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, Popc , „ BLY VOL. XLI—NO 183 • S y !l!' v S! e 2 aUy Newi Blythevlll. Courier BIytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER, OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST COURIER NEWS "=A8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI '^"^ ^^ Mac Arthur Keeps His Promise .... JiLYTIIEVILLE, AUKANSA^FIUDAY. OCTOHKK 20, 19-1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Yanks Win Aachen After 10-Day Battle; City Shot To Pieces SUPREME ALLIED HEADQUARTERS Oct 20 (U l> ) The German city of Aachen has fallen. American troops today completed the occupation of the ancient German border city which now is in ruins. United Press War Correspondent Jack Prankish, report- from Aachen, said: "The great nilc of i-uhhln Hint .«„,.„ ing irom Aachen, said: "The great pile of rubble that'once WilS Lj *"" "~ ' ' hands. ' "The city'fell 10 days after General Hodges sent Aachen aiv untimatum to "surrender or be destroyed." And that ultimatum, apparently has been carried out to the lettter for the first major German city to fall into Allied hands', has been virtually destroyed. However, First Armv casual ties in taking the city were considered light One correspondent said they are* 50 Bales Losl In Cotton Fire Beans Also Destroyed But Roseland Gin Is Saved From Damage There were 50 bales oi cotton, ar. undertermined amount of soybeans and a platform destroyed by fire last night at Roseland but the gin was saved after lire broke out about 9 o'clock. . . City firemen and volunteer workers of that community fought the fire. and the fireproof gin' building proper was not damaged, except for scorching. . , The flames were discovered 'by Paul Foe, night'watchman,' while making his rounds. The fire, In tlie midst of th e baled cotton on the gin platform, spread to" the soybeans. The BIytheville fire department made the 10-mile run after being called by Mrs. R'. c. Rose. They returned at 11:30 o'clock after the fire had died out. The gin, owned by Mrs. Rose and son, Charles Rose, was not In opr eratlon having closed down for the night. Undamaged, It was operating- led ay. . Estimate of the loss was unannounced today as the nmount of soybeans burned wns being determined. The gin platform will be rebuilt immediately. K'| believed to be among the lightest ' T ' ever sustained in an operation of this size. Tile Nazis apparently wrote off Aachen as A loss even before the ls.lt troops inside the city .surrendered. After a last attempt to parachute supplies to the garrison inside Aachen last night, the Germans turned their own guns on the city. Population Biller • The German people at Anehon were described as bitter at the needless destruction the Nazis brought on the city, first by refusing to surrender, and second by turning Nazi guns on the city. One war" correspondent Isays: Judging from my own observation of th'e German people since we invade_d their soil, Hitler's appeal for guerrilla warfare may leave many of ' them cold. . . . They show human grief anj anger at the destructions ot the things they really held most -- ~def.lv- - _ _ , '. Elsewhere on trie western front, Allied .troops made small gains north nnd"soulh of Aachen. To Oie north, Supreme. Headquarters nn- Jiounced a new 'Canadian drive above Antwerp aimed squarely at the. big-transport city of Breda. The drive, the communique adds is going well. » 'S -West of the big port of Antwerp, ' another Canadian drive was going well. Two Canadian forces, drlv- • ing north and south from the Leopold Canal and a bridgehead on, the -Scheldt! Estuary, have made a junction which cuts the German Breskens pocket In two. The two forces met near th e town of Oost- PHILIPPINES UNDERWAY Hurricane Hits Charleston, S.C.; Damage Is Small Power System Fails; Storm Turns Inland But Danger Is Over /nn, ^ S ' c " Ocl- 20 (UPl—rhe Atlantic hurricane wns sweeping inland Ulls nflcn , 0011 „,. ler causing scattered, minor dnm- "ge to Charleston. The Weather Bureau reported that ns the grent mass of wind moved slw! v inland Its fury wns diminishing and nil danger of extreme velocity winds nlong the coast wns passed.' The storm crippled Charleston's power system Inst nl s hl, leaving lhe historic city In darkness. Pnrt of the water battery waterfront wns flooded. From Charleston the hurricane moved Into the Interior of South Carolina. A weather bureau advisory nt 8.30 n. m. Eastern War Time re- Ported the storm nt about 60 miles northwest of dim-lesion, contlmi- !°^ tiimin , lsh , in '"tensity, its was being slow- biirg. Allies Enter Passes • To • the • south, American French troops have moved and Into three passes leading through the Vosgcs mountains and Into the Upper Rhine valley. American Seventh Army troops strategic * stormed nnd took the transport center of Bruyeres guarding the entrance to the Bon Horn me Pass. And then wheeled east to drive within one mile of thc entrance to the Schulcht Pass On the American right flank, French troops of the Sixth Army group battled their way into the entrance of the Bussang pass ngnlnst both bad weather and stiff enemy resistance. In thc air over Europe, more than 1000 British heavy bombers struck a three-way blow at Germany last night, concentrating most of their E?"11 r on the blg Stuttgart. city of Lost Cane Infant Dies; Services Held At Manila MANILA- Ark,, Oct. 20.—Funeral ..services were held- this afternoon 3 o'clock, for Hershey Rabey, two- rnonth-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ratrcy of Lost Cane Community, who died at 8:30 o'clock Jnst night at Robinson Clinic of pneumonia. The Rev. o. H. Campbell, pastor of the Manila Methodist Church conducted (he funernl service which was followed by burinl In the Manila Cemetery. The child is survived by his parents, five brothers and four tisteri), all of Lost Cane Community. Hownrd Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Osceola Man Discusses t Postwar Agriculture 1 "Postwar Agriculture" wns the topic of the address given by LJoyd Codley of Osceola, yesterday noon before members of the Blythevllle Rotary Club who met for luncheon t:t Holel Noble. Thc development of mechanized farming and thc part It would play in producing more and better farm products nfter the war was the theme of Mr. Godley's address. A number of guests attended the meeting, Including Mr. Godley Bryon O. Wllkins of Luxorn, Mell Ladd and J. C. Bain, both of Jouesboro, W. W. McKinney, Robert Phillips, Lieut. Cecil Branson, nnd David Sylvester, Juivion Ito- Mrlan for (he month, All danger of hurricane winds along (he const has passed, although coastnl winds continue Late Bulletins MOSCOW, Ocl. 20. |i;i')_Premier Stalin announced this alteration thai Hie Knl Army has ca|i- iurcd Debrecen, llunsary's third cllj-. The German radlu niinouuc- ed the evacuulion ot Debrecen earlier today. MOSCOW, Oct. 20. (Ill')—The capture of Ik'lsradu was formally announced lonlKhl by 1'iemlur SUHn. HOMi:, ()<•(. 20. (l)l')—The Kalian govcrnmcnl announces that 10 persons wi-ie kllU'd mill more than 100 wuumlcil In a riot al I'iilermv, Sicily The government says (lie riot was touched off by H '"seditious niiinlfcslntloi)." WASHINGTON, Ocl. 20. (UP) —Serrelary of Slate Hull, who lias- been absent from his office for flircc weeks, will enter the Naval Hosnilal soon foj n physical cheek- up before returning to work. Fire Destroys Greyhound Bus Near Osceola Greyhound bus was complete- Tito's Partisans Occupy Adriatic Port Of Ragusa Troops And Supplies Now Can Be Landed On Dalmatian Coast lly Unllcil 1'ress The Allies hnve won an Adriatic Port in southern Y"—•«'•••;',) Marshal Tito says Yugoslav Par™" fol ;" s '"»'<> occupied RttBiisn, Just north of Albania on Ihe Dalmatian const. Jn',' C( | PllrtlSims W °" ft blB I' 1 ' 1 ™ villi the capture of nngusn The \iiBoslnv'Partisan forces can n<uv ^suppled by Allied ships. And JUil as Important, troops can bf ''""led in Yugoslavia lo nl the combined Soviet ami Pnrllsnn forces in the final battles for southeastern Europe. The Tito announcement also until I ic Partisans were sliellfrm Zagreb lhe cnpllnl ot Croatia. Another Important victory hns been won in Hungary. The German indio snvs t.lio u,,-,\, !,„„_ CV|10 . i N 0 \y ull;) . rl ly destroyed by fire'enily'" today! cliy.""-"----™"' lum B" r >" S Ihlrd nnd i'ol nml Progress' Reported As Assault Waves Move Inland After Landing Oil Leyte Island TODAY'S WAK ANALYSIS Old Battles Being Fought IK Reverse By JAMEB HAlU'Klt Uiiltei! Press filaft Wrller The world's double war la mov- Ini! toward it.s mill across Ihci lands wheie 11 begun, , . Old bntllcb are being 'fought iignln, but In reverse. The Allies fouglil [or Poland In near Osceola were Injured, it is said Ihnl no passengers the fire started 19 Are Injured In Train Wreck ; At Texarkana TEXARKANA, Ark,, Oct. 20 (UP) —Nineteen persons have been injured, none seriously, in a train wreck in the Texarkana yards. Most of the injured persons were i An avenoo nf •Jin r i. Das.sf.nppr, O n a southbound cotton crs of w-u from YW C f erl " hn 1)ris0 ",,„„.. »„!„ _.>_,_. . < -'. a ul »»' irom the locnl cnmp nre ' > the Immediate vi- illc but there is lit- srSi^ ™ c ' =p ^ s^'tsr*—« ™ - Farmers who sponsored the plan 'advancing money with a lease c "•" for services of 600 prisoners }«nn» 111 ii lillH..^ iltl lour will continue today from thc vicinity of Wilmington N C northward to Long Island as well as over the interior of North Crir- olina and Virginia. -rL he we * ther bureau reported.— iiaes will be above normal but not dangerously high nil along thc const from North Carolina to Del- awnre. "General heavy rainfall will occur over all'sections of the Carolinas:and ^Virginia today and tonight. - - .with heaviest nmounls aong the east, slope of the Appalachians and over the .Piedmont section." •••-..... . r-h?f d , ii ' i P ll ' t? "' fiood dami >S c »K>"B Charleston's Waterfront, the fringe of the hurricane resulted, in widespread shattering D f windows j,i the nation's second' oldest city, as well fnn! w» dr(nvnill <? °ul" of many automobiles caught in the blow. Tlie wind was accompanied by heavy "'«: W«ler also seeped Into stores and business houses nlong the wa- No one was reported killed or injured, however, nn ti the denth toll today remained at 23 dead nnd 200 or 300 injured. . Of the dend, nil but two ar c Cubans, ns-wcl] as all the injured. • 350 Prisoners Picking Cotton Each Averages About 100 Pounds Per Day, Farmers Here Say R. G. Wllfcins, engineer of the passenger train, and his fireman, | W. F. Vaughn, were credited with in >,„ ,, , ."•;.—" "• uu " pi">unere - ' ™± " s ?,? ! n »ie (l°id still hope that preventing n fire by closing thc oil valves in their e ng;ne following the wreck. The collision occurred at G:15 o'clock this morning when the freight train was left on the main track before its engine was connected. Assistant superintendent C. J. Craig of the Cotton Bell tines said nn investigation would be conducted Immediately. bUt derstood. , "B has been promised, It is un- per pick about 100 lo receive their ounds ly of in tlie engine nl thc rear of the lnrg e bus ns U wns traveling from Memphis lo St. Louis. Tlie flnuies were discovered by a passenger two and n half miles south of Oseeoln, where the 'bus stopped. Passengers unloaded, their luggage wns removed from thc underneath •• /compartment and they watched the bus burn. Only two charred frames re- ninined, the vehicle having spill Inlo two sections while burning. . Pnssengcrs and their baggage .were transferred to a special bus sent out immedinlely from McnjJ phis, and passengers' continued their trips, according to J E Cnr- ler, manager of the BlytlievlHeislu- A Mr. Austin of Mcmplils wns driver of (lie bus which left Memphis nt 10:15 o'clock last night nnd du e here nt I n. m. today, Former Justice, Mehaf fey' Dead At Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 20 (UP.) „ I'ormcr Associate Justice Thomas N Y Central M. Mehaffy of the Arkansas Su- Int Hnrvestcr pretne Court Is dead. f Stnndard of N J'. .".'!"" 85-year-old jurist, who Texns Corp, street On i, - . nijnlii, nnd winning. ureceii was yielded to the America fought for the Philippines iiy^nflci- severnl hours of I" HM1. nnd lost. Now America in lighting for tho Philippines ugnln. front to the- Ill] l Uiu wnr won't stop ,at U« M'Arthur Ashore To Lead Men From 600-Ship Invasion Fleet WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (U.l'.J-Amcrica's great i,,- I'lision oi the Philippines is a \ng success ao far • '1'hul COMICS- sti-night from General MiicAi'thu'r himself who now is ashore will) his troops. ' In a report toddy to Army Chief of Staff General Mnr- *hiil, MacArtlnii- .stud .losses so far havo been "extremely lijfiu , Mini nil lamliiiir.s u-oro miirlc on schedule "'that the Jiiemy wiw cnnirlit "inmwaro", and thut tlio invasion armies' ire inakinu splundid tironi'css in every respect" '••••• lYcsidonl Koo-sevcll, who aiinotinccd fvtacArtliur's report' at UK news conlurenco, expressed his own foeliiii/s "of siilf«r' loction over progress of the oiierntiou. [Ic added that final Jrepiiivilioiis for the Philippine invasion were':begun after us visit to I'enrl Ilnrhor in Jnlv. ' north MOSCOW reported .Nan! forces nre fulling back Inside the province under lh c Irlp-hnnimcr blows of the Red Army. The Russians say the Germ,,,, retreat i, bogging down In n network of. swamps' and mud- choked roads. , Nothing new wns reported -from Athens on the pitched bnttlc be- Iwecn two political factions. Earlier this week, 000 members of the rightist EDES party barricaded themselves in five hotels In Athens They were besieged by followers of' the leftist, EAM. The political battle was,believed tf, be contlnulnri, Very little is known.nboul the'real Issue's at stake. Members of (lie EDES say the EAM Is n Communist organization. The EAM members hnve nt limes remained aloof from the tlonal Unity Government proix, au( by tho Greek Bovcrnmont-ln-exllc Nn- proposcd N. Y. Stocks ,^ T & T ......... Annconda Cooper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors . '.'.'.'. Montgomery Ward 182 5-0 . 27 7-8 03 1-4 m i-i 39 1-8 04 51 3-4 18 1-2 79 1-R 55 5-fl Mill-tint; points. The France nnd Poland will lend to the bnltlc of Ocr. mnny. The bnltle of lhc Philippines lo the battle for Japnn Sill), the flehl for the Philip-' pliie.i hns Just lic- Bim. It is by nil odds our greatest. Pacific, -vonluro, paling other invasions ; so far. i^nek ;ln:::.',inunr'y, Admiral Ernest king warned: As we progress, Hie enemy of comimmicnlloiis will be '.. cnnl; The thoroughness of Ills parillpns for - defense will Ihiprove'; Incrcnflng the difficulty ' of attnln- Ing victory."' : ' ,And In ^^ay, rtcnr Admiral Dauv Icl Biirbcy, nn nmpblblous expert added: "We nre Hnble to run into muoli better Jnp troops when ,we rcneh thc t'hlllppincs." Hugo Jnp Army Undoubtedly, Oc-nrrn) MncArtJiuf now Is facing Japan's first team. Uoiicrnl MnuAilhur ahcndy Ims* DslnWlsheil his hondqiKirtors on the Inviwlcil Philippine Island of l.cylc. In n dispatch from ndvnnce Held liciulciuarlcrs, United PICKS Wnr Correspondent William Wilson rc- liorled thnt American traojis were pushing Inlnnil In two columns and hnve, ijiet only minor Jnpiine.'iu re- Oiic-slxtcentli of (he Japanese Army, 250,000 men, Is.mnsscd hi lhe, group. Not since thc first bntlle of „ - -. ,u .- u lbc Plilllpplnes Imvc the Amcrlcnns , nn n 2 n e Supreme Court from Republic Steel 101.3 inkcn on Jnp soldiers numberiiiR 'in 1027 through 1942, died at his AT&T «'•• " • Bl Lllllc Hock home at 8 o'clock tliis North Am Aviation mnrning. , Rntllo . 10 3-4 Moreover, Philippine terrain fn•••»• i -- " 107-8 vor3 Ihe defenders. Us' thick jun- A native of niplcy, Miss., Me-' f, 00 ?" 5 ', Vac »"m 120-8 B'"5 nre n pnradise for JKp snipers. hnffy observed this month. Survivors include his 85lh birthday his widow, llirec sons, nnd. three dnughtcrs He had been ill and confined to bed for several weeks. Powdered lupine seeds with water ivcre used by ancient Roman nnd Egyptian women to wash thc skin. Studcbakc Its Iwo-mlle-hlgh mountains Ideal Pncknr <t ................. 51-2 f°r artillery emplacement. Bui onc I thing is sure. General MncArthur • now hns the men and equipment, 'for thc Job nt hnml. In the first bntlle of (lie Pliillpplncs, he had le.ts thnn * °*l 100,000 mei), of whom only 10 000 21 82 were regular U. S. Army troops. In ''•' N. 0. Cotton Mnr. . 2181 Mny . 2162 July . 2152 Oct. . 2082 13cc. . 2185 2182 2180 2182 2180 2152 2150 2082 2080 2185 2181 2100 2180 2150 2081 2181 A ''•' scco »cl of the Phllip- Mechanical Pickers Impress Spectators At Demonstration Thnt nt lenst 50 mechanical col-1 knnsns on pickers would be purchased in A pic! „ , , . • -- - Mississippi County for next year's of Wirf,,™ h", « terllatlonnl R " ! " crop if available was revealed fol- rn,w .1 lt ' lcrc 1S no inw lo lowln B n Pi'hllc demonstration ycs- tldr- 1 ,;n';, mf! ? fCk , m0rc and wlle " tertf j y nt Osccoln wll(;n the °"ly ini.^ amount is obtained they pick machines In Arkansas picked cotton on the Harold Ohlendorf farn . or no more thnl dny. Incoming prisoners are given sev- cra days "grace" to become familiar with picking of cotton before they arc compelled to pick 100 pounds daily, executive' _ A . I . tno »Bh many farmers in this Educational Program Given On Tuberculosis Mrs. C. G. Redman, execi, secretary for the Mississippi Cou'n- section have complnVncd'Yo the War ly Tuberculosis Association, spent De P nr tment, through Rep E c Wednesday in thc Wilson School Otl <"'ngs, of prisoners not picking in behalf of that organization nuic " colton, there has been little An educational program was COm Plnint .here, It was said todav ' presented for both the high .-school l 1"°°,! '? 1 isplayed for the hie h i ce, oers declare thev Wgh school group by Mrs. Red- are glad lo get any kind M ^pickers" While some Educational leaflets, "School Pro- New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2170 217D 2175 2175 2180 2179 2170 2175 2175 2180 2148 2148 2146 2148 2150 2080 2080 2080 2080 2080 2182 2182 2178 2178 2184 Weather ARKANSAS-Falr this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Not much chsnge in temperature. Minimum temperature here lust'l night was 43 degrees nnd maximum' yesterday wns 80 degrees. ' ^ °' lly PlCk a Umltcd amount h - Pout satisfactorily in other conimunitles but there was no report here of this plan having been tried. Livestock Oct. 20 (U.P.)-Hogs: , n . salable 6 .500; top 14.70; 150240 1 Lbs. 14.70; 120-UO Lbs. 13.2514.25; sows 13.95. 1 ° 3 ' 300 ' salable 1M>'- calves i B J ERlabIo; lnixcd ywrlings heifers, 9.50^2.50; cows 6.50- canners and cutlers 4-G.25- slaughter 'steers 9-17.50; siau B hter Heifers 7.50-18.50; stoker nnd food- lh for the 150 fanners nnd ngricul- tural leaders present from five counties. Studying thc merits and faults of >c «i«nt picker which gathers np- proximntely eight bales of cotton dally with one mnn operating the machine, It. was conceded the mc- chnnfcni picker Is here to stav and thnt farmers with pickers will be much better off thnn those who must ciopeml on hand labor to gn- Iher the crop. The picker, which costs approx- imalcly $3800, includes a Iraclor valued nt more thnn a thousand < ! is|lla - vcd llcrc , A 2080] pities he has nbout n quarter of n 2185 million men, all regulars with more available if needed. Simply men us well ns soldiers will have n tough fight in lhe Philippines. An invasion by 250000 men requires 1,557,000 tons of supplies. Thc landing of such n force nnd Its ctiuipmcnt calls for 5000 separate bcachlngs by assorted landing tlle Bllt lo maintain 250,000 men for , - , ississippi County Fair by 30 (lays requires M2.000 more tons Ben Butler of Qsccoln, attracted wide attention but none has been purchased by farmers of this immediate section although many said, nftcr yesterday's demonstration, thnt they were ready to buy Comparison of • hand-picked nnri machine-picked cotton of the 1913 crop, made by Dale McGregor extension cotton specialist, showed thai grade of the machine-picked cotton was lower Uian that handpicked. Loan vali,,- early In September Indicated about $5.27 |>cr bale Jess for machine-picked cotton and in November the loan value Indicated about $14.40 difference in favor of hand-picked cotton. Cost of the two methods should be considered, according to lhe re- r ---- "- ...v,.^ VIMlli II lllUUSMILU I --..u.uv. I.VJ, ll*.LUllml£ IU nil! It- dollars which can be used on thclp° n . Which showed Hint hand- farm In many capacities eight months In the year, to reduce cost of the actual picker. Trouble is that the International Harvester Company, which assisted In staging the demonstration yesterday and which manufactured the four pickers In Mississippi County, only manufactured seven pickers during the past year. There Is another kind of picker manufactured but entire output of all machines Is yet very low. Two pickers arc owned by Mr. Ohlendorf who purchased On c machine last year and another this year after his first machine had proved profitable. Another picker is owned by thc nrai-by Bryan nnd Marble plantn- licm. II, was purchased In Iflll. These arc the only pickers in Ar- Picking last year cost npproximalcly *25 per bale or more while operators estimate cotton Is machine picked for about S5 per bale. Counties of Craighead. Lawrence Cross, crlttenden and' Mississippi w ere represented nt yesl'Vdjvy's meeting, with these from BJythe- v '"e and other points of North Mississippi County: A. C. Owens, Fielder Perry, drover Snider, Gene Flccman, Fred Flceman, Lewis Townsend. of Manila; Le c Bcnrd- en, Le r0 y carter, John Wells, Howard Perkins nnd Lin Fowler of wachville; Mr, and Mrs. B. G. Gill, B. S. Simmons, ot Dell; C. P. Tomp- Kins of Burdettc; B. A. Lynch, J. I.ou1s Cherry, I?oy Little, Keith Bllbrcy, c. W. Affllck, c. F. Tnck- ^r, H. E. Long, J. L. Terrell. Dor- i'ls Robinson nnd Roland Orecn, of BlyfhevlJIe. of supplies nnd the services of from 30-10-3.5 Liberty ships and 15 tankers. As an example of the Riipplv problem involved, those men need 233,000 tons of ammunition nnc wrnrcns for thlr first month nsliore. They cal their way thoual n mountain of 48,000 Ions of food. Could Cut Supply I.fnes nut. despite the difficulties Involved, victory In Die Philippines will pay enormous dividends By conquering (he gnrrlson of a quarter of n million men, Gcncrnl Mac- Artbur will all but conquer half- a-million elsewhere, -flic Philippines sit astride lhe supply route strctchintr from .Japan to the Dutch East. Indies. And plahcs nnd ;shlps based there could snip thcisea communications lines Unking the homo islands with Borneo, Malnya and Burnin. The Inndlng cuts off 20.000 Jnp troops on the southern Philippine bland of Mindanao. It places our Planes within 340 miles of Mnnlln first city of the Philippine group, nul 275 miles of Dnvno, the second. Conquest of flic whole group will shove our bomber front to within ilOO miles of Japan, 600 of Formosa lie Hong kong nnd 1000 of Shnng- hnl. Two years ago, the Jnp s bragged hat our Navy never would gel vithln SCO miles of the Philippines •>gain. Not only our navy but our irmy as well, now are back. Thus, General MacArthur, trnvel- g at a rale of 100 milts a month over n road rutted by defeat, has come 2500 miles from the starling point of his offensive at Milne Bay. He snlcl he would return. He (M. Wilson revealed Unit, Octiernl MncAitlmi who kit the I'hlll])- plnesjln a P-T txjat, returned nt the liond of « 000 ihlp al-inndn, .'thb (Iicntesl c,on\oj in the history of Iho PhaUlc wni In lite flrht nssnult wave, MacArthur hurled some loo ooo men n'slioi-e, Imckcd bj jiobslbly another 150,000 In succecdhiu waves. , , Drive Inward Alrllelil \Vllhln n« iiottr uftcf troop- set nshoie columns were rac- lt\K foi (lip (jiff laclobnn nlrncld with HA 0000 fool linidlng alrlps, At tho Inst report they werc.wllliln guii- sliot-range of• their gonl. Veteraii Jungle troops nre bnl- tlliiK ncross Loyte Island nfler Inml- MR nlong a 75-mllc stretch of its cnst const. Tlioy Inuludo every survivor who cscnpcd with MacArlhur Irom CorrcBldor two years hud seven months ago. .... The invndors iiinde two principal Inndlhgs. Onc about, a mile -and n half south of Tndobnn, the Islnud's cnpllnl. nnd a mctropollls of 30,000 people. The olhcr nt Dulnn. n dozen mtlcs farther south. Riding in tanks, bulldozers nnd light armored cars, tho troops nindo tor Tnclobnn airfield nnd the city itself. The invasion went well from thc stiirl, catching the Jnps com pletely off guard The Amcrlcnns who went nshoi ncnr Tucloban expected the sever cst kind of resistance, but they me no fire nt nil. Heavy Ilcsl.itatice Elsewhere On the other hand, troops land Ing nt other points expected Ugh resistance, nml llio Jnps threw cv crythhuT they hnd nt them. Although American cnsunltle were extremely ll[;lil, Jnpnncsc mor tnr nre scored four hits on Inndtn; ships ns they were edging In to th shore. However. 14. 15 nnd 10-inch shell from the battleships California Pennsylvania and from lesser vcs crashed down on the enemy Some of the Japs were veterans o JJnlimn nnd Corrcgldor, but they turned and fled nt thc assault. Amcrlcnns wiped out In n bayone chnrgc the few Jnps along th teaches who survived the terrific early bombardment. Then deslroyc nnd lighter crnft nudged In close to work over the region just beyond HID benches. Overhead naval plnnc. swooped down low lo bomb Jnp |io- sltlons nnd strnfc troop concentrations. / A lone Japanese plnne put in nr nppcarancc over the scene. But U was promptly shot down before it could do any damage. One submarine was detected before the ar- madn reached the Islands. But destroyers spread n pattern of depth charges over the area, and it was not heard from again. Voyage Uneventful Otherwise the voyage up lo the Philippines was as cnlm as a pre- wnr pleasure cnilse. And even nfter the fireworks.started, the Japs failed 16 renct ns strongly ns hnd been expected. It Is for this reason that one ..... correspondent, Gordon Walker, called the attack "without doubt the most Incredible invasion of thc wir " He snld: "The most amazing part of this nvaslon is tho fact that up to this .ime, when the troops waded ashore, he enemy had nmde no attempt to nterferc with this gravest th'reat to heir conquered empire.' Writing from a warship, the correspondent ndded: "On the upper dcck t steel helmets and Hfe preservers were ready for he expected enemy attack. H didn't come." -i .'.'•.-•• dny.i before th'c : Invasion American troops crushed ashore on two smnll Islands to secure the entrance to Lnyle Gulf. Two days before tho landing inlncwwcepers started their work. And Die nctual landings: were preceded by "B powerful bombnrd- nioiit. Yot, In spite of all this, enemy resistance was light; ;- • :•• ••• , MncArlhur Hastens Ashore General MncArtliur stepped ashore only n few hours after the first troops Inndcd. .United Press : : \Vnr Correspondent William -Dickinson, who sal wllh. him Irt the barge that carried Iho general from his cruiser lo tliQ bcui'lihind,' stihl wns completely ^elnxed. •'• With him was n skeleton' staff and his, offices were; se.tvup.ln-avcnbln. Before tho landing MncArthur had been completely imrufrttJdrW slept well, Ifc.nlen hearly breakfast. He finioked-hurinmlllar corn cob, pipe •"• nnd Just be/ore the inridlnB.hb took- n short-nap,-; •';.. ' '. , ., . : ; Then he ', went on' deck .and watched lbc bombardment. .At precisely 0:58 the bombardmcnt'sTncked off,, nnd. (lie first troops hit ' the shore oho minute nliend. of schedule. MacArthur-.cnimly. looked over reports, coming In. from, the beachhead. At 10:08 a.m., the 'troops wore reported .600; yards , Inland nnd advancing across open. country without opposition, An hour later, Mnc- Arthur, satisfied that all was going well, called f.br nn early luncheon so ho could go^ nshore. •.. Filipino Leaders Rtttirn With hlrrt when he returned to thc Philippines were Filipino' President Berglo Osmenn nnd Brig. Gen Carlos Romulus, resident ; commissioner for 'the 'islands, others on hand were' Lieut.' Gen. Ulchnrd Sutherland, tlie chief of- staff who -left the Philippines -with. MncArthur in 1042, nnd Lieut. Geii. George 'Kenny lough commander of the Far Enst Air Forces. .-....- -. During the day, MncArthur broad- cnst to the people of the Philippines, Idling them: "This is the voice of freedom, General MncArthur speaking. I hnve returned. By the grace of God Almighty, our- force stands ngnin on Philippine soil, soil consccralcd In the blood of our two' peoples. Rally lo me, let the Indbmitnble spirit of Bntann and Corrogldor lead on. As lhe lines of battle roll forward to ' " you w^hin : the 'zones' of "operation, rise and strike." - ''"'-.• W, 0. Powers Dies At Gideon Lived At Clear Lake Until 3 Years Ago; Plans Incomplete A heart nttack early this morn- Ing claimed the life of w. o. Powtio 55-ycnr-otd .Gideon, Mo., farmer nnd former resident of Mississippi County. Mr. Powers wns fatally stricken nt 5 a.m. today at his horns near jideon. He apparently was In good loalth and had farmed this year 'list as he had in years past. Funeral plans were Incomplete at noon today and the body w.as held at Landls Funeral Home In Campbell, Mo. , A native of Lexington, Term., Mr Powers moved to Mississippi County In 1927. Three years ago he moved rom the Ayres farm at Clear Lnke o Missouri, He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bcckle A 'owers of Gideon, six' daughters Irs. Elsie Richardson of Clnrkton, to., Mrs. Donrife McCormlck of lolland, M0;,-Mrs, Clyde Steele of known something was larion, Ark., Mrs. Herschel Hughes f Gideon, Mrs, Minnie' Calvert of -larkton, Mils Lois Powers of Oid- on, and two sons. Otto Powers of lalden nnd Pfc. Leo Powers, serving must have i with thc Army somewhere In the ' Three' Pacific. ' ' . '

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