiction In such matters, it has been Announced -by > n committee Of Dr. George Coric, Godfrey White find the licv. E. T. Smith. . ". '.! The proposed field has ample room for erection of necessary runways, hangars and other necessary Hems in nn airport ol this type, it has been announced. Tiie field, ol approximately 35 acref>, Is in the shape of a T with plans calling for two runways of Reds Approach Pass lir Carpathians Soviets Aiming For Hungarian Plains, Then Budapest MOSCOW, Sept. 30 (Ol 1 )—Biiv Mildred years ligo fierce Mongolian rlbts: invaded Europe through the alar .Pass In Hie Cnrpiith|ans, 20 Ir' nilles from the eastern end of he -Oxcch-Pollsh frontier. A'Russian Army todny swept M illes, to within three miles of this .Istorlc 'gorge In au Invasion stab t .northern Hungary. The Tatar Pass lies deep In the Carpathian mountains unil is tanked by massive boulders and ocky heights impassible lo the nodern military machine. Control o( the gorge would Rive the Soviet Army a corridor lending across the in'jTow Ciirpatho-TJkralnc to the broad plains of Hungary. Once on these plains, Russian tanks and motorized infnntry have an easy pall) lo Budapest, 175 miles •Southeast. Germans Overwhelmed German troops entrenched In Ihc Carpathian ni6untaln ridges resisted life, Russian Tatar Puss offensive fiercely, but the drive swept on over their dcnd bodies to capture three bonier villages, one only a mile from a rnllrond tunnel leading ncross Uic border lo Slovakia. Simultaneously, oilier Soviet forces massed on the Slovak border along a no mile front have cleared the Germans out of oilier pnsses. Anrt they thrcalcn momentarily lo tplll across the frontier all nlong Late Bulletins SAN l-'KANt'LSCX). Hn>*. 30 that 11-219 Suiicrtorli'css^s raltled Marcus isliiiul, .soulliriisl 6f Tokyo, Fi liluy rtftcmoon, \ Tokyo niiltii Uroiuli'nst recorded by Unttcit Tross nt SMI Frnn- iHsco, KiiUl. "(>n Fitiluy rtfU'rnotm M ATI ui l)-29s rnino lu nltiu'k MlirciuK tint WITU rciH'llctf with lu'iivy Insst'S, WASHINGTON, Scpl. -10 (ll.I'O —The Wliltn lloiwn disclosed (mliiy Unit Do mild M. NHsmi hns mlRiifttl us rlmlrmiin of the Wnr I'rnilurtfou Himiil 1ml will remain in Washington In "u high pus I fjf niiijor Importance. The I'ruiliU'nt limur^infrfjr mum 1 it J. A. Krup, wlui hits brcn urnln^ ».s nrllnjf WVU chief us ju'uniuitMiL chairman of tho hoitril. teller Escape Route Of 200,000 Germans Along Coastal Areas LONDON, So))l. DO (U.P.)—A terrific slugging matcli ins (lovelopwl on tlio linlish Second Army front in Holliiiid.' The heaviest bailie is on a seven-mile line south and soiitheiist of Ilci'totfonboHch, \\ road and mil center which, controls u miijov lino of supply mid escape for some 200)000 in coastal nreiis to the west. IIIO 1)K JANKIUO, Sqil. 30 (U.I'.) — Tri-slilent VnrgaS of Jlnull has aulliorl'ml BniiUlnn embassies In Mexico and IVru lo grunt, vtf.ii to KhiR Carol nml Muduuic l.itiu'suu for n short stay lu IHo !>e Jniirlro. The former Itnnmnltu monarch Is <ni the w.iy to I'ortugnl, whcro lie fntcmtK to rrshlc. LONDON, Sent, 30 HJ.l'.i —Tlio Gi-rumn DNIt News ARriidy to day .sulil IlusHliin forces hay* landed on ihu Island nf Muhu all Ilic wcsl coast of Kstonln. Palau Invasion Scope Extended Americans Land On Three More Islands 'Near Philippines ]|y Wiillpil Tress American Invasion forces have HONOLULU, Scut, 30 (U.I*.) — An iiir mid nliirm mnnuLcd M 2:15 u. m, today in Honolulu anil an ulcrl rimUiiurs until 3;05 a. )n. loiluy when unlUciitltirtl jiliuuts In Ihu uren proved frlcnil- ' ' the Carpalhn-Ukrnlne, which WHS stolen from Czechoslovakia by Hungary. To Ihe south, the German radio admits. Soviet mountain ' troops have crossed Hungary's southern border' In ninny points. In fact, the brbodbnst saj's the Russlnu break- lhrqukl>r<hns' glvlijf' Ult;Spv|et nt cast Icniporary control of; Sieged; Hungary's second 'largest city'only 06 miles from Budapest. ' This is what Wade says about fMC priority: "I sincerely hope priority rating will do more ood than the last one we received. Vhcn we first appealed to WMC •e were notified that our labor rlority rating had been increased. ut we continued to lasc lajior ust tlie same. 2600 feet long mid 300 feet wide and 2900 feet long and 300 feet vide. Room is available for exten- lon In length of these, it has been lointcd out. The field will be operated by he City of Osceola as a munlclpal- y owned project wllh work ex- icctcd lo begin soon after Wash- ngton authorities approve the jroject. lames C, Webb Mes Here Today Illness Is Fatal To Long-Time Resident; Services Tomorrow James Crockett Webb, long a resident of Blythevile, died Bt 11:42 o'clock this morning at the family home, 313 North 6th, where he was removed Wednesday by ambulance from Memphis Baptist Hospital where he had been a patient for the past four weeks following an operation. He was 16. Mr. Webb had been extremely ac- I live until his final illness. _ ..... . T r Webb I Socialist Leader To peak At Little Rock .NEW YOHK, Sept.. 30. (XJ.r.)—. Tile London riullo today »ulil llin Imtllii for the J:i]mncse< supply base at Tidillm, In Hurnm, has mm- begun. I'nlcs ru'jlicd Around Wursaw, the commander in chief of the Polish homo army admits that his forces have withdrawn from a district of southern Warsaw after six days of heavy fightlne. Meanwhile, Russian planes and artillery -are devastating German defenders Inside the Polish capital,. ' On the lar end of Ihe .eastern front, the Germans arc putting up strong i resistance to a Russian offensive,' nround the Ifltvinn capital of Rlgiv Moscow says the Riga drive has slowed to a yard-by-yard advance but tells of capturing 30 more towns and villages near the capital. NKW YOKK, Scjit. 30. (V,r.) — The (ierinam tudiiy announced iiirgr number* of addition:^ Rust-inn Ironns imve hccn ferried ncrosH^the. -D^nuba -^rlvei* ;lnto* YiiRo'sliivVu knulii of • tii'b Irqp Gate. Tlie broiiricaul "was rHayrd by I.oiidon. . stormed llirec more Islands In Ihe I'alnu group to tighten the Allied no around the iSoullicnl Phlllu- Ines. .' , Cruisers, and destroyers laid dowr heavy bnrrnno as carrier bascc ilcines covered n trek by Marines cros.1 a narrow causeway Iron icarly-cotuiucrcd Polollu lo Ngcsc ins island. : ' Meanwhile, Other Icalherucck H'crran Kongnuru, where Die J»)> nil up very Illllc opposition. Admiral . Nlmlu' coimminlqu locsn't Identify (he third Island, bit .he German news agency ha iroadcast ii Tokyo dispatch sayln 'enemy mills'landed on llic Is'im of Oudobus northwest of PelclUi Admiral Nlinlls docs nmioimc that all three Islands were secure ,wli „.„-.. _ ,.— \o«iy 80 miles from the.. Jap-hcld Xl PlHlli November Vote To Be Heavier Than In 1940 LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 30 (U.P.) — Deputy Arkansas State Auditor B. Friday says that 404,400 poll tax receipts have been sent .to the state's 75 counties, indicating ths-S the vote In the November general election will be heavier than in 1940. Friday says the Arkansas Democratic party rule change which permits Democrats to vole the National Republican ticket in the General election has ben responsible for an increase In demand for the receipts. Nine counties called for additional poll lax receipts Chicago Wheat o'pen high • low close 162 Dec. May . 159ife Lockhort Heads County's Drive For Campaign Fund LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 30. Arkansas headquarters -ofr the National Democratic Campaign announced today the appointment of S. D. Lockart, Ofceola, as Mississippi county chairman. His selection wns concurred In by Governor-elect Ben Laney, Scn- stor John McClellan and Senator- elect BIU Fulbright. The county drive for funds will be conducted by a committee which he will appoint immediately. The stale drive Is being directed by Col. H. L. McAliiler and Sam J.. .Watkliw. Funds .raised .will be r.cnl to the Democratic National Born in Ripley, Twin., Mr with his family came to Blytheville in 1900, where he engaged in ginning until two years ago, «'hen he became an employee of the American Legion Airport, where he has since worked. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 4 o'clock, at the Holt Funeral Home, with the Rev. S. B. Wilford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by tlie Rcr. Harvey T. Kidd, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Jennie Webb, two daughters, Mrs. Lucy McAdams and Miss Cliffle Webb, and a granddnuhgter, Miss Jane McAdams, all of Blythevllle; and two brothers, John and Frank Webb of Blythevllle. Pay Poll Tax Tonight It You Want To Vote LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 30 (UP) — Puiaskl County Sheriff Otis Caplc says payment of 1043 poll taxes a* a requisite to voting In the No vember 7th general election will be stopped at midnight tonight. The 1942 poll tax receipt that was used for voting in the 1944 Democratic primaries will be invalid at the general election. Sheriff Caflle also says all taxes LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 30 (U.P.)— :ocinlist Candidate Norman Thorn s for President of the United Is scheduled to speak in Little Rock Friday, Oct. 6. Thomas, who Is louring the South n his fifth campaign as a Socialls andldatc for the presidency, wi' make several addresses In Llttl Rock. He has actively spoken fo •peace without vengeance or im pcriallsm" since the beginning of World War II. Thomas Is chairman of the Postwar Council. Russia Suggests Land For Polanc Says German Territor East Of Oder River Should Go To Poles ijy.. the veteran .leathernecks, , have 'won another;ulrflehKonly ^ Meanwhile, GSneral MacArthi 13 kept 1 tip Ills ceaseless assaults on the southern approaches to the Philippines. Allied air patrols hlt- llng Ihroughout the Haul Indlrs rtm up a Bcorofof 12 Hmnll .lap ships and five bargca.sunk or damaged on .Wednesday ntxl Thursday. The American air superiority t.i now almost- unchallenged — a fact which th e residents of Manila know all too well. The Japanese news nijcncy reports this morning lliat most of Manila's dsvellers are leaving Ihe Philippines capital.' America's now strides In Uio Pa- cllic have brought n' rare cpinmciil. , from Soviet Russia. The official 1 Communist party newspaper "Prav- Tlie British Imve Inched out n tin of one mile In 24 hours, ipullhig iolr vanguards within four nilles of eiloacnboscli, but nrrnoicd pntiois robing nil nrpuiKl HertoBcnbosdh re making the plight of the htigo orce of Qcrnmns by. Clio hour. Some of the Allied patrols .are loving through Iho . river-fonhcd oiildoi fiom Nljmcgen in nn nl- cmpt lo Bwccp down oil tho.clly. om tiic north. A ficnt dispatch ays these mills are near tlio'point where the purallql iind Rliiue- Vtinl rivers almost meet, iibout 10 nllcs northeusl of Hertogcnbosch. At the same- time, n Canadian itiid irlllsh team is digging iulo Viue' German. !lnnk Goutlvwestof tlio town: Pi-pah British troops and tanks nre pouring Into tho snllent .whleli uts moro. ttuiti 40 miles into Holland 'rom u Belgian' border, base. DIs- imlche.s point out tlmt' not yet closed, but 1U Jaws nro clumping down steadily. I.i Heavy The-acrmans arc putting up a liard fight everywhere along tlie British-Canadian front InVilciiicrtilc clTorls to snvo, Ihcniselvcs. As the Heitogcnljoscli escnpu ivfty slips fiotn the enemy's gr'tispl'im • Allied IroiiL report Bays.. another withdrawal route has been ciit, ' • Allied bombcis aie said Jo Imyb torn lit) Iho 25 HiilCb of rfllhvny' lines between Anihcni and thq' Zuydcr '/ce. 'i ,',,- ''' '• \ Allied patrols are active on down •' the "Wcstcin-'Ir(;nt'.'ffoKi;A!iclici] to BolfoK. Aiiiorlcnn First-Army tfiiips Imyd made limited progress through tatesvilte Men Accused )f Contempt of Court BATESVILLB, Ark., Seirt. 30 UP)^-Stone county's political fight as moved Into Independence coiin- y. Bench warrants charging con- :mpt' of court have been served on ared Trevathan, Bnlesvlllc mayor nd newspaper publisher, and Brynt Lancaster and Edwin Tlccr, loth of Mountain View. The warrants, signed by Circuit udge S. M. Bone, charged Hint he trio "caused to be wrltecn, irlnted, published, and circulated" a circular which referred to the Stone County Circuit Court as "cor- npt and rollen." Tlie three hnvc been ordered lo appear for hearing before Judge Bone in Mountain View November 20th. All three have been released oh bond. KINGPIELD, Mo. (UP)—No shoe rationing problem for the Kingfield town clerk. Miss Wllma A. Woodard has collected some 300 pairs, many of them glass and wood, as her hobby. nieu of Germany. An article In the Information bulletin of Washington's Soviet cm-' bnssy says the future security of all Europe demands lliat part of Ocr- mnny east of the Oder river be turned over to the Poles, lock, stock and barrel. Thus, the tables would be turned on Germany, which gobbled up great sections of Polish territory. Tho part of Germany east of the Oder Includes Easl Prussia, home of tho Junkers, Pomeranla and Polish Silesia. The article, rcp-.fntocl from tlio Moscow publication "War and the Working Classes", was published a scant two days after Prime Minister Churchill told Commons that there must be territorial changes In post-war Poland. As for the eastern boundary of Poland, the article says there Is no (nicGllon there. Thus, it suggests that Russia should get Polish territory and Poland should get German territory. , Though Hie -Yanks continue lo run np naw gains in the Pacific, the Jups still arc on the offensive In China. However, two Jap spearheads 'moving southeast towards Kwellln have been pounded by bombers of the 14th U. S. Air Force. A communique says tlio fighter-bombers concentrated 01 troop concentrations and compounds and left fires and explosions sending smoke six thousand fee into the sky. Wallace Wi!! Speak Tonight At Pittsburgh N. Y. Stocks AT&T 162 1-2 Amer Tobacco 61 5-8 Anaconda Cooper 21 3-8 Beth Steel . ...! 62 1-Z Chrysler 92 Coca Cola Gen Electric 37 1-4 Gen Motors 62 7-E Montgomery Ward & 3 N Y Central IB 1-f Int Harvester 79 1-i North Am Aviation 03-' Republic Steel By Unllcd Press The Democrat* fire another 1)1 campaign gun tonight In Pitts burgh. Radio 10 7-8 159V Commlltcc treasury to assist In)are due by. midnight mid penalty carrying the presidential campaign I will be added In case of delinqucn Into doubtful states. cy. Socony Vacuum 125-1 Studcbaker Standard of N Texas Corp. . Packard U S Steel 10 153 7-8 45 1-2 , 5 5-8 S3 3 Bonus Policies Cause Shipyard Strike In Maine By Culled Press For the second time within three days, 8100 shtpworkcrs at the Bath, Maine, Iron Works Corporation have gone out on strike. The workers said they were dissatisfied with the company's bonus policies. In Chicago the workers In the huge stockyards threaten to call ft strike next month. The United Packing House Workers say the stockyards will probably be closed on October 16, following a meeting to vote for or ngainst the walkout. Tlie workers contend that the stockyard managers do not carry out the directives of the War Labor Board. in Washington a big walkout by telephone employes was averted at the last minute by the War Labor Board. Tlie WLB told the employes lliat a panel lias been formed to handle tlit-ir dispute over wages, so the strike was called off. Representing General Eisenhower with the French government in Paris Is Maj.-Gen. John T: Lewis; U. S. A., nbove, who hencts o Supreme HendQuarlers, AEF, mission in French capital, j Vlcc-Presictcnt Wallace will make a major address nt 7:30 p. m. Central War Time, In support of President Roosevelt and a fourth term. Hits will be the vice-president's second campaign speech. Mr. Wallace Is touring Pennsylvania In an effort to swing the state's Important 35 electoral votes to, Ihc fourth term. Across the fence, with the Republicans Governor Uewcy is remaining In Albany, New York over the weekend, and his next speech Isn't scheduled until next Friday. The Dewcy address will be delivered In Charleston, W. Va.. and will conic Just one day behind President Roosevelt's second major ad- ,'.ress. Dewcy has losl the support of Senator Ball of Minnesota, Senator Ball, a leading {nternstionallsl, •;ald lie Isn't supporting Governor Dewcy • because Hie GOP nominee doesn't Ihrtlcatu he would fight liard enough for the right kind of o foreign policy, one thnt would Insure lasting p:acc. leglrlcd Jlne fortifications, south- ast of: Stolbcrgv "And they've freed wo more Luxembourg towns neai- ic middle of the German frontier. Knar Moh.lo tlie south, Ihc'O'o'v- lan's are keeping np constant mor-, ' ar and' small arms fire on Atncrl- an itoslttonsl'Tlie eiicrhy Is tryini; prevent a Ynnk drive agiilhst Set-/, to open the way to the Sleg- rled llno'sGctor 26 miles beyond. !•' t.'hd; the'Pnrroy forest tank i rap, low-flying '-American dlvo. onibcrs continued to flush the cn- my out of tho woods Into the guri- IghU of General Patton's cagle- cd tank busters. • ''••-.' Nearby, other Third-Army troops mvc wiped out ft battalion of an cs- Imatcd '1,000 Germans who broke nlo American lines. Fierce Fishting At Gap At the 'bottom of the Siegfried Inc. the Franco-American Seventh Army is having a tough lliiie wllli .he enemy at the mouth of tlio Bel- tort Gap'lcading Into Germany. But our forces have punched out small gains against bitter Nazi resistance. One German reconnaissance group plunged 14 miles west of Bclfort before being hurled back. r Allied forces on tha Clmnnercoast have come across a dlflcrcnt sort of war problem, German truck drivers helping evacuate civilians from Calais under the 24-hour truce refused to return to their lines. The armistice prevented the Canadians from taking the drivers prisoners-HJven though the truce.Is over. . " '.'* ' As one Canadian officer said, "One tiling is certain. I'm not going to pile them into a truck and drive them back- : myself." The German news agency DNB eports Ihe St. Nazatre garrison gain hns rejected nil Allied stir- ender demand. Across the Channel from Cap Gris ez, the people of Dover and nenrby owns today nre celebrating the end f four years of cross-Channel sliding. Crowds gathered In tlie streets to shout and dance following the New York Cotton open high low close Mar. .. 2210 May .. 2211 July .. 2191 Oct. . 220D Deo. ., 2208 2217 2218 2190 2214 2210 2210 2211 2193 2209 2205 2213 2199 22M 2133 2197 2181 2213 2203 2208 2109 N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July , Oct. , Dec. . open high low close 2218 2197 2217 2208 2232 2202 2217 2210 22)5 2194 2211 2203 2215 2105. 2211 2203 2204 2186 220' 219' - Kins; Rudahlewa, head ot'-thc giant Watussl tribesmen of Centra Africa, Is seven feet, nine Inchc tall, '...-.- •mnounceihent that the Canadians md silenced all the German guns across tho way. But other parts of England nre not so fortunate. German planes carrying flying bombs pick-a-back blasted British targets three times ast night, , Bcrlin'radio claims strong bomber formatloiis, are approaching, western Germany. The enemy says on earlier . force turned away after reaching the Hannover-Brunswick area of Berlin. The Rhineland city ot Karlsruhe was bombed by British MosqUttos last night. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon,) tonight and Sunday. Showers and cooler . Iri: northwest portion late Sunday. The official vrealher thermometer registered a high of 71 here yesterday, wllh ft, minimum of i>2 last night. A trace oE rain Icll early last night. . Chicago Rye . open high 'low close pr.i'l. Dec. . lOSVti . < j I" 5 May , 105S < 105%.

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