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Siihicrifccw Who Fail To Receive Their Paper By 6 *. M. May Telephone 2573 Before 6:30 P. M. And It Will Bo De/.Vcred 1* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOWTHBAST ARKANSAS AND SOUT1IKAST M1SBOUIII '^^ VOI \ r l I N>n 171 " A ''1—INU- Ul lilylhcville Dally News Blythevlllc Herald J31ylhevlll6 Courier Mississippi Vnllcy Leader KLYTHRVlUJi!, AliKANSAS, K1JIDAY, OCTOHRK 0, MM SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS''!," U. S. FIRST ARMY DRIVES TOWARD DUREN Single Walker Cooper Hits To Drive In Card Score In First SPORTSMAN'S PARK, St. Louis, Oct. G (U.P.)—A hot October sun scut the temporal tire at Sporl.smiui'.s Park into the eighties us the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals began the third jfame of the 1944 World Series this aftc-nioon. With the series lied at one gi\mu apiece, each manager was using- a rookie righthander lo break the deadlock. For the Cardinals it was Ted Wilks, who won 17 National League games-while dropping only four. And for the Brownies it was Jack Kramer, who also won 17 times, but dropped 13 decisio-'is. The Browns were the home club for the third game, and everybody changed colors. The Urownies put on their while and red home uniforms, and the teams changed dressing rooms. FlllST INNING r » • • . CARDINALS — Danny Lltwhllcr opened the game with a high fly to AI Zarilla In left field. Johnny Hopp banged out a ground ball that went through. Vcrn Stephens at short and Hopp wound up at second. Stan Muslal popped to Stephens in short left. Walker Coo|»r lined a single to left center, chfts- lii(; Hopp in to score. Hay Sanders ran the count to 3 and 2 and walked, advancing Cooper to second. Whltcy Knrowski struck out at a 3 and 2 pitch swinging to end the inning. One run, one hit, one error, two left. BROWNS—Don Outteridgc swung at a third strike and missed. Mike Krccvich fouled out to Sanders behind first base. Gene . Moore grounded out, Vcrban lo Sanders. No runs, no hits, no errors, none Willkie Treated With Penicillin Seriously III Today Of Throat Infection; Recovery Expected NEW YORK, Oct. 6. (UP)—Wendell L. Willkie wasserionsly ill today: The colorful internationalist was lying at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital this afternoon receiving injections of rare penicillin in an efTort left. SECOND INNING CARDINALS— Marty ASarion went clown .swinging at a curve .ball. Emii .Verbnn fouled out to Myron Ilayworth to tli^ right of the plate. Ic/t. • runs, no. errors, none BROWNS — Vern Stephens took one strike, then walked on' four straight pitches. eGtirge McQuinn drew a pass on four pitches, sending Stephens to second. Al Zarilla filed to Mnsial in short right field. •Mark CMiristman forced McQuinn at second, Marion to Verban, with Stephens goin^ to * third. Myron Jlayworth walked to load the bases. Jack Kramer struck out swinging to end the inning. No runs, no hits, no errors, three left. THIRD INNING CARDINALS - Litwhiler bounced out, Kramer to McQuinn. Hopp slnmnicd a grounder to George McQuinn, who stepped on first for the put out. Musiul bounced a single over second. Walker Cooper Hied to Krcevich in center field. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. , Hew York Pays Final Tribute To Al Smith i NEW YORK, Oct. 6. (UP) — St. Patrick's Cathedral was crowded this afternoon with New YoYrk's young and old, rich and poor, all paying final respects to Former Governor Al Smith. The body of the "Happy Warrior," lay In .siate in the Chapel of Our Lady, a tribute rarely accorded to the laity and last paid to the olish president and Pianist Paderewski. The funeral mass will be celebrated tomorrow morning. to control congestion of the lung and a throat infection. Dr. Benjamin Salzcr, tlie physician attending Willkie, says the 1940 GOP presidential candidate was responding to the treatment, and added: "We have every hope of his recovery'today."' .However, it was touch and-go for Willkie 1 yesterday. Dr. Sar/'e'r,reveal- ed that his temperature rose 1 to 10-1 before iienicillin was .administered It had dropped to 102 at 10 o'clock this morning. Willkie has been In the hospital tor four weeks. But today's announcement was the first reference to any illness. 1 Up until now it hail been said that Willkie was fh tlw hospital mainly for a badly ncedei rest. $3903 Raised In Community Chest Drive With the half-way mark reached in the Community Chest Drive, the committee in charge announced today second letters had been mailed Chinese Demand Opening Oi 2nd Front In Asia Urge Britain and U. S. To Dispatch Forces On The China Coast By Ihiili'd Press An Influential Chinese paper Ims made the first open demand lor a ^.econd front In Asia. The paper, the Til Kung PIIO, puts It (his way: "!n our opinion Clilnn lias full right to demand Hint Britain and tlie United States dispatch , forces on Hie Clilnn coasts/' ' * "The reason Is simple," the paper went on to say. "There should he two fronts on (he innltili/nd Jind Chinn needs Britain and the United Slntes to shnrc the responsibility of fighting against the Japanese army." On the Chinese fighting front, an enemy broadcast said Foochow, China's last remaining port, was In •lap hands. However, a communique from Chungking concedes only Hint (lie Japs hru'e driven Into the surburbs of the city where fierce fighting Is In progress. American bombers were pounding at enemy supply lines lu the Kweilin area and also have damaged two large enemy frleghteis p.irth ot Formosa Island. , Elsewhere in the Far East, It is disclosed that Major General Frank Merrill, commander of the famed Merrill's Marauders, hns returned to the China-Burtna-Indla theater on *a special mission. The ndnrc of the mission was not disclosed, but Merrill's return lias touched off speculation that n. new Allied drive in that theater Is In the offing. Bombs Hit Jap Ship asking donations in avoid a planned. efTort to personal solicitation first Lord Keynes Will Confer Wiffi Lend-Leasc Leaders WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. (UP) — Washington had a distinguished visitor today. Lord Kcvnes, economic adyta IM lire British trauurv, arrived for special confercncc.i with American lend-lease officials. Ills trip came on the heels of President Roosevelt's statement that lend-lease must be continued, until the end of the war with Japr.n. TOO Overseas Vets Get Infantryman's Badge HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Oct. 6 (UP) —Some 100 overseas veterans of this war were awarded the Combat Infantryman's badge at the Army Ground an^ Service Forces Redistribution station at Hot Springs this morning. Colonel John R. Wheeler, commanding officer of the station, made the awards during ceremonies on the Hot Springs National Part: lawn. Weather ARKANSAS—Fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Not much change in temperature. Maximum temperature here yesterday was 84 degrees with the official weather thermometer dropping lo 70 degrees during the night, It Is about; ;,50- degrees colder 10 miles above the equator than it Is at the same altitude, above the polar regions. ',„'...• Of the $7875 needed to carry on pr.-5jrc:t£ in Blytheville, the sum of $3903.75 has been contributed by public spirited citizens who mailed in checks. If men, women and children would send in contributions—big or small —much work could be saved and the organizations could begin plans for worthwhile activities early In the new year, it was pointed out today by Harry W. Haincs, Community Chest chairman. "Tlie main thing Is to have everyone, who can, to contribute to tills fund which serves these groups lo make Blytheville a better place in which to live," he said today. Largest amount allotcil is to the city library, $2000. an increase of $500 over that of last year because of the increased need due to more population; Boy ScouU receive $1501}, some of which goes to tlie national organization; Social Welfare for tills community, $900; Parent- Teacher associations are given $525; the school band receives S5PO; the Goodfcllows fund which supplies Christmas for the needy, $400; Girl Scouts are given $300; cemetery associations, $100. and $1600 goes to the contingent fund for miscellaneous projects, i Accused Slayer At Little Rock Declared Sane LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 6 (UP)— Twenty three year old Lloyd C. Simpson of Ozone, Johnson County, charged with first degree murder for the slaying or a CO-year- old Little Rock neivspnper vendor July 17, has.been declared sane by doctors of the Arkansas hospital for nervous diseases. Dr. A. C. Kola, hospital superintendent, advised Fulnskl County prosecuting attorney Sam Robinson today that Simpson is "sane How and was ;ane at the time of the slaying." Robinson said Simpson will be held In Pulaskl county jail to await trial set for October 20. Simpson is charged with murder- ins George E. Cogbill while he was asleep below Little Rock's Main street bridge. This generously camouflaged Jnij ,Sa)ly plnne went ui> In smoke ju.st a few seconds after this picture 'was Uken-ricslroycd by parnfrag bombs seen just be/ore they hit, during low-level bombing and strafing attack on Old Namlcn airdrome In the Bocro Island. Note other bombs exploding, in background. (AAP photo NEA Telephoto.) 6/yfftev///e Co&press Closes Temporarily For Lack of Help Production Resumed In Detroit Warplants DETROIT, Oct. 6. (UP)—The na- lion's strike picture has Improved. Normal production was being resumed loday in all but one of the 33 Detroit warplants which were af-' fccted by a one-day maintenance workers strike, However, the American Menl Products plant still wa;; closed this afternoon. Union spokesmen ch.ug- ecl that the workers are "locked cut," but there was no comment available from the company. N. 0. Cotton Mar. .. 2204 May ; . 2203 July .. 2168 Oct. .. 2213 Dec. .,2103 2204 2503 21G8 2213 2108 2193 2199 210D 219D 21G1 2161 2211 2213 2195 2195 2204 2i6D J216 Ashes Of Famed Humorist Buried At Paducah, Ky. PADUCAH, Ky., Oct. 5 (UP) — The sage of Paducah wenl to his final resting place today, and a dogwood tree marks his place. That's just the way Irvtn S. Cobb wanted it. in his last letter, he wrote "should the tree live, that will be monument enough for me." The ashes of Cobb were placed In the hole, and the tree planted above them. It was a proper burial service, but there was no funeral solemnity. Cobb, who wrote the instructions for the services In his last letter, decreed 'hat there should be no long faces, no flowers, no mourning. "Keep Ihe thing cheerful, boys and girls," he wrote. A Negro choir sang "Deep Elver." and "Swlijg Low, Sweet Chariot." And Irvin S. Cobb, who exiled smiling, W iu be home. With additional laborers sought by both fanners auci business owners ol this section, Blythevllle Compress was closetl today, because of laek of help, but Federal Compress, closed since Saturday night, was: able to reopen Wednesday. Blytbcville Compress expects .to reopen to receive cotton Tuesday. 1 If not before, according to Kelton Francis, manager. The small number of employes available wil be used to get shipments out and other such duties with no cotton received until the other work is partially completed. The 25 high school youths now working late afternoons, nights, Saturdays and Sundays arc making I possible for Federal Compress to reopen and expect possibly to remain open six days weekly, the" manager, W. F. McDanlcl, said. The youths arc working from 4 lo C p. m., nnjj from 7 to 9 p. m. Power Lineman Suffers Burns Near Batesville IWIESVILLE, Ark., Oct. G (UP) —An Arkansas Power and Light Company |in e worker <vas in a Batesvllle hospital today suffering from severe burns about face and arms received when be came In contact with 7,600 volt wire late Thursday. Company officials said Earl Donnell of Judsonia received the burns while repairing a\ line near Balcs- villc. They said a loose "live" wire struck a glancing blow to Don- enll's fa^e, knocking him unconscious. His safety belt was credited with keeping Donnell from falllmj to the ground from a high power pole. He was removed from the pole by fellow workmen, tered first aid. who admlnls- New York Cotton open high Mar. .. 21D8 S10D May .. S1S7 2108 July .. 21GG 216G Oct. .. 2208 2209 2198 Dec, ., 2103 2105 low close pr.cl. 2194 2104 2191 2101 2108 2160 2IGI 21C.8 2200 220G 2208 2101 2191 2104 Report Denied At White House No Ruling Asked For On Further Political Activities Of F.D.R. lly United I'rcss Hcporls of a White House ruling i'.gain.M public campaign appearances for President Roosevelt have been denied by Assistant Wtiitc House Secretary Tom Blake. He •nid (lint the Chief Executive has said repeatedly that he lias scheduled no further political appearances, but emphasized that no ruling had been suked for or made by the White fl.msc or the Secret Service, as was reported in a New York Times .story. On the other side of the political fence Governor Dcwcy swings into the last lap of the campaign today, leaving Albany for a swing through West Virginia. He will speak in charlrs- ton tomorrow night. Governor Dcwey lias received the support of another man who once attempted to unseat' Mr. Roosevelt, and lost. Alt M. Landoi), speaking before Chicago Executive Club, divided I're.'idcnt Roosevelt's administrations into three periods, the depression, the war f.nd re- conversion for pence. And then Landon charged that all three had failed. Governor Dewcy's running mate, John W, Brickcr, charged In Milwaukee that the New Dc.il's tie-in, as he put it, "with communistic domination is teo well documented tor anyone lo deny." That was his answer to President Roosevelt's disavowal of any Communist support lust nlglil. five days weekly and all da y f-'iiirrtriv nnd Sunday, lo make them work approximately 10 hours 1.1-ti.ly, wnich is greatly nllevintlni; conditions there although more workers are needed. Much i praise was given-(he high school- students by Mr. McDanlcl who satd "the way they arc handling these trucks and moving this colton is like grown men, experienced In this work. They lire milking money and we need them." Other businesses, including the two cotton oil mills, dry cleaning establishment " " Germany Sends Reinforcements Into Belgrade Russians Mass Along Danube Opposite City As Siege Guns Open lly Hulled I'rovl The battle for Heljjradc ivn.s on today. Russian troops, mussed on the north bunk of (ho nntiuljc opposite :he city for 2li miles, have unllmber- i'd their siege guns for the fight, mil (he Clcmmns \vcre sidd lo he frnnllcnlly rushing reinforcements Into UM> nrea. Moscow rcpdi'U sn v the Nauls arc uslnii urent .Iimkers-S'i tmnsixirt planes to sliutllc men Into northeastern Serbia. The Soviets said they've alre/idy cnptnrcd 70 of Iho '8 planes In the llelv.rade area. Actually the Russians may bow lo Marshal 'Ilto's men In the brewing biitlle of Dclgmdc. The Hrltlsh radio quotes MOSCOW correspondVils as .saying [ho Red Army probably will RIvc the Yugoslavs Ihe honor of llbcnitlnjr (heir own cnultnl, or it least of entering it first. Oermuny's frantic efforts to hold ni!lqrart<; are understandable. For that city is a terminus on the only adefjiinte e.scnpe rallro/id for Nct/.l soldiers lingering In southern Serbia. Macedonia and Albania, Moscow says the Oermans already are trying lo evacuate some of those l.roo| 15 by nlr. Meanwhile. British Invasion forces, movlnq across Greece, are fast herding the Cicrinnns norlhwiird toward the choke point at Helgr ^'c. The Hilllsh radio savs a "considerable nnrl" of the Pelooonnemis Is hi Allied hands ami thnl Patral liorboe 1 "seems to be In serviceable condition." •According lo Ihe Jjtcsl official news from Home, Ihe Allies 1 have over-run the northwestern corner of Ilic Peloponnesus anil nor'Atrlk- lug down -llic. north' coast of the peninsula for Athens. Thc v havi caphircd I he forllflcd port of lllon. on miles-west of Corinth and |li> mllc.i from the Nnzl-hcld nnpitnl. A London broadcast said n rep- rescnlallve of the Clreck .govrvn- metil alrendv Is on the PeloponeA's and IhuUUNRRA already Is working on plans for relieving HID starved population. •. , Far to the north in Europe, Qer- niniiy npimrcntly hns suffered im- oliicr defeat. An Estonian refugee reaching Stockholm says .Russian submarines hnve sunk clglVt large German transports crammed with [ 10.01)0 soldiers. The vessels nro said to hnvc been torpedoed outside Tallinn last Friday. New Assault Through Thick Hurigen Forest LONDON, Oct. (i (U.I'.)—Genprnl iloilgcs 1 American 1'ii'Hl Army has opened a now nUiick through•'the -dense \yoods of the Ilui'tgen Forest. The now atlitck is ca'st'oT Slolljci's in tin) direction of Duron. , North of this new drive, American tanks reached : tho southern milskirls of (icilenkirclicii. • '," :" American lanks charging the Siegfried Line north of' Aachen are dosing in on Gciicnkirchcn, iii fighting described by vetcnuiN as worse than that tnrAhxjo'ih JUily' A front dispatch ways our lanks already have captured a : suburb some thos '''•'' •uibiiHj sonic Ihotisimd yunls from Gcilonkirchen. Hut just below Gcileiiklrclicii.'al [ho southern' end of the Ubach gap. Oerinan artillery fire has forced American, tanks to withdraw from liCRgchdorf which fell to the Americans yestcidaj Ihc tanks pulled out during the night and the situation ut neggcmtoif today hat not yet been clarified. However, doughboys hnvc decp- cuod the• salient by one mile south of Ubach despite Oeinran counterattacks, 1 Drive Ga|ns Speed Eni'ller, United ,PJCSS Corn spoil- dcnt Henry rioricll reported Ihe James Iltirper season— arc continuing Ull: business in niul laundries—aso \Jk/ L.' J. / ^l^r.; ^Washington s t Hotel Battle Investigated a limited manner In some Instances. Farmers continue to seek more pickers as cotton continues to open rapidly although the rain last Thursday slightly slowed up the rntc of maturity. Late Bulletins LONDON, Oct. fi. HJI')— ii.nillo Franco says Allied airborne forces IKIVC lamlccl on the Island of Rhodes fn (|ID Dodecanese group on" southwest Turkey. LONDON. Oct. fi. (UP)— Uailio, 1'nrls reported today the Allies' had made a new landhij; fn AN hania niiimslte the Island of Corfu. LONDON, Oct. 0. (til 1 )—Great, whirling air balllc* developed today as the l.iiflu'affc rose to challenge one of Hie largest American armadas ever dispatched over the Ileich. Frisco Brakeman Injured In Fall From Moving Car A frill from the roof of a moving Frisco boxcar yesterday re.'ultcd in Ernest B. While, brakrman. receiving an Injured .shoulder. Removed to Ihe Frisco hospital In St. Louis last night, x-rays will be made there to determine extent of the Injury, a possible fracture. The brakenian fell from the root of the car at 10:40 n. in. while the train was moving on the truck at Federal Compress. WASHINGTON, Oct. 0. (UP) — Tlie capital's latest sensation, the so-called battle of the Statler Hotel, was about to go under a Senate spotlight today. Counsel and Investigators for the Senate Campaign Investigation subcommittee met with a legal aide to Secretary of the Navy James Por- rcslal to discuss the fracas which broke out at the hotel shortly after Mr. Roosevelt's Sept. 73 speech. Tl allegedly Involved n group of teamsters and two naval officers who say they were allackcd after refusing to give their political beliefs. However, IKI one knows what the representatives discussed. All Forrestal's asslstanl would say -vas, "This Is a very delicate situation." A much older Washington case passed out of the picture today with the dcatli of George N. Brlggs, former aide lo Secretary of Iho In- Icrlor Harold Ickcs. He was lo g'.i on Irial Ihls autumn on charp.; ef having forced a letter written ov;r Harry Hopkins st.mr.lurc approving Wendell Wlllkic'r lilralions. Piesldcnllnl as- Chicago Rye Dec. May open high 107'.'.. 108% IOCS 101-% low close pv.d. 10GV; lOTk 105 : !i 107 N. Y. Stocks A T & T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper ...... Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Elcclric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward H Y Central 1G3 5-8 C8 5-8 27 3-8 <H 3-4 ' 93 3-R 137 1-2 38 1-4 03 5-3 53 3-3 18 3-! Int Harvester 80 3-8 Socony Vacuum Studebiikcr . .. Standard of N J Texas Corp U S Steel Republic Steel . 12 .1-4 10 1-S Ifi 1-fi 59 3-4 Nazarcnes Select Nash For District Treasurer The Rev. Forrest W. Nash, pastor of the local First Church of the Nazarene, hns been named district treasurer for the Nftzarcnc Church In Arkansas. Election was the Rev. Mr. Nash was made at the state conference of Nazarcne Churches held yesterday In Hot Springs, when the Itcv. Holland I/mdon of Ltttle Rock was .rcclcctcd for his 10th term us district supc-rtnlcndent. Mrs. Ruhv Holland of Little Rock was elected secretary. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Hifler Hopes For Weather To Stall Foe ii> .JAMES iiAitri:u United Press .Stuff Wrller From Ihi! Ocrninn slandpolnt, llio worse the weather the better. Formerly fair weather .fluhllin; men, Na/.I soldiers for the first time are looking forward with relish lo Ihc advent of drippy skies, The way Iflller sees it, the forecast Is for morn rain and less action, winter wcathor, he figures, will cool the hot Allied pursuit. Hitler probably figures that if he prolongs the wnr through Whiter, Germany can wade Into Hie struggle next Spring with fresh forces of perhaps three- quiirtcrs (if a inll- Evcry' yblu'i l2 200,000 Clcrnmns reach military ago. If en.inn I lies through the Fall and Winter can IHS held nt, half-a- nillllon, Germany will hnve n net gain of 150,000 soldiers by Spring. On lop of that, Germany may salvage during the Winter nl least, some of Its dozen divisions In Norway, five- In Denmark, 20 to 25 In ilic Balkans, seven In Finland. May Build New Weapons Further, if Winter weather freezes the Irani, German technicians may be able to work out some sort of secret weapons lo turn the tide. Miller knows that rain will snarl Allied transport lines, bog tanks and Infantrymen, curtain air raids. Al best cicncrnl Elsenhower lias only two more weeks of fairly good weather In which to ram home full-scale offensive. And he hns only a month to uncork a drive before Winter weather sets in. Aulumr rains already are hampering the Allies all around the rhn of Europe And soon snow will add to the difficulties. The wellcsl month of all the year In western Europe Is June, but Oc- tobcr runs it a close second. In the Eifcl Hills, which merge Into the heights of Luxembourg and Belgium's Ardennes Forest, rainfall to- tnls nbont 3-1 Inches. To the north In the llatlands of Holland and Germany, the annual total rims to about 30 to 34 Inches a year. Thin Is plenty of rain for a batllcfleld. de- spile the fact that it is 10 Inches less than New York City's average. Beyond Ihe Siegfried lino, hi western Germany, October's rainfall averages belwecn two nnd three Indies nnd November's Is about two Inches. Ry contrast, October rainfall In Denver Is one Inch. As for cold, temperatures average 50 degrees In western Europe in October nnd scnle downward to nround 35 in January. This Is roughly equal to New York City's temperature which drops Iroin an'October average of 56 to a January mean of 31. i Frccic Could Aid Allies Only In one way will this Winter weather work to the advantage of the Allies. The Rhine usually freezes over In Winter. And nt Cologne, roughly 30 miles ahead of the First Army, it is Ice-bound for 21 days each year. This may facilitate an uncu, the battle at Fort Drlant developed Into blttci haiid-to- drive through the Slcglled Lin saining momentum as It entered its Ilflli day. Far' to Ihc s,outh, before MeU In Fi " ' "• has linml flawing inside mid outside the fortress men Geiman lanks and Infantry have launched a fierce counter attack agnlusl the oncoming doughbojs . Front repoils say General ration's entire rhlid Arpiy Is undergoing the heaviest enemy artllleiy bombardment since 11 broke thiougli io eastern France United 'Press Con espondcitt Rob- crt ( Richards says the Qeimans wens' .oiso,r.yp.(jrtil([gl«i( tlfo front apparently Livestock " v ' ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6 (UP) — Hogs 7,'!00, salable 5,500; top 14.10; 150240 Ibs 14.70; 120-140 Ills 13.25-14.25; sows 13.95. ' ' Cflltle 3,150, salable 2,000; calves 1.20ft; all salable; slaughter steers !)-17.25; slaughter heifers 7.15-16.10 5-8 13. 50; slockcr and feeder steers 7.50- Allied crossing. However, should tlie Allies burst through the Siegfried tine before Winter congeals the front, cold weather shouldn't hamper them Inside Germany. Nazi roads are the Iwst In Europe. Before the war Hitler launched a program to build "iOOO miles of autobahnen or superhighways, And unquestionably the program has been completed. Thus, Ihe n6xl six weeks may well be the most crucial of the war. They tvlll decide whether the battle will hibcrnale for the Winter along Its present lines, or whether a weatherproof Allied offensive will roll to Berlin. Tht Nazis never liked to Riht in Winter. All their Russian campattus were fought in Spring and Summer. They hastily cleaned up Poland'-'in .,.. nortticosi at Nanoj, hoping to stabilize Ihe front In tfcnch warfare.' On the Netherlands front, the Germans Indicate British troops * hnve crossed the lower Rhine II mi|es southwest of Arnhem The. British ojo reported building up a new bridgehead on the north bank of Ihe Rhine, and dropping paratroop reltt/oicemenls Cilmdions Use Flro ] Farther weU In Holland, onnn- i dlan flamij-throwcrs drove across the Leopold canal where the Allied Hues touch I'h e north sea between ostend and Flushing. The Canadians arc out to clear tile Germans from tlie Scheldt Estunry, enabling the Allies to use' the great port of Antwerp. And at Diuikcrruie. the Canadians have resumed their assault after a 52-hour truce for the evacuatioivof civilians. Allied tlghlcr bpmbcfs )w«d In' France are cascarilris fffe an-' explosive bombs on the trapped Nazi garrison. • •..<•»•.-: The weather at the 'front today was described as perfect, ,eiiabl(m; the Allies to DHOW .'the weight of nlr power In support of the ground fighting. Up and down the front, small planes were hacking at German artillery emplacements mid strafing Nazi tanks and Infnntry.S More than 1200 American Fortresses and Liberators, escorted by n 1000 fighters, niaric a round (rip lido Germany to raid Berlin and numerous oilier targets over a widespread nrea. Tank riant lionibcfl !, ' ^ At nerltn, the heavyweietits'hit-a tank assembly plant, a military 6A- pot, tin ordnance depot and an aircraft engine plaint. .... .'.:', ''J.;'rr In addition, the fleet struck oil refineries ; nt Harbburg, an •aircraft engine ordnance depot tit Hamburg, and airdromes near Hamburg.. It was the first time since just n month ago today that American bombers h«ti itr.bbed far into the Reich. -. . '....'. The American raid followed n powerful blow by RAF bombers last night in the Saar basin. Heavy British bombers blasted German . communications In the path ,of Patton's Third Army.. Germany's air war against England, with robot bombs, w/. resumed last night. The Nazis hvirlcti one- ton robol-s from Heinkel .bombers following the loss of .'.launching platforms on the continent. In London, Dutch Prime \ Minister Gsrbrandy, said seven million men, women and children in Gcrr man-occupied Holland are threatened with imminent exhaustion of food, fuel and drinking water. Gerbrandy revealed the critical situation results partially from the strike on bulch rail workers called to hamper the flow of supplies to Nazi troops. ,: "•'• . •'; -* Chicago Wheat . open high -Jow '„ close pr.cl. Dec. . 165% 166 164j» 165 May l62!4 1605S 161 ; 16H4 September, fought tlie :baUle for western Europe in -M«jr and Jtiiti; and the batl!e''fof Greece and Yugoslavia in April, The German ainiy doesn't like to fight in Winter. This year it may have lo >

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