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Svbtcnbtn Who Fail To Receive Then Paper By 6 P. M. May Telephone 2573 Before 6;30 P. At And It Will Be.Detfrerwf BtYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NnnTHEAflT AUIMWBAO ixir. ™, ...... ••-* W ,? K«/ VOL. XLI—NO. 186 Blytheville DaUy New» Blythevlll« Herald Blytnevillt Courier Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI m.YTHEVILLR. ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, OCTOBKK 2-\ 19-1.1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BRITISH CUT AT GERMAN ESCAPE ROUTE * Roosevelt Will Make Campaign Talk In Chicago . Date Not Announced, i But Many Believe It Will Be On Saturday WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (U.P.)— President Roosevelt today put another check on his campaign calendar. THe White House announced that he will make a campaign speech in Chicago. The date has not been given officially, but observers believe it \vlll be,next Saturday as ?i 'Democratic rally is already scheduled f'6r s then. White House Secretary Stephen Early said 'the President will start work today on bath thc Chicago speech and the talk he will deliver Friday niglit in Philadelphia. Tlic Chief Executive already has scheduled a speech on Nov. 4 in Boston. And Democratic sources indicate he also will speak sometime soon In Cleveland and Detroit. ; Harriman To Report Mr. Roosevelt was to have only one caller today, W. Averell Ilarrl- rn'an, our ambassador to Russia. Harriman flew to Washington with reports on the recent Churchill- Stalin conference. Meanwhile the First Lady has made a few comments On the tion' after meeting with the ;press today. Mrs. Roosevelt said : >. the. fourth' term is less of an V Issue this year' than the third terrri/yas four years - ago. The . vital' Issues thjs year/she says are all tigditpr Bcther. .They are, how t.o provide jobs after the \yar, winning the war ,ancT ftulldlng foundations., J^jy. ^)\B, •peace.'•"•' ' '•'' •-'•-,*••'* .'-• Mrs; Roosevelt said slic thought her husband's -foui'-hour open .car toilr-'of -New-YorK .City last weekend did him good. 'She said he,suffered, no 111 effects from the trip, and was stimulated by his ronlact with • real crowds. Says Ball'Helped F. D. R. :The- President's running 'mate, Senator Harry Truman, said today in Madison, Wis., that there is no doubt that Senator Ball's endorsement of .-President Roosevelt has strengthened Democratic election prospects in Minnesota. : In ^the Republican campaign,' both major candidates are traveling. Governor Dewey was due to arrive in Minneapolis today to de- liver'a major speech on foreign policy. The talk will be broadcast by:the.Natlonal Broadcasting Company and the Blue Network at 9:30 'p. ni. (CWT). Dewey changed his plans to give a; farm talk in Minneapolis after President Roosevelt's speech in New YOrk. Incidentally Dewey's speech tonight will be given in the state of : Senator Ball, the Republican who seconded Dewey's nomination fri Chicago and then came out in support of President Roosevelt. Mentions "Neglected Man" Dewey's running mate, Governor Bricker charged today in Colorado that the present-day counterpart of the "forgotten man" Is the "neglected man.'' The neglected man, says Bricker, Is "the great middle class who work for a salary or for an uncertain Income." Bricker adds: "What's happened to him is one of the most tragic developments of our times. He has been outraged by government extravagances, dictation and double- talk of the New Deal. Moreover, lie has been squeezed between the irresistable forces of arbitrary price controls, wage control and labor control." Five Buildings Are Destroyed As 5/2,000 Fire Hits Yarbro; Other Structures Endangered Fire which destroyed five .buildings at Yarbro mid seriously threatened most of the community yesterday afternoon, resulted in loss of property totalling nt least $12 000 ^_^ ' ... .-,... Stand Against Russian * War Fund Drive Is Progressing Many Communities Already'Over Top' With Contributions With nil reports not in, Mississippi County is "making progress" in Its National War Fund Drive but many more contributions will have lo be made if thc county secures Its quota of $28,000,-it was pointed out today. North Mississippi County needs also to raise an extra $2000 to erase the debt made last year when it ; failed to make its quota. The coun- |ty, as a whole, was only $1000 short ! last year as South Mississippi Conn• ty exceeded Its quota by $1000.' - It. is hoped to complete the drive by end of the week with the na' tional drive to be concluded Nov. 4, it was announced by U. S. Branson : and A. W. Young of Osceola, chalr- . men of the two districts iu the '•'\( county. First community to turn in its quota -was Whistteville. Chairman there is Mrs. Paul Seltlemlre, wife of the late Captain Settlemire kllii- ed In action wljile leading a company in his fourth invasion and re- * Flames, originating nt 3 o'clock by explosion of a kerosene stove In the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. 13. Vincent, destroyed that house owned by th c Hill family; the build- Ing occupied by Mrs. Ollie Bailey as a cafe and apartment; a store building owned by Robert Thompson of (he Navy and occupied as a residence by Mr. ami Mrs. Nolen Langley and family; a dwelling owned by J. H. Mnnlcy of Her- mandale, Mo., and rented to Mr. and Mrs. George Ingram; a seed house owned by Valley Field Gin Company. , Other Damage Done Damaged was the MMllins store which escaped with n ilnmngerl roof and a number of windows broken, and a house of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pentecost escajxici although thc heat melted thc tar roofing of thc residence located across the railroad tracks on the easl. No one was Injured, despite frenzied efforts to remove contents of the buildings burned and of those endangered as volunteer workors used water from Matthews and Valley .Field gins, tile Dlytheville lire department's trucks and two trucks of Blytheville Army Air Field's fire department. •Because Ihe community of Ynrbro four miles north of Blytheville, has no water system', workers confined (heir efforts to saving the buildings adjacent to those already burning when they arrived but'much household goods also was removed from the burning buildings. A small amount of furniture in the Vincent --house was saved al- cipient oJ many high awards. 'tteachville is "over the. top" with though the tire spread-rapidly after ,Jl042jand;expected.t6 l get apprpxi-." st , (> !''in.g. In trje kitchen^^, n}ately-?abo : for its'contribution "to" , : 'C.-ife Equipment Ix>st. ; • •• agencies contributing to the war ef- for !--'. Mrs. Frahk^ Noe, leader..in ; the Rocky community, reported $H3'do- nated in that smell, farming section. . ' : • ! Ekron community gave 102 per cent of its quota with $51 turned in by the chairman,; Mrs O.'R. Red- lord;' " '.,' ' "'. ' Personnel of Bi'ythevllle Army Air Field, [?1300, $2000 and are seeking another $1000 to make this year's $1500 quota 200 per cent for the best report made. With a .slogan of"."A Day's Pay on Pay Day" soliders stationed there have set a striking example for the entire country, it y/as point- ed.out today by Mr. Branson. Lieutenant Turner is in charge of this project: --•"-•-• .- - - ' Blytheville now Mas 58 'per cent of Its city quota arid .Osceola hns reported 50 per cent paid. Luxora lias not yet turned in a report. Milligan Ridge lias leported 75 per cent of Its quota paid wltn. $301 conlributed. Ncrth Mississippi County has received a lotal of $9536.65 and SJltln Mississippi County, $13,342.65 to- v;:i!d the $30,000 sought. Dell Gunner, Long Missing t Reported Dead Staff Sergt..Bill Gllmer, 22-year- old Dell resident, was killed in action Sept. 27, 1943, over Northwest Germany, the War Department has informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Gilmer, now of Homersvllle, Mo. Reported missing in action a year ago, the message telling of his death at that time was received yesterday. When killed he was on his 10th mission as a tall gunner of a. Plying Fortress from England. • He was sent overseas in July, 1843 after having entered the Army Air Corps In December, 1942, and having undergone training at Denver and Casper, Wyo. Reared near Dell, where liIs par- cuts formerly lived,, he made his home with a slstci,- Mrs. Braxtbn Glli nntl family before'cnlcvlnti Iho seivice. Cotton Awaits Unloading Here Parked Trucks Line Streets As Compress . Begins Huge Task With 2.183 bales of cotton piled en 66 truck trailers awaiting their turn to be received at Federal Compress this morning, the trucks were parked from the 1000 block of West Ash street to Broadway, and North to Walnut street from thc compress located two blocks south of Ash street, for thc largest amount of 'cotton ever awaiting unloading at the compress in its more than 25 years existence. Tlie parade of cotton, worth approximately a quarter of a million dollars, began forming yesterday morning at 9:30 i.o'clock but the plant no longer receives truck cotton on Saturday, Sunday or Monday because of Insufficient help, so acceptance started this morning. When the last truck would be unloaded, prior to storage and compressing when labor is available, was not estimated by W. F. Mc- Danfel, manager, but it wns probable mor e trucks would be added to the line before all are checked In. This morning when employes received count of th e cotton awaiting unloading, HO.OOO bales already were on hand at the compress. N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. ana 2118. ana 2175 2172 2177 2179 2115 2179 • 2175 2149' 2159 2148'.:BI58.'.214S 2079 : 2094 ' 2070 2090 -2017 21<!4 2172 2163 2169 2163 •/'All" of the'equipment in the cafe operated' by Mrs. Bailey burned but household gootis In rear of the building'was saved as these were removed: be tore' the flames reached back of'the bu'iidlrig. Household' goods owned by tlic Langley ; family were removed from the store building adjoining the railroad tracks. , ' ' , Mist of'the',contents of "the Ingram home were saved but much was damaged-in removal from the house. Cotton .seed In (lie seed liotise burned but the fire was slopped there before it spread to the larger seed house and gin proper. -, Seed'in this building, formerly used .as a residential garage, was valued at approximately $2000. ..Work of:the firemen from Blytheville and air'base, along with that, of volunteers', was credited with saving th c Mullins store land Valley Flclj Gin and perhaps the several. other remaining buildings on that "side of the tracks. Captain Crook Will Address Class At BAAF Capt. James A. dook, Blytheville bombardier who won widespread publicity as member of the famous Jolly Roger unit, will address the large class of civilian pilots who will receive their wings and be appointed flight' officers In the Army Air Corps upon graduation Thursday morning at Blytheville Army Air Field, ' it was announced today by Col. Kurt M. Landon, commanding officer. Home on leave after many months or conibal flying in the Southwest Pacific, Captain Crook is guest of his mother, Mrs. J. E. Crook, and family. Colonel Landon will present thc wings at the program, beginning at 9 a.m. This class, huight here for tlic past five weeks, Includes both members of the Air- Transport Troops group and Air Transport Command group, who will be sent to Memphis from where they will be assigned to ny both "men and supplies to many parts of the world. , All members are former instructors In pre-flight schools recently closed by the government after a surplus of fliers wcro trained. Another class, the seventh to be trained here, is expected to begin classes at an early date. American Tanks Land On Samar, British Report Island Near Loyte; 3000 Japs Already Killed In Invasion Hy llnlleil I're.sii nomul-iibaut reports to<lny said the Americans have invaded nil- other major Island in the Philippines. The British radio said American tanks were going ashore on Samnr, Just north of Loytc gulf and separated from Leyfc island by n narrow channel. Earlier, II was rcvcnled that General MacArlhur's men also occupied three small Islands off the coast of Leyte before the nialii landings. On Lcylc il.sclf, doughboys now have deepened the beachhead to a minimum of seven miles on a front of nearly 25 miles, and MacArlhur's headquarters hove announced that more than 3000 Japs have been killed on Leyte, preventing any effective Japanese counter-attacks. Enemy Pushed Back Lieutenant General Walter Krue- gcr, commanding gcncrn) of the American sixth Army, said effective Japanese ground reaction Is becoming less and less feasible as the Americans drive the enemy back into the rice puddles and 1)111 country. Krucgcr also revealed'tfitit American troops are killing Ihc Japanese at a ration of more lift n 10 to/! one, and'said few Japanese prlsofie'rs have been taken. On tllnt basis, American fatalltes apparently ha v c been'less than 300. \ United Press- corrosjiondcntRalph Teatsorth 'has sent back n, story o( Japanese atrocities'on Leyte \vhlfei. parallel the famous march of death of Bnlaan. Tcatspi'th said four guerrlljii officers charged thai Japanese oppressors _ burned Filipinos alive in their homes nfter looting their belongings and stealing their food and animals. That the Japanese left the Filipinos tied In the sun, without food or water, until they were dead or nearly dead, and th'ht they- hnnged Filipinos and In some cases administered the water treatment, pouring water into their mouths and noses. Guerrillas Aided Invasion The guerrillas have been fighting the Japanese for two years. They were part of an organized army of 4000 who aider) In preparing for the Leyte landings. The first word picture of Manila as it Is today comes from United Press Correspondent Frank Hewlett, now on Lcylc. Hewlett was in charge of th e United Press Manila bureau at the time of Pearl Jlnr- bor and escaped from Baliian just before MacArthur. In an interview with two Manila residents now at Leyte, Hewlett heard of a serious food shortage In Manila due to Japanese plundering, of a wild Inflation which sent prices sky-high, and of starvation wages. In niiemy reports of the Philippines battle, the Germans say Jnp- anes 0 air forces have opened an atlack air'nln.st the Amerlcnn Invasion fleet whose location wns not immediately disclosed.' And the Japanese report an Amerlcnn bombing raid on the Manila airfields by 22 carrier planes. 'Hie Japs also report that Liberator bombers have carried out a daylight atlack on the Kurile islands in tlic North Pacific. Bio's For Construction Of Bridge To Be Opened MEMPHIS, Oct. 24 (UP)-Contract bids for construction of the new four-lane Mississippi river bridge will be opened in Memphis during ihe second week of Decciri- Ber. Tills announcement came from t. H. Crump- of Memphis, cliair- man of the Memphis-Arkansas •Bridge Commission. Crump said Ihc olds also will' be opened In JJtlie "pck bul no date lias been set. Mrs. E. M. Sales, Manila Resident, Dies Last Night MANILA, Ark,, Oct. 24 — Mrs. Evelyn Mac Sales, wife of Olan Sales, died last night at Robinson's Clinic where she ' underwent an operation Saturday. She was 34. In 111 health several months, the family returned three weeks ngo from Benton Harbor, Mich., where they recently made their home. Born in Oxford, Miss., Mrs. Sales came to Manila in 1925. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete this afternoon pending arrival of relatives, but services v,ill be held at Manila Baptist Church by the Rev. c. J. Rushing, pastor. She also Is survived by her mo- Iher, Mrs. Kate Denow of Dell; five sisters, Mrs. Clara Allen, Mrs. Viola Glllespie, Mrs. Etta Fay Glaze, Miss VVIIma Gatlln and Miss Betty Gatlin, all of Benlou Hartor, and two brothers, T J. Gatlin and Coleman Gatlin, both of Benton Harbor. Howard Funeral Home Is in charge. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS | East Prussia Ancient Cradle Of Militarism By JAMES IIMSI'KK United 1'ress Stuff Writer The Gcrniuii inllllitrlsm which kept Europe In hot wulcr (or centuries is ending where 11 begun, In Hast Prussia. Soviet armies, now Ihc province from the Reich, aren't likely lo [jive It back. Time and again, Moscow has proposed thnl Ensl Prussia be handed to Poland to compensate for the loss of « belt of eastern territory coveted by Ruu>l.\. And, It looks as (hough Moscow will hnve,ll.s iwiy; Germany probably is seeing the lust of its province. Prussia probably will be partitioned In favor of Po- laiul, a land which it helped to partition mil of existence in the Ifltli century. Thus, a band of stocky ex - peasants Is defeating the cream of the Junkers military aristocracy, defeating them on their home field, In Iho land where .'«hi("i MM-I- — Ihe arrogant mllltarlsls trace their ancestry back' to the Teutonic ktiiglits. '; ''. Hurricanes arc said .to breed In a small corner of the Atlnnllc. And; in a like manner, the military storms that periodically swept Europe usually mtide up i In the tiny corner of the continent called Kiist Prussia. There, Ihe House of llolien- zollern founded Hit 1 . Prussian .mon 1 archy and. Frederick the First be- came-Ihc'' first, king of Prussia lii 1701. ' V •" : '""' " '''"• ' : I-'outuIatlnn of IVrlmrmcnt His descendant, Frederick' William of Brandenburg',' established the Prussian military which Is the ancestor of the WclnimiclH. Aiid his great-grandson, Frcdoi-Jfk the Great, used .that army ns an,Instrument of power. With It, be,(,0(jk Silesia from Austria In 1742, pfeclplt'atcO the Sevijn Years War 12 years Inter and helped himself to. a chunk of Poland In 1772. Napoleon put Prussia In I Us place In 1800. But U soon hit the comeback trail under a smart diplomat named Baron Stein. Hew life wns pumped Into the Prussian army by a couple of militarists named Von Scharnhorst and Von Gnelscnau. Then came Bismarck, under whose ; Iron diplomacy Prussia liccamc Ilia Header of the German slates. The Third Napoleon wns whipped In tlic ' 1870 Franco-Prussian war, leaving 'the HohenzoHcrns masters of a rio- , main stretching from Poland to ' Prance. Furnished l-eailership The four remaining German slates, Baden, Bavaria, Wurlcm- bcrg and Hesse, Joined the North German confederation. And. from that union, the German empire was born In 1871. Pru&sln usually furnished the political leadership, and always the mllllai-y leadership. Now Russia finally Is succeeding In Invading Bust Prussia in Its second attempt. In 1015, Czarlst armies drove triumphantly to Tan- nenbcrg. A prize of $100,000 wns offered to the first Russian to set foot In Berlin, But, In n four-day battle, the C^crmans annihilated one invading army and herded the other back across the border, itus- sla never gol over Ihc dcfenl and finally dropped out of the war with seven million casualties and a war debt of 18 billion dollars. Now Soviet Russia is succeeding where Czarlst Russia failed. Two months ago, the Third White Russian Army rolled lo the border of East Prussia. There it paused while other forces on its wings cleared the Baltics and shoved the Polish front forward to protect its flanks. Germany also prepared. Some 500.000 people were evacuated from a 4000- square- mile bell along the frontier. Tens of thousands of civilians, including 5000 Hitler youth, frantically threw up fortifications. lint when the blow fell It ate through those defenses like fire through tissue paper. East Prussia twice the stec of New Jersey, contains only 27 per cent of Germany's population. But' it may well become the eastern terminus of Russia's road lo Berlin. The western frontier of the province lies only 230 nir mjjcs from the capital and Is linked with It by two double-tracked rail lines. Thus, Russia has Invaded Germany exactly three years to the month after Hitler said: The enemy is already broken and never will rise again." Makes Personal Visit To Front, Moscow Reveals Russian Offensive Described By Nazis As Greatest Evpr MOSCOW, Qol. 21. (urn — Moscow reports todny snWAclulf Hitler himself has bocn ill thc East Prussian front lo exhort his .soldiers' lo hold, the Russians at all cost.- ' United Press War Correspondent Henry Shapiro said both Hitler and Hlininle'r niude thn Irip In rccoiil cluys, .•','• The 'Gorman Trans-Ocean News wKcncy described the" battle of Knst .Prussia us Iho Krcwtesl [ought on the oiDilcrn front. German reports snlil Ihe Red Army'ls;pourlri|; u'n- l>reco(lcntcd masses of'men und iir- wr lulu the swelling brittle. Nn/.h Ailmil Failure. Nnv.l reports say fmnkly' tliat the est German clTcn,i ,lin.v tailed lo IH-cvcnl . a major - Soviet breakthrough, and one entmiy source said the Russians are 37 miles- Inside the province, . . ' : Soviet nipoitrdoscrlboithc buttle Minions u desert In'. \vhlch' villages and lowlis linvcibcoii-pulverized liy a crushing Russlim airland artillery bombardment, VlHuilhV'Vm civilians either hnve been evacuated or have fled tha'nvca.'- : > i •' •' \\ - : Far to the 'north dlH6V Russian forces stand poised for an-Invasion of Norway.'. Howdycr,'unconfirmed reports from''Stockholmllml Brlt- Isli troops 'have- famlccl In' Norwaj arc declared lq-hryvc'I>e'ert "yrojin. t'rir 'to^tlie; south, otlieK Russian troops are'sUrglng 'iliTiier 1 Into Hungary. Riidlo Algiers/says ilia iy\u«J (rlnn-Hungiiry-.; ...bo'rtler,., has' 1I Yxicm closed.- bccauso-'inVlhni jrnplcl ftd> vance. And I.ilanuiil, lt> a cmhplelqly unconllrincd report,, says l!u'nu<irlan troops, and jlatrlots Inivq , stdrmcc! and occupied Iho govcninien't Vnilld IIIRS In Budapest, Tha'pra-'Nti?,! Premier Francis B/.alsl mid members of his stall aro said lo have been killed : Brutality Ifayenled '.., Mcdnwii'lje, Russlnn 'ritift Yii l goaln> troops marching through • Yugonlu- vl.a hnyc n'ncb.v'erdd another story of Nazi brutality. They cnplurgd a towii Oft miles south dl'ui-lgr'ndc'where they found that the. Germans hiiil slaughtered, 7,000 inhiinjlimln in rc- lirlsal for the killing of 23 Germans' Elsewhere In the Balkans, British ground forces have capturert Lamia In Greece and have pushed 'on norm'of It. The Wwn'lfcs 110 miles north of Athens on the innln highway. . _ . .,,..'Meanwhile, the Greek government Drive To Dutch Junction City In Maneuver To Trap 60,000 Germans In Southwest Holland SUl'KKMi'i AI,Uli!l) IU5ADQUARTKKS, Ocl. 24'(U.P.) —Jkilish troci|iHitoday ucie IjiuTlcmliiiK the rond homo for 00,000 to 70,000 (Joi'iiinn troops .remaining in southwest Holland. , ' . T|ic Second Army lini foiiffhl Its way into the German anuhor hiiaa ol a Uui-loBOliboach, 11 iunctioiv of "nearly all tlic-m.'iin railroads and hltsliwiiya'lendliig oiil'-of the Naxi ;-.!. Chicago Wheat open high low ctose pr.cl. Dec. . 163-11 164'.i lfl.lv* Ifi4'l 163« May . 15914 1COV. ISO'A IGO'i 159K New York Cotton Mar. . 2165 2175 2165 2173 2168 JWay . 2170 2175 2169' 2174 2171 JUly . 2145 2148 2145 -2151 2145 Oct. . 2074 2090 20V«1 2087 2074 Dec. . 2161 21G8 2161 216G 2103 Once Hint'city fill!*, and u BBC reporter siiys its fate may-, be decided today," tlic G.ennuiis will lie'forced to report', to secondary comimmiciillon linos;- This will snag' any imempl..to c.wiiK' and deprive thc enemy, of, Iho.op'pqrlvm- Uy,,to,shut liia, foi'cca quickly to tlircntcned sectors^; ••,i-^. '• ~ " ' ' ' firlllsli 'troops In'souih'wcst'-Hol'- lami -wont over' the V- top-j against 'S-HcrlocenlJosch - at; 2 a:-. hi:-Kathcr than at.da'wn,.as 1 ,iji.customary/By daylight: they were .- through-the outskirts and' had. reached u.canal Late Bulletin s PAHIK. Oct. 1 21 (()!')— Itcr- l(n rrpnrlf i| 'loduy (lull Anirrl- ' etiti' rol'ifnrcciitcnls liiivt niovcil up. Jo Iho; Aachen front (or a ' new. KMnchiul 'iifftmho cx- pec^rd .soiiii. . . tVASHlXflTON, Od. 21 (ill-) -^T.))c':\VhUc' llolisc -tuilny 1111- ' "ilitl'i'Jiiiv- mill I'cstoration 'of lmlic.ri« corpus - proceedings hi ihe Tprrltiiry of'Hun-all. Voting List Made Up For Union Election .O1O HcBloiial ..Director William n.:Hoi)(lcrst>n of;Little.-Rock met wltlv jarni;s, HI1L Jr,, president, and ,qf the Arkansas- employes-to*v6ld Nov. 8 'nnd 0,'Ho lictcrtiiine If they arc' 16 be ic'p- rescrilejd 'by 'the- Utility' Workers Or&Ri)f>,lng .Coninilltec of tiic OlO.' ,.Jriio."' company's:' oppenl 'to the National Labor ReWtloris Bo/ird to allow' : ".eniptoyes'^ ill , t|io Armed fbrces'v^thp p/ivllcgC Of vollng by mail was''.'rc'roncd.'-'bnly those -co\- ployesjrin' /.tlia .drmed' forces pre- ficntlng'^titeni^el^o^ at'tlio polls.on tho.dfly of'.the election will be per- njlttccl.. .lo officially voice their piilnlon, It was'rilled, ' ••• Fire At-Manila .dUseS I To' Warehouse II , ',MANII-A, .Ark.,''Oct. *•, !"i, damaijcd .tlic Tlgcr-Lcylne . . running through' the city proper. Resistancei Moderate ss' was: described blficlal- ly as very-sntlsfnc'lory', while re- stslancc .was said to be only "mod- o.rnto." AS n inriU'cr otfycl, Uiiitor Press 'Wai 1 'Corrqspomient• Ronald Clark, n't tjio'front; saij ihe'bcr- ihuiw apparently were 'preparing to abandon the city. No -iarge number' of enemy'..tanks or antl-alrcraft'ar- llliery hnv'c. b c e'n spotted In'-.tlio-' 'W. ; ' .1 : .'. ' ,'-. . .' ; ; ::',- ;•Oilier coHihins arc closing ' ( [a-.6n the city from nil sides,''A forHialf- ; a-mjlc noi'tli. 'of r a-Herlogdnix)Vch; : mi the road to'Amsterdam, Is mi- der. , attack.: Anqlhor ''coluiiin is threc.riiljcs. east of'tlic town' and still anotlier Is only, about: a milo from It to ttib southwest; •."••:•- l . While llie 'Britlsli:arc.' fighting to trap the .Qernian.i In' sputliwest ; Hollaiul,; ^lic Canndlnm .,'on their'.-' northern ( flaiik have' bottled up'-'a'' lesser .Imbiber of. the Bevcland and jsianqs:,lri' the : Scheldc -' ' l '' ncj-pss th n .oiily escnpe railway aiVd ' hlahway foj-.the'garrisons! • •; Tho .Cniindlnns nl.5p..liftyc ^tlght- en£d thtjr.arc ,arqunj tlie .aerman pqiket.6n';the."south ,bank of the • "Jitjlnry/v-,^^;- '/-. ••;':;>.'• : v .1 .One CanidlBn'coluinn drove from | DrCskens,. acrpsf,the., Eatuary from ! Flushing, halfway ,to- Qrocde, two : miles soutfiivcst.ot* Breskahs'/Anotii- er;.-: stormed 'Fort ?- Pre'de'rljk-Hcn- d!-lk,. ; .n l half : . inllei.northwc.5t of Brcskcns. /Front -dispatches say Breiikens still Is In Canadlali hands despite .reports .that the .Germans hnd-ro-takori.lt.., >,: 1,^ , Kltlcr 'Fifrfit- ati jralzfercs ' To tHe southeast,, the: American Third Army'lins capfurcd three- quarters . of ' 'a i: to>vn Hob'ated five miles north of-Melz.' General Patton's men have beeri sthig'gllng. for thiit. owrij'.' Malz|crcS|v;fqr ,17 , days now. .United.Press.,War,>,Correspon- denl Collle/'Smali says ; the "fight lihs been so bltWr- that -each, pnr- r, bearoorri" or. bath 'capliircri'rcrl- tains minister of war. n«umcs the Job of on when an iin- nt : 0 f flour'and Bomber Crashes At Bradley, Ark. Six Die When Plane From Barksdale Field Plunges To Earth TEXARKANA, Ark., Oct. 24 (UP) —Six men were killed when a IS-2G medium bomber from Barksdale Field crushed near Bradley, Artc., Monday. 'Hie plane, on a routine training flight, passed over a lumber company immediately before the crash. A log sealer said the plane, flying loxv, f.uddenly banked over steeply and plunged out of sight, followed Immediately by a burst of flame nnd a cloud of smoke. Five ot the victims have been Identified by Barksdale Field au- torilles. They nro: • . •• Second Lieut. Arthur E. Anderson, pilot, son of Mrs. Oscar An- cien.on of Wahpcton, N. D. ' ' Corp. W. P. Berardl, cnglncer- gunncr, son of Vllo Berarldl COIVMIH, N. Y. . ' ' Scrgt. V. E. Rcnfroc, radio-gunner, son of Mrs. Amanda Renfroe of Rockrnont, Ga. Corp. Onto J. Clancl, Kill giin- ncr, son of Mrs. Margaret ciaiicl of Clemcnlon, N. J. Second Lieut, Orady, Carter pilot, of Fort Worth, Tex. His \ylfe, Mrs. ^fataltc Carter, lives . In Shreverort, La. J, Loss _ wns. estimated at betwcon • $5CO and $1COO with one corner of tli(, gnlvnnlzcd metal building dani- nijcd allhouBh firemen prevented flnmes from spreading to other I parts of the large storage. i ,lt Is believed a short In electric wiring caused the bloze which 'broke out at 3 o'clock. Hayti Soldier Killed Pfc. Oren R. Justice, son of Har^ rison Justice of Haytl, Mo., has been killed in the European area,' tlic War Department Ims annoiuiccrl; No details were disclosed.... Refuses To Void Absentee Ballots In Perry County I.I'JTLE ROCK, Ocl. 24 (U.P.) — Plilnskl Circuit Judge G. W. Hcn- dricks has refused lo Issue a decree voiding absentee bnllols in the I'erry County Democratic primary for county and circuit clerk. Judge Hendricks, in a mcmorad- dum to lawyers Involved in the action, said: "I refuse to Issue a decree which would disfranchise absentee voters, most of them rol- dicis. who voted In good faith and whose ballots Imvc been challenged on a technicality. .' " ; Hemlrick.s snid that even- If all challenges '-were sustained, riot enough Illegal ^otes' wcro cast in the primary l<3'change the result: The contest was brought.by/ Calvin Black who was defeated for the post ,as clerk by W. E. Jones by 43 votes,. Black contended that some requests for absentee ballots had been marie on post cards instead of letters. And also that the duplicates of several absentee ballots were not signed, • ' . ntiSi-ln Mnlzleres have-had .to fight'almostvfor, every room of every house: v-jt".., .'''.•'.! •'.'•''•' "~ • South; of .'tliexriiipl Army.'(trio American /iSeveiith ",Armv'' under Uc u ten n nt. G eneral',' : . ". Al cxb iidcr Patch lias hamrherca.'out, s/iyill >i\]n5 a'p'alhst stiff resistance'In' tlic i Vosgcs mountains! Gcne'rtl Patch •burled his soldier son yesterday In an American military cemetery 'a tew miles/from" his field headquarters. .;' ' Tlie gdherai and his staff stood at attention through the brief- ceremony for Captain Alexander Patch, the third, who .was killed Sunday In the forests east of 1 L'uiicvillc. As soon as the service was over, the I general went back to the Job of directing the Seventh'Army's fight agnlnst th 0 Gerniaas. ' ' No new major 'action Is reported from the First.Army front,-where thc Americans are driving toward the Ruhr. However, the 10CO'Brit- ish heavy bombers last night hammered Fssen in the Ruhr while other night raiders harassed Berlin. Eight planes fulled to return. Weather. ARKANSAS—Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Not much change In temperature. Minimum temperature here last night was 50 degrees and maximum 3, degrees, accord<ho official .y.-wonther observer. .... Livestock ST. LOUIS, Ocl. 24 (OP)— HORS 9.100 salable -8,500; top 14.70; 150240, lbs. ! 14.70; 120-140 Ibs. 13,2514.25; sows 13.95. Y'.'iV ' : •••"'-"••'> ; ' ! \V ' Cattle 6.950 salable'' 6.500: 'calves 2,500 all salable; cows 6.15-11;. canners ana .cutters 450-6.50; slaughter "steers ' 9-18; slntighter heifers 1.50-17; stocker ahd'-feeder slcei.v 1,25-13. N Y, Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors .* ^ Montgomery Ward N V ce mitral , Socony Vacuum Int Harvester Republic Steel , Studebaker \ Stand ard, of N J Texas Corp It) S Strtl 163 1-2 67 1-2 27 52 5-8 90 7-8 .38 1-3 62 1 2 51 18 3-8 125-8 79 183 8 IS 3 8 55 +5. 57 5 3

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