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Subscriber Who fail To Receive Their Pope, By 6 P, M, May Telephone 2573 Before 6:30 P. M. And U Will Be DeKvered BLYTHEYILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AUKAN8A3 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI - '^"^ *frt?= VOL. XLI—NO. 182 Blythevllle Daily News Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHRVIU,K. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOHKK 19, ISM4 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS YANKS LAND IN PHILIPPINES, TOKYO v_ . " ' ' — : K n . . ... * Rex Baker, 63, Dies Last Night Heart Attack Proves Fatal To Timberman WKile Visiting Here Rex Baker, long connected with the timber industry of this section, died late last night shortly after having been stricken with a heart attack. He was 63. Death came while lie was visit ing his brother, A. J. Baker and family, 820 South Lilly, after having returned in August from Torrence, Calif., when) he spent the 1 past two years. Long an operator of saw mills with his brother, he went to California after his three sons and three- daughters made their home there.! He was in apparent good health, having been employed in a ship yard there. .. • . Born nt -Hlckman, Ky., he came to Blythevllle with his brother at the age of 15. His wife died several Funeral arrangements were In? complete today c pending communication with the 'family at Tprreuce. Holt Funeral Home is in.cha.rge. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Many French Ports Remain In Hands Of Enemy By JAMES HARPER United Press Staff Writer The battle behind the batllefroiit may be the reason behind America's slow-down in the march on Berlin. Some 500 miles behind the lines, 67,000 Germans are holding out on western Europe's forgotten front, the French Atlantic ports. To the north, another 10,000 are fighting around the mouth of Holland's Schedle estuary, blocking the use of Antwerp. '•" — Those die-hard German garrisons arc denying those ports to the Allies' just when they need, them most, as cold weather snags the landing of '. supplies across the beaches. I Allied armies in southern Prance may easily be supplied through the undamaged port of Marseille, with its 15 miles of docks, but Allied troops to the north still must get much of their equipment across the beaches or through completely inadequate ports. . • Brest Port Damaged : The capture of Brest, which handled 600,000 monthly tons of freight in peace-time, might have eased the supply problem. But the Germans blew its facilities sky high. Antwerp, which boasts 28 miles ot wharves, is the only comparable port in western Europe. But it lies 50 miles up the Sehelde estuary. And as long as the Germans clog tlie mouth of that 250-square-:nile body of water, the port is of no use. Supplies still are coining through the port of Cherbourg. But In peacetime it handled only 30,000 tons of freight a month. And, since each fighting man 1 'requires .over a ton of supplies a month, it Is completely Inadequate. The ports Of Le Havre, Dieppe and Boulogne were thoroughly wrecked by the retreating Germans: _;•-. . ,"• ..'Some 25,000 Nazis now are. dug hi around Lorlent. Another. 30,000 ;a,'c Sriasslng near St..Nazaire,, preventing the Allies from using both that port' and Nantes. Other Germans tire holding out on islands which tjlocW the'use, blrSofdeau/t.-AiitV'lB,- 1 • 000 more are massed' around•• La Rocheile and La Pnllice. ' ; Supplied By Air '. French officials 'say. these Germans are. supplied, regularly by air with-munitions, food and reinforcements. New staffs have been para- rtouted to. the garrisons to blueprint' operations behind the Allied lines. -The Allies overcame early supply difficulties by erecting in the Seini: Bay two artificial harbors extending for seven miles. These ersatz ports were .constructed so that a minimum of 12,000 tons of supplies could be unloaded a day for at least 90 .days. But even if these harbors still are in use, they're far from a final solution to the supply problem. -This problem already has bogged the! Allied advance. Connecticut's Representative Ranulf Compton quotes high-ranking officers as saying that "except for another supply miracle, we should not expect to finish the European operations until next Spring." Patton Held Back The Republican congressman, back from a battlefront tour, says General Patton told him that his men would be farther ahead of schedule if it had not been for an acute problem of supply. Says Compton: "After talking with Patton, I believe the Third Army would have taken Metz and gone on to the Rhine if It had not been for this difficulty." Fighling armies eat their way through mountains of supplies. Only- last month, General Eisenhower said that his troops were using 5000 tons of ammunition a day. And, with' winter, they also will need quantities of special equipment and warm, heavy clothing. Winter also will create other supply difficulties. It will lay a coating of mud and snow over roads, ground transport planes and bring equinoctial storms to the channel. Thus, it behooves the Allies more than ever to Iron the kinks from their supply lines by capturing the French ports and unclogging the mouth of the Sehelde estuary, otherwise, battles behind the American advance might throw that advance behind schedule. Mud Fails To Halt Allied Push In Holland Germans Forced Back Toward Meuse River On 25-Mile Front SUPREME ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Oct. IB (UP) — The Allies were ploughing steadily forward through knee-deep mud tills afternoon near the top of the western front. British and American Infantry In Holland bargained two miles east of captured Vcn in a con- ccrtcd drive toward the Mouse river and the Ruhr beyond. British tanks and ground forces had made a Junction three miles south of Vanray. and another three miles to the. south, the Yanks were closing In on the village of Aincrlka, German strongpolnt. Rain * ha ( i been falling continuously for 24 hours, turning the swampland oft the highways Into quagmires, but front dispatches Isle^O^Suluan Reported Hit Hurricane Rips Through Rich Central Florida Citrus, Belt, Then Hits Jacksonville Area JACKSONVILLE Flu., Od Ifl (U.I'.)— Hiii-ricninc winds of 80 miles mi hour struck Jacksonville's teeming port early across this afternoon after battering a destructive pnlh centra) Florida's rich citrus bell. Severe damage to the state's record crop, of oranges and grapefruit WHS reported from such citrus centers as Lakeland, Orlando, Ocaln and Deland. Growers feared flint in addition to losing much of this year's expected record crop, many trees may not hear again for another year or two. Power failed in Jacksonville three » hours before the full force pf the 1 storm hit and shipyards declared a holiday to permit workers to board up their homes and seek safe haven. • The weather bureau said the ceni- tor of the howling hurricane . will pass out over the Atlantic- from Jacksonville but it was expected to Sweeps Plant At Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 19. (OP) — Fire, believed to have started from an electric motor, swept through the Little nock Textile Company Wednesday afternoon causing damage estimated at more than 5*0,000.- The fire was discovered about 4 ;30 in the afternoon, and burned fiercely for more than two hours before finally brought under control. Charles V. Hoke, owner and operator of the plant, said much of the heavy mschlnery -was , ruined, and was doubtful that It can be replaced until after the war. ' ' .•'••"•, Some 80 persons were thrown out of jobs as a result of tiie fire.- Former Highway Worker Gets $3000 For Injuries LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 19 (UP) — The Arkansas Claims Commission has awarded $3000 to Jim Martindale of Hope for injuries he received whiie employed by the Arkansas Highway Department in 1937. • Martindale was injured near Carland City while cutting weeds along the right-of-way. He had filed a claim for $10,000, The commission considered two other claims, but reserved decision until their next meeting. One was for $3000, submitted by I. J. Wizer of Wynne. He Is seeking damn^s for ths accidental death of his daughter In a highway accident near Wynne in 1941. And the other Involves a S3000 claim by W. G. Waddle 6f Hope, who is seeking damages for personal injuries received while employed highway department. by ths Power Industry To Be Defended Washington Bureaus Will Be Resisted, APL Head Declares LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 19 (U.P.) — President C. Hamilton Moses of the Arkansas Power and Light Company says the utility will fight any efforts on the part of Washington bureaus to take over the power industry In Arkansas. teras and ri,hurricane alert extends northward from Ilatlcras to the Virginia capes. Fifty mile winds were recorded at the South Georgia shipyard center of Brunswick and gusty squalls were expected this afternoon as far inland In Georgia as Macon. , Scores of Army and Navy planes which had been down from Florida bases to Georgia took off again and moved on to other states, some flying to Maxwell Field and other airfields In Alabama. Communications .have been disrupted over most of Florida south of Jacksonville and power failurfc has been .reported ,iu numerous to\yns, .Inclitdlrig.TTfimrja, Sarosotn, nnd Gainesville/ pumerous radio stations were forced oft the air, At; Tampa ^sonsiderable : property damage whE'daiKefl byibrokeh'sttei windows which hfYd not teen boarded up. Inland somewhere along said"the Na?.ls"w^re yieldtng"grou'nd lhc const between Jacksonville nnd steadily, although they were put- C:l l >e Hntlerns, N. C. ting up n stiff rear guard action. ! ' Hurricane warnings have been Aachen Defenders Pocketed ' hoisted from Daylona Beach to Hat- Farther south, on the Aachen front, tlic American First Army lias pocketed the German defenders into the northwestern part of the city. Broadcast from the Aachen sector today said the Americans hold fully half of the besieged city, and German resistance is petering out. the broadcast emphasized there hud been few American casualties. On the other hand, the German official news agency DNB admitted Nazi casualties at Aachen have not been llgb,t. On the Americaii Third Army front, at Melz, tlie German radio said General Patton's doughboys were Hearing the city fortifications: According -'to the Nazis, Alsatian civilians-hare'been mustered Inside the fortress to throw-up street barricades. .' -.Rhmcland CitiesJlit.: '• .•*, ivfore.-than- 4700 "Americaii"heavy bombers and- fighters today attacked, three ereat Rhiiieland railway and industrial centers, Mainz, Man- helm and "Ludwlgshnfen. Eighth Air Force headquarters announced that ; 10 American heavy bombers and 23 fighters were lost In the 1100 plane assault yesterday on Cologne and Kasse). • Tlie War Department has announced the'total of American Army casualties, exclusive of a!\ forces, in France, Germany and tlie low countries from D-day through Oct. .3. .That total Is 174,780, of which 29,800 were killed. Total army casualties In all theaters through Oct. 6 were 384,000, an increase of 33,000 since lust tig- ures ' announced by the War Department on Oct. 5. The Navy listed 68,000 casualties through Oct. 18, making 453,072 for all services. In Italy, three columns of Eighth Army troops are driving against Pcsna today, with a Canadian salient spearheading the attack. • The Germans are putting up the heaviest resistance in Italy on the Fifth Army front, where the Americans are gaining in terms of yards in their drive toward Bologna. Mistrial Declared In Murder Hearing Work Starts On Big Lake Bridge $10,000 Improvement Project Is Underway On 1500-Foot Span Work of rebuilding the DlK Luke 'ildgc, 12 miles west of Blythevllle, row Is underway nt a. cost of approximately $10,000. Approximately 200 feel of the 1500-foot bridge Is being lorn away at otic lime and traffic relayed on Ihc .illicr side of the two-way bridge so as not to Impede truffle, Lumber being used will cost approximately $9,000 with the remainder being spent for labor. Some of the material used Is that salvaged from another highway project In tlie county where n concrete structure Is replacing a wooden one, according In Guy Cobb of Pnragould, district high; way maintenance engineer. The present piling Is being used' with rebuilding confined to new Mooring nnd stringers. The Dig Lake bridge, over which much traffic flows throughout the The storm, which'killed seven per-, year; is ;!.-> be replaced by a'con- .... _„-, ,„: , ,— ,..!.,. „ c r etc . structure costing 'approximately $100,000 when .the post war program Is started, it has been announced. Late Bulletins SAN I-'KANdlSCO, Od. 10 till 1 ) — American uttcmiHs to liinil <m l.oyli-, one of Hie liirj;. IT lsl:imls In || u . central I'hlllii- lihii's, vu-ri! iciicirlcil In a .Iii|,_ utu'sc Imperial communique lirmiilriist hy Toliyi) luillosliiirl- ly aflor 1 p, m. (KWT), WASHINGTON, Oct. 1C |tl|'| —The U'Mtlmr llwc.-iu luclay salil effects of Ibc. IroiiU-ul limrlruiic lushing Florida may !»• Ml M the miy up the isisl I'iKiM (n Khndc Islnnd. All iH'iMins living mi c,\|it)srd liraclirs have liccn lulvlscd In srnk hlKhcil Rnmiul |MX:UIKC flilrs will lit. conshlrriibly above linnilllV Reds Invading East Prussia, Berlin Reports The carried Hy Unllcil I'rcss Ilussliins uppnrcutly the war in Eastern hnve WALNUT RIDGE, ftr.p.)—Failure of Ark., Oct. 13 Lawrence sons and injured hundreds ns it roared across Cuba oill of the Caribbean, slammed Inland along the west Florida coast before dawn. Accompanied by torrential rains, It moved north-northeastward i across the state to Jacksonville, leveling, thousands of citrus trees. •' Winds were recorded at 100 miles an hour at Sarasotn and Tampa, where high tides were whipping against the beaches. However the overland passage hnd reduced thi velocity to 80 by the time It reached Jacksonville. At Jacksonville the tower of Radio Station WJHP was blown down and power failure caused the city's other stations to cease broadcasting, except WJAX, a municipal station which has its own power plant. Prisoner Recaptured MEMPHIS, Ten n., Oct. 19 (UP) —Wclll Plaster, a German soldier who escaped from a prisoner of war camp at Turrell, Ark., Sunday night, has been taken by police In Memphis. Police say Plaster tunneled under the fence at the prison camp and walked to Memphis. He has been returned to the POW Piggly Wiggly Store Entered By Burglar The Plggly Wiggly Slorc was entered last 'night but nothing hm> been missed, a preliminary check showed today while n complete check continued. It is believed the btirglnr was frightened away after forcing open the double rear door of the store, lo- ca^ed adjacent to Rili Theater. A large Iron bar was used, officers said. The open door was discovered by a driver of the truck delivering groceries to the store at 2 a. m. today. Weather ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy tliL- afternoon, tonight nnd Friday. Cooler In northwest portion tonight, and In east and south portions Friday. Minimum temperature here last night was 10 dCKiec.s nnd maximum County Circuit Court jury to reach r. decision hos resulted In a mistrial In the case of former Lawrence County coroner Howard Mar- j shall, charged with first degree murder in connection with the . shotgun slaying of his wife Aug. 21. Moses made his statement during. circuit Judge S. Marcus Bone camp by FBI and Army officials, temperature was 81 degrees. Kicking Prisoners Hot Abuse Guard Who Lost Job Testifies npi> back to Its Marling place, Bist Trussln. Olflclal Gorman news agency s»l ( [ Hit- Red Army )m.i Inwulcil ICnst Prussia In force, nnd shornl iiasl the Important rail Junction town of !3ydtliulincn. Burlier lodny, Ucrlln dispatches said Nnxl troops have evacuated the border town. Thai's' the first acrinnn withdrawal from home soil on Hie. eastern franl. The Nazi accounts reported fresh Uusslnri divisions of great strength supported by MO tanks now have Joined tlic brittle. The Immediate goal of the reported Soviet drive would appear to he Iiistcrberu, HO miles west, of'Eycltkuhiien. •• ' So far, Moscow has hnd nothing lo say about a laud offensive In Ensl^pfiissln. But Soviet tionl rc- Unconfirmed Enemy Broadcasts Say American Attack Is Aimed At Cutting Off Luzon Island lly United feet* • The Japanese say the big day has come— the day every American has heeu waiting for since the fall of Hataan ^aml Corrcffidor. According to an "official" announcement today by the Japanese high command, American troops have landed on : an island in the • central Pliilippincst. However, then; was no confirmation of the invasion 10- poii from Washington or from Admiral Nimilv, or General MacAiiluir. ••.•-,-.'... .; The Jap-controlled Manila radio said American trpops have landed on the tiny island of Su hi an, guarding the mouth of the Gulf of Ley te.v The enemy broad c nil 'added' thai-' Inside, this gulf the American fleet: — iiccomjxiulcd lly transports; \vas ; blasting away at the Jap shore dor- fenscs. . ! " '• : : . • . The Manila radio claimed '.Japanese army and imVy units were counter-attacking , the , 'Invasion Hasten Victory With Old Paper Workers Witl Collect Scrap Paper For Use On Fighting Fronts Those who have old newspapers, magazines or other scrap paper were urged today not to throw them way becfUi.M! .salvage workers will imki! their regular monthly collcc- lon Saturday. L. G. Nash, chairman of the »ul- age committee In charge of wnstc uuer collection, today reminded wusewlvcs of this area thul every needed If DlythcvlUc raid Mississippi County imol'us are rc- . air ^. |)6rts' : conllmie ^to describe big. attacks on eilemy bases, railroads and . highways connecting l En»t Prussian fortifications. ,. . To th D BOiith, the Hungarian situation secme ( | more. mid 1 more confused. Moscow broadcasts said Hmisarlnii soldlors perc baltlliin Germnn tanks and Iroops In the streets of Budapest. The reports did not make clear whether the Hungarians, nald to be lighting In Bnrlnpral, nra some of those milts Hint remained In tlie capital, or were forces from 10 Hungarian nrmy divisions reported cnrllrr today |o be mnrcliliifr on iho city after rebelling against the Oorj mnns nt the front. 'Hie Germans were said. to have cnlJcd five divisions from the Reich lo Join S3 and Arrow Cross troops In attempts to crush the revolt In Hungary. Some reports said the Nnzls feat fled Army forces may reach 'Budapest by Saturday. Up In Slovakia partisans have Joined the Russians In their drive lo liberate the rest of Slovakia anil to sweep down into the capital. The liberation of Greece and the nearby Islands of the Aegean Is continuing. The British, radio says patriots have freed the city of Ton- nlna In northeastern Greece. And a German communique said Nazi Iroops have evacuated the nncicnt Greek mainland town of Thebes :i2 miles north of Athens. British carrier planes In a series of attacks off the east coast ol Greece have sunk about 27 enemy a hearing before the Arkansas Utilities Commission Wednesday eftcrnoon, and 11 apparently was aimed at the Rural Electrification Administration, which Ant six of its executives to Little Rock to contest the A. P.' and L.'s application for permission to extend its rural operations. This Is what Moses said: "The government's willingness to socialize our industries and take over our business has influenced the A. P. and L. to extend its rural development program in some sections below the 'good business' line in order to eliminate the outstanding threat to our peace and life." The Commission has now completed two days of hearings. And has taken under advisement the power company's applications for electric extensions in Prairie, Columbia and Union counties. The applications are being contested by 14 rural electric co-ops, all financed by the REA. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, (U.P.)—Hog receipts 7,500 head. Salable 6,500 head. Top price 14.70. 150-240 pounds 14.70. 12-140 pounds 13.2514.25; sows 13.95. Catlle 6,300 head with 4,500 salable. Calves 2,500 head, all salable. Cows 6.50-10.50. CanneVs and cutters -1.00-6.25. Slaughter steers 9.0017.50. Slaughter heifers 7.50-16.50. lias reset the case for trial at the March term of court. The jury stood seven for conviction and five for acquittal. Pair Accused Of Posing As OPA Officials HARRISON, Ark., Oct. 19. (UP) — Two Harrison residents, Raymr-nd Morris and Leland Cole, have been taken into custody by the FBI on a charge of allegedly impersonating government officers. According to the FBI, the two men told a Western Grove service station operator they were OPA officials, and demanded to check the gasoline coupons and tires. It wao alleged that Norrls and Cole threatened to place the operator of the station In Jail unless a SI fine was paid to them. The couple was arraigned before U. S. Commissioner J. C. Penirf Wednesday, and placed In the COUTH ly jail In default of $1,500 bond. Their trial was set for the April session of U. S. District Court at Harrison. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Stocker and feeder stews, 7,55-13,00, Dec. 2181 2182 2151 2080 2187 2184 2178 2183 2177 2153 2148 2083 2070 2187 2183 2180 2183 2180 2182 2150 2153 2080 2082 2184 2186 ST. FRANCISVILLK, Ln., Oct. 19. (UP)—All the prison guards at Angola should have been fired for brutality to prisoners, John W. Watson, discharged Angola Prison guard, declared at a hearing held in St. Francisville today by the State Civil Service Commission on his plea for reinstatement. Watson was fired for alleged brutality to a prisoner. Watson told the commission: "If should have teen fired, all (he guards should have been fired. All the guards were guilty of brutality to the prisoners." Walson was accused of having kicked a life- tenner, Pink Hyatt. Watson also said: "I am not the only free man at Angola who ever kicked a prisoner. I rion't call that abuse anyhow. When you give them 35 or 40 licks !!kp they do at Angola that's real punishment. Charles Dunbar Jr., of New Orleans, chairman of the commission, asked Watson: "Do you think a guard ought to be fired for that?" Watson answered: "Yes." But he added he did not think kicking could be considered abuse. Watson'claimed he did not kick Hyatt. He said, "I only kicked at him. I did not strike or curse him, I never abused him. Anyhow, I was never told by the prison authorities not to kick a prisoner. The guards were never disciplined or given such Instruction. Hyatt was sassy at his work. I asked his removal, but it wasn't done. "Then one day I lold Hyatt lo fill the water cooler. He said he had already done It. I told him that tie pitiful. Then he said 1 was too. So I kicked at him. I didn't curse him. I just said 'damn.'" Dunbar then asked Watson: "I vessels landed nnd smaller craft. Troops from one Drlllsh cruiser captured an Island above Crete. War Veteran Fatally Injured On Highway thought corporal punishment 'was) >r . McGEHTEE - Ark Oct. 10 <UP) abolished at Angola. Was this not ' il ""' ns . Lce J J!' re1tl ' w ' 10 recently „„„„,„,,„,! ™,w£i u r' received a medical discharge fron announced publicly? Watson said they were never lold thnt at Angola; Dunbar then asked what other forms of punishment there were at Angola. Watson answered: "Prisoners were handcuffed to posts. They were also placed In solitary confinement In the red hat house." W. T. Mlchiner, the general manager, told the hearing that he had told the warden lo do away with corporal punishment, but had not Issued written Instructions or called a meeting of guards. D. D. Bazcn, the warden, testified he hart Instructed the guards not' lo beat OT mistreat the prisoners, Hyatt, 67 years old and grey- hatred, then took the stand and declared that Watson "kicked and hit. me for nothing." Besides Dunbar, Civil Service Commission members at the hearing were Paul At. Brown of Shrcve- port and J. E. Radchff of Alexandria. Ten prisoners and ten prison officiate were summoned as witnesses at the hearing. Watson was employed in 1941 and discharged July 21 of Ihts year. He is from lloughtoii, Bossier Parish, and i.-> a sturdy little man discharge tlic Army Air Forces after completing 31 missions over Germany died at a Eudorn hospital last night from injuries received In a truck accident. 'Ihe 23-year-old veteran died a lew minutes after the pick-up truck he was driving went into a ditch ie.ir McGehee. Willarrt l/ivc of Eudora, who was riding with Jarrett. suffered a broken arm and other injuries. . .. \vas such a sorry individual he was 'despite his slender build. Committee Organized To Aid Returned Vets LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 19 (UP> — Manager James A. Winu of the Arkansas Veterans' Admlnlstratloi office says a slate veterans service committee to aid all returning service personnel has been organized And committees have been set up In each of the estate's 75 counties. Whin says all information direct ly or Indirectly concerning, return ing soldiers will be made nvallabli through Ihe state group. He say members of the comity committee, are composed of representatives o selective service boards, Ihc U. S Employment Service and the Vet crans' Administration. Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl Dec. . IG5 165% lG4-;i 165 1641 May . 160:» IGOTi ICO',1 160% 1 o Ire met rVQ'iitivcr have been alile.to col- ect enough .piipor lo meet the mount nskcd from this territory," Mr. Nash said. "The need Is. so wg- mt that every maiii \voiiinn nnd elillfl lUffiumc.re'.woiuilMIUy 'for liolp- ng Bather this paper for the'win- •fort." '• .j. , . 1'olntlrifi "'out. llmt-:irillllni-y de- iinncls for hundreds of nrttctcs made f paper are Incrcnnlng dally,ns ylc- orlnus- Allied, armies move toward •Ictory, Mr. Nash snld: "Our enemies aic' on the run, both In Europe and In the Pacific. Allied fighting men have seen 16 tlmt, They will remain on the run ; so long ns our fighters are kept supplied. General Patton snld this week that only the problem of sup- jllcs kept his army from being far nhcnd of its present positions. "Supplies mean using millions of XHI.I of paper. Lot's give Patton and all our other lenders the means of jetting Ihose supplies so they can get the Job done. One of the best ways we at home cnu tin our part s lo keep constantly turning In nil our critical salvage materials of which paper Is high on the list." Those who have paper for the collection Saturday were .urged lo tie It In small bundles to facilitate handling nnd to place It on the street curbing In front of each home. forces. . . t The capture of qnc or more buses" In tlic Leyte 'area would : . brlVif' all the Philippines within ' range'- '' of American land-based Would Isolate tiuzon i , Tf the enemy report Is true, it appears Admiral Nlmllz has begun n mnnouvcr to cut off Luzon, the Island on which Manila Is situated, from Mindanao, the chief Philippine Island lo the. south, The Japanese said the Invading Americans began tlic nltnck oii Lcyle gulf Tuesday while Carrier- based planes carried out diversionary raids throughout the length-of the Philippine*;.. -•.'.; ',"' The Island of Suluanf wlicrc tiib enemy reports' American : mound .troops .have landed,'Li a small strip of In'nd bnrely Uircc' miles long nnd one liill c wide.' '••••'. . -. - . ; <' .It Is directly,'south of thc'large. Inland of Snn'mr and beyond':' the cult hnd the. Island ' Bullion; is " COO miles ihibVth of General McArlhur's springboard I o the .Philippines on .Morotal.,it'is •125 miles southeast of. Manila.; ,• '' HalMy's Plan^Buny ' Rndlo Miinlln .also said'tlie carrier Wanes of Admiral ' Hnisey's Third fleet-were still paying' their dnlly visits to blast 'Important Phil-" Ipplnc defense- positions;-' ; • . The enerny reported 270 bombers struck Manila .and, nearby Clark Field today'''while' other''American raiders swept .over Cebu—to the ! south. ••'>'. i Incidentally, the Japs no^admli, Ihc battle- over Formosa was nob Ihc great American detent they' previously reported. ;• -. ' Tile enemy ndmtttcd losing 312 planes nnd Some 40 ."small ships" during the Mvc 7 day bombardment of Formosa. • An American radio corfcsDoiidenI with Admiral Mlscher's fame'd Task Force 58, hinted in n special broadcast from Pearl Harbor that''we haven't heard nbout nil of thifta'r; ; gels hit bv the darin'g',:arnin.da^.-' The radio reporter told his' eye- n-llncK; story of a spectacular -'attack of the Nnnselshoto Islands, "Just south of .the Japanese -homeland." Nanselshoto is another name for the Ryukyus. And the northernmost Island In this chain, bordering on the Japanese homeland, is a base for the Jap battle fleet. The Japs themselves told of another Allied task force offensive, this time against .the Nicqbar Islands in the Eastern'Indian ocean. Radio Tokyo said the .Island of Knr Nlcobar has been bombarded from the .sea and air for the past three days—and that the' attack still Is underway. "'•'.'•. .''•-.: ^ On the Asiatic mainland, the Allied hcadquarlcrs in Burma have announced the capture of Tlddim, Navy Planes Brought Here From Florida A large number of Navy planes liavc been brought to the Blylhc- vlllc Army Air Field yesterday nnd today because of the hurricane In Florida and Georgia, It was announced this ntternoon by BAAP officers. When It became apparent that Ihc hurricane which was brewing i tiie Japanese's'tronshoid from* which for days In the Caribbean possibly they launched their attack on In- mlglit slrikc many of the Navy air din last spring statlo.nsjn Florida and Georgia Na- I And from Chungking, nn Aincf- , 'lean network correspondent repDrt- cd Chinese observers have hailed the reported invasion of the Philippines ns a prelude to American landings on the China const. N. 0. Cotton vy officials deemed it wise to-remove planes further Inland to places of safety. Many fields In Alabama, Mississippi nnd Arkansas were understood to have become temporary havens for these val- unblc aircraft which will be iy- turncd to their borne fields as quickly as the hurricanes subsides. Trumann Scout Lender Talks To Kiwanis Club Members of tlie Blythevllle Kl- tvmils club who met yesterday noon at Hotel Noble for their regular weekly luncheon session, heard n Uilk by c. C. Carlson of •itumann, Ark., who spoke on scouting. Mrs. Carlson, general manager of Ihc Polnsett Lumber Company In Trumann. Is president of the Eastern Arkansas Boy Scout Council, and also is on the executive board of the National soy Scout Council. He stressed the Importance ot the work being carried on by the Boy Scouts, and osked the cooperation of club members In furthering the movement In Eastern Arkansas. Other guests at the meeting included E. A. Pollard of Memphis, C. M. Mack of Jonwboro and W. O. Guinn. All submarines ill the U. S. NiJvy arc given (lie names of fish. Mar. May July Oct.' Dec. 2186 2186 2182 2182 2185 2184 2185 2182 2182 2134 2157 2157 2151 2152 2155 2083 2083 2082 2080 2081 2189 2189 2187 2186 2183 N. Y. Stocks 163 1-2 68 1-4 21 5-8 63 3-B AT&T Amor Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel'.' Chrysler . 94 1-4 Coca Cola .......,...;.;-.. 135 1-2 Oen Electric ............. 39 3-8 Gen Motors 64 3-8 Montgomery Wartt 52 3-3 N Y Central .;.>>....-.-.-... 183-4 !nt Harvester ...',........ 79 North Am Aviation 10 1-2 Republic Steel 18 3-4 Radio 10 7-3 Socony Vacuum .......... 12 5-8 Studebp.ker 18 7-8 Standard of N J 55 1-2 Texas Corp > Packard 5 1-2 US Steel 5S 7-3

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