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Subscribers Who Fail To Receive Their Paper By 6 P. M. May Telephone 2573 Before 6:30 P. M. And It Will Bo Delivered BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS TtlW nr*MlWANT WCnilPtt A-ni.in *-x«n .mm«*tm r-m **........«.,. A _ »^**^» U J ^^i^ VOL. XLI—NO. 179 BIytlieviHe Dally Mows Blythevllle Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blj'thevlllo Herald Mississippi Vnlley Lender TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Time Is Ripe For Japanese To Risk Fleet By JAMES IIARPKR United Press Staff Writer B1ATIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOHHH 10, 19-M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ' Japan may have decided to risk the loss of Us fleet to prevent, the Joss of any more face mid territory. The enemy's navy has stayed on the sidelines while American island- hopping has neutralized 50 of Us bases and shorn It of much prestige, both important commodities to the Japs. If Tokyo's claims arc true, that fleet has ended Its long vacation and gone into action. If ever Japan's warships arc to square off for a fight, now would seem to lie the time. While tlic Jap navy has sat back and let the army light its war. Allied forces have punched to within 1500 miles of the homeland. One more hop and Jamrs Ilarpcr Americans will stand on the Philippines, applying a tourniquet to the supply lines linking Japan with its 200,000-man garrison and vast industries in the Dutch East Indies. A Philippine landing also would place Allied plnnes within Fortress range of Japan's coastal bases in China. Continued American victories have given Japan a chance for a victory of its own. As the war progresses, geography is shifting iU allegiance to the enemy. Japan's navy nnd merchant fleet has shrunk, but tlie battle arena lor that licet also has shrunk. In fact, it has constricted to the point where Jap vessels are more nearly adequate for their job. Enemy Can't Range Far American sea and air forces are sinking Jap merchantmen at the rate of one million tons a year, that's 500,000 tons more than Japan's estimated rate of production Admiral Nimitz once said that the loss of those cargo ships, particularly tankers, has kept the navj close at home. Now, however, that dwindling merchant fleet no longci must plow the 2,000 miles from Tokyo to Kiska, the 1400 mile trip to Guam, the long voyage to Truk, the Marshalls, Gilberts and Rabaul. The number of merchantmen has been , reduced, .but the jobs those mer- '''"' Nazis Batter At Aachen Trap Americans Close . "been 'reduced. •••*-• Another factor places the Ja| fleet in its most favorable positioi so far. American .forces have destroyed 337 Jap warships. Three were battleships, seven carriers, 60 cruisers, 150 destroyer, 15 submarines, and 92 miscellaneous craft. From that, we see that casualties have been heaviest among the screening force necessary to battleships — destroyers, cruisers and carriers. The Japs now have 10 to 13 large battleships. But they have greatly reduced numbers of smaller vessels. The only way they can make up for the loss of that screening force is to fight within range of their land -based air power. And that's exactly what Tokyo claims is happening right now. I). S. Fleet Powerful But the United States fleet, despite these factors, should be able Escape Corridor Attacks Third Army Withdraws From Outpost To Metz To Avoid Big Losses SUPREME ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Oct. 1C (UP) — American troops have hurled back three powerful German attempts to break through the cordon mound Aachen. After throwing back the assaults liree miles northeast of Aachen, .he Americans completely closed the circle of steel around the embattled city. United Press correspondents at :he front quote high American generals as saying "a good proportion of the German armor in the west" wns thrown into the new assaults. The blows came just after American generals had toured the front, as one U.P. correspondent put It, "to make sure we're buttoned up foi the next atlack." Attack Crucifix Hill Earlier, before dawn, the Germans uncorked their tmrd attempt to re-take the Siegfried fortifications studding the Crucifix JII11- Stolbcrg ridge. But American infantrymen and artillery, baUliug in n down-pour that grounded their supporting planes, broke up the onslaught. On the.First Army's flank, the American Third Army has suffered a set-back, although front dis patches insist that it is a nilnoi one. General Pattou's headquarters reveals that the Yanks have with drawn from Fort Driant after threi weeks of close-quarter fighting United Press-War corres[>onden Robert Richards, now with tli Third Army, says the American withdrew from the citadel; guard ing the approaches of Metz becaiis. the promised'rewa-rd'Svas ridt wortt the cost of casualties. A Third Army spokesman tolc Richards that the big concrel block—honeycombed with passage' could have been taken by a front al assault. But he added: U. S. Casuallics Light "But it would not have been worth the casualties in view of 111 fact that Driant is under the direc fire of neighboring fortifications.' The spokesman reveals that r more than n single battalion eve was in action against Driant at any one time He says the Yanks sainec a lot of valuable informtlon in th attacks, information about the con struct ion of forts In the Metz area and that American casualties wcr light. Southward from the Melz-Nanc front, the Franco-American Sixl Army has hammered out hard-woi Hitler Orders State Funeral For Rommel, Famed 'Desert Fox r TV "'T'^rrr^T'^~v;^r'V''^7^'"^~'^^^:W i .;v>^V"".'' .'. ' to take care of itself. The Navy's strength has increased three-fold in five years, and it now has over 1100 fighting ships. In the Pacific alone are 100 carriers, contrasted with the lone flattop available in the dark autumn of 1042. Of course, only a part of the Navy Is Involved in the battle of Formosa. if such a battle now rages. But that part is formidable Task Force 58, capable of launching well over 1000 planes. Back In June, the Navy said this armada is made up of "the latest, swiftest carriers, battleships and cruisers In the U. S. fleet." The announcement called the task force "the most powerful and destructive unit in the history of sea warfare." And it said the unit "can be moved at will throughout the Pacific, even to Japan itself." The enemy has been unable to dam with either p!anc_s or men the American tide swiftly" flowing toward its homeland. It may at last have decided to risk its warships. If the fleet doesn't fight, Japan may lose the Philippines. If the fleet docs fight, Japan may lose the fleet. Tokyo has a tough decision to make. Ily Uullrii Vitas Ai).->lf lllili'r alremly hns ordered n state funeral for Marshal Rommel. ' ;> Death of the Desert l*ox Mjii.s been announced in mi order '"bl the day by the Fuehrer. Said littler: We lose in Hommcl one o! I cur most .successful army lenders. i His nnme will he linked forever with two years of heroic struggle by the German Africa Korps." Rommel illeil as the result of head Injuries suffered In 'an auto- I mobile accident some weelyY ago while he was field marshal of the lennan armies on the Normandy front. Karllcr reporls snld his car wns wrecked by strafing fire froin American plnnes. Trusted Uy Hitler Rommel ii said lo linvc been (lie only field marshal, possibly the only genera] officer, In the Wehr- maclil who had Hitler's complete confidence. He likewise was the most revered among the enlisted men, for he was not of the Prussian Junket 1 officer caste, but came up from the people—although 'nol from enlisted ranks. He was a flamUouyant chnra'cler. yiven to picturesque language, wos commonly called a fanatical Nav.l. although others suit! he was merely a shrewd politico-military • op- porlunils, the gambler and parvenu- careerist above all. His arrogance wns notorious, as was his usual good humor and his ruthlessness. '• He is once snid (o have declared (lo his staff— '• Ihe humiliating defeat of '50-0 by "G«'»™en, don't think I am Pine Bluff Friday night not only ""^. Tru J ,"' c ! T " "™ ";«"<• was the worst in more than a dec- "'we is nothing, -lo the left there ade for the Blythcville Chicks but ls nothing. Rommel is in front,!", it cost the football team its cap- Sloped Al hi Alamcln , ; And In front, he frequently Marshal lloiumcl Capi. Stafford Out For Season Chicks Lose Captain Because Of Injuries In Pine Bluff Game Truman Invites John L Lewis To Back F.D.R. Mine Chief Is Given Chance To Reconsider Stand For Dewcy ll.v Uiilled Press Senator Trumnn, (he Democratic vice presidential candidate, has invited President John lj, Lewis ot the United Mine Workers to change Ills mind and bank President Hoose- velt. Triminn «ske<| tile WMU chief to reconsider his support of the Republican presidential llckel. Trumnn was asked at a news conference In Los Angeles to amplify a previous remark that the Democrats would accept the support uf Lewis If the mine chief would, ami "cotnc back and bi> a good boy." In reply, Trillium snld. "I thliik the best Interests of Mr. Lewis' or- gnnlzullon would be served by the Democratic pnrly. Truman then said lie had liccn told that Governor Dewey had, Regains Consciousness At Funeral Home Here Muck lli'ii.son WIIK believed ilciul but ho wasn't. 1'ntiml uu- TOiisclous on Main street curly Sunday inoinhig, police removed him In hinuli|unrtci'K where 1111 examination resullqd In the opinion that he had died. The "body" was sent to n fu- ncm! homo but niter arriving Ilicrt 1 , Mr. llenson rcKiilned consciousness. Kemovcd to lllylhcvllle Hospital, it WHS disclosed he had su[- fercd 11 hoarl attack several hours before while .standing In front uf Hart's liukery. He wns able to leave the Hos- pllul this nftcrnoon. From Mississippi, he Is visiting his brother, Frank llenson of Yarbro. Luxora Negro Is Held After Fatal Attack Big Base 01 Gkayama WASHINGTON, Oct. K! <U.I>.)—American ui'.s luivo slnich auain todny lo complete the dcstniclion of, the mosl important, nir (argul south of Japan. ••- Tliu Wni'" Dupiirtnicnt today timiomicwl that the 13-2 9a struck at Formosa for tlio second time in 48 hours. Agiiiii they hit UIR biff supply IHWU nt Okayama, or what was left of it, for the Wiir Department reported that the 'giant bombers, in the previous raid, hail destroyed some two- tliirds of the vitul Konnosan base. ' . 20th Budapest Under German Control Take Over City After Armistice Is Sought By Admiral Worthy Mrs. W, B. Laster Of Number Nine Is Buried Today Mrs. Elsie Battles Lasler, wife oi W B. Laster, died Saturday afternoon at the family home near the Missouri state line nt Number Nine. She was 32. Ill for almost a year, her condition had been serious for an extended period. Funeral services were held this afternoon at sumbcr Eisht Church by the Rev. Jasper L. Paterson of Cottomrood Point, Mo., with burial at Mount Zion Cemetery near there. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Billie Jean Laster; four sons, J. B., Jerry Wayne, Jack and Wiley Eugene Laster; her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Battles of Blythevtlle; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Robinson of Cottonwood Point, Mrs. Jtxiic Hicks of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Mrs. June Oldham of Armorel, and live brothers. Warren, Clyde, Frank and Ted Bailies of Henlon Harbor and Rill Laster of Clifton, Tcnn. Holt Funeral Home was !n charge. gains in a bid to flank the Belfor Gap and open the way into south west Germany. Attacking on a 60- mile-line, French troops have battled across 3000 foot snow-tipped ridges to within two miles oi a highway running through a pass nbove Belfort. On the other wing of the front, British Second Army patrols In Holland have cross the Lek oryfed- er Rhine river for the first time since an air-borne division tried to hold open a northern door-way Into Germany at Arnhem. The Tommies forded the stream at a point eight miles west of Arnhem, and so far they've met little or no opposition. However, there was no way of telling at the moment whether the patrol feeler will turn into another full-scale attempt to hit the northwest passage Into Germany. Meanwhile, the Canadian First Army has linked up Its bridgeheads south of the Schedle river and north of the Leopold Canal in southwest Holland. The Canadians still arc receiving considerable help from Allied warplanes. tain. Jimmie Stafford, 1G- year- old sophomore and caplain of the (cam, will, be out. the .remainder of the season because of injuries received in the game at Pine Bluff. Injuries to his back Include ch!g>- plng off of the third vertebra and fracture of. two bones offset to the vertcgra, physicians there told Coach Arvil Green Placed in a cast nt the hospital there, Captain Stafford returned home last night, accompanied by Coach Green, who remained at Pine Bluff «-ith him while other members of the team returned Saturday afternoon with S. Moslcy. They made the trip to Jonesboro by train, where they were met by relatives. Able to walk a little although in tlie cast, Captain Stafford will not be able to return to school at present. At the end of several weeks it is planned to take him to Campbell's Clinic in Memphis where It is expected the cast will be exchanged for n brace, Coach Green said. Captain Stafford is at the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Stafford, 200 South Franklin. His three brothers are in service. Coach Green announced today thai physicians at the hospital in Pine Bluff said Ihcy did not believe any permanent injury would result from the accident which occurred one and a half minutes before close of the game. It was nn unavoidable accident, he snid, with no gjcnalty assessed for cither team. According to Coach Green, Bly- thcville's team had punted and Captain Stafford blocked a Pine Bluff player. The knee of the player struck the Blythevllle man on the hip, throwing the Pine Bluff man into the air and he fell on Captain Stafford's back, causing the injury. There is no serious injury to the hip, although it was bruised, he said. A new captain will be elected "immediately to replace Captain Stafford, Coach Green said today. N. O. Cotton Mar. May Oct. Dec. . 2185 . 2183 . 2203 . 2189 2189 2187 2204 2192 2184 2183 2105 2188 Chicago Rye llnfantryman 2,85 «»if rom Cooter Meets Death 2184 2198 2188 2183 2204 2186 open high low close pr.cl. Dec. . 107'A 108% 107Id 108 107!i May . 105'f, 105* 104V1 104% 104% COOTER,, Mo., Oct. 16.—Sergt. Vemon "Newt" Barker, 22, was killed in action in Ilaly, Sept. 14, the War N. Y. Stocks AT & 'I Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper . .. Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric — .. -. Gen Motors 63 5-8 I Montgomery Ward 52 5-8 j °°" N Y Central 18 1-8 ,8-™ Department has Informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Barger. An infantryman, Sergeant Barger's last letter received by his \>ar- 163 5-8 ' cn ' s vvas written Sept. 9 in which 68 3-4 i nc '°^ °' having been resting after 27 1-4 i l )ar "clpntlng In battles, but was re- 62 1-2 'urntng to the front immediately. 53 j Because he would have no need 136 1-8 °' money, he sent his money home 38 5-8, in that letter, he wrote. Reared at Cooler, where he he entered service Nov. 7, 1043 served overseas more than , service April, 1943. Besides his parents, he Is sur- Int Harvester 19 3-4-, a 5'ear, having begun his foreign North Am Aviation 31-4 Republic Steel 185-8 . ... ... Hndio 105-8; vivcd by one sister, Miss Hazel Bar- Socony Vacuum 12 3-4 ger of Caruthersville, and four Sturtebaker 18 1-2 . brothers, Pvt. Howard Barger, with Standard of N J 55 Texas Corp 15 3-4' son, S. C., Charles Barger of Cooler Packard. 5 1-21 and Floyd aud William Bargcr of wns. for he soundly defeated two of Britain's finest generals, Wavejl and Auchlnlcck, in Africa and w.^s only prevented . fronrcomiUefirig Egypt by the heroic stand of 'the British at El Alcmeln. His retreat across Libyn and his defensive war in Tunisia may be studied for generations as classic examples of nn able retreat. However. Allied tacticllons said he made two great mistakes in the Tunisian campaign, diverting too much tank strength against the Americans and counter-attacking against the British Eighth Army at the wrong point. In the Italian and French campaigns, Rommel wns less successful r.nd he wns reported constantly a.t odds with Marshal KcMcrlins In Italy and with Marshal Von Run- rtcdt in France. Rommel was 53 years old, young for n field marshal. Tlie sou of n Bavarian laborer, he won nn appointment lo a military academy Ihrough influential frlend.s and entered World War One a lieutenant, coining out a colonel. But as he was not of the tra- rtillon office caste, he was not chosen for the small corps of elite officers designed to build a new army for Germany after the war. Nazi Strong Alan An embittered civilian, lie set about studying military science on a grandiose scale and, after meeting Adolf Hitler became a Nazi strong man. For a time he wns Hitler's bodyguard. When Hitler came to power, Rommel returned to Ihe army and rose In rank ragildly. He became famous- when he commanded the tank divisions in the Nazi rape of Czechoslovakia. In 939. A year later, he wns the most unions corixv commnndcr In the German sweep through the Low Countries and France and the icxl year, he was given command cf the Africa Korps, the most dra- nntic post ever given a German officer. After the Nazi defeat in Sicily, Rommel was sent to prepare the German defenses in northern Italy, he same defenses which the American Fifth and British Eighlh Armies are struggling through on the road to Bologna. Disliked By Prussians Rommel was hated by the older Prussian officers, who disliked his unorthodox ladies nnd called him "The Publicity Napoleon." His personal ethics had little in common with those of the great soldiers of history. He wns accused of cynically deserting his command loward the end ol the Tunl.'ian command and leaving Colonel-General Von Arnim lo face ihe final debacle. There are no slories about Rommel that attempt to mako him out in any way noble—as Hindcnburg was noble. On the contrary', one story about Rommel's arrogant rulhlessuess was told by a German general captured in Libya. The general was suffering from thock when he was captured. Tlie captured general saW Ihe la.sl thing he remembered he was riding in "read Lewis out of the Republican party." j Dcwey lias Say Mennwhtlc, In si. Louis, Cover-! ior Dcwey hnd a news conference of his own. And the Republican iresidcntinl candidate similarly luul something to say to a question. lie wns asked whether lie agreed with .he theory that n heavy registration n New York City would be In lil.s disfavor. Dowey described himself ns "quite happy" nupul the heavy registration. Governor Dcwey received one of tlie most rousing welcomes of his presidential campaign In St. Louis. MkhvcsteniGis lined the downtown streets cheering wildly as the Republican nominee rode by In au open automobile;'- ' " Dewcy will opon his bid for the nntlon's fnrm vote in a mnjor campaign address tonight. The two vice presidential candidates, Senator Truman and Governor Brlckcr crossed trolls in Los Angeles today hi a bid for the uncertain electoral vote of California. An organization of California Republicans has announced it will vigorously support President Roos'» velt. WlHhie Man Hc.id.s Cluli The rcccntly-toi'med club, which calls Itself "The Republicans Roosevelt" Is headed by Bnrtly Criini, San Francisco attorney who Played an Influential role in Wendell Willkle's campaign. But Crum emphasized the group has no intention of implying Hint their stand on the coining election Is the sniur as Uic one the late Mr. Willklc would hnve taken. Elsewhere in the nation two prominent Americans hnve returned home from visits to the western front. General George Marshall — (he Army Chief of Stuff—and War Mobilization Director James Byrnes are expected to visit the President soon and report on lliclr military conferences in France. Ily United Tress German troops and Ihclr sympn- liters todny seem lo hold foni- A Negro cutting scrape Snliirdny i ulelc couliol over Hie Hungarian nujhl on East, Main street resulted • capital of Budapest. They were reported lo hnve Inken over the city lifter the rcncnl, Admiral Horlhy, sought nn imnlsllcc with whereabouts In ileulh of Miles Love Jr., 22, Nc- yro, mill arrest of Lloyd Louis Coth- •nn, 45, Negro of Lnxoni, on a clinrne of manslaughter. Love died early yesterday several iinirs alter city and county officers "wind him unconscious In a yard of he Galncs quarters uftcr having led following the culling. G'otlmm, who also rnn after the cutting, wns in-rested nn hour later ienr the scene of the h'nilblu, Column knifed I/ove as the eil- innx lo nn argument, It was understood, although officers today were continuing) their Investigation,' fjiss of blood Is believed lo Iwvn caused Love's rtonlh ns Ihe cuts were on his 'leg ntal .n'rin. Police, seeing n crowd gathered while nn tlic Snlurdny jil(jlH patrol, reaclml the scene a few inln- ules after both men had lied. A trail of blood led them through the Gulnes quarters when Love apparently luul slumWcd and fallen several times. When found, he was removed lo n hospital Immediately. Officers trailing G'olhrmi soon found him mid he wns plnccd In Ihe city Jnll. Fallowing death of the other Negro, he was turned over to county authorities who plnccd him In llio county Juli hero on n charge of manslaughter. lave resided on the II. W. Wylic fnrm. the Alllc.s. Horlhy's I were unknown the reports were circulating Unit he hns been taken prisoner by the Ciornmns. The status of Ihe armistice Horlhy sought was equally uncertain. However, reliable quurlors In London snld It had actually been nerved on by both sides before Ihe Germans suddenly snatched Budapest yesterday. At.niiy rale. Budapest Is believed to uc on the verge of nllnek by Husslan forces, now on ihe nn- pronchps'to (,hu c|ty, and by nr.0- ID ' >^' ;N ' Crawling Infant . u s steel 58 I Stcclc. n sUiff car Marshal Rommel and several other officers. Suddenly he heard Rommel say, "This car Webster Child Dies Five Hours Afterward In Local Hospital Drinking kerosene from a tin cnn the wound while crawling on the floor, Carol Vaughn Webster, 15- inonth-oltl daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Webster, died Saturday afternoon al Blythcvillc Hospital. The accident occurred Saturday morning nt the family residence on North Sixth street while the mother was making a bed. Watching the baby playing on the floor as she went about her household lasks, Mrs. Webster saw the baby pick up a small can in \vlilch kerosene was kept to start fires. She urged Ihe baby not lo drink the kerosene ns she rushed to her but the baby already had swalVnv- cd the oil when the mother reached her. Removed Immediately to Blythe- vllle Hospital, she died five hours later. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Cobb Funern Home by the Rev. Bates Sturdy, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church, with burial nt Elm wood Cemetery. Adkins Pardons Official After Election Fraud is loo crowded." A few moments later something hit him on the head. He wckcd up an American prisoner. He wns convinced Rommel had slugged nml tossed him out on the road. LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 10 (UP) — Governor Homer Adkins hns pardoned C. E. Portls of El Dorado, former Union County Democratic Committee secretary %vho wns scn- Icnlcnccd lo 30 days in Jnll by Union Circuit Court for nlleged election fraud. Adkins snirt he Issued Uic pardon because Portls Is suffering from n heart trouble, nnd lie says that by paying ft S100 fine and resigning his position as committee secretary Portls tins "suffered sufficient humiliation." Portis was sentenced after pleading guilty to nn election frnud in- riictiiiont in connection with the August 8th election of Justice of the peace In Smnckover township. Allled lliinijarlri.iis.' The Gcrma'ns 'may lie In control in Budapest, but they're fnu losing their grip on another European cagiltnl. The Hiltlsli .radio «ald the pro-Nnstl Yugoslav pilpucL covcriftticiil hns "fled from. Belgrade." Yugoslav paitlwns, 'mid (Soviet troops nlrciiily hnve-' 'hammered the Gerninns' Into a tiny pocket In Belgrade, all but completing the liberation of Ihe cnp- itnl. Elsewhere In the Bnlknns, the news wns enunlly good. The Naxi Tnt us-Occnn Newt. Agency admitted Hint Gcrmim troops were evacuating nil of Greece. Triuis- Occnn cnltcd the situation "very luld." A British cxpcdltlonni-j orce already hns landed nt ind moved on into liberalcc Uhcns. The British were preparing .0 take on the Job of clearing 'die cmnlnlng Germans from Gree:c ind ndmlnlsterlng relief In ll.< starving people. incidentally, the Gcimnns en- 7945 Automobile Tags To Be On Sale Nov. I LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 16 (U.P.)- The 1245 Arkansas- niilomoblle license tags will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 1. Arkansas Revenue Commissioner M. B. McLcoct today said tags for 1945 will be made of metal, the first metnl tags In three years. They will hnve orange numerals on n black background.. Livestock Hogs 12,300; salable 11,000; top H.70; 150-240 Ibs, 14.70; 120-HOIbs 13.25-14.25; sows 13,95. Cnlllc 13,000; salable 11,000; calves 3.500 all salable; slaughter fleers 9.25-17.50 slaughter heifers 7 75-16.50: slocker and lecder steers 7.50-13. Weather ARKANSAS: Fair this aflcrnoon tonight nnd Tuesday. Warmer in northeast portions .tonisht. Minimum temperature here last night was 51 degrees with maximum temperature here yesterday, 80 degrees, according to the officiH wer.thcr observer. Minimum temperature Saturday night was 40 degrees wilh mnximmn Snlimlny, 73 degrees. A 20lh Air Force communique ;nys pholo reconnaissance showed ;hnt tlie bnsc, which is considered Ihe most Important air target south if Jnpiui, wiu only one-third Intact Duforu the start of today's nssnult. The communique added that the Su|icrfm-ls also hit at Hello, nn lm- lioiiiint nirlleld nnd supgily depot, today. According lo'thc announcement, the B-28s. both todny nnd Saturday, carried the heaviest bomb loads over packed by Superfortresses. A record number, more than 100 jilanes, participated hi Saturday's raid, and today's force presumably' wns of similar nfoie. ' No Planes I.nsl Today's ntlnck was carried out without the loss of n single plnnc. Ami tliu War Department said two of the huge aircraft reported missing from the first raid arc safe. In addition, 10 of 11 crew mehiueis of a third missing plnne now nrc sufc lifter n forced lauding. Only one ilanc now Is listed us lost from both nlssloiis. As In Snturdny's nltnck, the vcnthcr today was good and crew- nen reported very good results.. As Superfortressm carried the mtttc of the western Pacific Into the seventh day, Tokyo has given now Indications that Formosa m/iy liavo been the hiding place vof- Japan's cUirjlveJ)o,dU..1— ^J : /"'... * Tokyo^dliclnfCS iiof'mvvy/llasrc'omc" out ol hiding, hus gone Into nctfon oft Formosa against Admiral Hnl- sey's Third Pacific Fleet. itepurl Unconfirmed The enemy report has not been confirmed officially, but It Is known that Japanese air forces attacked the Third Fleet after American carrler- bascd planes look .in huge toll ol Jnpnuc.50 ships nnd aircraft .in five straight days of raiding. As usual, Japan claims huge damages Indicted on the.American Third Pacific Fleet. According lo the enemy, 40 American warship's have been sunk or damaged in air and sea nctlon. However, this was only an enemy claim nnd it was believed nn exaggeration. Washington observers iwinlcd out thiil if an air-sea battle actually Is underway, ,lt may determine 'the length of the war In the Pacific.^. As for tlie war In Southeast Asia, n communique said bombers nnd fighters of the Hth United States In n Insl, wild spree of "laughter nnd destruction before hey pulled out of Athens. Unllcj Prcfs VVnr Corrcsgiondcnt Robcr Vermllllon, In n delayed dispatch written before the British reached Athens, got the story from refugees. They told him that a, large ;mri of the capital's western section wns rnzcd by the Gerninns in regirlsa! for the slaying of n -single Nn?.l officer. Vermllllon snld the roar nnd flash of German demolitions In Athens nnd Piraeus could be seen and heard 30 miles away. Inctdent- •Uly, the Greek flng now is flying ever Uic liisloric Parthenon. A million natives oil Poros Island, 2-1 miles west of Athens nnd site of ihc Parthenon, now me awaiting the arrival of the British. The last German' evacuated the Island Thursday. Alrforce started flies In major _yjl- Ingcs along the Burma road during three days of raiding. — > Ground fighting wns reported continuing 17 miles northeast of Kwel- lln, the goal of Japanese forces converging from the north and south drives nlmcd nt cutting China In two. Levee Worker Crushed Under Heavy Machine' Clevis Campbell o( Joiner, employed by the Vollmer Construction Co. on n levee enlargemerj, project three miles southeast of Jomer, wns killed enrly yesterday morning when the bulldozer he ; was operating overturned. He was 28. According to witnesses, Mr. Campbell was driving (be machine along the side, of Ihe levee when he apparently lost control. It overturned and he wns crushed beneath Ihe wreckage. He died Instantly, according to Dr. R. L. Johnson, who was called to the accident. He is survived by lib father, I/. R, Campbell of Joiner; two sisters, Elsie Mac and Janet Campbell, and a brother, Lonnlc Ray Campbell, all of Joiner. The body Is at Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis, pending funeral arrangements. Chicago Wheat Doc. May open high low 163'i 164% 163'i 158)1 close, pr.cl. 163S 163'i 158% 158>i Manila Soldier : Dies In France, Parents Learn MANILA, Ark., Oct. 15—Hitler's dream of world conquest has struck double note of tragedy In (lie home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brewer, farm people of near Mcnila. They were notified recently by the War Department of the death of their son, StaffSergt-lIughy Brewer, who was killed somewhere in France, August 19th. The sergeant. In his last letter to his family wrote: "I spent my 22nd birthday, August 10th, in a foxhole and my birthday greetings were a lot of shells that Jerry was complimenting me with." The letter was dated August 18th Mr. and Mrs. Brewer had a second sou, phm. Mate. Second class Arils Brewer who was captured by Ihe Japanese al Wake Island. In his last letter to them, written four months ago, he said he was working in a Prisoner's Hospital in Central China .and was doing as well as eould be expected. > The Brewers have n third son In service, Corp. Doyle J. Brewer stationed iiv California. At present he Is on furlough'with his family and says "Tins'.war has taken on a double meaning with me/' corporal Brewer is eagerly awaiting assignment overseas. New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 2180 2185 2180 2181 218!) May . 2179 2185 2178 2178 2179 July . 2153 2158 2152 2152 2154 Oct. . S513 2213 2202 2S02 '226SL Dec. . 2184 2187 2183 2185 2183

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