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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOETH1A 8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 32. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier BlythevWe Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1942 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Questions Answered By Hershey: Brig. Gen. "Lewis B. Hershey, national director of Selective Service, was »asked many questions toy reporters and by guests at the Junior Chamber of Commerce banquet while in Blytheville Saturday night. Below are given some of the questions asked and his answers pertaining to the drafting of men for active so Slates Army. "How long will it be before a man, between the ages of 30 and U5 years, married, two children, and earninn $3000 annually will be called?" "That man is reasonably safe until 1943. About 1944, I don't );uo\v. It all depends on how old the child is" General Hershey said. * -.- * "Is a man in Class 3A and unmarried eligible for officers training?" "This is a matter to be taken up individually. You can join the Army and prove to the government you are good enough to become an officer and they'll train you," he said. "What type farmers are subject to deferment?" "They should be good farmers to be deferred and they should produce something essential .to war maintenance, .like hogs..rice.. corn..I believe soybeans would come in that class but I don't The local that," he Spring In Russia, As Pictured By Soviet War Correspondent {Ilyn Ehrcnbourg is u distinguished Soviet war correspondent. lie describes the fig-tiling- on the eastern front and the Russian view of the war situation in general as a Russian. The following- dispatch throws light on both.) By 1LYA KI1RKNBOURG Written for United Tress MOSCOW, April 22. (UP)—I saw a new German tank painted green to blend with the Spring grays and leaves. It was smashed by our troops at the beginning of April, before Spring arrived, and curiously it reminded me of a dandy who had changed his clothes for the season too early. But it wasn't dandyism; it was need that drove Adolf Hitler's Spring tanks and divisions into action before Spring came. There is no .snow left now on the fields, and roads have become running- streams. They're covered know about cotton, boards must decide answered. "Will a man in Class 3A ,be called now?" "They are not taking the 3A class now but may reclassify men in that group," he said. ff ?.: * "Are men being exempted on an occupational basis?" "It is not a fact now tmt it may be an actuality in six months or a year. A year from now, a H man with dependents can't .stay at home without doing something New Group Will Leave Mississippi County On April 30 And May I There will be 114 white selectees to leave North Mississippi County April 30 and May 1 for final physical examination before induction into the Army. In addition to those being sent by Draft Board "A" leaving April 30, made up of Blytheville residents, there will be 74 men from outlying sections of Blytheville, Dell, Manila, Leachville, Luxora, Roseland, Etowah H and Lepanto, who will leave the\ following day. To supplement the list from Board "A", published Monday, these are to go from Board "B": From Blytheville—Rush Knox Austin, Jesse Lyerly, James Thomas Martin, James Adren Hoover, Elmer Ray and Ruil Adrin Ward. From Dell — George Franklin Bishop, Louis Hershell Freeman Eliza Wilson Harder, James Leonard Martin, Isaac Jones, Malcolm Casso Greenway, Mirian King Stamey and Clyde Simmons. From Manila—Arthur Ray Moore, with twigs and branches, and as you drive along and bump up and down, your car behaves like a galloping horse. Big; Battles To Come The thaw has .slowed up military operations for several weeks. Here and there—in Karelia, near Staraya Russia, above the Bryansk front—our troops still attack, but these are only isolated operations. The battles that will come in May arc being preceded by an ominous lull. Meanwhile, the last ice is flowing down the Desna and the Dneiper. The Hclds arc littered with German machines, the porpses of merf and horses, helmets and unexploded shells. The snow has disappeared, revealing a gloomy picture of a war Spring 1 . Never has Spring been talked about so much as this year. Hitler has juggled with this word. He wanted to bolster up the spirit of the German people. And no\\ Spring has arrived. Two armies are preparing for battle. Meanwhile. Hitler is casting fevcrisl glances behind him. What's troubling him? Is it the Jolly high explosive bombs of the British Air Force- A campaign on a second front bj Americans and British? or a grow ing revolt among the nations h has enslaved? Vichy A Cheap Triumph However that may be, Hitle Rolie Morgan, Melvin Lacey Bollinger, George Edward Murry, Tom has begun his Spring offensiv against Vichy. He didn't have to PHILIPPINE ISLE Lightly Defended Island Of Negroes May Be Next On Jap Schedule WASHINGTON, April 22. (UP.) — Japanese forces ure driving ahead, in Panay, rich sugar-producing island of the Philippines, and apparently are preparing to launch a new invasion ugninst the neighboring island of Negros, the War Department said today. "Reports from Negros," a com- nunique said, indicates that the nemy is making an air recon- la usance of that island." If the enemy attacks Negros, vedgcd between Panay and Cebu, t will be the ninth Philippines is- and to feel the power of the nvadcr. The communique said ,hat Japanese forces driving for- vard from their beach head at San Jose on the southwest coast: of [Panay had attacked American- Filipino positions in Antique Province. '\Rcpcated enemy attacks i n overwhelming numbers forced our troops to withdraw .from Lam- bunao," the War Department said. Indications that the Japanese were getting- set to attack the presumably light defensive forces on Negros followed reports from Gffn. Douglas MacArthur in Australia that enemy naval units were active in the Visayan group of islands south of Luzon. The Visayans, numbering in the high hundreds ana scattered in. the sea are roughly bounded by Panay, Negros and Cebu on one side and •MJasbnte on the other. The communique supported Mac- lArthur's earlier report that Japanese aerial attacks on Corregidor and the other American fortresses in Manila Bay had diminished in intensity. Air attacks on the forts the War Departments said, were limited yesterday to " a few dive Nazis Clamp Strict Curfew On Paris, Execute 15 More Hostages In Effort To Discourage Spreading Outbreaks Churchill's Angels With Dirty Faces c> J It essential he said. for war maintenance," "When .will a man of 39 have to go whose wife does not work?" .:-."Jn ; ..1943, he traid. • .r v.v". ~-z'-'Z'.. .*;. :/ .^.,.. , . ,jt •• •••?#. .. '".*;-•;••' _; • . "When is the government going to make some provision for support of the dependents left at home?" "I will be very disappointed if that is not done within the next two or three months,'-' he answered. ;;: :'; $ "What about the man of 35 with a wife who is independent?" "That man is not ideal but might be used in combat units. We have to use what we can get in this mechanized war. We can use them .somewhere," he said. "I have been rejected for enlistment by the Army and the Navy because I am too light. Am I a total loss to my country?" "The Selective Service takes what others don't want sometimes," he said. "Do you think that civilian workers will be moved if necessary to get them in certain positions essential to winning the war?" "I do. I also believe that perhaps the government will pay men while training them for from six to eight weeks for certain positions," he added. * "Arc there as many draft dodgers as in the other war?" "I am not familiar with the .situation in the other war bu those familiar with both programs say there is less in this war. I do not tli ink there is much draft dodging going on now," he said. * $ e "Can farm workers without dependents we deferred?" The local board can defer an Calvin Conner, Leonard Miller, •acy Lee Parker, Jack Parker, Vlartin Dean May field, Aaron Ar- lold Huskey, Elmer Henry Grimsley, Curmon , Jefferson Hodge, Robert Paul Beggs, Armool Mc- llresh, Tillman Wallace Crafton, Hulen Ezra Faulkner, Joseph Euka Argo; Hepson Lowry. From Leachville — Dave Edgar Green, Loral Benton Hubbard, Gilbert Lee Brewer, Charles Edward Hampton, Eddie Harvey Hamilton, Jesse Monroe Pierce, Bland Gordon Maynard, John Wesley Morris, Samuel Ralph Gibbons Jr., Howard Anthony Mayes, Bennie Abernathy, Lewis Howard Evans, Charles Nelson Shelton, Cecil Shelby McAdams, Millard Cleo Groom, Jesse Nathaniel Ray, Virgil James Hanners, Lloyd George Lester, Gayton Douglas Gates, Belvin Rhodes, James Wilson Lacey, Thomas Jason Ward and Delbert Hooker. From Luxora—David Edgar Frazier, Clyde Curt Davis, William Woodrow Evans, Lawrence McVay Dunwoody, Hassell Hall, Buford L. Hammock and Joe Adams Mayo. From Roseland—Ezra Earl May. From Etowah—Claude Chester Hammock. Charles Samuel Vaughn, James Arthur Snodgrass, Otis Perry Smith and Sam Griffey. From Lepanto—Thomas Ernest Bailey. Ira Edgar Addison, Jewell Olsen Maben, Robert Ellis Griddle, •William Millard Franks and Elmer Earl Mormon. '. I spend much ror fuel for this— bomber raids" on. Forts Hughes and Drum. Cases From County Before High Court Numerous Mississippi County ca.scs are coming before the State Supreme Court. Phillips Motor Company has asked .the Supreme Court to set aside judgments totaling $7500 awarded in Mississippi County Circuit Court to two administrators of the estate of two persons killed only a few barrels of gasoline for Pierre Laval's and Otto Abetz* trips ibetween Paris and Vichy). The British radio reports that Field -Marshal Gerd Von Runs ted t has migrated from the Ukraine to Paris. Along the way, .Rundstedt must have met German troop trains: Hitler's continuing transfer of divisions from France, Belgium and norway to Russia. Evidently, neither the Royal Air Force, nor articles in the American press nor the wrath of unarmed Frenchmen has affected German strategy. Face-to-face with coming Spring battles, Hitler .wants to in- ruse spirit into his soldiers who have suffered defeats during the Winter. He is circulating rumors that the Germans has "colossal" new armaments. (He's publishing absurd al- lagations about the weakness of the Red Army. Russians Ready, Confident This Isn't the time to talk about our reserves—the fighting this Summer will show. I have visited our reserve regiments, when I saw young, sturdy fighters, well trained and well equipped. Their spirit is magnificent. They', all know that the enemy is ntill very stronug, but they also know that the enemy will be beaten. iLast Summer their talk was aU about Paris, Dunkirk and Crete. Now it's about Kalinin, Kaluga, Mozhaisk and Rostov. The reserves are fired by hatred of the invaders. Today Nazism has become a reality —burned huts, the corpses of children, the grief, of the whole nation. Our industrial plants have worked well this Winter. We don't need to mention the severe difficulties under which they have worked. MJllions of evacuated people have proved themselves heroes. We have I Paris Cafes And Theaters Closed Until Friday; Unrest Spreading LONDON, April 22. (UP) —French patriots have killed a sergeant of the French collaborationist "anti-Bolshevik Legion" in Paris in a new outbreak of terrorism spreading throughout Europe, British sources said today. In retaliation for the killing on Monday night, it was said, German military authorities yesterday closed all cafes and theaters In the entire Paris area until 5 p. in. Friday. Informants reported that Germans imposed a 5 p.m. curfew. The so-called Anti-Bolshevik Legion was formed by associates of Pierre Laval, Vichy's "chief of government,' to fight with the Germans against Russia. Sabotage Increasing British sources reported sabotage was increasing along the French const. They said a ship was sunk Winston Churchill has a look at a knife carried by one of Britain's famed Commandos. Fncinl blackout featured by Commandos makes them harder to sec and scares daylights out of Germans ia nifiht attacks. McClurkin, Afflick An< Wunderlich Speak at An nual Smoker Last Nigh Pointing out that the total income tax payments this .year in Arkansas would finance the nation's war effort for only 47 minutes, W. D. McClurkin told members of the Lions Club here last night that Rarade Staged-vjruough Business District Yesterday, Then Fish Fry The largest proup of negro se- lectees yet to leave Blytheville for induction into the Army were given a "going away" party yesterday afternoon when the 20 men participated in a parade, band concert and fish fry sponsored by'the Dud Cason Post, American Legion, which also promoted a similar event for 118 white selectees who Bonds must be made to supplement Chester Catalina was awarded $2500 for the death of Nelson Catalina and Ethel Price $5000 for the death of Vernon Dean Price. Nelson Catalina and Price were killed when their car and a car owned by the motor company collided. Cal Gossett. driver of the Phillips Motor Company car, was also killed. Case of T. H. Van Bibber vs. John Strong was submitted for rehearing. Submissions argued orally were: Clint Hancock vs. state; Tommy Phillips vs. state: Clell Lancaster agricultural worker without do- in a wrcck near Osceola Fcb> pendents providing that worker is t raising more essentials to war j maintenance than he is consuming. That difficult question must be decided individually by the local boards," he said. 2 S! * "Can a man in Class 1A later marry and then be eligible for officers' training?" "A man is not eligible if he deliberately married to avoid being drafted but he can enter the regular Army and work up." ho answered. * a * "What arc considered genuine dependents?" "They are those who were dependent upon the man registered before the Selective Service Act went into effect." he said. "Must they live in the house with you . to be genuine dependents?" "No, but the registrant must prove to the local board that he is contributing to their upkeep. This can be done in each community;' he said. If V C -Which age is best?" "Business and the armcd forces want men between 17 and the middle 20's. But there are only a few million of that age. Now we must call others up to the early 30's. We don't want to call indis- pensible men from farms and industry. But we'll have to train others to take their places." he tanks. -We have aircraft. Lcnd-Lcase Equipment Our friends often ask how American fighter planes or British tanks are making out. Let me answer at once. I've seen German bombers brought down by American fighters. I've seen the liberation of Russian villages in which British Matildas (tanks) took. part. But friends should be told only the truth. Our front isn't a mere 100 miles long and along our immcnsc front, British and American tanks arc only isolated episodes. One has only to remember that all 'Europe's plants arc working for Hitler, and he Isn't just a tank, collector. He doesn't hoard them. taxes if America raises the money needed to finance victory. Mr. McClurkin spoke at the annual "smoker" held by the club members and his talk was followed by others by W. J. Wunderlich and C. W. Afflick, also members of the War Bond committee here. Mr. McClurkin told members of the club that every man, woman and child in Mississippi County faces the necessity of sacrificing in order to put as much money as possible into War Bonds and Savings Stamps. The quota for the county's 80.000 inhabitants has been set at over $3,000,000, Mr. Afflick told the group. "I realize this amount will be difficult to raise but it must be done and it will be done," he added. "These War Bonds, after all, ,jre a sound investment bearing interest and if bond sales throughout the nation are large enough it may mean that next year's taxes will not be increased quite as much as we expect." Members of the club, on the motion of Dr. Fred Child, voted unanimously to back the War Bond program with the club members pledging 100 per cent support when the drive opens. This is said to be the first civic group to make such a pledge. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. III*., April 22. (UP)—Hogs: 9000—8500 salable. Top. 14.40 180-250 Ibs., 14.25-14.40 140-160 Ibs., 13.00-13.95 Bulk sows. 13.15-13.75 Cattle: 2650 SI. steers. 10.00-15.00 Mixed yearl., heifers, 12.00-13.00 SI. heifers, 8.75-13.75 Stockcr. feeder steers, 8.75-13.00 Beef cows, 8.75-9.50 Canners and cutters, 6.00-8.50 Other civic organizations are expected to sponsor such programs for future selectees. The affair began at 5:30 o'clock with the school band heading the parade of the Colors, World War veterans, selectees, members of the Chickasaw Home Guards, white and negro Boy Scouts. The selectees were resented red, white and blue, lapel decorations which .signified they were selec- tees leaving today for final physical examination before entering the armed forces. The parade marched from the Armory west on Ash Street to Fifth and back through the main business section on Main Street and then to the Armory, .where the band played a patriotic concert honoring the negroes. Flags lined the business section and most of the business houses closed at f>:30 o'clock in adhering to the request of sponsors. Many of the Home Guard were used to direct the traffic during the parade, both on Ash and Main streets, with the remaining members marching. Following the concert, the se- lectees were served a fish fry at the Armory with the Legion post as host. Commandos i Again Stab At Continent LONDON, April' 22? CUP)—Britain's bold Commandos smashed German troops back in a two hour invasion .stab Into the Bolognc .sector of the French coast early today and knocked out two armed enemy trawlers, a communique disclosed. Tho battle in which the Commandos penetrated Nazi coastal defenses and apparently did considerable damagn with naval resistance, was described as a ".small reconnaissance raid," but it came at a 'time when Parliament was seething with proposals and speculations on an American-British invasion of Axis-held Europe to aid the Red Army Una Summer. I Be Each Consunier Allowed One From May 5 to May 15 WASHINGTON, April' 22. (UP) — Stamp No. 1 In the first war ration book will bo valid for buying a pound of sugar during the period VICHY, April 22. (UP)— German authorities in Paris today Announced the execution of 15 more Frenchmen and a .second group of unspcci- • fled number, bringing to more thun 100 the persons executed, in the last week in reprisal for terrorist attacks on Na'/i occupied territory. At the same time they staid 15 more hostages would be shot if those responsible for the April 8 attacks on German soldiers were not found before April 26. '•^^^MMMM^MHMMMB^MMMMIiMB^^K and u tanker set afire. The Germans shot several Frenchmen on the spot, it was said, -without bothering to inquire •whether they•.'.•.had " of Price Administration said today in announcing further details of the rationing program. The announcement means that formal sugar rationing for the United Slates will be in effect from May 5 on. .„ -. , -."Y*f« r »«"-"'j~ Informants quoted that more than 600 French..war veterans had sent their war decorations to Ikval in protest against his leadership. British sources reported that .in Alsace, which with Lorraine the Nazis incorporated into Germany, a, youth of 18 had been sentenced to' 1 death and nine men had been given prison terms on charges that they wrecked German military vehicles, railroad lines and telegraphic communications. ° Hollanders Warned In Holland, these sources said, ,_ , _ M _. .. „ . ... ..sabotage was increasing so seri- Mny 17 to May 30, No. J from Ma^y , ous , Umt Qermans toroadcast to 31 to Juno 13. and No.4 from t country that anyone molesting June 14 to June 27. AH dates aic German pr< J pcrty cndangers hlsown inclusive. Slovakia civilians beat police agents Restaurants will be cut to half ftnd u wag neces!iary for German the amount of sugar used in a t LQ jntervene a insfc armcd base period. A base period wl men lned in * . be either the corresponding period ^^ dispatch from of last year or the amount of sugar st ^ ted that the Ger- used during March of this year if „.„., ', .., ,__ , ,„„ .. . , U. S. "Suicide Squadron" Lets Enemy Again Feel "Mosquito Sting" WASHWGTOJN. April 22. (UP) —Lieut. John D. Bulkelo.y and his , . -«, eucn-illas" have done it .gain. «>'»f » records for last year arc not available. Individuals will register in elementary schools throughout the country on May 4, 5, 6 or 7. In- dustrinl or institutional sugar users will register at high schools April 28 and 29. Industrial users of sugar for such Services Held Today For Louis J. Roberson vs. state; Jack London and Russell **» aircraft and his tanks aren't Corbin vs. state. in Norway or even in Libya. They're -before us and over us. \ Talk of Second Front You hear a second front talked about in our country everywhere. We aren't condemning: We aren't arguing; We simply want to understand. We talk of a second front as of the fate our friends. We know that toda we are fighting alone against a common enemy. For 300 days already the war has been devastating our fields. For 300 nights the air raid sirens have been disturbing our sleep. We have faced every sacrifice. We aren't playing poker. We are fighting. The fate of Leningrad, its shattered palaces and slaughtered children, is a symbol of Russian snrrifioo nnd Russian ronragr. Chicago Soybeans open high low do. p.clo. May. 184% 185 Vi 184 184*4 185 July. 1?.7 : ;i 18P.!.'. ISO^ 187 188 Funeral services were held this afternoon. 2:30 o'clock, for Louis J. Roberson, 48, who committed suicide Monday afternoon by drinking three ounces of carbolic acid. The Rev. Mitchell Houston, pastor of Number Nine Baptist Church, officiated for the rites held at Hanna Funeral Home with burial at Dell Cemetery. The sawmill worker swallowed the potion at Liberty Cafe, on West Ash Street, where his estranged wife was employed. William F. Lovin Buried A i Trenton Mrs. J. H. Elkin.s and nephew Qharles Ingram, have returned from Trenton, Tenn.. where they attended the funeral ol Mrs. Elkins' father, William Frederick Lovin. who died 'Friday ivt Nashville, Tenn., .where he made his homo with a son. Horace Lovin, jind family. Stricken with a heart attack several days before, he died a month after celebrating his 86th birthday. 'Members of hi.s family gathered at 'Nashville March 15 for that occasion. Born in Trenton where he lived practically all of his life, the James L. Branch Held For Forgery James Leslie Branch, 38, of Hcr- mondale. Mo., is held in the county jail here following his arrest yesterday on a charge of forgery and uttering. He was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Don C. Haley and city officers while attempting to pass an alleged forged check on Harry Thrown for $3(1, This lime it was a Japanese light cruiser thnt felt the sting of the Niivy Motor Torpedo boat squadron led by Bulkcley. At least three times before, Bulkeloy's little "suicide squadron" of FT boats has emerged Guerriila- liko from hidden bases in the 'Philippines and spread terror among the enemy. He and his men have taken their tiny craft into heavily guarded bay.s. rammed torpedoes home almost under the muzzles of enemy guns—and gotten away with it. In hi.s latest exploit.. Bulkcley led two PT boats in a night foray aainst. a fleet of five Japanese warships. Eluding four enemy destroyers, the Americans centered their attack on ?t light cruiser and left, it in a sinking condition. A Navy communique announcing this bold action indicated that Bulkcley might have tried to leave a torpedo "calling card" or dairy products, preserves, bottled beverages, desserts and other specialties will be a Holed 70 per cent of the amount previously used. man Gestapo had seized 100 prominent men of Oslo, Norway, as hostages. The Germans, the .dispatch said, announced that the men would be hostages for three Norwegian patriots who recently fired four shots at a German sentry. Pink Locusts Blooming The pink locust trees are in ,„._ , J bloom at the rear of the Frank C, Under the rationing regulations I Douglas law office, 215 West Waione adult representative of each family unit may register and obtain war ration books for all the family's members. Family units do not include maids or other adults who are not blood relatives. These must register individually or with their own family units. Scrap Paper Burns A pile of scrap paper caught fire yesterday afternoon at the Biaylock Hatchery on North Highway 61 but tho flames were extinguished without any damage being done. ut Street, making one of the prettiest sights 1 of nature seen hero this Spring. The 30 trees, about six fest in height, have blooms closely resembling the wistaria bloom except that that color is a deep pink. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas invite the public for a look and also a walk through the yard under their fragrant blossoms. two witn the destroyer escort but Mar. . 2017 1023 2013 2020 2 heavy enemy counter action forced May . 1945 1952 1940 1947 1939 July . 1963 1969 1958 1966 1954 Stock Prices A. T. & T :.-.. 113 3-4 American Toacco 35 1-4 _ ! Anaconda Copper 24 3-4 _ T ~ , si .. -Bethlehem Steel 563-4 New Orleans Lotion Chrysler 54 prev I Coca Cola 67 open high low dMccteeJSSS! %%* .•••."••". £ £J o retirement of the Americans. One ol tbe boats—the PT-34— was forced ashore on the Island of Cebu, where a Japanese invasion force is now engaging the Amcri- body was returned there for services can-Filipino defense garrison. The Saturday afternoon at the Olive other, the sPT-11. made good its Branch Methodist, Church where escape. There was no indication he served as Sunday School super- ! which boat carried Bulkeley, 27- intcndcnt for 52 years. Burial was j ycar-ola native of New York. made at the cemetery there. Although he made his home with his son. he had spent the past seven Summers \n Blytheville with Mrs. Elkins. Chicago Corn open high low do. p.clo. 86'.:: 86% OS 1 /.: May July . 89- 1 '; 86 % 89-V: 89 "i 89 Vi New York Cotton prcv. open high low close close Mar. . 1995 .... 1989 1999 1988 May . 1945 1949 1939 1945 1940 July . 1961 1966 1955 1962 1955 Oct. . 1975 1983 1970 1978 1970 D^c. . 1984 1990 1978 1987 1977 Jan. . 1985h 1989 1979 Oct. . 1998 2004 1994 2001 1989 Dec. . 2005 2010 2001 2008 1996 Jan. . 2006b 2000 1997 War Bulletins CHUNGKING. April 22. (UD—Severe fighliug raged on the Salwecn Kivcr front in eastern Burma today where Lieut. Gen. Joseph \V. Slil- •wcH's Chinese defenders stoutly resisted strong: Japanese attacks and look a heavy toll. A special Chinese communi- que described renewed assaults by reinforced and mechanized Japanese units in the southern Shan states, in the Bawlakc and Loikaw area. They were exerting "heavy pressure." - i Montgom. Ward 2o New York Central 7 J-8 N. Am. Aviation 11 1-4 Republic Steel 15 7-8 Radio 27-8 Socony Vacuum 71-8 Studebaker 41-2 Standard of N. J 32 3-4 Texas Corp 31 1-2 Packard 21-4 U. S. Steel 47 5-8 U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLYTHEVILLE—Higher temperatures today and warmer tonight. ARKANSAS—Wanner in the ^esfc and north portions. Little temperature change in" the ..'southeast portion tonight.

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