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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 26, 1944
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Fall To Rcco.Ve Their Paper By 6 P. M. May Telephone 2573 Before 6:30-ff, Ai And H COURIER "HEWS tlWAS'n AY>lf~ AX? a * ei t *m nr-.i.............. . _ *^^**^^r T ^^^^^ VOL. X1,I—NO. 188 Blythevllle Daily New« Blytheville Courier BlythevJlle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AUKAN8A9 AND SOUTHEAST MIS3OUUI BLYT11KV1LLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBIOR SO SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS SMASHED JAP FLEET DASHES FOR COVER German Forces Flee Northward Toward Salonika Large Port Is Last Refuge In Greece For Retreating Enemy ROME, Oct. 26 (U.P.)—Thous- ands of German troops today were fleeing northward toward their last refuge ill Greece, the port of Sal- onika. Greek guerrilla fighters have . freed the key city of Lnrlssa after a 30-mile thrust north from V.oios, and British regulars moved swiftly up through the liberated section to pursue the Nazis toward Sal- onika. And now the British Tommiej are hot on the trail of the retreating German foot-soldiers. In fact, Hie British are reported well north of Larissa and only 90 road miles, from Salonika. And there .seems to be no indication that the Germans will turn and fight' the British onslaught. Far to the north, Soviet reports from East Prussia say the Red Army has punctured the outer de. tenses of a strategic town which might be the rail hub of Inster- burg, although the report didn't name the city. Meanwhile the Germans are pouring great masses of artillcrj into the raging East Prussia battle. And the Navcis are trying desperately to keep their army from throwing in the towel. German prisoners say S-S officers behind the lines armed with tommy guns are • threatening to shoot all stragglers and deserters. Up in barren northern Norway the Red Army .is threatening a ' big German force with the alternative of a starving retreat across the bitter cold wastelands of Norway's northernmost top, or a sui- ;'cldal stand against greatly superior Russian" forces.' : :'•-• A 'cront..i!UB'iuih.,to:'.d!e"..'Sovict press says the Germans left the Norwegian Arctic port of Kirkenes in such,a hurry that they had no time to destroy their stores. With the capture of Kirkenes, the Russians got n full. year's stock of Nazi Lapland army supplies. Parly Leaders Reply To Dewey Wrong Interpretation Placed Upon Letters, Arkansans Declare LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 26. (UP) — The two directors of the Arkansas campaign to raise funds for the national Democratic campaign, Col. H. L. McAlister and Sam J. Watkins, say Presidential Nominee Thomas Dewey placed the wrong reference to mention of -"special privilege" in the One Thousand Club letters sent Your Post war" Air Flivvers? i Postwar model civilian planes sketched above won prizes for their ; designers in national competition, sponsored by National Science- magazine. Top plane won first prize in non-professional class foe now (ele- nning professional design, also for four passengers, by Doiii.ld J Wheeler ol Seattle, Wash. To £ose Burden Of Families Hard Hit By War Casualties By United Preis The Army will seek to ease the war burden ol' American families who have been hard hit by war, casualties Hereafter,', according, to '.an announcement by ' Secretary of .War Stimson, if : there, is "oiily ..oiie-aurviyint' son. in a family which has lost two or more boys, 'that soldier will be (jiver/ jljjties^i charged. ^re,,iiot dangerpus, or will be dis- Stimson say.! the action « taken *in recognition of the sacrifice and . contribution of such families. I Stimson announced today that American casualties In the ivar total 472,000. 'Of those, 106,000 are isted as dead, 248,000 wounded, CO,000 missing, and 57,000 prisoners of war. Hull Praises President Secretary 01 Btate Cordell Hull entered the political campaigns today In a statement praising president Roosevelt's leadership in foreign affairs. The Secretary of State— who is in a naval hospital 'or a physical check-up—said the American people know that the Arkansas campaign out by the committee. The two directors, in an answer to i Dewey's charges in a speech last night that the Democrats were offering "special privilege" to those contributing lo the national fund, said Dewey's interpretation was "entirely foreign to ours." Here is what the two campaign leaders said: "We assume the personal responsibility for the One Thousand Club letter. The interpretation Mr. Dcwey placed on the sentence 'Members of this organization undoubtedly will be granted special privilege and prestige by party leaders' is entirely foreign to ours. The words 'prestige and special privilege' do not mean to us what lias been inferred by him." And Senator John L. McClcllan has this to say in answer to Dewey: "Ask Mr. Dcwey about the 'special privileges' his party accorded the Puglis of Pennsylvania, the Mcllons and others. They know what 'special privilege' means." The letter, sent out to Arkansas businessmen by the Arkansas Campaign Committee, asks $1000 contributions to the national fund. The Arkansas One Thousand. Club has been allocated 25 of the 1000 memberships at $1000 each. The section of the letter to which Dewey referred reads: "Members of this organization undoubtedly will be granted special privilege and prestige by party leaders. These members will be called Into conference from time to time to discuss matters of national Importance and to assist in the formulation of administration policies." Weather ARKANSAS—Pair this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Cooler tonight. Light scattered frost In north east I supreme issue affecting the future of the country is whether we and other free peoples will have the skill and leadership to build a lasting peace. H e warned than another war will be invited unless the leadership is provided. Said Hull — "President Roosevelt is a statesman equipped by nature and by experience to meet these problems as few statesmen have been ermtpped throughout our history." But another cabinet member has refused to commit himself on the presidential race. Secretary of War Stimson— a Republican— lias declined to say which way he will vote and extreme night. north jxirtions to- Maxlmum temperature here yesterday was 87 degrees and minimum, 44 degrees, according to the official weather observer. igamy Charges Are Filed Here Leachville Man Free Under Bond; Woman Held In Jail Here Charged with bigamy, a. A. Cowgill, 50, of Leachville, Is free,,,,. „„„„,, under bond and Mrs. Luln Grimes ' improbable Nazis Announce Allied Assault On Dutch Island Say Sea-Borne Units Attempting To Land Near Schelde Estuary LONDON, Oct. 20. (UP)-Rndlo Berlin reported today that Allied amphibious forces were trying to land above the Schelde estuary. The Nnzl broadcast, not yet confirmed, suld sea-borne troops were attempting to seize Wnlchcrcn Is- )nnd, from which Gernvui guns have played n big pad In preventing the Allies from using the port of Antwerp. Inland, a British-Canadian offensive has forced an estimated 50,000 Germans to rctrcut along a 100- mile front. . ; • Field Marshal Montgomery's Scots and Tommies were hammer- Ing the Nn/ls into a shrinking pocket below the lower Mouse river In si push which sometimes 1ms averaged four miles mi hour over the Dutch flatlands. Flfihl For llrlilces Front dispatches call the enemy resistance spotty and weak except iilnnt There" Late Bulletins LONDON, Oft. -IS (111')—More Ihun im l/nlti.,1 SUU'S FlyliiK l-'oj.lrc.ssrs itiul LlUcnitoru, escort- oil by 6iO MusdniB anil Tlmmtrr- Iwlt- flslilcis allikrkeil hulusliliil iurgcts In itlflffcld, Mumlfr itiul Ihumovrr lodny. MOSCOW, Orl, 2S (III 1 )-. The Mplim- of Miiukurs, Om-hcisln- v;\kln, was announced today by Inset Slullu In an imlor lit (ti« •lay. Miiiikurs Is 80 miles north- cisl ,jf Dcbcroln ] n Hungary. Klitg Haakoii at Nornny Imiml- wsl to Iho iicnjilc of Ills occupied homeland imluy. He salil tli«lr lll.cnifloii Inis begun wllh the arrival of Itussbn forces In northern Norway. He iK-i-lmtrt Nor- wi' Iroojis will alii Iliu Soviet Army aiiiiinsl lh« Gorhmns. Are Sent Down, 3 Probably Sunk, 1 on the northeastern anchor of the / The luunrnlorv k ".periled German pocket around ' cm "«> ° ect ; q ? e , I1> ' Sl " Cld0 -I™" Coc " ™* c . S. troops wore J'ork already started on the one Laboratory For Seed and Soil Planned Here I Dlytlievlllc In lo have a new bus- lines*. A laboratory for analyzing .cotton sccrt, grains of all kinds and „ ,,„,„ ... , ... „ , . . soil Is lo be established by Frank V" " ' , , I " l1 " tll " 11 '~ 4h ' ! Woodson nnd E. H. Tcncnt of Mem- Unll( ' (1 E>«>lcs of America wns sud- phts as n branch of nn exleiislve llc " ly " ntl ''ollbcriitely attacked by '• ' •• -v dm empire of Jnpnn. Alwiiya wo will c located ' rcmul » lK -'i' tho .cliiirnctcr of the on- TODAY'S WAlt ANALYSIS j j Another Fight May Be Final For Jap Fleet By JAMES ItAKl'EK United Vnaa Staff Writer Th« debt of Pcurl Harbor has been paid with IntDi't'sl. Ncnrly three years ago, n grim snld wllli miner "YL'slerdny, Doccniber 7th, 18-11— righting desperately lo hold open bridges across the Mouse. Elsewhere on the 400-mile front, the Allied advance Into Germany has slowed down to positional warfare with occasional patrol skirmishes. But Allied bombers are over western and northwestern Germany, approaching wick area. the Himover-BriuiE- In Italy. Ihe British Eighth Army has rolled back the left flank, of the German line, before Bologna. The drive has pushed five miles through weakening resistance. On the American Piflh front, however, the Nazis arc fighting fiercely. • , . This kind'of fanatical.resistance is just whnl two top American ncwo> men predict may drag the war Into' next year. May Slull Allies J United Press President Hugh Ball- He and Vice President Vlrgir Pinkley, both just back from extensive tours of lhc front, agree that this house-to-house, yard-by-yard resistance shown at Aachen nnd now at Bologna may stall the Allies through the, winter. That, Is, - of course, unless a social or political revolution rips Germany's fighting machine apart from inside the Reich. • . .' . And reports from "black-widow" pilots indicate that just such a re- , ]x ,,„,„,-. volt may be happening, although It's Alumlnnni he wildest kind of hope nnd very.±±, U " story brick building. A chemist 'will be l» ehnrge of lhc Ulythevlllc laboratory, to be operated similarly lo Die 'branch establishment at Cairo, 111., also owned by the. Memphis firm. To lie known us Woodson-Ten- ent Lnunrntory, the business Is be- hig established so as to be closer to the source of supplies, It wns aimounccd. , ', Numerous businesses will he served ' by this analytical chemical Mnnt because of the various plants here riuc lo the products In this section, It wns -pointed out. •.. The building, to resemble a stoic structure, will be modem In de-sign :thc laboratory .dcpnrlmchl In '" " ' ' " slnughl mjnlnsl us. . . wo will i W l th the Inevitable triumph." As he spoke, 19 Amcrlcnn ships lay on tho Bauxite Strike Hearing Slated Issye Over Seniority Will Be Discussed Before Committee BAUXITE, Ark., Oct. -20. (UPI Six hundred mid 60 workers nt the Thcsc pllols "Port seeing street . 32, of Lake City, is in the county jail here. Married in Blytheville Sept. 20 German cities even" as" ihcy'fiew by Justice of Peace B. A. Akin,'over them in raid sweeps They also obtaining a marriage license saw flashes resembling smnll arms here, it is charged the woman wns married, at that time, to another man with whom she lived near Lake City and that the second liusbnnd knew of this union. Tlie man and woman were arrested in Lake City, after information had been filed at Jonesboro, and returned to BIytheviUe because of the alleged crime hav- In the coming election. He says he'll ias i)een committed in Mississippi keep quiet because the Army should County. "" ' " Prosecuting attorney Marcus Pietz of Jonesboro said that Cowgill was neighbor of the Hayncs couple recently. If they plead guilty, they will be sentenced at the one-day term of Circuit Court here Tuesday. If they enter pleas of not guilty they will not be Iried until the April term as no jury cases will be heard, due to Inability to secure jurors. be absolutely free from any suspi don of political influence. Bricker Talks In Oklahoma As for the campaign itself: Governor Bricker, the GOP candidate for vice president, charged today that the New Deal over-taxed business and set employer and em- ploye against one another. | In a speech at Shawnce, Okla.. Bricker said industrial expansion is necessary for postwar jobs and production. This expansion, he explained, calls for risks, and industry, ho said, must have profits before it can take risks. The Ohio governor charges that the New Deal ignores this by discouraging profits through their tax system. Brickers Democratic counterpart —Senator Harry Truman — today denounced a report that, he was once a member of the? Ku Klux Klan as "a lie out of whole cloth." The man whose footsteps Truman may follow—Henry Wallace — hns arrived in Michigan to open a 3-day campaign In behalf of Mr. Roosevelt. On the other side of lhc political picture, GOP chRlrnmn Herbert Browncll has demanded that lhc Democrats reveal the names of the state directors of the "1- Thousand" club described by Governor Dewey in Chicago last night. And Brownell went on to ask for the return of the thousand dollar donations collected for what Dewey called "special privileges". Explains Rent Control Members of the Blythevllle Rotary Club, meeting today noon at Hotel Noble, heard a talk by C. A. Cunningham, OPA Rent Control Director, who spoke lo the group on rent control. Dr. R. E. Nnylor of Enid, Okla., Gene Spearman of'Alexandria, Ut>., and Walter Heard of Malvern, Ark., were guests at the luncheon. Reeds Hoye Four Sons Now Wearing Uniform four of the five, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reed of Half Moon Community, are in the service of Iheir country. Two are with the Army in New Guinea, Sergt. Jack Reed and Pvt. Clyde Reed, while with the Army also is Sergt. Cleo Reed of Fort Bcnntng, Ga. The Navy man is John Reed, sla- Jioned at San Diego, Calif.'. . Roof Of Gin Damaged Roof of the U. D. Hughes Gin on South Broadway was slightly damaged at 11:20 a.m. today by fire. A spark or small amount of fire apparently was blown up on the roof to cause the blaze, soon extinguished by the city firemen. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 26 (UP)—Hogs receipts 8,100 head with 7,500 salable. Top price $14.70. 150-240 pounds 14.10. 120-liO pounds $13.25. 14.25 sows $13.95. Cattle receipts 6,700 head with 4,500 salable Calves 2,500 all salable. Cows 7,00-11,00; carmers and cutters 5.00-6.75. slaughter steers 0.00-18.00; slaughter heifers 7.5017,00; slacker and feeder steers 7.25- firc, indicating street fighting ...... going on. But that was between October 11th and 18th. Since then the German cities have been blacked cut as always. High Churchman Dies In England Dr. William Temple, 96th Archbishop Of Canterbury, Victim LONDON, Oct. 26 (UP)— The SCth Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. William Temple, died suddenly this morning of a heart attack. The Archbishop died in a hotel near the seaside resort of Margate, where he and his wife Imd been staying for the past month. The 63-year-old churchman h,i<i been suffering from gout for several weeV.s. His doctors ordered him lo ted late in September and Inter it was announced that he hnrt cancelled nil engagements until the end of November of mi infection. However, there had teen no Indication that his illness had taken a serious turn until his sudden death was announced this morning. Dr. Temple was enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury, a post once held by his father, In April of 1942. since that time, he has become noted In England for Ills liberal, nnd sometimes radical, views. The cheery, rotund doctor heirt strong convictions on Ihe need for soda! betterment in post-war Britain. And the restless energy with which lie expressed these convictions gave him a unique place of prominence In the British nation. Dr. Temple felt strongly on the question of Anglo-American friendship. HO repeatedly reminded the Brllish people that the United States was a different nation from Britain, and not just a modification of the English nation. Chicago Rye open high low close Dec. . lin-X, U3)t HIS lllii H3X May . Ul-% 11114 109W 109!i U .inny of America's Republic Mining nnd Manufacturing Company nt Bauxite were still out on strike this morning. Operations at the big plant were halted when the employes, nil members of lhc ClO-afflliatcd Steel Workers Union, fnlled to report to work Wednesday morning. Union of- ficlnls refer lo lhc wnlk-oiil ri.i n "work stoppage." A staff representative of the United Steel Workers ol America, Lee Tucker, snid notice wns served on company officials yesterday morn- Ing after the workers fnlled lo report. And he said the stoppage resulted from n dispute between workers and the management over seniority rights. Tucker said a hearing on the grievance is scheduled to be held nt Pittsburgh belore n committee of the United Steel Workers of America either Friday or Saturday. ' Regional CIO representative William R. Henderson snld the management has shown "some partiality" In promoting a worker in the machine shop ahead of another who had seniority He said the grievance committee notified the management when the dispute began several weeks ago and the company failed to act. N. 0. Cotton Mar. .. 2184 May .. 2190 July .. 2171 Oct. 2009 2187 2179 2170 2188 2190 2179 217B 2189 2171 21C2 2162 2170 Dec. .. 2175 2099 2087 2177 2170 2087 21G7 2100 2170 New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. .. 2097 Dec. ,. 2173 2180 2183 2182 2184 2164 2167 2097 2174 2173 2175 2158 2084 2163 2173 2175 2158 2082 2163 2183 2185 21GB 2099 2174 N. Y. Stocks A T & T 163 5-8 Amer Tobacco 673-4 Anaconda Copper 263-4 Beth Steel 62 1-2 Chrysler 891-2 Coca Cola 1351-2 Gen Electric 38 1-2 Gen Motors 013-8 Montgomery Ward 51' N Y Central 17 7-8 Int Harvcslcr 77 1-f North Am Aviation 11 l-f Republic Steel 18 1-2 Socony Vacuum 12 1-: Studcbaker 17 7-8 Standard of N J 54 3-4 Texas Corp 45 1-: U S Steel 57 or woro bottom crippled. Y c s t c r d n y a gleeful President said with Joy hi Ills voice: The Jnp- ancsc navy In the Plilipphio arc a I ins been defeated, seriously damaged and routed by the United States Navy In that:aren." As he spoke, : 30 Japanese, ships liiy ' on Iho bottom or . *»»<"< Great Sea-Air Battle May Be Continuing As Ho/sey Chases Enemy From Philippine Waters . PACIFIC KUiiUT HtiADQUAKTKRS, I'eurl Httrbor, Oct! 2(> (U.P.)~Jii|)!ii)'.s broken unvy is limping desperately uwny from the Philippines, hounded «l every ttirn by a iniimpruuil AmoHcim fleet. . • ..A late .report fronv tho Philippines today said thero are definite indications that the great battle may be continuing Unit Japans ship losses may spurt even higher. Already, they're.high enough to make the battle, in the wonla of General MacArlhur, "the enemy's most crushing (iofeal ol the war," Japanese losses now stand at nine enemy » hips sunk, three probably sunk and 18 damaged, M in all. Here is the latest box score, which piobably is changing even now: Nina shli* bunk — one unUleMilp, two alicrnft canleis, four crulsoik and at least two <lc- idoycis The Japs iidmlt the loss of the battleship,- and of the'four criilseis, lint have fnltal lo icport Iho loss of the fom carrlcis Hi Addition, two Jap battleships nnd one cnirler are listed as pnb- Officers Accuse Man Robert Whitaker Held For $1000 Burglary And Theft Of Auto nobert Whltnkcr, of Lcachvlllc, J'dcnscil from Hhe- Mlssbul . Slate prlssn Oct. 4 afl,er serving n larceny scntciico, lj In (ho county Jnlj here charged fwlth then of an nutomobllo,.'more 'jthiin $1000 In cnsh from a' Missouri •store safe mid burglnry of n'nnlher Store lu Arrcsleii early yqsienliiy nt Lciichvllle In tho car belonging to H. L, Williams of Lenclivllle, according to Deputy Sheriff J. W. MoHancy, nri Investigation fn- volvcd him in the two burglaries officer* ntmounced. ' Whitaker has confessed lo burg- Inrhlng the two stores mid the money and oilier stolen goods returned to owners but he denied stealing Ihe car, Sheriff Halo Jackson announced. Ho maintained, In his confession, that he paid "a friend'" for use of the car. to lm T t Ilic , ey p there, officers snld, by twisting the the relentless American fleet. icvcral stolen. were'limping away In dcfcnty- In the yenrs between, 'much happened. All but two of Ihe 10 ships sunk or damaged nt Peurl Hnrlttr returned to ncllnn. Tho United Stales licet grow three-fold and by the end of Iho year will be'larger than nil other-navies combined. The Japanese [led, on the other hand, hns steadily dwindled. Hifi Ships Hard Hit Jnpnn Is known lo have hnd between 10 and 13 battleships, Yet, 10 were sunk, probably sunk or dnm- ngcd In the hew buttle. Jnpnn is known to have hnd between. 10 and 12 large carriers, Three are listed ns sunk or probably sunk, nnd the final score Is not yet In. Japan long hns lacked sufficient screening force for lls capital ships. Yet, 11 cruisers have been sunk or dam- ngcd along with nn unspecified number of destroyers. ICxpcrls believe the new defenl will deepen Japan's timidity, llinl Us licet will fight only one more battle, tho final battle for the homeland lU'iclf. The United States Navy now may be left with a free hand to throw Its wclglil around In lhc Pacific. And ninny's Ihe Job Hint lies open to It. Here arc n few: First, help In lhc conquest of the Philippines. The Islnnds are narrow, chopped by deep channels. American warships, slipping In nmong them, could hammer hard til Japan's shore Installations. Second, aid In the elimination of Japan's power on Formosn. The Island is only CO to 80 miles wide. Thus, American navnl guns, with ranges up to 20 miles, could work 11 over thoroughly. Three, destroy Japanese strength In the ports of China. Such attacks might clear lhc way for the Navy's iwowc'd aim of landing on the China mainland to secure air and naval bases for the finnl assault on Japan. Mny Shell Japan Four, bombard Japan itself. Of the 45 Jap cllles having popula- llons over 100,000 all but three lie within range of the Nnvy's IG-lrich guns. No part of lhc Islands arc more than 15 miles from the sen. The enemy had hoped lo win his latest war by making it a carbon copy of the war with Russia. Jn- pan's grand strategy hns followed the same general lines of the Russo- Jnpanese wnr nearly half a century ago. As at Pctirl Hnrbor the Jnps pulled a sneak nllnck ngnlnst the Russian navnl base nt Port Arthur. Further, they waited until the enemy fleet hnd moved into Japan's home waters before pouncing on it for a final show-down battle. lu 1004, Ihe Russian armada lefl Ihe Baltic and steamed over a 20,- 000-mllc route to Japan. Patiently, Ihe Japs waited until the cumbersome Czarist fleet reached Iho narrow Straits of Japan. Then they struck. The numerically-superior but weary Russian navy was destroyed almost to a ship. The war was over. Back In March, n Japanese newspaper snid: "The United States fleet is sleam- dcally no damage, ing toward Japan as the Russian' An over-heated stove pipe burn- board, resulting ably wink. Arm seven Imtllcililin, six cuilseis and nt lenst five dc- stioyeis hnvc been dnmancd, The Japs don't admit any damage at In addition, between 160 and 200 Jftp plnnri Imvo \'f fitted to return.' Our Naval Li(thl As foi American losses, they number exactly two sizeable ships. Tho IlKhl cniriei Princeton nnd ail nd- dlllonnl osccnt carrier. Severn! dc- Mioycis and escort conlers have been s damaged, nnd several, p r ' bond sunk' or damaged Tho japs,, while reluctant lo nd- • inlt Ihch own losses, show no Urn-, idty over claims of Inflating lessen ' on (lie Americans. They're claiming , to have sunk or damaged huge ' iKimbcis of American warships — at tho lust count it wns 17. AiueiJcim naval evperts'believe Ihe Jnpnncse Navy has been dealt i n blow from H h!ch it nmy never recover. :They believe It Is through M n fhst-clBss fighting power, although Its remnants still can prove troublesome. r v Iltavy Hits Scored ' ered the I, L. Bone of the damaged destroyers was left i , stnndlng dead In the water. All five In cash, wns obtained \ vessels should piove easy prey to dial of the snfc as the combination was broken, Prom there he Is alleged to have returned to Arkansas and to have entered the O. J. Moore store at Uoylon, north of Leachville. There, 59.40 In cash, two packages of cigarettes, toothbrush, pipe nnd " ' two-cent stamps . were Returning to Leachville, Officer MeHancy, Informed the Williams car was stolen, spotted the automobile with Whltnker as driver. The 23-year-old Leachville man, sentenced to three years imprlsln- mcnt op a charge of stealing a truck nt Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly served n term In the Arkansas reformatory. Whether he will be turned over lo Missouri authorities for trial on the burglary charge In which $1000 cnsh was obtained, or be Ivtcd for the offenses allegedly committed In Arkansas, had not been decided, It was said todny. Canning Plant Here Qualifies For 'A 1 Award LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 20 (UP) — District War FVjod Administrator Carl Htnton lodny said two Arkansas plants have qualified for the War Food Administration's nchlcvemcflt "A" award for exceptional production records and outstanding accomplishment In the food field. Plants receiving the award, the first made In Arkansas, are the Blythevllle Canning Company and Ihe Chester D. Franz Company of Mammoth Springs. Firemen Answer Alarm Firemen made a run to. 127 East Dougnn at 8:20 o'clock this morning but the fire resulted In prac- fleet 40 years ago. It Is therefore c d a nearby plain that Japan has entered the," 1 .the alarm. decisive phase of the war." \~~~~ '—• '' — '~~ .But the Jnps forgot one thing, committed the same error and their The Czarist. fleet. was destroyed fleet was caught In two narrow partly because it was lodged in the J straits In the Philippines, the 40- narrow Straits of Japan. The Japs j year-old plan backfired. Nnval ciniles at General Mac- Arlhur's headquarters say tho victory ' almost certainly will mean llml Americans »ni drive home sooner than was expected, attacks on Japan and her stolen empire They say (he Philippine campaign has been speeded up. However, Secretary of Navy Stimson warns . that Increasingly stubborn -Japanese , resistance may be expected In the Philippines •American troops still arc ptish- Ing ahead ,1:1 the Philippines. They have inndfid on Samar, lost barrier before Luzon, and -seized the northern, coast of the Island And they have extended their gains on Leytc to bring 31 towns nnd villages nnd six airfields under Amcr Icnh control. : , . Cavalry ori Samar The Invasion of Samar, third largest island In the Philippines, was carried out by the First Dismounted Cavalry Division, 'which made a 17-mile amphibious hop up the coast of Leytc/and crossed, the narrow San Jfuanico Strait. The enemy has tried to strike back by air. At least 100 Jap •• land- based planes struck at a force of small American aircraft carriers off Leyte Tuesday. But Wildcats and Avengers from the baby" flattops . downed 49 bombers and seven, fighters at a loss of two planes and one pilot. • : ' , • American air-power apparently hns scored in ahother quarter of the Pacific. A Japanese broadcast says thnt Ino Island In the Bonin group has been attacked by 30 large Amer- Ira n . planes.Tokya also reports'an attack by 56 "small" planes on WotJR nnrl Jnlult Atolls In'the Marshal group. The Allies have won still'other victories on mainland Asia. Chinese troops have annihilated a Japanese column 22 miles northeast of threatened Kneilln. Front dispatches say the defenders first cut the Japanese retreat in (J)e rear, then swooped down on the colffmn from •' three sides and wiped out tlie entire enemy force. , And, ovet In Burma, British and Chinese patrols have raided Jap positions along the railroad linking MvHkyina and Mandalay lu northern Burnva. • Chicago Wheat , , .open high low close prcl. DCO, . 164Vf 164NS 163\ 163'i 164'i' May . 160« 160T4 150 15» A '

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