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Blytheville, Arkansas
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SiifacrlMri Who Foil To Receive Their Paper By 6 P.M.May Telephone 2573 Before 6:30 P. M. And It Will Bo Delivered BLYTHEVIELE COURIER NEW! THE DOMINANT NEWKPAP™ nw w^ntiti-AHT A,i^A.,o.r, „_ *• ' • »<•* W f I DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP VOL, XLI-NO. 184 BJythevllle Dally New , Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader SOUTH HAS'I' MISSOU1U YANKS BATTLE Pafton's Airmen Blast Open Dam South Of Dieuze Germans Gathering For Counter-Attack Are Drowned Out SUPREME ALLIED H E A D- QUARTERS, Oct. 21 (U.P.)—Gen- eral Patton literally has thrown cold water on German plans for a countcraltack against his Third Army front. Tlie commander, sent 24 Thunderbolt fighter-bombers to hit tlic enemy where it would hurt the most, at Dieuze, 25 miles northeast cf Nancy, but instead of blasting the Nazi transport center, tlic Thunderbolts lore a 50-foot hole In a dam just south of the town, and flood waters from Lake Etang went gushing through Dieuze to drown out German armored supplies and equipment being massed there. Tlie American airmen attacked Ihrough an intense curtain of anti aircraft five. But they could see water pouring from the lake and rising steadily in the streets of Ihe communicalions hub below Ihe Saar basin. Buildings Blasted Dieuze also posed as a threat to American positions near Melz noiih of Nancy. Incidentally, a liaison plane over Melz ycslerday spotted a shed believed to conceal one of the big German railway guns which have been harassing Pat- Ion's army. The plane directed artillery fire and four direct hits exploded the building. •Farther north on the West Wall, the Germans are maneuvering on tlie Aachen front in an apparent attempt to block American First Army attacks from the captured German town. ' A great enemy -artillery . bombardment northeast of Aachen was folio'.ved. Jjy ;"a - b.-Ol -.of. i leaflets'. The leaflets boasted of Germany's, strength and warned of a long, cold winter ahead for the American troops.' . German movements behind the front Indicate the enemy is getting set to counter any further drive across the Cologne plain. An unconfirmed report from radio Paris says Allied troops Imve driven lo within ten miles of Cologne. Tin's would be an advance of some 20 miles toward the Rhineland stronghold from last reported Yank positions west of Duren. To. the northwest, Canadian First Army troops made a three-mile advance and reached the Lonhout area 15 miles northeast of Antwerp. The new Canadian drive is Killed In Italy Sergt. Vernon "Newt" Barger, 22, was killed in action in Italy on Sept, 14, according to a message received Iran the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Barger of Cooler, Mo. He had been overseas more than a year. Nazis In Greece Flee Northward Before British Cossacks Reported Attacking Defenses Outside Budapest By lljiilei! IVcss 'the British have opened an offensive In northern Greece, A Rome communique today said ilvance British units have driven ) mlle.s north of Athens on the highway (o Salonika in pursuit of fleeing Nazi troops. The British are headed for Lamln, 40 miles to the north. The Rome announcement said tlie Germans hav e already evacuated Lamia. Apparently, the Germans are anxious to avoid baltle. However British planes and Greek-piloted Crowds Greet F. D. R. Today In New York B.v Unilcd Press New Yorkers, an estimated two million of them, are taking then chances on getting wet today lo greet President Roosevelt ns he carries his election campaign to the sidewalks of the metropolis. However, there was a pause in the drizzle ns the President's party arrived at the Brooklyn army supply depot where more than 44,000 people were gathered. The army supply depot was the starting point of the metropolitan political swing. Mr Roosevelt addressed a Democratic rally at Ebbets Field this morning. His re- ^uigerf lour of the city after Ihal will last for four hours.^ Tonight,he will address the Foreign Policy Association. His.lalk will start at : 9:30 p.m and will be broadcast by two inajor radio networks. The opposing vice presidential candidates are continuing their stumping campaigns through the Rocky Mountain area in Ihc West. Republican Candidate Bricker has left Nevada and Invaded the slate of Utah where he has scheduled speeches in Salt Lake City and Provo. Democratic Nominee Truman is slopping over In Bnltc, Montana, where he is lending a hand to aid re-election of Democratic Governor Leif Erlckson. Truman will leave io- night for Minneapolis. designed lo free Ihe Antwerp port — rv i • for Allied use by blocking German C,,OttOH i ICKinO forces dominating; approaches to' ' -3 Winners Named In Mississippi ng approaches the port. The oilier Canadian columns have made new gains west of Lonhout. A front dispatch reports difficult fighting in this lowland area, but says the Canadians are slogging forward steadily. Rains In Holland Other salients in the Netherlands are static because of continuous rains. American armored forces in southeast Holland are reported to have caught up with their vanguards within about two miles of the Dutch village of America. But British Second Army forces on the left flank still are bogged down In deep mud, holding up the push toward Amerika and Venlo lo the south. The air war apparently has hit a iull, although the Germans sent robot bombs against the London area again during the night. In Italy. British Eighth Army | cotton. They were O. C. Gibso'n, 145 troops have made a five-mile ad-1 pounds; Bilbo Sutton, 144 pounds, vance to seize the port of Cesen- and Johnny Johnson, 131 pounds, ntico on the Adriatic coast. And (hey have nearly completed the occupation of Cesena, junction point on the Rimini to Bologna road. American Fifth Army trooivj driving • toward Blogna have run Into increased resistance. Tlic Yanks are measuring their advances id yards. Soldier From Steele Is Missing In Action Scrgt. Alton W. Mancss, 25, of Steete, Mo., Is missing in action, the War Department has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Maness. Entering the service in December, 1940. following graduation from Steele High School that year, lie left for overseas service, March 29, 19-14. He has a brother, Joe Maness, who is attending school in Dexter, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Bradfield of Dexter, Mo., Mrs. Ralph McCarroll of El Paso, Texas, aud Mrs. Jack Miederhoff of Memphis. Weather ARKANSAS: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Cooler in west and central portions tonight. Minimum temperature here last night was 43 degrees and maximum temperature yesterday was no degrees. GREENWOOD, Miss., Oct. 21.— Henry Green, a cotton picker from H. L. Gary's Wildwood plantation, won first place in the county-wide cotton picking contest held Thursday afternoon on Joe Terry's place, seven miles north of Greenwood on Highway 49. Green picked 136 pounds of clean staple In the allotted two and a half hours to win first place and a cash prize of $50. There were 27 plantations entered In the contest with 83 con- leslants participating, and since 43 contestants were eliminated only 40 competed for prizes. The contestants picked 3705 pounds of cotton. Several pickers topped 136 pounds but were eliminated on account of badly picked Second prize of $35 went to Jewel Spearman of the Bledsoe Plantation, who picked 135 pounds. Picking was graded on one point for each pound. 15 points for cleanliness and 10 points of picked rows. A total of $22-1 In cash prizes was awarded. Army Transport Plane Brings Baby To U. S. PRESTVVICK, Scotland, Oct. 21 (UP)—G. I.s at an army airfield in Scotland blinked, and then looked again, when they saw what was being loaded In an army transport plane. They saw a special heater installed, then a big cot, and finally a nurse carrying three baby's bottles. Then came llic passenger. It was a seven month old baby, a kid named Joe. Joe, the son of an English girl and an American soldier killed In France was going home to his grandparents. He got special priorities on the army transport when his grandparents appealed to President Roosevelt to help him come home. George Kemker Dies MEMPHIS, Oct. 21. (UP)—George Harry Kemker, vice president of the Nowburger Company, died in Memphis last night following a heart attack. Surviving nrc his widow, two daughters and two sons, Spitfires ar e harassing the retreat. enemy SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS . ... Heavier^ Resistance Revo -—., —^^-^^^-^.^^^ """"" ™~~ ~~—'—'—'—'—~~— —~- —* ••• ' Pattern for Hie Pacific Tnr/nfvin Alrc,nfl\/ J-j TODAY'S \\'AR ANALYSIS y Ghost Arniy' Of-Filipinoi Still Fights By JAMKS HAUI'Ell ' Unllcil Press SlafT Wrller This Is tlip story of a Philippine Army that never surrendered — , a BnUuin that never fell. ' When General MacArlhur's In-j vadcrs move deep Inlo the Jungle; Ihey will be greeted by an army lhat didn't have to invade. It has been there all tlie time. i This story really started wheii the story of liataiin ended. Brigadier General Manuel Roxa,s, a , member of MacArlhur's staff, was waiting lo board the last Flying for Austrnllnl another officer e rs, en e n e pane (hey found they will have to deal with Tito's | only one scat unoccupied. The ofti- ie Russians In Vu- ecr pulled a coin from Ills pocket ..... ' ~' J Bill the Nazis must put up n fight somewhere along tlie line. If they ......•• « u .vi.-. mm uiniiuur UUII^L completely escape tlie British, then stepped in the plane (hey found Fortress leaving When Hoxas and partisans and Hie goslavia. The .only other route to the north leads through Bulgaria, the second Balkan country to quit the war on Hie side of GeVmmry. Budapest Balllc Opens In Hungary Ihc Russians are mid to have raised the curlain on Ihe bait!,, for Budapest. A Paris broadcast says advance units of tlichard- fighting Cossacks have cracked Into the outer defenses of the Hungarian capital. The Cossacks apparently raced westward after the fall" of De- bresuen. Hungary's third city. Tlie Russians may launch a second offensive from Debrecen. This drive would be to the north, to the southern frontiers of Czechoslovakia. Such an offensive would line tlie Second and Fourth Ukrainian Armies, and liberate all-of eastern Slovakia. The fourth Ukrainian Army, -commanded by Marshal Petrow h»s cmaslicd Into northern Czechoslovakia from Poland. Russians Gain The Germans said invading Soviet forces in East Prussia liave made new gains. Berlin claimed the Russians now are as far as IB miles inside Ihc Reich. The German radio says the lied Army is driving to flank the Nazi line in the Masurian lakes by slashing west to the north oi Ro- minlen Heath. Rominten Heath llc.s just beyond the Suwalki triangle which Adolf Hitler annexed in 1939. The Russians apparently have one of their most powerful armored forces In operation. The Nazis claim they have knocked out 463 Russian tanks in five days fighting, 109 of them yesterday. On the diplomatic front, newspapers in Moscow are hailing tlie Churchill-Stalin conference as one of the most successful between Allied leaders. Some Moscow papers, however, admitted much remains to be agreed upon by the London Lublin Polish regimes. and Manila Lions Plan Postwar Sewer Project The town of Manila will have a sewer system Immediately after wartime conditions permit "if plans of the Manila Lions Club are carried -it. Possibility of such a project was discussed at last week's meeting when members met with Marion L. Crist, consulting engineer of Little Rock. With an estimate ot $50.000. a plan to finance tiie project through monthly service charges and direct tax was discussed. Although the club plans no action' at this time. It is believed that the City Council will sixmsor such work as soon ns materials and labor arc available, with the Lions Club cooperating. An effort also is expected lo lie made for drilling of another well for water there or for cleaning out Ihe present well lo increase Ihe flow of water which lias decreased during the past several months, it was announced. Bossetf Man Purchases Famous Pine Crest Farm CHARLESTON, Miss.. Oct. 21. — Famous Pine Crest Farm, whose area is spread over 1770 acres jusl east of Charleston's city limits lias fteen purchased by W. 13. Durkctt, of Bassett, Ark.. w )m now owns and operates a big cattle range at Sen- alobla. Miss. From Ills Scnatobia place Mr. Burkett will bring 250 head of his wnitr. face herd to add to the 2SO of the same breed now at Pine Crest, James Wilson, his Scnatobla manager, will now superintend Pine Crest, Mr. Burkett dividing his time between his two properties. Pine Crest n*s originally estab and said: "I'll loss you for It." i But Rosas smiled and pushed him in (lie seat. "Good luck," he' said, "I'm of more value hero," i Tie last they saw of him was A broad buck disappearing Into thi jungle. :'• Joined Hy Stranglm At about the same lime, a mail named Hugh Slrnughn, a retired colonel of the Spanish-American War, had the same Idea. Straughit ha,] lived for many years on Luzon and was on the best of terms will) the natives. He, too, disappeared! Inlo Hie jungle. Nothing happened for a while. Then slrangc stories began lo -filler oul of Ihe Philippines. Tim Japs spoke of armed men, "bandits" they called them, raiding their encampments. Quisling Amlong Roccs, publisher of the Manila Tribune, was shot .-Hid killed. Trultor President Jose'.Laurel was wounrtrd while ho played golf. A tend of patriots raided the city of Nnga, killed tlic Jnp garrisons, rescued 30 British and American internees. Tlie enemy said those raiders were led by Roxns and Straughn. The Japs began to realbc they hadn't conquered the Philippines after all. "Ihe battle was not yet over. On Easter Sunday of 18-i'2, lash- ion parades were 'held In many world centers. Down Fifth 'Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, Unler Den Linden. On ijU'on Island another parade was held, the march of de'ntli for the tragic: remnants of an American and Filipino Army. But even while that little band was giving its life, the jungles and swamplands of the islands echoed with the rytlinilo foot pads of native rubbers, calling the Islanders to battle, just as they had called them to light another invader, Ihe Iflth century Spanish. And the wild Morns of Mindanao and Ihc Balayan- bloodcd natives of Luzon answered thai call. Ancient Weapons From corners of thatched huts came Die bolo, n rnzorshat'i) knife: came the ballik, a long-barrelled pistol made of cast-Iron pipe; cnrae the deadly blow-gun. Those weapons hadn't been used In half a century but the Filipinos hadn't forgotten. Silently, n Jap dropped dead with a dart in his chest. A swish, and a sentry lay decapitated on the ground. A wild cry and the jungle was alive with natives closing In on an Isolated camp. Tlie Japs coaxed, they threatened, they seat expeditions Into the hills. But that phantom battalion fought on. Meanwhile, the Pacific ballleltne advanced steadily toward the Philippines. Through New Guinea, the nismnrcks, the Greens, the Admiralties, the Molluccas. Through the Gilberts, Marslialls, Carolines, Marianas, 'Hie Japs claimed they had captured Elraughn. Tills may \x true, apparently his men now fight on under General Roxas. For the phantom battalion still Is on the job. The day General MacArlliur landed, he revealed the exact number of Japs garrisoning the Philippines. He named the seven enemy divisions in the battle area. Unquestionably, he got that information from the phantom battalion. When MacArthur left the Islands 31 months ago, he said: "I was the leader of a lost cause. And from (lie bottom of my stricken heart, I pray that a merciful God may not delay too long their re^ dcmplion—that the day of salvation be not so far removed that they perish—that it jnay not again IK too laic." Today, the word from the Philippines is that it Is not too late. Tliey are there, waiting, fighting, those men who would not die. Men of the phantom battalion. was made famous by the Duroc '"«'* Scissors, eventually sold (o p troops from honictonj dalcnsc In Dulch Indict Sclturc of Cdin&ie cooil point! to control sea off Formoio In Kutilti to TioCatc uncmy air and provido to Japan Luzon n •!• Pacific Ocean PHILIPPINE MARIANAS. ISLANDS ». GUAM CAROLINE ISLANDS New Government Assumes Power In Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY, Oct. 21 Tivo Army officers and a t'lvlllni now arc In control of Guatemala as n result of n 12-hour revolution which overthrew the existing pro visional government. The revolution Is said lo have been an outgrowth of n stildent- leacbcr strike In protest against Map above Indicates Ihc long-lcrm slruleijy k-ndlng lo Urn invasion and dctcal of Japi.n itself, as It shapes up'In the light of current operations. Chief immediate objective is recapture of the Philippine Islands. Like engineers removing roadblocks and land mines m the pnlb of an advancing army, American nuval, air and ,Mand, forces clear.northern nntl,"in<b.ern iipproaches lo the islands by (A) capturing Japanese island bases; (13) destroying Jap all- bases, shipping ;ind supplies, as nl Formosa, Ryultyu Islands nnd the Bonlns; nnd (C) reducing Jap defenses on Ihc Philippines themselves, through uir and -sea bombardment. When Allies bold Ihe Philippines, tlie enemy will probably have lo abandon Formosa as n major advanced brtse, will be cut off from his forces in the Dutch Easl Indies and buvc bis main .supply line under constant allack, Cleveland Fire Takes Big Toll 66 Known Dead After Blast Sends Flames Over 50-Block Area CLEVELAND, Ohio, Ocl. 21 (U(>) —Volunteer workers continued lo search through acres of ashy ruins today for victims of th<. fire Iliat raged over an area of 50 blocks In East Cleveland yesterday. Latest reports this morning said Hie number of known dead bad climbed to 06. 'Ilic toil was growing hourly and Cleveland police officials have expressed the opinion that more than 100 persons were caught In the flaming death trap. Tlie fire started lal e yesterday when a tank filled with compressed natural gns exploded. Witnesses said that flames sliootlng as high as 1000 feet covered the surrounding area. A total of between 1500 and 3000 people were left homeless. The cause of the explosion had not been established this morning. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. (UP) Judge Stanley Orr, chairman ot the Cleveland Red Cross, estimates that the death toll in Ihe disastrous Cleveland fire might be "perhaps as high as 200." In a telephone enll to n, S. Hilton, eastern area manager for the Red Cross here, Orr said rescue workers were "just getting into an area t>t a quarter to a half .square mile on the lake front" which was expected to yield the bodies of a number of additional victims. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21 (UP)-Hogs salable 500. Top 14.70. 150-240 pounds $14,70. 120-140 pounds 13.25-14.25, sows 13.05. Cattle fi50, salable 100. y. , . . - .50, all salable. Bulk for week mlx- hshed by the late Col. Tom James cd yearlings and heifers 9.50-12." n! ' > 50. Cows 6.50-10.50. Canncrs and cullers 4.00-6.25. Stocker and frcd- er steers 7,50-10.50, , of the young officers and one cl- Tacloban Already Has Fallen, According To Hew Delhi Radio; Tanks, Flame Throwers In Use By United PI-CM Anicrictm invmlci's ,)f '|.ht) Philippines l«lny were strik- jvilh l))isU>ritiK swiftnm for tlic principal airport em llic islnnd oi Ixsylo. Tin' Aimii'ii'iiiis iivo usiiitf lniil<x, flame-throwers and molls and granules \>y Lliu Ions in thu drive for Leylc's .•uphill oily of Tadulwii and the important airfield 'on ii peninsula three miles amwst the bay from Tacloban. Un- uiheml reports from advance American positions indicated the field may Imvu already fallen to Vnnk invaders, and a British broadcast from New Delhi claims Tacloban has — < fallen. Late Bulletins LONDON, Oul. 21 (1)1')—lli>r- liii says iiuisslvn Russian ni'- ninrcil iiiihiinn.'i Imvo .sin.'ulioil 20 mill's Inlci Kast I'russhi ami rciuihi'il a road iluo Miulli of Ciimblnncii. a luwn only 111 miles from Mm Instcrlnir^ rail mill litr.luvity ludi. I'AltlS, Oil. 21 (111 1 )— The riiininunili'r nf Hie (irrniun KIII-- I'lstm of raplurnl Aucllmi fur- mnlly xnrremln-cd lit 12:01! p. m. today, luil .sponiillc clashes In tlie oiilsliltts sllll wcra i;niii|> <m nt 2 |>. m. liuciiusu of Ills In- nhlllly (» millfy all at his (mops. KOMK, <Wt. U '(('!')— Alinut K9 Liberators nf ||lo (lulled Sillies ISih Air h'orvn tinlny iildurkcd (he two bli;i:<!.sl rail junulluiis In ntirlli- ivcsl Ilimgnry (hniiish wlilch Hit: Nulls funnel Hii\iutlft> tn Hut forces Fiu-lnff tlw Husshuiv uti tin: Iliin- Karlun front. Former Blythevilic Man To Be Honored In Church Services Uon Hawkins, formerly alleged atrocilies aualnsl teachers I" tl'o mi civilians. Soldiers of Ibc Hlyllievl'llG and lute of Helena, was killed In action Aug. 1C. the War Department hus notified Ills parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hen Hawkins of Helena. He recently wits reported missing In action. Memorial servfcej; will l)e held tomorrow afternoon at the West Helena BnptlJil Church. Sergeant Hawkins, who moved from ntytlievlllc In 1031 when his father was transferred by the Cbl- cnpo Mill and Lumber Company to Helena, received an appointment United Stales Military or Naval Academy while tjviutuih. nujuiuis 01 inc i-timii:- L '»VUUI;MIJ ui MIIVIII /iciiiiLiiiy wnne city iMirrlson supplied arms lenrnntc overseas, the appointment tanks for Hie revolutlcn. and hnvlni? been made by Rep. E. C. pnlncc was bcsclijcd 12 hours diallings. iieforo n white flag appeared. Killed nn his lOlli mission, the 10- Tbc new government, conslstlUR year-old tall (tunner vllian, ha.. the cabinet , „. ...„ „,„ thrown government, but all except with the Air Corps stationed In exiled. jung uuiccrs unu one Cl- 1 " 111 "uny nir ouips Mauuneu 111 is guaranteed the lives of H«ly. He was on a bombing mls- ict members of the over- "Ion over Romania when shot down. " ' •-• " • He also Is survived by two brothers In service, Corp. Ixmle Haw- , of the former leaders will he Hurricane Damages Beach At Fort Myers FORT MYERS, Flu., Oct. 21 (UP) — Uamngc lo Fort Myers beach from the Caribbean hurricane today Is estimated at SISO.OOO Included In tlic loss arc 15 cottages which were swept away by high tides. Hundreds of acres of tomatoes and newly-planted potatoes are counted a total loss In (he rich limn farming section. Big gladioli farms apparently came through safety, unless bulbs rot In (he sodden earth. No financial rellmatc of truck yd. citrus loss Is available One pair of rats can produce 1200 progency in a single year. kins who Is in the Pacific, and Corp. Jerome. no;v at Harrington, Texas, who expects foreign service Immediately; another brother, Jlm- mlc Hawkins and a sister, Mrs. Homer King of Helena. lie is a nraiulsan of L. I. 110- clumlson. MOli West. Ash. and numerous section. . other relatives In this Mehaffy Rites Today UTTLR ROCK, Oct. 21. (UP) — Funeral services for former Associate Justice Thomas M. Mehaffy nf llic Arkansas Supreme court will be held at Little Rock this afternoon. Judge Mehaffy, who served on the Arkansas Supreme Court from 1927 through 10i2, died at his Little Hock home Friday morning. He was 85 years of age. Teen-Age Religious Move Impresses Chicago CHICAGO, Oct. 21. I UP)—The bobby sox crowd has found a new and different way lo spend Saturday nights. It Involves no drinking, no dancing, not even movies, but It's catching on. It's outline rcliginn with a new appeal. It's hymn singing, but the tunes are gay and catchy. It's preaching, but it's dynamic and informal. It's testimony, but it's from soldiers and sailors and young girls telling how (hey found religion, Some 26.000 teen-agers from all over the United Slates and parts of Canada gather for the Chicago- land Youth for Christ Victory Rally tonight In Chicago Stadium, in what Its sponsors say Is the biggest religious movement since Billy Sunday sivept the country nearly 25 years ago. .Some call It the bobby,sox brigade. The Rev. Torrey Johnson, young Chicagoland director, calls it "God's answer to the fnlse philoso- phies of Nazism and Communism and other Isms that have caught hold In the world." He Die Youth for Christ movement Is "spreading like wildfire" and its members come from every Protestant religion. And -he attributes the popularity of the movement to the fact that It "gives the youngsters something alive." "Youth for Christ presents Christ in a personal way," he says. "Tlie youngsters are tired of an abstract God. Many of them sincerely want to be right with God if they only knew how. And It gives them a chance to work for something, something big and different and very much worthwhile," Tonight's program, to be held In the Stadium where the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates were nominated, will feature a choir of 3,200 young voices; a speech by Pdralroop Chaplain Wil- liam Conlcy from Fort Bcnnlng, Oa.: n prayer by Gypsy Sinltli. famous evangelist; a welcome from Governor Green, and short talks !))• Chicago businessmen. Gill Dodds, who holds the world's record on the indoor mile and was voted No. 1 athlete of 19-il uy the American Athletic Association, will address the youths. Dodds, a theological student in Boston, will join the Chlcagoliind Youth Program on a full-time busts nest January. The Rev. Johnson, ex-lntersclio- lasllc swimming champion and a preacher, speech. give the wind-up j Olhci Slslh Army veterans have seized Dulag, 20 miles south of Tac- lobaiv and It's unotnclally reported llic nlr strip skirling the road Junction of Dulag Is now In our hands. Wciulil (Jain Lnml liases Capture of these two airfields would give GcnciMl MacArlhur's forces buses for land planes (o augment the carrler-tascd Navy ships piiliolllng the nlr over our battle lines. Taclobnn's airport Is said to have several 0000-foot runways, and thus would allord American medium-sized bombers ample room for lukeofts against Formosa, 700 miles awny. General MiicArlluir lias Informed our troops that the Japs they arc mcollnii belong lo Ihe notorious 15th Division. It was this Japanese force thai lorlured and executed Amcrl- ; cnn and Filipino defenders of Ba- tium In llic 'famous "March of Dentil." A Tokyo communlc|uc claimed thu .laps on Ixjyle uro exacting a big toll of American lives, nadlo Tokyo says Jap forces arc, lo use its words, "culling deep" Inlo American buachlwads./Tlio enemy, radio also declares that Jap aircraft sunk one transport In the American in- .vnslun,arnwda. oft Ix>ytc,'>and-di»n-, used six other Inrijc ships, .- - • . However, General MiicArtluir declared our.casualties oii.-Lcylc have been "extremely light." And he sayi; Naval losses have been confined lo one transport damaged.. Enemy Outnumbered The Allied leader says (.here are about 20,000, no more, of the enemy of on Leytc. It was estimated that we have put from 100,000 to 250,000 men ashore. General MncArlhur says enemy resistance Is stiHenlng. However, front report!! indicate the Japs cannot check the American tidal wave of men, gnus and tanks. Carrier planes from the American Third nhd Seventh Fleets are continuing their great bombardment of enemy bases and- shipping throughout the Philippines. Enemy broadcasts. say Rangoon, the capita! of Durum, was one of the largels, and other blows were struck at Ccram Island in the Mo- luccas. But the biggest aerial blow Is one Tokyo says American planes aimed at Davao, on the southeast const of Mindanao. Tlie enemy says ground installations at the Jap sea and air base In the southern Philippines were lilt. •The foicc of these land, sea and air blows nt the stolen Jap empire can be guessed In the light of broad- caste made to the people of Japan by Emperor Hlrohlto and Jap Premier Kolso. The Mikado warns his people that "the war situation for Japan is becoming more pressing dally." Ills words are echoed in the somber announcement by Premier Kol- so. The war lord says, "In the matter of numerical superiority of weapons, the enemy probably now surpasses us several fold." Economist Joins University Staff At Fayetteville FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Oct. 21.— Joel F. Hambrec, economist, has joined the staff of the Bureau ot University Research of the University of Arkansas^ it was announced today by Dr. A. M. Harding, president. ' •'•' Hnmbrcc has had wide experience as an economist, including seven years with the division of cotlon marketing of the United Stales Department of Agriculture, flve years as economic analyst for the Commodity Exchange Administration, and two years with the division ot farm and ranch economics of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Stations. Hambree is a native of Petty.' Texas, and holds the degrees of bachelor of science, and master of science from Texas A. and M. College. He also has done considerable work toward Ihe Ph. D. degree. Storm Survivors Land KEY- WEST, Pla,, Oct. 21. (VJPi Johnson talks the leen-agcrs' language, or as he says, "I'm right down ,,™., , „„.. ... ^. , their alley." He tells them to "come —Thirty-two men missing off the lo grips with Ihls thing* and to, Florida coa,st since the severe hur- "talk it over man to man.' He, ricane have landed in the Key West doesn't "have any truck with this|port, a battered,crew but. no cns- lMlCCtt_fj-mHl*(V,n*" Illnllinr, nUrt'nv.l r1*)<4 ' ' ' ' pussy-footing stuff." nailies aboard ship.

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