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VOL. XL1—NO. 280 — THE DOMINANT NEWSPAl-KIl Of NORTHEAST An„.„,.,.o .„„ „„ ^~^^ *" * '*-* .' * ^ NeW * Courier . Herald Mississippi Valley Lewler TO«DO«Uj*NT_NBWBPA|.EIt OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND flOUTHKA^T MISSOURI _KM"rilKVH,Lli. AHKANSAS, WKDNK8DAY. KKRUUARV M, 19>l!> SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ^^^ ^^_ ^^^ ^^ ——— —— — »j»» Mm i/wrirjQ riya ^ENIH . REDSJETJIRECT ALLIED AIR SUPPORT I /"I fc-\ yi j--j i /—i i^ r- I j^iiiiv-i^-l— f~\£. {. ^ ' * 9 9 ^._ .•*•.,. Canadians Launch Offensive in the upper picture. Infantry attached lo the Canadian Ul Army, adinncc behind t« ilks j,, | hc ,, c w °" CnSlVB in thC NimCCn SO the ,st. Can ia An fire - e s. an ia An r guns over open s.ghts as the new offensive B els under way. (Upper picture British otlicial ' . lower picture SignalCorps photo via NE4 Telcphoto.) Urges Passage Of Revenue Bi!! Laney Tells Senate Proposal WouldCure Faulrs In Tax Setup H'lTLE ROCK, Feb. H (U.P.) — Governor Laney this morning appealed to the Arkansas Senate to pass his revenue slauilizalioii bill. Laney, speaking to the Senate in Mialf of the measure introduced in both the Senate and House yesterday, said the proposal would correct many faults found in Ihe present. tax distribution setup. And pointed out Use 'following advantages of his measure: First, says Laney, the plan would maintain all present governmental services at a higher standard. / Second, it would make Arkansas a debt free stale, except for the highway debt. Third, it would obvialc the necessity for additional taxes. Fourth, it would make possible (ax reductions. Fifth, it would provide more state aid for the educational system. Sixth, it would provide more stale aid for cities and counties. Seventh, it would remove from their precarious position public institutions and essential governmental agencies which Laney says arc dependent on revenues that might be wiped out by the changing social and economic conditions. Eighth, the plan would create a true stale surplus. Ninlli, it would modernize and simplify the state's accounting. Tenth, it would make it possible for all stale agencies lo participate in increased revenue on equitable Ijiisis. Laney says that in the event of a revenue decrease. It would be overcome by transfers from the .surplus. Eleventh, it- encourages all stale. agencies and institutions lo operate efficiently and economically. And. Twelfth Laney snys it would convince those outside the state that "We have the ability to handle our financial affairs in an intelligent :md business like manner." The Governor was to make a similar appeal to members of the House this afternoon. Father Of Four Suffers Wound in Luxembourg •~.-/-u..*.. . , r .> ,. -^ Pvt. James Marcus Smith, formerly of Liixora, was wounded in action Jan. 2C in Luxembourg, the War Department has informed his wife, Mrs. Stella Mae Smith. The father of four children, Private Smith lived at Luxora a number of years hut enlisted at Magnolia, where employed at that . His wife and children are making their home, until his rct'ira. -,yjth Mrs Smith's brother, Dave Walker at Luxora. ; . • Private Smith, with the Infaiv- Iry of General 1 ration's Third Army, has been overseas since September. ' ..... R. Sylvester On Committee For Housing The City Hall will have a "face- lifting," thc National Housing Authority Committee has a new member and a lot near Frisco and Chickasawba street will be cleaned as rc- sults of last meeting. night's city council Negro Girl On Bike Is Injured By Truck Florsten McClair. 16-year-old Negro, received a broken leg in a bicycle-truck collision late yester- Mrs. Grace Humble Dies Enroute To Hospital Here Mrs, Oracc Humble, wife of Arlic Humble, died this morning en route to a hospital here after having become seriously ill. She was 41. She had left her home In the Whisllcville Community near Manila in an ambulance, when she- died. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today pending arrival of relatives. Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, Albert, Carl, l<croy, Arlie Jr., and Ernest Lee Humble, and two daughters, Dorothy Marie and Luelle Humble. Holt Funeral Home Is in charge. Chicago Wheat open high low close May . 1G2% 162 •luly . .. 162 169,'t, 162'!. 181 '.i . The aldermen voted to have the Interior of thc city hall repainted, with contract lo be let immediately. Raleigh Sylvester was appointed to the housing committee to replace G. G. Hubbard, who resigned. Me. Sysvcslcr's term extends through 18-18. The lot at the rear of S. Joseph's Tin Shop is to be cleaned, thc council voted to notify Joe Martin, garbage collector. There was a discussion of paving of South Elm street and of a strip south from Ash on Trisco property, but no action was taken. Mayor E. K. Jackson presided over (he regular session, attended by all of thc aldermen. Walking Horse Men Organize First Meeting Held At Searcy; Leaders Visit This County Orgnnizaliou of an Arkansas Walking Horse Breeders Associa- on will bej completed at a meeting .... .v.^^m.u.c-s ai uminsXlng ^J* r ° Iowl "B formation of the have rejected a number of conces- gioup Sunday atScarcy after leaders sions oflorcrl by u,c government in thn mnwtmnvit KO^ —«. ii.__ rt T-I-_ , J _ b'JtLifiincru, MK. . •••••••• • BigJFires Kindled In Dresden ~~~ ~~~ —•————— -He " :.. • , . • ' .•..,.-... Japanese Army, Navy Chiefs Try To Pass Buck For Defeats; Peace Overtures Held Likely WASHINGTON, Fob. H (U.E>.)-Ap|«ircnlly neither lie Japanese iirniy or navy is willing to shoulder'llie blame lor Anienciin successes in the Pacific wiJ'iv I'" 0 ' ° f lhc Slate BpP»rlmenVs Japancm Division, bi c Dickovcr, says llie-two Japanese services are qunrrcl- ang to bhmo cadt other rw iLs" for'" t j 1 . 1 ^f, ill>;incse ni<n , 1 . v ,". n<l "'ivy Imitf Imvn leiu r ees m the movement had gone there with Mississippi county horsemen . . ----.,-,-• ~~, t ..*j iivij^iu^ii i/it,- ^viiitiiuii sc, party iceal slndm Dorlsmri £± rtaincd the visiti " B "'"' P*""" CommunLst ^presen a- SDonsinr-n ),„,„ lives on tiie National Military Coun- The Communists In rejecting tho compromise say Chungking offered day afternoon vision. at 341 South Di- Condition of the girl, daughter of Nathaniel McClair, was believed satisfactory today. The girl's bicycle was struck bv a truck owned by Ashcraft Company and driven by Norman Hooii- ~r. He was turning (he truck to en- U-r (lie driveway of his home and the girl had left her nearby home in the Texas Quarters about 6:15 o'clock when thc accident occurred. Thc girl's leg was broken above thc knee and thc bicycle badly damaecd. No arrests have been made but police nrc conducting an investigation. New York Cotton Mar. May .Tuly Oct. ])ec. 2200 220G 2105 2195 2197 218B 2197 218fi 2186 2184 2149 2160 2148 2148 2145 2079 2093 2078 9082 2075 2070 2085 2070 3973 3063 .sportsmen here. Mississippi Counly has walking horses worth $150,000 after having recently sold fine animals lo such vlistant points as Texas, California. Kansas and New Jersey, it was announced today, following conferences which began Friday. There now are 300 head of registered walking horses in the county. With Arkansas the third ranking state in (he country in valuation of walking horses, this slalc has nrcat possibllHlcjs In this field, the 48 sportsmen from various park of Arkansas gathered at Searcy, were told by experts. Towns of Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Helena, Hot Springs, Forrest City, FaycUcville. natcsville, Paragoiild Jonc«boro. Tuckcrman. Wilson Osccola, Dell, Manila an ri Blythcvillc were represented at the Searcy meeting held at stables of Dr. Porter Rodcers. Aim of th c new group will be la promote walking horse breeds in tne state, to assist in staging of horse shows, it was announced. Attending the Searcy meeting | from Mississippi County were 20 men who became members and incur fou r guests W h 0 arrived in Blvthcville last Friday. They were: J. j. Mtirry of Lcwis- iiurg, Tciin., widely known for his activity «r| th . ltnncsscc Walking liorscs; wood Beech of Belfast, reim , original director of the Tcn- 'rf C , C ,, Walki "B Horse Association rt father of "Dub" Beech, traln- wn 3 ?> 10 *™aii of J. H. Grain of Wilson; Ed Ezzcl| of ColtcRc Grove. Icnn ..director of the Tennessee ^ocmUon since it was formed m 3934, and Bo n Howell of Memphis, •nirt lo be one of Ihe world's best known dealers in Tennessee walking horses, The visitors and horsemen of Ibis i ' "' Mar. Mny July Ocl. • —w«" *-\jir* 41/uu ALA.1S ^01" Pec- • 2017 2085 2075 2015 2011 U S Steel , . - vllc for a touring - 5 " m)cr at "is home prior to 5tab , M lhc (1IOK|n d of Mr ' w y"c "ear uly- - "' Wl!istlc nw Mac G1 " Rl De " and C. G. r Blythcvillc concluded tho c concue t tour In North Mississippi County ' . cnton men, fr , . on "S. tr;im « '° r . " r - Sm "ii, the visitors conlin- ' visited > ,,, lo Osccola c sa- of W. j. D r i VCr Jt , , char , °' B ' Yomig wre Glenn Willis, trainer for stables ' the Osceola men and these loree owners joined the group for r,in n 1 K[° P al W11son w rain stables were visited. sltors s P cnl Saturday other sponsors of the fund for raising the necessary »%(~i . . ••"•""•> OJA;III. oaiurnay nighl in Blytheville and,lhc cnllrc n?, tly i wcnt to SMrc y where more can ror raising the necessary ime horses were viewed, prior to amount, placing it in trusl unlll «? ?-!H g i ? mcell »B which is ex- such lime when suitable property te£?i i,f '^-i",™"* morc m - tec ° mcs »«"?"« al " "asonable terest in walking horses ,;• ,„.'•• — "» early peace In addition, he says, leaders of- he llunklng people of Japan possibly may come forward at any tliJic with an olfcr of a negotiated |»aik But thc government expert warns this, although it seems reasonable would, In fuel, leave Japan tlie victor in the Far Bust. lie says, "We must nol ucccpl this. The war must go on until we are in a position to destroy thc Japanese war machine, root and brunch and lake steps that It shall never be rebuilt." Dickover concludes that only unconditional surrender will give' us Ihe power lo destroy all thai hns mude Japan a menace to clvllly.u- lion. While Dickover was declaring that unconditional surrender Is the oniv conceivable solution In the Far East (lie Japanese foreign minisler was quoted us saying Japan "will not reject any hand that offers peace" Thc Jap foreign minister was quoted in a British broadcast. Another Tokyo report today says two forces of American Liberator nnd Mitchell bombers raided Formosa on Monday and Tuesday. Tlie Domel news, agency says the frequent air attacks on Formosa limy be Ihe first moves In an Allied Invasion of Ihe big island north of thc Philippines. ' In Burma,'British troops hn'i-p taken a town on the Tr'rawaddy river in thc center of the rich Burma oil fields. On the Far Eastern political scene, a Chinese government minister says negotiations between Chiang Kai- shek's government and the Chinese Communists have bogged down. Engineer Dies In Train Crash Four Other Trainmen Injured As Passenger Collides With Freight PINE BLUFF, Ark,, Feb. H, (UP) —Thc enfjlnccr of u passenger trnln was killed and at least four trainmen were injured when a Cotton Hell piissengcr train crushed into tlie rear of a freight train In the fine Uhifr yards early today. Walter J, Barnett was killed In lhc accident. Two of thc trainmen were seriously Injured, .1. F Cobiirn conductor on lhc freight train, is J" n crlllcnl condition at a Pine Bhitf hospital, mid J. A. Story brakcmiin on (he freight train, Is In a serious condition nt ^he hospital. The other two trainmen, i. n Buckley and John W, Derrick, nru also In a Pine IJlulf hosnllnl, bui their condition Is not believed serious. The accident occurred'a^ 1:15 this morning '• a'nen 'the ' .liiiih'-botiiiri . The minister says the Commun- representatives at Clniiisklng en The concessions would have 'given Die Communist party legal status no real power. A laic report says thai there were fewer than lOOcasnalllcs In thc sinking of the escort carrier Onvmancy Bay, m the Philippines, which was announced last night. Thc skipper of thc currier, Capt Howard Young, says thc severely wounded men were strapped lo cols ribbed with life preservers and lowered to thc sea. There they floated until rescued. Two or three uninjured men were detailed to watch each floating cot. The captain says the casualties were remarkably light in view of the bad hits suffered by the ship But he says none of thc planes was saved. N. O. Cotton 21!)0 2195 2188 2197 2150 2ICI 2083 2X14 318G 2185 2100 2187 2138 21M 2150 2152 ->146 2082 20M 2080 -,. ....... v..., .lulllll-uulu 1(1 Memphis-lo-Dallas passenger Irnln collided wllh the rear of a southbound freight train. The engine of Ihe piuuscngsr trnln turned over and lhc freight train's cnbcosc wns demolished. Cotton Bell officials say no passengers were Injured | n the crash. Boat Overturns, Two Girls Drown Near Pine Bluff PINE BLUPF, Ark., Fcb. H. (UP) —Two Pine Bluff girls, both about 17 ycnrs of ngc, were drowned vcs- tcrday afternoon when a boat in which they were riding sank In a lake near Pine. Bluff. The bodies of Jnatilta Diluting and Janice Maghcss were recovered from Adklns Lake Iwo hours after the boat sank about 50 feel from lhc shore. Neither of the girls could swim. N. Y. Stocks A T <fc T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel '.'. Chrysler ''''' Coca Cola Gen Electric '.'.'.'.'. Gen Motors Montgomery Word Sludebiiker Standard of N J Texas Corp Texas Coip 40 1-8 C6 3-1 52 7-8 TOKAV'S WAll ANAI.V8IH Groundwork Prepared For Lasting Peace By DAVID WKKKS United Press SUff Writer The lust greiil buttle lo win ilia war hfi.s not yet slarlcd, but thu first great battle to win the pence Is already underway. Tlio initial assault has been launched from the shores of Hits Ulack «oa in the Russian Crlmciv. But before It Is over, the sounds of skirmish will bo heard from nearly every capital the world over. 'nils is n.s iC'should bo. For In Hits new war, the words of free men will play an Important pint. U will IK ,a war of words, a conflict of cx|>rc.wcd opinions, that will shape Ihe acllons which follow. From this welter of spoken ideas must be hammered the vlc- lory of a lasting peace. For our part In Ihis bnlllc lo win the peace. President Uooso- vcll bus slurlet! us off on thc right foot. Not necessarily in the scrao tlml he and Ills advisers have the only workable plan fur American participation In world security, People Musi Approve Ibilhcr, In tho sense that President Roosevelt recognize.-; tlmt the United States Is a democracy of free-thinking people and that the Ideas of a ruction In power cannot be crammed down Ihe throats «r the people - unless they're favored by the people. And lo be favored, they must be understood. Thus, President Roosevelt has embarked-tin n campaign to sell the American people n set of- blueprint,! on world security. More Imuoiinnl, lie sees the wisdom of selling the blue prlnU before the house Is built. He wants t°.,iC' v f>. the customer who'll he living in the house a chance to suggest some changes thai might make It move attractive. . In this respect, President Roosevelt Is atlemntlng lo avoid lhc "lifnlls encountered by President Wilson after thc last war. Tn 1018, President Wilson look wllh him to Europe a document of H points which were supposed to save Ihc world for democracy, and prevent future wars. I3ul he mode some grave errors. His M points wore devised by himself and his advisers without consultation with the other powers In lhc world, and without Ihe con- sullnllon of his own poonlc. Almost before he gol off thc boat, thc other powers began lo undermine his program point by point lo wifcguaid Ihclr own Interests. His 11 points were torn to shreds. The shell that remained was scl up at Thc Hague as the World Court, nnd hi Geneva as thc League of Nations. Americans Disillusioned Buck home, many people were disillusioned. President Wilson came back and Irlcd lo sell not the blueprint*, but the makeshift house. He failed. Tlie result was Amcrl- 161 1-8 can isolation from world diplomacy 71 3-8 Europe fell back on Ihe old sys- 32 3-8 lem of balimcc of power. There was 11 1-8 less democracy than ever, and lhc M 1-2 seeds of World Wwr Two took root •2 This lime, President Roosevelt Is •<j determined not only that thc Amcr- •* lean people will accept thc house to bo built, bill that thc other nation.* 3600 Planes PoundGermany Within 24 Hours; Blows Land: On Cities In Path of Spyfets 1-ONnON, Kcb , M (U.P.)-Tlia mighVof'American and m n i> OV , C A !w, been, lurried over lo tlie direct su ,>'Tn • M ft , Uc(1 Armj s <Irivc illto enstcnr Germany Twice " ' ast ' 8 ' 0 "' 1 flectH H r ' , e omee sit tick n H , lorelronl of Kusslnji troops, And (treat fires »rc rnjrinij through the German city of Dresden this ' Canadians Near Rhine Bastions Drag Heavy Equipment Across Muddy Fields Toward Goch, Calcar PARIS, Feb. 14 (U.P.)_Shock troops of thi: Cnniiitinn First Army have balllcd lo wllhln less than llirco miles of the Hhtiieiuiul strongholds of Goch and Calcar I'hu Canadian nnd lirltlsh troops nrc moving forward in n.waiill boats and amphibious tanks, and artillerymen arc ' dragging their guns through fields as much as three feet, under wiitur. Some 115 miles to the south, on General nation's Third Army front, other velornii .soldlcra nre Inching forward ovci; the border of Uixcm- botirc. And small gains have been made 'at the eastern ends of the two bridgeheads Ihrusllng across the Our and Sure livers. At, tho armies of Ihc'.Big. Three mil Ion turn tho words of Hie yalln conference Into reality, capitals "of many nations. Allied and Axis nllke. continue lo discuss tho lull meaning of thc terms set forth. 'n Haly this afternoon the general feeling seemed to be, "Let's get up on the fence and sll this out for a while," Says the Action Party's paper, "Italy, more than nny other nnllon, must await with calm, without excessive optimism unjustified pessimism." . —• ~.j..mi, oni» t \j ItlHVX n S OV L 0 ' lllc flam cs, a sort of sym- tlic Big Three.' ',' A fleet of more than 3250 American warplnncs.wera oii'1 "over-Germany tlito morning, flying hi the wake of a record forco of 1400 Brll- Wi night raiders. ,'" 'Hie Eighth' Alr'.-Force•' bombers, siepHcrded by busy .Ultib.'fighters, struck ill Dresden, bombed Jusl a few hours earlier by the RAP. Then they swung nroimd to raid Chcm- "1U-, :i8 miles southwest' of Dresden, nnd Afngdcburg. ' ".' ' ' Tlie three cities lie in a broad nrc south and soulliweal of Berlin. llcporl' Target, HIL .." • American bombardiers iind their tnl'gplK'ln clear 'view When they uomlicd burning Dresden, and they ?lnn ^. "v isi'iiv, '*i*v Hi ill, Llllj UUIU1 (I r n ,"? !lvln B °" llle sam » Alrccl gel n 50 1-2 53 1-2 B2 1-a Leg/on Backs Move To Honor Hero By Buying Family A Home Grateful Blytheville citizens will honor thc memory of one of Palton's Third Army heroes who died fighting to stop lhc Germans In Luxembourg Jan. 20. Their token of appreciation for Pic. J. C. Privelfs supreme s,acri- fjce will not be a monument, it will be a gift of a home for his wife and eight young children whom the 37-year-old infantryman left in Blythcville when he went off lo war lait March. At least, this is the plan of a group headed by Jodie Naber.s, local merchant, who hopes to obtain a total of $4000 for the purpose of buying a house for Mrs. Rachel Corkrai] Privctt and her eight youngsters, eldest of whom Is but 13 years old. Today Mr. Nabcrs turned over checks and cash totaling $85 lo the Courier News, representing first contributions to thc fund, and last night members of Dud Citson posl, American Legion, endorsed thc plan and voted unanimously lo add another 550, bringing the to- lal to S136. Tentative plans of Mr. Nabcrs and " call chase. Thc home would be presented with the stipulation that title- conM nol. be transferred or changed until after the youngest of the children becomes of age. "Tlie family will receive monthly Insurance payments from the Government; barely sufficient for food and clothing." Mr. Nabcrs explained, "but these payments will not be sufficient to permit thc family meeting high rent payments such as prevail nos-." He pointed oul lhat with Ihclr own home and adequate garden space, plus Government Insurance payment,';, the family would he Independent and lhc children al! could continue their education. Billy Gene, 13, eldest of 1'ic four boys and four girls, and whose father's dcalh left him "the man of thc house" already Is work- Ing afternoons after school. He Is employed nt his uncle's service Eta- lion. Mr. Nabcrs predicted the fund would grow rapidly as people learn nf this opportiinily to repay a debt of graliludc lo one of the soldier-fathers who died in haltlc. Those who wish lo add to the fund may do so by contacting Mr. Nabers al his store In llic West End, or by sending their checks or men-' antcc llinl we will do our parl u keep (Jic weeds of war out of the park. Tims, lie has sent his right-hand man. War Moblllrer Jimmy Byrnes home from the Black Sen conference ahead of time to slarl tho campaign. When he arrives home himself, lie's expected cither to make a special address to Congress on lhc details of security plans, or go dl- rccl to the people In a radio address across lhc uallon. He may do both. One thing, however, seems certain. Tlie American people will get a full report on all lhc commitments and agreements made or to be made In our name. Washington will IK full of discussion and controversy during thc nexl several weeks. Thc Senate, which must ratify nny treaties binding the United States, will have Us say on nny changes to be made. And by the lime the United Nations conference nl San Francisco rolls around on April 25th. the world probably will have a good Idea on just how far the United States will go in participating in world affairs. Pvt. Raymond Bolton Is Killed In Battle I'vt. Raymond W. Bolton has been killed In the European Area of operations, the War Department has announced after informing his wife. Mrs. Lily M. Bolton, also of Blylhcville. ; luiuiui 1 .} uvtiimuiu HI. ft rt;Hav llouis ' ul ^j atiiumg uiuir CIICCKS or 11 price, and then making the pui>ey to thc Courier News office. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight nnd Thursday. Fresh winds Thursday. Labor Pleads Case Against 'Work or Else' WASHINGTON, Pel). 14. (UP>- Hcprescntntlvea of organized labor were arguing Ihclr case against "work-or-else" legislation before the Seriate Military Affairs Committee today. However, despite latwr's c tlon. Administration lenders „,,„,> from Ihe Big Three meeting are still pushing for speedy passage of the measure. ' Yesterday It was War Mobilljcr James Dyrnc.i who said that work or fight laws nro .still urgently needed. Byrnes declared that nothing had happened al the Crimea conference lo change his opinion on lhc matter. Today, Undersecretary of War Robert Patterson Im.^ added his voice lo Ihe opinion expressed by Byrnes. The war undersecretary declares flntly that it's the opinion of military leaders thai lhc war In Eurojie is far from over. And he's urged lhc House Military Affairs Com- mlltcc to approve laws to "draft nurses, Patlcrson says American forces In Europe slill face a great deal of hard fighting "lift (hat nurses arc needed badly. Top ranking members of the House Appropriations Committee have lakcn a peck Inlo the future today and come out with a report on thc national debt. The committee says (he nation can start paying off lhc public debt within from 18 months to two years alter-, tho end of the war. report good results, clouds lay over Chemnitz and Magdeburg, forcing Hie bombers to'bomb bv Instruments,- ' Dresden' Is ' a high priority tar- Ret for three reasons.' Th c Saxon capital Ijj [lie objective of the great illisrlfin drive ,lu Silesia, u i s a . great freight center. Ann lh e city Is known to tic th c site of many government offices moved hurriedly from Berlin; 1 This ,nriernixm tlie-burning city lies crippled before thc Russian Army of Mnrslml Kdncv, «ow push- Inn toward Ihe-'-CJucIs river the third of the ''.six. water 'barriers'tib- tore Dresden,, on 'n hi no .mile'fronf less than 70 miles'from'their goal Iteacli Prison Camp A,few miles to llii; north, according to.German advices,' olhcr Riis"'"" forces, :have by-pas«ed the - .- and another nearby river bs 5 reaching n town eight m|i cs Lest of Sagan. it Is al Sng'aiVthat thoui sands of Allied «'«r prisoners oiitie were, nnd possibly still are, Inter* CO. ; - ; i ;< ;: "' To the north, the Russians'. arc reported to have won another^6V nolcl across lhe Oder river, -Nifci commentators describe It as 'ti'-"lna- jor bridgehead." . ' . Tlie Baltic-bound armies sweeping north are rc|»r!«i within three miles of the vital railway which muds from Danzig to Stettin Iff- Dcrlln. 'Hie London radio says thttt he residents of Stettin now can hear the roar of Russian guns' some 30 niHes distant. At tho southern end-of thc eastern front the battle of Hungary is going into n new round. Russian troops and tanks are driving 'on through battered and fallen Budapest lo the plains of Hungary leading lo Bratislava "and Vienna. Arid so far the Nazi resistance Is reported as slight. Oscar Alexander Will Be Dealer In Real Estate Oscar Alexander is entering the renl estate -business In Blythevilte. The former public office holder md farmer has established an of- lice at 107 West Main, to Super Market, to deal in sale of 'arm jmd city property, have ren- . service and nibllc. serve as notary Well known in this section where ic has resided 30 years. Mr. Alexander served four years as inspcc- or of thc Arkansas Revenue Office in BlythaviHc, until a month ago, and prior to that time was ustlce of peace eight years. He owns a farm at Half Moon, Faculty Clamps Ban On TlafHat' Students Reject Plan For Supervision .Over College Publication WILLTAMSBURG. "va., Fcb 14 <l?P>—Last week William and Mary College President John Pomfrct announced a temporary ban on the student newspaper "Tlie Flat Hal" And today. • William 'arid Mary students Voled to continue the ban rather than suffer faculty supervision over tlie publication. The student body turned down a proposal of their college president this morning that the "Flat Hat" resume publication, "subject to advisory supervision." After listening to Pomfrefs statement, the students rc-ilerated the stand they took at a mass meeting Monday, to have no paper at ail rather than one supervised by thc faculty. Pomfret also stipulated that 22- year-old • Marilyn Kac'mmerle of Jackson, Mich., not continue as "Plat Hat" editor. An editorial by the Michigan co-ed calling for social and educational equality for Negroes brought on the faculty demand for supervision and the students' insistence on "freedom of the Livestock ST. LOUIS, Feb. 14 (UP)—Hogs 7,500, salable 6,000; top 14.70; 160330 Ibs H.70; 1W-150 Ibs 11-14.50; sows 13.95. Catlle 4,250, salable 3.500; calves 800, all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers 12-14.50; cows 9.50-11.50; winners and cutlers 7-9; slattghtt." steers 10-16,15; slaughter held * 9-16; stocker and feeder steeiV'j. 50-53.75. . : v

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