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Subscriber's Who Fail To Receive Their Paper By 6 P. M. Moy Telephone 2573 Before 6:30 P. M. And It Will Be Delivered BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP, NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 177 Blythevllle Dally News ElythevDie Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE,'ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 19'M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENtS"« ATHENS LIBERATED BY GREEK PATRIOTS Formosa Assault May Not Be Ended F.D.R Following German Resistance In Aachen Grows Weaker But Foe Outside City Ready To Counter-Attack SUPREME ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Oct. 13 (U.P.) —American doughboys this afternoon were clearing the eastern section of Aachen after a four-hour drive straight n to the city proper. The doughboys struck into Aachen from an custom' suburb this morning and advanced steadily against German resistance which front dispatches say appears to be crack- ng. The Nazis inside the city, were putting up small arms fire, but Supreme Headquarters describe the American cas- Talks At Moscow, Reporters Told Sqys It's 'Silly' To Assume Churchill Is Representing U. S. , WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (U.P.)— President Roosevelt at his Friday hews conference presented a varied fare for his callers. The President discussed alnvost .everything from world diplomacy to labor and the • food situation. In. answer to questions, Mr Roosevelt said that he was following closely the Moscow talks- between Prime Minister Churchil and Premier Stalin. But he said 1 W'as "silly 1 ' to assume that the British Prime Minister was rep resenting both Great Britain am the United States. He said he dii iiot '.know whether there was an; prospect of his meeting with th British and Russian premiers thl year. An inquiry about plans lo recog hize the French government cam "or Thomas E. Dewey is going to ed the President to say that we wind up his campaign by hammer- have ^ already record a "dc i" 8 | t ^ Mit^l" W™. facto" government in France. And. small business, he said it's loo early to talk about D wl)1 dlscuss torc| „ the power which should be grant- t Wednesday at a forum in New ed the .United States delegate to the planned United Nations Security organization. . ; Turning -. to agriculture, the President declared that the need •:-lor ifarm machinery will v become -.increasingly .Important in'-.the im- , Mediate future^The need '. for farm . •'• machinery --wlir be Increased, he tald, because''.the; United States .will'be exporting substantial quan- - titles'-of food to the'.liberated peoples. He also '.'pblhtedv. to.^wartime' Dewey To Pound On Three Issues Truman Is Traveling Toward Los Angeles To Deliver Speech By United Press From Albany today came word that Republican candidate Gover- *ualties as light. American m o v t a rs blanketed eastern Aachen for 30 minutes b«- fore the attack began today. Light artillery pounded yond, and heavy the area be- guns pumped shells Into the very heart of the city. • The doughboys attacked at 9:30 o'clock, German time, and unit after unit of the First Army slill .was pouring westward four hours later In their wake came Unk destroyers. Lieutenant Austen McColgan o Catonsvllle, Md., who led Die antl ank brigade, said the mop-up now las resolved into a house to house search for Nazis. The Americans lave taken a number of Nazi prisoners, most of whom were pulled out of cellars. Enemy Forces Mass But while German rcsislance .. Employed ''Srnerlca'-.wllf'consunie more food than it did before the War." ' • •••'. '_' '_, VTufnlng his .'. attention to labor, tlie'President said'.that he;is making : a legal study' to determine whether further action can be taken to force James Petrillo of the musicians union to relax a ban on making recordings for certain companies. Mr. Roosevelt had very little to say . about plans to conduct his fight for, re-election. When asked whether he had scheduled additional speeches beyond a foreign llolic^ address, to be given in New York'Oct. 21, he replied only that he was "talking about It.'' •_ Meanwhile the President's physician, ; Vice Admiral Ross Mcln- tir'c, says that contrary to some reports, the President is "in good Bliape.V. .-Re does not even have a | feTi"on"a broken rnlik'botUc." York city. The farm speech will probably be delivered on his trip through the mid West, while the problems of small business may :be included In one of his eastern talks. Meanwhile the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Senator, Harry Truman,- was traveling westward today through Texas on his wayito Los Angeles;'He will arrive in Los Angeles Sunday morning"wliere.he will make the ' first of a scries of avowedly political, speeches .scheduled - throughout-.-thc country. p "-Mak- Ing platform appearances on his way through . Texas Truman has warned Texas Democrats to guan against an "apathetic" vote. Thp other major,vice presidential candidate Republican Governor Bricker continued to blast away at the present administration from Eugene, Oregon. He said that three million bureaucrats stuffed into the corners and hallways to the point of suffocation" demanded streamlining of the government. Terrific Air Battle Continues Over Great Japanese War Base, According To Enemy Broadcasts By United Press , American nirmcn may not yet Lm through with Formosa. A; German news (igoncy today quoted Tokyo as snyiiiK the 'biggest air buttle of the Knst Asia wnv still is raging off ;iiul over Formosa." The only Allied news of that ntltick rcvciilwl thill, swarms of carrier plunes sunk or damaged 95 ships nnd lestroycd 221 nircral't in mi assiuilt on Formqsii Wednesday. Hut Japan said the raid still wns continuing 2<l hours later, and the Gcnniin broadcast indicated llml it'is'still Youth Suffers Cut On Broken Milk Bottle Elmer Cunningham, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cunningham, suffered a sever gash on his wrist, last night when he slipped In the yard of the Cunningham i home at 308 N- Second Street, and f ^..11 -« - U_ n 1r n n m4ltr V, n* H ., cold; says Mclntlre. /Mayer Is Top Salary Earner, Treasury Says WASHINGTON, .Oct. 13 (U.P.)— Xluls. B. Mayer, president of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture "Company, was revealed today as' the nation's top salary earner for the fiscal year 1942-43. The Treasury said he received $1,138,000, of which about $900,000 went to the government in taxes. .-Other big-money earners for the same year were Movie Producer Walter Wagner, $710,000; film magnate Nicholas Schenck, $512,000; and comedians Bud Abbolt and Lou Costello, who together made $789,000. Uncle Sam took enormous bites out of all these salaries. The names are jun a new supplementary list Just issued by the Treasury. The list does not show income from Investment dividends. Removed to Johnson Clinic for treatment, five stitches were required to close the wound. The youth was resting very well today at his home. $70,390 Is Due County In Gas Turnback Funds Mississippi County Is to receive $10,390 from the state as its share of gasoline turnback funds for the third quarter of 1944. Although the amount Is less than that distributed during the corresponding quarter of 1943, It was higher than the amount turned In during the second quarter of this year, It was announced by State Treasurer Earl Page. Mississippi County, along v. other counties, also will receive $414.95 In oil inspection fees, It was announced. For the entire state $302,882.22 was to be distributed in gasoline turnback funds for the third quar- side Aachen appears to be weakening, Nazi tanks are mossing north-, east of the city for what may be-'i come one of the great battles for' Germany. Front reporters say the Germans apparently hope to crash their tanks through the American siege lines. . However, hundreds of American planes and guns are bombarding the box 'seven miles wide and three miles deep where the, Panzers are concentrating. : United Press Cari'espondent'.Hen.- 1 ry jGoirell ireport^ the ,Nazi,>tauks are expecte'd to", attack • mamoh'ta'r> lly'.In what may be the first test df strength. between German and American armor oh Reich soil. But G6rrell said the American command Is' confident' of the First Army's crush the coming counterattack. : Nazi, Division Sighted A Supreme Headquarters dispatch iays one of Hitler's crack divisions las been spotted at Rohe, six miles northeast of Aachen, another Indication that a major battle is im mlnent. ; ; In a race against time, other American infantry is attacking In a determined close the incmy's mile-wide corridor miming from Aachen to the northeast. Elsewhere on the western front the American Third Army is carrying on Its street battle for Mai- zicres, six miles north of Melz. Unllcd Press Correspondent Robert Richards reporls the situation inside Maizieres is so interlocked that American doughboys foraging for firewood, stumbled upon six Germans eating their ration. The accidental meeting saved the Americans some trouble. They captured the six Germans, ate their hot meal, Gives Details Of New Cotton Purchase Plan CCC Will Purchase All Upland Cotton Until June 30th LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 13. (UP) — J. L: Wright, Arkansas administrative officer for the Agricultural Adjustment agency, has announced details of the new cotton purchase program of the War Pood Administration under which Arkansas farmers are assured full parity price for their 19-14 crop of upland cotto|i Wright says that under tho cottoi purchase program, the Coinmodltj Credit Corporation will purchase a] upland cotton offered to It up unti June 30, 1945. The cotton -will be 'purchased at prices based on 104 crop middling 15-16th Inch basis gross weight flat cotton nt Mem phis. • The following prices.will prevail October 21.90 cents per pound; No vcmbcr 21.95 cents per pound; *po comber 22 cent.'; per pound; -Jail-:, wliere ''Japan's " eastward uary 22.05 cents per pound; Febru- march of coiiqMcsl began. p nry 22.10 cents per pound; -Mar'fh' -~ ' 122.15 cents per pound; April 22.JJO in _'cents per pound; .May 22.25'ceiljs TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Formosa Big Jap Pantry And Arsenal By JAMES HARPER United Fre.s* Staff Writer America's westward march of conquest finally has reached For- * oulinuing today, The Wednesday raid on .Inpnn' argcst war buso outside theOionic and cost the Americans 22 plane a loss ratio of 21 to ono.Dul thei vna no daiimgo lo any. of the Amei can ships. ,'•'., The attacking fleet, cstlumted b Japan at 1000 or more planes, sail wo large cargo ships, two incitlm cargo ships and 12 small carg ;hl|)s. They damaged two large, so en incillimi and 10 small frclub ors. A tolal of 124 planes wore slu out of tlio air and 07 were'destroyed on the ground. Muny Buildings lilt Tlia hon\b - nnd - vocVtci - carrying Officials Announced For Osceola Chapter Officers and personnel of the Osceola District Chapter of the Red Cross have been made public with p. A. White as chairman. Other officers are: V. E. Harlan, secretary and treasurer; Miss Ruth Massey, executive secretary; Chairmen— F. A. White, civilian home service;' Lcahmond W. Williams, home service; Carroll W. Watson, water safety; Jack Thrailklll, accident prevention; Mrs. R. M. Fletcher, junior Red Cross; Miss Inez Klncaid, nutrition; Mrs. S. M. Hodges, publicity; D. S. Laney, war fund and roll call; Leo Schrelck, disaster; Mrs. Hale Jackson, camp nnd hospital; Mrs. R. C. Bryan, production volunteer service; Mrs. B. S. Lancy, surgical dressings; Mrs. Christine Crockett, knitting; Mrs. E. S. Shipper, home nursing; Austin Moore, first aid; Chester C. Danehower, defense; Dean Whiteside, city schools; Philip J. Deer, county schools. pound and June 22.25 pound. : Y Wright says the five-point Ih- rcase per jxnind per month has been added as an allowance to fnr- iier.|for storage and 'carrying 'harges. , .': The AAA official also announces an increase by the Commodity Orcd- t Corporation. In the loan rate^-'on .he 11944 crop. The new loan rate 1 is computed at,95 per cent of parity •ind applies retroactively to nil lofris made/Or^ 1944 crop cotton, The " vlous ; ;lpan'.ratc announced; in _^ jrutVwnjfigured af"~92 n'ric}, Jive-' lenlhs;per,cent or parity. ' /./ Hgrrison Has./; 31 Temperature This MorningV- By United Press i Tlie first freeze in Arkansas this season was reported from Harrlsor Ihls morning, where a.minimum of 31 degrees was reported. Minimum temperatures this morning rangcc from the low at Harrison to 47 degrees at Dardanelle, 38 at Mcna and Corning, 38 at Wynne and 39 degrees at Montlcello. The weatherman has prcdlctc( fair weather today—and . warmc tomorrow. ; , The vvnr to tcnr down Ihc en- tny's empire has louehed the orncrstune Island where the con- Iructlon of that empire started i. half-century ago, Japan defcat- d China's army liiirt ncqitlrvd rqrmosu as Its first Ici-rltory In .the csulttng treaty of Shlmonosckl. Their lust for comutesl iinsliikcd. he Japs marched oh to acciulyc an empire of three million square miles supporting 300 million people —an area larger,' more. pouulqus ind Irlch er', Iri >,rtf!-\ ' Jot Expert sources than 1 e r' s European fortress'" at' It's greatest.?' v In the Cairo conference'. Allied commanders .pronounced the death sentence for that empire In these words: "Japan shall be expelled Recently dccorulcd for Ills part in developing Jct-pvopcUcd nlr- crntt,. Urltj.-Gen. Ucnjnmln W. Clildtaw, nbovq, of Washington, D>; Ci, now licncl* Hie U, S. I21U Air Force ('lighter Command, Operating In tlio McdMoliaiienn thcnter. llg helped plnn nir offchslvo Ilint led lo breakthrough at Cnsslno inul An/.lo, o( !toin.o ,nnd .Invasion • at sbtltlliiin i'runco, „ IIar P cr from all territories which she has taken by violence or greed." Government Set Tlie .Cairo conferees' Up said Formosa .will be returned to ohlna. And 'a provisional government, ready to take over Its administration, already has been set up In Chungking. China has decided that the to 50- th e and didn't bother with the lire- wood. On the Netherlands front, the British have opened an attack west of Venlo] towards the Meuse river. They gained up to 2000 yards in th e first few hours. Weather ARKANSAS: Fair Ihis afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Warmer in north and west portions this afternoon and tonight. Warmer Saturday. Minimum temperature here last night was 41 degrees and maximum temperature yesterday was 61 degrees. Leaders Discuss Plans For Seal Sale Nov. 20 Officers of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association had a call meeting last night at the home of Mrs, C. G. Redman, executive secretary of the organization. Purpose of the meeting was to discuss plans for the seal sale drive, date of which has been postponed from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27. Ways and means were discussed for the raising of the quota for the drive in Mississippi County, the amount of which has been raised by $1,000. N. O. Cotton Mar. . 2199 2195 2186 2186 2197 May . 2192 July Oct. Dec. 2170 2211 2193 2192 2170 2211 2193 2185 2185 219l 2159 2205 2190 2160 2174 2205 2212 Forges Parole Order To Escape From Prison MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 13. :UP)—Charles Harvey George, 28, iervlng a life sentence for first de- ;ree murder and 60 years for rob- icry, escaped from Draper prison today by forging a. temporary par role order. E. P. Russell, state prison director, says George was working in tho prison office and had access to files. George had made a previous escape hut returned voluntarily, Russell said. He was sentenced In Mobile County in 1938. i Chicago Rye open high low close Dec. . 108',6 108','.! 106% 10BX 108U May . 1051I 10614 104U, 104Hi 105% N. Y. Stocks A'T & T 163 3-8 Atncr Tobacco 1-2 Anaconda Copper 27 3-t Beth Steel Chrysler General Electric Gen Motors 2188 2196 , U S Steel 63 5-8 33 5-$ 38 5-8 64 1-3 Montgomery Ward 53 3-8 N Y Central 18 l-i Int Harvester 80 1-2 Republic Steel 19 ' Socony Vacuum •. 125-8 Stndebakcr 18 7-8 Standard of N J 55 1-2 Texas Corp 45 7-8 69 Friday The 13th Brings Out English Ghost GREAT LEIGHS, England, Oct.) Hardly had the workmen made 13 (UP)—The witch of Scrapfag- [ their discovery when Corporal John got Green broke out of her grave i P. Israel, of Muskcgon Heights, last night on the Frlday-lhe-lhlr- teenth prowl. This morning a group of workmen arrived nt the Green to lay some drains and they found the massive stcne which was supposed to pin the ghost in her 200-year-old grave had been pushed out of position. • Nor was that all. A broken pitchfork lay across the top ot the stone and faggots from the gnarled oaks across the road had been placed to spell out the Latin words; "Non In sum." Mich., passed by on his way to town from camp. "By gosh," Israel said, "if I know my high school Latin those words mean 'I'm not In.' Who isn't in?" "Crlckctyl" the foreman said. "It's the witch who Isn't In. This is a matter for Mr. Sykes.' Tlie foreman tried lo get In touch with Warden W. J. Sykes, sole proprietor ot Ye Olde Queen Anne's Castle Inn who collaborated only yesterday with Harry Price of the London Council on Physical Research to put the stone back in place. Unfortunately Sykes had gone grouse shooting. However, the United Press managed to get in touch with Price at his home In Pullborough and to'.d him of the latest developments. Said Price, "My, my, I told Sykes yesterday that the should be pointed east to west with the thicker end toward the cast." Asked the U.P. men: "Arc you sure, professor, that the whole thing Isn't a prank?" "Mercy, no,' the professor tx- clalmecl. "To say that would be to cast doubt on some of the most Interesting stories I have; ever gathered." t - !he; island, along with square-mile Pescadores southwest, shall become Ihe Province of FornwsBi Although Japan says It expects an Invasion of Formosa, the new raid should not be regarded at a forerunner of Immediate Invasion Formosa, bulks 400-squarc miles larger than Sicily. Antl Its conquest would be far tougher than the conquest of the Itftllan Island Big enough to make two of New Jersey, Formosa Is ribbed by snow-topped mountain chain two miles high, and is clothed on It' western side by thick forests. Its eastern Invasion shore drops sharply Into the sea. The result Impelled the land's 10th century Portuguese discoverers to tag It with a name meaning "beautiful Island." But, from the standpoint of nn Invasion, It Is far from beautiful. If the new raids foreshadow an invasion, It's probably an Invasion of the Philippines. It was from Formosa that Japan mounted the air itlacks; on the Philippines that paved the way for Bataan. And it >robably is to prevent Just such lew raids when the Allies re-enter the Philippines, that Admiral Halsey swept Formosa clean of air power. The island lies only 600 miles from Japan and 100 from Manila. Consequently, it is n terminus on the route by which the Japs would send reinforcements to the Philippines. Prime Air Target Should the Philippines fall into American hands, Formosa, within range of even Manila-based fighter planes, would become n prime bull's eye. Thus, the Allies could put out ot bivsincss one of Japan's chief war centers. Tlie 14,000-square-mile Island has been , powerfully fortified with coastal bastions and sea and air bases. It may even be the refuge for-Tokyo's phantom fleet, Formosa Is a big Japanese pantry and arsenal rolled into one. It furnishes the Japs with six per cent of their rice, much of their tea, nnd virtually all their sugar, some 1,000,000 tons R year. More than half Formosa's people live by farming, <md the Japs take what they want. Local Industries convert native products Into flour, sugar, soap, bricks, chemicals and ironwork. Its minerals Include coal, sulphur, copper, gold and silver. Japan also get; much of its cannon fodder from Formosa, whose popvilallon Is almost As great as that of New York City plnnei also "extensively" damaged hungers, buildings, oil dumps, warehouses, docks and Induslrliil works. Although the cunmuiiiUiuo mentions only carrier -planes, Tokyo says China-based lil'rcrnlt also took part. The attack \v«s.tho .third powerful carrier-plane blow In three dnys. • ' . ; On Monday, the planes attacked the Ilyuku Islands, on Tuesday-the big Philippine Island of Iiiizqi\, and on Wednesday Forjiiosa. aennany quoted Jap - spokesmen as sayliig Iho.'.durront American raid Is. a'jprclude. to 'bigger ililnga Tlie-Jups said; the Formosu'.attnok Indicates, the 'war Jn ' thi.. Paciirtii has entered Its,,.pliiwu, Ai ul, 6.1 g n I (leant'iy. ill s'-J <xp.n lie, s-V C|i !>•' Irtct'mbt -with Pmnle'rjkols'6.:t6'dny, Japs CupturuBlR I'orl;;; . But the wnr has chtc'rcd u Serious phase; for 'China us" well as.Japan" A Chungking communique reveals that the Japs have captured Foo:how, the laat big Chinese port oii he cast coflst, And, In Washington, the foreign policy association said the situation is [the 'gravest, fnccd by the Chinese government since Chiang Kai-shek was kidnap- ed In 1936. : . However, the association blames corrupt, military leaders, ..political squabbles among generals and • civilian dissatisfaction with the.con- duct of the war for China's military failures. . ' . Elsewhere In Asia, the ncwjs - : ls lictter. British troops have cap'turcd two enemy slrongpolnts on the northern approaches to the Burma fciise of Tiddlm. They also arc .driving back across the southeast India bof-' ctcr a force of Japs that Infiltrated Iruin Burma during the monsoon season. . ..- ' • There also arc two developments In the Pacific diplomatic front, Madrid sources say Portugal 'and "Japan have reached an agreement for Late Bulletins Ihc withdrawal of Jap forces from the Portuguese part of Timor. And a Tokyo broadcast says Russia lias agreed to permit use of a Russian Pacific port for the trans-shipment of relief supplies for American prisoners of war nnd Internees In Japnn. Former Manila Resident Dies At Santa Ana, Cai. Henry Mulllns of Santa ' Ana, Calif., formerly of Manila, died Tuesday nt his home there, relatives have been Informed. Among his relatives In Mississippi County is a sister, Mrs. George filicdrt of Manila. Market Cattle Increase WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 XUP) — The Agriculture Deportment reports Hint there will be a "moderate" Increase in the number of cattle fed for market this year, 'compared with the number In feed lots last year. The department explainer thai prices nre more favorable than a year ago and that prospective feed supplies arc ample. However, It predicted that fewer lambs and sheep will be fed for winter and spring market than during the 1943-1944 WASHINGTON, Oel. 13'(UP)'— Ailmlrnl William F. llntwy's vur- rler ulrniRiV Mink,' am) clniniigiMl • 03 Jnpnnisb ships, anil iltstriiy- ed, 300 enemy planes In their furious Iwo-ihiy slilkii at Formosa, anil the iienrljy Pcscndoe.i LslnxJs It wiis ninmtmi'cil by 1'ailflc flcoi headquarters Ibis uflcrtioun. , . • ...l.UNDON, Out.' 13 (Ul'l '•—',Tho German DNB news asenpy. .-.•Injitcatal ' liiaXv. thai N.»<1, . - truops'lmVe evacuated Klgu; a»-, noundiijc ,lhit Hie liisl ,rcar- '.'•"wlWiiIriVySi *W inc' vfei v rJanlTiU' i: ''(hc 1 I)vlnh river,' Musi of Ufpi". 'lies on theieast hank of Iho Diina. '. _-.iii ; , '-';:','• • .•OAKLAND', Calif.,.Oct. 13. (W) —A formal piilhbhijilsls' report lo Hie" Alnmeila County cnrniier's Jury says:Almce Hemplc Mc-Phcr.- sori, famoun Los Angeles evangel- isl, died of shock and respiratory failure "due. lo an overdose of a 1 barbalol compound, a scilntlve." /*'• •!« f\'| i Civilian Pilots Graduate Oct. 26 But Cadets Will Not; .Deceive Wings Until Late In November The regular graduation of aviation cadets at Blythevllle Army Air Field, scheduled for Monday, has been postponed until Nov. 20 but graduation of civilian -pilots will take place Oct. 26.'It has been announced by Col.; Kurt M. Landon, commanding officer. Postponement 0 [ the cadet graduation is due to the new program of training cadets for five more weeks, because of the over supply of filers available at that time as result of unexpectedly low casualties. Civilian pilots, taken into the Army Air Corps about a month prior lo graduation after having served as Instructors In prc-fltghl schools low closed, will receive their wings and appointments as flight officers is scheduled. These filers become attached to .he Air Transport Command, which vas not affected by the change n program. Whether there will be other classes of civilian pilots Instructed nt.Blythevllle Army Air Field has nol been announced. This will be the sixth class to Nazi Rear Guard Is Driven From ? Ancient Capita! 42-Month Occupation' Ends As Happy Greeks , Stage Celebration' , By United Pre-u Athens, the cradlc;of Irecdoiri'and modem culture, was Itself free Ihls aftcinoon, and fittingly enough, the Greeks have liberated • their own capital, ending the 42-months 90- cupatlon of the city by a German nnny swoui to dcslioy the tiue de- ihpciacy that fhit appeared In the forums of Athens. • .The main German garrison Is believed to have wllhdiawn fiom Athens several days ago This touched off a patriot uprising which quickly destroyed (lie wcik Gciman rear guaul left behind rirst official account's give no details of the liberation of Atho ( the seventh Allied capital y,rested from the German grip However^ an Allied communique rc\eals that lo«-flying British cairlcr planes have attacked a cockle-shell flc^ nnrmiontly trying to evacuate hoops and equipment from the city. GiwM Slag* Varadt The liberation of 'Athens" lias Duelled off tho wildest sort of dem-, •initiations among the big Greek :olonbs In the Middle East In Alexandria, for cjcamplc, 50,000 Giceks swaimcd Into the streets 'or. a giant victory-parade. Former'Greek Premier' Sophocles /cnezelos told the United'Press'In Mio that he expects the great Hicek Island of be llbcrat- :d within a few days * •• i ' Biltlsh Invasion forces now' are weeping rapidly acioss the/inaln,- niid, of Qrceco And at least haif- a-dozcn Greek-Islands in, the Easf,- orn Mediterranean area are known to bo In Allied iiamls / '\ The plight of^Geiman hoops hi Oioecc Is hopeles^'now that Yu- go«lav and Ru^fan troops stand anlilile their rtialn escape route? . Those t»o >irmtcs also havc.drlv-, _e'n P'Mlgebetween strong. towns In the southern Ivtoravo, \al'"1 r " i , Tito Ma) Oo To Moscow ' Hnrtlo Algiers says the Yugoslav leader Marshal Titqjsoon will con^ fer with Premier Stalin and Prime Minister Churchill In,Moscow. Today, the .'London Time? 'says that Stalin and Ohurrhll) must Teach an agreement on a division of the Balkans into what It calls "British and Russian seouilty systems" The Times, 'which'"'often •• reflects governmeht opinion, cites Greecg nnd Turkey as naturally falling In, to the British orbit nhlle Romania"; Bulgaria and posslb!> Hungary and Yugoslavia would make up the. Soviet security system. Meanwhile,' Russian 'armies'*fast arc movini; through the-,Balkans Swedish dispatches say Boviet-ln- vaded Hungary already has" asked foi armistice teims and that civilians and foreign diplomats are evacuating Budapest, the capital, A Stockholm newspaper, in- a dispatch from'Berlin, says a powerful RUsslan t column also^ has smashed across the East Prussian frontier and-Is approaching Tilsit. At the last official report, the Red Army -.Was••• attacking"Tilsit" with planes and artillery,' ( and ground forces wire only'a dozen rnlles away. Thus,'Tilsit threatens to become the Russian Army's Aachen. Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. . 164)', 16471 162% 162H 164% May . I59T* 160W 158 15J14 ISO 1 )! dustry in Formosa: The city of Keelnng has a dry- dock for shipbuilding and repair, Hie plants making ferro-slllcon, manganese, carbide and sulphuric acid. Takao, a city of 118,000, has plants making aluminum, magnesium, caustic soda, alcohol, wood products, heavy machinery,, railroad equipment and sulphuric acid. The Allies pronounced the death sentence for Japan's empire at Cairo. These new raids mean only otic Here are some examples of the in- thing. The executioner is on his way. graduate here, after having been 5lven special instructions In advanced twin engine bomber training to supplement knowledge gleaned while flying smaller ships for a number of,years, prior to becoming first instructors of would-be cadets nnd while teaching. These classes were started here last Spring following closing of numerous ' pre-fllght schools throughout the country when low casualties made it possible to re- Cotton Becomes -Aflame While Being Hauled ! --, A load of cotton; belihglng to C. M. Abbott, , was,' damaged b'y fire yesofday afternoon- with more than one-half saved by the driver browing the burning colon' out-of he wagon. .-••'"•:'* The cotton was en route' from he Abbott farm 'east of the city .0 a gin when smoke oozed from .he center of the load. The driver threw the burning , cotton to the ground 'and this was extinguished by firemen who made ,he run. ^ / Between 200 and 300 pounds of seed cotton was lost. • ',. ducc the program. Cadels who will receive their wings and commissions or appointments as flight officers Nov. 20 will spend the extra five weeks In special work. Arkansas OH field Spacing; Are Reduced •'• • ••. • EL DORADO, Ark.. Oct. 13 (UP) —Director Alec Crowcll of the Arkansas Oil 'and. Gas Commission announced today that spacing regulations In 10 Arkansas fields have been reduced by the petroleum administrator for war. at thq, request of the Arkansas commission. Arkansas Has Record ' Rice, Soybean Crops " ; L1TFLE ROCK, Oct. J3 (UP) '^ A record-breaking rice''and soybean crop fop Arkansas is predicted by the Federal-State Crop Reporting Service, i: •-.' • ' : ":•" The reporting service estimates the soybean yield at some 3,100,000 bushels, compared with last year's production of: ; 2,536,000 bushels. Previous record for soybean production wfis set In 1942, when 3,225;000 bushels were harvested. Harvesting of the' state's 13,400,000 bushel rlcc;crop was'welj ad : vanced 'oil cct-'.!,.desplte a delay due to labor shortage. The service says last year's crop was-11,891,000 bushels. ' "* New Yor'k Cotton Mar. May- July Oct. Dec. 2188 2190 2181 2181 2192 2183 2188-2180 2180 2191 21G5 2165 2156 2166 2173 2209 2211 2208 2208 2210 2191 2190 8184 2186 2103

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