The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 27, 1945 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 27, 1945
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB 1 rV\T»lf 1XT A kill (ir-ltlmn „ _- __•_._. . _. ^W*^^» V W^^tf^ VOL. XLI—1\0. 201 lilythevllle Dally Newi Ulytuevllle Courier Blytuovllle Herald Mississippi Valley Le*der THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTHEABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI KLVTIlKVILLli, AliKANSAS, TUESDAY, PUHKUAKY 27, 19<ir> What? No Mud For Marching in contrast to the usual scene of mud, broken towns, and lired Iroops on Hie Western Front as Yunks slog through, this picture shows the lOOtli American Regiment passing saluting base in Colmnr,' France during a parade after the town's recapture from the Germans. Note paved streets, undamaged buildings and tij-esscct-lip c.ppeaiancc of troops. (NEA .Telephoto.) Mayor Jackson To Be Candidate To Seek Re-election In April; Financial Improvement Cited Privett Fund Hearing Goal As Contributions Reach $3485 The Privet I Jleinomi] Fund, originally set for 9-1000, w lias reached §8485 willi individuals .senctiiiL' in infls . . .. ;n(tiiiu ill gil'ls lolaling !><M2 yesterday to reflect widespread interest and sympathy. With gifts conliniiinsr for the fund lo purcbaso a home hor wife and eight young children ol 1 a Blythevilc soldier xiie courier News today was killed in Luxembourg, it is planned to accent irii't^ fur scv authorimi to announce the candi- cra l morc dllys ;„ al) eff H t . £ • ' - dacy. of Mayor E, H. Jeck.son who will seek re-election at the municipal election in April. Pointing to a highly suuccessful financial record and to other achtevmcnts under his administration, Mayor Jackson said he believes that record justifies his seeking reelection. In addition to marked financial improvement, the city lias had more than 25 blocks of city streets paved, iuUudjngJhi; .opening oM.yi'St Walnut Street '.Ki.VPliTi udc^i'&j S!, 1 .'- teenth. In addition an! amount of streets have been graveled and improved. "The city has no delinquency on any of its bonds, interest or any of its debts and Us bonds arc being offered by boiiii salesmen nt a premium," Mr. Jackson pointed out. "Tlic city's sinking fund h in the best condition in which it, has ever been. The city has a cash balance of more than S25.000, in addition to £10,000 in Govci'iiccnt bonds. :; Belter fire equipment and street cleaning equipment lias been pur- ch;ised and paid for during this administration. Under this administration, plans have been made and a site acquired for building a .sub fire station to be located in the western part of the city, the location of a sub fire station at which point will reduce fire insurance rales in this rection and will avoid the long run of the lire trucks am firemen in the event of fires in that section. "This administration also ha.>, built up -a cushion against rainy days in the future. A comfortable financial margin, which when priorities and restrictions are lifted at the end of the war, can be used for th c building of parks, streets, curbing, garbage disposal a house immediately, if possible Gifts arc being received by Cour- » ier News, C. L. Nabcrs' Grocery and plants and otl :ier necessary municipal services without additional co-=t to its citizens." Being Cooter Soldier Treated At Memphis COOTER, Mo., Feb. 27.—Pvt. James Strong, 33-year-old Cooler, Mo.. Infantryman, is al Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis after having been seriously wounded Jan. 27 while fighting with General Patton's Third Army in Germany. His lefl arm shattered and also shot in the hip and behind an car. yesterday he began a .series of operations in an effort to save his arm. His wife, Mrs. Bcrnicc Strong, who received a message Feb. 8 Idling of hl.s injury, his daughter, Mary Helen, and his mother. Mrs. Lilly Strong, of Cooter, epcnl Sunday in Memphis where they visilcd Private Strong. His arm injured wliile fighting, he was lying on a stretcher waiting removal to a. base hospital when the enemy shot down in Hie hl]i and ear. Arriving in New York City Wednesday, he made Ihc- entire trip by plane, flying from Paris, Prance, lo New York City in 27 hours. German Warship Sunk LONDON, Feb. 27 <U.P.)— The Moscow radio, relaying reports from Sweden says the fiOOO ton German light cruiser Nuernberg has been sabotaged and sunk near the Danish coast, file broadcast says Hie ship was enroulc lo the Kattegat. Jodie Nabers. who originated the idea of providing Ihh type memorial for a service man who left four sons and lour daughters, ranging in age from 13 years to one year. A number of contributors" arc making their gifts in memory of loved ones who also gave'their life that oilier American homes could be. preserved, as did Pfc. J. C. Pri- ve'ct, ,37-year-old Infantryman. 'Bereaved Family Gives Mrs. Harriet Brown Sullivan and her daughters, Earline and Louise, senl $5 in memory of their husband and father. Earl Preston Sullivan, seaman first, class, who also lost his life In Hie service of his country. He was drowned in n typhoon while serving on the U. S. S. Monaghan. Mrs. Clifford Elliott, of Forty and Eight community, sent a gift of $5 in memory of her brother, J. E. Fnught, killed on Bougainville, and for another brother, Ted Faught of the Navy. A gift of $10 was sent by L. K. Ashcraft Company of Maiden, Mo., for the nephew of J. L. Ashcraft, Bill Tenklioff, missing in action. A four-montlis-old daughter. Janet Kay Williams, sent $1 for her daddy serving in the Army Air Corps somewhere overseas and who will see his daughter for the first time when he returns home. The gift was sent by her mother, Mrs. Virgil E. Williams. - Included In those received was a note from the fourth grade of Central school where P.ilty Jean Privett is a student. Sliiilcnls Send Note The children, who gave SIS. scut a nolc by Billy Wayne Miller, chairman of the project. It read in part: "We all love.her lots because she is so kind and sweet lo every one. If any one in Ihe room is iii trouble she gels around in her quiet, unassuming way and helps them. We nrc looking forward to seeing her in the new horn Members of the fire department at Blythcville Army Air Field— every one of them—contributed to a fund of $80 received several days ago. Names of individual contributors were not turned In but all sent "best wishes." . The Civilian Personnel office of the base "passed the hat" for a collection of $18. Employes of the Frisco Railroad and Express Company there turned in S3S. A gift of S6.55 was received from the Woman's Missionary Society of Pride Subdivision. Klght States Contribute Gifts have been received from eight states, Texas. Mississippi, Tennessee. Louisiana. Illinois. Indiana —one each—while a number have contributed from Missouri and othc points of Arkansas. Tlic "Texas" gift came ycstcrdaj from Sergt. Robert Myers of Temple. Texas, stationed here, who ramo into the office yesterday with Pfc W. E. Bra mum of Conway. Each donated a dollar. Other Rifts received yesterday included: $7.50 from I.leut. Col. Mrs. Ivy W. Crawford; $5 each from Pemiscot County. Mo., Singing Convention: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. L. Smilh of StceUvMo.. for their son, Odie E. Smith of Fort Sill, Okla., Louis Lansky. for Bargain Center: Miss Vivian Ecurlock of Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stevens, Capt. and Mrs. John R. McDonald. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Black. Mr. and Mrs, O. A. Roiish, who have two sons and two sons-in- law in service: J. H. Doane. Lone Oak Baptist Church sent S11.05 collected: Woodland Corner Baptist Church, sent by the pastor, Mio Uev. Mitchell Houston, sr, Sf>; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merrill put a jar on Hie table of their boarding house and with their gift the jar yielded 56.50. A gift of $10 came from J. 6. Huey. S3 from Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stringer, $2.50 from Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McOill, $2 from J. D. and Donald Warren, age eight and five years; Mrs. Dosha Mick, Mrs. Odie Freeman. Joe Rayford. Mrs. Saliie Hublcr and daughter. Miss Mary Hiibler, who are neighbors of the Privell family; $1 from Mrs. J. W. Hardy who has three sons over- . seas, Miss lioselta Hauion, 50 cents from "A Friend." John C. McCrory, of Hart's Bakery; collected gifts wliile on delivery In Southeast Missouri to show his sympathy for Mrs. Privett and her children. The SM he turned in was from: OPA Preparing To Cut Prices Of Furnishings Big Increase In Cost Of Home Furnishings Cause For Action WASHINGTON, Fcb, V>7 <U.P.)- r . Time was ijood news for tlic im- llon's homcmakers this afternoon. Price Administrator Chester Howies .says the OPA Is Betting ready to cut prices of home furnishings. Tin! Price Administrator made Hie statement wlillc telling the Semite Hanking Committee why the Office o( Price Admlnls- Initlon should bo coiithiiicd for iinolher 18 months after the, pro. eul law expires on June 30, ' \ Bowles (old the coiinnlUcc that (lie price of home furnishings Jumped more limn 14 per cent from May of 19-13 through December of '44. He says Hint's Hie largest price increase for tiny commodity In the cost of living index and makes enforced price reductions necessary. Elsewhere In the nation's capl- Inl, Hal old whipping boy, government spending, is under altack. again. The House Appropriations Committee has accused Hie administration's executive departments of wlmt il calls "objectionable spont!- liiB" nnct says bluntly lliat suet practices "must, be stopped." Tim House Committee voiced its criticism wliile slushing some 300 million dollars from the Budge Bureau's request, for so-culled "deficiency appropriations." Representatives on the committee saj they've discovered Instances 6 either lack of knowledge or nllci disregard for the antl-dcficlenc-' law. Hie Inw that requires the government's executive agencies I spread their spending over a flsca year In such a way us to cover n costs except unforeseen emergency demands. According to Hie Appropriation. Committee, the government's ex eciitlve agencies have spent money so loosely during Hie first ha| of tills fiscal year that Cong'rcs has been placed in an awkwnfi position. That is, Hie commitlcl claims Congress must either gran additional funds' to the agenclo or force the curtailment ol neces snry operations. Americans Drive Withi Eight Miles Ot Cologne; - S. Winning Iwo Fighl Enemy Garrison ley SS from A. 0. Moselcy. for Mosel Grocery of Hlcele, Mo.; $2 each from Mr. and Mrs. Gus Cooper of Cooler, Mo.. T. N. Shcrrille of Braggadocio o. Gifts of $1 caeli were from Mr. and Mrs. Homer Smith, Sanitary Market, W. D. Nichols. Ed Vaughn. W. A. Vicl, A. B. Burlon, T. Cl. Bailey, S. B. Hester, Byasscr Store, Elsie Inmon, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kil- !em, all of Steelc; Coppagc Mercantile Company and Mrs. Myrtle Wilbur, of Braggadocio. Mr. and Mrs G. M. Morgan of Hayli, Mo.; O. C Cornell, Nannie Porter, Charier Robertson. J. D. Gardner, all of Holland, Mo.; Maltie While. Donations of 50 cents were from Nat Nunnery of Holland. Burl Castman. Jack McClure. James Cassidy of Cooler. Mo., A. M. Hinson. Madelino and Evatcnc Bryan. Mrs. Shirley Smith, Joe Chcslnul of Steelc. A. Y. Huckaba. DC Bakery of Braggadocio and Jack Holmes of Steelc each gave 25 cents. Oilier Gifts Acknowledged Gifts not yet publicly acknowledged include: Richard Jicdel for Jic- del Store, SIO; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Flccman. $4; A. S. Barboro Company. $15; men of the composing room of Courier News contributed $7 with Bert Lamb, S2; S. E. Vail, $2; Sam Landrum. $2; Slew Titman. SI. Gifts of S2.50 each from Sam W. Rhodes, Jimmie Anderson of Columbus. ind., who formerly lived here; P. C. Rothrock. employes of Walpolc Electric Shop, Billie Crr,:s, Mrs. W. T. Oberst, Mrs. Mary Catherine Btinn and son. Tommy, for her husband in England: Mrs. I,. M Burnett, for her son. John Burnett in the Southwest Pacific. In the $2 list to date were: O. II. Hamilton, for the American Legion post at Russellville named for his brother killed in World War T; Ebb Spradtcy. Charles Henley, by his mother, Mrs. Claudia Province; , New Cold Wave Hits Arkansas Ice Covers Highways As State Gets Sleet And Low Temperatures UTTLE ROCK, Feb. 27. (UP) — A new cold wave moved inlo Arkansas tliis morning, and freezing ' x SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTSJ On Iwo Suffers Water Shortage Marine Leader Says Yanks Will Control Entire Isle Soon snow and sleel was falling over most, of the state. The Arkansas Highway Department warned that many roads aro coate c ] with Ice and warned motorists lhat driving j s extremely treacherous. Fayclteville, Harrison nnd Leslie were covered by more than a half- 'nch of -sleet this morning, nnd the weatherman said the northwest section of the. stale caii look for •nore sleet uiui colder weather to- lay. Sleet began falling In Little Rock it B this morning, and a half an hour later the streets were covered. GUAM, Feb. 27. (UP)—All of Iwo Island will he in American hnmls In n matter of days. Thai prediction was made todny by Lieut. Clen. Holland Smith, commander of Marine forces In the Pacific. After u long and detailed lour of batllcfronts on Iwo, Smith has In high spirits. "Marine progress on Iwo." he says, "has been and Is mosl satisfactory. We expect to lake this Island In u few more days." About his men he says: "The Lciilhcrnecks have no shorl- a(jc of supplies or equipment—and there Is certainly no shortage of courage." Kxpci'ts Cui'lrilla Fighting "However, our men will have difficulty In running down Hie Japanese guerrillas for some time after (hey have won the Island's main strong points. The Jnps will make full use of the caves, nnd there are lots of them." nut, Ihc general goes on lo say: "One lliing to our advantage. I believe the enemy Is milTcrlng from a sliorlaye of water and Is having trouble caring for his wounded and disposing of his dead." "Tlie Japs arc making every effort to hide their casualties,' and there l.s evidence of many enemy suicides nnd cremation of bodies. In one cave near Ihe southeast coast our men discovered more than 29D Jap bodies. • Smith adds ihal we niay""nevcf know the exact toll of Jap casualties because there is also indication Ihcy may seal their dead in caves. On the Island's lighting front, a Japanese news dispatch says the Americans have launched a new frontal nssnulU-ufinlii preceded by an all-nlghl bombardment by artillery and warships. And Marine planes arc taking to the skies from Hie Island's southern airfield, the one the Japs used a.s a bomber strip. Off-shore our fleet units nrc keeping up ih c | r vigil agalnsl any air or naval allack Ihe Jnps might attempt. But there Is plenty of evidence thai the Japs al home have had their mind on more than their own protection. Pilots of Ihe carrier planes which pounded Ihc Tokyo area Sunday uncl Monday say (hey heaped destruction on Iwth ends of Japanese crafl production. One pilot said Ihe Yank formations Hew through a sky-full of fi Meanwhile, Arkan rivers be•an rising ngain, fed by 24 hours of heavy rainfall and sleet. The Ouachitn River has flooded sections of the Arkadelphia to De- Lark road. Now nearly 10 feel above flood stage al some points, the Ouachitn is expected to start falling at Arkadelphia. The weatherman says it will reach the X foot mark at Camden tomorrow, thai Is 10 feet above flood level. The Upper While River Is expected to reach 20 feet, seven feel above overflow stage, at Calico Hock today. At Batesvillc, where flood stage Is 23 feel, the While will go to 20 reel tomorrow. TODAY'S WAIl ANALVSIH Germans Give Up Territory To Gain Time Ky I>AV11) V/KKKS United I'ress Stuff Writer The Germans apparently luivo commuted IhcinsclvcN lo giving up all lliclr homeland territory west of llio Rhino without a major battle. The Naxls are silil following Hie same pattern of siicrlflclUK territory rather Ihan risk a decisive stand. Hy followlnt! Ihis pallnrn, Iho Germans have liwl nearly all Iho territory they conquered, and have Riven up some of lliclr homeland as well, but they have slaycd In Ihc war. It's tin) only way Ihcy could have stayed in Ihu war so long. To risk a decisive buttle- anywhere, cllher on Iho eastern or western front, has meant for Ihc pasl 1» months risking destruction of Ihc German army nntl almost Immediate collapse of all resistance. H may seem tlrniuic lo sumo tlml llic Germans are Hiving up some of lliclr homeland soil without a major slnifjgle. Under ordinary circumstances II would ap- iciir lhal, since the Germans ivcnluully must flghi ih e flnul mttle of Europe somewhere, they mlliht its well fight II al Ihc borders of their homeland, before lliclr country' Is overrun. ' Bul here Is what may be an Important factor in llio Nazi decision " lo continue avoiding tlio 'ast decisive struggle. None of the German territory so far overrun by Hie Allies, and none of the Icrrllnry Immediately ahead of the Americans on the western trout, will return tp Clcrinauy aflcr Ihc ..,„,. • • • • • V Poland To del Slier . All of Germany east of Hie Oder liver Is earmarked lo go lo Poland, So Is East Prussia, us well as a good slice of Silesia. 'Hie of Silesia may go lo C/cchoslovnkia, On Ihc western front, France claims the SAAil. Belgium and Holland tuny demand some territory.- At any rale, It appears thai all German soil west of the Hhlne, either will be given to .some olhe: country, or operated by an Inlcr- nallonal commission. So actually, Ihc Nazis still are fighting on foreign Mil, or al any rate, .soil they know will never German Front West Of Rhine Breaking Down Under Impact Of Powerful Allied Assault PARIS, Kel, 27 (fJ.P.)-Two American fighting teams,! the I'li-wt and Nnilh Annies, arc driving into the coal and •"~iH)ins of industrial Germany todny. ' '• I The has j fibbed to the very outposts of Cologne! tig llio !,rft river M)jffht miles west of the Rhinelan'd ''••' And the Ninth ban punched the rim of Germany's • mineral-rich Ruhr province: >?l Front dhpatches-Bay the. entire I Gcruian battlef ront' west of'' IfieP *hlno has broken the I impact of the two American armies. I And the momentum of the .drivel appears, to be., swamping 'the Erf'tl river line, the .last natural barrier I tefore the Rhine. ' Blmp*m'» Men Adr» nee General Simpson's,,Ninth Army I troops have nmde Ihe most spec-, lacular advance of all with R'nlne-j mile Jab to the outskirts of Mubli- chen-Gladbach, ,tha first Huiir city to como within the grasp of Amor- | lean forces. Late Bulletins TAUIS, Kcb. 27 (U.P.J — Field dls|>:itelH-s Imllriito Hi; ( l the Nails arc Ncrlng In disorder across th« Klihm. I.ONItON. FebT 2J (UP.) — Marshal Slnlln announced Hmt tin! Itvd Army has broken Clrr- iimn n<sl.ilnnce In lh« Polish I'anu-rniilan border area ami ail- vnural -a milts! westward ill four HKTKOIT, Feb. 47 (0.1'.)- Tlin United .Automobile Workers Union today volcil (6 end a sli-lko of 13,500 mt-mlwi-s nt (he Chrysler Corporation's Dod|ro main iilnnl. Union official* suld llic board's ilcrhlon will Im presented to .(lie imuntmslilp al :i incclhijr to- come back lo them. Thus, II makes no difference lo them Iliul it ravaged by war. Germany's main idea still KCCIH.S to be to slay In Ihc war Just as long as possible, although all hope of victory or even a soltcr peace is gone. But no mailer from what an«16 ing Jap" plancs'To' rake J .)/ipaiicsc''a'ir J ',°" *T y , l ° co " sl ' lcr lho acnniin fields and knock oul Iwo huge plane "" " ...... ------ ........ '" WASHINGTON, I'cll. 27 (U.l>.) —H was learned liiday tint Major (ieitcnil Ktlwln M, Wulson, Wlillc House secretary anrt nilli- Inry iililo lo I'reslilenl HoJHovclt, dluil liidl week while en ^oulo licnnc from Ihu Cihnuii conference. Chicago Wheat open high low close May 163H. 103'rf, 1G3U 163-i IG3 1 ; July isiTi 155", 151-', 155", IS5 assembly plank. Nine Carrier Flanrs I.osl Uuring tnc rnlds, the Americans knocked out 233 Japanese planes, 23 for every American craft losl. Nine American carrier planes were lost in the action, but (We of the pilots were rescued. Incidentally, a Navy spokesman says today our sharpshoottng carrier pilots have destroyed nt least 1GOO Jap planes since last Dec. 1. The record was set by pilots of the Third and Fifth fleets alone, and includes an additional 1,078 planes wrecked or damaged in the same period. Our own losses since Dec. 1 stand at Ihc ratio ol one Yank lo nine Japs. There is no more news on the American carrier blow against the little island of Hachijo. no miles south of Tokyo. The tiny pln-polnt of land is a Jap air busc and spotting post used principally against bombers heading for the Jap horn-land. House Fails To Put Emergency Clause On Laney Use Tax Bill Mr. and Mrs. E.i V. Treadway, Don Ultz. J. J. Gallian, Miss May Nelson. Scrgl. Charles Smith in India and Mrs. Smilh: Fred Boyelt. for his son overseas; John Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Slovall, Clay Webster. Theodore Payne and R. C. Daniel, included in gifls turned in by Russell Gaincs; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carney Sr., Sergt. and Mrs. John O. Weathers, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. John Walden for their sons, J. P. and Bob Waldcn in service; George L Beck of New Madrid, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Lcc Warringlon, for Ihcir sons in service; Joe Waldrup, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Green Jr., for their son born Sunday; Mrs. Ted Green Mrs. Eileen Clements for her husband, T. L. Clements, overseas; Mr and Mrs. Waller n.iy. Mr. and Mrs W. A. Dobyns, Miss Jean Arman- troul, Louis W. Davis, EROCK, Feb. 27. (UPi- Ilic Arkansas House of Rcpre*cn- tatives again has failed to place the emergency clause on Governor Lancy's use tax bill. The measure already has pawed the Senate and the House, and when signed hy Laney will place a two per cent sales tax on machinery and goods bought outside the stale and then shipped into the stale for use. However, failure of the House to enact the emergency clause prevents the measure ffrom becoming a law until 90 days after it Is signed by the governor. An attempt to get the necessary 07 votes on Ihe emergency clause failed a week ago, and today only 57 of the 84 House members voting answered "yes" when Ihcir names were called. Earlier in today's House session, Representative Ablnglon of Wliile County failed in his efforts to have hls enabling act for Arkansas' "Freedom lo Work" anti-closed shrin amendment called up for a third reading and final passage. Abington's bill was discussed last "Ight in a committee meeting, and members of the group had planned another hearing for Thursday nfefil. However, when Ablngton Insisted that Ihc proposal be returned to Ihc House fur vole, the committee held a short session, and returned the bill with a recommendation that il not pass, Following .fli'f move, AbhiRl</.i was ruled oul of order when he attempted to obtain a roll call on Ihe bill. Speaker Horace NorthcuU declared the session to bo "Senate Dny" and lhat nothing could be acted on by the House as long as a Senate bill wns lefl on the read- Uig clerk's desk. Abington says he plans to bring the bill up again tomorrow morning', .struggle, It makes no sense whatever. Every day Ihcy continue lo fight, the Germans suffer far more heavily lhan do Ihe Allies. The Nazis nre waging war agnlnst a population ten limes their own size. Yet every day, more German than Allied lives are losl on the baUlnfront-s, and from crushing bomb assaults on their cllles. Hillcr no longer Is wngtn K war against Iho Allies. He's waging war against his own people. And they are letting him do It. The mosl alarming weakness in Germany l.s displayed *>y tlio strength Which n Jaded and discredited Nazi regime wields over Ihe people. (icrman.s Obey Leaders II Is not sufficient explanation lhat Hitler nnd his cohorts have built up a gangster organlKilton which keeps Germans in hue nl Hie point of a gun. The organization Is made, up of Germans. The Nani leaders have no power without Hie voluntary compliance of these ordinary Germans who make up the bulk of the Nazi organtza- lion. Yet, they obey meekly. Tlic German solldcr, an ordinary German, continues to fighl the Americans, the British and Ihc Russians, yet lie will not rise up ngalnsl his grcalcr enemy, Ihe Nazi organization. The Nnzls promise him nothing bul more suffering and death. At least. Ihc Allies promise him peace. Still, he keeps on fighling Ihe wrong enemy. Not much can be expected from the German Junker generals. They're in just about Ihc same bout us Hillcr nnd his Nnzl henchmen. They're all hearted for cs- llnclion and Ihey've already lost their Prussian homeland. Somewhere along the line In five years of war and even more years of Nazi domination, the German people have lost Hie one element needed to make them rebel against Hitler, as they rebelled against the Kaiser in 1018. They've practiced rullilessness and persecution too long. They've lived loo long In Hie dump-heaps nnd rubble that once were cllles. They've lost contact with clvillzn- lion. Former Armorel Woman Is Dead Illness Proves Fatal To Mrs. Smorhcrmon At Home In Sikesron Mrs. Helen Finklca Smothermon, formerly of Armorel and wife of Thomas Smolhermon, illed early this morning al Ihe family Home near Sikcslon, Mo. Slic was 21. Stricken critically 111 three weeks ago, she was ill a Cape Qlrnrdeau, Mo., hospital Friday until returned to her home -when her condition appeared Improved. Horn at Armorel, she WIIK reared there, going to near Sikcslon four years ago when her husband began extensive fanning operslloas there. She also Is survived by a [laughter, Susan, two; lier mother, Mrs. D. M. 'l-urncr. formerly of here and now of Sikrston, a sister, Mrs. Louie SmoHicrmon, of here, and Iwo brolhers. Bnrry Finklca aixl Pvt. Bobby Finklca of the Army stationed at Shepparj Field. Wichita Falls, Texas. • Funeral arrangctnciiUs were incomplete early ihts afternoon with Cobb Funeral Home In charge and .services expected In be here. 'Another force,':pushing'up from the south, has reached the .southern outskirts of Muenchcn-Glndb-dch, [ clamping an attack arc on that In-I dustrlal c!ty:of 200,000. American guns are pounding the city, in Ihe first land attack of'.thc wiir'on Hie Ruhr, and front dispatches say the/1 GcmmiiK have Illlle or nothing'to slcm the American advance. '"I Just below the-Ninth; Army;Ami 1 crlcan First Army troops Ymve pull- I cd up along the Erft river after a fast drive across the Cologne plain Town Encircled -' Riding 'oul In front, First Army' tanks and tiink destroyers have 1 en- . circled (own after town In the push"-! toward the' Erft.Vhbldlng confused''-I Germnii garrisons until.hifanl-lfy' arrive to clear,them out. . {• •?>•• The Germans seem confiLscd and appear lo have losl their 1 fight. Ana Plrsl Army stall'officers soy it-j's doubtful 'whether, they can pu!!"| themselves together In .ttmc to maki' an effective'stand along the last nalural barrier .before-Cologne. .'•'..:'. ; Already, American : Long .Toms ferried- painfully,-across '.the 'Roer' river, have liceh turned.'oiiiCdlog'iic',' eight miles away. A German mill-' lory -commentator ttdmllS'tlmttiie 1 Allies have driven to the Gift river And he adds lhat llic.viver valley due west of Cologne Is the scene .of an "emblllcred..struggle",)!'- . But llic American, picture is different. Cautious, bul ' exuberant front dispatches say the Nazis, fh'r-s from standing and dying as Hitler has ordered, are surrendering Iri droves, hundreds at a lime., More i tliiin 6500 Germans have been cap- lured'In Iho last 24 hours.' >:i To Ihe north, another Allied tinny has made important gains Ipday. in n second drive on Ihe Ruhr.,.- '. Canadians Enler ltdem <•' Pushing .down Ihe narrow cori-i- dor belwccn the Rhine and ttib Meusc, Canadian Fii-st Army troops have entered the fortress of Udem and occupied nearby Calcor. Advancing nearly nvc miles iri n d'a'y General Crcrar's men have entered the two anchor lowns of the third and last. German defense belt above the Ruhr. Matching these gains, General Fallen's men to the south have knifed more than five miles into German defenses east of Pruem. '-In whnt may liirn out to be a flanking drive on the Rhineland. Third Army tanks have reached the last river barrier before the Moselle valley. - •.:;:• In the air, a big fleet of American planes, more thAn 1100 heavy bon Soldier Held Here In Theft Of Manila Car Scrgt. John Puckctt of Paragould, st.illoned nl Fort Bill, Okln., . , ~ was held lo Circuit, Court today on ,, " nd • 7(X) fighters, again have a charge of grand larceny in con- ™, ° ° (hc Important rail centers of Leipzig and Halle in central Gcr- necllon with thefl ol a car Feb. 0 from Ihc used cor lot of Jolllff Brothers at Manila. Arrested yesterday at Paragould, he confessed lo the arresting officer. J. W. McHancy of Manila, lhat lie stole the car from the lot, il was announced. Plated in county Jail here, officers also arc investigating his .story that he was on furlough -since Jan. 15. because of illness of n relative. Tlic car was recovered, officers said. Icicles Cover Trees, Shrubs In This Area Tlic most disagreeable weather of Hie Winter arrived last night with rain turning into ice as It fell and the combined Ice and wind causing many trees nnd shrubs to be damaged. A low of 27 degrees was recorded on the official thermometer. Damage to trees, siirubs and such early blooming flowers as jonquils, was expected to be heavy. Many jonquil bulbs had Veen noticed and; other early-blooming plants were peeping above the ground—now covered with ice. Traffic, both among motorists nnd pedestrians, was almost At a standstill last night end today because of the icy roaas ana streets find blowing sleet nnd ruin. many. Jimmy DooHUle's airmen dumped almost 3000 tons of bombs or, llw two cities. George Trieschmann Dies At Wellman, Iowa, Home George Ticlschrnann. father of JoeG.Trieschmajin,died Sundayat his home m-WeUman 1 .Iowa,-whera he long had-lived.-'"'•'•'••;•• "A retired farmer, ho. had been an invalid for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Triesch- mannwent there three weeks ajo, when his condition became critical. He and his wife had visilcd here before his health became Impaired. Besides his wife and son, Joe G. Trieschmann, he is survived by several' other sons. Funeral services will be held tomorrow" at Wellman, with burial there. Weather ARKANSAS: Rain in south, freezing rain in north portion this afternoon and tonight. Colder. In extreme south. Wednesday cloudy and continued cold. Freezing rain in north. , NeW York Cotton Mar, . 2208 2216 2207 22H 2203 May . 2206 2209 2203 2205" 2204 Oct. . 2118 2116 2111 2115 2UI Dec. . 2108 2110 2107 8108 3103

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